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INSIDE: Recreation Activities –

Registration Begins Jan 9 at 9am


What’s Happening? JANUARY 9 Parks and Recreation Program Registration, 9am JANUARY 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Town Offices Closed JANUARY 16 Classes begin, Virginia Tech JANUARY 20 Free Family Film Fest, 10am, The Lyric Theatre FEBRUARY 17 Free Family Film Fest, 10am, The Lyric Theatre FEBRUARY 19 Presidents Day, Town Offices Closed MARCH 3-11 Virginia Tech Spring Break MARCH 10 Free Family Film Fest, 10am, The Lyric Theatre MARCH 11 Daylight Saving Time Begins MARCH 14 Summer Camp Fair, 4:15-6:15pm, Blacksburg Community Center MARCH 20 First Day of Spring MARCH 30 Spring Break, Town Offices Closed MARCH 31 Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10am, Municipal Park APRIL 2 Citizens Institute Begins APRIL 7 The Big Event APRIL 14 Blacksburg Chocolate Festival, 11am-4pm, Downtown Blacksburg APRIL 21 Arbor Day Celebration and Shred-a-Thon, 9am-noon, 615 Patrick Henry Drive Blacksburg Fork and Cork, Noon-5pm, CRC APRIL 22 International Street Fair, 12-5pm, Downtown Blacksburg

For 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.

The Big Event Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Big Event gives students a way to give back to our community and show appreciation to ALL non-student residents and organizations of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and the New River Valley by completing volunteer projects FREE of charge. Homeowners can submit a project request at vtbigevent.org.

IN THIS ISSUE 3 Congratulations, Jack! 4 Aging in Place 5 BT Access service 6 Recreation Center 6 Registration Information 7 Community Center 8 Shelter and Field Rentals 9 Aquatic Center 10 Youth Programs 14 Outdoor Programs 18 Aquatics Programs 24 Municipal Golf Course 25 Athletic Programs 28 Active Adults

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About Town is a publication of the Town of Blacksburg Community Relations Office. Town Council clerk@blacksburg.gov Leslie Hager-Smith, Mayor Susan Anderson John Bush Lauren Colliver Susan Mattingly Michael Sutphin Council Appointee, January 2018

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KEEP IN TOUCH


Congratulations, Jack! The Community Center’s Jack Leahy to retire this spring

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ne thing Jack Leahy is looking

forward to is having more time to exercise. Despite spending much of his time at the Blacksburg Community Center, he often finds he is too busy for his favorite hobbies. That will all change this spring, as he retires from his position as community center supervisor, program manager, and assistant director. “I’ve worn a lot of hats,” Leahy said. When Leahy joined Parks and Recreation 15 years ago, the Community Center’s gym was in bad shape. “There was an old rubber floor worn down to the cement and wooden backboards.” He advocated for a new wood floor, new lighting, and new glass backboards. Along with facility updates, Leahy worked to diversify the center’s programming. “Being in a university town allows us to offer things you might not expect in Southwest Virginia,” he said. In addition to athletic programming, the center’s also offers classes in belly dancing, foreign languages, dog obedience, photography and songwriting. He has also expanded the exceedingly popular summer camp programs and increased facility rentals—everything from college and athletic events to art festivals and community and religious groups. “We’re busy all the time,” Leahy said. “If I had four more gyms I could fill them right now.” As he counts the days to retirement, Leahy’s greatest hope is that he will leave things a little better than when he came. He also knows that more than anything, he’ll miss the people he sees every day. “I’m going to miss the people terribly. Employees, volunteers, and regular visitors who use the facility every day. I’ve felt welcome since I came to Blacksburg. It has been fun to work with everyone.” Leahy’s hard work and unflagging enthusiasm will also be missed. “Jack is the most positive person, and he sees the good in everyone. His dedication has helped the Parks and Recreation Department bring a higher level of service to our community,” Dean Crane, director of Parks and Recreation, said. About Town Town || www.blacksburg.gov www.blacksburg.gov 3 || About


A Community for Every Age Starting a conversation about aging in place

Wyour golden years? If you’re

here do you imagine spending

like most people, you want to age in place—to stay in the home you’ve loved and cared for as long as you are able. To make aging in place possible, it is important to think ahead about things like home modifications, transportation access, and healthcare services. One critical step in this process is to start talking with loved ones about your plans to age in place.

Copyright, The Roanoke Times, reprinted by permission.

George Waskowicz, a senior in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, shows Helen Capobianco where her sewing machine is broken during a repair café at the Habitat ReStore in Christiansburg.

A housing survey performed by the Aging in Place Leadership Team found that many people would only make home improvements after they had a health crisis--not before. But the stress of managing a major home construction project while you are sick might be too much to bear. “You can’t just assume that your home will be safe and accessible if and when you have health problems,” said Carol Davis, Blacksburg sustainability manager who serves on the New River Valley Aging in Place leadership team. Having a plan for how you might run errands, maintain your home, Have you thought about the five and manage extra expenses can help prevent essentials to age in place? unwelcome surprises. “Losing your self-sufficiency 1) Housing can creep up on you, and the results can be 2) Health and Wellness financially and emotionally devastating,” Davis 3) Transportation added. 4) Personal Finance 5) Social Support and To help people start these conversations, the Connections Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech is offering a class to help New River Valley residents begin the process. Blacksburg is also working toward earning an Age Friendly Community certification from AARP, and wants to ensure that town plans and services can align with the changing needs of all its residents. “When communities take steps to be more age-friendly, it doesn’t just benefit retirees—good, accessible design improves the community for everyone,” Davis explained. To learn more about aging in place, email sustainability@blacksburg.gov or visit the local AARP chapter website at http://www.blacksburgaarp.org/.

