02/18 Bicycle Maintenance

Bicycle Maintenance
This class is designed to introduce the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair. The class will offer hands-on instruction in trouble shooting, brake and gear adjustments, tire changing and roadside/trailside repairs. It will also cover proper bike fit, safety and riding tips. There is no fee, but class size is limited so registration is required.
Conte’s Bike Shop, 1212 Alverser Dr.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.       Free
Thursday, Feb. 18     Course 30720
Thursday, April 21     Course 30748
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

02/20 Learning Map and Compass

Learning Map and Compass
Learn how to use a map and compass from one of the best orienteering racers, Tim Gilbert. Join Tim and a county naturalist for an introductory program that includes some classroom time, field time and concludes with a short orienteering course through Rockwood Park. Minimum age is 8.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Saturday, Feb. 20,   10 a.m.-1 p.m.    $3     Course 30394
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

04/05 50+ Introduction to Horseback Riding

50+ Introduction to Horseback Riding
Geared toward the 50+ crowd, you can learn horseback riding fundamentals in four classes. Course includes proper techniques in handling, mounting, dismounting, posting to trot, diagonals and canter preparation. Wear long pants and shoes with a heel.
Hunter Lane Stables, 3578 Hunter Lane
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 5, 7, 12, 14, 6-7 p.m.     $105        Course 30723
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

04/19 Introduction to Horsebackriding

Introduction to Horseback Riding
Learn horseback riding fundamentals in four classes. Includes proper techniques in handling, mounting, dismounting, posting to trot, diagonals and canter preparation. Minimum age is 8. Wear long pants and shoes with a heel.
Hunter Lane Stables, 3578 Hunter Lane
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 19, 21, 26 and 28, 6-7 p.m.  $105       Course 30722
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

05/12 Wilderness Survival – FIRE!

Wilderness Survival ~ Fire
This course will begin with a general discussion about the principles of wilderness survival including preparation, attitude, shelter, fire, water, food and being found. Then, participants will take part in flre-building exercises. Students will discuss fire construction and look at several methods of starting fires without matches or lighters. Dress appropriately for the forecast conditions and be ready to deal with hot or cold weather and insects. Enrollees should be prepared to get dirty, wet and spend an extended period of time outdoors. The minimum age for this course is 7. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Thursday, May 5,      5-6:30 p.m.    $7     Course 30574
Details: Bob Smet, smetr@chesterfield.gov or 745-8360

Garden Plots

Community Garden Plots

Rent a garden plot at Rockwood Park. A single 20 x 20-foot
plot costs $38; a second plot costs an additional $25. Plots
are tilled, located near a water source, and are open from
approximately early March to the end of November. To rent a
plot, or for additional information, call Mark Battista at
318-8735.