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Adult & Senior Programs

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Evergreen Lavender Farm's   Spring Events:

Evergreen Lavender Farm is located at 7169 Old Evergreen Rd., Appomattox, Va.  24522.

Lavender Planting & Care Workshop:  April 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.  This workshop is about planting, caring & harvesting of lavender.  Learn the varieties that work best in our climate, soil preparation, maintenance, harvesting & uses.  Cost is $20 per person a & includes a lavender plant.  Lavender lemonade will be served.  No reservations required.

Tea Party & fairy Garden Workshop:  April 29, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  In celebration of Mother's Day, the farm will be hosting a Mother & Daughter afternoon filled with tea, sandwiches, cookies & creating a fairy garden!  We will begin with a casual tea in the barn, then move outside under the trees to create a fairy garden.  The cost is $45 for a mother & daughter & includes the tea party & one fairy garden.  An additional garden is $25.  If you want to come alone, no problem, singles are $35 & include  the tea & a garden.  This is open to any age & dads are welcome to participate, too.  Reservations & prepayment are required.  Go to

An Herbal Faire:  May 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, the Southside Herb Society, Long Ears Herbs & Evergreen Lavender Farm join together to provide a great selection of herbs for your garden.  There will be workshops on growing, harvesting & making your own herbal teas by Jeanne Grunert & creating herbal vinegars by Kathy Conner Cornell.  Samples, too!  Herbal cookies & butters will be for sale, also.  

 For more information on Evergreen Lavender Farm's workshops or events visit their website at

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.

Cake Decorating

We have an instructor that would like to teach a basic cake decorating class if there is enough interest.  If you are interested in taking a cake decorating class please call the Appomattox Recreation Department at 434-352-5996.


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, on Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. & on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  Contact Linda Peters at 993-9336 or Debbie Booze at 352-5438 for more information.  

 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 2017 are, February 28, April 25, June 27, August 22, October 24 and December 12.  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 and 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

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.  

 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.  Fee is $20 a month.  For more information call Linda Peters at 434- 993-9336.

 Adult CPR & First Aid Classes/HCP & CPR

Fire & Safety Equipment Company located at 7854 Stage Road, Concord, Va. 24538, offer CPR & First-Aid Classes.  For more information about their classes & a schedule, call Fire & Safety at 434-993-2425.

Painting with Christine

Paint a beautiful 12x16 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 next scheduled classes for 2017 are as follows;  February 28, March 28, April 25 & May 23 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 & 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 Granny Bee's Restaurant on the second Thursday of each month.  They have informative speakers & enjoy a catered meal.  For more information contact John Redding at 352-0532.

Banjo & Mandolin Building Workshop

You have your choice of building either a banjo or a mandolin.  Classes will be held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center April 9 - 14, 2017.  The class will be taught by Don Kawalek, who will provide instructions & kits.  For more information call 434-248-5444.

Weaving Workshop

Explore texture & color while fabric for a tote bag.  Classes will be held April 9 - 12, 2017 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center.  For more information call 434-248-5444.