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CLASSES
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.

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CINN-FULLY DELICIOUS    NEW
Mother’s Day is around the corner and what better way than to wake her up to the smell of cinnamon rolls.  You don’t want to work with yeast no problem I have the recipe for you.  Kids bring someone with you for a little help and go home with a batch to make tonight or place it in the freezer for a later date.  Please bring with you a rolling pin and a cookie sheet to transport.
Entry Deadline:    May 3
Entry Fee:    $8.00
Held on:    Wednesday, May 10
Times:    5:30 – 6:15pm
Ages:    3 - 10
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitation:    Min. 6   Max. 12

GRANDPARENT & CHILD PUTT-PUTT NIGHT
Kids grab that special grandparent for this event.  We will play a great game of putt-putt golf.  Each participant will play 18 holes of golf.  What a great way to spend some time with that special person.
Entry Deadline:    May 3
Entry Fee:    $5.00 per person
Held on:    Friday, May 5
Times:    6:30pm
Ages:    3 & older w/an adult
Location:    Precision Valley Golf Center
    1500 West 27th
Limitation:    Min. 5   Max. 20

3-2-1 BLAST OFF 2017
Come and join us for Aerospace Adventure 2017! We’ll explore what makes things fly and create several unique flying things.  You’ll also build a model rocket that can be entered into the Ellis Co. Fair and Ellis Jr. Free Fair. This class is taught by Susan Schlichting, K-State Research & Extension of Ellis County Agent- 4-H Youth Development.
Entry Deadline:     May 10
Entry Fee:    $12.00 – includes snack, camp, supplies, model rocket & supplies
Held on:    Tuesday, May 24
Times:    1:00 – 5:00pm
Grades:    3rd – 6th
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 12

MOM & SON PUTT-PUTT NIGHT
Boys grab that special mom, aunt, grandmother or anyone over 18 for this event.  We will play a great game of putt-putt golf.  Each participant will play 18 holes of golf.  What a great way to spend some time with that special person.
Entry Deadline:    May 10
Entry Fee:    $5.00 per person
Held on:    Friday, May 12
Times:    6:30pm
Ages:    3 & older w/an adult
Location:    Precision Valley Golf Center - 1500 West 27th
Limitation:    Min. 5   Max. 20

BABYSITTER’S TRAINING
This course gives participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants through school-aged children. Topics include safety issues, preventing injuries and illness, basic child care, first aid, rescue breathing care for choking, and age appropriate behavior.  Each participant will receive a handbook, snack and other resources.  Please bring a sack lunch with you.
Entry Deadline:     May 17
Entry Fee:     $30.00
Held on:     Tuesday, May 23
Times:     8:00am - 2:30pm
Ages:      11 - 15
Location:     Recreation Center
Limitations:     Min. 5   Max. 12

DAD & DAUGHTER PUTT-PUTT NIGHT
Girls grab that special dad, uncle, grandfather or anyone over 18 for this event.  We will play a great game of putt-putt golf.  Each participant will play 18 holes of golf.  What a great way to spend some time with that special person.
Entry Deadline:    May 17
Entry Fee:    $5.00 per person
Held on:    Friday, May 19
Times:    6:30pm
Ages:    3 & older w/an adult
Location:    Precision Valley Golf Center - 1500 West 27th
Limitation:    Min. 5   Max. 20

BEGINNING JAZZ/HIP HOP
Children will be taught basic dance positions and techniques.  They’ll also learn a couple easy, fun routines to show family and friends.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $12.00
Held on:    Tuesday’s – June 6 - 27
Times:    10:15 – 11:00am
Ages:    6 - 10
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 15
Instructor:     Albany Schaffer

CERAMICS – MAKE AND CREATE!    NEW
During the first session on June 9, we will work with wet clay to create our masterpieces! On June 23, we will add color to our creations.  It may get messy, so be sure to wear your apron!
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $13.00
Held on:    Friday, June 9 & 23
Time:    11:15 – 11:45am
Ages:    5 - 12
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30
Instructor:    Jennifer Younger

LETTER ART    NEW
Let’s take some pictures and words to mod podge project on to a wood letter that begins with your name.  We will supply the letters, magazines and mod podge.  Make an inspiration board to hang in your room or to give to someone else.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $5.00
Held on:    Monday, June 5
Times:    1:00 – 1:45pm
Ages:    6 - 12
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitation:    Min. 5   Max. 20

MINIATURE HORSE TOUR
Join us for a trip to Blue Sky Farm (located 6 miles north of Hays) to see the registered miniature show horses. See the neat “little farm” designed just for the “littlest horses in Kansas.”  Learn how and why they are groomed and see how they are trained in the lounging (round) pen, the obstacle course and how they are taught to pull a cart and give cart rides. Everyone in attending must be registered.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $16.00 per couple
    each addition person $8.00
Held on:    Monday, June 5
Times:    6:15 – 8:00pm
Ages:     2 & older w/an adult
Limitations:     Min. 5   Max. 15
Location:     Will meet at the Northeast corner of the Wal-Mart parking lot and then follow each

