Program Guide Summer 2024

An interactive guide to the Discover Greensboro Program Guide for Summer 2024


Copperhead Trail Country Park



Lindley Pool

OUTDOOR POOLS FREE Warnersville Pool - 601 Doak St. Weekends: May 25 to September 2, 11 am to 6 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: June 11 to August 30, 11 am to 7 pm Windsor Pool - 1601 E. Gate City Blvd. Weekends: May 25 to September 2, 11 am to 6 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: June 10 to August 30, 11 am to 7 pm. Lindley and Peeler pools will be closed for the 2024 season. All dates are subject to change.


Private Parties Schedule your private use of the sprayground for your child's birthday party or group event. For a fee, the sprayground can be reserved for your exclusive use from 9:30-11 am or 6-7:30 pm Mondays through Saturdays, and 11:30 am to 1 pm or 6-7:30 pm Sundays. Reserve your private party by calling 336-373-5888 or visiting To stay up-to-date on all aquatics happenings this summer, including pool and sprayground hours, visit our website at

FREE - $

Barber Park and Keeley Park spraygrounds operate Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Admission Free for individuals. $1 per person for organized groups with 10 or more people. Hours

Monday-Saturday 11 am to 5:30 pm Sunday

1-5:30 pm Locations Barber Park - 1500 Barber Park Dr. Keeley Park - 4100 Keeley Rd.

Discover GREENSBORO Discover Greensboro is your guide to all things Greensboro Parks and Recreation! The guide is published three times a year, January-May, June-August, and September-December. Discover Greensboro is available in print and online at 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.

To register online for programs and activities please go to




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

Donations can be made through the Greensboro Parks Foundation. For more information, please contact 336-373-5960.


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Country Park


Contents Welcome.................................................................. 1 Active Adult Programs.........................................4 Feature: Building Better Habitats.......................8 Youth Programs...................................................10 Adaptive & Inclusive Programs..........................13 Sports Programs .................................................14 Feature: Reimagining Gillespie..........................16 Activities...............................................................18 Outdoor Adventure..............................................22 Feature: Summer Starts Here............................24 Special Events.....................................................26 Summer Hits for Teens.......................................30 Outdoor Facilities................................................32 Indoor Facilities..................................................34 Trails. ................................................................... 36


fellowship while having fun and making new friends. Glenwood Rec Center Wednesdays | 6-8:45 pm 336-373-2929 BOOTCAMP FREE This 30-minute class has intervals of cardio and strength training for a total body workout. Smith Active Adult Center Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 pm 336-373-7564 CARING & SHARING CARD CLUB FREE Looking for some friendly competition? Join us each week for competitive games of Bid Whist and Pinochle. FREE This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting in a chair and is open to all abilities and levels. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Tuesdays | 10:30-11:15 am 336-373-7564 Trotter: • Thursdays | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm FREE Join Swann Chess Club Coordinator Carlton Cunningham and exercise your mind with an invigorating game of strategy. Trotter Active Adult Center 2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 5:30-7:30 pm 336-373-2927 FULL BODY AND STRENGTH CLASS FREE This 30-minute class helps increase Windsor Recreation Center Tuesdays | 9 am to 1 pm 336-373-5854 CHAIR YOGA 336-373-2927 CHESS CLUB

Lindley Recreation Center


AHOY EXERCISE CLASSES FREE “Adding Health to Our Years” with these low-impact aerobics classes. Brown, Griffin, Leonard, Lewis, Lindley, and Peeler Recreation Centers; Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Brown: • Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:15 am Glenwood: • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 9:15 am Griffin: • Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30 am Leonard: • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 10:30 am Lewis: • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 9:15 am Lindley: • Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30 am Peeler: • Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30 am Smith: • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays | 9:15 am • Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 pm Trotter: • Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays | 10:30 am • Wednesdays | 11:15 am BID WHIST FREE Are you 55 or older and love playing cards? Join us to play cards and

muscular strength to improve range of motion and balance using weights and rubber tubing for resistance. Smith Active Adult Center Tuesdays | 5:30-6 pm 336-373-7564 HULA HOOPING FREE This fun class incorporates dance and fluid movements to strengthen your core and back. Trotter Active Adult Center Saturdays | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm FREE Exercise, make new friends, and have fun all while learning the latest line dances. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: 336-373-2927 LINE DANCING

• Mondays | 4:15-5 pm • Fridays | 12:15-1 pm 336-373-7564 Trotter:

• Wednesdays | 1:30-2:15 pm • Thursdays | 1:30-2:15 pm • Fridays | 10-10:45 am 336-373-2927 PILATES FREE Help promote strength, stability, and flexibility with this Pilates class.

Programs for adults 50 years old and better. More info: or 336-373-7564.


gentle movements. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Mondays & Tuesdays | 12:30 pm 336-373-7564 Trotter: • Thursdays | 12:30 pm 336-373-2927 TAIROGA FREE 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 336-373-2927 Smith: • Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 pm 336-373-7564 TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) FREE Tools and programs for healthy living and weight management with exceptional group fellowship and participant recognition. Windsor and Lindley Recreation Centers Windsor: • Mondays | 6-7 pm 336-373-5845

Lindley: • Tuesdays | 6-7:15 pm 336-373-2930 YOGA ON THE MAT FREE 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 to 12:15 pm • Tuesdays | 4:30-5:15 pm • Wednesdays | 10:30-11:15 am • Thursdays | 10:30-11:15 am 336-373-2927 Smith: • Tuesdays | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm • Wednesdays | 12:45-1:30 pm • Thursdays | 4:30-5:15 pm 336-373-7564 ZUMBA FREE Join this high energy class that is a combination of dance and fitness moves performed to fun Latin inspired music. Trotter Active Adult Center Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 6:15 pm 336-373-2927

Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Mondays | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm • Tuesdays | 6:15-7:15 pm • Thursdays | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm • Fridays | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm 336-373-7564 Trotter: • Wednesdays | 4:30-5:30 pm • Thursdays | 6:15-7:15 pm 336-373-2927 SAIL BALANCE CLASS FREE Staying Active and Independent for Life class will help increase strength and balance and help reduce the chance of falling. Virtual via Zoom - Mondays & Wednesdays | 9:15 10 am 336-373-7564 FREE Calling all seasoned cooks! Come share your favorite homemade dishes and recipes and maybe even learn some new ones! Warnersville Recreation Center 1st & 3rd Thursdays beginning August 2024 | 10 am to 12 noon In partnership with nonprofit Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology, we offer technology classes for adults who do not have access to a computer and need help with basic computer and internet skills. Trotter Active Adult Center Thursdays | 10 am to 12 noon Saturdays | 10 am to 12 noon 336-373-2927 TAI CHI FREE This class offers participants arthritis relief, fall prevention, and better balance through slow and SENIOR RECIPE SHARING CLUB 336-373-5871 SILVER TECH $$$

Smith Active Adult Center

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Smith Active Adult Center

Drop-In Programs & Aquatics


ACTIVE SWIM $$ Smith Active Adult Center • Mondays & Wednesdays Lap Swim: 8:30-10:30 am Open Swim: 2-4:30 pm • Tuesdays & Thursdays Lap Swim: 11 am to 1 pm Open Swim: 2-4:30 pm • Fridays Lap Swim: 9-10:30 am Open Swim: 3-4:30 pm ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUA PROGRAM Smith Active Adult Center Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays I 11-11:45 am $$$




Smith Active Adult Center Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:45 6:30 pm Saturdays | 9:15-10 am BASKETBALL FREE Trotter Active Adult Center Wednesdays & Fridays | 12 noon to 1:30 pm Fridays | 5:30-7:30 pm CORNHOLE FREE Smith: • Tuesdays | 1:30-2:30 pm Trotter: • Fridays | 1:30-2:30 pm

Smith Active Adult Center Mondays | 5:45-6:30 pm Saturdays | 10:15-11 am Saturdays | 11:15 am to 12 noon

Fridays | 1:15-2 pm Fridays | 2:15-3 pm TABLE TENNIS


Trotter: • Mondays & Wednesdays | 5-7:45 pm Smith: • Tuesdays | 10 am to 12 noon • Fridays | 5-7:45 pm • Saturdays | 10 am to 12:45 pm WATER AEROBICS $$ Smith Active Adult Center Advanced | Tuesday & Thursday | 9-9:45 am Beginner | Tuesday & Thursday | 10-10:45 am



Thrill seekers rejoice! Greensboro, High Point, and Guilford County are making it easy for you to find outdoor fun with the Piedmont Discovery mobile phone app. The free app for Android or Apple devices covers all public facilities owned by Gibsonville, Greensboro, Guilford County, High Point, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Stokesdale, and Summerfield, North Carolina. The app lets you explore destinations near you, sort trail information by type of terrain and level of difficulty, and get directions and links for additional information. You can use it to find unique park amenities, like cricket fields or campgrounds, at locations countywide. Download it now at: Adventure IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!



The Bog Garden


Building Better Habitats City of Greensboro adopts a new policy supporting native plants and invasive plant removal. At the urging of local residents and the Audubon Society, on March 5 the Greensboro City Council adopted a policy to promote the use of native plants and elimination of invasive plants at City-owned facilities, including parks. “We are really excited,” said Dr. S. Shree Dorestant, the City’s chief sustainability officer, who worked with local advocates to develop the policy. “We want our local residents and our supporters to feel like they are being heard.” Native plants help maintain, restore, and protect the health and biodiversity of local ecosystems, supporting native pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Native plants often require less maintenance, in addition to being part of the historical and cultural heritage of the community. Invasive plants disrupt the native ecosystems and displace native plants and animals. The policy prevents the City from planting species identified as invasive by the NC Native Plant Society and NC Invasive Plant. Nationally, the Audubon Society has been advocating for cities and towns to adopt policies and ordinances that encourage native plants. “These native plants are crucial for bird populations. If we don’t have native plants that support moths and caterpillar development - squishy little caterpillars - we would have no birds at all hardly,” said Jack Jezorek, board member of local chapter, the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society, who advocated for the new policy. “It

is important for municipalities like Greensboro to model proper environmental behavior, which means using native plants to support not only these insect populations, but also bird populations. It’s the web of life. It’s biodiversity. If you cut any of the strings in this web, bad things happen.” The policy is triggered when the City is installing new or replacement plant materials in outdoor landscaped areas of City-owned or maintained sites or facilities. It calls for the City to use at least 50 percent seeds and plants classified as native to North Carolina or the southeastern United States by 2025. In the near future, a native plant list specific to Guilford County will be developed. “We don’t have very much native plant representation in public spaces because we have been gardening a whole different way for 50 years,” said Robin Davis, a local Audubon Society board member who advocated for the policy. “The City can be such a leader and give residents and businesses new models to look at. It shows their support of the environment. We all like to talk about sustainability, but we need to take some action that moves the needle in the right direction.”


Matthew Hicks, the botanical gardens superintendent with Parks and Recreation, said native plants can be difficult to source. Many species popular in local gardens – including certain roses and daffodils – did not originate in the southeastern United States. But Hicks and Dorestant said there is value in planting species that thrive naturally in the local environment. They often require less maintenance, are more drought resistant, and need less fertilizer to thrive. Parks and Recreation has worked to eradicate invasive species in parks and had taken on efforts to bring in native plants. Hicks said the new Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex, for example, has been designed

intentionally with a high percentage of native plants. The policy does not apply to private property. It allows for non-native turf grass for athletic fields and lawns, edible plantings like fruit trees or vegetables, and species used for soil and water remediation, the feeding of zoo animals, or educational purposes at a botanical garden.

