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Special Events

Sponsored by NCPRD and the "Y" Afterschool Program
Lots of fun , eggs, and crafts for children 11 & under
Come at 9:30 am for crafts & activities (inside)
The HUNT begins promptly at 10 am
Bring a basket or bag for each child
Separate hunt areas for ages 4 & under, 5-7, & 8-11
Date and Time: March 31st 9:30 am
Fee: Free
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: Nelson Center 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

NCPR & The "Y" Afterschool Program & Nelson 4H Extension
invite you to join us for FUN at the Nelson Center

Ages: 11 & under

Decorate & take home a pumpkin
Play games, make crafts, have FUN!
Pumpkins, games, crafts, fun activities,  treats
Date and Time: Friday, October 19 6pm - 8 pm
Fee: Free
Contact: NCPR
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

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
roussos@lynchburg.edu
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 13th, 2019 Check in: 9-11am Race start: 11:30am
Fee: $20/Solo, $35/Team of 2, $45/Team of 3 or 4, $45 for a family (Mom, Dad, kids)
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail Start: Rose Mill Trailhead End: Piney River Trailhead
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

Climbing the side of a mountain is an incredible experience, come see why so many get addicted! Urban Mountain Adventures staff and AMGA certified guides will facilitate a safe and fun environment to get out of your comfort zone, enjoy the fresh crisp air, conquer fears, and overcome the wall! The 100 foot cliff is not only a great spot for a climbing, but also a beautifully picturesque spot for those wanting to cheer their friends on! Every trip booked enables UMA to mentor at-risk youth and take them on exciting adventure trips for free. You will be helping them make a difference! Pack your lunch. Price per person: $75. Register at NCPR by Sept. 6
Date and Time: Depart 10am, Saturday, Sept. 15, return around 5pm
Fee: $75pp
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 4342637130
Location: Depart from The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

With over 140 stores, this two-story open-air retail center is a great place to explore and shop. Stores include GAP, Express, H&M, J. Crew and many more. Finish off the day with a delicious meal at The Cheesecake Factory or Maggianos. Space limited! Depart TNC at 9am, Return around 7pm. Price: $20 (transportation only). Friday, August 31. Register at NCPR by: August 27
Date and Time: Friday, August 31.
Fee: $20
Contact: NCPR
Phone: 4342637130
Location: Depart from The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

Four exhibition buildings filled with fabulous unique gifts for everyone on your list! A beautiful holiday marketplace with 500 juried exclusive exhibitors and more than 100 new exhibitors only seen at The Bizarre Bazaar®. Saturday, Dec. 1. Depart The Nelson Center at 8am, return around 6pm. Space limited. Register at NCPR by: November 16
Date and Time: Saturday, December 1. Depart at 8am, return around 6pm.
Fee: $27 (includes transportation and entry fee)
Contact: NCPR
Phone: 4342637130
Location: Depart from The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

Venture with us to Staunton to enjoy a taste of Germany at the Frontier Culture Museum. At Oktoberfest you can find traditional food, dancing, good beer, authentic music, and plenty of fun for all ages- though this trip is for 21+. Price includes museum admission, so feel free to explore the museum while we are there! Price: $27. Saturday, October 6. Depart The Nelson Center at 2pm, return around 8pm. Space limited. Register at NCPR by: September 28
Date and Time: Depart 2pm Saturday, October 6. Return around 8pm.
Fee: $27 includes transportation and museum admission
Contact: NCPR
Phone: 4342637130
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

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