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    Fit for Life Program at Green Ridge Helps Seniors Improve Strength

    Improve your endurance, strength, flexibility and balance through low-impact, joint-friendly exercises! Join us every Tuesday and Thursday morning at Green Ridge starting August 11. This course combines seated and standing exercises with an encouraging... Read on...
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    Free Artisan Saturday Event at Explore Park August 8

    Watch artisans demonstrate their craft before your eyes from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, August 8 at Explore Park. There will be live music, informative presentations, book signings and children's crafts. Browse merchandise from local artists at the... Read on...
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    Back Country Navigation Workshop - Saturday, August 1 at Explore Park

    With 1100 acres of diverse terrain, Explore Park offers the perfect backdrop for learning to navigate in a wilderness environment. In this hands on course participants will learn the skills needed to travel off trail with the aid of a compass. Read on...
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    Camp Roanoke Celebrates 90 Years This Summer

    Camp Roanoke first opened in 1925 as Camp Lucius Johnson for boys. After lying vacant for much of the 1980's and 90's, Roanoke County reopened the camp in 2001 with just 75 campers. This year there are over 650. Read on...
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    Become a Water Quality Hero on August 2

    Sign up for a free program at Explore Park and learn how a team of volunteers tests and monitors water quality in our local watersheds.Go down to the river with us and see how the tests are performed. Ages 18 and up. Advance registration required. Read on...
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    Horseback Riding Summer Camp for Youth and Adults

    Saddle up and get ready for a full week of fun on horseback! Choose from two overnight, full-week sessions in August starting the 8th and 16th. Open to ages 8 through adult. Everything you need to learn horsemanship skills, all in once place. Read on...
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    Splash Valley Extends Season Pass Offer through July 31

    It's not too late to purchase a Splash Valley season pass to save on frequent visits. We've extended the offer until July 31, with a prorated discount based on the number of days remaining in the 2015 season. Save $20 or more off full season prices... Read on...
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    Green Ridge Members Can Bring a Friend Free Every Friday in July

    Every Friday in July Green Ridge members can being one friend to enjoy the indoor center for FREE all day long. If your friend becomes a member by August 15, YOU get a Green Ridge towel as our way of saying thanks. Read on...
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    Splash Valley Extends Hours Every Friday Night in July

    Splash Valley Water Park will be open until 9pm every Friday night in July. Stay late for family games and activities and special music, all for the regular price of admission. Come early and stay for the fun, or show up after 4pm for $5 admission. Read on...
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    Saturday Morning Kettle Bell Camp Available at Green Ridge

    Join instructor Joe Moor for the ultimate momentum based workout! This popular class meets at 9:30am in the Green Ridge Recreation Center wellness studios every Saturday. New sessions start June 27 and August 15. Course is $40, with a $10 discount for... Read on...
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    New Park Bench Dedicated to Founder of Area's First Greenway

    On Thursday, June 19, a new bench was dedicated along the greenway within Garst Mill Park in honor of Charlie Blankenship. Charlie was a founding member of the Roanoke Valley Greenways Commission and Pathfinders for Greenways, and was instrumental... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Listed as One Of Top Water Parks in Virginia

    Roanoke County's Splash Valley Water Park was listed at number 4 this week in a ranking of the top 14 water parks in Virginia, according to the website www.onlyinyourstate.com. The website is a nationwide resource for attractions listed by state. Read on...
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    Summer Programs Now Open for Registration

    Registration is now open for Roanoke County's summer 2015 recreation programs, and you don't have to be a resident to sign up. Choose form hundreds of classes, outdoor activities, summer camps and special events to keep your family active while school.... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Accepts Award for Civil War Anniversary

    In a ceremony today at the Virginia State Capitol, Roanoke County Special Events Coordinator Wendi Schultz accepted a leadership award honoring efforts made by our region to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War... Read on...
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