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TABLE OF CONTENTS General Information Youth, Teen, Home School, Special Needs and Adult Programs Special Events Trips Youth, Adult and Senior Athletics Co-sponsor Organizations

GENERAL INFORMATION Office Hours Monday–Friday • 8 am–5 pm Phone: 704-766-2220 Mailing Address P.O. Box 2879 Huntersville, NC 28070 The administrative offices are located 105 Gilead Road, 3rd Floor Huntersville, NC 28078

Parks and Recreation Youth and Seniors Activity Scholarship Application Policy: It is the policy of the Town of Huntersville Parks & Recreation Department to provide recreational opportunities to all the residents of Huntersville. Some programs require the payment of a fee to cover the expenses incurred by offering the program. Realizing the need to include all residents in these opportunities, the Town of Huntersville will offer financial assistance to the youth and seniors of Huntersville meeting the guidelines listed in this document. The number of scholarships will be offered to twenty percent (20%) of the spaces available in each program. The twenty percent (20%) of spaces available for scholarships will be split in half between the fifty percent (50%) discounted rate and the twenty-five percent (25%) discounted rate. If all scholarships are not used by the end of the registration period those who received scholarships may receive the original discounted rate until all discounted funds are used up for that particular program. One scholarship per household per program, unless there are unused scholarships for that particular program at the end of registration, which then will be given out by first-come first-served basis. Applicants will be required to provide proof of income with the most current W-2 form or official documentation from CMS of meeting eligibility standards for financial assistance. Failure to provide this information will void this application.

AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE If a resident qualifies for reduced price meals through the CMS eligibility standards, they will be eligible for a discount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the published fee. If a resident qualifies for free meals through CMS eligibility standards, they will be eligible for a discount of fifty percent (50%) of the published fee.

INCLUSION Huntersville Parks & Recreation Department welcomes individuals of all abilities into its programs and activities as well as encourages the individuals to participate as independently as is possible in the activity of his/her choice. If you are not sure what type of assistance or reasonable accommodations is appropriate for you in a particular program, please contact the Department Staff.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION All program registrations are handled through the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices located at 105 Gilead Road, 3rd Floor. To register for a program listed, please stop by to complete a program registration form. The registration form must be complete and the full program fee must be paid at the time of registration in order to be officially registered for the program. Classes can fill quickly and registration is first-come first-served. If we receive any cancellations, people on the waiting list will be called to register for program. *Registration on programs will close one week prior to start date scheduled for program unless another program deadline applies. Returned check fees $25.

REFUND POLICY In developing a refund policy for the Parks and Recreation Department, the Administration would like to make it clear that the intention to give refunds will be priority. The Department aims to please the consumer and would never intentionally cause the public to be unsatisfied. In trying to develop fair and consistent policies, the Department realizes that there will be cases where special circumstances will arise. Those cases will be evaluated on an individual basis if the request and reason is submitted in writing to the Programming Division. Please understand that the following guidelines will be used to issue refunds out of fairness to all parties. 1. Participants may request a refund for any program for any reason. All refund requests must come to the Administrative Office of the Town of Huntersville Parks & Recreation Department. No requests may be taken off-site at programs or other facilities. 2. A complete refund will be issued if a participant withdraws from a program prior to three (3) business days of the start of the program or if an activity is canceled by the Parks and Recreation Department. 3. A partial refund will be issued according to percentage of program completed.

E-NEWSLETTER LIST Please email parks@huntersville.org and request email list.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteering in Huntersville is easier than you think. There are numerous ways to become active. You can volunteer for a one time event or an on-going project. Maybe you need volunteer hours for a specific cause (high school requirement).


YOUTH

YOUTH RECREATION

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE This unique program is designed to pro- EDUCATION PROGRAMS vide a safe, fun, & structured environment where children can participate in recreational, educational, social, cultural, & physical activities during the after school hours. This program is held at the Waymer Center in Huntersville. CMS Bus transportation will only be provided from Blythe Elementary School. An additional $15 transportation fee per month will be imposed for all students not attending Blythe Elementary School. After School Enrichment Program payment schedule is divided in ten (10) months & the first payment is applied to the first month. Who: Youth, Grades 1–5 Date(s):Aug 27–June 7, 2013 Time: After school Mon–Fri • 2–6 pm Where: Waymer Community Center 14200 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville Monthly Fee: $120 R • $175 NR per child *plus transportation fee if applicable Reg.: Now open for current year

KIDS OUT FUN DAYS Mom and Dad have to work, but your kids need a fun place to be. Come join us for KIDS OUT FUN DAYS!!! Please provide a bag lunch for your child unless informed otherwise. Early drop off is available at 7:30 am for $7/child. Trips are subject to change. Please get in before the deadline, no late registrations will be accepted.

