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Brambleton Center Calendar

  1. CANCELED Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Brambleton 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. Dogs will be taught to respond to both verbal and non-verbal cues. Prerequisite: Graduation from our Beginner Obedience course or permission from High Hopes.

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  2. CANCELED NEW: DIY Beeswax Food Wraps (Ages 15+)

    March 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Eco-friendly food wraps, or beeswax wraps, are a reusable, eco-friendly, plastic-free alternative to plastic food wrap. They can be used for anything you would use plastic wrap for (fruits/veggies, leftovers, sandwiches, etc.) and are fun and easy to make yourself! This class will teach you to make your own food wraps using cotton fabric and beeswax. Each participant will make two wraps to take home! Pre-registration is required.

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  3. CANCELED Painting with Ed Gowen (Ages 12+)

    March 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Have you always wanted to paint but think you aren't equipped with the talent? Take a class with Ed Gowen and amaze yourself, your family and your friends with your masterpiece! First time painters are welcome and no experience is required! Ed will take you step-by-step through a painting project with entertaining demonstrations as well as personal coaching. Class projects last for a day (10: 00 - 3:30) and may include the popular methods of Bob Ross, Robert Warren, Gary Jenkins and at times, Ed’s own techniques as well. So bring a roll of paper towels and settle in for a day of challenging and relaxing fun! All other supplies are included! Participants under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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  4. CANCELED Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Brambleton 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. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  5. CANCELED Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton 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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  6. CANCELED NEW: DIY Tea Cup Candles (Ages 10+)

    March 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Did you know it is very easy to make your own candles? Do you have tea cups that you love and don’t know what to do with?! Well, this class combines the two and allows you to make charming tea cup candles! You will learn the skill of making and scenting your own candle and put that old tea cup to use again! Don’t worry, if you don’t have a tea cup we will provide one for you! Pre-registration is provided.

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  7. CANCELED Kids Pottery (Ages 7-17)

    March 29, 2020, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Brambleton 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. CANCELED Family Pottery (Ages 7+)

    March 29, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton 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 and must register with a child. Eight week class. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.

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  9. Beginner/Intermediate Hatha Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This class is designed with beginners in mind, but is also for experienced practitioners who appreciate a more gentle pace. Come enjoy this balanced class that incorporates deep stretches along with strength building poses, all while moving mindfully through the sequences. 10 week class. Instructor: Robyn Amstutz

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  10. CANCELED Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    If 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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  11. CANCELED Fully Fit (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 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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  12. CANCELED Body Enrichment (Ages 30+)

    March 30, 2020, 10:15 AM - 11:15 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, RYT-200.

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  13. CANCELED Advanced Pottery (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    You will have the advantage of using the open studio and the guidance of the Monday afternoon monitor in this class. Come learn from your fellow potters. Prerequisite: two or more years in a pottery course at the Brambleton Center. This pottery class is a ten week program. Instructor: TBD

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  14. CANCELED Lunchtime Cycle (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 12:00 PM - 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. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  15. CANCELED Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Transformational and focused blend of Pilates and yoga movements that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. Pilates principles use the body’s strength, flexibility, and coordination to maximum advantage .Yoga postures tone, strengthen, and align the body, increase flexibility, and move energy through the body, leaving the participant calm enough to meditate after practice. Quiet the mind, embrace the present moment, and manifest good health. Taught by Patricia Placona, a RYT-200 certified instructor. Ten week program.

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  16. CANCELED Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Jazzercise's 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: Suzanne Miller.

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  17. CANCELED Nia (Ages 50+)

    March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Try one of the most innovative and safe cardiovascular programs around. It let’s you bop to the beat without jarring your joints and is a great workout for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. It will pump your heart, lubricate your joints, release tension and enhance your balance. Nia uses gentle yet powerful movements that blend dance with martial arts, yoga and other techniques. Four week class. Instructor: Laura Pole.

