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NOVICE DOG OBEDIENCE 

Eligibility: Dogs 5 ½ months and older
Location: 415 Cambria St. Christiansburg (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

Session I

April 2

May 14

May 16

Wednesday

6 – 6:50 p.m.

$90

6

Session I

April 2

May 14

May 16

Wednesday

7 – 7:50 p.m.

$90

6

Session II

May 21

July 9

July 11

Wednesday

6 – 6:50 p.m.

$90

6

Session II

May 21

July 9

July 11

Wednesday

7 – 7:50 p.m.

$90

6

Fall

July 16

Aug. 20

Aug. 22

Wednesday

6 – 6:50 p.m.

$90

6

Fall

July 16

Aug. 20

Aug. 22

Wednesday

7 – 7:50 p.m.

$90

6

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

Session I

April 2

May 14

May 17

Thursday

6 – 6:50 p.m.

$90

6

Session II

July 16

Aug. 20

Aug. 23

Thursday

6 – 6:50 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 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 there 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

Session I

April 2

May 14

May 17

Thursday

7 – 8 p.m.

$90

6

Session II

May 21

July 10

July 12

Thursday

7 – 8 p.m.

$90

6

Session III

July 16

Aug. 20

Aug. 23

Thursday

7 – 8 p.m.

$90

6

ADVANCED RALLY/COMPETITION OBEDIENCE CLASS 

Eligibility: Dogs must have completed an Intermediate class and must have a concept of heeling. Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
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.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Session I

May 21

July 9

July 12

Thursday

6 – 6:50 p.m.

$90

6

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

Session I

April 2

July 9

May 7

Monday

7 – 7:50 p.m.

$60

6

Session II

May 14

July 5

July 9

Monday

7 – 7:50 p.m.

$60

6

Fall

July 16

Sept. 6

Sept. 10

Monday

7 – 7:50 p.m.

$60

6


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

April 2 – May 14

18 and over

Monday, May 21

Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.

$7/$14

Alfredo’s, Bristol

April 2- July 2

18 and over

Wednesday, July 11

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

$7/$14

The Depot Grille, Lynchburg

April 2 – August 7

18 and

over

Wednesday, Aug. 15

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

$7/$14

The Fishin’ Pig,

Waynesboro

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS 

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Additional Information: Join us the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. for a one-hour wellness workshop! Attendees will learn the skills needed to make healthy eating and regular physical activity a part of their lifestyle. Participants must sign up for each workshop individually.

Minimum: 7            Maximum: 20

Registration

Date

Topic

Fee

Feb. 1 – April 26

Thursday, May 3

Making Healthy Eating a Part of Your Total Lifestyle

Free, Must Pre-Register

Feb. 1 – May 31

Thursday, June 7

Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well

Free, Must Pre-Register

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, April 16

Between 6 – 8 p.m.

Monday, May 7

Between 6 – 8 p.m.

Monday, July 16

Between 6 – 8 p.m.

VALLEY PIKE FARM MARKET—WEYER’S CAVE, VA
Additional Information: Travel with us as we head to Valley Pike Farm Market for some produce and confections. Lunch will be on your own at the Gourmet Deli on site. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – April 12

21 and over

   Thursday, April 19

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

$7/$14

HIKES

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
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

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Difficulty

March 26 – April 20

Tuesday, April 24

Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.

$6/$12

Greenhill Park –

Salem

Flat

March 26 – May 17

Tuesday, May 22

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

$6/$12

New River Trail –

Pulaski

Flat

March 26 – Aug. 10

Thursday, Aug. 16

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

$6/$12

Hanging Rock

Battlefield Trail – Salem

Moderate


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 home selling value. Must Pre-register.
Minimum: 2          Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 2 – April 18

Ages 18 and over

        Tuesday, April 24

      6 – 8 p.m.

FREE

April 2 – August 9

Ages 18 and over

      Tuesday, August 14

     6 – 8 p.m.

