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Hidden Hiking Treasures A Primer for Autumn Adventure See Page 3

FALL FOLIAGE FLOAT ON THE NEW

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INSIDE: Recreation Activities –

Registration Begins Sep 12 at 9am


What’s Happening? SEPTEMBER 1

Welcome Back Kick off Concert and Spirit Rally, 6-10:30pm, College Avenue

SEPTEMBER 4

Labor Day, Town Offices Closed

SEPTEMBER 6

Market Square Jam with Sam Linkous and Friends, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

SEPTEMBER 8

Gobblerfest, Virginia Tech Drillfield, 4-7pm

SEPTEMBER 9

Virginia Tech vs. Delaware

SEPTEMBER 10

Vintage Market, Market Square Park, 10am-5pm

SEPTEMBER 13

Market Square Jam with The Happy Hollow String Band, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

SEPTEMBER 16-24

Sustainability Week

SEPTEMBER 20

Market Square Jam with Indian Run String Band, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

OCTOBER 14

Root Cellar-bration Chef, Market Square Park, 9-11:30am Blues, Brews, and BBQ, Odd Fellows Hall, 12-6pm Shred-a-Thon, Community Center Parking Lot, 725 Patrick Henry Dr., 9am-noon

OCTOBER 15

Festival of the Dog, Municipal Park, 11:30am-2:30pm

OCTOBER 21

Virginia Tech vs. University of North Carolina

OCTOBER 28

Virginia Tech vs. Duke

OCTOBER 31

Downtown Trick or Treat, 4-6pm Halloween Carnival, Blacksburg Community Center, 6-8pm

NOVEMBER 4

Virginia Tech Science Festival, Virginia Tech, 10am-3pm

NOVEMBER 10

Veterans Day, Town Offices Closed

NOVEMBER 18

SEPTEMBER 23

Virginia Tech vs. Pitt Holiday Market, Market Square Park, 8am-2pm

SEPTEMBER 27

Thanksgiving, Town Offices Closed

Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion University Market Square Jam with Sam Linkous and Friends, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

SEPTEMBER 30

Virginia Tech vs. Clemson Apple and Pear Tasting, Market Square Park, 9-11:30am

OCTOBER 6

Art Walk, Downtown Blacksburg, 5pm

OCTOBER 7

Blacksburg Brew Do, Noon-5pm, Corporate Research Center

IN THIS ISSUE 3 Hiking Hidden Treasures 4 Thank you, Mayor Rordam 5 Back to School 6 Merchants Groups 7 Recreation Center 7 Registration Information 8 Community Center 9 Shelter and Field Rentals 10 Aquatic Center 11 Youth Programs 18 Aquatics Programs 24 Festival of the Dog 25 Athletic Programs 29 Active Adults

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NOVEMBER 23-24

Blacksburg Parks & Recreation

NOVEMBER 25

Small Business Saturday

DECEMBER 1

Art Walk, Downtown, 5pm Winter Lights Festival, Downtown, 4:30pm Holiday Parade, Downtown, 7pm

DECEMBER 16

Holiday Market, Market Square Park, 8am-2pm

DECEMBER 25-26

Christmas, Town Offices Closed

SHRED-A-THON

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 am - noon, Community Center Parking Lot, 725 Patrick Henry Dr. Bring your papers for shredding. Reduce the risk of identity theft and keep recyclable paper out of the landfill. No businesses please. For more information, please contact the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling at 540-443-1212 or recycle@blacksburg.gov.

To find out what’s happening around Blacksburg or to post your own events, visit www.stepintoblacksburg.org. For town meeting dates, deadlines, and collection schedules, visit www.blacksburg.gov/calendar.

About Town is a publication of the Town of Blacksburg Community Relations Office. Mission of the Town of Blacksburg To support a dynamic community by providing effective municipal services and enhancing Blacksburg’s quality of life. Town Council clerk@blacksburg.gov Ron Rordam, Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, Vice Mayor Susan Anderson John Bush Krisha Chachra Cecile Newcomb Michael Sutphin Enjoy About Town and don’t forget to recycle.

KEEP IN TOUCH


Hidden Hiking Treasures A Primer for Autumn Adventure

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t’s no secret that the New River Valley has some of the most breathtaking colors

and views in the fall months. Families, hikers, and visitors flock to the Huckleberry Trail, Cascades, McAfee Knob, Dragon’s Tooth, and other popular outdoor destinations. But there are some lesser-known trails and places to get those amazing fall views – some right here in Blacksburg. Ellett Valley Trail If you want to stay close to Blacksburg head down to the Ellett Valley for an easy, one mile loop called the Ellett Valley Trail. This greenway is part of Blacksburg’s 500+ acres of parkland and is one of the lesser-known trails in our area. Enjoy the trees as they delight with their fall colors and relax at an old spring while enjoying the sounds of nature. Gateway Park Just off Meadowbrook Drive near Heritage Park is Gateway Park. Hike, bike, or ride your horse on this easy to moderate trail. For more of an adventure take Old Farm Trail into the National Forest where the path goes from easy to difficult in no time. Those who complete this advanced hike in late fall when the leaves have fallen will be rewarded with a panoramic view of Blacksburg below. The trail will also take you to Pandapas Pond. Mill Creek Just 30 miles outside of Blacksburg is Mill Creek Nature Park in Narrows. This park is over 140 acres of absolute beauty. The nature trail winds along side of Mill Creek providing visitors with views of waterfalls, creek pools, and a dam built in the 1780s. It is an easy to moderate hike and leads to the Jefferson National Forest. More information on Mill Creek can be found at http://virginiasmtnplayground.com/mill-creek/. To learn more about Blacksburg’s hidden hiking treasures contact Blacksburg Parks and Recreation at 540-443-1100, email recreation@blacksburg.gov, or visit http://www.blacksburg.gov/outdoors. Better yet, get out there and start hiking! About Town Town || www.blacksburg.gov www.blacksburg.gov 3 || About


Thank you, Mayor Rordam tickets, a barking dog, the state Parking of the neighborhood or the state of the

world—none of it surprises Ron Rordam when people approach him. “You have to be ready for anything,” he said. “Being mayor is a part-time job with 24/7 responsibilities.” Mayor Rordam, who is not seeking reelection this November, has served Blacksburg for more than twenty years. He was elected to town council in 1996 and has been mayor since 2006. One of the most important things he’s learned about government is that change takes time. And that’s a good thing. “To make anything happen in localities, you have to have support from the community and bring them in on major decisions. You get ideas and feedback you can use to tweak or even change directions. Once you know and understand that, having patience is easy,” Rordam said. Patience has paid off, especially with one of Rordam’s favorite projects-redesigning College Avenue and Main Street. “We started the process in 2000. The physical changes took a few years—but the planning took more than a decade.” Rordam also feels the changes put Blacksburg in the right place for the future. “These initiatives will live on and grow as we build Blacksburg as an arts destination,” he said. As January 1 approaches, Rordam finds himself reflecting on his years in office, and remains positive. “We’re ready, as a community, to move ahead in a way that is uniquely Blacksburg.” He also reminds us that local politics is important, and all politics is local. “Local elected officials have a better understanding of what is right for their community. That is where the action is.”

Helping secure Blacksburg’s sustainable future In 2015, Rordam was awarded the Mayors’ Climate Protection Award for the Solarize Blacksburg project. At the time, Rordam said “Our citizens … and our town are the real winners.”

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Back to School School resource officers teach and learn

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here are some days when Officer Ben Machingo doesn’t make it out of his office at Blacksburg High School. Students stop by to talk to the BHS school resource officer about sports, school, and their families. Sometimes they need encouragement or advice. “When they stop by my office, it isn’t because they’ve done something bad,” Machingo said. The school resource officer program at Blacksburg schools is about making schools safer through learning and building relationships. It is a cooperation between law enforcement, schools, students, parents, and the community. Officers who serve in the program receive training in school law, counseling, crisis intervention, and dealing with children. Resource officers are placed in four elementary schools as well as at the middle and high schools. Their duties vary depending on the ages of the children and their needs—officers in the elementary schools teach Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE); older students are taught Virginia Rules, a course designed to help teens understand the law as it applies to their everyday lives. Building relationships allows everyone to get to know each other beyond stereotypes. “For the students, it is important for them to see us as people, not as a uniform. We are normal humans,” Machingo said. The officers are learning, too. “I’ve learned that students need to be treated as individuals. I enjoy getting to know these kids and who they are.” Machingo considers his work at BHS the most rewarding thing he’s done in law enforcement. His favorite part is seeing students grow and mature throughout the school year. “I’m just hoping to impact them in a positive way, to educate students to make better decisions.”

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Merchants Groups Bring Visibility to Commercial Districts In every community across the country

you hear people talking about buying local. This means different things to different people, but in Blacksburg it means one thing; supporting the businesses large and small that make our community so unique. It’s a choice and a way of life.

The Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg (known as Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. or DBI) have long had a handle on what it takes to make downtown and its local shops thrive. They do this through events and collaborations with their member businesses and they work with the town on improvements that create an open and inviting atmosphere for all. In 2012, Blacksburg Town Council appointed the South Main Task Force to focus on continued improvements and economic development of the South Main business corridor. From the task force grew the South Main Merchant’s Association (SOMA). From there, the University City Boulevard (UCB) Merchant’s Association was formed, and then Connect North Main, focused on the vitality of the North Main Street

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commercial area. These groups were established to facilitate communication and crossmarketing between businesses in the various commercial areas of town. One member of Town Council serves as a liaison to each. The groups provide a forum for members to meet and discuss issues related to the success and growth of local businesses. They have business meetings monthly and quarterly they come together for a Merchant Mingle hosted by one of the groups. “Since our inception we have hosted events, marketing training sessions, and social mixers,” said Paula Bolte, President of SOMA and owner of Imaginations Toy Store and Annie Kays. “We’re honored to represent the south side of Blacksburg as we work with other merchant organizations in town to support and promote Blacksburg businesses. Working together provides a stronger voice to our elected officials, as well as association members and citizens of Blacksburg.” To keep up with the happenings in Blacksburg’s thriving commercial districts visit www.blacksburg.gov/ merchantgroups, and get out there and shop local.

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GENERAL INFORMATION BLACKSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION

RECREATION FEES WHAT DOES R/NR MEAN?

R: RESIDENT: Individuals living in the town limits or paying town taxes NR: NON-RESIDENT: Non-Blacksburg residents

REFUND POLICY

Refund requests must be made seven days prior to the start of a program or rental to ensure refund or credit. • A $25 service charge will apply to all cash refunds. • Refunds under $25 will be credited to the household account.

OPEN PARTICIPATION

All programs are available without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation or disability. Parks and Recreation is committed to providing accommodations, (access), in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us at 540-443-1100 or recreation@blacksburg.gov if accommodations are requested.

Parks and Recreation Staff

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event of cancellations, you will receive an email, and information will be posted at www.facebook.com/ BlacksburgParksandRecreation. You also can call the Blacksburg Community Center at 540-443-1140, Blacksburg Aquatic Center at 540-443-1120, or the main office at 540-443-1100 for updates.

REGISTRATION

Fall registration begins Sep. 12 at 9am. Register by phone, mail, fax, online at www.blacksburg.gov/recreation, or in person at one of the following locations:

The Blacksburg Community Center 725 Patrick Henry Dr. Phone: 540-443-1140 Fax: 540-961-1897

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Blacksburg Aquatic Center 625 Patrick Henry Dr. Phone: 540-443-1120 Fax: 540-951-8313

Parks and Recreation Office 615 Patrick Henry Dr. Phone: 540-443-1100 Fax: 540-951-8313

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GENERAL INFORMATION – COMMUNITY CENTER

THE COMMUNITY CENTER 725 Patrick Henry Dr. | Phone: 540-443-1140 | Fax: 540-961-1897 HOURS OF OPERATION September & October Monday-Thursday

8am-10pm 8am-8pm Noon-5pm

Friday & Saturday Sunday

November Monday-Saturday

8am-10pm Noon-5pm

Sunday

December Monday-Saturday* 8am-10pm

Sunday Noon-6pm *Closing at 8pm the last week of December

Closing Days

September 2-4 November 23-24 December 24-25 December 31 January 1

COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM RENTALS

Room setup is available free of charge with at least 48 hours notice. Any rentals outside of the regular hours of the Community Center are subject to an extra $10/ hr. One week advance registration is required. Call 540-443-1140 or email jleahy@blacksburg.gov for more information.

FITNESS CENTER FEES

Adults (18 years and older) Daily pass: $5 Five time pass: $10 Thirty time pass: $35 Fifty Time pass: $50 All passes are good for up to one year from date of purchase. The Fitness Center opens when the Community Center opens and closes ½ hour before the Community Center closes. Facility hours may change due to special events. Please call 540-443-1140 for more information.

KIPPS GYMNASIUM

Multipurpose Room: $30/hr, holds 155 banquet;

2801 Prices Fork Rd. Phone: 540-552-2798

Community Room: $25/hr, holds 80 banquet; 100 lecture Art Room: $15/hr, holds 15 banquet 25 lecture includes

Kipps Gymnasium is only open for programs and gym rentals. Rental fees are $25/hr. Rentals must be made one week in advance. Call 540-443-1100 or Adam Lloyd at 540-443-1105 for information and reservations.

250 lecture

sink and counter

Program Room: $20/hr, holds 60 banquet; 80 lecture, includes sink and counter

Social Room: $15/hr, holds 15,

includes sofas and big screen TV

COMMUNITY CENTER GYM A AND B Rental fees are $25/hr

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SHELTER AND FIELD RENTALS

PICNIC SHELTERS

Picnic shelter reservations may be made at the recreation office, 615 Patrick Henry Dr., Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm or by phone. Shelter reservation times are 10am-3pm, 4pm - dark or for the entire day. Fees are $30 for half day period or $50/all day. The fee is non-refundable unless inclement weather prevents use on the day of reservation.

Municipal Park Shelter Rentals: Shelter I: Seats 160 people. Located on Turner Street. Shelter II: Seats 48 people. Located on Turner Street, park side. Shelter III: Seats 48 people. Located on Patrick Henry Drive. Shelter IV: Seats 48 people. Located on Patrick Henry Drive. Nellie’s Cave Park: Seats 100 people. Located at the end of Grissom Lane.

Toms Creek Park: Seats 32 people. Located on Toms Creek Road, west of Route 460. 1/4 mile on right. Heritage Community Park: Shelter on Glade Road seats 64, shelter on Meadowbrook Drive seats 64. Wong Park: Seats 32 people. Located at 303 Wilson Ave. Skate Park Shelter: Seats 20 people. Located in front of main office, 615 Patrick Henry Dr. Tennis Court Shelter: Seats 32 people. Located at 615 Patrick Henry Dr.

Field Rentals

Fields may be reserved for softball, baseball, or soccer for a fee of $10/hr. Tournament fees are $85/field, per day + $35/hr for lights + $100 (refundable) damage deposit.

Horseshoe Pits at Municipal and Nellie’s Cave Park

Horseshoes can be rented at the Blacksburg Community Center for $5/set.

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AQUATIC CENTER

HOURS AND FEES | AQUATIC CENTER 625 Patrick Henry Dr. | Phone: 540-443-1120 / Fax: 540-951-8313

General Information

Monday-Thursday 5:30am-9:30pm Friday 5:30am-7:15pm Saturday 9am-6:30pm Sunday 1-6:30pm The pool closes fifteen minutes before the building. The Aquatic Center will be closed August 25-September 4 for annual maintenance and will reopen Tuesday, September 5. Other closing dates include Thanksgiving Day - November 23, Christmas Eve - December 24, and Christmas Day - December 25. For information on weekly schedules, facility policies, and rules please check the website at www.blacksburg.gov/ recreation or call 540-443-1120.

Daycares, Schools and Other Groups

Groups planning to bring 10 or more swimmers during recreational swim hours are asked to schedule with the Aquatic Center at least one week in advance whenever possible. Groups with children under the age of 10 are to have one adult supervising in the water, per eight children.

Child Supervision

Children five and younger must be supervised by a paying, swimming adult in the pool and locker room and must be within arm’s reach at all times. A supervising adult must be in the facility for children ages 6-13. Children over the age of three may not use the opposite gender locker room. The family changing room is available for parents with children over the age of three.

Pool Rentals

All pool facility rentals are for two hours and must be made at least one week in advance to ensure adequate staffing.

Lobby Rental

Lobby rentals are available Mondays through Sundays 1:153:15pm, Saturdays or Sundays, 3:45-5:45pm. Includes use of the lobby and pool admission for up to 15 people. Please note the facility will remain open to the general public during lobby rentals. Lobby Rental Package: $75 (pool admission for up to 15 people) Additional price per person is $3

Private Rental*

Private rentals are available 7:15-9:15pm on Friday and 6:45-8:45pm on Saturday evenings. Includes exclusive use of the BAC lobby and pool admission for up to 25 people. Private Rental Package: $135 (pool admission for up to 25 people) For parties larger than 25 people there will be an additional charge of $35. Up to 75 swimmers is an additional $50. *Add a Float Package to any private rental for $40. Includes use of aquatic center inflatable toys. Float toys may vary according to availability.

