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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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Winter 2009

December / January / February

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Beat the Winter Blues...

• Programs for every age and every interest (inside) • Online registration begins December 6 (p. 31) • Guitar and keyboard lessons (p. 8) • Enchanted Eve New Year’s Celebration (p. 26) • Update on new Recreation Center (p. 4)

www.RoanokeCountyParks.com


MY GYM?


Winter 2009 Program Guide

Roanoke

Kick the winter blues... by registering for a program from Roanoke County Parks! Just because it’s cold OUTSIDE, that doesn’t mean you should stay INSIDE. This magazine contains hundreds of programs designed to keep you active over the next few months. Even if you don’t see a program that’s right for you, please make use of our parks any time of year. This edition of REConnection Magazine contains a few format changes. We’ve added a new set of green tabs for our “Recreation Services” in addition to the blue tabs for “Classes and Activities.” We’ve also changed the program heading “Lifestyle” to “Life Skills.” Here you’ll find classes like cooking, education and language. Social programs like luncheons have moved to the “Special Events” section. Take a look at our programs, and if you like something you see give us a call. We’re Your Recreation Connection!

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Recreation Services Vision for the Future.........................................page 4 walls are going up on Roanoke County’s new recreation center

Camp Roanoke...................................................pages 19-20 residential summer camp for grades K-12

Therapeutic Recreation....................................page 24 programs for individuals with disabilities

Brambleton Teen Center..................................page 25 a cool place for teens to hang out

Special Events.....................................................pages 26-27 enchanted eve, tons of fun, roanoke camp fair, community luncheons

Parks Map............................................................page 28 find out how to get to parks and rec centers

Facilities & Rentals.............................................page 29 detailed information on park amenities, shelter rental info

Youth Services....................................................page 30 after school and summer enrichment programs for gradres K-8

Registration........................................................page 31 how to sign up for a class

This is the view from Buzzards Rock at Read Mountain Park, Roanoke County’s newest and largest park. Hike with us to the summit in January. See page 18.

Classes & Activities

Wellness Wellness & Fitness Pages 5-7

yoga, pilates, aerobics, martial arts, weights and self-defense

Cultural Arts Cultural Arts Pages 8-12

LifeLifestyle Skills Pages 13-15

arts, crafts, pottery, music, dance and ceramics

lifelong education, language, food, gardening and more

Program Ages

Throughout this publication, look for age symbols like the ones shown below to determine what age each program is designed for. If no age is indicated within the program description, the program is open to all ages within its designated age category.

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Ages 11-17

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Ages 18 and up

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bus and van outings, day trips and overnight trips

Outdoors

Athletics Outdoor Recreation Athletics Pages 19-21 Pages 22-24 hiking, biking, nature, adventure and Camp Roanoke

golf, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis and more

Registration Dates December 6: County Residents - Online Only December 8: County Residents - Open Registration December 11: Non-County - Open Registration (See page 31 for details)

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Ages 55 and up

You can register for most classes and programs online! Call 772-PLAY to set up your account or visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on the Register Online icon shown here and visit the “My Account” tab to sign in or create an account.

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REConnection magazine 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: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism • 1206 Kessler Mill Road, Salem,VA 24153 Phone: 540-387-6078 (voice) • TTY: 540-387-6446 • Fax: 540-387-6146. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. On the web at: www.RoanokeCountyParks.com


Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

New Recreation Center Under Construction

Construction is well underway on a new recreation center in Roanoke County! Upon completion in December 2009, residents of the Roanoke Valley will have access to indoor and outdoor family leisure pools, fitness equipment, gyms, a jogging/walking track, and new space for meetings, recreation programs and more! The recreation center will serve as the anchor for a new 200 acre business park, creating an unprecedented opportunity for tax revenue and economic growth. The end result will be a landmark destination for residents of Roanoke County which will both enhance the region’s quality of life, and help to attract and maintain a young and vibrant workforce for many years to come. This new center will be distinguished as the region’s only true multi-generational facility, with recreation opportunities for every age and every interest! Large multi-purpose areas will allow Roanoke County Parks to offer more community programs than ever before, and serve as a much needed supplement to the County’s current recreation facilities - Brambleton Center, Craig Center and Catawba Center.

Center Benefits • Creating a meeting place for citizens

• Attracting and keeping young professionals in the Roanoke Valley

• Enhancing Roanoke County’s position as a host of regional and national • Providing healthy leisure activities for all age groups from children to seniors sporting events • Providing much needed space for the County’s growing recreation program offerings

Walls are going up on the center site right now. (above) The outdoor aquatics area will feature a water playground like the one shown here. (right)

Water Park The centerpiece of the new recreation center will be 20,000 square foot outdoor aquatic facility unlike anything else in the Roanoke Valley! The aquatics facility will feature two water slides, a current river, a children’s spray area, concessions, shaded areas, and a zero-entry leisure pool. The water park will be a great place for area families to bring visitors during the summer months. An indoor pool with lap lanes, a water slide, spray area and a hot tub will be open year round. Admission policies are currently being developed to meet the recreation needs of all visitors.

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• Helping to foster new business and promote economic development


Wellness

Wellness & Fitness

REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

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Beat the winter blues while improving your health through physical activity and exercise, with one of our wellness and fitness programs.

Roanoke County Parks welcomes aerobic kickboxing to our program lineup! (below)

Featured Program

Group Exercise A

New!

Kickboxing

Adult

Jazzercise

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Mar 10

Tu

10:45am-11:45am

Brambleton Center

13162

Feb 16-Apr 20

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13157

Feb 17-Apr 23

Tu, Th

5:45pm-6:45pm

Hollins University

13160

Mar 13-May 15

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13159

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 for summer.Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. Fee: $28. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 7-Mar 11

W

7:15pm-8:15pm

Brambleton Center

13163

Total Body Workout

Increase your energy level, lose body fat, strengthen, sculpt and tone your muscles, and improve your cardio fitness with this class. Ten week program. Instructor: Anthony Bryant. Fee: $32. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 7-Mar 11

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13332

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

7:40pm-8:40pm

Brambleton Center

13184

Cardio Fit Aerobics

Get ready to ‘pump it’ with a workout to elevate your heart rate with 30 minutes of cardio followed by 30 minutes of strength and core training. This is a total body workout and is for beginners to the more advanced student. Ten week program. Instructor: Kathy Holland. Fee: $29. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 5-Mar 9

M

7:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13333

Cultural Arts

This is the #1 dance fitness program in the world. This fun class is geared to all ages and fitness levels. Enjoy a great workout using today’s popular music. The course that meets at Hollins University meets at 5:45-6:45 PM on Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 PM on Thursdays. Fee: $52 for sessions meeting twice per week; $28 for sessions meeting once per week. These sessions are not prorated. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. Fee: $52.

Get fit, lose weight and have fun! It’s the newest craze and it’s here to stay! Kickboxing is a total body and cardio workout, improving strength and balance. This class consists of a variety of kicks, punches, knee raises and cardio movements all working towards improving heart health as well as to strengthen and tone.Ten week program. Instructor: April Ackerman. Fee: $45.

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 Nettles. Fee: $40. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 24-Apr 30

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13139

Mid Impact Aerobics

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. Instructor: Autumn Henry. Fee: $28. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Mar 10

Tu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13166

Find the aerobic workout that’s right for your lifestyle! Roanoke County Parks offers dozens to choose from.

Improve your stamina, and cardiovascular health while strengthening and toning upper and lower body muscles. Fees for sessions already in progress will be prorated. Ten week program. Instructor: Peggy Ballard. Fee: $40. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 17-Mar 4

W, M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton Center

13142

Mar 16-May 20

M, W

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton Center

13146

Nia Fitness

Try the Nia Technique! It’s new and 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 blends dance with martial arts, yoga and other techniques.Ten week program. Instructor: Laura Pole. Fee: $45. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 5-Mar 30

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13151

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

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Wellness

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Wellness A

New!

Reflexology

Adult

Afternoon Break Yoga

Realign your mind, body and spirit while building strength and increasing your flexibility. Appropriate for both new and continuing students. Eight week program. Instructor:Virginia Balserak. Fee: $38. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 7-Feb 25

W

3:30pm-4:30pm

Brambleton Center

13167

Learn the ancient art of using pressure point therapy on the hands and feet to revitalize the whole body. You will receive hands on instruction during the class. In this class, you will feel good and will have a lot of fun too! Four week program. Instructor: Angie Kayte. Fee: $35. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 12-Feb 2

M

6:30pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13181

New!

Seminars with Lifewise

Beginning Yoga

These seminars are presented by LifeWise Fitness and are on subjects This is a gentle form of Yoga to encourage flexibility and strength in your relevant to today’s health and nutrition issues. Please call to register. body and confidence in yourself. This class is appropriate for new and ? continuing students. Six week program. Instructor: Margaret Boyes. Fee: $32. ? FREE! Date Day Time Place Course # Jan 17-Feb 28

Sa

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton Center

13168

Hatha Yoga

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 5

Th

5:30-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

13451

Mar 5

Th

5:30-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

13453

The physical benefits of Hatha Yoga include muscle balance, skeletal alignment, muscle strength, muscle elasticity, increased range of motion, improved coordination and improved function of internal glands and organs. You must be able to get to the floor. Wear comfortable loose clothing, Fundamental Pilates Mat Work expect to be barefooted and bring a blanket, bath towel and a yoga mat. In order to get the most benefit from a Pilates class, you need to know the basic concepts. In this class, which is most suitable for beginners, you Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Reavis. Fee: $50. will practice the basic skills of Pilates and build your core strength. With Date Day Time Place Course # a strong knowledge of the basics, you will be ready for a more advanced Feb 3-Apr 9 Tu, Th 10:45am-11:45am Brambleton Center 13171 class. Ten week program. Instructor: Sarah Burnett. Fee: $40.

Work Escape Yoga

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13155

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton Center

13156

Make your Monday lunch break beneficial by rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit in preparation for the hectic work week ahead. Improve your strength and increase your flexibility. Class is appropriate for both Pilates Intermediate new and continuing students. Eight week program. Instructor: Virginia This class concentrates on lengthening and strengthening the body with emphasis on your core muscles and stability. Some Pilates experience Balserak. Fee: $38. is strongly recommended. Ten week program. Instructor: Sarah Burnett. Date Day Time Place Course # Fee: $40. Jan 5-Feb 23

M

1:00pm-2:00pm

Brambleton Center

13172

Yoga

Beginners and intermediates benefit in flexibility, posture, and balance. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and enjoy the many benefits of yoga. New this quarter is an additional Thursday evening class which is a great opportunity to have a twice a week yoga workout. Instructor: Trudi Mardian. Six week program, $29. Eight week program, $38. Date

Day

Time

Place

Jan 5-Feb 23

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

Course #

13173

Jan 5-Feb 23

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton Center

13174

Jan 22-Feb 26

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

13175

Jan 22-Feb 26

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton Center

13176

Body Recall

Age: 30 and up. A safe, tested program of gentle exercise and movement, Body Recall has something to offer adults of all ages. Its 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. Instructors: Norma Silvius for the 9:30 am class at Brambleton Center. Jo Robertson for the 10:30 am class at the Walrond Park Center. Ten week program. Fee: $52. Date

Day

Time

Place

Jan 5-Mar 16

M, W, F

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton Center

Course #

13150

Dec 29-Mar 6

M, W, F

10:30am-11:30am

Walrond Park

13149

Strength & Flexibility Training De-stress yourself with a yoga class from Roanoke County Parks! (above)

Senior Fitness Specialist, Gene Jones will instruct you, using weights and bands. The benefits of this program include help with arthritis, bone density, heart rate and loosening joints, among other things. A regular exercise program also improves your mental outlook and relieves stress. Ten week program. Instructor: Gene Jones. Fee: $52. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 15-Feb 23

M, W, F

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton Center

13164

Stretch & Strengthen

This low impact fitness class is taught by a Certified Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer and is geared toward those who want to improve their strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. You will learn to properly use hand weights, Xertubes, small balls and bands safely to suit your abilities. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Reavis. Fee: $40.

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 3-Apr 9

Tu, Th

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton Center

13165

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY


REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

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Martial Arts - Little Dragons

Grades 1-5. This class is a great way to introduce your child (boy or girl) to the Martial Art of Karate without spending a fortune. Emphasis will be on proper attitude, respect and self confidence. This healthy ctivity teaches your child readiness, focus and will increase their attention span and coordination for the student. Even though the student will learn escapes there will be NO Sparring or contact fighting allowed in this class. The instructor, Tom Ramsey is a 3rd degree Black Belt in the Wado-Ki style of Karate and has over 30 years of teaching experience. Fee: $35.

Martial Arts A

Aikido

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 15-Jan 19

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton Center

13106

Wellness

Martial Arts Y

With Martial Arts classes focusing on both self defense and meditation, we’ve got something for both teens and adults.

Adult

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Through Mar 29

Th

6:45-8:45pm

Brambleton Center

12601

Through Mar 26

Sa

9:00am-12:30pm

Brambleton Center

12602

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, requiring 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. T’ai Chi also stimulates circulation blood flow to the organs. Eight week program. Instructor: April Ackerman. Fee: $51. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Feb 24

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton Center

13185

T’ai Chi Level 2

T’ai Chi stresses complete muscular relaxation and fosters strength, mobility, flexibility, balance and endurance. This class is for the continuing student who is ready . Eight week program. Instructor: April Ackerman. Fee: $51. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Feb 24

Tu

7:35pm-8:35pm

Brambleton Center

13186

Self Defense - Weekly Clinics by AIM USA

Age: 6-16. Roanoke County has joined forces with Athletes in Motion (AIM USA) to offer a series of self-defense clinics for ages 5 - 15. This 12 session clinic will cover the basics of self-defense with an emphasis on safety awareness and self discipline. A certified black belt instructor will teach children how to avoid dangerous situations, how to walk away from a fight, and when necessary how to defend themselves. Beginner students have the opportunity to advance to higher levels as well as earn belts. Registration is done on site the day of the program so please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time. New students are accepted through the third week session. For more information or to pre register please contact AIM at 1-800-323-3755 or visit www.aimusaonline.orgFee: $55.. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 3-Apr 21

Tu

5:00pm-9:00pm

Burlington Elementary

12987

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 7-Mar 4

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13444

Health Seminars 55+ Fif

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New!

