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ACTIVITY GUIDE Summer 2019 Manhattan, Kansas


WELCOME TO SUMMER 2019 1101 Poyntz Ave. 785-587-2757 MHKPRD.com /ManhattanParksandRec @Manhattan PRD @manhattanparksandrec

Did You Know? It is our policy to provide persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of our services, programs, and activities. In order for us to provide reasonable accommodations, we ask that you request the assistance needed by contacting Parks and Recreation at 1101 Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan, or call 785-587-2757 (TDD Kansas Relay Center at 800-766-3777). We are here to assist you in the registration (application) process as well. Essential eligibility requirements for each program are on file. Assistive devices are available upon request.

1101 Poyntz Ave. 785-587-2757 MHKPRD.com/aquatics /mhkprdaquatics @mhkprdaquatics

315 S. 3rd St. 785-587-2726 FlintHillsDiscovery.org /FlintHillsDiscovery @DiscoverFHDC @DiscoverFHDC

2333 Oak St. 785-587-2737 SunsetZoo.com /SunsetZoo @SunsetZoo @SusnetZooMHK

DOUGLASS CENTER

Important Info! First-Come, First-Paid: Space is limited for most of the programs we offer, and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. In some instances, a waiting list may be available. MPRD Scholarship Policy: Some of our programs qualify for scholarships. You must show proof of participation in the USD Free/Reduced Lunch program or qualification under Federal Income Availability Guidelines. Camp Refund Policy: Please see page 13 for specific details. Refund Policy for Activities Requiring Registration: Registrants will receive a full refund if we cancel the program, or we may be able to transfer you to another class. A full refund is granted if request to withdraw is received 1 week (7 days) before the class or event start date. A partial refund is issued when requested between 1 week and at least 48 hours before the start date. No refunds will be granted if the request is less than 48 hours in advance or if the participant fails to show. Participant withdrawals must be received during business hours. For specific policies, visit each program’s website. Please note: Some programs have age restrictions and birth dates are required for each participant. Phone numbers are required for staff to access your account and for emergency purposes. For assistance, please call 785-587-2757, or come to our offices, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, 1101 Poyntz Ave., in City Hall.

COMMUNITY RECREATION

900 Yuma St. 785-587-2773 /DouglassCenterMHK

Copyright Š 2019 Manhattan Parks & Recreation. Produced and published by Manhattan Parks & Recreation Marketing. 1101 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan KS 66502 785-587-2757 phone | 785-587-2727 fax DIRECTOR Eddie Eastes, CPRP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Wyatt Thompson, PLA, ASLA

605 Levee Dr. 785-587-2783 /TRRAnimalShelter @AnimalTrr @trranimalshelter

COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER Melissa Kirkwood GRAPHIC DESIGN Theresa Mueller


IN THIS ISSUE Table of Contents Events 3-7 Aquatics 9-12 Summer Camps 13-14 Early Childhood Activities 15-16 Youth Activities 17-18 Youth Sports 19-20 Adult Activities 21 Adult Sports 22 Douglass Center 23 Lifelong Recreation 24 Special Populations 25 Volunteer Opportunities 26 Parks & Trails 27-28 Animal Shelter 29 Sponsors 30


cityofmhk.com/bikemonth TALLGRASS TALES

FREE

10:30-11:00am May 3 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 15 for details!

WALK & TALK: SPRING BIRDING WITH TED CABLE

8:00-10:00am May 4 Flint Hills Discovery Center Explore the avian side of the Flint Hills during this exciting spring birding outing. See page 21 for details!

LITTLE APPLE PEDAL: CELEBRATING BIKE MONTH

Linear Trail

deo Bike Ro d e by: Sponsor Family Friendly slow ride

FREE

Beginning 2:00pm May 5 Linear Trail Bike rodeo, family-friendly slow ride on Linear Trail, bike safety with RCPD, helmets for all kids. (Sponsored by State Farm.)

2-4pm

FLINT HILLS FESTIVAL

10:00am-5:00pm May 11 Flint Hills Discovery Center Experience the culture of the Flint Hills at our annual festival! Join us for live music, food vendors, beer, wine, and tons of children’s activities. Regular admission rates apply.

MOTHER’S DAY AT SUNSET ZOO

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9:30am-5:00pm May 12 Sunset Zoo Mothers visit free with a paid child’s admission.

ZOOFARI TALES

FREE

10:00-10:30am May 24 Sunset Zoo Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library. See page 15 for details!

DREAM WITH DA VINCI EXHIBIT

May 25- September 8 Flint Hills Discovery Center Discover the genius of Leonardo da Vinci through interactive art, science, and engineering. Regular admission rates apply.

101 DAYS OF SUMMER FAMILY ADVENTURE PASSPORT

Memorial Day to Labor Day Join Manhattan Parks & Rec along with Fort Riley MWR for a summer of fun in the sun! Pick up a passport and participate in one of the many summer activities or events listed; snap a photo and post to social media with the #MHKkids #FTRileykids or #101DaysofSummer hashtag. Bring your completed passport to the end-of-summer BBQ for a chance to win prizes!

Adventure with Fort Riley & MHKPRD

Sponsored by

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MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

FREE

Beginning 7:00pm June 8 City Park Bring your chairs and blankets for a fun family movie night presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Bounce houses, face painting, and concessions will be available for purchase. The fun begins at 7:00pm; movie is at sundown.

TALLGRASS TOUR BUS: SECRETS OF TUTTLE CREEK

8:00am-1:00pm June 1 Flint Hills Discovery Center Get behind the scenes access to Tuttle Creek dam, tower, and spillway from the Army Corps of Engineers. See page 21 for details!

FRIENDS OF SUNSET ZOO: WINE IN THE WILD

Beginning 5:30pm June 1 Sunset Zoo An evening fundraiser in support of Sunset Zoo! Enjoy wine and food pairing stations throughout the park. 5:30pm VIP reception; 7:00pm general admission. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 22 at noon! Special zoo hours on this day for the event setup: 9:30am-4:00pm.

FATHER’S DAY AT SUNSET ZOO

9:30am-5:00pm June 16 Sunset Zoo Fathers visit free with a paid child’s admission.

GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT

Nationwide Campout Day: June 22 The National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout™ is a summer-long celebration of camping! Camp in your backyard, parks, cabins, RVs, etc., and be a part of this nationwide event! Snap a selfie of your camping adventure and post to social media with the #MHKPRDcamping hashtag. For more information go to nwf.org/Great-American-Campout.

TALLGRASS TOUR BUS: SECRETS OF MANHATTAN

9:30am-5:00pm June 2 Sunset Zoo All children visit free with a paid adult’s admission.

8:30am-1:30pm June 22 Flint Hills Discovery Center See how Manhattan works with behind the scenes tours of the MHK Airport and water treatment facilities. See page 21 for details!

TALLGRASS TALES

ZOOFARI TALES

FRIENDS OF SUNSET ZOO: KIDS FREE DAY

FREE

10:30-11:00am June 7 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 15 for details!

WOLF SPIDER NIGHT WALK

8:30-10:30pm June 7 & 8 Fairmont Park See and handle real spiders, then head out on a night walk with a headlamp to find, catch, and release wolf spiders! Preregistration is required. See page 21 for details!

FREE

10:00-10:30am June 28 Manhattan Public Library Slither into reading with the Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Public Library. See page 15 for details!