WINTER BREAK CAMP: Dec 21: Movies at Northlake Dec 26: Bowling at Northcross Dec 27: Discovery Place Kids Dec 28: Ray’s Splash Pad Who: Youth grades 1–5 Time: 8 am–6 pm Where: David B. Waymer Center Cost/Day: $25 R • $35 NR Registration Deadline is Dec 16 NO EXCEPTIONS Min/Max: 10/20 (if min. number is not met class will be canceled for that day)

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE Creative Drama Creative Drama classes offer a playful introduction to performing. Students express themselves, build confidence, explore their imagination and develop social skills while learning theatre concepts and terminology. New materials are explored every session and change each year to create an engaging experience as children progress through the program. CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE My Spotlight (Ages 3-4) Each week a new journey is taken as stories come to life through creative drama and movement activities. Social development, public speaking and theatre concepts combine this fun, creative exploration. This class experience promotes independence and is appropriate for both beginning and returning students. Family and friends are invited to a Sharing on the final class day. When: Tuesday Date(s): Fall Session: Sept 25–Dec 8, 2012 Winter Session: Jan 15–Mar 23, 2013 Time: 5 –5:45 pm Where: Dellwood Center 508 Dellwood Dr Fee: $150 Length: 10 weeks Reg: www.ctcharlotte.org

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE Story Starters (Ages 5–6) Using classic and current children’s literature as a framework, students will acquire foundational acting skills and theatre vocabulary to dramatize

a variety of stories. Appropriate for both beginning and returning students. Family and friends are invited to a Sharing on the final day of class. When: Tuesday Date(s): Fall Session: Sept 25–Dec 8, 2012 Winter Session: Jan 15–Mar 23, 2013 Where: Dellwood Center, 508 Dellwood Dr Time: 6–6:55 pm Fee: $150 Length: 10 weeks Reg: www.ctcharlotte.org

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE Shooting Stars (Grades 1–2) Foundational theatre and acting skills fuse creative and social experiences by exploring elements of a story, improvisation, movement, blocking, can characterization. This class is a great introductory experience before students enter the School of Theatre training and is appropriate for both beginning and returning. When: Tuesday Date(s): Fall Session: Sept 25–Dec 8, 2012 Winter Session: Jan 15 – Mar 2, 2013 Where: Dellwood Center, 508 Dellwood Dr Time: 7–7:55 pm Fee: $150 Length: 10 weeks Reg: www.ctcharlotte.org

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF OF CHARLOTTE School of Theatre Training School of Theatre Training classes are geared toward students who are dedicated to studying the skills and techniques of theatre, both in acting and musical theatre. Students build on their knowledge by moving through five graduated levels of programming. Students who participate in SOTT are invited to audition for OnStage, a unique performance opportunity.


Level 1 Foundation Classes: Grades 3-12 Classes are designed for students in grades 3–12 entering the School of Theatre training program. Classes broaden students’ knowledge as a performer and introduces them to a foundation of theatre skills. When: Monday/Tuesday Date(s): Sept 24, 2012– Mar 5, 2013 Where: Dellwood Center, 508 Dellwood Dr Time: Grades 3–4 Acting: Mon 5:30–7 pm or Tues 5:30–7 pm Grades 5–7 Acting: Mon 7–8:30 pm or Tues 7–8:30 pm Fee: $350 Length: 20 weeks Reg: www.ctcharlotte.org

Level 2 Core Classes: Grades 4-12 Classes are designed for students in grades 4–12 who have taken a Level I class. Classes deepen students’ understanding of theatre concepts. In addition, students learn how to audition, create a headshot and build a resume. When: Wednesday Date(s): Sept 26, 2012– Mar 6, 2013 Where: Dellwood Center, 508 Dellwood Dr Time: Grades 4–5 Acting: Wednesday 5:30–7 pm Grades 6–7 Acting: Wednesday 7–8:30 pm Fee: $350 Length: 20 weeks Reg: www.ctcharlotte.org *Additional class offerings and musical theatre opportunities are available at our ImaginOn location. www.ctcharlotte.org

HOME SCHOOL HS TENNIS Beginner/Adv Beginner North Mecklenburg Tennis Academy in cooperation with the Town of Huntersville will provide homeschoolers tennis classes. A certified Tennis Instructor will be teaching more advanced skills and lessons of the game. Please bring your own racquet if you have one. All other equipment will be provided. Inst:

North Mecklenburg Tennis Academy Instructor Day(s): Weds Date(s): Session I: Aug 22– Sept 26 Rain Dates: Oct 3 & 10th Session II: Oct 17–Nov 21 Rain Dates: Nov 28, Dec 5 & 12th Time(s): 12–1 pm (ages 5–8) 1–2 pm (ages 9–12) 1–2 pm (ages 13 & up) Where: North Meck Tennis Courts Fee: $45 R • $50 NR Length: 6 weeks Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation 704-766-2220

HS ART EXPO A great way to incorporate art into your home school curriculum! Step by step guidance from an experienced, professional art educator enables children to gain confidence and skills in drawing and painting while having fun. Each week artists will delve into various art projects using chalk pastels, oil pastels, markers, and watercolors. New subject matter is presented each session. Inst: Julia Hollister Day(s): Mon Date(s): Session I: Sept 10, 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, & 15 Session II: Oct 22, 29 Nov 5, 12, 26 Dec 3, 10, 17 This session 8 weeks $75 Session III: Jan 7, 14, 28 Feb 4, 11, 25

Time(s): 1–2 pm Where: Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center Fee: $58 R • $64 NR Length: 6 weeks Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation 704-766-2220 jhollister1218@gmail.com for more information!

