Weekly Events at Thataways

 

Thataways Afterschool Program (Runs AUgust-June)


2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Full and Part Time available)
Ages: Elementary & Middle School Students
The Burlington Recreation and Parks Department offers a pick up and drop off Afterschool program at Thataways for the following school sites: Smith & River Mill Academy. This pick-up program is held on site from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. Full-time and part-time participation is available. The program is also offered on certain teacher workdays, holidays, and snow days. Field trips, homework time, and arts and crafts are provided in a safe and fun recreational environment. Registration is currently being accepted for all BRPD After school programs. For more information about Afterschools offered throughout the City of Burlington, please call (336) 222-5030 or visit Youth Programs

Mondays

Burlington Youth Council

 

Mondays (September - May)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages: Middle & High School students only!
Cost: Free
The Burlington Youth Council (BYC) is a community service organization that meets the needs of the Alamance/Burlington middle and high school students. The BYC is the backbone of Thataways, in which they offer suggestions of programs and activities that are held there. This active group of teens volunteer for various events and assists with local programs in the Alamance County area as well as offering activities for themselves. To become a member of BYC, students must be enrolled in a school in Alamance County and maintain satisfactory grades. Members must also attend BYC meetings and events on a regular basis. www.BurlingtonNC.gov/BYC

Teen to Teen Video & Theatre

 
Mondays 
7:00 pm - 8:30pm 
Ages: 13-19 
Cost: Free 
Teen to Teen Video and Theatre explores difficult issues that affect adolescents through the creation and presentation of dramatic skits and workshops. Teens perform original a

nd scripted works including plays, musicals, and videos. Participants receive training in basic acting skills and character development, plus helpful information about community-based assistance and learning to make healthy life choices. Teen To Teen Video and Theatre is designed to educate, empower and encourage our youth. Presentations can be provided to community, church, scout, youth and special interest groups by special arrangement. For more information, please call (336) 222-5134 or visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/teen2teen

Tuesdays


Special Population’s Dances 


Tuesdays
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Ages: 16 & older 
Cost: Free, small cost for games and concessions 
Dances are designed to offer persons with developmental disabilities an opportunity to dance and socialize. We'll also have billiards, foosball, and video arcade games, as well as four televisions for watching pleasure. Concessions are also available, so come out for a fun time and get to know others. 

Wednesdays


Bingo Night for Special Populations


Wednesdays 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Ages
Admission: Free
We will be offering Bingo to any age person with developmental disabilities.  If your club or organization would like to help by donating prizes for Bingo night, please call (336) 222-5134. 

Thursdays

Country Line and Couples Dancing Classes


Thursdays 
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Ages
Admission: $4 per person
Classes are offered to individuals of all ages interested in learning to dance from beginners to advanced. A variety of dances are offered from two-step to the newest country line dances. Instructors are on hand to teach the latest dances. 

SAturdays & sundays


Reserved for Burlington Recreation & Parks Events or rentals


For a listing of special upcoming events, please see our Upcoming Events.

 Disco Ball

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THATAWAYS

THATAWEEN
Thataways Annual Middle School Halloween Dance
Date: Friday, October 25

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Ages: Middle School Students
Cost: $8 per participant
It's Halloween again at Burlington Recreation & Park's Thataways so come dressed in your costume to celebrate! Activities for the night include: a costume contest, Halloween games, selfie station, dancing, prizes, and corn hole. Arcade games, billiards and concessions will be available for a small cost. A parent/guardian must register each participant upon entry and sign out at pick-up to participate. 

PAINT BEFORE DARK
Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 3-5 pm
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $20 per participant
Come by Thataways for a fall scene painting class before enjoying Burlington Recreation and Park's annual Dark in the Park event. Painting instruction and materials (11x14 canvas) will be provided by the Painted Grape of Burlington. Painters can even enjoy a fall trail mix bar during painting breaks. Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins day of event; space is limited. Last day to register is October 25th.

DROP N' SHOP
Date: Saturday, November 30
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Ages: Elementary School Students (K-5)
Cost: $10 per participant
Get some shopping done without the kiddos! Burlington Recreation and Park's Youth Programming staff will be present all morning to play games and lead crafts. Arcade games, billiards, and concessions will be available for an additional small cost. A parent or guardian must register participants upon entry and sign out at pick-up. Pre-registration is required. The last day to register is Tuesday, November 26th. 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 8-10 am
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $7 per participant
Come enjoy a most memorable breakfast at Thataways eat with Santa. Activities available that day will include arts and crafts, face painting, and Santa! Breakfast will include coffee, orange juice or water, a biscuit and fruit! Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins day of event; space is limited. Last day to register is Tuesday, December 3rd.

PAINT AFTER BREAKFAST
Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $20 per participant
Come by Thataways for a Christmas painting class after enjoying Burlington Recreation and Park's annual Breakfast with Santa event. Painting instruction and materials (11x14 canvas) will be provided by the Painted Grape of Burlington. Painters can even enjoy a Christmas cookie decorating station during painting breaks. Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins day of event; space is limited. Last day to register is December 6th.


Thataways Youth Center
1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington 27215
(336)222-5134