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      Therapeutic Recreation Wire -May 2016 

    Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation 

    Therapeutic Recreation Section 

    Karla Gray 

    TR Senior Manager  

    [email protected] 

    980-314-1314 

    Danielle Dobbs-Jackson 

    TR Specialist 

    [email protected] 980-314-1309 

    Karen Howard 

    TR Specialist [email protected] 980-314-1303 

    Melissa Johnson TR Specialist [email protected] 980-314-1304 

    Ariel Kliem 

    TR Specialist [email protected] 

    980-314-1306 

    Shannon Maxwell 

    TR Specialist 

    [email protected] 

    980-314-1308 

    Jana McMullen 

    TR Specialist 

    [email protected] 

    980-314-1305 

    Stacey Thomas 

    TR Specialist 

    [email protected] 980-314-1302 

    Shawn Whitman TR Specialist [email protected] 980-314-1307 

    http://tr.charmeck.org

    Therapeutic Recreation Section

    Contact Information 

    Staff Spotlight!! Meet Karen!

    Karen has been with the department since May

    1998! Here are some fun facts about her!! 

    I grew up in Silver Spring, MD, right outside ofWashington, D.C., but have called

     North Carolina home since 1978.

    I love to get outdoors, and am passionate aboutgardening, music, and traveling with my husband Bobby. 

    Three boys - ages 10, 7 and 5 - call me “Grandma”!

    http://tr.charmeck.org/http://tr.charmeck.org/

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    2  Therapeutic Recreation Wire -May 2016 

    VIP Travel Club For adults and seniors, ages 35 and up, with a

    visual impairment   Pick -up/Drop-off locations: 

     Marion Diehl Recreation Center (MDRC) 

    2219 Tyvola Road   Metrolina Association for the Blind (MAB),

    704 Louise Avenue  May 25th (Wednesday) – Dan Nicholas Park in

    Salisbury, picnic lunch included  

     Pick -up: MDRC @ 9:00 am, MAB @ 9:30 am

      Drop-off: MAB @ 3:30 pm, MDRC @4:00 pm 

    $15.00  [email protected] 

    Enjoy a social day with friends, while building

    independence in the community. Learn about

    historical, educational and recreational attractions

    in the Charlotte area. Please bring money for

    lunch.

    Registration deadline: May 20th, 2016 

    The Social Grub Club

     For teens and adults, ages 16 and up, with disabilitie

    South Park Mall Food Court

    4400 Sharon Road

     May 19th (Thursday)

    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    $10.00 (does not include dinner)

     [email protected] 

     [email protected] 

    Come hang out with your friends, enjoy a good dinner a

    the food court, and engage in a facilitated group discuss

    This new social program provides the opportunity for

     participants to improve social skills, and engage with th

     peers. 

    Registration Deadline: May 16th, 2016

    **NEW PROGRAM**Baking Battles 

     For adults, ages 18 and up, with disabilities  Marion Diehl Recreation Center  

    2219 Tyvola Road  

     May 4th—May 24th (Wednesdays) 

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm 

    $30.00

     [email protected] 

     New Baking Battles program!  Battle your friends as

    test our baking skills and follow a different recipe eac

    week. 

    Participants will bring home all baked goodsmade in class.  We will even try baking outside!  Thi

    a fun, creative class that will also include opportuniti

    work on social skills while we bake our treats! 

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016 

    Programs

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

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    3  Therapeutic Recreation Wire -May 2016 

    Young Adults on the Go!

     For young adults, ages 21(out of high school)-40,

    with disabilities

     Marion Diehl Rec Center  

    2219 Tyvola Road

     May 14th (Saturday) –

    Charlotte Knights Baseball Game 

    Time TBD 

    Cost TBD

    [email protected]

     [email protected]

    Get ready to be on the GO with our Young

    Adults on the Go Program! You’re sure to enjoy

    the wide variety of attractions and events we’ll

    take in…hang out with people you know, and

    make new friends, too! Participants must be

    independent in self -care.

    Registration Deadline-

    May 9th, 2016 

    Nature Bugs 

     For youth, ages 2-6, with disabilities  Marion Diehl Recreation Center  2219 Tyvola Road  

     Multipurpose Room 1  May 3rd - May 31st (Tuesdays) 

    5:30 pm-6:30 pm 

    $40.00  [email protected] 

    During this 5 week program, we will focus on a differ

    sense (sight, sound, touch, taste or smell) each week.

