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Your Complete Source for Mecklenburg Parks, Programs, Greenways and Recreation Summer 2014

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

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In This Issue: • Help Us Celebrate our 40th Anniversary! • Romare Bearden Summer Schedule • World’s Largest Swimming Lesson!

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

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Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Resource and Program Guide Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

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Welcome!

Summer Camps

Dates To Remember................................4 Frequently Called Numbers....................4 Letter from the Director.......................... 5 Park and Rec News............................... 6-7

Preschool................................................ 47 Elementary........................................47-50 Teens.................................................50-52 Family..................................................... 52

Parks, Preserves & Greenways

Therapeutic Recreation

Major Facilities Map................................9 Dog Parks...............................................10 Americans with Disabilities...................10 Charlotte B-Cycle................................... 11 Volunteering.......................................... 11 Partners for Parks/Park Road Park........ 11 Park and Rec 40th Anniversary............. 12 Historic Sites.......................................... 13 Fishing.................................................... 13 Youth Sports Leagues.......................14-15 Adult Athletic Leagues......................... 16 Grayson Skateboarding Park................ 16 Golf Facilities......................................... 17 Disc Golf................................................. 17 Junior and Adult Golf...........................18 Senior Golf.............................................19 Cycling & Race Events...........................19 NC Sailing and Rowing.........................19 Grady Cole Center Events.....................20 Tennis Facilities and Lessons............21-22 NC Cooperative Extension...............23-24 Greenways and Map........................ 25-27

Programs and Events........................53-54

Recreation Centers Rec Centers and School Rec Site Map.....29 Rec Centers and School Rec Site Chart...30

Programs and Events........................55-56

Elementary Programs and Events........................57-58

Teens Programs and Events........................59-60

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

Adults Programs and Events........................64-66

Seniors Programs and Events........................67-68 Senior Nutrition Program.....................69

Aquatics

Nature Centers McDowell Programs and Events.........32-35 Latta Plantation Programs and Events..... 36-48 Reedy Creek Programs and Events.....39-45

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Starfish Aquatics Program.................... 71 Ray’s Splash Planet - Lessons................ 72 Marion Diehl Pool - Lessons................. 73 Marion Deihl Pool - Water Exercise.....74 MC-Aquatics Center - Lessons..........75-76 MC-Aquatics Center - Water Exercise.... 76 World’s Largest Swim Lesson!.............. 77

ON THE COVER: Enjoy Summer in one of our many pools!

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners: George Dunlap (District 3); Bill James (District 6); Dumont Clarke (Vice Chair, District 4); Karen Bentley (District 1); Matthew Ridenhour (District 5); Trevor Fuller (Chair, At- Large); Vilma Leake (District 2). 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. 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. Bill Carroll, Managing Editor BBSA Public Information Department Leo Caplanides, Editor BBSA Public Information Department Copy Editor Terri Stowers Art Direction Spitfire Marketing + Creative, Inc. www.ispitfire.com Copyright ©2014 Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted without written permission.

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Dates to Remember Print out this page to put on your fridge as a reminder of key dates! Veterans and Reservists Golf Classic Charles T. Myers Golf Course June 26

Youth Soccer and Flag Football Registration July 1-31

Hummingbird Festival

August 23

Summer Camps

See Summer Camps 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 summer 2014 issue of the Get Going Guide. This issue features information on the many programs and events happening in June, July and August – many of which are FREE!

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

The Get Going Guide serves Mecklenburg County and is published on a quarterly basis. Our format now 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 more to really showcase what Park and Recreation has to offer. Save this file to your desktop or laptop and refer to it often so you will always be up-to-date on all the ways you and your family can all get going this summer! Sincerely,

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

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Park & Rec News Mecklenburg County’s New Sportsplex at Matthews The Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews is open! Phase I of the complex includes five multi-use, lighted synthetic turf fields now available for use. Upon completion of Phase II, the facility will have 12 multi-use fields capable of holding a variety of events such as soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby. The focus of this facility is to host a wide variety of weekend tournaments as well as weekday practices and league play for local teams and organizations. Events that will be happening in the upcoming months include:

June 6-8:

Charlotte Summer Lacrosse and the Big South Challenge – Stick With Us Lacrosse

June 20-22: State Games – Visit Charlotte For more information on the Sportsplex at Matthews, as well as reservation policies, please visit the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex web site.

First Tee of Charlotte to Host National Drive, Chip, & Putt Competition The First Tee of Charlotte, located at the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park, has been selected as one of the qualifying sites for the National Drive, Chip, & Putt competition. This nationwide event was created in 2013 for kids ages 7-15. Qualifying will be held on June 7, 2014. Winners will compete in the national event at Augusta National during the Masters in April 2015.

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The First Tee of Charlotte and Ratcliffe Golf Services have served as a partner of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation since 2008. The organization teaches children life skills through the game of golf. The First Tee program is based on

nine core values that are taught through the character education program: responsibility, respect, honesty, judgment, courtesy, integrity, confidence, perseverance, and sportsmanship. To learn more visit www.thefirstteecharlotte.org.

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Romare Bearden Park The Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte opened last September, and it has been a huge success! The pristine, 5.4 acre plot serves as the symbolic focus of uptown Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and provides an elegant entryway  to the new BB&T Charlotte Knights Ballpark. Click HERE to learn more.

Music Box Lunch Series

These are small, informal musical presentations featuring local and regional talent, performed from noon to 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays through September. Here is the June schedule: Tue Fri Tue Fri Tue Fri Tue Fri

June 3 June 6 June 10 June 13 June 17 June 20 June 24 June 27

Tom Billotto John Alexander Caution! Blind Driver John Franklin Jeff Brown Dave Haywood Alan Barrington Colby Dobbs

Party in the Park Series This is a series of weekly perfomances featuring new, upcoming talent from the region. The 2014 series will take place Wednesdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Here is the June schedule: Wed June 4 The Extraordinaires Wed June 11 Too Much Sylvia Wed June 18 Flashback, The Party Band

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Bearden Music Series

On the last Saturday of June and July, a different genre of music will be performed with additional programming supporting the music style. Saturday, June 28 3:30pm - 5:00pm 5:30pm - 7:00pm 7:30pm - 9:00pm

SquareRoots Underhill Rose Shenandoah

Bearden Birthday Bash This annual festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend in celebration of Romare Bearden’s birthday. The event will take place Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31, is free to the public and will be full of musical entertainment, dance and art. There will be featured bands on both Friday and Saturday nights with regional talent playing throughout Saturday and Sunday. There will also be at least one dance performance and a juried Art Walk. Family-friendly activities will be scheduled throughout the day.

Freedom Summer Series

The Freedom Summer Series is bringing jazz to Freedom Park each month. On the third Saturdays of June, July and August, regional musicians will showcase their talents while celebrating the culture and performance of jazz in a unique, outdoor setting.

For more information, visit the Romare Bearden Park Web page.

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

Swaney Point K-9 Park in Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Rd., Cornelius, four acres fenced-in. Separate sections for large dogs (more than 20 lbs) and small dogs (less than 20 lbs).

Barkingham Park at Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky

River Rd., four acres inside fence.

Americans with Disabilities

Ray’s Fetching Meadow at McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Rd., one acre, fenced-in.

Davie Dog Park in William R. Davie Park, 4635 Pineville-Matthews Rd., more than five acres with separate sections for large dogs and small dogs. Frazier Dog Park in Frazier Park, 1201 West 4th St. in uptown Charlotte, 1.3 acres inside fence. Sections for large and small dogs. Fenced enclosure is along I-77 near West Trade and Sycamore streets. Shuffletown Dog Park in Shuffletown Park, 9500 Belhaven Blvd. This new dog park is 4.6 acres with sections for large and small dogs.

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

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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Mecklenburg County Park & Rec 40th Anniversay Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Celebrates 40 Years of Recreating All Year July is a BIG month for your Park and Recreation Department! The department will recognize National Park and Recreation Month, celebrate its 40th birthday... and reveal a brand new look and feel to www.parkandrec.com! Help us celebrate by enjoying everything we have to offer: • • • • • • • • • •

Visit a park or nature preserve Take a run or ride your bike on a greenway Participate in a recreation or fitness center program Tee off at one of five Park and Rec golf courses, or try disc golf at one of our 15 courses Cool off at the Aquatic Center, Ray’s Splash Planet, an outdoor pool or splashpad Go camping at McDowell Nature Preserve – don’t forget the s’mores! Hit the lakes and launch your boat at one of our many launches or rent a canoe at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Go mountain biking – we’ve got over 40 miles of trails just for you and your bike Go fishing in any of our lakes or ponds. With over 27 miles of shoreline and numerous fishing piers you will find a favorite spot Visit a Historic Site and learn about Mecklenburg’s past

..... And so much more!

Share your experiences with us! Do you have a favorite Park and Recreation photo or story? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter! Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation facilities and programs bring over $53 million in tourism dollars to the county every year, decrease the public’s medical costs by $81 million every year, save the county over $18 million per year in stormwater cost savings by protecting watersheds, shorelines, and streams, and our park trees remove over 1.5 million TONS of air pollution every year at an estimated cost savings of $3.8 million per year. The benefits of our parks, greenways, and nature preserves are truly endless!

Thanks for helping us make Park and Recreation the natural place to be in Mecklenburg County!

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

Sportsmanship - Creating a positive environment that fosters mutual respect.

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

Winter Season Sports Leagues Youth Basketball 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

Individual Sports Opportunities Youth Cross Country

Fall Season Sports Leagues

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

Youth Flag Football 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 8-31 Practices begin Aug., Season begins in Sept. $45.00 Ages 3 to 5 (Start Smart) $55.00 Ages 5 to 6 $65.00 Ages 7 and up

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 8-31 Practices begin Aug., Season begins in Sept. $45.00 Ages 3 to 5 (Start Smart) $55.00 Ages 5 to 6 $65.00 Ages 7 and up

To register, please visit the website www.crosscountryforyouth.org and select the “Register” tab or email crosscountryforyouth@ gmail.com.

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 Boxing 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.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Wins National Excellence In Youth Sports Award! Congrats to Mecklenburg County for winning the 2013 Excellence in Youth Sports Award! For more than a decade, the Excellence in Youth Sports Awards have recognized programs doing superior jobs of conducting diverse activities with a focus on providing a safe and positive experiences for all participants, including children, parents and coaches. Each year hundreds of youth sports programs across the country and military bases worldwide strive to be an award winner. Developed by the National Alliance for Youth Sports and Athletic Business magazine, the first awards were presented in 2000. Mecklenburg County was proud to accept the award this past November at the 2013 Athletic Business Conference and Expo in San Diego, California.

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Adult Athletic Leagues Have Fun... and Stay In Shape! Adult Volleyball Leagues Divisions: Co-Rec B (Recreation) Mon - Wallace Pruitt Co-Rec BB Doubles Grass (Intermediate- Spring-Summer only) Tue - Nevin Park Co-Rec BB (Intermediate) Wed - Tom Sykes (Dilworth) Co-Rec AA (Fall-Winter only) Tue - Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center Women’s A (Advanced) Thurs – West Charlotte Rec Costs: $225.00 / TEAM For more information contact Aaron. Cheeks@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Adult Basketball Leagues Divisions: Men’s A - (very competitive) 18 and up Grady Cole Recreation Center Men’s B - Tue, Thur 30 and up (competitive) - Sun Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center 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.

Adult 7v7 Flag Football Leagues Costs:

$400.00 CO-REC TEAM $425.00 MEN’S TEAM

For more information contact Aaron. Cheeks@mecklenburgcountync.gov.

Adult Softball Leagues

Nevin and Renaissance Parks Costs: $475.00 / 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.

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. Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park: 9-hole regulation course (Red-2211, White-2825, Blue-2976), chipping/putting green, driving range, 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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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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Junior Golf PGA Junior League Golf

Juniors SNAG GOLF SNAG golf (Starting New At Golf) is all about having FUN while learning the basics of golf. This program builds strong fundamentals of different swings and develops playing ability quickly and effectively. Juniors can have fun while learning all the beginning techniques of the full swing, chipping, and putting with a great success rate. Slightly larger clubheads and SNAG balls make it easier for kids to hit the ball solid and develop the confidence they need to advance in the game.

PGA Junior League Golf is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 13 and under.* PGA Junior League Golf features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to strokeplay competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game! *While a minimum age of 9 is suggested, younger players may participate if the Team Captain and the player’s parents agree that the player’s skill level is suitable for “playing up”.

This camp will begin in April and continue for three weeks leading up to the start of the PGA Junior League. These sessions will consist of learning the format and rules of the PGA Junior League, expectations, and get your child positioned on one of the teams. In addition, there will be golf instruction for all participants, allowing the players to start the league out with a few weeks of practice prior to competition.

Pee Wee Tee (Parents must attend with child) Ages 3 to 8

$50.00 for 5 weeks

Transition Golf Ages 7 to 12

$60.00 for 5 weeks

Contact Jason Rockhold, MBA, PGA, at jrockhold@ratcliffegolfservices.com or call 704-900-9459 for summer session dates and registration information.

PGA Jr. Training Camp The PGA Junior League Training Camp allows your child to get some practice before the PGA Junior League starts for the season. PGA Professionals and Apprentices will help give your child the best tools to succeed in the game of golf.

Please contact Jason Rockhold, MBA, PGA at jrockhold@ratcliffegolfservices.com for more information on the PGA Junior League Program, fees, and dates.

