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Third Thursday Kicks Off a Busy Weekend for Activities through Hutch Rec

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – A busy weekend for Hutch Rec activities gets underway Thursday evening with Third Thursday’s ‘Farewell to Summer’ event in Downtown Hutchinson.

Activities include numerous artists and musicians positioned along Main Street.

“There’s going to be lots of artists’ booths,” Hutch Rec Marketing Manager Loribeth Reynolds said. “Over 11 artists that will be downtown displaying artwork.”

Musicians set to perform include Katie Ziegler at Toy Depot, Zay the Proof and L.S.P. at Crude Media, and Legacy Bible Church at Apron Strings.

As always, many downtown businesses will be open late, and several local vendors will be set up.

Bikers can ride down to Salty Cycles for a bike night event in Cycle Park, featuring food, drinks, popcorn, popsicles, and prizes.

Nature Therapy Day

Nature Therapy Day events take place bright and early on Saturday at 7 a.m. at Dillon Nature Center.

“We’re going to start out with sunrise yoga, there’s going to be a mental health discussion,” Reynolds said.

Other activities include make-and-take projects, tai chi, medication, and kid’s yoga. Food and beverage will be available from Val’s Berry Bowls and Metro Coffee.

“A really fun morning, 7:30 to 12 at Dillon Nature Center,” Reynolds said. “It’s free to attend.”

Muddy Hutch

Also on Saturday, the annual Muddy Hutch 5K and Lil’ Mudder 3K will be held at Fun Valley west of Hutchinson. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Kids, ages 5-12, can participate in the Lil’ Mudder 3K starting at 9 a.m. The Muddy Hutch 5K follows at 10:30 a.m. for ages 12 and up.

“You have clear up until the event to register,” Reynolds said. The cost is $35 for the 3K and $50 for the 5K.

“We save waives of 10 to 15 people every three to five minutes,” she said.

For more information on these events and others, follow Hutch Rec on Facebook or visit https://www.hutchrec.com/.