Admission and Pass Information

Daily Admission: Adults (15-64): $3.75 Seniors (65 and up): $3.25 Youth (3-14): $3.25 After 7pm rates decrease by $.50 Children under the age of three are free with a paying, swimming adult. 10 Swim Passes:* Adults (15-64): $32 Seniors (65 and up): $27 Youth (3-14): $27 30 Swim Passes:* Adults (15-64): $90 Seniors (65 & up): $75 Youth (3-14): $75 Yearly Passes:* Primary Account Member Adults (15-64): $250 Seniors (65 and up): $225 Youth (3-14): $225 Additional Account Member Adult (20-64): $175 Senior (65 and up): $110 Young Adult (15-19): $110 Youth (3-14): $95 *All Swim Passes expire one year from purchase date and include use of the Lap Pool, Spa, Saunas, and Water Aerobics during appropriate hours.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

RANDY HALL Community Programs Supervisor 540-443-1106 • rhall@blacksburg.gov MOMMY & ME / DADDY & ME

This playgroup focuses on motor skills, developmental movements, and includes ladders, slides, tunnels, parachute, streamers, hula hoops, and Lummi sticks. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

101001-F1   

M Oct 2-Nov 6

1–1.8

Location

Time

9:30-10:30am

Fee (R/NR)

$40/$50

Blacksburg Community Center

FAMILY ENERGY OUTLET

For parents with more than one child, this playgroup will center on exercise and movement. Music and songs also included. Parent participation required. Date

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

101003-F1

W Oct 4-Nov 8

0-6

10:45-11:45am

$30/$40 per child

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ENERGY OUTLET

Get out that energy with playgroups centered on movement exercise. Activities will include body awareness, balance, eye-hand, eye-foot coordination, creative expression, self confidence and social interaction. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

101001-F1   

Tu Oct 3-Nov 7

2

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Santa Calling

The Blacksburg Parks Recreation Department has made special arrangements for Santa Claus to call children, ages 3-8, from Santa’s North Pole Workshop on Thursday, December 21, from 4-6 pm. Forms can be found online www.blacksburg.gov/recreation or picked up at any recreational facility. All forms must be received by Monday, December 18. HO! HO! HO! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

ROMP & STOMP

These playgroups include free play, warm-up exercises, basic concepts such as up and down, in and out, as well as basic shapes and directions. Song activities will be incorporated. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

101002–F1

Tu Oct 3-Nov 7

18-24 mos

Location

Time

9:30-10:30am

Fee (R/NR)

$40/$50

Blacksburg Community Center

SPORTY SHORTIES

Participate in a variety of exercises while enjoying the soft equipment where children can roll, tumble, crawl through and climb. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

101104-F1

M Oct 2-Nov 6

2-3

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

! EVENING CLASS BOUNCING BEARS NEW

This class will focus on a variety of large, interactive inflatables. There will be jumpers and sliders for children to explore. Parachute activities will be held at the end of each class. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

101011-F1   

W Oct 4-Nov 8

3-4

6-7pm

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

KANGAROO KIDS

These classes are centered on a movement program which incorporate, body awareness, balance, eye-hand, eyefoot coordination, creative expression, self confidence and social interaction. Activity #

Date

Age

101008-F1   

W Oct 4-Nov 8

3-4

Location

Time

9:30-10:30am

Fee (R/NR)

$40/$50

Blacksburg Community Center

MUSIC TIME FOR THE FAMILY

This music class is especially designed for families with growing toddlers and preschoolers to learn about and enjoy music together. Music will include nursery rhymes, folk music, and other genres. Parent participation is required. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

102412-M1

Sa Sep 30-Oct 21

0-4

9-9:45am

$25/$35 per child

102412-M2

Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

0-4

9-9:45am

$25/$35 per child

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

ART & MORE FOR 2s

Introduce your toddler to art in a semi-structured setting. The classes will consist of a variety of art projects, story time and songs. Emphasis is on fun, social interaction and experimenting with different media. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

101100-F1 101100-F2

Tu Oct 3-Nov 7 Th Oct 5-Nov 9

2 2

Location

Time

9:45-10:45am 9:45-10:45am

Fee (R/NR)

$40/$50 $40/$50

Recreation Administrative Office

ART SMART

Toddlers will be exposed to different media while learning how to use colors, shapes, patterns and sizes. We will encourage imagination, expression and communication through art. The end of each class will be spent reading and sharing songs and stories. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

101101-F1 101101-F2

Tu Oct 3-Nov 7 Th Oct 5-Nov 9

3-4 3-4

11am-noon 11am-noon

$35/$45 $35/$45

Location

Recreation Administrative Office

PIL SEUNG TAE KWON DO INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM

Korean Martial Art Olympic Style Program, stressing integrity, physical, and mental fitness. No contract required. Ongoing program and fee is due by the first class of each month. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112206-10 112206-11 112206-12 112206-01

M, W Oct M, W Nov M, W Dec M, W Jan

7 & up

4:30-5:15pm

$35/$45

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112205-10 112205-11 112205-12 112205-01

Tu Oct Tu Nov Tu Dec Tu Jan

4-6

5:15-6pm

$35/$45

Location

915 Hethwood Blvd. Unit 7 at Hethwood Shopping Center

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE

This is a mandatory course to obtain a Virginia State Hunting License for 12-15 year olds and first time hunters. The class is conducted by The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Self-study is required prior to the classroom portion of the class. Self-study options are listed below: • Pick up and study a free student manual at any regional DGIF office. • Purchase and study a student manual. Call 1-800-830-2268. Price is $10.95 plus $5 shipping. • Download a free self-study student manual (PDF) from the DGIF website. Register at www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education. Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Su Sep 10

12 & up

1-7pm

$2 at the door

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

TRAVIS COAD Outdoor Supervisor 540-443-1104 • tcoad@blacksburg.gov BOATING FALL FOLIAGE FLOAT ON THE NEW

Canoe down the New River enjoying the beautiful colors and sounds of fall. This section of river provides relatively easy paddling with occasional fast moving riffles. Guides will provide you with a safety talk and a lesson. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130505-01

Sa Oct 21

11 & up

9am-5pm

$30/$40

Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

SCENIC KAYAK TOUR OF THE NEW

What better way to welcome in the fall season then paddling one of the most beautiful sections of the New River. Guides will provide you with a safety instruction and lesson on paddling fundamentals. Activity #

130003-1 Location Registration Deadline

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Sa Sep 23

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING

Enjoy a day on Claytor Lake learning the basics of paddleboarding. This easy six hour introductory course will teach you the fundamentals to get you paddleboarding in no time. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130304-01

Sa Sep 2

11 & up

9am-5pm

$45/$55

Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

FALL FOLIAGE PADDLEBOARDING

Kick back and enjoy paddleboarding on Claytor Lake with the beauty of the fall colors as your backdrop. This relaxing trip will let you experience the wonder and excitement of paddleboarding while enjoying the sights and sounds of fall. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130304-02

Sa Oct 14

11 & up

9am-5pm

$45/$55

Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS BOATING KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTERMEDIATE WHITE WATER KAYAKING

Ideal for the beginner who has taken Intro to Kayaking to advance their kayaking skills. Build on the fundamentals and learn some new skills only learned in a river environment. Equipment will be provided. Personal equipment welcome. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-9

Su Sep 10

11 & up

9am-noon

$20/$30

Location Registration Deadline

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Thursday before the course by 5pm

KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTRO TO WHITE WATER KAYAKING

Ideal for the beginner to the advanced looking to fast track their learning curve or just get some pool time. Learn the fundamentals of the roll, bracing, and edge control. Equipment will be provided. Personal equipment welcome. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-10 430501-11 430501-12

Su Oct 15 Su Nov 19 Su Dec 17

11 & up 11 & up 11 & up

10am-noon 10am-noon 10am-noon

$20/$30 $20/$30 $20/$30

Location Registration Deadline

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center. Thursday before the course by 5pm

HIKES AND RIDES

HAWK WATCHING

Hike a moderate 1.5 miles to Hanging Rock Observatory nestled 3800 ft above the Virginia/West Virginia boundary. At this time of year over 1000 raptors can be spotted in a single day. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130201-HW

Sa Sep 16

16 & up

9am-4pm

$15/$25

Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

WALK –N- WINE: BUFFALO MOUNTAIN

Buffalo Mountain is a moderate two mile hike with spectacular 360 degree views. Bring your camera for this one. Afterwards take a moment to enjoy a special tasting at a local winery just down the road. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130201-BG

Sa Oct28

21 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

BIKE THE NEW RIVER TRAIL

Want to try biking but don’t have a group of riders or a bike? Come with us and discover the beauty of the New River Rail Trail. The trail’s level gradient and short sections makes it great for all abilities. Activity #

Date

130008-1

Sa Nov 11

Age

11 & up

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

9am-5pm

W/rental $30/$40 W/O rental $20/$30

* Trip will include bike rental, guide, and transportation. Personal bikes are welcome; please contact the Outdoor Supervisor prior to trip to make arrangements. Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS HIKES AND RIDES HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE

Spend the day horseback riding through the mountains and country side. This guided horseback ride is a two-hour trail ride through water crossings, wooded trails, and open pasture. Rides are led by professional staff from Reba Farm Inn and Saddle Soar Equitainment. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130202-HB

Sa Sep 30

11 & up

8:30am-3pm

$50/$60

Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

WORKSHOPS BASICS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

Learn basic concepts to make yourself a better mountain biker, and what equipment to have on the trail. Test your new skills on a short ride at Pandapas Pond. Activity requires you to bring your personal mountain bike in proper working order. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130008- M1 130008- M2 130008- M3

Su Sep 10 Su Oct 8 Su Nov 5

11 & up 11 & up 11 & up

2-6pm 2-6pm 1-5pm

$10/$20 $10/$20 $10/$20

Location Registration Deadline

Program will meet at the upper parking lot Pandapas Pond. Thursday before the program by 5pm

For Additional Environmental Programs contact contact

SEEDS is a nature-based community organization. The nature center is Located at Blacksburg’s historic Price House, 107 Wharton Street SE. We partner with the VT Department of Biological Sciences to offer educational programs, exhibits, and more. Come visit! Registration information for SEEDS summer field camps for kids 7-9, 10-12, and our SEEDlings summer program for 3-6 year olds can be found on our website.

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS CLIMBING AND CAVING INTRODUCTION TO CAVING

Experience total darkness. View unique cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, and more. No experience is needed. All caving is in accordance to the Caving Protocols in Response to White-Nose Syndrome in Virginia. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130002-1 130002-2 130002-3

Sa Sep 9 Sa Nov 19 Sa Dec 10

11 & up 11 & up 11 & up

9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm

$25/$35 $25/$35 $25/$35

Location Registration Deadline

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center. Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

ARRANGE FOR A PRIVATE TRIP OR LESSON

Give us a call and let us set up a private trip/program out on the river, rocks, woods, or in the classroom. You can also arrange for private lessons in canoeing or kayaking. Let one of our professionally trained instructors fine tune your skills. Private trips or lessons make for great gift ideas. Call 540-961-1133 for more information.

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail is the first statewide trail system of its kind in the United States. Along this fascinating trail you will find the Heritage Community Park and Natural Area located in Blacksburg, VA. This unique park offers visitors over 169 acres of opportunity to visit and array of habitats including: open meadows, hedge rows, floodplains and marshes. A large diversity of birds, white tail deer, wild turkey, red fox, various reptiles and insects inhabit the park as well. For more information on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail please visit The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

LYNNE KRULICH Aquatic Supervisor 540-443-1120 lkrulich@blacksburg.gov *No Water Aerobics classes during the week of Thanksgiving, November 20-26

WATER EXERCISE PROGRAMS Aquatic Therapy For Rehabilitation And Exercise

M-F 9-11am Individuals can perform therapy under the direction their own physician or physical therapist. In addition to a pass or daily admission fee a letter, from a physician or physical therapist, is required for admission and must be renewed yearly.

WATER AEROBICS Aqua Fit!

M-F 9-10am M&W 7-8pm Conducted in deep and shallow water, AquaFit! is designed to give a total body workout with little or no impact. Class includes cardio, toning, and stretching. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Flotation belts available.

B.Y.O.B. - BRING YOUR OWN BABY (AND YOU!)

W Sep 6-Dec 13 This fun class uses the baby as “resistance equipment” for the parent. The parent receives a great water workout while songs and games entertain the child. Ages six months to five years.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM

*There will be no swim lessons during the week of Thanksgiving November 20-26*

WATER BABIES & BUGS (6-36 months)

Parent participation required. Class provides experiences and activities for parents and children including enter/ exit the water safely, getting comfortable in the water, exploring buoyancy and changing body positions in the water. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139000-01 139000-02 139000-03 139000-04 139000-05

M, W Sep 18-27 M, W Oct 23-Nov 1 M, W Nov 27-Dec 6 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

5-5:30pm 5-5:30pm 5-5:30pm 9-9:30am 9-9:30am

$37/$45 $37/$45 $37/$45 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 15 Oct 20 Nov 24 Sep 22 Oct 27

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM Preschool Levels

GUPPIES (3-5 years)

Must be completely independent of parent. Objective is to help participants feel comfortable and safely enjoy the water. Includes front/back floating, blowing bubbles, and paddle strokes on front and back with support. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139010-01 139010-02 139010-03 139010-04 139010-05 139010-06 139010-07 139010-08

M, W Sep 18-Oct 11 Tu, Th Sep 19-Oct 12 M, W Oct 23-Nov 15 Tu, Th Oct 24-Nov 16 M, W Nov 27-Dec 20 Tu, Th Nov 28-Dec 21 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

5:35-6:05pm 5-5:30pm 5:35-6:05pm 5-5:30pm 5:35-6:05pm 5-5:30pm 9:35-10:05am 9:35-10:05am

$52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 15 Sep 18 Oct 20 Oct 23 Nov 24 Nov 27 Sep 22 Oct 27

MINNOWS (3-5 years)

Must be completely independent of parent. Building on skills taught in Guppies while building confidence and independence. Skills include front/back floating, underwater exploration, combined stroke with breathing, kicking on back and front unsupported. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139015-01 139015-02 139015-03 139015-04 139015-05 139015-06 139015-07 139015-08

M, W Sep 18-Oct 11 Tu, Th Sep 19-Oct 12 M, W Oct 23-Nov 15 Tu, Th Oct 24-Nov 16 M, W Nov 27-Dec 20 Tu, Th Nov 28-Dec 21 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

5:35-6:05pm 5:35-6:05pm 5:35-6:05pm 5:35-6:05pm 5:35-6:05pm 5:35-6:05pm 9:35-10:05am 9:35-10:05am

$52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 15 Sep 18 Oct 20 Oct 23 Nov 24 Nov 27 Sep 22 Oct 27

Learn-to-Swim Levels LEVEL 1 - STARFISH (6+ years)

Beginner swimmers. Participants learn to be comfortable in water and to enjoy the water safely. Basic skills set foundations for skills in later levels, including: floating, front/back glides, rolling over, and combined strokes with support. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139018-01 139018-02 139018-03 139018-04 139018-05

M, W Sep 18-Oct 11 Tu, Th Oct 24-Nov 16 M, W Nov 27-Dec 20 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 10:10-10:55am 10:10-10:55am

$52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 15 Oct 23 Nov 24 Sep 22 Oct 27

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

Learn-to-Swim Levels

LEVEL 2 – SEA TURTLES (6+ years)

Prerequisite: Level 1 or must be able to demonstrate requirements for level 1. Participants learn to float without support, front and back glides, and combined stroke on front and back with rhythmic breathing Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139020-01 139020-02 139020-03 139020-04 139020-05

M, W Sep 18-Oct 11 Tu, Th Oct 24-Nov 16 M, W Nov 27-Dec 20 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 10:10-10:55am 10:10-10:55am

$52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 15 Oct 23 Nov 24 Sep 22 Oct 27

LEVEL 3 – STING RAYS (6+ years)

Prerequisite: Level 2 or must be able to demonstrate requirements for level 2. Skills taught include front crawl, back crawl, butterfly kick, and open turns, diving from the side and treading water. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139030-01 139030-02 139030-03 139030-04 139030-05

Tu, Th Sep 19-Oct 12 M, W Oct 23-Nov 15 Tu, Th Nov 28-Dec 21 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 11-11:45am 11-11:45am

$52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 18 Oct 20 Nov 27 Sep 22 Oct 27

LEVEL 4 – SWORDFISH (6+ years)

Prerequisite: Level 3 or must be able to demonstrate requirements for level 3. Introduces the elementary backstroke, breaststroke and elements of the sidestroke. Skills taught include breaststroke, treading water, elementary backstroke, diving skills, butterfly, and open turns. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139040-01 139040-02 139040-03 139040-04 139040-05

Tu, Th Sep 19-Oct 12 M, W Oct 23-Nov 15 Tu, Th Nov 28-Dec 21 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 11-11:45am 11-11:45am

$52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 18 Oct 23 Nov 27 Sep 22 Oct 27

Swimming With Santa Have you heard? The pool is the best place to be during these cold, winter days – especially if you are swimming with Santa! Join us on Friday, December 8, 6-8pm, for our “Swim with Santa” event.  Bring the kids, their holiday list, along with suits and cameras, as we offer a fun and festive evening for you and your family. Enjoy holiday music, swim in a climate controlled environment, and tell Santa what you want for the holidays.  Santa will be visiting the Blacksburg Aquatic Center for only a few hours, so make sure you don’t miss him. This opportunity is your chance to have summer-type fun with Santa. The event is $5 per person to enter.

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

Learn-to-Swim Levels

LEVEL 5 – DOLPHINS (6+ years)

Prerequisite: Level 4 or must be able to demonstrate requirements for level 4. Participants refine strokes and increase endurance. Skills taught include breaststroke, sidestroke, introduction to flip turns, treading water, and surface dives. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139050-01 139050-02 139050-03 139050-04 139050-05

Tu, Th Sep 19-Oct 12 Tu, Th Oct 24-Nov 16 Tu, Th Nov 28-Dec 21 Sa Sep 23-Oct 14 Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 11-11:45am 11-11:45am

$52/$62 $52/$62 $52/$62 $42/$52 $42/$52

Sep 18 Oct 23 Nov 27 Sep 22 Oct 27

GET WET - MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS 3 (15+ years)

An introductory water program designed for those fearful about participating in water activities. Instructors will provide an extra amount of patience and understanding while developing fundamental skills in basic water safety, water adjustment and swimming techniques. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139080-01

Sa Sep 23-Oct 14

11-11:45am

$42/$52

Sep 22

139080-02

Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

11-11:45am

$42/$52

Oct 27

CONDITIONING AND TRAINING (CATT)

Workouts will focus on improving endurance and techniques for all strokes in a fun and supportive environment. Prerequisite: Open to ages 6-18. Must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping or holding onto pool deck/ lane lines. Must also be able to tread water for 60 seconds. Activity #

*Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

139099 – 01 139099 – 02 139099 – 03

M, Th Sept 18-28 M, Th Oct 2-30 M, Th Nov 2-30

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

FREE $35/$45 $35/$45

Sep 28 Oct 2 Nov 2

139099 - 04

M, Th Dec 4- 14

6-7pm

$20/$30

Dec 4

139099 - 05

M, Th Jan 9-30

6-7pm

$35/$45

Jan 9

* NO CATT Nov 20-23, Dec 18 - Jan 4.

FLOATING PUMPKIN PATCH NEW!

Join friends and neighbors for a cool spin on the traditional pumpkin patch. Children will pick their own pumpkin and then decorate it. All ages are welcome. Enjoy an evening of fun in the water. Activity #

139083

Date

Sa Oct 14

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

7-9pm

$5 Entry $15 Entry includes pumpkin*

M Oct 9, 5pm

*Limit 50

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS RED CROSS PROGRAMS LIFEGUARD TRAINING (15 years & up)

Lifeguard candidates will learn the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. Candidates must pass the following prerequisites: • Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke. • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 lb object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to starting point with object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within one minute, 40 seconds. • Tread water for two minutes without using hands Students must attend all class sessions, demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities, demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenarios and correctly answer 80% of the questions in the three sections of the final written exam. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

139210-01 139210-02

M-F Oct 2-6 M-F Nov 6-10

4-9pm 4-9pm

$215/$225 $215/$225

Sep 29 Nov 3

LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION CLASS (15 Years & up)

This class will cover all of the skills required to renew ARC Lifeguard Training. CPR/FPR, AED, and First Aid certifications are included. Participants must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification or be expired less than one year prior to the start of the class. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

139220-01 139220-02

M, Tu Oct 9-10 M, Tu Nov 13-14

5-9pm 5-9pm

$75/$85 $75/$85

Oct 6 Nov 10

COMMUNITY ADULT, CHILD, & INFANT CPR/AED

Learn to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. Skills include caring for conscious and unconscious choking victims, CPR and use of automated external defibrillator (AED) for sudden cardiac arrest. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

139225-01 139225-02

Th Oct 19 Th Dec 14

11 & up 11 & up

6-9pm 6-9pm

$70/$80 $70/$80

Oct 18 Dec 13

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

COMMUNITY FIRST AID

To teach lay responders the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

139300-01

Th Nov 16

11 & up

6-9pm

$50/$60

Nov 15

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

BABYSITTER’S TRAINING

Learn to care for children and infants, be a good leader and role model, make good decisions, solve problems, and keep children safe. Includes certifications for First Aid and Pediatric CPR. Please bring lunch. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

139228-01

Sa Nov 11

11-15

9am-4pm

$65/$70

Nov 10

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS RED CROSS PROGRAMS ! WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR NEW

This course trains candidates to teach water safety programs, including the Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of the Learn to Swim program, and Parent and Child Aquatics. Participants must meet the following prerequisites:  • Be 16 years old by last day of class. • Float in deep water. • Tread water for one minute. • Float in deep water • Perform 25 yards each of the following strokes at a Level 4 or better: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly (15 yards).  It is approximately a 30-hour class divided into sessions, including the pre-course skills assessment and final written exam. Attendance to all course days/times are required. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

139510-01

Dec

TBD

$200

TBD

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

SWIM LESSONS PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private swim lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Instructors will develop a program which meets the goals, needs and schedules of students. Lessons are 30 minutes each and one hour lessons are available. Five 30 minute lessons $85 Ten 30 minute lessons $160

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Semi-private swim lessons are for two to three participants. Clients must form groups of similar ages and/or ability levels. Days and times are arranged per participant’s schedule. Lessons are 30 minutes each. Five 30 minute lessons $45 per person Ten 30 minute lessons $88 per person

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FESTIVAL OF THE DOG

FESTIVAL OF THE DOG Bring the dog and the whole family for a day of fun! Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:30pm | Municipal Park

Events: Basic Dog Show, Agility, Good Canine Citizen testing Demos: Fly Ball, Disc, Agility and Obedience Silent auction and dog related product vendors Profits support the Blacksburg Dog Park Cosponsored with the NRV Kennel Club For more information on how to participate as a vendor contact Dean B. Crane 540-443-1101 or dcrane@blacksburg.gov.

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

ADAM LLOYD Athletic Supervisor 540-443-1105 • alloyd@blacksburg.gov YOUTH ATHLETICS

FUN BEGINNINGS BASKETBALL

Enhance the fundamentals and skills that are needed to become successful in youth sports. Enjoy quality time together while learning the different aspects of youth basketball. Child must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105302 GB

Sa Oct 28-Nov 18

4-6

9-10am

$30/$40

Location Registration

Kipps Elementary Gym M Sep 18-F Oct 20

PEE-WEE BASKETBALL (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Placement Practice: Tuesday October 10, 5pm at Kipps Gym. About 2-3 weeks after placements your child will receive a call from their coach about the first practice. Practices/games will be played on a lowered rim. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105300 PW

Sa Oct-Dec

6-8

9-11am

$45/$55

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Kipps Elementary Gym Tu Sep 5-F Oct 6

BOYS MINOR SANDLOT BASKETBALL

Placement Practice: Wednesday, November 8, 5pm at the Blacksburg Community Center. About 2-3 weeks after placements your child will receive a call from their coach about the first practice. Eight year olds can play Boys Minor or Pee-Wee. Practice – one hour/weekday evening. Games begin in January. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105302 MI

Dec-Mar

9-10

TBA

$45/$55

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center M Sep 25-F Oct 27

BOYS MAJOR SANDLOT BASKETBALL

Placement Practice: Wednesday November 8, 6pm at the Blacksburg Community Center. About 2-3 weeks after placements your child will receive a call from their coach about the first practice. Practice – one hour/weekday evening. Games begin in January. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105302 MA

Dec-Mar

11-12

TBA

$45/$55

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center M Sep 25-F Oct 27

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS YOUTH ATHLETICS BOYS SENIOR SANDLOT BASKETBALL

Placement Practice: Thursday, November 9, 5:30pm at the Community Center. About 2-3 weeks after placements your child will receive a call from their coach about the first practice. Practice – one hour/weekday evening. Games begin in January. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105302 SR

Dec-Mar

13-14

TBA

$45/$55

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center M Sep 25-F Oct 27

PRESEASON BASKETBALL CAMP

This camp will focus on the fun of basketball while learning and reviewing sportsmanship and the basic fundamentals of the sport. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105300 BC

Nov 13-17

9-14

6-7:30pm

$35/$45

Location Registration begins

Blacksburg Community Center M Sep 25

GIRLS MINOR SANDLOT BASKETBALL

Placement Practice: Tuesday, November 7, 5pm at Kipps Gym. About 2-3 weeks after placements your child will receive a call from their coach about the first practice. Eight year olds can play Girls Minor or Pee-Wee Basketball. Practice – one hour/weekday evening. Games begin in January. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105301 MI

Dec-Mar

9-10

TBA

$45/$55

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center and Kipps Elementary M Sep 25-F Oct 27

GIRLS MAJOR SANDLOT BASKETBALL

Placement Practice: Tuesday, November 7, 6pm at Kipps Gym. About 2-3 weeks after placements your child will receive a call from their coach about the first practice. Practice – one hour/weekday evening. Games begin in January. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105301 MA

Dec-Mar

11-12

TBA

$45/$55

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center and Kipps Elementary M Sep 25-F Oct 27

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS YOUTH ATHLETICS GIRLS SENIOR SANDLOT BASKETBALL

Placement Practice: Tuesday, November 7, 6pm at Kipps Gym. About 2-3 weeks after placements your child will receive a call from their coach about the first practice. Practice – one hour/weekday evening. Games begin in January. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105301 SR

