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Make sure you check The Hays Recreation Commission web site for any upcoming events that did not make the program guide. Updates will be made weekly on Wednesday Gazette E-mail newsletter as well.  If you have any question on activities going on or would like to see an activity please contact Haley Nixon, Program Director at 623-2650 or haley@haysrec.org.

REFUND POLICY
Your satisfaction is important to us.  Due to program costs, including instructors, supplies, and to help maintain our minimum numbers, we ask for your cooperation when requesting a refund or credit.  Our policy is to provide a full refund or credit, your choice, to anyone who gives us two (2) business day’s notification prior to the start of class.  Anything after the two (2) business days will not receive a refund/credit unless your spot can be filled.

SHARE YOUR TALENTS
If you are interested in sharing a skill or talent with others, give us a call.  We are always looking for new activities and we need instructors for them.  The pay is competitive and it is a great way to meet and help people.  Call us today for more information on how you can be a part of sharing your talent with others.

THURSDAY NIGHT PITCH
Join us on Thursday nights for a fun evening of playing pitch.  This program will meet from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Recreation Center in the Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room.  This program is open to anyone age 18 & older.

MONDAY NIGHT PINOCHLE
All you have to do is show up for a great night of Pinochle.  Bring your own partner or come alone and pair up with someone.  We will meet each Monday from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Recreation Center in the Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room.  Wal-Mart of Hays will provide the pop.  The HRC will provide the popcord, cards and other supplies.  You supply the FUN!!!  This program is open to anyone age 18 & older.  The program is free of charge although donations will be accepted each night to offset the cost of supplies and the supervisor.

PRIVATE SMALL GROUP DANCE LESSONS
Looking for a more one-on-one or small group setting to practice your dance moves? We will now be offering small group dance lessons that can be tailored to fit your schedule and needs.  Style selections can by individualized whether you’re looking for cha cha, waltz, swing and more!
Entry Deadline:  Anytime!
Entry Fee:  $60.00
  3 sessions - up to 8 participants
  Additional Person $5.00
  Additional Session $25.00
Held on:  Set up on individuals basis
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  13th Street Gym – 323 West 13
Instructor:  Tim & Melanie Folkerts
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BEGINNERS CROCHET
Learn the basic crochet stitches and techniques to make a scarf. You will also learn the basics of reading a crochet pattern. An H-hook and 1 skein of yarn will be provided for you. You will need to bring a pair of scissors.
Entry Deadline:
  Session 1: September 13
  Session 2: November 15
  Session 3: January 17
  Session 4: March 14
Entry Fee:  $30.00
Held on:  Session 1: September 19 & 26
  Session 2: November 21 & 28
  Session 3: January 23 & 30
  Session 4: March 20 & 27
Times:  7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages:  16 & older
Location:  Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations:  Min. 3   Max. 8
Instructor:   Jamie Zerr

 

 

SMALL SCALE GARDENING
Would you like to find out what kinds of vegetables you can grow in a small, sunny space out of doors?  Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned gardener, you will enjoy learning gardening basics, extended season practices, wise use of water, and even some ideas for re-purposing materials.  We will start by talking about how to prepare our soil in a patch of earth, or for a large pot, and will proceed with demonstrations and information about how to grow our own food early, seasonally, and late.  
Entry Deadline:  Session 1: October 4
  Session 2: November 1
  Session 3: January 10
  Session 4: February 14
  Session 5: March 7
Entry Fee:  $20.00
Held on:  Session 1: Wednesday, October 11
  Session 2: Wednesday, November 8
  Session 3: Wednesday, January 17
  Session 4: Wednesday, February 21
  Session 5: Wednesday, March 14
Times:  6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations:  Min. 2   Max. 10
Instructor:  Nan Sundgren (Prairie Nana)

 

