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Fall 2012

Family Fun Guide

11 Exciting Events

for the whole family, from Grandparents Day to Quidditich pg. 7, 24-25, 38, & 46

RESEARCH TIPS From the pros pg. 18

Avoiding Obesity in youth by keeping them active! pg. 30

Stewardship! Environmental learning starts in your home pg. 42

PRESCHOOL SWIM Why it’s never to early to start pg. 26

Building on Fun Recreation Magazine Celebrates

30 years of family programs pg.12

A quarterly Parks, Recreation and Tourism program guide • www.RoanokeCountyParks.com


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A publication of:

Fall 2012

Family Fun Guide

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Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

C l a s s e s & Ac t i v i t i e s

Cultural Arts

12-17

Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music & dance

Life Skills

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Technology, cooking, home improvement & special events

Aquatics 26-29 Swimming lessons, water aerobics & family play

Wellness & Fitness

30-37

Yoga, pilates, group exercise, martial arts & health

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Athletics

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Archery, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer & football

Outdoors 42-45 Hiking, climbing, biking, river sports & Camp Roanoke

Travel 46-51 Vacations, bus tours, van outings & overnight trips

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fall Events

Grandparents Day

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Gather the grandkids for a sock hop to celebrate days gone by

Green Hill Medieval Faire

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We’ve added more performers and activities than ever before

Marine Mud Run

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See how the proceeds from this event benefit area youth

Quiddich Tournament & Tri-Wizard Cup

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The magic is coming to Green Hill Park this fall

R e cr e a t i o n S e r v i c e s

Green Ridge Recreation Center

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Indoor aquatics, family fitness, daily admission & membership

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After School Programs 11 Reserve your space now!

Therapeutic Recreation Services 54 Recreation programs for individuals with disabilities

Parks Map & Facility Rentals

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How to find our parks and recreation centers, plus rental info

Online Registration Begins August 25 See next page for details!

Registration 55 How to register for our classes & activities


Using This Publication

Stay in Touch Recreation Phone Line Call (540) 387-6455

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Look for symbols like those shown below to quickly determine age-appropriate programs on each page. Look for specific age requirements in the program details box under the course description.

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Registration is taken online, by phone, by mail, or walk-in at any of our recreation centers. More information about registration can be found on page 55.

Early Online Registration - Begins Saturday, August 25 for County Residents ONLY County Resident Registration - Begins Monday, August 27 for County Residents Open Registration - Begins Wednesday, August 29 for Non-County Residents Online Registration is available by visiting

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www.RoanokeCountyParks.com, Click on the Register Online icon shown here, and visit the “My Account” tab to sign in or create an account. New accounts are not activated until you complete your first program registration. Scan the barcode shown to the right with a smart phone and link directly to our website.

An automated 24-hour information line PRESS 1 — Special Events Info PRESS 2 — Program Registration Info PRESS 3 — Facility Directory PRESS 4 — General Program Cancellations & Closures PRESS 5 — Splash Valley Closures PRESS 6 — Youth Athletics Cancellations PRESS 7 — Adult Athletics Cancellations

Information ONLY - no registration or voice mail

Social Networking

Stay informed your own way Become a “fan” of us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter. Get daily program updates: www.facebook.com/RoanokeCountyParks www.twitter.com/recreation

Email & RSS Feeds

Your choice of daily or monthly Go online to sign up for our monthly email newsletter or daily RSS feeds about programs and events.

Recreation Television

A quarterly program about recreation

Watch this half-hour program on Roanoke Valley Television. Available on Cox Cable Channel 3 on Tuesdays at 8:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00am and 3:30pm, or online at RoanokeCountyParks.com.

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August 25 & 26 September 1, 2 & 3 Take advantage of the last days of the season to swim at Splash Valley Water Park. We’re open 11:00am to 7:00pm on the final two weekends and Memorial Day Monday, with Roanoke County resident admission at 10am.

Ages 1-17 Ages 18-54 Ages 55+

A little boy ran by one of the teacher aids on the playground and the aid said, “Hi, Nick. Wow, you sound out of breath.” The little boy replied, “No, I have more.” With National Accreditation and over 30 years of service to Roanoke Valley families HoneyTree provides a quality program in a safe, supportive environment. And just like Nick, your child can thrive and grow with us! We have 10 locations throughout the Valley serving children 6 weeks - 12 years Hours: 6:15am - 6:30pm Full-Day, Private Pre-K promotes Kindergarten readiness Free Spanish Classes Free Homework Assistance Convenient Auto-Pay Options Partners with Sylvan Early Learning & Star City Skate Center Visit us online for a tour of our schools and to find a location near you.

www.honeytreeelc.com • (540) 344-4543

Base Rate

$8 $9 $7

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$6 $7 $5


Dear friends and neighbors,

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Doug Blount is director of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

all in Roanoke County provides us all with an opportunity to take advantage of many recreational options. As the season changes, some folks prefer to come indoors to one of our centers such as Green Ridge Recreation Center and participate in a class or use the indoor swimming pool. Many of our citizens prefer to take advantage of the breath-taking beauty that our area has to offer by walking on a greenway or using a park. Whatever you choose, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is here to help you with your recreation goals. We’re proud to offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor options for your family. Physical activity is needed in all of our lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but we often forget the important role of social activity in our lives. By participating in Roanoke County programs, classes, youth or adult sports, and recreational park use, you can gain both the physical and social activity that creates a balanced lifestyle. Let us help you achieve that balance in your life! Please contact us in person, by phone or email so we can assist you with your recreational journey. Sincerely,

Roanoke County PRT Advisory Commission Catawba District Donna Wooldridge Larry Peterson

Cave Spring District Fred Corbett Beth Doughty

Hollins District Troy Kincer Max Beyer

Vinton District

Windsor Hills District Sunny Shah Murray Cook

Member At Large

Mike Roop Vacant

Debbie George

Administrative Staff

Doug Blount, Director Mark Courtright, Assistant Director of Parks David Weir, Assistant Director of Recreation Alternate Magazine formats are available Call 772-7529 ext. 2

The advisory commission meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6pm at our administrative office at 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. The public is welcome, but we request you contact the office in advance to add an item to the agenda.

Recreation Family Fun Guide is a publication of Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It is published for the benefit of the citizens of Roanoke County and the greater Roanoke Valley. Advertising contained herein does not constitute an endorsement by the County of Roanoke or its staff. Send comments about this publication and advertising inquiries to our administrative office by calling 387-6078 ext. 230. Individuals with disabilities wishing to participate in general recreation programs must contact Roanoke County two weeks prior to the start of the program to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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Medieval Faire A Community Affair

By Scott Ramsburg

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es, Virginia. There IS a Medieval Faire and Highland Games in Roanoke, and it’s coming to Green Hill Park on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th! Now entering its eleventh year, the Green Hill Medieval Faire and Highland Games has provided an escape for history buffs, entertainment seekers and creative anachronists alike. When I talk about the event with fellow Roanokers, I’m often surprised to hear they’ve never heard of it. Unlike many larger permanent fairs, this event takes place only once a year. (Always the last weekend in September.) Looking at my personal calendar at that time of year, I’m not surprised that word of this event has slipped through the cracks. For repeat visitors that come back to Green Hill Park every year, the Medieval Faire is somewhat of a tradition. “I’ve always been a fan of the Renaissance Fair style events, and it’s nice to have one so close to home.” says Michael Edwards. “Green Hill Park is such a great venue for this kind of event. It makes it easy for the kids to pretend they’ve gone back in time!” Don’t be surprised if you notice a few changes this year, according to event director Wendi Schultz. “Since we’re going into our second decade, we thought we needed to support the community that has supported us. We’ve invited several community partners to add a new twist to the event. Their presence will add some imagination and excitement as they present their skills with a new Medieval twist.”

New this year, the Medieval Faire will feature dozens of community performers.

In addition to broadening the event’s appeal by incorporating these new groups, the 2012 Green Hill Medieval Faire is shaping up to be the biggest event to date. New additions to the faire include: • Falconry demonstrations • Fencing demonstrations and instruction • Archery through the ages • Blacksmith crafting on-site • Belly dancing • More food vendors than ever (including the return of turkey legs) • A second masquerade ball and pub sing • Scottish dancing Event organizers say that it’s not too late to get your community group or club involved in the historical fun. “There are still a few weeks before the event,” says Schultz. “Getting your organization involved not only helps enhance the atmosphere for visitors, but also gives participants an exciting venue to showcase their skills. Just call our main office at (540) 777-6326 and let us know what you can provide.” New in 2012, visitors dressed in authentic medieval garb get into the event for free. This will enable the historical accuracy of the event to be brought to a new level. Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism staff also encourage college aged fairegoers to come as a clan dressed in garb reflecting their school colors.

Whether or not you’ve heard of the Green Hill Medieval Faire, This year Roanoke County’s event planners have made calls to this year’s event is one not to be missed! Says faire visitor Rob a variety of local community groups such as the YMCA, fencing Swiger from Galax, VA “I had a great time reliving the history of clubs, archery organizations, dancers, college clubs and musicians. the medieval age. The faire is a fun experience with adventures Each group was asked to modify their unique skills to fit into the like sword swallowing, archery, maypole dancing and humor, event’s historical theme. For example, local fencing and archery combined with some of the most unique entertainers I’ve ever groups have volunteered to give demonstrations about historical seen.” Come experience for yourself the atmosphere, the food, fencing techniques. Local musicians have reached into the depths the fun, the Highland Games Competition (Saturday only), and of their musical knowledge to provide historically accurate songs most of all the bonds of family camaraderie forged in this shared and instrumentation. So far, over half a dozen local groups have experience. 7 Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY agreed to participate.


Visit www.GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com to find up-to-date schedules for our group exercise classes, gymnasium and pool. Look for the schedule icon shown here.

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Green Ridge Hours Monday-Friday 5:30am-10:00pm Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm Daily Admission Rates

I’ve got heart problems and I’m supposed to walk regularly. We used to walk at the mall, but came here because you can do more things than just walk. You can work your muscles, plus the weather doesn’t bother you. - Bobby Cassell

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Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 777-6300


What To Do Here

Green Ridge Events

Indoor Aquatics

Friday Family Fun Night

Our indoor aquatics area is designed with family fun in mind. Whether you’re looking for a place to swim, splash, slide, or relax, there’s something for everyone. We also offer aquatics exercise classes and group or private lessons. The pool is kept at a comfortable 84 degrees, so it’s never too chilly to swim. Due to programming and lifeguard schedules, portions of the indoor pool may be closed each day. See our interactive schedule online at GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com.

Gymnasium

The gym features two full-size basketball courts with hardwood floors that can be divided with a center curtain. The facility is fully air conditioned, with six basketball backboards and two volleyball courts. Gym schedule is available online.

Activity Room

This unique play area features a variety of active gaming equipment for you and your family to enjoy. Jump around on our interactive LightSpace Play Floor. Dance with your friends using the Xbox Kinect, or take advantage of one of the many other interactive games designed to keep you moving and fit.

Visit on Friday after 5pm and get Green Ridge admission for just $5.

Wellness Center

We offer a wide range of cardiovascular equipment and free weights, plus a full-body circuit of strength training equipment from some of the best names in the industry like: Precor, Hammer Strength, Free Motion, Atlantis, Cybex and Hampton. Our trained staff, including personal trainers are available to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals.

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Enjoy a night of fun at Green Ridge, featuring our giant inflatable obstacle course and karaoke. Bounce the night away from 5pm to 8pm, then sing your favorite tunes individually or as a family from 7pm to 8:30pm. We will have a fun filled competition for those who ‘dare to sing.’ Please pre-register by September 14, as we are planning to have light snack-a-tizers. Come have a ‘Funtastic’ family night at Green Ridge! (Members are free) Ages

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5:00pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

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Fall Fest & Food Drive

Join us for games and activities, arts and crafts, inflatables, balloons, and face painting at this exciting annual event. Children three and under are free. All other participants are $5, or FREE with the donation of five non-perishable food items per person! Help kick-off Green Ridge’s 2012 Food Drive during Fall Fest and fight hunger! Ages

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Take the Chili Challenge!

Take the Chili Challenge Saturday November 10th, 11am -1pm at Green Ridge Recreation Center! There will be lots of spicy chili to taste so we need you! To get an estimate of the number of participants for our chili chefs, online pre-registration is required. Purchase a wristband (members $2, non-members $3) to taste these delicious recipes. Delight your palate and then cast your vote for the best ‘tastin chili’ to receive the People’s Choice Award. First prize is a $150 Green Ridge Gift Card to be used toward programs, rentals or membership at our facility. Second prize is $75. Come early and get a taste while supplies last. Better yet, enter your family’s favorite home-made chili recipe and put it to the test. Register at Green Ridge Recreation Center front desk by October 4th for only $10.00. Be sure to keep your receipt as it will have set up instructions/guidelines and guarantees your spot at the event. Ages

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Walking Track

Green Ridge offers one of the longest indoor tracks in the area, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains in all seasons. The track is open at all times during center operation. Children ages 6-9 years may use the track with a parent ONLY during the following times: • Monday-Friday from 11:30am-1:00pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm • Saturday-Sunday from 11:30am-1:00pm

I come here to stay healthy and fit. It’s more of a family atmosphere. I feel safe here and very welcome. -Theresa Parkman

Have a Party at Green Ridge

Rent the party room adjoining the indoor pool for year round aquatic fun. Parties include one hour in the pool and one hour in the party room. See page 53 for more information. Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Be a Green Ridge Member The rates shown here offer flexible monthly payments with no long- term contracts and NO joining fee! Membership Options

Base Rate

Individual Adult Ages 18 to 54

Adult Couple / Single Parent Two adults ages 18 and up OR a single parent with up to 6 children

Family Two adults ages 18 and up with up to 6 children

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Green Ridge offers dozens of land and water group exercise programs FREE with your membership. For a complete look at our schedule, visit GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com Member 55+ Couple $55 $47 Two adults ages 55 and up per month per month benefit classes do not require pre-registration but fill on a firstcome, first-served basis. Members are welcome to sign up for Visit us at 7415 Wood Haven Rd and take a free tour today. When any group exercise or recreation program shown throughout this you’re ready to become a member, simply sign up at the front desk. guide at the published rates. As a member, these are the courses that come with your membership: Ages 55 and up

Land Group-Ex

• Arthritis Foundation Exercise • Awesome Arms & Lethal Legs • Ball Challenge • Back in Shape • Barre Exercise • Body Attack ™ by Les Mills • Body Pump ™ by Les Mills • Boot Camp • Cycling • Fusion • Jump, Jab & Jog Staff involvement and facility cleanliness are the two most important things we strive for in the wellness area.

New Equipment Coming This Winter!

New!

Green Ridge is committed to providing you with the best workout experience. Stay tuned for updates about new machines with some exciting interactive features, coming soon!

It’s convenient and not intimidating, very helpful as far as my overall health, stability and energy, I get my five miles in every day. - Melvin Kasey

• Kick Punch Class • Memory Pump • Power Sculpt • Yogilates • Zumba • Zumba Gold

Water Group-Ex

• A.M. Jump Start • Arthritis Foundation Aquatics • H20 Circuit • Hydro-Fit • Wave Walker / Runner

KidZone & KidVenture

New!

Don’t worry about keeping an eye on the little ones while you’re at Green Ridge; we’ll do that for you! Children who are members from 6 weeks to 9 years of age are welcome for up to two hours per day. We’ve expanded our child care options for members this fall, providing extra fun for ages 5 to 9 during peak hours. When available, older kids will be taken to areas throughout the facility for guided activities with our staff. KidZone and KidVenture are available for MEMBERS ONLY.

Early Online Program Registration

As a Green Ridge member, you qualify to register early online at the start of each of our quarterly program sessions, regardless of residency. (Programs at Green Ridge only.)

Pre-paid Membership Discounts

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Want to save 10% off your membership fee? Pay in advance for your 6-month or 12-month membership and save!

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Need help at school? New this year, tutoring is available at Green Ridge.

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After School for Kids (A.S.K.)

This school-based recreation program allows children to have fun while fostering physical, social, emotional, & cognitive development. Choose between 3-day or 5-day weekly options, with daily snacks and homework help. Take advantage of multiple child discounts! Activities include gym or playground time, snack time, quiet time and group or self-directed activities. Call 857-5035 for more! • Back Creek E.S. • Burlington E.S. • Cave Spring E.S. • Clearbrook E.S. • Green Valley E.S. • Herman L. Horn E.S.

Need help in school? Now offering ClubZ tutoring at Green Ridge. One-on-one tutoring in any subject for any grade level with qualified teachers. Tutors will reinforce what is taught in the classroom, re-teach where necessary or offer enrichment. Instruction can be done at the same time as our after school programs on-site, or booked independently. Please call Tammy at 777-6315 for more information. Ages

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• Masons Cove E.S. • Mount Pleasant E.S. • Mountain View E.S. • Oak Grove E.S. • Penn Forest E.S. • WE Cundiff E.S.

Ridge Kids

Similar to A.S.K., Ridge Kids is an after-school program at Green Ridge Recreation Center, serving K-5 students at Fort Lewis, Glen Cove, and Glenvar Elementary Schools. Transportation is provided from schools daily. Daily activities include use of the gymnasium and pool, fitness classes, snack time, homework time and group games. Registration is $60 per week, or $50 per week for Green Ridge members. Call 777-6315 for more! • Fort Lewis E.S. • Glen Cove E.S. • Glenvar E.S.

Have fun hanging around while school’s out for the day.

School’s Out Camps

School’s Out! Join us for a day of fun when Roanoke County Schools are out. Enjoy games, crafts, and field trips each day. At Green Ridge, bring your swim suit and be prepared for a great time. Register for morning, afternoon, or all day. Morning snack and afternoon snack will be provided. Please pack a sack lunch if staying from 12-1. Also, please bring swimsuit, towel and gym shoes. Please register in advance as spots will go quickly! For the Green Ridge Camp, discounts are available for multiple child participants and Green Ridge members. Call 857-5035 for info about Brambleton Camps and 777-6300 for Green Ridge camps. Ages

A fun option for after school child care for grades K-5.

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7:30am-6:00pm

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7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

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Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Building on Fun Magazine Celebrates 30 Years

By Scott Ramsburg

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t’s gone through many changes over the years, but Roanoke County has been publishing a printed recreation program guide since 1982. In some ways, not much has changed! As I browse the 30-year-old browned newsprint guide I’m struck by the familiar program titles like pottery, watercolor, swimming, gymnastics, kayaking, tennis and aerobics. There are also similar Therapeutic Recreation classes for individuals with disabilities, and senior potluck luncheons. Today’s Recreation Magazine has changed in many ways. The most noticeable difference is the switch to full-color glossy magazine paper from black-and-white newsprint. Look further and you’ll see we’ve expanded our program options to include technology, travel opportunities, special events and the latest trends in group exercise. Our recreation facilities have expanded too! Most of our programs back then were held in elementary schools and fire houses because there was simply not enough room for them at the Craig Avenue Center and the now obsolete Ogden Center. Now you’ll find the majority of recreation programs occurring at Brambleton Center or Green Ridge Recreation Center. One thing that hasn’t changed is program quality. Staff member Myra Sellers started working here in 1979, and reflects, “Now we serve participants even better because we’re focused on a wider age range and larger numbers of people. Even though the volume has increased tremendously, our program quality has remained high. That’s because we listen to comments from our customers and respond to their needs.” We hope you’ll take some time to browse Roanoke County’s fall 2012 lineup of programs. If there’s a program you’re interested in that you don’t see here, please give us a call. Your feedback helps us determine our class lineup. Who knows what programs and services will be in our magazine in another 30 years?

