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Spring 2012

Family Fun Guide

Play Outside! Keeping kids healthy the natural way pg. 38 21 CRAFTY IDEAS to decorate your home pg. 12-15

Washing AWAY the PAIN

See how water exercise programs are changing lives pg. 24

FALLING FOR NIAGRA The top ten reasons for taking a vacation to Canada pg. 54

Unique Trail Crew Walrond Park has a new look

thanks to some surprising help pg. 18

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


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Spring 2012

Family Fun Guide

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Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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

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

Life Skills

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Technology, cooking, home improvement & socialization

Aquatics 24-27 Swimming lessons, water aerobics & family play

Wellness & Fitness

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Yoga, pilates, group exercise, martial arts & health

Athletics

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Baseball, soccer, tumbling, fencing & tennis

Outdoors 50-53 Hiking, climbing, biking, river sports & Camp Roanoke

Travel 54-59 Vacations, bus tours, van outings & overnight trips

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S u mm e r C a mp s 2 0 1 2 Summer Enrichment for Youth

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Half-day and full-day camps for ages 3 to 17

Overnight Programs at Camp Roanoke

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Traditional overnight programs at the area’s premiere camp

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

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See what’s new this summer at our outdoor water park

Youth Services

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After school programs, and full day enrichment opportunities

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Green Ridge Recreation Center

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Indoor aquatics, family fitness, daily admission & membership

Parks Map & Facility Rentals

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

Therapeutic Recreation Services Recreation programs for individuals with disabilities

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Online Registration Registration 63 Begins March 10 How to register for our classes & activities See next page for details!


Using This Publication

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

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Registration is taken online, by phone, by mail, or walk-in at any of our recreation centers. More information about registration can be found on page 53.

Early Online Registration - Begins Saturday, March 10 for County Residents ONLY County Resident Registration - Begins Monday, March 12 for County Residents Open Registration - Begins Wednesday, March 14 for Non-County Residents Online Registration is available by visiting

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

An automated 24-hour information line PRESS 1 — Special Events Info PRESS 2 — Program Registration Info PRESS 3 — Summer Camp Info PRESS 4 — Picnic Shelter Info PRESS 5 — Aquatics Cancellations PRESS 6 — Youth Athletics Cancellations PRESS 7 — Adult Athletics Cancellations PRESS 8 — General Program Cancellations

Information ONLY - no registration or voice mail

Social Networking

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

Email & RSS Feeds

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

Recreation Television

A quarterly program about recreation

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


Dear firends and neighbors,

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Doug Blount excited to be celebrating his first Spring session as director of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

pring is in the air, and it’s a great time to get out and recreate in Roanoke County! Your Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to provide quality programs and services so that all of our citizens have an opportunity to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities that Roanoke County offers. This principle is a foundation for building a great community. As you read through this magazine, you will find many programs and events that will add quality experiences for you and your family. Through the many recreation options, you and your family will have the opportunity to achieve your personal recreation goals and we are available to help you with your journey. Please contact any of our locations for more information on recreation in Roanoke County. I hope to see you in one of our parks or centers this spring! Sincerely,

Roanoke County PRT Advisory Commission Catawba District Donna Wooldridge Larry Peterson

Cave Spring District Fred Corbett Beth Doughty

Hollins District Troy Kincer Max Beyer

Vinton District

Windsor Hills District Paul Bailey Murray Cook

Member At Large

Roger Falls Mike Roop

Debbie George

Administrative Staff

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

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

Recreation Family Fun Guide is a publication of Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It is published for the benefit of the citizens of Roanoke County and the greater Roanoke Valley. Advertising contained herein does not constitute an endorsement by the County of Roanoke or its staff. Send comments about this publication and advertising inquiries to our administrative office by calling 387-6078 ext. 230.

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Party With Us!

Reserve your space now for a birthday party or after hours rental at Splash Valley! We’ve made some great NEW changes this year, including • Unlimited swim time after party pad use • Drink and ice cream cup for each participant • Party rates starting at $190 • Lower rates for after-hours rentals in 2012 Call 777-6306 or e-mail our rental coordinator at clblankenship@RoanokeCountyVA.gov

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This school-based recreation program allows children to have fun while fostering physical, social, emotional, & cognitive development. A.S.K. operates Monday through Friday from 2pm-6pm throughout the school year. Choose between 3-day or 5-day weekly attendance options, with daily snacks and homework help. Take advantage of multiple child discounts! Daily activities include gym or playground time, snack time, quiet time for homework or other quiet activities, and group or self-directed activities. Call 857-5035 for more!

A.S.K. Locations • Back Creek E.S. • Burlington E.S. • Cave Spring E.S. • Clearbrook E.S. • Green Valley E.S. • Herman L. Horn E.S.

Ridge Kids Locations • Fort Lewis E.S. • Glen Cove E.S.

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New this summer, Splash Valley will be open LONGER HOURS on weekends! Every Saturday and Sunday, Roanoke County Residents may enter at 10:00am. The park will open to all guests daily at 11:00am.

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

Ridge Kids

Similar to A.S.K., Ridge Kids is an after-school program at Green Ridge Recreation Center, serving K-5 students at Fort Lewis Elementary and Glen Cove Elementary. Transportation is provided from both schools daily. Registration is $59 per week, or $49 per week for Green Ridge members. Call 7776316 for more!

Gift Cards Available Give the gift of recreation this year! We’re excited to introduce new gift cards that you can use to pay for programs, facility admission, merchandise purchases and picnic shelter rentals. Now you can give the gift of an experience, rather than just another decoration or gadget to clutter up your shelves. Available at Brambleton Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. These cards are: • Any denomination • Use for programs or facility admission • Reloadable at any time • Great for gifts, or to keep for yourself

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


School’s Out Days

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School’s Out! Join us for a day of fun whenever Roanoke County Schools are out! . Swimming, gym time, arts, crafts, and games are all planned for the day. Register for morning, afternoon, or all day. Morning snack and afternoon snack will be provided. Please pack a sack lunch if staying from 12-1. Also, please bring swimsuit, towel and gym shoes. Please register in advance as spots will go quickly! Registration ends one week prior to date of school’s out. Green Ridge members save $25. Ages

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Youth Spring Break Day Camp

Swimming, game room, gym, trips and more!!! Join us for a week of non-stop fun at Green Ridge Recreation Center. Kids will enjoy the use of Green Ridge facilities as well as high-energy activities led by fun staff and snacks. Please bring a daily lunch, swimsuit, towel and gym shoes. Fee listed below increases after March 1, so register early! Green Ridge Members will receive an additional $25 discount. Ages

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Place

Course #

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7:30am-6:00pm

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Tween Spring Break Camp

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Parents-looking for supervised activities for your tween? Tweens-looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us for our Spring Break Camp week at Green Ridge! Monday - Thursday will be filled with games, swimming, trips and activities at Green Ridge Recreation Center. Friday we will head to Carowinds for a day of rides and fun! Please register before April 1 to reserve your spot. Fee includes snacks, daily activities and trips, ticket and transportation to Carowinds (lunch at Carowinds day is not included) and staff. Ages

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Time

Place

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Apr 9-13

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

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Lego Spring Break Camp

Bring your imagination for a fun week of Legos! Lego contests, games, and building are all part of this fun camp. Thursday, we will travel to W. E. Skelton 4-H Center to play in their robotics lab. Please remember a sack lunch that day. Ages

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Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9-12

Apr 9-13

M-F

9:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

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See pages 29 to 36 for a complete listing of Roanoke County’s summer program lineup! This year we have over 200 weeks of camps for youth ages 3 to 17.

Join us on April 28, 2012 Camp Roanoke’s Open House Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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

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2) Daily Admission - Visit for the day and make use of our unique indoor pool, wellness center, walking track, gymnasium and activity room. (Please note that group exercise classes are not included with daily admission) 3) Program Participation - This program guide contains an awesome variety of general public classes held at Green Ridge. There’s something for everyone! 4) Facility Rental - Green Ridge features a pool party room, two multipurpose rooms and a large gymnasium available for public rental. See special insert (center) for rates! Contact PHONE: (540) 777-6300 EMAIL: GreenRidge@RoanokeCountyVA.gov ADDRESS: 7415 Wood Haven Rd. • 24019

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

It’s close to my home and it’s affordable! They have everything I want... classes, a pool and a trainer that’s wicked awesome. - Shayna Hagga

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

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Child/Teen (1-17)

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


Become a Member Upcoming Events At Green Ridge, we’re proud to offer activities that go beyond The rates shown here offer flexible monthly payments with no longjust exercise and swimming. Find out about special events throughout the year by subscribing to our e-newsletter, or ask the front desk about upcoming activities. Here are a few of the events we have planned at the time of this printing. Spring Fling Family Fun Night - Saturday, March 17 Enjoy games and movies at the indoor pool with reduced admission and family rates available, 6pm-9pm. See page 27. Blood Pressure Screenings - Tuesdays and Thursdays Let our staff check your blood pressure at a station set up between 9am and Noon.

term contracts and NO joining fee! Still need a reason to join? Check out the added value benefits on the next page. Membership Options

Individual Adult Ages 18 to 54

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Family Two adults ages 18 and up and one or more children

Bounce Night Fridays - March 16, April 20 and May 18 Play on our giant inflatable obstacle course from 5pm-8pm.

Teen

Free Swimming Lesson Day - Saturday, May 12 Bring your child age 6-months to 14 years for a FREE swimming lesson from 9am to Noon. All levels are invited. Please call 7776302 to reserve your space.

Children

Basic Water Safety Lessons - Friday May 11 and 18 Youth ages 5-12 are invited to join us for a FREE lessons about lifejackets, boating safety, water emergencies and pool safety! Meets from 4pm to 5pm. Registration not required.

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Junior Lifeguard Information - Tuesday, May 22 Kids ages 12-14 are welcome to join us at 4pm for a FREE program about becoming a junior lifeguard and swim instructor aide through a new program offered at Splash Valley! No registration required. Splash Valley Opening Day Party - Friday, May 25 Celebrate the first day of operation of our outdoor water park with special games and activities from Noon to 2pm. Regular admission applies.

Fridays After Five for $5 Bring your family and friends to Green Ridge between 5pm and

Personal Training Green Ridge Personal Training

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

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The pool was designed for fun! Bring the family and splash the night away.

9pm on Friday for a low admission rate of $5 per person, regardless of residency, with a maximum family charge of $20.

We’re not members here, but use daily admission because it suits our schedules better. My kids love coming to the pool to swim, they’d stay all night if we’d let them. -Stacy Hutchison

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Activity Room Family Kitchen Changing Rooms

Group Exercise Studios

Multipurpose Rooms (3)

Green Ridge Amenities Indoor Aquatics

Our indoor aquatics area is designed with family fun in mind. Whether you’re looking for a place for the kids to splash around, water relaxation, water slides or lap swimming, there’s something for everyone here. The indoor pool features a 15-foot tall water slide, zero-depth entry, a hot tub, a current river, two lap lanes, a children’s water playground and much more. Due to programming and lifeguard schedules, portions of the indoor pool may be closed each day. See our interactive schedule online at GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com.

Gymnasium

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

Activity Room

This unique room houses a wide variety of interactive gaming equipment designed to keep you moving and fit. See some of the latest technology and move your body through exergaming.

The staff at Green Ridge is experienced and helps me reach my health goals. You look around and see people showing results. - Deanthony Muse

With personal viewscreens on most machines, Green Ridge truly offers a state-of-the-art workout experience!

Wellness Center

With nearly 10,000 square feet of fitness space and over 60 cardiovascular exercise machines, Green Ridge has everything you need to get in shape. Many of our machines come with personal viewing screens, allowing you to watch cable television from your own treadmill or elliptical! Work out on a full circuit of strength training equipment with machines from Precor, Hammerstrength and Freemotion, among others. Enjoy free weights and a workout in front of mirrors or windows with a view!

Walking Track

Green Ridge offers one of the longest indoor tracks in the area at 1/8 mile, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains in all seasons. The track is open at all times during center operation. FAMILY TRACK TIME: Children ages 6-9 years may use the track with a parent ONLY during the following times: • Monday-Friday from 11:30am-1:00pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm • Saturday-Sunday from 11:30am-1:00pm

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Seven Great Reasons to Join Green Ridge There are more reasons than ever before to become a Green Ridge member! From classes and program discounts to special events and appreciation days, your membership adds value to every visit to our facility. Here are a few great reasons to become a member today.

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Joining Benefits - No Extra Fees & Free Wellness Consultation

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Membership Benefit Classes

You receive immediate benefits when you choose to become a member of Green Ridge Recreation Center. Our memberships are all month-to-month with NO joining fees! Plus, receive a FREE wellness consultation from our knowledgeable health and fitness staff.

Green Ridge offers dozens of land and water group exercise programs FREE with your membership. Visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com for a complete look at our schedule. Become a fan on Facebook for daily updates. Member benefit classes do not require pre-registration but fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are welcome to sign up for any group exercise or recreation program shown throughout this guide at the published rates. As a member, these are the courses that come with your membership:

Water Group-Ex

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

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• Arthritis Foundation Exercise • Awesome Arms & Lethal Legs • Ball Challenge • Body Pump ™ by Les Mills • Boot Camp • Cardio Intervals

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• Cycling • Fusion • Jump, Jab & Jog • Kick Punch Class • Memory Pump • Power Sculpt

• Yogalaties • Zumba • Zumba Gold • Zumba Xpress

Experienced Staff

You’ll never have to wander around the building feeling lost. If you need help operating the equipment, or maximizing your workout, just let a staff member know. We pride ourselves on active staff involvement and overall facility cleanliness.

KidZone

Don’t worry about keeping an eye on the little ones while you’re at Green Ridge; we’ll do that for you! Staff will provide plenty of structured activities and keep the kids busy while you’re taking a class, playing basketball or working out. Children who are members from 6 weeks to 8 years of age are welcome for up to two hours per day. A parent or guardian must be present in the center to use this service.

Early Online Program Registration

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

Theme Nights & Special Events

When a Roanoke County special event is held at Green Ridge, members may receive free or reduced admission! This includes ALL of the family fun nights, like the programs listed on the previous pages.

It’s convenient and affordable! My kids love the pool, and there are lots of things to do for families with kids while you’re working out. -Krista Wilson

Program Discounts

Look for the keytags symbol throughout this guide to be directed to discounted programs for members only. Save up to $25 off select youth enrichment programs.

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

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hat a difference a year makes! One year ago, local crafter Jody Lunsford introduced our area to the art of needle felting by offering a six week program in Roanoke County’s Winter 2011 recreation program guide. When I first met Jody she was a nervous wreck. I’d asked her to appear as my guest on a short segment of Recreation Television, a weekly program that I host on Roanoke Valley Television (RVTV3). After assuring her that this was a recorded segment and that we could start over at any time if she felt uncomfortable, we got started. Despite her reservations Jody was a natural on camera, and I was blown away by the creativity of her unique designs – mostly gorgeous and hand crafted animals figurines and ornaments made of wool. Sadly, the needle felting class did not meet the minimum registration requirements. Just two months later, Jody found out that she was one of five finalists in Martha Stewart’s nationwide Re-Marthable talent contest. These finalists were hand-picked from over 3,500 entries throughout the country, including chefs, crafters, creators and other innovators. Jody was flown to New York City with the other finalists for a week long series of segments that would culminate in a winner being chosen to receive a new custom-designed car courtesy of BMW. Despite being worried sick, Jody was truly honored to meet her lifelong idol. She says when she met Martha, all the worry simply melted away.

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Re-MARTHA-ble Jody Lunsford’s Incredible Journey

Bolstered by a renewed sense of confidence, Jody set foot on the largest stage of her life. Before going on camera one of Martha’s assistants added to the pressure, saying “Martha has a cold today, so if she starts coughing you need to just take over.” Fortunately, both she and the famous home improvement mogul made it through the segment smoothly. At the end of the week Jody came out on top, receiving the grand prize during the week’s final show. Life has changed tremendously for Jody Lunsford since I first met her last winter. She has filled her calendar with demonstrations at regional craft expos and other public forums, drawing a crowd wherever she goes. She has even been commissioned to make needle felt projects for Martha Stewart herself. Within the next few months, Jody will be incorporating a new online business to sell her hand made creatures. Meeting her a year later, the difference in her outward character is striking. “I never had any confidence before,” says Jody. “Even though people would praise my work I never thought it was good enough. Now I think my pieces represent who I am. The confidence was a huge part of my life that I didn’t have.”

