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NOVICE DOG OBEDIENCE

Eligibility: Dogs 5 ½ months and older?
Location: 415 Cambria St. C’burg (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Delete unwanted behaviors – basic dog obedience and instruction on how to train your dog. All Dogs must be de-wormed. Class on the first night will meet at 7 p.m. for lecture. No dogs the first week, just the owners.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Winter

Nov. 1

Jan. 22

Jan. 24

Wednesday

6 - 6:50 p.m.

$90

6

Winter

Nov. 1

Jan. 22

Jan. 24

Wednesday

7 - 7:50 p.m.

$90

6

INTERMEDIATE DOG OBEDIENCE

Eligibility: Dogs 6 months and older
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Pre-requisite: Dogs must have completed a novice dog obedience class. Improve the manners of your dog. Class will concentrate on walking with a leash, greeting people and other dogs nicely, coming when called and sit/down and stay.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Winter

Nov. 1

Jan. 23

Jan. 25

Thursday

6 – 6:50  p.m.

$90

6

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Eligibility: Puppies 10-17 weeks
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: This class is for puppies 10-17 weeks of age. The class is designed to get the puppy off to the right start. The puppy will learn how to interact with people by sitting to greet, how to bite nicely, etc. The puppy will play with other puppies providing socialization with other puppies. The class lessons cover how to teach sit, down, stand, walk osn leash and come. Owners will learn how to teach their puppy in a positive and proactive manner. They will learn how to deal with the typical puppy problems: chewing, barking, mouthing, jumping up, etc. Each week are discussion topics related to raising your puppy. The topics include housebreaking, nutrition grooming, and health care. This is a 6 week course. The puppy comes to all classes. All family or house members are encouraged to come to class.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Winter

Nov. 1

Jan. 23

Jan. 25

Thursday

7 - 8 p.m.

$90

6

LUNCH BUNCH

Additional Information: Join us for our monthly lunch outings to various restaurants in the area.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch and any additional expenses.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Sept. 5 – Dec. 6

18 & over

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Leave Rec. Center at 10:00 a.m.

$5/$10

River & Rail - Roanoke


VIRGINIA FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING (CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT COURSE)

Eligibility:  Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Classroom 2/Multi-Purpose Room 2                
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 50
Additional Information: This class offered by Southwest Virginia Firearms Instruction is a Classroom Based Firearms Safety Course designed to meet the requirements set forth in SP-248 Application for a Concealed Carry Permit.  Upon completing the course, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion and can then go apply for a permit at the courthouse.   This class has been approved by the Honorable Robert M. D. Turk, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge for the training requirement portion of the application.  The instructor is both Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Certified General Instructor, as well as a Certified Firearms Instructor.  The instructor is a current law enforcement officer.  Must show valid EMS Identification upon registration to receive EMS discount.

  Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Oct. 2-Nov. 16

Ages 18 and over

Sunday, Nov. 19

3 – 5 p.m.

$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others

BODY FAT TESTING

Eligibility: Ages 16 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Fee: $5 – Pay at the class (correct change or check)
Maximum: 10
Additional Information: Come and learn how much of your body weight is body fat. Testing is private and results are confidential. Wear loose comfortable clothes (preferably shorts and t-shirt).

Date

Time

Monday, Nov. 13

Between 6 – 8 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 4

Between 6 – 8 p.m.


SAFE KIDS NRV COALITION

Co-Sponsored By: Carilion, Christiansburg Recreation Dept. and Christiansburg Fire Dept.
Location: Christiansburg Fire Dept. Bay
Additional Information: Come by the Fire Dept. to make sure you have your car seat installed properly. Keep your kids safe!!

Date

Time

TR/NR

Thursday,  Nov. 30

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, Dec. 28

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE

Thursday, Jan. 25

4 – 6 p.m.