SPLASH OF SCIENCE

FREE

12:00-12:10pm Fridays in June Blue Earth Plaza Pavilion Enjoy a 10-minute science demonstration from the Flint Hills Discovery Center education team while you picnic and splash! Free, offered every Friday, and registration is not required.

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TALLGRASS TALES

FREE

10:30-11:00am July 5 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 15 for details!

SCIENCE SATURDAY

9:30am-12:00pm July 6 Sunset Zoo Go Behind the Science at this family-friendly event featuring zoo staff and local scientists. Enjoy hands-on, interactive experiences to explore the work happening in our backyard. Included in zoo admission.

FRIENDS OF SUNSET ZOO: KIDS FREE DAY

9:30am-5:00pm July 7 Sunset Zoo All children visit free with a paid adult’s admission.

ASTRONOMY NIGHT

FREE

8:00-11:00pm July 12 Northeast Community Park Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center as we head off-site to explore the night sky with high-powered telescopes, make fun crafts, and learn about the universe. Open to everyone.

LITTLE APPLE PADDLE

Begins 9:00am July 13 Liner Trail Head Boat Ramp Paddle the Kansas River for this Guinness World Record breaking event! This year, we are attempting to break the world record for longest parade of canoes or kayaks. Spots are limited! Bring your own vessel or rent one of ours. Family-friendly fun!

ZOOFARI TALES

FREE

10:00-10:30am July 26 Manhattan Public Library Slither into reading with the Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Public Library. See page 15 for details!

NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY

10:00am-5:00pm July 27 Flint Hills Discovery Center Dust off your boots, grab your hat, and gather the family it’s time to celebrate the American Cowboy at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. General admission rates apply.

SPLASH OF SCIENCE

FREE

12:00-12:10pm Fridays in July Blue Earth Plaza Pavilion Enjoy a 10-minute science demonstration from the Flint Hills Discovery Center education team while you picnic and splash! Free, offered every Friday, and registration is not required.

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August TALLGRASS TALES

FREE

10:30-11:00am August 2 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 15 for details!

PETPOOLOOZA

WATER SAFARI & KIDS FREE DAY

1:00-5:00pm August 11 City Park Waterpark Bring your furry friends to cool off at the pool on the last day of the swimming season! Admission is (suggested) $2 donation to benefit the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter.

TALLGRASS TOUR BUS: SECRETS OF ENERGY

10:00am-5:00pm August 24 Flint Hills Discovery Center Explore the Renaissance world of Leonardo Da Vinci with music, performers, crafts, and science experiments! Regular admission rates apply.

12:00-4:30pm August 3 Sunset Zoo Enjoy a Water Safari through Sunset Zoo, featuring a zoo full of activities with Konza Rotary’s Water Matters Day. Children visit free with a paid adult’s admission. 8:00am-1:30pm August 10 Flint Hills Discovery Center Get a behind the scenes tour of the Jeffrey Energy Center and K-State Nuclear Reactor. See page 21 for details!

JUST “TRI” IT ADULT & YOUTH TRIATHLON

7:00am & 9:30am August 10 City Park Calling all kids and adults! Challenge yourself by participating in a triathlon - give it a TRI! Adults: 400 meter swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run (start time of 7 a.m.) Youth: 50 yard swim, 2.4 mile bike, half-mile run (start time of 9:30 a.m.) All activities will take place in and around Manhattan City Park. Youth ages 5-14.

DA VINCI DAY

FRIENDS OF SUNSET ZOO: BREW AT THE ZOO

Beginning 3:00pm August 24 Sunset Zoo A fundraiser in support of Sunset Zoo. Enjoy a casual evening of great beer, food, and music. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 15 at noon! Special zoo hours on this day for event setup: 9:30am-12:00pm.

WILDCAT WEEK

Times Vary by Facility August 25-31 Kick off the start to another Wildcat football season with Sunset Zoo and the Flint Hills Discovery Center. KSU faculty, staff, and students receive discounted admission to both facilities the entire week!

SPLASH OF SCIENCE

FREE

12:00-12:10pm August 2 & 9 Blue Earth Plaza Pavilion Enjoy a 10-minute science demonstration from the Flint Hills Discovery Center education team while you picnic and splash! Free and registration is not required.

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September TALLGRASS TALES

FREE

10:30-11:00am September 6 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 15 for details!

END OF PASSPORT FAMILY BBQ

FREE

6:00-7:30pm September 6 Wefald Pavilion Celebrate the end of summer and the completion of the 101 Days of Summer Passport with a family-friendly BBQ in City Park! Manhattan Parks and Recreation and Fort Riley Outdoor Rec are partnering to bring this fabulous event together for the community. Games and food for everyone. Don’t forget to bring your completed Passport for a chance to win prizes!

GRANDPARENTS & ANIMAL ENRICHMENT DAY

9:30am-5:00pm September 8 Sunset Zoo Special admission for grandparents from 9:30am-5:00pm; family-friendly activities from 12:00-4:00pm. Enrichment Day: Learn how keepers ensure the animals are active and healthy!

COMMUNITY DAY

FREE

12:00-5:00pm September 15 Flint Hills Discovery Center Come one, come all, as the Flint Hills Discovery Center opens its doors FREE for the entire community!

SCIENCE ON TAP

FREE

7:00pm September 18 Tallgrass Tap House Enjoy science in a fun and engaging way with this free, interactive program. See page 21 for details!

End of Sum mer

Fa mil y BBth Q September 6 6:00-7:30pm

Bring your completed Family Adventure Passport for a chance to win prizes!

Spend the evening with Manhattan Parks & Recreation and Fort Riley Outdoor Rec for an end-of-summer BBQ! FREE food and fun for the entire community!

Wefald Pavilion City Park Food provided by our friends at

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S C I T A U AQ om c . s l o o MHK p ay 25! M g n i n e Op

ADMISSION Adults (16+): $6 Youth (2-15): $4 Child (<2): Free

TWILIGHT SWIM

(City Park Only, 6-8pm daily) Adult (16+): $3 Youth (2-15): $2 Child (<2): Free All persons entering the waterparks must pay an admission fee. Non-swimmers will be charged $2 admission.

SEASON PASSES $60 each (on sale April 15)

If you purchase 5 or more season passes in a single transaction, you can receive a 20% discount on your purchase.

RULES

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SPLASH PARKS BLUE EARTH PLAZA 315 S. 3rd St. Open 10am-8pm daily Free for all ages

Water PARKS

CITY PARK

1220 Poyntz Ave. Open 10am-8pm daily Free for all ages

NORTHVIEW 510 Griffith Dr. 1-7pm daily 785-587-2713

CICO

3309 Robinson Dr. 1-6pm daily 785-587-2711

CITY PARK

1220 Poyntz Ave. 1-8pm daily 785-587-2710 Twilight Swim 6-8pm

RENTALS Rent the Northview Waterpark for your event or club! Available June 1 to July 31. Reservations accepted beginning May 1. No times available Tuesdays. Fees: $200/1.5 hour. No rentals of splash parks.

SUNDAY

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

9:00-10:30am

9:00-10:30am

10:45am-12:15pm

10:45am-12:15pm

7:15-8:45pm

7:15-8:45pm

7:15-8:45pm

7:15-8:45pm

7:15-8:45pm

7:15-8:45pm

9:00-10:30pm

9:00-10:30pm

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9:00-10:30pm

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Swim America is a national, goal-driven and technique-oriented learn-to-swim program. Sessions run Monday-Thursday for two weeks. Average class size is 6 swimmers per coach. Preschool participants must be 3 years old before the first class and must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Participants must attend the time and location of the session they are registered for.