HS PE This P.E. class is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy fun games, team building activities, and different team sports every class. Students will have the opportunity to meet other home school students and build new friendships! So don’t forget your tennis shoes and come out to the gym for some fun! Inst: Lindsay Dunlap Ages: 6–10 & 11–17 Day(s): Mon Date(s): Session I: Sept 17– Oct 22 Session II: Nov 5– Dec 17 (no class Nov 12 Time: 10–11 am (6–10 yrs) 11 am–12 pm (11–17 yrs) Length: 6 weeks Fee: $15 R • $17 NR Where: Waymer Center Gym Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation 704-766-2220 Min 6 / Max 18

HS FENCING OLYMPIC SPORT Beginners Charlotte Fencing Academy is proud to offer Olympic Fencing to beginner fencers of Huntersville. Students who have previously taken classes are also welcome. Coach Colleen Gallant will be instructing students on the fundamentals of footwork, blade work, and tactics involved in this fast paced Olympic sport. All equipment is provided by Charlotte Fencing Academy. Students should wear comfortable clothing and athletic type shoes. Students will actually be fencing with each other by the end of the 6 weeks.


For the Intermediate Class: Charlotte Fencing Academy is offering Intermediate Olympic Fencing to those who have taken the beginner class. This will allow students to continue their quest to become better fencers and learn more about this exciting sport. Students will learn more about tactics and will add new skills to their game. All equipment is provided. For more information, email www.info@charlottefencing.com Day(s): Tues Dates: Session I: Sept 4– Oct 9 Session II: Oct 23–Nov 27 Session III: Jan 8– Feb 12 Beginner Class: 10–11 am Intermediate Class: 11:15 am–12:15 pm (anyone who has done a beginner class or has fenced elsewhere) Where: 11525 Reames Rd, Charlotte The Charlotte Fencing Academy www.charlottefencing.com Fee: $55 R • $60 NR Length: 6 weeks Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation Min 4 / Max 20

HS GOLF AGES 14–18YRS The Golf Studio at NorthStone in conjunction with the Town of Huntersville is offering home school students a golf program this fall. The program will be taught by The Golf Studio’s instructional staff. The program is designed to teach junior golfers the basics and fundamentals of the game at an intermediate level. Juniors are welcome to bring their own equipment or equipment will be provided during each class. Juniors must follow proper golf attire policies by wearing cotton shorts/slacks/capris and a collared shirt. Denim and/or tshirts are not allowed. Day(s): Tues Date(s): Sept 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 16, 23 Time(s): 2–3 pm

Where: The Golf Studio at NorthStone (NorthStone Country Club) Fee: $50 R • $55NR Length: 6 weeks Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation Min: 6

HS GOLF AGES 5–8YRS The Golf Studio at NorthStone in conjunction with the Town of Huntersville is offering home school students a golf program this fall. The program will be taught by The Golf Studio’s instructional staff. The program is designed to teach junior golfers the basics and fundamentals of the game. Juniors are welcome to bring their own equipment or equipment will be provided during each class. Juniors must follow proper golf attire policies by wearing cotton shorts/slacks/capris and a collared shirt. Denim and/or t-shirts are not allowed. Day(s): Fri Date(s): Sept 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 19, 26 Time(s): 12–1 pm Where: The Golf Studio at NorthStone (NorthStone Country Club) Fee: $50 R • $55 NR Length: 6 weeks Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation Min: 6

HS GOLF AGES 9–13YRS The Golf Studio at NorthStone in conjunction with the Town of Huntersville is offering home school students a golf program this fall. The program will be taught by The Golf Studio’s instructional staff. The program is designed to teach junior golfers the basics and fundamentals of the game. Juniors are welcome to bring their own equipment or equipment will be provided during each class. Juniors must follow proper golf attire policies by wearing

cotton shorts/slacks/capris and a collared shirt. Denim and/or t-shirts are not allowed. Day(s): Fri Date(s): Sept 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 19, 26 Time(s): 1–2 pm Where: The Golf Studio at NorthStone (NorthStone Country Club) Fee: $50 R • $55 NR Length: 6 weeks Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation Min: 6

HS KEMPO KARATE Develop a “yes I can” positive attitude through a fun and exciting Martial Arts program! Our special program will improve your child in these areas: Self-discipline, self-confidence, fitness, coordination, focus & concentration. Master Scott Hartsell has earned his 6th degree Black belt; he has been inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of fame 5 times. With training from an award winning instructor your student will definitely develop beneficial skills in Karate and individual growth! Inst: Master Scott Hartsell Day(s): Thurs Session I: Sept 20–Oct 25 Session II: Nov 8–Dec 20 (No class on Nov 22) Time(s): 10 am Ages 5–8 10:45 am Ages 9–12 11:30 am Age 13 and up Where: The Martial Arts Training Institute 9306 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078 Fee: $65 R • $70 NR Additional Cost: $50 MATI Karate Uniform (optional) Length: 6 weeks Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation 704-766-2220 Min 8 / Max 20


SPECIAL NEEDS

MONEY MANAGEMENT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS

The Towns of Huntersville and Cornelius have teamed up to offer a variety of programs for people with disabilities.The goals of this program are to provide the opportunity to socialize with peers, improve selfesteem, engage in physical activity, learn new skills and increase independence.

