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General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center

(843) 918-2380

800 Gabreski Lane
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Kevin Morris, General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center Supervisor

OVERVIEW

The Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department manages the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, one of the city's four recreation centers.  This recreation center, formerly known as the Base Recreation Center, is unique.  The facility is available for rent!  Contact the recreation center directly to inquire.  The facility includes...

  • Large Ballroom
  • Kitchen
  • Wooden Stage
  • Meeting Rooms
HOURS OF OPERATION 

Mondays through Fridays...  8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Saturdays and Sundays...  Reservations Only

PROGRAMS

General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center offers various classes and activities.  The recreation center reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet minimum enrollment numbers, with a full refund provided for cancelled classes.  Call 843-918-2380.  

Interested in teach a class or workshop?  Contact General Robert H. Reed  Recreation Center at 843-918-2380.  The staff welcomes programming suggestions.


WEEKLY SERVICES & GAMES

  • Free Wi-Fi services are available Monday through Friday during hours of operation.  Please 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.  
  • Billiards is popular throughout the year.  The recreation center host seasonal 8-ball and 9-ball leagues.  On Wednesdays, 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.  
  • Bingo is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Participants must bring a prize valued at $1 in order to play.  
  • 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 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays.  
  • 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 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays to play.
  • 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.  Games are played from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays. 
  • 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 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays to play.
  • 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, and the first set of cards is considered the hand.  The second set is considered the foot.  Join us from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays to play.
  • 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 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.  
  • 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 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.  
  • Table Tennis is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.  Free lessons are available from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.  All are welcome to join this group. 
DANCE CLASSES & EVENTS

Dance is popular at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center.  We offer a variety of dance classes, as well as senior dances.

  • Ballroom Dance Lessons teach the core elements of ballroom dancing.  Lessons are 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  A 30-minute practice session is available following the class.  The fee is $10 per class.  For more information, call Sandra Lucas-Hyde at 843-602-7197.
  • Beginner Novice Dance Lessons require some previous dance experience.  This class offers the opportunity to combine experience with various line-dance steps.  Lessons take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  
  • Country Partner Line-Dance Lessons with Sonia takes place on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.  City residents with a swipe card pay $23 for 10 visits (single class costs $4), and non-city residents with a punch card pay $40 for 10 visits (single class costs $10).  
  • Improved Beginner's Dance Class is designed for dancers who've mastered simple dance moves from low impact line dance steps.  The fee is $3 and the class takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  For more information, call 570-881-0244.  
  • Intermediate Dance Class allows participants to show off moves learned in the Beginner and Improved Beginner classes.  This class incorporates various line-dance moves and adds some additional routines.  The fee for this class is $3.  Or, you have the option of pairing it with one of the beginner classes for $5 for both.  For more information, call 570-881-0244.
  • Line-Dance Class with Sonia teaches the latest line-dance moves.  The low-intermediate class is 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays.  A beginner line-dance class is also available from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.  The fee for this class is $4 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents.  City residents with a swipe card pay $23 for 10 visits, and non-city residents pay $40 for 10 visits (punch card).  The first class is free!
  • Low Impact Line-Dance Class is available at 5:30 p.m. (beginners' class) and 6:30 p.m. (intermediate class) on Mondays.  Participants pay $3 per person.  For more information, call 570-881-0244.
  • Low Impact Intermediate Line-Dance Class is available for seniors at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Each class costs $5 per person.  For more information, call 570-881-0244.
  • Partners Choreographed Dance Class is available for seniors to learn the latest dance moves with a partner.  Each class costs $3 per person.  Classes are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  For more information, call 570-881-0244.
  • Shag Dance Lessons are available, taught by Sandra Lucas-Hyde.  Classes take place from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, with additional practice from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $10 per class.  Call Sandra at 843-602-7197.
  • Senior Dances have become a year-round event!  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased at the door.  All dances take place from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  For more information or to reserve a table, call 570-881-0244.  Here's a list of remaining dance dates...
-Saturday, August 24, 2019
-Saturday, September 7, 2019
-Saturday, September 28, 2019
-Saturday, October 26, 2019
-Friday, November 14, 2019
-Saturday, December 7, 2019
-Friday, December 13, 2019

  • Zumba uses Latin and World music to help you dance your way to a more fit body.  With interval training sessions, participants tone and sculpt while burning fat.  No dance experience is needed.  Classes are 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Guitar Lessons...  Lessons are taught by Steve Marino on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, by appointment.  Steve offers quick and easy instructions for beginner students to learn theory and technique.  Classes occur in one hour increments, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Students must provide their own guitar.  A maximum of four students are allowed per slot.  Guitar classes are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents.  

Open Studio...   Held on Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the artwork project program is perfect for the creative types.   Available options for artwork projects include oil paints, acrylics, watercolors and color pencils.  Open Studio is $5 per session for city residents and $10 for non-city residents.  

Quilting...  The Quilting Groupmeets on Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Participants make quilts and learn skills from  group members.   All are welcome to join.
 
Senior Movies...  Senior Movies are free for adults and seniors on Fridays at 3:00 p.m.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.

August 2 – Second Act (PG-13), Jennifer Lopez
August 9 – Vice (PG-13), Christian Bale
August 16 – Creed II (PG-13), Sylvester Stallone
August 23 – Stan and Ollie (PG-13), Steve Coogan
August 30 – Paul Apostle of Christ (PG-13), Jim Caviezel
September 6 – Can You Forgive Me (PG-13), Melissa McCarthy
September 13 – Alone We Fight (R), Aidan Bristow
September 20 – Instant Family  (PG-13), Mark Wahlberg