Recreation

It's skills camp time at Westlake Rec

Little Kickers Soccer (Ages 4-6)

WHS coach Mike Besu and players will be giving instruction to future soccer stars. Program will focus on the basic skills needed to play. Players will be given instruction for half an hour and then play a game the other half. Fee: $45/member, $55 non-member. Sundays, 12-1 p.m., Sept. 9 to Oct. 14.

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

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event is back, Saturday Sept. 8, at 10:15 a.m. Any boy or girl ages 6-15 can participate.  The event is free but you do need to register at the site before competition starts. A copy of your birth certificate is required. No spikes are permitted. Each child will get one punt, pass and kick. For more information, please contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

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Volume 4, Issue 18, Posted 10:53 AM, 09.05.2012

Celebrate 10 years of memories at the Bay Village Family Aquatic Center!

It’s been another awesome summer at the Bay Village Recreation Department! Whether it was playing summer sports or hanging out at the pool, everyone was keeping busy and having fun. Before saying goodbye to summer 2012, we have some celebrating to do. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Family Aquatic Center! On Saturday, Sept. 1, we will celebrate this milestone with an all-day party at the pool! Check out the details below, we hope to see everyone there!

Family Aquatic Center 10th Anniversary Party

Saturday, Sept. 1, noon-9 p.m.

Come celebrate 10 years of summer fun and memories at the pool! There will be plenty to do including contests, games, music and much, much more!

Here’s a look at some of our upcoming programs…

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Volume 4, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 08.21.2012

Getting ready to kick summer into fall, Westlake Rec style

Pass & Catch (ages 4-6)

Jump start kids to the sport of football. Both boys and girls can learn how to hold, run, kick and pass a football. A fun environment using soft footballs on a smaller field. Fee ($45/member, $55 non-member) includes football, jersey and certificate of completion. Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m., Sept. 8 to Oct. 6.

Coed Youth Flag Football (Grades 1 & 2)

This coed non-contact league allows children to learn the game of football in a fun nature. Practice will be held during the week with games on Saturdays. Each team will play one night game during the season. Fee includes jersey and wristbands. Volunteer coaches are needed for this program. Deadline to register is Aug. 30 with practices starting the week of Sept. 5. Fee: $50/member; $60 non-member. Games will start on Saturday, Sept. 15 and end on Oct. 13.

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Volume 4, Issue 16, Posted 10:26 AM, 08.07.2012

Upcoming Bay Village Recreation Department events

Family Fun Night! 
Join us on Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m., at Cahoon Memorial Park for snacks, crafts, face painting and a movie at dusk. For more information, call 440-871-6755.

Flag Football (Grades 1-4)
Divisions for grades 1-2 and 3-4. Season begins in mid-September. Deadline to register is August 24. Parent volunteer coaches are needed! Register online at www.cityofbayvillage.com

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:12 AM, 07.24.2012

Still time to have fun at Westlake Rec!

Summer Day Camp (Grades 1-6)

Each week is a fun-filled camp including games, art time, garden time, swimming and other fun activities. Each camper needs to bring a brown bag lunch, bathing suit and towel. Afternoon snacks provided. Please check out the Rec Gazette for more details including weekly field trips. Full day camp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and half-day camp is 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Soccer Camp with Coach Mike Besu (Ages 5-14)

July 30-Aug. 3 (9 a.m.-noon) – Join WHS varsity coach Mike Besu as he works with players to improve their soccer skills. This is a great skills camp for both boys and girls. Campers should bring a water bottle and shin guards with them. Maximum of 50 players.

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:15 AM, 07.24.2012

Crushers to host Alzheimer's Awareness Night fundraiser

The Alzheimer’s Association has teamed with the Lake Erie Crushers to help raise money in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer's Awareness Night is Thursday, August 23, at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon.

Join us for an evening of family fun and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. When designated promotional tickets for the August 23 Crushers game are purchased, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These special promo tickets are only $9 and great seats are available!