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More Than a Ride BT Access paratransit service brings the community to all riders

listening to K-92 birthday scams Gbest during hislikes commute. “Or Lady Gaga,” he adds, as eorge Rogers

he catches his dad’s skeptical look. “And NPR, that’s good!” For Rogers, listening to the radio on his way to work is a big deal. It is part of his day when he’s most independent—and that independence wouldn’t be possible without BT Access. BT Access is the paratransit service of Blacksburg Transit, which supplements regular bus service for people with disabilities. Passengers need to apply to use the BT Access service, but it is available for people with permanent disabilities as well as temporary impairments. Qualified riders can schedule regular trips on weekdays within town limits. This may include shopping, work, or doctor’s appointments but riders can also go to the library, Moss Center, or the movies. “For many people, this service is a lifeline,” Jenny Mills, BT Access supervisor, said. “If you have mobility challenges, a ride can open up the whole world.” Rogers can’t drive due to physical and mobility issues, and the closest bus stop is inconvenient to his home. His family could help him get back and forth from his job at Virginia Tech’s Math Emporium, but that would require shuffling their own busy work schedules. The independence the service gives Rogers is invaluable, as the service gives him freedom and autonomy he wouldn’t have otherwise. “Work is probably the only place George goes by himself, because he knows the route and has been doing it for so long,” Bob Rogers, George’s father, said. But it’s more than just rides, it is about relationships. Riding BT Access, Rogers has befriended every driver on his route, and meets countless students at the Math Emporium who appreciate his humor and infectious enthusiasm. “I’m pretty famous,” he explains. For more information about BT Access, including how to determine eligibility, please visit www.btransit.org/btaccess.

BHS Senior Vivian Lawrence and her dad Sheridan Bell built and donated the Little Free Library in Market Square Park. Thank You!

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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 race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation or disability. Parks and Recreation is committed to providing accommodations, (access), in The Staff of Blacksburg Parks and Recreation 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

Winter/Spring registration begins Jan. 9 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 January - March Monday-Saturday

Sunday

April Monday-Saturday

Sunday

May Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am-10pm Noon-6pm 8am-10pm Noon-5pm 8am-10pm 8am-8pm 8am-4pm Noon-5pm

Closing Dates

FITNESS CENTER FEES

January 1 April 1 May 27-28

COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM RENTALS

Room setup is available free of charge with at least 48 hours notice. Any rentals outside of the regular hours of the Community Center are subject to an extra $10/ hr. One week advance registration is required. Call 540443-1141 for more information.

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.

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

Facility hours may change due to special events. Please call 540-443-1140 for more information.

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

KIPPS GYMNASIUM

Program Room: $20/hr, holds 60 banquet; 80 lecture,

Kipps Gymnasium is only open for programs and gym rentals. Rental fee is $25/hr. Rentals must be made one week in advance. Call 540-443-1105 or email alloyd@blacksburg.gov for information and rentals.

250 lecture

sink and counter

includes sink and counter

Social Room: $15/hr, holds 15, includes sofas and big screen TV

2801 Prices Fork Rd. Phone: 540-443-1105

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

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SHELTER AND FIELD RENTALS

PICNIC SHELTERS

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

Municipal Park Shelter Rentals:

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

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

Field Rentals

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

Horseshoe Pits at Municipal and Nellie’s Cave Park

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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 Fridays 7:15-9:15pm and Saturdays 6:45-8:45pm. Includes exclusive use of the lobby and pool admission for up to 25 people. • Private Rental Package: $135 (pool admission for up to 25 people) • For parties larger than 25 people there will be an additional charge of $35. Up to 75 swimmers is an additional $50. *Add a Float Package to any private rental for $40. Includes use of aquatic center inflatable toys 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 April 1 and May 28. 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 rooms 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, 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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YOUTH PROGRAMS

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

MOMMY & ME / DADDY & ME

These playgroups include warm-up exercises, small and large motor skills, developmental movements, ladders, slides, tunnels, parachute, streamers, hula hoops, and Lummi sticks. Parent participation is required. Activity#

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201001 – W1

M Feb 5-Mar 12

1-1.8

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

201001 – S1

M Apr 2-May 7

1-1.8

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ROMP & STOMP

Let’s make some noise. These playgroups include free play, warm-up exercises, and basic concepts such as up and down, in and out, as well as basic shapes and directions. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

201002-W1

W Feb 7-Mar 14

18-24 mos

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

201002-S1   

W Apr 4-May 9

18-24 mos

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

Location

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Blacksburg Community Center

FAMILY ENERGY OUTLET

A good class to spend time with siblings. This class was designed specifically for those parents who have multiple children. This playgroup will center on exercise and movement. Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201003-W1   

Activity #

M Feb 5-Mar 12

0-6

10:45-11:45am

$25/$30 per child

201003-S1

M Apr 2-May 7

0-6

10:45-11:45am

$25/$30 per child

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ENERGY OUTLET

Kids love Energy Outlet. These playgroups provide body awareness, math development, balance, eye-hand, eyefoot coordination, creative expression, self confidence and social interaction. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

201000-W1

Tu Feb 6-Mar 13

2

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

201000-S1

Tu Apr 3-May 8

2

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

Location

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Blacksburg Community Center

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

KANGAROO KIDS

These classes are centered around a movement program which incorporate, body awareness, balance, eyehand, eye-foot coordination, creative expression, self confidence and social interaction. Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201008-W1   

Activity #

W Feb 7-Mar 14

3-4

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

201008-S1

W Apr 4-May 9

3-4

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

FAMILY BOUNCING BEARS

This class is designed specifically for families with multiple children. There will be jumpers and slides to climb on, jump off and crawl through. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201012-W1

W Feb 7-Mar 14

0-6

1-2pm

$25/$30 per child

201012 -S1

W Apr 4-May 9

0-6

1-2pm

$25/$30 per child

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

BOUNCING BEARS

This class will focus on a variety of large, interactive inflatables. There will be jumpers and sliders to climb on, jump off, crawl through, and just have fun. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

201011-W1

Tu Feb 6-Mar 13

3-4

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

201011 -S1

Tu Apr 3-May 8

3-4

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

Location

Fee (R/NR)

Blacksburg Community Center

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

ART & MORE FOR 2s

This delightful class will introduce your toddler to art in a semi-structured setting. The classes will consist of a variety of art projects, story time and songs. Parent participation required. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201100-W1

Tu Feb 6-Mar 13

2

9:45-10:45am

$40/$50

201100-W2

Th Feb 8-Mar 15

2

9:45-10:45am

$40/$50

201100-S1

Tu Apr 3-May 8

2

9:45-10:45am

$40/$50

201100-S2

Th Apr 5-May 10

2

9:45-10:45am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ART SMART

Toddlers will be exposed to different media while learning how to use colors, shapes, patterns and sizes. We will encourage imagination, expression and communication through art. The emphasis will be on fun and social interaction. Activity #

Date

Age

201101-W1

Tu Feb 6-Mar 13

3-4

11am-noon

Time

Fee (R/NR)

