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NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

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INSIDE: Recreation Activities –

Registration Begins May 9 at 9am


What’s Happening? MAY 9

JULY 5

Parks and Recreation registration begins, 9am

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

MAY 11-13

JULY 7

Virginia Tech Spring Commencement

MAY 14

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

MAY 27

Greens, Eggs & Ham, Market Square Park, 9-11:30am

MAY 29

Memorial Day, Town Offices Closed

JUNE 2

Art Walk, Downtown Blacksburg, 5-8pm Summer Arts Festival Concert, Surrender Dorothy, Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm

JUNE 3

Wheels and Wagons, First and Main, 10am-12:30pm

JUNE 7

Mingle at the Market, Market Square Park, 5-6:30pm Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

JUNE 9-17

Mountains of Music Festival

JUNE 9

Summer Arts Festival Concert, Jamtastics, Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm Virginia Cheese Festival Farm to Table Event, Smithfield Plantation Pavilion, 6:30pm

JUNE 11

Vintage Market, Market Square Park, 10am-5pm Mountain Music Legends, Moss Arts Center, 7:30pm

JUNE 14

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

JUNE 16

Summer Arts Festival Concert, Gerry Timlin, Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm

JUNE 17

Summer Solstice Festival, Downtown Blacksburg, 1-11pm

JUNE 21

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

JUNE 23

Summer Arts Festival Concert, Rick Strickland Band, Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm

Summer Arts Festival Concert, Crossties, Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm

JULY 9

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

JULY 12

Mingle at the Market, Market Square Park, 5-6:30pm Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

JULY 14

Summer Arts Festival Concert, Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul, Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm

JULY 15

Art and Breakfast at the Market, Market Square Park, 8am-2pm

JULY 19

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

JULY 21

Summer Arts Festival Concert, Domino Band , Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm

JULY 26

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

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Vibrant Community Parks and Rec History Chords and Frets Recreation Center Registration Information Community Center Shelter and Field Rentals Aquatic Center Camp Calendar Summer Camps Youth Programs Outdoor Programs Aquatics Programs Municipal Golf Course Athletic Programs Active Adults

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AUGUST 2

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

Blacksburg Parks & Recreation

AUGUST 4-5

Steppin’ Out Street Festival, Downtown Blacksburg 10am-10pm

AUGUST 9

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

AUGUST 13

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

AUGUST 16

Mingle at the Market, Market Square Park, 5-6:30pm Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

AUGUST 23

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

AUGUST 26

Tomato Tasting, Market Square Park, 9-11:30am

JULY 4

Virginia Tech Fall Semester Begins

Independence Day Celebration, Downtown Blacksburg and Municipal Park

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Summer Arts Festival Concert, Zydeco-ago-go, Henderson Lawn, 6-7:30pm

JUNE 28

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

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AUGUST 28 AUGUST 30

Market Square Jam, Market Square Park, 8-10pm

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


Trained for Service Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad — neighbors helping neighbors

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hen a kitten was trapped in

a storm drain, its owners called the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. Squad members not only saw the opportunity to help, but an occasion to practice their skills in a real-time setting. “Of course we wanted to help the cat. But we could also practice confined space rescue in a practical way that helps us to keep our skills up,” David English, Rescue Squad Chief, said.

Rescue Open House Saturday, May 6, 1-5 p.m. 1300 Progress St. • Technical demonstrations, building and vehicle tours. • Face painting and activities for kids. • Meet your neighbors volunteering to help our community.

Training and practice keep Rescue For more information, visit www.facebook.com/blacksburgrescue. Squad volunteers prepared to meet any situation. Groups of special teams have expertise in a variety of areas—emergency medical rescue, vehicle rescue, swift water rescue, cave rescue and search and rescue. The squad has about 200 members who volunteered 75,000 hours last year. “That’s about eight years of man hours in one year,” English said. Rescue volunteers bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the squad. “Our volunteers are your neighbors, school mates, and church colleagues,” English said. “They’re also emergency room doctors, nurses, police officers and geoscientists, as well as students, retirees and parents.”

Chelsey Williams, BVRS member, WSLS 2017 Red Cross Medical Hero

Some volunteers channel their passion to help others. “People in our cave rescue group love caving and do it all the time,” English said. “Volunteering allows them to help people with the same interests.” Other volunteers develop their skills and interests through their work. “An EMS volunteer may go on a hike and then pursue training in search and rescue,” English explained.

Teamwork and collaboration with area law enforcement, public works, and neighboring jurisdictions is critical to providing a high level of service. “We have the training and experience so that if something happens, we’re ready for it,” English said. “We’re also building relationships so that we know what resources and experience everyone has, so that we can work together to keep our community safe.” About Town Town || www.blacksburg.gov www.blacksburg.gov 3 || About


Cooperation Builds a Vibrant Community

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enior apartments might not seem like the most likely neighbors for a farm-totable restaurant, brewery, food center and a commercial kitchen incubator. But this vibrant combination has created tremendous buzz for the mixed-use, mixedincome redevelopment of the Old Price’s Fork Elementary School—and there is a waiting list for housing.

“People from the local food community and the New River Valley’s Aging in Place leadership team felt this would provide something different, necessary, and useful,” Elisabeth Willis, Blacksburg’s housing Stephanie Gilmore and Alice LoMascolo look in awe of the restoration work and community underway at the old Price’s Fork School. development project manager, said. “Taylor Hollow, the development company, has had more interest in the residential component than any other project they’ve done,” she said. Community support has been integral to this project’s success. More than 20 nonprofits and organizations along with representatives from the business community, helped earn $3 million in funding from the state’s Vibrant Communities Initiative and the Appalachian Regional Commission. “This was the first project the Vibrant Communities Initiative funded, and I think that speaks volumes about its energy,” Willis said. “The redevelopment combines so many different elements, like job creation, housing, local foods, and support for local farmers and businesses.” The first phase of housing, 16 senior apartments, will be completed this summer. The second phase of housing, as well as the commercial development side, will begin to open in late 2017 and throughout 2018. For more information on senior housing, contact Taylor Hollow Management at 540-838-2333. Interested in starting your own food-based business? A grant competition to help people get an entrepreneurial jump start at the Old Price’s Fork Food Center will be managed by Beans and Rice, Inc., a regional nonprofit. Beans and Rice will also manage the commercial incubator kitchen, which will be available for people to use, start, expand, or continue a food-related business. For more information on Beans and Rice, contact Eric Bucey at 540-633-6270.

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A History of Parks and Recreation

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here’s a reason you feel better after spending time in a park. Walking the dog, shooting some hoops, or having a picnic are some of life’s simple pleasures and the foundations of our happiest memories. Blacksburg has 500 acres of parkland and offers 1,000 recreational programs each year to engage, delight, and educate our community. The Parks and Recreation Department was established in 1969 after Blacksburg citizens asked the town to provide more recreation opportunities and then helped raise funds to purchase parkland. A timeline of Parks and Recreation services from a 1982 annual report shows the evolution of the department: 1968 Blacksburg Municipal Park was acquired. The Parks and Recreation Department was organized; an advisory board established; 1969 and the first parks director was hired. 1970 The golf course and swimming pool were purchased for $378,000. 1973 DeHart and McBryde Tot Lots were built; tennis courts were built at Municipal Park. Owens and Water Tower Tot Lots were built; additional tennis courts and lighting 1974 were added to Municipal Park. The sandlot field was built at Margaret Beeks; the softball field was built at the middle 1979 school; a community programs coordinator and naturalist was hired. Primrose Drive Park was built; the Community Center opened; a building supervisor 1981 was hired. 1992 The Aquatic Center opened. 1993 Hand in Hand Park was constructed. 1994 Kipps gym and field were built. 1999 Heritage Park was purchased. 2007 The Skate Park was built. 2008 Huckleberry Trail expansion north of the National Forest began. The Dog Park was created at the site of the old police shooting range on Toms Creek 2010 Road.