Learn More For more information, visit the NC Native Plant Society’s recommended species list and invasive list, or the USDA plants database.

Bicentenial Gardens



• Windsor | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 6:30-8:30 pm • Warnersville | Saturdays | 10 am to 2 pm • Windsor | Saturdays | 1-4 pm FIRST FRIDAY STORYTIME FREE Children will enjoy engaging through books, cheerful songs, playful movement, and lots of giggles with Mr. Pete - a local favorite with Greensboro Public Library. Stick around after story time and play at Woven Works Park's accessible playground features! Downtown Greenway | Woven Works Park Ages 0-10 | May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6 | 10:30-11 am 336-373-5826 GAME CHANGER FREE Sharpen your skills during basketball clinic hours. All skills and drills are taught by our coaches and staff. Leonard Recreation Center Ages 5-17 | Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 6-8:30 pm FREE Join our Girl Scout troop and go on adventures, learn life changing skills, and make new friends! Windsor Recreation Center Ages 6-14 | Saturdays | 9 am to 12 noon 336-373-5845 GREENSBORO CHESS CLUB FREE We welcome people of all ages to gather regularly to play and study chess on a social and competitive level. Lewis Recreation Center All Ages | Wednesdays | 6-9 pm 336-373-3330 GUILFORD COUNTY TOP TEENS OF AMERICA FREE 336-297-4889 GIRL SCOUTS

DELTA H FENCING FREE Class teaches youth and adults the sport of fencing. Participants learn how to fence in preparation for tournaments and non-competitive recreation. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 10+ | Mondays & Fridays | FREE With our friends at Art Alliance of Greensboro, join us for fun and creative art projects for all ages. Hands-on projects and demos will be led by professional instructors throughout the year. Xperience @ Caldcleugh All Ages | June 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2 | 5:30-7:30 pm 336-373-5881 FAMILY OPEN GYM FREE Come hoop with us! All youth and teen participants must have an adult with them during play and abide by the open gym policies posted onsite. Brown, Griffin, Lindley, Peeler, Windsor, and Warnersville Recreation Centers Ages 5-18 • Brown | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 6-9 pm • Griffin | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 6:30-8:30 pm • Lindley | Saturdays | 9 am to 12 noon • Peeler | Thursdays | 6-8 pm 6:30-8:30 pm 336-373-2929 FAMILY ART NIGHT

YOUTH Programs

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM $$ Program provides parents and guardians an affordable, fun, and educational opportunity for childcare during the school year. All Recreaton Centers Ages 5-12 | Mondays-Fridays | 2-6 pm 336-373-2558 BOYS BASKETBALL & MENTORING FREE Grab a ball, hit the court, and make new friends. Open play is lead by mentors from our diverse community. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 6-14 | Second & Last Saturday | 12 noon to 2 pm 336-373-5845 COUNSELOR IN TRAINING $$ The Counselor in Training (CIT) Program offers teens a chance to gain real work experience, service learning hours, and leadership skills. Recreation Centers Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors June 17-August 16 | 7:30 am to 6 pm

Hester Park


Teens learn about personal mission ownership, mental toughness, empowerment, networking, teamwork, and unity through positive mentoring. Griffin Recreation Center Ages 13-19 | Second Sundays | 2-5 pm 336-373-2928 KIDS NIGHT OUT FREE Have we got a fun Friday night planned for your kids! Drop them off for an evening of games, crafts, dinner, and a movie. Register online. Griffin Recreation Center Ages 5-12 | June 7 | 6-9 pm 336-373-2928 LEGACY OF HOPE FREE A safe space for young women to learn about resources to prevent succumbing to gang and criminal activity, delinquency in school, and low self-esteem. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 13-16 | Last Saturday | 12 noon to 4 pm 336-373-2929 LEGO BUILDERS CLUB FREE Come join the coolest club in town, LEGO Builders Club! This is an opportunity for creativity, design, and team building while having fun with LEGOs. Participants may bring their own or use supplies provided. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Ages 6-14 | Saturdays | 10 am to 12 noon 336-373-5881 MOUNTAIN BIKE MINI CAMP $$$$ Join our Mountain Bike Mini Camp to build upon already learned mountain biking skills and techniques, and put those skills to the test trails throughout Greensboro. Lake Higgins Ages 8-13 | August 5-9 | 8:30 am to

Programs for children and teens. Registration may be required. For more info visit

12:30 pm 336-373-2481 OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL FREE We invite players of all skill levels to drop in and play volleyball pick-up games. Griffin Recreation Center All Ages FREE Have you ever wanted to learn what JROTC is all about? Look no further. Join us Thursdays to learn JROTC skills and training. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 12-18 | Thursdays | 6-8 pm 336-373-5845 PRETTY GIRL MAFIA DANCE TEAM FREE Learn competitive Majorette dance routines, travel to competitions, and make new friends. Peeler Recreation Center Ages 4-18 | Mondays, Thursdays, & Saturdays June-August | 6:30 8:30 pm 336-373-5877 SATURDAY MORNING ART FREE Show your creative side while listening to music. Beginners and skilled artists alike are welcome. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 6-14 | Saturdays | 11 am to 12:30 pm 336-373-5845 FREE Working together to build stronger, healthier, competent leaders in our youth for a stronger community. Saturdays | 2-4:30 pm Sundays | 1-4:30 pm 336-373-2928 PARADE & DRILL STANDING IN THE GAP FOR YOUTH

