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What’s Happening this Month


Community Afterschool Programs

Veterans Day

The City of North Charleston’s Veteran’s Day event will be held November 11th at 10:30am at Park Circle.  The Recreation Department’s Afterschool Programs will host their annual Essay Contest and Medal of Honor Contest.  Each Afterschool Program site will submit a Medal of Honor that represents the theme “Tribute to Veterans.”  Students are welcome to submit essays that depict the theme “Veterans are important because…”  The essay winners will be invited to read their essay at the Veterans Day event.  The winning medal will be displayed at the event.

For more information contact Allyson Austin at 843.740.5807 or email aaustin@northcharleston.org.

Youth Athletics

Winter Basketball

Winter basketball registration will be extended through November 9th. Registration can be done online at www.northcharleston.org until November 4th or at one of our recreation centers.

Football and Cheerleading

We will have three team competing in all-stars this year. The 10U and 12U will open play on November 19th at Park West in Mount Pleasant. The 8U will advance to Lower State tournament.


We have three teams competing this year. The U10 and U12 will begin play on November 14th at West Ashley Park. We will be hosting the U15 tournament starting November 14th at River Oaks Complex. The U8 teams will begin our in-house post-season tournament on November 2nd at River Oaks.

Middle School Sports


The four North Charleston teams have faired well in the first two weeks of the Lowcountry Volley ball League. Northwoods Middle and Deer Park Middle finished the regular season undefeated with records of 6-0 and 6-0 respectively. Zucker Middle is finished 4-2 in the standing, while Morningside sits at 2-4 in their division.  Zucker Middle advanced to the championship game in post season play but lost to Orange Grove Middle School.

For more information on middle school sports, contact Mike Gillison at (843) 745-1033 or e-mail mgillison@northcharleston.org or jbrown@northchalreston.org.


Felix Pinckney Pool

Renovations started in late October and will continue into November. This seasonal pool will be renovated into a zero entry facility with a fun water structure, and will reach four feet at its deepest. The pump house and restrooms are also being renovated.

Water Polo

North Charleston Water Polo is gearing up as the team prepares to move to the new Aquatic Center. Check out their Facebook page at South Carolina Water Polo Association for details on practice times, etc.

Yearly Pool Pass

All current pool passes for open/lap swim expire on 12/31/2018. You can pick up a new yearly (individual/family) pool pass during the week at the Armory across the street from the Danny Jones pool.

Youth Swim Team

About 70 Mocs swimmers will be traveling to Greenville in mid-November to participate in the Dash ‘n Splash.

Water Aerobics

Our popular year round water aerobics class continues on M/T/Th at 9:30 am for the morning session and 6:15 pm for the evening session. The cost is $20 per month. If you have any questions feel free to stop by a class at Danny Jones and talk to our instructor Catherine Dixon.

Masters Swimming

Swimmers are will take to the road in November to compete at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and in Sarasota, Fla.  www.palmettomasters.org

Danny Jones Hours – Open/Adult Lap – Fall Schedule

Open/Adult Lap Swim**
Monday – Thursday – 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Friday – 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
** The number of lanes may be limited at certain times of the day.

For more information on the Aquatics Program, call Bora Yatagan at 843-745-1028 or email byatagan@northcharleston.org.

Adult Sports


The fall season for Co-Ed Kickball is underway.   Games are played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:35pm. To join the summer league, please visit our registration site at www.charlestonssc.com.

Flag Football

The fall Adult Co-Ed Flag Football league continues play at Ingevity WestRock Park. Games begin at 6:30pm each Monday night.  Come check out Monday Night Football in North Charleston!  For information on the summer league,  visit www.charlestonssc.com.

Co-Ed Softball

The fall  season for Adult Co-Ed Softball is in full swing. Games begin at 10am each Sunday morning and are played at Lent’s Field.  For information on joining the summer league, visit www.charlestonssc.com.

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

Senior Programs

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 at 10am for coffee and fellowship.

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 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 Wanda Hiers at (843) 745-1028.


Dance Exercise Class at Park Circle- For more information, call Wanda Hiers at (843) 745-1028.

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.

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.