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  1. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 20, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    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. Instructor: Patricia Placona, a 200-e RYT, Restorative Yoga Certified instructor.

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  2. Resolution Ride (Ages 18+)

    April 25, 2019, 5:45 PM - May 30, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Pedal your way into winter at the Brambleton Center! Bring your fitness goals, hop on a bike and make a move towards better health. This specially designed class will provide benchmarks and target heart rate, RPM and energy output goals for each ride. Work alongside an energetic instructor and fellow cyclists in a fun cardio class that pairs your bike with a fitness system to track your statistics with each pedal you push. You can even have statistics sent to your phone, so that you can track your progress from the first class to the last class. Come in with fitness goals and leave with results! You never have to arrive early – bikes are selected and guaranteed for the entirety of the class. 6 week course. Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  3. T'ai Chi-24 Form (Ages 18+)

    April 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - June 28, 2019, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    An internal martial art that emphasizes breathing and gentle continuous movements to help reduce stress and build strength. Also known for improving balance and joint health by slow, mindful, low-impact movements. Classes will focus on standing meditation, gentle flowing movements (Qigong), balance work, and learning the 24 Form. No extra equipment is needed and all postures and exercises will be done standing. Ten week program Instructor: Robyn Amstutz.

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  4. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    April 29, 2019, 8:55 AM - June 24, 2019, 9:55 AM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  5. Total Body Workout (Ages 18+)

    April 29, 2019, 5:30 PM - June 24, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  6. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - July 22, 2109, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 and 7 week options. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  7. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 29, 2019, 7:05 PM - July 22, 2109, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  8. Meditation (Ages 18+)

    May 1, 2019, 6:30 PM - May 29, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

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

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  9. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    May 6, 2019, 5:30 PM - July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise's high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Ten week program. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  10. Jazzercise Strength 60 (Ages 18+)

    May 8, 2019, 6:30 PM - July 10, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise's class that aims to sculpt lean muscle through weight and resistance training for a tight, toned physique in 60-minutes. This class with transform your body! Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  11. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    May 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - June 12, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    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. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program, twice a week for the morning session.

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  12. Body Enrichment (Ages 30+)

    May 13, 2019, 10:15 AM - July 8, 2019, 11:15 AM @ Brambleton Center

    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. 8 week program. Instructor: Sarah Linkous, RYT-200.

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  13. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    May 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - June 20, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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. 6 week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  14. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    May 15, 2019, 5:30 PM - July 3, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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. Instructor: Patricia Placona, a 200-e RYT, Restorative Yoga Certified Instructor.

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  15. Driver's Education (Ages 55+)

    May 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP and held at the Brambleton Center. Fees: $20, with a $5 discount for AARP members. Class fee to be paid to the instructor at the first session.

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  16. Advanced Pottery (Ages 18+)

    May 20, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    You will have the advantage of using the open studio and the guidance of the Monday afternoon monitor in this class. Come learn from your fellow potters. Prerequisite: two or more years in a pottery course at the Brambleton Center. This pottery class is a ten week program. Instructor: Bob Campbell.

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  17. Low Intensity Cycle (Ages 18+)

    May 20, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM @ Brambleton Center

    If you haven’t tried a cycle class, are looking for a way to liven up your fitness routine, or are just looking for a lower intensity cycle experience, then give this class a try! This class provides the opportunity to pedal your way into a low intensity and low impact cardiovascular workout that will also help to build lower body strength. Geared for riders of all abilities. Instructor: Lori Fadorick.

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  18. Guitar for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    May 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This class is an introduction to guitar for all types of music. You will learn to tune your instrument, read tablature, play chords, and perform easy riffs and melodies. Please bring your own guitar to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  19. Pottery-Monday (Ages 18+)

    May 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  20. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    May 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - July 1, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    This is a beginning level ballet class comprised of a 30 minute barre featuring exercises to warm-up feet, legs, and arms. This is followed by 30 minutes of center work and traveling combinations to work on balance, coordination, and flexibility. Participants may wear tights, leggings, sweatpants, and either a leotard or sports top. Ballet slippers are recommended. Instructor Beth Brunelle.

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  21. Kid's Guitar, Uke & Keyboard (Ages 8-12)

    May 20, 2019, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Children ages 8-12 will have fun while learning the fundamentals of music including rhythm, chords, and melody. Please bring a guitar, ukulele (standard "G-C-E-A" tuning), or keyboard to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolf Walker.

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  22. Low Impact Aerobics (Ages 18+)

    May 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - August 6, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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. Ten week program.

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  23. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 lives and landscapes will also be covered. Supply list is given at time of registration. First sheet of paper included in cost! Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  24. Pottery-Tuesday (Ages 18+)

    May 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  25. Pottery-Wednesday (Ages 18+)

    May 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  26. Pottery-Thursday (Ages 18+)

    May 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Bramableton Center

    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.

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  27. Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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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  28. Next Step Pottery (Ages18+)

    May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your 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 ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  29. Ukulele for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Ukulele is a fun and easy introduction to playing a stringed instrument. Music reading not required. Bring standard tuned uke (G-C-E-A) to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  30. Garage Band (Ages 12+)

    May 23, 2019, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Bambleton Center

    This class turns the classroom at the Brambleton Center into a “Garage” as students (vocal, guitar, bass, keyboard, and ukulele) perform easy rock songs. The prerequisite for this class is two or more months of classes or lessons. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  31. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    May 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Step up your training! This six week intermediate course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a well-mannered companion. You will learn how 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. (Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Beginner Obedience.) Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  32. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    May 25, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  33. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    May 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The single most important (and fun) thing you can do for your puppy? Puppy Kindergarten!! For puppies between 10-24 weeks old, socialization with other puppies and people is crucial in order to help them become social, well-balanced dogs. While making lots of friends during off-leash playtime, your puppy will gain confidence by participating in activities and learning basic commands. Discussions for puppy parents include puppy development, house-training, destructive chewing, and play-biting. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  34. Kids Pottery (Ages 7-17)

    May 26, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  35. Family Pottery (Ages 7+)

    May 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Playing with clay can have some amazing results! 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. $100 per person. Eight weeks. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  36. Acrylics (Ages 18+)

    May 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. Acrylic paint drys quickly and when dry is permanent. Learn techniques through demonstration and classroom practice using glazes, knife work, texture, composition tips as well as many other methods. Working in acrylics are stress free because of the flexibility allowing for your work to evolve and advance! This class will be intriguing and fun for artists at all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! Supply list is given at the time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  37. Marbleized Paper and Mono-Printmaking (Ages 18+)

    May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Week one students will have fun using oil paint mixed with paint thinner to create interesting patterns on paper. Resulting pieces can be used for notecards, book binding, origami or any creative endeavor you imagine. Printmaking will be the focus of the final five weeks. Monoprint is a combination of painting and printmaking using plexiglass and oil paints. New techniques will be offered each week. Week two-plant materials (leaves flower pedals, etc.), stencils and a press, week three-paint, paint thinner, brushes, q-tips, and rolling pins for pressure, week four-painting scene on plexiglass plate-paper and rolling pins, week five combination of week 2 to 4 and week six double painting. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  38. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 lives and landscapes will also be covered. Supply list is given at time of registration. First sheet of paper included in cost! Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  39. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 lives and landscapes will also be covered. Supply list is given at time of registration. First sheet of paper included in cost! Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  40. Three In One: Mediums (Ages 18+)

    May 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Exciting exploration of drawing, acrylic and watercolor. Beginning and experienced artists welcome. The first two weeks drawing students focus on proportion and perspective. In the second two weeks using acrylics, artists will focus on color, light and shadow. The final two week session using watercolor, students will focus on exploring color. Basic supplies will be provided, including canvas and paper. All students are expected to bring photographs appropriate for inspiration and useful for the session. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  41. Three In One: Genres (Ages 18+)

