Play to Your Heart’s Desire

By Heather Wood

Jump down the rabbit hole with Kernersville Parks & Recreation into a whimsical tea-time world filled with excitement and colorful creations sure to spark magical moments from one minute to the next! Dance in Dreamland with Dad and Alice in Wonderland at this year’s Father Daughter Dance at First Christian Church in Kernersville on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm! There will be light refreshments, dancing, photography, and special bonding moments galore! Discover all the details and purchase tickets at

Although the weather may still be cold outside, we have several indoor programs to keep you warm and looking forward to spring! One special group of classes we would like to feature are our Beginners Acrylic Painting classes with instructor, Ms. Barbara Fager, who will foster painting skills with step-by-step demonstrations and instruction in design, color, and application of paints. Join us in creating delightful works of art from beginning-to-end in one (or all!) of our upcoming themed classes which are held from 6:00-9:00pm at the Senior Enrichment Center for Ages 15+.

Tuesday, February 23 – Orange Slices on a Plate
Tuesday, March 22 – Barn & Field
Tuesday, April 26 – Vase of Flowers

Not able to attend one of these painting classes? We have MANY more perfect-for-winter classes including everything from earning your CPR/AED/First Aid certifications, to making customized doll bedding, to Zumba! Find all you need and more by picking up one of our January-April 2016 Leisure Guides or give us a call at 336-996-3062. We would love to hear from you!

Do not forget that spring is just around the corner, so it is not too early to start thinking about warm weather programs and athletics. NEW this spring, Kernersville Parks & Recreation will be offering Mentor Tennis Group Lessons for all ages! Join us for 8 weeks and be ready for tennis season with Coach Rod Pearson. Mentor Tennis Ltd., is conducting lessons for beginners and intermediate players every Saturday morning starting March 12th. To register, and to find available times for specific age groups, e-mail Coach Rod at

If you already know how to play the game of tennis and are just looking for a group to get involved with, our Social Tennis Leagues will be starting next month in Fourth of July Park! Please check the community tennis website to keep up with the latest news. You can find out more at or on Kernersville Area Tennis’ Facebook site.

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy during Spring Break? Our Spring Break Basketball Camp, offered to K-8th graders, provides boys and girls a chance to take their game to the next level by giving them an opportunity to improve their fundamentals. Each age group and all skill levels will have favorable gym time, station work, and team play. Younger campers (K-2nd grade), will be shooting on lower, age appropriate goals. Campers will learn passing, ball handling, rebounding, court spacing, team offense, and defensive skills. Campers will have FUN and gain self-confidence, allowing them to create their own winning formulas on and off the court. This camp will be held March 28-31st at the Kernersville Parks & Recreation Community Center (125 E. Bodenhamer Street). For pricing, please give us a call at 336-996-3062.

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to be more active? Try one of our Adult Leagues this spring to get outdoors and make new friends!

Adult Spring Soccer League for Ages 18+

We will offer a 7 v. 7, modified co-ed adult soccer league, with recreation and competitive divisions. The regular season will consist of 10 games, with a single elimination tournament. Games will be held on Sundays at the Bagley Sports Field Complex beginning March 13th.

Adult Softball League for Ages 16+

Join us at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex for one of the largest Adult NSA Sanctioned leagues in the area! All skill levels are offered, and the 10-game schedule will begin March 14th on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30pm. The team registration deadline is February 19.

Visit to register for the above leagues. See you soon!

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