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ecreation

A Publication Of:

Roanoke

County

Winter 2017 Programs (Jan to Mar) • www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

Parks, Recreation and Tourism


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Explore

ecreation

A Publication Of:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Dear friends and neighbors, We’re excited to welcome 2017 with some fantastic new program offerings to keep your family healthy and active during the cold winter months. Over the past few months we’ve worked hard behind the scenes to make some service improvements. Green Ridge Recreation Center’s wellness area has been revitalized with hundreds of new pieces of exercise equipment. If you haven’t been lately, I encourage you to check out the high-quality and technologically equipped circuit machines, treadmills and free weights now available. When you sign up for a program, you’ll also notice that our department has refreshed our registration software for the first time in decades. Public facing improvements include better online functionality such as online account updating and online membership purchase. Please be aware that you may need to create a new account when you sign up (details on page 7). We hope you’ll join us as we continue to move forward and further our mission of providing quality recreation experiences here in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Sincerely,

Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

In This Issue Move pgs. 10-29

Splash

10 Green Ridge

48 Swimming Lessons American Red Cross based

14 Exercise

50 Lifeguard Training

25 Youth Wellness Gymnastics, KidFit, and a new

52 Water Exercise

Over 75,000 square feet of healthy fun for your family

Group exercise, zumba, jazzercise, boot camps and t’ai chi

gymnastics for homeschoolers

28 Athletics Adult softball schedule, little tykes, and a look at rec league info for 2017

Learn

pgs. 30-47

Knitting, jewelry making, photography, painting, and pottery Cooking, gun safety and

language

38 Performing Arts Music and dance classes 39 Dog Training Obedience classes from High Hopes 40 Technology Computer based learning at South County, Vinton and Glenvar libraries

44 Kids Crafts, painting and pottery 46 Camps & After School School or facility based

extended care programs and school’s out day camps

47 Therapeutic Recreation with disabilities

instruction for ages 6-months to adult

Learn what it takes to be a lifeguard or swim instructor at Green Ridge Group exercise classes held in the Green Ridge indoor pool

Explore

pgs. 54-61

54 Travel Adult trips, family day trips and overnight

30 Arts

35 Cooking & Education

pgs. 48-53

Classes for individuals

vacation opportunities

57 Outdoor Adventure Mountain biking,

Horseback riding excursions, and Scavenger Hunts

58 Nature Programs Environmental education and hikes

60 2017 Summer Camp Preview


Contents 06

Register Sign up for your favorite programs online or by phone. Find out how and when to register.

08

Events Mark your calendars for these special events from Roanoke County.

62

Parks Map & Facility Rentals

A complete list of our recreation amenities.

07 New Registration Info

Find out how to register with our brand new registration software.

14 Why Yoga?

Read from an insider’s perspective on why yoga works for them.

30 To Knit or Not to Knit...

What’s keeping you from cuddling up with a great new hobby?

54 Brewery Workshop

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Hop on the brewery bandwagon! Learn from some local pros.

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WINTER 2017 SESSION Resident Registration Open Registration

- Begins Wednesday, December 28 for County residents only

- Begins Saturday, January 7 for Non-County residents

WHO — Anyone can sign up for programs from Roanoke County. You don’t have to be a resident. However, County residents may take advantage of early online registration days and walk-in or phone registration days prior to open registration. See lower left of this page.

Look for this icon to register online!

REGISTER ONLINE

WHEN — At the start of each program session, registration will open up first online for County residents, followed by walk-in or phone registration for residents. Non-residents may sign up at any time after Open Registration begins. See lower left of this page.

Visit Us Online at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. Click on the Register for Activities icon shown here, or select from the menu “I Want To>> Register Online.” You will be directed to our hosted registration portal www.RoanokeCountyParks.MaxGalaxy.net Browse our programs and register online using a credit card.

HOW — Registration is on a first come, first pay basis. Registration will be taken until a class is full, or a class is canceled 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.

New Login Info When you’ve ready to sign up, a login is required to use the online

registration portal. We’ve just upgraded to new software, so you may need to create a NEW ACCOUNT to register, even if you have previously signed up for services from Roanoke County Parks. If you are current member of Green Ridge Recreation Center, or have signed up for a program on or after JANUARY 1, 2017, an account already exists for you. On the registration portal, select LOGIN, and use the FORGOT PASSWORD option to see if an account exists in your name or CREATE ACCOUNT if you are a new user. The online portal will allow you to store payment information and view your account history and memberships for all transactions after 1/1/17.

Simply Call one of the numbers below to register for programs, or for more 540.772.7529 Brambleton Center

3738 Brambleton Ave. 24018 Green Ridge Recreation Center 7415 Wood Haven Rd. 24019 Roanoke County Parks Offices 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. 24153

*Individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in general recreation programs listed in this guide. Please contact 777-6357 to discuss reasonable accommodations at least two weeks prior to the program start date.

Look for symbols Like those below to quickly determine age appropriate programs on each page. Look for specific age requirements in the program details box under the course description. (Actual requirements may vary).

P

Preschool Ages 0-5

Y

Youth Ages 6-12

T

Teen Ages 11-17

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re s h o c

Yo u t h

Te e n

6

A

Adult

Adult Ages 18 & Up

55+ Older Adult Ages 55 & Up Ov

er 55

F

Fa m i l y

Family, Various Ages

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CONFIRMATIONS — Please show up for the first class at the appointed time and place unless you are notified by phone. You will only be notified if your registration cannot be accepted in cases where the class is full or has been canceled. IF PROGRAMS ARE FULL — Sometimes programs may fill. If this happens, we will gladly add your name to the waiting list. Mail-in registrants will automatically be placed on the list. You will be contacted if a space becomes available.

REFUNDS — In the event Roanoke County cancels the class, you may elect to receive a refund within three 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.

information about our offerings*:

540.387.6078

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. Credit card transactions will appear on your statement as COUNTY OF ROANOKE REC. Make checks payable to: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

WEATHER CANCELLATION — General weather cancellations are updated on our automated phone line at (540) 387-6455, as well as on our website (www.RoanokeCountyParks.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/RoanokeCountyParks). Recreation centers will remain open their scheduled hours, unless otherwise posted.

REGISTER BY PHONE/WALK-IN

540.777.6300

REGISTRATION INFORMATION & FAQ’S

REGISTRATION DEADLINE POLICY — It is Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism policy to accept registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Most classes and programs will accept registration until 24-hours prior to the beginning of said program or class. Camp registration will be accepted until 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the camp starting the following week. It will be at the program supervisor’s discretion to accept or not accept a late registration.

Recreation Phone Line

Call our automated 24-hr information line to get current program and cancellation information.

(540) 387-6455

PRESS 1 - Special Events Info PRESS 2 - Program Registration Info PRESS 3 - Facility Directory PRESS 4 - Cancellations & Facility Closures PRESS 5 - Splash Valley Closures PRESS 6 - Youth Athletics Cancellations PRESS 7 - Adult Athletics Cancellations


Big Changes for Online Registration

Ready to sign up for a recreation program from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism? We’ve just made a big change to our registration and facility management software for the first time in 20 years! That means you will likely need to create a NEW log-in account when signing up online. Access program registration through www.RoanokeCountyParks.com or log directly onto the registration portal at:

www.RoanokeCountyParks.MaxGalaxy.net While the majority of the changes to our software will not be visible to our customers, there will be several enhancements for our participants, including: Online Account Options • Store and manage multiple credit card payment types • View historical payment information for classes and memberships • View member check-ins to Green Ridge Recreation Center • Schedule or pay balances on future programs such as After School for Kids and select Summer Camp options Online Membership Purchase • Purchase a prepaid 6-month or 12-month Green Ridge membership online. • Purchase a Splash Valley Season Pass online (coming soon) Online Facility Reservation • Rent a picnic shelter online • View select picnic shelter and facility schedules online • Request a pool party at Green Ridge or Splash Valley (coming soon) Need help creating an account? Call us at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0


Tons of Fun

We’re celebrating our 18th annual event of FREE activities; including balloon sculptures, face painting, performances, clowns, creative crafts, magic and more. Representatives of many local community organizations and businesses will fill the mall with fun family activities. Plus, enjoy rides and giant inflatables for youth of all ages. You’ll be delighted by all there is to see and do! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

FEE

All

2/4

Sa

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tanglewood Mall

$0

Glow Night

Glow Night returns for a third year! Celebrate the end of February and join us for an evening of fun in the indoor pool and swim away the winter blues. We will have water games planned and the lights down low. Plan on tossing a water balloon, diving for pennies or just racing in the Lazy River. The parents can enjoy the spa while the kids are entertained. Cost is $5/person and members are free. Everyone has to register even if you are a GRRC member to make sure we don’t have to turn people away due to the capacity of our indoor pool. Deadline for registration is February 22! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

All

2/24

F

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

25001

$5

$0

Father/Daughter Dance

Get dressed up and come out for a fun night of memories! Fathers, grandfathers, and uncles come in your suit or tux and daughters, granddaughters, and nieces come in your best party dress. Twirl the night away as the DJ spins your favorite dance tunes. Fee is per person and includes appetizers, drinks, crafts, staff, music and fun. Always a great time and becoming a tradition at Green Ridge Recreation Center! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

All

2/10

F

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Green Ridge

22047

$20

Wine & Food Festival at Explore Park

It is that time of year again!! Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Vinton Wine & Food Festival, May 20, 2017, - 1pm to 6 pm at Roanoke County’s Explore Park. It will be a day of fun, food and wine! Don’t worry though, if you aren’t a fan of the “grape”, we will have some “wheat & barley” available for your taste buds too. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.vintonwinefestival.com AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

FEE

21+

May 20

Sa

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Explore Park

$5/$15

201

7

Roanoke Camp Fa r i

@Valley View Mall March 26 from 12pm to 6pm

SATURDAY • MAY 20, 2017 • 1PM - 6PM AT EXPLORE PARK (BLUE RIDGE PKWY - MP 115) WWW.VINTONWINEFESTIVAL.COM WINE TASTER: $15(IN ADVANCE) OR $20(DAY OF) EVENT TICKET: $5(IN ADVANCE) OR $10(DAY OF)

Overnight sleepaway camps and traditional co-ed programs

Specialty day camps and themed activities for ages 3-17

Meet with representatives from camps throughout the Mid-Atlantic and discover the right program for your child.

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Door prizes including a free week at Camp Roanoke!

Sports

camps to keep your kids moving and fit


Dive into the FUN

18th Anniversary

at

Tons Of Fun! Saturday, February 4, 2017 10 am - 4 pm inside Tanglewood Mall

A FREE day of fun featuring imaginative, innovative and creative happenings especially for children and their families! Including life-size games, amusement rides, hands-on art adventures, costumed characters, and performances by exceptionally creative entertainers!

Call 387-6078 ext. 0 for info or visit us online:

www.RoanokeCountyParks.com

An Event Of:

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County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

With support from:

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Why Green Ridge? Amenities Indoor Aquatics

Wellness Center

Activity Room

Gymnasium

Our indoor aquatics area is designed with family fun in mind. Whether you’re looking for a place to splash, slide, swim or relax there’s something for everyone. We also offer aquatics exercise classes, American Red Cross certified group swimming lessons and personalized private or semi-private swimming instruction. The indoor pool is kept at a comfortable 84 degrees, so it’s never too chilly to take a swim. Please view our pool schedule for operating hours: GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com/schedules. Enjoy our interactive Activity Room that features: • Climbing Wall - Kids will enjoy our new wall mounted climbing area. See if you can reach the top! • Exerbikes - It’s a stationary bike connected to a video game system to keep you moving both virtually and in real life. • Eyeplay Interactive Floor - Illuminated floor games that use a motion sensor to interact with you. • XBOX 360 with Kinect Motion Capture - Move your body and interact with a variety of games, no wires attached! • Wii - If you don’t have your own Nintendo Wii at home, feel free to use ours. It’s a great way to work out while playing fun games with your friends. • Classic Table Game - Enjoy a game of Air Hockey

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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 wellness staff and personal trainers are ready and able to help use the equipment as well as help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals. 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. We offer Pickleball court times throughout the week. Due to programming and large sporting events, portions of the gym may be closed. View the complete schedule online at GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com/schedules.


Green Ridge

Our goal is to support your MOVE to a healthier lifestyle! Making Green Ridge a part of your weekly routine can have huge impacts, such as: improving your physical and mental wellbeing, shedding pounds, overcoming medical issues and meeting new friends. Our flexible monthly membership plans are the most economical way to take advantage of all Green Ridge has to offer, including member exclusive benefits such as free group-ex classes and use of KidZone. With no joining fees or long term contracts, we know you’ll be our next success story! Stop by any time for a tour. When you’re ready to become a member, sign up at the front desk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be ready to assist you.

Membership

Membership Rates

Membership Benefit Classes

Membership Plan Types

Green Ridge offers over 75 land and water group exercise classes free with your membership. For our full schedule, visit us online at GreenRidgeRecreationCenter.com. Member benefit classes do not require pre-registration but fill on a first come, first served basis. Members are welcome to sign up for any group exercise or recreation program shown throughout this guide at the published rates. As a member, these are the courses that come with your membership:

Land Group-Ex

Back In Shape Barre Beginner Yoga Body Attack ™ by Les Mills Body Pump ™ by Les Mills Body Pump ™ Express by Les Mills Cardio Jam Cardio Surge Core Worx Cycle Cycle Express Dancercise Extreme Boot Camp Fitness Fight Club Fit for Life Kick Punch Kid Fit Pilates

Individual Adult Ages 18 to 54

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

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

Teen

Piloxing Power Sculpt Ride n Reps RIPPED T’ai Chi Yoga

Ages 13 to 17

Children Ages 12 and under

Zumba® Zumba Gold® Zumba Toning®

55+ Individual Ages 55 and up

Water Group-Ex

55+ Couple

Twinges in the Hinges Hydro-Fit Hydro-Power Aqua Zumba Aqua Kickboxing Aqua Boot Camp Aqua Sculpt

Two adults ages 55 and up

Base Rate

County Resident Rate

$51

$42

per month

per month

$67

$57

per month

per month

$77

$66

per month

per month

$31

$23

per month

per month

$23

$15

per month

per month

$49

$39

per month

per month

$57

$47

per month

per month

Wellness Equipment Orientation

Please call or visit the Wellness desk to schedule your equipment orientation appointment!

Youth Equipment Orientations

Youth ages 9-14 may use the wellness area with a signed waiver from a parent and completion of our orientation course. Sign up at the wellness desk. Free for members. Non-members are $25 per person/$35 couple.

KidZone & KidVenture

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 consecutive hours per day. Ages 5 to 9 are taken to designated areas during operating hours for guided activities with staff.

Member Discounts for Paid Classes

Now Green Ridge members can get $10 or more off select paid group exercise classes. Look for prices highlighted in ORANGE throughout the wellness section of this magazine! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

18+

Class Dates

Day

Class Time

Green Ridge

12345

$55

$0

KIDZONE & KIDVENTURE = FUN FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES

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Rewards

4 Ways To Play

Roanoke County Parks - Rewards App

Download our new app and earn rewards just by visiting Green Ridge every month as a member! Get punches by participating in activities at Green Ridge. Earn 10 punches, get a $10 Recreation Gift Card.

Member Fitness Challenge - Rewards Program

Stick to your workout and earn prizes such as Recreation Gift Cards, free Green Ridge passes, and free personal training sessions. Are you up for the challenge? Simply follow beginner or advanced wellness tracks provided by our personal trainers! See the wellness desk for details.

Daily Admission Rates County Resident Rate

Base Rate

Ages

Adult

$12

$7

Ages 18 to 54

per day

per day

Child / Teen

$10

$5

Ages 3-17 (Under 3 FREE)

per day

per day

55+

$10

$5

Ages 55 and up

per day

per day

Green Ridge Recreation Center 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! 1) Membership - We offer flexible monthly plans for a variety of family types, with NO joining fees, and NO long-term contracts. Members have full use of our indoor amenities. 2) Program Participation - This program guide contains an amazing variety of general public classes held at Green Ridge. There’s something for everyone! 3) Facility Rental - Green Ridge features a pool party room, two multipurpose rooms and a large gymnasium available for public rental. Our parties were awarded the 2015 BEST of Roanoker Magazine as a party destination. 4) Daily Admission - Visit for the day and make use of our unique indoor pool, wellness center, walking track, gymnasium and activity room.

