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Leland Parks and Rec. December 2013 Update

12/9/2013 10:20:01 PM

Leland Parks and Recreation December 2013 Update

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re looking for something to do this month to escape the craziness of the holidays, Parks and Recreation has plenty of programs for you to enjoy. If you are interested in participating in any event or program or simply would like more information, please contact Amy Ryan, Recreation Specialist at or 910-332-4823. Feel free to forward this message on to your friends and neighbors!


Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is Joining Us for Breakfast!!
Santa is making a special trip to Leland for breakfast! Do you have a 3 to 5 year old who would like to have a meal with Santa? If so, see below for more details.

Leland to Offer Adult Literacy Class
The Town of Leland, in partnership with the Brunswick County Literacy Council, seeks to offer an Adult Literacy Class beginning in early 2014. The purpose of the class is to assist and encourage adults of all ages to reach their desired reading and writing levels. Classes will be customized to the learners’ interests, long-term goals and short-term objectives. Participants will gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to see themselves as capable readers and writers. Information sessions will be held Monday, January 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, January 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Dr.). Members of the community are encouraged to spread the word about this exciting program to those who struggle with reading and writing. For more information, contact Amy Ryan at (910) 332-4823.

Whistle Pig Returns!!!
Join us Feb. 1 for the area's premier Groundhog Day event- the Whistle Pig 5k race and one mile fun run. See below for details.

Join Little Learners
Leland’s Little Learners, our preschool reading program, has returned! We are busy making crafts and reading books. We still have some spots available! See below for more details.

Walk on the Wild Side
Wild Bird Walks will continue in 2014 on the second Thursday of the month. See below for more details.

Is your New Year Resolution to Get Fit or to Stay Fit?
A new 8-week fitness program begins in January. Be sure to call early and reserve your spot since space is limited and the class will fill up fast. See below for information.

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Upcoming Programs and Events:

Breakfast with Santa
* What: Santa is making a special trip to Leland for breakfast! While Santa fills his belly from his long journey from the North Pole, he will be happy talk to children about their wish lists and pose for pictures with the little ones. The Town will serve cereal, fruit and juice. Children will also be able to complete a holiday craft.
* Where: Leland Recreation Building (102 Town Hall Dr.)
* When: Tuesday, December 17 at 9 a.m.
* Fee: FREE! Space is limited!! Please call Amy Ryan at (910) 332-4823 to reserve your spot. Adult must remain with children during the event.

Whistle Pig 5K
* What:  Keep your New Year's resolution by training for the Whistle Pig 5k. This race is a great opportunity to get your run in and check out the new Westgate Nature Park. Come help us bring an end to winter by enjoying the park, the competition and the fun of our area's premier Groundhog Day event. Be sure to wear your best groundhog-inspired costume (overalls/coveralls encouraged). You may even see your shadow!
* Where:  Westgate Nature Park (1260 Westgate Drive)
* When:  Saturday, February 1, race at 9 a.m.
* Fee:  5k - Preregistration by Jan. 17: $25; Beginning Jan. 18: $30; 1 mile -Preregistration by Jan. 17: $15; Beginning Jan. 18: $20. Participant Beanies are guaranteed to those who register by January 17! To register or for more detailed information click here for the Whistle Pig.

Leland’s Little Learners
* What: This free program for children ages 3-5 seeks to stimulate the minds of Leland's children through story time, arts and crafts and time outside on the playground! During the program, parents or guardians must remain with their children. Space is limited, so sign up early.
* Where: Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Dr.)
* When: Tuesday Mornings at 9 a.m.
* Fee: FREE!

Wild Bird Walks
* What: Join the experts from Wild Bird and Garden on a guided bird watching walk in one of the area’s best natural environments. This is a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn about the different species of birds in our area. All you need to bring is a water bottle, binoculars and bug spray!
* Where: Brunswick Nature Park (2601 River Rd SE)
* When: Thursday, January 9; 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
* Fee: FREE! For more information or to register, contact Amy Ryan with Leland Parks and Recreation at (910) 332-4823 or

Total Body Conditioning I
* What: Rev up your metabolism with a challenging full-body workout combining cardio and strength training exercises using body weight, hand weights and elastic bands. There will be a big emphasis on core, balance and flexibility. This class is designed with low impact moves perfect for the beginner or novice or those needing modifications. Please bring water, an exercise mat, and a towel (‘cause you’re gonna sweat!).
* Where: Leland Municipal Park and Recreation Building (102 Town Hall Dr.)
* When: Monday and Wednesday Nights; 5:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. (New 8 weeks starts in January. Date TBD.)
* Fee: $95 for 8 weeks. That’s under $6 a class! Call (910) 332-4823 for more information or to register.

Total Body Conditioning II
* What: This bootcamp style class in the park will challenge and test your fitness level. Cardio bursts, athletic drills, and strength training exercises will test your athletic prowess and help you achieve your fitness goals which you will be setting at the beginning of the session and tracking throughout. Please bring a can-do attitude, water, an exercise mat, and a towel.
* Where: Leland Municipal Park and Recreation Building (102 Town Hall Dr.)
* When: Monday and Wednesday Nights; 6:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. (New 8 weeks starts in January. Date TBD.)
* Fee: $95 for 8 weeks. That’s under $6 a class! Call (910) 332-4823 for more information or to register.

Expressive Art Group
* What: Do you love to paint? Bring whatever you are working on and join others in a supportive environment. All mediums (oils, acrylic, watercolor, pencils) are welcome. This will be a gathering place to share ideas and learn other techniques.
* Where: Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Dr.)
* When: First and Third Thursdays of the month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
* Fee: FREE!

CPR Certification Class
* What: Leland Parks and Recreation is partnering with Leland Fire and Rescue to provide the public with CPR Certification Classes. This class will cover CPR training along with first aid.
* Where: Leland Fire and Rescue, 1004 Village Rd.
* When: January Date TBD
* Fee: $31.51. This includes the course book (must be pre-ordered) and certification card. To register call 910-332-4823. Class space is limited; call now to reserve your spot.

Ongoing Programs:

Our ongoing recreation programs include: Leland's Little Learners, Body Sculpting, Scrapbooking, Line Dancing, Common Threads and Expressive Art. For more information on these programs, please click here.

Other Community Events:

Unity Group Presents the North Carolina Christmas Festival
The Unity Group of North Brunswick will present the annual N.C. Christmas Festival and Parade Saturday, December 14. The parade will begin at 10 am and will take a route along Village Rd. The Festival will follow at Leland Municipal Park (102 Town Hall Dr.) and feature a day of fun, including a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Click here to go the Christmas Festival web site.

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