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  1. Nutrition in Your Body (ages 18+)

    May 26, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    There are an enormous number of factors that affect how our body processes the nutrition (food) we put into it. Session three of the Holistic Nutrition series takes a deeper look at nutrition and our body. We'll look at factors such as hormones, the gut microbiome, insulin resistance, and environmental factors, just to name a few! No prerequisite needed. Instructor: Certified Nutrition Coach Lori Fadorick.

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  2. American Red Cross Blood Drive at Green Ridge

    May 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Help save a life by giving blood to the American Red Cross. Call in advance for an appointment. All donors will receive a special edition red cross t-shirt.

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Programs Calendar

  1. Bluegrass Banjo (Ages 12+)

    March 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Learn to play chords, rolls and songs in this introductory bluegrass style banjo class. Students must bring their own banjo to class. Eight week program.

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  2. Yoga (ages 18+)

    March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - June 7, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Experience the link between mindful body movement and breath all the while building heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. Instructors often build the class around sun salutations and weave together poses which can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor at Brambleton: Trudi Mardian.

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  3. Gentle, Flowing, Restorative Yoga (ages 18+)

    March 22, 2018, 7:05 PM - June 7, 2018, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Are you interested in learning about Yoga but don’t know where to begin? This class combines a variety of forms including Osteo, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga to allow your body to stretch with a flowing movement and ease. This is an excellent class for those starting out in Yoga or for those who enjoy a slower, gentler, stretch. Ten week program. Instructor: Trudi Mardian.

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  4. Jazzercise Strength 60 (ages 18+)

    April 4, 2018, 6:30 PM - June 6, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Jazzercise's new high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan.

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  5. Guitar for Abosolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    April 5, 2018, 5:45 PM - May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Introduction to all types of music for guitar. Learn to tune, play chords, read tab and perform easy riffs and melodies. Bring guitar to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  6. Blues & Gospel (A12+)

    April 5, 2018, 7:05 PM - May 24, 2018, 8:20 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Instructional band for guitar, bass, harmonica, ukulele and keyboard students with 2 or more months of previous classes or lessons. Play real blues and gospel songs. Bring instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  7. Kids Pottery (Ages 7-17)

    April 8, 2018, 1:30 PM - June 10, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Rebecca McKeever, brings out their creative side. The student will learn to design pieces out of slabs of clay along with learning coiling and pinch techniques. For students with the physical ability to do wheel work, the lessons will be centering, pulling and shaping clay. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. Eight week course.

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  8. Family Pottery (Ages 7+)

    April 8, 2018, 4:00 PM - June 10, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Playing with clay can have some amazing results! Many parents are as interested in pottery as their children. In this class, work side by side with your child, learning how to hand build with clay and work on the potter's wheel. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. An adult must register with a child. $100 per person. Eight weeks. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  9. Yoga for Life (ages 18+)

    April 9, 2018, 4:30 PM - June 11, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Are you looking for an exercise which is enjoyable, fun, and can be sustained for life? Why not make time for yourself? You are worth it! Stretch, breathe, feel good, meditate, relax, and let go of tension and stress. This class will strengthen the body, quiet the mind, renew the spirit, and help you experience a greater sense of joy and overall well-being. This class is perfect for both new and continuing students. Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  10. Simple Mindfulness Chair Yoga (Ages 18+)

    April 9, 2018, 5:45 PM - June 11, 2018, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Would you like the benefits of yoga, without having to get up and down from the yoga mat? If so, this class is perfect for you and anyone else who wants to be left feeling calm, energized and renewed. Enjoy gentle yoga stretches, breathing and centering practices, meditation, guided imagery and deep relaxation. This class will help you unwind, release the stress of the day and experience a greater sense of vitality, wholeness, mindfulness and well-being! Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner, E-RYT 200, Certified Stress Reduction Yoga Instructor.

