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Spring

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Family Fun Guide

High Tech Workout New equipment that will let you surf the net while you exercise pg. 8

Painting Outdoors New classes teach you to paint in “Plein Air”

pg. 10

ALL ABOUT ARTS Entertainment & film conference comes to the Roanoke Valley pg. 16

Tips for HEALTHY Kids Avoiding sugary beverages pg. 38

SPLASH PARTY Summer is just around the corner, do you have birthday plans? pg. 62

Choosing a Camp Summer options for your kids!

(eight page special insert ) pgs. 29-36, 52, 55

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Spring 2013

A publication of:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Family Fun Guide

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

Cultural Arts

10-15

Life Skills

16-23

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

Technology, cooking, home improvement & special events

Aquatics 24-28 Swimming lessons, water aerobics & family play

pg.18

Wellness & Fitness

38-47

Athletics

48-51

Yoga, pilates, group-ex, martial arts, health, & personal training Archery, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer & football

Outdoors 52-55 Hiking, kayaking, environmental education & Camp Roanoke

Travel 56-59

pg.24

Vacations, bus tours, van outings & overnight trips

S u mm e r C a m p Pr e v i e w

Overnight Camps at Camp Roanoke

30 & 55

Traditional overnight programs at the area’s premiere camp

Full Day Camps

30-31

Half Day Themed Camps

32-34

Athletics Camps

35-36

Programs that are great for children with working parents

pg.38

Special interest programs for ages 3 to 17

Sports programs such as soccer, baseball, tennis & lacrosse

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

Green Ridge Recreation Center

Indoor aquatics, family fitness, daily admission & membership

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After School & Spring Break Programs 9 Reserve your space now!

Therapeutic Recreation Services 62 Recreation programs for individuals with disabilities

Parks Map & Facility Rentals

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

Online Registration Begins March 9 See next page for details!

Registration 62 How to register for our classes & activities


Using This Publication

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

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Look for symbols like those shown below to quickly determine age-appropriate

programs on each page. Look for specific age requirements in the program details box under the course description.

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

Early Online Registration - Begins Saturday, March 9 for County Residents ONLY County Resident Registration - Begins Monday, March 11 for County Residents Open Registration - Begins Wednesday, March 13 for Non-County Residents Online Registration is available by visiting

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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

Online

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.

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.

• Herman L. Horn E.S.


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

Dear friends and neighbors,

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pring is one of the busiest times of the year for our staff as we work to prepare our parks for warmer weather, and plan hundreds of camp programs for area youth. This program guide is bursting at the seams with 64 pages of recreation opportunities for the whole family. I’m proud to live and work in Roanoke County, where leisure activities are valued as an integral part of daily life. Our department is constantly working to improve your recreation facilities. Over the next few months, we’ll be completing a new boardwalk trail connecting Starkey Park with the South County Library. At Green Ridge Recreation Center, we’re investing in new interactive fitness equipment so you can stay connected while you’re working out. Recreation is all about staying connected, through quality time with your friends and loved ones. We hope that by providing the spaces to make that happen, Roanoke County Parks can make a positive impact on your life. 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 Ssunny Shah Murray Cook

Member At Large

Mike Roop Vacant

Debbie George

Administrative Staff

Doug Blount, Director Mark Courtright, Assistant Director of Parks David Weir, Assistant Director of Recreation 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 at (540) 387-6078 in advance to add an item to the agenda.

Alternate Magazine formats are available Call 772-7529 ext. 2

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 (540) 777-6327. Individuals with disabilities wishing to participate in general recreation programs must contact Roanoke County two weeks prior to the start of the program to discuss reasonable accommodations.

Tanglewood Mall Kids Klub is for children ages 5 - 11. Kids Klub features fun learning experiences with local organizations and mall tenants. Children will have fun at the movies, making crafts, learning about animals and so much more! Kids Klub will be Thursdays, June 20th thru August 1st. Six weeks of fun for only $10.00. Sign your child up today!

(540) 989.4388

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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 button shown here.

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Roanoke County offers healthy fun for everyone. While membership plans are available, you don’t have to be a member to enjoy this state-of-the-art facility!

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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

I like the people, I love the equipment, it’s just... ME time! - Katie Cordani

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

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Adult (18-54)

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$7

Child/Teen (1-17)

$7

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Over Fifty Five (55+)

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Green Ridge Membership Becoming a Green Ridge member is more cost effective than daily admission, and helps you improve your overall health. Membership also provides additional benefits not available to daily admission customers. Our rates offer flexible monthly payments with no long- term contracts and NO joining fee! Visit us at 7415 Wood Haven Rd. and take a free tour today. When you’re ready to become a member, simply sign up at the front desk.

Membership Benefit Classes

Membership Options

Individual Adult Ages 18 to 54

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

Green Ridge offers dozens of land and water group exercise programs FREE with your membership. For a complete look at our schedule, visit GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com Member benefit classes do not require pre-registration but fill on a firstcome, 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:

Family

Land Group-Ex

55+ Individual

• Arthritis Foundation Exercise • Awesome Arms & Lethal Legs • Back in Shape • Barre Exercise • Body Attack ™ by Les Mills • Body Pump ™ by Les Mills • Boot Camp • Cycling • Kick Punch Class • Memory Pump • Piloxing

• Power Sculpt • RIPPED • Tabadas • T’ai Chi • Whole Body Fit Camp • Yogilates • Zumba • Zumba Gold • Zumba Xpress

Water Group-Ex

• Arthritis Foundation Aquatics • Hydro-Fit • Sunrise Tai Chi • Wave Walker / Runner • Hydroplane

Two adults ages 18 and up with up to 6 children

Teen Ages 13 to 17

Children Ages 1 to 12

Ages 55 and up

55+ Couple Two adults ages 55 and up

Base Rate

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Splash Valley Add-on (Members ONLY!)

For a limited time, Green Ridge members are invited to purchase an add-on pass for unlimited 2013 admission to Splash Valley! Visit our website for details about payment. Base Rate

County Resident Rate

Individual (Ages 1-54)

$170

$113

Adult Couple / Single Parent

$275

$218

Family

$290

$227

Individual (Ages 55+)

$140

$83

Couple (Ages 55+)

$212

$140

Add-On Type

Only Green Ridge Members get the option to purchase a full season Splash Valley add-on!

Pre-paid Membership Discounts

New!

Want to save on your monthly membership fee? For a limited time, we’ve added some new ways to get a discount. • Prepay for THREE months - Get 5% off • Prepay for SIX months - Get 10% off • Prepay for TWELVE months - Get 15% off

Early Online Program Registration

As a Green Ridge member, you qualify to register early online for programs held at the center. Your membership allows you to sign up for your favorite classes online the Saturday before each quarterly sign-up period.

It’s fun, and it’s good for me! -Buddy Clayburn

KidZone & KidVenture (Members ONLY!)

Don’t worry about keeping an eye on the little ones while you’re at Green Ridge; we’ll do that for you! Children who are members from 6 weeks to 9 years of age are welcome for up to two hours per day. Older kids are taken to areas throughout the facility for guided activities with staff.

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

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Wellness Center

Green Ridge Amenities

Indoor Aquatics

Our indoor aquatics area is designed with family fun in mind. Whether you’re looking for a place to swim, splash, slide, or relax, there’s something for everyone. We also offer aquatics exercise classes and group or private lessons. The pool is kept at a comfortable 84 degrees, so it’s never too chilly to swim. The kids will love our 2.5 story slide and aquatic play area. Adults won’t want to miss the hot tub. Due to programming and lifeguard schedules, portions of the indoor pool may be closed each day. View our schedule at GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com.

Gymnasium

The gym features two full-size basketball courts with hardwood floors that can be divided with a center curtain. The facility is fully air conditioned, with six basketball backboards and two volleyball courts. Ping pong is now also available in the gym during scheduled hours. Due to programming and large sporting events, portions of the gym may be closed. See schedule for details.

Activity Room

This unique play area features a variety of active gaming equipment for you and your family to enjoy. Jump around on our interactive LightSpace Play Floor. Dance with your friends using the Xbox Kinect, or take advantage of one of the many other interactive games designed to keep you moving and fit. We’ve also recently added an Air Hockey and Foosball table to our amenities.

Coming Soon

To Green Ridge Recreation Center

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

Walking Track

Green Ridge offers one of the longest indoor tracks in the area, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains in all seasons. The track is open at all times during center operation. FAMILY & STROLLER TIMES: Adults pushing strollers, and children ages 6 to 9 with the accompaniment of a parent may use the track at these times: • Monday-Friday from 1:00am-4:00pm • Saturday-Sunday from 11:30am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge Events

Throughout the spring, look for variety of special events and family activities, all FREE for members! Paying daily admission customers are also welcome to attend. Here’s what we’ve planned so far:

• Spring Fling Family Fun Night

Friday, March 15 - 5:00pm-8:30pm (see page 17)

• Easter Eggstravaganza

Sunday, March 24 - 2:00pm-3:30pm (see page 18) New!

• Mother’s Day Tea Party

Saturday May 11 - 11:30am-1:00pm (see page 18) Run Now Tredmill

New Fitness Equipment • Technogym Run Now Tredmills • Technogym Crossover • Technogym Vario

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Interactive Features Vario • A video library with equipment instructions • Personalized training guidance • Television and radio viewing • Interface with your personal iPod, iPhone or other device • Interactive games to play while you’re working out • Internet access from your machine • Message boards about upcoming events & programs • Message boards about upcoming Green Ridge events

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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 fun day at Green Ridge Recreation Center when 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! For the Green Ridge camp, discounts are available for multiple child participants and Green Ridge members. Call 777-6300 for more information.

Spring Break is April 1-5. Do you have plans for your kids?

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

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

• Fort Lewis E.S. • Glen Cove E.S. • Glenvar E.S.

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

This school-based recreation program allows children to have fun while fostering physical, social, emotional, & cognitive development. Enjoy full day care five days a week, from 2:20pm to 6:00pm - with daily snacks and homework help. Take advantage of multiple child discounts! Activities include gym or playground time, snack time, quiet time and group or self-directed activities. Call 857-5035 for more!

Ridge Kids

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

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Teen Spring Break Camp

Parents-looking for supervised activities for your teen? Teenslooking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us for our Spring Break Camp week at Green Ridge! Monday we will head to Lynchburg and check out their cool Snowflex. Tuesday we will go bowling followed by a hike to Roaring Run Falls in the afternoon. Wednesday we will do Mini Golf in the morning with a cookout and outdoor games in the afternoon. Thursday we will head to the Cascades. Friday will be a trip to the New River Trail where we will rent bikes for the day. Please register before March 25 to reserve your spot. Fee includes snacks, daily activities and trips. Please bring a lunch daily. Early drop off from 7:30-9am and late pick-up from 4-6pm is available for an additional $5/time slot/day. For more information, please call 777-6315. Ages

Date

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Time

Place

Course #

Fee

11-15

Apr 1-5

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22191

$170

Lego Camp for Tweens

Watch your Legos come to life! You will have a blast creating fun Lego creations and adding a robotics component to your robots. We will use Lego Technic Sets as well as Mindstorms in this fun lego camp. Register early because spots are limited. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9-13

Apr 1-5

M-F

9:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

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$125

More Spring Break Options! Do you have an outdoor enthusiast or artist in the family? Check out our new Krafty Kids camp on page 15, or the new Nature Explorers program on page 53.

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

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Arts

Painting By Nature

Plein Air Classes at Brambleton Center

We’re offering two new landscape painting classes this spring!

By Scott Ramsburg

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uzanne Ross is no stranger to the great outdoors. In 1989, she and her husband bought a Winnebago and spent over a decade traveling around the Country. They would alternate winters in Texas, Arizona or Florida, and then return back to Roanoke in the spring and fall where they were campground hosts at the Roanoke Mountain campground. Suzanne is a Plein Air painter. Simply put, it means she is an artist that paints in the open air. “Plein Air has always been with us, and right now it’s one of the most current ways of making art,” says Suzanne. “In history it goes back to the cave man. They came in and began to paint what they saw on the cave walls. It’s always been around and has always been one of the steps to being a better painter.” Many artists feel intimidated painting outside of the studio environment. In the open air, conditions change even as you paint. Framing your painting is also difficult outdoors. When you’re painting from a picture, you’re working with something that already has a boundary and edge. Over the years, Suzanne has learned a few tricks for beginning Plein Air artists to get started. She tells her students to look at a picture frame with no picture in it to better visualize your end result. According to Suzanne, Plein Air techniques offer the artist a freedom unlike many types of painting. “The problem with having a photograph and then painting it, is you get locked in. You feel like you have to include everything. In Plein Air painting you can move mountains, add trees, or even put

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in a bird wherever you want. You’re a little more free with what you can do.” This spring, Suzanne Ross is returning to teach Plein Air Painting at Roanoke County’s Brambleton Center after several years away from instructing classes. Known for her outgoing personality and years of experience as an artist, Suzanne taught many of the center’s current crop of painting instructors. The recreation center environment is one of her favorite places to teach. “I love the students here because at Brambleton Center they see other art programs taking place. They have an attitude that here’s a place I can learn just about anything!” Suzanne’s favorite medium for Plein Air painting is watercolor. She likes it because the medium is inexpensive, non-toxic, and doesn’t require layering like oil painting. You can even use both sides of the paper to save on supply costs. For atmospheric painting, watercolor makes it easy to blend colors and float in clouds. Beginning artists often fear they won’t be able to make changes to their painting once pigment is on paper. Suzanne says that the first thing she shows her students is how to change your paint to any color, as long as you keep the paint wet. “It’s learning how the paint behaves. If you’ve raised children, you can paint! You learn what they’re like and what they’re capable of, and how you work with them. That’s just survival, right?”

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


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Is your child looking for an adventure this summer? Take a look at Hollinsummer’s seven distinct programs for young women and men. www.hollins.edu/hollinsummer

Arts

This class for the beginning student includes techniques such as 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. Six week program. Supply list will be given when class minimum is met. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

Watercolor Basics & Beyond

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

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Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 9-May 14

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10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22205

$86

New!

Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

Many artists discover that they feel most at home painting outdoors. Others find obstacles. Suzanne Ross found that Plein Air work suited her character, temperament, and time restraints, and this practice propelled her honestly into good and original paintings. Join her during dogwood blossoming season on site. Basic drawing and an intermediate level of watercolor painting is required. Learn about underpaintings, brush drawing in blue, lifting to correct, and simplifying the composition as you see new ways to interpret the landscape. Three week class. Supply list will be available when class minimum is met. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 8-22

W

9:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

22358

$67

New!

Plein Air Drawing

Painting en Plein Air is an artistic term that refers to painting landscapes on location, rather than in the studio from memory or imagination. Each week the class will be held at a different outdoor location. The first class will be held at the Brambleton Center where supplies will be discussed, locations of class and an Intro to Plein Air painting will be covered. Three week class. Instructor: Charlotte Hanks. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 20-May 4

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22204

$45

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We’re available by phone 24/7 and we also provide a pet loss support group that meets the second Saturday of every month. If you would like to attend, please call 540-265-7297. • On-site Cremation starting at $39.00 • Removal & Transportation • Caskets, Urns, Markers & Keepsake Jewelry, DVD Tributes, Memorial Folders

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 and really see what you are seeing. Shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. Supply list will be given when class minimum is met. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Ages

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Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 17-May 22

W

1:00pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

22249

$86

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

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

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

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Crafts

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Introduction to Stained Glass

Arts

This is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at stained glass and find out if you like it or not. There are no tools to buy for this course and all supplies are included in the fee. Your project will be approximately 5” x 8” with a simple design that will allow you to learn each step in the process. Instructor: Tanya Leslie. Ages

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Time

Place

Course #

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18+

Mar 25-Apr 3

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6:00am-8:30pm

Brambleton

22407

$96

Stained Glass

Arts

Oil painting student Leslie Wellner works on a still life in Michael Farrar’s class.

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Oil Painting by the Bob Ross Method

With the Bob Ross method of Oil Painting, you will complete each painting in just one class. Even people who have never painted before can create a work of art! Each painting is done on a 16x20 inch canvas using Bob Ross supplies. All supplies are included in the fee for Judy Moore-Gist classes; for Ed Gowen’s classes you must supply your own canvas, all other supplies included. Ages

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Instructor

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 9

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

21587

$79

18+

Mar 21

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

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$79

18+

Mar 23

Gowen

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9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

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$79

18+

Apr 13

Gist

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9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

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$79

18+

Apr 18

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

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$79

18+

Apr 27

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9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

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$79

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May 11

Gist

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9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

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May 16

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

22215

$79

18+

May 25

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

22217

$79

18+

Jun 8

Gist

Sa

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

22219

$79

18+

Jun 20

Gist

Th

9:30am-3:00pm

Brambleton

22220

$79

18+

Jun 22

Gowen

Sa

9:30am-4:30pm

Brambleton

22218

$79

Oil Painting

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 17-May 22

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22252

$86

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 and acrylic painting techniques in the acrylic process. Six week class. Supply list will be available when class minimum is met. Instructor: Susan Bradbury.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16-May 21

Tu

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

22535

$86

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: $215 includes tools and supplies; $172 includes tool rental and supplies; $138 includes supplies only no tools; $63 instruction only for the last four weeks. Six week program. Instructor: Tanya Leslie. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 15-May 20

M

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

22424

$63-$215

Beginning Sewing 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. Six week program. Instructor: Norma Silvius. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-May 6

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22234

$89

Intermediate Knitting

Intermediate knitting is designed for individuals who have already learned the knit and purl stitches. Add to your basic skills as you knit an article that may include increasing, decreasing, and making button holes. Pattern choices will be discussed at first class session. Supply list given when class minimum is reached. Four week program. Instructor: Carol Mesimer. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 8-29

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22331

$35

New!

Wood Flowers Basket

Get a fresh start on spring with a sunny array of tulips blooming in an antiqued wooden basket. Basket can be adorned with a house number, family surname, or decorative design of your choice. Flat basket shape is designed to hang from a door or wall. Includes all supplies. Two week program Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 24-May 1

W

6:45pm-8:45pm

Brambleton

22377

$42

Stone Sculpture

Create jewelry, table top sculpture, or ornaments from stone. Instructor Gail Geer is well known for her stone and marble works. Stone costs $2.50 per pound and can be purchased from the instructor at the first class. Six week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 27-May 1

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22374

$145

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


Mosaic Garden Art - Gazing Ball

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-29

M

6:00pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

22076

$149

Beaded Bracelet

These one of a kind bracelets can be made to match your taste and add color and character to any outfit. Choose your own glass, stone, wood, gemstone, or plastic beads to create a chic, stunning bracelet that makes a statement. Supply list given when class minimum is reached. Instructor: Carol Mesimer.

Hand Building in Clay

Create beautiful pots and clay forms by hand using simple tools, slabs of clay, or just by using your hands and fingers. In this class you will explore many techniques for handbuilt pottery. Ten week program. Instructor: Becky Carr. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 12-Jun 21

F

9:30am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22153

$175

Pottery Courses

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

Date

Instructor

Day

Time

Course #

Fee

18+ 18+

Apr 8-Jun 17

Leslie

M

1:00pm-3:30pm

22134

$175

Apr 8-Jun 17

Jordan

M

6:30pm-9:00pm

22135

$175

Apr 9-Jun 11

Werstlein

Tu

10:00am-12:30pm

22136

$175

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 30

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22329

$12

18+

18+

May 7

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22330

$12

18+

Apr 9-Jun 11

Campbell

Tu

6:30pm-9:00pm

22137

$175

18+

Apr 10-Jun 12

Jordan

W

6:30pm-9:00pm

22138

$175

18+

Apr 11-Jun 13

Legg

Th

1:00pm-3:30pm

22139

$175

18+

Apr 11-Jun 13

Dowling

Th

6:30pm-9:00pm

22140

$175

18+

Apr 6-Jun 15

Hodges

Sa

10:00am-12:30pm

22141

$175

New!

Master Potters Joy Tanner & William Baker

Pottery - Unlimited Studio Time!

