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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    June 4, 2019, 5:30 PM - August 20, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Challenging and rejuvenating for all fitness levels, this Pilates class uses the principles of control, centering, concentration, and precision to engage the deepest core muscles. A total body balance of strength and flexibility that incorporates mind-body exercise techniques to calm the mind and reduce stress. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona.

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  6. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    June 6, 2019, 6:00 PM - July 25, 2019, 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 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  7. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    June 6, 2019, 7:05 PM - July 25, 2019, 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. Lunchtime Cycle (Ages 18+)

    June 10, 2019, 12:00 PM - July 22, 2109, 12:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Make the most of your lunch break! Bring a towel, water bottle and get ready to ride! Join us for a short, intense cycle ride that will improve your stamina, increase power, strengthen core and leg muscles, increase your cardiovascular endurance and improve your cycling technique. This is a great compliment to your current workout routine! Enjoy a class with a guaranteed seat and ride alongside the same cyclists every class. Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  9. Mindfulness Yoga Flow (Ages 18+)

    June 11, 2019, 9:15 AM - August 6, 2019, 10:15 AM @ Brambleton Center

    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. Eight week course with Rhonda Banner.

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  10. Simple Integral Yoga (Ages 18+)

    June 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - August 6, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Begin your day with a renewed sense of joy and peace. These simple yoga poses will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class offers yoga poses which are gentle, doable, and life enhancing. Stretch, breathe deeply, relax, meditate, and become more mindful as you increase flexibility, focus, and body awareness. This class is perfect for beginning and continuing yogis. Eight week course. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  11. Yoga for Life (Ages 18+)

    June 11, 2019, 4:30 PM - August 6, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Are you looking for an exercise which is enjoyable, fun, and can be sustained for life? Why not make time for yourself? You are worth it! Stretch, breathe, feel good, meditate, relax, and let go of tension and stress. This class will strengthen the body, quiet the mind, renew the spirit, and help you experience a greater sense of joy and overall well-being. This class is perfect for both new and continuing students. Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  12. Resolution Ride (Ages 18+)

    June 11, 2019, 5:45 PM - July 23, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Pedal your way into summer 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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  13. Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    June 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - July 23, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  14. Meditative Yin Yoga (Ages 18+)

    June 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - August 7, 2019, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Enjoy a quiet healing meditative style of yoga in which poses are held for an extended period of time, encouraging optimal energy flow and health of the bones, joints, and connective tissue. Journey into the heart and soul and cultivate a heightened awareness, compassion, and acceptance of who you are in every moment. 8 class program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E- RYT 200

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  15. Yoga for Life (Ages 18+)

    June 12, 2019, 4:30 PM - August 7, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Are you looking for an exercise which is enjoyable, fun, and can be sustained for life? Why not make time for yourself? You are worth it! Stretch, breathe, feel good, meditate, relax, and let go of tension and stress. This class will strengthen the body, quiet the mind, renew the spirit, and help you experience a greater sense of joy and overall well-being. This class is perfect for both new and continuing students. Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  16. Mindfulness Yoga Flow (Ages 18+)

    June 13, 2019, 9:15 AM - August 8, 2019, 10:15 AM @ Brambleton Center

    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. Eight week course with Rhonda Banner.

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  17. Simple Integral Yoga (Ages 18+)

    June 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - August 8, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Begin your day with a renewed sense of joy and peace. These simple yoga poses will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class offers yoga poses which are gentle, doable, and life enhancing. Stretch, breathe deeply, relax, meditate, and become more mindful as you increase flexibility, focus, and body awareness. This class is perfect for beginning and continuing yogis. Eight week course. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  18. Empowering Chair Yoga (Ages 18+)

    June 13, 2019, 4:30 PM - August 8, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Would you like to do yoga, standing up or seated in a chair, without ever getting down on the floor? Enjoy the many health benefits of yoga with like-minded yogis. Improve balance, increase flexibility, reduce stress, learn meditation, make new friends and feel energized. This is a yoga class for all levels. Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner, Certified Life Coach and Yoga Instructor e-RYT 200.

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  19. Simple Integral Yoga (Ages 18+)

    June 15, 2019, 9:30 AM - August 10, 2019, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Begin your day with a renewed sense of joy and peace. These simple yoga poses will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class offers yoga poses which are gentle, doable, and life enhancing. Stretch, breathe deeply, relax, meditate, and become more mindful as you increase flexibility, focus, and body awareness. This class is perfect for beginning and continuing yogis. Eight week course. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  20. Fully Fit (Ages 18+)

    June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 21, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    This universally friendly, full body workout is designed to build a strong, lean body through a low impact fitness routine. Start with a variety of cardio moves that can be intensified for the most fit, or toned down for beginners, within each and every movement. The class combines resistance toning and stretching for a well-rounded workout geared specifically for those looking to tone and strengthen. One class fits all! A perfect workout compliment to more gentle classes. 8 week program. Instructor: Erin Lewis.