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  11. Mindfulness Flow Yoga (ages 18+)

    April 10, 2018, 9:30 AM - June 12, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Looking for an exercise program which is enjoyable while burning calories? Stretch, strengthen, unwind, breathe deeply, relax fully, meditate, and gain a greater awareness of your body, mind, and breath. Increase balance, flexibility, and focus while enjoying a connection with like-minded yogis. This class is perfect for continuing students and those who have had at least some experience with yoga. Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  12. Simple Internal Yoga (ages 18+)

    April 10, 2018, 9:30 AM - June 12, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Begin your day with a renewed sense of joy and peace. These simple yoga poses will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class offers yoga poses which are gentle, doable, and life enhancing. Stretch, breathe deeply, relax, meditate, and become more mindful as you increase flexibility, focus, and body awareness. This class is perfect for beginning and continuing yogis. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  13. Low Impact Aerobics (ages 18+)

    April 10, 2018, 5:30 PM - June 14, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Improve your stamina and cardiovascular health while strengthening and toning your upper and lower body muscles! Low impact aerobics is great for all fitness levels. Ten week program. Instructor: Lisa Stauffer.

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  14. Yoga for Life (ages 18+)

    April 11, 2018, 4:30 PM - June 13, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Are you looking for an exercise which is enjoyable, fun, and can be sustained for life? Why not make time for yourself? You are worth it! Stretch, breathe, feel good, meditate, relax, and let go of tension and stress. This class will strengthen the body, quiet the mind, renew the spirit, and help you experience a greater sense of joy and overall well-being. This class is perfect for both new and continuing students. Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  15. Mindfulness Flow Yoga (ages 18+)

    April 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - June 14, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Looking for an exercise program which is enjoyable while burning calories? Stretch, strengthen, unwind, breathe deeply, relax fully, meditate, and gain a greater awareness of your body, mind, and breath. Increase balance, flexibility, and focus while enjoying a connection with like-minded yogis. This class is perfect for continuing students and those who have had at least some experience with yoga. Eight week program. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  16. Simple Internal Yoga (ages 18+)

    April 12, 2018, 10:45 AM - June 14, 2018, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Begin your day with a renewed sense of joy and peace. These simple yoga poses will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class offers yoga poses which are gentle, doable, and life enhancing. Stretch, breathe deeply, relax, meditate, and become more mindful as you increase flexibility, focus, and body awareness. This class is perfect for beginning and continuing yogis. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  17. Altering Forms (Ages 18+)

    April 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - June 22, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    In this workshop, students will explore the many ways to create unique functional forms through altering using methods such as darting, faceting, and altered bases. Students are encouraged to experiment beyond the expected norm. In this 5-week course, demonstrations on new techniques will be given every week, and on-on-one help will be given on learning techniques shown. Instructor: Jess Wilson.

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  18. Simple Internal Yoga (ages 18+)

    April 14, 2018, 10:45 AM - June 16, 2018, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Begin your day with a renewed sense of joy and peace. These simple yoga poses will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class offers yoga poses which are gentle, doable, and life enhancing. Stretch, breathe deeply, relax, meditate, and become more mindful as you increase flexibility, focus, and body awareness. This class is perfect for beginning and continuing yogis. Instructor: Rhonda Banner E-RYT 200.

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  19. Pilates & Barre (ages 18+)

    April 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 24, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This low impact, effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warm-up exercises and stretches based in Pilates, then we use light hand weights for toning the upper body, followed by highly effective deep tissue concentrated exercises to work the thighs and seat. We will finish with abdominal- targeting mat work. You will feel new strength, increased flexibility, and more graceful. 12 week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  20. Aikido (ages 18+)

    April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - August 9, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  21. Lebanese Style Belly Dance (Ages 18+)

    April 19, 2018, 7:30 PM - May 24, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Try a new type of core workout! This class will focus on belly dancing basics, introducing students to form and technique. Students will learn a routine that fuses belly dance moves and how to incorporate belly dance into their personal dance style as well as a dance routine workout. Instructor Ashley Smith has a background in belly dancing and has performed at festivals and cultural events and has instructed Lebanese style belly dancing at events.

