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Your Complete Source for Mecklenburg Parks, Programs, Greenways and Recreation Fall 2013

Mecklenburg County Park and Rec - 2012 NRPA Gold Medal Award Winner!

www.parkandrec.com In This Issue: • Romare Bearden Park Grand Opening • Mecklenburg County Sportsplex Phase 1 Grand Opening

PLUS... • County-Wide Facility Listings and Contacts • Maps to all County Park and Rec Sites • Information on Special Senior Programs

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NEW! Click any category below to go directly to that section!

Welcome!

Therapeutic Recreation

Dates To Remember................................ 3 Frequently Called Numbers.................... 3 Letter from the Director..........................4 Park and Rec News...............................5-6 Major Facilities Map................................8

Programs and Events............................. 47

Parks, Preserves & Greenways

Elementary

Americans with Disabilities.....................9 Dog Parks.................................................9 Charlotte B-Cycle...................................10 Volunteering..........................................10 Partners for Parks/Park Road Park........10 Park Rangers.......................................... 11 Historic Sites.......................................... 12 Fishing.................................................... 12 Youth Sports Leagues.......................13-14 Adult Athletic Leagues......................... 15 Grayson Skateboarding Park................ 15 Golf Facilities......................................... 16 Disc Golf................................................. 16 Scholarship Golf Tournament............... 17 Cycling & Race Events........................... 17 NC Sailing and Rowing......................... 17 Grady Cole Center Events.....................18 Tennis Facilities and Lessons............19-20 NC Cooperative Extension...............21-22 Greenways and Map........................23-25

Programs and Events........................53-56

Recreation Centers Rec Centers and School Rec Site Map..... 27 Rec Centers and School Rec Site Chart...28

Nature Centers McDowell Programs and Events........ 30-34 Latta Plantation Programs and Events.35-40 Reedy Creek Programs and Events.....41-45

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Preschool Programs and Events........................ 49-51

Teens Programs and Events........................58-59

Adults

Courtesy Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners: George Dunlap (District 3); Bill James (District 6); Dumont Clarke (District 4); Karen Bentley (District 1); Matthew Ridenhour (District 5); Kim M. Ratliff (Vice Chair, At Large); Pat Cotham (Chair, At Large); Trevor Fuller (At Large); Vilma Leake (District 2).

Seniors

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commissioners Joe Pata, Kendel Bryant, Rob Brisley (Chairman) Elaine Powell, Norman Mitchell, Tistan McMannis, Charlie McRee, Ed Barnhart, Doug Burnett , Brenda McMoore, Sheryl Smith, Travis Dancy, Jude Harding, Ed Barnhart.

Programs and Events........................ 65-67 MeckSenior Day Trips............................68 Senior Nutrition Program.....................69

Members are appointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. They promote parks and recreation for Mecklenburg County residents and advise County Commissioners on facilities, programs and activities.

Aquatics

Bill Carroll, Managing Editor BBSA Public Information Department

Programs and Events........................71-76 MC-Aquatics Center - Lessons..........75-76 MC-Aquatics Center - Water Exercise.... 72 Ray’s Splash Planet - Lessons................ 73 Marion Diehl Pool - Lessons..................74 Marion Deihl Pool - Water Exercise..... 75 Starfish Aquatics Program.................... 76

Leo Caplanides, Editor BBSA Public Information Department

Programs and Events........................61-63

Copy Editor Terri Stowers Art Direction Spitfire Marketing + Creative, Inc. www.ispitfire.com Copyright ©2013 Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted without written permission. Photo of Bank of America building, Downtown Charlotte, NC By jbarreiros (Flickr [1]) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (httpcreativecommons.orglicensesby-sa2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Dates to Remember Print out this page to put on your fridge as a reminder of key dates! Romare Bearden Park Grand Opening

Labor Day weekend

Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament Sep 9

Mecklenburg County Sportsplex Phase 1 Grand Opening

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Youth Basketball Oct 1 to Oct 31

Swim Lessons

See Aquatics section

Senior Trips

See Senior section

Frequently Called Numbers City/County Information Line.................................. 311 Facility Reservations/Rentals.................................... 311 Administration ....................................... 704-336-3854 Aquatic Center........................................ 704-336-3483 Athletics................................................... 704-336-3854 Ballfield Rainout Line.............................. 704-336-5800 Dog Parks................................................. 704-336-8840 Grady Cole Center/Memorial Stadium... 704-336-2884 Greenways & Trails.................................. 704-336-3854 Natural Resources.....................................704-598-8857 Ray’s Splash Planet.................................. 704-432-4729 Therapeutic Recreation............................704-432-0237

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Dear Mecklenburg County Residents, On behalf of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, I would like to welcome you to the Fall 2013 issue of the Get Going Guide. This issue features information on programs and events happening in Fall 2013 and information on the grand opening of Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte.

People • Pride Progress Partnerships 5841 Brookshire Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28216 704-336-3854 Fax: 704-336-5472

This program guide, serving Mecklenburg County, is published on a quarterly basis. Our new format allows for fresher content and easier methods of registration since the guide is linked directly to our EParks registration area. You’ll also notice that each web address shown can be simply clicked on to obtain more information. Along the same lines, all email addresses shown can be clicked on to send inquiries quickly and easily. Our goal is to continue enhancing the guide by adding even more hyperlinks, feature stories and videos to really showcase what Park and Recreation has to offer. So save this file to your desktop or laptop and refer to it often so that you will always be up-to-date on all the ways you can get going! Sincerely,

® All services are available without regard to origin, sex or disability.

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Mecklenburg County Sportsplex Nearing Phase 1 Completion Phase I of the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex is scheduled to open Fall, 2013. Phase I of the complex will include 5 multi-use lighted synthetic turf fields. When completed, the facility will house 12 multi-use fields capable of holding a variety of events such as soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby. The focus of this facility will be to host a wide variety of weekend tournaments and will also host weekday practices and league play for local teams and organizations. For more information on the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex, up-to-date construction photos and reservation policies please visit Mecklenburg County Sportsplex.

Recycle at Home Like You Do in School You do a great job recycling everyday in school, at lunch and in the classroom. Now be sure to keep up the good work when you go home, even encourageFor themore rest oftips, your ideas family and to reduce, reuse and recycle. to learn more about recycling visit To learn more you can visit www.WipeOutWaste.com

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Romare Bearden Uptown Park Grand Opening Weekend

experience his legacy

August 30th - 31st & September 1st Uptown at the Corner of Church & 3rd

Friday, August 30th

Saturday, August 31st

Sunday September 1st

3:30pm

Blue Tulip

2:30pm

Rough Draft

1:00pm

Lando Pieroni

5pm

Carrie Marshall

4:30pm

Who Rescued Who

1:30pm

Ramona Moore Big Eagle

6:30pm

Buff Dillard

6:30pm

Karla Davis

2:00pm

Flat Possum Hoppers

8pm

Shableek

8pm

Jo Dee Messina

3:00pm

Michael York & Big Cigar Band

4:00pm

Briarhoppers

Live Music, Children’s Activities, Dancers, Art Show & Street Performers

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Mecklenburg County Parks, Preserves and Facilities Map Legend: Interstate Major Streets

Greenway Developed Overland Connector

Mecklenburg County has more than 18,000 acres of parkland and 210 facilities, including 26 recreation centers. This map is only a sample of what Park & Recreation offers.

Research Park Trail

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Dog Parks Did you know that Mecklenburg County has SIX dog parks? They They offer offer aa place place for for dogs dogs to to run run off-leash off-leash in in aa fenced fenced area area and and frolic frolic with with other other canines. canines. Admission Admission is is free free and open to all dogs of suitable disposition. Dogs and open to all dogs of suitable disposition. Dogs must must have have rabies rabies vaccinations vaccinations and and licenses licenses as as required required by law. Owners are responsible for their pets. by law. Owners are responsible for their pets. Dog Dog parks parks are are open open every every day, day, 7:30am–sunset 7:30am–sunset (for (for more more information information call call 311). 311).

Ray’s Ray’s Fetching Fetching Meadow Meadow at at McAlpine McAlpine Creek Creek Park, Park, 8711 8711 Monroe Monroe Rd., Rd., one one acre, acre, fenced-in. fenced-in. Davie Davie Dog Dog Park Park in in William William R. R. Davie Davie Park, Park, 4635 4635 PinevillePinevilleMatthews Matthews Rd., Rd., more more than than five five acres acres with with separate separate sections sections for for large large dogs dogs and and small small dogs. dogs.

Frazier Frazier Dog Dog Park Park in in Frazier Frazier Park, Park, 1201 1201 West West 4th 4th St. St. in in uptown Charlotte, 1.3 acres inside fence. Sections for uptown Charlotte, 1.3 acres inside fence. Sections for Swaney Swaney Point Point K-9 K-9 Park Park in in Ramsey Ramsey Creek Creek Park, Park, 18441 18441 large and small dogs. Fenced enclosure is along I-77 near large and small dogs. Fenced enclosure is along I-77 near Nantz Rd., Cornelius, four acres fenced-in. Separate Nantz Rd., Cornelius, four acres fenced-in. Separate West Trade West Trade and and Sycamore Sycamore streets. streets. sections sections for for large large dogs dogs (more (more than than 20 20 lbs) lbs) and and small small Shuffletown Shuffletown Dog Dog Park Park in in Shuffletown Shuffletown Park, Park, 9500 9500 dogs dogs (less (less than than 20 20 lbs). lbs). Belhaven Belhaven Blvd. Blvd. This This new new dog dog park park is is 4.6 4.6 acres acres with with sections Barkingham sections for for large large and and small small dogs. dogs. Barkingham Park Park at at Reedy Reedy Creek Creek Park, Park, 2900 2900 Rocky Rocky River Rd., four acres inside fence. River Rd., four acres inside fence.

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Offer good for a non-emergency regular pet health exam between the hours of 7am-8pm Monday-Friday and 7am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Please call to schedule your FREE EXAM appointment. New customers only. CSA use ID: GGGPE Annual Exams, Wellness Visits, Emergency, Surgery, Dentistry, Dermatology, Ultrasonography, Acupuncture, Boarding & Grooming At Animal Medical Hospital we are committed to providing comprehensive, quality care for all our patients 24/7/365.

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Mecklenburg Mecklenburg County County will will comply comply with with the the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which which prohibits prohibits discrimination discrimination on on the the basis basis of of disability. Mecklenburg County disability. Mecklenburg County will will make make reasonable reasonable accommodations accommodations in in all all programs programs to to enable enable participation participation by by an an individual individual with with aa disability disability who who meets meets essential essential eligibility eligibility requirements. requirements. Mecklenburg Mecklenburg County County programs programs will will be be available in the most integrated available in the most integrated setting setting for for each each individual. individual. If If any any accommodations accommodations are are necessary necessary for for participation participation in in any any program program or service, participants are encouraged or service, participants are encouraged to to notify notify staff staff at at least least one one week week prior prior to to program program commencement. commencement. This This information information is is available available upon upon request, request, in in an an alternative format for persons with disabilities. alternative format for persons with disabilities. For For more more information information on on these these programs programs visit visit www.parkandrec.com. www.parkandrec.com.

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Parks, Preserves and Greenways Charlotte B-Cycle! Hello Charlotte B-Cycle! Through a partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners, NC Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carolinas HealthCare System and the City of Charlotte – there will soon be 200 blue bikes located among 20 bike share stations all over Uptown, South End and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway!

The system aims to provide access to bicycles for short-distance trips in the Center City and offer an alternative to motorized public transportation or private vehicles. The effect: cleaner air, healthier people and less congestion. Just unlock a bike from any station and return it to any station system wide.

www.charlottebikes.org/tag/charlotte-bicycle-share/

Volunteer Opportunities: Mission POSSIBLE! WHO CAN VOLUNTEER? Families, businesses, individuals, church groups, scout troops, garden clubs, ROTC groups, neighborhood groups, school/college groups, teens needing community service for school.

Recreation Center Opportunities

Youth Sports coaches (baseball, track and field), After School Rec Buddies, program assistants, front desk assistants, Therapeutic program assistants, Therapeutic sports coaches.

Individual Opportunities

Park Ambassadors, nature preserve greeters, general gardening and landscaping help.

Interested in volunteering for one of our upcoming special events? It ís easy! Register by calling 311, visiting www.parkandrec.com or by contacting Lori Saylor at 704-353-0504 or lori.saylor@ mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Help us build a Playground Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 21 years old. Volunteers working with the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Division must be at least 18 years old. All potential volunteers must undergo a thorough background check before volunteering.

Opportunities For Business

Adoptions, park/greenway/recreation center periodic projects, special projects geared for your group special events, volunteering to help with one of the departments events.

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Park and Recreation will construct a playground at Park Road Park to memorialize the students and teachers lost in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Construction will begin later this year.

School Age Playground

Please make a Tax Deductible Donation of any amount to help Park and Recreation and Partners for Parks build this special playground. Donate HERE! Click HERE For more information!

Tot Lot Playground

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Parks, Preserves and Greenways New Name and Look for Park Rangers Visitors to Mecklenburg County parks see a new look to go along with the new name for County employees formerly known as Park Watch. After nearly 20 years of staff wearing black pants and a red polo shirt with the ironed-on “Park Watch” written across the back in white, Mecklenburg County’s Park and Recreation Department has approved a new name and uniform. Now driving in County vehicles, en route to a neighborhood park, are the newly classified, Park Rangers. The change became effective on Feb. 21, 2013. The idea is a rehashing of sorts. The Park Ranger was prevalent in the 90s before the merger of the County and the City park systems. The new uniform for Park Rangers is a spruce green polo, coyote brown tactical pro pants, a tan ball cap, black operator belt and black boots. The recent change came to fruition for a couple of reasons: To give the public a look that is easily identifiable and to give the staff a name that projects authority. Park officials say the use of “Park Watch” often lead the public to mistake County staff for volunteers. The name change adds clarity to a position with a focal point of being seen by the public. A permanent “unsworn” tag came with the change for all 27 of the former Park Watch employees. Its purpose is to distinguish a difference between Mecklenburg County Park Rangers and North Carolina State Park Rangers. N.C. State Park Rangers carry 200 hours of training in task such as: search and rescue, wildfire suppression and emergency medical techniques;

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and four months of law enforcement basic training. The duties of an unsworn Park Ranger for Mecklenburg County and the former Park Watch Coordinator position classification are similar: • close parks, • monitor parks and parking lots, • enforce rules and regulations, • remove trash as needed, • maintain traffic control inside parks, • file monthly reports, • secure buildings and provide visibility, • respond to inquiries, • and assist park visitors. Now the Park Rangers will not be just a body within the parks. Superintendent Greg Clemmer has made plans for CPR, First Responder, Self Defense and First Aid training to be “put in play” within the next six months. The Park Rangers will not have to worry about any added duties being placed upon them. “We always ask people to do more than they are hired to, but no,

the name change is simply that, said Park and Recreation Department Director Jim Garges. The duties and responsibilities are the same. There’s no change or proposed change to that.” The seven-month process was headed by Clemmer and North Regional Manager Chris Hunter acting as a liaison. Also involved was a committee of Rangers that included Todd Lambdin, Jeffrey Presson, Luther Williams, Shawn Irish and Milton Bowen. The final cost of the change came close to $10,000, but it has proven to be worth the cost and time invested amongst the crew, at least from Park Ranger Stephen Clark’s view. “I think the name change is good,” Clark said. “It’s going to give a better image to the public about what we do and who we are. And the image change is food for the department (Park and Recreation) internally, because it’s got people more excited about coming to work and looking more uniform-ready to do their job.”

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Historic Sites Mecklenburg County has rich history and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is the steward of several historic sites that host visitors. Many sites offer a hands-on opportunity to learn about life in another time. Alexandriana: Site has a monument which commemorates the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 9921 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville Dowd House: World War I training camp, 2216 Monument Ave., Charlotte Historic Latta Plantation: Plantation of James Latta, circa 1800, 5225 Sample Rd., Huntersville. See www.lattaplantation.org. Independence Park: Oldest park in Mecklenburg County, 300 Hawthorne Ln., Charlotte McIntyre Historic Site: Revolutionary War skirmish and gold mining site, 4125 McIntyre Ave., Charlotte Rural Hill: 265 acre plantation of Revolutionary War Maj. John Davidson and six generations of his family, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville. See www.ruralhill.net. St. Mary’s Chapel: Victorian chapel of Thompson Orphanage, now a popular wedding venue, 1129 East 3rd St., Charlotte Holly Bend House: Circa 1795-1800 plantation home of Robert and Margaret Davidson at 3710 Neck Rd., near Mountain Island Lake. Robinson Rockhouse Trail: At Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Rd

Try Your Hand at Fishing! It’s Fun... and FREE! Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation can lend you a fishing rod and tackle for a day, so you can try angling in any of our ponds and lakes. This program is a partnership with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. It is free and designed to increase fishing opportunities. Just bring a valid ID and fill out a form. A NC Fishing License is required for age 16 and older. For license information check www.ncwildlife.org or call toll free: 888-248-6834. For more information call 311 or the check the nature centers at:

Go Fish! Which will become your favorite fishing hole? We’ve got small ponds and big lakes! Fishing is free at: Blythe Landing 15901 NC Highway 73, Huntersville (Lake Norman) Colonel Francis Beatty Park 4330 Weddington Rd., Matthews Freedom Park 1900 East Blvd. Hornets Nest Park 6310 Beatties Ford Rd. Jetton Park 1900 Jetton Rd., Cornelius (Lake Norman) Latta Plantation Nature Preserve 5226 Sample Rd., Huntersville (Mountain Island Lake) McAlpine Creek Park 8711 Monroe Rd. McDowell Nature Preserve 15222 York Rd. (Lake Wylie) Park Road Park 6220 Park Rd. Ramsey Creek Park 18441 Nantz Rd., Cornelius (Lake Norman) Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve 2900 Rocky River Rd. A North Carolina Fishing License is required for ages 16 and older. For license information, check www.ncwildlife.org or call toll free: 888-248-6834. NC Wildlife Resource Officers enforce license regulations. For information on types of fish, depth of ponds and lakes, etc. check www.parkandrec. com, then click on Activities and Fishing, or call 311.

• Latta Plantation Nature Preserve 5226 Sample Rd., Huntersville, 704-875-1391 • McDowell Nature Preserve 15222 York Rd., 704-588-5224 • Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and Park 2900 Rocky River Rd., 704-432-6459

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Youth Sports Youth Sports Philosophy The Youth Sports Philosophy in Mecklenburg County is based on three main goals:

1. Safety 2. Fun 3. Participation development based on the following: Everyone Plays - Providing opportunities to learn skills and improve conditioning by minimizing roster sizes and ensuring that players play at least half of every game. Balanced Teams - Building teams that are evenly balanced with regard to skill level and ability. Positive Coaching - Providing training and education for coaches to assist in the development of the player’s self-worth and confidence. Sportsmanship - Creating a positive environment that fosters mutual respect.

See our 2013 Youth Sports League programs on the following page.

VOLUNTEER TO BE A YOUTH SPORTS COACH!

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Youth Sports Leagues rely heavily on the support of volunteer coaches. Anyone who may be interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach should contact their preferred recreation center to begin the application process. Volunteer sports coaches will receive extensive training in their respective sport. Any parent choosing to be a volunteer coach will receive a fee waiver for their child.

Visit www.parkandrec.com Or call the Athletics Division: 704-432-4963 Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department encourages and promotes inclusive leisure experiences in all of our programs, activities and sports. Inclusive leisure experiences enhance opportunities for people of varying abilities to participate and interact in life’s activities together with dignity. It also provides an environment that promotes and fosters physical, social and psychological inclusion of people with diverse experiences and skill levels. Inclusion enhances individuals’ potential for full and active participation in leisure activities and experiences.

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Youth Sports Join a Youth Sports League... and Join the Fun!

For more specific information about our leagues visit the Youth Athletics Web Page at www.parkandrec.com

Spring Season Sports Leagues

Fall Season Sports Leagues

Individual Sports Opportunities

Youth Disc Golf

Youth Flag Football

Youth Cross Country

Ages 7 to 18 Co-ed Registration Period: Feb 1-28 Practices begin in March Season begins in April $30.00 Standard Equipment $45.00 Extra Equipment

Age Divisions: 3 to 5, 5 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 10 Girls, Boys and Co-ed leagues are available Registration Period: Jul 1 – 31 Practices begin August Season begins in September $45.00 Ages 3 to 5 (Start Smart) $55.00 Ages 5 to 6 $65.00 Ages 7 and up

Age Divisions: 9 to 14 This program is a partnership between Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Cross-Country for Youth (CCFY). Registration Opens August 1 To register, please visit the website www.crosscountryforyouth.org and select the “Register” tab or email crosscountryforyouth@ gmail.com.

Youth Soccer Age Divisions: 3 to 5, 5 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 10 & 11 to 12 Girls, Boys and Co-ed leagues are available Registration Period: Jul 1 – 31 Practices begin August Season begins in September $45.00 Ages 3 to 5 (Start Smart) $55.00 Ages 5 to 6 $65.00 Ages 7 and up

Youth Tennis Park and Recreation works with local tennis professionals to provide lessons and clinics at eight facilities county-wide. Current program sites are: Veterans Park, Freedom Park, Park Road Park, Jeff Adams Tennis Center, Colonel Francis Beatty Park, Elon Recreation Center, Tom Sykes Recreation Center and Berewick Recreation Center. Program schedules vary per facility. For more information and a detailed schedule per facility, visit the Youth Tennis Web page or contact Preston.Buckman@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-529-3273.

Youth Golf Ages 5 to 18 The First Tee of Charlotte partners with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to bring golf instruction programs to youth, ages 5 to 18. Click HERE to learn more about The First Tee.

