April is Autism Awareness Month:

Recreation Council News…

Partner News for People with Disabilities…

DDRB Public Hearing (SCC), Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7 p.m. at the DDRB office. (Zoom Link with login information available at www.DDRB.org). The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County (DDRB) is gathering input from the community to inform strategic planning and FY25 budget decisions. The board values your input regarding service and funding needs, trends and challenges in the I/DD community and system, and opportunities for DDRB to support the I/DD community. Please share your input either at the Public Hearing or email your input to Kathy Robb krobb@ddrb.org;  or Denise Cross dcross@ddrb.org by April 17, 2024. The Recreation Council in St. Charles County is grateful for the funding provided by the DDRB for the voucher program. 

Adapted Pickleball Night for People with Disabilities (SCC), Wednesday, April 24 from 6-9pm Chicken N Pickle, St. Charles, MO. Join us for a fun-filled night where we welcome ALL communities to learn, enjoy and bring awareness to adaptive pickleball. Evening included a beginner clinic & open play for all abilities & skill levels, equipment provided, and 2 sports wheelchairs on site. Spectators are welcome. FREE, but registration is requested.

FREE Virtual Cooking Classes: April 24 and June 12, 2024: Kelly’s Kitchen is sponsoring an accessible and inclusive cooking class series for individuals with disabilities. Our classes are FREE and open to all skill levels, and each cooking class lasts around 90 – 120 minutes. Class time is 3:30 – 5:00 Central Time. Register once, and you are signed up for all the classes: April 24, 2024 = Creamy Grape Salad and Chicken Salad and June 12, 2024 = Easy Fruit Salad with Tuna and Cheese Sandwich. Reserve your spot today

Every Body In, Accessible Paddling and Nature Trail Day (STL), Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am-4:00pm at Audubon Center, 301 Riverlands Way West Alton Missouri 63386. Join us for a day as we welcome “every body”, regardless of body type, age, or physical abilities to the sport of kayaking. Sign up for a guided paddle ride and learn to use our new  universally accessible kayak launch. Stay to explore the Riverland trail storybook stations and bird-watching. Information ~ FLYER

HARBOR Arbor Day for people and families with disabilities (SCC), Saturday April 27, 2024 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (FREE) at Indian Camp Creek Park, 2679 Dietrich Rd., Foristell, MO  63348. This is a FREE event for people of all ages with different abilities and their families. Arbor Day is coming! That’s one of our favorite times to head to the park for Harbor Arbor Day. We’re busy planning an action-packed morning, with a lot of activities and even a little bit of education. Free but RSVP needed. Information (saved in folder)

Free Activities in St. Charles County…

Boys and Girls Club Birthday Bash-O’Fallon (SCC), Saturday, April 13 from 11am-2pm at 1 Club Way, St. Peters MO 63376.  Join the O’Fallon Unit Birthday Bash, a FREE family event celebrating 30 years of serving our vibrant St. Peters and O’Fallon communities. Enjoy music, gardening, club tours, treats and lunch, bounce houses, games, and activities. (PIC in folder) Information

Around Town for Teenagers: Travel can enhance a teenager’s self-esteem, education and worldview, but it’s not always easy to find activities that appeal to them. These St. Louis attractions will challenge teens to give them freedom to explore on their own and introduce them to interesting people.  https://explorestlouis.com/guide/traveling-teenagers/

MO Department of Conservation holds many classes on nature, fishing, wildlife, and more. Information HERE

Overnight Camps are Registering NOW. Camps around Missouri are preparing for the sunny days of summer. EARLY BIRD PRICING for some camps ends soon, so don’t wait to make your summer plans. Download your copy of the 2024 Recreation Council Summer Opportunities Guide for details on a wide variety of programs happening this summer.

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