Art Classes

Masterpieces by You

Paint your own masterpiece with instructor Sharon Csiszer.

All classes will be held in the craft room. The maximum number of participants will be 10 for each class.

Cost: $15.00 resident of Pineville/ $20.00 non-resident

Please stop by the community center to pay and register for this class. 704-889-2400

All classes are 1:00pm – 3:30pm. There will be a 6pm class on Jan. 17th.

March. 21st (Register by 3/14)

Cookie Decorating Classes


Where: Belle Johnston Community Center Classroom
Fees: $15 resident of Pineville/ $20 non-resident
Dates & Times: All classes start at 6pm / 1-2 classes per month

Please follow us for dates, registration info and cookie design each month. Follow us on our Facebook page (PinevilleParksandRecreation) and Instagram (pinevilleparknrec).  Also, Check out Be Good Cookies, LLC on Facebook for pictures of previous classes and home decorating parties.

New Moon Sound Bath Meditation

Queen City Model Yacht Club

The Queen City Model Yacht Club held its 2022 Fall Regatta on Saturday October 8th. The results are Andy 1st, Brad 2nd, Chuck 3rd, Bob 4th, Dave 5th, Fred 6th. A big thanks to Brendan Sullivan for designing and making the trophy plaques.

We will continue to race throughout the winter, weather permitting (not raining and temperatures above 40F at 10:30AM).  Thank you to the Town of Pineville for continuing to let us use your wonderfully maintained facilities and pond.

A little bit about us: We love sailing and racing radio-controlled sailboats.   You are invited to come and watch or try your hand at sailing radio control model sailboats at Pineville Lake Park.  Please visit our website for more information.  Below are some of the particulars.

WHERE:  We sail at the Belle Johnston Community Center Pond:
1000 Johnston Dr. Pineville, NC 28134

WHEN: We race on most Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.    Occasionally we will host intra-club and/or regional Regattas at our site too.

WHAT:  We like to race Kyosho Seawind, Dragon Flite 95, and Soling’s. We open racing to more than one boat class due to lack of Seawind spare parts and new sailboats.

If you do not have a boat and would like to try your hand or see if this is something you would like to try, we have club boats available for you.

The Town of Pineville has been very helpful and gracious allowing our club to use Lake Park and even built a dock for us to launch the boats. It is a great place for these activities.

If you are interested in having some fun and making new friends contact us via our website: or by email at: [email protected] or stop by!

Class Info & Registration

Various classes are offered throughout the year through the Town of Pineville Parks & Recreation Department. Browse the listed items or contact…

 Heather Creech
Programs and Events Coordinator
[email protected]


Do you have a special interest that you would like to share with others in a class?

Do you know someone who can share an interesting subject or craft?

Contact Heather Creech at (704) 889-2400

Fitness & Exercise Classes

Get Moving With                      Pineville Parks & Recreation

Attention Pineville Residents:  If you live within the city limits of Pineville and pay your taxes to Pineville, then you may use the Belle Johnston Community Center for FREE (fitness equipment, track, basketball court, and racquetball court).  But first you need to get your resident card made.  We will need proof of residency in the form of a photo ID with current address and a recent bill (ex. gas, electric, telephone.)

Come in and check out our updated weight room!

Fitness Equipment & Indoor Walking Track

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-7:45pm, Fri. 7:00am-5:45pm Sat. 10:00am-4:45pm, Sun. 1:00pm-4:45 pm

Open Gym – Residents may bring up to 1 guests during open gym hours (check website or call community center).  The fee is $5.00 per guest.  Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests and will be disciplined according to previously established park guidelines.

Spring feels like a new beginning and a fresh start. Let the regenerative powers of sunshine, warm weather and more sunlight restore you and inspire you to spring-clean your world. Spring is a great time to refocus yourself and your family toward making healthy choices so you can enjoy the seasonal changes that come with the longer days.

Try these simple ways to jumpstart your spring cleaning.

Shake up your fitness routine – Take advantage of a warm spring weekend to rethink your attitude toward exercise. Instead of dreading it, think of exercise not as a workout, but as a chance to play and have fun.

Rethink your diet – Keep your food choices simple. Most nutrition experts agree that choosing whole, unprocessed foods, and reducing added sugars and portion sizes will improve your nutrition.

Schedule time for yourself – Time alone helps you recharge and replenish your energy. Schedule some “me” time every day and make it a priority, just as you would a doctor’s appointment or picking up the kids from school.

Do a digital detox – Don’t let phones, laptops and tablets distract you from living your life. Rather than trawling social media, check out new activities or hobbies that might interest you.


Pineville Parks and Recreation is offering Open Gym Pickleball!!!

Mondays: 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesdays: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Fridays: 9:00am-11:30am & 11:30pm-2:00pm

Last day for Mon./Wed./Fri. Pickleball will be June 16th.  We will start back on August 22nd. We will offer Saturday Pickleball starting on June 24th (10:15am – 1:00pm) through August 14th

FREE for Pineville Residents (must show proof of residency)

$2 fee for Non-Residents

Ages 12 and Up!

Balls will be provided!


