Holiday time is fun time

The holidays are fast approaching and 'tis the season to give and give and also have a little fun! On Saturday Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Black Dog Lacrosse, in conjunction with the Westlake Recreation Department, will host an Introductory Charity Lacrosse Clinic. This clinic will be held in the gym of the Westlake Recreation Center and is open to all boys and girls in grades K-6.

There is no fee to participate; however, all participants are required to bring in a FULL bag of groceries – dry, nonperishable food items. No expired food, please. These items will be then donated to the Westlake Assistance Program.

This is an introductory clinic for those players new to the game or with less than two years experience. The clinic will focus on stick skills as well as basic passing and team-building skills. Bring your lacrosse stick or you may borrow one from us. All participants MUST be pre-registered in order to attend. You may do so by registering at the Westlake Recreation Center.

The Westlake Recreation Department is also offering the following events for the holiday season:

Holiday Ornaments (Ages 5-8) – Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Thursday, Dec. 4 (4:15-5 p.m.) – How cute would it be to have “hand made” ornaments from your child? We will make salt dough ornaments for your tree. Kids will make the ornaments on the first day then come back to decorate them once they dry. Fee: $8/member; $12/non-member.

Holiday House Workshop (Ages 5-8) – Thursday, Dec. 18 (4-5 p.m. OR 5:15-6:15 p.m.) – Decorate your own small holiday house made out of graham crackers. All supplies are included. Any child under the age of 7 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $10/member; $15/non-member.

Letters to Santa (Ages 3-8) – Deadline Dec. 15 – Kids can drop their letters to Santa and we will “mail” them to the North Pole. Children will receive an electronic response from Santa. Letters can be dropped off at the Recreation Center in the special “North Pole” mailbox no later than Dec. 15. Registration is required. Free to members of the Westlake Recreation Center. Non-members may register for only $2 per child.

For more on these and other programs, visit, stop by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd., or pick up our new Rec Gazette.

Jim Dispirito

Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 9:52 AM, 11.25.2014