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  1. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    February 17, 2020, 8:55 AM - 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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  2. Driver's Education (Ages 55+)

    February 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

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

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  3. Beginner/Intermediate Hatha Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 17, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This class is designed with beginners in mind, but is also for experienced practitioners who appreciate a more gentle pace. Come enjoy this balanced class that incorporates deep stretches along with strength building poses, all while moving mindfully through the sequences. 10 week class. Instructor: Robyn Amstutz

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  4. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 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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  5. Jazzercise Unlimited (Ages 18+)

    February 17, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just $115! This special offer allows you access to a total of 30 hours of Jazzercise. Join this motivating crew three times a week for a fun, effective workout that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  6. Total Body Workout (Ages 18+)

    February 17, 2020, 5:30 PM - 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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  7. Intro to Indoor Cycling (Ages 18+)

    February 17, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation 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: Beth Hoel

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

    February 17, 2020, 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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  9. New: Mixed Media (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A first time offering taught by Michael Farrar. Mixed media is when the artist uses two or more mediums in a single work. For example, using watercolor and acrylic in the same painting. You can introduce photos, photo-transfers, wallpaper, lace, fancy papers, other textures or parts of other paintings or any other media to get the look you are seeing in your minds’ eye. Sometimes when you have taken a piece as far as you can and it still doesn’t suit you, adding another medium pulls it all together. You are welcome to bring a piece you are stuck on to class to turn into a mixed media piece or start fresh in class with the intention of doing a mixed media piece. Six week course.

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  10. Abstract Painting (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Join this class to have some fun and to learn techniques not normally used in naturalistic painting. You will learn you can distort, exaggerate, omit, multiply, glaze, scrape, and texture in different ways….in abstracts your work does not look like a photo or a scene. You might choose to flatten the entire pictorial space and concentrate on color in a new way, or perhaps distort shapes and use new textures in your composition. For experienced painters this is a chance to challenge yourself and think outside of your comfort zone. Beginning adult artists can see the information you will gain and apply it to your more naturalist paintings. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  11. Love, Sweat and Gears (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Push, pedal, and climb your way to better health! Training for the next big race or triathlon? Want to add a more challenging cardiovascular edge to your workout routine? Cycle may be the move for you. With upbeat music and a contagiously motivating atmosphere, you will always leave feeling stronger and more energized. No need to worry about securing a bike each night – you will have a guaranteed seat for the entirety of the 6 week class. Instructor: Beth Hoel

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  12. Acrylic Painting (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Acrylic painting offers numerous techniques for students to explore. One value in working in acrylic is the fast-drying paint. This allows students to easily change colors, compositions, and how the paint is applied. Acrylic can be worked thickly like oils or thinly like watercolors or any combination of the two. Working in acrylics is fun and exciting. Come see for yourself what interesting pieces you can do in this medium. Adult artists at all levels are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar

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  13. Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation 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. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    February 19, 2020, 8:55 AM - 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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  15. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Starting with basic techniques and using landscapes as subject matter, students will learn about skies, clouds, mountains, trees, rocks, farm building and more. Each week new tips, tricks and techniques will be shown so other subjects can be approached with confidence. This class is taught with demonstrations and individual student coaching. This allows the beginner to start their journey of discovery of the uniqueness and beauty of watercolor. The veteran watercolorist will work on developing a more personal style using new techniques. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  16. Easy Ride for 55 Spin Class (Ages 55+)

    February 19, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Brambleton Recreation 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. Instructor: Lorie Murray.

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  17. Acrylic Painting (Ages 18+)

    February 19, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Acrylic painting offers numerous techniques for students to explore. One value in working in acrylic is the fast-drying paint. This allows students to easily change colors, compositions, and how the paint is applied. Acrylic can be worked thickly like oils or thinly like watercolors or any combination of the two. Working in acrylics is fun and exciting. Come see for yourself what interesting pieces you can do in this medium. Adult artists at all levels are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar

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  18. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 19, 2020, 5:30 PM - 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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  19. Jazzercise Unlimited (Ages 18+)

    February 19, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just $115! This special offer allows you access to a total of 30 hours of Jazzercise. Join this motivating crew three times a week for a fun, effective workout that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  20. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 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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  21. Cycle Sampler (Ages 18+)

