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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 785-623-2650 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 cancels by the deadline.  Anything after the deadline, 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.
 
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. The HRC will provide popcorn, pop, 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.
 
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.
 
PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP DANCE LESSONS
Looking for a more one-on-one or small group setting to practice your dance moves? We offer small group dance lessons that can be tailored to fit your schedule and needs.  Swing dancing and line dancing lessons are available upon request.
Entry Deadline: Anytime!
Entry Fee: $10.00 per person/Groups of 5+
$20.00 per person/Groups of 4 or less
1-hour sessions
Held on: Set up on an individual basis
Ages: 18 & older or under 18 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. None
 
SMALL GROUP COOKING LESSONS
Starting a new dietary restriction such as keto or paleo? Hosting a holiday at your place this year? Or just curious about how to make some traditional meals healthier? Let us plan an evening of cooking for you! We will include health tips, cooking recommendations, and of course, we will make a meal you’re sure to love! Pick your meal idea for us, or let us choose! Either way, we are in for an evening of fun!
Entry Deadline: Anytime!
Entry Fee:
$15.00 per person/Groups of 5+
$50 per hour/ Groups of 4 or less
1-hour sessions
Held on: Set up on an individual basis
Ages: 18 & older or under 18 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
 
DROP-IN PICKLEBALL
We have a court reserved on Wednesday evening just for pickleball.  Come give it a try, make new friends.  There are people of all skill levels who play.
Drop-In Fee: $1.00
Held on: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Age: 18 & older
Location: Recreation Center Gym #3
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PUPPY COURSE: FUR-EVER FRIENDS
This class is for puppy’s ages 10 weeks to 6 months.  The Handler must provide a copy of first round of shots. There must be at least one handler per dog. In this class, the puppies will learn socialization and a few of the basic obedience commands.  On week 4 of the class, the puppy will have fun with agility obstacles and will also receive a diploma.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: Sept. 11
Session 2: March 11
Entry Fee: $50.00
Held on:
Session 1: Monday’s - Sept. 16 – Oct. 7
Session 2: Monday’s - March 16 – April 6
Times: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Session 1: Hank Speier Baseball
Field #1(West Field) – 10th & Vine
Session 2: TBD
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 8
Instructor: Raina Alm, Certified Dog Trainer
 
BASIC DOG OBEDIENCE COURSE: FUR-EVER FRIENDS
This class is for dog’s that are ages 6 months and up.  The Handler must provide a copy of shots that include rabies and Bordetella.  There must be at least one handler per dog.  In this class, the handler will be trained to train their dog.  They will learn basic obedience which includes sit, down, sit-stay, and down-stay; leave it and how to walk on a leash.  A head collar or pinch collar is preferred for this class.  NO choke chains are allowed.  No Flexi-leashes are allowed, prefer a 6-8 foot nylon leash (they will be dragging the leash around).  On week 6 of the class, the dogs will have fun with agility obstacles and will also receive a diploma.  If the handler is unsatisfied with the dog’s progression, they can retake the class for half price.
Entry Deadline: 
Session 1 & 2: Sept. 11
Session 3: March 11
Entry Fee: $75.00
Held on:
Session 1: Mon.’s - Sept. 16 – Oct. 21
Session 2: Wed.’s - Sept. 18 – Oct. 23
Session 3: Mon.’s - March 16 – April 20
Times: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Session 1 & 2: Hank Speier Baseball
Field #1(West Field) – 10th & Vine
Session 3: TBD
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 8
Instructor: Raina Alm, Certified Dog Trainer
 
YOMASSAGE
Relax in restorative supported positions while receiving hands-on massage therapy from a Certified Massage Therapist. This class is a small group setting that includes gentle stretching, essential oils, relaxation, massage, and self-care techniques. All equipment, yoga mats, and blocks are provided.
Entry Deadline: Wednesday prior to each
session
Entry Fee: $30.00 per session
Held on: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
Session 1: September 16
Session 2 & 3: October 7 / 21
Session 4 & 5: November 4 / 18
Session 6 & 7: December 2 / 16
Session 8 & 9: January 6 / 20
Session 10 & 11: February 3 / 17
Session 12 & 13: March 2 / 16
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 5
Instructor: Alyssa Schulte
Certified Massage Therapist
 
CHALKING WITH MARIE
Chalking is done by using screen-print transfers and either ink or paste. It is done by laying transfer down and spreading the paste over top and remove the transfer. Can use a variety of transfers on projects. It’s up to your creativity on how you want to do your project. Every project is different. A different project will be made in each class. All supplies will be provided and projects will be completed that day.
Entry Deadline:
Session 1: September 18
Session 2: October 9
Session 3: November 20
Session 4: January 22
Session 5: February 12
Session 6: March 11
Entry Fee: $20.00
Held on: Session 1: Tuesday, Sept. 24
Session 2: Tuesday, October 15
Session 3: Tuesday, November 26
Session 4: Tuesday, January 28
Session 5: Tuesday, February 18
Session 6: Tuesday, March 17
Times: 6:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Marie Schmidtberger
 