Green Ridge Hours

Contact Info:

Monday-Friday 5:30am-10:00pm Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

PHONE: (540) 777-6300 EMAIL: GreenRidge@RoanokeCountyVA.gov ADDRESS: 7415 Wood Haven Rd. • 24019

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Not quite ready for personal training? Take part in this 12 week program for all ages and fitness levels. It’s not just a weight loss program, it is also a program to tone and build muscle. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help you attain them. You will workout with a Certified Personal Trainer in groups of 4-6 and compete in monthly team challenges. The base plan includes two one hour workout sessions each week. Base + Extra Day adds one additional weekly workout totaling three sessions each week. For further information, please contact the wellness center at 540-777-6300. Ages

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Plan

Dates

Place

Course #

Fee

16+

Base Plan

Jan 9-Mar 27

Green Ridge

23152

$299

16+

Base + Extra Day

Jan 9-Mar 27

Green Ridge

23153

$444

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JUMPSTART your NEW YEAR’S

RESOLUTION!

FREE Personal

Training

Join Green Ridge in January & get 30-minutes with our trainers at no charge.

(Offer valid January 1-31 for new and rejoining members)

Personal Training Get a certified personal trainer to work with you individually or as a group to develop a program based on your needs. You don’t have to be a member to take advantage of our services. Personal training begins with a complimentary consultation to discuss specific health history, current fitness level and specific fitness goals. The trainer will work with individuals to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Clients will also receive basic nutrition guidance and innovative fitness routines. Payment options are available if you purchase 10 or more sessions. Call 777-6300 to sign up.

Personal Training Rates: SESSIONS

ONE HOUR RATE

HALF HOUR RATE

5

$45/session

$25/session

10

$42/session

$25/session

20 or more

$39/session

$25/session

“I believe that strength and conditioning are important at any point in life and provides a healthier lifestyle. Helping others reach their goals and form healthier lifestyles motivate me to be the best trainer I can be.” - Ben Helms “As a health and fitness specialist, I perform weight loss, strength training, and rehabilitation programs. My joy is helping you become healthy and your joy is the results.” - John Russell “My goal is to work with each client individually to best meet their personal fitness goals. I love my job and take great pride in helping those I train to maintain and improve their health.” - Brittany Arner “I’ve been a personal trainer for 11 years. I thoroughly enjoy helping people of all demographics to improve their health. I enjoy varied and fun workouts targeting different muscles each time you work with me.” - Lindsey Bolt

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WHY MEN’S YOGA? I

take yoga because it helps tremendously with my flexibility and muscle soreness from the work I do; it gives me time to decompress from daily life”, says Chris, a 26 year-old Roanoke County EMS/ Firefighter. Chris started taking yoga last summer and has seen incredible changes since adding yoga to his workout routine. The practice of yoga has been around for quite some time, dating back to thousands of years ago, and there is good reason why it has stuck. The benefits of yoga are vast: increased flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, improved energy, respiration, sleep quality; it helps maintain metabolism, weight reduction and can protect joints and muscles from damage. It’s no wonder so many people are taking yoga today. Mentally, it helps with focus, meditation and relaxation. After a long day of work, yoga provides all the benefits that people need to unwind from the day. In fact, yoga is so popular, that many men are starting to join classes. However, if you look around a typical yoga class, you find way fewer men than women. For some men, this may not be a problem, but for others, this may be what’s holding them back from trying yoga. Feedback from men in the community suggested this may be a contributing factor to not signing up for a yoga class, so the Brambleton Center created

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a remedy for this. A class especially designed for men and the muscles they need to stretch and tone, Practical Yoga for Men has had booming success since its implementation this past summer. Since taking the class, a 70 year-old student said, “I have better agility and flexibility; I take the class specifically for men because there is more exertion in the class and more overall body toning. I like the physicality of the men’s class structure”. Men in the class have also cited “increased core stability”, “recovery after tough workouts”, “injury prevention though increased flexibility” and “getting a mental break” as convincing benefits of taking the class. “As I get older, it’s important to stretch regularly and work on my balance. I like the strengthening component of it and, health wise, I just feel better”, explained a 62 year-old participant about why he continues to take the class.

“Personally, yoga has done so much for me through the years; I started practicing back in college when I had a severe SI joint injury...” “I started this class for several reasons, one of which was that I wanted to create an environment where men would feel comfortable doing yoga. I’ve found


A

Adult

Power Basics

Power yoga is an active style of yoga, designed to elevate heart rate with calorie-burning poses and create heat in the body. This class will cover the basics of power yoga, creating a foundation for the beginning power yoga student. This style of yoga aims to increase endurance and stamina, and places a special emphasis on core strengthening, making it a great compliment to your current workout or gentle yoga practice. Beginners welcome! Six week class. Instructor: Abby Reed. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/17 - 2/21

Tu

6:00pm-6:45pm

Brambleton

31023

$35

Practical Yoga for Men

that men have different reasons for wanting to try yoga and want to stretch and tone different muscles”, explained instructor Abby Reed, on why she started the class. “Personally, yoga has done so much for me through the years; I started practicing back in college when I had a severe SI joint injury. I’ve found that when I practice regularly, it naturally keeps my body aligned. I physically and mentally feel better after a class. I can’t recommend it enough to others.” Currently, Practical Yoga for Men is the first of its kind in the Roanoke Valley. “I got the idea from a gym I worked at previously and they had some success. I thought to myself, why not bring it back to the Roanoke Valley?” It’s a good thing she did, as the class has continued to grow each session. The class is specifically designed to only last 45 minutes, with no in-depth meditation at the end. “I like to use the entire 45 minutes to work and stretch, there are moments when the class can meditate as they stretch, but I have found that men enjoy a shortened class that gets right into the work and flexibility components”. Moral of the story? If you are a man, of any age and experience level, looking to add or enhance to your current workout regimen through yoga, then this is the class for you. Upcoming class: February 28 – April 4, course code #31024. Want to start yoga before with the same instructor? Try “Power Basics”, for men and women, starting January 17 – February 21, course code #31023.

Compliment your current workout or sport with this specially designed yoga class for men. Poses will focus on muscles to increase mobility in the hamstrings, shoulders, hips, lower back and more. Feel energized, stretched and toned after this 45 minute practice. This is a class for all skill levels, beginners welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Abby Reed. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/28 - 4/4

Tu

5:45pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

31024

$35

NEW: Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga

Grab a partner and start off your Valentine’s Day festivities at the Brambleton Center! You’ll get a great workout in and will have fun with your partner in this one night yoga offering. Instructor: Abby Reed. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/14

Tu

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Brambleton

31048

$7

Beginner Yoga

New to Yoga? You can begin your practice here. You will discover how your breath can ease not only your mind but lengthen and strengthen your body. Together, you will work with the instructor on breath control, sun salutations, poses, and meditation. You will leave feeling renewed, relaxed, and re-energized. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/11 - 2/1

W

7:35 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

23092

$25

$0

15+

2/8 - 3/1

W

7:35 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

23093

$25

$0

15+

3/8 - 3/29

W

7:35 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

23094

$25

$0

15+

4/5 - 4/26

W

7:35 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

23095

$25

$0

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A

Adult

Yoga

Experience the link between mindful body movement and breath all the while building heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. Instructors often build the class around sun salutations and weave together poses which can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 4, 10 and 12 week course options. Instructor at Brambleton: Trudi Mardian. Instructors at Green Ridge vary. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

18+

1/19 - 4/6

Th

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

31012

$66

n/a

18+

1/23 - 4/10

M

6:00pm-7:00pm

Brambleton

31014

$66

n/a

18+

1/23 - 4/10

M

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

31016

$66

n/a

15+

1/13 - 2/3

F

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23076

$25

$0

15+

1/15 - 2/5

Su

3:30 pm - 4:25 pm

Green Ridge

23077

$25

$0

15+

1/16 - 2/6

M

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23078

$25

15+

2/10 - 3/3

F

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23079

$25

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/8 - 3/10

W, F

9:00am-10:00am

Brambleton

32035

$64

18+

3/6 - 5/8

M

5:00pm-6:00pm

Brambleton

32034

$55

Fundamental Pilates

A system of body weight exercises that strengthens and stretches the body and improves tone and posture. This class focuses on breathing and flexibility, concentrating on precision movements which flow to create a balanced body that feels and looks good. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona. TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

$0

18+

1/12 - 3/21

Tu, Th

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

31009

$56

$0

18+

3/28 - 6/1

Tu, Th

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

31053

$56

2/12 - 3/5

Su

3:30 pm - 4:25 pm

Green Ridge

23080

$25

$0

M

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23081

$25

$0

15+

3/10 - 3/31

F

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23082

$25

$0

15+

3/12 - 4/2

Su

3:30 pm - 4:25 pm

Green Ridge

23083

$25

$0

15+

3/13 - 4/3

M

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23084

$25

$0

15+

4/7 - 4/28

F

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23085

$25

$0

15+

4/9 - 4/30

Su

3:30 pm - 4:25 pm

Green Ridge

23086

$25

$0

15+

4/10 - 5/1

M

8:30 am - 9:25 am

Green Ridge

23087

$25

$0

NEW: Simple Mindfulness Yoga

Simple and gentle yoga poses to help you unwind, relieve stress, feel great, and become more aware of your body, mind and breath. Increase flexibility, balance and focus. Enjoy stretching, strengthening, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Quiet the mind, renew the spirit and infuse your day and evening with peace and joy! This class is perfect for both new and continuing students. Ten week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner. AGES

DATE

DAY

FEE

18+

1/17 - 3/21

Tu

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Brambleton

31015

$66

18+

1/17 - 3/21

Tu

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Brambleton

31017

$55

18+

1/18 - 3/22

W

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Brambleton

31018

$55

18+

1/19 - 3/23

Th

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Brambleton

31019

$55

18+

1/19 - 3/23

Th

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Brambleton

31020

$55

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. Ten week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian.

16

DATE

DAY

2/13 - 3/6

COURSE

AGES

DATE

15+

PLACE

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. Ten classes per program. Restorative Yoga Certified instructor: Patricia Placona.

AGES

15+

TIME

Yogilates

Pilates

Lay down your gym mat and get ready to do a series of movements to stabilize, strengthen, and lengthen your core. Based on the principles of Joseph Pilates, this class can change the way your body looks, feels, and performs. Pilates builds strength without bulk, creates a sleek, toned body, and improves flexibility. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/16 - 2/6

M

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23088

$25

$0

15+

2/13 - 3/6

M

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23089

$25

$0

15+

3/13 - 4/3

M

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23090

$25

$0

15+

4/10 - 5/1

M

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23091

$25

$0

NEW: Energizing Yoga Flow

Elevate your energy level and feel invigorated in this yoga flowstyle class. This class will lengthen muscles, provide overall toning and increase heart rate, as you move from one yoga asana (pose) to another. This class includes physical poses and breathing techniques. Additionally, this class will increase focus, flexibility and will incorporate a brief meditation and a deep relaxation at the end of class. Your body and mind will feel refreshed, renewed and restored. Instructor: Rhonda Banner. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/18 - 3/22

W

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31021

$55

Chair Assisted Yoga

If you’ve wanted to try yoga, but feel you can’t get up and down easily, this class is for you! Improve balance, posture, coordination and memory, improve muscle tone, reduce stress and learn relaxation techniques. No need to get on the floor, no experience necessary. 200-e RYT, Restorative Yoga Certified instructor.

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/19 - 4/6

Th

7:05pm-8:05pm

Brambleton

31013

$66

18+

3/2 - 4/24

M, Th

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Brambleton

32036

$64

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TONS OF NEW YOGA PROGRAMS TO MEET ANY SCHEDULE. TRAIN WITH OUR YOGA PROFESSIONALS AT BOTH GREEN RIDGE & BRAMBLETON.

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BURN THOSE CALORIES FROM THE HOLIDAY PARTIES!

Cycle Group Ex NEW: Rhythm Riders

Ride to the rhythm of the music for a healthier body, mind and spirit! Come to class tired and leave energized! You will be riding to Rock n Roll, Blues, Pop and Contemporary music, for the best cardio workout you can achieve! Your instructor is fun, energetic and ready to help guide you to your next fitness level. All fitness levels are welcome; beginners are encouraged to start here. Experienced cyclist are encouraged to come inside out of the elements for a premium cardio workout. Rhythm Riders will be training with intervals, hill rides, mountain climbs, flat sprints, attack sprints, and other challenging exercises. Please bring your own water and towel for class. 6 week course. Instructor: varies by session. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/17 - 2/23

T, Th

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31026

$120

18+

2/28 - 4/6

T, Th

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31029

$120

18+

4/11 - 5/18

T, Th

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31032

$120

NEW: Weekend Warrior Ride

Test your limits and endurance with this high cardio, calorieburning ride! Take a break from the cold and warm-up in this high intensity class, perfect for cross-training or supplementing your current workout regimen. Start your weekend with energy, focus and determination. 6 weeks. Instructor: Lori Fadorick.

18

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/21 - 2/25

Sa

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Brambleton

31064

$60

18+

3/4 - 4/8

Sa

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Brambleton

31065

$60

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NEW: Cycle for Beginners

When you think of indoor cycling, do you think, “They go too fast”; “I can’t keep up”; “Cycling is uncomfortable!” “It’s too intense for me”? If so, try our Cycle for Beginners class where you cycle at your own pace! This class is specifically designed for the beginner and will spend half the class during the first week learning bike set-up, cycle terminology and how to ride comfortably. You’ll end the 5 weeks feeling more confident about indoor cycling and will have gotten a great workout. Instructor: Lori Fadorick. AGES

DATE

DAY

18+

1/30 - 3/1

W

18+

3/8 - 4/5

W

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31027

$50

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31056

$50

Ride n’ Reps

Do you love cycling and weight training? Did you answer YES! Then, Ride n’ Reps is for you! Ride n’ Reps is everything you love about cycling with the addition of upper body muscle sculpting. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/13 - 2/3

F

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23056

$25

$0

15+

2/10 - 3/3

F

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23057

$25

$0

15+

3/10 - 3/31

F

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23058

$25

$0

15+

4/7 - 4/28

F

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23059

$25

$0

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A

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

Adult

Extreme Boot Camp

Come ready to work! Extreme Boot Camp will challenge your limits and unlock your fitness potential. You will utilize body weight exercises with interval training and strength training, in a variety of formats and class styles designed to maximize your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Class will be held outside when weather is nice. Instructor: Lori Fadorick. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/17 - 2/9

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23104

$40

$0

15+

2/14 - 3/9

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23105

$40

$0

15+

3/14 - 4/6

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23106

$40

$0

15+

4/11 - 5/4

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23107

$40

$0

Cardio Jam

Fun, Dance and High Energy music is what Cardio Jam is all about! The upbeat music and easy to follow dance moves will burn calories and make your workout tons of fun. It’s easy, effective and totally energizing! Instructor: Pam Butler. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/17 - 2/9

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23109

$40

$0

15+

2/14 - 3/9

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23110

$40

$0

15+

3/14 - 4/6

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23111

$40

$0

15+

4/11 - 5/4

Tu Th

5:30pm-6:25pm 6:30pm-7:25pm

Green Ridge

23112

$40

$0

Fitness Fight Club

Come and unleash your inner warrior in Fitness Fight Club! Join Lori Fadorick and Cecelia McKee for a fun, challenging kickboxing and muay thai inspired workout. After 25 minutes of intense cardio work, participants will use pads and gloves to simulate striking a real target. The class ends with an attack on the abs and a cool down. Join us to jab, cut, and strike your way to a stronger and leaner body. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

18+

1/13 - 2/3

F

5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

Green Ridge

23113

$25

$0

18+

2/10 - 3/3

F

5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

Green Ridge

23114

$25

$0

18+

3/10 - 3/31

F

5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

Green Ridge

23115

$25

$0

18+

4/7 - 4/28

F

5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

Green Ridge

23116

$25

$0

Low Intensity

High Intensity

Medium Intensity

Barre

Barre is a total body conditioning, strengthening, and lengthening class blending together ballet, Pilates, and light weights. You will focus on form, precision, fluidity, and small isometric movements. Each class will consist of a variety of exercises and movements placing emphasis on the core, seat, thighs, and arms. If you’re ready for an invigorating no impact class which delivers maximum results then Barre is for you! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/11 - 2/1

