Special Interest Programs

NOVICE DOG OBEDIENCE   

Eligibility: Dogs 5 1/2 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 for lecture. No dogs the first week, just the owner. . Only 1 person per dog allowed in the building for class.  Masks are required.    Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8                                  This is a six week class. 

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeTR/NR
Mar. 29
May 17
May 19
Wednesday
6 - 6:50 p.m.
$120
Mar. 29
May 17
May 19
Wednesday
7 - 7:50 p.m.
$120
May 24
July 9
July 14
Wednesday
6 - 6:50 p.m.
$120
May 24
July 9
July 14
Wednesday
7 - 7:50 p.m.
$120
July 19
Sept. 3
Sept. 8
Wednesday
6 - 6:50 p.m.
$120
July 19
Sept. 3
Sept. 8
Wednesday
7 - 7:50 p.m.
$120


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 on 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 six week course. The puppy comes to all classes. Only 1 person per dog allowed in the building for class.  Masks are required.                       Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8             This is a six week class.

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeTR/NR
April 1
May 17
May 20
Thursday
6 - 7 p.m.
$120
May 24
July 12
July 15
Thursday
6 - 7 p.m.
$120
July 19
Sept. 3
Sept. 9
Thursday
6 - 7 p.m.
$120


NOSE WORK LEVEL 1    

Eligibility: Dogs any age that can use their nose to find something
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Nose Work or Scent Work is a fun sport for the dog and handler. This class helps build the bond between the dog and the handler. This class is for any age of dog that can use their nose to find something. We will teach the dogs first to search for food or toys.  Only 1 person per dog allowed in the building for class. Masks are required.      Minimum: 6          Maximum: 8         This is a six week class.

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeTR/NR
April 1
May 18
May 20
Thursday
7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
$120


INTRODUCTION TO SCENT WORK   

Eligibility: Dogs any age that can use their nose to find something.
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Nose Work or Scent Work is a fun sport for the dog and handler. This class helps to build the bond between the dog and the handler. This class is for any age of dog that can use their nose to find something. We will teach the dogs first to search for food or toy. Requirements: Dogs will work out of their crates There is a crating area if handlers bring a crate. Dogs must be quiet in their crates. Only 1 person per dog allowed for class. Masks are required. Classes will meet outside, weather permitting.     Minimum: 6 Maximum: 8    

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeTR/NRWeeks
May 24July 12July 15Thursday7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
$1206


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. Only 1 person per dog allowed for class. Masks are required. Classes will meet outside, weather permitting.    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 8

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeTR/NRWeeks
July 19Sept. 3Sept. 9Thursday7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
$1206


PEDIATRIC CPR/AED CERTIFICATION COURSE   

Eligibility: Ages 18 and up
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Additional Information: The American Red Cross CPR/AED programs help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to injured or ill CHILDREN and INFANTS while advanced medical care is on the way. This class will teach Pediatric CPR/AED skills and offer proficiency on manikins to earn an ARC certification valid for 2 years. Each participant will have his/her own manikin and disposable face shield while following safe distancing and disinfecting procedures.                                   Minimum: 4            Maximum: 6

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeTR/NR
April 1
April 29
May 11
Tuesday
3 - 7 p.m.
$50


FIRST AID CERTIFICATION COURSE      

Additional Information: First Aid training can help save lives before advanced medical care can arrive by employing simple techniques to comfort and reduce conditions that could become life threatening. No CPR will be taught in this course, but demonstration of skills will result in an American Red Cross certification valid for 2 years. Each participant will have his/her own supplies to practice on an inanimate object such as a pool noodle or manikin.  Safe distancing and disinfecting procedures will be followed.   Minimum: 4            Maximum: 6                         Eligibility: Ages 18 & over

Reg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateLocationTimeTR/NR
April 1
May 13
Tuesday, May 18
Classroom 1
3 - 7 p.m.
$50


HIKES                  

Additional Information: Join us for some exercise in the beautiful outdoors! Transportation is not provided, please meet at the designated hiking spot. Must Pre-register.  Minimum: 3 Maximum: 8   **hobo lunch included afterwards at the Rec Center. 

