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May 2021

Learn to Paint: Buildings and Skylines

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Templeton Senior Center, 225 Wiggington Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$15.00 – $19.00

Every artist has to start somewhere. This beginner class will break down how to take a blank canvas, paint, and a brush to create a masterpiece to take home and display. No previous experience or artistic ability required. Join us Tuesday, May 11 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Register 3 days in advance.

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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Templeton Senior Center, 225 Wiggington Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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FREE

Come together on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month to have facilitated discussions on hot topics in today’s society. To provide the safest experience for our patrons we are offering this presentation virtually. To view the presentation at the scheduled time it is being offered please register in advance online. Registered participants will be emailed a meeting link to the program no less than 24 hours before the program start date. Join us starting Wednesday, May 12, 2021,…

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Stormwater Landscaping

May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Templeton Senior Center, 225 Wiggington Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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FREE

The key to creating a truly resilient and sustainable stormwater management plan for your home landscape is to understand your site. The program will feature an interactive model and discussion of how stormwater flows through your yard. Participants will learn how to look at how water works in your home landscape and how it fits into the big picture, identify existing issues and opportunities for improvement, and landscape techniques that respond to your home’s stormwater mitigation needs. Join us on…

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Nocturnal Insects Pursuit

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ivy Creek Park, 118 Clemmons Lake Place
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$5.00

We are on the hunt for creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night. After dark at Ivy Creek Park naturalists will set up a bug trap. We will investigate along the trails for insects, collecting specimens to examine in the light of the cabin. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by 5/10. Join us Thursday, May 13 from 8-9 pm.

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Nature Painting Exploration

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Riverside Park, 2238 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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FREE

Visit the Art in the Park event at Riverside Park with your toddler! While discovering all there is at the event, enjoy a preschool craft that combines painting and nature! Toddlers will choose from a variety of nature brushes and other materials to discover how the textures of these materials create beautiful paintings. Join us Saturday, May 15 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Register in Advance.

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Day Hike on the Appalachian Trail

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$5.00

Over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is the longest trail on the east coast. Bring a lunch and some questions to ask an experienced long-distance backpacker. Take in the relaxing sights and sounds of nature on this moderately easy four-mile creek-side section. We will meet at the James River Foot Bridge and make our way to Matts Creek Shelter to eat lunch. Join us on Saturday, May 15 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Register by May 12th.

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Lifeguarding Instructor Recertification Course

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller Park Pool, 301 Grove Street - In the Park
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$50.00 – $75.00

Who should take this class? Any Lifeguard Instructors who need their skills tested in order to renew their certifications. Participants must pass a final written test and skills challenge in order to obtain certification. Certifications are valid for two years. Join us Tuesday, May 18 from 4-8 pm. Register 3 days in Advance.

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Bake With Me: Granola Bars

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Miller Center, 301 Grove St.
Lyncburg, VA 24501 United States
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$10.00 – $13.00

Bake with your preschooler and leave the mess behind! Learn an easy granola bar recipe to replace processed snacks. These are great on-the-go snacks the whole family can enjoy. Recipe may contain nuts. Price per preschooler, adult free. Join us Wednesday, May 19 from 9:30-10:30 am. Register by May 16th.

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ARC- Lifeguarding Instructor Course

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Miller Park Pool, 301 Grove Street - In the Park
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$350. – $375.00

Train with us and become certified to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. All students need to come prepared and confident in your Lifeguarding skills, CPR skills and First Aid knowledge. Prior to the start of the class all participants must complete all online work as well as a swim/skills test. Completion of the course requires all students to pass a final written test and skills challenge in order to obtain certification. Join us starting Wednesday, May 19, 2021,…

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Toddler: I Spy

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ivy Creek Park, 118 Clemmons Lake Place
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$5.00

I spy with my little eye. Introduce your toddler to the natural world with a game of “I spy.” Join a naturalist for a walk around Clemmons Lake on a multi-sensory exploration and promote outdoor play. Join us on Thursday, May 20th from 12-1 pm. Register by May 17th.

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