Special Interest Programs

*Select the underlined start date to register for the class online


Eligibility: Dogs 5 ½ months and older
Location: 415 Cambria St. C’burg (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Delete unwanted behaviors – basic dog obedience and instruction on how to train your dog. All Dogs must be de-wormed. Class on the first night will meet at 7 p.m. for lecture. No dogs the first week, just the owners.
Minimum: 6      Maximum: 12

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Session IIFeb. 1Mar. 25Mar. 27Wednesday6:30 - 7:20 p.m.$906
Session IIFeb. 1Mar. 25Mar. 27Wednesday7:30 - 8:20 p.m.$906
SpringApril 1May 20May 22Wednesday6:30 - 7:20 p.m.$906
SpringApril 1May 20May 22Wednesday7:30 - 8:20 p.m.$906


Eligibility: Dogs 6 months and older
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Pre-requisite: Dogs must have completed a novice dog obedience class. Improve the manners of your dog. Class will concentrate on walking with a leash, greeting people and other dogs nicely, coming when called and sit/down and stay.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
SpringApril 1May 21May 23Thursday7:30 - 8:20 p.m.$906


Eligibility: Puppies 10-17 weeks
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: This class is for puppies 10-17 weeks of age. The class is designed to get the puppy off to the right start. The puppy will learn how to interact with people by sitting to greet, how to bite nicely, etc. The puppy will play with other puppies providing socialization with other puppies. The class lessons cover how to teach sit, down, stand, walk osn leash and come. Owners will learn how to teach their puppy in a positive and proactive manner. They will learn how to deal with the typical puppy problems: chewing, barking, mouthing, jumping up, etc. Each week are discussion topics related to raising your puppy. The topics include housebreaking, nutrition grooming, and health care. This is a 6 week course. The puppy comes to all classes. All family or house members are encouraged to come to class.
Minimum: 6         Maximum: 12

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Session IIFeb. 1Mar. 26Mar. 28Thursday7:30 - 8:30 p.m.$906
SpringApril 1May 21May 23Thursday6:15 - 7:15 p.m.$906


Eligibility: Dogs most have completed a Novice dog obedience class before enrolling
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: Rally Obedience is the combination of obedience maneuvers using the flow and interaction of agility. It includes simple items like forward, halt, left and right turns and more complicated things like serpentines around cones, U turns and more.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 14

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Session IFeb. 1Mar. 26Mar. 28Thursday6:15 - 7:15 p.m.$906


Eligibility: Dogs 16 weeks old and up
Location: 415 Cambria St. (building to the left of VA Varsity Storage)
Additional Information: If you are interested in finding out how the show dogs you see on TV learn to show, this is the class for you. This is a class for a dog and handler that teaches how to train a dog for the conformation ring. The handler will need to have a show lead for their dog. Those who do not have a show lead can borrow a lead from the instructor.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 14

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Session IIJan. 14Mar. 13Mar. 18Monday7 - 7:50 pl.m$606


Additional Information: Join us for a supper outing to various restaurants in the area.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own supper and any additional expenses.  Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

Dec. 10 - Feb. 1218 & overTuesday, Feb. 19Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 5 p.m.Free-TransportationFarmhouse Restaurant


Additional Information: Join us for our monthly lunch outings to various restaurants in the area. Participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch and any additional expenses.
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

Dec. 10 - Mar. 2018 & overTuesday, Mar. 26Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Mexican Buffet-Roanoke
Dec. 10 - April 1818 & overTuesday, April 23Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Roma's - Pembroke


Co-Sponsored By: Carilion, Christiansburg Recreation Dept. and Christiansburg Fire Dept.
Location: Christiansburg Fire Dept. Bay
Additional Information: Come by the Fire Dept. to make sure you have your car seat installed properly. Keep your kids safe!!

Thursday, Feb. 284 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, Mar. 294 - 6 p.m.FREE
Thursday, April 254 - 6 p.m.FREE



Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Classroom 2
Additional Information: This class offered by Southwest Virginia Firearms Instruction is a classroom-based Firearms Safety Course designed to meet the requirements set forth in SP-248 Application for a Concealed Carry Permit. Upon completing the course, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion and can then go apply for a permit at the courthouse. This class has been approved by the Honorable Robert M. D. Turk, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge for the training requirement portion of the application. The instructor is both Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Certified General Instructor, as well as a Certified Firearms Instructor. The instructor is a current law enforcement officer. Must show valid EMS Identification upon registration to receive EMS discount.
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 30

