Adapted Recreation Friday Night Socials

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Friday Night Social Activities

Designed for individuals with 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 for more information.

First Friday

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

For Bingo, paid admission will include two bingo cards.  Each round will have at least 3 winners who get to choose from a variety of food, snack and non-perishable items.  Grand prizes usually consist of higher priced items, such as shirts, and gift cards.  

For Movie Night, paid admission includes a snack (popcorn or candy) and a drink (water or soda).  The movie will have an MPAA rating of G, PG, or PG-13. Please refer to the movie's MPAA rating and Google the parental guide to check the content of the movie to ensure you feel the movie is appropriate.  

For Karaoke, 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.

Unless otherwise noted, Bingo, Move Night and Karaoke & Game Night are held at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe.

Second Friday

The second Friday is our themed social dance, featuring a DJ playing a mix of current hit songs and classics.  Paid admission will include having your name entered into the door prize drawing, which is typically held around 8 p.m. Punch and cookies are also available at no extra charge.  Vending machines offering various snacks and soda are on-site.

Unless otherwise noted, Social Dances are held at the Edna Vihel Center, 3340 S. Rural Rd., next to the Tempe Public Library.

2019 Calendar of Friday Social Night Activities

April 5 - Movie
April 12 -
Dance - Carnival Theme

May 3 - Karaoke
May 10 - 
Dance - Fiesta Theme

June 7 - Bingo
June 14 -
 Dance - Beach Theme

July 5 - No Activity
July 12 - 
Dance - Country/Western Theme

Aug. 2 - Movie
Aug. 9 - 
Dance - Hollywood Theme

Sept. 6 - Karaoke
Sept. 13 - 
Dance - Under the Sea Theme

Oct. 4 - Bingo
Oct. 11 - 
Dance - Halloween Theme

Nov. 1 - Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 8 -
 Dance - 1970's Theme

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


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