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
April 1 - May 26Tuesday, June 1Pandapas Pond **Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 9:30 a.m.$7/$14


MONTGOMERY-FLOYD REGIONAL LIBRARY AT THE REC. CENTER                    

Additional Information: : Miss the library? Want to save a trip? We’ll have books available for checkout, library cards, and information about the library to access while visiting the Recreation Center.    Location: Outside in front of the Recreation Center

DateTimeFee
Tuesday, May 252:30 - 4:30 p.m.Free
Tuesday, June 292:30 - 4:30 p.m.Free
Tuesday, July 272:30 - 4:30 p.m.Free
Tuesday, August 312:30 - 4:30 p.m.Free


LUNCH BUNCH "MEET & EAT OUTSIDE DINING"                   

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 providing their own transportation. Must Pre-Register to be included in the lunch count. Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
April 12 - June 3
Monday, June 7
Tea & Jam-Blacksburg
Meet at restaurant @ 11 a.m.
Free
April 12 - July 14
Wednesday, July 21
Mama Maria's-Salem
Meet at restaurant @ 11 a.m.
Free
April 12 - Aug. 18
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Bull & Bones-Cburg
Meet at restaurant @ 11 a.m.
Free
April 12 - Sept. 7
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Tye Dye Pig-Radford
Meet at restaurant @ 11 a.m.
Free



PREPARING YOUR HOUSE TO SELL                        

Additional Information: Learn things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your home selling value. Must Pre-register. Masks are required.

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 1 - May 6Tuesday, May 115:30 - 6:30 p.m.Free


INNOVAGE PACE                       

Additional Information: Noble Senior Living at Christiansburg proudly partners with InnovAge PACE, which stands for Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. Join us for light refreshments and a presentation with Tracy Davis, Eligibility & Enrollment Coordinator, who will explain how our partnership can keep your loved one in the community while participating in the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly. Pre-register.

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 21 - May 4Tuesday, May 116 - 7:30 p.m.Free; pre-register


VIRGINIA FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING                      

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 the 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.   Ages: 18 & over    Minimum: 6    Maximum: 15

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
May 3 - Sept. 15
Sunday, Sept. 19
Multipurpose Rm. 2
3 - 5 p.m.
$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others


INTRO TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING                               

Additional Information: Join us on Claytor Lake for our Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) class. This one hour class will provide instruction on the basics of paddle stroke, balancing and positioning on the board, turning and board movement. This class will consist of both dry land and on water instruction. Once you have mastered the ba- sic skills, your instructor will take the group on a short paddle board tour on Claytor Lake. This class is the perfect way to get started paddling the right way and experience the fastest growing watersport. The class will be fun and informative while you improve your balance skills and workout your core muscles. The class fee includes instruction and all rental equipment needed for the class. The class is taught by Mountain 2 Island Paddleboards, Kayaks and Boat Rentals. Participants provide their own transportation to the marina.

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 1 - May 12Tuesday, May 186:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - June 9Tuesday, June 156:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - July 14Tuesday, July 206:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - Aug. 11Tuesday, Aug. 176:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - Sept. 15Tuesday, Sept. 216:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15


BEGINNING KAYAKING                              

Additional Information: This class provides the basic skills and safety techniques needed to paddle a kayak on flat water. The class will cover launching techniques, paddling terminology, basic paddle strokes, kayaking safety and trip planning. This is a fun and informative kayaking class followed by a short kayaking tour along the shores of Claytor Lake. All equipment is provided: single person kayak, paddle and personal floatation device. The class is taught by Mountain 2 Island Paddleboards, Kayaks and Boat Rentals.  Location: Claytor Lake Rock House Marina - 3776 Rock House Road, Pulaski

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 1 - May 19Tuesday, May 256:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - June 16Tuesday, June 226:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - July 21Tuesday, July 276:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - Aug. 18Tuesday, Aug. 246:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15
April 1 - Sept. 22Tuesday, Sept. 286:30 - 7:30 p.m.$15


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT                             

Additional Information: Come out and join us in a friendly cornhole tournament. Tournament. Pre-register.

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 12 - May 18Tuesday, May 2510 a.m.$10 includes lunch


FOUR LEVELS OF WELLNESS                            

Additional Information: Living your BEST, or a better life can start with improving in your overall wellness. Wellness as meaning being healthy in many dimensions of our lives. By taking the step to become more intentional with sleep, nutrition, exercise and with positive self- talk can truly be life changing. Go from feeling hopeless and dreadful to hopeful and joyful every day! Join Moe as she shares some simple tips in these four areas that will improve your out- look and positivity in your life. Participants must pre-register.

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 1 - June 16Monday, June 215:45 - 6:45 p.m.Free


TOWERS SHOPPING                           

Additional Information: Meet us at Towers Shopping Plaza for some shopping. Lunch will be on your own at one of the many restaurants. Participants must drive themselves. Pre-register.

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 12 - June 16Tuesday, June 2810 a.m. Free; pre-register


CITRUS CANDLES                          

Additional Information: Don’t throw out your out your lemons, limes, oranges or other citrus fruit, instead turn them into candles. Pre-register. The program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation 

RegistrationDateTimeFee
May 3 - June 25Monday, July 1210 a.m. $5 includes all supplies


EASY DIY TEA TOWELS                         

Additional Information:  Learn how to make personalized tea towels using rubber stamps, paint and transfers.  Pre-register.

RegistrationDateTimeFee
May 3 - July 20Tuesday, July 2711 a.m.Free; pre-register


SAMS TRIP/LUNCH                        

Additional Information: Enjoy shopping at SAMS Club and the surrounding stores. There are many nearby restaurants for you to choose from for lunch. Participants are responsible for paying for their own meal and providing their own transportation. Must Pre-Register.          

RegistrationDateTimeFeeLocation
April 12 - Aug 11Monday, Aug. 1610 a.m.FreeRoanoke


EASY DIY BASKET                       

Additional Information: Join us in making an easy basket to use around your house or give to a friend. Pre-register.             

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 12 - Aug 11Wednesday, Aug. 1810 a.m.$5 includes all supplies


STEP BY STEP HOME BUYERS CLASS               

Additional Information: Join Rachel as she gives you helpful tips to be aware of when purchasing a home. Must Pre-register. Masks are required.  Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6    Location: Classroom 1

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
April 1 - Aug. 19
Age 18 & overTuesday, Aug. 24
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.Free


GRANDPARENTS DAY CRAFT                      

Additional Information: Celebrate grandparent’s day with your grandchild/children creating a kite to enjoy outdoors or indoors. Pre-register.                        

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
April 12 - Sept. 1Wednesday, Sept. 811 a.m. Grandparents and children ages 3 - 5Free; pre-register


BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE -VIRTUAL PROGRAM                     

Additional Information: Discover great recipes by throwing in your favorite mix of sweet juices, tangy fruits, fresh vegetables, and surprise ingredients to create easy breakfast on the go or fast snack. Pre-register.                               

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 12 - Sept. 15Wednesday, Sept. 2211 a.m. Free; pre-register


SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES                       

Additional Information: Social Media has become a huge part of interacting and sharing with others. It helps keep long distance friends and family members connected. This series will explore the many mediums that help us express our lives to the online world. Instructors: Amy Southall, Public Relations Specialist   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room

FACEBOOK                        

Additional Information: First, we will give an overview of the features and use of Facebook, one of the first social media sites and longest running. We’ll help you create an account, learn how to adjust your privacy settings, and teach you how to share content about your life with friends. We’ll even discuss the use of Facebook stories and filters. Participants must pre-register.  Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6    Ages: 18 & over

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
April 1 - June 25Wednesday, June 30Senior Activities Rm. 3 - 4:30 p.m.$2TR/$4NR


TIKTOK, INSTAGRAM & SNAPCHAT                         

Additional Information: In this class, we’ll focus on Tiktok, Instagram and Snapchat. Do you like taking photos and want to share them with the world? Then come learn about Instagram. Want to take silly pictures using filters? We’ll teach you the similarities and difference between Instagram stories and Snapchat stories. Like taking fun videos or just want to know how to watch viral trends? We’ll show you how on TikTok, the fastest growing app of 2020, and how those videos are often incorporated and shared for even more views. Participants must pre-register.  Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6                     Ages: 18 & over

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
April 1 - July 23Wednesday, July 28Senior Activities Rm. 3 - 4:30 p.m.$2TR/$4NR


TWITTER & REDDIT                          

Additional Information: In this class, we’ll be discussing blog-style social media platforms like Twitter and Reddit. Want to share your thoughts with the world or live-tweet commentary of events? Then Twitter is the social media plat- form for you! Or are you interested in sharing a common hobby with other people around the world? Reddit allows you to communicate on a thread about topics like movies, books, games and more! Participants must pre-register. Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6  Ages: 18 & over

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
April 1 - Aug. 18Wednesday, Aug. 25Senior Activities Rm.3 - 4:30 p.m.$2TR/$4NR


PINTEREST WITH FOOD & CRAFT                           

Additional Information: Always wanted to get into cooking or crafting, but you weren’t sure where to start? Well, Pinterest is the place for you! This platform allows you to search picture content that takes you to recipes or how-to tutorials. You pin posts that are of interest to you or your board so you can remake that delicious recipe and recom- mend that fun craft to others. Participants must pre-register.  Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6   Ages: 18 & over

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
April 1 - Sept. 24Wednesday, Sept. 29Senior Activities Rm.3 - 4:30 p.m.$2TR/$4NR