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!


We will be refinishing the gym floors next week. The gyms will be closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

There will be no Group Fitness Classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday next week!



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

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

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

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!
Entry Deadline: August 17
Entry Fee: $45.00
Held on: Saturday, August 17
Time: 9:00am
Ages: All Ages
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex

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!

Take a picture of your sweet pet and enter it in this photo contest. All photos should be no larger than 4×6 in size, with your name and phone number written on the BACK of the picture. All entries must be submitted to the Recreation office by deadline date. Prizes will be award. Winners will be judged on the day of the K-9 swim and play at the Hays Aquatic Park.
Entry Deadline: August 14
Entry Fee: Free
Judging Held on: Saturday, August 17
Ages: All Ages
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 3 Max. 50

Kick off the youth volleyball season with this clinic offered to grades 3rd – 8th. The clinic will focus on the basics of volleyball (bumping, passing and serving).
Entry Deadline: August 14
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: August 21 & 22
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Grades: 3rd – 8th grade
Location: Hays High School Gym

Teams consisting of at least 5 men and 5 women are welcome to join us for a great Fall softball season. Recreational leagues will usually play on Tuesday & Thursday evenings; Intermediate and Competitive leagues will play on Wednesday evening. We cannot guarantee that all of your games will be on these dates. The CO-ED TOURNAMENT will be held Mid-Season on September 28 & 29.
Entry Deadline: August 14
Entry Fee: $300.00
Games: 14 Games
Played: August 27 – October
Location: Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex
Manager’s Meeting: Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00pm at the Recreation Center

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while trying your luck with a few games of bingo. Win a prize!
Entry Deadline: Session 2: August 14
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Session 2: Monday, August 19
Times: 9:00 – 10:00am
Ages: 55 & older
Location: Recreation Center
Limitation: Min. 5 Max. 15

To participate in these activities, a person must:
-be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities
-have a significant learning or vocational problem

To sign up for these activities by the deadline you can contact:
-Haley Nixon at HRC @ haley@haysrec.org or (785)623-2650
-DSNWK Members – Scott Stults @ scott_stults@notes1.dsnwk.org or (785)625-5678
-ARC Members – Gloria VonFeldt @ thearccp@hotmail.com or (785)628-6512
-Visit haysrec.org and sign up online!

Special Pops – POTTERY WORKS
Come spend a relaxing afternoon painting at Pottery Works! In each session we’ll be painting different pottery; whether that’s mugs, bowls, figurines, etc. Instruction and assistance will be provided for everyone, so come ready to learn! Don’t miss out on a fun way to relax and CREATE!
Entry Deadline: Session 3: August 14
Entry Fee: $10.00 per session
Held on: Session 3: August 15
Times: 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Location: Pottery Works – 126 West 9th
Limitations: Min. 5 Max. 30

August 21st
Coed Volleyball League (Adult)
Abilene Adventure Trip
Coed Kickball League (Adult)
Fall Men’s Softball (Adult)
SP Healthy Eating 101
Ultimate Flag Football League (Adults)
Women’s Volleyball League
Youth Flag Football
Youth Soccer
Youth Volleyball

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