Recreation

Upcoming Bay Village Recreation Department programs

Flag Football, Grades 1/2 & Grades 3/4
Games: Saturdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 29
Practices and games start soon, sign up now! Get a head start on learning and improving football skills.

Youth Girls Volleyball League, Grades 4-8
Games: Saturdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12
Learn the fundamentals of volleyball in a fun, recreational environment. Teams practice one hour per week in addition to Saturday games, all located at the middle school gym.

Youth Basketball Clinic, Grades 1-8
Sundays, October 9, 16, 23
Boys: 12-2:00 p.m.
Girls: 2-4:00 p.m.
All clinics take place in the middle school gym.

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Volume 3, Issue 18, Posted 4:25 PM, 09.07.2011

Still plenty of summertime left! Visit the Westlake Rec.

Peterson Pool Information

Peterson Pool, located in Clague Park, is the city of Westlake’s outdoor public pool. The pool is open to both residents and non-residents. The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

For more information including costs and membership information, please see our web site at www.wlrec.org.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (Ages 6-15)

The NFL, Punt, Pass & Kick program is open to all boys and girls ages 6-15. Participants must register at the field no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a copy of their birth certificate. This program is free. Competition starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Westlake Recreation Center’s football fields.

Pass & Catch (Ages 4-6)

Jump start kids to the sport of football. Boys and girls can learn how to hold, run, kick, pass and catch a football. This fun environment uses soft footballs on a smaller field. Fee of $45 ($55 for non-residents) includes football, jersey and certificate. Saturdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 8, 9-10 a.m.

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Volume 3, Issue 16, Posted 2:51 PM, 08.09.2011

Summertime continues at the Westlake Rec!

Peterson Pool Information

Peterson Pool, located in Clague Park, is the city of Westlake’s outdoor public pool. The pool is open to both residents and non-residents. The pool is open weekdays from 1-8 p.m. Starting August 6, the pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

For more information including costs and membership information, please see our website at www.wlrec.org.

Westlake Soccer Camp (Ages 5-14)

WHS Coach Mike Besu runs this camp designed for kids who want to work on their soccer skills during the summer.  Full Day and Half Day sessions are available.

August 1-5 (Westlake Recreation Center Fields)

Half Day 9-11:30 a.m.

Full Day 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Full-day campers need to bring a lunch)

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Volume 3, Issue 15, Posted 3:31 PM, 07.26.2011

Sign up now for Bay Rec's 5/6-grade tackle football

Enjoy the great game of tackle football and participate in the Little Southwest Conference League! Season begins week of August 8; practices will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and games will be played on Saturdays. 

The cost is $140/player and the registration deadline is July 19. Late fee is $10.

Register online at www.bayrec.org or in person at the Recreation Dept. Please feel free to call us with questions at 440-871-6755.

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Volume 3, Issue 14, Posted 2:05 PM, 07.12.2011

Bay Village Recreation's upcoming fall programs

FLAG FOOTBALL, GRADES 1-4

Grades 1-2 will practice for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute game on Saturdays; an optional practice during the week is at the coaches' discretion. Grades 3-4 will practice one day during the week and games are played on Saturdays. Parent volunteers are needed as coaches! The season starts September 17 at 9:30 a.m. for grades 1-2, 11 a.m. for grades 3-4.

Location: Hartman Field

Season: Saturdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 29

Fee: $75 (non-resident: $95)

Deadline: Sept. 1 (late fee $10)

Register online www.bayrec.org

CHEERLEADING, GRADES 5-6

Show your spirit and join the Head Cheerleading coach from Bay High! Cheer on your classmates during football games! The season begins in early September and ends in late October. Practices will be during the week and games are on Saturdays. For more information, contact the Bay Village Recreation Dept. 440-871-6755

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Volume 3, Issue 14, Posted 2:05 PM, 07.12.2011

Modern-day treasure hunting with geocaches

Have you ever seen a family searching through the woods or park for something? The family may have been looking for a Geocache!  

