SPARC

 

SPARC is Specialized Activities and Recreation in the Community.

This program is organized by Lewis County People First. They provide a variety of inclusive and social opportunities to people with developmental disabilities/special needs. SPARC strives to treat people with respect and dignity. They know the benefits of community awareness and the increased self-esteem a person experiences when involved in community service. This program will welcome ages 16 and older with special needs/ developmental disabilities to participate. Look at the calendar to see the fun activities like themed dances, bingo night, dine-outs, bowling and an out & about trip.

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Download the SPARC Application for Participation

MUCH FUN AND INTERESTING ACTIVITIES TO BE HAD!

Come see our new SPARC CENTER on Tuesday from 9AM to 12PM and Friday from 3PM to 6PM upstairs at Yard Birds room 202 Chehalis. SPARC Center is a place for activities, like life skill classes taught by community peers, art sessions, crafting, WII Games, Karaoke, and lite exercise. For more info, call 360-748-6789 (fax 360-748-3558) and check out the Calendar and Participant Guidelines by clicking on the links this page below. EVERYONE MUST PRE-REGISTER. BIG THANK YOU TO PEOPLE FIRST, MOLINA HEALTH CARE, AND LEWIS COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

SPARC PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES, click here to view.

Click here for the 2019 Fall Calendar

During the rainy season in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a perfect time to join SPARC for indoor activities to stay dry! Join us for bowling at Fairlanes every Wednesday at 2pm, bingo and pizza parties the second Friday of the month at Yardbirds #202 at 4pm, or themed dances the third Saturday of the month at the twin cities senior center at 7pm.

Save the date and RSVP  for monthly out and abouts below:

  • 4th Annual Haunted Barn Party – Saturday Oct 26th. Meet at 3pm at the Centralia starbucks and the bus will return at 7pm.
  • Movie and Shopping in Olympia – Saturday Nov 9th. Meet at 10:30 am at the Centralia starbucks and the bus will return at 4pm. The group will be at the Westfield Mall for a movie, lunch, and holiday shopping.
  • Holiday Party – Saturday Dec 14th. Join us for a holiday party at 3pm at the SPARC center, yardbirds #202. Everybody is welcome!
Click here for the 2019 Summer Calendar

Join SPARC for our annual summer camp Aug 5th-9th and a fun ferry ride to Bremerton for the Blackberry Festival on Aug 31st. The cost for the Bremerton trip is $40 and participants should bring a lunch and snacks for the day. Please meet SPARC at the Centralia Starbucks at 9am and we will return to Centralia at 5:30pm.

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OVERNIGHT SEASIDE EXCURSION

Have you thought about joining SPARC on October 8-11 for a weekend excursion to Astoria & Seaside for a 3 night all expenses paid trip. The cost per person is $700 and includes all lodging, meals, and it is a chaperoned trip.

Reserve your spots today by calling Paula at 360-748-6789!

SPARC Summer Camp

Join the SPARC crew for our annual summer camp August 5th-9th from 10:30am-12:00pm! Applications are required to attend and you can get yours here. Activities include soccer golf, bocce, beach ball volleyball, obstacle courses, and tug-a-war. The camp is free for anyone to attend  in an inclusive, safe, and positive environment but we ask that each person submit an application for record keeping.

2019 Spring Calendar

Washington spring brings rainy weather but SPARC has activities to brighten up any day! Join us for Bingo the second Friday of each month, dance the night away with DJ Dale with the April theme as “Spring”, May’s theme of “Fiesta”, and June’s theme of “Sports”. The April out and about is scheduled for April 13th for the Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fair. Please plan on meeting at the Centralia Starbucks at 10am and we will come back at 4pm. The next out and about trip will be on May 11th from 9:30-4:30 to Northwest Trek. Please reserve your tickets by May 4th and the cost is $40.

OVERNIGHT EXCURSION TO HOOD RIVER

Join SPARC for a new 3 day, 2 night trip to Hood River on May 15th-17th. The cost for the trip is between $500-$600 per person and includes, lodging, food, transportation, chaperons, and excitement! If you are interested or have questions, please call Paula at 360-748-6789.

2019 Winter SPARC Calendar

As the new year is upon us, we welcome attendees to our first out and about for the year on January 26th at the Museum of Flight in Seattle from 9am-5pm for only $40. The museum is one of the largest flight museums in the United States with comprehensive exhibits on air and space flight history. Remember to bring snacks, plenty of water, and good walking shoes!

February Out and About features a trip around the town in Portland including stops at OMSI and several light displays around the town. Save the date for February 9th! A trip to Tacoma and the Museum of Glass is on the calendar for March 23rd. Come tour the museum to see exhibits from featured artists and glass forging history.

2018 Fall SPARC Calendar
2018 Summer Calendar
Spring 2018 (April-June)
Winter 2018 (January-March)