Parks & Recreation Program Guide - Summer l 2023 - Henry County, VA
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A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Fellow Citizens: This summer program guide is packed full of activities for children, adults, families and seniors. We hope you enjoy looking through it and picking out your favorite ones and be sure to register early because some of them will fill up quickly. There are two big special events coming up over the next few months. The 15th Annual Smith River Fest will be taking place on Saturday, August 19 at the Smith River Sports Complex. There will be a lot of activities for all ages including; mud run, boat race, magic show, live music, food trucks, vendors, free river tubing, petting zoo, free river shuttles, bounce houses, rock climbing wall and more. The 3rd Annual Henry County Fair will take place on September 20 – 23 at Martinsville Speedway. There will be exciting rides, delicious fair food, fun prize games, petting zoo, ground shows and concerts! Thank you for your interest in Henry County Parks & Recreation, and have fun! Sincerely, Roger Adams, CPRP OFFICE INFORMATION Henry County Parks & Recreation Office Information Henry County Parks & Recreation is a member of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Henry County Parks and Recreation may be contacted, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at: PO Box 7 • Collinsville, VA 24078 Phone: 276.634.4640 • Fax: 276.634.4637• email: email@example.com HENRY COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION STAFF Roger Adams, CPRP Ashley Mundy Benny Luther Gary Gammons Ted Crowder Tonya Wilson Director Senior Services Coordinator Parks Manager Parks Maintenance Staff Parks Maintenance Staff Senior Services Assistant Daniel Reynolds Renee Wood Eric Martin Gary Rea Dylan McGuire Jason Williams Deputy Director Office Manager Assistant Parks Manager Parks Maintenance Staff Parks Maintenance Staff Parks Maintenance Staff
Classes Camps ROCKET BUILDING ART CAMP Build and launch your very own rocket in Jack Dalton Park. Space will be limited to 10 participants and class is for ages 9 and up. Children will participate in still life drawings, paintings, cartoons, abstract paintings and other forms of art. Pre-registration is required, camp is limited Date/Time July 25th • 9:30 am-12:00 pm to 20 participants. Camp will focus on creativity and expression through art Location: Jack Dalton Park Picnic Shelter and help young artists gain confidence in their art skills. Cost: $15.00 Date/Time: July 18th – 20th • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm KID’S GEOCACHING DAY Location: Henry County Recreation Center Geocaching is a fun outdoor adventure that gets kids out walking and exploring Cost: $35.00 county parks. Hiking applies to the search for “caches” left in the parks. Space is limited to 8 participants and is for ages 8 and up. EXPLORE CAMP Date/Time: June 27th • 9:00 am-12:00 pm Camp is designed to enjoy yourself and learning what you can do outside without Location: Henry County Administration Building being on a playing surface. Hiking, Fishing, Geocaching and a Water Gun battle Cost: $10.00 will all be involved in this outdoor camp. Participants will hike, fish, geocache and participate in a water day. Max 10 participants. CANOE DAY This is an introductory session for anyone wanting to find out what a flatwater Date/Time: June 6th – 9th • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm paddle is like. Canoes and kayaks will be available to try out. Space will be Location: Henry County Administration Building limited to 10 participants. Cost: $25.00 Date/Time: June 15th • 10:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir HIKING CAMP ***NEW*** Cost: FREE Explore some of the many trails within Henry County. All trails are considered moderate in difficulty and campers will visit Fieldale Trails, Gravely Park Trails TIE DYE DAY and Doe Run Park Trails. Come out and learn a few patterns to create your own Tie Dye shirt. Participants will need to bring their own white T-shirts and can dye more than Date/Time: July 26th - 28th • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm one shirt. Bring your own shirts, socks, hats, etc. Space is limited to 20 Location: Henry County Administration Building participants. Cost: $ 20.00 Date/Time June 28th /10:00 am – 11:00 am Location: Jack Dalton Shelter GOLF CAMP Cost: $10.00 Camp and instruction will be designed for the golfer who is looking to learn the basics of the golf swing. Never tried golf? No problem. Camp will offer an KIDS IN THE KITCHEN hour of instruction for anyone who has never touched a club. We will explore ways for kids to make smart and easy meals on their own, everything from planning the meal down to washing the dishes. Class will be Date/Time: June 23rd & July 21st • 9:00 am - 10:30 am limited to 10 participants and for kids ages 8-12 years old. Bring a container Location: Sports Complex Driving Range to take home samples. Cost: $15.00 per class Date/Time: July 5th - 7th • 10:00 am – 11:30 am MARTINSVILLE MUSTANGS BASEBALL CAMP Location: Henry County Recreation Center Cost: $35.00 Learn the basics of the game from some of the best college players in the country. Drills are designed to help every aspect of the game. INTRO TO ARCHERY Introduction to Archery is a hands-on two hour class that will provide basic Date/Time: June 26th - 29th (5-8 years old) knowledge of archery including archery equipment, shooting, and safety. Class July 24th - 27th (9-13 years old) is limited to 8 participants. Location: Hooker Field Cost: $125.00 Date/Time: July 17th • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Cost: Jack Dalton Park $10.00 BASKETBALL CAMP Basketball camp will give your basketball player the chance to work on some OUTDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT fundamentals of the game. Our Outdoor Scavenger hunt will take us from park to park as we search for clues that will lead us to our next location. Date/Time: TBD • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Henry County Recreation Center Date/Time: June 20th • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $25.00 Location: Various Parks (Bus leaves from Administration Building) Cost: $10.00 TENNIS CAMP Camp will focus on fundamentals while implementing fun drills and games KIDS FISHING DAY intended to peak a player's interest and motivation. Tennis is a great lifetime Come join us as we offer a beginners course to a sport that can be enjoyed for an entire lifetime. Participants will learn the very basics of fishing from baiting sport to introduce your kids to. a hook to casting on their own. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 participants. Dates/Time: June 12th-14th • 9:00 am - 11:30 am Location: Collinsville Jaycee Park Tennis Courts Date/Time: June 16th • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $50.00 Location: Riverview Park (Bus leaves from Administration Building) Cost: Free FOOTBALL CAMP Football Camp will give your player the chance to work on some football skills. CREEK CRAWL Explore the shallows of a local creek and find out what type of creatures live Dates/Time: June 19th-21st • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Magna Vista High School in the sand, mud and under rocks! Learn about the importance of macro invertebrates and their amazing life cycle. Be sure to wear boots or shoes you July 24th & 25th • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Bassett High School don’t mind getting wet and muddy. This program is great for all ages. Cost: Free Date/Time: June 21st • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm STEM CAMP Location: Lauren Mountain Nature Preserve Unlock your child’s brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM (Bus leaves from Administration Building) education. Guided by an elite 4-H tech STEM team, they will have fun, advance Cost: $10.00 their skills, fast with Scratch Coding, java and join a community of 500,000 aspiring innovators. Ages 8-12 years old. CHILDREN’S CRAFT CLASS Participants will decorate summer themed crafts. Space is limited to 10 children. Dates/Time: June 22nd • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Henry County Recreation Center Date/Time: June 5th • 10:00 am - 11:00 am Cost: $25.00 Location: Henry County Administration Building Cost: $10.00
Fitness Clubs MILES IN MARTINSVILLE Get up and get moving with the Miles in Martinsville Series and help HENRY COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB support Outreach Programs of the YMCA . There are distances for runners Looking to get into photography but not sure which way to of all levels from 5K to half marathon so sign up and support these great turn? Not sure what type of camera to buy? Not sure where to events and causes. Contact the Martinsville YMCA at 276.632.6427 or visit start. The Henry County Photography Club could be perfect www.milesinmartinsville.com to learn more! for you. Local photographers from novice to professional meet monthly for open discussion about photography. Come see some beautiful pictures taken throughout our area. Sovah Spring Run Challenge May 13th Membership is free. Please bring your camera and/or photographs to share with the group. More info on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/hcproamphoto or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Date/Time: First Monday of the Month @ 7:00 pm Location: Henry County Administration Building Cost: FREE BLUE RIDGE SKI AND OUTING CLUB If activities like hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, traveling, wake boarding, bowling and skiing sound fun to you, the Blue Ridge Ski and Outing Club could be just for you. The BRSOC is HELGRAMITE HUSTLE 5K MUD RUN ideal for anyone looking to have an outgoing and active Ready to Hustle? In this muddy 5k you will navigate a series of mud pits, lifestyle. Call Fran Brooks, Public Relations Director at (276) romp through a creek and there will be plenty of obstacles to climb over, 734.5296 or email email@example.com for information or climb under and crawl through. The Kids Mini Fun Mud Run will follow the visit the website at www.BRSOC.org. Like them on Facebook to race at 11:00am. Call HCPR @ 276.634.4640 for more information. find out more. Date/Time: August 19th / 11:00 am Location: Smith River Sport Complex PATRICK HENRY PATRIOTS RC CLUB Radio Control Model Aviators meet monthly to promote and Cost: $30.00 until August 4th encourage the Radio Control Model Aviation hobby. During $35.00 August 5th-18th warm months, the club meets at PATRIOTS R/C FIELD located $40.00 Race Day just beyond the Convenience Center on Jack Dalton Road. Kids Mini Fun Run at 12:00 pm - FREE New members are always welcome! Check them out on Facebook to