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egistration for summer programs will begin on Wed., May 11. Registration online starts at 8:30 a.m.; mail-in registrations will be processed in the order received beginning at 8:30 a.m. on May 11.

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.

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

akerma@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Chris Slusher Athletics | Auburn Strand

slusherce@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Andy Mabe Athletics | Eastern Montgomery Strand mabeal@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Terry Matney Maintenance Crew Leader Ben Sharp Maintenance Crew Leader PARKS and RECREATION COMMISSION Gary Creed Board of Supervisors Representative Virginia Anne Peeples Trey Wolz Planning Commission Liaison Sharon Williams - Chair Howard Eaves Cory Thompson Don Karnes Susan Miller - Vice Chair Paul Smeal


frog pond swimming pool.........................04 summer camps...............................................06 community programs .................................08 special events ................................................10 outdoor adventure ......................................12 athletics.............................................................17 public safety awareness..............................22 active adults ...................................................24 tours & excursions ........................................26 mountain trekkers walking club .............32 program registration ...................................33 amenities .........................................................35

AES .................................. Auburn Elementary School CRC ....................... Christiansburg Recreation Center 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

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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The Frog Pond pool is a great place to hang out and relax during those hot summer months! This pool has a zero-depth entry and a maximum depth of eight feet. The Frog Pond also has a children’s pool equipped with a whale, his water-spouting blowhole and a bubbler. There are a total of four slides - three tube slides and a frog slide - from which you can surely make a splash! For those of you just wanting to hang out in the sun, there is plenty of room! Concessions are available daily, courtesy of Snow Barn Concessions. Come on and check us out! The Frog Pond will be open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and while school is in session will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays. The Frog Pond will open on May 28. Our regular hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Our fees are 1 and under are free, ages 2-4 are $3, 5-54 are $5 and 55+ are $2, but all fees are subject to change. Pool passes are 10 for $25 and only available while supplies last. The Frog Pond Information and Closing line is (540) 382-6981; for all other questions please contact MCPR at (540) 382-6975. Check out all the rules and general info about the Frog Pond at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks. We ask that daycares only attend the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and must call a day in advance.

LATE NIGHT SWIM! We’ll have extended hours on Tuesday night’s at the Frog Pond Swimming Pool beginning June 7! The pool hours will extend to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays only during the regular season. This is the perfect opportunity to swim until the sun goes down! General pool admission required.


Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. All late registrations will be charged a $10 late fee. Swim classes are Red Cross certified (include certificate and booklet) and meet on Mondays and Thursdays.

SWIMMING LESSONS INFANT & TODDLER (ages 1-4) This program builds swim readiness and confidence in the water with an emphasis on having fun. Parents and children participate in guided activities including bubble-blowing, floating on the front and back, elementary backstroke, freestyle and underwater swim. It is designed to teach parents the essentials so they can help teach their child; we ask that all parents participate in class. All late registrations will be charged a $10 late fee. $45 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

DEADLINE

Session I, June 13, 16, 20, 23

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

5625

June 8

Session II, July 11, 14, 18, 21

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

5626

July 6

LEVEL 1 (ages 4+) This class introduces the swimmer to beginner forms of freestyle and backstroke. All late registrations will be charged a $10 late fee. $45 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

DEADLINE

Session I, June 13, 16, 20, 23

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5628

June 8

Session II, July 11, 14, 18, 21

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5629

July 6

LEVEL 2 (ages 5+) Child must be comfortable in group settings. This level will teach the refining of skills involved in freestyle and backstroke. This includes breathing, arm pull and proper kick. All late registrations will be charged a $10 late fee. $45 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

DEADLINE

Session I, June 13, 16, 20, 23

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5631

June 8

Session II, July 11, 14, 18, 21

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5632

July 6

LEVEL 3 (ages 5+) Child must have completed Level 2. This class will introduce breaststroke to the swimmers and begin lap swimming and diving. All late registrations will be charged a $10 late fee. $45 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

DEADLINE

Session I, June 13, 16, 20, 23

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5634

June 8

Session II, July 11, 14, 18, 21

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5635

July 6

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6 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks FROG HOPPERS SUMMER CAMP (grades 1-6) Frog Hoppers, Montgomery County’s summer day camp, is a great way for children to experience education and recreation outdoors! This is a well-structured camp that involves small group learning activities at MidCounty Park and the Frog Pond. Campers will experience arts, crafts, nature activities, hikes, sports, games and more! They will also get one weekly swim lesson and free swim time at the pool. Camp is held daily, rain or shine. Qualified, trained and experienced counselors will initiate the fun and activities that your child will remember forever. Registration packets are available on our website www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks or at the MCPR office, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg. Camp will be held Mon.-Fri. and taught in weekly sessions with drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up by 5:30 p.m. A late pick-up fee of $1 per minute will be applied after 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register early! Registration deadline: Wednesday prior to the week of camp. Note: children are eligible for camp from the time they are entering 1st grade to the time they are entering 6th grade; after they have left 6th grade they are no longer eligible. Camp will be closed July 4; this week is prorated at $112. $140 per session DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Session 1 - May 30-June 3

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5318

Session 2 - June 6-10

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5310

Session 3 - June 13-17

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5311

Session 4 - June 20-24

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5312

Session 5- June 27-July 1

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5313

Session 6 - July 5-8 (closed July 4)

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5105

Session 7 - July 11-15

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5297

Session 8 - July 18-22

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5298

Session 9 - July 25-29

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5301

Session 10 - Aug. 1-5

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5300

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCPAC

5319

Aug. 8* *cost for this day is $35


The instructor for our Summer Horsemanship Camps on this page is intercollegiate hunt seat equitation and dressage coach, jumper and eventing instructor Holly Butler, B.S., Animal Science. All courses below are taught at Laurel Springs Farm, 2815 Wild Turkey Run, Christiansburg. www.lsfhorses.com

FULL DAY HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (ages 9+) Extended morning and afternoon mounted lessons, hands-on education in horse and equipment care and management. Instruction tailored to individual ability. Limit of 6 per class; class is for beginner through advanced. $350 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

June 13-17

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Laurel Springs Farm

5758

HALF-DAY HORSEMANSHIP CAMPS (ages 6+) Morning mounted lessons and hands-on education in horse and equipment care and management. Instruction tailored to individual ability. Limit of 6 per class; class is for beginner through advanced. Session 1 = $175; Session 2 = $195 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Session 1, May 31-June 3

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Laurel Springs Farm

5756

Session 2, July 25-29

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Laurel Springs Farm

5757

photos courtesy of www.lsfhorses.com

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES Enjoy an outdoor movie with your family and friends! This summer, we have five new releases and all will be shown at the Frog Pond Swimming Pool! While you wait for the movies to begin, take a nice, refreshing splash in the newlyrenovated Frog Pond Swimming Pool or bounce in an inflatable bounce house. So feel free to bring all your friends and family to enjoy that warm summer air under the stars with us! If you arrive before 6 p.m., general admission fees to the Frog Pond Swimming Pool apply. If you arrive at 6 p.m. or after, admission is FREE! Movies will begin as soon as it is dark enough to see the screen. MOVIE & DESCRIPTION

DATE

TIME

THE LEGO MOVIE (rated PG) An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special,’ is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Friday, June 3

6 p.m.

TOMORROWLAND (rated PG) Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Friday, June 17

6 p.m.

GOOSEBUMPS (rated PG) A teenager teams up with the daughter of a young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Friday, July 1

6 p.m.

THE GOOD DINOSAUR (rated PG) In a world where dinosaurs and humans live sideby-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Friday, July 22

6 p.m.

INSIDE OUT (rated PG) After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Friday, Aug. 12

6 p.m.

BACK-to-SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY Are the kids dreading going back to school? Get them out of the house for a fun day of inflatables, rock climbing and more! Come to the Meadowbrook Library and Wellness Center on one of the last Saturdays of the summer for a fun day for the kids! FREE DATES

TIME

LOCATION

Sat., July 23

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

ML


BOB ROSS - JOY of PAINTING (ages 10+) 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 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

May 27

6-9 p.m.

MCPAC

5517

June 24

6-9 p.m.

MCPAC

5750

July 29

6-9 p.m.

MCPAC

5751

Aug. 26

6-9 p.m.

MCPAC

5752

NRA BASIC PERSONAL PROTECTION in the HOME (ages 18+) Co-sponsored by the Shawnee Shooting Sports Club (SSSC), the National Rifle Association (NRA) Personal Protection in the Home course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense and continued opportunities for skill development. To be eligible for this course, students, must be allowed to legally own and handle a handgun and have proof of prior firearms training or must demonstrate the basic skills of safe gun handling. Proof of shooting experience includes documentation of military, law enforcement, NRA or other firearms training, Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit, or passing the pre-course assessment. Students will bring their own self-defense handgun and ammunition and hsould expect to shoot approximately 150 rounds during the course. Students will spend six hours in the MCPAC classroom (three hours each on Friday evening and Saturday morning) and at least three hours on the SSSC range Saturday afternoon. Please include email address on registration form to receive additional information prior to class. The 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. $75 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Sept. 16

6-9 p.m.

MCPAC

5749

Sat., Sept. 17

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

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS (ages 8+) Virginia has implemented a 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 self-study 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 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 Sun., 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 bitly.com/boatersafety We are not taking registrations through MCPR. The class will meet in the Montgomery County Government Center Board (540) 382.6975 | 9 Room, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, on Sat., Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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ANNUAL 18th CENTURY ENCAMPMENT along the GREAT ROAD The Great Road was the main thoroughfare going west to the Fronteier. It was traveled by the likes of Daniel Boone, Andrew Lewis, William Preston, Adam Harman and the Ingles and Draper families. This event is to honor all the travelers who passed through the valleys of Southwest Virginia in the quest for a better life. Vicky Ferguson will be telling Native American stories! There will also be a detached military hospital where medicine of the time will be demonstrated and on display. Other demonstrations include: flintock muskets, camp cooking, knife and tomahawk throwing, leather work, blacksmithing, 18th century clothing, spinning, weaving and more! See the camps and visit the traders in Sutlers Row. Sponsored by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, Fort Vause Outfitters, Great Road Craft Guild, Seams Colonial and other private donors. FREE, donations welcome DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

Sat., Aug. 6 Sun., Aug. 7

9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

EMP (both days)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HERITAGE DAY Experience the past on Sat., Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Montgomery Museum in Christiansburg. This popular annual event will feature exhibits of old-time cars, heritage, crafts, tools, machinery and engines. There will be live entertainment, food, games, horse and buggy rides, children’s activities and fun for the entire family. FREE EASTERN MONTGOMERY TOMATO FESTIVAL This fun festival will be held in Shawsville at the Meadowbrook Community Center on Sat., Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is filled with live music, food and craft vendors, TomatOlympics, games for kids and tasty tomato foods. Sponsored by the Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation. Check them out at www.eastmonttomatofestival.com. FREE

YOUTH MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE (ages 2-12) Montgomery County Parks and Rec invites all 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. Kids age 2-12 will race in age groups on a 1-4 lap circuit. All levels of riders are encouraged to join. Post-ride food for all racers! Donations welcome and will be given to the New River Valley Composite Youth Mountain Bike Team. For more information, contact Kirby@independentvelo.com. DATES

TIME

LOCATION

Tues., June 7 and June 21

6-7:30 p.m.

AEP Property


THE “ROWDY DAWG” MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE (ages 16+) This classic mountain bike race is a must for local mountain bikers. Participate on your local trails right here in Montgomery County! There will be many different classes of riders, so you’re sure to have a great time whether you’re just starting out on your bike or you are a Brush Mountain veteran. These are some of the best mountain bike trails in the state! This race is part of a doubleheader weekend that will be led by the Rowdy Dawg Super D downhill race on Old Farm Trail and the Brush Mountain Breakdown, a 1/2 marathon, 10K and 3K trail run on Saturday, Oct. 22. Stay tuned for more info - including online registration - or give us a call at 382-6975. DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 22, 23

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pandapas Pond Recreation Area

COVENTRY GAMES - WHITEWATER CANOE and KAYAK RACE (ages 16+) Come out for this prestigious New River event on Sun., July 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.! This 8.6-mile sprint race will be held on the New River from River View Park in Radford to the 114 bridge. There will be different classes for each age group. If you are an avid canoeist or kayaker, don’t miss this one! Check out www.commonwealthgames.org for race classes and registration info. NEW RIVER PADDLE CRAFT FISHING TOURNAMENT/DEMO (ages 12+) Back Country Ski and Sport and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation are proud to present the 2015 New River Paddle Fishing Tournament! This year, the tournament will cover an extended stretch on the New River from Whitethorne, VA to Eggleston, VA. The price includes tournament entry, T-shirt, shuttle (only running from McCoy to Whitethorne - see tournament regulations for info), two nights of camping, BBQ dinner and entry into a raffle for a boat! The tournament headquarters will be located off McCoy road at a private location. Be advised - due to the longer stretch of river available for fishing this year, we are designating two sections. New this year are additional tournament categories: Men’s Spinning, Women’s Spinning, Fly, Junior (16 and under) and the Midnight Musky Challenge. The Midnight Musky Challenge begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17 and ends at the weigh-in on Saturday, July 18 at 3 p.m. The challenge is open to anyone brave enough to attempt and costs an additional $10 fee. There are thousands of dollars in prizes to be won by all categories, including boats, paddles and tons of gear! Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature. To register, visit Back Country Ski and Sport or register online at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks $25 or $30 for Musky Class DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri. & Sat., July 15, 16

Fri., 5 p.m.-Sat., 3 p.m.

New River

5778

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WILD MUSHROOM WALK Take in the high country Floyd County air as we search for wild, edible mushrooms with Randy Fisher - a certified USDA Wild Mushroom Cultivator. He will teach us about what it takes to find those tasty delights in the wild! Lunch will be on your own in historic downtown Floyd. Registration deadline: one week prior to course. $20 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., July 27

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Floyd

5759

MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREETOP ADVENTURE Ready for an adrenaline kick? Virginia’s NEWEST ropes adventure 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 trees and riding ziplines in the forest. Sky bridges, swings, rope ladders and ziplines offer a range of challenges that are fun for both the novice and super adventure seeker - and everyone in between! Regardless of age - participants must weigh at least 40 pounds and no more than 275 pounds. There are no exceptions. Registration deadline: one week prior to course. $44 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Sept. 18

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mtn. Lake

5760

DISC GOLF COURSE Parks and Recreation has a 37-hole disc golf course for you to enjoy! This is a very unique course that consists of wooded fairways and a variety of elevation gains. The course is the 5th largest public course east of the Mississippi! It is free to play the course, we just ask that you take out what you bring in. If you have questions or would like to print a scorecard, visit our website (MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/parks), give us a call at (540) 382-6975 or stop by our office at 755 Roanoke St., Suite 1E, Christiansburg. Scan here to see the game objective, rules and scorecard!


WHITEWATER KAYAKING

Parks and Rec kayak courses are exciting, challenging and always a great time! Our goal is to encourage whitewater enthusiasts to paddle safely and confidently. Kayaking is an increasingly popular way to explore the beautiful waters of Southwest Virginia. Our instructors will provide you with high-quality, hands-on instruction. Transportation and instruction included in prices of programs. Bring a lunch and water for all-day river trips. All participants must be able to swim. WHITEWATER KAYAKING INSTRUCTION WEEKEND (ages 13+) Try whitewater kayaking without the expense of buying the equipment! Day one after we get you acquainted with your kayak and gear, we’ll immediately get to work so that you feel in control of your boat. The first day of instruction will take place in calm, user-friendly water. We’ll practice getting in and out of the boat and focus on balance, body mechanics, strokes, turns and leans. learning to “wet exit” and practicing the “Eskimo rescue” will help you find a comfort zone in your kayak even when you are upside down! Day two - We start putting the basics we learned on day one to work on a scenic 8-mile Class II section of the New River. We will review paddling skills you have learned and introduce new ones that will allow you to maneuver your kayak more efficiently. You will use the river to focus on the dynamics of current, peel-outs, eddy turns, steering, balance and bracing in current. All equipment instruction and transportation are provided. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $70 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat. & Sun., June 4, 5

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5578

KAYAK ROLL CLINICS (ages 12+) We will teach you the techniques to pull off the all-important roll in the comfort of our pool - the Montgomery County Frog Pond, 390 Cinnabar Rd., Christiansburg. This is a great time to learn the Eskimo roll or practice making your roll bombproof. Often a student can learn this skill in an evening session. Rolling gives a kayaker confidence to play in whitewater and advance their skills at a faster rate. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $20 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., June 1

6-7:30 p.m.

MCFP

5762

Wed., June 22

6-7:30 p.m.

MCFP

5763

Wed., Aug. 10

6-7:30 p.m.

MCFP

5764

KIDS in KAYAKS (ages 7-11) This beginning level class will introduce children to the sport of kayaking. The focus will be on learning parts of the kayak and equipment needed to get started. Learning to get in and out of the kayak, floating in a life jacket (or PFD), practicing basic paddle strokes along with fun games in the pool will all be part of the experience. No spray skirts will be used on the kayaks to help your child feel more comfortable in and around the water. Class will be held at the Frog Pond Swimming Pool, 390 Cinnabar Rd., Christiansburg. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $20 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., July 13

6-7:30 p.m.

