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Parks & Recreation now offers

FREE Online Registration
for classes, programs and special events!

W H AT ’ S New! 9th Annual Mentor Cruise In

Saturday, September 11, 2-8 p.m.
Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Avenue
Come and check out all the autos that “cruise” into
Look inside for more information on these new programs: Mentor! Enjoy music & refreshments while strolling the
Special Events
Recreation Courses
Mentor Wine Fest ................................................ pg 3 grounds and taking a look at the classic vehicles. No Adult Fitness 4-5
Baking Lighter Cakes with Linda .......................... pg 7 pets, alcohol, rollerblades or bicycles. Rain Date: Sunday, Cooking 6-7
Painting with Watercolors ...................................... pg 8 September 12. FREE Admission for the viewing public.
Create an Accessory Brooch .................................. pg 8 For more information call (440) 255-6900. The Arts 8-10
Arts & Crafts Corner ............................................ pg 8 Youth Recreation 13-14
Rubber Stamping ................................................ pg 9
Quilted Holiday Wall Hangings .............................. pg 9 Preschool Recreation 15
Writing Away Your Worries Workshop .................. pg 10 ED2Go Online Learning 16-17
Baby Sign Language ........................................... pg 11 Mentor Lagoons Marina 18
Saving Money with Coupons ................................ pg 12
Hollywood’s Winning Edge – Nature Preserve & More 18
Professional Development Event .......................... pg 12 Golf 19
It’s A Day Off Fun Day ........................................ pg 12
FunTime with Miss Debbie .................................. pg 14 Senior Recreation 20-26
Camp Wildwood Mini Camps .............................. pg 14 Trips 20
Holiday Card Hoopla .......................................... pg 15 Fitness & Exercise 22-24
Special Interests 25-26
Ice Arena 27-29

Special E V E N T S Dorothy McNamara Maloney

Memorial Art Contest
It’s Better in Mentor Festival
Just Kid’s Stuff Garage Sale Artwork Drop off-Tuesday, September 14 How to Register 31
Saturday, August 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Garfield Park Pavilion Opening Reception-Friday, September 17
Space Rental: Residents: $20 Nonresidents: $25 7-8:30 p.m.
Clean out the toy boxes, closets, basements, and attics, Mentor Senior Center
and bring your treasures to the Just Kids’ Stuff Garage
Sale, a special sale for kids items only. If you’re interested
This county-wide, juried art show introduces some of
the best local artists to the community. Artwork submitted
See Mentor On A Segway
in buying kids items, this is the sale for you! Mondays & Thursdays through October 28
for the contest is on display at the Mentor Senior Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
All city owned tables will be reserved by advance Friday, September 17-Wednesday, October 6. One (1)
registration at the Recreation office on the second floor Want to do something fun, easy, and very different?
piece of artwork may be submitted to be juried for an Come take a tour of Mentor on a Segway! The Segway
of the Municipal Center, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., The entry fee of $5.00 per artist payable to Wildwood Cultural
same fees will be collected at the sale from those who set is the world’s first two wheeled, self-balancing human
Center. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be personal transporter. To move forward on the Segway, the
up their own table space. If setting up your own table, a held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 17
table space is defined as approximately 10’ x 10’. The fee rider just leans slightly forward. To turn left or right, the
Accepted works include: watercolor, oils, pastels, rider simply moves the LeanSteer frame left or right. It all
charged is per space. Please note: sellers may not sell out acrylics, photographs, drawings and pottery. Watercolors
of a vehicle or hang items on clotheslines from the trees feels natural, safe, and instinctive.
must be matted, framed and under glass. Artwork must be This exciting Segway tour starts with a 15-20 minute
or pavilion; an adult must be present at each table; please produced within the last year.
supply your own change and bags for customers. practice and training session with our experienced guides,
Contact Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735 and then your guided tour begins. We will glide through
for details. Registration form is available online at www. Mentor as we pass the Municipal Center, Civic Center Pool, Sponsored by and continue along the curves and hills of the bike path
the City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center and the to Veteran’s Park. At Veteran’s Park, we will travel next
Community Arts Commission. to beautiful ponds, over bridges, on wooden boardwalks,
through the woods on gravel paths, and view spectacular
wildlife and beautiful scenery. This tour is approximately
Online Registration 90 minutes, including training.
All riders must be at least 14 years old and no one
is Now FREE! older than 120! Riders ages 14-17 years old must be
accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and wear a
Online registration using Mentor Parks provided safety helmet. All riders must weigh between
100-260 pounds for the Segway to balance and operate
& Recreation Department’s Econnect correctly.
Online Registration system is now free Tours can run in a light sprinkle of rain and of course,
to our customers! We’ve eliminated the sunshine. During a tour if there is a heavy rain, the tour
convenience fee and we think you’ll find will be stopped and rescheduled. Please dress for the
it fast, easy to use, convenient weather and don’t forget your camera!
Tours begin and end at the Mentor Municipal Center.
and secure! For more information on Please park in the south lot.
how to use Econnect Online Registration, Call the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720 to
see page 31! book your tour!
Resident/Nonresident: $44
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.
C ITY OF Mentor
Veteran’s Day Observance
Special E V E N T S Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m.
Mentor Senior Center
Fall Bridal Gala Please join the City of Mentor on November 11 for a
special program to honor our Veterans at the new Veteran’s
Sunday, October 10, 12-4 p.m. Memorial on the corner of Civic Center Blvd. and Center
Cappelli’s @ Comfort Inn / Comfort Inn Hotel- Street. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing
7701 Reynolds Rd. to honor those who served in the Armed Services is
Let experts help you plan your wedding! Over 25 wedding encouraged to attend. If your group would like to be a part
professionals specializing in Bridal Wear * Catering * of the official program, please call the Mentor Recreation
Formal Wear * Invitations * Photography * Music * Floral Department at (440) 974-5720 for details.
Designs and more! Enjoy hair and makeup demonstrations
before the fashion show courtesy of sponsor Ladies &
Gentlemen Salon & Day Spa. An elegant fashion show 31st Holiday Display & Craft
will begin at 2:30 p.m. courtesy of sponsors Expressions
Bridal & Formal Wear and Jesse Webb Entertainment. Show
Enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Cappelli’s,
near Billy’s Martini Bar as you register for door prizes Howl-o-ween Party for Dogs Sunday, December 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wildwood Cultural Center
and meet each vendor. Interested vendors should call Tuesday, October 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
Mentor Dog Park, 6645 Hopkins Rd. Entertainment * Refreshments* Fine Arts & Crafts
Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735. This Many wonderful holiday items for sale from over 25
event is also sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood FREE!
vendors including wreaths and swags, gingerbreads, live
Cultural Center, Community Arts Commission, Cappelli’s Bring your dog and join us for a Halloween party just for
dogs at the Mentor Dog Park. We’ll have some contests, greenery, baked goods, ornaments, stockings and much,
@ Comfort Inn and the Comfort Inn Hotel. Admission $2 much more. Purchase live greenery from the Wildwood
prizes and doggone good fun. The Friends of the Mentor
Garden Club and enjoy holiday music with the Wildwood
Dog Park will be on hand to answer your questions and
24th Annual we’ll also have pet-friendly vendors, and treats available Singers. Sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood
Cultural Center and the Community Arts Commission. For
for purchase for people and pets! Dogs must have up-to-
Porcelain Treasures Show date vaccinations, be licensed, and not be in heat, to visit more information, contact the Wildwood Cultural Center at
(440) 974-5735. Donation $1-Children Free
Sunday, October 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the dog park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Rd. Call us at (440) 974-5720 for more information.
Hand-Painted Porcelain Fine Art— Painted boxes, Wildwood Singers FREE
trays, jewelry, ornaments and other unique, one-of-a-kind
porcelain gifts for sale; Painting demonstrations-Raffle Kalahari Getaway Annual Holiday Concert
prizes-Refreshments and more! Sponsored by Erie Shores Friday, November 5
Join the City of Mentor Recreation Department for Friday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Porcelain Artists and The City of Mentor’s Wildwood Mentor Senior Center
Cultural Center and Community Arts Commission. For a quick family getaway where you can have a blast at
America’s largest indoor waterpark and save money To help get you into the holiday spirit, the Wildwood
information, call (440) 974-5735. Donation: $1 Singers present a collection of traditional holiday songs for
too! Take advantage of special group rates for Mentor
families and friends. For only $144 (a $229 value)-you’ll you to enjoy! Listen, and sing along, to the holiday favorites
at this annual free concert. The concert is sponsored by

Mentor Wine Fest:
get standard room overnight accommodations and 4
admission passes to the waterpark. Up to 2 additional
guests may be added to your room for $20 per person,
which also includes waterpark fees. To book your getaway,
call Kalahari Resorts directly at (877) 525-2427. You
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!
must ask for the City of Mentor Group Rate to get the
Wine Tasting discounted price. Want to stay two nights and make it a
weekend? Ask the reservationist for the special 2nd night
Resident registration begins August 23
Nonresidents registration begins August 26
for the Fall Season rate.
Find us on Facebook
World Wines & Liquor, 8760 Mentor Ave. Mentor Parks &
Relax and enjoy an adults-only evening of fun. The
night of prizes and socializing will include wine tasting, Wildwood Quilt Guild 21st Recreation

wine pairing, recipes, latest tips & wine news, and hors
d’oeuvres. Join host Frank Krupa and special guest Cellar Annual Small Quilt Show & Follow us on Twitter
Mentor Rec
Master Brian Fife for this entertaining event sponsored by
Wildwood Cultural Center, World Wines & Liquor, Olive & Sale
Grape, Danny’s Organic Market, Next to Me, and Food for Sunday, November 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thought. Pre-registration is required and no one under Mentor Senior Center
age 21 may attend. Come see the display of award winning quilts made
Tuesday, 8-9:30 p.m. #12250 October 26 by the talented members of the Wildwood Quilt Guild.
Wednesday, 8-9:30 p.m. #12251 October 27 Shop our “Gifts Sew Special” for small quilted items made
Resident $20 Nonresident: $25 by our members. Several area Quilt Shops will also be
available for your shopping pleasure. Be sure to purchase
a raffle ticket for a beautiful quilt. For more information call
Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735. Sponsored
by the Wildwood Quilt Guild, the City of Mentor’s Wildwood
Resident registration begins August 23 Cultural Center and the Community Arts Commission. $2
donation at the door.
Nonresidents registration begins
August 26
C ITY OF Mentor

Hatha Yoga Party & Wedding Dance for All

Adult F I T N E S S Instructor: Patty McPhillips
The ancient practice of yoga is an integrated approach
Instructors: Susan and Joe Marino
This class is designed to teach you the basics of several
to health and well being. Through guided yoga postures, traditional dances that will allow you to join in on the fun
Fitness for Life breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation, you
will experience increased energy within a relaxed body
at a variety of functions. Learn, or brush up on, dances
like Polka, Basic Swing, Slow Dancing, Stroll, Barndance,
Instructor: Denise Jennings and quiet mind. Come experience the effects of bringing Tarantella, Hora Medley (Jewish traditional), and others.
Get in shape and have fun at the same time. Bring
body, mind, and spirit into harmony. All levels of yoga are Brides and grooms-to-be, and their wedding party, will
your heart rate up to a safe level, plus strengthen and
welcome. Patty McPhillips is a certified yoga therapist and have a ball and benefit from this class! Register a group of
tone muscles using weight bearing exercises. Safe and
student of yoga for over 25 years. Bring a mat and a small eight or more people and the bride and groom can attend
beneficial for the seasoned exerciser as well as those just
pillow or blanket. Do not eat for 2 hours prior to class. for free. No expertise is necessary, just come and join the
beginning or wanting to get back into an exercise program.
Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Old Council Hall fun! Dress casually and wear slick-soled shoes. Specific
Benefits include stress reduction, improved cardiovascular
Sessions: 6 #12309 September 7-October 12 directions to the classroom will be on class receipt. Cost
endurance, fat burning, leading to a reduced risk of disease.
Resident: $72 Nonresident: $90 to participate is per person.
Please bring a water bottle and floor mat to each class. All
Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Old Council Hall Friday, 6:30-7:25 p.m. Lakeland Community College
participants must be pre-registered before attending class.
Sessions: 8 #12310 October 26-December 14 Sessions: 6 #12360 September 17-October 22
No class November 24
Resident: $85 Nonresident: $99 Resident: $39 Nonresident: $49
Monday, 6-7 p.m. Community Center
Sessions: 6 #12295 September 13 -October 18