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:14 AM, 07.24.2012

Westshore Young Leaders and their families attend Crushers game

Westshore Young Leaders attended the Lake Erie Crushers versus Florence Freedom game on June 19 at All-Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. Along with the Westshore Enforcement Bureau staff and their family members, teens and their families enjoyed an all-you-can eat picnic at the picnic plaza prior to the game. 

The Westshore Young Leaders, an alcohol and drug prevention program of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau, provides leadership training and opportunities for teens to participate in recreational events and activities that promote drug-free choices.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 12:47 PM, 07.10.2012

Love of fishing lures two to tackle new bait shop

Early last year, an out-of-work morning DJ and a contractor from Bay Village learned about the possibility of re-opening the Brad Street’s Landing Fishing Pier bait shop through the city of Rocky River. Brian Fowler – formerly of the famous longtime broadcast duo of “Brian & Joe” – and Scott Adams, owner of J.Q. Adams Construction in Bay Village, were once regular customers of the bait shop before it closed down for a few fishing seasons.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 12:47 PM, 07.10.2012

Calling all Special Olympians to the third annual Westlake competition

The Westlake Kiwanis family and Westlake City Schools are holding their third annual Special Olympics on Saturday, July 14, at the Westlake High School track. Check-in time is 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a parade around the WHS track carrying the Special Olympic torch.

The event will be open to anyone who qualifies for the Special Olympics, age seven through adult, from Northeast Ohio. Applications may be printed online at www.westlakespecialolympics.blogspot.com or picked up at the Westlake Board of Education, 27200 Hilliard Blvd.

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:19 AM, 06.26.2012

Hot times at the Westlake Rec Center

Westlake's Fourth of July Activities at Clague Park

The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade on Hilliard Blvd from WHS to Clague Park, where there will be a classic car show. At 11:15 a.m., Mayor Clough and City Council will celebrate America's birthday at the Clague Park entrance. Starting at 4 p.m., food vendors will be available, including; Ironwood Café, Bailey’s Boardwalk Fries, Romeo’s Pizza, Dippin Dots Ice Cream, Zog Dog Hot Dogs, Island Delights and Nuts & Such. DJ Eazy will spin tunes at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo and fireworks will light up the sky at dusk.

Summer Day Camp (Grades 1-6)

Each week is a fun-filled camp including games, art time, garden time, swimming and other fun activities. Each camper needs to bring a brown bag lunch, bathing suit and towel. Afternoon snacks provided. Please check out the Rec Gazette for more details including weekly field trips. Full day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) available.

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:18 AM, 06.26.2012

Time to sign up for summer fun!

Peterson Pool at Clague Park

Registration is underway for Peterson Pool Learn to Swim classes at the Westlake Recreation Center. Cost is $45 for residents, $65 for non-residents. There is a $10 discount when signing up a child for two swim lessons or two children at the same time. Season passes are also available. For more information about swim lessons, including dates and times, please visit our website at www.wlrec.org or pick up one of our new Rec Gazettes.

Pee-Wee Softball (ages 4-6)

Children will learn the basics such as throwing, batting and fielding. This is not T-ball as players will learn to hit coach-pitch underhand. Several morning and evening sessions are available. Cost is $50 for residents, $65 for non-residents and includes a T-shirt. During the final two weeks, players will have fun playing other sessions in the Pee-Wee World Series. Starts June 11.

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:05 AM, 05.30.2012

Running with Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is an organization for girls in grades 3 to 5 who like to run. There are groups all over America! There are sessions in the fall and spring. Each lasts 12 weeks.  

This spring, some of my friends from Bay Village and I joined a group in Avon Lake. The meetings were super fun! We talked about being a good, positive person, and how bullying is not okay. Then we would train for our run.

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:01 AM, 05.30.2012

Summer's no bummer at Bay Rec!

