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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.


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

Leigh Anne Stover Senior Program Assistant stoverla@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Recreation Supervisors Kemvia Adams-Bush Senior Programs, Tours adamsbushkj@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Brad Buchanan, CPSI Parks & Outdoor Education buchananbt@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Allison Zuchowski Aquatics and Community Programs zuchowskiah@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Chris Slusher Athletics | Auburn Strand slusherce@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Andy Mabe Athletics | Eastern Montgomery Strand mabeal@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Ashley Hadidian Recreation Assistant hadidianad@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Terry Matney & Ben Sharp Maintenance Crew Leaders Justin Arnold & Preston Krisha Maintenance Staff

commission April DeMotts Board of Supervisors Liaison Ginny Peeples Trey Wolz Planning Commission Liaison Cory Thompson Howard Eaves - Vice Chair Stephen Cole Don Karnes Mark Hollandsworth Jordan Wolf Susan Miller - Chair Neal Feierabend

keep in touch

Phone: 540.382-6975 | Cancellation line: 540.381-6843 www.MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/Parks mcpr@montgomerycountyva.gov

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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. Come on and check us out! Check out all the rules and general info about the Frog Pond at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks. Daycare information: Prior notice is required for daycares visiting the Frog Pond so we’ll have enough staff on-hand. Please call (540) 382-6975 at least 24 hours prior to your visit (daycares only permitted on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and advise us on how many children you’ll be bringing. Call us if you have any questions, as well. If you come outside of designated daycare days, we will allow one warning. After that, your group will not be allowed to enter if you come on a non-designated day. There must be at least one counselor per eight children - no exceptions. Counselors are asked to regularly patrol areas in which their children are at play. We ask that all buses park in the upper overflow parking lot.

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 Saturday, May 26, closes Monday, Sept. 3

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 American Red Cross certified (includes achievement and booklet) and meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.

AMERICAN RED CROSS 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 4, 6, 11, 13

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

6254

May 30

Session II, June 18, 20, 25, 27

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

6255

June 13

Session III, July 9, 11, 16, 18

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

6256

July 3

LEVEL 1 (ages 4+) This class introduces the swimmer to beginner forms of freestyle and backstroke. It builds swim readiness and confidence in the water, with an emphasis on having fun! All late registrations will be charged a $10 late fee. $45 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

DEADLINE

Session I, June 4, 6, 11, 13

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

6257

May 30

Session II, June 18, 20, 25, 27

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

6258

June 13

Session III, July 9, 11, 16, 18

6:30-7 p.m.

MCFP

6259

July 3

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 4, 6, 11, 13

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

6260

May 30

Session II, June 18, 20, 25, 27

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

6261

June 13

Session III, July 9, 11, 16, 18

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

6262

July 3

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 4, 6, 11, 13

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

6263

May 30

Session II, June 18, 20, 25, 27

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

6264

June 13

Session III, July 9, 11, 16, 18

6:30-7:15 p.m.

MCFP

6265

July 3

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Class (ages 15+) The American Red Cross Certified Training Course will provide you with the necessary skills to become a certified lifeguard. This American Red Cross certification includes First Aid, CPR, AED and Lifeguarding training. Individuals interested in the class should be strong swimmers and come prepared to be challenged with these new skills. After successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a certification card for each skill listed above. Prerequisites: • be at least 15 years old on or before the last day of the course • demonstrate ability to perform the following swim skills: 1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breathstroke or a combination of both; swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. 2. Tread water for two minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits. 3. Complete a timed event within one minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, you’ll swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a tenpound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on their back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping their face at or near the surface of the water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps; swim goggles may not be used. Deadline to register: May 30. $200, fee includes registration and CPR mask. Space is limited to the first 10 participants. Late registrations will be charged a $10 late fee. Date Sat, June 9 Sun, June 10 Tues, June 12

Time 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m.

Location MCFP & MCPAC

Course 6252

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class (WSI) (ages 16+) The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program including Parent & Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses and Presentations. Prerequisites: • be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the course • demonstrate ability to perform the following swim skills: 1. Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4: front crawl (25 yards), back crawl (25 yards), breaststroke (25 yards), elementary backstroke (25 yards), sidestroke (25 yards), butterfly (15 yards) 2. Maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (floating or sculling). 3. Tread water for one minute. Deadline to register: May 21. $200 Date June 3-14

Time Location Sun 4-8 p.m. MCFP & MCPAC Mon, Wed, Thurs 5-9 p.m.

