Recreation

Westlake Day at Progressive Field

The City of Westlake will be hanging out at the old ballpark – Saturday, May 31, is Westlake Day at Progressive Field. The Cleveland Indians will be taking on the Colorado Rockies in a 3:05 p.m. game. Tickets for this game are $18 each and seats will be located in the mezzanine section in right field. 

Any resident of Westlake can take advantage of this program. Flyers are available at the Westlake Recreation Center or online at www.wlrec.org in the sports or the program section under Westlake Day. Simply click on the link, download the flyer and follow the instructions. All ticket purchases deal directly with the Indians. The tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must use the flyer in order to get this price and location.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 9:51 AM, 04.29.2014

Bay baseball 60th anniversary celebration and dedication

Saturday, April 26, was a beautiful day for high school baseball. Bay Rockets Varsity and JV teams played on home fields against Avon Lake, immediately following a field dedication and 60th anniversary commemoration ceremony of Bay Men's Baseball.

As Stewart Watterson, director of Bay Men's Club Baseball, stated: "We are really celebrating two milestones today. One is the recognition of the 60th anniversary of Bay Men's Baseball. This is a volunteer group which has been organizing the City's recreational baseball leagues for boys 7 to 18 years old since 1954. The program has stayed true to its goal of 'every kid who wanted to play ball was given the chance' by never turning a boy away for lack of fees or equipment. These are always provided when needed by the families of our community. Several of our volunteers are in attendance today, some of which have served for 30 plus years!

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 9:32 AM, 04.29.2014

Springtime is Rectime in Westlake

Spring has sprung and there is plenty to do at the Westlake Recreation Center.

The 6th Annual Cardboard Boat Races will be held on Friday, May 2, 7-8:30 p.m. This program is open to anyone seven years of age and older. We offer three divisions: First Mate: ages 7-9; Skipper: ages 10-12; and Admiral: ages 13 and up. Complete rules and directions will be given out at registration. Deadline to register is April 28. Fee is $10 for Rec members, $20 for non-members (per boat).

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 10:17 AM, 04.15.2014

Spring programs at Bay Rec

Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Bunny Hop

Visit with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy crafts, story time and fun music. Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Gym in Bay Middle School.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 9:19 AM, 03.18.2014

Bay Sea Scouts explore new winter sport

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the Sea Scouts headed to the Sandusky Ice Yacht Club (SIYC) to meet the Commodore, Nick Vitale, and several other iceboaters. The purpose of the trip was to check out the ice conditions first hand on Sandusky Bay and to learn about iceboating.

The rain the previous day washed out the snow mounds on the bay and the cold temperature that night resulted in a bumpy but almost perfect sailing ice surface. There was an ice thickness of 16-30 inches. This depth of ice assured us that it would be safe and would be in place for several weeks to come.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:57 AM, 03.04.2014

Westlake Rec forming adult sports leagues

The Westlake Recreation Department is proud to announce the following adult sports programs are now forming:

Adult Coed Volleyball – Our short season allows teams to shake off the rust before going outside for the sand season. Matches are played on Wednesday nights and will begin on March 12. Six-week season plus a one-day playoff.

Adult Softball – Including the following divisions: Sunday Men DH, Sunday Night Coed, M/W Men, Tuesday Coed DH and Thursday Men DH. We also offer a 55-and-over Gray Eagles League on Friday nights.

Adult Spring Basketball – Games are played on Sunday nights beginning in April and run until late July.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:56 AM, 03.04.2014

Swing into spring at Bay Rec

Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

Creative Cupcakes

Let your child’s creativity shine in this cupcake decorating class! Students will learn how to decorate festive cupcakes for the holidays and bring their tasty artwork home to share. All supplies included. Location: Bay Lodge. Fee: $28/session; $43/non-resident.
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes: Saturday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Spring/Easter Cupcakes: Thursday, April 10, 6:30-8 p.m.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:54 AM, 03.04.2014

Get up and get out to the Westlake Rec Center

Spring is right around the corner (hopefully)! Time to get out and smell the snow flurries, I mean flowers. The Westlake Recreation Department has a great deal to offer so get up, get out and come over to the Recreation Center. Here are some of the programs you can enjoy.

