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

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.
 
STORM COMPETITIVE CHEER
Now’s the time to join competitive cheer! We will compete with a routine that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling, and dance. Our season starts in September and runs through March. Like our Facebook page, HRC Storm Cheer, to stay in contact with coaches and event dates. Email hcsites@outlook.com 
Entry Deadline: Session 1: September 12
Session 2: January 9
Entry Fee: Session 1: $170.00
Session 2: $170.00
Held on: Session 1: Mon. ’s – Sept.10 – Dec. 17
Session 2: Monday’s – Jan.7 – March 4
Times: TBA
Ages: 5 - 18
Location: Leisure Center
Instructor: Hannah Sites/Britney Bogner
 
AERIAL YOGA 4 TWEENS
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. In class your yogis will be introduced to the aerial hammocks and each week will build on what they learned the prior week.  They will have time to explore, create, and mindfully play in the hammocks both structured and independently. 
Entry Deadline: Session 1: September 26
Session 2: October 31
Session 3: December 26
Session 4: January 30
Entry Fee: $20.00 per session
Held on: Session 1: Thursday’s – Oct. 4 - 25
Session 2: Tuesday’s – Nov. 6 - 27
Session 3: Tuesday’s - January 8 – 29
Session 4: Thursday’s – February 7 - 28
Time: 3:30 – 4:15pm
Ages: Session 1 & 3: 8 & older must be someone who never has done aerial before
Session 2 & 4: 8 & older who have had 1 session of aerial before
Location: Fitness Center
Limitations: Min. 3   Max.5
 
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 26
Entry Fee: $25.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - October 2 & 9
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 11 & older
Location: Dale Allenbaugh Conference Room
Limitations: Min. 3   Max. 6
Instructor: Deanna Newberry
 
SENSORY PLAY DAY
Every kid likes to experiment with science. During this class they will make creations to take home.  Free play time to experiment with sensory bins and create a science cooking project.  Limit space sign up early.
Entry Deadline: October 3
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Monday, October 8
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Ages: 5 - 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
Involving kids in meal preparation encourages healthy eating habits.  Please join us in the kitchen as you prepare with your child some kid friendly dishes. Each child will take home a small meal dish. Please bring 8x8 square pan or an 9X13 casserole pan. And let us know when you enroll which you are brining!
Entry Deadline: Session 1: October 10
Session 1: November 7
Session 2: January 9
Session 3: February 13
Session 4: March 13
Entry Fee: $6.00 - 8x8 dish
$10.00 - 9X13 dish
Held on: Session 1: Foil pack - Tues., October 16
Session 2: Mexican - Tuesday, November 13
Session 3: Crock Pot - Tuesday, January 15
Session 4: Italian - Tuesday, February 19
Session 5: Stir Fry - Tuesday, March 12
Times: 4:30pm until finished
Ages:  5 - 12
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
2ND ANNUAL DEFEND ONE HALLOWEEN DANCE!
Prefer that you are in costume and have middle school ID to enter.  You will be given 1 raffle ticket at entry.  Additional raffle tickets will be available to purchase to get extra entries into the prize drawings.
All evening long we will draw for amazing prizes like Bose Speakers, iPads, Beats Headphones, and Tons of Gift Cards.  
We will have games such as dodgeball and gaga ball. We will have a costume contest, tons of pizza, candy and of course a DJ so they can dance the night away!
All proceeds go to CoreLuv to help defend the orphans. 
This Dance is put on by Cornerstone Orthodontics, Hays Academy of Hair Design with the help of Hays Recreation Commission.
Entry fee: $5.00 (no can goods!)
Held on: Saturday, October 27
Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Ages: 6th – 8th graders
 
SNAG (STARTING NEW AT GOLF)
SNAG® stands for "Starting New at Golf". It is a FUN game that is EASY to learn and can be played ANYWHERE. SNAG™ contains all the basic elements of golf, but in a modified form. Falling somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, SNAG allows for full shots, pitching, chipping and putting. Its design makes it both safe and portable, allowing instruction, practice and play to take place both inside and outside. Taught by Certified Instructor Kirby Garrison 
Entry Deadline: October 31
Entry Fee: $50.00
Held on: Saturday’s - Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8
Time: 9:30 – 10:30am
Ages: 8 - 12
Location: 13th Street Gym
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20
 
