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

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
WinterNov. 1Jan. 21Jan. 23Wednesday6:30 - 7:20 p.m.$906
WinterNov. 1Jan. 21Jan. 23Wednesday7:30 - 8:20 p.m.$906
Session IIFeb. 1Mar. 25Mar. 27Wednesday6:30 - 7:20 p.m.$906
Session IIFeb. 1Mar. 25Mar. 27Wednesday7:30 - 8:20 p.m.$906
SpringApril 1May 20May 22Wednesday6:30 - 7:20 p.m.$906
SpringApril 1May 20May 22Wednesday7:30 - 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

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
WinterNov. 1Jan. 22Jan. 24Thursday7:30  – 8:20 p.m.$906
SpringApril 1May 21May 23Thursday7:30 - 8:20 p.m.$906


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

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
WinterNov. 1Jan. 22Jan. 24Thursday6:15 - 7:15 p.m.$906
Session IIFeb. 1Mar. 26Mar. 28Thursday7:30 - 8:30 p.m.$906
SpringApril 1May 21May 23Thursday6:15 - 7:15 p.m.$906


RALLY/COMPETITION OBEDIENCE CLASS 

Eligibility: Dogs most have completed a Novice dog obedience class before enrolling
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: 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: 14

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Session IFeb. 1Mar. 26Mar. 28Thursday6:15 - 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 teaches how to train a dog for the 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

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
WinterNov. 1Jan. 2Jan. 7Monday7 - 7:50 p.m.$606
Session IIJan. 14Mar. 13Mar. 18Monday7 - 7:50 pl.m$606


SUPPER CLUB        

Additional Information: Join us for a supper outing to various restaurants in the area.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own supper and any additional expenses.  Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 10 - Jan. 218 & overThursday, Jan. 10Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 3:30 p.m.$5/$10Homeplace Restaurant
Dec. 10 - Feb. 1218 & overTuesday, Feb. 19Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 5 p.m.Free-TransportationFarmhouse Restaurant


NATIONAL CROCKPOT MONTH        

Additional Information: January is “National Crock Pot Month”, join for healthy crock pot recipes and samples.              Pre-register.  Minimum: 5          Maximum: 10   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Kitchen

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 10 - Jan. 818 & overTuesday, Jan. 156 - 8 p.m.$6/$12


SOUPS, STEWS AND CHILI IN THE INSTANT POT         

Additional Information: In this class the instructor will demonstrate a soup, stew and chili recipe for you to taste test and add to your winter recipe rotation.  You will also go home with a full belly and a copy of the recipes.  The recipes will consist of one with beef, one of turkey and one vegetarian.   All recipes will be less that 500 calories per serving.  Feel free to bring your own Instant Pot with you for hands-on instruction.    Minimum: 4           Maximum: 8                                 Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Kitchen 

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 3 - Jan. 1118 & overThursday, Jan. 176:30 - 8 p.m.$13/$23


TAX TIPS SEMINAR          

Additional Information:Tax season is just around the corner. This informative seminar will provide you with tax tips and tax law changes. Pre-register.     Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10    Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 10 - Jan. 1518 & overTuesday, Jan. 226:30 p.m.Free
Dec. 10 - Jan. 1518 & overWednesday, Jan. 2310:30 a.m.Free


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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Sept. 5 - Dec. 1018 & overMon. Dec. 10Leave 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
Dec. 10 - Jan. 3018 & overThursday, Feb. 7Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Anna's-Narrows
Dece. 10 - Mar. 2018 & overTuesday, Mar. 26Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Mexican Buffet-Roanoke
Dec. 10 - April 1818 & overTuesday, April 23Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Roma's - Pembroke


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!!

DateTimeTR/NR
Thursday, Dec. 274 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, Jan. 31 4 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, Feb. 284 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, Mar. 294 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, April 254 - 6 p.m.FREE

 

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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 3 - Mar. 2518 & overThursday, Mar. 286 - 8 p.m.$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others


PEDIATRIC & ADULT CPR AND AED CERTIFICATION COURSE         

Additional Information: The American Red Cross CPR/AED programs help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing emergencies.  The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person while advanced medical care is on the way.  This class will teach Pediatric and Adult CPR + the AED.     Minimum: 4           Maximum: 8   Location: Classroom I

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 3 - Jan. 2318 & overSunday, Jan. 271:30 - 6:30 p.m.$50


STEP BY STEP HOME BUYERS CLASS          

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   Location: Classroom I

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 3 - Jan. 2418 & overTuesday, Jan. 296 - 8 p.m.Free


BREAKFAST BUNCH           

Additional Information: Start your day off with friends and breakfast. Pre-Register                                                    Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8    Location: Roanoke Restaurant

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - Jan. 2318 & overWednesday, Jan. 301 p.m.$6/$12


AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART         

Additional Information: Help us promote The American Heart Associations, Go Red for Women by wearing red.    .  LUNCH PROVIDED AND SPONSORED BY: HOLIDAY INN - CHRISTIANSBURG  Minimum: 10

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 10 - Jan. 2421 & overFriday, Feb. 111 a.m.FreeHoliday Inn-Chiristiansburg


VALENTINE WREATH          

Additional Information: Make an easy Valentine wreath for your front door or wall in your home.  Supplies included in class fee. The following program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation  Pre-register.      Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Jan. 2 - Feb. 118 & overTuesday, Feb. 511 a.m.$10, supplies included


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.

