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September 2013 - February 2014

ACTIVITIES GUIDE A guide to Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation programs, special events and facilities

INSIDE: Youth Development Program pg. 25

121 Lamon Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

“Partner In Prevention” pg. 27

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Welcome!

Total funding received: $82,800 As always, FCPR is safety conscious: in our recreation centers and parks, on ball fields and playgrounds, we take care that everyone is provided with a secure environment. This includes safety from others who are drawn to our population that can least defend themselves - children, seniors and special needs individuals. In 2007, FCPR implemented a background check program and has conducted thousands of checks on volunteer coaches, recreation center volunteers and Counselor-in-Training (CITs). Soon, we will take that policy one step further and require our volunteers to wear an ID Badge to each volunteer activity. The department will provide an ID Badge and lanyard to be worn during times of service (games, practices, camps, instructional programs, other recreation center programs). This will allow parents and others to help monitor the activities and ensure only approved volunteers are permitted with participants. It’s a small price to pay for the safety of our loved ones. We hope that you like and will support this new ID Badge policy – safety is everyone’s responsibility. Take care. Michael Gibson, Director, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation

TABLE OF CONTENTS Director’s Welcome......................................1 Feature: Gibson Receives Award................2 North Carolina Veterans Park......................3 Cape Fear River Trail...................................4 Transportation & Local History Museum...5 Riverside Dog Park......................................8 Fayetteville Community Garden..................8 Festival Park/Special Events.........................9 J. Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center.........10 Lake Rim Park...........................................14 Mazarick Park.............................................17 Athletics.....................................................19 Cultural Arts/Youth Development..............23 Feature: Youth Development Grant ..........25 School Related Programs...........................26 Feature: “Partner In Prevention”...............27 Public Fitness Equipment...........................28 Recreation Centers.....................................29 Cliffdale...............................................29 College Lakes.......................................31 Eastover-Central..................................34 Gray’s Creek.........................................37 Kiwanis................................................40 Lake Rim..............................................42

Massey Hill..........................................45 E.E. Miller............................................47 G.B. Myers...........................................50 Pine Forest............................................52 Smith....................................................54 J.S. Spivey............................................56 Stedman................................................57 Stoney Point.........................................61 Westover...............................................63 Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center.....65 Paralympic Programming..........................68 Senior Center..............................................69 Tokay Senior Fitness Center.......................73 Fees and Charges Schedule........................75 Comments & Kudos...................................77 Parks & Centers Map & Directory.............78

Fayetteville City Council* Mayor: Anthony G. Chavonne Mayor Pro Tem: James William Arp, Jr. Valencia A. Applewhite Keith A. Bates, Sr. William Joseph Leon Crisp Kady-Ann Davy Wade R. Fowler, Jr. D.J. Haire Robert Thomas Hurst, Jr. Robert A. Massey, Jr. ELLTO MPB N CA THE CITY OF FA Y

Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County: Provides an art teacher for participants of Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Centers’ Camp Challenge • Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County: Project Support Grant assists with the NC Symphony Concert • Blue Cross Blue Shield Nourishing NC: Signage for the Community Gardens • Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation: Badges for Baseball grant helps deliver a youth baseball/softball program • Cumberland Community Foundation: Summertime Kids Grant to provide a summer camp • Home & Community Care Block Grant for Older Adults: Assist with programs at the Fayetteville-Cumberland Senior Center • NC Forest Service: Urban and Community Forestry Grant to complete a tree inventory in the downtown district • Cumberland County Tourism Development Authority (TDA): Promotional funding for “Christmas in the Park.” •

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Parks and Recreation departments typically offer lots of affordable options for people looking for quality programs and activities for themselves and their families. FCPR has always strived to maintain reasonable prices and competitive rates for recreational services; it’s not always an easy task but worth it to provide opportunities that appeal to our multi-cultural and diverse population. One that helps keep costs low is to supplement with grants funds. Local, Federal and State grants provide opportunities to offer new or expand current programs and facilities. Many grants require matching funds, some provide cash; in any case, it’s worth the effort to pursue funding from different sources. Most recently FCPR has received funding from:

Cumberland County Commissioners* Chairman: Jimmy Keefe Vice-Chairman: Dr. Jeannette M. Council Billy R. King Kenneth S. Edge Edward Melvin Charles Evans Marshall Faircloth

Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission* Chairman: J.D. Pone Vice-Chairman: Harold Smelcer Henry Bowden Robert Lints Rebecca Campbell Joyce B. Malone Marsha Fogle Elvin McNeill Harvey C. Jenkins Christina S. Smith Charles Johnson Burton Lawson City Council Liaison*: Kady-Ann Davy County Commission Liaison*: Charles Evans CC Schools Liaison: Leon Mack FACVB Liaison: John Meroski Parks & Recreation Director: Michael Gibson *at time of printing

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City’s Website www.cityoffayetteville.org www.faytv7.com

County’s Website www.co.cumberland.nc.us

Free Text Alert Service Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation is now offering a free text service to notify citizens of rainouts or other important alerts.

Contact Us

To sign up, residents can text FCPRD to 84483 or visit the link: https://www.rainedout.net/ team_page.php?a=864a246217075c93bc80.

Main Office.....................................433-1547 Athletics..........................................433-1547 Parks Division.................................433-1556 E-mail...................parksrecinfo@ci.fay.nc.us Inclement Weather Hotline..............306-7325

For senior citizen’s information, text Senior to 84483. For Tokay Senior Fitness Center, text Tokay to 84483. For Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center, text Gilmore to 84483. For Special Olympics of Cumberland County, text SPOCC to 84483.


Michael Gibson, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Director, was presented the Jack “Swede” Frauson Professional Award on August 2 at the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association 34th Annual Citizen Board Member State Forum. This award is presented annually to a professional employed by a tax supported public agency for outstanding work and accomplishments in parks and recreation in association with a parks and recreation board or commission. Mr. Gibson was nominated by the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission for his leadership, hard work, dedication and vision. Mr. Gibson encourages staff to try new and different programs, to understand why some people don’t participate in parks and recreation programs and find ways to reach them and to always strive for a higher level of service. Under his leadership, programs have grown in all areas, specifically athletics, seniors and therapeutic recreation. Sports programs continue to expand to meet the growing needs of participants of all ages and offer not only the tried and true programs – football, basketball, baseball and softball, but include new sports such as rugby, lacrosse and street hockey. Michael Gibson is a true leader in the field of parks and recreation. He heads a department of approximately 163 full-time employees with a budget of close to $18 million and is responsible for all recreation centers, facilities and programs, parks and open space totaling 1,000+ acres. Mr. Gibson inherited a department that had recently combined and therefore funded by separate governments. Working with both the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, he has earned their trust by making it work efficiently and effectively - a feat in itself deserving of recognition. He constantly strives to expand current resources to provide additional programs and facilities where they are needed. Mr. Gibson deserves recognition for all of the good things that have resulted from his dedication to the parks and recreation field. He has been the catalyst behind the continued development of a parks and recreation department which is highly regarded by the community, receptive to community needs and requests and continues to strive to better serve the citizens of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

FEATURE: GIBSON RECEIVES AWARD

Michael Gibson Receives the Jack “Swede” Frauson Professional Award

Michael Gibson, FCPR Director, and members of the FCPR Advisory Commission

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NORTH CAROLINA VETERANS PARK 3

North Carolina Veterans Park 300 Bragg Boulevard, 433-1457 or 433-1224 Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm

Closed Mon., except open on Federal Holidays when hours will be 10 am-5pm Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

www.ncveteranspark.org GENERAL INFORMATION

Fayetteville is proud to be the home of the North Carolina Veterans Park. The first state park dedicated to military veterans – young and old…living or deceased…from all branches of the Armed Services; Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. With its rich military heritage, Fayetteville is the perfect place to house the North Carolina Veterans Park. The city’s beautifully revitalized downtown is a fitting location, given the spirit of renewal embodied in the park. What’s more, North Carolina is proud to call itself the “Most Military Friendly” state, and the Veterans Park incorporates many natural and architectural elements that represent the state. Symbolic features pay homage to the veterans from all 100 counties of North Carolina and represent the citizens who support them.

The primary theme of the North Carolina Veterans Park (NCVP) is a “Veteran’s Journey: life before, during, and after service.” The secondary theme is rebirth and healing. This park represents that redevelopment. www.fcpr.us

A 3,500 square foot Visitors Center anchors the park near the entrance. The Visitors Center includes a Service Ribbon Wall made of fused glass, representing every service medal awarded since the Civil War, as well as a unique chandelier made from 33,500 “dog tags” (service member identification tags). There is also an interactive globe that allows you to pinpoint a location and learn about the heroic events that happened there. Outside the Visitors Center is the North Carolina Soils Wall, built with soil collected from the state’s 100 counties. Native soils from North Carolina are featured and used throughout the park. Numerous fountains and sculptures help tell the story of a service member’s journey through their military career and beyond.

EXHIBITS AND EVENTS

Korean War Exhibit

Stop inside the Visitors Center to see our latest exhibit: North Carolina in the Korean War. Learn more about this conflict, those who served, and its impact on our state. Opens Tues., Aug. 6 and runs through the new year.

Veterans Day Ceremony and Family Day Join us for the City of Fayetteville’s Veterans Day Ceremony. The park is a perfect backdrop for honoring all those, past and present, who serve. The ceremony will be held on Sat., Nov. 9. following the parade.

North Carolina Veterans Park is supported with funds from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

For more information, call (910) 433-1547


Between Clark Park and Jordan Soccer Complex GENERAL INFORMATION The trail is a 10-foot wide paved path for walkers, joggers, bicyclists and others utilizing non-motorized transportation. It winds for nearly four miles, one-way, through a beautiful blend of trees, plants and wildlife with spectacular views of the river. The terrain can be flat or slightly hilly. In addition to the wooden bridges, including one covered bridge, there is a 700-foot boardwalk through the marsh and wetlands near Clark Park. Along the trail are interpretive signs explaining the wildlife and plant life found in the area. There are more than 700 species of plants and trees, and 150 species of birds. The River Trail area is also home to an unusual combination and diversity of hardwood trees. Frogs, lizards and turtles are common sights, with an occasional deer. The trail is designated as part of the East Coast Greenway. The Greenway is a series of urban trails and greenways that will eventually connect from Maine to Key West, Florida, similar to the Appalachian Trail.

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Jordan Soccer Complex

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Sandy Dam Bridge

Covered Bridge & Trestle Boardwalk

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Three Ravines Bridge

EASTWOOD AVENUE Boardw alk

RAMSEY STREET

Evans Creek Bridge

The trail is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to dusk. Restrooms are located at the Jordan Soccer Complex and at the Clark Park Nature Center during Clark Park’s operating hours. Portalets are also located along the trail. There are two locations to stop for water. Benches and tables available to rest and enjoy the solitude. Security call boxes are provided intermittently along the trail for immediate emergency response. The trail is actively patrolled or otherwise monitored. Warm weather brings out mosquitoes and other insects. Insect repellant should be worn. The trail is not a loop. Ity is four miles long, one-way. Plan your walk so that you will have transportation waiting where you finish. The trail is open for walking, jogging, bicycling and rollerblading and other non-motorized transport. Please respect private property and remain on the trail or within a designated trail area, such as an overlook. Trash should be placed in receptacles provided. Keep the trail beautiful. Pets must be leashed. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Some sections of the trail are steep and therefore hazardous. Bicyclists are to maintain speeds under 15 mph and yield to pedestrians. Carefully control your bike on slopes.

CAPE FEAR RIVER TRAIL

Cape Fear River Trail

Clark Park

Parking

SHERMAN DRIVE

For more information, call (910) 433-1547

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TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM 5

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

325 Franklin Street, 433-1457, 433-1458, or 433-1944; Tues.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm Admission is Free GENERAL INFORMATION The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is the hub for history in Downtown Fayetteville. From the history enthusiast to families looking for fun, there is something for everyone here. The Historic Properties division operates the museum, Museum Annex, the North Carolina Veterans Park, and city owned historic sites to include the Market House. The museum has oversight of the two National Register Districts and Local Landmarks.

About the Museum

Located in the beautifully restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot, the museum offers two floors of engaging, artifact-filled exhibits. The rich history of our area is told from pre-history through the early 20th century. Favorite spots in the museum include the model train room, steamboat interactive, and the recreated Station Agent’s Office.

Museum Annex

Conveniently located next door to the museum, the annex continues Fayetteville’s story with automobiles and airplanes. Vintage cars, the recreated 1920s gas station, and Fayetteville’s 1880s Silsby Steam Pump Engine are a delight. Exhibit topics also include local law enforcement and fire department history, farm life, and the early years of Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Field.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is a wonderful educational resource of the City of Fayetteville. In addition to a self-guided experience, we offer guided tours for schools, home school groups, scouts, churches, civic groups, military units, and more. Tours are free and can be adapted to suit the needs of a wide range of ages and educational objectives.

Tours of the Museum and Annex

Let staff lead the way through our exhibits. Our tours emphasize transportation and local history using and “now and then” approach to make the past relevant.

Downtown Walking Tours

Discover the history of local landmarks and walk in the footsteps of historically significant personalities with a tour of Fayetteville’s Downtown Historic District. Your customized tour may include a visit to the Market House, the Fayetteville Light Infantry Museum and Armory, one of a number of historic churches, Liberty Point, Cool Spring Tavern, and Cross Creek Cemetery.

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Preschool Special Emphasis Tours

We offer themed experiences for visitor’s ages 3 to 5. Each program includes a sing-along, story time and exploration of specific artifacts in the museum and annex.

Local Government Program

Step inside City Hall to learn more about our local government. Held inside City Council Chambers, this experience highlights the role of local government and how it operates. Students can role-play various positions in the Council Chambers and given a behind the scenes tour of the Emergency 911 Center.

Local History Talks

Need a speaker for your upcoming program or event? Staff at the museum offer presentations on a variety of local history topics to organizations and groups in the community. Whether it is military heritage, historic preservation, or anything related to Fayetteville or Cumberland County’s history, we can help make your program a historical success. For more information or to schedule a tour or program call 433-1457, 433-1458 or 433-1944. We open early for groups and experiences can be shortened, lengthened, or tailored to meet your group’s needs.

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There is always something special to see and do at the museum so stop by and see us often. Admission to programs and exhibits is free unless noted.

Farmers Market

A Farmers Market and City Market are hosted on the grounds of the museum every Wed. and Sat. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and other farm products are offered for sale. These seasonal offerings along with plants, flowers, pottery, tea, soap, candles, jewelry, and more can be purchased on Wed. from 3-6 pm and on Sat. from 9 am-1 pm. April marks the kick-off for the 2013 market season though some vendors appear year-round.

Market House Museum Exhibit

A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville opened as a finale of the 250th Anniversary Celebration of Fayetteville in Nov. 2012. This permanent exhibit located in the historic Market House highlights the history of the State House, Market House and Market Square and connects the greater history of our community to the landmark location. Dozens of images and maps are combined with historical details to create a comprehensive presentation of the history of Downtown Fayetteville. Groups (12 or more) can schedule a tour of the exhibit or it is open to the general public in conjunction with 4th Friday activities from 6-10 pm on the 4th Friday of Jan. through Nov.

4th Fridays at the Market House Museum

The Market House, which is Cumberland County’s only National Historic Landmark is open to the public on 4th Fridays from 6-10 pm. Explore the exhibit A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville. In addition to the permanent exhibit, view a different local history exhibit each month. Special exhibits for this season are: Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.

Early Fayetteville Academies and Schools Cross Creek Cemetery Fayetteville Victorian Christmas No 4th Friday Fayetteville Architecture Charles Chesnutt

4th Fridays at the Museum

Experience a “night at the museum” every 4th Friday. In addition to the museum being open, the grounds will host various venues of interest. From musicians, vintage automobiles, artists, or historical demonstrations, there will be something special happening during the 4th Friday programs which run Jan. through Nov. from 6-10 pm, unless cancelled due to weather.

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Terry Sanford High School Centennial Exhibit

2013 marks 100 years since the first class of Fayetteville High School received their diplomas. The museum, in collaboration with the school’s centennial, is hosting a commemorative exhibit with historic highlights and artifacts through Nov. The exhibit traces the history of what is now Terry Sanford High School and the various locations of the school and monumental experiences of students there.

A Victorian Era Christmas in Fayetteville

This “Tiny Tim” sized exhibit highlights the history of some of our most beloved Christmas traditions and how Fayetteville celebrated the holidays in the late 19th Century. Dec. 10- Jan. 4.

History of Fayetteville’s Jewish Community Exhibit

From the early nineteenth century to the present, our Jewish citizens of Fayetteville have contributed greatly to the religious and cultural richness of the city. Their civic, economic, and political ties have strengthened this community. Explore this exhibit filled with artifacts and images emphasizing the early 19th century through the mid-20th century. The exhibit runs through early 2014.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

Cumberland County Goes to War is our exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. This exhibit features artifacts, pictures, documents, and educational panels which explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home front. This is an ongoing exhibit.

War of 1812 Exhibit

In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, visitors can experience Fayetteville and Cumberland County in the War of 1812. This exhibit highlights the military, political, and social history of the era. National events such as the inspiration for our National Anthem, the burning of the White House, and Battle of New Orleans will set the stage for events affecting North Carolina. Learn about the state’s defense measures and the British invasion along our coast. Explore the weapons and tactics of Napoleonic warfare and gain a greater understanding of the war’s impact on the home front in Fayetteville and the surrounding area. This is an ongoing exhibit.

War of 1812 Living History

Museum staff will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 with an engaging living history program. Staff in period dress will describe social, political, and military aspects of the era. Look for the exciting details to be announced soon.

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EXHIBITS

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Fall Foliage River Tours

Take a leisurely two hour tour of the Cape Fear River enjoying the autumn ambiance. Learn about Fayetteville’s early importance as a colonial port city and trade center. Explore many historic features along the river and enjoy the natural beauty of the river, flora, and animals. Call to reserve your spot on our waiting list, when the season is at peak color, we will call you with the dates and times. Space is very limited and pre-registration is required. $20/person

Historic Hauntings and Cross Creek Cemetery Tour

The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival works with the museum to offer tours which will focus on historic events in Fayetteville of a shocking and frightening nature this Oct. Join us as we discover some of Fayetteville’s darkest moments in history. Also in Oct., the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival will conduct cemetery tours at 7, 8, and 9 pm. Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1 is Fayetteville’s oldest municipal cemetery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic facts, early legends, burial customs, and famous stone cutters, come together in this informative and entertaining candle light tour. For more information about times and fees of Historic Hauntings or the Cemetery Tours, contact the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival office 323-1934.

Veterans Day Vintage Car Show

Historic Churches Tour

Join us Dec. 16 from 9 am-noon as we take a look at six of the Downtown National Register churches. Learn about the religious history of our community and see these beautiful churches dressed for the holidays. Participants will travel to the various churches by bus and space is limited. Pre-registration is required and the fee is $3/person. Call the museum early to reserve your spot.

Seasonal Bus Tours

Let us be your guide to some of the area’s most historically significant sites with one of our history-themed bus tours. Travel by bus on one of these half-day or full day tours for a small fee of $3/person. Themes include African-American Heritage, Downtown Military History, Historic Churches, Civil War History, Religious Heritage, Architecture, and more. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call the museum for dates and times.

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The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, Cape Fear Mopars, and the Hope Mills Cruizers will sponsor a vintage car show on Sat., Nov. 9. Visitors can explore the museum grounds packed with antique, vintage, and late-model customized cars from noon-3 pm. Car registration begins at 9 am with judging at noon. Awards will be presented in a number of categories. Free.

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RIVERSIDE DOG PARK/COMMUNITY GARDEN

Riverside Dog Park 555 N. Eastern Boulevard

GENERAL INFORMATION This Fayetteville facility has gone to the dogs – literally! Riverside Dog Park, located near the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, is open each day dawn to dusk; dogs outside the enclosed area must be on a leash. A small enclosure is provided for small dogs that weigh less than 25 pounds and another, larger area is set aside for larger dogs. All dogs must be legally licensed and have current vaccinations; tags must be securely attached to the dog’s collar. Have fun with your dog at Riverside!

Fayetteville Community Garden Intersection of Vanstory and Mann Streets

GENERAL INFORMATION Fayetteville has a community garden, a 5 acre tract of land with plots available to citizens for the planting vegetables, flowers and herbs. The concept of community gardening is very simple; patrons rent space and FCPR supplies garden boxes, compost and water. The garden is organic in nature therefore no chemicals or synthetic herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or fertilizers will be allowed. Plots are raised beds approximately 20 ft. by 20 ft. Gardening is a wonderful activity for all ages and can be physically and mentally engaging. The potential benefits are endless. Plots may be rented for $25, with the option to renew in Jan. of each year. For rental information contact FCPR administrative office. (910) 433-1547. Open year round during daylight hours; $25/Jan.-Jan.

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FESTIVAL PARK/SPECIAL EVENTS

Festival Park 335 & 345 Ray Avenue

GENERAL INFORMATION Festival Park, located at the corner of Ray Avenue and Rowan Street in downtown Fayetteville, has been described as the “crown jewel of downtown.” Consisting of 14 acres, it opened in April 2007, and created a class venue consistent with the quality of life that is our community’s hallmark.

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An infrastructure for special event vendor booths to include power and water on a creatively patterned pavement promenade that enables quick planning and set-up for festivals A main stage that can accommodate performances and events on its 40’ x 66’ surface Grass lawn seating for intimate groups as well as large crowds for community celebrations ranging in the thousands Support areas to include backstage dressing rooms, loading dock, concession area and public restroom Pedestrian walkways that tie into a creek trail

Festival Park is available for rent for your special event. Call 433-1547 for fees and availability.

Special Events Fayetteville-Cumberland Metric Century Bike Ride Presented by

12, 30 or 62-mile Bike Ride through Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Starts at Festival Park. All proceeds go to benefit Special Olympics Cumberland County. Register at FCPR Administrative Office and online at www.active.com. On-site registration begins at 7 am on the day of the ride. Ride safe - wear a helmet! For more information, call 433-1547. All Ages; Sat., Oct. 5; 8 am Early Registration; Aug. 1-Sept. 15; $20 includes T-shirt After Sept. 15; $20

Haunted Hayride

Located at Arnette Park, the Haunted Hayride is a one-mile open-air ride that transports you to Marlowe Mansion (our haunted house). NOTE: This event is designed to scare and is not recommended for small children. For more information, call 433-1547. For inclement weather, call 306-7325. Fri. and Sat.; Oct. 25-26; 7-9 pm; $2/person

Christmas in the Park

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Located at Arnette Park, enjoy a leisurely stroll on our ½ mile paved walking trail while taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. Don’t forget to stop by and visit with Santa! For more information, call 433-1547. For inclement weather, call 306-7325. All Ages; Fri., Dec. 6-Sun., Dec. 22; 6-9 pm; $2/person www.fcpr.us

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631 Sherman Drive, 433-1579 March-Oct.: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm; Sat. 8 am-noon Nov.-Feb.: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION Clark Park is the city’s second largest regional park and is considered a gem by those who frequent it. It was designed, and remains a natural woodland area dedicated to preserving the environment and educating the public on North Carolina plants and wildlife. Three trails wind through the park and along the Cape Fear River. The Nature Center showcases both static displays and live animals. Park rangers educate visitors at the center, along the park trails and through school visits. Rangers conduct events at the park such as nature fairs, basic astronomy and animal print tracking and much more. A visit to the Nature Center can include a picnic at one of the eight tables on the back deck overlooking the woods and waterfall. For those interested in walking, jogging or bicycling, use the main parking lot to start a visit to the Cape Fear River Trail, a four mile paved linear trail running between the park and the Jordan Soccer Complex. A sign at the corner of the parking lot directs patrons to the trailhead.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Educational Field Trips

The rangers at Clark Park Nature Center offer a variety of ranger-guided environmental interpretative programs dealing with natural history, flora and wildlife for organized groups. A ranger will guide you through the nature center as you discover the many exhibits and live animals. Your group will also learn about the native plants, animal signs, habitats and more as we traverse the park’s trails. These programs are free and by reservation only.

Outreach Programs

A ranger can come to your location and lead a nature program for your class on a variety of topics. Reservation in advance required. Cumberland County Schools are free. Other groups $25 per 1 hour program. Meet the Animals: Using live and mounted animals, skulls and skeletons, this program explores the five vertebrate classes of animals, their adaptations and habitats. Length 1 hour; $25/program Snakes Alive: This interactive program explores the biology and benefits of snakes. A live snake will be presented. Limited to 30 students per program. Length 1 hour; $25/program

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Environmental Mobile Unit (EMU)

Clark Park utilizes a twenty-four foot mobile educational trailer that enables rangers to provide outreach programs for schools and community groups and events within Cumberland County. The EMU houses wildlife pelts, skulls, and reptile and amphibian models, along with other exhibits. Some restrictions apply. Call the Nature Center for information and reservations. Public Cumberland County Schools are free. Other groups are $25/hour including travel time.

CLARK PARK & NATURE CENTER

J. Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center

Preschool Programming Growing up Wild Field Trips

Growing up Wild is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, these programs provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. These programs meet Head Start Domains and NAEYC Accreditation Criteria. Call for reservations and details. $1/student Grow as We Go: H.S. Domains - 1A1, 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 1B5, 3B1, 4A5, 4B1, 4B2, 5A1, 5B2, 7A4, 8C3 Seed Need: H.S. Domains - 1A3, 1A4, 1A5, 1B1, 1B3, 3A4, 3A5, 3A6, 4A1, 4A2, 4A3, 5A2, 5C2, 5B1, 6E2, 8C3 Lunch for a Bear: H.S. Domains - 1A2, 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 2A3, 3C2, 4A4, 4A5, 4B2, 5B1, 5B2, 5D2, 8C3

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CLARK PARK & NATURE CENTER

Deep Blue Sea: H.S. Domains - 1A3, 1A4, 1B1, 1B3, 2A3, 3C2, 4A2, AB2, AB4, 5B2 Wildlife Water Safari: H.S. Domains – 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 2A3, 2D1, 3A2, 5B2, 5C1, 6E3, 7A4, 8C4 Backbone Bonanza: H.S. Domains - 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 1B4, 2A3, 3C2, 3C3, 4B1, 4B3, 5B1, 5B2, 5D2, 7C3, 8C1 Wiggling Worms: H.S. Domains - 1A3, 1B1, 1B2, 1B3, 2A3, 3A5, 4A4, 4B2, 5B2, 5D1, 6E3, 7C2, 8C3 Looking at Leaves: H.S. Domains - 1A2, 1A3; 1B1; 1B2; 1B3; 2A3; 3B3; 3C2; 4A1, 4A2, 4B2, 6C1 Tracks: H.S. Domains - 1A2, 1A3, 1A4, 1B1, 1B3, 1B5, 2A3, 3C4, 4A2, 4B1, 5B2, 8A1

GROWING UP WILD EARLY CHILDHOOD NATURE EXPLORATION Growing Up Wild is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, these programs provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. These programs are hands-on and include a craft. Call Clark Park to pre-register.

