City of Henderson, NC

Recreation Programs

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

FIREWORKS IN THE PARK (FREE) Fireworks in the Park

9:00 pm Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Fox Pond Park

 

Just Friends Jazz Quintet  Jazz in the Park flyer

Featuring performances by Kuumba Queen Diva Rose

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 at Fox Pond Park Amphitheater

 

REC PLAYERS PRESENTS  

The Performance of 

“JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”

at The McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Flyer

  • Friday & Saturday – July 6 & 7 at 8:00 pm
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  • Sunday, July 8th at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 14th at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 15th at 2:00 pm

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

 

COMMUNITY BINGO FOR SENIORS  Bingo

Thursday, July 5th
Thursday, August 2nd
Thursday, September 6th

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

 

SUMMER DAY CAMP  Summer Day Camp

June 11th – August 10th (Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm) at Aycock Recreation Center

Cost – $50.00 a week per child (Preregistration and payment is required)

 

 

GENERAL PROGRAMS

F.I.T (Fun Interval Training) – For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948 or tgoolsby@ci.henderson.nc.us.   

Time: Monday, May 21 – Monday, July 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Rodney Steverson

 

ZUMBA – For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948 or tgoolsby@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays (May 29th – July 19th) from  7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Rodney Steverson

 

BEGINNING YOGA –  For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948 or tgoolsby@ci.henderson.nc.us. 

Time: Thursday nights beginning May 31 – July 19, 2018 from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Beryle Lewis

 

SLIDE-N-GLIDE FITNESS CLASS – For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948 or tgoolsby@ci.henderson.nc.us.    

Time: Tuesday nights beginning May 29 – July 17, 2018 from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Barbara Evans

                                                                                                                

                                                                                            

 

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

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.

 

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

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

Time: Mondays and Thursdays  (May 14th – July 9th) from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

 

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

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.

 

                                                                                   sr games 2016 cornhole       sr games 2016 shuffleboard        Sr. games 2016 opening ceremonies

 

Special Populations Programs

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

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           VIP st pats

 

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

Time: Tuesday March 20 – May 29, 2018 from 6:00 pm – Tuesday May 29, 2018

Where: Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Road)

To participate must preregister and complete an application

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.

                                                                       sobball 2016     vball 2016 wayne and neal      vball 2016 everyone

vball 2016 pic 2  vball 2016

 

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

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 – Shantel Hargrove as well as the parents of Queen of Diamonds who won 1st place on Saturday’s April 1, 2017 “Buck It Show Down” dance competition in High Point, NC. These parents performed for their daughters could receive extra points for the overall competition scoring. 

 

HENDERSON VANCE TEEN COUNCIL

For more information please contact Shantel Hargrove at 252.430.0382 or shhargrove@ci.henderson.nc.us

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 first and third Thursday of each month starting at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Aycock Recreation Center. 

                                                          

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