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. 
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Saturday, Dec. 8 & Sunday, Dec. 9
Time: Pick ride time when you buy tickets
First ride starts at 5:45pm
Last one leaving at 7:30pm
Location: Sat. –TBA
Sunday – Recreation Center
 
CODE YOUR WORLD
Code Your World is a four-part computer science (CS) challenge that teaches kids to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. Come and check out this new technology and its connection to science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives.
This class is taught by Susan Schlichting, family history researcher and educator.
Entry Deadline: November 7
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Ages: 3rd – 5th grades
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 10
 
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
 
WE DO ROBOTICS
You’ve wanted to get involved in Got Bot? Classes, but weren’t old enough to take part, well here’s your chance!  Build and program simple robots during this Lego robotics workshop.    This class is taught by Susan Schlichting, Cottonwood District Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development.
Entry Deadline: November 7
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, November 15
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Ages: K - 3rd grades
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 8
 
BASKETBALL TURKEY SHOOT
Team up with your child and shoot baskets to win your Thanksgiving turkey.  The event will match a parent and child together.  Parents may enter with more than one child but may only win one turkey per family.  Everyone will walk home with a prize. 
Entry Deadline: November 14
Entry Fee: $2.00 per team
$1.00 each additional child
Held on: Thursday, November 15
Grades: 1st – 6th graders w/an adult
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Recreation Center Gyms
 
GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us as we create your own mini ginger bread house using graham crackers, frosting, and decorative treats.  Bring your appetite for construction and gingerbread leftovers.  We will also listen to the story of the ginger bread man. 
Entry Deadline: November 28
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Tuesday, December 4
Times: 5:30 - 6:15pm
Ages: 5 – 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
GOT BOT?  NXT STEP ROBOTS
Come learn how to build and program the “next generation” NXT and EV3 Lego Mindstorm robots during this class series.  This class is taught by Susan Schlichting, Cottonwood District Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Ellis Co. 4-H teens.  You will need at attend all three classes.
Entry Deadline: December 5
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tues.’s December 13, 18,
& Thurs., Dec. 20
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Grades: 4th - 8th
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 4   Max. 9
 
SANTA’S COOKIE PLATE
Just in time for the holidays, let’s cook up some treats to put on Santa’s plate.  We will decorate a plate and bake up some cookies for the holidays. 
Entry Deadline: December 12
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Monday, December 17
Times: 9:00 – 11:30am
Ages: 6 - 11
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
 
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
 
CUT THROAT KITCHEN
NO SCHOOL, so kids spend the afternoon with us!  We will have you plan a delish snack, then take a trip to Dillon’s to shop for the ingredients.  Once you return we will give you a “special” ingredient that must be used as well   – similar to those popular cooking shows!  Other activities will be played that day as well.  Sound like something you might like? Sign up!
Entry Deadline: January 16
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Monday, January 21
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 23
 
MOM & DAUGHTER BOWLING NIGHT
Girls, grab your friends, bring your mom, and join the HRC for this fun filled night. The fee covers bowling shoes and one game of bowling.
Entry Deadline: January 30
Entry Fee: $4.50 per person
Held on: Saturday, February 2
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 3 - 17 w/an adult
Location: Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30 couples
 
COMMUNITY QUILT PROJECT
Would you like to learn to quilt?  Do you enjoy helping others?  Here’s a special opportunity to do both!  We’ll teach you the basics of how to quilt and work together to make a unique quilt.  The group will decide on a charitable organization to donate the finished quilt to.  This class is taught by Susan Schlichting, Ellis County Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development.
Entry Deadline: February 6
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages: 4th – 8th grades
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 6
 
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 13
Entry Fee: $10.00 per couple
$7.00 each additional child
Held on: Saturday, February 16
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Ages: 3 & older w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15 couples
 
