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  1. Nutrition Planning (Ages 18+)

    September 22, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    "What do I eat?" "When do I eat?" Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Join us for this Nutrition 101 informational session where you will learn things such as eating right for your goals, the importance of hydration, carbs, fat and protein and how they work in your body and much more! This is the first in a four week series. Instructor: Certified Nutrition Coach Lori Fadorick.

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  2. Ranger Trail Hike with National Park Service

    September 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Explore Park

    Nature is always changing - discover with the Ranger different parts of this habitat and how they each are an important part of the food web.

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  3. Campfire Program with National Park Service

    September 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Campfires are a National Park tradition where visitors are encouraged to come early to enjoy the fire. Discover with a Ranger more about the plants and animals during a natural or cultural history program that will last up to one hour. S’more gift bags will be provided for free at the visitor center. To learn about each week’s topic call (540) 427-1800.

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  4. Star Gazing with a National Park Service Ranger

    September 22, 2018, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Explore the night Sky at the Pine Mountain Overlook, the second overlook on the Roanoke River Parkway between the BRP and Explore Park. These programs will be held in place of our regular campfires on the following dates:

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  5. Polymer Clay (Ages 14+)

    September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Make your own jewelry! Learn how to work with this versatile medium to create jewelry and cover the basics for making many more projects. No experience is necessary, items made will go home to be completed in your own oven with complete instructions for safety. Online resources for tutorials will also be shared. Instructor Lisa Hoyt is a member of IPCA (International Polymer Clay Association). She has taught at Michaels, as well as at after school programs, Scouts, churches and community centers in NH and VA for over 20 years.

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  6. Polymer Clay (Ages 14+)

    September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Make your own jewelry! Learn how to work with this versatile medium to create jewelry and cover the basics for making many more projects. No experience is necessary, items made will go home to be completed in your own oven with complete instructions for safety. Online resources for tutorials will also be shared. Instructor Lisa Hoyt is a member of IPCA (International Polymer Clay Association). She has taught at Michaels, as well as at after school programs, Scouts, churches and community centers in NH and VA for over 20 years.

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  7. Polymer Clay Workshop-Focal, Large Beads (Ages 18+)

    September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Participants should have basic skill level with polymer clay and be able to work independently while instructor assists other individuals as needed. Bring your own clay and personal tools but will have access to the instructor’s equipment, mica, and supplies. Handouts, tutorials, and light snack provided. Come meet fellow clayers who hope to one day have a Guild in Roanoke. Instructor Lisa Hoyt is a member of IPCA (International Polymer Clay Association). September will be Focal (Large) Beads. October Skinner Blends. November Mixed Media with Polymer Clay.

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  8. Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+)

    September 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Carvins 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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  9. The Mighty Roanoke - National Park Service Ranger Program

    September 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Explore Park

    Meet at the Explore Park Visitor Center to travel to the Roanoke River to explore the unique river ecosystem and what critters make the river their home.

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  10. Campfire Program with National Park Service

    September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Campfires are a National Park tradition where visitors are encouraged to come early to enjoy the fire. Discover with a Ranger more about the plants and animals during a natural or cultural history program that will last up to one hour. S’more gift bags will be provided for free at the visitor center. To learn about each week’s topic call (540) 427-1800.

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  11. NEW Southern Indian Delight (Ages 18+)

    September 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Take your taste buds to the Southern part of India without leaving Roanoke! Learn how to prepare Uttapum (a popular pancake style dish), Sambar (lentils cooked in savory spices) and Lemon Rice. Enjoy the lunch after you learn to prepare it! Instructor Bhawana Scaer is from India and has been teaching Indian-style cooking for many years and loves to share her culture with others!

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  12. Marbleized Paper Workshop (Ages 18+)

    September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Marbleized paper dates back over a thousand years and from many cultures. Using thinned down oil paint, water, and paper you can make pieces that can be framed or used to make boxes, ornaments, note cards, and so much more. Supplies will be furnished, but if you have your own Strathmore 80 lb. paper, paper towels, oil paints, and thinner you could certainly bring your own. Lots of hands on help and demonstrations. Everyone will have success! There will be a supplies list sent, once minimum is met, to purchase. 4 hr. class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  13. Horseback Riding - Scenic Trail Ride

    September 29, 2018, 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Departing from Green Ridge Recreation Center

    You can't gallup until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoove with the equine experts at Reba Farm. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills including mounting and riding technique, before setting off on a guided trail ride. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Transportation, helmets, and tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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  14. Ranger Trail Hike with National Park Service

    September 29, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Explore Park

    Nature is always changing - discover with the Ranger different parts of this habitat and how they each are an important part of the food web.

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  15. Campfire Program with National Park Service

    September 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Campfires are a National Park tradition where visitors are encouraged to come early to enjoy the fire. Discover with a Ranger more about the plants and animals during a natural or cultural history program that will last up to one hour. S’more gift bags will be provided for free at the visitor center. To learn about each week’s topic call (540) 427-1800.

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