Discover Greensboro Winter/Spring 2022

WINTER/SPRING 2022

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Discover GREENSBORO Discover Greensboro is your guide to all things Greensboro Parks and Recreation! The guide will be produced three times a year, January- May, June-August, and September-December. Discover Greensboro is available in print and online at www.gsoparksandrec.com. You can find a complete listing of all our facilities including, but not limited to, recreation centers, athletic fields, trails, neighborhood parks, and more on our website.

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Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department believes in the value of inclusive recreation opportunities for all residents regardless of their ability. The Department makes every effort to ensure inclusive opportunities in all program services including parks, facilities, programs, special events, and classes. For questions about Inclusion Support Services, please contact 336-373-2626 or air@greensboro-nc.gov.

Donations can be made to the Greensboro Parks Foundation. For more information, please contact 336-373-2964.

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Contents Welcome................................................................. 2 Programs. .............................................................. 5 Program Feature: Bridging the Triad ................. 9 Contest Feature: Piedmont Discovery. ..............13 Athletics ...............................................................15 Facilities Feature: Xperience @ Caldcleugh..... 17 Activities ..............................................................19 Special Events. .................................................... 23 Special Event Feature: Chalk Walk.................... 25 Outdoor Facilities.................................................27 Indoor Facilities ................................................. 29 Trails . ...................................................................31

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ACTIVE ADULTS Programs

Programs for adults 50 years old and better. More info: www.greensboro-nc.gov/ActiveAdults or 336-373-7564.

BID WHIST CARD CLUB

AARP CHAPTER 354 Local Chapter 354 is a membership of seniors meeting once a month to discuss community, city, and state legislative issues relative to their community’s needs. Glenwood Recreation Center 3rd Tuesday | 10-11 am 4th Tuesday | 9 am-12 noon 336-373-2929 AHOY BOOT CAMP This class has intervals of cardio and strength training for a full-body workout. Smith Active Adult Center Monday and Wednesday | 5:30-6 pm 336-373-7564 AHOY EXERCISE CLASS “Adding Health to Our Years” with these low impact aerobics classes. FREE FREE FREE

Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday | 9:15-10:15 am • Wednesday | 10:30-11:15 am Trotter: • Monday, Friday, and Saturday | 10:30-11:15 am 336-373-7564 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE CLASS Arthritis Foundation classes feature movements for improving balance, flexibility, and range of motion and can be performed both standing and sitting in a chair. Smith Active Adult Center Wednesday and Friday | 9:15-10 am 336-373-7564 FREE

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Bid Whist is contracted whist card game played in pairs. It is a trick- taking 2 player whist game that you can play with joker plus trump. Bid whist is the ultimate competitive card game!

Xperience @ Caldcleugh Sunday 10 am to 2 pm BLIND AUDIO DARTS

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Blind Audio Darts / Darts for the blind is a recreational event that serves the blind community. The event competitively use “Audio Darts” a variation of soft tipped darts in which the visually impaired toss to the dart board. Glenwood Recreation Center Fridays | 6-8:30 pm 336-373-2929 BOWLING OUTING $7.50 per person (includes 3 games $

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This 30-minute class will help increase your muscular strength to improve your range of motion and balance using hand weights and rubber tubing for resistance. 336-373-7564 LINE DANCING Fun way of exercising and learning all of the latest line dances. Trotter Active Adult Center Wednesdays | 6-6:45 pm Fridays | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm 336-373-7564 SAIL BALANCE CLASS Staying Active and Independent for Life class will increase strength and balance and help reduce the chance of falling. Virtual via Zoom Monday & Wednesday | 9:15-10 am FREE FREE Smith Active Adult Center Tuesdays | 5:30-6 pm

Trotter: • Thursdays | 12:30-1:15 pm 336-373-7564 TAIROGA

and shoes. Meet at Spare Time Bowling at 12:45 pm. Bring mon- ey to play and for snacks. Spare Time Bowling Last Friday | 1-3 pm 336-373-7564 BOOKED FOR LUNCH BOOK CLUB Read a book, grab your lunch, and FREE

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This class offers a Tai Chi warm-up, moderate aerobics, and a yoga cool- down. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Trotter: • Tuesdays | 5:30-6:30 pm • Wednesdays | 9:30-10:15 am Smith: • Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 pm 336-373-7564 TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Lindley Recreation Center Tuesdays | 6-8 pm 336-373-2930 TROTTER WALKING CLUB Meet at Trotter Active Adult Center at 9:45 am to walk throughout Hester Park. Trotter Active Adult Center 2nd and 4th Friday | 10-11:15 am 336-373-2927 YOGA ON THE MAT This class is performed on a mat on the floor and uses mindfulness in stretches and postures to improve range of motion, balance, and your overall health. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Trotter: • Mondays | 11:30 am-12:15 pm • Tuesdays | 4:30-5:15 pm • Wednesdays | 10:30-11:15 am • Thursdays | 11:30 am -12:15 pm FREE FREE FREE

get ready to discuss! Smith Active Adult Center 2nd Fridays | 12 noon

336-373-7564 CHAIR YOGA

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This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting in a chair. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Tuesdays | 10:30-11:15 am Trotter: • Thursdays | 10:30-11:15 am

336-373-7564 CHESS CLUB Join Swann Chess Club

336-373-7564 STAMP CLUB

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A group whose interests cover the entire range of stamps and stamp collecting.

