Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department

Weekly Publicity Release - August 19, 2005

New Programs/Events

Teen, Pre-teen, and Youth Activities
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will offer the following activities:

August 28th- Roller Skating-Scooters 1-6pm $5 ages 10-18
Pre-registration is required for all activities. Call 278-5518 for more information.

Skate Park
The Oak Island Skate Park will offer free lessons on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm. All new skaters will be instructed by one of the staff members. Call 278-4747 for more information.

Fishing Derby
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will host a free fishing derby for kids on August 27th at Ocean Crest Pier. Registration will take place at 9:30 and the fishing will begin at 10am. Kids will need to bring a fishing pole. Bait will be provided. The first 50 kids will receive a free goodie bag!! Prizes will be awarded to first fish caught, most fish caught, longest fish, shortest fish, etc. To register call 278-5518.

50+ Softball Registration
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for 50+ Softball. Women, ages 18 and over, and men ages 50 and over, may register through August 30th at the Recreation Center. League play will begin tentatively September 20th. Fee is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Call 278-4747 for more information.

Senior Trip
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a trip for seniors to Williamsburg, Va. The trip will depart the Recreation Center on September 26th and return on September 29th. The cost of the trip will be $130 per person based on double occupancy or $230 per person based on single occupancy. Costs are based on hotel accommodations only. Meals and attractions will be additional and at the participantís discretion. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 278-5518 for more information.

Senior Shopping Trip
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a senior shopping trip to Wilmington on September 2, 2005. The group will depart the Recreation Center at 9am and will return at approximately 3pm. Stops will include Target Shopping Center and Westfield Shoppingtown Independence. Lunch will be at K&W Cafeteria. Cost for transportation is $5. Lunch and purchases are additional. Pre-registration is required. Call 278-5518 for more information.

Note: By Law, appropriate car seats/booster seats are required for ages 8 and under or 80 pounds when participating in Recreation Department programs involving transportation.

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