Adult Golf (Ages 18-55) Get Golf Ready Beginner Golf Classes can not only get you out and active, it can also provide a great way to connect with family and friends in an outdoor environment. Learn basic golf techniques and skills to get you out there and playing quickly. Private lessons also available, starting at $50.00. (Men/Women/Co-ed - 6 person minimum) $79.99 for 5 sessions • Get Golf Ready I (Brand New Golfers) • Get Golf Ready II (Some experience)

Attention Servicemen and Women!

Play golf for FREE at the

9th Annual Veterans & Reservists Golf Classic June 26, 2014

Adult League Get out of the house and onto the course! Enjoy the sunshine with many others while you strengthen your golf game and friendships in this great evening league. Includes green fee, cart, range balls and prizes. Last round is an 18-hole tournament, lunch and awards. (40 player max) Renaissance Park Golf Course: 9 holes per week.

$220.00 for 10 week schedule (Fridays) $280.00 for 10 week schedule (Mon or Wed) Contact Jason Rockhold, MBA, PGA, at jrockhold@ratcliffegolfservices.com or call 704-900-9459 for summer session dates and registration information.

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Charles T. Myers Golf Course 7818 Harrisburg Road, Charlotte Open to all military veterans and active duty military personnel (including National Guard and Reservists).

Click on one the Links below to register! Tee Time 8:00am

Tee Time 1:30pm

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Senior Golf (Ages 56 and up) Seniors - Get Golf Ready

Back Into Golf - Senior League

Beginner golf classes can not only get you out and active, it can also provide a great way to connect with family and friends in an outdoor environment. Learn basic golf techniques and skills to get you out there and playing quickly. Private lessons also available, starting at $50.00. (Men/Women/Co-ed - 6 person minimum)

Get out of the house and on the course! Enjoy the sunshine with many others while you strengthen your golf game and friendships out on the course. Includes green fee, cart, range balls and prizes. Last round is an 18-hole tournament, lunch and awards. (40 player max) 9 holes per week

$79.99 for 5 sessions

$150.00 for 10 week schedule

Get Golf Ready I (Brand New Golfers)

Senior 4-Week Golf Refresher

Get Golf Ready II (Golfers with some experience)

Contact Jason Rockhold, MBA, PGA, at jrockhold@ratcliffegolfservices.com or call 704-900-9459 for summer session dates and registration information.

Been a while since you played? This four week program allows you to slowly immerse yourself back into the game. 3-nine hole rounds finishing with an 18 hole round with carts, a hot dog and fountain drink. $80.00 per player for a 4 week program

Contact Brian Lermack at blermack@ratcliffegolfservices.com or call 704-357-3373 for summer session dates and registration information.

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.

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Grady Cole Center & Memorial Stadium - Summer 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/Memorial Stadium Upcoming Events - May through August 2014 Grady Cole: Fri Sun Sat Sat Sat Fri Sat

June 6 June 22 July 12 July 26 August 9 August 15 August 30

End of High School Jam Fashion Show Roller Derby MMA Fights Roller Derby Hair Walk: The Movement Carolina’s Got talent

Memorial Stadium Sat-Sun May 31-June 1 Volleyball Bash Sat June 7 MLL Charlotte Hounds vs Denver Sat June 14 MLL Charlotte Hounds vs Florida Thu June 26 Powerade State Games Lacrosse Sat June 28 MLL Charlotte Hounds vs Boston Sat July 5 MLL Charlotte Hounds vs Rochester Sun July 27 NightBEAT Band Competition Fri August 1 MLL Charlotte Hounds vs New York Thu August 21 Charlotte Kick-off Night High School Football Sat August 23 8th annual Dive After Five Volleyball tournament

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 Cynthia_McQueen@ncsu.edu or call 704-336-4016.

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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, 2014. 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. There are gardens set up 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 Lane, off of Sardis Rd. Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky River Rd. Winget Park, 12025 Winget Rd.; across from tennis courts

All gardens were filled in 2013. To check on availability of plots or to be added to the waiting list, contact nelson_mccaskilll@ncsu.edu or call 704-336-4015.

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 11 Mallard Creek and Clark’s 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

15 South Prong Rocky River & 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 Nature Creations

Nature Center

Take a walk on the natural side with us as we collect items from nature to create wonderful works of art. We will create whimsical boats, faces, flowers, collages, forts and many other wonderful creations out and about the preserve. Registration required. Ages 4 and up FREE

Preschool Explorer 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 5 $3.00

McDowell Nature Center

McDowell Nature Center Lovely Ladybugs #58534 Jun 13 #58535 Jun 13 Totally Turtles #58536 Jun 20 #58537 Jun 20 Snail Tales #58538 Jul 11 #58539 Jul 11 Marvelous Moths #58540 Jul 25 #58541 Jul 25 Busy Bees #58542 Aug 15 #58543 Aug 15 Fantastic Fish #58544 Aug 29 #58545 Aug 29

Fri 10:00am to 10:45am Fri 11:00am to 11:45am Fri 10:00am to 10:45am Fri 11:00am to 11:45am Fri 10:00am to 10:45am Fri 11:00am to 11:45am Fri 10:00am to 10:45am Fri 11:00am to 11:45am Fri 10:00am to 10:45am Fri 11:00am to 11:45am Fri 10:00am to 10:45am Fri 11:00am to 11:45am

McDowell Craft Corner (Formerly Nature’s Artists)

Bark Boats #58714 Jun 3 Gnome Homes #58715 Jul 8 Tree Faces #58716 Jul 15 Toad Abodes #58717 Aug 16

Tue

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Tue

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Tue

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Sat

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us for an afternoon of crafty fun at the McDowell Nature Center. Each program will vary with the opportunity for children to create two or more nature-inspired crafts such as bird houses, picture frames, refrigerator magnets, collages, and much more. Registration required. Ages 5 and up FREE

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Jun 7 Jun 22 Jul 5 Jul 20 Aug 2 Aug 17

Sat Sun Sat Sun Sat Sun

3:00pm to 3:45pm 3:00pm to 3:45pm 3:00pm to 3:45pm 3:00pm to 3:45pm 3:00pm to 3:45pm 3:00pm to 3:45pm

McDowell Nature Center Volunteer Corps! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at a nature center? Do you enjoy doing service for your community? Are you interested in learning about animal husbandry? Are you a new volunteer needing to attend an orientation? If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, then sign-up to learn more at the McDowell Nature Center. We have lots of opportunities including animal care, docent, greenhouse care, and administrative services. Registration required. Ages 16 and up FREE

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Jun 7 Jul 5 Aug 2

Sat Sat Sat

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

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Summer 2014

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. Ages 4 and up FREE

McDowell Nature Center #58718 #58719 #58720

Jun 13 Jul 10 Jul 17

Fri Thu Thu

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

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McDowell Nature Center Outdoor Recreation 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 5-9 are required to share a tandem kayak with an adult. Registration required. Ages 5 and up $15.00 (single) or $20.00 (tandem)

Waterfront Deck Programming Area #58396 #58397 #58398 #58399 #58400 #58401 #58402 #58403 #58404 #58405 #58406 #58407

(single) Jul 5 (tandum) Jul 5 (single) Jul 5 (tandum) Jul 5 (single) Jul 12 (tandum) Jul 12 (single) Jul 26 (tandum) Jul 26 (single) Aug 30 (tandum) Aug 30 (single) Aug 31 (tandum) Aug 31

Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sat 1:30pm to 3:30pm Sat 1:30pm to 3:30pm Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sat 9:30am to 11:30am Sun 9:30am to 11:30am Sun 9:30am to 11:30am

Lake Wylie Evening Kayak Tour Join us for a relaxing but fun kayak tour with McDowell’s paddle guides. Learn the basics of flat-water kayaking and some of the history of the Lake Wylie area. Registration required. Ages 16 and up $15.00

Butterfly and Dragonfly Hike The prairie at McDowell is a great place to find butterflies and dragonflies. Join us and learn to identify several of the beautiful species that call McDowell their home. Registration required. Ages 6 and up FREE

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Jul 13 Aug 24

Sun Sun

4:00pm to 5:00pm 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Night Insects Have you ever noticed that insects like to fly around lights? Come and join us as we intentionally lure in night insects with light and with a method called “sugaring”. This is a must for anyone interested in insects and also for those who are just interested in the wonderful natural world we live in.  Registration required by 5:00pm the day of the program. Ages 10 and up FREE

Waterfront Deck Programming Area

Outdoor Skills

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This combination of lecture and hands-on skill practice will provide learning and discussion opportunities for all skill levels. Learn from the mistakes of others and be prepared when you enter into the wild. Registration required. Ages 14 and up $3.00

Jun 4 Jun 6 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 8

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McDowell Nature Center The 7 Priorities of Wilderness Survival #58423 Jul 12 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm #58424 Aug 30 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm Wilderness Emergencies #58425 Jul 26 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm #58427 Aug 31 Sun 2:00pm to 5:00pm

McDowell Senior Day Trips Spend a fun day out and about with our outdoor recreation specialists. Ages 55 and up $12.00

McDowell Nature Center Destination: McDowell Nature Preserve #58724 Jul 10 Thu 9:00am to 12:00pm Destination: The Schiele Museum #58725 Jul 24 Thu 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Jun 2 Jul 15

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Mon Tue

8:00pm to 10:00pm 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Summer 2014

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McDowell Nature Center Lake Wylie Clean Up Participate in a day of stewardship with our staff by cleaning up the shores of Lake Wylie. After all your hard work, enjoy a lunch on us! Registration required. All Ages FREE

McDowell Nature Center #58533

McDowell Nature Center please call for exact location #58434

Aug 25

Mon 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kayak Water Study

Sat

10:00am to 1:00pm

Summer Camps

(Hot) Yoga in the Preserve Enjoy a summer day practicing Vinyasa outside in our peaceful preserve. We will meet at the Nature Center and take a short walk together to a secret yoga platform in the woods. Breathe in the fresh air and embrace the power of nature. Prior yoga experience is helpful, but not completely necessary. Please bring your own mat and exact change. (Location is subject to change due to inclement weather. Please call the Nature Center for details.) Ages 16 and up $5.00

Jun 28

Family Adventure Camp Explore the great outdoors and learn the skills you need to do so… fire building, fishing, kayaking, and campfire cooking. Cap off the experience with an overnight campout - tell stories, roast s’mores, and take a night time wagon ride before falling asleep in your private family tent. All gear and campout meals (dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday) are provided. Additional friends or family are welcome to join in the Friday evening cookout and wagon ride for a small fee. Registration required. Ages 5 and up $65.00 per person

McDowell Nature Center #53725

Aug 7 Aug 8-9

Thu 9:00am to 4:00pm 9:00am Fri to 10:00am Sat

McDowell Survival Camp Pre-teens who are ready for bigger adventures can expect to climb mountains, paddle lakes, cook their own food and discover new places. This summer, a survival challenge will put campers to the test! As always, animal encounters, games, and creative play time are part of the camp experience. Registration required. Ages 10 to 12 $160.00

McDowell Nature Center #53375 Aug 18-22 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm

Explore basic Earth Science concepts and riparian education involving hands on activities that encourage stewardship at the local level. Participants will paddle in kayaks for the first hour while collecting samples for testing. The second hour we will conduct water quality analysis testing on our samples. Concepts covered will be: Investigating, Measuring, Documenting and Reporting. Registration required. Ages 12 and up $15.00

Green Crusaders Will you complete the quest toward sustainability? Can you harness the energy of the sun and wind? Will you stay afloat in your recycled boat? Witness cutting-edge sustainable solutions in action during field trips to local businesses, then use your ingenuity and creativity to invent new ways to go green. Registration required. Ages 13 to 18 $120.00

Waterfront Deck Programming Area

McDowell Nature Center

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#53376 Jun 30-Jul 3 Mon-Thu 9:00am to 4:00pm

Jul 19 Aug 9

Sat 9:00am to 11:00am Sat 9:00am to 11:00am

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Hiking with Hounds Learn about dog etiquette on the trails while enjoying a hike with your beloved K-9 companion and a McDowell Nature Center staff member. Registration required. All Ages FREE

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Jun 15 Jun 29 Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10

Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun

3:00pm to 4:00pm 3:00pm to 4:00pm 3:00pm to 4:00pm 3:00pm to 4:00pm 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Summer 2014

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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. 32, 36 and 39. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

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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Latta Plantation Nature Center Environmental Education Dragonflies and Damselflies What are those large insects flying around our streams and lakes during the summer? Come out and learn about common dragonflies and damselflies, when they are active, and where they can be found. Join us to identify these magnificent fliers and find out why they are important to the ecosystem. Terrain: Easy, 2.0-3.0 miles. FREE

Ages 7 and up

Latta Plantation Nature Center (Meet at the Horse Trailer Park) #59422 Jun 8 Sun 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Campfire

Full Moon Hike Are you afraid of the dark? Test your trail skills (and your night sight!) as we hike around the nature preserve by the light of the stars and the full moon. Terrain: Easy, 2.0 miles. FREE

Ages 7 and up

Latta Plantation Nature Center #59425 Jul 12

Sat

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Reptile and Amphibian Hunt

Join us after dinner around the campfire! We’ll have field games set up (far from the fire!) as well as marshmallows, songs, and stories. Please bring your own chairs and blankets. Drop by anytime during the program. No registration required. All Ages

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center #59431 Aug 30

Sat

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Interested in all things creepy and crawly? Do you love snakes, toads, lizards, salamanders and the like? Join the hunt as we look under cover boards for these and other animals. Learn how to identify these creatures and why they are important. All Ages

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center (Meet at the Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge) #59426 Aug 3 Sun 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Tracking Basics Do you want to actually see wildlife when you go on a walk in the woods? Learn how to be stealthy with a few tips and tricks, as well as how to identify some common tracks and other wildlife signs. FREE

Ages 9 and up

Latta Plantation Nature Center #59427 Aug 9

Sat

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Healthy Homes, Healthy Environment Bottle Boats and Cereal Canoes Pack a picnic and bring the family out for some post-July 4th fun! We’ll be making small boats out of recycled materials, duct tape, popsicle sticks, and whatever else we can think of. Bring your own recycled materials or use some of ours. Drop by anytime during the program to join the fun! No registration required. All Ages

Do you want to get rid of all of the chemical cleaners in your house but don’t know where to start? Or, better still, which homemade cleaners actually work? Learn how to save money and make your home and local environment healthier by whipping up some tried-and-tested homemade cleaners. You’ll go home with recipes and samples of everything made in the class. Children are welcome to attend with their parents but the class content is geared towards adults. $5.00

Ages 18 and up

FREE

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Latta Plantation Nature Center

$2.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Sun

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Outdoor Recreation 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

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Join us for an interactive lesson about honeybees! We’ll learn how they make honey and what we can do to attract them to our garden. We’ll also sample some different types of honey from both near and far.