find out more. RIVER RACE @ SMITH RIVER FEST Date/Time: Second Saturday of the Month @ 12:00 pm Race your kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard from the South Location: Henry County Administration Martinsville River Access to the Sports Complex. Competitors will be Building/Patriot Flying Field broken down into categories. NO INFLATABLES. Everyone racing must Cost: See club members for dues attend a safety briefing before the race. Shuttles will get you and your boat up to the South Martinsville Access point but you will need to register and drop your boat off at the Sports Complex. Drop your boat near the HENRY COUNTY BIKE CLUB river and register at the Henry County Parks and Recreation tent. Call Looking for a new activity that is great for you physically and HCPR at 276.634.4640 for more information. mentally? Joining the Henry County Bike Club could be the perfect way for you to get some exercise while letting the Date/Time: August 19th / 1:30 pm Race Begins wind blow through the vents in your helmet to get the cool 1:15 pm Mandatory Safety Meeting helmet hair! Our bike club is open to participants of all ages Location: Smith River Sports Complex and skill levels. Weekly rides and events can be found on their Cost: $20.00 per single entry website at http://henrycountybikeclub.com for more details $30.00 per tandem entry or contact Tommy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like them on Facebook to find out more. FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE THE RUN GARDEN Start thinking about forming your team for Flag Football this fall. This is Let The Run Garden help you create and stick to a plan, as a great sport to get some great exercise and hang out with your buddies. well as keep you accountable. You can also improve your Teams will consist of up to 18 players per team. Games will be played at running and stay injury-free with a gait analysis. Schedule one the Smith River Sports Complex. today by calling 276-250-1072, visiting http://www.therungarden.com or emailing Date/Time: Season begins in September email@example.com. Location: Sports Complex in Axton, VA
Special Events & Activities LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT Coaches and players can get into the Mustangs game for FREE if you are wearing your parks and recreation baseball/softball jersey. Date/Time: June 29th / TBA Location: Hooker Field Cost: Free wearing your Parks & Rec jersey BASSETT HIGHWAY 57 CRUISE-INS The Bassett Hwy 57 Cruise-In is an annual event on the third Saturday of each month from May-October with the purpose of promoting the Bassett community and Henry County while providing a safe family environment which appeals to car enthusiasts all ages. Time/Date: May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th 3:00 p.m - 7:00 pm Location: Downtown Bassett Cost: FREE GARDEN TO GO The Garden to Go program will give someone a chance to grow a personal size garden. Each kit will include tomato seeds, squash seeds, cucumber seeds and watermelon seeds. Each kit will also include a bucket and some dirt so everyone can get started right away. Time/Date: Available now Location: HCPR Office Cost: $20.00 Family Activities SMITH RIVER FEST - AUGUST 19TH Run, paddle and bike your way to fun at Smith River Fest! Held annually along the Smith River in Henry County, Virginia, this event is truly a celebration of all things associated with the Smith River and our great outdoors. Ride the river, browse vendors and challenge yourself in the Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run. The Smith River is 45 miles of scenic beauty flowing through our community from the base of Philpott Dam in Bassett, Virginia down to Eden, North Carolina where it meets the Dan River. Alongside the river and throughout Martinsville & Henry County are nearly 20 miles of shared-use trails that make up the Smith River Trail System. Paddlers will love the variety that the Smith River offers from calm floats to class I/II rapids. The festival is located at the Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg ***Is there a program, class, trip, etc that you Road in Axton, just off the Hwy 58 Bypass. Admission and parking are free! would like to see HCPR offer? Do you have an - Smith River Race (Awards given in the following categories) expertise in a certain area and want to teach it to • Racing Kayak 13’+ Male • Racing Kayak 13’+ Female other members of the community? Please send • Recreation Kayak 12’11’’ Male • Recreation Kayak 12’11” Female any suggestions to Daniel Reynolds at • Tandem Kayak • Solo Canoe Male firstname.lastname@example.org or 276.634.4645*** • Solo Canoe Female • Tandem Canoe • Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) - Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run “WHAT HAPPENED TO MY PROGRAM” Navigate a series of mud pits and a romp through the creek. There will be obstacles to climb over, crawl through, and HCPR holds off as long as possible, but sometimes excellent slide under. You don't want to miss the fun of the Helgramite programs have to be cancelled because participants wait Hustle! until the last minute to sign up. Each program needs a - Paddle Rentals and Demos & Fishing Demos - Live Entertainment and Fun minimum number of participants in order to run. So if a - Bicycle Loans and Demos program looks interesting, don’t hesitate and register - Food and Gear Vendors today!
