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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 to register by Oct 1st
Date and Time: Our next class will be offered Spring 2016
Must attend both days
Fee: AARP Member - $16 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

September- WEST COAST SWING  Monday, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
The most popular dance style right now. Loads of fun & room for your own style to shine right through, this is the dance to know!

October - COUNTRY TWO STEP  Mondays, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Get in step for this fun, high energy, party time dance. We might even throw in a couple line dances too!

November- SOCIAL DANCE Mondays, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23  (no class Nov 30)
This is a great chance to learn a few different styles of dance that will get you on the dance floor in no time...just in time for your holiday parties.

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: George Luzaich, Five Star Fitness
Date and Time: Mondays 3:45-4:45 pm
Fee: $40/month
Contact: George Luzaich
Phone: 540-456-8784
Location: Nelson County High School

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: Tuesdays October 20 - Dec 8 7:30 - 8:30 pm
8 weeks
Fee: $85
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 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: Next class date (2016) to be announced.
Call if for more information or check the VDGIF website listed above
Contact: 434-263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston, VA 22949

Parent/Child day outside

What could be better than a group walk on a trail with friends. Meet with other parents/grandparents of young children to walk the local trails

If you are interested please call NCPRD & we'll organize the first walk.
Date and Time: To be determined
Fee: Free
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail for our first walk
Address: Piney River

Contemplative hiking and nature-inspired writing/drawing at Fortune's Cove Nature Preserve. 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, October 17 9 am - 2 pm
Fee: $10 payable to Nelson County
Contact: Amelia Williams
Phone: 434-361-2539
Location: Fortune's Cove Nature Preserve

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