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Programs

UPCOMING EVENTS

St. Patrick's Day Crafty Kids

St. Patrick's Day Crafty Kids Flyer
Join the HVRPD for our holiday craft workshop for youth on Thursday, March 11, 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 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Participants, over the age of 5 and guardians are required to wear a mask at all times. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252-438-3160 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Know Your Rights
Know Your Rights Flyer

Know Your Rights Flyer
Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department’s Youth Services Unit will be hosting Virtual Know Your Rights.  Learn how to protect your civil liberties and your basic rights. Virtual Sessions will be live on the Henderson Vance Outreach Facebook page.  Sessions will be held on Mondays at 4:00 pm.  For more information, please contact Shantel Hargrove at 252-430-0382 (cac@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Aqua Egg Hunt


Aqua Egg Hunt Flyer
Calling all kids ages 17 and younger for our water eggstravaganza on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 4:00pm-8:000pm! All swim levels are welcome, life vests are provided if needed. Parents are required to be in the pool area. Please bring a container to collect eggs. All eggs will be traded in for prize bags at the end of the hunt. Event will be limited to 48 participants.  You must preregister for the time slot that you will attend. Register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.). For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252-438-3160 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt Flyer

The annual Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  The Egg Hunt is open to the first 100 participants that register. Participants will be contacted and given a time to participate.   Remember to bring baskets to gather eggs and your camera to take pictures. Participants will receive a craft to take home. Participants over the age of 5 and guardians are required to wear a mask at all times. Register by: Sunday, March 21, 2021 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).

PROGRAMS & CLASSES


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 Jaleel Johnson at 252.431.6099 (jjohnson@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 and masks must be worn at all times in the facility except when in the water.  For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin 252.438.2670 or (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Yoga

Yoga Class Flyer
Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department will begin Yoga classes on Thursday, January 7, 2020.  These 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/.  Mask must be worn during the class and in the facility.  For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us or (252)438-3160.

Arthritis Exercise Class

Arthritis Exercise Class Flyer
Arthritis Exercise Class Flyer (March-April)
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rthritis 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)

Fit & Feisty

Fit & Feisty Flyer
Fit & Feisty is a 8 week program that will provide information to participants ages 55 and better on topics related to health, wellness, safety tips and exercises to stay fit. Join us by logging on to Facebook Live on the Henderson Vance Special Programs page.  Participants must preregister to participate at Aycock Recreation Center. There are only 10 slots available.   For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (callen@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.

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).