Beat the heat at the Westlake Rec Center

The kids will need something to do or somewhere to go during the summer, and you might want to keep yourself busy, too, by beating the heat. The Westlake Recreation Center has a program for you, the kids, or the entire family to keep yourselves cool. Here are some programs that are coming up soon. Don't forget to check out our website or our program book for more information about programs that are not mentioned.

Here’s something for the young ones. Playful Preschoolers is for children ages 3.5-5. This program is taught by preschool teachers that will have the children learn, play and explore. The kids will enjoy making crafts, large muscle activity, academic enrichment, music and snacks. The fun, new learning experiences start Monday, July 19.

Enhance your golf skills by signing up to take Beginners Golf Lessons or Intermediate Golf Lessons. You can even sign up your child to take Kids on the Kourse. All lessons start Monday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 21. Help lower your golf score and improve your game with these lessons.

Soccer is a growing sport and with people watching the World Cup, more and more are catching on. Westlake Soccer Camp with take place the week of July 19. Running Monday to Friday this camp is geared for kids ages 5-14. Get the chance to improve your skills and receive hands on instruction from coaches and players.

Drawing can be a fun and artistic way to tell a story or a feeling. July 19 and July 22 mark the start of Youth Drawing, The Power of Drawing and Cartooning for Kids. These classes are geared for kids between the ages of 3.5-12, depending on which class you choose. The kids will learn the basic skills and techniques needed to begin drawing their own masterpieces.

Look in your mailbox for our new “Rec Gazette.” This informative newspaper will be published 6 times a year and will feature our current program offerings, recipes, and other interesting facts. Registration for fall programs begins July 20.

More information regarding programs and events, please make your way up to the Westlake Recreation Center which is located at 28955 Hilliard Blvd., call us at 440-808-5700 or go to our website at www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation.

Chris Haldi works for the City of Westlake Recreation Department.

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Volume 2, Issue 14, Posted 9:35 AM, 07.09.2010