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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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Keep Calm & Craft On Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Varies Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
Dance
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Beginner Tap
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Beginner's Swing Dance
Miller Center
3/25/2021 - 4/8/2021 Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00 per couple
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Children's Afro-Caribbean
Miller Park
1/21/2021 - 5/13/2021 Thu Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4–7
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Children's Ballet and Modern Dance
Miller Center
1/20/2021 - 5/12/2021 Wed Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4–6
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Children's Tap
Miller Center
4/13/2021 - 5/18/2021 Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 7–11
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Couple's Swing Dance Workshop
Miller Park
2/12/2021 - Fri Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Daddy Daughter Series
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Intermediate Swing Dance
Miller Center
4/15/2021 - 4/29/2021 Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00 per couple
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Preschool Ballet
Miller Center
1/22/2021 - 2/12/2021 Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Teen & Adult Afro-Caribbean Dance
Miller Park
1/21/2021 - 5/13/2021 Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Tween Afro-Caribbean
Miller Park
1/21/2021 - 5/13/2021 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8–11
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Tween Ballet and Modern Dance
Miller Center
1/20/2021 - 5/12/2021 Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 7–11
$75.00 LR | $90.00
Multi Media
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Charcuterie Boards
Miller Center
3/11/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$40.00 LR | $50.00
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Photography Basics
Miller Center
2/4/2021 - 3/11/2021 Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
Music
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Carol's Concert Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Fri Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Intro to Guitar | 6 Strings in 6 Weeks
Miller Center
2/9/2021 - 3/16/2021 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Little Drummers
Miller Park
1/21/2021 - 5/13/2021 Thu Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 3–11
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Lynchburg Lyrics Competition
Miller Center
4/30/2021 - Fri Start: 8:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$20.00
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Lynchburg Lyrics Open Mic Nights
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 8:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
Painting
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Acrylic Afternoons Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Evening Acrylics Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Family Paint Night
Miller Center
Varies - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 6+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Galentine's Day Acrylics and Wax Paint Party
Miller Center
2/11/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
$25.00 LR | $35.00
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Learn to Paint Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Lynchburg Landmark Series
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $32.00
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Mother's Day Paint Night
Miller Center
5/7/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Oil Painting Express Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Paint Night | Beautiful Bovine
Miller Center
4/15/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $32.00
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Watercolors Express Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
Pottery
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Art Studio Open House
Jackson Heights
1/8/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 7+
FREE
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Family Pottery Night | Be My Valentine Trinket Dish
Jackson Heights
2/5/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$12.00 LR | $15.00 per person
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Kid's Pottery Class
Jackson Heights
Varies - Wed Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 7–12
$80.00 LR | $95.00
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Open Studio
Jackson Heights
Varies - Sat Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Pottery | Hand-built & Wheel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Swirl Pots for Intermediate Potters
Jackson Heights
3/13/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Valentine's Pottery Date Night
Jackson Heights
2/13/2021 - Sat Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$75.00 LR | $90.00 per couple
Stained Glass
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Stained Glass Panel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$130.00 LR | $145.00

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
Challenged Sports Exchange
Central Virginia United
Central Virginia Volleyball Association
Girls on the Run
Hill City Youth Football and Cheerleading
Lynchburg Little League Baseball
Lynchburg Tennis Patrons Association
Healthy Kids Running Series

Adult Athletics
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Adult Dodgeball
Armory
3/30/2021 - 5/25/2021 Tue Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$100.00 Team
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Adult Softball
Peaks View Park
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$450.00 Team | + $15.00 per non-resident
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Bubble Soccer
Blackwater Creek Athletic Area
4/11/2021 - 5/16/2021 Sun Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$250.00 Team | +$15 per non-resident
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Open Play Pickleball
Armory
1/5/2021 - 3/23/2021 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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Fifty-Plus Miniature Golf
Putt Putt Fun Center
4/5/2021 - 4/26/2021 Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$3.00
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Fifty-Plus Softball
Peaks View Park
4/5/2021 - 4/28/2021 Mon, Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00 LR | $10.00
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Fifty-Plus Weekly Bowling
Fort Hill Bowling Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
Youth Athletics
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Boys and Girls Youth Basketball
Armory
1/9/2021 - 3/13/2021 Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Mother and Son Kickball Game
Peaks View Park
3/27/2021 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 8–12
$5.00 LR | $8.00
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Youth Basketball Instructional Program
Armory
1/9/2021 - 3/6/2021 Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 6–8
$40.00 LR | $50.00