On Friday, Feb. 21, the Westlake Recreation Department will hold its annual fifth- and sixth-grade after hours bash. This program is open to any student who lives in or goes to school in the city or is a member of the Recreation Center. Students arrive at 8:30 p.m. and will depart at 10:30 p.m. Pizza and a drink are provided while the kids can go swimming or play in the gym. The fee for members is $10; for non-members it's $15. Registration required before 6 p.m. on Feb. 21.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:22 AM, 02.18.2014

Winter Programs at Bay Rec

Don't let the cold get you down. Register for Bay Rec programs that are sure to keep you warm all winter long! Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

Creative Cupcakes

Let your child’s creativity shine in this cupcake decorating class! Students will learn how to decorate festive cupcakes for the holidays and bring their tasty artwork home to share. All supplies included. Location: Bay Lodge. Fee: $28/session; $43/non-resident.
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes: Saturday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:26 AM, 02.18.2014

Winter Programs at Bay Rec

Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Bay Village Family Aquatic Center

Summer will be here before you know it! Beat the rush and purchase your 2014 pool membership today! Register at the Recreation Department during office hours. Early Bird Special ends May 13. Bay residents only.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:22 AM, 02.04.2014

Ring in the new year at Bay Rec

Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:19 AM, 01.21.2014

Area club open to high school rowers

Cleveland Youth Rowing Association, Cleveland’s oldest existing rowing club for high school students, is currently preparing for the upcoming spring rowing season. Striving to be a premier competitive junior rowing program, the mission of CYRA is to provide a competitive rowing experience to positively impact the mind, body and spirit of young athletes in Greater Cleveland. 

Our rowers are comprised of girls and boys from high schools and communities throughout the area. Rowers train for three to four regattas per season in Ohio and surrounding states in crews of four to eight as either a novice or varsity member.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:20 AM, 01.21.2014

Ring in the new year, fitness style

From the staff of the Westlake Recreation Center, we want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014; now it’s time to hit the treadmill, weights or stop by and take a Zumba class. If you like your bike, try one of our spinning classes. Check out our fitness class schedule online at www.wlrec.org.

With the New Year come new programs. Starting over the next few weeks are classes ranging from Little Sneakers to Silver Sneakers. Young or slightly older, the Westlake Recreation Department probably has something for you.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 10:04 AM, 01.07.2014

Winter Programs at Bay Rec

Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Holiday Fun Day

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to noon at the Bay Village Community Gym. Ring in the holidays with Bay Rec! Visit with Santa, and enjoy fun crafts and tasty treats. Free for residents!

Holiday Basket Clinic (Grades 2-8)

January 2 and 3, 9 a.m. to noon at the Bay Village Community Gym. Boys and girls will be divided by age and skill level. Fee: $50; $65/non-resident.

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:45 AM, 12.10.2013

Winter programs offered at Bay Village Recreation Department

Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

Girls Get Fit!

NEW! Youth fitness class for girls only, ages 11-17! Promotes a positive, healthy attitude towards exercise while building self-esteem. Cardio, strength training, flexibility, agility, even dance! Strength and beauty begin on the inside. Session: Monday/Wednesday, Oct. 28-Dec. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Westerly School All Purpose Room. Cost: $60/session; $75/non-resident; Drop-In Rate: $8/class; $10/non-resident. *No class on Nov. 25 or 27.

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:17 AM, 11.12.2013

Basketball dribbles into the Westlake Recreation Center

As the weather turns colder, the sports simply go indoors. Basketball season is upon us. The Westlake Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for its Youth Basketball Leagues. These leagues are open to any child in grades 1-12 who lives in, goes to school in Westlake OR is a member of the Westlake Recreation Center. Leagues are as follows:

Girls: Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9.

Boys: Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12.

All of the boys’ leagues are played in the Westlake Recreation Center. The Girls 5th and 6th graders as well as the 7-9th graders will participate in the West Suburban Rec League.

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.15.2013

Upcoming Bay Village Recreation programs

The weather may be cooling off, but Bay Village Rec programs are just heating up! Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

Girls Get Fit!

NEW! Youth fitness class for girls only, ages 11-17! Promotes a positive, healthy attitude towards exercise while building self-esteem. Cardio, strength training, flexibility, agility, even dance! Strength and beauty begin on the inside. Session: Monday/Wednesday, Oct. 28-Dec. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Westerly School All Purpose Room. Cost: $60/session; $75/non-resident; Drop-In Rate: $8/class; $10/non-resident. *No class on Nov. 25 or 27.

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 10:16 AM, 10.15.2013

Autumn is awesome at Bay Rec

The weather may be cooling off, but Bay Village Rec programs are just heating up! Register for any of our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime
Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls: a perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Program begins Sept. 30. Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

Creative Cupcakes
Let your child’s creativity shine in this cupcake decorating class! Students will learn how to decorate festive cupcakes for the holidays and bring their tasty artwork home to share. All supplies included. Location: Bay Lodge. Fee: $28/session; $43/non-resident.
Thanksgiving Cupcakes: Saturday, Nov. 16; Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Ages 9 and up, noon-1:30 p.m.
Christmas Cupcakes: Saturday, Dec. 14; Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Ages 9 and up, noon-1:30 p.m.

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Volume 5, Issue 20, Posted 9:38 AM, 10.01.2013

Special fall events at the Westlake Rec

Fall is set to arrive very shortly and the Westlake Recreation Department is ready to go. Four special events are on the calendar so stop on in and register before the leaves fall and you are left holding the rake!

First up is our inaugural Spooktacular Scarecrow Contest. For $20 you will receive the wood, nails and straw. The rest is up to you. Deadline to register is Oct. 1, and then on Saturday, Oct. 5, you will stop in and pick up your supplies from the Recreation Department. Take them home and get your scarecrow together. Please return your assembled scarecrow to the Recreation Department by Oct. 23 for display and judging.

The annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Hunt will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1-4 p.m., on the grounds of the Westlake Recreation Center. Come for this fun-filled festival for ages 9 and younger with a pumpkin hunt, face painters, hay rides, refreshments and more fun and games than you can imagine.

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Volume 5, Issue 19, Posted 10:23 AM, 09.17.2013

From bocce to basketball to football, Westlake Rec has it all

As summer heads towards fall, the Westlake Recreation Department is offering a variety of activities for all ages and abilities. From bocce to basketball to flag football, we have it all. 

First and foremost, we are offering a fall adult coed bocce league. After a successful summer run, bocce ball will continue its run during the fall. Youngsters can enjoy a variety of athletic events including Pass N Catch Football, Coed Flag Football and our newest offering, High School Coed Flag Football.

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Volume 5, Issue 17, Posted 10:03 AM, 08.20.2013

Bouncing in a castle

Kids line up to enter a bounce castle during Bay Rec’s annual Family Fun Night on Aug. 3.

The annual event featured games, music, face painting and a showing of the movie “Madagascar 3” at Cahoon Memorial Park.

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Volume 5, Issue 16, Posted 9:18 AM, 08.06.2013

New fall baseball league forming in Westlake

Fall is not just for football anymore. The Westlake Recreation Department is following that statement with the announcement of its new Fall Youth Baseball League. The league is debuting this year with three divisions: 11U, 12U and 13U. Games will be played on Saturday mornings starting at 9 a.m. and will feature old-fashioned doubleheaders each week. Each team will play six weeks or 12 games beginning on Saturday, August 24.

Just because the leaves are beginning to turn does not mean our national pastime needs to end. MLB calls the World Series its “Fall Classic” so why not extend baseball past the traditional summer season here on the North Coast? The Westlake Recreation Department is looking for teams to enter as a whole for this season. The entry fee is $275 for the season and will include all the game balls. Teams will then be responsible for umpire fees each week.

