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2018-19 Fall & Winter Information
Online Registration Starts Sept. 7th @ Midnight
In Office Registration Starts Sept. 10th @ 8am

 

 

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 the 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 will now be offering 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 individuals basis
Ages: 18 & older or under 18 w/an adult
Location: 13th Street Gym – 323 West 13th St.
Or Leisure Center (depending on availability)
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
 
PICKLE BALL
The fastest growing sport in America is especially popular for Senior’s as it is played on a smaller court (the size of a badminton court). It is played with a paddle (larger than a ping pong paddle) and a whiffle ball. The balls are furnished, and there are paddles to use or feel free to bring your own. Don’t be left out come and join the fun! 
This is held during Open Gym Time.  You will share with others using the gyms. 
 
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PUPPY COURSE: FUR-EVER FRIENDS
This class is for puppy’s ages 10 weeks to 6 months.  Handler must provide a copy of first round of shots.  There will need to be a minimum of 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 2: March 13
Entry Fee: $50.00
Held on: Session 2: Monday’s - March 18 – April 8
Times: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Early Childhood Connections Playground
(Formally known as Washington Elementary)
305 Main Street
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.  Handler must provide a copy of shots that include rabies and bordatella.  There will need to be a minimum of 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 2: March 13
Entry Fee: $75.00
Held on: Session 2: Monday’s - March 18 – April 22
Times: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location:Early Childhood Connections Playground
(Formally known as Washington Elementary)
305 Main Street
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 8
Instructor: Raina Alm, Certified Dog Trainer
 
 
 
DIGITAL PHOTO ORGANIZING
Are your digital pictures overwhelming you? Are they located in several places…the computer, camera cards, iphones, ipads, etc? Are you afraid if you lose your phone or your computer crashes that all your digital photos would be gone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. This class will help you take your digital photo mess and turn it into a beautifully organized collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations. This class will be split up into two evenings to give us time to work on your digital photos.  Please bring your laptop, ipad, tablet or phone.
Entry Deadline: Session 2: October 31
Session 3: January 2
Session 4: January 30
Entry Fee: $30.00
Held on Session 2: Tuesday’s – November 6 & 13
Session 3: Tuesday’s – January 8 & 15
Session 4: Tuesday’s – February 5 & 12
Times: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 1   Max. 10
Instructor: Sandy Werth
 
PRINTED PHOTO ORGANIZING
You have printed photos stored in boxes, tubs and albums.  You know you should organize them but the task is just too overwhelming!  The first session of the class will teach a step by step system to help you finally get those photos out of the boxes and easy to share with friends and family.  The second session will show options for converting those photos, slides and tapes to digital.  Please bring your box of photos so we can start organizing together!
Entry Deadline: Session 2: October 31
Session 3: January 2
Session 4: January 30
Entry Fee: $30.00
Held on Session 2: Thursday’s – November 8 & 15
Session 3: Thursday’s – January 10 & 17
Session 4: Thursday’s – February 7 & 14
Times: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Marcy Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 1   Max. 10
Instructor: Sandy Werth
 
 
 
 
 
INTERMITTENT FASTING FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Come learn about the different methods of intermittent fasting, and how regulating your meal times can help you lose weight fast!
Entry Deadline: October 10
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, October 16
Times: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
UNDERACHIVER RACE
Do you want to run or walk a race but just feel like you can’t do it?  This .50 mile race featuring beer, coffee and donut station is the marathon for you!  Start with a drink of beer or coffee, stop at a station for a donut break and finish with another drink at the finish line.  Fun activities for the underachiever along the road.  Anyone can join the fun from never stepping on a race track to sprinting to the finish line this will be a morning of laughs. Sponsored A & A Coors and Daylight Donut.
Entry Deadline: October 17
Entry Fee: $10.00
Includes shirt/drinks/donuts
Held on: Saturday, October 20
Time: 10:00
Ages: open to any (age 21 to drink)
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
 