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  18. CANCELED Total Body Workout (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 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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  19. Jazzercise Unlimited (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just $115! This special offer allows you access to a total of 30 hours of Jazzercise. Join this motivating crew three times a week for a fun, effective workout that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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  20. CANCELED Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  21. CANCELED Yoga (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Take time each week to release tension from the day and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Focus your energy on the link between breathing and movement as well as on poses that strengthen you from the inside out. Increase flexibility, endurance, and build heat all in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. 12 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  22. CANCELED Chair Assisted Pilates (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    As an adapted version of “Fundamental Pilates,” this class offers chair and floor options with all the same benefits as other pilates classes! This class will focus on strength, balance, and flexibility and is suited for most fitness levels. Eight week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona.

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  23. CANCELED Mixed Media* (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    A first time offering taught by Michael Farrar. Mixed media is when the artist uses two or more mediums in a single work. For example, using watercolor and acrylic in the same painting. You can introduce photos, photo-transfers, wallpaper, lace, fancy papers, other textures or parts of other paintings or any other media to get the look you are seeing in your minds’ eye. Sometimes when you have taken a piece as far as you can and it still doesn’t suit you, adding another medium pulls it all together. You are welcome to bring a piece you are stuck on to class to turn into a mixed media piece or start fresh in class with the intention of doing a mixed media piece. Six week course.

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  24. CANCELED T'ai Chi-10 Form (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T'ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as 'Meditation in Motion' because it promotes serenity through gentle movements; connecting the mind, body and spirit through a sequence of blissful postures. The class consists of slow intentional movements, incorporating breathing and mindful imagery. Its goals are to relax, strengthen, connect the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Chi (life force), and improve one's health. The Mayo Clinic has reported that the practice of T'ai Chi may reduce anxiety and depression, improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength as well as improve sleep quality. Six week program.

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  25. CANCELED Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 12:00 PM - 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. 6 week program. Instructor: Heather Richardson.

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  26. CANCELED Abstract Painting* (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Join this class to have some fun and to learn techniques not normally used in naturalistic painting. You will learn you can distort, exaggerate, omit, multiply, glaze, scrape, and texture in different ways….in abstracts your work does not look like a photo or a scene. You might choose to flatten the entire pictorial space and concentrate on color in a new way, or perhaps distort shapes and use new textures in your composition. For experienced painters this is a chance to challenge yourself and think outside of your comfort zone. Beginning adult artists can see the information you will gain and apply it to your more naturalist paintings. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  27. CANCELED Elevate! Evening Aerobics (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    This body conditioning class includes low impact cardio, light strength/core training and stretching to improve cardiovascular health, muscle tone and flexibility. Enjoy fun moves set to great music! Designed for all fitness levels. Please note that the bi-weekly class will return in the summer semester. 10 week course. Instructor: Holly Sweet

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  28. CANCELED Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Challenging and rejuvenating for all fitness levels, this Pilates class uses the principles of control, centering, concentration, and precision to engage the deepest core muscles. A total body balance of strength and flexibility that incorporates mind-body exercise techniques to calm the mind and reduce stress. Ten week program. Instructor: Patricia Placona.

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  29. CANCELED Acrylic Painting (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Acrylic painting offers numerous techniques for students to explore. One value in working in acrylic is the fast-drying paint. This allows students to easily change colors, compositions, and how the paint is applied. Acrylic can be worked thickly like oils or thinly like watercolors or any combination of the two. Working in acrylics is fun and exciting. Come see for yourself what interesting pieces you can do in this medium. Adult artists at all levels are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar

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  30. CANCELED Power Basics (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Power yoga is an active style of yoga, designed to elevate heart rate with calorie-burning poses and create heat in the body. This class will cover the basics of power yoga, creating a foundation for the beginning power yoga student. This style of yoga aims to increase endurance and stamina, and places a special emphasis on core strengthening, making it a great compliment to your current workout or gentle yoga practice. Beginners welcome! Six week class. Instructor: Abby Reed.

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Explore Park Calendar

  1. CANCELED Explore Bottom Creek Gorge (Ages 10+)

    March 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Departs from Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Enjoy a dramatic view of one of Virginia’s tallest waterfalls! This hike through Bottom Creek Gorge Preserve covers a moderate 4.5 mile loop and features sections of old growth forest, remnants of historic homesteads, and an impressive overlook of Bent Mountain Falls. Transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. CANCELED Kinderdance® (Ages 3-5)

    March 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 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. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance® of $30 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Choose the fee with $30 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform and proper footwear on the first day of class.

