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Parks & Recreation G U I D E

Whether you’re learning to skate, playing hockey, or having fun with friends…..

Mentor Ice Arena is The Coolest Spot in Mentor Register Now for Winter Classes Using Our Free Online Registration at www.cityofmentor.com

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Special Events Ice Skating Youth Recreation Adult Classes Senior Recreation Golf/Marina Ed2Go Online Learning Camp Preview Rentals Community Registration

Santa’s Holiday Happening

HO! HO! HO! This is the place to come and have some good holiday fun! Enjoy a morning full of games, crafts, stories, and a little bit of time with Santa. This program is for children age 3 - 8 and a parent. Each child will go home with several craft projects and a free pass to go ice skating at the 1:30 p.m. open skate on that day. Don’t forget your camera. Parent participation is required. Number of participants is limited and pre-registration is required, so register early! Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Community Room Session: 1 #16925 December 3 Resident: $12 Nonresident: $15

Wildwood Cultural Center 32nd Holiday Display & Craft Show Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center

This traditional show features entertainment, refreshments, fine arts & crafts and many wonderful holiday items for sale. Over 25 vendors sell items including wreaths and swags, gingerbreads, live greenery, baked goods, ornaments, stockings and more. You’ll enjoy purchasing live greenery from the Wildwood Garden Club and enjoy holiday music with the Wildwood Singers too. Sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center and the Community Arts Commission. For more information, contact the Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735. Donation $1 - Children Free

Wildwood Singers FREE Annual Holiday Concert Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. Mentor Senior Center

To help get you into the holiday spirit, the Wildwood Singers present a collection of traditional holiday songs for you to enjoy! Listen, and sing along, to the holiday favorites at this annual free concert. The concert is sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center and the Community Arts Commission. For more information, please call the Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735. No tickets required!

Online Registration is FREE!

Online registration using Mentor Parks & Recreation Department’s Econnect Online Registration system is free to our customers! We’ve eliminated the convenience fee and we think you’ll find it fast, easy to use, convenient and secure! For more information on how to use Econnect Online Registration, see page 27!

Only 9 Days Till Christmas! Instructor: Maggie Kuyasa

Still have shopping to do and don’t know what to do with the kids? Register them for this fun night of merriment where we’ll make YOU a gift, have some pizza and watch a movie. Program is for kids ages 5 - 10. Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center Session: 1 #17392 December 16 Resident: $20 Nonresident: $24

Holiday Family Skate

Sunday, December 18, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Join us for a special skating event for the entire family! Visit with Santa in the Studio Rink and enjoy free punch and cookies. The Studio Rink will be open for skaters under age 8. Stay afterwards to enjoy a holiday skating show. Skate rental is $2; admission is $4 per person.

Holiday Figure Skating Performance

Sunday, December 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free holiday gift from the Mentor Figure Skating Club and the City of Mentor. Watch figure skating at it’s finest as the Mentor Figure Skating Club, Mentor Ice Diamonds Synchronized Teams and Learn-to-Skate students perform a special holiday show at the Mentor Civic Arena.

It Was the Week Before Christmas…. Instructor: Maggie Kuyasa

Come have hot chocolate and cookies with Santa and then finish this relaxing evening with Santa reading a classic Christmas story to us. This program is for ages 3 8 and a parent. Psst - bring your camera! Monday, 7 - 8 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center Session: 1 #17391 December 19 Resident: $10 Nonresident: $12

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What’s New:

Look for information on these exciting new programs: Junior Dragons Lil Dragons Youth Rock Climbing Pilates Discover Rock Climbing Running Class Basic Drawing

Cookies for Santa Instructor: Maggie Kuyasa

Still haven’t made cookies for Santa? It’s not too late! We will frost sugar cookies and make a plate that will be sure to get a HO HO HO from Santa! We will even make some reindeer food for Rudolph and his friends! This program is for kids ages 5 - 10. Monday, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center Session: 1 #17390 December 19 Resident: $10 Nonresident: $12

Free Ice Skating Lessons! December 26, 27, 28 and 29

The skating professionals at the Mentor Ice Arena would like to invite the entire community for a free skate lesson! Purchase an admission to our 12 p.m. Open Skate and get a free introductory skate lesson from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Enjoy your time on the ice with confidence!

New Year’s Eve Special December 31, 6–9 p.m.

All three rinks will be open for this special evening skate! Join us for music, skating, and prizes!

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MENTOR PARKS & RECREATION GUIDE is produced quarterly to inform the residents of Mentor of programs, activities and services. It is published by the Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities Department, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor OH 44060. www.cityofmentor.com C

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New! Recycle Sports Swap

Recycle Sports Swap

Saturday, January 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mentor Beach Park

Purchase a table and sell or trade your gently worn and gently used sport equipment at Mentor Recreation’s new Recycle Sports Swap. From skis, to golf clubs, skates, soccer shoes, baseball equipment, sport clothing and more, find a new home for your old stuff and buy what you need from others. Doors open at 9 a.m., no presales. All tables must be reserved in advance by calling (440) 974-5720. Table space is $12 for residents; $17 for nonresidents per table.

Lake County Chili Open

Saturday, January 21, Black Brook Golf Course

Golfers – mark your calendars! Here’s your chance to get out and play golf in the mid-winter golf event of 2012! And in the case of the Lake County Chili Open, the more snow the better! The Lake County Chili Open is Saturday, January 21 at Black Brook Golf Course Tee times begin at 9 a.m. You will receive your tee time when you register. Bring your friends and play nine snowy, fun holes of golf followed by a bowl of chili in the Black Brook Golf Course clubhouse. Golfers will be challenged to drive shots across frozen tundra and putt balls laden with ice. You’ll hit orange golf balls to snow-covered greens on the 9 hole course of 65 – 100 yard holes. In the case of NO SNOW, golfers will play a full length golf course. The cost to enter the Chili Open is $18 which includes golf fees, chili, and more. The Chili Open is sponsored by the City of Mentor with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Lake County. For more information on this event or to register, call the Mentor Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720.

Little Princess Valentine’s Dance

Friday, February 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Mentor Senior Center

Dads, treat your daughter or granddaughter to a very special Valentine’s Day memory she will never forget. At our Little Princess Valentine’s Dance, you and your “little princess” will have a wonderful evening of dance, music, refreshments and fun. Join us for something special! DJ music and entertainment will be provided. This event is sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Community Arts Commission. Space is limited, register early! Dads and daughters must both register. Daughters age 4 and older, please. Resident: $12/person #18241 Nonresident: $15/person

2B-A Healthy Kids Carnival Saturday, March 10, 12 - 4 p.m. Mentor Senior Center

Join the Mentor Recreation Department for a FREE activity fun filled afternoon just for kids and their families! Learn how to be a healthy kid through active games, interactive displays and big time fun! Run an inflatable obstacle course, get a milk mustache, learn how to create your own healthy snacks and try them out, and more! Look for more details in our spring brochure!

Community Scavenger Hunt! May 7 - 18

Preschool Pajama Party Friday, February 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center

Bring your blanket and a stuffed animal, and join us for the biggest, best preschool pajama party around! We’ll have games, activities, snacks and a movie before it’s time to go home and go to bed! Program is for children ages 3 - 6 and a parent. Fee is for child only; parent attends free. Resident: $12 #13427 Nonresident: $15

Wildwood Basketry Guild Presents WinterWeave 2012 Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26 Times vary Wildwood Cultural Center

WinterWeave 2012 will bring together amateur and professional weavers from all over the country for a spectacular winter weekend of weaving, designing and learning. Basket weaving demonstration will be open to the public on Saturday, February 26 from 1-3 p.m. Admission is free for observers. Information on upcoming basketry classes at Wildwood Cultural Center will also be available. For more information on WinterWeave 2012, log on to www.winterweave.com or call the Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735.

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We’re planning a community scavenger hunt for adults this spring! Get daily clues via Facebook and Twitter, decipher the clue, and head out to collect specific items from businesses, parks and establishments throughout the city. Collect all 14 items and meet up for a wrap-up party on the last day! Look for more information in our spring brochure! Local businesses interested in participation should contact Jill Korsok at (440) 974-5720 or at [email protected]

Mentor’s Community Garden

The City of Mentor will have a community garden next spring. We will have a limited number of 20' x 25' garden plots that will be available for rent. Initial plowing will be provided by the city in the spring and fall. Gardeners will have access to water on site. If you are interested, please contact the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720 so we can keep you informed as we open our Mentor Community Garden in the spring.

Resident registration begins November 28. Nonresidents registration begins December 1. See page 27 for registration information.

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SKATE ON IN! Mentor Ice Arena, the only indoor ice skating complex in Lake County, is the coolest spot in Mentor! With two regulation-size ice rinks, a studio rink, locker rooms and a snack bar, the Civic Arena is open year round and provides something for everyone who enjoys the sport of skating. We offer Learn-to-Skate lessons, Youth and Adult Hockey, Figure Skating, special events and more.

Small Folk Open Skate

Public Open Ice Skating Schedule October 1 – April 30

Monday 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Tuesday 4 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday 4 – 5:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 – 10 p.m. Saturday 1:30 – 3 p.m. • 8:30 – 10 p.m. Adults (East Rink) 9 – 10 p.m. Sunday 1:30 – 3 p.m. • 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Holiday Open Skating Schedule Closed December 24 & 25 December 26 - January 1

Open Skate 12 – 2 p.m. Open Skate 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Open Skate 6 – 9 p.m. (except Jan. 1) Our regular schedule resumes Monday, January 2 All skaters 8 and under must wear a safety helmet. Bicycle helmets are acceptable.

Children 8 years of age and under along with their parents can skate on our Studio Rink during our Open Skates on Saturday and Sunday afternoons October April. Older children can skate on the big rink during the same time. Saturday & Sunday, 1:30–3 p.m. Regular Admission rates apply

Luncheon Skates

Come on over to the Mentor Ice Arena at lunch time and enjoy a luncheon skate every Monday – Friday (September – April). Special Luncheon Skate rates are not in effect on Mentor School Holidays/closings. Monday – Friday, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Resident/Nonresident: $4/person

Special Note on Studio Rink

During the holiday season, the Studio Rink will have Open Skates during all three sessions. We request that the Studio Rink be used for skaters under 8 years old and their parents.

Ice Arena Admission

Adults $5.50 Youth (age 17 & under) $4.50 Seniors (age 60 & over $4.50 Small Folks Skate $4.50 Luncheon Skates * $4.00 *Except Mentor School Holidays/Closings Skate Rental $2.50 Mentor Civic Arena reserves the right to change times if necessary. For safety reasons, attendance may need to be limited at Open Skates. All skater’s 8 and under must wear a safety helmet. Bicycle helmets are acceptable, we recommend you bring your own, but helmets are available free of charge.

Season Pass Rates

A Season Pass for Ice Skating is good for admission to all Open Skate times. Passes are valid from September to August. In order to purchase skating passes at the resident rate you must show a current utility bill with your name and address on it as proof of Mentor residency and a photo ID such as a driver’s license. Family’s larger than 5 must purchase individual passes for the remaining members. Resident Nonresident Youth $75 $95 Senior (60 yrs + ) $75 $95 Adult (18 & over) $90 $110 Senior Couple $120 $150 Family of 2 $140 $175 Family of 3 $180 $225 Family of 4 $220 $275 Family of 5 $260 $325 Additional Family members $40 $50

Special Events Holiday Family Skate

New Year’s Eve Special

Join us for a special skating event for the entire family! Visit with Santa in the Studio Rink and enjoy free punch and cookies. The Studio Rink will be open for skaters under age 8. Stay afterwards to enjoy a holiday skating show. Skate rental is $2; admission is $4 per person.

All three rinks will be open for this special evening skate! Join us for music, skating, and prizes! Admission $4 per person Skate rental $2.

Holiday Figure Skating Performance

Sunday, January 8, 1:30 – 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 18, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free holiday gift from the Mentor Figure Skating Club and the City of Mentor. Watch figure skating at it’s finest as the Mentor Figure Skating Club, Mentor Ice Diamonds Synchronized Teams and Learn-to-Skate students perform a special holiday show at the Mentor Civic Arena.

Free Ice Skating Lessons! December 26, 27, 28 and 29

The skating professionals at the Mentor Ice Arena would like to invite the entire community for a free skate lesson! Purchase an admission to our 12 p.m. Open Skate and get a free introductory skate lesson from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Enjoy your time on the ice with confidence! C

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December 31, 6–9 p.m.

Mentor Skate Day

In observance of National Skating Month, the Mentor Ice Arena is hosting a Mentor Skate Day. The day includes free lessons, free skate rental, skating exhibition, open skating and prizes. Resident/Nonresident: $4 per person

Father-Daughter Skate Saturday, February 4, 12 - 3 p.m. Mentor Ice Arena

Dads - signup now for a great afternoon of fun with your daughter. For ages 3 and older, the festivities begin at noon upstairs with games and activities. You’ll have the opportunity to have your photo taken together. Each daughter will receive a gift. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by ice skating during our Open Skate at 1:30 p.m. Resident/Nonresident: $10 per person #18386

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LEARN TO SKATE Learn-To-Skate General Information

The Basic Skills Program is designed to be the best beginning ice skating program that serves the needs of both the recreational and competitive skater. The curriculum is designed to keep skaters enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals. Whether their goal is to achieve Olympic fame or simply enjoy the recreational benefits of skating, the Basic Skills Program is the place to start! Ice Skating Lessons are offered to all ages 3 and up. Children 3 to 5 start with the Tot program. Children 6 and up start with Basic program. Teens (13&up) &Adults start with the Adult Basic program. New skaters begin with Tot 1 or Basic 1 Classes are taught in the studio rink unless otherwise noted

Tot Learn-to-Skate Age 3-5

Tot 1 Studio Rink Monday #18419 5:30 – 6 p.m. Tuesday #18420 9:30 – 10 a.m. Tuesday #18421 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday #18423 6 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday #18424 1 – 1:30 p.m. Thursday #18425 6 – 6:30 p.m. Saturday #18426 9:30 – 10 a.m. Saturday #18427 12:35 - 1:05 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65 Tot 2 Studio Rink Monday #18429 5:30 – 6 p.m. Wednesday #18430 10:05 – 10:35 a.m. Wednesday #18431 6 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday #18432 1:35 – 2:05 p.m. Thursday #18433 6 – 6:30 p.m. Saturday #18434 9:30 – 10 a.m. Saturday #18435 12:35 - 1:05 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65 Tot 3 Studio Rink Monday #18436 5:30 – 6 p.m. Wednesday #18437 10:05 – 10:35 a.m. Wednesday #18438 6 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday #18439 1:35 – 2:05 p.m. Thursday #18440 6 – 6:30 p.m. Saturday #18441 9:30 – 10 a.m. Saturday #18442 12:35 - 1:05 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65

Jr. Club & Freestyle Learn-to-Skate

Wednesday, 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.East Rink Sessions: 7 #18416 January 11 – February 22 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78

Teen/Adult Learn-to-Skate

Wednesday, 7:35 – 8:20 p.m.Studio Rink Sessions: 7 #18418 January 11 – February 22 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78