Youth Baseball and Softball Ages 3 to 12 Girls, Boys and Co-ed leagues are available Registration Period: Feb 1-28 Practices begin in March Season begins in April $45.00 Ages 3 to 5 (Start Smart) $55.00 Ages 5 to 6 (Tee Ball) $65.00 Ages 7 and up (Coach Pitch and Player Pitch)

Youth Boxing

Winter Season Sports Leagues

Youth Basketball Youth Track and Field Ages 4 to 18 Co-ed Registration Period: Feb 1 - 28 Practices begin in March Season begins in April The “Win with Integrity” Track and Field program is a partnership between Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, USA Track & Field and The Charlotte Flights. $65.00 Ages 4 to 18

Age Divisions: 3 to 18 Girls, Boys and Co-ed leagues are available Registration Period: Oct 1 - 31 $45.00 Ages 3 to 5 (Start Smart) $55.00 Ages 5 to 6 $65.00 Ages 7 and up

Age Divisions: 9 to 14 The boxing program at Revolution Park Sports Academy is a joint venture between the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and the Charlotte Boxing Academy, a private club funded by donations. Participants focus on learning techniques to improve fitness, mental focus and fun. Call 704-432-4963 for more information.

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Adult Athletic Leagues Adult Volleyball Leagues Divisions: Co-Rec B (Recreation) Mon - Wallace Pruitt Co-Rec BB Doubles Grass (Intermediate) Tues - Nevin Park Co-Rec BB (Intermediate) Wed - Tom Sykes (Dilworth) Women’s A (Advanced) Thurs – West Charlotte Rec Costs: $225.00 / TEAM For more information contact Aaron. Cheeks@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Adult 7 v 7 Flag Football Leagues

Adult Softball Leagues

Season Starts March 26 at Nevin Park Costs: $400.00 CO-REC TEAM $425.00 MEN’S TEAM For more information contact Aaron. Cheeks@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Season Starts March 18 at various locations Costs: $475.00 PER TEAM For more information contact Aaron. Cheeks@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Adult Tennis

Park and Recreation works with local tennis professionals to provide lessons and clinics at six facilities county-wide. Current program sites are: Veterans Park, Freedom Park, Park Road Park, Jeff Adams Tennis Center and Colonel Francis Beatty Park. Program schedules vary per facility. For more information and a detailed schedule per facility visit the Adult Tennis Web page or contact Preston.Buckman@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-529-3273.

Adult Basketball Leagues Divisions: Men’s B - Tue, Thur 30 and up (Very competitive) - Sun 40 and up - Mon, Wed Women - Sun Tuckaseegee Recreation Center Costs: $450.00 MEN’S TEAM $400.00 WOMEN’S TEAM For more information contact Aaron. Cheeks@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Have Fun... and Stay In Shape!

Grayson SkatePark Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation offers a skate park for in-line skaters and skateboarders, plus BMX bikers at specified times. Admission charge, helmets and pads required. Skate parks require signed waiver of liability, with waiver signed by parents and notarized for ages 17 or younger. For waiver forms, hours and more info, go to www.parkandrec.com, click on Facilities, then Skate Parks, or call 311 or 704-432-5231. Grayson SkatePark: 750 Beal St. at the Naomi Drenan Recreation Center. 13,000 square feet of concrete skating surface. Suitable for novices to professionals. Features a street course with banks, transitions, corners, rails, ledges and two bowls with depths of five feet and 10 feet.

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Golf Facilities Cadillac Golf Ranch: The Cadillac Golf Ranch is a state-of-the-art golf learning and practice facility that opened in August 2010 in Pineville. The Cadillac Golf Ranch was conceived to be a “club” without a golf course. Our vision is for a place where golfers can meet, socialize, practice, learn and discuss the game of golf in a clean and pleasant atmosphere. We hope to create a place where golfers of all skill levels will find “their” place to fulfill their practice, learning, equipment and recreational needs. Charles T. Myers Golf Course: 18-hole course (Ladies-2761, Blue-3315, Gold-6334), driving range, chipping/putting green, bent-grass greens. Renaissance Park: 18-hole course (Ladies-5315, Mens- 6270, Championship-7465), driving range, chipping/putting green, bent-grass greens. Revolution Park Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course: 9-hole regulation course (Red-2211, White-2825, Blue-2976), chipping/putting green, Bermuda greens. Sunset Hills: 18-hole course (Red-5185, White-5810, Blue-6146), driving range, putting green, practice sand trap, Bermuda greens. The Tradition: 18-hole (Forward-5498, Middle-6201, Back-6561, Championship-7054), two putting greens, driving range, chipping green, bent-grass greens.

The Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department owns five public golf courses and a learning and practice facility, including a driving range in Pineville. Each course has its own distinctive charm. Don’t waste all day trying to get tee time somewhere else! Play our courses and spend your time playing. Reserving tee time is fast and easy and can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click HERE to reserve tee times.

Disc Golf - Never any Cart or Green Fees! Discover the great fun of playing disc golf! It’s inexpensive and courses are located throughout the county. There is no charge to play. Five new courses have been recently added: Eastway Park, Winget Park, R.L. Smith Park, Idlewild Park and Bradford Park. This now gives Mecklenburg County more quality disc golf courses than any other county in the United States! The courses listed offer 18 holes except for Matthews Squirrel Lake Park (12 holes) and Mint Hill Park (9 holes). For more information check www.parkandrec.com, or visit the Charlotte Disc Golf Club at www.charlottedgc.com for more information about local events.

Professional Disc Golf Championships In July 2012, more than 1,000 players from around the world competed in the Professional Disc Golf World Championships at Mecklenburg County Parks! Click HERE to watch the video.

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Course Bailey Road Park Bradford Park Eastway Park Elon Park (2) Hornet’s Nest Park Idlewild Park Kilborne Park Mint Hill Park Nevin Park Reedy Creek Park Renaissance Park R.L. Smith Park Sugaw Creek Park Squirrel Lake Park Winget Park

Location: 11536 Bailey Rd. 17005 Davidson-Concord Rd. 423 Eastway Dr. 11401 Ardrey Kell Rd. 6301 Beatties Ford Rd. 10512 Idelwild Rd. 2600 Kilborne Dr. 8850 Fairview Rd./Mint Hill 6000 Statesville Rd. 2900 Rocky River Rd. 1525 Tyvola Rd. 1604 Little Rock Rd. 939 W. Sugar Creek Rd. 1631 Pleasant Plains Rd. 12235 Winget Rd.

Skill Level: beginner/intermediate intermediate/advanced intermediate/advanced beginner/intermediate/advanced advanced/professional intermediate/advanced beginner/intermediate beginner/intermediate intermediate/advanced beginner/intermediate advanced/professional intermediate/advanced intermediate/advanced intermediate/advanced beginner/intermediate

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Cycling and Races Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation partners with many local groups to host more than 70 races a year. Races consist of trail and road running events as well as Mountain Bike events. McAlpine Creek Park, which includes a Nationally Certified Cross Country Course, serves as the main venue for trail running events including: Wendy’s Invitational, Footlocker Regional Championships, UNCC 49er Challenge, Queens University Royal Challenge, NCAA Division II Regionals and over a dozen charity events. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is also involved with the Charlotte Turkey Trot held each year on Thanksgiving morning and the Charlotte RaceFest at South Park. Cycling events include a Winter Mountain Bike Short Track Series and a Summer Mountain Bike Series. Mountain Bike events are held at Renaissance Park and Colonel Francis Beatty Park. For more information on all race events visit www.parkandrec.com, or contact Preston.Buckman@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-529-3273.

NC Community Sailing and Rowing NC Community Sailing and Rowing operates in partnership with Park and Recreation on Lake Norman. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to learn the fundamentals of sailing or rowing at an affordable cost. Visit www.nccsailrowing.org.

Scholarship Golf Tournament The Mecklenburg County Department of Park and Recreation is pleased to announce its inaugural Mecklenburg County Youth Scholarship Golf Classic. The tournament will be held at Renaissance Golf Course on Monday, September 9th, 2013. Park and Recreation’s mission is to serve County residents by helping them improve their lives and the community. Our Youth Scholarship program is a year-round effort that enables disadvantaged youth to participate in County recreational programs at a free or reduced cost. The money raised from the golf classic will be put into the scholarship fund to help underprivileged children participate in sports sponsored by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. Whether you play in the tournament, become a sponsoring partner, or simply make a donation, your involvement in this memorable event will have an immediate impact on the community. Contact Preston Buckman at Preston.Buckman@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov for more information.

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Grady Cole Center & Memorial Stadium - Fall Events The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department operates two major special event facilities, the Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium which are located adjacent to each other at 310 N. Kings Dr., Charlotte, NC 28204. The Grady Cole Center is a 3,000 maximum capacity civic center that can accommodate multiple sport and leisure activities such as concerts, festivals, trade shows, basketball games (youth, high school, college and professional) and community meetings. The facility has great sight lines from any seat to the permanent stage and arena floor. Annual events include Step Shows, Roller Derby bouts, MMA events, Career Fairs and Charitable Fundraisers.

Grady Cole Center Fall Events: Aug 24: Roller Derby September 28: Charlotte Roller Girls October 11 - October 12: Hindu Festival October 15: Veterans Stand Down October 18 - October 19: Hindu Festival November 5: Election Central November 19: CMS HS Basketball

Memorial Stadium Events: September 7: Johnson C. Smith vs. Livingstone Commemorative Football Classic September 14: RAY Bowl September 21: Funk Fest Concert November 8: CMS HS Football

For additional information on upcoming events or to reserve the facility, please contact facility management staff at 704-336-2884 or check www.parkandrec.com for updates and/or to download a rental application.

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Tennis Instruction Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is proud to partner with contracted tennis professionals to offer youth and adult programming at locations throughout the county. Locations and contracted professional information is listed below. For more information on a specific program contact the tennis professional directly using the contact information listed below. Colonel Francis Beatty Park

Park Road Park

Tennis Academy of North Carolina (TANC) TANC offers great, quality year round programs for adults & juniors. For more information on lessons & clinics please visit www.tanctennis.com. PHONE: 704-340-0013 EMAIL: p laytennischarlotte@gmail.com

Tennis Education and Endowment (TEE) TEE offers high level training for individuals who focus on tournament play as well as school teams. For more information contact Preston Buckman. PHONE: 704-529-3273 EMAIL: Preston.Buckman@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Freedom Park

Tom Sykes/Latta Park

Charlotte City Tennis (CCT) CCT’s programs are designed to provide a fun, social, exercise-based structure with a goal of improving your tennis game. For more information on Clinics and 1-on-1 instruction please visit www.charlottecitytennis.com. PHONE: 704-284-9844 EMAIL: allen@charlottecitytennis.com

Midwood Tennis Academy (MTA) MTA has been providing high quality tennis instruction in Charlotte since 2008. For more information on clinics, private lessons and summer camps please visit www.midwoodtennisacademy.com. PHONE: 704-491-1846 EMAIL: info@midwoodtennisacademy. com

Jeff Adams Tennis Center

Veterans Park

Charlotte City Tennis (CCT) CCT’s programs are designed to provide a fun, social, exercise-based structure with a goal of improving your tennis game. For more information on Clinics and 1-on-1 instruction please visit www.charlottecitytennis.com. PHONE: 704-284-9844 EMAIL: allen@charlottecitytennis.com

Midwood Tennis Academy (MTA) MTA has been providing high quality tennis instruction in Charlotte since 2008. For information on clinics, private lessons and summer camps please visit www.midwoodtennisacademy.com. PHONE: 704-491-1846 EMAIL: info@midwoodtennisacademy. com

Jetton Park Lake Norman Tennis Academy (LNTA)LNTA offers a variety of tennis training to all levels and ages. Instruction includes technical, tactical, mental and physical training. For more information on LNTA please visit www.lnta. wordpress.com. PHONE: 864-934-5069 EMAIL: scotttuckertennis@gmail.com

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Tennis Complexes MAJOR COMPLEXES Jeff Adams Tennis Center 13 Courts Lit

Latta Park 6 Courts Unlit

Frazier Park 2 Courts Unlit

601 East Park Avenue Charlotte, NC

1201 West 4th Street Ext. Charlotte, NC

1200 West Tyvola Road Charlotte, NC

Mason Wallace Park 8 Courts (4 Lit)

Hornet’s Nest 12 Courts Lit

7301 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC

6301 Beatties Ford Road Charlotte, NC

Park Road Park 12 Courts Lit

Sugaw Creek Park 6 Courts Lit 943 West Sugar Creek Road Charlotte, NC

Fred Alexander Park 1 Court Unlit 1832 Griers Grove Road Charlotte, NC

Grayson Park 2 Courts Unlit 750 Beal Street Charlotte, NC

6220 Park Road Charlotte, NC

Alexander Street Park 6 Courts Unlit

Freedom Park 12 Courts Lit

739 E. 12th Street Charlotte, NC

Independence Park 2 Courts Unlit

NEIGHBORHOOD COMPLEXES

300 Hawthrone Lane Charlotte, NC

Abbott Park 2 Courts Unlit

Kilborne Park 2 Courts Unlit

1900 East Boulevard Charlotte, NC

Jetton Park 8 Courts Lit 19000 Jetton Road Cornelius, NC

1300 Spruce Street Charlotte, NC

Carmel Road Park 2 Courts Unlit

Veterans Park 6 Courts lit 2136 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC

Cololnel Francis Beattey 6 Courts lit 4330 Weddington Road Matthews, NC

2365 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC

Collins Park 1 Court Unlit 4500 Applegate Road Charlotte, NC

Colonial Park 2 Courts Unlit 219 Providence Road Charlotte, NC

2300 Kilborne Drive Charlotte, NC

L.C. Coleman Park 1 Court Unlit 1501 McDonald Street Charlotte, NC

Martin Luther King Park 2 Courts Unlit 2600 Ravencroft Drive Charlotte, NC

Midwood Park 1 Court Unlit

Coulwood Park 4 Courts Unlit

2100 Wilhelmina Avenue Charlotte, NC

100 Coulwood Park Drive

Shamrock Park 1 Court Unlit

E.B. Moore Park 2 Courts Unlit 901 Marsh Road Charlotte, NC

Edgehill Park 1 Court Unlit

2545 Jeff Street Charlotte, NC

Sheffield Park 1 Court Unlit 1300 Tarrington Avenue Charlotte, NC

975 South Edgehill Road Charlotte, NC

Enderley Park 2 Courts Unlit 1501 Enderley Road Charlotte, NC

Tuckaseegee Park 6 Courts Lit 4820 Tuckaseegee Road Charlotte, NC

Five Points Park 2 Courts Unlit

Unity Park 2 Courts Unlit

200 French Street Charlotte, NC

6401 Kelsey Drive Charlotte, NC

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NC Cooperative Extension The NC Cooperative Extension provides educational programs, resources and technical assistance in the areas of consumer/commercial horticulture, 4-H youth development, food and nutrition, food safety and preservation and local foods.

Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences views the family, in all its diverse forms, as the cornerstone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy and help families put research-based knowledge to work in their lives. In Mecklenburg County, the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent provides education regarding nutrition, food safety and food preservation with a focus on local foods. Educational opportunities include: • Home Food Preservation Classes and Advice • Nutrition Classes and Cooking Demonstrations • Collaborative Partnerships with Local Agencies For more information call Kristin Davis, FCS Extension Agent, at 704-336-4006, or email Kristin_Davis@ncsu.edu.

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is committed to building North Carolina’s sustainable local food economy. North Carolinians spend about $35 billion a year on food. If individuals spent 10 percent—$1.05 per day—locally, about $3.5 billion would be available in the local economy. To further our commitment, we are encouraging consumers to commit 10 percent of their existing food dollars to support local food producers and related businesses. For more information about how you, your business or organization can become involved in Mecklenburg County 10% Campaign contact Kristin Davis at 704-336-4006 or visit www.nc10percent.com.

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program EFNEP helps limited resource families with children learn how to eat healthier meals and snacks, stretch their food dollars and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses. Additionally, in collaboration with many organizations through the Eat Smart and Move More initiative, NC EFNEP aims to reduce the rising tide of obesity by teaching youth and families practical skills resulting in changed behaviors that help them to eat smart, move more and achieve a healthy weight. For more information about EFNEP in Mecklenburg County, contact Sharon_Pearson@ncus.edu or call 704-336-4013.

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NC Cooperative Extension Horticulture

Cooperative Extension horticulture assistance is available in the areas of: • Fruit and vegetable production • Landscape and turf grass management • Community gardens • Gardener training • Commercial pesticide training, licensing and recertification • H ome horticulture questions

Master Gardener Hotline

Extension Master Gardener volunteers are available to answer your home gardening questions weekdays from 9:00 am until noon beginning March 1, 2013. You can also reach your local Extension Master Gardener by calling 704-336-4011.

4-H Curriculum Trainings

Mecklenburg County 4-H offers monthly curriculum trainings open to 4-H volunteers, school-age professionals and other youth workers. These sessions are five hours long and provide .5 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units). All sessions include hands-on experiences with curriculum lessons, practical experience working with youth and opportunity to share and evaluate what you have learned. For information on curriculum training sessions available in the coming months, visit our website: www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org or call 704-336-2082.

Community Gardens

Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension manages the community gardens program offered through Park and Recreation. Currently, there are gardens in the following Park and Recreation locations: • • • • • • •

Frazier Park, 4th St. and Sycamore St. Little Sugar Creek, Alexander and 17th St. Hoskins Park, 3801 Gossett Ave. Huntingtowne Farms Park, 2400 Ramblewood Ln. McAlpine Creek Community Park, Holly Ln., off of Sardis Rd. Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky River Rd. Winget Park, 12025 Winget Rd.; across from tennis courts

All gardens are currently full. To be added to the waiting list, contact scott_ewers@ncsu.edu or call 704-336-4008.

Mecklenburg County 4-H

Mecklenburg County has a large and diverse 4-H program. About 65 4-H clubs operate in our recreation centers and other sites all over Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The 4-H program is open to youth ages 5 to 18 interested in learning about subjects such as photography, visual arts, health and fitness, and entrepreneurship. Through 4-H, they also have the opportunity to participate in summer camps, leadership retreats, competitive events and district and state conferences. Our 4-H is oriented to urban and suburban activities. Parents are encouraged to participate as volunteers. For more information on 4-H, visit www.mecklenburgcounty4h.org.

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Mecklenburg County Greenways Map Legend:

Greenways

Interstate

Click on a number below for a printable map of that Greenway.

Major Streets

Greenway

Briar Creek Greenway 1 Arnold Dr. to Masonic Dr.

Developed Overland Connector Future Trail Design/Construction Research Park Trail

Briar Creek Greenway 2 Myers Park High School Four Mile Creek Greenway 3 E. John St. to Trade St. Irwin Creek & Stewart 4 Creek Greenways Irwin Creek Greenway 5 Clanton Park Little Sugar Creek Greenway 6 Cordelia Park to Alexander St. Park Little Sugar Creek Greenway 7 E. 7th St. to Morehead St. Little Sugar Creek Greenway 8 Morehead St. to Brandywine Rd.

9 Little Sugar Creek Greenway Huntingtowne Farms Park

10 Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen

Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways

Mallard Creek & Clark’s 11 Creek Greenways McAlpine Creek & Campbell 12 Creek Greenways McDowell Creek Greenway 13 Westmoreland Rd. to Birkdale Village

14 Six Mile Creek Greenway Prong & West Branch Rocky 15 South River Greenway - Town of Davidson Creek Greenway 16 Toby Hwy 49 to Mallard Creek Greenway

17 Torrence Creek Greenway 18 Walker Branch Greenway

Greenways are linear parks that connect people and places by linking neighborhoods, offices, parks, schools and shopping areas. They also protect water quality and wildlife habitat while providing alternative ways to move through our city, suburbs and small towns. Currently there are more than 38 miles of greenway trails in the Mecklenburg County system, with more being built every year. See the following pages for more details, or visit

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Mecklenburg County Greenways Whether you are biking, running, strolling or walking, discover the 35 miles of greenways throughout Mecklenburg County. Fascinating views of birds, flora and fauna abound. For downloads of specific greenways, visit parkandrec.com/greenways or click on the number. Greenways are linear parks that connect people and places. They act as buffers that filter out pollutants from storm water before it enters our creeks. They also preserve natural areas for wildlife and native plant communities. In Mecklenburg County, greenways offer visitors opportunities to enjoy nature and provide alternate ways to move through our city, suburbs and towns. Mecklenburg County operates 35 miles of trails. The greenway master plan envisions a system that will eventually stretch throughout the county and connect neighborhoods within Charlotte, the six surrounding towns and surrounding counties. To learn more about greenways and to download trail maps, please visit www.parkandrec.com/greenways.

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2 Briar Creek Greenway

There are two developed sections of this greenway. One 0.4 mile paved section includes a bridge over Briar Creek and provides an important connection between the Merry Oaks and Plaza-Midwood neighborhoods. On street parking is available along Masonic Drive. Another 0.9 mile gravel trail follows Briar Creek behind Myers Park High School between Colony Road and Runnymeade Lane.

3 Four Mile Creek Greenway

This 2 mile criss-cross greenway is nested in the center of the town of Matthews, allowing residential areas direct access to the Matthews Community Center and downtown area.

4 Irwin Creek & Stewart Creek Greenway

These trails comprise a continuous 2.1 mile creek side walk in the center city area of Charlotte. The trail takes visitors through the historic Wesley Heights neighborhood and connects Ray’s Splash Planet, Frazier Park and Phillip O. Berry Center. The trail is only a few minutes walk from Johnson & Wales University, Gateway Center and uptown condos and offers a quiet place to relax during a busy day. Parking is available at Ray’s Splash Planet, Frazier Park and Bruns Avenue.

5 Irwin Creek Greenway Clanton Park

This 0.8 mile paved greenway crosses Clanton Park in the Revolution Park neighborhood and connects the new Clanton Indoor Pavilion and soccer fields with Arbor Glen Outreach Center. Parking is available at either end of this greenway at Colony Road and Runnymeade Lane.