Wednesday September 20 Carrie Brockwell Thursday September 21 Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band On The Border Friday CONCERTS September 22 BEGIN Colton Dixton @ 7 PM HENRY COUNTY RIDES GROUND SHOWS FAIR ANIMALS $5 GATE ADMISSION For more information call 276-634-4640 or visit HenryCountyVAFair.com
50+ Club HENRY COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAM... SENIOR SUMMER BOWLING LEAGUE Connecting Seniors through Fellowship, Fitness & Fun! The Senior Summer Bowling League is open to all adults age 50 and above. The senior bowling league is designed to be fun and allow for seniors to get The Summer 2023 publication contains the most recent scheduled activities some exercise. Beginners as well as experienced bowlers are welcome. and programs available to seniors in the Henry County area. The program Pre-registration is required to bowl. For additional information or to pre- guide is available to any senior adult interested in receiving a copy by mail register, please call 276-632-6060 or 276-634-4644. Registration ends when or email. To request a copy call Senior Services at 276-634-4644 or email teams are filled. email@example.com. Time/Days: Wednesday - 9:15 a.m. (beginning May 3, 2023) SENIOR TRANSPORTATION Practice begins at 9:10 am Henry County Senior Services provides transportation services to senior Location: Sportlanes citizens that are residents of Henry County and are sixty years of age 10 Koehler Road, Martinsville, VA and older. Focus on transportation services are given to eldery Henry Cost: $5.00 initial registration fee and $8.00 per week for three County residents, transportation disadvantaged and disabled. All games, including bowling ball and shoes. The bowling fee donations are greatly appreciated. To schedule transportation call 276- must be paid whether you bowl on league day, pre-bowl or 634-4644. are absent. Transportation Schedule (Masks Required) Monday – Thursday - Demand Response FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE LANES Sportlanes is the place to be on the first Friday of each month. Join us for Health & Nutrition First Fridays at the Lanes. Sportlanes in conjunction with Henry County Parks & Recreation will sponsor a Senior Social with each game of bowling costing only $1.00. Come on out and socialize, bowl and just have a good FREE BLOOD PRESSURE AND OXYGEN SATURATION CHECKS time. Senior Services has collaborated with several medical organizations to provide free blood pressure and oxygen saturation checks for everyone. Time/Days: 1st Friday of the Month, May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon Time/Days: May 25, 2023 • 10:00 am -11:00 am Location: Sportlanes, 10 Koehler Road, Martinsville, VA Location: Henry County Administration Building Lobby Cost: $1.00 per game • Individual is responsible for cost of drinks Cost: Free • Sponsored by Commonwealth Health Care at Home Time/Days: July 20, 2023 • 10:00 am -11:00 am Location: Henry County Administration Building Lobby YOGA Cost: Free • Sponsored by Mulberry Creek Yoga is a great way to start your morning. Join us every Monday morning Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living for an hour of yoga. This class is designed to give you greater relaxation, energy and balance. You must provide your own yoga mat and pre-register SENIOR CAFÈS at 276-634-4644. Join Senior Services for an exciting weekly socializing and entertaining event. Everyone who participates is provided a hot yummy catered meal. This Time/Day: Monday of each week • 9:00 am program is for individuals sixty years or older. This event is not income based. Location: Henry County Recreation Center Everyone is welome. If interested in attending, call Senior Services at 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA 276-634-4644. Cost: $3.00 per class Time/Days: Mondays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Site Not Currently Open) Location: Moral Hill Missionary Baptist Church in the fellowship hall 50 Moral Hill Drive, Axton, VA PICKLEBALL Cost: Suggested donation Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It was invented in 1965 as a children’s backyard game. It is the fastest growing Time/Days: Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm sport in the United States. This is the perfect game to combine cardio and Location: Henry County Recreation Center eye coordination. All levels of experience are welcomed. We will supply 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA the equipment. This is a two to four person game, so try to bring a team Cost: Suggested donation or partner with you. Call Senior Services at 276-634-4644 for more information on why Pickleball is popular with all age groups. BREAKFAST CLUB The Breakfast Club is open to all adults age 50 and above. The Breakfast Time/Days: Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Club is designed to be a fun and socially interactive way to meet people and Location: Henry County Recreation Center Gym enjoy breakfast in a nice atmosphere. 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: Free Time/Days: 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am May 23 Skip’s Restaurant 1221 Memorial Blvd., Martinsville, VA June 27 Fieldale Cafe WALKING ON THE DICK & WILLIE PASSAGE 63 Marshall Way, Fieldale, VA Let’s go walking on the Dick & Willie Passage. This 7.0 mile paved trail July 25 Clarence’s Steak & Seafood follows the path of the old Danville & Western Railway, starting on the west 6636 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway, VA end of Virginia Avenue, continuing across Martinsville & Henry County and August 22 Grandpappy’s ending at Smith River Sports Complex. We plan to walk on Monday, Tuesday, 275 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA Wednesday and Friday weather permitting. Just remember that any Cost: Individual is responsible for cost of breakfast increase in walking will promote good health.