Little Tykes Gym

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Yoga Lounge for Teens

We’re proud to introduce a few new fitness programs designed for pre-school age kids. Help their muscles and coordination develop properly! (below)

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Teen Yoga

Bring your little tyke for a fun time of tunnels, obstacle courses, parachutes, sing songs, blow bubbles and more! The activities will enhance gross motor development and socialization. Parents are encouraged to participate and pre-registration is required. Fee: $45.

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This gentle martial art is a style of self defense for adults with emphasis placed on throws, joint manipulation, proper breathing, and the use of the aggressor’s energy against themselves. Fee: $29 for Thursday and $41 for Saturday. Seventeen week program. Instructor: Eric Goodbar.

New!

Bring your lunch each Tuesday and learn valuable information from Dr. Chris Lauria on the following topics with 45 minutes of lecture and 15 minutes of Q&A. 1) Arthritis - Stop, Prevent, Or Reverse It! 2) The Truth About Having Incredible Health and Function. 3) Thyroid Dysfunction Improving Thyroid Function Naturally. 4) Weight Loss Made Incredibly Easy. 5) Women’s Health - Live Life To The Fullest Without Medication. 6) Fibromyalgia - A Lifetime of Drugs Is Not The Answer. Each session needs a minimum of 10 people registered to be held. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6

Tu

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13281

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 13

Tu

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13282

2.5 to 5 years

Jan 6 - Feb 10

Tu

4:00-5:00pm

Brambleton Center

13347

Jan 20

Tu

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13283

8 to 18 months

Jan 5 - Feb 16

M

3:30pm-4:15pm

Brambleton Center

13345

Jan 27

Tu

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13285

18 to 30 months

Jan 5 - Feb 16

M

4:30-5:15pm

Brambleton Center

13346

Feb 3

Tu

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13286

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

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Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts

Beat the winter blues, and express your artistic side! Enjoy these culturally based activities, from music and dance to arts and crafts.

Learn how to make your own Hollywood movie on a shoestring budget! (below)

Performing Arts

Featured Program

A

Introduction to Filmmaking

Adult

Beginning Keyboard

Age: 14 and up. Learn how to read music. No previous experience is necessary. Required materials: portable keyboard (AC outlets available), and method book (will be discussed in first class). 8 week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Fee: $51. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 5-Feb 23

M

6:15pm-7:30pm

Brambleton Center

13200

Students learn from feature filmmaker John Birmingham how to put together a budget of any size to go out and make their own films. This class is geared toward making more typical independent or Hollywood movies, called narrative films, rather than documentary film production.You will start with the art of screenwriting, to camera operation and sound, to casting of the actors and finally to the editing room. Students should walk away from the class able to produce their own narrative films on a tiny or larger budget. Ten week course. For a TEEN version of this program, see page 11. Fee: $62. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Mar 10

Tu

4:00pm-6:00pm

Brambleton Center

13330

Guitar for Beginners

Age: 14 and up. Students will acquire a basic foundation in guitar including tuning, playing chords, reading tablature, flat picking, and playing simple folk and blues songs. Required materials: acoustic guitar (steel string or classical), pick, tuner, capo. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Fee: $51. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Feb 26

Th

6:15pm-7:30pm

Brambleton Center

13198

Jan 6-Feb 24

Tu

9:00-10:15am

Brambleton Center

13471

New!

Intermediate Guitar

Age: 14 and up. Students must have previously taken a beginning guitar class or two to four months of previous guitar study. Student will acquire greater skill in playing chords and reading tabulature. Required materials: acoustic guitar (steel string or classical), pick, tuner, and capo. 8 week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Fee: $51. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Feb 26

Th

7:45pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13199

American Style Belly Dance for Beginners

Focusing on the physical fitness benefits of this dance, these classes provide a low impact, core intensive workout for all body types and sizes. Also included will be several line dances and a dance choreography. A 3 yard veil will be needed by the fourth week of classes. Instructions for purchasing or making one will be covered in class. Wear loose comfortable clothing. A hip scarf is suggested. Eight week program. Instructor: Johonna Gamble. Fee: $40.

For a TEEN version of this program, see page 11.

Roanoke Ballet Theater Dance Classes

Want to learn some new dance steps or expand on your existing skills? Join one of the many classes available at the Roanoke Ballet Theatre. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Fun, experienced instructors teach everything from the classic art of ballet to the snazzy steps of jazz. $30 Registration Fee included in price. Fee can be adjusted if already enrolled in a class. All programs held at Roanoke Ballet Theater. Please note that this is only a PARTIAL LIST of our program times and offerings. Find the rest online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com by clicking on the “Register Online” icon. Program

Age

Date

Days

Time

Price

Ballet Level 1

Age 3-4

Jan 7-Apr 22

W

4:30pm-5:00pm

$190

Course #

13348

Ballet Level 3A

Ages 7-8

Jan 5-Apr 20

M

4:00pm-5:00pm

$230

13351 13353

Ballet Level 4A

Ages 9-11

Jan 3-Apr 18

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

$230

Ballet/Tap Level 2

Age 5-6

Jan 3-Apr 18

Sa

11:30am-12:30pm

$230

13366

Ballet Level 3

Age 5-6

Jan 3-Apr 18

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

$190

13367

Ballet Level 5

Age 12-15

Jan 5-Apr 20

M

4:30pm-6:00pm

$270

13355

Ballet Level 6

Age 16-17

Jan 6-Apr 21

Tu

5:00pm-6:30pm

$270

13357

Jazz Level 5-8

Age 12-17

Jan 5-Apr 20

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

$230

13368

Modern Level 6/7

Age 16-18

Jan 8-Apr 23

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

$230

13370

Pointe Level 6

Age 16-17

Jan 6-Apr 21

Tu

5:00pm-6:30pm

$270

13372

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Theater Level 4/5

Age 9-15

Jan 3-Apr 18

Sa

2:00pm-3:00pm

$230

13377

Jan 7-Feb 25

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

13187

Theater Level 6/7

Age 16-18

Jan 3-Apr 18

Sa

3:00pm-4:00pm

$230

13379

New!

Dancing is for Lovers

Do you like to dance to slow romantic ballads? Or perhaps there’s a wedding, special anniversary or cruise on your calendar for the new year. This is the perfect dance class for those who like their dances slow and easy. This is a beginner level class and the dances covered will be: Night Club Two Step, Waltz and Rumba. Dance partners required. Eight week program. Instructor: Liz Becker. Fee: $44.

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 14-Mar 4

W

7:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13205

Ballet Level 7

Age 18+

Jan 7-Apr 22

W

7:00pm-8:30pm

$270

13359

Modern Level 8

Age 18+

Jan 8-Apr 23

Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

$230

13371

Pointe Level 7

Age 18+

Jan 5-Apr 20

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

$230

13373

Pre-Pointe Level 8

Age 18+

Jan 5-Apr 20

M

8:30pm-9:00pm

$190

13375

Tango

Age 18+

Mar 4-Apr 8

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

$105

12799

Salsa

Age 18+

Jan 15-Feb18

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

$105

12797

You can register for most classes and programs online! Call 772-7529 to set up your account or visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on this icon and visit the “My Account” tab to sign in.

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REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

Arts & Crafts A

Basic Drawing

Adult

Watercolor Painting

Techniques covered in this class include wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in still lifes, and landscapes will also be covered. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Fee: $64. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 14-Feb 18

W

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

13291

This course is geared to the beginning student but takes the experience a little further.You must have some prior knowledge of watercolor. Eight week program. Instructor: Charlotte Hanks. Fee: $56. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 20-Mar 10

Tu

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13409

Watercolor - Intermediate Level I

This class is for the student who has a good basic knowledge of watercolor techniques and is ready to advance their skill. Participant must have some prior experience. Eight week program. Instructor: Charlotte Hanks Fee: $56. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 19 - Mar 9

M

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

13408

Watercolor - Intermediate Level II

This class is designed for students who have at least one year’s experience in Watercolor techniques and skills. You will continue to use your own photos to study composition. Eight week program. Instructor: Charlotte Hanks Fee: $56. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 20 - Mar 10

Tu

10:30am-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13410

Oil Painting by the Bob Ross Method

With the Bob Ross method of Oil Painting, you will complete each painting in just one class, with little or no experience in painting. Each painting is done on a 16x20 inch canvas using Bob Ross supplies. For classes with Judy Moore-Gist, the picture for December is Fresh Morning Snow; and the picture for February is Autumn Lake. The paintings are on display at the Brambleton Center. For classes with Bobby Wood, the picture for December is Country Winter Barn, January is Snowy Oval, and February is Covered Bridge Oval. All supplies are included in the fee. Fee: $57.

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 14-Feb 18

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13288

Cul

Ceramics

tura

The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped Ceramic Studio with an outstanding selection of greenware, paints, and supplies. Supplies must be purchased through Roanoke County Parks. Class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. The status of the class will be determined one week prior to start date. Ten week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Fee: $45. Place

l Ar

ts

Date

Day

Time

Jan 6-Mar 10

Tu

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

Course #

13231

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13233

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13234

Learn from one of the nation’s best potters in an exclusive workshop with David Crane (below).

David Crane Pottery Workshop

New!

We’ve teamed up with the Blue Ridge Potter’s Guild to present workshop with well-known potter David Crane. Open to potters of all skill levels and for anyone interested in how this art is crafted. David’s goal is to create finely crafted, functional pottery that is well designed and dynamic. His aim is to create contrasting color and surface elements that work in harmony with the form. David will demonstrate various forms of pottery, including wheel throwing and slab work. The schedule includes breakfast and meet the artist from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, workshop demonstrations from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM.

Date

Day

Time

Place

Instructor

Course #

Dec 6

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

Wood

13211

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 18

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

Gist

13217

Jan 14-Feb 18

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13288

Dec 20

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Glenvar Library

Wood

13208

Jan 3

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

Wood

13216

Jan 17

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Glenvar Library

Wood

13209

Feb 7

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

Wood

13212

Feb 14

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

Gist

13218

Feb 19

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

Gist

13219

Feb 21

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Glenvar Library

Wood

13210

Bob Ross Technique Workshop

An introduction to the different techniques used in the Bob Ross method of oil painting. During the January workshop learn to paint cabins, mountains, and waterfalls; in the February workshop creeks, rocks, and mountains will be the subjects. Also covered will be how to properly load and use a variety of brushes and how to effectively use your palette knife. You will have a completed painting at the end of the workshop. Instructor: Bobby Wood. Fee: $67. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 24

Sa

9:30am-4:00pm

Brambleton Center

13224

Feb 28

Sa

9:30am-4:00pm

Brambleton Center

13225

Oil Painting For Beginners

This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or who want to brush up on their skills. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Fee: $64. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 14-Feb 18

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13292

Cultural Arts

Watercolor for the Continuing Student

Basic shapes, shading, lighting, composing a picture using still life objects, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Fee: $64.

Pottery - Beginners Only!

New to the art of Pottery? This class is for you! You will become acquainted with the pottery studio, pottery terminology, and studio etiquette. You will also learn the fundamentals of the properties of clay bodies, use of the slab roller, hand-building techniques for wedging and centering clay, and creating a vessel on the wheel. The session starts with hand building and progresses to the wheel. Ten week course. Instructor: Tanya Leslie. Fee: $129. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 9-Mar 13

F

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13237

Pottery Classes

The Brambleton Center offers the region’s only public pottery studio. Our well equipped studio provides all tools necessary to create original works of clay in both wheel and free form. 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. Ten week programs. Fee: $129. Date

Day

Time

Place

Instructor

Course #

Jan 3-Mar 7

Sa

10:00am-12:30pm

Brambleton Center

Hodges

13244

Jan 5-Mar 9

M

1:00pm-3:30pm

Brambleton Center

Leslie

13238

Jan 5-Mar 9

M

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

Jordan

13239

Jan 6-Mar 10

Tu

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

Campbell

13240

Jan 7-Mar 11

W

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

Campbell

13241

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

1:00pm-3:30pm

Brambleton Center

Legg

13242

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

Hill

13243

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99


Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Crafts & Design A Adult

Nationally known Interior Designer, Randall Neely invites you to join him in experiencing the exciting world of design. Randall will instruct the art of Interior Architectural Detailing, floor plans, theory/application, furniture arrangement, color use and misuse, backgrounds, floor coverings, window finery and furniture styles. This informative class also includes a comprehensive interactive project which teaches the subtleties and nuances of true Interior Design. Nine week program. Instructor: Randall Neely. Fee: $76. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 20-Mar 17

Tu

6:30pm-9:30pm

Brambleton Center

13296

Need something like this for your wall at home? Why not learn to make it yourself! (below).

