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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: 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

CHA CHA  January 4, 11, 18, 25  Hot Latin music & moves means we must be doing the CHA CHA! Warm up your winter with some really fun dancing!

WEST COAST SWING February 1, 8, 15, 22 If you want to be able to dance anywhere, to almost any tyoe of music, you need to learn this dance.

March, April & May classes will be listed soon.


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 March 1 - April 19 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: February 21 Saturday 8 am - 3 pm
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

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 & 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, April 2nd 10:30-12 noon
Register by March 24th
Fee: $80 per barrel
Contact: Lauriston Damitz
Phone: 434-975-0224 Ext 107
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

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, May 7th 9 am - 2 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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