Special Communities 

If you would like this guide sent straight to your door, ask to be put on our Special Communities mailing list! The Special Communities Activity Guide will let you know what is coming up and when to register, so you won’t miss out on any of our activities! Call 785-587-2754 to be placed on the mailing list!

Registration opens January 14

Therapeutic Recreation (Youth)

We are extending our programs for developmentally and intellectually disabled children ages 5-15, who choose not to participate in the integrated recreation programs. These programs will provide the opportunity for the children to learn from experienced instructors, socialize with peers, all while trying new things in an appropriate and safe setting. Register online with activity #:140125

Special Events


Movie Night


The perfect movie experience is now here for your child to enjoy! Dimmed lighting, low volume, and room to relax and enjoy the show! Snacks provided.
6:00-9:00 pm   |   March 23   |   Peace Memorial City Auditorium   |   $15/person

Easter Egg Hunt


Work with friends to find eggs and complete the puzzle and receive prizes! It’s sure to be an Easter egg hunt that will meet everyone’s needs!
6:00-9:00 pm   |   April 6   |   Wefald Pavilion   |   $15/person


Summertime Picnic


Spend an afternoon eating delicious foods, playing, drawing on sidewalks and more with your friends in Therapeutic Rec!
1:00-4:00 pm   |   May 5   |   Wefald Pavilion   |   $15/person


Classes (January 23 - May 16)


Bowling Blast


Register to be a part of the bowling blast with your friends in Therapeutic Rec, each Tuesday for an 1 hour of bowling! Price includes the cost to bowl, shoes and supervision for 16 weeks at Little Apple Lanes!
4:30-5:30 pm   |   Tuesdays   |   Little Apple Lanes   |   $80/semester


Arts & Crafts


This arts and crafts class will provide a chance for the kids to be creative and socialize with our staff and other children. Each week the participants will be able to create and take home the crafts that they make.
5:30-6:30 pm   |   Thursdays   |   1101 Freemont St.    |   $17.50-35 /Month


Friday Fun Nights


This Friday Fun Night will be integrated with the other Special Populations program to provide an opportunity to have fun and socialize! We will offer gym sports, board games, Uno, puzzles, karaoke, and so much more! 
4:30-5:30 pm   |   Fridays   |   Peace Memorial City Auditorium   |   Free

Challenger Football


Challenger Football is a free flag football program for kids age 5-18 with special needs starting this April 28 - May 19. A parent meeting will be held at a later date to provide more information. Sign up to get notifications on it today! 
1:00-2:00 pm   |   Sunday   |   Wilson Field in City Park   |   Free

Special Populations (Adult)

We offer an extensive program for our special populations who choose not to participate in the integrated recreation program. The registration form for all therapeutic recreation programming is available at MHKPRD.com or at the Parks and Recreation office. Questions? Contact zachary.bayless@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-2766. Register online with activity #:140124

Special Events


Women's Basketball Game 


We’re trying a weeknight game this year!! Come cheer on our Lady Cats as they take on Baylor! Concessions provided. 
7:00-9:00 pm   |   February 13   |   Bramalage Coliseum   |   $10/person

St. Patty's Day Dance 


It’s our annual St. Patty’s Dance, so put on your most green outfit and come enjoy a night of fun food, friends, and dancing!
7:00-9:00 pm   |   March 16   |   Peace Memorial City Auditorium   |   $15/person

Prom 


Dress in your finest attire, bring your best dance moves and enjoy another wonderful night at our Annual Prom!
6:00-9:00 pm   |   April 20   |   Sunset Zoo   |   $20/person

KSU Baseball Game


One strike, two strikes, three strikes, you’re out! We’re giving it another shot and are hoping for good weather! KSU against West Virginia! PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY! Some concessions provided.
4:00-6:00 pm   |   May 11   |   Tointon Family Stadium   |   $15/person


Classes (January 23 - May 16)


Cooking Class


Cooking classes are hands-on and teach skills in basic preparation of healthy, budget-friendly recipes. Each month, recipes follow a theme. Two items are prepared per class. This may not qualify as a meal.
3:45-4:45 pm   |   Mondays   |   Hy-Vee   |   $7.50/Class


Bowling Blast


Come and be a part of the bowling fun with your friends each Tuesday! In July, we will have our annual bowling tournament, be sure to look for it and sign up. It will be a separate weekend event.  
4:00-5:00 pm   |   Tuesdays   |   KSU Student Union Bowling Alley   |   $80/semester


Gardening


Let’s grow some food, then learn how to use it! We start our  garden crops in late February for the 2019 season. We hope to spend as much time outside as we can! Class will be outdoors when temperatures are between 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit and it is NOT raining/severe weather warnings. If weather is above or below those temperatures, class will meet at the Community House indoor gardening room. Enrollment is available for once a week.  
4:30-5:30 pm   |   Wednesday   |   Community Garden    |   $1/Class
1:00-2:00 pm   |   Saturday       |   Community Garden    |   $1/Class



Arts & Crafts


Each week we continue to offer 2-3 craft choices, a coloring table, and a specialty arts table. Specialty arts include yarn art, ceramics/pottery, water color painting, and fabric art (sewing). 
4:30-5:30 pm   |   Thursdays   |   1101 Freemont St.    |   $7.50/Class


Friday Fun Nights


This Friday Fun Night will be integrated with the Kids Therapeutic Rec program to provide an opportunity to have fun and socialize! We will offer gym sports, puzzles, Uno, karaoke, and so much more! 
4:30-5:30 pm   |   Fridays   |   Peace Memorial City Auditorium   |   Free