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Volume 5, Issue 15, Posted 9:51 AM, 07.23.2013

Westlake Walkers take part in five-month marathon

A group of about 20 adults from Westlake Center for Community Services have begun a marathon that will end in four months. What began in early June will continue twice a month at designated areas and then walkers will add a few extra miles on their own to complete the required twenty-six-plus miles.

This year marathon walkers will meet at Cahoon Park in Bay Village, Sandy Ridge in North Ridgeville, Elmwood Park in Rocky River, St. John Medical Center and Clague Park in Westlake, Kopf Family Reservation in Avon Lake and French Creek Reservation in Sheffield. Although the trek has begun, interested walkers may join the group at any time and either catch up on the race or walk for fun and enjoyment.

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 10:01 AM, 07.09.2013

Summer fun still to be had at the Westlake Rec

Friday, July 19 (4 p.m.) Family Campout – Enjoy a night of camping under the stars on the rec center grounds on Friday, July 19, starting at 4 p.m. The night includes hamburgers and hot dogs, crafts, a magician, swimming and camp fire songs. S'more building and eating will also take place. A continental breakfast will be served in the morning. Bring a side dish or dessert (serves 8) to share. Max of 50 tents.

Sunday Summer Concert Series

All concerts will be held on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Recreation Center picnic pavilion. Bring your own lawn chair or blankets and enjoy a variety of music on these evenings.

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 9:47 AM, 07.09.2013

Youth rowing in Cleveland

Cleveland Scholastic Rowing Association (CSRA), Cleveland’s oldest existing rowing club for high school students, is currently preparing for the upcoming fall rowing season. Striving to be a premier competitive junior rowing program, the mission of CSRA is to provide a competitive rowing experience to positively impact the mind, body, and spirit of young athletes in the Greater Cleveland community. 

Our rowers are comprised of girls and boys from numerous high schools and communities throughout Cleveland Metropolitan area. Rowers train for three to four regattas per season in Ohio and surrounding states in crews of four to eight as either a novice or varsity member.

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 10:12 AM, 07.09.2013

Westlake Pony League All-Stars face off in mid-season game

East met West on Saturday, June 22, in the 55th annual Westlake Baseball League All-Star game for the Pony division, played at Clague Park. Representing the East teams were Austin Anderson, Parker Goodman, Jack Lipscomb, Spencer Schlott, Mo Hamden, Michael McDiarmid, Michael Sedlak, Patrick Trunzo, Scott Boyce, Bobby Fogle, Trevor Metzger and, Mickey O’Neil. The best of the West Division were Evan Chrisman, Justin Hawkins, Steven Walker, Matt Yusko, Tommy Bowles, Arik Brizes, Eddie DePalma, Paul Koszkalda, Dominic Campo, Karl Desler, Adam Dixon and Tommy Lazevnick.

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Volume 5, Issue 13, Posted 11:12 AM, 06.25.2013

Sailing lessons at Bay Boat Club

Tuesday evenings, weather permitting, sailing lessons will be provided for Bay Village youth, 13-16 years old, at Bay Boat Club, 27400 Lake Road. This is a great opportunity for students to enjoy first hand the Lake Erie waterfront and receive instruction from certified U.S. Sailing instructors. For registration details contact Richard Gash by email, skipper@seascoutship41.org, or telephone, 440-871-6106.

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Volume 5, Issue 13, Posted 10:31 AM, 06.25.2013

Grab your disc and fling it at Bay’s disc golf course

Disc golf baskets are up in Cahoon Memorial Park and ready for “golfers” to play the course. Volunteers dug the holes for the disc golf basket poles on June 2 and installed the nine pole baskets on June 5 at the Cahoon Creek Disc Golf Course. So grab a disc and fling away.

The first hole starts at the top of the sledding hill. The signs aren’t yet up, but the baskets are numbered. Four holes are on the west side of the creek, five on the east side. Rental discs and a course map will be available at the Rec Dept. in the near future. The course is free and open to the public.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 11:28 AM, 06.11.2013

Bay travel baseball team wins tournament

The Bay Rockets U14 travel baseball team won the Summer Series Challenge Memorial Day Invitational Tournament in Aurora over the Memorial Day weekend. The Rockets were undefeated in the tournament, beating several premier club teams along the way.

Pictured are (front row, l-to-r): Joey Gutbrod, Jimmy Hoke, Connor Koehnke, Jack Lee, Parker Thompson; (back row): coach Matt Hoke, coach Pat Hearns, Curtis Szelesta, Brady Notarianni, Liam Hanna, Owen Hearns, Troy Rosiak, Peter Cooper, coach Brandon Koehnke, coach Russell Cooper.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2013

Mohican boating and sailing camp deadline extended

The deadline for registration for the Mohican School in the Out of Doors Sailing and Boating Camp has been extended to June 8. The residential camp and commuter camp will be held June 10-14 and is open to fifth- through eighth-graders. Campers will take the Ohio Boating Education Course which is required for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, to operate a powerboat over 10 HP.

Students will learn hands-on boating with canoes, kayaks, power boats, sailboats and personal watercraft. The cost of the residential camp is $310 and the cost of commuter camp is $30. To register, go to www.mohicanoutdoorschool.com or call 419-938-6671.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 9:52 AM, 05.29.2013

Summer fun at Bay Rec

Bay Rec Extended Hours

We’ve extended our hour summer hours: Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 and June 1 and 8 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Pool Passes

Summer is just around the corner! Beat the heat at the Family Aquatic Center. Opening Day is June 1! Don’t miss out on the fun, get your pool pass today!

Summer Tennis

Put a little sting in your swing! Join Kris and staff for another fun-filled summer on the newly renovated Dover Center Tennis Courts! Youth and adult summer tennis programs begin June 10, with morning and evening classes being offered.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 10:20 AM, 05.14.2013

Springtime is funtime at the Westlake Rec!

Family Fishing Derby (ages 12 and under) – Saturday, May 11 (9 a.m.-noon) – Enjoy a morning of fishing at the Westlake Recreation Center’s lake. The lake is stocked with plenty of bass, channel catfish, crappie, trout and blue gill. Please bring your own equipment. Parent/guardian is required; however there is no cost for the adult. Bait, while supplies last, and prizes will be provided. Must be registered in order to receive bait and prizes. Cost: $10 per child.

Princess & Superhero Party (ages 6 and under) – Friday, May 17 (10 a.m.-noon) – Join us for our first ever Princess and Superhero party. There will be inflatables, games and light refreshments. Come dressed as your favorite princess or superhero. Pre-registration is required. Cost: free for members, $5 for non-members.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 10:45 AM, 04.16.2013

Register now for Bay Rec programs

Summer Pool Passes

Summer pool passes are now available! We are looking forward to another fun-filled summer at the Family Aquatic Center. Registration is available in person or through the mail. You must provide proof of residency. Hurry in: the Early Bird Special – which saves $10 off the price of a pass – ends May 14! Pool opens June 1.

Learn to Swim

Bay Village residents: Join us for our American Red Cross-affiliated Learn to Swim program. We offer lessons for ages 6 months ("Parent & Tot") to adults. Classes run in the mornings and we also offer evening and weekend classes too!  Registration is done in person. Registration dates and session dates are online at www.cityofbayvillage.com.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 10:43 AM, 04.02.2013

Westlake Rec gearing up for March Madness

The Westlake Recreation Department will be hosting its annual 3-on-3 March Madness youth basketball tournament next month. This tournament is open to any third- to eighth-grade boy or girl. This is a double elimination tournament and will feature separate divisions of boys and girls. Grade divisions will be 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. Rosters will be limited to four players per team. Games will be played on quarter courts and officiated by certified referees. T-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team in each division.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 9:54 AM, 02.19.2013

A presidential splash at the Westlake Rec

12th Annual Presidents Day Beach Party

Monday, Feb. 18 (12:30-3 p.m.) – No school on Feb. 18? What a great time to have a beach party! Enjoy music, games including the famous Big Kahuna Cannonball Classic. Cost: Free to members; $5/residents; $10/non-residents. You must be registered to attend.

