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Happening In MAy 2017

North Charleston Farmer's Market

Grab your re-useable shopping bags for a visit to the first North Charleston Farmers Market of the season!  The market, which runs every Thursday through October 26, features fresh, locally grown produce, art & craft vendors, food trucks, specialty foods, kid’s activities, and musical entertainment.  Local guitarist and aspiring songwriter Chris Dodson is a very talented, old soul musician.  Enjoy his modern take on classics and great approach to modern tunes from 3:00-4:00pm.  Blues Deluxe Duo will serve up a stripped down, acoustic dose of true down home country blues from 4:30-5:30pm.  Featuring John Hartness on guitar and DJ May on harmonica, the pair expertly captures the spirit of blues greats like “Mississippi” John Hurt, John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, and Dave MacKenzie.

Lifeguards Needed!

We need lifeguards for the summer!!!! Do you know of someone that is at least 15 years old, can swim a minimum of 300 yards non-stop and needs a job this summer? If so, please have them contact our Aquatics Director Bora Yatagan byatagan@northcharleston.org


Youth Programs

Children's Festival

As part of the North Charleston Arts Festival,.  The event will take place on Friday, May 5 from 9am to 1pm.  This is a FREE annual event for pre-school aged students and residents.  This year’s theme is Under the Big Top!  The day will be filled with exciting themed activities where participants will enjoy music, arts and crafts activities, jump castles and many more surprises.  There will be a live performance by The Fettucini Brothers.  Schools and Day Cares that wish to attend need to register their group by April 21, 2016.  To register or for more information, contact Katrina Page at 843-740-5803 or kpage@northcharleston.org.

Afterschool Program

Afterschool Registration continues until all afterschool community center sites are full to capacity.  The North Charleston afterschool program is designed to keep your child motivated and active afterschool while providing quality supervision and guidance.  We focus on academic enrichment and recreational activities designed to teach your child valuable leadership and life skills they can use in their everyday decision making processes.  Commitment, responsibility, socialization, creativity and physical activity are key components of the program which ensures that children are on track to become productive citizens of society.  All afterschool sites will have the supper program offered by the Lowcountry Food Bank. For more information contact Robert Fludd at (843) 745-1036 or email rfludd@northcharleston.org.

Summer Camp Registration

Online Summer Camp Registration

The City of North Charleston Recreation Department’s 2017 Summer Camp registration begins on Monday, February 1, 2017.  Summer camp is for children between the ages of 5-12 years old, as of May 31, 2017.  In 2017, there will be 19 camp sites locations. 

Registration will be available at the following locations:
Armory Park Community Center-  5000 Lackawanna Blvd.
Felix C. Davis Community Center at Park Circle- 4800 Park Circle
Felix Pinckney Community Center-  4790 Hassell Avenue
Gethsemani Community Center-  2449 Beacon Street
Jeanene Batten Community Center-  3742 Dorchester Road
Miner Crosby Community Center- 3901 Paramount Drive
North Charleston City Hall in the Recreation Department-  2500 City Hall Lane
Northwoods Park Community Center- 8348 Greenridge Road
Perry-Webb Community Center-  3200 Appleton Avenue
Thomas M. Evans Sr. Community Center-  7801 Dorchester Road

You may also register online at www.northcharleston.org (A fee will apply).  Northwoods Park Camp will not be available for online registration.  Registration will end when camps are full.  Sites fill up quickly so you are encouraged not to wait. Camp runs from June 15 - August 4 from 7:30am to 5:30pm.  A late fee will be charged for campers that are picked up after 5:30pm.  The cost of Summer Camp is 275.00 for city residents and 250.00 for each additional sibling.  The cost for non-residents is 400.00 and 375.00 for each additional sibling.  Rates are for entire summer camp and includes breakfast, lunch, all activities and field trips.  To register, you must bring a current South Carolina issued driver’s license or South Carolina issued identification card, a current utility bill, and birth certificate.  Parent or guardian must be present at the time of registration.  For more information, please call (843) 740-5807 or e-mail aaustin@northcharleston.org.


Winter and Year Round Pool Pass

The winter and year around pool passes are now available for purchase at the Armory. The winter pass for residents the cost is 30.00 individual/50.00 family.  The year around pass for residents the cost is $80 individual/$140 Family. The cost for non-residents is double.  This pass gives you unlimited access to Danny Jones during open swim from January 1 – Memorial Day weekend.

Water Aerobics

As the weather gets warmer, our water aerobics numbers grow and grow. If you are interested in getting fit in the water,  the cost is $20 per month.  The class meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday each week at the Danny Jones pool from 9am - 10am or 6pm - 7pm.  

Swim Team

Our 8 and under swimmers will be headed to Greenville the weekend of March 11-12 for the 8 and under state champs. A few weeks later our swimmers will be competing in Rock Hill as we wrap up the short course season. At the end of April several of our masters swimmers will be flying to California to compete at Nationals.