Utilize the Brambleton Center pottery studio on your own during select hours throughout the spring session. Just $60. Call 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9) and register for course #22736

Pottery & Ceramics

A

Joy Tanner and William Baker, potters from the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, will share their love of pottery. They create wheel thrown and altered wood and soda fired stoneware and porcelain pots with textures inspired by nature. There will be a reception and conversation with the artist on Friday, that is free and open to the public with no registration needed. The workshop on Saturday will feature interactive demonstrations. Blue Ridge Potter’s Guild members pay a reduced fee of only $10, and public school teachers may attend for free. Ages

Adult

Clay College, A Technique Conference

The Blue Ridge Potters Guild and Brambleton Center present Clay College. There will be two sessions with demonstrations in Ceramic Jewelry Making, wheel throwing, mould plates and oval bakers, tool making from found objects, platter making details and painting on clay. Raku basics will be demonstrations using a portable kiln showing glaze, fire and reduction. Highwater Clay will be here with tools and supplies. Fee for Blue Ridge Potters Guild Members and area public school teachers are no charge. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

13+

Jun 1

Sa

1:00pm-4:00pm

Brambleton

22207

$10

Ceramics

Some greenware is available for purchase at Brambleton Center with a wide selection available to order from the ceramic catalog or buy your own from an outside source. 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.

Arts

Gazing balls can be a beautiful colorful accent in your garden. Make a mosaic gazing ball, about 8” x 9” in diameter, for your patio or garden. Use it indoors during the winter to brighten your house plant area. Learn how to prep a simple inflated ball and make a colorful mosaic using materials suitable for exterior use. Smaller 3, 4 and 5 inch spheres are often used for centerpieces or gifts. Fee includes all supplies. Five week program. Instructor: Dotti Stone.

Activity

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Lecture

Mar 22

F

6:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

n/a

$0

18+

Workshop

Mar 23

Sa

10:00am-4:00pm

Brambleton

22190

$25

New!

Underglaze Technique for Pottery

Get to know underglazes and their proper use for creating decorative work. Includes use of supplies and pattern transfer paper. Bring one fired pottery piece and a simple line or geometric pattern. Two week program. Instructor: Jo Robertson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 9-16

Tu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

22162

$39

New!

Sculpture Workshop with John Tobin

John Tobin will present both demonstrations and hands on instruction of sculpture. There will be a reception and conversation with the artist on Friday, April 26, that is free and open to the public with no registration needed. The workshop on Saturday, April 27, will feature interactive demonstrations. Blue Ridge Potter’s Guild members pay a reduced fee of only $20, and area public school teachers may attend for free. Ages

Activity

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Lecture

Apr 26

F

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

n/a

$0

18+

Mar 28-May 16

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22251

$52

18+

Workshop

Apr 27

Sa

10:00am-4:00pm

Brambleton

22206

$50

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

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Dance & Music

A

Adult

Egyptian Style Belly Dance for Beginners Arts

New!

Party Dancing

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. This class is a fun and effective way to exercise, relax and enjoy as an entertaining hobby. Six week program. Instructor: Elizabeth Watson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 9-May 14

Tu

7:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22235

$38

Learn how to look great dancing at social functions such as wedding receptions, cruises, Roanoke music festivals and more. Three party dances will be introduced: Swing, Rumba and Salsa. Learn these three distinct dance rhythms and some basic patterns including turns. Let Liz Becker get you started on your dance journey. Couples and Singles all welcomed to attend. Ages

Date

18+

Mar 23-May 4

Day

Sa

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22727

$38

World Infused Line Dance

What a great way to start the week-end! World Infused Line Dancing uses the sounds of Latin, Pop, Rock, Soul, Country and Ballroom in this new wave line dance class. It 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. Ages

Date

18+

Mar 22-Apr 19

Day

F

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton

22142

$42

Tap Dance

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

Date

18+

Apr 11-May 30

Day

Th

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

22368

$48

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. Five week program. Instructor: Donna Richardson. Ages

Date

18+

Apr 8-May 6

Day

M

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

22681

$31

Not quite ready to join the band? We’ve got beginner classes to get you started.

Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Learn to tune, play chords, read tablature and perform easy melodies. Bring your own guitar to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-11

Mar 19-May 7

12+

Mar 21-May 9

Tu

7:05pm-8:20pm

Green Ridge

22174

$51

Th

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

22166

12+

Mar 23-May 11

Sa

$51

8:20am-9:35am

Brambleton

22167

$51

Fingerstyle Guitar

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

Date

12+

Mar 21-May 9

Day

Th

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7:05pm-8:20pm

Brambleton

22168

$51

Harmonica for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to play campfire favorites ‘straight harp’, as well as beginning blues. Bring standard (diatonic) harmonica in key of C (Lee Oskar recommended but Hohner acceptable) to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. Ages

Date

12+

Mar 18-May 6

Day

M

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5:45pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

22164

$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 (AC Outlets available), extension cord, and method book ($13, will discuss at first class). Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

There’s a better way to work on your dance moves. Take a class with us!

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Ages

Date

Day

8-11

Mar 19-May 7

12+

Mar 18-May 6

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

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Tu

5:45pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22175

$51

M

7:05pm-8:20pm

Brambleton

22165

$51


New!

The History of Rock & Roll

Ages

Date

18+

Apr 1-May 20

Day

M

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6:00pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22408

$27

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. Ages

Date

18+

Apr 2-May 21

Day

Tu

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7:30pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

22332

$43

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. Date

16+

Apr 2-May 21

Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Yolanda Eaddy, brings out their creative side. The student will learn to design pieces out of slabs of clay along with learning coiling and pinch techniques. For students with the physical ability to do wheel work, the lessons will be centering, pulling and shaping clay. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-15

March 31-May 19

Su

2:00pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

22661

$159

Ceramic Easter Eggs

Wouldn’t you love to create your own eggs for your Easter basket, then join us and have fun painting ceramic eggs. All supplies included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-13

Mar 16

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22022

$21

New!

Pretty Hair Flowers and Bows

Bluegrass Banjo

Ages

Pottery for Ages 7+

Day

Tu

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

22333

$43

Arts

Take a journey through the music world beginning with Blues and Country music through the end of the 60’s and the break up of the Beatles. Learn the history of Rock in the 50’s, the early 60’S Pop, the British invasion, Motown and the 60’s Soul, Bob Dylan, Folk Rock and the British Blues. Keith Bonnice is a local artist who’s love of music comes through as he enjoys sharing his passion for music and it’s history. Eight week program.

Dress up your prettiest spring outfits with your own hair accessory creation. You will have the opportunity to create a variety of different hair accessories for your outfits. Learn how to make pretty flowers and cute bows for your headbands and clips. All instruction and supplies included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-12

Mar 25

M

5:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22348

$20

Marbled Clay Beads

This fun project can take on whatever look you want. Whether it’s a marbled design or one of more solid color, kids will have a blast putting them together. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-8

May 18

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Craig Center

22477

$30

Indoor Herb Pots Introducing “Krafty Kids Spring Break Camp”! A full week of fun while schools are out.

Youth Arts

Y

Yo u t h

New!

Krafty Kids Spring Break Camp

Explore your artsy side this spring break! We will create paper mache, ceramics, art on canvas, a spring wreath and much more during this week long camp. Full day option is available for $100 more for the week. During the full day, they will participate in full day spring break camp activities in the morning and then join Krafty Kids Spring Break Camp after lunch. If participating full day, please remember swim suit, towel, gym shoes and lunch. All art supplies are provided as well as a snack. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-12

Apr 1-5

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22371

$100

Surprise your mom & dad by making small pots for the kitchen window. Each time they use an herb from the pots they will think of you. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-8

Apr 6

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Craig Center

22475

$30

Fiesta Cooking for Kids

Come to the Fiesta! Learn some kid friendly Hispanic recipes. Instructor Melissa DePineda will teach you to cook flour tortillas, mexican wedding cookies and lots more! Please bring an apron to class. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

May 11

Sa

10:00am-2:00pm

Brambleton

22441

$45

Flower Power

Nothing shows affection like a hand made gift for Mother’s Day! We will make cards, boxes and frames using pressed flowers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-14

May 11

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Craig Center

22478

$30

Spring Flower Journal

Create a journal to store your precious memories. Give it a personal touch with your creativity and imagination. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-14

Mar 30

Sa

12:00pm-2:00pm

Craig Center

22476

$45

Online

It’s easy to sign up for your favorite program online! Visit RoanokeCountyParks.com

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

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life

Getting the Big Break Is Hollywood Calling You?

By Nancy Stafford - Actress/Writer/Producer

I

Get your start inthe film industry by participating in Roanoke County’s Arts & Entertainment Conference on April 12 & 13.

And right here in Virginia.

“ ’m DESPERATE!” said the voice on the phone. “Well…thanks for thinking of me”, I smiled. The voice said she was an agent. “A New York ad agency is coming to shoot five national commercials here in Miami! Can you come audition….pleeeease??”, the voice was sounding increasingly desperate. So I did audition. And I got them. All five of them. Thus began my career in the film industry. Today 30 years---and 250 commercials, six TV series, mucho guest-star and TV movies, and eight films later---I’m still loving every minute of this crazy, wonderful, challenging business. And it only happened because I became a big fish in a small pond. I started my career in Miami, a small market, worked diligently and in a few years was fortunate to become a big fish in that media pond. At the time, there were no classes in Florida for film and television acting. It was only LA or New York. I opted for New York, trained at Stella Adler Conservatory, and soon landed a soap on NBC. Then Hollywood beckoned and I was a series regular on a string of TV shows including “St. Elsewhere” and “Matlock”. In these past few years my dream of doing movies has come true (Finally! Persistence pays!) with numerous films shooting everywhere from Alaska to Florida, and nearly all points in between. Here’s the great news for you: Hollywood is no longer the only game in town. If you think you need to live in Hollywood to work in television or films, just take a look at the closing credits of movies like Lincoln or Argo. Countless productions are being filmed all over the country--TV series in Louisiana, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida; films in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Texas.

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There’s a growing industry here. You have beautiful and varied locations-- beaches and misty mountains, historic forts and grand plantations. And with favorable tax credits and incentives, and a growing pool of talented actors and crew, it’s a no-brainer for producers. Virginia is fast becoming a movie mecca. Local filmmakers and aspiring actors are saying “Hey, I can raise my family and enjoy a kinder, gentler lifestyle here and still pursue my dream!” You get to compete in the marketplace and you get to live here! I’m often asked my best advice to people wanting to get into film--it’s this: become a big fish in a small pond. Looking back, I’m so grateful that I started my career in a small market like Florida, rather than running off to Hollywood or New York prematurely. In a small market, such as Virginia, you can learn your craft, study, gain experience, build a resume---become a big fish in a small pond. Then if you care to try your hand at LA or NY, you’ll arrive there as an experienced and proven entity, an invaluable asset to any production. Today you don’t need a Hollywood zip code. There is more and more film work coming to Virginia---are you ready?! Come join me and other professionals April 12-13 for Roanoke County’s Arts & Entertainment Conference. Enjoy film screenings and Vendor tables. Come learn the art and craft of the film industry, discover the skills you need to get started, or sharpen your techniques to get to the next level. You’ll meet, talk with, and be trained by seasoned professionals—directors, producers, actors and screenwriters. I’m looking forward to seeing you in April!

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

Nancy is a professional actress, writer and producer living in California. Her website is www.nancystafford.com


Events

F

Fa m i l y

New!

Spring Friday Family Fun Night

One night only... Help us welcome Spring with “flower power night!” Dress for the 70’s and turn sugar cookies into flowerin’ art. Bounce the night away on our 14 foot tall, 35 foot wide inflatable obstacle course and our new pre-school bounce house in Gym A. Stay for family karaoke starting at 7:00pm. This event is free for Green Ridge members and only $5 for non-members (maximum $20 per family). Advance registration is suggested. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

ALL

Mar 15

F

5:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

22006

$5

MUSIC FROM THE MASTERS: Oscar Peterson • Miles Davis • Chick Corea • The Yellowjackets • Charlie Parker • Michael Brecker • Herbie Hancock • Duke Ellington • Benny Goodman • Count Basie • Glenn Miller • Ella Fitzgerald

Did you know that Roanoke County Parks hires over 200 seasonal workers during the summer to handle activities such as camps and aquatics facilities? See if there’s a job waiting for you! Positions include program staff, camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors, group exercise instructors, cooks, activity leaders, front desk staff, rentals staff and much more! Supervisors will be available to answer questions and provide information. Please apply online at www.roanokecountyva.gov/jobs for our summer seasonal positions. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Mar 16

Sa

9:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

$0

Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble- FREE Concert!

life

New!

Roanoke County Recreation Job Fair

A free jazz concert Sunday, March 17 at 3:00pm Cave Spring High School No advance tickets needed!

New!

Come listen to the music of the United States Air Force Jazz Ensemble. Created in 1941, this outstanding group has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing troop morale. The Rhythm in Blue ensemble is a 13 piece group which performs a variety of jazz, blues and funk pieces from the masters. Relax to the sounds of Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Count Basie and Glen Miller. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Mar 17

Su

3:00pm-4:30pm

Cave Spring HS

$0

New!

Arts & Entertainment Conference

Introducing a two-day Arts and Entertainment Conference filled with workshops, vendors and film screenings for fans, film students and professionals alike. The event will kick off with an opening reception complete with a film screening on Friday, April 12 and will conclude with a Gala and awards presentation on Saturday evening, April 13, both being held at the Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View. Film and theater enthusiasts will also be able to find the missing gem in their memorabilia collection by browsing the various vendors who will be on hand. Opportunities will abound to meet, interact and talk with the guest stars. Ages

Admission

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

All

Opening Reception

Apr 12

F

7:30pm9:30pm

Holiday Inn Rke Valley View

22336

$10

All

Workshops Only Regular

Apr 13

Sa

9:00am5:00pm

Burton Center for Arts

22338

$20

All

Workshops Only Student

Apr 13

Sa

9:00am5:00pm

Burton Center for Arts

22735

$10

All

Closing Gala

Apr 13

Sa

7:00pm11:00pm

Holiday Inn Rke Valley View

22339

$50

All

Full Event Ticket

Apr 12-13

F-Sa

See Above

Burton Center for Arts

22337

$60

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

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Events

F

Cornhole Tournament

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

Mar 22

F

4:00pm-5:00pm

Craig Center

22435

$0

life

Easter Eggstravaganza

Come join the Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’ with crafts, activities, dancing and even ‘eggercising’ with the funny bunny. Photo opportunities are scheduled in the lobby so bring your camera. Don’t miss the ‘eggstra’ special activities just for you. Green Ridge daily admission applies. Members are free. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

ALL

Mar 24

Su

2:00pm-3:30pm

Green Ridge

21997

New!

Mother’s Day Tea Party

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a fun tea party with your children! Mother’s are free-registration is per child with a sibling discount. Enjoy a tea party and a craft with your child(ren). Happy Mother’s Day! Mom is free. First child $10, each additional is $8. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

All

May 11

Sa

11:30am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

22177

$8-10

The Amazing County Treasure Hunt

We’re “caching in on greenways” for the fifth straight year! Using GPS technology, you, your family, friends, or team will search for hidden “treasure” at some of the most beautiful spots along the greenways of Roanoke County. Preregistration recommended by calling (540) 777-6326, or an advance registration form is available online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

May 11

Sa

11:00am-3:00pm

Green Ridge

$0

Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores three points, while one on the platform scores one point. Join us for our Inaugural Cornhole Tournament! Play individually or as a team. Ages

Registration

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6+ 6+

Team

May 4

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22643

$40

Individual

May 4

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22672

$25

Country Store and Flea Market

Bring your antiques, clothing, household goods, toys or handmade crafts that you would like to sell. Vendors must collect 5% sales tax on all items sold. The events at Craig Center and Green Ridge Centers are open to vendors ages 18 and up while Brambleton is for vendors ages 55 and up. Vendor fees vary according to the location. All are free for the public to attend. Ages

Day

Time

Place

Call to Register

Course #

21668

All

Mar 8

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

772-7529

All

Apr 12

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

772-7529

22247

All

May 10

F

9:00am-1:00pm

Brambleton

772-7529

22248

All

May 4

Sa

8:00am-1:00pm

Craig Center

857-5035

22433

All

Apr 27

Sa

9:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

777-6315

22172

Blue Ridge Kite Festival

See why kite enthusiasts from throughout the East Coast travel to Green Hill Park every year for this FREE event. Bring your kite and your lawn chair as you enjoy a day of outdoor fun. The Richmond Air Force Kite Club will be there for live demonstrations. Free kids kite & event shirts available while supplies last. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

All

Apr 20

Sa

10:00am-4:00pm

Green Hill Park

$0

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“Caching in on Greenways!”

Pre-register NOW, or sign-up the day of the event! (540) 777-6326 RoanokeCountyParks.com

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

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 greenway 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. Media support by:

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


New!

Bugs and Dirt

Squishy and wiggly is the theme of this fun, messy preschool program. Please dress in play clothes as everyday we will be exploring the world of bugs and dirt. We will learn about lifecycles as well as habitats of our insect friends through games, crafts and activities. Must be potty trained. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

May 2-16

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22328

$40

New!

Around the World The preschool programs on this page focus on social integration and cognitive skills development ol

New!

Teddy Bear Picnic

Save a seat for your favorite stuffed animal and let’s have a picnic. We will play games, have lunch, and be silly with our best friends. Please have your child bring his or her favorite stuffed pal for a fun lunch date. Must be potty trained. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-6

Mar 30

Sa

11:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

22376

$20

New!

What’s The Weather

Rain, Snow, Sun and Wind! Learn about the weather around us through crafts, games and activities. We will make an art or craft project and do a movement activity each day, and look for inspiration in nature. Must be potty trained. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 9-23

Tu

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22345

$40

New!

Spring Sillies

It’s play time at Green Ridge! Green Ridge is opening it’s gymnasium to kids ages 18 months to four years. There will be riding toys, mats, dramatic play toys and FRIENDS to play with. Moms, think of it like a really great indoor play date...and you don’t even have to clean your house! Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at all times. Must be potty trained. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18mo-4yr

Apr 9-30

Tu

10:00am-11:00am

Green Ridge

22369

$15

18mo-4yr

May 7-28

Tu

10:00am-11:00am

Green Ridge

22370

$15

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

May 3-17

F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22335

$40

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Preschool Fun

Let’s create a passport and travel around the world! Your child will ‘visit’ other countries and play games and learn about different cultures. Everyday will include a new ‘itinerary’ of countries visited with souvenirs to take home. Must be potty trained.

Noodling with Numbers - Kindergarten Prep

Your child will learn numbers through play! Educational games, crafts and activities will help them with learning kindergartenready math skills. Among skills practiced will be shapes, sorting, matching and of course number recognition! All materials included in fee. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

May 7-28

Tu

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22372

$35

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Spring Candy Fun

Sticky, yummy candy to take home to fill your baskets! We will be creating a few of the most popular basket fillers-marshmallow peeps, lollipops, and chocolate candy. All materials provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-11

Mar 28

Th

5:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

22018

$25

New!

Pirate Days

Arrrrggghhh! Join yer fellow mateys during fun pirate adventure days! We will walk the plank, search for treasure, and be on the lookout for sharks and crocs! This fun program is filled with games, crafts, and adventure for your preschooler. Sign up to reserve your child’s spot! Must be potty trained. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 11-25

Th

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22326

$40

New!

Planet Earth

Celebrate Earth Month! We will learn about recycling and protecting our planet through games, crafts and activities. Your child will have a better understanding and appreciation for our planet after this fun program. Everyday will include a cool take-home project. Must be potty trained. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Apr 12-26

F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22327

$40

Teens are invited splash around, or just rock out with a DJ at Teen Night!

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Teen Night at Splash Valley

Celebrate the beginning of summer with your friends-waterpark style! Come out for an evening of fun at Splash Valley Waterpark. Hang out with your friends while a DJ spins your favorite tunes. Being a teen this night gives you reduced admission rate and a chance for door prizes! $5 at the gate or register in advance to reserve your spot. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

13-17

Jun 1

Sa

4:00pm-7:00pm

Splash Valley

22176

$5

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

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Hobby & Home

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Adult

New!

