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April 2021

Arbor Day Celebration: Plant it Forward

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Riverside Park, 2238 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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FREE

Plant the path forward on Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony in recognition of the Sesquicentennial Tree at Riverside Park. The Oak Tree was planted in 1937 commemorating the sesquicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Come celebrate its life with us by watching a new tree planted in its place, tree activities, crafts, and even take home a slice of the tree. Join us by the overlook and dress appropriately for the weather. Take home a tree of your own for…

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May 2021

Yoga in the Park with “Yoga Goodness Studio”

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am
Riverside Park, 2238 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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Yoga Goodness

Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beauty of yoga outdoors every Saturday morning with instructors from Yoga Goodness Studio. Bring your yoga mat or towel. The class will meet at Riverfront Park on May 8th and 15th. All other classes will meet at Riverside Park. Spaces are limited and are offered on a first come first serve basis. Come on out and join us starting Saturday, May 1, 2021, through June 5, 2021, from 8:30-9:15 am. Register in…

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Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Armstrong Gym, 1721 Monsview Place
Lynchburg, VA 24503 United States
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$110.00 – $125.00

Archers, are you ready to become a Level 1 archery instructor? Camp Directors and schools, do you want to bring archery to your location? Through this official USA Archery and the National Field Archery Association, training participants will gain the tools necessary to instruct short-term recreational archery programs and set up an archery range. This course includes steps of shooting, equipment knowledge, how to repair equipment, and much more. Join us on Saturday, May 1st from 9 am - 5…

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Yoga AM

May 4 @ 8:15 am - 9:05 am
Templeton Senior Center, 225 Wiggington Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$25.00 – $31.00

Students explore the benefits of yoga in this self-paced class for mature adults which combines the elements of stretching, breathing, and holding postures. Register monthly by the first class. Join us starting Tuesday, May 4, 2021, through May 25, 2021, from 8:15-9:05 am.

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REFIT

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peaks View Park, 170 Ivy Creek Ln
Lynchburg, VA 24502 United States
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$25.00 – $31.00
Fitness, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation

Experience REFIT® in the great outdoors! The REFIT® workout includes powerful moves and positive music. You’ll discover an inspiring workout that changes your body, mind, and soul. This cardio-focused class is effective and FUN–perfect for beginners and challenging for fitness enthusiasts (which means it’s a workout designed for everyBODY!). Class meets at Riverside Park tennis courts. In case of inclement weather, please call the Cancellation Line at 434-455-5860 for updates. Register monthly by the first class. Come out and join…

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Stained Glass Panel

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jackson Heights: Art Studio, 720 Winston Ridge Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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$130.00 – $145.00

Learn to cut, grind, and solder to create a colorful window hanging. Students are taught on a small student to teacher ratio, with approximately 24 hours of studio time, while receiving instruction on glass properties, cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. Each student is encouraged to work at their own pace to complete projects. Come out starting Thursday, May 6, 2021, through July 1, 2021, from 6-9 pm. Register by 3 days in advance.

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Rain Barrel Workshop

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Miller Center, 301 Grove St.
Lyncburg, VA 24501 United States
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FREE
Lynchburg Parks and Recreation

Collecting rainwater from your roof to use on your garden or lawn helps the environment and saves you money on your water bill! In this workshop, you’ll get hands-on experience building a rain barrel and learn how to install and maintain it. Water barrels can be purchased at the workshop for $50 each, payable the day of the class (cash/check). Join us on Thursday, May 6 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Register by May 3rd.

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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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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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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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