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How to register: Register online at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks or use the form in the back of this book. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 11. Mail-in registrations will be processed in the order they are received at the open of business on Jan. 11. Please call (540) 382-6975 if you have questions. 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, trips andathletics programs are cancelled. Our cancellation line will be updated in the event an athletics program is cancelled: (540) 382-4596.

Mitchell Haugh Director of Parks & Recreation

Ashley Hadidian Recreation Assistant

Leigh Anne Stover Senior Program Assistant

Terry Matney Maintenance Crew Leader

Recreation Supervisors Kemvia Adams-Bush Senior Programs, Tours

Ben Sharp Maintenance Crew Leader

haughmb@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

stoverla@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

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

hadidianad@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Gary Creed Board of Supervisors Representative Ginny Peeples Trey Wolz Planning Commission Liaison Cory Thompson Howard Eaves - Vice Chair Stephen Cole Don Karnes Susan Miller - Chair Geffrey Moy Neal Feierabend


AEP .......................... 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, 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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SPRING FITNESS BOOTCAMP

Come out and shed those unwanted pounds before beach and pool season begins! This class will consist of circuits in the areas of strength, cardio and endurance training. It will be based on your own fitness level, but we will be there to push you through to the results you are looking for. For ONLY $15, you’ve got nothing to lose - except the pounds! DATES Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26

TIME 6-7 p.m. 6-7 p.m.

LOCATION MCPAC MCPAC

COURSE 5888 5889

FROG POND and FROG HOPPER CAMP STAFF NEEDED

Starting this spring, keep an eye out if you want to become part of our staff for the 2017 Summer Season! If you’re looking for a fun, exciting summer job, this is your opportunity! Frog Pond pool staff will include head guards, lifeguards and front gate attendants. Frog Hopper Summer Camp staff will include camp director and counselors. Check job availability and apply online when they become open at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/hr. We hope to see you this summer!


Having the skills to save a life in an emergency situation could mean life or death for a friend or family member. The American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED and Lifeguard courses are one way to learn those skills you may need. For more heart-health facts, visit www.theheartfoundation.org.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation offers these courses below! LIFEGUARD CLASS This American Red Cross Certified Course will provide you with the necessary skills to become a Certified Lifeguard. The course will include American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED and Lifeguard training. Individuals interested in the class should be strong swimmers and come prepared to be challenged with these new skills. After the completion of the course, you will receive a certification card for each skill listed above. If you are selected for an interview and hired with Montgomery County Parks and Rec, you will receive a $75 refund at the end of the pool season. Please note: taking this class does NOT guarantee a job with MCPR; your application will be considered with all other applications. However - for your consideration - you must list your expected date of completion for this course on the application. Deadline: April 28. $250, fee includes registration and CPR mask. Space is limited to the first 15 participants. Register at: bit.ly/RegisterMCPR DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

TBD

TBD

Blacksburg Aquatic Center

5886

AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID/CPR/AED COURSE (ages 15+) This course is instructed by certified American Red Cross instructors. It 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

Apr 15

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

MCPAC

5887

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To register for the Boating Safety course, you must log on to http://bitly.com/boatersafety We are not taking registrations through MCPR.

DATES

TIME

LOCATION

Sat., Mar 18

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

MCGC

AFTER-SCHOOL ROCK WALL What better way to stretch those winter legs than go indoor rock climbing? Stay after school and get right to business with the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff! We’ll get you orientated with climbing skills and provide equipment to have a fun, safe experience. Register early because this class fills up quick! Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $15 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Mar 7 Tues., Mar 14

3:30-5 p.m. 3:30-5 p.m.

PFES EMES

5923 5925

NRV SENIOR GAMES Blacksburg Parks and Recreation serves as host for a favorite annual event for those 50 and above! Participate or watch your fellow seniors compete in events including shuffleboard, badminton, golf, bowling, horseshoes, cards, bocce ball and much more. Events will be held April 21-28. Registration forms and more details will be available in early February. For additional information, contact your local recreation department or call (540) 961-1134.


