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before you register ...

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egistration for fall programs will begin on Wed., Sept.9. Registration online starts at midnight; mail-in registrations will be processed in the order received.

How to register: Register online at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks or use the form in the back of this book (an online account will be created for you for future use when this form is completed and mailed to us).

Payments: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and checks.

If the minimum number of participants is not met, the class may not meet and those who are registered will be notified of the cancellation. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation of starting dates and times as printed in the brochure.

Refunds: Refunds are available if requested before the start of the program or

activity. Through the mid-point of a program or activity, pro-rated refunds will be considered on a merit basis. Refunds are automatic when programs or activities are cancelled or schedule changes prohibit attendance. In the event the participant cannot attend the program or activity, he/she must provide notice at least seven days prior to the start of the program or activity or prior to the reservation date in order to receive a full refund.

In the event of inclement weather: if Montgomery County schools are closed, athletics programs are canceled.

the winter/spring brochure will be available jan. 6, 2017

staff

Mitchell Haugh Director of Parks & Recreation

haughmb@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Leigh Anne Stover Senior Program Assistant

stoverla@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Recreation Supervisors Kemvia Adams-Bush Senior Programs, Tours

adamsbushkj@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Brad Buchanan, CPSI Parks & Outdoor Education

buchananbt@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Mark Aker Aquatics & Community Programs

Terry Matney Maintenance Crew Leader Ben Sharp Maintenance Crew Leader Ashley Hadidian Recreation Assistant hadidianad@montgomerycountyva.gov

commission

Gary Creed Board of Supervisors Representative Trey Wolz Planning Commission Liaison

akerma@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Howard Eaves - Vice Chair

Chris Slusher Athletics | Auburn Strand

Stephen Cole

slusherce@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Don Karnes

Andy Mabe Athletics | Eastern Montgomery Strand

Susan Miller - Chair Ginny Peeples

mabeal@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Cory Thompson


what’s inside community programs .......................04 outdoor adventure ...........................10 athletics ...........................................16 active adults .....................................20 tours & excursions ...........................22 mountain trekkers walking club .......30 program registration ........................33 amenities .........................................35

abbreviation guide AEP Meadow ......... above Nellie’s Cave, Blacksburg AES ............................... Auburn Elementary School BSC ................................. Blacksburg Senior Center CRC .................... Christiansburg Recreation Center EMES ...... Eastern Montgomery Elementary School EMP ................................ Eastern Montgomery Park F&M ....... First & Main Shopping Center, Blacksburg MCC ................... Meadowbrook Community Center ML........................................... Meadowbrook Library MCPAC .................. Mid-County Park Activity Center MCGC ...... Montgomery County Government Center PFES ...................... Prices Fork Elementary School

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1E Christiansburg, VA 24073 Phone: 540.382.6975 | Fax: 540.382.4596 mcpr@montgomerycountyva.gov www.MontgomeryCountyVa.gov/Parks Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its programs and employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, religion, political affiliation, disability or veteran status.

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community programs FALL FITNESS BOOT CAMP (18+) Come out and shed those unwanted pounds before the holiday season approaches! This class will consist of circuits in the areas of strength, cardio and endurance training. The classes will be based on your own fitness level, but we will be there to push you through to the results you’re looking for! $15 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

6-7 p.m.

MCPAC

5806

Wednesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30

6-7 p.m.

MCPAC

5807

ACTIVE ADULT STRENGTH, BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY CLASS (55+) Winter is right around the corner and with that means slippery conditions outside. This class is designed to help work on your stability as well as your strength and flexibility to avoid those unwanted injuries during the winter months. This class is based on your own fitness level, but we will be there to help you along the way. $10 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

10:30-11:30 a.m.

MCPAC

5808

Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29

10:30-11:30 a.m.

MCPAC

5809

SHAPE UP for the HOLIDAYS (18+) We know that after Thanksgiving and - soon - Christmas, everyone is carrying around a little extra weight from all the meals and leftovers. So come out and shape up with us! This course will be a high-intensity cardio and strength workout that is sure to make you sweat! It will be based on your own fitness level, but we will be there to support and push you along the way. $15 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

6-7 p.m.

MCPAC

5810

Wednesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

6-7 p.m.

MCPAC

5811

YOUTH FIT (ages 11+) Movement to music with a variety of dance techniques. There’ll be a whole lot of moving going on! Includes introduction to the Jazz dance style, which is all inclusive of Hip Hop, Jazz, Zumba, moves, etc. A great way to exercise and even a better way to get fit having fun! $46 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Oct. 12

5:30-6:30 p.m.

MCGC

5854

ADULT BEGINNING JAZZ/TAP If you always wanted to try Tap and Jazz dance, this class is for you! We start at the very beginning with basic technique, tap steps, shuffles and ball changes - then build from there. Same with Jazz! This is a 1-hour class with half and hour of Tap and half an hour of Jazz. $46 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Oct. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

MCGC

5855


FIRST AID/CPR/AED CLASS (ages 15+) This course is instructed by a certified American Red Cross Instructors. The course is designed to teach basic level Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED information to help you save a life if that day ever came. You’ll receive a certificate saying you passed the course from the American Red Cross at the completion of the course. $55 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat., Oct. 22

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

MCPAC

5812

TRICK-or-TREAT at the MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Bring your kids and their friends to this fantastic community event at the Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, where you can mingle with the Montgomery County staff while we showcase our ghoulish side! Let your little trick-or-treaters travel to each department and get some delicious candy that will satisfy their sweet tooth. We hope to see you there on Monday, Oct. 31, from 3-4:30 p.m.! FREE

Letters to Santa Hey boys and girls! Have you been thinking about that special toy or gift you really want this Christmas? Make your list, you won’t have to check it twice - Santa will know if you’ve been naughty or nice! Nov. 28-Dec. 16, send or drop off your letter at the Montgomery County Parks and Rec office and they will see that Santa gets it - SPECIAL DELIVERY! Be sure to include your name and address so Santa can send you a ‘thank you’ note for your letter. FREE

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6 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks BOB ROSS - JOY of PAINTING (ages 7+) You’ll learn to paint anything - from mountains to seascapes, cabins, barns and lakes. Certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI) in landscapes, Bobby Wood, will be teaching. After each session you will have a completely finished painting to enjoy and show off. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Deadline: one week prior to class. $55 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sept. 30 Oct. 28 Nov. 25

6-9 p.m. (all sessions)

MCPAC (all sessions)

5753 5754 5755

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS (ages 8+) Virginia has implemented a new, shorter hunter education course. Instead of 10 hours or more, the new course will be 6-8 hours. Students will be required to complete several hours of selfstudy prior to the class. Some material on the final test will be covered in the self-study material, but not during classtime. To be sure to pass the class and receive a certification card, students must complete one of the self-study options! Self-study material may be picked up in the MCPR office, 755 Roanoke St., Suite 1E, Christiansburg.

