December 9, 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Historic Depot
For the fourth year in a row, Burlington will host the Carolina division of the Atlantic Coast S Gaugers. The ACSG build interactive model train displays. These displays are intricate and made to impress little kids and big kids.
The depot will host a special holiday themed exhibit spanning over a 2 week period. Find a night or day that works for your family/church group/school group or friends and come downtown to check it out!
Many businesses in our Downtown community are helping us keep the fun going by offering a special feature during the exhibit. This display will make little kids eye’s light-up and make our more seasoned citizens relive their youth. Stop in and say Merry Christmas to our downtown community.
December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
The next race is scheduled for January, 6th. Same time and place.
The No-Frills Trail 5K is a series of trail runs (or hikes, walks or whatever speed you'd like). We just want people to get out, move and have a good time! Since this is not a fancy 5k, we’ll only be providing a well-marked 5K course and a clock so you can see your time as you finish. Registration and fees will be taken on race day.
If you want a t-shirt – wear one!
If you need snacks – bring some!
If you want an award – too bad!
The theme for this race is Reindeer Run so be sure to bust out your antlers and red noses!
December 9, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Shallow Ford Natural Area
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER AND MESSY TRAIL CONDITIONS.
Grab a friend and get out for a walkabout in the woods at a local hiking hot spot. The hike is about 3 miles on natural surface trail over rolling terrain. Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots. Bring a water bottle and an extra layer. Trekking poles recommended. Suitable for ages 6+ (ages 6-16 must be accompanied by an adult). Dogs welcome! Hike starts at 2:30 so arrive a few minutes before.
December 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - December 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Maynard Aquatic Center
This class has prerequisites.
Class participants must be able to:
* Swim 300 yards without stopping.
* Tread water for 2 minutes with hands out of the water.
* In under 1 minute and 40 seconds, lifeguard candidates must be able to swim 25 yards and surface dive to a 13ft depth, retrieve a 10lb brick, hold it with both hands while swimming it back 25 yards, and get out of the pool.
Additional competencies require good communication, teamwork, listening, and a can-do attitude.
December 9, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Thataways Youth Center
Ages: 3rd-5th grade students only
Celebrate the holidays with Burlington Recreation & Parks at Thataways with dancing, arcade games, billiards, arts & crafts, prizes, and concessions all night long! Parents must sign students in at the door.