The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department is gearing up for a busy spring with activities for the young and not-so-young residents in the community. Below is a listing of activities, some centered around upcoming holidays:
Thursday, Mar. 11 – St. Patrick’s Day Crafty Kids is for children ages 4-8. This event will begin at 6 p.m. at Aycock Recreation Center and will be open to the first 12 participants to register. The cost is $5.00 per participant. Register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd., Henderson. Participants 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. Anyone older than 5 years and are required to wear a mask at all times. For more information, contact Lauren Newlin at 252-438-3160 (email@example.com).
Saturday, Mar. 27 – The annual Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department Egg Hunt from 9 a.m. to noon at Aycock Recreation Center. This event is open to the first 100 participants who register. Bring baskets to collect eggs and a camera to take photos! Participants also will receive a craft to take home. Everyone over the age of 5 years is required to wear a mask at all times. Register by Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021 at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd. Participants will be contacted and given a time to participate. For more information, contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday, Apr. 1 – Aqua Egg Hunt from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Aycock Recreation Center for children ages 17 and younger. 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 at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd. For more information, contact Lauren Newlin at 252-438-3160 (email@example.com).
Mondays at 4 p.m. – The Youth Services Unit of the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks continues to host a virtual “Know Your Rights” workshop on Mondays at 4 p.m. Learn how to protect your civil liberties and your basic rights in the sessions, live on the Henderson Vance Outreach Facebook page. For more information, contact Shantel Hargrove at 252-430-0382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar. 2-Apr. 22 – Arthritis Exercise Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 2, from 2:30pm-3:30pm. This 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 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 email@example.com or Tara Goolsby at 252.438.3948 firstname.lastname@example.org )
Thursdays in April, May and June – Bingo for Seniors (age 55 or older). Participants can play Virtual Bingo by computer or phone or in person at the Aycock Recreation Center. There are 10 slots available at the recreation center. Participants must contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 email@example.com by the Thursday before the scheduled Bingo to register or for more information.