FREE

BUSINESS BASICS 

Instructor: Bart Smith, Director, Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center Eligibility: Ages 21 and over
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Additional Information: Are you considering starting a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Then this is the class for you! Business Basics is an introduction to owning your own business. Topics covered include: deciding on a legal entity structure, basic accounting and tax issues, steps you need to take for permits and licensing, steps to writing a business plan and basics of marketing and market research. We cover the nine steps to market research to determine if your business idea makes sense. This class is for individuals new to business and those thinking of starting a business. The class is 3 hours long, so these topics will only be briefly covered. Upon completing the class, you will have the opportunity to schedule a one on one appointment with one of the professional counselors in the Development Center’s office. One-on-one sessions are no cost.
Minimum: 6            Maximum: 20

Registration

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 1 – April 19

Thursday, April 26

5:30 – 8 p.m.

$25


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, April 26

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, May 31

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, June 28

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, July 26

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, Aug. 30

4 – 6 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, May 7

10 a.m. – noon

FREE

SUPPER CLUB

Additional Information: Join us for a Supper Club outing to a restaurant in the area
. Participants are responsible for paying for their own supper.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 2 – May 1

18 and over

  Tuesday, May 8

Leave Recreation Center at 4 p.m.

$5/$10

Harbor Inn Seafood Roanoke, VA

WOHLFHART HAUS: THE WIZARD OF OZ

Additional Information: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to WHDT to see the classic movie version of this beloved tale brought to life. You’ll enjoy the antics of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin man, Cowardly Lion, and Toto too- as well as the unforgettable tunes “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch is dead,” & “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” Don’t miss this family-friendly adventure loved by all ages! Pre–register.
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 16

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 2 – May 2

21 and over

Thursday, May 10

Leave Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m.

$47/$67

Wytheville, VA

FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING – RIVER RIDGE DERMATOLOGY

Eligibility: All ages (if under 18, a parent must be present) Location: Recreation Center – Multi-purpose Room 2
Additional Information: May is Melanoma Awareness Month! River Ridge Dermatology is hosting a free skin cancer screening at the Recreation Center. Regular skin checks play a vital role in early detection and treatment. Don’t miss Dr. Chad Johnston and Dr. Aleksandra Brown from 1 -5 p.m. for your screening. This is a walk-in, first come – first serve event. The last patient must be checked in no later than 3:50 p.m.

Date

Time

TR/NR

Friday, May 11

1 – 4 p.m.

FREE

INTRO TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING 

Eligibility: Ages 12 and up
Location: Claytor Lake State Park Marina
Additional Information: Join us on Claytor Lake for our Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) class. This one-hour class will provide instruction on the basics of paddle stroke, balancing and positioning on the board, turning and board movement. This class will consist of both dry land and on water instruction. Once you have mastered the basic skills, your instructor will take the group on a short paddle board tour on Claytor Lake. This class is the perfect way to get started paddling the right way and experience the fastest growing watersport. The class will be fun and informative while you improve your balance skills and workout your core muscles. The class fee includes instruction and all rental equipment needed for the class. The class is taught by Mountain 2 Island Paddle Board Company. Participants will need to pay an additional fee of $4 a vehicle for park admission when they get to the park. Mountain 2 Island Paddle Boarding Company is located in the lower level of the marina building.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 12

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Date

Time

FEE

May

April 3

May 11

Tuesday, May 15

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

June

April 3

June 15

Tuesday, June 19

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

July

April 3

July 13

Tuesday, July 17

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

August

April 3

Aug. 10

Tuesday, Aug. 21

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

Sept.

April 3

Sept. 14

Tuesday, Sept. 18

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15


STEP BY STEP HOME BUYERS CLASS 

Location: Recreation Center- Classroom 1
Additional Information: Join Rachel as she gives you helpful tips to be aware of when purchasing a home.
Must Pre-Register.
Minimum: 2          Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 2 – May 10

Ages 18 and over

    Tuesday, May 15

6 – 8 p.m.

FREE- Must Pre-Register

BOOK SWAP

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

Registration

Date

Time

Fee

April 2 – May 11

Wednesday, May 16

5:15 p.m.

$1 non-refundable

ATTIC PRODUCTIONS: CHARLEY’S AUNT

Additional Information: What does a young man of the 1890s do when his rich aunt is unable to chaperone at a luncheon with two young ladies? He asks his friend, Lord Babberly to dress as a frumpy old lady to play the part. What happens when the real aunt arrives after all? Confusion, mistaken identities, good old-fashioned slapstick comedy and hijinks – will it ever turn out all right? As Piero said, “While there’s tea, there’s hope.”
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 4 – May 9

18 and over

Thursday, May 17

Leave Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m.

$20/$40

Fincastle, VA

INSTANT POT COOKING

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Kitchen
Additional Information: Do you have an Instant Pot or other brand of electronic pressure cooker and are nervous to use it? Or are you thinking about getting one and want to learn more? This class will cover the basics of how to use the Instant Pot, as well as providing ideas of what it can be used for. Several recipes will be demonstrated that you can taste-test. Feel free to bring your own Instant Pot with you for hands-on instruction.
Minimum: 4           Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 2 – May 18

Ages 18 and over

Thursday, May 24

6:30 – 8 p.m.

$13/$23

June 1 – Aug. 15

Ages 18 and over

Monday, Aug. 20

6:30 – 8 p.m.

$13/$23


BEGINNING KAYAKING 

Eligibility: Ages 12 and up
Location: Claytor Lake State Park Marina
Additional Information: This class provides the basic skills and safety techniques needed to paddle a kayak on flat water. The class will cover launching techniques, paddling terminology, basic paddle strokes, kayaking safety and trip planning. This is a fun and informative kayaking class followed by a short kayaking tour along the shores of Claytor Lake. All equipment is provided: single person kayak, paddle and personal floatation device. The class is taught by Mountain 2 Island Paddle Board Company. Participants will need to pay an additional fee of $4 a vehicle for park admission when they get to the park. Mountain 2 Island Paddle Boarding Company is located in the lower level of the marina building.
Minimum: 2          Maximum: 8

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Date

Time

Fee

May

April 3

May 18

Tuesday, May 22

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

June

April 3

June 22

Tuesday, June 26

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

July

April 3

July 20

Tuesday, July 24

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

August

April 3

Aug. 17

Tuesday. Aug. 28

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

Sept.

April 3

Sept. 21

Tuesday, Sept. 25

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$15

CHEESE SHOP

Additional Information: Join us we travel to the Cheese shop in Stuart; with a stop at the Little Debbie outlet. Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 4 – May 10

18 and over

Thursday, May 24

Leave Recreation Center at 8:30 a.m.

$7/$14

Stuart, VA.

MYSTERY YARD SALES

Additional Information: Join us we search for treasures and deals. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. Pre-register.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

April 2 – May 24

21 and over

Friday, June 1

Leave Recreation Center at 7 a.m.

$10/$20

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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

Fee

Wednesday, July 11

Between 5 – 7 p.m.

FREE

SAMS/ALDI TRIP

Additional Information: Start your morning with breakfast at Golden Corral and then on to shopping at SAMS Club and Aldi grocery store.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 2 – July 6

18 and over

  Friday, July 13

Leave Recreation Center at 8 a.m.

$5/$10

Roanoke, VA

BUTTON CRAFT 

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us for this interesting craft, using buttons. Supplies and lunch included in the fee. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – July 18

21 and over

Wednesday, July 25

11 a.m.

$15 all inclusive


ATTIC PRODUCTIONS: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Additional Information: Rich playboy meets tough bootlegger girl on the night of his bachelor party and complications ensue. The next day he doesn’t remember her or telling her about the ritzy beach house he never uses, where he has lost no time in stashing 400 cases of hooch. Did we mention he has arrived at the beach house for his wedding to the daughter of a prohibitionist senator? We are in for some surprises in this comedy set to the music George and Ira Gershwin. Dinner on your own at K&W in Salem.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 4 – July 25

18 and over

Thursday, August 2

Leave Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m.