Basic Learn-to-Skate Age 6 & up

Basic 1 Studio Rink Monday #18393 6:05 - 6:50 p.m. Tuesday #18394 6:35 – 7:20 p.m. Thursday #18395 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. (East Rink) Saturday #18396 10:05 – 10:50 a.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Basic 2 Studio Rink Monday #18398 6:05 - 6:50 p.m. Tuesday #19399 6:35 – 7:20 p.m. Thursday #18400 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. (East Rink) Saturday #18401 11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Basic 3 Studio Rink Thursday #18402 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (East Rink) Saturday #18403 11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Basic 4 Studio Rink Thursday #18404 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (East Rink) Saturday #18405 11:50 - 12:35 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Basic 5 East Rink Thursday #18406 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (East Rink) Saturday #18407 11:00 - 11:45 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Basic 6 East Rink Thursday #18408 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (East Rink) Saturday #18409 11:00 - 11:45 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 7 – February 23 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Basic 7 East Rink Wednesday #18410 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 11 – February 22 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Basic 8 East Rink Wednesday #18411 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Sessions: 7 January 11 – February 22 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 C

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Mentor Ice Arena Party Options Open Skate Birthday Party

Hold your next birthday party at the Mentor Ice Arena! Book the party room during one of our weekend Open Skates, pay the admission and skate rental for each of your guests and have lots of fun! You can bring your own birthday cake and refreshments too. Open Skate Birthday Parties are available Saturdays and Sundays during regular Open Skate times. Admission is $4 and skate rental is $2. Admission and skate rental fees are paid at the door. No punch cards or coupons accepted. Resident: $30/3 hrs Nonresident: $40/3 hrs

Studio Rink Parties

Want a more private party? Rent the Studio Rink and avoid the crowds. The Studio Rink is great for birthday parties because it is smaller than our main rinks and is best suited for children under age 10. Price includes Studio Rink, lounge area and restrooms. Skate rental is $2 per skater. Resident: $80/hr Nonresident: $105/hr

Large Rink Parties

Try something new to entertain your friends or group. Rent one of our large rinks for your school, class, church, or scout group. Hourly ice rental applies along with a $10 charge per hour for skate attendants. Skate rental is $2 per skater. Resident: $185/hr Nonresident: $225/hr

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After School Bus Program A R E N A

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Mentor Figure Skating Club

Any skater who has passed Basic 6 is eligible to skate with the Mentor Figure Skating Club. If you are interested in taking your skating ability to the next level in private lessons or competition, contact Dave Bennett at [email protected] bugsb.net or visit http://www.mentorfsc.com for more information.

Mentor Ice Diamonds Synchronized Skating Teams

If you are interested in a fun, exciting team sport and love ice skating - come see what synchronized skating is all about. Synchronized skating is one of the fastest growing disciplines in figure skating today and we have teams for all ages. Contact Sue Clemente at (216) 9785072 or visit http://www.mentorfsc.com/synchro.html for more information.

Mentor Youth Hockey Booster Club

This organization is for families with children participating in the Youth Hockey program. For details, visit www.eteamz.com/mentoryouthhockey

Special Skater’s Program

This program provides an exciting and beneficial form of recreation for persons with disabilities. The program is available to youth and adults and instruction is included. Volunteers are on the ice to provide additional assistance. Through this program, students will have an opportunity to compete in Special Olympic events. The program runs from September through April. Classes are 45 minutes each week. Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. West Rink Sessions: 7 #18417 Jan 10 – Feb 21 Resident/Nonresident: $62

All Day Skate Camp

Offered on school holidays and in-service days. The camp runs from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Program includes skating, broomball, movies, crafts, games and more skating. Children must be 6 years and up. The snack bar is open for participants to purchase food or just brown bag it for lunch. No season passes or punch card will be accepted for the All Day Skate Camp. Save $5 by registering in advance! Mon, Dec 19 #18378 Christmas Break Tues, Dec 20 #18379 Christmas Break Wed, Dec 21 #18380 Christmas Break Thurs, Dec 22 #18381 Christmas Break Mon, Jan 16 #18382 MLK Day Mon, Jan 23 #18383 In-service Day Mon, Feb 20 #18384 Presidents Day Resident/Nonresident: $30 (includes skate rental)

Grades K - 5

Our after school ice skating program is one of our most popular skating activities. Children take a City of Mentor bus from their school at dismissal time and come over to the Mentor Ice Arena for a recreational group lesson followed by free skate time. The program is fully supervised. Parents pick up their children inside the Arena after signing out. Each school attends on a specific day. Registrations received the day of the program will be assessed a $10 late registration fee. There will be no bus program when school is closed. Contact the Arena at 974-5730 for more information. Schools Fairfax Tuesday Rice Tuesday St. Gabriel’s Tuesday Mentor Christian Wednesda Hopkins Wednesday Sterling Morton Wednesday Brentmoor Thursday Lake Thursday Orchard Hollow Thursday Sessions: 8 Begins week Resident/Nonresident: $56

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School Bellflower Monday #18336 Garfield Monday #18367 Sessions: 5 Begins week of January 30 Resident/Nonresident: $35 School St. Mary’s Monday #18368 Sessions: 6 Begins week of January 25 Resident/Nonresident: $42

Home School Skate

The purpose of this program is to provide an exciting and beneficial form of recreation for home school children. Parents are not required to skate. Skate rental is included. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. West Rink October 7 - May 5

Resident/Nonresident: $5/person

Play Date On Ice

Every Tuesday, the Mentor Ice Arena offers a play date for any child not yet in first grade, accompanied by at least one skating adult. Program includes assistance as needed, toys made for the ice, a snow mountain for indoor fun, cartoons and refreshments for children. Strollers are welcome. Skate rental included. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. West Rink October 5 – March 29 Resident/Nonresident: $4.50/person

Adult Open Hockey

This non-checking program is for players that want to develop their skills before entering the adult league or for those looking for casual exercise. Players must be at least 18 years of age. Full equipment is required including helmets with a half shield or full-face cage helmet highly recommended. Fees are paid weekly before taking the ice. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Through April 1 Thursday, 12 p.m. Through March 29 $12/player

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Tot Hockey (TH) Age 3-5

Pre-requisite: Must have passed Tot 1 in the LTS Program. Boys and girls learn skating skills such as balance, forward and backward skating, stopping and turning while using a hockey stick. Equipment required: Approved ice hockey helmet with full face shield, hockey gloves, skates (figure or hockey) and hockey stick (straight blade). TH 1 Wed, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Studio Rink Sessions: 7 #18443 January 11 – February 22 Sat, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Studio Rink Sessions: 7 #18444 January 14 – February 25 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65 TH 2 Thurs, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Studio Rink Sessions: 7 #18445 January 12 – February 23 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65 TH 3 Thurs, 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Studio Rink Sessions: 7 #18447 January 12 – February 23 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65 TH 4 Thurs, 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Studio Rink Sessions: 7 #18449 January 12 – February 23 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65

Instructional Hockey (IH) Age 5 - 10

Pre-Requisite: Students must pass either LTS Tot 3 or Tot Hockey 4 to participate (if a 4 year old has passed Tot 3 or Tot Hockey 4, he/she may participate in Instructional Hockey). Instructional Hockey is for beginner players (boys & girls) looking to develop stick handling and hockey skating skills. Ideal for players Considering Rec-Hockey in the future Students (age 6 & over) must pass Basic 1.Equipment required: Supply own equipment; approved ice hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, ice hockey junior stick (straight blade), and hockey skates. It is recommended that players also wear protective equipment. (Note: this protective equipment can be of any type, i.e. soccer or rollerblade equipment). IH 1 Mon, 6:50–7:35 p.m.#18412 Studio Rink Sessions: 7 January 9 – Feb 20 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 IH 2 Mon, 6:50–7:35 p.m.#18413 Studio Rink Sessions: 7 January 9 – February 20 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 IH 3 Sun, 11 - 12 p.m. #18414 Studio Rink Sessions: 7 January 8 – February 19 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 IH 4 Sun, 11- 12 p.m. #18415 Studio Rink Sessions: 7 January 8 – February 19 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78

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Let’s Dance

Come and have fun learning dance with your friends. This class is for ages 10 - 14 and includes a mix of pilates and yoga warm ups, basic ballet center floor work and some jazz and hip hop moves to create just the right combo of exercise and entertainment. Get your friends together and enroll! Monday, 6:30 - 7:20 p.m. Garfield Park Ballroom Sessions: 8 #18595 January 9 - February 27 Resident: $48 Nonresident: $56

Here’s what our participant’s parents have to say about Creative Dance:

“Jackie is a superb teacher. My daughter is getting more out of this class than she did for an 8-month dance class that was considerably more expensive. My daughter thoroughly enjoys the time she spends in class and Jackie is not only knowledgable about different types of dance, but communicates this in a positive, supportive way”

Creative Dance

A fun and lively introduction to dance incorporating basic ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques and terms to combine skill development and encourage self-expression. Students will learn basic locomotor movements and basic dance positions. Wear a leotard or loose clothing, dance slippers or bare feet. Although parents and siblings need not stay to observe, each parent is encouraged to view one or two classes as a parent helper. Monday Garfield Park Ballroom Age 4 & 5 #18593 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Ages 6 - 8 #18594 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Sessions: 8 January 9 - February 27 Resident: $45 Nonresident: $55

Masters Denise and Eb Molesch

Educators often recommend martial arts for it’s structure in helping children learn discipline, confidence and self esteem to grow up as healthy adults. By participating in this class, you’ll gain increased coordination, freedom of movement and exciting self-defense techniques, plus you’ll learn about the history of martial arts. This class for ages 7 and older is offered year-round in 6 week sessions and is taught by Karate Masters with over 60 years of combined experience. Parents are invited to participate in the fun and educational activities of our highly successful karate program by enrolling in the same class as your youngster! Beginner and continuing students encouraged. Monday, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Mentor Beach Park Sessions: 6 #17294 January 9 - February 13 Resident: $38 Nonresident: $48

New! Lil Dragons Instructor: Rita McKinney

Lil Dragons focuses on the physical and mental development of the student. This program for ages 3 - 4 differs from other martial arts in one way - its use of skill over technical development makes student stronger in their personal lives. This class prepares them for the future in martial arts and the outside world. There are eight primary skills in the program: balance, control, coordination, discipline, fitness, focus, memory and teamwork. There are many drills and exercises used to practice these skills in class. Students receive stripes after mastering the class skill for that week with testing in the last class for the next belt. Students may purchase a uniform from the instructor at the first class. Tuesday, 5:30 - 6 p.m. Garfield Park Ballroom Sessions: 8 #18597 January 10 - February 28 Resident: $48 Nonresident: $56

New! Junior Dragons Instructor: Rita McKinney

Junior Dragons is geared to 5 - 6 year old student to give them the fundamentals of karate through the development of fine motor skills and learning independence. Students will gain greater personal and interpersonal control and awareness as they learn to listen, follow directions, be a team member and control emotions and actions through fun and creative activies. We’ll focus on eight basic skills including balance, control, coordination, discipline, fitness, focus, memory and teamwork. We’ll practice and learn drills and exercises in class so that students can take home what they’ve learned and continue practicing at home. Students may purchase a karate uniform from the instructor on the first day of class. Tuesday, 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Garfield Park Ballroom Sessions: 8 #18598 January 10 - February 28 Resident: $48 Nonresident: $56

New! Youth Rock Climbing Instructor: Cleveland Rock Gym Staff

If you find yourself climbing anything and everything, you’ll love rock climbing! During these four week sessions at the Cleveland Rock Gym (CRG), you will develop balance, strength, and climbing techniques while scaling our 30-foot walls. CRG’s experienced staff will supervise all climbing sessions.  All equipment is included and no experience is necessary. Class is for ages 8 - 15. DIrection to Cleveland Rock Gym are printed on the class receipt. Monday, 6 - 8 p.m. Cleveland Rock Gym Sessions: 4 #18507 January 23 - February 13 Resident: $85 Nonresident: $99

Horseback Riding for Youth Instructor: Maypine Farm Staff

In this beginner course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the walk and the trot with Maypine Farm’s award winning program. You’ll learn side-by-side with other people who have the same passion for horses and riding. Each lesson incorporates several teaching modalities. The majority of the lessons are mounted, but, one or two lessons per session will be ground lessons covering care, feeding, showing and the endless other details necessary for good horsemanship. This class is for participants 6 - 15 years old. See page 11 for information on adult course. Maypine Farm is located at 32700 White Road in Willoughby Hills. Mon, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. #18512 January 16 - March 5 Wed, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. #18513 January 18 - March 7 Thurs, 7 - 8 p.m. #18514 January 19 - March 8 Sat, 9 - 10 a.m. #18515 January 14 - March 3 Sunday, 11:15 - 12:15 #18516 January 15 - March 4 Sessions: 8 Maypine Farm Resident: $210 Nonresident: $225

Rita McKinney is a 5th degree black belt with 20 years of experience in teaching karate to children under the age of 7.

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Gymnastics

All classes listed below are held at Taft Elementary located at 1580 E. 332nd Street, Eastlake. All classes are 8 sessions.

Progression and individual attention is the key to a successful learning experience in developing tumbling, balance and gymnastic apparatus skills. Children are grouped according to skill ability and agility. Skill testing is done the first week of class. Your child’s class time may be changed to best suit their needs in skill advancement. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. Level 1 & 2 Monday, 4:30 - 5:40 p.m. #17282 January 23 - March 12 Saturday 1:25 - 2:35 p.m. #17284 January 28 - March 17 Wednesday, 4:20 - 5:30 p.m. #17283 January 25 - March 14

Babynastics

Children age 10-20 months

Just for babies who are a little more mobile and have more cruising time under their belt, Babynastics is a childinitiated, parent and child exploration program designed to help develop your baby’s body awareness, vocabulary and attention span while having FUN using equipment such as our ball pit, ladders and wedges. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. Monday, 10 - 10:50 a.m. #17258 January 23- March 12 Wednesday, 11 - 11:50 a.m. #11760 January 25 - March 14 Resident: $89 Nonresident: $112

Tumble Tots

Children 20-30 months

FUN is the key to learning! Your toddler will develop body awareness, vocabulary and coordination through active play on age appropriate equipment including our ball pit, trapeze, octagons and wedges, preschool bars, cargo net, balance beam and more. Challenge your child during “teachable moments” in this child-initiated class. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. Monday, 11 - 11:50 a.m. #17266 January 23- March 12 Wednesday, 10 - 10:50 a.m. #17267 January 25 - March 14 Friday, 10 - 10:50 a.m. #17268 January 27 - March 16 Resident: $89 Nonresident: $112

Me & My Buddy

Pre-Gym

Children 3 ½-5 years

Just like Me & My Buddy but developed especially for 3 ½ - 5 year old children. Your child will learn all-around coordination program combines the imagination of creative weekly themes with age-appropriate equipment that will enhance coordination, balance and body movement and control. Social and emotional growth, direction following, preschool and kindergarten concepts, good sportsmanship and fair play are also developed. Tumbling, balance beam, vaulting and bar skills are enhanced with preschool tumbling aids. Activities also include ball work, parachute, hoola hoops and more. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. Monday, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. #17276 January 23 - March 12 Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:05 a.m. #17277 January 24 - March 13 Saturday, 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. #17278 January 28 - March 17 Residents: $97 Nonresidents: $115

2 ½-3 ½ years

Does your child need to develop rhythm and motor skills, muscle coordination and eye-hand/eye-foot coordination? Does he or she get excited about playing “Princess”, “Bob the Builder”, “Dora”, going to the circus? The progressive curriculum of this all around parent & child class combines the imagination of creative weekly themes with ageappropriate equipment that will enhance coordination, balance and body movement and control. Social and emotional growth, direction following, preschool and kindergarten concepts, good sportsmanship and fair play are also developed. Tumbling, balance beam, vaulting and bar skills are enhanced with preschool tumbling aids. Activities also include ball work, parachute, hoola hoops and more. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. Friday, 11 - 11:45 p.m. #17272 January 23 - March 12 Saturday 10:35 - 11:20 a.m. #17273 January 28 - March 17 Residents: $92 Nonresidents: $114

Prepnastics Children 4-5 years

Your little prep will “bring home the gold” of selfconfidence through this progressive, age-appropriate gymnastic class. Curriculum provides successful experiences in a self-competitive atmosphere. Children develop coordination, poise, body movement and control while rolling like a meatball, cartwheeling like a starfish, frosting cookies on the balance beam and climbing like a monkey on the bars. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. Monday, 2:55 - 3:45 p.m. #17252 January 23 - March 12 Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. #17253 January 24 - March 13 Saturday, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. #17254 January 28 - March 17 Residents: $97 Nonresidents: $115

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Level 2 & 3 (grades 1+) Monday, 5:45 - 6:55 p.m. #17285 January 23 - March 12 Saturday 2:45 - 3:55 p.m. #17286 January 28 - March 17 Sessions: 8 Resident: $99 Nonresident: $120

Snow Fun 2012

Instructors: Recreation Staff & Alpine Ski Professionals

Snow Fun 2012 is a downhill ski & snowboarding program for students in grades 3, 4 & 5 that provides a lift ticket, 5 one-hour group lessons and bus transportation to and from Alpine Valley for 6 weeks, weather permitting. After the 6th week, students may continue to ski on Thursdays with their own transportation. This program is chaperoned by Recreation Department staff and volunteers. We work closely with Alpine Valley to provide a smooth transition for new skiers and a quick glide to the hill for more experienced skiers. Please contact the Recreation Department with questions. Thursday, January 5 – February 9 3 p.m. bus pick up at Orchard Hollow Elementary 3:10 p.m. bus pick up at Fairfax Elementary 3:20 p.m. bus pick up at Hopkins Elementary 3:30 p.m. bus pick up at Brentmoor Elementary 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Group ski lessons 5:30 - 7:45 p.m. Open skiing 8:15 p.m. Pick up at Mentor Municipal Center #16924 Alpine Valley Ski Resort $199 with your own equipment; $225 includes rental skis or snowboard

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Very Valentine’s Day Instructor: Debbie Heath

Come and enjoy making Valentine’s Day decorations and cards for your family and friends. We will create using colorful papers, stamps, paper punches, glitter and so much more. For children ages 5-11 years old. Tuesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room Sessions: 1 #18261 February 7 Resident: $9 Nonresident: $11

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Let’s get ready to draw amazing things together! Young Rembrandts’ innovative, step-by-step drawing method can teach any child how to draw - regardless of artistic ability, giving them skills to express their creativity that will last a lifetime. Their philosophy is to give children a very positive, nurturing environment, as they are taught fundamental drawing techniques. You will see increased ability, self-confidence and self-esteem in your child. All materials provided. All new lessons, each session!

Elementary Drawing

Instructor: Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts provides all materials and brand new subject matter every week, ranging from animals, landscapes, still life, even art history. Their philosophy is to give children a very positive, nurturing environment, as they are taught fundamental drawing techniques. No Class January 16 & February 20. Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wildwood Gold Room Sessions: 6 #18248 January 9-Februrary 27 Resident: $68 Nonresident: $85

Cartoon Drawing

Instructor: Young Rembrandts

Learning to draw can be lots of fun! Especially if we’re creating silly characters, funny expressions, and drawing sequences that tell jokes! This delightful program uses light-hearted subject matters that engage children, their sense of humor and their vivid imaginations. Giggles Guaranteed. Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wildwood Green Room Sessions: 6 #18249 February 21-March 27 Resident: $68 Nonresident: $85

Fun in the Garden Instructor: Debbie Heath

Come be creative and make decorations for your garden. We will be painting terra cotta pots, making garden gazing ball and personalized stepping stones. For children ages 5-11 years old. Tuesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room Sessions: 1 #18262 March 6 Resident: $9 Nonresident: $11

Science Discovery Experiments

Preschool Wonder Time at Wildwood Instructor: Debbie Heath

The Wonder Time program at Wildwood will give your child a new adventure each week and will include a craft to make, learning activities, games, songs/finger plays and a story. The classes are for children 3-5 years old to attend without a parent. Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Wildwood Craft Room January 10 #18253 Dinosaurs Galore January 17 #18254 Wonderful Winter January 24 #18255 Happy Un-Birthday January 31 #18256 Groovy Groundhog February 7 #18257 Totally Teeth February 14 #18258 Love, Love, Love February 21 #18259 Under the Big Top February 28 #18260 Fun with Dr. Seuss Resident: $7 Nonresident: $9

Instructor: Eb Molesch, Scientist

Explore areas of science that you do not get in school. Kids ages 7 - 11 will get a holistic experience with handson expeiements and discovery activities selected from the exciting world of science. We’ll create long lasting impressions and foster a passion with supervised activities such as soda pop eruptions, play with various polymers, look at light, spectra and colors, do cool experiements using gravity, balance, density, buoyance, and sounds, and analyze unusual phenomenon. Instructor Eb Molesch is a professional chemist with over 4 decades of analytic experience. Please remember to wear clothing that can get messy. All safety equipment will be provided by the instructor. Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Mentor Beach Park Sessions: 1 #18602 January 18 #18603 February 15 Resident: $65 Nonresident: $79

Sports Corner

Sports Leagues within the City of Mentor are private organizations run by parent volunteers. The City does not operate or manage these organizations. We do, however, provide information for our residents on our website so that you can easily find the information you need for your family members to participate in both youth and adult sports operating within our parks and public lands. The following leagues register during the winter months for their respective sports. Please visit www.cityofmentor.com/play/sportsorganizations to get details and contact information:

Mentor Swim Team–Suburban Swim League

Mentor Baseball

Mentor Youth Football Association

Mentor Girls Softball

Mentor Youth Cheerleading Association

Mentor Headlands Youth Softball

United States Flag & Touch Football

Mentor Softball Association

Mentor Area Rugby Club

McMinn Baseball

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FITNESS Stress Relief Workout Instructor: Cheryl Dulaney

Stressful days? Take time to re-energize yourself. This class is ideal for all ages and fitness levels, especially for those who want the benefits of exercise without the gym atmosphere. No mirrors, drill sergeants, no pressure! Each class provides the mix needed to improve cardiovascular endurance, strengthen muscles, burn fat and relax. The first 30 minutes includes simple low-impact aerobics to bring your heart rate up to a safe level. Weight bearing exercises, stretching, controlled breathing and relaxation complete the class. Please bring light weights, a mat and water bottle. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m. Community Room Sessions: 6 #18580 Jan 11 - Feb 15 Resident: $32 Nonresident: $42

New! Pilates

Instructor: Daniela Sciannameo

You will build strength in your core muscles during this challenging class. Many exercises will focus on your abs, back, and hips.  Health benefits of Pilates include: improved core stability, posture, balance, flexibility, and prevention and treatment of back pain. An exercise mat and light hand weights (3 lb. weights are best). Thursday, 6 - 6:50 p.m. Garfield Ballroom Sessions: 6 #18508 Jan 5 - Feb 9 #18509 Feb 23 - Mar 29 Resident: $60 Nonresident: $72

New!Discover Rock Climbing Instructor: Cleveland Rock Gym Staff

Looking for some vertical adventure or an enthralling full body work out? If so, then rock climbing is for you! This course, taught at the Cleveland Rock Gym (CRG), is designed to teach new climbers the basic safety and techniques used in rock climbing. This four week course includes: an introductory climbing session, a belay class, a technique class, and a final climbing session for you to practice your new skills. CRG’s experienced staff will instruct and supervise all climbing sessions, but feel free to stay after class each week to practice your new skills!   All equipment is included and no experience is necessary.  This class is for ages 16 and older. See Youth Rock Climbing on page 7 for youth climbing class. Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m. Cleveland Rock Gym Sessions: 4 #18506 Jan 19 - Feb 9 Resident: $105 Nonresident: $125  

Hatha Yoga

Instructor: Patty McPhillips

The ancient practice of yoga is an integrated approach to health and well being. Through guided yoga postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation, you will experience increased energy within a relaxed body and quiet mind. Come experience the effects of bringing body, mind, and spirit into harmony. All levels of yoga are welcome. Patty McPhillips is a certified yoga therapist and student of yoga for over 25 years. Bring a mat and a small pillow or blanket. Do not eat for 2 hours prior to class. Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Old Council Hall Sessions: 6 #18517 Jan 10 - Feb 14 Resident: $72 Nonresident: $90

Cardio-Kickboxing

Instructor: Gary Remner Here’s one great way to get in shape! Increase your stamina and flexibility, strengthen those abdominal muscles, tighten those buns, do it all to good music and you’ve got the recipe for a really good workout! Sign up now and see for yourself how you can have a great workout and fun at the same time! Please bring an exercise mat and water bottle. All participants must be pre-registered before attending class. Mon & Wed., 7:15–8:30 p.m. Community Room Session: 8 #18519 Jan 9 - Feb 1 #18520 Feb 6 - 29 Resident: $42 Nonresident: $52

New! Running Class Instructor: Kate Pophal

Have you always wanted to train for and run a road race - a 5K, 10K, or half marathon? This running class with experienced marathon runner Kate Pophal of Perfect Pace Running, will help you train for any race and be prepared for the Rite Aid Half or 10K races on May 20 or the 5K race on May 19 in Cleveland. Enjoy the comarderie of running with others in training and learn all of the tricks and preparations you’ll need to be successful. You’ll meet at Achilles Running Shop, 7439 Mentor Ave, and set out for a solid run each week. Participants should wear running clothes and running shoes and dress in layers for the weather. Each participant will get a shirt, hat or gloves, too! Class is appropriate for anyone serious about training for a race. Kate Pophal specializes in training beginner and veteran runners for races from the 5k to the Boston Marathon qualifiers. Pophal coached at Xavier University and is a certified personal trainer. Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Achilles Running Shop Sessions: 13 #18583 Feb 20 - May 14 Tuesday, 10 - 11 a.m. Achilles Running Shop Sessions: 13 #18584 Feb 21 - May 15 Resident: $99 Nonresident: $109

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MORE CLASSES ADDED! Zumba Instructor: Annette Santorro

Do you Zumba? The Zumba exercise craze has hit Mentor! Here’s your chance to learn the newest fitness routine - an intensely fun workout combining cha-cha, salsa, reggae and hip-hop dance moves with a few traditional moves like squats and plies. You’ll burn calories, laugh, dance, and enjoy moving to energetic music. Dance experience is not required, you’ll learn as you go. Class is great for teens and adults. Bring a waterbottle, a towel and wear good exercise shoes. Monday, 7:15 -8:15 p.m. Old Council Hall Sessions: 6 #18588 Jan 2 - Feb 6 #18590 Feb 20 - Mar 26 Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m. Garfield Ballroom Sessions: 6 #18586 Jan 5 - Feb 9 #18591 Feb 22 - Mar 28 Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Garfield Ballroom Sessions: 6 #18589 Jan 7 - Feb 11 #18592 Feb 25 - Mar 31 Resident: $42 Nonresident: $52

CoEd Receational Volleyball

Enjoy the fun of adult recreational volleyball. Constant game play with supervision and instruction provided. All ability levels are welcome. Tennis shoes required. Times/ dates are subject to change based on changes in gym availability. No volleyball Jan 16, 30 or Feb 20. Monday, 7:30 - 9 p.m Ridge Middle School Sessions: 6 #18761 Jan 9 - Mar 26 Resident: $40 Nonresident: $50

Mentor in Motion:

The Walk, Run, Bike, Hike, Swim, Skate, Golf Way to Get Moving

Mentor In Motion is a personal challenge event that encourages all members of our community, from kids to seniors, to get active, and best of all, it’s simple. When you register for the club, you can walk, run, bike, hike, swim, skate, even golf your way toward completing 100 miles of motion. It’s easier than you think to accomplish. Walk one mile (about 2,200 steps) five days a week and you’ll reach 100 miles before spring. Fit in an occasional hike, skate or bike ride, and you’ll reach your goal more quickly. Take the challenge and involve your family members, too. This is a great event for all. Sign up and we’ll give you everything you need to get started including a pedometer to help count your miles. You’ll also get an exercise conversion sheet to help you track your motion across a variety of movements and a personalized record log to set your goals and record your miles, plus lots of other good information you can use to move 100 miles or more. And, best of all, we’ve got great prizes to give away when you turn in your mileage logs. Questions? Contact the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720. #18526 Resident: $15 Nonresident: $20

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Beginner Swing Dance

Men’s Open Hoops

If you caught the dancing bug watching Richard Gere in the movie Shall We Dance, you know that swing dancing is once again sweeping across the country. In this class, you’ll learn the basic footwork and patterns of leading and following in the East Coast Swing (Jitterbug). Dress casually and wear slick soled shoes. This is a great class for couples, though singles will be paired with a partner. All types of music (swing, big band, classic rock-n-roll and country) is used. Specific directions to the classroom will be on receipt. Cost to participate is per person. No class Feb 18. Friday, 7:30 - 8:25 p.m. Lakeland Community College Sessions: 6 #17362 Jan 13 - Feb 24 Resident: $39 Nonresident: $49

If you are looking for a great place to play basketball in a fun and supervised environment, try Men’s Open Hoops. Supervision is provided for questions and assistance. Locker rooms will not be available. Register early, maximum number of participants is 35. Times/dates are subject to change based on changes in gym availability. Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. #18868 Ridge Middle School Sessions: 10 Jan 9 - Apr 9 Thursday, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. #18869 Ridge Middle School Sessions: 10 Jan 11 - Mar 14 Resident: $45 Nonresident: $55

Intermediate Swing Dance

Instructor: Tom Nagy

Instructors: Susan and Joe Marino

Instructors: Susan and Joe Marino

This intermediate class will help you take your swing dance skills from basic to “Wow”! It’s a continuation of the beginning swing dance class and not for beginners. Learn advanced moves including twists, turns, and a lot of wild and crazy steps. Dress casually and wear slicksoled shoes. Specific directions to the classroom will be on receipt. Fee is per person. No class Feb 18. Friday, 8:30 - 9:25 p.m. Lakeland Community College Sessions: 6 #17361 Jan 13 - Feb 24 Resident: $39 Nonresident: $49