Jody is both confident and humble, never forgetting to thank the family and friends who helped support her during the rapid rise to needle felt stardom. She continues to be a huge Martha Stewart fan, and the two still have occasional correspondence about her craft. Next time you see a shiny “I thought I had to do my very bronze BMW sports utility vehicle with the license plate WON-N-NY, be sure to wave to Jody as you best. There were too many peo- pass by. If you’re lucky enough to catch her in the grocery store, she never hesitates to share her life ple watching and there were 180 changing story and love of the craft she now teaches. people in the audience. I was determined not to be nervous and “Needle felting could be just as popular as knitting or crocheting and it’s a lot more fun. It’s endless I wasn’t. Martha walked up and what you can create. Animals… Dolls…. Pictures…. It’s creating fuzzy friends, and it’s more exciting shook my hand and told me how than knitting a dull scarf. You can keep working on them even when they’re done. The more you beautiful my animals were. It was work the better they get. The more you work on them the more you make them become alive.” Sign an unbelievable opportunity to up for one of Jody’s two workshops at the Brambleton Center March 31 and April 13. Who knows? represent our area and I wanted They just might change your life! to share all that experience with See the next page for details on Jody’s upcoming workshops! >>> whoever wanted to hear and to share the craft.” Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


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Brambleton

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Arts

Martha Stewart loved them! Let Jody Lunsford, winner of the ‘Simply reMARTHAble’ contest in New York, teach you the art of needle felting using alpaca wool in making an adorable animal head. This introductory class will teach you the techniques you need to create projects on your own. All supplies for this project are included in the cost of the class. See samples at the Brambleton Center.

Acrylic Painting

This class is great for the beginner student but can also be for anyone wanting to brush up on their skills. Previous drawing experience is recommended but not mandatory. The focus of the class will be on foundations of palette layout, surface preparation, introduction to and handling of materials, color theory and acrylic painting techniques in the acrylic process. Six week class. Supply list will be available when class minimum is met. Instructor: Susan Bradbury. Ages

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Oil Painting

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

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$74

Oil Painting by the Bob Ross Method

Complete a painting in just one class with no previous experience! Work on an 16x20 inch canvas using Bob Ross supplies (included in fee). Judy Gist’s picture for March is Tranquil Falls, April is Rocky Mountain Winter, May is Solitude at Sunset and June is Majestic Crashing Wave. Bobby Wood’s picture for April is Twilight Meadow, May is Grandpa’s Barn and June is Rowboat on the Beach. His paintings are on display at Hollins Library. Ed Gowen’s painting for April is Mill Scene, May is Outdoor Still Life with Daisies and June is Lighthouse. Ages

Date

18+

Apr 14

18+

Apr 19

18+

Instructor

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20026

$59

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20027

$59

May 12

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20028

$59

18+

May 17

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20029

$59

18+

Jun 9

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20030

$59

18+

Jun 21

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

20031

$59

18+

Apr 14

Wood

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Hollins Lib

20162

$59

18+

May 12

Wood

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Hollins Lib

20163

$59

18+

Jun 9

Wood

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Hollins Lib

20164

$59

18+

Apr 28

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

20297

$75

18+

May 26

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

20298

$75

18+

Jun 23

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

20299

$75

Earthworks Pottery

Classes - 8 weeks for $120 Late winter session: Feb 27 to Apr. 28 Spring session: Apr. 30 to Jun. 28 Adult Classes Kids classes New classes: Family Pottery Sculpture Enhanced Pottery Check our website for details: stonewareclay.com

Earthworks Pottery 228 S. Pollard St. Vinton, VA 24179 claystudio@cox.net (540) 985-8698

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Arts & Crafts

A

Adult

Arts

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

Do you have a sewing machine sitting in your closet because you aren’t sure how to use it? If so, this class is for you. You will learn the parts of the machine, how it operates, and other machine capabilities. When you complete this session you will be able to take that sewing or quilting class you’ve always dreamed of taking. Your machine will become your new best friend! Four week course. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-23

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20173

$64

Beginning Crochet

Learn the basics of crochet including the chain stitch, and single and double crochet stitches. Once you learn the basics stitches larger items can be made at home between classes. Please bring a crochet hook and yarn to class. Four week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 10-31

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20178

$35

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: $231 includes tools and supplies; $182 includes tool rental and supplies; $148 includes supplies only no tools. Eight week program. Instructor: Tanya Leslie. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-May 21

M

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

20197

$231

New!

Braided Basket

Come learn this simple technique for braiding baskets for your home. This is a great project to do while sitting and relaxing. Once you’ve completed one, you’ll want to do more! Fabric selection, size and construction will be taught by the instructor. You will complete your first basket by the end of the session. Supply list will be mailed when registration hits minimum. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Sample is available at the Green Ridge front desk. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 22-29

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

20050

$30

Don’t be afraid to get your hands a little dirty! We’ll teach you everything you need to know about pottery.

Pottery Classes

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

Date

Day

Instructor

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-Jun 11

M

1:00pm-3:30pm

Leslie

20016

$143

18+

Apr 2-Jun 11

M

6:30pm-9:00pm

Jordan

20017

$143

18+

Apr 3-Jun 12

Tu

6:30pm-9:00pm

Campbell

20018

$156

18+

Apr 4-Jun 13

W

6:30pm-9:00pm

Jordan

20019

$156

18+

Apr 5-Jun 14

Th

1:00pm-3:30pm

Legg

20020

$156

18+

Apr 5-Jun 14

Th

6:00pm-8:30pm

Phillips

20582

$156

18+

Apr 6-Jun 15

F

9:30am-12:00pm

Dowling

20021

$143

18+

Apr 7-Jun 16

Sa

10:00am-12:30pm

Hodges

20022

$143

Ceramics

Some greenware is available for purchase at Brambleton with a wide selection available to order from the ceramic catalog or buy your own. The 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. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 12-May 31

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20032

$45

18+

Apr 12-May 31

Th

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

20033

$45

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Dye Your World

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-3

M-Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

20311

$53

New!

Rosy Bunny Craft

Welcome Spring with this standing wooden bunny accented with painted rose buds and leaves. Use a variety of brushstrokes and shading techniques to paint this Spring theme bunny. Includes all supplies and instruction. Two week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 8-15

Tu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

20276

$21

New!

Beadworks Jewelry Design

Design your own jewelry for a fraction of retail price! In the first class you will work with beautiful beads, tiger tails, crimp beads and clasps to design your bracelet. The second class will be working with wire wrapping. The third class we will be working with memory wire bracelets. All tools will be provided for use in class. The supply list will be mailed once class minimum is reached. Three week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 5-19

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20179

$27

New!

Just Earrings

Create beautiful earrings to accessorize any outfit. Working with head pins and beads, earrings can be made in a jiffy. Instructor will provide tools to use in class. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 26

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20180

$12

Drawing

Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. You will learn to look at an object in a new way, while learning about shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and perspectives. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 9

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20148

$74

Arts

Using Low Water Immersion techniques, learn to dye white cotton fabric for sewing or white cotton shirts for wearing, into glorious color. In two consecutive classes you will learn the basics for adding color to your world. A supply list is available at registration and consists mainly of household equipment. Included in the fee is a starter dye package. Instructor: Judy Loope.

Watercolor

Techniques covered include wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in both still lifes and landscapes will also be covered. No experience is needed for this course. Supply list will be given when minimum is met. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 9

W

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

20149

$74

Flights of Fancy - Creative Art Quilting

No longer on beds but on the walls of galleries and museums, art quilts are a twist on an honored tradition. Students will work with design on a small composition using raw edge fabric collage’, free motion embroidery and quilting to create quilted abstract wall art. The first evening will be spent talking about design, color, and fabric choices. Bring your sewing machine to the last three classes. Four week program. Instructor: Judy Loope. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-25

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20312

$42

Quilted Purse Project

Be the envy of all your friends at those summer gatherings with this designer style quilted purse. You’ll learn to construct your own purse using quilted material and basic sewing knowledge. Students must bring own portable sewing machine. A basic knowledge of sewing is required. Supply list given when class minimum is reached. Two week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 5-12

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

20058

$35

Beginning Sewing - Level 1

If you’ve always wanted to learn to sew, or are looking to refresh your sewing skills, this class is for you. Terminology, techniques, hand sewing, pattern reading and much more will be covered in this six week course. Students will use the knowledge gained from this class to make a pair of pillowcases. You must bring your own portable sewing machine, accessories, and manual to class. Supply list is given at first class. Six week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 19-May 24

18+

Apr 30-Jun 11

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

20049

$89

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20172

$89

Beginning Knitting

Keep your mind and hands active by learning to knit. You will be taught the basics of casting on, casting off, gauge, knit and purl. Three week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Beaded jewelry is not just for the kids anymore! We’re offering two new classes to teach you the art of making fashion in your own home.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 17-31

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Green Ridge

20055

$32

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Dance

A

Adult

Arts

Let’s Cha Cha

Learn this exciting popular Latin dance and you’ll really impress your friends. Basic figures will be introduced perfect for new dancers and a great review for returning students that need a brush up. Partners required. Let Liz Becker get you moving to some hot Latin music. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 22-May 3

Th

8:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

20051

$38

Eqyptian Style Belly Dance

This Egyptian style of belly dance involves every part of the body, isolating major muscles groups and working them in isolation or in opposition to other parts of the body. Major components of this type of dance include circular movements of the arms, hands, head, upper torso and hips. Take the class for fun or the workout! Six week program. Instructor: Elizabeth Watson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 10-May 15

Tu

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20108

$38

Salsa by Salsa Noke

Indulge yourself in a healthy and exciting addiction - Salsa! Experience how easily the Latin rhythms take over your body and allow you to perform the basic salsa step with variations such as the back rock, side-to-side and forward rock steps. The class also incorporates basic spins and turn patterns! Each class is fun and advances your ability to dance in most social settings. Six week program. Instructor: Edgar Ornelas. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-May 7

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

20183

$33

Shag

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

Date

18+

Mar 27-May 8

Day

Tu

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

2:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

20011

$25

New!

World Infused Line Dance - Level 2

This course takes your dance steps to a little more advanced skill but beginners can still be accommodated. It is a great way to start the weekend! Learn steps to the sounds of Latin, Pop, Rock, Soul, Country and Ballroom in this new wave line dance class. This will keep you fit in body, mind and soul. Weight control, cardio, stamina, balance and memory are just a few of the other benefits. Choreographed Stepping, otherwise known as Line Dancing requires no partner or special clothes. All you need is a pair of shoes with hard soles, a bottle of water and a willingness to step your way into a better lifestyle and have FUN doing it! Five week program. Instructor: Linda Parker.

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Ages

Date

18+

Mar 30-Apr 27

18+

May 11-Jun 8

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

F

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

20316

$42

F

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

20317

$42

Belly dancing is a fun hobby, but it can also help you stay in shape!

Youth Arts

Y

Yo u t h

New!

Just a Lucky Duck

Are you felling like a lucky duck? Kids come and join in on the fun when we ‘hatch’ our own duckling decorations. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-8

Apr 7

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

20308

$25

New!

The Old Way of Kite Making

The warm weather just calls to be outside and what better activity than flying kites. Come and learn making basic paper kites personalized with your own art work. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-10

Apr 21

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

20302

$12

New!

Blooming Buttons

Little bit of nature, little bit of you. Liven up your potted plants by adding colorful flower buttons. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-8

Apr 28

Sa

10:00am-11:30am

Brambleton

20396

$20

New!

Creative Frame

Have some fun making a surprise for your mom. Mothers day is right around the corner and what better way to say ‘Your the best mom’ than a beautiful frame decorated by yours truly. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-8

May 5

Sa

10:00am-11:30am

Brambleton

20310

$25

New!

Prints by Nature

Give a plain piece of fabric your own special touch by making prints using fresh flowers and leaves. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9-12

May 5

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20398

$20

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New!

Flip Flop Fun

Spring is here and so are the flip flops. Want to stand out? Come and learn how to decorate and personalize your flip flops using fabric and flowers. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-10

May 12

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

20303

$12

New!

Sweet Silhouettes

Make a gift or make it for yourself. Come and learn how to make portrait silhouettes. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9-12

May 12

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

20397

$20

Have fun with your creative side decorating bird houses with nature stencils. What a way to celebrate the coming of spring. All supplies included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-10

May 19

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

20304

$20

New!

A Shirt With Sole

Transform a plain white t-shirt into a ‘soleful’ work of art. Be creative with the patterns and tread designs on old shoes to make unique prints you can wear. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-8

May 19

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

20399

$25

Fa m i l y

Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Acquire basic guitar skills including tuning, playing chords, reading tablature, flatpicking, and playing simple folk and blues songs. Required materials: acoustic guitar, pick, tuner. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 29-May 17

Th

12+

Apr 17-Jun 5

Tu

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

20037

$51

9:00am-10:15am

Green Ridge

19814

12+

Apr 17-Jun 5

Tu

7:00pm-8:15pm

$51

Green Ridge

19815

$51

Blues Guitar

New!

Stenciled Bird Houses

A F

Adult

Arts

Ages

Music

Introduction to playing blues solos and chord patterns. Prerequisite: approximately 2 - 4 months of guitar classes or lessons. Bring guitar to class, instructor will supply other materials. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 29-May 17

Th

7:15pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

20038

$51

Harmonica for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to play campfire favorites ‘straight harp’, as well as beginning blues harp ‘cross harp’. Required: a 10 hole harmonica in key of G. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 26-May 14

M

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

20034

$51

Keyboard for Absolute Beginners

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 26-May 14

M

7:15pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

20036

$51

Beginning Fiddle

This class is designed for beginners interested in learning to play the fiddle. Students will learn bowings, scales, and songs. Required materials: Fiddle (Violin) and bow. Eight week program. Instructor: Earl Henritze.

Crochet is cool! Plus, it’s something both kids AND adults can do.

Family Arts

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-May 22

Tu

7:30pm-8:45pm

Brambleton

20196

$51

Bluegrass Banjo

Learn to play chords, rolls and songs in this introductory bluegrass style banjo class. Students must bring a banjo to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Earl Henritze.

F

Fa m i l y

New!

Beginning Crochet

Learn the basics of crochet including the chain stitch, and single and double crochet stitches. Once you learn the basics stitches larger items can be made at home between classes. Please bring a crochet hook and yarn to class. Three week program. Wednesdays are for teens and adults. Saturday mornings are for kids. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

13+

Mar 21-Apr 4

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

20053

$35

6-12

Mar 17-31

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

20054

$35

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Apr 17-Jun 5

Tu

6:00pm-7:15pm

Brambleton

20160

$51

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Jails to Trails Wonderland at Walrond

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crimes and the disposition of the court, the inmates can have their sentences reduced by the amount of time that they spend on an outdoor program. Those selected are very positive and receptive to this type of work, as it gets them out of the prison environment. Lt. Alexander states, “Working on these projects keeps the inmates busy, and their time in jail goes by faster because they are staying active and useful. Their work helps them rehabilitate and teaches them new skills, such as carpentry, construction, painting, and landscaping.”

