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Hays Recreation Commission schedule

Published on -4/21/2013, 12:16 PM

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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 through Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

HRC programs take priority over open gym time.

Wednesday deadline

Little spark

Toddlers and their adult will love this fun, social small group. Class size is limited so each child can receive individual attention. We will sing, move and play in fun ways that support developmental needs. It is a great place for children and adults to make friends. Entry fee: $25. Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 to 22. Time: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Ages: 8 to 24 months with an adult. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum three, maximum five. Instructor: JoAnn Jordan, board certified music therapist.

Wiggle worm (climbers)

A clean, safe indoor play area for you and your child to have some fun. Mats, music, parachutes, hoops, tunnels, soft foam equipment and more. Your child also will explore with plenty of bright and bold colors while they have the opportunity to work with hands on materials for stacking and building, sensory exploration and drama play. Let your little munchkin climb up, down, over and though these magical experiences. Entry fee: $8. Dates: Thursdays through May 16. Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ages: 9 to 18 months with an adult. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 20.

Boogie babies

Join us for a hoppin' bobbin' dance class. During this class, your child will learn the basics of dance steps, participate in across-the-floor activities and have fun. The students will learn a dance routine for their family to enjoy. Entry fee: $10. Dates: Mondays, April 29 to May 20. Time: 2 to 2:45 p.m. Ages: 3 and 4. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum eight. Instructor: Haley Nixon.

Grandparent and child putt-putt night

Kids, grab that special grandparent for this event. We will play a great game of putt-putt golf. Each participant will play 18 holes of golf. What a great way to spend some time with that special person. Entry fee: $5 per person. Date: Friday. Time: 6:30 p.m. Ages: 3 and older with an adult. Location: Precision Valley Golf Center, 1500 W. 27th. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 20.

Tiny tot tu-tus

This class is designed to introduce your child to basic ballet positions. Students will dance to sing-along songs, play games and have fun. Students also will learn a short routine to show their family. Entry fee: $8. Dates: Mondays, April 29 to May 20. Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Age: 2. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum eight. Instructor: Haley Nixon.

Basic Spanish

If you want to learn some basic Spanish, we have just the class for you. We will cover Spanish conversation skills and other basic vocabulary. Entry fee: $10. Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 to 22. Time: 6 to 6:45 p.m. Grades: first through third grades. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum six, maximum 12. Instructor: Lora Haynes.

Couponing 101

Do you pay for toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo/conditioner, air fresheners, candles or snack foods? Why, when you could get them for free or just pennies? Couponing 101 will cover all the basics of using coupons to save money and even get things for free from local stores. Topics will include where to get coupons, how to organize them for easy use, tricks of the trade, how to include rebates/refunds, and specific information about the stores you will find in the Hays area. Entry fee: $15. Dates: May 2 and 9. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Ages: 18 and older. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 10.

Poker walk

Join us to walk and play poker all in perfect weather year-round. Each lap around the gym, you draw a card. After seven laps, you have a poker hand. As you continue walking laps, simply discard a playing card and draw another card to make the best possible seven-card hand of the day. A gift card will be given to the best hand. Finish the day with a cup of coffee, tea or juice along with a special treat. Entry fee: Free. Date: May 1. Time: 8 a.m. Ages: 55 and older. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 15.

Recreational T-ball league

This program will focus on teaching the correct techniques for fielding, throwing, hitting and base running. All who register will participate in a learning atmosphere designed to let the kids have fun while learning to play. Volunteer coaches choose their own practice times. Entry fee: $20. Age groups: boys and girls, 5 and 6 (as of June 1). Practices start week of May 13. Games start: TBA. Coaches meeting: 6 p.m. May 7.

Slim at six bootcamp

Get in shape and get outdoors. Come get a total body workout without the gym. This four-week program is designed to teach you to use the outdoor environment as your training facility. Our certified trainer will structure workouts designed to increase your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility all with non-traditional methods. Entry fee: $20. Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 29 to May 22. Time: 6 p.m. Location: HRC Fitness Center.

Special Pops: Picnic

Meet us down at Frontier Park East for an evening of food, games 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. If rain out occurs, meet at HRC. Entry fee: side dish. Date: Thursday. Time: 5:30 p.m. Ages: All ages. Location: Frontier Park East. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 15.

NBC baseball points tournament

NBC boys baseball 9-14U open class tournament. Three-game guarantee. Entry fee: $200. Dates: May 4 and 5. Location: Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.

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