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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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!


Click here for the 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.


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

We are very excited to kick off fall with a change in location to room 202 within Yard Birds! Our open house at the new location will be on Oct 10th from 12-2pm at Yard Birds room 202. Join SPARC at the Lewis County Barn Party on October 26th from 6-8pm or Oct 27th from 3-6pm as the Emmaline Stovers family hosts a special halloween party for individuals with special needs to have fun in a safe and exciting environment. Keep an eye out for overnight trips beginning in January and we will start advertising online and through our Facebook page for locations and tickets.

Come join SPARC at Winterfest in Seattle on Nov 24th at 9am-5pm at the Seattle Center. Please register by November 9th and plan on bringing a backpack with good walking shoes as participants will be walking around most of the day. Don’t forget money for any lunch or souvenirs during the trip with plenty of water as well. The Holiday Party will be Friday the 14th at Yard Birds room 202 so come on down and join the fun as we have a holiday craft and cooking making party from 3-5:30pm. Cost is only $10 per person and is open to the public!

2018 Summer Calendar

Spring 2018 (April-June) SPARC this month is excited to take a day out in nature with a visit to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and Lilac Gardens on May 5th. The costs is on $40 and you must reserve your spot by May 1st. Don’t forget jump at Thorbeckes every Monday at 11am-12pm and Thursday 4-5pm, bowling at Fairlanes Alley every Wednesday at 11am and 3pm, and center operations Tuesday from 9am-12pm and Friday 3-5:30pm in Yardbirds upstairs #204.

Winter 2018 (January-March) Join SPARC this winter with Bingo every second Friday of the month at the SPARC Center at #204 Yard Birds. The cost is only $5. Hurry and reserve your spot to visit the Washington State History Museum on January 27th with LEWIS County SPARC! You need to reserve your ticket by January 19th to Jan at 360-748-6789. Tickets are only $40 and the bus will leave at 10am from the Centralia Starbucks and will return at 4pm.

Unfortunately, Lewis County SPARC will be ending our mailing of the quarter calendars but you can always find a copy here!