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Adult CPR & First Aid Classes/BLS CPR

Fire & Safety Equipment Company located at 7854 Stage Road, Concord, Va. 24538, offer a variety of training classes.   CPR, First-Aid, etc.  To register or get more information about any of their classes call 434-993-2425 or visit www.fireandsafety.net

Adult CPR & First Aid classes will be held at the Fire & Safety Equipment Company on the following dates & times:

Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. August 18, September 15 & October 20, 2018

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. September 5, 2018

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. October 4, 2018

BLS CPR (Basic Life Support) Classes will be held on the following dates & times;

 Thursday at 3:00 p.m. September 20, 2018 

Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. October 17, 2018

Oil Painting Class

Join Judy Moore-Gist at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center on August 23, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to paint a beautiful landscape picture.  No painting experience needed.  Cost is $75.00 & includes all instructor fees, materials & lunch.  For more information, visit her website at www.jmgwetpaint.com

Art In The Park

Appomattox Court House NHP & the Appomattox 1865 Foundation will host "Art in the Park", from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018.  Plein Air Painting: Painter Susan Book will offer plein air painting lessons at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to paint the McLean House, the Courthouse, or the Stage Road.  Participants can keep their painting & artwork as a souvenir for the day.  The Children's Art Station will feature coloring, sketching & acrylic & watercolor painting from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. behind the McLean House, with story time at noon.  Learn new artistic techniques & explore the stories of the McLean family & the famous 1865 surrender!  The event will be held in the historic village section of the park & it is free & open to the public.

Decoy Carving Workshop

Learn to carve your own duck decoy or sharpen your carving skills.  Beginner's welcome & carving experience is not needed.  Class will be held September 16 - 20, 2018 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.  Instructions & kits are provided by carver Ed Morrison.  Cost is $300 & covers all programming & instructor fees, decoy kit, meals & lodging.  To register call 434-248-5444.

Weaving Workshop

Learn how to weave a beautiful scarf.  Class will be held October 7 - 10, 2018 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.  The cost is $450 & includes loom use & yarn, expert instruction , meals & lodging.  To register call 434-248-5444.

YOGA Classes

Appomattox has a new Yoga Studio.  Yoga by Challenger Fitness is holding various types of classes including Beginners Yoga, Flow Yoga, Power Vinyasa, Kids Yoga, BARRE Training, Boot Camps, Themed Yoga & Private/Couples Yoga.  Every class includes a free clean towel & a free water after the class is over.  We look forward to seeing you in a class.  For more information on the class schedules call 434-414-2620.

History Trail

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park offers a 4.5 mile long wooded & scenic trail stretching from the North Carolina Monument wayside to Lee's Headquarters.  Throughout the year, various events take place on the park's trail.  If you are a trail runner, the park offers fun runs.  Distances vary but the average distance is three miles.  For more information contact the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at 434-352-8987.

Appomattox Heritage & Recreational Trail

This trail is a 1.3 mile long trail that runs from the Appomattox Community Park over behind the History Junction Shopping Center.  The trail is great for hiking or biking.

Holliday Lake State Park Trail

The park has several hiking trails, including a connector trail to the 10.2 mile Carter Taylor Multi-use Trail for hikers, bicyclists & horseback riders.  The park offers hikes in the park throughout the year.  For more information call 434-248-6308.

High Bridge Trail State Park

The High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long & ideally suited for hiking, bicycling & horseback riding.  You can access the trail at the Heights School Road just off U.S. Business 460 near Pamplin.  For more information, call 434-315-0457 or Email highbridgetrail@dcr.virginia.gov.

Academic Cafe

Want somewhere to relax and read a book or do some research?  The Academic Cafe located in the New Geneva Leadership Academy offers relaxing areas to sit, inside and out.  Visit their book store and extensive research library.  Hi-Speed internet access is available.  The cafe also offers a snack bar as well.  Located at 222 Harrell Street, downtown Appomattox.  Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Boating Safety Education Classroom Course

The Department of Game & Inland Fisheries hold Boating Safety Education Courses in the surrounding area.  To fine a class that is FREE to the public and to register, go to www.dgif.virginia.gov and click on boating or call 800-830-2268.   

