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ACTIVITY GUIDE Manhattan, Kansas


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

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 COMMUNITY RECREATION

900 Yuma St. 785-587-2773 /DouglassCenterMHK

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 800-7663777). 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.

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 12 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. 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


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EVENTS CALENDAR Join Manhattan Parks & Recreation for special events and activities. Fun for all ages!

ICE SKATING Spend the fall and winter months at Manhattan’s indoor skating rink. Check out our lessons, rentals, and special events.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES Music, dance, art, special activities, sports, and camps galore! We offer a wide variety of activities for our youth.

ADULT ACTIVITIES Enroll in one of our classes, sign-up for a team sport, or get fit - check out the NEW indoor recreation facilites construction. See what we have for our 50+ community with Lifelong Recreation.

SPECIAL COMMUNITIES We offer an extensive program for our special needs community. Special events, bowling, crafts, cooking, and tons of fun!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Make a difference in your community today! We have many different opportunities for adults and youth.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES Check out the new Manhattan Parks & Recreation initiative.

ANIMAL SHELTER Adopt a furry friend, license your pets, or volunteer!

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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 9 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 Family Adventure Passport with a BBQ in City Park! Manhattan Parks & Recreation and Fort Riley Outdoor Rec are partnering to bring this fabulous event together for those who participated in the passport. Bring your ticket to be entered in the grand prize drawing.

GRANDPARENTS & ANIMAL ENRICHMENT DAY

9:30am-5:00pm September 8 Sunset Zoo Special admission for grandparents with family-friendly activities from noon to 4:00pm. Enrichment Day: Learn how zoo 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 13 for details!

WALK & TALK: AUTUMN WILDFLOWERS

8:00-10:00am September 21 Flint Hills Discovery Center Explore the Konza Prairie Nature Trail with bison herd manager Jeff Taylor and find the wildflowers that brighten the prairie in the fall. See page 13 for details!

BODY FIRST SCHOOL FITNESS CHALLENGE

9:00am September 21 Anneberg Park The Body First School Fitness Challenge provides financial support to K-8 schools in Manhattan and the surrounding area for fitness-related activities or equipment. Register through your child’s school in the fall. Check the mhkprd.com website or your school for more information.

TALLGRASS TOUR BUS: EXPLORING EMPORIA

8:00am-5:00pm September 21 Flint Hills Discovery Center Experience the “Front Porch of the Flint Hills” as we travel to Emporia in Lyon County. See page 13 for details!


ZOO IN YOU EXHIBIT OPENING

September 21 - January 12 Flint Hills Discovery Center Go microscopic as you explore the hidden world inside our bodies in this exciting hands-on exhibit.

ZOOFARI TAILS

FREE

SCIENCE ON TAP

FREE

7:00pm October 16 Tallgrass Tap House Enjoy science in a fun and engaging way with this free, interactive program. See page 13 for details!

ZOOFARI TAILS

FREE

10:00-10:30am September 27 Manhattan Public Library Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library. See page 9 for details!

10:00-10:30am October 25 Manhattan Public Library Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library. See page 9 for details!

TALLGRASS TOUR BUS: PLUMLEE BUFFALO RANCH

SPOOKTACULAR

8:30am-12:00pm September 28 Flint Hills Discovery Center Get up close to America’s National Mammal during a 2-hour guided tour of this working Bison ranch. See page 13 for details!

12:00-4:30pm October 26 & 27 Sunset Zoo Trick-or-treat amongst the animals at this annual, familyfriendly event! Visit five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations.

PUNT, PASS, KICK!

FREE

ZOO HOURS CHANGE

TALLGRASS TALES

FREE

6:00-8:30pm October 2 Anneberg Park - Turf Free football competition for grades 1-6. Register at the park on the day of the event. Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each grade division. Check the mhkprd.com website for event details. 10:30-11:00am October 4 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 9 for details!

LITTLE APPLE GLOW PADDLE

6:00-8:00pm October 12 River Pond Light up the pond in your canoe or kayak for this exciting evening event! Dress in your best costume, bring the entire family, and enjoy s’mores by the campfire. Boat rentals starting at $15.

12:00-5:00pm November 1 Sunset Zoo Enjoy the Zoo this winter with limited hours. $1 off general admission with donation of a food item during November and December.

TALLGRASS TALES

FREE

10:30-11:00am November 1 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 9 or details!

