September 2023 News

Entrance to the CUSR Center building.

September is full of fun at CUSR! Check out our Youth & Teen, Adult, Athletics, and Registration Deadlines by clicking through the tabs below.

Youth & Teen

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CUSR After School Program

Ages 5-High School Graduate

Fill your afternoons with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, and hanging out with friends at the CUSR Center! We offer an amazing and safe atmosphere where participants will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills. To reserve your spot, pay the $10 non-refundable deposit per child, per month. The remaining balance will be due on the deadline listed below by 5pm. Participants will be dropped if payment is not made by the deadline in order to offer the spot to a wait-listed participant.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CUSR’s After School Program starts at 2:30. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to coordinate a drop off time with the bus responsible for transporting their child to ensure an appropriate drop off time.

CUSR After School >>


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Beef and Boards – Grumpy Old Men

Ages 18+

Let’s hit the road to Indianapolis and enjoy a cool experience at Beef and Boards Dinner Theater! We will enjoy the comedy Grumpy Old Men and a nice buffet.

Beef & Boards >>

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Dave & Buster’s Trip

Ages 20+

If you love great food and games this will be a great trip for you. Join us at Dave & Buster’s you will receive 275 gaming chips and some tasty lunch! Meal and game chips are included in the fee. Please meet and pick-up at the CUSR Center.

Dave & Busters >>

Participants in a theater performance

Theater 101

Ages 18+

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran on stage or just starting out, this course is perfect for you! Actors will meet twice a week to learn the basics, rehearse their roles, and much more! At the end of this 8-week course, all actors will perform in a Wizard of Oz cabaret-style show!

Theater 101 >>

Other Great Adult Activities in September!

Adult’s Day-In Program
Ages 19+

Let us fill your day with fun crafts, games, and activities, while also hanging out with friends and experiencing new things within our community. Why stay at home when you can be in a fun zone!

Adults' Day-In>>

5 Corner Program
Ages 14+

CUSR presents five programs that consist of fun and cool interactive activites, as well as field trips. Join us for one or more!

5 Corner Program >>

Photography Club
Ages 14+

Capture scenic memories and learn photography skills! We will spend the next four weeks building photography portfolios by visiting scenic areas and using backdrops.

Photography Club >>

Flash Free Program – FREE Program
Ages 14+

Free never felt so good! Enjoy some free and creative programs at CUSR.

Flash Free Programs >>

The Screen Team
Ages 16+

Join the Screen Team as we enjoy a monthly movie with friends. Ticket is included in the price.

The Screen Team >>

Let’s D.I.Y.
Ages 14+

It’s time to get creative and make cool inventions! Spend the afternoon getting inspired with your friends.

Let's D.I.Y. >>

Crafts & Snacks
Ages 16+

Embrace your talents by making tons of fun crafts and yummy treats.

Crafts & Snacks >>

Theater 101
Ages 18+

Improvish >>

Chef’s Club
Ages 16+

Learn how to cook or brush up on your cooking skills! Put your aprons on and get your stomachs ready for some great food.

Chef's Club >>

Karaoke & Dancing
Ages 16+

ATTENTION all singers and dancers. Show off your talent on the karaoke machine. Whether you choose today’s hits or the classics, it’s going to be a great time!

Karaoke & Dancing >>

City Tours
Ages 18+

Get ready for a fun adventure in C-U! We will check out local businesses for a day filled with food and fun. Meals and activites are included in the fee. This session we will visit Hickory River and Brainstorm Escape.

City Tours>>

Special Olympics & Athletics

Participant playing Badminton

Special Olympic Dates to Know

Volleyball Regional Competition
September 24
Millikin University| Decatur, IL.

People doing activities in a gymnasium.

Golf Skills

Ages 14+

Do you want to learn how to gold or tune up your game? This program is for you! We will spend time at the driving range working on our driving, chipping, and putting skills.

Golf Skills >>


Ages 13+

Bocce is a sport that is similar to bowling, but is played in the grass. So, if you want the fun of bowling and the refreshing feeling of being outside, Bocce is your game!

Bocce >>

Strikes & Spares

Ages 13+

Bring your friends to the bowling alley for some fun! Perfect your skills while socializing with your friends and meeting new ones. Participants will be assigned to lanes and can bowl up to two games.

Strikes & Spares >>

Mustang Cheerleading

Ages 13+

GO! FIGHT! WIN! Help encourage our fellow Mustang athletes on our cheerleading squad. Over the course of this program we will learn basic choreography, plus several different cheers. Show your team spirit and join in on the fun! Uniform and pom-poms included in the price.

Cheerleading >>

Events & More

Registration for the 11th Annual Cupcake 5K is open! Join us on Sunday, November 5th at Carle at the Fields trail for this sweet race. Register here!

CUSR Fall Guide cover

The CUSR Fall guide is out now and registration is open! Stop by CUSR and grab your copy today!


St. Louis Overnight Trip
Take in all that St. Louis has to offer on this adventure! Vacation at a cool themed AIR BNB. Hang out at Union station, St. Louis Aquarium, Six Flags and much more! Program fee includes lodging, meals, and admission. Please bring extra money for souvenirs and snacks.
When: Sept 29-Oct 1
Deadline: Sep 1

September Deadlines

Youth & Teen Deadlines:

Adult & Special Event Deadlines:

Athletics & Special Olympics:

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