Fabric Postcards

Venture into the world of fabric postcards as you learn the various techniques of this art form, making two of the same design. Each student’s design will be discussed along with new methods for embellishments. Your fee includes all supplies for two postcards. Two week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Fee: $28. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 25-Mar 4

W

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13228

Snowman Basket

Snowmen highlight this winter themed slatted basket. Paint, decorate and stain your snowmen or choose to leave them winter white. Basket on display at the Brambleton Center. Class includes pre-assembled basket, paints, materials, and instruction to complete this functional wooden piece. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Fee: $24. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 9-Feb 16

M

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13230

Mosaics with Glass

You can change anything into a work of art by surfacing the object with a mosaic glass. Learn the basics of the art of mosaics while covering a candleholder base and another object of your own choosing. Fee includes candleholder base, glue, grouting material, some glass, and instruction. Four week course. Instructor: Tanya Leslie. Fee: $68. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 12-Feb 2

M

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13386

Stained Glass

As a beginning student, you will learn the basics of design, glass cutting and joining.You will also learn two or three different ways to frame your project. A beginning student will finish the course at the intermediate or advanced skill level. Fee: $208 includes tools and supplies; $175 includes tool rental and supplies; $138 includes supplies only no tools; instruction only for repeat students is $95 for 8 weeks or $48 for 4 weeks. Eight week program. Instructor: Tanya Leslie. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 7-Feb 25

W

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13259

New!

Photo Essay Workshop

This two part class will discuss the use of a photographic series to tell a story and invoke emotion in the viewer. Learn the forms a photo essay can take, and create your own descriptive series. Shooting will begin at the end of the first class; have your images ready by the beginning of the second session. February 13 class will end at 12:00pm. Bring digital camera and user manual. Two week program. Instructor: Leah Gardner. Fee: $36.

This exciting class will teach basic quilting techniques while making a wall hanging for your home. Color, design, and construction will be taught. Some sewing experience will be necessary. The first class will meet at Brambleton Center for a brief lecture and then go to a fabric shop to choose material. Bring your own sewing machine to the last two class. Five week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Fee: $44. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 21-Feb 18

W

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13227

Hawaiian Quilting

Hawaiian’s enjoy floral designs and bright and beautiful solid color fabrics in their quilts. The Hawaiian quilting method is primarily done by hand stitching. You will make your very own Hawaiian quilt block in this class which can be made into a pillow, framed, or used as the beginning of a larger quilt. No sewing machine required. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Fee: $44. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 5-Feb 2

M

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13229

Clay Sculpture

This course will present you with a basic knowledge of sculpture, while encouraging creativity and personal taste. You will delve into aspects of the underlining skeletal and muscle development which gives us the foundation for our beautiful bodies. Basic techniques such as kneading and scoring will be taught along with the usage of clay sculpting tools. Eight week course. Instructor: Michael Holland. Fee: $132. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Feb 24

Tu

6:00pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13226

Jan 10-Feb 28

Sa

9:30am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13235

Dance Over 55 55+ Fif

ty-F

lu ive P

Ballroom Dancing with Walt

Enjoy an afternoon of fun, socialization and good exercise as Walt Robins leads the group in various dances. The class is open to couples and a limited number of singles. Fees for sessions already in progress will be prorated. Eight week program. Instructor: Walt Robins. Fee: $25.

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 6-13

F

10:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13201

Jan 8-Feb 26

Th

2:00pm-4:00pm

Brambleton Center

13188

Winter Landscape Photography

Class will focus on capturing the beauty of the Roanoke Valley in winter light. We will discuss technical and aesthetic issues, and emotional response to the winter landscape. Class will meet at the Walrond Park shelter. Please dress warmly and bring digital camera with manual. Instructor: Leah Gardner. Fee: $18.

10

Beginning Quilting

s

Cultural Arts

Concepts of Interior Design

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 16

F

9:00am-11:30am

Walrond Park

13203

Creative Movement & Ballet for 55+

New!

Express yourself while increasing your flexibility. This adult creative movement and ballet class is accompanied by classical music. Ballet masters, Unur and Nara from Virginia Ballet Academy will teach basic ballet movement, stretching and balance. No previous ballet experience necessary.Wear comfortable clothes and socks or ballet slippers if you have them. Eight week program. Fee: $61. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Feb 26

Tu, Th

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton Center

13457

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REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

Teen Arts T Te e n

Introduction to Filmmaking Teens Only

New!

Have a future Piccaso at home? Get his career started early. (below).

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Mar 12

Th

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13459

Toddler Arts P

Decorating T-Shirts

Use permanent markers to decorate a T-Shirt for a cool tie dye look. Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 11

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13136

P re

s c h o ol

Toddlers & Clay

Cultural Arts

Students learn from feature filmmaker John Birmingham how to put together a budget of any size to go out and make their own films. This class is geared toward making more typical independent or Hollywood movies, called narrative films, rather than documentary film production. You will start with the art of screenwriting, to camera operation and sound, to casting of the actors and finally to the editing room. Students should walk away from the class able to produce their own narrative films on a tiny or larger budget. Ten week course. Fee: $62.

New!

Parent and child together create interesting shapes using clay. Roll, pinch, and pound away as we make fascinating shapes with clay! Fee: $13.

Seasonal Card Making

This class will make cards for your favorite holiday. We will use stamps, stencils, and markers to make the perfect card for family or friends. Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 21

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13135

Learn the Bob Ross Painting Method

This 3.5 hour class will teach step-by-step the wonderful world of art. Find great and instant satisfaction in this ‘Bob Ross’ method of painting. Each student will paint a 12’X16’ painting. Jan.24 class will paint ‘Winter Solitude’ and Feb 28 class will paint ‘Frosty Winter Morning’ All materials furnished. Fee: $42. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 10

Sa

2:00pm-5:30pm

Brambleton Center

13182

Feb 14

Sa

2:00pm-5:30pm

Brambleton Center

13183

Winter Photography for Teens

Did you know that the winter light is different than summer light in photography? Class will focus on capturing the beauty of the Roanoke Valley in winter light. Bring warm clothes and if you wish your own camera with the manual. Cameras will be provided for those without their own personal camera. A van will depart from the Brambleton Center to Garst Mill Park. Please register before January 23. Fee: $20. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 31

Sa

9:15am-11:45am

Departs from Brambleton Center

13385

Taubman Museum of Art Tour and Program

New!

Led by the staff of the new Taubman Museum of Art, teens will have a critical thinking lesson in art as well as a guided tour of the museum. Bring extra money for lunch following the tour and the program. Please register before January 7. Fee: $15 Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 10

Sa

9:45am-1:00pm

Depart from Brambleton Center

13344

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 5

M

10:30-11:30am

Northview Un. Methodist Church

13450

Together We Paint

New!

Parent and child together learn how to paint using safe non-toxic paints. We will learn about textures and designs in this fun and sometimes messy class. Fee: $13. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 19

M

10:30-11:30am

Northview Un. Methodist Church

13454

New!

Paint My Own T-Shirt

Parent and child together design really cool t-shirts by using fabric markers, and safe paints. Bring your own t-shirt. Fee: $13. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 26

M

10:30-11:30am

Northview Un. Methodist Church

13455

New!

Drawing Our Picture

Parent and child together make a unique piece of art using crayons and paints on paper. A great way to introduce your child to the world of art! Fee: $13. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 2

M

10:30-11:30am

Northview Un. Methodist Church

13456

New!

Toddler Time

Age: 2 - 3. Toddlers have a chance to interact with others and create artwork, read stories, and play games. They will use both fine and gross motor skills and explore colors, tastes, movements, textures and sounds. Parents are asked and encouraged to participate! Fee: $55. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 2-Mar 9

M

10:30am-11:30am

Craig Center

13299

Feb 4-Mar 11

W

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton Center

13298

Little Artist - The Power of Paint

New!

Age: 2.5 to 5 years. Explore the magic of paint while learning about various artists such as Pollock, Michealangelo, and Picasso.Then practice different techniques used by each artist. Come dressed for mess! Everyone will bring home their masterpieces at the end of class. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 7

Sa

9:30-11:00am

Brambleton Center

13336

Feb 21

Sa

9:30-11:00am

Walrond Park

13337

Little Artist - Super Sculptures

New!

Age: 2.5 - 5 years. Learn about different sculpting techniques and use various materials to create your own sculpted works of art. Preschoolers will improve their fine and gross motor skills by using glue and scissors and a variety of sculpting materials. Come dressed for mess! Everyone will bring home their masterpieces at the end of class. Fee: $21 Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 7

Sa

9:30-11:00am

Brambleton Center

13338

Mar 21

Sa

9:30-11:00am

Walrond Park

13339

Teens! Get a private tour of the new art museum just for you. (above)

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Youth Arts

Y

Learn how to use paper cut-outs to create a beautiful collage. (below)

Yo u t h

Decoupage Trinket Boxes

Cultural Arts

Grade: 1 - 5. Make a really cool decorated wooden trinket box by using different colored paper that’s ready to take home that day! Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 5

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13127

Introduction to Scrapbooking

Grades 1 - 5. We will use the latest techniques to help create pages in your new scrapbook that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Bring a new scrapbook for this exciting class.. Fee: $10. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 7

W

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13118

Big Beads Necklace

Grade: 1 - 5.You can make a big bead necklace that is stylish and really fun to make all in one class! We will provide a large selection of beads. Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 12

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13132

New!

I Can Paint!

Grade: 1 - 5. A wonderful way for your child to express themselves.We use washable paints so you don’t have to worry about the mess. Take home your masterpiece that day! Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 14

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13130

New!

Introduction to Collage

Age: 6 - 11. Create a variety of papers to use in an Eric Carle style collage. Instructor: Debbie Harris. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 6

F

3:30pm-5:30pm

Walrond Park

13116

Feb 7

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13115

Feb 9

M

3:30pm-5:30pm

Craig Center

13117

Stretchy Bead Bracelets

Grade: 1 - 5. make beautiful and classy bracelets for your self or for friends. Choose from a wide selection of beads! Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 9

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13133

Introduction to Clay

Age: 6 - 18. Create clay creations using the coil pot, pinch pot and slab pot methods. Instructor: Debbie Harris. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Age: 6 - 11. The students will learn to create a work of art using the pointillism style of painting. Instructor: Debbie Harris. Fee: $21.

Jan 16

F

3:30pm-5:30pm

Walrond Park

13076

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 17

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13075

Feb 13

F

3:30pm-5:30pm

Walrond Park

13121

Jan 19

M

3:30pm-5:30pm

Craig Center

13077

Feb 14

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13119

Feb 16

M

3:30pm-5:30pm

Craig Center

13123

Big Beads Suncatcher

Grade: 1 - 5. A great decoration for any window in the house. We will have a large selection of colorful beads to choose from. Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 28

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13131

Introduction to Mixed Media painting

Age: 6 - 11 Create a work of art using a wide range of materials and the non-objective style of painting. Instructor: Debbie Harris. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 23

F

3:30pm-5:30pm

Walrond Park

13079

Jan 24

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13080

Jan 26

M

3:30pm-5:30pm

Craig Center

13078

Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing

Age: 6 - 11. Learn how to use color pencils, regular and water color, as well as various techniques for drawing with them. Instructor: Debbie Harris. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 30

F

3:30pm-5:30pm

Walrond Park

13082

Jan 31

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13081

Feb 2

M

3:30pm-5:30pm

Craig Center

13083

Make fun crafts and learn how they work in our new class called “Take Flight”! (right)

12

New!

Dot Drawing

New!

Princesses

Age: 5 - 8. Who’s the fairest of them all! Make Cinderella’s mice, Ariel’s underwater friends, a magic mirror and other princess goodies! Instructor: Melissa dePineda. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 24

Tu

3:30pm-5:30pm

Brambleton Center

13304

Feb 26

Th

3:30pm-5:30pm

Walrond Park

13305

New!

Discovering Paint

Age: 6 - 10. During this workshop young artists will discover various painting techniques by using a variety of materials, as well as learning about famous artists such as Michelangelo and Pollock. Come dressed to get messy! Fee: $16. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 14

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

13275

New!

Under the Sea

Age: 5 - 8. Take a break from the cold winter days and get in the mood for summer making beach crafts and snacks! Instructor: Melissa dePineda. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 17

Tu

3:30pm-5:30pm

Brambleton Center

13302

Feb 19

Th

3:30pm-5:30pm

Walrond Park

13303

New!

Take Flight

Age: 7 - 10. Learn about aerodynamics and flight during this program. Build a topsy-turvy helicopter, compete in our paper airplane contest, and build and set off a rocket. Everyone will bring home their flying creations at the end of program! Fee: $13. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 28

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

13273

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REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

Life Skills

Lifestyle Beat the winter blues... and learn something while you’re doing it, with lifestyle programs designed to provide education and resource information.

Life

st y l

Lifestyle

Lifelong Learning A

Featured Program

Adult

Basic Computer Repair

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 6-Feb 10

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13189

Computer Basics for the Novice

Demystify the secrets of using a computer without getting lost in techtalk or complicated explanations. If you want to discover a computer’s potential and possibilities, this class is right for you. Especially designed for beginners, this course will introduce you to a computer’s basic features and will show how to make them work for you. This course will cover basic computer terminology, use of a mouse, how to create and save files to a disk, and practice using Microsoft Windows and the Internet. You will become familiar with the World Wide Web and learn basic search techniques for finding information on the Web and the basic concepts of e-mail. Each student will have a computer to use with a lot of hands-on work. The class will progress at a comfortable pace, leaving plenty of time to answer all of your questions. Bring a notebook to class. Six week program. Instructor: Gary Foutz. Fee: $89. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 5-Feb 9

M

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13193

Jan 5-Feb 9

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13190

New!

This workshop will cover beginner uses of Adobe Photoshop including the following: familiarization with the overall product, manipulation of layers, use of levels adjustments to correct color, keyboard shortcuts, using the tools pallette, basic filter usage, blending properties, alpha channels, text, gradients, creating image cutouts, creating animated .gifs, and setting up automated batch processes. Instructor will discuss uses of this incredible tool for applications in print, web and video design. Fee: $33 Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 10

Sa

9:30am-12:00pm

419 Library

13461

New!

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. Fee: $17.

New!