W

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

15+

1/15 - 2/5

Su

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Green Ridge

23117

$25

$0

Green Ridge

23140

$25

15+

2/8 - 3/1

W

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

$0

Green Ridge

23118

$25

$0

15+

2/12 - 3/5

Su

15+

3/8 - 3/29

W

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Green Ridge

23141

$25

$0

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

Green Ridge

23119

$25

15+

3/12 - 4/2

Su

$0

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Green Ridge

23142

$25

$0

15+

4/5 - 4/26

W

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

Green Ridge

23120

$25

$0

15+

4/9 - 4/30

Su

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Green Ridge

23143

$25

$0

Pilates & Barre

This low impact, effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warm-up exercises and stretches based in Pilates, 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 abdominal- targeting mat work. You will feel new strength, increased flexibility, and more graceful. Twelve class program. Instructor: Heather Richardson. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/3 - 2/9

18+

1/6 - 2/17

Tu, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

31011

$60

M, F

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

31010

$60

18+

2/16 - 3/28

18+

2/24 - 4/3

Tu, Th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Brambleton

31055

$60

M, F

10:30am-11:30am

Brambleton

31054

$60

Body Pump Express™ by Les Mills

BODY PUMP by Les Mills is the original barbell class! This 45 minute weight training Express class will challenge all of your major muscle groups! You will squat, press, and curl your way to a stronger self. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/17 - 2/9

Tu, Th

12:15pm-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23121

$40

$0

15+

2/14 - 3/9

Tu, Th

12:15pm-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23122

$40

$0

15+

3/14 - 4/6

Tu, Th

12:15pm-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23123

$40

$0

15+

4/11 - 5/4

Tu, Th

12:15pm-1:00pm

Green Ridge

23124

$40

$0

“EXERCISE NOT ONLY CHANGES YOUR BODY. IT CHANGES YOUR MIND, YOUR ATTITUDE, AND YOUR MOOD.” Explore Recreation Magazine • Winter 2017

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DANCE THOSE WINTER BLUES AWAY! A

Adult

NEW: Zumba Toning

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

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/16 - 2/6

M

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

Green Ridge

23148

$25

$0

15+

1/11 - 2/1

W

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Green Ridge

23144

$25

$0

15+

2/13 - 3/6

M

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

Green Ridge

23149

$25

$0

15+

2/8 - 3/1

W

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Green Ridge

23145

$25

$0

15+

3/13 - 4/3

M

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

Green Ridge

23150

$25

$0

15+

3/8 - 3/29

W

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Green Ridge

23146

$25

$0

15+

4/10 - 5/1

M

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

Green Ridge

23151

$25

$0

15+

4/5 - 4/26

W

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Green Ridge

23147

$25

$0

Core Worx

Zumba®

Zumba® Fitness is an explosive workout combining the motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations allowing participants to dance away their worries.

20

Zumba Gold® Want to feel the excitement of the popular Latin dance-exercise program geared to beginner or older adult participants? If you answered yes, join us for Zumba Gold! Created to emphasize the basic steps of ZUMBA, this feel-happy program is so easy to follow that everyone of all ages can do it.

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/11 - 2/1

W

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23125

$25

$0

15+

1/14 - 2/4

Sa

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23129

$25

$0

15+

2/8 - 3/1

W

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23126

$25

$0

15+

2/11 - 3/4

Sa

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23130

$25

$0

15+

3/8 - 3/29

W

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23127

$25

$0

15+

3/11 - 4/1

Sa

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23131

$25

$0

15+

4/5 - 4/26

W

6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Green Ridge

23128

$25

$0

15+

4/8 - 4/29

Sa

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Green Ridge

23132

$25

$0

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Time to get toned in 40 minutes! Core Worx hones in on all the muscles from your shoulders to your knees specifically targeting your abdominals. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/11 - 2/1

W

5:30 pm - 6:10 pm

Green Ridge

23134

$25

$0

15+

2/8 - 3/1

W

5:30 pm - 6:10 pm

Green Ridge

23135

$25

$0

15+

3/8 - 3/29

W

5:30 pm - 6:10 pm

Green Ridge

23136

$25

$0

15+

4/5 - 4/26

W

5:30 pm - 6:10 pm

Green Ridge

23137

$25

$0

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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.

A

Adult

Dance For Your Life

Come move to your favorite hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s while burning calories, improving muscle tone, strengthening, building endurance and working on balance in this low impact cardio class. This fun class is great for all fitness levels, no dance experience required! Instructor: Patricia Placona. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/19 - 3/9

Th

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

32033

$55

Total Body Workout

STABLE AND STRONG! Increase your energy level. Improve your cardio fitness. Lose body fat. Strengthen, sculpt and tone your muscles. Eight week program. Instructor: Anthony Bryant. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/9 - 3/6

M

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

32029

$35

18+

3/27 - 5/15

M

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

32030

$35

Jazzercise®

Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results fast. It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling, Shakira’d-be-proud dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. These sessions are not prorated. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+ 18+

1/27 - 3/31

F

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

31004

$43

2/27 - 5/1

M

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

31002

$43

18+

3/2 - 5/4

Th

6:35 pm - 7:35 pm

Brambleton

31003

$43

Jazzersculpt® Experience 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+

1/11 - 3/15

W

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brambleton

31005

$43

18+

3/22 - 5/24

W

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brambleton

31051

$43

Low Intensity

Medium Intensity

High Intensity

Fit for Life

Are you in need of a class to help you improve your endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility with low impact? If so, Fit For Life is for you! Joint friendly exercises, light weights and various equipment will be used in seated and standing exercises. Come to workout and come to enjoy the welcoming environment and the fun music! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/17 - 2/9

Tu, Th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Green Ridge

23060

$35

$0

15+

2/14 - 3/9

Tu, Th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Green Ridge

23061

$35

$0

15+

3/14 - 4/6

Tu, Th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Green Ridge

23062

$35

$0

15+

4/11 - 5/4

Tu, Th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Green Ridge

23063

$35

$0

Back in Shape

Grab a chair, mat, and weights and be ready to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and posture. A step up from Fit For Life, Back in Shape includes floor exercises in addition to seated and standing exercises. You will improve functional fitness for daily activities in a fun and encouraging environment. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/17 - 2/9

Tu, Th

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Green Ridge

23064

$35

$0

15+

2/14 - 3/9

Tu, Th

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Green Ridge

23065

$35

$0

15+

3/14 - 4/6

Tu, Th

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Green Ridge

23066

$35

$0

15+

4/11 - 5/4

Tu, Th

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Green Ridge

23067

$35

$0

Dancercise

Dancercise is a 30 minute seated class great for those who want a fun and easy way to exercise all awhile increasing mobility and confidence. You will leave ready to move and groove throughout the rest of your day! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/13 - 2/3

F

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

23068

$25

$0

15+

2/10 - 3/3

F

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

23069

$25

$0

15+

3/10 - 3/31

F

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

23070

$25

$0

15+

4/7 - 4/28

F

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

23071

$25

$0

UNLIMITED! Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise and Jazzersculpt classes for just $105. Register online using course #31006 or call (540) 772-7529 to get this special rate. Dates: 2/22-5/1, COURSE: 31006

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Adult

Never Stop Moving

Begin your morning with this low impact fitness class, designed to blend standing and seated exercises to improve endurance, strength and balance. The class will increase heart rate through gentle exercises and will end with seated poses to improve flexibility and posture. Enjoy fun music and good company in this class created for active adults. Eight week class. Instructor: Jane Powell. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

30+

1/3 - 2/23

Tu, Th

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

31008

$56

30+

3/7 - 4/27

Tu, Th

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

31057

$56

Low Impact Aerobics

Improve your stamina and cardiovascular health while strengthening and toning your upper and lower body muscles! Low impact aerobics is great for all fitness levels. Fees for sessions already in progress will be prorated. Ten week program. Instructor: Jane Powell. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/12 - 3/21

Tu, Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

31007

$56

18+

3/28 - 6/1

Tu,Th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

31052

$56

Body Enrichment

Exercise at a pace you can handle! Starting in a seated position, Body Enrichment is designed for women and men who want to increase their energy and improve balance and coordination. This all-around fitness class is for the student who wants to get involved in a program that is fun, successful and results oriented. Instructor: Sarah Linkous. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

55+

12/28 - 2/24

M, W, F

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

31000

$53

55+

12/28- 2/24

M, W, F

10:40am-11:40am

Brambleton

31001

$53

55+

3/10 - 5/3

M, W, F

9:30am-10:30am

Brambleton

31049

$53

55+

3/10 - 5/3

M, W, F

10:40am-11:40am

Brambleton

31050

$53

Mental Wellness

Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T’ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as ‘Meditation in Motion’ because it promotes serentity through gentle movement; connecting the mind, body, and spirit through as sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goal is to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one’s health. Eight week program at the Brambleton Center. Instructor: Denis Spencer or Tess Post. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/31 - 3/21

Tu

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Brambleton

32031

$56

18+

2/1 - 3/22

W

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

32032

$56

15+

1/16 - 2/10

M&W F

11:15am-12:10pm 12: 00 pm - 12:55pm

Green Ridge

23072

$70

15+

2/13 - 3/10

M&W F

11:15am-12:10pm 12: 00 pm - 12:55pm

Green Ridge

23073

$70

15+

3/13 - 4/7

M&W F

11:15am-12:10pm 12: 00 pm - 12:55pm

Green Ridge

23074

$70

15+

4/10 - 5/5

M&W F

11:15am-12:10pm 12: 00 pm - 12:55pm

Green Ridge

23075

$70

Nia

Try one of the most innovative and safe cardiovascular programs around. It let’s 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 class program. Instructor: Laura Pole. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/30 - 3/27

M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Brambleton

31031

$38

A

Adult

Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness

Looking to reduce the stress and strife in your life? MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction programs provide practical techniques to better manage stress, chronic illness, pain and stressful life events. Learn how to improve present moment awareness, identify physical triggers and generate positive thinking during this five week course. Several approaches to meditation (that you can use at home!) will be taught and techniques for managing difficult emotions, pain, and improving communication with others will be practiced. Five week course. Instructor: Dr. Mary Ann Koch.

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T’ai Chi (T’ai Chi Chuan)

Transform Your Mindset, Metabolism & Motivation

Have you been wanting to improve your eating habits, exercise more and have more time for self care? What is stopping you? Many times, without even realizing it, our negative thought patterns lead us to self sabotage. That’s why in these workshops, we will focus on breaking that cycle so you can focus on setting clear intentions and achieve success. Whether your goals are overall health, weight loss or just a better mindset, one, or all, of these workshops may be for you! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/14

Tu

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31060

$10

30+

1/10 - 2/7

Tu

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brambleton

31063

$50

18+

3/21

Tu

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31061

$10

18+

3/28

Tu

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Brambleton

31062

$10

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NEW: Kindertots

Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Parents will be contacting after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

2-3

1/3 - 1/24

Tu

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Ridge

22095

$44

2-3

1/31 - 2/21

Tu

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Ridge

22096

$44

2-3

2/28 - 3/21

Tu

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Ridge

22097

$44

NEW: Kids Yoga

Kids Yoga is a class where children participate in fun fitness, playful movements with strength and flexibility, as well as relaxation benefits with breathing techniques all done to child friendly music. Parents will be contacting after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

3-5

1/3 - 1/24

Tu

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

22098

$44

3-5

1/4 - 1/25

W

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Green Ridge

22089

$44

6-12

1/4 - 1/25

W

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Ridge

22092

$50

3-5

1/31 - 2/21

Tu

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

22099

$44

3-5

2/1 - 3/22

W

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Green Ridge

22090

$44

6-12

2/1 - 3/22

W

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Ridge

22093

$50

3-5

2/28 - 3/21

Tu

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

22100

$44

3-5

3/1 - 3/22

W

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Green Ridge

22091

$44

6-12

3/1 - 3/22

W

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Ridge

22094

$50

NEW: Kinderdance

Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. Parents will be contacting after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff. AGES

DATE

DAY

3-5

1/2 - 1/23

M

3-5

1/7 - 1/28

Sa

3-5

1/30 - 2/20

M

3-5

2/4 - 2/25

3-5

2/27 - 3/20

3-5

3/4 - 3/25

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Green Ridge

22086

$55

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Green Ridge

22101

$55

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Green Ridge

22087

$55

Sa

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Green Ridge

22102

$55

M

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Green Ridge

22088

$55

Sa

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Green Ridge

22103

$55

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Prestige Gymnastics for Moms & Tots

Moms and tots bond over a 30-minute gymnastics class for the younger participants. This program caters to the 1-2 year olds! Parent participation is required. Your little ones will be improving on balance, coordination, and motor skills while socializing with other kiddos and parents! Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

1-2

1/14

Sa

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Ridge

22009

$8

1-2

2/11

Sa

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Ridge

22010

$8

1-2

3/11

Sa

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Ridge

22011

$8

1-2

4/8

Sa

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Green Ridge

22012

$8

Prestige Gymnastics for Preschoolers

Preschool gymnastics classes at Green Ridge are filled with obstacle courses, tunnels, and exciting lesson plans, but your time spent with us is not all fun and games. Each preschool curriculum is carefully designed for what kiddos need most at these ages. Not only are they JAM-PACKED with fun, new activities in each class, they offer extensive physical work on balance, coordination, and motor skills. Sounds great, right? I’m not done yet! Our instructors are instilling intellectual learning into each class! Your little tots will be counting, using shapes, colors, sounds, music, and engaging all 5 senses! We haven’t forgotten about good listening skills! Our most asked question by parents is, ‘What can a 3 year old really do at gymnastics?’ The answer is, ‘LOTS’, let us show you! Leotard is not required-wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

3-4

1/14

Sa

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

22001

$15

3-4

2/11

Sa

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

22002

$15

3-4

3/11

Sa

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

22003

$15

3-4

4/8

Sa

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

22004

$15

Kid Fit

Prestige Gymnastics for School Age

Each and every gymnast in our recreational program receives multitudes of one-on-one attention! This class boosts selfesteem and confidence as each gymnast will soon see their skills improving and bodies toning. We give our gymnasts big goals and encourage them to push themselves to succeed! Although this gymnastics class is not being held in an actual gymnastics facility, we will continue to be extremely goal oriented as we work balance, tumbling, coordination and more! Our classes are based off of USAG curriculum and mixed in with fun and effective drills. These classes will be training on a multitude of equipment. Our Beginner Program at Green Ridge is an entry level class that introduces the wonderful sport of gymnastics and build up basic skills so one day we can move to a more advanced class! Leotard is not required-just wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

5-12

1/14

Sa

11:00 am - 12:00 am

Green Ridge

22005

$15

5-12

2/11

Sa

11:00 am - 12:00 am

Green Ridge

22006

$15

5-12

3/11

Sa

11:00 am - 12:00 am

Green Ridge

22007

$15

5-12

4/8

Sa

11:00 am - 12:00 am

Green Ridge

22008

$15

NEW: Prestige Gymnastics for Homeschoolers

PRESTIGE GYMNASTICS LOVES HOMESCHOOLERS! PGA does tons of speeches and classes at homeschool groups and co-ops around the area and the one thing we have learned is that they get LEFT OUT! That’s why here at Green Ridge Recreation Center we offer classes and activities JUST FOR YOU! These classes are great for kids starting at age 5 up to 12 years old! Don’t worry though, if we have a large group, we split the ages so everyone gets instruction that is fitting for them! Leotard is not required-just wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

5-12

1/10

Tu

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

22043

$15

5-12

2/14

Tu

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

22044

$15

5-12

3/14

Tu

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

22045

$15

5-12

4/11

Tu

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

22046

$15

A fun and challenging kid fitness class for those seeking to improve overall fitness or increase athletic performance. Combining games, obstacle courses, core work, aerobic exercise with a light stretch warm up and cool down, it is sure your kid will have a BLAST! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

4-8

1/12 - 2/2

Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23096

$25

$0

9-13

1/12 - 2/2

Th

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Green Ridge

23097

$25

$0

4-8

2/9 - 3/2

Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23098

$25

$0

9-13

2/9 - 3/2

Th

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Green Ridge

23099

$25

$0

4-8

3/9 - 3/30

Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23100

$25

$0

9-13

3/9 - 3/30

Th

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Green Ridge

23101

$25

$0

4-8

4/6 - 4/27

Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23102

$25

$0

9-13

4/6 - 4/27

Th

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Green Ridge

23103

$25

$0

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Japanese Karate

Self-discipline, confidence, coordination , awareness, improved memory & focus, and how to protect oneself against a verbal or physical attack if needed are lessons in a structured class of Karate. Learn to use the mind as well as the body to resolve conflict. Karate is a sport that one can do at any age. It is great for kids as well as adults. Many adults have taken karate earlier in their lives. It is time to start back-all levels welcome. This is a light contact class. We work with many people with physical limitations. Instructor David Ginnings. Six week class.

Karate teaches, discipline, confidence, awareness, and focus. Karate for home schooled kids helps with socialization, as well as training their minds and bodies. This course is a light contact sport. We have three objectives in this class. Train how to avoid a potential threat, with body language, and voice. What to do if the situation escalades. Finally how to defend oneself, if conflict is unavoidable. This is a six week course. Instructor Sensei David Ginnnings. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

5-12

1/4 - 2/8

W

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

22073

$85

6-9

1/3 - 2/7

Tu

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Green Ridge

22072

$85

5-12

2/22 - 3/29

W

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

22077

$85

10+

1/3 - 2/7

Tu

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

22071

$85

6-9

2/21 - 3/28

Tu

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Green Ridge

22075

$85

10+

2/21 - 3/28

Tu

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

22076

$85

NEW: Adult Self Defense

Do you know how to defend yourself from an attacker? Learn how to recognize a potential threat. Learn how to avoid that threat. Learn how to deal with that threat. Learn how to use your body as a weapon, if needed. This is a four week program. Low impact. Simple body movements. Physical limitations are not a problem. Instructor David Ginnings. Four week class.

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NEW: Homeschool Karate

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/3 - 1/24

Tu

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Ridge

22074

$55

18+

2/7 - 2/28

Tu

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Ridge

22078

$55

18+

3/7 - 3/28

Tu

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Ridge

22079

$55

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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 and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principles that are practical for self defense as well as daily life. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

12/26 - 4/17

M

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

22048

$40

18+

12/29 - 4/20

Th

6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Brambleton

32037

$40

18+

12/31 - 4/22

Sa

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Brambleton

32038

$40


Think karate classes are just something for kids to do during the summer? Think again! Roanoke County has worked with Wado-Ki Karate studio for over a decade, providing a unique no-contract alternative to traditional martial arts programs. We’ve expanded our offerings this winter to include Japanese Karate, Homeschool Karate and Adult Self Defense programs with instruction from 2nd degree black belt David Ginnings. What makes the classes different? Wado-Ki translates to mean “Way of the Peaceful Spirit.” Programs focus on providing options during times of potential conflict.

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Top 10 Skills from David Ginnings Awareness Empowerment Muscle memory Learning to breathe Handling tense situations Physical Stance Avoidance techniques Escape options Body control Psychology of attack What about strikes and kicks? Wadi-Ki teaches you all the karate moves you’d expect, along with some that you might not expect. All the skills are low-impact and low-contact, and all sparring is done in a controlled environment. DID YOU KNOW: An open hand technique can be used to attack or defend. Not only does it provide a less intimidating initial stance, but in some cases can be more effective than a closed fist attack while reducing risk of injury.

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Softball League

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

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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.roanokecountyparks. com/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!

YOUT H TEAM SPORT

SIGN UPS

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

September

6-18

Football

May/June

August

September

6-12

Flag Football

May/June

August

September

6-11

Cheerleading

May/June

August

September

6-18

Basketball

September

November

January

7-18

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)

YOUTH RECREATION LEAGUE REGISTRATION:

SEASON BEGINS: The week of May 2. Practice starts April 1.

Cave Spring National Little League: www.eteamz.com/csnll

ENTRY FEE: $375 must be paid by check or money order.

Cave Spring Recreation Foundation www.csrec.org

DEADLINE: Last year teams – March 6-12 New teams – March 13-27 ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE AT: www.roanokecountyparks.com/athletics WEATHER CANCELLATION: Call (540) 387-6455 • Press 6 for Youth Team Sports • Press 7 for Adult Team Sports • Press 8 for general program cancellations

Cave Spring American Little League www.eteamz.com/csall

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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NEW: Little Tykes Basketball

Let’s play ball! The Little Tykes program focuses on developing good players and good sportsmanship. Kids have a chance to learn the fundamentals of basketball through passing, dribbling, shooting and fun skill drills. This skill development program will run for ten weeks, the first four weeks will be practices with the remaining six weeks for game play. Each player will receive a t-shirt, trophy and team picture at the end of the program. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

3-5

Jan 28-Apr 1

Sa

9:00am-9:55am

Green Ridge

31126

$75

3-5

Jan 28-Apr 1

Sa

10:00am-10:55am

Green Ridge

31127

$75

3-5

Jan 28-Apr 1

Sa

11:00am-11:55am

Green Ridge

31128

$75

3-5

Jan 28-Apr 1

Sa

12:00pm-12:55pm

Green Ridge

31129

$75

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TO KNIT OR NOT TO KNIT... E

verywhere you look people are knitting and gifting their special creations to friends, family and strangers alike. Utilizing specialty and locally sourced yarns has also become popular lately, but that’s a whole different course. With a large resurgence in knitting, people are interested now more than ever to see what all the fuss is about! Leah Marlow, our knitting instructor extrodinaire, is a big fan of the centuries old tradition. “What a beautiful thing, we have objects in our house & life that someone else made, and we don’t always think of them as heirlooms. When you pass something onto someone, and they pass it on to someone else, it’s an heirloom and what a great thing they’re able to do!” Two knitting courses are offered this winter through Roanoke County. Leah is the instructor for the Knitting Workshop: Fixing Your Mistakes and Cable

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Knitting Made Easy. She taught herself how to knit and has 16 years of knitting experience. Couple that with her passion to help people connect and explore their creative talents; she can guide just about anybody into discovering their knack for this trendy hobby.

class is, four weeks. You can do it!“

Knitting isn’t the easiest of all hobbies to quickly pick up. It can be frustrating when you make a mistake

In Cable Knitting Made Easy, participants learn the basics of this classic technique. You’ll learn how

The Knitting Workshop will teach you how to overcome those obstacles through making intentional mistakes in your knitting. Common mistakes involve dropped stitches and accidental yarn-overs.

“It’s a family tradition. You’re making these objects that other people are going to have and use.” and don’t know how to quickly fix it, especially when knitting. You have to have patience with yourself. “I’ll ask them if they believed in the tooth fairy as kids? So if you could believe in the tooth fairy for x amount of years, you can believe in yourself for how long this

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to move stitches either forward or behind each other, twist stitches and change their position, and then continue to knit. “When you learn this method, you can make remarkable things because you end up with braided stitches all the way through knitting,” said Marlow.

With this particular program, staff have suggested that class participants be comfortable with casting on and knitting the stockinette stitch. We do offer a beginners knitting course throughout the year as well. So if you’re brand new to knitting and don’t want to jump into these courses without learning some of the basics, then keep an eye out for our spring and fall guides as we will switch up the offerings then. Knitting is a skill that has been passed down from generation to generation. “It’s a family tradition! You’re making these objects that other people are going to have and use,” said Marlow. “Mothers and grandmothers teach their children the basics of knitting at a young age. As long as you remember the basics and are willing to be patient with yourself, you will succeed and pass the tradition along to future generations.”


Cable Knitting Made Easy

Overcome your pattern and chart-reading fears and learn the art of knitting beautiful cables! Knit in a group setting while we demystify abbreviations and symbols for right and left twists, braids and compound cables. Participants should be comfortable with casting on and knitting stockinette stitch. Instructor: Leah Marlow. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/6 - 2/27

M

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Green Ridge

22042

$65

Knitting Workshop: Fixing Your Mistakes

Take the mystery out of mistakes and become a more confident knitter. This two week workshop will teach you to identify and fix common knitting mishaps-giving you the skills you need to remedy mistakes in stockinette stitch, lace and cable patterns. Participants should have a basic knowledge of knitting techniques. Instructor: Leah Marlow. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/23 - 3/2

Th

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Green Ridge

22041

$40

What’s stopping you? 1. No Time to learn - Although a good excuse, with our instructors you’ll pick it up in no time! Learn once and you’ll be able to invest in your free time for the rest of your life. 2. Isn’t this for old people - False! You can knit at any age! Have you seen those cute beanies they sell for $54 at your favorite locally produced alpaca fur hipster store? You could make your own for a fraction of the cost! 3. No Room for more craft supplies - Good News! Yarn takes up a fraction of the room that traditional craft supplies take up. Plus, it’s super light, so you can store it in an easy to move basket or tote. Knitting on the go is much easier than painting a portrait on a road trip. 4. You’re too busy taking our cooking coursesWhile completely understandable just keep in mind, if you were to take up knitting you could knit yourself a cool coozie for your mason jar smoothies. 5. Too busy staring out the window looking for warmer weather - We hear ya! But how about you pass the time living in the now. You can spend your hours knitting cute scarfs to put on your pets as you wish winter away.

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Arts & Crafts

Photography

Jewelry Making Workshop

Digital Photography: Basics and Beyond

Socialize and take an hour to enjoy crafting with others. Learn how to pattern beads to make your own jewelry. All supplies are provided. Instructor: Rebecca Lawrence. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/13 - 2/13

M

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Ridge

22083

$8

Wreath Making

Join others in your community as you learn how to make a beautiful wreath for your front door. This will be a fun and entertaining two hour workshop! We’ll provide the materials, you provide the creativity! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

15+

2/9

Th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Brambleton

32021

$29

Burlap Wreath Making

Do you ever drive by houses and wonder how they make those big beautiful burlap wreaths? This two hour workshop will guide you into making your very own burlap wreath. Come have a good time. All materials are included.

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Ready, Aim, and SNAP that perfect pic! Learn your camera inside and out! Classroom instruction during this two hour workshop will focus on both automatic and manual settings. Learn how to adjust ISO, white balance, exposure and more. This class is open to both point and shoot and DSLR photographers. Participants should bring their camera, a fresh battery and owner’s manual. Instructor: Leah Marlow. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/9

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

22039

$24

Composition and Digital Photography Series

Balance. Light. Color. Learn the importance of these three elements in photography with a two part class. First session will focus on the fundamentals of composition and give students the opportunity to ask questions about camera settings before taking time to photograph independently. The second session will be more of a classroom discussion and group critique of each student’s work. The class is open to point and shoot, DSLR, and smart phones. Participants should bring their camera, fresh battery, and owner’s manual. Instructor: Leah Marlow.

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DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/8

W

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Brambleton

32023

$29

18+

3/13 - 3/20

M

6:00pm-8:00pm

Green Ridge

22040

$40

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Oil Painting

Have a passion for 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+

1/25 - 3/1

W

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brambleton

31035

$86

18+

1/26 - 3/2

Th

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

31040

$86

18+

3/15 - 4/19

W

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brambleton

31044

$86

18+

3/16 - 4/20

Th

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

31042

$86

Watercolor

Enjoy a simplified step-by-step process while you learn to express yourself through watercolors. 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. Instructor: Michael Farrar. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/25 - 3/1

W

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brambleton

31037

$86

18+

3/15 - 4/19

W

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brambleton

31046

$86

Master Watercolor Series

Portraits in Oil

Learn how to acquire a likeness of yourself or a loved one in Oils. Bring a photograph (5x7 or 8x10) in size that has a simple background, so that you can learn to study the structure of the face and head. Discover how to find the correct proportions using warm and cool colors and correct values to flesh out your portrait. Six week class. Supply list will be given when class minimum is met. Instructor: Michael Farrar. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/24 - 2/28

Tu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Brambleton

31036

$86

18+

3/14 - 4/18

Tu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Brambleton

31045

$86

Learn from an award-winning, master watercolor instructor during this specially designed series. The class will be spent learning to paint from students’ photos of models, learning new techniques to emphasize facial structure, shading and texture through watercolors. Created for all skill levels - beginners welcome! Supply list furnished once minimum registration is met. Six week class. Instructor: Suzanne Ross. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/23 - 2/27

M

9:45 am - 11:45 am

Brambleton

31038

$86

Family Paint Night Adult Paint Night

Embrace your creativity and enjoy a fun night out with friends! Our instructor will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece! All materials will be provided. No art experience necessary! Instructor: Katie Reed. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/26

Th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Brambleton

32019

$29

18+

3/2

Th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Brambleton

32022

$29

18+

3/13

M

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Walrond Park

32024

$29

Looking for a fun family activity? Get the whole family painting at this paint night. We will have paintings that even little hands won’t have a hard time with so that your kids can get in on all the fun. Instructor: Katie Reed AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

7+

2/23

Th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Brambleton

32047

$29

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A

Adult

Ceramics

Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experience with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique. The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your greenware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

Create beautiful monotypes without a press, using common art materials! Gelli plate artwork is quick and uses minimal supplies, but creates a unique piece. We will go over the basics of this technique; there will be a supplies list sent for purchase once minimum registration is met. 4 hr. workshop. Instructor: Suzanne Ross.

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/13

M

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brambleton

31047

$45

18+

1/19 - 3/9

Tu

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

32000

$52

18+

3/30 - 5/18

Th

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

32001

$52

Family Pottery

Hand Building in Clay

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

Many parents are as interested in pottery as their children. In this class, work side by side with your child, learning how to hand build with clay and work on the potter’s wheel. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. An adult must register with a child. $95 per person $190 for both. Eight weeks. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/11 - 3/15

Tu

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

32008

$225

18+

1/22 - 3/12

Su

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Brambleton

32009

$95/$190

Pottery

The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren’t in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

Instructor

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/9 - 3/20

M

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Barnhill

32012

$225

18+

1/9 - 3/20

M

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lyn

32013

$225

18+

1/10 - 3/14

Tu

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bob

32014

$225

18+

1/11 - 3/15

W

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lyn

32015

$225

18+

1/12 - 3/16

Th

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Martha

32016

$225

Absolute Beginners Pottery

Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter’s wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren’t in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Instructor: Carlos Dowling

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NEW: “I Can’t Stop Gelli Plate Printing” Workshop

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DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/12 - 3/16

Th

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brambleton

32017

$159

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Cooking German Cooking

Möchten Sie lernen wie man deutsch kocht? Would you like to learn to cook German food? Not only will you learn about how to cook authentic German food, but also learn about German traditions. January’s menu will include: Sauerbraten, Spätzle and red cabbage and a jelly roll filled with strawberries and cream. February: Schweinelelende im Blättertteig (pork tenderloin in a flaky pastry), German potato salad, assorted salads, and cream puffs. March: Hungarian Goulasch, rice, green salad, and German apple pie. April: a four-course meal including carrot and cucumber salad in a Dijon dressing, Lauch und Lachs Kuchen (leek and salmon pie), Brie cheese and crusty bread, and strawberries and cream for dessert. All materials and instruction provided. Instructor Barbara Hassell is from Stuttgart, Germany and lived there until age 20. She has a BA from Roanoke College, a MALS from Hollins in German Studies, and a PhD from Virginia Tech in Cultural Studies. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/23

M

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22013

$37

18+

2/20

M

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22014

$37

18+

3/13

M

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22015

$37

18+

4/3

M

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22016

$37

Indian Cooking

What better way to warm up on a cool winter evening with some warm, comforting Indian food! January will feature a combination of rice, meat and lentils that create a sumptuous meal. Chicken Biryani is a dish prepared with basmati rice and chicken. Daal Makhani lentils cooked in a creamy sauce and the delicious dessert Gulab Jamun which is fries dough balls soaked in syrup. A bonus for this lesson is learning how to make the cooling sauce, Raita. February will be delicious creamy dishes-Chicken Makhni (Butter Chicken), Gobhi Masala (cauliflower cooked in a thick sauce), and Kheer-the delicious Indian Rice Pudding. March will be a vegetarian feast. Learn how to make Chana Masala (chickpeas in sauce), Palak Paneer (Indian cheese cubes in a spinach curry) and Puri (fried bread). April will feature a festive menu: Chicken Tikka Masala (marinated and grilled chicken cubes cooked in a creamy sauce), Matar Pulao (rice with peas) and Gaja Halwa (carrot dessert). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/11

