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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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