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What's Happening this Month

Happening In OCTOBER 2016

Veterans Day Celebration Information

The City of North Charleston will host its annual Veterans Day tribute on Wednesday, November 11, 2016 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at Park Circle featuring a veteran speaker and Medal of Honor recipient Captain Flo Groberg. We ask veterans and the public to join Mayor Keith Summey and City Council in this special ceremony. Each year, over 500 veterans in attendance are honored. All veterans in attendance will be recognized and will receive a specially designed commemorative coin. To receive a coin, veterans are urged to RSVP no later than November 4 to (843) 740-5801, (843) 745-1028 or via email at cdambaugh@northcharleston.org.

Guest Speaker Information

North Charleston Farmers Market
is open every Thursday,  at Park Circle 
12noon - 6pm

The farmer’s market at Park Circle is open Thursday’s from noon to 6pm.  The market offers a wide selection of local produce as well as shopping with a variety of vendors.  Live entertainment is provided weekly by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, 4-6pm.  We enjoy two hundred visitors weekly.


Youth Programs

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.

Harvest Festival

Join us for our 4th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 on East Montague Avenue between Virginia Avenue and Jenkins Avenue. It's FREE fall fun for all ages! Rain or shine!  Attractions include:

*Trick-or-treat on the street for kids 12 & under sponsored by Olde Village merchants w/ treat bags provided by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department (4:00-6:00pm while supplies last)

*KID'S ZONE with games, craft activity led by the City's Artist-in-Residence Caroline Self, face painting, interactive drumming, and inflatables (4:00-6:00pm)

*Artist market featuring booths by members of the North Charleston Artist Guild and other local makers

*Student artwork exhibit


Outdoor Pools Closing for the Season

Labor Day weekend will be the final days our pools at Collins Park, Felix Pinckney, and Northwoods Park will be open for the summer.  The Danny Jones pool will be closed on Sundays.   

Danny Jones Indoor Pools Hours 

The cost is $1 per day for City of North Charleston residents to swim at any of our 4 locations. Passes are also available at the Armory for $30 individual-resident/$50 family-resident.

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

Collins Park and Northwood Park Pool (Closes Labor Day Weekend)
Saturday, 2 pm7 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Felix Pinckney Pool (Closes Labor Day Weekend)
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

North Charleston Swim Club

Starting Monday, August 27 the City of North Charleston Swim Team will kick off the start of their upcoming season. If you would like more information on how to get involved, feel free to contact our Assistant Aquatics Director/Head Coach, Doug Fetchen, at dfetchen@northcharleston.org.

High School Swimming

The high school swim teams kick off their new season the first week of August.  The Danny Jones pool will once again be the main training facility for all the athletes from Stall High School and the reigning State Champions, Academic Magnet.


LAPS is back! Starting September 19, they will be teaching kids in the local elementary schools how to swim.  This program lasts the entire year and is available at almost every school in the area.  

Youth Athletics

Online Registration for Winter Sports

Winter Sports Parent's Letter

Baseball and Softball

Teams will continue to practice with games starting play games throughout the week at Wescott Park and Pepperhill Park.  There 20 teams taking part in fall league.  Ages participating range from 5-14 years old. 

Football and Cheerleading

Our youth football league has kicked off action.  Games are played throughout the week at Pepperhill Park, Doc Hursey Field and the new facility at Military Magnet School

South Carolina State University cheerleaders will be here on October 1st to cheer with our youth cheerleaders at Pepperhill Park.


Teams continue to playing soccer at for the regular season at River Oaks Middle School.  There are 31 soccer teams ages U6-U15 participating this fall.

Middle School Athletics

Football and Cheerleading

The Middle School Football game are being played on Wednesday, through the month of October.  The middle school football games are played on Wednesdays evening at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.


The Middle School Volleyball League are playing their games Mondays through Thursdays throughout the season.

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

Adult Sports

Senior Softball

Evening League

The Senior Softball fall league is underway at MeadWestvaco-KapStone Park  Games are played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:45pm.

Tuesday Morning League

The Tuesday morning Senior League is has kicked off the fall season.  This league plays each Tuesday morning at MeadWestvaco-KapStone Park.  All games start at 9:15 am.

All of the men are 50 – 80 years of age are eligible to participate.  Interested players can e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org.


The fall season for Co-Ed Adult Kickball begins play in October.  Kickball sees competitive play on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Games are played at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park beginning at 6:30pm.  

Flag Football

The fall season for Adult Co-Ed Flag Football kicks off play in October.  Games are played at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  Games are played on Monday nights on the football field.

Co-Ed 4 v. 4 Basketball

The fall season for Adult Co-Ed 4 v. 4 Basketball begins play in October.  Games are played at  Danny Jones Gym and Ferndale Gym.  Games are played on Wednesday nights.  

Co-Ed Volleyball

The fall season for Adult Co-Ed Volleyball starts play in October.  Games are played at Ferndale Gym.  Games are played on Monday nights starting at 7pm,

Co-Ed Softball

The fall season for Adult Co-Ed Softball is upcoming .  Games will be played Sunday at 10am.  Due to damage from Hurricane Matthew a site has not yet been determined..

For information Kickball, Flag Football, Co-Ed Softball, Co-Ed Volleyball, 4 v. 4 Basketball, 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, 6:00am - 7:00am.  Evening class meets Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  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

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.

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.

Senteo Zumba

Senteo Zumba meets each Monday from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

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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