City of Henderson, NC

Recreation Programs

SPECIAL EVENTS

Annual Egg Hunt – Egg Hunt Flyer 

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091.

When: Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 am
Where: Aycock Recreation Center and King Daughters 1 Park

GENERAL PROGRAMS

Beginning Yoga For more information, please contact Mattie McGhee at (252)438-3948

Beginning Yoga

Time: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Cost: $2 per class
Instructor: Beryle Lewis

This is an seven week session class for all ages held on Thursday nights starting March 16 through April 27th.

Stroller Fit Moms – For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160.

Stroller Fit Mom

Times:
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays March 21, 28, April 4 & 11
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Thursdays March 24, 30, April 6 & 13
Cost: $1 per class
Instructor: Lauren Newlin

This is a four week session for a 45 minute total body work out for moms with kids in strollers.

Golden Age Club – For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091.

This ladies senior citizens club meets every Wednesday at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church. The group enjoys weekly brunch and monthly field trips. Dues are $1.25 per month.

Region K Senior Games – For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091.

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.

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Slide-N-Glide Exercise Fitness Class – For more information, please contact Mattie McGhee at (252)438-3948.

Time: 6:15 pm – 7pm
Cost: $2 per class
Instructor: Barbara Evans

This is an eight week session class for all ages held on Tuesday nights starting February 21st through April 11th where you can learn the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Biker Shuffle, Wobble and many more .

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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program – For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program FLYER

This free low-impact, joint safe program is developed for people with arthritis and has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Suitable for every fitness level! Classes held at the Aycock Rec Center. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks for 1 hour each. Space in the class is on a first come, first serve basis with a limit of 15 people. The first class will begin Tuesday, February 7th at 2 pm.

Special Populations Programs

Vance County VIPs – For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091.

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.

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Vance County Special Olympics – For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252)431-6091.

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.

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

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

Dream is a widespread performing arts program that uses numerous instructional approaches in all aspects of entertainment. 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. Wednesdays:  Ages 5-17 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Aycock Recreation Center.

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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. 

2017 – 3rd Annual African-American Quiz Bowl

On February 25th The Henderson-Vance Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 3rd Annual African-American Quiz Bowl.  The African-American Quiz Bowl gives youth from the ages 13-18 to showcase their knowledge of African-American national and local history.  The Quiz Bowl is set in double elimination tournament style format, each round the teams are asked between 10 to 15 questions and the youth only have 10 seconds to answer the questions.  This year’s Quiz Bowl also consisted of a Rapid Fire Round where all the youth competed individually for cash prize of $50.  The teams that competed this year are as follows:   African Descendants from Northern Vance High School-Georgia Cooley, Makayla Jefferys, & Diamond Durham; Flames from Boys & Girls Club of North Central North Carolina- Jaiah Kearney, Nassiah Cheek, Ca’Nya Burnett, Jasmine Massey; Senior Flames from Boys & Girls Club of North Central North Carolina- Timothy Terry, Christopher Blue, & Jaylil Majette.  The Senior Flames placed 1st, African Descendants 2nd and Flames 3rd and   Christopher Blue was the winner of Rapid Fire. Nathan Baskerville was the moderator this year and Tracy Mosley, Shantoria Foster and Tonya Gooch-Hawkins served as judges.