MCFP

5765

Wed., Aug. 3

6-7:30 p.m.

MCFP

5766

SIT-on-TOP KAYAKING (ages 11+) This trip is for anyone who wants to get out on the river and experience the sensation of paddling your own boat without having any prior experience. We provide all gear, equipment, shuttle and professional instruction. The fun and convenient sit-on-top kayak provides ease when maneuvering downstream, combined with its stability and forgiving nature. $30 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., May 15

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5579

Sat., July 23

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5767

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STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP)

Check out these brand new programs offered by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard Company! Read more about them online at www.mountain2island.com. STAND UP PADDLEBOARD YOGA (ages 12+) Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga is a variation of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) combined with yoga. SUP yoga participants gain the strength and flexibility required to maintain the balance and postures on water. Enjoy a fun, lighthearted way to engage and strengthen core muscles and balance while enjoying the beauty of Claytor Lake. No experience needed! Limited to 12 students. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $15 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., July 18

6-7 p.m.

Claytor Lake

5768

SUP with your PUP (ages 18+) SUP with your Pup is an opportunity to share the stand up paddleboarding experience with your water-loving dog. This program introduces your pup to the basics of paddleboarding; it begins with shallow-water wading and mounting the board. Once you and your pup are comfortable with this experience, we’ll proceed on a short tour of Claytor Lake. Requires intermediate paddler experience and ability to be able to paddle and balance well. Pup needs to enjoy the water and be friendly both to other dogs and other paddlers. Limited to 8 students. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $15 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 9

6-7:30 p.m.

Claytor Lake

5769

SUP on the FLY (ages 1+) We combine the best of both stand up paddleboarding and fly fishing with this Sup on the Fly program! Do you like to fish the New River in a kayak or wading in the river? Gain a whole new experience and perspective by standing ON the water! Learn the basics of casting a fly rod on land, then we’ll move on to the river and put what you learned to use! $20 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 23

5:30-8 p.m.

New River

5770


ECO RAFT TOURS

Rafting on our local rivers can bring a new experience on the water! Take an exciting raft trip through the heart of the New River Valley on stable, inflatable rafts. This is a wonderful opportunity for viewing and photographing wildlife while exploring ecological and historical aspects of our area. NEW RIVER RAFT FLOAT What a better way to explore the New River Valley than to float on a raft down the river? This trip is designed as a laid-back relaxing float with some exciing class II+ rapids thrown in that will bring you right into nature! Bring your camera because there will be plenty of opportunities for that special shot. All equipment is 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 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., July 24

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5771

Sun., Aug. 28

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5772

DRIFT and DINE ON THE NEW Some say the evenings are the best time to be on the water. This trip will take us down a short, three-mile class I, II section of the New River. At the end of the trip, we will be dining at The Palisades - a local hotspot for evening entertainment and contemporary cuisine in a unique countryside setting. Meal fee is on your own. All equipment provided. Registration deadline: one week prior to trip. $25 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat., June 25

1-8 p.m.

New River

5773

MOONLIGHT RAFT FLOAT Experience the New River in a whole new light! We will paddle a short section of the river under the August moonlit sky. Take in the sounds of night critters from the seat of a raft. All equipment provided, along with river snacks. $25 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., Sept. 16

5:30-9:30 p.m.

New River

5774

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16 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks SENIOR BREAKFAST on the WATER There’s no better way to start the day than having breakfast and a relaxing float on the calm waters of Claytor Lake! We’ll provide the guide and all the rafting equipment for a wonderful outing on the water. This is a great opportunity for wildlife photography in the early morning light before boats, planes and automobiles scare off all the critters. Registration deadline: one week prior to trip. $30 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., June 9

7:30-11 a.m.

Claytor Lake

5584

SENIOR JAMES RIVER RAFT TRIP Explore the James River on a raft. This trip is designed as a laid-back and relaxing float that will bring you right into nature. Bring your camera; there will be plenty of opportunities for that special shot! All equipment is provided, including dry bags, PFDs, paddles and paddling jackets. Lunch and appetizers are provided for one of the best picnics you’ve ever had on the side of the river. $30 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., July 20

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

New River

5775

SENIOR SIT-on-TOP KAYAKING (ages 11+) If you love being out on the river on one of our rafting trips, but you want a little more freedom controlling your own craft, then this new Sit-on-Top Kayak program is for you! We’ll give you full instruction on how to navigate your own kayak by teaching you the proper paddle strokes. Take in the sights and sounds of water splashing around you. Lunch will be provided water-front on this great outdoor adventure. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $30 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., May 26

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Carvins Cove

5580

Thurs., Aug. 11

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

Philpot Lake

5776

Fri., Sept. 2

8;30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lake Moomaw

5777

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

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Sept. 25

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bozoo, WV

5761

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!


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

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18 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks TENNIS CLINICS Join Susan Cox and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation for our BRAND NEW Summer Tennis Clinics!Susan Cox has been teaching tennis for over 30 years to children and adults of all ages. As a former high school coach, Susan took her teams to five state championships and won three Triple Crowns. In addition, she coached a 10-and-under United States Tennis Association (USTA) team that won the championship. She also coached a women’s 3.0 USTA team. Susan was awarded the prestigious Virginia State Coach of the Year award several times and was selected seventh in the nation as a coach. She also helps coach the Virginia Tech Summer Tennis Camps. She’s been an active member of the USTA for 30 years and has won several gold medals and championships in the Commonwealth Games. Please note: All class participants must bring their own tennis racket and water. All other equipment will be provided. EASTERN MONTGOMERY YOUTH TENNIS CLINICS AGE GROUP/AGES

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

Pre-school (4-8 yrs. old)

Mondays & Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 3

9-10 a.m.

