Boys and girls ages 6 to 17 are invited to play “the beautiful game,” Indoor Soccer, at the Holton Career and Resource Center (401 N Driver St) on Mondays, 6–8pm, from October 16 through November 6. Another session will be held from November 20 through December 11. Call Durham Parks and Recreation at 919-560-4355 for more info.
Everybody’s getting geared up for basketball. Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 are invited to sign up for Youth Basketball. The teams will be arranged by age; the ranges are ages 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, and 11 and 12. Parents/guardians should have the child’s birth certificate and the $28 fee by the Wednesday, November 1 deadline. Register at the DPR office (400 Cleveland St); call 919-560-4355 for more info.
Youth Basketball Fundamental clinics will be offered at Walltown Park (1308 W Club Blvd) for boys and girls ages 5–8 on Tuesdays 6–6:45pm, October 10–31. The clinic for those ages 9 through 12 will be held on Tuesdays from 7 to 7:45pm. There’s a fee of $4; call 919-560-4355 for more info.
Youth Basketball Fundamental clinics will be offered at IR Holmes/Campus Hills (2000 S Alston Ave) for boys and girls ages 8–12 on Wednesdays 6–7pm, September 13–October 18. Another clinic will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 7pm, November 8–December 13. There’s a fee of $9; call 919-560-4355 for more info.
Adult Open Gym Basketball features pickup games for players age 18 and up at the following parks:
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, October 10, 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.
Pony Ride (on bikes)
The Adventure Cyclists of Bull City (AC/BC), Durham Cycles, Seven Stars Cycles, and Bullseye Bicycle are banding together to cosponsor the Pony Ride on Tuesday, October 10. Meet at the Major the Bull sculpture in CCB Plaza (Corcoran St between Chapel Hill and Parrish Sts) at 6pm and join a bike ride that will end at Ponysaurus Brewing Co (219 Hood St). Visit the Facebook page to stay current with this monthly event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, October 25, 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.