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Active Adults & Senior Programs

Our Active Adults and Senior programming is a combination effort with Montgomery CountyChristiansburgBlacksburg, and Radford Parks and Recreation departments, Montgomery County RSVPMeadowbrook Library, and the Christiansburg/Montgomery TRIAD S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together) Council.

Enjoy programs catering to adults ages 50+, including arts and crafts, games, music, special presentations, picnics, socials, and more. See what's out there by signing up for our many trips and tours. We offer a wealth of activities to encourage life enrichment through engagement in social and physical activity, while taking a trip off the beaten path! 

Questions? Call our office at (540) 382-6975, Option 1, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email mcpr@montgomerycountyva.gov.

 

Updates

Registration for fall activities begins August 6 at 8:30 a.m.

 

Download and print the Fall 2022 calendar.

 

How to Register

Register online, by phone at (540) 382-6975, or by visiting our office in the Montgomery County Government Center, located at 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1E, in Christiansburg.

Registration for activities marked with an asterisk is handled through Christiansburg Parks and Recreation online or by calling (540) 382-2349.

 

Fall and Summer 2022 Activities

Christiansburg/Montgomery TRIAD S.A.L.T.

The Christiansburg/Montgomery TRIAD S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together) Council works on various projects to benefit senior citizens in the community. The council meets every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center unless specified otherwise. Everyone is welcome! For additional information, contact Tammy Caldwell at (540) 382-2349, Ext. 2003.

  • Aug. 16 - Understanding Trusts and Wills
  • Sept. 20 - Summer Picnic, 11 a.m., Mid County Park and Activity Center
  • Oct. 11 - Shred-a-thon, 3-6 p.m.
  • Nov. 16 - Technology: Cryptocurrency
  • Dec. 20 - Christmas Luncheon, Location TBD

 

Mystery Movie and Munchies* - Free

Mondays - Aug. 15, Sept. 19

11 a.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

The deadline to register is one week prior to each event.

 

Ladies of the 80’s - $41

Sa, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA

Enjoy an afternoon in Downtown Roanoke shopping and eating lunch, followed up with a play at Mill Mountain Theater! Revisit the big hair and even bigger voices of classic 80s female performing artists in this special two-night-only concert, Ladies of the 80s! Featuring songs made popular by artists like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, and more, Ladies of the 80s! gives female performers the chance to shine...and rock! Participants are responsible for their own lunch. The deadline to register is July 20.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m.

 

Ice Cream Bar Bingo* - $8

W, Aug. 24, 1 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

Enjoy an afternoon of bingo and an ice cream bar with all the toppings! Bring $1 in quarters for bingo prizes. The deadline to register is August 17.

 

Walton's Mountain Museum - $25

Tu, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m., Schuyler, VA

Join us for the trip to Walton’s Mountain Museum with some surprise stops along the way. Walton’s Mountain Museum is located in the Piedmont Region foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Schuyler (Sky-ler), Virginia. The museum offers replicas of John-Boy’s Bedroom, Ike Godsey’s Store, “The Waltons” kitchen, “The Waltons” living room, and the new Military Museum annex. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. The deadline to register is August 10.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 8:30 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

Senior Summer Camp - $125

M-F, Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Mid County Activity Center

Sign up for a week of fun with crafts, games, socials, friends, and trips! The fee includes all supplies for each day. Participants are responsible for their own lunch on trip days. Space is limited to 10 participants, so sign up ASAP! The deadline to register is August 8.

 

Fast Crafts* - $10

W, Sept. 7, 1 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

Don’t have a lot of time to do crafts? Then this is the program for you. We will make a craft in 60 minutes. The deadline to register is August 30.

 

Cruising on the Pontoon - $53

Su, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Claytor Lake

Travel in style on an 18-foot party pontoon with reclining chairs, a diving board, and a water slide. We’ll provide hotdogs on the grill and drinks. Participants are requested to bring a side to share. The deadline to register is September 2.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 1 p.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

Step-by-Step Canvas Painting: Bubbles - $17

Tu, Sep. 13, 1:00 p.m., Mid County Activity Center

Join instructor Beverly Bridges to paint a colorful bubble painting on canvas. She provides clear instructions every step of the way, so even if you are a beginner this class is for you! The fee includes all supplies. The deadline to register is September 6.

 

Fall Wind Chime Craft - $5

Th, Sep. 15, 11 a.m., Mid County Activity Center

The deadline to register is September 8.

 

Drift and Dine on the New - $25

F, Sept. 16, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., New River

Enjoy a relaxing raft float with class I and II rapids. Afterwards we will dine at The Palisades, a local hotspot for evening entertainment and contemporary cuisine in a countryside setting. Participants are responsible for their meal cost. All equipment is included. The deadline to register is September 9.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 12 p.m. and return around 8 p.m.