Summer is here! The Bay Village Family Aquatic Center is open for business on Monday, June 4! It’s never too late to purchase pool passes, just stop by the Rec Dept. office to get your membership for 2012! For more information contact the pool at 440-871-1872. Check out our opening week hours…

Monday, June 4-Wednesday, June 6: 3-8 p.m.

Thursday, June 7: 3-9 p.m.

Friday, June 8: noon-9 p.m. (Toddler pool opens at 10 a.m.)

Saturday, June 9: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Adult/Senior Splash Days

June 4-6, noon-3 p.m. FREE for residents. Open swim for seniors and adults age 55 and over!

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:04 AM, 05.30.2012

Sign up now for summer at Bay Rec

The wait is almost over! The Bay Village Family Aquatic Center is all full and ready for summer! Now is the time to come over to the Rec. Department office and sign up for your pool passes. All aquatic center memberships must be purchased in person.

Register now for all summer programs!

Deadlines for many of our summer programs are coming up! This includes our baseball programs, swim team, camps and more! Sign up now to reserve your spot. Remember you can enroll in our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com. Click on “Parks and Recreation” to get all the info you need! Registration is also available in person at the Recreation Department office.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:32 AM, 05.15.2012

Last chance for early bird pool passes

There are just a few weeks left to get Bay Rec's early bird special for 2012 Aquatic Center memberships! Save $10 if you buy your pool passes before May 15. All memberships must be purchased in person at the Recreation Department office.

Register now for all summer programs!

The Bay Rec office is starting to get busy with registrations galore! Remember you can enroll for our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com. Click on “Parks and Recreation” to get all the info you need! Registration is also available in person at the Recreation Department office.

Check out some of our upcoming and ongoing programs:

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:23 AM, 05.01.2012

Splish splash! Time to register for swim lessons!

Peterson Pool at Clague Park

Registration for Peterson Pool Learn to Swim classes will be held Saturday, May 5, from 7:00 a.m. to noon for RESIDENTS ONLY! Residents may continue to register after that time. Non-resident registration begins Thursday, May 10, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cost is $45 for residents, $65 for non-residents. There is a $10 discount when signing up a child for two swim lessons or two children at the same time. Registration will occur at the Westlake Recreation Center. For more information about swim lessons, including dates and times, please visit our website at www.wlrec.org OR pick up one of our new Rec Gazettes.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:26 AM, 05.01.2012

Help set world record and promote safe boating May 19

Ready, Set, Wear it is a national event to kick off safe boating week. A local event will be held at the Bay Boat Club on Saturday, May 19, at noon. Bring your lifejacket and help set a world record for the number of people wearing their lifejacket.

The local event is sponsored by the Bay Spirit of America (SOA) Youth Boating Education Program. Additional sponsors include the National Safe Boating Council and the Ohio Division of Watercraft.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:31 AM, 05.01.2012

Register now for summer at Bay Rec

Summer registration is open!

It’s that time of year...time to register for all the great summer programs at the Bay Recreation Department! Visit our web site at www.cityofbayvillage.com and click on Parks and Recreation to get all the info you need for our summer programs and to sign up! Registration is also available in person at the Recreation Department office.

Early Bird Pool Passes

You can save $10 if you buy your pool passes before May 15! All memberships must be purchased in person at the Recreation Department office.

Volleyball Clinic

Boys and Girls, Grades 4-8

April 18 and 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Middle School Gym

Learn the fundamentals or improve your skills during this two-day clinic. Lead by Mike Mileti, varsity head coach at St. Joseph Academy.

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 11:14 AM, 04.17.2012

Springtime is funtime!

Mother’s Day Swim Party

Friday, May 11 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) – Celebrate with your mom, grandmother, godmother, etc. at our first ever Mother’s Day Swim Party. Light refreshments will also be served. Cost: $5/member couple; $8/resident couple.

Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 12 (9 a.m.-noon) – Enjoy a morning of fishing at the Westlake Recreation Center’s fishing pond. The Derby is open to kids aged 12 and younger. The pond 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 parent. Bait and prizes will be provided but you must be registered to receive them. Cost is $10. Register at the Westlake Recreation Center.

Golf Lessons

Whether you need to practice and make some small adjustments to your game or don’t know the difference between a driver and an iron, the Westlake Recreation Department has a class for you. We offer beginners classes as well as our new fundamentals and fixes class. Classes are offered at various times of the week so check out our website at www.wlrec.org or one of our Rec Gazettes for more information.

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 11:14 AM, 04.17.2012

Westshore Young Leaders connect at the Rec

On March 2, teens from six Westshore high schools attended the second annual Westshore Young Leaders Network (WYLN) lock-in at the Westlake Recreation Center. The Westshore Young Leaders is a leadership program that was developed by the Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB  in August 2010 to promote alcohol and other drug free choices for middle and high school teens. 

WYLN hosted this event, providing 137 teens with an evening of fun during which some played basketball, volleyball and corn hole while others relaxed in the sauna and the pool’s lazy river. D.J.s played tunes for line dancing and singing karaoke. A photo booth with props was a popular new addition to the event this year.  

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:35 AM, 04.03.2012

Spring has sprung at Bay Rec

Spring is officially here, and at the Bay Village Recreation Department that means one thing, getting ready for summer! Our summer program books went out a few weeks ago and we have been flooded with registrations galore! The unseasonably warm weather we had in March had us, as well as many Bay residents, even wishing we could open the pool early. But of course those days were followed by some cold ones, so we will all just have to wait until June…

Although summer has yet to arrive, it’s never too early to sign up for all those summer programs and pool memberships! For more information, check out our web site at www.cityofbayvillage.com and click on Parks and Recreation. Registration is available online or in person at the Recreation Department office.

Early Bird Pool Passes

You can save $10 if you buy your pool passes before May 15! All memberships must be purchased in person at the Recreation Department office.

Check out some of our upcoming and ongoing programs...

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:39 AM, 04.03.2012

Springing into sports!

Lady Demons Volleyball Clinic (Grades 3-6)

Tuesday, April 17-May 22 (6-7 p.m. for grades 3-4; 7-8 p.m. for grades 5-6) – WHS varsity coach Regan Pore introduces her new youth volleyball clinic. The clinic will focus on the basic skills of volleyball including bumping, passing, setting and serving drills to help players gain more experience and confidence in their game. Game situations will also be covered, including rules. Players must bring knee pads.

Golf Lessons

Weather you need to practice and make some small adjustments to your game or don’t know the difference between a driver and an iron, the Westlake Recreation Department has a class for you. We offer beginners' classes as well as our new Fundamentals and Fixes class. Classes are offered at various times of the week, starting April 29. So checkout our website at www.wlrec.org or one of our rec gazettes for more information.

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:40 AM, 04.03.2012

Summer registration now available at Bay Rec

It’s never too early to get ready for the spring and summer season! Visit our web site at www.cityofbayvillage.com and click on Parks and Recreation to get all the info you need for our summer programs and to sign up! Registration is also available in person at the Recreation Department office.

Early Bird Pool Passes

You can save $10 if you buy your pool passes before May 15! All memberships must be purchased in person at the Recreation Department office.

Check out some of our current and ongoing programs...

After School Youth Tennis

Grades K-8

Mondays and Thursdays

Session V: April 2 – April 30

The final session of after school tennis is quickly approaching! Learn the game or improve your skills inside the Westerly School Gym.

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Volume 4, Issue 6, Posted 11:46 AM, 03.20.2012

Hoops or fitness: March Madness comes to the Westlake Rec!

March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Westlake Recreation Center is having a March Madness 3-on-3 Tournament on Saturday, March 24. All games will be played at the Rec Center. Double elimination tournaments with separate divisions for boy and girls.