6 7 8 9 Little Sugar

Creek Greenway

There are four developed sections totaling 5.91 miles of trail. Almost a mile of trail is located in the Belmont neighborhood northeast of uptown Charlotte, including a railroad underpass connecting to Alexander St. Park. The longest developed stretch of trail is 4.70 miles beginning at East 7th street though Freedom Park and ending at Brandywine Road. Urban Little Sugar Creek runs from East 7th Street to Morehead. Liz Hair Nature Walk runs from Morehead Street to East Boulevard and is dedicated to the first woman to chair the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. Almost a mile of paved trail is developed through Huntingtowne Farms Park in south Charlotte. Parking is available at YWCA on Parkwood Ave., Freedom Park, Park Road Shopping Center and Huntingtowne Farms Park.

10 Lower McAlpine,

McMullen & Four Mile Creek Greenways

This horseshoe shaped greenway runs 5.8 miles through south Charlotte and passes under Interstate 485. The trail is composed of a variety of surfaces, including asphalt, gravel and boardwalk. Parking is available off of Hwy 51 across from McMullen Creek Market. The most recently developed Four Mile Creek Greenway section features significant boardwalk through scenic wetlands with abundant wildlife. A parking lot and restrooms are available off Johnston Road and Bevington Place.

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Growing Greenways: Over the next year, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will add additional mileage to the greenway system. Look for greenway trail construction along the following: Four Mile Creek, Irwin Creek, Little Sugar Creek, McDowell Creek, Toby Creek and Torrence Creek.

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Mecklenburg County Greenways Creek and Clark’s 11 Mallard Creek Greenways

Located in the University area, the trail is 7.1 miles long and is currently the longest trail in the county. While much of the greenway is paved, a 1.2 mile gravel trail through University Research Park connects to the newly constructed section from David Taylor Drive to Kirk Farm Fields off of Mallard Creek Church Road, Colony Road and Runnymeade Lane.

12 McAlpine Creek & Campbell Creek Greenways

This greenway stretches for 4.1 miles in east Charlotte and is a favorite of runners. McAlpine Creek Greenway is composed primarily of gravel trail and boardwalk. It connects with Cottonwood Nature Trail and the 3.1 mile McAlpine Creek Cross Country course. Surrounded by urban development, the greenway is home to 188 different documented species of birds, as well as beavers and river otters. Parking is available at Margaret Wallace Road, McAlpine Creek Park and Old Bell Road.

13 McDowell Creek Greenway

Linking the Towns of Cornelius and Huntersville, this 1.5 mile paved greenway is the first developed section of McDowell Creek. The greenway links several new and existing neighborhoods to great destinations like Birkdale Village and the future Robbins Park location in Cornelius.

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14 Six Mile Creek Greenway

This 0.9 mile paved greenway runs along the county’s southern border. It will eventually link neighborhoods within Mecklenburg and Union counties. The trail was developed through a partnership with LUESA (Land Use & Environmental Services Agency). Parking is available off of Marvin Road.

16 Toby Creek Greenway

Prong Rocky River 15 South & West Branch Rocky River Greenways

This 2.9 mile greenway connects downtown Davidson with neighborhoods to the southeast along the South Prong of the Rocky River. Parking is available at South Street near Davidson Elementary School, on-street at the Hudson Place trailhead and at River Run Athletic Field. Although part of the Mecklenburg County Greenway system, this greenway is operated by the Town of Davidson. Please visit http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/ for more information. Continuing approximately 3.2 miles long, the sidewalk and bike lanes begin on Robert Walker Drive and continue on roads into River Run including River Ford Drive. This overland connector leads to the entrance plaza for West Branch Rocky River Greenway. The greenway opened in 2011 and provides 1 mile of restful travel and natural areas. This greenway feels far from urban areas. Parking is available off of Marvin Road.

Toby Creek Greenway opened in 2011 and adds 2 miles of trails to the system and a significant connection to the UNC Charlotte Campus. Parking is available at Mallard Creek Elementary School and Kirk Farm Fields.

17 Torrence Creek Greenway

Located in Huntersville, the 1.4 mile trail is composed of asphalt and boardwalk, meandering through woods and wetlands. This greenway features large rock formations along the eastern end and meadows of wildflowers along the western end. On-street parking is available on Bradford Hill Lane.

18 Walker Branch Greenway

The first greenway in southwest Mecklenburg County, this half-mile paved trail runs southeast from South Tryon Street along Rivergate Parkway. Parking is located adjacent to the Home Depot on Rivergate Parkway.

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Recreation Centers Mecklenburg County Recreation Centers & School Recreation Sites Nature Center Recreation Center Recreation Center w/ Fitness Center School Rec. Site

Recreation and School Rec. Sites offer a variety of programs and services for groups and individuals of all ages. Join us for fitness, sports, cultural arts, youth development and most of all, FUN! Come play with us today!

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Nature Centers offer many nature-based programs for all ages. Come see educational exhibits and live animals on display. Experience the natural side of Mecklenburg! FREE admission. Open 7 days a week.

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Dance Studio

Stage

Performing Arts Room

Lockers/Showers

Ray’s Playhouse

Youth Activity Room

Computer Lab

Pool/ Water park

Fitness Center

Kitchen

Hours vary at each recreation center. Some offer room rentals for birthday parties and events. Call the recreation center for rates, or visit www.parkandrec.com

Gymnasium

RECREATION CENTERS AND SCHOOL RECREATION SITES

Multi-purpose Room

Recreation Centers

Methodist Home Recreation Center 3200 Shamrock Dr.

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Naomi Drenan Recreation Center/ Grayson SkatePark 750 Beal Str.

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Ray’s Splash Planet 215 N Sycamore St.

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Revolution Park Sports Academy 1225 Remount Rd.

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Albemarle Road Recreation Center 5027 Idlewild Rd. North Arbor Glen Outreach Center 1520 Clanton Rd. Berewick Recreation Center 5910 Dixie River Rd. Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd. Elon Recreation Center 11401 Ardrey Kell Rd. Hickory Grove Recreation Center 6709 Pence Rd. Ivory/Baker Recreation Center 1920 Stroud Park Ct. Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston-Oehler Rd. Marion Diehl Recreation Center 2219 Tyvola Rd. Martin Luther King Jr. School Recreation Site 500 Bilmark Ave.

Southview Recreation Center 1720 Vilma St. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center 943 W. Sugar Creek Rd. Tom Sykes Recreation Center 1501 Euvlid Ave. Tuckaseegee Recreation Center 4820 Tuckaseegee Rd. Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center 440 Tuckaseegee Rd. West Charlotte Recreation Center 2401 Kendall Dr. Winget School Recreation Site 12235 Winget Rd.

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Nature McDowell Nature Center 15222 York Road • Charlotte • 704-588-5224 • Open Mon-Sat, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sun 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The McDowell Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 1,107 acre McDowell Nature Preserve and is the source for educational programs and information on the preserve’s natural communities, flora and fauna. The preserve, the oldest in Mecklenburg County, has been left 90% undeveloped and protects mostly forested, rolling terrain along the banks of Lake Wylie. • Covers 1,107 Acres • Indoor Nature Center • 56-Site Campground • Copperhead Island - Fishing and Boating Access, Primitive Group Camping • 7 Miles of Hiking Trails • Playgrounds • Picnic Areas • Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

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The McDowell Nature Center is a proud (Click Star for Directions) member of the North Carolina Association of Environmental Education Centers and supports Environmental Educators of North Carolina. The Nature Center is recognized as a WNCW Oasis and accepts the Oasis member discount card for gift shop purchases. The Nature Center is also a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Water Quality Coalition, is a certified National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat, participates in the Groundwater Guardian program and serves as an ambassador for Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch.

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McDowell Nature Center Mushroom Meander Hike September is National Mushroom Month. To celebrate, we’ll go on a leisurely hike to find fungi and learn about their importance in our ecosystem. Registration required. All Ages FREE

McDowell Nature Center #48653

Sep 8

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Home School Special: Water Quality

Home School Special: Reed’s Goldmine

Water has a huge impact on our lives. This class will cover how to test its quality through chemical, biological and physical experiments. Join us to uncover what standards make water potable for humans, acceptable for the environment and what can alter it. Registration required. Ages 7 to 12 $3.00

Move out of the way California! North Carolina was the first state to discover gold! This National Historic Site tells the story of the original “gold rush” to NC. We shall spend the day exploring the underground tunnels, learning history and geology and attempt to strike it rich ourselves! Participants, ages 8 to adult, are all welcome to meet us at McDowell Nature Center at 9:00 am to ride in our van (or drive separately). Parents are welcome, but are not required to attend. Registration required. Ages 8 and up $10.00

McDowell Nature Center #48661

Sep 13

Fri

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Home School Special: Crowders Mountain Join us to hike and explore the second highest point in Gaston County, with a view that stretches more than 25 miles, atop Crowders Mountain! Registration required. Ages 8 to 15 $5.00

McDowell Nature Center

Preschool Explorers Series Little ones and adults will discover nature together through crafts, games, songs, animal encounters and outdoor exploration. Each week features a different theme try one to start or sign up for them all! Registration required. Ages 2 to 6 $3.00

McDowell Nature Center Bear Necessities #49033 Sep 9 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am #49034 Sep 13 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am Squirrels, Nuts and Acorns #49035 Sep 16 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am #49036 Sep 20 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am Changing Seasons #49037 Sep 23 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am #49038 Sep 27 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am Fall Flowers #49039 Sep 30 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am #49053 Oct 4 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am Pretty Trees, Lovely Leaves #49040 Oct 14 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am Perfect Pumpkins #49041 Oct 21 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am #49042 Oct 25 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am Critters at Night #49043 Oct 28 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am #49044 Nov 1 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am Sweet Treats for Birds #49045 Nov 15 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am Talking Turkey #49046 Nov 18 Mon 10:30am to 11:15am #49047 Nov 22 Fri 10:30am to 11:15am

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Sep 19

Thu

9:00am to 4:00pm

Home School Special: Dig into Dirt Soil! How important it is and how it offers humans so much! Topics we will cover include different soil types, testing soil nutrients, percolation rates and its biotic/abiotic residents. Registration required. Ages 7 to 12 $3.00

McDowell Nature Center #48794

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Fri

2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Joy of Soil Soil, dirt, ground, or whatever you call it, it’s all around us! Come to McDowell Nature Center to explore all things soil and create a variety of “tasty” mud pies. Registration required. Ages 5 to 10 FREE

McDowell Nature Center #48795

Oct 13

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

McDowell Nature Center #48796

Oct 24

Thu

9:00am to 5:00pm

NCDENR Compost Guidance Workshop The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Waste Management has recently approved guidance for composting at urban farms/community gardens (UF/CG) across NC. This will allow UF/CGs to take in nitrogenous (food waste and manure) from off site, up to 1 cubic yard per week (about 1000 lbs), to be composted for soil amendment without a permit. Come learn how to make this happen at your site. This workshop will cover the NCDENR Waste Management “compost guidance” and the basics of composting with a classroom portion and hands-on composting demonstration. Registration required. Ages 16 and up $10.00

McDowell Nature Center #48797

Oct 26

Sat

9:00am to 11:00am

Creative Snacking Parents and children will learn how to create delicious and healthy nature-themed snacks and then enjoy eating their culinary creations! Registration required. Ages 2 to 6 $3.00

McDowell Nature Center #48822 10:30am to 11:30am

Sep 2

Mon

Fill the Bill Bird beaks come in a variety of shapes and sizes to help birds sip nectar, dig insects out of holes, or tear apart their prey. Try your hand at being a bird, then go on a bird walk in search of native and migrating birds. Registration requested. Ages 8 and up FREE

McDowell Nature Center #48835

Sep 14

Sat

10:00am to 11:30am

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McDowell Nature Center Animal Artists

No School? Cool!

Everyone loves to finger paint - even turtles and snakes. Snakes can’t really finger paint but you know what we mean. Stop by to create a work of art with the help of your favorite resident MDNC critters. All Ages FREE

Attention school parents - wonder what to do with your kids when school is closed but work is not? Bring them to McDowell Nature Center for a day of natural fun and learning. Each program features unique themes plus hikes, games, live animals, crafts and so much more. Sign up for one program or the entire series. Registration required.

McDowell Nature Center #48839 Ongoing Sep 29 Sun 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Natural Dyes Prepare to get messy and have fun as you learn to make home-made cloth dyes from natural materials and dye your own bandana to take home. Registration required. Ages 8 and up $3.00

McDowell Nature Center #48849

Oct 6

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

McDowell Nature Center Grades K-2 #48854 Nov 1

$15.00 Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm

Grades 3-5 #48855

$15.00 Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm

Nov 1

Grades K-2 $45.00 #48856 Dec 27, 30, 31 F,M,Tu 9:00am to 4:00pm Grades 3-5 $45.00 #48857 Dec 27, 30, 31 F,M,Tu 9:00am to 4:00pm Grades K-2 $30.00 #48858 Jan 20, 21 Mon,Tu 9:00am to 4:00pm Grades 3-5 $30.00 #48859 Jan 20, 21 Mon,Tu 9:00am to 4:00pm Grades K-2 $30.00 #48860 Feb 17,18 Mon,Tu 9:00am to 4:00pm

Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

Babes in the Woods Join McDowell Nature Center staff the first Monday of each month and tuck your little one in a stroller for an easy walk along our paved nature trail. Registration required. Ages 1 to 3 FREE

Four Seasons Trail #48900 #48901 #48902

Sep 2 Oct 7 Nov 4

Mon Mon Mon

10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am

Grades 3-5 $30.00 #48861 Feb 17,18 Mon,Tu 9:00am to 4:00pm Grades K-2 $75.00 #48862 Apr 14-18 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm Grades 3-5 $75.00 #48863 Apr 14-18 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Animal Care Behind the Scenes Thinking of getting a pet turtle or snake? Want to see what it takes to care for over a dozen reptiles and amphibians? This behindthe-scenes opportunity allows kids to get hands-on with McDowell’s resident critters, including feeding, watering and handling them. Registration required. Ages 8 and up FREE

McDowell Nature Center #48852

Oct 26

Sat 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Animals Like Halloween Too! Some animals wear scary ‘costumes’ all year long and others can change colors to hide. Learn about the colorful adaptations that allow animals to keep safe, scare away predators and stay alive. Halloween costumes welcome! Registration required. Ages 2 to 6 $3.00

www.parkandrec.com Oh Deer... It’s Hunting Season! Many people are surprised to hear we allow deer hunting on our property. Learn why and how we manage our deer herd while playing an interactive game. Registration required. Ages 8 and up FREE

McDowell Nature Center #48898

Nov 10

Sun

2:30pm to 3:30pm

America Recycles-Family Fun Day Reduce, reuse, recycle and have lots of fun during America Recycles Weekend! Make recycled arts and crafts, play games to discover what things can and cannot be recycled and add to the “Recycled Mural” we will be building throughout the day. Registration required. All Ages FREE

Paint with Nature From pine needles to feathers, your child will have fun discovering what painting tools nature has to offer! Wear clothes that can get messy or bring a painting shirt/smock. Registration required. Ages 2 to 6, with Adult $3.00

McDowell Nature Center #49048 Sep 6 Fri #49049 Oct 11 Fri #49050 Nov 8 Fri

Boating with Recyclables In honor of Columbus Day, we will create toy boats out of recyclables and test them on the waters of Lake Wylie! Registration required. All Ages FREE

McDowell Nature Center

McDowell Nature Center

McDowell Nature Center

#48853

#48899 Nov 16 Sat, Ongoing 1:00pm to 4:00pm

#49051

Oct 30

Get Going Guide

Wed 10:30am to 11:15am

Fall 2013

10:30am to 11:15am 10:30am to 11:15am 10:30am to 11:15am

Oct 14

Mon 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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McDowell Nature Center Mother Nature’s Story Corner

Work Off the Turkey Hike

Join us in the children’s play area every Wednesday afternoon for a special naturebased story. All Ages FREE

Feeling a little stuffed after Thanksgiving? Join us for a moderate-paced hike through McDowell Nature Preserve and take in the sights and sounds of autumn. We will hike for 2-3 miles through the rolling hills of the preserve. Registration required. Ages 12 and up FREE

McDowell Nature Center (No Code) Every Wednesday 10:30am to 11:00am

Animal Talks Did you know a soft-shell turtle’s neck is as long as its body? Or that a King snake is immune to copperheads’ venom? Learn these and other surprising facts about the animals in your backyard! All Ages FREE

McDowell Nature Center #49120

Nov 29

Fri

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

McDowell Nature Center (No Code) Every Saturday 10:00am and 2:00pm (No Code) Every Sunday 2:00pm

McDowell Feeding Time! Learn a little about the nature center exhibit animals by joining us for feeding time! Registration required. All Ages FREE

Nature at Night Festival Join the McDowell Nature Center for a funfilled, educational night as we explore what surprises nature has to offer after the sun goes down! The evening will include night hikes, hayrides, cooking your own hotdog over the campfire for $1.00, campfire stories and much more! For more information call McDowell Nature Center at 704-588-5224. Registration required. All Ages FREE

McDowell Nature Center (No Code) Oct 18

Fri

6:00pm to 9:00pm

McDowell Nature Center #49131 Sep 19 Thu #49132 Oct 10 Thu

Home School Special: Conservation Science

Nature Creations Join us on select Thursdays to embellish nature! We will create whimsical boats, faces, flowers, collages, forts and many other wonderful creations out and about the park. Dress to get messy! Registration required. All Ages FREE

McDowell Nature Center

McDowell Fitness Hike Watch the summer transition to fall along the trails at the McDowell Nature Preserve. We’ll discover some of the sights and sounds of fall as we set off at a comfortable, yet steady pace. Registration required.

McDowell Nature Center Ages 18 and up FREE #49115 Sep 15 Sun 3:00pm to 4:00pm #49117 Oct 20 Sun 3:00pm to 4:00pm #49118 Oct 27 Sun 3:00pm to 4:00pm All Ages FREE #49116 Sep 21 Sat 3:00pm to 4:00pm #49119 Nov 2 Sat 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Get Going Guide

Fall 2013

Bark Boats (Meet at the Four Seasons Trail) #49121 Sep 12 Thu 3:30pm to 4:30pm Leaf Faces and Muddy Smiles #49122 Sep 26 Thu 3:30pm to 4:30pm Fairy Houses #49123 Oct 3 Thu 3:30pm to 4:30pm Leaf Flowers #49124 Oct 17 Thu 3:30pm to 4:30pm Tree Collages #49125 Nov 7 Thu 3:30pm to 4:30pm Fort Building #49126 Nov 21 Thu 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Nature Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunts are a great way to take in nature and see things that you may not have noticed before! Each month will be a different collection of items to locate. Come and join us! Registration required.

McDowell Nature Center All Ages #49128 Sep 5 #49129 Oct 24 #49130 Nov 14

Thu Thu Thu

3:30pm to 4:30pm 3:30pm to 4:30pm

FREE 3:30pm to 4:30pm 3:30pm to 4:30pm 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Conservation... what is it and why should it matter to you? Do you know why we have the Prairie Restoration Projects? Why should you care about insects and other wildlife? Join us as we investigate what conservation science is and what we can do to be better stewards of the Earth. Registration required. Ages 9 to 14 $3.00

McDowell Nature Center #49133

Nov 7 Thu

10:00am to 11:30am

Home School Special: Sustainability Are you aware of the many new technologies out there to conserve our natural resources? Join us to investigate and test out a few ideas. Go on a field trip to see sustainability in action! Brainstorm and who knows... we may come up with a few new ideas that could change our world! Registration required. Ages 12 to 18 $5.00

McDowell Nature Center #49134

Nov 21 Thu

9:00am to 2:00pm

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McDowell Nature Center McDowell Tree House Theater

Sunset Kayak Tour

Enjoy a nature-oriented puppet show! Kids are then encouraged to put on their own puppet show! Ages 2 to 7 FREE

During this relaxed tour, we will learn the basics of flat water kayaking while watching the sunset over Lake Wylie. Learn some of the history of Lake Wylie while watching for wildlife along the shores of the preserve. Please layer clothes and dress appropriately for the weather and understand that staff retains the right to cancel due to weather or temperature. Registration required. Please call 704-5885224 to register.

McDowell Nature Center (No Code) (No Code) (No Code)

Sep 21 Sat Oct 19 Sat Nov 23 Sat

11:00am 11:00am 11:00am

Grandparent’s Day at McDowell Calling all kids! Invite your grandparents to share in a special nature themed story followed by a guided tour of the nature center. Registration required. All Ages FREE

McDowell Nature Center #49135

Sep 8

Sun

3:00pm to 4:00pm

First Day of Fall The first day of fall and everything is still green! We will make a unique tree guide using rubbings of leaves and bark. We will then go on a hike to find the trees! Registration required. Ages 5 and up $3.00

McDowell Nature Center #49136

Sep 22

Sun

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Outdoor Recreation Each month’s activities are designed to provide an inexpensive night out enjoying the outdoors. Activities will change each month ranging from natural and cultural history to good ole’ outdoor adventure. We will also feature hors d’oeuvres that incorporate the evening’s theme. This is no family picnic so don’t forget the sitter. Registration required. Ages 18 and up $20.00 Caribbean Kayaking Paddle the shores of Lake Wylie to learn about our local watershed then enjoy the sunset on copperhead beach. Not quite the Caribbean, but it will taste that way with Pinchos and Tostones!

