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Board of Adjustments Calendar

  1. Board of Adjustment

    July 14, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Council Chamber

Burlington Housing Commission Calendar

  1. Burlington Housing Commission

    July 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Council Chamber

City Council Calendar

  1. City Council Meeting

    July 21, 7:00 PM @ Municipal Building, City Council Chambers

Historic Preservation Commission Calendar

  1. Burlington Historic Preservation Commission

    July 14, 7:00 PM @ Council Chamber

Other Events

  1. Low-Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic

    July 25, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Burlington Animal Services' Pet Adoption Center

    Rabies vaccinations at a low cost of $5 per pet. Also microchips will be offered for $20 including registration.

Police Department Calendar

  1. Police Department Releases Community-Based Strategic Plan

    July 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Paramount Theater

    Burlington Police Department will reveal and discuss their new five-year community-based strategic plan on Tuesday, July 14th. This strategic plan was designed by the community through 7 strategic planning sessions that the Burlington Police Department hosted in March and April of 2015. Each session averaged attendance of approximately 25 community members and consisted of 4 hours of engaging discussion to identify both visions and strategic directions for the Burlington Police Department’s future. Additional sessions were also held internally with civilian and sworn employees of the Burlington Police Department. At the culmination of the strategic planning sessions, the Burlington Police Department’s executive staff spent many hours combing through over 650 visions and strategic directions that had been generated at the meetings. These visions and directions were assembled and categorized to create what is now the Burlington Police Department’s five-year plan. “I was so impressed

Recreation & Parks Calendar

  1. Geocaching with your Smartphone

    July 8, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Burlington City Park (Meet in parking lot next to Dog Park)

    Ages: 10 & up, ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempts to find the geocache hidden at that location. Come and learn how to use the Geocaching Intro app on your Smartphone and then practice your skills as we head out in search of geocaches! Participants must bring a fully-charged Smartphone with the free Geocaching Intro app installed. Plan on walking up to 2 miles so wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Call (336) 222-5135 to register.

  2. Hikes with Hounds

    July 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Volunteers will take a shelter dog for a hike along one of Burlington’s beautiful trails!

    Burlington Recreation & Parks and Burlington Animal Services are teaming up for the Hikes with Hounds program and are currently searching for volunteers. This new volunteer opportunity will offer an enrichment activity for some of Burlington Animal Services’ adoptable dogs to get away for a couple of hours to enjoy nature, socializing and exercise. Hikes with Hounds will be offered one Friday each month at a hiking trail location at a Burlington park or along the Haw River Trail. Volunteers must meet certain requirements including: • Must be 18 years of age or older • Must be able to hike up to 4 miles at a moderate pace or on an uneven terrain • Must attend volunteer orientation training before becoming a trail dog walker • Registration form with Waiver and copy of ID must be submitted in advance For more information or to register, please call (336) 229-3150. For more information about Burlington Animal Services, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/pets. Space is limited

  3. Senior Trip to Abingdon, Virginia

    July 16, 7:15 AM - July 17

    Age: 55 & above Burlington Recreation & Parks presents a Senior Trip to Abingdon, Virginia. Participants will enjoy a lunch at the Greenway Haven, see the musical matinee “Mary Poppins” at the Barter Theatre, check into Comfort Inn, have dinner at the Martha Washington Inn, see the play “Southern Fried Funerals” at the Barter Theatre, and enjoy breakfast at the hotel. For more information or to register, please call (336) 222-5135.

  4. Guided Sunset Paddle

    July 17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina

    For ages 16 and up Burlington Recreation & Parks invites you to end the week with a leisurely, guided paddle on beautiful Lake Mackintosh. Your stress will melt away as you paddle under the setting sun. Paddlers will have a guide who provides basic paddling instruction as needed and leads the group on the lake. Paddlers may launch their private kayak or canoe for $8. For those renting a boat at the marina the fee is $20 for a solo kayak or $25 for a double kayak or canoe and includes paddles and PFDs. For more information call (336) 222-5135. To register online visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/recreation or call (336) 222-5030.

  5. Boating Education Course

    July 19, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Thataways Youth Center

    For All Ages The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Burlington Recreation and Parks presents the Boating Safety Course. This program includes information about boat operation, legal requirements, handling emergencies, safety requirements, and more. For more information or to register, please visit www.ncwildlife.org or call (336) 455-0292 (9am-6pm only).

  6. Quick Start to Kayaking

    July 21, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina

    For ages 16 and up This class is designed for the beginner paddler and will introduce students to safety, types of kayaks/paddles, kayak fit, paddle strokes, entry and exit of the boat and how to launch your craft into the water. This course involves classroom-style instruction at the launch site and on-water practice. For more information call (336) 222-5135. To register online visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/recreation or call (336) 222-5030.

  7. Kid’s Night Out! @ Thataways Youth Center

    July 24, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Thataways Youth Center

    Ages: 8-12 Burlington Recreation & Parks invites kids to come dance to the newest music, play arcade games, the Wii, crafts, games, basketball, billiards, and more! Door prizes will be given out throughout the night!

  8. After-Work Hike Series

    July 30, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Various Locations (see description)

    Ages: For all ages, ages 15 & younger must be accompanied by an adult Grab a friend and get out for an after-work hike with Burlington Recreation & Parks! Hikes are about 3 miles, with options for a shorter route if needed. These free hikes will be guided so all you have to do is show up ready to go. The hikes are kid-friendly and dog-friendly (dogs must be on leash and you must clean up after your pet). July 30 – Shallow Ford Natural Area • 1955 Gerringer Mill Road, Burlington August 27 – Glencoe Paddle Access • 2348 Glencoe Street, Burlington

Special Events

  1. Musical Chairs Featuring Retro Band

    July 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Park - Jimmy Combs Stage

    Special Events invites you to come and see Retro Band take the Jimmy Combs stage at city Park 7pm. City park rides will be open!! Bring a chair and a picnic and enjoy!! Musical Chairs is a county wide summer concert series taking place every Friday during the months of May - September. This is the marriage of four existing community events. Musical Chairs is organized through the collaboration of many community organizations including: Alamance County Arts Council, Graham Recreation and Parks, Mebane Business Association, Burlington Downtown Corporation and Burlington Recreation and Parks.

  2. Musical Chairs / 4th Fridays Featuring Gray Matter

    July 24, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Depot

    Special Events would like to invite you to see Gray Matter take the stage at 7pm. Starting at 4:30pm there will be live music, food trucks, wine and beer, and even some things for the kiddos to do!! Musical Chairs is a county wide summer concert series taking place every Friday during the months of May - September. This is the marriage of four existing community events. Musical Chairs is organized through the collaboration of many community organizations including: Alamance County Arts Council, Graham Recreation and Parks, Mebane Business Association, Burlington Downtown Corporation and Burlington Recreation and Parks.