City of Henderson, NC

Recreation Programs

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

COMMUNITY BINGO FOR SENIORS   Bingo Flyer

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

Thursdays, October 4th and 25th

Thursdays, November 1st and 15th

Thursdays, January 3rd & 17th, 2019

Thursdays, February 7th & 21st, 2019

 

FALL FESTIVAL   Fall festival flyer

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Aycock Recreation Center

 

 

GENERAL PROGRAMS

 

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

Time: Thursday nights beginning September 6 – October 25, 2018 from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: (Members) $1 per class   (Non-members) $2 per class
Instructor: Beryle Lewis

PLEASE NOTE – No class will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018


SLIDE-N-GLIDE FITNESS CLASS   Slide & Glide flyer
For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us  

Time: Tuesday nights beginning September 4 – October 30, 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     Arthritis flyer
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  (October 1 – December 3, 2018) from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE – No class will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 and Thursday, November 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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.

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 – Crystal Allen as well as the parents of Queen of Diamonds.


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 third Monday of each month starting at 6:00pm at the City of Henderson O’Geary Conference Room  . 

                                                          

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