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  1. Calendar Overlay Brambleton Center Calendar (15)
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Brambleton Center Calendar

  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 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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Explore Park Calendar

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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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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