Backbone Bonanza

Terrific Turkeys: H.S. Domains - 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 1C2, 2A3, 3A6, 3C4, 4B2, 4A5, 5A1, 5B1, 5D1, 6C3, 8C2

We have backbones and so do other animals. Discover what we have in common and some of distinguishing characteristics that make these animals different. 3-7 yrs; Tues., Sept. 3; 1-2 pm; $1 (cash only)

Who Lives in a Tree: H.S. Domains- 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 1B5, 2E1, 2E2, 3A2, 3A6, 4A3, 4A5, 4B1, 4B2, 5C1, 5D1, 7A3, 8A1

Looking at Leaves

Oh Deer: H.S. Domains - 1A1, 1A4, 1B1, 1B3, 3A3, 4B1, 5B1, 6C1, 6D3, 6E4, 7B1

We will traverse the trails at Clark Park and learn to compare the different leaves. 3-7 yrs; Tues., Oct. 1; 1-2 pm; $1 (cash only)

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Terrific Turkeys

Nature Totes

The Nature Center now offers Nature Totes available for check out. Each tote is designed for children Pre-K-Grade 4. Nature totes contain books, games, lesson and hands-on activities, art and more. Totes can be kept for 1 week from the date of check out. Subjects include birds, trees, mammals, wildlife gardening, spiders/insects and amphibians/reptiles.

Cape Fear River Trail Golf Cart Tours ***SENIORS***

For seniors and persons with permanent limited physical abilities, interpretive golf cart tours along the Cape Fear River Trail are available for individuals or groups of up to five people. Riders must be able to grasp and hold safety handles. Reservations are required; Free

Have you ever wondered what turkeys eat? Learn where turkeys live and what they eat as we explore these animals. 3-7 yrs; Tues., Nov. 7; 1-2 pm; $1 (cash only)

Bird Beak Buffet

Learn about the special functions of bird beaks through this hands-on activity and learn about what winter birds might be in your neighborhood. 3-7 yrs; Tues., Dec. 3; 1-2 pm; $1 (cash only)

Tracks

Explore what animal trails might be in the woods. We will compare and make tracks of our own. 3-7 yrs; Tues., Feb. 4; 1-2 pm; $1 (cash only)

Camping

Camping can be an added part of your adventure by staying overnight at Clark Park. A semi-primitive campground is available for rent that includes a fire-ring and outdoor restrooms with a cold shower. There is no electricity. An advance reservation with payment is necessary. Rates: Family; $10/day; Groups up to 25 individuals; $25/day ($1 each additional person over 25)

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Everyone is invited to Clark Park for a nature story and craft time with a different theme each month. This program is held the 3rd Tues. of each month. Pre-registration is required. 6-under yrs accompanied by an adult; 3rd Tues. of each month; 1-2 pm; Free Sept. 17: Birds Oct. 15: Bats Nov. 19: Turkeys Dec. 17: Reindeer Jan. 21: Animals in winter Feb. 21: Opossums

SATURDAY FAMILY PROGRAMS

Take a Child Outside Initiative

In nature’s classroom every lesson is a different discovery. Put on your detective hat and uncover the clues to discover how animals adapt to their environment no matter the season. This program is brought to you through a partnership with the Sandhills Area Land Trust and is taught by one of their certified environmental educators. Pre-registration required 5 days prior to program date. Grade 4 students, Parents required to stay; Sat.; Sept. 7, 14, Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7, 14, Jan. 11, 25, Feb., 8, 22, March 15, 22; 10-11:30 am; $5 each

Guided Nature Center Tour and Trail Hike

Discover the animals that live in the Nature Center through a ranger-guided tour. Then, the ranger will led a hike on one of the trails in the park. All ages; Sat., Sept. 14; 11:30 am-1 pm; Free

Guided Nature Center Tour

Discover the animals that live in the Nature Center through a ranger-guided tour. All ages; Sat., Oct. 5; 10-11 am; Free

Spiders

Our 8-legged friends may be a little creepy, but they are also interesting and important to the natural world. Learn about our local spiders, scorpions, mites and other arachnids. Find out which ones are helpful and which ones you should look out for. All ages; Sat., Oct. 12; noon-1 pm; Free

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Senior Archery Clinic

The archery class is designed to introduce the sport of archery to senior adults. Participants will use state of the art compound bows as they learn the basics of archery. Safety, proper stance and follow through will be taught. You will be hitting the bull’s eye in no time. Register through the Senior Center 55+; Mon., Oct. 7; 9:30-11:30 am; Free

Ghosts of the Sandhills

North Carolina has a long and mysterious history. Come and learn some of the local lore and legends as you listen to stories of this region’s haunted past. All ages; Mon., Oct. 28; 10-11 am; Free

Snakes From Around the World

Jake the Snake will be presenting his collection of snakes from around the world, as well as local venomous snakes for you to familiarize yourself with. Celebrate snakes at Clark Park and learn how they benefit you. 5+; Mon., Oct. 28; 11 am-noon; Free

Campfire Program

Gather around the campfire for an evening of marshmallows roasting, storytelling, skits, songs and games. Fun for the whole family! Dress for outdoors. Bring water and a flashlight with a red lens. We will meet at the Nature Center and take a short walk to the campground. Promptness is essential. Pre-registration required by Nov. 7. All ages; Fri., Nov. 8; 6-7:30 pm; $3/participant at the door

Creative Nature Ornaments

Join us at Clark Park and make nature crafts to hang on your holiday tree. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 26. 6+; Wed., Nov. 27; 11 am-noon; $5/participant

Winter Break Survival Day-Camp

Is your child getting restless and bored? Get them out of the house and bring them to Clark Park. Campers will discover the nature around them while learning to survive in it. Activities include shelter building, campfire cooking, archery, orienteering and more. Registration required by Dec. 30 at Clark Park Nature Center. 8-13 yrs; Tues., Dec. 31; 9 am-3 pm; $30

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NATURE STORY TIME

Groundhog Festival

Come out and celebrate Groundhog Day at Clark Park with live groundhogs, crafts, games and more. Dress for the outdoors. All ages; Fri., Jan. 31; 11 am-2 pm; Free

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RHODES POND ADVENTURES Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) have partnered to bring programming to Rhodes Pond. Located in the north eastern part of Cumberland County, a few miles from Godwin, this historical, black-water, 460-acre cypress pond is equipped with a boat ramp and fishing piers for the sportsman to enjoy. The NCWRC have plans to update their recreation facilities at this location. From Fayetteville take I-95 N to exit 65. Turn right on GodwinFalcon Rd. Then, make the first left on Sherrill Baggett Rd. until it ends on Dunn Rd. Turn right onto Dunn Rd. and go about Âź mile to entrance of the parking lot.

Canoeing Rhodes Pond

Park rangers will lead a canoe tour on Rhodes Pond. No experience is necessary to participate in this paddling adventure, however, it is helpful. Most of our canoes have three seats with backrests for the paddlers. For those who do not wish to paddle a middle seat is provided. The calm water of this majestic pond makes it ideal for those wanting a relaxing float. Seniors are encouraged to participate. You will be captivated by the natural beauty of the one of our counties most overlooked gems. All equipment is provided. Register at Clark Park Nature Center. 8+ (must be 12+ to paddle); Fri., Sept. 6; 6-7:30 pm; $10

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2214 Tar Kiln Drive, 433-1018 Park Hours: Mar.-Oct. 7 am-9 pm; Nov.-Feb. 7 am-5 pm Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Whether you want to take a stroll on the one-mile border trail through the wetlands to Bones Creek, play a game of soccer with friends, or have a family picnic, Lake Rim Park offers something for everyone. An assortment of outdoor amenities, including picnic areas, horseshoe pits, walking trails, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, athletic fields, natural areas, a Native American themed garden, and children’s playgrounds are here for you to enjoy. All facilities are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis unless they are reserved. To find out how you can reserve a picnic shelter or athletic field for your special event contact the park office. Well-behaved, furry family members are welcome to enjoy a walk around the park too, but they must be on a leash and under your control at all times. THANK YOU FOR CLEANING UP AFTER YOUR PETS!!

PARK PROGRAMS All programs will meet at the Gillis Information Center unless otherwise noted. You must pre-register for all programs. Register early; space is limited in most classes or if enrollment is low the class will be cancelled. Please contact the park office if you would like to receive copies of our monthly calendars.

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

Try your hand at fishing without buying the equipment. This program allows you to borrow a rod and reel for 24 hours and provides a great opportunity for the whole family to get outside. A driver’s license is required to register. All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-5 pm; Free

Lake Rim Park Scavenger Hunt

Pick up a self-guided scavenger hunt worksheet from the office to take along with you as you explore the park. They are free and fun for families, groups or individuals. All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-5 pm; Free

Educational Group Programs

Lake Rim Park offers ranger-led environmental and history programs. Topics offered include: wetlands, animal adaptations, beaver ecology, tree identification, rocks and minerals, fossils, insects, the naval stores industry, local Native American cultures and more. Groups will have a chance to experience the natural world and visit actual historic sites on the property. Programs are offered by appointment only. This is a great opportunity for schools, churches, civic groups and scouts to learn about our world. We can also travel to your site if you cannot make it to the park. All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-5 pm; Programs taught at the park are free, outreach programs are $25 excluding Cumberland County Public Schools

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Castles In The Sand

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Lake Rim Park

Couldn’t make it to the beach this summer? Then bring your preschooler to Lake Rim Park to try their hand at making sand castles. Shovels, pails, sand castle molds, water and plenty of sand will be provided as we turn our volleyball court into a beach. Look for seashells, dig a hole or make a fort under the shade of a tent. Bring a chair and watch the children have fun in this unstructured play date. Call to register by Tues., Sept. 10, space is limited. 5-under yrs with an adult; Wed., Sept. 11; 9-11 am; Free

Interpretive Hike

Join a park ranger on a 1-mile hike down the Border Trail. Learn about the history, plants, and animals of the Lake Rim area and the Sandhills. The pace will be leisurely with plenty of opportunities for questions. Call to register by the weekday before the program. All ages; Mon., Sept. 16 and Fri., Nov. 1; 3-4 pm; Free

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Before the age of modern medicine, people had to know how to use different plants to treat their ailments. Native plants also served as a source of food for those who knew how to properly collect and prepare them. Join a park ranger on a guided hike along the Border Trail as you learn about the edible and medicinal plants of N.C. Call to register by Tues., Sept. 24 All ages; Wed., Sept. 25; 3-4:30 pm; Free

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Nature Sprouts

Preschoolers will have a chance to discover nature while making new friends. A new topic will be explored each session through stories, crafts, and activities. Call by the Tues. before the program to register, space is limited. Programs in Dec., Jan., and Feb. will be held at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center located next door to Lake Rim Park. 3-6 yrs with a parent; 10-11 am; Free Thurs., Sept. 26: Spiders Thurs., Oct. 17: Bats Thurs., Nov. 21: Turkeys Thurs., Dec. 12: Bears Thurs., Jan. 23: Fish Thurs., Feb. 13: Opossums

Dinosaurs in the Dirt

After a brief introduction to dinosaurs, children will venture to the volleyball court to dig for “dinosaur bones” and play in our “giant sand box.” Shovels, buckets, and, of course, dinosaurs will be provided for children to play with. Groups can set-up an appointment for a scheduled program. Call to register by Tues., Oct. 1, space is limited. 5-under yrs with an adult; Wed., Oct. 2; 9-11 am; Free

Alphabet Hike

For a fun way to explore the park, go on an Alphabet Hike with your little ones. Children will enjoy the fun of a scavenger hunt as they search for the letters of the alphabet while walking the Border Trail. Each letter is a clue to something that is found in the park. This is a guided hike with a park ranger. Groups can set-up an appointment for a private hike. Call to register by Wed., Oct. 9, space is limited. 3-5 yrs with an adult; Thurs., Oct. 10; 10-11 am; Free

Beginning Rod Building Course

This course is a combination of instruction, demonstration, and hands on time spent in the construction of a 6 foot spinning rod. This introductory course provides the student with the necessary instructions to start and complete their first rod. The North Carolina Wildlife Commission is providing this workshop free of charge with all materials included. Call 868-5003 to register. 14+ with a participating adult; Tues., Oct. 15-Thurs., Oct. 17; 6:30-9 pm; Free

Soft Plastics Lure Making Class

Learn to make soft plastic fishing lures and enjoy the satisfaction of catching fish with your creations. Our workshop teaches the basic techniques for molding a variety of soft plastic lures used for fishing in both saltwater and freshwater. The North Carolina Wildlife Commission is providing this workshop free of charge with all materials included. Call 868-5003 to register. 8+ with a participating adult; Thurs., Nov. 7; 6:30-9 pm; Free

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Winter Preschool Nature Series

These programs are specially geared for younger audiences and will feature hands-on, kid-friendly activities that teach about nature. Classes will be held at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center next door to Lake Rim Park. Call to register by day before the program, space is limited. 3-6 yrs with an adult; 10-11 am; Free Wed., Dec. 4: Insects Wed., Jan. 15: Mammals Wed., Feb. 5: Reptiles

Basic Fly Tying Course

This beginner course is designed to provide the student with a basic knowledge of fly tying tools, materials, patterns, and tying techniques. The course is taught in a progression that allows the students to build on their skills and steadily advance toward more complex flies. In this course students will complete 6 fly patterns over 10 hours of instruction. The North Carolina Wildlife Commission is providing this workshop free of charge with all materials included. Call 868-5003 to register. 14+ with a participating adult; Wed., Dec. 4-Fri., Dec. 6; 6:30-9 pm; Free

Historical Tour

Join a park ranger on a guided walk through Lake Rim Park as you learn about the region’s past. You will hear about the mysterious sand mound people, our ties with the Civil War, Fayetteville’s turpentine industry and Lake Rim’s colorful past. Call to register by Thurs., Dec. 5. All ages; Fri., Dec. 6; 2-3:30 pm; Free

Fishing Lanyard Class

A fishing lanyard is a great way to keep commonly used fishing tools and items easily within reach on your next fishing trip. The Pechmann Center staff will show you how to create your own fishing lanyard or create one to give as a gift. This fun activity is a great way to spend time with the kids and create something special that is sure to get plenty of use over the years. Call 868-5003 to register. All ages; Wed., Dec. 18; 7-8:30 pm; Free

Winter Hike

It may be chilly outside but that’s no excuse not to get out and go for a walk. Bundle up and join a park ranger on an interpretive hike as you explore the park this winter. Bring binoculars to view birds and learn about a variety of evergreen plants that bring color to the forest even in winter. Call to register by the day before the hike. All ages; Thurs.; Jan. 23 and Feb. 20; 3-4 pm; Free

Stars and Constellations

Winter nights are the premier time to view the night sky. Learn about our constellations and other celestial objects and the folklore behind them. Bring telescopes and binoculars if you have them. Call to register by Thurs., Jan. 30. All ages; Fri., Jan. 31; 6:30-8 pm; Free For more information, call (910) 433-1547


If you are crazy about birds, then this class is for you. We will talk about bird behavior, identification, feeding, and watching. You will also have a chance to help us count the birds in the park for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Be prepared for a short hike and bring binoculars if you have them. Call to register by the weekday before the program. 8+; Fri., Feb. 14; 3:30-4:30 pm; Mon., Feb. 17; 10-11 am; Free

The Man in the Moon

Join us as we learn more about our satellite, the Moon. We will observe the surface of the moon with binoculars and telescopes. Participants learn about the Moon’s origin, history and legends. Feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it. Call to register by Thurs., Feb. 13. All ages; Fri., Feb. 14; 6:30-8 pm; Free

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Archery Clinic

The archery class is designed to introduce the sport of archery to beginners. Although most participants are children, adults are welcome also. Participants will use state of the art compound bows as they learn the basics of archery. Safety, proper stance and follow through will be taught. You will be hitting the bull’s eye in no time! Registration deadline is the Fri. before the class. Register early because space is limited. 8+; Sat., Sept. 7; 9 am-noon; Sat., Oct. 19; 9 am-noon; Sat., Nov. 23; 1-4 pm; $5

Lake Rim Kayak Tour

Lake tours are perfect for those trying kayaking for the first time and seasoned paddlers looking to relax on the water. All the equipment and basic instruction for beginners will be provided. We recommend beginners participate in a lake tour before going on a kayak trip. Registration deadline is the weekday before the tour. Space is limited. 10+ with a participating adult; $15 or $5 if you bring your own boat Sat., Sept. 7; 2:30-4 pm Fri., Oct. 11; 5-6:30 pm

Kayak Trip

Explore the many scenic waterbodies in our area from the piedmont to the coast. All equipment and transportation will be provided. We recommend beginners participate in a lake tour before going on a kayak trip to practice kayaking skills. Have your own boat? Trips are offered at a discounted price for those providing their own boat and transportation. Registration deadline is Wed., Oct. 23. Space is limited. 12+ with a participating adult; Sat., Oct. 26; 8 am-5 pm; $35 or $5 with own boat

Fly-Fishing Clinics

Learn the basics of fly-fishing from equipment to casting during this class. Clinics are held at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center next door to Lake Rim Park. All equipment is provided. Please wear a brimmed hat and eye protection. Pre-registration required for all clinics; please contact the Pechmann Center for registration information at 868-5003. Registration begins Dec. 2. 12+ with a participating adult; Sat.; Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15; 9 am-3:30 pm; $5/person *Boy Scout Badge Clinics will be held Sat., March 1 and 15; contact the Pechmann Center at 868-5003 for more information.

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Going Birdie

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wildlife Expo

The expo features hands-on exhibits that encourage kids to learn about their natural environments while teaching them about the important roles that hunting and fishing play in North Carolina’s fish and wildlife conservation. Activities include fishing, kayaking, and archery. Live animals on display include reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey. Event is held at the NC Wildlife Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center next door to Lake Rim Park. Registration is on site during the event. All ages; Sat., Sept. 28; 9 am-2 pm; Free

Coastal Explorations

Travel to Brunswick County to explore the tidal influenced, blackwater Town Creek. A majority of the land along the banks of the stream, which flows from the eastern edge of the Green Swamp to the Cape Fear just below Wilmington, is protected. Bring a picnic lunch and plenty of water. Registration deadline is Fri., Sept. 20. Space is limited. 12+ with a participating adult; Sat., Oct. 5; 7:30 am-6 pm; $50 or $20 with own boat

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Mazarick Park

1400 Belvedere Avenue, 433-1575 Park Hours: 7 am-10 pm Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 am-4 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Mazarick Park is a multi-purpose park featuring fishing, boat rentals, a Frisbee Golf course, picnic shelters, and trails. A tennis court and baseball field are available for a quick game. Picnic areas are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis unless they are reserved. For more information on shelter rentals, call 433-1547.

MAZARICK PARK PROGRAMS

Fishing

Try your hand at fishing from our 80 foot pier for some of the many species of fish which inhabit Glenville Lake. All North Carolina fishing license requirements are enforced. All ages; Pier is open daily 7 am-dusk; Free

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

Borrow a rod and reel for 24 hours and go fishing. Participants 16 and under will receive a free starter tackle box upon the first occasion of returning the loaned rod and reel. A driver’s license is required to register. All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 7 am-4 pm; Free

Mazarick Park Ranger can help scouts earn their Forester Outdoor Activity Badge with a variety of lessons that meet badge requirement needs. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 20 participants. 7-12 yrs; Thurs.; Sept. 26 and Oct. 24; 4-5:30 pm; $3 (cash only)

Tiny Paws

Rent a Jon boat for an hour, a half day or a full day of boating or fishing on Glenville Lake. Renters must be 18 years of age with a valid picture identification card or driver’s license. Boat availability is subject to season and weather conditions. Renters: 18+; $2/hour; $5/half-day; $10/full-day

Bring the kids to an indoor classroom setting (outdoor activities also weather permitting) where they can learn about nature with exciting interactive play, stories, activities, crafts, songs, and music. Themes include: birds, animal senses and tracking animals. We can offer Tiny Paws to private organizations on non-scheduled dates by reservation, just give us a call. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 20 participants. 3-6 yrs; Wed.; Oct. 9, Dec. 4 and Feb. 12; 10 am-noon; $1 (cash only)

Environmental Education Programs

Saturday Children’s Nature Fun Time

Boat Rentals

Join a park ranger to learn about a variety of nature subjects from fishing to snakes and nature crafts. Meet at the Mazarick Park office building.

Fishing Basics

A park ranger will discuss fish identification and basic fishing skills before you try your luck on Glennville Lake. Fishing rods and worms will be provided. Catch and release only. No fishing license is required for participants under 16 years of age. Adult participants must have a valid N.C. Fishing license. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 16 participants. 5+; Thurs.; Sept. 5, 19 and Oct. 3; 3:30-5:30 pm; Free

Orienteering Basic Course

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A park ranger will provide hands on instruction in compass use and map reading. Participants will use these skills to navigate several orienteering courses within the park. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 16 participants. 7+; Thurs.; Sept. 12, Nov. 14 and Feb. 20; 4-5 pm; Free www.fcpr.us

Why watch cartoons on Sat. morning. Have the kids come to Mazarick Park and listen to children’s stories with big pictures in the book, play games and make crafts that are related to the story topic that day. Sat.’s animal story themes include bears, bats and beavers. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 20 participants 3-10 yrs; Sat.; Oct. 19, Dec. 7 and Jan. 25; 10 am-noon; $1 (cash only)

Scout Geologist Outdoor Activity Badge Program

Mazarick Park Rangers can help scouts earn their Geologist Activity Badge. Learn earth’s history not from books, but from the study of reading rocks hands on. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 30 participants. 7-12 yrs; Wed., Nov. 6, and Fri., Jan. 17; 3:30-5:30 pm; $3 (cash only)

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Animals

Mazarick Critters

Bird Walk

Pottery and stone tools are just a few of the clues left behind by North Carolina’s earliest inhabitants. Learn about the fascinating lives of Native Americans in our state before European contact. Explore how they made tools, prepared food, made clothes, and other aspects of their lives. Meet at the park office. Call to register by Nov. 19. All ages; Wed., Nov. 20; 3:30-4:30 pm; Free Did you know that we have Park Rangers at Mazarick Park? This would be a good time for you and your friends to visit the park and join in on a Ranger guided program that will help you get acquainted with our parks fine furry, feathery, and scaly friends. Learn about animal characteristics, habitat, and how they survive at Mazarick Park. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Please call to pre-register. Class size limited to 20 participants. All ages; Thurs., Nov. 21; 4-5 pm; Free

Snakes Alive

North Carolina has 36 species of these amazing animals. Join a park ranger who will teach you all about these often feared and misunderstood reptiles. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 30 participants All ages; Tues.; Nov. 26 and Feb. 4; 2-3 pm; Free

Tracking

Find out how to identify animal tracks and learn about their different gaits (how they walk). Also, learn how to identify other animal signs such as scat, feeding traces, nests, and eggs. Meet at the park office. Call to register by Dec. 10. All ages; Wed., Dec. 11; 3:30-4:30 pm; Free

North Carolina is home to a variety of animals. Join a park ranger to discuss some of the fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals found in North Carolina. An array of pelts, mounted animals, and skulls will be on hand to help identify different species of animals found in our area. Meet at the park office. Call to register by Jan. 28. All ages; Wed., Jan. 29; 3:30-4:30 pm; Free Take a walk around Mazarick Park to so see which of our feathered friends are flitting about as we count birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the park office. Call to register by Feb. 14. 8+; Mon., Feb. 17; 3-4 pm; Free

Shells

Collecting shells is an interesting hobby for many people. Learn how to identify them and about the animals that make them. A variety of shells will be on hand for identification with an emphasis on the shells of N.C. Bring shells for help with identification. Meet at the park office. Call to register by Feb. 25. All ages; Wed., Feb. 26; 3:30-4:30 pm; Free

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Native American Culture

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Scout Naturalist Outdoor Activity Badge Program

Mazarick Park Ranger will give tour and instructions relating to being a Naturalist. If you like watching wildlife, you’re already a Naturalist. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 20 participants. 7-12 yrs; Thurs., Dec. 12; 4-5:30 pm; $3 (cash only)

Nature Christmas Arts and Crafts

Create Christmas crafts and decorative ornaments using natural materials. A craft instructor will help you create your holiday wishes. Please call to pre-register. Class size is limited to 20 participants. All ages; Thurs., Dec. 19; 2-5 pm; Free

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ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS YOUTH TEAM SPORTS

Basketball

Registration is Oct. 1-Dec. 1 for ages 5-17. Ages 5 and 6 will participate in a 6-week instructional program on Sat. mornings. Ages 7-17 will participate in league play. Season starts Jan. 11. Birth certificate, 3 proofs of residence and fee are required at the time of registration. League age is the age attained by a player prior to April 1 of the current playing year. See registration zones on page 21. 5-17 yrs; $20

Baseball

Registration is Jan. 2-March 1. Season starts April 12. Birth certificate, 3 proofs of residence (dated on or before Feb. 1) and fee are required at the time of registration. League age is the age attained by a player prior to May 1 of the current playing year. See registration zones on page 21. 5-18 yrs; $20

Softball – Girls Fast Pitch

Registration is Jan. 2-March 1. Season starts April 12. Birth certificate, 3 proofs of residence (dated on or before Feb. 1) and fee are required at the time of registration. League age is the age attained by a player prior to Jan. 1 of the current playing year. See registration zones on page 21. 7-18 yrs; $20

Indoor Soccer

Registration is Jan. 2-March 1. Season starts April 19. Birth certificate, 3 proofs of residence and fee are required at the time of registration. League age is the age attained by a player prior to May 1 of the current playing year. See registration zones on page 21. 5-12 yrs; $20

Lacrosse

Registration is Jan. 2-March 1. Season starts in April. Birth certificate, 3 proofs of residence and fee are required at the time of registration. League age is the age attained by a player prior to Aug. 31 of the year prior to competition. (Example: for the 2014 season, league age is determined as of Aug. 31, 2013). See registration zones on page 21. 5-17 yrs; $20

Rugby

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Registration is Dec. 2-Feb 1. Season starts in April. Birth certificate, 3 proofs of residence and fee are required at the time of registration. League age is the age attained by a player prior to May 1 of the current playing year. See registration zones on page 21. 9-14 yrs; $20 www.fcpr.us

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

(Youth Team Sports)

TRADITIONAL team sports, defined as winter basketball, spring baseball, spring softball, fall soccer, football, and volleyball. These programs are governed by strict registration zone enforcement and residency requirements, player drafts, no pre-formed teams, and a minimum play rule for each player. NON-TRADITIONAL sports are also offered – indoor soccer, summer basketball, summer volleyball, fall baseball, fall softball. These programs are similar with the exception that scores and won-loss records are not kept, drafts are not conducted, pre-formed teams are allowed, and registration zones are not enforced. These guidelines apply to both unless otherwise denoted. 1. Participants must be residents of Cumberland County. 2. Residents of the Hoke County, Harnett County, Sampson County, Robeson County, Bladen County or any other county are not eligible to register. Hope Mills residents will be eligible to register in Zone 2 and Spring Lake residents will be eligible to register in Zone 4 if their town does not offer the same program as FCPR (example: volleyball, Little League). Fort Bragg residents will be eligible to register in Zone 3 if their military recreation does not offer the same program as FCPR.. 3. The registration period will be held for 2 months for each sport. 4. Three (3) proofs of residence will be required at the time of initial registration. It is recommended that one of the proofs of residence be a school document. Proofs of residence will be required the first time a child is registered, every 2 years as the child ages, and when there is a change of address. Copies of the proofs of residence will be kept in the recreation center. See below for acceptable proofs of residence. • • • • • • • • • •

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School records Drivers license Voters registration Welfare/childcare records Federal records State records Municipal records Support payment records Homeowner or tenant records Utility bills (gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, heating, waste disposal) Financial (loan, credit, investments) records Insurance documents Medical records For more information, call (910) 433-1547


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Military records Internet, cable, satellite records Vehicle records Employment records

5. Proof of age will be required at the time of initial registration. Acceptable documents are: birth certificate/ military ID / passport. A photocopy will be kept on file for future reference. 6. Player will not be placed on a team until their picture is captured in Rectrac. 7. Each player must have a registration form on file. Staff is to make sure the form is filled out completely no blank areas. The parent or legal guardian of the player must complete/sign the registration form. If staff receives a registration form from a non-parent/legal guardian, staff will call the parent/legal guardian to verify that the information on the form is correct. Failure to do so will invalidate the registration. 8. (TRADITIONAL) Zones enforced: participant’s physical address determines which zone they will play in. 9. (TRADITIONAL) Recreation centers will be divided into 7 registration zones. 10. (TRADITIONAL) If a participant is found to be out of zone improperly, they will be removed from that roster but permitted to play on a team in their home zone. 11. (TRADITIONAL) Drafting options for zones with multiple centers: a. Option 1: all centers within the same zone are allowed to conduct a zone draft that includes all players registered within their zone. (this is the only option available for Little League Baseball/Softball) b. Option 2: each center will be allowed to form their own teams if they have the minimum # of players. c. If a center does not have enough players to form their own teams, their players will be placed into a draft with the other centers in their zone or placed on teams at another center in their zone. Unique circumstances will be addressed in writing through the lead athletic coordinator and athletic director. 12. A late registration period will be held up until the date of the player draft. $5 late fee will be charged. 13. After the player draft, late registration (on a space available basis) will last until the close of business on the day prior to the first game. $5 late fee will be charged. 14. (TRADITIONAL) New legal players will be assigned to a team using the FCPR draft. 15. (TRADITIONAL) Returning legal players who register prior to the draft will be placed on their previous team roster.

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16. (TRADITIONAL) New or returning legal players that register after the draft will be placed on a team according to program needs, if a roster spot is available. 17. (TRADITIONAL) A player draft will be held if there are enough players for more than 1 team. 18. (TRADITIONAL) Players register at a center in their zone of eligibility. If a zone is full after conducting their player draft, additional late registrations can be transferred to a neighboring zone under the following conditions: a. Only full time center staff can transfer players. b. Full time center staff must verify that the home zone is full via email correspondence

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c. Staff must print the email verification and staple to the registration form/receipt that is kept on file. d. Lead athletic coordinator is to be made aware at time of transfer. e. In the “comments” section on the Rectrac receipt, staff must denote that the players home zone was full f. For Little League, a Charter Committee waiver request must be submitted to LL Headquarters. 19. Summer basketball, summer volleyball, lacrosse, rugby, indoor soccer, cheer, fall baseball, fall softball, AND 6U sports are allowed pre-formed teams. Otherwise, players in these programs will be assigned to teams by center staff. 20. Summer basketball, summer volleyball, lacrosse, rugby, indoor soccer, fall baseball, fall softball: Zones not enforced– participants in these programs can play at any recreation center.

SPORTS COMPARISONS TRADITIONAL SPORTS Winter Basketball Spring Baseball Spring Softball Football Soccer (Fall) Volleyball Cheer

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NON-TRADITIONAL SPORTS Summer Basketball NO Fall Baseball NO Fall Softball NO Indoor Soccer NO Summer Volleyball NO Lacrosse NO Rugby NO

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ATHLETICS

REGISTRATION ZONES For all youth team sports, players must register at the following locations during normal operating hours: Zone 1: Kiwanis Rec. Center: 433-1568 Massey Hill Rec. Center: 433-1569 Myers Rec. Center: 433-1570 J.S. Spivey Rec. Center: 433-1572 Zone 2: Stoney Point Rec. Center: 433-1435 Zone 3: Lake Rim Rec. Center: 433-1175 Cliffdale Recreation Center: 433-1127 E.E. Miller Recreation Center: 433-1220 Westover Rec. Center: 433-1088 Zone 4: College Lakes Rec. Center: 433-1564 Pine Forest Rec. Center: 433-1196 Smith Rec. Center: 433-1571 Zone 5: Eastover Rec. Center: 433-1226 Zone 6: Stedman Rec. Center: 433-1440 Zone 7: Gray’s Creek Rec. Center: 433-1015

YOUTH INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

Wrestling Instructional Program

Registration is Sept. 1 to Nov. 1. Learn the basics of wrestling. This program is open to boys and girls and will be held at Myers Recreation Center. 6-12 yrs; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and Dec. 7, 14; $20

Wrestling

Registration is Dec. 2-Feb 1. Transition from instructional lessons into competitive matches. This program is open to boys and girls and tournaments will be held on Sat. beginning in March. 6-12 yrs; $20

Junior Golf Lessons

Hook a kid on golf! Learn to play golf the right way. Program includes three lessons; each lesson is two hours. Participants must provide their own clubs. Register at any recreation center. Lessons held at Kings Grant and Cypress Lakes Golf Courses. 6-16 yrs; Sept. 7, 14, 21; King’s Grant; 3-5 pm; Cypress Lakes; 11 am-1 pm; $40

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Junior Tennis Clinics and Lessons

The clinics will be for beginner to advanced students ranging from ages 4-17. Clinics will run from 30 minutes to 2 hours based on the clinic. Prices range from $7-$10. Clinics and registration are year round. For more information call 670-1797. Private lessons are also available for $30/hour or $20/half-hour.

Track

Registration is Dec. 1-Feb. 1 for the Fayetteville Rockets. Meets begin in April. Register at any recreation center. FCPR is a member of USATF (USA Track and Field). www.fayettevillerockets.net 7-17 yrs; $20

Adult Tennis Activities, Clinics, and Lessons

Adult clinics, round robins as well as socials for all ability levels (Men and Women). Must be 18 or older. The cost is free-$10 based on the activity. Private lessons are also available $30/hour or $20/half-hour. For location and more information please call 670-1797.

City Tennis Championships

This tournament will test your ability against other players in the area in your age group. Oct. 12-14 at Mazarick Park. Cost $20 for singles and $30 per team for doubles. For more information please call 433-1576.

Street Hockey Clinics

The hockey clinics will focus on introducing youth to the sport of hockey and teaching them the importance of exercise. Instruction will focus on individual skills, team participation, and fundamentals of the game such as passing, shooting and stick handling. All equipment will be provided for participants. Massey Hill Recreation Center outdoor street hockey rink. Sat.; Sept. 14 and Oct. 12; 5-9 yrs; 9-11 am; 10-17 yrs; 11 am-1 pm; Free

ADULT TEAM SPORTS

Adult Basketball

Registration is Oct. 1-Dec. 2. Season starts Jan. 11. Registration location: Main Office, 121 Lamon Street, call 433-1396 for information. 18+ Men's Open: Mon.; $400 Men's Open: Mon. and Wed.; $500 Men's Open: Tues. and Thurs.; $500 Men's Church: Sat.; $400 Men's Church: Tues. and Thurs.; $500

Womens Intramural Basketball

Registration is from Oct. 1- Dec. 2. Season starts Jan. 11. Registration location: Main Office, 121 Lamon Street, call 433-1396 for more information. 18+; $30/person www.fcpr.us

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Registration is from Jan. 2-March 3. Season starts March 17. Registration location: Main Office, 121 Lamon Street, call 433-1396 for more information. 18+ Men’s Open: Mon. and Wed.; $500 (Optional: Double Elimination Tournament; $75) Men’s Church: Mon.; $400 (Optional: Double Elimination Tournament; $75) Men’s Church: Tues.; $400 (Optional: Double Elimination Tournament; $75) Coed: Tues. and Thurs.; $500 (Optional: Double Elimination Tournament; $75) Women’s Open: Tues. and Thurs.; $500 (Optional: Double Elimination Tournament; $75) Intramural Coed: Mon. OR Tues.; $30 per person (Optional: Double Elimination Tournament; $75)

INCLEMENT WEATHER In case of inclement weather, cancellations will be announced using the following media: 1. Text messaging (to sign up for alerts, text “fcprd” to 84483) 2. Facebook (facebook.com/fcpr.us) 3. Twitter (twitter.com/parksrecreation) 4. Inclement weather hotline: 306-7325

ATHLETICS

Adult Softball

Adult Flag Football

Registration is from Jan. 2-March 3. Season starts March 23. Registration location: Main Office, 121 Lamon Street. Call 433-1396 for more information. Accepting the first 7 teams per league that register prior to March 1 18+; $30/person

Senior Adult Intramural Softball

It will soon be time to get into the swing of things; dust off the cleats brings out the balls, bats and gloves. Games will be played at Lamon Street Park. Registration is Jan.2-April 1. Season is scheduled to start mid-April. Call 433-1398 for more information. 50+; $25/person

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CULTURAL ARTS/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 23

CULTURAL ARTS Fayetteville-Cumberland Community Band

The purpose of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Community Band is to provide a musical service to our community by providing an opportunity for instrumental musicians to come together and enjoy playing a variety of music. This multigenerational band will strive to give community members of all ages the opportunity to play together and learn from each other. As a volunteer group, FCCB will strive for excellence however keeping the perspective that playing music must be an enjoyable experience for both the audience and the performers. The FCCB will present several concerts throughout the year. FCCB programming will begin in Oct. For more information on FCCB, including dates and locations, please call 433-1021. All Ages; Free

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation recognizes the need for life skills programming, in addition to our traditional offerings. The following programs have been designed to enrich the lives of both FCPR youth participants as well as adults.

Job Shadowing

FCPR offers the Job Shadowing program for interested youth to fulfill required volunteer hours, learn a new skill or simply explore an area of interest! Every effort is made to match participants with a professional in their field of interest in order to learn and grow through educational activities. Volunteer schedules are determined as needed and registration is on-going. A completed Youth Application and two letters of reference are required for consideration in the program. Call 433-1021 for more information. 13+; Free

Fall 2013 Workshop Series

Youth Development Workshops are offered at a number of locations but all courses are available (free of charge!) to any and all interested participants. You only need to register and attend! Simply call 433-1021 to register.

Math Fear Factor

What’s your biggest fear in math? Students will learn how to gain knowledge and skills that help them to overcome the basics related to math in order to be successful in math courses. Students will learn how to turn any math problem into a relatable event in everyday life. This session will include the Game of Dominoes, the Game of Math Feud and a Math Rap Session. Math Fear Factor will teach students how to love math! Workshop is held at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. 11+; Thurs., Sept. 19; 6-7 pm; Free

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Not Just Another Test: Strategies for Taking the SAT & ACT

The workshop will provide an overview of the differences between the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Many differences exist between the two exams that often leave students wishing they’d known more about the test prior to sitting for the exam. This workshop examines those differences and provides helpful strategies to prepare. Students will learn how to relieve anxiety while taking the tests. Bonus information will be provided on study skills and time management skills. Workshop is held at the Ciffdale Recreation Center. 14+; Tues., Sept. 24; 6-7 pm; Free

How To Be Successful In School

Every student has the right to be successful in school. The goal of this workshop is to discuss strategies that help student to be successful in middle school and high school. Be prepared to discuss the “hidden curriculum” and how understanding this concept will increase school success. Workshop is held at the Westover Recreation Center. 11+; Thurs., Oct. 10; 6-7 pm; Free

Choices, Choices, Choices: How to Make Choices that Prepare Me for School Success!

Do you realize that what you are doing today will have an impact on what you are able to do tomorrow? This workshop provides middle and high school students with information on how to develop a 10-Year educational plan. In an interactive setting, students will learn how to create a written plan by transforming their long-term goals into reality for life beyond high school. Workshop is held at the Smith Recreation Center. 11+; Tues., Oct. 22; 6-7 pm; Free

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Eighty percent (80%) of adults say that encouraging young people to do well in school is the most important thing an adult can do for a child. As a parent, you are the first teacher. However, no one gave you a “How To” manual on how to help your child be successful in school. This workshop will provide parents with 10 strategies for helping their children to be successful from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. Workshop is held at the College Lakes Recreation Center. All ages; Thurs., Nov. 7; 6-7 pm; Free

Not Just Another Test: Strategies for Taking the SAT & ACT

The workshop will provide an overview of the differences between the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Many differences exist between the two exams that often leave students wishing they’d known more about the test prior to sitting for the exam. This workshop examines those differences and provides helpful strategies to prepare. Students will learn how to relieve anxiety while taking the tests. Bonus information will be provided on study skills and time management skills. Workshop is held at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. 14+; Thurs., Nov. 14; 6-7 pm; Free

Financial Aid 101: The Ins and Outs of Financial Aid

For college-bound parents and students, understanding the financial aid process is often difficult, frustrating, and most of all… confusing! In this workshop, parents will gain an understanding of financial aid, FAFSA, college costs, and financial resources (such as scholarships, grants, and loans). This workshop is designed to help parents facilitate a smooth transition for their child from high school to college and beyond. Workshop is held at the Smith Recreation Center. All ages; Thurs., Jan. 16; 6-7 pm; Free

How to Be Successful in School

Every student has the right to be successful in school. The goal of this workshop is to discuss strategies that help student to be successful in middle school and high school. Be prepared to discuss the “hidden curriculum” and how understanding this concept will increase school success. Workshop is held at the College Lakes Recreation Center. 11+; Tues., Jan. 28; 6-7 pm; Free

Financial Aid 101: The Ins and Outs of Financial Aid

For college-bound parents and students, understanding the financial aid process is often difficult, frustrating, and most of all… confusing! In this workshop, parents will gain an understanding of financial aid, FAFSA, college costs, and financial resources (such as scholarships, grants, and loans). This workshop is designed to help parents facilitate a smooth transition for their child from high school to college and beyond. Workshop is held at the Westover Recreation Center. All ages; Tues., Dec. 3; 6-7 pm; Free

CULTURAL ARTS/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

How to Prepare Your Child for College

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FEATURE: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT 25

Youth Development Grant Each summer Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation proudly welcomes upwards of 75 teenagers into the Counselor In Training program. This program is designed to offer on-the-job training to teens in an environment that also fosters leadership, teamwork and personal growth. From this program, 17 Fayetteville-area teens from 10 area high schools, age 15-17 years, joined together in an effort to increase Outdoor Recreation among their generation. These 17 teens elected to participate in an overnight trip to Chapel Hill, NC to attend the 2013 Outdoor Nation Regional Summit, alongside FCPR staff. This event, hosted by Outdoor Nation at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was held to bring together those from the Millenial Generation who recognized the growing need for people in their communities to increase the amount of time spent outside, away from technology, and in their natural surroundings. FCPR teens had the opportunity to create a grant proposal for an outdoor recreation opportunity to be created in the City of Fayetteville, for possible funding by Outdoor Nation. Teens met for a brainstorming and design session and chose to design a Challenge Course, with the intent that it be placed along the trail at Clark Park, located near downtown Fayetteville, the city’s second-largest regional park.

These teens traveled to Chapel Hill, NC on Saturday, June 29, 2013 to attend the regional summit, participate in an overnight camping experience and present their proposal. As a result of their proposal and group presentation, FCPR was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,500 to begin to make their dream a reality! This challenge course, named The L.O.S.T. Island (Leadership, Opportunity, Stewardship and Teamwork) will provide countless area residents and visitors with a no-cost Outdoor Recreation opportunity, thanks to these teens! The cooperative effort of these local teens is truly remarkable and has been recognized as such by both the Fayetteville City Council and Mayor Tony Chavonne. With construction set to begin soon, it is only a matter of time before The L.O.S.T. Island can be enjoyed by both area residents and visitors to this great community. Please be sure to visit Clark Park in the coming year to enjoy this great contribution to the City of Fayetteville, made possible by the next generation of Fayetteville’s leaders.

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L.E.A.P. After-School Program

Workday Camps

The Learning, Enrichment and Play, or L.E.A.P After School Program (recently awarded the D2L Partner in Prevention distinction) is designed for children in grades K-8 and is broken down into times for snacks, free play, and a study period when children complete homework and/or play quiet activities. Staff assists the participants with homework when appropriate. Parents must provide transportation. Recreation centers located next to year round schools follow the year round school schedule. Space is limited. Grades K-8; Mon.-Fri. the days school is in session; 2:30-5:30 pm; $70/month or $20/week per child

Need something for your kids to do on those teacher workdays? Bring them to one of our recreation centers and let them burn some of the energy off. This structured program provides a safe and entertaining atmosphere for your child, where they will play games, do arts and crafts and other fun activities on Cumberland County Schools workdays. Participants must bring a nonperishable lunch. Please register at least one week in advance. Grades K-8; Oct. 28, Nov. 27, Dec. 23-24, Dec. 30-Jan. 3 (No camp on Jan. 1), Jan. 21, Feb. 17; 7:30 am-5:30 pm; $10/day

Locations: Cliffdale Recreation Center; College Lakes Recreation Center; Eastover-Central Recreation Center, Gray’s Creek Recreation Center, Massey Hill Recreation Center, *E.E. Miller Recreation Center, Lake Rim Recreation Center, Pine Forest Recreation Center, Spivey Recreation Center, Stedman Recreation Center, Stoney Point Recreation Center and Westover Recreation Center

Locations: Cliffdale Recreation Center, College Lakes Recreation Center, Eastover-Central Recreation Center, *EE Miller Recreation Center, Gray’s Creek Recreation Center, Kiwanis Recreation Center, Lake Rim Recreation Center, Massey Hill Recreation Center, Myers Recreation Center, Pine Forest Recreation Center, Smith Recreation Center, Spivey Recreation Center, Stedman Recreation Center, Stoney Point Recreation Center, Westover Recreation Center

*EE Miller Recreation Center will be offering Work Day Camp and L.E.A.P for students who attend school on a year-round schedule. See page 48 for specific dates.

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SCHOOL RELATED PROGRAMS

SCHOOL RELATED PROGRAMS

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FEATURE: “PARTNER IN PREVENTION”

Parks & Recreation Earns “Partner in Prevention” Designation to Protect Children

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse (CSA). The designation was awarded for FCPR’s commitment to protecting children by training 100-percent of its full-time staff working in the after school L.E.A.P. program (Learning, Enrichment And Play) on how to prevent, recognize the signs and react responsibly to CSA. “Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations who take CSA prevention seriously by implementing policy and training staff. The training and designation award is provided by Charleston, SC-based Darkness to Light (D2L). D2L has championed the movement to end CSA since its founding in 2000 and now has education programs in 49 states and 15 foreign countries. James McMillan, Recreation Division Manager, led the department in this endeavor and is pleased with the achievement. “When a parent leaves their child in our care, they are entrusting to us their most prized and cherished possession. We take that responsibility very seriously. Seeking this national distinction is an avenue to acknowledge and validate that importance.” D2L’s training curriculum points out that CSA is pervasive in a society where it is repressed and not discussed. Thousands of organizations across the U.S. and Canada are now seeking out a dialogue for prevention and they are sending parents and the community a message with the Partner in Prevention distinction. By partnering with the Child Advocacy Center, McMillan hopes the department will heighten community awareness of CSA. “Our children need us. They can be empowered with awareness and choice, but the real responsibility for protecting children must be shouldered by adults.” To learn more about CSA prevention training or to enroll your organization in D2L’s “Partner in Prevention” program, please visit www.d2l.org. Please also contact D2L Program Coordinator Erika Rowell at 842-965-5444. To learn more about the L.E.A.P After-school Program, see page 26.

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Please enjoy the fitness equipment at the following recreation centers at no cost.

College Lakes Recreation Center

Eastover Central Recreation Center

E.E. Miller Recreation Center

4945 Rosehill Road

3637 Pembroke Lane

1347 Rim Road

433-1564 2 treadmills; 2 ellipticals 2 stationary bikes Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm Sun. 2-5 pm

433-1226 2 treadmills; 2 ellipticals 2 stationary bikes Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm Sun. 2-5 pm

433-1220 2 treadmills; 2 ellipticals 2 stationary bikes Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm Sun. 2-5 pm .

Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center

Gray’s Creek Recreation Center

Kiwanis Recreation Center

1600 Purdue Drive

2964 School Road

352 Devers Street

433-1000 1 treadmills; 2 ellipticals 7 stationary bikes; Mon.-Thurs. Noon-5 pm Fri. 9 am-5 pm *Special needs facility*

433-1015 1 treadmill; 1 elliptical 1 stationary bike Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm .

433-1568 2 treadmills; 2 ellipticals 2 stationary bikes Mon-Fri. 8 am-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm Sun. 2-5 pm

Pine Forest Recreation Center

Myers Recreation Center

Smith Recreation Center

6901 Ramsey Street

1018 Rochester Street

1520 Slater Avenue

433-1196 2 treadmills; 2 ellipticals 2 stationary bikes; weight machines Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm .

433-1570 1 treadmill; 1 elliptical 1 stationary bike Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm Sun. 2-5 pm

433-1571 2 treadmills; 2 stationary bikes; weight machines Mon-Fri. 8 am-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm Sun. 2-5 pm .

Tokay Fitness Center

Westover Recreation Center

328 Hamilton Street

267 Bonanza Drive

433-1414 6 treadmills; 6 ellipticals 6 stationary bikes 10 weight machines Mon.-Fri. 7 am-4 pm MUST BE 55+ .

433-1088 2 treadmills; 2 ellipticals 2 stationary bikes weight machines Mon-Fri. 8 am-9 pm Sat. 9 am-5 pm Sun. 2-5 pm

PUBLIC FITNESS EQUIPMENT

PUBLIC FITNESS EQUIPMENT

Get fit at your neighborhood recreation center. Participants 13-17 yrs must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All participants must be registered prior to using the equipment and registration information must be updated annually. For more information, call (910) 433-1547

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CLIFFDALE

Cliffdale Recreation Center 6404 Cliffdale Road, 433-1127 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Belly Dancing

Start off on the right foot! Let our instructor guide you through the fundamental movements, combinations and music appreciation in the Beginners class. Those comfortable with the basics can explore a variety of choreographies in the Intermediate class while improving retention coordination and technique. Experience the camaraderie of troupe dancing in the Advance class where emphasis is placed on performance skills and the dynamic elements of group dances. 13+; Thurs.; Intermediate 6-7 pm; Beginners 7-8 pm; Advanced 8-9 pm; $30/month

Cheer America

Operated by Young Champions, Cheer America classes teach the basic requirements for middle school cheerleading tryouts. For more information call 919-535-8304, or www.ycoanc.com 4-14 yrs; Mon.; 5:45-8:45 pm; $7/week and $7 registration fee

Dog Flyball Classes

Come Play with us. Flyball is the fastest growing dog sport in the US. All dogs are welcomed to participate, regardless of size or breed. Flyball is a fast paced, exciting dog relay with four dogs running and jumping over four jumps hitting a box to retrieve a ball and returning, at which point the next dog goes. We teach the beginning skills of passing, the swimmers turn on the box, ball retrieval and recall to the handler. If you have a dog that needs activity in his life this sport is for you. 5+; participants 11-under years must be accompanied by an adult; Thurs.; 7-8 pm; $65/6 weeks

Get Movin!

