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registration information

Registration for summer programs will begin on Wed., May 10, at 8:30 a.m.

how to register

1. Register online - visit www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks, click Register Online in the top right corner, find your fun events for the season, add them to your cart and pay using your Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express. If you have registered with us before and provided your email address, you already have an account. Enter your email address and click “Forgot your password?” for a reset email to be sent to you. If you need to create an account, click “Create New Account” and follow the 5 simple steps to get set up! 2. Mail your registration - we accept mailed-in registrations anytime (form in the back of this book), as long as a program is still open. If you mail your registration prior to program registration opening for the season, it will be kept on file and processed at the open of business on the day registration begins. Please make checks payable to Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Our address is at the bottom of the page. 3. Register by phone - give us a call at (540) 382-6975 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.) to register for programs or reserve our facilities. 4. Come see us! - we are open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We accept cash, check or credit card payments in person.

refunds

Refunds are available if requested before the registration deadline of a program, unless tickets have been ordered. Pro-rated refunds will be considered mid-way through an activity on a case-by-case basis. Refunds are automatic when a program is cancelled by MCPR.

inclement weather

If Montgomery County schools are closed, athletics programs are cancelled. Our athletics cancellation line (540.381-6843) will be updated by 4 p.m. if there are any cancellations. Our Athletics Facebook page will also be updated - www.facebook.com/mcparksrec.athletics.

the autumn brochure will be available Sept. 6

keep in touch Phone: 540.382-6975 | Cancellation line: 540.381-6843 www.MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/Parks

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1E Christiansburg, VA 24073

mcpr@montgomerycountyva.gov www.facebook.com/mcparksrec www.twitter.com/mcparksrec www.youtube.com/mcpr6975


frog pond swimming pool summer camps community programs special events outdoor adventure athletics community policing events active adults tours & excursions mountain trekkers walking club program registration amenities

Mitchell Haugh Director of Parks & Recreation haughmb@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Chris Slusher Athletics | Auburn Strand slusherce@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

Andy Mabe Athletics | Eastern Montgomery Strand mabeal@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Ashley Hadidian Recreation Assistant hadidianad@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

Ginny Peeples

Terry Matney Maintenance Crew Leader

Stephen Cole

Ben Sharp Maintenance Crew Leader

Susan Miller - Chair

Mark Aker Aquatics & Community Programs akerma@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov

April DeMotts Board of Supervisors Representative

Trey Wolz Planning Commission Liaison Cory Thompson Howard Eaves - Vice Chair

Don Karnes

Geffrey Moy Neal Feierabend

County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its programs (540) 382.6975 | 3 Montgomery 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 Hethwood Market. Come on and check us out! 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.

Monday-Saturday , 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12-6 p.m. ages 1 & under | free ages 2-4 | $3 ages 5-54 | $5 ages 55+ | $2 all fees subject to change

opens Memorial Day, May 26, closes Labor Day, Sept. 5 open ONLY on Saturdays & Sundays while school is in session


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 12, 15, 19, 22

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

5964

June 7

Session II, July 10, 13, 17, 20

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

5965

July 5

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 12, 15, 19, 22

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5966

June 7

Session II, July 10, 13, 17, 20

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5967

July 5

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 12, 15, 19, 22

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5968

June 7

Session II, July 10, 13, 17, 20

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5969

July 5

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 12, 15, 19, 22

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5970

June 7

Session II, July 10, 13, 17, 20

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

5971

July 5

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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 Mid-County 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. $175 per session DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Session 1 - May 29-June 2

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

MCPAC

5972

Session 2 - June 5-9

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

MCPAC

5974

Session 3 - June 12-16

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

MCPAC

5975

Session 4 - June 19-23

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

MCPAC

5976

Session 5- June 26-30

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

MCPAC

5977

Session 6 - July 3-7 (camp closed July 4)*

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

MCPAC

5978

Session 7 - July 10-14

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

MCPAC

5979

Session 8 - July 17-21

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

MCPAC

5980

Session 9 - July 24-28

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

MCPAC

5981

Session 10 - July 31-Aug. 4

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

MCPAC

5973

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

MCPAC

5982

Aug. 7-8* *cost for this session is $140 **cost for this session is $70

The Frog Pond swimming pool underwent renovations in Fall of 2015, the day after closing for the summer. The renovations included new plaster, tiles, coping stones and stairs that are ADA compliant. With additional money that was approved within the renovation budget, a new water slide, umbrellas, palm tree tops and tables were purchased and the frog slide and tear drop water feature were repainted!


