Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department

Weekly Publicity Release - August 26, 2005

New Programs/Events

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

September 1st and September 15th - Teen Council Meeting-Recreation Center-5:30pm ages 13-18
September 2nd -Teen Night at House of Blues, Myrtle Beach-6-11:30pm $10 ages 13-18
September 9th- Game Night-Recreation Center- 6-8pm ages 10-18
September 10th- Remote Ramping-Sk8 Park- 9am ages 10-18
September 11th- Scooters- 1-6pm $5 ages 10-18
September 16th- Back to School Bash-Recreation Center-5-8pm $2 ages 8-15

Pre-registration is required for all activities. Call 278-5518 for more information.

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 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.

Skate Park Hours
Beginning September 6, 2005 the hours for the Oak Island Skate Park will be as follows:

Fridays- 4-9pm Saturdays 10am-9pm Sundays 1-8pm

The Skate Park will be open on Labor Day Monday. Call 278-4747 for more information.

Nature and Ocean Education Center Hours
The Oak Island Nature Center and Ocean Education Center will be open Labor Day, then open Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm. Call 278-4747 for more information.

Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition on September 10th at 10am. The event will be held at Smith Park. Boys and girls, ages 8-15, will compete in punting, passing, and kicking a football for distance. All contestants will receive a certificate. Winners will receive awards and advance to the Regional competition. Call 278-4747 for more information.

Get Moving Again Oak Island
Itís time once again to launch our Get Moving Oak Island Program. The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department would like to challenge residents to complete a town goal of 200,000 minutes of movement in a 10-week time frame. The Department also wants to meet a goal of at least 75 total participants. The event begins September 12th. Join us as we strive to increase the physical activity level of our community. Pre-register at the Recreation Center or by calling 278-5518.

Tunes at Twilight Concert Series
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the following artists as part of the 2005 Tunes at Twilight Concert Series:

Brent and Mike Acoustic Duo-September 8, 2005-Middleton Park- 6-8pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of summer. This series is supported with funding from the Brunswick Arts Council. Call 278-5518 for more information.

Kayak Trips
Join Oak Island Parks and Recreation as we tour various points throughout Oak Island by kayak. Perfect for the beginner paddler, these trips offer a first-hand chance to see birds, fish, and other aquatic wildlife. Trip fees are $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents.

September 8th- Wetlands 10am
September 28th- Wetlands 10am

Special Trips:

September 13th- Senior Kayak Excursion-Wetlands 9am
September 16th- Fishing Kayak Excursion- Wetlands 10am

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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