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General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center

(843) 918-2380
 
General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center
(formerly Base Recreation Center)
800 Gabreski Lane

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The General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center is a great place for meetings, games, classes, activities and receptions.  The center includes a ballroom, a stage and several meeting rooms.  Billiards and table tennis are available during business hours and are free! 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday through Friday - 8:30am until 9:00pm  
Saturday and Sunday - By Reservation Only

If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, or want to lead a group at the General Robert H. Reed  Recreation Center, call 843-918-2380.  We welcome programming suggestions.

Free Wi-Fi services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 9:00pm.  Just bring your own laptop, enjoy some coffee, catch up on the world news and surf the web.

Gametime is popular at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center.  Please see the descriptions below for days and times.  

  • Bridge is a trick-taking game using a standard 52 card deck.  It is played by four players in two competing partnerships, which partners sitting opposite of each other.  Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online, or with friends it home, making it one of the most popular card games, particularly among seniors.  Join us for Bridge from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Monday's.  
  • Canasta is a card game of the rummy family that is believed to be a variant of 500 Rum.  Although many variations are possible for two, three, five, or six players, it is most commonly played with a group of four split into two teams, while using two standard decks of cards.  The object is to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand.  Join us for Canasta from 11:30am to 3:00pm on Wednesday's.  
  • Chess and Checkers are strategic games that are free and fun, and free coffee is available.  Bring a partner and play with deluxe Staunton-style chess pieces.  Chess and Checkers are played from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday's. 
  • Cribbage is a card game traditionally for two players, but can also be played with three, four, or more participants.  It involves grouping cards in combinations in order to gain points.  Join us for Cribbage from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday's. 
  • Hand and Foot is a variation of Canasta and is played with four to six standard decks.  It is ideal for two players, but there are options for four to six players.  Each player is dealt two hands; the first set of cards is considered the hand, while the second set is considered the foot.  Join us for Hand and Foot from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday's.  
  • Mah Jong is a tile-based game that originated in China and offers great exercise for your brain.  Similar to rummy, Mah Jong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation, while also involving a degree of chance.  Players are responsible for purchasing their own card, and instructors are available to teach players in advance.  Join us for Mah Jong from 11:30am to 3:00pm on Tuesday's.  
  • Pinochle is a trick-taking card game typically with two to four participants and played with a 48-card deck.  Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds.  Join us for Pinochle from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Tuesday's.  
In addition to the above mentioned games, there are a variety of other activities that are offered at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center.  Please see below for more details.  

Bingo... Bingo anyone! Come out and play every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Participants must bring a prize valued at $1 in order to play.  

Billiards... The General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center hosts seasonal 8-ball and 9-ball leagues throughout the year.  On Wednesday's, when leagues are not in season, we host daily tournaments that are open to all.  The pool tables are open for free play any time during business hours when leagues are not scheduled.

Fitness Yoga is a form of strength training.  Our class focuses on a common sense approach with a goal of no injuries and using correct muscle memory.  Yoga helps with core strength, posture, balance, and gaining flexibility.  Please bring your own mat and water.  Fitness Yoga is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am and the fee is $7 per class.    

Senior Dances…  This popular dance series at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center Ballroom has become a year-round event.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets are just $7 per person and may be purchased at the door.  All dances are from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  Please contact Rosalie at 570-881-0244 or rosaliejack1566@gmail.com for information or to reserve a table.  This dance series is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach.

  • Saturday, May 5
  • Saturday, May 19
  • Friday, June 15
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Saturday, July 7
  • Friday, July 20
  • Saturday, July 28
  • Friday, August 17
  • Saturday, August 25
  • Saturday, September 22
  • Saturday, October 6
  • Saturday, October 27
  • Saturday, November 3
  • Saturday, December 1
  • Saturday, December 7 

Senior Movie Schedule…  Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00pm at the recreation center, located at 800 Gabreski Lane.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

  • Friday, April 13, 2018 – The Mummy (PG-13), Tom Cruise
  • Friday, April 20, 2018 – Kidnap (R), Halle Berry
  • Friday, April 27, 2018 – Skiptrace (PG-13), Jackie Chan, Jonny Knoxville

Ballroom Dance Lessons…  Grab a dance partner and get ready to Ballroom dance.  The core elements of ballroom dancing are control and cohesiveness.  You can learn both techniques each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center.  Practice is held from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.  The cost is $10 per class, which includes the practice session.  For more information, call Sandra Lucas-Hyde at 843-602-7197 or visit www.themusicmachine.dance/.

Beginner Novice Dance Lessons…  This class requires some dance experience.  With that experience, you can enhance your moves in record time.  You will have the opportunity to combine your experience with various line dance steps.  The class is held at 6:30pm on Tuesday's. 

Shag Dance Lessons…  Learn the basic steps for South Carolina’s official dance, The Shag.  The Shag is a type of swing dance that developed during the 1930's and 40's combining nimble footwork with upbeat rhythm and blues known as beach music.  You can learn the various Shag steps each Wednesday at the Base Recreation Center.  Sandra Lucas-Hyde teaches a Shag class from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.  Shag practice is held 6:00pm to 6:30pm.  The cost is $10 per class which includes the practice session.  Call Hyde at 843-602-7197 or visit www.themusicmachine.dance/.

Improved Beginners Classes…  This class is designed for dancers who have mastered the simple dance moves from the low impact line dance steps.  The class is held at 2:30pm on Wednesday's. Each class is $3.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

Intermediate Dance Classes…  This class allows you to show off your moves you learned in Beginners and Improved Beginners classes.  You will learn how to incorporate various line dance moves and add some additional complex routines.  Each class is $3.  You can pair the Improved Beginners and Intermediate Classes for $5.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

Line Dance Class with Sonia…  Learn the latest line dance moves with great music.  This is an intermediate class for experienced dancers are welcome.  Classes are held from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday's.  Each class is $4 for city residents; for non-city residents, the class costs $10 per class.  City of Myrtle Beach residents with swipe card pay $23 monthly.

Line Dance Lessons…  The General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center offers line dancing classes on Mondays.  The beginner’s class starts at 2:30pm.  The intermediate class begins at 3:30pm.  You can learn all the latest party dances.  Each class is $3 per person or $5 for two classes.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

Low-Impact Line Dance Classes…  The General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center offers the new, Low Impact Line Dance Classes on Tuesdays.  The beginners’ class starts at 5:30pm.  The intermediate class begins at 6:30pm.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

Low-Impact Line Dance Classes for seniors…  Seniors can learn the latest line dance routines at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center.  The class is held each Tuesday at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.  Additionally, a beginner class is held each Wednesday at 2:30pm.  The intermediate class begins at 3:30pm.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

Partners Choreographed Class…  Seniors can learn the latest moves with a dance partner at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center.  The class is held from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday's.  Each class is $3 per person.  For more information contact Rosalie at rosaliejack1566@gmail.com or call 570-881-0244.

Open Studio…  This “open” class is being held Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Available options for artwork projects are oil paints, acrylics, watercolors and color pencils.  The cost is $5 per visit for city residents and $10 per visit for non-city residents.

Myrtle Beach Table Tennis…  If you enjoy the game of table tennis, come join this competitive group!  All are welcome to play.  The group meets from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Monday's and Thursday's, with free lessons offered from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday's.

Quilting…  Learn how to make your very own quilt or show off your skills to others from 10:00am to 1:30pm on Thursday's at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center.  All are welcome to join this fun and exciting group. 

Guitar Lessons…  General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center offers lessons with Steve Marino every Wednesday and Thursday and Friday by appointment.  Steve offers quick and easy instructions for the beginner student and theory and technique for the developed guitarist.  Classes are in one hour sessions beginning at 4:30pm. through 8:30pm.  Students must have their own guitar and call to schedule a time, with a maximum of four students per time slot.  Fees are $5 a class for residents; $10 a class for non-city residents.

Zumba…  Using Latin and World music, dance your way to a fitter body.  With interval training sessions you tone and sculpt the body while burning fat; great for building a strong core.  No dance experience needed, just bring a smile!  The classes are from 6:15pm to 7:00pm each Tuesday and Thursday.