Hickory well crafted logoHickory – A number of events are scheduled for August in Hickory.  This list is from the City of Hickory Parks & Recreation website.

Prime of Life Senior Expo 2017: One stop, shop for lots of valuable information. Join Ridgeview Recreation Center for a trip to Hickory Metro Convention Center on Tuesday, August 22 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Transportation will be provided for adults ages 50 and up. Vans will depart Ridgeview Recreation Center at 8:30 am. Please sign up by Friday, August 18 by calling Ridgeview Recreation Center (828) 324-8007. Vendors include local hospitals and area businesses including health & beauty, medical offices and care, housing, financial planning, resource agencies and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free!

Art for All: Ever want to learn to paint or maybe you have some experience but don’t have the supplies or need a little instruction come to Ridgeview Recreation Center, Tuesday, August 15 at 6:00 pm. The Hickory Museum of Art offers these free art classes for the general public. Just show up and have fun creating, sharing ideas and learning something new. All art materials will be supplied. Free for participants ages 16 and older.

Women’s Equality Week: Saturday, August 26, 1920 commemorates when women’s voting officially became part of the US constitution. This marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women’s rights. Learn more about the women who made it happen. Each day at Ridgeview Recreation Center from Tuesday, August 22 to Saturday, August 26 we will feature a woman who made significant strides towards equality All materials will be supplied. Free for participants ages 16 and older.

Hey! Go Fly a Kite: Yes, we will gladly go fly a kite and enjoy it. Bring a kite or use one of our kites Wednesday, August 23 at 5:00 pm. We look forward to a perfectly breezy day which we can enjoy. We will meet at Ridgeview Recreation Center. All materials will be supplied. Free for participants ages 16 and older.

Staycation Billiards Competition: It’s a hot outside and nowhere to go so, take a “Staycation” to Ridgeview Recreation Center and compete in our monthly billiards tournament. Rack’s up, Thursday, August 24 at 5:00 pm. This tournament is open to the public, fifty cents entry for all 16 and older. All equipment will be provided.

Free Summer Lunch Program with Hickory Parks and Recreation: This program will end on Friday, August 18. Hickory Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Summer Lunch Program in collaboration with Catawba County Schools! This lunch will be free for all youth ages 18 and under.

There will be two sites: Highland Recreation Center located at 1451 8th Street Drive NE and Ridgeview Recreation Center located at 115 7th Avenue SW.

Lunch will be served Monday through Friday during the following times: Highland 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, Ridgeview 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.

For questions regarding this program please contact Von Curry, Senior Recreation Programmer at Highland Recreation Center (828) 261-2251 or Andrea Nixon, Senior Recreation Programmer at Ridgeview Recreation Center (828) 324-8007.