Course 6253


Frog Hoppers Registration available online or in our office. Packets MUST be filled out prior to camp and MUST include copies of child’s birth certificate, immunization record and last physical exam. Deadlines for registration and payment are the Wednesday prior to the camp week registered for. Camp held at Mid-County Park, 390 Cinnabar Rd., Christiansburg. 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 Swimming Pool. Campers will experience arts, crafts, nature activities, hikes, sports, games and more! Camp is held daily, rain or shine. Qualified, trained and experienced counselors will initiate fun and activities that your child will remember forever. 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.

ARTS | CRAFTS | SPORTS | GAMES | SWIMMING | and MORE! Drop-off: Begins at 7:30 a.m. | Pick-up: By 5:30 p.m. Limited to 25 participants per session | Grades 1-6 $175 per session (sessions 1, 6 and 12 prorated) Session Dates 1 May 29-Jun 1 2 Jun 4-8 3 Jun 11-15 4 Jun 18-22 5 Jun 25-29 6 Jul 2-6 (no camp on Jul 4) 7 Jul 9-13 8 Jul 16-20 9 Jul 23-27 10 Jul 30-Aug 3 11 Aug 6-10 12 Aug 13-14

Theme Exploring Nature Going Green, Let’s Recycle! All About Sports Under the Sea All About Animals Stars & Stripes

Course Number 6238 6239 6240 6241 6242 6243

All Around the World Science & Space Exploration All About Boats Olympic Games Oh the Places You’ll Go Summer Celebration!

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community programs SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

Enjoy an outdoor movie with your family and friends! This summer, we have two new releases and one throwback 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 pool or enjoy free popcorn. 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 DEEP (rated PG) When humanity has abandoned the earth, a colony of extravagant creatures still thrives in the deepest abyss of the ocean.

DATE Friday, June 8

TIME 8 p.m.

THE LION KING (rated PG) Follow the adventures of Simba, a young lion, as he escapes a plot created by his wicked uncle Scar, befriends a warthog and a meerkat, discovers his true purpose and returns to his pride take his rightful place as King! COCO (rated PG) Confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, aspiring musician Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Friday, July 13

8 p.m.

Friday, Aug 3

8 p.m.

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. 14, from 1 to 7 p.m. BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION COURSE (ages 16+) As of 2016, all operators of PWCs (Personal Watercraft such as jet-skis, Sea Doos, Wave Runners, etc.) and operators of watercraft with a motor of 10hp or greater motor will be required to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating their watercraft. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE To register for the Boating Safety course, you must log on to bitly.com/boatersafety We are not taking registrations through MCPR.


(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. All materials provided. Just sign up and learn! Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Deadline: one week prior to class. $55 Photo pictured is painting completed by Bob Ross Instructor Bobby Wood Date Sat, May 26 Sat, June 30 Sat, July 28 Sat, Aug. 25 Sat, Sept. 29 Sat, Oct. 27 Sat, Nov. 24 Sat, Dec. 29

Time 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location Mid-County Park Activity Center Mid-County Park Activity Center Mid-County Park Activity Center Mid-County Park Activity Center Mid-County Park Activity Center Mid-County Park Activity Center Mid-County Park Activity Center Mid-County Park Activity Center

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special events Rowdy Dawg Mountain Bike Race

(ages 16+) This classic mountain bike race is a must for local mountain bikers. Participate on your local trails right here in Montgomery County! There will be many different classes of riders, so you’re sure to have a great time whether you’re just starting out on your bike or you are a Brush Mountain veteran. These are some of the best mountain bike trails in the state! This race is part of a doubleheader weekend that will be led by the Rowdy Dawg Super D downhill race on Old Farm Trail and the Brush Mountain Breakdown, a 1/2 marathon, 10K and 3K trail run on Saturday, Oct. 27. Stay tuned for more info - including online registration - or give us a call at 382-6975. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Pandapas Pond Recreation Area.

