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PiYo returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center

PiYo, the newest fitness craze, returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill this spring. 
PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga without straining your body. Classes begin April 6 and run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. This eight-week class is open to those age 18 and older for $35 per person.

Parking Restrictions in Place at Ocean City Senior Center for Water Tank Cleaning

Beginning Monday, March 21, 2016, parking in the western parking area next to the Ocean City Senior Center on 41st Street will be restricted through May 15 while crews work to clean and repaint an adjacent water tower. 

Those utilizing the center may continue to utilize the parking areas located to the north and northeast of the facility. 
For more information, contact the Ocean City Senior Center at 410-289-0824 or the Commission on Aging at 410-632-1277. 

Holiday Schedule for Worcester County Government

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Library branches, Liquor Control administrative offices and the Recreation Center, will be closed Friday, March 25, 2016, for the Good Friday holiday, and will resume standard hours of operation Monday, March 28. 

Shore Spirits retail liquor stores and the Liquor Control Warehouse will be open during standard operating hours. 

The Central Landfill in Newark will be closed Friday, March 25, but will be open Saturday, March 26. The Central Landfill is closed on Sundays.

Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Council Seeking Nominations for Prevention Honorees

Snow Hill, MD–The Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is seeking nominations of individual adults, youth, or groups who have made outstanding contributions to drug and alcohol prevention or treatment. The awardees will be honored by Worcester County residents, elected officials, and Council members at the 25th Annual Drug and Alcohol Awards Reception and celebrating the 33rd  year of the Council’s existence. This will be held at the Worcester Career and Technology High School on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m.. 

Commissioners recognize Public Health Week

March 15, 2016, the Commissioners present a proclamation to Health Department Acting Prevention Director Mimi Dean recognizing the week of April 4-10 as Public Health Week in Worcester County and commending Health Department officials for providing quality medical care and meeting the health needs in the community. During Public Health Week the Worcester County Health Department will host its annual Tortoise and Hare Dare Walk/Run in Pocomoke on April 2 and host the annual Public Health Week Conference “Public Health: Working for Worcester” in Ocean City on April 6.

Spring Outdoor Youth Soccer Returns for another Spring Season

            Spring is just around the corner and that means it's time for spring soccer. Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) will kick off the Spring Outdoor Soccer League on Sunday, April 3.  

            The league is open to children ages 3 through grade 8. Players will be divided into five, co-ed age divisions (Age 3-4, grades K-1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5, and grades 6-8). The league runs Sunday afternoons at John Walter Smith Park in Snow Hill. Teams from each town will be formed. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 31.

Worcester County Recreation & Parks offers Adult Flag Football League

Worcester County Recreation & Parks is offering a cure for all those diehards going through football withdrawal. Sign up for WCRP’s competitive Adult Flag Football league this spring, which runs on Wednesdays, from April 6 – June 8, 2016. 

The league is open to those ages 18 and up, and it is not for the faint of heart. The league will consist of eight weeks of games plus playoffs. League play will be 8 v 8, and teams may have up to 15 players on a roster. Scores and standings will be kept throughout the season. 

Tourism Officials call for 2016 Worcester Green nominations

Worcester County Tourism is accepting nominations through April 8, 2016 for the 5th annual Worcester Green Awards. Worcester Green celebrates excellence in promoting environmentally friendly practices, strategies and products.

“Our county is fortunate to have so many who are dedicated to cultivating a more sustainable tomorrow by instituting best practices today,” Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger said.

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