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Youth Programs

Learn ballet technique & terminology. Gain a foundation for further dance study, strength and agility, and enjoyment of the art of dance.
Classes include: Stretching, exercises at barre, Centre Exercises, Creative Dance exercises, & Allegro
PRE-BALLET:  Ages 5-6
BEGINNING BALLET: Ages 7-11
ATTIRE: Leotard, tights or white socks, ballet shoes
Class size: Minimum - 6 Maximum-10
For more information contact Denise
Date and Time: Contact Denise if you are interested in taking a class
Pre-Ballet
Beginner Ballet
Fee: $40/4 weeks
Contact: Denise McClanahan
Phone: 434-882-4072
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston va 22949

Learn the beginning skills of this great sport. Ages 9+ from 4pm-5pm at The Nelson Center on Aug. 22, Sept. 5, 26, Oct. 3 In partnership with Nelson County 4-H
Register at NCPR ASAP!
Date and Time: 4pm-5pm at The Nelson Center on Aug. 22, Sept. 5, 26, Oct. 3
Fee: $15
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 4342637130
Location: The Nelson Center
Address: PO Box 442

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: 6:45pm-7:45pm Tuesday evenings September 4 - October 23
Fee: $90
Contact: Cindy Thompson
Phone: 434-465-3499
Location: The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston VA 22949

Beginner & Advanced Beginner. Fundamentals, conditioning and positive progression of exercises and skill development. (Limit: 8 per class). Develop coordination, motor skills, flexibility, & strength through fun, structured activities. Join anytime.
Director & Instructor Beth Morazes has more than 30 years experience.
Date and Time: Please contact instructor
Fee: $40/month $50/month for Advanced Beginner
Contact: Beth Morazes
Phone: 434-263-8174
Location: Nelson Center

A fun class for ages 3-5. Progressive movement and basic gymnastic skills.  Develop coordination, motor skills, flexibility, & strength through fun, structured activities. Join anytime. Class size is limited so call now
Director & Instructor:  Beth Morazes has more than 30 years experience.
Date and Time: Please contact instructor
Fee: $40/month Beginner
Contact: Beth Morazes
Phone: 434-263-8174
Location: Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston

Ages 18-36 months with an adult. Guided play and exercise designed to increase flexibility, coordination, and motor skills. (Limit 10 per class). Develop coordination, motor skills, flexibility, & strength through fun, structured activities. Join anytime.
Director & Instructor Beth Morazes has more than 30 years experience.
Date and Time: Please contact instructor
Fee: $40/month
Contact: Beth Morazes
Phone: 434-263-8174
Location: Nelson Center

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

Come play- old school! The FCM will share games from the past. Games may include hoop & stick, quoits, graces, trapball, and more. Patrons should dress comfortably for activity. Family program. Free! please call us to let us know you are coming: 434.263.7130
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am on August 29
Fee: Free
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 4342637130
Location: The Nelson Center
Address: PO Box 442

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/new/

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
Fee: FREE

Enjoy a nice glass of juice as you to create a painted masterpiece. From 2pm-6pm at The Nelson Center on Nov. 17.
In partnership with Nelson County 4-H. Price: $25. Register at NCPR by Nov. 9
Date and Time: 2pm-6pm on Nov. 17
Fee: $25
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 4342637130
Location: The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

Cooking class for ages 9 and up. Children will learn knife techniques, cooking tips and be well on their way to being the next iron chef! From 4pm-6pm at The Nelson Center on Sept. 11, 18, 25.
In partnership with Nelson County 4-H Price: $15. Register at NCPR by Sept. 4
Date and Time: 4pm-6pm at The Nelson Center on Sept. 11, 18, 25
Fee: Price: $15
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 4342637130
Location: The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

Are you crazy for Legos?! We sure are. We’d love to build and create with you. Ages 9+ from 4pm-5:30pm at The Nelson Center on Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 8
In partnership with Nelson County 4-H . Price: $15. Register at NCPR by Aug. 29
Date and Time: 4-5:30pm Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 8
Fee: $15
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 4342637130
Location: The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

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

WHOO will be the first to hear an owl as we bike the VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail??
Meet at the Piney River Depot Trailhead for a guided ride.
Suitable for ages 10 & up. MUST be a capable bike rider.
We will be riding in the dark.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Limited to 10 riders  Preregistration required at NCPR.

Provide your own bike

Call 434.263.7130 for more information

 
Date and Time: Saturday, September 22 at 6:30pm
Fee: $5
Contact: NCPR
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail Piney River Trailhead

Each student will complete a painting of the instructors choosing in the time allotted. No experience needed just a desire to create. All supplies included. Instruction given by Kim Page, owner of Pages Palette in Afton. Ages 8+ Sept: Cityscape 1pm-4pm, Saturday, Sept. 22 at The Nelson Center. Oct: The Great Pumpkin 1pm-4pm, Saturday, Oct 13 at The Nelson Center. Price: $37 per class. Includes all supplies. Register at NCPR a week prior to each class.
Date and Time: Sept: Cityscape 1pm-4pm, Saturday, Sept. 22
Oct: The Great Pumpkin 1pm-4pm, Saturday, Oct 13
Fee: $37 per class
Contact: Claire Richardson
Phone: 4342637130
Location: The Nelson Center
Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy

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

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