Resident: $32
#12297 November 1-December 6
Nonresident: $42
Zumba Beginner Swing Dance
Instructor: Annette Santorro Instructors: Susan and Joe Marino
Do you Zumba? The Zumba exercise craze has hit Mentor! If you caught the dancing bug watching Richard Gere in
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Community Center Here’s your chance to learn the newest fitness routine-an the movie Shall We Dance, you know that swing dancing
Sessions: 6 #12296 September 8-October 13 intensely fun workout combining cha-cha, salsa, reggae is once again sweeping across the country. In this class,
#12298 October 27-December 8* and hip-hop dance moves with a few traditional moves you’ll learn the basic footwork and patterns of leading
Resident: $32 Nonresident: $42 like squats and plies. You’ll burn calories, laugh, dance, and following in the East Coast Swing (Jitterbug). Dress
and enjoy moving to energetic music. Dance experience is casually and wear slick soled shoes. This is a great class
Cardio-Kickboxing not required, you’ll learn as you go. Class is great for teens
and adults. Bring a waterbottle, a towel and wear good
for couples, though singles will be paired with a partner.
All types of music (swing, big band, classic rock-n-roll and
Instructor: Gary Remner exercise shoes. country) is used. Specific directions to the classroom will
Here’s one great way to get in shape! Increase your
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Garfield Ballroom be on receipt. Cost to participate is per person.
stamina and flexibility, strengthen those abdominal
Sessions: 6 #12425 September 15-October 20 Friday, 7:30-8:25 p.m. Lakeland Community College
muscles, tighten those buns, do it all to good music and
#12426 November 3-December 8 Sessions: 6 #12412 September 17-October 22
you’ve got the recipe for a really good workout! Sign up now
Resident: $42 Nonresident: $52 Resident: $39 Nonresident: $49
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. *No class September 6 & November 24.
The Body Workout Intermediate Swing Dance
Instructor: Annette Santorro Instructors: Susan and Joe Marino
Mon & Wed., 7:15–8:30 p.m. Community Room This hour class starts with a warm-up, followed by 25 This intermediate class will help you take your swing
Session: 8 #12261 August 30-September 29* minutes of low impact cardio, 15 minutes of weight dance skills from basic to “Wow”! It’s a continuation of
#12262 October 4-27 training, then we’ll complete the class with a strengthening the beginning swing dance class and not for beginners.
#12263 November 1-29* ab workout and cool down stretching. Class is accessible Learn advanced moves including twists, turns, and a lot
#12264 December 6-29 to all levels and is great for teens and adults. Bring an of wild and crazy steps. Dress casually and wear slick-
Resident: $42 Nonresident: $52 exercise matt, water bottle, a towel and wear good exercise soled shoes. Specific directions to the classroom will be
shoes. on receipt. Fee is per person.
Donna’s Body Express Sat, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Sessions: 6
Old Council Hall
#12607 September 18-October 23
Friday, 8:30-9:25 p.m.
Sessions: 6
Lakeland Community College
#12413 September 17-October 22
Instructor: Donna Piscopo #12608 October 30-December 4 Resident: $39 Nonresident: $49
This class is aerobics, toning and strength training all
Resident: $42 Nonresident: $52
packed into one awesome, 75-minute class. Designed for
all fitness levels to develop muscular strength, increase Men’s Open Hoops
cardio endurance, burn fat and have fun while doing it!
Workout with a certified, trained professional who will
Belly Dancing Basics Instructor: Larry Moskal
Instructor: Pamela Irizarry If you are looking for a great place to play basketball in
help you make the most of your exercise time by keeping Looking for a fun way to meet new people and tone a fun and supervised environment, try Men’s Open Hoops.
you motivated and encouraged to succeed. You’ll feel more and sculpt your body while at the same time learning one Supervision is provided for questions and assistance.
than a sense of accomplishment at the end of each class. of the oldest art forms? Try belly dancing! This class will Locker rooms will not be available. Register early,
All participants must be pre-registered before attending concentrate on the basic fundamentals of belly dance, maximum number of participants is 35.
class. *No class November 25. from hip movements, upper body movements, flexibility, Tues, 7:45 p.m TBA
Tuesday, 6-7:15 p.m. Garfield Ballroom coordination, body posture and travel steps. Wear Sessions: 10 #12354 Sept 28-Dec 14
Sessions: 6 #12268 September 21-October 26 comfortable clothing that moves with your body such as Resident: $40 Nonresident: $50
#12271 November 9-December 14 yoga clothing. You can go barefoot or wear socks in class
Thursday, 6– 7:15 p.m. Garfield Ballroom as you prefer.
Sessions: 6 #12269 September 23-October 28 Sat, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Garfield Ballroom
#12272 November 11-December 16* Sessions: 8 #12606 September 25-November 13
Saturday, 8-9:15 a.m. Garfield Ballroom Resident: $78 Nonresident: $90
Sessions: 6 #12270 September 25-October 30
#12273 November 13-December 18
Resident: $32 Nonresident: $42 Resident registration begins August 23
Nonresidents registration begins August 26

C ITY OF Mentor
Body Sculpting
Adult F I T N E S S
by Exterior Designs
All classes are taught by Certified Fitness Trainers. Join
Horseback Riding anytime! We offer free Saturday make-ups if you miss a
class. Class size is limited and advance registration is
for Adults to Seniors required! Register online at or call 216-313-
Instructor: Maypine Farm staff FLEX or 1-800-659-FLEX. Classes are held:
A weekly, one-hour lesson for adults through seniors,
will teach the fundamentals of horsemanship: how to walk, Monday/Wednesday
trot, to work safely around horses. Equestrian sport is an August 25-September 22
activity that spans all age groups and is enjoyed on the September 27-October 20
competitive level by riders in their seventies. Participants October 25-November 22
will need to wear boots with a small heel and long pants. November 29-December 22
Helmets are provided. Maypine provides an indoor arena December 27-January 24
for riders and an observation area for spectators. Visit their
website at www. for information or to
learn more about the award-winning program. Tuesday/Thursday
Tuesday, 11 am-12 pm Maypine Farms September 9-October 5
Sessions: 8 #12311 October 5-November 23 October 7-November 4
Thursday, 11 am-12 pm Maypine Farms November 9-December 7
Sessions: 8 #12312 October 7-December 2 December 9-January 11
Sunday, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Maypine Farms
Sessions: 8 #12313 October 10-November 28 Saturday “Hi! My name is Murray and I live in
Resident: $210 Nonresident: $225 October 2-November 20
November 27-February 5 Mentor, Ohio. I am proud to say that I
Phenomenal Abdominals® have been participating in our city’s 100-
Strengthen and firm your torso, flatten your belly, and Mile Club with my family for the last three
define your midsection in this 30-minute class with new
exercises devoted to working on the upper, lower and side years. It has been a great experience for
abdominal muscles. Suitable for all fitness levels. Only
equipment needed is an exercise mat and stretch band. all of us and along with all the health
Tues & Thurs, 9:30-10 a.m. Old Council Hall
Tues & Thurs, 7-7:30 p.m. Community Center benefits, we share a closer bond as a
Saturday, 10:30-11 a.m. Community Center
Resident: $30 Nonresident: $38
family. Thank you to the City Of Mentor
for sponsoring such a wonderful event.”
Saturday Morning Body Sculpting™ Sincerely, Murray Krann
Awaken your entire body with this new and improved
Wake-Up Walks Body Sculpting workout designed to make you lean and
Saturdays, August 21-October 16, 9 a.m. defined. Build and sculpt muscles, strengthen your core,
Spend an hour with us on a Saturday morning this fall improve your strength and flexibility while burning fat and Mentor in Motion:
with a 2-mile walk along the Civic Center bike paths. We’ll calories by using just one set of 5 lb. dumbbells. You will The Walk, Run, Bike, Hike, Swim,
meet each week in front of the Mentor Municipal Center, gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while Skate, Golf Way to Get Moving
then head out for a walk. Our group has a goal of walking focusing on total body health. Bring a set of 5-pound Mentor In Motion is a personal challenge event that
293 miles-the distance to Mentor, Kentucky-so join us and dumbbells, exercise mat, water bottle, and stretch band to encourages all members of our community, from kids to
we’ll see you in Kentucky! No registration is necessary and class. Accommodates all fitness levels. Work out at your seniors, to get active, and best of all, it’s simple. When
this program is FREE! Walk every week or just when you own pace. you register for the club, you can walk, run, bike, hike,
have time. Call 974-5720 with questions. Mon & Wed, 6-7 p.m. Old Council Hall swim, skate, even golf your way toward completing 100
Tues & Thurs, 10-11 a.m. Old Council Hall miles of motion.
Tues & Thurs, 4:50-5:50 p.m. Community Center It’s easier than you think to accomplish. Walk one mile
Tues & Thurs, 6-7 p.m. Community Center (about 2,200 steps) five days a week and you’ll reach 100
Tues & Thurs, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Community Center miles before the winter holidays. Fit in an occasional bike
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Community Center ride, swim or 9-holes on the golf course and you’ll reach
Resident: $50 Nonresident: $63 your goal more quickly. Take the challenge and involve
your family members, too. This is a great event for all.
Stretch This Sign up and we’ll give you everything you need to get
started including a pedometer to help count your miles.
Flexibility is the key to mobility! Reduce stress and create
body harmony in this 30-minute stretching class designed You’ll also get an exercise conversion sheet to help you
to stretch the entire body, including the lower back and track your motion across a variety of movements and a
core area. Ideal for men and women of all ages and fitness personalized record log to set your goals and record your
levels; stretch at your own pace. Bring an exercise mat, miles, plus lots of other good information you can use to
water bottle, and stretch band to class. Classes are taught move 100 miles or more. And, best of all, we’ve got great
by a Certified Fitness Trainer. prizes to give away when you turn in your mileage logs.
Tues & Thurs, 11-11:30 a.m. Old Council Hall Questions? Contact the Recreation Department at (440)
Resident: $30 Nonresident: $38 974-5720.
100 Mile Club #12356
Resident: $15 Nonresident: $20

C ITY OF Mentor

Adult C O O K I N G
Judi Strauss has all new classes for you to enjoy! Judi’s classes are a great way to
In the Kitchen with Judi Strauss learn new cooking techniques, taste new recipes and experience cooking in a fun,
hands-on environment. Come ‘cook-up’ some new recipes with Judi!
Sugar-Less Eat Better for Less
If you are trying to eliminate or at least reduce the amount In today’s economic environment every penny counts.
of refined sugar in your diet this class can show you how. Food prices are making it harder to feed your family on a
We will discuss sugar alternatives from artificial sweeteners budget. This class will focus on strategies for eating good
to fruit-based sweetening. While most of the recipes will food and saving money, too. Seasonal shopping, food
involve desserts there will also be recipes for main dishes storage, preservation and where to shop are among the
and side dishes, too. A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to topics. There will be recipes to sample in class and many
the instructor the night of class. recipes for home. A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen instructor the night of class.
Sessions: 1 #11594 October 5 Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17 Sessions: 1 #11598 November 2
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17
Sushi for All
Sushi is fun to eat and is not hard to make, with a little
practice. In this class you’ll get a hands-on chance to roll
your own using some typical and untypical ingredients.
New! Turkey 101
If making Thanksgiving dinner makes you nervous this
could be the class for you. From making a timeline and
From the California Roll to Sweet and Sour Sushi (made
with chicken!) you will get a chance to have some fun and cooking the perfect turkey to mouth-watering side dishes
Foods of Italy see sushi in a whole new way. Note: There is NO raw fish and desserts, you will be taught how to make a dinner
A country of diverse regions, people and cuisine, Italy has that would make a pilgrim proud. There will be plenty to
served in this class. A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to
long been the home of great cooking. From classics like taste and take home (come hungry) and recipes for all the
the instructor the night of class.
polenta, risotto and tiramisu to earthy country dishes, this dishes. A food fee of $9 is payable in cash to the instructor
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
class will expose you the foods of Italy in all their many the night of class.
Sessions: 1 #11595 October 12
forms. There will, of course, be much sampling to do and Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17
recipes to help you bring a little bit of Italy home with you. Sessions: 1 #11599 November 9
A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17
night of class.
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen Appetizers, Fast and Easy
Sessions: 1 #11591 September 14 Entertaining can be fun, but can also wear us out. This
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17 class will give you plenty of recipes and ideas for simple,
tasty appetizers. Many can be done ahead and frozen until
My Mother’s Polish Kitchen you need them. Some of the recipes include Brie Truffles,
You don’t have to be Polish to love Polish food! This class Artichoke Dip, Empanadas and many more. So, if you
will be a sharing of recipes and cooking tips from the have more friends and family than you have time learn
instructor’s Polish mother. You’ll get recipes for all the how to make your next party fun for you, too. A food fee of
traditional favorites from Kielbasa to Pierogis as well as $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the night of class.
recipes for soups, salads, main dishes and desserts. There Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
will be several dishes for tasting so come hungry. A food Sessions: 1 #11600 November 16
fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the night of
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
Sessions: 1
Wildwood Kitchen
#11592 September 21
New! 5 or Fewer
If you are tired of recipes with long ingredient lists try this
class. All the recipes use 5 or fewer ingredients. Mostly
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17

Holiday Baking
Create that home for the holiday feeling by learning how
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17 main dishes and sides there are also some delectable to bake some traditional favorites. You’ll also learn how to
desserts. Learn to make dinner simply, often using items bake some less-traditional foods, too. There will be several
Soups of the you can have on hand and by using some convenience treats to sample in class including tree-shaped sweet rolls
World foods. A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor and cheese puffs. Use of these goodies as gifts will also
Soup seems to be the night of class. be discussed. There will be many recipes to take home.
the universal comfort Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the
food. From hearty to Sessions: 1 #11596 October 19 night of class.
light, piping hot to Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17 Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
icy cold soup recipes Sessions: 1 #11601 November 30
are as different as Cooking for 1 or 2 Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17
the places they come If you are one of the millions of Americans who live in
from. This class will one or two person households you know the dilemma of Cookies, Cookies, Cookies
explore many cultural cooking for a small family. Recipes are often written for What could be friendlier than a plate of fresh baked
soup traditions. From Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe, 4-6 servings, or more. This class will help you to scale cookies? In class you’ll get hands-on experience making
South America to West Africa you will get a chance to down recipes, will provide plenty of recipes geared for 1-2 both traditional and innovative cookies including Holiday
sample soup from all over the globe. Recipes will also servings and will give you help in freezing some for later. Fans, Ginger Cookies, Snow People and many more. Bring
be provided. A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the There will be plenty to taste in class and recipes for home. an apron and baking sheet and be prepared to have a sweet
instructor the night of class. A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the time. There will be cookies to take home and recipes, too.
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen night of class. A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the
Sessions: 1 #11593 September 28 Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen night of class.
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17 Sessions: 1 #11597 October 26 Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17 Sessions: 1 #11602 December 7
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $17
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Adult C O O K I N G

Vegan & Vegetarian Foods-Simply!