By Jeanne Chitty

A visitor admires the beauty of nature on a new raised boardwalk trail at Walrond Park

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ven on a chilly winter afternoon runners and dog walkers make their ways along the trails of Walrond Park, as photographers train their cameras on birds and couples soak up the sunshine on picnic benches. Children shriek with excitement in pursuit of their soccer ball across the goal line. A group of disc golfers cheer each other on when one of their Frisbees® sinks in a basket smoothly. Located off of I-81 near Exit 146, the rolling hills, fields, and wetlands of this beautiful park offer people of all ages many opportunities to enjoy nature and to engage in sports such as soccer, baseball, football, disc golf, biking, hiking, walking, and running. With the intention of improving the aesthetics and functionality of the 48-acre park, Roanoke County’s department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism was awarded a $57,000 Virginia Recreational Trails grant several years ago to build a new walking trail on the property. Building a trail is a time consuming endeavor. In a time of steep budget cutbacks and shrinking staff, the department faced a challenge in coming up with the manpower to complete the project before the grant expired. Responding to staffing needs for this and other ambitious park projects, Sheriff Winston and Major Poff of the Sheriff’s Department of Roanoke County contacted the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism to see if the two divisions could come up with a plan that would benefit the county while providing work for its inmates. According to Lt. Eric Alexander, prisoners who are interested in working on environmental projects go through a thorough screening process and have to satisfy specific requirements regarding their criminal history. Depending on the nature of their

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Shoulder to shovel, ratchet to wrench, the park personnel and county crews collaborated together for over a year on the construction of a 2/3 mile-long stone surfaced trail, as well as a raised boardwalk and wildlife viewing platform that overlooks a wetland area. Deputy Rob Ketchum remembers, “The Parks Department brought in their large machinery to build the trail, and our inmates used hand tools to blend in the slopes to match the existing grade. They also removed a split rail fence and installed a new barrier fence. Our men quickly understood what had to be done and appreciated working outdoors to improve the environment.” Their work made a big difference not only to the park itself but also to the speed with which the plan was implemented. Lon Williams, Landscape Architect for Roanoke County’s department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, confirms, “The inmate crew’s contribution was valuable in that it saved staff time, and we were able to completely finish the sections that they had helped us with.” Visitors of all ages have numerous opportunities to spend their leisure time throughout the safe and well-designed park. Its rolling pathways have a special appeal to aging but active residents of this popular retirement area. Although the types of exercise that seniors enjoy doing become fewer as the years roll on, today our elders know that a regular exercise program will help to maintain flexibility, balance, and mobility; to increase endurance and confidence; to control weight; and to alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. As author Casey Meyer observed, “Walking is the universal elixir for body, mind, and spirit.” The wetlands at Walrond Park attract animal lovers, photographers, and artists who enjoy observing the wildlife and flora in this unique ecosystem. With the increasing environmental challenges that face us everyday, the wetlands provide an important education in biodiversity. Also known as marshes, swamps, bogs, and fens, wetlands are habitats for a wide variety of animals and plants. Not only are the wetlands nesting areas, rookeries, and migration stopover sites for numerous birds, but mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects co-exist in the soggy area, surrounded by soft-stemmed and herbaceous grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers. According to the Defenders of Wildlife organization, more than 33% of the animals on our Endangered Species List depend on wetlands either directly or indirectly for their survival. Thanks to the efforts of people from all walks of life, we have already made a difference and will continue to do so for years to come.

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Cooking & Home

A

New!

Thai & Vietnamese Salads

Adult

Sushi Workshop

Love sushi? It is a lot easier to make than you think! This very popular hands-on workshop is designed to teach you everything you need to know to make delicious, healthy sushi at home. You will learn how to prepare and cook sushi rice, create fillings, and make great sushi rolls. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3

Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

20322

$34

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Apr 4

W

6:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

20323

$34

Date Night Sushi

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 11

W

6:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

20591

$34

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 17

Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

20328

$34

Concepts of Interior Design

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. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-May 29

Tu

6:30pm-9:30pm

Brambleton

20194

$89

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Grab your sweetie and learn everything you need to know to make delicious, healthy sushi at home: how to prepare and cook sushi rice, create fillings, and make great sushi rolls. You are welcome to bring a romantic dessert to share with the class. The fee is per person and both need to be registered.

Surprise your taste buds with these fresh, healthy and refreshingly delicious salads from Thailand just in time for summer. Full of flavor and color, Thai salads use easy to find ingredients and are fun to make. We’ll prepare and sample a Thai Cole Slaw which can be a whole meal, authentic papaya salad and a lovely light Thai cucumber salad. Instructor: Maxine Fraade.

Kitchen Composting

Composting benefits the environment while cutting down on your kitchen waste! Learn what the proper materials are for making compost as well as the containers that can be used. Discover the keys to good composting and start your spring composting today! Two week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 11-18

W

6:45pm-7:45pm

Brambleton

20171

$26

Online Bring a dish and join us at Green Hill for a picnic!

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Technology

Correcting, Editing and Storing Digital Photos

A

Adult

Basic Computer Repair

Learn to make simple and safe repairs to your computer and save money. 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. Five week program. Instructor: Gary Foutz. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-May 1

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20157

$91

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Ages

You will learn the basics of two free computer programs that help you edit and store your digital photos. Explore the advantages and benefits of both Windows Live Essentials and Photo Suite. Learn to import photos and enhance your photos by straightening, removing redeye, balancing color and more. Bring your laptop to class. Three week program. Instructor: Gary Foutz. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-16

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20324

$55

Digital Photography - Get to Know Your Settings

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 25

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20250

$19

Digital Photography - Exploring Manual Settings

Let us help improve your computer skills, without the tech-talk and jargon that gets you lost!

Computer Basics for the Novice

Demystify the secrets of using a computer without getting lost in tech-talk 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 Window. 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 handson work. The class will progress at a comfortable pace, leaving plenty of time to answer all of your questions. Bring a notebook to class. Five week program. Instructor: Gary Foutz. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-30

M

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20153

$91

18+

Apr 4-May 2

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20154

$91

New!

Basic Electronics Technology

Are you interested in learning about Electronics Technology? Do you want to learn how components go together to make a circuit and how a circuit connects and makes a system? Then this class is for you. Topics covered in class include electronics overview, safety, circuit boards, tools, soldering, components, circuits, and how to use a digital multi-meter. You’ll use electronic websites and software to assist you in learning. Four week program. Instructor: Edward Francisco. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 5-26

Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

20146

$73

The next step for photographers learning the exposure triangle! This class will cover aperture, shutter speed and ISO and help you make informed choices and take more successful photos. Students need a digital SLR camera or a camera with manual capabilities to participate in this class. Bring your camera and user’s manual with you. Instructor: Leah Gardner. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 26

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20253

$19

Home & Garden Mosaic Garden Art: Bird Bath

If you love having birds around, give them a colorful place to play in the water. Make a bird bath using a terra cotta saucer and a variety of glass and/or porcelain tiles using materials suitable for freeze/thaw climates. A 14” saucer is included in the supplies furnished. Bases are not included since many bird baths are used ground level. Five week program. Instructor: Dotti Stone. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-30

W

6:00pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

20023

$172

Hypertufa Fairy Garden

Come play in the mud and make a durable concrete planter that looks like ancient stone. Hypertufa troughs are great for miniature conifers and plants and ideal for fairy gardens. Container gardening is very popular and hypertufa planters make outstanding containers. Let your imagination go wild in this exciting class as you attract fairies to your garden! Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 28

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20170

$33

Online Scan the barcode, and go directly to our online life-skills registration page!

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Adult

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


New!

A Woman’s Gateway to Success

If you feel stuck, confused, unhappy, or curious about your life, join this workshop of personal growth and professional progress. Facilitators will provide you with ways to clarify your vision and obtain the insight and tools to capture it. This workshop is led by Katherine De Lorraine and Mitzi Hartwell, and will provide exercises to help overcome obstacles to becoming all that you can be. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 21

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20325

$95

“The fact that you

answered the phone

night,

at 8 o’clock at just blew me away...” • Available by phone 24/7 • On-site Cremation starting at $39.00 • Viewing & Reflection Room • Pet Loss Resources • Aftercare

• Custom Services • Removal & Transportation • Caskets, Urns, Markers & Keepsake Jewelry, DVD Tributes, Memorial Folders

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Feeling unsatisfied, personally or professionally? Get expert advice about how to overcome life’s obstacles..

Puppy Power

A

Roanoke’s First Pet Funeral Home. 540-265-7297

Adult

5416 Airport Road • Roanoke, VA • www.oakeypetloss.com Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, M - F; Sat. 8 am to 12 pm; Sun. Noon to 5 pm

Beginner Dog Obedience

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 5-Jun 16

Sa

1:00pm-2:00pm

Brambleton

20045

$75

Puppy Socialization & Manners

Puppy socialization is an important part of the foundation for a happy, well adjusted adult dog. Puppy’s learn basic obedience commands including ‘Sit’ ‘Down’ ‘Stand’ and ‘Come’ in a very positively reinforced environment as well as how to accept being handled by veterinarians and people for examinations and grooming. Owners learn how to handle puppy biting and nipping issues and receive information on how to speed up house training and prevent bad habits from developing. The puppies are exposed to many different sights, sounds and surfaces to help them learn to be comfortable in many different environments. This class is for puppies who have had their second set of shots to age 18 weeks...dogs older than 18 weeks at the beginning of class should enter Beginner Obedience. Six week program. Instructor: Jayne Secor. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 5-Jun 16

Sa

11:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

20047

$75

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

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Preschool Fun Fairytale Feasts

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Have you ever noticed that just about every fairytale has something in it about food? Goldilocks had her porridge, Snow White had the beautiful red apple, Little Red Riding Hood had a basket of goodies, the list goes on and on. Bring your preschooler to Green Ridge for three weeks of story telling, crafts and the matching feast to each week’s Fairytale! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 18-May2

W

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

20541

$30

Magic Kitchen

You don’t have to be a scientist or a magician to explore all the magical, scientific things in the kitchen. This is a fun, exploratory class for your preschooler focusing on experiments and concoctions that are sure to bring out the Merlin or Marie Pasteur in him/her. Each week we’ll be amazed by the magic of ordinary kitchen items Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 16-May7

M

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

20543

$40

Happy Ever Active

Get rid of those winter blues and get Happily Ever Active! This is a creative fitness class for your preschooler that integrates literacy and physical fitness. Each class begins with a story dramatization followed by two or three games which relate to the story. We will use creative movement not only to instill a love for physical activity, but also to promote literacy and a love for reading. Happily Ever Active classes promote literacy skills while improving endurance, strength, flexibility, and coordination, while promoting reading and a healthy lifestyle. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 20-May 11

F

9:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

20542

$40

Teen Life

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New!

Teens Just Want to Have Fun

Are you looking for some fun? Join other teens having fun playing pool, video games, and lots more! Pizza and drinks provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

11-18

Jun 1

F

6:00pm-11:00pm

Craig Center

20309

$10

See Green Hill Park come to life with thousands of colorful kites in the air!.

Special Events

F

Fa m i l y

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us at the Craig Center and hunt for candy, prizes and golden eggs. This is a FREE event full of fun for the whole family! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Apr 6

F

4:00pm-5:00pm

Craig Center

20226

$0

Summer Camp Fair at Valley View Mall

Meet with representatives of camps from throughout the region, and win fantastic door prizes including free weeks at camp. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Apr 21

Sa

10:00am-3:00pm

Valley View Mall

$0

Family Night at the Movies

Join family and friends at the Craig Center for a fun night of watching movies and eating popcorn. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

May 25

F

7:00pm-10:00pm

Craig Center

20305

$7

Grandparent’s Bingo

Grandparents: Come out for the fun! Bring the grandkids for an afternoon of Surprise Prize Bingo. If you win a game, you get to pick from numbered gift bags to collect your prize! Every prize is a mystery. Enjoy lemonade while you spend quality time with the grandkids...and play to win! Fee is per person. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Apr 7

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Green Ridge

20291

$5

All

May 5

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Green Ridge

20292

$5

Middle School Teen Club Nights

Roanoke Valley Teens: Come rock at Green Ridge on Friday nights this winter at Teen Club Nights. Chill with your friends after a long week at school - with no teachers as chaperones! Our live DJ will be spinning the latest party anthems. TCN will feature theme nights, dancing, gaming, prizes and refreshments. Parents, don’t worry, all events are supervised by Green Ridge staff. Parent/Guardian must escort participants in and out and a participant form must be filled out. Cash only at the door. Ages

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Theme

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

11-14

St. Patty’s Green

Mar 16

F

7-9pm

Green Ridge

19924

$5

11-14

White Out

Apr 20

F

7-9pm

Green Ridge

20589

$5

11-14

Summer Party

Jun 1

F

7-9pm

Splash Valley

20590

$5

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

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“Caching in on Hidden History!”

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Kite festival

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Join in Roanoke County’s exciting geocaching event! Using state of the art GPS technology, you, your family, or team of friends will be asked to join others on a fabulous adventure. Search for boxes at various historical sites throughout the County containing coins and jewels with varying point values. See who can get the most and win! Your hunt begins at Green Ridge Recreation Center.

Saturday • April 21 • 10 am-4 pm

Green Hill Park

Pre-register NOW, or sign-up the day of the event! (540) 387-6078 ext. 494 RoanokeCountyParks.com

hosts: Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce For more info call: 387-0267 Roanoke County Virginia Green Hill Park or visit: www.s-rcchamber.org

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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. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Mar 27

Tu

11:30am-1:00pm

New Yorker Deli

20111

$0

55+

Apr 23

M

11:30am-1:00pm

Olive Garden

20112

$0

55+

May 21

M

11:30am-1:00pm

Jersey Lily’s

20113

$0

Driver’s Safety Program

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

Potluck Lunches at Glenvar & Masons Cove

Join your friends for a social gathering and meal. Bring a covered dish to share. Bingo will be played after each luncheon so bring a gift to be used as a prize. Reservations are required. Call 772-7529 for directions. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 27

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Church

20116

$0

55+

May 25

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Church

20117

$0

55+

Apr 19

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

M. C. Fire Station

20114

$0

55+

May 17

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

M. C. Fire Station

20115

$0

Country Store at Brambleton Center

The Country Store is held at the Brambleton Center on the second Friday of selected months from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. You must be 60 years or older to sell. The 5% sales tax must be collected on items sold. Fee for vendors: $6. Free to the public. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Apr 3

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

20109

$0

All

May 11

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

20110

$0

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 23-24

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

20192

$12-14

55+

May 21-22

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

20193

$12-14

New!

Let Summer Begin

Usher in summer with a picnic at Penn Forest Park shelter. Enjoy Grilled Chicken Kabobs, other picnic fare, homemade ice cream and make your own s’mores. You will not want to miss the entertainment by the ‘Kabobetts.’ Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Jun 21

Th

10:00am-3:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

20147

$6

Social Clubs

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

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

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Washing Away Pain Through Aquatic Exercise

By Scott Ramsburg

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Aquatics

ouanna Mazey has been living with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis for over 10 years. When first diagnosed, she vowed to manage her pain through exercise rather than pain medication. Louanna tried various exercise and water aerobics programs, but nothing seemed to be a permanent solution to ease the pain. Then two years ago she began taking the Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program at Green Ridge Recreation Center. Now she is one of dozens of participants whose lives have been dramatically changed by this program. About 46-million Americans have been diagnosed with a form of arthritis or related condition, according to the Arthritis Foundation. That’s nearly one in three people! Aquatic exercise programs like the American Foundation Aquatics Program help reduce pain by increasing your body temperature and circulation while gently training joints and muscles. For Louanna Mazey, participation in the program has not only reduced the pain, but also provided a social network for coping with the challenges of her diagnosis. “I feel like I’m a better person by being in this program. I’m getting out socially and interacting with people that might be in worse shape than me. I can let them know how I’ve dealt with it rather than taking medication. It’s like a family, we all get along so well. We look out for each other.” Instructor Susan Kraughto agrees that both the physical and social aspects of the program play a key role. “When people come to class they come experiencing pain, stiffness, limitations in mobility, they might feel a hopelessness or anxiety. They feel isolated. When they come to the program at Green Ridge they experience an environment where the buoyancy of the water helps support them in their joints, they gain motion, flexibility, their pain decreases and the social aspect of the group helps them feel like they’re not alone.” James Ward suffered a serious neck injury in 1998 and lived with a cocktail of pain control medications for 13 years. Now just three short months after starting aquatic exercise class, James is completely off medication and nearly pain free. “The movements and such, I can do there that I can’t do outside of the water,” says James. “I’m starting to get my balance back. It had gotten to the point I was literally falling – stumbling all over the place. To be honest I couldn’t swear to it that water aerobics cured me, but I know I’m off pain medications and I feel it’s a contributing factor.” Patricia and Steve Howell draw a few stares when they take classes at Green Ridge five days a week. Steve participates in the program while hooked up to an oxygen tank placed beside the pool. Patricia says that she has lost weight and that her husband has gained increased mobility and balance. “We do this together, so I think it has brought us closer together,” says Patricia. “Health wise it has helped. I am taking less medications and

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The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program at Green Ridge has helped hundreds in our area reduce arthritic pain.

since Steve started his oxygen level has dropped. Now he can take his oxygen off at home while at rest. Before it was 24-7.” The participants come from many different backgrounds and bring with them a range of health challenges, but in the Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program they find support and often lasting friendships. Not every participant sees such dramatic results as Louanna, James, Patricia or Steve, but most of them cherish the camaraderie forged through this shared experience. Even the class instructors are inspired by these positive daily interactions. Susan says she gets just as much out of the program as her participants. “The people who come to this program are often in chronic pain. I receive great personal satisfaction in knowing that I can help them feel better. I know the class is going to give them hope and I know the class will help them take control and manage the symptoms they have to live with. To see their joy in the face of that kind of pain, to see them relax in the face of that kind of limitation, makes me feel I can fulfill a purpose in my life.”

Adult Aquatics

A

Adult

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 12-May 16

M, W

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

20345

$60

18+

Mar 16-May 18

F

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

20346

$30

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


New!

Hydro Fit

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 12-May 16

M, W

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

20519

$70

18+

Mar 16-May 18

F

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

20520

$35

Triathlon

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

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Mar 13-May 17

Tu, Th

8:00am-8:50am

Green Ridge

20522

$60

Adult Swimming Lessons

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! An introductory water program designed for adults or teens that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. A comfortable, non-threatening environment in which instructors provide patience and understanding to help participants reach their full potential. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

20340

$63

18+

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

20341

$63

18+

Apr 17-May 17

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

20342

$63

• A youth training class will be held as a part of our aquatic clinic series on March 24 (see page 26). • A youth triathlon event will be held on April 7 (see page 39).

Aquatic Training

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Aquatics

Ages

18+

SWIM! BIKE! RUN! Be a part of the exciting world of the triathlon. We’re introducing several new courses this spring to get you ready. • An adult training class will begin March 21 (see pages 40 and 53).

New!

Wave Walker / Runner

Three Times The Fun

New!

Adult

Ellis Lifeguard Training

Be a part of the aquatics team! An intensive lifeguard training to teach high protection standards for guests to keep them from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion, participants are eligible for employment for indoor pool and Splash Valley. Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water. Call 777-6303 with questions. Ages

Date

Days/Times

Place

Course #

Fee

15+

Mar 7-11

Various, call for schedule

Green Ridge

20356

$240

15+

Mar 28-Apr 1

Various, call for schedule

Green Ridge

20357

$240

15+

Apr 10-13

Various, call for schedule

Green Ridge

20358

$240

15+

Apr 25-29

Various, call for schedule

Green Ridge

20359

$240

15+

May 9-13

Various, call for schedule

Green Ridge

20452

$240

Water Safety Instructor Training

Adult aquatic instruction at Green Ridge creates a comfortable no-stress environment to learn new skills.

Adult Stroke Technique

Jump in and take this opportunity to increase your swimming efficiency and gain confidence by improving your stroke technique, breathing pattern, and endurance. We welcome those at all levels of fitness, from those who are looking to improve their basic strokes through the triathlete. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

13+

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

20337

$63

13+

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

20339

$63

13+

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

20338

$63

This course teaches participants how to become an effective American Red Cross Water Safety instructor. The program combines swim instruction with a strong emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. Upon successfully passing this course, candidates will be eligible to teach swimming classes at participating swimming pools. Prerequisites: Participants must be proficient in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Ages

Date

15+

Apr 17-28

Day

Tu, Th Sa

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4:00pm-9:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm

Green Ridge

20395

$200

Online registration is fast, easy and secure!

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

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Toddler Lessons Baby Drops

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

Date

6-18mo

Day

Mar 13-Apr 5

Time

Tu, Th

Place

5:40pm-6:10pm

Green Ridge

Course #

20348

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

5:00pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20350

$43

4-5

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

6:20pm-6:50pm

Green Ridge

20351

$43

$43

4-5

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:50am-11:20am

Green Ridge

20353

$43

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:00pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20354

$43

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

6:20pm-6:50pm

Green Ridge

20355

$43

Fee

6-18mo

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

9:10am-9:40am

Green Ridge

20347

$43

4-5

6-18mo

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:10pm

Green Ridge

20349

$43

4-5

Tiny Bubbles Aquatics

Celebrate your child’s independence in the water! Children are encouraged to develop arm strokes, kicking, floating, and submerging independently. Child must be able to participate fully in class without parent/caregiver. Participants who pass this level move on to Tidal Waves.

Join your child as they discover the world of water. Toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. This comfortable, fun, and engaging class will keep your child wanting to come back. Parental participation is required. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

19-36mo

Mar 13-Apr 5

19-36mo

Mar 17-May 5

Tu, Th

5:00pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20392

$43

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

20394

$43

19-36mo

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:00pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20393

$43

Little Splashes

Come enjoy swimming with your child as they unleash their love for water. Participants will be learning basic aquatic skills to build independence, confidence, and the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. Parental participation is required for this class. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-4

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

5:40pm-6:10pm

Green Ridge

20383

$43

3-4

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

9:10am-9:40am

Green Ridge

20385

$43

3-4

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

20386

$43

3-4

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:40pm-6:10pm

Green Ridge

20384

$43

Tidal Waves

Jump in, Float, and Swim! Children get moving with their face in the water, arm strokes, kicking, and begin learning breathing patterns. Water safety is highly emphasized in this class. Children will move directly to Level 2 after completion. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Mar 13-Apr 5

4-5

Mar 17-May 5

Tu, Th

6:20pm-6:50pm

Green Ridge

20389

$43

Sa

10:50am-11:20am

Green Ridge

20391

$43

4-5

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

6:20pm-6:50pm

Green Ridge

20390

$43

Youth Clinics

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Youth Aquatics Clinics

Each clinic is specialized to focus on a different aspect of aquatics for children to enjoy, designed to provide recreation, skills development and fun! Pre-registration for each clinic is required. All classes held at Green Ridge pool. Ages

Date

Day

Time

5-13

Mar 24

Sa

5-13

Apr 21

Sa

5-13

May 5

Sa

May Is Water Safety Month

Topic

Course #

Fee

11:30am-12:15pm

Youth Triathlon Clinic

20581

$10

11:30am-12:30pm

Freestyle & Backstroke

19774

$12

11:30am-12:30pm

Breaststroke & Butterfly

19775

$12

Basic Water Safety Lessons - Friday May 11 and 18 Youth ages 5-12 are invited to join us for a FREE lessons about lifejackets, boating safety, water emergencies and pool safety! Meets from 4pm to 5pm. Registration not required. Free Swimming Lesson Day - Saturday, May 12 Bring your child age 6-months to 14 years for a FREE swimming lesson from 9am to Noon. All levels are invited. Please call 7776302 to reserve your space. New! Junior Lifeguard Information - Tuesday, May 22 Kids ages 12-14 are welcome to join us at 4pm for a FREE program about becoming a junior lifeguard and swim instructor aide through a new program offered at Splash Valley! No registration required.

Splash Valley Opening Day Party - Friday, May 25 Celebrate the first day of operation of our outdoor water park with special games and activities from Noon to 2pm. Regular admission applies.

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Our swimming lessons and programs follow American Red

Cross standards for• quality andby consistency. Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com Register phone 540.772.PLAY


Level I Lessons

Let’s have fun learning to swim! This is a beginner class for youth to become comfortable and confident in the water. Participants will learn beginning swimming strokes, breath holding, floating, and kicking to help keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20366

$58

5-12

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

9:10am-9:50am

Green Ridge

20368

$58

5-12

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20367

$58

Fa m i l y

New!

Spring Fling Family Fun Night

A night of enjoyment for the entire family to welcome the coming of Spring and celebrate St. Patricks Day. All festivities take place in the Indoor Pool area. Families will be able to swim while watching the movie “Yogi Bear.” Children can participate in themed crafts and games. Public is welcome at admission rate of $6.00, with a family rate of $20 for up to five family members. Pizza and soda will be available for purchase. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Mar 17

Sa

6:00pm-9:00pm

Green Ridge

19715

$6

New!

Preschool Squirts

Level II Lessons

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20369

$58

5-12

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

6:20pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

20468

$58

5-12

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

20371

$58

5-12

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:50am-11:30am

Green Ridge

20372

$58

5-12

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20370

$58

5-12

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

6:20pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

20469

$58

Splash around while enjoying water activities, crafts and water safety games designed to emphasize water adjustment, safety, basic swimming skills and FUN! Children must be potty-trained to participate. Snack is included. Drop-off welcome! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-6

Mar 26-May 9

M, W

10:00am-11:30am

Green Ridge

20387

$62

Aquatics

Be ready to reach and exceed your swimming expectations! Participants become more confident and adjusted to placing face in the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arm and leg actions in front and back stroke along with breathing.

Learn more about all the Green Ridge pool has to offer on page 8.

Level III Lessons

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20374

$58

5-12

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

20376

$58

5-12

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:50am-11:30am

Green Ridge

20379

$58

5-12

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20375

$58

Level IV Lessons

This is your chance to push yourself and really enhance your swimming skills. To participate in this class you must be able to jump into chest-deep water, swim front crawl for 15 yards with face in the water and rhythmic breathing pattern. Focus at this level is on performing strokes efficiently to increase your endurance. Upon completion of this class participants will develop butterfly, sidestroke, breaststroke and turns on the wall.

Private Lessons

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Now you’re really a swimmer! At this level, the swimmer is very confident and comfortable in the water. Must be able to float on back, rollover, and perform front float prior to the start of this class. Emphasis on coordination of breathing, arm strokes, and kicking and crawl. Dolphin kick, scissor kick and elementary backstroke are introduced.

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Private & Semi-Private Lessons

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

Lesson Type

Quantity

Duration

Fee

All

Private

5

30 minutes

$75

All

Private

10

30 minutes

$140

All

Semi-private

5

30 minutes

$45 per person

All

Semi-private

10

30 minutes

$80 per person

Homeschool Lessons

What better way to get some exercise for PE than to swim? Reserved specifically with homeschool children in mind. Burn off some energy and learn basic skills using Red Cross standards. Ages

Level

Date

Day

Time

Course #

Fee

3-5 3-5

Preschool

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

4:20pm-4:50pm

20364

$43

Preschool

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

4:20pm-4:50pm

20365

$43

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-12

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20380

$58

5-12

1&2

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

4:20pm-5:00pm

20360

$58

6-12

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

20381

$58

5-12

1&2

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

4:20pm-5:00pm

20361

$58

6-12

Mar 17-May 5

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

20382

$58

5-12

3&4

Mar 13-Apr 5

Tu, Th

4:20pm-5:00pm

20362

$58

5-12

3&4

Apr 17-May 10

Tu, Th

4:20pm-5:00pm

20363

$58

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

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Li’l Rustlers & Wranglers Day Camps Before June 1 - $165.00 per week; or After June 1 - $180.00 ~ Day rates available $100.00 Discount for signing up for all 9 weeks. Discount applied to the final week of camp. Day Camp tuition is tax deductible.

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Don’t Stop Believing Camp

Ages 10 - 16. Don’t Stop Believin’ what a star you can be! A twist off of one of the year’s hottest show, Glee. Teens will sing and move to hit songs with a performance the last day to family and friends. Fee: $85. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jun 20-24

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

18173

Jul 25-29

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

18176

Mixed Media Camp

Ages 9-14 Mix it up! Join us for a creative explosion! We will use many mediums such as ceramic, paper, tshirts and more to create cool art projects. Fee: $75. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Jun 27-Jul 1

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

18285

Camp Karma Day

Time

Place

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

18187

New!

Horticulture Camp

Day

Time

Place

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

Day

Time

Jul 25-29

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

Depart From

Course #

9:00am-4:00pm

Brambleton

17782

M-F

8:00am-4:00pm

Brambleton

17783

Course #

Jun 27-Jul 1

Green Ridge

18190

Aug 1-5

VICTORIA’S SECRET  OLD NAVY  NEW YORK 9:00am-4:00pm

Brambleton

17784

New!

Ages 11 - 17. Join us as we head to the Skelton 4-H

Center each day. You will participate in many BUCKLE exciting CRAZY 8 THE CHILDREN’S PLACE activities like horseback riding, canoeing, riflery, and

Date

Day

Time

Jul 18-22

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

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Course #

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

BUCKLE  THE CHILDREN’S PL Green Ridge

Ready, Set, Work! Camp CRAZY

18189

Jun 20-24

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Brambleton

17786

New! South of the Border Camp 8 New!EDDIE BAUER  JUSTICE THE LIMIT

Ages 14 - 17. This informative camp will give teens the tools to go out and find a job. They will learn about resumes, cover letters, job searching resources, interviewing and work etiquette. Fee: $75.

Hip-Hop Camp

swimming just to name a few! Lunch, transportation and equipment are all included in this program. Fee: $195.

AÉROPOSTALE  B&C SPORTS COLLECTIBLES Ages 10 - 14. Food, language and fun! Join us as we ‘travel’ south of the border and learn some of the language and culture of the Latino nations. Fee: $75.

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Course #

Green Ridge

18178

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

WALKABOUT OUTFITTER  VI Jul 11-15

M-F

1:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

18188

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Chess Camp Camp Karma is a newly opened MTV and movies. Fee: $75. Date Day Ages 10campground - 17. Rook, King, Queen. Learn how play Bedford primitive located on 42 acres in to beautiful County, VA,Time chess and strategies to outwit your opponent. Then faceLake. Jul 5-8 located close to Smith Mountain Tu-F 8:30am-12:30pm __________________________ Augtent 9-12 campers. Tu-F 1:00pm-5:00pm Time Place # We Date offer 37Dayprimitive campsites which are Course primarily for Some are available Green for small up to 25 feet. Jun 20-24 M-Fsites 8:30am-12:30pm Ridge campers 18186

Ages 13 - 17. Cycle, step, nutrition oh my! Teens will learn the moves of several of our most popular group exercise classes as well as learn about healthy eating choices. Fee: $75.

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Course #

Date Day shops, food and entertainment Green Ridge 18182 Green Ridge

18185

Jul 5-8

Tu-F

Time

Place

Course #

1:00pm-5:00pm

Green Ridge

18183

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Ages 12 - 16. Put together your ensemble in this fun camp. At the end of the camp we will put on a runway show to model your creations. Please bring a portable sewing machine with you. All other materials will be included in the fee. Fee: $100.

Ages 10 - 17. Choreography and hip hop tunes combine! Get Back To Nature Moves taught will be straight from hot music videos on

off in matches against each other. Fee: $60.

Time

M-F

Place

Clothing Designer Camp

Based upon# availability. Roanoke Trade show Course 18191

Day

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Jun 13-17

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Ages 10 - 14. Nitrogen Deficiency? Soil pH? Learn Camping Date Day Time about Primitive plant nutrition, growing zones, and growing herbs and flowers for your own planter garden. ma-Reservations Good for 1 night All for 1 site. Junrequired. 27-Jul1 Offer good M-F only from 8:30am-12:30pm terials will be included in the fee. Fee: $100. March 1 to November 15, 2012. Aug 1-5

• Week of June 13-17 - Travel to Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Natural Bridge Caverns, Douthat State Park, Peaks of Otter and Fairystone State Park. • Week of June 27-July 1 - Travel to Hungry Mother State Park, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Fairystone State Park, Peaks of Otter, and Splash Valley • Week of August 1-5 - Travel to Claytor Lake State Park, Peaks of Otter, Roaring Run Falls, Fairystone State Park, and Splash Valley.

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Ages 11 - 17. Fondant it! Learn how to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies using various tips and styles. Take away your creations in this fun class. The week concludes with a cake decorating contest. All materials will be included in the fee. Fee: $100.

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Babysitting Camp Roanoke_trade_ad_2_11_12_Layout 1 2/11/12 3:00 PM Page 1 Ages 11 - 16. Learn First Aid and CPR for adult, child, and infant as well as games and activities to do with children while babysitting. Fee: $85.

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By Laura Markowski, of

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Wellness

armer weather is right around the corner and before we know it, kids will be out of school, looking for fun ways to spend their summer vacation. There’s no better way to occupy their time than by getting out with them in the nice weather for some physical activity. It’s a great time of year for your family to establish new, healthier routines. Staying active is one of the best ways for kids to live a healthy lifestyle as they grow.