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Our magazine has changed a lot in 30 years. The fall covers above are from 1982, 1988, 1990, 2003, 2007 and 2011.

In a recent e-mail survey, we asked our participants to choose the “Best of Roanoke County Parks.” Here are the results of your choices plus our editor’s picks. See if your favorite park made the list! Favorite County Park Green Hill Park

Best Children’s Activities Green Ridge Recreation Center

Best Park for Walking Trails Garst Mill Park

Best Adult Activities Group Exercise Classes

Best Park for a Picnic Happy Hollow Gardens

Favorite County Event Green Hill Medieval Faire

Best Playground Darrell Shell Park It’s easy to sign up for your favorite program online! Visit RoanokeCountyParks.com

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$158

Arts

The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio with all tools necessary to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, with one being wheelchair accessible. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $20/25 pounds. Eleven week program.

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Handbuilding in Clay

Pottery can be created without the use of a potter’s wheel. You can create beautiful pots and clay forms by hand using simple tools, slabs of clay, or just by using your hands and fingers. In this class you will explore many techniques for handbuilt pottery. Instructor: Becky Carr. Ten week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 14-Nov 16

F

9:30am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21452

$143

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Beginning Clay Sculpture

This course will present you with a basic knowledge of sculpture using a variety of techniques. Fee includes two tools, the use of additional tools, and clay. Carlos Dowling is an accomplished Bermudian artist. His major works are in pottery, sculpture and mold making, much of which can be seen in numerous public and private collections in Bermuda & America. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 18-Nov 6

Tu

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21451

$129

Ceramics

Some greenware is available for purchase at Brambleton Center with a wide selection available to order from the ceramic catalogue or buy your own. The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 20-Nov 8

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21141

$45

18+

Sep 20-Nov 8

Th

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21142

$45

18+

Nov 15-Dec 13

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21143

$23

18+

Nov 15-Dec 13

Th

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21144

$23

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Handbuilding in Clay for Kids

Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Yolanda Eaddy, brings out their creative side. The student will learn to design pieces out of slabs of clay along with learning coiling techniques. The fee includes clay and the use of tools. Six week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Sep 19-Oct 24

W

4:10pm-6:10pm

Brambleton

21536

$97

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A

Arts

Adult

Arts

Brushstroke Seminar

Learn different brushstrokes to create designs, patterns, and detail work. The variety of brushstrokes can be used to detail pottery, ceramics, wood pieces and scrapbook pages. Also included will be pattern transfer techniques. Fee includes three brushes, practice tablet and pattern sheets. Three week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

18+

Sep 11-25

Tu

10:00am-12:00pm

18+

Sep 11-25

Tu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Course #

Fee

Brambleton

21169

$48

Brambleton

21170

$48

Oil Painting by the Bob Ross Method

With the Bob Ross method of Oil Painting, you will complete each painting in just one class. Even people who have never painted before can do this although more experienced people will also enjoy the classes. Each painting is done on a 16x20 inch canvas using Bob Ross supplies. All supplies are included in the fee. Ages

Date

Instructor

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Aug 25

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

20631

$75

18+

Sep 8

18+

Sep 20

Wood

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Hollins Lib

20669

$59

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20651

$59

18+

Sep 22

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

21122

$79

18+ 18+

Sep 22

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20648

$59

Oct 13

Wood

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Hollins Lib

21132

$59

18+

Oct 13

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21135

$59

18+

Oct 18

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21138

$59

18+

Oct 27

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

21121

$79

18+

Nov 10

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21136

$59

18+

Nov 10

Wood

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Hollins Lib

21134

$59

18+

Nov 15

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21139

$59

18+

Nov 29

Gowen

Th

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

21253

$79

18+

Dec 6

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21140

$59

18+

Dec 8

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21137

$59

18+

Dec 8

Wood

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Hollins Lib

21133

$59

18+

Dec 27

Gowen

Th

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

21254

$79

Intro to Drawing

No matter what you’re drawing, it’s helpful to learn the basics of shading and composition.

Come meet new people and learn some basic drawing techniques. We will explore various drawing styles and work to achieve realistic images using pen and ink and charcoal. No experience necessary! All materials and instruction provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Aug 20-Oct 3

M, W

6:30pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

21028

$150

Drawing

Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. Enhance your skill by learning shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 19-Oct 24

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21090

$86

Watercolor Basics & Beyond

This class is for the beginning level student and for those who wish to refresh their basic watercolor skills. At each class the Instructor will demonstrate watercolor techniques and a critique of the students work will be included in some sessions. Six week class. Instructor: Charlotte Hanks. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+ 18+

Oct 2-Nov 6

Tu

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21093

$86

Oct 4-Nov 8

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21094

$86

Intermediate Watercolor

This class is designed for those who have had previous experience using watercolors. You will be able to put into practice what you have learned in the Introduction to Watercolor class and be able to develop your own personal style in your choice of subject matter. Six week class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

No experience needed! Anyone can learn to paint like Bob Ross.

Oil Painting

This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or those who want to brush up on their skills. Six week program. Supply list will be given when class minimum is met. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 19-Oct 24

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21092

$86

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 19-Oct 24

W

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

21091

$86

Stained Glass

As a beginning student, you’ll learn the basics of design, glass cutting and joining, as well as how to frame your project. A beginning student will finish the course at the intermediate or advanced skill level. Fee: $231 includes tools and supplies; $182 includes tool rental and supplies; $148 includes supplies only no tools. Eight week program. Instructor: Tanya Leslie. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 10-Oct 29

M

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21496

Varies

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Crafts

A

Adult

New!

Hand Made Books

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 18-Oct 23

Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21107

$92

New!

Jointed Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears are not only simple and fun to make, they also make cuddly friends or ideal gifts for a special someone. Jointed bears are also more versatile as they can be posed in a variety of positions. Three week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 25-Oct 9

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21256

$27

New!

Zen Garden

People conceived Zen gardens centuries ago as a way of relieving stress. Rid your mind of turmoil by bringing a Zen garden to your home or desk top. Construct a Hypertufa container to be used as your garden structure then tap into your creative talent to design your Zen garden. Students should wear old clothes and bring a five gallon bucket and trowel for mixing ingredients. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 6

Sa

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

21180

$40

Beginning Sewing 2 - Home Decorating

Improve the sewing skills you achieved in Beginning Sewing I by making several projects for the home. Pattern terminology, sewing instruction, reading and understanding a pattern will also be covered. Projects include an envelope pillow, simple curtains, table runner, and a ruffled apron. Basic sewing knowledge and a sewing machine are required. Supply list given at first class. Bring sewing machine and accessories to all classes. Six week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 8-Nov 19

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21179

$89

New!

Jumbo Clothespin Note Holder

Paint a pineapple (symbol of welcome and hospitality) or a cozy quilt design or paint each design on either side of this jumbo clothespin. Clothespins are perfect for holding recipes, post its, bills, and photos, or as a large chip clip. Includes all supplies. Two week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 9-16

Tu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21184

$11

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Learn to make four individual dog toys using common items found in most households. If you have a sewing machine, bring it to the second class as we will be making a stuffingless toy that does require sewing. You will be your dog’s favorite person! Supply list given when class minimum is reached. Two week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 11-18

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21178

$29

Arts

Create your own original books in a variety of styles including lotus, accordion, Japanese sewn books, tunnel and a variety of concertina books. You will brew your own paste to make books for a variety of uses such as journals, memory books, albums, gifts, personal keepsakes or just simply works of art. No special skills are required, just your interest and willingness to spread a little paste, cut some paper and have some fun. Most supplies are furnished. Six week class. Instructor: Betty Tisinger.

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Simple Dog Toys

New!

Nativity Trees

The Holy Night painted on three various sized wooden tree shapes. Nativity figures are set against a night time sky. This set would make a great gift for anyone on your Christmas list. Four week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 6-27

Tu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21176

$39

New!

Knitted Ear Flap Hat

A knitted hat with ear flaps will not only keep you warm throughout the winter; its distinctive look will also make it stand out amongst other cold-weather accessories. Take your beginning knitting skills to the next level with this quick and easy project. Increase, decrease, knitting in the round and more will be covered in this class. Three week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 13-27

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21255

$27

New!

Beaded Christmas Ornament

Add some sparkle to your holiday celebration. These are so much fun to make, you won’t be able to stop at just one! Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 17

Sa

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

21257

$19

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Learn to make a natural evergreen wreath with lots of boxwood, cedar, pine, spruce and other great materials. You will also learn how to care for your creation to make it last throughout the holiday season. Includes all supplies for one wreath. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 29

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

21487

$20

Craft Show

Brambleton Center’s Annual Craft Show will be held Saturday November 3. Shop for Christmas gifts or rent a booth and sell your handmade items. All crafts need to be handmade. To register for a booth, call Terry Flanary at 777-6352 Free for visitors! Reserve a booth for $29, including booth and eight foot table. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 3

Sa

8:00am-2:00pm

Brambleton

21189

$0

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Dance

A

Dance Classes With Liz

Adult

Arts

Ballet

Improve your muscular strength, balance, coordination and flexibility through the classic art of ballet. Learn the basics in a fun and encouraging environment (no experience necessary). Focus of classes will be on stretching and barre work, but instruction will also include floor exercises, basic leaps and turns. Ballet slippers are encouraged but socks are welcome for the first class. Ages

Date

18+

Sep 10-Oct 29

Day

M

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

21488

$42

Shag

This is still one of the most popular dances taught in this area. Learn to shag, then join the Roanoke Valley Shag Club. Couples only. Singles will be put on a wait list and matched with partners. Five week program. Instructor: Donna Richardson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 24-Oct 22

M

7:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21120

$31

World Infused Line Dance for Beginners

It is a great way to start the weekend! Learn steps to the sounds of Latin, Pop, Rock, Soul, Country and Ballroom in this new wave line dance class. Weight control, cardio, stamina, balance and memory are just a few of the other benefits. Line Dancing requires no partner or special clothes. All you need is a pair of shoes with hard soles, and a willingness to step your way into a better lifestyle. Five week program. Instructor: Linda Parker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 14-Oct 12

F

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21210

$42

18+

Oct 26-Dec 7

F

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21212

$42

New!

Tap Dance

It is never too late to learn! Find a new interest by taking our introduction to tap dance class. The instructor, Maggie Rhodes, will keep your feet moving to the beat as you learn how to tap dance. Split sole tap shoes are required for the class and may be purchased locally at Dance, Etc in Vinton. Ages

Date

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

Day

Sa

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

21489

$42

Salsa By Salsa Noke

Indulge yourself in a healthy and exciting addiction! Experience the Latin rhythms as you learn to perform the basic salsa step with variations such as the back rock, side-to-side and forward rock steps. The class also incorporates basic spins and turn patterns that are the building blocks for this hot Latin dance! Six week program. Instructor: Edgar Ornelas. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 17-Oct 22

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21106

$33

Egyptian Style Belly Dance

This style of belly dance involves every part of the body, isolating major muscle groups and working them in isolation or in opposition to other parts of the body - including circular movements of the arms, hands, head, upper torso and hips. Take it for fun or the workout! Six week program. Instructor: Elizabeth Watson.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 9-Nov 13

Tu

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21105

$38

The popular classes continue with Liz Becker! Sign up for one or all three! We will start the Saturday classes off with Dance Lover’s Line Dance. No partner needed. Learn hot Latin dances like Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Merengue and Samba as well as Country and Night Club dances. Next class for the day will be Rumba. This is one of the first ballroom dances you should learn to get started with partner dancing. The Rumba will be your ‘go to’ dance at every event. Rumba can be danced to a variety of music including Latin, Country, Oldies & Standards. Partner required. Last class of the afternoon is Let’s Cha Cha. Learn this exciting popular Latin dance and you will really impress your friends! Partners required for this class as well. Ages

Date

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

Music

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Sa

1:30pm-2:30pm

Green Ridge

24179

$38

Sa

2:45pm-3:45pm

Green Ridge

21567

$38

Sa

4:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

21480

$38

A

F

Fa m i l y

Adult

Harmonica for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to play campfire favorites ‘straight harp’, as well as beginning blues. Required material: Standard harmonica in key of C (purchase online or from local store). Ages 12 and up. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Sep 24-Nov 12

M

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21145

$51

Blues Harmonica

Learn to play riffs and solos along with classic blues songs. Prerequisite: Two months of previous classes or lessons. Standard harmonica in key of C required. Age 12 and up. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Sep 25-Nov 13

Tu

6:45pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21147

$51

Keyboard for Absolute Beginners

Have fun with your keyboard as you learn to read music. No previous musical knowledge needed. Required materials: portable keyboard, extension cord, and method book ($13, will discuss at first class). Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Sep 24-Nov 12

M

7:05pm-8:20pm

Brambleton

21146

$51

New!

Fingerstyle Guitar

Introduction to fingerpicking guitar solos. Prerequisite: approximately two months of guitar classes or lessons. Bring guitar to class; instructor supplies other materials. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Sep 27-Nov 15

Th

7:05pm-8:20pm

Brambleton

21149

$51

Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Acquire basic guitar skills including tuning, playing chords, reading tablature, flatpicking, and playing simple songs. Required materials: acoustic guitar (steel string or classical), pick, tuner. Ages 12 and up. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Sep 27-Nov 15

Th

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21148

$51

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Youth Arts

Family Arts

Yo u t h

KidsBallet / Tap Combo

New!

Fall Scarecrows

Let’s celebrate autumn by building a life-size straw friend. Each straw friend will have it’s own unique personality determined by the clothes and accessories you choose. Please bring a long sleeve shirt and a pair of pants to class. All other supplies included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Sep 27

Th

5:00pm-7:00pm

Craig Center

21261

$15

6-11

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:30am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21490

$42

All

Oct 6

Sa

2:00pm-4:00pm

Brambleton

21343

$15

Hip Hop for Tweens

Movin and groovin in this fun class for tweens. Tweens will have a blast learning hip-hop inspired dance moves. Instructor: Maggie Rhodes. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9-14

Oct 27-Dec 1

Sa

10:30am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21491

$42

Arts

Your child will gain confidence and self-esteem while learning to express themselves creatively. Music and movement will be used in the first half being ballet and the second half tap. Please have patent leather tap shoes and ballet shoes for class. Instructor: Maggie Rhodes.

F

Fa m i l y

Fall Wreath

The colors around us are starting to change so why not celebrate the changing of the seasons by making a fall wreath for your door. Great activity for parents and their children! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Oct 6

Sa

10:00pm-12:00pm

Brambleton

21332

$20

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Come by to carve your pumpkin to decorate your doorstep this fall. Be creative and come up with your own design or use one that is provided. All supplies will be provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

5+ 5+

Place

Course #

Fee

Oct 13

Sa

Oct 18

Th

1:00pm-3:30pm

Brambleton

21333

$20

5:00pm-7:00pm

Craig Center

21540

$20

Festive Evergreen Wreath

Learn to dance with hip-hop inspired moves in a fun kids dance program.

Scarecrow Bucket Craft

Join us in this fun craft as we kick off the fall season. Every participant will make a scarecrow bucket craft to take home. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-10

Sep 18

Tu

4:00pm-6:00pm

Craig Center

21260

$12

New!

Halloween Treat Bag

Tired of carrying that old pillow case around on Halloween? Stop by and make yourself a brand new Halloween treat bag that everyone will love as you stuff it full of candy! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-8

Oct 20

Sa

10:00am-11:30am

Brambleton

21334

$15

Come with us to help celebrate the holiday season! Bring the family and make a decorative evergreen wreath to grace the front door or mantle in your home. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Dec 1

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21330

$20

New!

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Did you ever think that the tomato cage in your garden could become a Christmas Tree? Just turn it upside down and with a little imagination and some lights and decorations of course you’ll have a holiday keepsake you can use for years to come. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Dec 8

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21437

$20

Holiday Photo Frames

What better way to surprise your grandparents during the holidays then by giving them some picture frame ornaments to hang on their christmas tree that are made by your special hands. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-7

Dec 1

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Craig Center

21269

$14

Holiday Gifts for Mom and Dad

Show mom and dad how much they mean to you this holiday season by making them gifts that truly come from the heart. These will be guaranteed to be treasured for a lifetime. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-9

Dec 15

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21438

$15

Get CREATIVE this year! Sign up for one of our holiday craft programs for youth.

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High-Tech Research

Did you know that Roanoke County Public Library has a treasure trove of free online research databases? By Penny Lloyd , Roanoke County Library

At Your Public Library

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ublic library reference departments, once home to thousands of hefty books chock full of information, have evolved in recent years. With the affordability of personal computers and the growing popularity of tablet computers, such as iPads, eReaders (i.e., Kindle, Nook), and other digital devices, what used to be buried in a hundred different places may now be just a few clicks away on a computer keyboard. Most information previously found only in encyclopedias, almanacs, or directories is now readily available on the Internet and searchable from the comfort of your home. Unfortunately, it may be interspersed with a lot of data that is inaccurate or irrelevant. The trick is for you to find reliable, well organized, and easy to understand research tools. That’s where the Roanoke County Public Library’s collection of online databases comes in. For most, all you need is a computer and your library card, and every database is free! Learning Express Library Whether you’re still in school, studying for your U.S. Citizenship, or want to improve your job skills, LearningExpressLibrary provides access to a variety of online practice exams based on official standardized tests. Consumer Reports Looking for a new refrigerator or a better lawn mower? If you want unbiased information from a reliable source, check Consumer Reports online before you invest. This searchable database is available for in-library use. Genealogical Research There are plenty of fine genealogical research tools out there, and Roanoke County Public Library has two of the best. The popular Ancestry Library Edition is available for use in the library. HeritageQuest Online, another essential resource that includes

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searchable images of U.S. federal census records, family records, and local histories, is available from home. Mitchell’s Automotive Repair Manuals For the do-it-yourselfer in the garage, Mitchell’s remains the premier provider of automotive repair information, vehicle maintenance, diagnostic data, and service manuals. Mitchell’s is available for in-library use only. If you prefer the print version, a selected collection of Mitchell’s manuals can also be found in South County’s Reference Department. Mango Languages Whether you’re planning on a trip abroad or having an overseas visitor, you might want to brush up on your language skills. Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you master Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and more! Reference USA For detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses and 102 million U.S. residents, head to ReferenceUSA. Here you’ll find listings that include telephone numbers, street addresses, zip codes, demographic and financial data for businesses, local competitors, and even mapping functionality. Opposing Viewpoints Trying to figure out how the other side thinks? Opposing Viewpoints can help. This database is the digital equivalent of the book series of the same name, featuring a wealth of up-to-date essays on relevant and controversial topics to encourage critical thinking and issue awareness. Biography in Context Whether you’re researching someone famous or are just naturally curious, Biography in Context delivers in-depth information with over 600,000 biographies spanning history and geography.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Literature Research Center The Literature Research Center is just what it sounds like – a current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource of literary topics, authors, and their works. Coverage includes all genres, disciplines, time periods, and regions of the world. Research Magazines, Periodicals, and Newspapers There are a number of databases available for local, regional, state, and national publications, including magazines, newspapers, books, pictures, maps, and television and radio transcripts. These include, among others, eLibrary, InfoTrac, and Newsbank.

