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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]

 

Henderson-Vance Rec. & Parks Gearing Up for 2019 Adult Basketball

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

Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department announces the return of adult winter basketball for 2019. This league is designed for adults who enjoy the game of basketball. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights with game times depending on the number of teams that register.

Entry deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2019. $420 entry fee per team.

Each team will be guaranteed at least eight regular season games. A double elimination tournament will follow the end of the regular season.

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

 

Henderson Vance Rec. & Parks Collecting Items for ‘Shoebox Give-a-Way’

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

The Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with local community groups to provide a post-Christmas “Shoebox Give-a-Way.”

We are soliciting items for ages 6-17 such as small toys, cards, unopened candy, pencils, shampoo, conditioner, pens, lotion, deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, gloves, scarfs, books, combs and anything you are able to donate that will benefit these age groups.

We will also need shoe boxes as well. Deadline to receive these items will be on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 5 p.m. at Aycock Recreation Center. This program will run in conjunction with the “Peace Toys for War Toys” Program held by the Outreach Unit.

For more information, please contact Shantel Hargrove at 252.430.0382 or [email protected] or Gregory Kelly 252.431.6099 or [email protected]

Mark Your Holiday Calendar for Cookies & Milk With Santa

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

Mark your calendars for “Cookies & Milk with Santa” at the Aycock Rec. Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd., Henderson, on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 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]

Yoga, Slide N Glide & Youth Basketball Extended at Aycock Rec. Center

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

Beginning Yoga: Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department is offering another session of Beginning Yoga. These sessions are based on Basic Yoga techniques to inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace from within. Classes are offered on Thursday nights from 6:15 – 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160 or [email protected]

Slide N Glide:  Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department is offering another session of Slide N Glide. 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. Classes are offered on Tuesday nights from 6:15 – 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160 or [email protected]

Youth Basketball:  Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department’s basketball registration has been extended until Sunday, November 25, 2018.  For more information, please contact Steve Osborne at 252.438.2670 or [email protected] or Victor Hunt at 252.438.3408 or [email protected]

Young Men to Hear From Experts on Goal Setting, Empowerment at ‘I Rise Summit’

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

Reach One Teach One, Inc. will host an “I Rise Summit” for young men ages 13 and over on Sunday, November 25, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Rd., Henderson. Dinner will be served.

Young men attending this free event will hear from subject-matter experts on goal setting, overcoming life obstacles and what empowerment means in 2018.

For more information, please contact Anthony Garnes at (919) 398-5219 or email [email protected]