Coordinator, Carlton Cunningham, and exercise your mind with an invigorating game of chess. Trotter Active Adult Center 2nd and 4th Tuesday | 5:30-7:30 pm 336-373-2927 DETROIT URBAN BALLROOM DANCING Rhythmic Elegance is a dance organization that is extending the soulful quality of Detroit- Style Urban Ballroom Dancing by providing a relaxed worry-free environment to learn and study this performance art. Xperience @ Caldcluegh Monday and Wednesday | 7-8 pm Saturdays | 11am-1 pm (336) 373-5881 FULL BODY AND STRENGTH CLASS FREE FREE

Lindley Recreation Center 2nd Tuesday | 6-8 pm 336-373-2930 SQUARE DANCING

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We do western style mainstream and square dancing with occasional lines. Lindley Recreation Center Thursdays | 7-9 pm 336-373-2930 TAI CHI Designed for arthritis and fall prevention, this class offers arthritis relief and better balance through slow, gentle movement. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Mondays and Tuesdays | 12:30- 1:15 pm FREE

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Open Play & AQUATICS

ACTIVE ADULTS Programs

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUA PROGRAM Smith Active Adult Center Monday, Wednesday & Friday I 11- 11:45 am AQUA FIT Smith Active Adult Center Tuesday & Thursday I 5:45-6:30 pm BASKETBALL Trotter Active Adult Center Wednesdays | 10 am to 12 noon CORNHOLE Trotter Active Adult Center Thursdays | 1:30-2:30 pm FREE $$$ FREE FREE

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Smith: • Tuesdays | 11:30 am-12:15 pm • Wednesdays | 12:45-1:30 pm • Thursdays | 4:30-5:15 pm 336-373-7564 ZUMBA Zumba is a dance-based, high-energy cardio workout that tones both the upper body, FREE

TABLE TENNIS Trotter: • Mondays | 1-3 pm Smith: • Wednesdays | 9-11 am • Fridays | 5-7:45 pm LEARN TO SWIM Smith Active Adult Center Fridays | 1:15-2 pm and 2:15-3 pm WATER AEROBICS Smith Active Adult Center Tuesday & Thursday I 9-9:45 am FREE $$ $$$

lower body, and core. Trotter Active Adult Center Fridays | 12:30-1:15 pm 336-373-7564

ACTIVE SWIM PASS Smith Active Adult Center

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ADAPTIVE CYCLING CLINIC

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ADAPTIVE & INCLUSIVE Programs

This clinic is designed for individuals who may benefit from trying various adaptive bikes and enjoy a short ride. Fourth of July Park | Kernersville, NC All Ages | March 19 | 9:30 am-12:30 pm 336-373-2626 ADAPTIVE GOLF CLINICS Clinics teaching adaptive techniques to individuals with physical disabilities. Golf pros offer instruction to introduce people to the game and get others back into it. Gillespie Golf Course All Ages | Monthly 336-373-5850 CHAIR FITNESS This gentle form of fitness is practiced sitting in a chair. Smith Active Adult Center 18+ | Tuesday | 10:30-11:15 am 336-373-2626 Challenger Basketball is designed for youth and adults with disabilities to build skills and knowledge of the game of basketball throughout a six- week virtual training league. 8+ | Saturdays in January-March 336-373-2626 COMMUNITY DAY TRIPS Who doesn’t like to take an adventure! We will go out into the community to explore new places and socialize with peers. Times specified are arrival times at locations. Fees include transportation fees. Various Locations All ages | Thursdays 336-373-2626 FIRST TEE CHALLENGER GOLF Challenger Golf is designed for youth FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE BIG 3 CHALLENGER BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Programs for individuals with disabilities. More info: www.greensboro-nc.gov/AIR or 336-373-2626.

and adults with disabilities to build skills and knowledge of the game of golf throughout a six-week training league. Gillespie Golf Course 10+ | Wednesdays | 4:30-6 pm 336-373-2626 SPRING DANCE Cupid’s Blast is an inclusive virtual event that will allow participants to celebrate Valentine’s Day all while dancing the night away, playing games, and making crafts! . Barber Park Event Center Ages 13 and up | April 12 | 6-8 pm 336-373-2626 PGA HOPE Free instructional golf clinics for veterans at Rick Murphy Golf Academy as part of a partnership between Greensboro Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation and PGA HOPE. FREE FREE