Introduction to a New Year, A New Start

Think back to one year ago...The ball dropped and you celebrated another year. Resolutions were made and probably broken. Good intentions need help to achieve results. This introduction will give you an overview of the four week series that will help you turn your dreams into reality. Fee: $8. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8

Th

7:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13398

Jan 12

M

7:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13399

Lifestyle Life Skills

This course teaches you how to do simple repairs. You will have hands on training with a computer, learning how to replace memory, CD ROM, hard drives, removing viruses, spyware, even to formatting a hard drive and learning to install operating systems. Bring a notebook to class. Six week program. Instructor: Gary Foutz. Fee: $89.

Photoshop for Beginners

e

The NEW YEAR is a perfect time to work on a NEW YOU. Let us help... (below)

A New Year, A New Start

Get positive results on your 2009 resolutions by learning a formula for success! You will be given materials to develop a personal action plan that will help you to get the results you desire and deserve. This is an approach that can help you make this year different. Four week course. Fee: $127. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 2 - Feb 23

M

5:30pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13405

Feb 3 - Feb 24

Tu

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13406

Kitchen Remodeling 101

Have you been putting off a major or minor kitchen remodel, feel overwhelmed by too many choices, lack confidence to make design decisions? Join kitchen design & remodeling specialist, Sharon Scharrer of Homeplace Kitchen & Bath, as she leads you step-by-step through a six week, fun-filled design workshop which promises to challenge, inform and inspire you. The class will utilize computerized design software, easy but engaging homework assignments, and hands-on creation of working floor plans and estimates. Six week program. Instructor: Sharon Scharrer. Fee: $75. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Feb 12

Th

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

12444

Basic Writing Techniques

Here’s a course designed especially for people who want to write, are just beginning to write or are hoping to actually discover how to get their work published. Starting with the basics of language, all the way to sending a query letter to an editor or publisher, this course takes new writers under its wing and shows them how to get where they want to be. Instructor Donna Acquaviva has been writing for publication more than fifty years and has been nominated for two Pulitzers and several other writing awards. She asks that you bring one short manuscript (if you have one) to the first class, a notebook, a pen and your curiosity. Ms. Acquaviva will supply the rest. Six week program. Fee: $68.

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 21

W

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13464

Jan 14-Feb 18

W

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton Center

13463

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Cooking

Toddler Life P

A

Indian Cooking - Something for Everyone

Learn to cook Chicken Biryani (chicken and rice dish); stuffed peppers (banana peppers filled with veggies); and Rabdi (warm dessert made with milk and nuts). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer. Fee: $28.

s c h o ol

Age: 3 - 4. This course is for pre-schoolers who want to go exploring! Each week we’ll travel to a different country and learn about the country’s culture, food, lifestyle and history. Each child will stamp their passport recording their travels as they discover a new place each week! Fee: $55.

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 13

Tu

6:30pm-9:30pm

Brambleton Center

13246

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

13247

Mar 17-Apr 21

Tu

10:00am-11:30am

Brambleton Center

13300

Mar 19-Apr 23

Th

10:00am-11:30am

Craig Center

13301

Jan 17

Sa

9:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton Center

New!

Indian Cooking - Tea Indian Style

Age: 18 and up. Learn to prepare Samosa (vegetarian and non-vegetarian); Chutney (a popular Indian snack); and Chai (tea with herbs and spices). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer. Fee: $28. Date

Day

Time

Place

Feb 7

Sa

2:00pm-5:00pm

Brambleton Center

13248

Feb 28

Sa

2:00pm-5:00pm

Brambleton Center

13249

Indian Cooking - Do You Like Cheese?

Life Skills

P re

Terrific Travels

Adult

Course #

New!

Learn to make the following three cheeses: Paneer (Indian cheese); Palak Paneer (cheese cooked with spinach); and Paneer Pakauri (cheese nuggets dipped in gram flour). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer. Fee: $28. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 16

M

6:30pm-9:30pm

Brambleton Center

13250

Feb 21

Sa

9:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton Center

13251

Happy Birthday to You!

Age: 2.5 - 5. It’s a Birthday Party that can’t be missed! Why? Because today it’s everyone’s birthday! Toddlers will have a chance to interact and play with other children as well as use their fine and gross motor skills during crafts and activities. We’ll make our own birthday hats and sing our own birthday song during our fabulous birthday parade. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy birthday cake and juice or milk while hearing a birthday story. At parting, everyone will give and get a present to take home! Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 10

Sa

9:30am-11:00am

Brambleton Center

13334

Jan 24

Sa

9:30am-11:00am

Walrond Park

13335

F

Family Fun

Family

Letterboxing

Ages: 2 - 7 with parent. Take your toddler or young child on an educational scavenger hunt. Letterboxing is a fun way for young children to learn about the environment around them. This activity is at Garst Mill Park and parents are encouraged to help their toddler with this fun activity. The activity will begin at the tennis courts $10/ Family and preregistration is encouraged. Time

Place

Course #

Sa

9:00-10:30am

Garst Mill Park

13381

Yo u t h

Language A Adult

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 2-Mar 23

M

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13042

American Sign Language II

Age: 16 and up. Continuation of American Sign Language for the student with at least 16 hours of ASL instruction or recognition of the instructor. Continue vocabulary building, and more ASL syntax and structure. Practice expressive and receptive skills. Program fee: $65 for 8 weeks. Textbook (not included in course fee) is AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PHRASE BOOK by Lou Fant and is available at the Brambleton Center. Textbook fee: $17 (Tax included).Textbooks will be available at the first class.VWCC CEU’s are available for an additional $15 fee, made payable to VWCC at the first class. Instructor: Theresa Farmer. Fee: $65. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Apr 13-Jun 8

M

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13044

T Te e n

New!

School’s Out - Inclement Weather

Age: 16 and up. A beginning ASL course for the student with no previous sign language experience. The course provides the basics of ASL syntax, structure and vocabulary. Practice receptive and expressive skills. Program fee: $65 for 8 weeks. Textbook (not included in program fee) is AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PHRASE BOOK by Lou Fant and is available at the Brambleton Center. Textbook fee: $17 (tax included). Textbooks will be available at the first night of class. VWCC CEU’s are available, if desired, for an additional $15 fee, made payable to VWCC at the first class. Instructor: Theresa Farmer. Fee: $65.

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Day

School’s Out Y

Learn to communicate using only your hands! (below)

American Sign Language 1

Date

Mar 28

Age: 5-12. When school is out due to INCLEMENT WEATHER and you need some place for the kids to go, the After School for Kids program will be conducting Snow Day Camp at the Teen Center at the Brambleton Center, 3738 Brambleton Avenue. The camp is 7:30AM-6:00PM, and includes a morning and afternoon snack with juice. Please bring a bag lunch, no glass containers or peanut products, please. Pre-registration is required and not limited to ASK participants. Activities include video games, computer lab, big screen TV, gym time, Wii, board games and art & crafts. Payment is due the morning of the camp. Fee: $40. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Snow!

Snow!

7:30am-6:00pm

Brambleton Center

12866

New!

School’s Out - Fun Day for Teens

Age: 11-17. Need something to do when Roanoke County Schools are closed? Join us for a fun filled day of bowling, lunch, movies and use of Teen Center games. Remember to bring extra money for McDonald’s lunch. Fee includes transportation, supervision, and activity costs. Fee: $27. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 23

Tu

7:20am-6:00pm

Brambleton Center

12780

You can register for most classes and programs online! Call 772-7529 to set up your account or visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on this icon and visit the “My Account” tab to sign in.

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY


REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

Cooking & More Y

Yo u t h

Sweet Heart Pies

Age: 8 - 14. Surprise your valentine with a great tasting dessert. Make wonderful pies with fillings to eat and take home. Supplies furnished, as well as recipes to take home. Fee: $17. Teens! Learn to cook some of your favorite dishes and desserts with classes designed just for you. (below)

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 7

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton Center

13294

Culinary Creations

Age: 8 - 11. Spend the afternoon in the kitchen learning how to make yummy treats the whole family can enjoy. Each child will receive a recipe to take home. Instructor: Melissa dePineda. Fee: $21. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 5

Th

3:30pm-5:30pm

Brambleton Center

13306

Silly Science

Age: 8 - 11. Make volcanic eruptions, build structures to see if they are earthquake proof, test food for carbs and many more fun and easy to do science activities. Instructor: Melissa dePineda. Fee: $21. Time

Place

Course #

Tu

3:30pm-5:00pm

Brambleton Center

13307

Mar 12

Th

3:30pm-5:00pm

Walrond Park

13308

American Red Cross Babysitting

All babysitters should take this course! This course covers the responsibilities of the sitter, characteristics of children, selection of games and toys, accident prevention, basic care, first aid skills, and how to market your babysitting skill safely. Become a Certified American Red Cross Babysitter. Bring a healthy snack or money to buy food at Saucers Cafe. Fee: $52. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 24

Sa

1:00pm-6:00pm

Brambleton Center

13096

Feb 21

Sa

1:00pm-6:00pm

Brambleton Center

13097

Young Chef ’s Academy - Presidential Treats

New!

The theme this Winter at the Young Chef’s Academy is ‘Behind the scenes at the White House Kitchen’ All Classes held at the Young Chef’s Academy. The December 15th class will be called ‘Hail to the chef’. We will start with Dunkin Donuts Sweet Savory Stuffing. The chef likes to make Homemade Mayonnaise to go with a wonderful Waldorf Salad. In the December 22nd class we will prepare for the ‘Inaugural Luncheon’ for this special luncheon we will make Blackberry pie to go along with a savory Chartreuse of Vegetables in a warm Puffy Pastry. On December 29th we’ll make what we call the ‘White House Mess’ that includes Cheese Ravioli with Tomatoes Basil Sauce and a Special Garlic Bread. Fee: $20. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 15

M

5:00pm-6:30pm

Young Chef's Academy

13143

Dec 22

M

5:00pm-6:30pm

Young Chef's Academy

13144

Dec 29

M

5:00pm-6:30pm

Young Chef's Academy

13145

Safe Driving 55+ Fif

ty-F

Driver’s Safety Program

lu ive P

s

Te e n

Day

Life Skills

T Teen Life Skills

Date

Mar 10

Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP and held at various locations. Fee of $10 paid to AARP instructor at first session. Two session program. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 23-24

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton Center

13194

Mar 23-24

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton Center

13195

Join one of the social clubs offered at Brambleton Center for a good time and good company every week. (below)

New!

Teen Treats for Valentines

Valentines Day is the theme for these classes. Join in on the fun on February 9th as we prepare Valentines dinner for that someone special! The instructor will help you prepare Basil Shrimp Fettuccine as the main dish and homemade Bruschetta Bread. Learn these recipes and use them for a lifetime! On February 16th make Valentine Deserts, and learn the right way to get to someone’s heart. Instructor will help prepare Meringue Kisses, and ‘Sweet Heart Brownies’ along with Young Chef’s special Chocolate Truffles. These treats will put a smile on that special person! On February 23rd, in More Sweet Treats, the instructor will get you started with easy Fudge Bonbons. In the same class we will make Mini Cream Puffs with strawberry mouse. Treats that are sure to please. Fee: $20.

Brambleton Center Clubs Brambleton Center offers a wide variety of social clubs that are open to the public. For more information, call us at 772-PLAY Club

Meets

Widowed Persons Support Group

Third Saturdays monthly, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Roanoke Valley Social & Craft Club

Third Fridays monthly, 10:00am-3:00pm

Social Service Club

Fourth Tuesdays monthly, 10:00am-2:00pm

HANDS Group (Sign Language)

Wednesdays weekly, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wednesdays weekly, 11:30am-3:00pm

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Pokeeno

Feb 9

M

5:00pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13152

Pinochle

Mondays 12:00pm-3:00pm and Fridays 12:00pm-4:00pm

Feb 16

M

5:00pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13153

Canasta

Fridays weekly, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Feb 23

M

5:00pm-6:30pm

Brambleton Center

13154

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

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Travel

Travel

Beat the winter blues, and get out of town for a while! Join one of our bus and van excursions, day trips, and overnight trips or all-inclusive vacation packages.

Featured Program

Vacations A

Travel

Join us for this fabulous 9 Day Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. Experience the captivating beauty and fascinating history of the Canada and New England coastline, visiting the charming cities of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, Boston, Massachusetts and Bar Harbor, Maine! Motorcoach transportation is included from Roanoke to Baltimore, Maryland, where the ship departs. Fee includes cabin, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes, fuel surcharges, transportation and escort. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended and must be purchased at the time of registration. Also, a valid Passport is highly advised. A deposit of $250.00 per person is due upon registration with final payment due on February 27, 2009. For more information call Terry or Myra at 772-7529. Fees start at $1465.00 per person double occupancy for an Inside Cabin. Date

Day

Place

Course #

Jun 19-25

Week

Cruise Ship

12607

Date

Day

Place

Course #

Sep 27-Oct 6 2009

Week

California

12918

New!

Visit three Jewels of the South with your home base in Hilton Head Island, SC where you will stay at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront for four nights. From there you will enjoy visits to quaint Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA. You will have a step on guide for your tour of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Parris Island, and Savannah. Fees: $578 per person double occupancy; $785 single; $520 per person triple occupancy; and $486 per person quad include 4 nights accommodations with tax and baggage handling, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, tours with step on guide, Dolphin Watch Cruise, admissions to historical sites, bus transportation, and escorts. Deposit of $150 is due at registration with the balance due August 14, 2009.

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From exciting San Francisco to spectacular Yosemite National Park, discover the beauty and charm of California on this 10 day tour. Dine on the Sierra Dinner Train and the Napa Valley Dinner Train. Ride through the coastal mountains and towering redwood forest aboard the historic Skunk Train. Visit an 1897 rail town where many TV and movie Westerns were filmed. Experience a ‘Great Train Robbery’ aboard the Sacramento River Train. Highlights of this trip include San Francisco, Sierra Railroad, Sonora, Yosemite National Park, Railtown State Historic Park, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento River Train, Napa Valley Wine Train, Ft. Bragg, Skunk Railroad and Sausalito. Fee includes Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $200 (subject to increase until paid in full), hotel transfers, round trip air from Greensboro, NC. Transportation to and from Greensboro is available at $25 per person. Cancellation Waiver and Insurance may be purchased at the time of registration for $140. Fee: $3,799 single, $2,999 per person double, and $2,969 triple.

