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Programs & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fashion Show Auditions
Fashion Show Auditions Flyer
Do you have what it takes to rip the runway??? Well come on out to Aycock Recreation Center on Sunday, August 1, 2021 to audition for Queen of Diamonds’ Fashion Show.  The annual Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021.  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091(callen@ci.henderson.nc.us ).

Kids Gym
Kids Gym Flyer

Join HVRPD for Kids Gym, participants ages 14 and under will be taking over the Aycock Recreation Center Gym! There will be plenty of kid friendly equipment to play and enough room to safely social distance! This event will be open to the first 15 participants to register. Each participant must have an adult over the age of 18 with them at all times, PARTICIPANTS CAN NOT BE DROPPED OFF. Only the participant and one guardian will be allowed in the event due.  For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160(lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us )

Summer Days Crafty Kids
Summer Days Crafty Kids Flyer
Join HVRPD for our Summer Days craft workshop for youth on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 6:00pm at Aycock Recreation Center. Participants ages 4 to 8 will take part in crafts that are age appropriate and holiday themed. This event will be open to the first 12 participants to register. The cost is $5.00 per participant.  You can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.).  Each participant must have an adult over the age of 18 with them at all times to help them with the crafts. Only the participant and one guardian will be allowed in the event. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

PROGRAMS & CLASSES

2021 Tri-City Seahawks Football & Cheerleading Registration
Tri-City Seahawks Football & Cheerleading Flyer
Tri-City Seahawks will be participating in the East Wake Football League.  This is a competition football league for youth. Participants will learn the skills and rules of football.  Participants will travel to local communities to participate in games on Saturdays. You can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.). Please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 430-3408 (dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us)  for more information.

2021 HVRPD Baseball Camp
Baseball Camp Flyer
Henderson-Vance Youth/Teens ages 7 -13 years old …… Are you looking for a Baseball Camp? Are you trying to enhance your skills and knowledge of the game...Well sign up for the 2021 Baseball Camp.  This FREE camp will be held Monday, July 26- Friday July 30, 2021, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Aycock Recreation Center.  The registration deadline is Monday, July 26, 2021. You can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.).Please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 430-3408 (dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us)  for more information.

Fall Soccer
Fall Soccer Flyer
This is a soccer program for participants ages 4-12.  Youth participating in this program will gain soccer knowledge in rules and skills of the game. Registration  begins on Monday, July 26, 2021  and ends on Sunday, August 29, 2021.  Participants can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.). For information, please contact Darius Pitt at  252. 438.3408 (dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Fall Youth Volleyball
Fall Volleyball Flyer
This program is designed to teach youth, ages 8-16,  the rules and skills of volleyball.  Registration begins on Monday, July 26, 2021 and ends on Sunday, August 29, 2021.  Participants can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.).For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at 252.438.3408 (dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Adult Kickball League 
Adult Kickball Flyer
This kickball league is designed for adults ages 21 and up.  You can register as a team or you may register as an individual and we will place you on a team.  Registration fee is $420 for teams and $40 for individuals.  Registration begins on Monday, August 2, 2021 and ends on Sunday, September 5, 2021.  Participants can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.).For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at 252.438.3408 (dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Teen Court Club Volunteers
Teen Court Club Youth Volunteer Flyer

Teen Court Club Adult Volunteer Flyer
Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department’s Youth Services Unit is looking for adult volunteers and youth volunteers ages 14-18 for Teen Court Club.  Teen Court Club is a group of youth volunteers that are trained under adult supervision to perform several duties during the Teen Court process. Youth volunteers serve as Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors, Bailiffs, Clerks and Jury Members.   Adult volunteer roles include Jury Facilitator, Court Room Monitor, Attorney Coach, Teen Court Trainer or Guest Speaker.  For more information, please contact Shantel Hargrove at 252.430.0382 (sshargrove@ci.henderson.nc.us) .

Water Aerobics
Water Aerobics Flyer
Join our low impact, high energy aquatic fitness program.  Classes will be limited to 10 participants.  For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin 252.438.2670 or (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Hip Hop Water Aerobics
Hip Hop Water Aerobics Flyer
Come join the HVRPD for a fun and fast passed aerobics class in the water! Classes are high energy, low impact work outs to get you moving! Due to COVID 19  restrictions classes are limited to 10 participants.  Participants must be able to touch the bottom of the 4ft end of the pool.  Classes will be held on Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:00pm beginning on Thursday, July 29, 2021.  Classes are $1.00 for members, $2.00 for nonmembers and will be limited to 10 participants.  You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ .  For information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us ).

Yoga

Yoga Flyer
Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department will begin Yoga sessions are based on Basic Yoga techniques to inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace within.  Classes will be held on Thursdays, 6:15pm-7:00pm. Classes are $1.00 for members and $2.00 for nonmembers and will be limited 10 participants.  You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/.    For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us). 


Slide N Glide
Slide N Glide Flyer

Come join HVRPD to move and groove to get in shape and have fun! We will be moving to some of the most popular dances, working out and having fun!  Classes are $1.00 for members, $2.00 for nonmembers and will be limited to 10 participants.  You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/.   For information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160(lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Arthritis Exercise Class
Arthritis Exercise Class Flyer
Arthritis Exercise Class  is a FREE low-impact, joint safe program developed for people with arthritis. This class has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion. This class is also suitable for every fitness level.  Join us by logging on to Facebook Live on the Henderson Vance Special Programs page or at Aycock Recreation Center.  Participants must preregister to participate at Aycock Recreation Center. There are only 10 slots available.    For more information or to register, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us ) or Tara Goolsby at 252.438.3948 (tgoolsby@ci.henderson.nc.us)

Community Bingo for Seniors
Community Bingo for Seniors Flyer
Bingo for Senior, ages 55 or better,  will be held on Thursdays during the months of January, February and March.  Participants are able to join by computer, phone or at Aycock Recreation Center.  There are 10 slots available at Aycock Recreation Center.  Participants must contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us) by the Thursday before the scheduled Bingo to register.

Senior Cornhole 
Senior Cornhole Flyer
Senior Cornhole (August-September) Flyer
This program provides participates 55 and better to learn and enjoy the game of Cornhole.  Cornhole will be held on Thursdays, 9:30am-11:30am, beginning June 24 through July 29, 2021.  The cost is $2 per session.  You can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.).  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091(callen@ci.henderson.nc.us ).

GOLDEN AGE
The Golden Age Club is a group of Senior Ladies who meet every Wednesday at 10:00am 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 (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us)

REGION K SENIOR GAMES

The Recreation Department serves as the Vance County host for Region K Senior Games during the Spring.  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 (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us).

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.  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us).

VANCE COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS
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.  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us).

D.R.E.A.M  – Diverse Roles in Entertainment Arts and Music
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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. For more information please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091  (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us) .

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 (shhargrove@ci.henderson.nc.us).