YOUTH FIT (ages 6-11) Your child will learn a variety of dance techniques - with a whole lotta movin’ goin’ on! This class will include introduction to Jazz dance and will include moves from Hip-Hop, Zumba and more. This is a greta way to exercise and get fit while having FUN! $46 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Feb 8 Wed., Mar 15

5:30-6:30 p.m.

MCGC

5894

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

Fri., Jan 27 Fri., Feb 24 Fri., Mar 31 Fri., Apr 28 Fri., May 26

6-9 p.m. (all sessions)

MCPAC (all sessions)

5918 5919 5920 5921 5922

KIDS FISHING DAY (ages 15 and under) Kids Fishing Day is a FREE event sponsored by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, the National Forest Service and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The annual event starts at 8 a.m. at Pandapas Pond. Kids younger than 16 can fish for free and enter their catches in a fishing derby competition. Area game wardens will be on hand to measure the fish. At noon, a whistle will blow and the fishing derby ends! There will be ribbons and prizes for the first and second largest fish, the third largest fish combined and the smallest fish. Montgomery County Parks and Recreation will be cooking hotdogs and serving lemonade. Come join the fun! Several special regulations will be in place on Saturday to accommodate the event - the pond is stocked with large fish especially for the event, fishing is not allowed after noon on Friday until the event begins on Saturday. No one older than 15 is allowed to fish on Saturday until the event is over - this is the kids’ day! The trail around the pond is closed to all use except the fishing derby from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6. For more information, contact the Eastern Divide Ranger District at (540) 552-4641. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Sat., May 6

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Pandapas Pond

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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) 382-6975. 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. TRIAD 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 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. Takes place on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 3-6 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. FREE

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 on how to recognize when a scam is taking place and encourage them to notify 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. email list to receive updates on current scams, contact Doug Adkins at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office - adkinsdm@montgomerycountyva. LOCKBOX PROGRAM The Lockbox Program available for older adults provides 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. If you have questions, 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-ofthe-art technologies and strategies to prevent or reduce the potential of harm to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, 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 Christiansburg Police Department’s Crime Prevention Specialist Nathan Delp at (540) 382-3131 or Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Chris Lucas at (540) 382-6915, x44415.


The Montgomery County Model Airplane Club (McMAC) is located in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, serving Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Virginia Tech and surrounding vicinities. 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!

The Let the Kid’s Play Scholarship Fund was created 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. It 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 used for kids right here in our Montgomery County service area. Children need a chance to run, be on a team, learn from coaches/instructors and have the opportunity to just go play. (540) 382.6975 | 9


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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.


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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. You are responsible for your own transportation. Registration deadline: Jan. 12. $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 22 - end of season

3-10 p.m.

Winterplace Ski Resort

5849

LET’S GO SNOWTUBING! (must be 44” or taller) Ride the largest snowtubing park in West Virginia at Winterplace! Join us for a Saturday afternoon of family fun. The snowtubing park has 16 lanes, five tubing lifts and 600 snowtubes. Sip hot chocolate and take a break in front of the huge natural stone fireplace. The lodge offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs and more. Adult supervision required for ages 9 and under. We will meet in the very back parking lot at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg (take Reading Road to the fourth parking lot on the right). Registration deadline: Jan 30. $40 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat., Feb. 4

12-6:30 p.m.

Winterplace Ski Resort

5895

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14 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks TREETOP CANOPY ZIPLINE TOUR (ages 7+) Ever wanted to fly like a bird? Now is your chance with Montgomery County Parks and Recreation and Ace Adventure Resort! This treetop canopy tour will take you along the rim of the New River Gorge in WV on nine different ziplines. Some of the zips are as high as 100 feet in the air and 300 feet long, reaching speeds of 35 mph. This year Ace has added duel zips so you can experience the thrill of flight with your significant other or a friend. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to experience the outdoors. Dinner will be on your own during a quick stop on the way home. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Registration deadline: one week prior to program. We will meet in the very back parking lot at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg (take Reading Road to the fourth parking lot on the right). Regardless of age, participants must weigh at least 70 pounds and no more than 290 pounds - no exceptions. Registration deadline: May 1. $125 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat., May 13