To register for the Hunter Education course, you must log on to http://bitly.com/huntersedu

We are not taking registrations through MCPR. The class will meet in the Montgomery County Government Center Board Room, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION COURSE (ages 16+) By 2016, all operators of PWCs (Personal Watercraft such as jet-skis, Sea Doos, Wave Runners, etc.) and operators of Motorboats with a 10hp or greater motor will be required to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating their watercraft. FREE

To register for the Boating Safety course, you must log on to http://bitly.com/boatersafety

We are not taking registrations through MCPR. The class will meet in the Montgomery County Government Center Board Room, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, on Sat., Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. NRA BASIC PISTOL SHOOTING COURSE (ages 18+) Conducted by the Shawnee Shooting Sports Club (SSSC), the National Rifle Association (NRA) Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and shooting a pistol safely. Through this course, students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals and pistol shooting activities. Firearms, ammunition and safety equipment provided, but students are allowed to bring personally-owned pistols to the range for practice after course exercises are complete. The course includes six hours of classroom instruction and three hours of live fire training at the SSSC range. This course meets the training requirement for the Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. Minimum participants - 6; maximum - 20. Registration deadline two weeks prior to class. For information, contact SSSC Training Officer Bob Barnes, 953-0003 or safegunhandling@gmail.com. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $85 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Sept. 16

6:30-9:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5749

Sat., Sept. 17

9 a.m.-12 p.m. (classroom) 12-4 p.m. (range)


‘ROWDY DAWG’ MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

(ages 16+) This classic mountain bike race is a must for local mountain bikers.

Race is held on local trails in Montgomery County! There will be many different classes of riders, so whether you are just starting out on your bike or you are a Brush Mountain veteran, you will surely have a great time! We have some of the best mountain bike trails in the state. photos

This race is part of a doubleheader weekend that will be led off by the Rowdy Dawg Super D downhill race on Old Farm Trail, followed by the Brush Mountain Breakdown - a half-marathon, 10K and 3K trail run on Sat., Oct. 24.

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Stay tuned for more information, including online registration.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Sat., & Sun., Oct. 29-30

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

PP recreation area

YOUTH MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE (ages 2-12) Montgomery County Parks and Recreation invites kids to join in on the fun of Mountain Biking! Riders will ride/race on a short, grassy circuit located in the meadow above Nellie’s Cave Park. They will be placed in groups based on age and will do a 1-to-4-lap circuit. All levels of riders are encouraged to join the fun! Post-ride food for all racers. Food donations are accepted by the NRV Composite Youth Mountain Bike Team. There will be a FREE skills clinic prior to race starting at 5 p.m.! For more information, contact kirby@independentvelo.com.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Tues., Sept. 20

5:30-6:30 p.m.

AEP Meadow

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8 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL Free hay rides provided by Bill Ryan; make a scarecrow and free crafts and games provided by Meadowbrook Public Library; Montgomery Friends of the Library Bake Sale, Shawsville Farmers Market, free face painting, music, pet the sheep or goats, quilt show and sale by Meadowbrook Quilters, rock wall provided by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, free popcorn, best pie contest, painted pumpkin contest. For additional information, call Meadowbrook Public Library at (540) 268-1964. Cancelled if it should rain! FREE DATES

TIME

LOCATION

Sat., Oct. 1

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

MCC

WHAT’S all the HYPE ABOUT DRONES? Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) - commonly known as a Drone - originated mostly in military applications, but their use is expanding commercially, scientifically, recreationally and more! Join Matt Weinberger, owner/videographer of Nightfire Productions, for an interesting and information demonstration. Transportation will depart the Government Center at 12:30 p.m. Registration deadline: Oct. 4. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Oct. 11

1-3 p.m.

BSC

5839

AARP HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR Save the date!! You are invited to the AARP Health and Wellness Fair at Christiansburg Parks and Recreation. In addition to various health screenings, there will be exhibitors with resource information on services and ways to stay active and socially engaged at 50+, along with volunteer opportunities, cooking and exercise demonstrations. FREE and open to the public DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Wed., Sept. 14

12-4 p.m.

CRC

SHRED-a-THON Shredding sensitive documents is one way to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Attend this FREE community shred sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery County TRIAD on to keep your personal information out of the hands of crooks. No businesses, please. Don’t bring stiff metal, plastic bags or other items that will jam the shredder. This event will be on Tues., Oct. 18, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. No registration required! DYSLEXIA Are you a parent of a child who struggles with reading and/or spelling? Are you an adult who has always wondered why reading and spelling are difficult for you? Come develop an awareness of what dyslexia is and learn some strategies and programs that may help. Registration deadline: Oct. 11. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Oct. 13

6 p.m.

ML

5838


MEDICARE PART D What’s new? When can I enroll or change my plan? These and other important questions and information on plan changes and deadlines will be presented by Deena Flinchum, VICAP Counselor with the NRV Agency on Aging. Deena will discuss ways to get coverage, learn what the drug plan covers, the types of costs you’ll pay in a Medicare drug plan and how Part D works with other insurance. A fun game of “Tell All” will be played following the presentation and you can enter for a chance to win door prizes! Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Registration deadline: Oct. 17. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Oct. 18

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MCC

5840

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY This national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe and convenient way to turn in your unused or expired prescription medication. An environmentally sound and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs is sponsored by Law Enforcement Agencies with CVS Pharmacy serving as a drop site. DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Sat., Oct. 22

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

CVS

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outdoor adventure

DISC GOLF COURSE Montgomery County Parks & Recreation has a 37-hole Disc Golf course for you to enjoy. This is a very unique course that consists of wooded fairways with a variety of elevation gains. Out of 4300 national public courses listed in the disc golf course database, Golden Hills is one of only 19 in the United States with 37 holes. Right here in your backyard! The course is free to play; all we ask is that you take out what you bring in. If you have any questions, give us a call at (540) 382-6975. Before you play The Rules: Throw a disc from tee to target over each hole of the course in the fewest throws. Each throw after the tee shot is addressed as a stroke from the lie of the previous throw. Discs thrown over fencing or stuck in a tree at least six feet high are considered a penalty stroke. Par for each 19hole course is 57. Remember to yield to trail users when crossing paths. Have fun and good luck! The Map: Follow the map (next page) through each 19-hole course - Golden Bear (blue line) or Black Bear (green line). The Scorecard: If you want to make it competitive - or you’re just curious how you compare to those pro disc golfers! - take a scorecard (on the back of the map) on the course with you.