W

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22023

$37

18+

1/28

Sa

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Brambleton

32044

$37

18+

2/8

W

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22024

$37 $37

18+

3/1

W

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22025

18+

3/25

Sa

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Brambleton

32045

$37

18+

4/26

W

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Ridge

22026

$37

NEW: Clean, Lean & Green - Smoothie Workshop

Green smoothies are all the health rage, but have you tried to make them and found yours less than delicious? Greens are vital to our health because they nourish and detoxify your body. Studies have shown that greens can speed up weight loss, boost immunity, help ease respiratory and digestive issues, increase energy and mental clarity and even prevent cancer. Green smoothies are a green powerhouse in a glass! In this workshop you will learn more about the benefits of greens from a certified nutritional coach. You will make, taste and take home delicious smoothie recipes. Come join us as we sip our way to optimal health in this 1.5 hr. workshop! Instructor: Nicole Pardon. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+ 18+

2/18

Sa

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

31058

$18

3/9

Th

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Brambleton

31059

$18

Yeastophobia 2

In this class we will tackle the elusive Sourdough Bread from beginning your starter to its final completion. We will use the ‘Tartine’ method for preparing the sourdough bread. This model is based on the cafe of the same name in ‘where else’ - San Francisco! While our sourdough ferments you will learn the art of the French baguette. Instructor: Loni Bier. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/4

Sa

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brambleton

31030

$50

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Adult

NEW: Adult Self Defense

Do you know how to defend yourself from an attacker? Learn how to recognize a potential threat. Learn how to avoid that threat. Learn how to deal with that threat. Learn how to use your body as a weapon, if needed. This is a four week program. Low impact. Simple body movements. Physical limitations are not a problem. Instructor David Ginnings. Four week class. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/3 - 1/24

Tu

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Ridge

22074

$55

18+

2/7 - 2/28

Tu

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Ridge

22078

$55

18+

3/7 - 3/28

Tu

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Ridge

22079

$55

Firearms Safety - Concealment Class

Safety is paramount when it comes to firearms. This program meets the state requirements to apply for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. This six hour lecture style PowerPoint course is taught by Mark Jervis, current National Rifle Association certified instructor and former instructor for the VA Department of Criminal Justice Services. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the class which can then be taken to the Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction participants reside in to apply for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. Some topics included in the day are: Firearms and children, rules of firearms safety, ammunition nomenclature and function, proper safe handling of a handgun malfunction, revolver and semi-automatic handgun nomenclature, and more. Pre-registration is required. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

21+

1/28

Sa

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Brambleton

52000

$75

21+

2/11

Sa

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Brambleton

52001

$75

21+

3/11

Sa

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Brambleton

52002

$75

Little Known Secrets of Paying for College

The cost of college education is higher than ever. How will you afford this expense? This can’t miss class will teach you how to send your children to the college of their dreams without bankrupting your own retirement. You will discover strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid and minimize your tax exposure- giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. Instructors: Franklin Butler Jr., Jennifer Rose. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/18

W

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brambleton

32026

$10

18+

3/29

W

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brambleton

32027

$10

Get Paid to Talk - Intro to Professional Voice Overs

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.

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DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/20

M

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Brambleton

32025

$19

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Beginner Spanish

Did you know that Spanish is the second most common language in the United States? If you took Spanish in school and want to brush up on your skills or you just want to learn a second language, this class is for you. This class will focus on vocabulary, introductory words and phrases. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

12+

2/7 - 3/28

Tu

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Brambleton

32018

$42

Intermediate Spanish

Already know some basic spanish but want to take your language skills to the next level? This class is for you. Brush up on your conversational skills and reinforce what you have already learned. Class is 8 weeks. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/1 - 3/22

Tu

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Green Ridge

21000

$42


55+ Ov

er 55

Pot Luck Luncheons

Join your friends for a social gathering and meal. Bring a covered dish to share. Bingo will be played after each luncheon, so bring a gift to be used as a prize. Reservations are required. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

55+

3/16

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cove Fire

32039

$0

55+

3/24

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Glenvar Library

32041

55+

4/20

Th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Mason Cove Fire

32040

$0

55+

4/28

F

12:00pm-2:00pm

Glenvar Library

32042

Driver’s Education Program

Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP. Fees to be paid to the instructor at the first session (no fee is due to the Brambleton Center). AARP members receive a $5 discount! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

$0

55+

2/20 - 2/21

M-Tu

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brambleton

31025

$0

$0

55+

3/20 - 3/21

M-Tu

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brambleton

31022

$0

55+

4/17 - 4/18

M-Tu

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brambleton

31028

$0

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 how to make the right decisions for yourself regarding your medical and prescription drug needs. Presenter: Lynn Atkinson MBA, HIA, SCLA, AAI. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

55+

1/14

Sa

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

30527

$0

55+

2/11

Sa

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

30849

$0

55+

3/11

Sa

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

30850

$0

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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 . Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

12+

1/30 - 3/8

M

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Brambleton

32004

$55

Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Learn to tune, play chords, read tablature and perform easy melodies like Amazing Grace. Bring your own guitar to class. For ages 12 and up. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving all winter long! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20’s or 30’s Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include one hour of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. January’s class will be Smiley’s/Charleston. March’s class will be Swing 201.

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

12+

2/2 - 3/23

Th

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Brambleton

32006

$55

18+ 18+

Bluegrass Banjo

Learn to play chords, rolls and songs in this introductory bluegrass style banjo class. Students must bring their own banjo to class. Eight week program. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

12+

1/24 - 3/14

Tu

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brambleton

32002

$43

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.

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

1/24 - 2/28

Tu

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

22017

$35

3/7 - 4/11

Tu

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Green Ridge

22018

$35

Swing Dance Social

Looking for something new and fun to do on Friday nights? Join Swing Roanoke for our swing dance social! No partner is required and we hold an introduction class from 7pm-7:30pm (tailored to those who come) with the social to follow from 7:30pm9:30pm! Come just as you are even if you have two left feet! It’s a deal of a lesson and dance for only $5 per person! Themes for dances: January is Swingin’ The New Year. February is Sweetheart Swingout. March is Shamrock n Roll. April is Sock Hop. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/20

F

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Green Ridge

22019

$5

12+

1/24 - 3/14

Tu

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Brambleton

32003

$43

18+

2/17

F

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Green Ridge

22020

$5

18+

3/17

F

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Green Ridge

22021

$5

18+

4/21

F

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Green Ridge

22022

$5

Gospel Band

New! ‘Instructional band’ for guitar, keyboard, harmonica, ukulele and bass students. Prerequisite: two months of previous classes. Play country gospel songs! Bring instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

12+

2/2 - 3/23

Th

7:05 pm - 8:20 pm

Brambleton

32007

$55

Music Theory

For students who have had one class or two months of lessons in guitar, bass, keyboard, harmonica, or ukulele. Learn the basics of scales, chords and rhythm, increasing your ability to ‘play by ear.’ Bring instrument to class. For ages 12 and up. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

12+

1/30 - 3/8

M

7:05 pm - 8:20 pm

Brambleton

32005

$55

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Shag Dance

One of the most popular dances taught in this area, learn to shag with us at the Brambleton Center. Then, join the Roanoke Valley Shag Club! Couples only. Singles will be put on a wait list and matched if partners become available. Leather sole shoes preferred. Five week program. Instructor: Donna Richardson. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/13 - 4/10

M

7:00pm-8:30pm

Brambleton

31033

$38


A

Adult

Puppy Kindergarten

Does your puppy need some direction? Cute and adorable as they are-they just sometimes have difficulty listening and bad habits continue! This six week course is designed for puppies aged 10-24 weeks old. Your puppy will socialize off-leash with other puppies and people. Exercises include Name Recognition, Touch, Sit, Drop It, Down, Off, Gotcha, Come, Agility, and Pass the Puppy. Discussion topics include puppy development, house-training, chewing, grooming, play-biting, reading puppies’ body language, building confidence, and extensive socialization outside of the class. Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.

Intermediate Obedience

Step up your training! This course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a wellmannered companion. Learn to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement. We also cover proper diet, leadership, exercise, confidence building exercises and more. Verbal commands and hand signals include Sit, Down, Touch, Distance Stay, Look with Distractions, Leave it, Come, Heel, Place, Release, Tricks and Agility. Prerequisite required. Six week course. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

2/25 - 4/1

Sa

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brambleton

22035

$145

3/28 - 5/2

Tu

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Brambleton

22034

$145

Sa

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Brambleton

22036

$145

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

18+

1/31 - 3/7

Tu

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Ridge

22027

$145

18+

18+

2/25 - 4/1

Sa

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Brambleton

22028

$145

18+

4/22 - 5/27

18+

4/22 - 5/27

Sa

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Brambleton

22029

$145

Beginner Obedience

Sit, Down, Off and Drop It are just a few of the commands your dog will master. This six week beginner course is designed for any dogs over 6 months old. Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs. Exercises include Sit, Down, Off, Touch, Look, Take it, Drop it, Come, Settle, Wait, Stand, Loose Leash Walking, Parent Separation, Tricks, Agility and more. Discussion topics include Canine Personality Test, reading dogs’ body cues, getting your dog to focus on you around distractions, impulse control, use of nopull harnesses, and reinforcing good manners. (No pre-requisite.) Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/31 - 3/7

Tu

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Green Ridge

22030

$145

18+

2/25 - 4/1

Sa

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Brambleton

22032

18+

3/28 - 5/2

Tu

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Ridge

22031

18+

4/22 - 5/27

Sa

12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brambleton

22033

$145

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

Advanced Obedience

Is your dog CGC certified? This seven week advanced course focuses on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the Canine Good Citizen Program. It is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home & in the community. The CGC Program is a two part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners & basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. (Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Intermediate Obedience or have had private lessons with High Hopes.) Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

$145

18+

1/5 - 2/16

Th

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Green Ridge

22037

$160

$145

18+

4/6 - 5/18

Th

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Green Ridge

22038

$160

“THIS ISN’T REALLY DOG TRAINING, THIS IS PEOPLE TRAINING”

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A

Adult

iPad for Beginners

Want to get the most out of your iPad? Learn all of the basics you need to get started in this introductory course, including hardware features, navigating the device, getting connected to Wi-Fi, downloading apps, working with settings, and more. Prerequisites: • Bring your iPad to class • Know your Apple ID and password* AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/10

Tu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33008

$20

iPad - The Next Step

If you feel comfortable with the iPad basics, it’s time to take your knowledge and confidence to the next step. We’ll zero in on more settings, including those for keeping your device secure and protecting your privacy; learn more about using the popular browser, Safari; discover how to back up your iPad; and discuss many of iCloud’s great features. Prerequisites: • Understand basic iPad operation • Know your Apple ID and password* • Bring your iPad to class AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/17

Tu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33009

$20

iPad III

If our previous classes have left you wanting more, come join us again as we delve further into iPad’s fun and functional features. We will talk in more detail about using the Camera; find out how to organize using Calendars and Reminders; and keep in touch with friends and family using Contacts, Messages, and FaceTime. We will also cover the new iCloud feature, Keychain, and much more. This class is for users of iOS7. Some covered Camera features are only available on iPad 3 or later. Prerequisites: • Understand basic iPad operation • Know your Apple ID and password* • Bring your iPad to class AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/24

Tu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33010

$20

Facebook for iPad

Learn how to use Facebook on your iPad. Prerequisites: • Bring your iPad to class • An active Facebook account (please know your user name and password*) AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/22

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Glenvar Lib

33020

$20

* If you are unsure of your username and password, please call 777-8782 with your device handy and we’ll help you figure it out.

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Getting Started with Android Tablets

Bring your Android tablet to class and learn the basics of using this popular operating system, including learning your way around, exploring settings, loading and using apps, checking email, accessing the Internet. Prerequisites: • Bring your Android tablet to class • Know your Google ID and password* AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/25

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33011

$20

Facebook for Android Tablets

Learn how to use Facebook on your Android tablet. Prerequisites: • Bring your Android tablet to class • An active Facebook account (please know your user name and password*) AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/7

Tu

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Glenvar Lib

33016

$20


Is This Thing ON?

In this class you will learn how to make a phone call, answer a phone call, send a text message, send a picture message, and add someone to your contacts. Prerequisite: • Bring your phone to class • Jan 10 class is for android, Jan 12 class is for iPhone AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/10

Tu

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Glenvar Lib

33000

$10

18+

1/12

Th

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Glenvar Lib

33001

$10

iPhone: The Next Step

Have you been using your iPhone for a while but aren’t sure whether you’re using it to its full potential? Take this class and fall in love with your iPhone again. We will cover how to use Calendar, Contacts, Music, and more. Prerequisites: • iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher operating system • Understand basic iPhone operation • Know your Apple ID and password* • Bring your iPhone to class AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/8

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33014

$20

iPhone for Beginners

Discover the world of the iPhone, including phone functions, camera tips, Internet tricks, and useful apps. We’ll also talk about the benefits of Apple’s iCloud. Prerequisites: • iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher operating system • Know your Apple ID and password* • Bring your iPhone to class AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/1

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33013

$20

iPhone: Photography

Do you own an iPhone? If so, you already have access to a powerful camera! Take this class to find out how to get the most out of it. Learn how to adjust camera settings to get the best shots, how to edit pictures to make them pop, and how to share your images. We will also give valuable pointers on taking good pictures with your phone. Prerequisites: • iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher operating system • Understand basic iPhone operation • Bring your iPhone to class AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/8

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33015

$20

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A

Adult

Facebook for Beginners

In this introductory course, we will cover all the basics of Facebook. By the end of the course participants should be able to add information to their profile, customize their privacy settings, create and send messages, add information to their profiles, find friends, and create posts to add to their timeline. Prerequisite: • Basic computer skills • An active Facebook account (please know your user name and password*) AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/22

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vinton Lib

33024

$20

NEW: Craigslist for Beginners

Not quite sure what to do with all the stuff you cleaned out of your basement, garage, and closets? Come to this class and learn how to use Craigslist – America’s favorite online community classified ads. We’ll show you how Craigslist is organized and how to create an effective ad to get your items sold and into someone else’s home. Prerequisites: • Basic understanding of computers and the Internet. • Please set up a Craigslist account before class. We’ll be glad to help you with this an hour before class, if needed. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/13

M

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33021

$20

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Let us show you how to make the best of this photo editing program created by Adobe Systems. Topics include: creating an intense sky and beautiful skin tones, lightening shadows, bringing out highlights, and much more. We will also show you how to make it all happen in a flash with custom presets. Prerequisite: • Laptop loaded with Lightroom (A free trial for Lightroom is available online) AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/14

Tu

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

South Co Lib

33023

$20

No Fear Windows 10

If you’re a new Windows user or not quite comfortable with the latest update, this class will help you learn the new interface, understand how to handle apps, customize the desktop, and save and organize files. Prerequisites: • Basic computer skills

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AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/22

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vinton Lib

33018

$20

18+

3/16

Th

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33019

$20


Get to Know Your Computer

In this introductory course, we will cover the basic parts of a computer. Learn about some fundamental computer programs and navigating folders. You will learn how to open, save, transfer, and delete files. Prerequisites: • Basic mouse and keyboard skills AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/1 & 2/8

W

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vinton Lib

33012

$20

Gmail

Get started with Gmail, one of the most popular email services. In addition to sending and reading email you will learn to manage your inbox with all of the organizational tools Google has to offer. Become comfortable with the advanced settings you may not even know exist. We will also explore several of the tools and services that are bundled with a Gmail account, such as Google Docs, Google Drive, Blogger, Youtube, and more. Prerequisite: • Basic computer and Internet skills • Have an active Gmail account and know your password*

Intro to the Internet

In this session we’ll focus on the Internet. Learn how to properly navigate the internet, use search engines, and bookmark your favorite sites. We will learn how to visit various websites and perform basic searches using Google, as well as discussing Internet safety. Prerequisite: • Basic mouse and keyboard skills AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

3/1

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vinton Lib

33007

$20

18+

3/15

W

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Glenvar lib

33022

$20

Keeping Kids Safe Online

Worried about what your kids are looking at and who they are communicating with online? Take this class to discover ways to keep your kids safe. We will cover topics such as how to use the parental controls on an iPad or an Amazon Fire tablet, how to use filtering software on a web browser, and how to say safe on social media along with general advice on how to create a safe online environment.

