Special Interest Programs

*Select the underlined start date to register for the class online

NOVICE DOG OBEDIENCE

Eligibility: Dogs 5 ½ months and older
Location: 415 Cambria St. C’burg (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Delete unwanted behaviors – basic dog obedience and instruction on how to train your dog. All Dogs must be de-wormed. Class on the first night will meet at 7 p.m. for lecture. No dogs the first week, just the owners.
Minimum: 6      Maximum: 12

Class
Reg. Begins
Reg. Ends
Starting Date
Day of Week
Time
Fee
Weeks
WinterNov. 1Jan. 21Jan. 23Wednesday6:30 - 7:20 p.m.$906
WinterNov. 1Jan. 21Jan. 23Wednesday7:30 - 8:20 p.m.$906


INTERMEDIATE DOG OBEDIENCE

Eligibility: Dogs 6 months and older
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Pre-requisite: Dogs must have completed a novice dog obedience class. Improve the manners of your dog. Class will concentrate on walking with a leash, greeting people and other dogs nicely, coming when called and sit/down and stay.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Class
Reg. Begins
Reg. Ends
Starting Date
Day of Week
Time
Fee
Weeks
WinterNov. 1
Jan. 22Jan. 24
Thursday
7:30  – 8:20 p.m.
$90
6


PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Eligibility: Puppies 10-17 weeks
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: This class is for puppies 10-17 weeks of age. The class is designed to get the puppy off to the right start. The puppy will learn how to interact with people by sitting to greet, how to bite nicely, etc. The puppy will play with other puppies providing socialization with other puppies. The class lessons cover how to teach sit, down, stand, walk osn leash and come. Owners will learn how to teach their puppy in a positive and proactive manner. They will learn how to deal with the typical puppy problems: chewing, barking, mouthing, jumping up, etc. Each week are discussion topics related to raising your puppy. The topics include housebreaking, nutrition grooming, and health care. This is a 6 week course. The puppy comes to all classes. All family or house members are encouraged to come to class.
Minimum: 6         Maximum: 12

Class
Reg. Begins
Reg. Ends
Starting Date
Day of Week
Time
Fee
Weeks
WinterNov. 1Jan. 22Jan. 24Thursday6:15 - 7:15 p.m.$906


CONFORMATION SHOW DOG HANDLING

Eligibility: Dogs 16 weeks old and up
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: If you are interested in finding out how the show dogs you see on TV learn to show, this is the class for you. This is a class for a dog and handler that introduces the dog handler team to find out how to train a dog for the conformation ring. The class will teach you what you need to know in order to correctly handle your dog in conformation ring.The handler will need to have a show lead for their dog. Those who do not have a show lead can borrow a lead from the instructor.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 14

Class
Reg. Begins
Reg. Ends
Starting Date
Day of Week
Time
Fee
Weeks
WinterNov. 1Jan. 2Jan. 7Monday7 - 7:50 p.m.$606


LUNCH BUNCH

Additional Information: Join us for our monthly lunch outings to various restaurants in the area. Participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch and any additional expenses.
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
TR/NR
Location
Sept. 5 - Nov. 1918 & overMon, Nov. 26Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12CJ's Pizza and Subs, Wytheville
Sept. 5 - Dec. 1018 & overMon. Dec. 17Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m. $6/$12Shakers, Roanoke
Sept. 5 - Dec. 2718 & overThurs, Jan. 3Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m. $6/$12Great 611 Steak Co., Roanoke


SAFE KIDS NRV COALITION-CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS

Co-Sponsored By: Carilion, Christiansburg Recreation Dept. and Christiansburg Fire Dept.
Location: Christiansburg Fire Dept. Bay
Additional Information: Come by the Fire Dept. to make sure you have your car seat installed properly. Keep your kids safe!!

Date
Time
TR/NR
Thursday, Nov. 294 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, Dec. 274 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, Jan. 31 4 - 6 p.m.FREE

 

BODY FAT TESTING 

Eligibility: Ages 16 and over       Fee:$5-To be paid at class (correct change or check)                                                           Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Classroom 1
Additional Information: Come and learn how much of your body weight is body fat. Testing is private and results are confidential. Wear loose comfortable clothes (preferably shorts and t-shirt). Maximum: 10 

DateTime 
Monday, Nov. 26Between 6 - 8 p.m. 