Eastern Montgomery High School

Elementary (9-12 yrs. old)

Mondays & Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 3

10-11 a.m.

Eastern Montgomery High School

Intermediate (13 yrs. +)

Mondays & Wednesdays, June 6-Aug. 3

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Eastern Montgomery High School

AUBURN YOUTH TENNIS CLINICS AGE GROUP/AGES

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

Pre-school (4-8 yrs. old)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 4

9-10 a.m.

Auburn High School

Elementary (9-12 yrs. old)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 4

10-11 a.m.

Auburn High School

Intermediate (13 yrs. +)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 4

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Auburn High School

PRICE’S FORK YOUTH TENNIS CLINICS AGE GROUP/AGES Pre-school (4-8 yrs. old)

DATES Fridays, June 10-Aug. 5

TIMES

LOCATION

9-10 a.m.

Hethwood Courts

Elementary (9-12 yrs. old) Fridays, June 10-Aug. 5

10-11 a.m.

Hethwood Courts

Intermediate (13 yrs. +)

7-8 p.m.

Hethwood Courts

Tuesdays, June 6-Aug. 2

ADULT TENNIS CLINICS (ages 18+ only) TIMES

LOCATION

Eastern Montgomery

RESIDENCE

Mondays & Thursdays, June 6-Aug. 4

DATES

7-8 p.m.

Eastern Montgomery High School

Auburn

Wednesdays, June 8-Aug. 3

7-8 p.m.

Auburn High School


AUBURN ATHLETICS Chris Slusher, slusherce@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5 NO LATE REGISTRATIONS AUBURN EAGLES REC FOOTBALL Part of NRV Youth Football, this is a full-contact youth tackle football league that is designed to provide instruction in the basics and fundamentals of football and to stress the importance of sportsmanship. Leagues are based on participant’s grade entering the 2016-17 school year. All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5. You must sign up on time for league placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Auburn High School

5691

Junior

4-5

Auburn High School

5690

Senior

6-7

Auburn High School

5692

AUBURN EAGLES REC CHEERLEADING Got the spirit? Come join one of Auburn’s cheerleading squads! This program is an excellent introduction to basic cheer, stunts and techniques. Cheer squads will be assigned a team from the Auburn area based on grade level. All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5. Show that Eagle Pride and sign up today! You must sign up on time for squad placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Auburn High School

5699

Junior

4-5

Auburn High School

5698

Senior

6-7

Auburn High School

5700

AUBURN FALL BALL Fall Baseball and Fall Softball is an opportunity to continue working on your baseball/softball skills throughout September and October. The league will be created if the following areas have enough teams: Pulaski, Giles, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford. A t-shirt and hat are provided during the fall. You may not play fall ball and youth football or cheerleading at the same time. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 19. You must sign up on time for league placement. $30 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

AAA Baseball

9-10

Plum Creek Park

5708

Angels Softball

9-10

Auburn Elementary Softball field

5709

Ozone Baseball

11-12

Motor Mile Park

5706

Ponytails Softball

11-12

Auburn Elementary Softball field

5707

Auburn Eagles - 2016 Basketball Champs: (front row, L-R) VJ Teal, Chase Carroll, Gaven Graham, Cody Ferguson, James Lester; (middle row, L-R) Eli Tawney, Austin Ford, Payson Kelley, Nicholas Shortridge (back row, L-R) Assistant Coaches Darrell Lester, John Ferguson and Head Coach Donnie Tawney

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EASTERN MONTGOMERY ATHLETICS Andy Mabe, mabeal@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5 NO LATE REGISTRATIONS EASTERN MONTGOMERY MUSTANGS REC FOOTBALL Part of NRV Youth Football, this is a full-contact youth tackle football league that is designed to provide instruction in the basics and fundamentals of football and to stress the importance of sportsmanship. Leagues are based on participant’s grade entering the 2016-17 school year. All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5. You must sign up on time for league placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Eastern Montgomery High School

5694

Junior

4-5

Eastern Montgomery High School

5693

Senior

6-7

Eastern Montgomery High School

5695

EASTERN MONTGOMERY MUSTANGS REC CHEERLEADING Got the spirit? Come join one of Eastern Montgomery’s cheerleading squads! This program is an excellent introduction to basic cheer, stunts and techniques. Cheer squads will be assigned a team from the Auburn area based on grade level. All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5. Show that Mustang Pride and sign up today! You must sign up on time for squad placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Eastern Montgomery High School

5703

Junior

4-5

Eastern Montgomery High School

5702

Senior

6-7

Eastern Montgomery High School

5704

EASTERN MONTGOMERY FALL BALL Fall Baseball and Fall Softball is an opportunity to continue working on your baseball/softball skills throughout September and October. The league will be created if the following areas have enough teams: Pulaski, Giles, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford. A t-shirt and hat are provided during the fall. You may not play fall ball and youth football or cheerleading at the same time. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 19. You must sign up on time for league placement. $30 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

AAA Baseball

9-10

Shawsville Elementary School field 1

5376

Angels Softball

9-10

Shawsville Elementary School field 2

5377

Ozone Baseball

11-12

Shawsville Elementary School field 1

5378

Ponytails Softball

11-12

Shawsville Elementary School field 2

5379


PRICE’S FORK/BLACKSBURG ATHLETICS Chris Slusher, slusherce@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5 NO LATE REGISTRATIONS BLACKSBURG BRUINS MITE LEAGUE FOOTBALL Part of NRV Youth Football, this is a full-contact youth tackle football league that is designed to provide instruction in the basics and fundamentals of football and to stress the importance of sportsmanship. This league is open to rising 2nd graders and rising 3rd graders and is open to all Blacksburg residents. All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5. You must sign up on time for league placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Price’s Fork Elementary School/ Blacksburg High School