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

2/13

M

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Co Lib

33026

$20

18+

2/7

Tu

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

South Co Lib

33006

$10

18+

3/8

W

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vinton Lib

33017

$20

Master the Mouse

Are you new to computers? This class will help you master the mouse. Learn how to hold the mouse, what each button does, and how to move it around your computer. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/11

W

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vinton Lib

33004

$10

Master the Keyboard

Although the computer keyboard is based on the old typewriter layout, there are some major differences. Learning to use the unique keys and special functions of the computer keyboard can save you time and make you more comfortable with your computer. Join us in this class to learn how! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18+

1/25

W

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vinton Lib

33005

$10

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Kids Art

Open up the world of art for your child. This class will visit a variety of subject matter and art materials. The techniques included are drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. Fee includes all supplies. Four week class. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6-9

1/23 - 2/27

M

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Brambleton

32011

$26

Kids Pottery

Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Rebecca McKeever, 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 course. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

7-17

1/22 - 3/12

Su

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Brambleton

32010

$159

Kids Paint Day (Valentines Day)

Spread the love with this Valentine’s Day paint party. Who needs grown ups and hors d’oeuvres when you have kids and Hardees Biscuits! Sign your kids up for a morning of painting and creating just like the fun ones we grown ups get to do. Paint step by step with the easy to follow instructions with the instructor: Katie Reed. All supplies are included. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6-9

2/11

Sa

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

32046

$26

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P

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Mom & Me Play Dates

Have fun in this variety class of play dates! We will do crafts, play games, ride fun toys in our gym, and more! One thing is for sureeveryone will have fun in this organized play date! Meet new friends or invite friends to join you! Sessions are four weeks long. Please pre-register one week in advance to ensure minimum is met and we know how many supplies to gather! Only children need to register but parents must accompany children in program! October will be Fall Fun and November will be Sports Fun. Each week will include fun dancing, active play, and silly games! Make sure your child comes in appropriate footwear. It is best to come in playwear. Each session is four weeks long.

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AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

18m-5y 18m-5y

1/5 - 1/26

Th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Green Ridge

22080

$15

2/2 - 2/23

Th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Green Ridge

22081

18m-5y

$15

3/2 - 3/23

Th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Green Ridge

22082

$15


Make a Set of Snow Paint What you will need: Water Squirt or Spray Bottles Food Coloring

Step by Step Directions

1. Pour water into your Squirt Bottles.You can use

spray bottles as well to get a different painting effect.

2. Add the desired amount of food coloring. Gel

food coloring gives you darker colors, while using Kool-aid packets to get your color gives you some fun scenty paint.

3. Put the lid on your bottle and shake. 4. Your snow paint is ready to use! Tips:

Avoid non snow covered areas with this paint. It is a dye and no one wants to come out in the spring to see their deck is now swirled with purple and green blotches. If you’re looking for other fun ways for your kids to get creative this winter check out our paint classes on page 44. Our instructor Katie Reed loves seeing kids get excited about painting! “Our kids paint days are always super fun! We start with a blank canvas and I paint with them step by step, so that they can make their very own masterpieces! The steps are easy to follow and allow the kids to learn how to paint using certain techniques, while also letting their creativity shine through. What always thrills me is how excited they get when they see their finished pieces, its the moment they realize that they are the ones who painted a beautiful picture and did it with minimal help.“ Explore Recreation Magazine • Winter 2017

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School’s Out Day Camp

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! Please call 777-6314 to register. For winter break full day camp only-registration is only available over the phone or in person. Online registration for full day camps will back available in January. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

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 afternoon 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! • Back Creek E.S. • Bonsack E.S. • Burlington E.S. • Cave Spring E.S. • Clearbrook E.S.

FEE

5-11

1/16

M

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22058

$35

5-11

1/17

Tu

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22059

$35

5-11

2/6

M

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22060

$35

5-11

3/24

F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22061

$35

5-11

4/17

M

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22062

$35

5-11

4/18

Tu

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22063

$35

5-11

4/19

W

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22064

$35

5-11

4/20

Th

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22065

$35

5-11

4/21

F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22066

$35

5-11

6/8

Th

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22067

$35

5-11

6/9

F

7:30am-6:00pm

Green Ridge

22068

$35

Ridge Kids

When County schools are out for the day, drop off the kids from 7:30am to 6:00pm to play! Call Green Ridge (540) 777-6300 or Brambleton Center (540) 772-7529. No reservation needed! Just $30 per child!

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• Mountain View E.S. • Oak Grove E.S. • Penn Forest E.S. • WE Cundiff E.S.

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. Call 777-6315 for more!

Send the kids our way for Snow Days!

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• Green Valley E.S. • Herman L. Horn E.S. • Masons Cove E.S. • Mount Pleasant E.S.


Therapeutic Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services is proud to be the 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.RoanokeCountyParks.com/trs for more info, or call 772-7529 ext. 2.

NEW: Friendly Kitchen

Do you think the kitchen is a scary place? Do you know the difference between a colander and a spatula? Come on and join your friends at The Friendly Kitchen where participants will learn and practice all the necessary skills needed to prepare a meal. Each month, participants will share in all aspects of the meal preparation including proper hygiene, safe use of utensils, preparing and cooking the food, and cleaning up afterwards. Participants will then enjoy the results of their labor as they dine together. January-Lasagna Casserole, Foccia Bread February-Goulash, Garlic Toast March- Easy Hash Brown Soup, Cheesy Toast DATE

DAY

TIME

COURSE

FEE

TRANS.

1/25

W

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

42002

$10

$3

2/8

W

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

42003

$10

$3

3/15

W

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

42004

$10

$3

NEW: Chicken and Pickin

Dust off the dobro, tweak the fiddle, and tune the banjo, it’s time for a rollicking good time with the Hanging Rock Ramblers blue grass band. We’ll share a delicious meal of fried chicken and side items, then kick back, tap your toes, sing along, and dance if you dare. This is sure to be an evening that you won’t soon forget. DATE

DAY

TIME

COURSE

FEE

TRANS.

3/3

F

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

42011

$14

$3

TRS valley

Valentines Dinner Dance

Celebrate 32 years of TRS’ premier event, the annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance at Hotel Roanoke. Come and enjoy delectable food, rocking music, and delirious dancing. The door open at 5:30, sitdown dinner begins at 6pm sharp, followed by the crowning of the King and Queen of Hearts. If three or more residents from a group home are attending, a staff member from that home must accompany them. Group tables can be reserved. Registration closes on January 27. Dance tickets for those attending who are not able to dine may be purchased for $7. Transportation is extremely limited - Please provide your own transportation if possible. DATE

DAY

TIME

COURSE

FEE

TRANS.

2/13

M

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

40085

$26

$3

NEW: Wood n Metal Crafts

“Wooden’t” you like to learn a new craft? You don’t have to be a carpenter or blacksmith to try this innovative approach to Wood n Metal Crafts. All it takes is a healthy dose of curiosity and a little spunk. The crafts are simple, fun to make, and you’ll have items that you can use for years to come. Space is limited, so don’t delay signing up for this unique and enjoyable time with your TRS buddies. DATE

DAY

TIME

COURSE

FEE

TRANS.

3/16 - 3/30

Th

10:00 am - 11:30 am

42012

$29

$15

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Swimming Lessons

Green Ridge Recreation Center follows the guidelines of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim, 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 canceled due to lack of enrollment.

P

ol

P

re s h o c

Baby Drops

No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby’s confidence and swimming readiness. What 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. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6-18mo 6-18mo

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:40 pm - 6:10 pm

Green Ridge

26100

$49

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Green Ridge

26101

$49

6-18mo

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Green Ridge

26102

$49

6-18mo

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Green Ridge

26103

$49

6-18mo

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:40 pm - 6:10 pm

Green Ridge

26104

$49

Tiny Bubbles

Join your child as they discover the world of water. With your help, toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. Lots of repetition will help them become very comfortable and confident in the water. This is a 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. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

19-36mo

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Green Ridge

26150

$49

19-36mo

1/19 - 3/9

Th

6:20 pm - 6:50 pm

Green Ridge

26151

$49

19-36mo

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

9:50 am - 10:20 am

Green Ridge

26152

$49

19-36mo

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

9:50 am - 10:20 am

Green Ridge

26153

$49

19-36mo

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Green Ridge

26154

$49

Little Splashes

Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that will encourage their love of the water. This class is 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. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments. AGES

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DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

$49

3-4

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

6:20 pm - 6:50 pm

Green Ridge

26200

3-4

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:40 pm - 6:10 pm

Green Ridge

26201

$49

3-4

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

26202

$49

3-4

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Green Ridge

26203

$49

3-4

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

6:20 pm - 6:50 pm

Green Ridge

26204

$49

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Big Ripples

Celebrate your child’s independence in the water. This is the first class that children participate in the lesson without a caregiver. They must be comfortable separating from their parents and be able to follow safety rules. Children are encouraged to develop arm strokes, kicking, floating, and submerging independently. Safety lessons will be more in depth. It is geared towards beginner swimmers in the 4-5 age range. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

4-5

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:50 pm - 6:30 pm

Green Ridge

26250

$66

4-5

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26251

$66

4-5

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

9:10 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

26252

$66

4-5

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

9:10 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

26253

$66

4-5

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:50 pm - 6:30 pm

Green Ridge

26254

$66

Tidal Waves

Jump in, float, and swim! Children will continue to build upon the skills introduced in Big Ripples and become more proficient in their swimming abilities. Children in Tidal Waves should be comfortable with their face in the water and be independent. This class is designed for a 4-5 year old who is confident in the water and not a beginner. They will learn arm strokes and kicking with freestyle and back stroke and be introduced to rotary breathing. To pass this class a child must be able to float on their back and stomach independently. Water safety is highly emphasized in this class and discussed at every opportunity. Children will move directly to Level 2 after completion of this course. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

4-5

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26300

$66

4-5

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:50 pm - 6:30 pm

Green Ridge

26301

$66

4-5

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

10:50 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

26302

$66

4-5

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

10:50 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

26303

$66

4-5

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26304

$66

Our popular infant and toddler classes are a great way to teach your child water safety.


Y

Yo u t h

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. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, 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 lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

5-12 5-12

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:50 pm - 6:30 pm

Green Ridge

26350

$66

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26351

$66

5-12

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

9:10 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

26352

$66

5-12

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

9:10 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

26353

$66

5-12

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:50 pm - 6:30 pm

Green Ridge

26354

$66

Level III Lessons

Now you’re really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. Dolphin kick and breast stroke are introduced but there is a lot of emphasis on rotary breathing and being able to swim the distance of our lap lane without stopping. By the time a participant passes this level they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

5-12

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26450

$66

5-12

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26451

$66

5-12

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Green Ridge

26452

$66

5-12

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Green Ridge

26453

$66

5-12

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26454

$66

Level II Lessons Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant’s safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

Level IV Lessons

Participants in this class will focus on developing all the strokes. Upon completion of this class participants will have been introduced to butterfly, sidestroke, breaststroke and turns on the wall. There will be a focus on swimming the length of the pool and improving rotary breathing skills in order that efficiency is improved. This class is appropriate for the young or new swim team member that wants to continue to improve. Don’t worry... safety lessons continue.

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

5-12

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26400

$66

5-16

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26500

$66

5-12

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:50 pm - 6:30 pm

Green Ridge

26401

$66

5-16

1/19 - 3/9

Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26501

$66

5-12

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Green Ridge

26402

$66

5-16

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Green Ridge

26502

$66

5-12

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Green Ridge

26403

$66

5-16

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Green Ridge

26503

$66

5-12

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26404

$66

5-16

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Green Ridge

26504

$66

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A

Adult

Adult Swimming Lessons

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for adults or teens that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and with very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

16+

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Green Ridge

26550

$70

16+

1/19 - 3/9

Th

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Green Ridge

26551

$70

16+

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

26552

$70

16+

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

26553

$70

16+

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Green Ridge

26554

$70

Adult Stroke Refinement

Jump in and take this opportunity to increase your swimming efficiency and gain confidence. This is 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, become a fitness swimmer or train for a triathlon. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

16+

1/17 - 3/7

Tu

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Green Ridge

26600

$70

16+

1/19 - 3/9

Th

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Green Ridge

26601

$70

16+

1/21 - 3/11

Sa

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

26602

$70

16+

3/18 - 5/13

Sa

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Green Ridge

26603

$70

16+

3/21 - 4/13

Tu Th

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Green Ridge

26604

$70

Aquatic Training Water Safety Instructor Training

Ever wondered if you could put your swimming skills to use? Looking for a flexible and rewarding job? Becoming a Water Safety Instructor may be the job for you. This course will give you all the skills necessary to become an effective American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. You will learn the Red Cross way of teaching that includes parent child classes all the way through adult lessons. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at Green Ridge Recreation Center as a Water Safety Instructor. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. AGES

15+

DATE

DAY

TIME

3/14 - 4/4

Tu, Th Sa

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

PLACE

Green Ridge

COURSE

26025

FEE

$200

Ellis Lifeguard Training

Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent 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 and Splash Valley during the summer. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. Pre-registration is required. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

15+

1/4 - 1/8

W-F Sa-Su

5:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

26001

$200

15+

1/18 - 1/22

W-F Sa-Su

5:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

26002

$200

15+

2/1 - 2/5

W-F Sa-Su

5:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

26003

$200

15+

2/15 - 2/19

W-F Sa-Su

5:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

26004

$200

15+

3/1 - 3/5

W-F Sa-Su

5:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

26005

$200

15+

3/15 - 3/19

W-F Sa-Su

5:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

26006

$200

15+

4/5 - 4/9

W-F Sa-Su

5:00pm-9:00pm 8:00am-2:00pm

Green Ridge

26007

$200

Register for activities online by visiting our website, www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. It’s easy, fast and secure!

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PRIVATE LESSONS ARE A HIT WITH OUR PARENTS!

NOT ONLY IS IT FUN BUT IT’S LIFE SAVING!

Get the personal attention that you need at a time that’s convenient for your schedule. Ask about private lessons at Green Ridge!

Groups of One to Three

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. AGES

LESSON TYPE

QUANTITY

DURATION

FEE

All

Private

1

30 minutes

$20

All

Private

5

30 minutes

$95

All

Private

10

30 minutes

$160

All

Semi-private

5

30 minutes

$65 per person

All

Semi-private

10

30 minutes

$100 per person

Groups of Four or More

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 available pool hours so that you can have your swim lesson at your convenience. Gather four or more of your friends together and create your own personalized group lesson. Contact staff for pricing. Call (540) 777-6302 to sign up!

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Water Exercise

A

Adult

Hydro Fit

Want a refreshing, energizing low impact workout in the water? HydroFit is for you! Using the properties of water, aerobic exercises are designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, and muscle strength. All fitness levels are welcome.

Join us in our indoor, heated pool to experience a water-based exercise program specifically designed to help participants improve joint flexibility, reduce pain, and stiffness while being supported by the water’s buoyancy and resistance. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/16 - 2/8

MW

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23020

$40

$0

15+

1/17 - 2/9

Tu Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23021

$40

$0

15+

2/13 - 3/8

MW

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23022

$40

$0

2/14 - 3/9

Tu Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23023

$40

$0

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/11 - 2/1

W

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23038

$25

$0

15+

1/13 - 2/3

F

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23039

$25

$0

15+

1/14 - 2/4

Sa

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23036

$25

$0

15+

15+

1/16 - 2/6

M

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23037

$25

$0

15+

3/13 - 4/5

MW

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23024

$40

$0

15+

2/8 - 3/1

W

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23042

$25

$0

15+

3/14 - 4/6

Tu Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23025

$40

$0

15+

2/10 - 3/3

F

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23043

$25

$0

15+

4/10 - 5/3

MW

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23026

$40

$0

15+

2/11 - 3/4

Sa

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23040

$25

$0

15+

4/11 - 5/4

Tu Th

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23027

$40

$0

15+

2/13 - 3/6

M

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23041

$25

$0

15+

3/8 - 3/29

W

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23046

$25

$0

15+

3/10 - 3/31

F

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23047

$25

$0

15+

3/11 - 4/1

Sa

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23044

$25

$0

15+

3/13 - 4/3

M

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23045

$25

$0

15+

4/5 - 4/26

W

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23049

$25

$0

15+

4/7 - 4/28

F

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23050

$25

$0

15+

4/8 - 4/29

Sa

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23051

$25

$0

15+

4/10 - 5/1

M

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23048

$25

$0

Hydro Power

Are you ready to increase the intensity of your water workout? If so, join us for Hydro Power! Participants are coached through a rugged workout of drills, tabatas, circuits, and interval training. Develop your muscular strength, endurance, and core strength in our ‘liquid gym’ with a variety of equipment. For intermediate and advanced participants. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/12 - 2/2

Th

7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Green Ridge

23032

$25

$0

15+

1/17 - 2/9

Tu Th

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23028

$40

$0

15+

2/9 - 3/2

Th

7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Green Ridge

23033

$25

$0

15+

2/14 - 3/9

Tu Th

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23029

$40

$0

15+

3/9 - 3/30

Th

7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Green Ridge

23034

$25

$0

15+

3/14 - 4/6

Tu Th

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23030

$40

$0

15+

4/6 - 4/27

Th

7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Green Ridge

23035

$25

$0

15+

4/11 - 5/4

Tu Th

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Green Ridge

23031

$40

$0

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Aqua Kickboxing

Aqua Kickboxing is an innovative, non-competitive class combining the benefits of water’s buoyancy and resistance to increase muscle strength, endurance, agility, coordination, balance, and core stability. Work at your pace while gaining new skills to boost your overall fitness with the opportunity to work out in water and reducing the risk of injury. Perfect for all fitness levels.

Aqua Boot Camp

Ready to cross train? Ready to kick your water workout up a notch? Aqua Boot Camp is for you! Aqua Boot Camp is a fun and challenging workout which will give you an extra push to surpass your comfort zone. Aerobic and strength training will include plyometric moves, sprinting, jumping and hopping. Balance and core work will also be included. Join us as we sweat in the water! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/11 - 2/1

W

6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Green Ridge

23008

$25

$0

15+

1/13 - 2/3

F

5:30 pm - 6:20 pm

Green Ridge

23004

$25

$0

15+

2/8 - 3/1

W

6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Green Ridge

23009

$25

$0

15+

2/10 - 3/3

F

5:30 pm - 6:20 pm

Green Ridge

23005

$25

$0

15+

3/8 - 3/29

W

6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Green Ridge

23010

$25

$0

15+

3/10 - 3/31

F

5:30 pm - 6:20 pm

Green Ridge

23006

$25

$0

15+

4/5 - 4/26

W

6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Green Ridge

23011

$25

$0

16+

4/7 - 4/28

F

5:30 pm - 6:20 pm

Green Ridge

23007

$25

$0

Aqua Zumba

Aqua Sculpt

Aqua Sculpt is a high energy, no bounce, no impact water exercise class. Aqua Sculpt focuses on total body strengthening by honing in on the body’s core muscles and by utilizing the natural resistance of the water. Come to have fun, build strength, and sculpt your muscles!

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic dance. Known as the Zumba ‘pool party’, the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio conditioning, body toning, and exhilarating beyond belief.

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

15+

1/13 - 2/3

F

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23000

$25

$0

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

MEMBER

1/16 - 2/8

MW

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Green Ridge

23012

$40

$0

15+

2/10 - 3/3

F

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23001

$25

$0

15+

15+

3/10 - 3/31

F

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23002

$25

$0

15+

2/13 - 3/8

MW

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Green Ridge

23014

$40

$0

15+

4/7 - 4/28

F

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Green Ridge

23003

$25

$0

15+

3/13 - 4/5

MW

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Green Ridge

23016

$40

$0

15+

4/10 - 5/3

M, W

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Green Ridge

23018

$40

$0

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PICK UP A NEW HOBBY

AND MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FRIENDS

W

inter is a brilliant time to start up a new indoor hobby. Crafts and painting are always fun, but there are only so many walls in your house to hang stuff on. Plus all those craft supplies add up! Give a consumable hobby a whirl this winter!

Like brewing your very own beer! At first, you may believe it takes too much time and training or a background in the industry to become a home brewer. But, as a matter of fact, it can take as little as 30 minutes to create your home brew! For Chris and Fran Arthur, their journey into the home brewing industry was ignited by their background. “My wife and I are chemists,” said Chris Arthur, Store Owner of Blue Ridge Hydroponics & Home Brewing. “I have a forestry degree from Virginia Tech with a concentration in fishery science.” You may wonder how this ties into home brewing. Arthur explained, “The beer includes a little bit of microbiology and gardening, which comes from the forestry from Tech.” The market for home brewing and microbreweries was starting to increase at the time, “So we had this chance,” said Arthur. Taking a chance led the Chris and Fran Arthur to become owners of Blue Ridge Hydroponics & Home Brewing for the past 14 years. According to Arthur, “It is very simple. You can make a great beer by not following the directions, and I’ve made great beers like that.” There are multiple processes when it comes to brewing beer, and you do not have to be a professional to create your own beer. 54 54

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The basic kit consists of jugs and siphoning equipment. “We usually start off with something small in your kitchen, like something you would cook spaghetti in to make 5 gallons of beer.” Home brewing can take 30 minutes, 3 hours, or 8 hours to complete. Necessary materials to complete the 30-minute brewing process include malt, water, and a 5 gallon pot. It is a 30-minute process, but takes 14 days to get your alcohol from the primary fermenter. “The 30 minute process is quick, and the beer is really good,” said Arthur. Overall, it is up to the individual to decide on how much time and effort is needed to produce a quality beer. “It’s a dream job,” said Chris Arthur. “It is a great job to be able to help other people do these things at home.” With Chris and Fran’s tour and quick lesson on how to brew your own beer you can begin your new hobby journey this winter! By spring you’ll have a brew you can be proud of and probably a few more friends. The day trip (listed on pg55) includes a private session where you will learn in-depth about the home brewing process. You will also be able to sample beers made by the brewers using the technique and processes taught during the workshop.


A

55+ Ov

er 55

Adult

NEW: Home Brewing Workshop

Have you ever been interested in home brewing? Or learning about how beer is made? In this one-day workshop, we’ll take a trip to Blue Ridge Home Brewing to get a private lesson on brewing! You’ll learn about how to make the wort, which is essentially unfermented beer, how to do secondary fermentations, and about how to properly keg or bottle beer. You’ll get to try beers brewed by the owners and will be provided complimentary food! Must be 21 years of age by date of workshop. Instructors: Chris and Fran Arthur of Blue Ridge Hydroponics & Home Brewing. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

DEPART FROM

COURSE

FEE

21+

2/26

Th

21+

2/26

Th

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brambleton

31066

$30

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Green Ridge

31066

$30

NEW: Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis, Maryland is repeatedly ranked as one of America’s most walkable towns. We will start the day off with a historic tour of the United States Naval Academy. The tour includes highlights of life at the Naval Academy both past and present, Lejeune Hall, Bancroft Hall, Tecumseh Court, Herndon Monument, Main Chapel and the Crypt of John Paul Jones. Afterward visiting the Naval Academy, lunch will be on own as you stroll through picturesque streets with homes that date back to the 18th century. Annapolis features several small shops, cafés, restaurants, museums, and an amazing view of the Annapolis Harbor. Registration fee includes: Naval Academy Historic Tour and Abbott Charter Bus transportation to and from Roanoke. The walking tour of Annapolis is self-guided. There will be a short stop on the way to Annapolis as well as on the way back to Roanoke. Registration Deadline: March 20. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

55+

4/11

Tu

6:00 am - 9:00 pm

55+

4/11

Tu

6:30 am - 8:30 pm

Depart from

Life on the Home Front, Exploring Bedford, VA

Explore the beauty and history of Bedford! Learn about “life on the home front” during the annual Hunter’s Raid Festival, an event that captures and portrays the life of 1864 Appalachian Mountain families. After the festival, we will head towards Sharp Top Mountain, where shuttle buses will take us to the top for a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In fact, Sharp Top was once considered the highest point in Virginia! The view will show the vastness of the Blue Ridge mountains and the landscape that our ancestors fought within. We’ll end the day at the Peaks of Otter Lodge, for a generous lunch, complete with your choice of entree, soup and salad bar, dessert and coffee or iced tea. Fee includes escorts, lunch, shuttle bus and van transportation costs. AGES

DATE

DAY

55+

6/24

Sa

55+

6/24

Sa

TIME

DEPART FROM

COURSE

FEE

9:00am - 4:30 pm

Brambleton

31067

$50

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Green Ridge

31067

$50

NEW: Poplar Forest

Hidden away in the middle of the suburban neighborhoods of Forest, VA, you will find one of the most amazing gems that exists in these modern times. Drive back in time to visit the final residence of the architect of the Declaration of Independence. See his innovative architecture style and learn why the White House was designed like this house. Join us for lunch on your own at Olde Liberty Station. This old train station has been converted to a beautiful restaurant and still retains many of the old architectural details, such as the ticket booth. The D-Day Memorial tour will be our last stop before heading home. Fee includes, bus transportation, two tours, and escorts.

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

DEPART FROM

COURSE

FEE

Brambleton

22070

$91

55+

Mar 16

Th

Green Ridge

22070

$91

55+

Mar 16

Th

8:20am-4:30pm

Brambleton

30847

$54

8:50am-4:00pm

Green Ridge

30847

$54

Smithsonian Museums and Washington, DC

View the Hope Diamond in the Natural History museum, Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers in the American History Museum or take in the Apollo capsule at the Air and Space Museum. Choose the Smithsonian (or two or three) that you would like to see-they are many to choose from and they are free! No thoughts about where to park-transportation via Abbott bus. Drop off and pick up will be in front of the Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum-walking to other sites is independent and tours are self-guided. Many of the monuments are walkable from the Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum. Price includes transportation. There will be a short stop on the way to Washington, DC and on the way back to Roanoke. Lunch and dinner is not included. Registration Deadline: April 10. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

55+

4/25

Tu

6:30 am - 9:30 pm

55+

4/25

Tu

7:00 am - 9:00 pm

DEPART FROM

COURSE

FEE

Brambleton

22069

$81

Green Ridge

22069

$81

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A

Adult

Sights & Sounds of PA

April 4-5, 2017 • $365pp • #30869

Pack an overnight bag and get ready for an all-inclusive experience of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Your first stop will be lunch at Cracker Barrel in Winchester, VA. After arriving in Lancaster, you will stay at the Hershey Farm Inn, which has scenic walking trails and farm animals to enjoy. Later that day, you will indulge in a buffet dinner at the Fireside Tavern, which has beautiful views of the serene Lancaster county farmland. Your next day will begin with a breakfast smörgåsbord at Hersey Farm Inn, before you head on a group tour to the Amish Village. The Amish Village is an authentic country tour, which includes a one-room schoolhouse, barn with farm animals, blacksmith shop, smokehouse market and more. After the tour, you will travel to the Sight & Sound Theatre, the largest faith-based live theatre in the country, to watch the play of ‘Jonah’. Described as ‘Christian Broadway’, the theatre hosted nearly a million people from around the world last year with their spectacular lighting, music, dancing and acting. After the matinée, a family-style lunch will be provided back at the Hershey Farm Inn, before departing for home. Dinner on the way back will be on your own; all other costs, including housekeeping and luggage handling gratuity at the hotel, are included in this price. Overnight trip.

New Orleans Trip

July 17-25, 2017 • $2,419pp

Journey through Louisiana’s swamp country on a narrated cruise. Join a local guide for a walking tour of the famous French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery, Jazz clubs, and learn to cook New Orleans style. Take a walk through history at the national World War II Museum to learn about the American experience in the war. Your trip will end by eating a the restaurant the city is known for French-Creole. Come learn more at our Collette presentation on October 4th. Deposits due February 17, 2017. Register online or call (540) 777-6353 to sign up!

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A

F

Fa m i l y

Adult

NEW: Backcountry Scavenger Hunt

Find your spirit of adventure through the diverse terrain on and off the trails of Explore Park. In this family-friendly, hands-on adventure participants will learn the necessary skills to navigate in the backcountry while completing a scavenger hunt. Using a map and compass go through 15-20 “Control Points” either taking your time to find a few or go fast and try to find them all. The scavenger hunt begins and ends at the Visitor Center. This program is beginner-friendly, but expert approved! All equipment provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

3+

1/21

Sa

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore Park

50078

$20

3+

2/18

Sa

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore Park

50079

$20

Mountain Biking - Trail Ride Essentials

Leave the asphalt behind and let us get you in gear for the trails. Learn the basics of mountain biking with an International Mountain Bike Association certified instructor. They will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to get out there on your own. Our guides also provide plenty of information on the best local trails and rides suited for your ability, which is helpful for anyone new to the sport. No experience necessary. Mountain bikes, helmets, and all instruction provided. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

DEPART FROM

COURSE

FEE

15+

3/18

Sa

12:00 pm-2:30 pm

Explore Park

52003

$42

Spring Hollow Exploration

The Spring Hollow Reservoir holds 3.2 billion gallons of water and serves as an important water source, but this protected space also serves as a haven for wildlife and natural beauty. Experience this watershed that is generally closed to the public with our partners from the Western Virginia Water Authority. We will begin with a five mile interpretive hike around the reservoir—including the opportunity to cross over the 990 foot long dam. Afterwards, we will tour the Spring Hollow Water Treatment Facility and learn more about our drinking water’s journey from the Roanoke River to the faucet. Please pack a lunch for the hike and a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

10+

4/1

Sa

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spring Hollow

50077

$15

Scenic Family Ride

Seated adjacent to the Peaks of Otter and with endless miles of trail, join the equine experts at Reba Farm and enjoy scenic landscapes while learning to ride and work with your horse companion. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills including mounting, riding technique, and more before setting off on a guided countryside ride. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Transportation, helmets, and tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

DEPART FROM

COURSE

FEE

8+

2/19

8+

3/18

Su

9:30 am- 3:00pm

Green Ridge

50075

$59

Sa

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Green Ridge

50076

$59

Wildlife Excursion

It’s time to saddle up and experience the sights sounds of the local wildlife. Create and share homemade treats with some of the critters on a fun filled and scenic horseback trail ride. Following this, enjoy a delicious and hearty cowboy style meal at Reba Farm Inn’s Bed and Breakfast. You’ll then remount your horse and conclude the day with a ride back to the stables. No experience necessary. Transportation, dinner, helmets and all tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

DEPART FROM

COURSE

FEE

8+

1/22

Su

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Green Ridge

50073

$65

8+

3/5

Su

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Green Ridge

50074

$65

Coming Soon! Rugrat Ramblers

A running series just for kids, from toddler to teen and everyone in between. Be sure to join us in this first ever multi-jurisdictional running series to be held in Franklin County (May 13), Roanoke City (June 3) and at our very own Explore Park (April 29). All race specifics will be announced in the spring Explore Recreation guide.

Please Note: The Firearms Safety - Concealment Class has been moved to the Learn section pg 36.

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A

Y

F

Fa m i l y

Adult

Yo u t h

NEW: Evergreen Explorers

Bring your young explorer to Camp Roanoke to learn all about evergreens and what makes them different from deciduous trees. The day will include hands-on learning activities, an exploratory nature hike, and hot chocolate, cookies, and crafts around the fireplace! Please dress appropriately for the weather. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

Winter weather have you feeling a little batty? Get out of the house and join us at the Brambleton Center for a fun and educational program all about Bats! Using a variety of hands-on activities participants will learn about these fascinating creatures of the night. Families will get to be a Bat science team and discover many of the Bat’s secrets!