Healthy Kids

Obesity has become an epidemic in America and, unfortunately, our kids are not immune to the risks. Among children ages 2-19, about one in three is overweight or obese, according to the American Heart Association. That is a staggering statistic. While the number of obese children and teens has steadily increased over the past two decades, families can take an active role in making sure their children don’t become part of the statistics. “The best place to start is at home,” said Julie Blanchard, a Carilion Clinic health educator. “If the whole family participates in a healthy lifestyle, it can be easier on the kids.”

Like so many things during childhood, kids learn a lot from their families. This is no different when it comes to staying physically active. If parents lead an active lifestyle, their kids are more likely to as well. So, how much physical activity should your child be getting? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. The exercise should be varied, with some moderate and vigorous activity. Moderate activity could include a walk after dinner each night or having the kids help with the yard work. While they may not be crazy to participate at first, if the entire family is included in these activities, it becomes part of everyone’s daily routine. Vigorous activities don’t necessarily need to be hard exercises. Consider activities, such as jumping rope, swimming, or playing games like tag, soccer, or basketball. The CDC recommends that children participate in vigorous physical activities at least three days a week. Now that you have some examples of ways to keep your kids active, how can you get them started living a more active, healthy lifestyle?“First, make physical activity a priority in your family,” said Jill Lucas Drakeford, a Carilion Clinic health educator. “Make a plan to do something physical with your family each day.”

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Children are all about fun, so try to keep your family’s physical activities varied and interesting. Plan birthday parties or family gatherings around physical activities, like a game of tag or dancing to everyone’s favorite music. If your child has never done yoga or group exercises, try a class or train for a community event, such as a charity walk. If you’re motivated to try something new, your child may also take an interest in a new activity.

It’s A Family Affair

“Parents can also help their children get into a healthy routine, by giving them toys that encourage physical activity, such as balls, kites, and jump ropes,” Drakeford said.

Exercise will not only help your child become healthier, but it will help build self-esteem and confidence, which is key to staying motivated and sticking to a healthy lifestyle. Another important thing for all parents to remember when it comes to their children’s health: limit “screen time.” Children 2 years old and older should spend no more than two hours a day watching television, playing video games, and using the computer, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. ”It’s important to know how much time your children are spending in front of a television or computer screen,” Blanchard said. “Set limits for the entire family and follow through on those limits.” Summer is a great time to be active outdoors, but remember, living a healthy lifestyle also means living a safe one. Always wear sunscreen when outside. The CDC recommends sunscreen of 15 SPF or higher. Everyone should apply 15 to 20 minutes before heading outdoors and reapply at least every two hours, just to be safe. It’s also important to take frequent water breaks in the shade or indoors. It’s easy to become dehydrated when your family is having fun. Scheduling water breaks can help everyone remember to drink water before feeling thirsty. There are so many reasons why children should become more active: helping with self-esteem, stimulating their brain, helping to avoid anxiety and depression, helping them learn coordination, and building strong bones and muscles. But the most important reason would be to avoid serious diseases, such as diabetes. The benefits of a daily activity routine far outweigh any negatives. Making a conscious effort to keep your kids active now will help them grow into healthy, active adults.

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Staying Active

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Kids on the Move

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Got sneakers? Join us for a morning of fun fitness activity! Children will be kept busy with various camp games and sport activities. Sign up for them individually or save with a bundle sign up. Weekend Warriors can add-on for only $10 per Saturday. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-11

Mar 3

Sa

10:15am-12:15pm

Green Ridge

19847

$15

5-11

Apr 7

Sa

10:15am-12:15pm

Green Ridge

19848

$15

5-11

May 5

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

19849

$15

A fun and energetic program that will help kids develop a love for health and fitness. Kids will participate in high energy cardio fitness activities and learn the importance of healthy foods. Instructor: Liz Rooney. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-13

Mar 26-Apr 30

M

4:30pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20280

$35

New!

Parkour For Kids

Parkour is an urban sport based around agility and mobility in any environment. This class will teach kids the basic movements and some conditioning to help them learn the art form and progress to the next level of Parkour training. Instructor: Mark Ribble. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-13

Mar 21-Apr 25

W

5:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

20278

$35

Youth Triathlon

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

$15

3-4

Apr 7

Sa

11:00am-12:30pm

Green Ridge

19770

5-6

Apr 7

Sa

10:15am-11:45am

Green Ridge

19771

$15

7-8

Apr 7

Sa

9:30am-11:00am

Green Ridge

19772

$15

9-10

Apr 7

Sa

8:45am-10:15am

Green Ridge

19773

$15

Keep moving! It’s the key to better health no matter your age.

Wellness

SWIM! BIKE! RUN! Each child needs swim suit, bike, helmet, and tennis shoes. No equipment provided. Parent assistance is highly recommended for children ages 3-6 yrs. old throughout entire race. Distances vary by age group Prizes for all participants and top age group winners. Pre-registration is required by April 4th. Informational meeting will be held on March 24th at 12:30 in the indoor pool following Youth Tri Swim Clinic.(page 26). For additional information please contact Tim Czajka at 777-6303.

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Group Exercise

Zumba

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Adult

New!

Parkour

Parkour is an Urban sport based around agility and mobility in any environment. It teaches discipline while building both physical and mental strength. You will use of a combination of jumps, vaults, climbing, and other techniques. This class teaches the basic movements and some conditioning to build a foundation for learning the art form. Instructor: Mark Ribble. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 21-Apr 25

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

20277

$35

New!

Beginner Triathlon Program

Have you ever wanted to do a triathlon? This program will give you all the information you need to know about getting ready to do your first sprint Triathlon. Our experienced coaches will train you in the swim, bike, and run. You will receive educational tools on transitions, nutrition,and training for a race. Participants will meet twice a week; once on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday mornings from 8:00am-10:00am. This program is open to all fitness levels and participants must provide their own equipment. For more information please contact: Tiffany Stacy 777-6305, or Tim Czajka 777-6303. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 21-Jun 9

W, Sa

5:30pm-7:30pm 8:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

20300

$175

Wellness

Ages

It’s Hot! It’s Latin! It’s Zumba (pronounced ZOOM-buh)! This intense dance-aerobics workout gets you grooving to Latin music in a fun and supportive environment. It’s a cardio workout that combines dance moves with ab work! Ten week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Instructor

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 24-Apr 28

Sa

8:30am-9:30am

Green Ridge

Preston

20270

$46

18+

Mar 27-May 29

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

Bremer/ Fogerty

20269

$46

18+

Mar 27-May 29

Tu

6:45pm-7:45pm

Brambleton

Bremer/ Fogerty

20286

$46

18+

Mar 28-May 30

W

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

Bish

20285

$46

New!

Zumba Toning

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 5-May 24

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20326

$37

Total Body Workout

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-May 21

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20043

$33

18+

Apr 2-May 21

M

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton

20044

$33

Jazzercise

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 9-Jun 18

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20101

$40

18+

Apr 21-Jul 7

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

20103

$40

18+

Apr 13-Jun 15

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20102

$40

18+

Mar 22-May 24

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

20586

$40

18+

Mar 27-May 29

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

20585

$40

Jazzersculpt Be ready for the beach this summer! Our new swimsuit challenge will get you looking your best.

New!

Six Week Swimsuit Ready Challenge

Summer is right around the corner! So let’s get those bodies healthy and fit for the warm weather! In this six week challenge, you’ll meet with a trainer three times a week as a group. Once you sign-up for the program we’ll contact you to set up days/ times for your training. You’ll also be following a strict nutritional plan based on your individual needs. Come ready to work hard in this high intensity program!

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Ages

Date

Time /Day

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-May 7

Varies

Green Ridge

20281

$150

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 28-May 30

W

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

20099

$40

UNLIMITED! Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise and Jazzersculpt classes during the Spring Session for just $99. Brambleton Center locations only. Call 772-7529 to get this special rate. Course #20104

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Hip Hop Cardio Funk

Hip Hop Cardio Funk is a fun, easy-to-follow work out for the dancer of any experience level who just wants to work up a sweat and have a good time! A Green Ridge Favorite - Pamela Butler - will lead a fun and intense hour of cardio dancing to the latest pop, Latin and hip-hop music. This original and invigorating aerobics class is designed to burn calories, tone muscles and increase flexibility -- giving you a total body workout. Each week will consist of stretching/warm-ups, exercise and a cool down. No dance experience required. All fitness levels are welcome. Join anytime during a session (fee will be pro-rated). Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 10-May 15

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20587

$40

18+

May 22-Jun 26

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20588

$40

Nia

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-May 21

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20025

$34

18+

Jun 18-Jul 30

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20181

$34

AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Apr 14

Sa

8:30am-6:00pm

Brambleton

CALL

Women’s Boot Camp

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 17-May 25

Tu, F

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

20106

$40

18+

May 29-Jul 6

Tu, F

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

20107

$40

Wellness

Designed just for women, Roanoke County offers two exciting boot camp options to get you in shape.

Women’s Extreme Boot Camp

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-May 10

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20259

$40

18+

May 22-Jun 28

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20260

$40

Kettlecamp

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 9

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20264

$25

18+

May 23-Jun 27

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20265

$25

When you have top quality instructors, you get results. We take pride in recruiting the best in the valley.

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Gentle Group Ex

A

Adult

New!

Barre Exercise

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 22-Apr 26

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

20279

$35

18+

Apr 2-May 10

M, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

20471

$66

18+

May 14-Jun 25

M, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

20472

$66

18+

Apr 3-May 11

Tu, W F

7:00pm-8:00pm 5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20474

$99

18+

May 15-Jun 22

Tu, W F

7:00pm-8:00pm 5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20476

$99

Wellness

Body Recall

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

30+

Apr 2-Jun 11

M, W, F

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

20095

$60

30+

Apr 2-Jun 11

M, W, F

10:40am-11:40am

Brambleton

20096

$60

Fusion Flow

This mind/body fusion workout for women only is about getting and staying in the fat burning zone, with flow and grace. The secret to flattering the female physique is using large controlled motion that lengthens and strengthens without building bulk. Suitable for all fitness levels and all body types. If you want to blast fat, firm up and de-stress, then this all-in-one workout is for you! Ten week class. Instructor: Amy Light. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 5-Jun 7

Th

7:35pm-8:35pm

Brambleton

20105

$40

18+

Apr 4-Jun 6

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20182

$40

Low Impact Aerobics

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

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 10-Jun 21

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20092

$43

Barre exercise isn’t just for dancers anymore! Improve your strength and flexibility in this new program.

Zumba Gold

This program brings the excitement of the popular Latin dance exercise program to beginner or older adult participants. Created to emphasize the basic steps of ZUMBA, this explosive program is so easy to follow that anyone could do it. Instructor: Pamela Butler. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 19-Apr 25

M, W

4:30pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

20283

$46

Older Adult Workout

55+ Ov

er 55

Senior Workout

Many of the exercises in this class are done seated in a chair using free weights and exercise bands. This is a great class for increasing strength and flexibility while doing weight bearing exercises. Ten week program. Instructor: Gene Jones. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 2-Jun 11

M, W

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

20159

$49

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Mar 20-Apr 26

Tu, Th

9:00am-9:45am

Green Ridge

20282

$60

New!

Pumping It Up

Are you retired and want to stay in shape? Join other senior men at the Craig Center weight room exercising on the treadmill, exercise bike, weight lifting and lots more. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 16-May 25

M, W, F

9:00am-10:00am

Craig Center

20301

$10

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


Yoga & Pilates

A

Adult

Online

Yoga

Beginners and intermediates benefit in flexibility, posture, and balance. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and enjoy the many benefits of yoga. Eight week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 5-Apr 23

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

19547

$41

18+

Mar 5-Apr 23

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

19548

$41

18+

Mar 8-Apr 26

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

19555

$41

18+

May 7-Jul 2

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

20039

$41

18+

May 7-Jul 2

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

20040

$41

18+

May 10-Jun 28

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

20041

$41

Beginning Yoga

This is a gentle form of Yoga to encourage flexibility and strength in your body and confidence in yourself. This class is appropriate for new and continuing students. Bring a blanket to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 23

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20165

$44

Gentle, Flowing, Restorative Yoga

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 10-Jun 28

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

20042

$41

New!

Chair Yoga

Poses executed in Chair Yoga are designed to allow almost anyone to safely and thoroughly exercise every joint and muscle. The routines enable people of any age who are not able to get to the floor to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Topics include stretching, strengthening, balance and breathing. Wear comfortable clothing. This is a perfect class for those who have not exercised in a while. Eight week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 23

W

1:00pm-2:00pm

Brambleton

20167

$44

Laughing Yoga

Laughter is the best medicine! How many times have we heard that saying? Join this class and find out for yourself what you can do for your body and mind to promote a more positive outlook on life. Laughing Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing for immediate and long term benefits. Just bring a smile to the first class! Four weeks. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 2-23

W

6:45pm-7:45pm

Brambleton

20168

$33

Yogilates

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 28-May 16

W

10:15am-11:15am

Brambleton

20151

$44

18+

Apr 3-May 22

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20152

$44

Hatha Yoga

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

Date

Day

18+

Apr 4-May 9

W

18+

May 16-Jun 20

W

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

20248

$40

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

20249

$40

Wellness

Are you interested in learning about Yoga but don’t know where to begin? This class combines a variety of forms including Osteo, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga to allow your body to stretch with a flowing movement and ease. This is an excellent class for those starting out, if you’re looking for a slower, gentler, stretch. Eight week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian.

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Fundamental Pilates Mat Work

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 19-Jun 21

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

20097

$40

Pilates Intermediate

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 19-Jun 21

Th

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton

20098

$40

Sitting down has never been this much fun! (or healthy)

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New!

Stress Relief in Today’s Busy World

Many things in today’s world can cause stress in your body. Learn some of the most harmful effects of stress and how to manage and even let go of the things that tense your body and make you anxious. Be prepared after leaving this class to feel better and have a sense of control over those things that make you feel crazy. Four week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 9-30

M

2:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

20169

$33

Reiki

Learn the traditional form of Reiki, pronounced Ray-Key, a hands-on healing technique to use on yourself, family, friends, pets, plants and clients. This energy boosts your immune system, reduces stress and anxiety allowing the body to heal itself. Instructor Jeanne Greening has been in the healing field for more than 40 years and has taught Reiki since 1986. Four week program. Instructor: Jeanne Greening.

Last year’s participants made it through a 5K race after participating in our popular Couch to 5K program.

Wellness

Healthy Living

A

Couch to 5K

Back by popular demand! Couch to 5K will give you all the tools you need to finish your first 5K, or your first 5K in a while. At the end of this eight week program you will be running your first 5k! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 24-May 12

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Green Ridge

20273

$35

New!

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 29-May 17

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

20274

$46

New!

Reflexology and Then Some!

Learn about the ancient healing arts of pressure points on the body that promote health, wellness and wellbeing. In this class not only will you learn hand and foot Reflexology, but also some Oriental Acupressure points to help us cope with our busy daily lives. You can use these pressure points to help with stress reduction, headaches and also to boost your own energy levels when needed. This class is an interactive hands on class where folks will have the opportunity to work on each other as well as themselves. Five week program. Instructor: Angie Kayte.

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 3-24

Tu

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

20549

$90

Springtime Wellness Makeover

Adult

Fit Mommas to Be

Ages

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16-May 14

M

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

20140

$64

Has the clutter of life prevented you from completing your resolutions? If so, join us at Green Ridge Recreation Center for a six week series of Simple Solutions for Redefining our Resolutions! We will focus on motivational techniques, how to overcome barriers and obstacles that prevent us from achieving our goals, and ideas for stress reduction. Instructor: Laura Gentile. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 22-Apr 26

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

20275

$35

Healthy Living

55+ Ov

er 55

New!