Instructor: Gina DeRose
Baking Lighter Cakes
Have you ever wanted to try Vegan & Vegetarian meals, but did not know how to get started? Personal Chef Gina DeRose
will help you learn some healthier recipes. As a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Gina has discovered the healthier with Linda
aspects of certain types of food. Through this series of courses, you will learn vegan and vegetarian recipes that your Instructor: Linda Loeffler
whole family will love! Learn how to make choice cakes with less fat. Your
guests will be amazed with the taste of these healthier
Vegan Baking versions of traditional cakes! In these classes, you will
Learn how simple it observe, interact and, of course, taste! There will be
is to convert your many recipes to take home.
favorite “sweets”
recipes using vegan White Spice Pound Cake, Carrot Cake, and
ingredients in this Cappuccino Torte Cake
tasty fall class. This These cakes offer something for everyone and are
class concentrates suitable for most any occasion. Learn some “do-ahead”
on a variety of tips, observe the ‘how to” of recipe preparation and taste
alternatives and the results of these lower fat, yet high quality tastes. A
cooking techniques; we will be sampling and making food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the
yummy foods such as fall pudding, cupcakes, and sweet night of class.
fall breads. Also included is an introduction to alternative Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
flours and sweeteners. A food fee of $10 is payable in Session: 1 #11656 November 4
cash to the instructor the night of class. Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Session: 1 #11610 September 16
Resident: $8 Nonresident: $10 Pumpkin Raisin Cake, Slimmed Down
Chocolate Cake, and Fresh Lemon Pound Cake
A Vegan Fall It’s time for you to bake lighter and to serve these
Learn how to cook healthy fall Vegan meals using seasonal irresistible cakes. The flavors and aromas of pumpkin,
vegetables, which includes no animal products, and chocolate, lemon and orange are invigorating; the taste
teaches you how to heat healthy. Learn the basics and testing is satisfying and rewarding. A food fee of $8 is
cook fresh healthy foods you can use through the winter payable in cash to the instructor the night of class.
months. Foods discussed will be soups, stews, and other Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
seasonal vegan foods. A food fee of $10 is payable in cash Session: 1 #11657 November 18
to the instructor the night of class. Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Session: 1 #11611 September 30
Resident: $8 Nonresident: $10
Angel Food Cakes, REALLY Good Fruitcakes,
Vegetarian Basics and Chocolate Ginger Cakes
Learn how to make a balanced meal and taste a variety of What you want to know and what you can enjoy doing
foods involving vegetarian foods. We will be cooking (and
eating) a vegetarian appetizer, soup, entrée and dessert.
Begin or continue to explore healthy proteins necessary in
a vegetarian diet. Learn basic cooking methods that will
New! Gluten Free Foods
We will cook and discuss all Gluten Free Foods, which is a
diet completely free of ingredients derived from gluten free
with angel food cakes. Using a mix and baking from
scratch will be discussed, demonstrated and tasted.
Come join us and taste really good fruitcakes (the cake
is back in fruitcakes). Learn how chocolate and ginger
enhance your confidence at home and allow you to create can lend a rich and distinctive flavor to a pound cake.
cereals: wheat, barley, rye. This class is especially helpful A food fee of $8 is payable in cash to the instructor the
your favorite meals. A food fee of $10 is payable in cash for those who cannot tolerate wheat products and give you
to the instructor the night of class. night of class.
safe and tasty alternatives. Cooking discussions, tasting Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen and recipe hand outs will be a part of this fun class. A
Session: 1 #11612 October 7 Session: 1 #11658 December 9
food fee of $10 is payable in cash to the instructor the Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Resident: $8 Nonresident: $10 night of class.
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen

New! Soy Products and Fall Foods

We will discuss and use soy foods and explore the many
ways to use this protein. Come hungry and learn how to
Session: 1
Resident: $8
#11614 October 21
Nonresident: $10

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Meals

We will be cooking (and eating) quick, healthy, nourishing
cook and use soy products for healthy meals and enjoy a foods, and learning how to eat without turning to fast
lively conversation about this new way to eat. Cooking, food. We will discuss and demonstrate healthy ideas,
discussions, tasting and recipe handouts are some of the meals in minutes, and learn how to balance vegetarian
things you can look forward to at this class. A food fee meals inexpensively. Come hungry! There will be recipes
of $10 is payable in cash to the instructor the night of & handouts to take home. A food fee of $10 is payable in
class. cash to the instructor the night of class.
Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Session: 1 #11613 October 14 Session: 1 #11615 October 28
Resident: $8 Nonresident: $10 Resident: $8 Nonresident: $10

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Adult A R T S New! Arts & Crafts Corner Instructor: Trisha Anderson

Come join us for seasonal crafts that will stimulate your mind and decorate your house. No skills required-one on
one attention. You will be given the opportunity to express yourself and learn in a casual setting, meet new people

Painting with Watercolors
and make new friends.
Some materials are costly. Please call Wildwood Cultural Center at 440-974-5735
to verify the class will be held before purchasing materials

Instructor: John Peters Fall Foliage Birdhouses Glass Etching Tuscan Style Decanter
Learning to paint with watercolors can be fun and Create a festive home for your feather friends in and Wine Glass
provide you with new artistic talent. This class will include the backyard or compliment your décor. A fun fall Beautiful decanter and wine glasses personalized for the
a comprehensive study of landscape painting directed masterpiece can be created. Assistance with freehand holidays or with themes of floral, wildlife, monograms
toward the beginning student. Color, form, size and is offered. Share ideas and we can create something and bridal. The ideas are endless and this class can
design will be studied with completed works as a result. to everyone’s taste. Buy the regulation birdhouse at provide you with the perfect gift or a present to yourself.
A material supply list will be sent to you by the instructor Penitentiary Glen ($18). Additional supplies to bring to Bring to class: Illusion Base Decanter (item #4328930),
one week before class starts. No Class: October 20. class: brushes, stencils, appliqué and DecoArt Crafters Darco Lid (item #DC1635), wine glasses (item
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Acrylic (at least-black, white, red, blue, green & yellow) #5269529555), and starter glass etch kit-all; all for
Sessions: 8 #11585 September 15-November 10 or stain; all for approximately $18 at Pat Catans. Be sure approximately $25 at Pat Catans. An additional $2 fee is
Resident: $60 Nonresident: $75 to purchase Krylon Clear Glaze ($6 at Pat Catans) if you payable in cash to the instructor the night of class.
will be displaying the birdhouse outside. Don’t forget a Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room
box to bring your project home. Session: 1 #11622 October 13
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Multi Media Art Class Session: 1 #11618 September 15
Instructor: Dorothy (Dottie) Geisert Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Design Your Own Recipe Box
Enjoy the opportunity to create art in the media of your Are your abandoned recipes just lying around? This class
choice, which includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, Hope Chest is the perfect time to gather holiday and family recipes in
pastel or colored pencil and more! Classes are held in a Need a nook to put that special something in? This one convenient container. Simple techniques will create
spacious light filled room with views of the surrounding can be a unique one of a kind present to give to the a one of a kind paper Mache recipe holder. Be original
grounds. Students will receive a continuous one on bride to be, mother to be, or as a Christmas present. and let your personality shine through! Bring to class:
one education in a relaxed setting. All levels of artistic Construct each chest to your personal needs by choosing recipe box, stickers, appliqué, DecoArt Crafters Acrylic
development, from the beginning student to the more a foundation of paint or stain. Purchase the hope chest (minimum colors: black, white, red, blue, green and
mature artist, are welcome. Since classes are taught one at Pat Catans (item #652959605, $25). Paint or stain yellow) and paint brushes; all for approximately $18 at
on one, students will advance at their own pace. Some needs to be applied before class and we will apply Pat Catans). Also bring a glue gun and small box to take
classes will include a brief lecture and/or demonstration appliqué, stencil, ribbons and DecoArt Crafters Acrylic your craft project home.
of art theories or principles. If you wish to start something (minimum colors: black, white, red, blue, green and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room
new, Dottie will recommend the supplies you will need. yellow), & paint brushes, & scissors; all for approximately Session: 1 #11623 October 20
Bring your supplies and subject matter to the first class. $21 at Pat Catans. Don’t forget any items that suit your Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Come prepared to learn, create, experiment and enjoy art! needs: storks, bridal, memory appliqué.
No class November 29. Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room
Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Session: 1 #11619 September 22
Grape Vine Wreath
A fascinating array of 18” wreathes for any season. Lean
Sessions: 5 #11581 September 13-October 11 Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
how to assemble any ideas you have in mind. Turn your
#11582 October 18-November 15
wreath into an amazing vision that will amaze your friends
#11583 November 22-December27 Seasonal Cards and family! All you need is an eye for detail and a creative
Personalized cards to suit any occasion-Christmas, mind. Wreathes are suitable for indoors and out. Bring
Monday, 2-4 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Hanukah & Kwanza. Fashion the perfect holiday greeting to class: 18” wreath, your choice of ribbons, ornaments,
Sessions: 5 #11584 September 15-October 13 with precut cards/envelopes. Bring to class: cards & trinkets, garden accents, butterflies, silk leaves, birds,
#12427 October 20-November 17 envelopes, 3 different colors of Ink It Up pigments, etc.; all for approximately $15 at Pat Catans. Also bring
#12428 November 22-December 27 clear block stamper and an assortment of stamps for scissors, glue gun, glue sticks, & 24” gauge green paddle
Resident: $32 Nonresident: $40 any occasion, stickers, ribbons, rhinestones, buttons, or wire.
felt for accents; all for approximately $26 at Pat Catans. Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room
Don’t forget the scissors! Session: 1 #11624 October 27

Create an Accessory Brooch
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
Session: 1
Resident: $10
Wildwood Craft Room
#11620 September 29
Nonresident: $13
Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13

Christmas Ornaments
Turn simple clear ornaments into magnificent ornaments.
Instructor: Anne Larson Festive Wine Vessel You can design a realistic theme or be adventurous and
Join the fun-join the creativity! You will make a textile Elegant wine boxes, perfect as a gift or to accompany a go abstract. These custom made balls are suitable for any
brooch/pin with your choice of silk fabrics, fibers, beads beautiful table setting. There are numerous techniques tree or as home décor. Expand your mind and experiment
or buttons. Samples will be available to help you decide and options from which to choose. The exterior of the with different mediums. All ideas are welcome and
if you would like a traditional, antique or boutique style wine vessel promises imagination and a variety of choices encouraged! Bring to class: package of 12 balls (any size
look to add to your fall wardrobe. It will be a one-of-a- and different concepts will be taught in class. Display you choose), DecoArt Crafters Acrylic (minimum colors:
kind accessory to embellish any scarf, belt, sweater, etc. your ideas while creating that special gift or keepsake. black, white, red, blue, green and yellow), brushes,
The brooch could also be pinned to a purse or pillow Creativity is encouraged. Purchase the wine vessel at items such as beads, buttons, trinkets, etc.; all for
for embellishment. The applications are limitless! Some Pat Catans (item #526953800). Other items to bring to approximately $10 at Pat Catans. Don’t forget an egg
simple hand sewing required. All supplies are provided class: wood stain or DecoArt Crafters Acrylic (minimum carton to assist with the painting.
by instructor. An $8 material fee is payable in cash to the colors: black, white, red, blue, green and yellow);
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room
instructor at class. brushes, decals, Craftwood wood emblems, appliqué, or
Session: 1 #11625 November 3
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-Noon Wildwood Gold Room stencils/paint; all for approximately $30 at Pat Catans.
Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Session: 1 #11608 September 15 Don’t forget a box to take your wine vessel home.
Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room
Session: 1 #11609 October 4 Session: 1 #11621 October 6
Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
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Resident: $10

Nonresident: $13 New! Fall Art Workshop Series

Spend a Saturday this fall studying new painting
techniques with well known artists in these inspiring
Quilted Holiday Wall Hangings workshops sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood
Cultural Center and Community Arts Commission. All
Instructor: Diane Wantz
Rubber Stamping for Beginners
Learn to make a complete 27” x 27” Double Diamond
quilted wall hanging using seasonal fabrics from your stash
or a local quilt shop. Beginners will be amazed at how fast
workshops will be held at: the Mentor Senior Center,
8484 Munson Road, Mentor. The fee to participate in
each of these workshops is $35.00. Space is limited,
pre-registration is required. Workshops are for those
this goes together and advanced quilters will love learning
Instructor: Cathy May-Krebs the new Double Diamond technique. Rulers and patterns with at least basic art experience. For workshop artists
Learn the basics of rubber stamping and explore the will be passed out at class. ALL FABRIC MUST BE CUT and topics, or to have a registration form mailed to
endless possibilities of decorative stamping to achieve PRIOR TO CLASS TIME! Materials needed: working sewing you, please call Wildwood Cultural Center at (440)
beautiful greeting cards, scrapbooking & other craft machine (w/extension cord), full bobbins, fusible webbing 974-5735.
items. We will learn about different supplies, tools and (Heat ’n Bond Lite recommended), thread, rotary cutter
techniques from the how to, to the when to. Please bring (45 mm recommended), mat, ruler (7” x 24”), scissors, Mel Grunau:
to class: small scissors, double sided tape, Tombow aqua straight pins, temporary or permanent glue, small iron/ Watercolor/Acrylic/Collage
glue, ruler, lead pencil, black pigment ink pad, black dye ironing board (if you already have one), fabric. $32 fee Saturday, September 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
ink pad, clear embossing powder & a box/kit to hold all is payable to the instructor for other materials provided: Surprise yourself and have fun with painting by trying
supplies. A material fee of $6 is payable in cash to the pattern for wall hanging, eye glass case pattern and 2 new approaches, media and techniques. Look at the
instructor on the first night of class. Double Diamond rulers (large & small). Fabric list will be world around you with new eyes. We will create a
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen sent to you after registration. Sign up early so there is time realistic impressionistic still life or landscape using
Sessions: 3 #12241 October 6-20 for you to receive the fabric list. collage and watercolor or acrylic. Crayons, pastels,
Resident: $20 Nonresident: $25 9 a.m.-12 noon Wildwood South Wing pens, pencils, and anything else that makes a mark
Halloween #11588 Wednesday, September 22 may also be used along with thin collage materials.
Thanksgiving #11589 Wednesday, October 27 Choose to do the same subject in abstract format or