Rick Murphy Golf Academy All Ages | Fridays | 1-3 pm 336-373-2626 BOWLING A weekly program for participants to bowl and socialize. Each participant has the opportunity to bowl two games. Adaptive equipment is available if needed. Triad Lanes All Ages | Weekly 336-373-2626 WHISK IT WEDNESDAYS Join us for six weeks of Zoom virtual baking classes. Virtual via Zoom Ages 10+ | Wednesdays 5:15-6 pm 336-373-2626 FREE FREE

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FEATURE STORY Programs BE THE ENGINEER

You’d be surprised what you can do with a stack of Popsicle sticks and a bottle of Elmer’s glue. If you’ve got the design chops and the engineering know-how, you can turn those run-of-the-mill craft supplies into a bridge that can hold more than 100 pounds! That’s the STEM challenge the Greensboro Parks and Recreation and four neighborhood towns put to kids and adults every year with Bridging the Triad. It’s in honor of National Engineer’s Week. Free supplies will be available

January 14, 2022 at Griffin Recreation Center. Competition begins February 5. Now in its fifth year, the annual competition provides free supplies to participants in Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Thomasville, and Win- ston-Salem. The goal is to have your bridge hold the most weight for your age division. “The bridges just keep getting better and better,” says Greensboro Facilities Cooridinator Chamreece Diggs, who helped develop the contest with partner agencies. “Every year there is

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Want to Compete? Cost: Free! Pick up supplies at Griffin Recreation Center during normal business hours. Ages: 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, and 18+ When: Local Competition: February 5 Regional Competition: February 26 Where: Griffin Recreation Center 5301 Hilltop Rd.

just some great story.” Like last year, when the winner in the teen division built a bridge that was strong enough to support her own weight – and then some. (Don’t worry – we didn’t test the theory. All bridge strength is tested with sand.) Or the husband and wife duo who each built their own bridge. The wife won – even though her husband was a retired engineer. Local winners go on to represent their city or town in the regional competition.

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Programs

YOUTH

Programs for children and teens. Registration may be required. For more info visit www.greensboro-nc.gov

AFTERSCHOOL CARE Provides parents and guardians an affordable option for childcare during the school year. Brown, Craft, Griffin, Leonard, Lindley, Lewis, and Warnersville Recreation Centers Ages 5-12 | Weekdays 336-373-7757 ALPHA RHO CHAPTER OF THE ETA PHI BETA SORORITY The mission of Eta Phi Beta Sorority is a non-profit model organization that is visible, effective, self- sustaining to support the needs of the Glenwood and surrounding communities. Glenwood Recreation Center All Ages | Saturdays | 1-4 pm 336-379-0212 CULTURAL AWARENESS PROJECT An event for teens to express how they see their culture and how society views their culture through the use of art (photos, collages, etc). Virtual via Zoom Teens | February 28-March 28 336-373-2734 $$ FREE FREE

FULL STEAM AHEAD We are looking for the curious, the imaginative, the analytical, the problem solvers, and the creatives to join us for this 6-session glance into STEAM programming. Xperience @ Caldcleugh All Ages | February 19, 23, March 9, 23, April 13, 27 | 4-5:30 pm www.greensboro-nc.gov/xperience FUTURE BALLERS CLINIC This clinics is designed to give players special evaluation and instruction. Shooting, offensive moves, ball handling, and dribbling are some of the skills that will be taught during this clinic. Brown Recreation Center Ages 6-12 | April 18-22 | 6-7:30 pm GREENS-BEAR-O Much like Pokemon Go, this scavenger hunt is made just for Greensboro. FREE FREE FREE

GREENSBORO ESPORTS LEAGUE: FORTNITE Fortnite players are invited to join this 8-week esports league! Games will be played on Fridays and Saturdays. Download the Mission Control GG app, search for Greensboro Esports League, and register. Virtual via Mission Control App Ages 5-17 | January-Feburary GREENSBORO YOUTH COUNCIL TEEN WORKSHOPS GYC will host hands-on teen workshops intended to develop skills and allow for networking. Greensboro Cultural Center January 18, February 15, March 15, and April 12. 336-373-2738 LITTLES LINK UP Caregivers and children aged five and under are invited to Parks and Recreation’s Littles Link Up, a Zoom story time exploring Greensboro. Virtual January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6 | 10 am www.greensboro-nc.gov/msshelli $$ FREE FREE

Leonard Recreation Center All Ages | March 1-31

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NATURE CREATIONS Participants will learn about horticulture through arts and crafts projects by using resources and supplies from nature. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Age 6-12 | November 19 and December 17 | 3:30-4:30 pm 336-373-5871 PIZZA-N-PAINT A fun social setting where kids can paint and eat pizza. Each month will have different theme. Warnersville Recreation Center All Ages | Monthly FREE FREE Our summer camps provide a safe, structured, fun, and welcoming environment. Each week is filled with fun activities including games, sports, wellness education, outside time, environmental education, creative play, and interest-based skill building. Free lunch is served daily. Registration opens on March 1, 2022. Camp begins June 13, 2022. Brown, Craft, Glenwood, Griffin, Leonard, Lewis, Lindley, Warnersville, and Windsor Recreation Centers All Ages | Weekdays | 7 am-6 pm $$ 336-373-5871 SUMMER DAY CAMPS

STUDENT IMPROVEMENT AWARDS This monthly award is designed to recognize middle and high school students who have worked hard to change their lives personally or academically. Nominations accepted each month through April 2021 Middle or high school student in Guilford County sia@greensboro-nc.gov WEDANZ A youth/teen dance organization specializing in the styles of hip hop, majorette, jazz, pop, pom and more. At WeDanz your child will not only learn the latest cutting edge dances, they will also learn dance techniques taught in studios all over the world. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 4-18 | Mondays 6:15-8:30 pm 336-373-2929 learning experience with traditional gardening, aeroponics, and cooking healthy meals. Brown Recreation Centers Ages 6-14 | April 18-22 | 4-6 pm WILD ONES We’re the wild ones. We’re 7-10 years old and we love nature and want to learn more about it. This is an outdoor program, so please dress FREE $ FREE FREE WHAT’S GROWING ON?! Children will get a hands-on

appropriately. Barber Park Shelter #2 January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6 | 3:30 pm www.greensboro-nc.gov/msshelli WORDS MATTER POETRY CONTEST Compete against your peers in youth, teen, and adult categories to be named the winner of the Words Matter Poetry Contest, now in its second year! Virtual All Ages | March 1-April 30 YOUNG BUILDERS Participants will discover the building blocks of structural and civil engineering. This will be a 4-session program in January that will culminate in a challenge to build a bridge that will be entered into the “Bridging the Triad” competition in February. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Ages 8-10 | January 2022 www.greensboro-nc.gov/xperience YOUTH CYPHER SERIES The Poetry Café’s founder, Josephus Thompson III will be in residence at the Xperience @ Caldcluegh this fall to share his love of poetry and performance with the community. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Ages 14-18 | December 8, January 19, and February 16 | 6-8 pm www.greensboro-nc.gov/xperience FREE FREE FREE

Kids Night Out On the first Friday of each month parents can drop off their kids at Griffin Recreation Center for a fun night of activities. We will have an evening of games, crafts, dinner and a movie. Ages 5-12 | First Fridays, January-June | Griffin Recreation Center Saturday Morning Art A fun and relaxing way for youth to express themselves through paint. Participants will paint, listen to age appropriate music and enjoy snacks with others while practicing social distancing. November 3, December 4, and January 15 | 11 am-12:30 pm | Windsor Recreation Center $$ $

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PARK APP EXPANDS, LAUNCHES A FUN SCAVENGER HUNT. $2K WORTH OF PRIZES UP FOR GRABS! Greensboro’s park and trail locator mobile app is better than ever – and now includes a monthly scavenger hunt with more than $2,000 worth of outdoor, adventure, and entertainment prizes. Launched in 2019, the free Piedmont Discovery app was designed and managed by the cities of Greensboro and High Point and Guilford County. Fall 2021, six new partners were added to the app. It now includes information for every municipal park and trail in

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Guilford County. That’s more than 180 parks and hundreds of miles of trail! To celebrate, the partners launched a massive, county-wide scavenger hunt with monthly prize packages worth up to $250. Our prize sponsors include All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farms, Blue Duck, Fleet Feet, Great Outdoor Provision Company, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro Science Center, Kersey Valley, NC Zoo, REI Co-op Greensboro, and Triad United Rowing Association. Remember to stay on trails and pathways and out of planted areas and water features while you hunt. No climbing or going off road is required to play this game. You can enter once for every location in the hunt. New locations are added every month. Visit www.piedmontdiscoveryapp.com for more contest and prize details.

Want to Play? 1. Download the free Piedmont Discovery mobile app in your favorite app store. 2. Browse the app for clues about which parks to search. They will be labeled with a special “Scavenger Hunt – Search Here” icon (pictured at right). Up to four park locations across Guilford County will be part of the contest every month from January to September 2022. 3. Find the scavenger hunt “Found It” signs hidden in those parks. It provides contest entry instructions and a special code. 4. Enter the code in the online entry form for a chance to win that month’s prize package.

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ATHLETICS Programs

Greensboro offers opportunities for adults and kids to learn a sport with a team or as an individual. More info and registration: www.greensboro-nc.gov/sports.