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oakhill, WV

5917

SPRING ROCK CLIMBING (ages 18+) 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. We will meet in the very back parking lot at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg (take Reading Road to the fourth parking lot on the right). Registration deadline: April 11. $30 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Apr. 16

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bozoo, WV

5890

WHITEWATER KAYAKING INSTRUCTION WEEKEND (ages 13+) DAY ONE - After we get you acquainted with your kayak and the rest of your gear, we will immediately get to work so that you feel in control of your boat. The fist day of instruction will take place in calm, user-friendly water. We will 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! A day of practice will help you build a perfect foundation of smart paddling habits that are grounded in good technique. DAY TWO - We start putting the basics of what we learned on Day One to work in a scenic 8.5-mile, Class II section of the New River. We will review the paddling skills you 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 currents, peel-outs, eddy turns, steering, balance and bracing in currents. All equipment, instruction and transportation are provided. We will meet in the very back parking lot at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg (take Reading Road to the fourth parking lot on the right). Registration deadline: May 30. $70 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat.-Sun., June 3-4

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5891


SIT-on-TOP KAYAKING (ages 11+) Have you been on several rafting trips and are ready for the next adventure? Are you interested in whitewater kayaking, but you’re worried that being upside down in a kayak while learning to roll might not be right for you? A Sit-on-Top paddling trip is the perfect adventure! These are trips for anyone who wants to get out on the river and experience the sensation of paddling your own boat without having prior experience. Our new Sit-on-Top kayaks will allow you to try whitewater kayaking and have fun on the river for a day with experienced and entertaining guides. We provide all gear, equipment, shuttle and professional instruction. The fun and convenient benefit of a Sit-on-Top kayak is the ease of maneuvering downstream, combined with its stability and forgiving nature. Should you tip over, its very easy to recover by just climbing back on! We will meet in the very back parking lot at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg (take Reading Road to the fourth parking lot on the right).Registration deadline: one week prior to trip. $30 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., May 14

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5579

SENIOR SIT-on-TOP KAYAKING If you love being out on the river on one of our rafting programs, but want a little more freedom controlling your own watercraft, 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 in a safe environment on calm, clear water. Take in the sights and sounds of water splashing around you. Lunch will be provided on the waterfront on this great outdoor program! We will meet in the very back parking lot at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg (take Reading Road to the fourth parking lot on the right). Registration deadline: May 2. $30 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., May 9

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Carvins Cove

5893

SENIOR BREAKFAST on the WATER What better way to start out the day than with breakfast along with a relaxing float on the calm waters of Claytor Lake? We’ll provide the guide and all the rafting equipment needed for a wonderful outing on the water! This will be a great opportunity for wildlife photography in the early morning light before boats, planes and automobiles scare off all the critters. Trip will leave from the very back parking lot of the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg (take Reading Road tot he fourth parking lot on the right.) Registration deadline: May 4. $30 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Jun 9

7:30-11 a.m.

Claytor Lake

5896

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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 KIDS PLAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Let the Kids Play Scholarship Fund was created 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. It 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 used 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 (540) 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

UMPIRES NEEDED

Do you have a love for sports and would like to earn some extra money? Officials, Umpires and Referees are always in high demand! If you’re interested in becoming a game official, please contact our Director of Officiating, Dr. Gary Santolla, at santgl@yahoo.com or give us a call at (540) 382-6975. Umpires, referees and officials are independent contractors for MCPR.


AUBURN ATHLETICS Chris Slusher, slusherce@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Wed., Jan. 11 and end on Fri., Mar. 3 NO LATE REGISTRATIONS START SMART BASEBALL (coed ages 3-4) This program teaches the basic motor skills necessary to play organized teeball, baseball and softball while participants work one-on-one with their parents. The program focuses on such skills as throwing, catching, batting, running and agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Location: AES2. Course number 5904. $40 TEEBALL (coed ages 5-6) Teeball is a timeless classic; the sport develops the primary skills of hitting, running, fielding and throwing. Teeball players will gain an understanding of the fundamental rules of baseball and softball. Participants’ age as of May 1 will determine division placement. Season starts in April and runs through early June. Location: AES/MMP. Course number 5905. $40 COACH-PITCH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL (boys/girls ages 7-8) Coach-pitch baseball and softball stress individual skill development and game understanding in a relaxed and recreational atmosphere. Coach-pitch seasons consist of teams from area New River Valley rec departments to form a true baseball/softball league. Participants’ age as of May 1 will determine division placement. Season starts in April and runs through June. $40 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

Coach-Pitch Baseball Coach-Pitch Softball

7-8

PC

5897

7-8

AES2

5898

DIXIE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL (boys/girls ages 9-14) Dixie League Baseball and Softball’s goal is to teach young players the fundamentals of the sport, focusing on pitching, batting, throwing and fielding. Auburn teams will compete with neighboring areas such as Pulaski, Giles, Radford, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Eastern Montgomery. Seasons for both baseball and softball will begin in late March. League placement is based on age: May 1, 2017 for boys baseball and Jan. 1, 2017 for girls softball. Registration MUST be made on time to ensure league eligibility requirements. Registration deadline is Friday, March 3. $50 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

AAA Baseball

9-10

PC

5899

Ozone Baseball

11-12

MMP

5902

Boys Baseball

13-14

AHS

5901

Angels Softball

9-10

AES2

5900

Ponytails Softball

11-12

MMP

5903

Belles Softball

13-15

AHS

5924

AUBURN FIELD GUIDE AES1 (Teeball field)

Auburn Elementary, 1760 Auburn School Dr., Riner

AES2 (Softball field)

Auburn Elementary, 1760 Auburn School Dr., Riner

AHS (Varsity field)

Auburn High, 1650 Auburn School Dr., Riner

PC (Dixie field)

Plum Creek Park, 1515 Hornsby Dr., Christiansburg

MMP (Dixie field)

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EASTERN MONTGOMERY ATHLETICS Andy Mabe, mabeal@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Wed., Jan. 11 and end on Fri., Mar. 3 NO LATE REGISTRATIONS START SMART BASEBALL (coed ages 3-4) This program teaches the basic motor skills necessary to play organized teeball, baseball and softball while participants work one-on-one with their parents. The program focuses on such skills as throwing, catching, batting, running and agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Location: EMES. Course number 5914. $40 TEEBALL (coed ages 5-6) Teeball is a timeless classic; the sport develops the primary skills of hitting, running, fielding and throwing. Teeball players will gain an understanding of the fundamental rules of baseball and softball. Participants’ age as of May 1 will determine division placement. Season starts in April and runs through early June. Location: EMES. Course number 5915. $40 COACH-PITCH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL (boys/girls ages 7-8) Coach-pitch baseball and softball stress individual skill development and game understanding in a relaxed and recreational atmosphere. Coach-pitch seasons consist of teams from area New River Valley rec departments to form a true baseball/softball league. Participants’ age as of May 1 will determine division placement. $40 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

Coach-Pitch Baseball

7-8

EMES

5906

Coach-Pitch Softball

7-8

SES2

5907

DIXIE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL (boys/girls ages 9-14) Dixie League Baseball and Softball’s goal is to teach young players the fundamentals of the sport, focusing on pitching, batting, throwing and fielding. Eastern Montgomery teams will compete with neighboring areas such as Pulaski, Giles, Radford, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Auburn. Seasons for both baseball and softball will begin in late March. League placement is based on age: May 1, 2017 for boys baseball and Jan. 1, 2017 for girls softball. Registration MUST be made on time to ensure league eligibility requirements. Registration deadline is Friday, March 4. $50 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

AAA Baseball

9-10

SES1

5908

Ozone Baseball

11-12

SES1

5912

Boys Baseball

13-14

EMHS

5911

Angels Softball

9-10

SES2

5909

Ponytails Softball

11-12

SES2

5913

Belles Softball

13-15

EMHS

5910

EASTERN MONTGOMERY FIELD GUIDE EMES (Teeball field)

East Mont Elementary, 4580 Eastern Montgomery Ln., Elliston

SES1 (Dixie field)

Old Shawsville Middle, 4390 Riffe St., Elliston

SES2 (Dixie softball field)