Craft Recreation Center Ages 12-18 | Fridays | 6-8 pm


FREE Join the Greensboro Public Library for storytime at Country Park this summer! Young children will enjoy engaging book readings, cheerful songs, and playful movement in a scenic outdoor setting. Country Park All 0-6 | Wednesdays | 10-10:30 am 336-373-3648 STORYTIME AT GATEWAY FREE Join the Greensboro Public Library for children's storytime in our beautiful Gateway Gardens this summer! Children will enjoy engaging book readings, cheerful songs, and playful movement. Gateway Gardens All 0-6 | June 21, July 19, August 16 | 10-11 am Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for a story reading and garden demonstration. Brown Recreation Center Ages 0-5 | June 8, 22, July 6, 20 | 10-11:30 am 336-373-7757 STROLLER ROLLERS FREE Calling all caregivers with little ones! Join us with your kiddos in strollers for a walk (and roll) along the Downtown Greenway. Meet new people and explore the downtown area. Plan for 1-2 miles round trip, including a stop at family-friendly play spaces along the greenway. Continued on page 12 336-373-2558 STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN FREE


TEEN NIGHT @ THE REC FREE Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join us throughout the summer for activities including laser tag, glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, basketball, skating, and more. Recreation Centers Ages 13-17 | June 27, July 3, 12, 18, 24, August 8, 16 | 6:30-8:30 pm 336-373-7501 TEEN XTREME CAMP $$$$ This outdoor adventure camp is for teens that are ready to test their limits and try new things. Lake Higgins Ages 12-15 | June 17-21, July 8-12, July 22-26, July 15-19, July 29-August 2 | 8 am to 4 pm TIK-TALK GIRLS TALK FREE It's all about girl empowerment! We've got it all - conversation, music, crafts, and even a TikTok video creation session. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 13-17 | June 22 | 11 am to 1 pm 336-373-5854 WEDANZ $ WeDanz is a youth dance organization specializing in hip hop, majorette, jazz, pop, pom, and more. Children will learn the latest dances and techniques taught in studios all over the world. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 4-18 | Mondays | 6:15-8:45 pm 336-373-2929 WHAT’S GROWING ON?! FREE This 4-week program focuses on teaching kids about the characteristics of a garden, proper gardening techniques, and how to maintain your own garden. Brown Recreation Center Ages 6-11 | May 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6-7 pm 336-373-2920

YOUTH OPEN GYM FREE Come hoop with us! Open gym is available for youth and teens throughout the summer. Various locations. Ages 5-18 • Brown | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 6-9 pm • Craft | Wednesdays | 6:30-9 pm • Griffin | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 6:30-8:30 pm • Leonard | Saturdays | 11:30 am to 1:30 pm • Lindley | Saturdays | 9 am to 12 noon • Warnersville | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm Saturdays | 11 am to 4 pm • Windsor | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 6:30-8:30 pm Saturdays | 1-4 pm YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CAFE FREE The Women's Foundation of North Carolina provides free, healthy, and nutrious meals and snacks for kids throughout the school year. Warnersville Recreation Center Ages 4-18 | Mondays-Fridays beginning August 26 | 5:30-7 pm 336-373-5871 YOUTH FUN NIGHT FREE Grab your friends and come hang out at Windsor for a night full of games, art and crafts, music, and snacks. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 6-14 | 2nd & Last Fridays | FREE Open gym, board games, cooking classes, and trips for youth. Peeler Recreation Center Ages 10-17 | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays July-August | 6-8 pm 336-373-5877 6:30-8:30 pm 336-373-5845 YOUTH ZONE

YOUTH Programs

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LoFi Park All Ages | May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19

| 10-11:30 am 336-373-5826 SUMMER CHEER SKILLS CLINIC

$$ Get ready for fall cheer season with this 5-day cheer clinic focused on flexibility, flipping, and tumbling techniques. Registration runs May 6-24. Greensboro Sportsplex June 3-7 Ages 5-9 | 6-7 pm Ages 10-14 | 7:15-8:15 pm 336-373-2794 SUMMER DAY CAMP $$$$ With ten locations throughout Greensboro, families love the convenience of our Recreation Center Camps. Each week is filled with activities including games, sports, wellness, outside time, environmental education, and more. Free lunch is served daily. All Recreation Centers Ages 5-12 | Monday-Friday | 7:30 am to 6 pm 336-373-2558 TEA TIME GIRLS MENTORING FREE Empower girls to learn essential life skills, financial literacy, peer support, and more! Peeler Recreation Center Ages 12-18 | Fridays | 6-8 pm 336-373-5877



Programs for individuals with disabilities. More info: or 336-373-2626.

Camp Joy

INCLUSION SERVICES Please notes all summer camps and programs offered by Greensboro Parks and Recreation can offer adaptions for individuals who need accomodations. Make sure to request inclusion services when you register so the department can better serve you. Requests should be made when you register for a program, camp, or event and at least two

weeks in advance of its start. This will allow us enough time to develop modifications and identify appropriate staff to have in place. Please note we do not provide one on-one services. Contact our Adative and Inclusive Recreation section at 336-373-2626 or via email at for additional questions.