Divisions are as follows: grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8. Tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. Starting times staggered by division.  Rosters are limited to four players per team. Cost is $50 for all-member teams, $60 for half-member teams and $70 for non-member teams. One payment per team only.

Deadline to register is March 17. Registration packets available at the Westlake Recreation Center or visit our website at www.wlrec.org. For further information please call 440-808-5700, ext. 3428.

Karate (ages 6 & older)

Students study an art representing several martial art systems including Kajukenpo, Chinese Kenpo, Judo and Japanese Karate. We encourage involvement of parents and children together. You can have fun and pursue excellence at K.D.A. Fridays, March 16-April 27. (No classes on April 6 or 13.)

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:29 PM, 03.06.2012

Getting ready for spring at Bay Rec

Believe it or not, spring and summer are right around the corner! The Bay Village Recreation Department is working hard getting our spring and summer program book ready. Many of your favorite warm weather programs are coming back as well as some new opportunities to stay active. Registration for the coming season will be available very soon!

As for now, our year-round programs are always open for registration in addition to some new ones being offered in the early spring. Registration is now easier than ever with our brand new web site! For information on programs or to sign up, log onto www.cityofbayvillage.com and click on the Parks and Recreation tab at the top. As always, you can also register in person at the Rec. Department office at 400 Bryson Lane.

Check out some of our ongoing and upcoming programs…

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Volume 4, Issue 4, Posted 2:38 PM, 02.21.2012

Hoops and splash time at the Westlake Rec Center!

March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Westlake Recreation Center is having a March Madness 3-on-3 Tournament on Saturday, March 24. All games will be played at the Rec Center. Double elimination tournaments with separate divisions for boy and girls.

Divisions are as follows: grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8. Tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. Starting times staggered by division.  Rosters are limited to four players per team. Cost is $50 for all-member teams, $60 for half-member teams and $70 for non-member teams. One payment per team only.

Deadline to register is March 17. Registration packets available at the Westlake Recreation Center or visit our website at www.wlrec.org. For further information please call 440-808-5700, ext. 3428.

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Volume 4, Issue 4, Posted 2:39 PM, 02.21.2012

Party at the Rec, presidential style!

6th Grade After Hours Bash

Friday, Feb. 10 (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. Gym, pool, DJ Eazy spinning tunes. Snack and water provided. Please register early to avoid being closed out. Open to members and any child who goes to school in Westlake. Fee: $10/members; $15/residents.

Pre-School Beach Party (ages 3-5)

Friday, Feb. 17 (10-11 a.m.) – Come beat the winter blues and have some fun with your family and 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. Limit of 20. Fee: $4/members; $8/residents.

Presidents Day Beach Party

Monday, Feb. 20 (12:30-3 p.m.) NO SCHOOL on Presidents Day? What a great time to have a beach party! Music, games including the famous Big Kahuna Cannonball Classic and prizes, too. Advanced registration (before Feb. 13): $3/members; $6 residents; $9 non-residents. Day-of-event registration: $5/members; $10/residents; $15 non-residents.

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 11:08 AM, 02.07.2012

Party time, Westlake Recreation style!

Father/Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance (ages 3-10)

Friday, Feb. 3 (6:30-8 p.m.) – Dance the night away with your little princess. This is a great chance for dad to spend time with his daughter(s). Snacks and punch provided. Each couple will receive a photo memento of the evening. Join us for a “sweet” time! Deadline to register is Jan. 31 or when max of 100 is reached. Call Rachel O’Malley at 440-808-5700 for more details.

6th Grade After Hours Bash

Friday, Feb. 10 (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. Gym, pool, DJ Eazy spinning tunes. Snack and water provided. Please register early to avoid being closed out. Open to members and any child who goes to school in Westlake. Fee: $10/members; $15/residents.

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Volume 4, Issue 2, Posted 2:04 PM, 01.24.2012

Get fit in the new year at Bay Rec!

If you’re looking for ways to stay fit and active in the new year, Bay Rec is here for you! Check out some of our upcoming and ongoing programs for all ages…

Fitness Room @ Community Gym

School Year Hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Attention members! Be sure to check when your membership expires so you can renew! We are also always welcoming new members. Bay Village residents or those employed in the city are eligible to join. Proof of residency or employment is required. Must be 13 years old to use equipment, ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Registrations must be done at the Recreation Department, 400 Bryson Lane, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Volume 4, Issue 1, Posted 12:17 PM, 01.10.2012

Westlake rolls into the new year!

Little Sneakers (up to age 5)

Run, jump, crawl or just play at the Westlake Recreation Center. Equipment and props are provided. Parents must remain with their child, grandparents welcomed. Excellent play date activity. Jan 3-March 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Fee: $5 pop-in rate OR $15 members/$25 residents.

Babysitting Classes (ages 11-14)

This training course gives babysitters the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and first aid. Students must bring a lunch, a pen and a doll to class. Deadline to register is one week prior to the class. Maximum of 12 in each session. Jan. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Volume 4, Issue 1, Posted 12:33 PM, 01.10.2012

Holiday happenings at the Westlake Recreation Center!

Swim With Santa

Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Join us as Santa will make a trip to the Westlake Recreation Center Aquatic Area during the holiday season. Santa will be there to pick up children’s lists and have a little fun before the big night. Cost is $3 for members; $6 for Westlake residents.

Gingerbread House Fantasy (Ages 7-11)

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2-4 p.m. – Have you ever wanted to build your own gingerbread house? This is the class for you. We will build and decorate our own small gingerbread house just in time for Christmas. All supplies will be provided. Maximum of 10. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for residents; $20 for non-residents.

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Volume 3, Issue 25, Posted 2:42 PM, 12.13.2011

Keeping busy at Bay Rec

Thanksgiving is coming up, a time when you might be eating more than usual! What better way to even out all that feasting than getting involved in activities and programs at the Bay Village Recreation Department? Check out what we have going on and find something that will keep you moving through the start of the holiday season.

1st & 2nd Grade Basketball

Jan. 11–March 1

1st Grade: Wednesday evenings

2nd Grade: Thursday evenings

The basketball season is fast approaching! Sign up now to learn the fundamentals in a fun, recreational environment. Deadline is Dec. 6.

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Volume 3, Issue 23, Posted 4:11 PM, 11.16.2011

Still time to hoop it up at the Westlake Rec Center!

7th & 8th Grade Basketball League

The Westlake Recreation Center competes in the West Suburban Youth Basketball League. Teams are made up of 7th & 8th grade students who are not participating on school teams. Practice will be held at least once a week. Deadline to register is Dec. 12. Games begin on Jan. 7. If more than 40 boys OR girls sign up, we will stay with an in-house league.

High School Basketball League

Open to any resident or member of the Recreation Center. Players who play on a school team may not play in this league. There are NO practices. Deadline to register is Dec. 12. Games begin on Jan. 7.

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Volume 3, Issue 23, Posted 4:13 PM, 11.16.2011

Fall Fun at Bay Rec

Everyone at the Bay Village Recreation Department would like to thank all the kids and parents who came to our Halloween Safety Day! It was a huge success with an attendance of more than 150. Kids learned about Halloween safety all while having fun listening to stories, making crafts, playing games and getting their faces painted. Everyone left with a pumpkin in hand, candy in their bags and a smile on their face. We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!

Check out some of our upcoming programs…

Youth Basketball League

Grades 3-8

Practices: Begin the week of Nov. 14

Games: Saturdays, Nov. 19-Feb. 25

League Divisions:

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

Girls: 3/4 Grade, 5/6 Grade

Teams practice one hour per week in addition to Saturday games. 

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Volume 3, Issue 22, Posted 11:22 AM, 11.01.2011

Hoops sign-up time at Westlake Recreation

Youth Basketball Leagues (Boys & Girls, Grades 1-6)

Youth basketball leagues are now forming for the Westlake Recreation Center. Children must be a resident of Westlake, member of the Recreation Center or attend school in Westlake. Practices will start the week of Nov. 29 and games will start on Saturday, Jan. 7. Deadline to register is Nov. 2. Afterwards, registrations will be accepted based on space availability and will have a $10 late fee assessed. Age groups include grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6.

7th & 8th Grade Basketball League

The Westlake Recreation Center competes in the West Suburban Youth Basketball League. Teams are made up of 7th & 8th grade students who are not participating on school teams. Practice will be held at least once a week. Games begin on Jan. 7. Deadline to register is Dec. 12. (If 40+ boys OR girls sign up, we will stay with an in-house league.)

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Volume 3, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 10.18.2011

Fall into Bay Rec's upcoming programs!

Sundays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 (Boys: 12-2 p.m.; Girls: 2-4 p.m.) Youth Basketball Clinic – For grades 1-8. Get ready for basketball this season with a three-session clinic administered by Bay High School varsity head coach Jason Frolo. Learn the basics, improve your game and work to become an elite player. All sessions take place in the middle school gym. Fee: $70 ($85 non-resident).

Saturday, Oct. 15 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Halloween Safety Day – For ages 3-10. Get ready for the spookiest day of the year! Children and parents are invited to listen to stories, make fun crafts, play games, and learn safety tips from the City of Bay Village safety forces. Don’t forget to wear your costumes! In the Community Gym. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 8 (8:30-9:30 a.m.) Cardio Kickboxing/Pilates – FREE Saturday class for new participants! Ever thought of trying a new, fun and challenging workout? Come to the Community Gym and try cardio kickboxing and pilates for FREE! Join Cathy for 30 minutes of high- and low-impact kickboxing and 30 minutes of pilates, and you’ll want come back every week! Regular classes take place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Register for a pass and attend up to 15 classes, good for any time or day.

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Volume 3, Issue 20, Posted 3:56 PM, 10.04.2011

Westlake Recreation presents annual Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 15 (1-4 p.m.) Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt – Come one, come all to the annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt at the Westlake Recreation Center grounds. This is for kids ages 10 and under and includes a pumpkin hunt, face painters, hay rides, treats, inflatables and much more.  The best news of all is that it is FREE!

Friday, Oct. 21 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) The Great Floating Pumpkin Patch – Pick your pumpkin from our patch in the pool. Swim around and pick the pumpkin that suits your fancy. Open to Rec members and residents of Westlake only.

Friday, Oct. 28 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Monster Mash Halloween Party – The little ones ages 3-8 can come and trick or treat around the Recreation Center. Dress as your favorite cartoon character. Then fifth- and sixth-graders can come later for our Halloween Monster Mash Dance Party featuring DJ EAZY.

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Volume 3, Issue 20, Posted 3:47 PM, 10.04.2011

Plenty to do at the Westlake Rec Center!

Fit N Fun After School Camp (Grades 5 & 6)

Enroll in our NEW after school camp, taught by our trained staff where the emphasis will be on nutrition, fitness, D.E.N. training, sports, swimming and flexibility. Class will meet weekdays except on no-school days. If you attend Parkside School, transportation from school to Rec Center will be provided. For more information, please contact Anne Mitchell at 440-808-5700, ext. 3475.

Junior Spikers Volleyball (Grades K-2)

This instructional program is designed for children who want to learn the sport of volleyball. Players will learn bumping, setting and serving skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Equipment includes Volley-Lite volleyballs. Program starts Thursday, Sept. 22, and runs until Oct. 20; 4-4:45 p.m. every Thursday.

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Volume 3, Issue 19, Posted 3:02 PM, 09.20.2011

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