Going geocaching is a great way to go on an exciting treasure hunt with the family! A geocache is a container filled with prizes. To find one, you will need some directions with a GPS device that may be obtained on a smart phone application.

These directions will tell you where to look and how many feet you are from the treasure if you are heading in the right direction. Once you find the geocache, you can take as many prizes as you want from the cache, but you must put in the same number of prizes that were taken out. You do this because more kids will want to find the same cache. The treasures are small, such as silly bands, rings and gogo's. Inside the cache, along with the "treasures," will be a paper log to sign your name and date.

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Volume 3, Issue 13, Posted 6:46 PM, 06.28.2011

Westlake celebrates the Fourth of July, Bicentennial style!

CITY OF WESTLAKE JULY 4, 2011

10:00 AM    Parade Kicks Off on Hilliard Blvd.

Crocker Park Events

10:00 AM    Classic Car Show at Crocker Park

11:00 DJ EAZY Spinning Tunes

12:00 PM     Americana -Mayor Clough, City Council & Westlake Students celebrate America’s birthday.

1:00 PM       Geeze Cats Perform

Balloon Clowns, Face Painters and Glitter Tattoo artists will be there.

Clague Park Events

Starting at 4:00 PM - Food vendors will be available including; Ironwood Café, Bailey’s Boardwalk Fries, Romeo’s Pizza, Dippin Dots Ice Cream, Island Delights Smoothies, Zog Dog Hot Dogs & Nuts & Such.

6:00 DJ Eazy @ Gazebo                    

Fireworks begin at Dusk

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Volume 3, Issue 13, Posted 6:36 PM, 06.28.2011

Fish stories

I grew up in a household where the boys got to go fishing and the girls got to bake cookies for the boys to take fishing, so recently, when the opportunity arose to go fishing for the very first time with a group of hard-core fisherwomen from Avon Lake – I jumped on it like a cat on a bug.

“Come by around noon,” Captain Linda instructed, “and don’t wear heels.” 

In a Boston Whaler equipped with an inflatable musical toilet, we headed out about a mile offshore into Lake Erie, the sun sparkling on the water like tin foil. Already, I loved the feeling of leaving the telephone, the computer and all that dirty laundry back on shore. Suddenly, I noticed they had already caught a bucket full of small fish.

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Volume 3, Issue 13, Posted 6:46 PM, 06.28.2011

Fun for everyone at Westlake Rec!

Peterson Pool Information

Peterson Pool, located in Clague Park, is the city of Westlake’s outdoor public pool. The pool is open to both residents and non-residents from 1-8 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekends. For more information, including costs and membership information, please see our website at www.wlrec.org.

Phil Bova Baseball Camp (ages 7-14)

Westlake Recreation Fields, June 20-24 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) – Coach Phil Bova leads a staff with over 200 years of coaching experience. Coaches from all levels of play will be present to instruct everything from hitting and throwing to actual game playing. The camp includes daily lunch, shirt, cap, guest speakers and a tremendous staff.  To register, visit www.bovacamps.com.

Get Fit

Various fitness classes are offered here at the Westlake Recreation Center including, Yoga, Zumba, Phenomenal Abdominals, Spinning and other fitness-oriented classes. For more information and class schedules please visit our website at www.wlrec.org

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Volume 3, Issue 12, Posted 2:23 PM, 06.14.2011

Get fit after school next year!

A new venture between the Westlake Recreation Dept. and Westlake Schools will offer students a safe, yet fun and active, place to go after school. The Fit ‘N’ Fun After School Camp will open to fifth- and sixth-graders at the start of the 2011-2012 school year.

Students will be bused from Parkside Intermediate School to the Rec Center, where the trained staff will combine fitness with fun. Daily lessons and activities will include basketball, volleyball, nutrition instruction, access to the D.E.N. teen fitness area and other fitness programs.

