Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department

Weekly Publicity Release - September 9, 2005

New Programs/Events

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

September 15th - Teen Council Meeting-Recreation Center-5:30pm ages 13-18
September 16th- Back to School Bash-Recreation Center-5-8pm $2 ages 8-15
September 23rd- Stamping-Recreation Center- 6-8pm
September 24th- Lunch and a Movie- 12-4pm $2
September 25th- Rodeo in Benson- 10am-8pm $10
September 30th- Family Sports Night-Morrison Field- 6-8pm

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

Scrabble Day
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a scrabble session on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 from 2-4pm at the Recreation Center. The group meets each month on the first and third Wednesdays.

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 27th. 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 is sponsoring a trip to Williamsburg, Va., leaving from the Recreation Center on September 26th and returning September 29th. The cost is $130 per person based on double occupancy or $230 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 required. Call 278-5518 for more information.

Skate Park Hours
The hours for the Oak Island Skate Park will be as follows:

Fridays- 4-9pm Saturdays 10am-9pm Sundays 1-8pm
Call 278-4747 for more information.

Nature and Ocean Education Center Hours
The Oak Island Nature Center and Ocean Education Center are open Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm. 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. 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.

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 28th- Wetlands 10am

Special Trips:

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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