$40/$50

201101-W2

Th Feb 8-Mar 15

3-4

11am-noon

$40/$50

201101-S1

Tu Apr 3-May 8

3-4

11am-noon

$40/$50

201101-S2

Th Apr 5-May 10

3-4

11am-noon

$40/$50

Location

Parks and Recreation Administrative Office

ANNUAL

Saturday, March 31

Municipal Park, Turner Street Toddler to 3 years of age at 10 am 4-8 years of age at 10:30 am

Bring your Easter basket to collect eggs, and a camera to capture that special moment with the Easter Bunny and special guest. Cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department, Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K and Chi Delta Alpha of VT. For more information, contact Randy Hall at 540-443-1106 or rhall@blacksburg.gov.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

MUSIC TIME FOR THE FAMILY

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202412-M1

Sa Feb 3-24

0-4

9-9:45am

$25/$35 per child

202412-M2

Sa Mar 3-24

0-4

9-9:45am

$25/$35 per child

202412-M3

Sa Apr 7-28

0-4

9-9:45am

$25/$35 per child

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

YOUTH MOVEMENT AND AGILITY THRU TENNIS

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205310 YT

Sa Feb 17-Apr 7

4-5

10:30-11:30am

$50/$60

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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)

212206-02 212206-03 212206-04 212206-05

M or W Feb M or W Mar M or W Apr M or W May

7 & up

4:30-5:15pm

$35/$45

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212205-02 212205-03 212205-04 212205-05

Tu Feb Tu Mar Tu Apr Tu May

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

KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTRO TO WHITE WATER KAYAKING

Learn the fundamentals of the roll, bracing, and edge control from experienced staff in an indoor pool. Necessary equipment is provided. Personal equipment is welcome. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-1

Su Jan 21

11 & up

10am-noon

$20/$30

430501-2

Su Feb 11

11 & up

10am-noon

$20/$30

430501-3

Su Mar 18

11 & up

10am-noon

$20/$30

430501-4

Su Apr 15

11 & up

10am-noon

$20/$30

Location Registration Deadline

Blacksburg Aquatic Center Thursday before the course by 5pm

CLIMBING & CAVING ROCK CLIMBING

Introductory rock climbing in West Virginia designed for the novice and intermediate climber. Set your own pace and go as far as you want. Trained guides will provide you with the proper gear, instruction, and transportation. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230001-3 230001-4

Sa Mar 17 Sa Apr 7

11 & up 11 & up

9am-5pm 9am-5pm

$20/$30 $20/$30

Location Registration Deadline

Blacksburg Community Center Wednesday before the trip by 5pm

WONDERS OF THE UNDERWORLD: INTRO TO CAVING

Push, pull, crawl, and squirm through breathtaking passages. Experience total darkness and view unique cave formations. No experience is needed. All caving is in accordance to the Caving Protocols in Response to WhiteNose Syndrome in Virginia. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230002-1 230002-2 230002-4

Sa Jan 13 Sa Feb 10 Sa Mar 31

11 & up 11 & up 11 & up

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

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

Location Registration Deadline

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

CLIMBING & CAVING 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)

230002-3

Sa Mar 10

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location Registration Deadline

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

WORKSHOPS BICYCLE MAINTENANCE 101

Join Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and Bike Barn of Blacksburg to learn what to bring with you on your ride, routine maintenance, and how to patch a flat in a group-oriented hands-on class. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

210305-B1 210305-B3 210305-B5 210305-B7

W Jan 10 W Feb 7 W Mar 14 W Apr 11

8 & up 8 & up 8 & up 8 & up

7-9pm 7-9pm 7-9pm 7-9pm

$10/$15 $10/$15 $10/$15 $10/$15

Location Registration Deadline

Blacksburg Community Center Day of the program by 5pm

BICYCLE MAINTENANCE 102

Join Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and Bike Barn of Blacksburg to learn how to adjust a bicycle’s shifting system, braking system, and what signs to look for when it’s time to do those adjustments. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

210305-B2 210305-B4 210305-B6 210305-B8

W Jan 24 W Feb 28 W Mar 28 W Apr 25

8 & up 8 & up 8 & up 8 & up

7-9pm 7-9pm 7-9pm 7-9pm

$10/$15 $10/$15 $10/$15 $10/$15

Location Registration Deadline

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

RIDES & HIKES

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE

Enjoy horseback riding through the mountains and countryside. This guided horseback ride is a two-hour trail ride through water crossings, wooded trails, and open pasture. Led by professional staff from Reba Farm Inn and Saddle Soar Equitainment. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230401-2

Sa Apr 14

11 & up

9am-3pm

$50/$60

Location Registration Deadline

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

WALK-N- WINE: BUFFALO MOUNTAIN

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230201-03

Sa Mar 3

21 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location Registration Deadline

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

ARRANGE FOR A PRIVATE TRIP OR LESSON Give us a call and let us set up a private trip/program out on the river, rocks, woods, or in the classroom. You can also arrange for private lessons in canoeing or kayaking. Call 540-443-1104 for more information.

HOLIDAY PINES FOR PARKS Help beautify our parks by donating your live, root balled holiday trees to Blacksburg Parks & Recreation Department. Call to arrange a pick up. 540-443-1100.

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

RIDES & HIKES BIKE THE NEW RIVER TRAIL

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

Date

230008-1

Sa Mar 24

Location Registration Deadline

Age

11 & up

Time

Fee (R/NR)

9am-5pm

w/ rental $30/$40 w/o rental $20/$30

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

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

Trail users crossing the trestle at the Fries Junction | Photo by Tom Bilcze, courtesy Traillink.com

For Additional Environmental Programs contact

SEEDS

Seek Education, Explore, DiScover ® SEEDS — Blacksburg Nature Center Located at the historic Price House

Tue: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Thu: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fri: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Also open by appt. at other times for special tours and class field trips. 107 Wharton St. SE • www.seedskids.org • discover@seedskids.org

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 St., SE is open to the public and offers educational enrichment programs, exhibits, and more. Come visit! www.seedskids.org, discover@seedskids.org

P.O. Box 824, Blacksburg, VA 24063 • SEEDS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization

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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.

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

W Mar 14-May 9, 10-10:30am This fun class uses the baby as “resistance equipment” for the parent. The parent receives a great water workout while songs and games entertain the child. Ages six months to five years.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM *No Learn-To-Swim Lessons March 5-11. Parent and Child levels

WATER BABIES & BUGS (6-36 months)

Parent participation required. Class provides experiences and activities for parents and children including entering/exiting 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

239000-01 239000-02 239000-03 239000-04

Tu, Th Feb 20-Mar 1 Tu, Th Apr 3-12 Sa Jan 20-Feb 10 Sa Apr 7-28

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

$40/$50 $40/$50 $40/$50 $40/$50

Feb 19 Apr 2 Jan 19 Apr 6

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AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM Preschool Levels

GUPPIES PLUS (3-5 years) NEW!