 

TRIAD Summer Picnic - Free

Tu, Sept. 20, 11 a.m., Mid County Activity Center

The TRIAD Council will give a presentation, and you have an opportunity to meet local law enforcement and council members. Everyone is welcome! The deadline to register is September 13.

 

 

The Diary of Anne Frank - $41

W, Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA

Enjoy an afternoon in Downtown Roanoke shopping and eating lunch, followed up with a play at Mill Mountain Theater!

“I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank wrote in her diary to better understand herself and the horrors of being Jewish in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, and intensely gifted young girl. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their laughter, their grief, and their hope. This adaptation breathes new life into this iconic tale. 

Participants are responsible for their own dinner. The deadline to register is August 18.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 3:30 p.m. and return around 10:30 p.m.

Claytor Lake Sit-On-Top Kayaking Trip - $30

Tu, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Claytor Lake State Park

We provide full instruction on how to navigate your own sit-on-top kayak in a safe environment on the calm, clear water of Laurel Bed Lake. Lunch is provided lakeside. The deadline to register is July 30.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 8 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m.

 

Medicare Info Session - Free

W, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Montgomery County Government Center

What’s new? When can I enroll or change my plan? These and other important questions and information on plan changes and deadlines will be presented by Deena Flinchum, VICAP Counselor with NRV Agency on Aging. Deena will discuss ways to get coverage, how the drug plan works, and how Part D works with other insurance. The deadline to register is September 21.

 

Grease - $64

Th, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, Wytheville, VA

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Lunch is included, and the deadline to register is August 26.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 11 a.m. and return around 6 p.m.

 


Halloween Mystery T-Shirts - $10

Tu, Oct. 4, 1 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

Please provide your t-shirt size at registration. The deadline to register is September 27.

 

New River Raft Float - $35

W, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., New River

Enjoy a relaxing float with exciting class II+ rapids. All equipment is provided and we will provide riverside snacks for a delicious picnic! The deadline to register is September 28. We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m.

 

Murder on the Orient Express - $58

Th, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Abingdon, VA

World famous detective Hercule Poirot is headed to London aboard the luxurious Orient Express, a train packed with the most eccentric passengers ever seen. Trouble begins when a snowdrift stops the Express in its tracks, and the situation quickly spirals from bad to worse when one of the passengers is found murdered in his compartment. Can Poirot solve the crime before it’s too late? This classic murder mystery, adapted by the king of comedy, will have you laughing one moment and gasping the next. Come join us for the ride of your life! The deadline to register is September 13.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

The Royale - $58

Tu, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Abingdon, VA

Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world but it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are virtually nonexistent. Then a promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” pitting Jay against the reigning white champion… and Jay soon discovers there’s a lot more at stake than a title. An incredibly theatrical look at what it is to climb into the ring with destiny. The deadline to register is September 20.  

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

Shred-a-Thon - Free

Tu, Oct 11, 3-6 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

Please bring your documents in a box or plastic tote (no larger than 22.5x18x11.5”) and respect the limit of three totes/boxes per vehicle. Items that cannot be shredded include: metal, three-ring binders, composition notebooks, hanging file folders, paint brushes, padlocks, hardback books, keys, eyeglasses, bungee cords, etc. Please note that the Shred-a-Thon is a drive-thru event; please do not get out of your car and approach the collection site. Stay in the line of vehicles for an event coordinator to approach you. No walk ups are allowed.

For more information, contact Tammy Caldwell at (540) 382-2349 ext. 2003 or tcaldwell@christiansburg.org.

 

 

Shatley Springs - $15

Th, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Ashe County 

Enjoy family style country cooking and famous spring water at the Shatley Springs Inn! Experience a leisurely day in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and sit on the porch in a rocking chair reminiscing of times past. Along the way, we will also visit the Ashe County Cheese Factory. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. The deadline to register is June 30.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.

 

Lexington Carriage Tours - $28

Tu, Oct. 18, 10 a.m., Lexington, VA

The Lexington Carriage Company offers an intriguing way to explore the rich history of this 19th century college town, slowed to the pace and rhythm of hoof-beats. Join us as we discover Lexington's unique history as we explore the shops and boutiques in the historic district. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. The deadline to register is October 11.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.

 

New River Gorge National Park Hike - $10

 

W, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Lansing, WV

 

The New River Gorge is the newest National Park in the United States. This enjoyable loop trail leads through rich forest and rhododendron thickets. This area was a former home site of the Laing family. Clues of this history can be glimpsed along the trail. Lunch is on your own in iconic Fayetteville, West Virginia. The deadline to register is October 12. We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 8:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m.

 

Halloween Mystery Program - $12

F, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Montgomery County Government Center

 

Come out for a fun filled morning of Halloween themed activities. Fee includes snacks and supplies. The deadline to register is Oct 14.