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  21. Dancing Toes (Ages 16+)

    June 20, 2019, 6:45 PM - August 15, 2019, 7:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Get your toes tapping to some good old classics! This introductory class lets you work on basic tap skills, across–the-floor, combos, and a dance routine. Absolute beginners are welcome. Remember once a dancer always a dancer. Tap shoes required. Instructor: Patty Stratton. Now an eight week program.

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  22. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    June 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Transformational and focused blend of Pilates and yoga movements that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. Pilates principles use the body’s strength, flexibility, and coordination to maximum advantage .Yoga postures tone, strengthen, and align the body, increase flexibility, and move energy through the body, leaving the participant calm enough to meditate after practice. Quiet the mind, embrace the present moment, and manifest good health. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program.

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  23. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    June 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 26, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Transformational and focused blend of Pilates and yoga movements that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. Pilates principles use the body’s strength, flexibility, and coordination to maximum advantage .Yoga postures tone, strengthen, and align the body, increase flexibility, and move energy through the body, leaving the participant calm enough to meditate after practice. Quiet the mind, embrace the present moment, and manifest good health. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program.

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  24. T'ai Chi-10 Form (Ages 18+)

    June 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 6, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    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 serenity through gentle movements; connecting the mind, body and spirit through a sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goals are to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one's health. The Mayo Clinic has reported that the practice of T'ai Chi may reduce anxiety and depression, improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength as well as improve sleep quality. Six week program.

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  25. T'ai Chi-10 Form (Ages 18+)

    June 26, 2019, 5:30 PM - July 31, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 serenity 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

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  26. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 15, 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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  27. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    July 3, 2019, 8:55 AM - August 26, 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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  28. Total Body Workout (Ages 18+)

    July 8, 2019, 5:30 PM - August 26, 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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  29. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    July 17, 2019, 5:30 PM - September 4, 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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  30. Ceramincs (Ages 18+)

    July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 green ware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  31. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 12, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation 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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  32. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 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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  33. Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    July 18, 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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  34. Guitar for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    July 18, 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, strum chords, and perform easy riffs and melodies. Please bring your own guitar (acoustic or electric) to class. This class is also open to bass players. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  35. Next Step Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 18, 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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  36. Blues Band (Ages 12+)

    July 18, 2019, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Got the blues? Join this instructional band class to learn to perform real blues songs! This class is for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele, and bass students with two months of previous classes or lessons. Please bring your instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  37. Body Enrichment (Ages 30+)

    July 19, 2019, 10:15 AM - September 13, 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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  38. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    July 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Now that your dog has learned some good manners, the next step is to apply those manners to real life situations while addressing common behavior problems like jumping on guests, door-dashing, pulling on the leash, not coming when called, etc. Behaviors taught include stay, place, leave it, heel, touch tag, and more. Dogs will be taught to respond to both verbal and non-verbal cues. Prerequisite: Graduation from our Beginner Obedience course or permission from High Hopes.

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

    July 20, 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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  40. Meal Prep (Ages 18+)

    July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Learn how to plan and prep your meals so you're ready for the week to meet your daily and weekly nutrition goals. This is the second class in the Holistic Nutrition series and will build on the first session, however this can be taken as an independent class. This session will focus on determining your weekly nutrition goals, portioning, and prepping and preparing meals and snacks. Instructor: Certified Nutrition Coach Lori Fadorick.

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  41. Shaahi Dawat - A Royal Feast (Ages 18+)

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

    Join us for some delicacies served to the noble class of India. These dishes are not made every day and involve a degree of richness saved for special occasions. Dishes include Chicken Biryani- chicken & rice dish; Daal Makhani- lentil soup; and Suji Halwa- cream of wheat dessert. Instructor: Bhawana Scaer

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  42. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    July 20, 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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  43. Kids Pottery (Ages 7-17

    July 21, 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. Six week course.

