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The Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Arts programs offer a wide variety of classes for children, teens, and adults to assist participants in exploring their creative side. Whether your interested in drawing, painting, dance, stained glass, pottery, knitting, or multi-media art classes and programs, chances are Lynchburg Parks and Recreation offers it! All Arts programs are held at our community centers throughout Lynchburg City where participants have the chance to explore both basic and more advanced techniques with experienced instructors.  

Crafts
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Screen Printing for Beginners
Templeton Center
2/16/2023 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 14+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Seed Paper Valentines
Templeton Center
2/7/2023 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
Dance
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Adult Ballet & Modern Dance
Miller Center
1/18/2023 - 5/10/2023 Wed Start: 7:15 PM
Ages: 18+
$120.00 LR | $135.00
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Adult Beginner Ballet & Modern Dance
Miller Center
1/18/2023 - 5/10/2023 Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$120.00 LR | $135.00
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Basic Tap Dance
Miller Center
3/9/2023 - 5/4/2023 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$60.00 LR | $75.00
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Beginner Tap Dance
Miller Center
1/19/2023 - 2/23/2023 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 13+
$45.00 LR | $56.00
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Children's Afro-Caribbean
Templeton Center
1/23/2023 - 5/8/2023 Mon Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4–7
$105.00 LR | $120.00
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Children's Ballet & Modern Dance
Miller Center
1/18/2023 - 5/10/2023 Wed Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 4–5
$120.00 LR | $135.00
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Children's Ballet & Modern Dance
Miller Center
1/18/2023 - 5/10/2023 Wed Start: 5:15 PM
Ages: 6–8
$120.00 LR | $135.00
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Children's Tap Dance
Miller Center
1/19/2023 - 5/4/2023 Thu Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4–6
$120.00 LR | $135.00
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Fairview Line Dance
Fairview Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Hula Hoop Dance
Riverside Park
4/28/2023 - Fri Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 14+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Line Dance Celebration
Miller Park
5/19/2023 - Fri Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$5.00
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Preschool Ballet
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 3–5
$33.00 LR | $41.00
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Senior Advanced Beginner Tap
Miller Center
1/10/2023 - 5/9/2023 Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$103.00 LR | $88.00
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Soul Line Dance w/Micky
Diamond Hill Center
Varies - Mon Start: Varies
Ages: 12+
FREE
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Square Dance at the Aviary
Miller Park
4/14/2023 - Fri Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 12+
$7.00
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Teen & Adult Afro-Caribbean Dance
Templeton Center
1/23/2023 - 5/8/2023 Mon Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$105.00 LR | $120.00
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Tween Afro-Caribbean Dance
Templeton Center
1/23/2023 - 5/8/2023 Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8–11
$105.00 LR | $120.00
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Western Square Dance
Templeton Center
3/30/2023 - Thu Start: 2:00 PM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Music
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Music & Memories with the Lynchburg Symphony
Templeton Center
3/14/2023 | 4/27/2023 - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 50+
FREE
Needle Arts
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Knit or Knot Knitting Group
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Painting/Drawing
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Acrylic Paint Night
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Acrylic Paint Night: Cozy Cabin
Templeton Center
1/24/2023 - 1/24/2023 Tue Start: 6:30PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Acrylic Paint Night: Red Roses
Templeton Center
2/28/2023 - 2/28/2023 Tue Start: 6:30PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Acrylic Paint Night: Succulents
Templeton Center
4/25/2023 - 4/25/2023 Tue Start: 6:30PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Afternoon Acrylics: Mabry Mill
Templeton Center
3/16/2023 - 3/16/2023 Thu Start: 1:30PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Afternoon Acrylics: Snowy Fox
Templeton Center
1/19/2023 - 1/19/2023 Thu Start: 1:30PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Galentine's Brunch & Paint
Templeton Center
2/13/2023 - 2/13/2023 Mon Start: 1:30PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Landscape Painting in Oils
Templeton Center
1/17/2023 - 1/17/2023 Tue Start: 1:30PM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $48.00
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Landscape Painting in Oils
Templeton Center
2/21/2023 - 2/21/2023 Tue Start: 1:30PM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $48.00
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Landscape Painting in Oils
Templeton Center
3/21/2023 - 3/21/2023 Tue Start: 1:30PM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $48.00
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Landscape Painting in Oils
Templeton Center
4/18/2023 - 4/18/2023 Tue Start: 1:30PM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $48.00
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Mother's Day Paint Night
Miller Center
5/12/2023 - 5/12/2023 Fri Start: 6:00PM
Ages: 5+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Pastels for Beginners
Templeton Center
3/14/2023 - 3/14/2023 Tue Start: 6:00PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Watercolors Express Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
Pottery
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Ceramic Hanging Planter
Jackson Heights
4/28/2023 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Children's Pottery
Jackson Heights
3/14/2023 - 4/4/2023 Tue Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 7–13
$45.00 LR | $55.00
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Couples Pottery Night
Jackson Heights
Varies - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$80.00 LR | $95.00
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Family Pottery Night | Ring in the New Year
Jackson Heights
1/27/2023 - Fri Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Open Studio
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 per session OR $132.00 8-session punch card
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Pottery Level 1 | Beginner
Jackson Heights
Varies - Mon | Tues Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
$160.00 LR | $175.00
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Pottery Level 2 | Intermediate
Jackson Heights
1/11/2023 - 3/1/2023 Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
$170.00 LR | $185.00
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Pottery Mixed Level
Jackson Heights
Varies - Tue | Wed Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$170.00 LR | $185.00
Stained Glass
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Stained Glass Jewelry
Jackson Heights
3/24/2023 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $30.00
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Stained Glass Panel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$175.00 LR | $190.00

