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Brambleton Center Calendar

  1. Ceramics (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Whether you are new to ceramics, decorated ceramics 40 years ago, or have recently made ceramic items, we welcome you to join this class. You will purchase your molded greenware pieces from a local vendor and instruction will be provided for your level of experience. Techniques include acrylic painting, dry brush painting, glazes and under-glazes. We will fire your pieces at the Brambleton Center as you make them. This is an enjoyable and relaxing way to make many useful items for your home and for gifts. Instructor: Betsy Jenkins

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  2. Ceramics (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brambleton Center

    Whether you are new to ceramics, decorated ceramics 40 years ago, or have recently made ceramic items, we welcome you to join this class. You will purchase your molded green ware pieces from a local vendor and instruction will be provided for your level of experience. Techniques include acrylic painting, dry brush painting, glazes and under-glazes. We will fire your pieces at the Brambleton Center as you make them. This is an enjoyable and relaxing way to make many useful items for your home and for gifts. Instructor: Betsy Jenkins

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  3. Chair Assisted Yoga (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Brambleton 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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  4. Pilates & Barre (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 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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  5. Pottery - Thursday (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Brambleton Center

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  6. Fundamental Pilates (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 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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  7. Absolute Beginners Pottery (Ages 16+)

    December 19, 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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  8. Next Step Pottery (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 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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  9. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 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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  10. Flex and Flow (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

    Does your yoga practice need a lift? Try a new yoga sensation - yoga with weights! In this class, we will combine basic yoga flows with gentle weight lifting. All major muscles groups will be toned, resulting in better posture and leaner muscles. All levels welcome, although prior yoga experience is preferred. Instructor: Abby Reed.

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  11. Aikido (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brambleton Recreation Center

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

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  12. Yoga (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 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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Explore Park Calendar

  1. Illuminights!

    December 12, 2019 - January 1, 2020 @ Explore Park

    Explore your holiday spirit through a dazzling world of over 500,000 lights. Journey at your own pace on a walking tour of displays celebrating nature, fantasy, adventure and Christmas traditions. Travel down our half-mile wooded path, and take in the sights and sounds of the season. #Illuminights #ExplorePark #CenterInTheSquare While you're here, enjoy nightly marshmallow roasting or shop for artisan crafts at Explore Park's artisan Christmas market. Choose from additional family activities on select nights.

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Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar

  1. Ellis Life Guard Training (Ages 15+)

    December 19, 2019, 4:30 PM - 9:30 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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  2. Canine Good Citizen Certification (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Don't we all want our dogs to be Canine Good Citizens? Well, we can help make that happen! During this six week course, we focus on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program. The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community while stressing responsible pet ownership. The CGC test is administered on the last day of class, and all dogs who pass will receive a certificate from the AKC. Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.(Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Intermediate Obedience or have had private lessons with High Hopes.)

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  3. Therapy Dog (Ages 18+)

    December 19, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 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 six 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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