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Adult Programs

Take this 2 day course to sharpen your driving skills
Age: 50 & older
You may be eligible for an insurance discount (check with your insurance company)
Call NCPRD at 434-263-7130 for more information
Date and Time: Next class scheduled for the Fall of 2016
Fee: AARP Member - $15 All others - $20
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston, VA 22949

Learn a different dance each month. No partner required.
All classes at the Nelson Center on Mondays 7:15-8
Register at the first class of each month


RUMBA May 2, 9, 16, 23
Rumba is a slow Latin dance featuring the box step. It can be danced to most slower songs..a lovely first dance for wedding couples.


Date and Time: Lessons: Mondays, 7:15 - 8 pm See dates above
Fee: $35/person
Contact: Lisa Harbin
Phone: 540-353-3036
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

Focus on conditioning the muscles of the core, including abominals, back & legs. Strengthen and tone your middle while adding strength and flexibility to all movements. Similar to a mat-based Pilates workout.

Instructor: Laurie Bennett, Five Star Fitness
Date and Time: Mondays 3:45-4:45 pm at NCHS
Wednesdays 6-7 pm Nelson Center
Fee: $40/month
Contact: Laurie Bennett
Phone: 540-456-8784
Location: Nelson County High School & The Nelson Center

Teach your dog the basic commands to be a safe and well mannered pet
For dogs 12 weeks to 7 years and all their human family
Your dog will learn to sit, come, stay, & more
The whole family is encouraged to attend.  Maximum: 10 dogs per class
Instructor: Helene Dodge, Certified Search & Rescue Dog Handler
Contact Helen to register & for more information on the class & type of leash & collar needed: 434-989-2563 or sardodge@gmail.com
Date and Time: June 7th - July 26 7:30 - 8:30 pm
8 weeks
Fee: $90
Contact: Helene Dodge
Phone: 434-989-2563
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston VA 22949


This course is required for anyone 12-15 years of age or if you have not previously purchased a regular hunting license.
Register online at the website above.
Put in your zipcode & register for the class at the Nelson Library in Lovingston
You will be required to complete several hours of self study before the class. Some material on the final test will be covered in the self study NOT during actual class time.

To be sure of passing the test and receiving a certification card, the student must either study online or study the free manual that can be picked up at NCPRD at the Nelson Center.

There will be a short midday break for lunch (bring snacks & lunch or purchase nearby).


Date and Time: TBD
Call for more information or check the VDGIF website listed above
Contact: 434-263-7130

Save $$, conserve water, reduce runoff, enjoy a convenient water source!
The workshop includes a presentation on rainwater harvesting and do it yourself assembly of each barrel (you'll take it home so it'll have to fit in your car). The barrels are 45 gallons, black recycled plastic with a locking lid. Also includes a downspout diverter to prevent overflow
Fee: $80 includes barrel & assembly kit
Offered by Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water District & NCPRD

For information & to register contact Lauriston at TJSWCD 434-975-0224 ext 107
or email lauriston.damitz@tjswcd.org
Date and Time: TBD Contact Lauriston for more information and possible classes
Fee: $80 per barrel
Contact: Lauriston Damitz
Phone: 434-975-0224 Ext 107
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

Learn to make your own silver jewelry. Each month showcases a different project.   Learn many different techniques.
All materials & tools are provided
*** Call a week before class date to register
Instructor: Liz McCormack  www.justliz.net
Date and Time: Classes will resume in the Fall
Fee: Varies with the project, most classes are $40
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston, VA 22949

Contemplative hiking and nature-inspired writing/drawing at Rockfish Valley Loop Trailhead. Experience the intersection of three awareness practices: mindfulness, walking, and creative expression in writing or drawing. Each practice enriches the others; the focus of this walk will be awakening the five senses. No writing or drawing experience necessary.
Best for adults and teens able to walk in mindful silence and to undertake a steep trail rewarded by mountain views. We’ll open and close with a discussion circle.
Proceeds go to NCPRD for outdoor activity scholarships for kids

INSTRUCTOR: Amelia Williams, PhD, experienced teacher, hiker, published poet.

Contact Amelia at 434-361-2539 to register or for more information
Date and Time: Saturday, May 7th 9 am - 12 pm
Register by May 2nd
Fee: $5 payable to Nelson County
Contact: Amelia Williams
Phone: 434-361-2539
Location: Rockfish Valley Loop Trail Trailhead
Address: Rte 151 Nellysford

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