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Rec Commission planning youth programs
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission has some programs planned for children on Friday, Feb. 27, when school is out for the day, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitpatrick said.
 Pre-registrations are required by this Friday. 
The programs include:
• Wild in the Winter Kids Day Out:  Join Jean Aycock, Kansas Wetlands Education Center educator, to learn about how wild animals survive the worst Kansas can throw at them, from keeping warm to finding food.  Please drop off and pick up children at the Activity Center (2715 18th St.).
Students will be bused to and from the KWEC by USD 428. This program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is for children ages 6 to 12.
The cost is $15.
• GBRC is also offering a babysitters training course for children ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Great Bend Recreation Commission (1214 Stone St.) on Friday. This course gives participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants through school-aged children. 
Topics include safety issues, preventing injuries and illness, basic child care, first aid, rescue breathing, care for choking and age appropriate behavior.
The cost is $20.
For more information about other exciting programs or to register for these programs, contact the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext 2, stop by the office located at 1214 Stone Street, or email