Dec-Mar

13-14

TBA

$45/$55

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center and Kipps Elementary M Sep 25-F Oct 27

GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Sign up in person or over the phone. Late registrations taken upon availability, will be assessed a $10 late fee. Practices will start in September. Practice – one hour/weekday evening. Games on Saturday mornings. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105007-VB

Sep-Nov

Grades 5-8

TBA

$40/$50

* As of March 1, 2018 Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center and Kipps Gym M Aug 21- F Sep 15

YOUTH MOVEMENT AND AGILITY THRU TENNIS

Youth tennis classes are designed to introduce players ages 4-5 to the sport of tennis in a fun and games format, with courts, nets and equipment scaled to fit the age of the players. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

105310 YT

Sa Oct 14-Nov 18

4-5

10:30-11:30am

$50/$60

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Annual Halloween Carnival

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This annual event is a fun and safe observance of Halloween. There will be carnival games, candy and prizes. Cosponsored by Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K. Ages: Preschool and elementary aged trick-or-treaters Date: Tuesday, October 31 Time: 6-8pm Place: Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive Fee: $3

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES 6 vs. 6 League

Allowed to play in one coed league only. Registration: September 12-25; Registration packets available at the Blacksburg Community Center or by emailing cbarton@blacksburg.gov. Activity #

Date

112401-V1 Coed 112401-V2 Women Location

Fee (R/NR)

M & Th Oct -Dec

$125/team

M Oct-Dec

$125/team

Blacksburg Community Center

OPEN ADULT LUNCHTIME VOLLEYBALL Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

M, W, F

18 & up

Noon-2pm

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

OPEN ADULT BADMINTON Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Tu

18 & up

10am-noon

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center All Open Adult Programs are subject to change without notice. Please call the Blacksburg Community Center before coming at 540-443-1140.

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ACTIVE ADULTS

JOY HERBERT Senior Supervisor 540-443-1142 • jherbert@blacksburg.gov 2017 FALL DANCE PROGRAMS

BALLROOM, LATIN, AND SWING DANCE FOR ADULTS

Experience the thrill and fun of social partner dancing: it’s a great way to meet people or have fun with friends. No partner required. Loyalty and group discounts available. Questions? Contact Sapphire Ballroom: 540-382-8782, info@ SapphireDance.com, or visit SapphireDance.com. *Fee/person: $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

FALL SAMPLER– FREE

Perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Learn about dance styles, discounts, and try out dancing. Attendees get $8 off a Sapphire Dance Class. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112100-Q1 212100-Q1

W Sep 20 Tu Jan 16

14 & up 14 & up

7:15-8:15pm 7:15-8:15pm

FREE FREE

SESSION 1 - OCTOBER SALSA AND MERENGUE: LEVEL 1

Salsa and Merengue are the ultimate Latin club dances. Fast, fun, and ready to party, these spicy Latin favorites will add a little spice to your dance life. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-L1

Tu Oct 3-24

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32 + $5/$10

WALTZ: LEVEL 1 - GREAT FOR BEGINNERS

Never danced before? Try this ballroom classic. The light and airy grace of Waltz glides across the floor - whirling like a classic romantic movie. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-B1

Tu Oct 3-24

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32 + $5/$10

COUNTRY TWO-STEP: LEVEL 1

If you love country music and want an energy-packed hour, then this dance is for you. This class will teach you to glide across the floor, fast and smooth. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-C1

W Oct 4-25

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32 + $5/$10

POLKA: LEVEL 1 - FUN FOR NEW DANCERS

You’ll find this fun dance at family reunions, festivals, and (of course) Oktoberfest - really anywhere there’s a fiddle. Don’t wait; learn the basics and start dancing. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-C2

W Oct 4-25

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32 + $5/$10

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ACTIVE ADULTS 2017 FALL DANCE PROGRAMS SESSION 2 - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER FOX TROT: LEVEL 1 - GREAT FOR BEGINNERS

Sail onto the dance floor like Fred Astaire with this Ballroom classic, perfect for dancing to the old crooners. Want more? Check out the “Classes-by-Request” to see how you can get it. Activity #

**Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-B2

Tu Nov 7-Dec 5

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32 + $5/$10

** No Class Nov 21

SWING: LEVEL 1 - FAST AND FUN FOR NEW DANCERS

Get ready to dance the night away to groovy rock n’ roll and upbeat blues with this hip, happy dance filled with exciting twists and turns that are sure to get your toes tapping. Activity #

**Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-S3

W Nov 8-Dec 6

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$32 + $5/$10

** No Class Nov 22

BACHATA: LEVEL 1

Love Latin music, but don’t want the speed of Salsa? Try Bachata. With approachable steps and medium speed, Bachata is fun for new and experienced dancers alike. Activity #

**Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-L2

W Nov 8-Dec 6

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32 + $5/$10

** No Class Nov 22

CLASS-BY-REQUEST (A.K.A “CBR”) FOR SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES

Have you taken some Social Dance classes and want to continue the fun in higher levels? Good news. These classes have been reserved for you. Contact Sapphire regarding which classes you’d like to see in these slots. Activity #

**Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-S1 112100-Q2 112100-S2 112100-Q3 112100-Q4 112100-Q5 112100-Q6

Tu Oct 3-24 W Oct 4-25 Tu Nov 7-Dec 5 Tu Nov 7-Dec 5 W Nov 8-Dec 6 Tu Dec 12-19 W Dec 13-20

14 & up 14 & up 14 & up 14 & up 14 & up 14 & up 14 & up

6:15-7:15pm 7:15-8:15pm 7:15-8:15pm 7:15-8:15pm 7:15-8:15pm 6:15-7:15pm 6:15-7:15pm

$32 + $5/$10 $32 + $5/$10 $32 + $5/$10 $32 + $5/$10 $32 + $5/$10 $32 + $5/$10 $32 + $5/$10

** No Class Nov 21-22

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ACTIVE ADULTS HEALTH AND FITNESS EXERCISE CLASSES The following seven classes are ongoing and interchangeable. Passes are good for one year from the date of purchase. Each participant needs to purchase their own pass. A pass must be active in order to participate in the class. Please check with a doctor before beginning any fitness program. Fees (R/NR): 13 times pass $25/$35; 35 times pass $55/$65

STRENGTH TRAINING CLASS

Whether you are just committing to a stronger self or want to improve your current routine, this class is for you. You’ll also improve balance, range of motion, good posture and functional performance of everyday activities. Date

Time

Tu, Th

9-9:55am

AEROBICS

Program focuses on improving muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, range of motion, stability and balance. Learn to develop a healthy lifestyle in a comfortable atmosphere. It’s never too late to start. Date

Time

M, W, F

8:30-9:25am

CHAIR EXERCISE

A 45-minute class that will include five segments: warm up, low impact cardio (adaptable to those unable to exercise standing), resistance, cool down, and relaxation. Date

Time

Tu, Th

9-9:45am

HEALTHY BACKS

An exercise class with a focus on participants regaining or maintaining muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and a back free of pain and stiffness. Fitness and relaxation as well as other benefits. Date

Time

M, W, F

10:30-11:25am

PILATES

A gentle introduction to the fundamentals of Matwork Pilates. Strengthen and lengthen your body through sequential movement and development of core support with proper breathing. Date

Time

Tu, Th

10-10:55am

30 MINUTE GET FIT WITH HIIT! (HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING)

Come in right after work, get a strenuous workout, and leave for home – all in 30 minutes. Date

Time

Tu, Th

5:15-5:45pm

ZUMBA

Fuses Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic, exciting, and effective workout programs. This is a higher intensity workout designed for ages 18 and above. Date

Time

M, W, F, Sa

9:30-10:25am

Tu, Th

6-7pm

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ACTIVE ADULTS HEALTH AND FITNESS YOGA PASSES

Gain strength and flexibility with gentle yoga for those with limited physical abilities or who are beginning to get into exercise. Pay only for the classes attended. All classes at the Blacksburg Community Center Activity

Date

Gentle Yoga

Age

Tu, Th

16 & up

Time

Fee (R/NR)

10:15-11:45am

Six time pass $45/$55 12 time pass $85/$95

LINE DANCING

It’s fun and great exercise. Line dance to a variety of music (50s to current). No partner needed. No prior dance experience necessary. Come join us each Thursday beginning September 14. Activity #

Date

No registration necessary

Th

Age

All ages

*Time

Fee (R/NR)

1:30-2:30pm

Pay instructor $5 each class you attend

* Beginners are encouraged to come at 1pm. Location

Blacksburg Community Center

TEMPLE STYLE TAI CHI

Increase your balance, strength, circulation and mental focus in this class. Tai Chi is based on slow, gentle and relaxed movements that incorporate the whole body. Activity #

Date

Activity #

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123503-B1

Tu, Th Sep 19-Oct 26

10-11am

$15

123503-B2

Tu, Th Nov 14–Dec 21

Program is designed for ages 50 and up but all are welcome to participate

10-11am

$15

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

FITNESS CENTER PASSES

The Senior Fitness Center features treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, weight machine, step machines and free weights. Five times pass $10; 30 times pass $35; 50 times pass $50. All passes are good for one year from date of purchase.