Rubber Stamping for Holidays
Holiday #11590 Tuesday, November 9
Resident: $25/class Nonresident: $31/class
compose something from your imagination. There are
no rules in this workshop. The instructor will bring
samples. You may follow the demonstration given at
Crochet for Beginners the start or do your own thing. #9762
& Other Occasions Instructor: Stephanie Ryan Linda Hutchinson:
Instructor: Cathy May-Krebs In this beginning crochet class, you will explore hook sizes,
This class is for the intermediate stamper who has the yarn selection, and some basic crochet stitches. You will Drawing from the Inside Out
basic stamps. We will use different supplies and tools to begin by working on a sample scarf using the stitches you Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
make boo-a-ful Halloween cards, grateful Thanksgiving, & have learned. Then we will review the stitches, finishing In this workshop, we will open ourselves to the notion
joyous Christmas cards and more! Please bring to class: and edging your scarf and learn some joining techniques, of more expressive drawing-drawing from reality while,
paper cutter, small scissors, X-acto knife & pad, double as time permits. Students need to bring to class a size “H” at the same time, considering design elements and
sided tape, Tombow aqua glue, stamp cleaners, ruler, lead crochet hook, a skein of light colored worsted weight non principles to strengthen our work. Our goal will be to
pencil, stamp positioner, black pigment ink pad, clear variegated, non textured yarn (such as Red Heart), a pair create powerful drawings from the inside-and putting
embossing powder, heat gun, embossing tray, colored of scissors and a tapestry needle. off all hard contour edges until the end of the drawing.
pencil or markers. A material fee of $16 is payable in cash Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room #9763
to the instructor on the first night of class. Sessions: 2 #11569 September 13-20
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen Resident: $22 Nonresident: $28 Sharon Stolzenberger:
Sessions: 4 #12242 October 27-November 17 Wildlife & Florals
Resident: $27 Nonresident: $34
Intermediate Crochet Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This will be a mixed media workshop utilizing
Instructor: Stephanie Ryan
Create Your Own Flower Learn more advanced stitches; explore shaping through
watercolor, acrylics, collage, Image transfers, &
stamping. The subject matter is nature: wildlife and
Arrangements increasing and decreasing, as well as stitches that can add
texture and dimension to your work. Prerequisite: must be
florals. We’ll combine mixed media with drawing and
painting and explore new ways to express the subject
Instructor: Chris Amos able to chain, and single crochet fluently.
Join us in this two week class of creative enjoyment! Week matter. #9764
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room
1: You will make a beautiful fresh floral arrangement; Sessions: 2 #11570 September 27-October 4
please bring a paring knife to the first class. All fresh Resident: $22 Nonresident: $28 Resident: $40 Nonresident: $50
flowers will be provided by instructor for a $12 fee payable
in cash to the instructor. 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.
New! Basic Scrapbooking
Instructor: Lindsey Willman
New! Cornucopia Class
Instructed: Chris Amos
Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen In this class, you will learn: scrapbook basics, picking Make a festive silk cornucopia to decorate your
Sessions: 2 #11663 September 20-27 themes & picture cropping, stamping, embossing & riveting, Thanksgiving table using your favorite fall silk flowers. A
Resident: $16 Nonresident: $20 how to pick paper & photo framing, how to use a Cricket material fee of $20 is payable in cash to the instructor the
R cutting machine, Card making for holidays, birthdays night of class. Bring wire cutters & paring knife to class.
& special occasions. Bring to class a long 12 in. x 12 in. Join us in the fun!
Resident registration begins August 23 scrapbook, scissors and pictures to use in scrapbooking. Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Instructor will provide paper, embellishments, tools & Session: 1 #11664 November 15
Nonresidents registration begins supplies. Material fee of $20 is payable in cash to the
instructor the night of class.
August 26 Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room
Sessions: 5 #11603 October 11-November 8
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Resident: $11
Nonresident: $14
The Benefits of Becoming a Member
of Wildwood Cultural Center
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
Fresh Greens Holiday 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
Centerpiece 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. For
Instructor: Chris Amos
Have fun being creative! Make your own Holiday more information on becoming a member of Wildwood Cultural Center, simply visit
centerpiece using fresh greens, flowers, candles and other culturalarts for an application. Support the Cultural Arts. The benefits are endless!
holiday novelties. Please bring a paring knife to class. A
material fee of $20 is payable in cash to the instructor the
night of class. Join A Club
Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen
Session: 1 #11665 December 6 Wildwood Basketry Guild
Resident: $11 Nonresident: $14 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
Holiday Wreath the month from 6-9:30 p.m. Call (440) 974-5735 for
Instructor: Chris Amos meeting dates.
Join us in making a fresh holiday wreath using a variety
of Christmas greens along with other novelties, Christmas Wildwood Bridge Club
bulbs and velvet bows. A material fee of $22 is payable in The Bridge Club is open to anyone who enjoys a relaxed
cash to the instructor the night of class. game of bridge. Just come to Wildwood on Wednesdays
Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wildwood Kitchen from 12 to 5 p.m. (Come late or leave early if you wish).
Session: 1 #11666 December 13 Call (440) 974-5735 for more information. No partner
Resident: $11 Nonresident: $14 is necessary.

Wildwood Garden Club

Voice The Wildwood Garden Club meets the third Wednesday Wildwood Cultural Center
Instructor: David Debick of each month, September through May at Wildwood
Singing is the only form of music-making that requires no
external object (i.e. violin, drum) to produce sounds. Our
Cultural Center. Members are active in the planning, Looking For New Instructors
planting and maintaining the gardens around the
voices are musical instruments. These small group sessions Wildwood mansion. Members also learn and create at The City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural
will teach students the basics of singing: breathing, diction, seminars and special programs sponsored by the club.
abdominal support, tone quality, phrasing, expression, etc. Call (440) 974-5735 for more information. Center is looking for instructors. Do you
No prior instruction is required. Access to a keyboard in
between lessons is helpful but not required. A minimal have the knowledge, experience and
Wildwood Quilters Guild
book fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class
The Wildwood Quilters Guild meets the second Tuesday the ability to teach? The following are
(in cash).
Monday, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Wildwood Front Room
of each month, 7- 9 p.m., from September through May a list of classes that we would like to
at the Wildwood Cultural Center. The Quilters welcome
Sessions: 6 #11568 September 13-October 18 offer. If you are interested in teaching
new members. For more information, call Wildwood
Resident: $30 Nonresident: $37
Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735.
one of these classes, please call (440)
Canine Education Wildwood Singers 974-5735 for more information.
Instructor: Kristen Hasasneh-Polzner Under the instruction of David Debick, the Wildwood
Are you seeking a well behaved, well mannered dog? Attend Cultural Center chorus group The Wildwood Singers Basket Weaving • Bridge
these fun, educational, basic training classes and watch meet on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. New members
your dog evolve into an obedient member of your family by welcome! If you would like to join, call (440) 974- Conversational Spanish • Genealogy
mastering commands using positive reinforcement training. 5735. $25
Resident: Nonresident: $36
Basic education classes are for dogs ages 6 months and
older. Pet parents should bring a choke chain or flat collar
and leash, soft training treats, and a copy of your dog’s
current vaccination record. No prong collars or retractable
leashes, please. Instructor Kristen Hasasneh-Polzner has
New! Writing Away Your New! Introduction to
American Sign Language
been a certified dog trainer for over 3 years and volunteers
and has participated in training dogs at the Lake County
Worries Workshop Instructor: Kara Roy
Instructor: Donna Peltz Yes, you can sign! Make communicating with the deaf
Humane Society. Are you stressed, depressed and just not having as and non-verbal populations easier by learning basic skills.
Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Mentor Dog Park much joy in your life as you would like? One remedy may A $12 material fee is payable in cash to the instructor the
Sessions: 6 #12603 September 12-October 17 be learning to express and share what’s in your heart first night of class.
through writing. Writing, like other forms of creativity, can Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Wildwood Green Room
be both fun and therapeutic. Writing can also enrich our Sessions: 8 #11606 September 15-November 3
lives with others’ insights and wisdom. It can remind us to Resident: $65 Nonresident: $80
Resident registration begins August 23 be grateful of life itself. Take this seminar to have more fun
(and less stress) in your life again.
Nonresidents registration begins Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Gold Room
Sessions: 3 #11659 September 14-28
August 26 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35

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Photoshop Elements-101: Wildwood Fireside Series:
Adult L E I S U R E
A Primer in Post Processing
Instructor: Steve Manchook
The Mansions of Lake County
Host: Frank Krupa
Introduction to navigating the vast arrangement of tools This is the first of a series of three “leave a legacy” programs
in this powerful and very affordable Adobe software. Learn presented by a seven-member heritage partnership including
the fundamentals of image processing after image capture. the Lake County Historical Society, Lakeland Community
Must-know basics include cropping, sizing, sharpening, College Foundation, Lake Health Foundation, Lake County
color correction, layers, retouching and many others. Class Council on Aging, The News-Herald, Lake-Geauga Fund of
will include a Power-Point presentation demonstrating the the Cleveland Foundation and Radio Station WELW.
tools as they are applied to everyday photography. Step back in time with Jim Collins and special guests
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing for an extraordinary event set in the ageless charm of the
Sessions: 2 #11783 September 28-October 5 Wildwood Cultural Center. Enjoy a fresh and fascinating
Resident: $41 Nonresident: $51 look at Lake County’s incredible mansions, many of which
are still standing. The estates of Moore, Everett, Coulby,
Mentor’s Amateur Hanna, Squire and many others provide a rich perspective

New! Baby Sign Language

Instructor: Kara Roy
Photo Contest
Do you like to
of Lake County at the turn of the century. You’ll hear great
stories of famous people who left their mark in northeast
Ohio. A tour of Wildwood Cultural Center will begin at 6:45
Imagine knowing what your child wants without use of p.m. and the Mansions of Lake County program will begin
take pictures? Give
speech. End the frustration of what your baby is telling you at 7:15 p.m. Meet the presenters following the discussion.
us your best shot
by taking up sign language. This brief course will show you Wednesday, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Wildwood South Wing
and your photo may
how to get started with the Language, what to expect from Session: 1 #11800 October 20
be on the next cover
the child and learn basic baby vocabulary. The course is Resident: $8 Nonresident: $12
of the Mentor Parks
best geared for adults who are expecting or have children & Recreation Guide!
up to 18 months of age (or before they use speech). Note: We are looking for
course intended for adults-no babies need to be present. photographers of our
A $2 material fee is payable in cash to the instructor the citizens’ enjoying
first night of class. our parks, recreation
Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room classes, our facilities
Session: 1 #11607 November 10 and special events.
Resident: $8 Nonresident: $10 Photos must be recent and can be uploaded to www.

New! Saving Money

with Coupons where they will be
available for public viewing. Photos may also be emailed
to for inclusion. Photos
must be submitted by February 15, 2011. Prizes will be
Instructor: Carol Weber awarded to 1st 2nd & 3rd place winners, which will be
Free toothpaste? $5 (or less) for brand name diapers?
You can save a small fortune with these helpful couponing
determined by a panel of judges on February 28, 2011.
All submitted photographs will become property of the
Roses to Retail:
hints. This class will teach you where the good coupons
are, how to best organize them, what it means to “stack”
City of Mentor and may be used to promote the city in
publications and on the City of Mentor’s website. The City
An Evening with Local Author
coupons, how to use rebates and the internet to help you of Mentor reserves the right to decline, delete or reject any Barbara Snell Davis
save. Take this class and you will be able to coupon more artwork which is deemed inappropriate for public viewing. Monday, September 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
successfully. Couponing has changed my life, and it can Questions: email us at or Wildwood
change yours, too! call (440) 974-5735. South Wing
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Come and
Session: 1 #11655 September 21 enjoy an account
Resident: $10

Digital Photography
Nonresident: $13
Hollywood’s Winning Edge
of growing up

Davis, who so

at Wildwood Instructor: Frank Krupa aptly shares her

Instructor: Dee Hudson Unleash your power to persuade at this professional July publication,
Are you puzzled by pixels, want to learn the exciting world development event. Entertainment industry veteran Frank Roses to Retail.
of digital cameras? Then this course of study is for you! We Krupa reveals Hollywood’s “Must Know” success secrets The author tells
will start with the basics and explore digital photography to help you package or repackage yourself or career of her childhood
and digital workflow. Session 1: Review types of cameras, advancement, deliver knockout presentations, build your among the acres
features, price ranges, camera shooting modes, f-stops brand and look the part, maintain a marketable, engaging of roses which
and apertures, depth of field, file formats, and archiving. image, kick-up interview and networking skills and much enriched village.
Session 2: taking the photo from camera to computer, more! There are thousands of “feel good” motivators and In the book, she relates her role as a benefactor of Mentor,
and delve into the complexities of file formats, when to communication skills experts. None provide this unique, as she and the city literally grew up together. Roses to
use them, and novel ways of using digital photography. in-depth perspective on Hollywood’s art and science of Retail, from Ambrosia Press, is an entertaining book about
Session 3: Post processing, what you can do with the influence and persuasion. This lively, interactive program Mentor then and now. Small town, America might well
photo after you take it, using Windows Explorer, Adobe is packed with quotes and real life examples that be another name for this early twentieth century village
Photoshop and Lightroom. We will discuss white balance, inspire and relate to your personal quest for the winning known as The Rose Capital of the Nation. Pre-registration
histograms, straightening horizons, cropping, simple color edge…the advantage that makes you unstoppable and is required.
corrections, red eye reduction and depth of field issues. indispensable. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. Wildwood South Wing
Digital Camera not necessary. Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room Session: 1 #12456 September 13
Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wildwood South Wing Session: 1 #11785 October 6 FREE
Sessions: 3 #11660 October 4-18 Resident $8 Nonresident: $10
Resident: $35 Nonresident: $44
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Basketball Fundamentals Hummingbird Soccer

