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

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

July - CHA CHA
Lessons: Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 7:15-8 pm
Make your summer sizzle.....Learn some new hot Latin dance steps

Lessons: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, 25   7:15-8 pm
The most poprualr dance in our area, the West Coast Swing is very versatile. Many different styles of music and lots of room for your own style to shine through.

September - RUMBA
Lessons: Monday, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29  7:15-8 pm
Get on the dance floor with some really smooth moves! Rumba is a slow romantic dance. It's great for any night out on the town, and it's a great first dance for a wedding couple.

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

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.

Understanding Illness from the Stress Connection
Monday, August 18 6:30-8:00   Free
Illness can be understood as a bounced energy check. In other words, more energy is being demanded of you than you have coming in to cover. So balancing the energy account to make healing possible means finding ways to get more energy coming in, and stop the leakage outward. A stressor is anything that demands energy. Even happy events can be stressful.


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

New classes will be scheduled for the Fall

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

Comments are closed.