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  2. CANCELED Spring Sports Sampler! (Ages 3-4)

    March 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Indoor Soccer, Basketball and Indoor T-Ball! For the beginner athlete! This program will center on learning the beginning skills of each sport and good sportsmanship in a non-competitive, fun environment. Kids have a chance to learn the fundamentals of soccer through kicking, passing, dribbling and fun skill drills. Kids will learn basketball through passing, dribbling, shooting and fun skill drills. In T-ball they will learn skills to help with throwing and hitting the ball off of a tee with drills and running the bases. This skill development program will run for 9 weeks, the first three weeks will be soccer, then three weeks of basketball and end with t-ball. By the third week of each skill, we will put it all together for them to play in a group with teams. This program is introductory of each sport so therefore formalized games with teams will only be introduced and not competitive. Each player will receive a t-shirt, trophy and team picture at the end of the program.

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  3. CANCELED Baby Drops (Ages 6 months-18 months)

    March 28, 2020, 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby's confidence and swimming readiness. What a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required.

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  4. CANCELED Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    March 28, 2020, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that we offer that have children in the water without a caregiver. Your child may be a beginner or already comfortable in the water. Regardless, they will learn to float, kick and become proficient with arm strokes. Rolling over and treading water will be introduced. Submerging is a big part of this class since swimming requires being able to put your face in the water! If they are more advanced they will be expected to swim more independently and with less support from the instructor.

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  5. CANCELED Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 28, 2020, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Let's have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety.

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  6. CANCELED Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18 months - 36 months)

    March 28, 2020, 9:50 AM - 10:20 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Join your child as they discover the world of water. With your help, toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. Lots of repetition will help them become very comfortable and confident in the water. This is a fun and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required.

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  7. CANCELED Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant's safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either!

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  8. CANCELED Level 3 & 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. All strokes are introduced and by the time they have completed both levels, they will be able to swim at least 25 yards of all six strokes. When a participant passes Level 3 they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics.

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  9. CANCELED Spring Sports Sampler! (Ages 4-5)

    March 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:55 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Indoor Soccer, Basketball and Indoor T-Ball! For the beginner athlete! This program will center on learning the beginning skills of each sport and good sportsmanship in a non-competitive, fun environment. Kids have a chance to learn the fundamentals of soccer through kicking, passing, dribbling and fun skill drills. Kids will learn basketball through passing, dribbling, shooting and fun skill drills. In T-ball they will learn skills to help with throwing and hitting the ball off of a tee with drills and running the bases. This skill development program will run for 9 weeks, the first three weeks will be soccer, then three weeks of basketball and end with t-ball. By the third week of each skill, we will put it all together for them to play in a group with teams. This program is introductory of each sport so therefore formalized games with teams will only be introduced and not competitive. Each player will receive a t-shirt, trophy and team picture at the end of the program.

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  10. CANCELED Kindertots® (Age 2)

    March 28, 2020, 10:10 AM - 10:40 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. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kindertots® of $20 to be paid each year upon starting classes (September 2019 is start of new year). Choose the fee with $20 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform and proper footwear on the first day of class.

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  11. CANCELED Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    March 28, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that will encourage their love of the water. This class is the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments.

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  12. CANCELED Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    March 28, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for anyone 13 years and up that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and we have very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  13. CANCELED Kinderdance® (Ages 3-5)

    March 28, 2020, 10:50 AM - 11:50 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. There is an annual sign-up fee for Kinderdance® of $30 to be paid each year upon starting classes. Choose the fee with $30 added to it to pay your sign-up fee when first registering on or after September 2019. Each month following, you will no longer need to pay the sign-up fee. Instruction provided by Kinderdance® staff. All dancers will be given their class uniform and proper footwear on the first day of class.

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  14. CANCELED Prestige Gymnastics for Moms and Tots (Ages 1-2)

    March 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Moms and tots bond over a 30-minute gymnastics class for the younger participants. This program caters to the 1-2 year olds! Parent participation is required. Your little ones will be improving on balance, coordination, and motor skills while socializing with other kiddos and parents! Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes.