The 1982 report includes many of the programs we still enjoy today, like sandlot sports, self defense, summer camps, and nature programs. As the Parks and Recreation Department approaches its 50th anniversary it will continue to fulfill its mission to provide creative, innovative ways to help our community connect with each other and the world around us. This summer make plans to get out and enjoy all that Blacksburg Parks and Recreation has to offer.

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Chords and Frets in Community Relations By day, John McKenna, provides website and IT support for the Town of Blacksburg in the Community Relations Office. Outside of work, he spends as much time as he can in his workshop, cutting, sanding, and varnishing handmade guitars. McKenna has worked for the town for about 15 years, and has seen firsthand how technology has changed the way citizens and government communicate. “I inherited an old website when we started,” McKenna said. McKenna has worked to expand and update the site as technology and user needs have evolved. His attention to detail ensuring web functionality translates well to the painstaking design skills needed to build guitars.

Each guitar takes about 80-100 hours to construct, and McKenna uses his technical acumen to apply a scientific approach to building guitars. “I weigh all the parts, the top, the bridge, and then everything gets recorded in my notebook.” Because every guitar is different, he likes to have a record of how to replicate something that worked. “There’s a lot of intuition that goes into building a guitar, and this helps make things a little more concrete.” “They say the 50th guitar is the magical one,” McKenna said. “The first one is playable and functional. It might not look or play that well, but before you know it, people call you a luthier.” Traditional materials people use for guitars include mahogany, spruce, walnut, rosewood, and ebony, but McKenna prefers non-traditional materials, like reclaimed barnwood. “It doesn’t matter what kind of wood is used. It is the construction of the guitar that’s most important.” A musical background helps, but isn’t required. “Leo Fender couldn’t play the guitar,” McKenna said. What’s more important is patience and tolerance for mistakes—a powerful mantra for any situation. “If you’re a perfectionist, this might be the wrong hobby for you,” he quipped.

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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/check refunds. • Refunds under $25 will be credited to the household account.

OPEN PARTICIPATION

All programs are available without regard to The Staff of Blacksburg Parks and Recreation 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.

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 May 9, 2017 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 May-September Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am-10pm 8am-8pm 8am-4pm Noon-5pm

Closing Days

July 4 August 1-10: Miners Safety Convention August 14-20: Gymnasiums closed for floor finish September 5: Labor Day

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. Call 540-443-1140 or email jleahy@blacksburg.gov for more information.

Multipurpose Room: $30/hr, holds 155 banquet; 250 lecture

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

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

2801 Prices Fork Rd. Phone: 540-552-2798 Kipps Gymnasium is only open for programs and gym rentals. Rental fees are $25/hr Rentals must be made one week in advance. Call 540-443-1105 or 540-443-1100 for information and reservations or email alloyd@blacksburg.gov

RESCUE SQUAD MEETING ROOMS

1300 Progress St., NW Available for meetings, lectures and classes only. (Kitchen not available) Room A: $20/hr, holds 32 class room style; 80 lecture Room B or C: $15/hr, holds 16 class room style; 30 lecture Large Room (Room A, B & C): $30/hr, holds 63 class room style; 145 lecture; 305 standing Call 540-443-1140 or email jleahy@blacksburg.gov for more information.

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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

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AQUATIC CENTER

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

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) • The fee for 26-50 swimmers is an additional $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 and animals. Float toys may vary according to availability.

Admission and Pass Information

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 on July 4 for Independence Day and August 25-September 4 for annual maintenance. 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.

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.

Lobby Rental

Lobby rentals are available Mondays through Sundays 1:153:15pm, and Saturdays or Sundays 3:45-5:45pm. Includes use of the BAC 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

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CALENDAR FOR SUMMER CAMPS

May 30 -June 2 Activity............................................................ Page Adventure Mini Camp..............................................................20 B3 LEGO Early Engineering 2 Machines..................................16 B3 Super Hero STEAM..............................................................16 Fun Camp ................................................................................15 Sports, Games & Play Camp ...................................................15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp.........................................15 Volleyball Camp .....................................................................20 June 5-9 Activity.............................................................Page Afternoon Art Camp................................................................14 B3 Beakers Elementary Entomology Bugs!.............................16 B3 Refraction Action – Rainbow STEAM................................16 Busy Beaver Camp...................................................................13 Camp River Runner..................................................................19 Fun Camp ................................................................................15 Morning Art Camp ..................................................................14 Sports, Games & Play Camp....................................................15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp ........................................15 Sporty Shorties Camp..............................................................13 Tennis Camp.............................................................................21 Tennis Conditioning and Training............................................21 June 12-16 Activity.............................................................Page Adventure Camp......................................................................20 Afternoon Art Camp................................................................14 B3 Kid Code – Amazing Apps.................................................16 B3 LEGO Engineering Action Contraptions.............................16 Busy Beaver Camp...................................................................13 Ecosystem Awareness..............................................................19 Fun Camp ................................................................................15 Inflatable Fun Water Camp......................................................13 Morning Art Camp...................................................................14 Pee-Wee Tennis Camp ...........................................................21 Skateboard Camp.....................................................................21 Songwriting Camp...................................................................19 Sports, Games & Play Camp ...................................................15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp.........................................15 Synchronized Swimming........................................................20 Tennis Conditioning and Training............................................21

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June 19-23 Activity............................................................Page Afternoon Art Camp.............................................................. 14 Art Start Camp....................................................................... 13 Basketball Camp.................................................................... 20 Busy Beaver Camp................................................................. 13 Camp River Runner................................................................ 19 Fun Camp .............................................................................. 15 Gross Out – Chemical Concoctions....................................... 16 Illumination Electronics......................................................... 14 LEGO Elementary Engineering Pneumatics.......................... 17 Pee-Wee Tennis Camp ......................................................... 21 Sports, Games & Play Camp ................................................. 15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp....................................... 15 Sporty Shorties Camp............................................................ 13 Tennis Conditioning and Training.......................................... 21 June 26-June 30 Activity........................................................... Page Adventure Camp.................................................................... 20 Afternoon Art Camp.............................................................. 14 Art Start Camp....................................................................... 13 B3 Early Robotics................................................................... 17 B3 Zany Zoology – Jurassic Jamboree.................................. 17 Busy Beaver Camp................................................................. 13 Creative Engineering.............................................................. 14 Ecosystem Awareness............................................................ 19 Fun Camp .............................................................................. 15 Inflatable Fun Water Camp.................................................... 13 Pee-Wee Tennis Camp ......................................................... 21 Songwriting Camp................................................................. 19 Sports, Games & Play Camp ................................................. 15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp....................................... 15 Tennis Conditioning and Training.......................................... 21 July 5-7 Activity............................................................Page Adventure Mini Camp............................................................ 20 Fun Camp .............................................................................. 15 Pee-Wee Tennis Camp ......................................................... 21 Sports, Games & Play Camp ................................................. 15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp....................................... 15 Tennis Conditioning and Training.......................................... 21

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CALENDAR FOR SUMMER CAMPS

July 10-14 Activity............................................................Page Adventure Camp.................................................................... 20 Afternoon Art Camp.............................................................. 14 Baseball Camp....................................................................... 20 B3 Beginning Robotics with LEGO WeDo.............................. 17 B3 Future Vet.......................................................................... 17 Busy Beaver Camp................................................................. 13 Ecosystem Awareness............................................................ 19 Fun Camp .............................................................................. 15 Morning Art Camp................................................................. 14 Sports, Games & Play Camp ................................................. 15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp....................................... 15 Sporty Shorties Camp............................................................ 13 Tennis Camp........................................................................... 21 Tennis Conditioning and Training.......................................... 21 July 17-21 Activity............................................................ Page Afternoon Art Camp...............................................................14 All Terrain Tracker Vehicle........................................................14 B3 Mindstorms BOTS & Flybrix Drones..................................17 Busy Beaver Camp..................................................................13 Camp River Runner.................................................................19 Fun Camp ...............................................................................15 Inflatable Fun Water Camp.....................................................13 Morning Art Camp..................................................................14 Sports, Games & Play Camp ..................................................15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp........................................15 Tennis Conditioning and Training...........................................21 Wizards Potions Lab................................................................18

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July 24-28 Activity............................................................ Page Adventure Camp.....................................................................20 Afternoon Art Camp...............................................................14 Ecosystem Awareness.............................................................19 Fun Camp ...............................................................................15 Mine Masters Mania...............................................................18 Morning Art Camp..................................................................14 Outta this World – Star Wars Keep the Kit!............................18 Sports, Games & Play Camp ..................................................15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp........................................15 Tennis Camp............................................................................21 Tennis Conditioning and Training...........................................21 July 31-August 4 Activity............................................................ Page Amazing 4 in 1 Robot.............................................................14 ArKIDtect Super Structures.....................................................18 Busy Beaver Camp..................................................................13 Camp River Runner.................................................................19 Fashion Design and Youth Modeling......................................19 Football Fundamentals...........................................................21 Fun Camp ...............................................................................15 Science Detectives!.................................................................18 Sports, Games & Play Camp ..................................................15 Sports, Games, Play & Swim Camp........................................15

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SUMMER CAMPS

BUSY BEAVER CAMP

This camp will include arts and crafts, movement exercise with songs, activities and special guest. Instructor: Maria Rossi Activity #

Date

Age

Time

301005-A1   

Jun 5–9

3-4

9am-noon

Fee (R/NR)

$84/$94

301005-A2   

Jun 12–16

4-5

9am-noon

$84/$94

301005-A3   

Jun 19–23

5-6

9am-noon

$84/$94

301005-A4   

Jun 26–30

4-5

9am-noon

$84/$94

301005-A5

Jul 10–14

3-4

9am-noon

$84/$94

301005-A6

Jul 17-21

5-6

9am-noon

$84/$94

301005-A7

Jul 31-Aug 3

4-5

9am-noon

$68/$78

Location

301005-A1 thru 301005-A6 will be held at Kipps Elementary School 301005-A7 will be held at Blacksburg Community Center

SPORTY SHORTIES CAMP

This camp will provide a fun recreational experience for children with basic instruction in the fundamentals for soccer, t-ball, and volleyball. Instructor: Maria Rossi Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301002-A1

Jun 5-9

5-6

1-3pm

$77/$87

301002-A2

Jun 19-23

3-4

1-3pm

$77/$87

301002-A3

Jul 10-14

4-5

1-3pm

$77/$87

Location

Kipps Elementary School

INFLATABLE FUN WATER CAMP

This camp will provide a fun recreational experience for children provided by kidercizeparties.com under the direction of Maria Rossi. Bring bathing suit, towel, sun screen, snack (no peanut products) and change of clothes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301010-A1

Jun 12-15

3-4

1-3pm

$68/$78

301010-A2

Jun 26-29

4-6

1-3pm

$68/$78

301010-A3

Jul 17-20

4-6

1-3pm

$68/$78

Location

Kipps Elementary School

ART START CAMP

It’s fun to be an artist. Young children love coming to Art Camp where they can create all kinds of art projects using many different media. All they need to bring is their creativity and imagination. Instructor: Caroline Mullins. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

301003-A1

Jun 19-23

4-6

9am-noon

$78/$88

301003-A2

Jun 26-30

7-9

9am-noon

$78/$88

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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Fee (R/NR)


SUMMER CAMPS

MORNING ART CAMP

Learn from a local artist and teacher. Let the inner artist emerge in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Projects will be brought home throughout the week. Dress to be messy. Bring a peanut-free snack daily. Instructor: Caroline Mullins. Activity #

301007-S1 Introduction to Art 301007-S2 Sculpture 301007-S3 STEAM Science Art 301007-S4 Animal/Portrait Drawing 301007-S5 Nature Art Location

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Jun 5-9 Jun 12-16 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28

7-9 7-9 7-9 7-9 7-9

9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon

$78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88

Blacksburg Community Center

AFTERNOON ART CAMP

Learn from a local artist and teacher. Let the inner artist emerge in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Projects will be brought home throughout the week. Dress to be messy. Bring a peanut-free snack daily. Instructor: Caroline Mullins. Activity #

301007-R1 Introduction to Art 301007-R2 Sculpture 301007-R3 Comic and Cartoons 301007-R4 Expressive Art 301007-R5 STEAM Science Art 301007-R6 Animal/Portrait Drawing 301007-R7 Nature Art Location

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Jun 5-9 Jun 12-16 Jun19-23 Jun 26-30 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28

9-14 9-14 9-14 9-14 9-14 9-14 9-14

1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm

$78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88

Blacksburg Community Center

ILLUMINATION ELECTRONICS

Experiment, have fun, and take one your own 3D Illumination kit. Activities, include three color light tunnel, building your own security house, build a projector, play button ball or hole ball use your 3D glasses. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301103-EE

Jun 19-23

7-12

9am-noon

$145/$155

Location

Blacksburg Transit, conference room 2

CREATIVE ENGINEERING

Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, a robot on buildings work with a three dimensional construction kit and a 3D geared motor to power up a radar surveyor. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301103-AT

Jun 26-30

7-12

9am-noon

$145/$155

Location

Blacksburg Transit, conference room 3

ALL TERRAIN TRACKER VEHICLE

Build and take home an all terrain vehicle. Course sand, stones, twigs will all be part of the challenge while learning about gears. Also build a sumo wrestler and robot. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301102-AT

Jul 17-21

7-12

9am-noon

$145/$155

Location

Blacksburg Transit, conference room 2

AMAZING 4 IN 1 ROBOT

Build your own interchangeable robot with four unique motors while learning about gears. Build the cricket, the master of bi-pedal movement. There will be additional robotic designs to explore with the robotic building system. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301102-A1

Jul 31-Aug 4

7-12

9am-noon

$145/$155

Location

Blacksburg Transit, conference room 3

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SUMMER CAMPS SPORTS, GAMES & PLAY CAMP

Have fun playing all kinds of games and sports each day and swim on Friday. Please bring a snack and drink each day. Activity #

302401-P1 302401-P2 302401-P3 302401-P4 302401-P5 302401-P6 302401-P7 302401-P8 302401-P9 302401-PP Location

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

May 30-Jun 2 Jun 5-9 Jun 12-16 Jun 19-23 Jun 26-30 Jul 5-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28 Jul 31-Aug 4

5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7

9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon

$52/$62 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75 $39/$49 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75

Blacksburg Community Center

SPORTS, GAMES, PLAY & SWIM CAMP

Two hours each day of sports and game activities followed by one hour of open swimming. Please bring a snack, drink, a bathing suit and towel. Activity #

302402-C1 302402-C2 302402-C3 302402-C4 302402-C5 302402-C6 302402-C7 302402-C8 302402-C9 302402-CC Location

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

May 30-Jun 2 Jun 5-9 Jun 12-16 Jun 19-23 Jun 26-30 Jul 5-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28 Jul 31-Aug 4

8-13 8-13 8-13 8-13 8-13 8-13 8-13 8-13 8-13 8-13

1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm 1-4pm

$52/$62 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75 $39/$49 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75

Blacksburg Community Center

FUN CAMP

Come join in on all the fun. Games, swimming, trips, movies, go carts, laser tag, and more. Activity #

302403-F1 302403-F2 302403-F3 302403-F4 302403-F5 302403-FA 302403-FB 302403-FC 302403-FD 302403-FE Location

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

May 30-Jun 2 Jun 12-16 Jun 26-30 Jul 10-14 Jul 24-28 Jun 5-9 Jun 19-23 Jul 5-7 Jul 17-21 Jul 31-Aug 4

6-10 6-10 6-10 6-10 6-10 10-13 10-13 10-13 10-13 10-13

9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm

$104/$114 $130/$140 $130/$140 $130/$140 $130/$140 $130/$140 $130/$140 $78/$88 $130/$140 $130/$140

Blacksburg Community Center

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SUMMER CAMPS

B3 BRICKS BOTS & BEAKERS CLASSES

All classes held at the Blacksburg Community Center. Bring a snack and a water bottle each day – no nut products please. Apply sunscreen before camp each day. A supervised lunch period will be offered for campers enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps.