ADAPTIVE PADDLING $ Offered in partnership with Get Outdoors Pedal and Paddle, this adaptive program is for individuals to learn paddling strokes and techniques. Registration is required. Lake Higgins Ages 18+ Experienced Paddlers Sessions | May 29, July 13, September 21 | 5:30-7 pm Skills Learning Sessions | June 22, August 14 | 10:30 am to 12 noon CAMP JOY $$$ If you have a family member 5 years old or older with a disability, Camp Joy is a great way to get an inclusive summer camp experience. Weekly sessions run June 20 to August 4 at Hagan-Stone Park. Enjoy arts and crafts, fishing, daily swimming, and a camp talent show. Blended Mobility Week is for people with physical disabilities. This camp is open for individuals of any ability. Hagan-Stone Park Ages 5+ | M-F | 9 am to 3 pm

Keeley Park Trail


safety, correct fundamental skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and positive body image. Participants will learn socialization skills and a positive body image from adult role models and coaches. Various Locations Ages 5-13 | Weekly | August November R.E.D. ZONE FOOTBALL CAMP FREE Want to get in shape for the season? This camp is designed for players who have registered for the R.E.D. Zone youth tackle football program. The camp will concentrate on fundamentals, conditioning, and learning the game of football to get players ready for the fall season. Camp is free for players registered for fall 2024 football. Location TBA Ages 7-12 | July 22-25 | 6-8 pm SPORTSPLEX OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL $ Challenge friends or meet new opponents in friendly matches. With a minimum of two courts available, there's plenty of space for everyone to showcase their skills and enjoy the game. Greensboro Sportsplex Ages 14+ | Monday-Friday | 3-10 pm | Saturdays | 12-6 pm START SMART FOOTBALL $$ The Start Smart program prepares children ages 3-5 and their parents for organized sports in a gentle, welcoming, and positive environment. Ages 3-5 | Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays | July-August | 6-7 pm

R.E.D. Zone players. Location TBA Ages 7-12 | May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6-8 pm GAME CHANGERS $ Come sharpen your basketball skills during our basketball clinic hours. All skills and drills are planned and taught by our host of coaches and staff. Leonard Recreation Center Ages 4-18 | Tuesdays & Wednesdays beginning June 4 | 6:30-8:30 pm 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 and abilities. Gillespie Golf Course All Ages | Daily | 8:30 am to 5 pm 336-373-5850 $$$$ The Rowing Center teaches adults and youth how to scull in single-, double-, or four-person boats for exercise and competition. Sign up at Lake Higgins Youth and Adult | Weekly R.E.D. ZONE FOOTBALL AND CHEER $$ R.E.D. ZONE Football and Cheer programs are a joint Greensboro, High Point, and Thomasville program. It promotes recreation, education, and development to provide a positive opportunity for youth ages 5-13 to participate on an organized team and structured activity during the fall season. Activities emphasize NORTH CAROLINA ROWING CENTER


ADULT CO-ED KICKBALL $$$$ The fall co-ed kickball program is designed to provide all adults, ages 18+, the opportunity to participate in a fun, safe, and enjoyable physical activity. Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | August-October The fall softball program is designed to provide all adults, ages 18+, the opportunity to participate in a fun, safe, and enjoyable physical activity . Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | August-October ADULT SUMMER CO-ED BASKETBALL 5v5 leagues will be offered for men ages 18+, and 3v3 leagues will be offered for women ages 18+. Individuals interested in joining the men's leagues who do not have a team may join the Free Agent List. Greensboro Sportsplex 18+ | June 10-August 8 | 6:30 8:30 pm FOOTBALL CONDITIONING CLINIC $ Get ready for the fall R.E.D. Zone football season with this skills and conditioning clinic open to all players. Free for players enrolled in R.E.D. Zone Football. $30 for non $$$$ $$$$ ADULT CO-ED, MEN'S MODIFIED, AND 45+ SOFTBALL

Greensboro offers opportunities for adults and kids to learn a sport with a team or as an individual. More info and registration:


SUMMER SKILLS CHEERLEADING CLINIC $ This five-day clinic focuses on flexibility, flipping, and tumbling techniques. Greensboro Sportsplex Ages 5-14 | June 3-7 | 6-8:30 pm TRIAD UNITED ROWING ASSOCIATION Adults and middle and high school youth learn to row as a team in boats of up to eight rowers for exercise and competition. Sign up online at www. Lake Brandt Youth and Adult | Weekly YOUTH BASEBALL $$ The fall baseball program uses practices and games to promote friendship, sportsmanship, proper mechanics, and basic fundamentals for youth baseball. Coaches encourage learning through drills, organized practices, and games. Various Locations Ages 5-15 | Weekly | August October YOUTH BASEBALL CLINICS $ Get ready for fall baseball with our summer clinics designed to focus on fundamentals of the game and playing. Various Locations Ages 9-11 | July 9, 10, 11 | 6-8 pm Ages 12-13 | July 16, 17, 18 | 6-8 pm $$$$

15 The Greensboro Sportsplex is excited to offer sport-specific clinics for ages 6-12. Each one of our clinics are $80 per participant and designed to encourage participation and enhance self-esteem while practicing sports skills, and learning healthy habits to last a lifetime. • SOCCER CLINIC: June 10-12 | 8 am to 12 noon | Greensboro Sportsplex • VOLLEYBALL CLINIC: July 15-17 | 5:30-7 pm | Greensboro Sportsplex • BASKETBALL CLINIC: August 5-7 | 8 am to 12 noon | Greensboro Sportsplex Register online. 15 SPORTS CLINICS Youth Youth ages 10-18 will learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, field hockey, pickleball, golf, and disc golf. Each clinic, $25 per participant, will provide skill development. Participants receive a piece of the sport’s equipment to take home. Register for any or all of these clinics. • LACROSSE CLINIC: June 1, 10, 17, 24 | 6-7:30 pm | Jefferson Elementary School Field • FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC: June 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6-7:30 pm | Leonard Recreation Center Ballfield • PICKLEBALL CLINIC: July 10, 17, 24, 31 | 10:30 am to 12 noon | Smith Community Park • GOLF CLINIC : July 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10:30 am to 12 noon | Gillespie Golf Course • DISC GOLF CLINIC : June 20, 27; July 11, 18 | 10:30 am to 12 noon | Barber Park Register online: SPORTS CLINICS Sportsplex

West Market Ballfields

Gillespie Golf Course


A pair of grants will support plans to revitalize the historic golf course. The Parks and Recreation Department has been working on a new master plan for Gillespie Golf Course. Now grants from two national organizations will support the improvement process. In February, the PGA of America REACH Foundation awarded the City a $250,000 Places to Play Spectator Championship Legacy Grant, offered in conjunction with the 2025 PGA Championship, which will be played at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club in May 2025. The foundation noted the course’s place in civil rights history in choosing it for this grant opportunity. In 1955, six Black men led by Dr. George Simkins played the course in defiance of the whites-only rules. The advocacy of the “Greensboro Six” led to the integration of the course.