This is a low to moderately high intensity workout. You come in and get moving with a variety of aerobic workouts. 13+; Tues.; 6-7 pm; 8 classes; $35/month

Honor Guard

Interested in the military? Think this is what you want? This program teaches leadership, self-discipline and team work. Participants can earn rank as they progress and show off their skills in parades and other local functions. 10-15 yrs; Wed. and Fri.; 6-7 pm; Free

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Key to Success, Reading Enhancement Program

Reading is a noun that means: The activity of knowledge and pleasure from written or printed material. Parents and community, let’s work together to help our teachers to help our children succeed. Students can receive assistance in math and/or reading. All ages; Mon. and Wed.; 4-6 pm; Sat.; 11 am-1 pm; Free

Knitting Angels

Knitting Angels are ladies who knit beanies, blankets and scarves for needy and deserving groups. Each month the ladies share their hard work with premature babies, cancer patients and others who may need some extra warmth in their life. If you would like to enjoy friendly conversation and do something great for others, this is a great place to start. If you don’t know how, no problem; The Knitting Angels can teach you. Some knitting supplies are provided. All ages; Thurs.; 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free

Little Hitters Program

If your preschooler loves to sit and watch baseball then we have a beginner’s t-ball program for them. This program will help children learn coordination, basic fundamentals, and teamwork. These games are noncompetitive. Registration Jan. 2-March 1. 3-4 yrs; Practice and game times TBD; $20

Senior Aerobics

Meet new friends, socialize, have fun and get fit. Join this group of active seniors and work out to a low impact aerobic routine designed specifically for seniors. 55+; Tues., Wed. and Thurs.; 10:15-11:15 am; Free

Senior Chair Aerobics

This is a unique program for seniors and individuals who have trouble standing on their own or have difficulty balancing. Chair aerobics is a gentle way to participate in exercise to improve strength training, muscle and bone strength, balance, flexibility and circulation. 55+; Tues., Wed. and Thurs.; 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free

Senior Line Dancing

All you have to do is jump in line and follow along. Seniors, if you’re looking for fun and a way to burn some energy, or just want to get involved, the line dancing class is just what you need to keep the body moving. 55+; Tues.; 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free 55+; Wed.; Beginners; 11:15 am-12:15 pm; Free For more information, call (910) 433-1547


This is a mentoring program which will help young boys and girls grow to be better men and women. We are working together with the community to better our young people. They will experience activities like changing a tire, interview skills, etiquette and much more. Grades 6-12; 1st Mon. of each month; 6:30-7:30 pm; Free Sept. 9: Being Ok with who you are! Oct. 7: Healthy Lifestyles and Self-Esteem Nov. 4: Importance of Education Dec. 2: What does RESPECT mean to you Jan. 6: Looking Forward with Positive Eyes Feb. 3: Being a Stronger You - Empowerment

Whitted Taekwondo

Children, adults, and seniors can build confidence and self-esteem in this officially sanctioned club of USA Taekwondo and affiliate of the US Olympic Committee. Students will learn the five tenets of taekwondo; integrity, courtesy, self-esteem, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. 5+; Tues. and Thurs.; 6:30-8:30 pm; Sat.; 1-3 pm; $50/month; special discount rate for additional family members

V’z Modeling Academy

V’z Modeling Academy will teach the fundamentals of modeling with a twist. The twist is that there is a model in all of us. V’z Modeling Academy offers everyone the opportunity to experience the excitement of being in a fashion show. You can participate whether you want to pursue modeling as a career or just want to enjoy it as a hobby. In addition, there will be service projects to help our community. All ages; Thurs.; 6:30-7:30 pm; $20/month

Young Olympians Self Defense

This class not only teaches self-defense but self-discipline as well. Operated by Young Olympians, it also promotes physical exercise and coordination. For more information, call 919-535-8304 or www.ycoanc.com 4-14 yrs; Wed. and Fri.; 5:45-8:45 pm; $7/week and $7 registration

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Youth Open Gym

Youth can enjoy a pickup game or just shoot around for fun. Free play permission form must be completed by a parent/ guardian and remain on file. A photo of each participant will be acquired by staff for identification purposes. 17-under yrs; Mon.-Thurs.; 3:30-5:30 pm; Sat.; 1-4 pm; Free

Yvette’s Dance Academy

In this upbeat and exciting class participants learn basic techniques and fundamentals of dance. This class also improves coordination, flexibility and endurance. It is great for both beginners and intermediate students. 3-6 yrs; Mon.; 5:30-6:30 pm; Ballet/Tap/Tumbling 7-14 yrs; Mon.; 6:30-7:30 pm; Ballet 7-14 yrs; Mon.; 7:30-8:30 pm; Jazz/Hip Hop $30/month

CLIFFDALE

Teens Come Together!

Zumba

Zumba is a Latin style aerobics class that is exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin-inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party that is moving millions of people to lose weight fast while having fun. 18+; Tues. and Wed.; 7-8 pm; 8 classes; $35/month

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cliffdale’s Fall Festival

Families will enjoy free games, music, arts and crafts and activities. Get information about health improvement, individual and family activities and educational opportunities. Vendors must preregister for a table. $10/table All ages; Sat., Nov. 16; 10 am-4 pm; Free

Cliffdale Black History Program

Celebrate our 5th Annual Black History Month Program with the Cliffdale community. Bring the family to enjoy an evening filled with dance, music and food. It’s an evening of celebration. All ages; Sat., Feb. 22; 5 pm; Free

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COLLEGE LAKES

College Lakes Recreation Center 4945 Rosehill Road, 433-1564 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

College Lakes Fitness Center

Adults can now exercise using some of the latest fitness technology! The Fitness Room is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes to increase cardiovascular fitness. A simple questionnaire must be completed on the first visit and renewed annually. 18+; Mon.-Fri.; 1-9 pm; Sat.; 9 am-5 pm; Sun.; 2-5 pm; Free 13-17 yrs; Youth must be accompanied by parent

Morning and Evening Zumba Fitness

Zumba is a Latin style aerobics class that will help you to get into shape and burn calories. Ditch the workout and join the party! Join the millions of people that have decided that having fun and working out are not mutually exclusive. Get with the group who’d rather have a blast! 18+; Tues.-Thurs.; 10:30-11:30 am; $30/month or $5/class 18+; Mon.-Wed.; 7-8 pm; $30/month or $5/class

Youth Open Gym

Enjoy playing basketball? Then come to open gym and work on your basketball skills while improving your health along with others your age. Gym hour vary depending on center activities. High School students should be prepared to present picture identification. Gym shoes and clothes must be worn. Youth must be accompanied by parent. 17-under yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 3-4:30 pm; Free 6-12 yrs; Sat.; 9 am-12:30 pm 13-17 yrs; Sat.; 1-4 pm

Adult Open Gym

Gym hours may vary depending on center activities. Valid picture identification is required. 30+; Sun.; 2-4:30 pm; Tues.; 7-8:30 pm; $2/person 18+; Thurs.; 7-8:30 pm; $2/person

Game Room

Checkout our rockin’ game room! Our game room has foosball and a ping pong table. You must sign in at the front desk before entering the game room. Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult. See you there! All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 5:30-8:30 pm; Sat.; 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sun.; 2-4:30 pm; Free

Ace Card Club

Come join a card club and try your hand at different card games. 55+; Mon.; 1-3 pm; Free

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Want to stay fit and trim? If the answer is yes, then you will want to join this group. You will meet in a group setting and learn strategies that will help you in losing that extra, unwanted weight. 18+; Tues.; 6-7 pm; see instructor for fee information

V’z Modeling Academy

V’z Modeling Academy will teach the fundamentals of modeling with a twist. The twist is that there is a model in all of us. V’z Modeling Academy offers everyone the opportunity to experience the excitement of being in a fashion show. You can participate whether you want to pursue modeling as a career or just want to enjoy it as a hobby. Scheduled fashion shows will be announced. In addition there will be service projects to help our community. Children younger than 6 years old will be taken on an individual basis. 6-17 yrs; Tues.; 6:30-7:30 pm; $20/month per person 18+; Tues.; 7:30-8:30 pm; $20/month per person

Belly Dance

Belly Dance is a great way to improve flexibility, muscle control and self-confidence. It is also wonderful to add to any weight loss routine. With its rich history, beautiful music, and elegant costuming, it is a fun activity for all women no matter their age, size or shape! Come on out and learn some basic moves associated with belly dancing and put them together for a great workout! No experience necessary! 16+; Mon.; 6:30-8 pm; $40/month or $13/class

Creative Cooking Class

Does your child have a passion for cooking? Here’s an opportunity for them to learn the basic of it all, a cooking class just for kids. Where everything is prepared and cooked by kids for kids. 6-13 yrs; Thurs.; 6-7 pm; $20/month or $8/class

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Get ready to learn all the latest dance steps and be part of a group that shows off their moves. You will get to go dancing at other centers and organizations. Come and join in on the fun! 55+; Thurs.; 1:30-2:30 pm; Free www.fcpr.us

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This is an Integrated Martial Arts program that teaches the Shinto Martial arts Science System. In this class participants will learn self-defense and discipline. The class will help participants develop self-confidence, balance, control and overall physical fitness through innovative techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to compete in local, regional, national and international tournaments. 4+; Wed. and Thurs.; 6:30-8:30 pm; $50/month or $8/class

Development Sports Program

This program focuses on giving children the opportunity to acquire and practice basic developmental skills in a safe and structured environment. Students will enjoy circle time, stretching, various sports and balance related activities and creative free play. Children do not have to be potty trained and class is open to children of all abilities. Parents are required to stay with the child and space is limited. Max 7. 3-4 yrs; Mon., Tues.; 5-6 pm; $20/4 classes; $30/6 classes

Table Tennis Lessons

Learn the basics in proper technique of forehand and backhand strokes, serves, doubles and general rules. Space is limited. Please register today! 10-12 yrs; Thurs.; 6-7 pm; $20/monthly or $6/class 13-15 yrs; Thurs.; 7-8 pm; $20/monthly or $6/class

Movie Club

Parents take three Fri. nights for yourself and register your child to be a part of the movie club! Rated G and PG movies are shown along with popcorn and a drink. Pre-register and receive more details. 4-9 yrs; Fri.; 6:30-8:30 pm; $8/monthly membership or $4 admission

Group Guitar Instruction

Quality guitar instruction for students of every level of development. Emphasis is placed on musicianship fostered by a positive learning environment. Must have own guitar. 8+; Mon.; 7-8 pm; $40/4 weeks

Mommy Time

Moms take 2 hours for you the last weekend of the month to do some grown up stuff. Children are invited to come and be with other children their ages under the watchful eye of an adult. Their time will be spent doing fun activities. 4-8 yrs; Sat.; 11 am-1 pm; Pre-register $10; Day of Class $15 9-12 yrs; Sat.; 2-4 pm; Pre-register $10; Day of Class $15 4-8 yrs; Sun.; 2-4 pm; Pre-register $10; Day of Class $15

Coaches Needed

Baseball, Softball, Indoor Soccer, Summer Basketball, Summer Volleyball, Fall Baseball, Fall Softball, Football, Soccer, Cheerleading, Volleyball and Winter Basketball coaches are needed at College Lakes Recreation Center. For more information or to volunteer, stop by or call the recreation center. For more information, call (910) 433-1547

Brownies and Girl Scouts

Brownies and Girl Scouts provide young ladies with an accepting and nurturing environment where girls can build character and skills for success in the real world. Grades 2-3; Troop # 3382; 1st and 3rd Fri.; 6:30 pm Grades K and 2; Troop # 1861; 1st, 3rd and 5th Tues.; 6:30 pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

Zone 4 Coaches Appreciation Dinner

All coaches, asst. coaches (all sports) and a guest are invited to come out and feel the appreciation that Zone 4 recreation centers have for you. We appreciate all your volunteer hours. This is an opportunity for us to give back to you. Menu TBA. Pre-register by Aug. 17 Sat., Aug. 24; 1-4 pm

Back To School Dance

Boys and girls are invited to have fun celebrating the return to school. Wear your best outfit. Pictures will be taken at your request for $5. 9-12 yrs; Fri., Sept. 6; 6-8:30 pm; $5 admission

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Coalition Martial Arts

Bingo Nights

Join us for some games of Bingo. It is a great opportunity for parents to get some time alone and have some fun! Prizes awarded. Please call to pre-register. 18+; Fri.; Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Jan. 25 and Feb. 21; 6-8 pm; $1/participant

Oktoberfest

Join us for some fallish fun! We will have games, bounce house, vendors, crafts and a fashion show. It will be a great day to bring out the entire family. To top off the day the V’z models will be presenting their fall fashion show. Please call to pre-register your family. All ages; Oct. 12; 11 am-2 pm; Free

Trick or Truck

Come out to a safe environment to enjoy a night of fun with the kids going from truck to truck finding a treat. This night is sponsored by the College Lakes Recreation Center and The Carolina Bad Boyz and Girlz Car Club. All ages; Oct. 31; 6:30 pm; Free

Fall Yard Sale

Have some items that are in good condition but you just don’t have the space? Bring your gently used items that are in good condition to College Lakes Recreation Center for our fall yard sale. All proceeds from all sales go to you. All you have to do is register for a table. Pre-registration is required. 18+; Sat., Nov. 2; 6 am-1 pm; $10/table

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Military Appreciation Dinner

We are happy to give back to our wonderful men and women of our armed services! Menu TBA. Free childcare! We will provide pizza, games and a movie for the kids. Pre-registration is required. Registration ends Nov. 6. Must show military I.D. at registration. 18+; Tues., Nov. 12; 6-8:30 pm; Free

Baskets for the Needy

Join us as we put together baskets for needy families in our community for Thanksgiving. We will need volunteers to help make place settings, color placemats, organize dry food and write cards to these families. This is a great service project for the entire family. Call ahead to pre-register your family. All ages; Nov. 15; 6-8:30 pm; Free

A Prince and Princess Christmas

V’z Modeling class presents their annual Christmas fashion show. Come and check out the girls as they show off the latest winter fashions. There will also be some surprises guest appearances. Call the center for more information. All ages; Location TBA; Free

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Adult Holiday Social Dance

Come out and celebrate a nice adult holiday dinner and dance. No drinking. No smoking. Just clean adult fun. We encourage everyone to wear their best holiday outfit. Space is limited. Please pre-register by Dec. 7. Children are welcome. There are activities set aside for children ages 5+($5/child). 25+; Sat., Dec. 21; 8-11 pm; $20/person; $30/couple

Christmas Eve Camp

Parents get your last minute shopping done on Christmas Eve! Children are invited to come and be with other children their ages under the watchful eye of an adult. Their time will be spent doing fun activities. After you have purchased all of your last minute gifts, you are welcome to come in and wrap your gifts for free. Must pre-register. 5-12 yrs; Tues., Dec. 24; 7:30 am-5:30 pm; $10/child

Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Dance

Boys and girls are invited to have fun celebrating Valentine’s Day. We encourage everyone to wear RED. Pictures will be taken at request for $5. 9-12 yrs; Fri., Feb. 14; 6-8:30 pm; $5 admission

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3637 Pembroke Lane, 433-1226 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Senior Citizens Fitness Morning

Get your workout out of the way! The fitness room will be open early for seniors on Tues. and Thurs. 50+; Tues. and Thurs.; 9-10 am; Free

Quilting Day and Night

Learn quilting techniques from others or showcase your own talents. Bring all your supplies and we’ll provide the space. All ages; Wed.; 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm; Free

A Unique S.C.E.N.T.

If you enjoy listening to live music then join us for Senior Citizens Entertainment Night every Tues. Each night will feature a style of music such as bluegrass, country /western, gospel and oldies. If you are interested in showcasing your musical talent, then call for more information and sign up to perform. 55+; Tues.; 6:30-8:45 pm; Free

Basic Skills Review/GED Classes

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is offering tuition free Basic Skill Review classes in reading, math, writing, and general education diploma (GED) preparation classes. Please contact Phillip Crawford 678-8497/8299 or Linda Robotham 678-8483 of FTCC for entry testing procedures. All ages; Mon. and Wed.; 6-9 pm; Free

Brunch and Paint Class

Come enjoy fellowship, painting, and brunch! All supplies and coffee will be provided, just bring a brunch treat to share if you like. By the end of the 2 hour class you’ll have a canvas painting to take home! This class is taught by Laura Harsant Reeves, art teacher at Eastover-Central Elementary School. You don’t have to be a Picasso to take a class. It will be fun and relaxing! All Ages; 1st Sat. of each month; 10 am-noon; $20

Tang Soo Do Karate and Self Defense

Tang Soo Do is an art form that enhances awareness and well-being. The combat academy of Tang Soo Do offers demo teams, board breaking, sparring, tournaments and belt advancement. This family oriented class teaches self-defense, physical fitness and discipline is for beginner, intermediate and advanced martial arts students. Classes can begin anytime. All ages; Tues. and Thurs.; 7:30-8:30 pm; $40/month

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Healthy Helpers Cooking Class

If your kids enjoy cooking or helping out in the kitchen then bring them to the recreation center for a class they will enjoy. Kids will learn basic kitchen safety and make their own healthy dinner. No supplies needed, but space is limited so sign up early. Please call the center to pre-register or for more information. 6-14 yrs; 3rd Thurs. of each month; 6-7 pm; $10/class

Zumba

Zumba is a dance fitness program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness class. Burn calories and have fun doing it during the hour of heart racing, muscle pumping, and body energizing movements that will engage and captivate you. All ages; Mon. and Fri.; 7-8 pm; $30/month

EASTOVER-CENTRAL

Eastover-Central Recreation Center

Yvette’s Dance Academy

In this upbeat and exciting class participants learn basic techniques and fundamentals of dance. This class also improves coordination, flexibility and endurance. Beginners and intermediate students are welcomed as they will learn ballet, tap, tumbling, hip hop, and jazz. 3-6 yrs; Mon.; 5:30-6:30 pm; $30/month

Pilates/Sculpting

If you want to tone your body and strengthen your core, then this class is for you. This class focuses on abs, glutes, legs, back and even upper body through various exercises. All skill levels are welcomed. All Ages; Mon. and Wed.; 4-5 pm; $30/month

Little Hitters Rug Rat League

Parents, if your little one is itching to get on the baseball field, then sign them up for our Rug Rat League. Registration is from Jan. 2-March 2. Birth Certificate and fee is required at the time of registration. League age is the age attained by a player prior to May 1. 3-4 yrs; $20/person

Tumbling Instructor Needed

We are looking for a qualified instructor to teach children’s tumbling classes. If you are interested please call the recreation center at 433-1226 for more information.

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Cooking and Nutrition

Learn how to cook a healthy meal and why nutrition is important. Participants will also learn which foods are healthy and why packaging on products can be deceiving. 12-17 yrs; Sat., Aug. 31; 10:30 am; Free

Hunter Education Course

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers a free Hunter Education Course. This course includes information about hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management; firearms, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety. All first-time license buyers must successfully complete a hunter education course before they can hunt in North Carolina or purchase a hunting license. There is no minimum age required to take the course and it runs for a total of three days. Space is limited and class will take place in the fall. Call the recreation center to verify class dates. All Ages; TBD; Free

Home Alone Safety

Be prepared for times that you’ll be home alone. Get tips about ways to stay safe and secure. 12-17 yrs; Sat., Sept. 21; 10 am; Free

Creepy Cookies and Carvings

Come decorate cookies or carve your way into a pumpkin pie. We’ll have a pumpkin carving contest where the winner gets a pumpkin pie. If you don’t want to carve a pumpkin you can munch on cookies that you’ve decorated. Bring your pumpkin and we’ll supply the rest! All Ages; Thurs., Oct. 17; 6:30 pm; Free

Bicycle Safety

A bike can be a child’s first vehicle. Before your child starts out on their adventure bring them to the recreation center to learn important safety tips that will help keep them safe and secure. 7-14 yrs. Sat., Oct. 26; 10 am; Free

Rider Development Motocross Class

If you are interested in learning basic safety practices when it comes to dirt bikes, then this class is for you! We will be partnering with Hog Heaven Motocross Track to provide hands-on instruction regarding the proper techniques when riding a dirt bike. A practice bike will be provided if you do not own one; however, each participant will need a helmet. This class will be held at Hog Heaven Race Track located in Godwin. 5-16 yrs; Sat., TBD; $20/person

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Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun at the Ball Park. Come in costume and decorate your trunk for a controlled and safe family environment for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Bring candy to pass out and let your little ones trick-ortreat safely. All Ages; Thurs., Oct. 31; 6 pm; Free

Yo! Eastover Wraps

Come wrap your holiday gifts with us. We’ll supply the wrapping paper and give you plenty of space. Enjoy a cup of coffee while you wrap your presents with others. Pre-register by Dec. 18. All Ages; Fri., Dec. 20; 6:30-7:30 pm; Free

Stedman vs. Eastover Dodgeball Tournament

Let the rivalry begin! Teams from Stedman & Eastover will compete in a good ole’ fashion game of Dodgeball. We encourage you to gather your players and hurry to register for this family oriented event. Players on teams must consist of children & adults. Teams will max at 8 persons. Register as a team or as an individual and we can place you on a team. Prizes given for most creative team name! Pre-registration is required by Jan. 3. Games will be held at Eastover-Central Recreation Center. All ages; Sun., Jan. 12; 2 pm; $2/person

Red and White Valentine’s Dance

Dance the night away at our annual Valentine’s Dance. Tickets are only sold in advance at the recreation center and will be available until Feb. 13. Grades K-2; Fri., Feb. 14; 6-7 pm; $3 Grades 3-5; Fri., Feb. 14; 7-8:30 pm; $4

EASTOVER-CENTRAL

Trunk or Treat

Lawn Safety Outdoor Dining

Planning on camping soon? Come learn some tasty and easy meals to prepare over a camp fire. Included in this class will be instruction on building cooking fires. Register by Nov. 6. 7-17 yrs; Sat., Nov. 9; 10 am; Free

Get a head start on lawn care by learning the proper way to use a lawn mower. This class will also instruct participants on minor maintenance to help keep lawnmowers functioning properly longer. 12-17 yrs; Sat., Feb. 22; 10 am; Free

Parent’s Night Out

Parents, bring your kids to the recreation center while you finish up your holiday shopping! Participants will have fun making a craft, watching a movie and enjoying some pizza. 5-14 yrs; Thurs., Dec. 12; 6-8:30 pm; $5/person

Cape Fear Regional Basketball Camp

Join us for our second annual Cape Fear Regional Basketball Camp and learn the important fundamentals of the game from our great staff of experienced coaches and players! We will be focusing on shooting, dribbling, defense, rebounding and team play by using drills and exercises. Camp will be held at Cape Fear High School and will feature coaches from there as well. 7-14 yrs; Sat., Dec. 14; 9:30 am-noon; $5/person

For more information, call (910) 433-1547

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GRAY’S CREEK

Gray’s Creek Recreation Center 2964 School Road, 433-1015 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Open Gym

Enjoy playing basketball? Then come out and play! Youth 7-17 years must have a Current permission form on file; must be renewed annually. Open gym is on-going with exception to scheduled recreation center programs/ activities. Youth Open Gym: 13-17 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 3-4:30 pm, Sat.; 9-11 am; Free and a picture ID Adult Open Gym: 18+; Sat.; 11 am-2 pm; $2 and a picture ID

Little Chefs

The Little Chefs program is designed to help develop and teach children proper cooking skills while encouraging positive eating habits and the importance of healthy foods. Children are encouraged to practice food preparation skills, and learn about different cultural foods of the world. Must be pre-registered one week prior to class. 8-12 yrs; Dec. 13; 6-7:30 pm; $5/person

Youth Social

The Grays Creek Recreation Center will be working to provide the local youth of the Grays Creek Community with a variety of programs to help them become successful adults. 4th Thurs. of each month; 7-8:30 pm; Free

Beginner Ballet/Tap

An hour of class time designed to teach students Ballet and Tap technique and performance pieces. Students will learn performance pieces during class. 3-5 yrs; Thurs.; 6-7 pm; $30/month

Intermediate Ballet/Tap

A hour of class time designed to teach students Ballet and Tap technique and performance pieces. This class is for students who have had some dance training. 6-10 yrs; Tues.; 6-7 pm; $30/month

Gray’s Creek Outreach Senior Club

The Grays Creek “Outreach” Senior Citizens Club is the place to be if you enjoy fellowship, fun, and laughter. Activities include informational speakers, games, arts and crafts, trips and covered dish lunches. Membership in the club gives access to city/county wide activities such as the Annual Christmas Banquet, the Fish Fry and more. Come join today! 55+; 4th Tues. of each month; 10 am-noon; Free

Senior’s Board & Card Games

Seniors come out with your friends for some spirited fun and fellowship each month with our monthly Senior Game day. Challenge your friends to one of our many card or board games and see just who the best is. 55+; 4th Fri. of each month; 10 am-noon; Free

Better Health Diabetic Clinic

Better Health of Cumberland County holds weekly Diabetic Screenings, Clinics, Management Plans and other services for diabetics. 40 +; Wed.; 9 am-noon; Free

Gray’s Creek District Church Meeting

The Grays Creek Recreation Center will be meeting with the district churches to discuss programming and volunteer options to offer the best opportunities to the citizens of the Grays Creek Community. 1st Tues. of each month; 9-11 am; Free

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Mommy & Me

Here is a chance for your child to get a jump start on ballet; this class is for moms and their little ones. Thirty minutes of time with your child while they learn the basics of ballet. 1½ -2½ yrs; Tues.; 7-7:30 pm; $20/month

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This class offers academic achievement, self-discipline, and physical fitness. Sessions begin the first Monday of each month. 5+; Mon and Fri.; Beginners 6-7 pm; Intermediate 7-8 pm; $40/month

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Volleyball Clinic

Kids are you interested in getting better at Volleyball? Then come join on us on Sat., Sept. 14 and get first hand instruction former Clemson middle blocker Brittany Fennell. All participants will receive a t-shirt. 9-12 yrs; Sat., Sept. 14; 9 am-noon; $40 13-16 yrs; Sat., Sept. 14; 1-4 pm; $40

One-hour course designed to introduce the player to the guitar. Students will become acquainted with basic chords, tablature, scales, notation, and theory. Music from pop, rock, folk, country, and other genres will be explored. 8+; Thurs.; 6-7 pm; $40/month

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Students will continue their musical skill development on the guitar. Chords, progressions, scales, and music of a more difficult magnitude will be explored, encouraging the player to develop into a self-sufficient guitarist. 10+; Thurs.; 7-8 pm; $40/month

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Tae Kwon Do

Piyo (Pilates & Yoga)

Piyo is a mixture of Yoga poses and Pilate’s moves, put together to create a great cross training workout with various formats where your body can use its muscles in different ways. It is unique class designed to build strength and gain flexibility. 16+; Wed.; 5:45-6:45 pm; $25/month

Les Mills Body Pump

The original weight training class that builds strength, tones your body, burns 560 calories an hour, and pushes you to the limit every time. This sixty minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises to include squats, presses, lifts, and curls. 18+; Mon. and Thurs.; 6-7 pm; $35/month

Zumba

This program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. We want you, to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked on an exciting hour of calorie burning, body energizing, awe inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! 13+; Mon.; 7-8 pm; $25/month

Tumbling

This class gives your children the opportunity to learn the basics of tumbling, to include rolls, cart wheels, hand springs, and flexibility. 3-6 yrs; Wed.; 5:45-6:30 pm; $25/month 7-10 yrs; Wed.; 6:30-7:15 pm; $25/month

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SPECIAL EVENTS

10th Annual Fall Festival

Bring out the entire family for a day of fun, food, games, prizes and entertainment. The 10th annual Fall Festival is back, and is going to be better than years before! If you came last year we hope to see you again, this time with more family and friends. Make sure to pre-register your family so we can plan accordingly. Special attractions include the Operation Cease Fire Command Post, local Fire/Rescue vehicles will be on display, various arts and craft vendor booths, silent auction table to benefit The American Heart Association and much, much, more! Free fun events like a coloring contest and bounce houses will be available. For more information contact the Gray’s Creek Recreation Center. Sat., Oct. 19; 10 am-2 pm; Free www.fcpr.us

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2nd Annual Fall Festival Car Show

Join us for the 2nd Annual Grays Creek Fall Festival Car Show. Cars of all makes, models, and years are welcome with trophies awarded to Top 50 Classic Cars (1979 & Older), Top 25 Modern Cars (1980 & Newer). Specialty trophies to be awarded for Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Other, Best of Show, Kids Choice, and Director’s Choice. Sat., Oct. 19; Registration 10 am-noon; Awards Presentation 2 pm; $20/per car (All proceeds from registration to benefit the American Heart Association)

Trunk or Treat

Bring out the kids and trick or treat this year at a safe event. The recreation center will be offering on Thurs., Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm a trunk or treat event featuring local church and civic organizations. Join us for all the fun and candy galore this year in your favorite Halloween costumes! Prizes will be given out for the best costumes for age 4-under yrs, 5-8 yrs, 9-12 yrs and 13+ (no scary costumes please). Judging starts at 7 pm. Thurs., Oct. 31, 6-8 pm; Free

Variety Show

Parents come out to see what different programs our facility offers as current participants of our programs perform a wide variety of activities to include Ballet/Tap, Guitar, Tae Kwon Do, and Tumbling. All ages; Fri., Nov. 15; 6-8 pm; Free

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Winter Carnival

Enjoy Gray’s Creeks third annual Winter Carnival with your family. There will be cake walk, inflatables, concessions, coloring contest and last but not least “Santa” himself. Make sure you pre-register your family so we may plan accordingly. All Ages; Fri., Dec. 6; 6-8 pm; Free; Fees for Concessions, Cake Walk and Silent Auction (Benefiting the Special Olympics of Cumberland County)

Senior Spaghetti Social

We know that life can be busy so let us help take some stress off by joining us as we have our first ever senior spaghetti social. Dinner will include spaghetti, bread and a drink. You may dine in at the recreation center or take your plates to go. Purchasing plates in advanced is strongly encouraged, but not necessary. 55+; Fri., Jan. 24; 11 am-1 pm; $5/plate

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352 Devers Street, 433-1568 Mon.-Fri. 8 am-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Kiwanis Fitness Room

Treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines are available so you can shed those pounds, work on cardio and tone up the body. These machines have multiple features that will help track progress. Participants must fill out a form and attend a brief equipment orientation on your first visit. 18+; 13-17 yrs with a parent/guardian; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-9 pm; Sat.; 9 am-5 pm; Free

Youth Open Gym

Come and work on your basketball skills and play against others your age. A completed permission form signed by parent/guardian must be on file to play basketball. A current ID is required and players must sign in to play. 18-under yrs; Mon.-Thurs.; 3:30-5:45 pm; Sat.; 1-4 pm; Free

Family Gym Time

Enjoy some gym time as a family. This time has been designated to give families time together. A completed permission form must be signed by parent/guardian must be on file to play basketball. Child/children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 15-under yrs with parent/family; Fri.; 3:30-5:45 pm; Free

Adult Open Gym

Time to get in shape…sweat those pounds off. Players must complete a registration form and provide a picture ID. 18+; Mon. and Tues.; 10 am-2 pm; Sun.; 2-5 pm; $2/visit

Coaches Needed

Baseball, Softball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Basketball coaches are needed at Kiwanis Recreation Center for the 2013 Sports seasons. For more information or to volunteer, stop by the recreation center anytime.

