Summer is at the Rec

The weather might not be putting you into the summer mood as of late but the Westlake Recreation Center can help the cold weather blues. As of April 10, summer registration has begun. We have the new summer program book out for all to check out and see what we are offering. This should help boost your blues. Check out these summer programs that we have coming up.

If you like to get creative and problem solve, this contest is for you. The Cardboard Boat Races for kids ages 7 and up will be taking off April 23 starting at 7 p.m. in the Aquatics Center. Grab a friend to design a boat made out of cardboard and packing tape that will be able to hold the both of you. Test your skills and boat-making abilities against other kids your age.

Here’s a class for your child age 3-5 to try out something new – our Yoga Kids class. This class will focus on learning breathing techniques, moving energy, and of course various yoga poses. This fun and playful class will start Monday April 26 at 1 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m.

Does drawing interest you or would you like to develop the skills necessary to put your thoughts to paper? Check out our The Power of Drawing classes. We are offering classes for kids ages 3.5-5 and a class for kids ages 6-12. Drawing is a skill that is the bedrock for future artistic success and through these lessons the kids will see an increase in their art abilities.

Try out your baseball skills in our annual Pitch, Hitch and Run. This competition is open to both boys and girls ages 7-14. It will take place May 1 at 10 a.m. at Field #1 at the Recreation Center.

Calling all kids ages 6-12 that would like to learn more about horses. Pony Lessons is the class for you. The kids will learn the basics to riding, horse care, grooming, saddling, bridling, stable care and safety. Classes will start May 1 at 10:45 a.m. and May 4 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information regarding programs and events, please call the Westlake Recreation Center at 440-808-5700 or go to our website at

Chris Haldi works for the City of Westlake Recreation Department.

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 11:35 AM, 04.16.2010