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SUMMER-Salisbury Parks and Recreation

Salisbury City Parks and Recreation schedule for the summer includes a fishing derby, camps and classes.
5th Annual Middle School Prom ó Students get to dress up and enjoy dancing, eating and socializing with other middle school students. Purchase tickets in advance at Miller Center or City Park Center. No tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Miller Center for more information.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 6-10 p.m.; $10 per person; City Park Center.
SPRD and Kiwanis Junior Open (USTA Sanctioned). Instructor Alan Singerman, head referee.
This USTA sanctioned junior singles and doubles tennis tournament is for boys and girls 18-under, 16-under, 14-under, 12-under and 10-under. Each player is guaranteed two matches for singles play. Doubles play is single elimination. Must be USTA members to enter.
Registration is only accepted online at www.nctennis.com; tournament ID 703910011. Entry deadline, June 13 by 11:59 p.m.
Tournament dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-19, City Park Tennis Complex; $28 for one event, $33 for two events
Kids Fishing Derby at the Salisbury Community Park ó Kids are invited to come out and fish to win fun prizes during this annual fishing derby hosted by Salisbury Parks and Recreation.
Date: June 25, 9 a.m., 11 a.m.; no charge; Salisbury Community Park Lake .
14th Annual Run/Walk for the Greenway 5K and Half Mile Fun Run on the Salisbury Greenway ó This annual 5K race takes place on a certified 3.1 mile course that follows a portion of the Salisbury Greenway. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a dry-fit T-shirt. There are 12 age divisions. All proceeds benefit the Salisbury Greenway. The half- mile Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m. for children 12-under and 8-under.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 8 a.m.; $20 preńregistration by July 21; $25 day of race, starting at 7 a.m.; $5 and $10 Fun Run; Knox Middle School-Salisbury Greenway
Summer specialty camps for youth
Basketball camp ó Instructor Lola Jones-Baker. This is a basketball skill development program that will help participants build the necessary skills needed for the game of basketball. Staff includes local college and high school players.
Dates: Monday-Friday, May 23-27; 6-8 p.m. Resident cost, $30; non-resident cost, $60; Hall Gym.
Super Summertime Camp at City Park Center and Super Summertime Camp at Miller Center ó Join us for 10 weeks of summer camp for youth ages 5-12. Both camps offer educational and recreational activities, arts and crafts, swimming, games, team building and field trips. Breakfast and lunch is provided. View our Parent/Participant Information guide at: www.salisburync.gov/pkrec
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13-Aug. 19, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Resident cost: $65 per week; non-resident cost: $130 a week. Registration at both locations, City Park Center and Miller Center.
Jr. Counselors ó City Park Center and Miller Center provide a junior counselor program for youth ages 13-17 to gain knowledge and learn the principles of leadership and responsibility. Candidates must submit application at center by May 27 and must maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA (C+ or better) with report card documentation. This is a non-paid position.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13-Aug. 24; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Resident cost, $35 per week; non-resident cost, $70 per week, City Park Center and Miller Center .
Martial Arts Camp at City Park Center ó Instructor, Larry Dillingham, 4th DBBS. Five days of martial arts from world class instructor and Sensei Larry Dillingham. Get a taste of one of the fastest growing Japanese Okinawa Karate skills.
Dates: Monday-Friday; Camp I: June 20-24; Camp II: July 18-22; Camp III: Aug. 8-12; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $50 per week (lunch is provided); City Park Center.
Scrapbooking Camp (ages 8 and up) ó Instructor Westina Kennedy. Children will create a 12-month scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; $40; Miller Center.
Softball Camp (girls ages 8-14) ó Instructor Elizabeth Clarke. This fast pitch camp will include instruction in pitching, hitting, fielding and base running. Campers will participate in skill development sessions as well as live game instruction.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 9 a.m-1 p.m. Resident cost, $40; non-resident, $80. Salisbury Community Park.
Football Camp (boys ages 7-13) ó Instructor Steve Williams. Football camp with Steve Williams, Joe Nixon, Tim Dixon and 3A three-time defending State Champion West Rowan Falcons. Instruction will be given on all aspects of the sports of football. Camp staff will include local college and high school players.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon. Resident cost, $40; non-resident, $80. Hall Gym.
Summer Tennis Camp for Juniors ó Instructor Jack Thompson, PTR Master Pro. An in- depth camp covering the fundamentals of stroke production for children ages 6-12. Come learn from the teacher identified by Tennis magazine as one of the best in the country. Lunch is provided.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24 at Civic Center Aug. 1-5 at City Park; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $125.
Cheer Camp
Come to Miller Center for a week of cheerleading camp. This will feature fun for girls to learn fundamental cheerleading skills, techniques and routines.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $40; on-resident, $80. Miller Center.
UFC Mixed Martial Arts Camp ó Instructor, Rodney Wallace. Have you ever wanted to get in shape, gain self-confidence, learn self defense, increase flexibility and have a great time? Join Rodney Wallace, professional UFC fighter at the Home of Sho Huff school for self defense.
Dates: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Week I: June 27-July 1; Week II: July 18-22. Resident cost, $45; non-resident, $90. Civic Center.
NBA Babies Basketball Camp (boys and girls ages 4-7) ó Lace up those shoes and come learn the basic fundamentals of basketball. Campers will participate in skill development sessions as well as live game instruction.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $40; non-resident cost, $80. Camp held at Hall Gym (register at Miller Center)
Bowling Camp (ages 7-16) óInstructor, Chuck Powers. This program will provide an instructional approach to new bowlers as well as experienced players.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Resident cost, $30; non-resident, $60. Woodleaf Lanes.
Art, Music and Movement Camp (ages 5-12) ó Come enjoy a full week of exploring with music, art and movement. Professional instruction offered by the Waterworks Visual Arts, Salisbury Symphony and trained dance instructors. Scholarships may be available. Call 704-216-2712 for details.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $120. Miller Center.
Card Making Camp (ages 8 and up) ó Instructor: Westina Kennedy. Come spend the week creating beautiful greeting cards to send to family and friends. Learn how to turn paper into other beautiful, useful crafts.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost, $40. Miller Center.
Soccer Camp ó Instructor: Drew Griffith, four time All State in high school. This soccer skill development camp will help your child develop the necessary skills needed for the game of soccer. Camp assistants are Salisbury High School All County Conference/All State standouts and UNCG soccer standouts.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15; 9 a.m.-noon. Resident cost: $40; non-resident, $80. Salisbury Community Park.
Cheerleading Camp (first-eighth grades) ó Instructor Jennifer Stamp will teach you some amazing skills that will help you with your cheerleading career. Learn jumps, counts, drills, dance techniques, stunt techniques and more.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15; 9 a.m.-noon. Resident cost, $50; non-resident, $100. City Park Center.
Baseball Camp at Salisbury Community Park (ages 8-13) óInstructor, Justin Morgan (former Radford University player). Instruction will be given on pitching, hitting, fielding and base running. Campers will participate in skill development sessions and live game instruction. Camp staff will include local college and high school players.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15; 9 a.m.-noon. Resident cost, $40, non-resident, $80. Salisbury Community Park
Summer Dance Camp (ages 8-13) ó Instructor, Chelsea Rehak. This is the fifth year of dance camp in Salisbury. This is a fun-filled week of learning, creativity and fun. Lunch is provided.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $65. Miller Center
Basketball Camp ó Instructor, Paul Blaire. This basketball skill development camp is a program that will help your child develop all the necessary skills for the games of basketball. Camp staff will include local college and high school players.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-21; 9 a.m.-noon. Resident cost, $30; non-resident, $60. Hall Gym.
Cheer Camp II ó Donít miss out on the second week of cheerleading camp. This will be another fun camp for girls interested in cheerleading.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $40; non-resident, $80. Miller Center.
