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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

The Fall 2022 calendar will be available late August, with registration opening around mid September. Stay tuned for specific dates.

 

Download and print the Summer 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.

 

Spring 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. Meetings are open to all senior citizens to attend. 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. 18 - 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.

 

Fast Crafts* - $10 each

Wednesdays - 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 one week prior to each class. 

 

Laurel Bed Lake Kayak Trip - $30

Sa, Aug. 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area

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.

 

Brown Bag Lunch and Craft* - $10

Tu, Aug. 9, 11 a.m., Christiansburg Recreation Center

The fee includes lunch and all supplies. The deadline to register is Aug 2.

 

Airness - $58

Th, Aug. 11, 9.am., Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend. Will Nina be able to let go and find the raw joy of air guitar? Following Nina’s mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to Rock is already inside us. Participants are responsible for their own lunch in Downtown Abingdon. The deadline to register is July 8.

We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 9 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m.

 

Please note that this production includes Adult Humor and Language. 


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.

 

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 8:30 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m.

 

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

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

Join instructor Beverly Bridges to paint a fall scene 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.

 

Drift and Dine on the New - $25

F, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. - 10 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 1 p.m. and return around 10 p.m.

 

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.

 

Grease - $64

Th, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. - 5:30 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 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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. Lunch is included with the fee. 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.

 

 

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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Montgomery County
Government Center
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.