Featured Programs

Featured Programs

Featured Programs - Winter/Spring 2023/2024
Christmas Light Tours

Mondays, December 4th or December 11th
Tuesday, December 5th

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: Thursdays, November 30th and December 7th
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.

Community Wide Garage Sale

Sunday, January 21st

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: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fee: $25 per booth
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Entrance: FREE!
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 15th
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 9:30 AM.


Safe Sitter®

Friday, February 19th

Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR is a 1-day class designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-paying exercises. Students even get to use a manikin to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fee: $50
Ages: 6th - 8th Graders
Instructor: Candice Egizi-Sifuentez
Location: NRC Cottonwood Room
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 2nd
Minimum Enrollment: 4   Maximum Enrollment: 8


Squeaky Soles - Running Club

Mondays & Wednesdays; March 18th - May 1st

Join NRC for seven weeks of fun and a motivational running club. On Mondays we will play games, you won’t even know you are running. Wednesdays we will set goals and run laps either in the NRC gymnasium or at Themian Park. Squeaky Soles participants will end the program at the Battle of the Schools 1-Mile Fun Run. Registration and payment will be required for the Fun Run.
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $39 one day a week; $69 two days a week (t-shirt & water bottle included in fee)
Ages: 3rd - 6th Grade
Instructor: Candice Egizi-Sifuentez & Becky Butcher
Location: NRC Gymnasium and Themian Park
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 11th
Minimum Enrollment: 8 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Note: Water bottles will be stored at the Rec Center. Participants will be able to take them home at the end of the program.


Battle of the Schools 1-Mile Fun Run

Saturday, May 4th

* The school with the most participants will receive a traveling trophy!
* 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given to each grade.
* All 1st Place winners will be placed into a Grand Prize drawing!
* All participants who did not come in 1st place will be placed into a Grand Prize drawing!
Time: Check in at 9:15 AM, Line up at 9:45 AM; Run starts at 10:00 AM
Fee: $15
Ages: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
Location: Athletic Park
Note: Participants may register up to the day of the race but will not be guaranteed a t-shirt after deadline. T-Shirt Deadline: Monday, April 15th