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  1. Calendar Overlay Brambleton Center Calendar (2)
  2. Calendar Overlay Explore Park Calendar (4)
  3. Calendar Overlay Green Ridge Recreation Center Calendar (7)
  4. Calendar Overlay Main Events Calendar (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Summer Camps Calendar (2)

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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Explore Park Calendar

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

    August 3, 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. Wild About Reading - Owl Appreciation Day

    August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Explore Park

    Join our Park Naturalist and an Educator from the SW Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke for a fun and educational morning. Great non-fiction and fiction children’s books will set the stage for an encounter with education animal ambassadors from the Wildlife Center. To enhance the learning experience, we’ll have hands-on activities and if time allows, we’ll take a hike. We may even have a few surprises! Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Pre-Registration required.

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  3. Sunday Afternoon Programs with a NPS Ranger

    August 3, 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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  4. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    August 3, 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. Adult Ballet (Ages 16+)

    July 8, 2019, 7:30 PM - August 12, 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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  3. 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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  4. Intro to Kayaking: Roanoke River (ages 12+)

    August 3, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Depart from Green Ridge

    Get on the river without getting out of town! Our certified instructor will guide you through 5.5 miles of beginner-friendly kayaking on the Roanoke River, where you will take in a local natural setting that can only be enjoyed from the middle of the river! All necessary equipment including sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, and PFDs will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch, water, and sunscreen. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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  5. Medicare Decisions Made Easy (Ages 55+)

    August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge

    You have been told that you are eligible for Medicare, but what does that really mean? This educational presentation will help you understand the Medicare program and what you need to do to make the right decisions for yourself regarding your medical and prescription drug needs. Presenter: Jessica Farmer.

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  6. Self Defense Workshop (Ages 16+)

    August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    Raise your everyday awareness or just be college ready for the fall. The workshop is designed to raise awareness of everyday tasks and to protect yourself in situations. Contact will be part of the workshop so make it fun and bring a friend! Participants should wear comfortable clothes, bring water and a notebook to take notes. Michelle Behrns is not only a Tru Self Defense Instructor but also teaches kickboxing, fitness instructor and teaches Shorin Ryu.

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  7. 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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Main Events Calendar

  1. Kegs & Barrels Wine and Craft Beer Festival

    August 3, 2019, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Green Hill Park

    Join us for a day of wine and craft beer tastings from regional craftspeople. Featuring the music of 360 Band, Blue Mule and Medicinal Americana! New this year, bring the kids for a bounce house and other family activities. Ages 15 and under are free.

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Summer Camps Calendar

  1. Green Ridge Summer Day Camp

    May 28, 2019, 7:30 AM - August 8, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Green Ridge Recreation Center

    There’s no way your kids will be bored this summer, when they sign up for full day camp at Green Ridge! This program combines the ‘healthy fun’ of Green Ridge Recreation Center and Splash Valley Water Park, with the excitement of organized activities from our experienced staff. Your camper’s week will be filled with arts, crafts, sports, games, swimming at Splash Valley and indoor pool, field trips and more. All activities and two daily snacks are included in the weekly fee. Campers must pack a daily lunch, swimsuit, towel and athletic shoes. A $25 per week deposit is due at time of registration and the remaining balance will be scheduled through automatic draft of your bank card. Green Ridge members receive an additional discount per week. Participants must be RISING Kindergarteners. Sign up for all 11 full weeks of enrichment, or simply select the weeks you need. Camp will not meet May 27, July 4 and August 9.

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  2. Little Chippers Golf Camp (Ages 5-7)

    July 12, 2019, 10:15 AM - August 5, 2019, 11:15 AM @ First Tee of Roanoke

    Would you like your child to learn a sport they will be able to play for the rest of their life? If so, send them to a series of weekly one day clinics led by PGA Golf professionals from local golf courses where they will learn the proper fundamentals needed to begin playing golf. The clinics will focus on learning the grip, swing, putting, chipping, golf etiquette, and life skills. Campers are required to bring their own age appropriate equipment to camp. A limited number of prearranged loaner sets are available for free by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department.

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