CITY WATERPARK SESSION 1

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Dates:

Jun 10-20

Dates:

Jul 1-11

Dates:

Jul 15-25

Activity #:

210112

Activity #:

210112

Activity #:

210112

Fee:

$40/session

Fee:

$40/session

Fee:

$40/session

Location:

City Waterpark

Location:

City Waterpark

Location:

City Waterpark

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am

PRIVATE LESSONS Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction for swimmers of all ages (3+) and abilities. Classes take place on Saturday mornings at 10:00am and are 40 minutes long. The cost is $25 per class; June 15 through July 27.

CICO WATERPARK SESSION 1

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Dates:

Jun 17-27

Dates:

Jul 1-11

Dates:

Jul 15-25

Activity #:

210110

Activity #:

210110

Activity #:

210110

Fee:

$40/session

Fee:

$40/session

Fee:

$40/session

Location:

CiCo Waterpark

Location:

CiCo Waterpark

Location:

CiCo Waterpark

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute morning sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am; evening sessions starting at 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute morning sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am; evening sessions starting at 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute morning sessions starting at 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am; evening sessions starting at 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9am, 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am; evening sessions starting at 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9am, 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am; evening sessions starting at 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9am, 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am; evening sessions starting at 6:15pm, 7pm & 7:45pm

NORTHVIEW WATERPARK SESSION 1

SESSION 3

SESSION 2

Dates:

Jun 17-27

Dates:

Jul 1-11

Dates:

Jul 15-25

Activity #:

210111

Activity #:

210111

Activity #:

210111

Fee:

$40/session

Fee:

$40/session

Fee:

$40/session

Location:

Northview Waterpark

Location:

Northview Waterpark

Location:

Northview Waterpark

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute sessions starting at 10:30am & 11:15am

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute sessions starting at 10:30am & 11:15am

Divisions:

Ages 3-4: 30-minute sessions starting at 10:30am & 11:15am

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am

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Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 10:30am & 11:15am

Ages 5+: 30-minute sessions starting at 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am & 11:15am


NOON HOUR SWIM Get your laps in during the noon hour every Monday through Friday. Lap swim only; 25-yard course. Participants may be asked to share lanes. Activity #:

225112

Fee:

$75/Session 1: 5/28-7/12 $75/Session 2: 7/15-8/30 $55/Session 3: 7/29-8/30 $120/Season Pass: 5/28-8/30

Time:

12:00-12:50pm, Mon-Fri

Dates:

All session dates listed with fees

Location:

City Waterpark 5/28-8/11 Cico Waterpark 8/12-8/30

RIVER RUNNING Try out this fun way to move in the Lazy River. For your comfort, we suggest wearing water shoes. Several options available over three sessions. Activity #:

225212

Fee:

$75/session, Mon-Fri; $55 (session 1 & 2) & $44 (session 3), Mon/Wed/Fri; $35/session, Tues/Thurs

Time:

11:00-11:50am, Mon-Fri 12:00-12:50pm, Mon-Fri

Dates:

Session 1: 5/28-6/28 Session 2: 7/1-8/2 Session 3: 8/5-8/20 (12:00-12:50pm Mon/Wed/Fri only at Cico Waterpark)

Location:

City Waterpark

WATER WORKOUT

BODY WAVES Enjoy how the water provides resistance for a total body workout. Several options available over two sessions.

A great way to start your day. Low-impact moves with added resistance from the water. Several options available.

Activity #:

220110

Activity #:

225012

Fee:

$75/session, Mon-Fri $55/session, Mon/Wed/Fri $35/session, Tues & Thurs

Fee:

$75/session, Mon-Fri $55/session, Mon/Wed/Fri $35/session, Tues/Thurs

Time:

12:00-12:50pm

Time:

8-8:50am, Mon-Fri

Dates:

Session 1: 5/28-6/28 Session 2: 7/1-8/2

Dates:

Session 1: 5/28-6/28 Session 2: 7/1-8/2

Location:

CiCo Waterpark

Location:

CiCo Waterpark

Discount pricing for multiple aerobics session sign-upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Please contact our office for details!

Junior Lifeguarding at City Waterpark An exciting opportunity for youth ages 12-14 to hone their lifeguarding skills with trained Manhattan Parks & Recreation Waterpark Lifeguards during this two week class! At the end of the season you will have the opportunity to participate in the Lifeguard Olympics! Sessions run 8:30-9:30am; $40. Session 1: June 3-14 Session 2: June 17-28 Session 3: July 8-19

$60 May 25

through September 2 Passes are good at all three waterparks during regular business hours! Available at the Parks & Recreation office or may be purchased by phone.


We are committed to providing exciting camper experiences with an emphasis on safety, convenience, and education in a fun setting. All staff hired have received a criminal background check and follow safety procedures such as daily check-in and check-out of participants. Enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for all camps, and campers will receive a confirmation of enrollment by email. Each campsite has specific paperwork that must be completed prior to attendance. Please note the refund policy that is specific to EACH PROGRAM at the time of registration. A non-refundable $20 deposit will be held for each enrolled camp session. A full refund is provided (less the deposit) if registration canceled prior to one week of start date. Partial refund is given (less the deposit) if canceled between one week and 48 hours prior to start date. No refund given if canceled within 48 hours.

Explore the wonderful world of animals through Sunset Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly camp adventures! Each morning, campers enjoy live animal presentations and scienceoriented lessons. In the afternoon, activities include games and themed videos. Visits to zoo exhibits, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes explorations round out each week. Camps are taught by Zoo staff trained in child development. Students can attend half-day or full-day each week. Snacks provided. Full-day registrants must bring a sack lunch. Forms available at SunsetZoo.com/Summer. Weekly Fee:

Half-day camp, $75/FOSZ member, $85/non-member Full-day camp, $115/FOSZ member, $125/non-member

Times:

Half-day camp, 7:30am-12:15pm; Full-day camp, 7:30am-5:30pm

ANIMAL CRACKERS CAMP High-energy activities interspersed with downtime every day. Live animal interactions, Zoo tours, crafts, games, and story times, all part of the mix!

SUMMER SAFARI CAMP Campers will connect with the natural world through activities including crafts, stories, games, live animal interactions, projects, Zoo tours, and nature hikes.

WEEKLY OPTIONS NATURE NAVIGATORS CAMP Campers will explore their surroundings through nature hikes, Zoo tours, science-based projects, group games, live animal encounters, and field trips.

Activity #:

180740 (380840 May only)

Activity #: 180740 (380840 May only)

Activity #: 180740 (380840 May only)

Location:

Sunset Zoo

Location:

Sunset Zoo

Location:

Sunset Zoo

Ages:

5-7 (must have completed Kindergarten & 1st grades)

Ages:

8-9 (must have completed 2nd & 3rd grades)

Ages:

10-12 (must have completed 4th through 6th grades)

SESSIONS:

SESSIONS:

SESSIONS:

Nature Observations

May 28-31

Studying Nature

May 28-31

To Be a Scientist

May 28-31

Plastic & Wildlife

Jun 3-7

Plastic & Its Impacts

Jun 3-7

The Plastic Problem

Jun 3-7

Bees, Butterflies, & Birds Oh my!

Jun 10-14

Flight of the Pollinator

Jun 10-14

Protecting Pollinators

Jun 10-14

Frogs & Toads

Jun 17-21

Amphibian Conservation

Jun 17-21

Leaping Lily Pads

Jun 17-21

Invasive Animals

Jun 24-28

Animal Invaders

Jun 24-28

Animal Intruders

Jun 24-28

Green Energy

Jul 1-3 & 5

Jul 1-3 & 5

Solar Power & More!