Kids Fishing Day

Sponsored by Montgomery County Parks & Recreation, National Forest Service and Game and Inland Fisheries This annual event starts at 8 a.m. at Pandapas Pond. Kids younger than 16 can fish for FREE and enter their catches in the competition! Area game wardens are on hand to measure 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. MCPR will be cooking hotdogs and serving lemonade. Come join the fun! Several special regulations will be in place on Saturday to accomodate the event. Because the pond is stocked with large fish especially for this 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 7. For more information, contact the Eastern Divid Ranger District at (540) 552-4641. Date Sat, May 5

Time 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location Pandapas Pond


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 2018 New River Paddle Fishing Tournament! The tournament will cover an extended stretch on the New River from Claytor Lake Dam to the West Virginia line. The fee is $25 per person! This includes tournament entry, t-shirt, shuttle (which is only running from McCoy to Whitethorne - see tournament regulations for more info), two nights of camping, live Bluegrass entertainment featuring the Bristol VA based “Me and The Boys”, BBQ dinner and entry into a raffle for a boat! The tournament headquarters will be located off of McCoy Road at a private location. Be advised, due to the longer stretch of river available for fishing this year, we are designating two different sections. There will be a Men’s Spinning Category, Women’s Spinning Category, Fly Category and Junior Category (16 and under). There are thousands of dollars in prizes to be won by all categories including boats, paddles and tons of gear! Minors must have parent or guardian consent to participate. To register, visit Back Country Ski and Sport or register online at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/parks $25 DATES

TIME

LOCATION

Fri. & Sat., July 13, 14

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

New River

ANNUAL 18th CENTURY ENCAMPMENT along the GREAT ROAD Dedicated to John Riddle - former blacksmith who 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. There will also be a demo of 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! 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. 4 ( 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday, Aug. 5 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Eastern Montgomery Park. MONTGOMERY COUNTY HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL Experience the past on Sat., Aug. 25, 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. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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! Sponsored by the Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation. Check them out at www.eastmonttomatofestival.com. FREE EVENT (540) 382.6975 | 11 (540) 382.6975 | 11


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outdoor adventure

DISC GOLF COURSE Montgomery County Parks & Recreation has a 38-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. This course is the 5th largest east of the Mississippi! 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 19-hole 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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TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat., May 12

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

New River Gorge, WV

6183

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. 23

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bozoo, WV

6273

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 12

6-7 p.m.

Claytor Lake

6311

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 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 7

12:303 p.m.

Claytor Lake

6312


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. 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

Tues., June 5

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6274

Tues., June 26

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6275

Wed., Aug. 8

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6276

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 25

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6277

Wed., Aug. 22

6-7:30 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6278

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-ontop kayak provides ease when maneuvering downstream, combined with its stability and forgiving nature. $30 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sun., May 13

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

6179

Sun., July 22

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

6283

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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

Sat., June 2

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

6178

Sat., June 30

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New River

6284

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 21

1-8 p.m.

New River

6279

Sat., Aug. 25

1-8 p.m.

New River

6280

Tues., Sept. 4

1-8 p.m.

New River

6313

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 fastmoving 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

Thurs., Sept. 6

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

South Holston

6285


CRUISING on the PONTOON (ages 50+) What better way to spend the day than with lunch along with a relaxing cruise on the calm waters of Claytor Lake? We’ll be traveling in style on an 18-foot party pontoon with reclining chairs, diving board and water slide. We’ll provide a main dish and participants bring a dish to share! This is a great opportunity for wildlife photography throughout the day - or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Claytor Lake! Registration deadline: May 17. $45 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., May 31

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

Claytor Lake

6345

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: Aug 4. $30 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., May 8

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Carvins Cove

6180

Tues., Aug. 28

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

Claytor Lake

6281

Thurs., Sept. 13

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

Hungry Mother State Park

6282

WEST VIRGINIA OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE! Come explore the world renowned Hatfield and McCoy ORV trail system on a state-of-the-art side-by-side ORV! This trip will take you to the Indian Ridge trail access point where we will load up for a wild day in the woods. Trip will include transportation, rental fees, trail pass and safety equipment. Lunch will be on your own at a local bistro. Registration deadline: April 18. $275 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., May 16

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

WV

6188

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Join us as we observe the country’s National Day of Service and Remembrance with a Veterans Pinning Ceremony

Tuesday, Sept. 11 11 a.m. at the Montgomery County Government Center

Registration information and details on page 27


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

Let the Kid’s Play Scholarship Fund 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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YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL (ages 5-6) Join Montgomery County Parks and Recreation as we offer a new 6U Flag Football League! This program allows boys and girls to play non-contact flag football in a fast-paced and exciting environment. Participants must be ages 5 or 6 as of Nov. 1, 2018, to register. Games will be played September through November on Saturday mornings at Eastern Montgomery or Auburn Elementary schools. Participants must play where they reside. $30 LEAGUE