“It’s a true honor to work alongside the City of Greensboro and the Carolinas PGA Section to elevate the historic Gillespie Golf Course through our Places to Play Program,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “Gillespie Golf Course is rich with history, by revitalizing key areas of the facility we will ensure that all members of the community can enjoy this game we love for generations to come. This will not only enable golf to be learned and enjoyed, but also help to show the importance and impact of breaking barriers to accessibility.” Also in February, Wyndham Rewards announced a call for artists for a $30,000 Greensboro Six mural it will fund on the First Tee - Central Carolina building at Gillespie. “The Greensboro Six didn’t just change the history of Gillespie Golf Course - they helped change the game of golf. With this mural, it’s our hope that we can honor their historic contributions while celebrating the vital role Gillespie continues to play in our community through the


work of First Tee,” said Ryan Wilson, CEO of First Tee - Central Carolina. Community members have been tapped to help choose the artists for the project. While Gillespie is a busy and beloved facility, with 48,000+ rounds of golf played there annually, the course and buildings are showing their age. In 2023, the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department began the process of creating a master plan that will make recommendations for future renovations and improvements to enhance user experience and create new opportunities at the course. Improvements may include a new banquet hall, inclusive miniature golf, an updated driving range, as well as a hole redesigns. The planning process, overseen by the McAdams consulting firm, will include extensive public engagement to ensure the renovations honor the course’s history and meet community needs into the future.



Coach Al Lowe Boxing Club, Lindley Recreation Center 12+ | Mondays-Thursdays | 2-9 pm 336-373-7999 CANDLEMAKING WORKSHOP $$$ We invite you to illuminate and create in this interactive candlemaking program that promises to ignite your artistic spark alongside a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for families, friends, and individuals. Looking for some friendly card playing competition? Join us each week for competitive games of Bid Whist and Pinochle. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 50+ | Tuesdays | 9 am to 1 pm 336-373-5845 CAROLINA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FREE Come learn more about the technical side of photography and exploring nature through the lens of a camera. Griffin Recreation Center 18+ | 2nd Monday | 6:30-8:30 pm 336-373-2928 FREE These classes prepare dancers for Chinese candle dancing ceremonies and festivals. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Wednesdays | 7-8:30 pm 336-373-2929 DANCE FLAVA WITH SHAYNA $ This high-energy class will get you up and moving, learning the latest Zumba moves all while improving your health. CHINESE FOLK AND CLASSICAL DANCE Downtown Greenway | Vigilance All Ages | July 21 | 4-6 pm 336-373-7999 CARING & SHARING CARD CLUB FREE


CLUBS & CLASSES Activities FREE Promote fun, fellowship, fitness, and friendship. Jumping rope, hula hooping, and doing hopscotch. Craft Recreation Center Ages 40+ | Tuesdays | 6:30-8 pm 336-373-2922 ADULT OPEN GYM FREE We invite players 18 years and older of all skill levels to drop in and play pick-up games of basketball. 18+ • Brown | Saturdays | 11 am to 4 pm • Craft | Fridays | 6:30-9 pm • Griffin | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 6:30-8:30 pm (open to families) Saturdays | 1-4 pm • Lindley | Tuesdays | 6:30-8:30 pm Saturdays | 1-4 pm • Peeler | Saturdays | 11 am to 1 pm • Warnersville | Mondays & Tuesdays | 6:30-8:30 pm • Windsor | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:30-8:30 pm Saturdays | 9 am to 1 pm ALMOND CONNECTION FREE Provides access to services for individuals with a criminal background to help them become self-sufficient and lift the stigmas associated with having a criminal background. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Saturdays | 9 am- 5 pm 336-379-0212 40+ DOUBLE DUTCH

Want to learn about various investment opportunities to help meet your financial and retirement goals? This just might be the group for you. Griffin Recreation Center 50+ | 3rd Saturday | 10 am to 12 noon FREE Audio Darts, also called darts for the blind, is a recreational event that serves the blind community. This competitive event uses “Audio Darts,” a variation of soft tipped darts, which visually impaired individuals toss to a dart board. This membership-based club practices and plays competitive badminton. All experience levels are welcome. Leonard Recreation Center All Ages Mondays & Fridays | 6:30-9:45 pm Saturdays | 2-4:45 pm 336-297-4889 BID WHIST CLUB FREE It is a trick-taking two-player whist game that you can play with joker plus trump. Bid whist is the ultimate competitive card game. Xperience @ Caldcleugh 50+ | Saturdays | 10 am to 2 pm 336-373-5881 BOXING $$ Have you aways wanted to learn more about boxing? Membership is available for training for individuals 12 and older. No boxing experience is needed. 336-373-2928 AUDIO DARTS Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Fridays | 6-8:30 pm 336-373-2929 BADMINTON CLUB FREE