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  44. Family Pottery (Ages 7+)

    July 21, 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. $175 per person. Six week class. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  45. Advanced Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 22, 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: TBD

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  46. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    July 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - September 30, 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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  47. Create, Discover & Imagine Kids Art (Ages 6-9)

    July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Stretch your child’s imagination! Do you have a little artist at home that is getting bored drawing, painting, and sculpting the same things? This class is designed for kids that need more creativity in their art. The instructor with guide your child to put their art in motion. Techniques include but are not limited to drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. All supplies are included. Five week class. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  48. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 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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  49. Acrylics (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 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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  50. Marbleized Paper and Mono-Printmaking (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 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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  51. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 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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  52. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 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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  53. Handbuilding in Clay (Ages 18+)

    July 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 hand built pottery. Ten week program. Instructor: Becky Carr

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

    July 24, 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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  55. Easy Ride for 55 Spin Class (Ages 18+)

    July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - August 28, 2019, 11:15 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Take a stroll down memory lane on our stationary bikes while listening to upbeat classics! This low impact, gentle cycle class is geared towards the beginner and is a great workout. Designed to be easy on the joints, grab a seat and get ready for a fun, unique, simple spin class! 6 class course.

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

    July 24, 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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  57. Abstraction (Ages 18+)

    July 24, 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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  58. Intro to Indoor Cycling (Ages 18+)

    July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    When you think of indoor cycling, do you think, “They go too fast,” “I can’t keep up,” “Cycling is uncomfortable,” or “It’s too intense for me?” Have you wanted to try but have been too intimidated? If so, try our introduction to cycling class, where you cycle at your own pace! This workshop is specifically designed for the beginner and the first portion of the class learning bike set-up, cycle terminology and how to ride comfortably. You'll end the workshop feeling more confident about indoor cycling and will have completed a great workout. Instructor: Lori Fadorick

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  59. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 24, 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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  60. Jazzercise Strength 60 (Ages 18+)

    July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - September 25, 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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  61. Mansions of Wythe County (Ages 18+)

    July 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Prepare to spend the day touring and eating at three of Wythe County’s most historic and beautiful mansions! Your Progressive appetizer begins at Loretto, originally built in 1852 and has had the honor of being home to many esteemed Virginia statesman. Situated on thirteen acres against a backdrop of majestic 200 year old Oak Trees, this property is sure to delight. Your next stop is the stately Fort Chiswell Mansion where you will enjoy your main course. This 10,000 square foot brick colonial home built in 1839 stands like a fortress on a bluff above a busy highway where Interstate 81 and 77 converge. For more than a decade it has been lovingly restored by its current owner, who takes pleasure in sharing the history of this beautiful landmark. Your dessert awaits you at the Trinkle Mansion Bed and Breakfast built in 1912, steeped in rich history and stunningly restored where the attention to detail has been amazing.

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  62. Ceramincs (Ages 18+)

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 green ware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  63. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 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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  64. Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    July 25, 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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  65. Guitar for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    July 25, 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, strum chords, and perform easy riffs and melodies. Please bring your own guitar (acoustic or electric) to class. This class is also open to bass players. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  66. Next Step Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 25, 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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  67. Blues Band (Ages 12+)

    July 25, 2019, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Got the blues? Join this instructional band class to learn to perform real blues songs! This class is for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele, and bass students with two months of previous classes or lessons. Please bring your instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  68. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    July 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 30, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Transformational and focused blend of Pilates and yoga movements that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. Pilates principles use the body’s strength, flexibility, and coordination to maximum advantage .Yoga postures tone, strengthen, and align the body, increase flexibility, and move energy through the body, leaving the participant calm enough to meditate after practice. Quiet the mind, embrace the present moment, and manifest good health. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program.

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

    July 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Center

    Now that your dog has learned some good manners, the next step is to apply those manners to real life situations while addressing common behavior problems like jumping on guests, door-dashing, pulling on the leash, not coming when called, etc. Behaviors taught include stay, place, leave it, heel, touch tag, and more. Dogs will be taught to respond to both verbal and non-verbal cues. Prerequisite: Graduation from our Beginner Obedience course or permission from High Hopes.

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

    July 27, 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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  71. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    July 27, 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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  72. Kids Pottery (Ages 7-17

    July 28, 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. Six week course.

