Roanoke Parks and Recreation is the valley's oldest and only nationally accredited parks and recreation agency offering more than 200 recreational programs and a variety of events and activities. Add a glimmer of pizzazz to your work-eat-sleep routine with an assortment of adult classes, from tap dancing lessons ($28 for six classes) to a basic bicycle-maintenance instruction session ($9). Join an adult co-ed kickball league ($155) to share in an exciting, mildly competitive opportunity to soak coaches in sports drinks.
Dedicated to new, exciting, and innovative theatrical works of the highest quality, Studio Roanoke provides a space where writers, performers and audience come together in a spirit of community and collaboration to expand our understanding of what is possible in the theatre.
In 2003, String Theory’s owner and primary instructor, Luke Currie, earned a bachelor of arts degree in film scoring from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. His knack for arranging notes and effectively setting the tone of movie scenes later earned him a residency at the Performing Arts Institute of Virginia, where he further honed his skills in composition. By 2009, Currie’s growing passion for teaching music prompted him to open String Theory Music Lessons, an informal institute for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels to learn how to compose melodies, sight-read chord charts, and stimulate plant growth using their guitars, basses, or other instruments.
At Brambleton Driving School's DMV-licensed institution, skilled teachers guide future road warriors toward four-wheeled proficiency with in-classroom lessons and open-road instruction. The tutoring team utilizes a stimulating learning environment and a curriculum entrenched in defensive-driving strategies to produce a generation of safe drivers and decades of car chases that remain within the legal speed limit. The classroom instruction covers the rules of the road and driving principles, which are put into practice during sessions behind the wheel.
Perched on hilltops that overlook the scenic Roanoke Valley, Hanging Rock Golf Club's 18-hole course surfs the mountainside for 6,602 yards of challenging course conditions. Rising peaks cast shadows across the course's emerald fairways as undulating terrain places a high premium on club selection, confident swings, and 9-irons impervious to motion sickness. The course's signature hole, the par-4 fifth, showcases the inventive designs of architect Russell Breeden as golfers can pen their own pin-hunting tale by playing to a two-tiered green stationed boldly uphill, a tricky layout that emphasizes accurate approach shots and putters that don't sweat under pressure. To help prepare players for upcoming rounds, resident ace Chip Sullivan conducts private lessons and runs golf academies for birdie seekers of all stripes.
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