Yoga for young people
Enroll your child in Kidz Yoga and watch him or her gain confidence and self-control, the ability to relax and concentrate, plus balance and flexibility. The next session will be held at reCharge Pilates & Barre (3515 Witherspoon Blvd) on Friday, March 2, 6pm. There is a $10 fee, but the first class is free if you register online. Call 919-797-0958 or click here for more info.
Sign up for softball
Registration for Durham Softball’s spring season has started at 223 E Institute Dr (recreation spot in Research Triangle Park). Durham Softball is a co-ed, recreational slowpitch league with a mission to help others. Each team “represents” a local nonprofit, and monies are donated to each of the local nonprofit “sponsors” (Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Hope Animal Rescue, Housing for New Hope, Kidznotes, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Miracle League of the Triangle, South Durham Little League, and STEM in the Park). Each player pays a registration fee of $55. The season starts April 8 and games will be played on Sundays. Visit the Facebook event page for more info and go to the website to register by the Thursday, March 15 deadline (earlier if they get 144 players before that date).
UPDATE: As of Monday, March 19, there are a few spots left. It’s not too late to sign up—Grab your spot now!
NCCU MEAC champs, again!
The Eagles have done it again: North Carolina Central University has won the MEAC Basketball Tournament Championship for the second time in a row. The Eagles beat the Hampton University Pirates 71–63. The game’s high scorer was Pablo Rivas with 22 points (and five rebounds), and head coach LeVelle Moton was named Most Outstanding Coach. Next challenge: the NCAA Tournament. Eagle Pride.
UPDATE: NCCU was toppled in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by Texas Southern. Still, it was a great year and we’ll get ’em next time.
Winter 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.
Winter 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, March 13, 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 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, March 28, 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.