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  73. Family Pottery (Ages 7+)

    July 28, 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. $175 per person. Six week class. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  74. Advanced Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 29, 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: TBD

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  75. Create, Discover & Imagine Kids Art (Ages 6-9)

    July 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Stretch your child’s imagination! Do you have a little artist at home that is getting bored drawing, painting, and sculpting the same things? This class is designed for kids that need more creativity in their art. The instructor with guide your child to put their art in motion. Techniques include but are not limited to drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. All supplies are included. Five week class. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  76. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 29, 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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  77. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    July 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - September 9, 2019, 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. 6 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  78. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    July 29, 2019, 7:05 PM - September 9, 2019, 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. 6 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  79. Acrylics (Ages 18+)

    July 30, 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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  80. Marbleized Paper and Mono-Printmaking (Ages 18+)

    July 30, 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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  81. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 30, 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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  82. Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    July 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - September 10, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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.

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  83. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    July 30, 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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  84. Handbuilding in Clay (Ages 18+)

    July 31, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    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 hand built pottery. Ten week program. Instructor: Becky Carr

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

    July 31, 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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  86. Three In One: Genres (Ages 18+)

    July 31, 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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  87. Abstraction (Ages 18+)

    July 31, 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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  88. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    July 31, 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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Explore Park Calendar

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

    July 20, 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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  2. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    July 20, 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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  3. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    July 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.

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  4. Outdoor Vendor Workshops at Explore Park

    July 21, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Ask the experts! Every Sunday afternoon we're bringing in pros from local outdoor gear shops, training facilities, recreation clubs and more to educate you for the next adventure. Topics vary weekly but may include such informative subjects as ultra-light backpacking, river trip planning, fishing equipment demos, gear selection tips and much more. A complete list of topics will be available at the Visitor Center and on social media.

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  5. Challenge Hike (NPS Ranger Program)

    July 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Explore Park

    Challenge your family and yourself by coming on a longer and more strenuous hike with a National Park Ranger. Explore the more remote trails of Explore Park. Meant for older kids and adults. Bring water and snacks and wear closed-toed shoes.

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  6. Life in a Log

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Trees that look like they are no longer growing are still a very important asset to the forest. Find out what lives and grows in, on and under seemingly dead trees. We’ll look closely at standing trees called snags and carefully roll and examine life in and under downed trees. You’ll be able to study our finds with magnifiers and observe animals’ adapted bodies and plant structure as well as learn about their life cycles. Find out what makes these fascinating animals and plants so important to the forest. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Pre-registration required.

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  7. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    July 27, 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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  8. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    July 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.

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  9. Outdoor Vendor Workshops at Explore Park

    July 28, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Ask the experts! Every Sunday afternoon we're bringing in pros from local outdoor gear shops, training facilities, recreation clubs and more to educate you for the next adventure. Topics vary weekly but may include such informative subjects as ultra-light backpacking, river trip planning, fishing equipment demos, gear selection tips and much more. A complete list of topics will be available at the Visitor Center and on social media.

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Shorin Ryu Karate (Ages 18+)

    June 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 28, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Shorin Ryu is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate, Okinawa is known as the birthplace of Karate. This traditional martial arts style is heavily focused on areas such as kicks, punches, katas, and weapons. Students will learn the benefits of increased balance, flexibility, fitness level, and focus as well as build confidence. Students will also learn self defense principles that are hidden within the art and unlocked to show the fighting concepts that have been handed down for generations. Michelle Behrns is not only a Shorin-Ryu instructor but also teaches kickboxing, fitness instructor and teaches Tru Self Defense. A Gi is not required but encouraged for easier movement. Twelve week class.

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  2. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    July 8, 2019, 7:30 PM - August 12, 2019, 8:30 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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  3. Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 9, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 1, 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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  4. Level 3 and Level 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 9, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 1, 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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  5. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18-36 months)

    July 9, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 1, 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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  6. Baby Drops (Ages 6-18 months)

    July 9, 2019, 5:40 PM - August 1, 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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  7. Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    July 9, 2019, 5:50 PM - August 1, 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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  8. Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 9, 2019, 5:50 PM - August 1, 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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  9. Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    July 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 1, 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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  10. Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    July 9, 2019, 6:20 PM - August 1, 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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  11. Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    July 15, 2019, 9:10 AM - July 25, 2019, 9:50 AM @ 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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  12. Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 15, 2019, 9:10 AM - July 25, 2019, 9:50 AM @ 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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  13. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18-36 months)

    July 15, 2019, 9:10 AM - July 25, 2019, 9:40 AM @ 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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  14. Baby Drops (Ages 6-18 months)

    July 15, 2019, 9:50 AM - July 25, 2019, 10:20 AM @ 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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  15. Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 10:40 AM @ 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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  16. Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM - July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM @ 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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  17. Level 3 and Level 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    July 15, 2019, 10:50 AM - July 25, 2019, 11:30 AM @ 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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  18. Basic Interior Design (Ages 18+)

    July 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Need a change of space? This interior design class will teach you the fundamentals of design. You will learn how to create a great space from start to finish. Bring in pictures of your space to have an on-site professional walk you through your next design project step-by-step. By the end of this class you'll know exactly how to layout your floor-plan, work with color, accessorize, DIY furniture and much more. You'll be interior decorating like a boss in no time!