5689

BLACKSBURG BRUINS MITE LEAGUE CHEERLEADING Part of NRV Youth Football, this is a full-contact youth tackle football league that is designed to provide instruction in the basics and fundamentals of football and to stress the importance of sportsmanship. This league is open to rising 2nd graders and rising 3rd graders and is open to all Blacksburg residents. All registrations begin on Friday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 5. You must sign up on time for league placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Price’s Fork Elementary School/ Blacksburg High School

5701

BLACKSBURG BRUINS JUNIOR and SENIOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING Junior and senior league (grades 4-7) youth football and cheerleading in the Blacksburg School Strand are offered through the town of Blacksburg Parks and Recreation department. For more information on these leagues, contact Blacksburg Parks and Rec at (540) 961-1135 or register online at www.blacksburg.gov. BLACKSBURG FALL BASEBALL and FALL SOFTBALL Fall baseball in the Blacksburg strand is offered through the Blacksburg Baseball Association. You can find information about the leagues online at www.blacksburgbaseball.com. Fall softball is offered through the Blacksburg Dixie Softball Association. Visit www.blacksburgdixiesoftball.com for more information.

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 YOUTH BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!

(pictures on page 19 & 21) Youth basketball season wrapped up on Thursday, March 10, with the Senior League Girls Championship game followed by the Senior League Boys Championship game. Congrats to the Blacksburg Lady Bruins and Auburn Eagles for their championship wins!

Blacksburg Lady Bruins - 2016 Basketball Champs: (front row, L-R) Bevin Blake, Kelsey Richardson, Camille Girardeau-Montaut, Elise Levison, Peyton Seeley, Mila Santsaver-Jones, Avery Vangilder; (back row, L-R) Head Coach Troy Levison, Assistant Coaches James Jones, Ed Seeley

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TRIAD S.A.L.T. COUNCIL The Christiansburg & Montgomery County Council is seeking active adults 50+ to become involved in helping their community by participating in activities and working with law enforcement to develop and implement programs and services to reduce criminal victimization of older citizens and improve their quality of life. The council will be hosting monthly seminars at the Christiansburg Recreation Center at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Kemvia Adams-Bush at (540) 382-6975, ext. 4124, or Tammy Caldwell at (540) 382-2349, ext. 2003. TRIAD SENIOR CARE FAIR Visit exhibitors who provide information on local agencies, businesses and organizations who provide services to seniors. Pick up safety info, freebies, register for door prize drawings, have light refreshments and attend seminars focusing on crime prevention and senior safety. This program is for seniors and those interested in issues involving senior citizens. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., May 17

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRC

5596

SENIOR CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY Applications are now being accepted for the Annual Senior Citizen’s Police Academy. Interested applicants may contact the Christiansburg Police department to obtain an application or applications may be picked up at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. All applications are subject to review and approval. This is a free program open to any citizen 50 years and older, but all participants must submit an application. Registration deadline: June 1. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon.-Fri., July 18-22

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CRC

5727

TRIAD SUMMER PICNIC Join us for a picnic lunch at Mid-County Park sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery County TRIAD Council. There will be an informative discussion followed by a picnic lunch provided by Highland Ridge Rehab. Transportation will be departing the Government Center at 10 a.m. and Gables at 10:30 a.m. (see page 26 for parking directions).Registration deadline: Aug. 9. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 16

11 a.m.

MCP

5728


P.A.S.S. - POLICE AGAINST SENIOR SCAMS Montgomery County and Christiansburg Law Enforcement are partnering 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 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 that they feel may be a scam. If you would like to be added to the P.A.S.S. e-mail list to receive updates on current scams, contact Doug Adkins at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office: adkinsdm@montgomerycountyva.gov. LOCKBOX 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 service 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. For more information, contact Nathan Delp, Christiansburg Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist, at (540) 382-3131. PROJECT LIFESAVER Project Lifesaver is designed as a rapid response search and rescue service, using state-of-the-art technology and strategies 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. If a participant wanders away, the caregiver can 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 from the transmitter. For more information on Project Lifesaver, contact Nathan Delp, Christiansburg Police Department 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 and 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. Registration deadline: one week prior to program. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., July 27

10 a.m.

CRC

5725

Wed., Aug. 31

6 p.m.

CRC

5726

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The following programs are co-sponsored by Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County & Radford Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation and the Meadowbrook Library.

CANDY BAR BINGO Bingo is a fun game that never goes out of style and we will add a chocolate twist to this fun, Spring celebration! Each participant brings two wrapped, full-sized candy bars to be placed in the prize pool. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Registration deadline: May 12. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., May 13

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MCC

5714

TROPICAL LUAU A summer kick-off party featuring a fun evening of games and an opportunity to sample refreshing tropical beverages and snacks. Come be a part of the limbo contest - how low can you go?! Prizes awarded for contest winners. Fun for all ages! This program is co-sponsored by the Meadowbrook Library and Virginia Cooperative Extension Adult Nutrition Program. Registration deadline: June 13. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., June 20

6-7:30 p.m.