50+ Club Health && Nutrition Nutrition TRAIL TREKKERS LINE DANCE (CONTEMPORARY STYLE) – Martinsville and Henry County are home to many miles of beautiful hiking trails. BEGINNER PLUS Henry County Senior Services encourage everyone to go visit and hike our This class is a step up from the Thursday Beginner Basics class. Syncopated steps beautiful trails. All the trails vary in difficulty. Many of the hiking trails are will be incorporated into fun dances that are slightly more challenging but still senior friendly and embrace some of the most beautiful scenery. Please see the at the beginner level. Dance to a variety of music genres. Music and dancing- list below of the trails you can enjoy in Henry County, Martinsville, and overall health, both physical and mental. Classes are on-going. surrounding counties. Class Cancelled: June 1, August 3 Gravely Nature Preserve Time/Day: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm • Thursday each week Fisher Farm Park Location: Henry County Recreation Center Lauren Mountain Preserve 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Doe Run Park Cost: $5.00 per person per class / payable to instructor Fieldale Trail Philpott Dam Walking Trail LINE DANCE (CONTEMPORARY STYLE) – Dick & Willie Trail Deshazo Mill Access (Fall Creek Falls) IMPROVER LEVEL Dances taught in this class will challenge students with syncopated steps and varying rhythms- teaching dancers to be musically intuitive. Have fun dancing to a variety of genres while improving your strength, stamina, brain function, SENIOR KAYAKING and overall health. Classes are on-going. Class Cancelled: May 29, June 19 Kayaking is a great way to have a low impact aerobic activity that helps in muscle strength in your back, arms, and shoulders. Join Senior Services once Time/Day: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Monday each week a month to enjoy recreational paddling and beautiful scenic views on the Location: Henry County Recreation Center water. Each participant will need to provide their own equipment (life 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: $5.00 per person per class / payable to instructor jacket, kayak, and paddles). Be sure to wear the appropriate clothing and bring a water bottle. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Henry County Parks and Recreation Senior Services at 276-634-4644. LINE DANCE (CONTEMPORARY STYLE) – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Time/Date: Thursdays • 12:30 pm Our most challenging class, this is for the dancer who is comfortable with different rhythms, steps, and syncopations, including, Waltz, Rhumba, Cha Cha, Location: May 25 – Martinsville Reservoir Night Club 2-Step, Rolling 8 count, Tango, Swing, etc. Classes are on-going. June 22 – Bassett River Access Class Cancelled: May 29, June 19 July 27 – South Martinsville River Access August 31 – Philpott Dam Access Time/Day: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm • Monday each week Cost: Individual is responsible for cost of their purchase Location: Henry County Recreation Center 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: $5.00 per person per class / payable to instructor L.I.F.T. LADIES IN FAITH TOGETHER ZUMBA BEGINNER I SHAG Senior Services invites all ladies to join Lisa in a fun and joyful Latin inspired Learn the basic steps of the official dance of the Carolinas within this 4 week fitness dancing. Every lady will dance the hour away to inspiring contemporary class. Come with or without a partner. Minimum of 6 students required (may be Christian music. If traditional workouts is not the ideal thing for you, couples or singles). participating in Zumba will help each lady create a full body workout, improve coordination, assist in sparking your metabolism, and burn calories. All levels of Time/Day: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Tuesday each week (Begins May 9, 2023) experience and age welcomed. Location: Henry County Recreation Center 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: $40 per person (Payable to instructor Sue Ann Ehmann Time/Date: Tuesday of each week • 5:30 pm and Ron Brammer) Location: Henry County Recreation Center 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: $5.00 per class BEGINNER II SHAG CLASS For those who have completed Beginner I Shag, learn more steps that every Shagger should know within this 4 week class. Come with or without a partner. Minimum of 6 students required (may be couples or singles). LINE DANCE (CONTEMPORARY STYLE) – Time/Day: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Tuesday each week (Begins June 6, 2023) BEGINNER BASICS Location: Henry County Recreation Center This class will introduce the beginner dancer to basic Line Dance steps and 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA incorporate those steps into fun, easy dances to a wide variety of music. Learn Cost: $40 per person (Payable to instructor Sue Ann Ehmann dances to your favorite Pop, Country, Oldies, Show Tunes, etc. It’s not all and Ron Brammer) Country! Line Dance is a proven stress reliever and an excellent way to fit exercise and fitness into your lives. Class is ongoing, come when you can. BEGINNER III SHAG CLASS Class Cancelled: June 1, August 3 For those who have completed Beginner I and II Shag, learn more steps that every Shagger should know within this 4 week class. Come with or without a Time/Day: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Thursday each week partner. Minimum of 6 students required (may be couples or singles). Location: Henry County Recreation Center Time/Day: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Tuesday each week (Begins July 11, 2023) 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Location: Henry County Recreation Center Cost: $5.00 per person per class/ 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA payable to instructor Cost: $40 per person (Payable to instructor Sue Ann Ehmann and Ron Brammer)
50+ Club Health & Nutrition Activities & Socialization SHAG ON! (CONTINUATION SHAG CLASS) ROOK CLUB For those who have completed Beginner I, II, and III. Learn steps to further The Rook Club is open to all adults age 50 and above. Rook is designed to be a enhance your Shagging fun! Instructed by Sue Ann Ehmann and Ron Brammer. fun card game that helps improve memory, hand and eye coordination. It is also a great way to socially interact with others. All levels of experience is Time/Day: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm • Tuesday each week welcomed. For additional information, please call 276-634-4644. Location: Henry County Recreation Center Time/Date: Wednesday of each week • 11:00 am 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Activity Room #2 Cost: $10 per person / payable to instructor 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: Donation FOOTHILLS OF VIRGINIA BEGINNER LINE DANCE WORKSHOP BRIDGE CLUB Come for a day chock-full of new and fun Line Dances – from Ultra Beginner to The Bridge Club is open to all adults age 50 and above. Bridge is designed to be a fun and socially interactive way for seniors to enjoy playing cards. All levels High Beginner level and everything in between. Four instructors, two rooms, of experience is welcomed. For additional information, please call 276-634- and lots of fun. There will be a dedicated room for those who are Ultra 4644. To ensure no one goes away without playing, please plan ahead to have Beginners and just learning to dance. The gym will accommodate dancers more four people play at your table. comfortable with Line Dancing. Step Books will be provided to those who pre- register. Please wear non-marring shoes on the gym floor. (Dance shoes or Time/Date: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month • 12:00 pm sneakers). Registration info: Sue Ann Ehmann, firstname.lastname@example.org, Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Activity Room #2 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA (276) 252-2245. Cost: Donation Time/Day: June 17, 2023 • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (with an hour break for lunch) Location: Henry County Recreation Center B.I.N.G.O. CLUB The Bingo Club is open to all adults age 50 and above. Bingo is designed to be 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA a fun and socially interactive way for seniors to enjoy improving eye-hand Cost: $30 per person / payable to instructor coordination, and improve memory. For additional information, please call 276- Please wear non-marring shoes on the gym floor. 634-4644. (Dance shoes or sneakers) Time/Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month • 12:00 pm Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Activity Room #1 LINE DANCE WORKSHOP FEATURING LARRY BASS 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Larry Bass, from Florida, is a well-known icon in the Line Dance world and has Cost: Donation written many popular line dances. This will be a fun day of Line Dancing and learning from one of the best in the field. The workshop will include dances SUMMER THEMED WREATH CLASS ranging from the Ultra Beginner level to Intermediate and in-between levels as It is that time of the year, when all the colorful summer wreaths are displayed well. Activity Room #1 will be utilized for those who are Ultra Beginners and beautifully on individual’s doors. There are all types of wreaths people display, just learning to dance. The gym will be for all levels of dance. Something for beach, butterfly, flower, flip flops, patriotic, and many more themes. Senior everyone! Participants may move from room to room to accommodate their Services has collaborated with the Henry County, Virginia Extension Office to comfort level. In addition to Larry Bass we will have instructors Sue Ann create a beautiful wreath creation. Participation is limited to 10, so pre- Ehmann, Marianna Timmons, and Rachel Young. Mary Kaye Johnson will be the registration and payment is required to reserve your spot by May 23, 2023. DJ for the day. Registration info: Sue Ann Ehmann, email@example.com, Please pre-register with the Henry County Virginia Extension Office, located in (276) 252-2245. Room 102 of the Henry County Administration Building or by calling Virginia Coop. Extension office at 276-634-4684. Senior Services will assist in registration Time/Day: August 26, 2023 • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (with an hour break for lunch) by calling 276-634-4644. Location: Henry County Recreation Center Time/Date: June 1, 2023 • 10:00 am 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Activity Room #5 Cost: $45 per person before August 12, 2023 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA $50 per person after August 12 Cost: $30 per person $35 per person (Workshop only) $10 per person (Evening Dance only) CELEBRATING SENIORS Step Books provided to all who pre-register. Did you know that there is a day celebrated and dedicated to seniors? Senior Please wear non-marring shoes on the gym floor. Citizen Day is celebrated throughout the world on August 21. This year will mark the 34th World Senior Citizen Day! To celebrate you, Henry County Parks and (Dance shoes or sneakers) Recreation Senior Services will be hosting our 3rd Annual Celebrating Seniors. We are making it bigger and better from the previous years. We will have screenings, entertainment, demonstrations, raffles, and light refreshments. Pre- EAT LESS, MOVE MORE registration is required. Contact Senior Services at 276-634-4644. When you go to the grocery store, do you look around to see what you can cook that will not provide days’ worth of leftovers. Do you live alone and you mainly Time/Day: August 11, 2023 • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm purchase frozen processed foods to keep the cost of groceries lower? Do you live Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Gym 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA on a budget that keeps you