Fall time fun

The end of October brings the fun and creative side out in people. Halloween is just around the corner and the Westlake Recreation Center has plenty of programs to suit the occasion.

The Friday night before Halloween, October 30, dress the kids up and test out their costumes before the big night of trick-or-treating and come to the Monster Mash Halloween Party at the Rec Center. The children will get to trick-or-treat around the building and enjoy games and activities in our community rooms including a monster mash dance party. Hurry and sign the kids up before the October 23 deadline.  

After Halloween those pumpkins that you spent time carving and making them look the scariest they could possibly be, they just sit around, get old and you end up throwing them away. Well instead of just throwing them away this year, head on up to the Rec Center with your pumpkin and take part in The Great Pumpkin Roll. The day after Halloween, Sunday November 1st the sledding hill will be set up with contests for you to participate in and to test your pumpkin rolling skills.

It’s not to late to sign up for Pony Lessons Jr. Get the chance to take your child to learn about ponies, play games and have horse and pony story lines. This is a great opportunity to let the kids have fun and learn all at the same time. Classes start November 7th. 

Looking for something the whole family can do? Come to the Rec Center and sign up for the Family Dance. On November 6th the Rec Center will host a family dance that will have a live DJ. Each family will be provided a photo memento of the fun evening.

Since school is out on November 3rd, the kids might need somewhere to go. Look no further. The Rec Center has a No School Day Camp for kids grades K-6. The kids will play games, go swimming, have art projects and other fun activities in a supervised setting. The children will need to bring a lunch, towel and swimsuit for the day camp. Children always need to be watched. Who’s to watch after them? Babysitters, right? Well the Westlake Recreation Center has a class just for those Babysitters. On November 3rd, the Rec Center has an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Course to offer to individuals ages 11 to 15. This course will provide information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians.

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 6:52 PM, 10.20.2009