Summer is Winding Down

by Heather Wood

It is so hard to believe we are in the last few weeks of summer! It was almost three months ago that school was out and we were gearing up for summer camp. At that point, the whole summer stretched before us with possibilities. We were prepping for summer events/programs and our new seasonal workers were joining our team. And now, all of a sudden, I feel like I blinked and it is September! Our camp counselors and kids departed a few weeks ago and the office has a bizarre stillness. With summer winding down, there are still a few ways to end summer on a fun note.

Bring your family and friends for an evening of games, food trucks, vendors and more. Our last Movies in the Park for the summer will be Friday, September 20 in Harmon Park. Voted “Viewers Choice” by our community, we will be showing the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 3.” The movie will begin at dusk but arrive early, so you can claim a spot for your blanket and to participate in pre-show activities. What is better than a great summer night pastime in the park than watching a movie under the stars? All movies are free with the help of our community sponsors.

It is also time to start thinking about new Fall Programs. Is there something new you have been meaning to try out? Why wait? Registration is now open for a multitude of ways to spend your leisure time.
We have programs for adults, seniors and children including: Karate, Acrylic Painting, Zumba, Tennis, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Tai Chi and more! Here are a few of our new classes being offered this fall.

Yoga 101

New and seasoned yogi’s will begin this foundational series that breaks down terminology, techniques, asana (poses), and pranayama (breath work) into easily digestible lessons presented each week. Join Laramie Reese, Certified Yoga Instructor, on Saturdays at 10:30am beginning October 5.

Music Movers

Looking for a class that caters to children 2 and below? Parents/Caregivers and their babies/toddlers will learn rhymes, finger plays, action songs, and music games. These classes will be 30 minutes of fun for everyone. Babies and toddlers will develop listening skills, language, sense of timing and rhythm, imagination, and more. Join us at the Senior Enrichment Center, on Mondays from 11:00-11:30am. Questions before registering? Contact Emily Merriam at Classes begin September 9 and it is a 5 week session.

Archery Experience

Have you ever wanted to learn how to shoot a bow? Now is your chance! Join us for one-on-one lessons from instructors, archery tag, hoverball and more. We have opportunities for all ages to learn or improve their current archery abilities. Additionally, we can set your bow to its optimum performance based on your individual needs. To learn more about this program check our website, or facebook.

Youth Futsal

Kernersville Parks and Recreation is offering a Coed Recreational Indoor Futsal program for grades 1-12. This is a very fast paced program to create a fun and positive sporting environment to grow developmental skills. Our volunteer coaches will emphasis having fun, learning the game, sportsmanship, player development, and healthy competition. Groups will be broken down by grade; Elementary K-2, Elementary 3-5, Middle and High School. For more information visit

You can’t celebrate the fall season without pumpkins! The Pumpkin Run/Walk, back by popular demand, offers a spooktacular time. Whether you run or walk the course, you will enjoy all the sights and sounds of the season. Gather up your friends, family, neighbors or co-workers for this exciting event on Saturday, October 19 in Fourth of July Park. This is not your typical running event. After crossing the finish line, celebrate with friends while “cooling down” with hot chocolate. Your registration includes entry to the 5K and official Pumpkin Run t-shirt (adults), finisher’s medal (for kids), and much more. We promise to provide complete fun for the entire family with a dj, dancing, vendors, costume contest, prizes, and pumpkins! Register by September 19 to receive a discount. Visit to register now.

The Parks and Recreation Leisure Guide has a full list of
program offerings and can be found online at
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