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


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 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!

2017 Calendar

Sparc Fall Newsletter and Events Calendar (October-December) Come dance the night away with Lewis County SPARC on the third Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Twin Cities Senior Center in Chehalis for only $5. Themes for this quarter include Halloween in October, Harvest during the month of November, and Holiday in December. You can also join us for dinner in the community at Dragon Fly in October, Country Cousins in November, and Royal Buffett in December. Various activities and events such as bowling on Wednesday, Jump exercising on Monday and Thursday, and art at the centers occur weekly. Also reserve the date of Oct 28th from 5-8pm for the 2nd Annual Haunted Barn Party at 258 Oyler Road in Ethel!

Sparc Summer Newsletter and Events Calendar (July-September) Have you attended the Lewis County SPARC’s monthly themed dances on the third Saturday of the month at the Twin Cities Senior Center? They are very exciting and come dance the night away with a live DJ and snacks. July’s theme is America to celebrate the Fourth of July, August’s theme is the 50’s so dress on up and rock the night away, September’s theme is Hawaiian so put on that hula skirt and hula on down to the center for a night of fun. You can’t miss the Pizza and Bingo night at the new time on the second friday of the month upstairs at Yardbirds #204. The cost is only $5 per person! Can’t beat that deal anywhere in Lewis County!

Sparc Summer Sports Camp Join Lewis County Sparc & the Lewis County Autism Coalition for a summer sports camp on August 7th-11th from 10:30am-12:30pm daily. Events will start on the 7th with basketball at Westside Park in Chehalis, on the 8th practice softball skills at Stan Hedwall Park, on the 9th lean Beach Volleyball & Soccer at Stan Hedwall Park, then on the 10th have some fun with exercising and weight training with bocce balls at Stan Hedwall Park, and wrapping up the event on the 11th enjoy Frisbee Target Golf at Stan Hedwall Park. Each athlete will need proper shoes and apparel. Snacks and water will alsop be provided but if your child or teen has dietary restrictions we recommend bringing your own snacks. Hope to see everybody there and get your applications in today to attend any or all days of the Sports Camp.

Sparc Spring Newsletter and Events Calendar (April-June) Enjoy a fun evening dancing with DJ Dale and dress in your favorite spring wear for April. In May, grab that sombrero and dance the night way at a fiesta party. DO you have a favorite sports team, if so grab that shirt or jersey highlighting them as you dance at a sports dance party. If you love animals, you’re in for a treat when we travel to Northwest Trek in April! As April showers bring May flowers, lets celebrate spring with a trip to the Woodland Tulip Festival & Hulda Klager Lilac Garden in May. Celebrate the start to summer with a trip to see the Tacoma Rainiers play baseball in June!

Sparc Winter Newsletter and Events Calendar (January-March)  In January we are traveling to the Washington History Museum in Tacoma where fascination and FUN go together!  In February we are going to Tammy’s Ceramic Shop in Rochester and creating our own take home project.  In March we are exploring our region’s maritime heritage at the Foss Waterway Seaport Docks in Tacoma.  This winter we are playing Bingo, we are dancing with DJ Dale, dining out, bowling, JUMP, and Special Olympics.