Jul1-3 & 5

Zoo Tech

Jul 8-12

Investigating Alternative Energy

Technology at the Zoo

Jul 8-12

From Carnivore to Herbivore Jul 15-19

Advances in Animal Care

Jul 8-12

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the Menu?

Jul 15-19

Wild Waterways

Jul 22-26

Zoo Nutrition

Jul 15-19

Water & Wildlife

Jul 22-26

South America

Jul 29-Aug 2

Water Habitats

Jul 22-26

South America Wildlife

Jul 29-Aug 2

Wild Asia

Aug 5-9

South America

Jul 29-Aug 2

Animals of Asia

Aug 5-9

Expedition Asia

Aug 5-9

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AGES 5-12 or K-6

DAY CAMP LITTLE APPLE

DAILY OPTIONS Experience the Flint Hills and the world like never before! Choose a half or full-day session. Many programs will focus on STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - as they apply to the Flint Hills. Registration includes snacks, supplies for activities, and access to exhibits. Full-day registrants must bring a sack lunch. Permission forms are required for participation and available online at flinthillsdiscovery.org/Summer.

LIVE

LEARN

MONTHLY OPTIONS

P L AY

LITTLE APPLE DAY CAMP

Activity #:

250140

Daily Fee:

Half-day camps (7:30am-12:15pm): $14/FHDC member; $16/non-member Full-day camps (7:30am-5:30pm): $26/FHDC member; $28/non-member

Location:

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Kids who have completed kindergarten through 7th grade as of May 2019 will enjoy a summer full of arts, crafts, games, swimming, special events and excursions at this KDHE-licensed day camp. Snacks are provided, and lunch is provided by USD 383. Attendees may take swimming lessons for an additional fee. Learn more at MHKPRD. com/LADC.

Grades:

Students entering grades 1-7 in Fall 2019

Activity #:

ADVENTURE CAMP

ENTERING GRADES 1-3 SESSIONS:

ENTERING GRADES 4-7 SESSIONS:

WEEK THEME: da Vinci Days

WEEK THEME: da Vinci Days

210135

Remembering the Renaissance Jun 3

Time Travelers: 1519!

Jun 10

Painting like da Vinci

Jun 4

The Artist da Vinci

Jun 11

Session Fee Session 1 (Jun 3-28): $510 & Dates: Mini Session (Jul 1-5, excluding July 4): $102 Session 2 (Jul 8-Aug 2): $510 Trips, activity fees, snacks and lunch included. Sign up for one, two or all three!

Simple Machines

Jun 5

The Inventor da Vinci

Jun 12

Time:

7:30am-5:30pm

Learning from the Stars

Jun 6

The Astronomer da Vinci

Jun 13

Deadline:

Registration packet due Apr 26

Awesome Astronomy

Jun 7

Time Travelers: 2019!

Jun 14

Location:

Wefald Pavilion, City Park

Limits:

160 each for Sessions 1 & 2; 70 for Mini Session

Ages:

K-7 (must have completed kindergarten)

WEEK THEME: Summer Celebrations

WEEK THEME: Summer Celebrations

Everyday Science!

Jul 1

Survivors

Jul 8

Little Apple Day

Jul 2

National Cow Day

Jul 9

Celebrating America

Jul 3

Bee Bash

Jul 10

NO CAMP - HOLIDAY

Jul 4

Fun in the Sun: Water Day!

Jul 11

Splishin’ & Splashin’

Jul 5

Summer Sports Party

Jul 12

WEEK THEME: Prairie Keepers

WEEK THEME: Prairie Keepers (Field Trips)

SWIMMING LESSONS FOR DAY CAMP PARTICIPANTS Activity #:

210112-1919 (Session 1) 210112-2019 (Session 2) 210112-2119 (Session 3)

Fee:

$40/session

Time:

9:00-9:30am

Dates:

Session 1: 6/10-6/20 Session 2: 7/1-7/11 Session 3: 7/15-7/25

Great Grasses

Jul 29

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Aug 5

Bug Catchers

Jul 30

Insect Inspection

Aug 6

Prairie Waters

Jul 31

Historic Lawrence

Aug 7

Flint Hills Flowers

Aug 1

Old Prairie Town

Aug 8

Location:

City Waterpark

Traveling through the Prairie

Aug 2

Outdoor Adventure Day

Aug 9

Ages:

5+ (enrolled in Little Apple Day Camp)

SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMY & YOUTH MUSICAL is an all NEW collaborative full-day theater camp program with Manhattan Parks & Rec and the K-State School of Music, Theater, & Dance! Morning theater classes are taught by K-State faculty, staff and students; afternoons include rehearsals and participation in all aspects of theater production. This theater academy is centered on the creativity of the participants! Participants in the second session will audition to take part in the live theater performance.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES TALLGRASS TALES

PRAIRIE DOG PRESCHOOL

FREE

Tallgrass Tales is a unique program that uses storytelling to connect the youngest residents of our community to the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. Each session is the first Friday of the month and features a different story supported by themed programming. Registration not required.

Help your child explore the natural world. Animal-themed classes will include a craft, animal visitor, and Zoo tour. Classes go outside; dress accordingly. Preregistration required. Parents/guardians required to attend class with youth.

KINDERCUBS Children explore Sunset Zoo through games, guided experiences with live animals and crafts. Classes go outside every session; dress accordingly. Preregistration required. Activity #:

280540

Activity #:

280440

Limits:

Minimum, 3; maximum, 12

Limits:

Minimum, 3; maximum, 10

Fee:

FREE

Fee:

$7/FOSZ member; $8/non-member

Fee:

$7/FOSZ member; $8/non-member

Time:

First Fri of the month, 10:30-11:00am

Time:

Sat, 9:30-10:45am

Time:

Sat, 9:30-10:45am

Location:

Location:

Sunset Zoo

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Location:

Sunset Zoo

Ages:

Ages:

3-5

2-6

Ages:

2-3 with an adult

Endangered Animal

Jun 8

A Tallgrass Alphabet

May 3

Saving Species

Jun 8

Animal Moves

Jun 15

Daisy the Donut Fairy

Jun 7

Moving & Grooving

Jun 15

Into the Soil

Jun 22

Me on the Map

Jul 5

Under the Ground

Jun 22

Totally Toads

Jun 29

Harold & the Purple Crayon

Aug 2

Friends with Frogs

Jun 29

Turtle vs Tortoise

Jul 13

Super Shells

Jul 13

Staying Cool

Jul 20

Sizzling Summer

Jul 20

PRESCHOOLERS IN THE FLINT HILLS ZOOFARI TAILS STORYTIME

FREE

Slither into reading with the Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Public Library every fourth Friday of the month. Each month features a different animal story and unique animal artifacts. Some storytimes feature live animals or a craft! This is a free program and preregistration is not required.

Children begin to discover the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack, and themed craft or activity. Preregistration required. Two duplicate sessions offered per day. Activity #:

250740

Limits:

Minimum 5, maximum 12

Fee:

$7/FHDC member; $9/non-member

Fee:

FREE

Time:

Tues, 10:30-11:30am

Time:

4th Fri of the month, 10:00-10:30am

Location:

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Location:

Apr 26: Manhattan Public Library May 24: Sunset Zoo Jun 28: Manhattan Public Library Jul 26: Manhattan Public Library Aug 23: Sunset Zoo

Ages:

3-5

Ages:

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All Ages!

Animals of Myths

May 7

Maize Days

May 21

Garden Party

Jun 18

Airplane Pilots

Jul 16

Slime Time

Aug 20


MHKPRD.COM/REGISTER

AGES 2-6

Pre-Ballet

TALL

& Small

ART

Start your little one’s artistic career off with this great class! Children learn the basics of art while enjoying quality family time! Activity #:

210330-17 (session 1) 210330-18 (session 2)

Fee:

$25 per session

Time:

6:00-7:00pm

Dates:

Session 1: 6/3-6/24 Session 2: 7/8-7/29

Location:

Community House Art Classroom

Ages:

3-5 with an adult

Pre-Ballet introduces students to basic ballet. Ballet shoes required. Activity #:

210132-01 & 02

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Fee:

$50

Time:

6:30-7:15pm

Dates:

Tues or Thurs, 6/4-7/25

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Ages:

3-4

On Exhibit

BAND SCHEDULE PLACEHOLDER

May 25 - September 8 Dream with DaVinci was created by the Curious Kids’ Museum

315 S. 3rd St. | MANHATTAN, KS 66502 FLINTHILLSDISCOVERY.ORG

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YOUTH DANCE & MUSIC

AGES 5-8/K-12TH

BEGINNING BALLET

DANCE SQUAD

Beginning Ballet places emphasis on technique, barre work, and choreography, as well as ballet vocabulary. Students will develop and improve their poise, flexibility, grace, self-discipline, and posture. Ballet slippers are required.

Dance Squad class incorporates various dance styles (hip hop, jazz, contemporary) with pom-pom, and cheer. Wear tennis shoes. Activity #:

210132-05

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Activity #:

210132-03/ 07

Fee:

$60

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Time:

7:30-8:15pm

Fee:

$50

Dates:

Mon, 6/3-7/22

Time:

7:30-8:15pm or 6:30-7:15pm

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Dates:

Tues or Wed, 6/4-7/24

Ages:

5-8

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Ages:

5-8

BEGINNING HIP HOP BEGINNING TAP Beginning Tap introduces students to basic steps of tap. Wear tap shoes.

Beginning Hip Hop introduces students to the basic concepts, techniques, and choreography of hip hop dance and culture.

Activity #:

210133

Session Fee, Dates & Times:

Session 1: $270, 6/3-6/21, 8:30am4:30pm Session 2: $325, 6/24-7/3, 7/8-19, 8:30am-4:30pm; 7/18-7/20, 6:00-8:30pm Session 1 & 2: $595, above dates & times Early Care: 7:30-8:30am, $10/week After Care: 4:30-5:30pm, $10/week

Activity #:

210132-06

Activity #:

210132-04

Performance: 7/18, 19 & 20, 7:00pm, $5 tickets

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Auditions:

First week of Session 2

Fee:

$50

Fee:

$50

Deadline:

4/26

Time:

7:30-8:15pm

Time:

6:30-7:15pm

Location:

Dates:

Thurs, 6/6-7/25

Dates:

Mon, 6/3-7/22

Nichols Hall, Purple Masque Theater on K-State Campus

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Limits:

120

Ages:

5-8

Ages:

5-8

Ages:

K-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

READING ACROSS KANSAS FREE remedial and enrichment work in reading and languge arts for students leaving K-6th grade.

FREE remedial and enrichment work in math skills and concepts for students K-8th grade.

Limited to 24 students with teacher recommendation.

Limited to 24 students with teacher recommendation.

July 8-25, 1:00-4:00pm, Mon, Tues, & Thurs Questions? rcullers1@cox.net or 785-539-6736 / 17

MATH ACROSS MANHATTAN

July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 1:00-4:00pm, Wed Questions? rcullers1@cox.net or 785-539-6736


YOUTH ART 2D ART Learn several 2-dimensional art forms such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. Materials provided!

K-12TH GRADE TEAM POTTERY

COLLAGE

Work together as a team with your older kiddos to create unique and creative pieces using basic pottery techniques!

We will be using mixed media, magazines, and decoupage to create interesting and unique artwork. Activity #:

210330-09 (session 1) 210330-10 (session 2)

7:00-8:00pm

Fee:

$25 per session

Dates:

Session1: Mon, 6/3-7/29 Session 2: Wed, 6/5-7/31

Time:

11:00am-12:00pm

Dates:

Location:

Community House Pottery Studio

Session 1: Thurs, 6/6-6/27 Session 2: Thurs, 7/11-8/1

Ages:

6+

Location:

Community House Art Classroom

Ages:

8-17

210330-01/02/03 (Session 1) 210330-04/05/06 (Session 2)

Activity #:

210330-30

Fee:

$50 per session

Fee:

$25/session

Time:

Time:

Ages 5-6: 10:30-11:30am Ages 7-9: 1:00-2:00pm Ages 10-17: 2:00-3:00pm

Dates:

Session 1: Mon, 6/3-6/24 Session 2: Mon, 7/8-7/29

Location:

Community House - Art Classroom

Ages:

5-17

Activity #:

PRINTMAKING

3D ART

Learn to create stamps, reliefs, lino cuts and other prints for use in artwork. Materials provided.

Learn techniques such as paper mache, clay and assemblage while forming 3-dimensional art. Materials provided. Activity #:

210330-07 (session 1) 210330-08 (session 2)

Fee:

$25 per session

Time:

9:30-10:45am

Dates:

Session 1: Thurs, 6/6-6/27 Session 2: Thurs, 7/11-8/1

Location:

Community House Art Classroom

Ages:

8-17

PAINTING Learn basic painting techniques using water-based media. Materials provided.

YOUTH POTTERY

Activity #:

210330-19 thru 23 (Session 1) 210330-24 thru 28 (Session 2)

Fee:

$25/session

Time:

Ages 7-9: Tues, 9:30-10:30am Ages 7-9: Tues, 11:00am-12:00pm Ages 7-17: Wed, 6:00-7:00pm Ages: 10-17: Wed, 10:30am12:00pm Ages 10-17: Thurs, 1:30-3:00pm

210330-13 (session 1) 210330-14 (session 2)

Fee:

$25 per session

Time:

1:30-2:30pm

Dates:

Session 1: Wed, 6/5-6/26 Session 2: Wed, 7/10-7/31

Dates:

Location:

Community House Art Classroom

Location:

10-17

210330-15 (session 1) 210330-16 (session 2)

Fee:

$25 per session

Time:

2:30-3:30pm

Dates:

Session 1: Tues, 6/4-6/25 Session 2: Tues, 7/9-7/30

Location:

Community House Art Classroom

Ages:

8-17

Learn basic hand-building techniques as well as glazing your clay art to take home.

Activity #:

Ages:

Activity #:

Ages:

JEWELRY Make cool jewelry with beads, macramĂŠ, and wire. Materials provided. Activity #:

210330-11 (session 1) 210330-12 (session 2)

Fee:

$25 per session

Time:

1:30-2:30pm

Session 1: 6/4-6/27 Session 2: 7/9-8/1

Dates:

Session 1: Tues, 6/4-6/25 Session 2: Tues, 7/9-7/30

Community House Pottery Studio

Location:

Community House Art Classroom

7-17

Ages:

8-17

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YOUTH SPORTS & CLINICS FALL TINY TUMBLERS

MICRO SOCCER

CHEERLEADING

Tiny Tumblers is an introductory gymnastics class taught on Saturdays by certified instructor Tiffany Cook.

