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GBRC announces fall enrichment programs and fitness classes
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  The Great Bend Recreation Commission is now accepting enrollment for fall enrichment programs. These programs will begin the week of October 7.

After-school activities will be offered at the Recreation Center, Activity Center, Park, Lincoln, Jefferson and Eisenhower schools. A variety of enrichment and recreation programs are available for children, ages 5 to 12 years, at these school sites and at the Recreation Center and Activity Center. These programs include Arts & Crafts, Ceramics & Crafts, cooking classes, Doodling & Cartooning and holiday mini-classes.  

Preschool programs for children, ages 2 to 5, will be held at the Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., and the Activity Center, 2715 18th St., throughout the day. Programs include Preschool Art classes, Moving & Grooving with Music, Jr. All-Star and one-time holiday theme-based classes.  

Enjoy family activities during mini-classes that meet during the day and on Saturday mornings. Some of these programs include Imagination Playground, Little Zoo Critters, Toddler Art, Spooky Crafts, Mommy & Me Halloween Painting, Painting Pumpkins with Dad, Mommy & Me Cooking, Happy Fall, Holiday Crafts, Mommy & Me Christmas Painting along with others.   

Adult programs are scheduled in the evening and Saturday mornings. Enroll in Painting, Beginner’s Woodcarving, cooking classes, Halloween Painting Night Out, Fabulous Fall Canvas Night Out, Christmas Canvas Night Out, Line Dancing, Two-Stepping, one-time seasonal craft projects and several educational programs on Wednesdays over the lunch hour. 

The Rec also offers fitness classes at the Activity Center. These classes include Gentle Yoga, Noon Body Shaping, Cardio Mix Up, Fit For Life, Tai Chi Advance, Tai Chi Beginners, Tai Chi Intermediate, Coffee, Cardio & Core, Yoga and Dance Jam.

Garet Fitzpatrick at the GBRC recommends that people register now because a lot of the programs will begin next week. Go to the GBRC web site for additional details, sports schedules, cancellations and a registration form. For more information or to register for these programs, contact the Recreation Commission office by calling 793-3755, ext. 110, or stop by the office located at 1214 Stone St.