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Brambleton Center Calendar

  1. CANCELED Ceramics (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 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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  2. CANCELED Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 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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  3. CANCELED Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This low impact, effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warm-up exercises and stretches based in Pilates, then we use light hand weights for toning the upper body, followed by highly effective deep tissue concentrated exercises to work the thighs and seat. We will finish with abdominal- targeting mat work. You will feel new strength, increased flexibility, and more graceful. 6 week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  4. CANCELED Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter's wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  5. CANCELED Next Step Pottery (Ages 16+)

    April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  6. CANCELED Tapping Toes (Ages 16+)

    April 2, 2020, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Get your toes tapping to some good old classics! This introductory class lets you work on basic tap skills, across–the-floor, combos, and a dance routine. Absolute beginners are welcome. Remember once a dancer always a dancer. Tap shoes required. Instructor: Patty Stratton. Now an eight week program.

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  7. CANCELED Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 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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  8. CANCELED Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter's wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  9. CANCELED Next Step Pottery (Ages 16+)

    April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  10. CANCELED Ukulele for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Ukulele is a fun and easy introduction to playing a stringed instrument. Music reading not required. Bring standard tuned uke (G-C-E-A) to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  11. CANCELED Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  12. CANCELED Flex and Flow (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 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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  13. CANCELED Aikido (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  14. CANCELED Salsa Dance (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Add some Latin flavor to your Thursday evenings! Guia Salsa Noke will instruct and guide you through a rhythmic eight week session. Each night will focus on foot work, proper leading, frame, and posture. Come as a beginner or to improve your technique. Cost is per individual- participants are not required to sign up with a partner. Eight week course.

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  15. CANCELED NEW: Music Theory (Ages 12+)

    April 2, 2020, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This class is for students who have had one class or two months of lessons in guitar, bass, keyboard, harmonica, ukulele, or singing. Learn the basics of scales, chords and rhythm, increase your ability to ‘play by ear’ and sing harmony. Please bring your own instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  16. CANCELED Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 2020, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Canine Good Citizen Certification (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 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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  2. CANCELED NEW: Singing 201 (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 2020, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    Ready to put the essentials of singing into practice? Join us for Singing 201, where we will focus on the application of previously learned techniques to solo and group singing experiences. Two months of previous classes or lessons are required. Lauren Lawson is a classically trained soprano who practices as a speech-language pathologist in the Roanoke Valley.

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  3. Therapy Dog (Ages 18+)

    April 2, 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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