HAND EMROIDERY
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
 
DAD & SON BOWLING NIGHT
Want to spend a night with your son having a lot of fun bowling?  Boys may be accompanied by their Dad, Uncle, Brother, Grandfather or anyone over 18 that is special to them.  The fee covers your bowling shoes and one game per family member.
Entry Deadline: February 6
Entry Fee: $4.50 per person
Held on: Saturday, February 9
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 3 - 17 w/an adult
Location: Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30 couples
 
MOM & SON VALENTINE DANCE
Mom, bring your son(s) put on your best clothes, and come enjoy a special night made just for you. There will be a dinner, picture, games, and music to enjoy
Entry Deadline: February 13
Entry Fee: $15.00 per couple
$8.00 each additional son
Held on: Saturday, February 16
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Ages: 2 - 9 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 10   Max. 25 couples
 
LIGHTS OUT
It’s back spending part of the afternoon in the dark with games, science, and art activities.  Many other surprises will keep the kids busy on their day out of school.
Entry Deadline: February 13
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Monday, February 18
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 23
 
ESCAPE
It’s the beginning of spring break and you are already bored? Do you need 2 escape?  Join us as we take a trip 2 the escape room in Hays.  Use the clues to find your way out.  Back at the rec we will continue to create our own mysteries. 
Entry Deadline: March 13
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Monday, March 18
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 6   Max. 23
 
PRINCESS BALL
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all princesses in the land to the 2019 Princess Ball! Dads grab your best girl and treat her to a night she’ll never forget! New surprises will ensure a wonderful time for all.  Enjoy a dinner, dancing, games and fun.  Each couple will have their picture taken for a memento of the special night.  “Substitute” daddies are welcome (grandpa, uncle, etc.) Sign up early, this special night will fill up fast.  
THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: FLOWERS BY FRANCES 
Entry Deadline: March 27
Entry Fee: $18.00 per couple
$10.00 each additional daughter
Held on: Saturday, April 6
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Age: 2 - 12 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 15   Max. 45 couples
 
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
 
 
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LIED CENTER’S – LEID ACROSS KANSAS PROGRAM with Windsync
The wind ensemble WindSync will be in Hays on Wednesday, April 10 (USD 489 Early Release Day) to present two workshops at the Hays Recreation Center  Sign up by April 3 for these FREE exciting programs!
Windsync is this year’s Lied Across Kansas artist. In its ninth season, the prizewinning Houston-based wind quintet builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music. WindSync is recognized for dramatic, fully memorized concert presentations that often feature collaborators from the worlds of music, dance, and multimedia. WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children and families. They have been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, Midland Symphony, and their concerts for young people reach over 5,000 students per year.
 
K-5 – Peter and the Wolf Program  -  1:30-2:30pm WindSync performs the classical tale of “Peter and the Wolf” in an interactive and educational program. Inspired by storytelling, the program takes audiences on an imaginative, musical journey which introduces the five wind instruments of WindSync, cultivates an appreciation for classical music, and develops new ways of listening. Complete with costumes and choreography, the program concludes with an interactive retelling of Peter and the Wolf. Suddenly, the musicians in WindSync become the characters in the unforgettable and exciting classic tale! This concert can be followed by an instrument petting zoo.
 
Middle School/HS  (Grades 6th - 9th) - 3:00 - 4:30pm
Band Clinic - Finding Your Sound
WindSync offers a unique clinic for middle school and high school band students of all skill levels. The focus is on finding a group sound together and inspiring the band to want to practice. WindSync enables the group to play together as a whole, rather than as individuals, by using tone centering exercises, section leadership drills and efficient warm-up routines. The other element of the clinic is an intensive sectional for the winds where up to five members split up and give specialized techniques to their sections during the band director’s rehearsal. WindSync actually plays from within the band, not simply telling, but showing the students how use the collaborative skills cultivated in the first half of the clinic. This inspiring session will change the sound of the band into a cohesive and enthusiastic unit. 

 

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