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2019 Spring & Summer Information
Online Registration Starts Friday, April 5th @ 12:01am
In Office Registration Starts Monday, April 8th @ 8am

 

Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities Leisure Programming
 
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.
 
PIZZA PARTY!
Come join us in making your own pizza! Each person will make a personal size regular pizza and personal sized dessert pizza!
Entry Deadline: April 24
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, April 25
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
MOVIE NIGHT!
It’s move time at HRC! Come enjoy the show with snacks, drinks, and friends. The movie will be chosen closer to the class date.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: May 1
Session 2: July 17
Entry Fee: $2.00 per session
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, May 2
Session 2: Thursday, July 18
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
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 8
Entry Fee: Side Dish
Held on: Thursday, May 9
Times: 6:15pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Bethesda Tree Farm,
1571 220th Avenue
Limitations: Min. 10   Max. 50
 
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: May 15
Session 2: July 31
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, May 16
Session 2: Thursday, August 1
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30
 
7TH 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 canceled in the event of inclement weather.
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Saturday, May 11
Times: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages & Abilities
Location: Bethesda Tree Farm,
1571 220th Avenue
 
DONUT DAZE
This class is all about DONUTS! We will make homemade donuts from scratch and also decorate pre-made donuts with crazy toppings!
Entry Deadline: May 22
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, May 23
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
DIY COASTERS/CUPS
We will have a variety of coasters and glass cups for participants to individually decorate for a permanent design! Time to be creative and colorful!
Entry Deadline: May 29
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, May 30
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 29
Entry Fee: $11.00 per person
Held on: Friday, May 31
Times: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine Street
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30
 
FITNESS AND FUN!
Join us for a class about movement/activity. We will play a variety of group-oriented games involving bean bags, pool noodles, cones, balls and so much more! The class will be inclusive for all ages and all abilities! Drinks and a small snack will be provided.
Entry Deadline: June 5
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, June 6
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, and have a good time!
Entry Deadline: June 12
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, June 13
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 8th 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 these programs are 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 12
Entry Fee: $10.00
$12.00 after the deadline
Held on: Saturday, June 15
Times: Registration at 7:15am
Event begins at 8:00am
Ages: All Ages
Location: Front of Hays Aquatic Park
Limitations: Min. 15
 
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: June 19
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, June 20
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 40
 
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 26
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, June 27
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
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 10
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, July 11
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Precision Valley - 1500 West 27th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
MAGNETIC BOARDS
Using a cookie sheet, we will transform it into a magnetic board that you can decorate to fit your personality. The board can then be used to display pictures, to-do list, and much more!
Entry Deadline: July 24
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, July 25
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
SMOOTHIES AND SUN
We will be making homemade smoothies to enjoy and also getting some fresh air outside together! We will utilize our walking trail around the HRC Fitness Center (weather permitting).
Entry Deadline: August 7
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, August 8
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 14
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday, August 15
Times: 4:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Pottery Works - 126 West 9th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30
 
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 21
Entry Fee: Side Dish
Held on: Thursday, August 22
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 28
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, August 29
Times: 5:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine Street
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
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