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What's Happening this Month

December 2014

Upcoming Special Events

 

Breakfast with Santa


Saturday, December 6, 8am - 10amat the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Breakfast with Santa gives area children an opportunity to visit with the Jolly One himself, Santa Claus.  A hearty breakfast is provided.

To Purchase tickets, visit the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Tickets are $4.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is a FREE preschool event to be held at Armory Park December 2, 3, 4, and 5 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm. Children are led through a magical Winter Wonderland of fun and exciting activities.  Becky Becker and her Box of Puppets will entertain with a ginger bread adventure.  Fear no Easel artists will facilitate the young children making a Christmas ornament to take home.  Charleston Balloon Company has constructed a Frozen castle area to play inside.  Enter the snow room with chilly cool “Insta Snow” for children to experience snow play in sensory tables.  Sing and dance through the music room with live music. Santa will be in the Gingerbread area for the children to have group pictures made.   Outdoors there will be fun inflatables and playground access. The children will receive a sweet gingerbread treat to take home and enjoy!  Each child must have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian.   Please call Kathy Kackley at (843) 740-5805 for further information, to register or request permission slips. Walk-ins are accepted.

Village Antique and Collectible Show

Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 from 10 am - 4pm at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  The show will feature home decor, fine antiques, furniture, collectibles, antique guns, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys and games, silver, pottery, china, silver, salvage items, outdoor decor, vintage instuments and more.

Admission is $2.00, allo of which benefits the Spay Not Slay Endowment.

NOTICE: 
Disc Golf Course

The Disc Golf Course will be closed through January 2nd due to the decorations related to the City of North Charleston Christmas Festival.

Danny Jones Pool

The pool will be closed for city holidays on December 24, 25 and January 1.

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

Aquatics

Winter Pool Pass

The winter pool pass is now available for purchase at the Armory.  For residents the cost is $30 individual/$50 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.

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 


Basketball

Teams will begin practice the week of December 8th. The opening jamboree is schedule for January 10, 2014 at all gyms. 

Holiday Basketball Clinic

North Charleston will be hosting a free basketball clinic on Saturday, December 20th at North Charleston and Stall High School gyms. Registration is being taken at Danny Jones, Northwoods and River Oaks gyms.

 

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 each school year brings opportunities for students in the middle schools 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.

Basketball

Middle School Basketball practice continues through December.  Competing schools include Northwoods, Morningside, Military Magnet and Jerry Zucker Middle Schools.

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.

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

Programs

 

Community Centers

We are pleased to announce that we are 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.  For more information, you may contact either of the centers located above or Robert Fludd, Programs Director at 843.745.1036.   

Double Dutch

The Double Dutch Program will be offered at the Afterschool Program locations again this year.  Registration for the program began on November 17, 2014 and will run until December 8, 2014. The cost is $30 Resident / $60 Non-Resident.  Practices will begin on December 1, 2014.  Practices will be held at Murray Hill Community Center on Mondays & Fridays, Persephone Moultrie Community Center on Wednesdays and Northwoods Park Community Center on Tuesday & Thursdays.  The program is limited to ages 8 – 17 years old.

Step Team

The Step Team program is currently accepting registration applications; the Middle School team is located at Persephone Moultrie Community Center, (843) 745-1081 and the Elementary School team is located Northwoods Community Center, (843) 572-5410.

Senior Programs

"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. 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.  Classes in December will be held at Armory Park due to Christmas Festivities at Park Circle.

Seniorcize

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

Youth

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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