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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.
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MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
What are those beautiful orange and black creatures that are flying in the air? Monarch butterflies!  In this class, your child will learn about the wonders of the monarch butterfly.  Your child will make a butterfly puppet, learn how a butterfly flies, and learn how a butterfly tastes its food.  With much luck, we will have monarch caterpillars and a chrysalis to observe.  You don’t want to miss this fun class!
Entry Deadline: September 11
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on:  Thursday, Sept 19
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
RICE KRISPIE DAY!
Today is national rice krispie day so let’s put a little snack crackle pop into the day.  We will create some treats and play some games to celebrate this wonderful day.  
Entry Deadline: September 11
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Wednesday, September 18
Times: 10:00 – 10:45am
Ages: 2 – 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
BOOKS & COOKS
Have fun reading a story before cooking a special treat to eat.
Entry Deadline: September 18
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Tuesday, September 24
Time: Session 1: 10:00 - 10:45am
Session 2: 5:30 - 6:15pm
Ages: 2 – 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
ROOTIN TOOTIN WESTERN DAY
Gather up you little buckaroos as we explore the Wild West.  Let’s read the story The Gingerbread Cowboy followed up with crafts, songs, and some games. Corral up your appetite for a snack before you leave.  
Entry Deadline: September 18
Entry Fee:  $3.00
Held on: Wednesday, September 25
Times: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
MORE FOR LESS 
Come and play with your child as they learn fine motor skills.  Tables will be set up with items you can find around the house for pennies.  Everyone will be going home with a busy bag to keep your child busy on those days when they need something quiet to do.  
Entry Deadline: September 18
Entry Fee:  $3.00
Held on: Thursday, September 26
Times: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 4
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
EDIBLE ART
Have your imagination ready for this class.  We will be creating food into art projects.  The best thing is we get to enjoy eating the projects when finished.  We will be using peanut butter and other food items for this class.
Entry Deadline: September 25
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday’s – October 3 & 10
Times: 10:00 – 10:45am
Ages 2 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
OOEY GOOEY ART
Children along with an adult will create a new project each time.  They should be prepared for a fun time.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: September 25
Session 2: February 26
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Session 1: Tuesday, October 1
Session 2: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 5:30 – 6:15pm
Ages: 2 – 10 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
WEE WIGGLERS
Wee Wigglers is a great way to develop gross motor skills and social interaction with other children.  In this fun-filled class, children will utilize parachutes, foam balls, bean bags, scooters, and more, in fun and exciting ways!
Entry Deadline: Session 1: September 25
Session 2: January 29
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Session 1: Tuesday’s – October 1 – 22
Session 2: Wednesday’s – February 5 – 26
Time: 10:15 – 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Recreation Center Gyms
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
WIGGLES & GIGGLES
Get your child registered for this program, and watch them wiggle and giggle their time away.  This will be a structured playtime where your child can have fun running and playing. They will get to play with balls and balloons, dance, and just have fun playing with other kids.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: September. 25
Session 2: January 29
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Session1: Tuesday’s – October 1 - 22
Session 2: Wednesday’s - February 5 – 26
Time: 9:30 – 10:00am
Ages: 2
Location: Recreation Center Gyms
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
FREAKY FRIDAYS
Moms or dads, it’s time to drop off your children and spend some time to yourself or with friends.  Children will enjoy the morning doing arts and crafts, playing games, having snacks, and developing social interaction skills with other children.  We request that children be able to use the restroom by themselves. Each month will have a special theme. 
Entry Deadline: Wednesday before
each session
Entry Fee: $5.00 per session
Held on: Session 1: Friday, October 4
Session 2: Friday, November 8
Session 3: Friday, January 24
Session 4: Friday, February 21
Session 5: Friday, March 13
Times: 9:00 - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
ALL ABOUT BATS & STELLALUNA 
During this class, your child will discover all about bats while reading the story Stellaluna. Your child will create a straw bat rocket, play a bat matching number game, and use a scale to compare the weight of a bat compared to other objects. We will wrap up this class by making an adorable Stellaluna bat!
Entry Deadline: October 9
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, October 17
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
MESSY HANDS
Parents, plan on getting “messy” with your little ones while participating together in a variety of activities using paints, play dough, shaving cream, and glue.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: October 16
Session 2: January 29
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, October 24
Session 2: Tuesday, February 4
Times: Session 1: 10:00 - 10:45am
Session 2: 5:30 – 6:15pm
Ages: 2 – 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
KITCHEN SCIENCE
Young chefs will transform the kitchen into a science laboratory during this kid cooking class.  Come explore the science behind baking and create experiments using items found in every kitchen.  And of course, yummy treats will be involved!
Entry Deadline: October 23
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Friday, October 25
Times: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min.5   Max.12
 