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Has the old way of doing things gone the way of the buggy whip? Well, not yet, but databases and other digitized resources have opened up a whole new world for everyone. There’s hardly a reference librarian whose adrenalin doesn’t jump when asked a question that requires a trip to the shelves – most librarians will admit that printed books are where their heart is – but you can count on the reference staff at the Roanoke County Public Library to help you identify the best tool for your research. Many times that tool just may be one of the these online resources.

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Technology

Adult

New!

Social Media Made Simple

Join the fun! Share your thoughts, photos, and videos with friends and family using today’s most popular social media while protecting your privacy online. We’ll cover the ins and outs of Facebook, Skype, Pinterest, and other emerging trends. You must be comfortable using a computer, have an email account, and know your email password. Call 777-8782 before the class begins if you need help setting up an email account. Three week program.

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echnology classes shown on this page are taught in the new South County Library’s state-of-the-art computer lab featuring 18 computers, SMARTBoard technology, and projection and sound system. All classes are taught by experienced instructors who also serve as library staff, which means that fine-tuning your knowledge doesn’t stop once the class ends. Staff is available by phone, email, chat, text, or visit to the library. South County Library is located in the heart of Cave Spring at 6303 Merriman Road, directly across from Penn Forest Elementary School. For more information, please call 7778782. Registration will be taken online at RoanokeCountyParks. com, at recreation centers, or at South County Library.

New!

PC Boot Camp

You don’t want to be the last person at the dinner table to understand that tablets aren’t just something you take for a headache. With this comprehensive course, you’ll get an overview of how computers affect our daily lives and learn what easy-to-use resources are available to you as a consumer. Then we’ll drill down to the basics, such as computer hardware, mouse and keyboard, common terminology, Internet browsing, email, Windows 7, and more. Five day program.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 18-Nov 1

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

SoCo Library

21460

$54

18+

Sep 24-28

M-F

1:30pm-3:30pm

SoCo Library

21461

$95

New!

Excelling at Excel

This course will guide you through Excel from beginning to advanced features. You’ll learn to create a spreadsheet, generate a chart, and work with data management tools. Topics include: exploring the layout, entering data, formatting, writing formulas, using functions, charts, sorting and filtering, working with multiple sheets, pivot tables, printing, and more. Basic understanding of computers is necessary for this class. Four week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 2-23

Tu

1:30pm-3:30pm

SoCo Library

21464

$80

New!

Technology Petting Zoo

Looking for the right gift for that special someone? Take some of the most popular electronic devices – including the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, and more! – for a test drive. If you have more questions, our staff will be available to help find answers and navigate the world of options. This is a FREE, hands-on event!

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Home.net For The Holidays

Reduce your holiday stress with this gift bag of “how to” sessions designed to capture and enhance your holiday experience! On day one, we’ll show you how to take great holiday pictures. Bring your camera to class, if you’d like. On the second day, we’ll use some of your favorite pictures to create personalized and memorable calendars and cards. Learn how to safely shop for the perfect gift online on the third day. Basic understanding of computers is necessary for this class. Three day program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov13-15

Tu-Th

1:30-3:30pm

SoCo Library

21465

$54

New!

Online Help When Taxes Are Too Taxing

We can’t help you do your taxes but we can help get you started. From finding forms to filing your taxes online, learn about the sites and tools you need to do it yourself. This class is for individuals already proficient with computer basics, email, and Internet browsing.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

18+

Nov 7

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

SoCo Library

$0

18+

Dec 5

W

10:00am-12:00pm

SoCo Library

Course #

21476

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

Fee

$18

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Cooking

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Adult

Sushi Workshop

Our most requested class! Love sushi? It is a lot easier to make than you think! This popular hands-on workshop is designed to teach you how to make delicious, healthy sushi at home. Learn how to prepare and cook sushi rice, create fillings, and make great sushi rolls. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 19

W

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21453

$34

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Date Night Sushi

Grab your sweetie and learn everything you need to know to make delicious, healthy sushi at home: how to prepare and cook sushi rice, create fillings, and make great sushi rolls. You’re welcome to bring a romantic dessert to share. The fee is per person and both must be registered. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 25

Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21454

$34

Stir Fry Workshop

Learn the secrets of a perfect stir-fry using meats and vegetables from the refrigerator. You will prepare stir-fry rice and a western style stir-fry using the basic stir-fry techniques to make perfect meals. You will understand how to adapt stir-frying to any cuisine. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 2

Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21455

$34

Thai Workshop

This workshop will focus on two traditional and popular Thai dishes and gives a good in-depth understanding of ingredients and seasonings. You will make authentic Pad Thai, a popular noodle dish, and Thai satay (spiced meat on a stick) with a coconut cream-based dipping sauce. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Oct 10

W

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21457

$34

Phyllo Dough Workshop

Phyllo is a paper thin dough popular in many Middle Eastern treats and useful for all kinds of delicious, light, crunchy dishes. It’s found in most local groceries and is easy to work with, once you know the tricks. You will make the famous dessert baklava (sweet but not too sweet), and a traditional appetizer, spinach triangles, great for parties or snacks. Instructor: Maxine Fraade.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Oct 16

Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21458

$34

What can you do with Phyllo Dough? The possibilities are limitless.

If you think you can cook, try to match skills against Green Ridge’s finest amateurs.

New!

Iron Chef Competition

Bring on your chef hats! We will divide you into teams and you will use the same ingredients to create your masterpieces. Staff will judge the winning team and award prize bags to the winning group. (This competition is for the non-professional chef. Amateurs only please.) Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 1

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

21478

$34

New!

Asian and Indian Shopping Tour

Did you know we have terrific, authentic ethnic grocery stores in Roanoke? Within a mile of the Brambleton Center are J and L Asian Grocery stocked with great items from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, and Ambika Indian Grocery with everything you could want for Indian food. We’ll get an insiders’s tour of the two stores, talk to the owners and understand what to buy and how to use their exotic products. NOTE: This class will meet at 6:00 PM at Ambika, 4520 Brambleton Ave corner of Brambleton and Colonial Ave. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 3

W

6:00pm-9:00pm

None

21459

$29

New!

Preparing the Perfect Turkey

Are you a new cook and would love to prepare the perfect turkey, dressing, bread and dessert for the holidays? Come to this hands on demonstration and leave with recipes. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 15

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Craig Center

21338

$10

Hobby

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Adult

Beginner Dog Obedience

Beginner obedience covers basic obedience skills including ‘Sit’ ‘Down’ ‘Stay’ ‘Come when called’ ‘Wait’ ‘Leave it’ ‘Out’ and ‘Walking on Leash’. It also includes beginning distraction training to help owners learn to get these behaviors in public settings. People who enter this class will learn how to communicate clearly with their dogs to facilitate learning, they will develop the mechanics of training, and learn how to develop a relationship with their dog that will enhance training by increasing the dogs’ desire to learn from them. Six week program. Instructor: Jayne Secor. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

1:00pm-2:00pm

Brambleton

21116

$75

18+

Oct 27-Dec 8

Sa

1:00pm-2:00pm

Brambleton

21117

$75

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Intro to Metal Detecting

This class is designed for beginners who are interested in the hobby of metal detecting. Topics covered in this course include metal detectors code of ethics, types of metal detectors, settings and controls, terminology, safety, areas to hunt, retrieving your find, open and closed hunts, and care of your find. Three week course. Instructor: Edward Francisco. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 13-Oct 4

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21175

$38

New!

Budgeting Basics

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 20

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Craig Center

21264

$5

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Have you ever wondered where all your money is going? Receive an edge on life by learning about personal budgeting basics. A Certified Counselor from Money Management International will help you develop a personal budget and spending plan. All materials will be furnished..

Get Paid to Talk - Intro to Professional Voiceovers

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class explores numerous aspects of voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. You will learn how to prepare your demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. You will even have a chance to record a commercial script. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 10

W

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21066

$19

New!

Book Exchanging

Do you love to read books and you are tired of paying high prices for them? Bring your books to this program and exchange with others. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 20

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Craig Center

21431

$0

Digital Photography - Get to Know Your Settings

Are you baffled by all those symbols and options on your digital camera? Ever wonder what white balance really means? Let us demystify the digital process for you. This class is open to beginners with a basic knowledge of their digital cameras. Participants should bring a digital camera and user’s manual to class. Instructor: O. Winston Link Museum staff. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 4

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21202

$19

Digital Photography - Nature in the Fall

Every year mother nature reminds us to stop and notice her brilliant hues and colors. This year make a point to photograph the changing of the season and document those fleeting moments with your lens. Join us as we present Nature in the Fall at Garst Mill Park. We will take a walk around the park and find the secrets of the season just waiting to be captured. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera and owners manual. Class will meet at the Garst Mill Park picnic shelter. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 20

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21206

$19

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Over 55

55+ Ov

er 55

Lunch Around the Valley

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Everyone is invited to meet at 11:30 AM for lunch on your own at a variety of area restaurants listed below. Please register by the Thursday before so reservations can be made. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 24

M

11:30am-1:00pm

Logan’s Roadhouse

21235

$0

55+

Oct 22

M

11:30am-1:00pm

Panera Tanglewood

21234

$0

55+

Nov 19

M

11:30am-1:00pm

Rancho Viejo Salem

21236

$0

55+

Dec 18

Tu

11:30am-1:00pm

Parker’s Seafood

21237

$0

Driver’s Safety Program

Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP. Fees: $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members paid to the instructor at the first session. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 17-18

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

21250

$12-14

55+

Oct 22-23

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

21251

$12-$14 Don’t pop your bubble, come study with us!

Pot Luck Lunches

Join your friends for a social gathering and meal. Bring a covered dish to share. Bingo will be played after each lunch, so bring a gift to be used as a prize. Glenvar luncheons are held at the Living Well Church of the Nazarene, located in Salem. Mason’s Cove area luncheons are held at the Mason’s Cove firehouse. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 28

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

21230

$0

55+

Oct 19

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

21231

$0

55+

Nov 16

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

21232

$0

55+

Dec 28

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

21233

$0

55+

Sep 20

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cv. Fire

21226

$0

55+

Oct 18

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cv. Fire

21227

$0

55+

Nov 15

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cv. Fire

21228

$0

55+

Dec 13

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cv. Fire

21229

$0

Craft Show

Brambleton Center’s Annual Craft Show will be held Saturday November 3. Shop for Christmas gifts or rent a booth and sell your handmade items. All crafts need to be handmade. To register for a booth, call Terry Flanary at 777-6352 Free for visitors! Reserve a booth for $29, including booth and eight foot table. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 3

Sa

8:00am-2:00pm

Brambleton

21189

$0

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Te e n

New!

SAT Prep Course

Boost your score! This SAT prep course will prepare you for all areas of the SAT exam. It will also provide valuable test-taking skills and strategies. Fee is for a 21 day course, spread over 7 weeks. For more information, please call Tammy at 777-6315. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

14-17

Sep 17-Nov 2

M, W, F

5:00-6:00pm

Green Ridge

21474

$527

Teen Club Night

Roanoke Valley Teens: Come rock at Green Ridge for a Halloween themed club night! Come hang out with friends- with no teachers as chaperones! Our live DJ will be spinning the latest party anthems. TCN will feature dancing, prizes and refreshments. Parents, don’t worry, all events are supervised by Green Ridge staff. Parent/Guardian must escort participants in and out and a participant form must be filled out. Cash only at the door. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

11-14

Oct 27

Sa

7:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

21462

$5

Social Clubs

Did you know that the Brambleton Center offers several weekly clubs that are free and open to the public? Find out more by calling 772-7529. Widowed Persons Support Group - Third Saturdays Roanoke Valley Social & Craft Club - Third Fridays Social Service Club - Fourth Tuesdays Pokeeno - Every Wednesday Pinochle - Mondays and Fridays Canasta - Every Friday

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Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

Need a dance that’s not in your high school gym? Come to Green Ridge on October 27.


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New!

Cupcake Wars for Kids

Kids-get ready to make the best, prettiest, coolest cupcakes ever! We will provide the supplies, come with your creativity! Pre-made cupcakes will be provided for decorating. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Sep 24

M

6:00pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

21477

$30

New!

Candy Apple Making

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

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It’s that time of year, the leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and the apples are in season. Enjoy learning how to make a traditional fall treat. Bring your appetite because we will be sampling what we make! Fee

6-8

Oct 13

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

21433

$13

6-8

Oct 20

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Craig Center

21532

$13 Leave the kids to us, we’ll keep them smiling...

Parents Night Out

When was the last time you had dinner out without the kids? How about a few hours to yourself to catch up on TV, your favorite hobby, shopping or just uninterrupted conversation? Treat yourself! No need to scramble for a babysitter. Drop off the kids for a fun filled night of fun, structured activities at the Brambleton Center. Kids will have games, movies and plenty of yummy snacks to keep them going Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Oct 12

F

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21434

$15

5-12

Nov 9

F

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21435

$15

5-12

Dec 7

F

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

21436

$15

Take a trip to Lane Stadium and leave the kids with us!

New!

Hokie Game Day

Parents - want to head to VT for game day as a date? Kids want a fun day filled with a field trip, swimming and a pizza party? Join us for Hokie Game Day. Times may be adjusted due to actual kickoff time. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-11

Oct 13

Sa

10:00am-8:00pm

Green Ridge

21482

$35

6-11

Nov 24

Sa

10:00am-8:00pm

Green Ridge

21483

$35

New!

Homemade Holiday Lollipops

Yummy, yummy, yummy! Different shapes and patterns will come to life when we make homemade lollipops to celebrate the holidays. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-8

Dec 15

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Craig Center

21340

$13

Family

F

Fa m i l y

Friday Night at the Movies

Join family and friends for a night of fun at the Craig Center watching a movie outside and eating snacks! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Oct 19

F

8:30pm-10:30pm

Craig Center

21263

$7

Halloween Party

Looking for a safe Halloween celebration that’s fun for the whole family? Bring your children to the Craig Center for an evening of games, costumes and fun! No charge. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Oct 25

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Craig Center

21265

$0

Holiday Open House

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It’s fast easy and secure! Register online at RoanokeCountyParks.com

Get in the holiday spirit! Spend an evening with friends and neighbors singing your favorite Christmas carols at the Craig Center. Refreshments provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Dec 11

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Craig Center

21259

$0

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Special Events

Grandparents Day 2012

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A Celebration Of Decades Gone By

Grandparents Day

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Gather up your grandchildren and join us at our 3rd annual sock hop to celebrate decades gone by! Rock to the sounds of live 50’s and 60’s music from the band “40 Years After.” Come dressed to the “nines” and enter our Sock Hop and Twosome contests. Join the action of our Twist and Hula Hoop contests. Take dance lessons from a pro. Enjoy hot dogs, sodas and root beer floats to help get you in the spirt of the times. It’s a fun and FREE event that your family won’t want to miss. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

ALL

Sep 9

Su

1:00pm-5:00pm

Tanglewood Mall

$0

Media Sponsor:

Sponsored by:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

FREE EVENT at Tanglewood Mall Sunday, September 9th 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Root Beer Floats Compliments of :

New!

Friday Family Fun Night

www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

Enjoy a night of fun at Green Ridge, featuring our giant inflatable obstacle course, and karaoke. Bounce the night away from 5pm to 8pm, then sing your favorite tunes individually or as a family from 7pm to 8:30pm. We will have a fun filled competition for those who ‘dare to sing’. Please pre-register by September 14, as we are planning to have light snack-a-tizers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

ALL

Sep 21

F

5:00pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

21252

$5

Green Ridge Fall Fest & Food Drive

Join us for games and activities, arts and crafts, inflatables, balloons, and face painting at this exciting annual event. Children three and under are free. All other participants are $5, or FREE with the donation of five non-perishable food items per person Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

ALL

Oct 20

Sa

1:30pm-4:30pm

Green Ridge

21432

$5

Call (540) 387-6078 for more info

Country Store & Flea Market

The Country Store is held at the Brambleton Center on the second Friday of selected months from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. You must be 55 years or older to sell. The 5% sales tax must be collected on items sold. Fee for vendors: $6. Free to the public. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

ALL

Sep 14

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

21207

$0

ALL

Oct 12

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

21208

$0

ALL

Nov 9

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

21209

$0

Indoor Flea Market

Do you have any old clothing, household goods or toys at home that you would love to sell? Bring them to our Flea Market that will be held at the Craig Center. You must pay 5% sales tax on total sales. Call 857-5035 to reserve your space. $6 for vendors. Free to the public. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

ALL

Oct 6

Sa

8:00am-1:00pm

Craig Center

21258

$0

New!

Christmas Events & Santa Visits Does your family recipe stack up? Find out this fall...

New!

Take the Chili Challenge!

Take the Chili Challenge Saturday November 10th, 11am -1pm at Green Ridge Recreation Center! There will be lots of spicy chili to taste so we need you! To get an estimate of the number of participants for our chili chefs, online pre-registration is required to taste these delicious recipes. Delight your palate and then cast your vote for the best ‘tastin chili’ to receive the People’s Choice Award. Want to be a chef? Register at the Green Ridge front desk for $10 by October 4th. There will be prizes!

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

ALL

Nov 10

Sa

11:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

21215

$3 (tasting)

Santa Claus is comin’ to town! Roanoke County is planning several FREE events this year featuring the jolly old elf. Join us on December 3rd for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, now at the new South County Library. Over the next few weeks, Santa will be visiting recreation centers throughout the County to spread Christmas cheer! Look for more detailed information in our Winter 2013 program guide arriving in early December. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Ages

Date

ALL

Dec 3

ALL

Dec 8

ALL

Dec 15

ALL

Dec 22

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Time

Place

Fee

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

South County Library

$0

Sa

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

$0

Sa

7:00pm-8:00pm

Craig Center

$0

Sa

7:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

$0


Green Hill Medieval Faire & Highland Games

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

ALL

Sep 29-30

Sa Su

10:00am-6:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm

Green Hill Park

$5

life

Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park will once again be the site for a spectacular reenactment of medieval times. This yearly event allows spectators and participants to experience adventure, pageantry, magic and romance. The knights, knaves, damsels, and magicians along with many other interesting characters transform Green Hill Park into a spectacular display of history. You can explore the village yourself as the past comes to life with historic figures, entertainment, eccentric characters such as equestrian antics, swordplay, music, handcrafted arts and crafts, vendors, merchants, and hearty food and drink. New for 2012 are a falconer, belly dancing, blacksmith demonstrations, archery demonstrations and scottish dancers. Due to popular demand, there will be TWO Masquerade Balls this year, one on Saturday at 4:30pm and another on Sunday at 3:30pm. The Highland Games event will take place during the day on Saturday only. Come dressed in garb and get in to ANY part of the event for FREE! Cash only at gate. Children ages 5 and under are free.