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Latta Plantation Nature Center #59432 Aug 31

Summer 2014

Busy Bees

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.

Sat

FREE

10:00am to 11:00am

(Meet at the Canoe Rental Facility) #59423 Jul 5 Sat 1:00pm to 4:00pm

#59424 Jul 12

Ages 7 and up

(Meet at Segway Building, Waterfront Parking Lot) #59434 Jun 7 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59435 Jun 8 Sun 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59436 Jun 15 Sun 1:00pm to 4:00pm #59437 Jul 5 Sat 9:00am to 12:00pm #59438 Jul 5 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59439 Jul 6 Sun 1:00pm to 4:00pm #59440 Jul 12 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59441 Jul 13 Sun 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59442 Aug 2 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59443 Aug 3 Sun 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59444 Aug 9 Sat 2:00pm to 5:00pm #59445 Aug 10 Sun 2:00pm to 5:00pm

#59428 Aug 16

Ages 4 to 6

Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants Animals are not the only ones who can benefit from the plants of the forest! Man has always had a connection with edible and medicinal plants and we still depend on them for our health and well-being. Join us for a 2-3 mile hike to learn about some of these plants.

Sat 10:00am to 11:30am

Fantastic Fish

Ages 5 to 12

$4.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center (Meet at the Waterfront Parking Lot) #59430 Aug 24 Sun 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Latta Plantation Nature Center Sunset Segway Adventure Tour Explore the trails of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve at sunset! Learn to ride these self-balancing all-terrain Segways 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 restrictions. Ages 18 and up

$35.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center (Meet at Segway Building, Waterfront Parking Lot) #59446 Jun 4 #59447 Jun 18 #59448 Jul 2 #59449 Jul 16 #59450 Aug 6 #59451 Aug 20

Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed

5:00pm to 8:00pm 5:00pm to 8:00pm 5:00pm to 8:00pm 5:00pm to 8:00pm 5:00pm to 8:00pm 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Canoe Rentals Hourly canoe rentals will be available at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve on Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Rental dates and times are subject to change. Canoe rentals are on a first come, first served basis. Payment by Credit/Debit Card only. Call 704-875-1391 for details. $8.00/Canoe/Hour

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Saturdays Sundays

10:00am to 6:00pm 12:00pm to 6:00pm

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. Ages 12 and up $15.00/Single $20.00/Tandem

Latta Plantation Nature Center

(Meet at Horse Trailer Overflow Parking Lot) #59452 Jun 7 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59453 Jun 8 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59454 Jun 28 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59455 Jun 28 Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59456 Jun 29 Sun 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59457 Jun 29 Sun 3:00pm to 5:00pm #59458 Jul 12 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59459 Jul 13 Sun 9:00am to 11:00am #59460 Jul 19 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59461 Jul 19 Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59462 Jul 20 Sun 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59463 Jul 20 Sun 3:00pm to 5:00pm #59464 Jul 26 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59465 Jul 26 Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59466 Jul 27 Sun 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59467 Jul 27 Sun 3:00pm to 5:00pm #59468 Aug 2 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59469 Aug 3 Sun 9:00am to 11:00am #59470 Aug 9 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59471 Aug 10 Sun 9:00am to 11:00am #59472 Aug 16 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59473 Aug 16 Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59474 Aug 17 Sun 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59475 Aug 17 Sun 3:00pm to 5:00pm #59476 Aug 24 Sun 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59477 Aug 24 Sun 3:00pm to 5:00pm #59478 Aug 30 Sat 9:00am to 11:00am #59479 Aug 30 Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59480 Aug 31 Sun 12:00pm to 2:00pm #59481 Aug 31 Sun 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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. 32, 36 and 39. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Kayaking Tour on Mountain Island Lake

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Summer 2014

Sunset Kayak Tour of Mountain Island Lake Join us as we paddle on Mountain Island Lake, taking in the sunset as it goes down over the Catawba River. 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. Ages 12 and up $15.00/Single $20.00/Tandem

Latta Plantation Nature Center

(Meet at Horse Trailer Overflow Parking Lot) #59483 Jun 11 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm #59484 Jun 25 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm #59485 Jul 9 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm #59486 Jul 23 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm #59487 Aug 13 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm #59488 Aug 27 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Orienteering at Night Want to learn how to find your way at night in the woods with just a map and compass or already know how to find your way and just want some practice? Join us at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve and test your skills at night time navigation. Classes will be provided for beginners and all skills levels are invited. We will have both a beginning and advanced course. Each team of two to four people must carry a cell phone, and at least one extra light source. Compasses can be provided upon request. Scouting and club organizations are welcome. Pre-Registration is required. Call 704-875-1391 for details. Ages 11 and up

$10.00 per person

Latta Plantation Nature Center

(Meet at Shelter #3) #59547 Sept 12

Fri

6:30pm to 11:30pm

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Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

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.

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• 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)

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Nature Preserves Hike for Your Health Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. Must be able to hike 4 -5 miles at a moderate pace on uneven terrain. Ages 12 and up

FREE 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 per class

Reedy Creek Nature Center Ongoing Tue

Wonders of Nature Scavenger Hunt Led by a trusted naturalist, search the nature preserve for the hidden natural treasures. Are you stealthy and observant enough to become a nature sleuth? Come find out!

Ages 18 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center Ongoing Tue

Weekday Wanderers Join a naturalist as we explore natural areas in and around Mecklenburg County. These casual hikes will take us to a variety of preserved habitats, each with their own story to tell. Take time out to enjoy the beauty found in these special places. Must be able to walk 5 - 6 miles on uneven terrain. Bring a bag lunch, plenty of water and comfortable hiking shoes.

6:15pm to 7:15pm

Ages 8 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58945

Jun 8

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

$8.00

Start at Reedy Creek Nature Center Landsford Canal/40-acre Rock #58933 Jun 5 Thu Lake Norman State Park #58934 Jul 10 Thu Seven Oaks Nature Trail #58935 Aug 7 Thu

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

Budding Adventures Calling all kids and parents! Discover the awakening of the spring 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. Come and explore with us. Parent participation encouraged. Ages 3 to 6

FREE

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Jun 2 Mon Jun 16 Mon Jun 30 Mon Jul 14 Mon Jul 28 Mon Aug 11 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

Young Naturalist Club of Mecklenburg County Youth 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. (No Meeting in July) Ages 12 to 18

100-mile Hike Club Ready for a challenge? Come hike a hundred 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

Reedy Creek Nature Center

FREE

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Jun 7 Aug 2

Sat Sat

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

National Trails Day Join Reedy Creek and the Mecklenburg County Young Naturalist Club as we celebrate National Trails Day! Trail hikes, activities and a trail clean-up are planned. All Ages

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

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#58944

Ongoing

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Jun 7

Sat

10:00am to 12:00pm

Evening Kayak at Mountain Island Lake 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 $20.00/Tandem

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Jun 11 Wed Jun 25 Wed Jul 9 Wed Aug 13 Wed Aug 27 Wed

6:00pm to 9:00pm 6:00pm to 9:00pm 6:00pm to 9:00pm 6:00pm to 9:00pm 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Modern Survival Series: Keeping Yourself Alive! What if you were on a day hike and you fell and broke your ankle? What would you do? Could you get help or survive the night? This course will go over the essentials a person should always have when venturing into the outdoors. Different scenarios will be discussed and role played to better prepare yourself your next outdoor excursion. Ages 8 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58951

Jun 12

Thu

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Twilight Hike As the sun goes down, the preserve is just waking up. The animals are in search of their breakfast and are quite busy. Join us as we search for these creatures and learn about the adapations of our nightime animals. FREE

Ages 8 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58952

Jun 13

Fri

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Wilderness Primitive Skills Series: Cordage Making rope from plants (also known as cordage) is an age old practice dating back some 28,000 years. Today, rope has many practical uses especially when in an outdoor setting. Learn what plants have the best fibers for making rope and then practice a simple braiding technique to create your own length of rope. Ages 10 and up

Tracking for Dummies The larger animals of Reedy Creek are hard to find, but they are out there. Learn the ways of a tracker and find the signs of these animals out on the preserve.

Summer Camp Survival

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58962

Jun 18

Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58953

Jun 14

Sat

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Krafty Kidz Have fun learning while making nature theme related crafts with your child. Each day will be a new set of crafts based on a different theme. Parent participation is required. Ages 2 to 7

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Reedy Creek Eco Race Get ready to test your will and wit! This mini adventure race will begin with a crash course on how to use a compass topped of with an exhilarating dash to the finish line. Thinking caps and closed toed shoes required. Ages 10 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58960 #58961

Jun 15 Aug 24

Sun Sun

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

Summer 2014

FREE Jun 22

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nature Story Corner

See the Greenways through different eyes as a naturalist guides you on a walk along this wildlife corridor. This will be a casual, family friendly hike with stops along the way to explore the monthly topic. Must be able to walk 3 miles.

2:30pm to 4:00pm

11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

The Nature of Greenways

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Sat

Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins... Oh My!

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

All Ages FREE 4-mile Creek Greenway #58957 Jun 14 Sat Mallard Creek (Kirk Farm) #58958 Jul 12 Sat McAlpine Greenway #58959 Aug 9 Sat

Jun 21

Reedy Creek Nature Center

$2.00

Jun 14 Sat Jul 19 Sat Aug 9 Sat

$3.00 per person

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58969

All Ages

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58954 #58955 #58956

Ages 7 and up

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

Summer is here and that means one thing: time for camp! Every summer camper needs a few special items to make it through the day. Spend some time with a Nature Center educator as you decorate water bottles, make some sit-upons, and break in an all natural hiking stick.

Ages 3 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58971 #58973 #58974 #58975 #58976

Jun 23 Mon Jul 7 Mon Jul 21 Mon Aug 4 Mon Aug 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

Biodiversity Hike Discover the natural areas of North Carolina with a naturalist. Each month we will journey to a different destination in search of all that is wild and beautiful! Must be able to hike 6 8 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 18 and up

$12.00

Start at Reedy Creek Nature Center Lake James State Park #58963 Jun 21 Sat 8:00am to 8:00pm Grandfather Mountain (VERY STRENUOUS) #58964 Jul 19 Sat 8:00am to 8:00pm Florence Nature Preserve #58965 Aug 16 Sat 8:00am to 8:00pm

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Recreation & Nature Center addresses and phone numbers listed on pgs. 32, 36 and 39. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Good Ol’ Fashioned Frog Stomp!

Creek Walkin’

Prepare yourself for a wet and muddy adventure as we explore the home of the frogs. If you’re stealthy and have a touch of luck, you might capture one of these slippery friends! Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.

Join us as we walk deep into the preserve, where we are bound by no trails, but instead travel through the creek. See the hidden and untouched parts of the preserve on this journey. Must be able to walk 2 miles.

All Ages

Ages 7 and up

FREE

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

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#58982 #58983

Jun 24

Tue

10:00am to 11:00am

Jul 1 Tue Jul 29 Tue

2:00pm to 3:30pm 10:00am to 11:30pm

Wilderness Primitive Skills Series: Fire Craft Fire building is an art form for any primitive skills expert. Because you are not in a “survival” situation, there is no immediate need for a fire. It is rather a skill garnished by ones knowledge of trees, surroundings and a test of patience. We will go over the different tools for making a friction fire, demonstrate the different techniques and give you the chance to try it out. Parents must stay with children. Ages 10 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58984

Jul 2

Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Great American Backyard Campout

Modern Survival Series: Shelter Building Unexpectedly you find yourself stranded in a wilderness area. You soon realize spending the night is your only option, as the sun is setting, but you do not have a tent! Would you know what do to? Learn to construct different shelters using tarps and other items that can be found in a properly prepared backpack and test them out in the preserve. Ages 8 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58979

Jun 25

Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Birding Basics Ever look outside and wonder what type of bird that is or how to properly use binoculars? This class will go over the common birds in the area and how to properly use your binoculars to see them better. All Ages

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58981

Jun 27

Fri

Get Going Guide

10:00am to 11:00am

Summer 2014

Ages 4 to 8

Celebrate this national event! We are inviting families who have yet to experience the joy of spending the night in the great outdoors. This program is geared towards families that are new to camping. Registration and parent participation is required. Ages 8 and up

$3.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center Initial Meeting Jun 28, Campout Jul 5-6 #59260 Jun 28 Sat 10:00am to 11:00am Jul 5-6 Sat-Sun 4:30pm to 8:00am

Modern Survival Series: Fire Building So you have come to terms with your survival situation and must spend at least one night in the wilderness. Hopefully, you were prepared and packed some matches, a lighter or some flint and steel to start a fire. We will cover the modern fire building technique and the proper set-up for a fire. Then, you will test your knowledge by building and attempting to start and maintain a fire. Parents must stay with children. Ages 10 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58995

Jul 9

Wed

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Fishing with Dr. Suess Hear Dr. Suess’s classic story, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and learn about the fish in our lakes and ponds. Kids will also learn how to cast with a fun fishing game! Parent participation required.