WALK & TALK: FALL BIRDS WITH CHUCK OTTE

8:00-10:00am November 2 Fairmont Park Join avian expert and Geary County Extension Agent, Chuck Otte, as he guides us in search of the birds of fall. See page 13 for details!

4-WHEEL AT THE FORT

10:00am-2:00pm October 12 Flint Hills Discovery Center Dive into human health with live performers, science demos, art activities, storytelling, and more!

TBD November 9 Meet at Parks & Rec Office Enjoy four wheeling with the Fort Riley Outdoor Adventure Team. Meet at Parks & Rec office, transportation to the Fort and back is included. $45 per person; must have previous ATV experience. 18+ only! See the mhkprd.com website for details.

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WEEK

SCIENCE SATURDAY

BODY SCIENCE SATURDAY

October 14 - 18 Sunset Zoo Sunset Zoo collaborates with the Kansas Science Communication Initiative to bring scientists and the public together for the third annual Science Communication Week. Workshops, activities, and more! Visit K-SCI’s website for the most up-to-date details.

1:00-3:00pm November 9 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.

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MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

FREE

12:00-5:00pm November 9 Sunset Zoo All guests receive free admission in honor of American soldiers and their families.

DANCE SHOWCASE

FREE

7:00pm November 9 Peace Memorial Auditorium Dance Showcase is a performance put on by all Parks and Recreation Dance classes from the Fall Season.

VETERAN’S APPRECIATION DAY

10:00am-5:00pm November 11 Flint Hills Discovery Center Join us as we celebrate veterans with free admission for active duty military members, veterans, their families, and gold-star families.

SCIENCE ON TAP

FREE

7:00pm November 13 Tallgrass Tap House Enjoy science in a fun and engaging way with this free, interactive program. See page 13 for details!

EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE PRAIRIE

FREE

6:30-7:30pm November 19 Flint Hills Discovery Center Explore the edible and medicinal plants of the tallgrass prairie at this informative lecture with Dr. Kelly Kindscher.

ZOOFARI TAILS

FREE

10:00-10:30am November 22 Manhattan Public Library Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library. See page 9 for details!

PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

TBD November 23 Peace Memorial Auditorium Join Manhattan Parks & Recreation for the 2nd Annual Peace Memorial Pickleball Tournament. Ages 18+. Check the mhkprd.com website for details!

TALLGRASS TALES

FREE

10:30-11:00am December 6 Flint Hills Discovery Center Unique stories connecting kids with the culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. See page 9 for details!

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

FREE

5:30-7:30pm December 6 Peace Memorial Auditorium The No Stone Unturned Holiday Extravaganza offers families holiday games, crafts/activities, and provides children with or without special needs a chance to talk with and take pictures with our “Sensitive Santa,” in a sensory-friendly environment.

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RED CEDAR HOLIDAY HARVEST

FREE

9:00-11:30am December 7 Schultz Park Take home a free tree for the holidays! Bring your own handsaw and rope to transport your tree; volunteers on site to help out. Fun for the entire family!

SCIENCE SATURDAY

1:00-3:00pm December 7 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.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

9:00am-12:00pm December 7 & 14 Flint Hills Discovery Center Bring your entire family to the annual Breakfast with Santa! There will be food, fun, and a chance to have your picture taken with Santa!

SCIENCE ON TAP

FREE

7:00pm December 11 Tallgrass Tap House Enjoy science in a fun and engaging way with this free, interactive program. See page 13 for details!

ZOOFARI TAILS

FREE

10:00-10:30am December 13 Manhattan Public Library Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library. See page 9 for details!

FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020

6:30-9:00pm December 31 Flint Hills Discovery Center Celebrate the New Year with food, music, games, and our amazing balloon drop!


& Coming September 21. Trillions of microbes live inside our bodies, and we wouldn’t be able to survive without each other! In Zoo in You, discover what our tiny companions are up to, how diverse they are, and their importance to our personal health. UNDERWRITTEN BY

IN COLLABORATION WITH SUPPORTED BY


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

AGES 6months-6

PRAIRIE DOG PRESCHOOL

PRESCHOOLERS IN THE FLINT HILLS

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.

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.