Pre-School Beach Party (ages 3-5)

Friday, Feb. 15 (10-11 a.m.) – Come beat the winter blues and have some fun with your friends in the tot pool. We will play pool games, splash and swim, make a craft and enjoy a light snack. Pre-registration is required. Maximum of 20. Cost: Free to members; $5/residents; $10/non-residents.

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 10:21 AM, 02.05.2013

Dancing into the new year

Ultimate After Hours Bashes, Grades 5 & 6

Fifth-graders: Friday, Jan. 25 (8:30-10:30 p.m.); Sixth-graders: Friday, Feb. 8 (8:30-10:30 p.m.) – The return of the popular after hours fun time. We close the doors and stay open late for these special events. Students will enjoy gym time, swimming, fun, games, a DJ and pizza. Participants must remain in the building until 10:30 p.m. This program is only open to any student who lives in or goes to school in Westlake and members of the Westlake Recreation Center. Deadline to register is 8 p.m. the night of event. Cost: $10/members; $15/residents.

Playtime/Imagination time, Toddlers to age 5

Fridays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 (1-1:50 p.m.) – In conjunction with Westlake Porter Public Library, youngsters will be able to listen to various stories then go on an adventure within the Westlake Recreation Center. Children will use their imagination in the gym, on a treasure hunt or some other adventure. Participants will also have the opportunity to check out books on site at the Rec Center. (Must have Porter Library card present.) Cost: $3/members; $5/non-members.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:49 AM, 01.22.2013

Holiday time is fun time at the Westlake Rec Center

Letters to Santa (ages 3-8)

We have been “officially” made a mailing post for Santa. Come and drop off your letters at the Recreation Center in a special “North Pole” mailbox. If you would like, you may register your child’s letter and they will receive an electronic letter from Santa. Free to members and only $2 for non-members. Deadline is Dec. 15.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:40 AM, 12.11.2012

Holiday fun arrives at the Westlake Rec Center

Westlake Recreation welcomes online registration! For those wishing to register for a program or class at the Westlake Recreation Center, you must first be in our database. If you have registered for a class/program before and your information is on hand, you are good to go. If not, no problem, just stop by the Recreation Center and fill out a form and you will be ready to go. The website address is: webtrac.cityofwestlake.org/vsiwebtrac103.html or you can go to our website at www.wlrec.org.

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 10:40 AM, 11.27.2012

Sign Up Now for Bay Rec Basketball

Basketball season will be here before you know it! Deadlines are fast approaching for the Bay Recreation Department’s winter basketball programs. Register online at www.cityofbayvillage.com or in person at the Rec Dept. office, 400 Bryson Lane. We cannot wait to see everyone out there hooping it up for the 2012-2013 season!

Youth Basketball League

Practices begin the week of Nov. 12

Games: Saturdays, Nov. 17-Feb. 23

League Divisions

Boys: 3/4 Grade, 5/6 Grade, 7/8 Grade

Girls : 3/4 Grade, 5/6 Grade, 7/8 Grade

Teams practice one hour per week in addition to Saturday games at the Community Gym. Volunteer coaches needed for this program!

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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 10:00 AM, 10.16.2012

Autumn is Awesome at Bay Rec

Fall is in full swing at the Bay Village Recreation Department with our football and volleyball programs off to a great start. That only means that basketball season is right around the corner! Registrations have begun for all of our basketball programs, including some new activities for the youngest hoopers. Kickboxing has returned after its summer break and joins our other great ongoing adult fitness programs. Check out some of these and more…

Youth Basketball Clinic, Grades 1-8

Sundays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 (boys: noon-2 p.m.; girls: 2-4 p.m.), Middle School Gym

Boys: noon-2 p.m.; girls: 2-4 p.m. All clinics take place in the Middle School Gym.

Yoga Playtime, Grades 1-5

Thursday, Nov. 8 (9 a.m.-noon), Community House

New! Use music, songs, rhythm, games, and yoga poses to stretch, bend, move, and feel good in our bodies and become more aware of our energy levels. Students will also create a craft and make a healthy snack.

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Volume 4, Issue 20, Posted 10:25 AM, 10.02.2012