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Fall Programs
Fall Programs Quick Glance Table, Details Below:






Registration Deadline
(Late Fee):
Adult Karate  Ages 15+ Orange Elementary Begins Oct. 3, 2018 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm $45/month Registration Ongoing
Basic Hunter Education Course Intended for Ages 12+ Town of Orange Public Works Community Room Oct. 14, 2018 Sunday Noon-6pm Free (Coursebook may have fee if shipped) Registration Fills Quickly
Autumn Adult Painting Class  Ages 18+ Town of Orange Public Works Community Room Oct. 18, 2018 Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm $30 Sept. 21, 2018 ($5)
Tai Chi Fundamentals Fall  Ages 18+ Dogwood Village Senior Living Wellness Room Oct. 23 - Dec. 18, 2018 Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm $95  
Concealed Carry Training Ages 21+ Sheriff's Office Practice Range Sept. 15 or Nov. 17, 2018 Saturday 9am-1pm $30 Aug.31, 2018 or Nov. 2, 2018
Free Financial Well-being Seminars  Ages 18+ Orange Baptist Church Nov. 1 & Nov. 8, 2018 Thursdays 5:30pm-8pm Free Register by Nov. 2 to guarantee dinner & childcare
Free Adult CPR Class  Ages 16+  Berry Hill Road Station Nov. 13 or Dec. 1, 2018 Tuesday or Saturday 6-9pm or 9am-Noon  Free  Space very limited
Holiday Shopping Bus Trip  Ages 18+ Williamsburg Outlets & Williamsburg Pottery Nov. 15, 2018 Thursday 8am-6pm $30 Oct. 19, 2018

Adult Karate
We are excited to bring a new, adult karate class to Orange County Parks and Recreation to complement our existing children’s karate class.  This class is a traditional Okinawan martial arts class with an emphasis on personal defense training. Training includes grappling, weapons, and basic traditional Chinese medical theory. It will train students to utilize the body as an integrated unit to provide a reliable defense system for both large and small individuals. The Aldridge karate institute system has been in operation for over 30 years in the area. This class will be held on Wednesdays (beginning Oct. 3, 2018) in the OES gym from 6:30-8:30pm.  The fee for this class will be $45, due each month that participation continues.

Autumn Adult Painting Class
Pick a fall-themed picture (choices of Pumpkin or Landscape), and we’ll provide a pre-sketched canvas for you to paint and take home! This one-day, evening program will be held on 10/18/18 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Town of Orange Community Room located at 235 Warren Street, Orange, VA 22960.  Space is limited, and the registration fee is $30.  You must pre-register and pick your picture in advance. The deadline to register is 9/21/18, but spots may fill quicker.  Registrations received after the deadline will be charged a $5 late fee.  This program is open to adults only.

Tai Chi Fundamentals Fall
OCPR’s next Tai Chi Fundamentals Session begins Oct. 23 and will continue for 8 weeks of classes, ending on Dec. 18 (no class on Dec. 4). Have fun learning graceful, slow moving form of exercise that has ancient roots tracing back into the depths of Chinese culture and philosophy of centuries past. Classes are held at Dogwood Village in the Senior Living Building Wellness Room on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Signups for our ongoing Tai Chi programs are accepted at any time during a program. The registration fee for this program is $95. Open to adults. You can sign up anytime, but you must register before attending.

Williamsburg Holiday Shopping Bus Trip
Orange County Parks & Recreation is offering a pilot program to bring bus trip activities back to Orange County.  This trip was planned using feedback received from our bus trip survey.  If successful, additional bus trips may be planned in the upcoming season.  This trip will be a holiday shopping trip to Williamsburg, VA on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  There will be two stops: the Williamsburg Outlets and the Williamsburg Pottery.  Get your presents and let us do the driving! The trip will leave Booster Park at 8am and return around 6pm.  The fee will be $30 per person.  A $5 cancellation fee will apply for canceled registrations.  No refunds will be given within 2 weeks of the trip.  We will be taking a charter bus with a restroom on board.  Space is limited, so register asap to ensure a spot!

Free Financial Well-Being Seminars
Join us for two evenings of seminars (Nov. 1 & 8) to help you improve your financial well-being. Seminars are being graciously hosted at Orange Baptist Church. Partner’s 1st Federal Credit Union will provide knowledgeable instructors, and each evening will offer a FREE dinner and FREE childcare from licensed providers courtesy of the Orange County Office on Youth.  Each evening will have two seminar topics, and will run from approximately 5:30-8pm.  Registration for each seminar evening is separate.  Pre-registration is required in order to guarantee childcare and dinner.  Additionally, pre-registrants will receive a FREE goody bag from the organizers. 

Free Adult CPR Class
Thanks to a grant from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), the County of Orange Fire and EMS Department will be instructing Community Adult CPR classes for the citizens of Orange County at no cost to the participant! Two classes are currently scheduled, one on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 and one on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.  The November class will be held from 6-9pm, the December class will be held from 9am-12noon.  You must be 16 or older and an Orange County resident to participate.  Space is very limited so sign up today. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Adult CPR Certification.  Class will be instructed by Fire & EMS staff.  Registration is handled through Orange County Parks & Recreation.   Pre-registration is required. Contact OCPR at (540) 672-5435.

Basic Hunter Education Course (instructed by VDGIF) - Registration Online at VDGIF's Website, Begins Sept. 25, 2018
The Basic Hunter Education Course covers material on hunting safety, principles of conservation and sportsmanship. Students are required to complete the self-study prior to class and will have to turn in the chapter review exercises from the self-study to the instructor at the beginning of class and they may be turned away if the chapter review exercises are not completed. For more information about the self-study and to obtain the study material, click this link.  There is no charge for these classes, which are required for 12- to 15-year-old license buyers, as well as for anyone purchasing a hunting license for the first time.  Our class is scheduled for October 14, 2018.  Registration will be online only through the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries' website, and will not open until Sept. 25, 2018.  Registration typically fills quickly, so plan ahead to register early.  Register online here.  A free PDF copy of the coursebook is available here.

Concealed Carry Training Class
Concealed weapons are weapons which are kept hidden on one's person, or under one's control not accessible to view. The Sheriff’s Office understands that there are certain requirements that may be difficult for the average citizen to find training or classes that are inexpensive. For this reason, the Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Parks and Recreation have partnered together to offer a concealed carry class at a minimum cost to Orange County Citizens and to those who work in Orange County. The training consists of education in the classroom to include safety, laws, shooting fundamentals, storage, maintenance, and legal considerations. Students will also have to show safe weapon handling on the range. Instructors are DCJS Certified Firearms Instructors. For more information about Concealed Carry, please visit the Sheriff's Office page. Class space is limited. All participants must register at least 2 weeks prior to the class date, no exceptions. This class is limited to Orange County residents and those who work in Orange County. Please Note: Completion of training course DOES NOT grant concealed carry permit. Participant must still apply for the permit through clerk of the circuit court of the county or city in which he or she resides. Completion of this class fulfills the handgun competence requirement for the application. A background check will be required for participation. Registration documents are available in the OCPR office or for printout below. It is recommended that interested applicants complete the waiver at the OCPR office because the waiver must be notarized and we have several notaries in the office. As stated above, all documents must be turned in in advance.
Concealed Carry Packet (Concealed Carry Training Specific Forms & Information, Application & Waiver Required)