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Recreation News

Published: February 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Junior Olympic



The Tallmadge Recreation Department will host Junior Olympic Youth Volleyball Tournaments Feb. 23. While the basketball courts will be unavailable during the tournament, spectators are welcome to watch some of the area's best young players compete for the tournament title free of charge.

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Crafty Club for


Let preschoolers show off their crafty side at Crafty Club, Feb. 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will work with Miss Kim and Miss Monica creating fun, age-appropriate crafts to take home. Cost is $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents. The last day to register is Feb. 3.

Youth, adult sewing classes

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Sewing classes for children and adults are being offered at the TRC. Both classes will feature making a rag quilt. Youth sewing class for children ages 9 through 13 will be Feb. 8 through 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The adult sewing class will be Feb. 10 through 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Sewing machines will be provided. Classes are limited to eight participants. Register at the TRC or online by Feb. 3.

Trash into Treasure toy making class

Turn old, broken toys into new treasures at the Trash into Treasure toy making class Feb. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the TRC. The class is for children ages 8 and older. Children may take their old, broken toys to swap and assemble into fun, new creations. Cost is $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents. Register at the TRC or online by Feb. 12.

Friday Night Family Fun Fest

Families are invited to enjoy same family fun at the TRC Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The night includes a variety of activities, including inflatable fun for parents and kids, family crafts, face painting, exhibits and a live petting zoo. Participants will also have the chance to meet several big furry celebrities, such as the University of Akron's Zippy, the Tallmadge Blue Devil and the Akron Rubber Duck's mascot. Discounted presale tickets are $4 apiece for residents and $5 apiece for non-residents. Tickets may be purchased at the TRC the day of the event for $5 per resident and $6 per non-resident. Children 2 younger are admitted free of charge.

Home school open gym

The TRC will host home school open gyms for all home school students from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. The next session will run through March 20 at the TRC. Children in kindergarten through 12th grade will sample a variety of sports, both individual and team-based, in a supervised, safe and fun environment. No pre-registration is necessary and students may come as often as they choose. Parents may choose to pay and play or pay to workout on their own. Cost is $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents. Each class begins with a half to 1 mile timed run.

Upcoming schedule:

Feb. 6 -- Volleyball/Speed & Agility Training

Feb. 13 -- Kids Choice

Feb. 20 -- Softball/Parachute

Feb. 27 -- Soccer/Basketball

March 6 -- Flag Football/Dodgeball

March 13 -- Capture the Flag/Relay Races

March 20 -- Kids Choice

For more information or to register, contact the Tallmadge Recreation Center at 330-634-2349 or visit www.tallmadge-ohio.org. The TRC is located at 46 N. Munroe Road.

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