Special Events

Community Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, July 27th

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: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Fee: $25 per booth
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Entrance: FREE!
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 22nd
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 7:30 AM.


Family Candy Scramble and Costume Contest

Wednesday, October 30th

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
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 flashlight and wear your costume!


36th Annual Christmas Market

Saturday, November 9th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars and join us for our 36th 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 Paparazzi Jewelry, Color Street and Scentsy. Winners of door prizes donated by the vendors will be announced throughout the day. 
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Admission: FREE
Note: Contact Candice Egizi-Sifuentez at cegizi@newtonrec.org or (316) 283-7330 for more information on reserving a booth. **Direct sales vendors MUST speak with Candice before registering for the event as space is limited and multiples of companies will not be allowed.** Vendor registration deadline Sunday, October 27th.


Christmas Light Tours

Mondays, December 2nd or December 9th 
Wednesdays, December 4th or December 11th

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! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to sightsee as a family or with friends!
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  approximately/loading begins at 5:50 PM . The bus will leave the parking lot at 6:00 PM sharp, please arrive early.
Fee: 4 yrs and Under FREE
        5 yrs and Up: $12 per person 
        Family of 4: $35 (each additional person $6)
Ages: All Ages; all youth MUST be with an adult 18+
Location: Newton Rec Center; 415 N. Poplar St. (light tour will be out of town)
Registration Deadline: Mondays, November 25th and December 2nd 
Minimum Enrollment: 15   Maximum Enrollment: 38
Note: Participants MUST pre-register. Tour is approximately 3 hours, including drive time. If a restroom break is needed this may add 30 minutes to our tour. There are NO restrooms on the bus.