DateTimeFee
Monday, Feb. 49 - 11:30 a.m.Free


CPR/AED RE-CERTIFICATION           

Additional Information: CPR recertification course allow you to refresh your memory, renew your skills and stay up to date on the latest techniques.  Designed for those whose credentials and proof of certificate are still valid, near expiration, or expired within 30 days, and abbreviated CPR renewal course takes less time that a standard CPR classes, challenges your practical skills, refreshes you with latest updates and allow you to maintain a certification for an additional two years.  This class will recertify for Adult and Child CPR/AED.    Minimum: 4   Maximum: 8  Location: Classroom I

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 3 - Jan. 3018 & overWednesday, Feb. 66 - 8:30 p.m.$40


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 (Flat)
Dec. 3 - Mar. 6Tuesday, Mar. 12Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.$5/$10Polar Bear Hike
TBA  (Flat)
Dec. 3 - April 4Wednesday, April 10Leave Rec. Center at 8:30 a.m.$6/$12Smart View Loop
Blue Ridge Pkwy. (Easy to Moderate)


INSTANT POT COOKING            

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                   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Kitchen

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 3 - Feb. 618 & overMonday, Feb. 116:30 - 8 p.m. $13/$23


PREPARING YOUR HOUSE TO SELL             

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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 3 - Feb. 2118 & overTuesday, Feb. 266 - 8 p.m.Free


TEENS, PIZZA AND POLICE              

Additional Information: The Christiansburg Police Department would like to invite teens from the community to join us for free pizza and an informal Q & A discussion involving dangerous and risky behaviors that teens are either pressured to participate in of are unaware of the consequences of their actions.  Topics will include: Gangs, Narcotics, Social Media and Physical Abuse.  This will be a No Parents Allowed discussion.  Just teens and cops chatting over a slice of pizza.  Must Pre-register.   Minimum: 8           Maximum: 20                Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Classroom 2

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 3 - Mar. 6Ages 13 - 18Monday, Mar. 116 - 7:30 p.m.Free


SAMS/GOLDEN CORRAL BREAKFAST TRIP      

Additional Information: Start your morning with breakfast at Golden Corral and then on to shopping at SAMS Club.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own breakfast.      Minimum: 5       Maximum: 13

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 3 - Mar. 718 & overWednesday, Mar. 13Leave Rec. Ctr at 8 a.m.$6/$12Roanoke, VA


FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREENING: TEST YOUR MOVEMENT BASELINE       

Additional Information: The Functional Movement Screen captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns, and competence of basic movements uncomplicated by specific skills.  It will determine the greatest areas of movement deficiency, demonstrate limitations or asymmetries, and eventually correlate these with an outcome. It is designed for high school athletes, however will benefit anyone who enjoys athletic activities.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25  Must Pre-Register

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 3 - Mar. 1413 & overTuesday, March 196 - 8 pm.mFree


ROCKBRIDGE WINERY/IRON SKILLET       

Additional Information: Enjoy lunch at the Iron Skillet and then travel to Rockbridge Winery and sample their selection of wine. Price includes: transportation and wine tasting.  Minimum: 8   Maximum: 16

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 10 - Mar. 1421 & overThursday, Mar. 21Leave Rec. Ctr. at 9:30 a.m.$12/$22Rockbridge, VA


WHAT IS SCHERENSCHNITTE??       

Additional Information: Scherenschnitte which means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of paper cutting design. Create your own Spring work of art.  Pre-register    Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8    Location: Recreation Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 11 - Mar. 2718 & overMonday, April 111 a.m.$5 fee includes supplies


BOOK SWAP          

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.  Location: Recreation Center- Classroom I

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Dec. 3 - Mar. 28Tuesday, April 25:15 p.m.$1 non-refundable


MARDI GRAS CASINO       

Additional Information: 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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 10 - Mar. 2821 & overThursday, April 4Leave Rec. Ctr at 8 a.m.$15/$25Cross Lanes, WV


VIN ETCHING           

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.  Location: Christiansburg Fire Department                               Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Recreation Center, Christiansburg Police Department, Christiansburg Fire Department and Virginia State Police

DateTimeLocation
Monday, April 153 - 6:30 pm.Free


SHRED-A-THON           

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: tcaldwell@christiansburg.org. This will be a drive-thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed. Please put documents to be shredded in a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags.  Location: Recreation Center Parking Lot

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, April 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot