City of Henderson, NC

Recreation Programs

UPCOMING EVENTS

CRAFTY KIDS

Crafty kids flyer

Mondays, October 7th, 14th & 21st from 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm at Aycock Recreation

Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Tyere Wiggins


ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

Fall Festival flyer

Thursday, October 17th from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Aycock Recreation Center

  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us

 

1st ANNUAL PUMPKIN SPLASH

Pumpkin Splash flyer

Monday, October 28th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Aycock Recreation Center

Cost: $5.00 – Registration deadline Monday, October 21st

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us

 

GENERAL PROGRAMS

 

STEP AEROBICS

Step Aerobics flyer

Wednesday evenings (September 4 – November 20) from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Barbara Evans

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin (252)438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us

 

BEGINNING YOGA

Yoga flyer

Thursday evenings (September 5 – November 21) from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note: No class will be held Thursday, October 17th

Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Barbara Evans

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin (252)438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us

 

KIDDIE KARDIO

Kiddie Kardio flyer

Monday, October 7th, 14th & 21st from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm at Aycock Recreation Center

Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Tyere Wiggins

 For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us

 

COMMUNITY BINGO FOR SENIORS 

Bingo flyer

Thursdays, October 3rd & 31st

Thursdays, November 7th & 21st

Thursday, December 5th

           For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us

 

 

GOLDEN AGE CLUB 

The Golden Age Club is a group of senior ladies who meets every Wednesday at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church. The group enjoys fellowship, weekly brunch and monthly field trips.

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us

 

 

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM   

This class held on Mondays and Thursdays was developed for people with arthritis and has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

Arthritis flyer

Thursday, September 5th – Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes held……

Thursday, October 17th

Monday, November 11th and Thursday, November 28th

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    

REGION K SENIOR GAMES

The Recreation Department serves as the Vance County host for Region K Senior Games. Each Spring two days of games will be held in Vance County. Seniors age 50 and older can enjoy cornhole, table tennis, croquet, and badminton at the Aycock Recreation Center. Registration forms can be picked up at the Vance County Senior Center.

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or ci.henderson.nc.us

                                                                                                                                                                        sr games 2016 cornhole               

 

 

VANCE COUNTY VIPs

Recreation activities are offered for area residents who have a visual impairment. The department offers a variety of monthly activities that include athletic programs, trips, support group meetings, family outings and special events. Average attendance for the group is 15. Call for a schedule.

                                                                                                                                    VIP bowling                       VIP st pats

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

 

 

VANCE COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics strives to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities hope for a healthier, longer, and more fulfilling life through sports training and competition that keeps them engaged in regular physical activity within a structured peer network. Our program currently includes Basketball, Volleyball, and Bocce.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOCCE

Special Olympic Bocce flyer

Thursday evenings September 5th – November 7th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Aycock Recreation Center

Must preregister by Thursday, August 15, 2019 and be at least 8 years old to participate

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL

Special Olympic Basketball flyer

Tuesday evenings September 3rd – November 5th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Aycock Recreation Center

Must preregister by Tuesday, August 13, 2019 and be at least 8 years old to participate

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us

                                                                               

 

D.R.E.A.M  – Diverse Roles in Entertainment Arts and Music

D.R.E.A.M Dance Try-Outs

D.R.E.A.M flyer

Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, September 22nd from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  Dream Team Squad                                                      Dream Parent Squad

The Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department’s D.R.E.A.M  – Diverse Roles in Entertainment Arts and Music is a program that was developed to offer a widespread performing arts program that uses numerous instructional approaches in all aspects of entertainment for ages of 5-17. Participants may take up to two disciplines per session. These disciplines may include step, music, dance, modeling as well as production of these disciplines. Participants will showcase these acquired skills in a final performance after each session has been completed. These participants practice every Wednesday 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and even more to prepare for performances at the Aycock Recreation Center. Queen of Diamonds is under the D.R.E.A.M program with the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department.

This program is greatly supported by the coordinator-Yolanda Richardson and Full Time Staff – Crystal Allen as well as the parents of Queen of Diamonds.

 


HENDERSON VANCE TEEN COUNCIL

Do you want to learn the skills to be a leader, improve your public speaking skills and be a voice for your peers in the community?

Then join the Henderson– Vance Teen Council. Meets the third Monday of each month starting at 6:00pm at the City of Henderson O’Geary Conference Room.

For more information, please contact Shantel Hargrove at (252)430-0382 or shhargrove@ci.henderson.nc.us

                                          

                

2018 – 4th ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUIZ BOWL

The 4th Annual African-American Quiz Bowl was hosted by the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department. This event was held at the City of Henderson Council Chambers on February 17, 2018. The quiz bowl is an interactive, participatory way to learn an important chapter in the history making of the USA. This is an offering to African American children and others to ask questions and journey deeper into the workings and lives of African American contributions and successes, in a country that didn’t always embrace their initiatives and aspirations.  The questions were based off of local history as well as accomplishment made in history by African-Americans.

The moderator for our event was Attorney Nathanial Baskerville. The judges for the event were Mary Marrow, Shantoria Foster, and Donna Stearns. Our 1st place winners were (from left to right) Ania Thrower, Tobias Mosley, and Phillip Burwell of H.A.P.E (Helping All People Excel). Our 2nd place winners were (from left to right) Teshonda Hargrove, Jasmine Massey, and Laila Bullock of Boys & Girls Clubs of NCNC Vance County. We would like to thank all everyone who came out and helped support this wonderful event. We would also like to thank Shantel Hargrove and Gregory Kelly Sr. for hosting this event.

                                                                                                            

                                                                                   1st place winners                                2nd place winners                               Moderator & Judges