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  19. Double Knitting (Ages 18+)

    July 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Create a "finished on both sides" fabric while learning three basic double knit stitches. No previous loom knitting experience necessary. All supplies provided. 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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  20. Your Voice and How To Use It (Ages 18+)

    July 18, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Exercise those vocal chords! Open to those with some vocal experience, this class is designed for individuals young and young at heart who want to learn how to put their best voice forward. Whether you are a working professional who is looking for ways to find the vocal endurance to talk with clients, students, and patients all day, or are looking to improve your singing voice from the car, pew, or choir loft, this is the class for you! Basic healthy voice use and maintenance principles for both the speaking and singing voice will be covered. Lauren Lawson is a classically trained soprano who practices as a speech-language pathologist in the Roanoke Valley.

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  21. Beach Party Zone! (Ages 3-10)

    July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    How low can you limbo? We will have all the classic beach games-limbo contest, hula hoop contest, relay race and more! Come ready to swim and have a great time! Weather-permitting we will be at Splash Valley for swim time! Pizza and drinks are included! Make a sand craft! Register in advance to hold your spot. Please pack a swimsuit, towel and wear your gym shoes. Children must be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups). Please don't forget to complete your health form online.

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  22. Swing Dance Social (Ages 18+)

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Looking for something 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 7:00pm-7:30pm (tailored to those who come) with the social to follow from 7:30pm-9:00pm! 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: June is June Bug Swing. July is Swinging' Stars. August is Cool Cat Swing.

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

    July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 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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  24. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Now that your dog has learned some good manners, the next step is to apply those manners to real life situations while addressing common behavior problems like jumping on guests, door-dashing, pulling on the leash, not coming when called, etc. Behaviors taught include stay, place, leave it, heel, touch tag, and more. Dogs will be taught to respond to both verbal and non-verbal cues. Prerequisite: Graduation from our Beginner Obedience course or permission from High Hopes.

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  25. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 3, 2019, 8:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving! Each seven 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 45 minutes of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. June-July will be Swing 201. July-September will be Charleston East Coast Variations.

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  26. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - July 28, 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. 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 4:30 pm-9:00 pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00 am-2:00 pm.

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  27. Prestige Gymnastics School Age Camp (Ages 5-12)

    July 24, 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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  28. Prestige School Age Gymnastics Cheer Clinics (Ages 5-12)

    July 24, 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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  29. Basic Interior Design (Ages 18+)

    July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Need a change of space? This interior design class will teach you the fundamentals of design. You will learn how to create a great space from start to finish. Bring in pictures of your space to have an on-site professional walk you through your next design project step-by-step. By the end of this class you'll know exactly how to layout your floor-plan, work with color, accessorize, DIY furniture and much more. You'll be interior decorating like a boss in no time!

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  30. Your Voice and How To Use It (Ages 18+)

    July 25, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Exercise those vocal chords! Open to those with some vocal experience, this class is designed for individuals young and young at heart who want to learn how to put their best voice forward. Whether you are a working professional who is looking for ways to find the vocal endurance to talk with clients, students, and patients all day, or are looking to improve your singing voice from the car, pew, or choir loft, this is the class for you! Basic healthy voice use and maintenance principles for both the speaking and singing voice will be covered. Lauren Lawson is a classically trained soprano who practices as a speech-language pathologist in the Roanoke Valley.

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  31. Restoring Old Photographs with Photoshop (Ages 14+)

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    This class will cover how to restore color and contrast to old photos, correct color shifts, clone tool and content aware to correct cracks and imperfections and how to increase resolution. This class includes 5 high resolution scans of your photographs. You can call to have them done in time to work in on class or bring them to class to have them scanned after class at my studio. Contact information will be provided after sign-up. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years. Fee includes 5 high resolution scans of your photos. Prerequisite – Introduction to photoshop or knowledge of tools, adjustments and layers-history palettes.

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

    July 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 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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  33. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    July 30, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Now that your dog has learned some good manners, the next step is to apply those manners to real life situations while addressing common behavior problems like jumping on guests, door-dashing, pulling on the leash, not coming when called, etc. Behaviors taught include stay, place, leave it, heel, touch tag, and more. Dogs will be taught to respond to both verbal and non-verbal cues. Prerequisite: Graduation from our Beginner Obedience course or permission from High Hopes.