B3 LEGO EARLY ENGINEERING 2 MACHINES

Hands-on STEM class introduces basic science and engineering concepts. Build and test fun working LEGO® machines: vehicles, spinning top, hockey player, and more. Experience pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410 -EE

May 30-Jun 2

4-6

1-4pm

$100/$110

B3 SUPER HERO STEAM – KEEP THE KIT

Super-cool super hero themed science, technology, engineering art and math activities. We’ve added LEGO Batman builds and each camper will get a Batman Movie Catcycle Chase 70902 set to take home. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-SS

May 30-Jun2

4-6

9am-noon

$125/$135

B3 BEAKERS ELEMENTARY ENTOMOLOGY BUGS!

Let the kids go buggy so you don’t. Activities include: Insect or Not?, Insect Collector, Lighting Bug Flash, Now You See Me-Now You Don’t, and more. Live bug labs include ladybugs, crickets and ants. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-EB

Jun 5-8

5-8

9am-noon

$100/$110

! B3 REFRACTION ACTION – RAINBOW STEAM NEW

Color your summer awesome. Learn about the science of rainbows, light and refraction. We’ll do lots of colorful science experiments, make an art-bot that can color a rainbow, code a rainbow and more. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-RA

Jun 5-8

5-8

1-4pm

$100/$110

B3 LEGO ENGINEERING ACTION CONTRAPTIONS – KEEP THE KIT

Learn about energy, force, and simple machines by building and test LEGO contraptions from Crazy Action Contraptions and Chain Reactions. Take home your own Crazy Actions Contraption set to keep. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-AC

Jun 12-15

6-10

9am-noon

$125/$135

B3 KID CODE – AMAZING APPS

Learn to code with fun themed coding adventures such as: Apposaurus Rex, Zoological, Monkey Business, Animal House, A Faraway Land, Top Secret, or Super Powers. Create apps that you can download and play on your device. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-KC

Jun 12-15

6-10

1-4 pm

$125/$135

GROSS OUT – CHEMICAL CONCOCTIONS

Make even more of a mess. Anti Gravity Goo, Super Soap, Boo Bubbles, Super Slime, Edible Slime, Electroactive Slime, and more. New – we will end camp with a mad Scientist Escape Room experience. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-CC

Jun 19-22

8-12

9am-noon

$125/$135

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SUMMER CAMPS

LEGO ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING PNEUMATICS

Simple & Motorized Mechanisms with the Pneumatics add on will introduce the basics of pneumatics; including pumps, cylinders, vaulves, an air tank, tubes, and a manometer. Explore power systems, components, sequence, control, pressure, prototyping, kinetic & potential energy. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-EP

Jun 19-22

8-12

1-4pm

$125/$135

B3 ZANY ZOOLOGY – JURASSIC JAMBOREE

Junior paleontologists will love this camp. Create fossils and coprolites, participate in a dinosaur dig, measure and compare different dinosaurs. Camp also includes dinosaur themed LEGO building challenges and dinosaur crafts, games and songs. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-ZZ

Jun 26-29

4-6

9am-noon

$125/$135

B3 EARLY ROBOTICS

BeeBots, LEGO® WeDo Robotics, Cubelets, Edison Robots and iPads will introduce students to robotics and programming and develop STEM skills in this hands on camp. Also fun robot themed games and crafts. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-ER

Jun 26-29

4-6

1-4pm

$125/$135

B3 BEGINNING ROBOTICS WITH LEGO® WEDO®

Campers will be introduced to building and programming Robots with LEGO WeDO Robotics. Projects include four fun themes; Amazing Mechanisms, Wild Animals, Play Soccer, Adventure Stories. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-WD

Jul 10-13

6-10

9am-noon

$125/$135

SUMMER W! B3 FUTURE VET NECAMPS

Kids will take on the role of veterinarian and perform mock exams, first aid treatment and a simulated dissection. Learn about animal physiology and preventative care. Your stethoscope and “adopted” stuffed animal are yours to keep. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-FV

Jul 10-13

6-10

1-4pm

$125/$135

B3 MINDSTORMS BOTS & FLYBRIX DRONES NEW!

Work in groups to build and program awesome LEGO Mindstorms robots and Flybrix LEGO drones. Teams will find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-MS

Jul 17-20

8-12

9am-noon

$150/$160

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SUMMER CAMPS WIZARDS POTIONS LAB

Always wanted to attend Hogwarts? Create a unique magic wand then through chemistry magic make amazing potions: vampire veins, magic bubbles, glow in the dark and color changing potions. We’ll end with a Wizards Escape Room. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-WP

Jul 17-20

8-12

1-4 pm

$125/$135

MINE MASTERS MANIA

Campers will learn new, fun things to do in the virtual world of Minecraft during screen time. We will also do science experiments and Engineering activities as well as crafts and games – all with Minecraft themes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-MM

Jul 24-27

6-10

9am-noon

$125/$135

OUTTA THIS WORLD – STAR WARS KEEP THE KIT!

Build a variety of large and small projects from the LEGO Star Wars collection. Each camper will receive a Star Wars The Phantom 75170 Building kit to take home at the end of camp. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-SW

Jul 24-27

6-10

1-4pm

$125/$135

ARKIDTECT SUPER STRUCTURES NEW!

Test materials, meet design constraints, and dream up amazing structures using a variety of different materials including the LEGO Architecture Studio. Design an earthquake-proof building, build super cool paper roller coasters, and much more. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-AK

Jul 31-Aug 3

6-10

9am-noon

$125/$135

SCIENCE DETECTIVES! NEW!

Your’re on the case with Kid Science Detectives Fossey and Doyle in the Case of the Gasping Garbage. Set up your science lab, and work with your partner to perform experiments and crack the case. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-SD

Jul 31-Aug 3

6-10

1-4pm

$125/$135

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SUMMER CAMPS FASHION DESIGN AND YOUTH MODELING CAMP

Fashion design, modeling, etiquette lessons, and fashion history make for a great camp experience. The week end’s with a fashion show for family and friends as well as a fashion design tea party complete with fancy clothes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-TV

M-F Jul 31-Aug 4

7-13

9am-noon

$80/$90

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

TEEN AND ADULT SONGWRITING CAMP

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

312331-W1

Jun 12-15

13 & up

7-9pm

$50/$60

312331-W2

Jun 26-29

13 & up

7-9pm

$50/$60

Location

Fee (R/NR)

Blacksburg Community Center

ECOSYSTEM AWARENESS

Spend a fun filled week interacting with the local ecosystems of Blacksburg and surrounding area as we discover interesting facts about the local flora and fauna. Activities include: collecting insects, catching aquatic organisms, marsh mucking, games, and more. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

300801-1

Jun 12-16

9-12

9am-4pm

$120/$130

300801-2

Jun 26-30

9-12

9am-4pm

$120/$130

300801-3

Jul 10-14

9-12

9am-4pm

$120/$130

300801-4

Jul 24-28

9-12

9am-4pm

$120/$130

Location

Camp will meet each morning at grassy area in front of the Parks and Recreation main office at 615 Patrick Henry Dr.

CAMP RIVER RUNNER

Get the kids on the river this summer to share in the enjoyment of friends and whitewater. Your young river runner will paddle the scenic waters of the New River while being guided by a team of qualified instructors. Activity #

*Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

300803-1

Jun 5-9

12-16

9am-4pm

$160/$170

300803-2

Jun 19-23

12-16

9am-4pm

$160/$170

300803-3

Jul 17-21

12-16

9am-4pm

$160/$170

300803-4

Jul 31-Aug 4

12-16

9am-4pm

$160/$170

*Note – Thursday night includes an overnight campout. Camp will end at noon on Friday. Location

Camp will meet each morning next to the Skate Park at 615 Patrick Henry Dr.