from feeling comfortable to buy fresh fruits and Cost: Free vegetables? Senior Services has collaborated with Tania Ballou with Family Nutrition Program to provide individuals with a six-week course on how to TECHNOLOGY 101 FOR SENIORS inspire healthy eating, teach you how to cook delicious, low cost recipes that Do you own a tablet, IPhone, or Android phone you are not completely sure how fit all budgets, provide tips on meal planning and food shopping to save time and to work? Do you want to maximize your skills to operate your device? We have money, and show you ways to be more active. a class for you. Senior Services has collaborated with individuals in STEM to teach all the participants how to maximize your knowledge and how to operate Time/Day: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 • 11:30 am your tech device. Registration is required. Contact Senior Services at 276-634- Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Activity Room #6 4644 to reserve your spot for this free informative class. 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: Free Time/Date: June 22, 2023 • 2:00 pm Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Activity Room #2 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: Free
50+ Club Activities & Socialization IMPORTANCE OF WHY WILLS AND ESTATES PAINTING WITH LIBBY ARE NECESSARY Come and join Libby Killian for a day of acrylic painting outdoors. No Have you ever seen a negative situation that has left immediate family members artistic skills needed. We will be exploring different painting techniques scrambling with the questions of what should we do, how should we do this, and that you can use in the future. Libby will be walking you through the what paperwork needs to be done after a loved one has passed? During a time of grieving, no one wants to think or deal with all the legal work that is process step by step and you will take home a completed painting. All mandatory. Senior Services is honored to have George Lyle present the supplies will be provided. Pre-register to reserve your space by calling importance of why you should have a will, and why having this helps your loved Henry County Senior Services at 276-634-4644. A minimum of four is needed ones not stress over legal aspects of your passing but allows the loved ones to to have the class. grieve and cherish all the wonderful moments they had. Time/Date: TBA • 10:00 am Time/Date: July 19, 2023 • 10:30 am Announcement on Henry County Parks & Recreation Location: Henry County Administration Building Summerlin Room Facebook Page 3300 Kings Mountain Rd, Martinsville, VA Location: Henry County Recreation Center Cost: Free 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: $25 per person DAY TRIP TO MICHIE TAVERNS AND CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA CRAFTS WITH GENIE Senior Services is taking a chartered journey to Michie Taverns. We will begin this trip with a small warm biscuit that will be prepared from a local restaurant. Come and join Genie for a fun filled day of craft making. Reserve your Once in Charlottesville, we begin with leisure time in the historic downtown space by calling Henry County Parks and Recreation Senior Services at mall. We then venture to Michie Taverns for lunch. All participants will get to 276-634-4644. A maximum of 12 individuals for this class. enjoy a dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality. Get a taste of the 18th-century as Michie Taverns feature a buffet of southern fried chicken, Time/Day: May 19, June 16, July 14, August 18 marinated baked chicken, hickory-smoked pork barbecue, stewed tomatoes, Location: Henry County Recreation Center • Activity Room #1 black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits and so much more. After lunch, we will 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA take time to enjoy the unique shops located on the property. To end the trip, Cost: $25.00 per person / Pre-registration is required as space is we will go to Carter Mountain Orchard. Here everyone will get to enjoy unique and beautiful scenery. There are many unique shops and entertainment for limited. Checks should be made to Genie Elgin everyone to enjoy here also. Time/Day: August 24, 2023 • Meet up Time TBA Location: Henry County Recreation Center for charter bus pick-up 395 W John Redd Blvd, Collinsville, VA Cost: $99 per person MOVIE DAY Henry County Parks & Recreation Senior Services would like to invite you to join us for a movie. The movies that play in our area may change from week to week and that change generally occurs on Fridays. We will announce the movie we plan to attend on the week before we plan to go. Give us a call at 276-634-4644 to check on the movie we plan to see and for additional details. If you choose to provide us with an e-mail address, we will be happy to send the information to you. Time/Date: To Be Determined Location: Movie Town/Hollywood Cinema Cost: Individuals responsible for cost of ticket and concessions HENRY COUNTY FAIR COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS This year we are embarking on Henry County’s 3rd Annual County Fair. With every county fair, the exhibit tent is the most anticipated event to view. The talent and skill each person puts into their entry makes everyone filled with excitement for the participants. Everyone who would like to enter, please contact the Henry County Martinsville Extension Office at 276-634-4650 or go to DISCLAIMER: www.henrycountyvafair.com to print and submit your competitive exhibit entry. Pre-registration is required for all Below are some of the categories to enter in. Please see the complete list on the website. indoor activities, classes and programs Agricultural Fruits and Vegetables by calling 276-634-4644. Knitting Canned Goods Textiles Follow Henry County Parks & Recreation Baked Goods (Bread, Candy, Cookies, Pies) Crocheting on Facebook to see announcements for Quilts Live Flowers and Plants all Senior Services activities.