BASIC MANNERS for DOGS Participants will learn clicker training basics, management techniques and the best way to teach the basic behaviors a well-behaved pet knows, while building a strong relationship of mutual respect and trust with our canine companions. This class is open to dogs and puppies 11 weeks or oder at the start of class. Puppies must have their second round of Distemper (DHP) vaccines by the start of class). $80 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

DEADLINE

Thursdays, May 4-June 15

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center

5983

April 27

PRIVATE DOG TRAINING Do the issues you are facing with your dog go beyond basic obedience training? Then private training might be the right choice for you. More complex issues, such as reactivity, fearfulness, etc., are best addressed with a personalized training plan and a thorough look into the reasons for these behaviors. For private training, visit www.barksburgdogs.com or contact Stephanie Wilcke at sbowilcke@gmail.com. SUMMER SUNSHINE FITNESS CLASS (ages 18+) Keep those unwanted pounds off through the duration of summer with Summer Sunshine Fitness Classes. This class will consist of circuits in the areas of strength, cardio and endurance training. The classes will be based on your own fitness level, but we will be there to push you through to the results you are looking for. $15 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

DEADLINE

Session I, June 6, 13, 20, 27

6-7 p.m.

Mid-County Park

6022

May 30

Session II, June 5, 12, 19, 26

6-7 p.m.

Mid-County Park

6023

June 27

Session III, Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29

6-7 p.m.

Mid-County Park

6024

Aug. 1

Come visit Montgomery County’s newest addition to Mid-County Park! This unique play structure will challenge children ages 5-12. Explore the climbing nets or spin yourself dizzy on the Super Nova. Adult supervision suggested.

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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 SECRET LIFE of PETS (rated PG) The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke - a stray - whom Max instantly dislikes.

Friday, June 9

7 p.m.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT of the SHADOWS (rated PG-13) After facing Shredder - who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world - the Turtles must confront an even greater nemsis: the notorious Krang.

Friday, June 23

7 p.m.

SING (rated PG) In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.

Friday, July 7

7 p.m.

FINDING DORY (rated PG) The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Friday, July 21

7 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEAR of my LIFE (rated PG) Imaginative, quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school’s obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan: break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild!

Friday, Aug. 4

7 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 Sat., July 29 TIME 11 a.m.-3 p.m. LOCATION Meadowbrook Courtyard 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 26

6-9 p.m.

Mid-County Park Activity Center

5922

June 30

6-9 p.m.

Mid-County Park Activity Center

6052

July 28

6-9 p.m.

Mid-County Park Activity Center

6053

Aug. 25

6-9 p.m.

Mid-County Park Activity Center

6054

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. 15, 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 Room, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, on Sat., Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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ANNUAL 18th CENTURY ENCAMPMENT along the GREAT ROAD Dedicated to John Riddle - former blacksmith who had volunteered time during the encampment 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. 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, glass blowing 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. The encampment will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5 ( 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday, Aug. 6 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Eastern Montgomery Park. MONTGOMERY COUNTY HERITAGE DAY Experience the past on Sat., Aug. 26, 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. 19, 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 BALLADS and FOLKLORE An entertaining evening with Ricky Cox - a lifelong student of the traditional music of the Appalachian Region. His presentation will combine brief discussion and performance of the two major types of folksongs: ballads and lyrical folksongs of Appalachia on the guitar and banjo. Ricky has a unique gift to entertain - don’t miss this special evening! Bring a lawn chair and prepare to be entertained. S’mores and light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline: June 1. FREE DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., June 5

6 p.m.