Activity #:

380340

Limits:

Minimum, 3; maximum, 12

Activity #:

380240

Activity #:

350740

Fee:

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

Limits:

Minimum, 3; maximum, 10

Limits:

Minimum, 5; maximum, 12

Time:

Sat, 9:30-10:45am

Fee:

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

Fee:

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

Location:

Sunset Zoo

Time:

Wed , 9:30-10:45am

Time:

Tues, 10:30-11:30am

Ages:

3-5

Location:

Sunset Zoo

Location:

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Ages:

2-3 with an adult

Ages:

3-5

Habitat Construction

Sept 7

Animals on the Go

Sept 14

Built Homes

Sept 4

That’s Me

Sep 3

Flight of the Monarch

Oct 5

Hop, Climb, Run

Sept 11

Fruity Fun

Sep 17

Oct 12

Monarch Migrations

Oct 2

Wiggly, Giggly Worms

Oct 1

Animals That Go Bump at Night

Nov 2

Hiding in Plain Sight

Oct 9

Spider Friends

Oct 15

Changing Colors

Nov 9

Creepy Crawlies

Oct 30

Wind Flyers

Nov 5

Colors of Fall

Nov 6

Making Things

Nov 19

Pajamarama

Dec 3

A Long Drive

Dec 17

Animal Camouflage

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 story times feature live animals or a craft! This is a free program and preregistration is not required.

TALLGRASS TALES

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. Fee:

FREE

Time:

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

Location:

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Ages:

2-6

A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds

Sept 6

Corn

Oct 4

Leaf Man

Nov 1

The Quilt Story

Dec 6

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GYM BUDDIES

Fee:

FREE

Gym Buddies is for young children and their caregivers to have a time and place set aside to promote play and involvement during the colder months when parks aren’t desirable. There will be toys and equipment that the children and caregivers can use.

Time:

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

Activity #:

310531-01

Location:

Sept 27: Manhattan Public Library Oct 25: Manhattan Public Library Nov 22: Manhattan Public Library Dec 13: Manhattan Public Library

Fee:

$35

Time:

10:30-11:30am

Dates:

10/7-12/13

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Ages:

6mo-6yrs

Ages:

All Ages!

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NIGH!T OUT

AGES

$ER1C0HILD P

5-13

Parents & Caregivers: Enjoy a night out the last Friday of each month, through October! Drop the kids at the Peace Memorial City Auditorium from 6-9pm. www.mhkprd.com/register

Peace Memorial City AuditoriumQuestions? from zachary.bayless@cityofmhk.com


YOUTH HUMANITIES PRE-BALLET Pre-Ballet introduces students to basic ballet. Ballet shoes required. Activity #:

310132-01/02

Fee:

$60

Time: Dates: Location: Ages:

AGES 3-17

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

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

310330-03/04

6:30-7:15pm

Activity #:

310132-05

Fee:

$80

Tues or Thurs, 9/10-11/9

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Time:

7:00-8:30pm

Roundhouse, City Park

Fee:

$60

Dates:

Mon or Wed, 9/9-12/4

3-4 with an adult

Time:

6:30-7:15pm

Location:

Community House

Dates:

Mon, 9/9-11/4

Ages:

6+

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Ages:

5-8

BEGINNING BALLET 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. Activity #:

310132-03/04

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Fee:

$60

Time:

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

Dates:

Tues or Wed, 9/10-11/6

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Ages:

5-8

Activity #:

310330-02

Fee:

$60

BEGINNING TAP

Time:

6:00-7:00pm

Beginning Tap introduces students to basic steps of tap. Tap shoes required.

Dates:

Wed, 9/11-12/4

Location:

Community House

Ages:

7-17

Activity #:

310132-07

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Fee:

$60

Time:

7:30-8:15pm

Dates:

Thurs, 9/12-11/6

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Ages:

5-8

BALLET This is an advanced class that follows pre-ballet and beginning ballet classes. This class provides advancement in emphasizing technique, barre work and choreography, as well as ballet vocabulary. Students will continue to develop and improve their poise, flexibility, grace, self-discipline, and posture. Ballet slippers equired.

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

DANCE SQUAD Dance Squad class incorporates various dance styles (hip hop, jazz, contemporary) with pom-pom, and cheer. Tennis shoes required.

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

310330-01

Fee:

$40

Time:

6:00-7:00pm

Dates:

Mon, 9/9-12/2

Location:

Community House

Ages:

7-17

YOUTH CHOIR No music background needed! Rehearse weekly to prepare for two performances over the semester.

Activity #:

310132-08

Activity #:

310132-06

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Limits:

Minimum, 4

Activity #:

310133

Fee:

$60

Fee:

$70

Fee:

$70

Time:

7:30-8:15pm

Time:

7:30-8:15pm

Time:

5:45-7:15pm

Dates:

Wed, 9/11-11/6

Dates:

Mon, 9/9-11/4

Dates:

Mon, 9/9-12/9 Train Depot Grades 4-8

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Location:

Roundhouse, City Park

Location:

Ages:

9-12

Ages:

5-8

Ages:

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YOUTH SPORTS YEARLY SCHEDULE

AGES 3-18/K-12TH

The Youth Sports program offers a wide variety of year-round team sports and specialty camps. Registration times vary throughout the year; some are open earlier or later to ensure maximum participation. For complete details, please visit the mhkprd.com website or register at mhkprd.com/register. Contact: logan.singhisen@cityofmhk.com

ACTIVITY #

PROGRAM NAME

SEASON DATES

110103 310148 110152 110137 310146

Youth Bowling Clinic City League Basketball Volleyball Clinic Session 1 Homeschool PE (Spring) Little Dribblers

Jan 7 - Feb 11 Jan 12 - Mar 1 Late Jan - Early Mar Mid Jan - Early Apr Feb 1 - Mar 14

110142 110140 110152 110143 110534 110533 110144 210139 210148 210107 210143 210145 210147 210151 210152 210146 310155 310152 310141 310102 310137 310533 310149 310142

Spring Break Spring Break Soccer Clinic City League Soccer (Spring) Late Mar-Early May Volleyball Clinic Session 2 Late Mar - Early May My First Soccer Apr Mini Racer Track & Field Clinic Apr Tiny Tumblers (Spring) Mid Apr - Mid May Wildcat League Baseball Late Apr - Late Jun Micro Soccer Late May - Late Jun My First T-Ball Jun Youth Tennis Clinic Jun City League Baseball Early Jun - Late Jul City League Softball Early Jun - Late Jul Optimist T-Ball Early Jun - Late Jul MHS Boys Basketball Camp Summer MHS Volleyball Camp Summer Little Volley Academy Summer Flag Football Sept 9 - Nov 3 Volleyball Sept 9 - Nov 3 City League Soccer (Fall) Sept 9 - Nov 3 Cheerleading Sept 9 - Nov 3 Homeschool PE (Fall) Sept 10 - Nov 14 Tiny Tumblers (Fall) Sept 22 - Oct 13 Wildcat League Basketball Dec 1 - Mar 1 My First Basketball Dec 7 - Jan 18

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REGISTRATION REGISTRATION OPENS CLOSES Oct Jan 6 Mar Nov 3 Jan Jan Oct Jan Aug Dec 15 Jan Oct Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Mar Mar Jan Jan Jan Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Aug

Mar Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Mar May May Jun Apr Apr Apr Varies Varies Varies Aug 11 Aug 11 Aug 11 Aug 11 Sept 10 Sept 18 Oct 13 Nov 24

50 40 40 50 40

AGES/ GRADES K-12th 3rd-6th 3rd-6th Ages 5-14 1st & 2nd

45 40 40 45 45 40 410-580 50 45 35-55 40 40 40 50 50 50 40 40 40 40 50 40 310 45

Ages 4-8 K-8th 3rd-6th Ages 3-5 Ages 4-7 Age 2-1st 9u-14u Ages 4-7 Ages 3-5 Ages 4-18 1st-8th 1st-8th Kindergarten 3rd-6th 2nd-5th K-5th 1st-6th 4th-6th K-8th 1st-6th Ages 5-14 Age 2-1st 3rd-6th Ages 3-5

COST $


YOUTH ADVENTURE CAMPS

K-6TH GRADE

FLINT HILLS DISCOVERY CENTER & SUNSET ZOO ADVENTURE CAMPS School-aged youth (K-6) can join us for a unique day camp offered when USD 383 is not in session. Campers will learn about the plants and animals from their own backyard to around the world while traveling back in time to explore the history, geology, and fossils that make their home unique. Many programs focus on STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - as they apply to the Flint Hills. Two grade-specific camps are offered in full and half-day sessions. Class size is limited and enrollment will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Full-day registrants must bring a sack lunch; snacks are provided. Many of our offerings require registration at least one week prior to a class.

