Home / Residents / Parks and Recreation / What's Happening this Month

What's Happening this Month

November 2014

Upcoming Special Events


Tribute to Our Veterans

This celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at the beautiful Park Circle in North Charleston. This special event will be held from 10:30am – 1:00pm.  The Department of Defense and the National Committee for Veterans Day has selected North Charleston as a Regional Site for six consecutive years.  We ask that you please join Mayor Summey in a special ceremony in which all attending veterans will receive a specially designed Challenge Coin for their dedication and service to our great country.

This annual event is open to Veterans of all wars.  Over 600 Veterans were honored last year.  This year’s event will prove to be another great tribute to our honored guests.  Guest Speaker for the event is world renown Lt. Col. Clebe McClary, USMC (Retired).

All veterans are urged to take part in this most memorable ceremony that has been tagged by many as the “best in the region”.  North Charleston takes tremendous pride in having the opportunity to acknowledge the priceless, self-sacrificing acts of courage demonstrated by our Veterans.

Veterans, please R.S.V.P no later than November 4 to take part in this wonderful event celebrating a unique appreciation to those responsible for the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans. For more information or to RSVP, call (843) 745-1028, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. or e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org.

Veterans Day Essay and Poster Contest

Each afterschool program will participate in a Veteran’s Day Essay and Poster Board contest in reference to the Veteran’s Day celebration. All poster boards will be displayed at the City of North Charleston Veteran’s Day Celebration on Tuesday November 11 at the Felix Davis Community Center at Park Circle. The winning essay writers will participate in the Veteran’s Day program and share their essay among several veterans on their special day. 


The Disc Golf Course on Park Circle will be CLOSED November 24, 2014 - January 2, 2015 because of decorations related to the City of North Charleston Christmas Festival.

It's New

Senior Table Tennis

Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10am – noon at Armory Park. 

Senior Pickle Ball

Armory Park on Monday and Friday from 1-3pm or at
Northwoods Park on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12noon

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


Northwoods Park, Collins Park & Felix Pinckney Pools
All outdoor pools in North Charleston will close on Labor Day and re-open Memorial Day weekend.

Danny Jones

Open Swim**
Monday – Thursday:    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
                                         7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Friday:                             1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday:        12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Lap Swim
Monday - Friday :       12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Saturday:                     10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sunday:                        4:00 pm-6:00 pm

**2 lanes will be available during open swim hours for lap swimmers at Danny Jones**

North Charleston Swim Team

The North Charleston kids swim team has begun!  We are offering practice for home school children M-Th from 10:00am -11:00am.  An additional practice is offered 3:30pm -4:15pm Monday & Thursday Children should be at least 8 years old and able to swim the length of the pool. For more information, please contact Doug Fetchen at 843-745-1028.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics continues to be a big hit with our seniors with some classes growing to nearly 40 in attendance.  The cost is $20 per month and is offered on M/T/Th at 10:00am and 6:00pm if you would like to join. For more information, call (843) 745-1028.

Lap Swimming

Monday - Friday, 6am - 2pm
(Only 3 - 4 Lanes Available at Certain Times)
For more information on Aquatics, call Doug Fetchen, Aquatics Director at (843) 745-1028.

Youth Athletics 



We are currently still taking basketball registrations. Our teams will start practicing in December and games will tip off in January.


Our Youth Flag Football Program will continue to play games On Saturday at Danny Jones and Pepperhill Football fields. Games begin at 9am. The All-Star Football team will starting practicing for the post-season tournaments.


Cheerleading squads will continue to cheer and support their All-Star teams. The cheerleading teams represent each sector of our City including Union Heights, Northwoods, Danny Jones, and Pepperhill.


Games will continue to be played Monday through Thursday and some Saturdays at River Oaks Soccer Complex, Lents Field and Northwoods. A post season tournament will be held for U8 division at River Oaks Soccer Complex. The U10, U12 and U15 will pick all-star teams and compete against other recreation department all-star teams in tournaments beginning November 12th. North Charleston will be hosting the U12 division at River Oaks Soccer Complex on November 12, 13 and 15.

Baseball and Softball

The fall Baseball season will continue to play games Monday through Thursday, with home baseball games being played at Wescott Park. The 9-10 and 11-12 year old divisions will wrap up their season with a post season tournament. 

Middle School Athletics

Fall Sports

The North Charleston Recreation Department is proud to partner with the middle schools in our City to provide athletic programs and activities.  With the start of a new school year brings opportunities for students in the middle school to participate in a wide range of sports and other activities.  It is our desire to develop and offer programs that will both enhance the student success in the classroom as well as offer them an opportunity to compete and enjoy team sports and activities.

The following schools take part in the North Charleston Middle School Athletic Program: Northwoods, Military Magnet, Morningside and the opening of our new middle school Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science.


Middle School Basketball Registration for Boys and Girls at Northwoods, Morningside, Military Magnet and Jerry Zucker Middle Schools.

Ages: 12-15 as of March 31,2015

Registration: Month of November

Registration Fee: $30.00    


Middle School football games are played every Wednesday night beginning at 5:30pm at Attaway-Heinsohn Stadium on East Montague Avenue across from North Charleston High School.  Come out an watch the future High School stars of the North Charleston area!


The Middle School Girl's Volleyball program participates inthe Lowcountry Volleyball League.  Games are played Monday-Thursday at various sites.  Home matches for the North Charleston Middle School Program are played at Zucker Middle School and River Oaks Middle School.

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

Adult Sports

Flag Football

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football is played on Monday evenings at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Football Field.  Games begin at 6:30pm.

Adult Senior Men’s Softball

Senior Softball is underway at MeadWestvaco Kapstone Park Monday – Wednesday evenings.  Games begin at 6:45 pm.  Come see some the action!

Men's Industrial Basketball

The Men's Industrial Basketball league games are played each Saturday beginning at 9am at Sterett Hall Gym.  Ten teams take part in this league from companies throughout the area.

Women's Softball League

The fall Women's Softball league is underway at Mead Westvaco-Kapstone Park.  Games are be played on Monday nights beginning at 7:00pm.

Co-Ed Softball

Co-Ed softball is played each Sunday at Murray Hill Park with games beginning at 10:00am.

Adult Kickball

Adult Co-Ed Kickball  will slam into action for the next season the week of October 23.  Games are played at Murray Hill Park on Wednesday evenings and  MeadWestvaco Kapstone Park Thursday evenings starting at 6:40pm.

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 6:00 pm.  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 callaborative 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 M,W,F (3 days a week, 12 sessions) 6:00 am - 7:00 am.  Evening classes meet Mon.-Thurs. (4 days a week, 16 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  In addition to our 6am and 6pm sessions, we offer Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am and 5 pm classes.  Once you sign up for one time slot, you may attend as many different sessions in a 4 week camp as you like!  For more information, call Cindy Dambaugh at (843) 740-5801 or e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org.  Visit Fly Dog Fitness on the web at www.flydogfitness.com



Community Centers

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Afterschool Program at eleven of our community centers across the City of North Charleston.  The eleven centers include Russelldale, Highland Terrace, Persephone Moultrie, Raymond Buck Miller, Northwoods Park, Ferndale, Felix Pinckney, Whipper Barony, Gethsemani, Murray Hill and the newly built, Miner Crosby, located in the Wando Woods community will also host the Afterschool Program as well.  We will be able to accommodate 400 children for the 2014 – 2015 school year.   While we understand that recreation is important for the physical growth of the children, we will also place emphasis on academics in order to enhance the mental growth of the children as well.  Our goal is to offer a program that will enrich the development of the whole child.   The registration will until centers reach their total capacity. For more information, you may contact either of the centers located above or Robert Fludd, Programs Director at (843) 745-1036. 

Girl Scouts

All community centers are in the process of beginning an exceptional Girl Scout program. The Girl Scout programs is offered to all girls participating in the afterschool program where they become members of the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina organization and will meet weekly during afterschool program hours.

Google Pilot Training Program

A Google pilot training program is ongoing at Felix Pinckney community center. This program allows afterschool students to participate and learn the complete structure of creating a technology gaming system. The most important focus of this program is the exercise of a student’s motor, math, and critical thinking skills.  With all the programs in place and more to come, we are looking forward to an enjoyable but safe year as we work with the children in the Afterschool Program. 

Double Dutch

The Double Dutch Program is offered at the Afterschool Program locations again this year.  Registration and contact information to come at a later date.

Step Team

The Step Team program is currently accepting registration applications; the middle school team is located at Persephone Moultrie community center and the elementary team is located Northwoods community center. If there are any questions please call 740-5807.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland will be December 2-5 (Tuesday- Friday) from 9:00am – 1:30pm, Armory Park. Registration ends November 4. Winter Wonderland is a free event for pre-school age children. Children will enjoy a music room, arts & crafts, a puppet show, and more fun activities. For more information, please call Dominique Manigault at 740-5807.


Breakfast with Santa

Join us for breakfast with SANTA – December 6, 8:00 am – 10:00 am at Park Circle. Tickets are $4.00 and can be purchased at Park Circle beginning November 15!  Come eat breakfast and see Santa!

Christmas Festival and Parade

The Christmas Festival and Parade will be December 6 at Park Circle from 3 pm – 9 pm.  Please come enjoy this family friendly event.  There will be free inflatables, face painting and arts and crafts for the children.  

Senior Programs

Wake-Up Yoga

Haro Jun, a certified yoga instructor and participant in our Monday line dancing class is now offering “Wake Up” Yoga from 8:30am-9am on Monday mornings. Line dancers and others are invited to participate. There is no charge for the class.

"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.


Bellyfit, a class that focuses on stomach fitness with a belly dancing influence will be held every Monday at Park Circle beginning at 6:00pm.

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. Communtiy Center

This class is designed for Seniors and is held on Tuesday mornings.  For more information call, 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.


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

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.

Christmas Activities in North Charleston

Find out about North Charleston's annual Christmas Festival and Parade and other family friendly events during the holiday season. Children activities, live performances, visits from Santa and much more!


City of North Charleston | Copyright © 2014 | All rights reserved. | Site Map | Connect | Employee Directory

Web Design by BlueKey in Charleston, SC