Senior Exercise

The senior exercise programs are in full swing at The Hut for in-person exercise (mask and vaccination required).

Why should I join or attend an exercise program? There are many reasons why older adults need regular exercise. Exercise reduces and eliminates many of the health concerns that come with aging. Regular activity also helps to maintain and reduce the loss of bones and muscles due to aging. There is a correlation between daily physical activity and the reduction of feeling of anxiety and depression in older adults. Besides the social aspect of meeting new people, occasionally we have other activities. this quarter we had a nutritionist provide our group with great information they could use to make better choices at the grocery store.

Selected Medicare Supplement or Advantage programs include wellness, so there would be no charge. The fee for all others is $5 per class.

There is a class that fits everyone’s needs: chair yoga/stretch & balance/strength & balance/ Cardio Fit – Contact Lorraine Haynes: [email protected]

Visit for class descriptions, times, and updates.



Check Back for dates!

10am at the Hut: 413 Johnston Drive

$90 For Full 6-Week Session

Email [email protected] to sign up
Follow @ctsculpt on Facebook or Instagram for more info.

Yoga at the Hut

Location: The Hut, 413 Johnston Drive

Monday’s with Katie! 
5:30PM Vinyasa yoga links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. Props and modifications are provided to ensure accessibility of postures in all bodies. In this class, we will work into more advanced postures designed to improve strength, balance, and mobility as well as get our heart rates up.

Cost:  $8 drop in fee
Contact Info: [email protected]

Thursday’s with Jaime! 
5:30PM-6:30pm Deep Stretch is a class specially designed to promote mobility, flexibility and relaxation in ALL bodies through long holds supported with props (provided) and modifications. This is a great class to compliment a more intense exercise routine or simply as an opportunity for rest and relaxation.  Learn more and follow her on Instagram:

Cost:  $8 drop in fee

Bootcamp With Lia

Participants bring their own weights and mats, no requirement on how heavy weights are. It can be whatever weight participants are comfortable with using for an hour. 

Bootcamp with Lia is a multi-format bootcamp for people of all fitness levels, where we do everything from high intensity interval training, weight training, fun games that keep things interesting, and I even include a partial stretch day every other week. You’ll be among a group of fun and motivating people that will keep you motivated and keep you accountable during and after workouts. All fitness levels are welcome, as there will be ways to modify all exercises so that every person can participate and get a good workout.

***Lia will be on maternity leave mid Febryary until about mid March. She will be offering a home workout program where she will send workouts to the current members as well as anyone who would like to be placed on a list to receive them for a small fee. Those that are interested in getting these workouts can reach her through email***

Location: Lake Park 

Days/Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday (5:15AM – 6:15AM) 

1st Class: FREE, Single class: $10, 5 Classes; $40, Unlimited monthly: $99

To register, contact Lia Woods – 704-451-6790

email: [email protected]


CARDIO Funk with Lem Houston!

Where: First Tuesday of the month: Belle Johnston Community Center
All of other Tuesdays, The Hut (413 Johnston Drive)

When: Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $10 drop – in

Lem Houston’s cardio funk class is 1 hour of fun, high energy, cardio dance with a hip hop influenced groove. During each session, plan to dance off 500 or more calories with a smile, surrounded by fun people who look to stay fit all year round. Cardio Funk is a cardiovascular fitness class that also tones and firms your muscles. It will target areas such as the lower body, upper body, and core. You will have such a great time.

Tai Chi and Kung Fu Classes

Manage stress, boost confidence, improve fitness, develop self-discipline, gain lasting peace of mind, learn self-defense, and have fun!


Led by Master Eric Sbarge, founder of The Peaceful Dragon who brings 45 years of experience in tai chi, qigong, yoga, kung fu and Zen meditation and was inducted in 2005 into The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and senior Peaceful Dragon instructors.

Beginners and advanced students welcome. Ages 8 to 108. Choose tai chi or kung fu or both — programs are ongoing, join at any time. Tuition is $147-$197 per month. Family and military discounts available!

To set up your FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS visit our website at or contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 704-572-6854.

Youth Classes & Activities


For Ages:  5 years old and under

Meet new friends and join the fun at the Belle Johnston Community Center Gym.  We will provide plenty of things to play with and climb in, around and over. Come play with us, its FREE! THIS IS A PARENT SUPERVISED ACTIVITY!!!

Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm


Free Family Clay Workshops @ the Belle Johnston Johnston Center

Parents and children are invited to the Belle Johnston Community Center and make “wet clay” Holiday themed projects! All workshops are 10:15am-11:30am. Parents are not required but are encouraged to join your children!

Saturday, April 15th

Register at – Contact Rick at [email protected] or  text 704-618-2222 – Subject Line: FREE PPR and the appropriate months!


Conscious Warrior Karate: Training Mind, Heart, and Body

Self-confidence and self-control through self-defense training!

Our Philosophy: We are committed to teaching children and adults respect, self-confidence, self-control, self-discipline through martial arts training and healthy physical activity.

Children and Adults, age 5 and up. Parents are encouraged to take the class with their child(ren)

Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville)

$10 per class (classes are 1 hour)

$10 annual registration fee (no contract)

Join Anytime! For more information visit