Fit and Fun Walking Club

Get fit and ready to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Each club session will start off with gentle stretching to get you ready for your walk. Then set your own pace around Green Ridge’s walking track with gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Afterwards there will be a cool down period to end the session. Your instructor will also provide you with a pedometer that is yours to keep and instruct you on how to use it. Club members will learn how their pedometer can help them lose weight and then maintain a healthy weight. Come join us! Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Mar 29-Jun 14

Th

11:30am-12:45pm

Green Ridge

20289

$65

Back in Shape - Osteoporosis Prevention

Learn gentle and effective moves to improve posture, balance and strength. We’ll focus on body awareness, spinal alignment and core stability to reduce fall risk as well as strengthen bones with weight bearing exercises. Includes a guided relaxation exercise to relieve muscle tension and promote well-being. Standing, seated and floor routines. All abilities welcome. Please bring a mat and a towel. Led by Susan Kraughto, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Mar 26-May 16

M, W

1:30pm-2:30pm

Brambleton

20284

$41

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


Martial Arts

A

Adult

T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi Chaun is 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. The slow rhythmic movements relax the body and clear the mind. These movements are done with a feeling of buoyancy and lightness as if swimming in air. Also improve your circulation by stimulating blood flow to the organs. Six week program. Instructor: Denis Spencer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 9

W

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

20478

$40

18+

Apr 5-May 10

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

20479

$40

We had over 160 lose big participants in our winter program session! Join us again in June to take off the pounds, or consult a personal trainer.

Aikido

A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffuse it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditation, helping you learn principals that are practical for daily life. Instructors: Eric Goodbar and Devin Hamden. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 30-Aug 20

18+

May 12-Sep 1

M

6:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

19786

$29

Sa

9:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

20144

$46

18+

May 10-Aug 30

Th

6:45pm-8:45pm

Brambleton

20145

$29

Did you know that you can participate in Green Ridge personal training and weight loss programs without a membership? Let us help you meet your personal fitness or weight loss goals! See pages 8-11 for more information about facility admission.

Lose Big

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

Date

Day/Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Jun 18-Sep 3

Various

Green Ridge

20293

$250

Wellness

Ages

Green Ridge Fitness

Green Ridge Personal Training

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

Aikido classes combine martial art skill with socialization and fitness!

Number of Sessions

One Hour Session Rate

1/2 Hour Session Rate

1 to 9

$45 / session

$25 / session

10 to 19

$42 / session

$25 / session

20 or more

$39 / session

$25 session

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On Target

Archery was added to our summer lineup last year, and was tremendously popular. By Parks, Recreation and Tourism Staff

Exciting Archery Camps for Youth

Athletics

T

hanks to the National Archery in the Schools program (NASP), many of the youth in our area are getting the opportunity to shoot bows and arrows in their physical education classes or as an after school club or activity. Implemented in Virginia in 2006, this program provides an opportunity where children as young as eight can experience archery for the first time in a safe, structured environment. Without this opportunity, many boys and girls would not have the chance to explore the world of archery. The NASP archery program is designed to focus on three areas of education: physical, social, and character development. There is no prior knowledge or skill needed to participate in archery, as participants are taught all skills necessary to be successful in the program. The core content of the program covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement from a curriculum designed by the Department of Education in an unconventional classroom format. One of the differences between archery and other physical education activities is that strength, speed and size does not necessarily equal success. Any child, regardless of their age, gender, or physical limitations can have fun and can have a positive experience. This is possible through the use of the “Genesis” bow. The bow, designed exclusively for the NASP, is a perfect teaching bow as it allows all children to use the same equipment with equal success. Because of the success rate, archery also builds self-esteem and pride of accomplishment. Another attribute of the archery program is that it can be done successfully both indoors and out, allowing children to put down their electronics and get outside for play.

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Due to the growing popularity of archery, the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department offers several weeks of Archery Camp modeled after the NASP program. Roanoke County Athletics Supervisor Allen Hayes stated that “because of the popularity the NASP has in our area schools, it was natural to offer the experience over the summer in a camp environment.” The camps, now in their third year, use a low teacher to student ratio of 1:6, allowing for each student to receive the individualized, focused attention needed to succeed. Camp participants will shoot for fun and compete against their peers for prizes. Because of archery’s growing popularity and high rate of success, Virginia hosts a summer archery competition in the Commonwealth Games where youth can display the skills learned in a competitive environment. Several former campers have gone on to use the skills learned from our archery camps to compete at the state level with success.

See our camps insert to learn more about this and other fantastic summer programs for youth. Archery camp is open to ages 8 to 14.

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Teens

Adults

T

Te e n

Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level Teens

This fun and exciting series of tennis lessons is designed for teens with little or no previous experience. You’re invited to get off the “ and get interested in a healthy lifetime sport!! Registration couch fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

13-17

Apr 2-23

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19513

$39

13-17

Apr 30-May 21

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

19514

$39

13-17

Jun 18-Jul 9

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19515

$39

New!

Tennis Academy

Are you looking for quality intermediate/advanced tennis instruction for your child? Receive top quality instruction at a fraction of the cost of private lessons! Tennis Academy provides specialized small group instruction for experienced tennis players that is a careful balance of technical, tactical, mental and physical training. The expert coaching staff, including former college coaches and certified tennis pros, is dedicated to the instruction, development and success of each athlete and will focus on developing the skills needed to be successful in competitive tennis. Each participant must have a solid understanding of tennis including the stroke, rules and etiquette to be eligible for the program. Rain makeup date for each course is Sunday afternoon. Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12-17

Apr 4-25

W

6:30pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19528

$59

12-17

May 2-23

W

6:30pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19529

$59

12-17

Jun 6-27

W

6:30pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19530

$59

Adult Team Sports

Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level Adults

Learn to play tennis with little or no previous experience! 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 personalized instruction Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Mar 27-Apr 5

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19493

$39

16+

Apr 10-19

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

19494

$39

16+

Apr 24-May 3

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19495

$39

16+

May 8-17

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19496

$39

16+

Jun 5-14

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

19497

$39

16+

Jun 19-28

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19498

$39

Fencing

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

Date

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Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 2

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

20056

$75

12-17

Mar 17-Apr 14

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Green Ridge

20057

$75

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Softball League The following softball leagues will be conducted by the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Athletic Division. 1. WOMEN’S OPEN: Open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Women Only). 2. MEN’S OPEN: Open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Men Only). Divisions: American (Mon/Wed), Central (Mon/Wed), National: (Tues/Thurs) 3. MEN’S METRO: This competitive league is open to any sponsoring organization. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Tues/Thurs)

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4. COED: Open to church or company sponsored teams only. AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Men and Women). Divisions: Church (Tues/Thurs), Industrial (Mon/Wed)

SEASON BEGINS: The week of April 30. Practice starts April 2. 4. MEN’S 35+: Open to any sponsoring organization for ages ENTRY FEE: $375 must be paid by check or money order. 35 and older. (Tues/Thurs) DEADLINE: Last year teams – March 4-10 3. MEN’S CHURCH: Open to church sponsored teams only. New teams – March 11-24 (PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE SPONSORING CHURCH) AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Tues/ ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE AT: Thurs). www.roanokecountyva.gov/athletics Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Preschool Athletics

Youth Team Sports

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

Great Beginnings Baseball & Softball

Athletics

Great Beginnings Baseball and Softball is designed to teach the basic motor skills needed to successfully move on to more organized baseball and softball, including throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Apr 14-May 19

Sa

12:00pm-1:00pm

Walrond

19462

$65

4-5

Apr 14-May 19

Sa

2:00pm-3:00pm

Bonsack ES

19463

$65

4-5

Apr 14-May 19

Sa

4:00pm-5:00pm

Clearbrook ES

19464

$65

New!

Great Beginnings Soccer

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-6

Apr 14-May 12

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Bonsack ES

19519

$65

Preschool Gymnastics

Roanoke Academy offers the finest quality gymnastics instruction in the region and we are proud to have them teaching classes this Fall at Green Ridge Recreation Center. Let them introduce your child to all the fun gymnastics has to offer! For children ages 3 and 4, this class is designed with fun in mind! Children begin to learn proper skill development and basic gymnastic terminology. Our instructors will help your child learn exciting new skills, interact successfully with other children, and develop confidence through achievement. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-4

Mar 7-28

W

5:30pm-6:15pm

Green Ridge

19970

$54

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

Sport

Signups

Practice

Games

Ages

Baseball/T-ball

January

April

Late April

6-18

Lacrosse

January

April

Late April

6-18

Softball

January

April

Late April

6-18

Soccer

May/June

August

August

6-18

Football

May/June

August

August

6-12

Cheerleading

May/June

August

August

6-18

Basketball

September

November

January

7-18

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

Inclement Weather Cancellations

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Softball Preseason Clinic

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Baseball Preseason Clinic

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 2012 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. The camp is led by the Hidden Valley High School Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors at Hidden Valley High School. The program will go on, rain or shine! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-12

Mar 25-Apr 1

Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Hidden Valley HS

19465

$39

Lacrosse Preseason Clinic

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has provided an opportunity for the youth of the Roanoke Valley to sharpen their skills prior to the 2012 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. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-14

Mar 10-11

Sa & Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Cave Spring MS

19505

$39

Beginning Tumbling

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-7

Mar 7-28

W

6:60pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

19973

$56

Need more youth tennis? Check out our summer camps in the center of this magazine!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-14

Mar 24-25

Sa & Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Northside HS

19466

$39

New!

Quick Start Tennis

Quick Start Tennis is a new format to help children eight and under learn and play the game of tennis. To make it easier for them, a few things have changed; the court size, the racquet sizes, the balls, the scoring system, the height of the nets. The changes really work, because now any child between ages four and eight can start playing tennis almost immediately, even if he or she has never picked up a racquet before. Just like other popular youth sports, QuickStart Tennis stresses the importance of actually playing the game of tennis and getting involved in team competition. This means that even more children will have the opportunity to experience this new format, have fun playing with their friends and develop skills that will become the foundation of their game. Fee includes all equipment needed, including age appropriate raquets. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-8

Apr 2-23

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19507

$39

4-8

Apr 30-May 21

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

19508

$39

4-8

Jun 4-25

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19509

$39

Tennis for Beginner Level Youth

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. This program is perfect for improving children’s coordination, agility, and fitness. Registration fee includes instruction from current and former college coaches and players on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. In the event of inclement weather, instructor will contact all registered participants with make up dates. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-12

Mar 27-Apr 5

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19477

$39

7-12

Apr 10-19

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

19476

$39

7-12

Apr 24-May 3

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19478

$39

7-12

May 8-17

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

19479

$39

7-12

Jun 5-14

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

19480

$39

7-12

Jun 19-28

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

19481

$39

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Athletics

Roanoke Academy offers the finest quality gymnastics instruction in the region and we are proud to have them teaching classes this Fall at Green Ridge Recreation Center. Let them introduce your child to all the fun gymnastics has to offer! This class is designed for boys and girls ages 5-7. Classes will teach skills and progressions for basic tumbling. This class is helpful in promoting increased body awareness and motor skill development which will be beneficial in gymnastics or any other sport. Our instructors will help your child learn exciting new skills, interact successfully with other children, and develop confidence through achievement.

Roanoke County has provided an opportunity for the youth of the Roanoke Valley to knock the rust off their bats and break in their gloves prior to the 2012 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. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors at Northside High School. The program will go on, rain or shine!

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Family Tree Climbing the

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nce upon a time… Those four words have introduced countless stories to listeners both young and old who are prepared to enjoy a tale told by a family member, friend, sitter, or teacher. The familiarity of those small words bring back waves of fond memories of closeness, comfort, and companionship, as our favorite fables conjure up images of a fantasy world, a distant era, or a family history. Those famous words can be a bridge between fiction and fact, between then and now, and between us and them. Like fissures in the mirror of time, we can see ourselves reflected in those who lives have passed and imagine who we could become in the future. For the members of the Ratliff family of Roanoke and Charlotte, Camp Roanoke has been the time portal that has united three generations past and present in the spirit of adventure, leadership, and respect for our planet. Established in 1925 as a camp for boys, Camp Roanoke shepherded young men through various programs that built not only strong and capable bodies but that improved self-confidence, teamwork, and responsibility. Quentin Ratliff, a former Roanoke resident, first attended the camp in the early 1950s. He appreciated his youthful experiences so much that he went on to be a very active leader when the camp became affiliated with the YMCA. He was delighted to share his fondness for outdoor living when his son David first decided to try out the camp programs in 1978. Linda Ratliff, Quentin’s wife, recalls that when her husband visited their son one summer, he exclaimed, “You know, it’s a lot like it was when I was a kid spending my summers here!” He would be so proud to see his granddaughter Lindsey carry on the family tradition as she enters her fifth year at Camp Roanoke this summer. Back in the late 1980s the camp closed when Roanoke County bought the property to construct the Spring Hollow Reservoir. Realizing the need and potential for developing a more contemporary camp in the beautiful area, the County started its fund raising efforts and renovated the 110 acres of mountain land, which

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are surrounded by 600 acres ringing the reservoir. Since then, the new and improved Camp Roanoke has provided diverse highquality summer activities for children from all over Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, DC. These programs have taught young campers character-building skills and have embraced cultural diversity, while practicing the “leave no trace” principle of environmental stewardship. The staff at Camp Roanoke consists of college graduates who have passed accredited outdoor leadership programs. They are also Wilderness First Responders and have complete a two-week course encompassing First Aid, CPR, and AED training, group dynamics, conflict management, and defensive driving. All of the staff members are subject to a thorough screening process and background checks. A safe and healthy lifestyle is the prime directive at the camp. All prospective campers go through a physical assessment prior to admission. The staff nurse administers medications, and special diets can be accommodated. To keep the children well nourished for their strenuous programs, the camp chef prepares delicious meals and nutritious snacks in the full-service professional kitchen. Getting used to being away from their families and homes is challenging for most new campers. But even more difficult than being separated from their familiar surrounding is having to observe the camp’s “technology-free” policy. No phones, no iPods, no Nintendo®, no Nooks®! To keep in touch with their folks, the kids can receive emails and upload photos at the daily mail call. Instead of relying on electronics for their entertainment, the children read books, get creative with arts and crafts, challenge each other over board games, perform in talent shows and skits, learn new dance steps, get coated in Paintball, sing around the campfire, and gaze at the millions of stars in the evening skies. The numerous activities available to different age groups make most parents wish that they could turn back the clock and join

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in the fun. In the Discovery day program, Camp Roanoke offers campers entering kindergarten through fifth grade a weekly field trip, archery (for ages seven and up), hiking, rock wall climbing, field games, yoga, leadership skills, and arts and crafts. Kids going into third and fourth grades who join the Explorer residential program enjoy the same activities, as well as canoeing, basketball, disc golf, and environmental studies. In the new Pioneer residential program, fifth and sixth grade campers who are interested in preserving our natural environment through sustainable practices will be intrigued by an onsite green technology learning lab, when they’re not mountain biking, running cross country, or learning to swing through the low rope course. Outdoor adventures are sure to attract campers entering sixth and seventh grades in co-ed residential Voyager program that features canoeing, hiking, real rock climbing, mountain boarding, archery, both high and low rope courses, environmental studies, arts and crafts, and horseback riding. This summer Lindsey Ratliff, along with a limited number of eight and ninth graders, will enter the Adventure residential program, which includes the aforementioned activities in addition to caving, kayaking, Dutch oven cooking, overnight camping, and the zip line course. Lindsey’s mother Kathy says, “Our daughter really enjoys mountain boarding, canoeing, and getting up on those challenging zip lines – now that’s a thrill!” Next year Lindsey can look forward to more high-octane adventures in the Outpost program. While learning about outdoor living skills and the “leave no trace” principle, the young people in grades eight through ten will experience three nights of offsite camping, backpacking, hiking, real rock climbing, high and low rope courses, and swimming. Campers entering ninth through twelfth grades in the advanced Trek program are in for breathtaking excitement that begin at Camp Roanoke with practice on the low ropes and rock wall climbing. Then the group will travel to the wild and wonderful New River Gorge in West Virginia for whitewater rafting, real rock climbing, hiking, environmental education, swimming, campfires, and tent camping.

Agreeing wholeheartedly, Lindsey’s grandmother Linda declares, “It means so much to us that Lindsey represents the third generation of the Ratliff family to attend Camp Roanoke. We truly believe in the benefits of the Camp’s programs because of the positive outcomes that we’ve seen in the lives of my husband Quentin, our son David, and now Lindsey. We must have done something right by connecting with Camp Roanoke!”.

