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What's Happening this Month

Veterans Day

Registration for Veterans to participate and received a Challenge Coin is underway.  This years special guest speaker is Colonel J. Quincy Collins, USAF, Ret.  The event will be held at Park Circle on November 11, 2015.  This event begins promptly at 10:3oam.  Please remember that a section of Park Circle closes to vehicle traffic.  Veterans must RSVP their attendance (provide name and Branch of Service) no later than November 4th by calling 843-745-1028 or email cdambaugh@northcharleston.org.

Happening In October 2015

Kids Exchange Coming October 14-17.

(Click here for information and schedule for Kids Exchange)


Youth Programs


Afterschool Program

Afterschool Registration has started and will resume until all afterschool community center sites are full to capacity.  Academic enrichment and recreational activities are being offered during the 2015-2016 afterschool program year.  New this year for all afterschool sites is the supper program offered by the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Please contact Robert Fludd, Program Director, at 843.745.1036 or e-mail rfludd@northcharleston.org for further information. 

Step Team

Step Team Program registration will resume until Friday October 9th. The cost of registration is $30 per resident and $60 per non-resident.  For more information contact Dominique Manigault at 843.740.5807 or email dmanigault@northcharleston.org.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland registration will begin in October. For more information contact Dominique Manigault at 843.740.5807 or email dmanigault@northcharleston.org.

Veterans Day Contest

The Afterschool Programs in partnership with CCSD Kaleidoscope and 21 Century programs will participate in the Veteran’s Day poster board and essay contest. All contest entries will be displayed on November 11th at the Veteran’s Day celebration held at the Felix C. Davis Community Center, Park Circle


High School Swimming

The high school swim teams have kicked off their fall.  The Danny Jones pool is once again be the main training facility for all the athletes on Academic Magnet and Stall.

Outdoor Pool Facilities

Outdoor pools at Collins Park, Felix Pinckney, and Northwoods Park will close for the winter season on September 7.  Outdoor Pools will re-open Memorial Day Weekend 2016.

North Charleston Swim Team

 The North Charleston Swim Team has begun!  We have 40 registered athletes. Practices will be offered on M-F from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Our athletes will have their first meet on October 3rd at the LTP pool in Mount Pleasant, SC. For more information regarding our swim team please contact Doug Fetchen at 843-745-1028.

 Youth Athletics

Fall Baseball and Softball

Fall Baseball and Softball continues play throughout the Lowcountry.  North Charleston teams comprised of ages 9 & up are competing in the Lowcountry League where they face teams from Mt. Pleasant, City of Charleston, Hanahan, Monck Corner, St. Paul and Goose Creek.

Bernie Varnadore Memorial Baseball Tournament and the CAPS Baseball Tournament

North Charleston will also be hosting the Bernie Varnadore Tournament that will be held on October 8-11th. The Recreation Department will also be hosting the second annual CAPs (Cops Athletic Programs) baseball tournament. That tournament will be held at Pepperhill, Wescott and Westvaco Parks on October 23-25.

Fall Football and Cheerleading

The Football continues play at Doc Hursey Field and Pepperhill Park.   This year North Charleston have included games with Hanahan, Johns Island and Goose Creek in their regular season schedule.  Cheerleaders also took part in this year jamboree festivities as they entertained the crowd with their cheers and dance routines. This year has produce one of the biggest cheerleading squads at each park with teams ranging between 20-40 participants.

Fall Soccer

Fall Soccer continues play throughout the city.  This year we have 27 teams competing, ranging in ages 4-14.

Winter Basketball

October marks the month for Winter Basketball Registrations. Parents will be able to visit anyone of our sites or to go online to register their kids.  Site registrations include: Armory Park, Felix C. Davis Community Center @ Park Circle, Gethsemani Community Center, Jeanene Batten Community Center, North Charleston City Hall Recreation Office, Northwoods Park Gymnasium, Perry Webb Community Center and Wescott Park.  Registration is $30 ($60 Non-Residents) and it includes game jersey and shorts. In order to register online visit our website at northcharleston.org.


Middle School Athletics



The Middle School Football Season will continue playing each Wednesday during the month October.  Middle School Football games are played at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.


The Middle School Volleyball League will play 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

Adult Kickball

The Adult Kickball continues the summer season in at MeadWestvaco Kapstone Park. Games are played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:40pm.

Adult Softball

Adult Co-Ed Softball summer season is underway each Sunday beginning at 10:00am at Murray Hill Field on the Danny Jones Complex.

Men's Senior Softball

The North Charleston Recreation Department is offering Men's Senior Softball in the Fall.  Men must be 50+ years of age.  Games will begin August 17 and will be played Monday-Wednesday evenings at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  For more information, contact Jim Butler at 843-557-8092 or Cindy Dambaugh at 843-740-5801.

Adult Dodgeball

Adult Dodgeball will pick up mid-season with a facility change. Dodgeball will be played on Wednesdays at the Danny Jones Roller Hockey Court.  Games start at 6:45pm

Adult Co-Ed Basketball

Adult Co-Ed Basketball will pick up mid-season with a facility change. Co-Ed Basketball will be played on Wednesdays at the Danny Jones Gym and the Ferndale Gym.  Games start at 7:00pm

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball will pick up mid-season with a facility change. Co-Ed Volleyball will be played on Mondays at the Northwoods Park Gymnasium and the Ferndale Gymnasium at the Danny Jones Gym and the Ferndale Gym.  Games start at 7:00pm.

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 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 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


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.

Perry-Webb  Community Center

"Joy" Fall Meet in Greet- Friday October 9, 11am - 1pm.  Come out and meet your neighborhood seniors and staff.  It's a great way to get involved and enjoy wonderful fellowship and fun! 

Gethsemani Senior Dinner

Saturday, October 10.  For more information, call Ida Taylor at 843-308-4733.

"Joy" Fall Bingo Bonanza

Wednesday, October 28 at Park Circle, 1pm - 3pm.
For more information call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028.

Senior Art Show

Saturday, October 31 at Park Circle, 10am - 3pm.

"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. 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.


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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