AGES

FIELD

COURSE

Auburn Flag Football

5-6

Motor Mile Park

6319

East Mont Flag Football

5-6

Eastern Montgomery Elementary

6318

FOOTBALL We are part of the NRV Youth Football League - a full-contact youth league that is designed to provide instruction in the basics and fundamentals of football and to stress the importance of sportsmanship. League ages are based on the participant’s grade level entering the 2018-19 school year. No 8th graders - regardless of age and no 14-year-olds regardless of grade. Must register on time! $55 AUBURN

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Auburn High

6287

Junior

4-5

Auburn High

6288

Senior

6-7

Auburn High

6289

EASTERN MONTGOMERY

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Eastern Montgomery High

6298

Junior

4-5

Eastern Montgomery High

6299

Senior

6-7

Eastern Montgomery High

6270

BLACKSBURG

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Blacksburg High

6309

BLACKSBURG JUNIOR & SENIOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL and CHEERLEADING Junior & Senior League (grades 4-7) Youth Football and Cheerleading in the Blacksburg School Strand are offered through the town of Blacksburg Parks & Recreation department. For more information on these leagues, please call (540) 961-1135 or register online at www.blacksburg.gov. RIPKEN BASEBALL CLINIC Chevy Youth Baseball and the Shelor Motor Mile are once again sponsoring the Ripken Baseball Clinic on Thursday, May 10, at Motor Mile Park. Check-in is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the clinic runs from 6-9 p.m. The clinic is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Preregistration is required by visiting www.youthsportsclinics.com. Select the Roanoke Market and the password is 24389. The clinic is open to everyone, but is limited to the first 200 kids that register. Each chid will receive a family 4-pack of tickets good to any Pulaski Yankees game this upcoming season!


CHEERLEADING Got the spirit? Come join one of our cheer squads! This program is an excellent introduction to basic cheer, stunts and techniques. Cheer squads will be assigned to a football team from their respective area/grade level. Must register on time! $50 AUBURN

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Auburn High

6290

Junior

4-5

Auburn High

6291

Senior

6-7

Auburn High

6292

EASTERN MONTGOMERY

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Eastern Montgomery High

6301

Junior

4-5

Eastern Montgomery High

6302

Senior

6-7

Eastern Montgomery High

6303

BLACKSBURG

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Mite

2-3

Blacksburg High

6310

FALL BALL Fall Ball is an opportunity to continue working on your baseball/softball skills throughout the months of September and October. This league is made up of other area NRV teams. T-shirts and hats are provided during this season. You may NOT play fall ball and football or cheerleading at the same time. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 17 in person or Sunday, Aug. 19 online. $30 AUBURN

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Coach-Pitch Baseball

7-8

Plum Creek Park

6293

10U Baseball

9-10

Motor Mile Park

6294

12U Baseball

11-12

Motor Mile Park

6295

10U Softball

9-10

Auburn Elementary

6296

12U Softball

11-12

Auburn Elementary

6297

EASTERN MONTGOMERY

GRADES

FIELD

COURSE

Coach-Pitch Baseball

7-8

East Mont Elementary

6304

10U Baseball

9-10

Shawsville Elemtnary field 1

6305

12U Baseball

11-12

Shawsville Elementary field 1

6306

10U Softball

9-10

Shawsville Elementary field 2

6307

12U Softball

11-12

Shawsville Elementary field 2

6308

BLACKSBURG FALL BALL Fall Baseball in the Blacksburg School Strand is offered through the Blacksburg Baseball Association, you can find out all their information at www.blacksburgbaseball.com. Fall Softball is offered through the Blacksburg Softball Association; you can find their information at www.blacksburgdixiesoftball.com.

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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 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 (4-18 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. CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 YOUTH BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS! Youth basketball season wrapped up on Friday, March 2, with the Senior League Girls Championship game followed by the Senior League Boys Championship game. Congratulations to the Auburn Lady Eagles and the Auburn Eagles (pictured below)!

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in the grass ruins more than just play time!