Youth R E C R E A T I O N John DeNoewer
This program will help players develop and refine their
Instructors: Jump Start Sports
Children ages 3-6 will have fun and learn the basics
Kiddie College skills in basic basketball fundamentals-passing, shooting
and dribbling, while getting ready for the upcoming
of passing, trapping, dribbling, spacing, shooting and
defending in the sport of soccer. Each session consists of
Kiddie College is a 9-month preschool recreation season. Coaches from the Mentor Basketball Association instruction in each aspect of the game, participation in fun
program offered by the Mentor Recreation Department. will introduce drills that will assist the beginner as well drills that are designed to teach skills, and low-key, non-
In Kiddie College, your child will focus on developing as the experienced player in increasing their skill level. In competitive simulated games, where kids are separated
social skills and early learning skills in a caring and secure addition, players will also participate in skill games and 5 by age and skill level. Coaches from Jump Start run the
environment. We explore learning through a wide range on 5’s-providing instruction to the player on organized play. program, but parents are encouraged to participate in
of teaching methods utilized in group activities, stories, Participants are asked to wear t-shirt, shorts and tennis coaching. Each child will receive a team shirt, trophy and
music, art, science experiments, and field trips. shoes and bring their own water bottle. Basketballs will be water bottle. Please select the age level appropriate for
Kiddie College is held September through May at the provided. Program is for boys and girls in grades 2-6. your child.
Community Center above the Civic Ice Arena, 8600 Monday, 6:30-8 p.m. Orchard Hollow 3-4 years old
Munson Rd. Kiddie College follows the Mentor Public Elementary Gym Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Civic Center Amphitheater
School calendar. Sessions: 6 #12259 September 13-October 18 Sessions: 6 #12320 September 13-October 18
The 3 year old class meets Tuesday & Thursday, 9 Resident: $34 Nonresident: $44 Resident: $64 Nonresident: $80
a.m.-12 p.m. The 4 and 5 year old class meets Monday, 5-6 years old
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
There are a limited number of openings for the 2010- Horseback Riding for Youth Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sessions: 6
Civic Center Amphitheater
#12321 September 13-October 18
2011 school year with classes beginning the week of Instructor: Maypine Farm Staff Resident: $64 Nonresident: $80
September 13. Call the Mentor Recreation Department at In this beginner course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of
(440) 974-5720 for more information. the walk and the trot with Maypine Farm’s award winning
program. You’ll learn side-by-side with other people who
Tom Nagy
have the same passion for horses and riding. Each lesson
It’s A Day Off Fun Day incorporates several teaching modalities. The majority
Zorro won’t hold a candle to you after you learn the
fundamentals of modern foil fencing in this new class.
Instructor: Recreation Dept Staff of the lessons are mounted, but, one or two lessons per Instruction includes stretching, footwork, lunges, attack,
So school is closed for NEOEA Day and you’re looking session will be ground lessons covering care, feeding, parry-riposte, strategy, tactics and bouting. Fun and safety
for something fun to do. Spend the day with Mentor showing and the endless other details necessary for good are emphasized while developing hand-eye coordination,
Recreation for a Day Off Fun Day! We’ll meet at Garfield horsemanship. This class is for participants 6-15 years agility, dexterity and stamina as well as social skills and
Park and play some games to wake up and then head off old. See page 5 for information on adult course. Maypine manners. All equipment is provided, so come out and try
for a day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. We’ll see all the Farm is located at 32700 White Road in Willoughby something new. *No class November 25
animals and visit the rainforest. Bring your lunch! Pick up Hills. Thursday, 5-6:15 p.m. Mentor Beach South Room
is at Garfield Park at the end of the day. This program is Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sessions: 6 #12291 September 23-October 28
for kids in grades 1-6. #12314 October 4- November 22 #12292 November 4-December 16*
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Garfield Park Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Resident: $64 Nonresident: $80
Session: 1 #12609 October 15 #12315 October 6-November 24
Resident: $35 Nonresident: $45 Thursday, 7-8 p.m.

T-Bird T-Ball #12317 October 7-December 2 Creative Dance

Saturday, 9-10 a.m. A fun and lively introduction to dance incorporating basic
Instructors: Jump Start Sports #12318 October 9-November 27 ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques and terms to
A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for Sunday, 11-12 #12319 October 10-November 28 combine skill development and encourage self-expression.
3 and 4 year old boys and girls. Players learn the basics of Sessions: 6 Maypine Farm Students will learn basic locomotor movements and basic
throwing, catching, fielding, batting and base running, and Resident: $210 Nonresident: $225 dance positions. Wear a leotard or loose clothing, dance
then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive slippers or bare feet.
games. *No class September 18.
Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Civic Center Ballfield #6 Punt, Pass & Kick Although parents and siblings need not stay to observe,
each parent is encouraged to view one or two classes as a
Session: 7 #12330 September 11-October 23* Saturday, September 18, 12-1:30 p.m. parent helper.
Resident: $64 Nonresident: $80 Civic Center Ballfields Monday Garfield Park Ballroom
Come and participate in this FREE competition open Age 4 & 5 #12265 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Rookie League Baseball to boys and girls age 6-15. Boys and girls compete
separately in an attempt to punt, pass and kick with
Ages 6-8
Sessions: 8
#12266 5:30-6:15 p.m.
September 13-November 1
Instructors: Jump Start Sports distance and accuracy. Local winners advance to sectional Resident: $36 Nonresident: $45
A fun introduction to coach pitch baseball for 5 and 6 competition with the possibility of advancing to the team
year old boys and girls. Players will receive instruction in all championships hosted at Cleveland Browns Stadium. No Sports Corner
basics of the sport and will apply what they have learned football shoes, cleats, or turf shoes are allowed. No bare This is a community information list only. Athletic
in mini-games. We will not keep score, but hits and outs feet. Registration takes place the day of the event. Call leagues listed here begin registration during the fall or early
will be recorded as they are in older coach pitch programs. (440) 974-5720 for information. winter months and are Mentor based organizations that
Players who are not able to hit a pitched ball will be able serve Mentor residents, youth and adult. The City does not
to use a tee while learning. *No class September 18 run these organizations. Please use the contact numbers
Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Civic Center Ballfield #6 below to receive additional information about the league or
Session: 7 #12331 September 11-October 23* sport. Information on all Mentor sports leagues is available
Resident: $64 Nonresident: $80 at
Basketball: Mentor Youth Basketball
Boys & Girls grades 3-6
Find us on Facebook John DeNoewer (440) 479-9609
Mentor Parks & Registration: September-October
Recreation Wrestling: Mentor Youth Wrestling Club
Ages 5-12
Follow us on Twitter Bob Vilsack (440) 352-4004 •
Mentor Rec
Registration: October
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Youth R E C R E A T I O N
Children 3 ½-5 years
Just like Me & My Buddy but developed especially for
Gymnastics 3 ½-5 year old children. Your child will learn all-around
coordination program combines the imagination of creative
Taft Elementary is located at 1580 E. 332nd weekly themes with age-appropriate equipment that will
Street, Eastlake. *No class enhance coordination, balance and body movement and
control. Social and emotional growth, direction following,
Babynastics preschool and kindergarten concepts, good sportsmanship
Children age 10-20 months and fair play are also developed. Tumbling, balance beam,
Just for babies who are a little more mobile and have vaulting and bar skills are enhanced with preschool
more cruising time under their belt, Babynastics is a child- tumbling aids. Activities also include ball work, parachute,
initiated, parent and child exploration program designed to hoola hoops and more. A $5 insurance fee is payable at
help develop your baby’s body awareness, vocabulary and the first class.
attention span while having FUN using equipment such Tuesday, 10:15-11:05 p.m. Taft Elementary
as our ball pit, ladders and wedges. A $5 insurance fee is #12363 September 14-November 2
payable at the first class. #12367 November 9-January 18
Monday, 10-10:50 a.m. Taft Elementary Friday, 12-12:45 p.m. Garfield Ballroom Gymnastics
#12253 September 13-November 1 #12365 September 17– November 5 Progression and individual attention is the key to a
#12255 November 8-January 17 #12369 November 12-January 21 successful learning experience in developing tumbling,
Wednesday, 11-11:50 a.m. Taft Elementary Saturday, 11:30-12:15 p.m.Taft Elementary balance and gymnastic apparatus skills. Children are
#12256 September 15-November 3 #12364 September 18-November 6 grouped according to skill ability and agility. Skill testing
#12610 November 10-January 19 #12368 November 13-January 22 is done the first week of class. Your child’s class time may
Sessions: 8 Sessions: 8 be changed to best suit their needs in skill advancement.
Resident: $89 Nonresident: $112 Residents: $92 Nonresidents: $114 A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class.
Level 1 & 2 (grades K & 1)
Tumble Tots Prepnastics Monday 4-5:10 p.m. Taft Elementary
Children 20-30 months Children 4-5 years #12299 September 13-November 1
FUN is the key to learning! Your toddler will develop Your little prep will “bring home the gold” of self- #12304 November 8-January 17
body awareness, vocabulary and coordination through confidence through this progressive, age-appropriate Level 1 & 2 (grades K-3)
active play on age appropriate equipment including our gymnastic class. Curriculum provides successful Monday 5:20-6:30 p.m. Taft Elementary
ball pit, trapeze, octagons and wedges, preschool bars, experiences in a self-competitive atmosphere. Children #12611 September 13-November 1
cargo net, balance beam and more. Challenge your child develop coordination, poise, body movement and control #12305 November 8-January 17
while rolling like a meatball, cartwheeling like a starfish, Saturday 1:25-2:35 p.m. Taft Elementary
during “teachable moments” in this child-initiated class. A
frosting cookies on the balance beam and climbing like a #12301 September 18-November 6
$5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. monkey on the bars. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the
Monday, 11-11:50 a.m. Taft Elementary #12306 November 13-January 22
first class.
#12414 September 13-November 1 Tuesday 1:30-2:15 p.m. Taft Elementary
#12417 November 8-January 17 Level 2 & 3 (grades 1+)
#12371 September 14-November 2 Saturday 2:45-3:55 p.m. Taft Elementary
Wednesday, 10-10:50 a.m. Taft Elementary #12375 November 9-January 18
#12415 September 15-November 3 #12303 September 19-November 6
Friday, 1-1:45 p.m. Garfield Ballroom #12621 November 13-January 22
#12418 November 10-January 19 #12373 September 17-November 5
Friday, 10-10:50 a.m. Taft Elementary Level 1-3 for Homeschoolers
#12377 November 12-January 21 Friday, 2-3 p.m. Garfield Ballroom
#12416 September 17-November 5 Saturday 12:30-1:15 p.m.Taft Elementary
#12419 November 12-January 21 #12307 September 14- ovember 2
#12372 September 18-November 6 #12612 November -January 18
Sessions: 8 #12376 November 13-January 22
Resident: $89 Nonresident: $112 Sessions: 8
Sessions: 8 Resident: $94 Nonresident: $117
Residents: $92 Nonresidents: $114
Me & My Buddy
2 ½-3 ½ years
Does your child need to develop rhythm and motor skills,
Karate For Kids Little Warriors
Masters Denise and Eb Molesch Master Instructors Denise & Eb Molesch
muscle coordination and eye-hand/eye-foot coordination? Educators often recommend martial arts for it’s structure
Does he or she get excited about playing “Princess”, “Bob Specially designed program for young children ages
in helping children learn discipline, confidence and self 5-6 to work on balance, agility, coordination, focus and
the Builder”, “Dora”, going to the circus? The progressive
curriculum of this all around parent & child class combines esteem to grow up as healthy adults. By participating in confidence while having fun learning karate with the
the imagination of creative weekly themes with age- this class, you’ll gain increased coordination, freedom Master teachers.
appropriate equipment that will enhance coordination, of movement and exciting self-defense techniques, plus Little Warriors is offered year-round, so children have
balance and body movement and control. Social and you’ll learn about the history, culture and knowledge parts the opportunity to achieve higher levels before advancing
emotional growth, direction following, preschool and of the martial arts. to Karate for Kids.
kindergarten concepts, good sportsmanship and fair play This class for ages 7 and older is offered year-round Each class offers 15 minutes of serious, age appropriate
are also developed. Tumbling, balance beam, vaulting in 6 week sessions and is taught by Karate Masters with activities followed by 15 minutes of fun activities. Karate
and bar skills are enhanced with preschool tumbling aids. over 60 years of combined experience. Parents are invited has been shown to increase self confidence and self
Activities also include ball work, parachute, hoola hoops to participate in the fun and educational activities of our esteem in children while reinforcing positive traits such as
and more. A $5 insurance fee is payable at the first class. highly successful karate program by enrolling in the same courtesy, respect, and discipline.
Friday, 11-11:45 p.m. Garfield Ballroom class as your youngster! Sign up now for both fall sessions. Monday, 5:30-6 p.m. Mentor Beach Park
#12348 September 17-November 5 Beginner and Gold-Jr. Black Belts Continuing classes #12344 September 20-October 25
#12350 November 12-January 21 offered. Sessions: 6 #12345 November 8-December 13
Saturday 10:35-11:20 a.m. Taft Elementary Beginners Resident: $34 Nonresident: $43
#12349 September 18-November 6 Monday, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mentor Beach Park
#12351 November 13-January 22 #12335 September 20-October 25
Sessions: 8 Sessions: 6 #12336 November 8-December 13
Residents: $92 Nonresidents: $114 Resident: $38 Nonresident: $48

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Preschool Wonder Time Science Discovery-Chemistry

