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Arthritis Exercise Class at Aycock Rec. Center Suitable for All Fitness Levels

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

The Aycock Recreation Center’s Arthritis Exercise Class is a FREE low-impact, joint-safe program developed for people with arthritis. This class, offered in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, is suitable for every fitness level and has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

Classes will be held at the Aycock Rec. Center from 2 until 3 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday, March 25 – May 22, 2020. Classes will not be held on April 10 or May 8.

Space in the class is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of 20 participants.

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

Aycock Rec. Center to Host First Aqua Egg Hunt

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

The Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department announces its first annual Aqua Egg Hunt to be held at the Aycock Recreation Center pool on Monday, April 6, 2020. Activities are planned from 5:30 until 8 p.m.

The pool egg hunt is open to all kids 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 your own container to collect eggs. Eggs will be traded in for prize bags at the end of the hunt.

Schedule of Events:

5:30 – 6 p.m. – Check-In

6 p.m. – Egg hunt begins

7 – 8 p.m. – Crafts, prizes and temporary tattoos in the lobby

Registration and a $5 participation fee are due by March 30, 2020. For more information, contact Lauren Newlin, Aquatics Program Supervisor at [email protected] or (252) 438-3160.

H-V Rec. & Parks to Offer New ‘Body Blast’ Fitness Program

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks introduces “Body Blast,” its newest fitness class offered at the Aycock Recreation Center.

This 45-minute high-energy, high-impact group circuit training class will focus on all the problem areas and is guaranteed to get you into shape. The class instructor is Victor Hunt.

Classes are offered from 7:15 until 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from January 7 – March 26, 2020. The fee is $1 for members, $2 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160 ([email protected]).

H-V Rec. & Parks Offers Jam-Packed Schedule to Beat Winter Blahs

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department is offering a full schedule of activities for the young and the young-at-heart this winter season. Many of the events are offered at the Aycock Recreation Center, located at 307 Carey Chapel Road in Henderson.

Upcoming activities include:

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. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

Senior Bingo Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting Community Bingo for seniors, ages 55 or better, at Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

Senior Prep Games is designed for participants ages 50 or better who are planning to participate in the 2020 Senior Games. Participants will have the opportunity to practice or learn about the sports that are offered during Senior Games. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

2020 Basketball Opening Ceremony Extra Extra!!!! Come out, snap pictures, get autographs or just enjoy and show support for the 2020 Basketball Opening Ceremony for the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department. This event will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 438-3408, [email protected] or Tyler Terry at (252) 438-2670, [email protected]

The 2020 Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Satterwhite Point Glasshouse. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and participants will jump at 10:30 a.m. The Polar Plunge is for courageous people to jump in Kerr Lake to support Special Olympics Vance County. This has been a successful event that has raised several thousand dollars for Special Olympics participants in this area. If you do not want to jump in, you can dip your toes in the water. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

Pickleball Attention Mature Adults ages 50 or better!!!! Come join us for some pickleball fun on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

Badminton Attention Mature Adults ages 50 or better!!!! Come join us for Badminton on Mondays at 10 a.m. at Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

Adult Basketball League Get your team together for the 2020 Adult Winter Basketball Season. This league is designed for adults ages 30 and up. There is a $420 Entry Fee per team (8 players per team). Registration begins on Monday, December 16, 2019, and ends on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.). For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 438-3408, [email protected] or Tyler Terry at (252) 438-2670, [email protected]

Vance County SOFIT  SOFIT is a FREE 16-week wellness program that promotes healthy lifestyles through increased physical activity and improved daily nutrition. This program is specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, but workout partners are welcomed! For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or [email protected]

Kiddie Kardio Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks fitness class for preschoolers!!! Kids ages 1 to 5 will move and groove, play and stretch to fun music while bringing out lots of energy. Parents must stay and supervise their children and are welcome to join the fun. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or [email protected]

Winter Swim Lessons Can you swim? Would you like to learn? Would you like to improve? Well, here is your opportunity….. 2020 Winter Swim Lessons at the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or [email protected]

Crafty Kids Come get creative with the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Crafty Kids!!!  Kids ages 2 to 6 will enjoy age level craft projects led by an amazing instructor! Come prepared for your toddler to get messy and have fun! Parents must stay to supervise their children and are welcome to join the fun!!! For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or [email protected]

Lego Club: Come get creative with the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Lego Club!!!  Kids ages 7 to 13 will enjoy getting creative with different themes. Parents must stay to supervise their children and are welcome to join the fun!!! For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or [email protected]

Seniors Invited to Bring a Dessert to Share at ‘Sweet Treats Bingo’

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

The Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting Community Bingo for Seniors – ages 55 or better – at the Aycock Recreation Center on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m.

Be sure to bring a sweet treat to trade during the game.

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at [email protected] or (252) 431-6091.

The Aycock Recreation Center is located at 307 Carey Chapel Road in Henderson.

Mark Your Holiday Calendar for ‘Cookies & Milk With Santa’

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

Mark your calendar for “Cookies & Milk With Santa” at the Aycock Rec. Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd., Henderson, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Enjoy free cookies and milk, make a holiday ornament and visit with Santa. Don’t forget to bring your camera to photograph your child with Santa!

For more information, please call Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or email [email protected]

H-V Rec. & Parks to Offer Badminton, Pickleball to Adults Ages 50+

100.1 FM / 1450 AM WIZS; Local News broadcasts M-F 8am, 12pm, 5pm

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department is looking for “mature” adults ages 50 or better to participate in badminton and pickleball.

Badminton will be offered on Mondays from 10 – 11 a.m. beginning November 4, 2019, at the Aycock Recreation Center. Sessions will conclude on December 9.

Pickleball will be offered on Thursdays from 10 – 11 a.m. beginning November 7, 2019, at the Aycock Recreation Center. Sessions will conclude on December 12.

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

The cost to participate is $1.

Please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 ([email protected] ) for more information.

The Aycock Recreation Center is located at 307 Carey Chapel Road in Henderson.

Aycock Rec. Center to Hold Winter Swim Lessons for All Ages

100.1 FM / 1450 AM WIZS; Local News broadcasts M-F 8am, 12pm, 5pm

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department announces its 2019 winter swim lesson schedule. Lessons will be held at the Aycock Recreation Center’s swimming pool each Saturday from November 2 – December 14, 2019. Lessons will not be held on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Parent-Tot Swim Lessons (6 months – 3 years old) 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Swim Lessons (3 – 5 years old) 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Beginner Swim Lessons (5 – 13 years old) 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Intermediate Swim Lessons (5 – 13 years old) 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Adult Swim Lessons (14 years old and older) 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Forms and a fee of $30 are due, along with completed registration form, by Friday, November 1, 2019. The class instructor will be Tanya Edwards.

For more information, please contact Aquatics Program Supervisor Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160 or email [email protected]

Aycock Rec. Center’s Annual Fall Festival to Offer Family Fun

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department’s 2019 Fall Festival for families will kick-off the fall season with traditional games, hayrides, bounce house, music, festival snacks, a haunted trail and the “famous haunted house.”

This event will be held at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd. in Henderson, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Come and join the community for a night of family fun.

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 ([email protected]).

Aycock Rec. Center to Expand Offering of Fall Swim Lessons

100.1 FM / 1450 AM WIZS; Local News broadcasts M-F 8am, 12pm, 5pm

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks will offer fall swim lessons at the Aycock Recreation Center for ages 3 – adults on six consecutive Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning the week of September 10.

The fee for the series of lessons is $30.

For additional information, including class times by age and registration deadlines, please see the posted flyer below.

Contact:

Lauren Newlin, Aquatics Program Supervisor

[email protected] ~ (252) 438-3160

http://ci.henderson.nc.us/departments/recreation-and-parks/