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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Windowlight Portrait Photography - Monday, Sep. 30 at Green Ridge

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Use the natural light to achieve studio quality portraits without the equipment! This class will focus on windowlight portraits and you will learn about your cameras meter, subtractive lighting theory, bracketing and exposure.    Be sure...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Group Training Club at Green Ridge Offers Challenging Workouts & Personal Training

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Work with a personal trainer in a small group, and challenge yourself to reach your fitness goals over 12 weeks. Teams are now forming for sessions beginning the week of October 7. You'll meet with a certified personal trainer twice a week then train with...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Kids Cooking! Gluten & Nut Free Recipes - Saturday, Oct. 5 at Green Ridge

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Help your child be more independent by cooking with their food allergies in mind. This is a program for ages 8-12.The intent is to be gluten and nut free; all ingredients will be verified. Recipes will NOT be dairy free/vegan. Proper cooking hygiene will ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

T'ai Chi Classes - Wednesday Nights at Brambleton Starting Sep. 25

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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 promo...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

National Park Service Stargazing - Friday, September 27 Near Explore Park

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Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks near Explore Park are some of the best places in our region to observe the night sky! Astronomy enthusiast Michael Overacker will join our National Park Service ranger for an interactive star watching experience. All programs ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Advanced Paint Pouring (Geodes) - September 28 at Green Ridge

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Ready to take your paint pouring to the next level? We will use glitter, sparkles, paint and pixie dust to create geode-like works of art. Watch YouTube for ideas and we will make your dream geode a reality. Wear old clothes so the glitter will have somet...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Explore Park Campground Receives Two Awards at State Conference

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Don's Cab-Inns at Explore Park was awarded with two state honors this week at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) annual conference. The campground won Best New Facility in the population category of 50,000 to 100,000, while our vendor was pre...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Beginner Kayaking on the James River - Saturday, Sep. 28

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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 necess...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes- Three September Dates at Carvin's Cove

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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...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Adventure Academy Now Enrolling - Earn Patches for Outdoor Activities

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Earn patches by participating in select outdoor programs offered by Roanoke County and Explore Park. For a $15 enrollment fee you'll get a patch shield and adventure log book to record your journey. Complete 12 of the 16 available patches and you'll recei...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Explore Park Offers Nature Backpacks for Junior Explorers

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New at Explore Park, check out a nature discovery backpack, filled with field guides, study journals and science tools needed to explore the diverse plant and animal life at the park. Stop by the Visitor Center any time during operating hours (daily 9am t...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Scare Quest Brings Night Ziplines to Explore Park in October

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Explore new freights on select nights in October, as Treetop Quest is transformed into an "eerial adventure." Choose from three different interactive ghost stories, then strap on a headlamp and head to the trees. End your journey on our giant bl...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Birthday Parties Now Available at Treetop Quest on Weekends

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Take your next birthday party to the trees! Treetop Quest at Explore Park now offers party packages every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM. Cost is just $220 for 10 participating climbers, including time on the party pad and two hours...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Last Call Discount - Visit Treetop Quest After 3 PM and Save

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Want to save on your next visit to Treetop Quest at Explore Park? Visit any operating day after 3 PM and get 40% off your visit (walk-in only). Our "Last-Call" discount offers reduced play time, but a huge savings off regular rates. Treetop Ques...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Illumnights is Coming to Explore Park this Holiday Season

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Roanoke County, Virginia (July 25, 2019) – At a “Christmas in July” event today, Roanoke County and Center in the Square announced a new partnership to host an annual holiday light show at Explore Park. This inaugural event w...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Save Up to 15% Off Treetop Quest Visits with Group Booking

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Treetop Quest at Explore Park offers discounted rates for groups of 11 or more when you book in advance. Get 10% off for groups of 11 to 24 or 15% off for groups of 25 to 40. For inquiries, call our administrative center at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0. Treetop ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Treetop Quest Offers Special Summer Camp & Day Care Rates

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Treetop Quest at Explore Park now offers special rates for visiting summer camp and day care organizations. Book a 2.5 hour experience for just $9 for ages 4-6 or $11 for ages 7-17. Chaperones are free! Qualified groups should call (540) 777-6391 and leav...

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