policies, and safety measures. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | 2nd Monday | 7-8 pm 336-373-2929 FAMILY ART NIGHT FREE Come get creative with our friends at Art Alliance of Greensboro! Join us for fun and creative art projects for all ages. Hands-on projects and demos will be led by Art Alliance instructions throughout the year. Xperience @ Caldcleugh All Ages | June 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2 | 5:30-7:30 pm 336-373-5881 GEOCACHING 101 FREE Learn the basics of this "modern day treasure hunt" activity, and see how to find caches locally – and around the world! Downtown Greenway | Woven Works Park Ages 6-12 | June 3, September 4 | FREE We welcome players of all ages and skill levels to gather regularly to play and study chess on a social and competitive level. Lewis Recreation Center All Ages | Wednesdays | 7-9 pm 336-373-3330 KARATE $$-$$$ Karate is an excellent way for children and adults to learn self discipline, increase self awareness, and build self-esteem. Leonard, Lindley, Brown, and Lewis Recreation Centers All Ages • Leonard | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6-7 pm Mondays & Wednesdays | 7-8 pm • Lewis | Thursdays & Saturdays | 7-9 pm • Lindley | Mondays & Wednesdays | 5-6 pm 5:30-6:30 pm GREENSBORO CHESS CLUB

Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Tuesdays & Saturdays | 6:45 7:45 pm 336-373-2929 DANCEFUNKXION FITNESS $$ Discover the joy of movement while reaping the health benefits of exercise through dance. Griffin Recreation Center 18+ | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays | 6-7 pm 336-373-2928 DELTA H. FENCING $ The class teaches youth and adults the sport of fencing. Participants learn how to fence in preparation for tournaments and personal non-competitive recreation. Glenwood Recreation Center 10+ | Mondays & Fridays | 6:30-8:45 pm 336-373-2929 DOWNTOWN GREENWAY RUN & WALK CLUB FREE Join us every Thursday evening for a casual, social run or walk. The group typically covers 2-4 miles. All fitness abilities welcome. FREE Enjoy a guided walking tour of the 4-mile multi-use urban loop. Connect with our local history, nature, public art, and more! Downtown Greenway All Ages | May 18 | 9 am to 12 noon 336-373-5826 DURAFLO COMMUNITY WATCH FREE Get involved in your community today and join this community watch group that meets to discuss community programs, issues, group LoFi Park, Downtown Greenway All Ages | Thursdays | 6-7 pm 336-373-5826 DOWNTOWN GREENWAY WALKING TOURS

CLUBS & CLASSES Activities FREE Mahjong is a fun and entertaining game using tiles instead of cards. The purpose, somewhat like gin rummy, is to create a hand with a specific arrangement of suits and numbers. If you enjoy playing cards, chances are you will enjoy playing Mahjong as well. Leonard Recreation Center 18+ | Mondays & Thursdays | 6:15-8:30 pm FREE Love playing cornhole or just always wanted to learn? Be there Thursday evenings and play with other cornhole enthusiasts from around Greensboro. Craft Recreation Center 18+ | Thursdays | 7-9 pm 336-373-2922 MAHJONG 336-373-297-4889 MANLEY MANOR MONSTER CORNHOLE NAT GREENE FLY FISHERS FREE Learn the trends and tricks to all things fly fishing. Leonard Recreation Center 3rd Tuesdays | 7-9 pm 336-297-4889 OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL FREE We invite players of all skill levels to drop in and play pick-up games of volleyball. Griffin Recreation Center All Ages

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friendly matches. Open Play runs Monday through Friday, offering plenty of opportunities to hoop it up after school or work. Early birds enjoy a special rate of $5 before 4 pm, and $6 after 4 pm. Call for availability. Greensboro Sportsplex 18+ | Monday-Friday | 3-9 pm 336-373-3272 $ Grab your racket and challenge friends or meet new opponents in these friendly rounds of play. Open play runs Monday through Friday, offering plenty of opportunities to get moving throughout the week. Play is $2 per person. Call for availability. Greensboro Sportsplex 18+ | Monday-Friday | 10 am to 2 pm 336-373-3272 SPORTSPLEX OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL

SEWING SISTAS FREE Grab your needle and thread and join us for time to sew and quilt with others. Get inspiration from one another. Windsor Recreation Center 18+ | Mondays & Thursdays | 9 am to 1 pm 336-373-5854 SPEED FRIENDING FREE Join us for "Speed Friending," a casual and fun way to expand your social circle! Designed to spark creative conversations and reduce the anxiety of meeting people, this evening event will help you see that new friendships can be just a simple

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OPEN GYM BASKETBALL FREE We invite players ages 18+, of all skill levels, to drop in and play pick up games of basketball. Windsor Recreation Center 18+ | Weekdays | 10 am to 1 pm OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL FREE We invite players of all skill levels to drop in and play pick-up games of pickleball in an outdoor setting. Smith Community Park and Lake Daniel Park All Ages | Daily | Dawn to Dusk PURPLE DEK REIGN HOCKEY FREE Looking for a new way to exercise, meet new people, and play a sport not offered anywhere else with the Triad? Then look no further and join us for indoor hockey each week. Craft Recreation Center 18+ | Mondays | 7-9 pm 336-373-2922 RHYTHMIC ELEGANCE - DETROIT URBAN BALLROOM CLASSES $ 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 @ Caldcleugh 21+ | Saturdays | 11 am to 1 pm 336-373-5881

"Hey!" and a question away. Downtown Greenway | Lofi Park 18+ | July 12 | 6-8 pm 336-373-5826

SPORTSPLEX OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL $ Bring your A-game and challenge friends or meet new opponents in

Recreation Center Directory • Brown: 302 E. Vandalia Rd. | 336-373-2920 • Craft: 3911 Yanceyville St. | 336-373-2922 • Glenwood: 2010 Coliseum Blvd. | 336-373-2929 • Griffin: 5301 Hilltop Rd. | 336-373-2928 • Leonard: 6324 Ballinger Rd. | 336-297-4889 • Lewis: 3110 Forest Lawn Dr. | 336-373-3330 • Lindley: 2907 Springwood Dr. | 336-373-2930 • Peeler: 1300 Sykes Ave. | 336-373-5877

• Smith Active Adult: 2401 Fairview St. | 336-373-7564 • Trotter Active Adult: 3906 Betula St. | 336-373-2927 • Warnersville: 601 Doak St. | 336-373-5871 • Windsor: 1601 E. Gate City Blvd. | 336-373-5845 • Xperience @ Caldcleugh: 1700 Orchard St. | 336-373-7617


TUESDAYS AT THE TRAILHEAD FREE Free drop-in fitness classes on the beautiful Downtown Greenway in partnership with the Greensboro YMCA. Multiple types of classes offered. Morehead Park Trailhead All Ages | Tuesdays | May to September | 6-7 pm 336-373-5826 WOMEN EMPOWERMENT GROUP FREE The mission of this group is to empower women to be strong and confident while making meaningful connections with other women in the community. Griffin Recreation Center 18+ | Thursdays | 6:30-8:30 pm 336-373-2928 YOGA FREE Grab your mat and join us to relax and feel the benefits from stretching muscles and body parts, improving flexibility, relieving stress, improving balance and breathing techniques. Craft Recreation Center 18+ | Wednesdays | 6-7 pm 336-373-2922

TRIAD OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY FREE Photographers are invited to join local photographer John Poer in sharing the love of outdoor photography. Learn tips and tricks for capturing high quality photos outdoors. Leonard Recreation Center All Ages | 1st Thursday | 7-9 pm FREE Come together to learn tips and tricks of woodturning! No experience is required. Leonard Recreation Center 18+ | 2nd Tuesday | 6-9 pm 336-297-4889 TRI-CITY HUSTLERZ LINE DANCING $ Line dancing class teaches people of all skill levels choreographed dance moves created by a lead dance instructor for exercise and national dance conventions. Glenwood Recreation Centers Beginner Tuesdays | 6-9:30 pm Advanced Thursdays | 6-9:30 pm 336-373-2929 336-297-4889 TRIAD WOOD TURNERS

SWING PHI SWING SOCIAL FELLOWSHIP FREE Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc. ® supports women looking to achieve goals for personal and professional growth. Swing welcomes diversity, encourages individuality, and offers a haven for women who feel a strong connection with their ethnic heritage. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | 3rd Saturdays | 12 noon to 4 pm 336-373-2929 T.O.P.S FREE T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management through exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Lindley and Windsor Recreation Centers 18+ • Windsor: Mondays | 5:30-7 pm 336-373-5854 • Lindley: Tuesdays | 6-7:15 pm 336-373-3330 TOTAL BODY DANCE FREE Fitness for adults that includes a heart pumping total body workout. Lewis Recreation Center 18+ | Mondays | 7-8 pm 336-373-3330

Bicentennial Gardens


OUTDOORS Activities

Lake Townsend

and perhaps a new hobby - as you identify birds based on their size, colors, sounds, habitats, and more. Downtown Greenway | Morehead Park Trailhead All Ages | May 1 | 5:30-6:30 pm BIG BASS BATTLE $$ Year-long tournament at Greensboro lakes. Sponsored by Fisherman’s Cove. The monthly winner receives a Big Bass Battle T-shirt and entry into the championship fish-off. Lake Higgins, Lake Brandt, and Lake Townsend 16+ | January-December BOCCE BALL FREE Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played lawn games in the world. Smith Community Park All Ages BOAT RENTALS Come experience our City lakes from the water! Rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and sailboats. Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, Lake Townsend Ages 9+ | May-September COLORING THERAPY Connect with nature, reset your mind, and bring out your inner artist! Elevate your coloring game with $ FREE

guided instruction by local artist, Darlene McClinton, who will share introductory techniques on blending, shading, color-mixing, and more - with crayons, colored pencils, and pastels. Downtown Greenway | Morehead Park All Ages | May 19 | 1-3 pm FISHING $ Fish species vary by location. Everyone over the age of 16 needs a NC State fishing license. Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, Lake Townsend, Country Park, Keeley Park, and Hester Park All Ages GEOCACHING 101 FREE Learn the basics of this "modern day treasure hunt" activity, and see how to find caches locally – and around the world! Downtown Greenway | Woven Works Park Ages 6-12 | June 3, September 4 | FREE Beginner instruction for children and adults includes how to identify the appropriate size bike to ride, how to replace the chain, repair a flat tire, and learn to ride on the trails. Various trail locations Ages 6+ | Summer 2024 Dates TBA 5:30-6:30 pm GREENSBORO MOUNTAIN BIKING EXPERIENCE


$ Offered in partnership with Get Outdoors Pedal and Paddle, this adaptive program is for individuals to enjoy time on the water with no formal instruction. Must have taken Intro to Adaptive Paddling to participate. Registration is required. Lake Higgins All Ages | June 10, July 15, August 19, September 9 | 10:30 am to 12 noon ALL ABOUT LAVENDER FREE Join us as we learn about the many wonders of lavender from local experts who farm, cook, and create with this versatile herb. From the long list of culinary uses, to the health benefits, to fun crafts for the kids this event is open to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of one of the many edible plants growing along the Downtown Greenway. Downtown Greenway | Freedom Cornerstone All Ages | June 29 | 3-5 pm BEGINNER BIRDING WALK FREE Join the Piedmont Bird Club for a leisurely walk through Morehead Park to learn all about the basics of birding. Gain valuable knowledge -


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