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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

Dec. 1

Mar. 20

Mar. 29

Wednesday

6 - 6:50 p.m.

$80

6

Session II

Dec. 1

Mar. 20

Mar. 29

Wednesday

7 - 7:50 p.m.

$80

6

Spring

Dec. 1

May 15

May 17

Wednesday

6 - 6:50 p.m.

$80

6

Spring

Dec. 1

May 15

May 17

Wednesday

7 - 7:50 p.m.

$80

6


Rally/Competition Obedience Class

Eligibility: Dogs must have completed an Intermediate 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

Dec. 1

Mar. 28

Mar. 30

Thursday

6 - 6:50 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

Spring

Dec. 1

Mar. 28

Mar. 30

Thursday

7 - 7:50 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

Dec. 1

May 16

May 18

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

TR/NR

Location

Dec. 12-Mar. 7

18 & over

Tuesday, Mar. 14

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

$7/$14

Blue Apron, Roanoke

Dec. 12- April 4

18 & over

Monday, April 10

Leave Rec. Center at 11 a.m.

$3/$6

Fat Back Soul Shack, Christiansburg


Adult Paint Party 

Eligibility: Ages: 21 and over
Location: Honeysuckle Studio – 202 South Main St, Suite #10, Blacksburg, VA
Additional Information: Honeysuckle Studio is more than the average paint party studio. They offer paint parties for adults to enjoy a glass of wine and learn step-by step techniques to paint on a canvas that you can take home. Price includes: transportation, instruction and supplies, two glasses of wine (21 and over, ID is required). If Montgomery County Schools are closed or released early due to inclement weather, class will not meet.
Minimum: 5       Maximum: 9

Class

Registration

Date

Time

FEE

Mar.

Dec. 1- Mar. 8

Monday, Mar. 13

6 – 8 p.m.

$35


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

Dec. 12- Mar.16

18 & over

Friday, Mar. 24

Leave Rec. Center at 4:30 p.m.

$6/$12

Mt. Lake Seafood Buffet


Body Fat Testing

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

Date

Time

Monday, Mar. 20

Between 6 – 8 p.m.

Monday, April 17

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, Mar. 30

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, April 27

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE


CPR/AED And First Aid Re-Certification Course 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
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 and child CPR, how to use a defibrillator, how to respond to choking victims and basic first aid. Recertification students must bring proof of certification to show within 30 days before/after of their expiration date.
Minimum: 4   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Dec. 1-Mar. 10

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, Mar. 14

5 – 9 p.m.

$35

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

Dec. 1-Mar. 13

Thursday, Mar. 16

Leave Rec. Center @ 9 a.m.

$5/$10

Polar Bear Hike - TBA

TBA


Book Swap

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

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Jan. 3- Mar. 16

Wednesday, Mar. 22

5:15 p.m.

$1 non-refundable


Preparing Your House to Sell 

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1- Mar. 16

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Mar. 21

6 – 8 p.m.

FREE


Virginia Firearms Safety Training (Concealed Carry Permit Course)

Eligibility:  Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Classroom 2/Multi-Purpose Room 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: 50

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec.1-Mar. 22

18 and over

Sunday, Mar. 26

      3- 5 p.m. 

$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others

 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.
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Dec. 12-Mar. 21

21 and over

Tuesday, Mar. 28

Leave Rec. Center at 8 a.m.

$10/$20

Charlottesville, Va.

 
Radford University Theatere Productions: "The Importance of Being Earnest"  

Additional Info: Join Radford University in their theatre production of “The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. We will stop for dinner at Fatz Restaurant before the show. Price includes show ticket and transportation. Must pre-register

    Minimum: 6        Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12- April 5

21 and over

Tuesday, April 11

Leave Rec. Center at 4:30 p.m.

$15/$20

 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, April 17

3 – 7 p.m.

FREE


Shred-A-Thon 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - parking lot

Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft and 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, April 18

3 - 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot


Mardi Gras Casino
 

Additional Info: Join us as we travel to the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes WV.  Enjoy playing the slot machines or table games. Lunch will be on your own at the casino. We will arrive approximately at 11 a.m. and will depart at 3 p.m. to head home. Pre-register.
Minimum: 6   Maximum: 16


Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Dec. 12 – April 13

21 and over

Thursday, April 20

Leave Rec. Center at 8 a.m.

$15/$25

Cross Lanes, WV