Adaptive Recreation Friday Night Socials

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Friday Night Social Activities

Designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 13 and older.  Friday Night Social Activities are scheduled the first two Fridays of each month unless there is a closure for a holiday or other reason.  Please see the 2019 calendar of events below.

The activities promote socialization and fun and are great opportunities to get together with friends as well as meet new people.  Any participants requiring direct supervision should come with a responsible adult.  Supervising staff/adults do not have to pay admission fees.

Transportation is not provided by the City of Tempe to and from the Friday Night Socials.  Please ensure that participants have reliable forms of transportation and are scheduled for pick by the scheduled end time of the activity.

Questions: Please contact Samantha Mason at 480.858.2469 or samantha_mason@tempe.gov for more information.

First Friday

The first Friday of each month features a rotation that includes Bingo, Movie Night and Karaoke & Game Night.

Bingo Nights
Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 East Southern Ave.
$3.00
Paid admission will include two bingo cards.  Each round will have at least 3 winners who get to choose from a variety prizes.  

Movie Nights
Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 East Southern Ave.
$2.00
Paid admission includes a snack and a drink. The movie will have an MPAA rating of G, PG, or PG-13.

Karaoke Nights
Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 East Southern Ave.
$3.00
Paid admission provides the opportunity to sing karaoke songs, watch and cheer for other singers while socializing with their peers. Participants can bring their own music (with appropriate lyrics) on a CD or mp3 player, or they can choose from our large selection of songs already available. Snack and drinks are available for purchase.

Second Friday

The second Friday is our themed social dance, featuring a DJ playing a mix of current hit songs and classics.   Vending machines offering various snacks and soda are on-site.

Social Dances
Edna Vihel Arts Center, 3340 S. Rural Rd., next to the Tempe Public Library
$4.00
Paid admission will include having your name entered into the door prize drawing, which is held at 8 p.m. Punch and cookies are also available at no extra charge. 

2019-2020 Calendar of Friday Social Night Activities

Dec. 6 - Movie
Dec. 13 -
Dance - Winter Wonderland Dance

Jan. 3 - No Activity, Happy New Years!
Jan. 10 -
Dance - New Years Eve

Feb. 7 - Karaoke
Feb. 14 -
Dance - Valentine's Dance

Mar. 6 - Bingo
Mar. 13 -
Dance - St. Patrick's Day Dance

Apr. 3 - Movie
Apr. 10 -
Dance - Earth Day Dance

May 1 - Karaoke 
May 8 -
Dance - Spring Fling Dance 

June 5 - Bingo 
June 12 -
Dance - No Dance
                 Due to event at the Edna Vihel Arts Center

July 5 - No Activity, Happy 4th of July!
July 10 -
Dance - 4th of July Dance 

Aug. 5 - Movie
Aug. 10 -
Dance -Summer Time Dance

Sep. 4  - No Activity, Happy Labor Day!
Sep. 11 - 
Dance -Pirate's Dance 

Oct. 2  - Karaoke 
Oct. 9 - 
Dance -Halloween Dance  

Nov. 6  - Bingo
Nov. 13 - 
Dance -Fall Dance  

Dec. 4  - Movie 
Dec. 11 - 
Dance -Winter Formal 

  

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