ADULT COED KICKBALL The Coed Kickball program is designed to provide men and women, ages 18 and older, the opportunity to participate in a fun, safe and enjoyable physical activity in order to socialize, compete and develop positive relationships with other members of the Greensboro Community. Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | March-May ADULT COED SOFTBALL The coed softball program is designed to provide men and women, ages 18 and older, the opportunity to participate in a fun, safe and enjoyable physical activity in order to socialize, compete and develop positive relationships with other members of the Greensboro Community. Various Locations $$$$ $$$$

GREENSBORO CREW Triad United Rowing Association teaches adults and middle and high school youth to learn to row as a team in boats of up to eight rowers for exercise and competition. Sign up online at www.greensborocrew. com Lake Brandt Youth and Adult | Weekly | March-October The Rowing Center teaches adults and youth how to scull in single-, double- or four-person boats for exercise and competition. Sign up at www.ncrowing.com Lake Higgins Youth and Adult | Weekly | April-November YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE The purpose of this program is to teach fundamentals of baseball through games while giving youth the opportunity to play baseball on an organized team in a structed program. Registration will begin on January 10. Various Locations Ages 5-14 | Weekly | Feburary-April $$$$ $$$$ $$ NORTH CAROLINA ROWING CENTER

in order to socialize, compete and develop positive relationships with other members of the Greensboro Community. Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | June-July FOOTGOLF Schedule your tee time today to play the newest game to hit the course, footgolf! Open to all levels. Gillespie Golf Course All ages | January 1, February 13, March 13, May 15 336-373-5850 GOLFING Schedule your tee time to play 9- or 18-holes or practice your shot on the driving range. Play is open to all levels. Gillespie Golf Course All ages | Daily | 8:30 am-5 pm 336-373-5850 MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL Men’s Slow Pitch Softball is design to provide an opportunity for men age 18 and older to participate in a fun, competitive, and structured environment. Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | April-June $ $ $$$$

18+ | Weekly | June-July ADULT 45 AND OVER SOFTBALL

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The 45 and over softball program is designed to provide men and women, ages 45 and older, the opportunity to participate in a fun, safe and enjoyable physical activity

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PUTT YOUR BIRDIES ON GREENS IN GREENSBORO OPEN DAILY | 336-373-5850 | WWW.GREENSBORO-NC.GOV/GILLESPIE

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FEATURE STORY Facilities

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Parks and Recreation and partners are working to reimagine the former Caldclaugh Multicultural Center – with stronger community collaborations and a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) focus. Now called Xperience @ Caldcleugh, Parks and Recreation has taken over managing the 1700 Orchard St. center from Creative Greensboro. Department leadership are contemplating how the space, with its organic garden, classrooms, and black box theater, can better serve the needs of its neighbors. That includes working with long- standing tenant, the Boys and Girls Club, Wiley Elementary School, and the Greensboro Housing Authority, which manages the nearby Smith Homes community. “We’re already working to find out what their needs and wants are for programming,” said Youth Services Superintendent Michelle Gill-Moffat. “We’re really looking to see how we can continue to increase partnerships in the community.” The Youth Services staff is providing new programs for children at the

organic garden. They’re also hosting STEAM classes, which will provide opportunities for flying drones, learning robotics, exploding science experiments, and exploring how to compost in the garden. The department has also partnered with The Poetry Café’s Josephus Thompson for a monthly open mic for artists of all different calibers, from rappers, singers and poets, to musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Kids 10-18 can perform alongside a live band for this unique opportunity, which runs through February 2022. The programs are free or low-cost, and most take place on nights or weekends. Want to Go? Xperience @ Caldcleugh 1700 Orchard Dr. Program calendar available at www.greensboro-nc.gov/xperience.

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and build self-esteem. Classes stress the enrichment principles of the art of Karate: Concentration, Self Confidence, and Leadership. Lindley Recreation Center All Ages | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 4-5 pm 336-373-2930 GUILFORD COUNTY IOB LIONS CLUB Guilford County Industry of the Blind Lions Club empowers volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarians needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | 1st and 3rd Saturday | 10-12 noon LOOPERS Sewing for fun with a surger machine. Leonard Recreation Center 21+ | Every 3rd Thursday | 9 am 336-297-4889 PICKLEBALL: OPEN PLAY Pickleball is a physically low impact game with a fun yet competitive edge. Much like tennis or ping pong; it is great for all skill levels. Greensboro Sportsplex Monday-Thursday | 10 am – 2 pm 336-373-3272 SOULAR POWER YOGA This is an open-level yoga class for beginners to advanced participants. Come flow and sweat through standing and seated postures designed to build strength, increase flexibility, balance, and stamina. Modifications are available and encouraged. Please bring your own mats and props like yoga blocks. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Sundays | November 7-December 19 | 2-3 pm $ FREE FREE FREE

CLUBS & CLASSES Activities

Greensboro offers a wide range of specialty programs, unique classes, and hobby groups at recreation and active adult centers.