High Hopes Dog Obedience Training

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New at Green Ridge Recreation Center-Dog Obedience and Puppy Kindergarten classes! All class are taught by High Hopes Dog Training. After registering for the program, a dog registration form will be e-mailed to owners and must be filled out to complete registration.

Over 55

This puppy needs some excitement! Sign him up for our new lineup of obedience classes.

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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 25

M

11:30am-1:00pm

Shaker’s Valley View

21689

$0

55+

Apr 22

M

11:30am-1:00pm

Montano’s

22239

$0

55+

May 20

M

11:30am-1:00pm

CiCi’s Pizza

22238

$0

Puppy Kindergarten: This class is for puppies aged 10-20 weeks. Your puppy will socialize with other puppies as well as have experiences that will enable all puppies to become confident, and even-tempered dogs. The following skills will be covered: play-biting, house-training, sit, come and drop it, confidence building exercises, and socialization. Obedience 101: This beginner class is for dogs six months and older. We will use positive reinforcement to train your dog in a fun, easy way. Classes include educating owners about canine nutrition, exercise, and enrichment activities. You and your dog will work together as a team learning both verbal commands and hand signals for the following behaviors: sit, down, stay, look, leave it, off, come, heel, and release. Ages

Driver’s Safety Program

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Mar 25-26

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

21677

$12/$14

55+

Apr 22-23

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

22245

$12/$14

55+

May 20-21

M-Tu

8:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

22246

$12/$14

Pot Luck Lunches

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Mar 1

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

21686

$0

55+

Mar 22

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

21683

$0

55+

Apr 26

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

22244

$0

55+

May 24

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Living Well Ch

22243

$0

55+

Mar 21

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cv. Fire

21680

$0

55+

Apr 18

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cv. Fire

22242

$0

55+

May 16

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cv. Fire

22241

$0

Social Clubs

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

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Class

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Pup

Mar 19-Apr 30

Tu

5:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22489

$125

18+

Pup

May 7-Jun 11

Tu

5:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22490

$125

18+

101

Mar 17-May 5

Su

11:00am-12:00am

Green Ridge

22713

$125

18+

101

Mar 19-Apr 30

Tu

6:15pm-7:15pm

Green Ridge

22491

$125

18+

101

May 7-Jun 11

Tu

6:15pm-7:15pm

Green Ridge

22492

$125

18+

101

May 12-Jun 16

Su

11:00am-12:00am

Green Ridge

22714

$125

New!

Advanced Dog Obedience / Canine Good Citizen

Has your dog mastered the basics in Obedience 101? Sign them up to become a Canine Good Citizen! This advanced class focuses on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. It is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 12-Jun 16

Su

12:15pm-1:15pm

Green Ridge

22712

$150

18+

mar 17-May 5

Su

12:15pm-1:15pm

Green Ridge

22711

$150

Get Paid to Talk: Intro to Professional Voiceovers

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 25

M

6:30pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

22152

$19

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


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+

Mar 26-May 21

Tu

6:30pm-9:30pm

Brambleton

22721

$89

Cute Gifts for Baby

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 14

Th

5:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22012

$20

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Create a super-cute Diaper Wreath and Onesies Cupcake Set for an upcoming baby shower. These gifts are fun to make and add a fun twist to traditional shower gifts. Please bring four onesies that you would like to use as ‘cupcakes’. All other materials and instruction is included in the fee.

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Private Cooking Party

Are you looking for a different kind of girls, couples or friends night out? Planning a shower or retirement party? Why not have a private cooking party, just for your own special group of 7 to 10 in the Brambleton Center Teaching kitchen. You arrange the time and choose the menu from several options with our popular cooking instructor, Maxine Fraade. For further information call 772-7529 extension 0. Fee is $34 per person.

Sushi Workshop

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2

Tu

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

22353

$34

Sushi for Couples

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. Bring a romantic dessert to share with the class! The fee is per couple and only one person needs to register. Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4

Th

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

22356

$64

New!

New Thai Workshop

Maxine is just back from her most recent trip to Thailand with some new recipes. You will make Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup), easy Thai grilled chicken just in time for BBQ season, and the delicious traditional Northern Thai dessert, Mango with Sticky Rice! Fabulous! Instructor: Maxine Fraade. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 11

Th

6:00pm-9:00pm

Brambleton

22359

$34

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

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echnology classes shown on this page are taught in South County Library’s new state-of-the-art computer lab featuring 18 computers, SMARTBoard technology, and projection and sound system. All classes are taught by experienced instructors who also serve as library staff, which means that fine-tuning your knowledge doesn’t stop once the class ends. Staff is available by phone, email, chat, text, or visit to the library. South County Library is located in the heart of Cave Spring at 6303 Merriman Road, directly across from Penn Forest Elementary School. Registration will be taken online at RoanokeCountyParks.com, at recreation centers, or at South County Library. For specific questions about library programs call (540) 777-8782

Technology

A

Adult

iPad for Beginners

So you’re the proud owner of a new or new-to-you iPad. Now you’re asking yourself, ‘What’s next?’ Let us show you during this two-hour class. Not only will we cover the iPad’s many features, we’ll also help you personalize yours so it works best for you. After we have these basics out of the way, we’ll focus on the fun part - apps! We’ll show you how to find, download, and start using new apps, and then we’ll showcase a handful of popular and useful ones. Don’t forget to bring your iPad to class! Pre-requisite: Please know your Apple ID and password. If you need help with this, please come to class 60 minutes early for assistance. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 24

W

10:00am-12:00pm

SoCo Library

22565

$20

18+

May 21

Tu

2:00pm-4:00pm

SoCo Library

22567

$20

iPad: The Next Step

If you’re feeling pretty comfortable with your iPad, it’s time to take that knowledge to the next step. In this class we’ll focus on Apple’s iCloud, a suite of Internet-based services from Apple. Introduced in 2011 as a free service with up to 5GB of storage, it includes e-mail, contacts, and calendars, as well as automatic synchronization of content between Macs, iDevices, and Windows PCs. This means your ‘stuff’ follows you wherever you are! Two popular cloud-based services, CloudOn and DropBox, will also be covered in this two-hour session. Don’t forget to bring your iPad to class! Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of iPad (see iPad for Beginners).

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New!

Kindle Fire HD

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Jun 11

Tu

2:00pm-4:00pm

SoCo Library

22593

$20

Kindle Fire HD, Amazon’s tablet computer, has grown in popularity as a smart and economical alternative to Apple’s iPad. Let us help you get the most out of this nifty device. Once you learn what’s where, we’ll work on personalizing your settings, show you how to use Overdrive to download free books from the library, use the camera, install and manage apps, and browse the web. Please remember to bring your Kindle Fire to class! Pre-requisite: Please know the email address and password associated with your Amazon account. If you need help with this, please come to class 60 minutes early for assistance. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 30

Tu

10:00am-12:00pm

SoCo Library

22583

$20

New!

Facebook for Beginners

With over a billion - that’s 1,000 million! - users, Facebook is easily the most popular of all social media today. It’s also free, fun, and a great way to stay in touch with people around the country and the world. Let us help you get started. After learning your way around, we’ll show you how to edit your profile, post pictures and comments, find friends and handle friend requests, control privacy and other background settings, send and check messages, play games, and use chat and apps. Whew! Pre-requisites: Please have your Facebook account set up before coming to class. If you need help with this, please come to class 60 minutes early for assistance. A working email address (please know your username and password) is necessary to set up your Facebook account. A basic understanding of computers is a must! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 7-8

Tu-W

2:00pm-4:00pm

SoCo Library

22585

$30

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

Visit our website to register for any program on this page! Don’t know how? Take a class.


Excel 2010 for Beginners

Excel has become a cornerstone program for the workplace, and you don’t want to be left behind. This course will get you up and running. Here you’ll learn about the Excel interface, entering and editing data, managing worksheets, basic formulas, autosum, sorting and filtering, and printing your final creation. Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of computers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 22-23

W-Th

2:00pm-4:00pm

SoCo Library

22586

$40

New!

Excel 2010: The Next Step

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

May 29-30

W-Th

2:00pm-4:00pm

SoCo Library

22587

$40

PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners

Create effective and interesting presentations that will wow your audience using America’s most popular presentation software. After a basic overview, you’ll learn how to design slides, add effects, create and view slide shows, and discover different ways to print slides. Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of computers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Apr 23

Tu

6:30am-8:30pm

SoCo Library

22550

$20

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Tips & Tricks for Shooting Video

Ever wonder how you can get your home movies and videos to look more professional? Join us as we discuss setting up your camcorder, creating perfect lighting and tips including everything from saving your battery life, shooting in the dark and recording special events. We will be sure to discuss using the video function on your smart phone for on the go capture. Instructor: Shannon Lugar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Mar 12

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22119

$19

Digital Photos: 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: Shannon Lugar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Mar 26

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22362

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In this course we’ll delve into some of Excel’s more popular and useful advanced features. These include the functions wizard (including a tutorial on VLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH functions for database lookups), charts, pivot tables, data validation, what-if analysis, and more. Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of Excel (See Excel 2010 for Beginners).

Photo & Video

$19

Digital Photos: Exploring Manual Settings

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: Shannon Lugar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

May 18

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22364

$19

iPhone / Smartphone Photography The new South County Library is home to a computer lab with 18 workstations!

New!

GIMP: Image Editing Without Photoshop

Photoshop is the leading image-editing application in the world of digital media, a powerful tool for both the business minded and the artistically inclined. It’s also very pricey. Enter GIMP, a polished, user-friendly, and free competitor that gets a rare five stars from the respected tech media website CNET. During this class you’ll learn how GIMP can be used to process photos and manipulate or reconstruct multiple images into a single composite. Intermediate computer skills required. Three week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Jun 12-26

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

SoCo Library

22596

$60

Basic Computer Repair

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 2-30

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22322

$91

18+

Apr 3-May 1

W

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22323

$91

As the old adage goes, ‘The best camera to have is the one that’s always with you.’ We carry our phones with us everywhere making them the most accessible device for capturing creative shots and life’s unexpected moments. This class will provide tips to get the best shots, as well as some of today’s leading in-phone editing and sharing apps. Instructor: Shannon Lugar. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Apr 9

Tu

6:00pm-8:00pm

Brambleton

22365

$19

18+

Apr 27

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22366

$19

New!

Saving Your Digital Photos

Most of us have experienced the heartbreak of losing a treasured digital photo. We don’t want this to happen to you again! During this class we’ll talk about how to save and print your pictures through an online service (Shutterfly.com) and what to do with your pictures after you print them, including where to store and how to label them. We will also go over how to save your pictures to a CD or DVD using Windows 7. Pre-requisites: Have a working email address (please know your username and login) and a basic understanding of personal computers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Apr 25

Th

1:30pm-3:30pm

SoCo Library

22577

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

$20

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Aquatics

Splash Into Summer Water Park Opens Memorial Day

Admission

Non-County County Ages 1-17 $8 $6 Ages 18-54 $9 $7 Ages 55+ $7 $5 ALL After 4pm $7 $5

Hours

11:00am to 7:00pm*

*County Residents may enter at 10:00am on weekends & holidays

Operating Dates Early Season May 24-27 June 1-2

Regular Season June 5- August 18 Late Season August 24-25** August 31- September 2

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Mark your calendars for May 24, the first day of the Splash Valley season.

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plash Valley Water Park enters an exciting fourth season of operation this May, and we’ve got some exciting new activities and events planned to keep you coming back for more! Check out our website www.SplashValleyWaterPark.com for more information. Here are a few things you can look forward to this season: • Munchie Mondays - Every Monday after 4:00PM beginning June 10, stick around for a special treat. We’ll bring out FREE popcorn or other tasty snacks for your enjoyment. • $5 Wednesdays - To help you get over hump day, we’re offering discounted admission of just $5 per person, all day every Wednesday, regardless of age or residency!

• Fun-tastic Fridays - Stay tuned for more information about a new series of special events taking place on select Friday nights this summer. There will be music, themed activities and much more. • More Shade - Once again we’re expanding the shaded areas at Splash Valley, with new funbrellas to relax under. • Dip’n Dots - Back by popular demand, your favorite ice cream treat returns to the water park. • Birthday Parties - We’ve expanded our party rental packages this year! Now you’ll get THREE PIZZAS with every party booking, plus unlimited swim time for your guests. See page 62 for more! • Group Rates - Have a group of 20 or more? Pay just $6 per visitor and reserve your spot so you don’t have to wait in line (Sunday through Friday ONLY). We’re also offering Tuesday morning swim options for qualifying area youth programs and camps. • Extended Days** - If Roanoke County schools go back after Labor Day, we’ll be extending our season to give your family extra pool time. Visit our website for details.

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


Adult Aquatics

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Adult

New!

Aquatic Tai Chi

Connect mind and body by blending the flowing moves of Tai Chi with the properties of water in our heated indoor pool. Improve mental focus, posture, balance and coordination, flexibility and strength. All abilities welcome. Green Ridge members may participate by drop-in at any time for no fee. Instructor: Susan Kraughto. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 22-May 24

F

8:00am-8:45am

Green Ridge

22307

$35

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 18-May 22

M, W

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

22261

$70

18+

Mar 22-May 24

F

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

22262

$35

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 23

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22588

$65

New!

Hydroplane

Add something new to your fitness routine this Spring. This class is a combination of group land training combined with aquatic training in a boot camp style format. You will do 30 minutes of land cardio and 30 minutes of water cardio with a 10 minute break for a quick change. This class is designed with a holistic fitness approach in mind. Green Ridge members may participate by drop-in at any time for no fee. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 28-May 2

Th

6:20pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22592

$50

Aquatics

Do you have trouble moving or have pain in your joints? Try the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program! The warmth and buoyancy properties of the water will help decrease pain and stiffness in joints while improving your range of motion. Stretching is a key component to gaining increased quality of life. Program exercises are designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. Green Ridge members may participate by drop-in at any time for no fee.

Join us for a seminar with National Pools on how to maintain your home pool and get a free test kit. This class will include technical training in pool pumps, filters, flow rate, chemicals, Virginia Graham Baker Law and safety. National Pools was founded in 1977 and has constructed or renovated over 100 pools in the Roanoke Valley since then. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hydro Fit

This medium intensity class is a total body workout which includes intervals of short cardio bursts and strength training exercises. Develop your flexibility, core strength and endurance. A variety of water fitness equipment will be utilized. Green Ridge members may participate by drop-in at any time for no fee. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 18-May 22

M, W

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

22282

$70

18+

Mar 22-May 24

F

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

22283

$35

Wave Walker / Runner

This class is held in the a variety of current channels in the indoor pool and uses the resistance of the water to build strength and overall body toning. Get a high cardiovascular workout! Water shoes are highly recommended. Participants can structure the necessary resistance according to their fitness levels. Green Ridge members may participate by drop-in at any time for no fee. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 19-May 23

Tu, Th

8:00am-8:50am

Green Ridge

22315

$70

Our new “Hydroplane” program combines the benefits of both land and aquatic group exercise techniques!

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 may need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. We have a comfortable, nonthreatening environment and patient instructors to help participants reach their full potential. No classes March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

22259

$48

18+

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

22258

$63

18+

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

22260

$63

Adult Stroke Technique

Jump in and take this opportunity to increase your swimming efficiency and gain confidence. A class intended for those who would like assistance with improving their stroke technique, breathing pattern, and endurance. We welcome those who are looking to improve their basic strokes through the triathlete. No classes March 30-April 4.

Aquatic exercise is easier on your joints and muscles than traditional land-based group exercise. Give it a try!

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:45am-11:30am

Green Ridge

22257

$48

18+

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

22255

$63

18+

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

22256

$63

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

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

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Baby Drops

No need to wait! Start building your baby’s confidence and swimming readiness now. This is a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Parental participation is required. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-18mo

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

22264

$33

6-18mo

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

22263

$43

6-18mo

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

22265

$43

Aquatics

Tiny Bubbles

Join your child as they discover the world of water. Toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. A comfortable, fun, and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

19-36mo

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

9:20am-9:50am

Green Ridge

22313

$33

19-36mo

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

22311

$43

19-36mo

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:40pm

Green Ridge

22312

$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. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming to test your child’s readiness. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-4

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:45am-11:15am

Green Ridge

22301

$33

3-4

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

22299

$43

3-4

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

5:50pm-6:20pm

Green Ridge

22300

$43

Big Ripples & Tidal Waves classes allow full participation without a parent to supervise!

Big Ripples

Celebrate your child’s independence in the water. Children are encouraged to develop arm strokes, kicking, floating, and submerging independently. For this class, your child must be able to participate fully in class without a parent or care giver. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

22268

$33

4-5

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22266

$43

4-5

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22267

$43

Tidal Waves

Jump in, float, and swim! Children get moving with their face in the water, arm strokes and kicking with freestyle and back stroke. They will also begin learning breathing patterns. Water safety is highly emphasized and discussed at every opportunity. Children move directly to Level 2 after completion of this course. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:00am-10:30am

Green Ridge

22310

$33

4-5

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22308

$43

4-5

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

6:30pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22309

$43

Get started as early as 6 months. They’ll feel more comfortable in the water throughout life.

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Youth Lessons

Stroke Refinement

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Level I Lessons

Let’s have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. Participants will learn beginning swimming strokes, breath holding, floating, and kicking, all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each week that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

9:10am-9:50am

Green Ridge

22286

$44

5-12

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

22284

$58

5-12

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:40pm

Green Ridge

22285

$58

Be ready to reach and exceed your expectations! Participants will become more confident and adjusted to placing their face in the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with breathing patterns. Fun and safety are not forgotten either! No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-11

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

22289

$44

7-11

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

22287

$58

7-11

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

22288

$58

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-18

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:00am-10:45am

Green Ridge

22305

$48

7-18

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

22304

$63

7-18

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

6:00pm-6:45pm

Green Ridge

22306

$63

New!

Swimming Clinics

Join us for Mini Summer Swimming Tune-Ups. We are having three clinics just before summer swimming to help get you ready for swim team. Each clinic will only focus on two strokes and will be geared towards all swimmers not just swim team members. Pre-registration is required. One day clinics include: Freestyle & Backstroke, Breaststroke & Butterfly and finally Flips & Turns. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-13

Mar 23

Sa

11:45am-12:45pm

Green Ridge

22398

$12

5-13

Apr 13

Sa

11:45am-12:45pm

Green Ridge

22399

$12

5-13

Apr 27

Sa

11:45am-12:45pm

Green Ridge

22400

$12

Aquatics

Level II Lessons

Complete your swimming journey by taking this final class. Here you will refine all your strokes so that maximum efficiency and coordination is accomplished and you are more at ease with your swimming skills. Longer distances will not seem so challenging as your endurance increases. Flip turns are also introduced at this level. Must be able to swim front crawl and back crawl for 25 yds. No class March 30-April 4.

Level III Lessons

Now you’re really a swimmer! At this level, the swimmer should be very confident and comfortable in the water. They must be able to float on their back, rollover, and perform front float prior to the start of this class. Emphasis on coordination of breathing, arm strokes, and kicking in front crawl and back crawl. Dolphin kick, scissor kick and elementary backstroke are also introduced. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-12

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

22295

$44

7-12

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

22293

$58

7-12

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

22294

$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 your face in the water and utilize a rhythmic breathing pattern. Focus at this level is on performing strokes efficiently to increase your endurance. Upon completion of this class participants will have been introduced to butterfly, sidestroke, breaststroke and turns on the wall. No class March 30-April 4. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

7-12

Mar 23-May 4

Sa

10:00am-10:40am

Green Ridge

22298

$44

7-12

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

22296

$58

7-12

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

5:10pm-5:50pm

Green Ridge

22297

$58

Afraid to put that first toe in the water? Our new swimming clinics offer quality lessons without having to come back multiple days.

