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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

 


 TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE WEEK

PARK PASSPORT & WILDERNESS HUNT
Playing outside connects children to the natural world, helping them focus in school and reducing the chance of childhood obesity. Join us for a our BINGO scavenger hunt, where participating children will receive passport stamps at each Park Passport & Wilderness they vist. Vist tow or more programs and receive a special wilderness adventure prize! No registration required.
Day: Monday - Friday, 9/25 - 9/29
  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, 9/25
Location: McGee Park,
meet in circle off parking lot
  219 Corban Avenue East
TUESDAY, 9/26
Location: Dorton Park
, meet in large shelter
  5790 Poplar Tent Road
WEDNESDAY, 9/27
Location: Les Myers Park,
meet in Paul's shelter, lower parking lot
  338 Lawndale Avenue Southeast
THURSDAY, 9/28
Location: Weddington Road Bark Park
, meet near playground
  8955 Weddington Road
FRIDAY, 9/29
Location: Moss Creek, HHH II Greenway
, meet at the trail head marker beside WR Odell Primary
  1215 Moss Farm Street, Northwest

GREENWAY ADVENTURES

Ages 4 & up. Using the greenways as our classroom, we will explore critters and their habitats with fun and creative activities. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. Each program will meet at the designated greenway for 1-1.5 hours. NO FEE.

FOREST FAIRIES AND WIZARDS
We are in search of fairytale creatures, big and small, with our special catchers in hand. they will lead us on a magical trail into the forest. Will you be able to keep up?
Day: Monday, 10/2  Activity # 9034.317
  Location: McGee Park Shelter
Day: Wednesday, 10/4  Activity # 9035.317
  Location: Moss Creek at HHH II Greenway

TREE DETECTIVES
Once we're off the beaten path we'll climb, kick, poke, prod, touch, smell and whatever we can do to investigate the trees. Join us and become an awesome tree sleuth!
Day: Monday, 10/9  Activity # 9036.317
  Location: McGee Park Shelter
Day: Wednesday, 10/11  Activity # 9037.317
  Location: Moss Creek at HHH II Greenway
MYSTICAL LEAF CREATURES
The leaves have turned into beautiful fall colors so let's go on a walk in the woods to gather them. we'll "sew" them together with natural materials to make mystical creatures.
Day: Monday, 10/16  Activity # 9020.317
  Location: McGee Park Shelter
Day: Wednesday, 10/18  Activity # 9021.317
  Location: Moss Creek at HHH II Greenway
CREEPY CRITTERS
It's almost Halloween and what better time than now to look for less cuddly and icky creatures? Dress up as your favorite element of nature, or Spiderman will do, for our slightly spooky trek into the Enchanted Forest. We'll also pick up some pine cones to make spiders and bats!
Day: Monday, 10/23  Activity # 9022.317
  Location: McGee Park Shelter
Day: Wednesday, 10/25  Activity # 9023.317
  Location: Moss Creek at HHH II Greenway

ULTIMATE GAME DAYS

 Ages 8-17. Let's meet outside and play some new games and challenges mixed with old favorites. NO FEE, but signup!! No registration may result in cancellations!
Day: Thursday, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

ARCHERY ATTACK
Capture-the-Flag and Jail Ball are on a new level with bows and arrows to tag our opponents. This is the ultimate game of tag!
Day II: 10/19  Activity # 9152.317
Day III: 11/9  Activity # 9150.317
Location: W.W. Flowe Park, meet on the field behind the ballfields
  99 Central Heights Drive
GAGA DODGEBALL
Think you can play dodgeball? We challenge you to THE ULTIMATE game of Gaga Dodgeball.
Day I: 9/21  Activity # 9155.217
Day: II: 10/19  Activity # 9157.317
Day: III: 11/16  Activity # 9155.317
Location: McGee Park, meet in circle off parking lot
  219 Corban Avenue East
OLD TIMEY FIELD DAY
We're mixing relay races, tage games, disc throws and more that will challenge you and your teammates to stay on the move.
Day I: 10/5  Activity # 9159.317
Location: Les Myers Park, meet in the amphitheater
  338 Lawndale Avenue Southeast

 

