May 19 Director's Corner
Greenway Biker

Since 1956, National Bike Month has been celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

May 8: Bike to School Day
May 11:  LKN Bike Expo & Community Ride 
May 13-19: Bike to Work Week
May 17: Bike to Work Day
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Summer Camps 2019

Space is filling up quickly: REGISTER NOW for our
2019 Summer Camps!

See our guide with over 120 Arts, Recreation and Sports partial-day camps. They start the week of June 10!

From ceramics to soccer, drawing to disc golf, superheroes to sand volleyball , painting  to pickleball , movie-inspired LEGOs  to multi-sport, there is surely something to interest, educate and entertain your child this summer.

And, GREAT NEWS: because we doubled our capacity for full-day camps, we still have spaces available!

It's easy to register online!  

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Shelter rental

The weather is getting nicer - have your next party in the park!  As we head into spring, why not host your family or corporate event at one of our park shelters?
 Find out more!  

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Drop In  
Adult Basketball Open Gym
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
Bailey Road Rec Center 

Senior Pickleball Open Play 
T hursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm 
JV Washam Rec Center

LKN Bridge Lessons & Games
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Cornelius Town Hall
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Upcoming Events 
Summer Camps Begin! 
Monday, June 10 

Outdoor Cinema Series
Saturday, June 15

Symphony in the Park & Fireworks  
Saturday, June 22
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Stay Connected!  


Saturday, May 11 
Bike Ride: 9:00 am
Expo: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Be a part of the this annual expo and Community Bike Ride  ! On-site registration for the leisurely 10-mile bike ride, guided by Cornelius Police, begins at 8:30 am and is for ages 14 and up. There will also be a family ride for younger bikers at 10:30 am.

Saturday, May 18 
9:00 am 
Smithville Park 
Join us as the Lake Norman Kiwanis Splashville Park opens for the 2019 season. Be prepared to have fun and get wet! Read more about reserving the adjacent shelter here.
Jazz Fest 2017 Cornelius Jazz Festival  
Saturday, May 18 
5:00-9:00 pm 
Smithville Park 
Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy great jazz, soul and blues, from four bands, along with food trucks, vendors, artists, and more. No pets, tobacco products, or glass containers allowed. Free admission.

Sunday, May 19
2:00-4:00 pm
Enjoy a free, guided hike through the West Branch Nature Preserve, along with Cornelius PARC, the Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation, Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and Davidson Lands Conservancy. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required for this leisurely two-mile hike. No strollers or pets. 
Memorial Day Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 27
10:00 am
Cornelius Town Hall Lawn
Bring your family to this annual event hosted by American Legion Post 86.
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Fitness Group
Fitness Classes - Get ready for warmer weather...register for new sessions of these popular classes:
 - Tai Chi for Health - Thursday or Saturday mornings just started for beginner and intermediate students, but you can still join for a prorated fee - call us!  
 - Senior Fit Club - Two mornings per week, Mondays and Wednesdays. Next session begins June 3. Ages 50 and up.
 - SKWOD Fit Camp - Get fit with circuit training two evenings per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Next session begins May 14 (no classes May 28 and 30). For ages 18 & up; also open to ages 10-17 when accompanied by a parent.
 - Cardio Funk - Ongoing, Monday evenings or Saturday mornings.
paddle boarders on the lake
Stand Up Paddleboarding , with single-date sessions on Saturdays, 3:30-5:00 pm. Next dates are May 11 and June 8, with more options July-September. 

Sunset Paddleboard Tours  for those with some SUP experience, with single-date sessions on Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. Next dates are May 16 and June 20, with more options July-August. 

All paddleboarding lessons and tours take place at Aloha Paddle Sports and are for ages 12 to adult; under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  $25 residents, $35 non-residents.
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ArtFrenchFlowersSunflowers_r2_c15 Registration opens Monday, May 6, at 7:00 am for Summer A session, with five-week adult arts education classes beginning the weeks of June 3.

Be sure to visit our gallery to view our juried exhibit,
Bright Ideas , with works by local artists Sloane Adler, Renee Calder, Justin Christenbery, Rachel Goldstein, Doris Kapner, Michelle Podgorski and Joyce Vukela-Mayer. 
Join us for Drop-In Art for Preschoolers & Homeschoolers and let your child enjoy our mixed media projects adaptable to each age. For ages 3 and up, children 5 and older may be dropped off, 4 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or pay at the door, just $5 per child per hour. Thursdays only, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, through May 23.

Beyond Walls celebrates art in public spaces. Our newest exhibition will be on display May 1 through January 31, 2020, at beautiful Robbins Park. Artists featured in the current show include Jarod Charzewski, Robert Doster, Scott Froschauer, Cathy Perry, Richard Pitts and Robert Porreca. Plan now to join us on Saturday, June 1, for an Artist Tour beginning at 3:30 pm.
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For individuals with a disability, in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

sun smile Registration remains open for   Northern Adventures Summer Day Camp ! There will be eight weeks of camps for ages 13-21, with youth and teens each having their own group. Camp will be held at The Dellwood Center in Huntersville. $125 per week.