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Main Events Calendar

  1. Intro to River Kayaking: James River (ages 12+)

    July 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 13, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Depart from Green Ridge

    Enjoy 5 miles of guided river kayaking and qualified paddling instruction on the scenic James River! This beginner friendly half-day trip will take paddlers from Arcadia to Alpine alongside the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest. All necessary equipment including sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, and PFDs will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch, sunscreen, and water. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. Roll, Roll, Roll Your Boat! (ages 12+)

    July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hollins University Pool

    Level up your kayaking skills this summer! Learn to roll your boat in the comfort and safety of the pool, with enthusiastic coaching from an ACA certified instructor. Participants are required to bring a kayak (with fitting spray skirt), paddle, and PFD. Equipment can be provided on a limited basis for an additional fee. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Touch-A-Truck

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Green Hill Park

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  4. Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+)

    July 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Carvin's Cove

    SUP is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. Start the experience with an on-land lesson taught by a certified paddleboard instructor followed by time in the water to practice and hone your paddling skills. Top off the practice sessions with a trip on the river to get a true SUP experience. Must be able to swim. Classes designed for beginners. All equipment, gear, and instruction included.

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Splash Valley Water Park Calendar

  1. Hang 10 Friday: Trivia Night

    July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Got a noggin full of knowledge? Test it out with team challenges all night long. Every Friday, we’re open extended hours so you can swim ‘till dark! Splash Valley is open until 10pm every Friday night from June 14 through August 2 with special evening activities and music. Arrive after 4pm for reduced admission take advantage of exclusive concessions deals like full pizzas for $10.

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  2. Hang 10 Friday: Fortnite Dance Night

    July 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Try out your favorite dance moves, as seen in your favorite online game. Every Friday, we’re open extended hours so you can swim ‘till dark! Splash Valley is open until 10pm every Friday night from June 14 through August 2 with special evening activities and music. Arrive after 4pm for reduced admission take advantage of exclusive concessions deals like full pizzas for $10.

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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. Little Chippers Golf Camp (Ages 5-7)

    July 12, 2019, 10:15 AM - August 5, 2019, 11:15 AM @ First Tee of Roanoke

    Would you like your child to learn a sport they will be able to play for the rest of their life? If so, send them to a series of weekly one day clinics led by PGA Golf professionals from local golf courses where they will learn the proper fundamentals needed to begin playing golf. The clinics will focus on learning the grip, swing, putting, chipping, golf etiquette, and life skills. Campers are required to bring their own age appropriate equipment to camp. A limited number of prearranged loaner sets are available for free by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department.

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  4. Art 4 Fun Camp (Ages 3-5)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Pre-schoolers explore the world of art through the use of multimedia such as paints, crayons, clay and other materials. Imaginations soar and friendships are made in this fun and creative camp! children must be fully potty-trained.

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  5. Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Camp (Ages 5-13)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include models based on popular themes including Minecraft, Superheroes, Pokeman, Star Wars, The Lego Movie 2, How to Train your Dragon, Toy Story and more! Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  6. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  7. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  8. Little Strikers Soccer Camp (Ages 3-5)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Cave Spring Middle School

    A budding soccer player in the family? If so, get them off on the right foot with a specially designed camp for kids ages 3 to 5. The miniature version of our popular soccer camp, this camp will help children develop the basic soccer skills (kicking, trapping, running and agility) that are needed to participate in organized soccer.

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  9. Paddling Camp (Rising 6th-8th Grade)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Campers, brace yourselves for an exhilarating week on the water! From stand-up paddleboarding 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 are provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

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  10. Silly Science Camp (Ages 3-5)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Ooey, gooey fun! We will explore different science disciplines preschool style-MESSY! We will make glow in the dark slime, volcanoes explode, and more in this fun, messy camp. Send the kids in clothes you don't mind getting dirty! This is a STEM-based curriculum camp. Must be fully potty-trained.

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  11. Soccer Camp (Ages 6-13)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Cave Spring Middle School

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

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  12. Tennis Camp (Ages 6-12)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Walrond Park

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

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  13. Volleyball Camp (Ages 10-14)

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Hidden Valley High School

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

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  14. A Little Art Camp-Crafts! (Ages 6-9)

    July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Make little projects with a BIG wow factor! Projects could include: soap crafting, polymer clay, paint pouring, painting rocks, SLIME, and much more. A fun snack is provided each day as well. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  15. Battle of hte Camp (Ages 9-13)

    July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Which side are you on? It is the battle of brains and muscle combined! Tweens will compete in various areas of Green Ridge-there will be muscle and endurance challenges (obstacle courses, basketball shoot-outs, etc); brain challenges (minute-to-win-its, puzzles to solve, etc); and more fun challenges (video games, nerf guns, etc.)! The final day we will celebrate our week at Splash Valley Water Park!

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  16. Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics Camp (Ages 9-15)

    July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? This fun, action-packed week combines real life skills with real kid fun, using the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  17. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  18. Karate Kamp (Ages 6-12)

    July 15, 2019, 1:30 PM - July 19, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Hi-Ya! Learn the techniques to enhance motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun! Children will also learn ways to effectively protect themselve and options for dealing with physical and verbal conflicts.

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  19. Quick Start Tennis Camp (Ages 4-7)

    July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Darrell Shell Park

    A similar program to our popular youth tennis camp yet designed specifically for youth ages 4 to 7 with little or no previous tennis experience.

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  20. Archery Camp (Ages 8-14)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 24, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Cave Spring Middle School

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

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  21. Cheerleading Camp (Ages 6-12)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Northside Middle School

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

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  22. Community Service Camp (Ages 12-15)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Give back to your community! We will help out various organizations in our area. At the end of the week, teens will receive a certificate for their participation. Please make sure teens pack a lunch daily. Friday afternoon will be a well-earned fun day at Splash Valley Water Park after a week of hard work.

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  23. Hip-Hop & Creative Dance (Ages 6-11)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    It’s time to let loose and get to dancing! In this camp we will explore the art of dancing through old and new hip-hop styles. Come learn a routine or two and get the feel of choreography. No more standing around it’s time to Dance.

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  24. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  25. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  26. Kamp Kinderdance (Ages 3-5)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kamp Kinderdance is a Dance and Movement camp with emphasis on Ballet, Acrobatics, and Creative Movement. Boys and Girls will be learning a variety of dance techniques while also creating their own movements in response to imaginative prompts given by Kinderdance staff. It is the goal of Kamp Kinderdance to keep children learning and exploring while also developing their gross motor skills through movement and dance. A snack will be provided and each Kamper will receive their own T-Shirt upon enrollment. See you there! Must be fully potty-trained.

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  27. Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 6-10)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    It’s time to cook! We will be learning how to make breakfast, lunch and dinner. Campers will have an extraordinary hands on experience working with measurements for cooking, different ingredients and eating their own creations.

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  28. Lacrosse Camp (Ages 6-14)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Cave Spring Middle School

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

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  29. Tennis Camp (Ages 6-12)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Darrell Shell Park

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

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  30. Volleyball Camp (Ages 10-14)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ William Byrd High School

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

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  31. Volleyball Camp (Ages 8-15)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Glenvar High School

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

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  32. Wilderness Ramblers (Rising 6th-8th Grades)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Explore Park

    From the ridges to the river, we’ve got some wilderness to explore! Ramble over to Explore Park for a week long day camp that’s full of excitement and adventure. Campers will take a hands-on approach to learning Leave No Trace principles, environmental education, and wilderness survival skills. In addition to teambuilding, games, and initiatives, the week will also be spent hiking the trails, creating nature crafts, orienteering the diverse terrain, stand-up paddleboarding on the Roanoke River (must be able to swim) and more! Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle.

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  33. Yummy for Our Tummies (Ages 3-5)

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Calling all aspiring Chefs! This will be one messy camp! The campers will make some fun sloppy and gloffy stuff to eat such as dirty cake, mini pizzas, fruity treats and lots more! Children must be fully potty-trained.

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  34. Mixed Media Art Camp (Ages 6-10)

    July 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Campers will get to express themselves creatively with an exciting variety of media. We will mix it all up using all kinds of fun art materials to create stilllife, flowers, and portraits. Instructor: Debbie Harris.

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  35. A Little Art Camp-Paint & Paper! (Ages 6-9)

    July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Make little projects with a BIG wow factor! Projects could include: making paper, printmaking, using different kinds of paint (old clothes please!), Origami, and more! A fun snack/craft is provided each day, we will snack on our food creations! Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  36. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  37. Kamp Kindermotion (Ages 6-9)

    July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kindermotion camp will be a physical, upbeat way to spend your child's week. A variety of activities will keep boys and girls moving, while also building their communication and team work skills. Children will work together to complete obstacle courses and sports patterns pulled from football, soccer, basketball and bowling. We'll boost their heart rates up and end each class stretching and strengthening with Kids Yoga poses. Each camper will receive their own T-Shirt upon enrollment. Pack you water bottle and Let's Get Moving!

