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Adult & Senior Programs

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  Weight Watchers         

         Weight Watchers  meets at the Appomattox Community Center on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

   Weaving Workshop        

Two Weaving Workshops are being offered at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.  This is a great beginner's course, as well as, a good refresher for those with previous weaving experience.  The workshops will be held April 5 - 8, 2020 for ages 14 and up.  For more information on the class registration, fee, & about the instructor, visit the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center website at or call 434-248-5444.

Women's Outdoor Weekend

          Come enjoy the weekend June 12 - 14, 2020 while learning the outdoor skills you've always wanted to                           master! Must be 10 and up. (17 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult.) Cost $155

          Price includes meals, lodging, and instruction for the entire weekend.

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

Healthy Parks & Healthy People

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park & six Virginia State Parks in the Central Virginia Region have created the Healthy Parks, Healthy People program for community members & park visitors.  The initiative encourages people to spend more time recreating outdoors on their public lands, to increase awareness of the national & sate parks, encourage stewardship of these special places & promote the park's importance in tourism & economic development in their communities.  

The program is a partnership of seven parks including Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Bear Creek Lake State Park, High Bridge Trail State Park, Holliday Lake State Park, James River State Park, Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park & Twin Lakes State Park.

To Participate:

*Visit one of the seven park's Visitor Centers & pick up a Healthy Parks Healthy People passport booklet.  These booklets contain information about the trails at the seven parks, as well as, to hold your stamps.

*Walk one of the trails at the park & stop in the Visitor's Center to receive a stamp specific to that park in your passport booklet.

*Visit each of the parks, walk a trail & receive a stamp to complete your booklet.

*Mail the completed Healthy Parks Healthy People booklet to Appomattox Court House NHP, P.O. Box 218, Appomattox, Va. 24522.  Once Submitted, you will receive a commemorative patch to recognize you walked at all seven parks & you will be entered into a drawing for special prizes, including a National Park Pass & a Virginia State Parks Pass.

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.

Pamplin Depot Community YOGA Classes

Community YOGA Classes are offered at the Pamplin Depot on Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m.  For more information call 424-248-6514.

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

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 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 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 12:00 noon.  It is free to play, paddles & balls are provided.  Contact Linda Peters for more information at 434-993-9336 or Debbie Booze at 434-352-5438.

 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 -, 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

  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 2020 are, February 26, April 23, June 25, August 27, October 22 & December, this date will be announced at a later time.  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 or call 1-888-516-0844, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Self-study books are available at the Appomattox County Administration Building or you can find the self-study book online at .   

 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 11:30 a.m. for lots of fun & exercise.  Classes are held monthly, fee is $20 a month.  For more information call Linda Peters at 434-993-9336.

 Painting with Christine

Paint a beautiful 12x16 canvas 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 scheduled classes for 2020 are as follows;  March 17, April 12, May 19 & June 16, 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

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

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.