Youth Fun

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Water Wars

Got swimming skills? Put them to the test and participate in a water scavenger hunt, tag games, underwater tic-tac-toe and water hole! This is the ultimate aquatic adventure and more. Test your strength, coordination and reasoning skills all while enjoying our indoor pool and having a blast. This program is designed for students who are able to swim independently. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-13

Mar 16

Sa

9:30am-11:30am

Green Ridge

21930

$20

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

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Aquatics

Be a part of the aquatics team! This intensive training teaches high protection standards for guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course, participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for a minute. Classes are Wed-Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sun. 8am-1pm. (April 2nd-5th class will be Tues-Wed 8am-4pm, Thurs-Fri. 8am-1pm). Participants must bring a swim suit. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

15+

Mar 6-10

Various

Various

Green Ridge

21919

$240

15+

Apr 2-5

Various

Various

Green Ridge

21920

$240

15+

Apr 17-21

Various

Various

Green Ridge

21921

$240

15+

May 1-5

Various

Various

Green Ridge

21922

$240

15+

May 8-12

Various

Various

Green Ridge

21925

$240

Water Safety Instructor Training

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 16 years old and be proficient in the following swimming strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Hours vary. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

March 19-28

Tu, Th, Sa, Su

Varies

Green Ridge

22393

$200

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Pre-registration is required by calling 777-6303. Spaces are limited.

Private & Homeschool Private & Semi-Private Lessons

A certified swim instructor will develop a program that meets the goals and swim lesson needs of each individual. Days and times are flexible to accommodate your schedule. Semi-private lessons are for two-to-three individuals at once. Please form groups of similar ages and/or ability levels. Register by calling 777-6303. Ages

Lesson Type

Quantity

Duration

Fee

All

Private

5

30 minutes

$75

All

Private

10

30 minutes

$140

All

Semi-private

5

30 minutes

$45 per person

All

Semi-private

10

30 minutes

$80 per person

Homeschool Lessons

Join our home-school classes at a new time and have your child’s PE class at the pool, now at a new more convenient time. Although the levels have been combined, they will contain all the skills from each level so that the participants will gain an all around good swimming introduction. They will all contain a safety component and will work on skills from the beginner swimmer through a more advanced swimmer. Ages

Level

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

3-5

Pre

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

1:20pm-1:50pm

Green Ridge

22280

$43

3-5

Pre

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

1:20pm-1:50pm

Green Ridge

22281

$43

5-12

1&2

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

12:40pm-1:20pm

Green Ridge

22276

$58

5-12

1&2

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

12:40pm-1:20pm

Green Ridge

22277

$58

5-12

3&4

Mar 26-Apr 25

Tu, Th

1:20pm-2:00pm

Green Ridge

22278

$58

5-12

3&4

Apr 30-May 23

Tu, Th

1:20pm-2:00pm

Green Ridge

22279

$58

Bring Your Own Swim Group

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Bring your own swimming group! Having a hard time finding a group lesson that works for your family’s busy schedule? If you have four or more people, we are happy to find an instructor and a time during our morning pool hours so that you can have your swim lesson at your convenience. Gather four or more of your friends together and call 777-6303 to set up your personal group lesson.

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


All camps NOW OPEN for registration! Save $$ before April 8.

Contents Overnight Camps - Page 30 Full-Day Camps Youth - Pages 30-31 Full-Day Camps Teen - Page 31 Super Size the Fun - Page 32 Themed Camps Preschool - Pages 34 Themed Camps Youth - Pages 32-33 Themed Camps Teen - Page 33 Athletics Camps - Pages 35-36

Mark Your Calendar

April 8 - Early Bird Registration Savings Ends - Don’t miss your opportunity to save a few extra dollars by registering early. Follow the cloud to see how much you could be saving. April 27 - Camp Roanoke Open House - See if Camp Roanoke will be right for your child. Meet the staff, climb the tower, tour the camp and enjoy some hot dogs and hamburgers on us!

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER FOR CAMP 1 - Register Online - at RoanokeCountyParks.com, Click on the Register Online icon shown below. Type the course code of the camp you want in the search box, or click on the programs and activities tab, and select summer camps on the left. * 2 - Register By Phone - Call us at (540) 387-6078 ext 0 *

Super Size Your Childrens’ Fun!

3 - Register In Person - Visit the Brambleton Center at 3738 Brambleton Ave, Green Ridge Recreation Center at 7415 Wood Haven Rd in North County, or our Administrative Offices at 1206 Kessler Mill Rd in Salem. *

See page 32 for more details on this great opportunity!

Early Bird Savings

Save money when you register by April 8 Camps up to $100 - Save $5 Camps $101-$200 - Save $10 Camps $201+ - Save $25

* HEALTH FORMS - Every camper must have a current year health form on file with us to participate in every program in this guide. A 2013 Roanoke County Health Form is required at least one full week before your program starts. Your registration is not considered complete until the form is received. Visit www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/campforms

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Traditional outdoor programs.

Camp Roanoke Explorer *

Want to create the memories of a lifetime? The Explorer program provides a safe and fun co-ed, residential experience in a pristine outdoor environment. Your days will be spent canoeing, hiking, climbing our rock wall, playing field games, making arts and crafts projects, learning about the environment, archery, and many more exciting camp activities! Grades

Runs

Dates

Days

Fee

Rising 3 & 4

Weekly

Jun16-Aug 9

Sun- Fri

$425

Camp Roanoke Pioneer

Designed for kids with a passion for the environmental sciences, this program takes a hands-on approach to learning and fun! Experience the latest in green technology with an on-site learning lab, and learn about the natural world with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Your days will also be filled with fun camp activities like canoeing, crafts, field games, campfires, archery, the low ropes course and much more. Grades

Runs

Dates

Days

Fee

Rising 5 & 6

Weekly

Jun16-Aug 9

Sun- Fri

$435

Camp Roanoke Voyager

Looking for real summer adventure? The Voyager program is an exciting co-ed residential experience that engages children in activities ranging from canoeing to rock wall climbing. Campers will also participate in: arts and crafts, environmental education, mountain boarding, creeking, hiking, horseback riding (optional for additional fee), and more. Grades

Runs

Dates

Days

Fee

Rising 6 & 7

Weekly

Jun16-Aug 9

Sun- Fri

$455

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Camp Roanoke Adventure

Take your summer excitement to the next level with this program designed for new and veteran campers alike. Throughout the week, campers will experience activities such as: high and low ropes course, zip line, kayaking, tent camping, environmental education, rock climbing, hiking, and more. Participants will also travel to West Virginia for a three day, two night camping excursion. Grades

Runs

Dates

Days

Fee

Rising 8 & 9

Three Times

Jun16-21, July 21-26, August 4-9

Sun- Fri

$485

Camp Roanoke Outpost

Geared toward campers looking for a backcountry wilderness experience, Outpost is guaranteed to be rewarding and fun! Campers will start the week at Camp Roanoke participating in the high and low ropes courses and then venture off-site to experience three nights of tent camping, a day on the river, overnight backpacking, rock climbing, and outdoor living skills. Leave no trace principles and environmental awareness are incorporated into all aspects of this program. Grades

Runs

Dates

Days

Fee

Rising 9 & 10

Once

Jul 7-12

Sun- Fri

$505

Camp Roanoke Trek

This year, choose between two exciting off-site adventures. Travel to the New River Gorge in West Virginia for an extreme experience not to be missed. Experience tent style living, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking and environmental education deep in the mountains. If the ocean suits you better, try our Beach & Surfing Trek, where you’ll travel to the east coast and set up camp right next to the beach. Make new friends as you explore local habitats while learning the basics of surfing, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. There will also be plenty of beach play, swimming, and evening sunsets. No experience needed. Runs

Dates

Days

Fee

New River

Trek

Grades Rising 9 - 11

Twice

July 14-19, July 28-Aug 2

Sun- Fri

$575

Sea Kayak

Rising 9 - 11

Once

Jun 23-28

Sun-Fri

$600

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Summer fun options for children with working parents. Kids in Camp

Activities include arts & crafts, cooking, games, swimming, field trips and much more each week. All field trips, activities and two daily snacks are included in weekly fee. Our energetic, experienced staff will lead your children in a summer of F-U-N! Enjoy games, crafts, playground time and personal attention from a dedicated staff. One day per week, campers will visit Splash Valley Water Park. Please remember to bring a bag lunch (no glass containers, please). A $25 deposit per child per week due at registration, with the balance due one week prior to the starting date of each camp week. All fees are non-refundable. Twelve weeks to choose from. KIC will not meet Thursday, July 4th due to the holiday. Participants must have completed a year of Kindergarten. Fee

Green Ridge Summer Day Camp

Green Ridge Recreation Center’s most popular summer day camp! Your child will spend the summer or just a couple of weeks (10 to choose from) with us enjoying all that Green Ridge and the Roanoke Valley have to offer. Your camper’s week will be filled with arts, crafts, sports, games, swimming at Splash Valley and the indoor pool, field trips and more. They are sure not to get bored! All activities and two daily snacks are included in the weekly fee. Campers must pack a daily lunch, swimsuit, towel and athletic shoes. A $25 per week deposit is due at time of registration and the remaining balance will be scheduled through automatic draft of your bank card. Green Ridge members receive an additional discount per week.

Rising Grades

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Course

Rising Grades

Dates

Day

Time

Place

Ages 5-8

Ages 9-12

1-5

Jun 10-14

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22379

$175

1-5

Jun 10-14

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22453

22463

$175

1-5

Jun 17-21

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22380

$175

1-5

Jun 17-21

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22454

22464

$175

1-5

Jun 24-28

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22381

$175

1-5

Jun 24-28

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22455

22465

$175

1-5

Jul 1-5

M-W, F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22382

$150

1-5

Jul 1-5

M-W, F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22456

22466

$150

1-5

Jul 8-12

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22384

$175

1-5

Jul 8-12

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22457

22467

$175

1-5

Jul 15-19

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22385

$175

1-5

Jul 15-19

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22458

22468

$175

1-5

Jul 22-26

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22386

$175

1-5

Jul 22-26

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22459

22469

$175

1-5

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22387

$175

1-5

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22460

22470

$175

1-5

Aug 5-9

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22388

$175

1-5

Aug 5-9

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22461

22659

$175

1-5

Aug 12-16

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22389

$175

1-5

Aug 12-16

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22462

22471

$175

Extended Weeks*

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Fee

Extended Weeks*

1-5

Aug 19-23

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22390

$175

1-5

Aug 19-23

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22472

22472

$175

1-5

Aug 26-30

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Penn Forest ES

22391

$175

1-5

Aug 26-30

M-F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22473

22473

$175

* We’ve added camps the last two weeks of August, which will run if Roanoke County public schools do not go back until after Labor Day. The public school calendar will determine if these “Extended Weeks” of camp are offered.


Camp Roanoke Discovery

Dates

Days

Runs

Times

Place

June 17-Aug 9

M-F

Weekly

9:00am-4:00pm

Camp Roanoke

Full Day

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Photography & Art Camp

Do you enjoy snapping photos? In this camp, we will use our cameras to explore different settings and modes available to create cool pictures. We will also use photographs that were taken to create art projects. Please bring your own digital camera that is fully charged daily with a memory card that has at least 4GB of space.

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Special Interest Camps for ages 6-12. * New! Explore the world of Greek and Roman mythology. This camp will take you back in time to explore mythology through art, games, and drama. We will even create our own myths!

Mythology Camp Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-10

Jun 10-14

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22665

$175

Treasure Island Camp

Do you like scavenger hunts and searching for treasure? Then you will surely love this camp! We will spend the week using all different types of scavenger hunts to search for cool items that are themed for the hunt. We will use maps, clues, coded messages, and more! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-10

Jun 24-28

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22666

$175

Super Soakers Camp

Get ready to experience WATER! Participants will be transported to different locations in Roanoke and the New River Valley to become exposed to different types of aquatic environments. Trips may include Smith Mountain Lake, New River, and of course SPLASH VALLEY! Activities will include swimming, tubing, snorkeling, and water safety. Participants should have passed Level 2 swimming class. Early drop off and late pick up available for this camp. Please call 777-6315 to sign up for this option on Super Soakers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-10

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22523

$200

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Ages 5-11. Looking for an outdoor adventure-based day camp experience? Participants will be introduced to a wide range of activities that include: archery (ages 7 & up), arts and crafts, field games, social development, rock wall climbing, hiking, creeking, special events, a trip to Splash Valley Water Park, and much more! A hot lunch and snacks are provided daily. Free satellite transportation is available from Tanglewood Mall. Save $25 when you register by April 8.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-11

Aug 5-9

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22671

$175

Wild, Wild West Camp

Attention all cowboys and cowgirls, Join us for a wild west adventure! We will make western crafts, learn about Indians and play games like children did in the wild west. Also, we will learn to lasso, make s’mores, set up camp, pan for ‘gold’ and much more just like in the ol’ wild west! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-8

Jul 22-26

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22670

$175

Let’s Go Camping

Explore the lighter side of camping fun during the daytime! We will explore leave no trace techniques, first aid, and survival skills. Also, we will make s’mores, cookout, and pitch a tent. It is camping minus the cold nights and mosquitoes! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-8

Jul 15-19

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22667

$175

Full Day Soccer Camps

Let your child spend a week with 11-1 Inc., a collection of area college coaches and players sharpening their soccer skills for the upcoming recreation season. The format of the camps is based on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s youth developmental guidelines. The guidelines focus on the fundamentals of the games in a fun and safe atmosphere. The full day camps are perfect for dedicated soccer fanatics! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-12

Jun 24-27

M-Th

9:00am-4:00pm

Cave Spring Middle

22576

Fee $175

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Special Interest Camps for ages 11-15. * Super Soakers Camp for Teens

Teen Travel Camp

Get ready to experience WATER! Participants will be transported to different locations in Roanoke and the New River Valley to become exposed to different types of aquatic environments. Trips may include Smith Mountain lake, New River, and of course SPLASH VALLEY! Activities will include swimming, tubing, snorkeling, and water safety. Participants should have passed Level 2 swimming class. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jul 1-5

M-W, F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22522

$175

11-15

Aug 12-16

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22524

$200

Survival Adventure Camp

Compete against each other in survivor-like games. Teens will compete using critical thinking, physical endurance and teamwork. Create alliances to help you succeed in your quest. Make it to the end of camp and receive your reward!

Need a little fresh air and some adventure with other teens. Join us on our ever-popular teen travel camps! The week of June 10 we will explore several area outdoor sites so make sure you bring shoes for the outdoors and wear your sunscreen! July 15 week will include an Amazing Race theme where teens will be competing throughout the Roanoke Valley. Be ready to have some fun friendly competition with other teens! July 22 week we will give back to our community. We will visit a nursing home, help out in a local soup kitchen and more. At the conclusion, teens will receive a certificate of hours spent serving the community and a warm heart for having the opportunity to give back with like-minded teens. Finally, August 5 week will be spent exploring Virginia State Parks. We will visit area state parks so make sure you bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and outdoor shoes! Space is limited so register early! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jun 10-14

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22525

$200

11-15

Jul 15-19

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22678

$200

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jul 22-26

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22679

$200

11-15

Jun 17-21

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22516

$175

11-15

Aug 5-9

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22680

Babysitting Camp

Learn First Aid and CPR for adult, child, and infant, as well as games and activities to do with children while babysitting. We will also explore the business side of babysitting by creating your own business cards and flyers to take with you!

$200

New!

Eco-Challenge Camp

Take the eco-challenge! We will explore the park like a naturalist and learn about wetlands and local birds, make compasses, do an ‘amazing race’ like day with challenges. Also, we will learn ways to conserve and protect our natural environment.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-17

Jul 8-12

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22520

$175

11-14

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

9:00am-4:00pm

Walrond Park

22673

$175

* For ALL Special Interest Camps on this page, please bring a sack lunch daily. There are no early drop offs for these camps.

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Add-On Program For Themed Camps

Still need FULL-day enrichment for your child? Throughout the following pages of this guide, you’ll find half-day themed camps designed to meet a variety of interests! Our new “Add-On Program For Themed Camps” at Green Ridge Recreation Center allows your child to participate in Green Ridge Summer Day Camp in the morning and afternoon, but still attend the Themed Camp of their choice from 1pm to 4pm. This allows working parents the perfect option to add variety to your child’s summer plans! You must register for BOTH the themed camp and the add-on listed below. Look for the sun icon shown above to indicate which camps can be super sized. Please note that children must have completed a year of Kindergarten in order to take part in this experience. This addon is not eligible for any extra discounts like early bird or members and is only available for theme camps located at Green Ridge. For more information, please call (540) 777-6300. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5-12

Jun 10-14

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22589

$125

5-12

Jun 17-21

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22590

$125

5-12

Jun 24-28

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22591

$125

5-12

Jul 1-5

M-W, F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22594

$100

5-12

Jul 8-12

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22595

$125

5-12

Jul 15-19

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22597

$125

5-12

Jul 22-26

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22598

$125

5-12

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22599

$125

5-12

Aug 5-9

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22600

$125

5-12

Aug 12-16

M-F

7:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22601

$125

Half day programs for ages 5-12.

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Half day programs for ages 5-12. Lego Camp

Build something cool this summer! Children will work on several Lego projects this week using kits and imagination to create their Lego masterpieces! Every day will be a different Lego theme. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

5-9

Jul 1-5

M-W, F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22504

$75

5-9

Jul 15-19

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22508

$100

5-9

Aug 12-16

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22505

$100

Be one with the Force! Make light sabers, reenact scenes, play Star Wars trivia, design costumes and much, much more. Do battle with the dark side and restore the Jedi order. All materials provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-8

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22651

$100

Do you like playing Hello Kitty? This camp is for you! We will make crafts, play games, and do all sorts of fun Hello Kitty-themed activities! We will explore Hello Kitty through the years and the changes she has experienced. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-8

Jun 10-14

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22645

$100

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Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-8

Jun 17-21

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22674

$100

New!

Love Justin Bieber and One Direction-then this camp is the one for you! Learn the dance steps to your favorite boy band songs! You will also get the chance to create your own boy band fan t-shirts and sport your look everywhere you go! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-10

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22677

$100

New!

Spy Games Camp

New!

Hello Kitty Camp

G.I. Joe - a real American hero! We will make ourselves GI Joes with tie-dyed camouflage t-shirts, our own dog tags, and facepaint! Also we will play GI Joe themed games and all participants will graduate from an ‘army training’ camp.

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New!

Star Wars Camp

New!

G.I. Joe Camp

Practice your super spy skills! Go through laser beam obstacle courses, create your own spy tools and more! You will be a regular secret agent at the end of the week! Spy Games Camp teaches physical skills, critical thinking, and teamwork. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-10

Jul 1-5

M-W, F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22676

$75

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Half day programs for ages 5-12.

New!

Artful Cooking Camp

In this yummy camp we will make art that you can eat after you make it. Instructor Debbie Harrris will teach you to make food from scratch such as home-made ice cream, smoothies, pizza, cookies and lots more! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-11

Jun 24-28

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22440

$75

New!

Junior Scientist Camp

Physics, Chemistry, Biology-oh my! Create gooey silly putty, explore gravity through experiments, and much more! Each day your child will bring home two very cool experiments.

