Hays Recreation Commission calendar
Published on -2/10/2013, 1:33 PM
Visit us at www.haysrec.org, where you will find entry forms, weather cancellations, schedules and much more.
The HRC office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for Wednesdays, when the office is open until 6 p.m. The HRC phone number is (785) 623-2650.
Open gym hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
HRC programs take priority over open gym time.
A gym schedule is updated weekly and is available each Friday in the office or on the website.
Spring soccer league
Youth soccer leagues focus on fundamental skills, fun and participation, and social interaction through practice and organized games. These leagues are for the basic soccer player to the advanced soccer player. The soccer league is offered to boys and girls. Practices are conducted by volunteer coaches, at the time they choose, two times a week for one hour, and games are played mostly Saturdays and a few Sundays. Entry fee: $25. Practice begins: week of March 4. Play begins: Sunday, March 24 (most games are on Saturdays). Age groups: 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 to 14 (as of March 1). Location: Practice, Pratt-Optimist Soccer Complex, Fourth and Milner; games, Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless fields, 1376 Old U.S. Highway 40 Bypass. Coaches meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at HRC.
Flag football league
Youth flag football leagues focus on fundamental skills, fun and participation, and social interaction through practice and organized games. Participants will receive their jersey as part of the entry fee. Practices are conducted by volunteer coaches, at the time they choose, two times a week for one hour, and games are played mostly on Sundays with a few Saturdays. Entry fee: $30. Age groups: 9 to 12, co-ed (as of March 1). Practice begins: week of March 4. Play begins: March 24. Location: Practice, Pratt-Optimist Soccer Complex, Fourth and Milner; games, Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless fields, 1376 Old U.S. Highway 40 Bypass. Coaches meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at HRC.
Mom and daughter bowling night
Kids, grab your friends and your moms and join the HRC for this fun-filled night. The fee covers bowling shoes and one game of bowling. Entry fee: $4 per person. Date: Saturday. Time: 5:30 p.m. Ages: 3 to 17 with an adult. Location: Centennial Lanes, 2400 Vine. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 30 couples.
Music Sparks: Creatures great and small
Come join the grandfriends as we engage in songs, chants, stories, movement and instrument play all set around a theme. Class size is limited so your child can get the best opportunity to develop and grow. Family groups are welcome. Each session is divided into three themes. You can enroll in as many or as few as fit your schedule. Adult participation in the group is encouraged. Suggestions for reading and other fun are made available to participants for each theme to extend the spark into your week. Entry fee: $25 per session. Dates: Spiders and Snakes, Mondays, Feb. 18 to March 11. Time: Time A, 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.; Time B, 6 to 6:40 p.m. Age: 18 months to 5 years, with an adult. Location: Time A, Cedar View Assisted Living, 2929 Sternberg; Time B, Sterling House of Hays, 1801 E. 27th. Limitations: minimum four, maximum eight. Instructor: JoAnn Jordan, board certified music therapist.
Mom and Dad, are you looking for something to keep your child busy but also safe? Join us at the HRC for school's out. Drop your child off so they can make a craft, play games in the gym, go on a field trip and enjoy a snack. Entry fee: $8. Date: Feb. 18. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Ages: 6 to 11. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 15.
The foxtrot is a smooth, elegant dance that allows dancers to flow gracefully around the dance floor. You will learn to glide and twirl with your partner around the room. This dance has been popular for 100 years and fits music from every era. Come have fun, get some exercise and meet new friends. No experience needed. Bring a partner, brings some friends or come by yourself. Entry fee: $12 per person. Dates: Fridays, Feb. 15 to March 8. Time: Lesson, 7 to 8 p.m.; Dancing, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Ages: 18 and older. Location: HRC. Limitations, minimum six, maximum 20. Instructor: Tim and Melanie Folkerts.
Come celebrate the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth at Lincoln's re-enactment day. While there, enjoy presenters of Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Freedom March, vintage and patriotic music, and Grace Bedell's story. We will enjoy a buffalo stew meal for lunch. Meal is included. Entry fee: $30. Date: Saturday. Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 55 and older. Depart from: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 15.