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  1. Pirate & Princess Party

    February 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Get dressed up and come out for a fun night of memories! Dress up either as a pirate or princess! This new family fun night at Green Ridge Recreation Center includes appetizers, drinks, crafts, music and fun. There will be a live DJ an fun photo booth complete with props so you can take mementos home. Register in advance as spots will go quickly.

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  1. Body Enrichment (ages 30+)

    February 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - April 6, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Brambleton 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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  2. Self Defense (Ages 13+)

    February 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - March 5, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Do you know how to defend yourself from an attacker? Learn how to recognize a potential threat. Learn how to avoid that threat. Learn how to deal with that threat. Learn how to use your body as a weapon, if needed. This is a four week program. Low impact. Simple body movements. Physical limitations are not a problem. Instructor David Ginnings. Four week class.

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  3. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    February 12, 2018, 5:00 PM - April 16, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Brambleton 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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  4. Beginner Dog Obedience (ages 18+)

    February 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Sit, Down, Off and Drop It are just a few of the commands your dog will master.This six week beginner course is designed for any dogs over 6 months old. Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs. Exercises include Sit, Down, Off, Touch, Look, Take it, Drop it, Come, Settle, Wait, Stand, Loose Leash Walking, Parent Separation, Tricks, Agility and more. Discussion topics include Canine Personality Test, reading dogs' body cues, getting your dog to focus on you around distractions, impulse control, use of no-pull harnesses, and reinforcing good manners. (No pre-requisite.) Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.

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  5. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+)

    February 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - March 20, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    ant 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. January-February will be Swing 101. February-March will be Charleston.

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  6. Intermediate Dog Obedience (ages 18+)

    February 13, 2018, 7:15 PM - March 20, 2018, 8:15 PM @ Green Ridge 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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  7. Yogilates (Ages 18+)

    February 14, 2018, 9:00 AM - March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM @ Brambleton 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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  8. Choral Singing, Verse II (ages 18+)

    February 15, 2018, 5:30 PM - March 22, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Open to those who have taken Intro to Choral Singing or have some vocal/choral experience. More advanced techniques and music will be explored, including more harmonies. There may even be song-writing and a performance in the Green Ridge lobby for all to hear-and enjoy! Instructor Karen Adams has been the Director of Music at College Lutheran Church in Salem for 5 years and before that at churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio. She began piano lessons in kindergarten, Children's Choir in second grade and has been involved in music ever since!

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  9. Lunchtime Cycle (ages 18+)

    February 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - March 26, 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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  10. Exploring Your Craft Cutting Machine (ages 18+)

    February 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Do you have a craft cutting machine that you do not understand? Do you want to get it out the box and use it? This class will explore "out of the box" ideas with demonstrations and hands on practice with Silhouette brand cutting machines (similar to Cricut) and help finding rescources for your particular machine. learn the process for making stickers, appliques, polymer clay, stencils, glass etching and more! Once you understand how to power up and cut, a new world of crafting will open for you. Please leave your machine at home for this class. You may bring your manual to make notes. Instructor Lisa Hoyt has many years of experience instructing arts and crafts classes. She has taught for Michaels Craft Stores, a Parks and Recreation agency in New Hampshire, after school in Salem City Schools, and many more. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and interest with others and you or your child in her programs!

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  11. Resolution Ride (18+)

    February 20, 2018, 5:30 PM - March 27, 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. Course 31367

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  12. Fencing (ages 15+)

    February 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - March 20, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    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, regular instruction periods and weekly fencing bouts with classmates. All supplies provided. Five week program. Instructor: James Moser.

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  13. Word 2017 Basics: Just the Basics (ages 18+)

    February 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hollins Library

    This class will get you started with Microsoft Word. Covered topics include navigating the interface, opening/saving/printing documents, basic text editing and formatting, cut/copy/paste, and using spell check. Prerequisite: • Basic computer skills

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  14. Indian Cooking (ages 18+)

    February 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Spice up your cooking this winter! December will feature Malai Murg (chicken cooked in cream), Puri (fried bread) and Kaala Chana Masaala (black chickpeas cooked in spices). January is Sinvai (vermicelli pudding), Chola (chickpeas cooked in a yogurt-base sauce) and Bhatura (special fried bread). February will comfort you up with Chicken Makhni (chicken cooked in a buttery sauce), Matar ki Ghugni (pea preparation) and Ras Malai (creamy milk ball dessert). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.

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  15. Wado-Ki Karate (Ages 6+)

    February 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - March 28, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Self-discipline, confidence, coordination , awareness, improved memory & focus, and how to protect oneself against a verbal or physical attack if needed are lessons in a structured class of Karate. Learn to use the mind as well as the body to resolve conflict. Karate is a sport that one can do at any age. It is great for kids as well as adults. Many adults have taken karate earlier in their lives. It is time to start back-all levels welcome. This is a light contact class. We work with many people with physical limitations. Instructor David Ginnings. Six week class.