Animal waste is one of the many sources of pollution that can create big problems for both water quality and human health. Help keep you, your family, your pets and our water healthy. YOU & YOUR FAMILY All pets shed bacteria like E. coli and dog waste can contain roundworms, Giardia and Leptospirosis - all of which may stay active in the soil long after the visible evidence in your yard is gone. Fresh dog waste can be less infectious than aged, so scoop daily. YOUR PET Scooping the poop can help eliminate the spread of parasites like hookworms, roundworms and canine parvovirus. Hookworms can survive in the soil for a week to a few months, while roundworms can survive in the soil for four years. Parvovirus is often deadly to unvaccinated puppies and can persist in the soil where waste was left for at least one year. OUR WATER Pet waste washes into the streets, into the storm drains and ditches and then directly into our creeks. Bagging pet waste is one way to reduce bacteria levels in streams. This message is part of Montgomery County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements to provide public education and outreach on relevant stormwater issues. Learn more about the County’s efforts at www.montva.com/GoGreenMC


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active adults

NATURE JOURNALING Like a personal journal, a nature journal is a place to record our observations and thoughts on nature and to reflect on them. Take up nature journaling and you can end up learning more about nature and yourself. Join area active adults for this fun program at Bisset Park. Lunch provided by Commonwealth Assisted Living. Registration deadline: May 5. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., May 18

9:30 a.m. transportation will leave from First & Main at 8:30 a.m. and Montgomery County Government Center at 9 a.m.

Bisset Park

6314

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! No painting experience necessary. Registration deadline: May 15. $15 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., May 22

1 p.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6203

DRIVER SAFETY CLASS The Radford Chapter of AARP will sponsor this class with instructor Bill Mistele. This program will teach road safety and driving tips, as well as heighten awareness of the effects of slowing reflexes. Attendees can qualify for a certificate that may lower premium rates for auto insurance coverage. Attendees must be present for both classes to be eligible for the certificate. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. $15 - AARP members; $20 - non-members. Register with Audrey Caldwell, Radford Senior Center, (540) 731-5517. DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Mon., May 21 & Tues., May 22

1-5 p.m.each day

Radford Senior Center

LEARN to WATERCOLOR It’s never too late to learn to paint with watercolor. For anyone who has said ... “I would love to learn how to paint watercolor,” ... this might be a step in the right direction! Local artist Harriett Anderson will instruct an adult beginner class to teach basic techniques. Materials for the first class will be provided so that you can purchase the right supplies for the remaining classes. Watercolor is a great way to introduce you to art - or give you a fresh start if you haven’t tried for years! This is a six-week class on Tuesday evenings. Registration deadline: May 15. June 28 is a make-up day for a missed class. $95 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tuesdays, May 22-June 26

6-8 p.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6344

MYSTERY LUNCH & LEARN Join us for a mystery topic and lunch will be provided by Warm Hearth Village. Registration deadline: June 6. FREE DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., June 13

11 a.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6315


LOVE YOUR BRAIN June is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Join Heather Gearheart, Vice President of Health Care Services as she talks about Alzheimer’s and the Memory Car Unit at Warm Hearth Village and the signs of cognitive decline by knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s and 10 Ways to Love Your Brain. The ribbon color of Alzheimer’s is purple and a prize will be given to the “purplish” person! A light lunch will be provided by Warm Hearth. Registration deadline: June 21. FREE DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., June 28

11 a.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6316

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES Radford Parks & Recreation invites you to grab a chair and/or blanket and head on down to the Gazebo at Bisset Park for a beautiful, relaxing evening of great entertainment! Concerts will be from 7-8 p.m. each Tuesday evening in July. Concerts may be cancelled should storms approach near concert scheduled start time. For further information, please contact Audrey Caldwell at (540) 731-5517 or hear cancellations at (540) 731-3633. Tuesday, July 10: American Roots Tuesday, July 17: Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge

Tuesday, July 24: Kat Mills Tuesday, July 31: Cadillac Ranch Band

HERE’S the SCOOP Come mingle with old friends and new at this fun ice cream social, win summer prizes, play Bingo and indulge in the ice cream bar! We’ll provide the ice cream, but we request that you bring a topping to share. Registration deadline: July 5. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., July 12