Date

Day

Place

Course #

Sep 28- Oct 2

Week

Hilton Head

13407

Daytrips 55+ Fif

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s

Cruise to Canada and New England

It’s never too early to start thinking about your next beach vacation. Travel with us next fall to Hilton Head SC and Savannah GA! (above)

New!

Historic Trains of California

Adult

Hilton Head Island Overnight

Yosimite National Park is one of the many wonderous sites you’ll see on our Historic Trains of California trip next fall. Reserve your spot soon! (below)

Petticoats and Petit Fours Tea Room

New!

Valentine’s Day is drawing near so plan on spending a delightful day with us at this unique tea parlour, where you will feel as though you have stepped back in time with a Victorian ambiance that will leave you intrigued and refreshed. This wonderful tea parlour located in Salem has been chosen as one of the top ten tea rooms in the United States. You will enjoy a full Victorian tea which includes a choice of fine loose teas brewed just for you, choice of Chicken Salad Croissant or Spinach Quiche, a fresh baked Scone, Devonshire cream and jam, and a wonderful dessert. A special highlight of the afternoon is the Victorian lady giving a presentation on the art and History of Afternoon Tea. Fee includes a tea time lunch and transportation.Van departs Hollins Library at 10:30 AM and returns at 2:00 PM; departs Kessler Mill and Brambleton Center at 10 :45 AM and returns at 1:45 PM. Fee: $39. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 11

W

10:30am-2:00pm

Depart Brambleton, Hollins Library & Kessler Mill (Admin Office)

13206

New!

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 from scratch desserts.Then after a good meal, stroll across the parking lot to the Music Hall. This theatre style hall is home to top notch Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music. Bus departs Hollins Library at 1:30 PM and returns at 11:30 PM; departs Brambleton Center at 2:00 PM and returns at 11:00 PM. Fee: $49. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 21

Sa

1:30pm-11:30pm

Depart Brambleton & Hollins Library

13245

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY


REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

Daytrips 55+ ty-F

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Fif

Highland Maple Festival

Be a part of the Highland County tradition of opening the trees and boiling down the sugar water. This annual festival celebrating its 51st year, draws visitors from around the world to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia. You will experience a unique and educational view of syrup making. No visit to Highland County would be complete without the sampling of plain or buckwheat pancakes smothered in butter and delicious maple syrup. Fee includes pancake breakfast, tour of sugar camps, craft shows, transportation and escort. Bus departs Brambleton Center at 6:30 AM and returns at 6:00 PM: departs Hollins Library at 7:00 AM and returns at 5:30 PM. Fee: $44. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 14

Sa

6:30am-6:00pm

Depart Brambleton & Hollins Library

13257

Trav

el

North Carolina Zoo

Located in Asheboro, North Carolina this zoo consistently ranks as one of the top Zoos in the United States. This is the nation’s largest natural habitat zoo with over 1100 animals and 40,000 plants. The shaded pathways will transport you into two different continents from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s Arctic coast. A tram is available to take you to different areas of the park. Lunch will be at the Golden Corral. The fee includes breakfast, zoo tickets, lunch, transportation and escort. Bus departs Hollins Library at 7 AM and returns at 8:15 PM; departs Brambleton Center at 7:30 AM and returns at 7:45 PM. Fee: $55. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Apr 21

Tu

7:00am-8:00pm

Depart Brambleton & Hollins Library

13204

New!

Virginia Senior Day

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Apr 23

Th

7:00am-7:30pm

Depart Brambleton & Hollins Library

13331

Barter Theater

Step into the life of the legendary musician, Jimmie Rodgers, known as America’s Blue Yodeler, who influenced generations of American music. He was known as the Singing Brakeman and many consider him the father of country music. His influence had a profound impact on such stars as Elvis Presley and Hank Willliams. This southern musical experience was created by the author of Keep on the Sunny Side and Man of Constant Sorrow and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Fee includes theatre ticket, buffet lunch at Greenway Haven, a guided walking tour of the historic Martha Washington Inn, escort and transportation. Bus departs Brambleton Center at 7:30 AM and returns around 7:45 PM; departs Hollins Library at 8:00 AM and returns around 7:15 PM. Payment due at registration. Fee: $79. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Apr 30

Th

7:30am-7:45pm

Depart Brambleton & Hollins Library

13274

Travel

Join us as we travel to the Shenandoah Valley to enjoy a special day set aside for Senior Adults at the Shenandoah Caverns facility. Highlights include the American Celebration on Parade, which contains a fantastic array of actual floats that adorned the famous Tournament of Roses parades, Presidential Inaugurals and many Thanksgiving day parades. Also, included is the Yellow Barn and Freedom Hall, the Valley’s newest attraction and entertainment venue, where you will not only have a wonderful buffet but see an exciting musical show. Also, included is a guided tour of the Caverns which is Virginia’s only cavern with elevator service. Fee includes breakfast, all attractions, buffet lunch, entertainment, tour escort and transportation. Bus departs Brambleton Center at 7:00 AM and returns at 7:30 PM; departs Hollins Library at 7:30 AM and returns at 7:00 PM. Fee: $59.

We’re leading both a TEEN and 55+ trip to the North Carolina Zoo! It’s one of the nation’s largest “natural habitat” zoos, featuring large spaces and no visible cages or barriers.

New!

Historic Bramwell Tour, WV

Bramwell was the home to as many as nineteen millionaires who made their fortunes at the Pocahontas Coalfield.You will have a private tour of at least two homes that were open for Garden Club Week. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Bramwell Presbyterian Church. Depart Brambleton Center at 8:00am, with return at 6:00pm. Depart Hollins Library at 8:30am with return at 5:30pm Fee: $59 includes tour, lunch and transportation. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

May 14

Th

8:00am-6:00pm

Depart Brambleton & Hollins Library

13397

Daytrips T Te e n

Snowtubing at Winterplace

County schools are out! We have planned a snowtubing trip to Winterplace Ski Resport. Bring a change of clothes and extra spending money for lunch and evening snack. Fee: $50 Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 22

M

10:00am - 7:30pm

Depart Brambleton Center

12495

North Carolina Zoo (Teens Only) Older adults will love the Virginia Senior Day tour of Shenandoah Caverns. It’s the only elevator accessible cavern in Virginia! (Above)

You can register for most classes and programs online! Call 772-7529 to set up your account or visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on this icon and visit the “My Account” tab to sign in.

Join fellow teens as we head to Asheboro, NC to one of the best zoos in the US! We will travel through both parts of the zoo and view animals from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s artic coast. We will have a buffet lunch at Golden Corral. Price includes breakfast, zoo tickets, lunch, transportation, and teen staff. Registration deadline: 4/9/09. Register early to reserve a spot in the van! Fee: $55. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Apr 14

Tu

7:30am-8:00pm

Depart Brambleton Center

13443

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

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Outdoor

Recreation

Ou

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Outdoors

Beat the winter blues, by joining us on an outdoor adventure. Plus, start thinking about Summer Camp early at Camp Roanoke.

New!

Hike to Read Mountain Preserve

Family

Winter Backpacking to McAfee’s Knob

Age: 12 and up. Spend the weekend backpacking the Appalachian Trail at McAfees Knob, just outside of Roanoke City. The trip will consist of a four mile hike to a backcountry camp-site and an evening spent cooking and relaxing under the stars. All food is provided along with gear upon request. All participants must provide their own winter clothing. We will meet at Camp Roanoke at 9am on Saturday and will return by 4pm on Sunday. No backpacking experience is required. Fee: $35. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 13-14

Sa, Su

Overnight

Depart From Camp Roanoke

13402

Archery and Mountain Boarding at Camp Roanoke

Age: 10 and up. Enjoy the morning shooting recurve bow and arrow at Camp Roanoke’s archery range under the supervision of a certified archery instructor. The afternoon will be spent carving down the hills at Camp Roanoke on MBS mountain boards. All equipment and safety gear along with a light snack are provided. Please pack a bag lunch. Drop off is at Camp Roanoke at 10:30am with pick up by 2:30pm. Fee: $25.

Outdoors

Hike to the top of Read Mountain with us. It’s Roanoke County’s newest park! (below)

Featured Program

Family Adventure F

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 10

Sa

10:30am-2:30pm

Camp Roanoke

13404

Mountainboarding (n, v) - a type of extreme sport using a skateboardlike board to descend mountain terrain; a combination of snowboarding, skateboarding, and mountain biking. (See above)

Age: 10 and up. Read Mountain Preserve is Roanoke County’s newest and largest park! It is a hidden gem, tucked away in the Bonsack area. Enjoy a 4 mile round trip to Buzzards Rock, where you will see beautiful views of the northern Roanoke Valley. The trail is moderately strenuous in places. Please bring a bagged lunch. Fee: $20 Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 3

Sa

10:00am-2:00pm

Depart from Hollins Library

13441

Jan 17

Sa

10:00am-2:00pm

Depart from Brambleton Center

13442

Bring the whole family on this Saturday trip to the Cascades! It’s one of the most popular hiking spots in Virginia. Bring a lunch and let US do the driving. (below)

Hike to the Cascades

Age: 12 and up. Join Camp Roanoke as they travel to Pembroke,Virginia in search of what is said to be one of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the east coast. We will hike the moderate four mile loop trail, stop periodically along the way to enjoy the scenery and sounds of rushing water. The Cascades Waterfall is 69 feet tall and is surrounded by a 200 foot rock wall. There will be opportunities for picture taking, bird watching and a new found sense of peace. Bring a bagged lunch. Fee: $30. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 7

Sa

9:00am-4:30pm

Depart from Admin Center (Kessler Mill)

13401

Family Climbing Wall

Caving for Beginners

Age: 12 and up. Have a great time exploring one of Virginia’s wild limestone caves! This beginner trip will provide you an opportunity to experience the beauty of this unique and sensitive underground environment first hand.All equipment, transportation, and instruction is provided. Fee: $30.

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ors

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 24

Sa

9:00am-3:30pm

Depart from Camp Roanoke

13400

Age: 5 and up. Gather the family and join us for an afternoon of fun climbing on Camp Roanoke’s 44ft climbing tower. Participants will learn belay commands and climbing techniques. Drinks, snacks and all equipment provided. No experience necessary. Fee: $15. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 28

Sa

2:00pm-4:00pm

Camp Roanoke

13403

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY


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Camp Roanoke’s Summer Programs www.CampRoanoke.com Dis cover y

Day Program for campers entering K-5th grades. This program gives participants going into Kindergarten-5th Grade, a true taste of camp life during daytime hours. Don’t miss this opportunity for your camper to participate in archery, disc golf, arts and crafts, field games, environmental education, special events, outdoor living skills and much more! The program is limited to 40 campers per one week session. Satellite transportation from Tanglewood Mall & Dick’s Sporting Goods, lunch and snacks are included in the price. Discovery runs from 9 AM-4 PM, Monday-Friday. Tuition after April 6: $185. Early Bird Tuition By April 6: $160. Age

Camp Start

Camp End

Days

Girls Course#

Boys Course#

5 to 6

June 15

June 19

M-F

13411

12867

7 to 8

June 15th

June 19th

M-F

13413

13412

9 to 10

June 15th

June 19th

M-F

13415

13414

5 to 6

July 6th

July 10th

M-F

13416

12868

7 to 8

July 6th

July 10th

M-F

13418

13417

9 to 10

July 6

July 10

th

M-F

13420

13419

5 to 6

July 13th

July 17th

M-F

13421

12869

7 to 8

July 13

July 17

M-F

13423

13422

Camp Start

Camp End

Days

Girls Course #

Boys Course #

13424

June 14

th

June 19

Su-F

12885

12891

12870

July 5th

July 10th

Su-F

12886

12892

13427

July 12

July 17

th

Su-F

12887

12893

13429

July 19th

July 24th

Su-F

12888

12894

August 2nd

August 7th

Su-F

12889

12895

August 9

August 14

Su-F

12890

12896

th

th

th

th

th

9 to 10

July 13th

July 17th

5 to 6

July 20

July 24

th

7 to 8

July 20th

July 24th

9 to 10

July 20

July 24

th

M-F M-F

th

M-F M-F

th

13425 13426 13428 13430

5 to 6

August 3rd

August 7th

M-F

13431

12871

7 to 8

August 3rd

August 7th

M-F

13433

13432

9 to 10

August 3rd

August 7th

M-F

13435

13434

5 to 6

August 10

August 14th

M-F

13436

12872

7 to 8

August 10

th

August 14

M-F

13438

13437

9 to 10

August 10th

August 14th

M-F

13440

13439

th th

Voyager

Residential Program for campers entering 5th-7th grades. Voyager is an exciting co-ed residential program that engages participants in activities such as: canoeing, climbing tower, low and high challenge course, arts and crafts, off site rock climbing, mountain boarding, disc golf, archery, and environmental education. The experience is limited to 16 campers per one-week session. Tuition includes all meals, lodging, activities, and equipment. Tuition after April 6: $420. Early Bird Tuition By April 6: $395. th

th

th

th

A dve nt ure

Residential Program for campers entering 3rd-5th grades. Explorer is a fun-filled co-ed residential program that feature a variety of activities to create memories for a lifetime! Campers experience canoeing, arts and crafts, outdoor sports, archery, disc golf, hiking, environmental education, campfires and much more! Explorer runs Sunday thru Friday. This experience is limited to 16 campers per one week session.All lodging, meals, activities, equipment, and materials are provided for a week of summer camp they’ll never forget! Tuition after April 6: $390. Early Bird Tuition By April 6: $365. Camp Start

Camp End

June 14th

June 19th

Su-F

12873

12879

July 5th

July 10th

Su-F

12874

12880

July 12th

July 17th

Su-F

12875

12881

July 19th

July 24th

Su-F

12876

12882

August 2

August 7

Su-F

12877

12883

August 9th

August 14th

Su-F

12878

12884

nd

th

Days

Girls Course #

Camp Start

Camp End

Days

Girls Course #

Boys Course #

July 12th

July 17th

Su-F

12897

12905

July 19

July 24

th

Su-F

12898

12902

July 26th

July 31st

Su-F

12899

12903

August 2nd

August 7th

Su-F

12900

12904

August 9

August 14

Su-F

12901

12906

th

th

th

Outdoors

E x pl or er

Residential Program for campers entering 7th-9th grades. These six-day programs will submerse campers into a total outdoor experience. Participants will be based at Camp Roanoke and will embark upon new adventures daily from the following list: low and high challenge course, rock climbing, sit-on top kayaking, mountainboarding, caving, environmental education and arts and crafts. This program is limited to 12 campers per session. Tuition includes all meals, lodging, equipment, and activities for the entire week. Tuition After April 6: $450. Early Bird Tuition By April 6: $425.

