The spirit of fall is alive at the Rec

As Halloween approaches, the Westlake Recreation Center is getting into the spirit of things. We have numerous programs oriented for the family and young ones to enjoy. Don’t miss out on these fun, Halloween-spirited events. There are other programs if you are interested in exercising, dancing, and drawing that are running in the next week and a half. Here are some of the programs that are being offered.

As I mentioned before Halloween will be here very soon and to kick things off we have the Great Floating Pumpkin Patch taking place on Oct. 22, followed by the children’s Halloween Monster Mash on Oct. 29. There is limited space in both of these events so make sure to sign up quickly.

To keep up with the kids-themed programming, and to accommodate the fall weather, Little Sneakers will allow the kids to play inside and romp around in the gym. Your kids may be too old for Little Sneakers but if you still would like to see them busy, we can help. Since it is fall, this means basketball is just around the corner. To get the kids in shape and spirit, the Demons Basketball Camp will get them going and start on Oct. 28.

If your kids are not interested in romping around in the gym but you would like to see them active, then the D.E.N. Intro class, D.E.N. Jr. class and D.E.N. Boot Camp might be of interest to you. The kids might also like to be busy doing things other than basketball or the fitness room. To provide the kids with something to do we have cooking classes. Kids in the Kitchen and Little Chefs will take place on Oct. 26.

The new session of the Home School Fitness program will start on Oct. 28 for those kids that need to find a PE-oriented class. The kids will learn basic fitness/sports skills, PE games, swimming fundamentals, and most important, have fun.

There is programming for adults, too. If you’re an adult looking to stay fit, keep yourself moving or need help finding a class to get you into shape, look no further. Fit Camp, Yoga for Power, Body Sculpting, and Phenomenal Abdominals will start Oct. 26 or Oct. 28, depending on what class you are considering. If you’re a soon-to-be mom, the Pre/Post Natal class could be the program you are looking for. Advanced Ballroom and Advanced Swing will have you moving and grooving and dancing like the stars in no time.

Other than our fitness and exercise classes we do have classes for those adults who like to show their artistic side. On Oct. 25, bring your steady hand and artistic thinking cap to the Watercolor for Adults class or the Adult Acrylic Paint class. Get the chance to extend your artistic abilities and socialize at the same time.

More information regarding all of these programs can be found at our website at http://www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation/index.aspx or by stopping by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd, calling us at 440-808-5700 or by picking up our new Rec Gazette.

Chris Haldi works for the City of Westlake Recreation Department.

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Volume 2, Issue 21, Posted 4:47 PM, 10.14.2010