Smell the Roses

Read more about Camp Roanoke in the summer camp program guide found 4822JinValley View Blvd. the center of this publication..

Valley View Mall 540-777-0990

301 Market Street Downtown Roanoke 540-777-2727

A Traditional Day and Overnight Camp for Girls located just south of Roanoke, VA 18+ activities including adventure programs

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Proud mom Kathy Ratliff tells how Camp Roanoke has changed her daughter’s life. She states, “When Lindsey went to camp for the first time, she didn’t know anyone and was very shy. Everyone made her feel welcome, and she quickly made friends with the other campers, especially a couple of girls from the DC area and the shore. Being a veteran camper has given Lindsey a sense of independence and self-confidence. She’s really blossomed, and now she’s interested in becoming a counselor and mentor.”

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3500 Camp Carysbrook Road·Riner, VA 24149·540–382–1670·www.campcarysbrook.com

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Now enrolling for Summer 2012, outdoor adventures begin at the area’s premiere ACA accredited summer camp. We’ve served youth since 1925, and have expanded our offerings this year. Call (540) 387-6114 or learn more at CampRoanoke. com. Earlybird discounts available now through April 30!

Discovery (Rising Grades K-5)

Get a taste of the camp experience without staying overnight. Includes a weekly swimming field trip and transportation from Tanglewood Mall.

Explorer (Rising Grades 3-4)

See where this trail goes, by spending a week at camp!

Adventure (Rising Grades 8-9)

Create lifetime memories through canoeing, hiking, wall climb, Experience the challenge course and go on daily off-site advenfield games, crafts and more. tures like rock climbing, kayaking, mountain boarding, camping and caving. New!

Pioneer (Rising Grades 5-6)

Learn about the natural world and make some new friends during Outpost (Rising Grades 8-10) a full week of on-site camp activities and environmental educa- Get outside and enjoy adventures in overnight backpacking, cation. noeing, rock climbing and camping while learning outdoor skills.

Voyager (Rising Grades 6-7)

Trek (Rising Grades 9-12)

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Get real summer adventure with activities including wall climb, Spend a full week camping, hiking, rafting and climbing in the the challenge course, horseback riding, hiking and environmental beautiful New River Gorge, West Virginia. science.

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Caving - An Underground Exploration

Here is your chance to head underground and explore one of Virginia’s wild limestone caves. You will have an opportunity to experience a unique underground environment first hand under the safe leadership of our trained guides. No experience necessary. All equipment, transportation, and instruction provided. Space is limited to 8 participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 24

Sa

9:00am-5:00pm

Camp Roanoke

20257

$40

Evening Wall Climb

Camp Roanoke is home to a magnificent 44 foot tall outdoor climbing tower. Come out and spend the evening climbing as well as learning techniques to better your skills. Drinks, snacks and all equipment provided. No experience necessary. Registration is limited to 20 participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Mar 21

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

20258

$10

5+

Apr 11

W

5:00pm-8:00pm

Camp Roanoke

20261

$10

Rock Climbing Adventure

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Apr 28

Sa

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

20263

$40

Roanoke Camp Fair at Valley View Mall

Talk to representatives from over 30 summer camps from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, plus sign up to win door prizes including free weeks at Camp Roanoke!! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Apr 21

Sa

10:00am-3:00pm

Valley View Mall

FREE

Our sit-on-top kayaks are nearly impossible to flip, even in rapids like these!

Kayaking the New River

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

May 5

Sa

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

20271

$40

12+

May 6

Su

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

20272

$40

Family Canoe Trip

Are you looking for a family activity everyone will enjoy? Well, look no further! Canoeing is a great activity that all members of your family can participate in, and have an excellent time doing it. Paddle along with our certified river guide down a scenic section of the river, and enjoy some quality time with your family in the out of doors. Transportation, equipment, and guides included. No experience necessary. Registration is limited to 12 participants. Ages

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Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9+

May 19

Sa

10:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

20268

$35

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Beginner Triathlon Program

We have over 200 weeks of camps for youth ages 3 to 17. Check them out in the center of this magazine!

Have you ever wanted to do a triathlon? This program will give you all the information you need to know about getting ready to do your first sprint Triathlon. Our experienced coaches will train you in the swim, bike, and run. You will receive educational tools on transitions, nutrition, training for a race. Participants will meet twice a week; once on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday mornings from 8:00am-10:00am. This program is open to all fitness levels and participants must provide their own equipment. For more information please contact: Tiffany Stacy 777-6305, or Tim Czajka 777-6303. Ages

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Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 21-Jun 9

W, Sa

5:30pm-7:30pm 8:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

20300

$175

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Falling For Niagara By Scott Ramsburg

Top Ten Reasons To Join Us

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e offer a wide range of vacation and travel opportunities, but every once in a while a trip comes along that you just can’t miss! This June, be one of the 12-million visitors per year to see the world famous Niagara Falls, on a spectacular six-day tour. Still not convinced? Here are the top 10 reasons to join us: 10) See the falls from BOTH sides – You probably already know that Niagara Falls are the second highest in the world, next to Victoria Falls in Africa. Did you know that what we call “Niagara Falls” is actually three different falls? Our tour will show you the stunning beauty of this landmark from the American and Canadian sides of the border. 9) Use flowers to check the time – One of the most unique attractions at the Falls is the Niagara Parks Floral Clock. Made with up to 16,000 plants, this 40-foot wide timepiece is both beautiful and awe inspiring. 8) See a movie on Canada’s largest screen – Enjoy a presentation of Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic and learn the unique story of the falls on a 60-foot high IMAX display.

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7) Stay just a block away – Your hotel is located in the heart of the Fallsview Tourist District, just a five minute stroll to the Falls and other attractions. 6) No kids allowed – This is a trip for ages 55 and older. That means you can travel at your own pace, without the whining and distraction of youngeters. 5) Get a history lesson – We’ll tour several historical attractions including the Casa Loma castle, built in 1911 at the cost of $3.5 million (at that time). This elegant residence is a popular location for films, and can be seen in X-Men and Chicago. Also, tour the historic Parliament Buildings in Toronto.

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4) A completely guided tour – Every step of the way you will be guided by a knowledgeable trip host. Roanoke County has partnered with PML Travel and Tours to make sure everything is planned. According to Barbara Peaks from North Carolina, “PML went above and beyond to help during my trip. They don’t just plan it and leave you. They call you during your trip to make sure everyone is having fun, and they provide support for group leader to make sure there are no last minute questions or situations.” 3) Ride on the Maid of the Mist – Get up close and personal with the falls, and prepare to GET WET as you board North America’s oldest tourist attraction. This boat ride will take you right into the dense mist of spray inside the Canadian Horseshoe Falls! 2) Shop in downtown Toronto – Canada’s largest city is not far from the falls. Get a tour of the town, then stop at Eaton’s Center, one of the largest shopping districts in Canada. 1) EVERYTHING is included – Get five nights in a hotel, five breakfasts, three dinners, all attraction fees, complete baggage handling, and deluxe motor coach transportation, all for as little as $789! Barbara Peaks highly recommends the trip saying, “They’re dependable, responsible, you’ll have no second thoughts knowing that you’re going to get the help or support that you need. They make sure you have good rooms, and the buses are top of the line!” We’re excited to offer two travel opportunities to visit the falls this Spring and Summer. First, join us on June 2 for a full week of fun in the Niagara Area. If you enjoyed that trip, you might also like the Best of Eastern Canada in October. This trip features a rail excursion and a visit to the French Canadian city, Montreal. Register Online: it’s fast, easy and secure! Simply log onto www.RoanokeCountyParks.com and click on the icon shown here.

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Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America and has been a tourist destination for many years. On this vacation, your guided tour of Niagara Falls includes the scenic Niagara River Parkway with views of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and American Falls, the Floral Clock, Brock’s Monument, Queenston Heights, The Welland Canal, Niagara on the Lake and more. Also enjoy the IMAX presentation of ‘Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic’ and a close up look of the Falls on the Maid of the Mist Boat Cruise which has been a tourist attraction since 1846. Included on this trip is a guided tour of Toronto including the Parliament Buildings, the Financial District, Chinatown, and Eaton Center. You will tour Casa Loma, a grand mansion on 5 acres in downtown Toronto built in the 1900’s. There will also be a wine tasting at a local winery and a visit to a local casino. The fee includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 wonderful dinners including one in front of the Falls, all tour fees, standard taxes, meal gratuities, baggage handling, deluxe Motor Coach transportation and escort. A deposit of $200 is due at registration with the balance due on April 13, 2012. Travel Protection is available for this trip and must be purchased at the time of registration. Registration is taken by Myra or Terry at the Brambleton Center. Ages

Date

Days

Depart From

Course #

Double/Triple

Single

18+

Jun 2-7

Sa-Th

Brambleton

19372

$789

$989

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The Best of Eastern Canada

Your tour begins in the second largest French speaking city in the world, Montreal. Other highlights of this trip are Quebec City, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, VIA Rail, and Toronto. The fee includes round trip air from Roanoke, air taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $100 (subject to increase until paid in full), hotel transfers, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners. Book now through April 14 and save $100. A deposit of $250 is due at registration with the balance due August 15. This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets. Registration is taken by Myra or Terry at the Brambleton Center. Brochures are available for this trip by calling 772-7529. Ages

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Depart From

Course #

Single

18+

Oct 14-22

Su-M

Brambleton

19903

$3,799

Double

$3,049

Triple

$3,019

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Family Travel

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Mother’s Day at Biltmore Estate

Just before the Olympic Games, join the excitement on a guided tour of England!

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Adult

Bring your mom for a day of history and fun at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Check out the home and grounds of George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate. We will begin the day with a self-guided tour of the grounds and home. Next, enjoy an all-inclusive lunch at the Deerpark Restaurant. Plenty of time is left for wine tasting and visiting the various shops on the grounds. Enjoy the comfort of a ride home in an Abbott Trailways Motor Coach. Fee includes entrance fee, all-inclusive lunch, wine tasting, and transportation. Must be 21 or over with proof of ID to purchase alcohol. Fee is $125 for ages 17 and up, $105 for ages 10-16, $76 for ages 5-9 and $65 for children under 5. Ages

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Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

ALL

May 12

Sa

6:00am-9:00pm

Green Ridge

19842

$65-$125

England’s Treasures

Absorb the idyllic charms of England on this journey that includes three of its most scenic rural areas. Enchantment awaits as you travel through the Lake District, Cornwall and the Cotswolds. Highlights of the trip are Manchester, Liverpool, the Lake District, Wedgwood, Cotswolds Steam Train, Glastonbury, Plymouth, Cornwall, Salisbury, and Stonehenge. The fee includes round trip air from Roanoke, air taxes and fees/surcharges (subject to increase until paid in full), hotel transfers, 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners. Cancellation Waiver and Insurance is not included, but reccomended, for $220 per person at the time of registration. Deposit of $250 is due at registration with final payment due May 6. This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets. Brochures are available for this trip by calling 772-7529. Ages

Date

Days

Depart From

Single

18+

Jul 5-14

Th-Sa

Brambleton

$4,469

Double

$3,969

19897

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

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There’s snow in Lynchburg 365 days a year at the new SnowFlex Center!

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Unhurried. Unspoiled. Unmatched beauty of vast marshlands, winding rivers and perfect beaches. Jekyll Island is a special place, rich in history with an unspoiled natural beauty and the winter retreat of some of America’s most elite families. St. Simons Island is a place to visit not only for its diverse history and historic landmarks, but for the beauty of its moss-draped oak trees, beautiful lighthouses, and gentle sea breezes. You will also visit the Okefenokee Swamp, a vast wetland area of canals, mossdraped cypress trees, and a thriving alligator population. Fee includes four nights accommodations on Jekyll Island, tram tour of Jekyll, tour of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, admission to Fort Frederica, guided tour of St. Simons, boat ride and picnic lunch at Okefenokee Swamp, and admission to Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Also included are four breakfasts, one picnic lunch, four dinners, transportation and escort. Dinners are at Skipper’s Fish Camp, Fins, Mullet Bay Seafood and Jekyll Island Club. Deposit of $200 is due at registration with the balance due August 17. Ages

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Double

Triple

Course #

40+

Oct 1-5

M-F

Brambleton

$838

$739

$667

20288

Liberty University on Ice

Snowtubing and ice skating in April! Get the family together or come solo for a day on ice at the SnowFlex and the ice skating rink. Dress accordingly! Fee includes entrance and equipment fees, transportation and staff. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

6+

Apr 28

Sa

8:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

19874

$55

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Over 55 Trips

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er 55

The Greenbrier Casino & Lunch

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

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Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 6

F

8:30am-6:30pm

Brambleton

19685

$65

55+

Apr 6

F

9:00am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

19685

$65

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater

Under the Boardwalk is Carolina Beach Music at its best. This regional genre of music is a beloved trademark of the Southeastern seaboard and is one of the Wohlfahrt Haus’s all time favorites. This original production features music of all the greatest beach bands like The Embers, The Tams, The Swinging Medallions, The Chairman of the Board and many more. You may also remember Carolina Beach Music for a certain dance craze that swept the nation, the Shag, which you’re sure to see plenty of in this exciting production. Fee includes matinee theatre ticket, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 12

Th

9:45am-6:15pm

Brambleton

19506

$69

55+

Apr 12

Th

10:15am-5:45pm

Green Ridge

19506

$69

Smith Mountain Lake Dam

The recently renovated Visitors Center perched above the Smith Mountain Lake Dam offers a spectacular view of the dam on the Bedford County side. A self-guided tour of the center offers illustrations, photos, displays and a movie to help explain the project, which utilizes two dams at Smith Mountain and Leesville. You will enjoy a boxed lunch from the Roanoker Restaurant at the picnic pavilion located on the grounds. The afternoon concludes with a stop at Homestead Creamery in Wirtz. Fee includes tour, boxed lunch, van transportation and escorts. Date

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Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

Apr 17

Tu

Brambleton

9:00am-3:00pm

19692

$34

55+

Apr 17

Tu

Green Ridge

8:45am-3:15pm

19692

$34

55+

Apr 17

Tu

Kessler Mill

8:30am-3:30pm

19692

$34

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Mansions of Wythe County

Wythe County is the home of two of the most beautiful mansions in Southwest Virginia. The beautiful Fort Chiswell Mansion is a 10,000 square foot brick colonial home built in 1839 that stands like a fortress on a bluff above a busy highway where Interstate 81 and 77 converge. Chris Disibbio bought the 170 year old treasure at an auction in 2002 and has spent thousands of dollars to restore this National Historic landmark to its former glory. Your guided tour includes both the interior and exterior of this spectacular place. Included is a boxed lunch at the Mansion. The Trinkle Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Wytheville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was the former residence of William Trinkle, a gentleman farmer with 20,000 acres under his supervision. This Classical Revival home was completed in 1912. The home has an impressive seven fireplaces, two large bathrooms on the second floor, which was uncharacteristic for that time period, as well as state of the art technology for 1912 including steam heat and a built-in central vacuum system. A tour of the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace and Museum is also included. Fee includes all tour fees, boxed lunch, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 25

W

8:30am-6:15pm

Brambleton

19686

$59

55+

Apr 25

W

9:00am-5:45pm

Green Ridge

19686

$59

Chinqua Penn Plantation

Featured on A&E’s America’s Castles and acclaimed as an architectural American treasure, this home near Reidsville, NC features 27 rooms filled with elaborate furnishings and artifacts from 30 countries, surrounded by 22 acres of beautiful gardens and historic landscape. The estate showcases the state’s premier collection of eclectic decorative arts. After a guided tour and boxed lunch, you can enjoy a wine tasting from the Chinqua Penn vineyards or browse the gift shop. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, tour, lunch, wine tasting, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

May 3

Th

8:00am-4:45pm

Brambleton

19687

$61

55+

May 3

Th

7:30am-5:15pm

Green Ridge

19687

$61

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Ages

55+

Check out the new 103,000 square foot casino club at Greenbrier Resort!