Lego Camp for Tweens

Watch your Legos come to life! You will have a blast creating fun Lego creations and adding a robotics component to your robots. We will use Lego Technic Sets as well as Mindstorms in this fun lego camp. Register early because spots are limited.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-11

Jul 22-26

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22657

$100

9-12

Jul 8-12

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22509

$125

9-12

Aug 5-9

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22510

$125

Craft-tastic Camp

Mix it up and join us for a creative explosion! We will use many different forms of art including painting, paper art, t-shirts and more to create cool art projects. Every day your child will get to take home a cool craft. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-8

Jul 8-12

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22517

$100

9-12

Aug 12-16

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22518

$100

Kitty Cat Art Camp

If you love kitty cats, then this camp is for you. Spend the week with instructor Debbie Harris creating paper mache cats, cat collages, paintings of cats and lots more! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

9-12

Jul 8-12

M-W, F

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22438

$75

Friends Forever Camp

Drawing & Painting Camp

Learn how to sketch, learn various drawing techniques and use different drawing materials. Students will also paint with watercolors and experiment with various watercolor techniques. Oil pastels, tempera paints and chalk will also be used. Instructor: Debbie Harris. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

5-12

Jul 15-19

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22436

$75

Come and spend the week meeting new friends and having fun with instructor Debbie Harris making home-made pizzas, create mosaic coasters, recycled bowls, stencil post cards and lots more! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

9-12

Jun 17-21

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22439

$75

Splash Camp

This is your chance to experience all the aquatics features Roanoke County has to offer. Camp participants will spend time enjoying both our indoor and outdoor water parks, water games, crafts, and activities under the direct supervision of under the direct supervision of American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Participants should be comfortable in the water and life jackets are available. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-12

Jun 10-14

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22498

$95

6-12

Jul 22-26

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22499

$95

6-12

Aug 5-9

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22500

$95

Camp American Girls

Bring your American Girl doll (or favorite doll) to summer camp! Each day we will have a new theme for you and your doll. Over the course of the week, we’ll have an American Doll day at the beach, a birthday party, a fashion party, and a slumber party. We will make art projects for both the dolls and the owners as we paint, stamp, sculpt, collage and draw. Take home projects each day. Bring your favorite doll and come to play! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-10

Jun 17-21

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22512

$100

5-7

Jun 24-28

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22514

$100

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Art Through the Ages

Ancient Egypt, Italian Renaissance, Pop Art and more will be explored this week. Teens will have an opportunity to not only learn about art history but also create art projects using various art techniques and materials. Teens will bring home an appreciation for art and history and one complete project each day. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jun 24-28

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22675

$100

Lego Camp for Teens

We have expanded our Lego Camp this year! Not only will we have fun adding a robotics component to your robots, but we will also explore architect and technic sets as well! Register early because spots are limited. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

11-15

Jul 15-19

M-F

1:00pm-4:00pm

Green Ridge

22511

$125

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Little Dippers Camp

This is the opportunity for young preschool children to experience water safety and learn swimming skills through a series of fun and interactive activities. Children will have a group swimming lesson, crafts, water safety lesson, and exploratory play in a structured environment led by certified Water Safety Instructors. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

3-5

Jun 10-14

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22495

$95

Jul 22-26

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22496

$95

3-5

Aug 5-9

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22497

$95

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jun 24-26

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22410

$75

3-5

Jun 17-19

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22412

$75

Creepy Crawly Critters

Hawaiian Luau

Come enjoy the sun and sand on our Hawaiian vacation! Children will enjoy sand and water play, explore seashells and make waves. Create leis and grass skirts, and help build a working volcano. Each child receives a beach ball to take home. Date

Ahoy mates! Join us this week for some pirate fun! Dress up like a pirate, make treasure chests, and dig in the sand for buried treasure. Enjoy outdoor water play and make swords. Every child receives a pirate hat to take home.

Fee

3-5

Ages

Pirate Adventure

Day

Time

Place

Course

Bzzzz! Come explore the world of bugs. Children will go on a bug hunt, read stories about insects, learn about earthworms, and catch butterflies or grouchy lady bugs. Crafts include making very hungry caterpillars, butterflies and grouchy ladybugs. Every child receives a toy bug to take home.

Fee

3-5

Jun 24-26

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22427

$75

3-5

Jun 17-19

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22428

$75

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 8-10

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22416

$75

3-5

Jul 15-17

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22417

$75

Space Station

5,4,3,2,1, Blast off! In this camp we will explore outer space and learn about rockets astronauts, stars and planets. We’ll paint a moon landscape, investigate Mars mud and much more. Take home an alien, rocket ship or astronaut figurine. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 22-24

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22421

$75

3-5

Aug 5-7

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22420

$75

It’s the Wild West

In this fun course your child will explore the world of the wild west. The true west is not just about guns, bow and arrows and circling covered wagons. Boys and girls will have fun making crafts and playing dress up. Everyone will receive a cowboy keychain to take home!

Bob’s Construction Zone

Can we build it? Yes we can! Learn about construction trucks and tools this week. Create cities in the sand using construction blocks, diggers, bulldozers and dump trucks. Children will enjoy reading the story of the three pigs. Every child will receive a toy construction truck to take home. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 8-10

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22443

$75

3-5

Jul 15-17

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22442

$75

A Camping We Will Go

Let’s go camping! Children will create a campground complete with tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, and a pretend campfire. Tell campfire stories, go on a bear hunt, and have a special s’mores snack. Every child receives a lantern to take home.

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 22-24

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22415

$75

3-5

Jul 29-31

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22414

$75

New!

Super Hero Camp

Facepainting, games, crafts and snacks for superheroes! The kids will have a blast in this superhero camp that gives them a chance to show off their own superhero skills through obstacle courses and games. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 8-12

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22649

$75

Colors for Kids Art Camp

ROY G. BIV! Learn all the colors of the rainbow and have fun creating cute art projects. Children will explore colors and the creations they can become by mixing them up together. We will create art projects with paint, clay, watercolors, and crayons.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 29-31

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22432

$75

3-5

Jul 29-Aug 2

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22663

$75

3-5

Aug 5-7

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Craig Center

22431

$75

New!

Land Before Time Camp

Roar! Join Little Foot and his friends in this fun dinosaur camp. We will have a roaring good time being dinosaurs through games, activities and crafts. Ages 3-5

Date Jun 17-21

Day M-F

Time 10:00am-12:00pm

Place Green Ridge

Course 22647

Once Upon A Time...There was a fun story book camp! Let’s explore the worlds of Eric Carle, Laura Joffe Numeroff, Dr. Seuss, and many more popular authors’ books. We will have fun with themed days, crafts, and activities for each authors’ series of books.

$75

Romp, Stomp, Roar!!! Do you have a favorite Lil Monster? Have she or he join other lil monsters in this fun camp where imagination is a must! They will create their own monsters in a monster world and play monster games with monster-like snacks, crafts and activities. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 1-5

M-W, F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22648

$60

*All Preschool campers must be fully potty trained to participate. These programs all have at least two staff per camp to supervise activities!

Once Upon a Story Camp

Fee

New!

Lil Monsters Camp

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jul 15-19

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22662

$75

New!

Up, Up and Away Camp

We will explore the world of air-born fun in this camp. We will play with balloons, planes, gliders, and more! Every day your child will take home an air-born toy. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Aug 12-16

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22664

$75

Princess Tea Party

Come play with princess in this fun camp! Girls will be able to play dress-up, learn princess manners, and participate in princess activities. All girls will go home with their own tiara.

(540) 387-6078 ext. 0 • www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

3-5

Jun 24-28

M-F

10:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22521

$75


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Sports focused camps, clinics & programs Archery Camp

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-14

Jun 24-26

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

William Byrd Middle

22562

$85

8-14

Jul 8-10

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Glenvar Middle

22563

$85

8-14

Jul 15-17

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Northside High

22564

$85

8-14

Jul 22-24

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley Middle

22566

$85

8-14

Jul 29-31

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Cave Spring Middle

22561

$85

Tennis Camps

This fun and exciting camp is great for all level of junior players who are looking to get started in tennis or develop their young games. The camp is lead by 11-1 Inc., a collection of area college coaches and players who will instruct campers on the basics of the tennis stroke, court positioning and scoring system. Registration is limited to allow for adequate court time and personalized instruction for all participants. This program is perfect for improving children’s coordination, agility, and fitness. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-14

Jun 10-13

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Garst Mill Park

22545

$100

7-14

Jun 24-27

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Walrond Park

22546

$100

Basketball Camps

Does your child love basketball or have aspirations to play middle school basketball? If so, we provide the perfect opportunity for them to spend a week with area varsity basketball teams honing the skills they will need to play organized basketball. Campers will be instructed on the basics of shooting, dribbling, and defending with special attention paid to proper fundamentals. This popular camp always fills up early so don’t delay with your registration! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-13

Jun 10-13

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley High

22543

$85

6-13

Jun 17-20

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Northside High School

22544

$85

Basketball Camp for Girls Only!

Are you looking for positive female role models for your daughter? If so, send your daughter to Roanoke County’s GIRLS ONLY basketball camp lead by an area varsity girls basketball coaching staff and several college and high school players. Campers will experience the same level of coaching as our popular basketball camp but in a comfortable environment where they can experience and learn the fundamentals of the game. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-14

Jun 17-20

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley High

22569

$85

Basketball Camp for Little Dribblers

A similar program to our very popular basketball camp yet designed specifically for children ages 5 to 8 with limited or no previous basketball experience. The camp will feature 75% basketball instruction and 25% organized non-basketball play to ensure that campers are having a fun and active time.

7-14

Jun 17-20

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

C.Darrell Shell Park

22547

$100

7-14

Jul 15-18

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Roanoke College

22548

$100

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-14

Jul 8-11

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Garst Mill Park

22549

$100

5-8

Jul 15-18

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley Middle

22582

$85

7-14

Jul 22-25

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

C.Darrell Shell Park

22551

$100

Tennis for Tots

A similar program to our popular youth tennis camp yet designed specifically for youth ages 4 to 6 with little or no previous tennis experience.

Lacrosse Camp

Does your child love sports but wants to try something new? If so, we have the perfect camp for them! Our youth lacrosse camp is a great place for any young lacrosse player to improve their skills, get great exercise, make new friends, and most importantly to have fun! Our camps are designed to give players the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to compete in lacrosse on a recreational level. Every aspect of the game is covered from rules to teaching your child the proper fundamentals and skills needed to become a valuable team player. The camp is ‘’non contact’’ lacrosse so there is no need for pads. Helmets will be provided. Please bring a lacrosse stick.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-6

Jun 17-20

M-Th

6:00pm-7:30pm

C.Darrell Shell Park

22570

$50

4-6

Jun 24-27

M-Th

6:00pm-7:30pm

Walrond Park

22571

$50

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

7-12

Jul 15-18

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley Middle

22609

$85

4-6

Jul 8-11

M-Th

6:00pm-7:30pm

Garst Mill Park

22572

$50

4-6

Jul 15-18

M-Th

9:00pm-10:30am

Roanoke College

22573

$50

Volleyball Camp

Have a child who is interested in playing volleyball yet have no idea where to begin? If so, this camp is perfect for them. Each camper will be schooled on the basics of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, spiking, digging, blocking and court positioning from high school coaches. The camp is designed specifically to give beginner or intermediate level players the skills needed to try out for middle school and Junior Varsity Volleyball. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-13

Jun 24-27

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Northside High

22610

$85

8-13

Jul 8-11

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley Middle

22612

$85

8-13

Jul 29-Aug 1

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

William Byrd Middle

22613

$85

Cheer Camp

Let your daughter have a blast discovering what cheerleading is really all about. Your daughter will spend the week with an area high school cheerleading team to offer a four day cheerleading camp that will cover all aspects of cheering. Topics include jumps, tumbling, pom pom routines, yelling and safety with special attention paid to proper fundamentals. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-14

Jul 15-18

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley High

22581

$80

(540) 387-6078 ext. 0 • www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

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Sports focused camps, clinics & programs Soccer Camps

For over a decade, Roanoke County’s most popular camp has been improving the skills and knowledge of one of the Valley’s most popular sports, Soccer! Lead by a collection of area college and high school coaches and players, these camps are sure to help your child expand on the skills needed for organized soccer. The format of the camps is based on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s youth developmental guidelines that focus on the fundamentals of the games in a fun and safe atmosphere. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-14

Jun 10-13

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Bonsack Elementary

22552

$100

6-14

Jun 24-27

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Cave Spring Middle

22553

$100

6-14

Jul 8-11

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Burlington Elementary

22554

$100

6-14

Jul 22-24

M-W

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley Middle

22555

$100

Full Day Soccer Camps

Let your child spend a week with 11-1 Inc., a collection of area college coaches and players, sharpening their soccer skills for the upcoming recreation season. The format of the camps is based on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s youth developmental guidelines. The guidelines focus on the fundamentals of the games in a fun and safe atmosphere. The full day camps are perfect for those dedicated soccer fanatics! Register by April 8 and save $10 off this full day camp! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-12

Jun 24-27

M-Th

9:00am-4:00pm

Cave Spring Middle

22576

$175

Soccer Camps for Little Strikers

A budding soccer player in the family? If so, get them off on the right foot with a specially designed camp for kids ages 4 to 6. The miniature version of our popular soccer camp, this camp will help children develop the basic soccer skills (kicking, trapping, running and agility) that are needed to participate in organized soccer. The camp is lead by 11-1 Inc., a collection or area college coaches who format their camps based on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s youth developmental guidelines, which focus on the fundamentals of the game in a fun and safe atmosphere. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

4-6

Jun 10-13

M-Th

9:00am-11:00am

Bonsack Elementary

22556

$85

4-6

Jun 24-27

M-Th

9:00am-11:00am

Cave Spring Middle

22557

$85

4-6

Jul 8-11

M-Th

9:00am-11:00am

Burlington Elementary

22558

$85

4-6

Jul 22-25

M-Th

9:00am-11:00am

Hidden Valley Middle

22559

$85

*Early Bird Discount applications are as follows: Camps costing up to $100 save $5 Camps costing $101 - $200 save $10 Camps costing $201 and up save $25

Baseball Camp

Did your son enjoy the recreation baseball season and wanted it to never end? If so we have the perfect camp that will allow them to spend a week with an area varsity baseball team improving their baseball skills. Each camper will be instructed on the basics of hitting, fielding, pitching and base running with special attention paid to proper fundamentals. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

6-12

Jun 17-20

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Hidden Valley High

22568

Fee $85

Softball Camp

Our youth softball camps are designed to teach fundamental softball skills in a fun and exciting environment. Campers will be instructed on the basics of hitting, infielding, and base running with special attention paid to proper fundamentals. Each camp is lead by the Virginia Extreme Force travel softball coaches with numerous players from local middle and high schools acting as counselors for the week. The registration fee includes a tee shirt, drinks, snacks and prizes throughout the week. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

6-12

Jul 8-11

M-Th

6:00pm-8:00pm

C.Darrell Shell Park

22579

$65

New!

Salem Red Sox Baseball Camp

Join players and coaches from the Salem Red Sox for three days of in-depth baseball training. The first two days concentrate on baseball fundamentals. The final day of camp features a game for each age group and an awards ceremony. Camp includes lunch, an autograph session, and a free ticket to a Red Sox game during the camp session. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

7-13

Jul 8-10

M-Th

9:00am-12:00pm

Salem Stadium

22709

Fee $120

New!

Salem Red Sox One Day Mini-Camp

This Adult/Child Camp is a chance for children and an adult (parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, etc.) to learn baseball skills and drills to take home together. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+). We hope the adults will continue to practice these drills with the children after the camp is finished. Each camper and adult will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony. Camp includes lunch, an autograph session, and a free ticket to a Red Sox game during the camp session. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

5-8

Jul 27

Sa

9:00am-12:00pm

Salem Stadium

22710

For more information about Camp Roanoke’s outdoor programs, see page 55, or visit our open house on Saturday, April 27.

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Fee $55


Give your child a summer they’ll NEVER forget! Woodsmen of the World operates two summer camps within an easy drive from Roanoke, in Thaxton, VA and Crewe, VA! Our ACA accredited overnight camp facilities feature fully-trained & certified staff.

Activities • Zip Line • Climbing wall • Swimming pool • Mini golf • Archery & Riflery • Co-ed camping • Frisbee golf • Canoeing • Flag ceremony • Themed events

2013 Season • June 16-20 Crewe (coed) • June 23-27 Crewe (coed) • July 7-11 Thaxton (coed) • July 21-25 Thaxton (coed) • Camps for ages 8-15 • Only $100 for five days for Woodsmen of the World Members, or $150 for Non-members

www.woodmen.org/Members/camps.cfm For information, call (540) 562-0824

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

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he American Heart Association recommends the following daily sugar intake:

• Preschoolers: 4 teaspoons or 16 grams • 4 -8 year olds: 3 teaspoons or 12 grams • Preteens/Teenagers: 5 to 8 teaspoons or 20 to 32 grams

Wellness

Too Sweet For Kids

Avoiding Sugary Beverages By Laura Markowski, of Carilion Clinic

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t can be challenging to eat healthy, not just for yourself but also for your kids. This can be especially true when it comes to those sweet drinks they seem to love. But there can be a big divide between taste and health. So, before your child grabs another juice box or soda can, make sure what they are putting in their bodies is good for them. Studies featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show children and teens are taking in more sugary drinks than ever before. Parents need to be aware that sodas, other sugar-sweetened drinks, and even pure fruit juice can pack a high calorie punch. Did you know a 20-ounce bottle of soda contains 65 grams of sugar? That’s approximately 22 packets of sugar or the equivalent of eating three big brownies. “All that added sugar can have serious health consequences,” Jill Lucas Drakeford, a Carilion Clinic community health educator, said. “The extra calories can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.” Another fact to consider—a typical 10-year-old would have to bike vigorously for 30 minutes to burn the amount of calories in a 12-ounce can of soda. While the truth may not be so sweet, there are simple things you can keep in mind for the next time you head to the grocery store. Know which products to stay away from. In addition to soda, avoid, or strictly limit, lemonade and sweet tea. The same goes for juice cocktails, which are high in sugar with only a small (or no) amount of real juice. “Even when it comes to 100 percent juice products, set limits,” Drakeford said. “Most kids should only have 8 ounces of real juice per day. The rest of their fluid intake should come from water and low-fat milk.”

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Don’t be fooled by labels. The nutrition label will tell you exactly how much sugar is in a product, listed in grams. Four grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon. Also, many sweeteners that increase calories go by many different names and are not always obvious. “Read the fine print and if you can’t pronounce the ingredient you probably don’t need or want it in your child’s body,” Drakeford said. Beware of sports or energy drinks. While these products contain half the sugar of your average sweet drink, they can still contribute to needless sugar calories. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics explicitly states that energy drinks are not appropriate for kids. “Some of these drinks have as much sugar in one serving as an 8-year-old should consume in one day,” Drakeford said. Be a good role model. Most kids get their sugary drinks right at home. Try to strike a balance with your kids. Stock your fridge with healthy options, and when they are out with friends, teach and encourage them to always try and make smart choices. Help your kids stay healthy by paying attention to what they are drinking. Too much sugar can contribute to your child becoming overweight and unhealthy. Now is the time, while they are growing, to protect them against chronic health conditions. .


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Yoga for Kids

Kids Yoga is a great way to incorporate exercise and fun! Physical benefits of yoga for kids includes enhanced flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-11

Mar 25-Apr 29

M

4:30pm-5:30pm

Green Ridge

22726

$25

Youth Sports Conditioning

Sports conditioning for youth is important for performance and injury prevention. In this four week program youth will work with a Certified Personal Trainer, and be taught drills to improve srength, endurance, speed, agility, and coordination. Youth do not have to have prior experience in sports to participate. Weather permitting, classes will be both in the wellness center and outside. Participants may choose Tuesday, Thursday or both days Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Mar 19-Apr 9

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22668

$25

8-12

Mar 21-Apr 11

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22669

$25

Family Couch to 5K

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6+

Apr 6-May 25

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

22633

$50

Lose Big

Lose Big is a 12-week program for all ages and fitness levels. This is not just a weight loss program. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help you attain them. You will workout with a Certified Personal Trainer twice a week in teams of four. You will be given nutritional guidance and be taught lifestyle changes. Lose Big is exercising made fun, but be prepared to work hard! There will be monthly team challenges where you will go head to head with other teams. Workout times are based on your availability. You do not need to be a member to join the program. This a value of $1000 for only $250! Installation payments of $62.50 are also available. For further information, please contact Chelsea Arner at 540-777-6310. Ages

Date

Day / Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 15-Jul 1

Various

Green Ridge

22602

$250

Six Week Spring Makeover

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. Participants will also receive weekly, group Nutrition Counseling. Once you sign-up for the program we’ll be contacting you to set up days/times for your training. Come ready to work hard in this high intensity program! Ages

Date

Day / Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 6-Jun 10

Various

Green Ridge

22642

$150

Wellness

Looking for a program you can do as family? Family Couch to 5K will give you all the tools you need to finish your first race. Parent(s) may also push strollers for younger kids. This program will take place at local parks. Cost includes registration fee for the First Annual Green Ridge 5/10K Run.