1 p.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6317

FLORAL ACRYLIC PAINTING Create a seasonal masterpiece of a basket overflowing with summer blossoms. A local artist will give step-by-step instructions and within a couple hours - painting with acrylics - you’ll enjoy lots of laughter and have fun creating your own masterpiece! Registration deadline: July 13. $18, includes supplies and instruction DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., July 24

1 p.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6320

BUTTON CRAFT Join us for this interesting craft using buttons. Learn a new craft and have fun with others. Fee includes supplies, instruction and lunch. Registration deadline: July 18. $15 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., July 25

11 a.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6321

BROWN BAG SHIFT BINGO Do you enjoy suspense? How lucky are you? Whose card will you win Bingo on? Join Radford Senior Center for a few unique games of Bingo at Bisset Park, Shelter #1. Bring a Bingo prize sealed in a bag - no peeking! Bingo prizes should not exceed $5. Light snacks and drinks will be served. Registration deadline: July 27. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Aug. 1

1 p.m.

Bisset Park, Radford

6322

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TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Aug. 9

10 a.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6323

LEARN to FLY FISH Learn the basics of fly fishing in a fun environment with your peers at the Virginia Tech Duck Pond! You’ll learn about casting, shooting line, mending, roll casts and retrieving. Lunch on your own at a local bistro. Participants will need to have a valid fishing license. Blacksburg participants may meet at the duck pond. Registration deadline: Aug. 7. $15 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 14

9 a.m.

departing from Montgomery County Government Center

6324

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Beat the heat with fun and a treat! Warm Hearth Village is providing the ice cream - you bring a topping to share! If you plan to stay for Bingo, bring $1 in quarters for prizes. Registration deadline: Aug. 7. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 14

1 p.m.

Blacksburg Senior Center

6325

GRANDPARENTS DAY Do something grand to celebrate being a grandparent! Enter a pretty vintage apron contest, pass on your secret grandma recipe and play a few games of Bingo. Bring a covered dish that your grandma used to make or one that you make for your grandchildren. Bring the recipe if you have one and we’ll make copies. If you’re not a grandparent, join the fun anyway! Registration deadline: Aug. 9. FREE DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Aug. 16

11 a.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6326

HAND PAINTED GLASSES Learn a bit of deco art as you create personalized beverage glasses. An easy project where you will learn to hand-paint glasses - make them for yourself or to give as gifts! Registration deadline: Aug. 14. $18, includes supplies and instruction DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Aug. 23

1 p.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6327

CELEBRATE PATRIOT DAY Observe the country’s National Day of Service and Remembrance with a celebration honoring our veterans age 50+ and their spouses with a Veterans Pinning Ceremony. Learn about the Memorial Sculpture (at the Government Center) that is made from pieces of the World Trade Center steel, honoring the lives of those lost on 9/11. Registrations only be taken for the veterans and spouses due to space limitations. Parking is not available at the Government Center; there will be a shuttle from the Park and Ride on Roanoke Street to and from the event. Registration deadline: Aug. 28. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Sept. 11

11 a.m.

Montgomery County Government Center

6328


information station

TRIAD S.A.L.T. COUNCIL The Christiansburg & Montgomery County TRIAD S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Togther) Council works on various project to benefit active older adults in the community. The council meets every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. The meetings are open to all who wish to attend. For additional information, contact Kemvia at (540) 382-6975 or Tammy Caldwell at (540) 3822349, ext. 2003. The following programs are for ages 55+: TRIAD SENIOR CARE FAIR You’ll have an opportunity to visit exhibitors providing information on local agencies, businesses and organizations who provide services to seniors. Pick up safety information, freebies, register for door prizes and enjoy light refreshments. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., May 15

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

6329

POOL PARTY Come spend a fun, warm summer evening with your friends and members of the TRIAD community as you enjoy music and refreshments. Take a splash in the Frog Pond swimming pool or play games poolside. There will also be a water aerobics demonstration and an opportunity to learn water safety tips! Registration deadline: June 12. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., June 19

7 p.m.

Frog Pond Swimming Pool

6330

SENIOR CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY If you’re interested in learning about the day-to-day operations of the Christiansburg Police Department, here is your chance! Interested applicants may contact the Christiansburg Police Department or the Christiansburg Recreation. All applications are subject to review and approval This is a free program open to any citizen 50 years or older, but participants must submit an application. Registration deadline: July 6. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

M-F, July 16-20

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

TRIAD SUMMER PICNIC Join us for a picnic lunch at Mid-County Park that is provided by Highland Ridge Rehab. There’ll be a program presented by the TRIAD Council and an opportunity to meet local law enforcement and council members. Registration deadline: Aug. 14. FREE DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 21

11 a.m.

