HESSTON — Here are the events for October 2011 at the Hesston Wellness Center.

• Oct. 1 through 31: Walkabout Gallery Artwork provided by Jeff Heidel.


HESSTON — Here are the events for October 2011 at the Hesston Wellness Center.
• Oct. 1 through 31: Walkabout Gallery Artwork provided by Jeff Heidel.
• Tuesdays in October: $2 Tuesdays. Enjoy the Wellness Center for just $2 on Tuesdays during the month of October. This does not include Zumba.
• Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25: AARP Walking Program. This 10-week incentive walking program is free and open to members of all ages in the area communities. This class meets at HWC at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. Free pedometers to all participants.
• Oct. 4, 5 and 6: “The Dust Bowl Revisited.” Film footage and eyewitness accounts will document the Dust Bowl of the 1930s that devastated areas of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. This course cost is $35 for all three sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Schowalter Villa Chapel. Schowalter Villa residents and HWC members register at the Wellness Center, and others can register by calling (877) 404-5823. For more information, call (620) 327-3428.
• Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Oil Painting Club meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Creative Arts Studio. If you enjoy painting, this is the club for you!
• Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Yoga Flow meets in the Garden Level room from 5:15 to 6 p.m.
• Oct. 5: Walk Your Kids to School Day will take place at Hesston Elementary School. If your kid walks or rides their bike to school they will receive candy from HWC. Kids should aim for at least 30 minutes (or more) of physical activity every day.
• Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26: Aqua Zumba will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the HWC pool.
• Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28: Tai Chi. Beginning Tai Chi will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays. Advanced Tai Chi will meet from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
• Oct. 11: Healthy Families Workshop. A free workshop to teach families healthy eating and exercise habits featuring Sharon Penner. Parents and children (kindergarten through sixth grade) are invited to this workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hesston Wellness Center.  Healthy snacks and activities for kids will be provided.
• Oct. 14, 20 and 21: Extra Family Swim will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in addition to the regular times.
• Oct. 15: Oil Painting Workshop. Class meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Creative Arts Studio. Pre-register at the front desk.
• Oct. 22: No Weekend Water Warriors.
• Oct. 22: Schowalter Villa 50th anniversary. Enjoy appetizers and desserts from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hesston Mennonite Church followed by a program.
For more information contact the Hesston Wellness Center at (620) 327-2323.