Parent participation required. Includes safety activities, front/back floating, blowing bubbles, and paddle strokes on front and back with support. Parent must be in water and assist child with drills and activities. Includes practice pass for parent and participant (two times per week).  Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

239010-07 239010-08

Sa Jan 20-Feb 10 Sa Apr 7-28

9:35-10:05am 9:35-10:05am

$50/$60 $50/$60

Jan 19 Apr 6

MINNOWS (3-5 years)

Must be completely independent of parent. Development of skills while building confidence and independence. Skills include front/back floating, kicking, underwater exploration, combined stroke with support. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

239015-01 239015-02 239015-03 239015-07 239015-08

M, W Jan 17-Feb 12 Tu, Th Feb 20-Mar 22 M, W Apr 2-25 Sa Jan 20-Feb 10 Sa Apr 7-28

5-5:35pm 5:35-6:05pm 5-5:35pm 10:10-10:40am 10:10-10:40am

$50/$60 $50/$60 $50/$60 $40/$50 $40/$50

Jan 16 Feb 19 Mar 30 Jan 19 Apr 6

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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

239018-01 239018-02 239018-03 239018-04 239018-05

Tu, Th Jan 16-Feb 8 M, W Feb 19-Mar 21 Tu, Th Apr 3-26 Sa Jan 20-Feb 10 Sa Apr 7-28

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

$50/$60 $50/$60 $50/$60 $40/$50 $40/$50

Jan 15 Feb 16 Apr 2 Jan 19 Apr 6

LEVEL 2 – SEA TURTLES (6+ years)

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

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

239020-01 239020-02 239020-03 239020-04 239020-05

M, W Jan 17-Feb 12 Tu, Th Feb 20-Mar 22 M, W Apr 2-25 Sa Jan 20-Feb 10 Sa Apr 7-28

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

$50/$60 $50/$60 $50/$60 $40/$50 $40/$50

Jan 16 Feb 19 Mar 31 Jan 19 Apr 6

LEVEL 3 – STING RAYS (6+ years)

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

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

239030-01 239030-02 239030-03 239030-04 239030-05

Tu, Th Jan 16-Feb 8 M, W Feb 19-Mar 21 Tu, Th Apr 3-26 Sa Jan 20-Feb 10 Sa Apr 7-28

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

$50/$60 $50/$60 $50/$60 $40/$50 $40/$50

Jan 15 Feb 16 Apr 2 Jan 19 Apr 6

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

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

239040-01 239040-02 239040-03 239040-04 239040-05

M, W Jan 17-Feb 12 Tu, Th Feb 20-Mar 22 M, W Apr 2-25 Sa Jan 20-Feb 10 Sa Apr 7-28

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

$50/$60 $50/$60 $50/$60 $40/$50 $40/$50

Jan 16 Feb 19 Mar 31 Jan 19 Apr 6

ADULT SWIM CLASSES ! ADULT LEARN-TO-SWIM CLINIC NEW

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. Limit 6 participants. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

239080-01

Sa Feb 17

9-10:30am

$25/$35

Feb 16

SWIM PROGRAMS CONDITIONING AND TRAINING TEAM (CATT) (5-18 years)

Supervised practices in a fun and supportive environment. Focus on improving techniques for all strokes.Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping or holding onto pool deck / lane lines and tread water for 60 seconds. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

239099-01 239099-02 239099-03 239099-04 239099-05

M, Th Jan 8-29* M, Th Feb 5-26 M, Th Mar 12-29* M, Th Apr 5-30 M, Th May 3-17

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

$35/$45 $35/$45 $35/$45 $35/$45 $25/$35

Jan 8 Feb 5 Mar 12 Apr 5 May 3

* No CATT Jan 15, Mar 5, Mar 8

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RED CROSS PROGRAMS LIFEGUARD TRAINING (15 years & up)

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

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

239210-01 239210-02 239210-03

M-F Feb 19-23 M-F Mar 26-30 M-F Apr 23-27

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

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

Feb 16 Mar 23 Apr 20

LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION CLASS (15 Years & up)

Get the skills required to renew ARC Lifeguard Training. CPR/FPR, AED, and First Aid certifications 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)

239220-01

M, Tu Feb 26 & 27

5-9pm

$65/$75

Register by

Feb 23

239220-02

M, Tu Mar 19 & 20

5-9pm

$65/$75

Mar 16

239220-03

M, Tu Apr 9 & 10

5-9pm

$65/$75

Apr 7

! WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (16 Years & up) NEW

This course trains candidates to teach water safety programs, including the six levels of the Learn to Swim program and Parent and Child Aquatics. Basic Swim Instructor Certification available. Participants must meet the following prerequisites: • Be 16 years & up by the last day of class • Float in deep water • Tread water for one minute • Perform 25 yards each of the following strokes at a Level 4 or better: front crawl, back crawl, breastroke, side stroke, elementary backstroke. Perform 15 yards of butterfly at a Level 4 or better. Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register by

239510-01

F Feb 16 Sa Feb 17 Su Feb 18 F Feb 23 Sa Feb 24

4-9pm 8am-4pm 1-7pm 4-9pm 8am-4pm

$210/$220

Tu Feb 13

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

RED CROSS PROGRAMS 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

239225-01

Th Feb 15

11 & up

6-9pm

$70/$80

Feb 14

239225-02

Th Apr 27

11 & up

6-9pm

$70/$80

Apr 26

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

239218-01

Th Mar 22

11 & up

6-9pm

$55/$65

Mar 21

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

239228-01 239228-02 239228-03

Sa Feb 17 Sa Mar 24 Sa Apr 28

11-15 11-15 11-15

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

$65/$75 $65/$75 $65/$75

Feb 16 Mar 23 Apr 27

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

SWIM LESSONS PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

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

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

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

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MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE

JEFF KLEPPIN Golf Shop Supervisor 540-961-1137 • jkleppin@blacksburg.gov The golf course continues to undergo renovations in anticipation of a Spring 2018 grand re-opening. Construction began in August 2017. Aspen Golf performed the work that included the re-grassing of greens and fairways. All the tee complexes were rebuilt to provide multiple tee decks to accommodate all levels of players. Bunkers on the course were either removed, replaced, or renovated and now have state-of-the-art drainage capability and improved playability. In addition, a two hole, short game practice area was constructed to provide a practice and teaching facility near the pro shop. As the new golf turf establishes itself over the winter months, additional work will be done to prepare the course for a spring opening. During this time, in order to protect the new grasses, the golf course will remain closed to pedestrian traffic. Please use the walking trails adjacent to Palmer Drive, Cohee Road, and Willard Drive. Details about daily rates, annual pass options and the scheduled re-opening will be announced on at www.golfthehill.com, www.facebook.com/golfthehill and www.twitter.com/golfthehill.

Aug. 2017 - Halfway through renovation

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

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

Sign up in person or over the phone. Late registrations taken upon availability, will be assessed a $10 late fee. Practices and games will start in April. Practice: one hour on aweekday evening. Games on Saturday mornings. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205000-TB

Apr-Jun

5-6

TBA

$40/$50

* As of Aug. 1, 2018 Location Registration

Nellie’s Cave T-Ball Field M Feb 5-F Mar9

TEEN BASKETBALL

Register as a team with completed roster at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 615 Patrick Henry Dr. Please note updated format on roster sheet before registering. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205005-TB

Feb-Mar

Grades 9-12

Sunday Afternoon

$240/team

Location Registration

Kipps Elementary Gym Tu Jan 9–F Jan 26

GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205007-VB

Mar-Apr

Grades 5-8

TBA

$35/$45

Location Registration

Blacksburg Community Center and Kipps Gym Tu Jan 9-F Feb 16

YOUTH WRESTLING

A six week program beginning in March with practices held for one hour, 3-4 days a week. Optional competitions held at surrounding localities. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205004 WR

Mar 5-Apr 14

Grades: K-6

TBA

$35/$45

Location Registration

BHS Wrestling Room M Jan 22-F Feb 23

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS 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. No awards will be given at end of season. Ball Requirements: Balls must be marked core 44 or 47, cork center. Bat Restrictions: No Miken Ultra II bats of any kind allowed. For more information, please call 540-443-1100. Play begins the week of April 16 or 23.

CHURCH ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

League Eligibility: Must be a member or attending the sponsoring church. Allowed to play in one church league only. Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

215001-CA 215001-CB 215001-CC

Apr-Jul Apr-Jul Apr-Jul

14 & up 14 & up 14 & up

TBA TBA TBA

$250 $250 $250

* As of Aug 1, 2018 Location Registration

Jaycee and Tom’s Creek Fields Feb 26-Mar 30

COED ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

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

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

215001-XA 215001-XB 215001-XC

Apr-Jul Apr-Jul Apr-Jul

17 & up 17 & up 17 & up

TBA TBA TBA

$250 $250 $250

* As of Aug 1, 2018 Location Registration

Jaycee and Tom’s Creek Fields Feb 26-Mar 30

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS 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)

215001-MA 215001-MB 215001-MC

Apr-Jul Apr-Jul Apr-Jul

17 & up 17 & up 17 & up

TBA TBA TBA

$250 $250 $250

* As of Aug 1, 2018 Location Registration

Jaycee and Tom’s Creek Fields Feb 26-Mar 30

ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES

6 vs. 6 league with officials Registration: Jan 9-22. Games start the week of Jan 29 at the Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Dr. Registration packets available at the center or by emailing cbarton@blacksburg.gov. Activity #

Date

Fee (R/NR)

212401-V1 Coed 212401-V2 Women

M, Th Jan-Apr M Jan-Apr

$125/team $125/team

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Open Adult Lunchtime Volleyball

Ages: 18 & up Date: M, W, F Time: Noon-2pm Place: Blacksburg Community Center Fee: Free

Open Adult Badminton

Ages: 18 & up Date: Tu Time: 11am-12:30pm Place: Blacksburg Community Center Fee: Free

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

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

JOY HERBERT Senior Supervisor 540-443-1142 • jherbert@blacksburg.gov 2018 WINTER / SPRING DANCE PROGRAMS Experience the thrill and fun of social partner dancing. It’s a great way to meet people or have fun with friends. No partner required. Loyalty and group discounts available. Questions? Contact Sapphire Ballroom at 540-382-8782, info@SapphireDance.com, or visit SapphireDance.com. *Fee/person: $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

WINTER /SPRING SAMPLER

Perfect for new dancers who are not sure where to start. Come learn about dance styles, discounts, and to try a class out before signing up. Attendees get $8 off a Sapphire Dance Class. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212100-Q1

Tu Jan 16

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

FREE

SESSION 1 - JANUARY / FEBRUARY DIPS, TRICKS, AND BREAKS IN WALTZ AND FOX TROT

Ready to give your smooth dances that extra finesse that will really make them sparkle? This class with get you hitting breaks, striking poses, and adding flair like a pro. Previous Waltz and Fox Trot experience required. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-B1

Tu Jan 30-Feb 20

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

ARGENTINE TANGO: LEVEL 1

This intense, dramatic dance will inspire you to new levels of creativity, connection, and musicality. Want more? Check out the “Classes-by-Request” to see how you can get it. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-L1

Tu Jan 30-Feb 20

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

SWING: LEVEL 1 - FAST AND FUN FOR PEOPLE NEW TO DANCING

Get ready to dance the night away to groovy rock n’ roll and upbeat blues with this hip, happy dance filled with excitGet 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)

212100-S1

Tu Jan 30-Feb 20

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

SLOW DANCING - NIGHT CLUB 2-STEP: LEVEL 1

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

**Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-C1

W Jan 31-Feb 28

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

** No class Feb 14

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

2018 WINTER / SPRING DANCE PROGRAMS SESSION 1 - JANUARY / FEBRUARY WEST COAST SWING: LEVEL 1

Slinky and sassy, West Coast Swing can be danced to a variety music styles, including blues, slow hip hop, and current hits. Prior Swing experience recommended. Activity #

**Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-S2

W Jan 31-Feb 28

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

** No class Feb 14

CHA CHA: LEVEL 1

Fast and cheeky, Cha Cha is a 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)

212100-L2

W Jan 31-Feb 28

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

** No class Feb 14

SESSION 2 - MARCH/APRIL WALTZ: LEVEL 1 - GREAT FOR BEGINNERS

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

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-B2

Tu Mar 13-Apr 3

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

COUNTRY TWO-STEP: LEVEL 1

If you love country music and want an energy-packed hour, then this dance is for you. This class will teach you to glide across the floor and spin like you’ve never spun before. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-C2

Tu Mar 13-Apr 3

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$36 + $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 gets you dancing the moves that gave the world Saturday Night Fever. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-S3

W Mar 14-Apr 4

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$36 + $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)

212100-L3

W Mar 14 - Apr 4

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS 2018 WINTER / SPRING DANCE PROGRAMS SESSION 3 - APRIL CAROLINA SHAG: LEVEL 1

Love Beach Music? Learn to move those boogie shoes and go dancin’ in the sand with this southern classic. Previous experience with Swing is helpful, but not required. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-S4

Tu Apr 10-May 1

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

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 wedding dance. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-L4

Tu Apr 10-May 1

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$36 + $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)

212100-B3

W Apr 11-May 2

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$36 + $5/$10

BACHATA: LEVEL 1 - FUN FOR NEW DANCERS

Love to Salsa and Merengue? Try Bachata. With approachable steps and medium speed, Bachata is fun for new and experienced dancers alike who want to dance at Latin clubs. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-L5

W Apr 11-May 2

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$36 + $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? Good news. These classes have been reserved for you. Contact Sapphire regarding which classes you’d like to see in these slots. Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

212100-Q2 212100-Q3 212100-Q4 212100-Q5

Tu Mar 13-Apr 3 W Mar 14-Apr 4 Tu Apr 10-May 1 W Apr 11-May 2

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

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

$36 + $5/$10 $36 + $5/$10 $36 + $5/$10 $36 + $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 time pass $25/$35; 35 time 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 Mat-Work 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

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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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

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Gentle Yoga Beg/Mod Yoga  

Tu, Th W

16 & up 16 & up

10:15-11:45am 5:45-7:15pm

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

FLOW YOGA

Yoga Poses run together smoothly like a dance and movement is synchronized to the breath. Led by Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor Joe Scarpaci. This is not part of the yoga pass system. Activity #

Date

212303 – F1 212303 – F2 212303 – F3 212303 – F4

M, W Jan 15-Feb 7 Tu, Th Jan16-Feb 8 M, W Feb 19-Mar 14 Tu, Th Feb 20-Mar15

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

16 & up

4:30-5:30pm 5:15-6:15pm 4:30-5:30pm 5:15-6:15pm

$50/$60 $50/$60 $50/$60 $50/$60

MORNING TAI CHI

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

Date

Activity #

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223503-B1 223503-B2 223503-B3

Tu, Th Jan 16-Feb 22 Tu, Th Mar 6-Apr 12 Tu, Th Apr 24-May 31

Designed for ages 50 & above but all are welcome

10-11am

$15/$25 per session

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 $110/$120; 10 sessions $185/$195; Use of fitness center will be an additional charge.

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

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)

212230 – D5  

Sa Mar 17-May 5

16 & up

9:30-10:30am

$60/$70

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

Location

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 #

212230 – D6

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Sa Mar 17-May 5

16 & up

10:45-11:45am

$60/$70

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

Location

CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE ! EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR NEW

This two day workshop will focus on creating expressive landscapes inspired by your own reference photos. Emphasis will be placed on the ways that color, texture, line, and other elements of art can be used to enhance the expressive qualities of a painting. Instructor is Betty Moore. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223201-A2

Tu & W Mar 20 & 21

Adults

9am-1pm

$50/$60

* Supply list will be available in March Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ADULTS AND TEENS BEGINNING ACOUSTIC GUITAR CLASS

Learn the beginning guitar with professional musician, Leslie Brooks. Must have your own acoustic guitar. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202220 – G1 202220 – G2 

W Jan 31 to Feb 28* W Mar 7-28

13 & up 13 & up

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

$50/$60 $50/$60

* No class Feb 14 Location

Blacksburg Community Center

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331 – SP  

W Apr 18, 25, May 2

16 & up

7-9pm

$20/$30

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

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

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

SEMINAR #1 - TACOS

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C1

M Feb 5

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #2 - BREAKFAST BOOST

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C2

M Feb 12

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #3 - VEGGIE BURGERS

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C3

M Feb 19

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #4 - ITALIAN

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C4

M Feb 26

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #5 - PIZZA

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C5

M Mar 5

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #6 - SWEET AND SPICY COCONUT CURRY

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C6

M Mar 12

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #7 - BURRITOS AND WRAPS

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C7

M Mar 19

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

SEMINAR #8 - VEGETABLE FRIED RICE

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212331-C8

M Mar 26

16 & up

6-8pm

$15/$25

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE CARD-MAKING CLASS

Learn to make your own greeting cards, a fun and enjoyable hobby. No artistic talent required. At each class, participants will create three different eye-catching cards. Instructor is Melissa Matusevich. Activity #

223201-A1 * No class Feb 1 Location

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

Th Jan 11-Feb 22

Adults

10-11:30am

$60-$70

Blacksburg Community Center

COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE, TABLET – OH MY!

Volunteers from Computer Science Community Service will share their skills with the community. Get help for your computer, smart phone and tablets. Bring questions and suggestions for material you would like them to present. Activity #

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Class topics will be listed in January

All ages and skill levels welcome

TBD

Free

Location

Community Center Computer Lab

CREATIVE WRITING WITH DR. JONATHAN BRADLEY

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223303-03

Th Mar 8-Apr 26

Adults

6:15-8:15pm

$65/$75

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

SHAKESPEARE FOR ADULTS WITH DR. DONALD RUDE

Troilus and Cressida – Shakespeare turns his attention to the Trojan War and retells the story of a pair of starcrossed lovers. Is it a comedy, a tragedy, or a bitter satire on love and war? Activity #

223301-A1 * Book purchase extra Location

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

Tu Feb 6-Mar 13

Adults

1-3pm

$5/$10

Blacksburg Community Center

LUNCH AND LEARN - MUSIC THERAPY

Come and experience an interactive music therapy session and learn how music can help prevent depression. Music can give you more tools than you can imagine. Presenter – Sekyung Jang from Radford University. Activity #

Date

223000-1F

Tu Jan 23

Age

All ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

12-1:30pm

Free but registration is required.

* Lunch included Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE LUNCH AND LEARN – SGT. PHILLIP TOWNLEY, COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT

Let’s travel to Christiansburg Recreation Center and learn to effectively communicate with 911 dispatch in emergencies. Discussion will then turn to personal awareness and safety – both at home and while out. Lunch is included. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-1B

Tu Mar 27

50 & up

10:30am-1pm

$1

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure. Registration ends Mar 20 Location

INFORMATION STATION NEW!

