Sunday, November 23, 2014   

55+ Program

55 and Over Programs

Gator Senior Games and SilverArts

You can choose from over 80 events to compete in including golf, bowling, swimming, shuffleboard, table tennis, running, walking, and horseshoes. Brunswick County Gator Sr Games also offers competition in SilverArts, which includes all heritage, literary, and performing arts.

Qualifiers in Brunswick County Gator Senior Games are invited to compete each Fall in NC State Finals. Brunswick County Gator Senior Games is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games and one of 54 local Senior Games offered state wide by the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services. For more information on NC Senior Games, visit   

BC Gator Senior Games and SilverArts Results
Results by Event Order
Results by Participant Order
SilverArts Only

2014 Spirit of Senior Games Award Winner:

Mike Dolan 

Picture Left to Right: Mike Dolan and Khrystye Haselden


55+ Golf
Play as little or as much as you want! Meet new friends and enjoy a wide variety of Brunswick County Golf Courses.

Updated 6/6/14
Price includes cart and green fees, cart attendants, prizes and refreshments.

** Cart Attendants tip is NOT included in price. Participant must provide clubs. Preregistration is required by calling Khrystye at 910-253-2677, or email your name, phone number, and age to Khrystye Haselden.

Registration is not complete until tournament fee is paid.

2014 55+ Golf Schedule       

Fall DayTrips

View Schedule of all Fall Trips

Poplar Grove Plantation

Farmer's Market, Plantation Tour and Wagon Ride
October 8, 2014
$18/register by 9/24/14

Enjoy a day trip not too far away from home! Just a few minutes north of Wilmington, Poplar Grove was a self-sustaining plantation, including a sawmill, brickyard, grist mill, salt works, turpentine still, a blacksmith's forge and skilled slave artisans.  Today, the Manor House and grounds echo the cultural and economic structure of the planter class and the beginning of the New South in the form of tenant farming and emancipation.  Enjoy a day traveling back in time exploring the plantation and grounds, craftspeople demonstrations, and farmer's market.  We will stop for lunch (on your own) on our way home.  *Trip includes tour, wagon ride through the nature preserves, and transportation.


Mike's Farm

Dinner, Hayride, and Pumpkin Patch
October 30, 2014
$28/register by 9/30/14

Join us as we travel to Beulaville, NC to enjoy this popular, family-oriented farm.  We will begin with a stop by the barnyard to see a variety of farm animals.  Then sit down to a hearty dinner of home cooking--served family style in the relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant.  Later, we will delight in a tour of the farm with a fun-filled hayride to the pumpkin patch.  Get into the spirit of Fall and get yourself a pumpkin!  Back at the restaurant, we will stop by the bakery and gift shop before we head home. *Trip inludes dinner, hayride, and transportation.


The Olive Cafe and Holiday Shopping

"Olive Oil 101 Class,"  Lunch, and Shopping
November 6, 2014
$30/register by 10/8/14

Take a day for yourself!  We will travel to northern Wilmington to "Taste the Olive" for a unique tasting experience.  We will begin with an olive oil/balsalmic vinegar education class which will include history, helpful knowledge and tips, as well as tasting.  Then enjoy a decadent and delicious lunch made with these fine ingredients.  Finish the afternoon with a little holiday shopping at Mayfaire Town Center, which features over 65 shops such as Williams-Sonoma, J.Jill, Barnes & Noble, World Market, Belk, Pottery Barn, White House Black Market, Ulta, and more!  *Trip includes class, lunch, and transportation.

Lunch menu for the day


Pirates Voyage

Holiday Dinner and Show
November 10, 2014
$50/register by 10/8/14

Set sail and join the adventure with Captain Scrooge and the mystical spirit of Christmas!  Se what waits for the Cap'n as he travels to the past, through the present, and to the future.  But that's not'll also be amazed as toys come to life and bring out the child in each of us!  Just wait until you see the spectacular and dramatic live nativity scene.  Enjoy a delicious dinner during the show, as well as a delightful pre-show.  *Trip includes dinner, show, and transportation.


Carolina Opry

Christmas Special
November 18, 2014
$35/register by 10/20/14

Christmas begins at the Carolina Opry.  This beloved holiday show blends your favorite classics with great new favorites, all bound together with fresh comedy and breathtaking dance.  The perfect way to celebrate the Season and get into the Holiday Spirit!  We will stop for lunch (on your own) on our way to the show.  *Trip includes show and transportation.


Brookgreen Gardens

Night of 1000 Candles
December 4, 2014
$22/register by 11/4/14

The Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights.  Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the magic of the holiday season.  We will stop for dinner (on your own) on our way to the show.  *Trip includes admission and transportation.

All trips include transporation from Leland/Bolivia/Shallotte.  Availability is limited and open to Brunswick County residents 55 and older.  Participant is not considered registered until payment is received.  Please call Khrystye Haselden at 910-253-2670 or email

Brunswick County Senior Softball Teams

 Now accepting NEW MEMBERS for Fall 2014!

Tuesday/Thursday 9am-12pm at various Brunswick County Parks
click to find out more information or to sign up!  

Brunswick County Senior Games Gatorettes Cheerleading Team

Updated: 12/9/13
Add a little fun and exercise to your life - become a Brunswick County Senior Games Cheerleader and/or Dancer!
Absolutely no experience required!
Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is currently forming cheerleading and dance teams open to women and men aged 50 and older, who are residents of Brunswick County.

No tryouts, no fees, just fun! 

Click here for more information about joining the 2014 Brunswick County Gatorettes    

For more information, please call Khrystye Haselden at 910-253-2670.

SilverSneakers Fitness Program
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps adults 65+ take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. SilverSneakers is a benefit offered to members of many Medicare plans across the U.S. Eligible participants receive a FREE membership to the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Click here to view informational flyer about SilverSneakers 

Call the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at (910) 846-BFIT (2348) for more information or visit the SilverSneakers website at  

Table Tennis Program

Updated: 12/9/2013
"Open Play" Table Tennis Program for 55+ held at Brunswick Center at Southport from 1-3pm every Tuesday. All skill levels welcome.
Program is free and ongoing. 

This program is co-sponsored with Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc

Co-ed Volleyball for 55+
Updated: 12/9/13

"Open Play" Coed Volleyball Program for 55+ held at Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center on Mondays  from 10:15am-12pm.
Program is free and ongoing.

This program is co-sponsored with Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center and Brunswick Community College

55+ Basketball ( 3-on-3 play)
Held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-5pm at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center. Program is free and ongoing.

This program is sponsored with the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center and Brunswick Community College.

55+ Bowling (League Play)

Held Thursdays at 1pm beginning September 5 at the Brunswick County Bowling Center in Shallotte, NC
Please call the Brunswick County Bowling Center for more information at 910-754-2695.

This program is co-sponsored with The Brunswick County Bowling Center.

Brunswick County 55 and Over Coordinator and Brunswick County Senior Games and SilverArts Coordinator

           Khrystye Haselden
               phone: 910-253-2677