Old Shawsville Elementary, 4390 Riffe St., Elliston

EMHS (Varsity field)

East Mont High, 4695 Crozier Rd., Elliston


PRICE’S FORK/BLACKSBURG ATHLETICS Andy Mabe, mabeal@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Wed., Jan. 11 and end on Fri., Mar. 3 NO LATE REGISTRATIONS TEEBALL (coed ages 5-6) Teeball is a timeless classic; the sport develops the primary skills of hitting, running, fielding and throwing. Teeball players will gain an understanding of the fundamental rules of baseball and softball. Participants’ age as of May 1 will determine division placement. Season starts in April and runs through early June. Location: Price’s Fork Elementary School. Course number 5916. $40 BLACKSBURG BASEBALL ASSOCIATION The Blacksburg Baseball Association (BBA) is a self-funded, non-profit organization developed to provide players in the Blacksburg school district with the opportunity to participate in competitive baseball. The BBA is an official franchise of Dixie Youth Baseball and offers leagues for CoachPitch through Dixie Boys. For more information on the BBA or to register for their leagues, visit www.blacksburgbaseball.com. BLACKSBURG DIXIE SOFTBALL Youth softball for the Blacksburg school district is offered through the Blacksburg Dixie Softball Association (BDS). They offer youth softball from Coach-Pitch through Dixie Belles. For more information on BDS or to register for their leagues, visit www.blacksburgdixiesoftball.com.

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

BOOKMAKING Make a one-of-a-kind book for yourself or as a gift. Choose from folded or stitched binding, design your own cover and experiment with lettering and embellishment. Materials provided. Registration deadline: Jan. 12. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, Jan 14

12 p.m.

ML

5927

HOBO SOUP BINGO Bring your favorite ingredient to add to our pot of soup. Grilled cheese and peanut butter sandwiches, drinks and dessert will be provided. Bring four quarters for Bingo prizes. Registration deadline: Jan. 18. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues, Jan 24

12 p.m.

CRC

5928

WINTER BIRDING Naturalist Bill Sydor will give a Powerpoint presentation about local winter birds. Following the presentation you’ll have an opportunity to learn creative ways to make wildlife treats - a great way to view winter birds and provide them with the nutrition they need in cold weather. Registration deadline: Jan. 23. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Jan 26

1 p.m.

MCC

5929

QUILTING MARATHON Meadowbrook Quilters will be hosting a quilting marathon and the public is invited! Come see these skilled individuals working on projects and have an opportunity to ask them questions! Bring your own quilting projects to join them. This program is open to all ages. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, Jan 28

8 a.m.-8 p.m.

MCC

5930

FORMAL/PROM DRESS DRIVE Do you have a form dress you’ll never wear again taking up space in your closet? Donate your gently worn, clean formal gown to the Meadowbrook Public Library for their annual prom dress drive. Items can be dropped off at the Parks and Recreation office or the Meadowbrook Library. Call (540) 268-1964 for additional information. The drive will be held January 1 through March 1, 2017. AN AFFAIR of the HEART Help us promote the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign by wearing red! This program educates women about the dangers of stroke, heart attack and other heart diseases. Lunch and door prizes provided. Our guest speaker will talk about how knowing your numbers could save your life. Lunch sponsored by the Holiday Inn Christiansburg. Registration deadline: Feb. 2. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri, Feb 10

11 a.m.

Holiday Inn - Christiansburg

5931


CANDY BAR BINGO Bingo is an old-fashioned game that never goes out of style! We’ll add a chocolate twist for our annual Valentine’s celebration. Each participant brings two wrapped, full-sized candy bars to be placed in the prize pool. Participants are requested to bring their favorite chocolate confection to share for refreshments. Registration deadline: Feb. 13. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Feb 16

1 p.m.

MCC

5932

INDOOR CORNHOLE Cornhole is all about having a good time! Experience or not, come and have fun in our social tournament with door prizes, lunch and plenty of cornhole fun! Registration deadline: Feb. 21. $5 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Feb 23

11 a.m.