Waterfront Deck Programming Area Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

Activity TBD- Call for details #49137 Oct 4 Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

Activity TBD- Call for details #49138 Nov 8 Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

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Feel like you’ve got what it takes to win this unique competitive sport? Grab your friends and see if you can conquer our Copperhead Island battlefield at night. Two teams will compete against one another in this classic game of rivalry. Get decked out in camo, you’ll need it to survive! Registration required. Ages 13 to 17 $3.00

Copperhead Island #48793

Oct 5

Sat

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Campfire Cooking 101 Come learn new ways to spice up your camping trips with McDowell Nature Center staff. Discover new recipes and different ways of cooking with an open flame. Registration required. Ages 8 and up $7.00

McDowell Campground

Hiker’s Palate

#48668 Sep 13

Glowstick Capture the Flag

Fall 2013

#48798 #48799 #48800

Sep 20 Oct 11 Oct 25

Fri Fri Fri

6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Camping 101 Come learn the basics of camping with McDowell Nature Center staff. Discover different ways of cooking with an open flame, how to set up a tent and other camping essentials. Registration required. Ages 10 and up $15.00/FAMILY

McDowell Nature Center #48801 Sep 7-8 Sat-Sun #48803 Oct 12-13 Sat-Sun

3:00pm to 9:30am 3:00pm to 9:30am

Outdoor Skills Clinic Tired of watching reality TV about outdoor survival? During this program you will learn some practical skills that may keep you out of trouble in the backcountry. Topics will include: basic navigation (map and compass), primitive fires, shelter building and more. Registration required. Ages 18 and up $5.00

McDowell Nature Center #48805

Oct 5

Sat

9 :00am to 5:00pm

Waterfront Deck Programming Area Ages 16 and up #48806 Sep 4 #48807 Sep 11 #48808 Sep 18 #48809 Sep 25

Wed Wed Wed Wed

$15.00 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lake Wylie Family Kayak Tour Paddle the border of the Carolinas with views of the Buster Boyd bridge, Copperhead Island and more. All equipment and instruction provided. Children ages 5 to 9 are required to share a tandem kayak with an adult. Registration required. Please call 704-588-5224 to register. Ages 5 and up $15.00/Single, $20.00/Tandem #48810 (single) Sep 14 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #48814 (tandum) Sep 14 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #48811 (single) Sep 14 Sat 11:30am to 1:30pm #48815 (tandum) Sep 14 Sat 11:30am to 1:30pm #48812 (single) Sep 28 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #48816 (tandum) Sep 28 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #48813 (single) Sep 28 Sat 2:00pm to 4:00pm #48817 (tandum) Sep 28 Sat 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Not-So-Laborious Kayak Tour This special kayak tour will include the usual tour through the coves of the Preserve, plus kayak games and an opportunity to fish from the dock afterwards. To fish, participants 16 and up must have a valid NC fishing license. Registration required. Please call the nature center at 704-588-5224 to register.

Waterfront Deck Programming Area

Ages 7 and up $15.00/Single, $20.00/Tandem #48823 (tandem) Sep 2 Mon 1:30pm to 4:30pm #48834 (single) Sep 2 Mon 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Homeschool Parent Skills Seminar If you are a home school parent that would like to strengthen your outdoor teaching skills, this seminar is for you! Each week, we will cover a different outdoor skill that will include a classroom introduction followed by outdoor demonstrations and hands-on activities. Registration required. Ages 18 and up $3.00

McDowell Nature Center

#48818 #48819 #48820 #48821

Oct 10 Oct 24 Nov 8 Nov 22

Thu Thu Thu Thu

3:00pm to 5:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Nature Latta Plantation Nature Center 6211 Sample Road • Huntersville • 704-875-1391

Latta Plantation Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 1,351 acres of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. It is the source for many educational programs and information on the preserve’s natural communities, flora and fauna. Mecklenburg County’s largest preserve, it forms a green peninsula extending into Mountain Island Lake and protects a natural heritage site and several endangered plants.

Open Mon-Sat, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sun 1:00pm to 5:00pm Latta Plantation Nature Center (Click Star for Directions)

• Covers over 1,350 Acres • 16 miles of Hiking Trails • Nature Center & Gift Shop • Carolina Raptor Center • Latta Plantation Equestrian Center • Historic Latta Plantation • Lakeview Picnicking • Canoe and Kayak Landing Areas VISIT US ON

Latta Plantation Nature Center features live native animals, a discovery hall, an outdoor amphitheater and a gift shop. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve also has the Carolina Raptor Center, an education and rehabilitation facility dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey and home to the Southeast’s largest eagle aviary. In addition, the park is also home to the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center, a facility providing guided horseback rides, pony rides, horse shows, lessons and a tack store; and the Historic Latta Plantation, a restored 19th century federal-style home and living history farm of James Latta, open to public tours and interpretive programs.

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Fall 2013

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Preschool Woodland Sprites Preschool Modeled on the forest kindergartens of Europe, this unique, child-led preschool class is held ENTIRELY outdoors! Children will be allowed to learn and grow at their own pace as they explore, experience and come to appreciate the natural world and all it has to offer. On any given day, children may choose to investigate a stream, make a mud pie buffet, follow deer tracks through the woods and much more - all under the guidance of experienced environmental educators. Research has shown that time spent in nature, especially engaged in play, is critical to a child’s development. Not only does it lead to increased physical activity but it can alleviate the symptoms of ADHD and asthma and promote creativity, self-discipline, problemsolving skills, cooperation and confidence. Please call Anne-Marie Stevenson, 704-9473099, with any questions or to register. Ages 4 to 6

Muddy Boots Club This hiking club for kids is about getting outside, exploring nature and having fun! Our muddy boots will take us on-trail, offtrail, through streams and all around Latta. Each participant will receive a nature journal to record their discoveries in, take home and bring back with them on their next hike. Ages 4 to 6

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49392 #49393 #49394 #49395

Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 24

Thu Thu Thu Thu

1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Nature Detectives - Wildlife is Everywhere Discovering nature helps spark inner curiosity and creativity. During this series, participants will become nature detectives as they learn all about the animals that live in the woods and how everything works together in nature. Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic. Ages 4 to 6

$35.00

$3.00

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Latta Plantation Nature Center

#49409

#49377

Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26

Thu Thu Thu Thu

9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm

#49410

Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24

Thu Thu Thu Thu

9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm

#49411

Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21

Thu Thu Thu Thu

9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm

Sep 9

Mon

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Young Explorers - Magnificent Mammals Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme of the class. Ages 2 to 3

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49371

Sep 23

Mon

10:15am to 11:00am

Ages 2 to 3

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49370

Sep 9

Mon 10:15am to 11:00am

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Fall 2013

Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme of the class. Ages 2 to 3

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49373

Oct 7

Mon

10:15am to 11:00am

Nature Detectives - Water Safari Discovering nature helps spark inner curiosity and creativity. During this series, participants will become nature detectives as they learn all about the animals that live in the woods and how everything works together in nature. Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic. Ages 4 to 6

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49379

Oct 7

Mon

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Young Explorers - Bat Discoveries Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme of the class. Ages 2 to 3

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49374

Oct 21

Mon

10:15am to 11:00am

Nature Detectives - Spider Adventure Discovering nature helps spark inner curiosity and creativity. During this series, participants will become nature detectives as they learn all about the animals that live in the woods and how everything works together in nature. Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic.

Young Explorers - Busy Beavers Discovering nature helps spark inner curiosity and creativity. During this series, participants will become nature detectives as they learn all about the animals that live in the woods and how everything works together in nature. Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic.

Young Explorers - Creepy Crawlies

Nature Detectives - Life Cycles & Adaptations Discovering nature helps spark inner curiosity and creativity. During this series, participants will become nature detectives as they learn all about the animals that live in the woods and how everything works together in nature. Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic. Ages 4 to 6

$3.00

Ages 4 to 6

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49380

Oct 21

Mon

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Young Explorers - Itsy Bitsy Spiders Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme of the class. Ages 2 to 3

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Latta Plantation Nature Center

#49378

#49375

Sep 23

Mon

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Nov 11

Mon

10:15am to 11:00am

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Nature Detectives - Vertebrate Investigations

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Discovering nature helps spark inner curiosity and creativity. During this series, participants will become nature detectives as they learn all about the animals that live in the woods and how everything works together in nature. Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic.

Latta Homeschoolers: Aquatic Ecology Series

$3.00

Ages 4 to 6

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49381

Nov 11

Mon

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Muddy Boots Club Exploration Day Come spend part of the morning and explore nature. Listen to a story, take a nature hike, play some games in nature and make a craft or two. $4.00

Ages 4 to 6

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49391

Nov 14

Thu

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Elementary

From lakes to streams to wetlands, Mecklenburg County is blessed with an abundance of freshwater habitats. Students will learn about the importance of these habitats through field investigations where they will perform water quality tests and collect and identify aquatic invertebrates. Each class is field-based so students should dress appropriately. Curriculum is appropriate for 5th – 7th grade and all materials and transportation are provided. Some prior study of general ecology is helpful. Ages 9 to13

$35.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49412

Sep 5 Sep 19 Oct 3 Oct 17

Thu Thu Thu Thu

1:00pm to 4:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Young Explorers - Talkin’ Turkey

#49466 #49467

$3.00

Nov 25 Mon

Discovering nature helps spark inner curiosity and creativity. During this series, participants will become nature detectives as they learn all about the animals that live in the woods and how everything works together in nature. Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic. $3.00

Ages 4 to 6

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49382

Nov 25

Mon

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Fantastic Fish This is a chance for you to learn more about fish and go fishing all in the same day. First we will talk about why fish are unique and then we will go fishing on Mountain Island Lake. Meet at Waterfront Parking Lot. Ages 6 to 12

$4.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49386 #49387

Sep 8 Oct 6

Sun Sun

2:00pm to 4:00pm 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Muddy Boots Club This hiking club for kids is about getting outside, exploring nature and having fun! Our muddy boots will take us on-trail, offtrail, through streams and all around Latta. Each participant will receive a nature journal to record their discoveries in, take home and bring back with them on their next hike. Ages 7 to 9

$3.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49396 #49397 #49398 #49399

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Fall 2013

$6.00

Sep 24 Oct 29

Tue 10:30am to 12:00pm Thu 10:30am to 12:00pm

Nature Field Day

10:15am to 11:00am

Nature Detectives - Animal Tracking

Do you like to go treasure hunting and want to add a new twist? Join us for the high tech adventure of Geocaching. Using a handheld GPS unit, we will search for containers hidden in the woods throughout Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49376

Latta Homeschoolers: Geocaching

Ages 6 to 8

Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme of the class. Ages 2 to 3

Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 24

Thu Thu Thu Thu

1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us on this school holiday for an action-packed, fun-filled nature field day. Participants will take part in a map and compass challenge, build forts and more! Participants will be split into groups based on age and will be accompanied by a staff chaperone at all times. Lunch is provided. Ages 6 to 12

$12.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49417

Nov 1

Thu

9:30am to 4:00pm

Muddy Boots Field Trip: South Mountains State Park Pack a picnic lunch and join us on an excursion to South Mountains State Park! We’ll hike up to an 80-foot waterfall before eating lunch around a campfire at a backcountry campsite. Participants should bring a backpack with a lunch, water bottle and change of clothes. Terrain: Strenuous, 3 miles, 500-foot elevation gain. Ages 7 to 9

$15.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49404

Nov 14

Thu

9:00am to 5:00pm

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Middle School

Family Nature Exploration Hikes

Latta Homeschoolers: Kayaking Merit Badge Not a scout, but interested in some of the requirements of the kayaking badge? We will go into more detail about the basics of kayaking: safety, strokes, gear and maneuvering. The Boy Scout Kayaking Merit Badge handbook will be our guide as we work through many of the requirements. All equipment provided; please bring water and a snack. Transportation from nature center to the lake is provided. Ages 10 to 12

$10.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49464

Sep 5 Sep 19 Oct 3

Thu Thu Thu

10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm

Homeschool Outdoor Leadership Academy This program is designed for the homeschooler that enjoys the outdoors and wants to spend more time in it. We will use nature and adventure experiences as a teaching tool for topics such as community cooperation, building confidence, setting goals, practicing assertive communication techniques and the importance of environmental stewardship. During this program students will also learn the skills necessary to enjoy outdoor and adventure activities in a safe and responsible manner. Topics that will be covered include: navigation, camp craft, first aid, cooking, fire and planning for a trip. This class will include a 3-day, 2-night camping experience that will put each students’ outdoor and leadership skills to the test. Challenge is an important key to learning and each class session will be designed to help your child reach their full leadership potential. $150.00

Ages 10 to 12

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49481 Tuesdays, Sep 17- Dec 17, 12:30pm-2:30pm

It’s a holiday weekend and what better way to spend it than getting outside and hiking? Join us for one of our free hikes around the Beechwood Trail and learn about the trees and animals in the forest ��� and why they are important. Terrain: Easy,1.0 mile. All Ages

Latta Homeschoolers: Orienteering Merit Badge Not a scout, but interested in learning more about orienteering? We will look closely at the sport of orienteering: what it is, how to read a map and use a compass and why these navigation skills are good to have in this modern age of technology. The Boy Scout Orienteering Merit Badge handbook will be our guide as we work through many of the requirements. The final challenge will be at Crowder’s Mountain State Park to practice your skills. All equipment and transportation provided; please bring water and a snack. Ages 10 to 12 $12.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center

#49465

Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 7

Thu Thu Thu

10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm

Sun Sun Sun

1:30pm to 2:15pm 2:30pm to 3:15pm 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Evening Family Canoeing Bring the family and join us as we take an evening paddle around Mountain Island Lake, the oldest lake in the Charlotte area. Discover its history, significance and what you can do to protect it. All equipment provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring water and snacks. Ages 5 and up

$12.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49468 #49369 #49370

Sep 7 Sat Sep 12 Thu Sep 28 Sat

6:00pm to 7:30pm 6:00pm to 7:30pm 5:30pm to 7:00pm

$3.00

Ages 10 to 12

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49400 #49401 #49402 #49403

Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 24

Thu Thu Thu Thu

1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Muddy Boots Field Trip: South Mountains State Park

$15.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49405

Fall 2013

Sep 1 Sep 1 Sep 1

Muddy Boots Club

Ages 10 to 12

#49383 #49384 #49385

This hiking club for kids is about getting outside, exploring nature and having fun! Our muddy boots will take us on-trail, offtrail, through streams and all around Latta. Each participant will receive a nature journal to record their discoveries in, take home and bring back with them on their next hike.

Pack a picnic lunch and join us on an excursion to South Mountains State Park! We’ll hike up to an 80-foot waterfall before eating lunch around a campfire at a back country campsite. Bring a backpack with a lunch, water bottle and change of clothes. Terrain: Strenuous, 3 miles, 500-foot elevation gain.

Get Going Guide

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Nov 14

Thu

9:00am to 5:00pm

Evening Family Tandem Kayaking Bring the family and join us as we take an evening paddle around Mountain Island Lake, the oldest lake in the Charlotte area. Discover its history, significance and what you can do to protect it. All equipment provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring water and snacks. Ages 5 and up

$15.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49472 #49473 #49474

Sep 14 Oct 5 Oct 26

Sat Sat Sat

6:00pm to 7:30pm 5:30pm to 7:00pm 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Kayaking Tour on Mountain Island Lake

Exploring Haymarket Nature Preserve

Join us as we paddle on Mountain Island Lake, the oldest lake in the Charlotte area. Learn the basics of flat-water kayaking and then enjoy a guided tour of the lake. Discover its history, significance and what you can do to help protect it. All equipment provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring water and snacks.

Located approximately 15 minutes from Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, Haymarket Nature Preserve protects over a mile of shoreline along Mountain Island Lake and is home to many species of wildflowers, birds and other wildlife. Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore the nature preserve as the fall wildflowers bloom and songbirds pass through on their way south for the winter. Directions to Haymarket will be provided upon registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages 5 and up $15.00 Single, $20.00 Tandem

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49444 #49445 #49446 #49447 #49448 #49449

Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 22 Oct 19 Oct 19 Oct 20

Sat 9:00am to 11:00am Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm Sun 1:00pm to 3:00pm Sat 9:00am to 11:00am Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm Sun 1:00pm to 3:00pm

FREE

Ages 7 and up

Haymarket Nature Preserve #49415

Oct 5

Sat

10:00am to 11:30am

Fort Building Challenge Learn about different types of emergency outdoor shelters while you build a fort along the Audubon Trail using natural materials. Compete with other groups for prizes like Most Camouflaged or Most Weatherproof. Pack a picnic lunch, grab your friends and family and join us for this fun, friendly challenge! All Ages

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49416

Oct 19

Sat

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Geocaching If you like treasure hunting, then this adventure is for you! Come learn about Geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunt. We will travel to different parts of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve to find new and interesting caches. All equipment provided. Please bring water and a snack. Ages 5 and up

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49475

Nov 16

Sat

10:30am to 12:00pm

Forest Harvest Hike It’s harvest time! Join a naturalist as we learn about what the animals of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve are harvesting this time of year and how they are preparing for the winter. Terrain: Easy 2-3 miles. All Ages

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49406

Nov 17

Sun

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Family Outdoor Cooking Wondering what to cook on your next family campout? Then bring the kids and come learn some easy recipes to make in a cast iron Dutch Oven and a collapsible cardboard box oven. $10.00/FAMILY

Ages 5 and up

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49476

Fall Colors Hike

$8.00/FAMILY

Nov 23

Sat

11:00am to 12:30pm

Take a walk in the woods to discover the wonders of fall colors. Learn how and why leaves change colors and discover fascinating facts about local trees and plants. Terrain: Easy, 1.0 – 1.5 miles.

Fall Family Campout

Ages 10 and up

Bring the whole family out for this unique opportunity to camp at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve! Registration is by campsite and all are located in the field next to the waterfront parking lot. Bring your own tent or register early to take advantage of the limited number of 4-person tents we have available. Dinner, a continental breakfast and all activities are included in the fee! Activities will include a large campfire with songs and stories, night hikes, canoeing and more. You will receive an e-mail upon registration with a complete list of activities, dinner and breakfast menu and your assigned campsite number. There is a maximum of 6 people per campsite. Call Latta Plantation Nature Center to register.

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49389

Oct 20

FREE Sun

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Spider Safari Enjoy a leisurely hike with the family through the nature preserve as we observe spiders in their natural habitat and try to identify a few of them. Terrain: Easy, 1-2 miles. Ages 5 and up

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49486

Nov 3

Sun

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Tracks and Traces Learn how to ID common animals by the signs they leave behind and create your own animal track to take home. $4.00

All Ages $30.00/Campsite

Ages 5 and up

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Latta Plantation Nature Center

#49414 Sat, Sep 21 to Sun, Sep 22, 3:00pm to 9:00am

Get Going Guide

Fall 2013

#49390

Nov 10

Sun

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Give Thanks for the Birds Juncos, kinglets, white-throated sparrows and other winter resident songbirds have arrived for the cold weather. Come help us make our bird feeders and garden ready for their stay. Find out how to identify these birds and how to attract them to your backyard. All Ages

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49407

Nov 24

Sun

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Wetland Ecology for Adults

Adult American Canoe Association: Fundamentals of Kayaking This ACA Level 1 Kayaking program is designed for beginners or those looking to sharpen their kayaking skills under the supervision of our certified instructors. In this two-part class we will cover topics such as paddling/safety equipment, entering and exiting kayaks, paddle strokes, rescues and wet exits. Bring a change of clothes and shoes that will stay on your feet (we will be in the water for part of the class). Ages 16 and up

$50.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49482

Sep 5, Sep 12 Thu 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Segway Adventure Tour Explore the trails of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve on an all-terrain Segway! Learn to ride these self-balancing machines and see nature like never before! Highlights include Shady and Catawba Trails, the Buzzard Rock Overlook and beautiful views of Mountain Island Lake. Call for details and rider restrictions. Ages 18 and up

$35.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49429 #49430 #49431 #49432 #49433 #49434 #49435 #49436 #49437 #49438 #49439 #49440 #49441 #49442 #49443

Sep 7 Sep 7 Sep 8 Sep 14 Sep 14 Sep 15 Oct 5 Oct 5 Oct 6 Oct 12 Oct 13 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 9 Nov 10

Get Going Guide

Sat Sat Sun Sat Sat Sun Sat Sat Sun Sat Sun Sat Sun Sat Sun

9:00am to 12:00pm 2:00pm to 5:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 2:00pm to 5:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 2:00pm to 5:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 2:00pm to 5:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 12:00pm to 3:00pm 12:00pm to 3:00pm 12:00pm to 3:00pm 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Fall 2013

Adventure Paddle Series Pack a lunch and prepare for a day on the water as we take advantage of the excellent paddling North Carolina has to offer. Choose to canoe or kayak down the scenic streams and creeks that feed the Yadkin and PeeDee rivers. Each trip will feature a different route with difficulties that are appropriate for beginners, but still enjoyable for the more experienced paddler. Whether you sign up for one or all three, our American Canoe Association certified staff will be with you to assist, teach and share in the fun of this fall paddling series. Please wear clothes that can get wet (bring a change for traveling), a bag lunch and shoes that can tighten down on your feet (no flip flops). Ages 16 and up $30.00/Single Kayak, $50.00/Canoe (2 people at $25.00 each)

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49478 #49479 #49480

Sep 7 Sat Sep 28 Sat Oct 26 Sat

7:30am to 6:00pm 7:30am to 6:00pm 7:30am to 6:00pm

This class is intended for adults that would like to learn more about the wetlands found in the Piedmont of North Carolina. An overview of the importance of wetlands, species found within them and threats to these ecosystems will be covered in the morning before we break for lunch. After lunch, we will explore the wetland areas of Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge. We will discuss some of the amphibian and reptile surveying techniques utilized at the site and search for species within the wetland including invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and plants. Lunch, take-home field guides and other materials will be provided for this class. Bring a water-bottle and wear clothing that can get wet, including closed-toe shoes. Ages 18 and up

$35.00

Holly Bend House at Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge #49485

Sep 7

Sat

10:00am to 3:00pm

Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

Prairie Plant ID Bright flowers and tall grasses fill the Piedmont Prairie during the autumn. Come join us for this afternoon adventure learning about these amazing plants. Bring a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Terrain: Moderate, 2-3 miles. Ages 15 and up

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center #49388

Sep 15

Sun

2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Nature Reedy Creek Nature Center 2900 Rocky River Road • 704-432-6459 • Open Mon-Sat, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sun 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve protects 737 acres of natural, forested habitat within Reedy Creek Park. There are over 10 miles of hiking trails in the nature preserve for the outdoor enthusiast, giving visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains, while enjoying scenic views of small lakes, forests, fields, streams and wildlife. Reedy Creek Nature Center is also home to the Dr. James F. Matthews Center for Biodiversity Studies.