golden hills disc golf course map

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golden hills disc golf course scorecard


CUSTOMIZED GROUP ADVENTURE TRIPS If you have a group of people, we can arrange a variety of high-adventure activities! Whitewater rafting, paintball, ropes courses ... these are just some of the great team-building activities that we provide for church groups, fraternities, sororities or even just yourself and your co-workers and friends. Give us a call at 382-6975 to set up an adventure right here in your back yard. ‘LEARN TO SKI and BOARD’ PROGRAM Here’s your chance to learn to ski or board for an incredible price! Montgomery County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Winterplace Ski Resort to offer some great skiing and boarding opportunities this winter. You get five Sundays of skiing or boarding with 90 minutes of instruction each time you visit, along with all equipment (including shaped skis and top-of-the-line snowboards). This is a full mountain pass. If you would like to ski in March and have used all your dates with this package, you can get equipment, lift ticket and skis for only $20.40 by presenting your card. These sessions fill up quickly! Please call 382-6975 for more information. No skiing on holiday weekends. Registration deadline: Jan. 15. $143 for skiing (includes equipment rental, 90 minute instruction and lift tickets for all 5 weeks); $203 for snowboarding (includes board and boot rental, 90 minute instruction and lift tickets for all 5 weeks) DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Jan. 24 - end of season

3-10 p.m.

Winterplace Ski Resort

5849

TREETOP ADVENTURE Ready for an adrenaline kick? Virginia’s newest ropes course is located in the forest canopy at Mountain Lake. Mountain Lake Treetop Adventures is a fun way to get outside, challenge yourself and experience the exhilaration of climbing through the tree canopy and riding ziplines through the forest! Sky bridges, swings, rope ladders and ziplines offer a range of challenges that are fun for both the novice, the super adventure seeker and everyone in between! Deadline to register: one week prior to start. Regardless of age, participants must weigh at least 40 pounds and no more than 275 pounds - no exceptions. $44 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Sept. 18

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mountain Lake

5351

WEST VIRGINIA ROCK CLIMBING (ages 11+) Bozoo, WV, has some of the nicest climbing in our area overlooking the beautiful New River. This introductory class will teach you about safety, care of equipment, use of equipment and techniques of climbing. Pack your lunch and spend the day experiencing outdoors! This course includes instruction, equipment (including 5.10 climbing shoes) and transportation. Although this is an intro course, it can be modified to fit your needs and skill level. Registration deadline: one week prior to program. $30 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Sept. 25

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bozoo, WV

5352

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14 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks NEW RIVER RAFT FLOAT What better way to explore the New River Valley than on a raft float down the river? This trip is designed as a laid-back, relaxing float with some exciting class II+ rapids thrown in that will bring you into nature. Bring your camera because there will be plenty of opportunities for that special shot. All equipment provided, including dry bags, PFDs, paddles and paddling jackets. Pack your lunch in your provided dry bag and we’ll provide river side snacks for one of the best picnics you’ve ever had. Registration deadline: one week prior to trip. $35 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Oct. 2

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5851

MOONLIGHT RAFT FLOAT Experience the New River in a whole new light. We’ll paddle a short section of the New River under the full moon in the August sky. Take in the sounds of night critters from the seat of a raft. All equipment is provided along with dry bags, PFDs, paddles and paddling jackets. We’ll provide river snacks for one of the most unique experiences you’ve ever had. Registration deadline: one week prior to trip. $25 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Sept. 16

6:30-10 p.m.

New River

5366

BIKE and DINE on the NEW RIVER TRAIL This bike tour will take you out on the New River Trail for a laid-back, 10-mile out and back trip starting in Draper. We’ll provide transportation to the historic Draper Mercantile where we’ll pick up our bikes and hit the trail. When we get back from our ride, we’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch at the Blue Door Cafe and relax on the front porch. They even have ice cream! Transportation guide and bikes are provided; lunch will be on your own. Registration deadline: one week prior to trip. $25 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Nov. 13

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

MCGC

5852

SENIOR STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Senior Stand-Up Paddleboarding introduces the basics. The class will start out with shallow water wading and mounting the board. Once you’re comfortable with this experience, we’ll proceed on a short tour of Claytor Lake. Class is limited to 8 students, so register soon! Hosted by Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard Company $20 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Sept. 30

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Claytor Lake

5850


MONTGOMERY COUNTY MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB!

The Montgomery County Model Airplane Club (McMAC) is located in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, serving Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Virginia Tech and surrounding vicinity. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran modeller, an aspiring new prospective hobbyist, or simply curious as to what it’s all about, you can find information on the McMAC website: www.mcmac.org. McMAC operates an airfield provided by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation at Eastern Montgomery Park. Check McMAC out online today and fly high!

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athletics

HOW TO REACH US For more information on any MCPR program or event, or to register online, please check us out on the web at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks. Need to speak to someone in person? Call us at (540) 382-6975. Checking on a game? Our cancellation line is (540) 381-6843 and updates around 4 p.m., when necessary. You can also LIKE us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest news, photos and happenings with MCPR. Check us out at www.facebook.com/mcparksrec.athletics. LET THE KID’S PLAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Let the Kid’s Play Scholarship Fund was created several seasons ago to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to play sports and participate in after school programs. The fund helps offset the registration cost that families endure to make all programming affordable. The fund pays 75 percent of fees to qualified participants. If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund, your help is always appreciated and will only be use for kids right here in our Montgomery County service areas. Children need a chance to run, be on a team, learn from coaches/instructors and have the opportunity to just go play. For more information on the scholarship fund please call us at 382-6975. DICK’S SPORTING GOODS Thank you to Dick’s Sporting Goods - located in Christiansburg at the New River Valley Mall - for being a sponsor of MCPR Athletics! Our friends at DSG arrange special shopping days and exclusive coupons for MCPR athletes and their parents, while providing us with equipment and donations. Check out Dick’s Sporting Goods online at www.dickssportinggoods.com. SHELOR MOTOR MILE Thank you to all our friends at Shelor Motor Mile in Christiansburg for supporting MCPR Athletics! They have helped with everything from constructing Motor Mile Park to sponsoring our yearly Ripken Baseball Clinic. Over the years, Shelor has also helped us raise funds through ticket sales and car test drives. For more information on Shelor, visit them online at www.shelor.com. CHRISTIANSBURG SOCCER CLUB The Christiansburg Soccer Club (CSC) strives to provide recreational and competitive soccer at reasonable cost for the New River Valley. CSC is the top soccer provider for Christiansburg, Riner, Shawsville, and Elliston. Travel and academy soccer are also available. Check out their website, www.csoccer.org, for more information. NEW RIVER VALLEY LACROSSE CLUB The New River Valley Lacrosse Club’s (NRVLC) mission is to bring the community together in sport by providing opportunities for area youth to participate as members of lacrosse teams. NRVLC currently fields the following lacrosse teams in Montgomery County; varsity boys, varsity girls, junior varsity boys, junior varsity/middle school girls, middle school boys and 4th and 5th grade boys. NRVLC also offers various clinics and camps for all ages. To learn more about programs and happenings with lacrosse, please visit www.NRVLC.org