Boys Course #

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REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009 High School Programs • www.CampRoanoke.com

Trek s

Rock Climbing, Whitewater and Trail New River Gorge, WV

For campers entering 8th-12th grades. Come enjoy six days exploring the rivers, trails and cliffs of the New River Gorge in West Virginia. Raft the world renowned rapids of the Upper and Lower New River and climb the sandstone cliffs of one of the country’s premiere climbing areas. All the while learning environmental education in a true camping fashion. Tuition after April 6: $510. Early Bird Tuition by April 6: $485. Camp Start

Camp End

Days

Girls Course #

Boys Course #

July 5

July 10

Su-F

12909

12910

th

th

Sea Kayaking

For campers entering 8th-12th grades. Spend 5 days exploring a variety of fun activities at Cape Fear North Carolina! Learn to surf from professional instructors on Wrightsville Beach; sea kayak along the intercostal waterways and salt marshes of Cape Fear were we will be crabbing and learning about the unique surrounding habitat. Hike a variety of distinct habitats at Carolina Beach State park then swim and play on the beautiful sandy beaches the area has to offer. This program is limited to 10 participants. All professional instruction, lifeguards, equipment, transportation, camping and meals included. Note: The program is designed for campers with little to no experience in surfing or kayaking, but does require campers to pass an intermediate swim test. This test will be provided, free of charge by Camp Roanoke. Join us for an unforgettable week of fun in the sun! Tuition After April 6: $605. Early Bird Tuition By April 6: $580. Camp Start

Camp End

Days

Girls Course #

Boys Course #

July 14

July 19

Su-F

12907

12908

th

th

Camp Roanoke Winter Rental

Outdoors

Camp Roanoke is available for your group gathering, retreat or conference from September to December! Through our combination of team-building elements, activities, facilities, food & staff, your organization can expect to experience: • • • • • • • • •

an environment that promotes positive coping to change an increased sense of self and self-esteem a higher level of fitness an increase in intrinsic motivation better communication advanced problem solving skills more trust within the group a greater ability to work under pressure a clearer understanding of other team members New!

Corporate Retreat Packages

This season we’re happy to introduce new package rates for your business. Select the premium Full Day or Half Day programs below and have everything you need for a productive retreat. Or build your own package with our exciting selection of guided outdoor recreation activities and trips. Package

Ropes Courses

Meals

Lodging

BusinessRate

Non-Profit Rate

Premium Overnight Experience

4 hours low course 4 hours high course

breakfast, lunch and dinner

1 night - heated and air conditioned bunk style cabins. Up to 80 guests

$75 per person

$70 per person

Premium One-Day Experience

4 hours on either low or high course

1 meal

none

$35 per person

$30 per person

Add-On Activities ___Guided Climbing ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Canoeing ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Caving ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Kayaking ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Hiking ($25.00/person/8 hour day) ___High and Low Ropes Course (various available)

___Archery ($10.00person/2 hour experience) ___Disc Golf ($1.00/person) ___Basketball ($1.00/person) ___Horseshoes ($1.00/person) ___Volleyball ($1.00/person) ___Mountainboards ($25.00/person/4hour experience)


REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

Athletics

Athletics Beat the winter blues with one of Roanoke County’s well-maintained athletic facilities. Join an organized team, or brush up on your skill with a wide variety of clinics for youth and adults.

Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level Adults

Roanoke County is pleased to offer a series of tennis lessons for beginner level adult players. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke as well as specific drills aimed to improve each individuals game. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. Fee: $39. Time

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PH 540-387-6078 • FX 540-561-2842 or visit www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/athletics

Adult

Day

etic

Don’t just shoot hoops with yourself! Join a recreation league team. (below)

For questions about our athletic programs, please contact our administrative office:

Adult Programs A

Date

Athl

Place

Course #

Mar 2-11

M, W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

12458

Mar 17-26

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

12459

Mar 30-Apr 8

M, W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

12999

Golf Lessons for Beginner Level Adults

Roanoke County works with Blue Hills Golf School and PGA Professional Jeff Sprinkle to offer various golf lessons for beginners. Lessons cover the basics of the golf swing as well as general golf course etiquette. Group lessons are available for your group of 5 by calling 540.387.6078 x 254. Instructor: Jeff Sprinkle. Fee: $75. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 14

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Blue Hills Golf School

12989

Featured Program Adult Basketball Leagues Registration Open: Now through December 8 Entry Fee: $385 Leagues Offered: Women’s Open, Men’s Open, Men’s Church Closed, Church Open. League Play: Begins the first week of January 2009. Most games are played on Sunday afternoons.

Adult Softball League Registration Returning Team Registration: March 1-7 NEW Teams Registration: March 8-14 Practice Begins: March 30 Season Begins: May 4 Fee: $350

Improve your game before hitting the court this spring. Sign up for tennis lessons!

Signups are available ONLINE ONLY for seasonal Winter Basektball, Spring Softball and Fall Softball adult leagues. Sign up and register your team, or sign up as an individual into our pool of interested players. To register online for our current season visit our website:

www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/athletics

Adults 55 and Up 55+ ty-F

New!

It is never to late to learn to play a fun and healthy sport! Roanoke County is pleased to offer a series of tennis lessons for beginner level senior players. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke as well as specific drills aimed to improve each individuals game. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. Fee: $39. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 2-11

M, W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

12465

Mar 17-26

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

12466

Mar 30-Apr 8

M, W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

13006

Cancellation Information

Call (540) 387-6455 for cancellations and special event notices

Press 6 for Youth Athletics Press 7 for Adult Athletics Press 8 for General Program

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

Athletics

Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level 55+

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Youth Clinics Y

Sign-Ups For Youth Team Sports

Yo u t h

Start Smart Basketball

Age: 5-6. The Start Smart Basketball program targets parents who want to help their child develop basic basketball skills (shooting, dribbling, defense, and agility) that are needed to participate in organized basketball. The program is designed to teach parents and children the fundamentals of the sport while building the participant’s confidence. Each participant will receive manual full of drills and lessons, a basketball and instruction from a qualified coach. The program is open to children ages five to six whose parent or another adult is able to attend the six, one-hour sessions with them. Call 387-6078 for more information. Fee: $59. Course #

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & 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. Participants must play in their appropriate age bracket. Each club will have cut-off dates for sign-ups, so sign-up EARLY!

Date

Day

Time

Place

Jan 10-Feb 14

Sa

1:30pm-2:30pm

Northside High School

12422

Jan 10-Feb 14

Sa

2:00pm-3:00pm

Cave Spring High School

12425

Sport

Signups Begin

Practice Begins

Games Begin

Jan 10-Feb 14

Sa

3:30pm-4:30pm

Bonsack Elementary School

12423

Lacrosse

January

April

Late April

7-16

Jan 10-Feb 14

Sa

4:15pm-5:15pm

Hidden Valley Middle School

12424

Baseball/T-ball

January

April

Late April

6-18

Softball

Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level Youth

Age: 6 - 11. Roanoke County is pleased to offer a fun and exciting series of tennis lessons for beginner level junior players with little or no tennis experience. 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. This program is perfect for improving children’s coordination, agility, and fitness. Fee: $39. Date

Day

Time

Place

Mar 3-12

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

Course #

12446

Mar 16-25

M, W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

12447

Mar 31-Apr 9

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

13019

Ages

January

April

Late April

6-18

May/June

August

August

6-18

May/June

August

August

6-12

Cheerleading

May/June

August

August

6-18

Basketball

October

November

January

7-18

Soccer Football

Recreation Club 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.org Hidden Valley Youth Sports Assoc. • www.hvysa.com Masons Cove Recreation Club • www.masonscoverec.com Mt. Pleasant Recreation Club: • www.mprecreation.com North Roanoke Recreation Club • www.nrrc.net South County Softball League: • www.southcountysoftball.com Valley AFC Soccer (SW County) • www.valleyafc.org Vinton Recreation Booster Club: • www.vintonboosterclub.com

Baseball Preseason Clinic Zach looks worried about his tennis swing. Beginner tennis lessons can help! Reserve your space now. Programs begin in March. (above)

Age: 6 - 12. Roanoke County has provided an opportunity for the youth of the Roanoke Valley to knock the rust off their bats and break in thier gloves prior to the 2008 recreation season. This fun and exciting camp will cover the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, infielding, outfielding, and base running. Local coaches are welcome at no cost. Fee: $39. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 14-15

Sa Su

9:00am-1:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

Northside High

12981

Mar 21-22

Sa Su

9:00am-1:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

To Be Determined

12982

Softball Preseason Clinic

Athletics

Lacrosse Preseason Clinic

Age: 6 - 12. The Parks and Recreation Department has provided an opportunity for the youth of the Roanoke Valley to sharpen their skills prior to the 2008 recreation season. This fun and exciting two day clinic will cover the basic fundamentals of lacrosse which are taught by quality instructors. The clinic is a perfect opportunity for children who are new to lacrosse to get a leg up on the competition prior to the start of the regular season. Fee: $39.

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

BOYS

Mar 14-15

Sa Su

9:00am-1:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cave Spring Middle

12979

GIRLS

Mar 21-22

Sa Su

9:00am-1:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cave Spring Middle

12980

Age: 6 - 14. Roanoke County has provided an opportunity for the youth of the Roanoke Valley to knock the rust off their bats and break in thier gloves prior to the 2008 recreation season. This fun and exciting camp will cover the fundamentals of softball including hitting, infielding, outfielding, and base running. Local coaches are welcome at no cost. The camps are lead by the Virginia Class Action Scrappers, an area competitive organization that is dedicated to developing area softball for girls. Fee: $39. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 21-22

Sa Su

9:00am-1:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

Northside High School

12983

Mar 28-29

Sa Su

9:00am-1:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

Clearbrook Elementary

12984

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Cheerleading - Weekly Clinics

Age: 5-15. Roanoke County has once again joined forces with Athletes in Motion (AIM) to offer a series of cheerleading clinics for youth ages 5 - 15. The 12 session program will cover all aspects of cheering including cheers, pom-pom routines, jumps and safety. Registration is done on site, so please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time. New registrations are accepted through the third classes. For more information please contact AIM at 1-800-323-3755 or visit www.aimusaonline. org. Fee: $5 per class. Herman L. Horn Elementary School (6 weeks) Ages

Level

Days

Date

Time

5-7

Beginner

M,W

Mar 2-Apr 22

5:45-6:25pm

8-15

Beginner

M,W

Mar 2-Apr 22

6:30-7:10pm

5-15

Intermediate

M,W

Mar 2-Apr 22

7:15-7:55pm

Clearbrook Elementary School (12 weeks) Ages

Level

Days

Date

Time

5-7

Beginner

M,W

Jan 20-Apr 28

5:45-6:25pm

8-15

Beginner

M,W

Jan 20-Apr 28

6:30-7:10pm

5-15

Intermediate

M,W

Jan 20-Apr 28

7:15-7:55pm

Learn to cheer with the best instructors in the Roanoke Valley! The earlier you start, the better you’ll cheer throughout your school career.

Teen Sports T

You can register for most classes and programs online! Call 772-7529 to set up your account or visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on this icon and visit the “My Account” tab to sign in.

Te e n

Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level Teens

Age: 12 - 16. 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. 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. This program is a wonderful opportunity to get your teen off the couch and interested in a healthy lifetime sport!! Fee: $39. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 3-12

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

12454

Mar 16-25

M, W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

12455

Mar 31-Apr 9

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

13014

Get your tennis career off to a great start with tennis lessons from current and former college coaches, designed just for teens! (above)

Baton Classes

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 8-Feb 26

Th

6:00-6:45pm

Cave Spring Baptist Church

13458

Teen Bowling

Everyone loves bowling! Bring a friend and join the fun. (Price includes two games & shoe rentals) Vans depart from the Brambleton Center. Fee: $8. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 16

F

3:00pm-5:30pm

Depart from Brambleton Center

13134

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

Athletics

Under the direction of Joan Duus, Pizzazz Star City Twirlers has been an active part of the Roanoke Valley since 1980. Level I baton classes are being offered for girls ages 4 and up. Learn basic marching and basic twirling skills such as; flat spins, figure 8’s, 2-hand passes, finger twirls and low releases. Classes will be held at Cave Spring Baptist Church. Fee: $64.

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Therapeutic

Therapeutic Recreation

Beat the winter blues, with programs designed for individuals with disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Services is the region’s only provider of therapeutic leisure programs.

All Participants Ice Skating

The Valentine’s Dance is one of our biggest events of the year. Come prepared for fun!

New!

All Ages. This program is specifically designed for adults with disabilities. How long has it been since you went ice skating with a bunch of friends? TOO LONG! Join the TRS staff at the Roanoke Civic Center and work on your figure skating or hockey skating skills. Feel free to bring money for snacks at the Civic Center.Your program fee includes admission and rentals. Program fee: $10, transportation fee: $3 Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 17

Sa

12:00pm-3:00pm

Civic Center

13120

The Valentine’s Dance always features a full meal and a live band!

Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley With a presence in the valley for over 30 years, TRS empowers people with disabilities to gain the knowledge and skills for the development of a quality leisure lifestyle that meets their interest and needs. We’re proud to be the Roanoke Valley’s regional service provider, as we partner with the City of Roanoke to provide top quality programs and services. • • • •

Community Outings Special Events Leisure Education Skill Building

• • • • •

Social Opportunities Recreational Classes Arts & Crafts Classes Cooking & ADL Classes Day Trips

The programs shown here are only a small sample of the services we provide. If you’re a current participant, look in your mailbox for a complete program listing. To find out more or join our mailing list, give us a call!

For more information about TRS Contact Mandi Smith C.T.R.S. (540) 772-7529 ext. 2 msmith@roanokecountyva.gov

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Age: 13 and up. For all TRS clients. Attend the 24th Annual Valentine Dinner Dance at the elegant Hotel Roanoke ballroom. Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday February 11th. Come and enjoy delectable food, rocking music, delirious dancing and an evening of fun and surprises. This special Valentine evening features a sit down dinner at 6 PM sharp, followed by the good ole rock and roll music of Insufficient Funds. Program fee of $25 includes dinner, dancing and all the fun! Call 7727529 for transportation availability and details. Fee: $25. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 12

Th

5:30pm-9:30pm

Hotel Roanoke

13067

New!

Williamsburg Trip

Age: 18 and up. This course is specifically designed for all Therapeutic Recreation participants. Enjoy a 4 day and 3 night all inclusive stay in Williamsburg, VA. This trip will allow you to explore everything that Williamsburg has to offer. The trip is NON-STOP, so be ready to have a great time and come home exhausted! Everything is included:All-Access pass and an evening performance in Colonial Williamsburg; Admission to Great Wolf Water Park; Day Pass for Busch Gardens Europe; Shopping Day at the Outlet Malls; 4 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, Lodging at Great Wolf Lodge and transportation. Deposit of $150 is due at time of registration and balance is due by April 30, 2009. Transportation will only be provided from pickup points: Brambleton Center, Goodwill Vinton, Goodwill Salem. Please call TRS for more information or questions: 540-772-7529 Fee: $600.

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Make arts and crafts, plus learn to interact with other children with disabilities at Sensory Saturdays (below)

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

May 14-17

Th-Su

8:00am-10:00pm

Depart from Brambleton Center

13297

The City of Roanoke is a valued partner in providing Therapeutic Recreation Services to individuals with disabilities in the Roanoke Valley.

Youth Only

Sensory Saturdays

Grades: 2yrs - grade 5. This course is specifically designed for children who have autism or autism-like disabilities. Come and play! Each Sensory Saturday will be designed for a specific population group and focus on recreation and skill building for children with disabilities. Program fee includes materials, supplies, snack and supervision. Held ONE SATURDAY per month. Please call the TRS offices for dates and information: 540-772-7529 Age/ Grade

Day

Time

Place

Fee

2yrs - K

Sa

10:00-11:30am

Brambleton Center

$12

12856

1st-5th

Sa

1:00-3:00pm

Brambleton Center

$16

12855

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

Course #


Teen Center

Teen Special Events

Pizza Party

Join the Teen Center crew as we chow down on pizza, chips and drinks. Always a good time! Just $5 at the door. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 13

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

12820

Jan 9

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13094

Feb 20

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13095

Valentines Party

With 6 TV’s, you’ll never be far away from your favorite video game at the Teen Center!

Hey TEENS! The Brambleton Teen Center is a place where you can hang out with friends, play games and simply have fun. Just $15 a year gets you unlimited access to the center, featuring a large game room with pool tables, pinball, foosball, air hockey, ping pong, Game Cube, X-Box 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Big-Screen TVs, a stereo system, a computer lab, a food court and more. All in a safe environment where your parents don’t have to worry.

It’s party time! Bring your sweetheart or bring a friend. Food and drink will also be served along with plenty of tunes. The cost is $5 at the door. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 14

Sa

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton Center

13101

Operating Hours Wednesday....3:00-9:00pm Thursday.......3:00-9:00pm Friday............3:00-10:30pm Saturday........1:00-10:30pm

Cookout at Saucers Café

Saucers Cafe’ is taking it to the grill! This is the BEST DEAL in town! This barbecue is complete with chips, drinks, and condiments. Fee: $5. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 27

F

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

13098

Teens Only Tournaments Air Hockey Tournament

If you’re into air hockey, the Teen Center is the place to be! $3 to enter, first one to seven wins! Don’t miss the fast paced hockey action. Fee: $3. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 12

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

12503

Jan 23

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13085

Feb 13

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13086

Ping Pong Tournament

Ping Pong is big at the Teen Center - Let’s have a tournament! Bring your paddle or use ours. Single elimination tournament with $15 gift certificate to the winner! Fee: $3. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 19

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

12505

Jan 14

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13091

Feb 4

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13092

Pool Tournament

This is an opportunity for everyone to show their skills and compete for the title of best of the best at Teen Center. Gift certificate awarded to the winner. Fee: $3. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 22

Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13088

Feb 18

W

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13089

Video Game Tournament

Think you are the best gamer around? Come to the Teen Center on Jan. 30, and Feb. 6 and show your skills.We will meet at 7:00 PM. and decide which game to play. Fee: $3. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 30

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13103

Feb 6

F

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton Center

13104

Teen Center

Beat the winter blues, and hang out with the teen center crew! Enjoy video games, food, music, air hockey and more in a fun and safe environment.

Members Only Activities

Join the Teen Center and join in on the free fun! On January 17, we will create some fun teen crafts. On March 14, we will have a dodgeball tournament with teams selected from a hat. These activities are only free to current members of the teen center. FREE! Date

Day

Time

Place

Jan 17

Sa

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

Course #

13382

Mar 14

Sa

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton Center

13383

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Special Events

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 6:00pm - Midnight An alcohol-free New Year’s Eve Celebration

Beat the winter blues, and bring your family and friends to a Roanoke County Special Event! Celebrate the New Year with us or socialize at a luncheon.

An evening of fantasy and fun!

December

This year’s Enchanted Eve celebration will be the biggest one yet!

Each family participating in the event will receive a passport with maps, location descriptions and a contest. New this year - purchase your button online!

Special Events

Enchanted Eve Event Description

Enchanted Eve is an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve Celebration along Washington Avenue in Vinton. This year, we hope you’ll “Set Sail” with us on the SS Enchanted Eve to enjoy fantastic activities and entertainment for all ages, no matter what the weather. As a participant in this celebration, your family will receive an “Enchanted Eve Passport” like the one shown here (right) to get you started on your journey. Vinton will be magically transformed into a vacation destination with 6 different ports of call. Admission button in advance: $7 for adults, $3 for children 3-12. At the gate: $9 for adults, $5 for children 3-12. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 31

W

6:00pm-12:00am

Downtown Vinton

12916 Enchanted Eve

Passport.indd

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Enchanted Eve Ports of Call

Enchanted Eve Advance Button Purchase

Venetian Carnival & Masquerade Ball (Vinton War Memorial) Mystery theater, dancers, jugglers, live music, and dancing! Monte Carlo Casino (Charles Hill Recreation Center) Adult only casino with blackjack,Texas Hold’em,Wheel of Fortune, easy craps, roulette, horse racing, live music and more! Hawaiian Islands (Thrasher United Methodist Church) Kids activities, crafts, grand prix car races, karaoke for kids, inflatables, ventriloquist, life-sized games, luau and live entertainment Neverland Island Excursion (Vinton Library) Balloons, pirate crafts, storytelling, face painters, and other kids activities. Japan (Vinton Baptist Church) Teen activities, video games, live performances, karaoke for teens, and the Techno Retro Center Main Deck (Closed Section of Washington Avenue) Live music, games, fire dancers, juggler, marshmallow roasting, magic, comedy, costumed characters, train rides, carriage and pony rides. Plus a candle light processional ending with a midnight fireworks display!

See dozens of performers at several venues and on the street.

Save time and money by purchasing tickets in advance. This year we’re offering online purchase for the first time ever. Visit us online at www. RoanokeCountyParks.com and click on the Register Online icon. Type in course code 12916 to find admission buttons. OR, purchase your tickets at one of these locations:

Bank of America( Rke, Smith Mtn. Lake & Botetourt), BB&T Bank ( Rke &Buchanan), First Citizens Bank( Rke, ,Bedford & Botetourt), HomeTown Bank ( Rke & Smith Mtn Lake), Member One ( Rke & NRV ), Kroger ( Rke, NRV, Botetourt, Rocky Mount & Smith Mtn. Lake) Roanoke County Parks, Rec. & Tourism (Kessler Mill and Brambleton Center Locations), HQ/419 Library, Hollins Library, Glenvar Library, Blue Ridge Public Library, Vinton Library, Vinton Baptist Church, Thrasher United Methodist Church, Vinton Municipal Building and Vinton War Memorial. With Support From:

Presented by:

Volunteer Sponsor:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Convention & Visitors Bureau

January Spaghetti Luncehon

Join your friends at Brambleton Center for an authentic spaghetti dinner including salad, 3 types of sauces, garlic bread, homemade frozen lemon pie, and beverages. Please register by January 9. Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 20

Tu

11:30am-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13256

Snowball Dance

Make this a special and romantic evening of dancing to the music by DJ Steve Becker. Refreshments and beverages will be furnished for your evenings enjoyment. Fee: $10.

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jan 31

Sa

8:00pm-10:00pm

Brambleton Center

13207

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY


REConnection Magazine • Winter 2009

February Tons of Fun

This year, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Tons of Fun, a family friendly event at Tanglewood Mall. You’ll see all your old favorites such as, life-size chess, balloon sculptures, a caricature artist, face painting, clowns, inflatable fun, rides and games, and of course who can forget the lovable costume characters or the creative craft activities. In addition to your favorites, Tons of Fun also has new and exciting entertainment in store! Many local community organizations including the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke County Libraries, NAWIC Chapter 369, Huntington Learning Center, Child Care Link, and many others groups are coming together to participate in this highly anticipated yearly event. This is a FREE event designed for children 12 and under and families. See advertisement below. Date

Day

Time

Place

Feb 7

Sa

10:00am-4:00pm

Tanglewood Mall

Saturday, February 7, 2008 10 AM - 4 PM at Tanglewood Mall

Roanoke Camp Fair

Kids - what are YOU doing this summer? If you’re not sure, join us at Tanglewood Mall for the annual Roanoke Camp Fair. Come face to face with representatives from day camps and overnight camps from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region! While you’re there, sign up to win one of many door-prizes, even free weeks of summer camp! Door Prizes Galore! The Roanoke Camp Fair is featuring over $5,000 in door prizes, including t-shirts, water bottles, gift baskets, polo shirts, gifts galore, and free weeks of summer programs from selected camps! This is a FREE event. Date

Day

Time

Place

Feb 21

Sa

10:00am-3:00pm

Tanglewood Mall

March Country Store / Flea Market

The Country Store is held at the Brambleton Center on the second Friday of each month from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. You must be 60 years or older to sell. The 5% sales tax must be collected on items sold. Fee: $6 for Vendors. FREE for customers! Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Mar 13

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton Center

13253

Special Events

Tons of Fun

This year’s camp fair is returning to Tanglewood Mall, February 21st. Camp Roanoke hosts this FREE annual event.

Various Lunch Around the Valley

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. Tons of Fun is sponsored by ...