Preschool

This program is designed for children to grow and learn in an environment that emphasizes academic wellness and supports good behavior. Our students are encouraged to be creative, laugh, and follow directions. Child must be potty trained. This program follows the Cumberland County School calendar. 3-5 yrs; Mon.-Thurs.; 9 am-noon; $100/month

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Tutor Time

Let us help your child get ahead and stay there!!! Tutor Time provides low cost tutoring services in Math, Reading, Writing, English, and Phonics for children of all ages. If additional subjects are needed, individualized tutoring can be arranged. All Ages; Tues. and Thurs.; 4:30-5:30 pm; $100/month

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Kiwanis Recreation Center

Tae Kwon Do

Would you like to learn the fine art of self-defense? Train the body as well as the mind to be disciplined and able to perform at the highest levels. All ages; Tues. and Thurs.; 6-9 pm; $40/monthly

Zumba

Zumba - a Latin/hip hop dance exercise that will make you forget you’re working out. You do not have to be a dancer, just follow my lead. You can burn anywhere from 400 to 1000 calories. 18+; Mon. and Wed.; 6-7 pm; $5/per class

Yvette’s Dance Academy

Always been interested in dance classes, but couldn’t afford the prices at private studios? Here is your solution… affordable ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz and tumbling classes for everyone. An Open House for the 2013-2014, including a FREE dance class and information session, for NEW Students will be held on Aug. 24 at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to 336-587-1827 or yvettesdanceacademy@gmail.com. Classes will begin in Sept. 3-6 yrs; Sat.; 9:30-10:30 am; Ballet/Tap/Tumbling; $30/ month 7-12 yrs; Sat.; 10:30-11:45 am; Ballet/Tap/Tumbling; $30/ month 7-12 yrs; Sat.; 11:45 am-12:45 pm Hip Hop/Jazz; $30/month

Cambridge Community Watch

Homeowners meet to discuss concerns in the Cambridge neighborhood. 18+; 3rd Tues. of each month; 7-9 pm; Free

Chess Club

Fayetteville Chess club meets once a week to practice and explore new techniques in the game of chess. 16+; Tues.; 6-9 pm; Free

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Bridge Clubs

Fayetteville Duplicate Bridge Club meets twice a week and have yearly bridge tournaments. 18+; Mon.; 6-10 pm; Wed.; 12:30-4 pm; $4/visit

SEARS Retirement Group

Monthly Meeting for Sears Retirees Adults; 1st Mon. of each month; 6-8 pm; Free

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Big Man/Woman Clinics

Come and learn some skills that can help improve your basketball game as you operate close to the basket. Space will be limited so call to get more information. 12-17 yrs.; TBA; $10/1 hour session

Trick or Treat Bags

Monthly Luncheon for Kiwanis Members Adults; Fri.; noon-3 pm

Come out and decorate a bag to collect all your candy in. Get a head start on that. Pre-register before Oct. 23. All ages; Fri., Oct. 25; 6-8 pm; Free

Cape Fear Coin Club

Giving Thanks

New members welcome! Adults; 2nd and 4th Tues.; 7-9 pm; Free

Hula Hoop Club

Come out and make some crafts for your friends and family that show how thankful you are. Pre-register by Nov. 19. All ages; Fri., Nov. 22; 6-8 pm; Free

Looking for a fun way to lose weight? Come on out and enjoy this favorite childhood pastime that can burn 400-1000 calories. Summer hours may vary. 18+; Tues.; 9:30-10:30 am; $3/session

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1455 Hoke Loop Road, 433-1175 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Coupon Club

Bring your Wed. ads and Sun. coupons to share tips, deals and ideas with fellow coupon enthusiasts. Please call the recreation center for more information. All ages; Wed.; 11 am-noon; Free

Open Gym

Shoot hoops, play horse, or work on your free throws. Youth 7-17 years must have a current permission form on file that must be renewed annually. Open gym is ongoing with exception to scheduled recreation center and athletic programs. Please call the center for further details. Family: 18-under yrs must be with parent/guardian; Mon. and Fri.; 6-8:30 pm; Sat.; 11 am-2 pm; Free Teens: 13-17 yrs; Wed.; 6-8 pm; Sat.; 2-4 pm; Free with current picture ID and form on file completed by a parent or guardian. Forms must be updated yearly.

Tumbling Toddlers

Your child will burn off extra energy while learning in a fun environment! Basic tumbling techniques will be covered for toddlers and preschoolers to include forward and backward rolls, stretches, jumps, walk-overs and more. Please call the recreation center for more information. 2-3 yrs; Wed.; 10-10:45 am; 4-5 yrs; Wed.; 11-11:45 am; $20/4 classes

Little Hitters T-ball Program

Get your pre-school child involved in this beginner t-ball program designed for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child will learn the basic rules as well as develop their motor skills and learn about teamwork. Teams will practice and play a non-competitive four game season. Parents are encouraged to have an active role in this program. 3-4 yrs; practice and games TBD; $20 and birth certificate

Kid Connection

Preschool Picassos

New Life Senior Club

Cre-8-tive Minds

Bring your toddlers to the center for an informal morning playgroup with children their age. Help develop social skills early and enjoy socializing with other parents! Toys provided, but feel free to bring your own! 5-under yrs; Thurs.; 11 am-12:30 pm; Free Do you live in the West Fayetteville area and are 55 or older? Then check out this brand new senior club! Club meets the third Fri. of every month. 55+; 3rd Fri. of each month; 10 am; Free

Let your child’s imagination run wild as they create various projects and get an early start on shaping their artistic ability. Please remember to dress for a mess. Please call the recreation center for more information. 3-6 yrs; Sat.; 9:30-10:15 am; $20/4 classes

Play various card games with friends and feel free to bring snacks to munch on! Please call the recreation center for more information. 55+; Fri.; 1-5 pm; Free

Cre-8-tive Minds believes in providing each child with a variety of experiences and opportunities to learn, create and discover. Our program is socially and emotionally strong which provides children with a healthy feeling of selfesteem and initiative. Exploration, imagination, creativity and problem solving are all encouraged! *Children must be potty trained* Program follows CCS traditional school year calendar. Please call the recreation center for supply list and more information. 3-5 yrs; Tues. and Thurs.; 9 am-noon; $55/month

Silver Crafters

Discovering Great Artists

Senior Card Club

Use your creativity and make different arts and crafts with friends during this informal group. Please call the recreation center for more information. 55+; Mon.; 4:30-6 pm; Free

Walking Track

Enjoy a walk or jog around our outdoor track each day until dusk. Four laps around the track equals one mile, so come on over and get fit! All ages; Free

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LAKE RIM

Lake Rim Recreation Center

Picasso said “Every child is an artist.” Acrylics, watercolors, oil pastels, markers and chalk pastels will all be used to create works of art inspired by famous artists. Simple brushstrokes, color mixing, values, contrasts, highlighting, and shadowing are a few of the lessons that will be covered. Please call the recreation center for more information. 6-13 yrs; Tues.; 6-7:30 pm; $30/4 classes

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Kid’s Zumba

Fun and energetic Zumba class for kids. Students will have a blast and enjoy this class while learning basic steps to motivating and inspiring international music. Please call the recreation center for more information. 4-7 yrs; Sat.; 9:30-10:15 am; $20/month 8-12 yrs; Sat.; 10:30-11:15 am; $20/month

Zumba

This program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. We want you to want to work out and to get hooked on an exciting hour of calorie burning fun! 13+; Tues. and Thurs.; 8-9 pm; $35/month or $5/class

Zumba Gold

This is an international fitness class designed for older active adults and beginners of Zumba. It incorporates lower impact aerobics and Latin dance. Please call the recreation center for more information. 55+; Mon. and Wed.; 2-2:45 pm; $20/8 classes

Tang Soo Do

Build strength, self-esteem and confidence in a structured setting while gaining the knowledge to defend yourself with techniques from this traditional martial art. Students will earn belts as they advance in rank. 5+; Tues. and Thurs.; Beginners 6-7 pm; Adults/Intermediate/Advanced 7-8 pm; $40/8 classes

Kobudo

This class teaches the use of traditional Okinawan martial arts weapons including the staff, the tunfa, nunte, eku, nunchaku and others. Qualifying students must be at least seven years old and be in the rank of yellow belt or higher. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! 7+; Mon.; 8-9 pm; Fri.; 7:30-8:30 pm; $40/month; $35/person if multiple family members are registered

Uechi Ryu Karate Do

Uechi Ryu (pronounced: “Way Chee Roo”) is an Okinawan style of karate. The basic principle of Uechi Ryu is the use of soft and quick circular blocks that simply redirect an opponent’s attack followed by an equally quick and powerful response. Strong emphasis is placed on body conditioning and Sanchin training. 6+; Mon.; 7-8 pm; Fri.; 6:30-7:30 pm; $40/month; $35/person if multiple family members are registered

Vz Modeling Academy

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Join Vz Academy where emphasis is placed on selfawareness and self-expression. The class offers an opportunity to walk a runway, social interaction and community work. Our mission is to develop and train children into increasing their self-confidence by using fashion shows as a tool to display their growth. Please call the recreation center for more information. All ages; Wed.; 6:45-7:45 pm; $20/month www.fcpr.us

Vz Pageant Development Class

This class will be an image building class and open to pageant contestants, models and the general public. It will offer an opportunity to improve on poise, public speaking, communications skills, mock interviews, stage presentation and self-development. Please call the recreation center for more information. 7+; Wed.; 8-8:30 pm; $25/week

Cardio Dance

Cardio dance is done with current and old school favorites! This active sixty minute aerobic workout will challenge all your major muscle groups and make you sweat! Please call the recreation center for more information. 13+; Mon. and Wed.; 6-7 pm; $35/8 classes

Bellyfit

Bellyfit is the holistic fitness experience for women that blends the power and wisdom of ancient cultures with the research, technology and trends of the modern world. It combines Bellydance, Bollywood, African dance, Pilates and Yoga. Be inspired and empowered with this fun workout! Please call the recreation center for more information. 13+; Mon.; 6-7 pm; Wed.; 8-9 pm; $45/month or $10/class

Creative Cooking

Does your child have a passion for cooking? Well, here’s an opportunity for them to learn the basic of it all. This is a cooking class just for kids where everything is prepared and cooked by kids for kids. Supplies are provided, but space is limited! Please call the recreation center for more information. 6-13 yrs; Wed.; 6:15-7:15 pm; $20/4 classes

Kindermusik

Come out for this interactive music class! Improve your child’s brain development and have a lot of fun too! Class includes digital home materials and new themes and activities every month! 2-3 yrs; Tues.; 4-4:45 pm; 4-6 yrs; Tues.; 5-5:45 pm; $55/month

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Labors of Love

Help beautify the community by planting flowers and tidying up the beds around the center. Remember to bring gloves. Registration must be received by Sept. 3. 7-12 yrs; Fri., Sept. 6; 6-8 pm; Free

Cream of the Crop

Create your dream sundae at our ice cream social. We will have a good ol’ dodge ball game prior to work up our appetites! Registration must be received by Sept. 13. Please call the recreation center for more information. 6-12 yrs; Fri., Sept. 20; 6-7:30 pm; $5/child

Spooky Sweets & Treats

Have a howling good time as we create different edible spooky creations. We will make a trick or treat bag for you to take it all home in. Registration must be received by Oct. 11. Please call the recreation center for more information. 6-12 yrs; Fri., Oct. 18; 6-8 pm; $5/child

Let Freedom Ring

Drop the kids off and enjoy a free night out! We will feed the kiddos pizza and watch a movie. Registration must be received by Dec. 13. Please call the recreation center for more information. 6-12 yrs; Fri., Dec. 20; 6-8:30 pm; $5/child

Three Cheers for Straws

Did you know drinking straws were patented on Jan. 3, 1888? Help us celebrate by making various crafts with this handy item. Registration must be received by Dec. 20. Please call the recreation center for more information. 6-12 yrs; Fri., Jan. 3; 6-7:30 pm; $5/child

Eat Your Greens

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Learn how to be healthy and avoid a turkey coma. Registration must be received by Nov. 4. 7-12 yrs; Fri., Nov. 15; 6-7 pm; Free

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Bellyfit

Start the year off right with tips on staying active and trying a new Bellyfit class! Registration must be received by Jan. 10. 7-12 yrs; Sat., Jan. 18; 1-2 pm; Free

Germbusters

Fight off the cold and flu season with hand washing and hygiene tips. Registration must be received by Feb. 14. 7-12 yrs; Fri., Feb. 21; 6-7 pm; Free

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Soldiers from the Army’s 40th Public Affairs Detachment met with more than 30 children, aged five to 12 years old, for Lake Rim Recreation Center’s Hero Day! Participants enjoyed learning about Army values, equipment and teamwork firsthand from Soldiers. Participants also got hands-on experience with Army equipment after learning about how the gear works to help Soldiers with their individual jobs and protect them in combat. Lake Rim Recreation Center’s Hero Day was created by partnership between Center Supervisor Emily Collins and Cpt. Loni Ayers, Commander, 40th Public Affairs Attachment, allowing participants to learn from, and recognize, their hero’s!

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MASSEY HILL

Massey Hill Recreation Center 1612 Camden Road, 433-1569 Mon.-Fri. 1-7 pm, Sat. 11 am-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Tai Chi for Adults

Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese health practice and exercise art with movements performed very slowly and thoughtfully. It has often been called moving meditation because of its gentle flowing movement. The class includes meditation techniques, stretches, and warm-ups. This class is sponsored by the national Multiple Sclerosis Society and was created to benefit people with Multiple Sclerosis. Caregivers and friends are welcome. Participants do not have to be MS diagnosed to participate; other diagnoses can participate as well. 18+; Tues.; 8:30-10:30 am; Free

Open Family Skate

Roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits, calorie burning, reduction of body fat and leg strength development. It’s also a great family activity. Kids, have a laugh as Mom and Dad attempt to skate as they did when they were kids. Parents teach your kids a favorite activity from your youth. Bring your own skates (roller or inline) and check in at the recreation center before heading down to the hockey rink. No skateboards, please. All ages; Sat.; 9 am-5 pm; Free

Youth Open Gym

Shoot some hoops, play a pickup game of basketball, jump rope and play games. The possibilities are endless. Open gym takes place in the Massey Hill Classical High School Gymnasium on Southern Avenue. All participants must be registered and signed in by a parent or guardian. 13-17 yrs; Mon., Tues. and Thurs.; 5:30-7:30 pm; Free

Become active in your community, meet your neighbors hear from community officials monthly. The MHCW meets monthly and invites you to join forces with them to bring unity to the community. Moving Massey Hill Forward http://mhcw.us/1.html 18+; 2nd Tues.; 7-9 pm; Free

The Kickback Club

Need something to do after school? Then grab a few friends, head over to Massey Hill Recreation Center and challenge them in a game of cards, a variety of board games and some of the latest video games. All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 4:30-8 pm; Free

Sports Skills Academy

Massey Hill Sports Skills Academy will give the youth of Massey Hill and surrounding areas opportunity to learn the basic skills and conditioning for seasonal athletic sports. This program will help strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and develop the athlete as a whole. 5-10 yrs; Sat.; 11 am-noon; Free 11-13 yrs; Sat.; 2-3 pm; Free

Kindermusik by Tender Stages

Adult Open Gym

Shoot some hoops, play a pickup game of basketball, jump rope and play games. The possibilities are endless. Open gym takes place in the Massey Hill Classical High School Gymnasium on Southern Avenue. Participants must show valid ID and sign in and out. 18+; Fri.; 6-8 pm; $2

Kindermusik by Tender Stages will be teaching “The Kindermusik Village” class, which provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all senses engaged. Kindermusik Village is for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers. It incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement. http://www.kindermusik.com/ 0-18 months; Sat.; 11-11:30 am; $55/month

Coaches Needed

Movie Night

Football, Cheerleading, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball and Softball coaches are needed at Massey Hill Recreation Center. For more information or to volunteer, stop by the recreation center during operating hours.

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If popcorn, a drink, and a cozy seat surrounded by family watching a good movie is your idea of a good time then this program is for you. Join other families at Massey Hill Recreation Center every 3rd Fri. of the month as we show the latest family blockbuster hits. All Ages; 3rd Fri. of each month; 6 pm; Free

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The purpose of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Community Band is to provide a musical service to our community by providing an opportunity for instrumental musicians to come together and enjoy playing a variety of music. The FCCB will strive to give students and more experienced musicians an opportunity to play together and learn from each other. As a volunteer group, FCCB will strive for excellence however keeping the perspective that playing music must be an enjoyable experience for both the audience and the performers. The FCCB will present several concerts throughout the year. Grades 9+; May 1; Free

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E.E. MILLER

E.E. Miller Recreation Center 1347 Rim Road, 433-1220 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Open Gym-Teens

Toddler Playtime

Open Gym-Family Night

E.E. Miller “Seniors on the Move”

The gym is open nightly for basketball with the exception of recreation sponsored athletic programs. Participants should bring a school or picture ID. 13-17 yrs; Schedule varies according to availability, call center for current times. The gym is open weeknights for basketball with the exception of recreation sponsored athletic programs. Family night is designed to give families time to play together. An adult must accompany child/children. 12-under yrs; Schedule varies according to availability, call center for current times.

Open Gym-Adults

The gym is open just for adults to play basketball with the exception of recreation sponsored athletic programs. Participants must provide a picture I.D. to participate, no exceptions. 18+; $2; Schedule varies according to availability, call center for current times.

Fitness Room

The fitness room is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals and stationery bikes. Best of all, it’s absolutely free! Registration form required at first visit. 13+; Mon.-Fri.; 1-9 pm; Sat.; 9 am-5 pm; Sun.; 2-5 pm; Free

Moms and Dads bring your toddler ages 1-4 over to E.E. Miller Recreation Center for some fun and developmentally challenging playtime with other toddlers! Absolutely free with no pre-registration required! 1-4 yrs with a parent; Tues.; 1-2 pm; Free Seniors age 55 and over come out to a club meeting and participate in fellowship, food, special speakers, trips and more! 55+; 4th Thurs. of each month; 10 am; Free

Beginner I Middle Eastern Bellydance

For first time beginners. Anyone can do this! Have fun and learn to bellydance! It's a great way to have fun while getting fit! All basics, steps, combinations and veils will be taught. Enjoy the music, and meet some other bellydancers and learn all about Middle Eastern cultures. 16+; Tues.; 6:30-7:30 pm; $40/month

Intermediate/Advanced Middle Eastern Bellydance

Continue to advance your skills as you learn more complex dances. Showcase your talents in various public performances. 16+; Tues.; 7:30-8:30 pm; $40/month

Senior VIP Fitness

The fitness room will be open for all seniors age 55 and over. 55+; Mon.; 1-3 pm; Free

Montibello Community Watch Meetings Monthly community watch meetings are held for residents in the Montibello neighborhood. Meetings take place the last Tues. of each month. All ages; Tues.; 7-8 pm; Free

Senior Cards

Come out to meet other seniors in the area, socialize, and enjoy some card playing. We will be offering various card games to include spades, pinochle, and much more! We will also be playing tournaments. 55+; Wed.; 1 pm; Free

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Tang Soo Do Karate

This family-oriented class teaches self-defense, physical fitness and discipline. Tang Soo Do is an art form that enhances your awareness of being. All ages; Mon. and Wed.; Beginner 6-7 pm; Advanced 7-8 pm; $40/month For more information, call (910) 433-1547


This Zumba class is designed especially for both beginners as well as advanced students!! Zumba is a fun, low impact work-out that achieves great results! 16+; Thurs.; 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm; Sat.; 9-10 am; $25/month

Hula Dance

Hula classes are offered for beginning and advanced students that are interested in learning traditional Hula and Hawaiian culture. Participants wear traditional costumes and perform at events throughout the year. Private lessons also available, as well as classes for children ages 6-12 with instructor approval. 16+; Fri.; 6-8 pm; Sat.; 10 am-noon; $25/month

ZumbAtomic

Workday Camps

These camps are offered on teacher workdays on the year-round school calendar. Program is designed for children who are currently enrolled in kindergarten through age 12. Campers should bring a non-perishable lunch to camp each day. Workday Camps are offered on the following days: Sept. 19, and 20; Oct. 7; Nov. 27; Jan. 6; Feb. 17. Grades K-8; 7:30 am-5:30 pm; $10/day

Corn Hole League Toss

Bring your own custom boards and bags and join our Corn Hole league. We will be playing outside weather permitting. 18+; Fri.; 3-5 pm; $5

Parents, ZumbAtomic is a fun and healthy program designed just for kids using the Zumba concept. Children will learn fitness dances, participate in fun motivational games, and learn new rhythms and styles of music and culture. Classes are held once a week and are offered in a six week session. Call for next session available. Lil Starz: 4-7 yrs; Sat.; 10-10:45 am; $25 Big Starz: 5-12 yrs; Sat.; 11-11:45 am; $25

Little Hitters T-Ball

Tiny Tumble Bugs

In this four-week class children will experience a variety of gross motor activities with their parents. Parents be sure to come dressed to roll around on the mats with your little bug! New class session TBA. 2-3 yrs; Sat.; 9-10 am; $25

Get prepared for the upcoming spring sports season with our baseball and softball clinic. All levels/experience welcome. Players will be learning fundamentals. Bring a glove, we’ll provide the balls and bats. Pre-registration required by Feb. 6. 7-12 yrs; Sat., Feb. 9; 10 am-noon; Free

Line Dancing

Baseball Coaching Clinic

Looking for something to do Friday nights? Want to make some new friends while having a great time learning new dances? Then come on out to our line dance classes! No partner needed! 18+; Fri.; Beginner 6-7 pm; Advanced 7-8 pm; $5/person per week

Destiny Modeling Academy

Young boys and girls come on out and practice runway walking, build self-esteem and confidence, and look and feel great about yourself! Sessions begin in Oct., pre-registration required by Oct. 9. 5-12 yrs; Sat.; 10 am-noon; $15/month

Intercession Camps

Camps based around the year-round school schedule that feature games, crafts, sports and more. This program is designed for children who are currently enrolled in kindergarten through age 12. Campers should bring a nonperishable lunch to camp each day. Weeks offered are as follows: Sept. 23-27; Sept. 30-Oct. 4; Dec. 16-20; Dec. 23-24 ($20); Dec. 30-Jan. 3 ($40, No camp Jan. 1). Grades K-8; Mon.-Fri.; 7:30 am-5:30 pm; $50/week (unless otherwise noted) For more information, call (910) 433-1547

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Zumba Gold

Bring out your pre-schooler for our beginner t-ball league! Registration period runs Jan 1-March 1. Games will be played in April. Birth certificate required. 3-4 yrs; $20

SPECIAL EVENTS

Baseball/Softball Clinic

This clinic is designed for both veteran as well as new coaches. We will be teaching the fundamentals, rules, code of conduct policies and drafting procedures. Pre-registration required by Feb. 14. 18+; Sat., Feb. 22; 10 am-noon; Free

Youth Life Skills Series

Come out for a series of classes aimed at supporting the youth in our community through life skills, character development and youth mentoring. Each event will feature a guest speaker and conclude with fun and food! Pre-registration required 1 week prior to the event. 13-17 yrs; 6-8 pm; Free Sept. 6: Bullying and Self-Esteem Oct. 4: College-Is it For Me? Nov. 1: Job Applications and Interviews

EE Miller’s Ghoulish Gross-Out

We’re going to be making some creepy treats for Halloween to include spooky fingers, chocolate eyeballs and mummified hotdogs. Pre-registration required by Sept. 27. 8-12 yrs; Fri., Oct. 25; 6-8 pm; $5

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Thanksgiving Placemats and Storytime

Bring out your toddler or preschooler to decorate their own placemats for Thanksgiving. We will also be reading a story about the Pilgrims and how Thanksgiving began. Pre-registration required by Nov. 15. 2-4 yrs with a parent; Fri., Nov. 22; 10-11 am; Free

Operation Christmas Shopping Drop-off Are you still trying to finish your Christmas shopping but need somewhere to bring the kids? Send them to us for a magical filled night of “The Polar Express,” pizza, and hot chocolate! Pre-registration required by Dec. 6. 6-12 yrs; Fri., Dec. 13; 6-8:30 pm $5

Lego Adventures Part 2

We had so much fun at our last Lego adventure we decided to do it again! We will be creating a new Lego masterpiece in teams of 2 or 3. We’ll also be serving pizza and a drink for dinner. Sorry, we will have to keep the Legos but your child will get to keep the memories!! Pre-registration required by Jan. 3. 8-12 yrs; Fri., Jan. 10; 6-8 pm; $5

New Year, New You Essay Contest

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution that may be a defining moment for your life? Would you like to share this resolution or a resolution you made in the past in which you succeeded in? Then this essay contest is for you. Essays must be original, typed and double-spaced and less than one thousand words. They will be judged on grammar, content and originality. Each age group will be awarded a first and second place prize. No fee required but essays will be accepted beginning Dec. 2 and must be turned in no later than Dec. 13 at 5 pm. Age groups: 9-12 yrs; 13-17 yrs; 18-21 yrs; Free

Happy Chinese New Year!

