May is water safety month, and it’s only fitting that we have some great events planned, including the season opening of Splash Valley Water Park. Upcoming aquatic events at Green Ridge include:
- Free Water Safety Lessons – May 11 and 18, 4 p.m.
- Free Swimming Lesson Day – May 12, 9 a.m. (register at 777-6300)
- Junior Lifeguard Information – May 22, 4 p.m.
- Splash Valley Opening Day Party – May 25, all day
You may also want to check out our 4th annual Amazing County Treasure Hunt, which kicks off at 11 a.m. on May 12 at Green Ridge. It’s a FREE geocaching game that lets your family or team use a GPS device to search for hidden “caches” and win great prizes.
Finally, schools are out in just over a month! Have you signed up for camp yet? We’ve added some new programs to our summer camp lineup.
Submitted by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Read on for more events coming up in May.
Puppy Socialization: Saturdays, starting May 5
Puppy socialization is an important part of the foundation for a happy, well adjusted adult dog. Puppies learn basic obedience commands including ‘Sit,’ ‘Down,’ ‘Stand’ and ‘Come’ in a very positively reinforced environment as well as how to accept being handled by veterinarians and people for examinations and grooming. Owners learn how to handle puppy ‘biting’ ‘nipping’ issues and receive information on how to speed up house training and prevent bad habits from developing. Information and online registration, or call 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9).
Beginning Crochet: Thursdays, starting May 10
Learn the basics of crochet including the chain stitch, and single and double crochet stitches. Once you learn the basics stitches larger items can be made at home between classes. Please bring a crochet hook and yarn to class. Four week program at Brambleton Center. Information and online registration or call 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9).
Family Canoe Trip: Saturday, May 19
Are you looking for a family activity everyone will enjoy? Well, look no further! Canoeing is a great way that all members of your family can participate in and have an excellent time doing it. Paddle along with our certified river guide down a scenic section of the James River, and enjoy quality time with your family in the outdoors. Transportation, equipment, and guides included. No experience necessary. Information and online registration, or call 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9).
Digital Photos: Exploring Manual Settings, Saturday May 26
The next step for photographers learning the exposure triangle! This class presented by the experts at the O. Winston Link museum will cover aperture, shutter speed and ISO and help you make informed choices and take more successful photos. Students need a digital SLR camera or a camera with manual capabilities to participate in this class. Information and online registration, or call 777-PLAY (7-5-2-9).
Women’s Boot Camp – Tue/Fri starting June 5
The fastest way to get your body in shape! This 6-week program combines cardio, strength, high intensity interval training and plyometrics to give you amazing results! Come prepared to work hard and break a sweat! Hurry and sign-up; the class fills up quickly! Six week program. Information and online registration, or call 777-PLAY (7-5-2-9).