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  16. Ceramics (Ages 18+)

    February 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - April 12, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experiece 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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  17. Resolution Ride (18+)

    February 22, 2018, 5:30 PM - March 29, 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. Course 31367

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  18. Therapy Dog Course (ages 18+)

    February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM - March 22, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Would you like to give back to your community by volunteering with your dog? Therapy Dogs are used in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehab and long-term care facilities, schools, libraries, Veteran care programs, and many other facilities. During this five week course, we practice advanced behaviors necessary for you and your dog to interact in the community with different types of people in different environments. Your dog must have his or her Canine Good Citizen title to participate.

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  19. Self Defense (Ages 13+)

    February 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - March 16, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Do you know how to defend yourself from an attacker? Learn how to recognize a potential threat. Learn how to avoid that threat. Learn how to deal with that threat. Learn how to use your body as a weapon, if needed. This is a four week program. Low impact. Simple body movements. Physical limitations are not a problem. Instructor David Ginnings. Four week class.

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  20. Beyond Glaze - Pottery Workshop (ages 18+)

    February 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - March 23, 2018, 7:30 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.

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  21. Beginner Dog Obedience (ages 18+)

    February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - April 7, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Sit, Down, Off and Drop It are just a few of the commands your dog will master.This six week beginner course is designed for any dogs over 6 months old. Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs. Exercises include Sit, Down, Off, Touch, Look, Take it, Drop it, Come, Settle, Wait, Stand, Loose Leash Walking, Parent Separation, Tricks, Agility and more. Discussion topics include Canine Personality Test, reading dogs' body cues, getting your dog to focus on you around distractions, impulse control, use of no-pull harnesses, and reinforcing good manners. (No pre-requisite.) Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.

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  22. Intermediate Dog Obedience (ages 18+)

    February 24, 2018, 10:45 AM - April 7, 2018, 11:45 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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  23. Puppy Kindergarten (ages 18+)

    February 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - April 7, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Does your puppy need some direction? Cute and adorable as they are-they just sometimes have difficulty listening and bad habits continue! This six week course is designed for puppies aged 10-24 weeks old. Your puppy will socialize off-leash with other puppies and people. Exercises include Name Recognition, Touch, Sit, Drop It, Down, Off, Gotcha, Come, Agility, and Pass the Puppy. Discussion topics include puppy development, house-training, chewing, grooming, play-biting, reading puppies' body language, building confidence, and extensive socialization outside of the class. Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.

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  24. Soap Crafting (ages 11-17)

    February 24, 2018, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Suds up for a fun activity! You or your child can learn to "craft" beautiful soaps for personal use or gifting. A pre-made sensitive skin glycerine base is used and instruction on how to color, scent, mold and embed soap is shared as well as at-home instructions if you would like to continue the fun! For child and teen classes-instruction will include adult supervision. The child and teen classes will include at least 2 bars of soap. The adult class will include 3-4 bars of soap (approximately 1 pound). All supplies are provided. Instructor Lisa Hoyt has many years of experience instructing arts and crafts classes. She has taught for Michaels Craft Stores, a Parks and Recreation agency in New Hampshire, after school in Salem City Schools, and many more. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and interest with others and you or your child in her programs!

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  25. Soap Crafting (ages 18+)

    February 24, 2018, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Suds up for a fun activity! You or your child can learn to "craft" beautiful soaps for personal use or gifting. A pre-made sensitive skin glycerine base is used and instruction on how to color, scent, mold and embed soap is shared as well as at-home instructions if you would like to continue the fun! For child and teen classes-instruction will include adult supervision. The child and teen classes will include at least 2 bars of soap. The adult class will include 3-4 bars of soap (approximately 1 pound) and adults may bring a bag lunch or snack if desired. All supplies are provided. Instructor Lisa Hoyt has many years of experience instructing arts and crafts classes. She has taught for Michaels Craft Stores, a Parks and Recreation agency in New Hampshire, after school in Salem City Schools, and many more. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and interest with others and you or your child in her programs!

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  26. Paint Your Pet (ages 13+)

    February 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Paint a portrait of your beloved furry family member. What? I'm not an artist! Fear not- our artists pre-sketch your pet on the canvas for you from photos that you email to us. Complete with a step by step guide on how to paint your pet. Just submit your favorite photo (by 9/12) of your pet to reedphotographyva@gmail.com. Instructor: Katie Reed.

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  27. Self Defense (Ages 13+)

    February 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Green Ridge

    Do you know how to defend yourself from an attacker? Learn how to recognize a potential threat. Learn how to avoid that threat. Learn how to deal with that threat. Learn how to use your body as a weapon, if needed. This is a four week program. Low impact. Simple body movements. Physical limitations are not a problem. Instructor David Ginnings. Four week class.

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  28. Word 2016: Beyond the Basics (ages 18+)

    February 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hollins Library

    Picking up where our first class left off, we will cover: creating lists, using columns, adjusting margins and layout, inserting text boxes, tables, headers/footers, page numbering, and using the find/replace tool. Prerequisites: • Basic computer skills

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