VIRGINIA FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING (CONCEAL CARRY PERMIT COURSE)

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Classroom 2
Additional Information: This class offered by Southwest Virginia Firearms Instruction is a classroom-based Firearms Safety Course designed to meet the requirements set forth in SP-248 Application for a Concealed Carry Permit. Upon completing the course, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion and can then go apply for a permit at the courthouse. This class has been approved by the Honorable Robert M. D. Turk, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge for the training requirement portion of the application. The instructor is both Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Certified General Instructor, as well as a Certified Firearms Instructor. The instructor is a current law enforcement officer. Must show valid EMS Identification upon registration to receive EMS discount.
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 30

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Oct. 1 - Nov. 1518 & overSunday, Nov. 183 - 5 p.m.$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others


HIKES  

Additional Information: Join us for some exercise in the beautiful outdoors! We will stop for lunch after the hike. Participants are responsible for paying for their lunch.    Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8       Eligibility: 18 & over           Difficulty of all hikes: Flat

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Sept. 4 - Dec. 13Wednesday, Dec. 19Leave Rec. Center 8 a.m.
*will be stopping for breakfast after the hike, participants responsible for paying for their breakfast.
$6/$12Jingle Bell Breakfast, Radford


A WALK IN MY SHOES  

Additional Information: "A virtual simulation of the physical and cognitive aspects in caring for persons living with dementia." Sponsored by: Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, New River Valley Agency on Aging and Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg. Refreshments provided. Please call (540) 382-2349 to pre-register for this event.           Minimum: 6               Maximum: 30     

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 221 & overFriday, Nov. 91 p.m.Free


SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW   

Additional Information:Oh, What Fun It Is! Join us for a day of Christmas shopping at the many booths to find just that right Christmas present or something special for yourself. Price includes transportation, and admission to the show. Lunch will be on your own at the show. We will arrive approximately at 10 a.m. and will depart at 3 p.m. to return home.            Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
TR/NR
Location
Sept. 5 - Nov. 621 & overTuesday, Nov. 13Leave Rec. Ctr at 6 a.m.$23 please see note aboveCharlotte, NC


CHILD FINGERPRINTING    

Co-sponsored by: Christiansburg Recreation Dept. and Christiansburg Police Dept.                                                             Additional Information: Come by the Recreation Department and have your child fingerprinted for your files in case of an emergency.

DateTime
Fee
Thursday, Nov. 159 - 11:30 a.m.Free


QUILTING TREASURES   

Additional Information: Textile artist, Kevin Womack will present examples of his quilting work spanning the last 30 years, including examples of traditional quilting, art quilting, hand dyeing and surface design techniques. Light refreshments will be served. This program is presented by the Meadowbrook Public Library and Meadowbrook Quilters in memory of Linda Wilson. Linda was an avid quilter and gardener who was instrumental in the creation of the Meadowbrook Public Library.   Pre-register. Minimum: 6     Maximum: 12         Location: Meadowbrook Library

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 1321 & overSaturday, Nov. 172 p.m.Free


TRADER JOE'S    

Additional Information:We will travel to Trader Joe’s where they have great produce, great prices and a lot of healthy options at exceptional everyday prices. At Trader Joes you won’t find a lot of branded items; instead, you’ll discover unconventional and interesting products. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. Pre-register.                  Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
TR/NR
Location
Sept. 5 - Nov. 1321 & overMonday, Nov. 19Leave Rec. Ctr at 8 a.m.$10/$20Charlottesville, VA


HOLIDAY HIGH TEA     

Additional Information: Get in the festive spirit at the Palisades Restaurants annual “Holiday High Tea”. Enjoy tasty pastries, scones, cookies and finger sandwiches while sipping on delicious tea. Price includes: transportation, food, tea, taxes and gratuity.      Minimum: 8          Maximum: 16

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
TR/NR
Location
Sept. 4 - Nov. 2818 & overTuesday, Dec. 4Leave Rec. Ctr at 12:45 p.m.$23Eggleston, VA


WOHLFAHRT HAUS CHRISTMAS      

Additional Information: Join our WHDT family as we celebrate the Christmas season with our delicious holiday feast! Then sit back, relax, dazzling dance numbers, and beautiful costumes! To complete the evening, be inspired by the greatest gift of all, the beautiful story of the nativity! From our Haus to yours, “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”                                  Pre-register.                  Minimum: 6          Maximum: 18

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
TR/NR
Location
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2821 & overThursday, Dec. 6Leave Rec. Ctr at 11:30 a.m.$47/$67Wytheville, VA


LUNCH AND LEARN: ESSENTIAL OILS 101       

Additional Information: Learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively and to maintain the health of you and your family in a more natural way. Essential oils can be an invaluable addition to your family’s cabinet. The versatile uses, highly effective properties, and long shelf-life make each bottle a vital resource for everyday life. Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living. Pre-register. Speaker: Sherrie Stratton, doTERRA representative

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
TR/NR
Location
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2821 & overFriday, Dec. 711 a.m.FreeSenior Activities Room