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: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
$5.00 LR | $6.00
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Golden Gourmet Series
Varies - Fri Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
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Master Chef Jr.Camp
Miller Center
4/5/2021 - 4/9/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 8-12
$140.00 LR | $155.00
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ServSafe Manager Training & Certification
Miller Center
1/27/2021 - Wed Start: 8:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$210.00 LR | $225.00
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Taste of Lynchburg Series
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Templeton Center Luncheon Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$8.00 LR | $10.00
Enrichment
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Blessing Bags for the Homeless Drive
Miller Center | Templeton Center | Jackson Heights Art Studio
12/1/2020 - 1/15/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group
Templeton Center
1/13/2021 - 4/28/2021 Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Daddy Daughter Series
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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My Grand & Me After School Special In a Box
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 5+
$10.00 LR | $12.00
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Parliamo Italiano 2
Miller Center
3/2/2021 - 4/20/2021 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$90.00 LR | $105.00
Games
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A Knight of Chess
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Bridge Club
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Canasta and Board Games
Templeton Center
Varies - Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Social Bridge
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue | Thurs Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Social Mahjong
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 30+
FREE
Gardening
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Backyard Stormwater Management
Miller Center
3/11/2021 - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 13+
FREE
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Cold Box Gardening
Miller Center
3/10/2021 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$52.00 LR | $65.00
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Intro to Plants
Miller Center
3/25/2021 - 4/15/2021 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$45.00 LR | $56.00
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Rain Barrel Workshop
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 16+
FREE Workshop | $50 to purchase rain barrel
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Square Foot Gardening
Templeton Center
4/20/2021 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Starting Your Garden | Tomatoes, Peppers, and More
Templeton Center
3/16/2021 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
Literary
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New Chapter Book Group
Givens Book Store
1/25/2021 - 4/26/2021 Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Preschool
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Bake with Me Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
$5.00 LR | $6.00
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Little Gardeners | Homegrown Salad
Miller Center
4/14/2021 - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Toddler Nature Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
Varies
Presentations
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Black History Month Celebration
Miller Center
2/7/2021 - Sun Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Marshall Expedition Film Screening
Miller Center
5/14/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Organizing for the New Year | VIRTUAL
Miller Center
1/26/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
FREE
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Teddy Talks Series
Virtual
Varies - Wed Start: 2:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Technology
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Rec Tech Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00 LR | $13.00

Events

In our parks, on our trails, and in our community centers, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer many special events, bringing the community together to celebrate, learn, and enjoy! Read below to find out what we have coming up soon. 

Events
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Arbor Day Celebration | Plant It Forward
Riverside Park
4/30/2021 - Fri Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Art in the Park
Riverside Park
5/15/2021 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
Varies
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Blackwater Creek Clean-Up
Blackwater Creek Natural Area
4/17/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: All ages
FREE
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Bunny Hop!
Blackwater Creek Natural Area
4/3/2021 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Lynchburg Polar Plunge
Percival's Island
2/6/2021 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$12.00
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St. Patrick's Scavenger Hunt | VIRTUAL
Lynchburg Parks and Trails
3/1/2021 - 4/5/2021 Clues shared every Monday Start:
Ages: All Ages
FREE

Health and Fitness

A healthy, active lifestyle is something we all strive towards, and taking classes at Lynchburg Parks and Recreation is a great way to add a new activity or interest into the mix. At Parks and Recreation, we offer classes for all ages and abilities, at many different locations. Our goal is to make it easier for you to start reaching a new level of fitness that fits your schedule and meets your personal goals.

Fitness
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Fit and Strong
Miller Center
1/25/2021 - 3/22/2021 Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 60+
FREE
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Tai Chi
Templeton Center
1/5/2021 - 4/27/2021 Tue Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Tots & Squats | VIRTUAL
Miller Center
1/25/2021 - 3/8/2021 Mon Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: Newborn–2
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Video Chair Exercise
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Start: 9:15 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Yoga After Work
Templeton Center
1/7/2021 - 4/29/2021 Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga AM
Templeton Center
1/5/2021 - 4/27/2021 Tue Start: 8:15 AM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga PM
Templeton Center
1/7/2021 - 4/29/2021 Thu Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
Wellness
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Alpha-gal Tick Borne Illness Discussion
Templeton Center
3/11/2021 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Family Meal Planning on a Budget
Miller Center
1/28/2021 - Thu Start: 12:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Hands Only CPR Training
Templeton Center
2/18/2021 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 12+
FREE
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Spring Nutrition and Detoxification
Miller Center
3/18/2021 - Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Teddy Talks Series
Virtual
Varies - Wed Start: 2:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE

Nature

Nature Programs
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Arbor Day at Old City Cemetery
Old City Cemetery | Riverside Park
4/30/2021 - Fri Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 16+
FREE
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Arbor Day Celebration | Plant It Forward
Riverside Park
4/30/2021 - Fri Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Blackwater Creek Clean-Up
Blackwater Creek Natural Area
4/17/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: All ages
FREE
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Build a Bluebird Box
Miller Center
2/18/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$34.00 LR | $42.00
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Homeowners Tree Workshop
Miller Park
3/20/2021 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 16+
FREE
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Ladies Night Out Series
Ivy Creek Park
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Maple Sugaring
Miller Center
2/27/2021 - Sat Start: Varies
Ages: All Ages
$5.00
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Toddler Nature Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
Varies
Outdoor Recreation
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Adult Archery Club
Armstrong Gym
1/19/2021 - 4/20/2021 Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$40.00 LR | $50.00
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Archery Try It!
Armstrong Gym
1/12/2020 | 1/13/2020 - Varies Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Basic Hunter Education Course
Miller Center
3/27/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 10+
$5.00
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Lynchburg JOAD Club
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 8–17
$36.00 LR | $45.00
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Outdoor Skills Series
Ivy Creek Park
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies

Out of School

After-School Programs at Lynchburg Parks and Recreation’s neighborhood centers provide a safe, happy place for your child to hang out after school and get that pesky homework done at a location convenient for your family. Healthy snacks, active, outdoor time, crafts activities, and tutoring are part of the daily activities at each center. 

Out-Of-School Programs
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Learn & Play Program
Varies
1/7/2021 - 5/28/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 5–18
FREE

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation is a process that adapts programs for those with special needs. These fun and adaptive programs allow participants to fully engage in fun, recreational activities with minimal assistance. Programs are intended to foster a sense of accomplishment, while improving mental and cognitive abilities in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Special Needs Programs
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St. Patrick's Day Interactive Story and Dance
Miller Park
3/17/2021 - Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 5+
FREE
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