ML

5715

NEW LAW CHANGES Christopher Lucas, Master Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, discusses new laws and changes that go into effect on July 1 and how they will impact you. Deputy Lucas will also speak about personal safety issues and things you can do to safeguard yourself and your family. Enter for a chance to win some fun door prizes while you’re there! Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Registration deadline: June 15. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., June 21

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MCC

5716

ADULT COLORING THERAPY Who doesn’t like to color? Whether you prefer colored pencils, crayons or markers, adult coloring is the newest craze. A great way to relax, socialize and chit-chat with others while coloring! Coloring materials, colored pencils, crayons and markers will be provided. Coffee and donuts will be served. Transportation departs from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9:30 a.m. Registration deadline: June 24. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., June 29

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

RSC

5717

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Join in some old-fashioned fun with games and refreshments to celebrate that special day in each of our lives. Enjoy a fun game of Bingo and other fun games to win prizes! Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. We’ll provide ice cream and cake. Registration deadline: July 7. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., July 12

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MCC

5718


ICE CREAM SOCIAL Come out and celebrate Ice Cream Month! We will provide the ice cream and everyone is to bring your favorite topping to share. Enjoy a fun game of Bingo and win some neat summer prizes! This program is co-sponsored by the Meadowbrook Library and Angie Helm with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Adult Nutrition Program will discuss healthy otions for ice cream toppings, such as fruit compotes and granola.Registration deadline: July 18. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., July 25

6-7:30 p.m.

ML

5719

SUMMER BINGO Join a fun game of Bingo and enjoy cool summertime refreshments! Bring $1 in quarters for Bingo prizes. Registration deadline: July 22. $4 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., July 29

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

CRC

5720

BISSET PARK CONCERT Join the Radford Senior Center for a free concert featuring the Cadillac Ranch Band and an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social at Shelter #1 at Bisset Park at 6 p.m. Bring a topping of your choice to share with others. Concert will begin at the Gazebo at 7 p.m., chairs will be provided. Registration deadline: July 28. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 2

5 p.m.

Bisset Park

5721

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT Cornhole is all about having a good time. Experience or not, come and have fun in our social tournament! We’ll have fun, food and plenty of cornhole. Bring a dish to share for the brunch. Registration deadline: Aug. 4. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 9

9-11 a.m.

MCC

5723

FALL into FLU SEASON Influenza is a serious disease. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the seasonal flu and spread it to others. Learn how the vaccines work, what kinds of vaccines are available and what actions you can take to fight the flu. Discussion will also take place about the shingles vaccine and pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine. Enjoy a fun game of Bingo and win some interesting prizes! Registration deadline: Aug. 29. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Sept. 1

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MCC

5724

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26 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks 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. • 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 or other circumstances. • We reserve the right to have program flexibility. • 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. Please note this registration change: Registration begins Wed., May 11, at 8:30 a.m. 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 11 to be processed in the order they are received at opening of business on May 11.

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


SHENANDOAH ANTIQUES EXPO Virginia’s most exciting antiques event, one of the greatest gatherings of dealers and collectors in the Mid-Atlantic region with 300 indoor and hundreds of outdoor exhibitors! You’ll have time on your own to explore the antiques expo; there will be food vendors and places to sit and rest throughout the expo. Participants to pay own $10 admission fee. Registration deadline: May 13. $10 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., May 20

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

F&M MCGC

5616

NATURAL BRIDGE Visit “the bridge” - one of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States. Browse around The Rockbridge Center, gateway to the seventh wonder of the world, site of the original hotel. There is a unique gift shop and - depending on the day - you can see local artisans at work, art shows and specialty food vendors. The Friday night seafood buffet features a surf and turf menu with locallysourced ingredients, prepared by Chef Eric Martines. It includes crab legs, shrimp, accompanying sides, salads and desserts. Registration deadline: June 3. $55, includes buffet and transportation DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., June 10

2-9:30 p.m. 2:30-9 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5729

MOUNTAINS of MUSIC An evening concert at the Lincoln Theater in Marion to celebrate the Mountains of Music Homecoming will feature the Crooked Road All Star Bluegrass Band! A historic opportunity to see the greatest bluegrass artists perform together - Sammy Shelor, Junior Sisk, Billy Baker, Wayne Taylor and Shawn Lane - all legends in their own right. Dinner will be on your own preceding the concert at The Tuscan Grill, simple Italian at its best. Registration deadline: May 18. $30 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., June 14

2-11:30 p.m. 2:30-11 p.m.

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5730

COUNTRY ROADS This original revue features the talented cast of singers and live band at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre. Grab your hat, polish your boots and enjoy a fun afternoon of country hits - both past and present. Lunch will be served preceding production. Registration deadline: June 7. $52 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., June 15

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

F&M MCGC

5731

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28 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks MAMMA MIA This smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba debuts at the Barter Theater this summer. A charming musical celebration of mothers, daughters, fathers, true loves lost and new ones found will leave you singing and dancing to the Abba songs you know and love. Lunch will be on your own preceding production at the Rain Restaurant. Registration deadline: June 8. $44 DATE

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COURSE

Thurs., June 30

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

F&M MCGC

5732

THE PINNACLE Explore new heights in shopping at The Pinnacle, the newst 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. Registration deadline: June 10. $12 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., June 17

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

F&M MCGC

5733

SALEM RED SOX Enjoy an evening at the ballpark as the Carolina League Salem Red Sox are ready and poised for their greatest season yet at Lewis Gale field! There’ll be lots of excitement as they face off with their rival the Fredericksburg Keys. Participants will purchase their own $9 game ticket. Registration deadline: June 17. $10 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., June 24

5-11:30 p.m. 5:30-11 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5734

photo of The Pinnacle courtesy of www.thepinnacle.com


THE EMBERS Don’t miss a fun evening at the Harvester Performance Center with The Embers. The best beach music band on the east coast will have you shaggin’ the night away! Dinner will be on your own preceding concert at Ippy’s Restaurant featuring American fare made to order. Registration deadline: June 3. $30 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., July 1

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

F&M MCGC

5735

HUNGRY MOTHER ARTS & CRAFTS The Art League of Marion hosts their annual juried art show with over 100 arts and crafts exhibits at Hungry Mother State Park. Vendors feature baskets, decorative wood, pottery, jewelry, candles and fine art. There is also a wonderful array of food and a living history Civil War Camp. Registration deadline: July 8. $15 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., July 15

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

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5736

3 BIRDS BERRY FARM It’s time to pick those delicious berries that are full of nutrition and good for you! We’ll visit the 3 Birds Berry Farm to pick both blueberries and red raspberries. The berries are pesticide-free and the fertilizers used are organic. Berries sold by pint or gallon. Date may change depending on when the berries ripen. Lunch on your own at Zoe’s featuring a Mediterranean style menu. Registration deadline: July 1. $6 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., July 7

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5737

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30 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT The Wohlfahrt Haus presents the biblical-based story of Joseph and the coat of many colors. The production is told through vaudevillian turns, country two-steps and rock-and-roll. This Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice favorite is a musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son, Joseph. Lunch will be served preceding production. Registration deadline: July 27. $52 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Aug. 10

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

MCGC F&M

5739

THUNDER VALLEY A fun family entertainment center in Salem promises to be an evening filled with lots of laughter and surprises. Take in a round of mini-golf, ride the go-carts, take a turn in the batting cage and try your luck in the arcade with skeeball, air hockey, cranes and games. Dinner will be at the center featuring concession foods. $17, includes go-cart ride, minigolf and batting cage; additional tickets can be purchased at the center. Registration deadline: Aug. 5. $8 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Aug. 12

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

F&M MCGC

5740

PULASKI YANKEES Visit Calfee Park, the ninth oldest Minor League Baseball Park in America. After a successful inaugural year and a solid playoff run, the Pulaski Yankees are geared up for a second season at Calfee Park. Come be a part of the action as the Yankees take on Bluefield. Dinner will be on your own at the newly-opened Al’s on First restaurant in Pulaski, featuring fresh salads, chargrilled burgers and other entrees. Participants will purchase their own $8 admission ticket at the game. Registration deadline: Aug. 12. $8 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Aug. 19

3:30-10:30 p.m. 4-10 p.m.

Gables F&M

5741

photos of Thunder Valley courtesy of www.thundervalley.net


MYSTERY TOUR Travel via motor coach to a mystery destination! Fee includes transportation and lunch. This excursion is co-sponsored by Blacksburg and Christiansburg Parks and Recreation. Registration deadline: Aug. 1. $60 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 30

6:30 a.m.

CRC

5742

A NIGHT with JANIS JOPLIN This electrifying concert celebrates the Queen of Rock and Roll at the Barter. Bursting into the music scene in 1967, Joplin’s unmistakable voice filled with emotion and a bit of Southern influence made her a headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Lunch will be on your own preceding production at the Dutch Pantry, a neat Mennonite deli featuring salads and sandwiches. Registration deadline: Aug. 15. $39 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Sept. 6

9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5743

CANA’S PRODUCE ALLEY Witness a unique cultural experience along the six-mile stretch of road in Fancy Gap with a vast array of produce stands carrying the freshest items available in season. Peaches, apples, cantaloupe, beans and tomatoes can be found, along with jams, jellies, hams and fresh plants. Lunch will be on your own in Mount Airy. Registration deadline: Sept. 2. $10 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Sept. 9

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

F&M MCGC

5744

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY CRUISE Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Smith Mountain Lake while enjoying a narrative tour. A park ranger from Smith Mountain Lake will talk about the wildlife in and around the lake. Learn what makes Smith Mountain Lake such a great vacation destination. Registration deadline: Aug. 18. $58 DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Sept. 21

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

F&M MCGC

5745

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32 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks 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. EDIBLE PLANT WALK Join naturalist, Carrie Sparks, at the Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia on an edible and medicinal plant walk. Learn interesting tidbits about “the weeds” in our yard that are edible and learn to identify which plants are used for medicinal purposes. Lunch will be on your own at the Dutch Pantry restaurant, a Mennonite family business featuring salads and sandwiches. Registration deadline: May 26. $20, level II DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., June 2

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

F&M MCGC

5746

HONEYBEES and ME Learn interesting facts about honeybees - how they communicate, their bee colony, the queens and the drones and what role they play in the hive, how they produce beeswax and fun tidbits about the industrious worker bees. Learn the importance of the honeybee in our daily food sources. Sue Hossack with the NRV Beekeepers Association will join us for this fun, educational program and garden visit. Lunch will be on your own. Registration deadline: June 16. $10, level I DATE

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LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., June 23

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

F&M MCGC

5747

WILD MUSHROOM WALK Take in the high country Floyd County air as we search for wild, edible mushrooms with Randy Fisher - a certified USDA Wild Mushroom Cultivator. He will teach us about what it takes to find those tasty delights in the wild! Lunch will be on your own in historic downtown Floyd. Registration deadline: one week prior to course. $20, level II DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., July 27

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Floyd

5759

WATER ADVENTURES It’s summer, it’s hot and it’s time to take to the water! See pages 13 through 16 for fun rafting and kayaking adventures! Paddling is a wonderful group activity that anyone can enjoy. If you like viewing nature without all the crowds, the James River rafting adventures should be right up your alley. The New River is one of the best places to float with its fast-paced currents and breathtaking scenery. Dusk is also a magical time to be out on the water. Plan your outdoor water adventures with us this summer. Experience something new or hone your paddling skills with an outing on the water. Enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife our area has to offer!


Participant:_____________________________________________________ Male o Female o 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: ________________________________ Would you like to receive text messages from us? Yes o | No o Cell carrier __________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________ City/Town: __________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: __________ Emergency Contact: _________________________________________ Phone: ________________ Would you be interested in being a coach or assistant coach? Yes o No o 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 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

betadine q iodine q neosporin q benadryl q

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 (look for Parks and Rec van)

q First & Main Shopping Center 1490 S. Main St., Blacksburg Behind Anytime Fitness (look for Parks and Rec van)

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34 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks If applicable, please select from the following: FOOTBALL & FALL BALL (jersey only for Fall Ball) (please note: we do NOT have sample sizes) Jersey size:

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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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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 Summer Brochure  

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

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

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