FULL DAY (7:30am–5:30pm): $25/camp ($22 /FOSZ/FHDC members) HALF DAY (7:30am–12:30pm): $15/camp ($13/FOSZ/FHDC members) Discounts apply ONLY at the facility where you hold a membership.

3RD - 6TH GRADE

KINDERGARTEN - 2ND GRADE CLASS

DAY DATE

LOCATION ACTIVITY #

CLASS

DAY DATE

LOCATION ACTIVITY #

Pumpin’ Blood

F

Sept 27

FHDC

350240

Citizen Science

F

Sept 27

ZOO

380840

Love Your Lungs

M

Oct 14

FHDC

350240

Zoo Construction

M

Oct 14

ZOO

380840

Brainiacs

F

Oct 18

FHDC

350240

Animal Reintroductions

F

Oct 18

ZOO

380840

Movin’ Muscles

TH

Oct 24

FHDC

350240

Making Sense of Logos

TH

Oct 24

ZOO

380840

Bones, Bones, Bones

F

Oct 25

FHDC

350240

Problems of Palm Oil

F

Oct 25

ZOO

380840

Through the Microscope

M

Nov 25

FHDC

350240

Conservation Success Stories

M

Nov 25

ZOO

380840

Indoor Games & Sports

TU

Nov 26

FHDC

350240

Backyard Conservation - Fall

TU

Nov 26

ZOO

380840

Traditions Around the World

W

Nov 27

FHDC

350240

Winter Foods

W

Nov 27

ZOO

380840

Winter Stars

M

Dec 23

FHDC

350240

Enriching Gifts for Animals

M

Dec 23

ZOO

380840

Animal Families

TH

Dec 26

ZOO

380840

Bored Games

TH

Dec 26

FHDC

350240

Animals Helping Each Other

F

Dec 27

ZOO

380840

New Celebrations

F

Dec 27

FHDC

350240

Caring for Animals

M

Dec 30

ZOO

380840

Food & Fun

M

Dec 30

FHDC

350240

Happy Zoo Year!

TU

Dec 31

ZOO

380840

REFUND POLICY FOR CLASSES REQUIRING REGISTRATION: Please note the refund policy that is specific to EACH PROGRAM at the time of registration. Preregistration is required, class size is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first- served basis. A full refund is granted if cancellation is received one week (seven days) prior to class; partial refund with notification of at least 48 hours before, and no refund if less than 48 hours in advance. Youth may be transferred between class sessions; contact staff to help with this. PERMISSION FORMS: Many of our programs, particularly for youth, require a set of current permission forms to be on file with the facility’s main office. This typically includes emergency contact information, medical history, photo release, etc. After registering for a class, you will be contacted by the facility and they will provide you with any relevant permission form packets. Please complete the forms and return to the office as soon as possible to speed up the check-in process on the first day of class.

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ADULT ACTIVITIES TALLGRASS TOUR BUS Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center as we embark on day trips to exciting locations in central Kansas. This fall we get VIP access to see two hidden worlds in our own backyard! Activity #350540. Trip:

Exploring Emporia:

Experience the “Front Porch of the Flint Hills” as we travel to Emporia in Lyon County. Tour historic sites including the home of William Allen White.

MHKPRD.COM/REGISTER

WALK AND TALK Take a walk in nature with local experts and find out what treasures you can find right around the Manhattan area! Activity #350340. Trip:

Autumn Wildflowers with Jeff Taylor

Fee:

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

Time:

8:00-10:00am

Dates:

9/21

Location:

Konza Nature Trail

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Fee:

$22/FHDC member; $26/ non-member

Fee:

FREE!

Time:

8:00am-5:00pm

Time:

Begins at 7:00pm

Dates:

9/21; preregister by 9/20

Date:

8/28, 9/18, 10/16, 11/13,12/11

Location:

Meet at Flint Hills Discovery Center, travel to Emporia, KS

Location:

Tallgrass Tap House

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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

Trip:

Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

Get up close to America’s National Mammal during a 2-hour guided tour of this working Bison ranch. See a beautiful native tallgrass prairie and remnants of pioneer wagon ruts. Fee:

$15/FHDC member; $20/ non-member

Time:

8:30am-12:00pm

Dates:

9/28; preregister by 9/27

Location:

Meet at Flint Hills Discovery Center, travel to Plumlee

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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Fall Birds with Chuck Otte

Activity #:

320120

Fee:

$80

Times:

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

Fee:

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

Time:

8:00-10:00am

Dates:

11/2

Location:

Fairmont Park

Dates:

9/10-12/5

Ages:

All ages; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Location:

Community House Pottery Studio

Ages:

15+


ADULT SPORTS MEN’S FALL WEEKLY SOFTBALL

MHKPRD.COM/REGISTER WOMEN’S FALL VOLLEYBALL

Activity #:

320111

Activity #:

320112

Deadline:

7/28

Deadline:

8/4

Fee:

$200/team

Fee:

$230/team

Dates:

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

Dates:

8/25-10/17, Sun-Thurs

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Community House/City Auditorium

WOMEN’S FALL SOFTBALL

CO-REC FALL KICKBALL

mhkprd.com/volunteer CO-REC WINTER/SPRING VOLLEYBALL

Activity #:

320111

Activity #:

320118

Activity #:

320113

Deadline:

7/28

Deadline:

8/18

Deadline:

10/6

Fee:

$145/team

Fee:

$180/team

Fee:

$230/team

Dates:

9/3-10/1, Tues

Dates:

9/11-10/24, Wed & Thurs

Dates:

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

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Community House/City Auditorium

CO-REC FALL SOFTBALL

WOMEN’S FALL PICKLEBALL

ADULT FALL PICKLEBALL

Activity #:

320111

Activity #:

320117

Activity #:

320117

Deadline:

7/28

Deadline:

8/25

Deadline:

10/13

Fee:

$200/team

Fee:

$45/team

Fee:

$55/team 10/23-12/11 Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Dates:

8/18-10/6, Sun

Dates:

9/12-10/3

Dates:

Location:

Twin Oaks Sports Complex

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Location:

CO-REC FALL SAND VOLLEYBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Activity #:

320112

Activity #:

320110

Activity #:

320110

Deadline:

8/4

Deadline:

10/6

Deadline:

10/27

Fee:

$50/team

Fee:

$485/team

Fee:

$330/team

Dates:

8/18-10/3, Sun-Thurs

Dates:

11/3-2/13/20

Dates:

11/11-1/24/20

Location:

City Park Sand Volleyball Courts

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

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DOUGLASS CENTER BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

ADULTS & YOUTH

Fitness & Physical Activity A great way to get active!

FALL HOURS Monday -Thursday 3-9pm Friday 3-7pm Saturday 12:00-4:00pm Sunday Closed

Monday /Wednesday 3-5pm & 7:45-9pm Tuesday/Thursday 3-5:30pm & 7:15-9pm Friday 3-7pm Saturday 12:00-4:00pm Sunday Closed

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

TOTAL BODY STRONG

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

320102-08

Fee:

$25/session, $4/drop-in

Time:

6:00-7:00pm

Dates:

Tues/Thurs, 10/29-12/18

Location:

Douglass Center Gym

Hand-to-Hand

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 #:

320102-04

Fee:

$25/session, $4/drop-in

Time:

5:30-6:30pm

Dates:

Mon/Wed, 10/28-12/18

Location:

Douglass Center Gym

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Oct 21 - Oct 24 Interested in participating in one of our classes? Give it a try for FREE. Contact the Douglass Center.

STRONG BOOT CAMP

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

Free!

“COME TRY IT” WEEK

Feel STRONG with four days of exercise! Additional details are available on the mhkprd.com website, or call 785587-2773.

Activity #:

320102-06

Activity #:

223002-04 & 05

Fee:

$25/session, $4/drop-in

Fee:

$10, $4/drop-in

Time:

5:30-6:30pm

Time:

5:30-6:30pm

Dates:

Mon/Wed, 10/29-12/18

Dates:

10/14-10/17

Location:

Douglass Center Gym

Location:

Douglass Recreation Center

flinthillsdiscovery.org/davinci

May 25 - September 8


INDOOR RECREATION PROJECTS

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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 #: 330123

WALKING LIMIT

DATE

TIME

FEE

Fire Station Tour

3

Sept 21

9:30am-1:00pm

$20

MAC - The Addams Family

1

Sept 28

5:30-9:30pm

$40

Manhattan Historical Tour

2

Oct 11

11:00am-4:00pm

$20

Great Plains Theater - Empires Fall

1

Oct 26

5:00-10:00pm

$55

Museum at Prairiefire

3

Nov 8

7:30am-4:30pm

$40

NTR - The Last Romance

1

Nov 17

8:00am-5:30pm

$65

KC Ballet - The Nutcracker

1

Dec 8

8:00am-6:30pm

$75

Manhattan Light Tour

1

Dec 15

5:30-8:30pm

$25

TRIP

Walking limit key

1=to and from bus

2=moderate walking

3=majority of trip is walking

WINTER WALK

AFTERNOON PICKLEBALL

Walking and movement can reduce pain and improve overall health. During the cold winter months, walk indoors at the Peace Memorial City Auditorium!