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Volume 3, Issue 11, Posted 3:11 PM, 06.01.2011

Splashing into summer, Westlake Recreation style

Peterson Pool Information

Peterson Pool, located in Clague Park, is the city of Westlake’s outdoor public pool. The pool is open to both residents and non-residents. Peterson Pool will open its doors for the summer on Saturday, June 4. The pool is open 1-8 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekends. For more information, including costs and membership information, please see our website at www.wlrec.org.

Pee-Wee Coed Softball (ages 4-6)

Come and join one of our longest-running programs. Boys and girls get their first taste of America’s pastime, baseball. Children will need to bring their own glove we will take care of the rest. Participants will learn the basics including how to throw, catch, hit and run the bases. We use a softened, smaller softball for our lessons. This is a coach-pitched program. Classes start the week of June 13.

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Volume 3, Issue 11, Posted 3:08 PM, 06.01.2011

Get out, get fit at Westlake Recreation!

Peterson Pool Information

Registration for Peterson Pool Learn to Swim classes will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 7:00 a.m.-noon for Westlake residents only. Open registration for non-residents will be held on Wednesday, May 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for residents and $65 for non-residents. A $10 discount is available when signing up a child for more than one session or signing up multiple children.

Royal Tea Party (ages 3-5)

Thursday, May 19 (11-11:45 a.m. OR 1-1:45 p.m.) – Come and listen to a princess story. We will make crowns with jewels and edible princess/prince necklaces. We will also have cupcake snack and wash it down with some royal punch. We shall have a splendid good time! Feel free to dress like your favorite princess or prince. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for residents.

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Volume 3, Issue 9, Posted 4:43 PM, 05.03.2011

Fishing for fun in Westlake

Peterson Pool Information

Registration for Peterson Pool Learn to Swim classes will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 7:00 a.m.-noon for Westlake residents only. Open registration for non-residents will be held on Wednesday, May 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for residents and $65 for non-residents. A $10 discount is available when signing up a child for more than one session or signing up multiple children.

VIP Special Needs Baseball

Starting its seventh season, the VIP baseball program will begin on Saturday, April 16. Indoor Spring Training will be held at the Westlake Recreation Center. This program is open to any school-age child with special needs from any community. Practices will move outside and to Sunday nights in May. For more information, please contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

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Volume 3, Issue 8, Posted 6:22 PM, 04.19.2011

Get ready for summer: Sign up for Bay Rec programs!

Happy spring! Visit us online at www.bayrec.org or in person at the recreation department Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We will have extended hours from May 7–June 11 on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-noon. This is a great time to purchase your summer pool pass and register for summer programs.

We are looking forward to a fun-filled summer! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 440-871-6755 or info@bayrec.org.

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Volume 3, Issue 8, Posted 6:29 PM, 04.19.2011

Springtime equals shape-up time at the Westlake Rec

VIP Special Needs Baseball

Beginning Saturday, 16 (6 p.m.) – Starting its seventh season, the VIP baseball program is open to any school-age child with special needs from any community. Indoor Spring Training will be held at the Westlake Recreation Center. Practices will move outside in May and move to Sunday nights. For more information, please contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

English Rose & Black Tie Etiquette (Grades 1-5)

Thursdays, April 14 – May 19 (6-7 p.m.) – This popular etiquette course will include materials and weekly class supplies. Students are taught how to act in everyday social situations at home and away. Something fun and new is presented each week to help students be the best that they can be.

Learn to Swim Classes

Next session begins the week of April 11. Various classes at various times are offered. For more information, please contact our aquatics department at 440-808-5700, ext. 3420.

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 3:18 PM, 04.05.2011

Upcoming programs at the Bay Village Recreation Department

RUGBY CLINIC (TOUCH/ TAP, GRADES 5-8)

Saturdays, April 30 – May 28 (3-5 p.m.) – Must have a minimum of 20 players. Fee is $50/residents, $65/non-residents. Deadline to register is April 16 (late fee: $10). Location: Diamond 1 Baseball Outfield (Dover Center and Lake roads).

VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (GRADES 4-8)

Wednesdays, April 13, 20, 27 (6:30-8 p.m.) – Refine your volleyball skills during the three-day clinic. Fee is $65/residents, $80/non-residents. Location: Community Gym (west-entrance doors of Bay Middle School).

BEAT THE RUSH! PURCHASE YOUR 2011 POOL MEMBERSHIP TODAY

Bay Village residents only. Early-bird special ends May 10. Purchase your membership with proof of residency at the Recreation Department office. Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Extended office hours from May 7-June 11: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 3:20 PM, 04.05.2011

Safe boating program informational meeting April 13

Parents and children interested in learning about a free safe boating program for seventh-grade students should plan to attend an information meeting on Wednesday, April 13, at the Bay Youth Center. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. to distribute sign-up materials, discuss the program and answer questions. 

This program is open to all seventh-grade children in the Western suburbs. Students enrolled in the program will complete the Ohio Boating Education Course which is required by law for any person born after 1982 to operate a power driven boat over 10 horsepower. This class will be held on May 14 and 21 and is mandatory.

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 3:26 PM, 04.05.2011

News and events from Westlake Rec

Middle school girls win Recreation League Championship!

The Westlake Demons seventh and eighth grade recreation girls basketball team won the West Suburban Recreation League Championship on March 12. The Demons accomplished the feat by beating the previously unbeaten Columbia Raiders 20-14. 

Coach Jim Schultz’s squad was the No. 3 seeded team and upset the No. 2 team from Middleburg Heights, then upset the No. 1-ranked Columbia Raiders to win the first-ever championship for a Westlake Recreational basketball team. Congrats to Coach Jim and his team.

Spring Break Day Camp (grades K-6)

March 28 – April 1 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) – Enjoy the spring break at the Rec Center one day at a time or join us for the whole week. The camp is designed to keep kids entertained with games, swimming, art projects and other fun stuff in a supervised setting. Children will need to bring a brown bag lunch, towel and swimsuit. An afternoon snack is provided. Daily rate is $30/Member, $45/Resident, $50/Non-Resident. Weekly rate is $150/Member, $225/Resident, $250/Non-Resident.

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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 9:50 AM, 03.22.2011

It's good, clean fun when local teens get 'locked in' at the rec center

From 9 p.m. on Friday, February 25, until 5 a.m. the next morning, 115 teens attended the Westshore Young Leaders Lock In at the Westlake Recreation Center. High school teens from Bay Village, Westlake, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Lakewood and North Olmsted enjoyed a night of swimming, basketball, volleyball, corn hole, karaoke, dancing and movies.

School administrators, police officers, teachers, counselors, parents, and Westshore Enforcement Bureau staff chaperoned this fun-filled event. Students from the Westshore communities had fun forming friendships with teens from other schools while enjoying a night of alcohol-free and drug-free activities.

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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 9:46 AM, 03.22.2011

March Madness comes to the Westlake Rec Center!

March 28 – April 1 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Spring Break Day Camp (grades K-6) – Enjoy the spring break at the Rec Center one day at a time or join us for the whole week. The camp is designed to keep kids entertained with games, swimming, art projects and other fun stuff in a supervised setting. Children will need to bring a brown bag lunch, towel and swimsuit. An afternoon snack is provided. Daily rate is $30/Member, $45/Resident, $50/Non-Resident. Weekly rate is $150/Member, $225/Resident, $250/Non-Resident.

Wednesday, March 16 (3:30-4:15 p.m.) Little Chefs (ages 4-6) – This basic class will teach kids how to make simple and tasty recipes with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Supplies are included. Parents are asked to stay and assist. Cost is $10/Member, $15/Resident, $20/Non-Resident.