Expect the best at this year’s Medieval faire!

New!

College Clan Competition

New to the Green Hill Medieval Faire & Highland Games is the College Clan Competition, open to all VA college students! Is your school the best? If so, prove it. Bring your school clan, dressed in Medieval Garb representing your school colors to the Faire and check-in at the Front Gate any time on Sunday, September 30. The school with the most participants wins the distinction of reigning supreme at the Faire. The winners will be announced at 3:30 on Sunday, prior to the Masquerade Ball. All Faire goers dressed in garb get in for FREE. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

+17

Sep 30

Su

3:30pm

Green Hill Park

$0

New!

Tri-Wizard Tournament

This fall, Green Hill Park is hosting the Mid-Atlantic Regional Quidditch tournament! Spectators are highly encouraged to attend the event. While you’re there cheering on your favorite team, we’ve planned a series of exciting activities the whole family can enjoy. Take the Tri-Wizard Tournament challenge, straight from the pages of the Harry Potter series! Participate as an individual or team as you take-on three activities designed to test your memory, agility and skill. Keep track of your score and try to become the top wizard. There will be prizes! Just drop-in for the fun from 10am to 5pm. Don’t forget to bring your broom. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

ALL

Nov 3

Sa

TBD

Green Hill Park

$0

Tri-Wizard Tournament

Held in tandem with the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Quidditch Tournament. Show up to cheer on your favorite team, and stop by to participate in three exciting family activities: * Test your memory * Try your luck and skill * Puzzle your way through challenges MUGGLES WELCOME!

Saturday, Nov. 3 at Green Hill Park

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Aquatics

Preschool Swimming Getting Started Early Green Ridge offers lessons starting at age 6-months, but parents should participate with them at this early age. By Jim Moshier, Aquatics Director at Green Ridge

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t’s that time of year again when school starts and parents rejoice! Older students pack their laptops, begin writing research papers and graphing mathematical equations. Elementary students prepare their notebooks, pencils, and crayons in backpacks. The preschooler sings letters and numbers, learning to count. For the preschooler, it’s an exciting age. Everything is new. Discoveries are a daily occurrence. Parents find the joy of seeing their little one taking baby steps with giggles and laughter. Toddlers seem to absorb everything, taking each day in with fun and the thrill of learning. It is a great time to learn and the very best time to begin swim instruction. There are several things parents can do with their preschooler even before they enter the pool. Getting used to the “feel” of the water over their body is important because it calms the fears of the child. “Feeling” the water and how it moves is something that preschoolers can learn to become comfortable with. Breath control is also an essential part of swimming. When your face or head is underwater, it is critical NOT to take water into the lungs. The best way to prevent water from coming in is to learn to blow air out of the nose and mouth. Preschoolers can “blow bubbles” in the bath tub or in a large bowl and get used to the idea of expelling air so that water doesn’t come in. My best advice for teaching this skill is to make it a game. Parents can demonstrate by placing their face into a large mixing bowl with water and blowing bubbles into the water. Kids generally think this is really silly looking and sounding. Taking a bath or playing outside on a hot day is a great time to learn the “watering can game.” Taking a watering can (or gentle shower head) and lightly sprinkling water

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on your child’s head for five seconds at a time. This will give them the sensation of learning to control their breath while being partially under water. The more fun you make it for your child, the more they will be willing to play along and progress with water acclimation. As a parent, have you ever considered the importance of learning to swim? Swimming is a life saving skill and should be taught at a young age so that children can learn to survive a drowning situation. Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for kids ages 1-14? (per CDC 2005) Every good parent would like their child to know how to swim, but many do not know how to teach them. That’s where the Green Ridge Recreation Center aquatics professionals can help you! We have an experienced, knowledgeable staff that possesses both the skills and caring passion for teaching swimming. Our certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors can teach your child to swim at your convenience and on your schedule. Classes are offered for age six months through adult. All classes include safety lessons for students and parents that can save a life in a potential drowning situation. We make every attempt to “play” while teaching swimming. This enhances the learning experience for your preschooler. Together, between your efforts at home and the swim instruction at Green Ridge Recreation Center, they will soon look forward to swimming due to the enjoyable experience. The swimming philosophy at Green Ridge is that we believe everyone should know how to swim and be able to enjoy it. It is a lifetime recreational opportunity that can begin for your child today.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Lessons at Green Ridge

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Baby Drops

No need to wait! Start building your baby’s confidence and swimming readiness now. Fun opportunities for children to explore the water and become adjusted to it. Parent will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and teach them to love the water. Parental participation is required. No class the week of Nov 1925. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-18mo

Sep 11-Oct 4

6-18mo

Sep 15-Oct 20

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

21219

$43

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

21220

6-18mo

$33

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

21216

$43

6-18mo

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

21217

$43

6-18mo

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

21218

$33

Join your child as they discover the world of water. Toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. This comfortable, fun, and engaging class will keep your child wanting to come back. Parental participation is required.No class the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

19-36mo

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

21422

$43

19-36mo

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

9:20am-9:50am

Green Ridge

21424

$33

19-36mo

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

21423

$43

19-36mo

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

21425

$43

19-36mo

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

9:20am-9:50am

Green Ridge

21426

$33

Little Splashes

Come enjoy swimming with your child as they unleash their love for water. Participants will be learning basic aquatic skills to build independence, confidence, and the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. Parental participation is required for this class. No class the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

3-4

Sep 11-Oct 4

3-4

Sep 15-Oct 20

3-4 3-4 3-4

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

21406

$43

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

21408

$33

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

21407

$43

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

21409

$33

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

21410

$43

Big Ripples

Celebrate your child’s independence in the water! Children are encouraged to develop arm strokes, kicking, floating, and submerging independently. Child must be able to participate fully in class without parent/caregiver. Participants who pass this level move on to Tidal Waves. No class the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Sep 11-Oct 4

Th, Tu

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

21361

$43

4-5

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

21363

$33

4-5

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

21364

$33

4-5

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

21362

$43

4-5

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

21365

$43

4-5

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

21366

$33

4-5

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

21367

$33

Aquatics

Tiny Bubbles

Green Ridge Recreation Center follows the guidelines of the American Red Cross Learn-toSwim, Preschool and Parent-Child swimming lesson programs. Red Cross standards help us maintain the quality, consistency and credibility of our Aquatics Program. Our facility provides a safe and fun learning environment utilizing certified water safety instructors. Each level is a progression through basic swimming skills and water safety. Students must be able to follow directions and to take turns in order to participate in group lessons. Classes may be offered as combination classes and/or cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Tidal Waves

Jump in, Float, and Swim! Children get moving with their face in the water, arm strokes, kicking, and begin learning breathing patterns. Water safety is highly emphasized in this class. Children will move directly to Level 2 after completion. No class the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Sep 11-Oct 4

4-5

Sep 15-Oct 20

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

21417

$43

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

21419

$33

4-5 4-5

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

21418

$43

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

21420

4-5

Nov 3-Dec 15

$43

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

21421

$33

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re s h o c

P

Toddler Fun

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P

re s h o c

P

Toddler Lessons

Preschool Squirts

Jump in the water and help your child learn to swim! Parental participation is required for Baby Drops, Tiny Bubbles and Little Splashes

Children will be involved in water activities, crafts, and water safety games which emphasize water adjustment, safety, basic swimming skills, and FUN! Children may be dropped off for class and snack is included. Children must be potty-trained to participate Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-6 yrs

Sep 24-Oct 24

M, W

10:00am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21411

$60

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Youth Lessons

Y

Yo u t h

Level I Lessons

Let’s have fun learning to swim! This is a beginner class for youth to become comfortable and confident in the water. Participants will learn beginning swimming strokes, breath holding, floating, and kicking to help keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. No class the week of Nov 19-25.

Aquatics

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

21381

$58

5-12

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

9:10am-9:50am

Green Ridge

21383

$44

5-12

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

21382

$58

5-12

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

9:10am-9:50am

Green Ridge

21385

$44

5-12

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

21384

$58

Level II Lessons

Be ready to reach and exceed your swimming expectations! Participants become more confident and adjusted to placing face in the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arm and leg actions in front and back stroke along with breathing. No class the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21386

$58

5-12

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

21390

$58

5-12

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

9:10am-9:50am

Green Ridge

21395

$44

5-12

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

21388

$44

5-12

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21387

$58

5-12

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

21392

$58

5-12

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

9:10am-9:50am

Green Ridge

21389

$44

5-12

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

21394

$44

5-12

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21391

$58

5-12

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

21393

$58

Level III Lessons

Now you’re really a swimmer! At this level, the swimmer is very confident and comfortable in the water. Must be able to float on back, rollover, and perform front float prior to the start of this class. Emphasis on coordination of breathing, arm strokes, and kicking and crawl. Dolphin kick, scissor kick and elementary backstroke are introduced. No class the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21396

$58

5-12

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

21398

$44

5-12

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21397

$58

5-12

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

21400

$44

5-12

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21399

$58

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Our lessons are certified by the American Red Cross to guarantee a high level of program quality and consistency.

Level IV Lessons

This is your chance to push yourself and really enhance your swimming skills. To participate in this class you must be able to jump into chest-deep water, swim front crawl for 15 yards with face in the water and rhythmic breathing pattern. Focus at this level is on performing strokes efficiently to increase your endurance. Upon completion of this class participants will develop butterfly, sidestroke, breaststroke and turns on the wall. No class the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Sep 11-Oct 4

5-12

Sep 15-Oct 20

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21401

$58

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

21403

$44

5-12

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21402

$58

5-12

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

21405

$44

5-12

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

21404

$58

Stroke Refinement

Complete your swimming journey by taking this final class. Here you will refine all your strokes so that maximum efficiency and coordination is accomplished and you are more at ease with your swimming skills. Longer distances of will not seem so challenging as your endurance increases. Flip turns are also introduced at this level. Must be able to swim front crawl and back crawl for 25 yds. No classes the week of Nov 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-15

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21412

$63

6-15

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:00am-10:45pm

Green Ridge

21413

$48

6-15

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21414

$63

6-15

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

21416

$48

6-15

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21415

$63

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Adult Aquatics

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Adult Stroke Technique

Adult

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

The warmth, buoyancy and added resistance of water can help decrease pain and/or stiffness and help improve and maintain joint flexibility. Exercises are designed for people with arthritis and related diseases.

Jump in and take this opportunity to increase your swimming efficiency and gain confidence by improving your stroke technique, breathing pattern, and endurance. We welcome all levels of fitness, from those who are looking to improve their basic strokes through the triathlete. No classes the week of November 19-25 Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21344

$63

18+

Sep 10-Nov 14

M, W

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

21354

$70

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21346

$48

18+

Sep 14-Nov 16

F

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

21355

$35

18+

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21345

$63

18+

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21347

$48

18+

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21348

$63

Hydro Fit

This medium to high intensity class is a total body workout which includes 20-30 minutes of short cardio segments, strength, and resistance exercises. Develop your flexibility, core strength, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. A variety of water fitness equipment will be used. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Sep 10-Nov 14

M, W

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

21306

$70

18+

Sep 14-Nov 16

F

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

21307

$35

Wave Walker / Runner

This instructor-led class is held in the a variety of current channels and uses the resistance of the water to build strength and give you a high level cardiovascular workout and overall body toning. Water shoes are recommended. Participants can structure the necessary resistance according to their fitness levels. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 11-Nov 15

Tu, Th

8:00am-8:45am

Green Ridge

21473

$70

18+

Sep 14-Nov 16

F

8:00am-8:45am

Green Ridge

21531

$35

Adult Swimming Lessons

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! An introductory water program designed for adults or teens that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. A comfortable, non-threatening environment in which instructors provide patience and understanding to help participants reach their full potential. No classes the week of November 19-25. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21349

$63

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21350

$48

18+

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21351

$63

18+

Nov 3-Dec 15

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21352

$48

18+

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21353

$63

Not comfortable with group lessons? Call 777-6303 to find out about private lessons!

Be a part of the aquatics team! An intensive lifeguard training to teach high protection standards for guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment for indoor pool. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

15+

Sep 19-23

Various

Various

Green Ridge

21299

$240

Aquatics

Ages

18+

Ellis Lifeguard Training

Private & Homeschool Private & Semi-Private Lessons

A certified swim instructor will develop a program that meets the goals and swim lesson needs of each individual. Days and times are flexible to accommodate your schedule. Semi-private lessons are for two-to-three individuals at once. Please form groups of similar ages and/or ability levels. Register by calling 777-6300. Ages

Lesson Type

Quantity

Duration

Fee

All

Private

5

30 minutes

$75

All

Private

10

30 minutes

$140

All

Semi-private

5

30 minutes

$45 per person

All

Semi-private

10

30 minutes

$80 per person

Homeschool Lessons

Join our new Homeschool classes! What better way to get some exercise for PE than to swim? Reserved specifically for homeschool children. This course focuses on improving front crawl coordination with bilateral breathing. A great opportunity to build endurance and swimming strokes. No classes Nov 19-25. Ages

Level

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Pre

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

1:20pm-1:50pm

Green Ridge

21378

$43

3-5

Pre

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

1:20pm-1:50pm

Green Ridge

21379

$43

3-5

Pre

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

1:20pm-1:50pm

Green Ridge

21380

$43

5-12

1&2

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

12:40pm-1:20pm

Green Ridge

21372

$58

5-12

1&2

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

12:40pm-1:20pm

Green Ridge

21373

$58

5-12

1&2

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

12:40pm-1:20pm

Green Ridge

21374

$58

5-12

3&4

Sep 11-Oct 4

Tu, Th

1:20pm-2:00pm

Green Ridge

21375

$58

5-12

3&4

Oct 9-Nov 1

Tu, Th

1:20pm-2:00pm

Green Ridge

21376

$58

5-12

3&4

Nov 6-Dec 6

Tu, Th

1:20pm-2:00pm

Green Ridge

21377

$58

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Keep Kids Active By Julie Morris D.H.Ed., M.S., ACSM

Wellness

C

& Avoid the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

hildhood obesity is quickly becoming an epidemic. Obesity in children has more than doubled in the past 20 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 1980, 6.5 percent of children ages 6 to 11 years were obese; in 2006, 17 percent of children were obese. Eighty percent of children who are overweight at ages 10-15 years are obese by the age of 25 years. If a child is overweight before the age of eight years, obesity is likely to be more severe in adulthood. There is also an increase in the number of youth with Type 2 diabetes; 30% of all new cases are youth. The risk of disease is very high for those children who are overweight and obese; 60 percent have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar and 20 percent have two or more risk factors. Parents have great influence on the health of children. Children mimic the behaviors of their parents. If parents are sedentary, then children are likely to be sedentary. If there is at least one parent who is overweight or obese, their child has an 80 percent chance of being overweight or obese Research shows the parent’s attitude towards physical activity affects the child’s attitude towards physical activity. Children who have parents who are physically active are six times more likely to be physically active than children who have parents who are inactive. When parents lead by example the children are more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle. When a child is overweight or obese, family support is essential. Parents must plan physical activities that involve the entire family. Parents need to lead by example and participate in physical activity and play active games with their kids. Parents should be creative and remind children physical activity can be obtained by parking farther away and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Playing outdoors games the entire family enjoys is a great way to get children moving. Parents should help their children set realistic, short-term goals. It is a lot easier for a child to adhere to realistic goals and goals that are short-term. arents are busier now than ever before and family responsibilities take priority P over physical activity. Being too busy is often cited as reason for not participating in physical activity and exercise. Research shows that the average household watch-

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es eight hours and 15 minutes of television in a 24 hour period and people, over the age of two years, watch about 4.5 hours of television per day. If families can spend a large amount of time watching television they have time to participate in physical activity. Parents should limit family’s television viewing time and commit to performing more physical activity as a family. Recess is a great way for children to obtain much needed physical activity. Recess time in the schools has been lowered significantly or dropped. Only 35 percent of recess time is spent being active. The little recess time children do receive does not meet the 30 minutes of daily recommended amount of physical activity. There are a vast array of programs now being offered to keep youth active. Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism offers youth sports, fitness classes, dance, and more to keep youth active. Green Ridge Recreation Center also gives youth a fun and safe environment to get our youth moving. With two full basketball courts, an indoor aquatic center, an activity room, and a wellness center, youth are sure to get all the activity they need. The wellness center offers family track times for ages six and up. Youth ages 10 and up can also use some of the fitness equipment with their parents. Take a look and let us show you how to keep your youth fit and healthy! Julie Morris is the Wellness Manager at Green Ridge Recreation Center.


Youth Fitness

Y

Yo u t h

New!

Youth Sports Conditioning

Sports conditioning for youth is important for performance and injury prevention. Ages 8-12 will work with a certified personal trainer twice a week. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Sep 17-Oct 11

M, Th

4:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

21331

$60

New!

Youth Strength Training

Strength training for kids is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of strength training and cardio as well as center etiquette This is a six week course for youth ages 10-12. After completion of this course youth may use equipment in Wellness Center at Green Ridge without a parent. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10-12

Sep 20-Oct 25

Th

4:30pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

21544

$40

Teen Fitness

T

Te e n

New!

Teen Intensity

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

13-17

Sep 18-Oct 25

Tu, Th

4:30pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

21329

$35

Older Adult Workout

Wellness

This six week program will keep your teens active while teaching the importance of fitness and nutrition as a lifestyle. This course is designed for older youth to learn proper exercise techniques and proper fitness etiquette.

55+ Ov

er 55

Strength Training for Older Adults

Would you like to be stronger and compliment your current fitness program? Join us for this 30 minute strength training program designed to give you the weight bearing exercise that you may not be getting from your water exercise program alone. The instructor will guide you through gentle but effective exercise to build muscle and bone strength. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 10-Oct 19

M, F

11:15am-11:45am

Green Ridge

21239

$40

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) is a group, recreational exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. The program uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion, to maintain muscle strength, and to increase overall stamina. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 18-Oct 25

Tu, Th

9:00am-9:45am

Green Ridge

21328

$60

Not sure which workout is right for you? Check the intensity scale to help decide if you’re up to the challenge.

Low Intensity

Medium Intensity

High Intensity

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Group Exercise

A

Adult

Zumba

It’s Hot! It’s Latin! It’s Zumba (pronounced ZOOM-buh)! Zumba is a style of intense dance-aerobics workout with pulsating Latin music. Get lost in the music and dancing while making exercise fun. This class focuses on dance steps and ab work while dancing! Exercise experts say Zumba can offer a good cardio workout. Ten week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 11-Nov 20

Tu

18+

Sep 17-Nov 19

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21224

$46

6:45pm-7:45pm

Craig Center

21225

$46

Zumba Toning

The Zumba Toning Program utilizes an innovative muscle training protocol with the addition of lightweight toning sticks or dumbbells. Created to emphasize muscle work along with rhythms, this combination of cardio and resistive exercise is an effective use of progressive light weight training to improve overall performance. Eight/six week programs. Instructor: Ginger Tanks. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 17-Nov 5

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21193

$37

18+

Nov 12-Dec 17

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21201

$28

Wellness

Total Body Workout

Increase your energy level, lose body fat, strengthen, sculpt and tone your muscles, and improve your cardio fitness with this class. Eight week program first session; Seven week program second session. Instructor: Anthony Bryant. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 10-Oct 29

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21150

$35

18+

Sep 10-Oct 29

M

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton

21151

$35

18+

Nov 5-Dec 17

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21152

$31

18+

Nov 5-Dec 17

M

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton

21153

$31

New!