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.

330123-02

Activity #:

330123-03

Fee:

FREE

Fee:

$42

9:30-10:30am, weekdays

Time:

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

Time:

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

Dates:

9/30-12/13

Dates:

9/30-12/13

Dates:

9/9-11/15

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Location:

Riley Co. Senior Service Center

Activity #:

330123-04

Activity #:

Fee:

$FREE

Time:

DISCOVER YOUR PERFECT VENUE

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WEDDINGS

MEETINGS

BIRTHDAYS & MORE


SPECIAL COMMUNITIES

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 #340124 (adults) and #340125 (youth).

COOKING CLASS

GARDENING CLASS

ADULT 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! 16+

The goal for the 2019 gardening season? To spend as much time outside as we can! Visit the mhkprd.com website for additional information. 16+

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. 16+

Fee:

$7.50/class or $97.50/semester

Fee:

$1/class

Fee:

$7.50/class

Time:

3:45-4:45pm

Time:

4:30-5:30pm or 1:00-2:00pm

Time:

4:30-5:30pm

Date:

Mon, 9/9-12/2

Date:

Wed or Sat, 9/4-12/7

Date:

Thurs, 9/12-12/5

Location:

Hy-Vee

Location:

Community Gardens

Location:

1101 Fremont Street

YOUTH ARTS & CRAFTS Weekly, we offer craft choices, a coloring table, and a specialty arts table. Class sessions are September, October, or November. Ages 5-15.

BOWLING BLAST Join in the bowling fun with family and friends every Tuesday! Ages 5-adult.

FRIDAY FUN NIGHT

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:

$20/month

Fee:

$80/semester

Fee:

FREE for adults and youth!

Time:

5:30-6:30pm

Time:

4:00-5:00pm

Time:

4:30-5:30pm

Date:

Thurs, 9/5-11/21

Date:

Tues, 9/3-12/3

Date:

Fri, 9/13-12/6

Location:

1101 Fremont Street

Location:

K-State Student Union Bowling Alley

Location:

Peace Memorial City Auditorium

Special Events! VISIT MHKPRD.COM FOR DETAILS

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS ZOO CREW AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

SUNSET ZOO CORPS

18+ Mandatory Training: October 6th & 20th, 1:00-5:00pm For volunteers, 18 and older, who care about Sunset Zoo and want to help their community! Promote the zoo with your passion, help with special events, and engage in lifelong learning. Trainings are offered twice annually, in the fall and winter; attendance at both classes is mandatory. Complete a registration form at SunsetZoo.com/volunteer prior to the first meeting date. There is a $10 fee for the training class.

Middle & HS Students September 16 - December 13 3:00-5:00pm

Sponsored by: The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s YES! Fund

Help care for the zoo’s education animal ambassadors while exploring a whole new career path! Team members will learn respect for animals, life and work skills, while contributing to their community. This volunteer after-school program runs 3:00-5:00pm Monday through Friday, September 16 through December13; optional transportation from school to the zoo provided by Z.O.O. Crew Supervisors. Parents can pick up their child at the zoo’s ticket booth no later than 5:15pm. No participation fee; however, a nominal fee applies to students needing transportation from school to the zoo. To learn more and apply, visit SunsetZoo.com/Volunteer. Application deadline: Friday, August 30.

VOLUNTEER WITH US! AGES 16+ Be a part of Manhattan’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

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ANIMAL SHELTER

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SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS Manhattan Parks and Recreation would like to offer our deepest appreciation to the businesses you see below. Their financial investment in our summer special events makes what we do for our community possible. Thank you to our 2019 sponsors! If your company or organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities with MHKPRD, please contact 785-587-2757.

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WINTER PREVIEW SPRING First Day Hike Building Healthy Ice Skating Lessons Little Apple Core Challenge Youth Outdoor Adventure Challenge Greater Prairie Chicken Booming Spring Break Adventure Camps Easter Family Fun Day Special Events Kansas Day Bike Swap Trips And more!

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