HOWLING HALLOWEEN
Parents do you have a little one who doesn’t go to preschool and misses out on all the fun.  Join us at Hays Recreation for dozen of activities crafts, story and a Halloween snack.  Let your little ones dress up as we go trick or treat around the HRC building.  Don’t let your child miss out on the fun. 
Entry Deadline: October 23
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, October 31
Times: 10:00 - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
ONCE UPON A TIME
Join the fun of making crafts, reading stories, doing cooking projects and much more during this 4-week session. What a great way to get your child ready for preschool or just add an extra benefit to your child’s day.   New activities each session!
Entry Deadline: October 30
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday’s – November 5 - 26
Times: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
CREATIONS PARTY
Paint, design, and decorate through an array of projects that are perfect for your budding artist.  Choose from three projects that could be kept for yourself or given as a gift. 
Entry Deadline: November 6
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, November 14
Time: Session 1: 9:30 – 10:15am
Session 2: 10:45 – 11:30am
Session 3: 5:30 – 6:15pm
Ages: Session 1: 3 - 5 w/an adult
Session 2: 2 w/an adult
Session 3: 2 – 8 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
MAKE –N- TAKE
You don’t have time to make lunch or cook supper.  You and your child can come and create a dish.  You will create a main dish, side dish, and a dessert.  All cooking utensils will be available all you need to do is be ready to put it all together.  What better way than to spend time with your child and leave the mess in our kitchen?
Entry Deadline: November 6
Entry Fee:  $10.00
Held on: Monday, November 11
Times: 10:00am
Ages: 2 – 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
UP, DOWN, AROUND
Obstacle course fun for kids! Help children develop gross motor skills and have fun at the same time. Hopscotch, balance beams, limbo, tunnels and bean bag toss, ring toss, scooters, and parachute play are all fun activities that get our kids up and moving while having a great time.  Parents don’t feel left out we will have activities for you too.  This activity is great for all ages 2 and up to adults.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: November 6
Session 2: January 8
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Session 1: Sunday, November 10
Session 2: Sunday, January 12
Times: 1:00 - 1:45pm
Ages: 2 & up w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 10   Max. 25
 