Meadowbrook Community Center

6050

YOUTH SCAVENGER HUNT (ages 3-18) A fun evening looking for hidden treasures and finding a unique list of outdoor items in the Courtyard at the Meadowbrook Center! You’ll be given a list of treasures to find - let’s see who can find all the items listed and some fun summer prizes! Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline: June 22. FREE DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., June 26

6 p.m.

Meadowbrook Community Center

6051


KIDS FISHING DAY This annual event is sponsored by MCPR, the National Forest Service and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Kids younger than 16 can fish for FREE and enter their catches in the competition. Area game wardens will be on hand to measure the fish. At noon, a whistle will blow and the fishing derby will end! There will be ribbons and prizes for the first and second largest fish, the third largest fish combined and the smallest fish. MCPR will be serving hotdogs and lemonade. Come join the fun! Because the pond is stocked with large fish just for this event, fishing is not allowed after noon on Friday until the event begins on Saturday. No one older than 16 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..

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12 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks 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 field 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 sponsored by New River Land Trust and Backcountry.com. For more information, contact mkwalke@gmail.com. The races will take place on Wednesdays, July 12 and July 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the AEP property in Blacksburg. COVENTRY GAMES WHITEWATER CANOE and KAYAK RACE (ages 16+) Come out for this prestigious New River event on Sun., July 9, 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 14 and ends at the weigh-in on Saturday, July 15 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 14, 15

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

New River

5778


(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. 28. Stay tuned for more info - including online registration - or give us a call at 382-6975. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Pandapas Pond Recreation Area. (540) 382.6975 | 13


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EXPLORE GIANT CAVERNS (ages 11+) Take a step back into the history of Giles County! Giant Caverns is located in Narrows, VA, and was once the site of a speakeasy and ballroom dancing. This wild cave sets 100 feet below the town. There is a vertical descent of 90 feet using ladders and climbing ropes to access the caverns. Participants must be physically fit and will need to climb the 90 feet of vertical ladders to exit the cave. $20 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 22

5-9 p.m.

Giles

6059

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. 17

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mtn. Lake

6058

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

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., Sept. 24

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bozoo, WV

6060

TREETOP CANOPY ZIPLINE TOUR (ages 8+) 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 9 different ziplines. Some of the zips are as high as 100 feet in the air and 300 feet long, reaching speeds of 35 mph! 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 back home. Minimum weight is 70 lbs., maximum weight is 290 lbs. - no exceptions. Registration deadline: May 1. $125 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat., May 13

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

New River Gorge, WV

5917

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.


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 3, 4

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5891

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 7

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6061

Wed., June 28

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6062

Wed., Aug. 9

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6063

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 19

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6064

Wed., Aug. 16

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6065

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 14

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

5990

Sun., July 23

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

6066

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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

Tues., June 13

6-7 p.m.

Claytor Lake

6067

SENIOR STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD CLASS (ages 50+) Experience the lake in a whole new way as you stand on a paddleboard looking down into the water. This class will teach you the basics of standing or kneeling on a paddleboard, along with paddle strokes and balance.Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $15 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 8

12:30-4 p.m.

Claytor Lake

6068


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

Tues., July 25

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

New River

6069

Sat., Aug. 12

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

6070

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., July 22

1-8 p.m.

New River

6071

Thurs., Aug. 24

1-8 p.m.

New River

6072

SOUTH HOLSTON RAFT FLOAT Experience one of the finest tail waters east of the Mississippi! The South Holston is a cold, fast, tail water river surrounded by large mountains and a valley floor with farms and homesteads. This 5-mile float consists of fast-moving runs to class III whitewater. Once off the river, lunch will be on your own in Abington at Cracker Barrel. Registration deadline: one week prior to trip. $45 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Sept. 26

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

South Holston

6073

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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

Fri., June 9

7:30-11 a.m.