Athletics

The Athletics program of the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department provides exciting team sports and programs for all ages throughout the community. We focus on good sportsmanship, team play, and fun activities for all participants. Whether you’re looking for competitive play or just plain fun, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation has leagues and athletic programs to suit all players! Learn more about our programs and athletics partners below.

Partner Organizations

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation partners with the following athletic organizations to offer additional programming for our citizens. Learn more about our Partner Organizations and visit their websites by visiting the links below.

Blue Ridge Lacrosse Club
Central Virginia United
Challenged Sports Exchange
Girls on the Run
Healthy Kids Running Series
Lynchburg Little League Baseball
Southwest Virginia Association Hill City Football & Cheerleading

Adult Athletics
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Adult Softball | Coed & Men's
Peaks View Park
Varies - Varies Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$450.00 Team | + $15.00 per non-resident
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Pickleball Open Gym
City Armory
Varies - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$40.00 LR | $50.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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50+ Softball Pick Up Games
Peaks View Park Field 1
4/5/2023 - 10/25/2023 Wed Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00 Monthly
Youth Athletics
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Basketball Instructional Program
City Armory
1/7/2023 - 2/25/2023 Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 6–8
$40.00 LR | $55.00
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Gaga Ball
Armstrong Gym
3/17/2023 - Fri Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 8–12
$10.00 LR | $15.00
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Mother and Son Kickball Game
Peaks View Park
4/22/2023 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 8–12
$7.00 LR | $10.00

Camps

Whether you’re looking to enroll your child in a half-day, full-day, or specialty camp, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation has it all! 

Day Camps
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Spring Break Lunch and Play at College Hill
College Hill Center
4/10/2023 - 4/14/2023 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 11:00AM
Ages: 6-18
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Spring Break Lunch and Play at Daniel's Hill
Daniel's Hill Center
4/10/2023 - 4/14/2023 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 11:00AM
Ages: 6-18
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Spring Break Lunch and Play at Diamond Hill
Diamond Hill Center
4/10/2023 - 4/14/2023 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 11:00AM
Ages: 6-18
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Spring Break Lunch and Play at Fairview Heights
Fairview Center
4/10/2023 - 4/14/2023 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 11:00AM
Ages: 6-18
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Spring Break Lunch and Play at Jefferson Park
Jefferson Park Center
4/10/2023 - 4/14/2023 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 11:00AM
Ages: 6-18
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Spring Break Lunch and Play at Yoder
Yoder Center
4/10/2023 - 4/14/2023 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 11:00AM
Ages: 6-18
$0.00 LR | $0.00
Specialty Camps
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Archery Mini-Camp
Armstrong Gym
4/12/2023 - 4/14/2023 Wed–Fri Start:
Ages: 8–17
$65.00 LR | $80.00
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Spring Break Camp
Miller Center
4/10/2023 - 4/14/2023 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 6–10
$150.00 LR | $165.00

Enrichment

At Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, we are big promoters of life-long learning. A new skill can help keep you sharp, give you an edge in the job market, or provide a fun, new hobby.

Culinary
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Bake with Me Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 2–5
$12.00 LR | $15.00
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Lynchburg Gingerbread House Challenge
Miller Center
12/16/2022 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$30.00 LR | $38.00 Per Team
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Master Chef Jr | Chili Cookoff
Miller Center
1/20/2023 - Fri Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 7–12
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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National Puppy Day | Dog Treats
Templeton Center
3/23/2023 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$8.00 LR | $10.00
Enrichment
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AARP Tax Aide
Templeton Center
2/1/2023 - 4/15/2023 Mon, Wed, Sat Start: 8:00AM
Ages: 18+
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Girls Night Out!
Miller Center
2/3/2023 - 2/3/2023 Fri Start: 5:30PM
Ages: 9-12
$25.00 LR | $31.00
Games
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Canasta
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Canasta
Templeton Center
1/4/2023 - 4/26/2023 Wed Start: 9:30AM
Ages: 18+
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Dominoes
Templeton Center
1/9/2023 - 4/24/2023 Mon Start: 10:00AM
Ages: 18+
$0.00 LR | $0.00
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Mahjong
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE