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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
540-483-5113
Fax: 540-483-8013

RECREATION NOTEBOOK
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Friday, January 11, 2013

SONTAG - The following events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Call 483-9293 or the number listed for information.

Also, information and/or registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.franklincountyva.org/parks.

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Pre-School Ballet Classes (8 weeks): These dance classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 19 and are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. at Rocky Mount Elementary School.

Classes are for ages 3 to 5.

Cost is $50.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 12.

For information, call instructor Avery Ardis, (615) 574-5936.

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Beginner Ballet Classes (8 weeks): These dance classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 19 and are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. at Rocky Mount Elementary School.

Classes are for ages 5 to 8.

Cost is $50.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 12.

For information, call instructor Avery Ardis, (615) 574-5936.

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Intermediate Ballet/Jazz Classes (8 weeks): These dance classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 p.m. at Rocky Mount Elementary School.

Classes are for ages 6 to 9.

Cost is $50.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 12.

For information, call instructor Avery Ardis, (615) 574-5936.

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Crazy Chemistry Workshop: This workshop is slated for Saturday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon at Studio in the Park at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex.

Workshop is for ages 6 to 12.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 13.

For information, call instructor Jeanette Lawler, 334-2546.

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Moving Beyond Program Modes Camera Workshop: This camera workshop is set for Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Franklin Center.

Cost is $20.

Discussion of shutter speed, aperture, creative images and how students can take their photography to another level is the focus of the workshop.

Deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 14.

For information, call instructor Wills Holland, 312-4585.

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Tumbler-Style Composter Workshop: This workshop is Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Center.

Cost is $75.

Students will learn how organic material can be used as a soil amendment or as a medium to grow plants.

Students will build a composter to take home.

The finished project will be 4 1/2 feet tall by 2 1/2 feet wide by 3 1/2 feet deep.

Deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 14.

For information, call Kathy Smith, 483-5341 ext. 117.

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Beginning Sewing Classes (6 weeks): These sewing classes begin Thursday, Feb. 21 and are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Franklin Center.

Cost is $40.

Techniques, terminology, hand sewing, patter reading and much more will be covered.

Students are asked to bring their portable sewing machine, accessories and manual to class.

Students will receive a supply list at the first class.

Deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 14.

For information, call instructor Norma Silvius, 521-8496.

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A Taste of Nashville Trip: This trip is set for Friday through Sunday March 1-3 with departure from the Clearbrook Walmart at 6:20 a.m.

Cost is $359 (double), $349 (triple), $339 (quad) and $429 (single).

Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 15.

For information, call tour host Ernie Dale, 366-2888.

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Quilt As You Go Jacket Class: This class is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Crooked Stitch.

Cost is $40 plus supplies.

Students can use their favorite fabrics and a sweatshirt to make a beautiful jacket.

Students are asked to bring their sewing machines and a sweatshirt.

Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 15.

For information, call instructor Whitney Harmon, 420-7129.

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Zumba Classes (10 weeks): These aerobic workout classes begin Monday, Feb.25 and are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Charles Santrock American Legion building on Tanyard Road in Rocky Mount.

Deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 18

For information, call instructor Megan Sawyers, 493-3652.

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Cherry Blossom & Two Days of Our Nations Capitol Trip: This trip is Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7 with a departure from the Clearbrook Walmart at 7:15 a.m.

Cost is $249 (double), $244 (triple), $239 (quad) and $289 (single).

Deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 19.

For information, call tour host Ernie Dale, 366-2888.

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Basic Knitting Class: This class is Saturday, March 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crooked Stitch.

Cost is $25 plus supplies.

Students will learn the only two stitches they'll need to make any knitted project, knit and purl.

Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 22.

For information, call instructor Whitney Harmon, 420-7129.

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Basic Quilting Class: This class is Saturday, March 2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crooked Stitch.

Cost is $40 plus supplies.

Students will learn how to create a table runner and all the skills needed for traditional piecing.

Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 22.

For information, call instructor Whintey Harmon, 420-7129.

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Family Bingo Night: This night of Bingo is Friday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Rocky Mount Elementary School.

Cost is $1 per card.

Twenty games will be played.

Prizes will be awarded.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

For information, call 483-9293.

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Teen Pottery Classes: These classes are set for Mondays or Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Center for the Arts building.

Cost is $160 and includes clay, glazes, use of a pottery wheel and kiln.

Students can chose the Monday, March 4 or Friday, March 8 classes to begin the series that runs four weeks.

Deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 25.

For information, call instructor Carolyn Rogers, 483-1317.

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Highland Maple Festival Trip: This trip is Saturday, March 9 with departure from the Clearbook Walmart at 6:30 a.m.

Cost is $69.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 26.

For information, call tour host Ernie Dale, 366-2888.

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(Editor's Note: Information for the Recreation Notebook is provided by Marcia Cramblitt, recreation programs manager, and Nikki Custer, youth athletics coordinator, Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation.

It appears periodically in The Franklin News-Post's printed edition, but can be accessed daily at the newspaper's online site: www.thefranklinnewspost.com.)

 
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