Join us for an informative presentation on important topics of interest to you or those you know. Programs are free but registration is required. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Presenter

223400-A1

Tu Feb 20

Aging in Place: What it takes to stay in your home as long as possible

1pm

Valerie Whitsett of Amedisys

223400-A2

Tu Mar 20

Joint Replacement, What You Can Expect

1pm

223400-A3

Tu Mar 6

Location

Health in your 60s and beyond. Learn what health screenings and vaccinations you need to stay happy and healthy

1pm

Brenda Miller, Physical Therapist from Core Physical Therapy Rebecca Spaid, Home Care Specialist from Care Advantage

Blacksburg Community Center

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

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212302-G1  

Sa Mar 3, 10, 24, 31

13 & up

1-5:30pm

$80/$90

Location Registration by

Instructor’s studio, 695A Park St., Christiansburg For first timers – Jan 9, 9am - Feb. 25, midnight For repeaters – Feb 6, 9am - Feb. 25, midnight

! FUSED GLASS 301: MAKING YOUR OWN GLASS: PATTERN BARS, PLATES, AND STRIP ASSEMBLY NEW

Make your own glass with personalized pattern via pattern plate making and pattern bar assembly. Glass supplies included. Prerequisite: Fused Glass 101; Fused Glass 201 helpful, but not required. For more information email Instructor Larry Mitchell at drldmm@comcast.net. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212302-G2

Sa Apr 7-28

13 & up

1-5:30pm

$130/$140

Location Registration by

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS ONGOING AARP CHAPTER #2613

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

Blacksburg Community Center

Location

Date

Program

Presenter

Jan 16

Roadway Lighting and Driver Safety

Ron Gibbons, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Fee

Feb 20

Weather Preparedness and Weather Readiness

Phil Hysell, National Weather Service

Mar 20

TBD

TBD

Apr 17

What’s Happening at AARP

Jim Dau, AARP State Director

Free

Blacksburg Community Center

ART LOVER’S CLUB

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

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223201-A3

Tu Mar 27-May 16

Adults

9:30am-11:30am

$40/$50

* Supplies extra Location

Blacksburg Community Center

BOOK CLUB

The next best thing to reading a great book is talking about it with friends. Program is free and all ages are welcome. Activity #

Date

No registration required

Location

Book

Th Feb 8

“I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

Th Mar 8

“The House for Happy Mothers” by Amulya Malladi

Th Apr 12

“George Washington’s Secret Six” Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

Th May 10

“The Unquiet Grave” Sharyn McCrumb

Th Hun 14

“No Higher Honor” by Condoleezza Rice

Time

Fee (R/NR)

2pm

FREE

Blacksburg Community Center

LINE DANCING WITH CASS LONG

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

Date

Age

*Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

Th

Adults

1:30-2:30pm

$5/class – pay instructor

* Beginners are encouraged to come at 1pm. Location Blacksburg Community Center

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS ONGOING KNITTERS

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

M,W

Adults

10am-noon

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

SPUNSTERS

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

Date

1st, 3rd, & 5th Th of the month

No registration required

2nd W of the month

Location

Age Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Adults Adults

1-4pm

Free

Adults

7-9:30pm

Free

Blacksburg Community Center

WRITER’S CLUB

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

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

1st Friday of each month

Adults

2pm

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

BRIDGE AND MAHJONGG

The following programs take place weekly. For Duplicate Bridge, contact Richard Huber at 304-466-0341 or richard55fla@yahoo.com. For all other programs contact Joy Herbert at 540-443-1142 or jherbert@blacksburg. gov. No registration required. Program

Date

Age Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Sanctioned Duplicate ACBL Game

M, W, F

12:30pm

Donation

Party Bridge

Tu, W, F

All ages All ages welcome Room is reserved for any group

1pm

Free

Mah Jongg

W

1pm

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

VICAP (VIRGINIA INSURANCE AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

An insurance counselor from Agency on Aging can educate, counsel, and assist you regarding medical benefit programs, long-term care insurance, and problems with Medicare, Medicaid, and medical bill paying for adults 50 and older. 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 W! LOVE IN THE MOUNTAINS NE

Let’s travel to Meadowbrook Community Center where we will join Tim Thornton, Appalachian Literature instructor. He will entertain us on the dulcimer while we learn about legends and folklore that inspired ballads and songs of the mountains. Bring a confection to share. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-2F

M Feb 12

Adults

12:30-3pm

$1

Location Registration Deadline

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure. Feb 6

! LOVE SONGS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY NEW

Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with singer/songwriter and recording artist Leslie Brooks. She will entertain you with your favorites and some of her original works. Refreshments served. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-DV

Tu Feb 13

All ages

1pm

Free but registration is required.

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

Come dressed in green and join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and bingo. Bus will travel to the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Center. Bring $1 in quarters for bingo. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-3D

F Mar 16

50 & up

10:30am-1pm

$5 at registration

Location Registration Deadline

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am. Mar 13

Arbor Day Celebration and Shred-a-Thon Calling all volunteers! Help make Blacksburg greener by planting trees on town-owned properties. Bring a shovel and get ready to get dirty. Individuals and groups are welcome. Saturday, April 21, 9am-noon starting at the Tree Nursery located at 615 Patrick Henry Dr. Planting will be at various sites. For more information, call 540-443-1100 or email recreation@blacksburg.gov. Also, bring your personal documents for shredding. Please no businesses. For more information, call 540-443-1212.

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS

“SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN”– WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE

In Mount Pleasant, NC., Reverend Oglethorpe has invited us to join the Sanders family in an uplifting evening of singin’ and witnessin’. More than two dozen gospel songs and hilarious stories provide a richly entertaining afternoon for all. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-A1

Th Mar 1

All ages

11am-6pm

$46/$56

* Fee includes transportation, meal, and performance Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

“WIZARD OF OZ” – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to see the classic movie version of this beloved tale brought to life. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-3C

Th Jun7

Adults

11am-6pm

$46/$56

* Fee includes transportation, meal, and performance. Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

DAY IN STUARTS DRAFT

Let’s spend a leisurely but full day at some Mennonite Specialty stores and others. Stops include the Cheese Shop, the impressive Milmont Greenhouses, Little Debbie outlet, the Antique Mall and Miller’s Bake Shoppe. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-2D

Th May 10

Adults

8:30am-6:30pm

$16/$26

* Fee includes transportation only. Lunch extra at Sanzone’s Italian Restaurant. Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

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

223600-4C 223600-4D 223600-M2 223600-M3

W Feb 21 W Mar 21 Th Apr 19 W Jun 13

Age

Activity #

*Fee (R/NR)

Adults

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

$7/$14 for each trip

* Fees include transportation only. Meal extra. Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS 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. Space limited. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-1C

W May 16

Adults

10am-2pm

$29/$39

* Fee includes transportation, tasting and lunch. Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

FLOYD QUILT SHOW NEW!