AUBURN ATHLETICS Chris Slusher, slusherce@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Wed., Sept. 14 and end on Fri., Nov. 11. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS AUBURN START SMART BASKETBALL (boys & girls, ages 4-6) The Right Start! Start Smart Programs - created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports - helps get kids ready for sports and a successful life. It is an innovative step-bystep approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment. Our camps introduce children to the basics of basketball in a fun, learning, non-competitive environment. Start Smart is designed for the child and adult to participate together. Basketball focuses on teaching dribbling, passing, shooting and running/agility. All equipment is provided. Registration deadline: Nov. 11. Course #5819. Dates and times TBA. $35 AUBURN EAGLES REC BASKETBALL Rec basketball emphasizes fundamental skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive adult participation with the goal of providing a fun and rewarding basketball experience where young players create a bond with the game. Leagues are based on participant’s grade entering the 2016-17 school year. You must sign up on time for league placement. $45 LEAGUE

GRADES

LOCATION

COURSE

BOYS Mite

2-3

AES/AMS

5813

Junior

4-5

AES/AMS

5815

Senior

6-7

AES/AMS

5817

Mite

2-3

AES/AMS

5814

Junior

4-5

AES/AMS

5816

Senior

6-7

AES/AMS

5818

GIRLS

Congratulations to the Montgomery County AAA Baseball Team! 2016 Dixie Baseball District 3 Runners-Up (photo courtesy of Mark Hollandsworth)

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EASTERN MONTGOMERY ATHLETICS Andy Mabe, mabeal@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Wed., Sept. 14 and end on Fri., Nov. 11. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS EASTERN MONTGOMERY START SMART BASKETBALL (boys & girls, ages 4-6) The Right Start! Start Smart Programs - created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports - helps get kids ready for sports and a successful life. It is an innovative step-bystep approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment. Our camps introduce children to the basics of basketball in a fun, learning, non-competitive environment. Start Smart is designed for the child and adult to participate together. Basketball focuses on teaching dribbling, passing, shooting and running/agility. All equipment is provided. Registration deadline: Nov. 11. Dates and times TBA. $35 EASTERN MONTGOMERY MUSTANGS REC BASKETBALL Rec basketball emphasizes fundamental skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive adult participation with the goal of providing a fun and rewarding basketball experience where young players create a bond with the game. Leagues are based on participant’s grade entering the 2016-17 school year. You must sign up on time for league placement. $45 LEAGUE

GRADES

LOCATION

COURSE

BOYS Mite

2-3

EMES

5820

Junior

4-5

EMES

5821

Senior

6-7

EMES

5822

GIRLS Mite

2-3

EMES

5823

Junior

4-5

EMES

5824

Senior

6-7

EMES

5825

Congratulations to the Montgomery County Angels! 2016 Dixie Softball District 6 Sportsmanship Winners (photo courtesy of Katie Daigneault)


PRICE’S FORK/BLACKSBURG ATHLETICS Mark Aker, akerma@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Wed., Sept. 14 and end on Fri., Nov. 11. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS PRICE’S FORK START SMART BASKETBALL (boys & girls, ages 4-6) The Right Start! Start Smart Programs - created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports - helps get kids ready for sports and a successful life. It is an innovative step-bystep approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment. Our camps introduce children to the basics of basketball in a fun, learning, non-competitive environment. Start Smart is designed for the child and adult to participate together. Basketball focuses on teaching dribbling, passing, shooting and running/agility. All equipment is provided. Registration deadline: Nov. 11. Dates and times TBA. $35 PRICE’S FORK PUMAS/BLACKSBURG BRUINS REC BASKETBALL Rec basketball emphasizes fundamental skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive adult participation with the goal of providing a fun and rewarding basketball experience where young players create a bond with the game. Leagues are based on participant’s grade entering the 2016-17 school year. You must sign up on time for league placement. $45 LEAGUE

GRADES

LOCATION

COURSE

Mite

2-3

PFES

5827

Junior

4-5

PFES

5828

Senior

6-7

PFES

5829

BOYS

GIRLS Mite

2-3

PFES

5830

Junior

4-5

PFES

5831

Senior

6-7

PFES

5832

Congratulations to the Montgomery County Belles! 2016 Dixie Softball World Series Runner-up 2016 Dixie Softball Virginia State Champions 2016 Dixie Softball District 6 Champions (photo courtesy of Dionne Harrison)

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public safety awareness

P.A.S.S. - POLICE AGAINST SENIOR SCAMS Montgomery County and Christiansburg Law Enforcement are partnering together to inform and educate area senior citizens of the current scams in and around the New River Valley that specifically target senior citizens through the phone, internet and the mail. The goal of the program is to educate senior citizens on how to recognize when a scam is taking place and encourage them to notify local law enforcement when they get any communication or request they feel may be a scam. If you would like to be added to the P.A.S.S. email list to receive updates on current scams, contact Doug Adkins at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office: adkinsdm@montgomerycountyva.gov. TRIAD S.A.L.T. COUNCIL The Christiansburg & Montgomery County Council is seeking active adults 50+ to become involved in community programs that bring awareness, education and services to help reduce criminal victimization of older citizens and improve their quality of life. If you would like additional information on the Council, contact Kemvia at (540) 3826975. TRIAD hosts monthly seminars and meetings open to the public on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. SHRED-a-THON Shredding sensitive documents is one way to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Attend this FREE community shred sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery County TRIAD on to keep your personal information out of the hands of crooks. No businesses, please. Don’t bring stiff metal, plastic bags or other items that will jam the shredder. This event will be on Tues., Oct. 18, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. LOCK BOX PROGRAM The lockbox program available for older adults provides emergency first responders a way to gain access into the home of participating residents to expedite access during a medical or other emergency. This program is sponsored by the TRIAD S.A.L.T. Council and implemented by the Christiansburg Police Department. Contact Nathan Delp, Crime Prevention Specialist, at (540) 382-3131 for more information.