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SUMMER CAMPS ADVENTURE MINI CAMP

How does the idea of rafting rapids, rock climbing, and caving sound to you? The best aspects of adventure camp have been jammed packed into three days of adrenaline filled fun. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

300805-1

May 31-Jun 2

11-13

9am-4pm

$95/$105

300805-2

Jul 5-7

14-16

9am-4pm

$95/$105

Location

Fee (R/NR)

Camp will meet each morning next to the Skate Park at 615 Patrick Henry Dr.

ADVENTURE CAMP

Hang out with friends and have an adventure in the great outdoors. During the week you will have the opportunity for rafting, rock climbing, caving, camping, and other outdoor activities. Activity #

*Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

300802-1 300802-2 300802-3 300802-4

Jun 12-16 Jun 26-30 Jul 10-14 Jul 24-28

11-13 14-16 11-13 14-16

9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm

$155/$165 $155/$165 $155/$165 $155/$165

*Note – Thursday night includes an overnight campout. Camp will end at noon on Friday. Location

Camp will meet each morning next to the Skate Park at 615 Patrick Henry Dr.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CAMP

Immerse your child in Synchronized Swimming. Practices, led by a certified coach, include learning routines, stretching, layouts, sculling and fun. Prerequisite: Swim 50 yards without stopping or holding onto the side of the pool or lane lines. Activity #

Date

Ages

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

339082-01

Jun 12-16

7-14

9:30am-noon

$60/$70

Jun 12

VOLLEYBALL CAMP

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305205-V1

May 29-Jun 2

9-13

6-8pm

$35/$45

Location

BHS Gymnasium

BASEBALL CAMP

This camp will focus on the fun of baseball while learning and reviewing sportsmanship and the basic fundamentals of the sport. Led by BHS baseball coaches and players. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305010-B1

Jul 10-14

8-13

6-8pm

$35/$45

Location

Kipps Baseball Field

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)

305025-B1

Jun 19-23

8-13

6-8pm

$35/$45

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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SUMMER CAMPS SKATEBOARD CAMP

Flips, twists, and turns. Learn how to improve skateboarding skills, the art of skateboarding, balance, maneuvers (tricks), safety and style in this camp. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305030-S1

Jun 12-16

9-13

10am-1pm

$50/$60

Location

Municipal Skate Park

FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS

This four day camp will focus on the fun of playing football while learning and reviewing the basic fundamentals of sportsmanship, passing, running, kicking, blocking, and team play. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305011-F1

Jul 31-Aug 3

8-13

6-8pm

with youth football registration

Location

BHS Practice Field

PEE-WEE TENNIS CAMP

Youth tennis classes are designed to introduce players 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)

301004-YT

Tu, Th Jun 13-Jul 6

4-5

9-10am

$55/$65

* No class on July 4 Location

Municipal Tennis Courts

TENNIS CAMP

Participants will learn the fundamentals of tennis that include forehand, backhand, serve, and volley Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301004 A1

Jun 5-9

6-10

9am-noon

$60/$70 $60/$70

301004 A2

Jun 5-9

11-14

1-4pm

301004 A3

Jul 10-14

6-10

9am-noon

$60/$70

301004 A4

Jul 10-14

11-14

1-4pm

$60/$70

301004 A5

Jul 24-28

6-10

9am-noon

$60/$70

301004 A6

Jul 24-28

11-14

1-4pm

$60/$70

Location

Municipal Tennis Courts

TENNIS CONDITIONING AND TRAINING

This camp offers a fitness curriculum that includes the development of functional strength training, speed, agility, motor control, balance, first-step quickness, core strength and dynamic flexibility. Keep in shape over the summer and improve sport specific skills. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301004-Y2

M, W, F Jun 5-Jul 28

12 & up

7:30-8:30am

$110/$120

Location

Municipal Tennis Courts

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

RANDY HALL Community Programs Supervisor 540-443-1106 • rhall@blacksburg.gov 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)

312206-06 312206-07 312206-08 312206-09

M or W Jun M or W Jul M or W Aug M or W Sep

7 & up

4:30-5:15pm

$35/$45

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

312205-06 312205-07 312205-08 312205-09

Tu Jun Tu Jul Tu Aug Tu Sep

4-6

5:15-6pm

$35/$45

Location

915 Hethwood Blvd, Unit 7 at Hethwood Shopping Center

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

TRAVIS COAD Outdoor Supervisor 540-443-1104 • tcoad@blacksburg.gov BOATING SCENIC CANOE TOUR OF THE NEW RIVER

Enjoy the summer with a relaxed paddling trip on one of the most beautiful sections of the New River. Guides will provide you with a safety instruction and lesson on paddling fundamentals. Instruction, equipment and transportation included. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330003-1

Sa May 13

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330003-2

Sa Jun 3

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330003-3

Sa Jul 29

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330003-4

Sa Aug 12

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Location Registration Deadline

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

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLE

Relax and let the stress of the week float away as you take in the peace and tranquility of the New River. Guides will provide you with equipment, safety talk, lesson on paddling fundamentals, and shuttle. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330005-1

F May 12

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-2

F May 26

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-3

F Jun 9

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-4

F Jun 23

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-5

F Jul 7

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-6

F Jul 21

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-7

F Aug 4

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-8

F Aug 18

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

Location Registration Deadline

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Trip will meet at the Dudley’s River Landing located within Radford’s Bisset Park Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

BOATING JOURNEY ON THE JAMES KAYAK TOUR

Enjoy a sit-a-top kayak experience down the James River. Take in the sights and sounds of summer and potentially see osprey, hawks, otters and bald eagles on this relatively easy section with the occasional riffle. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330505-1

Sa May 20

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330505-2

Sa Jun 10

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330505-3

Sa Jul 15

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330505-4

Sa Aug 19

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Location Registration Deadline

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

KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTRO TO WHITE WATER KAYAKING

Join us in our indoor pool to learn the fundamentals of the roll, bracing, and edge control from experienced staff. We will provide you with the necessary equipment to get started or you may bring your own. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-5

Su May 21

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

430501-6

Su Jun 18

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

430501-7

Su Jul 16

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

430501-8

Su Aug 20

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

Location Registration Deadline

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

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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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

CLIMBING & CAVING ROCK CLIMBING

An introductory rock climbing adventure designed for the novice and intermediate climber. Trained climbing guides will provide climbers with the proper gear, instruction, and transportation, giving climbers the ability to set their own pace. Activity #

Date

330001-1

Sa Jun 17

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330001-2

Sa Jul 22

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330001-3

Sa Aug 26

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Location Registration Deadline

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

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

WONDERS OF THE UNDERWORLD: INTRO TO CAVING

Push, pull, crawl, and squirm through breathtaking passages and experience total darkness. View unique cave formations. No experience is needed. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330002-1

Sa May 6

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330002-3

Sa Jul 8

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Location Registration Deadline

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

WONDERS OF THE UNDERWORLD: INTERMEDIATE CAVING

Take your caving experience to the next level. View an underground waterfall or unique cave formations as you climb your way through a mountain. Participation in our Intro to Caving is highly recommended. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330002-2

Sa Jun 24

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

330002-4

Sa Aug 5

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Location Registration Deadline

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

For Additional Environmental Programs contact

SEEDS is a nature-based community organization, in partnership with the Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences. The nature center located at Blacksburg’s historic Price House, 107 Wharton Street SE is open to the public and offers educational enrichment programs, exhibits, and more. Come visit! www.seedskids.org, discover@seedskids.org 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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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

LYNNE KRULICH Aquatic Supervisor 540-443-1120 • lkrulich@blacksburg.gov WATER EXERCISE PROGRAMS

AQUATIC THERAPY FOR REHABILITATION AND EXERCISE

M-F 9-11am Individuals can perform therapy under the direction of 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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM

*There will be no swim lessons on Memorial Day, May 29 or the entire week of July 4 Parent and Child levels

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)

Register by

339000-01 339000-02 339000-03 339000-04 339000-05

M, W May 15-24 M, W Jun 19-28 M, W Jul 31-Aug 9 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

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

May 12 Jun 16 Jul 28 May 19 Jul 14

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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)

