Adult Programs

Community Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, July 27th

Join us for our Community Wide Garage Sale. If you are looking to get rid of your old stuff, rent a booth at our sale and leave all of the advertising up to us! Plus the weather is guaranteed to be great inside of our gymnasium.
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Fee: $25 per booth
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Entrance: FREE!
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 22nd
Minimum: 15 booths Maximum: 35 booths
Note: Each booth will receive one table. If you need more they are available to rent for $5 each and must be paid for at time of registration. Set up will begin at 7:30 AM.


Tone & Thrive
Fitness Classes


Tuesdays & Thursdays
October 1st - October 24th

“Tone & Thrive” with Newton Recreation Commission is a dynamic fitness session designed to sculpt and define your physique. Led by our enthusiastic instructor Candice, this six-session program combines targeted weight training with bursts of cardio to maximize calorie burn and muscle toning. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, expect to challenge yourself and leave feeling stronger, leaner, and more empowered after completing all six invigorating workouts. Join us to redefine your fitness journey and unleash your inner strength with “Tone & Thrive.”
Fee: $12 without t-shirt; $17 with t-shirt
Ages: 12 and up
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 17th
Notes: E-mails will be sent out with a YouTube link for your workout videos. 2 videos will be sent out each week.
Minimum Enrollment: 5


Eating Well
How to Eat (not What or How Much)
A Fresh Perspective on Peace with Food

Mondays, September 9th & 16th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Could it be that what you eat isn’t the problem? What if the problem all along has been the manner in which you eat and has less to do about your food choices? Diet plans, healthy eating and weight loss education miss the mark when it comes to facilitating behavior change with food.  This class is for any dieting casualty who feels guilty about eating enjoyable foods and wants to simply enjoy eating again. If you think about food a lot, either eating it or avoiding it, and are concerned that your weight negatively affects your health this class is for you! Come learn how to shift to enjoyable, tuned-in eating from an award-winning food peace dietitian. This course is taught by Paula Miller, the food peace dietitian, from Sunrise Nutrition Consulting LLC.  Learn more about Paula at
Fee: $25
Location: NRC Sunflower Room
Instructor: Paula Miller, MS, RDN, LD
Minimum Enrollment:  8
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 4th


Splash of Color

Adult Mixed Media

Thursday, July 25th

See the ocean lap on the shore as your Egret/Sand Crane walks along looking for food. It’s easier than it looks, and you’ll be so proud of it when finished. Remember summer forever with sailboats, lighthouses, and birds by the shore with this mixed media (watercolors/acrylics) on an 11x14” canvas. All supplies & aprons are provided.
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $30
Ages: 14 years and up
Instructors: Connie Rhodes and Barbara Gabel
Location: NRC Sunflower Room
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 21st
Minimum Enrollment: 5   Maximum Enrollment: 20


Splash of Color - Adult

Thursday, August 22nd - Sunflowers & Butterflies
Thursday, September 12th - Fall Landscape w/Waterfall
Thursday, October 24th - Rooster
Thursday, November 21st - Fall Barn
Wednesday, December 18th - Snowman Fun

Connie Rhodes and Barbara Gabel invite you to the world of artistic fun! This is a fun interactive class that will have your imagination running wild.
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $30 per class
Ages: 16 years and up
Instructor: Connie Rhodes & Barbara Gabel
Location: NRC Sunflower Room
Registration Deadline: Sunday prior to each class.
Minimum Enrollment: 5   Maximum Enrollment: 20
Note: All supplies are included.


36th Annual Christmas Market

Saturday, November 9th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars and join us for our 36th Annual Christmas Market. You can do all of your Christmas shopping in one day! Craft vendors will be here selling their unique & beautiful handmade items. Direct sales vendors will also be here, such as Paparazzi Jewelry, Color Street and Scentsy. Winners of door prizes donated by the vendors will be announced throughout the day. 
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Admission: FREE
Note: Contact Candice Egizi-Sifuentez at or (316) 283-7330 for more information on reserving a booth. **Direct sales vendors MUST speak with Candice before registering for the event as space is limited and multiples of companies will not be allowed.** Vendor registration deadline Sunday, October 27th.


Christmas Light Tours

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

All aboard! Join us on the NRC Express for a special Christmas Light Tour! The bus will be decked out in Christmas lights and the music will be festive. Our driver knows the BEST places in Wichita to visit for a magical evening filled with millions of twinkling lights! We will visit several places including Reindeer Road, Candy Cane Lane, The Arc’s Lights, Lights on Texas, Faulkner Street and more! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to sightsee as a family or with friends!
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  approximately/loading begins at 5:50 PM . The bus will leave the parking lot at 6:00 pm sharp, please arrive early.
Fee: 4 yrs and Under FREE
        5 yrs and Up: $12 per person 
        Family of 4: $35 (each additional person $6)
Ages: All Ages; all youth MUST be with an adult 18+
Location: Newton Rec Center; 415 N. Poplar St. (light tour will be out of town)
Registration Deadline: Mondays, November 25th and December 2nd 
Minimum Enrollment: 15   Maximum Enrollment: 38
Note: Participants MUST pre-register. Tour is approximately 3 hours, including drive time. If a restroom break is needed this may add 30 minutes to our tour. There are NO restrooms on the bus.