PHOTO ADVENTURES DAY CAMP
Try out your photo skills during Photo Adventures Day Camp.  Bring your digital camera and learn the basics of taking great photos. Go on a Photo Hunt to capture some fun nature photos, learn about special effects that you can create with your camera. During this Day Camp, we’ll also get those photos printed and you’ll leave camp with an exhibit ready for the Ellis Country Fair! You don’t have to be enrolled in 4-H to get in on the fun! Space is limited, so sign up NOW! This session is taught by Susan Schlichting, Ellis Co. Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development and 4-H volunteers. Please send a sack lunch with your child.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $20.00 includes t-shirt, snacks, photo processing & display supplies
Held on:    Thursday, June 15
Times:    9:00am – 5:00pm
Ages:    8 – 12
Location:    Ag Research Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD    NEW
Come and make a jump rope for a child who is affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease. These jump ropes will be packed in a shoebox and sent to a child in need outside the United States.  You will also be able to make a jump rope for yourself to remind you of your kindness that you shared with another child.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $1.00
Held on:    Monday, June 5
Times:    2:00 – 2:45pm
Ages:    6 -12
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitation:    Min. 5   Max. 20

SCHOOL’S OUT
Come on out for a day of fun.  Each day we have a full schedule of games, crafts, cooking and trips to Centennial Lanes, Mini golf, Area Parks and Hays Aquatic Park.  Space is limited so stop by the Hays Recreation to reserve your spot.
Entry Deadline:    Wed. before each session
Entry Fee:    $10.00 per session
Held on:    Wednesday’s
    Session 1: June 7 – Summer Kick Off
    Session 2: June 14 – Putt Putt
    Session 3: June 21 - Scavenger Hunt
    Session 4: June 28 –Movie Day
    Session5: July 5 – Cut Throat Kitchen
    Session 6: July 12 - Bowling
    Session 7: July 19 – Splash Pad
    Session 8: July 26 – Game Shows
    Session 9: August 2 – Splish, Splish, Splash
Times:    1:00 - 5:00pm
Ages:    6 - 12
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitation:     Min. 10 Max 22

SUMMERTIME ADVENTURE
Kids start your summer adventure with us at the HRC. Meet us in the morning for some sport games and other activities in the gym. We will load the bus and head down to the pool for some more adventure before heading to the park for games.  We will make our way back to the pool for a quick snack, a craft and then change into our swimsuits for some water activities. Bring your running shoes, swim suit and towel.
Entry Deadline:    Session 1: May 31
    Session 2: June 7
    Session 3: June 14
    Session 4: June 21
Entry Fee:    $6.00
Held on:    Session 1: Tuesday, June 6
    Session 2: Tuesday, June 13
    Session 3: Tuesday, June 20
    Session 4: Tuesday, June 27
Times:    8:00 – 12:00pm
Ages:    8 - 12
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 6   Max. 15

TENNIS LESSONS
It’s never too early to start playing tennis!  This summer two – week program will introduce the young player to the game of tennis. Basic tennis skills, games and fun will fill the weekly lesson which will be offered at our local tennis courts. Each session will be geared to the levels of players. Players must supply their own tennis racket.
Entry Deadline:    Session 1: May 31
    Session 2: July 5
Entry Fee:    $25.00 per session
Held on:    Session 1: Tues. – Thurs. - June 6 - 22
    Session 2: Tues. – Thurs. – July 11 - 27
Times:    Time A: - 8:00 – 9:00am
    Time B: - 9:15 – 10:15am
Ages:    Time A: 8 – 13
    Time B: 14 – 18
Location:    TBA
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructor:     Mason Hickel

TOP POPS
Don’t miss this favorite class! Surprise Dad with something specially made for him just in time for Father’s Day.  Gifts and special treats will be wrapped up special for Father’s Day topped off with a handmade card.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $7.00
Held on:    Wednesday, June 7
Times:    9:30 - 11:00am
Ages:    3 - 10
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 10

YOUTH GOLF LESSONS
Do you want your son or daughter to learn a great lifetime sport this summer?  If so, get them registered for youth golf lessons.  Participants will need to bring their own clubs.  Due to skill levels and numbers some participants may be moved into a different time slot.  All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $45.00
Held on:    Monday – Thursday - June 12 – 15
Times:    Session 1:  8:30 – 10:00am
    Session 2:  10:30am – 12:00pm
Ages:    Session 1:  6 - 10
    Session 2:  11 – 17
Location:    Precision Valley Golf Center
    1500 W. 27th
Limitation:    Min. 3   Max. 15

