Hays Recreation Commission calendar
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.
Youth volleyball camp
Learn the fundamentals of volleyball through participation in our youth camp. Play is open to boys and girls who have completed third through eighth grade. Dates: July 8 to 12. Ages: Third through fifth grade (1 to 2 p.m., $20); sixth through eighth grade (2:15 to 4:15 p.m., $35). Instructor: Karen Nowak. Location: HRC.
Dash 4 Disabilities Fun Run
This year, we will host the second 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 help support the special populations programs at HRC. Sponsors for the event include Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas and ARC of Central Plains. Entry fee: $10; $12 after the deadline. Date: Saturday. Time: Registration at 8:15 a.m.; event begins at 9 a.m. Ages: All ages. Location: Front of Hays Aquatic Park.
Feel the spark
Music will spark fun and joy for children and their adults moving, playing, singing and exploring up to three of these special classes. Family groups are invited to enroll. Sign-up for one or more sessions. Entry fee: $5 per person. Date: July 3. Time: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Ages: 8 months to 6 years with an adult. Location: HRC.
Turn a Pringles container into a maraca by adding beans, noodles and mixer of pasta. The kids with finger paint a sheet of paper to be attached to the can. We will end with a music sounding environment. Entry fee: $3. Date: Friday. Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Ages: 6 to 24 months with an adult. Location: HRC.
Customize your own pair of shoes by starting with a little design and a lot of paint. You can pick your design and find your colors to make many designs no one else has. Let us know your shoe size and let the fun begin. During the second class, you can add more color or decorate your shoestrings to match. Let the fun begin. Entry fee: $10. Dates: July 2 and 9. Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ages: 6 and older. Location: HRC.
Introduction to massage therapy
Have you ever wanted to learn massage therapy? This will be a two-day, hands on course that will show you how to use your body efficiently, using tools such as hot stones, aromatherapy and Chinese cupping. For more information, contact Ceena Owens at (785) 301-2218. Entry fee: $250. Dates: June 29 and 30. Time: 10 to 4 p.m. Ages: 18 and older. Location: Elements of Massage, 1308 Main.
Rock Out Wellness
Explore and learn ways music can add to your health routine. Both informational and experiential opportunities will be included each week. Interests of the participants will guide the areas explored and the music used. Entry fee: $7.50. Date: July 1, 8 and 15. Ages: 55 and older. Location: HRC.
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. Entry fee: Free. Date: July 3. Begins at 8 a.m. Ages: 55 and older. Location: HRC.
Special Pops game night
Join us for an evening full of fun, playing original board games and interactive games on the Wii. We'll have snacks and drinks available as well. Entry fee: Free. Date: Thursday. Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages: All ages. Location: HRC.
Join HRC in conjunction with Sara Kay Carrell of Wild Within You for the third annual trail running series, Hell Creek on Heels. The Switchgrass Trail at Wilson State Park will not leave you disappointed. All trail runs will begin at the trail head for Switchgrass Trail, which is located in the Switchgrass Campground of Wilson State Park. Check for most current trail conditions on Facebook. Entry fee: $20; $5 late fee after deadline. Date: June 30. Time: Registration at 7 a.m., with an 8 a.m. start. Location: Wilson State Park, 5 miles north of Interstate 70, Exit 206.
HRC swim lesson program
Classes will be Monday through Thursday. Each class is 45 minutes long. Red Cross guidelines are followed. Choose a session, time and level. There are no refunds issued after the first day of class. Entry Fee: $30; $2.50 discount for each additional child enrolled. Dates: July 8 to July 19 or July 22 to Aug. 2. Times: Time A, 9:15 to 10 a.m.; Time B, 10:15 to 11 a.m. Ages: 5 and older as of June 1. Levels 1 through 6 available. Location: HRC. Limitations: minimum five, maximum 10 per class.