2:00pm to 3:00pm

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58993 #58994

Jul 5 Jul 5

Sat Sat

10:00am to 11:00am 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sneaky Snakes How are snakes able to survive all over the world? Is it their camouflage? Their venom? Their lack of feet? We are determined to slither straight to the heart of this mystery! Come help us interrogate some of the nature center snakes as we search for answers. All Ages

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58996

Jul 13

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Dragons of the Skies Join us as we learn about these fascinating insects that fly and zip around the grasses feeding on unsuspecting prey. We will then go out for a hike, trying our hand at catching and identifying the dragonflies and other insects we find. All Ages

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #58997

Jul 15

Tue

10:00am to 11:00am

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Feed the Birds

Parents Night Out!

Summer may mean a break for young humans, but it’s a season of work for the birds! Take a break from summer vacation and do a little work as you build bird houses and feeders from new and recycled materials.

Parents, enjoy a night on the town and let Reedy Creek entertain your children, while they experience nature at night! Activities will include games, a live animal encounter, a night hike, a campfire with s’mores plus a tasty pizza dinner! Drop children off between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Bring your own drinks.

Ages 4 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59129

Jul 20

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

$20.00 per child, $15.00 first additional sibling, $10.00 each additional sibling

Modern Survival Series: Cooking Techniques

Ages 5 to 12

These cooking techniques can be applied to a survival situation or any camping outing. They are very practical and fun. Join us for a demonstration and light snack around the fire. Great time to ask questions as well!

#59134

Ages 8 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center Jul 31

Thu

5:00pm to 9:00pm

$3.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59130

Jul 23

Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Creek Stomp

Wilderness Primitive Skills Series: Tool Making The wilderness provides us with all the tools we need, but it takes skill to craft the raw materials. Learn how to make different hunting and cooking tools in the class from your natural environment. Parents must stay with children for this course. Ages 10 and up Jul 16

Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Bat Night Come join us for a night filled with bat activities! Learn why bats are important and why we shouldn’t be scared of them. Be prepared to hike in the dark. Fun for the family! Parents must stay with children. FREE

Ages 6 and up

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59007

Jul 18

Fri

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Parent and Me Tot Trots Experience nature together with your child. Hikes will be sensory based surrounding your child in nature’s beauty. It will also give you, the parent, the experience of how to use nature as a learning platform. Ages 1 to 2

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59008 #59009

Jul 19 Sat Aug 9 Sat

Get Going Guide

Ages 5 and up

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59131

Jul 26

Sat

11:00am to 12:00pm

Say Hello to the Herps!

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59006

Who needs a pool? Cool off in Reedy Creek Nature Preserve’s very own Reedy Creek! Wade in shallow water as you look for salamanders, crawfish, and other creek dwellers in the shade of the nature preserve. Participants should wear closed toe shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy!

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

Summer 2014

Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles, animals better know as the “scaly and slimy” crew. Come chat with a naturalist and the herps at Reedy Creek to find out just what makes these animals so fascinating! All Ages

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59132

Jul 27

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wilderness Primitive Skill Series: Procuring Water Without modern commodities, knowledge of producing water becomes extremely important. Water from natural flowing sources can contain harmful and deadly bacteria, so proper procuration is a must. After demonstrations, you will try your hand at the different techniques.

Hiking 101 Hiking is a fun activity that can be shared by the whole family. But what should you bring with you? Where should you go? And just what should you put in your trail mix? Join a naturalist to whip up some GORP trail mix (Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts) and learn all about how to plan the perfect hike! Must be able to hike 1 mile on uneven terrain. Ages 7 and up

$1.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59135

Aug 2

Sat

10:00am to 11:00am

The Art of Papermaking

Reedy Creek Nature Center

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!

#59133

Ages 6 and up

Ages 8 and up Jul 30

FREE Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center

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Aug 3

Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Modern Survival Series: Signaling for Rescue

Campfire Roast Come out and enjoy a campfire roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. This is a great time to ask a naturalist all the questions you have been dying to ask!

So you have made it through a night or two, maybe even three and you hear or see a sign of life. Rescue is close by, but how do you get their attention? With proper planning you have the right supplies to signal or create a proper signal and your ordeal is finally over. Learn about these life saving techniques because you never know when you will need them! Ages 8 and up

All Ages #59143

Aug 6

Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

It is late summer and as you walk outside there is buzzing all around you, but what could it be? Insects, glorious insects are singing their heart out. Come learn about these “cool” creatures and try your hand at catching them! FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59138

Aug 7 Thu

10:00am to 11:00am

“WHO” Cooks for You? Come join us for an evening with owls. We will dissect owl pellets and go on a short hike to hear owls. It’ll be a hoot! Parents must stay with children. Ages 6 and up

$3.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59139

Aug 8 Fri

8:00pm to 9:00pm

All Ages

Wilderness Primitive Skills Series: Cooking Over a Fire

Ages 8 and up

Aug 31 Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

$3.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59140

Aug 13 Wed

2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Summer of Hummingbirds Zipping and zagging all around, these tiniest of tiny birds are all around. Learn what hummingbirds we have native to the area, what attracts them and their amazing migration story. FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center Aug 16 Sat

10:00am to 11:00am

Fluttering Butterflies From caterpillar to butterfly, these amazing insects are a tale to tell. Learn about these creatures and then go out on the preserve to catch some of them. All Ages

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59141

Aug 17 Sun

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join a naturalist and walk through the forest to notice everything that is going on. It will surely be a sensory overload. Get in tune with your wild side! All Ages

FREE Aug 30 Sat

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center No # Needed Aug 23 Sat

10:00am to 4:00pm

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Reedy Creek Nature Center #59142

Hummingbird Festival Calling all bird lovers! Come celebrate the Ruby-throated Hummingbird - one of the fastest and prettiest birds - at Reedy Creek Nature Center’s day long event. All ages will enjoy crafts, nature walks, exhibits, and story telling, as well as special bird banding demonstrations by ornithologists. The race is on for their great migration south for the winter so you don’t want to miss this last chance glance at these amazing creatures. The event is free, however, donations are appreciated. Rain or shine. Call 704-432-6460 for more information. All Ages

A Naturalist’s Walk

Summer 2014

#59144

After hunting your food with your handmade tools, it is time to feast! You start your fire, without matches or course, and use the handmade cooking tools for a meal you will surely appreciate. Learn how to make these tools and ways to cook without modern commodities.

#59145

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center

All Ages

Get Going Guide

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come out to the secret place on the preserve where gnomes and fairies are known to be around. Build you own gnome home or fairy house with natural supplies!

Insect Madness

All Ages

Aug 30 Sat

Gnome Homes and Fairy House

FREE

Reedy Creek Nature Center #59137

$3.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center

10:00am to 11:00am

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Reedy Creek Nature Center Summer Camps Mini Naturalists Come learn and play with us. Children will be engaged in the exploration of the natural world around them through hands-on activities, sensory based authentic experiences and games. From stomping in a stream to chasing butterflies to resting under a tree listening to nature, we will have a grand ol’ time while deepening our connection with nature. Each camp will have different activities, but the structure will be the same. Ages 4 to 6

$75.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53354 Jun 16-20 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 12:00pm #53355 Jul 7-11 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 12:00pm #53356 Jul 21-25 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 12:00pm

N.S.I - Nature Science Investigators Who left that track in the mud? Who made that nest? Who lives in that burrow? Campers will investigate clues in nature during this week of exploration and sleuthing. Come be a Nature Scene Investigator! Ages 10 to 12

$120.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53358 Jun 30-Jul 3 Mon-Thu 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wild Adventures in Nature Discover the wild side of nature during this adventure camp focused on the wildlife of North Carolina. Highlights include kayaking and an overnight camping experience (Overnight will be at Hanging Rock State Park on Wed/Thurs night). Ages 13 to 17

$165.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53671 Jul 21-25 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm

Nature Adventure Camp (Ages 10 to 12) Let nature guide you on a fun filled week of adventure and discovery in the great outdoors! You can look forward to kayaking, hiking, geocaching and more. Ages 10 to 12

$150.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53360 Jul 28-Aug 1 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm

Nature Adventure Camp (Ages 7 to 9) Let nature guide you on a fun-filled week of adventure and discovery in the great outdoors! You can look forward to kayaking, hiking, geocaching and more. Ages 7 to 9

$150.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53361 Aug 4-8 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wilderness Living Camp Get in sync with nature and learn wilderness living skills. We will tune ourselves into the natural world and learn how to track wild animals, learn their calls and know their life. We will learn the art of shelter building and how to make ourselves warm and comfortable, do wild crafting, orienteering and so much more. Start your journey into how to thrive in the wilderness, not just survive. A one night camping trip (Thursday to Friday) will conclude the week’s journey. Ages 10 to 12

$150.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53362 Aug 11-15 Mon-Fri 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. 32, 36 and 39. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Summer Camps

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Summer Camps Preschool Shorty Sporty Camp Participants will learn basic motor skills and sports skills in this half-day camp. For more information, contact ElonRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC or 704-540-2426. Ages 3 to 5 FULL

Elon Recreation Center #53168 #53169 #53170 #53171

Jun 23-27 Jul 7-11 Jul 14-18 Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm

Insect Mania! What has six legs, three body parts and can be found just about everywhere you look? Insects! Campers will explore a world so tiny that they will need a magnifying glass to see it. Each day, we investigate the world of insects through games, hands-on activities, crafts, and more. Ages 4 to 6 $75.00

Latta Plantation Nature Center #53269 Jun 16-20 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm #53270 Jun 23-27 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm #53271 Jul 14-18 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm

#53471 Jun 23-27 M-F #53472 Jul 21-25 M-F

McDowell Nature Center M-F M-F M-F M-F

9:00am to 12:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm 9:00am to 12:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Mini Naturalists Come learn and play with us! Children will be engaged in the exploration of the natural world around them through hands-on activities, sensory based authentic experiences and games. From exploring a stream to chasing butterflies to resting under a tree listening to nature, we will have a grand old time while deepening our connection with nature. Each camp will have different activities, but the structure will be the same. Ages 4 to 6 $75.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53354 Jun 16-20 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm #53355 Jul 7-11 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm #53356 Jul 21-25 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm

Nutty Professor Why is the sky blue? How do birds fly? Curious children are scientists in the making! We will encourage your child’s inner scientist with fun experiments like making slime and sprouting seeds. Each day will be hands-on and minds-on with experiments, crafts, stories and more. No camp July 4 – that week is pro-rated. Ages 4 to 6 $75.00

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Elon Recreation Center

Tom Sykes Recreation Center FULL

Summer + Kids = FUN + Learning! Our youngest explorers discover the animals and habitats at the Preserve while building confidence in the outdoors. Crafts, games, songs and activities based on a weekly theme keep the youth engaged and entertained. Pre-registration required; June Theme: Animal a Day; August Theme: Insects. Ages 4 to 6 FULL Jun 23-27 Jun 23-27 Aug 4-8 Aug 4-8

4-H: Motorsports Camp Participants in this one-week day camp will experience the life of a pit crew as they design, update and race radio-controlled cars. Using specific math, engineering and technology skills, the campers will solve real-life racing problems. We will also visit local racing shops and the NASCAR® Hall of Fame. Ages 9 to 12 $80.00 #53173 Jul 21-25 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm #53174 Aug 4-8 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

F.U.N. (Fabulous Understanding of Nature!) Camp

#53738 #53742 #53750 #53752

Elementary School

#53230 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th 9:00am to 12:00pm #53231 Jul 21-25 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm #53232 Aug 4-8 M-F 9:00am to 12:00pm

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

4-H Motorsports II: Quest for Speed Using the 4-H curriculum developed through Duke University, participants will use math and engineering principles to design and test several different model cars that use various propulsion systems. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 8 to 12 $80.00

Tom Sykes Recreation Center

#53473 Jul 7-11 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm #53474 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

4-H: Residential Summer Camp Overnight residential camp located in the Piedmont area near Reidsville, North Carolina, open to any Mecklenburg County youth. Campers will enjoy swimming, archery, crafts, canoeing, outdoor activities, team building, and much more. Cost includes t-shirt, meals, lodging and all camping activities. Transportation to and from camp provided. For more information and to register, contact Racquel McNeil at 704-336-2082 or visit: www. mecklenburgcounty4h.org. Limited scholarships. Ages 8 to 14 $500.00

Off Site Location: Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Camp Center in Reidsville, NC #54084 Jul 13-18 Su-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Summer Camps Camp Neptune

Adventure Camp

Charlotte’s original swim camp! Activities include wakeboarding, water polo, snorkeling and field trips to water parks. Swim tests are available. Must be able to swim 200 yards in deep water independently. For more information, contact Matthew.Jakubowski@MecklenburgCountyNC. gov or call 704-336-3483. Ages 8 to 13 FULL

Let nature guide you on a fun-filled week of adventure and discovery in the great outdoors! You can look forward to kayaking, hiking, geocaching and more. Ages 10 to 12 $150.00

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Camp Neptune I #53151 Jun 16-20

M-F

7:30am to 6:00pm

Camp Neptune II #53152 Jul 21-25

M-F

7:30am to 6:00pm

Camp Neptune III #53153 Aug 4-8

M-F

7:30am to 6:00pm

Camp Neptune IV #53154 Aug 18-22

M-F

7:30am to 6:00pm

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53360 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #53361 Aug 4-8 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Eco Odyssey Camp Put on your explorer’s cap and get ready for some adventure. We will spend our time discovering the many adventures that nature has to offer. Wading through creeks and geocaching are a few examples of the fun that awaits you! Ages 7 to 9 FULL

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53357 Jun 23-27

M-F

9:00am to 4:00pm

Ecowonders Come explore the wonders of the Nature Preserve! We will go hiking, letter boxing, fishing and canoeing while experiencing all that is wild and wonderful. Ages 7 to 9 FULL

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53359 Jul 14-18

M-F

9:00am to 4:00pm

N.S.I. (Nature Science Investigators) Who left that track in the mud? Who made that nest? Who lives in that burrow? Campers will investigate clues in nature during this week of exploration and sleuthing. Come be a Nature Investigator! Ages 10 to 12 $120.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53358 Jun 30-Jul 3

M-Th 9:00am to 4:00pm

Outdoor Adventure Camp Camp Cannonball Beat the heat and make a splash with any session of Camp Cannonball! Fun includes water games, crafts, field trips and loads of swimming! For more information email Calvin.Covington@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-432-1140. Ages 6 to 12 FULL Except for #53156

Ray’s Splash Planet #53155 #53156 #53157 #53158

Jun 23-27 Jul 14-18 Jul 28-Aug 1 Aug 11-15

M-F M-F M-F M-F

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

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Campers will explore Latta Plantation Nature Preserve as they have never done before! Canoeing, fishing, geocaching and hiking are some of the fun activities we will enjoy during this camp. This camp will culminate with a field trip adventure to South Mountain State Park. No camp July 4 – week is pro-rated. Ages 7 to 9 FULL

Latta Plantation Nature Center #53304 #53306 #53308 #53310 #53312

Jun 30-Jul 3 Jul 7-11 Jul 21-25 Aug 4-8 Aug 11-15

M-Th 9:00am to 4:00pm M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Outdoor Explorers Camp Adventurous and curious campers venture far and wide to discover the wonders of nature. Each week includes nature camp favorites like stream walks, fishing, and kayaking at the Preserve. Activities and field trips are focused on the weekly theme. Pre-registration required; choose 1 week per theme. Ages 7 to 9 $160.00 (Naturally Artful FULL)

McDowell Nature Center Theme: Naturally Artful - FULL #53759 Jun 16-20 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #53761 Jul 7-11 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm Theme: Water Wonders #53759 Jul 14-18 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #53761 Jul 21-25 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sand Doubles Volleyball Summer Camp The camp will feature fundamental instruction for boys and girls from the NCVB Sand Volleyball Club and Coach Sherry Connor (Beach Impact, Indoor Impact and GMS Certified Coach). For more information, please visit www.ncvolleyball. com, and click on the “Summer Camps” tab. Ages 10 to 18 $50.00 per person

Renaissance Park #58471 Jun 16-19 M-Th 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Summer Camps Urban Outdoor Connection Camp

Young Explorers Camp

Wet & Wacky Camp

Kayaking, fishing, hiking and fire building are just a few of the outdoor adventures that campers will have while discovering the great outdoors. Campers develop confidence in nature as green spaces and travel to local nature preserves. Weekly themes keep repeat campers engaged! Pre-registration required. For more information, contact 704-588-5224.

This half-day version of our ever-popular Outdoor Adventure Camp will focus on a different outdoor recreation activity. Campers will explore the nature preserve by going canoeing, using a compass, hunting for hidden treasure, and more. Ages 6 to 7 $75.00 - 53275 & 53281 FULL

Campers get ready to dive in for a fun filled week of water activities and trips. Children will learn how to fish and about water safety, make water related crafts and go on a field trip daily. For more information, contact Mallard Creek Recreation Center at 704-548-8234. Ages 6 to 11 $120.00

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center Ages 7 to 9 FULL Theme: Water #53793 Jul 14-18 M-F Theme: Survival #53801 Jul 21-25 M-F Theme: Forests #53805 Aug 4-8 M-F Ages 10 to 12 FULL Theme: Extreme #53798 Jul 14-18 M-F Theme: Survival #53803 Jul 21-25 M-F Theme: Water #53804 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F

Latta Plantation Nature Center #53275 #53279 #53281 #53282

Jul 7-11 Jul 28-Aug 1 Aug 11-15 Aug 18-22

M-F M-F M-F M-F

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

8:00am to 5:00pm 8:00am to 5:00pm 8:00am to 5:00pm

8:00am to 5:00pm 8:00am to 5:00pm

Ages 10 to 12 FULL Theme: Survival #53776 Jun 16-20 M-F Theme: Extreme #53781 Jun 23-27 M-F

Grayson Skate Camp

8:00am to 5:00pm 8:00am to 5:00pm

8:00am to 5:00pm

Campers will have scheduled time each day for instruction, learning new tricks and hanging out with fellow skaters. Participants will test out their new skills at other local skate parks. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-432-5231. Ages 6 to 11 $165.00

Grayson SkatePark

8:00am to 5:00pm #53131 #53133 #53134 Wilderness Living Camp Get in sync with nature and learn wilderness living #53135 #53136 skills. We will tune ourselves into the natural

world and learn how to track wild animals, learn their calls, and know their life. We will learn the art of shelter building and how to make ourselves warm and comfortable, wild crafting, orienteering, and so much more. Start your journey into how to thrive in the wilderness, not just survive. A one-night camping trip (Thursday to Friday) will conclude the week’s journey. Ages 10 to 12 $150.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53362 Aug 11-15 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

7:30am to 5:30pm

360 Degrees of PLAY

Berewick Recreation Center

8:00am to 5:00pm

8:00am to 5:00pm

M-F

A traditional day camp for children in elementary school (Participants should have completed Kindergarten). Weekly themes are designed around outdoor play, fitness, arts and crafts, nature activities, field trips, swimming, and guest speakers. Camps will be closed on Friday, July 4. For more information, contact the Recreation Center listed. Ages 6 to 11 FULL

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center Ages 7 to 9 FULL Theme: Water #53774 Jun 16-19 M-F Theme: Forests #53779 Jun 23-27 M-F Theme: Survival #53786 Jul 7-11 M-F

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #53353 Aug 18-22

Jul 7-11 Jul 14-18 Jul 21-25 Jul 28-Aug 1 Aug 4-8

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

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

Inventive Builders Camp Your creative builder will have a chance to test their best building techniques. We will work on LEGO projects and use our imaginations to build our own projects. Campers will learn hands on techniques that will allow them to become creative thinkers, problem solvers and effectively work in organized team activities. For more information, contact TomSykesRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4803. Ages 9 to 14 FULL

#53460 Jun 23-27 M-F #53461 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th #53462 Jul 7-11 M-F #53463 Jul 14-18 M-F #53464 Jul 21-25 M-F #53465 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F #53466 Aug 4-8 M-F #53467 Aug 11-15 M-F

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

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #53452 Jun 23-27 M-F #53453 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th #53454 Jul 7-11 M-F #53455 Jul 14-18 M-F #53456 Jul 21-25 M-F #53457 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F #53458 Aug 4-8 M-F #53459 Aug 11-15 M-F

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

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #53444 Jun 23-27 M-F #53445 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th #53446 Jul 7-11 M-F #53447 Jul 14-18 M-F #53448 Jul 21-25 M-F #53449 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F #53450 Aug 4-8 M-F #53451 Aug 11-15 M-F

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

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

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Summer Camps Adventures in Play

Sports Camp

A traditional outdoor day camp in keeping with the ‘No Child Left Inside’ initiative. Enrichment using the 4-H curriculum, active games and sports, art projects, swimming, social and self-directed opportunities, nature and environmental activities and lots of time to play outside. For more information, contact the Recreation Center listed. No camp July 4. Ages 6 to 12 $50.00

Sports Camp will offer a variety of nontraditional and traditional sports. Discipline, Sportsmanship, and Integrity are some character development traits that will be presented in this fun environment. Learn new skills as you choose a specialty sport each week. Camps are designed for all ability levels (no experience necessary). No Camp July 4. For more information, contact Revolution Park Sports Academy at 704-432-4963. Ages 8 to 9 $70.00

Methodist Home Recreation Center #53188 #53189 #53190 #53191 #53192 #53193 #53194 #53195

Jun 23-27 Jun 30-Jul 3 Jul 7-11 Jul 14-18 Jul 21-25 Jul 28-Aug 1 Aug 4-8 Aug 11-15

Revolution Park Sports Academy

M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-Th 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #53172 Jul 7-11 #53182 Jun 30-Jul 3 #53183 Jul 14-18 #53184 Jul 21-25 #53185 Jul 28-Aug 1 #53186 Aug 4-8 #53187 Aug 11-15 #53196 Jun 23-27

M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-Th 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm

This camp is a complete basketball-training program for athletes who are serious about improving their basketball skills. Each athlete will participate in intense, comprehensive, and challenging workouts consisting of individual skill development, small group instruction, and game simulation sessions. Participants will train like the pros and the program is for the serious, dedicated athlete ONLY. For more information contact 704-336-7655 or Clarence.Johnson@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or Alvis.James@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 12 to 16 $25.00

Teens

Martin Luther King School Recreation Site

Jr. Lifeguarding Camp An educational program that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills, preparing them for future and successful completion of Starguard Lifeguarding. Must be able to swim 25 yards continuous / freestyle or breaststroke. For more information, contact Jody.Corum@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1141. Ages 11 to 14 $150.00

Ray’s Splash Planet #53159 Jul 7-11

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Elite Skills & Drills Basketball Camp

7:30am to 6:00pm

Summer 2014

(Girls Only) #53740 Jun 16-20 #53743 Jun 23-27 #53744 Jul 7-11 (Boys Only) #53749 Jul 14-18 #53775 Jul 21-25

M-F 9:00am to 1:00pm M-F 9:00am to 1:00pm M-F 9:00am to 1:00pm

Soccer & Frisbee Sports (Disc Golf-Ultimate Frisbee) #53314 Jun 23-27 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Lacrosse & Adventure Sports #53319 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th 7:30am to 5:30pm Baseball & Fitness #53323 Jul 7-11 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Football & Track #53325 Jul 14-18 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Boxing & Martial Arts #53331 Jul 21-25 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Golf & Tennis #53338 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Wrestling & Field Sports #53335 Aug 4-8 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Volleyball & Various Ball Games #53337 Aug 11-15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Ages 10 to 12 $70.00 Soccer & Frisbee Sports (Disc Golf-Ultimate Frisbee) #53316 Jun 23-27 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Lacrosse & Adventure Sports #53322 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th 7:30am to 5:30pm Baseball & Fitness #53324 Jul 7-11 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Football & Track #53327 Jul 14-18 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Boxing & Martial Arts #53332 Jul 21-25 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Golf & Tennis #53333 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Wrestling & Field Sports #53334 Aug 4-8 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm Volleyball & Various Ball games (10-12) #53336 Aug 11-15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm

M-F 9:00am to 1:00pm M-F 9:00am to 1:00pm

Winget School Recreation Site (Co-Ed) #53784 Jul 28-Aug 1

M-F 9:00am to 1:00pm

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Summer Camps BSA Merit Badge Workshop Week

McDowell Survival Camp

Each day this week different merit badge workshops will be offered at beautiful McDowell Nature Preserve. Choose from nine different badges. Scouts will work toward badges with certified counselors. Some badges will require pre/post work to complete all merit badge requirements. All badge materials will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch. Ages 11 to 17 $15.00 (Some Camps Full)

Pre-teens who are ready for bigger adventures can expect to climb mountains, paddle lakes, cook their own food and discover new places. There will be a survival challenge and as always, animal encounters, games, and creative play time are part of the camp experience. Pre-registration required; choose 1 week. Ages 10 to 12 FULL

McDowell Large Pavilion Nature Merit Badge - FULL #54001 Jul 28 M Cooking Merit Badge - FULL #54005 Jul 29 Tu

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

McDowell Medium Shelter Fishing Merit Badge #54008 Jul 28 M 9:00am to 4:00pm Bird Study Merit Badge - FULL #54007 Jul 29 Tu 9:00am to 4:00pm Mammals Merit Badge - FULL #54009 Jul 30 W 9:00am to 4:00pm Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge - FULL #54011 Aug 1 F 9:00am to 4:00pm Ages 12 to 17

$15.00 / $35.00

McDowell Large Pavilion First Aid Merit Badge ($15.00) #54013 Jul 30 W 9:00am to 4:00pm Wilderness Survival Merit Badge ($35.00) (includes overnight) #54012 Jul 31-Aug 1 Th-F 9:00am to 12:00pm Ages 12 to 17

Green Crusaders Will you complete the quest towards sustainability? Can you harness the energy of the sun and wind? Will you stay afloat in your recycled boat? Witness cutting-edge sustainable solutions, take field trips to local businesses, and use your ingenuity and creativity to invent new ways to go green. No Camp on July 4. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 to 18 $120.00

McDowell Nature Center #53374 Aug 11-15 #53375 Aug 18-22

M-F M-F

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

McDowell Nature Center #53376 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th 9:00am to 4:00pm

Camp H2O Kids will have a splash at our water-themed camp! We will investigate everything from aquatic animals to water quality with cool, water-based activities and games. Some highlights are canoeing, stream explorations, Ray’s Splash Planet, and rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Ages 9 to 11 FULL

Latta Plantation Nature Center

$15.00

McDowell Medium Shelter Environmental Science Merit Badge - FULL #54010 Jul 31 Th 9:00am to 4:00pm

#53315 Jun 23-27 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #53317 Jul 14-18 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm #53318 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Summer Camps

Outdoor Survival Camp Our environment provides everything we need to survive, as long as we have the skills to use it! Through fun, engaging activities and challenges, campers will learn how to work as a team outdoors. They will learn how to right an overturned canoe, navigate with a map and compass, build shelters, cook over a fire, and much more. This exciting week will be topped off with a camping experience! Ages 10 to 12 FULL

Latta Plantation Nature Center #53320 Jun 16-20 #53321 Aug 18-22

M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Grayson Skate Camp

A traditional day camp for youth in middle/high school. (Participants should have completed 6th grade) Travel with us as we participant in games, 4-H enrichment activities, outdoor play activities, fitness, field trips, swimming, arts and crafts and guest speakers. For more information, contact West Charlotte or Naomi Drenan Recreation Centers. No camp on July 4. Ages 12 to 15 $65.00

Campers will have scheduled time each day for instruction, learning new tricks and hanging out with fellow skaters. Participants will test out their new skills at other local skate parks. For more information contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 12 to 14 $165.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center

#53126 Jul 7-11 M-F #53127 Jul 14-18 M-F #53128 Jul 21-25 M-F #53129 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F #53130 Aug 4-8 M-F

#53105 Jun 23-27 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #53106 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th 7:30am to 5:30pm #53107 Jul 7-11 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #53108 Jul 14-18 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #53109 Jul 21-25 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #53110 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #53111 Aug 4-8 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #53112 Aug 11-15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm

Grayson SkatePark 8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm 8:30am to 5:30pm

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West Charlotte Recreation Center #54391 Jun 23-27 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #54392 Jun 30-Jul 3 M-Th 7:30am to 5:30pm #54393 Jul 7-11 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #54394 Jul 14-18 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #54395 Jul 21-25 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #54396 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #54397 Aug 4-8 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm #54398 Aug 11-15 M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm

Wild Adventures in Nature Discover the wild side of nature during this adventure camp focused on the wildlife of North Carolina. Highlights include kayaking and an overnight camping experience at Rock State Park Wed/Thu night. Ages 13 to 17 $165.00

Reedy Creek Nature Center #53671 Jul 28-Aug 1 M-F 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 are listed within the guide. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Family Adventure Camp Explore the great outdoors and the skills you need to do so...fire building, fishing, kayaking, and campfire cooking. Then cap it off with a camp out where we will sing songs, roast s’mores and take a Nature at Night Hayride before falling asleep in a private tent with your family. All gear and meals are provided (lunch: Thurs – Fri., dinner: Fri. night, and breakfast: Sat. morning). Additional family members are welcome to join us for the Friday evening campfire cookout and hayride for an additional fee. Registration required. Ages 5 and up $65.00

McDowell Nature Center #53720 Jun 12-13 #53725 Aug 7-8

Th-F 9:00am to 4:00pm Th-F 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Therapeutic Recreation Therapeutic Recreation 2014 Summer Camp Programs - June 23 - August 15 Under 12

18 and Up VIP Summer Travels

Imagination Station For preschool aged children, ages 2 to 4 with disabilities Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center

$100.00/Week

Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm Join us this summer on the Discovery Train! Imagination Station will allow you to explore the world around you while making new friends!  We will explore such things as: science, art, health, music and sports and games!  Each week will have a different theme such as: Oh The Places You Will Go and The Great Outdoors, which will allow your child to use their imagination and creativity! Imagination Station is a great opportunity to introduce children to a group recreation setting or allow for continued interaction with their peers during the summer months. There’s no doubt, kids will enjoy this camp that encourages non-stop fun and imagination! Contact Abby Wilkerson at 704-432-4328 for more information.

Young Explorers For youth ages 10 to 12 with disabilities Clanton Park Pavilion $100.00/Week Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm Join us for an 8-week summer camp full of fun and exploration where youth will enjoy many different hands-on activities and group games.  Get ready to come with us on a journey into the wild. We will enjoy weekly field trips, swimming, music, pottery, sports, outdoor activities and much more.  Contact Shannon Maxwell at 704-432-4331 for more information.

Adults and seniors with visual impairments Meet at Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park $100.00/Week Mon-Fri, 8:00am to 5:00pm Week 1: June 23-27, Week 2: June 30-July 3 A NEW summer experience for adults! Each day, we will gather at Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, and depart for a variety of recreational, historic and educational destinations. Participants will build their community mobility skills, as well as learn about leisure and recreation opportunities in and around Charlotte. Get ready for an exciting and energetic summer! Contact Karen Howard at 704-432-4325 for more information.

Adults on the Move

For adults ages 18 and up (out of high school) with developmental disabilities Meet at Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park $100.00/Week Mon-Fri, 8:00am to 5:00pm Week 1: July 7-11, Week 2: July 14-18 Week 3: July 21-25, Week 4: July 28-Aug 1 Under 21 Camp Fun Flics A NEW summer experience for adults! For children ages 5 to 6 with disabilities Each day, we will gather at Mahlon Adams Summer Quest Pavilion at Freedom Park, and depart for Tom Sykes For youth ages 13 to 16 with disabilities a variety of recreational, historic and Recreation Center $100.00/Week educational destinations. Participants will Methodist Homes Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm build their community mobility skills, as Recreation Center $100.00/Week well as learn about leisure and recreation Join us for a wonderful camp filled with Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm opportunities in and around Charlotte. animated fun. This camp offers an array of Get ready for an exciting and energetic Summer Quest is an eight-week summer hidden educational treasures with great camp experience where teens will participate summer! Contact Karen Howard at interactive activities, music, games, trips, in hands-on activities, crafts, music and dance, 704-432-4325 for more information. exercise, and more. Contact Tari Turner at and group games.  We will enjoy weekly 704-432-4329 for more information. Summer Voyagers field trips, swimming, sports, special events, For adults with disabilities, who are and much more! Contact Ariel Kliem at 704X-Treme Kids independent in daily living skills and 432-4327 for more information. For children ages 7 to 9 with disabilities use of public transportation Therapeutic Recreation Tom Sykes Meet at Mahlon Adams Pavilion Recreation Center $100.00/Week at Freedom Park $100.00/Week Experience Camp (TREC) For those ages 17 - 21 with disabilities AND Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm Mon-Fri, 8:00am to 5:00pm who are still in High School Week 1: Aug 4-8, Week 2: Aug 11-15 Campers will be exposed to sports, group Marion Diehl A NEW summer experience for adults! games, playground fun, swimming, and Each day, we will gather at Mahlon Adams Recreation Center $100.00/Week other interactive activities designed to Pavilion at Freedom Park, and depart for promote friendship, fun, and social skills. We Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm a variety of recreational, historic and will exercise our minds and bodies through This camp will feature weekly themes educational destinations. Participants will music, dance, engaging in art projects and and activities. Campers will participate in build their community mobility skills, as take weekly field trips. Each week will have sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music well as learn about leisure and recreation a different theme so kids can look forward and art therapy, cooperative games, guest opportunities in and around Charlotte. to spending time under the sea, exploring speakers and a weekly field trip. Contact Get ready for an exciting and energetic dinosaurs, getting shipwrecked and more! summer! Contact Karen Howard at Jana McMullen at 704-432-4330 for more Contact Stacey Thomas at 704-432-4326 for 704-432-4325 for more information. information. more information.

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Preschool Programs & Activities Athletics

Cultural Arts

Basketball: Little Ray Indoor Fun League Learn the basic skills of basketball while having fun. Practice one night a week beginning in June. Six-game season will begin on Saturdays starting in September. Participants will receive a uniform and trophy. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 3 to 4 $45.00

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #58363 Sep 27-Nov 1 Sat

9:30am to 12:30pm

Cheerleading: Little Ray Fun League Learn the basic skills of cheerleading while having fun. Practice one night a week beginning in June. Six-game season will begin on Saturdays starting in September. Participants will receive a cheerleading uniform and medal. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 3 to 5 $65.00

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #58362 Jul 12-Aug 16 Sat 9:00am to 1:00pm

Flag Football: Little Ray Indoor Fun League Learn the basic skills of football while having fun. Practice one night a week beginning in June. Six-game season will begin on Saturdays starting in July. Participants will receive a football uniform and medal. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 3 to 4 $45.00

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #58361 Jul 19-Aug 23 Sat 9:00am to 1:00pm

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Social Activities Ray’s Playhouse Ongoing class. 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 All Ages $1.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center

Mini Chefs Children will have fun getting messy while following recipes and creating healthy foods. Parent participation required. Note that meat and dairy products are sometimes used in the class. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 3 to 6 $4.00

Ongoing Jun 2-Jun 11 Mon-Fri 12:00pm to 5:30pm Ongoing Jul 14-Aug 29 Mon-Fri 12:00pm to 7:30pm

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #58380 #58381 #58382 #58383 #58384 #58385

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

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

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #59065 #59066 #59067 #59068 #59069 #59070 #59071 #59072 #59073 #59074 #59075 #59076 #59077 #59078 #59079 #59080 #59081 #59082 #59083 #59084 #59085 #59086

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Elementary Programs & Activities Martial Arts: Young Champions of America

Cultural Arts

Students are invited to learn martial arts and self-defense. Registration Fee: $8.00. For more information, visit YoungChampionsofAmerica. com or call 980-237-4738. Ages 5 to 11 $7.00

Ballet Dance Ongoing: 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

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #57395 #57396 #57397 #57398 #57399 #57400 #57401 #57402 #57403 #57404 #57405 #57406 #57407

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #58163 Jun 4-25 Wed #58166 Jul 2-30 Wed #58167 Aug 6-Sep 3 Wed

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

Cheer: Young Champions of America Ongoing: 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! Registration Fee: $8.00. For more information, visit YoungChampionsofAmerica.com or call 980-237-4738. Ages 4 and up $7.00 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27

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Fitness & Wellness Karate Kidz2

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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 #58365 #58366 #58367 #58368 #58369 #58370 #58371 #58372 #58373 #58374 #58375 #58376 #58377

Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26

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Mallard Creek Recreation Center

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Teen Programs & Activities Athletics Elite Skills and Drills Baseball Camp Camp is a complete baseball-training program for athletes who are serious about improving their baseball skills. Each athlete will participate in intense, comprehensive, and challenging workouts consisting of defense, pitching, hitting skills and drills. Individual and group instruction along with small game situational drills will be included. This camp is for dedicated and serious baseball players. For more information, contact Sugaw Creek Recreation Center at 704-336-7655 or Brett.Krizanik@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Ages 8 to 12 $25.00

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center #55740 Jun 16-20 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 1:00pm #55741 Jun 23-27 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 1:00pm #55742 Jun 30-Jul 3 Mon-Thu 9:00am to 1:00pm

Cultural Arts Piano Lessons Ongoing: By appointment only. Piano lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. For more information, contact Amouel Brackett at amouel@aol.com or 704-965-1235. $18.00

Ages 5 and up

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #58616 Jun 2-Aug 27 Mon & Wed 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Sky Hy Step and Drill Team March, dance, drum, and compete in step shows, contests, and community events with the beat of learning discipline, enhancing selfesteem and having fun. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 12 to 18

$25.00

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center

Youth Basketball Open Play

#58273 Aug 4-Sep 1 Mon & Wed 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Open gym time for youth under 18 to play basketball. Ages 1 to 17 and under FREE

Club: Step Team

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #56978 Jun 2-Aug 30

Mon-Sat 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Rhythm Phi Soul is a step team that promotes leadership, positive self-image, being active and performance. Learn the history, fundamentals and performing arts though stepping. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountync.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 8 to 17

FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #58350

Jun 3- Aug 14 Tue & Thu 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Skate Park Programs Field Trip: Grayson Skate Park Beat the heat and join your fellow skaters for a session at one of our local indoor skate parks. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 12 to 18

$25.00

Grayson SkatePark #53142 #53143 #53144 #53145

Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26

Tue 11:00am to 4:00pm Thu 11:00am to 4:00pm Tue 11:00am to 4:00pm Thu 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Social Activities Field Trip: Teens Come and explore the professional world of sports. We will tour Bank of America Stadium and Time Warner Arena in downtown Charlotte. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. For more information, contact Alvis.James@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4811. Ages 12 to 15

$5.00

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #57409

Aug 21

Thu

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Girl’s Mentoring: Lil Sista This program is for girls and is designed to build character and develop leadership skills. Join the fun with our girl talk sessions, field trips, special events and more. For more information, contact lilsistagirlz@gmail.com or Naomi Drenan Recreation Center at 704-432-5231. Ages 11 to 17

FREE

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #53399 #53400 #53401

Jun 21 Jul 19 Aug 16

Sat Sat Sat

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

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Family Programs & Activities Got Gardening Problems? Get Solutions!