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Registration for HoneyTree’s The Hive Summer Camp is underway Why The Hive Summer Camp? • HoneyTree has a NEW Aquatic Center opening with a private swimming pool and indoor gym exclusively for HoneyTree kids. • Skating, Laser Tag, Mobile Game Truck & Field Trips. • Over 200 Activities & Games. • Educational Activities to keep the mind engaged. • HoneyTree is open from 6:15 am – 6:30 pm. Register by May 1 for half-off your registration fee!

10 Locations Near You! • www.HoneyTreeELC.com Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY

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Group Exercise

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

Adult

Low Intensity

Medium Intensity

High Intensity

Zumba

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 26-May 28

Tu

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22157

$46

Zumba Toning

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 11-Apr 29

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

21808

$37

18+

May 6-Jun 24

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22154

$37

R.I.P.P.E.D

The One Stop Body Shock! Experience this total body “plateau proof fitness formula” workout, utilizing resistance and cardio training, which masterfully combines resistance, intervals, power, Plyometrics and endurance as the workout portion along with diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. Check out www.rippedusa.com for more information. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 20-Apr 24

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22638 New!$40

18+

Mar 27-May 1

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22425

$40

18+

May 8-Jun 12

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22426

$40

18+

May 2-Jun 6

Th

9:30am-10:30am

Green Ridge

22639

$40

18+

Jun 13-Jul 18

Th

9:30am-10:30am

Green Ridge

22640

$40

Piloxing

Wellness

PILOXING is an exciting, new inter-disciplinary program that is attracting die hard followers including Hollywood celebrities and international stars. PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout, guaranteed to whip you into shape, using a class format that’s both fun and challenging. PILOXING blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. In addition to Pilates and boxing movements, the exercise incorporates the use of weighted gloves which adds to the workout by toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 18-Apr 22

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22630

$40

Experience Zumba with a new twist! Sentao adds a chair to your workout in an exciting new way.

Zumba Sentao

This class is the newest Zumba Fitness format that transforms a chair into a sizzling dance partner. Enjoy the great high energy Zumba music but with less dance. The class is designed to compliment a regular Zumba class by adding more resistance training to strengthen your core, burn calories and sculpt muscles. Six week program. Instructor: Maka Price. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 9

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22483

$32

18+

May 16-Jun 20

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22484

$32 Need more than just an exercise class? Green Ridge is getting some fantastic new workout equipment in March!

Total Body Workout

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

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 8-Jun 3

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22179

$35

18+

Apr 16-Jun 4

Tu

6:00pm-7:00pm

Craig Center

22406

$35

Online

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

Online registration is fast, easy and secure! Visit RoanokeCountyParks.com


Boot Camp Prime

Boot Camp Prime is coed and combines cardio, strength, and power moves. Expect to work hard but moves can be modified for most fitness levels Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 20-Apr 24

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22634

$30

Women’s Extreme Bootcamp Our new Boot Camp Prime class is a co-ed version of the women’s bootcamp.

Hula/Tahitian Fitness

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Apr 2-May 7

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22479

$32

18+

May 14-Jun 11

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22480

$27

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16-May 23

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22031

$40

18+

Jun 4-Jul 11

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22635

$40

18+

Jul 23-Aug 29

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22636

$40

New!

Hydroplane

Add something new to your fitness routine this Spring. This class is a combination of group land training combined with aquatic training in a boot camp style format. You will do 30 minutes of land cardio and 30 minutes of water cardio with a 10 minute break for a quick change. This class is designed with a holistic fitness approach in mind. Green Ridge members may participate by drop-in at any time for no fee. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 28-May 2

Th

6:20pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22592

$50

Jazzercise

Wellness

18+

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 Stacy. Workout gloves required.

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 14-May 16

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

22065

$43

18+

Mar 19-May 21

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

22064

$43

18+

Apr 22-Jul 1

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22208

$43

18+

May 17-Jul 19

F

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22209

$43

18+

May 4-Jul 27

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

22210

$43

18+

May 28-Jul 30

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

22222

$43

18+

May 23-Jul 25

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Life Academy

22221

$43

Jazzersculpt

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 1-Jul 3

W

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22211

$43

UNLIMITED! Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise and Jazzersculpt classes for just $105. Brambleton Center classes with Cindy Bryan ONLY. Register online using course #22230, or call 772-7529 to get this special rate.

The exercise staff at Green Ridge works hard to provide as much personal attention as possible to every participant.

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 20

Sa

9:00am-6:00pm

Brambleton

CALL

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Gentle Group Ex

A

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

Adult

Low Intensity

High Intensity

Medium Intensity

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. Instructors: Annelise Egan (GR) or Amy Light (BC). Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 1-May 9

M, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

22181

$66

18+

Apr 8-May 17

M, F

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

22183

$66

18+

Apr 2-May 8

Tu-W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22185

$66

18+

May 13-Jun 24

M, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

22182

$66

18+

May 14-Jun 19

Tu-W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22186

$66

18+

Mar 14-Apr 18

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22629

$35

18+

May 20-Jun 28

M, F

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

22184

$66

Wellness

Body Recall

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

30+

Apr 8-Jun 17

30+

Apr 8-Jun 17

M, W, F

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

22347

$60

M, W, F

10:40am-11:40am

Brambleton

22346

$60

Exercise doesn’t have to be stressful. The programs on this page have reduced impact on your joints and muscles.

Low Impact Aerobics

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 7-Jul 11

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22171

$54

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. Eight week program. Instructor: Laura Pole. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 25-May 13

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22159

$35

Zumba Gold

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 18-Apr 24

M W

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

Green Ridge

22627

$46

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Most of the programs on this page combine gentle motion with low intensity cardio activity.

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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. Instructor: Susan Kraughto. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 19-May 9

Tu, Th

9:00am-9:45am

Green Ridge

22626

$40

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Yoga & Pilates

Yogilates

A

Adult

Beginning Yoga

This is a gentle form of Yoga to encourage flexibility and strength in your body and confidence in yourself. This class is appropriate for new and continuing students. Bring a blanket to class. Instructor for Wednesday class is Norma Silvius. Instructors for Saturday are Amy Light & Gail Steele. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 23-May 11

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

22233

$44

18+

Apr 10-May 29

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22231

$44

18+

May 18-Jul 13

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

22253

$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 which is critical for people of all ages. Wear comfortable loose clothing, expect to be barefooted and bring a blanket, and yoga mat. Eight week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian. Ages

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 6-27

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

21628

$30

18+

Apr 3-May 22

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

22202

$60

18+

May 29-Jul 17

W

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

22203

$60

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 6-Apr 24

W

10:15am-11:15am

Brambleton

21604

$44

18+

May 8-Jun 26

W

10:15am-11:15am

Brambleton

22228

$44

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 11-Jun 13

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22236

$45

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 11-Jun 13

Th

6:35pm-7:35pm

Brambleton

22237

$45

Wellness

Date

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.

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+

Apr 1-May 20

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

22192

$41

18+

Apr 1-May 20

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

22193

$41

18+

Apr 4-May 23

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

22194

$41

18+

May 30-Jul 25

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

22197

$41

18+

Jun 3-Jul 22

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

22195

$41

18+

Jun 3-Jul 22

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

22196

$41

Gentle, Flowing, Restorative Yoga

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 in Yoga or for those who enjoy a slower, gentler, stretch. Morning classes are taught by Amy Light, evening classes by Trudi Mardian. Eight week program. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 4-May 23

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

22198

$41

18+

May 2-Jun 20

Th

10:45am-11:45am

Brambleton

22200

$41

18+

May 30-Jul 25

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

22199

$41

You don’t have to be THIS flexible to participate in yoga classes!

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Healthy Living

A

Adult

Meditation

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 29-May 20

M

6:30pm-7:30pm

Brambleton

22321

$30

New!

Baby Bump Wellness Judo instructor Tarek Monier is one of the leading coaches in the United States!

Martial Arts

A

Adult

Wellness

Judo

Judo is a system of self-defense, a physical and mental discipline that was first contested in the Olympic Games at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Judo is one of the best sports for boys and girls not only to develop self-confidence but as a sport that teaches skills that are transferable to all other sports. This course will be taught by current national coach Tarek Moneir. A Gi (uniform) is required and can be purchased thru the instructor. Call 777-6316 for more details. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 28-May 16

Th

7:45pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

22688

$33

Aikido

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 4-Aug 31

Sa

18+

May 6-Aug 26

M

9:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

22188

$35

6:30pm-8:30pm

Green Ridge

22737

$35

18+

May 16-Sep 12

Th

6:45pm-8:45pm

Brambleton

22187

$35

Don’t waddle through your pregnancy! Join us for a prenatal exercise class taught by a certified Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist. Expect pregnancy friendly strength and conditioning blended with prenatal yoga. 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. 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+

Apr 4-May 9

Th

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22631

$42

New!

Lamaze

The Lamaze technique, often referred to simply as Lamaze, is a prepared childbirth technique developed in the 1940s by French obstetrician Dr. Fernand Lamaze as an alternative to the use of medical intervention during childbirth. The goal of Lamaze is to increase a mother’s confidence in her ability to give birth; classes help pregnant women understand how to cope with pain in ways that both facilitate labor and promote comfort, including focused breathing, movement and massage. This class is taught by Vicki Honer, with over 20 years of Lamaze teaching experience. She is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and is a Certified Lactation Consultant. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 14-21

Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Green Ridge

22487

$80

T’ai Chi

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

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 27-May 1

W

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

22485

$42

18+

Mar 27-May 1

W

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

22486

$42

18+

Mar 11-Apr 15

M

11:15am-12:15pm

Green Ridge

22625

$42

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

New this spring, we’re offering both lamaze and baby bump wellness!


New!

Live a Long and Happy Life

The key to a happy life is within your grasp if you know how to use it. In this two hour seminar, participants will gain confidence and the ability to practice living a more fulfilling life. Instructor: Dr. Chin Ti Linn, M.D. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 30

Sa

10:00am-12:00pm

Brambleton

22488

$20

Wellness Coaching

Have you ever thought about a coach to help you get your life on track, but don’t know where to find one. Laura Gentile, Holistic Life Coach will create opportunities for a Focus and Phases Coaching Session. This four week Coaching Session will include: Week 1- Time Management Week 2- Self Motivation Week 3- Organization Tips Week 4- Applying the Phases to practical uses Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 14-Jun 4

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22624

$40

Can’t sleep? We can help!

New!

Sleep Happens

Learn to optimize your sleep sanctuary. Are you tired of being tired? Are you looking for new ways to repay you sleep debt? Join Laura Gentile, well-being coach, and learn new skills to help get the sleep you want. These four weeks will recharge you better than caffeine, improve productivity, increase your mood and help you understand why the Peak Fitness Technique is important to sleep. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 19-Apr 9

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22619

$40

Join us for one or all of the workshops within the series. You will learn easy ways to improve your nutrition. Topics include eating for wellness, food and fitness, nutrition fads and facts, and metabolism makeover. Instructors: Tiffany Stacy and Tara Ivins.

With a little training, most people can work their way up to a big race.

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K will give you all the tools you need to finish your first 5K, or your first 5K in a while. This program will take place at local parks. Registration fee includes personalized training schedule and registration fee for the Inaugural Green Ridge 5/10K Run.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Mar 28

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22615

$10

18+

Apr 4

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22616

$10

18+

Apr 11

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22617

$10

18+

Apr 18

Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Green Ridge

22618

$10

Healthy Balance Seminar

Are you feeling a little under the weather? Tired of going to the drug store? This four week seminar will detail foods that will boost your immune system and discover simple ways to use essential oils for overall well being. Topics of discussion: Improve Your Immunity, Obtain Healthy, Weight Management, and Reduce Stress. Instructor: Laura Gentile, Holistic Life Coach. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 16

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22620

$10

18+

Apr 6-May 25

Sa

11:00am-12:00pm

Green Ridge

22632

$50

18+

Apr 23

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22621

$10

18+

Apr 30

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22622

$10

18+

May 7

Tu

6:30pm-7:30pm

Green Ridge

22623

$10

New!

10K Training Program

Want to take your running to the next level? Ready for 6.2 miles? This training program is designed to increase mileage in a safe, supportive environment. Participants should be able to run a 5K or 3.1 miles before starting this program. Participants will train to run the First Annual Green Ridge 10K. Fees include race registration. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 6-May 25

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Green Ridge

22614

$50

Wellness

New!

Nutrition Seminar Series

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Personal Training Did you know that you can participate in Green Ridge personal training and weight loss programs without a membership? Let us help you meet your personal fitness or weight loss goals! See pages 6-8 for more information about facility admission.

Green Ridge Personal Training

Wellness

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!

Did you know that you don’t have to pay upfront for your training with 20 sessions or more? Schedule payments by calling 777-6300.

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To Green Ridge Recreation Center

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

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

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

Run Now Tredmill

New Fitness Equipment • Technogym Run Now Tredmills • Technogym Crossover • Technogym Vario

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With VISIOWEB Interactive features (see below)

• Freemotion Incline Trainers • To Excite Upper Body Bike • Cybex Arc Trainers • Technogym Recline Recumbent Bikes • Keiser 3M Indoor Cycles • Jacobs Ladder Stair Climber • And MORE...

Interactive Features

Crossover

Vario

• A video library with equipment instructions • Personalized training guidance • Television and radio viewing • Interface with your personal iPod, iPhone or other device • Interactive games to play while you’re working out • Internet access from your machine • Message boards about upcoming events & programs • Message boards about upcoming Green Ridge events

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Spring Makeover

A

Adult

Lose Big

Lose Big is a 12-week program for all ages and fitness levels. This is not just a weight loss program. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help you attain them. You will workout with a Certified Personal Trainer twice a week in teams of four. You will be given nutritional guidance and be taught lifestyle changes. Lose Big is exercising made fun, but be prepared to work hard! There will be monthly team challenges where you will go head to head with other teams. Workout times are based on your availability. You do not need to be a member to join the program. This a value of $1000 for only $250! Installation payments of $62.50 are also available. For further information, please contact Chelsea Arner at 540-777-6310. Ages

Date

Day / Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 15-Jul 1

Various

Green Ridge

22602

$250

Six Week Spring Makeover

Ages

Date

Day / Time

Place

Course #

Fee

18+

May 6-Jun 10

Various

Green Ridge

22642

$150

Senior Health

55+ Ov

Wellness

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. Participants will also receive weekly, group Nutrition Counseling. Once you sign-up for the program we’ll be contacting you to set up days/times for your training. Come ready to work hard in this high intensity program!

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Medicare Decisions Made Easy

You have been told that you are eligible for Medicare, but what does that really mean? This educational presentation will help you understand the Medicare program and what you need to do to make the right decisions for yourself regarding your medical and prescription drug needs. Presenter: Lynn Atkinson. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 13

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

22529

$0

55+

May 11

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

22530

$0

55+

Jun 8

Sa

10:00am-11:00am

Brambleton

22531

$0

New!

Be a Kid Again

Be a Kid Again-but with new toys! Check out our activity room which includes the Wii (games like bowling, archery, fitness, dance, etc), Xbox Kinect (games like river rafting, golf, darts, Zumba, etc), air hockey table, the Makoto (a giant active Simon game), foosball table, and a lighted playfloor that you can even play the drums on! This special time is just for our active adults and provides an instructor for playing games. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 10-May 15

W

9:00am-9:45am

Green Ridge

22405

$15

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

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Age Doesn’t Matter With a Racquet in Your Hands

Find out for yourself during our first ever FREE tennis lesson days in early April. (see next page).

Athletics

By Scott Ramsburg

M

ick Merlin had never touched a tennis racquet in his life. Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004, he didn’t expect to live this long, let alone pick up a new sport. Now in his late 50’s, Mick is a player and captain in three different leagues, with a local championship win under his belt.

The U.S.T.A. has recently introduced several new forms of play aimed at getting young people involved in tennis. Launched just a few years ago, Quick Start Tennis uses larger balls and lower nets to keep younger kids from getting intimidated by full size equipment.

“If somebody would have told me a few years ago that I’d be playing tennis I would have laughed in their face.” says Mick. “Now I can tell you that it’s a whole lot more fun to go out and play, even if you lose , than to be sitting on the couch at home. You’d be surprised what you can do!”

“If you’re four feet high, it’s pretty intimidating to hit a ball over a net that’s 36 inches in the middle,” says Bill. If you start on a smaller court with a lower net, kids get pretty good. The most important thing is kids get confident and feel good about themselves.”

Mick’s first exposure to the sport was through a Roanoke County tennis clinic. His instructor, Bill Fitzgibbon, was also introduced to tennis later in life, at the age of 34. Bill is also the U.S. Tennis Association’s (U.S.T.A.)Leagues Coordinator for the State of Virginia. Bill clearly loves his job. “What can be more fulfilling than to have learned something that makes you happy and have the opportunity to share it with other people and universally make them happy as well? I think I get as much out of it as they do.” Tennis is often called a lifetime sport. No matter what your age or skill level, you don’t have to look far to find someone to play with. Tennis provides a great cardio workout, while enhancing your balance and focus. Finally, tennis is affordable! In the Roanoke Valley, we’re blessed with plenty of public courts, so there are always places to play. Tennis also has a social component that many sports don’t have. “You get involved in the community,” says Bill. “You meet hundreds of new people and get together at a venue where you’re all having fun.”

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Parks and Recreation sponsored clinics are one of the best places to learn the sport, because you get to learn from certified instructors at a fairly low cost to the student. Certification is important because it provides a framework for teaching that has a proven track record. According to Bill, “My goal is to teach you enough so you can feel good about yourself, and want to go out there and have more fun. Try it and see if you like it! The next thing you know you’ve met 200 people you don’t know before. It’s a great social and athletic endeavor.” Once you’ve learned the basics, the U.S.T.A offers a wide variety of divisions separated by age and skill level. Whether you’re 9 years old or 90, there’s a place for you to play. Mick Merlin believes that he’ll be playing tennis for many years to come. “It’s a lifelong sport, whether you’re a youngster or a senior citizen. Tennis is a whole lot of fun, competitive, good for your health and not expensive. It just kinda makes sense...”

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


Tennis Lessons

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FREE Tennis Lesson

Wonder if tennis is right for you or you child? If so, Roanoke County has a deal for you! The first week in April, Roanoke County will partner with various USTA instructors from the Roanoke Valley to offer FREE group tennis lessons at various sites across Roanoke County. The lesson will give a brief overview of the fundamentals of tennis to allow you to make the decision for yourself. The program is completely FREE, with preregistration required. Please bring your own tennis racquet. Due to the anticipated popularity of this program, we ask that you only register for one session for you or your child. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

6-10

Apr 1

M

5:45pm-6:45pm

Darrell Shell Park

21075

$0

6-10

Apr 2

Tu

5:45pm-6:45pm

Garst Mill Park

21076

$0

6-10

Apr 4

Th

5:45pm-6:45pm

Walrond Park

21077

$0

11-15

Apr 1

M

6:45pm-7:45pm

Darrell Shell Park

21078

$0

11-15

Apr 2

Tu

6:45pm-7:45pm

Garst Mill Park

21079

$0

11-15

Apr 4

Th

6:45pm-7:45pm

Walrond Park

21080

$0

16+

Apr 1

M

7:45pm-8:45pm

Darrell Shell Park

21081

$0

16+

Apr 2

Tu

7:45pm-8:45pm

Garst Mill Park

21082

$0

16+

Apr 4

Th

7:45pm-8:45pm

Walrond Park

21083

$0

Want a FREE tennis lesson?... You’ve got it! (see left)

Tennis for Beginner Level Youth

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Apr 9-18

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21967

$39

8-12

Apr 30-May 9

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

21968

$39

8-12

May 21-30

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

21965

$39

8-12

Jun 11-20

Tu, Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21966

$39

Tennis for Beginner Level Teens

We have tennis summer camps too, just look at page 35.