IT’S UP TO YOU: With the financial tips in these classes, and a little discipline, you can easily overcome any fears, anxieties and obstacles that may stand between you and financial security. But nobody else can make it happen. It’s up to you!

For more information or to register, please visit: www.cornelius.org/parks/special-needsprograms or contact the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031 Ext. 160

ADULTS LUNCHTIME BASKETBALL Break away from work and test your skills in a friendly fun pick-up game of basketball during your lunch break. Day(s): Every Tues & Thurs Starting Aug 28 Who: Adults ages 18 & up Cost: Free Where: Waymer Gym Time: 11:30 am–1:30 pm

DAYTIME OPEN STUDIO FOR OIL/ACRYLIC ARTISTS An opportunity to get together with fellow fine artists in your area and work together to produce art, meet people and have fun. Inst: Colette Dorais, Artist When: Wednesdays/Ongoing Times: 12:30 – 3:30 pm Where: Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center 109 S. Old Statesville Road (near corner of Gilead Road) Cost: $5 one-time Reg. fee plus $25 per 4–week session Paid 3 months in advance. Reg.: colettedorais@carolina.rr.com Parking: Rear of the building Supplies: IMPORTANT: Bring your own inspirational photos, stand-up or table easel, paints, canvas & other supplies. Plan to bring everything you need including cleaning supplies.

Inst: Karen Kennedy Who: Adults Cost: Free Where: Town Center Conference Rm Day(s): Thurs Evenings Session I: How Money Works Sept 6 & 13 Session II: Invest for Success Sept 20 Session III: Investing for Retirement Sept 27 Session IV: Saving for College Oct 4 Time: 7:00–8:30 pm Reg.: 704-806-2161 to register or for more information

CARD MAKING AND MORE Classes are for men and women of all ages who enjoy crafting. Card Making and More will teach you how to create beautiful hand crafted greeting cards with personal instruction, guidance and inspiration. You’ll have access to all the latest card making tools, embellishments and supplies. The joy of giving and receiving handmade greeting cards is priceless. This class will inspire you to create cards for all the various seasons and special occasions in our lives. Finally, enjoy sharing your creations with friends and family. Come join the fun and discover your creativity. Inst: Brandy Cox Day(s): 2nd Wed of every month Date(s): Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13 Time(s): 7–9 pm Where: HACC Fee: $13 per Student Length: ongoing Reg.: brandy@coxgp.com or call 704-806-7200

STUDIO ART CLASS Artist Stefan Duncan holds an ongoing studio art class where students/artists can

create their works of art. Classes are open to all levels from beginner to advanced. Critiques, instruction, and guidance to finding your own voice are part of every class. Stefan has been dubbed the “American Van Gogh” by the Van Gogh Gallery and creator of the styles Squiggleism and Illuminism. He is a full time artist and was recently featured in Art Business News and noted by the Plein Air Paint Out in Florida as one of the top 30 plein air artists of the country. Please bring an easel, paper or canvas, paints, brushes, container for water, cloth. Stefan works with acrylic paint and some oil. Inst: Day(s): Time(s): Where:

Stefan Duncan Tues evenings Ongoing 6:30–8:30 pm Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Fee: $15/class/person Supplies: Bring your own supplies Reg/Ques: duncan1745@yahoo.com 704-651-2032 www.stefanduncan.com and find him on Facebook

PILATES Denise brings the Classical Pilates Method to the Town of Huntersville. Designed for a variety of levels the Pilates Mat class focuses on understanding the Pilates Principles and learning the exercises in their most pure form. This multi-level mat class combines flow and precision enhancing the floor routine experience. Class is 55 minutes long. All participants will need to bring a mat and a towel. Pilates is done without shoes; please wear comfortable clothes that allow for ease of movement. Inst: Fee: Date(s): Session I:

Denise C. Maffia $80 R • $100 NR Wed evenings Aug 8–Oct 10 (No class 9/3) Session II: Oct 10–Dec 12 (No class 10/31 & 11/21) Session III: Jan 9–Mar 6, 2013 Time: 7:30–8:30 pm Length: 8 weeks Where: Town Center Conference Rm 209


YOGA BASICS Learn a gentle but challenging approach to yoga including proper breathing, gentle stretching, gradual strengthening, mental focus, and the art of relaxation. This class is for beginners and those who want a gentle, mindful yoga practice. All participants will need to bring a yoga mat and a towel. Yoga is done in bare feet, so please wear comfortable clothing that allows for flexibility. Inst: Cheryl Demers Where: Town Center Conference Rm 209 Day(s): Mon Evenings Time: 6–7:15 pm Session I: (Mini-Session 4 Classes) Nov 5–Dec 3 (No class 11/19) Fee: $26 R • $31 NR Session II: Jan 7–Mar 4 (No class 1/21) (8 Classes) Fee: $52 R • $62 NR