An hour of fun practices, games, and friendly competition. Learn the game, make friends and practice skills.

Squads practice and cheer at the Flag Football games. Games begin September 9th.

210139

Activity #:

310102

Deadline:

5/12

Deadline:

8/11

$40

Fee:

$45

Fee:

$40

Time:

1:00-4:45pm by age group

Time:

Time:

6:00-8:30pm

Dates:

9/22-10/13

M/W or Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm, 6-7y M/W or Tu/Th 6:45-7:45pm, 4-5y

Dates:

9/9-11/4

Location:

Community House

Dates:

5/29-6/19

Location:

Wilson Field, Cico & Anneberg Parks

Ages:

Pre K-1st

Location:

Anneberg Park

Grades:

1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th

Ages:

4-7

Activity #:

310533

Activity #:

Deadline:

9/18

Fee:

HOMESCHOOL PE Homeschool PE is a 10-week organized program on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Most classes take place in the Peace Memorial City Auditorium; some are held off-site. Activity #:

310137

Deadline:

9/10

Fee:

$50

Time:

2:00-3:00pm

Dates:

9/10-11/14

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Ages:

5-14

LITTLE VOLLEY ACADEMY One week basic skills clinic taught by former Virginia Tech volleyball player, Annie Cook. Knee pads recommended!

FALL SOCCER Fall soccer encourages young children to be active while developing basic soccer skills. Games are played Monday through Thursday evenings at varying local parks. Games begins September 9th. Shin guards required!

Bump, set, spike! Learn to serve the ball, proper footwork, and how to bump/ set/spike! Games are played Sunday afternoons at MHS West Campus. Games begin September 15th. Knee pads required! Activity #:

310152

Activity #:

310140

Deadline:

8/11

Deadline:

8/11

Fee:

$40

Fee:

$40

Time:

1:00-6:00pm

Time:

6:00-9:00pm

Dates:

9/15-11/4

Dates:

9/9-11/1

Location:

MHS West Campus

Location:

Cico, Anneberg & Griffith Parks

Grades:

4th-6th

Grades:

K, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/7th

TENNIS CLINIC A great way for children to receive an introduction or continue tennis skill development through USTA Quick Start Tennis. Instructed by Body First.

Activity #:

210146

Deadline:

7/21

Fee:

$50

Time:

9:00-10:30am, K-2nd Grade 10:30am-noon, 3rd-5th Grade

Activity #:

210107

Deadline:

6/2

Dates:

7/22-7/25

Fee:

$35-55

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Time:

Ages:

Kindergarten-5th

4-5y: Tues/Thurs, 8:30-9:00am 6-8y: Tues/Thurs, 9:00-10:00am 9-10y: Tues/Thurs, 10:00-11:00am 11-18y: Mon/Wed, 9:00-10:00am

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FALL VOLLEYBALL

Dates:

6/3-6/27

Location:

City Park Tennis Courts

Ages:

4-18

FLINT HILLS SUMMER VOLLEYBALL Flint Hills Summer Volleyball is a youth league for girls in grades 7-12 of the 2019-20 school year. Matches are played Tuesdays and Wednesdays; each team plays two matches/week over four weeks followed by single elimination bracket play. Contact buchanan@cityofmhk. com or 785-587-2755 for questions. Registration is by team only! Activity #:

210153

Deadline:

4/28

Fee:

$400

Time:

6:00-10:00pm

Dates:

6/4-7/10

Location:

KSU Rec Complex

Grades:

Girls, 7th-12th


MHKPRD.COM/REGISTER CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMPS Visit challengersports.com for more information, mhkprd.com. Week 1

Tiny Tikes: ages 3-5, 8:15-9:15am Half-Day: ages 5-14, 9:30am12:30pm Full Day: ages 7-14, 9:30am4:00pm

Week 2:

Tiny Tikes: age 3, 9:00-10:00am Tiny Tikes: age 4, 10:00-11:00am Tiny TIkes: age 5, 11:00am-noon Half-Day: ages 5-14, 5:00-8:00pm Goalie Training: ages 8-18, 5:308:30pm

Fee:

$90-175

Dates:

Week 1: 5/28-6/2 Week 2: 7/15-7/19

Location:

Anneberg Park

Ages:

3-14

SOFTBALL BASEBALL T-BALL

Last day to Register:

AGES 3-18

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL Love the game of football? You’ll learn the basic skills of the game including offense, defense, ball handling, and basic plays. Games played weeknights and Sundays at Cico and Anneberg Parks. Games begins September 9th. Mouthpieces strongly suggested! 310155

Deadline:

8/11

Activity #:

210143-06

Fee:

$40

Deadline:

6/16

Time:

TBD

Fee:

$40

Dates:

9/9-10/27

Time:

6:00-10:00pm

Location:

Cico, Anneberg, & City Parks

Dates:

7/9-7/25

Grades:

1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th

Location:

TBD

Grades:

9th-12th Grade

Coaches Spotlight

MHS SPORTS CAMPS Learn the fundamentals during these four-day camps. Fee: $50 each camp. Locations to be determined. 310151-01: Boys Basketball Camp

Deadline:

6/16

Time/Day:

TBD

Grades:

3rd-6th

Activity #:

310151-02/03: Girls Basketball Camp

Deadline:

6/16

Time/Day:

TBD

Grades:

3rd-5th, 6th-7th

Activity #:

310152: Volleyball Camp

Deadline:

5/26

Time/Day:

TBD

Grades:

2nd-5th

New program offered to freshmanseniors during the 2018-19 school year. Register individually and MPRD will form rosters; coaches needed to help with organization of team and communication with other parents and MPRD staff. Teams play every Tuesday & Thursday for a total of six games.

Activity #:

April 14th!

Activity #:

HIGHSCHOOL COREC SOFTBALL

Manhattan native, M.L. Latimore, is MPRD’s summer spotlight coach. For the last three years, Mr. Latimore has coached five different youth sports - baseball, t-ball, basketball, soccer, and flag football. Thank you, M.L., for all you do for the Manhattan Parks & Recreation Department, and for the youth in our city!

YOUTH BASKETBALL Register NOW for the 2020 season! Participants concentrate on the basics of the game. Practice Saturday and Monday. Games played on Sunday; 7th/8th play Monday. Activity #:

310148

Deadline:

11/3

Fee:

$40

Time:

1:00-9:00pm by age group

Dates:

1/12/20-3/2/20

Location:

City Auditorium, Anthony & Eisenhower Middle Schools

Grades:

3rd-8th Grade

WILDCAT BASKETBALL Register NOW for the 2019-2020 season! Team registration with games played on Sunday afternoons. Eight games will be played per team. Activity #:

310149

Deadline:

10/13

Fee:

$310

Time:

1:00-8:00pm

Dates:

1/12/20-3/2/20

Location:

City Auditorium, MHS-E, MHS-W

Grades:

3rd-6th Grade

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ADULT ACTIVITIES

MHKPRD.COM/REGISTER

TALLGRASS TOUR BUS Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center as we embark on day trips to exciting locations in central Kansas. This summer we get VIP access to see three hidden worlds in our own backyard! Trip fees include transportation. Activity #250540. Trip:

Secrets of Tuttle Creek: Get behind the scenes access to Tuttle Creek dam, tower, and spillway from the Army Corps of Engineers!

WOLF SPIDER NIGHT WALK See and handle real spiders, then head out on a night walk with a headlamp to find, catch, and release wolf spiders. Creepy, crawly fun for the entire family! Two dates available; preregistration is required.