PROJECT LIFESAVER Project Lifesaver is a rapid response search and rescue service, using state-of-the-art technology and strategy to prevent or reduce the potential of harm to individuals suffering from Alzheimers, Downs Syndrome, Autism, traumatic brain injuries and mental dysfunctions. Individuals who join Project Lifesaver are equipped with a small, personalized radio transmitter that is worn on a wristband. When a participant wanders away, the caregiver will contact the police department and a trained team will respond to conduct a search with a device designed to receive the person’s transmitted signal. For more information, contact Nathan Delp, Crime Prevention Specialist, at (540) 382-3131 or Master Deputy Chris Lucas with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 382-6915, ext. 44415. PROTECTING CITIZENS AGAINST FRAUD This class is offered by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and presents an overview of fraud investigations and how to recognize when a con artist is making an offer that is too good to be true. The first line of defense for stopping fraud is a well-educated public. The class will cover a variety of techniques scammers use to trick their victims into giving them money. Program presented by Investigator Doug Adkins and Lieutenant Ed Hertling of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline: Sept. 22. FREE DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., Sept. 26

6-7:30 p.m.

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5847

INTERNET SAFETY Lieutenant Edward Hertling and Investigators Matt Wilburn and Patrick Hobbs of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office provide an overview of the risks associated with unmonitored use of the internet by children. Course topics including self-victimization, sextortion, child predators and how parents can monitor and protect their children from these risks. This program is for both parents and grandparents who are concerned about keeping the youth safe on the internet. Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline: Nov. 10. FREE DATE

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COURSE

Tues., Nov. 15

6-7:30 p.m.

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active adults FALL LUNCHEON A time for great food and fun! Baked spaghetti, drinks and salad will be provided. Please bring a dessert or bread to share. For those wanting extra fun, Bingo will start at 2 p.m. - bring $1 in quarters for prize money if you want to play. Transportation will depart from the Government Center at 11:30 a.m. Registration deadline: Oct. 20. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Oct. 27

12-2 p.m.

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HALLOWEEN BINGO Join us for Bingo, refreshments and fun with your friends! Bring $1 in quarters if you plan to play Bingo. Registration deadline: Oct. 26. $4 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon. Oct. 31

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRC

5842

FUN with FONDUE Celebrate National Fun with Fondue Month and a fun game of Bingo! Bring $1 in quarters if you plan to play Bingo. Registration deadline: Nov. 15. $4 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Nov. 22

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRC

5843


ADULT COLORING A great way to relax, socialize and chit-chat with others while coloring! Whether you prefer colored pencils, crayons or markers, adult coloring is the newest craze. Join others who’ve discovered the fun of coloring and find out about a new pastime to keep your mind active. Coloring materials will be provided or you may bring your own. Lunch will be on your own following the activity. Transportation will depart the Montgomery County Government Center at 9:30 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Registration deadline: Nov. 25. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Nov. 30

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

MCC

5844

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT BINGO Come play a fun game of Bingo with a twist! Participants are to bring a unique Christmas ornament to be used as a Bingo prize. Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline: Dec. 5. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Dec. 8

6 p.m.

ML

5845

HOLIDAY FUN Join in a bit of holiday fun as Southern Care hosts the popular lima bean auction. This fun auction will feature Kathleen, a “certified Southern Care lima bean auctioneer” who will give you each participant a bank of lima beans to bid with. Items for auction may include personal care items, food items and some fun holiday items. Pretty much anything someone may find useful and want to bid on! Enjoy this fun, competitive event as you plan your strategy to acquire unique items in the auction. Bring your favorite holiday treat to share with others. Registration deadline: Dec. 8. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., Dec. 12

1-3 p.m.

MCC

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tours & excursions TOUR POLICIES • Deadline is set to secure tickets. If minimum number of participants is not met, tour will be cancelled. • Waitlist: If tour is full at time of inquiry, request to be placed on waiting list, if a vacancy becomes available participant will be notified and given seven days to submit fee. • Refund: For a full refund, cancellations must be made prior to registration deadline, unless a substitute is provided or cancellation can be filled from “Wait List Participants.” Refunds are automatic when tour is cancelled. • We reserve the right to have program flexibility. • Medicine: Participants should travel with at least a 24-hour supply of medication in the event we are unable to return home due to inclement weather. • Pick-up locations (see maps below): Gables Shopping Center: in parking lot behind the fueling station; Montgomery County Government Center: take Reading Road and park in the fourth parking lot on the right. • Inclement Weather Policy: In the event inclement weather is forecast for program hours or Montgomery County Schools are closed, the tour or program will be cancelled. Registration begins Wed., May 13, at midnight online. Our offices open at 8:30 a.m. for in-person registration. Feel free to mail or drop off your registration forms prior to May 13 to be processed in the order they are received.

Christiansburg Parking for trips (MCGC - Montgomery County Government Center)

Blacksburg Parking for trips (First & Main Shopping Center) This is a new parking location for Blacksburg pick-ups; if you have any questions, call our office at (540) 382-6975


ELVIS - GOSPEL Join award-winning tribute artist Stephen Freeman featuring the Gospel side of Elvis. Join Freeman as he explores the gospel roots of Presley with an extensive concert of Elvis’ favorite gospel and inspirational songs. Lunch served prior to production at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre. Registration deadline: Sept. 26. $52 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Oct. 2

12:15-6:30 p.m. 12:45-6 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5856

MOTOWN SOUND During the early ‘60s, Detroit was home to major automakers and newly-formed Motown Records. This tribute features music of The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Four Tops and others. A musical trip down memory lane with hits from the ‘60s! Lunch preceding the production at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theater. Registration deadline: Sept. 26. $52 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Oct. 6

11:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 11:45 a.m.-6 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5857