Boot Camp in the Park (ages 10-16) ó Instructor, Rodney Wallace. This outdoor extreme fitness camp will focus on all levels of exercise. Participants will learn strength and cardio strategies while enjoying many different elements of exercise in an outdoor environment. Bring a water bottle and towel. Lunch is provided.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $45; non-resident, $90. Civic Center.
Volleyball Camp (girls ages 7-13) ó Instructor, Desi Pampuch. Instruction will be given on passing, hitting and setting. Campers will participate in skill development sessions as well as live game instruction.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $40; non-resident, $80. Hall Gym.
Wrestling Camp at Hall Gym (boys ages 6-14) ó Instructor, Rowan County Wrestling Association. Instruction will be given on all aspects of the sport of wrestling. This is a camp for the beginner or experienced wrestler. Camp staff includes local college and high school players.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $40; non-resident, $80. Hall Gym.
Golf Camp (boys and girls ages 9-14) ó Instructors will teach fundamentals and ethics in all areas of golf. Participants will play par 3s, hit at a driving range and work on putting. Participants must bring their own golf clubs and lunch.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $60; non-resident, $120. Hall Gym.
Speed and Agility Camp at City Park Center (ages 8-15) óInstructor, Adrian Gantt. City Park is offering a speed and agility camp to increase your quickness and strength that will benefit you in any sport you play. Work hard and play better. Participants need to come dressed in weather appropriate workout gear, tennis shoes and a water bottle.
Dates, Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon. Resident cost, $40; non-resident, $80. City Park Center.
NBA Babies Basketball Camp (boys and girls ages 4-7) ó Kids will learn the basic fundamentals and rules of basketball. Campers will participate in skill development sessions and live game instruction.
Dates: Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Resident cost, $40, non-resident, $80. Camp held at Hall Gym (register at Miller Center).
Hip Hop Dance Camp (ages 12 and up) Instructor, Chelsea Rehak. Come spend the week learning the ins and outs of being a hip hop dancer.
Dates: Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $65. Miller Center
Outdoor Adventure Camp at Salisbury Community Park ó The camp is designed for participants to be safely introduced to outdoor adventure and receive an environmental education. Space is limited to 12 campers per week for ages 8-11 with lunch provided.
Dates: Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5; general cost, $20. Salisbury Community Park (drop off at Civic Center).
Little Dancerís Camp (ages 5-7) ó Instructor, Chelsea Rehak. Letís Dance! This half-day camp will offer campers the basics in dance. They will learn new moves, styles of dance and dance terms.
Dates: Monday-Friday, Aug. 8-12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost, $35. Miller Center.
Acoustic Guitar Camp (ages 10-18) ó Instructor, Sam Havens. Get a crash course in the basics of acoustic guitar playing. Allow this classically trained and published musician to teach you a thing or two. The camp will be packed with strumming, cord changes, finger style and theory.
Dates: Monday-Friday, Aug. 8-12, 1:-4 p.m. Cost, $100. City Park Center.
Back to School Camp óCome spend your last two days of freedom before school begins at City Park or Miller Centerís back to school camp. There will be games, activities, crafts, field trips and more.
Dates: Monday-Wed., Aug. 22-24, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Resident cost, $45; non-resident, $90. City Park Center or Miller Center
Lincoln Pool
Come mark the beginning of the summer vacation at the grand opening of Lincoln Pool. Bring sunscreen and towel for some fun in the sun. Enter for a chance to win a one-month pool pass.
Date: Saturday, June 11, 1-5 p.m. Cost, $1, 17 and under; $2, 18 and older.
End of School Year Pool Party for Teens ó Teenagers come to Lincoln Pool for an end-of-the- school-year celebration with friends. There will be water games, music and refreshments. Have fun in a safe environment and win prizes.
Date, Friday, June 17, 5-8 p.m. Cost, $3.
Swimming Lessons I & II (ages 6-14) ó Learn various strokes, water safety issues, breathing techniques and more.
Day(s): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon.