GIRL SCOUTS GO BEYOND

STEM  Activity # 1002.317
Ages 5-8. Girls push boundaries, test, limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They're natural scientists! The STEM curriculum introduces girls to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences relevant to everyday life. Through this curriculum girls will become mini scientists by conducting experiments, diving into the world of technology by becoming young IT specialists and explore careers in STEM.
Day: Tuesday, 9/26 - 11/7
  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hartsell Recreation Center

UNICORN SPA PARTY

Activity # 9078.317
Ages 8-12. Grab your besties and let's make ingredients for your own spa night. First we'll make a magical unicorn horn headband that we can wear while we mix up our unicorn bath salt and sparkling lip gloss. As we paint our nails and eat colorful unicorn popcorn, we'll make a unicorn sleep mask that you can wear at night, as fairytale drams really do come true. Min. 2; Max. 10 participants.
Day: Thursday, 9/28 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $15; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road

OWL-O'WEEN PROWL

Ages 10-14. You aren't afraid of the dark, are you? Join us at the greenway trailhead where we'll hear ghost stories before taking a walk through the darkest wooded section. We'll be visited by interesting creatures! Not for the light-hearted! NO FEE.
Day: Thursday, 10/26 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Post Office Trailhead, McEachern Greenway
  Beside 77 McCarchern Boulevard Southeast

WASHI TAPE GIFT CENTER

Activity # 9079.317
Ages 8-12. Need a little something to give to your besties but don't have much cash on hand? Come see what we can do with washi tape!! We'll make several items that you can take home and easily make more for gifting! Min. 2; Max. 10 participants.
Day: Thursday, 12/14 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $15; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road


**TODDLER PROGRAMS**

TODDLING TOWARDS ART
Ages 18 months - 4 years. We'll combine arts & crafts with popular children's songs. Each toddler must be accompanied by an adult. NO FEE. Min. 4; Max. 15 participants. Pre-registration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road

 LEAF MONSTERS
Activity # 9030.317
Create a creature or two with leaves, googly eyes and other found objects that we've collected.
Day: 9/26, Pre-register by 9/22
HALLOWEENIE TIME
Activity # 9038.317
Get in the Halloween mood with us as we create icky slime and other yucky stuff! Wear your Halloween costume so we can dance to the Monster Mash!
Day: 10/24, Pre-register by 10/20
GOBBLE GOBBLE
Activity # 9039.317
Come be thankful with us! We'll create Thanksgiving themed crafts and trot around like a turkey!
Day: 11/14, Pre-register by 11/10
WEE CHRISTMAS FUN
Activity # 9040.317
Join us as we sing and sway to Christmas songs while making ornaments to hang on your tree or give away!
Day: 12/5, Pre-register by 12/1

GIGGLES & WIGGLES
Ages 18 months - 4 years. During this interactive playtime for toddlers, we will wiggle to music, giggle with friends and engage in play that will enhance your little one's social and developmental skills. All toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. NO FEE. Min. 4; Max. 15 participants. Pre-registration is required.
Day: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  9/13  Activity # 9041.317
 10/4  Activity # 9042.317
 10/18  Activity # 9043.317
 11/1  Activity # 9045.317
 11/15  Activity # 9047.317
 11/29  Activity # 9048.317
 12/13  Activity # 9049.317
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road

BIG BOOKS LITTLE COOKS
Ages 2-5. Join us for a a story and fun in the kitchen! We'll play games and make themed snacks! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Min. 4; Max. 10 participants. Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee per class: $10; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road

MARSHMALLOWS FOR MARTIANS
Activity # 9070.317
Blast into space with us as we join George on his quest to find out what sort of sweets aliens like to eat. We'll make marshmallow goodies fit for a Martian!
Day: 9/21, Pre-register by 9/19
MONSTERS DON'T EAT BROCCOLI
Activity # 9071.317
Do you know what monsters eat? They might not eat broccoli, but we do! Let's find out what monsters like to munch on and we'll munch on some yummy snacks of our own!
Day: 10/5, Pre-register by 10/3
I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A PIE
Activity # 9072.317
Everyone eats a lot during the holidays, but just how much can one old lady eat? We'll find out as we read the book and snack on tasty pumpkin pie dip.
Day: 11/9, Pre-register by 11/7
THE GINGERBREAD PIRATES
Activity # 9073.317
Will Captain Cookie be able to find his pirate crew and save them from being eaten by Santa? Join us as we make our own gingerbread pirates and enjoy other festive snacks and games!
Day: 12/7, Pre-register by 12/5