ALPHA RHO CHAPTER OF THE ETA PHI BETA SORORITY The mission of Eta Phi Beta Sorority is a non-profit model organization that is visible, effective, self-sustaining to support the needs of the Glenwood and surrounding communities. Glenwood Recreation Center All Ages | Saturdays | 1-4 pm A membership based badmiton club that practices, and play competitive badminton. Leonard Recreation Center 13+ | Monday and Friday | 6-9 pm Saturday | 2-5 pm BUCKETBALL Come out and enjoy weekly evening play of bucketball with your friends! All you need is a good partner and friendly competition. $ FREE FREE 336-379-0212 BADMINTON

DANCEFUNKXION FITNESS Strong by Zumba and Zumba Fitness classes taught by Tonya Harmon. Griffin Recreation Center Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:30 pm 336-373-3272 DELTA H. FENCING The class teaches youth and adults the sport of fencing. The participants learn how to fence in preparation for fencing tournaments and personal non- competitive recreation. Glenwood Recreation Center 10+ | Fridays, 6:30-8:30 pm DVRAFL COMMUNITY WATCH A community watch group that meets to discuss community programs, issues, group policies, and safety measures. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | 2nd Monday | 7-8 pm GREENSBORO KARATE INSTITUTE Karate is an excellent way for children and adults to learn self- discipline, increase self awareness, $ $$ FREE FREE

Warnersville Recreation Center 18+ | Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm CHINESE DANCE

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These classes prepares dancers for Chinese candle dancing ceremonies and festivals. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Wednesday and Fridays | 7-8:30 pm

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336-373-5845 TRIAD OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY Photographers are invited to join local photographer John Poer in sharing the love of outdoor photography and learn tips and tricks to capturing quality photos. Leonard Recreation Center Ages 18+ | Every 1st Thursday | 7-9 pm (336) 297-4889 TRI-CITY HUSTLERZ LINE DANCING A line dancing class that teaches its participates from beginners to advance dancers choreographed dance moves created by a lead dance instructor for exercise and national dance conventions. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Beginner & Intermediate: Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 pm Advanced: Thursdays 6-9 pm FREE FREE

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STAMP CLUB A group whose interests cover the entire range of stamps and stamp collecting.

CLUBS & CLASSES Activities

Lindley Recreation Center 2nd Tuesday | 6-8 pm 336-373-2930 SQUARE DANCING

336-373-2929 ZUMBA DANCE High energy health and wellness fitness dance classes set to music. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Tuesday | 6:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturday | 10-11 am WALK 15 This is a weekly walking exercise workout class. Designed for all levels of fitness. Windsor Recreation Center Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 pm 336-373-5845 $ $

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We do western style mainstream and square dancing with occasional lines. Lindley Recreation Center Every Thursday | 7-9 pm 336-373-2930 T.O.P.S T.O.P.S (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 18+ | Mondays | 6-8 pm FREE

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BOAT RENTALS Come experience our City lakes from the water! Rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and sailboats! Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, Lake Townsend Ages 9+ | April-November COUNTRY PARK PEDAL BOAT RENTALS Experience Country Park from the water! Pedal boat rentals available throughout the year. Country Park All Ages | April-October | 10 am-6 pm DICK’S SPORTING GOODS BIG BASS BATTLE Year-long tournament at all Greensboro lakes. Largest bass wins the month. Monthly winner receives an annual permit, $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card, and entry inot Fish-Off. Lake Higgins, Lake Brandt, Lake Townsend All Ages | Ongoing | 336-373- 3739 FISHING Come cast a line! Fish species vary location. Everyone over the age of 16 needs a NC State fishing license. Lake Higgins, Lake Brandt, Lake Townsend, Country Park, Keeley Park, Hester Park All Ages FOOT GOLF Schedule your tee time today to play the newest game to hit the course, footgolf! Open to all levels. Gillespie Golf Course All ages | January 1, February 13, March 13, May 15 PUBLIC TROUT FISHING Lake Higgins will stock the Taylor

OUTDOORS Activities

All ages SAND VOLLEYBALL

Turner Hatchery pond with rainbow trout beginning in mid November through early February. This is not a catch and release fishing opportunity. Lake Higgins All Ages | Tuesday-Sunday | 8 am-4 pm WILD ONES We’re the Wild Ones. We’re 7-10 years old and we love nature and want to learn more about it. This is an outdoor program, so please dress appropriately. Barber Park, Shelter 2 Ages 7-10 | January 5, Feburary 2, March 2, and April 6 | 3:30-4:30 pm WINTER HOLIDAY HIKE SERIES These hikes will focus on enjoying and exploring nature in the winter months. Dress appropriately and bring plenty of water and snacks. Pre-registration is required. Free to participate, but donations are encouraged. Locations of hikes to be determined. Various Locations All Ages | January 1, January 17, February 13, March 19, April 15 | 10 am-1 pm 336-373-3741 TENNIS OPEN PLAY Open play tennis facilities are available and open to the public on a first-come, first served basis. Various Locations