Register by

339010-01 339010-02 339010-03 339010-04 339010-05 339010-06 339010-07 339010-08 339010-09 339010-10 339010-11 339010-12

M, W May 15-Jun 12 Tu, Th May 16-Jun 8 M, W Jun 19-Jul 19 Tu, Th Jun 20-Jul 20 M, W Jul 31-Aug 23 Tu, Th Aug 1-24 M-F Jun 5-9 M-F Jun 19-23 M-F Jul 10-14 M-F Jul 24-28 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

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

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

May 12 May 15 Jun 16 Jun 19 Jul 28 Jul 31 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jul 7 Jul 21 May 19 Jul 14

MINNOWS (3-5 years)

Must be completely independent of parent. 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)

Register by

339015-01 339015-02 339015-03 339015-04 339015-05 339015-06 339015-07 339015-08 339015-09 339015-10 339015-11 339015-12

M, W May 15-Jun 12 Tu ,Th May 16-Jun 8 M, W Jun 19-Jul 19 Tu ,Th Jun 20-July20 M, W Jul 31-Aug 23 Tu ,Th Aug 1-24 M-F Jun 5-9 M-F Jun 19-23 M-F Jul 10-14 M-F Jul 24-28 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

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

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

May 12 May 15 Jun 16 Jun 19 Jul 28 Jul 31 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jul 7 Jul 21 May 19 Jul 14

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

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)

Register by

339018-01 339018-02 339018-03 339018-04 339018-05 339018-06 339018-07 339018-08 339018-09

M, W May 15-Jun 12 Tu, Th Jun 20-Jul20 M, W Jul 31-Aug 23 M-F Jun 5-9 M-F Jun 19-23 M-F Jul 10-14 M-F Jul 24-28 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 10:05-10:50am 10:05-10:50am 10:05-10:50am 10:05-10:50am 10:10-10:55am 10:10-10:55am

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

May 12 Jun 19 Jul 28 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jul 7 Jul 21 May 19 Jul 14

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)

Register by

339020-01 339020-02 339020-03 339020-04 339020-05 339020-06 339020-07 339020-08 339020-09

M, W May 15-Jun 12 Tu, Th Jun 20-Jul 20 M, W Jul 31-Aug 23 M-F Jun 5-9 M-F Jun 19-23 M-F Jul 10-14 M-F Jul 24-28 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 6:10-6:55pm 10:05-10:50am 10:05-10:50am 10:05-10:50am 10:05-10:50am 10:10-10:55am 10:10-10:55am

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

May 12 Jun 19 Jul 28 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jul 7 Jul 21 May 19 Jul 14

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)

Register by

339030-01 339030-02 339030-03 339030-04 339030-05 339030-06 339030-07 339030-08 339030-09

Tu, Th May 16-Jun 8 M, W Jun 19-Jul 19 Tu, Th Aug 1-24 M-F Jun 5-9 M-F Jun 19-23 M-F Jul 10-14 M-F Jul 24-28 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

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

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

May 15 Jun 16 Jul 31 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jul 7 Jul 21 May 19 Jul 14

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

Learn-to-Swim Levels

LEVEL 4 – SWORDFISH (6+ years)

Prerequisite: Level 3 or 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)

Register by

339040-01 339040-02 339040-03 339040-04 339040-05 339040-06 339040-07 339040-08 339040-09

Tu, Th May 16-Jun 8 M, W Jun 19-Jul 19 Tu, Th Aug 1-24 M-F Jun 5-9 M-F Jun 19-23 M-F Jul 10-14 M-F Jul 24-28 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

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

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

May 15 Jun 16 Jul 31 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jul 7 Jul 21 May 19 Jul 14

LEVEL 5 – DOLPHINS (6+ years)

Prerequisite: Level 4 or 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)

Register by

339050-01 339050-02 339050-03 339050-04 339050-05

Tu, Th May 16-Jun 8 Tu, Th Jun 20-Jul 20 Tu, Th Aug 1-24 Sa May 20-Jun 17 Sat Jul 15-Aug 12

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

May 15 Jun 19 Jul 31 May 19 Jul 14

ADULT SWIM CLASSES

GET WET (15+ years)

Designed for adults or teens that may be fearful about participation in water activities, instructors will provide patience and understanding while developing fundamental skills in basic water safety, water adjustment, and swimming techniques. Activity #

Date

Age

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

339080-01

Sa May 20-Jun 17

11-11:45am

$42/$52

May 19

339080-02

Sa Jul 15-Aug 12

11-11:45am

$42/$52

Jul 14

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

SWIM PROGRAMS ORCAS SWIM TEAM

Participants must be able to swim 25 yards continuously and attend at least two practices a week. The team participates in the Southwest Virginia Swim League (SVSL). Includes coached swim practices, stroke development, swim cap and t-shirt, and team party. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee

Register by

339700-01

May 30 - Last scheduled meet in July Practices: M-Th

5 & up

6-8pm

$92/$102

Jun 30

*A separate fee of $20 must be paid to the SVSL to swim in meets.

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

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 2 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

339210-01 339210-02 339210-02

M-F May 22-26 M-F Jun 12-16 M-F Aug 21-25

4-9pm 4-9pm 4-9pm

$215/$225 $215/$225 $215/$225

May 19 Jun 9 Aug 19

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RED CROSS PROGRAMS 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

339220-01 339220-02 339220-03

M, Tu May 15 & 16 M, Tu Jun 5 & 6 M, Tu Aug 14 & 15

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

$75/$85 $75/$85 $75/$85

May 12 Jun 2 Aug 11

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

339225-01

Th Jun 22

11 & up

6-9pm

$70/$80

Jun 21

339225-02

Th Aug 24

11 & up

6-9pm

$70/$80

Aug 23

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

339300-01

Th Jul 27

11 & up

6-9pm

$50/$60

Jul 26

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

339228-01 339228-02

Jun 23 Jul 28

11-15 11-15

9am-4pm 9am-4pm

$65/$70 $65/$70

Jun 22 Jul 27

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE

JEFF KLEPPIN Golf Shop Supervisor 540-961-1137 • jkleppin@blacksburg.gov 2017 WEEKLY GOLF PROGRAMS

Monday Night Madness Fee: $15 Join us every Monday night. Shotgun start promptly at 5:45pm. Call the Proshop up to seven days in advance to reserve your spot. Two for Tuesdays Every Tuesday until the course is closed in June after 4pm, we will offer two for one green fees. Take advantage of this great twilight rate. Tee times are required. Wednesday Night Association Night On Wednesdays, meet the members and play some friendly competitions. Track your official USGA handicap and be a part of the season long outings. Virginia State Golf Association dues are just $40 per year.

2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

VISIT THE HILL ONLINE AT www.golfthehill.com www.facebook.com/golfthehill www.twitter.com/golfthehill for daily announcements and important information.

Queen of the Hill Saturday, April 29 Entry Fee: $35 per player Ladies first. Women compete in a one-day stroke play tournament to decide the women’s club champion. Prizes and refreshments included. King of the Hill Friday & Sunday, May 5 & 7 Entry Fee: $75 per player The men square off for a two-day stroke play tournament for the club championship. Eighteen holes of golf Friday and Sunday and one practice round the week before. Prizes and refreshments included. Seventh Annual Cohee Cup Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7 Entry Fee: $100 per player This is a match play event open to the first 24 paid golfers. Two match play team rounds on Saturday, lunch on Saturday and a singles matches on Sunday. Prizes and refreshments included. King of the Hill & Cohee Cup Entry Fee: $150 per player Play both tournaments the weekend of May 5. The format and pairings will allow players to play either or both.

PARDON OUR DIRT

Beginning in June, the golf course will be undergoing a complete renovation and will be closed to the public. Construction is expected to last about three months followed by a grow-in period. Look for a grand re-opening celebration in the spring of 2018. Until then, you can follow our progress by visiting us on: www.golfthehill.com www.facebook.com/golfthehill www.twitter.com/golfthehill We look forward to providing you the best 9-hole golf destination in the area very soon. Thank you all for your patronage and your patience.