BIG BOOKS AND LITTLE PICASSOS
Ages 2-5. Just like Big Books and Little Cooks, we'll first read a story before the creativity begins! We're using water-based paint so make sure your child is wearing old clothing! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Min. 4; Max. 12 participants. Pre-registration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee per class: $10; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road

TEN APPLES UP ON TOP
Activity # 9074.317
Instead of apples on our head like the book, we're going to paint "apples" on the "tree" using fingers and found objects.
Day: 9/19, Pre-register by 9/18
ROOM ON THE BROOM
Activity # 9075.317
The witch has lost her hat, bow and wand, oh my! Using washable tempera paint, we'll create a foggy, stormy sky as the backdrop for placing her lost items.
Day: 10/10, Pre-register by 10/9
ANKLE SOUP
Activity # 9076.317
carlos the French Bulldog reminds us to see things from his point of view. Even though our Thanksgiving is over, we'll make a collage using magazine pictures, glue, paint and found items that reflect Carlos' view of his Thanksgiving.
Day: 11/28, Pre-register by 11/27
DREAM SNOW
Activity # It may not snow for our Christmas as it does in the book so we will "think snow" and crate a snowy masterpiece with paint and bubble wrap! Reading this Christmas story will put us in a festive spirit!
Day: 12/12, Pre-register by 12/11


MOMMY & ME YOGA

For ages 4 & up.  Enjoy outdoor yoga with your child in a fun and interactive way!  We'll bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose and flutter our wings in butterfly pose while learning balance, strength and breathing techniques that you can practice all summer long.  Bring a yoga mat for each of you as well as plenty of water.
Instructor: Rachel Bauchwitz
Day:    Wednesday, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
            10/11 & 11/8
Fee per child:  $3 per class
Location: Dorton Park, meet at the large shelter
  5790 Poplar Tent Road


BALLET
Ages 2-5. Learn ballet principles, body position, carriage and posture through movement.
Instructor: Tuwanna McNeely
Day: Monday, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
SESSION I:  9/11 - 10/2  Activity # 1070.217
SESSION II:  10/9 - 10/30 
Activity # 1071.317
SESSION III:  11/6 - 11/27 
Activity # 1072.317
Fee per 4 week session: $25; $5 city resident discount
Location: Hartsell Recreation Center

HARTSELL KARATE CLUB

The Hartsell Karate Club will teach you how to kick, block, punch and strike. Ages 3 and up.
Instructor: James Reid
Day:    Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
SESSION I:  9/6 - 9/29 
Activity # 1073.217
SESSION II: 10/2 -10/27 
Activity # 1074.317
SESSION III: 10/30 - 11/20 
Activity # 1075.317
SESSION IV: 11/27 - 12/18 
Activity # 1076.317
Fee per 4 week session: $25; $5 city resident discount
Location: Hartsell Recreation Center

PICKLEBALL FOR KIDS

Ages 8-17. If you enjoy playing tennis, table tennis and badminton, you will love this game. Equipment provided. Staff instructed. NO FEE.
Day: Tuesday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  Continual
Location: Hartsell Recreation Center


SOUTHWEST KARATE
Age 4 and up learn how to defend themselves, gain confidence and get in shape. No fee.
Contact Tony Moody at 704.701.1346 for additional information.
Date:   Tuesday  & Thursday, Continual    
  5:30 p.m. – Ages 4 & 5
  6:00 p.m. – Ages 6-10
  7:00 p.m. – Ages 11 and up
Location: Logan Multi-Purpose Center

CRAZY COOKING

Ages 8-14. Head to the kitchen with us and we'll make super fun, super tasty treats! Impress your friends and family with your newly learned cooking skills! Min. 4; Max. 12 participants.
Day: Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee per class: $15; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #8, 1485 Old Charlotte Road

OH MY, APPLE PIE!
Activity # 9085.217
Fall for apples as we cook and bake with them!
Day: 9/21, Pre-register by 9/19
PARTY PUMPKINS
Activity # 9086.317
Join us for a twist on the classic pumpkin and some funky Halloween pumpkin treats!
Day: 10/12, Pre-register by 10/10
HOLIDAY SWEET TREATS
Activity # 9087.317
Lets stir up some playful sweets for Christmas gift giving or parties.
Day: 12/7, Pre-register by 12/5

CRAZY CREATIONS

Ages 6-10. Join us for a crafty good time. Min. 2; Max. 12 participants
Day: Tuesday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee for each session: $10; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center, Arts & Crafts Room

TROLLS AND OTHER CREATURES
Activity # 9162.317
Will your troll look like Poppy, Branch, a Bergen or something else? Come dig through our cotton candy colored and other shades of materials to see what you can make.
Day: 10/3, Pre-registration is required
DIY FIDGET SPINNER
Activity # 9163.317
Not only will we make our own fidget spinners but we'll make a board game that incorporates them as well.
Day: 10/17, Pre-registration is required

 

 


 

ADULT CLASSES

ART & SPECIAL INTEREST


BRIDGE

BEGINNING BRIDGE
Ages 18 & up. For those of you who have never played bridge or if you haven't played in a while, these lessons are for you! Min. 8; Max. 20 participants.
Instructed by Concord Bridge Club members
Day: Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
SESSION I: 9/13 - 10/18  Activity # 1008.317
SESSION II: 10/25 - 12/6  Activity # 1007.317
  NO Class 11/22
Fee per 6 week session: $35; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center

DUPLICATE LITE BRIDGE
Ages 18 and up. This is the next step in the journey to playing duplicate bridge. Min. 8; Max. 20 participants.
Instructed by Concord Bridge Club members
Day: Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
SESSION I: 9/13 - 10/18 Activity # 1020.317
SESSION II: 10/25 - 12/6  Activity # 1021.317
  NO Class 11/22
Fee per 6 week session: $35; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center

SEWING

ADULT BEGINNER SEWING
Activity # 5125.317
Ages 18 & up. Learn how to use a machine, select and read the proper size pattern, and discuss fabric choices. From there, lay out the pattern, cut and sew a simple garment! Bring your own sewing machine. Other materials needed will be discussed during the first class. Min. 2; Max. 6 participants.
Instructor: Bonnie Ray
Day: Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  10-30 - 12/11, NO Class 11/6
Fee: $35; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #7, 250 International Drive Northwest

ADULT INTERMEDIATE SEWING
Activity # 5126.317
Ages 18 & up. For the sewer who is familiar and comfortable with their sewing machines, has completed a few simple projects and is ready for more challenges! Bring a sewing machine and project to class and be ready to sew. Contact the instructor before class to discuss project. Min. 2; Max. 6 participants.
Instructor: Bonnie Ray
Day: Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  9/18 - 10/23
Fee: $35; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #7, 250 International Drive Northwest

QUILTING

Enjoy creating a lifetime keepsake. Open to beginner and intermediate quilters. For a materials list call 704.920.5603.

DAY CLASS

Instructor: Carolyn Sweet
Day:   Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
SESSION I: 9/19 - 11/7  Activity # 5017.317
SESSION II: 11/28 - 1/23 
Activity # 5023.317
  NO Class 12/26
Fee per 8 week session: $40; $5 city resident discount
Location: Logan Multi-Purpose Center


EVENING CLASS

This class is self-instructed.

Day:    Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Activity # 5027.317

 

  9/14 - 12/21; NO Class 11/23

 

Fee per 8 week session: $20; $5 city resident discount


Location: Fire Station #7

 

              250 International Drive N.W.

CAROLINA SHAG DANCE CLASS

Learn the fundamentals of the dance that originated in the Carolinas. Open to singles and couples.  Minimum 10 participants
Instructor: Patty Blackmon
Pre-registration required
OCTOBER SESSION:

Day:    Thursday, 10/5 - 10/26
Beginners:      6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Intermediate: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Advanced:      8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER SESSION:
Day: Thursday, 11/2 - 11/30; NO Class 11/23
Beginners:     
6:30 - 7:300 p.m.
Intermediate: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Advanced:      8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee per 4 week session: $40, $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center