Chalk Painting

Learn how to distress furniture by using the chalk painting technique.  Classes are held at Nina Bells Cottage, located on the corner of Isbell Street and Court Street, Appomattox.  All materials are furnished  To find out the next class date, contact Denise Mays at 434-352-7510.  Cost of the class is $35.00.

Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America & now you can play here in Appomattox.  It is a combination of tennis, badminton & ping pong, using an oversized paddle, a whiffle ball & played on a mini-tennis court.  Games are played at the Grace Hills Baptist Church gym on Tuesdays & Thursdays. at 11:00 a.m. & on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  It is free to play, paddles & balls are provided.  Contact Linda Peters at wbpeteski@aol.com for more information. 

 The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy

The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy offers many extra curricula classes & various alternative educational programs for the community throughout the year.  Options include music & art programs & exhibitions, history, theology, literature, Christian economics, math tutoring & more.  Special speakers & events are periodically arranged.  Homeschooling families are encouraged & welcomed! 

Student ages range from pre-K through college level. 

Stay up to date with what's being offered by stopping by at 222 Harrell Street in downtown Appomattox or contacting Jane Raymond: email - eccl3@earthlink.net, phone - 434-941-6416. The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy

AJ Skateworld

AJ Skateworld is now open, they offer skating on Friday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. & on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $6.00 with $1.00 skate rental for each session.  AJ Skateworld offers Fund Raising events, Birthday Party Packages, Special group rates for private rental & Learn to Skate Lessons.  For more information call 434-534-7055 or 703-623-7354 or you may e-mail ajskateworld@gmail.com.

  Triad Community Senior Program

Triad is a one hour program for Seniors held at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at the Appomattox Community Center.  The program brings seniors & law enforcement together to interact & discuss awareness programs in the community and educates seniors about safety and how to reduce crimes that seniors experience.  Individual speakers come in each month & present a different topic.  Scheduled meetings for 2018 are, February 27, April 24, June 26, August 28, October 23 and December 11.  For more information contact the Appomattox County Sheriff's Department  434-352-8241.

Central Virginia Alliance For Community Living, Inc.

The Central Virginia Alliance For Community Living, Inc. is an agency that offers senior services to citizens in Appomattox County, such as, transportation and nutritious meals.  The agency has a site at the Appomattox Community Center and meet every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  For more information on this program contact Shirley Wheeler at 434-352-7820 or the Lynchburg office at 434-385-9070. 

NRA Firearm Concealed Carry Class

Fire & Safety Equipment Company located on 7854 Stage Road, Concord, Va. 24538, offer NRA Concealed Carry classes. To get a schedule of their classes & more information call 434-993-2425. 

Hunter's Education Class (Free)

To find a Hunter's Education Course close to you, you can visit www.dgif.virginia.gov or call 1-888-516-0844, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Self-study will be available at the Appomattox County Administration Building or you can find the self-study book online at www.dgif.virginia.gov

 Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

This program is designed for older adults to help strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, boost your mood & self-confidence.  Join the group at  Grace Hills Family Life Center every Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon for lots of fun & exercise.  Fee is $20 a month.  For more information call Linda Peters at 434-993-9336 or Pat Torrence at 434-352-5622

 Painting with Christine

Paint a beautiful 12x16 picture you can take home the day of your class.  No painting experience needed.  The cost of the class is $60, all supplies are furnished except for paper towels.  The fall scheduled classes for 2018 are as follows;  August 21, September 18, October 16, November 13 & December 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Appomattox Community Center.  To view a picture of the painting that is scheduled, go to Christine's web page at www.paintingwithchristine.com.

All participants must register ahead of time by calling the Appomattox Community Center at 434-352-5996 & payment must be made prior to each painting class.  You will not be considered registered for a class unless payment is received in full prior to the class.  Full refunds will be given if the class is canceled due to lack of enrollment.  Participants will be notified of the cancellation.  With any participant registration cancellation a $15 cancellation fee will be retained.  Payment should be made payable to Christine Smith & mailed to P.O. Box 2165, Staunton, Va.  24402.  Email Christine at art101withme@hotmail.com.

Appomattox Lions Club

Join the Appomattox Lions Club.  Meetings are held at the Rail Yard Restaurant on the second Thursday of each month.  They have informative speakers & enjoy a catered meal.  For more information contact John Redding at 434-352-0532.