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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: Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct 10-11 1-5 pm
Fee: AARP Member - $15 All others - $20
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston, VA 22949

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: Cindy Thompson
Contact Cindy to register & for more information on the class & type of leash & collar needed: 434-465-3499
Date and Time: Oct 3 - Nov. 15 6:45-7:45 pm
8 weeks
Fee: $90
Contact: Cindy Thompson
Phone: 434-465-3499
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston VA 22949

A Beginners Course for all ages

Yoga is for everyone: men, women, young anf old, stiff and the agile alike, there isn't anyone that wouldn't benefit from yoga.
The class is for beginners with a gentle approach that promotes balance and well-being, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
It will help you develop core strength, increase flexibility and range of motion, developing balance and increased body awareness.
Learn breathing techniques to decrease stress and tension.
Join us for a fun approach to discover your inner wakening to happiness, balance and healing.

Instructor: Caroline Avant, RYT  Trained in Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle with 25 years experience
Date and Time: Start February 22nd
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: Feb 22 free Then $45 for remaining 5 weeks or $12 drop in rate
Contact: Caroline Avant
Phone: 434-989-7478
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.
Go to the website above look for a class in your area. Register online.
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
Check the VDGIF website listed above

Held the 1st Saturday in May
The 7 mile race is suitable for experienced canoe & kayak paddlers.(up to Class II/III whitewater)
Location: Registration & Start - Rte 622 (S Powell's Island Rd, Arrington)
2 miles east of Tye River Road
Course subject to change due to water level)

To register go to the website below.
For more information call 263-7130
Date and Time: 1st Saturday in May
Registration 9:30-11. Race start 11 am
Fee: Check the website
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: Tye River Nelson County, VA

This race is scheduled for the 2nd Saturday in April each year

Short Race...Long on Fun Race solo or as a team of 2-4 people
Run 1.5 miles,  Paddle .75 mile, & Bike 2.5 miles
Awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers in each class
Classes: Solo-Youth, Male, Female   Team- All Male, All Female, Coed
Register online at the website listed below.
Preregistration is recommended but not required.
Date and Time: April 7th, 2018 Check in: 9-11 am Race start: 11:30 am
Fee: $20/Solo, $35/Team of 2, $45/Team of 3 or 4, $45 for a family (Mom, Dad, kids)
Contact: Emily Harper
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail Start: Rose Mill Trailhead End: Piney River Trailhead
Address: Start: 1434 Rose Mill Rd Arrington, VA 22922

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: Wednesdays 6:30- 8:30 pm
Class #1 DATE: Wed Sept. 20th
Silver Earrings wrapped in gold filled wire
Class #2 DATE: Wed Oct 18th
Twisted Wire Pendant
Class #3 DATE: Wed Nov 15th
Twisted Wire Earrings
(Projects may change if necessary)

projects to be announced
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

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