CREATING A SHADOW BOX
Memory shadow boxes can be a great way to display and protect articles we would like to keep forever. I will walk you through several non-permanent ways to creatively store and display items in a shadow box. If you have a jersey or fabric piece to be framed, please check out the “Preparing fabric to be framed” class also. 
Entry Deadline: September 18
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday, September 24
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 8
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
BEER & BRATS UNDERACHEIVER RACE
I don’t know if I can?  WE KNOW YOU CAN!  Just 31,680 inches, 2640 feet or 0.5 miles. We have faith that everyone one of you can make it!  You get an awesome souvenir t-shirt, Free beer at the “water station”, and a Brat at the finish line.  Let’s show those runners how it’s done!
Entry Deadline: September 25
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Saturday, September 28
Time: 10:00am
Ages: open to any (age 21 to drink)
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
 
HOW TO CREATE A T-SHIRT QUILT
T-shirt quilts are a great gift idea and remedy for the box of shirts we love but don’t wear anymore. In this “How To” course you will learn how to cut, stabilize, design, piece, and finish a quilt in a traditional finished look. Sewing experience is required but for this course, you will not need to bring your sewing machine. I will provide handouts to help take the information home and a Teflon sheet for stabilizing. A supply list will be given at the time of registration so register early! If you are looking to start sewing take the Beginner’s Sewing class and get in some experience so you can join us for this class as well.
Entry Deadline:
Session 1: September 25
Session 2: October 30
Session 3: November 27
Session 4: January 1
Session 5: January 29
Session 6: February 26
Session 7: April 1
Entry Fee: $35.00 per session
Held on: Session 1: Tuesday, October 1
Session 2: Tuesday, November 5
Session 3: Tuesday, December 3
Session 4: Tuesday, January 7
Session 5: Tuesday, February 4
Session 6: Tuesday, March 3
Session 7: Tuesday, April 7
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
KNITTING
Learn the basic stitches of knitting during this class. You will learn how to make a dishcloth.  As a part of the fee, each participant will receive a pair of knitting needles and yarn.
Entry Deadline: September 25
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – October 1 & 8
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
BUILD YOUR OWN TERRARIUM 
Join K-State Research and Extension for an evening of terrarium building! Build your own mini-ecosystem in glass containers and learn everything necessary to grow healthy succulent plants in an enclosed glass vessel. All materials will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own terrarium container. No experience necessary. 
Entry Deadline: September 25
Entry Fee: $30.00
Held on: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6:00 – 7:00PM
Ages: All Ages
Location: Back Meeting Room at K-State Extension Office
611 N. Main Street
Limitations: Min. 2   Max.20
 
T-SHIRT RUG
Making colorful and custom rugs is an easy and fun way to get rid of the mass of t-shirts we all have. 
Entry Deadline: October 2
Entry Fee: $35.00
Held on: Tuesday, October 8
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
T-SHIRT QUILT - LEVEL 2
This course is a continuation of the T-shirt Quilting class where we review cutting and measuring and work to put it all together to make a completed t-shirt quilt. You must have taken the first course to register in this one. 
Entry Deadline: Session 1: November 6
Session 2:  January 8
Session 3:  March 4
Entry Fee: $25.00 per session
Held on: Session 1: Tues., November 12
Session 2: Tuesday, January 14
Session 3: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Ages: 55 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
TATTING
Get registered today and learn the lost art of Tatting.  You will learn the basics of how to make rings, joining and chains.  You will learn how to make a snowflake and edging.  As part of the fee, each participant will receive a shuttle and thread.
Entry Deadline: November 6
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – November 12 & 19
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
ORNAMENT WREATHS
Ornament Wreaths make a big statement for the inside or outside of your house with little effort. You don’t have to be an artist to make them either!!
Entry Deadline: November 13
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday, November 19
Times: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
T-SHIRT SCARVES EASY SEWING
What a great way to stay warm and still show your team spirit this football season! Use some of your team’s t-shirts and make something you can use through the winter to show your team spirit. There is sewing with this project.
Entry Deadline: December 4
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday, December 10
Times: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
WHAT’S KOCHEN
Would you like to learn to cook some tasty German dishes?   We’ll teach you the basics of how to make several traditional German specialties.  We’ll work in teams to create the dishes and share them with each other during an authentic German meal.  This class is taught by Susan Schlichting and Lois Keller. 
Entry Deadline: December 18
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday, January 9
Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: TBA in Ellis
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
 
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: January 1
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – January 7 & 14
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
PREPARING A FABRIC TO BE FRAMED
Do you have a jersey, flag, cross-stitch, or another fabric piece you would like to frame? This is a great and easy way to decorate if you have fabrics that would pop color in a room. I will teach you 3 ways to prepare and mount your pieces so they are ready to be framed. 
Entry Deadline: January 15
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday, January 21
Times: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 8
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
MAGAZINE STRIP SILHOUETTES
This is a super-easy way to create an art piece and capture a silhouette or an outline of something you would love to display. It also helps reuse magazine pages creatively. Super easy and fun even if you have no creative bone in your body! 
Entry Deadline: February 5
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday, February 11
Times: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 10
Instructor: Amanda Legleiter
 
HAND EMBROIDERY
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 26
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – March 3 & 10
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
DOGGIE DAY EGGSTRAVAGAZA
It’s time to let the dogs out for their own egg hunt. Each dog is allowed to hunt for their own eggs that are filled with dog treats! Once they find the egg and claim it with their nose, it goes in their basket to open later. 
Rules: Registrants must pre-register and be accompanied by at least one dog; there is a limit of one registrant per participating dog. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Stoop and Scoop rules apply; please come prepared with your own bags. All dogs must have current vaccinations. No fighting over eggs.
Entry Deadline: March 25
Entry Fee: $1.00
Held on: Sunday, March 29
Time: 1:00 - 1:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex