July 19 Director's Corner
We continue to make progress on the Emerald Necklace, our vision of approximately 13 miles of greenways encircling Cornelius. Here are some updates:  

Antiquity Greenway : This 0.6-mile trail will connect downtown Cornelius to the existing Rocky River Greenway in Davidson, along the north side of the Antiquity neighborhood, including a connection on South Street near the covered bridge. Projected opening: August 2019! (For your safety, please stay away from this site while it is still under construction.) 

Plum Creek Greenway: This 0.5-mile section will start at the existing multi-use path by Hough High School at Bailey Road and connect to the existing Davidson Greenway and should be under construction by fall of 2019. 

McDowell Creek Greenway (MCG Phase II): The 1.6-mile extension of the existing MCG, between Birkdale and Westmoreland Road, will continue from Westmoreland Road up to Catawba Avenue near Magnolia Plaza. This project is slated to begin construction by spring of 2020.

Upon completion of these three projects, 75% of the Emerald Necklace will be in service. The remaining three segments are hoped to be completed by 2027.
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Shelter Rental 2  

Fields and picnic shelters are available for reservation at Bailey Road, Legion,
Robbins, Smithville and Torrence Chapel Parks.

 Find out how!

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Adult Softball
   Registration opens soon for our Adult Fall Softball Program. Returning teams can register beginning July 15 and new teams can register beginning July 22.

Registration with Lake Norman Giants will remain open through July 31. Practices begin in August for ages 5 and up.

Baseball & Softball
Fall ball registration is open now through August 10 for boys and girls, ages 4-16, with Lake Norman Little League.

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Carolina Independence  (formerly Carolina Rapids) fall registration is open now through August 18 for ages 4-18.

Fall lacrosse registration for boys and girls, Kindergarten through high school, is open now through September 6 (or until full) with Xtreme Lacrosse.
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Upcoming Events

National Night Out
 August 6

Gaga Ball Tournament
Saturday, August 10

Home Grown Sprouts
Opening Reception

Thursday, August 22

Outdoor Cinema Series
August 24 & September 21 

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Stay Connected!



Nature Night Friday, July 19
8:00-10:00 pm
Robbins Park 

Did you know there's such a thing as National Moth Week? There is! Join Cornelius PARC, Davidson Parks and Recreation, Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to learn about the animals and insects that come out at night, focusing on our area's diverse moth population. Bring your flashlight for a short nature walk listening to the night sounds of Cornelius. Pre-registration for this free program is encouraged.

Outdoor Cinema Outdoor Cinema Series 
Saturday, July 27 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Ramsey Creek Park   

Come by land or come by boat - just join us for this free, family-friendly event. Activities will start at 6:30 pm and the movie will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. The July movie will be a "Boat-In" that you can watch from land or lake. Don't forget a chair or blanket to watch from the beach!

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Happy Independence Day!
Please note Town Hall and Cornelius PARC will be closed on Thursday, July 4. We hope you enjoy the holiday, too - and BE SAFE!
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Summer Camps 2019


Browse our camp guide of over 120 Sports, Arts and Recreation partial-day camps, as well as five more weeks of full-day camps. There are still seven weeks of camp remaining in July and August and it's easy to register online! Don't delay, camps are filling quickly! 

Don't miss these July sports camps, which still have openings:
Cheerleading, ages 6-12
Lacrosse, ages 5- 14
Bowling, ages 6-14
Flag Football, ages 7-11
Basketball, ages 6-10
Golf, ages 8-14
Multi-Sport, ages 7-13
Disc Golf, ages 8-14
Tennis, ages 6-14
Speed & Agility, ages 8-14
Fitness Fun, ages 4-6
Soccer, ages 6-14
Water Sports, ages 10-16
Volleyball, ages 8-14
T-Ball (ages 4-6)

Or these July arts & recreation camps, still with openings:
Jurassic Brick Land, ages 5-10
Games, Games, Games, ages 5-10
FOODelicious Fun, ages 5-12
LEGO Movie Mash Up, ages 5-10
Sketch Comedy, ages 7-12
Lights, Camera, LEGOs, ages 4-6
Mixed Media Mania, ages 6-10
The Great Painters, ages 8-12
Paint, Paint, Paint, ages 7-12
LEGO Pirate Quest, ages 5-10
Crazzzy Cartoons, ages 7-12
Video Game Adventure  LEGOs, ages 5-10
Fun & Games, ages 7-12
LEGO Engineering Adventures, ages 5-10
LEGO Movie Camp, ages 5-10
LEGO Trains, Planes & Cars, ages 4-6

Or these July full-day camps (8:30a-5:30p), still with openings:
Animal Explorations, ages 6-12
Discovery Central, ages 6-12
Compete Week, ages 6-12

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Flag Football 2019
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Adult Summer Classes - Nurture your creativity this summer with a five-week class beginning the week of July 22 - register now!
Summer Campers Gallery - Home Grown: Sprouts will be on display through August 24. This mixed-media exhibition will continue to grow over the summer, featuring works created by our students, ages 4-16, during our Summer Arts & Recreation Camps.

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Stop by Robbins Park and check out the Town's award-winning public art exhibition, Beyond Walls, with seven sculptures by six artists.
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New sessions of these fitness programs have recently started - but it's never too late to join: 
register  now or call us for more details! 

- Senior Fit Club: Monday and Wednesday mornings, 11:00-11:50 am; next 6-week session starts July 15

- Tai Chi: Thursday or Saturday mornings; beginner classes, 9:00-10:00 am, and intermediate classes, 10:15-11:15 am; the next 8-week sessions start August 22 and 24 or join classes already underway at a prorated fee!

 - SKWOD Fit Camp: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm; For 18 and up, or 10 and up with a parent or guardian. The next 6-week session starts August 6 or join classes already underway at a prorated fee!

- Cardio Funk - Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, or Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am. Pay by the class - just $5, no commitment or registration.
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Drop In
Lake Norman Bridge Center: At Town Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Times vary by day. All levels welcome. 

Adult Open Gym Basketball : At Bailey Road Recreation Center on Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm. For ages 18 and up. NOTE: gym will be closed on July 4. 

Senior Pickleball : This program is on hiatus for the month of July due to floor maintenance at JV Washam Recreation Center.
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Cornelius Youth Orchestras (CYO) is holding open house sessions on Tuesday evenings, August 6 and 13, for those interested in joining for the 2019-2020 program year. Open to area youth with at least one year of playing experience. Come check it out!
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For individuals with a disability, in partnership  with
Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation  
For information about upcoming programs, email Danielle Dobbs or call 980-314-1309.