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Space Limited to 15 Participants in Free Arthritis Exercise Program

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

The Aycock Recreation Center will be the site of an exercise program geared to those suffering from arthritis pain and stiffness. Courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation, this free 8-week program will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 2 – 3 p.m. beginning March 18 and ending May 13, 2019. Classes will not be held on Thursday, April 18.

This program is low-impact and joint-safe and has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion; suitable for every fitness level.

Space in the class is on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 15 people.

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

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Aycock Rec. Center Announces Spring 2019 Swim Lesson Schedule

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

The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department announces its 2019 Spring Swim Lesson schedule.

Lessons will be held at the Aycock Recreation Center’s swimming pool each Saturday from March 2 – April 6, 2019.

Schedule:

  • Preschool (ages 3-5) ~ 10 – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Beginner (ages 5-13) ~ 10:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Intermediate (ages 5-13) ~ 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Parent/Tot (6 months – 3 years, parent in the water) ~ 12 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Adult (ages 14+) ~ 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Lesson fee of $30 is due, along with completed registration form, by Thursday, February 28, 2019. Class instructor will be Tanya Edwards.

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

Registration for H-V Rec. & Parks Youth Baseball & Softball Begins Feb. 2

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

Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks will hold registration for youth spring baseball and softball February 2 – March 9, 2019.

Baseball is open to ages 4 – 18; playing age is determined as of May 1, 2019.

Softball is open to ages 6 – 16; playing age is determined as of January 1, 2020.

Cost: Vance County Residents – $40; Non Residents – $60

Register at the Aycock Rec. Center during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Steve Osborne at 252.438.2670, [email protected] or Victor Hunt at 252.438.3408, [email protected]

Upcoming Winter/Spring Events at Aycock Rec. Center

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

Hip Hop Water Aerobics is a fast-paced cardio workout in the water with low impact on your joints. The classes will be held on Wednesdays beginning February 6, 2019. The only requirement is that you must be able to touch the bottom of the 4 ft end of the pool. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at [email protected] or (252) 438-3160.

Slide N Glide is a program for participants that are interested in learning new and old line dances. This program is designed for participants to have fun while they exercise. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at [email protected] or (252) 438-3160.

2019 Egg Hunt – Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department’s Egg Hunt will be at two locations this year: Aycock Recreation Center and Davis Street Park on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. until all eggs are gone! For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 or [email protected]

Aycock Rec Center Offering New Program for Children Ages 1-5

-Information and flyer courtesy the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Dept. Facebook page

Aycock Recreation Center announces Tot-Time, a new program for children ages 1-5 on Thursdays from 8 to 11 a.m. Children will enjoy equipment and toys that are age appropriate and designed to let toddlers explore and learn new skills.

Tot-Time is held in an unstructured, open gym setting and parents must supervise at all times.

The cost to participate is $1 for members and $2 for non-members. No charge for parents or guardians.

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

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Registration Underway for Vance Co. Special Olympics Volleyball

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

Vance County’s Special Olympics Volleyball will play on Tuesday nights from March 26 through May 28, 2019, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Aycock Rec. Center.

Applicants must pre-register by Friday, March 8, 2019.

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

The purpose of the Vance County Special Olympics North Carolina is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Aycock Rec. Center to Offer Beginning Yoga Classes

-Information and flyer 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 Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday evenings from 6:15 to  7 p.m. Classes begin Thursday, January 3 and end Thursday, March 28, 2018.

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]

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Henderson-Vance Rec. & Parks Announces Upcoming Winter Events

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

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]

Dance Team Tryouts: D.R.E.A.M. (Diverse Roles in Entertainment, Arts and Music) will be having Dance Team Tryouts on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431-6091 or [email protected]

2019 Basketball Opening Ceremony: This is a recognition and celebration ceremony for our youth basketball players, teams, coaches and parents. We will recognize our sponsors that help make our season successful. This event will be held on Saturday,  January 12, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Steve Osborne at 252.438.2670 or [email protected] or Victor Hunt at 252.438.3408 or [email protected]

Spring Youth Volleyball: This program is designed to teach the rules and skills of volleyball and to allow youth to demonstrate their skills in organized games. For more information, please contact Steve Osborne at 252.438.2670 [email protected] or Victor Hunt at 252.438.3408 [email protected]

Youth Indoor Soccer: This program is designed for youth ages 4-12 who want to continue playing soccer in the winter months. Players will be able to develop new skills and demonstrate those newly learned in-game situations. For more information, please contact Steve Osborne at 252.438.2670 [email protected] or Victor Hunt at 252.438.3408 [email protected]

H-V Rec. & Parks Announces 2019 Winter Swim Lesson Schedule

-Information and flyer 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 January 5 – February 9, 2019.

Parent-Tot Swim Lessons (6 months – 3 years old) – This class introduces being in the water in a safe and friendly environment using games to learn basic swimming skills. Parents in the water with children.

Preschool Swim Lessons (3 – 5 years old) – This class introduces being in the water in a safe and friendly environment using games to learn basic swimming skills. Parents are not in the water with children.

Beginner Swim Lessons (5 – 13 years old) – This class teaches basic swimming skills.

Advance Swim Lessons (5 -14 years old) – This class includes gliding off the pool wall and rolling over onto front and back. A combination of arms and legs in stroke is required. This class will also introduce the breast and back stroke.

Adult Swim Lessons (14 years old and older) – This class teachers basic swimming skills.

Fee of $30 is due, along with completed registration form, by Thursday, January 3, 2019. Class instructor will be Tanya Edwards.

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

 

Participate in the 2019 Vance Co. Polar Plunge and be ‘Freezin’ For A Reason’

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

The Vance County Special Olympics 2019 Polar Plunge will be held at the Satterwhite Point Glasshouse on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. that morning; jump begins at 10:30 a.m. Inclement weather date will be Saturday, February 9, 2019.

The Polar Plunge is an event for courageous participants willing to jump into Kerr Lake in the middle of the winter, all to support and raise funds for the Special Olympics of Vance County.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with others.

All donations earned from the Polar Plunge will go to support local athletes. Individuals are required to collect a minimum of $30 to participate.

Prizes will be given for best costume (individual and team); most money raised (individual and team); and largest team.

Every participant will receive a t-shirt. There is a limit of 250 participants.

Registration forms, along with donations, are due by Friday, January 4, 2019, to Crystal Allen at the Aycock Rec. Center. For more information on the Polar Plunge and the registration form, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or by email at [email protected]