Danny Jones Indoor Pools Hours 

Danny Jones Pool


Monday – Friday:                    7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Thursday:               6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Saturday:                                   10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday:                                      CLOSED


Monday – Friday:                    7:00 am – 4:00 pm (3 lanes)
Monday – Thursday:              7:15 pm – 8:15 pm (3 lanes)
Saturday:                                   10:00 am – 4:00 pm (2 lanes)
Sunday:                                      CLOSED

Swim Lessons

Swim lesson registration starts on May 1. You can register at the Armory (Danny Jones), Felix Pinckney or Northwoods Park. The cost is $30 residents/$60 non-residents. We offer 4 different 2 week sessions during the summer. Children should be at least 3 years old to register for Level 1. Friday is a make-up day if the pool is closed for bad weather during the week.

Session I – June 5-16

Session II – June 19-30

Session III – July 3-14

Session IV – July 17-28

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

This course teaches individuals advanced rescue skills, how to prevent aquatic emergencies and the proper conduct expected of a professional lifeguard. This is a blended learning class where a portion will be completed online and the rest will be done at the pool. Register at Armory Park 5000 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston, SC 20405. Ages 15 and up. Course includes CPR –PR, First Aid certifications – (books not included – may download free or purchase copy from the Red Cross)
Cost: 100.00
Classes held: This is a two weeks course, Monday/Wednesday
from 6pm - 9pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm

Pool Sessions: Danny Jones Pool

Course Dates:

Session III: May 15 - May 27

ALL participants must pass a pre-requisite swimming test to be eligible to take the Lifeguarding course – this test is given the first day of class, after check-in.  Part 1 “300 yard swim” - The swim is 300 yards non stop (not timed) -100 yards freestyle with a supportive kick and rotary breathing with FACE IN WATER, 100 yards breast stroke with a pull-breath-kick-glide motion, 100 yards freestyle or breast stroke (swim goggles allowed for this portion). Part 2 “Brick Test” - Candidate must be able to swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 pound object from 7 feet of water, and return to starting position within 100 seconds (swim goggles not permitted for brick portion). Part 3 “Treading Water” –Participants must tread water for 2 minutes using only their legs with their hands under their armpits (this is a separate activity from the brick test and does not include using any weight)

For more information, please contact Bora Yatagan (843) 745-1028 or email byatagan@northcharleston.org

Youth Athletics

Spring Baseball and Softball 

Games will continue to be played at Murray Hill, Northwoods, Park Circle, Pepperhill, Wescott and Westvaco thru the 2nd week of June. We have 68 teams competing this year in Baseball and Softball and cross over with other Recreation Departments in Hanahan, West Ashley, Goose Creek, Mt. Pleasant and the City of Charleston.   Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804 or e-mail jbrown@northcharleston.org or call Mike Maksim at (843) 740-5808 or e-mail mmaksim@northcharleston.org.

Summer Basketball

Registration for Summer Basketball has been extended through May 13.  Boys and girls ages 9-17 Years old are invited to register. 

Registration Fee is 30.00 for city residents and 60.00 for non-residents.  Games will be played on weeknights at Ferndale Gym, Danny Jones Gym and River Oaks Gym and neighboring recreation department facilities.  Participants will be issued and t-shirt and shorts. 

Middle School Athletics


Regular season soccer games will continue through May 18th.  The playoff games will start on Tuesday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 25th at Danny Jones Complex.

For more information, contact Edwina Peterson at (843) 740-5802 or e-mail epeterson@northcharleston.org.

Adult Sports

Men's Senior Softball

The Men's Lowcountry Senior Softball Spring/Summere league is underway.  The league welcomed two new teams to the league for the spring/summer season. The league plays games Monday -Wednesday at Kapstone Park beginning at 6:45pm.  For more information, please call Cindy Dambaugh at (843) 740-5801 or e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org


The spring season for Co-Ed Adult Kickball continues play at Ingevity-Kapstone Park.  Kickball sees competitive play on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30pm.  

Flag Football

The Adult Co-Ed Flag Football league is underway. Games are played at River Oaks starting at 6:30pm each Monday night.  Come check out Monday Night Football!

Co-Ed Softball

The spring season for Adult Co-Ed Softball continues play.  Games begin at 10am each Sunday morning and are played at Lent's Field.

For information on Kickball, Flag Football or Co-Ed Softball, e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org or charlestonssc@gmail.com. Player registration can be found on www.charlestonssc.com.

Adult Tennis

The North Charleston Recreation Department has a very active Adult Tennis Program. Our team tennis program offers a variety of levels of competition and is open to men and women. Matches are played against teams across the Greater Charleston area.

Tennis Clinics/Lessons

The North Charleston Recreation Department offers Tennis Lessons and Clinics at the Collins Park Tennis Center on the Collins Park Complex (4115 Fellowship Road off Dorchester Road). Fees vary depending on type of lesson or clinic (group or private), Lesson Packages are available.  Lessons are available for Adults and Children. For more information call Glenn Cobb, Tennis Pro, at 552-9446 after 5:00 pm.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is played on the outer 8 islands around Park Circle Monday – Sunday from dusk to dawn, continuously.  Tuesday night doubles are played beginning at 6pm.  Registration takes place at the #1 tee box at 5:00 pm.  For more information on Disc Golf, call (843) 740-5801 or (843) 745-1028.

Fly Dog Fitness

The North Charleston Recreation Department and "Fly Dog Fitness" have joined together to offer Adult Fitness programs in collaborative effort to make "North Charleston More Physically Fit"!  Together we are offering the most unique, creative and exciting workouts in the area.  Whether you consider yourself to be in good shape or can't remember the last time you did more physical activity required at work, we can cater to your fitness level.

We are offering you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself, raise your self-esteem, and increase your social value and influence...all while getting an invigorating workout.

Classes take place for the majority on the outside; utilizing some of North Charleston's most beautiful green spaces at Park Circle, Danny Jones Complex and Riverfront Park. Morning classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30am - 6:30am; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6am - 7am.  Evening class meets Tuesdays from 6pm - 7pm.  All levels are welcome!   For more information, visit Fly Dog Fitness on the web at www.flydogfitness.com

For more information on Adult Sports, e-mail cdamabugh@northcharleston.org.

Senior Programs

May is "Older American Month"

Wednesday, May 17, 11am - 2pm at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle
Come enjoy cupcakes and punch as we honor our older citizens!

BINGO Bonanza

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, May 31
Senior BINGO BONANZA at Park Circle, 12pm - 3pm.
Lunch, Door Prizes, Bingo Prizes...Gift Cards
Bring a Friend and Enjoy the Fun! NO CHARGE
Please RSVP by May 26 to 843-745-1028.


Pickleball 101

All Seniors are invited to come out and play the new and exciting game of PICKLEBALL, Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays at 7pm at the Danny Jones Complex.

3 on 3 Basketball

Bring your game, bring your team and join us as we build our 3 on 3 basketball league. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register and participate.  Join us at Northwoods Gym, 8348 Greenridge Rd., Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm and/or Danny Jones Gym, 1455 Monitor St., Thursday, 10am-12noon

Thomas Evans CC Seniors

Chair Exercise
Chair Exercise is held each Friday at 10am.  All seniors are invited to come take part in this low impact exercise program.

Men's Coffee Gathering
Calling all Senior Men!  Join us each Wednesday morning beginning March 15 at 10am.

"Spring Bunnies" Bingo

“Spring Bunnie Bingo”

Light Refreshments, gift cards, door prizes and lots of fun

Park Circle Auditorium

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


JOY Craft Day

Show off your crafty side! Join us as we make a spring themed craft to display during the upcoming season.

Registration is required.  All materials provided.  

Location:  Felix Davis Community Center (Park Circle)

Date:  March 24

Time:  10am – 12pm

 Registration:  Please call (843) 745-1028 

Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing continues on Thursdays at 7pm, at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.   This class is designed for all ages including seniors.

"Senior Sneakers"

Join us as we "Walk the Circle" at our leisure!  Log your laps inside the community center at the receptionist desk and become eligible for Incentive Prizes for walking milestones.  Registration is required for this FREE program.  Men and women 50+ years of age are eligible to take part.  registration is continuous!

Senior Water Aerobics

Registration for Senior Water Aerobics .  Registrations are accepted at Armory Park or Park Circle. The cost is $20 a month.

Self Defense

A Self-Defense class is now being held at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle each Thursday afternoon beginning at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Belinda swindler at (843) 745-1028.

ZUMBA Classes at Park Circle

Kelli offers a Tuesday and Thursday evening class at 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.  Cost is $5 per class.  For more information, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028.

ZUMBA Gold at Thomas M. Evans, Sr. Community Center

This class is designed for Seniors and is held on Tuesday mornings.  For more information call, (843) 760-4289.

Senior Line Dancing (class registration is continuous)

Each Monday morning at Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 9:30 am - 11:00 am.  Classes in December will be held at Armory Park due to Christmas Festivities at Park Circle.


This very low impact senior exercise class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 10:00 am - 11:00 am.

"JOY” Table Tennis

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30am – Armory Park

"Joy Bocce"

Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-noon – Armory Park

"Joy Tappers" Basic Tap Lessons

 The JOY Tappers meet on Wednesdays at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

North Charleston Ceramic House

North Charleston Ceramic House
1919 Bolton Street
Classes available Monday - Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more information, please call 745-1031

For more information on all Senior Programs, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028 or e-mail belindaswindler@yahoo.com.

Annual Events


Pitch, Hit and Run

This program allows young athletes to showcase their individual skills in pitching, hitting and running. Local competition is tentatively schedule during April. All around winners will advance to a sectional competition. Participants must play in local league. Ages 7-8 years; Ages 9-10 years; Ages 11-12 years; Ages 13-14 years.  For more information, contact Mike Maksim at (843) 740-5803 or Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804.


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