FITNESS CENTER ORIENTATION

After purchasing a pass for the fitness center, staff can provide general instruction on the proper use of the fitness center equipment. Once registered for the orientation, staff will set up an appointment. For exercise beginners or those with specific needs, try the Personal Training program with a certified trainer. Activity #: 323320-A1

PERSONAL TRAINING

A doctor’s written permission is required to participate in this program. Each package purchased is good up to one year. Fee (R/NR): Five sessions $85/$95; 10 sessions $160/$170; Use of fitness center will be an additional charge.

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ACTIVE ADULTS OUTDOOR DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES OUTDOOR BEGINNING CLASS

This class covers basic dog obedience. Dogs must be six months or older. First class is without the dog. For more information contact Judy at 540-544-7556. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

312230 – D5

Sa Sep 9-Oct 28

16 & up

9:30-10:30am

$60/$70

Location

The first class meets at Shelter 2 at Municipal Park and all remaining classes will meet behind the tennis courts.

OUTDOOR ADVANCED CLASS

This class reviews obedience skills and works toward having the dog off lead all the time. Dogs must be six months or older. Dogs attend all classes. For more information contact Judy at 540-544-7556. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

312230 – D6

Sa Sep 9-Oct 28

16 & up

10:45-11:45am

$60/$70

Location

The first class meets at Shelter 2 at Municipal Park and all remaining classes will meet behind the tennis courts.

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ACTIVE ADULTS CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE COOKING WITH CONFIDENCE SEMINARS - EAT HEALTHY!

Chef Eddie McClain will help you delight in flavorful and guilt-free food that you can prepare very easily at home. Don’t worry meat lovers, you can always add or use meat in any of the recipes.

SEMINAR #1 - TACOS

Vegetarian and seafood varieties. Quick quesadillas. Bring your own sour cream. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C1

M Oct 9

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #2 - BREAKFAST BOOST

Scratch made biscuits and pancakes made easy. Flavored syrup, fruit in pancakes. ‘Un-sausage’ patties. Perfect potatoes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C2

M Oct 16

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #3 - VEGGIE BURGERS

These burgers won’t leave you wondering “where’s the beef?” You’ll leave ready to create your own veggie burger. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C3

M Oct 23

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #4 - ITALIAN

Pasta Primavera and vegetarian meatballs, plus the best noodles you’ve ever tasted. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C4

M Nov 6

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #5 - PIZZA!

Learn to make pizza dough and take home a fresh made dough ball for pan pizza or your oven stone. Also tips for flatbread success Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C5

M Nov 13

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #6 - SWEET AND SPICY COCONUT CURRY

Thai style vegetable red curry with lemon basil basmati rice. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C6

M Nov 20

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #7 - BURRITOS AND WRAP

Some ideas to fight food boredom in a neat tortilla package. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C7

M Nov 27

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #8 - VEGEATBLE FRIED RICE

Simple, fresh, and with your choice of vegetables. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-C8

M Dec 4

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

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ACTIVE ADULTS CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

From shutter speed to ISO, learn the basics of photography and go beyond the auto setting on your DSLR camera to achieve the results you want. Contact Derley Aguilar for more information, contactme@derley.com. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112331-SP

W Sep 27-Oct 11

16 & up

7-9pm

$20/$30

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ADULT SONGWRITING

Have you ever dreamed of crafting your poetry ideas into a song lyric and set them to a melody? Join professional songstress and seasoned songwriter, Leslie Brooks, to learn how to put your ideas to music. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

1112331 – W1 1112333 – W2

W Oct 4-25 W Nov 1-22

Adult Adult

7-8:30pm 7-8:30pm

$40/$55 $40/$55

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

COMPUTERS/TABLETS/IPADS 101

Volunteers from Computer Science Community Service will share their skills with the community. Get help for your computers or tablets. Group classes followed by individual help sessions. More information will be available in September. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

TBD

Fall Semester

Adults

TBD

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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ACTIVE ADULTS CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE CARD MAKING CLASS NEW!

Learn to make greeting cards - a fun and enjoyable hobby. No artistic talent required. All materials and supplies will be provided along with instructions in this hands-on class. Create three different eye-catching cards each class. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123201-A1

Th Oct 19-Nov 9

Adults

10-11:30am

$12/$22

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

CREATIVE WRITING WITH DR. JONATHAN BRADLEY

For budding and experienced writers. Learn various approaches to writing in different genres and discover techniques others have used. Students will share knowledge, read, and give feedback with instructor’s guidance. Activity #

*Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123400-A1

Th Oct 12-Nov 30

Adults

6:15-8:15pm

$65/$75

* No class Nov 23 Location Registration Deadline

Blacksburg Community Center Oct 5

FUSED GLASS 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO GLASS FUSING THROUGH ART TILES AND PENDANTS

Covers the basics of glass cutting, edge trimming, glass compatibility, assembly and kiln formed pieces. Bring home several pendants and two tiles for display. All glass supplies included. For more info email instructor, Larry Mitchell: drldmm@comcast.net Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112302-G1  

Th, Aug 31- Sep 21

13 & up

6-10pm

$85/$95

Location Registration Start Registration Deadline

Instructor’s studio, 695A Park St., Christiansburg For first timers - Aug 15, 9am For repeaters - Aug 22, 9am August 27 midnight

FUSED GLASS 201: ART PANELS AND SLUMPING OF DISHES AND BOWLS

Expect to make several art panels and dishes. Glass supplies included. Prerequisite: Fused Glass 101 or permission of instructor. For more info email instructor, Larry Mitchell: drldmm@comcast.net Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112302-G2  

Th Oct 12-Nov 2

13 & up

6-10pm

$120/$130

Location Registration Start Registration Deadline

Instructor’s studio, 695A Park St., Christiansburg For first timers - Sep 12, 9am For repeaters - Sep 26, 9am Oct 8 midnight

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ACTIVE ADULTS CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE SHAKESPEARE FOR ADULTS – ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Follow the tragic course of events that bring down the Egyptian Queen and her paramour Mark Antony as they struggle with Octavius Caesar to take control of the Roman Empire. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123301-A1

Th Oct 12-Nov 16

Adults

1pm

$5/$10

Location Text

Blacksburg Community Center Anthony and Cleopatra in edition of your choice.

ONGOING BOOK CLUB

The next best thing to reading a great book is talking about it with friends. Activity #

Date

No registration required

Location

Book

Th Oct 12

“Protecting Elvis” by Charlotte Morgan

Th Nov 9

“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

Th Dec 14

“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler

Th Jan 11

“I know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

Time

Fee (R/NR)

2pm

FREE

Blacksburg Community Center

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Join fellow writers or would-be writers for opportunities to share and talk about your writing: essays, memoirs, poetry, stories, plays, letters, or a chapter from your great American novel. Readings are purely voluntary. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

First Friday of each month except holidays

Adults

2pm

FREE

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

AARP CHAPTER #2613

AARP has general membership meetings at 11:30am each month. These are usually luncheon meetings with everyone bringing a bagged lunch. Interesting and informative presentations follow. Meetings are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. Location

Date

Program

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Blacksburg Community Center

Sep 19

Reflections on Cuba

11:30am

FREE

Blacksburg Community Center

Oct 17

Aging in Place

11:30am

FREE

Blacksburg Community Center

Nov 21

A case Study of the Hijacking of Egyptair Flight 648

11:30am

FREE

Warm Hearth

TBD

Holiday Luncheon

11:30am

FREE

* Information on the December luncheon will be available at a later date.

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ACTIVE ADULTS ONGOING ART LOVER’S CLUB

Join fellow artists or would-be artists for a weekly opportunity to learn and share painting/drawing skills. Four times this semester, artist Betty Moore, will lead the class and provide instruction, critique and future projects. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123201-A3

Tu Sep 26-Dec 19

Adults

9:30-11:30am

$40/$50

* Fee includes a monthly two hour class. Supplies extra. Location

Blacksburg Community Center

KNITTERS

Bring your project and learn from others or share your skills. This informal group meets for socialization while knitting. Other varieties of needle work are welcome. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Registration not required

M, W

Adults

10am-noon

FREE

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

SPUNSTERS

Join us as we spin fiber into yarn to use in projects like knitting and weaving. Anyone interested in fiber arts is welcome as we learn and Share. Activity #

Registration not required

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Th

Adults Adults Adults

1-4pm

FREE

7-9:30pm

FREE

2nd W

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

BRIDGE AND MAHJONGG

The following programs take place weekly. For Duplicate Bridge, contact Richard Huber at 304-466-0341 or richard55fla@yahoo.com. For all other programs contact Joy Herbert at 961-1134 or jherbert@blacksburg.gov. No registration required. Program

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Sanctioned Duplicate ACBL Game

M, W, F

All ages

12:30pm

FREE

Party Bridge

Tu, W, F

1pm

FREE

Mah Jongg

W

1pm

FREE

Location

All ages

Blacksburg Community Center

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ACTIVE ADULTS SPECIAL EVENTS NEW!

