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Tallmadge Recreation News

Published: February 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Tallmadge Home School Open Gym program

Home school open gyms are available for all home school students in kindergarten through 12th grade Thursdays from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. The session will run through March 21. Students will learn a variety of sports skills, key health and fitness concepts and how to establish personal fitness goals. No pre-registration is necessary and students may attend as often as they choose. Parents may choose to pay and play or pay to work out on their own. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Each class begins with a half to 1 mile timed run.

Upcoming schedule:

Feb. 28 -- Field hockey and zumbatomic

March 7 -- Lacrosse and circuit training

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Crafty Club for Preschoolers

The TRC is hosting another day of its new arts and crafts program for children ages 3 through 6. Participants will work with Miss Kim and Miss Monica creating fun, age-appropriate crafts to take home. Class is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 9. Cost is $6 per class for residents and $8 per class for non-residents. Register by March 4.

Junior Olympic

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Volleyball Tournament

The Tallmadge Recreation Department will host Junior Olympic Youth Volleyball Tournaments on Sundays, Feb. 24, March 10 and April 14. The basketball courts will be unavailable during this tournament, but the TRC invites members to watch some of the area's best young players compete for the tournament title. Admission is free for spectators

Little Leapers

with Renee

Little Leapers is a program that introduces children to the world of gymnastics. Friday afternoon classes and Saturday morning classes are available. The next session begins March 1. Classes are scheduled Fridays, March 1 through April 12 (no class March 29) or Saturdays, March 2 through April 13 (no class March 30). The Dynamic Duo class is designed for parents and children ages 18 months through 3 years and will take place Fridays from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Parents of children ages 3 through 4 can sign up for the Puddle Jumpers class, offered Fridays, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Pond Hoppers is designed for children ages 4 1/2 through 6 and will be offered Fridays from 2:15 to 3 p.m. or Saturdays from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. A new class for children ages 6 through 8, called Rising Stars, will be offered Fridays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Puddle Jumpers, Pond Hoppers and Rising Stars will introduce participants to beginning skills and progressions on floor, vault, beam and bars. Cost is $45 for Tallmadge residents and $50 for non-residents. Register at the TRC or online by Feb. 25.

Grandparent's Day

Grandchildren and grandparents are invited to a special day out together March 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the TRC. Grandparents and grandchildren will spend the day together enjoying crafts, games and ice cream. Participants will receive a keepsake photo to remember all the fun. Cost is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. Register by March 4.

Family Sports Swap

The Tallmadge Recreation Department is hosting a sports swap in March. Residents may take gently used, clean sports equipment, shoes and spirit wear to the TRC March 4 through 12. When residents take in their used items, they will receive a voucher with the number of items donated. They can take that voucher back to the TRC March 14 between 5 and 8 p.m. to cash it in on "new-to-you" equipment brought in by others that may better suit their family's ever-changing sports needs.

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