    February 20, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    The title says it all! Each night you will sample a variety of skills to target different muscle groups. This class will incorporate HIIT techniques, free weights, and hill climbs, all layered into a high cardio cycling class. You are guaranteed to stay on the edge of your seat during this unique cycle offering. Six week course. Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  22. Flex and Flow (Ages 18+)

    February 20, 2020, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Does your yoga practice need a lift? Try a new yoga sensation - yoga with weights! In this class, we will combine basic yoga flows with gentle weight lifting. All major muscles groups will be toned, resulting in better posture and leaner muscles. All levels welcome, although prior yoga experience is preferred. Instructor: Abby Reed.

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  23. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    February 21, 2020, 8:55 AM - 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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  24. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    February 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 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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  25. Jazzercise Unlimited (Ages 18+)

    February 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just $115! This special offer allows you access to a total of 30 hours of Jazzercise. Join this motivating crew three times a week for a fun, effective workout that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  26. Chakra Dance (Ages 18+)

    February 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Chakras are an ancient system of identifying energy centers within the body. Each corresponds to an aspect of our outer and inner lives. Chakra Dance is a well-being practice using flowing and dynamic movements, a series of moving meditations. If you like yoga, but aren’t sure about the more challenging poses, if you want to meditate, but can’t sit still for more than a few minutes then chakra dance may be for you! All you need is a water bottle, comfortable clothing, and to be prepared to move/dance barefoot or in yoga socks. Instructor: Patricia Placona

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  27. Ironman Fan to Finisher - Tri-Outdoor Cycling

    February 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ East Coasters

    Work with the triathlon cycling experts and experienced bike mechanics at East Coasters Bike Shop to ensure that you and your bike are ready to race! Topics covered will include optimal bike fit, bike setup, basic maintenance and race day strategies. An optional road ride will be available, so please bring cycling appropriate clothing and footwear. East Coasters Bike is located at 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018.

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  28. Painting with Ed Gowen (Ages 12+)

    February 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Have you always wanted to paint but think you aren't equipped with the talent? Take a class with Ed Gowen and amaze yourself, your family and your friends with your masterpiece! First time painters are welcome and no experience is required! Ed will take you step-by-step through a painting project with entertaining demonstrations as well as personal coaching. Class projects last for a day (10: 00 - 3:30) and may include the popular methods of Bob Ross, Robert Warren, Gary Jenkins and at times, Ed’s own techniques as well. So bring a roll of paper towels and settle in for a day of challenging and relaxing fun! All other supplies are included! Participants under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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  29. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    February 24, 2020, 8:55 AM - 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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  30. Beginner/Intermediate Hatha Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 24, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This class is designed with beginners in mind, but is also for experienced practitioners who appreciate a more gentle pace. Come enjoy this balanced class that incorporates deep stretches along with strength building poses, all while moving mindfully through the sequences. 10 week class. Instructor: Robyn Amstutz

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  31. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 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. Jazzercise Unlimited (Ages 18+)

    February 24, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just $115! This special offer allows you access to a total of 30 hours of Jazzercise. Join this motivating crew three times a week for a fun, effective workout that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  33. Total Body Workout (Ages 18+)

    February 24, 2020, 5:30 PM - 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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  34. Create, Discover & Imagine Art (Ages 6-9)

    February 24, 2020, 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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  35. New: Mixed Media (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A first time offering taught by Michael Farrar. Mixed media is when the artist uses two or more mediums in a single work. For example, using watercolor and acrylic in the same painting. You can introduce photos, photo-transfers, wallpaper, lace, fancy papers, other textures or parts of other paintings or any other media to get the look you are seeing in your minds’ eye. Sometimes when you have taken a piece as far as you can and it still doesn’t suit you, adding another medium pulls it all together. You are welcome to bring a piece you are stuck on to class to turn into a mixed media piece or start fresh in class with the intention of doing a mixed media piece. Six week course.

