Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

Specialized Recreation 80 Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources releases come out, we’ll socialize and enjoy each other’s company and then continue on to the feature of the month. Location and movie will be determined one week in advance. For more information, call 919- 996-2147. #213362 Jan 7 Su 4:00-9:00pm #213363 Feb 4 Su 4:00-9:00pm #213364 Mar 4 Su 4:00-9:00pm #213365 Apr 1 Su 4:00-9:00pm VIP Fitness Age: All ages. These fitness programs are designed for participants with visual impairments. For more information, please call 919-996-2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov Walking Group #216941 Jan 23 T 6:00-7:00pm #216942 Feb 27 T 6:00-7:00pm #216943 Mar 27 T 6:00-7:00pm #216944 Apr 24 T 6:00-7:00pm VIP Fun Bowl Age: 18yrs and up. This program is designed for participants with visual impairments. Come out and bowl! Participants must be able to carry balls to and from the lane and bowl unassisted. No one-on-one instruction will be available. Pin spotters will be provided, and guide rails are available. A fee of $1 cash per game is paid directly to the bowling alley each day. All participants must register in advance for each month. Weekly registration is not available. For more information, please call 919-996-2147. Buffalo Lanes North – Course Fee: $4 #214845 Jan 3-31 W 12:30-2:30pm #214846 Feb 7-28 W 12:30-2:30pm #214847 Mar 7-28 W 12:30-2:30pm #214848 Apr 4-25 W 12:30-2:30pm VIP Trivia Age: 18yrs and up. This program is designed for participants with visual impairments. Enjoy an evening playing competitive trivia every 3rd Thursday of each month. Participants must be able to meet at trivia locations. Transportation home is offered within the Raleigh city limits. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact us at 919-996- 2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov . Buffalo Brothers Capital Blvd #213392 Jan 18 Th 6:00-9:00pm #213393 Feb 15 Th 6:00-9:00pm #213394 Mar 15 Th 6:00-9:00pm #213395 Apr 19 Th 6:00-9:00pm Triangle Thunder Wheelchair Basketball Triangle Thunder is a recreational and competitive adult wheelchair basketball team. They provide opportunities for men and women with a variety of disabilities to become involved in the sport of wheelchair basketball. The goal is to enhance each individual’s social well-being by fostering their physical well-being through vigorous physical exercise, skill formation, and healthy fellowship with other persons with disabilities. Practices are open to new players and to the public. For more information, please contact 919-696-2811 or visit www.trianglethunder.org. Visually Impaired Programs The following programs, noted as VIP, are designed for individuals who are blind or who have vision impairment. Visually Impaired programs are not currently available for online registration. To receive our bi-monthly Newsletter, please contact us at 919-996-2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov . VIP Beep Baseball Age: 18yrs and up. Beep baseball is an adapted form of the traditional sport. It consists of a ball that is larger than a softball, which beeps consistently so players are able to hit it when pitched, and find it in the field. There are two bases rigged with a buzzing sound that are triggered when the ball is hit, so the runner knows which way to go. Get into the swing of things and come play some beep baseball! Please call 919- 996-2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov for more information. VIP Bingo Age: 14yrs and up. This program is designed for participants with visual impairments. Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship, fun and bingo on the 4th Wednesday of the month! Braille and large print cards are available. Chavis Community Center #213400 Jan 24 W 7:00-8:45pm #213401 Feb 28 W 7:00-8:45pm #213402 Mar 28 W 7:00-8:45pm #213403 Apr 25 W 7:00-8:45pm VIP Darts Age: 18yrs and up. Enjoy a competitive evening playing darts. This program is for individuals with visual impairments. For more information, call 919-996-2147. Five Points Center for Active Adults #214837 Jan 8-29 M 6:30-8:15pm #214838 Feb 5-26 M 6:30-8:15pm #214839 Mar 5-26 M 6:30-8:15pm #214840 Apr 2-30 M 6:30-8:15pm VIP Dinner and a Movie Age: 18yrs and up. Join us the first Sunday of each month for dinner and a movie at a local restaurant and movie theatre. As new for free but must fill out a registration form. Specific dance flyers and registration forms will be sent out in advance. No pre- registration accepted. Cost is $5 cash at the door. For more information, call 919-996- 2147 or email SRIS@raleighnc.gov . Snowflake Ball at Cary Academy Jan 26 F 7:00-9:30pm Valentine’s Dance at Millbrook Exchange Feb 3 Sa 7:00-9:30pm Spring Dance at Five Points Center Mar 17 Sa 7:00-9:30pm Wild Wild West Dance at Five Points Center Apr 21 Sa 7:00-9:30pm Specialized Recreation Egg Hunt Age: All ages. In partnership with Rho Phi Lambda, the honor society of the NCSU Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, join student volunteers in an egg hunt designed for participants with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Participants must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian who can complete registration and waiver information upon arrival. This is a free program, and family members are welcome. For more information, please contact us at 919-996-2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov . Laurel Hills Community Center #216853 Mar 25 Su 2:00-4:00pm Specialized Recreation Guided Nature Hike Age: 16yrs and up. Join us for an easy, wheelchair- and stroller-friendly hike along the Walnut Creek Greenway. Along the way we will experience the sounds, sights, smells and texture as we learn about the plants and animals that call this area home. Please register at least four days in advance. Walnut Creek Wetland Center Amphibians #214581 Mar 20 T 11:00am-12:00pm Birds #214582 Apr 17 T 11:00am-12:00pm Triangle Taiko Triangle Taiko is a joint program with the Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department providing free Taiko drumming classes for teens and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Through this program, participants will increase their physical fitness level while learning the history and art of Taiko drumming. Individuals need to have some coordination, the ability to follow directions, a desire to play drums and perform, and be able to handle the loud volume level of the drums. For more information, please call 919-787-6233 or e-mail yokoiwashima@ gmail.com . continued from page 79 —

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