    May 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This unique class is tailored to the experienced student (you do not have to be an expert). You choosing the medium is part of the fun in this new class offering. The first two weeks focus on landscape and learning good composition through simplification and unification. In the middle session we will be working on still life and targeting the use of shapes to make a bold still life. The fast paced six week session will finish with two weeks of water scenes focusing on color, light and reflection. Supplies will not be furnished for this session and all students must bring photographs appropriate for inspiration and useful for each session. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  42. Acrylics (Ages 18+)

    May 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. Acrylic paint drys quickly and when dry is permanent. Learn techniques through demonstration and classroom practice using glazes, knife work, texture, composition tips as well as many other methods. Working in acrylics are stress free because of the flexibility allowing for your work to evolve and advance! This class will be intriguing and fun for artists at all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! Supply list is given at the time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  43. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    May 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - August 2, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Jazzercise's high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Ten week program. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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Explore Park Calendar

  1. Shrewd 25 Archery Tournament

    May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019 @ Explore Park

    Participate in an action packed weekend of archery events and competition at Explore Park. Choose from divisions including Pro, Amateur, Hunter, Crossbow, Youth and Traditional.

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  2. Tiny Things for Tiny Ones Hike (NPS Ranger Program)

    May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Explore Park

    Take a look at the amazing world of small things we don't always notice. This hike is focused on our youngest participants and their families.

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  3. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    May 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Join a National Park Service Ranger for an afternoon program inside the Visitor Center We'll alternate between a crafting program and a ranger chat every other week. Topics may vary.

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  4. Stargazing & Astronomy Program (with National Park Service)

    May 31, 2019, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks near Explore Park are some of the best places in our region to observe the night sky! Astronomy enthusiast Michael Overacker will join our National Park Service ranger for an interactive star watching experience. All programs will meet at the Pine Mountain overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway spur connecting Milepost 115 with Explore Park

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Kinderdance (Ages 3-5)

    May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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 contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance of $15 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Please choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  2. Kinder Tots (Age 2)

    May 18, 2019, 10:10 AM - June 1, 2019, 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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 contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance of $15 to be paid each year upon starting classes Please choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee. Your Kinderdance teacher will bring information about how to purchase dancewear on the first day of classes. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  3. Kinderdance (Ages 3-5)

    May 18, 2019, 10:50 AM - June 1, 2019, 11:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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 contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance of $15 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Please choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  4. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    May 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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 principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  5. Intermediate Watercolor Painting (Ages 18+)

    May 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Looking to make your watercolor artwork more detailed? Learn the pro tips as you further your watercolor painting techniques. Prior watercolor instruction required. Paintings will be focused on Still Life and Figure Drawing, however your own creativity and personality in your work is encouraged. Instructor Leandra has a background in Fine Art and Graphic Design. All supplies provided.

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  6. Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    May 21, 2019, 5:00 PM - June 13, 2019, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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.

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  7. Level 3 and Level 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    May 21, 2019, 5:00 PM - June 13, 2019, 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. All strokes are introduced and by the time they have completed both levels, they will be able to swim at least 25 yards of all six strokes. When a participant passes Level 3 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.

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  8. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18-36 months)

    May 21, 2019, 5:00 PM - June 13, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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.

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  9. Baby Drops (Ages 6-18 months)

    May 21, 2019, 5:40 PM - June 13, 2019, 6:10 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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.

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  10. Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    May 21, 2019, 5:50 PM - June 13, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that we offer that have children in the water without a caregiver. Your child may be a beginner or already comfortable in the water. Regardless, they will learn to float, kick and become proficient with arm strokes. Rolling over and treading water will be introduced. Submerging is a big part of this class since swimming requires being able to put your face in the water! If they are more advanced they will be expected to swim more independently and with less support from the instructor.

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  11. Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    May 21, 2019, 5:50 PM - June 13, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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!

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  12. Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - June 13, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for anyone 13 years and up 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 we have very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  13. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    The single most important (and fun) thing you can do for your puppy? Puppy Kindergarten!! For puppies between 10-24 weeks old, socialization with other puppies and people is crucial in order to help them become social, well-balanced dogs. While making lots of friends during off-leash playtime, your puppy will gain confidence by participating in activities and learning basic commands. Discussions for puppy parents include puppy development, house-training, destructive chewing, and play-biting. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  14. Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    May 21, 2019, 6:20 PM - June 13, 2019, 6:50 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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.

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  15. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    May 21, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  16. Loom Knitting Basics (Ages 18+)

    May 22, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    After completing your project in Introduction to Loom Knitting, this class is a comprehensive review of loom knitting and covers four cast-ons, four bind-offs as well as many other "must knows", abbreviations and terms about loom knitting. We will spend time practicing what we learn so you can truly make many beginner projects the FIRST time on your own! Everything is provided that is needed to practice all of the skills. Instructor Tonya Hodges is excited to share her knowledge with you! She has learned by training herself and is willing to share input not found in books to help with barriers that may arise. She has been loom knitting since 2014 and has started her own business, Learn to Loom Knit, as well.

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  17. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    May 22, 2019, 4:30 PM - May 26, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Classes will be Wed- Fri 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00am-2:00pm.

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  18. Prestige Preschool Gymnastics Cheer Clinics (Ages 3-4)

    May 22, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Ready...OK! These basic cheerleading clinics are perfect for the beginner or intermediate cheerleader. We will be learning motions, stunting, dancing, jumps, tumbling, and of course working on brand new cheers! This class is sure to be a confidence booster for all participants and can be used just for fun, or to help prepare for school or recreational cheer squads. Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. Instruction by Prestige Gymnastics Staff.

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  19. Prestige School Age Gymnastics Cheer Clinics (Ages 5-12)

    May 22, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Ready...OK! These basic cheerleading clinics are perfect for the beginner or intermediate cheerleader. We will be learning motions, stunting, dancing, jumps, tumbling, and of course working on brand new cheers! This class is sure to be a confidence booster for all participants and can be used just for fun, or to help prepare for school or recreational cheer squads. Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. Instruction by Prestige Gymnastics Staff.

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  20. Canine Good Citizen Certification Course (Ages 18+)

    May 23, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Don't we all want our dogs to be Canine Good Citizens? Well, we can help make that happen! During this six week course, we focus on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program. The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community while stressing responsible pet ownership. The CGC test is administered on the last day of class, and all dogs who pass will receive a certificate from the AKC. Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.(Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Intermediate Obedience or have had private lessons with High Hopes.)

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  21. Paint Pouring II (Fluid Art with Acrylics) (Ages 18+)

    May 23, 2019, 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM @ Green Ridge

    By student request: This *NEW* class picks up where Part I leaves off. Learn different techniques such as swipe, tree ring pour, and more. This class assumes basic knowledge of paint pouring but students do not have to have had Part I to participate. All supplies are provided, including a drying box to transport wet paint safely home as well as gloves and disposable apron, but please wear old clothes and shoes. Bring snacks/drinks if desired or dinner if coming from work. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  22. Therapy Dog Prep (Ages 18+)

    May 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Would you like to give back to your community by volunteering with your dog? Therapy Dogs are used in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehab and long-term care facilities, schools, libraries, Veteran care programs, and many other facilities. This course is designed to prepare you and your dog for the in-person Therapy Dog Evaluation facilitated by a Pet Partners Certified Evaluator. Pet Partners is a nationwide non-profit organization that certifies Pet Therapy teams. (Visit https://petpartners.org for detailed information.) While class will provide information and guidance on the steps involved in becoming a certified handler team, the main emphasis includes activity-based exercises to prepare for the 20 exercises that make up the in-person Therapy Dog Evaluation. The class includes an optional practice visit to a facility for a real-life exposure opportunity! Prerequisite: Dog must have Canine Good Citizen title. Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  23. School's Out Day Camp (Ages 5-12)

    May 24, 2019, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    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!

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  24. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    May 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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 principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  25. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    The single most important (and fun) thing you can do for your puppy? Puppy Kindergarten!! For puppies between 10-24 weeks old, socialization with other puppies and people is crucial in order to help them become social, well-balanced dogs. While making lots of friends during off-leash playtime, your puppy will gain confidence by participating in activities and learning basic commands. Discussions for puppy parents include puppy development, house-training, destructive chewing, and play-biting. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  26. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    May 28, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  27. Canine Good Citizen Certification Course (Ages 18+)

    May 30, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Don't we all want our dogs to be Canine Good Citizens? Well, we can help make that happen! During this six week course, we focus on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program. The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community while stressing responsible pet ownership. The CGC test is administered on the last day of class, and all dogs who pass will receive a certificate from the AKC. Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.(Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Intermediate Obedience or have had private lessons with High Hopes.)

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  28. Therapy Dog Prep (Ages 18+)

    May 30, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Would you like to give back to your community by volunteering with your dog? Therapy Dogs are used in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehab and long-term care facilities, schools, libraries, Veteran care programs, and many other facilities. This course is designed to prepare you and your dog for the in-person Therapy Dog Evaluation facilitated by a Pet Partners Certified Evaluator. Pet Partners is a nationwide non-profit organization that certifies Pet Therapy teams. (Visit https://petpartners.org for detailed information.) While class will provide information and guidance on the steps involved in becoming a certified handler team, the main emphasis includes activity-based exercises to prepare for the 20 exercises that make up the in-person Therapy Dog Evaluation. The class includes an optional practice visit to a facility for a real-life exposure opportunity! Prerequisite: Dog must have Canine Good Citizen title. Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.

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Summer Camps Calendar

  1. Green Ridge Summer Day Camp

    May 28, 2019, 7:30 AM - August 8, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    There’s no way your kids will be bored this summer, when they sign up for full day camp at Green Ridge! This program combines the ‘healthy fun’ of Green Ridge Recreation Center and Splash Valley Water Park, with the excitement of organized activities from our experienced staff. Your camper’s week will be filled with arts, crafts, sports, games, swimming at Splash Valley and indoor pool, field trips and more. All activities and two daily snacks are included in the weekly fee. Campers must pack a daily lunch, swimsuit, towel and athletic shoes. A $25 per week deposit is due at time of registration and the remaining balance will be scheduled through automatic draft of your bank card. Green Ridge members receive an additional discount per week. Participants must be RISING Kindergarteners. Sign up for all 11 full weeks of enrichment, or simply select the weeks you need. Camp will not meet May 27, July 4 and August 9.

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  2. Kids in Camp (Ages 6-12)

    May 28, 2019, 7:30 AM - August 2, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Penn Forest Elementary School Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

    Energetic, experienced staff will lead children in a summer of F-U-N with activities including arts & crafts, cooking, games, swimming, field trips and much more each week. Three field trips a week, activities and 2 daily snacks are included in weekly fee. Campers must bring a bag lunch (no glass containers, please). Balance due the Friday prior to the starting Monday of each camp. 10 weeks to choose from. KIC will not meet Monday, May 27th or Thursday, July 4th due to the holiday's. Every Friday camp will be held at the Craig Center in Vinton. Prior completion of Kindergarten is required.

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  3. Frozen Camp (Ages 3-5)

    May 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 31, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Do you want to build a snowman? Make snow, do cute Frozen-themed crafts, play Frozen-themed games, make ice cream and sno-cones. Thursday will be dress-up day so come dressed as your favorite character and we will have dramatic play and games that day! Must be fully potty-trained.

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  4. Cooking Around the World Camp (Ages 10-13)

    May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - May 31, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Explore the world cuisine without leaving Roanoke and learn how to cook different foods from different countries! Monday will be Mexican food, Tuesday will be Italian food, Wednesday will be Asian food, Thursday will be Mediterranean food and Friday will be all-American! Please note that common allergens will be used in the camp like flour, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, etc and menu will not be altered to accommodate allergens.

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  5. Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 6-9)

    May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - May 31, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

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

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