HOLIDAY GREENERY

Let’s travel to Meadowbrook and learn to make a fresh holiday table decoration. Bring a confection to share with others. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123000-F3

Tu Dec 12

Adults

12:30-3pm

$1

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 12:15pm.

! CHRISTMAS BINGO NEW

Travel to Christiansburg Recreation Center for bingo, Christmas snacks and fun with your friends. Bring four quarters if you plan to play Bingo. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123000-F4

Th Dec 21

Adults

10:30am-1:30pm

$5

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

DEPRESSION PRESENTATION

Let’s travel to Radford Recreation Center for a discussion on depression awareness, diagnosis, and available treatments. Studies show that depression can increase rates of negative health outcomes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123000-A1

Tu Oct 24

Adults

12:15-3pm

$1

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than noon.

HALLOWEEN BINGO

Let’s travel to Christiansburg for Bingo, refreshments, and fun with your friends. Bring four quarters to play Bingo. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123000-P1

Tu Oct 31

Adults

10:30am-1:30pm

$5

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

MEDICARE PART D

We will travel to Meadowbrook to learn what’s new about Medicare and other important information. Presented by Deena Flinchum from NRV Agency on Aging. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123000-F2

Tu Oct 3

Adults

10:30am-1:30pm

$1

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

! LUNCH AND LEARN – PROJECT MOVE UP NEW

Major life changes and home transitions are stressful. We will travel to Christiansburg Recreation Center to learn how this project can provide proper support and assistance to ensure a smooth transition. Presented by Lesa Wynn, President Project Move UP. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123000-F5

Tu Oct 10

10:30am-1:30pm

$1

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

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ACTIVE ADULTS SPECIAL EVENTS W! LUNCH AND LEARN – RAAP HISTORY (RADFORD ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT) NE

Travel to Christiansburg Recreation Center for a history of the Radford Arsenal, The Dublin Bagging Plant and Staff Village in Dublin. Lunch provided. Presented by Dennis Kitts, Retired Manager from RAAP. Transportation is not provided. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123000-F7

Th Nov 9

Adults

11am-1pm

FREE

FALL LUNCHEON

A time for great food and fun – baked spaghetti, drinks, and salad will be provided. Please bring a dessert or bread to share. For extra fun, Bingo will start at 2pm. Please bring four quarters for prize money. Activity #

Date

123000-F6

Th Oct 19

Location

Age

All ages TRIPS

Time

Fee (R/NR)

1pm

FREE

Blacksburg Community Center

TRIPS “A WOHLFAHRT HAUS CHRISTMAS” AT THE WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE IN WYTHEVILLE

Enjoy a delicious holiday feast before you are completely immersed in the Christmas season. The show is packed with all the Christmas songs you know and love as well as dazzling dance numbers and beautiful costumes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123600-D1

W Dec 13

Adults

11am-6pm

$46/$56

* Fee includes transportation, performance and meal. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:45am.

PEAKS OF OTTER LODGE – BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Fall wouldn’t be complete without our trip to Peaks of Otter Lodge for their October Fest Buffet. Enjoy great company with wonderful food in a tranquil setting followed by scenic stops along the Parkway as we travel home. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123600-F6

W Oct 18

Adults

10am-4:30pm

$29/$39

* Fee includes transportation and buffet. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 9:45am.

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ACTIVE ADULTS TRIPS

! DAY IN STAUNTON NEW

Spend an early fall day in historic downtown Staunton. Browse their unique boutiques, antiques, and arts and craft shops. Enjoy live glass blowing demonstrations, take in a wine tasting, or explore one of their museums. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J8

W Oct 4

Adults

9am-5:30pm

$10/$20

* Fee includes transportation only. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:45am.

“WHITE CHRISTMAS” BARTER THEATRE MAIN STAGE

Based upon the Paramount Pictures film, Irving Berlin’s musical is full of romance, laughter, and some of the greatest songs ever written. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

123600-D3

Tu Nov 28

Adults

9:15am-7pm

$45/$55

*No refunds after Oct 30 unless a substitute can be found. Fee includes transportation and performance. Lunch on your own. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 9am.

! NASHVILLE, TN NEW

Trip includes show at the Nashville Nightlife Theatre, Performance of “Tribute to the King: Thru The Years 53-77,” guided tour of Nashville, visit to the Opryland Resort’s “A Country Christmas,” and holiday shopping at Opry Mills Mall. Activity #

323600-HD (double) 323600-HS (single)

Date

Age

Sep 18-23

Adults

Sep 18-23

Adults

*Fee (R/NR)

$399/$409 - Deposit of $100/person is due at registration. $509/$519 - Deposit of $100/person is due at registration.

* Fee includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, one dinner, two evening receptions at the hotel, performances, tours, and deluxe motorcoach transportation. Final payment due by Nov 3. No refunds after Nov 3 unless a substitute is found or you have purchased travel protection $51/ person.

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ACTIVE ADULTS TRIPS

HOTEL ROANOKE HOLIDAY BUFFET

Don’t miss one of our favorite holiday buffets. See the glorious decorations in this elegant hotel and tour the elaborately decorated Christmas tree displays. Afterwards, you can take a stroll through the market. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123600-F9

W Dec 20

Adults

10:30am-3pm

$29/$39

* Fee includes transportation and buffet. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

ANTIQUES AND MORE – LEXINGTON VA

NEW!

Let’s travel to Duke’s Lexington Antique Center and The Antique Mall. Afterwards, we will visit the Amish Cupboard for Amish-style bulk food, organic products, cooking/baking supplies, deli meats and cheese. Lunch at the Historic Sheridan Livery Inn. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123600-N4

W Oct 25

Adults

9:30am-6pm

$12/$24

* Fee includes transportation only. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 9:15am.

HOLIDAY PINES FOR PARKS Help beautify our parks by donating your used, live, root balled holiday trees to the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department. To arrange a pick up please call 540-443-1100.

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ACTIVE ADULTS TRIPS “MUSIC MAN” – BARTER THEATRE MAIN STAGE

Never before seen on Barter Theatre’s stage. There is truly nothing more American than Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway musical. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123600-S3

W Nov 1

Adults

9:15am-7pm

$45/$55

* Fee includes transportation and performance. Lunch on your own. No refunds after Nov 4 unless a substitute is found. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 9am.

FORT CHISWELL MANSION AND MORE

Trip includes a tour and lunch at the 1832 mansion, tour of the Edith Bolling Wilson Museum and the Thomas J. Boyd Museum. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123600-N1

W Oct 11

Adults

9am-5:30pm

$49/$59

* Fee includes transportation, step on guide, guided tours of mansions, lunch, and afternoon tea. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:45am.

MYSTERY DINE OUTS

Indulge in some culinary experiences and surprises. It’s amazing, the variety of flavors that surround us. We promise no fast food or chain restaurants, only popular and/or unique destinations in a casual atmosphere. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

123600-F5 123600-N2

W Nov15 W Jan 4

Adults Adults

10:15am-2pm 10:15am-1:30pm

$7/$14 $7/$14

* Fee includes transportation only. Meal extra. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Staff is unable to personally assist individuals beyond loading and unloading the vehicle; therefore, we require a caretaker or aide to accompany those with special needs.

IMPORTANT TRIP INFORMATION

Vans will be available to load no earlier than 30 minutes prior to departure unless otherwise specified in the trip description. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. It is difficult to find the perfect temperature for every participant on the bus. It is suggested those who are cold-natured bring sweater/coats and warm-natured dress in layers. Staff is happy to make adjustments to the temperature but safety is the primary

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540-443-1100 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • FALL 2017


Presort Standard U.S. Postage PAID Blacksburg, VA Permit #35

Community Relations 300 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060

TO: Local Postal Customer

Annual Holiday Parade! Friday, December 1, 7 pm (Rain Date) Saturday, December 2, 1 pm

Come downtown for an evening of fun, singing, floats, and Santa! 4:30pm 5:30pm 7:00pm

Santa at The Lyric Theatre Tree Lighting and music provided by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. Parade (Cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation, Downtown Blacksburg Inc., and VA-Tech Chapter of Circle K) For more information, call 540-443-1106.

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About Town - Fall 2017  

Community magazine about Blacksburg, VA, featuring Town happenings and Recreation activities.