April DPR Programs

Hot Shots Competition

This year's event will take place at Belk Arena at Davidson College. The Hot Shots competition allows each participant to attempt to make as many baskets from different spots on the court within one minute. Winners advance with a chance to compete on McKillop Court, the main court. Basketballs will be available for use, (participants are not permitted to use their own ball), and tennis shoes are required. Prizes will be awarded to the top five participants in each age group. Boys and girls will compete separately in each division.

Where: Davidson College - Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive
When:  Saturday, April 1
Time:   9-10:30 a.m.: Boys & Girls 7/8, 
             Boys & Girls 9/10,  Boys & Girls 11/12, 
             11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Boys & Girls 13/14,  Boys & 
             Girls 15/18 

Oil Painting with Judith Brown

All skill levels are welcomed. Join us for an exciting experience painting with oils. This class will explore the use of color as well as traditional and contrary materials and techniques. Let's paint! Please bring a photo or a muse of something you wish to paint. Instructor Judith Brown earned her BFA from the University of Denver as well as her MFA from the University of Wyoming and has taught art professionally for more than 30 years.

Where:  Parks and Recreation Building
When:   Monday - April 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:     1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tennis Tykes

Using age appropriate balls and rackets, Coach Neil will teach your child the fundamental motor skills needed to play tennis. All materials provided.

Where:  Ada Jenkins
When:   Monday - April 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:    3:00 - 3:30 p.m. (age 3-4)
              4:15 - 5:15 p.m. (age 5-6)
              5:15 - 6:15 p.m. (age 7-8)

Zen Doodling

Do you want to exercise your creativity in a playful and mindful way? The art of doodling, coloring and painting insightful sacred circles is both a form of meditation and a path to self-discovery. Learn to draw simple patterns that weave together into playful and beautiful creations for you to color or paint. You will complete a Zen Doodle Mandala each night of class and receive weekly art inspirations via email for extending your creative practice at home. Led by Karen Perrell Campbell, Seeds for Change Creative SoulCraft.

Where:   Parks and Recreation Building
When:    Tuesday - April 4, 18 
Time:     6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thrive Outside

Do you spend more time than you’d like inside? Join Beth Petzold, Wellness Coach and other local professionals in a series of classes that will take you outside (rain or shine) to discover ways to connect more personally with nature and experience the resulting benefits on physical and mental health. Class sessions: Hike Outside, Sight Outside, Write Outside, and Take a Bite Outside. Join one session or join them all.

Where:  TBD
When:    Tuesday - April 4, 11, 18, and/or 25
Time:     10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Medicare and Long Term Care

This two-week course will help you understand the ins and outs of Medicare, helping you make the best possible choice. You will also learn how to reduce financial risks as it relates to your long term health care. An interactive workbook, sandwiches, and light refreshments will be provided.

Where:  Town Hall Board Room
When:    Wednesday - April 5 and 12
Time:     6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Miracle on the Hudson Trip

This adventure will keep us close to home at the Carolinas Aviation Museum where you will get to hear and see the actual aircraft the Captain Sully safely landed in the Hudson River, sparing all lives on board. Lunch will follow at Luna’s Living Kitchen where they specialize in the art of living foods. Price includes transportation and museum entrance fee.

Where:   Aviator Museum in Charlotte
When:    Tuesday - April 18
Time:     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer Camp

Register Now for Summer Camps

Registration is now open for the Davidson Parks and Recreation camps. We are offering a variety of camps for ages 3 to 17. Please call us at 704-892-3349 or visit us online at www.townofdavidson.org/dpr for more information or to register.

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