Quick Start Tennis

QuickStart Tennis is a new format to help children seven 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 4 and 8 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: $39 and includes all equipment needed, including age appropriate rackets which must be returned. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-8

Apr 1-22

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21953

$39

4-8

Apr 29-May 20

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Walrond Park

21954

$39

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

13-17

Apr 1-22

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21959

$39

13-17

Apr 29-May 20

M

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

21960

$39

Athletics

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

Tennis Lessons for Beginner Level Adults

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

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Apr 9-18

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21977

$39

16+

Apr 30-May 9

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Walrond Park

21987

$39

16+

May 21-30

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Darrell Shell Park

21978

$39

16+

Jun 11-20

Tu, Th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Garst Mill Park

21979

$39

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

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Youth Team Sports

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

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.eteamz.com/cavespringrec 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

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Great Beginnings Youth Clinics

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

Inclement Weather Cancellations

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

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Want more sports clinics for the under 12 crowd? Check out our summer camp lineup in the center pages of this magazine.

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 13-May 11

Sa

9:00am-10:00am

Bonsack ES

21947

$65

Great Beginnings Baseball & Softball

Each child, along with his or her parents, will work together to learn basic motor skills needed to successfully move on to more organized baseball or softball; including throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skill stations are altered so that each child remains challenged Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

4-5

Apr 13-May 11

Sa

12:00pm-1:00pm

Walrond Park

21942

$59

4-5

Apr 13-May 11

Sa

2:00pm-3:00pm

Bonsack ES

21943

$59

4-5

Apr 13-May 11

Sa

4:00pm-5:00pm

Clearbrook ES

21944

$59

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


Youth Clinics

Baseball & Softball Preseason Clinics

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Archery Classes

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

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 2013 recreation season. This fun and exciting clinic will cover the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, infielding, outfielding, and base running. Local coaches are welcome at no cost. Boys clinics are led by the Hidden Valley High School Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff. Girls clinics are led by the Virginia Class Action Scrappers, an area competitive organization that is dedicated to developing softball for girls. The programs will go on, rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather, the boys program will be moved indoors at Hidden Valley High School, and the girls program will be moved to Northside High.

Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

Ages

Gender

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

8-10

Apr 14-May 12

Su

1:30pm-3:00pm

Brambleton

22603

$75

6-12

Boys

Mar 17-24

Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Hidden Val. HS

21948

$39

10-12

Apr 14-May 12

Su

3:00pm-4:30pm

Brambleton

22604

$75

6-14

Girls

Mar 17-24

Su

1:30pm-4:30pm

Northside HS

21952

$39

12-14

Apr 14-May 12

Su

4:30pm-6:00pm

Brambleton

22605

$75

Baton Classes

Get twirling! Learn how to twirl and throw a baton in this fun instructional course new at Green Ridge. Tara Rader from Pizzazz Star City Twirlers will teach the basic skills of baton twirling. This is a beginner level class. If a baton is needed or information on where to purchase a baton, please call 777-6315 at least 10 days prior to start of class.

Archery classes with Roanoke County Parks are RIGHT ON TARGET!

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)

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course

Fee

5-7

Mar 18-Apr 22

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22375

$45

8-12

Mar 18-Apr 22

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Green Ridge

22723

$45

Adults Classes

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Fencing

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

17+

Level

Beginner

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

May 1-29

W

6pm-8pm

Green Ridge

22739

$75

Athletics

Adult Team Sports Softball League

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Adult

Ages

4. MEN’S 35+: Open to any sponsoring organization for ages 35 and older. (Tues/Thurs) 5. MEN’S CHURCH: Open to church sponsored teams only. (PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE SPONSORING CHURCH) AGE: Sixteen (16) years old and above. (Tues/ Thurs). 6. 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 29. Practice starts April 1. ENTRY FEE: $375 must be paid by check or money order. DEADLINE: Last year teams – March 3-9 New teams – March 10-23 ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE AT: www.roanokecountyva.gov/athletics

En garde! Prepare for top-notch fencing instruction at Green Ridge Recreation Center.

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

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till not sure what camp is right for your child? Come to the Camp Roanoke Open House on Saturday April 27 from 10am to 3pm. Meet the staff, get a guided tour, try out activities and enjoy lunch on us. No reservations needed.

Choosing a Camp Tips from the ACA & Camp Roanoke

By Erin O’Donnell

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ummer camp is a place where kids can simply be kids. In recent years, special interest summer options have grown to include a wide range of activities including: sports, cooking, acting, nature, and traditional summer camps, just to name a few. With all of these options, how does a parent decide on the right fit for each child? The American Camp Association (ACA) offers these tips: • Focus on your child’s interests and maturity level. Involve them in the decision making process. Are they ready to spend multiple nights away from home or should they start with a day camp program? • Location will lead to certain experiences. Are you looking for a natural/rustic experience (beaches, mountains, woodlands) or a more human-influenced experience (sports, technology, citybased)? • Research the program structure. What is the ratio of campers to staff members? How are activities organized? • Ask about parent-camper communications. Many camps operate through letters and emails to campers, rather than phone communications. • If a child has special dietary or physical needs, discuss this with the camp. Many camps are able to work with the parent, camper, and staff to ensure these needs are met. At Camp Roanoke, we offer a wide variety of traditional naturebased summer camps for children starting as young as five years old. Time at camp is spent outside giving the campers a chance to unplug and explore the world around them. Playing games, hiking, practicing archery & canoeing skills, and even trying out the rock climbing tower are just a few activities that are available to campers. Besides our traditional summer camp programs, we also offer a week of COPS Camp (June 9-14th) which allows middle

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Look for the ACA symbol to verify your camp program meets the nation’s highest quality standards.

school students to attend camp at a reduced rate while getting to know Roanoke County Police Officers. For more information on COPS Camp, contact a Roanoke County School Resource Officer. We think Roanoke County offers some of the best summer camp opportunities around, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few testimonials from parents and campers of summers past: • “It has been GREAT being able to trust your program to care for, educate and entertain our 2 oldest children for 3-4 summers! They love it!”- (Explorer/Voyager Camp Parent, 2011) • “For both kids the relationships they developed with staff were very important. (Explorer/Voyager Camp Parent, 2012) • “He had a fantastic time and can’t wait to come back!” (Explorer Camp Parent, 2012) • “I knew I could be brave and so much more!” (Adventure Camper, 2011) Does summer still seem too far out of reach? Don’t fear! This spring, Camp Roanoke has a few opportunities to get out and play like it’s already summer. On April 27th, enjoy a day filled with camp activities and a free light meal at Camp Roanoke’s Annual Open House. If you’re worried that spring break might be too boring for your child, send them to the Spring Break Nature Explorers camp from April 2nd-4th, a new program for children ages 8-12 years old. This program gets your child off the computer and into the woods of Camp Roanoke for three full days filled with nothing but Mother Nature and adventure! No matter the season, getting outside is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for children. As Bob Hughes, an expert in child play states: “When we see a child playing with a flower, or in the dirt, or skipping or playing tag, we should remind ourselves that what we are looking at is the child-like result of a deep and irresistible urge to interact with and have knowledge of the world and everything in it” (Hughes, 2001).

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


Youth Education

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Spring Break Nature Explorers

Adventure into the natural world this spring break! Spend a day practicing wilderness survival skills such as fire building and orienteering in a real wilderness setting. On day two, we will use these skills & some new ones to navigate to a hidden waterfall that few have seen. While hiking along the creek, we will keep our eyes peeled for aquatic life such as crayfish & helgamites. On day three, lookout for sinkholes & caves as we learn about the formation of caves and the animals that live in them. End the day with a trip to neighboring Dixie Caverns to explore a vast underground cave. The days will also consist of field games, nature crafts, and an opportunity to try out the rock climbing tower! Participants should be dropped off at 9 AM and picked up by 4PM at Camp Roanoke. Early drop-off at 8 AM and late pickup at 5 PM is available for an additional fee. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

8-12

Apr 2-4

Tu-Th

9:00am-4:00pm

Camp Roanoke

22225

$150

Adult Outdoors

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New!

Accessibility Workshop for Trails

On March 15, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Roanoke County and the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission will host an Accessibility workshop. Featured speakers include Bill Botten, Accessibility Specialist with the US Access Board, and Janet Zeller, National Accessibility Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service. This workshop will be held at Roanoke County’s South County Library from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with an optional afternoon field trip to critique local park facilities, ending at 3:30. Cost $15, which covers lunch and snacks. Registration will be taken online only at: http://tinyurl.com/AccessibilityWorkshop Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Fee

18+

Mar 15

Fri

8:30am-2:00pm

SoCo Library

$15

Looking for a new way to celebrate the coming of spring? Join us for a five mile hike highlighting the wildflowers in bloom at Bottom Creek Gorge Nature Preserve. After the hike, wind down at Amrhein’s Winery with wine tastings and snacks. Bring hiking shoes and a lunch to eat on the trail. This is a moderate-strenuous hike. All participants must be 21 years of age with proper ID. Transportation will be provided. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

21+

Apr 14

Su

8:00am-5:00pm

Brambleton

22226

$50

Open House: Saturday, April 27

Outdoors

New!

Wildflowers and Wine

a Visit us from 10am to 3pm! Meet the staff, get y enjo and ities, activ camp guided tour, try out lunch on us. No reservations needed.

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

Just off Interstate-81, exit 132 (540) 387-6114

Est. 1925

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

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Family Outdoors

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Novice Canoeing

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New!

Composting at Home

Tired of throwing away fruits and veggies that have gone bad? Try composting! This short introductory course in composting will give you the tools to successfully compost in your own backyard or even inside! We will discuss basic composting & vermi-composting which uses worms to increase the rate of decomposition. Each participant will leave the program with a small bin of worms ready to eat leftovers. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Apr 10

W

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

22325

$18

New!

Devil’s Marble Yard Hike

Take a hike! Devil’s Marble Yard, located in Jefferson National Forest, offers an unforgettable experience. The area gets its name from the massive 200-million year old field of boulders, some the size of houses! This hike also boasts fantastic vistas and is located in a designated Wilderness Area. This moderate eight mile trail is one not to be missed. Transportation and guide included. Registration limited to nine participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

12+

Mar 23

Sa

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

22401

$35

Don’t get lost up the creek without a paddle! Instead, come out to Camp Roanoke and learn the right way to guide a canoe. Whether it’s your first time canoeing or you’re looking to refresh your skills, this program will give you the tools necessary to paddle a tandem canoe on flat or moving water. Instruction will be on flat water. Must be able to swim. Ages nine and up. Fee includes all equipment. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

9+

May 4

Sa

12:00pm-4:00pm

Camp Roanoke

22402

$25

New!

Wind & Sun Energy Fun

Get creative with wind and solar technologies! Bring the whole family out and design an electricity producing windmill & a car that will run on solar energy. We will also try our hand at cooking with a homemade solar oven which can be taken home and used again. Prizes will be awarded to the top scientists! Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

8+

May 11

Sa

10:00am-1:00pm

Camp Roanoke

22227

$15

8+

May 25

Sa

10:00am-1:00pm

Green Ridge

22324

$15

New!

Great Channels Hike

Experience one of Virginia’s hidden gems! Located near Hayters Gap, VA this Natural Area Preserve has it all. Witness three neighboring states from the amazing 360 degree mountain top views, explore the Great Channels rock formations and experience its retired and historic fire tower. The trail is five miles in length with the first two miles rated as strenuous. Transportation and guide included. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Apr 7

Sa

8:00am-4:00pm

Kessler Mill

22660

$35 Sit-on-top kayaks are easy for beginners to use, because they’re nearly impossible to flip!

Outdoors

Spring Climbing

Spring is here and it’s time to start climbing again. Camp Roanoke is home to a four sided, 44 foot outdoor climbing tower. Routes will be set for all skill levels including the birds beak overhang. Come spend the evening climbing, just for fun or perfecting your technique. Climbing staff and all equipment included. Ages 5 and up. No experience necessary. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

5+

Apr 10

W

5:30pm-7:30pm

Camp Roanoke

22403

$10

5+

May 8

W

5:30pm-7:30pm

Camp Roanoke

22404

$10

Beginner Rock Climbing

Young or young at heart, it’s always fun to try something new. This beginner rock climbing trip is designed for anyone who wants to try the sport with the safety and experience of trained guides. You will be introduced to the basics, and get the feel of climbing on real rock faces. All routes will be setup and run with approved equipment and trained guides. Transportation and all equipment included. Registration is limited to 9 participants.

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Ages

Date

Day

Time

Place

Course #

Fee

10+

Apr 21

Su

10:00am-4:00pm

Kessler Mill

22392

$40

Mother’s Day Kayaking

Forget the markers and glitter, give Mom a gift she will never forget... a Kayaking Trip! Join her for a leisurely and fun stretch of the near by James River with our experienced guides. Following a brief orientation with your kayak, paddle down river and enjoy the natural surroundings with breaks and time for lunch along the way. Each participant gets an individual sit-on-top kayak. No experience necessary. Must be able to swim. Transportation and all equipment included. Registration is limited to 12 participants. Ages

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

12+

May 12

Su

10:00am-4:00pm

Kessler Mill

22394

$40

Kayaking the New River

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

Date

Day

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

12+

May 5

Su

9:00am-5:00pm

Kessler Mill

22644

$45

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


Camp Roanoke

Visit our Open House on Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm

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Discovery (rising grades K-5)

Looking for an outdoor adventure based day camp experience? Participants will be introduced to a wide range of activities that include: archery, arts and crafts, field games, social development, rock wall climbing, hiking, creeking, special events, a trip to Splash Valley, and much more! Free satellite transportation is available from Tanglewood Mall. Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

Fee After Apr 8

K-5

Weekly, M-F

Jun 17-Aug 9

Camp Roanoke

$195

$220

Explorer (rising grades 3-4)

Want to create the memories of a lifetime? The Explorer program provides a safe and fun co-ed, residential experience in a pristine outdoor environment. Your days will be spent canoeing, hiking, climbing our rock wall, playing field games, making arts and crafts, learning about the environment, archery and many more exciting camp activities! Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

Fee After Apr 8

3-4

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 16-Aug 9

Camp Roanoke

$400

$425

Pioneer (rising grades 5-6)

Designed for kids with a passion for the environmental sciences, this program takes a hands-on approach to learning and fun! Experience the latest in green technology with an on-site learning lab, and learn about the natural world with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Your days will be filled with fun camp activities like canoeing, crafts, field games, campfires, archery, the low ropes course and much more.

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Adventure (rising grades 8-9)

Take your summer excitement to the next level with this program designed for new and veteran campers alike. Throughout the week, campers will experience high-adventure activities such as: high and low ropes course, zipline, kayaking, environmental education, rock climbing, hiking and more. Participants will travel to West Virginia for a three day, two night adventure. Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

After Apr 8

8-9

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 4

Camp Roanoke

$460

$485

Outpost (rising grades 9-10)

Geared toward campers looking for a backcountry wilderness experience, Outpost is guaranteed to be rewarding and fun! Campers will start the week at Camp Roanoke participating in the high and low ropes courses and then venture off-site to experience three nights of tent camping, a day on the river, overnight backpacking, rock climbing, and outdoor living skills. Leave no trace principles and environmental awareness are incorporated into all aspects of this program.

Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

Fee After Apr 8

Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

After Apr 8

5-6

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 16-Aug 9

Camp Roanoke

$410

$435

9-10

Weekly, Su-F

Jul 7

Camp Roanoke

$480

$505

Voyager (rising grades 6-7)

Grades

Sessions

Availability

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

Fee After Apr 8

6-7

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 16-Aug 9

Camp Roanoke

$430

$455

Trek - Beach & Surfing (rising grades 9-11)

Grab your swimsuit and join us for a week of fun in the sun! We’ll travel to Virginia Beach and set up camp right next to the beach. Come make new friends and have the best week of your summer! Our time will be spent exploring unique local habitats while learning to surf, sea kayak, and stand up paddle board. There will also be plenty of beach play, swimming and evening sunsets. No experience necessary. Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

After Apr 8

9-11

Weekly, Su-F

Jun 23

Camp Roanoke

$575

$600

Outdoors

Looking for real summer adventure? The Voyager program is an exciting co-ed residential experience that engages children in activities ranging from canoeing to rock wall climbing. Campers will also participate in: arts and crafts, environmental education, mountain boarding, creeking, hiking, horseback riding, and more.

Trek - New River Gorge (rising grades 9-11)

Visit our Open House on Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm

Join us on our trip to wild and wonderful West Virginia! This Trek is an extreme experience not to be missed. Campers will begin their trip at Camp Roanoke going through the low ropes course as well as practicing on our climbing wall. They will then journey to West Virginia and experience tent style living, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking and environmental education in the beautiful and historic New River Gorge. Grades

Sessions

Session Start

Place

Fee Before Apr 8

After Apr 8

9-11

Weekly, Su-F

Jul 14, Jul 28

Camp Roanoke

$550

$575

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

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Group Travel

Secrets to an Awesome Adventure

The beautiful Edinburgh Castle is just one stop on our tour of Scotland, set for next September.

By Maureen Wilson

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e’ve all seen the movie, had the dream or maybe even experienced the international vacation gone wrong. Your flight delayed, your luggage lost, the hotel suddenly has no idea who you are and where your reservation is. You’re stranded in a town you don’t know, but of course that’s why you’re there… You’re traveling to explore new places. Thoughts like this have kept me from actually trying to travel outside of the states. Having so many things to worry about during your vacation is no vacation at all. However, this week I spoke to some people who have brought new light to my usually dim dreams of traveling abroad.

Travel

I had been perusing the Recreation Family Fun Guide a while back and noticed these amazing trips listed under the Travel section. The trip to Scotland was the one at the top of my hopeful’s list. It was described as a fully immersive experience, including a full-day trip to the Orkney Islands. I would see the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, a stone fortress perched high above all the city. I could search for the infamous Loch Ness Monster from the beautiful shores or Loch Ness. I would learn the art of producing Scotch whiskey during a distillery tour and tasting. Basically 10 days, 14 meals, and 8 prime scenic locations a trip full of memories just waiting to happen!

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1)Planning makes perfect –What’s the first thing you do when you’re considering going someplace new? You ask someone who has been there before. John’s company has been arranging trips for over 94 years. “Our product mangers stay in hotels, eat the food, take the tours, experience everything you would to make sure your trip is perfect. They are constantly tweaking their itineraries and accommodations to be the best there is to offer,” says John. 2) With travel comes unexpected adventures – That’s why Collette Vacations suggests going with a group and buying insurance. As soon I as heard the word insurance I could hear my father’s voice in my head “What a rip off, you’ll never use it.” But John assured me insurance is not what it used to be. Collette offers an industry leading insurance waiver as a way to sooth your worries. Life happens and you never know where the next few months will take you when you’re planning your vacation so they have a no questions asked cancelation policy.

