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Senior Programs

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

Ends September 16

18 & over

Tuesday, Sept.  23

 

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:15AM

$7/$14

Joppy’s, Bedford, Va.

Sept. 15-Oct. 8

18 & over

Wednesday, Oct. 15

 

Leave Rec. Center @ 9:30AM

$7/$14

Old Liberty Station, Lynchburg, Va.

Sept. 15-Oct. 27

18 & over

Monday, Nov. 3

 

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Sidewinders, Va

Sept. 15- Dec. 9

18 & over

Monday, Dec. 15

 

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:00AM

$7/$14

County Line, Galax, Va.

Mondays at the Movie
Additional Information: Join us for Monday movies and refreshments. This program is FREE, pre-register by the Monday before each movie.
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

September 1-October 13

50 and over

Monday, October 20

 

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

October 1-November 3

50 and over

Monday, November 10

 

11:00AM-100PM

FREE

Conference Rm

Shred-A-Thon

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot
Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft, shred unwanted document, 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. Please bring papers to be shredded in a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags .

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, October 18

9:00AM-12:00NOON

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot

Zumba Gold-Instructor: Jancil Wooge
Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Rm 2
Minimum: 12   Maximum: 25                                                                                   Weeks: 6
Additional Information: This is a workout program based on Latin dances and steps that are easy to follow. Come enjoy this dance class that provides joy, fun and fitness!  Pre-register

 

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Session II

September 8

October 29

November 3

MW

9:00AM-10:00AM

$15/$30

30 Minute Strength Training and Muscle Endurance-Instructor: Jancil Wooge
Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Rm 2
Additional Information: You’ll shape lean muscle while increasing bone density and stamina helping to create
a healthy, youthful body. A variety of weights and bands will be used.  Pre-register.
Minimum: 12   Maximum: 25                                                                                 

 

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Session II

September 8

October 29

November 3

MW

10:05AM-10:35AM

$15/$30

Sleep Disorders
Location: Meadowbrook Community Room                  
Additional Information: Nancy Schuessler, with Carilion NRV Sleep Center will help you identify things you do that interfere with getting a good night’s sleep and what to do to get a good night’s rest. Nancy will also discuss some of the common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, REM sleep disorders and what to do if you suspect you have such a problem. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25

Registration Deadline

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

September 15

Ages 50 & over

September 18

Thursday

11:00am, van will depart rec. ctr at 10:15AM

Bring a dish to share

One on One Computer
Additional Information: This class content is decided on between the participant and instructor.  Pre-register
Minimum: 6

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Weeks

April 1-September 24

50 and over

Monday, September 29

TBD

$45/$90

6

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

Monday, October 6

7:00AM-3:00PM

Christiansburg Rec Center Lobby

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Presenter: Katie Zawacki
Additional Info: SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 16

 

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

September 2 – Oct. 1

50 and over

Wednesday, October 8

10:15AM

FREE

Senior Activity Room

Fall Luncheon
Location: Blacksburg Community Center                       
Additional Information: A time for great food and fun. Baked spaghetti, drinks and salad will be provided.  Please bring a dessert, side dish or bread to share.  For those wanting extra fun, bingo will start at 1pm.  Please bring four quarters for prize money.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25

Registration Deadline

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

September 30

Ages 50 & over

October 7

Tuesday

12:00NOON

FREE

Tailgate Party
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center                
Additional Information: Get in the huddle and join in the great American sports tradition for a tailgate party. Dress in your favorite team colors and Vera with Southern Care will host a game of football trivia.  We will provide Taco Soup for the luncheon participants should bring one of your favorite tailgate dishes to share with others. If you have unique football memorabilia, bring it for a “show and tell” at the luncheon. FREE
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25

Registration Deadline

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

October 6

Ages 50 & over

October 9

Thursday

11:00AM

Bring your favorite tailgate dish to share.

CPR and First Aid Certification Course

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                   
Additional Information: Become certified in CPR & First Aid with Sarah Kennedy, 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. Fee includes lunch. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

September 15- October 22

Ages 18 & over

October 28

Tuesday

9:00AM-12:00NOON

$45

 St. Francis Service Dogs
Location: Blacksburg Community Center                        
Additional Information: Come interact with the puppies in training! Tina Hatcher will bring some of the puppies who are being trained to help people with disabilities to better experience the world through the assistance of service dogs. Tina will provide information on the service dog training program and you will have an opportunity to interact with the puppies. Enjoy dinner family style following program at The Homeplace Restaurant.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

September 15- October 22

Ages 50 & over

October 30

Thursday

Leave rec. ctr @ 1:15PM

$35.00 all inclusive

Halloween Bingo
Location: Senior Activities Room                      
Additional Information: Join us for bingo, refreshments and fun with your friends. Participants wishing to dress up in Halloween costumes will win a prize.  Winner will be selected by vote from participantsBring $1 in quarters if you plan to play Bingo.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

September 15- October23

Ages 50 & over

October 31

Friday

11:00AM-1:00PM

$4

Book Swap
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8-5:00PM at least 2 days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 5:15PM 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. 2-Nov. 20

Monday, Nov. 24

5:15PM

$1 non-refundable

Stress and your Health
Location: Senior Activities Room      Speaker: Dr. Mathis, Tuck Chiropractic                           
Additional Information: Stress health and your well-being are all connected.  Not all stress is harmful or negative. This discussion will talk about how stress affects your body and how you can stay healthier.  Light refreshments providedPre-register
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25               

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

September 15- October23

Ages 50 & over

November 25

Tuesday

10:30AM-12:30PM

FREE

Preparing your home to Sell
Location: 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. 2-Nov. 26

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Dec. 2

6:00-8:00PM

FREE

Soup in a Jar
Location: Meadowbrook Library
Presenter: Carolyn Hall, nutritionist for Virginia Extension Office
Additional Information: Enjoy a hearty cup of soup and learn nutrition facts about beans! Participants to bring a pint jar for the program. You will learn how to assemble the bean soup ingredients into the jar for future use or give as a unique gift. The hearty healthy soup mixture consists of dried beans and seasoning for a complete meal in a jar.   Pre-register
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 9

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

September 15- December 3

50 and over

Wednesday, December 10

3:30PM

FREE

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, and finger sandwiches while sipping on delicious tea. Price includes: food, tea taxes, and gratuity.

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 2-Dec. 5

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, December 16

Leave the Rec. Center at  12:15PM

$20/$40