Primal Power

Train your inner beast! Combines functional strength movements with explosive athletic power. Develop speed and agility using battle ropes, tires, sledge hammers, agility ladders, and oh so much more. This class is designed for the already conditioned gym goer wanting to take it to the next level. Participants should expect to be outdoors. You will be backed in the corner; be prepared to fight!!! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 12-Oct 31

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

21497

$40

Every fitness level is welcome, in our NEW wholyfit exercise class.

New!

WholyFit Exercise Class

Fitness for the Whole You! This class is a mind-body exercise program that works your joints through a full range of motion, emphasizing stability, strength and flexibility. Exercises are low impact on your joints, while building core strength! Each class is taught in three layers, so every age and fitness level can enjoy this fabulous workout. Eight week class. Instructor: Kristin Dunker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 28-Nov 16

F

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

21098

$44

Jazzercise

This popular dance fitness program is a fun, high energy class geared to all ages and fitness levels. Get a great workout using today’s hit music. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 10-Nov 12

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21190

$40

18+

Sep 14-Nov 30

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21192

$40

18+

Oct 20-Jan 12

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

21196

$40

18+

Nov 19-Feb 4

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21191

$40

18+

Dec 7-Feb 15

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21195

$40

18+

Oct 18-Dec 20

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

New!$40 21469

18+

Oct 23-Jan 8

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

21472

$40

Jazzersculpt

This class is the Jazzercise version of toning and strengthening, focusing on endurance and flexibility. You will use hand weights and do some mat work to get yourself in shape. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. Ages

Date

Day

18+

Sep 12-Nov 14

W

18+

Nov 28-Feb 6

W

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21197

$40

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21198

$40

UNLIMITED! Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise and Jazzersculpt classes for just $99. Brambleton Center classes with Cindy Bryan ONLY. Register online using course #21199 & 21200, or call 772-7529 to get this special rate.

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Be prepared for any situation, with total body training in our NEW primal power class.

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New!

Booty Beat Fitness

Booty Beat is the ultimate sexy, fun cardio dance party! The moves are taken straight from the hottest videos and coolest dance floors and incorporated into a fat burning, super-fun, easyto-follow routine to provide the perfect combination of cardio and strength training. You will feel like you are a part of a music video rather than in a cardio crazy, core chiseling, booty toning, arm sculpting workout class. Six week program. Instructor: Maka Price. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 18-Oct 23

Tu

6:45pm-7:45pm

Brambleton

21108

$32

18+

Oct 30-Dec 11

Tu

6:45pm-7:45pm

Brambleton

21114

$32

New!

Couples Challenge

Team up with your spouse or friend for some friendly competition! Couples will work in teams of four with a Certified Personal Trainer twice a week and compete with other teams in various fitness challenges. Workout times will be based on participant and trainer availability. Participants will be contacted after registration ends. Registration cost is per person. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 8-Nov 12

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

21214

$150

Date

18+ 18+

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 11-Oct 19

Tu, F

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

21099

$40

18+

Oct 23-Dec 7

Tu, F

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

21100

$40

Women’s Extreme Bootcamp

Are you ready to achieve extraordinary results??? If so, then this class is for you! This six-week program combines cardio, strength, high intensity interval training, and plyomterics to help you transform your body. Come prepared to work hard, and leave the excuses at the door in this class! Instructor: Tiffany Stacy. Workout gloves required. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Aug 28-Oct 4

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20765

$40

18+

Sep 4-Oct 11

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

21326

$40

18+

Oct 23-Nov 29

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

21327

$40

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Sep 18-Oct 23

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21110

$32

Sep 20-Oct 25

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21111

$32

18+

Oct 30-Dec 4

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21112

$32

18+

Nov 1-Dec 13

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21113

$32

Intense workout that combines cardio intervals and strength training using a kettlebell!! This metabolic work out will boost that metabolism, and get your body right into the fat burning zone! Come prepared to sweat! Instructor Liz Rooney. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Aug 29-Oct 3

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20760

$25

New!

Tri-Fusion - Triathlon Conditioning

Join us for our new Triathlon Conditioning program! No equipment is needed and program is designed for all fitness levels. Instructors will be taking participants through a 30 cycle class using our indoor cycles, a 30 minute run, and 30 minutes of strength training and core. Exercises will be designed to improve cardio; strengthen muscles specific to running, biking, and swimming; and the core. Participants will also be given specific workouts to complete on their own druing the week. Instructors: Bryan Edwards and Nita Chocklett. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 15-Oct 20

Sa

9:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

21273

$60

Wellness

Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hula and Tahitian fitness class breaks down the elements of the various movements and then combines them into a routine. Participants learn a complete dance over a period of weeks, then a new one is introduced. Appropriate dances are taught to strengthen basics and hand movements. It provides a total body workout in 60 minutes. This class isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy this workout. No hoops or exercise gear are required, not even shoes. Bare feet are preferred for the workout. Six week program. Instructor: Maka Price. Ages

The fastest way to get your body in shape! This six-week program combines cardio, strength, high intensity interval training, and plyometrics to give you amazing results! Come prepared to work hard, and break a sweat! Hurry and sign-up as class fills up quick! Six week program. Instructor: Amy Light.

Kettlecamp

New!

Hula / Tahitian Fitness

Women’s Boot Camp

AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification

This course is a review of AFAA’s Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, anatomy, exercise science, exercise evaluation and exam criteria. The program format includes practical application of group exercise, study guide overview and question and answer sessions. The day concludes with written and practical exams. Current CPR certification is required before certification is issued. Contact AFAA at (800) 923-2346.

Movements in our Tahitian fitneess program are based on the hip motions of the traditional hula dance.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Sep 22

Sa

9:00am-6:00pm

Brambleton

CALL

Not sure which workout is right for you? Check the intensity scale to help decide if you’re up to the challenge.

Low Intensity

Medium Intensity

High Intensity

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Gentle Group Ex

A

Adult

Barre Exercise

This low impact, extraordinarily effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warm-up exercises and stretches, then we use light hand weights for toning the upper body, followed by highly effective deep tissue concentrated exercises to work the thighs and seat. We will finish with some ab targeting mat work. You will feel new strength, increased flexibility, and become more graceful. Popular throughout the country, the barre workout has evolved over the years from the Lotte Berk Method and Callanetics. Six week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 13-Oct 18

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

21274

$35

18+

Sep 18-Oct 24

Tu W

5:30pm-6:30pm 6:45pm-7:45pm

Brambleton

21537

$66

18+

Sep 24-Nov 2

M, F

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

21103

$66

18+

Sep 24-Nov 1

M, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

21101

$66

18+

Nov 6-Dec 19

Tu W

5:30pm-6:30pm 6:45pm-7:45pm

Brambleton

21538

$66

18+

Nov 5-Dec 20

M, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

21102

$66

18+

Nov 5-Dec 21

M, F

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

21104

$66

Wellness

Body Recall

A safe, tested program of gentle exercise and movement, Body Recall has something to offer adults of all ages. It’s slow movements help circulation without threatening the heart, generating energy without sweating. Body Recall is designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance. The sitting, standing and floor movements in Body Recall work to enhance body function without injury. Many exercises are done from a sitting position in a chair. Ten week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

30+

Oct 5-Dec 14

F, M, W

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

21181

$60

30+

Oct 5-Dec 14

F, M, W

10:40am-11:40am

Brambleton

21568

$60

Your workout doesn’t have to be a chore! We’ve got a fantastic lineup of low-intensity classes to keep you fit.

Grace and Gusto

Feeling hunched over, tight and a little toxic? Then this class is for you. This 60 minute barefoot workout blends the best of Pilates, Yoga and Dance for a total body workout that is congruent with nature, Grace and Gusto is 30 minutes of gentle cardio, followed by 10 minutes of core work, 10 minutes of Barre work and ends with 10 minutes of restorative relaxation. Eight week class. Instructor: Amy Light. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 26-Nov 14

W

11:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

21095

$44

Low Impact Aerobics

This low impact class is designed for all levels of fitness. The benefits of this program include improved stamina, cardiovascular health, strengthening and toning of the upper and lower body muscles. Fees for sessions already in progress will be prorated. Ten week program. Instructor: Jane Powell. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 11-Nov 15

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21088

$49

18+

Nov 27-Feb 12

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21089

$49

Nia

Try one of the most innovative and safe cardiovascular programs around. It lets you bop to the beat without jarring your joints and is a great workout for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. It will pump your heart, lubricate your joints, release tension and enhance your balance. Nia uses gentle yet powerful movements that blend dance with martial arts, yoga and other techniques. Seven week program. Instructor: Laura Pole. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 10-Oct 29

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21534

$30

Zumba Gold

This program brings the excitement of the popular Latin danceexercise program to beginner or older adult participants. Created to emphasize the basic steps of ZUMBA, this explosive program is so easy to follow that everyone of all ages can do it. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 17-Oct 24

M W

4:30pm-5:30pm 4:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

21558

$46

Zumba Gold is designed for beginners, so don’t worry about getting the steps right.

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Yoga & Pilates

A

Adult

Beginning Yoga

This is a gentle form of Yoga to encourage flexibility and strength in your body and confidence in yourself. This class is appropriate for new and continuing students. Bring a blanket to class. Instructor for Wednesday class is Norma Silvius, instructor for Saturday class is Gail Steele. Seven/ eight week programs. Ages

Date

18+

Oct 3-Nov 28

18+

Oct 6-Nov 17

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21119

$44

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

21118

$39

Hatha Yoga

Great health, a clear mind, boundless energy and a positive spirit can be yours when you discover Hatha Yoga. Floor poses build upper body strength while standing poses increase hamstring, quadricep, and abdominal strength which is critical for people of all ages. Wear comfortable loose clothing, expect to be barefooted and bring a blanket, and yoga mat. Six week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 3-Nov 14

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

21523

$45

18+

Nov 28-Jan 2

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

21524

$40

Yoga

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 17-Nov 5

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21154

$41

18+

Sep 17-Nov 5

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

21155

$41

18+

Sep 13-Nov 1

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21156

$41

18+

Nov 12-Dec 17

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21157

$31

18+

Nov 12-Dec 17

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

21158

$31

18+

Nov 8-Dec 20

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21159

$31

A mix of elements from yoga and pilates is used to create a workout that relieves stress, helps to gain coordination and balance, lose weight, and relax all at the same time. Eight/six week programs. Instructor: Amy Light. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 12-Oct 31

W

10:15am-11:15am

Brambleton

21162

$44

18+

Nov 7-Dec 19

W

10:15am-11:15am

Brambleton

21163

$33

Fundamental Pilates Mat Work

Condition your total body by combining flexibility and strength techniques, using both Eastern and Western methods. Pilates increases physical and mental strength, improves posture, promotes ease of movement and boosts the immune system. It reduces stress, fatigue and assists in a good night’s sleep. Ten week program. Instructor: Sondy M. Shiplett. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 4-Dec 13

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

21096

$40

Pilates Intermediate

This class concentrates on lengthening and strengthening the body with emphasis on your core muscles and stability. Some Pilates experience is strongly recommended. Ten week program. Instructor: Sondy M. Shiplett. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 4-Dec 13

Th

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton

21097

$40

Wellness

Beginners and intermediates benefit in flexibility, posture, and balance. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and enjoy the many benefits of yoga. First session is an eight week program; second session is a six week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian.

Yogilates

Gentle, Flowing, Restorative Yoga

Are you interested in learning about Yoga but don’t know where to began? This class combines a variety of forms including Osteo, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga to allow your body to stretch with a flowing movement and ease. This is an excellent class for those starting out in Yoga or for those who enjoy a slower, gentler, stretch. First session is an eight week program; second session is a six week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 13-Nov 1

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

21160

$41

18+

Sep 13-Nov 1

Th

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

21164

$41

18+

Nov 8-Dec 20

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

21161

$31

18+

Nov 8-Dec 20

Th

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

21165

$31

Online

Yoga originated 5,000 years ago in India, and was first put in written form in the Yoga Sutras, written by Patanjali.

Scan the barcode with a smart phone to visit our website.

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Martial Arts

A

Adult

Aikido

Staying fit during pregnancy reduces discomfort and can help ensure a healthy child.

Healthy Living

A

Adult

Fit Mommas to Be

Wellness

Don’t waddle through your pregnancy! Join us for a prenatal exercise class taught by a certified Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist. Expect pregnancy friendly strength and conditioning blended with prenatal yoga. Minimize the typical pregnancy discomforts, lessen excess weight gain, speed recovery, and reduce your baby’s risk of a weight problem. A health form will be provided and must be completed by a doctor. Instructor Whitney Duff. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 13-Nov 1

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

21324

$46

Ages

Date

18+

Aug 27-Dec 17

18+

Sep 8-Dec 29

18+

Jan 7-Apr 29

18+

Sep 6-Jan 3

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

M

6:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

21042

$29

Sa

9:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

21167

$46

M

6:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

21463

$29

Th

6:45pm-8:45pm

Brambleton

21168

$29

Meditation

Learn how meditation can help you relax, quiet the mind and body and provide tools that help you gain greater focus. Emphasis will be on breathing techniques as well as methods to calm the mind and turn off the daily stress we all face. Meditation is simple and easy to learn and the benefits are immediate and long lasting. Four week program. Instructor: Angie Kayte. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 1-22

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21194

$30

New!

Stroller Fitness in the Park

Grab your stroller, child and fitness shoes and get ready for a super fun class! You and your child will have a blast in this outdoor class. Meets at first parking lot on the right side after turning into Green Hill Park (next to the Greenway). If inclement weather, class will be held at Green Ridge (notified by staff). Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 11-Oct 18

Tu, Th

9:00am-10:00am

Green Hill Park

21484

$56

18+

Oct 23-Nov 29

Tu, Th

9:00am-10:00am

Green Hill Park

21485

$52

18+

Dec 4-18

Tu, Th

9:00am-10:00am

Green Hill Park

21486

$25

New!

Managing Menopause Workshop

During this four hour workshop you will find easy solutions to increase energy, eliminate irritation attacks, and decrease night sweats. This workshop also provides simple solutions to regain control over emotions, lose the belly weight, and finally get some beauty rest. You will learn relaxation techniques, triggers to avoid, and natural remedies to control Menopause moments. Instructor: Laura Gentile, Certified Holistic Life Coach

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A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life. Fee: $29 for Thursday class and $46 for Saturday class. The Saturday course has instruction until 11:00 am with practice and skill improvement until 12:30 pm. Instructor: Eric Goodbar and Devin Hamden.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 22

Sa

9:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

21546

$5

Get rid of stress through meditation and self-centering techniques found in the movements of T-ai Chi.

T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi Chaun can be described as an exercise consisting of slow, relaxed movements that help us develop internal and external balance and harmony. The moves are practiced in a slow controlled fashion that builds strength as well as balance. T’ai Chi Chaun requires mindful concentration similar to meditation. The slow rhythmic movements relax the body and clear the mind. The movements are done with a feeling of buoyancy and lightness as if swimming in air. Another important aspect is the positive effect it has on circulation and stimulating blood flow to the organs. Six week program. Instructor: Denis Spencer Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+ 18+

Sep 12-Oct 24

W

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

21492

$42

Sep 13-Oct 25

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21493

$42

18+

Nov 7-Dec 19

W

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

21494

$42

18+

Nov 1-Dec 13

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21495

$42

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Personal Training Did you know that you can participate in Green Ridge personal training and weight loss programs without a membership? Let us help you meet your personal fitness or weight loss goals! See pages 8-10 for more information about facility admission.

Green Ridge Personal Training

A Certified Personal Trainer will work with you individually to develop a program based on your specific needs. Services begin with a complimentary consultation to discuss specific health history, current fitness level and specific fitness goals. Our certified trainers will work with individuals to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Benefits of personal training include improved motivation and increased exercise retention. Clients will also receive basic nutrition guidance and innovative fitness routines. Personal training is available for adults as well as teens and tweens ages nine and up. Call 777-6300 to register! Number of Sessions

One Hour Session Rate

1/2 Hour Session Rate

1 to 9

$45 / session

$25 / session

10 to 19

$42 / session

$25 / session

20 or more

$39 / session

$25 session

Bill Jones lost over 100 pounds with the help of a personal trainer.

Benefits of Personal Training • Provides motivation • Reduces chance of injury by ensuring correct form • Maximizes time • Improves results • Increases exercises retention • Improves fitness knowledge • Breaks through plateaus

Wellness

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Overall Health Benefits • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease • Lowers resting heart rate • Lowers blood pressure • Lowers cholesterol • Maintains and increases bone mass • Increases well being and self esteem • Lowers risk of developing diabetes • Improves joint stability • Reduces stress

Lose Big

Lose Big is for people of all ages and fitness levels. This 12-week program is designed to teach lifestyles changes in nutrition and fitness as well as provide motivation to participants. The program will begin with health history screening and fitness testing. Participants will compete in teams, and will work with a Certified Personal Trainer twice a week. Teams will be set up based on fitness levels, and available time slots. The time frames for training are Monday-Friday 5:30AM-10:00AM, and 4:00PM-8:00PM. So what are you waiting for??? Come join one of our Lose Big teams today for only four equal payments of $62.50. For further information please call Tiffany Stacy at 777-6305. Personal trainer Chelsea Arner is also one of our Lose Big program instructors.

Ages

Date

Day/Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 24-Dec 10

Various

Green Ridge

21323

$250

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Marine Mud Run

By Scott Ramsburg

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17 Years Helping Area Youth

oanoke County’s department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has been proud to host the Marine Corps Mud Run since 1996. The event was the brain child of Marine Corps Lt.Col. (Ret) Ted Adams, who reflects, “I felt there was always a lack of interaction between local reserve units and the community and so I set out to invent something that might change that. I wanted to do something other than a typical Toys For Tots event where people are expected to donate toys. I wanted more than a monetary donation, I wanted people to get a small taste of what it means to be a Marine. A benefit fun run through mud seemed to be the perfect fit..”

Around the time the first event was being planned, Roanoke County was in the early stages of revitalizing Camp Roanoke, a youth summer camp founded in 1925 that had fallen into disrepair. The County took over the camp as part of the effort to construct Spring Hollow Reservoir. It was decided that in exchange for allowing the use of Green Hill Park for the annual event, some of the proceeds from the Mud Run would go towards Camp Roanoke. Seventeen years later that arrangement still stands, having raised nearly $100,000 for facility improvements and repairs that have been an essential part of the growth the camp has experienced. Thanks to the partnership with the Marine Corps League, Camp Roanoke has been able to serve more participants in a safer and more comfortable environment. These are just a few of the improvements that have been made as a direct result of Mud Run funds: • New pavilion metal roof (replaced due to damage). • New upper bathhouse metal roof (replaced due to storm damage). • Gutters on all residential cabins and the nature cabin. • Air-conditioning/de-humidifier units for all residential cabins. • Freezer and stove replacement in the kitchen. • Utility pole relocation from the main field to the upper parking lot, allowing for uninterrupted play in the fields. • Numerous road repairs after storm damage and flooding. • Heater installation in the kitchen for year-round catering use.

