City of Henderson, NC

Recreation Programs

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR:

                          PAWESOME PARK (Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am – Dedication ceremony (Pawesome Park) flyer    

                        ROLLINS AVENUE PARK (Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm  – Dedication ceremony (Rollins Ave.) flyer

                                                        

           SHOP TALK 3 

                  Shop talk 3 flyer        

                         6:00 pm  (Wednesday, May 29, 2019) @ Heavenly Reign  

                           2:00 pm  (Thursday, May 31, 2019) @ Eastside Barbershop

       6:00 pm (Friday, May 31, 2019) @ ExQuizid Cuts

  6:00 pm (Thursday, June 6, 2019) @ Physique

      6:00 pm (Friday, June 7, 2019) @ Touch of Class

 

2019 SUMMER DAY CAMP

Summer Day Camp flyer

Monday, June 10th – Friday, August 9, 2019

Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm at Aycock Recreation Center for ages 5-13

COST – $50 a week per child

 

         

                                                                                                                                                                     JOB READINESS PROGRAM

2019 Job Readiness Program 2019

Teens ages 14-18

Training dates

Monday, June 17 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, June 18 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Wednesday, June 19 from 10:00 am – TBA

For more information, please contact Gregory Kelly at (252)431-6099 or gkelly@ci.henderson.nc.us

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

 

 

GENERAL PROGRAMS

 

COMMUNITY BINGO FOR SENIORS 

Bingo flyer

Thursday afternoons from 12:45pm – 1:45pm

June 6 & 20                  July 11 & 25                 August 1 & 15

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

 

 

BEGINNING YOGA 

Yoga flyer

Time: Thursday evenings from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm April 4 – June 27, 2019
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Beryle Lewis

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

 


SLIDE-N-GLIDE FITNESS CLASS 

Slide-n-glide flyer

Time: Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm  April 3 – May 22, 2019
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Barbara Evans

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

 

 

TOT-TIME

Tot-time flyer

Time: Thursday mornings from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Free for parents/guardians and must supervise at all times!!

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160 or lnewlin@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

Time: Monday, May 30 – Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class held Thursday, July 4th and Monday, July 22, 2019

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       sr games 2016 shuffleboard        Sr. games 2016 opening ceremonies

 

 

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           VIP st pats

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

 

 

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

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

  

 

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 – 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