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RECREATION NEWS

Published: April 30, 2017 12:00 AM

UPCOMING EVENTS

& NEWS

Summer Hours -- Starting May 1, the Tallmadge Recreation Center will shift to its summer hours:

Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Indoor Yard Sale -- May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Have some things to get rid of after spring cleaning? Why not make some money by selling unwanted items at the TRC's indoor yard sale? It's indoors, so there's no concern about weather. Sellers may rent a space and take their own tables or may rent tables from theTRC. The fee is $15 for a 10-foot by 10-foot selling space and $24 for a double space. The cost to rent an 8-foot table is $8. No charge to browse. Register to be a seller by May 15.

Silver Sneakers Coffee Talk -- The next Silver Sneakers Coffee Talk, sponsored by Summa Health, will take place May 18 at 10 a.m. This month's topic will be Stroke Awareness with special guest speaker Kim Szymczk. Free refreshments and snacks will also be provided. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 330-634-2349 or stop by the TRC's front desk. Reservations will be accepted until May 17 at noon or until the program is full.

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Fourth Annual Food Truck Festival -- The Tallmadge Food Truck Festival is back again this year on May 21 from noon to 6 p.m. in the TRC Parking lot. Enjoy live music, kids' games and crafts and 29 different food trucks. Admission is free -- just pay for the food.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Home School Open Gym program -- The TRC will host home school open gyms for all home school students ages 5 through 17 on Thursdays from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. The next session will run March 30 through May 18. Kids will participate in a variety of individual and team-based sports and physical activities. Weekly classes will feature a warm up, stretch and exercise segment, 1 mile and ° mile timed run, fun sports and a cool down at the end. Punch passes are available and drop ins welcome. No pre-registration required and students may come as often as they choose. Parents can choose to "pay and play" or pay to workout on their own. Indoor playground area for parents to supervise siblings who are too young to participate. Cost is $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents. The upcoming schedule is listed below:

May 4: Capture the Flag/Beach Ball Volleyball

May 11: Flag Football/Parachute

May 18: End of Season Picnic

An Evening of Minecraft -- May 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Boys and girls ages 5 through 12 will build, create and use their imagination with a Minecraft theme. Participants will enjoy hands-on games, create Minecraft swords and more. Cost is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 10.

Kids' Night IN Parents' Night Out -- May 19 from 5 to 10 p.m.. Kids ages 5 through 10 can enjoy a night of fun-filled activities while their parents enjoy an evening out. TRC staff will keep kids busy with crafts, games, pizza and playground time in a fun, safe atmosphere. Cost is $10 for residents and $14 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 8.

Star Wars Day -- May 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jedi Knights and Storm troopers ages 5 through 12 can go to the TRC and learn to battle Star Wars style. Boys, girls and droids will make their own light sabers, learn to battle and have some out of this world fun. Cost is $6 for residents and $8 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 15.

Youth Theater Day Camp -- Camp is held at the TRC Tuesday through Friday, May 30 through June 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children in grades 1 through 6. This camp offers a fun introduction to theater. All campers will act, sing and dance in a variety show for family and friends on the last day of camp. Cost is $65 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 22.

Youth Magic Day Camp -- Join "The Great Brad," a professional magician as he introduces campers in grades 1 through 6 to the wonderful world of magic. Camp is held at the TRC May 30 through June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Each camper will perform a spectacular magic show for family and friends on the last day of camp. Cost is $65 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 22.

Spring Youth Golf Workshop -- Beginner, novice and advanced junior golfers ages 6 through 15 are invited to participate in this three-day workshop focusing on swing fundamentals, short game, putting, rules and etiquette. Saturdays, May 6 through 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 is for residents and $70 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 1. Location: Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course, 1596 Flickinger Road, Akron.

Lego Club -- May 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can join the Lego Club. Each month there will be a mystery theme, and children are encouraged to build from the theme and more. Creations will be displayed at theTRC for the community to see. Cost is $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Parent Child Paint Class -- May 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents are invited to spend a few hours getting creative with their child. Connie Kramer of Art Break will provide step-by-step instructions so each parent and child pair can follow along and make the same painting together. Participants must be at least 6 years of age. All materials will be provided and cookies will be served. Cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Registration deadline is May 1.

Summer Coed Soccer League -- Thursday evenings as early as 6 p.m., starting June 8. Don't overheat ... play soccer indoors this summer at the TRC. The league for coed teams, age 30 and older, includes eight games.

Cost is $460 per team plus referee fees of $10 per team per game in cash on the field. Registration deadline is May 28.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Tallmadge Recreation Center, 46 N. Munroe Road. For additional information, call 330-634-2349.


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