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

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

Sign up in person or over the phone. Late registrations taken upon availability, will be assessed a $10 late fee. Players will learn the basic rules and fundamentals at minimal contact with focus on sportsmanship and teamwork. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

**Fee (R/NR)

305100-FF * As of November 1, 2017

Aug-Oct

6-8

TBA

$40/$50

Location Registration

Nellie’s Cave Park and Blacksburg High School M Jun 26-F Aug 11

YOUTH FOOTBALL

This program will provide recreational experience in football with basic instruction in the rules of the game, techniques of play, and sportsmanship. Fourteen year olds or eighth graders are not allowed to play. Late Fee of $10 will begin on August 8. Activity #

Date

Grades

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

305100-FB 305100-YF

Aug-Oct Aug-Oct

4-5 6-7

TBA TBA

$60/$70 $60/$70

*Fee includes Football Camp registration (see pg. 21). Location Registration

Practices at local parks and schools. Travel to games in surrounding localities. M Jun 26-F Jul 28 8am-5pm at Administrative Office only, 615 Patrick Henry Dr. Child and parent must be present to register. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required at time of registration.

GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Sign up in person or over the phone. Practices will start in September. Activity #

Date

Age

105007-VB Sep-Nov Grades 5-8 * Late registrations taken upon availability, will be assessed a $10 late fee. Location Registration

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

TBA

$40/$50

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

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

6 vs. 6 League Registration: May 9-18; Registration packets available at the Blacksburg Community Center or by emailing cbarton@blacksburg.gov. Activity #

Date

Age

Fee (R/NR)

312401-V1 Coed

Th May 25-Jun 29

16 & up

$75/team

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

NEW! First Annual Blacksburg

Midsummer Classic Tennis Tournament July 21 - July 23 Municipal Park Tennis Courts

To register, visit http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=203539

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS ADULT SOFTBALL Registration will be at the administrative office, 615 Patrick Henry Dr. No mail or phone registrations will be accepted. A signed roster complete with names, addresses and phone numbers along with the entire entry fee are due at the time of registration. Ball Requirements: Balls must be marked core 44 or 47, cork center. Bat Restrictions: No Miken Ultra II bats allowed. For more information, please call 540-443-1105. Play begins the week of August 21.

CO-ED A, B, C ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

League Eligibility: Allowed to play in one coed league only. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

315001-XA 315001-XB 315001-XC

Aug-Nov Aug-Nov Aug-Nov

17 & up 17 & up 17 & up

TBA TBA TBA

$240 $240 $240

* As of Aug1, 2017 Location Registration

Jaycee and Tom’s Creek Fields M Jul 10-F Jul 28

MEN’S ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

League Eligibility: 50% of roster must be town residents. Additional fee of $10 per non-resident, (please see resident description in “General Information” section in the front of brochure). Allowed to play in one men’s league only. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

315001-MA 315001-MB 315001-MC

Aug-Nov Aug-Nov Aug-Nov

17 & up 17 & up 17 & up

TBA TBA TBA

$240 $240 $240

* As of Aug1, 2017 Location Registration

Jaycee and Tom’s Creek Fields M Jul 10-F Jul 28

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

JOY HERBERT Senior Supervisor 540-443-1142 • jherbert@blacksburg.gov 2017 SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS PARTNER DANCE FOR ADULTS

Experience the fun of social partner dancing. Meet people and have fun with friends. No partner required. Discounts on Level 1 classes for groups of five or more. Contact Sapphire Ballroom at 540-382-8782, info@SapphireDance.com, or visit SapphireDance.com. *Fee /person: $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

SUMMER SAMPLER– FREE

Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Join us to learn about dance styles, discounts, and to try us out before signing up. Attendees get $8 off a Sapphire Dance Class. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

312100-Q1

Tu May 23

14 & up

7-8pm

FREE

SESSION 1 - JUNE SLOW DANCING - NIGHT CLUB 2-STEP: LEVEL 1

Looking for the perfect slow dance for weddings & parties? Night Club 2-Step is it: graceful & romantic; ideal for proms, weddings, & special occasions. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-C1

Tu Jun 6-27

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

SWING: LEVEL 1 - FAST AND FUN FOR NEW DANCERS

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

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-S1

Tu Jun 6-27

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

WEST COAST SWING: LEVEL 1

Slinky, sassy, and sexy. Danced to a variety music styles, including blues, slow hip hop, and pop, West Coast Swing is all about fun and full of attitude. Prior Swing experience recommended. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-S2

W Jun 7-28

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

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)

312100-B1

W Jun 7-28

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

WEST COAST SWING: VARIATION

Taking your West Coast Swing skills to the next level, this class will take old favorites and make them even better. Prior Level 2 West Coast Swing experience required. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-S3

Tu Jun 6-27

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

2017 SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS SESSION 2 - JULY CHA CHA: LEVEL 1

Fast and sassy, Cha Cha is a cheeky, sexy Latin dance perfect for dancing to contemporary R&B, funk, country, and classic rock as well as popular Latin music. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-L1

Tu Jul 11-Aug 1

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$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 as if in a classic romantic movie. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-B2

Tu Jul 11-Aug 1

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

AMERICAN TANGO: LEVEL 1

The romance, the power, the passion - they all add up to the Tango. The staccato timing and stalking grace of American Tango create a passionate dynamic perfect for avid dancers. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-B3

W Jul 12-Aug 2

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

THE HUSTLE: LEVEL 1 - FUN FOR BEGINNERS

Get down and boogie - Disco Fever is still raging and there’s nothing like Hustle to get you groovin’. This class get you dancing the moves that gave the world Saturday Night Fever. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-S4

W Jul 12-Aug 2

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

SESSION 3 - AUGUST RUMBA: LEVEL 1 - GREAT FOR BEGINNERS

Slow and romantic, Rumba’s casual luxury embraces many popular music styles making it a favorite with new dancers and a great first dance for a wedding. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-L2

Tu Aug 15-Sep 5

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

DIPS, TRICKS, AND BREAKS IN SWING

Ready to give your swing that extra POP that will really make it sparkle? This class with get you hitting breaks, striking poses, and adding flair like a pro. Previous Swing experience required. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-S5

Tu Aug 15-Sep 5

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

LATIN CLUB DANCING - SALSA & MERENGUE: LEVEL 1

Add a little spice to your dance life with these saucy Latin dances: they’re fast, fun, and ready to party. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312100-L3

W Aug 16-Sep 6

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

2017 SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS SESSION 3 - AUGUST 3-COUNT HUSTLE: LEVEL 1 - GREAT FOR CURRENT DANCERS

If you already know how to Hustle, and you’re ready to upgrade your dancing, this class is for you. 3-Count Hustle has all the cool moves and spins of 4-Count, in less time. Previous Hustle experience required. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

112100-S6

W Aug 16-Sep 6

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$32+ $5/$10

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? 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)

312100-Q2 312100-Q3 312100-Q4 312100-Q5 312100-Q6

W Jun 7-28 Tu Jul 11-Aug 1 W Jul 12-Aug 2 Tu Aug 15-Sep 5 W Aug 16-Sep 6

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

8:15-9:15pm 8:15-9:15pm 6:15-7:15pm 6:15-7:15pm 6:15-7:15pm

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

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS 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

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

CHAIR EXERCISE NEW!