KNITTING
Learn the basic stitches of knitting during this class.  You will learn how to make a dishcloth.  As part of the fee each participant will receive a pair of knitting needle and yarn.
Entry Deadline:    June 7
Entry Fee:    $25.00
Held on:    Tuesday’s - June 13 & 20
Times:    7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages:    10 - 15
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor:     Deanna Newberry

PAINT WITH PAINT    NEW
Join us as we explore different ways to manipulate watercolor paint to create neat patterns and textures.  You may even come up with a brand new technique! It will be loads of fun, so don’t miss out!
Entry Deadline:    June 7
Entry Fee:    $8.00
Held on:    Thursday, June 15
Time:    10:30 – 11:00am
Ages:    5 - 12
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30
Instructor:    Jennifer Younger

McKIDS DAY AT LARKS PARK
Spend a McGreat day at Larks Park!  The day will start off with a game of McKid Ball with Larks players coaching and pitching to each team.  After McKid Ball enjoy lunch, provided by McDonald’s of Hays.  Larks players will also be on hand for autographs.  Participants will return to Larks Park that evening to run on the field for the starting lineup with the Larks, throw out the first pitch, and watch the Larks take on the opposing team.  McDonald’s of Hays will sponsor the Larks game providing free admission for the general public.  McKids Day at Larks Park is sponsored by McDonald’s of Hays along with the support from the Larks Baseball Team, and the HRC. Every child will receive a t-shirt that the Lark players can sign at the end of morning.
Entry Deadline:    June 14
Entry Fee:    FREE
Held on:    Saturday, June 17
Time:    McKid Ball: 10:00am, Larks Game: TBA
Ages:    7 - 10
Location:    Larks Park – 4th & Oak
Limitations:    Min. 9   Max. 24

MINION CRAZE    NEW
Who loves Minions? In this class, we will create our very own minion.  Imagination and creativity is a must for this class!
Entry Deadline:    June 14
Entry Fee:    $8.00
Held on:    Thursday, June 29
Time:    11:00 – 11:30am
Ages:    4 - 8
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30
Instructor:    Jennifer Younger

NIGHT SKY & TYE DYE
New in tye dye, make a night sky tee using glow in the dark paint and glitter paint! We’ll also have tye dye for bright and colorful fun!  Each participant will need to bring a clean white T-Shirt for this program.  Items will be left over night to set color and taken home after class the next class.  
Entry Deadline:    June 14
Entry Fee:    $5.00
Held on:    Monday, June 19
Times:    1:00pm
Ages:    6 - 12
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitation:    Min. 5   Max. 15

PRINT MASTERS    NEW
In this fun class we will create our own stamps and use other things to print.  By the end of class, you will have several fun prints to take home and share with your family!
Entry Deadline:    June 14
Entry Fee:    $8.00
Held on:    Friday, June 23
Time:    10:30 – 11:00am
Ages:    5 & older
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30
Instructor:    Jennifer Younger

WETLAND TRIP    NEW
Join us on a trip to Great Bend to visit the Kansas Wetlands. We will start the day going outside observing animals and plants in the water land. We will also take a hike to explore insects and other creatures in the outside world. We will have lunch at McDonald’s before heading over to the zoo and water park.  Please send with your child a change of clothing including underwear, pair of long pants for the hike, tennis shoes, swim suit and towel for the water park. Your meal is included in your entry fee.
Entry Deadline:    June 21
Entry Fee:    $25.00
Held on:    Monday, June 26
Depart at:    7:30am - 4:00pm
Ages:    8 & older
Depart from:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

AERIAL YOGA 4 TWEEN    NEW
Come fly with us! Tween aerial yoga is designed to encourage your child’s quest for physical challenge! Not only does it promote better balance, confidence, strength and courage, but it also trains the body and mind not to be afraid of trying new things.
Entry Deadline:    July 5
Entry Fee:    $20.00
Held on:    Tuesday’s – July 11 – August 1
Time:    10:30 - 11:15am
Ages:    8 - 15
Location:    NEW Fitness Center
Limitations:    Min. 3   Max.5

BOWLING 4 BEGINNERS
Do you want your child to learn a great lifetime sport?  If you do, try bowling.  During this beginners class, participants will learn how to find the right ball, learn the correct approach, follow through, how to keep score and much more.  On the last day of class the participants will have a chance to demonstrate their skills in a tournament.  Dallas Herreman along with Centennial Lanes staff will instruct the lessons.
Entry Deadline:    July 5
Entry Fee:    $16.00
Held on:    Monday - Thursday - July 10 - 13
Times:    1:00 – 2:00pm
Ages:    8 – 14
Location:    Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine
Limitations:    Min. 15   Max. 24