Wednesday, March 16 (4:30-5:30 p.m.) Kids in the Kitchen (ages 7-12) – Same as the Little Chefs class but more hands-on and involved. Parents, please notify the instructor of any food allergies upon registering. St. Patrick’s Day theme. Cost is $10/Member, $15/Resident, $20/Non-Resident.

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 10:00 AM, 03.08.2011

Spring sportstime is coming, register now in Westlake!

Highlighted programs for March:

Feb. 1 – April 30: Second Annual “Westlake Weighs Down” – This fitness challenge is open to all Westlake residents ages 18 and older. Awards will be given to the top three males and females with the largest percentage of total weight loss. Other activities include health talks, nutrition tips and healthy recipes. There is a $10 registration fee which includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact Anne Mitchell at 440-808-5700, ext. 3475.

Meadowood Golf Leagues – Registration is now open for the Spring Junior League. Registration will begin on March 1 for the following leagues: Summer Jr., Teen Leagues and Instructional Clinics. Register at Meadowood Golf Course, 29800 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Adult Softball Leagues – Westlake Recreation is now accepting teams for its various men’s and coed softball leagues. Men's leagues include Sunday Men DH, Monday/Wednesday Men and Thursday Men DH. Coed leagues include: Sunday nights, Tuesday DH and Friday DH. Deadline to register is April 12. Season starts the week of May 1.

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 9:58 AM, 02.22.2011

Warming up at the Westlake Rec

Highlighted programs for February:

Feb. 1 – April 30: Second Annual “Westlake Weighs Down” – This fitness challenge is open to all Westlake residents ages 18 and older. Awards will be given to the top three males and females with the largest percentage of total weight loss. Other activities include health talks, nutrition tips and healthy recipes. There is a $10 registration fee which includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact Anne Mitchell at 440-808-5700, ext. 3475.

Friday, Feb. 11 (8:30-10:30 p.m.) Ultimate After Hours Bash (6th Grade) – The kids run the center! Come out and enjoy some pizza and use the basketball courts, do some swimming while listening to a DJ play your favorite tunes or just hang out with your friends. Kids only participate in this adult-supervised program. Open to members or children who live or attend school in Westlake. Fee: $10/member; $15/resident, non-member.

Monday, Feb. 21 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) No School Day Camp (Grades K-6) – Camp is designed to keep the kids entertained with games, swimming, art projects and other fun stuff in a supervised setting. Bring a brown bag lunch, towel and swimsuit. An afternoon snack will be provided. Fee: $120/member; $180/resident, non-member; $200/non-resident.

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Volume 3, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 AM, 02.03.2011

Bay Village Recreation reminders

Fitness center memberships
Don't forget your New Year's resolution and renew your fitness membership today! Sign up at the Bay Village Recreation Office during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer is just around the corner!
The Bay pool will be open before you know it. Beat the summer rush and purchase your 2011 summer pool membership.  The early bird special ends May 10. While you are purchasing your membership, don't forget to book your splash party at the Bay pool before the dates are filled!

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Volume 3, Issue 3, Posted 3:05 PM, 01.24.2011

Westlake weighs Into wintertime!

Jan. 26 (6:30-9 p.m.) Decorative Painting Made Easy – Have you ever wanted to have professional-looking faux-painted walls but just couldn’t afford to have it done? It’s not as hard as you think. This class will help you out.

Feb. 1 – April 30: Second Annual “Westlake Weighs Down” – This fitness challenge is open to all Westlake residents ages 18 and older. Awards will be given to the top three males and females with the largest percentage of total weight loss. Other activities include health talks, nutrition tips and healthy recipes. There is a $10 registration fee which includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact Anne Mitchell at 440-808-5700, ext. 3475.

Friday, Feb. 4 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance – Dance the night away with your little princess. Great father/daughter together time. Snacks and punch provided and each couple receives a free photo from the evening. Open to Westlake residents only. Fee per "couple": $15/members; $20/residents, non-members; $5/add'l child.