VISIT US ON

• Covers over 737 Acres • 10 Miles of Hiking Trails • Nature Center & Gift Shop • Historic Robinson Rock House • 18-hole Disc Golf Course • 10 Reservable Picnic Shelters • Fishing at Dragonfly or Slider Ponds • Barkingham Park Dog Park

Outside, visitors can stop and observe nature in action at the National Wildlife Federation certified Backyard Habitat Garden, which includes bird feeding stations and a demonstration compost area. Self-interpretive trail guides are available for several nature preserve trails.

Reedy Creek Nature Center (Click Star for Directions)

2013 Fall Programs & Activities Get Going Guide

Fall 2013

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Reedy Creek Eco Race

Budding Adventures

Get ready to test your will and wit. This race series will teach you to track and navigate using compasses, GPS and your senses. Don’t forget your thinking caps, you’ll need them! Closed toed shoes required.

Calling all kids and parents! Discover the Fall plants and animals. Through various hands-on activities such as crafts, games, stories, puppets, hikes and more we will learn about plant-life, animals and their homes, weather and more. Parent participation encouraged.

FREE

Ages 10 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #49027 #49028 #49029

Sep 1 Oct 5 Nov 3

Sun Sat Sun

2:00pm to 3:30pm 2:00pm to 3:30pm 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Stars and Dough Boys Start the night off with a delicious treat around the campfire. Dough Boys hot and fresh! When the stars finally come out, get to see them up close with our powerful telescopes. FREE

Ages 6 and Older

Reedy Creek Nature Center #49030 #49031 #49032

Sep 13 Oct 11 Nov 8

Fri Fri Fri

7:30pm to 8:30pm 7:00pm to 8:00pm 6:30pm to 7:30pm

FREE

Ages 3 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48662 #48663 #48664 #48665 #48666 #48667

Sep 9 Mon Sep 23 Mon Oct 7 Mon Oct 21 Mon Nov 4 Mon Nov 18 Mon

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Krafty Kidz Have fun learning while making nature themed related crafts with your child. Each day will be a new set of crafts based on a different theme. Parent participation is required. $2.00

Ages 2 to 7

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48669 #48670 #48671

Sep 14 Oct 19 Nov 2

Sat Sat Sat

11:00am to 12:00pm 11:00am to 12:00pm 11:00am to 12:00pm

Parent and Me Tot Trots Experience nature together with your child. Hikes will be sensory based surrouding your child in nature’s beauty. It will also give you, the parent, the experience of how to use nature as a learning platform. FREE

Ages 1 to 2

Nature Story Corner Settle in and get comfortable as we read a variety of nature based stories. Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation as we learn about the wonders of nature! After the story we will hike into the forest to do a themed activity based on the story. FREE

Ages 3 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48654 #48655 #48656 #48657 #48658 #48659 #48660

Sep 2 Sep 16 Sep 30 Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25

Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

Get Going Guide

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Fall 2013

Lil’ Sprouts Nature Preschool At Lil’ Sprouts Nature Preschool, we believe in teaching the “whole child”; physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains. The curriculum is built upon authentic experiences that foster your child’s excitiment in the natural world. The program balances structure and choice play and offer developmentally appropriate activities in science, the creative arts, writing, reading, math, fine and gross motor skills and more. Come experience “The Natural Way of Learning!” $35.00/month

Ages 4 to 5

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48678 #48679 #48680

Sep 12 Oct 3 Nov 7

Thu Thu Thu

9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm

Animal Evidence ID Have you ever found an animal track in the mud? Or a bird nest in a tree? Learn how to be a nature detective to identify clues left by different kinds of animals. We will hike for about 30 minutes on some uneven terrain. FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

#48672 #48673 #48674

#48681

Sep 14 Oct 19 Nov 2

Sat Sat Sat

9:30am to 10:15am 9:30am to 10:15am 9:30am to 10:15am

Reedy’s Animals Meet and Greet Come and encounter Reedy’s animals close up and ask those questions you been dying to know the answer to. There might even be the opportunity to touch some of these creatures! All Ages FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48675 #48676 #48677

Sep 21 Oct 19 Nov 16

Sat Sat Sat

2:00pm to 3:00pm 2:00pm to 3:00pm 2:00pm to 3:00pm

For More Information or to Register Visit

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Sep 29

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Twilight and Campfire Hike Following a twilight walk along Reedy’s trails, we will enjoy a warm campfire that provides the perfect setting for storytelling. Hear some of our favorite nighttime stories and roast marshmallows over the fire. $2.00

Ages 8 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48802

Nov 1

Fri

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Be a Naturalist Learn the observation skills and tools of a naturalist. On this hike you will use all of your senses and scientific tools to discover a side of nature you never knew! FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48804

Oct 27

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Home School Series: Ways of the Naturalist

Birding for Beginners Have you ever wanted to know what kind of bird is singing high in the trees? Or how to tell what bird you keep seeing in your yard? You will learn many tricks and techniques to watch, identify and enjoy birds any time of year. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to show off to your friends and family next time you go birding!

In this program, children will explore the wonders of nature through the eyes of a naturalist. They will use all of their senses, make scientific observations, take part in discussions and participate in many hands-on activities. The children will learn the tools of the naturalist trade, track animals and identify their scat, identify common plants and learn about soil, water and animal habitats.

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48841 #48842

Reedy Creek Nature Center Ages 5 to 7 #48903 Sep 10 Tue #48904 Sep 24 Tue #48905 Oct 8 Tue #48906 Oct 22 Tue #48907 Nov 12 Tue #48908 Nov 26 Tue

$3.00 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Ages 8 to 12 #49494 Sep 10 Tue #49495 Sep 24 Tue #49496 Oct 8 Tue #49497 Oct 22 Tue #49498 Nov 12 Tue #49499 Nov 26 Tue

$3.00 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm 1:30pm to 3:00pm

FREE

All Ages

Flippin’ Frogs and Slinky Salamanders Come test your hopping skills against the Green Tree Frog, try to count all the spots on the Spotted Salamanders and help the Fowler’s Toad catch his lunch! This program is all about amphibian and is guaranteed to get slimy! FREE

All Ages

Sep 21 Oct 12

Sat Sat

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Autumn Equinox Hike Kick off the fall equinox with a hike through Reedy Creek Nature Preserve. We will search for signs of the changing seasons. Must be able to walk 2-3 miles on uneven terrain. FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48843

Sep 22

Sun

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48837

Sep 8

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Specimen of the Day: Skins, Skulls and More A naturalist is one who keenly observes natural objects to uncover mysteries and learn about their surroundings. Join one of our naturalists as we delve into the animal kingdom and identify different specimens using clues and field guides. A short hike will follow the program.

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48833

Nov 2

Sat

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Turtle, Tortoises and Terrapins Oh My! What is the difference between turtles and tortoises? How fast can a turtle really go? What do turtles like to eat? And what exactly is a terrapin? Come visit with Reedy Creek’s very own Peter the Box Turtle and his friends to learn everything you ever wanted to know about these terrific creatures. FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48836

Sep 7

Geocaching

FREE

Ages 7 and up

Sat

11:00am to 12:00pm

For More Information or to Register Visit

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Get Going Guide

Fall 2013

Ssssssssssensational Snakes! Are all snakes venomous? What do they like to eat? Why do snakes shed their skin? Get up close and personal with a snake at Reedy Creek to answer these questions and more! FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48838

Oct 20

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for an introduction to this wonderful pastime that blends nature and technology and is fun for the whole family! No experience needed, but must be able to walk 1-2 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 8 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48844 #48845

Sep 15 Sun Oct 6 Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Natural Beauty

Slimy Salamanders

Nature can inspire all sorts of creativity! Explore your artistic side and create some amazing art using natural materials. Paint with twigs, make stamps with leaves and create some all natural art right here in the preserve.

Come discover why these slippery little creatures are not only beautiful, but also an important part of the environment. We’ll meet some animals up close, read a salamander story and go on a hike to explore their habitat.

FREE

All Ages

FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

#48840

#48846

Nov 10

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nov 17

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Reedy Creek Nature Center The Art of Paper Making

BioDiversity Hikes

Come and learn how to make your own paper! We will recycle old paper into brand new paper that can be used for note cards and letters. You can bring paper from your own recycling bin to use!

Once a month we will journey toward a different location around the Carolinas to explore the natural world around us. We will focus on the biodiversity of each unique ecosystem. These hikes are typically 5 - 7 miles in length, traveling over uneven terrain. Participants must be in good physical shape. Bring a bag lunch, plenty of water and comfortable hiking shoes. Meet at Reedy Creek Center at 8:00 am.

FREE

Ages 6 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48891 #48892

Come and learn how to turn recycled materials into eco-friendly bird feeders. These bird feeders are easy to make and birds will flock to your one of a kind feeder! FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center Oct 5

Sat

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Boating Fun! Ahoy! Come design and build your own miniature boat out of recycled materials. We will take the boats to Dragonfly Pond and set sail. Which boat design will work best? FREE

Ages 6 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48848

Sep 2

Mon

10:30am to 12:00pm

Composting 101 Do your part for the environment by composting. Come learn about the importance of composting and create your own miniature worm bin to take home and get you started! $2.00

Ages 12 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48850

Sep 28

Sat

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Fall Tree ID Fall is the most colorful time of year. Come and learn the reason leaves change color and how to identify native trees by their leaves. Be prepared to walk 1-2 miles on uneven trails. FREE

Ages 8 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #48889

Nov 24

2:00pm to 3:00pm 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages 16 and up

Hike for Your Health

Bird Feeders

#48847

Oct 13 Sun Nov 23 Sat

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. FREE

Ages 12 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center (No Code)

Ongoing Tue

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Yoga at the Nature Center Slow down and connect with your breath in this gentle yoga class. No experience needed. Ages 16 and up

$5.00/class

Reedy Creek Nature Center (No Code) Ongoing Tues

6:15pm to 7:15pm

100-mile Hike Club Ready for a challenge? Come hike 100 miles! Register for our hikes throughout the year and earn credit miles to earn a t-shirt, patch and more. Membership to the club is free, but each hike may have a small fee. Any naturalist led hike counts towards your credit miles. A staff signature is required for credit. Ages 8 and up

FREE

#49179

Ongoing

Young Naturalist Club of Mecklenburg County Interested in exploring the natural world? This club is for you! We will meet on the first Saturday of every month for hikes, presentations and fun! We will partner with local environmental groups to explore the world of birding, herpetology, native plants and more! Bring a bag lunch, plenty of water and comfortable hiking shoes. Ages 12 to 18

FREE

Come to the preserve to look for signs of fall. We will take a nature walk to look for items on the scavenger hunt list. Be prepared to walk 1-2 miles on uneven trails.

#49180 #49181 #49182

#48890

Get Going Guide

Sep 7 Sat Oct 5 Sat Nov 2 Sat

FREE

Nov 1 Fri

10:30am to 11:30am

•

Fall 2013

8:00am to 8:00pm

Tanawha Trail: Blue Ridge Parkway #49184 Oct 19 Sat 8:00am to 8:00pm Eno River State Park #49185 Nov 16 Sat

8:00am to 8:00pm

Weekday Wanderers Join us once a month as we wander around the Carolinas discovering the natural world around us. We will focus on the diversity of life found in each ecosystem. Participants must be able to hike 5 - 7 miles over uneven terrain. Bring a bag lunch, plenty of water and comfortable hiking shoes. Meet at Reedy Creek Center at 8:00 am. Ages 18 and up

$12.00

Table Rock State Park #49186 Sep 26 Thu

8:00am to 8:00pm

Tanawha Trail: Blue Ridge Parkway #49187 Oct 4 Fri 8:00am to 8:00pm Eno River State Park #49188 Nov 7 Thu

8:00am to 8:00pm

Register 1 of 3 Ways:

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Table Rock State Park #49183 Sep 28 Sat

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Fall Scavenger Hunt

Ages 6 and up

$12.00

9:00am to 1:00pm 9:00am to 4:00pm 9:00am to 4:00pm

Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

For More Information or to Register Visit

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Evening Kayak at Mountain Island Lake

Creepy Crawly Critter-ween!

Enjoy a naturalist led kayak on Mountain Island Lake. This will be a relaxing paddle weaving in and out through the coves of the lake. All levels welcome. Ages 12 and up $15.00/Single Kayak, $20.00/Tandem Kayak

Reedy Creek Nature Center #49196

Sep 6

Thu

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Naturalist Led Evening Hike Join a naturalist for a guided hike along the trails of Reedy Creek. We will hike at a moderate pace stopping along the way to observe, explore and appreciate nature. Must be able to hike 3+ miles on uneven terrain.

RibbonWalk Volunteer Day with Charlotte Sierra Club Join Park and Rec and the Sierra Club as we fight invasive species at the beautiful RibbonWalk Preserve. Other duties may include light trail work and trash clean-up. Come out and take ownership of your preserve! Tools and gloves provided, but bring your own if you have them. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult. FREE

Ages 8 and up

RibbonWalk Nature Preserve #49189 #49190 #49191

Sep 14 Sat Oct 12 Sat Nov 9 Sat

9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm

Naturalist Led Hike at RibbonWalk Preserve Join a naturalist on a laid back stroll through the preserve connecting with nature. We will explore the sights and sounds around us during this 2 - 3 mile hike. Must be able to hike 2 - 3 miles on uneven terrain.

RibbonWalk Nature Preserve #49192 #49193 #49194

Sep 14 Sat Oct 12 Sat Nov 9 Sat

1:00pm to 2:30pm 1:00pm to 2:30pm 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Marvelous Mushrooms Join a naturalist to discover the wonderful world of fungi! We will start in the classroom with a quick overview of the life of mushrooms and their role in the ecosystem. We will then head out on the trail to look for specimens. This is an introductory class. Must be able to hike 1 - 2 miles on uneven terrain.

Reedy Creek Nature Center Sep 7

#49208

Oct 24

Thu

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Gratitude Hikes Join a naturalist as we explore the preserve and connect with our gratitude for natural places (plus, we will walk off some of that Turkey dinner). Must be able to walk 3 - 5 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 6 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #49209 #49210

Nov 29 Fri Nov 29 Fri

10:00am to 11:30am 2:30pm to 4:00pm

FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center #49621

Oct 25

Fri

6:00pm to 9:00pm

A Mountain Adventure Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with a mountain adventure! We will spend 1/2 a day whitewater rafting on the Nantahala and the rest of our time hiking around the Great Smoky Mountains. Transportation, lodging, all meals, guided hikes and rafting are included. Please contact Laura.Domingo@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov for more information. Ages 18 and up

$175.00 per person

Reedy Creek Nature Center #49300 12:00pm Fri, Sep 20 to 6:00pm Sun, Sep 22

Don’t be! The forest is the same in the night as it is in the day. This 1 mile night hike is packed with fun activities that will test the sharpness of our senses. Parent participation and closed toe shoes required. Must be able to hike on uneven terrain. FREE

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center #49622

Sep 27 Fri

7:30pm to 8:30pm

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FREE

Ages 6 and up #49195

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Are you afraid of the dark?

FREE

All Ages

FREE

Ages 16 and up

Celebrate all that’s creepy and crawly at Reedy Creek Nature Center on Halloween Eve! Most creatures in our world are not warm and fuzzy, but that doesn’t make them any less lovable. Come see for yourself how these creatures play an important role in our environment. Live animals, costume contest, marshmallow roast and trick or treating all included. FREE hot chocolate!

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Therapeutic Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Fall 2013 Programs Youth (Ages 2 to 12) Rhythm Makers (For children, Ages 2 to 12 with disabilities) This energizing Music Therapy group will teach kids about different sounds and music patterns, creating music, expressing feelings through songs and sharing fun with friends. Come experience the proven benefits of Music Therapy provided by a certified professional! Contact: Shannon Maxwell 704-432-4311 or Shannon.Maxwell@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

For Ages (8 to 25) Challenger Flag Football Challenger Flag Football is a noncompetitive program for children, teens and young adults aged 8 to 25 with disabilities. This exciting program is offered in partnership by Mecklenburg County Park Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation Section, the Carolina Panthers and Pop Warner Football. All children will be winners in this league where everyone gets to play and be a STAR! Registration begins June 3, 2013 and ends August 2, 2013. No registrations will be accepted after this date. Practices and games will be held behind the Marion Diehl Recreation Center at the adaptive field starting the first week of September 2013. For additional information, contact Stacey Thomas at 704-432-4326 or Stacey.Thomas@MecklenburgCountyNC. gov.

For Ages (13 and up) Performing Arts Club (For Ages 13 and up with disabilities)

Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

Do you like to sing, dance, act, or entertain a crowd? The spotlight is calling you. In the TR Performing Arts Club, participants will increase their awareness and involvement in various acting and performance skills. No prior skills are required. Bring your inner performer and be ready to shine. Contact: Shannon Maxwell at 704-432-4311 or Shannon.Maxwell@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

Adults Favorite daytime programs for adults return in the fall! Creative Arts, Gifted Gardeners, Dance & Fitness and Adult Cooking classes will help beautify, “green up,” energize and nourish your world. For more information about any of these programs for adults with developmental disabilities, contact Karen Howard at 704-432-4325 or Karen.Howard@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov, or Shannon Maxwell at 704-432-4311 or Shannon.Maxwell@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

Paralympic Sports Paralympic Sport Metrolina offers community-based programs developed to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level. Fall sports include boccia, a game of strategy, sled hockey, which adapts hockey using a sled with skates mounted under the seat and two modified sticks and archery. For more information on paralympic sport opportunities, contact Jana McMullen at Jana.McMullen@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

Indoor Soccer This indoor soccer league is open to persons aged 13 to 35 with disabilities and is designed to further develop their soccer skills. Participants will have the opportunity to work on dribbling, shooting and passing. A scrimmage will be played at the end of every session. For additional information contact Stacey Thomas at 704-432-4326 or Stacey.Thomas@MecklenburgCountyNC. gov.

Visit http://TR.Charmeck.org to find out more about all the programs offered by Therapeutic Recreation. No matter what your age or type of disability, we have programs that will keep you involved in the community – and having fun!

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Preschool Programs & Activities Cultural Arts Sponge Painting Get messy and creative with paint. This is a parent guided class. Clothing may get stained - dress appropriately. Ages 3 to 6 $2.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48452 Sep 19 #48453 Oct 3 #48454 Nov 7

Thu Thu Thu

10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am

Creative Hands Have fun learning, painting, coloring and gluing while making theme related crafts. Tots will have fun being creative using various artistic materials and most of all using their hands. For more information, contact the recreation center offering the program. Ages 1 to 5 $1.00

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47909 Ongoing

Mon

10:00am to 11:00am

Little Tykes Painting

Music Together of Charlotte

Get messy and creative with paint. Clothing may get stained, please dress appropriately. Parent guided class. Ages 2 to 6 $2.00

Experience the joy of sharing music with your child as you both learn to sing, dance and play instruments together. For more information, contact musictogetherofcharlotte@gmail.com or 704-449-6761. Ages 5 mo to 6 yrs $190.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47972 Sep 25 #47973 Oct 16 #47974 Nov 20

Wed Wed Wed

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47669 #47670 #47671 #47672 #47673 #47674

Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 19

Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Mini Chefs Children will have messy fun while following recipes and creating healthy foods. Parental participation required. For more information, contact the recreation center listed. Ages 2 to 6 $4.00

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48181 Ongoing Tue #48182 Ongoing Wed

6:30pm to 7:30pm 11:30am to 12:30pm

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48445 Sep 11 #48446 Oct 23 #48447 Nov 27

Wed Wed Wed

10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47375 Ongoing Contact instructor for schedule

RAY’s Junior Explorers Calling all kids! Join Ray’s Junior Explorers for a learning adventure the first Friday of each month for Ray’s Junior Explorers education series and the third Friday of the month for the story time series. For more information contact MallardCreekRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 2 to 6 $2.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center RAY’s Jr. Explorers Education #47701 Sep 6 Fri #47702 Oct 4 Fri #47703 Nov 1 Fri RAY’s Jr. Explorers Story Time #47704 Sep 20 Fri #47705 Oct 18 Fri #47708 Nov 15 Fri

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47692 #47693 #47694 #47695 #47696 #47698

Little Tykes Art Have fun learning and creating while making crafts. Ages 2 to 6 $3.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47664 Sep 16 #47665 Oct 7 #47666 Oct 21 #47667 Nov 4 #47668 Nov 18

Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Play With Clay Come join us for a parent guided adventure with clay. Various tools will be provided for your child to use their imagination creatively. Ages 3 to 6 $2.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48448 Sep 3 #48449 Oct 8 #48450 Nov 12

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10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am

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Sep 12 Sep 12 Oct 10 Oct 10 Nov 14 Nov 14

Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

10:00am to 11:00am 11:15am to 12:15pm 10:00am to 11:00am 11:15am to 12:15pm 10:00am to 11:00am 11:15am to 12:15pm

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www.parkandrec.com Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

Tiny Tots Story Time Enjoy an hour of interactive story time followed by an arts and craft activity. Creativity will come alive as social skills are developed. Ages 2 to 5

FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47960 Sep 13 #47961 Oct 11 #47962 Nov 8

Fri Fri Fri

10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am

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Preschool Programs & Activities Educational Programs Aprendiendo Espanol (Learning Spanish) Learn a new language through interactive games and songs. This class will be an introductory class to the Spanish language and transition to understanding and speaking Spanish. For more information, contact the recreation center listed. Ages 2 to 5 $5.00

Fitness and Wellness Mallard Creek Homeschool P.E. This program gives the participant the opportunity to participate in atraditional P.E. class while meeting new friends. For more information contact MallardCreekRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 4 to 5 $50.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center

Mallard Creek Recreation Center

#47662 Sep 9-Dec 16 Mon 12:00pm to 12:50pm

#47689 Sep 11-Oct 9 Wed 10:00am to 11:00am #47690 Oct 23-Nov 20 Wed 10:00am to 11:00am

Ray Fit Play

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47566 Sep 6-Sep 27 #47567 Oct 4-Oct 25 #47568 Nov 1-Nov 22

Fri Fri Fri

10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am 10:00am to 11:00am

Tots will use their endless energy to engage in structured activities designed to enhance motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination and overall fitness. Parental participation is required. For more information, contact the recreation center listed. Ages 2 to 5 $1.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47959 Sep 4 #48569 Oct 2 #48570 Nov 6

Wed Wed Wed

10:00am to 10:45am 10:00am to 10:45am 10:00am to 10:45am

Mallard Creek Recreation Center

Students will experience hands-on engineering, architecture and scientific fundamentals as they build motorized models using LEGO bricks. Ages 3 to 5 $70.00

#47676 #47677 #47678 #47679 #47680 #47682 #47683

Berewick Recreation Center

Tot Time

Bricks For Kidz

#48381 Sep 20-Nov 8

Fri

10:30am to 11:15am

Young Energetic Scholars Join other preschoolers as we explore games, fun and arts and crafts together. For more information, contact SouthviewRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 3 to 5 FREE

Southview Recreation Center #47535 Ongoing

Tue

Sep 3 Sep 17 Oct 1 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26

Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue

9:00am to 9:30am 9:00am to 9:30am 9:00am to 9:30am 9:00am to 9:30am 9:00am to 9:30am 9:00am to 9:30am 9:00am to 9:30am

What Time Is It? It’s Tot Time! Come exercise and socialize at Methodist Home Tot Time and make new friends! For more information contact MethodistHomeRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 2 to 6 $50.00

Methodist Home Recreation Center #48365 Sep 9-Jun 13

Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri 10:30am to 11:30am

10:00am to 11:00am

Foreign Language Experience for Toddlers This program introduces toddlers to learn words of colors, shapes, body parts and other daily used words of English, Spanish, French and Sign Language through interactive and creative activities and by listening and speaking the languages. Preregistration and parent/guardian attendance is required. Ages 2 to 5 $2.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #48521 Ongoing

Mon

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Tots on the Move Take part in movement activities that help build large motor skills. For more information, contact SouthviewRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 3 to 5 FREE

Southview Recreation Center #47538

Ongoing

Thu 10:00am to 11:00am

Holiday Activities Ghouls and Goodies Halloween Craft Class Children, come out in your Halloween costume to have a fun time making Halloween crafts and receiving ghoulish goodies. Ages 2 to 6 $3.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47709 Oct 31

Thu

10:00am to 11:00am

Halloween Party Children will enjoy interactive games, music and crafts. Each child will also receive a daily pass to Ray’s Play House. Parent participation required. Ages 3 to 6 $2.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48419 Oct 31

Thu

10:30am to 11:30am

Thanksgiving Handprint Craft Kids will literally need to lend a helping hand for this framed handprint themed project! A twist on the classic handprint animal, this craft makes a wonderful keepsake that you and your child will cherish for years to come. For more information contact HickoryGroveRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 3 to 6 $2.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48424 Nov 26

Tue

10:00am to 11:00am

Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Preschool Programs & Activities Social Activities Character Parties Join us as we visit with some of our favorite characters. As preschoolers develop their socialization skills, they will also enjoy fun and creative character themed activities. Parents are required to stay for the program. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 2 to 6 $6.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center Stories with the Cookie Monster #47354 Sep 26 Thu Costume Party #47355 Oct 24 Thu

5:30pm to 6:30pm 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Crazy Play Days Bring your preschooler to one or all of our crazy play days. We’ll sing, dance, do a craft and have lots of fun. Parental participation required. Ages 3 to 6 $2.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center

Teddy Bear Party #47963 Nov 14 Talk Like a Pirate Day #47964 Sep 19

Thu

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Thu

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Ray Play Your tot can make new friends and play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games. Parental participation required. Ages 2 to 6 $2.00

Ray’s Playhouse Families are encouraged to interact and have fun in our Youth Activity Room. Enjoy age-appropriate toys and get your child ready for school through play. Parent involvement required. For ages 6 and under. Hours subject to change due to rentals and programs. Ages 6 and under $1.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48000 Ongoing Mon-Fri

Tots’ Time The sessions will consist of learning the fundamentals of gymnastics and techniques to improve, fitness, mental focus and fun. Let us help lay the foundation for your child’s physical well-being and regular exercise. For more information contact Revolution Park Sports Academy at 704-432-4963. Ages 3 to 5 $2.00

Revolution Park Sports Academy

Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

The cool place for pre-schoolers to visit or to have a birthday party! Features five great sites with different amenities. Visit and play, for just $2.00 or less per visit - or rent the playroom for a party for only $41.00/hour!

#47950 Ongoing Tue & Thu 10:00am to 11:00am

Tuck’s Tots Join other preschoolers as we explore games, arts and crafts and other fun activities together. For more information, contact TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 1 to 5 FREE

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47587 Ongoing

Mallard Creek Recreation Center

#48236 Sep 5 #48237 Sep 19 #48238 Oct 3 #48239 Oct 17 #48240 Nov 21

12:00pm to 5:30pm

10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am 10:30am to 11:30am

Tue

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704-432-4934

Hickory Grove Recreation Center 6709 Pence Road Charlotte, NC 28215

704-432-4811

Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road Charlotte, NC 28269

704-548-8234

Southview Recreation Center 1720 Vilma Street Charlotte, NC 28208

Where Summer never ends

704-392-7452

215 N Sycamore St., Charlotte NC 28202 704-432-4729 www.parkandrec.com/aquatics

704-432-6775

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Elementary Programs & Activities 4-H

Athletics

4-H Clubs

Basketball Academy

Come learn the principles of 4-H: healthy hearts, heads and hands and many other life skills. You will enjoy fun activities and games using the 4-H curriculum: Health Rocks! and arts and crafts. For more information contact the recreation center listed. Ages 6 to 12 FREE

We focus on the fundamentals of the game by stressing teamwork and sportsmanship. Get better as a player with drills and physical training. Ages 9 to 11 $20.00

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #48074

Ongoing

Thu

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Berewick Friendship Garden Club Each month children will participate in planting, maintaining and harvesting plants in outdoor raised garden beds. They will learn how to start a home garden, make crafts and taste the fruits of their labor. Ages 5 to 11 $10.00

Berewick Recreation Center #48568 Sep 11-Oct 2 Wed

3:15pm to 4:15pm

After School Programs After School Recreation Time Don’t be bored after school. Join us for games, arts and crafts and much more. For more information, contact Brett.Krizanik@ MecklenburgCoutnyNC.gov or 704-336-7655. Ages 5 to 12 FREE

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center #48035

Ongoing

Fri

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Albemarle Road Afterschool Program Our afterschool program provides a secure, nurturing and educational environment; a place for participants to bloom into responsible, considerate and contributing members of society. We want all our participants to have the opportunity to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually by playing, exploring and learning with others in a fun, safe and healthy environment. Ages 6 to 11 FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #48144

Ongoing Mon-Fri 3:00pm to 6:00pm

#48410 Sep 12-Oct 3 Thu

Charlotte Cheer Elite Cheer & Gymnastics Ready for the next level? Come experience Cheer Athletics with Charlotte Cheer Elite. Our dynamic cheer staff is eager to provide challenging instruction in gymnastics, cheer motions, jumps, stunts and dance. We also offer an opportunity to participate on our competition teams. Ages 6 to 12 $10.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47805

Ongoing

Mon

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fall 2013

Sep 28

Sat

11:00am to 1:00pm

Cultural Arts Afro Russe Everybody DANCE This program is designed to inspire, build strong character and give students an all around cultural and dance experience by fusing African, Ballet and Contemporary Dance. For more information, contact Elsie Mufuka at 843-441-8803, www. dancemufukaworks.com, or mufukaworks@ gmail.com. Ages 8 to 11 $1.00/$6.00/$18.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47332

Ongoing

Sat

9:00am to 10:00am

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15. Boys and girls compete separately against their peers. Ages 6 to 15 FREE

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center #48041

Sep 20

Sat

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Serve It Up Tennis Class No experience necessary! Students receive 8 weeks of tennis instruction, match play and weekly homework. All equipment is provided. For more information or to register, please logon to serveituptennisacademy.com. Ages 5 to 10 $65.00

Berewick Recreation Center #48562 Sep 8-Oct 13 Sun

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Skills And Drills Basketball Clinic Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Take your talents to Methodist Home Recreation Center for our Skills and Drills Basketball Clinics. For more information, contact Benjamin.Dusek@ Mecklenburgcountync.gov. Ages 7 to 10 $5.00 #47424 Ongoing Mon & Wed 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47875

6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Get a jump-start on the upcoming youth basketball season by learning the basic fundamentals of the game of such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defense skills. Ages 5 to 12 $5.00

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Art Adventures Build the fundamentals of art awareness and learn the ‘language’ of art. Explore drawing, painting, collage and construction, designed around themes to develop your imagination and observation skills. Art Adventures meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and preregistration is required. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 5 to 10 $4.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47290 #47291 #47292 #47293 #47294 #47295

Sep 3 Sep 17 Oct 1 Oct 15 Nov 5 Nov 19

Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue

2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm

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Elementary Programs & Activities Ballet Dance

KidzArt

YCOA Hip Hop Dance

Come mesmerize yourself and get fit through the art of dance! For more information, contact TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6472. Ages 4 to 12 FREE

An international drawing-based program where through guided instruction, children learn to ‘see’ like artists and draw what they see. For more information, contact www. kidzartcharlotte.com or 704-843-5439. Ages 6 to 12 $264.00

This class is designed to promote coordination, confidence, artistic expression and physical fitness through the development of rhythmical awareness and dance education. For more information, contact Young Champions of America at 1-888-655-9404 or 919-535-8304. Ages 4 to 14 $7.00

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47921

Ongoing

Tue

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Berewick Dance Academy Elementary Children will be exposed to various dance forms through this program. Ages 5 to 6 $40.00

Berewick Recreation Center #48565

Ongoing

Thu

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Broadway Mini Actors Learn the basics of acting through activities, arts and crafts and games. Children will perform a play on the last day for friends and family. For more information contact BerewickRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 6 to 11 $45.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47388 Sep 4-Nov 20 Wed

2:45pm to 4:45pm

Hickory Grove Recreation Center

Mufuka Works African Drumming

#48011

Come enjoy an African drumming where students will be provided with the drum techniques from the Ashiko (West African Drum) as a vehicle to tell human life stories in drum education and performance. Ages 6 to 11 $1.00/$6.00/$18.00

#47630

Albemarle Road Recreation Center

Kids learn healthy lifestyle choices in a classroom setting as well as play gym games. For more information contact Andrea Cummings at 704-432-6472 or Andrea. Cummings@mecklenburgcountync.gov. Ages 5 to 17 $2.00/$1.00

#47891

Ongoing

Fri

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Mallard Creek Recreation Center Ongoing

Tue

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47389

Ongoing

Mon

5:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn the basics of praise dance and participate in a recital at the end of this fun program. Separate classes for children, adults and seniors are offered at the recreation center. For more information, contact TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6472. All Ages FREE

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47924

Ongoing

Thu

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wed

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Homeschool P.E.

Ongoing

Tue

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Homeschool: Physical Education

Elon Recreation Center

Mufuka Works Ballet

#48312

Come join Mufuka Works Ballet, where students focus on correct body alignment and ballet technique as a vehicle to tell human life stories in dance education and performance. Ages 6 to 11 $1.00/$6.00/$18.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47897

Dance: Praise Dance

Ongoing

Students will be exposed to a variety of physical fitness activities as they develop motor skills and learn the basic lead up skills to different sports such as baseball, tennis and basketball. You must preregister for this course. Ages 7 to 12 $2.00

Cheer: Young Champions

#47633

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Fitness and Wellness

#47569

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Students learn arm motions, hand, leg and feet formations and voice projection. Cheers, chants and dance movements are taught with flair and enthusiasm by our experienced instructors. Returning students learn advanced techniques. Students are prepared for school team tryouts looking sharp and jazzy! For more information, contact Young Champions at 1-877-313-6893. Ages 4 to 18 $7.00/$8.00

Wed

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center

Berewick Recreation Center #48564 Sep 24-Nov 19 Tue

Ongoing

Mallard Creek Recreation Center

Ongoing

Fri

6:15pm to 7:15pm

Sky Hy Step Team March, dance, drum and compete in step shows, contests and community events with the beat of learning discipline, self esteem and having fun. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 9 to 11 $55.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48608

Ongoing

Mon

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ongoing

Tue 11:30am to 1:00pm

Karate Kidz2 Learn discipline, karate techniques and form from a certified karate instructor. For more information, contact Johnny Wilson at 704-605-4628. Ages 7 to 17 FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48191

Ongoing

Tue

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Home School P.E. - K-5th Grades This program gives children the opportunity to participate in a traditional P.E. class while meeting new friends. For more information, contact MallardCreekRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-548-8234.

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47661

Ongoing

Mon 11:00am to 11:50am

Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers are listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Elementary Programs & Activities Not So Spooky Halloween Fun

Out of School PLAY Days II

Join us as we have fun playing different Halloween themed games, crafts and more. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 5 to 10 $4.00

(Positive Leisure Activities for Youth) offers a variety of activities on CMS Out of School days to keep participants moving and engaged. Activities may include games, social time, fitness and some field trips and are offered at multiple recreation centers on various schedules. Ages 5 to 12 $10.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47356

Oct 29

Tue

2:45pm to 4:30pm

Veterans Day Celebration Let’s celebrate our military veterans through arts and crafts and storytelling. Join us as we honor a few of our local veterans. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 7 to 12 $2.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48614

Martial Arts: Young Champions Students are invited to learn martial arts and self-defense. For more information, contact Young Champions at 1-877-313-6893. Ages 5 to 11 $8.00/$7.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47276

Ongoing

Tue

5:30pm to 8:45pm

Colonel Francis Beatty Park #47398

Ongoing

Tue

5:15pm to 8:30pm

Nov 11

Mon 10:00am to 12:00pm

School Day Out (CMS) Basketball & Beyond Clinics Boys and girls will participate in basic fundamentals and individual basketball drills as they look to improve their overall skills. For more information, contact the recreation center listed. Ages 8 to 13 $15.00/$10.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center

#47636

#47797 #47798

Ongoing

Thu

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48024

Ongoing

Mon

Nov 1 Nov 11

Fri Mon

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47965 #47966 #47967

Nov 1 Nov 11 Nov 27

Fri Mon Wed

8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #48241 #48242 #48243

Nov 1 Nov 11 Nov 27

Fri Mon Wed

8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm

Play the Day Away Schools out and all we want to do is play. We will enjoy arts and crafts, games, adventures and more. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 5 to 10 $25.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #48869

Nov 1

Fri

9:00am to 4:00pm

9:00am to 5:00pm 9:00am to 5:00pm

5:00pm to 8:30pm

Tennis FUNdamentals Youth will learn the basic fundamentals of tennis with emphasis on rules of the game, court placement and conditioning. For more information, contact WallacePruittRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6775. Ages 6 to 12 FREE

1,107 Acres with 56-site campground, an indoor nature center, hiking trails, playgrounds, great wildlife viewing opportunities and more... visit us today!

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #48223

Ongoing

Wed

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Holiday Activities Halloween Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt is a fun way to encourage youths to participate in games and craft activities for Halloween. Ages 5 to 12 $2.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48420

Oct 31

Thu

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47754 #47755 #47756

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Fri Mon Wed

7:30am to 5:30pm 7:30am to 5:30pm 7:30am to 5:30pm

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Elementary Programs & Activities Social Activities Excel Mentoring for Boys Males will participate in a weekly mentoring session that will include social, educational and outdoor activities. Ages 6 to 12 FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47861

Ongoing

Mon

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Using teamwork and engineering skills, participants will design a template for their forts and build them together with materials gathered from around the facility. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 5 to 10 $4.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center Sep 9 Sep 23 Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 25

Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm

Games Galore An opportunity to play cards, board games, video games and make new friends. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1533. Ages 7 to 14 FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48215

Ongoing Tue-Thu 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47735 #47741 #47745

Sep 12 Oct 10 Nov 7

Sizzling Sports Afternoons!

Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential and relate to others with increasing understanding, skill and respect. It develops values to guide actions and provide the foundation for sound decision making, as well as contributes to the improvement of society using their abilities, leadership skills and cooperation with others. Ages 5 to 9 FREE

Participants will have fun learning the basics of a different sport each week. Soccer, football, basketball and nontraditional sports will be explored. This program meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month and preregistration is required. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 5 to 10 $4.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center

Fort Building

#47307 #47308 #47309 #47310 #47311

Girl Scouts

Thu Thu Thu

4:00pm to 6:00pm 4:00pm to 6:00pm 4:00pm to 6:00pm

#48416 #48417 #48418

Sep 7 Sep 21 Oct 26

Sat Sat Sat

2:30pm to 4:00pm 2:30pm to 4:00pm 2:30pm to 4:00pm

#47357

Ongoing

Tue

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Tom Sykes Recreation Center

Interactive Gaming Sharpen your skills through playing the latest interactive video games. Interactive Gaming meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month and requires preregistration. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 5 to 10 $4.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47312 #47313 #47314 #47315 #47316 #47317

Sep 5 Sep 19 Oct 3 Oct 17 Nov 7 Nov 21

Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm

Lego Engineering Learn through play while we work together to building cool projects. Ages 5 to 10 $4.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47296 #47297 #47298 #47299 #47300 #47301 #47302 #47303 #47304 #47305 #47306

Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Nov 12 Nov 26 Sep 16 Oct 7 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18

Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47318 #47319 #47320 #47321 #47322

Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 24 Nov 14

Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm 2:45pm to 4:30pm

Virtuous Diamonds in the Rough This program is designed to encourage sisterhood, spiritualism, self-esteem and education among girls and young women within the community. Make new friends and talk about what’s going on. Learn to embrace similarities and differences within us all through interactive games and activities. Ages 6 to 11 FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #48077 #48078 #48079 #48080 #48081 #48082

Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 23

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Youth Fun Time Supervised activities include group games, competitions, snacks, arts and crafts, guest speakers and more. For more information, contact IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4580. Ages 6 to 12 FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #48096 #48097 #48098

Sep 24 Oct 22 Nov 19

Tue Tue Tue

4:30pm to 6:00pm 4:30pm to 6:00pm 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Lego Fun Time Learn through play while we work together to building cool projects. Using LEGO blocks and other building materials, participants will use their imaginations to create while socializing with others. For more information, contact Derichard.Mccoy@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4811. Ages 3 to 6 $2.00

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Teen Programs & Activities Athletics Basketball: Above The Rim Participants will focus on growth and development such as ball handling drills, conditioning, shooting techniques, defense/ offense drills and more. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 14 to 18 $10.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48593 Sep 2-Oct 4 Mon & Fri 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Basketball: 101 Fundamentals and Skill Development Learn one on one, with skill development and individual position based fundamentals. This is intense training for players who want to take their game to the next level. Ages 6 to 12 $5.00

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center #48036 #48037 #48038 #48039 #48040

Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23

Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed

6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Basketball: Kings of the Court Designed to give teens an opportunity to enjoy basketball in a relaxed environment. If you enjoy playing the game, this program is for you! For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. All Ages FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48204 Ongoing Tue,Thu,Fri 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Basketball Skills & Drills Participants will be working on all facets of basketball skill training including passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, agility, strength and conditioning, as well as the development of team concepts. Ages 12 to 14 $10.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48595 Sep 2-Oct 4 Mon & Fri 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Open gym time for youth under 18 to play basketball. Ages 17 and Under FREE

Mallard Creek Recreation Center Mon-Fri 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Afro Russe Everybody Dance Program is designed to inspire, build strong character and give students an all around cultural and dance experience by fusing African, Ballet and Contemporary Dance. For more information, contact Elsie Mufuka at 843-441-8803 or mufukaworks@gmail.com. Ages 15 and older $1.00/$6.00/$18.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47341 Ongoing

Sat 11:15am to 12:15pm

Writers Block Youth are encouraged to voice themselves through creative writing, poetry and song. They also learn to recognize internal and external obstacles and how to deal with them in a positive manner. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 15 to 18 $5.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48618 Ongoing

Thu

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Music Piano Lessons Piano lessons available for all ages and skill levels by appointment. For more information, contact Amouel Brackett at amouel@aol.com or 704-965-1235. Ages 5 and older $18.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47363 By Appointment

Sky Hy Step and Drill Team March, dance, drum and compete in step shows, contests and community events with the beat of learning discipline, self-esteem and having fun. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 15 to 18 $55.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48606 Ongoing Mon & Wed 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Educational Programs

Fall 2013

This program is designed to provide information relevant to the important life transitions that our teens will face, either now or in the near future. This program is committed to stimulating teenager’s participation through team building activities, out of school day trips and hands-on training to help teens become self-sufficient, responsible with their time and money, prepare resumes, research careers and make positive life choices. Ages 13 to 17 $5.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center Wed

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Fitness and Wellness Home School P.E. This program gives the participant the opportunity to participate in a traditional P.E. class while meeting new friends. Ages 11 to 18 $50.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47660 Sep 9-Dec 16

Mon 10:00am to 10:50am

iFit Foundation Teens will challenge themselves to build a solid fitness foundation by performing exercises to improve strength, endurance, balance, flexibility and overall fitness. Ages 14 to 18 FREE

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47758 Ongoing

Thu

3:00pm to 3:45pm

Martial Arts Young Champions Students are invited to learn martial arts and self-defense through this 16 week session with Young Champions. For more information, contact Young Champions at 1-877-313-6893. Ages 15 to 18 $8.00/$7.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47279 Ongoing

Tue

5:30pm to 8:45pm

Basketball & Beyond Basketball skills, games and contests. Learn sportsmanship both on and off the court. Ages 9 to 14 FREE

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48592 Sep 3-Sep 26 Tue & Thu 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Boxing: Train Like A Champ

Program contributes to leadership development, education, career development and healthy living/personal development. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 13 to 18 FREE

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #48615 Ongoing

Young Achievers

#47853 Ongoing

Teens Together

Youth Open Gym

#47710 Ongoing

Cultural Arts

Mon

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn authentic boxing based on techniques to improve fitness, use speed bags and equipment and more. No sparring. For more information, contact Alvin.Simpson@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4963. Ages 8 to 17 $15.00

Revolution Park Sports Academy #47947 Sep 2-Sep 30 Mon & Wed 6:00pm to 7:00pm #47948 Oct 2-Oct 30 Mon & Wed 6:00pm to 7:00pm #47949 Nov 4-Nov 27 Mon & Wed 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Hip-Hop Dance

Game Night

Do you love to dance? Come learn the latest dance moves and meet new people. For more information, contact TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6472. Ages 3 to 16 FREE

Show us your game skills. We will have board games, gaming systems and ping pong. Ages 13 to 17 FREE

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47581 Ongoing

Tue

College Tours Students will get a chance to explore local colleges and universities. We will take guided tours and interact with the staff and students at each college. Participants will need to bring money for lunch on campus for each trip. Ages 12 to 17 $5.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center Nov 1

Ages 14 to 18

Fri

9:00am to 5:00pm

$5.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47353

Nov 1

Fri

8:00am to 5:00pm

Teens will have the whole center to themselves. Activities include different sports, video games, board games, computers and much more. Ages 15 to 17 FREE

Hickory Grove Recreation Center Nov 1

Fri

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Laser Quest Laser Quest is a fast paced game, which includes a high tech combination of tag and hide and seek in a fun and safe environment. Fee includes 2 games. Preregistration is required due to limited space. Ages 6 to 12 $20.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47989

Nov 11

Mon

9:00am to 5:00pm

Social Activities D.I.V.A.S. Step Team This female mentoring and step team will participate in fun trips and educational activities. For more information, contact TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6472. Ages 9 to 15 FREE

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47906 Ongoing

Wed

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Test your skills on the latest video games. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4580. Ages 12 to 17 FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47700 #47706 #47707

Sep 9 Oct 7 Nov 4

Mon Mon Mon

4:00pm to 7:00pm 4:00pm to 7:00pm 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Teens In Action Recreate, take field trips, do community service and discuss college and technical schools. Ages 12 to 16 FREE

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#48068 #48069 #48070 #48071 #48072 #48073

Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 23

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm

Virtuous Diamonds in the Rough This program is designed to encourage sisterhood, self-esteem and education among girls and young women within the community. Make new friends and talk about what’s going on. Learn to embrace similarities and differences through interactive games and activities. Ages 12 to 14 FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #48083 #48084 #48085 #48086 #48087 #48088

Sep 14 Sep 28 Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 23

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teen Activity Night Join us for different activities the second Friday of each month. Teens will be able to interact with other teens through recreational games. Preregistration required. Ages 12 to 14 $2.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48413

Oct 17

Thu

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #48120 Ongoing Mon & Thu 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Interactive Gaming II

Gaming Tournament

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

Hang Time

#48421

Sep 5 Oct 17 Nov 7

6:00pm to 7:00pm

School Day Out (CMS)

#47991

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47751 #47752 #47753

Nothing to do at home? Join the teen club and plan fun activities with your friends. Each month we will plan and complete a community project. Ages 12 to 17 FREE

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Sharpen your skills through interactive video games, including the latest games. Ages 11 to 14 FREE

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48435 #48436 #48438

Sep 26 Oct 17 Nov 21

Thu Thu Thu

6:00pm to 7:30pm 6:00pm to 7:30pm 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Teen Night Come out for a night of games, competitions, snacks, arts and crafts, guest speakers and more. Ages 13 to 17 $2.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47879 #47880 #47881

Sep 13 Oct 11 Nov 15

Fri Fri Fri

5:30pm to 7:30pm 5:30pm to 7:30pm 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Skate Park Programs Group Skate Lessons @ Grayson SkatePark Group sessions are designed to introduce participants to the basics of skateboarding. Topics covered will include safety, foot position and making transitions to the overall building of confidence. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 15 to 18 $55.00

Grayson SkatePark #48640 Sep 7-Sep 28 #48641 Oct 5-Oct 26 #48642 Nov 2-Nov 30

Sat 9:00am to 10:00am Sat 9:00am to 10:00am Sat 9:00am to 10:00am

Private Skate Lessons @ Grayson SkatePark Participants will receive personal instructions accommodating no more than 4 participants at a time. To schedule an appointment please contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 6 to 11 $25.00

Grayson SkatePark #48629 Ongoing Mon & Wed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Adult Programs & Activities Basketball Coach Clinic

4-H 4-H Health & Fitness-Adult The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a 9 week program that offers practical nutrition information, food preparation, food resource management and food safety education. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-567-1941. Ages 18 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47859 Sep 6-Oct 18 #47860 Oct 25-Dec 6

Fri 11:00am to 12:30pm Fri 11:00am to 12:30pm

Athletics

This basketball clinic is made for basketball coaches looking to develop and learn different strategies and techniques. We will also teach coaches how to conduct practices and what drills to use to develop their players. Ages 18 and up FREE

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48414

Oct 24

Thu

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lunch Time Basketball Escape from work during lunch to relax and play a little hoops. Ages 18 and up $2.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47811

Ongoing Mon-Fri 11:15am to 2:45pm

Who Still Got Game Men ages 18 and over will participate in a non-traditional league that will encourage exercise and competition. Awards will be given to the men with the best attendance. Ages 18 and up $2.00

Winget School Recreation Site #48643 Sep 14-Oct 19 Sat 10:30am to 12:30pm #48643 Sep 14-Oct 19 Sat 10:30am to 12:30pm

Cultural Arts

Beading Basics If you love to bead, you would agree that there are many fascinating beads and beading techniques available for you to use your creative skills to whip up a masterpiece of your own. Join us as we put our minds together to come up with some creative beading techniques. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Adult Volleyball Participants will learn the basic fundamentals and current techniques of volleyball, as well as more advanced strategies to become a more successful, confident and strong player. Ages 18 and up $2.00/$1.00

Marion Diehl Recreation Center #48870

Ongoing

Mon

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Volleyball: 2013 Winter Co-Rec B (Recreation) League For more information, contact Aaron Cheeks at 704-336-7639 or Aaron.Cheeks@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. All Ages $225.00

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #45196 Feb 11-Apr 15 Mon

6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Sep 5

Thu

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Jewelry Making Class Whether you’re new to making jewelry or an experienced jeweler, taking classes can be a great way to learn new jewelry making techniques. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48423

Nov 5

Tue

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Educational Programs Computer Classes Classes will cover basic computer introduction to Microsoft Work, using the application tool bar menu, opening, editing and saving a file, inserting a file, using the Internet, setting up an e-mail account, managing an e-mail account and attaching and sending files through e-mail. For more information, contact IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4934. Ages 18 and up FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47761 #47762 #47763

Sep 14 Oct 12 Nov 9

Sat Sat Sat

2:00pm to 4:00pm 2:00pm to 4:00pm 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fitness & Wellness 1Body2Build Boot Camp Come join 1Body2Build Boot Camp where each muscle group of the body will be targeted, while strengthening the heart, endurance, stability and burning calories. For more information, contact Lisa Dalton at 704412-2051 or e-mail 1body2build@gmail.com. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47827

Ongoing

Sat

9:30am to 10:15am

1Body2Build Strength Training Come join 1Body2Build Strength Training where each muscle group of the body will be targeted, after which participants will lose fat and gain a leaner body physique. For more information, contact Lisa Dalton at 704-4122051 or e-mail 1body2build@gmail.com. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47814

Ongoing

Tue

6:30pm to 7:15pm

Action with Jackson Exercise beginners will learn how to use multiple forms of resistance training such as functional movement and free weights in order to achieve their fitness goals. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1431. Ages 17 and up $5.00

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48152

Ongoing

Wed

7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Adult Programs & Activities Aerobics: Cardio Step

Beach Body Fit

Express Workout

Get moving in this low-impact class where you will learn basic step moves while getting your heart rate up! For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1533. Ages 15 and up $3.00

Come enjoy Beach Body, a program that is designed to target every muscle group of the body through a mixture of cardio based, martial arts and cross fit classes. Space is limited; registration is required. For more information, contact Julienne Perez at 702-508-1506. Ages 18 and up FREE

Busy schedules can keep you from working out, so join us for a vigorous 30 minute workout that will fit your schedule. Get ready to work hard using only your body and a set of dumbbells doing cardio and strength training. Ages 16 and up FREE/$5.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center

#48110 Ongoing Mon, Wed & Fri 8:00am to 9:00am

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48170

Ongoing

Mon

6:00pm to 7:00pm

#48491 Ongoing

Aerobics: DanceOut! DanceOut! is a dance-inspired fitness class that feels more like a party than a workout. Jam to hot tunes from many different music styles, including Hip Hop, Latin, Pop Swing, Oldies, Reggae and more. The moves are simple and repetitive so everyone can do it, plus you will move your entire body and have fun while doing it. For more information, contact Angie@queencitydancingqueen.com or 704-526-8845 or visit QueenCityDanceOut. com. Ages 18 and up $10.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47323

Ongoing

Fri

5:45pm to 7:00pm

Wed

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

Zumba Let’s Zumba! This Latin-dance inspired fitness class uses international rhythms and dance moves for an invigorating and exciting workout! All fitness levels welcome. For more information, contact info@ queencitydanceout.com at 704-999-4071 or www.QueenCityDanceOut.com. Ages 16 and up $10.00

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #48122 Ongoing

Dance Impact Come relieve some stress and jam to the beat while throwing some punches, blocks and kicks. Dance Impact is an exhilarating fusion of dance and martial arts, set to tone the entire body. For more information, contact info@queencitydanceout.com at 704-9994071 or www.QueenCityDanceOut.com. Ages 18 and up $7.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48008 Ongoing

Sat

10:00am to 11:00am

Hickory Grove Recreation Center

Mon

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fitness Dance Class Come learn the latest dance moves while you exercise!! For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1533. All Ages $3.00/$10.00

#48007 Ongoing

Wed

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Marion Diehl Recreation Center #48875 Ongoing

Tue

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Intramurals for Teachers If you are a teacher and want to stay active to maintain a healthy lifestyle, playing intramural sports like basketball, volleyball, flag football, softball or kickball is a good option. By playing intramural sports, you get great exercise in addition to the possibility of meeting new people. For more information, contact Alvis.James@MecklenburgCountyNC. gov at 704-432-4811. Ages 18 and up FREE

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48422 Sep 4-Sep 25 Wed 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48183 Ongoing

Anusara Yoga Anusara Yoga, a life-affirming yoga weaving an uplifting philosophy with alignment principles, is being offered in fun-filled classes at Lake Point Hall in Colonel Francis Beatty Park. For more information or to sign up contact Linda Oelschlaeger at 704-843-9699 or visit www.yoga.9k.com. Ages 18 and up $10.00

Colonel Francis Beatty Park #47401 Ongoing Mon, Tue 9:15am to 11:15am #47402 Ongoing Mon 6:00pm to 8:15pm

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Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Adult Programs & Activities Revolution Park Sports Academy Boxing Fitness Train like a boxer, reduce stress and gain strength and toning along with fundamentals of boxing that focus on physical fitness. For more information, contact Revolution Park Sports Academy at 704-432-4963. Ages 18 to 99 $40.00

Revolution Park Sports Academy #47953 Ongoing Mon, Wed & Fri 8:30am to 10:00am

Social Activities Watch This Book Club Discuss the latest or most interesting books and watch the movie it is based on. Compare how the author’s work is interpreted onto the silver screen. You do not need to be an avid reader to join. For more information, contact IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4580. Ages 18 and up FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47980 #47981 #47982

Jazzercise An effective, total body conditioning program that will help you feel great, look terrific and bring new energy to your life. Jazzercise combines the art of jazz dance with the beat of today’s hottest music. For more information, contact MallardCreekRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or 704-548-8234. Ages 18 to 99 $36.00

N’Shape with ‘N Funky Fit is dance based aerobics that puts emphasis on fun. You will also receive fitness and nutrition tips. For more information, contact Nettie Reeves at 704-334-4848 or visit nshapewithn.com. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47930 Ongoing

Thu

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #48233 Ongoing #48234 Ongoing

Tue 6:00pm to 7:00pm Sat 10:30am to 11:30am

Thu Thu Thu

6:30pm to 8:00pm 6:30pm to 8:00pm 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Scrapbooking at Mallard Creek Class meets monthly on the third Saturday of each month and is themed based on the previous month’s holiday or season. Class prices may vary depending on the layout and supplies for that specific month. For more information, contact Erica.Espinoza@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-548-8234. Ages 18 and up $12.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47642 Ongoing Mon-Thu 6:00pm to 7:15pm #47643 Ongoing Sat 8:00am to 9:30am

Sep 5 Oct 3 Nov 7

Zumba Fitness at Mallard Creek Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you’re getting fit and your energy levels are soaring. There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Every class feels like a party. Come try it and you’ll see you don’t even have to know how to dance. For more information, contact MallardCreekRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or 704-548-8234. Ages 18 and up $4.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47748 Ongoing

Wed

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47802 #47803 #47804

Sep 21 Oct 26 Nov 16

Sat Sat Sat

9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fantasy Football New game taking the world by storm, come see what it’s all about. Leagues will be formed to bring out the competitive nature in us all. For more information, contact Jared.Mull@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4580. Ages 18 and up FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47757

Sep 3

Tue

6:00pm to 8:00pm

5:30pm to 6:15pm

Queen City Dancing Megamix The MegaMix will give you both toning and cardio results in our 90 minute calorieblasting, booty bouncing, droppin’ it low class. Each class will incorporate key toning songs that will target your major muscle groups - legs, booty, abs and arms. Plus you will still get your cardio with all of your favorite songs. For more information, contact info@queencitydancing.com, visit www.QueenCityDanceOut.com or call 704-999-4071. Ages 18 and up $10.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47366 Ongoing

Mon

7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Senior Programs & Activities Athletics Basketball: Senior Women’s League Join this women’s league, specifically for those 55 and better, in advance of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Betty Davis at 704-5881264 or Jean Grayson at 704-545-7880. Ages 55 and up $1.00/DAY

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #47326 Ongoing

Mon

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Clogging Ever wanted to learn to clog but didn’t know how to get started? Join one of the many groups in the area that offers this timeless dance style. Ages 18 and up $31.00/YEAR

Tom Sykes Recreation Center Carolina Classic Cloggers #47369 Ongoing Mon Firehouse Cloggers #47329 Ongoing Thu

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Fitness and Wellness A.B.L.E. All Bodies Like Exercise Self-paced chair exercise class for low impact exercise, stretching and conditioning. Ages 55 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #48014 Ongoing Wed & Fri 10:00am to 11:00am

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Crafty Seniors Seniors will take part in unique arts and crafts projects once a month. For more information, contact the recreation center listed. Ages 55 and up $2.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47985 #47986 #47987

Sep 11 Oct 9 Nov 13

Wed 10:30am to 12:00pm Wed 10:30am to 12:00pm Wed 10:30am to 12:00pm

Educational Programs Computers: Senior Computer Class Cheerleaders: Silver Fox Senior Cheerleading is alive and running full speed ahead as they represent CharlotteMecklenburg Senior Games throughout North Carolina. For more information, contact WallacePruittRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6775. Ages 55 and up FREE

Learn to use a computer, access the Internet and connect to family and friends through e-mail in a low-pressure environment. Class offerings include Computer Fundamentals, Intermediate Computer Skills, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Office, E-Mail and Computer Security. Ages 55 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center

Savvy Senior Computer Class #47849 Ongoing Wed

#48219 Ongoing

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center

Fri

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Cultural Arts Arts: Oil Painting This program is a self-paced oil painting social activity for all levels. New painters are welcome. Participants will need to bring their own supplies. For more information, contact AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-567-1941. Ages 50 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47846 Ongoing

Thu 10:00am to 11:00am

11:30am to 1:00pm

Computers: Beginner Senior Computer Class #47770 Sep 10–Oct 29 Tue 10:00am to 11:00am Computers: Intermediate Senior Computer Class #47778 Sep 10–Oct 29 Tue 11:00am to 12:00pm Computers: Advanced Senior Computer Class #47786 Sep 10–Oct 29 Tue 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Active Adult Yoga The class will help to increase strength, flexibility and balance while relieving soreness, stiffness and reducing stress. Participants must easily be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted. For more information, contact Ann Mason at 704-542-8952. Ages 55 and up FREE

Elon Recreation Center Training: Active Adult Yoga #48296 Ongoing Tue & Fri 10:00am to 11:30am

Aerobics: N’Chair Aerobics Take your seat for N’Chair Aerobics. These exercises can increase your strength, balance and vitality all while sitting down. For more information, contact WallacePruittRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6775. Ages 55 and up FREE

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center #48100 Ongoing Mon/Wed/Thu 10:30am to 11:30am

Stretch and Tone This program includes various stretching techniques to help keep your body in tiptop shape. For more information, contact BetteRaeThomasRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-3048. Ages 55 and up FREE

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #48121 Sep 2-Sep 30 Mon 11:00am to 11:30am

Register 1 of 3 Ways: Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select an option: 1. CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. 2. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program. 3. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 31, 36 and 42. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Senior Programs & Activities Beach Body Fit

Senior Walking Club

Bingo: Senior Bingo

Come enjoy Beach Body, a program that is designed to target every muscle group of the body through a mixture of cardio based, martial arts and cross fit classes. Space is limited; registration is required. For more information, contact Julienne Perez at 702-508-1506. Ages 55 and up FREE

Build your endurance and increase cardio while socializing with peers. Join us as we walk the Arbor Glen greenway or in the Arbor Glen Gymnasium. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 55 and up FREE

Come play one of America’s favorite games. Fun, friendship and bingo. Ages 55 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center

Arbor Glen Outreach Center

#48471 Ongoing

#48442

#48412

Mon

10:00am to 11:00am

Inspirational Walking Walk around the gym while listening to gospel music. For more information, contact TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-6472. Ages 55 and up FREE

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #47927 Ongoing Mon & Tue 9:00am to 11:00am

Light & Lively Designed to maintain cardiovascular fitness and improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and activities of daily life. For more information, contact MallardCreekRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-548-8234. Ages 55 and up $2.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47590 Ongoing Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am to 9:45am

Power Walking Participants will enjoy intense power walking while socializing, toning and strengthening your body. For more information, contact AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-567-1941. Ages 55 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47840 Ongoing Tue & Thu 10:00am to 11:00am

Rhythm & Grooves Got a passion for line and cultural dancing? Come out and move your feet and dance to the beat. Ages 55 and up FREE

West Charlotte Recreation Center #48466 Ongoing

Fri

11:00am to 11:30am

Senior Nature Explorers This is a 6-session program where we will take a van and explore a different trail or greenway every session. We will get some great exercise and fellowship along the way! For more information, contact IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4580. Ages 55 and up $10.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #48437 Sep 13-Nov 22 Fri 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47843 #47844 #47845

Sep 16 Oct 21 Nov 18

Mon Mon Mon

11:00am to 12:00pm 11:00am to 12:00pm 11:00am to 12:00pm

Hickory Grove Recreation Center Oct 8

Tue

10:00am to 2:00pm

Senior Fitness Join participants in improving overall health and wellness with chair exercise and stretching. Ages 55 and up FREE

West Charlotte Recreation Center Fitness After 55 #48457 Ongoing Freedom to Move #48460 Ongoing

Wed

11:00am to 11:30am

Fri

10:30am to 11:00am

Holiday Activities District 8 Celebration Members of the District 8 North Carolina Association of Senior Citizens Clubs will meet and engage in fellowship with food, games and dance. Ages 55 and up FREE

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center #48059

Sep 19

Thu

10:00am to 2:00pm

Social Activities Active Adults Playing Cards Participate in various card games ranging from bridge to pinochle. The program will focus on fellowship and socialization of the participants. For more information, contact Carla.Hoover@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 55 and up $5.00 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

Elon Recreation Center Poker #48306 Ongoing

Wed

10:00am to 1:00pm

Bingo and Beyond

Arbor Glen Outreach Center Sep 3 Oct 7

Mon Mon

Senior Citizens enjoy an afternoon of Bid Whist. Learn the basic fundamentals of the game from experienced bid whist players and engage in all the social activities associated with playing the game. Ages 50 and up FREE

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center #48116 Ongoing Mon-Fri

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #48411 Sep 3-Sep 24 Tue

10:00am to 1:00pm

Club: District 8 Senior Rockers Club provides seniors with leadership, leisure and social activities. For more information, contact IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4580. Ages 55 and up FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #48268 #48269 #48270

Sep 20 Oct 18 Nov 15

Fri Fri Fri

10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm

Leisure and Learn

Enjoy a morning of fun and fellowship with other seniors. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 55 and up FREE #48179 #48180

Club: Bid Whist

11:00am to 1:00pm 11:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy seminars with dynamic keynote speakers, workshops, lunch and fun while meeting new friends and learning something new. Transportation provided from various locations. For more information, contact MeckSeniors@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-336-8105. Ages 55 and up $8.00

Clanton Park #48257 #48258 #48259

Sep 26 Oct 17 Nov 21

Thu Thu Thu

10:30am to 2:30pm 10:30am to 2:30pm 10:30am to 2:30pm

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Senior Card Club

Bridge

If you love to play Spades, Bid Whist, Bridge, or Pinochle and love to meet new people, join us for an afternoon of competition, prizes, light refreshment and lots of fun. For more information contact us at AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-567-1941. Ages 50 and up $3.00

Seniors will have the opportunity to play cards once a week in a social atmosphere with their peers. Participants will use problem-solving skills, while increasing social interaction with others. For more information, contact Revolution Park Sports Academy at 704-432-4963. Ages 55 and up $1.00

Social interaction for Charlotte area seniors; all are welcome. Come and enjoy yourself in a quiet, yet competitive atmosphere that promotes the card game known as Bridge. Ages 18 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center

Revolution Park Sports Academy

#47852

#48439 Ongoing

Oct 19

Sat

11:00am to 3:00pm

Seniors, enjoy smiling faces and great places as we journey and See Charlotte! Lunch is on your own. For more information, contact the recreation center listed. Ages 55 and up $5.00

Albemarle Road Recreation Center Sep 17 Oct 15 Nov 19

Tue Tue Tue

10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48208 #48209 #48210

Sep 18 Oct 16 Nov 20

Wed Wed Wed

10:00am to 4:00pm 10:00am to 4:00pm 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #47794 #47795 #47796

Sep 18 Oct 16 Nov 20

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

Mon Wed Thu Fri

10:00am to 3:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm 10:00am to 2:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

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Tue

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #47627 #47628 #47629 #47630

Wed Wed Wed

10:00am to 3:00pm 10:00am to 3:00pm 10:00am to 3:00pm

Senior Recreation Club Want to experience some great programs plus make new friends? Join our Senior Club. Meetings include educational programs, mini field trips, bunch and guest speakers. For more information, contact AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-567-1941. Ages 55 and up FREE

Albemarle Road Recreation Center #47856 #47857 #47858

Sep 3 Oct 1 Nov 5

Tue Tue Tue

10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm

#48060 Ongoing

Mon

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Super Senior Advocates Enjoy a morning of fun and fellowship with other seniors. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 60 and up FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48212 #48213 #48214

Sep 4 Oct 2 Nov 6

Wed Wed Wed

10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Participants will have the opportunity to travel to see various events: plays, craft shows, health fairs, concerts and workshops. For more information, contact Cynthia.SmithPerkins@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-336-7655. Ages 55 and up FREE

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center #48052 #48053 #48054 #48055 #48056

Sep 5 Oct 3 Oct 17 Nov 7 Nov 21

Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm 10:00am to 1:00pm

Special Events SeniorFest Seniors will gain valuable information on health, safety and upcoming programs. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1533. Ages 55 and up FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #48211

Oct 4

Fri

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September 24, 2013 Greensboro, NC Barn Dinner Theater: Love Machine the Musical 10:00am to 7:00pm Course code: #48260

Cost: $68.00

Take a trip down Memory Lane in this high-energy revue of classic Motown! Pay tribute to Marvin Gay, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Gladys Knight and The Pips, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and more.

Join us as we travel across the state for exciting day trips! For more information contact MeckSeniors@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-432-4580. Trips are for those ages 55 and older. Trips depart from Mallard Creek Recreation Center (North) and Marion Deihl Recreation Center (South)

Dinner is included.

November 12, 2013 Mt. Airy, NC Andy Griffith Museum

October 24, 2013 Blowing Rock, NC

8:00am to 7:00pm Course code: #48262

North Carolina’s Oldest Tourist Attraction: Blowing Rock 7:30am to 8:00pm Course code: #48261

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Blowing Rock is home to wonderful views including gardens, waterfalls and nature trails. Enjoy the spectacular view while reading the “Legend of Blowing Rock”. Spend some time shopping at the Tanger Outlets before enjoying lunch at the Daniel Boone Inn! Conclude your trip at the Carolina Mist Winery in Lenoir, NC. Lunch will be on your own.

Cost: $44.00

Visit the Andy Griffith Museum in quaint Mt. Airy, NC. The collection features hundreds of items from the life of Andy Griffith in movies, television and music with a variety of memorabilia. Stop at the Historic Wally’s Service Station where Andy visited frequently growing up. Complete your trip with a tour of the round Peak Vineyards also located in Mt. Airy. Lunch will be on your own.

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Senior Nutrition Program

Make A Difference! While these important nutritional services are provided without cost to Meckenburg Seniors 60 and older, voluntary contributions are greatly appreciated. Call 704-336-3144 today to learn more about how you can make a difference!

The Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department and the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Partner to Provide Nutritional Services to Senior Citizens. Congregate Meals are offered at 3 Recreation Centers: Bette Rae Thomas, Mallard Creek and Southview This program provides dine-in meals for Mecklenburg County residents 60 years of age and older who are looking for fun, fellowship and a healthy, delicious hot lunch. Seniors come together Monday - Friday at the recreation centers, as well as at 15 other nutrition sites located throughout Mecklenburg County. This service also offers a variety of educational and recreational activities. Each site is staffed by a full time coordinator who is responsible for all functions of that site. The Park and Recreation Department and the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program are strong advocates of health and wellness for senior citizens. We offer many opportunities to our customers to participate in health promotion activities such as medical screenings,

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wellness education and a variety of exercise programs. SCNP also provides arthritis self-management classes which are taught by registered nurses and physical therapists/ certified exercise trainers. Park and Recreation staff provide support to the programming at the site. Preregistration is required for participation in the meal program. For more information, contact the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Information Line at 704-336-3144. In addition, the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program provides other types of meal services to seniors. Homedelivered meals are provided to those who are unable to leave their homes because of physical or mental impairment. Liquid nutrition supplement is provided to those who are at nutrition risk and their doctors

recommend them to drink supplements to get the nutrition they need. The short-term meal service provides home delivered meals to those who become temporary disabled and homebound after being discharged from a hospital or a long-term care facility. All these services are provided at no cost to Mecklenburg County seniors 60 years of age and above. Voluntary contributions are accepted from customers. To inquire about any of these services, call our meal hotline at 704-336-3144.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons - Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Session Dates: Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Sat Sat 9/09–10/02 10/07–10/30 11/04–11/25 09/07–10/05 10/19–11/23 No class 11/27 Fees: Public $80.00 $80.00 $70.00 $50.00 $50.00 Member $64.00 $64.00 $56.00 $40.00 $40.00

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STARBABIES / STARTOTS Ages 6 mo. to 36 mo. Introductory Level The purpose of this course is to develop a high comfort level in the water in very young children. Fun and water adjustment are emphasized. Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am 6 mo. to 18 mo. (StarBabies) #48683 #48684 Saturday 10:30am to 11:00am 19 mo. to 36 mo. (StarTots) #48690 #48691

Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option:

STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Beginner Level Designed to meet the needs of preschoolers, this course will develop a high comfort level in the water, readiness to swim and will teach basic swimming skills for children who are developmentally ready. Mon & Wed 5:00pm to 5:30pm #48710 #48718 #48726 Mon & Wed 6:00pm to 6:30pm #48711 #48719 #48727 Mon & Wed 6:30pm to 7:00pm #48712 #48720 #48728 Mon & Wed 7:00pm to 7:30pm #48713 #48721 #48729 Saturday 9:00am to 9:30am #48714 #48722 Saturday 9:30am to 10:00am #48715 #48723 Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am #48716 #48724 Saturday 10:30am to 11:00am #48717 #48725 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Intermediate Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more. Mon & Wed 5:30pm to 6:00pm #48692 #48693 #48694 Saturday 11:00am to 11:30am #48695 #48696 STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY Ages 6 to 9 Beginner Level Students work toward the core competencies and progress to basic strokes. Learning is self-paced but challenging. Mon & Wed 5:30pm to 6:15pm #48705 #48706 #48707 Saturday 9:00am to 9:45am #48708 #48709

CLICK on Eparks at www.parkandrec.com and use the course code number. CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers are listed throughout this guide. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY Ages 6 to 9 Intermediate Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breastroke, butterfly and more. Mon & Wed 4:15pm to 5:00pm #48685 #48686 #48687 Saturday 9:45am to 10:30am #48688 #48689 STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - PRIMARY Ages 10 to 13 Beginner Level Students work toward development of the five core competencies and progess to advanced strokes. Learning is self-paced but challenging. Mon & Wed 7:00pm to 7:45pm #48732 #48733 #48734 Saturday 10:30am to 11:15am #48736 #48737 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - PRIMARY Ages 10 to 13 Intermediate/Advanced Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more.. Mon & Wed 6:15pm to 7:00pm #48740 #48741 #48742 STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - TEEN / ADULT Ages 14+ Beginner Level This course is to improve comfort and skill in the water, regardless of past swimming experience. Perfect for adults who desire to learn or improve strokes and water skills for fitness fun. Students work toward five basic core swim competencies. Mon & Wed 6:15pm to 7:00pm #48700 #48701 #48702 Saturday 9:00am to 9:45am #48703 #48704 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - TEEN / ADULT Ages 14+ Intermediate Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breastroke, butterfly and more. Mon & Wed 7:00pm to 7:45pm #48697 #48698 #48699

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Aquatics Water Exercise - Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Session Dates: Fees: Mon, Wed, Fri Tue, Thu

08/26–10/10 $76.00 Public $57.00 Member $56.00 Public $42.00 Member

10/14–11/22

11/25–12/20

No class 11/07, 08, 19

No class 11/27, 28, 29, 12/06

$68.00 Public $51.00 Member $44.00 Public $33.00 Member

$36.00 Public $27.00 Member $28.00 Public $21.00 Member

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HYDROMANIA Moderate-High Intensity SHALLOW WATER All-over body toning and cardiovascular workout. Since each participant works at of Three Ways their own pace, this class is great for the beginner to the most advanced fitness level. Registration is required for most Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30pm to 6:30pm #48787 #48788 #48789 programs whether or not there is a Tue & Thu 6:00pm to 7:00pm #48790 #48791 #48792 fee. Select one option: EASY DOES IT Beginner-Moderate Intensity SHALLOW WATER A low-level, low-impact exercise class. Activities include water walking, aerobic exercise to build CLICK on Eparks at cardiovascular endurance and range-of-motion classes. www.parkandrec.com Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30am to 12:30pm #48784 #48785 #48786 and use the course code number. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Beginner Intensity SHALLOW WATER Gentle stretches and range-of-motion exercises keep tender joints mobile. The buoyancy of the water assists movements, while the resistance strengthens muscles that support joints. A physician’s release is required to participate. Tue & Thu 11:00am to 12:00pm #48781 #48782 #48783 WATER FIT Moderate Intensity SHALLOW WATER All-over body toning. Done at your own pace, this class is great for the beginner to the most advanced fitness level. Tue & Thu 10:00am to 11:00am #49453 #49454 #49455 MCAC STROKE CLINIC Stroke Clinic is a great way to get your child ready for our Winter swim team. Emphasis will be placed on stroke development, physical fitness and fun. Sep 4–Oct 25 Wed & Fri 3:30pm to 4:15pm #48730 4:20pm to 5:05pm #48731

CALL 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed. COME to the location where the program is offered. Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers are listed throughout this guide. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

STARGUARD LIFEGUARD TRAINING - Learn water rescue techniques, team life guarding and CPR with defibulator certifications in this 21-hour course. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Starfish Aquatics Institute Lifeguard license and the possibility to become a member of one of the finest aquatic staff in North Carolina! Includes your books and guard license. Register for one of our courses today and become a responsible, professional and respectful lifeguard! NEW GUARD FEE: $150.00. Aug 13–15 Tue / Wed / Thu 9am–5pm #49587 Sept 13–15 Fri 5pm–9pm Sat / Sun 9am–5pm #48756 Oct 18-20 Fri 5pm–9pm Sat / Sun 9am–5pm #48757 Dec 20-22 Fri 5pm–9pm Sat / Sun 9am–5pm #48758

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Aquatics Swim Lessons - Ray’s Splash Planet Session Dates: Tue & Thu Tue & Thu Sat Sat 09/03–09/26 10/29–11/21 09/07–09/28 11/02–11/23 Fees: Public $80.00 $80.00 $40.00 $40.00 Member $64.00 $64.00 $32.00 $32.00

STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Beginner Level Designed to meet the needs of preschoolers, this course will develop high comfort level in the water, readiness to swim and for those children who are developmentally ready, teach beginning swimming skills. Tue & Thu 5:30pm to 6:00pm #49563 #49573 #49564 #49574 Sat 9:15am to 9:45am STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY Ages 6 to 9 Beginner Level Students work toward development of the five core competencies and progess to basic strokes. Learning is self-paced but challenging. Tue & Thu 6:00pm to 6:45pm #49525 #49561 #49526 #49562 Sat 9:45am to 10:30am STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - PRIMARY Ages 10 to 13 Beginner Level Students work toward development of the five core competencies and progess to advanced strokes. Learning is self-paced but challenging. Tue & Thu 6:45pm to 7:30pm #49529 #49575 #49530 #49576 Sat 10:30 am to 11:15am PARENT AND TOT/ MEET AND GREET Sept 9, 23, Oct 15, 29, Nov 4,11 10:00am to 3:00pm Cost $3.00 Dollars for toddlers, 0-5 (Mom/Dad are Free, If Child is under 1, one adult will pay). Additional guests will be charged admission fees, other coupons and/or discounts may not be applied. This will be not be offered on a CMS no school day or when other programs accure. HOME SCHOOL THURSDAY’S Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 4,11, 21 10:00am to 3:00pm Costs $4.00 per child, $2.00 per adult, $3.00 dry ticket HALLOWEEN AT RAY’S SPLASH PLANET Fri Oct 25 (Note: Facility will close at 3:00pm and will reopen for the event at 6:00pm) You don’t want to miss this exciting SPOOKTACULAR event! Something for all ages: games, music, fun and candy, ghosts, etc. Come in your creepiest costume! Haunted pool maybe not be for small childern. WATER FITNESS SENIOR AEROBICS CLUB Ages 55 and up Seniors 55+ can join us for gentle water movement in shallow water with beach entry. This is a free program that is offered year-round. Contact Jody Corum at 704-432-1141 for more information. Mon to Wed 3:30pm to 4:30pm Club does not meet on CMS no school days.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons - Marion Diehl Pool Session Dates:

2 Days a Week Sep 09–27

Fees: Public Member

2 Days a Week Sep 30–Oct 25

2 Days a Week Oct 28–Nov 15

1 Day a Week 1 Day a Week Sep 14–28 Oct 05-26

1 Day a Week Nov 02-16

$60.00 $80.00 $60.00 $30.00 $40.00 $30.00 $48.00 $64.00 $48.00 $24.00 $32.00 $24.00

STARBABIES/ STARTOTS Ages 6 mo. to 36 mo. Introductory Level The purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water with a parent. Fun and water adjustment are emphasized. Sat 10:00am to 10:30am Starbabies 6 mo. to 18 mo. #48913 #48914 #48915 Sat 10:30am to 11:00am Startots 19 mo. to 36 mo. #48922 #48923 #48924 STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Beginner Level Designed to meet the needs of preschoolers, this course will develop high comfort level in the water, readiness to swim and for those children who are developmentally ready, teach beginning swimming skills. Tue & Thu 5:30pm to 6:00pm #45998 #49139 #49147 Mon & Wed 6:15pm to 6:45pm #46016 #49140 #49148 Tue & Thu 6:00pm to 6:30pm #45999 #49141 #49149 Tue & Thu 6:30pm to 7:00pm #48965 #49142 #49150 Mon & Wed 6:45pm to 7:15pm #45997 #49143 #49151 Sat 9:00am to 9:30am #46000 #49144 #49152 Sat 9:30am to 10:00am #46001 #49145 #49153 Sat 10:00am to 10:30am #46002 #49146 #49154 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Intermediate/Advanced Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more. Mon & Wed 5:45pm to 6:15pm #46034 #46035 #46040 Sat 9:30am to 10:00am #46031 #46032

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STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY / PRIMARY Ages 6 to 13 Beginner Level Students work toward development of the five core competancies and progress to basic strokes. Learning is self-paced but challenging. Tue & Thu 4:45pm to 5:30pm #49301 #49302 #49303 Mon & Wed 6:30pm to 7:15pm #45972 #45973 #45974 Sat 10:30am to 11:15am #45969 #45970 #45971 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY / PRIMARY Ages 6 to 13 Intermediate/Advanced Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more! Tue & Thu 5:30pm to 6:15pm #48919 #48920 #48921 Mon & Wed 5:45pm to 6:30pm #49164 #49165 #49166 Tue & Thu 6:15pm to 7:00pm #49167 #49168 #49169 Sat 8:45am to 9:30am #48916 #49156 Sat 11:00am to 11:45am #49158 #49159 Sat 11:15am to 12:00pm #49161 #49162

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STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - ADULT Ages 14+ Beginner Level This course is designed to improve comfort and skill in the water, regardless of past swimming experience. Perfect for adults who desire to learn or improve strokes and water skills for fitness fun. Students work toward development of the five basic core swimming competencies. Mon & Wed 7:15pm to 8:00pm #45957 #45958 #45959 Sat 8:15am to 9:00am #45960 #45961 #45962 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - ADULT Ages 14+ Intermediate Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more. Sat 11:45am to 12:30pm #45948

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Aquatics Water Exercise - Marion Diehl Pool Session Dates:

Session 1 09/09–09/28

Session 2 09/30–10/26

Session 3 10/28–11/16

Fees: Mon, Wed, Fri Adult/Member/Senior $36.00/$27.00/$18.00 $48.00/$36.00/$24.00 $36.00/$27.00/$18.00 Tue & Thu Adult/Member/Senior $24.00/$18.00/$12.00 $32.00/$24.00/$16.00 $24.00/$18.00/$12.00 Sat Adult/Member/Senior $12.00/$9.00/$6.00 $16.00/$12.00/$8.00 $12.00/$9.00/$6.00 HYDROMANIA Moderate-High Intensity SHALLOW WATER All-over body toning and cardiovascular workout. Since each participant works at their own pace, this class is great for the beginner to the most advanced fitness level. Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am to 8:30am #45850 #49082 #49086 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30am to 9:30am #45860 #49083 #49088 Tue & Thu 8:00am to 9:00am #45853 #49084 #49089 Tue & Thu 7:00pm to 8:00pm #45855 #49085 #49090 DEEP WATER FITNESS Moderate-High Intensity DEEP WATER No swimming skills required, float belts are worn. All-over toning and cardiovascular program held in deep water with float belts. A great upper body workout. Sat 10:00am to 11:00am #48994 #49062 #49067 Mon, Wed, Fri 7:15am to 8:15am #48992 #49004 #49068 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:15am to 9:15am #48993 #49060 #49069 Tue & Thu 9:00am to 10:00am #48996 #49063 #49070 Tue & Thu 10:00am to 11:00am #48997 #49064 #49071 Tue & Thu 1:00pm to 2:00pm #49000 #49065 #49072 Tue & Thu 7:00pm to 8:00pm #49002 #49066 #49073 EASY DOES IT Beginner-Moderate Intensity SHALLOW WATER A low-level, low-impact exercise class. Activities include water walking, aerobic exercise to build cardiovascular endurance and range-of-motion exercise. Tue & Thu 10:00am to 11:00am #45873 #49074 #49078 Tue & Thu 1:00pm to 2:00pm #45876 #49075 #49079 Tue & Thu 2:00pm to 3:00pm #45879 #49076 #49080 Tue & Thu 3:00pm to 4:00pm #45881 #49077 #49081 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Beginner Intensity SHALLOW WATER Gentle stretches and range-of-motion exercises keep tender joints mobile. T he buoyancy of the water assists movements, while the resistance strengthens muscles t hat support joints. A physician’s release is required to participate. Tue & Thu 9:15am to 10:00am #45936 #45937 #45938 DEEP WATER RUNNING Moderate Intensity DEEP WATER No swimming skills required, float belts are worn. Class format involves interval running cadence class d esigned to improve endurance, stamina, breathing, muscle toning. Tue & Thu 2:00pm to 3:00pm #45888 #45889 #45890 FALL STROKE CLINIC* 09/11–11/05 $70.00 #48979 Do you want to gain that winning edge and stay in shape? If so, the Marion Diehl Fall Stroke Clinic is the program for you! We work on all of the competitive strokes and kicks. Call 704-432-4333 for more information. Mon, Wed, Fri 4:45pm to 5:45pm MARION DIEHL SWIM TEAM* 0 1/15/14 to Mid March 2014 (End Date tba) $150.00 #48980 Do you want to gain that winning edge and get ready for summer? If so, the Marion Diehl Winter Swim Team is the program for you! We work on all of the competitive strokes and kicks. The cost includes: t-shirt, awards and an end-of-season party. All meets are held on Saturdays. Call 704-432-4333 for more information. Mon, Wed, Fri 4:45pm to 5:45pm *Discount on Stroke Clinic if participant signs up for both Winter Swim Team and Fall Stroke Clinic at the SAME TIME. Total for both $190.00

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Aquatics Starfish Aquatics Swimming The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is proud to implement its Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) “Starfish Swimming” program format at each of the aquatic facilities. SAI offers a nationally recognized swim instruction program for children and adults of all ages and abilities. The different programs offered are StarBabies (6 to 18 months), StarTots (19 to 36 months), Starfish Swim School (3 and up), Starfish Stroke School (once they have surpassed Starfish Swim School) and the Starfish Swim Team (a development program designed to transition students from swim lessons to a competitive swim team program). Each of these programs is benchmark focused and contains five stages that each focus on a specific core competency. The core competencies are the building blocks of swimming. All lead-up skills, activities and benchmarks in each stage focus on the core competency. Each stage has two benchmarks to achieve: a safety skill benchmark and a swim skill benchmark. Please read about the different levels below. StarBabies (formerly Puddle Ducks) Parent or Guardian with child 6 months to 18 months StarTots (formerly Puddle Ducks) Parent or Guardian with child 19 months to 36 months The purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents in water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or survive in the water; it does provide a confidence-building, fun-loving experience. One parent or guardian must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers required, along with plastic pants (recommended) and a lined swim suit. Starfish Swim School Preschool (formerly Sand Dollar and Seal) Ages 3 to 5 Designed to meet the needs of preschoolers, this course develops a high comfort level in the water, a readiness to swim and for children who are developmentally ready, teaches beginning swimming skills. This class teaches swimming through creative, fun activities in the water. Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color level stars in their personal record books for each achievement. Children progress at their own pace in a small group setting. Starfish Swim School Elementary (formerly Otter) Ages 6 to 8, Age 5 can register upon completion of preschool program Starfish Swim School Primary (formerly Otter) Ages 9 to 13 Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to basic strokes. Learning is self-paced but challenging. Starfish Swim School Adult Beginner (formerly Teen/Adult Beginner) Ages 14 and up This course is designed to improve comfort and skill in the water, regardless of past swimming experience. Perfect for adults who desire to learn or improve strokes and water skills for fitness fun. Students work toward development of the five basic core swimming competencies. Starfish Stroke School (formerly Manatee and Marlin) Ages up to 14 that meet skill prerequisites Starfish Stroke School Adult Intermediate (formerly Teen/Adult Intermediate) Ages 14 and up Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more!

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