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    Roanoke County's Fall Recreation Program Signup Begins This Week

    Registration for Roanoke County's fall recreation programs begins this week! Residents may sign-up beginning Monday, August 20, and non-residents may register starting Wednesday, August 22. Read on...
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    Kids Candy Making Workshop - Saturday, August 25 at Green Ridge

    Kids love candy and they love learning how to make it, but maybe you don’t want 3 pounds of chocolates on your counter tempting the whole family. This class for ages 7-12 teaches young chefs recipes such as: fudge, truffles, turtles, taffy and more. Read on...
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    Nature Art! Saturday, August 25 at Explore Park

    Express your creative side and learn about nature in this fun and educational program for ages 5 and up! Participants can choose from a variety of activity stations. Make leaf prints and learn which trees the leaves come from, or paint a picture using... Read on...
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    Free Star Gazing Program with NPS Ranger - Saturday, Aug. 25

    Explore the night Sky at the Pine Mountain Overlook, the second overlook on the Roanoke River Parkway between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Explore Park. Join our National Park Service ranger Jonathon Bennett for a guided family experience beginning at 9... Read on...
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    Beginner Fencing Classes - Tuesdays at Green Ridge Starting Sep. 4

    Foil, Feint and Parry are just a few of the fencing terms you will learn. this course is designed to introduce beginners to modern Olympic-style fencing. It will include a brief history of the sport, specific stretching and drill work... Read on...
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    Outdoor Yin Yoga Class - Saturday, August 25 at Explore Park

    Take your practice beyond the studio and back to its roots. Join us in the fresh air of Explore Park for 90 minutes of guided meditation, pranayama breathwork, and asana practice to strengthen both body and mind. Read on...
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    Indian Cooking: Northern Indian Delights - Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Green Ridge

    Take a culinary trip through India without leaving Roanoke! June is all about the Indian Street Snacks! August's menu will feature a culinary trip to Northern India for Northern Indian Delights... Read on...
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    Explore Recreation Magazine Fall 2018 Edition Available Online

    Get a preview of fall 2018 programs from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism! Our activity guide is now available online with registration starting Monday, August 20 for residents and Wednesday, August 22 for non-residents. Read on...
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    Catch the Waive - No Rejoining Fee for Returning Green Ridge Members

    Ready to get back in shape? If you're a former Green Ridge Recreation Center member, we want you back! During the month of August, we'll waive your rejoining fee to save $45. Read on...
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    Highland Games Competition Returns to Green Hill Park August 25

    The 10th annual Green Hill Highland Games is coming Saturday, August 25. New this year, enjoy expanded vendors, food and fun including a Scotch tasting. Admission is free for spectators... Read on...
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    National Park Service Programs - Fridays & Saturdays at Explore Park

    Roanoke County is pleased to announce a new lineup of free interpretive programs at Explore Park, hosted by a National Park Service Ranger. From August to October the following series of free educational sessions will be held at the Visitor Center... Read on...
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    Download a New Version of the Roanoke County Parks App

    We've made some changes to the Roanoke County Parks smart phone app that will affect users on with older versions already loaded. Android users must remove the current app and download the new app in order to use it. Search for "Roanoke County Parks"... Read on...
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    Explore Park Visitor Center Extends Hours on Friday & Saturday

    The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Explore Park will be open extra hours on Friday nights in July and August to accommodate overnight camping visitors and guests. Current operating hours are Friday and Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday through... Read on...
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    Overnight Camping Now Available at Explore Park

    Overnight camping has arrived at Roanoke County's Explore Park! Reservations are now open for accommodations including primitive sites, group sites, canvas platform tents and tipi tents. Throughout the season we'll be adding dozens of new... Read on...
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