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Adult Programs

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

February 2014 - WEST COAST SWING & TANGO
Mondays: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
Most popular music and those great bluesy tunes are West Coast favorites and the is no mistaking the dramatic Tango sound. These are must know dances!

Mondays, March  3, 10, 17, 24
East Coast Swing, sister dance to the Jitterbug, will get you moving and jiving. Night Club 2 Step will get you through all the slow songs. A perfect pair! .

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21, 28
West Coast Swing is the most popular dance style right now. It's fun and versatile. Country 2 Step is an easy fun way to get moving around the dance floor

May 2014 - WALTZ & HUSTLE
Mondays,  May 5, 12, 19, 27
Float around the room with a lovely slow waltz... then jazz it up with the quick paced hustle. A great combination to get you moving and grooving!
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 leach & collar needed: 434-989-2563.
Date and Time: Contact Helene Dodge for information about the next class
Fee: $85
Contact: Helene Dodge
Phone: 434-989-2563
Location: Nelson Center

If you like to knit or crochet...Join some kindred spirits
for a "Sit & Stitch" evening!
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting March 19th
Date and Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month starting March 19th
6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: Free
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

Save $$, conserve water, reduce runoff, enjoy a convenient water source!
This 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)
Fee: $60 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: Saturday, March 29th 3:30-5 pm
Fee: $60
Contact: Lauriston Damitz
Phone: 434-975-0224 Ext 107
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

Instructor: Roxanne Louise, Hypnotherapist (winner of 5 hypnosis awards), Reiki Master, Dowser, & Author of several books on hypnosis, Reiki, dowsing and self help. Don't suffer needlessly! Learn and apply techniques for relief and even complete resolution on your own long-standing issues. These classes are designed to empower you for a lifetime! Most classes include handouts. For more information and to register for any of these classes call  Roxanne at 434-263-4337.

Dowsing-Not Just for Water!
Monday, March 3  6:30-8:00 pm | Free  Postponed until March 31st   Sign up now!
Learn about the ancient practice of dowsing that has been used not just to locate  water, but also gold, mineral ores, lost objects, missing persons, and more. Dowsing can also be applied to profound emotional healing and to brainstorm strategies for anything including business and health. Locate the root cause of mental, emotional or physical problems. Roxanne Louise is author of Therapeutic Dowsing and Telepathic Healing.

Hypnosis; What is it really?
Monday, April 7  6:30-8:30 pm | Free
Is it magic, mind control, the work of the devil? Can a person be hypnotized to do anything, even against their will? Can a person be hypnotized to stop overeating and presto-- instant willpower? Hypnotherapist, Roxanne Louise, will clear away the common misperceptions about and clarify what it really is at this fun, information packed 2 hour lecture/demonstration! Experience it safely for yourself!

REIKI: Healing at your fingertips!
Monday, March 24  6:30-8:00 pm   FREE
Reiki is easy to learn, simple to do, yet a profoundly healing tool to use for yourself, friends and family, animals, plants, indeed all life forms. It is a form of energy healing brought from Japan over 70 years ago, and is usually done as a laying on of hands. However Reiki healing energy can also be sent over a distance to help others, and to address the root cause of problems. It heals on all levels--physical, mental, emotional and spiritual! Here is something you can do to comfort and assist your loved ones instead of feeling helpless. Come and experience it.

Date and Time: See the dates & times listed by each class
Fee: See the fees listed by each class
Contact: Roxanne Louise
Phone: 434-263-4337
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

Learn to make sterling silver jewelry. Each class offers a different project. Learn many different techniques.
Instructor: Liz McCormack  (www.justliz.net).
All classes are held at the Nelson Center
Preregistration required at least a week in advance, call 263-7130

Class :  Tuesday, January 28th  6:30-8:30 pm
Project: Faceted Ring & Simple Bangle Bracelet   $40

Class: Tuesday, February 25th 6:30-8:30 pm
Project: Wire Wrapping Seas Glass  $40
Register by Feb 21

Class: March 25th 6:30-8:30 pm
Project: Learn Table Top Soldering while making a piece a jewelry  $40
Register by March 21

Class: April 29th 6:30-8:30 pm
Project: Riveting Technique $40
Register by April 25


If you are interested in taking a class, please call or email NCPRD to get on the email distribution list.
Date and Time: See class information
Fee: Varies with the project
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
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
LOCATION: Rockfish Valley Loop Trail  Meet at the Trailhead Parking on Rte 151 at the Hurricane Camille display kiosk.

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 17th 9 am to Noon
Fee: $5 payable to Nelson County
Contact: Amelia Williams
Phone: 434-361-2539

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