FREE


 
DIABETES FOCUSED SHOPPING TOUR

Eligibility: Ages 18 and up
Location: Christiansburg Kroger
Minimum:  3         Maximum: 6
Additional Information:  Are you trying to follow a diabetic diet, but feel overwhelmed when shopping for food or preparing meals?  Join Beth Richey, MS,RD for a guided tour designed to answer all your questions.  During our time together we will discuss appropriate food for a diabetic diet, what departments or aisles should be your main focus, how to portion and combine food to optimize blood sugar control, and how to read a food label for your specific needs.  Each participant will receive a packet on how to eat for diabetes including a sample menu, a shopping list based on our tour, and recipes to get you started.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

 Date

Time

FEE

Dec.

Nov. 1

Nov. 30

Tuesday, Dec. 5

10 – 11 a.m.

$15


CHILD FINGERPRINTING

Co-Sponsored By: Christiansburg Recreation Dept. and Christiansburg Police Dept.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Lobby
Additional Information:  Come by the Recreation Department and have your child fingerprinted for your files in case of an emergency. 

Date

Time

Fee

Monday, Nov. 13

10 a.m. – noon

FREE

Monday, Jan. 22

10 a.m. – noon

FREE

SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW

Additional Info:  Oh what fun it is!  Join us for a day of Christmas shopping at the many booths to find just that right Christmas present or something special for yourself.   Price includes transportation, and admission to the show.  Lunch will be on your own at the show.   We will arrive at approximately 10 a.m. and will depart at 3 p.m. to return home.    Pre-register.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Sept. 5 – Nov. 1

21 and over

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Leave Rec. Center at 6:30 a.m.

$25

Charlotte, NC.

TRADER JOE’S

Additional Info:  We will travel to Trader Joe’s where they have great produce, great prices and a lot of healthy options at exceptional everyday prices. At Trader Joes you won’t find a lot of branded items; instead, you’ll discover unconventional and interesting products.  Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. Pre-register.
Minimum: 6  Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Sept. 5 – Nov. 13

21 and over

Monday, Nov. 20

Leave Rec. Center at 7:30 a.m.

$10/$20

Charlottesville, Va.

HOLIDAY HIGH TEA

Location: Palisades Restaurant – Eggleston, VA                            
Minimum: 8          Maximum: 16
Additional Information:    Get in the festive spirit at the Palisades Restaurants annual “Holiday High Tea.” Enjoy tasty pastries, scones, cookies and finger sandwiches while sipping on delicious tea. Price includes: transportation, food, tea, taxes and gratuity.

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1-Nov. 28

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Leave the Rec. Center at 12:30 p.m.

$23

WOHLFHART HAUS CHRISTMAS

Additional Information: Enjoy and delicious Holiday feast before you are completely immersed in the Christmas season.  This original production is stuffed with all the Christmas songs you know and love, as well as dazzling dance numbers and beautiful costumes!  This fun-filled Holiday production also features a breath-taking Nativity, which is sure to put the whole family in the Christmas Spirit.  Don’t’ miss Virginia’s favorite Christmas tradition!
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1-Nov. 28

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Leave the Rec. Center at 12:30 p.m.

$23

BOOK SWAP

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8-5:00PM at least 2 days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 5:15PM on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy.

 Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Dec. 6

Tuesday, Dec. 12

5:15p.m.

$1 non-refundable

SUPPER CLUB

Additional Information: Join us for a Supper Club outing to a restaurant in the area.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own supper. 
Minimum: 5        Maximum: 8                                                     

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Sept. 5 – Dec. 28

18 & over

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Leave Recreation Center at 3:15 p.m.

$5/$10

Harbor Inn Seafood

Salem, VA

SAM/ALDI TRIP

Additional Information: Start your morning with breakfast at Golden Corral and then on to shopping at SAMS Club and Aldi grocery store.
Minimum: 5       Maximum: 8                                                      

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Sept. 5 – Jan. 2

18 & over

Thursday, Jan. 4

Leave Recreation Center at 8 a.m.

$5/$10

Roanoke, VA