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Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

Proceeds from the run benefit Camp Roanoke & Toys for Tots

• Heater installation for residential cabin year-round use. • Fireplace repair for the Kiwanis Lodge, allowing yearround use for campers on rainy days and user groups during the off season. Camp Roanoke director Greg Martin is honored to participate in the Mud Run, saying that these improvements would not have been possible without our Marine Corps League partners. “Through their service to the community, we are able to accommodate more campers, community program participants and citizens in a year-round capacity. Donations received assist camp with facility needs and repairs and are an essential component to our success.” In the end, it’s local youth that benefit from the most from the Mud Run, whether through Toys for Tots or the Camp Roanoke donation. With the help of the Marine Corps League, Roanoke County is able to serve over 2,000 youth each year, enriching their lives through outdoor programs, summer camps and environmental education experiences. Event founder Ted Adams agrees that the annual event is a win-win for both organizations, saying the Mud Run “brings together thousands of people for ‘good clean fun’ while also raising thousands of dollars for Toys For Tots and Camp Roanoke. These two very worthy causes help bring a smile to the faces of many children.” This year’s Mud Run will be held Saturday, September 15th. Ready to take the challenge? Visit MudRun.com to sign up.


Adults Classes

Adult Team Sports

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Tennis Lessons for Beginners

Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level adult players with little or no tennis experience. This program is perfect for improving your coordination, agility, and fitness. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. In the event of inclement weather, instructor will contact all registered participants with make up dates. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Sep 11-20

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

19503

$39

16+

Sep 25-Oct 4

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19504

$39

Fencing

This course is designed to introduce complete beginners as well as further develop intermediates in modern Olympic-style Fencing. It will include a brief history of the sport and general sword use over time, specific stretching and drill work, regular instruction periods, and weekly fencing bouts with classmates and visiting instructors. Wednesday nights are for adults and Saturday mornings are for teens. Instructor: James A. Moser. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 19-Oct 17

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

21467

$75

12-17

Sep 22-Oct 20

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Green Ridge

21468

$75

Basketball League The following basketball leagues will be conducted by the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Athletic Division. Civic clubs, churches or groups of citizens may sponsor and enter a team/s in any of the following (No-Dunking) leagues. 1. WOMEN’S OPEN: Open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Eighteen (18) years old and above. (Women Only). 2. MEN’S OPEN: Open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Eighteen (18) years old and above. (Men Only). Divisions: B, C, D and Recreation 3. MEN’S CHURCH CLOSED: Open to church sponsored teams only. (PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE SPONSORING CHURCH) AGE: Eighteen (18) years old and above. (Men Only). 4. CHURCH OPEN: Open to church sponsored teams only. AGE: Eighteen (18) years old and above. (Men and Women). INFORMATION: League play will start on/or about the first week of January. All games will be played on Sunday afternoons. Each team must have an adult 18 years of age or older to coach. No adult teams will be assigned a practice time. ENTRY FEE: $385.00 must be paid by check or money order. Make check payable to: ROANOKE COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM DEADLINE: Entry deadline: Last year teams – November 18-24 New teams – November 25 - December 1

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New!

Archery Classes

ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE AT: www.roanokecountyva.gov/athletics

Roanoke County’s newest program is designed to open the world of archery to children in a safe and fun environment. The classes core content includes archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. All instructors are certified by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and have undergone a certification program referred to as BAI, ‘Basic Archery Instructor.’ The program is the perfect opportunity to open the world of archery to children. Please note that this program will focus on the skills of archery, not hunting. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-9

Sep 30-Nov 4

Su

1:30pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

21070

$75

10-11

Sep 30-Nov 4

Su

3:00pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

21071

$75

12-14

Sep 30-Nov 4

Su

4:30pm-6:00pm

Brambleton

21072

$75

Athletics

Youth Archery

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Adult

Inclement Weather Cancellations

Call 540.387.6455 • Press 6 for Youth Athletics • Press 7 for Adult Athletics • Press 8 for General Program Cancellations

Teach your kids how to safely shoot a bow and arrow in an exciting new series of archery classes.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Youth Clinics

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Basketball Preseason Clinics

Roanoke County’s youth basketball preseason clinics are designed to teach fundamental and advanced basketball skills to children to prepare them for the upcoming recreation season. The clinics are lead by Varisty Boys and Girls coaches from various high schools while numerous high school varsity players provide supporting instruction. Each camp is limited to 75 players to allow for a camper to staff ratio of 5:1. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-12

Nov 10-11

Sa Su

9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm

Hidden Valley HS

21073

$39

7-12

Nov 10-11

Sa Su

9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm

Northside MS

21074

$39

NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick Competition

Cheer Olympics

Roanoke County’s Cheer Olympics is an opportunity for recreation cheer teams to showcase their skills to other Roanoke Valley teams. Each team will be allowed 3 minutes to perform routines of their choice. Registration is limited to 25 teams so register early. Registration is for teams only. An adult over age 18 must register on behalf of the team. Team Registration. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-18

Sep 30

Su

1:30pm-3:30pm

Northside MS

21188

$35

This competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. The top finishers from each age group at the Local competition will advance to a Sectional competition. Each participant must register at www.NFLPPK.com web site and present a copy of the participant’s birth certificate during check in. This copy will be kept by the Parks and Recreation Department. The competition is FREE and open to boys and girls who will be put in different classifications based on age. Age classification is as of December 31, of current year. No football shoes, cleats, turf shoes or bare feet allowed. Register online only at www.NFLPPK.com. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

6-15

Sep 23

Su

2:00pm-3:00pm

Walrond Park

$0

Athletics

Fast Pitch Pitching Clinics

The perfect clinic to allow your child to focus on her future desires to be a rec, school or travel softball pitcher. The clinics are led by the Virginia Class Action Scrappers, an area competitive organization that is dedicated to developing area softball for girls. The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of pitching, techniques, strategy and footwork to get the absolute best out of your child.

Make sure your child has the skills needed to play tennis on a team! Sign them up for a youth or teen program.

Tennis for Beginner Level Youth

Learn to play tennis with little or no experience. This program is perfect for improving children’s coordination, agility, and fitness. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. In the event of inclement weather, instructor will contact all registered participants with make up dates.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-16

Sep 30-Nov 4

Su

6:30pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21166

$50

Teen Tennis

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Tennis for Beginner Level Teens

Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level teen players with little or no tennis experience. This program is a wonderful opportunity to get your teen off the couch and interested in a healthy lifetime sport!! Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Sep 11-20

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

19487

$39

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

$39

13-17

Sep 10-Oct 1

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19518

$39

8-12

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See if your kids can compete with the best, at the annual Punt, Pass and Kick program.

Sep 25-Oct 4

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19488

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Great Beginnings Soccer

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Did you know that studies have shown 49% of kids under 10 do not have the basic motor skills they needed to compete in organized youth sports programs? This result often leads to frustration, embarrassment and fear that cause over 70% of young athletes to drop out of organized sports by age 13. To combat this problem, Roanoke County has developed a program designed to help prepare children for the challenges of organized sports in a non-threatening atmosphere, without the worry of competition. The program, Great Beginnings, is a five week instructional program targeted to preschool and Kindergarten aged boys and girls with little to no organized sports experience. Under the supervision of trained coaches, this program helps parents to work together with their children to learn how to properly teach the basic motor skills that are needed for team sports. Using progressive skill stations, children are challenged to learn both fundamentals and new techniques. Active parent participation required.

Visit RoanokeCountyParks.com and click on this icon for fast and easy registration!

Online

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-6

Sep 15-Oct 13

Sa

1:00pm-2:00pm

Bonsack ES

21018

$65

4-6

Sep 15-Oct 13

Sa

3:00pm-4:00pm

Clearbrook ES

21019

$65

Great Beginnings Football

Great Beginnings Football is designed to teach the basic motor skills needed to successfully move on to organized football. Skills include running, throwing, catching, agility, lining up, and position responsibilities. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Sep 15-Oct 13

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Cave Spring MSl

21020

$65

Quick Start Tennis

Quick Start is a new format to help children seven and under learn to play. A few things have changed; the court size, the racquet sizes, the balls, the scoring system, the height of the nets. QuickStart Tennis stresses the importance of actually playing the game of tennis and getting involved in team competition. This means that even more children will have the opportunity to experience this new format, have fun playing with their friends and develop skills that will become the foundation of their game. Fee includes all equipment needed, including age appropriate racquets. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-7

Sep 10-Oct 1

M

6:00-7:00pm

Garst Mill

19512

$39

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers youth athletics programs in cooperation with local Recreation Clubs. Youth Athletic participants must sign up through the local Recreation Club that serves the child’s area determined by their elementary school. If you have questions about which Recreation Club serves your school area, or if you need more information about various sports offered by each Recreation Club, please contact us at 387-6078 or visit www.roanokecountyva. gov/recclubs. Participants must be a Roanoke County resident or attend Roanoke County Public Schools to be eligible, and must play in their age bracket. Each club will have cut-off dates for sign-ups, so sign-up EARLY! Registration is taken through your local recreation club! Find yours at RoanokeCountyVA.gov/recclubs

Ages

Sport

Signups

Practice

Games

Ages

Baseball/T-ball

January

April

Late April

6-18

Lacrosse

January

April

Late April

6-18

Softball

January

April

Late April

6-18

Soccer

May/June

August

August

6-18

Football

May/June

August

August

6-12

Cheerleading

May/June

August

August

6-18

Basketball

September

November

January

7-18

Athletics

Youth Team Sports

Great Beginnings soccer is designed to teach the basic motor skills needed to successfully move on to organized soccer including kicking, trapping, running and agility.

Recreation League Directory Cave Spring American Little League • www.eteamz.com/csall Cave Spring National Little League: • www.eteamz.com/csnll Cave Spring Recreation Foundation • www.cavespringrec.com Glenvar Recreation Booster Club • www.glenvaryouthboosters.net Hidden Valley Youth Sports Assoc. • www.hvysa.com Masons Cove Recreation Club • www.mceagles.org Mt. Pleasant Recreation Club: • www.mprecreation.com North Roanoke Recreation Club • www.nrrc.net South County Softball League: • www.eteamz.com/SouthCountySoftballLeague Valley AFC Soccer (SW County) • www.valleyafc.org Vinton Recreation Booster Club: • www.vintonboosterclub.com

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Natural Connection

Environmental Stewardship at Home By Erin O’Donnell

Outdoors

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A Camp Roanoke camper examines a small piece of the natural world. She knows that environmental stewardship starts at home!

ithin the human spirit there is an innate desire to connect with the surrounding natural world. However, fewer and fewer people are able to delve into this world as work, family obligations, and other daily tasks become increasingly important parts of life. We often experience nature only in passing, while driving on a highway or walking to our mailboxes. It is part of the background to many of us, a part of the world that can be easily overlooked. In viewing the world as this, it is left more vulnerable to environmental degradation from human interaction. Over time, our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains become littered with soda cans and our rivers become inhabited by more plastic bags than fish.

which is a 700+ acre facility situated at the base of Poor Mountain near Dixie Caverns. Other programs will be held at the Brambleton Recreation Center & local county parks. In addition, here are a few quick tips to reduce your impact on our environment:

The good news is that is this does not have to be the case. Everyone can become stewards of our environment by making simple changes in daily life. First, get to know the plants and animals that share your neighborhood. Where do the prettiest wildflowers reside? What songbirds sing near you? What draws them to these areas? Once you have become aware of the natural world in your own backyard, you will be better suited to preserve it. Starting this fall, Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will be offering a wide range of environmental awareness programs to provide residents of all ages the opportunity to learn techniques to reduce their ecological footprints. Some highlights of the autumn lineup include home “greening” and composting workshops, as well as outdoor oriented programs such as a guided nature hike and a wilderness etiquette course. A few of these options will take place at Camp Roanoke,

• Try to recycle as much as possible. Roanoke County collects mixed paper, plastics #1-7, and aluminum. For a list of collection centers, check out www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov.

• Strive to use less toxic products. These often end up in our waterways making the water unhealthy for other living creatures • Minimize the amount of waste you produce by buying products with less packaging and buying only what you need. Start traveling with your own coffee mug rather than relying on disposables. Bring a tupperware to restaurants and forgo the to-go box.

• Unplug items when not in use. Many common household items, such as stereos and microwaves, drain electricity 24 hours a day while plugged in. By engaging in such actions, you can take pride knowing that you are working to keep our valley, our home, pristine for generations to come. If you would like more information on environmental program offerings or would like to schedule a group program, please contact Camp Roanoke at 540-387-6114 or eodonnell@roanokecountyva.gov.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Environmental Ed.

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New!

Backyard Birds

If you enjoy the songs of birds or just their simple beauty, this is a course for you. Learn quick and easy techniques to attract birds to your yard all year long, even in the coldest days of winter. We will identify common Virginia birds and discuss plants and foods that will provide the best environment for these species. No prior knowledge necessary. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Sep 19

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21270

$10

New!

Beginner Composting

Have you ever wanted to compost your fruit & veggie scraps but didn’t know where to start? This short intro course in composting will give you the tools to successfully compost in your own backyard or even inside! We will discuss basic composting & vermi-composting which uses worms to increase the rate of decomposition. Each participant will leave the program with a small bin of worms ready to eat leftovers. No experience necessary. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Sep 22

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21272

$15

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Smell the Roses

New!

Green Home Solutions

Small changes can make big impacts, especially when it comes to making your home a healthier & more sustainable environment. Discover tricks and tips to reduce your ecological footprint by cutting energy & water usage. Also, explore the world of ‘green’ products and learn to make your own earth-friendly cleaners using common household items. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Oct 17

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

21339

$15

New!

Indoor Herb Garden

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Nov 14

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21342

$15

New!

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

540-777-0990

301 Market Street Downtown Roanoke 540-777-2727

Family Fun Guide

Your Ad Could Be Here Affordable • Targeted Audience • Direct Mail • 60,000 Copies Contact: Scott Ramsburg Phone: (540) 777-6327 Email: sramsburg@roanokecountyva.gov

Leave No Trace is a nationally recognized organization that sets the standards of wilderness ethics. We will dive into the world of backcountry living as we discuss camping, hiking, and even cooking in the wild. Participants should expect strenuous hiking. Adequate footwear is required (boots or durable sneakers). Lunch will be provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Oct 6

Sa

9:00am-4:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21336

$35

Outdoors

Growing fresh herbs does not have to be restricted to warm weather. This winter, try your hand at indoor herb gardening. We will discuss which plants thrive indoors & how to ensure high herbal yields. Participants will also bring home their own herb of choice.

4822J Valley View Blvd. Valley View Mall

Register Online: it’s fast, easy and secure! Simply log onto www.RoanokeCountyParks. com and click on the icon shown here.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Family Adventure

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Kayaking the New River

Come enjoy a day of fun while paddling a sit-on-top kayak and taking in all the natural surroundings the New River has to offer. The trip is 7.5 miles in length with breaks for lunch, skill development and sightseeing. No experience necessary. Must be able to swim and capable of prolonged physical activity. Transportation, equipment and guides included. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Registration is limited to 10 participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

12+

Sep 8

Sa

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

21241

$40

12+

Sep 16

Su

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

21242

$40

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an exciting and exhilarating sport that is now virtually world wide. Take the opportunity this fall to try it firsthand right here on the popular cliffs of the Appalachian Mountains. The trip includes all equipment, transportation, guides and instruction. No experience necessary. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Registration is limited to 9 participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Oct 7

Su

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

21248

$40

Evening Wall Climb

Camp Roanoke is home to a magnificent 44 foot tall outdoor climbing tower. Come out and spend the evening climbing as well as perfecting techniques to better your skills. Drinks, snacks and all equipment provided. Must be 5 years old to climb. No experience necessary. Registration is limited to 20 participants. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Sep 12

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21243

$10

5+

Sep 26

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21244

$10

5+

Oct 10

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21245

$10

5+

Oct 24

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21246

$10

5+

Nov 7

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21247

$10

Outdoors

Ages

New this fall, the whole family can get a taste of the summer camp experience on November 17-18.

New!

Summer Camp in the Fall

You’re never too old to go summer camp! This Fall, Camp Roanoke would like to invite you to experience summer fun in the offseason. Spend two days and one night with your family participating in fun camp activities such as: Archery, Climbing Tower, Zip Line, Arts and Crafts, Camp Fires and More! All meals, lodging and activity supplies included. You certainly don’t want to miss this opportunity! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Nov17-18

Sa-Su

10:00am-1:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21341

$75

Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride

The Virginia Creeper Trail, once a corridor of the Virginia - Carolina Railroad, is one of most popular bicycling trail destinations in the eastern United States. With its beautiful scenery and easy descending grade, it is perfect for cyclists of all abilities. The day will be spent cruising from Whitetop Station down to Damascus with breaks for sight seeing and lunch. Must be able to ride a bike. Please bring a bag lunch and water. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

12+

Sep 29

Sa

7:00am-4:00pm

Kessler Mill

21335

$60

Hiking at Spring Hollow Reservoir

Camp Roanoke would like to invite you and your family to join us for a hike along the Spring Hollow Reservoir. This is a light to moderate hike with opportunities for bird watching (bring your binoculars), picture taking and foliage gazing. The reservoir is closed to the general public, so you don’t want to miss this great opportunity to explore the beauty it has to offer. Camp will provide snacks and hot beverages. Please bring a bag lunch and water. Space is limited to 15 people. Camp Roanoke’s 44-foot high climbing tower is open to the public on select Wednesdays this fall. See if you can reach the top!

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Nov 10

Sa

10:00am-5:00pm

Camp Roanoke

21249

$15

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Explore Bottom Creek Gorge

A hidden gem of southwestern Virginia, Bottom Creek Gorge is home to many rare aquatic & terrestrial species as well as Virginia’s second tallest waterfall. Walk alongside the stream, visit old homesites, and enjoy the pure beauty of this old growth forest while learning about the rich history of the area. The hike is approximately 5 miles of easy-moderate terrain. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

10+

Oct 14

Su

9:00am-5:00pm

Brambleton

21337

$30

New!

Discover Mudlick Creek

Come down to Garst Mill Park to enjoy a day full of playing in the creek. Search for water critters such as crayfish and mayfly larvae to help determine the ecosystem health of Mudlick Creek. We will also conduct tests for nitrates, phosphates, and many other common water contaminants. Participants should come prepared to get wet. Bring a bagged lunch. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8+

Sep 16

Su

11:00am-1:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21268

$10

Camp Roanoke

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Fall Rental Opportunities

Design an outdoor adventure or teambuilding experience to meet almost any need! Camp Roanoke offers full day and overnight facilities for corporate and church retreats. Plus, enjoy onsite or off-site guided activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, caving, archery and environmental education. Ask about catering options available from our ServSafe certified kitchen staff. Areas of camp available for rentals and activities include: • Cabins (8) • 44-Foot Climbing Tower • Picnic Shelter • Archery Range • Dining Hall • Basketball Court • Activity Lodge • Lake Activities • High & Low Ropes Course • Nature Cabin Call (540) 387-6114 or send an e-mail to: CampRoanoke@RoanokeCountyVA.gov

Register Online: it’s fast, easy and secure! Simply log onto www.RoanokeCountyParks. com and click on the icon shown here.

OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING. Interested in starting an adventure tourism business in the Roanoke Region?

Outdoor recreation is the fastest growing aspect of tourism throughout the world and this workshop outlines the opportunities, best practices, and steps required to launch a successful adventure tourism business.

Roanoke Regional Adventure Tourism Workshop. Hear from successful business owners in this industry and learn from professionals in business startups and expansions as they provide the steps to launch, market, and finance a business. Date: Time: Cost: Location:

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REGISTER NOW for the FREE

September 20 8am-1pm Free (registration required) Camp Roanoke

Visit www.RoanokeOutside.com/startup to register.

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Flying Into Roanoke!

This fall, Green Hill Park hosts the IQA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship! Spectators are welcome and encouraged. See page 25 for more info about events surrounding the tournament.

Quidditch Vacation My Unusual Sporting Road Trip

By Leslie Ann Johnson

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year ago, when I first heard that Quidditch had flown out of the pages of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and into the hands of non-magical folk, (or “Muggles “as they’re known in the series) I thought it was a cute idea. How neat was it that some college students had adapted the rules of Quidditch to be Mugglefriendly? I envisioned a group of Harry Potter fans running around with brooms and capes and drawn-on scars, pretending to be whacked by a “Bludger” or pretending that they had caught the “Golden Snitch.” Although an avid Potter fan, I figured the game would probably be a little childish or just plain geeky. After a little online research, I quickly discovered that my initial impression was wrong. This is a real league sport, and the players take it seriously; or at least as seriously as possible while running around with a broom between their legs.

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The rules are organized and creatively adapted to suit non-magical players. Even the Golden Snitch (a tiny little Quidditch ball with wings) is adapted by using a person dressed in yellow with a tennis ball in a sock tucked into their waistband. Grab the tennis ball, snatch the snitch!

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Itching to see a live match, I went to www.internationalquidditch. org, home of the International Quidditch Association (IQA), where I saw that the Quidditch World Cup was coming up and—wait, what? There was actually enough interest in Muggle Quidditch to make an international tournament? Clear my calendar! Quidditch World Cup, here I come! We packed up the car on a cold November morning, ready to drive 10 hours to New York City. Hitting the road, we had visions of sailing down the highway and arriving just in time for the opening ceremonies. Alas, it was not to be. We had forgotten about toll booths.... And construction… And the driving time added by trying to navigate the urban jungle. Voices were raised, hair was pulled out. Maps were consulted and cast aside, condemned as useless. Despair followed us like “Dementors” as we drove in circles, watching the time for the opening ceremonies come and go.

You don’t have to drive to see live Quidditch! Check out the tournament at Green Hill Park in November.

After FINALLY remembering that my phone had a built-in navigation feature, we arrived safely at the venue. We spent a few extra minutes in the car, lowering our blood pressures, and as we waited, we watched spectators pass. Having never been to a single Quidditch match, much less a tournament, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Some spectators were young while others were “young-at-heart”. Some wore wizarding garb, while others donned sweatshirts. Expectation and delight could be seen on everyone’s face as they walked toward the gate; all these people from all different walks of life, and Harry Potter had brought them together. Throughout the tournament, the mostly college-aged athletes encouraged people to engage with them in the spirit of community. These players were on the Quidditch pitch bringing to life a part of a beloved book series that had changed their world, and while they wanted to treat it respectfully, they also wanted to have fun and make it easily accessible. It was wonderful to realize that the fanbase for Harry Potter included people with many different interests and from many different backgrounds. The matches were fast-paced and played with heart. Just the memories of the frenzied action on the field get my blood pumping! Once off the pitch, teams that had moments before been awing the spectators with their intensity and skill happily paused for pictures and made pleasant conversation. Between matches, little (and notso-little) kids were welcome on the field to try their hand at Quidditch with the help of a few players. The people sporting capes and house scarves walked shoulder-to-shoulder with athletes without ridicule. Everyone, whether player or spectator, was there to have a great time and positive attitudes showed on every face. This year, the IQA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship are coming to our very own Green Hill Park in early November. I can’t wait to rekindle that spirt of camaraderie with other Harry Potter fans, without having to put up with the toll booths and big-city driving. The winners of this tournament will go on to Kissimmee, Florida to compete against the nation’s best Quidditch players in April. Hang on to your wizard hats, this event will knock you off your broom!

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Day Trips

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Adult

New!

Chateau Morrisette Wine Festival Trip

Food, wine and music with amazing views. Join us for a trip to Chateau Morrisette’s Black Dog and Music Festival. You must be at least 21+ with proof of ID to sample or purchase wines. Food is available onsite from vendors (no outside food or drink is permitted). This year’s event features amazing new bands, a variety of vendors for shopping, fun foods, lots of vino and sassy sangria! Fee includes entrance ticket, transportation, and staff. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

21+

Oct 13

Sa

9:30am-6:30pm

Green Ridge

21481

$60

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Wine & Unwind Festival Trip

Enjoy excellent tasting choices from a select group of Virginia Wineries at the 4th Annual Wine & Unwind Wine Festival held at the Salem Civic Center and sponsored by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce. Browse the latest creations from numerous arts and crafts vendors from around the area. Food will be available to purchase. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

21+

Oct 21

Su

1:30pm-4:00pm

Brambleton

21566

$15

21+

Oct 21

Su

1:30pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

21566

$15

Register Online: it’s fast, easy and secure! Simply log onto www.RoanokeCountyParks. com and click on the icon shown here.

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Love Virginia wines? We’re offering two trips this fall, sure to fill your glass.

Tri-Wizard Tournament Held in tandem with the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Quidditch Tournament. Show up to cheer on your favorite team, and stop by to participate in three exciting family activities: * Test your memory * Try your luck and skill * Puzzle your way through challenges MUGGLES WELCOME!

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Saturday, Nov. 3 at Green Hill Park Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Fishing at Douthat State Park

Shop for Mennonite produce at Virginia’s largest wholesale auction in Dayton!

Over 55 Trips

55+ Ov

er 55

Picture this: a cool fall morning, birds singing, mist rising off of the lake...and fish jumping into your boat! Join this fishing trip to Douthat Lake, a 50-acre fishing lake stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout twice a week during the fee season. The daily creel limit is six trout with a seven inch minimum. One pole per person is allowed with each person having a separate stringer. You do need a valid Virginia fishing license that may be purchased at the camp store. Included in the fee is the rental of a jonboat, (add an electric motor for an additional $12), the daily fishing permit, boxed lunch, transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 20

Th

4:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20972

$54

Old Salem and Tannenberg Organ

The Bounty of the Valley - Dayton, VA

The Dayton area was first settled in the mid 1740s because of its fertile land and abundance of fresh spring water. By the 1780s, Mennonite families began settling in this lush, fertile valley and added much to the cultural make-up of Dayton. Your day begins at the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction, a must see operation that is the largest wholesale auction of its type in Virginia. The auction provides a central location for area growers to sell their harvest in bulk from early spring to late autumn. Your next stop is the Heritage Museum and Cromer -Trumbo House in Dayton. The museum owned by the historical society includes folk art and Civil War exhibits including the ‘Invincible Spirit,’ a compelling exhibit spanning the history of the Shenandoah Valley. The Cromer-Trumbo house, built in the early 1800’s houses a unique collection of Victorian and early twentieth century household items and decorative arts. Dayton is home to several historical structures which will be narrated from the bus by a step on guide with a stop at the Daniel Harrison house. Built in 1749, this stone structure, also known as Fort Harrison served as a place of refuge for residents of the area fleeing from the marauding Indians during the 1750’s. The day concludes at the Dayton Farmers Market with its wide array of shops. Fee includes all tour fees, lunch at the Thomas House Restaurant in Dayton, step on guide, bus transportation and escort Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 13

Th

6:30am-6:00pm

Brambleton

20783

$62

55+

Sep 13

Th

7:00am-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20783

$62

Located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Old Salem is one of the most authentic living history attractions in the United States. Founded in 1766 by a group of Moravian missionaries the town’s restored and reconstructed buildings present visitors with a view of Moravian life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Your self guided walking tour includes several historic structures staffed by costumed interpreters which include skilled blacksmiths, cobblers, gunsmiths, bakers and carpenters, actually practicing their trades while interacting with visitors. Approximately 70% of the buildings in the historic district are original, making this a truly unique living history museum. Also, a special highlight of the day is a visit to the 1800’s Tannenberg Organ. This is the largest organ in existence built by Moravian builder David Tannenberg and your experience includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the hand pumped bellows, and a performance by a professional organist. The historic district covers approximately seven blocks and the sidewalks in some areas are uneven. Please wear comfortable shoes. Lunch is at the Old Salem Tavern. Fee includes all tour fees, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 25

Tu

7:00am-7:30pm

Green Ridge

20700

$68

55+

Sep 25

Tu

7:30am-7:00pm

Brambleton

20700

$68

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Greenbrier Casino and Lunch

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This premier West Virginia Casino described as Monte Carlo meets Gone with the Wind, combines high-roller thrills and highclass style to create an unforgettable Greenbrier gaming experience. This new 103,000 square-foot venue is filled with worldclass gaming at its finest. You will be provided with a $15.00 per person Slot play package and enjoy a wonderful luncheon buffet in the Dining room. Please note that in keeping with the resort’s time honored tradition, the Casino’s dress requirements are dressy casual. Greenbrier seasonal activities such as tour of the hotel, the bunker, golf, etc. are available at your own cost. Fee includes bus transportation, lunch buffet, coin package and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 19

W

8:30am-6:30pm

Brambleton

20701

$65

55+

Sep 19

W

9:00am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

20701

$65

See one of the oldest working pipe organs in the country, in historic Winston-Salem

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


New!

Spiritrider Covered Wagon Ride

Join us for a special fall outing to Explore Park where you will enjoy a covered wagon ride that runs along the Roanoke River and is pulled by two 1500 pound mules named Lester and Festus. This private group outing arranged just for you will also include historical narration, an hour of folk and country music entertainment, and a delicious catered BBQ dinner with all the fixins. Your day concludes at the Visitor Center auditorium to view a wonderful film about the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fee includes wagon ride, entertainment, dinner, film, van transportation and escorts.

Shop at Catawba every Thursday afternoon in the summer and fall.

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Oct 4

Th

12:30m-6:15pm

Brambleton

20925

$57

55+

Oct 4

Th

12:30pm-6:15pm

Green Ridge

20925

$57

55+

Oct 4

Th

12:15pm-6:30pm

Kessler Mill

20925

$57

Catawba Farmers Market & Homeplace

Shop the Farmers’ Market for USDA-inspected beef; fresh & smoked trout fillets; baked goods including gluten-free & organic products; fresh herbs; locally-grown vegetables & fruits; alpaca fiber; jams, jellies, pickles; crafts and fresh-cut flowers in season. Then travel to the Homeplace Restaurant for great southern food, a tranquil setting, and rocking chairs on the porch. The fee includes transportation and a family-style dinner. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Sep 27

Th

3:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

21542

$35

55+

Sep 27

Th

3:15pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

21542

$35

55+

Sep 27

Th

3:30pm-6:30pm

Kessler Mill

21542

$35

Register Online: it’s fast, easy and secure! Simply log onto www.RoanokeCountyParks. com and click on the icon shown here.

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lease note: We are unable to accommodate large motorized chairs. Participants using wheel chairs must be able to walk up stairs to get into a van or bus.

VT Earthworks and Roanoke County Present

Catawba Valley Farmers Market Off of 311, at 4965 Catawba Creek Road Thursdays 3:30-7:00PM (Change to 6:30PM TBD)

Summer’s End and Fall Events

August 5-11, 2012: Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Week Support your local Farmers Market on Thursday, August 9 August 30: (with musical guest) Chickenwings & Gravy September 6: (with musical guest) Sisyphus Hill String Band September 20: End of Summer Fest (with musical guest) Peter Fitzgibbon September 27: (with musical guest) Sisyphus Hill String Band

October 11: (with musical guest) Leslie Brooks October 18: Last Day of Market

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October 4: (with musical guest) Another Roadside Attraction

Want to know more? Contact Kati Span, kspan27@gmail.com to join our listserv Find us on Facebook and Twitter @catawbamarket

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Over 55 Trips

55+ Ov

er 55

Ash Lawn and Michie Tavern

Ash Lawn-Highland is the home of the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. Located in the beautiful countryside of Charlottesville, VA your guided tour will include the historic house museum and grounds of the estate. Monroe, a special friend to Thomas Jefferson acquired 3,500 acres adjacent to Monticello, where ‘Highland’, later know as Ash Lawn, was constructed in 1799. You will experience demonstrations on the grounds such as open hearth cooking and paperquilling. A special highlight is the Flag ceremony which outlines the changes made to the flag during Monroe’s time. Lunch is at Historic Michie Tavern, established in 1784, where you will delight in a meal of homemade southern fare and then after lunch, tour the oldest section of the Tavern. Fee includes all tour fees, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Oct 11

Th

7:00am-6:00pm

Brambleton

20784

$78

55+

Oct 11

Th

7:30am-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20784

$78

New!

Step Back in Time - Bath County

The first stop on this unique trip is a tour of Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast. This Greek Revival mansion was the setting for the movie Somersby and has a wonderful history and renovation story. You will have a box lunch here before heading to the historic pools in Warm Springs. The mineral water is at 96 degrees and the pools are operated in the 19th century manner with ladies and gentlemen bathing separately. After your relaxing hour in the pools, you are off to the Vine Cottage Inn for dessert and beverage. This charming bed and breakfast has been in operation since 1905. Its exceptional location is just one house away from the main entrance to the Homestead Resort. Fee includes tour fees, lunch, 1 hour in the Jefferson Pools (towels furnished), dessert/ beverage, van transportation and escorts. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Oct 9

Tu

7:30am-6:45pm

Brambleton

21221

$73

55+

Oct 9

Tu

7:45am-6:15pm

Green Ridge

21221

$73

55+

Oct 9

Tu

7:30am-6:30pm

Kessler Mill

21221

$73

Quilts on Barns

What are Barn Quilts? They are quilt patterns painted on wooden panels throughout the region. Each block displays a large vibrantly-colored patchwork with its own unique design. We’ll take you to Monroe County, West Virginia to see some beautiful scenery, and famous barns such as Turkey Tracks, Paddle Wheel, Dresden Plate and Planes & Clouds but some beautiful scenery as well. Your step on guide will tell you about the quilt designs and the history behind them. Many are on private property but photo ops will be available. Special highlights of the day are a tour of Cook’s Old Mill, an 1800’s grist mill and a stop at Wakerobin Gallery with a pottery demonstration by Marcia Springston. Fee includes all tour fees, step on guide, lunch at Betty’s Korner Kafe in Union, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Oct 17

W

7:45am-6:45pm

Brambleton

20785

$58

55+

Oct 17

W

8:15am-6:15pm

Green Ridge

20785

$58

New!

Wohlfahrt Haus - Cats!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most purr-fect musical, Cats, comes to life on the Wohlfahrt Haus stage. Based on T.S. Elliot’s collection of poems all about felines, this Tony Award-winning spectacle features dynamic dancing, fantastic costumes and makeup and a beautiful score by one of the masters of Broadway. Don’t miss this blockbuster musical that had millions of Broadway audiences meowing for more! Fee includes matinee theatre ticket, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Oct 25

Th

9:45am-6:15pm

Brambleton

20706

$69

55+

Oct 25

Th

10:15am-5:45pm

Green Ridge

20706

$69

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Wohlfahrt Haus - Country Christmas

The brand new holiday production, ‘Country Christmas Celebration’ is performed in true country fashion and features songs you know and love by artists both old and new. This fun-filled show features a breath-taking Nativity which is sure to put the whole family in the Christmas Spirit. Join us for one of Virginia’s favorite Christmas traditions. Fee includes matinee theatre ticket, lunch, bus transportation and escort. The Vine Cottage Inn is a beautiful hidden gem, right outside the gates of The Homestead Resort.

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Visitors to Charlottesville often overlook this historical gem, the Michie Tavern.

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Dec 20

Th

9:45am-6:15pm

Brambleton

21563

$69

55+

Dec 20

Th

10:15am-5:45pm

Green Ridge

21563

$69

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Hillbilly Hideaway

Located in Walnut Cove, NC this delightful hide-a-way is home to some of the best home cookin’ anywhere! The food is served family style consisting of three meat platters, six fresh made vegetables, homemade bread followed by their famous made from scratch desserts. Then you will stroll across the parking lot to the Music Hall. This theatre style hall offers top notch Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music. Fee includes dinner, music show, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Nov 10

Sa

2:00pm-11:00pm

Brambleton

21183

$52

55+

Nov 10

Sa

1:30pm-11:30pm

Green Ridge

21183

$52

Vacations

A

Adult

The Golden Isles - Jekyll & St. Simon’s Island GA

Unhurried. Unspoiled. Unmatched beauty of vast marshlands, winding rivers and perfect beaches. Jekyll Island is a special place, rich in history, and the winter retreat of some of America’s most elite families. St. Simons Island is a place to visit not only for its historic landmarks, but also for the beauty of its mossdraped oak trees, beautiful lighthouses, and gentle sea breezes. You will also visit the Okefenokee Swamp, a vast wetland area of canals, moss-draped cypress trees, and a thriving alligator population. Fee includes four nights accommodations on Jekyll Island, tram tour of Jekyll, tour of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, admission to Fort Frederica, guided tour of St. Simons, boat ride and picnic lunch at Okefenokee Swamp, and admission to Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Also included are four breakfasts, one picnic lunch, four dinners, transportation and escort. Dinners are at Skipper’s Fish Camp, Fins, Mullet Bay Seafood and Jekyll Island Club. Payment is due at time of registration. Ages

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Days

Depart From

Single

Double

Triple

Course #

40+

Oct 1-5

M-F

Brambleton

$838

$739

$667

20288

The Best of Eastern Canada

If you’ve never seen Christmas at the Biltmore, you’re missing out on a great event!