 

 

A Trip to Mayberry - $25

 

W, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mt. Airy, NC

 

Our behind the scenes tour begins in the Andy Griffith Playhouse and takes you through the life and career of Andy Griffith. The Playhouse, in its day, was Rockford Street Grammar School—where Andy was on stage for the first time ever. Once finished, we will go to the Andy Griffith Museum, along with additional exhibits. Participants are responsible for their own lunch in downtown Mt. Airy. The deadline to register is October 12.

 

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m.

 

 

Pumpkin Painting - $5

 

F, Oct. 28, 11 a.m., Mid County Activity Center

 

Get in the Halloween spirit as we paint wooden and ceramic pumpkins. The deadline to register is October 18.

 

Halloween Bingo - $5

M, Oct. 31, 11 a.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center            

The fee includes refreshments. Bring four quarters for bingo prizes. The deadline to register is October 24.

 

Handmade Card Workshop - $10

Tu, Nov. 1, 1 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

The fee includes all supplies, and the deadline to register is October 25.

 

Ripcord - $58

Th, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA

Join us for a high-stakes comedy about two women locked in a no-holds-barred battle. A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A bet between the two quickly escalates into a hilarious game of one-upmanship that reveals the tenacity of these worthy opponents, as well as the adventures that await us at any age, if only we will leap. The deadline to register is October 7.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

Harvest Truck Sign - $10

 

W, Nov. 9, 11 AM., Mid County Activity Center

 

What a bountiful harvest! This truck has piles of pumpkins in the back and is ready for your decorating creativity. A fun do-it-yourself craft for home, the finished product can be added to your Harvest season home décor and brought out every year for display. This fall craft makes a great gift for crafters and is fun to complete! Fee includes all supplies. The deadline to register is Nov 2.

 

 

TRIAD Meeting: Cryptocurrency - Free

 

Tu, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

 

Everyone is welcome! For additional information, contact Tammy Caldwell at (540) 382-2349, Ext. 2003 or tcaldwell@christiansburg.org

 

 

Dutch Oven Cooking - $15

 

W, Nov. 16, 10 AM., Mid County Park

 

Come enjoy an afternoon at Mid County Park for a relaxing outdoor cooked meal using traditional Dutch ovens and open flame. Take a stroll along the trails while the food is prepared. Even try your hand at Disc Golf located right at the shelter if you like. The deadline to register is November 9.

 

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return at 3 p.m.

 

Thanksgiving Bingo- $8

 

F, Nov. 18, 11 AM., Montgomery County Government Center

 

The fee includes prizes and snacks, and the deadline to register is November 10.

 

Milmont Greenhouse - $15

M, Nov. 28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stuarts Draft, VA

Get ready for the holidays with the wonderful selection of poinsettias available at Milmont Greenhouse! Decorate your home or give them as a gift. We will also stop by The Cheese Shop, where you can stock the pantry with high quality and unique cheeses, snacks, gluten-free products, jams, jellies, old-fashioned candy, hard-to-find baking ingredients. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. The deadline to register is November 21.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.

 

Mystery Holiday Craft with Bev- $10

Tu, Nov. 29, 1 p.m., Mid County Activity Center

 

Fee includes all supplies, and the deadline to register is November 22.

 

Over the River and Through the Woods- $58

Th, Dec. 1, 10 a.m., Abingdon, VA

Every Sunday, Nick crosses the river to New Jersey and has dinner with both sets of his Italian-American grandparents. But Nick has dreams, and when he receives the perfect job offer from the west coast, he is determined to take it. His grandparents – Frank, Aida, Nunzio, and Emma – are just as determined that he stay put. Thus begins a series of shameless schemes and hilarious shenanigans that will have you roaring in your seat while reminding you of the wonderful zaniness that is family. The deadline to register is November 3.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

Rustic Wooden Sled Door Hanger - $15

 

F, Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Mid County Activity Center

 

This DIY craft is a fun activity to do with your parks and rec friends! This home décor piece would look great hanging on your front door, wall or anywhere throughout your home. The sled would also be a unique homemade Christmas gift for someone special. The deadline to register is November 22.

 

Gingerbread Houses - $20

M, Dec. 5, 1 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

The fee includes all supplies, and the deadline to register is November 28.

 

Holiday High Tea - $20

Tu, Dec. 6, 12:30 p.m., Eggleston, VA        

Get in the festive spirit at the Palisades Restaurant’s annual Holiday High Tea. Enjoy tasty pastries, scones, cookies, and finger sandwiches while sipping on delicious tea. The fee includes all costs, and the deadline to register is November 22.  

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 12:30 p.m.

 

Christmas Spectacular - $70

W, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wohlfahrt Haus, Wytheville, VA

Sing along with both mainstream and traditional Christmas music that is certain to get you into the spirit! Ring in the holiday and celebrate with us! Lunch is included. The deadline to register is November 9. 

