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Brambleton Center Calendar

  1. CANCELED Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    March 21, 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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  2. CANCELED Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    March 21, 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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  3. CANCELED Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    March 21, 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. CANCELED Biomimicry (All Ages)

    March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Jumpstart your Earth Day celebrations with a nature guide at Explore Park who will show why and how imitation is the highest form of flattery on all of planet Earth. See how humans have learned to make fashion functional, enjoy a meal, and even build entire rail systems from plants, birds, and slime molds. Enjoy a short hike to the Roanoke River to catch sight of some of our best engineering muses. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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  2. CANCELED Salamander Series (Ages 5+)

    March 21, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Spring into budding romances with a celebrity found only in the southeastern U.S., the Marbled Salamander. Join a naturalist at Explore Park to walk between ponds and pools to catch signs of this delicate, silent, secretive animal during its mating season. See how these creatures support ecosystem health. Build a drum to get a feel for how salamanders use vibration to navigate. Red light filters will be provided. Dress for rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. CANCELED Kinderdance® (Ages 3-5)

    March 21, 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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  2. CANCELED Salsa Dance Workshop (Ages 16+)

    March 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Learn something new this spring! Adult Salsa Dancing will be hosted by Emilee Fitzwater! This class will be focusing on learning the basics in salsa and bachata. All adults are welcome-beginners, first-timers or intermediate dancers. Mrs. Emilee dances multiple times a week, has taught at multiple locations throughout the valley, partakes in many educational clinics by professional dancers, and even performed with the Guia Dance Company. She is excited to bring her love of dance to Green Ridge Recreational Center. Dress for class is comfortable clothes and shoes (no flip flops please).

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  3. CANCELED Baby Drops (Ages 6 months-18 months)

    March 21, 2020, 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby's confidence and swimming readiness. What a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required.

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  4. CANCELED Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    March 21, 2020, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that we offer that have children in the water without a caregiver. Your child may be a beginner or already comfortable in the water. Regardless, they will learn to float, kick and become proficient with arm strokes. Rolling over and treading water will be introduced. Submerging is a big part of this class since swimming requires being able to put your face in the water! If they are more advanced they will be expected to swim more independently and with less support from the instructor.

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  5. CANCELED Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 21, 2020, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Let's have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety.

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  6. CANCELED Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18 months - 36 months)

    March 21, 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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  7. CANCELED Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant's safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either!

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  8. CANCELED Level 3 & 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. All strokes are introduced and by the time they have completed both levels, they will be able to swim at least 25 yards of all six strokes. When a participant passes Level 3 they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics.

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  9. CANCELED Kindertots® (Age 2)

    March 21, 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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  10. CANCELED Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    March 21, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that will encourage their love of the water. This class is the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments.

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  11. CANCELED Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    March 21, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for anyone 13 years and up that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and we have very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  12. CANCELED Kids Yoga (Ages 4-6)

    March 21, 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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  13. CANCELED Taekwondo (Ages 5+)

    March 21, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Taekwondo classes at Green Ridge are designed to teach martial arts and fitness in a structured but fun environment. We help kids develop a focused mind, a coordinated body, a courteous nature, and a positive attitude. Kids, teens, and adults alike will improve fitness and coordination while learning self-defense skills that help build confidence and focus. Students can sign up individually or have the whole family try together. Fee is per person. Instructors Cameron and Sarah Starnes have years of experience and are 2nd degree blackbelts. No uniform required-wear comfortable clothes. In addition to martial arts instruction, emphasized will be the five tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit.

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  14. CANCELED Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    March 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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