    Participants will get to read a book about the featured

    sense, do an engaging activity and play a fun game!

    Parent assistance is required.

    Registration Deadline: April 27, 2016 

    TR Dance: Fiesta!

     For teens and adults, ages 13 and up, with disabilities

     Marion Diehl Recreation Center

    2219 Tyvola Road

     May 13th (Friday)

    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    $10.00

    [email protected]

    Put on your dancing shoes and come join us for theFiesta Dance! Wear your best Fiesta attire and join us

    a night of fun, food and dancing! See you there!

    Programs

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

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    4  Therapeutic Recreation Wire -May 2016 

    School’s Out Club for Youth 

     For youth, ages 6 -12, with disabilities 

     Marion Diehl Recreation Center  2219 Tyvola Road  

     May 27th (Monday) 

    8:30 am – 4:30 pm $35.00 

     [email protected] [email protected] 

    School’s out so let’s play! During this school dayout, children will play games, make crafts, take a

    field trip and engage in physical activities! All of

    these activities are used to promote peer

    interaction and appropriate social skills, physical

    activity, and independence. Children must bring

    their lunch with them.

    Registration Deadline: May 24, 2016 

    School’s Out Club for Teens 

     For teens, ages 13-21 Still in HS, with disabilities

     

     Marion Diehl Recreation Center  

    2219 Tyvola Road   May 27th (Monday) 

    8:30 am – 4:30 pm $35.00 

     [email protected] 

    [email protected] 

    School’s out so let’s get together with friends! During

    this school day out, teens will play group games, makcrafts, take a field trip and engage in physical activitie

    All of these activities are used to promote peer

    interaction and appropriate social skills, physical activ

    and independence. Teens must bring their lunch with

    them.

    Registration Deadline: May 24, 2016 

    Programs

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

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    5  Therapeutic Recreation Wire -May 2016 

    **NEW PROGRAM**Wilderness Skills 

     For children, teens and adults, ages 6 and up,

    with disabilities 

     Picnic Shelter behind Marion Diehl Recreation

    Center  

    2219 Tyvola Road

     May 2nd - May 16th (Mondays) 

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

    $15.00

     [email protected] 

     New Wilderness Skills program!  Learn new

    skills that involve the outdoors.  We'll learn

    outdoor cooking, shelter building, edible plants,

    outdoor safety and so much more!  This is a fun,

     beginner level program to teach the basics that

    you would need for camping, or being out-

    doors.  There will be 3 different age groups:

    Youth-ages 6-12, Teens-ages 13-18, Adults-ages

    18 and up.  Each age group will have one session:

    Youth-May 2, Teens-May 9, and Adults-May

    16. 

    Registration Deadline: Youth-Wednesday,

    April 27, Teens-Wednesday May 4, and Adults

    -Wednesday May 11. 

    Adapted Kayaking 

     For teens and adults, ages 13 and up, with physical

    disabilities 

     Latta Plantation Accessible Kayak launch 

    6211 Sample Road, Huntersville, 28078 

     May 3rd (Tuesday) 

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm 

    $10.00

     [email protected] 

    This program is for individuals with physical disabilitieswho are interested in learning about kayaking.  Kayak

    instruction will take place on land and in the water.  All

    gear and kayaks will be provided. 

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016 

    Wilderness Bunch 

     For teens and young adults, ages 16 to 35, with

    disabilities 

     Drop off/Pick up at Marion Diehl Recreation Center  

    2219 Tyvola Road  

     May 20th- May 22nd (Friday

    -Sunday)

     

     Drop off: 3:30 pm-4:00 pm

     Pick up: 3:00 pm-3:30 pm 

    $100.00

     [email protected] 

    Enjoy a 2 night tent camping trip at McDowell Nature

    Preserve.  We will camp out under the stars and learn mor

    about the great outdoors.  We will teach tent camping

     basics, and enjoy different hikes and outdoor activities.  W

    will also go kayaking during this trip. Drop off and pick u

    will be at Marion Diehl Recreation Center.  Participants

    must be independent in all self -care, and must be able to

    self -navigate unsteady terrain and keep up with the

    group.  Previous camping experience not required!  All

    meals and equipment will be provided. 

    Registration Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2016 

    Programs

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

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