Claytor Lake

5896

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!


SENIOR SIT-on-TOP KAYAKING 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 splashingaround you. Lunch will be provided water-front on this great outdoor adventure. Registration deadline: one week prior to class. $30 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., May 9

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Carvins Cove

5893

Mon., June 19

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

Hungry Mother

6074

Mon., July 10

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

Rural Retreat Lake

6075

Mon., Aug. 14

12-9 p.m.

Douthat

6076

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. For more information, please call us at 382-6975.

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HOW TO REGISTER:

Sign up online, mail a registration, give us a call or stop by! More information about our registration process on page 2.

HOW TO REACH US: Phone: 540.382-6975 | Cancellation line: 540.381-6843 www.MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/Parks mcpr@montgomerycountyva.gov www.facebook.com/mcparksrec.athletics Montgomery County Parks and Recreation 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1E Christiansburg, VA 24073 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 soccer at reasonable cost for the New River Valley. CSC is the top socChristiansburg, Riner, Shawsville, and Elliston. Travel and academy available. Check out their website, www.csoccer.org, for more infor-

and competitive cer provider for soccer are also mation.

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 NEW RIVER UNITED New River United is the premier soccer club providing soccer for all levels of players in the New River Valley. Programs include recreational soccer (418 years), travel soccer (8-18), adult league (18+), summer camps (4-18) winter indoor leagues (both youth and adult) and many more. Please visit www.newriverunited.com or email info@nrusa.org with any questions.


AUBURN ATHLETICS Chris Slusher, slusherce@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Friday, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4 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, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4. You must sign up on time for league placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Auburn High School

5994

Junior

4-5

Auburn High School

5993

Senior

6-7

Auburn High School

5995

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, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4. 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

6007

Junior

4-5

Auburn High School

6006

Senior

6-7

Auburn High School

6008

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. 18. You must sign up on time for league placement. $30 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

Coach-Pitch Baseball

7-8

Plum Creek Park

6004

9-10 Baseball

9-10

Plum Creek Park

6002

9-10 Softball

9-10

Auburn Elementary

6003

11-12 Baseball

11-12

Motor Mile Park

6000

11-12 Softball

11-12

Auburn Elementary

6001

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 YOUTH BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS! photos on page 22

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EASTERN MONTGOMERY ATHLETICS Andy Mabe, mabeal@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Friday, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4 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, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4. You must sign up on time for league placement. $50 LEAGUE

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Eastern Montgomery High School

5997

Junior

4-5

Eastern Montgomery High School

5996

Senior

6-7

Eastern Montgomery High School

5998

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, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4. 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

6011

Junior

4-5

Eastern Montgomery High School

6010

Senior

6-7

Eastern Montgomery High School

6012

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. 18. You must sign up on time for league placement. $30 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

Coach-Pitch Baseball

7-8

Shawsville Elementary Field 2

6016

9-10 Baseball

9-10

Shawsville Elementary Field 1

6017

9-10 Softball

9-10

Shawsville Elementary Field 2

6018

11-12 Baseball

11-12

Shawsville Elementary Field 1

6014

11-12 Softball

11-12

Shawsville Elementary Field 2

6015


PRICE’S FORK/BLACKSBURG ATHLETICS Andy Mabe, mabeal@montgomerycountyva.gov All registrations begin on Friday, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS BLACKSBURG GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP Montgomery County Parks & Recreation is proud to partner with Coach Blair Lansden to offer a youth basketball camp! Coach Lansden, a former college basketball standout at the University of Arkansas, brings 14 years of college basketball coaching experience to this inaugural camp. The camp will focus on basketball skills and fundamentals. The camp will take place on Monday, June 26 through Thursday, June 29 at Blacksburg Middle School and will be offered to rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders from 1 to 5 p.m. Register early, only 10 spots are available in each age group. $60 DATES

GRADES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

June 26-29

3-5

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Blacksburg Middle School

6019

June 26-29

6-8

1-5 p.m.

