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Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events

  1. Walking in the Betty Queen Center Gym

    January 1, 2018, 6:45 AM - April 30, 2018, 8:00 AM @ Betty Queen Center

    The Betty Queen Center is available for walking during January through April, 2018 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:45 AM - 8:00 AM. These are the only times the gym is available for walking during these Winter and Spring months; however, these hours are subject to change.

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  2. Billiards Club

    January 1, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 30, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Betty Queen Center - Teen Center

    Are you aged 21 or older and love playing billiards, but have no place to play? Come join the Cue Ball Billiards Club at the Betty Queen Center. The Teen Center is open most weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The cost is just $10 for membership for January through April 2018. Play pool and spend time socializing with others who love the game. Hey ladies...this club is NOT just for men! Everyone is welcome. Why not give it a try?

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  3. Sunday Billiards

    January 1, 2018, 3:00 PM - April 30, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Betty Queen Center - Teen Center

    Billiards fans...you can now come to the Betty Queen Center on Sundays and play pool in the Teen Center from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. These Sunday Billiards cost $2 each time you attend and are open to the general public ages 21 and older, as well as current Club members.

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  4. Louisa County Restaurant Week

    February 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ At participating restaurants in and around Louisa County, VA!

    Louisa County Parks and Recreation (LCPRT) is bringing RESTAURANT WEEK back in 2018! The purpose of Restaurant Week is for local restaurants to partner with LCPRT to promote a week of their signature lunch and dinner specials at discounted/bundled prices. This is a great opportunity for both residents and visitors to check out the diverse selection of restaurants in Louisa County, and for local restaurants to showcase some of their best dishes! If YOU are excited about their 2018 Restaurant Week: TAG your favorite restaurant on Visit Louisa's Event Page and encourage them to join LCPRT’s Restaurant Week! RESTAURANTS: Please contact LCPRT at (540) 967-4420 or by email at: tourism@louisa.org to learn more about how your restaurant can participate. In addition, the Central Virginian Newspaper is partnering with LCPRT to offer an incredible advertising opportunity at an exceptionally discounted price for participating restaurants during Restaurant Week!

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  5. MA's No-Low Impact Workout

    February 27, 2018, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM @ Betty Queen Center

    Join MargaretAnne in her No-Low Impact Workout! As we mature, our joints don’t like the impact and we begin to slow down. MargaretAnne has taken the best of all of the workouts available and modified them so anyone can do them~standing, using a chair for support, or sitting. This is not an easy workout by no means...you WILL sweat, you WILL work muscles in new ways, and MargaretAnne WILL encourage you to ensure you get the most out of each class and see those results - a stronger, leaner you! This class is for everyone, whether just beginning or wanting to try something new. Please wear supportive shoes (sneakers are ideal) and don’t forget to bring a yoga mat, water bottle and towel. If you can’t commit to a full session drop in to as many classes as you’d like for $8 per class.

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  6. Basic Dog Obedience

    February 27, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Betty Queen Center

    This dog obedience course will provide basic instruction for owners and their dogs. It will cover commands such as sit, heel, come, down, and stay. Also, instructor Sharon Jones, who has been training dogs for over 20 years, will discuss some of the most common behavioral issues many pet owners have. All dogs must have up-to-date shot records.

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  7. Balance & Stretch Workout

    February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM @ Henson Building

    MargaretAnne will use balance techniques, exercises, and movements to strengthen your muscles, core ‘work’ to strengthen your mid-section, and end with gentle stretches. As a result, you will improve your balance and core strength and reduce your fear of falling. This is a great class for first-timers, seniors, men and women wanting to improve their balance and flexibility or folks with arthritis, long-term health conditions, or those recovering from injuries or surgery. If you have difficulty getting up or down easily from the floor - this class is for you, too. All levels are welcome. Please wear supportive sneakers and bring a water bottle. If you can’t commit to a whole session, drop in to as many classes as you’d like for just $8 per class.

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  8. Louisa Pickelball

    February 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Betty Queen Center

    Pickleball is the fastest growing adult sport in the country and LCPRT is your place for Everything Pickleball! Played on a badminton court with the net dropped to 34 inches, the sport encompasses elements of tennis, racquetball, and ping pong. This program is open to adults~of any age! Limited equipment is available at no charge to help as you are introduced to the sport. We offer a drop-in rate of $2 each time you come to play or you can buy a punch pass good for 12 visits for only $20. Punch passes can only be purchased weekdays at the Betty Queen Center. Join us and discover this fun sport for yourself.