COOKING FOR HAPPINESS COMFORT FOODS
In this hands-on class we will learn about foods that trigger happiness in the body, and how to make them. Many recipes provided; one meal created in class.  Feel free to bring your own beverage to have during class.
Entry Deadline: October 17
Entry Fee: Adults - $12.00
Children - $6.00
Held on: Wednesday, October 24
Times: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Children must be with a paying adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 25
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
WHY DO I CRAVE…
Understand what cravings are, what causes them, and how to control them. This is a great start for weight management, mood stabilization, improving mental clarity, and learning about the body’s signals.
Entry Deadline: October 24
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, October 30
Times: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
CITY LIGHTS 
It’s time to see the twinkle of lights!  Saturday we will take a hay rack ride (horse & trailer) and Sunday we will enjoy the comfort of the HRC passenger bus departing from the Recreation Center. Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be provided before your ride.  Please show up 15 minutes before your schedule time. Tickets on sale at the Rec Center Mon. Oct. 29 through Friday, Dec. 7. 
Held on: Saturday, Dec. 8 & Sunday, Dec. 9
Entry Free: $3.00
Time: Pick ride time when you buy tickets
6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm
Location: Saturday TBA
Sunday – Recreation Center
 
SOUP FOR DAYS
Winter is upon us, and soup is on the menu! Come learn some new recipes and make a traditional favorite in class. Feel free to bring your own beverage to have during class.
Entry Deadline: October 31
Entry Fee: Adults - $12.00
Children - $6.00
Held on: Wednesday, November 7
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Children must be with a paying adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
MAKE AND TAKE HOLIDAY APPETIZER CRANBERRY CHUTNEY BRIOCHE WREATH WITH BAKED BRIE
Tired of bringing the same old appetizer to your boss's holiday party?  Want to impress your family and friends at the next special gathering?  In this class we will make a festive centerpiece wreath with soft and buttery brioche rolls filled with a zesty cranberry chutney surrounding a baked Brie for dipping.  Delicious and beautiful!  Students will go home with a wreath ready to bake, decorate, and serve, plus extra brioche dough for another project.  Bring a sturdy stand mixer if you own one, measuring cups/spoons, a digital scale, and your largest cookie sheet.
Entry Deadline: November 7
Entry Fee: $40.00
Held on: Sunday, November 18
Times: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 12
Instructor: Cathy Drabkin
 
READING NUTRITION LABELS
The first step in taking control of your health is educating yourself. Come learn how to read a nutrition label, what to look for, and what to avoid. 
Entry Deadline: November 7
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, November 13
Times: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
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 7
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – November 13 & 20
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
MIGRAINE MANAGEMENT
If you suffer from migraines or headaches, or someone in your family does, come learn about them here. We will discuss what they are, what causes them, and some natural ways to reduce or even eliminate them.
Entry Deadline: November 21
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, November 27
Times: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
COLD PREVENTION & REMEDIES
If you’re looking for an alternative to suffering this cold season, come learn these prevention tips. We will also discuss ways to get over the cold quickly and get you back to enjoying life! Feel free to bring your own beverage to have during class.
Entry Deadline: November 28
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Wednesday, December 5
Times: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
10 RESOLUTION FOODS TO LOSE WEIGHT FAST!
New Years is just around the corner. As we make our resolutions to become healthier and stronger versions of ourselves, consider these 10 magical tricks for boosting your results.
Entry Deadline: December 5
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, December 11
Times: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
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 2
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – January 8 & 15
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
NEW YEAR’S DETOX PROGRAM
We’ve made it through the holidays, and our bodies are ready for a break. If you want to shake the sluggish feeling, shed a few pounds, or just improve your post-holiday mood, come listen to the benefits of this detox program. Class is purely informative and does not require a commitment to the detox program. Detox program is an additional charge and will start January 18.
Entry Deadline: January 2
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday, January 8
Times: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 40
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
BEYOND BIEROCKS SAVORY FILLED DOUGHS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
It’s a universal cooking method…take a bit of dough, fill it with a tasty morsel, and bake, fry or steam it for a snack or light meal. In this hands-on class we’ll be making Mid-eastern fatayer, Indian samosas, Eastern European knishes, and South American empanadas, as well as tasting other selections from around the world. Students will go home with an assortment. Bring two mixing bowls, a wooden spoon, measuring cup/spoons, and a digital scale if you own one.
Entry Deadline: January 9
Entry Fee: $40.00
Held on: Sunday, January 20
Times: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 12
Instructor: Cathy Drabkin
 
COOKING CONVENIENCE DIY FREEZER MEALS
Do you love the grab & go convenience of frozen foods like breakfast sandwiches, waffles, frozen burritos, and lasagnas? Come learn how to make them yourself and save yourself tons of money!  Feel free to bring your own beverage to have during class.
Entry Deadline: January 9
Entry Fee: Adults - $12.00
Children - $6.00
Held on: Wednesday, January 16
Times: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Children must be with a paying adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
ESSENTIAL OILS 101 FRAGRANCE, HEALTH AND CLEANING
The world of essential oils is a huge and it’s easy to get lost. Come dip your feet in the water at this introductory course. Samples included.
Entry Deadline: January 16
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Tuesday, January 22
Times: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
DIY STRESS REMEDY KITS
Don’t let stress keep you down. Come learn over 25 different ways to reduce the effects of stress on the body that will fit into your lifestyle and budget.
Entry Deadline: January 23
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Wednesday, January 30
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
MASON JAR SNACKS
Do you find yourself frequently grabbing ready-made snacks like granola bars, yogurts, and snacks to go? Come make some healthy snacks in class that you can keep on hand for healthier, inexpensive options. Feel free to bring your own beverage to have during class.
Entry Deadline: January 30
Entry Fee: Adults - $12.00
Children - $6.00
Held on: Wednesday, February 6
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Children must be with a paying adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
BREAD PUDDING FROM SCRATCH
The ultimate in homey comfort desserts requires good bread for best results! In this hands-on class, we’ll learn all the steps for making an amazing bread pudding, from mixing and preparing our own bread, to making the custard, selecting the flavoring add-ins, and whipping up a sauce for serving. Students will bake a complete bread pudding, taste-test several variations, and go home with a batch of bread dough to make a second one later. Bring a cutting board and knife, cookie sheet, mixing bowl, measuring cup/spoons and rubber spatula.
Entry Deadline: February 6
Entry Fee: $40.00
Held on: Sunday, February 17
Times: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 12
Instructor: Cathy Drabkin
 
COOKING FOR HAPPINESS HOMEMADE TRUFFLES, PERSONALIZED CHEESECAKES, & OTHER VALENTINES TREATS
Are you ready to venture beyond the traditional brownies and cupcakes this year? Come learn how to make delicious truffles, personal cheesecakes, and other valentines treats in this hands-on night of sweets & eats. Feel free to bring your own beverage to have during class.
Entry Deadline: February 6
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Wednesday, February 13
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
SLEEP SOLUTIONS
Do you sleep for 8 hours and never feel rested? Do you lie in bed for hours before ever falling asleep? Often times sleep becomes a stressful part of our daily lives, hindering its ability to provide us with the reset we hope for. Come learn some simple tricks to improving your sleep, without pharmaceuticals and medical tests. Take home samples provided.
Entry Deadline: February 13
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday, February 19
Times: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
WEEK LONG STIR FRY
Come learn how to meal plan and prep once a week for a different stir fries each night! It’s almost too good to be true= these recipes are mouthwatering, simple, and healthy. One stir fry will be made in class, plus recipes for several other options given to take home and try. Feel free to bring your own beverage to have during class.
Entry Deadline: February 20
Entry Fee: Adults - $12.00, Children - $6.00
Held on: Wednesday, February 27
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older, Children must be with a paying adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
NUTS, SEEDS & FRUIT FOR ENERGY
Snack hacks are one of the simplest ways to improve our energy. Getting great quality snacks that are nutrient dense will help us maintain energy throughout our day. Come learn about the health properties of several different nuts, and sample some out! Recipes for meals and snacks with these nuts & seeds will be provided.
Entry Deadline: February 27
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Tuesday, March 5
Times: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
HAND EMRODERY
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 27
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – March 5 & 12
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
DIY: BUG REPELLANT & TICK SPRAY
Come make your own repellant for bugs and ticks that is safe for the whole family, including the pets! Keep your family safe this summer, without using expensive (and smelly) bug sprays from the store.
Entry Deadline: March 6
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Wednesday, March 13
Times: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Ages: 16 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt
Community Health Education Specialist
 
CINNAMON ROLLS
There's nothing quite like the smell and taste of fresh baked cinnamon rolls...warm, buttery, soft, and cinnamon-y! Using two-stage dough, we'll whip up a pan of rolls ready to bake and glaze the next morning. In addition to traditional rolls, we'll explore variations on the dough, fillings and glazes that make for outstanding combinations. In this hands-on class you'll sample several types of rolls and take home a pan of oven-ready rolls. Bring a large mixing bowl, an 8- or 9- inch round or square metal pan, 1-2 cup container with lid, measuring cup/spoons, rubber spatula and digital scale (if you own one).
Entry Deadline: March 27
Entry Fee: $30.00
Held on: Sunday, April 7
Times: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 12
Instructor: Cathy Drabkin
 
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 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: April 10
Entry Fee: $1.00
Held on: Sunday, April 14
Time: 1:00 - 1:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
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