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Featured Programs - WINTER/SPRING 2020

1st Annual Newton Business Games
Thursday, January 30th

Hey Newton! We wanted to start some friendly competition among our wonderful businesses we have here in Newton. Businesses can register 2 - 6 person teams for this one night game extravaganza! Teams will compete in three different activities: Cornhole, Bocce Ball, and Pickleball. Each activity will be played tournament style. Teams will earn points based on performance and playoffs or tie-breaker may be needed. Only one business will win, will it be yours?
Time: Check in begins at 5:00 PM - Games begin at 5:30 PM
Fee: $50 per Business Team (includes one 2-person team in each event)
Ages: 18 years and older
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 14th
Minimum Enrollment: 4 Teams  Maximum Enrollment: 12 Teams
Note: Businesses may register 2-6 people per team. Businesses may enter more than one team but the fee applies to each team. Only two people will play each game as all games will begin at the same time. All participants will receive a t-shirt and we encourage teams to wear them during their games. **If a business would like their logo added to the shirt it will be an additional $25 and the logo will be on the backside. All logos will need to be provided to us by the registration deadline.**

Community Wide Garage Sale
Sunday, January 26th

Join us for our Community Wide Garage Sale. If you are looking to get rid of your old stuff, rent a booth at our sale and leave all of the advertising up to us! Plus the weather is guaranteed to be great inside of our gymnasium.
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fee: $20 per booth
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Entrance: FREE!
Registration Deadline:
Monday, January 20th
Minimum: 15 booths Maximum: 35 booths
Note: Each booth will receive one table. If you need more they are available to rent for $5 each and must be paid for at time of registration. Set up will begin at 9:30 AM.

Family Game Nights
Friday, January 24th
Friday, April 3rd

Grab your family and head to the Rec Center for an evening of family fun! We will provide board games, puzzles, life sized games, and more for you and your family to enjoy.
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: FREE
Ages:
All ages welcome
Location: NRC Gymnasium and Sunflower Room
Note: This is an evening for families to play and be active together. Rec Center staff does not lead/run any activities.

Girls on the Run
Mondays & Thursdays
February 24th - April 30th

Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd - 5th grade that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Girls will work on developing life skills helping them understand the value of teamwork, healthy lifestyles, and managing emotions. Each session will incorporate physical acctivity so the girls are physically and emotionally equipped to complete a 5K. The program concludes with a team inspired community service project AND a non-competitive celebratory 5K event.
Ages: 3rd - 5th Grade GIRLS
Registration: Open January 27th - February 2nd ONLY
        MUST register online at www.girlsontherunks.org
        Call (316) 260-9777 to complete a registration over the phone.
Fee: Sliding scale
Practice: Mondays and Thursdays; 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: NRC Gymnasium, Themian Park, Sand Creek Bike Path & Sunflower Room
Coaches: Audrey Gann - Candice Egizi-Sifuentez - TBD
Note: All sessions, activities, snacks, t-shirt, water bottle, 5K registration fee, medal, post 5K celebration, and 5K gift included in registration fee.
5K INFORMATION:
Location: Hutchinson - Carey Park
Date: Friday, May 1st
Time: 7:00 PM race start
Note: All girls will need a running buddy to run the 5K with them. The running buddy will need to register for the race and pay the fee.

Battle of the Schools 1 -Mile Fun Run & Eggstravaganza
Friday, April 10th

Join us on Good Friday as we combine two of our favorite spring events; the Battle of the Schools 1-Mile Fun Run and our Easter event the EGGSTRAVAGANZA! We will begin the evening with the run, followed by the Eggstravaganza egg hunt, and will end with the Battle of the Schools 1-Mile Fun Run awards ceremony. We encourage participants to participate in both events but it is not required. Each school will have their own color of shirt to wear for the run and participants will be able to pick them up Thursday, April 9th or at the race.
BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS RUN
* The school with the most participants will receive a traveling trophy!
* 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given to each grade.
* All 1st Place winners will be placed into a Grand Prize drawing!
* All participants who did not come in 1st place will be placed into a Grand Prize drawing!
Time: 6:00 PM
Fee: $5
Ages:
Kindergarten - 6th Grade
Location: Athletic Park
Note: Participants may register the day of the race but will not receive a t-shirt.
T-Shirt Deadline: Thursday, March 26th

EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Hunting Easter eggs is such a fun tradition for youngsters! Join us in celebrating this time honored celebration. With us, there is no egg limit. Eggs will contain candy, toys, or coupons! The field will be marked off according to age for the hunts.

Time: 6:30 PM
Fee: FREE
Ages:
Up to 12 years of age
Location: Fischer Field
Note:
*Participants are not required to run in the Battle of the Schools 1-Mile Fun Run in order to partake in the Eggstravaganza.

Adult Painting Class
Tuesdays
January 7th, February 4th, March 3rd & April 21st

Join us once a month on Tuesday evenings for an adult painting class. We will provide all of the supplies and step-by-step instruction for the painting. Grab your friends, make memories, and leave with your very own masterpiece! Participants may bring non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers to enjoy during the session.
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $28 per class
Ages: 14 and up
Instructor: Celina Gillespie
Location: NRC Sunflower/Cottonwood Room
Registration Deadline: By noon on the day of each class
Minimum Enrollment: 5  Maximum Enrollment: 33
Note: This is a great class for beginners, no formal training needed. Each month's painting will be posted on the NRC website http://www.newtonrec.org/adult_programs.htm a month in advance.

January

Youth Art & Painting Class
Mondays
January 6th, February 3rd, March 2nd & April 20th

Grab your friends, make memories, and leave with your very own masterpiece! Classes include paint, chalk pastels, and more.
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $28 per class
Ages: 5 - 14 years
Instructor: Celina Gillespie
Location: NRC Sunflower/Cottonwood Room
Registration Deadline: By noon on the day of each class
Minimum Enrollment: 5  Maximum Enrollment: 20
Note: This is a great class for beginners, no formal training needed. Each month's painting will be posted on the NRC website http://www.newtonrec.org/youth_art_class.htm  a month in advance.

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