TURKEYS
What do you eat on Thanksgiving? Turkey of course!  During this class, your child will make a small turkey treat that they can take home and eat.  They will also learn a song about turkeys, use their fine motor skills to feed a turkey, and play pin the tail on the turkey! This class will be a gobbling good time!
Entry Deadline: November 13
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, November 21
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
LITTLE TYKE GYM TIME
Does your little one need time just to run and play inside with balls, bikes and other equipment? Your child will explore and develop motor skills through these activities while building social skills with other kids their age.
Entry Deadline: November 13
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Wednesday’s – Nov. 20 – Dec. 11
Times: 10:00 – 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us as we create your own mini gingerbread house using graham crackers, frosting, and decorative treats.  Bring your appetite for construction and gingerbread leftovers.
Entry Deadline: November 27
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday, December 3
Times: Session 1: 10:00 - 10:45am
Session 2: 5:30 - 6:15pm
Ages: Session 1: 2 w/an adult
Session 2: 5 – 10 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
SANTA’S GIFT
Did Santa forget to bring a gift? In this class, your child will help Santa by creating their own gift to give to someone special. They will also play a matching letter game with gift boxes, see how high they can stack Santa’s gifts, and make a snack for Santa’s reindeer!  Ho! Ho! Ho!
Entry Deadline: December 4
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
SANTA’S WORKSHOP
Here’s a tradition that will put your little elves to work and in the process redirect their preholiday energy towards giving as well as getting. Have your child come to class ready to make a holiday craft to give to someone special this holiday.
Entry Deadline: December 4
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 5:30 - 6:15pm
Ages: 3 – 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Calling all mom dads uncle aunts brothers sisters and cousin to step into the winter wonderland at the HRC. Dress up in your Christmas outfits or bring out those ugly sweaters and party with the staff with games, food and Christmas music provided by our Dj Kevin Saur, Midnight Productions.   Celebrate the holidays as a family tonight.
Entry Deadline: December 11
Entry Fee $3.00 per person
Held on: Saturday, December 14
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 30   Max. 200
 
PAJAMA PARTY BINGO
Come in your favorite PJ and let’s cook up some morning pancakes with your favorite toppings.  Play some rounds of bingo kid style while winning some prizes.
Entry Deadline: December 11
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 – 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
CIRCLE TIME
Does your child enjoy music and movement? This is the class for you!  Your child will enjoy flannel board stories, fingerplays, and motor games like Duck Duck Goose, Four Corners, and many more.  Come and spend time with your child with songs and movement. 
Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 2
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - January 7 – 28
Times: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 – 4
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
LOCO MOTION
Your child will do creative movements with music as they get some extra movement into their arms and legs.  We will use equipment such as balls, bean bags, hula hoops, geomats, and parachutes. After move n’ groove we will conclude the class with a nutritional lesson.
Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 2
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Wednesday’s - January 8 - 29
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
 
PENGUINS
In this class, your child will learn all about penguins! They will learn how to waddle like a penguin, walk with an egg on their feet, and how penguins porpoise out of the icy cold water. Your child will also play a matching penguin game, and create their very own penguin! We will have a waddling good time!
Entry Deadline: January 8
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday, January 14
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
THE HUNT
Does your child like hunting for objects? Why not sign up for this fun class that will be in a dark gym.  First, let’s start in the classroom for a story and a craft then head to the gym with your flashlights.  We will finish with a snack before they go home. Bring your flashlight with you.
Entry Deadline: January 8
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Monday, January 13
Time: 10:00 – 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
WINTER WONDERLAND (Mom/Son)
Mom, bring your son(s) come enjoy a special night made just for you. There will be dinner, picture, games, and music to enjoy. 
Entry Deadline: January 15
Entry Fee: $15.00 per couple
$8.00 each additional son
Held on: Saturday, January 25
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Ages: 2 - 9 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 10   Max. 25 couples
 
ART & CRAFT 4 LITTLE HANDS
Creative art includes glue, clay, dough, paint, paper, markers and crayons. Your child’s little hands will have the freedom to express themselves in the most amazing ways through this class.  Each week they will have a resource of different materials to come up with a creation of their very own.
Entry Deadline: January 29
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - February 11 - 25
Times: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
THREE BILLY GOAT GRUFF
Who is trip-trapping over the bridge? The three billy goats gruff! During this class, your child will use their fine motor skills to build a bridge for the goats to cross!  They will also make puppets to re-tell the story. We will also be on the lookout for the Big Bad Troll! This class will be loads of fun!
Entry Deadline: January 29
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, February 6
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 2   Max. 12
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
DUNKING DONUTS WITH DAD
Want to spend your Saturday morning with your son or daughter dunking donuts and building something out of wood?  If so, enter this great class. Each child will go home with a wood project and a lot of memories hitting dads hand with a hammer.  Please bring along with you a hammer, screwdriver & drill if you have one.
Entry Deadline: February 5
Entry Fee: $10.00 per couple
$7.00 each additional child
Held on: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Ages: 3 & older w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15 couples
 
VALENTINE PARTY
Bring your Valentines and pass them out in your hand made box that you will create.  Listen to a story, build a snack and play some fun Valentine games.
Entry Deadline: February 5
Entry Fee:  $3.00
Held on: Thursday, February 13
Times: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A CUPCAKE
Listen to the story, then let’s decorate your own cupcakes to take home.  Sing a song, read a story, and play some games, eat a cupcake, and leave with a box of your own homemade cupcakes.  
Entry Deadline: February 19
Entry Fee:  $5.00
Held on: Monday, February 24
Times: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
FOOD & FUN
You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting nutrition themed activities to do with toddlers or preschooler. Our activities will promote good eating habits while playing games, singing songs, and best of all eating good and healthy foods. You will also get a take-home activity!  Please list any food allergies. 
Entry Deadline: February 26
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Wednesday’s - March 4 - 25
Times: 10:00 – 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 4
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
MYSTERY CLASS
Doesn’t your child love surprises? You won’t know what fun you’ll end up having in this mystery class.  Will we be playing with scooters? Making crafts? Singing songs? Who knows! Be brave and come explore your options in this exciting class. 
Entry Deadline: February 26
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Thursday’s – March 12 - 26
Times: 10:00 – 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 4
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE 
This class will revolve around the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff.  We will make chocolate chip cookies, as well as play a matching cookie game.  We will round out the class by making a Mouse and cookie craft! Don’t miss this yummy adventure!
Entry Deadline: March 11
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Monday, March 16
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
BUILD A SUB
Make your own family sub sandwich to take home for lunch or supper.  Enjoy a story; work on a craft and other fun activities before you leave.
Entry Deadline: March 25
Entry Fee:  $6.00
Held on: Monday, March 30
Times: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
DRIVE-IN
Let’s take the classic cardboard box which we all know is a child’s favorite thing and turn it into an automobile. Paint, glue and cut materials to make the perfect car for our drive-in movie.  Kids and parents will create together on the first day and the following week enjoys a movie, popcorn, and candy for their first drive-in movie.  Time for the movie on April 8 will be announced on the 1st.
Entry Deadline: March 25
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Wednesday’s - April 1 & 8
Time: 9:30 -10:15am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
PLAYDATE
Spring is in the air and the kids need something to do.  Come play with your friends.  Activities will be planned and a snack will be provided.  So join the fun and see you in the gym.
Entry Deadline: March 25
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - April 7 & 14
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
Ages: 18 months – 4 year
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
BUNNY FUN
A fun-filled time decorating eggs, making a basket and hunting for the eggs. Stories, crafts, and a bunny snack will end the day.
Entry Deadline: April 1
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, April 9
Times: Session 1: 9:30 - 10:15am
Session 2: 5:30 - 6:15pm
Ages: Session 1: 3 – 5 w/an adult
Session 2: 5 – 10 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
 
PETER RABBIT
Who doesn’t love Peter Rabbit? In this class, we will work on positional concepts, make Mr. McGregor’s garden with playdough, and make a Peter Rabbit puppet! Your child will love this hands-on class!
Entry Deadline: April 8
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Monday, April 13
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Amy Shaffer
 
PRINCESS BALL 
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all princesses in the land to the 2020 Princess Ball! Dad’s grab your best girl and treat her to a night she’ll never forget! New surprises will ensure a wonderful time for all.  Enjoy dinner, dancing, games, and fun.  Each couple will have their picture taken at for a memento of the special night.  “Substitute” daddies are welcome (grandpa, uncle, etc.) Sign up early, this special night always fills up fast.
Entry Deadline: April 15
Entry Fee: $18.00 per couple
$10.00 each additional daughter
Held on: Saturday, April 18
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Age: 2 - 12 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 15   Max. 45 couples