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 11 a.m. and return around 6 p.m.

 

Mystery Christmas Ornaments - $7

 

Th, Dec. 8, 11 a.m., Mid County Activity Center

 

Dress-up your Christmas tree with these mystery ornaments! Hang from the tree, set around the house or gift finished projects to loved ones. Keep them up till Santa comes or hang them as winter decorations to grace the home with yuletide spirit all season long! The deadline to register is December 1.

 

Christmas Bingo 

M, Dec. 12, 1 p.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

Participants are asked to bring a wrapped gift of no more than $5. Refreshments are provided, and the deadline to register is December 6.

 

It’s a Wonderful Life - $58

Th, Dec. 15, 10 AM., Abingdon, VA

In this brand new adaptation, written especially for Barter’s resident acting company, ten quick-changing actors bring to life the world of Bedford Falls and its most famous resident. The town’s citizens have relied for years on the Bailey Brothers Building and Loan, and George Bailey has sacrificed his dreams and ambitions to keep it alive against all odds. But on this Christmas Eve disaster strikes, and it takes a guardian angel named Clarence to make George realize that not all is lost, and that no man is a failure who has friends. A beloved  holiday classic for the whole family. The deadline to register is November 17. 

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 10 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

Candy Cane Creation - $8

 

F, Dec. 16, 1 p.m., Mid County Activity Center

 

Deck your home in honor of the season with a sweet decoration that is fun to make! These peppermint decorations look charming used as Christmas wall décor, a holiday door sign or as a wooden door hanger to paint. These are also perfect to use as holiday party décor or as holiday decorations for your office. The deadline to register is December 9.

 

TRIAD Holiday Luncheon* - Free

Tu, Dec. 20, 11 a.m., Location TBD

Everyone is welcome! The deadline to register is December 13. 


 

Holiday Inn - $55

W, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA

Based on the 1942 Paramount Pictures film of the same name, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves behind the bright lights of show business to settle down in a small farmhouse in Connecticut. His luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together, they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn where they put on dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. Will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love when his best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away? Celebrate the holiday season with this joyous musical features thrilling tap-dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Heat Wave,” “Be Careful, It’s My Heart,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Shaking the Blues Away,” and many more! Fee includes a trip and ticket. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch. The deadline to register is November 22.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 11 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m.

 

Surprise Snow Craft - $8

Tu, Jan. 10, 1 p.m., Mid County Activity Center

Look no more! This snow themed cutout will make a beautiful addition to your decor. Best of all, you can match it exactly to your style and color: rustic, trendy, or traditional. The registration deadline is January 4. 

 

Winter Hike - $10

W, Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Pandapas Pond & Peterstown, WV

Enjoy a winter hike along the loop trail at Pandapas Pond. The trail circles the lake and meanders through the surrounding Appalachian hardwoods. Lunch will be buffet style at the Hometown Restaurant featuring good home-cooked food. The deadline to register is January 4.  We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9:30 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m.

 

Step-by-Step Canvas Painting: Whimsical Winter- $17

 

Tu, Jan. 17, 1 p.m., Mid County Activity Center

 

Join instructor Beverly Bridges to paint a winter themed painting. She provides clear instructions every step of the way, so even if you are a beginner this class is for you! The fee includes all supplies. The deadline to register is January 10.

 

Winter Bingo - $8

Th, Jan. 19, 1 p.m., Montgomery County Government Center

The deadline to register is January 12.

 

 

Senior Lock Box Program

This program is available for older adults and provides emergency first responders a way to quickly gain access into the participant's home during an emergency. This program is sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery TRIAD S.A.L.T. Council and Christiansburg Police Department. For more information, contact David Wall, Crime Prevention Specialist at (540) 382-3131.

 

*Registration for activities marked with an asterisk is done through Christiansburg Parks and Recreation online or by calling (540) 382-2349.

 

Policies

Deadlines: A deadline is set to secure tickets. If the minimum number of participants is not met, an activity will be canceled.

Refunds: For a full refund, cancellations must be made prior to the registration deadline. An exception can be made only if a substitute is provided or the vacancy can be filled from the Wait List. Refunds are automatic if an activity is cancelled. 

Medicine: Participants must travel with at least a 24-hour supply of medication in the event of a return delay due to inclement weather or other circumstance.

Inclement Weather: If Montgomery County Schools are cancelled or on a 2+ hour delay, programs will be cancelled.

Wait List: If an activity is full at the time of inquiry, you can request to be placed on the waiting list. If a vacancy becomes available, participants will be notified and given seven days to submit the fee.

 

We reserve the right to have program flexibility.

 

 
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755 Roanoke St., Ste. 1E
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-6975
Fax: (540) 382-4596
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Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.