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Novice Dog Obedience

Eligibility: Dogs 5  ½ months and older
Location: Christiansburg National Guard Armory
Maximum: 12
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 7:00PM for lecture. No dogs the first week, just the owners.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Session II

Sept. 12

Nov. 1

Nov. 2

Wednesday

6 - 6:50 p.m.

$80

6

Session II

Sept. 12

Nov. 1

Nov. 2

Wednesday

7 - 7:50 p.m.

$80

6

Winter

Dec. 1

Jan. 23

Jan. 25

Wednesday

6 - 6:50 p.m.

$80

6

Winter

Dec. 1

Jan. 23

Jan. 25

Wednesday

7 - 7:50 p.m.

$80

6

Intermediate Dog Obedience

Eligibility: Dogs 6 months and older
Location: Christiansburg National Guard Armory
Maximum: 12
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.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Winter

Dec. 1

Jan. 23

Jan. 26

Thursday

7 - 7:50 p.m.

$80

6

Puppy Kindergarten

Eligibility: Puppies 10-17 weeks
Location: Christiansburg National Guard Armory
Maximum: 14
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 on 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.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Session I

Sept. 12

Nov. 1

Nov. 3

Thursday

6 – 7 p.m.

$80

6

Winter

Dec. 1

Jan. 23

Jan. 26

Thursday

7 – 8 p.m.

$80

6

Advanced Rally Obedience Class

Eligibility: Dogs must have completed a previous Beginning Rally class and must have a concept of heeling.
Location: Christiansburg National Guard Armory
Maximum: 14
Additional Information: This class introduces students to the different maneuvers and exercises of Rally Style Obedience. Rally Obedience is the combination of obedience maneuvers using the flow and interaction of agility. It includes simple items like forward, halt, left and right turns and more complicated things like serpentines around cones, U turns and more.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Session I

Sept. 12

Nov. 1

Nov. 3

Thursday

7 - 7:50 p.m.

$80

6

Lunch Bunch

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

Aug 29-Sept. 28

18 & over

Monday, Oct.  3

Leave Rec. Center at 10 a.m.

$7/$14

Chili’s , Princeton, WV

Aug. 29-Nov. 9

18 & over

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.

$7/$14

Roanoke Market

Aug. 29 Dec. 14

18 & over

Thursday, Dec. 22

Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.

$7/$14

Cheddars, Roanoke, VA

Body Fat Testing

Eligibility: Ages 16 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 1
Fee: $5 - Pay at the class (correct change or check)
Maximum: 10
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).

Date

Time

Monday, Oct. 10

Between 6 - 8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 14

Between 6 - 8 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5

Between 6 - 8 p.m.


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,  Sept. 29

4 - 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday,  Oct. 27

4 - 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday,  Nov. 17

4 - 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, Dec. 22

4 - 6 p.m.

FREE

Virginia Firearms Safety Training-(Concealed Carry Permit Course)

Eligibility:  Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Classroom 2                          
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 50
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.

  Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Sept. 1-Sept. 30

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Oct. 4

6 - 8 p.m.

$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Additional Information: Stop by our Breast Cancer Awareness table and pick up information on the importance of early detection, self-exams.  Register for our door prize.

Day

Time

Location

Wednesday, October 5

6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center Lobby

Breakfast on the Grill

Additional Info: Come out and join us for simple and delicious recipes for making breakfast on the grill.   PRE-REGISTER.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Patio
Minimum:5     Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Aug. 29- Sept. 26

21 and over

Friday, Oct.  7

8:30 a.m.

$6/$12

Hikes

Eligibility:  Ages 18 and over
Additional Info: 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: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Difficulty

Sept. 1-Oct. 6

Monday, Oct. 10

Leave Rec. Center @ 9 a.m.

$7/$14

New River Trail

Flat

Sept. 1-oct. 27

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Leave Rec. Center @ 9:30 a.m.

$7/$14

Greenway Park

Flat

Sept. 1-Dec. 14

Monday, Dec. 19

Leave Rec. Center @ 10 a.m.

$5/$10

Jingle Bell Hike - TBA

TBA

Healthy Diabetic Friendly Snacks

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Kitchen                  
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8
Additional Information: Enjoy a discussion of healthy snack alternatives.  A few snacks will be prepared for sampling! 

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1- Oct. 6

Ages 18 and over

Monday, Oct. 10

6 - 7:30 p.m.

$5/$10 Must Pre-Register

CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Course

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 1         
Additional Information: Become certified in CPR & First Aid with Lisa Bass, American Red Cross Instructor. This course is designed to help you acquire the skills you will need to effectively respond in an emergency situation. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US, CPR helps to provide critical blood flow to the brain until professional help arrives. You will learn Adult CPR, how to use a defibrillator, how to respond to choking victims and basic first aid.  
Minimum: 3          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1 - Oct. 3

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, Oct. 11

4 - 9 p.m.

$45

Step by Step Home Buyers Class

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 2                         
Minimum: 2          Maximum: 15
Additional Information: Join Rachel as she gives you helpful tips to be aware of when purchasing a home. Must Pre-Register.

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1 - Oct. 6

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Oct. 11

6 - 8 p.m.

FREE- Must Pre-Register

VIN Etching

Co-Sponsored By:  Christiansburg Recreation Dept., Christiansburg Police Dept., Christiansburg Fire Dept. and Virginia State Police
Location:  Christiansburg Fire Dept.
Additional Information: All vehicles carry a federally-assigned number known as Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Making sure those numbers are marked permanently on a vehicle’s windows steers thieves away. The windows of stolen VIN etched vehicles must be stripped and replaced before a thief can get rid of the car, a costly and time consuming process.  VIN etching is simple, fast, safe and won’t mar the look of the vehicle.  Numbers are etched into the glass with a chemical solution and those numbers will be there for good.

Date

Time

TR/NR

Monday, Oct. 17

3 - 7 p.m.

FREE

Shred-A-Thon

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - parking lot
Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft, shred unwanted documents.  Protect your important information and clean out the clutter. For more information contact Tammy Caldwell, 540-382-2349 ext. 2003 or email: This is a drive thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed.  No businesses please. Papers to be shredded  must be in  a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags .

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, October 18

3 - 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking lot

The Pinnacle Shopping

Additional Info: Located just across the Virginia state line, the Pinnacle is established as the region’s premier shopping destination in Bristol Tn.  Lunch will be on your own at one of the many restaurants at the Pinnacle.  Pre-register.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Aug. 29-Oct. 20

21 and over

Thursday, Oct. 27

Leave Rec. Center at 8:30 a.m.

$10/$20

Bristol, Tn.

Free Vein Screening

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 2/Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: If you have varicose veins, your legs may feel tired, restless, heavy, or have cramps.   Standing or sitting may worsen your symptoms over time and you may also experience leg cramps.  Join our Carilion Clinic vascular surgeon for a free presentation and vein screening to determine your risk factors.  Please wear loose fitting clothing - shorts are best.  Participants must pre-register by calling Carilion Clinic at 1-800-422-8482.

Registration

 Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Oct. 25

Tuesday, Nov. 1

5 - 7 p.m.

FREE - Must Pre-register

Cholesterol Screening

Additional Information:  Call Carilion to register at (800) 422-8482.  A 12 hour fast is required!  A lipid profile is a quick screening and includes total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose.  The results from this test can help determine your risk of coronary heart disease.  MUST PRE-REGISTER.

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

Ages 18 and over

Wednesday, Nov. 2

6:30 - 8:30 a.m.

$15

Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activities Room

Waffle Iron Cooking

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Kitchen 
Additional Information: Waffle Irons are not just for cooking waffles anymore.  Join Tammy and Pam and we show you other foods you can cook on there as well.  Great, useful appliance for small kitchens or dorm rooms too!
Minimum: 3          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1-Nov. 2

Ages 18 & over

Wednesday, Nov. 9

10:30 - 12 p.m.

$6/$12

Breakfast Trip-Mac and Bob’s

Additional Info: Start your day off with a breakfast stop at Mac and Bob’s, following breakfast we will stroll thru the stores along Main Street.    Pre-register.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Aug. 29-Oct. 26

21 and over

Friday, Nov. 4

Leave Rec. Center at 8 a.m.

$7/$14

Salem, Va.

Southern Christmas Show

Additional Info: Oh What Fun It Is! Join us as we co-sponsor a trip the Christmas Show in Charlotte, NC. with Radford Parks & Rec, Montgomery County Parks and Rec for a day of Christmas shopping.  Price includes motor coach transportation, and admission to the show.  Please note: If not enough participant’s register for the trip, there may be an additional fee to be paid to Radford Parks and Recreation the day of the trip.   Pre-register.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Aug. 1- Nov. 4

21 and over

Monday, Nov. 14

Leave Rec. Center at 6 a.m.

$38, please see note above

Charlotte, NC.

Evening Blood Pressure Screening/Informational Table

Sponsored By: Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Lobby
Additional Information: Do you know your numbers?  Blood pressure consists of two numbers.  Your systolic pressure measures the pressure of blood against artery walls when the heart pumps blood out during a heartbeat, while the diastolic pressure measures the same pressure between heartbeats when the heart fills with blood.  Both of these numbers are important and just because one is normal doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.  Come get checked!

  Date

Time

TR/NR

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Between 5 - 7 p.m.

FREE

Child Fingerprinting

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

Date

Time

Fee

Monday, Nov. 21

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

FREE

Trader Joe’s

Additional Info:  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

FEE

Location

Aug. 29-Nov. 15

21 and over

Monday, Nov. 21

Leave Rec. Center at 8 a.m.

$10/$20

Charlottesville, Va.

Supper Club

Additional Information: Join us for our monthly lunch outing to various restaurants in the area.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own supper. 
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8                                                   

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Aug. 29- Nov. 15

18 & over

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Leave Rec. Center at 3:15 p.m.

$6/$12

Harbor Inn Seafood - Salem, VA

What is HPV?

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 2
Additional Information:  What is the Human Papillomavirus?  Who can get HPV?  Get the facts and learn the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.    MUST PRE-REGISTER.

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Sept. 6 - Nov. 21

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Nov. 29

6 - 7 p.m.

FREE-Must Pre-register

Preparing Your House to Sell

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 1
Minimum: 2          Maximum: 15
Additional Information: Things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your homes selling value.

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Nov. 22

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Nov. 29

6 - 8 p.m.

FREE

Adult Coloring Therapy

Eligibility: Ages 21 and over
Location: Radford Recreation Center
Additional Information:  Who doesn’t like to color?  Whether you prefer colored pencils, crayons or markers; adult coloring is the newest craze.  Coloring is a great way to relax, socialize and chit chat with others while coloring.  All coloring materials, colored pencils, crayons and markers are provided.  Class is held at the Radford Recreation Center.  Coffee and donuts will be served.  Must Pre-Register!

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Nov. 23

Wednesday, Nov. 30

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE

Wohlfhart Haus Christmas

Additional Info: Enjoy a delicious Holiday feast before you are completely immersed in the Christmas season. This original production is stuffed with all the Christmas songs you know and love, as well as dazzling dance numbers and beautiful costumes! This fun-filled Holiday production also features a breath-taking Nativity which is sure to put the whole family in the Christmas Spirit. Don’t miss Virginia’s favorite Christmas tradition!   Pre-register.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Aug. 29-Nov. 23

21 and over

Thursday, Dec. 1

Leave Rec. Center at 11:30a.m.

$47/$67

Wytheville, Va.

Holiday High Tea

Location: Palisades Restaurant - Eggleston, VA                             
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 16
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.

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Nov. 28

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Leave the Rec. Center at  12:15 p.m.

$23

Attic Productions: A Simple Gift

Additional Info:  Join us for Attic Productions Christmas Play. Dinner on your own at K&W. Must Pre-Register
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Aug. 29-Dec. 1

21 and over

Thursday, Dec. 8

Leave Rec. Center at 5 p.m.

$20/$40

Fincastle, Va.

Book Swap

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 1
Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at least 2 days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 5:15 PM on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy.

 Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Dec. 7

Tuesday, Dec. 13

5:15 p.m.

$1 non-refundable