February '20 Director's Corner
"February 5, 2020, marks the 34th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day. This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life."

PARC is proud to have 225 girls currently participating in our youth basketball league, up 22% from last year! As the father of a daughter who is active in sports, I encourage you to seek opportunities for your daughters to be active and to experience as many sports as possible!

Every Tuesday and Thursday in February, 6:00-8:00 pm, the public is invited to use the lighted track between Bailey Middle School and Bailey Road Park. Come enjoy a safe place to walk or run!

Register Now!

SKWOD Fit Camp: Meets 2 evenings per week (Tue & Thu). The next 6-week session starts February 25.

Tai Chi: Choose Beginner or Intermediate classes on Thursday or Saturday mornings, 8-week sessions beginning February 27 & 29.

Senior Fit Club: Meets 2 mornings per week (Mon & Wed). A new session just started - so call us to register for the remaining classes in this 6-week session at a prorated fee! Next session starts
March 2.

Drop-In Classes

No registration required - pay at the door for these ongoing classes: 
Cardio Funk : Monday evenings or Saturday mornings
thank you kids  
Please join us in thanking the following
2019-2020  Basketball League Sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Team Sponsors:
 Aquesta Bank, Artisan Custom Homes, Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery, Cashion's Quik Stop, Clay Investments LLC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Cool Tech Heating & Air, CORE LKN Fitness, DesignBuild Mechanical, E3 Recruiting, Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Garden Grove Landscapes, Holdenrid Insurance, Jason Colvin-State Farm, Knipp Law, Lake Norman Realty, Lineberger Orthodontics, Lone Wolf Capital Management, Main Street Veterinary Hospital, Mama's Pizza Express, Modern Nissan, Premier Electrical Staffing, Premier Team at Re/MAX, Service Plumbing of Charlotte, Simonini Homes, SunCap Property Group, Tenders Fresh Food, Today's Class, Trey Williams Custom Homes, Whalen Dentistry and Whit's Frozen Custard
Upcoming Events
Outdoor Adventures Hike
Sunday, March 8
2-00-4:00 pm
Latta Nature Preserve 

Hot Shots Challenge Basketball Competition 
Saturday, March 21
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Bailey Road Rec Center

Stay Connected!

Saturday, February 1
1:00-3:00 pm 
Cornelius Town Hall
Enjoy guest speakers, children's activities, performances and refreshments. This year's featured speaker is Tracy Alston, a Wake Forest University student athlete and honor graduate, now a mental fitness consultant and motivational speaker. This free, public event is offered in collaboration with the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition.

Kevin Harris SPECIAL EXHIBIT:  As part of our Black History Month celebration, stop by Town Hall throughout the month of February to view works by Charlotte artist, Kevin Harris. Normal Town Hall hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

Saturday, February 8
9:30-11:30 am
Cornelius Arts Center
Bring the family to enjoy Valentine's Day card-making, crafts and refreshments. Celebrate the holiday with free fun for all ages.
Spring Art Classes: Registration is now open for youth and adult six-week classes beginning the week of February 24.

Home Grown 2014 Don't miss the gallery opening for Home Grown  on Friday, February 7, 6:30-8:30 pm. Our most popular, annual exhibit features an eclectic and beautiful mix of work from over 90 local artists in a large variety of mediums. The exhibit will be on display through March 28, with many affordable works for sale.

Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition: Calling all professional artists - apply for our 6th annual sculpture show! Entries are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 7.

Child painter Join us on Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, through February 20 for  Drop-In Art for Preschoolers & Homeschoolers , ages 3 and up. Register online or pay at the door. $5 per hour, per child. Beginning the week of February 27, Drop-In Art will be offered on Thursdays only.
Sports Balls

: Register children and adults with the Charlotte Independence until February 9.

Adult Softball : Men's "C" divisions registration opens for returning on February 12; new teams may register beginning February 23.

Baseball : Register with Lake Norman Little League through February 15 for boys ages 6-12, and through March 14 for ages 12-16 (Junior and Senior divisions).

Tee-Ball : Register with Lake Norman Little League through February 15, for boys and girls ages 4-6.

Girls' Softball : Register with Lake Norman Little League through February 15 for girls ages 7-12, and through March 14 for ages 12-16 (Junior and Senior divisions).

Lacrosse : Hurry to register with Xtreme Lacrosse for boys and girls, kindergarten through high school, now through February 14.  

Tennis : Lessons offered for children and adults year round with the Lake Norman Tennis Academy.

Free Lacrosse Clinic
Xreme Lacrosse Logo Our program partner, Xtreme Lacrosse, is offering a FREE beginner clinic for boys and girls in grades 1-5 on Sunday, February 9, 1:00-2:00 pm at the Bailey Middle School football field. Xtreme will provide all equipment for participants who do not have their own. No registration required.

 NEW: Pickleball Lessons for Beginners
Pickleball Register now for a four-week session of pickleball lessons designed to teach beginning players the rules and skills of this growing sport. Wednesdays, April 1-22, 6:00-8:00 pm at Bailey Road Park. $60/$45 RD. Hurry, space is limited! For ages 18+

Pickleball Drop-In   
Adults and seniors can drop in for free play on Sunday afternoons, 1:00-3:00 pm at J.V. Washam Recreation Center. For ages 50+
Summer Camps 2020
We will begin registration to the public (both residents and non-residents) for over 120 Summer Sports Camps and Summer Arts & Recreation C amps starting March 2 at 7:00 am!

SDC 2019
Summer Day Camps :  Along with some new and improved field trip destinations and special guests, we are offering an earlier drop-off time this year: sign-in will begin at 7:30 am each day!
Also for these full-day camps only, Cornelius residents will have a priority registration period of March 2-8. We have 100 spaces per week, so don't wait, camps sell out quickly! Registration will open to the general public on March 9 for any spaces remaining in our full-day camps.  

Now Hiring
We are seeking energetic, conscientious people, who enjoy working with children, to help with our summer camps, which run June 15 - August 28. Minimum age for all applicants is 18 years. Hours are flexible but are usually  20-40 hours per week.  Learn more here.

Community Garden The Cornelius Community Garden, 20708 Catawba Avenue, has 4' x 8' garden boxes available for rent. The fee is $50 ($25 may be refundable) and includes the raised bed, topsoil, access to tools, water and three growing seasons. If you are interested, email Debby or call her at 980-289-6880.