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Come on out and spend the Chinese New Year with us as we celebrate the “Year of the Horse.” We will be learning all about Chinese customs and culture through crafts, Tangram puzzles, traditional Chinese games, and origami. We will also be serving a full Chinese meal! Pre-registration required by Jan. 24. 6-12 yrs; Fri., Jan. 31; 6-8 pm; $10

Valentines for Mom and Dad

Parents, this is one sweetheart of a deal. Drop the kids off with us and enjoy a nice Valentines dinner for yourselves. You won’t find a better deal than this anywhere else! We will keep the kids busy with valentine’s crafts, games, and we’ll feed them dinner too! Pre-registration required by Feb. 7. 6-12 yrs; Fri., Feb. 14; 6-8:30 pm; $10

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1018 Rochester Drive, 433-1570 Mon.-Fri 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Open Gym

Come work on your basketball skills while improving your health along with others your age. 13-under yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 4:30-6:30 pm; Sat.; 9-5 pm; Free 14-17 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 4:30-8:45 pm; Sat.; 9-5 pm; Free 18+; Mon.; 6:30-8:45 pm; $2 and Picture ID

Ru Ru’s Teen Dance Class

This youth dance class is designed to provide proper etiquette, leadership, and social skills. These skills are learned through a variety of dance styles. We invite you to come out and join us for a night filled with fun and excitement. This is also a great opportunity for your child to meet new friends in a great environment. Class Motto: We Encourage, Not Discourage!! 17-under yrs; Tues.; 6-7 pm; Free

The Ladies of Influence (Youth Serving to Improve the Community)

This teen program is designed to give elementary to high school students, primarily females, the opportunity to learn self-awareness, business etiquette, public service and cultural diversity. These programs benefit the Myers service area, as well as the city of Fayetteville. The members plan their own volunteer programs, fundraising and social activities. Each member also has a role or responsibility within the group also holds seminars on conflict resolution, leadership skills and organizational skills. 9-17 yrs; 4th Sat. of each month; 3-5 pm; Free

Browns Fitness for the Mine Body and Soul

Get fit! Lose weight! Be strong! Have fun. Total body workouts that will give you more energy then you’ve ever felt before. 7+; Mon. and Wed.; 6:30-8 pm; $15/month

GET REAL ANSWERS Series

The GRA series is designed to give you the answers you have been looking for on a variety of topics that concern us all in the community from an authority on the subject. Come join us for this informative series of presentations. You might just save yourself some time, money and aggravation.

For more information, call (910) 433-1547

Get Fit Youth Challenge Mine, Body and Healthy Eating

This series teaches children about healthy living. This series is designed to increase the awareness of healthy eating habits and increase physical activity. And also, to provide children with information that will help them eat healthier and become more physically active. Our goal is to inspire them to achieve a life of good healthy habits and fitness, and decrease childhood obesity. Awards will be given. 6-17; 2nd and 4th Sat.; 9-10 am; Free

G.B. MYERS

G.B. Myers Recreation Center

Homebuyer’s Workshops

Consumer credit counseling service of Cumberland County will host a homebuyer’s workshop for those who wish to get educated on buying a home and learning how to avoid the common mistakes people make. Make plans to be at one of these informative workshops. 18+; Sat.; Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 18; 9 am-4 pm; Free

The G.B. Myers Neighborhood Association

Our citizens within the G.B Myers Community meet to discuss and address community concerns. These meetings assist in developing and implementing an action plan. We welcome and will appreciate the attendance of all citizens in close proximity to Geraldine Myers Recreation Center. All ideas to address community concerns will be respected and considered at these meetings. 18+; 2nd Sat. of each month; 11 am; Free

The Sassy Women of Distinction

We are pleased to announce that the Sassy Women of Distinction, a Fayetteville chapter of the Red Hat Society, have joined us at G.B. Myers Recreation Center. The purpose of the Red Hat Society is to foster fun, health and engage in social interaction. The Women of Distinction also encourage endearing friendships in women in various seasons of their lives. The Red Hat Society is not a sorority or a voluntary service club. Members 50 and over wear red hats and purple attire to all social gatherings and outings. Any women under the age of 50 may also become a member, but she wears a pink hat and lavender attire to the Society's events until reaching her 50th birthday. Special occasions will be announced at each gathering. All ages; 2nd Sat. of each month; 9:30-11:30 am; Free

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Drums, Piano and Guitar Lessons

With one-on-one instruction, you will be playing tunes in no time. Students in this program learn the skills needed to take them from the novice to the expert! Students will learn songs, voices, rhythm, musical patterns and notations. Participants must purchase their own music book. Piano lessons are in 30-minute increments, drums and guitar are in 1 hour increments. The lessons are ongoing. Drum Lessons 5-17 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 5:30-8:30 pm; or Sat.; 11:30 am-5 pm; $40/month Piano Lessons 5-17 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 11:30 am-8:45 pm.; Sat.; 11:30 am-5 pm; $40/month Guitar Lessons 5-17 yrs; Tues.-Thurs.; 2:30 am-8:45 pm; $40/month

Bailes de Cultura Internacional Dance Lessons

If you enjoy coming to the Myers Swing Dance Class on Thurs. nights, and you want to improve your dancing skills, get a step ahead by taking dance lessons at Myers Recreation Center. Learn Salsa, Meringue, and other Caribbean dances along with the sounds of today's popular music. Everyone is welcome: couples, singles, friends, families, beginner and advanced dancers and dancers of all ages. Class Motto: We Encourage, Not Discourage. All ages; Tues.; 7-8:45 pm; $30/month

Myers Community Gardens

The goal of this program is to stimulate social interaction, encourage self-reliance, for neighborhood and community development. Participants grow nutritious food and feel pride in knowing that they have a helping hand in creating opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education. The community garden helps preserve green space and provide opportunities for intergenerational and crosscultural connections. All ages; 3rd Sat. of each month; 9:30-10:30 am; Free

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Myers Imperialistas Step Team

We are pleased to introduce the Imperialistic Step Team. The team provides one on one instruction. This team will focus on using creativity, rhythym, conditioning, organization and most importantly, good sportsmanship. The team’s goal is to assist adolescents in developing idealistic views on being apart of a unified team. Our team motto: Conquering negativity while exemplifying greatness. 12-17 yrs; Wed. and Thurs.; 6-7:30 pm; Free

Angelicé Voices

If you feel that you got the voice, then come to Myers Recreation Center and try out for the choir All ages; Tues.; 5:30-6:45 pm; Free

Ru Ru’s Teen Fitness Class

This fitness dance class is designed to provide proper etiquette, leadership, and social skills. These skills are learned through a variety of routine. We invite you to come out and join us for a night filled with fun and excitement. This is also a great opportunity for your child to meet new friends in a great environment. Class Motto: We Encourage, Not Discourage!! 13-15 yrs; 2nd and 4th Tues.; 6-7 pm; Free

Pami-Kol

If you’re looking for a martial arts program with a different approach, check out Pami-Kol, a comprehensive martial techniques that are quick and easily taught. The class is designed as a stair-step approach where each level or standard builds upon previously learned skills. 5-17 yrs; Tues.; 7-9 pm; $45/month

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6901 Ramsey Street, 433-1196 Mon.-Fri.1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Pine Forest Track

Dance Classes

Tae Kwon Do

Kids in the Kitchen

Need a place to walk or run? Come and utilize the walking track around the football field. Five times around the track equals a mile! All ages; Sat.; 9 am-5 pm; Free Originating in Korea more than 2,000 years ago, Tae Kwon Do has grown more popular in recent years. Join our class and find out what all the excitement is about! Learn the techniques and get a work out at the same time. 5+; Mon., Wed. and Fri.; 7-8 pm; $40/month

Tang Soo Do Karate

This new and exciting class teaches techniques in an art form that enhances your awareness of being, self-defense, physical fitness, and discipline. Sessions begin the first Tues. of each month. 5+; Tues. and Thurs.; 6-7 pm; $40/month

Pami-Kol

Come learn the basic Tumbling, Ballet, tap hip hop, and Jazz. Beginner, intermediate, advance, all is welcome. Come register at recreation center. The first class is free. 3+; Thurs.; 5-7:30 pm; $30/month Does your child enjoy cooking or want to learn how to cook? This class is a great opportunity for your child to learn hand on. Your child will prepare a meal that he/she can prepare at home. Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Late registrations are accepted only if space is available. 6-13 yrs.; Tues.; 6:30-7:30 pm $30/month

PINE FOREST

Pine Forest Recreation Center

Youth Open Gym

The gym is open for basketball youth play except during the recreation athletic program. Parents may come and play with their child. 7-17 yrs.; Mon.-Wed.; 6-8 pm; Sat.; 10 am-1 pm; Free

If you’re looking for a martial arts program with a different approach, check out Pami-Kol, a comprehensive martial art born from a variety of style refined to the very best techniques that are quick and easily taught. The class is designed as a stair-step approach where each level or Standard builds upon previously learned skills. Session begin the first Thurs. of each month. 5-17 yrs.; $40/month 18+; $70/month Thurs.; 7-8:30 pm; Sat; 9 am-noon

Kathy Pate’s Step, Core & more

Come and join us in a basic to intermediate step class with low and high impact moves. We also have a mix of floor aerobics, toning, strength training, and abdominals. All equipment provided. First class is free. 13+; Mon., Wed. and Fri.; 5:30-6:30 pm; $25/month; $15/ month for seniors (55+) and students or $35 for a family

Zumba

Do you want to work out and forget that you’re working out? Zumba’s the way to go! Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International dance combine with fitness. No dance experience needed. You can burn up to 900 calories per class. Try your first class for free. 18+; Sat.; 9:30 am-noon; $25/month

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Adult Open Play

The gym is open at Pine Forest for adult basketball except during the recreation athletic program. A valid picture ID is required in to participate. 18+; Sat.; 1-4 pm; $2/person

Pine Forest & American Red Cross Club in a Box

This club is designed for church youth groups and high school students and will promote teamwork and leadership. The program is structured in a youth development setting, including meetings, community service opportunities, and planning and implementing specific projects while working with their peers. Training is also conducted by the American Red Cross. 13-17 yrs.; Thurs.; 6-7 pm; Free

Church Youth Group Program

Calling all churches in the Pine Forest district, let’s work together and have fun, while implementing youth development programs. Pine Forest will offer one program free of charge for the youth of your church. Times may vary for special guest speakers. 17-under yrs.; 3rd Sat. of each month; 11 am-noon; Free

Guitar

Interested in learning how to play the guitar, well here is your chance. Students will learn the skills needed to advance. They will learn notations, songs, music patterns and rhythm. Students must have their own guitar and music book. Classes begin Sept. 3. 5+; Tues.; 7:30-8:30 pm; $45/month

SPECIAL EVENTS

Self Defense for Women

Two day Self Defense class for young lady, ladies will learn defense techniques to protect themselves from any attack situation, and will gain personal confidence. 12+; Sat.; Sept. 7 and 14; 10 am-noon; $20

Senior Rook

Join us for fun time playing the card game of Rook. This event is for Seniors 55+. Table prizes and coffee will be provided. Please pre-register by Sept. 25. 55+; Tues., Oct. 1; 10-11 am

Pumpkin Creation

Get in the fall spirit by coming to the Recreation Center to carve out your favorite pumpkin and watch, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Children must bring their own pumpkin. Tools will be provided. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 16. 5-12 yrs; Thurs., Oct. 30; 6-8 pm; $2

Christmas Finger-Painted Cookies

Come show your artistic talent. Let’s make a unique cookie for Santa. Pre-Registration is required. 5-12 yrs; Tues., Dec. 24; 6:30-7:30 pm; $5/person

Graffiti to Art

Express your artistic talents with spray cans instead of a paint brush! Materials (spray paint and plywood) are provided. Pre-registration is required by March 1. 12-16 yrs.; Sat., March 15; 1-3 pm; $3/child

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SMITH

Smith Recreation Center

1520 Slater Avenue, 433-1571 Mon.-Fri. 10 am-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm CENTER PROGRAMS

Fitness Center

Adults can now exercise using some of the latest fitness technology! The Fitness Room is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes to increase cardiovascular fitness. A simple questionnaire must be completed on the first visit and renewed annually. 18+; Mon.-Fri.; 10 am-9 pm; Sat.; 9 am-5 pm; Sun.; 2-5 pm 13-17 yrs; Must be accompanied by parent

Youth Open Gym

Enjoy playing basketball? Then come to open gym and work on your basketball skills while improving your health along with others your age. Gym hours vary depending on center activities. High School students should be prepared to present picture identification. Gym shoes and clothes must be worn. 17-under yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 6-9 pm; Free

Association Meetings AARP: 55+; Meets 2nd Mon. of each month; 10 am-noon Alpha Kappa Alpha: Meets 2nd Sat. of each month; 10 am-noon Men’s Progressive Club: Meets 3rd Thurs. of each month; 7:30-8:30 pm

Swing Dance Class

Gym hours may vary depending on center activities. Valid picture identification is required. 18+; Tues. and Thurs.; 10 am-1 pm; $2/person

Whether it is learning the latest line dances or dancing to stay in shape come and join the fun in our Swing Dance/ Exercise Dance Program. This class is designed to teach a wide variety of dance styles and techniques to a new age sound. This program offers a night filled with exhilarating and enjoyable dancing giving participants the opportunity to meet new people in a safe and comfortable environment. Everyone is welcome; couples, singles, and families. Learn how to get down and boogie. Swing and shag aren’t the only dances taught here. Instructor teaches line and modern hip hop, too! 18+; Mon. and Tues.; 6:30-9 pm; Free

Women Adult Open Play

Teen Involvement Projects (T.I.P.S)

Adult Open Gym

Gym hours may vary depending on center activities. Valid picture identification is required. 18+; Mon. and Wed.; 10 am-noon; $2/person

Senior Fitness Time

Whether you want to stay fit or get in shape come and join our super seniors. 55+; Mon., Wed. and Fri.; 9-10 am; Free

“Act Like a Lady” Workshop Series

This program is designed for young ladies to get together and discuss topics as a team that will help promote building socialization skills, positive interventions, healthy living skills, and structure strong self-esteem. Workshops are ongoing. For more information send an email to allintogetherdevelopmentagency@yahoo.com or call 433-1571 for further information. 10-17 yrs; Sat.; 11 am-1 pm; Free

Teens learn to help society through community service and develop self-esteem. The program leader instructs participants on conflict resolution, proper etiquette and other leadership skills designed to help children and young adults succeed in life. 8-18 yrs; Tues. and Thurs.; 5-6 pm; Free

Table Games

Adult table games (card games, dominoes, checkers, chess, etc.) 18+; Tues., Wed., Thurs., 1-4 pm; Free

SRC Movie Club for Children/ Parents Night Out

Bring your kids for popcorn and their favorite movie! G or PG rated movies are shown. Participants must register to participate. Program begins Sept. 13. 4-10 yrs; Every other Fri.; 6-8 pm; $3/person

Evening Zumba

Zumba is a Latin style aerobics class that will help you to get into shape and burn calories. Ditch the workout and join the party! Join the millions of people that have decided that having fun and working out are not mutually exclusive. 18+; Tues. and Thurs.; 6:45-7:45 pm; $5/class For more information, call (910) 433-1547

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Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Join our martial arts classes and learn self-defense and discipline. Our trained instructor will help you develop self-confidence, balance, control and overall physical fitness through these innovative techniques. Participants also have the opportunity to compete in local and regional tournaments. All ages; Tues. and Fri.; 6-8 pm; $25/month per person; Family/Group Rates: $25/first family member, $15/additional family member; classes are ongoing

Playground, Picnic Area & Outdoor Basketball Facility

Come enjoy the outdoor facilities! Facilities include a dual playground area for ages 2+, large picnic area with grills. Areas may be reserved for a fee.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Trunk or Treat Community Event

Dress up as your favorite character for treats and a movie. 12-under yrs; Wed., Oct. 23; 6-8 pm; Free

Giving Thanks: Community Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

Come and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with the SRC Staff and Community. Donations accepted; please call the Center for more details. All ages; Fri., Nov. 15; 11 am-1 pm; Free

Cookies and Hot Chocolate Story Time with Santa

Bring your children out to share story time, ornament making, cookies and hot chocolate to celebrate the holiday season. Pictures with Santa can be purchased for a fee. Must call ahead to register. All ages; Dec. 14; 11 am-1 pm

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SPIVEY

J.S. Spivey Recreation Center 500 Fisher Street, 433-1572 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Adult Free Play Basketball

Show off your skills! Adults can improve your basketball techniques amongst their peers. 18+; begins Sept. 4; Wed.; 7-9 pm; $2 and photo ID

Adult Game Nights

Looking for a social outing where you can sharpen up your Dominos, Spades and Bid Whist games. Bring your partner along with you and try to become the player or team of the month. Rules for the games will be announced before play begins. 15+; Wed.; Sept. 4-Feb. 26; 6-8:30 pm; $3/month

After School Tutoring

Stay ahead of the game and keep your studies in order. Assistance is provided in Reading, Math, English and Science. 6-12 yrs; Mon. and Wed.; Sept. 2-Feb. 26; 4-6 pm; $20/month

Walking for Fitness

Looking for an inexpensive way to lose weight and strength your overall general health, then start walking around our spacious grounds. Come on out and walk your way to a healthier y-o-u. All ages; Daily; 6 am-dusk; Free

Outdoor Basketball

Enjoy the fresh air and practice your shot on the outdoor basketball court. This area has lights for night play. 9+; Daily; 9 am-dusk; Free

Youth Free Play

Youth can socialize as they play small games, bumper pool, billiards, chess, checkers, video games and basketball. 6-17 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 4-7 pm; Sat.; 10 am-3 pm; Free

Zumba

Need to lose pounds or tone your body in order to get fit for the fall and winter activities, or simply desire to become healthier and increase your stamina. This program can assist you in reaching your goal. 15+; Mon. and Thurs.; Sept. 5-Feb. 27; 6-7 pm; $5/class or $8 weekly

Senior Bingo

Citizens ages 55 and older seeking fellowship, fun and excitement are invited to join our bingo games. You will have the chance to win six times each session. Prizes and refreshments will be available for participants. 55+; 2nd and 4th Tues. of each month; Sept. 10-Feb. 25; 11 am; $2/session

Hip Hop Dance

Come learn the latest dances styles and moves from one of the area’s best dancers so you can be in sync with the current music trends. 10+; Sat., Sept. 22; 1-2:30 pm; $15/month

Boy Scouts Troop 763

Do you have a son who interested in community service and outdoor activities? The J.S. Spivey center is partnering with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church to offer scouting to citizens who live near the recreation center. Participants will have the opportunity to earn badges and awards. 7-17 yrs; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sat. of each month; 9-11 am; Free

Afterschool School Quick Start Tennis

Have fun and learn how to play tennis from a certified USTA instructor. Children will be taught tennis using the “Quick Start Tennis”. Rackets and balls will be provided. Grades 2-3; Tues. and Thurs.; 3-5 pm; Free

Seniors Exercise Class

Are you seeking better health, mobility, strength, endurance and flexibility? Spivey Recreation Center has just the program for you, adult beginners and active seniors can come to exercise with an instructor or by video tapes and fitness DVDs on your own or with a friend. 55+; Fri.; Sept. 21; 10-11 am; Free

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Stedman Recreation Center

175 Circle Drive, 433-1440 Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 1-9 pm, Wed. 1-7 pm and Sat. 9 am-5 pm CENTER PROGRAMS

Youth Open Gym

Participants must have a permission form completed by a parent or guardian to participate. Participants must be signed in by an accompanying adult. Youth Open Gym ends Sat., Nov. 30. 17-under yrs; Sat.; 12:45-2:45 pm; Free

Adult Open Gym

Participants must complete a waiver to participate. Participants will be required to present identification. Adult Open Gym ends Sat., Nov. 30. 18+; Sat.; 6:30-8:30 pm; $2/person

Walking Track

Enjoy a cardio workout on your down time; utilize the walking track around the baseball field. For those keeping count, 5 times around the track equals a mile! All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 2 pm-dusk; Sat.; 9 am-dusk; Free

Stedman Walking Club

Join the Stedman Walking Club. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones. The walking club is a fun way to socialize with residents of the community while getting the necessary exercise. 18+; Mon.-Sat.; 8:30-9:30 am; Free

Friday Night Food, Fun & Fellowship

The Autism Society of Cumberland County and the Stedman Recreation Center are proud to host a monthly Autism Support Group. ASCC Monthly Support Groups are open to parents, professionals, and anyone else who wishes to attend. Our support groups are a great place to network with other parents and share your ideas or concerns. Meetings begin Mon., Aug. 29. Please call for more information or future dates. All Ages; Free

Little Chefs

Aspiring young cooks will love this class! Young Chefs will join us in preparing a variety of foods. Participants will then enjoy their family-style meal. Pre-registration is required. 5-12 yrs; Fri.; Oct. 4, Dec. 6 and Feb. 7; 6-8 pm; $10/child

Cheer & Tumble Class

Cheerleading promotes coordination, fitness and confidence. Learn all you need to know to prepare for middle school and high school cheerleading. This class will concentrate on cheer, motion technique, dance, jumps, tumbling & stunts. 4-12 yrs; Mon.; 6-8 pm; $20/month

P.L.A.Y. Time

Looking for a night out with friends? Come to the Stedman Recreation Center for a grand ole’ time! All participants must register and registration ends three days before the date of the program! Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out! Sept. 13: Aloha Summer Luau; Jan. 10: Winter White Party 55+; Fri.; 6:30 pm; $5

Parents Lead Active Youth in play and social interaction in this one-hour program. P.L.A.Y. Time is a parent-lead time for children to interact with others in a fun, relaxing environment. Join us for a great hour where your child can meet and engage in fun activities with other children, all without messing up your living room! Toys and activities will be provided. Infants-4 yrs; Mon.; 1-1:45 pm; Free

White Elephant Bingo

Tae Kwon Do

Calling all BINGO enthusiasts! White Elephant BINGO is a thrilling version which involves strategy to get the prize you want. Everyone must bring a wrapped BINGO gift for a prize! Be careful which prize you choose because at the end of the game it might not belong to you! 55+; Fri.; Oct. 18, Dec. 13, Feb. 14; 6:30 pm; Free

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Self-defense offers a physical fitness, self-discipline, academic achievement, fun and excitement in a non-violent atmosphere. 5+; Tues. and Thurs.; Beginners 6-7 pm; Intermediate 7-8 pm; $40/month

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This class is perfect for your lively toddler with lots of energy! Gymnastics promotes balance, coordination and fine motor skills through a series of playful activities. Join us with your toddler for an introduction to gymnastics, shapes, colors and group interaction. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to participate with their toddler. Pre-registration is required prior to the first class of the month. 15 mos-5 yrs; Fri.; 11 am; $20/month

Zumba

This unique fitness program is sure to have you grooving along to Latin tunes all while getting a top notch workout. You will get hooked on this exciting hour of calorie burning, body energizing high intense program. 13+; Tues. and Thurs.; 8-9 pm; Sat.; 10-11 am; $25/4 class pass, $35/8 class pass, $45/16 class pass, $55/Unlimited Class Pass (Class passes can be used for any ARFIT Fitness classes at Stedman Recreation Center)

Body Pump

Body Pump is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60 minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lift and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for, and fast! You can burn up to 600 calories per class! 18+; Mon.; 8-9 pm; Wed.; 5:45-6:45 pm; Sat.; 9-10 am; $25/4 class pass, $35/8 class pass, $45/16 class pass, $55/Unlimited Class Pass (Class passes can be used for any ARFIT Fitness classes at Stedman Recreation Center)

FISH - Fresh Ideas Start Here: Stedman Area Church Meeting

The Stedman Recreation Center will be meeting with the district churches to discuss programming and volunteer options to offer the best opportunities to the citizens of Stedman and surround communities. Pastors and congregation are invited to these brainstorming sessions. 18+; Tues.; Oct. 15, Dec. 10 and Feb. 11; 7-8 pm; Free

Parents Night Out

Register your child for an exciting night including dinner, games and a movie. That’s right…it’s a night out for Mom and Dad! Pre-registration is required one week in advance and late registrations will not be accepted. (Early drop-offs/ late pick-ups are not accepted.) 5-12 yrs; Fri.; Oct. 25, Dec. 20, Feb. 21; 5:30-9 pm; $5/child

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Boys to Men & Girls to Women

Boys to Men & Girls to Women is a series of programs offered to local youth which will focus on providing ‘out of the box’ life skills! Life Skills not typically taught anywhere else such as: How to change a flat Tire, event & party Planning, yard maintenance equipment use & safety... emergency/disaster Preparedness…self-defense….& Much More! These programs will meet monthly and will offer hands on opportunities for personal development.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Attention Middle or High School Students….are you looking for volunteer hours for school. Are you interested in building your resume? The Stedman Recreation Center has volunteer hours for you. We are always looking for volunteers for Special Events and/or programs around the center. All between the ages of 14-18 are encouraged to contact the center for additional details!