MCGC

5933

FUN with ACRYLICS Painting with acrylics is easy, fun and rewarding. Within a couple of hours, a local artist will give you step-by-step instructions and you’ll paint and take home your own masterpiece of whimsical daisies. No painting experience necessary. Participants are to bring their own black canvas, paints and brushes will be provided. Registration deadline: Mar. 9. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Mar 16

10 a.m.

MCGC

5934

SPRINGTIME SURPRISE Come out for a fun time as you learn to make a crafty and edible project for Easter, then participate in a surprise activity that is sure to make you laugh! Don’t miss the fun! Registration deadline: Apil 10. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Apr 13

11 a.m.

MCC

5935

TRACTOR SHOW and EAST MONT GARDEN DAY Celebrate springtime with a visit to the East Mont Garden Day on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Center courtyard. There will be a bake sale, perennials and vegetable plants for sale, arts and crafts booths, farmers market, music and free children’s activities courtesy of the library. Enter your tractor or lawn mower in the Tractor Show! Prizes will be awarded for people’s choice, most original tractors and most unique riding lawnmower. Registration for the show begins at 8:30 a.m., judging will be at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the Meadowbrook Library at (540) 268-1964. CAREGIVERS GUIDE to WANDERING Wandering is a constant concern for those who care for people with dementia. Join us for this informative program presented by Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, the New River Valley Agency on Aging and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. You’ll learn how to keep your loved one at home longer and give yourself a piece of mind. A light dinner and door prizes will be provided by Commonwealth Senior Living. Registration deadline: May 4. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, May 11

6 p.m.

ML

5936

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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): First & Main Shopping Center: in the upper right parking lot past Anytime Fitness (do not park in front of any businesses); 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., Jan 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 Jan. 11 to be processed in the order they are received at the open of business that day.


KINGDOM HEIRS From the Mountains of East Tennessee home of the Kingdom Heirs, one of Southern Gospel music’s top male quartets. The Kingdom Heirs is the resident gospel group at Dollywood and a favorite to millions everywhere. The concert will be held at Maranatha Baptist Church with an early dinner on our own at Chili’s restaurant. Registration deadline: Jan. 18. $28 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, Jan 28

1-9:30 p.m. 1:30-9 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5937

NRCC FIDDLE & BANJO - Gravel Road This evening’s performers are Gravel Road - a youth bluegrass band from the Floyd area - and the Wolfe Brothers with their unique old-time sound, singing rarely-heard traditional songs and tunes. Dinner on your own preceding concert at Al’s on First, featuring American cuisine. There is no admission fee, but a donation will be taken to help cover the band’s travel costs. Registration deadline: Jan. 12. $10 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, Jan 14

2-11:30 p.m. 2:30-4 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5938

NRCC FIDDLE & BANJO - Mountain Thunder Mountain Thunder and the Crooked Road Ramblers are the featured performers this evening at the NRCC Fiddle and Banjo Club. The performers are hard-driving bluegrass bands that are crowd pleasers. Dinner on your own at MK’s Gourmet Pizzeria. There is no admission fee, but a donation will be taken to help cover the band’s travel costs. Registration deadline: Feb. 2. $10 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, Feb 11

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

F&M MCGC

5939

HANK WILLIAMS This show at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theater is musical biography of this legendary singer-songwriter that follows Williams from his humble beginnings to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry. Lunch will be served prior to production. Registration deadline: Jan. 30. $52 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Feb 9

11 a.m.-6 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5940

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24 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks CIRCUS OZ Expect two hours of breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring aerobatic performances, cheeky humor and a live band with Circus Oz at the Moss Center! Australia’s National Circus is a dynamic showcase of jugglers, unicyclists, trapeze artists and musical acrobats - a fun evening not to be missed! Dinner will be on your own preceding performance at Mellow Mushroom. Registration deadline: Jan. 25. $35 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri, Feb 10

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

MCGC F&M

5941

IMAX THEATER Celebrate Valentine’s Day with lunch and a movie at the IMAX Theater. Lunch will be on your own at the Cinebowl Grille, followed by the featured IMAX movie. Registration deadline: Feb. 7. $5 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues, Feb 14