Fee:

$20/FHDC member; $25/non-member

Time:

8:00am-1:00pm

Dates:

Jun 1; preregister by May 31

Location:

Meet at Flint Hills Discovery Center, travel to Tuttle Creek

Ages:

8+ only! Certain restrictions apply; see website for details

Fee:

$3/FHDC members; $4/non-members

Time:

8:30-10:30pm

Secrets of Manhattan: See how Manhattan works with behind the scenes tours of the MHK Airport and water treatment facilities.

Date:

6/7 & 6/8

Location:

Fairmont Park

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Trip:

Fee:

$20/FHDC member; $25/non-member

Time:

8:00am-1:30pm

Dates:

Jun 22; preregister by Jun 21

Location:

Meet at Flint Hills Discovery Center

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Trip:

Secrets of Energy: Get a behind the scenes tour with Jeffrey Energy Center and K-State Nuclear Reactor.

Fee:

$20/FHDC member; $25/non-member

Time:

8:00am-1:30pm

Dates:

Aug 10; preregister by Aug 8

Location:

Meet at Flint Hills Discovery Center

Ages:

8+ only! Certain restrictions apply; see website for details

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SCIENCE ON TAP

ADULT ARTS & POTTERY Learn pottery techniques like handbuilding and wheel-throwing with clay in addition to glazing the bisque pieces you make. Activity #:

220120

Fee:

$55

Times:

Tues, 6:00-8:30pm Wed, 1:00-3:30pm Thurs, 6:00-8:30pm

Dates:

6/4-8/1

Location:

Community House Pottery Studio

Ages:

15+

WALK AND TALK FREE

Enjoy science in a fun and engaging way with this free, interactive program presented by Sunset Zoo at Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tallgrass Tap House. Program starts at 7pm; arrive early to grab dinner and drinks. This event is part of Sunset Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Behind the Science initiative.

Spring Birding with Ted Cable. Explore the avian side of the Flint Hills during this exciting spring birding outing. Enjoy a hike, a presentation, and natural wildlife viewing while deepening your understanding of the ecosystem. Activity #:

150340

Fee:

$3/FHDC members; $4/non-members

Fee:

FREE!

Time:

Begins at 7:00pm

Time:

8:00-10:00am

Date:

9/18

Date:

5/4

Location:

Tallgrass Tap House

Location:

Off-site field location

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Ages:

All ages; youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult


ADULT SPORTS

MHKPRD.COM/REGISTER CO-REC FALL SOFTBALL

6-ON-6 SOCCER

WOMEN’S FALL PICKLEBALL

Activity #:

320111

Activity #:

320117

Deadline:

7/28

Deadline:

8/25

Fee:

$200/team

Fee:

$45/team

Dates:

8/18-10/6, Sun

Dates:

9/12-10/3

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

CO-REC FALL SAND VOLLEYBALL

CO-REC WINTER/SPRING VOLLEYBALL

Activity #:

220114

Activity #:

320112

Activity #:

320113

Deadline:

5/26

Deadline:

8/4

Deadline:

10/6

Fee:

$425/team

Fee:

$50/team

Fee:

$220/team

Dates:

6/17-8/1, Mon-Thurs

Dates:

8/18-10/3, Sun-Thurs

Dates:

11/3-1/30/20, Sun-Thurs

Location:

Anneberg Soccer Complex

Location:

City Park Sand Volleyball Courts

Location:

Community House/City Auditorium

MEN’S FALL WEEKLY SOFTBALL

WOMEN’S FALL VOLLEYBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Activity #:

320111

Activity #:

320112

Activity #:

320110

Deadline:

7/28

Deadline:

8/4

Deadline:

10/6

Fee:

$200/team

Fee:

$220/team

Fee:

$485/team

Dates:

8/19-10/10, Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs

Dates:

8/25-10/17, Sun-Thurs

Dates:

10/27-1/30/20

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Community House/City Auditorium

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

WOMEN’S FALL SOFTBALL

CO-REC FALL KICKBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Activity #:

320111

Activity #:

320118

Activity #:

320110

Deadline:

7/28

Deadline:

8/18

Deadline:

10/26 $330/team

Fee:

$145/team

Fee:

$175/team

Fee:

Dates:

9/3-10/1, Tues

Dates:

9/11-10/24, Wed & Thurs

Dates:

11/11-1/24/20

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

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DOUGLASS CENTER

ADULTS & YOUTH

Fitness & Physical Activity A great way to get active! At the Douglass Center, we have a little bit of everything: strength training, dance fitness, and mind/body yoga classes. Personal training available. Call 785-587-2773 or visit the Douglass Center at 900 Yuma Street for more information.

PICKLEBALL Weekdays, 9:00-11:00am

FITNESS AREA Weekdays, 4:00-7:00pm $10 monthly fee; free for 60+

TOTAL BODY STRONG A total body workout class using your own body weight and a variety of equipment every week. Attend consistently to improve your strength and your endurance! Activity #:

223002-01

Fee:

$15/session, $4/drop-in

Time:

5:30-6:30pm

Dates:

6/3-7/22, Mon

Location:

Douglass Center Gym

BASKETBALL OPEN GYM BEGINNING MAY 28!

ZUMBA A dance fitness party with fun choreography and a contagious blend of Latino and International rhythms! Activity #:

223002-02

Fee:

$15/session, $4/drop-in

Time:

5:30-6:30pm

Dates:

6/4-7/23, Tues

Location:

Douglass Center Gym

YOGA FLOW Find a connection with your breath and movement using various postures to strengthen and stretch your body and refocus your mind.

Monday - Wednesday 1:00-5:00pm Thursday - Friday 1:00-7:00pm Saturday 12:00-4:00pm Sunday Closed PERSONAL TRAINING One-on-one training with a certified trainer to help reach your fitness goals. For more info contact Mitzie Rojas rojas@cityofmhk.com or call 785-5872773.

Activity #:

223002-03

Fee:

$15/session, $4/drop-in

Activity #:

223002-04 & 05

Time:

5:30-6:30pm

Fee:

$75 initial, $12 one-on-one

Dates:

6/5-7/24, Wed

Time:

6:00am-9:00pm

Location:

Douglass Center Gym

Location:

Douglass Recreation Center


LIFELONG RECREATION

50+

We offer a variety of activities for persons 50 years of age and older. Younger spouses are welcome to join. Adult-age children may accompany a parent on a space-available basis. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive a copy of the schedule, please call 785-587-2754. All mail-in registrations are processed in the order they are received from the post office. Be sure to sign up and join in on the fun. Register online using Activity #: 230123

WALKING LIMIT

DATE

TIME

FEE

New Theater Restaurant : The Buddy Holly Story

1

May 5

8:30am-5:00pm

$60

Silver Flyer Railbus & Russel Stover

2

May 29

11:30am-5:00pm

$65

K-State Stadium Tour

3

Jul 13

9:30am-1:00pm

$20

New Theater Restaurant: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

1

Jul 21

8:30am-5:00pm

$60

Harvey House Lunch & Topeka Capitol Tour

3

Aug 9

9:00am-6:00pm

$35

Royals & Legends Overnight Trip - Kansas City

3

Aug 17/18

7:30am-5:00pm

$180

TRIP

Walking limit key

1=to and from bus

2=moderate walking

3=majority of trip is walking

INDOOR WALKING

AFTERNOON PICKLEBALL

The Arthritis Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exercise program is walking and movement that can reduce pain and improve overall health.