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6-12

2/4

Sa

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Camp Roanoke

52011

$5

6+

1/21

Sa

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

52004

$5

NEW: Full Moon Hike

Join us for an evening hike at Explore Park under the last full moon of Winter. We will hike the trails and see not just the transition from day to night, but also the transition from Winter to Spring. We will conclude our hike with a campfire and s’mores! Please bring a flashlight and wear weather appropriate clothing. We will meet at the Journey’s End Parking Lot. Pre-registration is required. No strollers, please. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

3+

3/12

Su

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore Park

52009

$5

NEW: Opossums 101

Who doesn’t love baby possums? They are adorable when young and being nurtured in their mother’s pouch, but once they reach adulthood people seem to change their minds. Join our naturalist as they lead you through many hands-on activities to learn all about opossums and why they deserve our respect and admiration. Children must be accompanied by an adult. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6+

3/11

Sa

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brambleton

52007

$5

NEW: Owls In Love

Did you know that most of the owls in Virginia court, mate, and raise their young in the winter? Join us to learn all about these fascinating birds of prey! Find out which owls live in Roanoke County, how to identify them, what they eat, and how they feed their young. Look and listen for owls in love! AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6+

2/11

Sa

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore park

52006

$5

NEW: Backyard Birds

With February as National Bird-Feeding Month, join us at the Brambleton Center to find out how to attract, feed, and identify the birds that visit and live in your backyard during the winter. Participants of this family-friendly activity will learn about common winter feeder birds and then make a journal and bird feeder to take home!

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AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6+

2/25

Sa

10:00 pm-12:00pm

Brambleton

52005

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NEW: Cabin Fever

Shake off this Winter’s cabin fever at Camp Roanoke! Come out and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies while we make a fun nature craft in the Activity Lodge and take some time to head out on one of two guided hikes around Camp’s trails. Guided hikes will leave the lodge at 1:30 and 2:30 and the Activity Lodge will be open for crafts from 1-4. Pre-registration is required for this program, and please wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Please, no strollers. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

3+

3/4

Sa

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Camp Roanoke

52010

$5

Evening Owl Exploration

Come out to Camp Roanoke for an evening of owl exploration! You will learn about the calls, features, and lifestyles of local owls, dissect an owl pellet, and enjoy a night hike lead by a naturalist! If you are lucky, you may witness these nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat! Following the hike, you may stick around for cookies and hot chocolate. Please bring closed toe shoes and a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by a paid, registered adult. Pre-registration is required. Please, no strollers. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

6+

1/28

Sa

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Camp Roanoke

52008

$8

NEW: Budding Scientists

Calling all science curious kids! Join us in our kitchen lab as we explore genetics, hands-on! Young scientists we will not only have a chance to isolate the genes from strawberries, but also get to plant their own peas to take home, just like Gregor Mendel- father of genetics. AGES

DATE

DAY

TIME

PLACE

COURSE

FEE

8-12

1/17

Tu

9:00 am-12:00pm

Brambleton

52012

$5

8-12

2/6

M

9:00 am-12:00pm

Brambleton

52013

$5

Register for activities online by visiting our website, www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. It’s easy, fast and secure!


Sneak a peek at the 2017 Summer Camp schedule for Explore Park and Camp Roanoke!

Nature Quest

Day program for campers entering 2nd -5th grades. From the ridges to the river, we have some exploring to do! Quiet observation and energizing challenges combine for an experience that includes Leave No Trace practices, scientific discoveries, art, and hands-on investigation. Join this naturalist-led camp and discover Explore Park’s forests, meadows, and streams in a new way. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle.

Summits

Day program for campers entering 2nd -5th grades. Reach new heights in adventure and fun with the Summits Day Camp held at Explore Park. Throughout the week campers will engage in a wide range of experiences designed specifically for their age. Some of these activities include field games, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, and environmental exploration! Snacks are provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle

Paddling

Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades Campers, brace yourselves for an exhilarating week on the water! From stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) to kayaking and canoeing, this week long program will take your river adventures to the next level! Each day will include watercraft instruction, skill development, river safety and awareness, and loads of paddle time. Other camp activities will include teambuilding, games and initiatives, hiking, and much more! Instruction and equipment provided by trained and certified professionals. No paddling experience necessary. Must be able to swim. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Mountain Biking

Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades Pedal your way to summer fun! Dedicated to honing mountain biking skills, this week long day camp program will get campers trail ready with professional mountain bike instruction and plenty of ride time. Days will be spent learning and practicing new skills as well as many camp activities such as teambuilding, games and initiatives, hiking, and much more! Must be able to ride a bike. Bringing a personal mountain bike and helmet is recommended. Mountain bikes and helmets are available for an extra fee. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Outdoor Archery

Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades Come experience archery in the great outdoors at Explore park this summer. All instructors are certified by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and have undergone a certification program referred to as BAI, ‘Basic Archery Instructor’. The camp’s core content includes archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration and self-improvement. Other activities include teambuilding, games and initiatives, hiking and much more! No experience necessary. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Ridge Ramblers

Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades Ramble on over to Explore Park for a week long day camp where you will be immersed in exhilarating adventures. Cruise the mountain bike trails and explore the diverse terrain while hiking, cross country running, and orienteering. Campers will also participate in archery, teambuilding, nature crafts, wilderness survival skills, and paddle boarding for those who can swim. Snacks are provided daily. Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Mountain Quest Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades

Get ahead of the game with this week long day camp dedicated to the world of outdoor sports. Learn skills of the trade from experienced staff with an emphasis on education, ethics, and fun! Nail bull’s-eyes at the archery range, practice wilderness survival, hook a trout from the Roanoke River, orienteer the diverse terrain, and gain experience in hunter education, wildlife conservation, leave no trace, and animal track identification. Paddleboarding will also be offered during this program for participants who can swim. Snacks are provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

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Discovery Day program for campers entering K - 5

th grades. Looking for a day camp experience focused on outdoor adventure and fun? The Discovery program introduces campers to a wide range of activities that include: archery (ages 7+), arts and crafts, field games, climbing tower, 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 with camper drop-off from 8AM-8:20AM and pick-up from 4:40PM-4:50PM. Program runs Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM.

Explorer Residential program for campers entering 3

rd & 4th grades. Want to create the memories of a lifetime while enjoying a pristine outdoor environment? The Explorer program provides a safe and fun co-ed, residential experience for campers entering 3rd and 4th grades. 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! Registration is limited to 12 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals and lodging.

Pioneer Residential program for campers entering 5

th & 6th grades. Designed for kids with a passion for the natural world, this program takes a hands-on approach to learning and fun! Experience what it is like to venture through the woods, enjoying all that nature has to offer. Learn how people interact with the environment, focusing on sustainability. Your days will also be filled with exciting camp activities like canoeing, orienteering, archery, field games, campfires, climbing tower, arts and crafts, and much more. Whether you’re a budding scientist or just want to have fun with new friends, this program is for you! Registration is limited to 12 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals and lodging.

Voyager Residential program for campers entering 6 & 7

th th grades. Looking for real summer adventure? The Voyager program is an exhilarating co-ed residential experience that engages youth, entering grades 6 and 7, in activities ranging from canoeing to rock climbing. The campers will also participate in: arts and crafts, environmental education, high ropes course and zip line, mountain boarding, creeking, hiking, horseback riding (optional for an additional fee), the climbing tower, and more! Registration is limited to 14 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals, lodging, and activity transportation.

Adventure Residential program for campers entering 8 & 9

th th grades. 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, environmental education, rock climbing, hiking and more. The session will begin at Camp Roanoke and then travel to West Virginia for a three day, two night camping trip. Registration is limited to 12 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals, camping fees, certain equipment, and activity transportation.

Outpost Residential program for campers entering 9 & 10

th th grades. 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 on the high and low ropes courses and then travel off-site to experience two nights of tent camping, a day on the river, two nights backpacking, outdoor living skills, and more! Leave no trace principles and environmental awareness are incorporated into all aspects of this program. Registration is limited to 10 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals, camping fees, certain equipment and activity transportation.

Trek Choose from TWO off-site trips for campers entering 9 - 11

th th grades. 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; making 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. Registration is limited to 10 campers. Tuition includes all meals, camping fees, certain equipment and activity transportation.

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Camp Roanoke Camp

Rising Grades

Dates

Days

Boys#

Girls #

Early (60 days+)

Regular Fee

Discovery

K to 5

th

June 12-16

Mon. to Fri.

50001

50002

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

June 26-30

Mon. to Fri.

50003

50004

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5

th

July 10-14

Mon. to Fri.

50005

50006

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

July 17-21

Mon. to Fri.

50007

50008

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5

July 24-28

Mon. to Fri.

50009

50010

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

July 31-August 4

Mon. to Fri.

50011

50012

$215

$240

th

Discovery

K to 5

August 7-11

Mon. to Fri.

50013

50014

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

August 14-18

Mon. to Fri.

50015

50016

$215

$240

Explorer

3rd to 4th

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50017

50018

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50019

50020

$420

$445

th

Explorer

3 to 4

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50021

50022

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50023

50024

$420

$445

Explorer

3 to 4

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50025

50026

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50027

50028

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50029

50030

$420

$445

Pioneer

th

5 to 6

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50031

50032

$430

$455

Pioneer

5th to 6th

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50033

50034

$430

$455

Pioneer

5 to 6

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50035

50036

$430

$455

Pioneer

th

5 to 6

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50037

50038

$430

$455

Pioneer

5th to 6th

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50039

50040

$430

$455

Pioneer

5th to 6th

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50041

50042

$430

$455

Pioneer

5 to 6

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50043

50044

$430

$455

Voyager

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6 to 7

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50045

50046

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50047

50048

$450

$475

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Voyager

6 to 7

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50049

50050

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50051

50052

$450

$475

Voyager

6 to 7

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50053

50054

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50055

50056

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50057

50058

$450

$475

Adventure

8th to 9th

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50059

50060

$480

$505

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Adventure

8 to 9

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50061

50062

$480

$505

Adventure

8th to 9th

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50063

50064

$480

$505

Adventure

8 to 9

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50065

50066

$480

$505

Outpost

9th to 10th

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50067

50068

$500

$525

Trek- New River

9 to 11

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50069

50070

$570

$595

Trek- Beach & Surfing

9th to 11th

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50071

50072

$595

$620

Regular Fee

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Explore Park Day Camps Camp

Rising Grades

Dates

Days

Course #

Early (60 days+)

Nature Quest

2nd to 5th

July 24-28

Mon. to Fri.

51073

$180

$205

Summits

2 to 5

August 14-18

Mon. to Fri.

51074

$180

$205

Paddling

6th to 8th

June 12-16

Mon. to Fri.

51075

$305

$330

Paddling

6th to 8th

July 17-21

Mon. to Fri.

51076

$305

$330

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Mountain Biking

6 to 8

June 19-23

Mon. to Fri.

51077

$280

$305

Outdoor Archery

6th to 8th

August 7-11

Mon. to Fri.

51078

$180

$205

Mountain Quest

6th to 8th

June 26-30

Mon. to Fri.

51079

$180

$205

Ridge Ramblers

6th to 8th

July 31-August 4

Mon. to Fri.

51080

$180

$205

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Visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com for a complete list of facilities and directions, or call (540) 387-6078 for more information.

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Roanoke County PRT Advisory Commission Catawba District

Hollins District

Donna Wooldridge Larry Peterson

Cave Spring District Fred Corbett Jay Glenn

Member At Large Debbie George

Windsor Hills District

David Linden Ranny Grubb

Murray Cook Ssunny Shah

Vinton District

VRFA / Explore Park

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Bill Tanger Debbie Pitts

Mike Roop Richard Tomlinson

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Administrative Staff

Doug Blount, Director Mark Courtright, Assistant Director of Parks David Weir, Assistant Director of Recreation

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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.

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Shelter Rental 10. Hollins Park 11. Ingersoll Rand Field

Community Parks

12. M.A. Banks Park

1. Arnold R. Burton Complex

13. Mayflower Hills Park

2. Bent Mountain Park

14. Merriman Soccer Complex

3. Bonsack Park

15. Mount Pleasant Park

4. Brookside Park

16. Northside Complex

5. Clearbrook Park

17. Oak Grove Park

6. C. Darrell Shell Park

18. Sadler Park

7. Gearhart Park

19. Stonebridge Park

8. Goode Park

20. Wayside Park

9. Happy Hollow Gardens

21. Whispering Pines Park

Parks shown on these pages with the picnic shelter icon may be reserved for full day rental from April 1 through October 31 each year, with reservations beginning February 1. Rates start at $50. • Call (540) 387-6078 ext 0 • Or book online at: www.RoanokeCountyParks.com by clicking on the Register Online icon and selecting the Picnic Shelter Rentals tab.

Small Facilities 1. Catawba Center 4965 Catawba Creek Rd. 24070 • (540) 387-6078 2. Craig Avenue Recreation Center 900 Chestnut St. 24179 • (540) 857-5035 3. Kessler Mill Administrative Office 1206 Kessler Mill Rd. 24153 • (540) 387-6078


Regional Facilities

GR - Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley

GR 7415 Wood Haven Road, 24019 • (540) 777-6300

This 76,000 square foot facility features a wellness center, gymnasium, indoor pool and activity room. Splash Valley Water Park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Two multipurpose rooms and the gym are available for rent, all with free wireless access. Book a birthday party at our indoor pool starting at just $150 for an hour in the pool, plus an hour in our exclusive party room. Call (540) 777-6306 to book your rental. BC - Brambleton Center

BC 3738 Brambleton Avenue, 24018 • (540) 772-7529

Centrally located in the Cave Spring area, this is Roanoke County’s premiere arts and leisure center. Brambleton is also home to Therapeutic Recreation Services, and the 4H Cooperative Extension. Room rentals are available starting at only $25 per hour. CR - Camp Roanoke

CR 6498 Dry Hollow Road, 24153 • (540) 387-6114

During the summer months, Camp Roanoke is a sleep away camp for youth. The rest of the year the facility is a base of operations for outdoor recreation programs, and available for corporate rental or team building. VC - Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor’s Center

VC Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 115, 24014 • (540) 427-1800

This welcome center is the gateway to the Roanoke Valley for many Blue Ridge Parkway travelers. Inside you can tour a museum about the history of the parkway and the region, pick up travel information and shop in a gift shop full of unique locally crafted items. Open seasonally, this facility is also available for community rental.

Regional Parks Explore Park

EX Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 115, 24014 • (540) 387-6078

Roanoke County took over the operation of Explore Park. Over the next few months we will be creating a master plan for the property, with the goal of creating a regional outdoor attraction. Currently, visitors to the park can enjoy over 9-miles of walking and bike trails, or access the Roanoke River at Rutrough Point. Green Hill Park

GH 2501 Parkside Drive, 24153 • (540) 387-6078

This park is home to some of Roanoke County’s largest special events, such as Touch-a-Truck and the Marine Mud Run. With a large, flat grassy field and ample parking, Green Hill is a popular spot for races and sporting events. There are also two rentable picnic shelters and access to the Roanoke River. Read Mountain Preserve

RM 6101 Crumpacker Drive, 24019 • (540) 387-6078

Preserving 243 acres of forested mountainside in east Roanoke County, Read Mountain Preserve is home to 5-miles of trails of moderate to strenuous difficulty. A journey to the top of Read Mountain will lead you to Buzzard’s Rocks, one of the most impressive views in the Roanoke Valley. Vinyard Park

VP 150 Vinyard Park Drive, 24179 • (540) 387-6078

Vinyard is the largest park in Vinton, and serves as the home athletic field for several sports leagues or teams. The park contains 86 acres of field space, plus a rentable picnic shelter and playground. Garst Mill Park

GM 2699 Willowlawn Street, 24018 • (540) 387-6078

Nestled in a suburban area of Cave Spring, Garst Mill Park follows the path of Mud Lick Creek for about a mile. A central feature is the mile long paved greenway that runs the length of the park. Garst Mill is loaded with amenities such as basketball and tennis courts, as well as a variety of ball fields. Walrond Park

WP 6842 Walrond Drive, 24019 • (540) 387-6078

Walrond Park is loaded with amenities including some of the area’s best public tennis courts, and a new 2/3 mile loop path and boardwalk trail around Walrond Pond. The park also features a disc golf course, and one of Virginia’s only purpose-built Soap-Box Derby tracks. Starkey Park

SP 5701 Crystal Creek Drive, 24018 • (540) 387-6078

This park is home to one of Roanoke County’s largest collection of athletic fields, including several baseball diamonds and the adjacent Merriman Soccer Complex. Additional amenities include one of the County’s newest handicap accessible playground and a rentable picnic shelter.

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