Friday, Feb. 11 (8:30-10:30 p.m.) Ultimate After Hours Bash (6th Grade) – The kids run the center! Come out and enjoy some pizza and use the basketball courts, do some swimming while listening to a DJ plays your favorite tunes or just hang out with your friends. Kids only participate in this adult-supervised program. Open to members or children who live or attend school in Westlake. Fee: $10/member; $15/resident, non-member.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 6:17 PM, 01.21.2011

Westlake Recreation jumps into the new year!

Friday, Feb. 4 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance – Dance the night away with your little princess.  Great father/daughter together time. Snacks and punch provided and each couple receives a free photo from the evening. Open to Westlake residents only. Fee per "couple": $15/members; $20/residents, non-members; $5/add'l child.

Jan. 17, 24 and Feb. 21 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) No School Day Camp (Grades K-6) – Camp is designed to keep the kids entertained with games, swimming, art projects and other fun stuff in a supervised setting. Bring a brown bag lunch, towel and swimsuit. An afternoon snack will be provided. Fee: $120/member; $180/resident, non-member; $200/non-resident.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 9:00 AM, 01.06.2011

Holiday fun at the Westlake Rec Center

Tuesday, Dec. 21 (1-4 p.m.) Santa Sleep In (ages 4-9) – Kids will watch Christmas movies, have a snack, play games and do a craft in their pajamas. 

Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) No School Day Camp (Grades K-6) – Camp is designed to keep the kids entertained with games, swimming, art project and other fun stuff in a supervised setting. Bring a brown bag lunch, towel and swimsuit. An afternoon snack will be provided.

Tuesday, Dec. 28 (10 a.m.) Santa’s Elves Shoot Out (Grades 1& 2) – A basketball shooting contest. Beat the clock with each participant shooting 12 basketballs in 45 seconds. Double elimination format.

Tuesday, Dec. 28 (1 p.m.) Santa’s Shoot Out (Grades 3-6) – Teams of two will shoot for one minute from different locations on the court. The object is to see which team can score the most point. Double elimination contest.

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Volume 2, Issue 25, Posted 12:28 PM, 12.09.2010

Come to the Westlake Rec Center for December family fun

Here is a highlighted program for the first half of December. If you are looking for a certain program or are wondering if we have it available, check our website, the Rec Gazette newspaper or give us a call. There are a handful of programs that are not listed in this article.

Saturday, Dec. 4 (8:30-10:30 p.m.) Family Ultimate After Hours Bash – Bring the family up for an evening of being together and having fun after the doors to the Rec close.

Wednesday, Dec. 8 (4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Elf Workshop (ages 3-8) – The kids will make handmade Christmas gifts.

Friday, Dec. 10 (7 p.m.) Evening at the North Pole – Join us for a story, sing-a-long, snacks and Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 11 (9-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m.) Breakfast with Santa – This fun morning includes a yummy breakfast, time with Santa and pictures with the jolly big man. Kids up to the age of 12 can be signed up. You need to register early, for this event has limited space.

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Volume 2, Issue 24, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.23.2010

Rolling along at the Rec

Thanksgiving is here. With that in mind, the Westlake Recreation Center slows down on some of the programming for the week and weekend. After the holiday keep your eyes and ears open for those programs that will get you moving and burn off all the good holiday food and treats.

Leading up to Thanksgiving we have a handful of programs for the kids and adults. Nov. 23 is a busy day with Learn to Swim lessons starting up for those of all ages and abilities. Also Tiny Turners and Tumble Bugs start up the same day which will have the kids learning about gymnastics in a non-competitive atmosphere. The next day, on Nov. 24, Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness will start. This class will help those soon-to-be moms or recent new moms with the discomforts of pregnancy.

Just a reminder: We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day in observance of the holiday and will be open regular business hours Thanksgiving weekend.