Dates: Session I: June 18-July 9 (ages 6-11); Session II: July 16-Aug. 2 (ages 12 and up). Resident cost, $16 per session; non-resident, $32 per session. Lincoln Pool
Lincoln Pool operating hours ó June 11-Aug. 21. Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-6 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Resident cost, $1 youth, $2 adult (18 and over). Monthly passes: $20, youth (17 and under); $30, adult (18 and older).
Playground program
Come to Jersey City, Cannon, Long Street or Lincoln Park for fun games, crafts and more. Lunch is provided through the Summer Lunch Program. This program is for youth ages 5-17.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13-Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. No charge.
Youth programs
Teen Time at the Rec óTeens, are you ready for some good times with friends on Saturdays? Bring your friend to Miller Recreation Center for some sports, board and video games.
Dates: Saturdays, through Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Miller Center. No charge.
Youth Spelling Bee (ages 12-18) ó Exercise your brain power. Receive the word list with paid registration. Be a spelling bee champion.
Registration through June 17. Spelling Bee on Saturday, Aug. 13, $5. Miller Center
Middle School Dance óCome celebrate the end of another school year. This dance is for middle school students only. Honor roll students get a discount with a report card. All-A honor roll students get in free. Purchase tickets in advance. No tickets sold at the door.
Date: Friday, June 10, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Resident cost, $4, non-resident, $8. Miller Center.
Girlís Spa Day ó Young girls are invited to Miller Center for a fun day of painting nails, playing makeup and other sorts of girly stuff. Spend a fun day in your very own girlís spa.
Date: Monday, June 20 and July 11, 12:30-1 p.m. Resident cost, $3; non-resident, $6. Miller Center.
Tuesdays at the Garden óInstructor. Carole Massey. Join us at the West End Community Garden for fun activities led by the Master Gardeners. Each week will include a different educational and fun activity related to gardening. Call Miller Center to register.
Dates: Tuesdays, June 28-Aug. 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. West End Community Garden. No charge.
T-shirt Creation ó Instructor: April Butler. Tots will stamp, finger paint, cut, fringe and add rhinestones to create a T-shirt of their own. Bring a white T-shirt to the class.
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Resident cost, $3; non-resident, $6. Civic Center.
Paper Mache (ages 8-11) óThe basic principle of papier-ma^cheĄ is the making of three dimensional objects out of paper pulp. We will use pieces of paper, wet paste and other textures to sculpt a creation. Once dry, we will finish the sculpture with paint.
Date: Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost, $12. City Park Center
Candy Bar Bingo ó Summer is here and itís time to be outside. Join us at Cannon Park for bingo. Invite an older brother or sister to come and help.
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m.-noon. Cannon Park No charge.
Clothes Pin Dolls (ages 5+) óMake clothes pin dolls and accessories. Put your imagination to use as you create with materials that can be found in every home. All materials are provided.
Date: Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $6. City Park Center
Please register no later than one week in advance for all classes!
Cheerleading with Jennifer (ages 5-12) ó Jennifer will teach jumps, counts, motion technique and exercises, cheers and chants, dance counts, skills, drills, strength, stunt techniques, dance techniques and jump improvements.
Date: Monday, beginning Aug. 1, 6-7 p.m. (beginner); 7-8 p.m. (intermediate). Resident cost, $50 per month; non-resident, $100 per month. City Park Center.
Teen Art Display (ages 12-19) ó We need your talents for the Teen Art Display. Art will be displayed at City Park Center from Aug. 1-5. Submissions may be dropped off at City Park July 25-29. Art must be framed with wire hanging on the back.
Dates: Monday-Saturday, Aug. 1-6. City Park Center
Dress Up Movie Night (ages 4 and up) ó Come dressed up as your favorite character or bring your favorite movie prop. Refreshments provided. The movie showing will be ěTanglesî (subject to change).
Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 5 p.m. Cost, $4. City Park Center.
Sidewalk Art (ages 18 and under) ó Instructor: Carolina Artists. This program will teach students to draw what they see, to enhance their drawings with their own ideas and concepts and to use different materials in creative ways. Students will learn to draw in a nurturing and fun environment.
