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This Week at the Hays Rec

Deadline Wednesday GazetteHRC
Welcome to this week’s edition of Deadline Wednesday Gazette.
Here you will find information about deadlines and other exciting things going on at the Hays Recreation Commission!
Please feel free to e-mail us with comments, questions or concerns.
We love to hear from you!

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
BACK TO SCHOOL LUAU DANCE
Come and celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of another school year at the Hays Recreation Commission. Enjoy a Hawaiian luau while hanging out with your friends. The night’s activities will include a live DJ, snacks, and prizes. Appropriate clothing is required. Girls no low cut shirts, short shorts or skirts or swim tops. Boys must wear a shirt.
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Friday, August 16
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Grades: 6th – 8th

17TH ANNUAL YOUTH OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
Area conservation groups and businesses have teamed together to offer a FREE day of target shooting for youth ages 17 and under. All target shooting materials and equipment are supplied for the event which offers trap shooting, skeet shooting, archery, air rifle / BB gun, muzzleloader, small bore rifle, computerized target shooting, paintball target shooting, BASS Casting Kids, and fur harvesting demonstrations. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to the world of shooting sports, hunting, fishing and fur harvesting. Hunter Education Certification is not required, but participants must be accompanied by an adult. Persons specializing in their field of shooting will closely supervise youth at each station. Registration for the event will be completed on site and participants can enjoy a free lunch.
In addition to the free shooting opportunities, several door prizes and gifts will also be given away. Mark this day on your calendar and join us for a great day of target shooting and outdoor sports.
For more information contact, or Kent Hensley (785) 726-3212, Troy Mattheyer (785) 726-4212.
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Saturday, August 17
Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm – come and go Lunch provided
Ages: 17 & under w/an adult

K-9 SWIM AND PLAY
Bring your dog for some fun in the water. We are opening up the Hays Aquatic Park’s zero depth entry pool for all dogs to come and play before we drain the pool. The pool chemicals are adjusted for a different breed of swimmer. For human safety, only guests 16 years of age and older can get in the water and only up to their thighs. We will not allow children in the water. All dogs must have current vaccinations including rabies. Owners must be in control of their pet(s) at all times, two pets per guest max. Please note that this is open to all dogs so come with the equipment needed to keep your dog under control. You will be responsible for cleaning up after your dog. All participants will be entered into our Doggy Prize Drawing at 12:00pm.
Held on: Saturday, August 17
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Entry Fee: $5.00 per dog

Blue Splash.jpgGNARLY NEON 5K
Hays’ funnest 5k is a run for all speeds and ages. Runners rock out to a live DJ and then get their awesome-on being showered in neon colors throughout the course, finishing up at the Gnarly Neon after party where the colorful chaos erupts.
The color starts flying at 9am. Gnarly Neon sunglasses will be handed out prior to the fun, along with a gnarly tattoo and gnarly head-band. Additional color packets will also be available for purchase at packet-pickup. Early registration guarantees a t-shirt!
REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE ONLINE AT WWW.GNARLYNEON5K.COM
Entry Deadline: August 17
Entry Fee: $45.00
Held on: Saturday, August 17
Time: 9:00am
Ages: All Ages
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex

DEADLINES FOR JULY 31ST
If a class is full PLEASE put your name on the waiting list. We always do our best to accommodate everyone so if you are not on the waiting list and we add an additional class you will miss out!

BABY TAS (0-2 YEAR OLDS)
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 Deadline: Session 3: August 7
Entry Fee: Session 3: $38.00 (Scholarship fee $15)
Held on: Session: 3 Wed. August 14 – Sept. 18
Time: 9:15 – 9:45am
Ages: 8 months – 24 months w/an adult
Location: Hays Recreation
Limitations: Min. 3 Max. 5
Instructor: JoAnn Jordan, Board Certified Music Therapist

MUSIC SPARKS SHARING_- MACHINES THAT GO
Cars, trucks and tractors in an array of colors will be the topics of our songs, chants, and instrument play. This two-week sampler gives children and adults a chance to experience the fun of intergenerational groups.
Entry Deadline: August 7
Entry Fee: $13.00
Held on: Monday’s – August 19 & 26
Time: 10:30 – 11:10am
Ages: 18 months – 5 yrs. w/an adult
Location: Cedar View
Limitations: Min. 4 Max. 8
Instructor: JoAnn Jordan, Board Certified Music Therapist

TINY TAS (2-5 YEAR OLDS)
MUSIC SPARKS SHARING_- MACHINES THAT GO
Cars, trucks and tractors in an array of colors will be the topics of our songs, chants, and instrument play. This two-week sampler gives children and adults a chance to experience the fun of intergenerational groups.
Entry Deadline: August 7
Entry Fee: $13.00
Held on: Monday’s – August 19 & 26
Time: 10:30 – 11:10am
Ages: 18 months – 5 yrs. w/an adult
Location: Cedar View
Limitations: Min. 4 Max. 8
Instructor: JoAnn Jordan, Board Certified Music Therapist

FIRE STATION TOUR
Come and join me on Tuesday, to prepare for the fire station by reading a story, talking about what happens at the fire station, making an art project and building a snack. On Thursday we will meet at Hays Fire Station and learn basic fire safety, talk to real fireman, tour the fire station and talk about an escape route.
Entry Deadline: August 7
Entry Fee: $3.00 per family
Held on: Tuesday & Thursday – August 13 & 15
Times: 10:00 – 11:00am
Ages: 3 – 5 w/ an adult
Location: Tuesday – Recreation Center
Thursday – Hays Fire Station – 1507 Main
Limitations: Min. 5 Max. 20

WELLNESS
HELL CREEK ON HEELS TRAIL RACE SERIES
Join Hays Recreation in conjunction with Sara Kay Carrell of Wild Within You for the Third annual trail running series, Hell Creek on Heels! Once again, the full series of 10, 15, 25, and 30k+ trail runs will be offered. The 5k’s were such a success in 2012 that we will offer them again! Want to see what trail running is all about? Come out and test your skills with a 5k! Seasoned trail runner? Join us and test your will power and endurance! 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. All events are fully supported with aid stations. Come on out and give your Wild a try! There is great camping at the park! Camping located right near the trail head! Make it a weekend adventure! Run distances are approximate due to the nature of trail running. Be prepared for the event to be a tad bit longer! Check for most current trail conditions at Facebook Switchgrass Trail!
Entry Deadline: Session 5: August 7 – Trail 10k & 5k
Session 6: Sept 18 – Trail 30K & 5k
Entry Fee: $20 for each event, $5.00 late fee after the deadline
Held on: Trail 10k and 5k – Sunday, August 11
Trail 30k and 5k – Sunday, Sept 22
Time: Races register at 7:00am, with a 8:00am start
Location: Wilson State Park, 5 mi. N. of I-70 – Exit 206 on K232

ACTIVELY 55
CHICKEN FOOT
Chicken foot also known as Chicken Dominoes, a game of the “trains” family, similar to Mexican Train. The object of the game is to have the lowest score at the end of the last round. For each round, the object is for the player to empty their hand of dominoes by playing them on the board.
Entry Deadline: August 7
Entry Fee: Free
Held on: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Ages: 55 & older
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 2 Max. 8

UPCOMING DEADLINES
August 14th
Breakfast Bingo
Coed USSSA Softball
Love Your Pet Photo Contest
SP Pottery Works
Youth Volleyball Clinic

hrc gym 8-2-13

If you are a member of the Fitness Center you will get half price punch cards

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