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Volume 2, Issue 23, Posted 3:13 PM, 11.11.2010

November news at Westlake Rec

November is here and so is plenty of programming. As the warm temperatures are few and far between, the programming has moved inside. Classes and programs range from family, exercise, adult, children’s and obviously fun. If you can’t find any programs that satisfy your needs listed below pick up the newest version of the Rec Gazette and see what other programs we offer.

The Westlake Recreation Center has several family-oriented programs for you to sign up for. This Saturday, Nov. 6, will be the Parent Night Out. Parents can drop their kids off and attend to whatever is desired and pick the kids up later in the evening. Also on Saturday afternoon is the Great Pumpkin Roll. Bring your leftover pumpkins from Halloween and roll them down the sledding hill in several competitions. Lastly we have the Parent/Child Yoga class that teams up adult and child to participate in a fun atmosphere starting Monday, Nov. 8.

 

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Volume 2, Issue 22, Posted 4:44 PM, 10.28.2010

Fun fall festivities at Bay Village Recreation

Fall festivities are here at Bay Village Recreation. If you are forced to be inside because of the cool weather, let us help you have some fun! Bay Village Recreation Department offers a variety of programs to help keep you busy and entertained during the fall and winter months.

We offer programs for the toddler and preschool ages, such as: preschool playtime, toddler bikes to teach balance, and more. The Rec offers youth programs such as: basketball leagues, youth yoga, creative dramatics, indoor tennis, and more! 

 

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Volume 2, Issue 22, Posted 10:46 AM, 10.20.2010

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.

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

Fall festivities at the Westlake Rec

The Westlake Recreation Center is in the full swing of fall programming. We have fitness classes, classes for the kids and teens, family programs and more. As the weather forces you inside, don’t fall into the rut. Stay busy and venture on up to the Rec Center to see what we have to offer.

We have several family programs coming up. To start off we have the Funutation Family workshop, Family BINGO, the Haunted Chalk Walk and the Fall Festival. Take a look at our website or the current issue of the Rec Gazette for dates and times.

Don’t worry kids, we have programming that is just for you. Junior Hapkido is a fun way to learn martial arts. The DEN Instruction class will teach you the importance of exercising and nutrition. Under the Sea Tea is a great for the little ones to make a craft, have a snack and read a fun story. Learn Karate and its hidden values or watch a Magician work his tricks and then learn some magic of your own.

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Volume 2, Issue 20, Posted 4:20 PM, 09.30.2010

Journey to the Rec

As fall begins, the weather is changing, the kids are back in the swing of school and the Westlake Recreation Center has started its fall programming. We have classes, events and programs for people of all ages. If you're looking for something for the kids or something for yourself we have what you want.  Listed below are just some of the great programs we have starting within the next week or so and if you do not see what you are looking for give us a call or check out our website.

Yoga can make you feel relaxed, relieve stress and improve your flexibility. The Westlake Recreation Center offers several of these yoga classes. Parents and children can take a yoga class together to learn the moves in Parent/Child Yoga or if the child would like to take a class by his/her self we have Yoga Kids. Both classes will start September 27.

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Volume 2, Issue 19, Posted 12:18 PM, 09.17.2010

Westlake Rec is in session

Just like the schools, the Westlake Recreation Center is in session with our fall programming. We have a wide variety of classes and programs for people of all ages. The month of September is loaded with chances for learning, having fun and exercising. Here some programs we have coming up within the next week. Don't miss out on any of these opportunities.

Now that the kids are back at school and are involved in extracurricular activities, this will allow for more "you" time. The Westlake Recreation Center is offering an assortment of classes for adults, from dancing to drawing. Check out belly dancing, ballroom or swing dance classes that will have you moving and grooving to the music. If you like to draw there is an Adult Water Coloring class and an Adult Drawing class focused on the fundamentals of drawing.