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

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 ADULT PROGRAMS 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. Activity

Date

Gentle Yoga

Age

Tu, Th

16 & up

Time

Fee (R/NR)

10:15-11:45am

6 passes $45/$55 12 passes $85/$95

SPECIAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOGA CLSSES

Unwind and get ready for the week ahead. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

312301-Y1 312301-Y2

W Jun 7-28 W Jul 5-26

16 & up 16 & up

6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm

$30/$40 $30/$40

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 #: 223320-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 ADULT PROGRAMS CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE FUSED GLASS OPEN STUDIO

Work on your own with support of the instructor, Larry Mitchell. Prerequisite: This class is open to anyone who has taken Fused Glass 101, Fused Glass 201, or has permission of instructor. For more information, email drldmm@comcast.net. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312302-G1   312302-G2

M May 15-Jun 5 M Jun 12-Jul 3

14 & up 14 & up

6-9:30pm 6-9:30pm

$45/$55 $45/$55

* Firing costs, nominal studio supply use, and use of glass tools in the studio are included in the fee. Glass is not included. You may bring your own glass or purchase it from Blacksburg Parks and Recreation’s glass stock at raw cost or purchase from the instructor’s stock at catalog prices. Shipping and state sales tax will be included in that catalog price. Location

Instructor’s studio, 695A Park St., Christiansburg

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 ADULT PROGRAMS

ONGOING PROGRAMS 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 Jun 8

“Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

Th Jul 13

“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes

Th Aug 10

“Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons“ by Lorna Landvik

Th Sep 14

“The Girl with Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee

Time

Fee (R/NR)

2pm

FREE

Blacksburg Community Center

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Join fellow writers or would-be writers for opportunities to share and talk about personal 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 equired.

Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4, Sep 1

Adults

2pm

FREE

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

BRIDGE AND MAHJONGG

A room is reserved for any group(s) to play weekly. For Duplicate Bridge, contact Richard Huber at 304-466-0341 or richard55fla@yahoo.com. Program

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Sanctioned Duplicate ACBL Game

M, W, F

All ages

12:30pm

FREE

1pm

FREE

1pm

FREE

Party Bridge

Tu, W, F

Mah Jongg

W

Location

All ages

Blacksburg Community Center

VICAP (VIRGINIA INSURANCE AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

An insurance counselor from Agency on Aging can educate, counsel, and assist regarding medical benefit programs, long-term care insurance, and problems with Medicare, Medicaid, and medical bill paying. Please contact the NRV Agency on Aging office at 540-980-7720 for appointments and more information.

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMER BINGO

Let’s travel to Christiansburg for some bingo and cool refreshing summer time refreshments. Bring a $1 in quarters for bingo prizes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323000-J3

F Jul 28

50 & up

10:30am-1pm

$5

Location Registration Deadline

Meet at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am. Jul 21

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Travel to Meadowbrook Community Center for a fun game of bingo and win some neat summer prizes. Ice Cream provided. Bring a favorite topping to share. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323000-S2

Th Jun 29

Adults

12:30-3pm

$1

Location Registration Deadline

Please meet at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 12:15pm. Jun 26

BLACKSBURG COMMUNITY STRINGS SUMMER MUSIC SPLASH 2017

Violinists, violists, and cellists who play at Suzuki book level 4+, come play in an ensemble led by Ake-Eric Renqvist, conductor Blacksburg Community Strings. Bring instrument and music stand. For more information contact Marta Brinberg at martabrinberg@hotmail.com or 540-552-7209. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/ NR)

302412-CS

M-Sa Jun 5-6; 8-10

Middle school and above

M, Tu, Th, F 7-9pm Sa 7pm

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

STROLLING BINGO NEW!

Let’s travel to Christiansburg Recreation Center with your walking shoes for an interactive game of bingo. Five games of bingo followed by two laps around the track. Refreshments provided. Bring $1 in quarters for prizes. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323000-J2

Tu Aug 29

50 & up

10:30am-1pm

$5

Location Registration Deadline

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Meet at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am. Aug 22

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS ! NIAGARA FALLS NEW

Package includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, three dinners, transportation, guided touring of the falls, IMAX presentation, Hornblower Niagara Cruise, visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, wine tasting, evening view of the illuminated falls and more. Passport is required. Activity #

223600-F4 Double 223600-F4 Single

Date

Age

*Fee (R/NR)

Su-Th Sep 17-21

Adults Adults Adults

$599/$609 $739/$749

* $100/person due at registration. No refunds after August 16 unless a substitute is found or you have purchased Travel Protection $79/person double occupancy. Final payment due August 16.

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Virginia Tech/Town of Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival 2017 FREE! Friday Night Out Concerts 6-7:30 pm, Henderson Lawn Rain Site: Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center, VT Campus

June 2 June 9 June 16 Jun 23 July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28

Surrender Dorothy (Classic Rock & Country) Jamtastics (R&B Jazz) Gerry Timlin (Irish Singer) Rick Strickland Band (Beach & Shag) Crossties Bluegrass Band Hoppie Vaughan (Blue-eyed Jazz) Domino Band (Variety) Zydeco-a-Go-Go (Dixieland)

For more information, please contact Jane Harrison at 540-231-5921 or visit www.performingarts.vt.edu/saf

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS ! HISTORIC ROSEDALE PLANTATION – CHARLOTTE, NC NEW

Tour the home and gardens of one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in North Carolina. Enjoy free time in NoDa, Charlotte’s historic arts and entertainment district. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-A1

W Aug 16

Adults

8:30am-6:30pm

$26/$36

* Fee includes transportation, guided tour, and free time for lunch on your own and shopping. Tour does require walking. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:15am.

“THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY” – BARTER THEATRE, ABINGDON VA

A laugh-a-minute comedy about four Southern women, all needing to escape their day-to-day routines, drawn together by fate – an impromptu happy hour. From the authors of “The Dixie Swim Club.” Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J7

Th Jul 20

Adults

9:15am-7pm

$42/$52

* Fee includes transportation and performance. Lunch extra at the Heartwood Center. No refunds after June 21 unless a substitute is found. Location

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

! WDBJ-7 TV STATION TOUR NEW

Take an interesting and informative back stage tour of a Roanoke TV Station. Lunch follows at the Roanoker with a quick stop at Fresh Market before returning home. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-5C

W Aug 23

Adults

9am-2:30pm

$9/$18

Fee includes transportation and tour. Lunch extra. Location

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

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

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 Sep 27

Adults

9am-5:30pm

$10/$20

* Fee includes transportation only. Location

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

“FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL” – BARTER THEATRE, ABINGDON VA

Based on a true story one of the most explosive movie musicals to burst onto the stage. It is a story of rebellious teens and the families who learn to listen and guide them with warm and loving hearts. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-S4

Th Aug 3

All ages

9:15am-7pm

$45/$55

* Fee includes transportation and performance. Lunch on your own at the Heartwood Center. No refunds after July 5 unless a substitute can be found. Location

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

“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET” – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE

The new musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time in one unforgettable night. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J2

W Jul 12

Adults

11am-6pm

$46/$56

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

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

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 unique destinations in a casual atmosphere. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J1 323600-A2 323600-A3

W Jun 28 W Jul 26 W Aug 30

Adults Adults

10am-2pm 10:15am-2pm 10am-2pm

$7/$14 $7/$14 $7/$14

* Fee includes transportation only. Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 15 minutes prior to departure.

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

TRIPS “RAGTIME” – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together where they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J4

Th Sep 14

All ages

11am-6pm

$46/$56

* Fee includes transportation, meal and performance. Location

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

MYSTERY WINE OUT

Join us as we travel to a mystery winery location for a tasting. Trip will also include a lunch stop but that too is a mystery. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J5

W Sep 6

Adults

10am-3:30pm

$25/$35

* Fee includes transportation and tasting. Lunch extra. Location

Please check in at the community center no later than 9:45am.

! NASHVILLE, TN NEW

Trips 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

*Fee (R/NR)

Dec 4-6

Adults Adults Adults

$399/$409 $509/$519

* $100/person due at registration. No refunds after November 6 unless a substitute is found or you have purchased Travel Protection $51/person double occupancy. Final payment due November 6.

FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Senior Center has a wheelchair accessible bus with room to carry assistive devices. 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 concern. Let the driver know at a time when he is not distracted about any temperature adjustments.

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

Community Relations 300 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Downtown and Municipal Park

2 pm: Parade in Downtown Blacksburg followed by a free movie at The Lyric, all sponsored by Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club 6 pm: The Blacksburg Community Band 8 pm: Local Music by 3 Minute Lovin’ 9:30 pm: FIREWORKS! For more information, call 540-443-1100. | www.blacksburg.gov

About Town Summer 2017  

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

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