Blacksburg Middle School

6020

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, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4.. 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

5992

BLACKSBURG BRUINS MITE LEAGUE CHEERLEADING Got the spirit? Come join one of Blacksburg’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, June 30 and end on Friday, Aug. 4. 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

Price’s Fork Elementary School/ Blacksburg High School

6009

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. Auburn Lady Eagles (photo right): Front row (L-R): Emma Lovern, Kaitlyn Lytton, Grace Wilson, Abigail Harris, Alex Reece. Back row (L-R): Coach Howard Lytton, Ryland Rorrer, Katelyn Lafon, Allison Martin, Emma Vance, Emma Whittaker. Auburn Eagles (photo left): Front row (L-R): Cayden Smith, Isaac Cochran, Elijah St. Clair. Back row (L-R): Coach Brad St. Clair, Jordan Martin, AJ Reece, Daniel Hagan, Gavin Graham, Coach Jaret Reece.

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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 16

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

Christiansburg Recreation Center

5596

TRIAD MEET & GREET Come by for a meet and greet at the Montgomery County Government Center to learn more about TRIAD, how you can become involved in this program, how the program works and how it benefits you as a senior in Montgomery County. This is part of our 2017 membership drive to get more active participants in the program. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Tues., May 30

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

NEW LAW CHANGES Christopher Lucas - Master Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office - will discuss new laws and changes that go into effect on July 1 and how they impact you. Deputy Lucas will also discuss personal safety issues, things you can do to safeguard yourself and your family. Enter a chance to win some fun door prizes. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Registration deadline: June 20. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., June 20

1:30 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6030


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 17-21

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6031

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 informal discussion followed by a picnic lunch provided by Highland Ridge Rehab. Registration deadline: Aug. 9. FREE DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 15

11 a.m.

Mid-County Park

6032

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.

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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 &Recreation, Agency on Aging and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on how to keep your loved one at home longer and give you peace 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.

Meadowbrook Library

5936

LIFELINE SCREENING Radford Senior Center sponsors this preventative health event. The nation’s leading provider of affordable, noninvasive, painless health screenings - Lifeline will offer a scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, atrial fibrillation and a bone density screening. There is a $150 fee for 5 health screenings. Your health is in your hands, so call (800) 434-9458 today to set up an appointment. For additional information, contact Audrey Caldwell at (540) 731-5517. DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., May 16

9 a.m.

Radford Senior Center

6025

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Come out for a fun game of Bingo and win some neat summer prizes! We’ll provide the ice cream and everyone is to bring your favorite topping to share. Registration deadline: June 26. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., June 29

1 p.m.

Meadowbrook Community Center

6026


AARP DRIVER SAFETY The Radford AARP chapter is offering this program to teach attendees road safety and driving tips as well as heighten awareness about the effect of slower reflexes. Attendees can qualify for a certificate that may lower premium rates for auto insurance coverage, but must be present for both classes to be eligible for the certificate. AARP members - $15; non-members - $20. Participants must pre-register by calling (540) 731-5517 as class size is limited. DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., & Tues., May 22 & 23

1-4 p.m.

Radford Senior Center

6027

STROLLING BINGO Put on your walking shoes and join us for this interactive game of Bingo. Participants will play 5 rounds of Bingo and then walk two laps around the track. Refreshments and drinks provided. Registration deadline: Aug. 22. $4 and $1 in quarters for Bingo prizes DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 29

11 a.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6028

SUMMER BINGO Join us for a game of Bingo and cool summertime refreshments! Registration deadline: July 21. $4 and $1 in quarters for Bingo prizes DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., July 28

11 a.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6029

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28 | 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 10, 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 10 to be processed in the order they are received at opening of business on May 10.

