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: $10.00 resident of Pineville/ $15.00 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

Check back for more classes in the Fall 2022!

Cookie Decorating Classes

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

Queen City Model Yacht Club

WHEN: We have sail days (practice races and tune-ups) on most Wednesdays and Sundays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.  We have race days on most Saturdays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.  Occasionally we will host intra-club and/or regional Regattas at our site too.

WHAT: You can sail any boat with us during sail days (Wednesdays and Sundays) but we race the Kyosho Seawind on race days (Saturdays and Regattas). The SeaWind Readyset comes with pre-painted ABS hull in a blue-white color scheme and rigged ready to assemble with installed electronics and a 2.4 Ghz radio. The SeaWind Readyset can be purchased at discounted prices on and other online stores. The quality of design and fittings continue to make the SeaWind an excellent fleet boat with enough performance potential to satisfy even the most discriminating skipper. The SeaWind COA has demonstrated a strong organization with active fleets in all AMYA Regions and an active annual program of Regional and National Championship Regattas.  The Class Rules tightly control the boat elements to ensure new skippers are not faced with a costly refit to be competitive while allowing minor modifications to rigging (materials and adjustment methods) to facilitate tuning and to the hatch cover to ensure watertight integrity.

Many of our members also have Dragon Force 95’s and EC-12 Class boats so whatever you may have, come join us.  If you do not have a boat and would like to try your hand or see if this is something you may like to try, we have club boats available for you to sail prior to making any investment.

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 3 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.


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

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

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).

A new exercise class has been added to the schedule on Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:45am. The Basic Strength & Balance class is perfect for anyone returning to exercise or new to it. Also, added to the schedule is an outdoor walking class on Friday mornings at the Greenway. We will begin our Tuesday/Thursday 9:45am classes at the park mid April.

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

Registration: Contact Lorraine Haynes at [email protected].

Visit for class descriptions, times, and updates.



Lake Park: 909 Lakeview Drive, Pineville NC 28134 (Large Shelter)

Thursdays: 6-week session starts March 24th

10:00am – 10:45am

Cost: $15 drop in rate or ALL 6 for $80

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

Memorial Day – Labor Day: ONLY 3:45pm class on Mondays & 5:30pm class on Thursdays.


3:45PM-4:45PM Gentle Flow Yoga: Great for beginners this class helps you unwind and find balance to kick off your week. It is a wonderful space to find gratitude and balance in your mind and body.

5:30PM-6:30PM Challenge Yoga: Join in for a yoga sequence designed to challenge your body and mind. Some knowledge of yoga poses will support your enjoyment of this class.

5:30PM-6:30pm Beginner Yoga & Deep Stretch: An ideal space for those curious about yoga and anyone interested in balance and flexibility.

Cost:  $5 drop in fee

Updates posted on Facebook- Ignite Wellness Physical Therapy,
Questions or for more info please contact Rachel (Thiel) Henderson at [email protected] or 414-552-0820.

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.

Location: Lake Park – 909 Lakeview Dr. (Lower pavilion beside playgrounds)

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: Belle Johnston Community Center Gym

When: Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $5 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. 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

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


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

Last Day for pre-school open gym will be June 15.  We will start back on August. 24.

Free Themed Clay Workshops @ the Belle Johnston Johnston Center

Kids are invited to Pineville Parks and Recreation for FREE Themed Clay Workshops! Create a wet clay seasonal themed project at the Belle Johnston Community Center! All work is bisque fired in our kiln and ready to paint when you return to pick up.

These events have limited space available (1st- 6th grade).

We supply everything needed. You must register to attend – no walk ups are accepted due to space restrictions! Please choose only one date per child/children.

Session 3:  Sunday, May 22 (1:30pm – 2:45pm)

Register at – Contact Rick at [email protected] or  text 704-618-2222 – Subject Line: FREE BELLE