FUN & FITNESS
Get a fun workout using basic body movement and gross motor skills.  Gain strength, flexibility and balance crawling up, down, over and through mats, parachutes, hoops and more! At the end of the session get a t-shirt to show your hard efforts.
Entry Deadline:    July 5
Entry Fee:    $10.00
Held on:    Thursday’s - July 6 - 27
Times:    2:00 – 3:00pm
Ages:    5 - 11
Location:    Recreation Center - Gym 3
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 15

GLITTER & GLAM ART CAMP
The glitter is back but in a different way. We’ll make a bandana purse make beautiful bracelets; make a fancy painting with lots of glitter for our room and more.    We’ll make a snack and listen to music!
Entry Deadline:    July 5
Entry Fee:    $10.00
Held on:    Monday, July 10
Times:    1:00 – 5:00pm
Ages:    6 - 10
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 24

TATTING
Learn shuttle tatting in this class.  You will learn the basics of how to make rings, joining and chains.  You will learn how to make a snowflake and do some edging.  As part of the fee each participant will receive a shuttle and thread.
Entry Deadline:    July 12
Entry Fee:    $25.00
Held on:    Tuesday’s – July 18 & 25
Times:    7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages:    10 – 15
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor:    Deanna Newberry

NURF CAMP    NEW
Boys it’s your day without the girls. During this class we will build your very own marshmallow gun, have a glow scavenger hunt in the gym and end with a game of nerf challenge.  We will also include a fun snack, some different sports and games.  Join us for the fun.
Entry Deadline:    July 19
Entry Fee:    $10.00
Held on:    Monday, July 24
Times:    1:00 – 5:00pm
Ages:    6 - 10
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 24

ADVANCED KNITTING
Learn how to read patterns and make slippers.  You will need to bring to class knitting needles and 4 ounces of yarn.
Entry Deadline:    July 26
Entry Fee:    $25.00
Held on    Tuesday’s - August 1 & 8
Times:    7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages:    10 - 15
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor:    Deanna Newberry

PUPPY PICNIC    NEW
Learn how to make homemade dog treats and enjoy a doggie picnic at the Hays Aquatic Park’s Dog Swim.  On Monday, we will meet at the HRC at 5:30pm to make homemade dog treats. We will then meet at the Hays Aquatic Park on Saturday with our dogs for a picnic and a splash in the water.
Entry Deadline:    August 9
Entry Fee:    $8.00 includes dog swim admission
Held on:    Monday & Saturday, August 14 & 19
Time:    Monday – 5:30pm -6:15pm
Saturday - 11:00am
Ages:    3 - 10 w/an adult
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 15

BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE
Come and celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of another school year at the Hays Recreation Commission.
Entry Fee:    $5.00
Held on:     Friday, August 18
Time:     6:30 - 9:00pm
Grades:    6th - 8th

21TH ANNUAL YOUTH OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
Area conservation groups and businesses have teamed together to offer a FREE day of target shooting for youth.  All target shooting materials and equipment are supplied for the event which offers trap shooting, skeet shooting, archery, air rifle / BB gun, muzzleloader, small bore rifle, computerized target shooting, paintball target shooting, BASS Casting Kids, and fur harvesting demonstrations.  
This is an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to the world of shooting sports, hunting, fishing and fur harvesting. Hunter Education Certification is not required, but participants must be accompanied by an adult. Persons specializing in their field of shooting will closely supervise youth at each station.  Registration for the event will be completed on site and participants can enjoy a free lunch.
In addition to the free shooting opp away.  Mark this day on your calendar and join us for a great day of target shooting and outdoor sports.
For more information contact, or Kent Hensley (785) 726-3212, or Troy Mattheyer (785) 726-4212.
Entry Fee:    FREE
Held on:    Saturday, August 19
Times:    9:00am - 3:00pm - come and go Free lunch provided
Ages:    17 & under w/an adult
Location:    Hays City Sportsman’s Club - 1/4 mile north of I-70, Exit 157

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS
Kansas Hunter Education teaches new hunters to be ethical, safe and knowledgeable. The course consists of subjects covering hunter responsibility, ethics, fair chase, history of firearms, firearms basics, ammunition, basic gun safety, field safety, bow hunting, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife of Kansas, outdoor emergencies, Kansas hunting regulations and boating safety for hunters.  The traditional hunter education course is organized and conducted by volunteer instructors. By law, the course must be a minimum of 10 hours in length. Most courses average 12 hours of instruction over two or more days.  Students MUST turn 11 by the last day of class in order to receive their Hunter Education Card.  All parents are welcome to attend the classes with their child.  Students are REQUIRED to attend every session. The refundable deposit will be given at the end of the session on the last session.
Entry Deadline:    September 6
Entry Fee:    $20.00 refundable deposit
Held on:    Thurs. & Sat. – September 7 & 9
Times:    Thursday - 6:00 - 9:00pm & Saturday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Ages:    11 & older as of the last day of class
Location:     Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 10   Max. 30

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