Cultural Arts

Learn about common plant pests and diseases that can cause problems in your garden. Extension Master Gardeners teach how to properly identify your problem and offer safe, research-based, environmentally friendly management practices. Register at http:// mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up FREE

Creative Arts Summer Classes Participants will learn instructions on how to mime, step/hip-hop and liturgical dance. Registration required on site either on May 4th or June 1st. For further information, contact Renee Sturdivant at 980-272-7158 or Paulette Smith at 980-236-1923. Ages 4 to 18 FREE

Armory Training Facility

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #55238 #59191 #59192 #59193 #59194 #59195

Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

10:00am to 2:00pm 10:00am to 2:00pm 10:00am to 2:00pm 10:00am to 2:00pm 10:00am to 2:00pm 10:00am to 2:00pm

Cooperative Extension Basics of Water-bath Canning Learn the basics of water-bath canning and get started immediately by canning the produce from your own garden! Kristin Davis, Extension Agent, teaches hands-on techniques for preserving high acid foods. Each participant will leave with a preserved item and a canning booklet including recipes and step-by-step instructions. Register at http:// mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up $18.00

Armory Training Facility #54040

Jun 27

Fri

10:00am to 2:30pm

Bringing Nature Inside for the Holidays Learn how to make easy, beautiful decorative holiday arrangements with materials from your yard and other inexpensive supplies. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners demonstrate a variety of appealing, attractive designs sure to create a holiday atmosphere in your home. Register at http://mecklenburg. ces.ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up FREE

Armory Training Facility #54047

Nov 12

Wed 12:00am to 2:00pm

#54039

Composting A-Z Learn the how’s and why’s of home composting from proper preparation and management of compost to bin construction techniques to how to use your compost. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners teach backyard composting basics, turning leaves and kitchen scraps into a wonderful soil amendment, a gardener’s black gold! Register at http://mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/ slsregistration. Ages 18 and up FREE

Armory Training Facility #54048

Oct 22

Wed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Fall is for Planting Time to plant glorious greens, luscious lettuce, and other healthy vegetables for a holiday harvest. Extension Master Gardeners teach gardening basics like soil preparation, seeds or transplants, planting dates, harvesting techniques, and the best vegetable selections to enjoy through fall into winter and to serve at your holiday gatherings. Register at http:// mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up FREE

Armory Training Facility #54045

Sep 10

Wed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Fresh and Healthy Meal Strategies for the Busy Person I don’t have time to cook! I eat out because it is cheaper! I live alone, why should I cook? Sound familiar? Learn solutions for eating healthy in the midst of a busy schedule. Kristin Davis, Extension Agent, presents techniques for preparing quick and healthy meals, easy storage solutions for meals on the go and snack alternatives. Register at http:// mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up FREE

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Green Gifts for the Holiday

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Think green for the holidays! Join the Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension as we learn fun ways to turn sustainable items into holiday gems. This family workshop is a great way to utilize the school-day-out for Veterans’ Day to jump-start your holiday gift list. (A parent or guardian must attend with a minor participant.) Register at http://mecklenburg. ces.ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 5 and up $2.00

Armory Training Facility #54050

Nov 11

Tue

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Spreads Come jam with us as we learn the basics of jams, jellies, and other fruit spreads in a fun and interactive format. Kristin Davis, Extension Agent, teaches how to prepare fruit spreads through a hands-on class format. Each participant will take home a canned item and canning booklet including recipes and step-by-step instructions. Register at http:// mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up $18.00

Armory Training Facility #54042

Jul 25

Fri

10:00am to 2:30pm

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. 32, 36 and 39. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Family Programs & Activities From Kitchen Scraps to Garden Gold

Safe Pressure Canning for Garden Vegetables

Worm composting is a cost-effective, ecofriendly way of turning your kitchen scraps into rich organic nutrients for your garden. Extension Master Gardeners offer a step-bystep demonstration on creating a worm bin. Register at http://mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/ slsregistration. Ages 18 and up FREE

Fear your pressure canner no more! Kristin Davis, Extension Agent, teaches the basics of preserving low acid foods in a fun and interactive format. Participants will learn all the steps to pressure canning while preserving green beans in a class. Each participant will leave with a canning booklet including recipes and step-by-step instructions. Register at http://mecklenburg.ces. ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up $18.00

Armory Training Facility #54041

Jul 9

Wed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Landscaping Ideas for Beginners Fall is a great time to make changes in your landscape or to get started with beautifying your outdoor environment. Extension Master Gardeners explain some basic design techniques to teach you how to craft a more ecologically friendly and visually appealing landscape. Beginners and more experienced gardeners alike will appreciate these cost-effective ideas from plant choices to best sight lines. Register at http://mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/ slsregistration. Ages 18 and up FREE

Armory Training Facility #54047

Oct 8

Wed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Pickling your Garden Harvest Nothing says summer like fresh, homemade pickles! Kristin Davis, Extension Agent, teaches the basics for pickling fruits and veggies in a fun and interactive format. Each participant will complete a hands-on process of preparing bread and butter pickles and receives a canning booklet including recipes and step-by-step instructions. Register at http://mecklenburg.ces. ncsu.edu/slsregistration. Ages 18 and up $18.00

Armory Training Facility #54043

Aug 15

Fri

10:00am to 2:30pm

Armory Training Facility #54044

Aug 29

Fri

10:00am to 2:30pm

Fitness & Wellness Line Dance Showcase Everyone’s been to a wedding or party where guests have horded the dance floor to do the Electric Slide. But for those who take their line dancing a little more seriously, formal competitions may be the next step. This competition is for all ages and group sizes. Participants will learn the latest and hottest new dance steps. For more information, contact Alvis.James@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4811. Ages 5 and up FREE

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #57408

Jun 10

Tue

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Line Dance Open Hour For more information, contact Alvis.James@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4811. Ages 18 and up FREE

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #57419

Jun 3

Tue

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Martial Arts: Karate Ongoing: Students will learn self-confidence, discipline, and physical fitness through lessons from a certified black belt martial arts instructor. For more information, contact 704-432-6472. All Ages $41.00

Martial Arts: Tora Ha Kempo Ongoing: Learn safety awareness and self-defense through Martial Arts in a fun, structured and disciplined environment. For more information, contact Kevin Hinson at 704-533-2994. Ages 4 to 16 $5.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #56633 #56634 #56635 #56636 #56637 #56638 #56639 #56640 #56641 #56642 #56643 #56644 #56645

Jun 7-28 Jul 5-26 Aug 2-30

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

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Marion Diehl Recreation Center #59243 #59244 #59245

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center #58173 #58175 #58176

Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Jun 4-25 Jul 2-30 Aug 6-27

Wed Wed Wed

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

Special Events National Night Out National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event held the first Tuesday of August. This event is for individuals and families. Activities will include games, entertainment, food and more. All Ages FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center #58378

Aug 12

Tue

6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Athletics

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, call 704-9994071 or visit www.QueenCityDanceout.com. Ages 18 and up $8.00

21 & Up Basketball Basketball open gym for ages 21 and up. Ages 21 and up $2.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #57699 #57703

Jun 4 Jun 1

Wed Sun

6:30pm to 8:30pm 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Hickory Grove Recreation Center

Adult Volleyball Volleyball open gym – Ongoing. Ages 18 and 100 $2.00/$1.00

Marion Diehl Recreation Center #59249 #59250 #59251

Jun 2 Jul 7 Aug 4

Mon Mon Mon

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

Fitness & Wellness

18 & Up Basketball Basketball open gym – Ongoing. Ages 18 and up $2.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #56880 #56884 #56896 #56899

Jun 3 Jun 11 Jun 5 Jun 6

Tue Wed Thu Fri

12:00pm to 3:00pm 12:00pm to 3:00pm 12:00pm to 3:00pm 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Badminton open gym – Ongoing. Ages 18 and 100 $2.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center Jun 2 Jun 6 Jun 7

Mon Fri Sat

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

Marion Diehl Recreation Center #59234 #59345

Jun 4 Jun 14

Beginner exercisers will learn how to use multiple forms of resistance training such as functional movement and free weights in order to achieve fitness goals. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1431. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Arbor Glen Outreach Center

18 & Up - Badminton

#57687 #57691 #57695

Action with Jackson

Wed 6:00pm to 8:00pm Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13

Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed

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

Caribbean Fire #57337 Jun 2 #57338 Jun 9 #57339 Jun16 #57336 Jun 23 #57340 Jun 30 #57341 Jul 7 #57342 Jul 14 #57343 Jul 21 #57344 Jul 28 #57345 Aug 4 #57346 Aug 11 #57347 Aug 18 #57348 Aug 25

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Dance Out! #57349 Jun 4 #57350 Jun 11 #57351 Jun 18 #57352 Jun 25 #57353 Jul 2 #57354 Jul 9 #57355 Jul 16 #57356 Jul 23 #57357 Jul 30 #57358 Aug 6 #57359 Aug 13 #57360 Aug 20 #57361 Aug 27

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Marion Diehl Recreation Center Zumba #59239 #59240 #59241 #59242 #59237 #59337 #59338 #59339 #59340 #59238 #59341 #59342 #59343

Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26

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N’Shape with ‘N

Queen City Dancing

TMJadea Dance & Fitness LLC is designed to help our community remain healthy by ‘shaking down one pound at a time’. For more information, contact Tammy Johnson at 704502-5092 or TMJadea@gmail.com. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Ongoing: 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 704334-4848 or www.nshapewithn.com. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Combining the hottest music with easy-tofollow moves, our unique routines feature a lot of hip swinging and booty shaking, laughing and singing – and a contagious energy that can’t be beat. You escape the daily grind one hour at a time, losing pounds, gaining confidence and dancing your cares away! For more information, contact info@ queencitydanceout.com or 704-999-4071. Ages 18 and up $10.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center

#57429 #57430 #57431

#57254 #57255 #57432

Jun 2-30 Jul 7-28 Aug 4-25

Mon Mon Mon

6:15pm to 7:15pm 6:15pm to 7:15pm 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Ongoing class: 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. Ages 18 and up $40.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center Jun 2 Jun 3 Jun 11 Jun 5 Jun 7

Thu Thu Thu

5:45pm to 6:45pm 5:45pm to 6:45pm 5:45pm to 6:45pm

Wallace/Pruitt Recreation Center

Jazzercise

#56550 #56563 #56580 #56593 #56606

Jun 5 Jul 3 Aug 7

Mon Tue Wed Thu Sat

6:00pm to 7:15pm 6:00pm to 7:15pm 6:00pm to 7:15pm 6:00pm to 7:15pm 8:00am to 9:30am

#59010 #59013 #59011 #59015 #59012 #59016 #59017 #59018 #59022 #59019 #59023 #59020 #59025 #59024 #59026 #59021 #59031 #59027 #59032 #59028 #59033 #59029 #59034 #59030 #59035

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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. 32, 36 and 39. Phone and Web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Tom Sykes Recreation Center #55905 #55906 #55931 #55907 #55932 #55943 #55933 #55944 #55934 #55935 #55936 #55945 #55946 #55937 #55947 #55938 #55948 #55939 #55949 #55940 #55950 #55941 #55951 #55942 #55952

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Queen City Groove Soul Line Dance This program offers high-energy line dance classes. For more information, contact Sheila Funderburk at 980-829-2534 or at shlafnd@ yahoo.com. Ages 18 and up $5.00

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #57284 #57285 #57286 #57287 #57288 #57289

Jun 14 Jun 28 Jul 12 Jul 26 Aug 9 Aug 23

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

1:30pm to 3:30pm 1:30pm to 3:30pm 1:30pm to 3:30pm 1:30pm to 3:30pm 1:30pm to 3:30pm 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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Senior Programs & Activities Athletics Badminton Open Play Adults & Seniors Badminton is a great way to stay active and keep your competitive spirit alive for seniors. Your serve! Ages 18 and up $1.00 per day

Marion Diehl Recreation Center #59234 Ongoing Wed #59236 Ongoing Sat

6:00pm to 8:00pm 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Educational Programs Leisure and Learn Join us as we get together to kick off summer. We will be learning what we can do to keep us young and moving. It will be a chance to meet new people and reconnect with some you haven’t seen in awhile. We look forward to seeing you for lunch. Ages 55 and up $8.00

Clanton Park Indoor Shelter #58664

Jun 3

Tue

10:30pm to 1:30pm

Morning Walkers An outdoors self-pace walking program, that allows seniors to tone and strengthen the body while socializing. If it rains, option will be to use other rooms for stationary walking or exercise indoors. For more information, contact Derichard.McCoy@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov at 704-432-4811. Ages 55 and up FREE

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #57413 #57414 #57415

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 IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4580. Ages 55 and up FREE

Ivory/Baker Recreation Center #57426 Ongoing

Fri

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Senior Games Women’s Basketball 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 704588-1264 or Jean Grayson at 704-545-7880. Ages 55 and up $1.00 per day

Tom Sykes Recreation Center #55912 Ongoing

Mon

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Cultural Arts 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 per year

Tom Sykes Recreation Center Carolina Classic Cloggers #55920 Ongoing Mon Firehouse Cloggers #55923 Ongoing Thu

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

Hickory Grove Recreation Center #57410 #57411

Jun 3 Jun 10

Tue Tue

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

Fitness & Wellness 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 18 and up $2.00

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #57674 Ongoing #57679 Ongoing #57683 Ongoing

Mon Wed Fri

9:00am to 9:45am 9:00am to 9:45am 9:00am to 9:45am

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 50 and up FREE

Jun 16 Aug 18 Aug 25

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

Social Activities Senior Bridge 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

Mallard Creek Recreation Center #57489 #57495 #57499 #57503

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

Senior’s Stepping Into Fun, Adventure & Excitement Club Enjoy trips, games, recreation and social time with other active adults. For more information, contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. Ages 50 and up FREE

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center #58438 #58439 #58440

Jun 5 Jul 3 Aug 7

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

Super Senior Advocates Enjoy a morning of fun and fellowship with other seniors’ participation in educational workshops and creative activities. For more information, contact ArborGlenOutreachCenter@ MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1531. Ages 50 and up FREE

Arbor Glen Outreach Center Sock Hop #58379

Jun 4

Wed 10:00am to 12:00pm

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center

Senior Day Trips

#59036 Ongoing #59041 Ongoing #59045 Ongoing

Join us as we travel across the state for exciting day trips. For more information contact MeckSenior@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-336-8105. Ages 50 and up $45.00 Shatley Springs

Mon 10:00am to 12:00pm Wed 10:00am to 12:00pm Thu 10:00am to 12:00pm

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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 (SCNP) 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. Pre-registration is required for participation in the meal program. For more information, contact the SCNP Information Line at 704-336-3144. In addition, the SCNP 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 longterm 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 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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Marion Diehl Pool 2219 Tyvola Rd.

800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

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Aquatics Swim Lessons - Ray’s Splash Planet Session Dates: Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu (Weekday classes run Mon-Thu for 2 weeks, 8 total classes) Jun 23-July 3 Jul 7-Jul 17 Jul 21-Jul 31 Aug 4-Aug 15 Fees: Public $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Member $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 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.

Mon-Thu

5:30pm to 6:00pm #57057 #57058 #57059 #57060

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.

Mon-Thu

6:00pm to 6:45pm

#57050 #57051 #57052 #57053

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-Thu

6:45pm to 7:30pm #57070 #57071 #57072 #57073

SENIOR WATER FITNESS CLUB Summer times: Mon - Wed, 4:30pm to 5:30pm (Until CMS returns to school) Seniors 55+ can join us for gentle water movement in shallow water with beach entry. Club offers a chance to enjoy low impact work in aquatic setting. This is a free program that is offered year-round. Contact Jody Corum at 704-432-1141 for more information.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons - Marion Diehl Pool Session Dates: (Weekday classes run Mon-Thu for 2 weeks) Fees: Public Member

Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Weekday Sat Sat Sat Jun 2-12 Jun 16-26 Jul 7-17 Jul 21-31 Aug 4-14 Jun 7-28 Jul 12-Aug 2 Aug 9-23 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $40.00 $40.00 $30.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $32.00 $32.00 $24.00

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. Weekdays 4:15pm to 4:45 pm #58027 #58028 #58029 #58030 #58031 Sat 10:00am to 10:30am 6 mo. to 18 mo. (StarBabies) #57780 #57781 #57782 Sat 10:30am to 11:00am 19 mo. to 36 mo. (StarTots) #57800 #57801 #57802 SWIM SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion. Weekday 5:00pm to 5:30pm #57845 #57846 #57847 #57848 #58043 Weekday 5:30pm to 6:00pm #57849 #57950 #57851 #57852 #58047 Weekday 6:00pm to 6:30pm #57853 #57854 #57855 #57856 #58049 Sat 9:00am to 9:30am #57836 #57837 #57838 Sat 9:30am to 10:00am #57839 #57840 #57841 Sat 10:00am to 10:30am #57843 #57842 #57844 STROKE SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Intermediate Level Must be able to swim 10 yards independently to enroll. Students will learn rotary breathing on front and over arm recovery on front and back. Weekday 6:30pm to 7:00pm #57806 #57807 #57808 #57809 #57810 Sat 9:30am to 10:00am #57803 #57804 #57805 SWIM SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY Ages 6 to 12 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide, and total submersion. Weekday 4:15pm to 5:00pm #57828 #57829 #57830 #57831 #58429 Weekday 5:30pm to 6:15pm #57832 #57833 #57834 #57835 #58430 Sat 10:30am to 11:15am #57825 #57826 #57827 Sat 12:00am to 12:45pm #58431 #58432 #58433 STROKE SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY - White/Red Ages 6 to 12 Intermediate Level Must be able to swim 10 yards using over arm recovery to enroll. Students will improve over arm recovery, rotary breathing on front, flutter kick, and backstroke. Weekday 4:45pm to 5:30pm #57785 #57786 #57787 #57789 #58436 Sat 8:45am to 9:30am #57783 #57784 #58435 Sat 11:15am to 12:00pm #57790 #57798 #57796 STROKE SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY - Yellow/Green Ages 6 to 12 Advanced Level Must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke for 15 yards to enroll. Students will improve current strokes and are introduced to breaststroke, butterfly and flip turns. Weekday 6:15pm to 7:00pm #57788 #57793 #57794 #57795 #58437 Sat 11:00am to 11:45am #57792 #57799 #57797

TEEN/ADULT - Session Dates: Fees: Public Member

Weekday Weekday Weekday Sat Sat Sat Jun 2-25 July 7-30 Aug 4-20 Jun 7-28 Jul 12-Aug 2 Aug 9-23 $80.00 $80.00 $60.00 $40.00 $40.00 $30.00 $64.00 $64.00 $48.00 $32.00 $32.00 $24.00

TEEN/ADULT BEGINNER - (This class is 2x per week for 4 weeks) Ages 13 and up Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students will learn front float and glide, back float and glide and total submersion. Mon and Wed 7:00pm to 7:45pm #57817 #57818 #57819 Sat 8:15am to 9:00am #57820 #57821 #57822 TEEN/ADULT INTERMEDIATE - (This class is 2x per week for 4 weeks) Ages 13 and up Intermediate Level Students will improve their freestyle and backstroke in order to swim distances, get some exercise or just have fun. Mon and Wed 7:00pm to 7:45pm #57867 #57868 #57869 Sat 11:45am to 12:30pm #57864 #57865 #57866

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Aquatics Water Exercise - Marion Diehl Pool Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session Dates: Jun 2 - Jun 27 Jul 7- Aug 2 Aug 4- Aug 30 No class June 6 Fees: Mon,Wed,Fri (Adult/Member/Senior) $44.00/$33.00/$22.00 $48.00/$36.00/$24.00 $48.00/$36.00/$24.00 Tue & Thu (Adult/Member/Senior) $32.00/$24.00/$16.00 $32.00/$24.00/$16.00 $32.00/$24.00/$16.00 Sat (Adult/Member/Senior) $16.00/$12.00/$8.00 $16.00/$12.00/$8.00 $16.00/$12.00/$8.00

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 #57922 #57921 #57911 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30am to 9:30am #57920 #57919 #57912 Tue & Thu 8:00am to 9:00am #57918 #57917 #57913 Tue & Thu 7:00pm to 8:00pm #57916 #57915 #57914 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 #57881 #57882 #57883 Mon, Wed, Fri 7:15am to 8:15am #57875 #57877 #57879 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:15am to 9:15am #57876 #57878 #57880 Tue & Thu 9:00am to 10:00am #57884 #57885 #57886 Tue & Thu 10:00am to 11:00am #57887 #57888 #57889 Tue & Thu 1:00pm to 2:00pm #57890 #57891 #57892 Tue & Thu 7:00pm to 8:00pm #57893 #57894 #57895 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 classes. Tue & Thu 10:00am to 11:00am #57903 #57904 #57899 Tue & Thu 1:00pm to 2:00pm #57905 #57906 #57901 Tue & Thu 2:00pm to 3:00pm #57907 #57908 #57900 Tue & Thu 3:00pm to 4:00pm #57909 #57910 #57902 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 9:15am to 10:00am #57872 #57873

#57874

DEEP WATER RUNNING Moderate Intensity DEEP WATER No swimming skills required, float belts are worn. Class format involves interval running cadence class designed to improve endurance, stamina, breathing, muscle toning. Tue & Thu 2:00pm to 3:00pm #57896 #57897 #57898

Marion Diehl Pool 2219 Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210

704-432-0237

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Aquatics Swim Lessons - Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Session Dates: Weekday (Weekday classes run Mon-Thu for 2 weeks) Jun 16-26 Fees: Public Member

Weekday Jun 30-Jul 10

Weekday Weekday Weekday Sat Sat Jul 14-25 Jul 28-Aug 7 Aug 11-22 Jul 12-Aug 26 Aug 2-23

$80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00

$30.00 $30.00 $24.00 $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. Fun and water adjustment are emphasized. Sat 10:00am to 10:30am StarBabies (6 mo. to 18 mo.) #57082 #57083 Sat 10:30am to 11:00am StarTots (19 mo. to 35 mo.) #57096 #57097 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. Weekday 9:30am to 10:00am #57145 #57154 #57165 #57174 #57183 Weekday 10:00am to10:30am #57146 #57155 #57166 #57175 #57184 Weekday 4:00pm to 4:30pm #57147 #57156 #57167 #57176 #57185 Weekday 4:30pm to 5:00pm #57148 #57157 #57168 #57177 #57186 Weekday 5:00pm to 5:30pm #57149 #57158 #57169 #57178 #57187 Weekday 5:30pm to 6:00pm #57150 #57159 #57170 #57179 #57188 Weekday 6:00pm to 6:30pm #57151 #57160 #57171 #57180 #57189 Weekday 6:30pm to 7:00pm #57152 #57161 #57172 #57181 #57190 Weekday 7:00pm to 7:30pm #57153 #57162 #57173 #57182 #57191 Sat 9:00am to 9:30am #57163 #57194 Sat 9:30am to 10:00am #57164 #57195 Sat 10:00am to 10:30am #57192 #57196 Sat 10:30am to 11:00am #57193 #57197 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - PRESCHOOL Ages 3 to 5 Intermediate Level Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more. Weekday 5:30pm to 6:00pm #57098 #57099 #57100 #57101 #57102 Sat 11:00am to 11:30am #57103 #57104 STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY Ages 6 to 9 Beginner Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide and submersion. Weekday 10:30am to 11:15am #57118 #57123 #57129 #57134 #57139 Weekday 11:15am to 12:00pm #57119 #57124 #57130 #57135 #57140 Weekday 4:00pm to 4:45pm #57120 #57125 #57131 #57136 #57141 Weekday 5:30pm to 6:15pm #57121 #57127 #57132 #57137 #57142 Weekday 7:00pm to 7:45pm #57122 #57128 #57133 #57138 #57143 Sat 9:00am to 9:45am #57126 #57144 STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - PRIMARY Ages 10 to 13 Beginning Level No entry skills required. Students learn blowing bubbles, front float and glide, back float and glide and submersion. Weekday 4:45pm to 5:30pm #57198 #57200 #57203 #57205 #57207 Sat 10:30am to 11:15am #57202 #57209 STARFISH STROKE SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY / PRIMARY Ages 6 to 13 Intermediate Level Must be able to swim 25 yards using over arm recovery to enroll. Students will improve over arm recovery, rotary breathing on front, flutter kick, and backstroke. Weekday 4:00pm to 4:45pm #57084 #57087 #57091 #57094 #57294 Weekday 4:45pm to 5:30pm #57085 #57089 #57092 #57292 #57295 Weekday 6:15pm to 7:00pm #57086 #57090 #57093 #57293 #57296 Sat 9:45am to 10:30am #57088 #57095

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Registration is required for most programs whether or not there is a fee. Select one option: 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 listed throughout this guide. Phone and web registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.

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Aquatics Swim Lessons - Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Session Dates: Weekday (Weekday classes run Mon-Thu for 2 weeks) Jun 16- 26 Fees: Public Member

Weekday Jun 30- Jul 10

Weekday Weekday Weekday Sat Sat Jul 14-25 Jul 28 - Aug 7 Aug 11-22 Jul 12 - Aug 26 Aug 2 - 23 $30.00 $30.00 $24.00 $24.00

$80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00

STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - TEEN ADULT Ages 14+ Beginner Level No entry skills required. The class for the soon-to-be swimmer. Students learn front float and glide, back float and glide and total submersion. Weekday 6:15pm to 7:00pm #57111 #57112 #57113 #57114 #57115 Sat 9:15am to 10:00am #57116 #57117 STARFISH SWIM SCHOOL - TEEN ADULT Ages 14+ Intermediate Level Students will improve their freestyle and backstroke in order to swim distances, get some exercise or just have fun. Weekday 7:00pm to 7:45pm #57105 #57106 #57107 #57108 #57109

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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Jun 9 - Jul 3 Jul 7 - Aug 1 Aug 4 - Aug 29 $44.00-public / $33.00-member $48.00-public / $36.00-member $48.00-public / $36.00-member $32.00-public / $24.00-member $32.00-public / $24.00-member $32.00-public / $24.00-member

HYDROMANIA Moderate-High Intensity SHALLOW WATER All-over body toning and cardiovascular workout. Hydromania is a great way to exercise joints and muscles. Water supports joints to encourage free movement, and also acts as resistance to help build muscle strength. Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30pm to 6:30pm #57242 #57244 #57246 Tue & Thu 6:00pm to 7:00pm #57243 #57245 #57247 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. Mon, Wed, Fri 5:25pm to 5:55pm #57236 #57237 #57238 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 classes. Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00am to 12:00pm #57239 #57240

#57241

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Beginner Intensity SHALLOW WATER Gentle stretches and range-of-motion exercises keep tender joints mobile. Water bouyancy assists movements while resistance strengthens muscles that support joints. A physician’s release is required to participate. Tue & Thu 11:00am to 12:00pm #57233 #57234

#57235

WATER POLO - June 18 - August 20. $5.00 7:00pm to 9:00pm Open Water Polo every Wednesday night in the Summer. KAYAK ROLL NIGHT- June 19 - August 21 $5.00 8:00pm to 9:00pm Open every Thursday night in the Summer. Kayak is not provided. 800 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202

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Aquatics Join Us For The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson! Team WLSL™ Set to Break New World Record on June 20, 2014 The World’s Largest Simultaneous Swim Lesson Sends the Message Swimming Lessons Save Lives to Millions Around the Globe! On Friday, June 20th, 2014, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fourth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place at 3 pm GMT (11am ET, 8 am PT.)

About The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created as a platform to help aquatic facilities and the many different regional, national and international water safety organizations work

We are delighted to announce that Team WLSL successfully achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ in 2013 for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson! We had 32,450 participants hosted by 432 facilities in 13 countries. This is a 30% increase over last year’s record of 24,873 participants. Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged one to four, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

together to communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Visit www.wlsl.org to learn more.

Double Oaks Pool, 1200 Newland Road, Charlotte, NC 28206, will be serving as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2013 event. Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting WLSL.org.

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