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  1. Fitness Boomers

    April 19, 2018, 6:15 PM - August 27, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Coates Recreation Center

    This functional training class is for aging adults who work. Functional training is designed to enhance and improve movements to make everyday tasks a little easier. Be sure to register.

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  2. Racin' and Tastin'

    April 20, 2018, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Community Market

    Start your taste buds for a roaring good time at the 17th Annual Racin' & Tastin' event! Held at the Danville Community Market, this event features all you care to eat BBQ, open bar and entertainment provided by "Funky Bones." Tickets must be purchased prior to the day of the event and corporate tables are limited. This is a 21-and-older event. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Danville Welcome Center, (434) 793-4636. Proceeds support Festival in the Park.

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  3. Friday Night Fun and Dance

    April 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Join over 100 dancers for a night of dancing fun and meeting new friends! Live music by the "City Limits Band" on the first, third and fifth Friday. The "Country Pride Band" plays on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Sponsored by the Ballou Recreation Center Council on Aging Youthfully. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ages 50 and over. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  4. Spring River Clean Up

    April 21, 2018, All Day @ Danville Science Center

    Join us on Earth Day to enhance the beauty of the River District and do your part in keeping our area clean and green. Gloves, litter-getters and trash bags will be provided. Cosponsored by Dan River Basin Association, Danville Science Center and Danville Parks and Recreation. Registration by April 16 is appreciated, but not required. Call (434) 799-5150.

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  5. Zip and Adventure Course Demo Day

    April 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Philip Wyatt Skate Park

    Drop by Dan Daniel Park anytime between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and try out Danville’s 400-foot zip line and three high ropes elements for only $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. No registration required. Call (434) 799-5150.

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  6. Father Daugther Dance

    April 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Coates Recreation Center

    Make your princess the queen for an evening by bringing her to our Father Daughter Dance. This semi-formal dance will include dancing, refreshments, a photo booth, and quality time with your daughter, grand daughter, sister or niece. A father figure must accompany participants; do not miss this memorable opportunity! Call 434-799-5150.

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  7. OWLS Fitness Hour

    April 23, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Fitness instructor Jenny Kwak is certified in Zumba and has a master’s in nursing to ensure a healthy balanced workout for active older adults. She combines cardio and toning, a little bit of dancing to make this class fun. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  8. Fitness Boomers

    April 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 27, 2018, 11:45 AM @ Pepsi Building

    This functional training class is for aging adults who work. Functional training is designed to enhance and improve movements to make everyday tasks a little easier. Be sure to register.

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  9. Tai Chi with Wyona - Monday A.M.

    April 23, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Tai Chi is a slow moving exercise to enhance breathing, calm the mind, improve stress, and is helpful for numerous medical conditions. Master Level Instructor Wyona Witcher will focus on deep breathing techniques, complete body warm up, and individual movements. See why Tai Chi is the best exercise for the rest of your life. No classes April 2 and May 28. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  10. Integrative Yoga for Seniors

    April 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Integrative Yoga for Seniors combines the best of evidenced based medicine with the ancient wisdom of yoga. This class offers specific recommendations for older adults to safely begin a practice of movement, meditation and better mental and physical awareness. Join talented instructor, Cricket Haley as she helps to improve strength, range of motion and enhance balance. Sponsored by The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  11. Kuumba West African Dance Company- Kuumba for Kids

    April 23, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Stonewall Recreation Center

    Raise cultural awareness and get a great workout, all at the same time. Join Patricia Hall and the members of Kuumba for live drumming and energetic traditional West African dancing. The class is designed for all levels.

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  12. Kuumba West African Dance Company- Kuumba for Family

    April 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Stonewall Recreation Center

    Raise cultural awareness and get a great workout, all at the same time. Join Patricia Hall and the members of Kuumba for live drumming and energetic traditional West African dancing. The class is designed for all levels.

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  13. Prime Time Fitness

    April 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Begin your road to an active and healthy lifestyle today. Instructor Deneen Barley will lead an energized workout of low impact aerobics that incorporates dancing and toning as well as sculpting with weights and dyna-bands to move you towards your health goals. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  14. I Can Read Workshop

    April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Stonewall Recreation Center

    Explore “I Can Read” with Ballou Seniors as they collaborate with Stonewall Therapeutic Center to introduce adults to the wonderful world of reading. Learn techniques that will transform your life as you cultivate a love for reading. Transportation will be provided from Ballou Recreation Center.

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  15. Wednesday Fellowship Program

    April 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    A great time of fellowship among seniors! Bring a bag lunch. Staff will provide a special activity or speaker. Transportation can be arranged through Mass Transit 797-8994. Ages 50 and over. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  16. Beginner Dance, Ballet, Ages 3-5

    April 25, 2018, 6:05 PM - 6:35 PM @ City Auditorium

    Children will spend a half hour learning basic skills of ballet and majorette. Dance requires the movement of arms, legs and torso designed to increase flexibility, muscle strength and range of motion. Dance classes improve emotional and metal stability and decreases shyness. Registration required.