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  38. Karate Kamp (Ages 6-12)

    July 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - July 26, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Hi-Ya! Learn the techniques to enhance motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun! Children will also learn ways to effectively protect themselve and options for dealing with physical and verbal conflicts.

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  39. Prestige Gymnastics Preschool Day Camp (Ages 3-4)

    July 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Preschoolers are not left out of our fun camp opportunities! Come join us for a one day camp for two hours! These hours will be filled with LOTS of fun games, parachutes, snacks, crafts and of course GYMNASTICS! You won't want to miss out! Must be fully potty-trained.

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  40. Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Camp (Ages 5-13)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include models based on popular themes including Minecraft, Superheroes, Pokeman, Star Wars, The Lego Movie 2, How to Train your Dragon, Toy Story and more! Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  41. Down by the Sea Camp (Ages 3-5)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 1, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    We will explore all the wonders of the water. Campers will enjoy making under-the-sea crafts, discovering the many creatures that live in the sea and taking a fun pretend adventure to the beach. This camp will be exciting and educational at the same time! Children must be fully potty-trained.

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  42. Fortnite Escape Room Camp (Ages 10-13)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Team up with each other in an epic camp! Work together to solve missions, go through obstacle courses, battle the zombies with nerf guns and use your skills to exit escape rooms. There will not be actual video game play but fun active/problem-solving activities that mimics the popular online game themes. STEM will be incorporated in many activities.

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  43. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  44. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  45. Kamp Kinderdance (Ages 3-5)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kamp Kinderdance is a Dance and Movement camp with emphasis on Ballet, Acrobatics, and Creative Movement. Boys and Girls will be learning a variety of dance techniques while also creating their own movements in response to imaginative prompts given by Kinderdance staff. It is the goal of Kamp Kinderdance to keep children learning and exploring while also developing their gross motor skills through movement and dance. A snack will be provided and each Kamper will receive their own T-Shirt upon enrollment. See you there! Must be fully potty-trained.

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  46. Summits Camp (Rising 3rd-5th Grade)

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Explore Park

    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.

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  47. Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics Camp (Ages 9-15)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? This fun, action-packed week combines real life skills with real kid fun, using the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  48. Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Camp (Ages 5-13)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include models based on popular themes including Minecraft, Superheroes, Pokeman, Star Wars, The Lego Movie 2, How to Train your Dragon, Toy Story and more! Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

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  49. Horseback Riding Camp (Ages 8-18)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Niagara Ranch

    You can’t gallop until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts at Explore Park’s Niagara Ranch, operated by Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback, with no previous experience needed. the mechanics of horsemanship - both physically and behaviorally. Good for anyone who wants to really work with, ride, and understand horses. Work with different horses and breeds daily while learning life’s lessons from a 1000 pound teammate. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets and tack are included. Half-day programs focus on grooming, feeding and educational experiences with limited riding for short periods. Full-day participants will experience complete western style horseback riding lessons, featuring multiple riding sessions per day. Please bring a bagged lunch.

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  50. Kamp Kindermotion (Ages 6-9)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 2, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kindermotion camp will be a physical, upbeat way to spend your child's week. A variety of activities will keep boys and girls moving, while also building their communication and team work skills. Children will work together to complete obstacle courses and sports patterns pulled from football, soccer, basketball and bowling. We'll boost their heart rates up and end each class stretching and strengthening with Kids Yoga poses. Each camper will receive their own T-Shirt upon enrollment. Pack you water bottle and Let's Get Moving!

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  51. Tween Crafts Camp (Ages 8-12)

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Tie dye a shirt (provided), create with polymer clay, soap craft with skin safe glycerin soap, and paint decorative signs for home décor/gifts. Learn how to use these skills at home as a new hobby, or just enjoy making things! Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  52. Karate Kamp (Ages 6-12)

    July 29, 2019, 1:30 PM - August 2, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Hi-Ya! Learn the techniques to enhance motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun! Children will also learn ways to effectively protect themselve and options for dealing with physical and verbal conflicts.

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  53. Quick Start Tennis Camp (Ages 4-7)

    July 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 1, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Darrell Shell Park

    A similar program to our popular youth tennis camp yet designed specifically for youth ages 4 to 7 with little or no previous tennis experience.

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