SUNSET on CLAYTOR LAKE Enjoy an evening cruise as the sun sets on Claytor Lake aboard a pontoon boat. Take in the Autumn splendor of Claytor Lake as we explore the 28-mile shoreline of the lake. Brad and Andy will be the boat captains for the excursion. Dinner will be on your own following the boat ride at MK’s Pizzeria featuring brick oven pizza, salads and sandwiches. Registration deadline: Oct. 4. $35 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Oct. 12

3-9:30 p.m. 3:30-9 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5858

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26 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks AUTUMN LEAVES FESTIVAL This festival showcases the rich musical heritage of Mount Airy with bluegrass, old-time and gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. The unique arts and crafts of more than 170 juried craftsmen line the streets demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations. Then there is ‘Food for the Soul’ - ham biscuits, collards, cornbread, barbeque and other southern favorites. Registration deadline: Oct. 2. $15 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Oct. 14

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5859

GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR A discount book outlet warehouse featuring over 500,000 new books at incredible bargain prices. Save up to 90 percent off retail on fiction, health, cooking, crafts, self-help, religion, etc. Lunch will be on your own. Trip to include a visit to the Cheese and More store in Stuarts Draft. Registration deadline: Oct. 11. $15 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., Oct. 17

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5860

FRANKLIN COUNTY EXCURSION Let’s travel off the beaten path and take in the brilliant fall foliage while exploring the back roads of Franklin County with a visit to the Homestead Creamery for a tour and tasting! During the afternoon, we will explore Bridgewater Plaza with dining, entertainment and shopping all in one location. Registration deadline: Oct. 13. $15 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Oct. 26

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5861

THE HOMEPLACE Take in the newest grocery store chain in the Roanoke area - Aldi, a German grocery store chain. Aldi features only the most commonly purchased grocery store items with “incredibly high quality at impossibly low prices.” There are Aldi finds featuring food and household products found only in Aldi stores for a limited time. Bring your own bags or buy reusable ones at the checkout. Enjoy dinner family-style at the Homeplace restaurant in Catawba during the evening. Registration deadline: Oct. 21. $28, includes dinner DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Oct. 28

12:30-8 p.m. 1-7:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5862

VT ROBOTICS LAB A unique look into the Virginia Tech Robotics and Mechanics Lab to learn about the Robotics Challenge and their latest humanoid robot - THOR. THOR is being developed to assist the Department of Defense with disaster relief efforts. There’ll also be an opportunity to learn about the VT Robotics Team! Lunch will be at Preston’s Restaurant in The Inn at Virginia Tech, featuring a lunch buffet built around fresh, quality ingredients. Registration deadline: Oct. 25. $28 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Nov. 1

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5863


CHICAGO The Barter Theater presents the longest running American musical on Broadway. It’s the roaring twenties and Roxie - a small-time chorus dancer - lands behind bars after an incident. Billy Flynn - a hot-shot lawyer - makes her the latest tabloid sensation, setting the stage for singing and catfights with vaudeville star Velma Kelly. Lunch on your own at the Rain Restaurant. A brief stop at the Dreamland Alpaca Farm store with hand-knit, crocheted and woven scarves, hats and gloves. Registration deadline: Oct. 12. $44 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Nov. 3

9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5864

THRIFTY SHOPPERS DAY For the bargain hunter who loves saving money and enjoys an adventure! We will visit the Elizabeth Arden Warehouse sale, Orvis Outlet store, The Golden Shoestring, the Rescue Mission, consignment and thrift stores - time-permitting. Lunch on your own. Registration deadline: Nov. 9. $10 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Nov. 16

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5865

TWELFTH NIGHT The American Shakespeare Center’s production of Twelfth Night features Shakespeare’s tale of shipwreck, mistaken identity and love. Love flows freely and confusion runs rampant as the musical interludes underscore this hilarious, heartwarming frolic of Viola and brother Sebastian. Dinner on your own at Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant. Registration deadline: Oct. 14. $55 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Nov. 18

3-11:30 p.m. 3:30-11 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5866

SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW Oh What Fun it Is! Take a charter bus trip to Charlotte for this holiday favorite. Hosted by Radford Parks and Recreation, this excursion will allow you a full day of shopping the Christmas villages, holiday vendors and arts and crafts displays at the Merchandise Mart where you’ll find those unique holiday gifts needed to complete your Christmas list. Bring a snack for breakfast as transportation will be non-stop to the show in Charlotte. Transportation will depart the Radford Senior Center at 7 a.m.; meals will be at the show, departing for home around 6 p.m. Registration deadline: Nov. 4. No refunds after deadline. $38 per person, admission fee is included. Rates are subject to change if the minimum number is not met for the trip. DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., Nov. 14

7 a.m.-9 p.m.

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28 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks WINSTON SALEM EXCURSION Visit the Marketplace Mall featuring the main anchor stores Hamrick’s and Dress Barn, also Hanes Mill Outlet and several other stores. Lunch and time on your own at the Thruway Center with 45 merchants and eateries! Registration deadline: Nov. 21. $12 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Nov. 29

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5868

THE PINNACLE Explore new heights in shopping at The Pinnacle! It’s the newest large-scale retail development in the Bristol area. A unique shopping, dining and entertainment complex with Belk; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Marshalls, Kirkland’s, Boot Barn, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops. Lunch will be on your own in the complex. There is a shuttle service that carries you through the shopping village. Registration deadline: Nov. 22. $12 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Dec. 1

8 a.m.-5 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5869

OVER the RIVER and THROUGH the WOODS Barter - Stage II presents “a hilarious comedy about faith, family and food.” Nick Cristano, a 29-yearold, has been offered a dream job and plans to move from his hometown where he had had Sunday dinner with his grandparents all his life. Outrageous plans, hilarious games and a blind date are arranged to try and keep Nick from leaving home! Lunch will be on your own at the Peppermill Restaurant featuring American cuisine. Registration deadline: Nov. 15. $38 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Dec. 6

9 a.m.-7 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5870

HALLELUJAH - HANDEL’S MESSIAH Take in a special evening of Christmas music featuring the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s (RSO) Baroque Orchestra and the RSO Chorus for the Christmas portion of Handel’s masterpiece and Hallelujah Chorus at the Jefferson Center. Dinner will be on your own preceding performance at the Roanoker Restaurant. Registration deadline: Oct. 12. $47 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Dec. 13

3-11:30 p.m. 3:30-11 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5871

WOHLFAHRT HAUS CHRISTMAS A fun holiday favorite at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theater! Enjoy a delicious holiday feast prior to this original production featuring your favorite Christmas songs accompanied by dance numbers, beautiful costumes and a breathtaking nativity scene. Registration deadline: Nov. 28. $52 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Dec. 14

11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5872


WHITE CHRISTMAS Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a musical comedy full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! This comedy tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show and finding their perfect mates at a picturesque Vermont Inn. Dinner will be on your own at Billy’s Ritz, offering American cuisine - the food is consistently delicious and reasonably priced. Enjoy the festivities on the City Market with a Dickens of a Christmas celebration preceding performance. Registration deadline: Oct. 12. $47 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Dec. 9

3-11:30 p.m. 3:30-11 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5874

LONDON SALT SPA Step off the beaten path and visit the J. Crew Clearance Center - which means racks and racks of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories with a dab of children’s and men’s clothing! There is also a large selection of Madewell merchandise. Lunch will be on your own. During the afternoon it’s time to relax at the London Salt Spa. Breathe the air full of 84 minerals and salt from the Himalayan Mountains, 10-times purer than the air outside! Prepare to take off your shoes and sink into Zero Gravity chairs and drift into a state of total relaxation and recover with an optional head, neck and shoulder massage. Registration deadline: Dec. 7. $30 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Dec. 16

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5875

MUSIC of the HOLIDAYS A fun evening of Christmas music presented by the cast members of White Christmas and other Mill Mountain alums. Get into the holiday spirit with this evening of merry and bright music with some of your favorites to sing along to! We’ll visit the Roanoke Olive Oil store featuring a variety of delicious balsamic vinegars and olive oils. Dinner will be on your own at the River and Rail restaurant, a southern bistro utilizing the freshest local ingredients. Registration deadline: Oct. 25. $35 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Dec. 20

2-10:30 p.m. 2:30-10 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5876

HOTEL ROANOKE Celebrate the holiday season with an excursion to the Historic Farmers Market or time to explore the Hotel Roanoke and their spectacular Christmas tree display! Take in the grandeur of Hotel Roanoke and enjoy the lunch buffet in the Regency Dining Room offering an excellent variety of fare including healthful selections. In the afternoon we’ll visit Valley View Mall to catch last minute holiday bargains. Registration deadline: Dec. 14. $35, includes lunch DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Dec. 21

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5877

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mountain trekkers walking club Join us for some great fun, good exercise and an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. A chance to learn about the area in which we live, both legend and folklore! The walks are easy to moderate in terrain and 2 – 4 miles in length. New club participants must participate in a Level I walk for assessment and to establish level of participation. Assessing the right walk for you can enhance your experience out on the trail. - Level I: Leisurely stroll. Participants at this level will be exercising by walking a couple of miles, stretching your legs and looking to get outdoors for fresh air and sunshine! Trail would consist of flat or gradual terrain and typically a paved or groomed surface. - Level II: Moderate exercise. Explore nature off the beaten path by stepping over trail obstacles with root and rock outcroppings, climb and descend moderate uneven terrain, and know your personal limitations. Walking shoes with a cleaved sole are required for this level walk. - Level III: Heart Pumping Exercise. Participants in good physical condition and are capable of maneuvering rough, uneven terrain along with elevation gains, loose surface material should be expected. High top hiking boots or a shoe with ankle support and cleaved sole is required for this level hike.


CARVINS COVE Carvins Cove Natural Reserve - with its unique 32-miles of trails - is the second largest municipal park in the US! It is owned by the City of Roanoke. This park features a unique up-high and downlow trail system. Take a two-mile walk in the woods and enjoy the autumn splendor on the Timberview side of the cove. Lunch will be at The Plantation on Sunnybrook featuring an extraordinary salad bar and fresh hot bar. Registration deadline: Sept. 22. $25, includes lunch - level II DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Sept. 29

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5878

MILL CREEK NATURE PARK Voted “Best of the Blue Ridge� in 2013, this 145-acre nature park in Narrows features trails leading to scenic waterfalls while meandering along the ridge to the Jefferson National Forest. Dinner will be on your own at the Pallisades - a restaurant featuring contemporary cuisine using the freshest local ingredients, located in a unique historic landmark building. Registration deadline: Sept. 27. $10 - level II DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Oct. 4

1-7:30 p.m. 1:30-7 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5879

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32 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks READ MOUNTAIN PRESERVE This 243-acre preserve is Roanoke County’s largest and newest recreation area preserved by conservation easements. The trail system features a moderately difficult hike with spectacular views of the Roanoke Valley. Enjoy the cool, fresh air and autumn colors with a two-mile hike in this beautiful preserve! Lunch will be on your own at Local Roots, a farm-to-table restaurant that is ranked among the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America. Registration deadline: Oct. 12. $15 - level III DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Oct. 19

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5880

CASCADES Explore this scenic two-mile hike along the Cascades trail, meandering through the Jefferson National Forest along a mountain creek filled with native trout. This is not a hike to the waterfall, but you will enjoy the crispness of an Autumn hike as you walk along the Creekside trail. Bring along your fishing pole if you’d like, but you must have a valid fishing license. Lunch will be at the picnic area featuring burgers, the fixin’s and s’mores - weather-permitting! Registration deadline: Nov. 14. $20 - level II DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., Nov. 21

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5881

WOLF CREEK GREENWAY Meandering along Wolf Creek from Roanoke to Vinton, this mostly cinder trail is a level pathway with views of open park fields, woods and farm pastures. Explore this new greenway and get some brisk exercise and fresh air in the great outdoors. Lunch will be on your own at the City Market. Registration deadline: Dec. 12. $12 - level I DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., Dec. 19

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5882


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Participant:_____________________________________________________ Male q Female q Age (if under 18): ______________________ ­Birth Date: __________________________________ Parent/Guardian (if under 18): _______________________________________________________ Email address (required for online account access*): _____________________________________ *If you do not already have an account with us in our NEW online system, registering will create one for you using your email address as your username. After you receive confirmation of registration, you may set a password for your account by clicking “Forgot Password?” on the site. Future transactions can be conducted online from anywhere, any time! No need to come to the office, email, mail or fax! If you have questions, call us at (540) 382-6975. Home Phone: __________________________ Cell Phone: ________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ City/Town: __________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: __________ Emergency Contact: _________________________________________ Phone: ________________ Would you be interested in being a coach or assistant coach? Yes q No q Grade: _____________ School Attending: ______________________________________________ Do you have any allergies to medications, bee stings or other insect bites? ____________________ Are you currently taking any medication or have a condition we should be aware of? ___________ ________________________________________________________________________________ If applicable, please select from the following:

If you will be taking trips with us in our vehicles, you must provide the following information: (this does not apply to youth programs)

In the event over-the-counter medication is necessary, I give permission for the trip leader to administer medication to myself as a participant or for my son, daughter or ward as a participant. Examples of medications used, but not limited to: (please select all medications you give permission to administer): anti-diarrhea q acetaminophin q sting-eze q cold compress q

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What is your doctor’s name? ______________________________________________________ What is your doctor’s phone number? _______________________________________________ Where would you like to be picked up for trips? (select one) q Montgomery County Government Center 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg Very back parking lot

q First & Main Shopping Center 1614 S. Main St., Blacksburg Parking lot near Anytime Fitness (look for Parks and Rec van)

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qCheck qVisa

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Account Number: _______________________________________ Expiration: _________________ Assumption of Risk

I, for myself and/or my child named on this form, as a patron and/or participant in said MCPR program, am aware of the possibility of accidental or other physical injury which may befall me or my child during participation in said program. I assume the risk of possible accidental injuries I or my child may incur and hereby indemnify MCPR and do hereby indemnify and release from any liability or cause of action, Montgomery County, its successors, employees, and volunteers. I understand that photographs or videos of me or my child may be taken during said program, that my or my child’s likeness may appear in media coverage and publicity regarding said program, for which no compensation in any form will be made by Montgomery County, and I give my consent to these conditions.

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amenities Eastern Montgomery Park | 5001 Enterprise Dr., Elliston Tucked away in the eastern part of the County on the South Fork of the Roanoke River is East Mont Park. It has some unique amenities such as a grass volleyball court, model airplane flying strip and a canoe and kayak boat launch into the river. A playground and walking trail by the river make this a great place to spend time. The shelter is available for rental from April 1 through October 31 and has picnic tables, concrete floors and a grill. The fee for rental is $20 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.), $40 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Each rental requires a $25 clean-up deposit to be refunded dependent upon facility inspection. View availability and reserve online. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.

The Frog Pond | 390 Cinnabar Rd., Christiansburg Montgomery County’s only outdoor public pool is a beach-entry leisure pool with water slides, fountains and geysers. The tots pool beside the leisure pool provides enjoyment for children under age 5. The Frog Pond opens on Memorial Day weekend. The entire facility is available for rental from 7-11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend (may be subject to change). Minimum length of time pool can be reserved: 2 hours. Rental fee is $175 for minimum 2-hour rental; $75 for each additional hour. This fee includes lifeguards (1 lifeguard per 25 guests; max party size is 100 people). Total rental fee due at time of reservation. View availability and reserve online. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.

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36 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks Golden Hills Disc Golf Course | 390 Cinnabar Rd., Christiansburg The only 37-hole disc golf course in the region! The course boasts tight fairways with severe elevation changes throughout. Monthly meetings of the Hillbilly Huckers Disc Golf Club as well as several amateur and professional tournaments are held here. Scan here to see the game objective, rules and scorecard!

Mid-County Activity Center | 390 Cinnabar Rd., Christiansburg The Activity Center is two floors and is used for summer camps and special programs by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. It is located adjacent to the Frog Pond Swimming Pool and near the Mid-County shelters, nature trails and disc golf course.


McCoy Park | 5770 McCoy Rd., Blacksburg Just a 15-minute drive from Blacksburg, McCoy Park features a youth baseball field, a picnic shelter, walking track and new playground equipment. The shelter has picnic tables, concrete floors and electricity; it is available for rental from April 1 to October 31. The fee for rental is $20 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.), $40 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Each rental requires a $25 clean-up deposit to be refunded dependent upon facility inspection. View availability and reserve online. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.

Mid-County Park | 390 Cinnabar Rd., Christiansburg The largest park in Montgomery County at 110 acres, Mid County is home to the Activity Center, the Frog Pond, Golden Hills Disc Golf Course, a playground, basketball court, as well as an extensive nature trail system and three shelters (two are available for rental from April 1 to October 31 and are located near the Frog Pond parking area (max capacity each shelter - 100); the third is at the entrance to the disc golf course). Both shelters have electrical outlets, restroom availability, handicap access and charcoal grills. The fee for shelter rental is $20 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.), $40 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Each rental requires a $25 clean-up deposit to be refunded dependent upon facility inspection. View availability and reserve online. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.

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38 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks Motor Mile Park | 2306 Tyler Rd., Christiansburg Built with donations from the Shelor Motor Group, this tournament-style baseball facility has restrooms, a lighted Dixie regulation baseball/softball field, dugouts and a multipurpose practice field for a variety of sports. There are permanent restrooms onsite. The shelter is available for rental from April 1 to October 31. The fee for rental is $20 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.), $40 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Each rental requires a $25 clean-up deposit to be refunded dependent upon facility inspection. View availability and reserve online. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.

Plum Creek Park | 1515 Hornsby Dr., Christiansburg Located in the western part of the County near the City of Radford, Plum Creek Park features a competition-level baseball/softball field, walking track, playground equipment and a restroom facility. There is also plenty of green space outside the ball field that allows for activities such as dog walking and Frisbee playing. The shelter is available for rental from April 1 to October 31. The fee for rental is $20 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.), $40 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Each rental requires a $25 clean-up deposit to be refunded dependent upon facility inspection. View availability and reserve online. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.


Coal Mining Heritage Park | 751 Merrimac Rd., Blacksburg Located in the middle of the Huckleberry Trail, in between the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. The former Merrimac mining community used to reside on this 30-acre tract that once hosted a mining tipple, hotel, general store and residential housing for coal miners. Now you will find a passive park with open green space along with a large wooden bridge that takes you into the park and around the 1.25-mile loop trail, complete with restroom facilities. Huckleberry Trail | trail entrances at 782 New River Rd., Christiansburg & 200 Miller Ave., Blacksburg A collaborative effort by Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christianburg, Huckleberry Trail is an asphalt-paved bike/pedestrian path constructed on the old Huckleberry Rail Line. The trail currently runs from the Blacksburg Public Library to the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg. The total distance from the library to the mall is 5.762 miles.

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2016 Autumn Brochure  

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation's 2016 Autumn Brochure - Montgomery County, VA

2016 Autumn Brochure  

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation's 2016 Autumn Brochure - Montgomery County, VA

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