PARKS, TRAILS AND FACILITIES PICNIC SHELTER TENNIS COURTS CAMPGROUND PLAYGROUND BALL FIELDS VOLLEYBALL RESTROOMS BOAT RAMP FACILITIES COURTS TRAILS JACK DALTON PARK • • • • • • COLLINSVILLE JAYCEE PARK • • • • • JORDAN CREEK PARK • • • • DOE RUN PARK • • FIELDALE PARK • • • • FISHER FARM PARK • • • • • GRAVELY NATURE PRESERVE • • • MT OLIVET RURITAN FIELD • JOHN BRADSHAW FIELD AT HORSEPASTURE • SAMUEL H. HAIRSTON FIELD • SPENCER-PENN PARK • • • SANVILLE RURITAN FIELD • BLACKBERRY PARK • • LAUREN MOUNTAIN PRESERVE • FIELDALE/TEXTILE HERITAGE TRAILS • • DICK & WILLIE TRAIL • • BASSETT RIVER ACCESS • GREAT ROAD RIVER ACCESS • • • FIELDALE RIVER ACCESS • • • DOE RUN RIVER ACCESS • S. MARTINSVILLE RIVER ACCESS • FRITH DRIVE RIVER ACCESS • SPORTS COMPLEX RIVER ACCESS • • • • • • MARROWBONE RIVER ACCESS • • MITCHELL BRIDGE RIVER ACCESS • PHILPOTT MARINA • • • • HENRY COUNTY REC CENTER • •
YOUTH ATHLETICS FLAG FOOTBALL GIRLS BASKETBALL FOOTBALL SPIRIT SQUAD TACKLE FOOTBALL League play is offered for boys League play is offered for girls Squads are offered for girls League play is offered for boys and girls ages 7 - 8 ages 8 - 13 in 3rd - 8th grades ages 9 - 12 as of October 1, 2023 as of October 1, 2023 as of October 1, 2023 Teams are based at each Teams are based at each Teams are based at each Teams are based at each elementary school. elementary and middle school. elementary and middle school. elementary and middle school. Registration Deadline: Registration Deadline: Registration Deadline: Registration Deadline: August 11, 2023 August 11, 2023 August 11, 2023 August 11, 2023 Practice & Game Dates: Practice & Game Dates: Practice & Game Dates: Practice & Game Dates: September through November September through November September through November September through November Our department has a weather hotline number that parents and coaches can call on days when it has been raining to find out if games are still being played. Call after 4:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am on Saturdays. 634.4636 Follow us on Social Media facebook.com/henrycountypr instagram.com/philpottmarina facebook.com/henrycountyfair instagram.com/henrycountypr facebook.com/smithriverfest instagram.com/henrycountyvirginiafair facebook.com/dickandwillietrail facebook.com/philpottmarina VOLUNTEER YOUTH SPORTS COACHES DESERVE SPECIAL MENTION We would like to thank the following coaches for taking time to be a volunteer youth sports coach. The time spent and your commitment are valuable to thousands of Henry County children and is appreciated by the Henry County Parks & Recreation Staff. BASKETBALL Joseph Bender Roger Mann Shannon Foster Jermaine Kidd Brian Rorrer Ray Powell Chuck Frazier Justin Garnes Alexay Hairston Tracy France Adam Adkins Jeremy Wood Tabetha Hess Carl Keith Justin McGhee Brandon Kellam Eric Woods David Scott VOLLEYBALL Michelle Eanes Steven Gillispie Tiffany Jones Brittany Mosley Joe Favero CHEERLEADING LaKisha Wade Jamie Jones Brittany Turner-Hall Lisa Jones Jocelyn Vernon Dara Moore Taylasia Wade
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