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Volume 2, Issue 18, Posted 11:02 AM, 09.03.2010

2010 Westlake Corporate Challenge teams have fun for charity

Wednesday, August 4, was the kick-off for the 4th annual Westlake Corporate Challenge which featured seven local companies and businesses. Participating in this years Challenge were: City of Westlake, Fidelity Investments, Lake Erie Electric, Pharmacy Management Group, Rock Point Church, Sea Land Chemical and Westlake Village Retirement Community.

As the four-day challenge went along, the companies and businesses had to compete in various team-building events. Events ranged from a food drive and blood drive to cardboard boat races and kickball. The teams had a great time and got to show off their competitive side. Katy Ostromek from Pharmacy Management Group (PMG) said, “Pharmacy Management Group had a fantastic time. Every event was both fun and challenging. The teams we played against were good spirited and fun to share the court with.”

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Volume 2, Issue 17, Posted 12:30 PM, 08.20.2010

Get to the Rec

The kids are starting to head back to school and fall will be here before we know it. Fall programming is close to starting up at the Westlake Recreation Center. Programs are filling up quick so be sure to sign up for the classes you had been planning on signing up for before its too late. We have many programs to offer for people of all ages. Here are some programs that are starting here within the next week or two. Other events and activities may be found online or in our Rec Gazette.

As the summer is winding down Peterson Pool has some fun for the kids up to the age of 10. The Goldfish Grab will be held Sunday, August 29, starting at 7:00 p.m. Each child will get the chance to catch a goldfish and take it home. Make sure to bring a net or bucket to catch your goldfish in.

Moms: Get the opportunity to work out while your young one is watched. Mom and Munchkin will allow moms to enjoy an exercise class with an instructor while our staff watches your child (must be 2 years old or younger). Classes will begin Monday, August 30, at 10 a.m.

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Volume 2, Issue 17, Posted 12:28 PM, 08.20.2010

Westlake Rec Center begins annual maintenance shutdown

As a reminder to our readers and patrons of the Westlake Recreation Center, every year around this time the Westlake Recreation Center closes for its annual ceiling-to-floor cleaning. Beginning the week of August 9 the Recreation Center staff will be working hard to clean the center and repair anything that needs to be fixed. 

During this time members can stay in motion and use Rocky River’s or Fairview’s facilities by showing their Recreation membership card upon arrival at either center. Members of the Westlake Recreation Center can also use their membership cards to gain access to Peterson Pool.

The Fitness Room will reopen August 14, the Aquatics Center and Gymnasium will reopen August 23 and the rest of the Rec Center will reopen August 16. If you would like any further information please call the number listed below.

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Volume 2, Issue 16, Posted 9:54 AM, 08.06.2010

Westlake Recreation's 10,000 Step Challenge begins August 30

The Westlake Recreation Department has a challenge for you. Starting August 30 the 10,000 Step Challenge begins. Walk away from inactive behavior and join this challenge. Commit to becoming more active and reach 10,000 or more steps a day to help you stretch your daily physical lifestyle farther, one step at a time.

You must register for this challenge and upon doing so you will receive a pedometer, packet of information and a 10-week log to record your daily steps. You could be eligible for prizes if you walk 10,000 steps or more at least four times per week.

Prizes will be awarded after the first five weeks of the challenge and at the end. Each step you take is a step in becoming a healthier you. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Mitchell (440) 808-5700 or at amitchell@cityofwestlake.org

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Volume 2, Issue 16, Posted 9:41 AM, 08.06.2010

Sizzling summer fun at Westlake Rec

The heat is on. Summer has presented itself with plenty of warm weather and nice days. The Westlake Recreation Center has the programs and activities for you to beat the heat and get inside. Some of these programs might have you sweating but it is fun and a good workout. Others will teach you something new. Check out our Rec Gazette for additional programming an further information. For now here are several different activities we have coming up soon.

Soccer is a growing sport and more and more people are catching on. Westlake Soccer Camp will take place the week of August 2. 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.

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Volume 2, Issue 15, Posted 11:54 AM, 07.23.2010

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.

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