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Over 55 Trips

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er 55

Hanover Tavern & Scotchtown

This historic Tavern, located in Hanover, VA, is a beautifully restored 200 year old landmark that was begun in 1733. The Tavern has served as an Inn, stagecoach stop, post office and dinner theater. For nearly three centuries, Hanover Tavern’s inhabitants have been a part of events that transformed America from an English colony to an independent nation. Your guided tour features a dozen stops throughout the Tavern, focusing on the evolution of the building, architectural features, important events (Gabriel’s slave rebellion) and interesting visitors such as Patrick Henry. A special highlight is a lunch buffet at the Tavern. In the afternoon you will have a guided tour of historic Scotchtown, the home of Patrick Henry from 1771 to 1778. It was from Scotchtown that he rode to Saint Johns Church in 1775 to deliver his famous Liberty or Death speech, and again in 1776 to be elected first Governor of Virginia. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour fees, buffet lunch, bus transportation and escort. Ages

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Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

May 9

W

6:30am-8:00pm

Brambleton

19688

$81

55+

May 9

W

7:00am-7:30pm

Green Ridge

19688

$81

Wade’s Mill

Located in picturesque Raphine, Virginia, this historic water-powered flour mill circa 1750 was built by Captain Joseph Kennedy, a Scotsman who was one of the earlier settlers in the Shenandoah Valley. Wade’s mill is powered by a 21-foot water wheel that is fed by a nearby stream and is one of the few remaining flour mills that still produces a wide variety of flours exclusively on mill stones. Get a guided tour and cooking demonstration by Jim and Georgie Young, owners of the Mill, who will also provide lunch for you on the grounds. An afternoon visit to the charming village of Brownsburg includes a guided tour of their museum and walking tour of the village to view the exterior of seven historic homes. The tour encompasses approximately five blocks. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour fees, cooking demonstration, lunch, bus transportation and escort. Date

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Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

May 15

Tu

8:30am-5:30pm

Brambleton

19690

$64

55+

May 15

Tu

9:00am-5:00pm

Green Ridge

19690

$64

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See one of the New River Valley’s newest attractions, featuring a winery and rustic estate.

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The Blackfriars Theater in Stauntonis home to the American Shakespeare Center, and is a replica of Shakespeare’s own playhouse.

A Taste of Germany & Shakespeare

You will not want to miss this trip to the Edelweiss German Restaurant in Greenville, VA where you can find a bit of Germany by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fare is traditional German food served in a rustic atmosphere. After dinner enjoy the production A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA. This internationally acclaimed theatre company performs Shakespeare’s works under their original staging conditions, on a simple stage, without elaborate sets, and with the audience sharing the same light as the actors. This has become one of America’s premier Shakespeare destinations. Fee includes dinner at Edelweiss, play tickets, escorts and van transportation. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Jun 13

W

3:00pm-11:45pm

Brambleton

20176

$63

55+

Jun 13

W

3:30pm-11:15pm

Green Ridge

20176

$63

55+

Jun 13

W

3:15pm-11:30pm

Kessler Mill

20176

$63

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Maison Beliveau Bed & Breakfast

This beautiful French Country Style Bed and Breakfast located in the Catawba Valley near Blacksburg will amaze you with its large wrap around porches, country ambiance, and incredible views. It is also home to the Beliveau Estate Winery and the very popular Lavender festival held in June. You will experience the incredible sight and scent of fresh lavender! Joyce Beliveau loves lavender. It’s her passion and she will introduce you to this wonderful herbal plant with a tour and talk. Also, the Estate is home to the New River Valley’s newest Winery, where you will enjoy an afternoon tasting. Final stop will be at scenic Sinking Creek Covered Bridge in Newport. Fee includes all tour fees, lunch at the estate, wine tasting, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Jun 19

Tu

8:45am-5:00pm

Brambleton

20174

$68

55+

Jun 19

Tu

9:15am-4:30pm

Green Ridge

20174

$68

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Historic Rock Churches

The six rock churches built in the 1920’s by the Reverend Bob Childress are located near the Blue Ridge parkway in the tricounty area of Floyd, Patrick and Carroll. Reverend Childress’s life was immortalized in the book, The Man Who Moved a Mountain. These churches stand as living testimony to the spirit, faith and grit of the mountain people and feature a unique architecture and history. Go inside five of these historic rock churches, each with its own special appeal and beauty. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour fees, lunch buffet at Mountain View Restaurant, bus transportation and escort.

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Reynolds Homestead

The Reynolds Homestead is the birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds. This National Historic Landmark, located in Critz, Virginia was built in 1843 and has been restored to its 19th century state and includes many of the original family furnishings. Your guided tour will include the homeplace, original brick kitchen, the milk house, the ice house and granary. Your visit will delight you with its echoes of southern hospitality from days gone by. Also, included is a buffet lunch at the Reynolds Homestead. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, guided tour, buffet lunch, bus transportation and escort.

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Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

May 23

W

7:00am-6:30pm

Brambleton

19691

$59

55+

Jul 24

Tu

8:30am-3:30pm

Brambleton

20175

$54

55+

May 23

W

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

19691

$59

55+

Jul 24

Tu

8:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

20175

$54

New!

Summit Theater

Bluefield, West Virginia is home to this community theatre which was constructed in 1924. This community theatre group has been performing for the past 45 years and is offering a private showing of the award winning play, The Passing of Pearl. The play is set in a diner in Memphis in the 1980’s and tells the story of a brash, outspoken and hilarious waitress trying, along with her good friend and colleague Daphne, to pick up the pieces and carry on after the death of Pearl, the kindhearted old lady who owned the diner. A catered buffet lunch at the Theatre is included. Also included is a guided tour of The Baldwin House which housed the secret office of the Baldwin Felts Detective Agency. The agency became known for crime-busting after it successfully tracked down members of the Allen family wanted in a shootout in 1912 at the Courthouse in Hillsville. They are best known for their violent confrontations with labor union members in such places as the Pocohantas Coal Field region. The House still has the Jail cell used by the agency. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, play ticket, lunch, tour fees, bus transportation and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Aug 8

W

7:45am-6:30pm

Brambleton

20327

$69

55+

Aug 8

W

8:15am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

20327

$69

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Blandwood Mansion

Blandwood Mansion, home of former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead is a treasure of architectural and historical significance located in the heart of downtown Greensboro. The original two story farmhouse was constructed on the site in 1795, before the founding of Greensboro (1808), and was expanded in the 1820’s. In 1844, architect Alexander Jackson Davis designed this Italian style villa for Governor Morehead. It’s tall central tower and stucco walls is considered the oldest standing example of Italian architecture in the United States. Docents will lead your guided walking tour that does involve stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes. Also, included is a tour of Replacements, Ltd. with the world’s largest selection of china, stoneware, crystal, glassware, silver, stainless, and collectibles. The facility is the size of 8 football fields and has an inventory of 13 million pieces. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour fees, bus transportation and escort. Lunch is on your own at K & W Cafeteria in Greensboro. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Aug 23

Th

8:30am-7:00pm

Brambleton

20177

$48

55+

Aug 23

Th

8:00am-7:30pm

Green Ridge

20177

$48

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See a play, and enjoy the rich history of Bluefield, West Virginia - a town referred to as “Little New York” during the coal rush of the 1880’s.

Tour Blandwood, the oldest example of Italianate architecture in the United States!

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Parks & Athletic Complexes Arnold R. Burton Complex 1760 Roanoke Blvd. • Salem,VA 24153 Adult Softball Fields Bent Mountain Park 10148 Tinsley Ln. • Bent Mtn.,VA 24059 Playground, Baseball Field, Softball Field,Tennis Court, Basketball Court,Trails Bonsack Park Crumpacker Rd. • Roanoke,VA 24019 Shelter, Baseball Field, Soccer Field, Horseshoes, Playground, Grill, Portable Toilets

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Brookside Park 20 Verndale Dr. • Roanoke,VA 24019 Shelter, Playground, Basketball Court, Portable Toilets, Baseball, Softball and Soccer Fields Clearbrook Park 5335 Clearbrook Park 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, Softball and Football Fields Garst Mill Park 2699 Willowlawn St. • Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Grills, Playground, Bathrooms, Electricity, Water Fountain, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Walking Trails, Softball Field, Baseball Field, Soccer Field

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

Merriman Soccer Complex 6657 Merriman Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Ballfield Mount Pleasant Park 3071 Pitzer Rd. • Roanoke, VA 24014 Shelter, Playground, Basketball Court, Baseball Field, Softball Field, Seasonal Soccer, Football Field Northside Complex Facility at Northside High School Softball Field Oak Grove Park 5005 Grandin Rd. Ext.• Roanoke, VA 24018 Shelter, Bathrooms, Grills, Playground, Baseball Field, Tennis Court, Water Fountain, Hiking Trails Read Mountain Park 6101 Crumpacker Dr. • Roanoke, VA 24019 Hiking Trails

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Appalachian Trail Access & Parking off Route 311 in Catawba Hiking Trail and Camping Areas Blue Ridge Parkway Access from Route 220 Scenic Drive and Hiking Trails Garst Mill Park Greenway Access & Parking at Garst Mill Park Paved Walking Path Roanoke River Greenway Access & Parking at Green Hill Park Paved Walking Path Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail Access & Parking along Kessler Mill Rd. Crushed Cinder Walking Path

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0 to 150 Wolf Creek Greenway 151 to 300 Sadler Park Access & Parking at Goode & Stonebridge Parks 8166 Emerald Ln. • Roanoke, VA 24019 300 to 500 Crushed Cinder Walking Path Playground, Basketball Court, Field, Portable Toilet 501 to 1000 Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY Over 1000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7415 Wood Haven Rd, Roanoke, 24019 • (540) 777-6300 For rental inquiries, email: clblankenship@roanokecountyva.gov With two multipurpose rooms, a party room, and a double gymnasium, Green Ridge has plenty of space for your next community meeting or birthday party. All rooms have FREE Wi-Fi Internet access. • Indoor Pool Party - Enjoy exclusive use of a party room adjoining the indoor pool for one hour, then spend an hour in the pool. It’s our most popular rental package! Rates start at $150. ��� Splash Valley Pool Party - Now reserving for Summer 2012, we’ve added to the fun of this year’s party package. Get 45-minutes exclusive use of the party pad picnic area, a drink and ice cream cup for participants, and UNLIMITED swim time afterwards! Rates start at $190. • Basic Room Rental - Reserve space in a multipurpose room. Rates start at $50 per hour. • Sports Banquet - Get time in a banquet room to celebrate with your team. Then give them unlimited play with Green Ridge day passes. Rates start at $150 on weekdays and $175 on weekends. • Combination Packages - Ask about pre -pack aged par t y options including the gymnasium, activity room, indoor pool, and more! Three-hour packages start at just $300. • After Hours Rentals - Exclusive use of the indoor pool. Packages may include use of additional areas of the facility as negotiated. Prices start at just $600 for a two-hour indoor pool rental and $950 for a Splash Valley rental.

Brambleton Recreation Center

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

Camp Roanoke

We have 16 parks with picnic shelters that may be reserved between April 1 and October 31 each year, with reservations beginning February 1. Shelters are open to the public unless they have been reserved by another group. Make advance reservations by calling Don at 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. No refunds are provided if a reservation is cancelled; however, we will reschedule your reservation to another available time or date during our current season. “Special Use Permits” from the County may be required for certain events. You may check shelter availability online at RoanokeCountyParks.com.

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

Catawba Center

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

Craig Avenue Recreation Center

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center

Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 115 • (540) 427-18080 For rental inquiries, email: msellers@roanokecountyva.gov Featuring a large indoor theather with small stage and full audiovisual setup. Seating available for up to 118 people.

Administrative Office

1206 Kessler Mill Rd, Salem, 24153 • (540) 387-6078 This facility is not available for rent. Contact for general park questions.

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

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Therapeutic Recreation We’re proud to be the Roanoke Valley’s regional service provider of recreation for individuals with disabilities. In partnership with the City of Roanoke, we provide top quality programs and services to people with a variety of developmental and psychiatric disabilities. The programs shown here are a small sampling of our many offerings. Visit www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/trs for more information or call 772-7520 ext. 2. New!

T.R. Idol - Karaoke Party

Get ready to sing like a rockstar and join us for our first ever ‘TR Idol’ Karaoke night! Participants can choose from hundreds of songs to sing, from classic rock to golden oldies and today’s top pop and country hits. We will have pizza and drinks for everyone to enjoy while listening to friends sing their favorite songs. . Transportation fee: $3. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 28

Sa

5:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

20256

$12

New!

Volleyball Club

Bump...set....SPIKE! Join us at Green Ridge for three Saturdays of volleyball! Participants will learn the basic skills of this fun and exciting sport, such as passing or bumping, setting, and spiking, from some of the area’s best volleyball players. Program fee: $20, Transportation Fee: $9/3 weeks.

The Virginia Creeper Trail Ride has become an annual event that is one of our most popular activities!.

Creeper Trail Bike Ride

This program is specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. Come with us to take a leisurely trek down the Virginia Creeper Trail and enjoy possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter! Participants will be riding for approximately 3 hours. Your program fee includes bike and helmet rental, shuttle service and a picnic lunch. Bring your own money for a fast food dinner on the way home. Program Fee: $44 (includes transportation (pickup points only), lunch and rental fees)

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

May 5-19

Sa

1:00pm-3:00pm

Green Ridge

20255

$23

18+

May 24

Th

9:00am-7:00pm

Brambleton

20251

$44

Virginia Tech Spring Game

Time to put on your orange and maroon as we head to Lane stadium for the Spring Game! Join us for tailgating and lawn games before we see the VT Offense take on the Defense. Lunch will be provided during tailgating, but participants may bring additional money for concessions and souvenirs during the game. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 21

Sa

11:00am-7:00pm

Brambleton

20225

$28

New!

Clay Hand Building

You don’t need a wheel to create beautiful pots and clay forms. In this class you will explore many techniques for hand built pottery. All you need is some simple tools, slabs of clay, and your hands! Program fee includes all materials and supplies, as well as a knowledgable instructor. Transportation fee: $15 Instructor: Becky Carr. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

18+

May 23-Jun 20

W

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

Course #

Fee

20246

$60

New!

Wii Rock the Party

Help us rock out at Garden City Recreation Center! We will meet once a month and have fun hanging out and playing the latest video games, pool, foosball, and classic board games. When you need a break from all the games, pizza and drinks will be available for dinner. Registration is for all three nights and includes dinner. If you would like to bring your own game, please contact Brittany at 772-7529 ext 2.0Transportation Fee: $9.00

The spring game is a blast! All individuals with disabilities are welcome to join us for food and socialization.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 13-Jun 8

F

6:00pm-8:00pm

Garden City

20573

$30

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


Program Registration 1) Online Registration

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

Scan the barcode to go directly to our site!

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

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

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

2) Phone

or

Walk-in Registration

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

540.777.6300 Green Ridge Recreation Center 540.387.6078

2) Mail-in Registration

Now on sale, pick up a gift card at any recreation center!

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

RESIDENT OF ROANOKE COUNTY? ______YES ______NO

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

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

Program Registration Policies When — Spring registration begins online Saturday, March 10 for County Residents only; Monday, March 12 walk-in and phone for County Residents only; and Wednesday, March 14 for non-county residents. Registration will be taken between 8 AM-5 PM each work day at all offices and recreation centers. You can also register during evenings and weekends at selected recreation centers, and online at any time.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS? ? ______YES ______NO

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

Spring 2012 Registration METHOD OF PAYMENT

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

MUST BE RECEIVED WITH REGISTRATION

COURSE #

DAY/TIME

LOCATION

PARTICIPANT NAME

AGE

FEES

1

___ VISA

___MASTERCARD

___DISCOVER

___ CASH

___ CHECK (CHECK #_________) ___MONEY ORDER

2 3

CHARGE CARD AUTHORIZATION

®

TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE CHARGED: $ _________________________________

TOTAL REGISTRATION FEES: Assumption of Risk And Indemnification Agreement

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

®

EXPIRATION DATE: _________________________________________________ CARDHOLDER NAME: ______________________________________________

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CARDHOLDER ZIP CODE: ___________________________________________ CARDHOLDER SIGNATURE: _________________________________________

CARD NUMBER:

Authorized

PARTICIPANT SIGNATURE:________________________________________GUARDIAN SIGNATURE: ________________________________

SIGNATURE :_______________________________________________________

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

Check one:

_____PARENT

_____GUARDIAN

______PARTICIPANT


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Recreation Magazine - Spring 2012