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SPECIAL DAY CAMP OFFERED FOR YOUNGSTERS WHO WANT TO LEARN FROM THE BEST ABOUT HOW BEST TO PLAY TACKLE FOOTBALL
For young football players (ages 7-15) to learn about tackle football, sign up now for "full contact football camp" June 23-26. Park and Rec teams with Game Day Sports to present this camp at William R Davie park, 4635 Matthews-Pineville Road. Coaches are from area colleges and/or are former NFL players! Lots of one on one instruction. Whole teams welcome to participate. Lunch and snacks provided each day. Cost is $225 per camper.
STEP TEAMS SHOWCASE THEIR SOUL AND SPIRIT AT 'MECK STEPPERS STEP INTO SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS' MAY 31
Park and Rec sponsors "Meck Steppers Countywide Annual Step into Spring Championships" on Sunday, May 31, 2pm-7pm in Grady Cole Center. Admission: $5 or $4 with donation canned food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Step teams are invited to "step-up" and compete from recreation centers, community groups, churches, schools and colleges. Participants may range in age from youngsters (as young as 4 years) to adults of any age. Teams may be all male, all female, or co-ed steppers. Competition promises soul, movement, foot stomping, hand-clapping, stunts, history and culture!
BRING YOUR GREEN THUMB OR QUEST FOR ADVICE TO THE MASTER GARDENERS PLANT SALES MAY 2 AND 9OFFERING MANY UNUSUAL VARIETIES
Master Gardeners of Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Service offer a wide selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees at this year's spring plant sales:
Plants for sale are propagated from the gardens of Master Gardeners. With low prices and wide selection, including unusual varieties, this is a great sale for anyone who loves gardening. Prices range from $2-$20 a plant. Proceeds support an annual horticulture scholarship at CPCC. For more information contact Plant Sale Chair Shannon Stober, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Ewers, Extension Horticulture Agent at or 704 336-4008 or email@example.com.
E-PLANT TIPS FOR WINTER FROM THE NC COOPERATVE EXTENSION SERVICE
In Mecklenburg County the Cooperative Extension Service is part of Park and Recreation and offers the tips for gardeners. Be on the lookout for these pests this spring:
Call Extension at 704-336-4011 for control recommendations
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT PARK AND RECREATION; COME HELP US WITH MANY EVENTS
For information on volunteering for any of these programs contact: Lori Saylor at 704 336-5478 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Volunteers younger than age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers for Therapeutic Recreation (TR) must be at least 18. Join the fun. Volunteer for any of the following:
Volunteers will help clean the Nature Preserve's trails. This is a nation wide event. ALL AGES.
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, click here.