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Hygiene Awareness/Dress to Impress

Join us for this informative tutorial session where we will cover some main points of personal hygiene. We will also go over what it truly means to “dress to impress”. These may seem like small tips but can truly help developing youth in terms of landing jobs and building character. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 7. 11-18 yrs; Sat., Sept. 21; 2-3 pm; Free

Youth Corn Hole Tournament

Its time to play some corn hole! Join us for our first annual Youth Corn Hole Tournament here are the Stedman Recreation Center. This is a chance for the youth of our area to show their skills in this rapidly growing back yard favorite. Teams will be made up of two players each and we will have a special prize for the winners. This will be a single elimination tournament. You must pre-register by Oct. 12. 8-14 yrs; Sat., Oct. 19; 2-5 pm; $10/team

Be a Health Nut! Nutrition & Fitness 101

It’s never too early to get started working on a healthier you! This seminar will include age appropriate diet and exercise tips/techniques to help you make smarter choices. Smarter choices result in a happier and healthier YOU! Pre-registration is required by Oct. 31. 8-18 yrs; Sat., Nov. 9; 2-3 pm; Free

Kids-2-Carolina

Kids2Carolina is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, NC that is giving kids in our area the chance to attend a HOME FOOTBALL GAME for FREE! Not only will they see a game but will also get to see what a real College University’s campus is like. This is for kids from Grades 3-8. Transportation is provided. Space is very limited, so sign up NOW! Pre-registration is required by Nov. 9. Grades 3-8; Sat., Nov. 23; 9 am-6:30 pm; Free www.fcpr.us

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Photography

Interested in Photography? Looking for some tips and techniques from the professionals to get ready for the holidays? Pictures are a great way to reserve memories forever and this class is a great opportunity for you to advance your skills. Some of the best pictures can be taken with just your phone! No Camera Required. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 22. 11-18 yrs.; Sat., Dec. 7; 2-3 pm; Free

Indoor Rock Climbing

Do you like adventure and enjoy climbing? Then come join us on our rock climbing trip to the Climbing Place in Fayetteville. Participants will be provided instruction by the Climbing Place staff, where they will correctly learn how to scale a wall. The Climbing Place has walls designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced. 10-14 yrs; Sat., Jan. 4; noon-4 pm; $23

SPECIAL EVENTS

Stedman Recreation Center Coat Drive

With winter just around the corner, let’s help those in need. We are asking for new or gently used coats to be donated to local charities or families. We will accept donations from Sept. 1-Oct. 31. All items can be dropped off at the Stedman Recreation Center.

Tie Die Creations

Let’s get messy and create some groovy tie die items! Participants will be provided instruction on tie dye and have the opportunity tie die a shirt and small back pack. This could get messy, so come get dressed for the occasion. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 23. 5-14 yrs; Fri., Sept. 6; 6-8 pm; $10

16th Annual Farmers Day

Come to Stedman for a fun filled day! Games and contest for all ages! Lots of good singing! Special guest speakers, food, inflatables, vendors and much more! All proceeds from Farmers Day are placed in a scholarship fund to help local student further education in the field of Agriculture. All ages; Sat., Sept 14; 9:30 am-5 pm; Free

9th Annual Fall Festival

Bring your children out for a night full of fun filled activities. There will be carnival games, face painting, inflatable’s, costume contest, and the monster egg hunt for those who wish to venture our with their flashlights. For those with a sweet tooth we will be having Cake Walk! Concessions will be available. All ages; Fri., Oct. 11; 6-8:30 pm; Free

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Wacky Wall Art

Get your inner artist ready to splatter on the canvas! You can be as creative as you’d like, there are not rules in wacky wall art! Participants will be provided paint, canvas and simple instructions! Creativity is the key to this program! Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25. 5-14 yrs; Fri., Nov. 1; 6-8 pm; $10

Stedman Veteran Appreciation Dinner

We are happy to give back to our wonderful men and women of our armed services! If you are a Veteran join us for a FREE spaghetti dinner here at the Stedman Recreation Center! Register quickly because space is limited! Registration ends Nov. 6. 18+; Fri., Nov. 8; 6:30-8:30 pm; Free

Volleyball Camp

Volleyball is a rapidly growing sport in our area so we thought what better time to have an instructional camp! Learn the basics of volleyball such as how to bump, set, pass and SPIKE! If you are a beginner or just looking to get in some extra practice, this is the camp for you! Pre-registration is required by Nov. 1. 9-14 yrs; Sat., Nov. 16; 9:30 am-noon; $5

Holiday Helpers

Calling all of Santa’s Helpers! We will begin by creating our very own make and take Christmas ornaments. We will then take a break for milk & cookies and then we will begin decorating the Recreation Center Christmas Tree. When we are done, what a Winter Wonderland the center will be! Pre-registration is required by Nov. 15. 5-14 yrs; Sat., Nov. 30; 1-4 pm; $5

Cape Fear Regional Basketball Camp

Join us for our second annual Cape Fear Regional Basketball Camp and learn the important fundamentals of the game from our great staff of experienced coaches and players! We will be focusing on shooting, dribbling, defense, rebounding and team play by using drills and exercises. Camp will be held at Cape Fear High School and will feature coaches from there as well. Pre-registration is required by Nov.30. 7-14 yrs; Sat., Dec. 14; 9:30 am-noon; $5

Pictures with Santa & Holiday Wrap

Enjoy cookies and milk with Santa! Then take a minute to have your picture taken with Jolly Saint Nick. Please not pets! Bring your own camera. Santa’s Elves will also be on hand to help wrap any last minute gifts. Please have all of your items in boxes and prepared to wrap. A maximum of four gifts per person are accepted. All ages; Thurs., Dec. 19; 6:30-8:30 pm; Pictures with Santa: Free; Gift wrapping: $5/person

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Its chilly outside, but we have a great way to stay warm. No sew fleece blankets are a cozy way to beat the Winter Blues! Space is limited register quick! Material & Instruction is provided. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 20. 5-14 yrs; Fri., Jan. 3; 6-8 pm; $10

Stedman vs. Eastover Dodgeball Tournament

Sweets For Your Sweetie

Valentine’s is here and love is in the air! Children may join us to create their own special valentine and craft for Mom, Dad or someone special. We will even make and decorate cookies. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by Jan. 24. 5-14 yrs; Sat., Feb. 8; 10 am-noon; $10/child

Let the rivalry begin! Teams from Stedman and Eastover will compete in a good ole’ fashion game of Dodgeball. We encourage you to gather your players and hurry to register for this family oriented event. Players on teams must consist of children and adults. Teams will max at 8 persons. Register as a team or as an individual and we can place you on a team. Prizes given for most creative team name! Games will be held at Eastover-Central Recreation Center. Pre-registration is required by Jan. 3. All ages; Sun., Jan. 12; 2 pm; $2/person

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Stoney Point Recreation Center 7411 Stoney Point Road, 433-1435 Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Youth Open Gym

(Fall Hours Until Dec. 1) Practice your basketball skills and meet new friends, all while improving your physical fitness! All Participants must have a current waiver on file. Hours may vary depending on center activities. 5-12 yrs; Sat.; 10 am-noon; Free 13-17 yrs; Sat.; 1-4 pm; Free

Walking Track

Take a stroll or get your evening run in on our paved walking track, located next to the recreation center. For those of you keeping count Five laps equals one mile. All ages; Mon.-Sun.; 2:30 pm-Dusk; Free

Team Tutor

Are you a current high school student in need of volunteer experience? Sign up now to partner with a child in need of tutoring. Spaces are limited; inquire about qualifications with a recreation center staff. 14-18 yrs; Tues. and Thurs.; 4-5 pm; Free

Group Guitar Instruction

Quality guitar instruction provided for students of every level. Emphasis is placed on musicianship fostered by a positive learning environment. 8+; Mon.; 4-5 pm; $40/month

Irish Dance Class

Join this old style step dancing class as an individual or a group to help in telling the story of Irish dancing. 4+; Pre-Irish; Tues.; 5-5:30 pm; $25/month 7+; Beginners; Tues.; 4-5 pm; $25/month 13+; Advanced; Thurs.; 5-6 pm; $25/month

Youth Karate

Beginner and intermediate classes incorporating fitness, self-discipline, and fun are held in a non-violent atmosphere. The classes are in four-week sessions. Feel free to call the recreation center to see what day of the month the class will start. 5-17 yrs; Mon. and Wed.; Beginner 6-7 pm; Intermediate 7-8 pm; $40/month

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Yvette’s Dance Academy

In this upbeat and exciting class participants learn basic techniques and fundamentals of dance. This class also improves coordination, flexibility and endurance. It is great for both beginners and intermediate students. 3-6 yrs; Thurs.; Ballet/Tap/Tumbling; 5:30-6:30 pm; $30/month 6-12 yrs; Thurs.; Hip Hop/Jazz; 6:30-7:30 pm; $30/month 7-12 yrs; Thurs.; Ballet/Tap/Tumbling; 7:30-8:45 pm; $30/ month

Zumba

Zumba is a popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance. Using upbeat Latin music together with cardiovascular exercise, this is a class that is lots of fun and easy to learn. 13+; Tues. and Thurs.; 6:30-7:30 pm; $35/month

ZumbAtomic

Want a fun and healthy way for your child to shed excess weight? Dance fitness classes are a great way to experience high energy specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love. 8-12 yrs; Tues.; 5:30-6:15 pm; $25/month

Little Hitters T-Ball Program

Let’s play ball! Bring your toddler out for our Little Hitters T-ball program! Games will be played on Sat. Register from Jan. 1-March 1. Birth Certificate required for registration. 3-4 yrs; $20/participant

Kidz Cooking Corner

Are your children interested in helping in the kitchen? If so, then they should check out our cooking night for children. They will learn how to cook different types of food. We are only taking 12 participants each night so be sure to reserve your spot! Registration deadline is 7 days prior to class. 8-12 yrs; Fri.; Oct. 18 and Feb. 21; 6-8 pm; $7/person per class

Senior Elite Program

Got free time? Interested in volunteering with our youth? We welcome seniors who can spare some of their time for our classes and special events such as Kidz Cooking Corner, Baking Buddy, tutoring, etc. Please contact center for more details. 55+; Free

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Basketball Coaches are needed for the 2012-2013 Winter Season. For more information or to volunteer, stop by the recreation center anytime.

Stoney Point Youth Advance Series

This diverse learning experience will offer several workshops targeted to enrich the foundation of life skills and instilling the importance of “future preparedness” for youth. 12-17 yrs; Free Oct. 5; 2-3:30 pm; Basic Self Defense Dec. 6; 6-7:30 pm; Scholarships and College Prep Feb. 22; 2-3:30 pm; Lawn Mower Safety Class

Christmas Cookies, Cards & Cheer

Holiday cheer is in the air! Participants will enjoy a funfilled evening creating Christmas Cards, holiday cookies, treats and much more. Don’t miss out! Only twenty spaces are available, so make sure to register in advance. Registration deadline is Dec 7. 8+; Fri., Dec. 13; 6-8 pm; $5

“First Steps” Art Class

This beginner’s art class will instruct youth, who enjoy drawing and painting the basics to bring originality to their work. Participants will learn to sketch, shade and paint, along with color blending and contrast. 8-12 yrs; Sat.; Sept. 21, Nov. 16 and Jan. 18; 10:30 am-noon; $8/per class

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Back to School Dance

Join us for our Back to School Dance. Mingle with old friends and celebrate new ones! Tickets are only sold in advance and will be available Sept. 4-18. Maximum of 300 participants permitted. Grades 3-5; Fri., Sept. 20; 6:30-8:30 pm; $5

Triple P Night: Pizza/Project/Pajamas

Register your child for a fun filled triple p night. There will be pizza, a movie and a project related to the night’s film. Dress Code: Pajamas! 6-12 yrs; Fri., Nov. 8; 6-8:30 pm; $8/child

Baking Buddy

Have a buddy that you just love to bake with? Sign up now to learn to bake and package delicious new treats that will surely impress your family and friends. You must have a partner to register for this class. 9-12 yrs; Fri., Jan. 10; 6-7:30 pm; $8/child

Valentines Dance

Join us for our annual Valentines Dance. Tickets are only sold in advance and will be available Jan. 22-Feb. 5. Maximum of 300 participants permitted. Grades 3-5; Fri., Feb. 7; 6:30-8:30 pm; $5

Fundamental Sports Volleyball Clinic Follow us on Facebook & Twitter www.facebook.com/fcpr.us www.twitter.com/parksrecreation

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Clinic will introduce basic volleyball skills such as forearm passing, overhead passing (setting), and serving. Participants will get a high number of repetitions to practice these skills and will be introduced to basic volleyball concepts such as serve receive. Small-sided games will be utilized to put skills into practice. All participants will receive a t-shirts. 9-14 yrs; Date TBA; 10 am-noon; $40

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Westover Recreation Center 267 Bonanza Drive, 433-1088 Mon.-Fri. 8 am-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

CENTER PROGRAMS

Westover Walking Seniors

Seniors, walk in a safe and comfortable environment. If you’re getting back on your feet after surgery or just want to stay in shape, the Westover Recreation Center is open for walkers. 55+; Mon.-Fri.; 8-10 am; Free

Badminton Challenge

This program offers an opportunity for adults to improve their love of the badminton game, learn the art of the game, or just simply find a friendly competitive challenge. 18+; Fri.; 10 am-noon; Free

Association Meetings Foxfire Concerned Citizens Association: Last Tues. of each month; 7 pm New Ponderosa Neighborhood Association: Oct. 24; 7 pm Summer Hill Community Watch: TBA; 7 pm

Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts

Crochet Class

Come sharpen your crocheting skills or just come and enjoy a hobby with others who love to do the same. All Ages; Tues.; 1-2:30 pm; Free

The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts programs are for boys in grades 1-12. Scouts will participate in numerous community service activities and earn scouting awards and badges for their participation. Pack and Troop 573; Contact Heda Bigsby for more details: 584-0712 Grades 1-12; Fri.; 6-8:30 pm

Youth Open Gym

Girl Scouts

Enjoy playing basketball? Then come to open gym and work on your basketball skills while improving your health and developing new friendships with others your age. All participants must have a completed registration form signed by a parent/guardian and a participant photo on file. Grades K-12; Mon.-Thurs.; 3-5 pm; Free

Girl Scouts provide young ladies with an accepting and nurturing environment where girls can build character and skills for success in the real world. Junior and Cadets; Troop# 1232. Grades K-12; meets every other Tues.; 6-7 pm

Adult Open Gym

This class is designed to teach a wide variety of dance styles and techniques to a new age sound. This program offers a night filled with exhilarating and enjoyable dance, giving participants the opportunity to meet new people in a safe and comfortable environment. Everyone is welcome; couples, singles, and families. 18+; Thurs.; 6:30-8:30 pm; $20/8 classes

Looking for a friendly pick up game that will keep you energized and in shape? You must provide a valid photo identification card with your date of birth. 18+; Sun.; 2:30-4:30 pm; $2/person

Hold’em High Card Club

Do you like to play Spades, Bid Whiz and Pinochle? We have the spot for you. Invite your friends for small group games or table challenges. 55+; Thurs.; 11 am-2 pm; Free

Swing Dance Class

Ru Ru’s Teen Dance Class

This youth dance program is designed to provide proper etiquette, leadership and social skills. These skills are learned through a variety of dance styles. This is also a great opportunity for your child to meet new friends in a great environment. Class Motto: We Encourage, Not Discourage! 17-under yrs; Thurs.; 5:30-6:30 pm; Free

T.G.I.F.

No babysitter Friday night? Take advantage of our kids night in/parents night out! We will serve pizza and show a movie to your kids while you enjoy time to yourself. You must register 1 week in advance. 6-12 yrs; 1st Fri. of each month; 6-9 pm; $10/participant

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The Teddy Bear Club is a program that incorporates crafts projects, games and a daily snack. Children learn how to follow directions and socialize with their peers in a structured setting. Participants must be potty trained. 3-5 yrs; Mon., Wed. and Fri.; 9 am-noon; $65/month

Little Hitters

Want to get your pre-school child involved in sports? This is a beginner T-Ball program for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child will learn the basic rules as well as develop their motor skills and learn about teamwork. Each child will be placed on a team. Teams will practice and play in noncompetitive games against other teams. Parents are strongly encouraged to assist and play an active role in their child’s development; Registration runs Jan. 2- March 2; proof of age and three proofs of residency are required. 3-4 yrs; Practice and game times are TBD; $20

Capoeira Class

Interested in a martial art style that is physical and also fun? Try this Afro-Brazilian martial arts class that will introduce you to a dynamic combat form mixed with music, acrobatics and dance. Classes will focus on the Brazilian culture, language, music and the exotic martial arts of capoeira. All ages; Sat.; noon-2 pm; Free

SPECIAL EVENTS

Basketball Coaching Clinic

Want to learn some new coaching techniques? Thinking about getting into coaching? Come sit in on this one-day coaching clinic to help you better understand the role of a basketball coach. High School and College coaches will conduct this clinic. Anyone currently or interested in coaching basketball is encouraged to attend. 18+; Sat., Oct. 26; 9 am-5 pm; Free

Halloween Trunk or Treat

Looking for somewhere to take your ghouls and goblins for Halloween? Come out for a fun and safe place to get your candy and show off your costume. Arts and Crafts will be available for $1. All Ages; Thurs., Oct. 31; 6-8 pm; Free

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Teddy Bear Preschool Club

Concord Mills Holiday Shopping

Grab your checkbook and your wallet, let us do the driving. Join us as we travel to the Concord Mills outlets to shop for the holiday season. Bus will depart from Westover Recreation Center at 6 am. Enjoy shopping and lunch on your own. Bus will depart Concord Mills at 5pm to return back to Westover. Must be registered by Nov. 11. All Ages (12-under yrs must be accompanied by an adult); Sat., Nov. 23; 6 am-8 pm; $20

Zumba Class

Looking to lose weight and feel great, while having fun at the same time? Try Zumba! This is a fun, energetic exercise that will get you get you into shape while you are having fun working out to medium to high impact dance steps. 18+; Mon. and Wed.; 7-8 pm; $40/8 classes

Get Fit in Fayetteville

Come join a free workout group that promotes healthy eating and exercise as a lifestyle. All fitness levels are encouraged. Some activities include yoga, bodyweight circuits, dance inspired workouts and much more! 18+; Sun.; 3-5 pm; Free

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Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center 1600 Purdue Drive, 433-1000 Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Where Abilities and dis-Abilities Become POSS-ABILITIES

MISSION The Gilmore TRC offers recreation and leisure programs to persons with disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation offers therapy to improve functional abilities, enhance well-being and facilitate independence; leisure education - to teach or enhance recreation skills and attitudes that can be used throughout life; and recreation participation - to promote health and growth through leisure and recreation experiences. The staff of the TRC uses recreational services and leisure experiences to help people with limitations make the most of their lives - physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

CENTER PROGRAMS

SPADES for Gentlemen

Special Populations Adult Daytime Enrichment Sessions, or S.P.A.D.E.S., is an adult centered program that enhances life satisfaction through a wide variety of activities like exercise, creative/expressive arts, cooking/baking, issues groups, nature and horticulture therapy, community outings, speakers, and more. Program runs Sept. through May. 18+; Mon. and Wed.; 9 am-1 pm; $4/day

SPADES for Ladies

Special Populations Adult Daytime Enrichment Sessions, or S.P.A.D.E.S., is an adult centered program that enhances life satisfaction through a wide variety of activities like exercise, creative/expressive arts, cooking/baking, issues groups, nature and horticulture therapy, community outings, speakers, and more. Program runs Sept. through May. 18+; Tues. and Thurs.; 9 am-1 pm; $4/day

SPADES Fall Art Appreciation Series

Join us this fall as we offer our participants the chance to discover their inner artist and the opportunity to learn more about art techniques such as abstract painting, multi-media painting and mosaic design. The 8 week art appreciation series will be taught by local artist Carla Roberson. At the conclusion of the series the art work will be displayed during our first ever art show on Dec. 7. Program runs Oct. 2 through Nov. 21. Must be a registered participant of the SPADES Ladies or Gentlemen program to participate. 18+; Wed. and Thurs.; 10 am-noon Art Show: Dec. 7; 10 am-4 pm; free

Girls & Guys Nights Out

Monthly evening community outings for youth and adults age 13+. Program focus is on community leisure opportunities, socialization and independence. Outings include places like: local sports events, movies, restaurants, shopping centers, and attractions. Space is limited; pre-registration is required 1 week in advance. Combined outings dates TBA. Guys Night Out: 3rd Fri. of each month. Girls Night Out: 1st Mon. of each month. Occasionally, events will allow for Girls & Guys night out together on a TBA basis. 13+; 5-9 pm; bring $ to cover expenses

Fitness Ambassadors

Fitness Ambassadors will assist each participant in reaching their fitness goals through walking, circuit training, jogging, cycling, etc. Participants are encouraged to participate at least 3 days a week. 15+; Mon.-Thurs.; Free

Bowling for FUN

This bowling league is for all ability levels and meets at LaFayette Lanes on Raeford Rd. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or be authorized to be in the facility independently. Registration is required. Season begins Sept. 9 and runs through May 19. 6-15 yrs; Mon.; 4-5 pm; $4/week

Intermediate Bowling

This bowling league is for bowlers preparing to advance to the Adult league and meets at LaFayette Lanes on Raeford Rd. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or be authorized to be in the facility independently. Registration is required. Season begins Sept. 9 and runs through May 19; 16-18 yrs; Mon.; 4-5 pm; $4/week

This program was made possible with a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

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Drama 101 will give participants the chance to learn about the art of theatre. This group is a performance group and will produce at least one theatrical work per year. This class also involves trips to local theater productions to learn more about putting on productions. Call for more info on auditions. 13+; Mon.; 5:30-6:30 pm; Free

Book Club

This book club is open to participants who enjoy reading or who would like to work on their reading skills. Club members will be divided into smaller groups based on their ability level and will be able to follow along with an audio CD. 12+; Tues. and Wed.; 2:45-3:15 pm; Free

Scouting with disAbilities

Cub Scout Pack & Boy Scout Troop #702 is for boys with disabilities. This traditional scout group is adapted to meet the instructional needs of boys with disabilities. Scouting fees are $10 annually (fee is waived for those who participate in-school scouting). Registration required. Pack meets at Massey Hill Recreation Center. 6-18 yrs; 1st and 3rd Tues.; 6 pm; Free

Cooking Classes

These classes present an opportunity for participants to socialize, learn their way around the kitchen, etiquette and cooperation while working together to prepare a meal. Registration is required 1 week in advance of each class. TRC Lunchtime Café: 18+; Fri.; 1-2:30 pm; $5 Please Pass the Peas: 12+; Thurs.; 4:30-6 pm; $5

Adult Bowling

Bowling is a lifelong sport in which all can participate. This bowling league is open to adults of all ability levels and meets at B&B Bowling Lanes on Fort Bragg Road. Participants have the opportunity to compete in the Special Olympics. Registration is required for this program. League runs March-Dec. 18+; Tues.; 3:45-5:30 pm; $3

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Wii Sports/Dance Challenge

This program incorporates video games and exercise. Participants will get to challenge their friends at various sports and dance games while they increase their hand/eye coordination, range of motion and socialization skills. 5+; Fri.; 4-5 pm; Free

Yoga

Yoga is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation. This twice weekly class meets early enough for you to get still get to work. This class is intended for professionals and care givers. Ongoing, pre-registration required. 18+; Tues. and Thurs.; 6:30-7:30 am; Free

Halloween Costume Party

Don your best costume and come out for a howling good time at Gilmore’s Haunted Ballroom. We will award prizes for the best costumes and serve haunted treats. 13+; Oct. 25; 6-9 pm, $5

8th Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance

Come out and enjoy a Christmas feast with your friends. After dinner we will dance the night away to your favorite tunes by DJ Shawn. The dinner and dance will be held at Hay Street United Methodist Church. 13+; Dec. 20; 6-9 pm, $5

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Drama 101

Cupid’s Valentine’s Dance

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate romance. Romance is not about one day of the year; it’s more a state of mind. Remember to do nice things for yourself too. Join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day and wear your best. 13+; Feb. 7; 6-9 pm; $5

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS CUMBERLAND COUNTY The Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center is the hub for Special Olympics Cumberland County. Special Olympics Cumberland County is a branch of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). Special Olympics Cumberland County provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It is the fastest growing program in North Carolina. Participants have the opportunity to train and compete in the Special Olympic Competition in 13 different sports. Practice times and locations vary. North Carolina Call the Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center at 433-1000 for more information. Cumberland County Join our group or sign up to play fall and winter sports. facebook/Special Olympics Cumberland County

LOCAL EVENTS

Winter Games

Winter Games will feature basketball and cheerleading events. Athletes train for a minimum of eight weeks in skills and team events and get one day to compete. Competition is always exciting and volunteers are always needed. Find volunteer information on our Facebook page and volunteermatch.org. This event is hosted by Methodist University and is open to spectators and registered athletes. 8+; Wed., Jan. 22; 10 am-noon; Free

4th Annual Gifts Galore & So Much More

Join us in our shopping expo to benefit Special Olympics Cumberland County. This year will be bigger and better than ever with our returning and new vendors, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and performers on the main stage. Event is held at Gilmore TRC. Sat., Dec. 7; 10 am-4 pm

STATE EVENTS

SONC Fall Games

50+ athletes and coaches will travel to High Point to compete in the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Games. Cumberland County will have athletes competing in cycling, soccer, golf and tennis. Donations are always welcome to support athletes participating in Special Olympics. Nov. 8-10; 9 am-5 pm; High Point, NC; Free

SONC Bowling Tournament

SONC offers the traditional format of league-style bowling for singles competition and singles ramp (assisted and unassisted). In doubles and five-person team competition (traditional and Unified Sports), SONC uses the Baker System format places, with emphasis on the team effort rather than individual accomplishments of team members. Doubles or team members take turns bowling frames within one game, as opposed to team members bowling individual games and combining the scores for one team score. Sun., Dec. 8; 9 am-5 pm; Free

SONC Equestrian Tournament

SONC offers 12 different events in performance and gymkhana. Performance classes showcase the ability of the athlete to control the horse and follow verbal instructions as well as learned patterns. Gymhkana, also called games events, are timed events in which an athlete or team must complete certain tasks while racing the clock! SONC also offers Unified Sports relays in two and four-person teams. Sept. 20-22; Hunt Horse Complex; Free

Fall Sports Qualifiers

Bocce, Soccer, Golf and Tennis athletes will qualify in Wilson together this year. Sat., Sept. 21; Wilson, NC; 6 am-5 pm; Free

SONC Bocce Tournament

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The state’s Eastern Bocce Tournament had been at home in Fayetteville for the past 4 years but is moving to Wilson, NC this year. We are sad to see it go, but look forward to sending more athletes to the Tournament in Wilson. Sat., Oct. 26; 9 am-1 pm; Free www.fcpr.us

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U.S. Paralympics manages extensive outreach initiatives, connecting with individuals with physical disabilities directly and supporting Paralympic organizations with program development. Increasing the availability of Paralympic sport programming for Americans with physical disabilities across the country is a key goal of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Through partnerships with existing organizations, such as Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation, as well as the development of new programs, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic Division is targeting 250 Paralympic Sport Clubs in American cities by 2012. Fayetteville-Cumberland is one of those new Sport Clubs. http://findaclub.usparalympics.org/ organization-detail.aspx?id=226

Paralympic Sport Club Fayetteville-Cumberland

Today, there are more than 21 million Americans with a physical disability. In the past few years, thousands of military personnel have sustained serious injuries during active duty. Research shows that daily physical activity enhances not only and individual's self-esteem and peer relationships, it also results in increased achievement, better overall health, and higher quality of life. However, despite these findings, most individuals with physical disabilities do not have the opportunity to participate in any regular sports activity. We are working hard to change that in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation became an official Paralympic Sport Club in April, 2011. FCPR is inspiring athletes to achieve their dreams. Through education, sports programs and partnerships with community organizations, medical facilities and government agencies, Paralympics Fayetteville-Cumberland is making a difference in the lives of many physically disabled people every day.