Christmas at the Biltmore House

Treat yourself to the beauty and holiday decorations that abound at America’s largest privately owned home located in Asheville, North Carolina. Enjoy the magic of Christmas at this magnificent estate which is decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias; miles of evergreen garland; thousands of ornaments, tinsel and beading; and a magnificent 35-foot Fraser fir. You will be amazed at the breathtaking displays. An audio self guided tour is included in the fee so that you may experience more of the detail of the history of Biltmore and the Vanderbilts. Lunch is on your own in the Stable Cafe. You will also enjoy a visit to the Biltmore winery. Fee includes admission ticket to Biltmore, Winery, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Dec 4

Tu

5:30am-10:45pm

Brambleton

21185

$59

55+

Dec 4

Tu

6:00am-10:15pm

Green Ridge

21185

$59

Your tour begins in the second largest French speaking city in the world, Montreal. Other highlights of this trip are Quebec City, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, VIA Rail, and Toronto. The fee includes round trip air from Roanoke, air taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $100 (subject to increase until paid in full), hotel transfers, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners. Full payment is due at time of registration. This tour requires average physical demands. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets. Registration is taken by Myra or Terry at the Brambleton Center. Brochures are available for this trip by calling 772-7529. Ages

Date

Days

Depart From

Course #

Single

18+

Oct 14-22

Su-M

Brambleton

19903

$3,799

Double

$3,049

Triple

$3,019

Christmas At Hotel Roanoke

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Dec 12

W

10:00am-2:45pm

Brambleton

21187

$49

55+

Dec 12

W

10:00am-2:45pm

Green Ridge

21187

$49

55+

Dec 12

W

9:45am-3:00pm

Kessler Mill

21187

$49

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Take some time for yourself during the busy holiday season and treat yourself to the fabulous luncheon buffet at Hotel Roanoke. Enjoy the beautiful decorations of the hotel and the grand display of trees decorated by area businesses. After lunch, visit St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Roanoke which features several styles of authentic Tiffany stained glass windows, some using colored glass, others are clear glass painted in different hues. Fee includes lunch buffet, tour of church, van transportation and escorts.

The city of Montreal is at its most beautiful in the fall!

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Parks & Athletic Complexes 1

Arnold R. Burton Complex 1760 Roanoke Blvd. • Salem,VA 24153 Adult Softball Fields

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Bent Mountain Park 10148 Tinsley Ln. • Bent Mtn.,VA 24059 Playground, Baseball Field, Softball Field,Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Trails

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Bonsack Park Crumpacker Rd. • Roanoke,VA 24019 Shelter, Baseball Field, Soccer Field, Horseshoes, Playground, Grill, Portable Toilets

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Brookside Park 20 Verndale Dr. • Roanoke,VA 24019 Shelter, Playground, Basketball Court, Portable Toilets, Baseball, Softball and Soccer Fields

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Clearbrook Park 5335 Clearbrook Park Rd. • Roanoke,VA 24018 Shelter, Grills, Playground, Basketball Court,Tennis Court, Portable Toilets, seasonal Softball and Soccer Fields

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C. Darrell Shell Park 6328 Merriman Rd. • Roanoke,VA 24018 Shelter, Grills, Bathrooms,Tennis Court,Volleyball, Basketball Court,Water Fountain, Playground,Trails, Softball and Football Fields Garst Mill Park 2699 Willowlawn St. • Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Grills, Playground, Bathrooms, Electricity, Water Fountain, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Walking Trails, Softball Field, Baseball Field, Soccer Field

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Read Mountain Park 6101 Crumpacker Dr. • Roanoke, VA 24019 Hiking Trails

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Sadler Park 8166 Emerald Ln. • Roanoke, VA 24019 Playground, Basketball Court, Field, Portable Toilet

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M.A. Banks Park 131 Craig Ave. • Vinton, VA 24179 Playground, Basketball, Horseshoes, Grill, Portable Toilets, Water Fountain

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Wolf Creek Greenway Access & Parking at Goode & Stonebridge Parks Crushed Cinder Walking Path

Whispering Pines Park Absalom Smith Rd. • Salem, VA 24153 Shelter, Bathrooms, Grills, Tennis Court, Playground, Basketball Court, Softball, Baseball and Soccer Fields

We have 16 parks with picnic shelters that may be reserved between April 1 and October 31 each year, with reservations beginning February 1 for the upcoming calendar year. Shelters are open to the public unless they have been reserved by another group. Make advance reservations by to guarantee the use of a particular shelter, on a certain day. New this year, book your shelter online! Visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com, and click on the Register Online icon, then select the Picnic Shelter Rentals tab. You may also book via phone by calling (540) 387-6078 ext.0. No refunds are provided if a reservation is cancelled; however, we will reschedule your reservation to another available time or date during our current season. “Special Use Permits” from the County may be required for certain events. Half Day Full Day

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail Access & Parking along Kessler Mill Rd. Crushed Cinder Walking Path

Wayside Park 5880 West Main Sr. • Salem, VA 24153 Small Boat Launch for Roanoke River

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Roanoke River Greenway Access & Parking at Green Hill Park Paved Walking Path

Facility Any Park Green Hill, Vinyard, Walrond, Starkey Green Hill, Vinyard, Walrond, Starkey Green Hill, Vinyard Green Hill

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

New this year, book your shelter online! Visit us online at RoanokeCountyParks.com, click on the Register Online icon!

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Catawba Center Bonsack Brookside Clearbrook Garst Mill Green Hill Happy Hollow Mt Pleasant Oak Grove C. Darrell Shell

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Walrond Park 6842 Walrond Dr. • Roanoke, VA 24019 Shelter, Grills, Playground, Bathrooms, Tennis, Baseball, Soccer, and Football Fields, Disc Golf Course

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Ingersoll Rand Field Old Mountain Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24019 Baseball Field, Softball Field, Soccer Field

Oak Grove Park 5005 Grandin Rd. Ext.• Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Bathrooms, Grills, Playground, Baseball Field, Tennis Court, Water Fountain, Hiking Trails

Trails

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Garst Mill Park Greenway Access & Parking at Garst Mill Park Paved Walking Path

Lawn Areas

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Hollins Park 5688 Hollins Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24019 Playground, Soccer Field, Walking Path

Northside Complex Facility at Northside High School Softball Field

Horseshoe Pits

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Basketball

Happy Hollow Gardens 6697 Mt. Chestnut Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Hiking Trails, Amphitheater, Grill

Volleyball

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Blue Ridge Parkway Access from Route 220 Scenic Drive and Hiking Trails

Vinyard Park 150 Vinyard Park Dr. • Vinton, VA 24179 Shelter, Playground, Grills, Portable Toilets, Electricity, Water Fountain, Baseball Field, Soccer Field, Football Field

Tennis

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Appalachian Trail Access & Parking off Route 311 in Catawba Hiking Trail and Camping Areas

Stonebridge Park 420 Swan Dr. • Vinton, VA 24179 Shelter, Bathrooms, Playground, Grills, Baseball Field, Tennis Court, Trails, Basketball Court

Ballfields

Mount Pleasant Park 3071 Pitzer Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24014 Shelter, Playground, Basketball Court, Baseball Field, Softball Field, Seasonal Soccer, Football Field

Attractions

Fireplace

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Starkey Park 5701 Crystal Creek Dr. • Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Water Fountain, Portable Toilet, Baseball Field, Soccer Field

Water Fountain

Green Hill Park 2500 Green Hill Park Rd. • Salem, VA 24153 Shelters, Playground, Bathrooms, Hiking Trails, Event Field, Softball, Baseball, Soccer and Football Fields, Equestrian Center

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Electricity

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Merriman Soccer Complex 6657 Merriman Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Ballfield

Porto-johns

Goode Park 1594 Goode Park Rd. • Vinton, VA 24179 Trails, seasonal Softball and Soccer Fields

Mayflower Hills Park 3319 Rutrough Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24014 Shelter, Playground, Grill, Ballfield

Bathrooms

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Grills

Gearhart Park 100 Highland Rd. • Vinton, VA 24179 Playground, Ballfield

Playground

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Facilities, Rentals & Parties Green Ridge Recreation Center and Splash Valley Water Park

7415 Wood Haven Rd, Roanoke, 24019 • (540) 777-6300 For rental inquiries, email: clblankenship@roanokecountyva.gov With two multipurpose rooms, a party room, and a double gymnasium, Green Ridge has plenty of space for your next community meeting or birthday party. All rooms have FREE Wi-Fi Internet access. • Indoor Pool Party - Enjoy exclusive use of a party room adjoining the indoor pool for one hour, then spend an hour in the pool. It’s our most popular rental package! Rates start at $150. • Splash Valley Pool Party - . Get 45-minutes exclusive use of the party pad picnic area, a drink and ice cream cup for participants, and UNLIMITED swim time afterwards! Rates start at $190. • Basic Room Rental - Reserve space in a multipurpose room. Rates start at $50 per hour. • Sports Banquet - Get time in a banquet room to celebrate with your team. Then give them unlimited play with Green Ridge day passes. Rates start at $150 on weekdays and $175 on weekends. • Combination Packages - Ask about pre-packaged party options including the gymnasium, activity room, indoor pool, and more! Three-hour packages start at just $300. • After Hours Rentals - Exclusive use of the indoor pool. Packages may include use of additional areas of the facility as negotiated. Prices start at just $600 for a two-hour indoor pool rental and $950 for a Splash Valley rental.

Brambleton Recreation Center

3738 Brambleton Ave SW, Roanoke, 24018 • (540) 772-7529 For rental inquiries, email: plocks@roanokecountyva.gov Brambleton offers meeting facilities of all shapes and sizes, with FREE Wi-Fi internet access in select rooms. Audiovisual equipment is available on site. Amenities include seven meeting rooms, a large kitchen, a 2,500 square foot community room with stage, and a 2,500 square foot rec-room with a cafe. Rates start at $25 per hour.

Camp Roanoke

6498 Dry Hollow Rd, Salem, 24153 • (540) 387-6114 For rental inquiries, email: gmartin@roanokecountyva.gov Camp Roanoke’s overnight and meeting facilities are available for group rentals, business retreats and more! This location features presentation-ready meeting rooms, cabins for overnight retreats, on-site catering and a variety of outdoor recreation options. Ask about our Challenge Course programs, Climbing Tower, canoe trips or custom programs for groups and businesses.

Catawba Center

4965 Catawba Creek Rd, Catawba, 24070 • (540) 387-6078 For rental inquiries, email: dreid@roanokecountyva.gov The Catawba Center features a kitchen area, space for dining or meetings, along with tables and chairs, playground, outdoor basketball court and baseball field. Picnic shelter available with building or separately.

Craig Avenue Recreation Center

900 Chestnut Rd, Vinton, 24179 • (540) 857-5035 For rental inquiries, email: mdougherty@roanokecountyva.gov Featuring a lounge, auditorium, kitchen, and gameroom, each available as separate rentals or in combination.

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center

Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 115 • (540) 427-1800 For rental inquiries, email: msellers@roanokecountyva.gov Featuring a large indoor theather with small stage and full audiovisual setup. Seating available for up to 118 people.

Administrative Office

1206 Kessler Mill Rd, Salem, 24153 • (540) 387-6078 This facility is not available for rent. Contact for general park questions. Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Therapeutic Recreation

We’re proud to be the Roanoke Valley’s regional service provider of recreation for individuals with disabilities. In partnership with the City of Roanoke and City of Salem, we provide top quality programs and services to people with a variety of disabilities. The programs shown here are a small sampling of our many offerings. Visit www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/trs for more, or call 772-7529 ext. 2.

Wave Walkers

Walking in the water sounds easy, but you’d be surprised how great a workout it can be! In this class aquatics instructor Paige, will lead us in different movements and routines using the current river at Green Ridge. After working hard, there will be time to relax in the hot tub before heading home. Participants must provide their own swim suit and towel. Water shoes are recommended, but not required to participate. Transportation Fee: $15.

This fall we’re offering a hiking trip to Roaring Run Hike.

T

RS offers year round programming for adults 18 years old and over with developmental/cognitive disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, head Injuries, visual impairments, as well as offers a summer camp for children and young adults ages 5-21 with multiple developmental/ cognitive disabilities. TRS and Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism partner with the City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks & Recreation as well as the City of Salem to provide services for residents through valley wide programming. TRS offers a variety of programs to suit everyone’s interests and needs, as well as provides transportation services for those who cannot provide their own. Programs are offered according to the following areas of interest; Cultural Arts, Life Skills, Wellness & Fitness, Outdoors & Trips. Favorite programs include everything from bowling and water aerobics, to crafts and cooking classes. TRS publishes a quarterly brochure with a full listing of programs and details for each semester. Some of TRS’s more exciting programs are our overnight trips to regional attractions. Previous locations include Gatlinburg, TN, Williamsburg, VA, and Hershey, PA. TRS also offers programs that mirror what’s in Recreation Magazine, such as trips to Emerald Pointe, the N.C Zoo, the Virginia Creeper Trail, and classes like pottery, water Zumba, and painting!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Nov 8-Dec 13

Th

9:30am-10:30am

Green Ridge

21541

$35

Roaring Run Hike

Roaring Run is a scenic hike located right outside of Roanoke in Eagle Rock. Take some time to enjoy the natural and peaceful setting of this trail with towering trees and a babbling stream accompanying you on this beginner 1.5 mile hike. We will enjoy a box lunch from Subway before hiking. Participants must be capable of moderate physical activity. The trail is dirt packed with occasional stone/ wooden steps. Transportation from pick up points only. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 22

Sa

12:00am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21516

$17.50

In this three week program you will learn how easy and delicious healthy eating can be! Throughout the course you will learn why it is important to eat healthy, how to choose healthier options when going out to eat, and how to substitute healthy ingredients into cooking and baking. Each week you will get to help in a demonstration of how to make a healthy recipe. Participants will get to taste test the recipes, but please remember to eat lunch before coming to program. Transporation Fee: $9. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Oct 29-Nov 12

M

1:30pm-3:30pm

Brambleton

21528

$24

New!

Art Studio

Want to work more on your artistic pursuits, but don’t have the space or make the time to do it? Join us once a month for open art time at the Brambleton Center. Bring a project you are working on or start a new one using our supplies, it’s up to you! Want to try something new, but don’t know where to start? There will be an art instructor on hand to guide you and answer any questions about techniques, mediums, and anything art related. Transportation Fee: $12 Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Sep 12, Oct 10 Nov 14, Dec 12

W

6:30-8:30pm

Brambleton

21520

$35

The City of Roanoke and City of Salem are valued partners in providing Therapeutic Recreation Services to individuals with disabilities in the valley.

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Linda P. and Brittany F. during the awards of the first Annual TRS Art Show & Competition.

New!

Eat This, Not That - Nutrition Class

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


Program Registration 1) Online Registration

Visit Us Online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on the Register Online icon

Scan the barcode to go directly to our site!

shown to the right. Browse our programs and register online using your VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.

Already a Participant? If you have previously registered with us for any program, or if you have rented a Roanoke County picnic shelter, you ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT with us. You can get your USER ID and Family PIN by calling any number listed below, or by using the “Forgot My Password” feature on the sign-in page.

A New Participant? To register online, you will need to have your User ID and Family PIN. Request a new account online by selecting the “My Account Tab” within our online registration portal. Then click on the “Create New Account” button. New accounts are not activated until you complete your first program registration. You may also request an account via telephone by calling any number listed below.

2 ) P ho n e

or

Walk-in Registration

Simply Call one of the numbers below to register for programs, or for more information about our offerings. Please direct questions about general recreation programs to the Brambleton Center, and questions about Green Ridge admission and membership to Green Ridge Recreation Center. 3738 Brambleton Ave. 24018

540.777.6300 Green Ridge Recreation Center 540.387.6078

2) Mail-in Registration

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Use The Form Below to complete your registration, and mail with check, money order or credit card information to any of the facilities listed above. Name ________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth ____________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________________ State _______________ ZIP___________________________ Home Phone ______________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS _____________________________

RESIDENT OF ROANOKE COUNTY? ______YES ______NO

How — Registration is on a first come, first pay basis. Registration will be taken until a class is full, or a class is cancelled for insufficient enrollment. You may mail-in, walk-in, or phone-in to any Roanoke County Parks facility or register online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Payment — Payment is required in full at the time of registration to reserve your space, unless otherwise stated. This policy excludes programs for which payment by installment is available. Payment may be made by VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card, check, money order or cash. Make checks payable to: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Confirmations — Please show up for the first class at the appointed time and place unless you are notified by phone. You will only be notified if your registration cannot be accepted in cases where the class is full or has been cancelled. If Programs Are Full — Sometimes programs may fill. If this happens, we will gladly add your name to the waiting list. Mail-in registrants will automatically be placed on the list. You will be contacted if a space becomes available. Weather Cancellation Policy — Recreation programs held in Roanoke County Schools will be cancelled when the Roanoke County Schools close due to inclement weather. Cancellation announcements for all other programs and events held at County Parks, the Brambleton Center, Green Ridge, and Craig Center will be available by calling (540) 387-6455 and online. When possible, closures may be listed on local TV and radio stations.

540.772.7529 Brambleton Center 7415 Wood Haven Rd. 24019 Roanoke County Parks Offices 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. 24153

Program Registration Policies When — Fall registration begins online Saturday, August 25 for County Residents only; Monday, August 27 walk-in and phone for County Residents only; and Wednesday, August 29 for non-county residents. Registration will be taken between 8 AM-5 PM each work day at all offices and recreation centers. You can also register during evenings and weekends at selected recreation centers, and online at any time.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS? ? ______YES ______NO

Refunds — In the event Roanoke County cancels the class, you may elect to receive a refund within 3 weeks. Refunds will not be given after the first session of the class or after the deadline date for trips, tours and special events, unless your place can be filled. A credit may be requested in lieu of a refund. Refunds for charged payments will be made by credit to your account. A minimum of $5 is required for a refund. Registration Periods — Seasonal registration takes place in early December, March, June, and September. County Residents may register first and Non-County residents after two days. Early online registration will be available each session for County Residents.

Fall 2012 Registration METHOD OF PAYMENT

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

MUST BE RECEIVED WITH REGISTRATION

COURSE #

DAY/TIME

LOCATION

PARTICIPANT NAME

AGE

FEES

1

___ VISA

___MASTERCARD

___DISCOVER

___ CASH

___ CHECK (CHECK #_________) ___MONEY ORDER

2 3

CHARGE CARD AUTHORIZATION

®

TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE CHARGED: $ _________________________________

TOTAL REGISTRATION FEES: Assumption of Risk And Indemnification Agreement

I, the undersigned, do hereby agree to participate in or allow the individual named herein to participate in the aforementioned activity. I assume all risks and liability that may arise from my or my child’s involvement and participation in this activity. I understand that this program carries the possibility of physical injury and may involve physical activity that may be strenuous and there are risks inherent in this recreational activity. With regard to the activity to which this form applies, nothing shall be construed to grant an expressed or implied warranty of safety. I further understand that Roanoke County and its officers, agents and volunteers are not liable for any injury that may result from the negligence of persons conducting this program. Roanoke County recommends that participants secure adequate medical insurance to cover any injury that may arise from participation in Roanoke County’s recreation programs. In accordance with section 8.0140 of the Code of Virginia, I hereby give permission to be photographed during this activity, and I give the department permission to use or distribute such photographs and identification. Must Check Yes or No: _____ Yes _____No IF PARTICIPANT IS UNDER AGE 18, PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ALSO SIGN

®

EXPIRATION DATE: _________________________________________________ CARDHOLDER NAME: ______________________________________________

®

CARDHOLDER ZIP CODE: ___________________________________________ CARDHOLDER SIGNATURE: _________________________________________

CARD NUMBER:

Authorized

PARTICIPANT SIGNATURE:________________________________________GUARDIAN SIGNATURE: ________________________________

SIGNATURE :_______________________________________________________

HOME PHONE: __________________ BUS. PHONE: _________________ DATE: ___________________

Check one:

_____PARENT

_____GUARDIAN

______PARTICIPANT


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