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5942

RU PLANETARIUM Take in a professionally-produced show by Evans and Sutherland at the Radford University Planetarium to get a glimpse of some of the universe’s greatest wonders. The planetarium features reclining seats and a Newtonian mirror-based full-dome projector. Dinner will be on your own preceding the show at the Fatback Soul Shack, featuring southern-style food. Registration deadline: Feb. 14. $8 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues, Feb 21

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

F&M MCGC

5943

ICE HOCKEY Exciting times ahead for the Rail Yard Dawgs - the Star City’s Professional Hockey League - during their inaugural season. Experience the excitement as the Dawgs take on Pensacola at the Berglund Center. Dinner on your own at K&W before the game. Registration deadline: Feb. 10. Inclement weather date is March 17. $30, includes admission DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri, Feb 17

3:30-11:30 p.m. 4-11 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5944

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BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY This production is a celebration of the brief life of Buddy Holly who exhibited that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor and charm and has become a legend of his time. This production at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theater has become “the world’s most successful rock-and-roll musical.” Lunch will be served preceding production. Registration deadline: Mar. 14. $52 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Mar 23

11 a.m.-6 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5945

DORI FREEMAN The 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference being held at Virginia Tech hosts a spring concert at the Moss Center. Dori Freeman learned to play the guitar at 15 and began writing her own material a few years later. Her style is influenced by her Applachian upbringing, bluegrass, rhythm and blues and old country. Dinner will be on your own preceding concert at Lefty’s Main Street Grille.Registration deadline: Feb. 2. $35 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri, Mar 10

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

MCGC F&M

5946

STRONGMAN COMPETITION Come see this elite group of athletes competing to become the Strongest Man and Strongest Woman at the Lancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton, hosted by Tristar Roanoke and the Roanoke Barbell Club! Desire, determination and discipline are the building blocks for these athletes to compete in amateur and professional Strongman competitions worldwide! Events to be determined, but may include such Strongman favorites as tire flipping, keg tossing and car deadlifting. You may even see one of Parks & Recreation’s own employees competiting! Lots of fun for all ages. Lunch will be on your own. Event entry is free, but donations for a local charity will be welcomed. Registration deadline: Mar. 3. $8 transportation fee DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, Mar 11

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

F&M MCGC

5960

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26 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks THURSDAY NIGHT JAM Take in a Thursday Night Jam Session at the Historic MacArthur Inn in Narrows. After years of neglect, this historic inn has been renovated and you will have dinner in the main dining room with a set menu. Join the toe-tapping fun! Bring an instrument to join in, wear your cowboy boots to kick up your heels or simply sit and enjoy the music. Registration deadline: Mar. 23. $20, includes dinner DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Mar 30

4:30-10 p.m. 5-9:30 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5947

SOUTHWEST VA BALLET A cast of more than six dancers bring to life William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet - the passionate story of two young people who fight and love until the end. The performance at the Moss Center is set to a mesmerizing score by Sergei Prokofiev and the set is designed by internationally-renowned artists. Dinner on your own preceding production at Olive Garden. Registration deadline: Feb. 7. $45 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, Apr 1

4-11:30 p.m. 4:30-11 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5948

QUICK and HEALTHY COOKING Join Roya Gharavi - author and owner of Gourmet Pantry - for an afternoon of cooking demonstrations focusing on quick and healthy recipes for one, two or three people. Roya’s focus is on simplicity and nutrition with fresh ingredients. Whatever your skill level, you’ll learn to make cuisine the way you like it and learn how to season food to your taste. Share Roya’s passion for delicious dishes, enjoy a general sampling of recipes and learn simple techniques to make gourmet food in your own kitchen. Registration deadline: Mar. 24. $75 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues, Apr 4

12:15-4:30 p.m. 12:45-4 p.m.