A day of FREE indoor games, storytelling, rides, costumed characters, hands-on activities, entertainment and more for children 12 and under and their families! For more details call 387-3455. Sponsored by:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Chili Luncheon

Calm the cold of winter with a hot bowl of chili. Lunch will also include corn muffins, salad and dessert. Lunch begins at 11:30am. Please register by Feb 20. Fee: $7. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Feb 25

W

11:30am-1:30pm

Brambleton Center

13258

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Dec 22

M

11:30am-1:30pm

Jerry’s Family Restaurant

13278

Jan 26

M

11:30am-1:30pm

K&W Cafeteria (Salem)

13276

Feb 24

Tu

11:30am-1:30pm

Parker’s Seafood

13277

Pot Luck Lunches

Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy the pot luck luncheons with friends. We will play bingo after lunch so bring a gift to be used as a prize. Reservations are required by the Friday before. Lunch begins at noon. FREE! Place

Date

Day

Time

Brambleton

Mar 11

W

12:00pm-2:00pm

Course #

13260

Walrond Park

Jan 16

F

12:00pm-1:30pm

13033 13034

Walrond Park

Feb 20

F

12:00pm-1:30pm

Glenvar Library

Jan 23

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

13264

Glenvar Library

Feb 27

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

13265 13266

Glenvar Library

Mar 27

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason's Cove Firehouse

Jan 15

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

13268

Mason's Cove Firehouse

Feb 19

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

13269

Mason's Cove Firehouse

Mar 19

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

13270

Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone (540) 772-PLAY

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Advisory Commission

Recreation Centers & Facilities

1

Brambleton Recreation Center 3738 Brambleton Ave. • Roanoke,VA 24018 (540) 772-PLAY

2

Camp Roanoke 6498 Dry Hollow Rd. • Salem,VA 24153 (540) 387-6114

3

Catawba Recreation Center 4965 Catawba Creek Rd.• Catawba,VA 24070 (540) 387-6078

4

Craig Avenue Recreation Center 900 Chestnut St. • Vinton,VA 24179 (540) 857-5035

5

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 115 (540) 427-1800

6

(FUTURE) Recreation & Aquatic Center Wood Haven Rd. • Roanoke,VA 24019 (540) 387-6078

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Administrative Offices 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. • Salem, VA 24153 (540) 387-6078

Catawba District

Hollins District Windsor Hills District

Donna Wooldridge David Watt

Debbie George Troy Kincer

Cave Spring District

Vinton District

Fred Corbett Lee Blair

Paul Bailey Bob Schell

Member At Large

Roger Falls Tim Guilliams

Jerry Williams

Administrative Staff

Pete Haislip, Director Mark Courtright, Assistant Director of Parks Marcus Ordonez, Assistant Director of Recreation

Park-Facility

For detailed directions to our parks and facilities, visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com, or call our administrative office at (540) 387-6078

Greenways Trails & Drives

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

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

Parks & Athletic Complexes

1

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

2

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

3

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, seasonal Baseball, Softball and Soccer Fields Clearbrook Park 5381 Tall Pine Rd. • Roanoke,VA 24018 Shelter, Grills, Playground, Basketball Court,Tennis Court, Portable Toilets, seasonal Softball and Soccer Fields C. Darrell Shell Park 6328 Merriman Rd. • Roanoke,VA 24018 Shelter, Grills, Bathrooms,Tennis Court,Volleyball, Basketball Court,Water Fountain, Playground, Trails, seasonal Softball and Football Fields

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Read Mountain Park Roanoke,VA 24019 Hiking Trails

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

21

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

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M.A. Banks Park 211 Craig Ave. • Vinton,VA 24179 Playground, Basketball, Horseshoes, Grill, Portable Toilets,Water Fountain

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

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

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Stonebridge Park 378 Swan Dr. • Vinton,VA 24179 Shelter, Bathrooms, Playground, Grills, Baseball Field, Tennis Court,Trails, Basketball Court

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

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Garst Mill Park 2599 Willowlawn St. • Roanoke,VA 24018 Shelter, Grills, Playground, Bathrooms, Electricity, Water Fountain, Basketball Court,Tennis Court, Walking Trails, Softball Field, Baseball Field, Soccer Field Gearhart Park 100 Highland Rd. • Vinton,VA 24179 Playground, Ballfield

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

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Green Hill Park 2501 Parkside Dr. • Salem, VA 24153 Shelters, Playground, Bathrooms, Hiking Trails, Event Field, seasonal Softball, Baseball, Soccer and Football Fields, Equestrian Center

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

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

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

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

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Northside Complex Facility at Northside High School Softball Field

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

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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Walrond Park 6824 Walrond Dr. • Roanoke,VA 24019 Shelter, Grills, Playground, Bathrooms,Tennis, seasonal Baseball, Soccer, and Football Fields, Senior Center, Disc Golf Course

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Wayside Park Route 11/460 • Salem,VA 24153 Small Boat Launch for Roanoke River

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


Brambleton Recreation Center 3738 Brambleton Ave SW, Roanoke, 24018 (540) 772-7529

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Do you need a convenient, central location to hold a birthday party, banquet, wedding reception or meeting? Whether you are planning a big holiday bash, a small birthday party or a meeting/seminar, the Brambleton Center has a variety of rooms to suit your needs. Rental facilities include our Community Room Auditorium, classrooms and a fully equipped classroom /kitchen combo. Camp Roanoke 6498 Dry Hollow Rd, Salem, 24153 (540) 387-6114

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Camp Roanoke’s overnight and meeting facilities are available for group rentals, business retreats and more! Featuring presentation-ready meeting rooms, cabins for overnight retreats, on-site catering and a variety of outdoor recreation options for any size group. Ask about our Challenge Course programs, Climbing Tower, canoe trips or custom programs for groups and businesses.

Parks With Rentable Shelters

Picnic Shelters Grills Playground Bathrooms Porto-johns Electricity Water Fountain Fireplace Ballfields Tennis Volleyball Basketball Horseshoe Pits Lawn Areas Trails Amphitheater Disc Golf

Facilities & Rentals

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism rents fully equipped meeting space for business groups , organizations, birthday parties, reunions, and other gatherings. Call (540) 387-6078 for rates and availability of audiovisual equipment.

Catawba Center

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Bonsack

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Brookside

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Clearbrook

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Garst Mill

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Green Hill

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Happy Hollow

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Mt Pleasant

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The Craig Center features a lounge, auditorium, kitchen, and gameroom, each available as separate rentals or in combination.

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Starkey

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Parks Without Rentable Shelters Bent Mountain ES

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Gearhart

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Goode Ingersoll Rand

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Mayflower Hills

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Sadler Merriman Soccer 1

Hollins

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Park-Facility

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M.A. Banks

Craig Avenue Recreation Center 900 Chestnut Rd, Vinton, 24179 (540) 857-5035

Oak Grove

Camp Roanoke

Catawba Center includes a picnic shelter and the Catawba Center building. The shelter and center may be rented together or separately.The Catawba Center features a kitchen area, space for dining or meetings, along with tables and chairs, playground, outdoor basketball court and baseball field.

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C. Darrell Shell

Vinyard

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Catawba Center 4965 Catawba Creek Rd, Catawba, 24070 (540) 387-6078

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Read Mountain

Park & Picnic Pavilion Rentals

We have 14 parks with picnic shelters that may be reserved between April 1 and October 31 each year. Shelters are available first come-first served at no charge, unless the shelter has been specifically reserved by another group or business. Make advance reservations by calling 540-387-6078 ext. 478 to guarantee the use of a particular shelter, on a certain day, during a specific time. We recommend 30 days advance notice to reserve a shelter. Special attention is given to the preparation of reserved facilities. 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” may be required for certain events. Groups over 300 may be prohibited at some parks, call for details. For more information about park amenities, permits, and picnic shelter reservations and rates, see our website at: www.RoanokeCountyParks.com.

Check Shelter Availability Online! Now you can check availability of your favorite park shelter before you call in your reservation. Visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com and click on the Parks and Facilities Tab on the left navigation bar. Find the park you want to look for and see if its shelter is available that day, then give us a call.

People

Half Day Fee

Full Day Fee

Facility

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151-300

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Green Hill, Vinyard, Walrond, Starkey

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Green Hill, Vinyard, Walrond, Starkey

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All Day Only

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Green Hill

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Youth Services

2009

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Beat the winter blues, and let Roanoke County Parks handle your after school child care! Plus, register early for full-day summer camp and save money.

After School for Kids

Save $25 by registering before April 6th!

The table below lists the current openings in After School for Kids, an enrichment program for grades K-5, where children can have fun while learning through age-appropriate activities that foster physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The After School for Kids program is available Mon.-Fri., 2 PM-6 PM throughout the school year. For more information or registration forms, Call 857-5035.

After School for Kids

Full-Day Summer Camps Activities include arts & crafts, cooking, games, swimming, daily field trips and much more each week. All field trips, activities and 2 daily snacks are included in weekly fee. Campers must bring a bag lunch (no glass containers, please). Energetic, experienced staff will lead children in a summer of F-U-N! A $25 deposit per child per week due at registration; balance due 1 week prior to the starting date of each camp week. All fees are non-refundable. 9 weeks to choose from. Fee: $125 per week, per child before April 6th. $150 per child after April 6th. Camps will not meet Friday, July 3rd due to the July 4th holiday.

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Yo u t h

Available at Bonsack, Burlington and Penn Forest Elementary Schools For registration packet, contact Jim Basham at 857-5036

Youth Services

Convenient • Affordable • Flexible • SOL-based Daily homework help and snack are included! School

Availability

School

Availability

Back Creek ES

FULL

Mason’s Cove

Call 857-5035

Bent Mountain ES

FULL

Mount Pleasant

Call 857-5035

Burlington ES

FULL

Mountain View

FULL

Clearbrook ES

FULL

Oak Grove

FULL

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T Te e n

Super Summer Teen Camp (rising 6th-8th grades)

Available at Brambleton Center For registration packet, contact Tammy Tejada at 772-PLAY

Green Valley ES

FULL

Penn Forest

FULL

Herman L Horn ES

Call 857-5035

WE Cundiff

Call 857-5035

Registration for the 2009-2010 school year begins in March, and will be announced in the next REConnection Magazine. Returning students will get first enrollment, but EVERYONE must re-enroll.

Your Recreation Connection!

Roanoke County Parks offers more ways than ever before to stay informed about our programs and special events. REConnection Phone Line Call (540) 387-6455

An automated 24-hour information line PRESS 1 - Special Events Info PRESS 2 - Program Registration Info PRESS 3 - Featured Programs PRESS 4 - Picnic Shelter Info PRESS 5 - Summer Camp Info PRESS 6 - Youth Athletics Cancellations PRESS 7 - Adult Athletics Cancellations PRESS 8 - General Program Cancellations and Promotional Discounts Information ONLY - no registration or voice mail

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Kids in Camp (rising 1st-5th grades)

REConnection Television

A quarterly program about recreation Watch this 1/2 hour program on Roanoke Valley Television. Cox Cable channel 3. Meet the instructors of some of this session’s hottest courses and preview them before you sign up. Tuesdays at 8:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00am OR Watch anytime online at www.RoanokeCoutnyParks.com

E-Mail Newsletter

A quarterly program about recreation

Sign up for our e-newsletter and receive updates about our program offerings the first day of every month. www.RoanokeCountyParks.com Social Networking

Stay informed your own way

Become a “fan” of on Facebook, or “follow” us on Twitter. Get weekly updates about our programs.

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism welcomes residents of ALL abilities to participate in community recreation services and is committed to providing facilities and programs that are open to everyone. SOAR (Supported Opportunities in Accessible Recreation) provides an optimal opportunity for integrated recreation and leisure programs. If accommodations are needed due to a disability, please tell us at least 2 weeks before the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide adaptations or accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Call TRS staff at 772-7529 Ext. 2 (Voice) or 772-7548 (TTY) to discuss programs, possible accommodations, and information on how to register. This brochure is available in Braille, large print or audiocassette upon request. Sign language services may be available for classes and activities. Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism has TTY services available in the offices located at the Brambleton Center, Kessler Mill Administrative Office, and the Craig Center. Please use VA Alternative Magazine Formats Available Call 772-7529 ext. 2 Relay (711) to call Walrond Park (540) 561-8196 or Camp Roanoke (540) 387-6114.


Policies & Procedures

Registration

WHEN - WINTER registration begins December 6th for online County registrants only; December 8th walk-in and phone for County residents only; December 11th 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.

Roanoke County Parks offers FOUR easy ways to register for your favorite programs and activities.

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, fax, or phone-in to the address/ phone listed for the section sponsoring your program, or register online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com.

1) 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 installation 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.

Browse our programs online and register using your VISA®, Mastercard® or Discover® card.

• Click click on the Register Online icon shown above to access the secure registration page • 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 then click the Create New Account button. A confirmation of your account and PIN number will be immediately sent to your e-mail address. You may also request an account via telephone by calling a number below. • If you have previously registered with us or if you have rented a picnic shelter, you ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT. You can get your User ID and Family PIN by calling a number below, or by using the “Forgot My Password” feature on the sign-in page.

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 canceled. 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. 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, Craig and Teen Centers will be on local radio and TV stations. (540) 387-6455 ext 8, will also list all postponements of programs and services. See previous page.

2) Phone in Your Registration!

Call the numbers below to register for programs or for more information about our offerings.

Brambleton Center.................................................(540) 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9) Administrative Offices (Kessler Mill Rd.)..............(540) 387-6078

REFUNDS - In the event Roanoke County cancels the class, you will receive a refund within 3 weeks. If you withdraw from a class, your refund request must be in writing. 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. Refunds for charged payments will be made by credit to your charge account.

3) Walk in to Register!

Walk-in registrations are taken at the following locations and times. For a map see page 28. Brambleton Center 3738 Brambleton Ave 8 am -9 pm, Mon.-Thurs., 8 am - 10:30 pm Fri-Sat

Administrative Offices 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. 8 am - 5 pm, Mon.-Fri.

4) Mail in Your Registration!

Complete the registration form below and mail with check, money order or credit card info to:

Name ________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth ____________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________________ State _______________ ZIP___________________________ Home Phone ______________________________________

Business Phone _____________________________

RESIDENT OF ROANOKE COUNTY? ______YES ______NO

DAY/TIME

LOCATION

PARTICIPANT NAME

Program Registration Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism 1206 Kessler Mill Road Salem, VA 24153

Winter 2009 Registration METHOD OF PAYMENT

AGE

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

MUST BE RECEIVED WITH REGISTRATION - SEE PREVIOUS PAGE

DISABILITY NOTICE: Do You need accommodations to Participate? YES _______ No _______ If YES - please contact us to discuss accommodations. COURSE #

REGISTRATION PERIODS - Seasonal registration takes in early March, June, September and December. County Residents may register first, and Non-County residents after three days. Early online registration may be available each session.

___ VISA FEES

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___MASTERCARD

___DISCOVER

___ CASH

___ CHECK (CHECK #_________) ___MONEY ORDER CHARGE CARD AUTHORIZATION

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TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE CHARGED: $ _________________________________

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EXPIRATION DATE: _________________________________________________ CARDHOLDER NAME: ______________________________________________

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 SIGN ALSO

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE: ____________________________________________________________ HOME PHONE: __________________ BUS. PHONE: _________________ DATE: ___________________

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CARDHOLDER ZIP CODE: ___________________________________________ CARDHOLDER SIGNATURE: _________________________________________

CARD NUMBER:

Authorized

Registration

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SIGNATURE :_______________________________________________________

Check one:

_____PARENT

_____GUARDIAN

______PARTICIPANT


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