Youth R E C R E A T I O N
at Wildwood
Instructor: Debbie Heath
Instructor: Eb Molesch, Scientist
Discover the exciting world of science with fun, hands-
on experiments and projects. Instructor Eb Molesch has
Snow Fun 2011 Wonder Time at Wildwood is designed to encourage
young children to explore and learn through “hands on”
more than four decades of analytical science experience
Alpine Valley Ski Resort and will guide you through some really cool experiments in
Thursday, January 6-February 10 activities. A new and exciting theme awaits your child light (optics) such as rainbows and mixtures of color, you’ll
Snow Fun 2011 is a downhill ski & snowboarding each week and will include reading a story, making a learn what happens when matter changes, and you’ll have
program for students in grades 3, 4 & 5 that provides a lift craft, learning an activity, playing a fun game, and having fun with color separation. Through hands-on experience,
a snack. Wonder Time is for children ages 3 to 5 who are you’ll discover the magnificent properties of gases using
ticket, 5 one-hour group lessons and bus transportation to
ready for an adventure on their own. It is an enrichment balloons, soda pop, & changes in temperature, and
and from Alpine Valley for 6 weeks, weather permitting. explore the world of tiny objects with microscopes. Each
After the 6th week, students may continue to ski on experience for children who already attend preschool or
an excellent first step for those who haven’t been in school student is going to get safety glasses and a workbook with
Thursdays with their own transportation. instructions on how to record the experiments, and then
This program is chaperoned by Recreation Department yet. All supplies and equipment are included with your
registration. reach some conclusions about each module. Get ready for
staff and volunteers. We work closely with Alpine Valley discovery! Class is for ages 8-12.
to provide a smooth transition for new skiiers and a quick Debbie Heath has an Associates of Arts Degree in Early
Childhood Education. She has taught preschool for almost Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Mentor Beach Park
glide to the hill for more experienced skiiers. Please contact Sessions: 6 #12613 September 22-October 27
the Recreation Department with questions. twenty years in the Mentor area. She is excited to be able
to offer a program at Wildwood that helps foster children’s Resident: $65 Nonresident: $79
Weekly Schedule
3 p.m. bus pick up at Orchard Hollow Elementary sense of wonder.
Tues & Thurs, 10-11:30 a.m. Wildwood Craft Room
Young Rembrandts
3:10 p.m.
3:20 p.m.
bus pick up at Fairfax Elementary
bus pick up at Hopkins Elementary Sessions: 8 #11604 September 14-October 7 Drawing Classes
3:30 p.m. bus pick up at Brentmoor Elementary Resident: $67 Nonresident: $84 Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff
4:30-5:30 p.m. Group ski lessons Tues & Thurs, 10-11:30 a.m. Wildwood Craft Room Let’s get ready to draw amazing things together! Young
5:30-7:45 p.m. Open skiing Sessions: 8 #11605 October 12-November 9* Rembrandts’ innovative, step-by-step drawing method
8:15 p.m. Pick up at Mentor Municipal Center Resident: $67 Nonresident: $84 can teach any child how to draw-regardless of artistic
*No Class Tuesday, November 2 ability, giving them skills to express their creativity that
SPECIAL BONUS: As a special bonus, everyone who will last a lifetime. Their philosophy is to give children a
registers with the City of Mentor for the SnowFun 2011
program before October 17 will receive four bonus lift Camp Wildwood: Mini-Camps very positive, nurturing environment, as they are taught
fundamental drawing techniques. You will see increased
tickets good any day including holidays. #12411 Instructor: Debbie Heath ability, self-confidence and self-esteem in your child. All
$199 with your own equipment What do you get when you combine nature, fun games, materials provided. All new lessons, each session! Classes
$225 includes rental skis or snowboard and great friends? Camp Wildwood, of course! At Camp are for ages 6-12.
Wildwood, your child, age 5-10, will learn, grow and have
Funtime with Miss Debbie fun in a diverse, exciting and enjoyable day camp setting. Elementary Drawing Classes
Campers will take part in new and imaginative experiences Young Rembrandts provides all materials and brand
Instructor: Debbie Heath in arts and crafts and games. Each camp session will have new subject matter every week, ranging from animals,
Bring your 3-5 year old to Wildwood Cultural Center to have different themes and activities so there is always a new landscapes, still life, even art history. Their philosophy is
Funtime with Miss Debbie. This is a great introduction for experience waiting for your child. Each child needs to to give children a very positive, nurturing environment, as
your child to a preschool setting. Instructor Debbie Heath bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Fee they are taught fundamental drawing techniques.
has degree in Early Childhood Education and has taught includes all materials and a camp T-shirt. Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wildwood Green Room
preschool for almost 20 years in the Mentor area. Fee Where the Camp Wildwood Things Are Sessions: 6 #11586 September 13-October 18
includes all supplies. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wildwood Green Room
Session: 1 #11835 October 15 Sessions: 6 #11786 October 25-November 29
Pumpkin Pals Resident: $16 Nonresident: $20 Resident: $67 Nonresident: $84
Let your 3-5 year old celebrate October by listening
to stories, singing songs, and making fall harvest and Fantastic Fall Fun at Camp Wildwood
Cartoon Drawing Classes
Halloween crafts. Learning to draw can be lots of fun! Especially if we’re
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room
Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Wildwood Craft Room creating silly characters, funny expressions, and drawing
Session: 1 #11836 November 2 sequences that tell jokes! This delightful program uses
Sessions: 1 #11832 October 13 Resident: $16 Nonresident: $20
Resident: $7 Nonresident: $9 light-hearted subject matters that engage children, their
sense of humor and their vivid imaginations. Giggles
Winter Wonderland at Camp Wildwood Guaranteed.
Turkey Time Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wildwood Green Room
Thanksgiving, Turkey and lots of fun. Let’s celebrate Wildwood Craft Room Sessions: 6 #11587 September 14-October 19
Thanksgiving by listening to tales about Tommy the Turkey, Session: 4 #11837 December 20-23 Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wildwood Green Room
singing songs and making Thanksgiving crafts. Resident: $67 Nonresident: $83 Sessions: 6 #11787 October 26-November 30
Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Wildwood Craft Room Resident: $67 Nonresident: $84
Sessions: 1 #11833 November 10
Resident: $7 Nonresident: $9 Countdown to the New Year at Camp Wildwood
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wildwood Craft Room Babysitter Training
Jolly Gingerbread Man Session: 4 #11838 December 27-30* Instructor: American Red Cross
Run, run, as fast as you can to Wildwood so you can hear Resident: $67 Nonresident: $83 Designed for 11 to 15 year olds, the Babysitter’s Training
this classic story with us. We will sing gingerbread man *No Camp on December 31 Course can help you prepare for your babysitting career.
songs, learn finger plays and decorate our own Gingerbread You’ll learn how to: Interview for a babysitting job; Choose
man. safe and age-appropriate toys and games; Perform first
Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Wildwood Craft Room aid; Learn diapering and feeding techniques to class;
Sessions: 1 #11834 December 8
Registration information Handle bedtime issues; Learn tips to ensure you have a
Resident: $7 Nonresident: $9 is on page 31. safe babysitting experience, and much more! Please bring
Please join us for a class, a bagged lunch and drink.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wildwood South Wing
special event or program! Session: 1 #11782 November 2
Resident/Non-Resident: $55
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Youth R E C R E A T I O N New! Awesome Ornaments

Instructor: Debbie Heath
Great Pumpkin Hunt
Friday, October 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
Youth Piano I Let your 5-10 year old make holiday decorations and Wildwood Cultural Center
We’re searching for The Great Pumpkin at Wildwood
Instructor: David Debick ornaments with a variety of craft materials. We’ll use
These small group classes provide an introduction glitter, glue, model magic, paint, etc. to make fun holiday Cultural Center and we hope you will help us find it!
to the keyboard as well as the basics of piano-playing: projects that can be kept or given as gifts. Although paint We will be making a fall craft, listening to a story, and
notes, rhythm, clefs, musical terms and fundamental smocks are provided, wearing old clothes is still suggested. snacking on punch & cookies. Then, we’ll go outside in
piano & keyboard technique. This class provides an Fee includes all supplies. search of The Great Pumpkin and all the treats it leaves
excellent foundation for further study in music, whether Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room behind! Each child will need to bring a working flashlight
on piano or another instrument. Early music training can Session: 1 #11840 December 14 for the pumpkin search. The program is for kids age
benefit your child in many other areas besides music -- Resident: $7 Nonresident: $9 3-10 and a parent. Due to space limitations, only one
self-discipline, perseverance, self-esteem, listening skills, adult per child may attend. Please register early to avoid
and “multi-tasking.” Not to worry: The classes are also
designed to be a fun experience for the students. These
sessions are for youth age 7-17 years old. Students will
need to have access to a piano or keyboard in between
New! Magic, Mummies
& Ancient Tombs
disappointment. Remember to dress for the weather!
This event is sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood
Cultural Center and Community Arts Commission.
Resident: $10/child#11551 Nonresident: $13/child
classes to practice. A minimal book fee for each class is
payable to the instructor the first night of class (in cash). Instructor: Archaeology Learning Group
Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wildwood Front Room Get the Halloween fun started in this Archaeology
Sessions: 6 #11566 September 13-October 18 Adventure! Your 6-12 year old will be amaze with Halloween Santa’s Holiday Happening
Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 Traditions and Folklore. Activities include: Wrap a Mummy, HO! HO! HO! This is the place to come and have some
Design a Funerary Mask, Decipher a Pharaoh’s Curse and good holiday fun! Enjoy a morning full of games, crafts,
Create a Monster from the Underworld. A $5 material fee is stories, and a little bit of time with Santa. This program
Youth Piano II payable in cash to the instructor the day of class. is for children age 3-5 and a parent. Each child will
Instructor: David Debick Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room go home with several craft projects and a free pass
In a small group setting, students will continue learning Session: 1 #12246 October 15 to go ice skating at the 1:30 p.m. open skate on that
about note-reading on treble and bass clefs, playing Resident: $22 Nonresident: $27 day. Don’t forget your camera. Parent participation is
simple songs, scales and finger exercises, counting more required. Number of participants is limited and pre-
complex rhythms, and exploring the basics of articulation,
dynamics and phrasing. Participants will use the Faber
Lesson Book-Primer Level and hand-outs from Youth Piano
I. **Prerequisite: Completion of Youth Piano I or instructor
New! Archaeologist Training:
Learning From Artifacts
registration is required, so register early!
Saturday, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Community Room
Session: 1
Resident: $12
#12379 December 4
Nonresident: $15
permission. Instructor: Archaeology Learning Group
Monday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Sessions: 6
Wildwood Front Room
#11567 September 13-October 18
Campers will learn about how archaeologists find out
about the past. Kids ages 8-12 will learn how artifacts are
Only 14 Days Till Christmas!
Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 Instructor: Maggie Kuyasa
classified and what they can tell us. Topics covered are Still have shopping to do and don’t know what to
Ohio’s Pre-History, how to use compasses and Underwater do with the kids? Register them for this fun night of
Fun with the Guitar Archaeology, where each student will build and take-home
a ship. All materials included.
merriment where we’ll make YOU a gift, have some
Instructor: Bob Pattison pizza and watch a movie. Program is for kids ages 5-
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to pick Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wildwood Blue Room 10.
up a guitar, strum a few notes and actually make music? Sessions: 4 #12247 December 20-23 Friday, 6-9 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center
Even if you don’t know how to read music, this class will Resident: $105 Nonresident: $131 Session: 1 #12614 December 10
give you the basics. You’ll focus on learning how to play the Resident: $20 Nonresident: $24
guitar for fun without reading music. The choice of music Teens In Action:
will be selected by the instructor and participants. You
will learn the guitar components, correct finger positions, Volunteers Needed It Was the Week Before
Blues scale, standard rock-n-roll progressions, chord
melody techniques & strumming techniques. Students
Is your group looking for a great project to help those in
need? Are you a high school student looking for community
should bring their own guitars and amps. service hours? The City of Mentor is looking for Mentor Instructor: Maggie Kuyasa
Monday Wildwood Gold Room area teens and teen groups that are willing to offer yard Come have hot chocolate and cookies with Santa and
Ages 9-12 #11564 6:30-7:30 p.m. clean-up and leaf raking assistance to low-income Mentor then finish this relaxing evening with Santa reading a
Ages 13-17 #11565 7:30-8:30 p.m. senior citizens with. classic Christmas story to us. This program is for ages
Sessions: 8 September 13- November 1 On a date and time convenient to your group, teens 3-8 and a parent. Psst-bring your camera!
Resident: $30 Nonresident: $37 are asked to perform jobs include raking leaves and small Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center
outdoor yard maintenance projects. The targeted dates for Session: 1 #12615 December 15
clean-up will be November 13-20, weather permitting. Resident: $10 Nonresident: $12
Work generally takes place between 9:30 a.m. through

New! Holiday Card Hoopla

Instructor: Debbie Heath
1 p.m. A certificate of recognition is provided to all
volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please call
the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720.
Cookies for Santa
Instructor: Maggie Kuyasa
Let your 5-10 year old make holiday cards with a variety Still haven’t made cookies for Santa? It’s not too late!
We will frost sugar cookies and make a plate that
of craft materials. We’ll use glitter, glue, rubber stamps,
inks, ribbons, etc. to make fun holiday cards. Although Mentor Teen Center will be sure to get a HO HO HO from Santa! We will
paint smocks are provided, wearing old clothes is still 9096 Lake Overlook even make some reindeer food for Rudolph and his
suggested. Fee includes all supplies. The Mentor Teen Center is open to Mentor teens in friends! This program is for kids ages 5-10.
Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wildwood Craft Room grades 7-12. The supervised center is open Monday and Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center
Session: 1 #11839 December 7 Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. during the school Session: 1 #12616 December 14
Resident: $7 Nonresident: $9 year. Music, games including foosball, billiards, ping-pong, Resident: $10 Nonresident: $12
and special events are planned throughout the year. Drop
by for a visit!

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Mentor O U T D O O R S
2010 Dockage Rates
per foot by wall length
Res. Sr Res. Non-Res.
Rack Dockage
Year Round or Seasonal Storage for boats
up to 28 feet in length
Mentor Lagoons Summer Dockage
Electric & water $37/ft $36/ft $38/ft
The Mentor Lagoons Marina has yearly and summer -only
rack storage available inside the storage building. Boaters

Nature Preserve
Electric $35/ft $34/ft $36/ft can store their boat all winter and receive unlimited daily
Water $33/ft $32/ft $34/ft launches throughout the summer season, while their boat
enjoys the security and the maintenance advantage of an
& Marina Floating Docks
Up to 24 ft 11 inches $600 $575 $645
indoor location. Rack storage customers will also enjoy a
picnic area with water, electric, picnic tables and related
25 ft to 29 ft 11 inches $760 $725 $815 facilities adjacent to the storage building. Discounts are
Over 30 ft $960 $915 $1,030 available for Mentor residents. Call the Marina at (440)
205-3625 for more information.
Channel Dredge ** $13 OAL $13 OAL $13 OAL
Fee applicable to wet slips & rack storage boats Rack In-Service and Out-Service Dates
All rack-stored boats must be in building by Oct 1 for
Inside Winter Storage $3/sq ft $3/sq ft $3/sq ft winter storage. No boats will be racked after Oct 1.
Package–Paid by Jun 1 $2.50sq ft$2.50sq ft $2.50sq ft

8365 Harbor Drive Outside Winter Storage $14/ft

Package–Paid by Jun 1 $12/ft
Launching Your Boat At The Mentor Lagoons
The boat ramp at the Mentor Lagoons Marina is open
April 1-November 15, weather permitting. The ramp opens
Hoisting (each way) $5/ft $4.50/ft $5/ft one hour before sunrise and closes one hour after sunset.
Package–Paid by Jun 1 $4/ft $4/ft $4/ft Daily launch permits may be purchased at the Marina
Office during business hours and are non-transferable and
The Mentor Lagoons Marina features a safe harbor with Pressure Cleaning $2/ft $1.90/ft $2/ft non-refundable. New this year, purchase a season launch
quick, direct access to Lake Erie. The tranquil waters Package–Paid by Jun 1 $1.50/ft $1.50/ft $1.50/ft pass and receive unlimited launches during the season.
of the lagoons provide protected dockage for your boat.
Daily Launch Permit $10
Each dock has its own green space for picnicking and Blocking/Cradling $3/ft $2.50/ft $3/ft Ramp Coupon Book $50 for 7 launches
relaxation. The Marina offers discounted rates for dockage Winter Jet Ski Storage $150 $150 $160 Season Pass $125 ($100 Mentor Sr. Res.)
to Mentor residents. Residents can begin reserving dock Dock Deposit $400/season nonrefundable
space November 15. Call the Marina for details. Seasonal Trailer Storage $100 $95 $100
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Canoe / Kayak Storage $100 $95 $100

Family Paddle at the Lagoons Smooth Sailing for Beginners Ohio Boating Education Course
Led by Jim Zofchak, Boating Instructor Instructor: Jim Zofchak Instructor: Jim Zofchak
Pack up the kids and join us for an afternoon of exploring If sailing is something you have always wanted to try, Taking an Ohio Boating Education Course (OBEC) will
the Mentor Lagoons via the water. We provide everything this 3-hour class is for you. You will learn sailing basics allow you to comply with the Ohio Boater Education
you need including life jackets, paddles and either a in small, one-two person Sunfish sailboats, mastering the laws and will also satisfy other states’ boater education
canoe, single or double kayak. We will explore the Lagoons components of a boat, how to handle the wind, proper requirements. Topics covered are trailering, docking,
Water Trail, visit the “Bridge to Nowhere,” and see lots of boating etiquette, how to set up a boat and sailing a navigation rules, operating a personal watercraft, personal
interesting parts of the lagoons eco-system. Bring a hat, small craft. You will get wet, so bring a change of dry flotation devices, and handling boating emergencies. All
sunscreen, dry clothes, a towel, and a water bottle for all clothes, sunscreen, a hat, non-skid shoes, and a water persons born after January 1, 1982 must have a certificate
family members. Kids under the age of 11 must be with bottle. Minimum age is 12. Participants must be able to operate watercraft over 10 horsepower. In addition,
an adult in the kayak/canoe. Meet at the Marina Storage to swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 minutes. Meet at this course may make you eligible for a discount on your
building to the left of the Marina office 15 minutes prior to the Marina Storage building to the left of the Marina office boat or PWC insurance! Participants must attend 8 hours
the start of class to be fitted with a lifejacket. 15 minutes prior to the start of class to be fitted with a to be eligible to take the test. Class is held in the 2nd floor
Sunday, 1-3 p.m. #10806 Mentor Lagoons lifejacket. Conference Room of the Mentor Municipal Center, 8500
Session: 1 September 12 Saturday, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Civic Center Blvd.
Resident: $13 /boat Nonresident: $17/boat #10365 Mentor Lagoons Monday & Tuesday, 6-10 p.m. Municipal Center
Session: 1 September 4 Sessions: 2 #9683 September 13 & 14
Kayaking for Beginners Resident: $19 Nonresident: $24 #9684
October 18 & 19
November 15 & 16
Instructor: Jim Zofchak
Learn how to navigate the water on a simple kayak. Coastweeks Beach Clean-up Resident: $13 Nonresident: $16
It’s easy, fun, and this basic class will help you learn to Led by Bonnie Rice, City of Mentor
navigate a single or double kayak safely and easily. This Our group cleanup of the Lagoons beach is a great way
course includes instruction on basic paddling skills, for groups to acquire service hours and a great way for
efficient rescue techniques, and a couple of hours of sun, individuals to help out our environment! We will supply
water, and fun! You will get wet, so bring a change of dry garbage bags, some gloves and light refreshments. Please
clothes, sunscreen, a hat or visor, and a water bottle. All bring your own gloves if you have them and a water bottle.
equipment provided. Minimum age is 11. Participants Comfortable closed-toe shoes are recommended (no
must be able to swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 sandals). Meet at the Lagoons Marina office (8365 Harbor
minutes. Meet at the Marina Storage building to the left Dr.) Registration is requested; call the City of Mentor’s
of the Marina office 15 minutes prior to the start of class Public Works division at (440) 974-5780 before 4 p.m.
be fitted with a lifejacket. September 16 to register.
Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, 8:30-11 a.m.
#10365 Mentor Lagoons Mentor Lagoons
Session: 1 September 11 Session: 1 September 18
Resident: $13 Nonresident: $17 FREE!

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Golf Black Brook Golf Course Receives Prestigious Award

The City of Mentor’s Black Brook Golf Course and Driving Range has
been selected as a recipient of the 2010 PGA Family Course grant by the
National Recreation and Park Association and The PGA of America. The
course also earned the designation as a PGA Family Course by the same
As one of 60 Park and Recreation agencies selected and the only course
Black Brook Golf Course and Driving Range is open in Ohio, Black Brook Golf Course will serve to build and sustain programs
year round. Call the course at (440) 951-0010 for more designed to help young people learn the game of golf and transition young
information. players from the driving range to the golf course.
Black Brook Golf Course will receive equipment for 9-hole play that
Tee Times will help create a beginner-friendly short course within the
Scheduled tee times can be booked one week in
advance. Permanent weekend times can be booked upon
request and are subject to availability. Groups of 20 or
existing course layout, with transitional steps incorporated
to accommodate improvements in player ability. The grant Join us for the biggest golf
more may reserve times well in advance of intended play
includes tee plates; cart path plates; program guidelines
produced by U.S. Kids Golf, recommended course set-up,
event this winter!
date and are encouraged to book as early as possible.
yardages, and tee locations plus award certificates and
player development programs-all geared toward youth and
Lake County Chili Open
Black Brook Golf Course Improvements Saturday, January 22
families. Black Brook Golf Course
The golf course has added another set of tees dedicated Look for more information in the spring!
to senior golfers. This new set of silver tees will measure Golfers-mark your calendars! Here’s your chance
5,838 yards compared to the white tees which measure to play in the biggest golf event this winter.
Golf School The Lake County Chili Open is Saturday, January 22
6,073 yards. The course will now have five sets of tees Black Brook Golf Course
which include Red at 5,015 yards, Silver at 5,838 yards, at Black Brook Golf Course with tee times beginning
You’ll be swinging right through the fall when you complete at 9 a.m.
White at 6,073 yards, and Blue at 6,320 yards. We will Golf School! You’ll receive five one-hour classes appropriate
still put out the yellow tees for juniors and beginners with You’ll play nine snowy, fun holes of golf followed by a
for beginner and intermediate golfers. Instruction includes warm bowl of chili in the newly renovated Black Brook
par fours measuring around 220 yards and par threes basic fundamentals of golf including grip, stance, swing,
measuring around 100 yards. Golf Course clubhouse. Golfers will be challenged to
chipping, pitching, putting, sand shots, and etiquette. drive shots across frozen tundra and putt balls laden

Fall Special
There is a maximum of 8 students per class, so register with ice. You’ll hit orange golf balls to snow-covered
early. Balls and clubs are included in the price of the greens on the 9 hole course of 65-100 yard holes.
class, although students are encouraged to bring their Last year more than 200 golfers participated in this
own clubs. event, so you’ll want to register early! The cost to
Monday through Thursday enter the Chili Open is $18 which includes golf fees,
Resident Nonresident JUNIORS-Age 8-14 chili, prizes and more.
18 holes w/cart $26.50 $27.50 Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Sept 4-Oct 2 The Chili Open is sponsored by the City of Mentor and
18 holes w/cart- Sessions: 5 #12635 Black Brook GC United Way of Lake County. For more information on
Senior $22.50 $23.30 Resident: $71 Nonresident: $85 this event or to register, call the Mentor Recreation
Department at (440) 974-5720. Sponsorship
WINTER RATES BEGIN OCTOBER 1. ADULTS opportunities are available by calling United Way of
Tuesday, 6-7 p.m August 24-Sept 21
Visit Sessions: 5 #9402 Black Brook GC
Lake County at (440) 352-3166.
for winter rates. Resident: $71 Nonresident: $85

Sunday Nature Walks Wetlands Exploration • September 19 Fall Birding in the Marsh • October 10
Mentor Marsh is an interpretive nature preserve of the Join us in some scooping to discover life in our wetlands Bring your sense of wonder and join us in spotting fall
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) and the State this time of year. Dip for aquatic insects and learn how migrants in restored areas in Mentor Marsh. Bring your
of Ohio (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. they can predict water quality. We’ll be at the water’s own field guides/binoculars or we’ll have some to lend.
The City of Mentor offers programs in conjunction with the edge, but wear clothing and footwear appropriate for Beginning birders welcome!
Mentor Marsh Nature Center. Trails are open daily, year- muddy conditions. The Beauty & Importance of Pollinators Oct. 17
round from dawn to dusk. The Nature Center is open to Come join CMNH Field Naturalist Judy Semroc for
the public Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., April Marsh Marauding! • Sat, September 25, 8-11 a.m. a colorful program on the importance and beauty of
through October. Visit and search Mentor In this special stewardship program, you can help us
pollinators. Close-up views will show why a variety of
Marsh for more information. Contact the Nature Center prowl the Marsh in search of litter and trash as part
flowers are required by the various pollinators, including
at: (440) 257-0777 or email to of Ohio Coastweeks Clean-up. Bring your own gloves
butterflies, birds, native bees, beetles and flies. Ideas for
register. and wear suitable clothes and footwear for off trail and
attracting them to your garden will be shown and plant
The following family nature programs are on Sundays possibly muddy conditions. Bags and snacks provided.
lists will be discussed.
at 2p.m. These programs are FREE and all are welcome. Pre-registration required, please call (440) 257-0777.
Bring field guides and binoculars to each event. Please
reserve your spot by calling 440-257-0777 or emailing
Lagoons Discovery Hike • September 26 Naturalist’s Choice • October 24
Meet us at the Mentor Lagoons City Nature Preserve Come join our naturalist on a hike and learn what’s going
trailhead (8365 Harbor Dr.) for a walk at the western edge on seasonally around the Marsh.
Catch the Monarch Madness! • September 5 of the Marsh.
Let’s learn about these colorful butterflies, their interesting
Buckeye Trail Work Day • October 3 Happy Halloween! • October 31
life cycle and migration how we can help them in their Let’s get out and turn over rocks and logs in the upland
Enjoy the beauty of the upland woods along the Buckeye
journey. We’ll learn about Monarch Watch and their forest around the Marsh and see what kind of underworld
Trail as we work on fixing problem areas along our part of
tagging program and hope to tag some on our walk. life haunts these subterranean homes. Beware! Slithery
the Trail. Tools provided; wear sturdy footwear and bring
creatures and ones with more than 4 legs are anticipated.
Naturalist’s Choice • September 12 gloves. Co-sponsored by the Buckeye Trail Association.
Bring your sense of adventure!
Come join our naturalist on a hike and learn what’s going Registration required.
on seasonally around the Marsh.

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Mentor S E N I O R C E N T E R

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 Friday 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.

One Day Trips

Trip Refund Policy
Please choose your trips carefully. Once you have Vintage Wine Tour of the Lake Erie Wine Trail Historic, Ethnic and Unknown Cleveland Part III
registered for a trip there will be no full refunds unless the Friday, September 10, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Senior Center cancels the trip. An administrative charge Set your sights on wine country as we travel to some of The old world Ukranian Village, the rediscovery of
of $10 will be assessed on cancellations. Trip refunds the finest wineries along the Lake Erie Wine Trail. All the Gordon Square, the first neighborhood and original
will be available until the date specified, minus the $10 wineries we will visit enjoy the constant misty breezes off lighthouse foundation of the early 1800’s are some of the
administrative fee. Prevent the $10 administrative fee Lake Erie, allowing them to grow a tremendous variety many surprises we’ll find as we explore Planet Cleveland.
by transferring the full trip amount to another trip/class/ of wines. We’ll visit wineries in Pennsylvania, New York Registration deadline is October 8 and refund deadline is
program within the same season. Participants assume and Geneva-on-the-Lake at sunset. We will also enjoy September 13. Cost $59. #9774
risk of change in personal circumstances or health. lunch at the historic White Inn of Fredonia, New York.
After the cutoff date, there are no refunds unless the Refund deadline is August 19, and registration deadline is A Very Merry POPS-with the Cleveland POPS
reservation can be resold. September 7. Cost $69. #9770 Sunday, November 28, 1:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a wonderful holiday afternoon of Christmas music
Capture the Fall with our own Cleveland POPS Orchestra, at Playhouse
Thursday, September 30, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Square. This show features vocalists, local choruses and
Out To Lunch Bunch Trips Come with us as we head to Sunrise Farms where audience participation. Dinner is included. Registration
This is the 20th year of Mentor Senior Center’s Out to everyone will receive a mum to take home. From there deadline is November 23, and refund deadline is October
Lunch Bunch program. Visit we are off to Punderson State Park for lunch. After lunch 28. Cost $69 #9776
senior for details and registration information. Registration we will head to the West Woods Nature Center, Ridgeview
begins 2 months prior. Farm Market and an Amish Schoolhouse. No refunds after An Ohio Country Christmas
September 16. Cost $63 #8657 Wednesday, December 8, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
McCormick & Schmick’s • Beachwood
Enjoy a step back in time as we visit Ohio’s Heartland
August 31 and tour special Christmas sites, like the Herlihy Christmas
La Dolce Vita• Little Italy House, Possum Run Greenhouse and Oak Hill Cottage.
Sept 28 We will finish the day by seeing the County Lights. Lunch
is included. Registration deadline is December 3, and
The Oaks Lakeside • Chippewa Lake refund deadline is November 10. Cost $69 #9775
October 26
Blue Point Grille • Cleveland
November 16 More than 7,000
Tre Belle • Bath Seniors registered
December 14
for a class or special
Meet and Eat event at Mentor
Wednesday, November 10-Noosa Bistro, Mentor
Enjoy some great food close to home, check out that Senior Center in
restaurant you’ve been wanting to try and enjoy the
camaraderie of your Senior Center friends. Register and 2009!
select your menu choices at the Senior Center. Provide your
own transportation or request Laketran when you register
and we’ll arrange for you to get there. Arrive between Registration information
11:30 and 12:00. Lunch will be served at noon.
is located on page 31
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Mentor S E N I O R C E N T E R

