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12/3/2009

Charlotte, NC –Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department sponsors four special activities for youth on winter break in December, 2009 from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The activities are Laser Quest, Skatemania, Moviemania, and Bowling!

These activities are offered at five school recreation sites, a new partnership of Park and Recreation with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Travel by van to the activities will be provided from each recreation site:
  • Martin Luther King School Recreation Site, 500 Bilmark St.
  • Merry Oaks School Recreation Site, 3508 Draper Ave.
  • Shamrock Gardens School Recreation Site, 3301 Country Club Rd.
  • Thomasboro School Recreation Site, 538 Bradford Dr.
  • Winget School Recreation Site, 12235 Winget Rd.

Advance registration is required. To register for one or more activity, Go to Eparks and use the Course Codes below for specific activities and locations, or call 311.

1. School Day Out…Laser Quest: For ages 12-17, experience fast-paced laser game, a combination of high-tech tag with hide and seek, December 21, 11am-2pm. Participants play two games at Laser Quest on Independence Blvd., $16 per person. Players may bring a bag lunch and extra money. Course Codes:

#5438- Martin Luther King School Recreation Site
#5431- Merry Oaks School Recreation Site
#5441- Shamrock Gardens School Recreation Site
#5440-Thomasboro School Recreation Site
#5442- Winget School Recreation Site

2. Winter Break Skatemania: For ages 6-13, skate with friends at Starlight Roller Rink on WT Harris Blvd., December 22, 1pm-4pm, $5 per person. Bring money for snacks. Course Codes:

#5399- Martin Luther King School Recreation Site
#5401- Merry Oaks School Recreation Site
#3087- Shamrock Gardens School Recreation Site
#5400- Thomasboro School Recreation Site
#5402- Winget School Recreation Site

3. Movies 10 Moviemania: For ages 6-13, see a selected G-rated movie at Movies 10 in Matthews, December 28, 12-4pm, $2 per person. Bring money for snacks/arcade games. Course Codes:

#5449- Martin Luther King School Recreation Site
#5450- Merry Oaks School Recreation Site
#5451- Shamrock Gardens School Recreation Site
#5452- Thomasboro School Recreation Site
#5791- Winget School Recreation Site, 12235 Winget Road

4. Winter Break…Youth Bowling Trip: For ages 6-13, bowl at AMF University Lanes on North Tryon St., December 29, 1am-4pm, $9 fee for two games, shoes, pizza and soft drink. Course Codes:

#5498- Martin Luther King School Recreation Site
#5397- Merry Oaks School Recreation Site
#3086- Shamrock Gardens School Recreation Site
#5396- Thomasboro School Recreation Site, 538 Bradford Drive
#5790- Winget School Recreation Site
For more information call 311 or contact Park and Recreation staff at the school recreation sites:

Martin Luther King School Recreation Site, Alvis.James@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-2924
Merry Oaks School Recreation Site, Clarence.Johnson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-569-1496
Shamrock Gardens School Recreation Site, Derrick.Montgomery@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-1502.
Thomasboro School Recreation Site, Charles.Young3@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-399-3911.
Winget School Recreation Site, Cara.Helfer@MeckenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-504-5433.



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