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.
Feel the spark
Children and adults (parent, grandparent or nanny) will love this fun, social small group perfect for families. We will sing, move, chant, listen and play in fun ways that support developmental needs. Each child will receive two instruments to use in the classes and to take home when the session is done. There also is access to a private resource page for participants. Entry fee: $60 ($55 for each additional sibling) includes two take-home instruments; scholarship fee is $20. Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 2 to Nov. 13 (no class Oct. 30). Time: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Ages: 8 months to 5 years with an adult. Location: HRC.
My big world
An introduction to seasonal science and social development themes, along with vocabulary words, movement time with finger plays, sign language and other kinetic learning activities will help get the wiggly out. We also will make learning fun with simple activities that teach letters, counting, patterns and shapes. Entry fee: $2. Dates: Sept. 23. Time: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Ages: 3 to 5. Location: HRC.
Children will be taught basic ballet positions and techniques. They also will explore dance through creative movement. Come to class in ballet attire (leotards and tights or tight-fitting clothes. If you have ballet slippers, you can wear them. If not, socks are OK). Entry fee: $20. Dates: Mondays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 11. Time: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Ages: 5 to 8. Location: HRC.
Wee wigglers is a great way to develop gross motor skills and social interaction with other children. In this fun-filled class, children will use parachutes, foam balls, bean bags, scooters and more in fun and exciting ways. Entry fee: $10. Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 22. Time: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Ages: 3 to 5. Location: HRC.
Wiggles and giggles
Get your child registered for this program, and watch them wiggle and giggle the 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 fee: $10. Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 22. Time: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Ages: 2 and 3. Location: HRC.
Level II ballet
You know the basics, now come learn a little more. You will explore dance through creative movement and new ballet positions. Come to class in ballet attire (leotards and tights or tight-fitting clothes. If you have ballet slippers you can wear them, if not, socks are OK). Entry fee: $20. Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 13. Time: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Ages: 5 to 8. Location: HRC.
Wanting to provide some music education and fun to your home-school curriculum? Sign your child up for this one-week intensive recorder class. Cost includes a recorder and music. Entry fee: $40, includes recorder and music; scholarship fee is $15. Dates: Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Time: 1 to 2 p.m. Ages: 6 to 10. Location: HRC.
Magic the Gathering tournaments
We will have a variety of Magic the Gathering tournaments (DCI sanctioned). Each Friday night will present an opportunity to experience a different play format. We hope to have at least one modern tournament, one two-headed giant tournament, one standard tournament, and one commander tournament (in addition to other popular formats). Come on out, play and have fun. Entry fee: $10. Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: Fridays, Sept. 27 to Oct. 25. Ages: 13 and older. Location: The Gamers' Guild, 200 E. Eighth.
Aikido stretching and motions
Stretching and motions is a great class for individuals who want a good, safe stretching time or workout time that will help them with some martial arts basics. The class allows students to slowly and safely warm up their bodies through stretching, occasional massage and long, slow techniques. Then it provides techniques that work out the cardiovascular system more and more heavily. At the end of this class, students usually feel loose and positive. Entry fee: $25. Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 19. Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ages: 18 and older. Location: Aikido of Northwest Kansas, 208 E. Eighth, Ste. 1.
Experiences in Aikido
The class allows an adult learner to experience multiple aspects of Aikido. Monday is basics; Tuesday is stretching and motions and weapons; Friday is life applications of Aikido and "all dojo" class; and Saturday is more stretches and motions. These experiences in Aikido allow a person to see some of the many sides of the martial art and more greatly appreciate its beauty and applicability. Entry fee: $40. Date: Sept. 23 to Oct. 19. Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or 7:40 to 8:40 p.m. Tuesdays; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays; and 10 to 10:50 a.m. Saturdays. Ages: 18 and older. Location: Aikido of Northwest Kansas, 208 E. Eighth, Ste. 1.
Fused glass fall leaf candle holder
Join us for a relaxing evening at Pottery Works to make a beautiful fused fall candle holder using fall colors. Entry fee: $40. Date: Sept. 24. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Ages: 18 and older. Location: Pottery Works, 126 W. Ninth.
Hell Creek on Heels trail race series
Join HRC in conjunction with Sara Kay Carrell of Wild Within You for the third annual trail running series, Hell Creek on Heels. All trail runs will begin at the trail head for Switchgrass Trail, which is located in the Switchgrass Campground of Wilson State Park. All events are fully supported with aid stations. Run distances are approximate due to the nature of trail running. Check for current trail conditions at Facebook Switchgrass Trail. Races: 30K and 5K. Entry fee: $20; $5 late fee after deadline. Date: Sept. 22. Time: Registration at 7 a.m.; 8 a.m. start. Location: Wilson State Park, 5 miles north of Interstate 70, Exit 206 on K-232.
High school coed volleyball intramurals
High school students, form your teams and join us for some coed volleyball, six players per team. Entry fee: $25 per person. Starting: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 1. Location: Hays High and HRC. Manager's meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 26.
Fall pee wee soccer
The pee wee soccer program prepares children and their parents for organized soccer in a fun environment. Parents and their children will learn skills such as kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins and agility. This is a great way to learn soccer and spend some quality time with your child. Entry fee; $20. Dates: Saturdays through Oct. 19. Time: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Ages: 3 to 5. Location: Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
Rail fest trip
Join us in North Platte, Neb., for a day of adventures learning about the railroad. We will start with activities in the park with food and craft vendors, travel to Bailey Yards for a tour of the train station and end with a tour of Golden Spike. This will be a day of walking, touring and adventure, so wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather outside. Meals are not included. Entry fee: $20. Date: Saturday. Time: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ages: 55 and older. Depart from: HRC.
Special Pops: Frisbee golf
Join us at Rolling Hills Park Disc Golf Course, right off 41st and Hall. Frisbees will be provided. Entry fee; $1. Date: Thursday. Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: All ages. Location: Rolling Hills Park Disc Golf Course.