Paralympic Fall Cup at Massey Hill Recreation Center

Lunch will be provided. Paralympic Athlete (TBA) appearance and Q&A session with seasoned local athletes. Sports Trials and Competition: Judo, Shooting, Boccia and Table Tennis. Thurs., Sept. 19; 9 am-1 pm

Paralympic Winter Cup Challenge at Kiwanis Recreation Center

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Find the player within! Get in a chair and play. Our adult team is anxious to mentor our youth and help develop them into a strong team. North Carolina needs another youth team. Experience opportunities to travel the eastern seaboard for tournaments and competitions. Summer league starts in June and will continue into winter season. 8-15 yrs; Thurs.; 6:30-7:30 pm; Free

Adult Wheelchair Basketball

The Fayetteville Flyers remain to be one of the top teams with in the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference and National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The team is currently ranked 5th in the NWBA Division III. The team is always looking for more players. The wheelchair basketball season begins in Sept. and finishes in April. Each new season practices will begin in late Aug. Team practices and home games are held at Massey Hill Classical High School. Call 433-1569 for a detailed practice and game schedule. http://fayettevilleflyers.net/ 16+; Mon. and Thurs.; 7-9 pm; Free

Buddy Sports

Buddy sports serve as an introduction to Paralympic sport by teaching the basic concepts of team sports. FCPR offers Buddy Baseball, Buddy Soccer, Buddy Basketball and Buddy Football. All participants must have a disability to play. Volunteers are needed for buddies. Players may register at any FCPR site. Buddy Soccer: Sept. 1-Oct. 11 Buddy Basketball: Nov. 1-Dec. 13 Buddy Football: Feb. 1-March 15 Buddy Baseball: April 1-May 15 5 yrs-Grade 12; Sat.; 9 am-1 pm; $20/season

PARALYMPIC PROGRAMMING

PARALYMPIC PROGRAMMING

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Lunch will be provided. Paralympic Athlete (TBA) appearance and Q&A session with seasoned local athletes. Sports Trials and Competition Basketball and Handball. Thurs., Dec. 19; 9 am-1 pm

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Fayetteville Senior Center

739 Blue Street, 433-1574 Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm www.agingactivelyfay.com ‘NC Center of Excellence’ ‘A Nationally Accredited Senior Center’ All activities take place at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted “Enhancing the Quality of Life of Seniors” SENIOR CENTER TRIPS Open to all FCPR Senior Citizens 55+

Cumberland County 911 Communications Center, Fayetteville Traffic Services, & Chason’s Grandson’s Registration is Aug. 1-until full. 55+; Thurs., Sept. 5; Depart 10 am; $3 (Lunch on your own)

Fort Fisher Aquarium & Mike’s Seafood, Kure Beach, NC

Registration is Aug. 1-30. 55+; Tues., Sept. 17; Depart 8 am; $12 (Lunch on your own)

Manic Monday @ Tanger Outlets, Mebane

Registration is Aug. 1-30. 55+; Mon., Sept. 23; Depart 8 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

Food & Fun: MiCasita & Putt Putt, Hope Mills

Registration is Aug. 1-until full. 55+; Fri., Sept. 27; Depart 10 am; $3 (Lunch & golf on your own)

Tar Kiln Tour @ Lake Rim Park & New Deli

Registration is Sept. 2-30. 55+; Thurs., Oct. 4; Depart 10 am; $3 (Lunch on your own)

Senior Archery Clinic @ Clark Park

Registration is Sept. 2-30. 55+; Mon., Oct. 7; Depart 9:30 am; $3 (No lunch stop)

Mt. Airy Historic Tour

Registration is Aug. 1-30. 55+; Thurs., Oct. 10 or 17; Depart 7 am; $13 (Lunch on your own)

Atkinson’s Mill

Registration is Sept. 2-30. 55+; Tues., Oct. 15; Depart 10 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

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State Fair, Raleigh

Register early-this trip fills quickly! Registration is Sept. 2-30. 55+; Mon., Oct. 21; Depart 8 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

“Love Machine” @ Barn Dinner Theater, Greensboro Registration is Aug. 1-30. 55+; Tues., Oct. 22; Depart 10:30 am; $43 (Lunch on your own)

State Farmers Market & Videri Chocolate Factory, Raleigh

Registration is Sept. 2-30 55+; Tues., Oct. 23; Depart 9:30 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

Color Me Rad 5K, Raleigh

Start out clean as a newborn babe, and through the run/ walk, you’ll coat your body with non-toxic, corn starch color bombs of green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippy. Join Mary, Brian and Kathy for this out-of-the-box wellness opportunity! 55+; Sat., Oct. 26; Depart 7 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

Manic Monday @ Smithfield Outlets

Registration is Sept. 2-30 55+; Mon., Oct. 28; Depart 9 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

Billy Graham Library

Registration is Oct. 1-31. 55+; Mon., Nov. 4; Depart 7 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

Hinnat Family Vineyards, Selma

Registration is Oct. 1-31. 55+; Wed., Nov. 13; Depart 9:30 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

Manic Mondays @ Southern Supreme, Bear Creek Registration is Oct. 1-31. 55+; Mon., Nov. 18; Depart 9 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

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Registration is Sept. 2-30. 55+; Tues., Nov. 19; Depart 8 am; Fee TBD (Lunch on your own)

Lu Mil Christmas Buffet & Light Spectacular

Registration is Oct. 1-31. 55+; Fri., Dec. 4; Depart 4 pm; Fee TBD (Dinner included)

Food & Fun: Chason’s Grandson’s & Christmas in the Park

Registration is Nov. 1-29. 55+; Wed., Dec. 11; Depart 4:30 pm; $3 (dinner on your own)

Duplicate Bridge

A weekly bridge game is held at the center. Feel free to bring snacks to share with the group. 55+; Tues.; 1:30 pm; Free

Pinochle

Looking for those interested in playing as well as teaching others to play! 55+; Thurs.; 1:30 pm; Free

Pokeno

This combination of BINGO & Poker is sure to be a hit! 55+; Fri.; 1:30 pm; Free

Silver Links Lab Computer Classes

FCPR Senior Programs also offers extended trips. Please contact the center for details.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

SENIOR CENTER

“The South’s Grandest Christmas Show,” Alabama Theater, Myrtle Beach

Weekly Programs Billiards Room: 55+; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-5 pm; Free Computer Lab: 55+; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-5 pm; Free Bingo: 55+; Tues.; 12:30 pm; 1st Thurs.; 1-4 pm; All other Thurs.; 11 am-3 pm; Free Bible Study Group: 55+; Fri.; 10 am; Free

Time Out For Seniors

Every Thurs. evening, you are invited to the Gilmore Recreation Center to listen to various forms of music (Blue Grass, Country, Oldies) with wonderful musicians. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Holidays there will be no programs Nov. 28, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 55+; Thurs.; 6:30-9 pm; Free

Aqua Aerobics

Water Aerobics is one of the best forms of exercise, and is great for those 55 and older. Classes are held at the FSU Natatorium. 55+; Mon., Wed. and Thurs.; 7-8 am; Free

Aerobics

55+; Mon.; 9 am; Tues. and Thurs.; 8:30 am; Free

Line Dancing

Groups perform at various functions throughout the city and county. 55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 9:30 am; Free

The Senior Center offers Computer Classes as well as open lab times. Please contact the center for classes, days and times. Classes offered include Basic Computers and Internet/Email. Fayetteville-Cumberland Senior Center is also looking for great minds to volunteer their time to instruct computer classes to seniors.

Jewelry Class

Make your own one of a kind piece. Our instructor will walk you through the process. Materials are available. Prices vary based on pieces – Contact center for samples. 55+; Wed.; 1-3 pm; TBD

MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Genealogy Club Introductory Meeting

Are you interested in retracing your family heritage? If so, join us for this introductory meeting. 55+; 2nd Wed. of each month; beginning Sept., 11; 11 am; Free

Taster’s Delight

Join this “lunch bunch” for food, fun & fellowship at various locations around town. Contact the center to find out where to meet this month. 55+; 3rd Tues. of each month; 11 am; various meeting locations; Contact Senior Center; lunch on your own

Bid Whist

Bid Whist is a partnership trick-taking variant of the classic card game whist. As indicated by the name, bid whist adds a bidding element to the game that is not present in classic whist. 55+; Mon. and Wed.; 1:30 pm; Free For more information, call (910) 433-1547

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Joint Fayetteville/Cumberland County Senior Citizens Advisory Board

A commission representing senior citizens’ concerns and issues for the entire County of Cumberland meets monthly. City Council and County Commissioners appoint representatives to the Board. Meetings are open to the general public and anyone is invited to attend. All ages; 2nd Tues. of each month; 2:30 pm; City HallLafayette Room; Free

Tuesday Night Dance

Come and dance the night away with Reminiscence or Vera Smith. Please contact Senior Programs staff for schedule. Held at the Gilmore Recreation Center; participants are encouraged to bring their favorite finger food. 55+; 4th Tues. of each month; 8-10 pm; Free

“Senior Moment” with Curt Nunnery on WAZZ 1490

Tune in every third Thurs. at 8:35 am to stay up to date on all senior activities. A staff member of the Senior Center will be on hand to discuss what’s new in the exciting world of senior recreation. All ages; 3rd Thurs. of each month; 8:35 am; Free

Cardinal Red Hatters

Everyone has seen ladies wearing that purple and red with smiles on their faces having a fabulous time. Join the Cardinal Red Hat Chapter and see what all the fun is about. Monthly meetings start at the Senior Center, but all are asked to contact the center for meeting details. 55+; 4th Thurs. of each month; 11 am; Free

Techy Time

Got specific questions about your cell phone, digital camera or other simple technology? Staff is available to attempt to assist you. If we can’t help, we will research to find the answer or additional resources which could be of benefit. Appointments are necessary and are allotted in 30 minute increments. Call for appointments. Interest areas include, but are not limited to: - Facebook - Computers - Digital Cameras - Cell Phones - e-Readers - iPods - Aging Actively Website

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AARP – Driver Safety Program

This one day, four hour driving refresher classroom course helps drivers refine existing driving skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. Even though it is designed for drivers ages 50 and older, it is open to all motorists. Session 1: Educators Appreciation Session; educators’ fee is waived. Registration is July. 1-31. 55+; Tues., Aug. 20; 8:30 am-12:30 pm; $12 AARP Members/$14 for non-members Session 2: Registration is Oct. 1-29. 55+; Wed., Nov. 20; 8:30 am-12:30 pm; $12 AARP Members/$14 for non-members Session 3: Registration is Nov. 1-28. 55+; Mon., Dec. 3; 8:30 am-12:30 pm; $12 AARP Members/$14 for non-members

Bereavement Support Group

Drawing on the experiences and encouragement of friends and fellow grievers is not a weakness, but a healthy human need. This open support group is sponsored by Liberty Hospice and will be a way to share, ask questions and learn skills to cope with grief. 55+; Last Tues. of each month; 11:30 am; Free

Birthday Bash

This monthly program is sponsored by Taylor’s Creek on the 4th Wed. of every month. Join us for cake and ice cream as we celebrate your special day. 55+; 4th Wed. of each month; 1 pm; Free

Seasoned Readers Book Club

Participants will be responsible for acquiring all reading materials. For further details, please contact senior programs staff. 55+; 4th Wed. of each month; 2-3 pm; Free

Senior Clubs:

Senior Clubs meet monthly. However, times and location may change due to scheduled programs. Senior Club members may participate in all club activities with a FCPR Club Member Card. For more information on any of the following clubs, please contact the center. Area ‘A’ 2nd Tues. of each month; 11 am; Smith Recreation Center Aging in Action 2nd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; Second Baptist Church Beaver Dam Harvesters 1st Tues. of each month; 10 am; Beaver Dam Fire Dept. Church of the Open Door Owls 1st Fri. of each month; 6 pm; Church of the Open Door

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Victory Club 4th Wed. of each month; 11 am; various meeting locations; Contact Senior Center

Coffee Club 2nd Mon. of each month; 9 am; Gilmore TRC

Westover 3rd Wed. of each month; 10 am; Westover Recreation Center

Cumberland County Association of Indian People (CCAIP) 3rd Mon. of each month; 10:30 am; CCAIP Center Cumberland 1st Wed. of each month; 10 am; Cumberland Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

XYZ 2nd Wed. of each month; 10 am; John Wesley United Methodist Church

SPECIAL EVENTS

Eastover Senior Club 2nd Wed. of each month; 10 am; Eastover-Central Recreation Center

Hot Dog Hoe Down

E.E. Miller Senior Club 4th Thurs. of each month; 10 am; EE Miller Recreation Center

Flu Shot Clinic

Galatia Senior Club 4th Tues. of each month; noon; Galatia Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall Gee Cee Club 1st Wed. of each month; 10 am; Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Godwin/Falcon 2nd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; Godwin/Falcon Volunteer Fire Dept. Gray’s Creek Outreach 4th Tues. of each month; 10 am; Gray’s Creek Recreation Center Heartwarmers 2nd Wed. of each month; noon; Vaughn Memorial Presbyterian Church

We’ll provide the dogs-you provide a side dish. 55+; Fri., Sept. 5; 11 am; Side Dish Immunizations will be provided by Walgreens-Skibo Road Location 55+; Thurs., Sept. 26; 9-11 am; Please contact the center for pricing details.

SENIOR CENTER

Cliffdale Senior Club Last Thurs. of each month; 11 am; Cliffdale Recreation Center

Thanksgiving Casserole Lunch

In honor of the traditional leftover casserole, we have decided to make a meal of it. Casseroles…nothing but casseroles. Registration is Oct. 1-31. 55+; Fri., Nov. 22; 11 am; Fee: Casserole

38th Annual Christmas Banquet

Seating begins at 10:30 am. Registration is open to all residents of Cumberland County. Space is limited. Be sure to get your ticket early. Registration is Oct. 1-31. 55+; Fri., Dec. 13; 11 am; Fee: TBD

Loyal Seniors 1st Thurs. of each month; 11 am; Senior Center New Life Senior Club 1st Fri. of each month; 10 am; Lake Rim Recreation Center Northwood Temple – Senior Eagles 2nd Thurs. of each month; 6:30 pm; Northwood Temple Seton 2nd Tues. of each month; 10:30 am; St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church Parish Hall Senior RoadRunners 4th Mon. of each month; 10 am; Kiwanis Recreation Center Stedman 1st Thurs. of each month; 10 am; Stedman Recreation Center Sunnyside 3rd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

For more information, call (910) 433-1547

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TOKAY SENIOR FITNESS CENTER

Tokay Senior Fitness Center

328 W. Hamilton Street, 433-1414 Mon.-Fri. 7 am-4 pm www.agingactivelyfay.com ‘NC Center of Excellence’ ‘A Nationally Accredited Senior Center’ All activities take place at Tokay Fitness Center For Seniors unless otherwise noted “Enhancing the Quality of Life of Seniors” Please Note: Fitness contracts must be filled out prior to use of the equipment. Fitness contracts must be renewed on an annual basis. Please bring your own towel to use while working out •

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Equipment Available: 6 treadmills 6 stationary bikes 6 elliptical 3 lower body & 6 upper body Nautilus Machines abdominal machine stability balls dumbbells exercise mats table tennis tables • • • • • • • • •

CENTER PROGRAMS

Tokay Senior Fitness Center Birthday Club

The Birthday Club has been established to recognize and celebrate member’s birthdays. Membership to the organization must be renewed annually. Birthday Club celebrations are held quarterly. Birthday celebrants will receive a birthday gift which has been purchased with funds paid by the club members. All participants are highly encouraged to bring a food item. To register, please contact center staff. $12 dues/year; Luncheons will take place from 11 am-1 pm on the following dates: • July, Aug. and Sept. birthdays celebrated Fri., Sept. 20; 11 am-1 pm • Oct., Nov. and Dec. birthdays celebrated Fri., Dec. 6; 11 am-1 pm

Yoga

Are you looking for a low-impact fitness option? Newcomers are welcome. Registration is on-going. 55+; Wed.; 9-10 am; $20/month

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Chair Aerobics Class

This ever-popular class includes line dance, stretching, and chair aerobics. The line dance group, also known as the “Tokay Rockers,” performs at community events. Registration is on-going. 55+; Tues. and Thurs.; Session 1: 7-8 am; Session 2: 8:15-9:15 am; $20/session/month

Zumba Gold

Start your weekends off on the right foot…literally and figuratively. Zumba is a dance fitness program that combines Latin and international music to make this weekly fitness opportunity an enjoyable diversion from your normal routine. Registration is on-going. 55+; Fri.; 8-9 am; $10/month

Advanced Aerobics

This advanced-level class includes floor work, stability-ball exercises, flexibility and cardio exercises. Please be aware that participants MUST complete a minimum of four chair aerobics/line dance sessions prior to enrollment and must complete a supervised warm-up prior to beginning each class session. 55+; Mon.; 8:45-9:45 am; $10/month

For more information, call (910) 433-1547


Grab your racket and get back into the swing of things! It’s never too late to start a sport that is great for all ages! 55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 9:30-11 am; Free

Tri T Table Tennis 55+; Tues.; 2 pm; Free

Pickleball

Senior Programs now has Pickleball equipment available for checkout. For additional information, please contact center staff.

WELLNESS CLINICS

BOWLING GROUPS

Senior Rollers

55+; Mon.; 9 am; B & B Bowling Lanes (2003 Fort Bragg Road); 3 games w/shoes for $6

The Rolling Seniors

55+; Tues.; 6 pm; North View Bowling Lanes (5307 Ramsey Street); 3 games w/shoes for $4.50

Senior Strikers

55+; Wed.; noon; North View Bowling Lanes (5307 Ramsey Street); 3 games w/shoes for $4.50

Blood Pressure Screenings are available each month during the following dates and times: • 55+; 1st Tues. of each month; 8-10 am • 55+; 3rd Thurs. of each month; 8:30-10 am • 55+; 4th Tues. of each month; 8:30-10 am Ear Wax Screenings are available on the following dates: • 55+; Tues., Sept. 9; 8:30-10 am • 55+; Tues., Nov. 12; 8:30-10 am

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Flu Shots will be provided on the following dates-please remember to bring your insurance and Medicare information. For additional cost information, please contact center staff. • 55+; Tues., Sept. 3; 8-10 am • 55+; Tues., Oct. 1; 8-10 am • 55+; Tues., Nov. 5; 8-10 am

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Senior Adult Tennis Club

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FEES AND CHARGES

FEES AND CHARGES Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation * Rates subject to change to reflect current fee schedule *An expedited rental fee of $100 will be charged for any facility rental contract executed within 48 hours of the event

Park Rentals Description

Current Fee

All Rentals (for profit organizations)

Double non-profit fees plus any applicable deposit

Ball Field Rental

$175 drag & mark per day, plus $250 deposit $35 (no drag & mark 1-4 hours), $50 (no drag & mark over 4 hours), plus $250 deposit

Boating

$2 per hour, $5 per half day, $10 per day

Camping Fees (organized groups)

$1 per person per night, $25 minimum

Cross Creek Park

$100 (1-4 hours), $25 each additional hour

Family Campsite

$10 per night

Lamon Street Park Complex

$500 per day, plus $250 deposit

Martin Luther King Park

$40 (1-4 hours), $70 over 4 hours

Mazarick Building

$65 (1-4 hours), $25 each additional hour, plus $200 deposit

Mobile Stage (Small) or Bleachers

$400 per calendar day, plus $500 deposit

Mobile Stage (Large)

$500 per calendar day, plus $500 deposit

Outdoor Basketball Court

$35 (1-4 hours); $50 (over 4 hours), plus $100 deposit

Tokay Park Complex

$500 per day plus $250 deposit

Track - Reid Ross

$500 per day, plus $250 deposit

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After hour fee

$25 per hour

All rentals (for profit organization)

Double non-profit fees plus applicable deposit

Custodial Setup/Breakdown/Clean-Up (non-profit organizations)

$25 per hour

Gym (non-profit organizations)

$200 (1-4 hours), $50 each additional hour, plus $200 deposit

Gym Flooring (non-profit organizations)

$300 (1-4 hours), $50 each additional hour

Kitchen Rental (non-profit organizations)

$50 (1-4 hours) plus $200 deposit, $25 each additional hr up to 8 hrs max

Large / Multi-purpose Program Room Rental (non-profit organizations)

$130 (1-4 hours) plus $200 deposit, $25 each additional hour up to 8 hour max

Small - Medium Program Room Rental (non-profit organizations)

$65 (1-4 hours) plus $200 deposit, $25 each additional hour up to 8 hours max

Sunday or Legal Holiday use (non-profit organizations)

$100 (1-4 hours max allowed, plus rental fee, plus $200 deposit)

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Arnette 1 & 3

$60 (1-4 hours), $110 over 4 hours

Mazarick 1

Shelter Rentals - Small Arnette 2

$40 (1-4 hours), $70 over 4 hours

College Lakes Mable C. Smith Honeycutt Lake Rim 1 & 2 Mazarick 2 & 3 Seabrook Spivey Westover

Swimming Pool Swimming Lessons

$$30 30

Pool Entry Fee

12-under yrs; $1, 13+; $2

Pool Rental

$175 rental fee (1-2 hours), $50 for each additional hour, plus $200 deposit, plus current rate of pay for lifeguards

FEES AND CHARGES

Shelter Rentals - Large

Tennis Court Rental

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$35 (1-4 hours), $50 over 4 hours, $150 deposit plus $175 if lights are requested

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COMMENT & KUDOS

COMMENTS AND KUDOS! Transportation Museum

We recently passed through Fayetteville and were pleased to find your museum. We had a great visit there and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. Thank you for your efforts! Received from Sylvia via e-mail, Jan. 27, 2013

Stedman Recreation Center

Just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we appreciate your hard work! You and your team are the ones that goes unnoticed with all the behind the scene countless hours on putting everything together…On behalf of coaches and the community, I want to thank you and your team for making our jobs as coaches easier. Received from Bryan via e-mail, Feb. 23, 2013

Cliffdale Recreation Center

I just wanted to let you guys know you have the right person for the job at the Cliffdale Recreation Center. Mrs. Belinda Jackson is doing a GREAT job. I had not been to the rec center in a while and this rec center is a whole lot better than when I first visited. This rec center has been known to have a not so good reputation, but it is good to see someone such as Mrs. Jackson and her staff make a difference not only at this Rec Center, but in the community. And by the way, the Black History program on Saturday was excellent. This goes to show that change can sometimes be good. Received from Anthony via e-mail, Feb. 25, 2013

Senior Center

Just a note to tell you all that you have a truly exceptional employee in Mary Brymer. She truly serves the Senior Community in a very caring and professional manner. I have known her for about four years now and she always conducts herself in the way that a person of her position should. It is truly my pleasure to know her. I hope you all appreciate what a great caliber of person she is.

July 4th Celebration

Received from Carol via e-mail, May 3, 2013

My family and I attended the July 4th event at Festival Park yesterday and we had a great time. The music, the food and the fireworks were great; there was a great police presence and all of the officers we encountered were friendly and polite; and even in the gridlock to exit the park at the end most everyone was patient and gracious. This was my toddler’s very first fireworks, so my husband and I wanted it to be a special time. Please let your teams know that their hard work was appreciated by my family and I’m sure by hundreds of others. Thank you. Received from Dele via e-mail, July 5, 2013

Buddy Baseball

Wow! It is very cool what y’all are doing for those kids. I am impressed. You know how much joy you are putting into those kid’s lives....more than we can imagine I am sure. Received from Mitchell via e-mail, Aug. 1, 2013

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Administrative Offices Arnette Park Clark Park & Nature Center Cliffdale Recreation Center College Lakes Park College Lakes Recreation Center Cross Creek Park Mable C. Smith Park E.E. Miller Recreation Center E. Melvin Honeycutt School-Park Honeycutt Park Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center Gray’s Creek Recreation Center Hall Park J.P. Riddle Stadium Kiwanis Recreation Center Lake Rim Park Lake Rim Recreation Center Massey Hill Recreation Center Mazarick Park G. B. Myers Recreation Center Pine Forest Recreation Center Rowan Park Seabrook Park & Chalmers Pool Fayetteville Senior Center Smith Recreation Center J.S. Spivey Recreation Center Stedman Recreation Center Stoney Point Recreation Center Tokay Park/Senior Fitness Center Lamon Street Park Westover Recreation Center Eastover-Central Recreation Center Eastover Community Park Riverside Dog Park

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PARKS AND CENTERS MAP & DIRECTORY

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