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

Blacksburg Parking for trips (F&M - First & Main Shopping Center)


MOTHER’S DAY TEA Spend the afternoon with wonderful treats, fabulous music and a perfect tea party! Celebrate your Mom or being a mom and wonderful afternoon in the garden at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm with the girls. Registration deadline: May 12. $30 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., May 14

12:30-5:30 p.m. 1-5 p.m.

F&M MCGC

6033

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY Celebrate springtime in the mountains with a leisurely ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway with stops at popular venues along the way - The Bread Basket, Mabry Mill, Poor Farmers Market and Nancy’s Fudge Factory. Lunch will be on your own at Woodbury Inn featuring a menu of soups, sandwiches and salads using the freshest ingredients. Registration deadline: May 16. $12 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., May 19

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

MCGC F&M

6034

KENTLAND FARM Learn about the ongoing research and challenges in dairy science with a tour of the Dairy Science Complex at Virginia Tech. The facility includes a milking parlor and computerized milk monitoring system, a 46,000-square-foot free-stall barn, a modern waste management system and other facilities on site. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch preceding tour at Zoe’s restaurant. Registration deadline: May 17. $7 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., May 24

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

MCGC F&M

6035

NRV HORSE SHOW The evening competition will feature Saddlebred and Hackney Pony classes and timed event sessions with barrel racing and pole-bending. Competitors are from Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. A fun event for both competitors and spectators! Dinner on your own preceding show at Fatz restaurant. Registration deadline: May 18. $8 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., May 26

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

F&M MCGC

6036

A LOOK INSIDE An opportunity to take a tour of the newly-opened Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center and learn how the facility operates and the benefits of companion animals. Lunch will be on your own at Golden Corral restaurant. Then we will tour the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority which provides disposal solutions for the area. You’ll learn and see the single-stream recycling system at work and what happens with recyclables first-hand. Registration deadline: May 24. $8 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., May 31

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

MCGC F&M

6037

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30 | www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks OUTLET EXCURSION Get quality at a fraction of the price at the Burke’s outlet - great style and brands for you, your family and your home! Lunch on your own at the Log House Restaurant, featuring American cuisine. We will also stop at the Fancy Gap Dress Shop, a unique venue that carries name brands at discount prices. Registration deadline: May 25. $12 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., June 1

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

F&M MCGC

6038

STANLEY BROTHERS LEGACY Celebrate the Mountains of Music Homecoming at the Moss Center with three legendary bluegrass musicians - Ricky Scaggs, Larry Sparks and Ralph Stanley II. This tribute concert will honor the legacy of Carter and Ralph Stanley by performing songs associated with both Stanley brothers. Dinner on your own preceding performance at O’Charley’s restaurant, featuring a southern-inspired menu. Registration deadline: May 16. $28 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., June 12

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

MCGC F&M

6039

FOOTLOOSE Barter Theater presents one of the most explosive musicals to reach the stage in recent memory, the sound track reaching #1 on the Billboard charts. It is a true story of rebellious teens and the families who learn to guide them with warm and loving hearts. Lunch will be on your own at the Rain restaurant, with time to visit the Olive Oil Company or the uptown boutiques. Registration deadline: May 19. $45 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., June 14

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

F&M MCGC

6040

MILL CREEK TROUT FARM Spend the day in the great outdoors at the locally-owned family trout farm fishing in the catch and release pond filled with catfish, bass and crappie. Or, you can fish in the trout pond, stocked with trout 12 inches and up! Once you have the fish on the hook in the trout pond, it is yours to take home. Trout prices vary on the size, starting at $7 per fish. The fish will be cleaned and packed for easy transport. We’ll have a picnic lunch at the trout farm. Registration deadline: June 7. $35 DATE

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LOCATION

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Thurs., June 15

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

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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 with lots of excitement on the field with the Carolina League All Star Classic celebrating the 50th anniversary of baseball in the Roanoke Valley. Participants to purchase their own $12 game ticket. Registration deadline: June 12. $10 DATE

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Tues., June 20

4:45-11:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

6042


SUNSET on CLAYTOR LAKE Enjoy a pontoon boat evening cruise on Claytor Lake. This leisurely ride will explore the 28-mile shoreline of the lake. Brad and Andy will be the boat captains for this excursion. Participants should have dinner prior to departure, we will have an ice cream stop following the boat ride. Registration deadline: June 15. $35 DATE

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Thurs., June 22

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

F&M MCGC

6043

WILDWOOD FARMS Come join the fun of an evening of bluegrass music in a beautiful garden setting. Take in the beauty of over 600 varieties of daylillies in full bloom at the Wildwood Daylilly Farm in Floyd. Dinner will be at The General Store serving BBQ, hotdogs, burgers and a variety of sandwiches, sides and desserts. The farm store has a unique variety of garden decor, gift items, local produce and plants. Registration deadline: June 16. $10 DATE

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Sat., June 24

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

F&M MCGC

6044

5J FARM Visit this unique farm and enjoy petting and feeding a variety of animals - some are miniature, others are full-size. You’ll have an opportunity to have a close encounter with ducks, rabbits, miniature horses, llamas, dogs, cats and a variety of other animals. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted to maintain the animals. Time and lunch will be on your own in downtown Floyd. Registration deadline: June 20. $8 DATE

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Tues., June 27

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

MCGC F&M

6045

RAGTIME - THE MUSICAL The Wohlfahrt Haus Theater presents this Tony-winning musical set in the volatile melting pot of New York City. American tales are woven together as they confront contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair - revealing what it means to live in America at the turn of the century. Lunch will be served prior to production. Registration deadline: Sept. 21. $52 DATE

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Thurs., Sept. 28

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

F&M MCGC

6046

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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. The walks are easy to moderate in terrain and 2 – 4 miles in length. 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. CASCADES Explore this scenic 2-mile hike along the Cascades trail, meandering along the creek with native trout through the Jefferson National Forest. This is not a hike to the waterfall, but you will enjoy the springtime beauty in the mountains with a hike along the lower Creekside trail. Bring along your fishing pole, but you must have a valid fishing license. Lunch will be at the picnic area featuring burgers, the fixin’s and s’mores - weather-permitting. Registration deadline: May 18. $20, level III DATE

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Thurs., May 25

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

MCGC F&M

6047

CHESSIE NATURE TRAIL This rail-to-trail system between Buena Vista and Lexington meanders along the Maury River and is a great trail for viewing wildlife and breathtaking views of the rural Virginia countryside. The trail follows markers left behind by the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad. Beginning the hike in Buena Vista, we’ll travel along the countryside and rock cliffs for a 2.5 mile hike. Lunch and time on your own in Historic Lexington with a unique variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques. Registration deadline: May 30. $12, level II DATE

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Tues., June 6

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

F&M MCGC

6048

BELIVEAU ESTATE Enjoy a leisurely walk along the scenic trails of this 165-acre farm, taking in the overlooks and ponds. A lavender lunch will be served, the owner will talk about the lavender she grows on the farm and the many uses of this fragrant herb. There is also an opportunity for Beliveau Estate wine tasting for an additional $5 fee. Registration deadline: June 8. $28 DATE

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Fri., June 16

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

MCGC F&M

6049

WATER ADVENTURES It’s summer, it’s hot and it’s time to take to the water! See pages 15 through 19 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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Adult SM q MD q LG q XL q

Pants size:

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Adult SM q MD q LG q XL q

CHEERLEADING (please note: we do NOT have sample sizes) Skort size:

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T-shirt size:

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Sweat shirt size:

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METHOD OF PAYMENT $ _______________ Total Due $ _______________ Contribution to the Let the Kids Play! Scholarship Fund (page 19) $ _______________ Amount enclosed o Cash o Check o Visa o MasterCard o Discover o American Express Account Number: _______________________________________ Expiration: _________________ Assumption of Risk

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

Signature ________________________________________________Date __________________


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. Reserva- tions 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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2017 Summer Brochure  

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

2017 Summer Brochure  

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

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