Mid-County Park

6331

LOCK BOX PROGRAM The Lock Box Program available for older adults provides emergency first responders a way to gain access into the home of participating residents to expedite access during a medical or other emergency. This program is sponsored by TRIAD S.A.L.T. Council and implemented by the Christiansburg Police Department. Get more information from the Christiansburg Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist at (540) 382-3131. (540) 382.6975 27 | 27


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trips & tours

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 9, 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


ver e u yo h have yoga wit done goat?! a photo courtesy of www.goatgurus.com YOGA with a TWIST A unique yoga experience that features cute baby goats as part of this beginner yoga class. The class will be held by the Goat Gurus in Fincastle and is intended to promote relaxation, lower stress and make you laugh. You will have an opportunity to cuddle the baby goats after the class. Bring your yoga mat or towel to the class. We’ll have an early dinner at the Greenwood Restaurant featuring homecooking at reasonable prices. We’ll also visit the Heritage Family Market. Registration deadline: May 7. $28

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Mon., May 14

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

F&M MCGC

6332

TASTE of NAPLES Be entertained by amazing chefs and bartenders in the kitchen at Fortunato’s restaurant in Roanoke. You’ll make a personal size Neopolitan-style pizza for lunch. What is special about the Neopolitan? It’s in the dough! In this fun, interactive class, you’ll also get to make an Italian classic cocktail - the Negroni. Registration deadline: May 16. $65 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., May 23

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

F&M MCGC

6333

MOUNTAINS of MUSIC Celebrate the Crooked Roads Mountain Music Homecoming with singer, songwriter and mandolin player, Sierra Hall. With rare talent and refined elegance on the mandolin, Sierra presents original works from the heart with roots in the Bluegrass style. Dinner on your own preceding performance at O’Charley’s restaurant. $35 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., June 15

4:30-11 p.m. 5-10:30 p.m.

MCGC F&M

6334

WHITE BARREL WINERY A fun evening at the White Barrel Winery in Christiansburg! You’ll be able to purchase dinner from a seasonal menu designed to complement their distinctive Virginia wines. It’s also Penny Pizza Night! Order a bottle of wine and get a pizza for $1. Wine tasting is available for a $5 fee. Following dinner, you can try your hand at lady luck with a few games of Bingo. Registration deadline: July 25. $8 transportation fee DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Wed., Aug. 1

3-8 p.m. 3:30-7:30 p.m.

F&M MCGC

6335

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TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Aug. 2

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

F&M MCGC

6336

CARRIAGE RIDE Step back in time and enjoy a horse and carriage ride at the MacArthur Inn in Narrows. A unique adventure awaits as you take in the beauty of the mountains along the riverside park in a Charles Dickens style carriage behind a set of beautiful Percheron horses. This fun evening will also include a plated dinner special at the Inn, followed by bluegrass music. Registration deadline: Aug. 9. $33 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Aug. 16

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

MCGC F&M

6337

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! With lots of excitement, they’ll take on the Fredrick Keys on the Lewis Gale field. Participants to purchase their own $11 game ticket. Registration deadline: Aug. 14. $10 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Tues., Aug. 21

4:45-11:30 p.m. 5:15-11 p.m.

F&M MCGC

6338

AMERICANA AFTERNOON Spend the day in Floyd browsing the unique shops and boutiques in the downtown area. Take a look around the Farmers Market where you’ll find locally-grown vegetables, cheeses, baked goods and live music. There’ll also be live music at the Floyd Country Store, featuring the American Roots band, along with other performers playing a variety of blues, folk, jazz, bluegrass and country. Lunch will be on your own. Registration deadline: Aug. 17. $8 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Sat., Aug. 25

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

F&M MCGC

6339

ONE NATION UNDER GOD Join the Wohlfhart Haus Theater family as they salute our fellow American men and women serving, protecting and defending the USA. The production presented by the house musicians will feature patriotic music and gospel favorites that you grew up singing. Lunch will be served prior to production. Registration deadline: Aug. 16. $52 DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., Aug. 30

10:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 11:15 a.m.-5 p.m.