3)There’s no better way to make new friends – According to John, sometimes the people you meet on trips end up being the people you’re most compatible with. “Friendships are made that can last a life time,” he says. “We have tour guides who have been exchanging traveling cards for years with friends that they met All of this sounded amazing, but I wasn’t thrilled by the prospect while on our trips.” of traveling with a group of complete strangers for an extended period of time. Not to mention the other fears of lost luggage and A group trip was starting to sound not only good, but a perfect fit not speaking the language of the locals scared the travel cooties for me and almost everyone I could think of. Suddenly being aware right out of me! That’s when I was pointed towards John Rosen- of this awesome opportunity I thought it best to let you in on the stock, a representative for Collette Vacations who plans week long secret. Group trips are back, people! So start saving and jump in… vacations offered by Roanoke County Parks. I was told that after Roanoke County has a wide assortment of trips to take with them speaking with him all my worries would melt away. to help you experience new sites and new adventures while making lasting friendships. If you’re not ready for a 10 day excursion to John made quite the impression. He was able to quickly answer Scotland check out one of our shorter vacations and try it out. The my questions, which were honestly quite a few since I am a bit of team of professionals at Roanoke County Parks are always willing a “Nervous Nelly” when it comes to vacations. John filled me in on to help out and find the right trip for you. a few little secrets: Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com • Register by phone 540.772.PLAY


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Discover Scotland

An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cites, stirring history plus distinct myths and stories. You will experience the Orkney Islands during a full-day guided excursion, see the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, search for the infamous Loch Ness Monster from the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, learn the art of producing Scotch whisky during a distillery tour and tasting, and witness the remarkable skills of working Scottish sheep dogs. Fee includes round trip air from Roanoke Regional Airport, air taxes and fee/surcharges, hotel transfers, lodgings, eight breakfasts, six dinners and is completely escorted by Collette Tours. Not included is cancellation waiver and insurance of $220 per person. A deposit of $250 per person is due at registration with the balance due July 4, 2013. For a detailed brochure and to register call 777-6351 or 6352. Ages

Date

Days

Depart From

Course #

Single

18+

Sep 2-9

M-M

Brambleton

22003

$4249

Double

$3849

Triple

$3,819

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

New Mexico is a place diverse in culture and scenic beauty. In both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, you will discover cities rich in multiculturalism, natural beauty and profound history. Highlights of the trip are the Balloon Fiesta, Old Town Albuquerque, the Nuclear Science & History Museum, The Indian Cultural Museum, Turquoise Train, Santa Fe, Louetto Chapel and Santa Fe School of Cooking. Fee includes air transportation from Roanoke, five Breakfasts, three dinners, lodging at the Albuquerque Marriott & the Lodge at Santa Fe, fully escorted. Not included is cancellation waiver and insurance of $165 per person. A deposit of $250 is required at registration. A discount of $100 per person is good until April 8, 2013 For full details of this trip, call 7776351 or 6352. Ages

Date

Days

Depart From

Course #

Single

18+

Oct 8

Tu

Brambleton

22117

$3069

Double

$2469

Triple

$2439

Did you know Roanoke County Parks sells discounted Kings Dominion & Busch Gardens tickets? Check our website in early April for details.

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Kings Dominion Day Trip

Ride the all-new WindSeeker and Intimidator 305 or have fun playing in their Waterworks (don’t forget swimsuit, towel and sunscreen)! For young kids there is Planet Snoopy and Dinosaurs Alive. This trip is sure to be a good time for thrill seekers or those looking for a fun day trip! $90 fee includes admission, parking, staff and transportation. Got your own tickets? Pay for the trip without admission for just $55 per person, and travel in comfort in an Abbott Bus. Parent or guardian must escort children that are under 13 years of age. Registration Deadline: July 25. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

All

Aug 9

F

7:00am-10:00pm

Brambleton

22173

$55/$90

All

Aug 9

F

7:30am-9:30pm

Green Ridge

22173

$55/$90

New!

Taste Tour of Lancaster, PA

Do you like to eat? This tour is for you! First stop will be an Amish Smorgasbord followed by a stop at Lancaster’s famous Central Market. Then we will head to an Amish farm to check out the Amish lifestyle. Afterwards, we will head to Hershey for a taste of some good chocolate with a tour of their factory. We will wrap things up with the Turkey Hill Experience (home of Turkey Hill’s famous ice cream and teas). Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Fee includes meal and entrance fees. Don’t forget to bring some extra souvenir money to purchase yummy chow chow or jellies to go and shopping at the market! Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

All

Sep 21

Sa

6:00am-1:00am

Brambleton

22526

$150

All

Sep 21

Sa

6:30am-12:30am

Green Ridge

22526

$150

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Take in an ice show at Dollywood’s Famous Smoky Mountain Christmas or explore self-guided Pigeon Forge (featuring outlet and museums) and Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic Festival of Lights (trolley ride included in fee). If headed to Dollywood for the day, ticket is not included in fee. Choose your sight-seeing option. Children need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. This year marks the 42nd time balloons have taken to the skies over Albuquerque. It’s the largest hot air balloon event in the world!

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

All

Dec 7

Sa

6:30am-1:30am

Brambleton

22349

$51

All

Dec 7

Sa

7:00am-1:00am

Green Ridge

22349

$51

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

Travel

Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge for the Holidays

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Adult Daytrips

Over 55 Trips

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Exchange Hotel, Civil War Museum & Fried Chicken Graves’ Mountain Lodge Gordonsville, Virginia is home to this historic Hotel and Museum, which is Virginia’s only standing Civil War Receiving Hospital. Before the Civil War, the Hotel with its high ceilings and grand veranda welcomed weary passengers from two railway lines. The Confederate Army transformed the Hotel into the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital which treated over 70,000 soldiers by war’s end. The Museum houses a world-renowned collection of artifacts relating to medical care during the Civil War. Gordonsville’s famous fried chicken is a tradition brought up from the pre-civil war past and carried thru today. Enjoy a fried chicken lunch in the town known since the 1800’s as the “chicken leg center of the universe”. Also, enjoy a visit to nearby Barboursville Ruins, the mansion of former Governor, James Barbour preserved as a ruin after its destruction by fire in 1884. This is one of three residences designed by Thomas Jefferson, Barbour’s close friend. Today the estate is an award winning vineyard. It is a 10 minute walk to the Ruins. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour fees, lunch, wine tasting, bus and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 9

Tu

7:30am-6:00pm

Brambleton

21809

$67

18+

Apr 9

Tu

8:00am-5:30pm

Green Ridge

21809

$67

Lunch at the Greenbrier

Since 1778 distinguished guests from around the world have been coming to this award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Enjoy the Greenbrier Resort’s classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape and unique gift shops as you have full access to the public areas. Your luncheon is a delightful plated lunch served in the Dining room. Dressy casual attire is requested. The Resort’s seasonal activities such as tour of the hotel, the bunker, golf, etc. are available at your own cost. Fee includes bus transportation, plated lunch, escort and more! Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

Apr 19

F

8:30am-6:30pm

Brambleton

21638

$75

18+

Apr 19

F

9:00am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

21638

$75

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Trip

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Charlotte, North Carolina is the home to this 150,000 square foot state of the art facility devoted solely to honoring the history and heritage of Nascar. This high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes artifacts, interactive exhibits, a 275-person state-of-the-art theater, the Hall of Honor and much more. From the down-home history of stock car racing to the legendary drivers and their race cars, the Hall of Fame encompasses every aspect Nascar has to offer. Admission includes lunch in the Hall of Fame Cafe and the experience of the excitement of the Driving Simulator. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, admission ticket, lunch, driving simulator, escort and bus transportation. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

May 14

Tu

7:00am-7:15pm

Brambleton

22320

$69

18+

May 14

Tu

7:30am-6:45pm

Green Ridge

22320

$69

Nestled deep in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Syria, VA, Graves’ Mountain Lodge has been handing out down home hospitality for the last 135 years. Known for their famous home cooked food, lunch will be served family style and will definitely please your palate. There will be time to shop at the gift shop for the wonderful Graves’ Mountain Brand preserves and jellies. Also included is a visit to Yoder’s Country Market which sells a variety of homemade jams, spices, nuts, candies and delicious baked goods. You will also tour the Hebron Lutheran Church, the oldest Lutheran church in continuous use in the United States and is only one of a handful of wooden Virginia churches that pre-date the Revolutionary War. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, family style lunch, all tour stops, bus transportation, and escort. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 24

W

7:00am-6:30pm

Brambleton

21708

$67

55+

Apr 24

W

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

21708

$67

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Artisans Studio Tour in Newport, VA

Stafford Art Glass and Robert Tuckwiller Gallery are both located in this picturesque community in the New River Valley. Parker Stafford is an extraordinary Glass Blower who will inspire you with his knowledge of this ancient art. Your visit includes a tour of his studio and gallery, a glass blowing demonstration and a beautiful glass blown suncatcher signed and gift boxed for you to take home. In the afternoon, you will visit the gallery of Artist, Robert Tuckwiller, one of the leading landscape artists on the East Coast. With over 35 years of experience, his oil and acrylic landscape paintings highlight all the natural wonders and beauty of the New River Valley and of his home state, West Virginia. Paintings include the Cascades, Sinking Creek Covered Bridge and the historic Glade Creek Mill in West Virginia. Lunch is on your own at Mikey’s 7th Restaurant in Newport. Also, included is a stop at the Sinking Creek Covered Bridge. Fee includes studio tours, glass blown suncatcher, van transportation and escorts. Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

Apr 26

F

8:30am-5:00pm

Brambleton

22341

$37

55+

Apr 26

F

8:45am-4:45pm

Green Ridge

22341

$37

55+

Apr 26

F

9:00am-4:30pm

Kessler Mill

22341

$37

Browse a unique collection of hand crafted glass, at Stafford Art Glass studios in Newport, VA.

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Gap Mills West VA & Paint Bank

Enjoy this scenic drive over Potts Mountain to Gap Mills where you will shop at Cheese ‘N’ More and the Kitchen Creek Bakery. Lunch is on your own at the Swinging Bridge Restaurant in Paint Bank, which has a real swinging bridge inside, so feel free to take a stroll across it and enjoy the realistic wildlife displays and carvings. The menu is Southern style cuisine and the atmosphere is definitely unforgettable. Also, enjoy a tour of the Depot Lodge, the Caboose and the historic Tinglers Mill. Fee includes all tour stops, transportation and escorts.

Stuarts Draft & Dayton, VA

Treat yourself to a fun filled morning of bargains and unique items as you shop at the Dayton Farmer’s Market and the Shenandoah Heritage Market. A delicious buffet lunch awaits you at Hungry Farmer Country Cafe located in the Heritage Market. After lunch you will stop at Milmont Greenhouses and The Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft. Milmont is known for having the largest selection of plants in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. This is a great time to buy your spring flowers including beautiful hanging baskets. Fee includes breakfast biscuit, all tour stops, buffet lunch, escort and bus transportation.

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

55+

May 9

Th

8:00am-4:30pm

Brambleton

22342

$32

Ages

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

May 23

Th

7:00am-6:15pm

Brambleton

22352

$45

May 23

Th

7:30am-5:45pm

Green Ridge

22352

$45

55+

May 9

Th

8:15am-4:15pm

Green Ridge

22342

$32

55+

55+

May 9

Th

8:30am-4:00pm

Kessler Mill

22342

$32

55+

Stars & Stripes Concert at D-Day Memorial

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Bedford, VA was chosen for the National D-Day Memorial because this small town sustained the highest per capita of D-Day losses in the nation. The Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. This special evening includes a visit to the Memorial at dusk and a stirring patriotic concert by the Jefferson Choral Society including performances by the Jefferson Youth Chorale and Cantate and the Chorus of the Blue Ridge. Then enjoy a moonlight serenade with music by the ensemble, Let’s Dance, who will perform musical selections from the 1940s. Please bring your own chair to enjoy the concert. Dinner is included at Mama’s Home Cooking in Montvale. Fee includes tour fee, concert, dinner, bus transportation and escort.

Started in 1994, the Shelton brothers have quickly turned the vineyard into one of North Carolina’s largest wineries.

Lake Norman Cruise & Shelton Vinyards

New!

Date

Days

Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

May 25

Sa

3:30pm-11:00pm

Brambleton

22355

$49

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Lake Norman is the largest man made lake in NC. It is sometimes called an Island Sea with over 520 miles of beautiful shoreline extending over four counties. Board the Catawba Queen, a 55+ May 25 Sa 4:00pm-10:30pm Green Ridge 22355 $49 replica of a Mississippi River paddle wheeler, and enjoy a 1 1/2 hour lunch and sightseeing cruise. After lunch there will be a tour New! North Carolina Transportation Museum and wine tasting at the award winning Shelton Vineyards. Fee Spencer, North Carolina is the home of this museum, located includes breakfast biscuit, lunch, cruise, wine tour and tasting, on the former site of Southern Railway’s largest steam locomo- bus transportation and escort. Ages Date Days Time Depart From Course # Fee tive repair facility that once employed up to 3,000 people. Your 55+ June 19 W 6:30am-6:15pm Brambleton 22350 $72 guided tour includes the 1924 Roundhouse, which was one of the largest ever constructed. The building houses about 40 re55+ June 19 W 7:00am-5:45pm Green Ridge 22350 $72 stored locomotives and rail cars. The Bumper to Bumper exhibit is an impressive collection of antique automobiles ranging from a A Taste of Germany & Shakespeare 1901 White Steam Stanhope to a 1978 Plymouth N.C. Highway You will not want to miss this trip to the Edelweiss German ResPatrol car. A special highlight is a narrated 25-minute train ride, taurant in Greenville, VA where you can find a bit of Germany by pulled by an antique diesel engine touring the 57-acre site. In the the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fare is traditional German food afternoon, you will board one of the new Trolleys in Salisbury, served in a rustic atmosphere. After dinner enjoy the producNC, and enjoy a one hour narrated tour of the historic district tion of Love’s Labour’s Lost, a romantic comedy that is Shakeviewing several historic homes and churches. Fee includes break- speare’s most exuberant wordfest at the Blackfriars Playhouse in fast biscuit, all tour fees, train and trolley ride, lunch at Ryan’s Staunton, VA. This internationally acclaimed theatre company Steakhouse, bus transportation and escort. performs Shakespeare’s works under their original staging conAges Date Days Time Depart From Course # Fee ditions, on a simple stage, without elaborate sets, and with the 55+ Jun 6 Th 7:00am-7:30pm Brambleton 22351 $64 audience sharing the same light as the actors. This has become one of America’s premier Shakespeare destinations. Fee includes 55+ Jun 6 Th 6:30am-8:00pm Green Ridge 22351 $64 dinner at Edelweiss, play tickets, escorts and van transportation. Ages Date Days Time Depart From Course # Fee lease note: We are unable to accommodate large 55+ Jun 13 Th 3:00pm-11:45pm Brambleton 22360 $79 motorized chairs on bus trips. Participants using wheel chairs must be able to walk up steps to get into a bus. 55+ Jun 13 Th 3:30pm-11:15pm Green Ridge 22360 $79 Contact Kari Decker at 777-6357 for accommodations. 55+ Jun 13 Th 3:15pm-11:30pm Kessler Mill 22360 $79 Ages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Tinker Creek Greenway/ Hollins Trailhead Access & Parking just north of I-81, exit 146 Hiking trail and access to Carvin’s Cove

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We have 15 parks with picnic shelters that may be reserved between April 1 and October 31 each year, with reservations beginning February 1 for the upcoming calendar year. Shelters are open to the public unless they have been reserved by another group. Make advance reservations to guarantee the use of a particular shelter. Rentals are now FULL DAY ONLY, regardless of the time needed for your rental. You may also book via phone by calling (540) 387-6078 ext 0, or book online at RoanokeCountyParks.com, by clicking on the Register Online icon, then selecting the Picnic Shelter Rentals tab. 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, and those requiring special equipment including moon-bounces, dunking booths, and tents. For large events requiring portable toilets or staffing, direct costs will be applied to your rental. Please note that C.Darrell Shell Park• isRegister no longer for reservation. Register online www.RoanokeCountyParks.com byavailable phone 540.772.PLAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

Attractions

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

Ballfields

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Northside Complex Facility at Northside High School Softball Field

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Fireplace

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

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

Water Fountain

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

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Electricity

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

Porto-johns

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Playground

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

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

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7415 Wood Haven Rd, Roanoke, 24019 • (540) 777-6300 For rental inquiries, email: clblankenship@roanokecountyva.gov With two multipurpose rooms, a party room, and a double gymnasium, Green Ridge has plenty of space for your next community meeting or birthday party. All rooms have FREE Wi-Fi Internet access. • Indoor Pool Party - Enjoy exclusive use of a party room adjoining the indoor pool for one hour, then spend an hour in the pool. It’s our most popular rental package! Rates start at $150. • Splash Valley Pool Party - Get 45-minutes exclusive use of the party pad picnic area THREE PIZZAS, a drink and ice cream cup for participants, and UNLIMITED swim time afterwards! Rates start at $200. (See NEXT page) • Basic Room Rental - Reserve space in a multipurpose room. Rates start at $50 per hour. • Sports Banquet - Get time in a banquet room to celebrate with your team. Then give them unlimited play with Green Ridge day passes. Rates start at $150 on weekdays and $175 on weekends. • Combination Packages - Ask about pre-packaged party options including the gymnasium, activity room, indoor pool, and more! Three-hour packages start at just $300. • After Hours Rentals - Exclusive use of the indoor pool. Packages may include use of additional areas of the facility as negotiated. Prices start at just $600 for a two-hour indoor pool rental and $950 for a Splash Valley rental. 2

Brambleton Recreation Center

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Camp Roanoke

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. 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.

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Catawba Center

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Craig Avenue Recreation Center

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Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors 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. 900 Chestnut Rd, Vinton, 24179 • (540) 857-5035 For rental inquiries, email: mdougherty@roanokecountyva.gov Featuring a weight room, lounge, auditorium, kitchen, and gameroom, each available as separate rentals or in combination. FREE Wi-Fi internet access is available for rentals. Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 115 • (540) 427-1800 For rental inquiries, email: msellers@roanokecountyva.gov Featuring a large indoor theater with small stage and full audiovisual setup. Seating available for up to 118 people.

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Administrative Office

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

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Pool Parties Now Booking Party packages at Roanoke’s premiere outdoor aquatics facility are affordable, fun and all-inclusive! New this year, we’ve added THREE PIZZAS to every rental.

Unlimited swimming

45-minutes on the party pad Three pizzas Ice cream & drink for each participant Only $200 on weekdays / $230 on weekends for groups of up to 20 people. Alternative party packages are available for larger groups. You may bring your own birthday cake, but no other outside food is allowed in the facility. Call 777-6306 or email clblankenship@roanokecountyva.gov to reserve your space.

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

Hydro Fit

Get a total body workout without putting a lot of stress on your joints and muscles. This is a medium intensity exercise program that includes strength training exercises and short intervals of cardio training. A variety of water fitness equipment will provided. Ages

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Time

Place

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Fee

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Apr 11-May 9

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10:00am-11:00am

Green Ridge

22528

$35

Morning Canoeing

Enjoy a beautiful spring morning from a different perspective, the water! Before it gets too hot we will take this chance to enjoy a day canoeing at Camp Roanoke, lead by Charlie Beisecker. We will arrive at camp, and have a safety lesson before hitting the water. Please dress in clothing appropriate for outdoor activities.

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Time

Depart From

Course #

Fee

18+

May 11

Sa

9:30am-12:30pm

Brambleton

22575

$17.50

All American Trip to Washington D.C.

This is your chance to visit our nation’s capitol and experience the history and culture that built the United States you know today. During this 3 day, 2 night trip, you will get to tour the monuments as they glow to life in the evening, tour the White House where Mr. President himself lives, and visit the Smithsonian and the National Zoo. To add to those adventures, you will get to watch a live Major League Baseball game as the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves. Hotel accommodations will be at the Hampton Inn, located in the heart of D.C. Participants must be able to walk and strand for extended periods of time, as well as be independent in taking medications and personal care. A $100 deposit must be made at the time of registration. The remainder of the balance is due by August 12. Ages

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Day

Depart From

Course #

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18+

Sep 16-18

M-W

Brambleton

22560

$400

Experience the great outdoors with T.R.S.

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


Program Registration 1) Online Registration

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

Scan the barcode to go directly to our site!

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

Already a Participant? If you have previously registered with us for any program, or if

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

A New Participant? To register online, you will need to have your User ID and Family

PIN. Request a new account online by selecting the “My Account Tab” within our online registration portal. Then click on the “Create New Account” button. New accounts are not activated until you complete your first program registration. You may also request an account via telephone by calling any number listed below.

2) Phone

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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 9 for County Residents only; Monday, March 11 walk-in and phone for County Residents only; and Wednesday, March 13 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 2013 Registration METHOD OF PAYMENT

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

MUST BE RECEIVED WITH REGISTRATION

COURSE #

DAY/TIME

LOCATION

PARTICIPANT NAME

AGE

FEES

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___DISCOVER

___ CASH

___ CHECK (CHECK #_________) ___MONEY ORDER

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CHARGE CARD AUTHORIZATION

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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

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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 Family Fun Guide - Spring 2013  

Roanoke County's complete lineup of recreation programs for Spring 2013, and a look at our Summer 2013 youth camps.