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  36. Abstract Painting (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Join this class to have some fun and to learn techniques not normally used in naturalistic painting. You will learn you can distort, exaggerate, omit, multiply, glaze, scrape, and texture in different ways….in abstracts your work does not look like a photo or a scene. You might choose to flatten the entire pictorial space and concentrate on color in a new way, or perhaps distort shapes and use new textures in your composition. For experienced painters this is a chance to challenge yourself and think outside of your comfort zone. Beginning adult artists can see the information you will gain and apply it to your more naturalist paintings. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  37. Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation 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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  38. Love, Sweat and Gears (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Push, pedal, and climb your way to better health! Training for the next big race or triathlon? Want to add a more challenging cardiovascular edge to your workout routine? Cycle may be the move for you. With upbeat music and a contagiously motivating atmosphere, you will always leave feeling stronger and more energized. No need to worry about securing a bike each night – you will have a guaranteed seat for the entirety of the 6 week class. Instructor: Beth Hoel

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  39. Acrylic Painting (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Acrylic painting offers numerous techniques for students to explore. One value in working in acrylic is the fast-drying paint. This allows students to easily change colors, compositions, and how the paint is applied. Acrylic can be worked thickly like oils or thinly like watercolors or any combination of the two. Working in acrylics is fun and exciting. Come see for yourself what interesting pieces you can do in this medium. Adult artists at all levels are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar

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  40. Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation 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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  41. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    February 26, 2020, 8:55 AM - 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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  42. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    February 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Starting with basic techniques and using landscapes as subject matter, students will learn about skies, clouds, mountains, trees, rocks, farm building and more. Each week new tips, tricks and techniques will be shown so other subjects can be approached with confidence. This class is taught with demonstrations and individual student coaching. This allows the beginner to start their journey of discovery of the uniqueness and beauty of watercolor. The veteran watercolorist will work on developing a more personal style using new techniques. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  43. Easy Ride for 55 Spin Class (Ages 55+)

    February 26, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Brambleton Recreation 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. Instructor: Lorie Murray.

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  44. Acrylic Painting (Ages 18+)

    February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Acrylic painting offers numerous techniques for students to explore. One value in working in acrylic is the fast-drying paint. This allows students to easily change colors, compositions, and how the paint is applied. Acrylic can be worked thickly like oils or thinly like watercolors or any combination of the two. Working in acrylics is fun and exciting. Come see for yourself what interesting pieces you can do in this medium. Adult artists at all levels are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar

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  45. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 26, 2020, 5:30 PM - 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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  46. Jazzercise Unlimited (Ages 18+)

    February 26, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just $115! This special offer allows you access to a total of 30 hours of Jazzercise. Join this motivating crew three times a week for a fun, effective workout that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  47. Ceramics (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Whether you are new to ceramics, decorated ceramics 40 years ago, or have recently made ceramic items, we welcome you to join this class. You will purchase your molded green ware pieces from a local vendor and instruction will be provided for your level of experience. Techniques include acrylic painting, dry brush painting, glazes and under-glazes. We will fire your pieces at the Brambleton Center as you make them. This is an enjoyable and relaxing way to make many useful items for your home and for gifts. Instructor: Betsy Jenkins

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  48. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 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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  49. Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation 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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  50. Cycle Sampler (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    The title says it all! Each night you will sample a variety of skills to target different muscle groups. This class will incorporate HIIT techniques, free weights, and hill climbs, all layered into a high cardio cycling class. You are guaranteed to stay on the edge of your seat during this unique cycle offering. Six week course. Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  51. Flex and Flow (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Does your yoga practice need a lift? Try a new yoga sensation - yoga with weights! In this class, we will combine basic yoga flows with gentle weight lifting. All major muscles groups will be toned, resulting in better posture and leaner muscles. All levels welcome, although prior yoga experience is preferred. Instructor: Abby Reed.

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  52. Nutrition in Your Body (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    There are an enormous number of factors that affect how our body processes the nutrition (food) we put into it. Session three of the Holistic Nutrition series takes a deeper look at nutrition and our body. We'll look at factors such as hormones, the gut microbiome, insulin resistance, and environmental factors, just to name a few! No prerequisite needed. Instructor: Certified Nutrition Coach Lori Fadorick.

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  53. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+)

    February 28, 2020, 8:55 AM - 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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  54. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    February 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation 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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  55. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    February 28, 2020, 5:30 PM - 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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  56. Jazzercise Unlimited (Ages 18+)

    February 28, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just $115! This special offer allows you access to a total of 30 hours of Jazzercise. Join this motivating crew three times a week for a fun, effective workout that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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

    February 29, 2020, 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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  58. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    February 29, 2020, 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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  59. New: Something for Everyone (Ages 18+)

    February 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Indian cuisine can provide something for everyone! Come join the fun as we learn to cook some tasty Indian options: Chicken Tikka Masala; Aloo Bonda- deep fried spicy potato dumpling; and Chocolate Burfi- a creamy chocolate milk dessert. Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.

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  60. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    February 29, 2020, 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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Explore Park Calendar

  1. Virginia Creeper Winter Ride (Ages 10+)

    February 29, 2020, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Departs from Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Enjoy hours of pleasant cycling along the beautiful Virginia Creeper Trail! Beginning at the local high point of Whitetop Station, we will take advantage of 17 miles of scenic and gently sloping terrain, providing an easy and novice-friendly ride to our end-point in historic Damascus, VA. Comfortable bikes, helmets, water bottles, and transportation are included in the registration cost. Participants have the option of bringing a packed lunch or purchasing lunch at the popular Creeper Trail Café mid-way through the ride. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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  1. How To Use Your 35mm Camera for Beginners (Ages 12+)

    February 17, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Do you have a new camera with too many bells and whistles? Find out how to use F stops, shutter speeds, resolution, white balance, exposure modes and more. Be sure to bring your camera and camera manual with you. If you don’t have a manual, you can download and print one online. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.

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  2. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    February 17, 2020, 7:30 PM - 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. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation 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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  4. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation 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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  5. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    February 18, 2020, 7:30 PM - 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. December-February will be West Coast Swing. February-March will be Swing 101. No class December 24 and 31.

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  6. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    February 19, 2020, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool and Splash Valley during the summer. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Classes will be Wed- Fri 4:30pm-9:00pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00am-2:00pm.

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  7. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    February 20, 2020, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool and Splash Valley during the summer. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Classes will be Wed- Fri 4:30pm-9:00pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00am-2:00pm.

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  8. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    February 21, 2020, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool and Splash Valley during the summer. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Classes will be Wed- Fri 4:30pm-9:00pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00am-2:00pm.

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  9. New: Indian Cooking Date Night (Ages 18+)

    February 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Enjoy an evening of making and eating Indian Food with a loved one. You will learn how to prepare a traditional Indian meal of Shaami Kabaab (spicy beef cutlets), Veggie Biryani (rice cooked with seasonal vegetables) and Pinni (dessert made with gram flour, white wheat and urad daal). After helping prepare the meal, enjoy the three-course dinner. Instructor Bhawana Scaer is from India and has been teaching Indian-style cooking for many years and loves to share her culture with others! One registration per couple.

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  10. Swing Dance Social (Ages 18+)

    February 21, 2020, 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: December is Holly Jolly Swing. January is Snowball Swing. February is Heart to Heart Dance.

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  11. Kinderdance® (Ages 3-5)

    February 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance® of $30 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Choose the fee with $30 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform and proper footwear on the first day of class.

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  12. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18 months - 36 months)

    February 22, 2020, 9:50 AM - 10:20 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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  13. Self Defense Workshop (Ages 16+)

    February 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Raise your everyday awareness or just be college ready for the fall. The workshop is designed to raise awareness of everyday tasks and to protect yourself in situations. Contact will be part of the workshop so make it fun and bring a friend! Participants should wear comfortable clothes, bring water and a notebook to take notes. Michelle Behrns is not only a Tru Self Defense Instructor but also teaches kickboxing, is a fitness instructor and teaches Shorin Ryu.

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  14. Kindertots® (Age 2)

    February 22, 2020, 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kindertots® of $20 to be paid each year upon starting classes (September 2019 is start of new year). Choose the fee with $20 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform and proper footwear on the first day of class.

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  15. Kids Yoga (Ages 4-6)

    February 22, 2020, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Children ages 4 to 6 will learn the basics of yoga in a developmentally designed program just for them! We will explore basic yoga positions and working together as a class while learning about mindfulness and our peace within. This program will bring new movements, yoga games, and activities to your child each week. Join us today for a high-energy class full of rhythm, moving, laughing, and learning! Choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform on the first day of class.

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  16. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    February 22, 2020, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool and Splash Valley during the summer. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Classes will be Wed- Fri 4:30pm-9:00pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00am-2:00pm.

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  17. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    February 23, 2020, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool and Splash Valley during the summer. Must be 16 to be considered for employment. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Classes will be Wed- Fri 4:30pm-9:00pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00am-2:00pm.

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  18. New: Salmon en Croute (Ages 18+)

    February 24, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    En Croute is a French term that describes a food baked and wrapped in pastry crust. This dish will be a hearty cut of fresh salmon, herb butter and asparagus wrapped delicately in pastry and baked to perfection. Served with a wild rice blend and some tasty pastry snacks. Chef Dominic made an appearance on the fourth season of Fox Network's Hell's Kitchen. He looks forward to the opportunity to bring his family-friendly attitude, skills and good-natured cooking to you and yours!

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  19. New: Cell Phone Photorapy &Snapseed (Ages 12+)

    February 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your cell phone is an amazing camera! This class will cover how to take vertical and horizontal panos, adjust exposures, use accessory lenses and retouch with the revolutionary U point technology of snapseed all with your smart phone. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a master's degree.

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  20. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    February 24, 2020, 7:30 PM - 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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  21. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation 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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  22. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation 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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  23. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    February 25, 2020, 7:30 PM - 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. December-February will be West Coast Swing. February-March will be Swing 101. No class December 24 and 31.

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  24. Canine Good Citizen Certification (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

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

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  25. Therapy Dog (Ages 18+)

    February 27, 2020, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Would you like to give back to your community by volunteering with your dog? Therapy Dogs are used in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehab and long-term care facilities, schools, libraries, Veteran care programs, and many other facilities. During this six week course, we practice advanced behaviors necessary for you and your dog to interact in the community with different types of people in different environments. Your dog must have his or her Canine Good Citizen title to participate.

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  26. New: Cajun/Creole Cooking (Ages 18+)

    February 28, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Down Home cooking that will add a Kick to your Taste Buds, BUD! Learn to prepare (and then enjoy) Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe - The Traditional Louisiana Meal and Gumbo Style Chicken Creole (a lesson that will help you with many other dishes and stews for years to come-making a roux). Create a mouth-watering Blackened Catfish entree served up with just the right touch of spices and flavor (make your own Blackening Seasonings). Finish the evening with learning to create a Louisiana treat-Creole Coffee. Chef Dominic made an appearance on the fourth season of Fox Network's Hell's Kitchen. He looks forward to the opportunity to bring his family-friendly attitude, skills and good-natured cooking to you and yours!

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  27. Kinderdance® (Ages 3-5)

    February 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance® of $30 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Choose the fee with $30 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform and proper footwear on the first day of class.

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  28. Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18 months - 36 months)

    February 29, 2020, 9:50 AM - 10:20 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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  29. Kindertots® (Age 2)

    February 29, 2020, 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kindertots® of $20 to be paid each year upon starting classes (September 2019 is start of new year). Choose the fee with $20 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform and proper footwear on the first day of class.

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  30. Kids Yoga (Ages 4-6)

    February 29, 2020, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Children ages 4 to 6 will learn the basics of yoga in a developmentally designed program just for them! We will explore basic yoga positions and working together as a class while learning about mindfulness and our peace within. This program will bring new movements, yoga games, and activities to your child each week. Join us today for a high-energy class full of rhythm, moving, laughing, and learning! Choose the fee with $15 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform on the first day of class.

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  31. Soap Making (Ages 18+)

    February 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Learn how soap becomes “soap” through the process of saponification and how to use on line calculators to custom create any soap that suits your personal preference! Participants will have hands on practice creating and following a recipe, learn important safety tips and will leave class with at least one pound of “raw” soap to take home to cure the 6-8 weeks necessary. This is a fast-paced course designed to give the basics of soap making. Please bring an old bath sized towel to insulate soap for the ride home. Lisa Hoyt has been teaching soap making for over 20 years.

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