Physical education (PE) survey
Physical education (PE) programs vary from school to school, and many parents feel that their kids aren’t given enough opportunities to exercise and let off steam. Physical education is actually an essential part of students’ well-being and can lead to better concentration (and ideally better grades). MomsRising is asking parents/grandparents/guardians to fill out the NC Alliance for Health’s Physical Education Survey. Tell them about your child’s experience with PE, and at the same time, enter into a competition where the winner is awarded PE equipment for the school of his or her choice.
A Baseball/Tee-ball Enrichment Camp (for boys and girls ages 5–12) will be held at Durham Memorial Baptist Church (133 Robbins Rd) on Wednesdays, May 2–30 (6:30–7:30pm). All equipment and snacks will be provided (if your child has a glove, he or she is encouraged to bring it). The camp is free; be sure to have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Call 919-596-7350 or click here for more info and to sign up.
The next Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 7pm, in City Hall’s 2nd-floor Committee Room (101 City Hall Plaza).
Spring sports with DPR: Kids
This is just a tiny sample of the sports activities offered by Durham Parks and Recreation. Click here to see the online version of the Play More catalog. You can sign up for activities online or by stopping by the DPR office (400 Cleveland St); call 919-560-4355 for more info.
Spring sports with DPR: Adults
This is just a tiny sample of the sports and fitness activities offered by Durham Parks and Recreation. Click here to see the online version of the Play More catalog. You can sign up for activities online or by stopping by the DPR office (400 Cleveland St); call 919-560-4355 for more info.
Line dance classes
If you want to get into shape, get ready for the upcoming wedding and family-reunion season, or just have fun with friends, you can join any of several line dance classes being offered around town:
Heart & Sole Mall Walkers
Lots of folks join the Heart & Sole Mall Walkers Club and walk at their leisure in Northgate Mall (1058 W Club Blvd) anytime between 7am and 9pm Monday through Saturday and between 9am and 6pm on Sundays. Stop by the Food Gallery on Tuesday, May 8, 8:30am, for the free monthly breakfast and info session about the Durham YMCA before starting your morning walk. Call 919-286-4400 or click here for more info.
LCHC Walk Club
The Lincoln Community Health Center Walk Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9–10am, at WD Hill Recreation Center (1308 Fayetteville St). Call 919-956-4000 for more info.
Durham NC parkrun
If you like to run for fun, join Durham NC parkrun. Once you register, you can take part in timed 5k runs on Saturdays starting at 8am in Southern Boundaries Park (100 Third Fork Dr). Print out your barcode from the website so the officials can give you your time. Check out the course here, and click here to sign up/print out your barcode. It’s free; click here to see typical questions asked of the volunteer organizers (or simply write to email@example.com with your questions. Some of the runners relax after the weekly run at Foster’s Market in Durham (2694 Durham–Chapel Hill Blvd (aka Hwy 15-501))—if you have the time, feel free to join them.
Heels in Motion mall walkers
Start your walking routine by joining Heels in Motion, the mall-walkers at Streets at Southpoint Mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd). The mall opens for walkers Monday–Saturday at 8am (and closes at 9pm), and Sundays at 10am (closes at 7pm). Stop in at the Food Court on Wednesday, May 23, 8am, for the free breakfast and health talk before starting your morning walk. Call 919-572-6450 or click here for more info; sign up at any time at the Welcome Center on the ground floor. They keep a notebook on the desk where you can keep track of your mileage every day.
Did you know that Durham Parks and Recreation has a Weather Line at 919-560-4636? If you’re planning to attend a DPR event and the weather’s iffy, just call the DPR Weather Line or visit their Facebook page to see whether the event has been cancelled.
Sign up for programs online first by opening an account: Go to DPRPlayMore.org, click on “Register Online,” and then click on “Request New Account” in the upper right-hand corner.