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  9. After School Gymnastics

    February 27, 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM @ Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

    Gymnastics is the perfect activity to teach independence, focus and self-discipline; life skills that will assist with self-esteem, learning and physical development. Students in grades K through 5 can register for these gymnastics classes that are available to all ability levels. Learn cartwheels, handstands, forward rolls, and other floor exercises. These are fun classes for both girls and boys! Heather Nelson, owner of Performing Arts 2000, is the instructor. The registration deadline is the Friday prior to class start date or when 20 participants have registered per location. There is a minimum of 10 participants needed to offer these classes.

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  10. Stepped-Up Yoga

    February 27, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Henson Building

    Is it time to take your yogic journey a little farther...? Are you ready to focus on the subtle movements of the body? Join Donya Bauer, MA, E-RYT 500 for a deeper Yogic experience. This class is not just about harder poses; it is about fine-tuning and refining the asana (poses) practice. We will also explore some meditation and pranayama (breath work). Students need to have a basic understanding of yoga and a willingness to explore whatever their body might be ready for in this stepped-up version of Yoga. This class is limited to 10 students who will need to bring their yoga mat, blanket, and their strap to class. There is an $8 per class payment option available for those paying for less than 10 classes. Class meets each Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Henson Building. Come check it out! Visits may be used anytime within 6-months for any of Donya's classes.

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  11. Small Gasoline Engine Repair

    February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Betty Queen Center

    Do you need to get your lawn mower or other small engine tuned up in time for the spring planting and grass cutting season? Are you ready to learn how to maintain your equipment so it continues to run properly? We will use a Briggs & Stratton engine for demonstrations, along with reference manuals.Bill Witt, who has worked on all engine types and owns his own small engine repair business, will help you learn how to work on these engines and learn the basics of tune up and maintenance procedures. Participants must provide their own hand tools and engines to work on, but you do not need to bring them to the first night of class. You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course. Attendance at the FIRST CLASS is mandatory. The deadline to sign up for this class is January 18th.

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  12. Tai Chi for Health - Sun Style: For Continuing Students

    February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Henson Building

    The youngest of the traditional styles, Sun Style is the form that much of the fall prevention research is based on. Meghan Bryant, Master Trainer for Tai Chi for Health, will be leading the Basic 6 of the Tai Chi for Arthritis form, designed by Dr. Lam. The focus will be on keeping movement within our comfort zone, while we begin with the basic understanding of what can restore our balance. The new student course is designed to be stand-alone classes, which are perfect for drop ins ($5 per class). For the continuing student ($8 drop in), the additional time will be used to continue their understanding and enjoyment of Tai Chi.

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  13. Tai Chi for Health - Sun Style: For New Students

    February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Henson Building

    The youngest of the traditional styles, Sun Style is the form that much of the fall prevention research is based on. Meghan Bryant, Master Trainer for Tai Chi for Health, will be leading the Basic 6 of the Tai Chi for Arthritis form, designed by Dr. Lam. The focus will be on keeping movement within our comfort zone, while we begin with the basic understanding of what can restore our balance. The new student course is designed to be stand-alone classes, which are perfect for drop ins ($5 per class). For the continuing student ($8 drop in), the additional time will be used to continue their understanding and enjoyment of Tai Chi.

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  14. Life Stages Martial Arts Young Dragons

    February 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:10 PM @ Jouett Elementary School

    Young Dragons provides a fun and engaging atmosphere while building a foundation for a lifestyle of fitness at an early age. This program is designed for children ages 4-6 and will teach basic karate techniques incorporating early education academics, like numbers, alphabet, colors, and shapes. Featuring no physical contact between participants, instruction will be given to develop and improve participant focus, listening, motor skills, and coordination. Sensei Gerald Duncan has studied Martial Arts for over 20 years and firmly believes that through his teachings of responsibility, control, respect, and self-esteem, this class can enhance your child’s life. Young Dragons is a year-round program taught in 8 class sessions. Students are promoted to the next Young Dragon level based on attendance and all levels are derivatives of the white belt. There will not be class on April 3rd, April 5th and April 12th.

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  15. Life Stages martial Arts Karate

    February 27, 2018, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM @ Jouett Elementary School

    Life Stages Martial Arts affords everyone an opportunity to grow physically and mentally while achieving one’s personal best. This program promotes self discipline, confidence, self defense, focus, and physical fitness with an emphasis on life-long training. Sensei Gerald Duncan has over 20 years of Martial Arts experience, and has instructed classes through LCPRT since 2004. Life Stages Martial Arts is deeply rooted in the Silkisondan system; however, Sensei Duncan envisioned a program that embraced traditional training methods with a broader appeal to people of various ages and fitness ability levels. Open to children ages 7 through adults of any age, families are welcome and encouraged to participate as a group. Life Stages is a year-round program taught in 8 class sessions. Typically, students must complete 3 sessions to be eligible to test for next belt level. There will not be class on April 3rd, April 5th and April 12th.

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