• Visiting us in Nelson County? Be sure to check out our Resources for Visitors •

Adult Programs

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

February - CHA CHA    Monday, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Hot Latin music and moves means we must be doing the Cha Cha! Bring your sweetheart out for a really unique and fun Valentine's Day memory.

March - HUSTLE  Monday March 2, 9, 16, 23
It's a great time to start your lessons! Histle is an easy dance to learn. We'll be using some fun music (70's oldies to contemporary)
You'll be out of the dance floor in no time!

April - WEST COAST SWING Monday April 6, 13, 20, 27
West Coast Swing is the most popular dance style right now and with good reason! It's fun and versatile. The most requested series

May - EAST COAST SWING Monday May 4, 11, 18, 25
Fast and fun, the East Coast Swing is perfect to get your summer started!

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

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: 12 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.
Date and Time: March 3rd 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $85
Contact: Helene Dodge
Phone: 434-989-2563
Location: Nelson Center

Nelson County will hold a class this spring. Date to be announced.


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 below.
Put in your zipcode & register for the class at the Nelson Center 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: TBA
Contact: 434-263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston, VA 22949

Save $$, conserve water, reduce runoff, enjoy a convenient water source!
Two workshops are offered this spring. They include 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)
Fee: $70 includes barrel & parts
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: Class 1: Saturday, March 28th 10:30 am-12 noon Register by March 13th
Class 2: Saturday, May 2nd 10:30-12 noon Register by April 24th
Fee: $70 per barrel
Contact: Lauriston Damitz
Phone: 434-975-0224 Ext 107
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

If you like to knit or crochet...Join some kindred spirits
for a "Sit & Stitch" evening!
Bring your own project
Nelson Center

Date and Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: Free
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

A morning of contemplative walking and nature-inspired writing/drawing on the scenic Rockfish Valley Loop Trail. 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. We'll open and close with a discussion circle.
Bring a light snack, water bottle, pen and small notebook and/or drawing pad and colored pencils
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 16th 9 am - 12 noon
Fee: $5 payable to Nelson County
Contact: Amelia Williams
Phone: 434-361-2539
Location: Rockfish Valley Loop Trail

Comments are closed.