Contact: 919-975-1411; selma-nc.com
Selma Railroad Days Run/Family Fun Walk
The 5k Run is open to all and is a USATF sanctioned race that begins at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Webb and Waddell Streets in Selma on Oct. 3. Registration is $15-20 and includes a t-shirt and runners bag (while supplies last). Awards for 5K are presented for overall and age groups place winners. All fun walkers will be presented a medal. To register, visit active.com.
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Selma Corn Hole Classic by the Tracks Tournament
A corn hole tournament held in conjunction with Railroad Days in Selma on Oct. 3, will be held in Selma at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3. The entry fee is $30 per team. The champion team will receive a trophy and all participants receive a t-shirt (while supplies last). All participants must throw from the 30-foot line. Register by Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. The field is limited to 24 teams.
Youth girls volleyball
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department will offer a youth volleyball league for girls ages 9-14. Practices begin in mid-September. The fee is $25-30. Register by Aug. 28.
The Selma Parks Dept. is offering Zumba classes at the Harrison Center for Active Aging. Thursday night classes are held at 6:30 now until Aug. 27. The cost is $5 per class. Zumba fuses Latin and international rhythms with tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be easy and fun to do.
Contact: 919-934-2148; smithfield-nc.com
Champion Youth Outreach Cheering
The Smithfield Parks Dept. and Champion Youth Outreach are offering cheerleading classes for beginners to elite level kids, covering recreational all the way up to competitive cheer levels. Classes will be held Mondays at the AIG Center Gym. Ages 4-6 are from 6 until 6:45; 7-9 from 6:45 until 7:30; 10-and-up from 7:30 until 8:15. There is an $8 registration fee and $7 per week. Register at youngchampionsofamerica.com/northcarolina.
Aquatics, fitness programs
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of aquatics classes and fitness programs. Visit SRAConline.com or call 934-1408 for more information. Some of the fitness Offerings include Cycling, Zumba, Hip Hop Hustle, Piyo, Turbo Kick, Total Body, Tai Chi, Inferno Cycle, P90X and Cycle Fusion. For more information regarding classes, please call 934-1408. All classes are roughly an hour long.
Contact: 919-553-1551; townofclayton.org
Youth Fall Basketball
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer youth basketball for ages 7-17 for boys and ages 5-15 for girls this fall. (Ages are as of Dec. 31.) Practices begin in Novemeber and games run from December through early March. There are typically two games or practices a week. The fee is $25 for residents/family annual members (registration now open) or $60 for others (registration opens Sept. 15).
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and costs visit townofclaytonnc.org online.
Tae Kwon Do
This Tae Kwon Do program for ages 7 and up focuses on self-confidence, discipline and physical fitness. The instructor, Joey Reeder, is an International Tae Kwon Do Federation certified black belt. Regulation uniforms are not mandatory. Testing to advance in belt rank is done for an additional fee. Classes start on the first Tuesday of each month and run from 6-8 p.m. Fees are $25-40.
Clayton Community Center Memberships
Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents. Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly. Residents fees are only $5 per year.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in the community garden.
If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, call 919-553-1550 or come by the Clayton Community Center (715 Amelia Church Road).