DOG TRAINING CLASS Puppy Manners and Socialization Classes (Ages 10 weeks through 6 months) 4 week class – $125 This class you will attend with your dog once a week for 5 weeks and each lesson is an hour long. Puppies will play and socialize off leash while you learn and observe their body language. We will also cover foundation training for sit, down, stay, leave it, coming when called and walking loosely on a leash. I will provide help on desensitizing your puppy to various household items that may frighten them. I will also provide help and tips on any “doggy issues” you may be having--biting, jumping, housetraining, etc. We will also play games and learn some fun tricks! Basic Obedience and Manners Class (Designed for dogs 6 months & older who have not been in a formal training class) 5 week class – $150 This class you will attend with your dog once a week for 6 weeks and each class is an hour long. Dogs will have a few minutes to play and socialize but the majority of the time we will be asking for more attention, manners and obedience. We

will learn how to teach our dog the commands for sit, down, stay, walking loosely on a leash, coming when called, and leave it and other commands .We will use treats at first then we will start to wean our dogs off of the treats. I will provide help on any “doggy issues” you may be having--biting, jumping, housetraining, fear issue, etc. We will also play games and learn some fun tricks! Puppies (under 1 year of age) that have completed this class are also eligible to be evaluated and tested for the AKC S.T.A.R program. Intermediate Group and Manners Class (Dogs must have completed a basic obedience class) 6 week class – $175 This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older who have completed a basic obedience class. We will learn more advanced commands and practice longer sits, stays and downs. We will learn heel; hurry heel; easy heel; place or park it, sitting and staying with distractions and time added and work on many other more advanced training techniques as well as play some games and learn a few tricks! Canine Good Citizenship Class (Dogs must have completed a basic obedience class) 6 week class – $200 This class you will attend with your dog once a week for 6 weeks. Each class will have a specific training lesson which prepares your dog as well as you with the skills required successfully completing and passing the CGC program.Testing will be held during the last scheduled class. Day(s): Sunday afternoon Date(s): Feb 12 - Mar 18 Time(s): 1–2 pm or 2:30–3:30 pm - depending on class chosen & offered Where: Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center or Huntersville Athletic Park - depending on class chosen & offered Fee: $125, $150, $175 or $200 - depending on class chosen & offered Length: 4, 5 or 6 weeks - depending on class chosen & offered Reg.: www.4positivepaws.com Min / Max 3 dogs/6 dogs

BRIDGE If you are interested in playing duplicate bridge please join us Friday mornings! Our game is relaxed and non-sanctioned. For more information, please contact Jim Gossage (704) 992-6006

SPECIAL EVENTS National Night Out On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, neighborhoods throughout Huntersville are being invited to join forces with The Huntersville Police Department and thousands of communities nationwide for “National Night Out.” National Night Out promotes crime and drug prevention. The event will be held at Birkdale Village. Events will commence at 6:00 pm starting with a parade to include the Mayor of Huntersville, Chief of Police and Town Commissioners. There will be numerous other activities for children such as slides, moon bounce, dunking booth and displays of police, fire, and medical vehicles, including music. Hotdogs will be provided by Harris Teeter. Local fire departments will be competing against each other in friendly Fire Fighter Games. Shred-it (documentation destruction) and Secure Child ID Kit services will be provided. We will also be collecting old cell phones for 911Victim Assistance. Where: Birkdale Village Date(s): Tues, Aug 7 Time: 6–8 pm

MOVIES IN THE PARK FREE entertainment featuring popular family movies displayed on a huge 20’x25’ outdoor screen with a concert grade sound system. FREE admission, movie, drinks, popcorn and icy pops will be provided by Radiant Life Fellowship. Bring your lawn chairs (or blankets) and come early for some exciting pre-movie entertainment and give-a-ways. North Mecklenburg Park opens at 6 pm. The movie will begin at dusk. Fri, Sept 7 Kung Fu Panda 2 Fri, Oct 5 The Muppets (all movies are subject to availability)


NIKKO’S KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE In honor of Nikko’Las “Nikko” Pinkney HPRD will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of knockout! We will have live entertainment along with raffle items, food and drink, and celebrity appearances!! Come be a part of history as we shatter the world record in the memory of Nikko! Date: Time: Where: Who: Cost:

Sat, Sept 15 9 am Waymer Gym Everyone 8+ $5

LIVE AWESOME FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Test your skills and help tackle cancer in this 3rd annual flag football tournament. All proceeds benefit cancer research in the memory of Huntersville’s Kevin Carosa. For more information visit www.lakenormancitizen.com Date: Time: Where:

Sept 29, 2012 9 am Huntersville Athletic Park

LIVE AWESOME GRIDIRON GALLOP 5K Come out early and enjoy a new and exciting, football themed race. This is not your ordinary 5k as there will be football stations along the course for you to complete. Dress in your favorite football gear and honor Kevin Carosa as we raise money for cancer research! For more information visit www.lakenormancitizen.com Date: Time: Where:

Sept 29, 2012 7:30 am Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics

“HALLOWEEN FUN” AT RURAL HILL Rural Hill and the Town of Huntersville host “Halloween Fun” on Wednesday, October 27th from 2–6 pm! There will be games, arts and crafts, balloons, moon bounce, hay rides and more! Radio Disney will provide the spooky

tunes and Zootastic will have their petting zoo and pony rides on site as well.You don’t want to miss this fun filled event! Date: Time: Where: Who: Cost:

Saturday • Oct 27, 2012 2 – 6 pm Rural Hill All Ages Free

HUNTERSVILLE GROWERS’ MARKET The Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department is proud to sponsor The Huntersville Growers’ Market! Come join us on Saturday mornings for the best our farmers have to offer including fresh produce, meat, artisan breads, delicious cakes and homemade cupcakes, jams and jellies, fresh cut flowers and potted plants. We are now allowing our Farmers to sell produce from all over North and South Carolina; we want our buyers to be able to make one stop for their produce needs! The market also features local artists selling jewelry, and hand sewn items. Interested in becoming a vendor? The Huntersville Growers’ Market offers a central location for farmers, crafters, and all types of vendors to sell their goods and display their services. For more information please contact Michelle Amendolare, Recreation Coordinator at 704-766-2253 or mamendolare@huntersville.org Date(s): Now–Oct 27 Time: 8 am–Noon Where: 103 Maxwell Ave Next to the Caboose

A HUNTERSVILLE CHRISTMAS Come out to this community event and enjoy the festive celebrations in our newly renovated Downtown Huntersville. There will be pony rides, magic shows, entertainment, horse and carriage rides, a bonfire, story telling, rides and games, children’s crafts, a visit from Santa and much more! Date: Time: Ages: Where: Cost:

Sat, Dec 8, 2012 4 – 8 pm Everyone Downtown Huntersville Free

TRIPS APPLE HILL ORCHARD TRIP Fall is a special time at Apple Hill Orchard and Cider Mill. It is the season they prepare for the entire year. Row after row of apple trees are laden with fruit ready for the picking. The days become cooler and the surrounding mountains will begin to change to the colors of fall. Join us and come see the orchards and pick some apples. Date(s): Sat, Oct 13 Who: Adults & seniors Time: Departure from Waymer 9 am Return at 4 pm Cost: $12 per person (includes transportation) Deadline: Sept 28, 2012

TANGER OUTLETS AND LUNCH Gaffney Premium Outlets has 75 outlet stores to choose from. This will be a great opportunity to bring a friend and ride down to Mebane, North Carolina for an afternoon of shopping at a variety of stores at the lowest prices. We will take a break and grab some lunch and shop some more; you won’t want to miss this great afternoon outing. Date(s): Mon, Nov 12 Who: Adults & Seniors Time: Departure from Waymer 9 am Return at 3 pm Cost: $6/person (Min of 10 for trip) Reg.: Huntersville Parks & Recreation Deadline: Nov 9, 2012

BARN DINNER THEATER – SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN One of the most popular shows in the Barn returns! Let us take you back to a simpler time, 1938, where you become the congregation of Mount Pleasant Church in North Carolina. Pastor Oglethorpe is determined to move his flock into the “modern world”, by inviting the Singing Sanders Family to join him. The musical talent is surpassed only by the side splitting hilarity of these characters.


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Sunday, Sept 9, 2012 Adults and Seniors Depart from Waymer 10:30 am Return at 6 pm Cost: $50/person (Min of 15 for trip) (Includes admission, transportation and lunch) Reg: Huntersville Parks and Rec Deadline: July 13, 2012

YOUTH ATHLETICS START SMART PROGRAMS Programs that allows parents and their child to work together to develop basic skills needed to compete in organized sports. *Limited spaces available.

START SMART SOCCER (MON)

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3–5 year olds Register by Sept 7 Mondays Sept 17–Oct 22 5:45 – 6:30 pm Waymer Center $55 R • $65 NR

START SMART SOCCER (THURS)

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3–5 year olds Register by Sept 7 Thursdays Sept 20–Oct 25 5:45 – 6:30 pm Waymer Center $55 R • $65 NR

START SMART BASEBALL (TUES)

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3–5 year olds Register by Sept 7 Tuesdays Sept 18–Oct 23 5:45 – 6:30 pm Waymer Center $55 R • $65 NR

START SMART BASKETBALL (TUES)

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3–5 year olds Register by Jan 4 Tues Jan 15–Feb 19

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5:45 – 6:30 pm Torrence Creek Elementary $55 R • $65 NR

START SMART BASKETBALL (WED)

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When: Where: Cost:

3–5 year olds Register by Jan 4 Wed Jan 16–Feb 20 5:45 – 6:30 pm Torrence Creek Elementary $55 R • $65 NR

FALL GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Who: Ages 9–16 Reg.: July 9–Aug 17 Parents Info Meeting: Aug 16 Skills Day: Aug 18 Coaches Cert. Meeting: Aug 20 Cost: $65 R • $80 NR

FALL YOUTH LACROSSE LEAGUE AND CLINICS Clinics are ideal for beginners. League teaches basic fundaments and is a great way to fine tune your skills to get ready for the spring season. More information is on our website www.huntersville.org

NFL YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL This program teaches football fundamentals in a fun non-contact manner. Who: Reg.: Date: Cost:

Boys and Girls ages 4 – 14 Aug 1– Aug 26 Sept–Nov $35 R • $45 NR (instructional) $55 R • $65 NR (other divisions)

NFL PEPSI, PUNT, PASS, AND KICK Program will allow participants to compete in punting, passing, and place kicking skills. Who: Boys and Girls ages 8 – 15 Date: Sat., Aug. 25 *Registration will take place on site but advance registration is encouraged. Where: Huntersville Athletic Park When: 9 am

PANTHERS TRAINING CAMP TRIP Join the Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department as we spend the day at the Carolina Panthers Training Camp. Who: Date:

Ages 8–14 Wed, Aug 1 (Date subject to change) Where: Depart from Huntersville Elementary School Gym When: 7 am – 4 pm Cost: $15 R • $25 NR *includes lunch

YOUNG CHAMPIONS This program is a partnership through HPRD. For more specific information on Young Champions program please call 877-313-6893.

SELF–DEFENSE Where: Torrence Creek Elem School Reg.: Mon, Sept 10 (Reg/First Class) 5 pm New students White belt 5:45 pm Return Yellow/Green belt 7 pm Return Blue & up Date(s): Sept 10–Jan 28 Cancellations: Dec 24 & Dec 31 Time(s): 5:30–6:15 pm White belts 6:15–7 pm Yellow/Green belts 7–7:45 pm Blue & up

CHEERLEADING Where: Torrence Creek Elem School Reg.: Thurs, Sept 13 (Reg/First Class) 5:30–6:45 pm Ages 4–6 6:15–7:30 pm Ages 7–12 7–8:30 pm Ages 7–18 (tryout) Date(s): Sept 13–Jan 24 Cancellations: Nov 22 & Dec 27 Class times will be assigned at registration. Registration is at the school and payments are to Young Champions of America.


CLAY ALLEN’S NORTH MECKLENBURG TENNIS ACADEMY The Town of Huntersville Parks and Rec Department and Clay Allen are partnering up to bring you North Mecklenburg Tennis Academy. The academy will offer tennis instruction to players of all ages and skill level. The philosophy of the academy is to teach the core fundamentals essential for the development of players so they may maximize their potential while learning the values of fair play, sportsmanship, respect and character development. Academy rates and times *Classes offered Mon–Thurs Monthly Registration required. All sample pricing is based on a 4 week month. Non-residents of Huntersville - add $5 per month for half hour classes. - add $10 per month for all other classes.

QUICK START PROGRAM (5–6 yr olds) • 3:30–4 pm $36 per month (1 class per week) $64 per month (2 classes per week) $84 per month (3 classes per week) $96 per month (4 classes per week)

QUICK START PROGRAM (7–10 yr olds) • 4–5 pm $64 per month (1 class per week) $112 per month (2 classes per week) $156 per month (3 classes per week) $192 per month (4 classes per week)

BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE (11 yrs & up) • 5–6 pm $64 per month (1 class per week) $112 per month (2 classes per week) $156 per month (3 classes per week) $192 per month (4 classes per week)

ADVANCE (Tournament Players) 5–6:30 pm $96 per month (1 class per week) $168 per month (2 classes per week) $240 per month (3 classes per week) $288 per month (4 classes per week) Participants may register for as many days per week as desired. 1st month runs Sept 3rd-Thursday Sept 27. Register at least a week before desired month begins.To register contact Clay Allen at 704-258-8935.

ADULT ATHLETICS ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE Men’s & Co-ed competition and recreation leagues offered. Who: Men & Women • Age 18 & up Date: Coaches meeting July 9, 6:30 pm Reg: July 10–16 returning teams Reg: July 17–Aug 3 all teams Games: Bradford Park, Huntersville Cost: Co–Ed League $470 Men’s League $575

ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE HPRD & GOKickball are partnering up again to offer a fall/winter league. Fun, social outdoor activity for adults age 21 & older. For more info & to register visit www.gokickball.com

ADULT TENNIS INSTRUCTION Ladies Morning Clinic Day(s): Thurs 9–10:30 am Clinics run on monthly basis Date(s): Sept 6–Sept 27 Where: North Meck Park Reg.: Clay Allen 704-258-8935 Ladies Beginner Clinic Day(s): Weds 6:30–8 pm Clinics run on monthly basis Date(s): Sept 5–Sept 26 Where: North Meck Park Reg.: Clay Allen 704-258-8935 There will be an additional $10 fee for nonresidents of Huntersville.

SENIOR ATHLETICS SENIOR BADMINTON OR TABLE TENNIS This program is designed for the seniors in our community to have fun, socialize & exercise in a friendly game of Badminton or Table Tennis. Date: Time: Where: Cost:

Tues & Thur 9–11 am Waymer Gym Free

THE RALPH LAMBERT SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE OF LAKE NORMAN Who:

Men/Women Age 50 & better July 2–July 27

Reg.: Skills Day/ Players Meeting : July 28 Time: 12:00 pm Where: North Mecklenburg Park Cost: $30 R • $45 NR

SENIOR ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE Recreational league for players of all levels to come out and play, socialize and have fun! Who:

Men/Women Age 50 and better Reg.: Oct 1– Nov 2 Skills Day: Nov 7 Season: Nov 28–Feb 13 Wed Cost: $40 R • $55 NR

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU WANT? If a class of your choice is not being offered by Huntersville Parks and Recreation, please contact program division with ideas and suggestions.


ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS The following organizations provide youth sports activities in the area of baseball, football, softball, basketball, cheerleading, and soccer. They are volunteer organizations with which the Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsors activities.

Huntersville Youth Athletic Association www.hyaasports.com and www.huntersvillebaseball.com HYAA has been in existence for over 30 proud years serving the youth of the Huntersville community. HYAA takes great pride in emphasizing the importance of fun and fundamentals in a healthy and safe environment for every child in the community. HYAA’s programs include youth baseball (spring and fall), girls’ softball (spring and fall), and both boys’ and girls’ basketball in the winter. HYAA offers Huntersville’s only “girls’ only” programs in basketball and softball in addition to its boys’ programs and has documented mandatory minimum play rules for all of its recreational intraleague events. HYAA also offers competitive and tournament opportunities in all of its sports as facilities, interest, and coaching support allows. HYAA has documented and published mandatory play and game rules for all of its recreational league events and emphasizes the critical relationship between character and team athletics. The baseball program is affiliated with the PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth - est. 1951) organization and provides opportunities for elite players to advance to nationally recognized PONY World Series Events across the country as well as play in local competitive tournaments when possible. Signups Spring girls’ softball - Dec. 15 – Feb. 1* Signups Spring baseball - Dec. 15 – Feb. 22* Signups Fall baseball/softball - June – late Aug.* Signups Fall baseball/softball - June-mid-July* Signups Winter basketball - open in October* *Facilities are limited and registrations may close early if numbers exceed projected capacities prior to deadlines.

Strikers Soccer Center

Stewards of the Game Lake Norman Giants

www.stewardsofthegame.org

Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading

Stewards of the Game is a faith-based youth sports program aimed at “teaching life lessons through sports.” SOTG offers fall baseball, softball, and winter basketball programs, both recreational and challenge-level, for 5 thru 18 year-old boys and girls in Huntersville and the surrounding Lake Norman area. Stewards of the Game is passionate about teaching sound, age-appropriate fundamentals in an atmosphere full of encouragement and healthy, fun-filled competition. For more information on the vision, philosophy and programs for Stewards of the Game, or to REGISTER ONLINE, please visit their website at stewardsofthegame.org. Fall Baseball Sign-Ups July 1– August 31 Winter Basketball Sign-Ups begin October 1st Contact Information Casey Fitzsimons, Managing Director casey@stewardsofthegame.org • 704-763-0301

North Meck Soccer Club

www.northmecksc.org North Meck Soccer Club, in conjunction with the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson provides age appropriate recreational soccer programs and camps for the community. Recreation - Ages 4 and up Leagues are offered in the Summer and Winter. Competitive U9 and U10, Boys and Girls Youth Academy U11-U18, Challenge, Classic and Premier teams U16 and U18 Boys US Soccer Development Academy U14 Boys Pre-Academy Adult - Beginners and Competitive Divisions Ages 18 and up More information on our programs can be found online at www.northmecksc.org or by calling our office at 704-894-9995.

www.LKNGiants.com

The Lake Norman Giants (LKNG) participates in Pop Warner Football. Pop Warner is the largest and most recognized youth football league in America. There are approximately 20 Pop Warner related organizations in the greater Charlotte area. The governing body for all these associations is the Mecklenburg Optimist Club. LKNG offers tackle football at five distinct levels of play. The age and weight varies from ages 7-14 weighing from 45 to 160 lbs. It is designed to maximize safety while allowing similar size and age kids to compete in tackle football. The registration fees are $295/participant. Financial assistance is available. LKNG plays its home games at Hough High School. Parking and admission to the games are free. LKNG also plays games at other association locations around Charlotte. The first game is traditionally the first Saturday after Labor Day. Mitey Mite teams play earlier in the day, at 9 AM or 11 AM and the older aged teams play later in the day.

Nothing But Net Basketball

www.nothingbutnetbasketball.org

The NBN fall basketball season registration will begin in early August. Please check out our website at www.nothingbutnetbasketball.org for more information including skills dates and scheduling info. Please check our website at www.nothingbutnetbasketball.org for more updated information to include our skills days and scheduling information.

www.strikerssoccer.com

YOUTH SOCCER - We offer all levels of soccer starting at 3 years of age. There are year round seasonal leagues with a pathway for kids from beginners that play recreationally at the Strikers Center to the most competitive levels that play with FC Carolina Alliance (FCCA) all over the State in Academy, Challenge and Classic teams. ADULT SOCCER - The center holds leagues for men and women all year round. Every level catered to. There are Adult Pick Up games throughout the week. For details visit www.strikerssoccer.com or call 704 948 6697.

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2012 Fall and Winter Program Brochure