Feb 12, 2020 9:21 PM

Schools Out in February Rec Activities

Posted Feb 12, 2020 9:21 PM
Great Bend Rec School's Out Activities
Great Bend Rec School's Out Activities

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has some great programs for your child when school is out. The Great Bend Rec is offering a Half Day of Winter Crafts class on Thursday, February 20th. This program is open to children ages 6 – 12 and will be held from Noon to 5:00 pm at the Great Bend Rec Activity Center (2715 18th Street). This day will start off with a pizza party followed by an afternoon of crafts, making some yummy snacks and other organized activities. The entry fee is $12.00.

Then on Friday, February 21st, make plans to join us for Exploring the Trails and Winter Science Kids Day Out. The morning will be spent at the Activity Center playing some organized activities and doing some crafts. In the afternoon, we’ll be bused out to the KWEC. Staff from the KWEC will have some fizzy and bubbly winter science experiments waiting for us. We’ll also construct greeting cards and design them with an LED to make them light up. If weather permits, we’ll hit the nature trail in search of birds in a bingo game. Please have your child dress properly for being outside since they may get dirty and muddy. Students will be bused to and from the KWEC by USD 428, so make sure you fill out a transportation request when you register your child. Students will be making their own ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch. Fruit, pickles, chips and beverages will also be provided. Snacks and beverages will be provided. This program is open to children ages 6 – 12 and will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Drop off and pick up your children at the Great Bend Rec Activity Center (2715 18th Street). The entry fee for this activity is $15.00.

On Monday, February 24th, the Rec along with the Cottonwood Extension District Office will be hosting a Babysitting 101 class. This course gives participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for toddlers through school aged children. Topics include safety issues, preventing injuries and illness, basic childcare and age appropriate activities to do with children. Each student will also learn how to make a snack for kids. Participant must be 11 by the class date. This class will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Cottonwood Extension District Office (1800 12th Street). The entry fee is $10.00. Michelle Beran, Cottonwood Extension District 4-H & Youth Development Agent, Donna Krug, Cottonwood Extension District Agent and GB Rec Staff will be the instructors for the course.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required for these classes by February 18th. A complete list of programs and class details can be found at the GBRC website at www.greatbendrec.com. Online enrollment is now available on the website. Please contact the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755, ext 110, or stop by the office located at 1214 Stone Street for more information, to register or with any questions you may have.

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Education and Employment Expo at Barton Community College set for March 3
Story by Joe Vinduska

Anyone looking to start a career after high school or switch careers will find a myriad of opportunities at the Education and Employment Expo hosted by Barton Community College from 3-7 p.m. March 3. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a free booth space for your business, contact Agriculture Instructor Maggie Tracy at (620) 786-1120 or [email protected].

The event is for the unemployed, underemployed or those looking for a career change. The featured programs are Welding, Early Childhood, Agriculture, Automotive, Natural Gas, Scale Technician and CDL. Each will have a booth to promote educational opportunities.

Barton’s program-specific advisory board members, community businesses looking for workers and support services are invited to have a booth. Commitments have been secured for the Educational Opportunity Center, Hammel Scale, Gavilon Grain, MaiCo Industries, Hess Services and Koch Fertilizer Dodge City.

Executive Director of Workforce Training and Economic Development said the expo is designed to benefit both employers and employees alike.

“We hope that individuals attending will be interested in completing a program at Barton to obtain employment at a company in attendance, and the companies in attendance will develop an understanding for how Barton can benefit their businesses,” she said.

For more information, contact Agriculture Instructor Maggie Tracy at (620) 786-1120 or [email protected].