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  22. Body Enrichment (ages 18+)

    April 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 15, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Exercise at a pace you can handle! Starting in a seated position, Body Enrichment is designed for women and men who want to increase their energy and improve balance and coordination. This all-around fitness class is for the student who wants to get involved in a program that is fun, successful and results oriented. 8 week program. Instructor: Sarah Linkous.

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  23. Aikido (ages 18+)

    April 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - August 11, 2018, 11:30 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  24. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    April 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - May 26, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Step up your training! This six week intermediate course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a well-mannered companion. You will learn how to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement. We also cover proper diet, leadership, exercise, confidence-building exercises and more. Verbal commands and hand signals include Sit, Down, Touch, Distance Stay, Look with Distractions, Leave it, Come, Heel, Place, Release, Tricks, and Agility. (Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Beginner Obedience.) Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  25. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    April 21, 2018, 10:45 AM - May 26, 2018, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  26. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    April 21, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 26, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    The single most important (and fun) thing you can do for your puppy? Puppy Kindergarten!! For puppies between 10-24 weeks old, socialization with other puppies and people is crucial in order to help them become social, well-balanced dogs. While making lots of friends during off-leash playtime, your puppy will gain confidence by participating in activities and learning basic commands. Discussions for puppy parents include puppy development, house-training, destructive chewing, and play-biting. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  27. Yoga (ages 18+)

    April 23, 2018, 7:05 AM - July 16, 2018, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Experience the link between mindful body movement and breath all the while building heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. Instructors often build the class around sun salutations and weave together poses which can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor at Brambleton: Trudi Mardian.

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  28. Yoga (ages 18+)

    April 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - July 16, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Experience the link between mindful body movement and breath all the while building heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. Instructors often build the class around sun salutations and weave together poses which can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and pure bliss states of consciousness. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor at Brambleton: Trudi Mardian.

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  29. Musical Theatre (Ages 13-17)

    April 23, 2018, 7:15 PM - June 11, 2018, 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Drama Drama Drama! This class will give students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of musical theater through both song and monologues. Students will learn acting techniques, vocal lessons and stage direction. Instructor Ashley Smith has experience in a Geico commercial, a Netflix movie and a Marvel Disney film and is excited to work with you on developing your acting and musical talent.

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  30. Fundamental Pilates (ages 18+)

    April 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - June 28, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    A system of body weight exercises that strengthens and stretches the body and improves tone and posture. This class focuses on breathing and flexibility, concentrating on precision movements which flow to create a balanced body that feels and looks good. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona.

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  31. Ceramics (Ages 18+)

    April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 14, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experience with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique. The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your greenware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  32. Zenergy (ages 18+)

    April 27, 2018, 12:15 PM - June 15, 2018, 1:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Learn how to use your body as a weapon. Learn the proper way to strike. Learn how to move. Learn how to breathe. The techniques you learn will be used on a practice dummy, showing where to strike, and how much force you may need. Then the fun begins with a cardo workout, using a free form style of shadow sparring, set to music. This is a good work out that focuses your energy or ZENERGY, on a specific target. The breathing technics, along with the shadow sparring will help attain a meditative state of being. Instructor David Ginnings. Eight week class.

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  33. Yogilates (ages 18+)

    April 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - July 9, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    A mix of elements from yoga and pilates is used to create a workout that relieves stress, helps to gain coordination and balance, lose weight, and relax all at the same time. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program, twice a week for the morning session.

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  34. Adult Ballet (Ages 18+)

    April 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - June 4, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    This is a beginning level ballet class comprised of a 25 minute barre which will include basic positions, steps, and stretching, followed by a 20 minute center consisting of arm positions and movement exercises. Participants may wear tights, leggings and either a leotard or sports top. Ballet slippers are recommended. Instructor Beth Brunelle.

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  35. Yogilates (ages 18+)

    May 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - June 6, 2018, 10:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    A mix of elements from yoga and pilates is used to create a workout that relieves stress, helps to gain coordination and balance, lose weight, and relax all at the same time. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program, twice a week for the morning session.

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  36. Abstraction (Ages 18+)

    May 8, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 12, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    If you want to have some fun, stretch your creativity or if you are just wanting to try something different this class is for you. Abstract painting made easy. This class will match your creativity with your choice of media. Learn why artists enjoy working in this format. Learn how you can change a simple barn and sky painting into an exciting and interesting work of art. Using class demonstrations, individual exercises and practice examples you will be successful. Come and enjoy the challenge of thinking outside of the representational box! This class is for artists of all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  37. Drawing (Ages 18+)

    May 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - June 12, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. Shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six week class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  38. Acrylics (Ages 18+)c

    May 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - June 12, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. Acrylic paint drys quickly and when dry is permanent. Learn techniques through demonstration and classroom practice using glazes, knife work, texture, composition tips as well as many other methods. Working in acrylics are stress free because of the flexibility allowing for your work to evolve and advance! This class will be intriguing and fun for artists at all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  39. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    May 8, 2018, 7:00 PM - June 12, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving all winter long! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include one hour of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. March-May will be Lindy Hop. May-June will be Swing 201.

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  40. Collage (Ages 18+)

    May 9, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 13, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Collage was invented by Pablo Picasso in the early part of the 20th century, and it's still fun today! Using papers, old parts of paintings, cloth or just about anything that can be glued to a backing surface, is fair game. Images can be realistic or abstract. You are only limited by your imagination! Supply list given before class to this specialty class. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  41. Oil Painting (Ages 18+)

    May 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - June 13, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Have a passion for painting? This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or those who want to brush up on their skills. Basic supplies given first class - supply list given after first class. First canvas is included in cost! Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  42. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    May 9, 2018, 6:00 PM - June 13, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Enjoy a simplified step-by-step process while you learn to express yourself through watercolors. This class for the beginning student includes techniques such as wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in both still lives and landscapes will also be covered. *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class. Must bring own watercolor paper to class.* Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  43. Jazzercise Fusion (Ages 18+) Thursdays

    May 10, 2018, 6:35 PM - July 12, 2018, 7:35 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Jazzercise's new total body workout is a circuit-based High Intensity Interval Training (HiiT) class that fuses high-octane dance moves with muscle work to rev up your results. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan.

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  44. Total Body Workout (ages 18+)

    May 14, 2018, 5:30 PM - July 9, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    STABLE AND STRONG! Increase your energy level. Improve your cardio fitness. Lose body fat. Strengthen, sculpt and tone your muscles. Eight week program. Instructor: Anthony Bryant.

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  45. Aikido (ages 18+)

    May 14, 2018, 6:30 PM - September 17, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  46. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    May 14, 2018, 6:30 PM - September 17, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    A Japanese martial art teaching self defense using efficient body movements, not strength, to redirect the force of an attack and diffusing it. Increase awareness, flexibility, and balance. Train your body and mind with movement, breathing, and meditative exercise helping you learn principals that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  47. Resolution Ride (ages 18+)

    May 15, 2018, 5:30 PM - June 19, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Pedal your way into your New Year’s Resolution at the Brambleton Center! Bring your fitness goals, hop on a bike and make a move towards better health. This specially designed class will provide benchmarks and target heart rate, RPM and energy output goals for each ride. Work alongside an energetic instructor and fellow cyclists in a fun cardio class that pairs your bike with a fitness system to track your statistics with each pedal you push. Have statistics sent to your phone, so that you can track your progress from the first class to the last class. Come in with fitness goals and leave with results! You never have to arrive early – bikes are selected and guaranteed for the entirety of the class. 6 week course. $20 discount if signing up for both Tuesday and Thursday sessions! Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  48. Never Stop Moving (Ages 55+) M, W, F

    May 16, 2018, 8:55 AM - July 18, 2018, 9:55 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Begin your morning with this low impact fitness class, designed to blend standing and seated exercises to improve endurance, strength and balance. The class will increase heart rate through gentle exercises and will end with seated poses to improve flexibility and posture. Enjoy fun music and good company in this class created for active adults. Eight week class. Instructor: Jane Powell.

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  49. Resolution Ride (ages 18+)

    May 17, 2018, 5:30 PM - June 21, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Pedal your way into your New Year’s Resolution at the Brambleton Center! Bring your fitness goals, hop on a bike and make a move towards better health. This specially designed class will provide benchmarks and target heart rate, RPM and energy output goals for each ride. Work alongside an energetic instructor and fellow cyclists in a fun cardio class that pairs your bike with a fitness system to track your statistics with each pedal you push. Have statistics sent to your phone, so that you can track your progress from the first class to the last class. Come in with fitness goals and leave with results! You never have to arrive early – bikes are selected and guaranteed for the entirety of the class. 6 week course. $20 discount if signing up for both Tuesday and Thursday sessions! Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  50. Yoga for Beginners (ages 18+)

    May 18, 2018, 11:15 AM - July 20, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Have you been curious and wanting to give yoga a try? Come to a gently paced class that introduces those new to yoga to the practice. Including poses appropriate for beginners, an introduction to using yoga blocks and straps, utilizing the breath, and relaxation to help settle the mind and emotions. Learn how to move through poses with short flows and to hold poses to build strength while using the breath to go deeper into the form. Leave feeling refreshed and ready for the rest of your day. 10 week class. Instructor: Robyn Amstutz

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  51. Smith Mountain Lake's Virginia Dare Trip (ages 18+)

    May 21, 2018, 10:45 AM - May 31, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come aboard with us and see what makes Smith Mountain Lake such a desirable place. Enjoy a short get away and let us do the driving! Our cruise will be narrated by Virginia Dare's knowledgeable Captains. Feel free to ask any questions as we cruise the beautiful lake. Enjoy a tasty lunch including Appetizer, roasted chicken, seasoned green beans, roasted rosemary potatoes, bread and dessert. Bridge Water Plaza will be our last stop for shopping and entertainment. You will find many goodies including: local art, souvenirs, arcades, and ice cream shop. Price includes: transportation, Virginia Dare ticket, Lunch on the cruise, and escorts.

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  52. Lunchtime Cycle (ages 18+)

    May 21, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 2, 2018, 12:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Make the most of your lunch break! Bring a towel, water bottle and get ready to ride! Join us for a short, intense cycle ride that will improve your stamina, increase power, strengthen core and leg muscles, increase your cardiovascular endurance and improve your cycling technique. This is a great compliment to your current workout routine! Enjoy a class with a guaranteed seat and ride alongside the same cyclists every class.

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  53. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    May 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - June 26, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want a dog who listens better? In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners. Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more. Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  54. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    May 22, 2018, 7:15 PM - June 26, 2018, 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now that your dog has learned some good manners, the next step is to apply those manners to real life situations while addressing common behavior problems like jumping on guests, door-dashing, pulling on the leash, not coming when called, etc. Behaviors taught include stay, place, leave it, heel, touch tag, and more. D

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  55. Fully Fit (Ages 18+) M, W

    May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 23, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This universally friendly, full body workout is designed to build a strong, lean body through a low impact fitness routine. Start with a variety of cardio moves that can be intensified for the most fit, or toned down for beginners, within each and every movement. The class combines resistance toning and stretching for a well-rounded workout geared specifically for those looking to tone and strengthen. One class fits all! A perfect workout compliment to more gentle classes. 8 week program. Instructor: Erin Lewis.

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  56. Chair Assisted Yoga (ages 18+)

    May 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 19, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    f you've wanted to try yoga, but feel you can't get up and down easily, this class is for you! Improve balance, posture, coordination and memory, improve muscle tone, reduce stress and learn relaxation techniques. No need to get on the floor, no experience necessary. Instructor: Patricia Placona, a 200-e RYT, Restorative Yoga Certified instructor.

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  57. Kinder Tots (Age 2)

    May 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - June 8, 2018, 9:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  58. Kinderdance (ages 3-5)

    May 25, 2018, 9:45 AM - June 8, 2018, 10:45 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Your Kinderdance teacher will bring information about how to purchase dancewear on the first day of classes. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  59. Beyond Glaze (Ages 18+)

    May 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - June 22, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    In this workshop you will explore the many possibilities of surface beyond glaze including under glazes, under glaze pencils, sgraffito, mishima, shellac resist, stamping, multiple firings, decals and stencils. Students will be encouraged to apply these techniques to enhance their hand built or thrown forms. The desire to explore IS A MUST! Students will need completed green ware and bisque ware for this class. Instructor: Jess Wilson.

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  60. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+) Fridays

    May 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - July 27, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Jazzercise's new high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan.

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  61. Kinder Tots (Age 2)

    May 26, 2018, 9:30 AM - June 9, 2018, 10:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Two year old children are engaged in a dance and movement program developmentally designed. During class they enjoy movement creativity, dance exploration, physical development and body awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  62. Kinderdance (ages 3-5)

    May 26, 2018, 10:15 AM - June 9, 2018, 11:15 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Your child will learn developmentally appropriate basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement, while learning numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Your Kinderdance teacher will bring information about how to purchase dancewear on the first day of classes. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  63. Kindercombo (ages 6-9)

    May 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - June 9, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Kindercombo is a beginning combination ballet, tap, and modern movement program taught in 2 levels. This gives the young dance studenta solid fountation upon which to build. Age appropriate educational concepts are used in each class to reinforce different dance techniques and styles. Parents will be contacted after enrollment regarding shoes and dress for classes. There is an annual administration fee for Kinderdance of $15 for new participants. If you have not had a class in the past year with Kinderdance, please choose the fee with $15 added to it. Instruction provided by Kinderdance staff.

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  64. Easy Ride For 55 Spin Class (Ages 55+)

    May 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 11, 2018, 12:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Take a stroll down memory lane on our stationary bikes while listening to upbeat classics! This low impact, gentle cycle class is geared towards the beginner and is a great workout. Designed to be easy on the joints, grab a seat and get ready for a fun, unique, simple spin class! 6 class course. Instructor: Jane Powell.

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  65. Smith Mountain Lake's Virginia Dare Trip (ages 18+)

    May 31, 2018, 10:45 AM - 5:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Come aboard with us and see what makes Smith Mountain Lake such a desirable place. Enjoy a short get away and let us do the driving! Our cruise will be narrated by Virginia Dare's knowledgeable Captains. Feel free to ask any questions as we cruise the beautiful lake. Enjoy a tasty lunch including Appetizer, roasted chicken, seasoned green beans, roasted rosemary potatoes, bread and dessert. Bridge Water Plaza will be our last stop for shopping and entertainment. You will find many goodies including: local art, souvenirs, arcades, and ice cream shop. Price includes: transportation, Virginia Dare ticket, Lunch on the cruise, and escorts.

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  66. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+) Tuesday & Thursday

    May 31, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 17, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This low impact, effective program firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form! We start with warm-up exercises and stretches based in Pilates, then we use light hand weights for toning the upper body, followed by highly effective deep tissue concentrated exercises to work the thighs and seat. We will finish with abdominal- targeting mat work. You will feel new strength, increased flexibility, and more graceful. 12 week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  67. Facebook for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    May 31, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Vinton Library

    In this introductory course, we will cover all the basics of Facebook. By the end of the course participants should be able to add information to their profile, customize their privacy settings, create and send messages, add information to their profiles, find friends, and create posts to add to their timeline. Prerequisites: • Basic computer knowledge • Participants MUST have a Facebook page setup and know their log-in information before attending class.

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Summer Camps

  1. Green Ridge-Prestige Gymnastics Preschool Day Camp (Ages 3-5)

    May 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Preschoolers are not left out of our fun camp opportunities! Come join us for a one day camp for three hours! These hours will be filled with LOTS of fun games, parachutes, snacks, crafts and of course GYMNASTICS! You won't want to miss out!

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