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  15. CANCELED Prestige Gymnastics for Preschoolers (Ages 3-4)

    March 28, 2020, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Preschool gymnastics classes at Green Ridge are filled with obstacle courses, tunnels, and exciting lesson plans, but your time spent with us is not all fun and games. Each preschool curriculum is carefully designed for what kiddos need most at these ages. Not only are they JAM-PACKED with fun, new activities in each class, they offer extensive physical work on balance, coordination, and motor skills. Sounds great, right? I'm not done yet! Our instructors are instilling intellectual learning into each class! Your little tots will be counting, using shapes, colors, sounds, music, and engaging all 5 senses! We haven't forgotten about good listening skills! Our most asked question by parents is, 'What can a 3 year old really do at gymnastics?' The answer is, 'LOTS', let us show you! Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes.

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  16. CANCELED NEW: Paint Pouring I for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    March 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    The newest trend in home painting, where science meets art, is highly addictive! Google it, then save time and money (and mess) by learning with us. All supplies are provided, including a drying box to transport wet paint safely home as well as gloves and disposable apron, but please wear old clothes and shoes. Bring snacks/drinks if desired. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor; she has 20+ years of experience teaching the art of “craft” to students of all ages.

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  17. CANCELED Prestige Gymnastics for School Age (Ages 5-12)

    March 28, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Each and every gymnast in our recreational program receives multitudes of one-on-one attention! This class boosts self-esteem and confidence as each gymnast will soon see their skills improving and bodies toning. We give our gymnasts big goals and encourage them to push themselves to succeed! Although this gymnastics class is not being held in an actual gymnastics facility, we will continue to be extremely goal oriented as we work balance, tumbling, coordination and more! Our classes are based off of USAG curriculum and mixed in with fun and effective drills. These classes will be training on a multitude of equipment. Our Beginner Program at Green Ridge is an entry level class that introduces the wonderful sport of gymnastics and build up basic skills so one day we can move to a more advanced class! Leotard is not required-just wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes.

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  18. CANCELED Taekwondo (Ages 5+)

    March 28, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Taekwondo classes at Green Ridge are designed to teach martial arts and fitness in a structured but fun environment. We help kids develop a focused mind, a coordinated body, a courteous nature, and a positive attitude. Kids, teens, and adults alike will improve fitness and coordination while learning self-defense skills that help build confidence and focus. Students can sign up individually or have the whole family try together. Fee is per person. Instructors Cameron and Sarah Starnes have years of experience and are 2nd degree blackbelts. No uniform required-wear comfortable clothes. In addition to martial arts instruction, emphasized will be the five tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit.

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  19. CANCELED NEW: Let's Make Stuff! (Ages 5-10)

    March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Have a blast creating and making! Make ice cream, candles, art, play dough, glow rocks and more! Instructor Debbie Harris taught for Roanoke County Schools for over 20 years. Class is 5 weeks.

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  20. CANCELED Photoshop II (Menus)

    March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    This class will explore the drop down menus including adjustments, selections and filters. Please bring your computer with photoshop loaded. You can download a 7 day free trial at Adobe.com. After that it is 9.99 a month. We will talk about a less expensive option in class. It takes several hours to load so don’t wait until the last day to do it. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.

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  21. CANCELED Aikido (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 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 principles that are practical for self defense as well as daily life.

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  22. CANCELED NEW: Paint Pouring II (Fluid Art with Acrylics) (Ages 18+)

    March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    This class picks up where Part I leaves off. Learn different techniques such as swipe, ring pour, and more. This class assumes basic knowledge of paint pouring but students do not have to have had Part I to participate. All supplies are provided, including a drying box to transport wet paint safely home as well as gloves and disposable apron, but please wear old clothes and shoes. Bring snacks/drinks if desired or dinner if coming from work. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.

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  23. CANCELED Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    March 30, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    This is a beginning level ballet class comprised of a 30 minute barre featuring exercises to warm-up feet, legs, and arms. This is followed by 30 minutes of center work and traveling combinations to work on balance, coordination, and flexibility. Participants may wear tights, leggings, sweatpants, and either a leotard or sports top. Ballet slippers are recommended. Instructor Beth Brunelle.