Just like indoor volleyball, the objective of the game is to send the ball over the net and to ground on the opponent’s side of the court. Hester Park, Lake Daniel Park All ages HORSESHOES A lawn game played using horseshoes and two throwing targets set in a lawn. Outdoor horseshoe pits available for play dawn until dusk. Smith Active Adult Center BOCCE BALL Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played and oldest lawn games in the world. Outdoor bocce court available for play. Smith Active Adult Center 50+ TRAILS With almost 100 miles of trails and greenways – including garden paths, mountain bike trails, paved greenways, and watershed trails – there is something for everyone. Various locations All ages

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EVENTS Special

Don’t miss any event. Visit www.gsoparksandrec.com for complete details, registration, and a calender of future events.

January 22 for 22 Winter Workout Challenge Let’s welcome the new year with 22 miles. From January 1 through January 31, we are encouraging you to walk, run, bike, or boat 22 miles. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered to win a Parks and Recreation prize package worth about $200. Register online, and we will send you motivation and tips to your inbox throughout the month. January 1- January 31 New Year’s Day Footgolf Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned vet; we invite you to come play footgolf on New Year’s Day at Gillespie Golf Course. Use this as way to log in some miles for our 22 for 22 Winter Workout Challenge. January 1 | 11 am-3 pm | Gillespie Golf Course Feburary Bridging The Triad In celebration of National Engineer’s Week, residents

from Greensboro and surrounding Triad cities will host Bridging the Triad, a competition to see who can create the most efficient popsicle stick bridge. The Greensboro Parks and Recreation department will provide free supplies to kids and adults who participate. Feburary 5 and Feburary 22 | Griffin Recreation Center Valentine’s Date Night Kit The Parks and Recreation Department is offering a COVID-19 safe solution to the Valentine’s Day night out – a Date Night Kit. The $20 kit includes all the supplies and instructions for treats, crafts, and activities to be enjoyed at home with your partner. Feburary 11 | Registration Required March Words Matter Poetry Contest We are excited to offer Words Matter Poetry Contest again! Participants will compete against their peers in a youth, teen, or adult bracket to be named the winner of the Words Matter Poetry Contest. March 1-April 30 | Virtual

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Battle of Guilford Courthouse Reenactment Country Park hosts the Reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, a revolutionary war battle. Reenactors come from all over the east coast to participate in this annual event. The National Military Park has demonstrations and educational talks throughout this weekend. March 12-13 | 10 am to 5 pm | Country Park Mother-Son Date Night Spend Mother’s Day on a date with your special guy. Enjoy music, a portrait session, dinner, and a special ceremony to honor the mothers. Cost is $20. March 27 | 6-8 pm | Warnersville Recreation Center Chalk Walk Join us in the Greensboro Arboretum for our Chalk Walk 2022. Register to participate as an artist, or just stroll around the arboretum and admire the art- work. We will judge in catagories of, best children’s, best family, best overall, and fan favorite. March 27 | 1-5 pm | Greensboro Arboretum Participants will be able to hunt for treat filled eggs, take home a craft to do with their pet, compete in a costume contest, and visit with the vendors on site. All canine visitors must arrive leashed and up to date on vaccinations. April 9 | 9 am-12 Noon | Griffin Recreation Center Cultural Awareness Project Showcase The Cultural Awareness Project will accept submissions during the month of March. Join us in April for the community event that showcases the works. Date TBA | Greensboro Cultural Center April Fetch: Dog Egg Hunt

VolunteerWorkdays Greensboro parks needs your help this spring! Join us for a volunteer workday. These workdays will last approximately an hour. Activities will include picking up litter from the park, street, and stream, planting annuals, cleaning play equipment, and painting the swing set. Disposable gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please bring a water bottle for yourself, it will be warm! Children are welcome, but parents are required to stay with them the whole time. Contact alexandra.zaleski@greensboro-nc.gov

for more information and sign up. March 17, April 21, and May 19 | Various Locations

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FEATURE STORY Events

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Break out of the winter gloom and celebrate spring at the 2022 Chalk Walk at the Greensboro Arboretum. In its second year, this event is a competition and an opportunity for all people to enjoy art in the park. No professional skills required! Don’t worry if chalk and pavement aren’t your medium of choice. This is a friendly competition with categories for kids, teens, adults, and teams. “We were wowed by the beautiful work the artists made in 2021. We had a few professionals, but most were just talented amateurs of all ages,” Jennifer Hance, Parks and Recreation community engagement coordinator. “It turned into a great opportunity for families or groups of friends to get outside and play.”