Let’s travel to Floyd Event Center with over 125 judged quilts from Virginia and surrounding states from traditional to contemporary. There is also a boutique with items for sale. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-4F

F May 18

Adults

9:30am-2pm

$8/$16

* Fee includes transportation only. Lunch extra on site. Pay $6 entrance fee upon arrival. Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

MULTI-DAY TRAVEL

These exciting trips include deluxe motor coach transportation, lodging, most meals, and trip highlights listed below. Trips are fully escorted with area step on guides. $50 deposit for each trip required at registration with remaining balance due one month prior to departure. Call Joy at 540-443-1142 for more details.

Activity #

223600-SD 223600-SS

Destination

New York City

223600-F4 223600-F5

New Hampshire

223600-2A 223600-2B

Charleston, SC

Trip Highlights

Broadway show, 9/11 Museum & Memorial, ferry to tour Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and shopping Scenic Railroad dinner, Aerial Tramway to Cannon Mountain, boat cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, White Mountains Tour, Castle in the Clouds Mansion Tour, Wolfeboro and Weirs Beach Spirit of Carolina Dinner Cruise, James Island Holiday Festival of Lights, guided tour of Historic Charleston and one of their beautiful homes, holiday shopping in City Market

Date

*Fee (R/NR)

M-Th Apr 30-May3

$669/$679 (Double) $839/$849 (Single) $799/$809 (Double)

Su-F Sep 16-21

M-W Dec 10-12

$1079/$1089 (Single)

$399/$409 (Double) $489/$499 (Single)

* No refunds after final payment made unless a substitute is found or you have purchased Travel Protection.

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS

2018 BARTER THEATRE PERFORMANCES

We will be traveling to see several spectacular matinee performances in Abingdon both on the Main Stage and Barter Stage II. Performance

Date

Activity #

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

“Sister Act” “Steel Magnolias” “Madame Buttermilk” “Ain’t Misbehavin”

W Jun 27 Th Jul 12 Th Aug 9 W Aug 29

223600-A2 223600-2M 223600-3M 223600-A3

9:15am-7pm 9:15am-7pm 9:15am-7pm 9:15am-7pm

$49/$59 $49/$59 $45/$55 $49/$59

* Fee will include transportation and performance. Meal extra on your own downtown or join us at the Heartwood Center. You may cancel up to 30 days prior to performance for full refund. After that date, no refunds unless a substitute is found.

EDUCATION DESTINATIONS

Join us for interesting and informative guided tours. Depending on destination a lunch stop may be included. Activity #

Date

Tour

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-T2

W Feb 7

VT Weather Station

9:45-11:30am

223600-J1

W Mar 28

WDBJ-7 Tour 1

9am-3pm

223600-J2

W Apr 11

WDBJ-7 Tour 2

9am-3pm

$2/$4 $9/$18, lunch extra at The Roanoker. Also includes stop at Fresh Market $9/$18, lunch extra at The Roanoker. Also includes stop at Fresh Market

* Fee includes transportation and tour. Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

MYSTERY MAIN STREETS NEW!

We love the charm of small towns and the excitement of a mystery trip. We are going to combine these interests for a day where you can explore on your own the eclectic shops and galleries and enjoy foods from the local eateries. Discover what makes them so special. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-4B

Th May 24

Adults

9am-5pm

$12/$24

* Fee includes transportation only Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

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ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS “SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE

The longest running Broadway musical revue in history. Legendary songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller feature their greatest hits of the 50s and 60s that pay tribute to the rhythm and blues and rock n roll. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-3B

Th Apr 26

Adults

11am-6pm

$46/$56

* Fee includes transportation, meal and performance. Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

! FLYING FLOWERS AND A MANSION - WYTHEVILLE NEW

Nestled in the country side is Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and Butterfly Gardens. Enjoy lunch with a presentation on how butterflies come to be, followed by a tour of the butterfly garden. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a tour and refreshments at Trinkle Mansion. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-5B

W Jun 20

Adults

9am-4:30pm

$35/$45

* Fee includes transportation, tours, presentation, and lunch. Choice of Chicken Salad or Three Cheese Croissants. Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Location

THE DUTCH PANTRY

Mennonite owned and operated in Rural Retreat. While they prepare lunch for us, shop bulk foods, pottery and gifts, primitive décor, hard to find house wares and much more. Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-4E

W Feb 14

Adults

10am-2:30pm

$9/$18

* Fee includes transportation only. Lunch extra. Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Senior Center has a wheelchair accessible bus with room to carry walkers, canes or similar assistive devices. However, staff is unable to personally assist individuals beyond loading and unloading the vehicle. Therefore, we require a caretaker or aide to accompany participants with special needs such as significant hearing or vision impairments or mental disabilities, who require personal assistance during the operation of the bus or Active Adult programs.

IMPORTANT TRIP INFORMATION

• Boarding of the bus begins 20 minutes prior to departure unless specified otherwise. • We ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. • Seating is on a first come, first served basis. However, staff may reserve front seats for those with physical limitations. • Staff will supervise loading of the bus. Front seats are in high demand. Therefore, if you are traveling alone, be prepared to share that front seat with another passenger. • We ask that you utilize the overhead bins for personal belongings. • Saving of seats is not permitted. However, if you are traveling with someone, it is allowed to save the one seat next to you. • Your comfort is important to us. However, it is difficult to find the perfect temperature for everyone. We suggest that you dress in layers.

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Community Relations 300 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060

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

TO: Local Postal Customer

FREE SUMMER CAMP FAIR 2018 The Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite parents and friends to the Annual Summer Camp Fair. Families will be introduced to area summer camps and assisted by Camp professionals in planning summer activities. Potential camp staffers are also invited to attend and meet with the camping Directors regarding employment. Wednesday, March 14, 4:15 – 6:15 pm Blacksburg Community Center 725 Patrick Henry Drive. Area camps are invited to participate. Tables are $15 for a standard eight foot table. Registration deadline is Monday, March 12, Activity # 212300-S1. For more information, contact Blacksburg Parks and Recreation at 540-443-1141 or recreation@blacksburg.gov.

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About Town Winter Spring 2018  
About Town Winter Spring 2018  

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

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