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Featured Programs - FALL 2019

Adult Painting Class
Tuesdays
September 17th, October 15th, November 19th & December 17th

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.


October

Youth Art & Painting Class
Mondays
September 16th, October 7th, November 18th & December 16th

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.


November

Neon Party - 5th/6th Grade Dance
Friday, September 6th

Let’s see if we can make the Rec Center glow! Come dressed in NEON head to toe! Prizes will be given to the "BRIGHTEST" dressed people.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $5
Ages: 5th/6th graders ONLY
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Note: USD #373 dress code enforced - concessions will be available. No black soled shoes.

Family Game Night
Friday, October 4th

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, Sunflower Room and Santa Fe Room
Note: This is an evening for families to play and be active together. Rec Center staff does not lead/run any activities.

Black Cat Ball - 5th/6th Grade Dance
Friday, October 11th

Join us for an evening of ghoulish fun and dancing. Bring your friends in costume for a howlin’ time. All students attending must follow the USD 373 dress code and NRC rules. Remember no black soled shoes are allowed in the gym.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $5
Ages: 5th & 6th grades only
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Note: There will be prizes for the best costumes! Concessions available.

Family Candy Scramble and Costume Contest
Monday, October 28th

Grab your flashlights, load up the kids and head to Fischer Field where there will be thousands of pieces of candy scattered on the field. We will divide the kids into age groups for the children’s candy scramble and will have prizes for our costume contest winners in three age groups: Child I (9-12 years), Child II (5-8 years), and Tot (4 and under).
Time: 7:00 PM
Fee: FREE
Ages
: up to 12 years old
Location: Fischer Field in Athletic Park
Note: Please pre-register by calling NRC and let us know how many will be attending. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 18 and over. Bring a flash light and wear your costume!

32nd Annual Christmas Market
Saturday, November 16th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars and join us for our 32nd Annual Christmas Market. You can do all of your Christmas shopping in one day! Craft vendors will be here selling their unique & beautiful handmade items. Direct sales vendors will also be here, such as Young Living Essential Oils and Scentsy. Winners of door prizes donated by the vendors will be announced throughout the day.
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Admission: FREE
Note
: Contact Audrey Gann at agann@newtonrec.org or (316) 283-7330 for more information on renting a booth. **Direct sales vendors MUST speak with Audrey before registering for the event as space is limited and multiples of companies will not be allowed.** Vendor registration deadline Sunday, November 10th.

Coat Drive
Saturday, November 16th

NEW or GENTLY USED Coats. All Sizes Accepted - Youth & Adult until November 13th
Current Drop Off Locations:
Newton Activity Center - 415 N. Poplar St.
American Family Insurance; Ken Hall - 2309 S. Kansas Rd.
Other Drop Off Locations will be available soon!
Contact Casey Davis @ (316) 836-3634 OR Candice Egizi-Sifuentez /NRC Front Desk Staff  @ (316) 283-7330
Coats will be distributed for FREE on Saturday, November 16th 8:30am-12:30pm at the Newton Activity Center to anyone in need of a coat.

Christmas Light Tours
Thursday, December 5th
Tuesday, December 17th

All aboard! Join us on the NRC Express for a special Christmas Light Tour! The bus will be decked out in Christmas lights and the music will be festive. Our driver knows the BEST places in Wichita to visit for a magical evening filled with millions of twinkling lights! We will visit several places including Reindeer Road, Candy Cane Lane, The Arc’s Lights, Lights on Texas, Faulkner Street and more! Refreshments will be available for participants to enjoy and bring on our tour. We will make a restroom stop halfway through the tour before we return. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to sightsee as a family or with friends!
Time: 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Fee: 4yrs and Under FREE; 5yrs and Up: $10 per person; or $30 for Family of 4 (each additional person $5)
Ages: All Ages (all youth MUST be with an adult 18+)
Location: Meet at Newton Rec Center (light tour will be in Wichita)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 12/3 AND Sunday, 12/15
Minimum: 15 Maximum: 44
Note: Participants MUST pre-register. The bus will leave the parking lot at 6pm sharp, please arrive early. Tour (including drive time) is approximately 3hrs. *There are NO restrooms on the bus, however we will make a stop midway through the tour for a restroom break.*

Ugly Sweater - 5th/6th Grade Dance
Friday, December 6th

Dust off your favorite "ugly" Christmas sweater and join us for a night of music and dancing. Prizes will be given to those wearing the best ugly sweaters.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $5
Ages: 5th/6th graders ONLY
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Note: USD #373 dress code enforced - concessions will be available. No black soled shoes.