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Programs & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Trail of Terror
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The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a Trail of Terror Drive Thru at King Daughter I Park (600 West Montgomery Street, Henderson) from 6:45pm-9:00pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The cost of the event is $5.00 per vehicle. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov)

3rd Annual Pumpkin Splash
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Come join Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department for our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Splash on Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm!!!  Participants ages 17 and under will be able to pick out the perfect pumpkin from the pool and then receive a goodie bag to take home. The cost is $5.00 per participant and will be limited to 48 participants. You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160(laurennewlin@henderson.nc.gov).

Kids Gym
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Join HVRPD for Kids Gym, participants ages 14 and under will be taking over the Aycock Recreation Center Gym! There will be plenty of kid friendly equipment to play and enough room to safely social distance! This event will be open to the first 15 participants to register. Each participant must have an adult over the age of 18 with them at all times, PARTICIPANTS CAN NOT BE DROPPED OFF. Only the participant and one guardian will be allowed in the event due.  For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160(laurennewlin@henderson.nc.gov )

PROGRAMS & CLASSES

Teen Court Club Volunteers
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Teen Court Club Adult Volunteer Flyer
Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department’s Youth Services Unit is looking for adult volunteers and youth volunteers ages 14-18 for Teen Court Club.  Teen Court Club is a group of youth volunteers that are trained under adult supervision to perform several duties during the Teen Court process. Youth volunteers serve as Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors, Bailiffs, Clerks and Jury Members.   Adult volunteer roles include Jury Facilitator, Court Room Monitor, Attorney Coach, Teen Court Trainer or Guest Speaker.  For more information, please contact Shantel Hargrove at 252.430.0382 (shantelhargrove@henderson.nc.gov) .

Water Aerobics
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Join our low impact, high energy aquatic fitness program. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin 252.438.2670 or (laurennewlin@henderson.nc.gov).

Yoga
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Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department will begin Yoga sessions are based on Basic Yoga techniques to inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace within.  Classes will be held on Thursdays, 6:15pm-7:00pm. Classes are $1.00 for members and $2.00 for nonmembers.  You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/.    For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252)438-3160 (laurennewlin@henderson.nc.gov ). 

Slide N Glide
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Come join HVRPD to move and groove to get in shape and have fun! We will be moving to some of the most popular dances, working out and having fun!  Classes are $1.00 for members, $2.00 for nonmembers.  You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/.   For information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160(laurennewlin@henderson.nc.gov).

Arthritis Exercise Class
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Arthritis Exercise Class  is a FREE low-impact, joint safe program developed for people with arthritis. This class has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion. This class is also suitable for every fitness level.  Join us by logging on to Facebook Live on the Henderson Vance Special Programs page or at Aycock Recreation Center.  For more information or to register, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov ) or Tara Goolsby at 252.438.3948 (taragoolsby@henderson.nc.gov )

Community Bingo for Seniors
Community Bingo for Seniors Flyer
Bingo for Senior, ages 55 or better, will be held on Thursdays.  Participants are able to join by computer, phone or at Aycock Recreation Center. Participants must contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov) by the Thursday before the scheduled Bingo to register.

GOLDEN AGE
The Golden Age Club is a group of Senior Ladies who meet every Wednesday at 10:00am at the First Presbyterian Church.  The group enjoys fellowship, weekly brunch and monthly field trips.  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov )


REGION K SENIOR GAMES

The Recreation Department serves as the Vance County host for Region K Senior Games during the Spring.  Seniors age 50 and older can enjoy cornhole, table tennis, croquet, and badminton at the Aycock Recreation Center. Registration forms can be picked up at the Vance County Senior Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252. 431.6091 (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov).

VANCE COUNTY VIPs
Recreation activities are offered for area residents who have a visual impairment. The department offers a variety of monthly activities that include athletic programs, trips, support group meetings, family outings and special events. Average attendance for the group is 15. Call for a schedule.  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov).

VANCE COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Special Olympics strives to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities hope for a healthier, longer, and more fulfilling life through sports training and competition that keeps them engaged in regular physical activity within a structured peer network. Our program currently includes Basketball, Volleyball, and Bocce.  For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091 (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov).

D.R.E.A.M  – Diverse Roles in Entertainment Arts and Music
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The Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department’s D.R.E.A.M  – Diverse Roles in Entertainment Arts and Music is a program that was developed to offer a widespread performing arts program that uses numerous instructional approaches in all aspects of entertainment for ages of 5-17. Participants may take up to two disciplines per session. These disciplines may include step, music, dance, modeling as well as production of these disciplines. Participants will showcase these acquired skills in a final performance after each session has been completed. These participants practice every Wednesday 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and even more to prepare for performances at the Aycock Recreation Center. 

Queen of Diamonds is under the D.R.E.A.M program with the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department. For more information please contact Crystal Allen at 252.431.6091  (crystalallen@henderson.nc.gov) .

HENDERSON VANCE TEEN COUNCIL
Do you want to learn the skills to be a leader, improve your public speaking skills and be a voice for your peers in the community?
Then join the Henderson– Vance Teen Council. Meets the third Monday of each month starting at 6:00pm at the City of Henderson O’Geary Conference Room. For more information, please contact Shantel Hargrove at 252.430.0382 (shantelhargrove@henderson.nc.gov).