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The City of Wichita offers many ways to 'Evolve' in 2023

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Detail of City of Wichita's 'Evolve' Guide, Winter 2023 Issue

It’s a new year, so why not learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Wichita Park and Rec has tons of options for all ages, and the new winter 2023 issue of the city’s Evolve guide lays it all out.

You can search through all the options at wichita.gov/evolve, but here’s a quick outline:

Starting with the tots age group, there’s recurring storytimes at various library branches, plus the occasional dance party and family activities. In the sports department there’s everything from tennis to tumbling, taking place at recreation centers and community facilities across the city — plus a few visual and performing arts classes.

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In the youth age group there are all kinds of one-off events, including a hands-on engineering demo this Saturday at the Advanced Learning Library and beaded snowflake crafting on January 12th at the Walters branch. The recurring classes in athletics, music, performing and visual arts are starting soon, so get registered at wichita.gov/evolve.

For adults there are book clubs and writing classes, Spanish language classes, and everything digital media and technology, from learning the basics of your smartphone and identity theft prevention to 3D printing and creative digital photography. City Arts offers a wide variety of art classes, so why not finally take up glassblowing or silversmithing? If you’re looking for something more physical, there’s tai chi, yoga, fencing, pickleball, belly dancing and so much more.

The Wichita Park and Rec Evolve guide can be found at wichita.gov/evolve.

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