Special Events

Programs

WALL OF FAME BANQUET
Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Avenue
Call: 423-461-8830
Age: All ages
Days: September 30
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost:  Free

RIDE ‘N ROLL CAR SHOW
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Days: October 2
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost:  Free (after Oct. 1 $10/car)

Got a nice ride you’d like to show off? Door prizes every half hour, concessions, music and fun! Registration forms and rules and regulations are available at Memorial Park Community Center. 

100 MAN WALK / HEALTH FAIR
Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Avenue
Call: 423-461-8830
Age: All ages
Days: October 23
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost:  Free

The first 100 men receive a t-shirt. Walk to better your health in honor of October Cancer Month. 
•    Walk – 9 – 11 a.m.
•    Lunch – 11 a.m. – noon
•    Health Fair – noon – 1 p.m.

SUPER SPOOKY SATURDAY
Location: Memorial Park Community Center
Call:  423-434-5749
Date: October 23
Time:  5 - 8 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost:  Free - Haunted Walk $2/person

Outdoor fun for the whole family featuring games, arts and crafts, cupcake walk, marshmallow roasting, inflatables, pumpkin patch and much more. Concessions available for purchase. If you dare, experience the haunted walk Return to Redrum Asylum, which will be held indoors. The costume contest is back this year for ages 2-12. The contest will be held outdoors promptly at 6 p.m. If you dare, experience the haunted walk Return to Redrum Asylum, which will be held indoors. In the event of rain, all activities will be cancelled. 

PUPS AND TRUCKS TRUNK OR TREAT
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: October 28
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (event ends when candy runs out) 
Cost:  Free

A child’s imagination kicks into gear while exploring, touching or climbing aboard vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Explore heavy equipment and emergency response vehicles while collecting loads of candy (don’t forget your candy collection bag). There will also be games, balloon twisting, crafts and other Halloween activities. Bring along your four legged family dressed in the Halloween garb for a doggie costume contest (begins at 6 p.m. must preregister your pet by 5 p.m.) and doggie vaccination records required). You can pick up a registration form at MPCC.

PUMPKIN SWIM
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: October 29
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5/person
Registration: October 18

Floating pumpkins Oh my! Participants will capture their favorite pumpkin, enjoy a little pool time and then take their pumpkin to the activities room to decorate it. Pumpkins are limited. 

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Avenue
Call: 423-461-8830
Age: All ages
Days: October 30
Time: 4 – 8 p.m.
Cost:  Kids in costume free, 18+ $1/person, game tickets $1

Carver’s Annual Halloween Festival is always a big hit with the kids, it features carnival games, inflatables and much more. 

VETERANS DAY
Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Avenue
Call: 423-461-8830
Age: All ages
Days: November 11
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost:  Free

Veterans and spouses are invited to enjoy refreshments in honor of those who served. If you have a family member who has served and you’d like their photo added to our Veterans Wall, please bring a 5 x 7 photo. 

THANKSGIVING DINNER
Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Avenue
Call: 423-461-8830
Age: All ages
Days: November 18
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Join the Carver community for Thanksgiving dinner provided by area churches. Enjoy some great food and fellowship. 

A NIGHT IN WONDERLAND / GIRL’S NIGHT OUT
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: Girls 6 - 14
Days: November 19
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
Cost:  $8/person
Registration: October 25 – November 15

Tickets can be purchased in person at MPCC. Enjoy an evening of pampering. Everything a girl could wish for Mani / Pedi’s, food, dancing and karaoke. Drop off is encouraged. 

NATIONAL CAKE DAY – CAKE WALK FUN!
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: November 24
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost:  Free
Registration: October 18

Who doesn’t love cake? We should celebrate it with cake walks every 15 minutes! We need at least 5 participants per session.
 
SANTA’S MAILBOX
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: 16 and under
Days: Monday through Friday, December 1 through 18
Time: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost:  Free

The recreation lobby at Memorial Park Community Center is home for the best mailbox ever!  Bring your letters to Santa, no postage necessary, and Santa’s helpers will make sure your letter gets to the North Pole in plenty of time for Christmas. Letters must be submitted by December 18. Make sure you add your return address so Santa can answer your letter. 

CHRISTMAS COOKIES
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: December 3
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost:  Free 

Enjoy Christmas cookie with us for National Cookie Day! We will have a cookie decorating station set for children to come by and decorate their own sugar cookie. 

A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS – DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE FLASH SALE
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Day: December 3
Time: 12:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost:  $15/2 tickets, $5 each additional ticket

This is a ONE DAY ONLY sale, tickets will not go on sale again until January 3. The date is set for February 5 for you to dance the night away. Christmas is just around the corner and this is a great Christmas gift.  Tickets will be $10/person starting January 3. Tickets can be purchased from noon until 11:59 p.m. online at www.myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC from 12:30 – 8 p.m. This year’s theme will be A Night Under the Stars.

HOLLY JOLLY RUDOLPH CHRISTMAS PARTY
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: December 10
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Cost:  $5/person, children 3 and under admitted free
Registration: December 1-9

Enjoy good eats, make things that are neat and celebrate Christmas with us. Don’t forget to make a visit to Santa while you’re here. 

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE BIBLE CHURCH PARTY
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: December 11
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Kids of all ages will delight when they see Santa and get a special toy. We are partnering with Found of Life Bible Church for this special event. There will be music and refreshments to enjoy. 

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIAL EVENTS

SENSORY-FRIENDLY FALL FEST
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: October 8
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  Free
Registration deadline: September 3
Instructor: Rachel Clifft

Dress up and enjoy fun fall activities such as pumpkin painting, carnival games and a costume contest.  This event is designed for special needs. Caregivers are welcome, as no personal care will be provided. 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: November 5
Time: 5 – 8 p.m. 
Cost:  $5/person
Registration deadline: October 29
Instructor: Rachel Clifft

Parents enjoy a night out by dropping off your children to participate in an evening of crafts, games and pizza. Please preregister spots are limited.  This event is designed for special needs and their siblings. Caregivers are welcome, as no personal care will be provided. 

HOLIDAY PARTY
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert Street
Call: 423-434-5749
Age: All ages
Days: December 16
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $3/person
Registration deadline: December 13
Instructor: Rachel Clifft

Get in the holiday spirit by decorating Christmas cookies, making a holiday craft and watching a movie. Please preregister spots are limited.  This event is designed for special needs. Caregivers are welcome, as no personal care will be provided.