City of Henderson, NC

Recreation Programs

The Aycock Recreation Center will be closed Monday, December 18 through Saturday, December 23 for yearly general maintenance.

  No activities will take place during this time.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Special Olympics – Polar Plunge
Saturday, February 3, 2018, beginning with Check-In at 9:30 am  Polar Plunge 2018

 

  4th Annual African American Quiz Bowl  (Grades 6 – 12)    AA Quiz Bowl Flyer

Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration ends Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

GENERAL PROGRAMS

F.I.T (Fun Interval Training) – For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948.     Flyer – F.I.T

Time: Monday, November 27, 2017 – Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Rodney Steverson

***Please note (No classes will be held December 18 and December 25)

 

ZUMBA – For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948.      Zumba Flyer

Time:

Tuesdays – November 28, 2017 – Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 11:30 pm – 12:30 am  and  7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays – November 30, 2017 – Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  and  7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

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

***Please note (No classes will be held December 19, December 21, December 26)

 

Beginning Yoga –  For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948.  Flyer – Yoga

Time: Thursdays – December 7, 2017 – February 1, 2018 from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Beryle Lewis

***Please note (No classes will be held on December 21)

 

Slide-N-Glide Exercise Fitness Class – For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at (252)438-3948.    Slide and Glide Flyer

Time: Tuesdays – December 5, 2017 – January 30, 2018 from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Barbara Evans

***Please note (No classes will be held on December 19th and December 26)

               

 

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

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.         Arthritis Flyer

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: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 9, 2018 – March 1, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

 

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.

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.

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.

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 Shantel Hargrove at 252.430.0382 or shhargrove@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. 

                                                          

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.