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  24. CANCELED Level 1 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 31, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Let's have fun learning to swim! This is a class for the older beginning swimmer to become comfortable and confident in the water. They will gain basic aquatic skills including; beginning swimming strokes, breath control, floating, and kicking - all of which will help to keep them safe. Games and activities will help teach them to enjoy and become adjusted to the water. In addition, they will participate in a safety lesson each lesson that will encourage them to be safe around all aquatic environments. The goal is a positive attitude towards swimming and water safety.

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  25. CANCELED Level 3 & 4 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 31, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:40 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Now you're really a swimmer! Swimmers in this class are very confident and comfortable in the water. All strokes are introduced and by the time they have completed both levels, they will be able to swim at least 25 yards of all six strokes. When a participant passes Level 3 they will have achieved basic water competency skills according to the new American Red Cross standards. Safety lessons become more in depth and cover more topics.

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  26. CANCELED Tiny Bubbles (Ages 18 months - 36 months)

    March 31, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Join your child as they discover the world of water. With your help, toddlers will experiment with arm and leg action, floating and going under water. Lots of repetition will help them become very comfortable and confident in the water. This is a fun and engaging class which will keep your child wanting to come back even as they are learning about safety and swimming skills. Parental participation is required.

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  27. CANCELED Baby Drops (Ages 6 months-18 months)

    March 31, 2020, 5:40 PM - 6:10 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    No need to wait! Start the process of introducing your baby to the water sooner rather than later. This parent and child class will start building your baby's confidence and swimming readiness. What a fun opportunity for you and your child to explore the water and become adjusted together. Parents will learn basic water skills to keep their children safe and help them to love the water. Safety information and teaching techniques will be provided to parents. Parental participation is required.

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  28. CANCELED Big Waves (Ages 4-5)

    March 31, 2020, 5:50 PM - 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Celebrate your child's independence in the water. This is the first class that we offer that have children in the water without a caregiver. Your child may be a beginner or already comfortable in the water. Regardless, they will learn to float, kick and become proficient with arm strokes. Rolling over and treading water will be introduced. Submerging is a big part of this class since swimming requires being able to put your face in the water! If they are more advanced they will be expected to swim more independently and with less support from the instructor.

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  29. CANCELED Level 2 Swimming Lessons (Ages 6-12)

    March 31, 2020, 5:50 PM - 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Our swimmers continue to build on the basic skills learned in Level 1 in the Level 2 class. The student will become more confident and be able to swim short distances by themselves. Students in this class should be very comfortable going under the water. Emphasis in this class is on learning to float without support, alternating arms and leg actions on front and back along with rotary breathing. Safety lessons are ever present in order to ensure our participant's safety around all water environments. Fun is not forgotten either!

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  30. CANCELED Begin to Swim (Ages 13+)

    March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    It's never too late to learn how to swim! Our swim instructors will provide an introductory water program designed for anyone 13 years and up that may be fearful about participation in water activities or need assistance developing their basic swimming skills. This is a comfortable, non-threatening environment and we have very patient instructors who want to help participants conquer their fear of the water and learn to swim.

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  31. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    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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  32. CANCELED Little Splashes (Ages 3-4)

    March 31, 2020, 6:20 PM - 6:50 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Come enjoy swimming with your child as they acquire basic aquatic skills that will encourage their love of the water. This class is the foundation of swimming skills for years to come. While parental participation is required in this class, there will be some time of independent swimming. This time will help your child separate from you and help to discover if they are ready to go to the next level without you. Parents will still be provided with water safety information to keep your entire family safe around aquatic environments.

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

    March 31, 2020, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge

    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. Dogs must complete either Puppy Kindergarten or be at least 6 months old. Six week course taught by High Hopes Dog Training.

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  34. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    March 31, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:45 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! Each seven 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 45 minutes of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. December-February will be West Coast Swing. February-March will be Swing 101. No class December 24 and 31.

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  1. CANCELED Ironman Fan to Finisher - Tri-Swimming

    March 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Hollins University

    Renowned swimming coach Ned Skinner from Hollins University will be working with you to prepare for what many consider the most challenging aspect of an Ironman, the swim! Participants will work in the pool to learn efficient swim technique, general swimming conditioning, and training strategies. Come prepared to spend time in the pool. The Hollins University pool is located at 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020.

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