Dates: Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 24-26. Aug. 24 (10 a.m.-noon); Aug. 25 (2-4 p.m.); Aug. 26 (6-8 p.m.). Resident cost: $5 per class; non-resident, cost: $10 per class. Civic Center
Book giveaways
For youth ages 5-17 at no charge.
Thursday, June 22, 10-11 a.m. at Cannon Park.
Thursday, July 21, 10-11 a.m. at Town Creek Park.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10-11 a.m. at Fairview Heights Park.
Park addresses
Cannon Park, 600 Park Ave.
City Park, 316 Lake Drive
Fairview Heights, Harrell Street
Forest Hills, 230 Grove St.
Greenway, Old Mocksville Road
Jersey City, 709 W. Kerr St.
Kelsey Scott, 1920 Wilkesboro Road
Lincoln Park/Pool, 110 Old Concord Road
Centennial Park, 604 Wiley Ave.
Long Street, 1515 N. Long St.
Morlan Park, 525 Carolina Blvd.
Oakland Heights, 1301 Longview Ave.
Towne Creek, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Family program
Fatherís Day Workshop (ages 7 and up) ó Instructor: Amy Brown. Dads love getting special gifts, too, and you can create him a special gift for Fatherís Day.
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 6-7 p.m. Resident cost, $6, non-resident, $12. Civic Center
Juneteenth Celebration at Kelsey Scott Park ó Bring your family to Kelsey Scott Park for a celebration of family and community. This event will begin with a parade and include special performances, guest speakers, games and vendors. Contact Sherry Hawthorne at 704-499-1882.
Date: Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Kelsey Scott Park. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Festival starts at 11 a.m.
Fun Time with Father ó Fathers, grab your children and bring them out for a fun time at the park. We will play games, do crafts and have lots of fun.
Date: Sunday, June 26, 4-6 p.m. Miller Center. Free.
Canine Care and Safety Class ó Instructor: Elaine Allman. Owning a dog is a commitment and a responsibility. Learn how to raise a happy, healthy dog. This class will teach the proper techniques on how to approach and pet dogs along with other safety instructions.
Date: Monday, Aug. 1; 10-11 a.m. Civic Center. Free.
Youth Tennis Day (ages 6-14) ó Instructors: Hannah and Alan Lebowitz. Youth are encouraged to join us for two free tennis lessons. The day will focus on tennis fundamentals and caring for clay courts. Lessons will be offered on an on going basis from June-August. Bring a water bottle.
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon. Civic Center tennis courts.
Youth Tennis Lessons (ages 6-14) ó Instructors: Hannah and Alan Lebowitz. Youth will enjoy learning the fundamentals of tennis and meet others with the same interests.
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21 through Aug. 11; 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ages 6-9); 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 10-14). Cost: $6 per lesson or $10 per week. Civic Center tennis courts.
Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (ages 9-14) ó This is a baseball competition for boys and girls where they will compete separately in hitting, pitching and running. For age groups 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Local winners will advance to the regional competition.
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m. Sports Complex. No charge.
Athletics
Basketball Skill Development ó Instructor: Paul Blaire. Boys and girls who play basketball and are looking for ways to better their game can join us and learn basic basketball drills and break off into team play.
Date: Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Resident cost, $5; non-resident cost, $10. Hall Gym.
Hersheyís Track and Field (ages 9-14) ó Track and field competition for boys and girls where they will compete separately in the meter dash, run, relay, standing long jump and softball throw. Local winners advance to regional competition.
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m. Knox Middle School. No charge
Learn Golf in the Park (ages 7-12) ó Join us at Oakland Heights Park and Kelsey Scott Park to learn how fun golf can be for kids.
Dates: Tuesday, June 21 at Oakland Heights; 10 a.m.-noon. Tuesday, July 19 at Kelsey Scott, 10 a.m.-noon.
No charge
NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (ages 8-15) ó This is a football competition for both boys and girls where they will be given the opportunity to show others how they can punt, pass and kick. Local winners will advance to the sectionals compete at a Carolina Panthers football game.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. Catawba College. Free.

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