$20/$40

Fincastle, VA

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE 

Register online at: www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/new/ Location: Recreation Center – Multi-Purpose Room 1
Additional Information: Virginia has implemented a new, shorter hunter education course. Instead of 10 hours or more, the new course will be 6-8 hours. Students will be required to complete several hours of self-study prior to the class. Some material on the final test will be covered in the self-study material, but not during actual class time. Students must complete the self-study to prepare themselves for the final test. Study manuals will be available for pick-up at the Recreation Dept. Participants must be pre- registered, NO walk-in registrations at the class.
Maximum: 50

Eligibility

Date

Time

Ages 11 and over

Sunday, August 19

1 – 7 p.m.

MRS. HANES MORAVIAN COOKIE TOUR

Additional Information: We will begin our on-site tour with the story behind Mrs. Hanes Moravian cookies, “Grandma’s Kitchen”
and we will watch the bakers as they roll out the dough and cut the cookies. There will be plenty of cookies to purchase to bring home. Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.
Minimum: 6           Maximum: 9

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 4 – August 20

18 and over

Tuesday, August 28

Leave Recreation Center at 8:00 a.m.

$15/$30

Clemmons, NC

WOHLFHART HAUS: ONE NATION

Additional Information: WHDT is proud to thank and pay tribute to our fellow American men and women serving, protecting, and defending the USA here and around the world! These heroes have sacrificed their time, talents, and lives so that we may enjoy and celebrate freedom! Our production also features America’s gospel favorites and hymns.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 4 – July 23

18 and over

Thursday, August 30

Leave Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m.

$47/$67

Wytheville, VA

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, Sept. 5

6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

$15

Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room

VIRGINIA FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING (CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT COURSE)   DCJS CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR

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

June 1 – Sept. 4

Ages 18 and over

  Thursday, Sept. 6

6 – 8 p.m.

$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others

PATRIOT DAY CELEBRATION

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Observe the country’s National Day of Service and Remembrance with a celebration honoring our senior veterans and their families with a Veterans Pinning Ceremony. The flag is a living symbol of the greatness of America. Learn the proper way to display and honor the flag and how to properly dispose of a flag. If you have old flags that you would like to dispose of, please bring them to this event. View the 9/11 Memorial Sculpture made from pieces of the World Trade Center steel, honoring the lives of those lost on 9/11. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5        Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – Sept. 4

21 and over

Tuesday, September 11

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

WOHLFHART HAUS: COUNTRY ROADS

Additional Information: All “Country Roads” lead to Wohlfhart Haus Dinner Theatre for this tribute to country music
and its stars of the past and present. This original revue features our talented cast of singers as well as our incredible live band and will remind you why “you were country, when country wasn’t cool.” Grab your hat, polish your boots, and head to Wohlfhart Haus for some Southern hospitality & moments to remember!

Minimum: 6           Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 4 – Sept. 5

18 and over

Thursday, Sept. 13

Leave Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m.

$47/$67

Wytheville, VA

WILDERNESS AND REMOTE FIRST AID 

Eligibility: Ages 14 and over
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Additional Information: The goal of this class is to provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Students learn the importance of establishing control of your scene, primary assessments and ways to evaluate evacuation options. This class will help prepare trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations for the unexpected. Class includes CPR and AED Training.
 
Minimum: 6               Maximum: 10

Registration

Date/Time

TR/NR

April 2 – Sept. 14

Must attend all days:

Friday, Sept. 21, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:30 – 6 p.m.

$125

HANGING ROCK RAPTOR OBSERVATORY /HIKE

Additional Information: The Hanging Rock Observatory has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, falcon and osprey migration along the birds’ eastern route. Join us as we travel to Monroe County, West Virginia for a fun filled day of bird watching
. There is a 20-40 minute walk up the mountain to the observatory. Participants should bring binoculars, sunglasses, hat, comfy walking shoes, jacket and pack a lunch/drink to be enjoyed during the day at the observatory.
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 16

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

March 26 – Sept. 19

21 and over

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Leave Recreation Center at 9 a.m.

$10/$20

WVA