SOAR-Social Opportunities And Recreation

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Social Opportunities And Recreation (SOAR)

Special Needs Activities

Recreational programs provide people with varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds an opportunity to come together and share common interests. Please fill out a participant info and liability form before any activities.  Past event photos  and a calendar of events from other programs may be viewed online.  Learn More  

Three ways to register

  1. Call 425-388-6614 and leave a message with your name, number and the activity you would like to sign up for. You will receive a call back during scheduled office hours to confirm your registration.
  2. Email Natalia with the event and name of participant interested. You will receive a confirmation email.
  3. Online (select Activities, $2 fee associated)

Annual Membership and punch cards

Save money and time!
Annual Membership - $60 per year
This membership includes a photo id and unlimited events for an entire year. 
Punch Pass - $25
This card allows you $30 worth of events for only $25.

For more information on our program, contact Natalia Thomas at 425-388-6614. Office hours are 2-5 pm on Tuesdays and 11-2 pm on Wednesdays.

Scheduled Events


Come join us in a new program designed specifically for adapted recreation. These classes are an inclusive place where participants of all ages and abilities will learn the fundamentals of ballet, jazz and free movement. Participants will also gain social skills and confidence all while being free to express themselves through dance. Cost is $40 per participant for each 6-week session. Annual members will receive an exclusive discount! All classes are held at Willis Tucker.

Saturday class times are 
Little Dancers: 9:15-9:45 am
 Beginner Level: 10:00-11:00 am
Intermediate Level: 11:15-12:15 pm

Fall Session 1
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15

Fall Session 2
October 22, 29
November 5, 12*, 19
December 3

(*Please note that due to room conflicts, the Nover 12th beginner and intermediate level classes will be combined at 10 am. Also there will be no class held on November 26th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.)

Family Fun Swim

Family Fun Swim happens on every third Friday of the month.   This is a great environment for families and friends who love to splash, play and float around in a warm, quiet and calm setting.  The fee is $5 and it runs from 6:30-8 p.m.

The Next Swims are:
October 21, 6:30-8 pm
November 18, 6:30-8 pm
December 16, 6:30-8 pm

Maplewood Center's Adaptive Pool
8500 200th Street Southwest
Edmonds, WA 98026

Bowl Night  

Meet us at Evergreen lanes the second Saturday of every month for Bowl Night! Feel free to borrow equipment or bring your own.  Cost per participant:  $5 

5111 Claremont Way, Everett.

Saturday, October 8, 4:30-6:30 pm
Saturday, November 12, 4:30-6:30 pm
Saturday, December 10, 4:30-6:30 pm

Willis Tucker and Other Fun Events:

Halloween Costume Party, Saturday October 22, 6-8 pm
Join us at Willis Tucker Park in your favorite Halloween costume to dance! Along with Dancing, we will be doing some Halloween crafts and enjoying some festive treats. Bring the whole Family to this fun Halloween event! The cost of this event is $5 per participant.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Saturday November 5, 4-6 pm
Sit back and relax at Willis Tucker Park in the Gary Weikel room while we prepare the fixin's and turkey. Bring your family and friends to this annual event and enjoy a warm meal together. The cost of this event is $5 per participant.

Santa's Workshop Saturday, December 3, 1-4 pm Join the elves at Willis Tucker in the Gary Weikel room. Participants will make a total of 5 crafts to give as gifts to their loved ones for the holiday season. Participants will be creating, decorating and wrapping their own gifts so please have a chaperone for those that need extra assistance. The cost of this event is $10 per craft making participant.



If you are interested in volunteering with specialized recreation we could use your help. Whether it is one event per year or every month, we need help in all areas of our program. Please call Natalia at 425-388-6614 for questions and more information or complete the individual volunteer application form and return to Natalia.

We are always looking for ways to improve our program and outreach, please contact Natalia Thomas, adapted recreation specialist at 425-388-6614 with your feedback and suggestions for programming.

Fall Activities