Not an artist? Get down here to watch the artists work. You’ll even get to pick your favorite – a special prize goes to the fan favorite. “The artists also got to take time to talk with visitors about their technique and vision for their piece. It is a true community experience.”

Want to Go? Cost: $10 to reserve a drawing space; Free to visit Categories: Individuals: 12 and under. 13-17, or adult. Teams: up to four people of any age. When: March 26 & 27, 2022 Where: Greensboro Arboretum

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Barber Park 1500 Barber Park Dr. Bicentennial Garden 1105 Hobbs Rd. Bog Garden 1101 Hobbs Rd. Center City Park 200 N. Elm St. Country Park 3905 Nathanael Green Dr. Gateway Gardens 2800 E. Gate City Blvd. Greensboro Arboretum 401 Ashland Dr. Hester Park 3615 Deutzia St. Jaycee Park 3802 Jaycee Park Dr. Keeley Park 4100 Keeley Rd. Lake Brandt 5945 Lake Brandt Rd. Lake Higgins 4235 Hamburg Mill Rd. Lake Townsend 6332 Townsend Rd. Latham Park 905 Cridland Rd. LeBauer Park 208 N. Davie St. OUTDOOR FACILITIES

Basketball court - outdoor

Amphitheatre/stage Archery range

Baseball diamond

Bike repair zone

Bird sanctuary

Boat & kayak rentals

Botanical garden

Butterfly garden

Community garden Disc golf

Dog park

Accessible Park Feature

Price Park 1420 Price Park Dr.

*Accessible and Inclusive Parks. This icon indicates that an outdoor facility includes accessible and inclusive park features. *Accessible and Inclusive Feature. The purple square highlights which outdoor facility feature is an accessible park feature. The accessible and inclusive park feature is one that can be reasonably accessed by someone using a mobility device. An inclusive park feature is physically accessible by someone using a mobility device and has additional characteristics to make it more usable by individuals with varying abilities.

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Fishing pier

Fitness equipment

Historic exhibit

Mountain bike trails Pedal boats

Pentaque

Playground

Picnic shelter

Public art

Skate park

Soccer fields

Sprayground

Stand-up paddleboard rentals Tennis courts

Volleyball courts

Walking trails/Paved Path Wedding location

For a complete listing and information on all of our more than 100 neighborhood parks, gardens, and facilities please visit: www.gsoparksandrec.com

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INDOOR FACILITIES

Basketball court - outdoor Bocce

Art and music room

Community garden

Computer lab

Dance studio

Dog park

Fitness centers

Game room

Gymnasium

Horse shoes

Historic exhibit

Barber Park Event Center 1502 Barber Park Dr. Brown Recreation Center 302 E Vandalia Rd. Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center 1700 Orchard St. Craft Recreation Center 3911 Yanceyville St. David & Rachel Caldwell Histori- cal Center 3211 W Cornwallis Dr. Gateway Gardens Visitor Center 2800 E. Gate City Blvd. Glenwood Recreation Center 2010 Coliseum Blvd. Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie St. Greensboro Sportsplex 2400 16th St. Griffin Recreation Center 5301 Hilltop Rd. Leonard Recreation Center 6324 Ballinger Rd. Lewis Recreation Center 3110 Forest Lawn Dr. Lindley Recreation Center 2907 Springwood Dr. Peeler Recreation Center 1300 Sykes Ave. Simkins Sports Pavilion 1500 Barber Park Dr. Smith Active Adult Center 2401 Fairview St. Trotter Active Adult Center 3906 Betula St. Warnersville Recreation Center 601 Doak St. Windsor Recreation Center 1601 E. Gate City Blvd.

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Indoor soccer field

Inline roller rink Kitchen

Locker room

Meeting room

Performance space Playground

Pickleball courts

Picnic shelter Pool

Rehearsal space

Skate park

Stage

Tennis courts

Volleyball courts

Walking trails

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TRAILS & GREENWAYS

Miles

Mountains to Sea Trail Greenway

Natural Surface

Accessible

Difficulty*

Hike

Road Bike

Mountain Bike

7.5

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

9.3

Bicentennial Greenway

1.87

Downtown Greenway

4.13

Bald Eagle Trail

4.2

Blue Heron Trail

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Copperhead Trail

1.19

Crockett Trail

4.2

King Fisher Trail

3.25

Laurel Bluff Trail

3.25

Nat Greene Trail

2.3

Osprey Trail

4.25

Owls Roost Trail

1.59

Palmetto Trail

2.75

Piedmont Trail

3.51

Reedy Fork Trail

3.8

Townsend Trail

0.7

West House Trail

4.46

Wild Turkey Trail

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