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2018 Spring & Summer Information
Online Registration Starts April 6th @ Midnight
In Office Registration Starts April 9th @ 8am

 

IDD activities are designed for any individual, youth or adult, with a mental or physical disability who chooses not to participate in regular Hays Recreation Commission Programs.  The IDD Section develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of recreation and leisure programs and special events to meet the interests and needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors with disabilities. Programs are designed to develop, enhance, and/or maintain leisure skills, motor skills, socialization, and overall well-being as well as to promote fun and enjoyment.

We look forward to working with IDD individuals more and making this program grow!
 
To participate in these activities, a person must:
-be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities
-have a significant learning or vocational difficulty

To sign up for these activities by the deadline you can contact:
-Haley Nixon at HRC @ haley@haysrec.org or (785)623-2650
-DSNWK Members - Scott Stults @ scott_stults@notes1.dsnwk.org or (785)625-5678
-ARC Members – Brent Kaiser @ activities@arcofcentralplains.org or (785)628-6512
-Visit haysrec.org and sign up online!

We want to thank Scott Stults, DSNWK, Brent Kaiser, and The ARC of Central Plains for all their support and hard work, and for making these programs a possibility here at HRC.

CREATIVE COOKING
Come join us in cooking your own fun, creative meal. We’ll be mixing, measuring, and creating! Bring your creativity and your appetite and be ready to give your taste buds a whirl!
Entry Deadline: April 11
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, April 12
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

MOVIE MARATHONERS
We’re taking movie night to the next level! Sign up for this 4 session movie marathon! We will meet on the third Thursday of April, May, June, and July for movies and snacks at HRC!
Entry Deadline: Wednesday before each session
Entry Fee: $2.00 per session
Held on: Thursday’s – April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

BINGO NIGHT
Come get your BINGO on with us!  We’ll have snacks provided and prizes for our winners!  Don’t miss this fun evening.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: April 25
 Session 2: August 1
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, April 26
 Session 2: Thursday, August 2
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30

SPRING FLING PICNIC & DANCE
Meet us down at Bethesda Place for an evening of food, music and socializing. We’ll provide the main dishes, dinnerware, and drinks if you’ll bring a side dish to share with everyone! What a great opportunity to enjoy the weather and outdoors with friends!
Entry Deadline:  May 2
Entry Fee: Side Dish
Held on:  Thursday, May 3
Times: 6:15pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Bethesda Tree Farm, 1571 220th Avenue
Limitations: Min. 10   Max. 50

6TH ANNUAL GARDEN DAY
Bethesda Place is proud to invite the community to a family day in their beautiful gardens, west of Hays. During the event the community will enjoy live music, a scavenger hunt, make and take stations and a picnic lunch while they learn more about the work of the men who live at Bethesda Place.  Their handcrafted works and landscaping enhancements will be available for viewing and purchase.  This is a wonderful opportunity for people to celebrate how gardens and love grow, slowly... and with great care! This is a free community event but free will donations are greatly appreciated!
*Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Saturday, May 5
Times: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages & Abilities
Location: Bethesda Tree Farm, 1571 220th Avenue

MAKE & TAKE 
Join us in preparing dinner for you to take home and bake! We will make a main dish and a dessert! Everything will be ready for you to take home and pop in the oven! (If you have multiple people attending from same group, I will group them up to help construct their meal.)
Entry Deadline: May 9
Entry Fee: $7.00
Held on: Thursday, May 10
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

ROOTBEER FLOATS & CAKE
Come and enjoy a classic root beer float along with yummy root beer cake! Take this chance to socialize with friends and enjoy a delicious treat.
Entry Deadline: May 23
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, May 24
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

GLOW BOWLING
It’s time to bowl in the dark! Join us for a night of glow bowling at Centennial Lanes. Remember to wear something that will glow in black light.
Entry Deadline: May 30
Entry Fee: $11.00 per person
Held on: Friday, June 1
Times: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine Street
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30

FUN WITH FOOD
With this class you get to play with your food and eat it too! We will make unique creations with the use of everything edible, then enjoy our delicious treat!
Entry Deadline: June 6
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, June 7
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

GARDENING GALORE WITH BETHESDA
For this event, we will meet at Bethesda Tree Farm, for a fun-filled evening. Individuals will have the opportunity to create an herb, succulent, or flower pot to take home. Come prepared to get your hands dirty, have a good time!
Entry Deadline: June 13
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, June 14
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Bethesda Tree Farm, 1571 220th Avenue
Limitations: Min. 8   Max. 20

DASH 4 DISABILITIES FUN RUN
This year we will be hosting our 7th annual Dash 4 Disabilities FUN RUN! This run will consist of your choice of a 1 mile run/walk or a 5K run/walk. The run will not be timed, and the proceeds will go to help support the Special Populations programs held by HRC. Our goal is to make it so our programs inexpensive for our participants. Don’t miss out on this fun event, and a great way to give back and make our community a better place for people of all abilities. Sponsors for this event include: DSNWK and HESS Services.
Entry Deadline: June 13
Entry Fee: $10.00, $12.00 after the deadline
Held on:  Saturday, June 16
Times: Registration at 7:15am, Event begins at 8:00am
Ages: All Ages
Location: Front of Hays Aquatic Park
Limitations: Min. 15

4th OF JULY CELEBRATION
In honor of Independence Day let’s celebrate by making American crafts, and creating 4th of July cooking project. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate an important day in American history.
Entry Deadline: June 27
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, June 28
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

BREAKFAST BINGO
Bring your appetite to Bingo Night! Breakfast food will be served upon arrival, and then Bingo will be played following. Everyone wins a prize before the night is over!
Entry Deadline: July 4
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, July 5
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Precision Valley - 1500 West 27th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 40

PUTT-PUTT
Meet us down at Precision Valley for a fun game of putt-putt and socializing with friends! There are snacks and drinks available for purchase at the venue as well.
Entry Deadline: July 11
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, July 12
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

FUSE BEADS
Make yourself a creative fuse bead picture to take home! We have multiple shapes and picture designs to choose from, be prepared to be creative and focused!
Entry Deadline: July 25
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, July 26
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

POTTERY WORKS
Come spend a relaxing afternoon painting at Pottery Works! Instruction and assistance will be provided for everyone, so come ready to learn!  Don’t miss out on a fun way to relax and CREATE!
Entry Deadline: August 8
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday, August 9
Times: 4:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Pottery Works - 126 West 9th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30

GAME NIGHT & ICE CREAM
Join us for an evening full of fun, starting with snacks, then playing original board games: Jenga, Uno, Connect 4 and more! Don’t miss an opportunity to hang out with your friends and socialize and eat some ice cream!
Entry Deadline: August 15
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, August 16
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

INDOOR PICNIC SOCIAL
Meet us down at the HRC Leisure Center for an evening of food and socializing indoors! We’ll provide the main dishes, dinnerware, and drinks if you’ll bring a side dish to share with everyone! What a great opportunity to enjoy time with friends and eat yummy food!
Entry Deadline:  August 22
Entry Fee: Side Dish
Held on:  Thursday, August 23
Times: 6:15pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 10   Max. 50

BOWLING
Meet us down at Centennial Lanes for some fun team bowling! You can choose your teammate or we’ll find you one when you get there. We’ll see who can cheer on their team the most!
Entry Deadline: August 29
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, August 30
Times: 5:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine Street
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

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