A fun sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy. Great for all skill levels!

FITNESS WITH ENELL Fitness and flexibility training program for older adults wanting to achieve a better quality of life through responsible, pain-free movement.

Activity #:

230123-02

Activity #:

230123-03

Activity #:

230123-01

Deadline:

7/5

Deadline:

5/17

Deadline:

7/5

Fee:

$5

Fee:

FREE

Fee:

$42

Time:

9:00-10:00am, weekdays

Time:

2:00-4:00pm, Mon, Wed, & Fri

Time:

8:30-9:30am, Mon, Wed, & Fri

Dates:

3/25-5/17

Dates:

Year-Round!

Dates:

4/15-7/5

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Location:

Riley Co. Senior Service Center

Manhattan Municipal Band 99th Season Schedule May 27 at 9:30am at Sunset Cemetery

May 27 at 7:30pm June 4 at 7:30pm June 11 at 7:30pm June 18 at 7:30pm

June 25 at 7:30pm July 2 at 7:30pm July 4 at 6:30pm July 9 at 7:30pm July 16 at 7:30pm

All performances take place at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park, unless otherwise stated.

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SPECIAL POPULATIONS

YOUTH & ADULTS

We offer an extensive program for our special needs populations! The registration form for all Special Communities programming is available at MHKPRD.com or at the Parks and Recreation office. Inquire about our Special Communities Activity Guide to receive more information on monthly special events. Questions? Contact zachary.bayless@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-2766. Register online with activity #240124 (adults) and #240125 (youth).

COOKING CLASS

GARDENING CLASS

ARTS & CRAFTS

Cooking classes are hands-on and teach skills in basic preparation of healthy, budget friendly recipes. Each month recipes will follow a theme!

The goal for the 2019 gardening season? To spend as much time outside as we can! Weekly enrollment available on Saturday.

Weekly, we offer craft choices, a coloring table, and a specialty arts table. Specialty arts include yarn art, ceramics/pottery, water color painting, and sewing.

Fee:

$7.50/class

Fee:

$1/class

Fee:

$7.50/class

Time:

3:45-4:45pm

Time:

9:00-10:00am

Time:

4:30-5:30pm

Date:

6/3-7/29, Mon

Date:

6/8-8/3, Sat

Date:

6/6-8/1, Thurs

Location:

Hy-Vee

Location:

Community Gardens

Location:

1101 Fremont Street

ADAPTIVE DANCE We are excited to partner with No Stone Unturned to offer this exciting, new program! The goal of this class is to provide children with a wide range of special needs the means to express themselves through dance while improving gross motor skills, social interactions, sensory regulation, and visual/auditory processing. This class is for all skill and mobility levels; dances are designed for each childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skill.

FRIDAY FUN NIGHT

BOWLING BLAST Join in the bowling fun with family and friends every Tuesday!

FREE FOR ALL AGES!

We will offer gym sports, Uno games, puzzles, coloring, and line dancing. You can also sit, relax and visit with friends.

Fee:

$45/semester

Fee:

FREE for adults and youth!

Time:

4:00-5:00pm

Time:

4:30-5:30pm

Date:

6/4-7/30, Tues

Date:

6/7-8/2, Fri

Location:

K-State Student Union Bowling Alley

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

$15! Fee:

$75

Time:

TBD

Dates:

Ages 4-6: 6/4-7/30 Ages 7-10: 6/6-8/1

Location:

Roundhouse

Ages:

4-6 and 7-10

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Putt-Putt Mini Golf

Beach Party!

Summer Picnic

June 15

July 20

August 3

9:00-10:00am

7:00-9:00pm

5:00-6:30pm

Wildcat Creek

City Park - Shelter 1

Blue Earth Plaza

Register by June 12

Register by July 20

Register by August 1


VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS at JUNIOR CAMP LEADER AGES 13-16

Want real world experience to add to your resume? Junior camp leaders will train side-by-side with our summer education staff. They will learn valuable leadership, communication, and teamwork skills assisting in themed summer camp and special event programming. Youth and parents must attend a required April orientation session before applying. Training is the last week of May and youth serve June through August. $50 registration fee applies to accepted applicants. More info online at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/volunteer Mandatory orientation takes place April 6th, from 1:00-2:00pm at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

WE NEED YOU! AGES 16+

Be a part of Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 attraction! Volunteers help with all aspects of the Discovery Center from education programs to special events to exhibit install and more! Learn valuable skills working with young and old in our interactive Prairie Playscape. Interpret the resources that make our region unique. Earn service hours and give back to your community. Enroll online at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/volunteer

Street Tree PETPOOLOOZA Planting Program AUGUST11 1PMTO5PM

CITYPARKWATERPARK

Submit your application to be considered for a tree to be planted in the city right-of-way on your property. Applications are considered on a number of factors. For details and the online application, please visit:

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ANIMAL SHELTER

Open House!

Join the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter on April 20th, from 1:00-5:00pm for an afternoon of furry friends! Go behind the scenes, check out our facility, and meet the staff. Enjoy refreshments, and say hello to our adoptable pets!


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Manhattan Parks and Recreation would like to offer our deepest appreciation to the businesses you see below. Their financial investment in our Special Events programs makes what we do for our community possible. Thank you to our 2018 sponsors! If your company or organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities with MHKPRD, please contact 785-587-2757.

Academy Sports - Action Pact - A.J.’s Pizza - Anderson Knight Architects - Ballard’s Screen Printing - Bank of the Flint Hills Bluestem Bistro - Body First - Civic Plus - Commerce Bank - Cox Bros. BBQ - De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling Dick’s Sporting Goods - ESB Financial - The EyeDoctors - Finn’s Pub - First Command - Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Friends of Tuttle Creek - Gillum Group - Greater Manhattan Community Foundation - Hampton by Hilton Hayden-Kohlmeier Orthodontics - Hearing Doctors - Howie’s Recycling - Hy-Vee - Jeff Moore Photography Kansas Forest Service - Kansas State University Physical Activity & Nutrition Clinic Research Consortium KSU Rec Services - KXBZ 104.7 - Little Apple Optimist Club - Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Manhattan Cross Country Club - Manhattan Fire Dept. - Manhattan Marlins - Manhattan Running Company Meritrust Credit Union - Nichols Chiropractic - No Stone Unturned - Riley County EMS - Riley County Police Dept. Rotary Club - SMH Consultants - State Farm/Josh Salman - The Pathfinder Thrivant Financial - Tuttle Creek State Park - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers United Way - Varsity Donuts - Visit Manhattan Water’s True Value - Westside Market Westview Community Church Wildcat Fitness & Fun

ARTS PARK

JULY 5

IN THE

at Larry Norvell Bandshell in Manhattan City Park

JUNE 21 TONIC SOL-FA

JULY 12

JUNE 14

7:30pm

JUNE 7

ARTRAGEOUS JAHVELLE RHONE DONALD HAYES

JUNE 28

Celebration of Freedom! June 14 - 15 in City Park

KELLEY HUNT

JULY 19

G.B. LEIGHTON

MIKEY NEEDLEMAN FREE! Every Friday night at 8pm! Summer 2019

AARON LEE MARTIN

JULY 26

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY


FALL PREVIEW WINTER Ice Skating Adventure Camps Glow Paddle Punt, Pass, Kick Red Cedar Holiday Harvest First Day Hike Youth Winter Sports & Clinics Adult Sports Tournaments ATV Excursions Hot Shot Basketball Gym Buddies New exhibits And much MORE!

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