BEGINNING FLORAL DESIGN
The motto for this floral designing class is keep calm and design on! Let us teach you stem wrapping, design planning and other basic design techniques. If you would like to begin your own creation, please bring a container and artificial flowers or purchase these items as well as supplies at a discounted rate during class. Other supplies and tools will be available for your use at no additional charge.
Entry Deadline:  Session 1: January 31
  Session 2: February 28
Entry Fee:  $10.00 per person
Held on:  Session 1: Wednesday, February 7
  Session 2: Wednesday, March 7
Times:  7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Impressions Everlasting Design Studio, 2514 Vine Street, Suite #2
Limitations:  Min. 2   Max. 4
Instructor:  Sally Klausmeyer

 

 

WEEKEND WARRIOR
This three-part course will help provide fun ideas for travel- including what to pack, what to bring in the car, and how to pack an affordable cooler of food. Includes first aid and road safety tips. Get out in nature, have a blast, and avoid spending a fortune on your trip.
Entry Deadline:  February 14
Entry Fee:  $25.00
Held on:  Tuesday’s – February 27 – March 13
Times:  5:30 - 6:30pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Leisure Center
Limitations:  Min. 1   Max. 25
Instructor:  Jessica Moffitt, Community Health Education Specialist

FRENCH FRUIT TART
Impress your family and friends with a French fruit tart. This beautiful dessert is made with pate sucree (a crispy short-bread style crust), filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, and elegantly topped with fresh fruit. In this hands-on class students will make a ready-to-eat tart, plus go home with a batch of tart dough to use later. Class fee includes a 6” stainless steel Matfer tart ring to use and take home.
Entry Deadline:  February 21
Entry Fee:  $45.00 (includes tart ring)
Held on:  Sunday, March 4
Times:  1:00 – 4:00pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Leisure Center
Limitations:  Min. 6   Max. 12
Instructor:  Cathy Drabkin

HAND EMROIDERY
Explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework. Learn a variety of techniques and be exposed to a unique skill. You will have the opportunity to create your own personal work of art!
Entry Deadline:  February 28
Entry Fee:  $25.00
Held on:  Tuesday’s – March 6 & 13
Time:  7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations:  Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor:  Deanna Newberry

MAKE A TABLE CENTERPIECE: EVERLASTING FLORAL DESIGN
Attendees should have taken the Beginning Floral Design class previously. We will use those skills to assemble a low table centerpiece. An assortment of materials and supplies will be available for your use and are included in the price of the class. Additional items may be purchased at a discount if desired.
Entry Deadline:  March 21
Entry Fee:  $30.00
Held on:  Wednesday, March 28
Time:  7:00 - 8:30pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Impressions Everlasting Design Studio, 2514 Vine Street, Suite #2
Limitations:  Min. 2   Max. 4
Instructor:  Sally Klausmeyer

CHALLAH AND OTHER CELEBRATION BREADS
Challah, the traditional bread of the Jewish Sabbath, is a lightly sweetened egg-bread, elaborately braided into a beautiful loaf, worthy of any celebration. In this class we will learn braiding techniques for four and more strands and flavor variations on the traditional dough.
Students will go home with a braided challah ready to bake, plus dough for a second project.
Please bring a cookie sheet.
Entry Deadline:  March 28
Entry Fee:  $35.00
Held on:  Sunday, April 8
Times:  1:00 – 4:00pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Leisure Center
Limitations:  Min. 6   Max. 12
Instructor:  Cathy Drabkin

MAKE A WREATH: EVERLASTING FLORAL DESIGN
Attendees should have taken the Beginning Floral Design class previously. We will use those skills to assemble a crescent of fall flowers to attach to an 18” wreath form such as a grapevine wreath or loop of honeysuckle vine. An assortment of materials and supplies will be available for your use and are included in the price of the class. Additional items may be purchased at a discount if desired.
Entry Deadline:  April 18
Entry Fee:  $30.00
Held on:  Wednesday, April 25
Time:  7:00 - 8:30pm
Ages:  18 & older
Location:  Impressions Everlasting Design Studio, 2514 Vine Street, Suite #2
Limitations:  Min. 2   Max. 4
Instructor:  Sally Klausmeyer

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