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Citizen Police Academy

Are you interested in learning more about law enforcement to include patrol techniques, community policing, criminal investigation, firearms, or want to become more familiar with the Hickory Police Department?  Now is your opportunity! The 40th session of the Hickory Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) will begin Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.  Sessions are held at the Floyd W. Lucas Jr., Police Headquarters each Thursday and will conclude November 16, 2017.Interested parties are encouraged to completed the attached application no later than September 1, 2017.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Return applications to Hickory Police Department, Attn:  Lt. S.D. Hildebrand, 347 2nd Ave SW, Hickory, NC  28602

Back to School Bash health & resource fair

The annual Back to School Bash is returning to Stanford Park on Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join Highland Recreation Center, along with Modern Nissan of Hickory, Lowes Foods, Catawba Family Care, and Carolina Ear Nose and Throat for a day full of fun, food, and activities.

Tai Chi Classes at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Tai Chi Classes will resume at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library after a short hiatus.  There will be no Tai Chi class on Monday, July 17, 2017.  The next series of Tai Chi classes on Monday evenings at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. will begin July 24th and will run through August 14th.  This low-impact exercise takes you through a series of martial arts motions that combines Qi Gong or breathing exercises and focused attention.

Armed Robbery – Speedway Convenience Store

On July12th, 2017 at approximately 11:19 P.M., officers with the Hickory Police Department responded to the Speedway Convenience Store located at 1269 US Hwy SW, Hickory in reference to an armed robbery.   The clerk reported that one suspect came into the store and demanded money while holding him at gun point.  The suspect took money from the store and left the convenience store taking the clerk’s vehicle.

Flow Circus to Visit Hickory Public Libraries

F.I.R.E. Community Festival

The City of Hickory will be celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month with fun and excitement this Saturday, July 15. 

The entire community is invited to join the City and the Parks and Recreation Department at Ridgeview Recreation Center from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Create Beach-Inspired Candle Holders at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

July means time for the beach!  Let library staff help you create a pair of beach-inspired candle holders using a glass cylinders, sisal rope and shells on Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00 am - noon.  Glass cylinders, sisal rope and shells are provided.

The program is free, but space is limited, so registration is required.  Call 828-304-0500 ext. 7235 to register.  Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.

Rockstar Magic of Chris and Neal To Visit Hickory Public Libraries

Online registration now available for recreation sports programs

City of Hickory’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the launch of online registration for youth athletic programs. 

Beans, Peas, and DIY Fertilizer Presentation at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director, at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m. in a gardening presentation focusing on beans, peas, and do-it-yourself fertilizer. 

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