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Published: June 1, 2014 12:00 AM

Inaugural Food Truck Fest

Tallmadge Recreation Department and the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce will host their inaugural Tallmadge Food Truck Festival at the TRC June 1 from noon to 6 p.m. Eight food trucks will be in attendance, including The Nosh Box (Southern, home-style comfort food), Zydeco Bistro (Creole and Cajun cuisine), The Stone Pelican Rolling Caf (wraps and quesadillas), Boca Loca Burrito Factory (burritos), Mobile Sushi Bar (made-to-order sushi and other Asian cuisine), Sweet! Mobile Cupcakes (cupcakes), East Coast Custard (Frozen Custard) and PopSmith (Popsicles). Chamber will sell pop and water to benefit local charities. The event is designed for all ages, featuring a performance by The Swizzle Stick Band and activities and games for children. Admission is free, the food is not. Overflow parking will be available at Tallmadge High School.

Summer swim


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The TRD will offer summer swim lessons at Maca Aquatic Center for all ages this summer. Lessons start the week of June 9. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays or Saturdays. Morning and evening classes are available. Early online registration for residents and Maca pass holders is going on now. Online registration is open for everyone to everyone and in person registration has begun at the TRC. Cost is $50 per child for Maca pass holders and $60 per child for all others.

Youth Hummingbird beginning soccer league

TRC will host a youth hummingbirds soccer league for children ages 3 through 6 Sundays, June 22 through Aug. 3 (no class July 6). Children ages 3 and 4 will have class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and ages 5 and 6 will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Each class includes instruction in the basics of soccer like dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting and positioning and low-key, non-competitive games. All coaching will be done by the TRC coaching staff. Parents may assist in coaching. Indoor turf shoes, regular tennis shoes, gym or athletic shoes must be worn. No cleats of any type will be permitted. Cost is $65 for residents and $75 for nonresidents and includes a team T-shirt and soccer medal. Register by June 16.

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Maca Pool now open

Maca Pool will be open through Aug. 17, weather permitting. The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Maca passes are on sale at the TRC. Daily admission rates for residents are $5 for ages 3 through 12, $8 for ages 13 through 59 and $1 for 60 and older. Daily admission rates for non-residents are $8 for ages 3 through 12, $11 for ages 13 through 59 and $6 for ages 60 and older. Children ages 2 and younger are admitted free of charge.

Little Leapers with Renee

Little Leapers at TRC is a program that will introduce children to the world of gymnastics. Classes are scheduled Fridays, June 13 through July 25 (no class July 4). The Dynamic Duo class is for parents and children ages 18 months through 3 years and will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Children ages 3 through 4 may sign up for the Puddle Jumpers class, offered from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Pond Hoppers is for children ages 4 1/2 through 6 and will run from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Class for children ages 6 through 8, called Rising Stars, will run from 4:15 to 5 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 residents and $50 for nonresidents. Register by June 9.

Touch a Truck

TRC is inviting families to get up close and personal with the big trucks one can usually only see from afar at Touch a Truck June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tallmadge City vehicles, mail trucks, army vehicles and other cool surprises will be featured. Admission is free.

Ninety-nine Days for $99 summer special

It's back again this year -- 99 days at TRC for $99. This promotional pass is on sale June 1 through 30 and is available to anyone without a current TRC membership. For $1 a day, purchasers will receive a Gold level membership that includes classes (except cycling) and child care during their workout. Membership is good for 99 days from the date of purchase.

Crafty Club for


Preschooler can show off their crafty side at Crafty Club June 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at TRC. 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 nonresidents. The last day to register is June 9.

Youth Golf League Improved for 2014

TRD has made changes and improvements to its summer youth golf program which will be scheduled Fridays, June 13 through Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. The program now includes two clinics as well as six weeks of league play. The first clinic will be at Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course and the remainder of the program will be at SunnyHill Golf Course. Cost is $150 for residents and $160 for nonresidents. Register by June 4.

Summer Camp at

Lions Park

TRD is hosting Summer Day Camp for children ages 5 through 13 at Lions Park. Camp will be offered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first session is scheduled June 2 through July 3 and the second session will be July 7 through Aug. 8. Children in this program will be separated by age to participate in a summer full of adult supervised, age-appropriate activities. Age groups are 5 through 6, 7 through 9 and 10 through 13. Activities include sports, crafts, hiking, swimming, games and field trips. Children can be registered for a week at a time or for the entire five-week session. Cost for each five-week session is $220 per child for residents and $260 per child for nonresidents. Weekly rates are $55 per child for residents and $65 per child for nonresidents. Before and after camp activities are also available for an additional fee.

Adult indoor soccer leagues

TRC will host indoor soccer leagues for 30 and older coed teams on Thursday evenings this summer. The league will play in the air-conditioned TRC to prevent overheating in the summer sun. The league begins June 12 and plays an eight-game schedule. Cost is $460 per team plus referee fees ($10 per game) paid in cash on the field at each game. Registration closes June 6. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and full payment is due before the first game.

Youth Future

Fitness Club

Children are encouraged to make 2014 a healthier year with the Future Fitness Club. The program is designed for children ages 8 through 13 and will take place Mondays and Wednesdays, through June 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the TRC. Children will learn about healthy fitness and eating habits while participating in games and other non-competitive activities. The program is designed to teach children that fitness can be fun and to motivate them to make healthy lifestyle choices. The class is free for TRC members (child must be member) and $5 daily drop in fee for nonmembers.

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.

Summer college

Passes at TRC

The TRC is offering a summer deal for college students home from school for the summer. College passes will be on sale through Aug. 31 and will be valid for 117 days from purchase. Cost for a blue membership is $85 for residents and $100 for nonresidents and cost for a gold membership is $110 for residents and $125 for nonresidents. A valid college ID is required at time of purchase.

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