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  1. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - September 5, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Brambleton 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. 6 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  2. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    August 1, 2019, 7:05 PM - September 5, 2019, 8:05 PM @ Brambleton 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. 6 week course. Instructor: Trudi Mardian

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  3. Yoga for Beginners (Ages 18+)

    August 5, 2019, 9:45 AM - October 14, 2019, 10:45 AM @ Brambleton 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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  4. Lunchtime Cycle (Ages 18+)

    August 5, 2019, 12:00 PM - September 16, 2019, 12:45 PM @ Brambleton 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: Beth Hoel.

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  5. Nia (Ages 50+)

    August 5, 2019, 5:30 PM - August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton 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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  6. Resolution Ride (Ages 18+)

    August 6, 2019, 5:45 PM - September 10, 2019, 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Pedal your way into summer 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. You can even 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. Instructor: Beth Hoel.

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  7. Low Impact Aerobics (Ages 18+)

    August 8, 2019, 5:30 PM - October 15, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton 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.

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

    August 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - October 11, 2019, 11:45 AM @ Brambleton Center

    An internal martial art that emphasizes breathing and gentle continuous movements to help reduce stress and build strength. Also known for improving balance and joint health by slow, mindful, low-impact movements. Classes will focus on standing meditation, gentle flowing movements (Qigong), balance work, and learning the 24 Form. No extra equipment is needed and all postures and exercises will be done standing. Ten week program Instructor: Robyn Amstutz.

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  9. Jazzercise Dance Mixx (Ages 18+)

    August 9, 2019, 5:30 PM - October 11, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Brambleton 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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  10. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    August 10, 2019, 9:30 AM - November 30, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Brambleton 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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  11. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    August 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - November 28, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Brambleton 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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  12. Intermediate Obedience & Problem Solving (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 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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  13. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 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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  14. Indian Street Foods (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Brambleton Centr

    ities throughout India boast an eclectic (and delicious) array of street foods. Come join the fun as we learn to cook some tasty Indian options: Bhel Puri- puffed rice snack; Gol Guppa- potato & chick pea filled crispy dough shells; and Aloo Chaat- Potato covered with chutney & spices. Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.”

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  15. Nutrition Planning (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Brambleton 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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  16. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 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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  17. Acrylics (Ages 18+)

    August 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton 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! Supply list is given at the time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  18. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    August 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton 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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  19. Marbleized Paper and Mono-Printmaking (Ages 18+)

    August 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Week one students will have fun using oil paint mixed with paint thinner to create interesting patterns on paper. Resulting pieces can be used for notecards, book binding, origami or any creative endeavor you imagine. Printmaking will be the focus of the final five weeks. Monoprint is a combination of painting and printmaking using plexiglass and oil paints. New techniques will be offered each week. Week two-plant materials (leaves flower pedals, etc.), stencils and a press, week three-paint, paint thinner, brushes, q-tips, and rolling pins for pressure, week four-painting scene on plexiglass plate-paper and rolling pins, week five combination of week 2 to 4 and week six double painting. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  20. Watercolor (Ages 18+)

    August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton 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. Supply list is given at time of registration. First sheet of paper included in cost! Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  21. Three In One: Mediums (Ages 18+)

    August 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Exciting exploration of drawing, acrylic and watercolor. Beginning and experienced artists welcome. The first two weeks drawing students focus on proportion and perspective. In the second two weeks using acrylics, artists will focus on color, light and shadow. The final two week session using watercolor, students will focus on exploring color. Basic supplies will be provided, including canvas and paper. All students are expected to bring photographs appropriate for inspiration and useful for the session. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  22. Three In One: Genres (Ages 18+)

    August 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This unique class is tailored to the experienced student (you do not have to be an expert). You choosing the medium is part of the fun in this new class offering. The first two weeks focus on landscape and learning good composition through simplification and unification. In the middle session we will be working on still life and targeting the use of shapes to make a bold still life. The fast paced six week session will finish with two weeks of water scenes focusing on color, light and reflection. Supplies will not be furnished for this session and all students must bring photographs appropriate for inspiration and useful for each session. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  23. Abstraction (Ages 18+)

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brambleton 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! Supply list is given at the time of registration. Six week program. Instructor: Michael Farrar.

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  24. Intro to Indoor Cycling (Ages 18+)

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Brambleton Center

    When you think of indoor cycling, do you think, “They go too fast,” “I can’t keep up,” “Cycling is uncomfortable,” or “It’s too intense for me?” Have you wanted to try but have been too intimidated? If so, try our introduction to cycling class, where you cycle at your own pace! This workshop is specifically designed for the beginner and the first portion of the class learning bike set-up, cycle terminology and how to ride comfortably. You'll end the workshop feeling more confident about indoor cycling and will have completed a great workout. Instructor: Lori Fadorick

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  25. Ceramincs (Ages 18+)

    August 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton 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 green ware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  26. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    August 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton 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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  27. Pottery (Ages 18+)

    August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.

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  28. Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter's wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  29. Guitar for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This class is an introduction to guitar for all types of music. You will learn to tune your instrument, read tablature, strum chords, and perform easy riffs and melodies. Please bring your own guitar (acoustic or electric) to class. This class is also open to bass players. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  30. Next Step Pottery (Ages 18+)

    August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.

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  31. Blues Band (Ages 12+)

    August 22, 2019, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Got the blues? Join this instructional band class to learn to perform real blues songs! This class is for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele, and bass students with two months of previous classes or lessons. Please bring your instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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

    August 24, 2019, 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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  33. Painting with Ed Gowen (Ages 12+)

    August 24, 2019, 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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  34. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    August 24, 2019, 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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  35. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    August 24, 2019, 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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  36. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    August 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton 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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  37. Fully Fit (Ages 18+)

    August 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton 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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  38. Ceramincs (Ages 18+)

    August 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton 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 green ware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.

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  39. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    August 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Brambleton 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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  40. Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    August 29, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Brambleton 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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  41. Guitar for Absolute Beginners (Ages 12+)

    August 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    This class is an introduction to guitar for all types of music. You will learn to tune your instrument, read tablature, strum chords, and perform easy riffs and melodies. Please bring your own guitar (acoustic or electric) to class. This class is also open to bass players. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker

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  42. Blues Band (Ages 12+)

    August 29, 2019, 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Got the blues? Join this instructional band class to learn to perform real blues songs! This class is for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele, and bass students with two months of previous classes or lessons. Please bring your instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.

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  43. Jazzercise Unlimited! (Ages 18+)

    August 30, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Sign up for unlimited Jazzercise classes for just 105! Register online or call the Brambleton Center for this special rate. Ten week program. Instructor: Suzanne Miller.

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

    August 31, 2019, 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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  45. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    August 31, 2019, 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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  46. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    August 31, 2019, 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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Explore Park Calendar

  1. Tiny Things for Tiny Ones Hike (NPS Ranger Program)

    August 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Explore Park

    Take a look at the amazing world of small things we don't always notice. This hike is focused on our youngest participants and their families.

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  2. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    August 17, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Join a National Park Service Ranger for an afternoon program inside the Visitor Center We'll alternate between a crafting program and a ranger chat every other week. Topics may vary.

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  3. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    August 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.

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  4. Outdoor Vendor Workshops at Explore Park

    August 18, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Ask the experts! Every Sunday afternoon we're bringing in pros from local outdoor gear shops, training facilities, recreation clubs and more to educate you for the next adventure. Topics vary weekly but may include such informative subjects as ultra-light backpacking, river trip planning, fishing equipment demos, gear selection tips and much more. A complete list of topics will be available at the Visitor Center and on social media.

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  5. A Sorting Ceremony for Animal Lovers (NPS Ranger Program)

    August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Explore Park

    Have you ever wanted to be sorted into your special house? Do you love animals and want to explore the wonders of their natural habitats? Join a National Park Ranger for a hike that takes you into the magical world of animal life and ends with your very own sorting ceremony. This program is designed for children and their families. Available Dates:

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  6. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    August 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Join a National Park Service Ranger for an afternoon program inside the Visitor Center We'll alternate between a crafting program and a ranger chat every other week. Topics may vary.

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  7. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    August 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.

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  8. Outdoor Vendor Workshops at Explore Park

    August 25, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Ask the experts! Every Sunday afternoon we're bringing in pros from local outdoor gear shops, training facilities, recreation clubs and more to educate you for the next adventure. Topics vary weekly but may include such informative subjects as ultra-light backpacking, river trip planning, fishing equipment demos, gear selection tips and much more. A complete list of topics will be available at the Visitor Center and on social media.

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  9. Stargazing & Astronomy Program (with National Park Service)

    August 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks near Explore Park are some of the best places in our region to observe the night sky! Astronomy enthusiast Michael Overacker will join our National Park Service ranger for an interactive star watching experience. All programs will meet at the Pine Mountain overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway spur connecting Milepost 115 with Explore Park

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  10. Challenge Hike (NPS Ranger Program)

    August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Explore Park

    Challenge your family and yourself by coming on a longer and more strenuous hike with a National Park Ranger. Explore the more remote trails of Explore Park. Meant for older kids and adults. Bring water and snacks and wear closed-toed shoes.

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  11. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    August 31, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Explore Park

    Join a National Park Service Ranger for an afternoon program inside the Visitor Center We'll alternate between a crafting program and a ranger chat every other week. Topics may vary.

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  12. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Shorin Ryu Karate (Ages 18+)

    June 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - August 28, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Shorin Ryu is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate, Okinawa is known as the birthplace of Karate. This traditional martial arts style is heavily focused on areas such as kicks, punches, katas, and weapons. Students will learn the benefits of increased balance, flexibility, fitness level, and focus as well as build confidence. Students will also learn self defense principles that are hidden within the art and unlocked to show the fighting concepts that have been handed down for generations. Michelle Behrns is not only a Shorin-Ryu instructor but also teaches kickboxing, fitness instructor and teaches Tru Self Defense. A Gi is not required but encouraged for easier movement. Twelve week class.

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  2. Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (Ages 18+)

    July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 3, 2019, 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. June-July will be Swing 201. July-September will be Charleston East Coast Variations.

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  3. Taekwondo Mini-Series (Ages 5+)

    August 3, 2019, 12:30 PM - August 24, 2019, 1:30 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. This class is an introduction to the basics of taekwondo.

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  4. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    August 5, 2019, 6:30 PM - November 25, 2019, 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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  5. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    August 14, 2019, 4:30 PM - August 18, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Be a part of the aquatics team! This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning. This program gives lifeguards the skills and technical knowledge to become an effective member of an aquatics emergency response team. Upon completion of course participants are eligible for employment at the Green Ridge indoor pool and Splash Valley during the summer. Pre-registration is required. Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old to enroll and be able to swim 100 yds, retrieve a brick from a depth of 8 ft. and tread water for one minute. Classes will be Wed- Fri 4:30 pm-9:00 pm, Sat & Sun. 8:00 am-2:00 pm.

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  6. Kids Jazz and Modern Fusion Dance (Ages 6-10)

    August 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 31, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Get moving and grooving in Gabby’s new dance classes! This class is designed to develop studio jazz and modern dance techniques. Students will engage in improvisation, floor work, across the floor progressions, turns and leaps sequencing, and phrase work. Students will gain confidence in their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in either technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: form fitting clothes (yoga pants, shorts with spandex underneath only, leggings, racerback t shirt, etc) jazz shoes and/or socks.

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  7. Jazz and Modern Fusion Dance (Ages 11+)

    August 17, 2019, 1:15 PM - August 31, 2019, 2:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Get moving and grooving in Gabby’s new dance classes! This class is designed to develop studio jazz and modern dance techniques. Students will engage in improvisation, floor work, across the floor progressions, turns and leaps sequencing, and phrase work. Students will gain confidence in their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in either technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: form fitting clothes (yoga pants, shorts with spandex underneath only, leggings, racerback t shirt, etc) jazz shoes and/or socks.

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  8. Contemporary Fusion Dance (Ages 16+)

    August 17, 2019, 2:30 PM - August 31, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Want to try something new? Or simply get back into dance? This class is designed to develop modern and contemporary dance techniques. Participants will engage in floor warm up and exercises, across the floor progressions, inversions, and phrase work. Participants will increase their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in modern, lyrical, and or contemporary techniques is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: Form fitting attire, socks.

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  9. Jazz Fusion Dance (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 3:45 PM - August 31, 2019, 4:45 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Work on strengthening your body through dance! The class is designed to develop studio and concert jazz techniques. Participants will engage in strength and conditioning warm up, across the floor progressions, turns and leaps sequencing, and phrase work. Participants will increase their performance skills, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in jazz technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: Form fitting attire, jazz shoes and/or socks.

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  10. Latin Fusion Dance (Ages 18+)

    August 17, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue! Participants will engage in a strength and conditioning warm up, in center and across the floor exercises, and phrase work. Participants will increase their performance skills, musicality, strength, alignment, and overall energy. This class is designed for all levels. Experience in any Latin dance technique is highly encouraged. The following attire is required for class: Form fitting attire, heels with straps for phrase work.

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  11. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    August 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 30, 2019, 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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  12. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    August 20, 2019, 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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  13. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    August 20, 2019, 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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  14. Loom Knitting Skill Building (Ages 18+)

    August 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    After completing your project in Introduction to Loom Knitting, this class is a comprehensive review of loom knitting and covers four cast-ons, four bind-offs as well as many other "must knows", abbreviations and terms about loom knitting. We will spend time practicing what we learn so you can truly make many beginner projects the FIRST time on your own! Everything is provided that is needed to practice all of the skills. Instructor Tonya Hodges is excited to share her knowledge with you! She has learned by training herself and is willing to share input not found in books to help with barriers that may arise. She has been loom knitting since 2014 and has started her own business, Learn to Loom Knit, as well.

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  15. Indian Tea Time Delights (Ages 18+)

    August 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    Enjoy light fare in the air conditioning on a hot Saturday afternoon! Learn to make Masala Chai, Vegetarian Samosa and Gujiya (a sweet snack made with cream of wheat, flour, milk and nuts). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.

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  16. Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 18+)

    August 27, 2019, 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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  17. Beginner Obedience & Good Manners (Ages 18+)

    August 27, 2019, 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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  18. Prestige Preschool Gymnastics Cheer Clinics (Ages 3-4)

    August 28, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Ready...OK! These basic cheerleading clinics are perfect for the beginner or intermediate cheerleader. We will be learning motions, stunting, dancing, jumps, tumbling, and of course working on brand new cheers! This class is sure to be a confidence booster for all participants and can be used just for fun, or to help prepare for school or recreational cheer squads. Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. Instruction by Prestige Gymnastics Staff.

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  19. Prestige Preschool Gymnastics Cheer Clinics (Ages 3-4)

    August 28, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Ready...OK! These basic cheerleading clinics are perfect for the beginner or intermediate cheerleader. We will be learning motions, stunting, dancing, jumps, tumbling, and of course working on brand new cheers! This class is sure to be a confidence booster for all participants and can be used just for fun, or to help prepare for school or recreational cheer squads. Leotard not required-just comfortable clothes and closed-toed athletic shoes. Instruction by Prestige Gymnastics Staff.

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  20. Sushi Made Simple (Ages 18+)

    August 29, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Green Ridge

    Create your own Sushi! Learn the tricks to rolling your own Maki, accompanied by an Asian long noodle salad and Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls. This class will have you going home to throw your own sushi party for your family and friends! Chef Dominic made an appearance on the fourth season of Fox Network's Hell's Kitchen. He looks forward to the opportunity to bring his family-friendly attitude, skills and good-natured cooking to you and yours!

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Main Events Calendar

  1. Green Hill Highland Games

    August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Green Hill Park

    Where can you find a ton of tartan, bold bag pipes and feats of super human strength in Roanoke County, Virginia? Plus live Celtic music. Clans, vendors, scotch tastings, a beer garden and more? Only at the 2019 Green Hill Highland Games where you'll also see some of the most outstanding kilt-donning athletes around! Both male and female athletes will challenge one another in traditional Scottish heavy athletics and strength competitions, including the Weight Throw, Scottish Hammer Throw, Stone Put and the always entertaining Caber Toss, which involves tossing a long, tapered pine log or pole end-over-end. Joining one again, will be the Women’s Elite Class, a group of female athletes who have competed nationally and internationally in highland games competitions. Come on out and cheer on the athletes and enjoy music, demonstrations, clans, food and more. Spectator admission is FREE. Media support from WFXR and The CW.

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