F&M MCGC

6340


OUTLET EXCURSION Get quality at a fraction of the price at Burkes Outlet in Wytheville - great style and brands for you, your family and your home. Lunch on your own at the Log House Restaurant featuring American cuisine. A stop at the Fancy Gap Dress Shop, a unique venue that carries name brands at discount prices. Registration deadline: Aug. 31. $12 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Sept. 7

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

F&M MCGC

6341

ROADSIDE AMERICA Visit unique and delightful venues in the Wythe County area. One of America’s smallest churches, The Rock House Museum, home of the first doctor in Wytheville, Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum featuring a collection of antique automobile-related items and lunch at the Mansion at Fort Chiswell featuring a farm-to-table fresh ingredients menu. Registration deadline: Sept. 7. $18 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Fri., Sept. 14

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

F&M MCGC

6342

APPLE RIDGE An overnight adventure in the outdoors, with lodge accomodations or tent camping - your choice! There will be time to explore the camp, take a hike on the nature trail system and take in a dark sky observatory experience. A continental breakfast, snacks, beverages and an outdoor barbeque dinner will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a covered dish to the evening barbeque. Lunch will be on your own enroute to-and-from the farm. Additional details will be upon registration. Deadline to register is Sept. 7. $125 DATE

TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

Depart: Tues., Sept. 26

9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.

F&M MCGC F&M MCGC

6343

Return: Wed., Sept. 27

WATER ADVENTURES It’s summer, it’s hot and it’s time to take to the water! See pages 15-17 for fun rafting, kayaking and paddleboarding adventures! Paddling is a wonderful group activity that anyone can enjoy! If you enjoy 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 or dusk is a magical time to be out on the water. Plan your outdoor water adventures with us this summer. Experience something new or hone your skills at paddling with an adventure on the water and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife our area has to offer. CRUISING on the PONTOON (ages 50+) What better way to spend the day than with a great brunch along with a relaxing cruise on the calm waters of Claytor Lake? We’ll be traveling in style on an 18-foot party pontoon with reclining chairs, diving board and water slide. We’ll provide a main dish and all you have to bring is a dish to share! This is a great opportunity for wildlife photography throughout the day - or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water! Registration deadline: May 17. $45 DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

COURSE

Thurs., May 31

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

Claytor Lake

6345

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registration information Registration for Summer programs will begin on Wed., May 9, at 8:30 a.m. 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.


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Participant:______________________________________________________________ Male q Female q Age (if under 18): ______________________ ­Birth Date: _________________________________________ Parent/Guardian (if under 18): _______________________________________________________________ Email address (required for online account access*): ________________________________________________ *If you do not already have an account with us, 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! If you have questions, call us at (540) 382-6975. Home Phone: ______________________________ Cell Phone: ____________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________ City/Town: __________________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: __________ Emergency Contact: ____________________________________________ Phone: _____________________ Would you be interested in being a coach or assistant coach? Yes q No q

Grade: _____________ School Attending: ______________________________________________________ Do you have any allergies to medications, bee stings or other insect bites? ____________________________ Are you currently taking any medication or have a condition we should be aware of? ___________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

If you will be taking trips with us in our vehicles, you must provide the following information: 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

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

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Pants size:

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METHOD OF PAYMENT $ _______________ Total Due $ _______________ Contribution to the Let the Kids Play! Scholarship Fund $ _______________ Amount enclosed qCash qCheck qVisa qMasterCard qDiscover qAmerican 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 __________________


amenities Eastern Montgomery Park | 5001 Enterprise Dr., Elliston Tucked away in the eastern part of the County on the South Fork of the Roanoke River is East Mont Park. It has some unique amenities such as a grass volleyball court, model airplane flying strip and a canoe and kayak boat launch into the river. A playground and walking trail by the river make this a great place to spend time. The shelter is available for rental from April 1 through October 31 and has picnic tables, concrete floors and a grill. The fee for rental is $30 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or $50 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). 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. You may begin reserving the pool on April 1 for summer dates. 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 $30 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or $50 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). 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 rental is $30 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or $50 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). 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 $30 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or $50 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). 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 $30 for half-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or $50 for whole day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). 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. View maps at www. huckleberrytrail.org.

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2018 Summer Brochure  

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation's 2018 Summer Brochure - Montgomery County, VA

2018 Summer Brochure  

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation's 2018 Summer Brochure - Montgomery County, VA

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