Party & Wedding Dance for All Instructors: Susan and Joe Marino

Instructor: Larry Moskal

Fencing

You’ll get plenty of exercise and fun as you learn the fundamentals of modern foil fencing in this new class which includes stretching, footwork, lunges, attack, parryriposte, strategy, tactics and bouting. Fun and safety are emphasized while developing hand-eye coordination, agility, dexterity and stamina as well as social skills and manners. All equipment is provided, so come out and try something new. Class is for ages 8 - adult. Thursday, 5 – 6:15 p.m. Mentor Beach South Room Sessions: 6 #17331 Jan 12 - Feb 16 Resident: $64 Nonresident: $80

Horseback Riding for Adults to Seniors

This class is designed to teach you the basics of several traditional dances that will allow you to join in on the fun at a variety of functions. Learn, or brush up on, dances like Polka, Basic Swing, Slow Dancing, Stroll, Barndance, Tarantella, Hora Medley (Jewish traditional), and others. Brides and grooms-to-be, and their wedding party, will have a ball and benefit from this class! Register a group of eight or more people and the bride and groom can attend for free. No expertise is necessary, just come and join the fun! Dress casually and wear slick-soled shoes. Specific directions to the classroom will be on class receipt. Cost to participate is per person. No class Feb 18. Friday, 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. Lakeland Community College Sessions: 6 #17363 Jan 13 - Feb 24 Resident: $39 Nonresident: $49

A weekly, one-hour lesson, for adults through seniors, will teach the fundamentals of horsemanship: how to walk, trot and work safely around horses. Equestrian sport is an activity that spans all age groups and is enjoyed on the competitive level by riders in their seventies. Participants will need to wear boots with a small heel and long pant. Helmets are provided. Maypine provides an indoor arena for riders and an observation area for spectators. Visit their website at www. maypinefarm.com for information or to learn more about the award-winning program. Sunday, 1 - 2 p.m. Maypine Farms Sessions: 8 #18525 Jan 15 - Mar 4 Resident: $210 Nonresident: $225

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Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America! It’s fun for all ages too - think of badmiton, tennis, racquetball and ping-pong rolled into one, played on a tennis court of smaller proportions. Sign up for this introductory class and learn all of the basics. Enjoying using your new skills to play against others at the end of each class. All equipment is provided. Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Ridge Middle School Sessions: 6 #18760 Jan 11 - Feb 15 Resident: $32 Nonresident: $38

Instructor: Maypine Farm staff

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All classes are taught by Certified Fitness Trainers. Join anytime! We offer free Saturday make-ups if you miss a class. Class size is limited and advance registration is required! Register online at flexcity.com or call 216-313FLEX or 1-800-659-FLEX. Classes are held: Monday/Wednesday November 28 - December 21 Jan 4 - Feb 1 Feb 8 - Mar 7 Tuesday/Thursday December 8 - Jan 3 Jan 10 - Feb 2 Feb 9 - Mar 6 Saturday December 3 - Feb 11 Feb 25 - Apr 14

Phenomenal Abdominals® Instructor: Body Sculpting Staff

Strengthen and firm your torso, flatten your belly, and define your midsection in this 30-minute class with new exercises devoted to working on the upper, lower and side abdominal muscles. Suitable for all fitness levels. Only equipment needed is an exercise mat and stretch band. Tues & Thurs, 9:30 - 10 a.m. Old Council Hall Tues & Thurs, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Community Center Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Community Center Resident: $30 Nonresident: $38

Body Sculpting™

Instructor: Body Sculpting Staff

Awaken your entire body with this new and improved Body Sculpting workout designed to make you lean and defined. Build and sculpt muscles, strengthen your core, improve your strength and flexibility while burning fat and calories by using just one set of 5 lb. dumbbells. You will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Bring a set of 5-pound dumbbells, exercise mat, water bottle, and stretch band to class. Accommodates all fitness levels. Work out at your own pace. Mon & Wed, 6 - 7 p.m. Old Council Hall Tues & Thurs, 10 - 11 a.m. Old Council Hall Tues & Thurs, 4:50 - 5:50 p.m. Community Center Tues & Thurs, 6 - 7 p.m. Community Center Tues & Thurs, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Community Center Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Community Center Resident: $50 Nonresident: $63

Stretch This

Instructor: Body Sculpting Staff

Flexibility is the key to mobility! Reduce stress and create body harmony in this 30-minute stretching class designed to stretch the entire body, including the lower back and core area. Ideal for men and women of all ages and fitness levels; stretch at your own pace. Bring an exercise mat, water bottle, and stretch band to class. Classes are taught by a Certified Fitness Trainer. Tues & Thurs, 11 - 11:30 a.m. Old Council Hall Resident: $30 Nonresident: $38

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Ohio Boating Education Course Instructor: Jim Zofchak

Taking an Ohio Boating Education Course (OBEC) will allow you to comply with the Ohio Boater Education laws and will also satisfy other states’ boater education requirements. Topics covered are trailering, docking, navigation rules, operating a personal watercraft, personal flotation devices, and handling boating emergencies. All persons born after Jan 1, 1982 must have a certificate to operate watercraft over 10 horsepower. In addition, this course may make you eligible for a discount on your boat or PWC insurance! Participants must attend 8 hours to be eligible to take the test. Class is held in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Mentor Municipal Center, 8500 Civic Center Blvd. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. #18599 Jan 28 Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. #18600 Feb 26 Session: 1 Mentor Municipal Center Resident: $16 Nonresident: $21

Couponing Class for Beginners Instructor: Carol Brafford

Have you ever clipped the coupons from the Sunday newspaper with such high hopes of getting a great deal at the super market, only to leave your coupons at home, or simply forget about them altogether until they are expired? This used to be me. In just one year, like me, you also can save a small fortune (on items you would normally purchase, too!). Anyone can coupon successfully and I have the tips to explain how to do this. You will learn where the good coupons are, how to organize them for the best use, how to stack a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon for optimal savings, information about rebates and using the internet to assist you in your savings. Couponing has changed my life and it can change yours too! Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Session: 1 #17091 Feb 9 Resident: $12 Nonresident: $15

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Instructor: Mentor Fire Department Education Staff

This course covers Infant, Child, and Adult versions of CPR, AED, and choking and fulfills requirements for healthcare providers with mandatory skills test and written test. Mandatory student manual BLS for Healthcare Providers (90-1038) is required for class and should be read prior to class. This text can be borrowed from the Mentor Fire Department for your class with us. The certification card expires two years from the course date. Due to limited seating, you must be registered to attend this class. Please contact the Mentor Fire Department - Public Education at (440) 974-5769 to register for this class. Wednesday, 6 - 10:30 p.m. Fire Station #5 Training Room Session: 1 Jan 18, Feb 22 Mar 21 or Apr 18 Resident: $35 Nonresident: $45

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor: Mentor Fire Department Education Staff

Did you know choking is the number 1 cause of unintentional death in infants? Four to six minutes is the window of opportunity for someone to act for another person suffering a cardiac arrest? Fewer than one-third of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from someone nearby? This course is designed for the workplace that needs to meet various standards or for the public. This course is not a Healthcare Provider course. We’ll cover First Aid, along with CPR, AED, and choking for Adult, Child, and Infant.  Mandatory student manual Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook (901026) is required for class and should be read prior to class. This text can be borrowed from the Mentor Fire Department for your class with us. The certification card expires two years from the course date after successfully completing skills test. Course is approx. 8 hours in length. Cost is $50 for resident and Mentor businesses or $60 for non-reside nt. Due to limited seating, you must be registered to attend this class. Please contact the Mentor Fire Department - Public Education at (440) 974-5769 to register for this class. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fire Station #5 Training Room Session: 1 Jan 7, Mar 3 or May 5 Resident: $35 Nonresident: $45

Heartsaver CPR AED

Instructor: Mentor Fire Department Education Staff

Did you know that four to six minutes is the window of opportunity for someone to act for another person suffering a cardiac arrest? Did you know that fewer than one-third of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from someone nearby? This course is not a Healthcare Provider course. We’ll cover CPR, AED, and choking for Adult, Child, and Infant. Mandatory student manual Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook (90-1044) is required for class and should be read prior to class. This text can be borrowed from the Mentor Fire Department for your class with us. The certification card expires two years from the course date after successfully completing the skills test. Due to limited seating, you must be registered to attend this class. Please contact the Mentor Fire Department - Public Education at (440) 974-5769 to register for this class. Tuesday, 6 - 9 p.m. Fire Station #5 Training Room Session: 1 Mar 20 Wednesday, 6 - 9 p.m. Fire Station #5 Training Room Session: 1 May 23 Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m. Fire Station #5 Training Room Session: 1 Feb 23 or Apr 19 Resident: $35 Nonresident: $45

Fire Extinguisher Training Instructor: Mentor Fire Department Education Staff

Have you ever used a fire extinguisher? Do you know the different types of fire extinguishers, and if it will work on a fire in your home or business?  Does OSHA mandate your business have yearly fire extinguisher training?  Allow the Mentor Fire Department to teach you. The class is broken into three parts: video, lecture with Q/A, and hands-on with a fire extinguisher training unit. This course is open to residents and Mentor businesses at no cost. Due to limited seating, you must be registered to attend this class. Mentor Safety Village is located at 7262 Jackson St. in the training room in the rear of the building. Please contact the Mentor Fire Department - Public Education at (440) 974-5769 to schedule a class for your group or business. Monday, Apr 2, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Mentor Safety Village Tuesday, Apr 3, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Mentor Safety Village Tuesday, Apr 24, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Mentor Safety Village Thursday, Apr 26 7 - 8:15 p.m. Mentor Safety Village Monday, Apr 30 7 - 8:15 p.m. Mentor Safety Village

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Gardening with Frank Krupa Instructor: Frank Krupa

The ground may be covered with snow, but now is the time to plan your summer garden! These four classes will show you how to create and maintain a Midwest garden. The classes will cover all types of gardens: vegetable, flower, herb and boarders. The classes are from 7-9 p.m. in the Wildwood Cultural Center Gold Room. Each class costs $8 for Residents and $10 for Nonresidents. Handouts and Outlines are included.

Garden Design

Learn how to plan a garden to suit your needs, space, budget and time. Topics include a makeover of your present garden and developing an all new garden. Learn how to combine different types of gardens and add value to your property. Tuesday, Feb 7 #18295

Garden Organizing and Installation

In this class, you will receive sound advice on site preparation, planting, buying plants, soil concerns, spacing and drainage. Tuesday, Feb 14 #18296

Four Season Garden Check Lists

Four season maintenance tips include care, harvesting, winter preservation and year around pruning. Learn how to keep a simple yet valuable garden log for future reference. Tuesday, Feb 21 #18297

Garden Problem Solving

Pests, diseases and best treatment practices are discussed in this segment. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your problems in an open forum. Tuesday, Feb 28 #18298

Multi Media Art Class Instructor: Dottie Geisert

Enjoy the opportunity to create art in the media of your choice, which includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pastel or colored pencil and more! Classes are held in a spacious light filled room with views of the surrounding grounds. Students will receive a continuous one on one education in a relaxed setting.  All levels of artistic development, from the beginning student to the more mature artist, are welcome. Since classes are taught one on one, students will advance at their own pace. Some classes will include a brief  lecture and/or demonstration of art theories or principles. If you wish to start something new, Dottie will recommend the supplies you will need. Bring your supplies and subject matter to the first class. Come prepared to learn, create, experiment and enjoy art! Course is open to High School students through adults. *No Class Jan 16 and Feb 20 Sessions: 6 Wildwood South Wing Monday, 2-4 p.m.#18250 Jan 9-Feb 27 Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.#18251 Jan 11-Feb 15 Resident: $39 Nonresident: $48

Photoshop Elements 101 A Primer in Post Processing Instructor: Steve Manchook

Introduction to navigating the vast arrangement of tools in this powerful and very affordable Adobe software. Learn the fundamentals of image processing after image capture. Must-know basics include cropping, sizing, sharpening, color correction, layers, retouching and many others. Class will include a Power-Point presentation demonstrating the tools as they are applied to everyday photography. Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Sessions: 2 #18243 Jan 30 - Feb 6 Resident: $41 Nonresident: $51

Digital Photography to the Max Instructor: Steve Manchook

Dig into the many tools and techniques available to anyone with today’s modern digital camera. Learn that it is not pixel count that matters. Camera controls will be explained in plain English as well as how to use them to their fullest potential. Camera and lighting techniques for images that rise above the common snapshot will also be presented. Sample photos will be in abundance. People, plants, landscapes, events: we will cover these subjects and how to photograph them effectively. If you have already taken a basic photography class, this is the next step for better photography. Q & A time will be allowed so that students will come away with a greater knowledge of the photographic craft. Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Sessions: 2 #18244 Mar 5 & 12 Resident: $41 Nonresident: $51

Mentor’s Amateur Photo Contest

Do you like to take pictures? Give us your best shot and your photo may be on the next cover of the Mentor Parks & Recreation Guide! We are looking for photographs of Mentor citizens’ enjoying our parks, recreation classes, our facilities and special events. Photos must be recent and can be uploaded to www.flickr.com/groups. mentorphotocontest where they will be available for public viewing. Photos may also be emailed to [email protected]entor. com for inclusion. Photos must be submitted by Feb 15. Prizes will be awarded to 1st 2nd & 3rd place winners, which will be determined by a panel of judges on Feb 28. All submitted photographs will become property of the City of Mentor and may be used to promote the city in publications and on the City of Mentor’s website. The City of Mentor reserves the right to decline, delete or reject any artwork which is deemed inappropriate for public viewing. Questions: email us at [email protected] or call (440) 974-5735.

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New! Basic Drawing Instructor: Sandy D’Amico

We will cover basic techniques using standard drawing pencils. Assorted textures with different subject matter will be addressed. Projects will include learning to draw everyday objects, animals and portraits. Supplies required: graphite pencils assorted preferably 2H, HB, 4B & 6B, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser and 9 x 12 or 11 x 14) Strathmore Bristol smooth pad of tracing paper. No class Jan 16 & Feb 20. Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Green Room Sessions: 6 #18247 Jan 9 - Feb 27 Resident: $47 Nonresident: $57

Painting with Watercolors Instructor: John Peters

Learning to paint with watercolors can be fun and provide you with new artistic talent. This class will include a comprehensive study of landscape painting directed toward the beginning student. Color, form, size and design will be studied with completed works as a result. A material supply list will be sent to you by the instructor one week before class starts. Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Sessions: 8 #18242 Jan 11 – Feb 29 Resident: $60 Nonresident: $75

Create Your Own Bridal Flowers Instructor: Chris Amos

All brides-to-be can learn how to save money by creating your own floral arrangements for your big day! It’s easier than you may think and the cost of creating your own bouquets is reasonable. There will be a demonstration on creating a variety of bridal bouquets, corsages and pew bows. Bring your creative talents and ideas! A $5 material fee is payable in cash to the instructor at the first class to cover bows and corsages you’ll take home. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.Wildwood Craft Room Sessions: 4 #18299 Jan 10 - 31 Resident: $24 Nonresident: $30

Create Your Own Flower Arrangements Instructor: Chris Amos

Join us in this two week class of creative enjoyment! Week 1: You will make a beautiful fresh floral arrangement; please bring a paring knife to the first class. All fresh flowers will be provided by instructor for a $12 fee payable in cash to the instructor. Also, we will discuss your silk arrangement for Week 2: You will make a silk arrangement; we’ll discuss your silk arrangement at the first class. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own silk flowers. Wire cutters will be needed for the second class. No class on Feb 20. Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen Sessions: 2 #18300 Feb 13 - 27 Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17

Spring Wreaths Instructor: Chris Amos

Let’s make a silk spring wreath together to brighten up your decor! Please bring wire cutters & scissors; all other supplies will be provided. A $20 supply fee is payable in cash to the instructor the night of the class. Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen Sessions: 1 #18301 Mar 5 Resident: $12 Nonresident: $15

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Crochet for Beginners

Intermediate Crochet

Instructor: Stephanie Ryan

In this beginning crochet class, you will explore hook sizes, yarn selection, and some basic crochet stitches. You will begin by working on a sample scarf using the stitches you have learned. Then we will review the stitches, finishing and edging your scarf and learn some joining techniques, as time permits. Students need to bring to class a size “H” crochet hook, a skein of light colored worsted weight non variegated, non textured yarn (such as Red Heart), a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle. Monday, 7 – 9 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room Sessions: 2 #18245 Jan 23-30 Resident: $22 Nonresident: $28

Instructor: Stephanie Ryan

Learn more advanced stitches; explore shaping through increasing and decreasing, as well as stitches that can add texture and dimension to your work. Prerequisite: must be able to chain, and single crochet fluently. Monday, 7 – 9 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room Sessions: 2 #18246 Feb 27 - Mar 5 Resident: $22 Nonresident: $28

32nd Wildwood Fine Arts Festival

Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center

The Creative Artists Association, The City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center and the Community Arts Commission are looking for fine artists for this annual festival. Interested artists should email [email protected] sbcglobal.net or call (440) 974-5735.

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In the Kitchen with Judi Strauss Instructor: Judi Strauss

Judi Strauss has all new cooking demonstration classes for you to enjoy! Judi’s classes are a great way to learn new cooking techniques, taste new recipes and experience cooking in a fun environment. All classes are held in the Wildwood Cultural Center kitchen from 7-9 p.m. on the date listed. The cost of each class is $14 for residents and $17 for nonresidents, with a food fee of $8 per class payable in cash to the instructor the night of each class. In each class, there will plenty to taste and recipes for home. Come ‘cook-up’ some new recipes with Judi!

New! Soup’s On

What could be nicer than a simmering pot of homemade soup? In this class you’ll learn how to make wonderful soups and stock from scratch. You’ll get to taste Tomato Bisque and Cabbage Soup along with Bean and Barley. There will plenty of recipes to take home, too. Tuesday, Jan 17 #18288

Wok This Way

Stir-frying can be a fun and fast way to prep dinner. With wok cooking vegetables are still crisp and colorful and you haven’t spent the whole evening in the kitchen. It also does not need to be only Asian-style dishes. In class you’ll learn to cook like a pro with a wok in dishes from all over the world. Tuesday, Jan 24 #18289

Wildwood Cultural Center offers a unique membership opportunity to area residents interested in supporting the preservation of the center’s historical value and the continued development of cultural opportunities through the City of Mentor. The City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center is supported in part by more than 200 members who choose to support the cultural arts in our community. Members of Wildwood Cultural Center receive a 10% discount on all Wildwood sponsored classes, FREE admission to our special events, as well as a quarterly newsletter. A new benefit: members will receive a 10% discount on all private rentals at Wildwood Cultural Center. Visit www.cityofmentor.com/play/cultural arts or call (440) 974-5735 for details.

Join a Club

Wildwood Basketry Guild

New! Skillet Dinners

The Wildwood Basketry Guild was formed to help stimulate an interest in the art of basketry. Anyone is welcome to attend meetings, held the third Thursday of the month from 6 - 9:30 p.m. Call (440) 974-5735 for meeting dates.

5 or Fewer

The Bridge Club is open to anyone who enjoys a relaxed game of bridge. Just come to Wildwood on Wednesdays from 12 to 5 p.m. (Come late or leave early if you wish). Call (440) 974-5735 for more information. No partner is necessary.

Simple and fast is a good way to describe skillet dinners. In class you’ll get plenty of recipes and tasty samples of meals made on top of the stove. Many are made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for weekday dinners or any time you want a home-cooked meal in less time. Some take more time, but are well worth the wait. Tuesday, Jan 31 #18290 If you are tired of recipes with long ingredient lists, try this class. All the recipes use 5 or fewer ingredients. Mostly main dishes and sides, there are also some delectable desserts. Learn to make dinner simply, often using items you can have on hand and by using some convenience foods. Tuesday Feb 7 #18291

New! Onions and Garlic

While these aromatic foods are a staple in most cuisines some people are hesitant to use them. Both onions and garlic are more than just tasty, they are good for you. In class you will learn how to roast, grill, caramelize and much more. Tuesday, Feb 21 #18292

New! Easter Baking

Baking is very much a part of our holiday traditions. Some breads are associated with springtime and Easter. In class you’ll taste breads and other baked treats from different cultures. You’ll get recipes from hot cross buns and Easter bunny rolls to Bird’s Nest Biscotti plus you’ll have the chance to do some hands on work. You’ll also get tips on how to bake better bread. Tuesday, Mar 6 #18293

Coffeehouse Treats

We all love to eat them and we all pay outrageous prices for them. Why not learn how to make some of these tasty treats at home? From bear claws to biscotti, coffeecakes and much more you will earn how to make them all. Tuesday, Mar 13 #18294

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Wildwood Garden Club

The Wildwood Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, September through May at Wildwood Cultural Center. Members are active in the planning, planting and maintaining the gardens around the Wildwood mansion. Members also learn and create at seminars and special programs sponsored by the club. Call (440) 9745735 for more information.

Wildwood Quilters Guild

The Wildwood Quilters Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7- 9 p.m., from September through May at the Wildwood Cultural Center. The Quilters welcome new members. For more information, call Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735.

Wildwood Singers

Under the instruction of David Debick, the Wildwood Cultural Center chorus group The Wildwood Singers meet on Tuesday from 7:30 - 9 p.m. New members welcome! If you would like to join, call (440) 974-5735.

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About Mentor Senior Center

Mentor Senior Center is a thriving meeting place for Senior Citizens with over 4,800 participants. Mentor Senior Center office, administered by the City of Mentor, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and on Fri from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mentor Senior Center also hosts a number of night time and weekend programs. The Center offers a wide variety of classes, health and social services, groups, trips and other special events. Transportation is provided to and from Mentor Senior Center events in cooperation with LakeTran and the City of Mentor. Meals are served between 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. weekdays Monday through Friday. Membership is available to anyone 55 years old or older. Membership is required to participate in Senior Center activities. Membership fees are $5 for Mentor residents and $7 for nonresidents. Members receive the Mentor Senior Center monthly newsletter. In addition to the activities listed on these pages, there are many others, including volunteer opportunities and small group activities.

Registration Process

You may register for one other person only. Please register at least one week before the beginning date of each class. The City of Mentor accepts Visa and Mastercard. When registering online, Discover and American Express may also be used. Non-senior adults, defined as adults who are younger than 55, can register for a class at Mentor Senior Center at a higher price as long as non-senior registration does not prevent senior citizens from taking classes. An annual participation fee paid once a year is required for non-seniors to participate in Senior Center programs. Annual non-senior fees are $7 for a resident and $9 for a non-resident. See page 27 for all other registration details.

TRIPS Trip Refund Policy

Please choose your trips carefully. Once you have registered for a trip there will be no full refunds unless the Senior Center cancels the trip. An administrative charge of $10 will be assessed on cancellations. Trip refunds will be available until the date specified, minus the $10 administrative fee. Prevent the $10 administrative fee by transferring the full trip amount to another trip/class/ program within the same season. Participants assume risk of change in personal circumstances or health. After the cutoff date, there are no refunds unless the reservation can be resold.

Activity Levels

Mild: May require some leisurely walking. There may be minimal steps or uneven surfaces and some standing. Moderate: May require moderate walking and extended standing. There may be steps or uneven surfaces. Strenuous: May require extended periods of walking and standing. There may be numerous steps or uneven terrain.

Wright Homes

The Wilds - African Adventure

Come with us to the Laurel Highlands and see the award winning Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Each home is different, although you will see “Wright-touches” throughout. Excellent docents provide insight into the architect, the owners, and the homes themselves. Fallingwater was designed for the Kaufmann family in 1936. The house is dramatically cantilevered over a mountain waterfall. It is considered the most important example of modern architecture in the world. Kentuck Knob rises from a mountainside high above the Youghiogheny River gorge. This extraordinary home, built of native stone and tidewater cypress, is set amidst natural woodlands and surrounded by contemporary sculpture and historic artifacts. Registration/refunds are available until April 24. Activity level is moderate. Lunch is included. $100 #18045

Discover the Wilds in Cumberland, OH. One of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world. Board a guided Safari Transport for your extraordinary adventure encountering rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, and other rare and endangered species living in natural, openrange habitats at this 10,000 acre center. Friendly and knowledgeable guides help you learn about the animals and the important conservation work at the Wilds – advancing conservation through science, education, and personal experience. You will board an open-air Safari vehicle for a premium day-tour experience providing opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography. This tour includes stops at selected destinations, including the new Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center. Lunch will be included at the Wilds café. Registration/refunds are available until August 10. Activity level is mild. $104 #18047

Thursday, May 24, 6:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Marietta - Down By The River Tuesday, June 26, 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Marietta is the perfect combination of history and charm. Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeast Ohio and bordered by two rivers, this city features scenic beauty that you won’t find in many places. We’ve planned a perfect day for you. We begin our day with a guided tour with a local guide to tour the Victorian District of Marietta, including the Castle and the Henderson Homes. Many times during your visit, you will happen upon vestiges of the past. Take a moment to admire the beautiful heritage homes, many of which have been restored to their original opulence. No matter where our guide takes us you’ll find all roads lead to the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. Board the Valley Gem Sternwheeler for a luncheon cruise on the historic Muskingum & Ohio Rivers. We will complete our stay with a visit to the Campus Martius Museum, 200 years of local history that helped define Ohio and the nation. Registration/refunds are available until May 26. Activity level is mild. $88 #18046

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Fall Foliage Cruise on the Allegheny River

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

We have a special fall cruise planned for you on the Gateway Clipper. Take a scenic cruise on the Allegheny River while enjoying the lovely fall colors. There will be lunch and a show-stopping revue, live musical entertainment. Make your plans to sail with us on a voyage of color, beauty, and fun! This is a five-hour cruise, beginning and ending at the Pittsburgh Marina. Registration/refunds are available until September 13. Activity level is mild. $104 #18048

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Treasures of Ireland

Monday, Mar 26 – Tuesday, April 3

Come visit the Emerald Isle with us. Enjoy an overnight in a Castle and a Medieval Castle Banquet. View spectacular scenery when we visit the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry. Will you dare to kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle? Travel back to Victorian times when you take a Jaunting Car Ride to Muckross House and Gardens. See the highlights of vibrant Limerick, Galway and “My Fair City”- Dublin. Passport is required. Registration/Refund deadline is Jan 1, $500 deposit due Dec. 1 Activity level: Moderate. $2,699 per person double, $3,249 per person single. #17827

Cheat Mountain Railroad Friday, June 8 - Saturday, June 9

This scenic rail tour is an exciting combination of very unique and different train rides, all connecting seamlessly into one single day’s itinerary. It’s a wild and wonderful ride through the Cheat Mountain Wilderness, a rugged region of West Virginia consisting of deep forest, wildlife, and whitewaters. The ingenuity of men combines with the grandeur of the Appalachian Mountains to produce one of the most exciting mountain wilderness excursion rides in the U.S. This 4 hour trip features two separate mountain grades, a spectacular “S” curve tunnel and mile after mile of unspoiled mountain wilderness. The comfortable climate-controlled steam liner twists and climbs along the cascading Shaver’s Fork of the Cheat River into a deep canyon area. Registration/Refund deadline is May 1. $150 deposit due Mar 1. Activity Level: Moderate. $317 per person double occupancy, $359 per person single occupancy, $302 per person triple occupancy. #17850

Mississippi River Cruise Aboard the Riverboat “Twilight” Monday, July 16 – Thursday, July 19

If you have always wanted to cruise the Mississippi River, then this is the tour for you. The Riverboat “Twilight” is a richly appointed riverboat with Victorian steamboat architecture. There are three decks with comfortable airconditioned dining salons, and sundecks with lounge chairs for those who wish to sightsee or snooze. Your Mississippi Cruise features a two-day, 166-mile roundtrip cruise with served plated meals, morning and afternoon snacks, live entertainment and expert narration. We will enjoy overnight accommodations on land, then return for a second day on the riverboat. Other features include accommodations, baggage handling, and complimentary shuttle service to attractions in Dubuque including the National Mississippi River Museum (admissions included), three dinners, three breakfasts and three lunches. Registration/Refund deadline is June 16, $150 deposit due Mar 15. Activity Level: Mild. $703 per person double, $854 per person single, $683 triple. #17851

Shaw Festival

Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12

The Shaw Festival is the only theatre in the world that specializes in the plays of Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (1856-1950) – plays about the beginning of the modern world. In 2000, the Shaw Festival expanded this mandate to include contemporary plays set during Shaw’s lifetime, as well as plays written during the period. Presented in three distinctive theatres (the Festival, the Court House and the Royal George) in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Shaw’s work engages the imagination, illuminates the past and inspires debate about the future. Live theatre, shopping galleries, attractions, books, fashion, gifts, specialty foods and much more await you in this delightful town. Passport is required. Registration/Refund deadline is June 1, $150 deposit due Mar 1. Activity Level: Moderate. $509 per person double, $588 per person single, $509 per person triple. #17964

South Dakota Adventure

Wed,nesday September 5 – Tuesday, September 11

This amazing trip to the Black Hills includes so much, we can’t list everything, so check out the flier for complete details. Highlights include air travel and a one-hotel stay. Enjoy visits to Mt. Rushmore both during the day and the inspirational evening lighting ceremony. See Crazy Horse Memorial and the historic Wild West town of Deadwood where the legends of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane were made. Visits to Badlands National Park and Devil’s Tower will captivate you. Experience the thrill of seeing bison in their natural environment during your Buffalo Jeep Safari through Custer State Park. Registration/Refund deadline is June 1. $300 deposit due June 1. Activity Level: Moderate. $2049 per person double, $2699 per person single. #17825

The 1,000 Islands Autumn Splendor, including Ottawa and Montreal Monday, September 17 – Friday, September 21

Join us for a spectacular autumn adventure to visit Canada’s 1,000 Islands, dressed in her early fall colors. We’ll stay at the Colonial Resort in Gananoque, Ontario, where we’ll enjoy 4 full breakfasts and 4 dinners and evening entertainment. We’ll have escorted tours to OTTAWA, the Capital of Canada, and the historic city of KINGSTON. You’ll fall in love with the European ambiance and French flair of Montreal. Plus, we’ve included a boat cruise of the scenic 1,000 Islands with time to explore the impressive “Boldt Castle.” Please note that a valid US Passport is required for this trip. Registration/Refund deadline is July 20. $150 deposit due April 20. $639 per person double, $609 per person triple, $799 single. #17987

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Colonial Williamsburg

Monday, October 8 – Thursday, October 11

Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s leading living history museum – the restored 18th century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest and most populous outpost in the New World.  On Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre historic area stand some 500 restored, reconstructed and historically furnished public buildings, homes, stores and taverns.  Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th century city – black, white and Native American, slave, indentured and free – and the challenges they faced.  In this historic place, they help the future learn from the past.  Your admission pass entitles you to complete access to explore Colonial Williamsburg’s recreated and restored buildings, sites and exhibits.  Your tour also includes historic Jamestown and the Shenandoah Museum. Registration/Refund deadline is Sept 1. $150 deposit due July 1. Activity Level: Moderate. $703 per person double, $672 per person triple, $913 per person single. #17965

2012 Trip Promotional Meeting Wednesday, November 30, 2-4 p.m.

Please join us to learn about all the fabulous trips we have planned for you in 2012. Please register by Wed, November 23. #18092

SPECIAL EVENTS Back-To-School Dinner Dance Friday, December 2, 5-7:30 p.m.

Featuring the Billy Kaye Band for your listening and dancing pleasure at Mentor High School. This wonderful program is courtesy of Mentor Future Leaders of America and the National Honor Society. The Mentor School Board, and Administrators assist the Mentor High Cafeteria staff. The program starts at 5 p.m. Dinner served at 5:15 p.m. Sorry, meals cannot be carried out of the school due to health regulations. Parking – Park in the south parking lot. Enter through the ‘A’ wing door. Resident/Nonresident: $7 #18502

Hillcrest Concert Band Christmas Concert Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Holiday season with the Hillcrest Concert Band. Come enjoy all your favorite holiday classics. Light refreshments will follow. Please register by November 28. If space is available, limited registration will be available at the door. Resident/Nonresident: $5 #17227 C

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Line Dance Holiday Party 2011 Monday, December 12, 7-9:30 p.m.

Line dances lead in a party atmosphere along with light refreshments. The cost is $5 per person through December 7 and $7 per person after December 7. # 18094

Performing Groups - Taking Their Show on the Road

Mentor Senior Center is home to three fantastic performing groups – the Mentor Follies Dancers, the Mentor Music Makers (singing group), and Mentor’s Act 1 (theater group). All three groups are composed of talented, energetic Mentor Senior Center participants. These groups offer inspiring and fun entertainment at a very reasonable cost. To book one of the performing groups, call the Senior Center at (440) 974-5725.

SERVICES and SUPPORT GROUPS for SENIORS The services below include just a few of the Health and Social Services available at Mentor Senior Center. Call for a more detailed list.

Income Tax Assistance

Trained volunteers will assist in the completion of state and federal income tax forms. The volunteers do not assist with city tax forms. Bring with you these items: copy of last year’s income tax return (s) and supporting documentation; W-2 & W-2p forms from each employer if you earned a salary; SSA-1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099MISC, etc) showing interest, and or dividends and original purchase price of sold assets; 1099 form from the payer of your pension or annuity; unemployment compensation statements; all forms indicating federal income tax paid; all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions; and your social security card. This is a free service but advance registration is required, by calling the Senior Center. Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., February 3 - April 7.

Visionaries

Low Vision Support & Discussion Group Facilitator: Deborah Kogler

If you or someone you know suffer from vision impairment—you’re not alone. The monthly meetings are not only informative but a lot of fun! Free. Wed, 2 – 4 p.m. Activity Room 2 December 14, January 25, February 22

The Computer Area

Monday 8:15 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. Tuesday 8:15 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. Wednesday 5 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Volunteers who are knowledgeable about computers, email, and the Internet will be here to assist you. Please call first for an appointment. A special thank you to our continuing volunteer, Wesley Sayer. Participants have access to the Internet and a copy machine at a cost of 5 cents per page.

Computer Classes for Seniors

Join us for a 3 part computer class taught by Tech Wise through a grant from every citizen online. Classes will include: Understanding your computer, understanding the internet and understanding email. After completing the three provided courses you will be equipped with the knowledge needed to improve communication with family and friends, access health care tools, gain further education, save time and money with online bill pay and so much more. Space is limited, registration required. Free. *No class Jan 16 and Feb 20 Tue, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Activity Room 4 Sessions: 3 #18235 December 6-20 #18233 Jan 17 - 31 #18234 Feb 14 - 28 Mon, 6-8 p.m. Sessions: 3 #18236 Jan 9 – 30 *             #18230 Feb 13 – Mar 5*

Lunch Five Days A Week At Mentor Senior Center

Kitchen Coordinators: Jozefina Duvjnak and Cathy Jo Kaiser Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch staff and volunteers offer delicious freshly made sandwiches, salads, soup, and desserts at discounted prices. Lunch foods are planned for the enjoyment of seniors of all ages, with some consideration for special diets and medical conditions. Cooks’ Specials feature a meat or other high protein dish, vegetable, and usually a starch or bread product at a cost of $3.50. Desserts range from fruit and custard pies to special homemade treats, and we always have ice cream sundaes. Drinks include coffee or tea, milk, juices, and the ever popular root beer float. Look for monthly menus at the Mentor Senior Center front desk, or in the newsletter. With the expanded schedule our need for volunteers also increases; call us if you would like to join our wonderful group of kitchen volunteers.

Special Elders Program Program Leaders: Dianne Maresco, Debbie Muzik and Betsy Parke.

This program is primarily geared toward senior citizens who are 85 and older or who need assistance to participate in programs at Mentor Senior Center. The Special Elders staff does not provide personal care or individual supervision. Participants in Special Elders must be independently mobile. The program is now offered 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. five days a week at Mentor Senior Center. The program is funded jointly by United Way of Lake County, federal CDBG funding, the City of Mentor, and Lake County Senior Levy Funding. Enjoy good times with friends – with the consistent company of other participants. Eat lunch every weekday – Special Elders participants start their meals between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Bring money for lunch. LakeTran brings senior citizens to and from Mentor Senior Center activities. Seniors riding the bus can schedule so they will be at Mentor Senior Center for activities. Cards and table board games are available. Play BINGO on Mon and Wed afternoon. Game and activity time is scheduled on Tue. Shopping trips are scheduled for Tue at the Great Lakes Mall and Thu at selected shopping venues. The Thu trips include Special Elders staff support throughout the trip. Exercise includes specially designed chair exercise programs for seniors with some physical challenges Mon through Fri. Special events include movies and Monthly Celebrations every month, speakers, parties, and special entertainment at various times during the year.

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Take Advantage!! Participants in the workshops below are welcome to attend ANY Video Fitness Class.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor: Deedy Wilbraham – Tue/Thu Annette Santoro – Fri

Gain mobility, strength, and endurance as you do gentle land exercises with others. This recreational exercise program was developed specifically for people with arthritis. There is a class break from Feb 23 - 29. Tue, 11:30-12:15 p.m. #18123 Jan - Feb Thu, 11:30-12:15 p.m. #18124 Jan - Feb Fri, 11:45-12:30 p.m. #18125 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $14 Nonresident: $18

Core Fusion

Memory Care Support Group

Instructor: Ray Smith

Core Fusion is based on traditional Pilates mat work. This class will incorporate the use of small hand weights, stretch bands/tubes and small balls to challenge your core in a whole new way. Bring your mat. There is a class break Feb 25. Saturday, 10 a.m.#18120 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

This support and discussion group for caregivers covers a variety of topics including signs & symptoms, available resources, help for the caregiver and any topic that the group would like to address. This program is sponsored by the Mentor Senior Center, Kemper House of Mentor, & the Alzheimer’s Association. Newcomers are always welcome, no fee. Refreshments are served. Thu, 1-2 p.m. Stage or Library December 8, 29, January 12, 26, February 9, 23 C

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Delay the Disease: Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms Instructor: Ben Rossi

“Delay the Disease” is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease  (PD), by optimizing their physical function and helping delay the progression of symptoms.  The classes focus on Parkinson’s specific exercises that help fight the symptom’s of the disease. No equipment or expertise is necessary; just participate at your own level of ability.  Caregivers are encouraged to join us, too! There is a class break Feb 28. Tue, 3 – 4 pm #18136 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $32 Nonresident: $41

Low Impact Aerobics

Diane Schefft – Mon & Fri; Sharon Benner – Tue & Thu morning; Barb Bensi – Tue & Thu evening

This energetic aerobics class is designed for able-bodied seniors, with a small amount of resistance bands and weights. There is a class break from Feb 23, 24, 28, and 29 but video classes will be available. *No class Jan 2, 16 or Feb 20. Mon, 9 a.m. #18138 Jan – Feb * Mon, 10:35 a.m. #18139 Jan – Feb * Tue, 9 a.m. #18140 Jan - Feb Tue, 6:15 p.m. #18141 Jan - Feb Thu, 9 a.m. #18142 Jan - Feb Thu, 6:15 p.m. #18143 Jan - Feb Fri, 9 a.m. #18144 Jan - Feb Fri, 10:35 a.m. #18145 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $14 Nonresident: $18

Senior Shape-Up in Chairs Instructors: Diane Schefft – Mon & Fri Annette Santoro – Wed

This class includes seated and standing exercise for increased flexibility and strength. A variety of tools are used including resistance bands, weights, balls and plates. A small amount of low impact aerobics is included to increase mobility. There is a class break Feb 24 and 29, but video classes will be available. *No class Jan 2, 16 and Feb 20. Mon, 10 a.m. #18154 Jan – Feb * Wed, 10 a.m. #18155 Jan - Feb Fri, 10 a.m. #18156 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13

Stretch and Balance Instructor: Sharon Benner

This 30 minute class will incorporate both balance training and stretching to increase flexibility. We will use a rope and a mat to stretch all the major muscle groups. Please bring your own mat. There is a class break Feb 23 and 28, but video classes will be available. Tue 10:40 am #18160 Jan - Feb Thu 10:40 am #18161 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13

Tai Chi

Instructor: Paul Wallace

Tai Chi is an especially effective exercise modality for older adults. It is a meditative and energetic form, one of the national treasures of China. Paul teaches the Wu style of Tai Chi. Thu, 2 p.m. Activity Room 1 Sessions: 6 #18164 Jan 12–Feb 16 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

Water Exercise at Heisley

This 45 minute water exercise class is designed especially for those 55 and older. The certified instructor provides clear instruction from the pool deck. Class includes a warm up and shallow water exercises including cardio, toning and strength. Mon, 8 a.m. #18174 Jan - Feb Tue, 10:30 a.m. #18175 Jan - Feb Tue, 2:15 p.m. #18185 Jan - Feb Wed, 8 a.m. #18176 Jan - Feb Thu, 10:30 a.m. #18186 Jan - Feb Thu, 2:15 p.m. #18177 Jan - Feb Saturday, 12 p.m. #18187 Jan – Feb Sessions: 2 months Heisley Pool Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

Water Exercise - Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Energizing classes are held in heated pools. Knowing how to swim isn’t necessary because the gentle, easy-to-do movements are done in chest-deep water. Thu, 1:15 – 2 p.m. #18180 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Heisley Pool Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

Weight Training

Instructor: Sharon Benner – AM, Barb Bensi – PM, Ray Smith - Saturday

This strength class is designed to build muscle strength and bone density. Resistance bands and weights will be used while standing, while seated, and with mats on the floor. There is a class break from Feb 23 – 29, but video classes will be available for the Tue and Thu classes. Tue, 9:50 a.m. #18127 Jan - Feb Thu, 9:50 a.m. #18128 Jan - Feb Tue, 7:05 p.m. #18129 Jan - Feb Thu, 7:05 p.m #18130 Jan - Feb Saturday 9:00 am#18131 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $14 Nonresident: $18

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Yoga is an ancient system of philosophy and practices. The yoga classes are a mixture of gentle stretches combined with traditional yoga postures. The sense of wellness acquired through practice is caused by easing muscle tension, massaging internal organs, and improving flexibility of the joints. The challenge of this practice lies in the coordination of breath with movement, which encourages quieting and relaxing the mind, focus and balance. Please bring a yoga mat and a firm cushion; wear loose or stretchy clothes for yoga classes. Multilevel and Intermediate levels are available. Multilevel Yoga is suitable for Beginners and Continuing Students. Intermediate Yoga is suitable for a range of abilities; prerequisite: Multilevel Yoga or previous Yoga experience. * No class Jan 16, Feb 20. Certified Yoga Instructor: Judy Churchill Multilevel Yoga - Mon, 2 p.m. Activity Room 1 Sessions: 6 #18192 Jan 9 – Feb 27 * Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 Intermediate Yoga - Thu, 3:30 p.m. Activity Room 1 Sessions: 6 #18190 Jan 19 – Feb 23 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 Certified Yoga Instructor: Denise Brown Multilevel Yoga - Sat, 9 a.m. Stage Sessions: 6 #18194 Jan 14 – Feb 18 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

Zumba Gold

Instructor: Annette Santoro

Join us for this great class. The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class! This class tailors the Zumba class to the active older adult. Come check it out. There is a class break Feb 23, 28 and 29, but video classes will be available. Tue, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. #18196 Jan - Feb Wed, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m #18197 Jan - Feb Thu, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. #18198 Jan - Feb Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

Chair Yoga Demo class

We are considering offering chair yoga this winter with instructor Ray Smith and would like your input. Chair yoga is designed to allow anyone to participate in a gentle form of yoga. It works the joints and muscles to increase flexibility, strength, balance and circulation and also encourages quiet reflection, relaxation and proper breathing, plus better posture. Optional standing exercises are provided for those participants who would like a different challenge. Register and check it out. Wed, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Activity Room 1 Session: 1 #18744 Jan-Feb Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

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Line Dancing

Instructors: Polly Dubeansky on Mon & Sharen McDivitt on Wed

Enjoy a variety of music and dances, including popular wedding dances. These classes are a great way to have fun with others. Line dance helps us stay physically fit and mentally alert. * No classes Jan 16 or Feb 20 Mon Activity Room 1 4 p.m. – Adv # 18213 Jan 9-Feb 27 * 5 p.m. – Int # 18214 Jan 9-Feb 27 * 7:30 p.m. –Adv # 18217 Jan 9-Feb 27 * Wed Activity Room 1 6 p.m. – Adv # 18221 Jan 11-Feb 15 7:30 p.m. – Adv # 18211 Jan 11-Feb 15 Sessions: 6 Resident: $13 Nonresident: $16

Exercise Equipment Training

Learn how to use the cardiovascular equipment (including the treadmill, bikes, chair elliptical and standing elliptical) and the Tuff Stuff strength equipment safely in these 2 sessions. Class will include instruction on proper form, seat settings, and weight settings. You will get a workout card to track your progress and practice assignments between the 2 sessions to help you retain what you learn. Classes are limited to 4 participants and are taught by Certified Personal Fitness instructors. Sharon Benner teaches Tue/ Thu afternoon. Barb Bensi teaches Tue/Thu night and Ray Smith teaches Wed nights. Thu, 12 - 1 .pm. #18105 Jan 5 and 12 Wed, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. #18106 Jan 11 and 18 Tue, 12 - 1 p.m. #18107 Jan 17 and 24 Thu, 7:50 - 8:50 p.m. #18108 Jan 26 and Feb 2 Thu, 12 - 1 p.m. #18109 Feb 2 and 9 Tue, 4 - 5p.m. #18113 Jan 24 and 31 Thu, 4 - 5 p.m. #18114 Feb 7 and 14 Thu, 7:50 – 8:50 p.m. #18110 Feb 9 and 16 Tue, 12 – 1 #18111 Feb 14 and 21 Wed, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. #18112 Feb 22 and 29 Sessions: 2 Activity Room 3 Resident: $19 Nonresident: $24

Personal Fitness Training

A certified personal trainer will work with you to develop personalized training targeted toward specific fitness goals. You can chose from private, one on one instruction, or schedule with a friend for semi-private instruction. Tue and Thu, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sharon Benner Tue and Thu, 7:45 - 9:15 p.m. Barb Bensi Wed, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ray Smith

Looking for some holiday fun? See page 2 for all of our holiday programs for children, families and adults.

Line Dancing for Very Beginners

Instructor: Polly Dubeansky

This beginners class is for participants who have never done line dance. The most basic steps will be broken down so you can join ongoing classes at a later date. * No classes Jan 16 or Feb 20 Mon, 6:30 p.m. Activity Room 1 Sessions: 6 # 18219 Jan 9-Feb 27 * Resident: $17 Nonresident: $21

Drawing: Basic

Instructor: Diane Carswell

Do you want to learn how to draw but were afraid to try? Believe it or not there are rules to drawing correctly, and anybody can learn them! Just ask the experienced folks who’ve taken only six lessons with Diane Carswell. They’ve grasped the basics of drawing shapes and shading them so well, they are now onto Intermediate Drawing. Art supplies needed: an 11”x14” or 16”x20” sketch pad, ebony pencil, any variety you may wish to purchase. Fri, 9:15-10 a.m. Activity Room 2 Sessions: 6 #18226 Jan 6 – Feb 10 Resident: $14 Nonresident: $18

All Media Painting Instructor: Jennifer Kosarko

All the fundamentals of art will be covered: composition, design, and color. Please bring the media of your choice, paper and reference materials. Thu, 10 – 12 p.m. Activity Room 2 Sessions: 6 #18224 Jan 5 – Feb 9 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

Tuesday Morning Quilters Instructor: Dorothy Ticel

Join Dorothy and our Tue morning quilters as you complete your unfinished projects. Students should bring material, sewing machine, sewing supplies, ruler, and notions of your choice. Tue, 9-11:30 a.m. Activity Room 2 Sessions: 6 #18205 Jan 10 – Feb 14 Resident: $20 Nonresident: $25

Creative Ceramics Instructor: Joanne Kuchar

Join us for winter and spring projects. Class includes instruction and firing. A $8 supply fee is payable at time of registration and includes use of brushes and paints. Greenware fee is payable to the instructor. All levels of students are welcome. Wed, 6-8 p.m. Activity Room 2 Sessions: 6 #18207 Jan 11 – Feb 15 Wed, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Activity Room 2 Sessions: 6 #18209 Jan 11 – Feb 15 Resident: $21 Nonresident: $26

Intermediate Art Lessons Instructor: Diane Carswell

Once you have the basics of drawing down, you’ll be prepared to continue into the intermediate level. In this class we’ll continue to apply the knowledge of shapes to portraiture, figure, still life, and landscape drawing. The student-artist has a choice of using watercolor, watercolor pencils, pen & ink, or drawing pencils. Prerequisite: Intro to basic drawing (exemption permitted after speaking to teacher explaining special circumstances). Recommended art supplies: 140 lb Watercolor paper or 90lb drawing paper and pencil, 3/4” flat brush, #10 brush & #4 watercolor paint brushes, one tube each of student watercolor paints: cadmium medium red, cadmium medium yellow, thalo or prussian blue. Friday, 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Activity Room 2 Sessions: 6 #18228 Jan 6 - Feb 10 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

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Leagues

Call (440) 951-0010 now to schedule your league at Black Brook Golf Course for the 2012 season. We also have many various leagues accepting new members. Call us and we can assist in placing you in a league that suits your needs.

Lake County Chili Open

Black Brook Golf Course and Practice Facility are open year round with discounted winter rates. Yearly play cards are also available. There are golf leagues at various times that are accepting new members. Gift certificates are the perfect holiday gift and certificates can be used for golf, lessons and pro shop merchandise.

Winter Rates

Winter rates are in effect until April 14, 2012. 9 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes/Cart 18 Holes/Cart

Resident Nonresident $ 9.50 $ 10.00 $15.50 $16.50 $16.00 $16.50 $25.00 $26.00

Senior/Junior 9 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes/Cart 18 Holes/Cart

$ 8.50 $13.75 $15.00 $21.00

$ 9.00 $14.75 $15.50 $22.00

Senior/Junior rates now include weekends during the winter rate season!!!!! Senior/Junior rates apply to those under 17 and over 60 years of age. Remember, kids play FREE on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday anytime, and weekends and holidays after 3 p.m. when accompanied by a paying adult.

Season Play Cards

Buy a season play card for Black Brook Golf Course and play all year with no additional greens fees. Play cards make great holiday gifts for teens and adults. Play cards are good January 1 through December 31. To purchase a play card at the Mentor resident rate, you must show proof of residency, i.e. Driver’s License, photo ID AND current home utility bill. Resident Nonresident 7 Day Passes Husband & Wife $1,570 $1,615 Single $1,160 $1,193 Weekday Passes Husband & Wife Single Senior Husband & Wife Senior (60+) Junior (17 and under)

$1,310 $905 $1,095 $745 $400

Golf Car Rental for the season Individual $350 Husband/Wife $500

$1,348 $930 $1,126 $765 $415

Saturday, January 21, Black Brook Golf Course

Golfers – mark your calendars! Here’s your chance to get out and play golf in the mid-winter golf event of 2012! And in the case of the Lake County Chili Open, the more snow the better! The Lake County Chili Open is Saturday, January 21 at Black Brook Golf Course Tee times begin at 9 a.m. You will receive your tee time when you register. Bring your friends and play nine snowy, fun holes of golf followed by a bowl of chili in the Black Brook Golf Course clubhouse. Golfers will be challenged to drive shots across frozen tundra and putt balls laden with ice. You’ll hit orange golf balls to snow-covered greens on the 9 hole course of 65 – 100 yard holes. In the case of NO SNOW, golfers will play a full length golf course. The cost to enter the Chili Open is $18 which includes golf fees, chili, and more. The Chili Open is sponsored by the City of Mentor with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Lake County. For more information on this event or to register, call the Mentor Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720.

Adult Winter Golf School

You can practice all winter when you enroll in Winter Golf School. You will have four, one hour lessons with instruction covering the basic fundamentals of golf. You will learn and practice grip, stance, swing, chipping, pitching, putting, and etiquette. There will be a maximum of six students per class. Balls and clubs are included in the price of the class, although students are encouraged to bring their own clubs. Class is held at the Community Center above the Mentor Ice Arena. Tuesday, 7 – 8 p.m. Woods Room Sessions: 4 #18758 January 3 – 31 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65

Junior Winter Golf School

Spring comes quickly and you’ll be ready for the links when you enroll in Winter Golf School. You will have four, one hour lessons with instruction covering the basic fundamentals of golf. You will learn and practice grip, stance, swing, chipping, pitching, putting, and etiquette. There will be a maximum of six students per class. Balls and clubs are included in the price of the class, although students are encouraged to bring their own clubs. Class is held at the Community Center above the Mentor Ice Arena. Tuesday, 6 – 7 p.m. Woods Room Sessions: 4 #18759 January 3 – 31 Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65

Visit cityofmentor.com/play/golfing to check out Tim’s Tips, a series of five video clips providing helpful golf tips from Black Brook’s P.G.A. Golf Professional, Tim Ausperk. C i t y o f Mentor

New Practice Facility to Open Spring 2012

Construction of a new practice facility is underway with plans to open in the spring of 2012. The practice facility will be configured to appear more like a fairway with 10 target greens built in along with a practice bunker and uneven lie area. The tee area will be approximately one and a half acres allowing us to move tees more frequently. Drainage and irrigation is being installed and the shooting distance will top out at 340 yards. The majority of sight work is being completed by our cities Public Works Department. The current range will be closed until spring 2012.

Black Brook Golf Course Receives Prestigious Award

The City of Mentors Black Brook Golf Course and Practice Facility has been selected as a recipient of the PGA Family Course Grant by the National Recreation and Park Association and The PGA of America. As one of 60 Park and Recreation agencies selected and the only course in Ohio, Black Brook Golf Course will serve to build and sustain programs designed to help people learn the game of golf and transition players from the practice facility to the golf course. The new programs will be available in spring 2012.

Black Brook Golf Course Voted “Best of the Best” for Service 2010

The City of Mentors Black Brook Golf Course was voted by the readers as best in service in the Golf Course Category. We truly appreciate this honor and THANK our customers for all of their support. We will keep doing our best to provide a friendly and helpful atmosphere where golfers can feel appreciated and welcome.

Great Program for Junior Golfers

Do you want to be on a high school golf team? Join this specialized program for golfers that would like to sharpen their game and prepare to try out for their high school golf team. This new program will cover playing, etiquette, and rules on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. from mid-June to mid-August. The program is run by P.G.A. Golf Professional Tim Ausperk and the Golf Staff at The City of Mentor’s Black Brook Golf Course. Details will be posted in the Spring Parks & Recreation Guide and at www.cityofmentor.com in February.

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Become a Veterinary Assistant Real Estate Investing Get Paid to Travel Fundamentals of Technical Writing Introduction to Criminal Law Legal Nurse Consulting Publish It Yourself: How to Start and Operate Your Own Publishing Business Become an Optical Assistant Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Ed2Go is Mentor Recreation’s Online Learning Center. You’ll find over 300 courses - on everything from Business, Teaching and Nursing, to Digital Photography, Spanish and Creating Web Pages - with most courses starting as low as $89. Our instructor facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks (with a two week grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night. All courses require internet access, email, Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit the online instruction center at www.ed2go.com/mentor for details. Courses start the third Wednesday of each month. Winter class start dates are December 21, January 18, and February 15 Visit our Online Instruction Center www.ed2go.com/mentor today and ENROLL NOW

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Hold the date for summer fun!

This summer, Mentor Recreation will be offering camps from sports, theatre, nature, science, the arts, and day camps! A complete lineup of opportunities for fun will be included in our Spring Parks & Recreation Guide available the third week in January. Registration for all summer camps begins January 30 for Mentor residents and February 2 for nonresidents. FREE online registration will be available for ALL camps beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, January 30. Call the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720 for more information or to establish your online account in advance.

Civic Center Day Camp

Campers having completed grades K - 5 Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., June 11 - August 17 Civic Center Park

Civic Center Day Camp provides kids in grades K – 5 with physically active games and sports, swimming, arts and crafts, field trips and more in a traditional day camp setting. Campers swim every day and take part in games, contests and arts and crafts. Camp is outdoors in the park. Field trips are included in the program and generally center on physical activity, such as laser tag, canoeing, or going to locations such as Fairport Beach or Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom. Arts and crafts projects are part of the day at least once a week. Civic Center Day Camp is segmented into three agebased camps: Superstars are children having completed grades K & 1; Ventures have completed grades 2 & 3; and Explorers are children having completed grades 4 & 5. A Head Counselor (certified school teacher) oversees each camp and is assisted by teachers and college students, giving the camp a counselor-to-camper ratio of approximately 1 to 10. Before and after camp care is available. Look for more details, including a field trip schedule, in the Spring brochure.

Operation Outrageous Fun

Completed grades 6 - 8 Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., June 25 - August 10 Civic Center Park

Don’t be bored all summer with the dreaded “I don’t have anything to do!” syndrome. Operation Outrageous Fun has earned the reputation as the coolest thing to do in the summer! We’ve got tons of activities planned and really cool field trips you’ll be talking about with all of your friends. Oh, and those friends - bring them to Operation Outrageous Fun! Each week, teens take two big field trips to places like Dave & Buster’s, Cedar Point, Pinnacle Woods Paintball, or the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. We also take one park trip each week and might end up at Fairport Beach, Nelson’s Ledges, or a local metropark. Each day, you’ll bring a lunch and wear clothes for being outdoors and active. All trip fees, materials, supplies and a camp t-shirt are included in the cost of camp. Camp is directed by certified teachers and college students. We operate with a minimum of 20 teens, so register early!

Garfield Play Camp

Ages 4 - 6 Mon – Fri, 9:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m., June 11 - August 17 Garfield Park

Just for preschool age kids, Garfield Play Camp provides organized play and activities designed to provide campers an opportunity to interact with children their own age in the exciting atmosphere of Garfield Park and Pool. Kids participate in games, arts and crafts, stories, nature activities, and swimming. Camp is directed by a certified preschool teacher who is assisted by high school and college students at a ratio of 1 counselor to 8 campers. Garfield Pool lifeguards are on duty during swim time and provide assistance to counselors at the pool.

Camp Wildwood

Students entering grades 1-5 Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 11 - August 17 Wildwood Cultural Center

What do you get when you combine nature, fun games, and great friends? Camp Wildwood, of course! At Camp Wildwood, your child will learn, grow and have fun in a diverse, exciting and enjoyable day camp setting. Children will enjoy the sunshine and fresh air as they explore nature and their environment at the Wildwood Cultural Center, an English Tudor Manor House with 34 acres of park property, located at 7645 Little Mountain Road in Mentor. Campers will also take part in new and imaginative experiences in arts and crafts and games. Each camp week will have different themes and activities so there is always a new experience waiting for your child. Camp counselors have been with the program for several years and have experience working with children. Student aides will assist the camp staff. Each child needs to bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Tennis shoes only, please!

Wildwood Theatre Camp

Students entering grades 3 and up Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 11 - August 17 Wildwood Cultural Center

Discover the world of theater involving acting, role playing, audition techniques, make-up and basic set building. Camp will evolve from the campers and their talents. It will be FUN and IMPROVISATIONAL. Theater Camp will produce a stage presentation for friends and family during the last week of camp. This revue will feature each and every one of our stars. Each session is 3 weeks long.

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Spectacular Sports Camps: Boating, Cheerleading, Figure Skating, Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse, Track & Field, Golf, Volleyball, Football, Flag Football, Skateboarding and more. Dynamic Discovery Camps: Science, Robotics, Web Design, Farming, Grandparent & Me Camp, and more. Mentor Recreation offers more than 100 popular one-week sport, discovery and traditional camps every summer including Boating, Soccer, Track, Cheerleading, Figure Skating, Hockey, Gymnastics, Fencing, Lacrosse, Baseball, Scuba Diving, Skateboarding, Tennis, Basketball and more. Here is a preview of what we’ll be offering this summer, with more camps coming this spring! Camp dates, times, locations and further details will be available on our website beginning January 28 at www. cityofmentor.com/play/summercamps.  Resident registration for all camps begins January 30. Nonresident registration begins February 2.

Fencing Camp Ages 8 – 15



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You’ll learn the fundamentals of modern foil fencing in this new day camp for kids ages 8 and older. Learn stretching, footwork, lunges, attack, parry-riposte, strategy, tactics and bouting.

Lacrosse Camp Ages 9 – 14

Get in on one of the fastest growing sports around. This camp will emphasize skill development, teamwork, systems and strategy. Both the boys’ game and girls’ game will be covered; some activities will be coed, others will be divided by age, size and skill level.

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Golf Camp

Skateboard Camp Ages 6 – 14

Ages 9- 14

In the beginner camp, get the basics of skateboarding with an emphasis on balance, pushing the board, kick turns, maneuvering, and manual from experienced, professional staff. The intermediate camp will teach maneuvers including ollies, shuv-its, kick-flips, boardslides and grinds on flatland, transitions (ramps), and rails.

This concentrated instruction in golf will teach the junior golfer the fundamentals of the game including rules and etiquette. The camp will focus on swing technique, and the short game, including chipping, putting, pitching and sand shots.

Gymnastics Camp

Emphasis is on skill development, teamwork, and sporting conduct. Coaches will use circuit training to teach soccer fundamentals such as heading, ball collection, passing, shooting, and dribbling. Campers practice and develop skills in age and ability appropriate learning groups.

Ages 6 – 12

This camp balances tumbling and uneven bars with balance beam and vaulting skills. Gymnasts and cheerleaders will benefit from this camp as we focus on strength and flexibility, skill progression and body awareness skills.

Cheer, Jumps & Tumbling Camp Ages 6 – 11

Cheerleading isn’t just cheers, chants, and motions. Jumps and tumbling are the skills that make cheerleading a sport. Build confidence as we focus on skill progression for safe and confident backward rotation and tumbling.

Preschool Cheerleading Camp Ages 4 – 5

Preschoolers learn the foundations of physical movement, coordination and body awareness while creatively having fun learning preschool cheers, chants, motions, jumps and tumbling.

Basketball Camp Ages 9 – 14

Camp is designed to help participants improve their basketball skills, both as individuals and team players. Campers will receive daily instruction and will learn fundamentals as well as advanced skills from our staff of the finest coaches and players.

Mini-Hawk Basketball Camp Ages 5 – 8

Mini-Hawk is an introductory program for young children. There is no pressure, just lots of fun, while these young athletes participate through unique Skyhawks games.

Mini-Hawk Tennis With Quickstart Ages 4 - 8

Skyhawks Tennis with Quickstart is an exciting new play format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size.  While developing a love for the game, athletes will learn the rules and etiquette that help make tennis a lifelong game. 

Mentor Cheerleading Camp Ages 5 – 10

Soccer Camp Ages 6 – 12

Track and Field Camp Ages 7 – 14

At Track Camp, you will gain experience in track and field events including sprints, hurdles, relays, high jump, long jump, and shot put. They will learn about each event through circuit training and will be grouped by age and experience.

Tennis Camp

Boys and Girls ages 9 – 15

Experienced and beginner players in Levels 1 & 2 will learn the game with an emphasis on the refinement of existing skills, development of game styles, the use of stroke strengths, sequencing shots and basic tactics in the game of tennis.

Varsity Tennis Camp Level 3 and higher

This camp will emphasize offensive and defensive stroke patterns, ball control on serves return options, shot sequences for high percentage tennis.

Volleyball Camp – Bump, Set, Spike Ages 9 – 11

Camp provides beginner players with basic knowledge of the game as well as the skills necessary to play the game.

Volleyball Camp – Serving, Strategy & More Ages 10 – 13

You’ll learn more advanced serving skills, volleyball strategy, and advanced skills necessary for middle school play.

Kids Scuba Camp Ages 10 – 14

You’ll complete all the pool training and classroom training needed to earn your PADI Open Water Certification in a safe and enjoyable environment. Learn about dive safety, equipment and procedures as well as what it’s like diving in the underwater world, how to communicate underwater, seeing and hearing in the deep and how to stay fit and healthy for diving.

Boating Camp Ages 8 – 15

During this hands-on boating program, students learn the basics of how to paddle a kayak and canoe, row a row boat, sail a sailboat, and drive a small electric motor boat all in one action packed week. An integral part of camp is developing the knowledge to earn the State of Ohio Boaters Education Course license which involves 8-hours of in-class instruction as well as the hands-on training.

Nature Camp Ages 7 – 12

The lagoons hold many special places and inhabitants. In this camp we’ll hike to the old homestead area, follow deer tracks, swing from vines, look for shells on the beach, paddle into the river and net flying insects in the meadow.

Grandparent & Me Camp

Ages 6 Years and older with an Adult

Grandparents and their grandkids can explore summer camp together in this intergenerational camp experience. Participate in games and activities, create a variety of arts & crafts, and go exploring in outdoor adventures together.

In the Kitchen with Judi Ages 6 - 12

Kids create, learn and experience cooking in our kitchen instead of yours with lots of hands-on fun! Variety of foods, from pizza, sandwiches, desserts and fruits are discovered.

Science Discovery Camp Ages 8 - 10

Discover the exciting world of science with fun, handson experiments and science projects. Through some really cool experiments in light (optics) such as rainbows and mixtures of color, you’ll learn what happens when matter changes, and you’ll have fun with color separation.

Flag Football Ages 6-12

Athletes will get a rich introduction to all the positions on offense and defense, preparing them to be true champions on the gridiron. The camp introduces the core skills of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning – all presented in a fun and invigorating training environment.

Learn cheers, jumps, chants, and pom-pom routines from former and current Mentor High cheerleaders in this fun, energetic camp.

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riginally built as a private home in 1908, this elegant 25 room English Tudor Manor House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is situated on 34 scenic acres surrounded by (440) 974-5735 stately trees, a garden patio and gazebo. The spacious Manor House includes a warming kitchen. Charming features include elegant carved wood and leaded glass windows. Perfect for weddings, parties, off-site business meetings or seminars. Maximum capacity is 150. The building is partially barrier-free.

Civic Center Park 8600 Munson Road

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Old Council Hall 7250 Jackson Street

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Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina 8625 Harbor Drive, Mentor (440) 205-DOCK Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Mentor Lagoons Marina features a safe harbor with quick, direct access to Lake Erie. The tranquil waters of the lagoons provide protected dockage for your boat. Each dock has its own green space for picnicking and relaxation. The Marina offers discounted rates for dockage to Mentor residents. Call the Marina for details.

2011 Dockage Rates per foot by wall length

Resident Sr Resident Nonresident Summer Dockage Electric & water $37/ft $36/ft $38/ft Electric $35/ft $34/ft $36/ft Water $33/ft $32/ft $34/ft Floating Docks Up to 24 ft 11 inches $600 $575 25 ft to 29 ft 11 inches $760 $725 Over 30 ft $960 $1,030

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Channel Dredge ** $13 OAL $13 OAL $13 OAL Fee applicable to wet slips & rack storage boats Inside Winter Storage $3/ft Package – Paid by June 1 $2.50/ft

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Outside Winter Storage $14/ft $13/ft Package – Paid by June 1 $12/ft $12/ft

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Picnic Pavilions

The City of Mentor has six picnic pavilions available for use in the parks. They can be used on a first-come, firstserved basis, however, for reserved use, you may obtain a permit from the Recreation Department on the second floor of Mentor Municipal Center. Reservations are made in two time blocks, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. OR 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. You may reserve for the entire day by paying double the fee listed below. Pavilion reservations are taken beginning the first working day in January. *Civic Center and Presidents Park pavilions cannot be reserved. Proof of residency (current utility bill and photo ID) is necessary to receive the resident rate. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in our parks or pavilions. Call (440) 974-5720 for information. Rental Fees 6 hour rental Monday through Friday Resident: $35 Nonresident: $50 6 hour rental Friday evening, Sat, & Sun Resident: $50 Nonresident: $75 Seating Capacity: Krueger – 15 * Civic Center – 36 Garfield – 96 * Presidents – 36 Bellflower – 120 Morton – 36 *Civic Center and Presidents Park pavilions cannot be reserved

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Blocking/Cradling $3/ft Winter Jet Ski Storage $150 Dock Deposit nonrefundable Seasonal Trailer Storage $100

$2.50/ft $3/ft $150 $160 $400/season $95

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City Of Mentor Staff Kenneth J. Filipiak City Manager Bob Martin Director, Parks,Recreation & Public Facilities Paul Hegreness Recreation Superintendent Jill Korsok Recreation Program Manager Terri Rosenwald Arena Manager Dave George Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina Manager Tim Ausperk Black Brook Golf Course Golf Professional & Manager Len Zito Cultural Activities Director Renee Ochaya Senior Center Program Manager

The Mentor Parks & Recreation Guide

Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Mentor will again provide live Christmas Tree recycling at Bellflower, Garfield, Krueger and Morton Parks. Please take all decorations and tinsel off of the tree, and remove the tree from any plastic bagging. Place trees in designated areas at one of the following four convenient locations before January 31.

is produced quarterly to inform the residents of Mentor. It is published by the: Parks, Recreation & Public Facilites Department 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor OH 44060 www.cityofmentor.com The full guide is always available online at www.cityofmentor.com/play. The Spring Parks & Recreation Guide will be mailed to all homes in the 44060 zip code the third week in January. Spring registration begins January 30 for residents and February 2 for nonresidents. This brochure is printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink.

Hoisting (each way) $5/ft $4.50/ft $5/ft Package – Paid by June 1 $4/ft $4/ft $4/ft Pressure Cleaning $2/ft Package – Paid by June 1 $1.50/ft

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The Mentor Lagoons Marina has yearly and summer - only rack storage available inside the storage building. Boaters can store their boat all winter and receive unlimited daily launches throughout the summer season, while their boat enjoys the security and the maintenance advantage of an indoor location. Rack storage customers will also enjoy a picnic area with water, electric, picnic tables and related facilities adjacent to the storage building. Discounts are available for Mentor residents. Call the Marina at (440) 205-3625 for more information.

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Program Locations Bellflower Park Black Brook Golf Course Civic Center Park Civic Center Skatepark Eleanor B. Garfield Park Maypine Farm Mentor Beach Park Mentor Civic Arena Community Center Dog Park Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina Mentor Municipal Center Mentor Senior Center Old Council Hall Taft Elementary School Wildwood Cultural Center

7221 Bellflower Rd. 8900 Lakeshore Blvd. 8600 Munson Rd. 8604 Munson Rd. 7967 Mentor Ave. 32700 White Rd, Wby Hills 7779 Lakeshore Blvd. 8600 Munson Rd. 8600 Munson Rd. 6647 Hopkins Rd. 8365 8500 8484 7250 1580 7645

Harbor Dr. Civic Center Blvd. Munson Rd. Jackson St. E. 332nd St., Eastlake Little Mountain Rd

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3 easy ways to register In Person/Drop Off

Online 24/7 at www.cityofmentor.com

Mail-In or Drop-Off

Recreation Main Office: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 8400 Civic Center Blvd (440) 974-5720 Senior Center: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (440) 974-5725 Ice Arena: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (440) 974-5730 Visa or Mastercard Accepted

It’s FREE, easy, fast secure and convenient! Online Registration Is FREE! It’s now completely FREE to use our easy, convenient and secure online registration software. Online registration offers you all the tools you need to register for your favorite classes at your convenience. 1. Visit www.cityofmentor.com/play 2. Click Online Registration 3. Login to your account using your Login ID & password 4. Select your classes and check-out Can’t remember your login ID & password? If you’ve already given us your email address, just click on the “My Account” tab and follow the instructions. If you’d like to setup an account, just call our office at (440) 974-5720, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.5 p.m. so we can verify your address, setup your account, and provide you with everything you need to get started. Please have your email address, name, address, and phone, and the birth dates of each family member available when you call. It’s as easy as that! Please note: Accounts are address-based. Only parents and children residing at the same address may be placed in the same account. A utility bill and/or school report cards may be required to verify residency. Confirmations and Cancellations A receipt and/or course confirmation will be emailed to you following registration. If a course is canceled by the City of Mentor, you will be notified by phone or email. If the City cancels a course, we welcome you to transfer to another class within the same season, or receive a full refund. It takes two to three weeks to process a refund check. Credit card payees will receive credit on their account within a few days.

Course Refunds Please choose your classes carefully. Once you have registered for a course, there will be no full refunds unless the City of Mentor cancels the class. There is a $10 administrative fee for classes canceled by the customer up to 24 hours before the class begins. Participants may transfer the full course amount to another trip/class/program within the same season to avoid the administrative fee. No refunds are issued after the class begins. Students assume risk of change in personal affairs or health. Senior Center Registration Senior Center membership is required to participate in Senior Center activities including classes, activities and programs. Nonsenior adults may register for programs at the Mentor Senior Center. Please contact the center for details. Senior Center Trip Refunds Please choose your trips carefully. Once you have registered for a trip there will be no full refunds unless the Senior Center cancels the trip. An administrative fee of $10 for trips canceled by the customer. Trip refunds, less the administrative fee, will be available until the date specified. Participants may transfer the full trip amount to another trip/class/program within the same season to avoid the administrative fee. Participants assume risk of change in personal circumstances or health. After the cutoff date, there are no refunds unless the reservation can be resold. People with Disabilities We encourage persons with disabilities to participate in all programs offered by the Parks & Recreation Department. Please notify us in advance if special arrangements should be arranged in order to make participation possible. TDD available. Wildwood Members Current Wildwood Members may take a 10% discount off the regularly charged fee (resident or nonresident) on all programs

Mentor Recreation Department 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060 Registration form available below or online or at www.cityofmentor.com/play. Don’t forget to include check or charge. offered at Wildwood Cultural Center and may register by mail as soon as they receive this brochure. Mentor Residency Mentor Residents live within the corporate limits of the City of Mentor. Proof of residency is a current utility bill with both name and address on it along with photo identification. Not all 44060 zip codes are Mentor resident addresses. Mentor School District and the City of Mentor corporate limits are not the same. Mentor residents receive priority in registration and discounted fees. Mentor-on-the-Lake, Kirtland, and Kirtland Hills Residents Mentor has a reciprocal agreement with Mentor-on-the-Lake, Kirtland, and Kirtland Hills that allows the residents of these communities to register for programs and pay the resident fee. Residents of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Kirtland, and Kirtland Hills must wait until nonresident registration to register. Proof ofresidency is a current utility bill with name and address on it and a photo identification. Inclement Weather Cancellations We make every attempt to hold classes when scheduled. Contact the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720 before 5 p.m. to inquire concerning inclement weather. Email blasts and twitter posts are also used to post information. Classes taught in any of the Mentor Schools’ buildings are canceled whenever the Mentor Schools are closed. In case of “Act of God” cancellations, the Recreation Dept. reserves the right to terminate any class/ activity that results in less than the scheduled number of sessions, without issuing a refund. Photo Policy We often take photos of our programs, special events, camps and general activities. These photos are used exclusively by the City of Mentor and may appear in any of our publications, both electronic and print, and our website.

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City of Mentor Recreation 8500 Civic Center Blvd. Mentor, Ohio 44060

REGISTRATION FORM Make checks payable to: City of Mentor Birthday

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