Dec. 3 - Mar. 2518 & overThursday, Mar. 286 - 8 p.m.$35 EMS Personnel/$45 all others


Additional Information: Join us for some exercise in the beautiful outdoors! We will stop for lunch after the hike. Participants are responsible for paying for their lunch.    Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8       Eligibility: 18 & over           Difficulty of all hikes: Flat

Dec. 3 - Mar. 6Tuesday, Mar. 12Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.$5/$10Polar Bear Hike
TBA  (Flat)
Dec. 3 - April 4Wednesday, April 10Leave Rec. Center at 8:30 a.m.$6/$12Smart View Loop
Blue Ridge Pkwy. (Easy to Moderate)


Additional Information: Learn things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your home selling value. Minimum: 2           Maximum: 15                   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Classroom 1

Dec. 3 - Feb. 2118 & overTuesday, Feb. 266 - 8 p.m.Free


Additional Information: The Christiansburg Police Department would like to invite teens from the community to join us for free pizza and an informal Q & A discussion involving dangerous and risky behaviors that teens are either pressured to participate in of are unaware of the consequences of their actions.  Topics will include: Gangs, Narcotics, Social Media and Physical Abuse.  This will be a No Parents Allowed discussion.  Just teens and cops chatting over a slice of pizza.  Must Pre-register.   Minimum: 8           Maximum: 20                Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Classroom 2

Dec. 3 - Mar. 6Ages 13 - 18Monday, Mar. 116 - 7:30 p.m.Free


Additional Information: Start your morning with breakfast at Golden Corral and then on to shopping at SAMS Club.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own breakfast.      Minimum: 5       Maximum: 13

Dec. 3 - Mar. 718 & overWednesday, Mar. 13Leave Rec. Ctr at 8 a.m.$6/$12Roanoke, VA


Additional Information: The Functional Movement Screen captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns, and competence of basic movements uncomplicated by specific skills.  It will determine the greatest areas of movement deficiency, demonstrate limitations or asymmetries, and eventually correlate these with an outcome. It is designed for high school athletes, however will benefit anyone who enjoys athletic activities.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25  Must Pre-Register

Dec. 3 - Mar. 1413 & overTuesday, March 196 - 8 pm.mFree


Additional Information: Enjoy lunch at the Iron Skillet and then travel to Rockbridge Winery and sample their selection of wine. Price includes: transportation and wine tasting.  Minimum: 8   Maximum: 16

Dec. 10 - Mar. 1421 & overThursday, Mar. 21Leave Rec. Ctr. at 9:30 a.m.$12/$22Rockbridge, VA


Additional Information: Scherenschnitte which means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of paper cutting design. Create your own Spring work of art.  Pre-register    Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8    Location: Recreation Center

Dec. 11 - Mar. 2718 & overMonday, April 111 a.m.$5 fee includes supplies

BOOK SWAP          

Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8 – 5 p.m. at least two days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 5:15 p.m. on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy.  Location: Recreation Center- Classroom I

Dec. 3 - Mar. 28Tuesday, April 25:15 p.m.$1 non-refundable


Additional Information: Join us as we travel to the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes, WV.  Enjoy playing the slot machines or table games.  Lunch will be on your own at the casino.  We will arrive approximately at 11 a.m. and will depart at 3 p.m. to head home. Pre-register.    Minimum: 6   Maximum: 16

Dec. 10 - Mar. 2821 & overThursday, April 4Leave Rec. Ctr at 8 a.m.$15/$25Cross Lanes, WV

VIN ETCHING           

Additional Information:All vehicles carry a federally-assigned number known as Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Making sure those numbers are marked permanently on a vehicle’s windows steers thieves away. The windows of stolen VIN etched vehicles must be stripped and replaced before a thief can get rid of the car, a costly and time - consuming process.  VIN etching is simple, fast, safe and won’t mar the look of the vehicle.  Numbers are etched into the glass with a chemical solution and those numbers will be there for good.  Location: Christiansburg Fire Department                               Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Recreation Center, Christiansburg Police Department, Christiansburg Fire Department and Virginia State Police

Monday, April 153 - 6:30 pm.Free


Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft, shred unwanted documents.  Protect your important information and clean out the clutter. For more information contact Tammy Caldwell, 540-382-2349 ext. 2003 or email: tcaldwell@christiansburg.org. This will be a drive-thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed. Please put documents to be shredded in a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags.  Location: Recreation Center Parking Lot

Tuesday, April 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot