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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+

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-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

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-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

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-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/

Aycock Rec. Center to Offer Thurs. Evening Beginning Yoga Classes

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

Beginning Yoga classes will be held in the Aycock Recreation Center’s Multipurpose Room on Thursday evenings from 6:15 to  7 p.m. Classes begin Thursday, September 5 and end Thursday, November 21, 2019. Class will not be held Thursday, October 17.

These sessions are based on basic Yoga techniques that inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace from within through balance, stretching and breathing.

Please bring your own Yoga mat.

The fee is $1 for members and $2 for non-members. Class instructor is Beryle Lewis.

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or [email protected]

Aycock Rec. Center to Reopen Next Week, Dedication Ceremony to Follow

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

Aycock Recreation Center will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, with the gym scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The Rec. Center has been closed, with the exception of the outdoor track, since July 26 for upgrades including replacement of the gym floor.

A dedication ceremony for the upgraded facility will be held on Thursday, September 12 at 12 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Aycock Rec. Center is located at 307 Carey Chapel Rd in Henderson.

Aycock Rec. Center Offering Step Aerobics Class

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

The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department will offer Step Aerobics in the Aycock Recreation Center’s Multi-Purpose Room on Wednesdays from September 4 – November 20, 2019.

Step Aerobics is a 45-minute high energy fitness class that will be offered from 6:15 to 7 p.m. This class is great for beginners or those looking to get back into the swing of fitness.

Fee: $1 for members, $2 for non-members.

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

Aycock Rec. Center to Offer Fall Water Aerobics Classes

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

The Aycock Recreation Center will offer fall water aerobics classes for both swimmers and non-swimmers alike beginning September 3 and ending December 13, 2019. Classes will not be held October 17, 21-25; November 11, 28-29.

Classes will combine low and high impact exercises with a focus on strength building, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and having fun!

Classes will be offered Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

Cost is $1 for members and $2 for non-members.

Contact:

Lauren Newlin, Aquatics Program Supervisor

[email protected] ~ (252) 438-3160

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

City Council Approves $126K Contract for Aycock Rec. Center Gym

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In a special called meeting held July 25, Henderson City Council members authorized the award of a $126,172.25 construction contract to Sport Court Carolina, Inc. for the Aycock Recreation Center Gym Floor Replacement Project.

On June 10, 2019, the Council authorized the expenditure of funds for the replacement of the Aycock Recreation Center gym floor as part of the 2020 Fiscal Year budget.

The project includes 12,800 square feet of removal and replacement of gym flooring.

Flooring renovations include adding durable composite material with a wood appearance. The composite will have a 5 mm pad underneath to allow for bounce, with another hardened composite base under the pad.

According to reports, the gym floor will be the darker of the composite tiles shown below, with the center court and lanes consisting of the lighter composite.

The project was first open for bids on July 8, 2019. With no bids being made, the project was re-bid July 18, 2019, and the low bidder was Sport Court with a bid of $126,172.25.

The only other bid was Synergy Building Group at $148,500.

Aycock Rec. Center has announced that they will be closed for renovations beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 26 and will reopen on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

The outdoor track will still be available for use.

On June 10, 2019, the Henderson City Council authorized the expenditure of funds for the replacement of the Aycock Recreation Center gym floor as part of the 2020 Fiscal Year budget. The project includes 12,800 square feet of removal and replacement of gym flooring. Flooring renovations include adding durable composite material with a wood appearance.