Upcoming Adult Events
Adults with Down syndrome ages 18+ are invited to join us! All events are funded by the Down Syndrome Guild and space is limited, so please be sure to register early. All attendees must RSVP online using our registration links.
If you are registering for someone but would like communication to be through you, please use your email address, but use the participant's name when you register.
A reminder e-mail will be sent out the Friday before the event to remind participants of the upcoming event and communicate any details or changes about the event.
Jessica Fahey is the newest staff member at DSG and will be leading the CLUB 3-21 program. She has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 5 years, with experience in both the workplace environment and also a creative arts studio. She is very excited to connect and start building relationships with all DSG members!
Photos from a few of our 2019 events:
Working on our cooking skills
We all need more exercise!
Group photo with friends
Open CLUB 3-21 Registrations
Setting Goals and Eating Greens @ DSG: Offered January 7th from 6-8 PM
Join us as we think about what we’d like to accomplish in the coming year and talk about ways we can achieve these goals. We will also talk about the importance of nutrition and eating green foods. We will be preparing our own salads and all will leave with three things we’d like to accomplish in 2020.
(Closes 1-3-20 @ 12 pm)
Take the Stage KC @ DSG: Offered January 21st from 6-8 PM
Take the Stage is a high-energy dance program designed to uplift and inspire. They teach individuals how to strive for their personal best, never give up, and be willing to take a chance. Each class is led by a trained instructor and a musician, and classes are dynamic, rigorous, fun and success-oriented. Take the Stage classes challenge individuals to approach tasks with maximum effort and energy helps them to learn that focus, concentration, tenacity, and determination can be fun and rewarding.
(Closes 1-17-20 @ 12 pm)
Bowling and Maintaining Friendships @ Park Lanes : Offered February 4th from 6-8 PM
While bowling and having fun with friends, we will work on our hand eye coordination, our balance and strengthening muscles. We will also discuss habits of a good friend and ways to maintain friendships.
(Registration closes 1/31 at 6 PM)
Table and Dinner Etiquette @ DSG : Offered February 18th from 6-8 PM
Janis of Etiquette KC will join us as we talk about and practice proper table manners. We will cover table manners, first impressions, introductions, grooming, respecting each other and much more!
(Registration closes 2/14 at 6PM)
Social Media - What is it and how should I use it? @ DSG : Offered March 10th from 6-8 PM
Tips on how to keep safe on social media and the internet. DSG’s Marketing Director, Vanessa Figg, will help lead this class and provide information regarding how much to share on the internet and how social media can be used as a tool to keep in touch with your friends and family.
(Registration closes 3/6 at 6 PM)
Volunteering at Harvesters @ Harvesters Food Bank : Offered March 24th from 6-8 PM
Join us as we help Kansas City’s largest food bank sort food to be distributedto those in need.We encourage you to bring food from home that you don’t reach for or purchase a few extra items at the grocery store to donate to Harvesters.
(Registration closes 3/20 at 6PM)
Family Night at the Mavericks Game @ Silverstein Eye Arena in Independence, MO
Game Time: February 1st, 2020 @ 7:05pm and Bobblehead Give-Away Night
Self-Advocate Tickets: $10, Family Tickets $15 (Ages 2 and under free)
This will be a night where any and all family is welcome to join in the fun! Family members must purchase their own tickets, and a ticket for their adult with Down syndrome. DSG has reduced the cost of the self-advocate ticket and will pick up some of the cost. This is a great opportunity for families to go out together with all their friends from DSG! The theme of the evening is the Mascot's birthday party so all the mascots from all the local colleges, professional teams, etc will be there including KC Wolf, Slugger, etc. It's going to be a great time. Get tickets through the Mavericks website here.