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  17. Prime Time Fitness

    April 26, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Begin your road to an active and healthy lifestyle today. Instructor Deneen Barley will lead an energized workout of low impact aerobics that incorporates dancing and toning as well as sculpting with weights and dyna-bands to move you towards your health goals. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  18. Ballou Jammers

    April 26, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    A great time of fellowship among seniors! Bring a bag lunch. Staff will provide a special activity or speaker. Transportation can be arranged through Mass Transit 797-8994. Ages 50 and over. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  19. Kuumba West African Dance Company- Kuumba for Kids

    April 26, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Stonewall Recreation Center

    Raise cultural awareness and get a great workout, all at the same time. Join Patricia Hall and the members of Kuumba for live drumming and energetic traditional West African dancing. The class is designed for all levels.

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  20. Kuumba West African Dance Company- Kuumba for Family

    April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Stonewall Recreation Center

    Raise cultural awareness and get a great workout, all at the same time. Join Patricia Hall and the members of Kuumba for live drumming and energetic traditional West African dancing. The class is designed for all levels.

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  21. Beginner Dance, Ballet Ages 6-8

    April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Auditorium

    Children will spend a half hour learning basic skills of ballet and majorette. Dance requires the movement of arms, legs and torso designed to increase flexibility, muscle strength and range of motion. Dance classes improve emotional and mental stability and decreases shyness. Registration required.

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  22. Nutrition 101

    April 27, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Good nutrition is paramount in preventing chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, as well as saving healthcare costs. Carol Haynes, with the Virginia Cooperative Extension will share information on nutrition to promote a healthier lifestyle. Pre-registration is required due to limited seats. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  23. Friday Night Fun and Dance

    April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Join over 100 dancers for a night of dancing fun and meeting new friends! Live music by the "City Limits Band" on the first, third and fifth Friday. The "Country Pride Band" plays on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Sponsored by the Ballou Recreation Center Council on Aging Youthfully. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ages 50 and over. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  24. Urban Foraging

    April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Ballou Park

    What do dandelions, red clover, wood sorrel, and chickweed have in common? They are all edible plants that can be found in more places than just the grocery market, like your own backyard! Learn about edible plants including, weeds, bushes, and berries that grow in areas you might not expect! Ages 8 and up. Register by April 23. Call (434) 799-5150.

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  25. Kayak Trip

    April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Camilla Williams Park

    Enjoy a swift paddle from Camilla Williams Park to the Sandy River on a beautiful section of the Dan River. Participants must have previous paddling experience or have taken kayaking for beginner’s class. Register by April 24. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call (434) 799-5150.

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  26. Spring Creek Crawl

    April 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Anglers Park

    Explore the shallows of a local creek and find out what type of creatures live in the sand, mud and under rocks! Learn about the importance of macro invertebrates, and their amazing life cycles. Be sure to bring your boots or shoes you do not mind getting wet and muddy. This program is great for all ages. Register by April 24. Call (434) 799-5150.

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  27. OWLS Fitness Hour

    April 30, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Fitness instructor Jenny Kwak is certified in Zumba and has a master’s in nursing to ensure a healthy balanced workout for active older adults. She combines cardio and toning, a little bit of dancing to make this class fun. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  28. Tai Chi with Wyona - Monday A.M.

    April 30, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Tai Chi is a slow moving exercise to enhance breathing, calm the mind, improve stress, and is helpful for numerous medical conditions. Master Level Instructor Wyona Witcher will focus on deep breathing techniques, complete body warm up, and individual movements. See why Tai Chi is the best exercise for the rest of your life. No classes April 2 and May 28. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  29. Integrative Yoga for Seniors

    April 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Ballou Recreation Center

    Integrative Yoga for Seniors combines the best of evidenced based medicine with the ancient wisdom of yoga. This class offers specific recommendations for older adults to safely begin a practice of movement, meditation and better mental and physical awareness. Join talented instructor, Cricket Haley as she helps to improve strength, range of motion and enhance balance. Sponsored by The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC. Call (434) 799-5216.

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  30. Kuumba West African Dance Company- Kuumba for Kids

    April 30, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Stonewall Recreation Center

    Raise cultural awareness and get a great workout, all at the same time. Join Patricia Hall and the members of Kuumba for live drumming and energetic traditional West African dancing. The class is designed for all levels.

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  31. Kuumba West African Dance Company- Kuumba for Family

    April 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Stonewall Recreation Center

    Raise cultural awareness and get a great workout, all at the same time. Join Patricia Hall and the members of Kuumba for live drumming and energetic traditional West African dancing. The class is designed for all levels.

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