MCGC F&M

5949

NRV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Enjoy an evening with the New River Valley Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Steven White at the Moss Center. Audience favorites include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Sibelius’ Finlandia and others! Dinner on your own at the Farmhouse Restaurant preceding concert. Registration deadline: Feb. 22. $15 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Apr 6

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

MCGC F&M

5950

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM The Barter Theater presents William Shakespeare’s comedy - a Midsummer Night’s Dream. One of Shakespeare’s most popular works of the adventures of four young Athenian lovers who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. Lunch on your own at The Peppermill Restaurant preceding performance. Registration deadline: Mar. 27. $45 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, Apr 20

8:45 a.m.-7 p.m. 9:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5951


GARDENING EXCURSION This excursion will provide an opportunity to select a variety of premium vegetable, flowering and perennial plants just in time for spring planting! We’ll visit Millmont Greenhouse in Stuarts Draft and Sharing Flowers in Botetourt. Lunch will be on your own at Scottos Trattoria - an Italian restaurant featuring pasta, pizza, subs and salads.Registration deadline: Apr. 26. $12 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs, May 4

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

F&M MCGC

5952

GRANDIN THEATER Take in a free classic film at the Grandin - the series features one of the distinguished or unique works of cinema that have transcended time and trends and are still enjoyed by audiences today. Following the movie, lunch and time on your own in the Historic Grandin Village to explore the many quaint shops and unique restaurants. Registration deadline: May 4. $10 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat, May 13

8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5953

THEN SINGS MY SOUL This inspirational show features historical spirituals from Southern Gospel to Contemporary Praise and Worship at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theater. This show will have songs by the Carter Family, Elvis, the Gaither’s and many more! Lunch will be served prior to production. Registration deadline: May 9. $52 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., May 18

11 a.m.-6 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5954

NRV SENIOR GAMES Blacksburg Parks and Recreation serves as host for a favorite annual event for those 50 and above! Participate or watch your fellow seniors compete in events including shuffleboard, badminton, golf, bowling, horseshoes, cards, bocce ball and much more. Events will be held April 21-28. Registration forms and more details will be available in early February. For additional information, contact your local recreation department or call (540) 961-1134.

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28 | 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. Level 1 = leisurely stroll, Level II = moderate exercise, Level III = heart-pumping exercise. VT CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER Bundle up, join in the winter fun and get your exercise by trying your hand at the new Disc Golf Course at the CRC. Step into the snack bar for a cup of brew and warm up a bit before heading out on a walk around the CRC. Lunch on your own following the brisk morning exercise. Registration deadline: Feb. 1. $5, level I DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon, Feb 13

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

MCGC F&M

5955

GREEN ROOFS Tour the Riverbend Nursery Childress Farm and learn about the Live Roof product that has been used on over 1 million square feet of green roof since 2006. You’ll learn about the system options including various types of plants that make Live Roof so unique. Lunch will be on your own at the White Barrel Winery. Registration deadline: Feb. 15. $12, level I DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed, Feb 22

10:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5956

EXPLORE PARK Enjoy a brisk, two-mile walk along the River Walk at Explore Park! This trail meanders along the Roanoke River. Bring your binoculars for birdwatching and cameras as wildlife should be abundant along the river. Lunch following hike in downtown Roanoke. Registration deadline: Mar. 14. $12, level I DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues, Mar 21

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

5957

WILDFLOWER WALK This Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34-mile rail trail that runs through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area - an easy hiking adventure, rich in beauty and regional history. We’ll take a three-mile walk along the trail in Alvarado in search of spring wildflowers. Lunch on your own at Cracker Barrel. Registration deadline: Apr. 4. Inclement weather date is Apr. 18. $20, level II DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues, Apr 11

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

F&M MCGC

5958

REYNOLDA GARDENS Explore the gardens that are a part of the estate of Mr. and Mrs. R J Reynolds. The gardens have been restored to their early twentieth century plans, combined with modern-day horticulture best practices. We’ll take a short walk along the woodland trail, then you’ll have time on your own to explore the conservatory, greenhouses, formal and sunken gardens, and an opportunity to purchase plants! Lunch on your own at the Silo Bistro, featuring salads and sandwiches. Registration deadline: Apr. 24. $20, level I DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues, May 2

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

F&M MCGC

5959


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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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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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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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2017 Winter-Spring Brochure  

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation's 2017 Winter-Spring Brochure - Montgomery County, VA

2017 Winter-Spring Brochure  

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation's 2017 Winter-Spring Brochure - Montgomery County, VA

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