Special Events
Singing Tea Party 50’s/60’s Music and Dance Revival with music Arts And Crafts Sale
With The Mentor Music Makers by the Eddie and the Edsels Band Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, 3 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Homemade arts and crafts of all kinds will be available
Do you just love music? Have you sung in choirs or Do you remember sock hops and crooners, Elvis and for sale at the annual Arts and Crafts Sale. Yummy baked
choruses? Learn more about our choral group, now under the Everly Brothers, and everything else that goes with goods will also be available for sale. There is no admission
the direction of Maria Voljin. Come to a special welcoming the early days of rock & roll? This will be a celebration of fee, and the sale is open to the public. The cost is $20
party with tea time refreshments and LOTS OF MUSIC. that early music and dance. You may even want to come for a 6-ft. table. Registration begins August 23 for resident
Please call now through September 10 to register. #11829 in typical dress of the fifties for this event, but it is not seniors and August 26 for nonresident seniors. If space
Free necessary. Just come prepared to “Rock Around the Clock” permits non-seniors may register beginning September 14.
or listen to the music and enjoy the atmosphere and light
A “Copland Celebration” refreshments. Singles and couples welcome. Special “Hallelujah”
presented by the Hillcrest Concert Band singles tables available. Reservations cost $6 per person presented by the Hillcrest Concert Band
Tuesday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. through October 4. Reservations cost $8 per person after Friday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of great music, performed by the 60 October 4. #11795 The Hillcrest Concert Band will present “Hallelujah!” -
piece Hillcrest Concert Band. The music of the favorite the excitement of Christmas in music. In addition to
American composer Aaron Copland will be featured at this Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration instrumental numbers, the Hillcrest Concert Chorale will
performance. Other composers represented include George Friday, November 19, 11:30 a.m. sing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” with the concert band.
Gershwin, Akron composer Stephen Griebling and Leroy St. John Vianney Party Center No concert would be complete without the Christmas
Anderson. Light refreshments will follow. Reservations are Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Mentor Festival and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Light
available until September 14. Senior Center and musical entertainment from The Joey refreshments will follow. Reservations are available until
Resident/Nonresident: $5 Main Hall #10982 Tomsic Band. The Senior Center Advisory Board will November 26.
supplement this event for the first 250 Senior Center Resident/Nonresident: $5 Main Hall #12245
Fall Flavors-A Touched By Love Presentation members. All reservations MUST be made by November
Hosted by Thomas Joseph Pattison 12. Reservations will not be available the day of the event. Performing Groups-
Wednesday, September 22, 7-9 p.m. There will be no transportation from the Senior Center. Taking Their Show on the Road
This entertaining variety show will include: Please request Laketran if needed, when making your Mentor Senior Center is home to three fantastic
Vegas Tribute to the ‘Rat Pack’ Frank, Dean, and Sammy reservation. All riders with standing appointments will be performing groups-the Mentor Follies Dancers, the
Tony Fortunato and the Emperors canceled to the Center for this day. Mentor Music Makers (singing group), and Mentor’s Act 1
The Comedy and Hypnotist Michael Oddo Senior Center member: $12 (theater group). All three groups are composed of talented,
The Chardon Polka Band Non-Senior Center member: $15 #11913 energetic Mentor Senior Center participants. These groups
The Mentor Follies Dancers offer inspiring and fun entertainment at a very reasonable
The Perry High School Buccaneers Choir cost. To book one of the performing groups, call the Senior
Center at 440-974-5725.
Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $6 through
September 15 and $8 after September 15.
Call (440) 974-5725 to register by phone or visit the
Senior Center reception desk.

Friday, October 1, 7 p.m. # 11550
OR Saturday, October 2, 7 p.m. # 11662
Come and enjoy these great performers, hot off the
magnificent Hollywood Gala! Here’s the story: Everyone’s
favorite celebrity impersonator is missing. Prime suspects
include Hollywood celebrities, a media billionaire, and
talk show legends. You’ll be swept up in a relentless race
against time as you try to solve this enthralling, comic who-
done-it. Benefit performance for Lake County Senior Levy
Funding and United Way of Lake County. Cosponsored with
Anna Maria Homecare Services. Call (440) 974-5725 to
register by phone or visit the Senior Center reception desk
to register in person. Early Bird Price through September
24 is $5. The cost after September 24 is $7.

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Mentor S E N I O R C E N T E R Lunch Five Days A Week

At Mentor Senior Center
Services and Support Groups For Seniors Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch staff and volunteers offer delicious freshly made
The services below include just a few of the Health and Social Services available at Mentor Senior Center. sandwiches, salads, soup, and desserts at discounted
Call for a more detailed list. prices. Lunch foods are planned for the enjoyment of
seniors of all ages, with some consideration for special
Visionaries Low Vision Support diets and medical conditions.
Health Fair Expo COOKS’ SPECIALS feature a meat or other high protein
Wednesday, October 20, 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m. & Discussion Group dish, vegetable, and bread product at a cost of $3.50,
Join Euclid Hospital Healthwise Connection and Facilitator: Deborah Kogler sometimes less. Desserts range from fruit and custard
the Mentor Senior Center for this free health fair expo. If you or someone you know suffer from vision pies to special homemade treats, and we always have ice
Enjoy health talks, screenings, and wellness and senior impairment—you’re not alone. The monthly meetings are cream sundaes. Drinks include coffee or tea, milk, juices,
living options. Visit vendor tables that will provide not only informative but a lot of fun! There is no fee, but and the ever popular root beer float. Look for monthly
information to help you monitor and improve your health. please call the Senior Center to register. menus at the Mentor Senior Center front desk, or in the
Music, refreshments, raffles and more! Free. To register, Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Activity Room 2 newsletter.
call 440.974.5725 before October 13. September 22, October 27, November 17, December 15 Volunteers are always needed, call the Senior Center at
(440) 974-5725 for details.
Memory Boosting Strategies Alzheimer’s, Dementia
Betsy Parke, Facilitator and Other Memory Impairments
Learn new techniques and effective strategies to help This support and discussion group for caregivers covers
to boost and maintain your memory. This class is for a variety of topics including signs & symptoms, available Special Elders Program
you if you want to exercise your brain and support your resources, help for the caregiver and any topic that the Dianne Maresco, Debbie Muzik, Betsy Parke,
memory functioning. The class includes stimulating group would like to address. This program is sponsored by
exercises, discussion and support to help you or someone
and Angie Varketta
the Mentor Senior Center, Kemper House of Mentor, & the Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
you know to enhance memory skills. Betsy Parke has Alzheimer’s Association. Newcomers are always welcome,
been an instructor and coach for 40 years. She developed This program is primarily geared toward senior
no fee. Refreshments are served. citizens who are 85 and older or who need assistance
and coordinated a program for the City of Mentor to help Thursday, 1-2 p.m. Stage
developmentally challenged people reach goals which to participate in programs at Mentor Senior Center. The
September 9, September 30, October 14, October 28, Special Elders staff does not provide personal care or
are difficult for them to attain. Betsy works at the Mentor November 18, December 9
Senior Center in the Special Elders program and has a individual supervision. Participants in Special Elders must
special interest in memory fitness. be independently mobile.
Do You Hear Me? Support & Discussion Group The program is now offered 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. five
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. # 11841 Stage
Facilitator: Jane M. Kukula, Au.D. days a week at Mentor Senior Center. The program is
Sessions: 4 September 14–October 5
This fun and innovative program assists folks with funded jointly by United Way of Lake County, federal
Senior Resident: $15 Senior Nonresident: $19
hearing loss and/or family members in achieving good CDBG funding, the City of Mentor, and Lake County Senior
Non-Senior Resident: $20 Non-Senior Nonresident: $25
communication with or without hearing aids. Often Levy Funding.
times hearing loss results in miscommunication, Special Elders enjoy good times with friends with the
Delay the Disease misunderstanding and arguments. Participants of consistent company of other participants, can purchase
Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms the program will receive information on hearing and lunch every week day between 11 and 11:30 a.m., ride
We are considering offering a Parkinson’s fitness class in communication, and tricks to improve everyday situations LakeTran to and from Mentor Senior Center activities, play
the fall. “Delay the Disease” is a fitness program designed in the home and outside the home. Hearing aid users will cards and table board games, group activities and games
to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease by optimizing increase benefits from amplification. As a result of the and Bingo on Mondays and Wednesdays.
their physical function and helping delay the progression workshop, participants will have a better understanding of Shopping trips are scheduled on Tues to the Great Lakes
of symptoms. The classes focus on Parkinson’s specific hearing aids and have a great time learning. Mall and Thurs to selected shopping venues assisted by
exercises that help fight the symptom’s of the disease. No Thursday, 11-12 p.m. Activity Room 4 Special Elders staff.
equipment or expertise is necessary; just participate at September 16 & November 18 A specially designed chair exercise programs for seniors
your own level of ability. Caregivers are encouraged to join with some physical challenges is offered Mon through
us, too! We will offer a demo class on Tuesday, September Fri, and movies and monthly celebrations plus speakers,
21, 3:00-4:00 pm to gauge interest in this program. The Computer Area parties, and special entertainment occur at various times
Space is limited so register soon. If you are interested in The computer area at the Mentor Senior Center is open during the year. For more information, contact the Mentor
this program, but unable to attend the demo class, please Monday-Friday to offer computer time and access to the Senior Center at (440) 974-5725.
contact Renee Ochaya, Recreation Coordinator at 974- internet for seniors. Volunteers are available Monday,
5725. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. to
Living With Loss answer questions and offer assistance.
Facilitator: Debbie Muzik, Ph. D. Hours:
This is an education and short-term support group for Monday 8:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
those suffering the loss of a loved one. Four sessions to Tuesday 8:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
help you learn about the grief process; acquiring coping Wednesday 5 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
skills, and to share your experience with others who are Thursday 8:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
also grieving. Participants in previous groups found it easier Friday 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
in a group with others experiencing similar challenges,
and to have useful hand-outs to take with them for future
reference. The group is open to adults of all ages. Please
register now through September 30.
Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Library
Sessions: 4 # 11843 October 7-October 28
Senior Resident: $20 Senior Nonresident: $25
Non-Senior Resident: $27 Non-Senior Nonresident: $34

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Weight Training 1 Day Per Week
Instructor: Ray Smith-Saturday
This strength class is designed to build muscle strength

Fitness Programs and bone density. Resistance bands and weights will be
used while standing, while seated, and with mats on
Registered participants in the workshops listed here are welcome to attend ANY Video Fitness Class. the floor. There is a class break from October 26-30 and
December 24-31. * No classes September 18, November
20, November 27 or December 25
Low Impact Aerobics Saturday 9:00 am #11165 September-October *
Diane Schefft-Monday & Friday AM; Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1
Sharon Benner-Tuesday & Thursday AM; Resident: $14 Nonresident: $18
Barb Bensi-Tuesday & Thursday PM
This energetic aerobics class is designed for able-bodied Saturday 9:00 am #11168 November-December *
seniors, with a small amount of resistance bands and Sessions: 5 Activity Room 1
weights. There is a class break from October 26-30 and Resident: $9 Nonresident: $11
December 24-31, but video classes will be available.
Activity Room 1
Mon, 9 a.m. #11140 September-October *
#11149 November-December
Mon, 10:35 a.m. #11141 September-October Weight Training
#11150 November-December Instructor: Sharon Benner-AM, Barb Bensi-PM,
Tue, 9 a.m. #11142 September-October
Ray Smith-Saturday
This strength class is designed to build muscle strength
#11150 November-December
and bone density. Resistance bands and weights will be
Tue, 6:15 p.m. #11143 September-October used while standing, while seated, and with mats on
#11152 November-December the floor. There is a class break from October 26-30 and
Thu, 9 a.m. #11145 September-October December 24-31, but video classes will be available for
#11155 November-December * the Tuesday and Thursday classes.
Tues & Thurs, 9:50 a.m.
Thur, 6:15 p.m. #11148 September-October #11164 September-October
#11156 November-December * #11167 November-December *
Fri, 9 a.m.

Fri, 10:35 a.m.

November-December *
Tues & Thurs, 7:05 p.m.
#11166 September-October
#11169 November-December *
New! Stretch and Balance
Instructor: Sharon Benner
#11157 November-December * Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 This 30 minute class will incorporate both balance
Sessions: 2 months Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 training and stretching to increase flexibility. We will use
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $18 * No class November 11 or 25 a rope and a mat to stretch all the major muscle groups.
*No class September 6, Nov. 11, 25, 26 and Dec. 24 Please bring your own mat. There is a class break from
Arthritis Foundation October 26-30 and December 24-31.
Tuesday 10:45 am #12243 September-October
Senior Shape-Up in Chairs Exercise Program #12244 November-December
Gain mobility, strength, and endurance as you do gentle Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1
Instructors: Diane Schefft-Monday & Friday; land exercises with others. This recreational exercise Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13
Angie Varketta-Wednesday program was developed specifically for people with
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
arthritis. There is a class break from October 26-30 and
December 24-31. No class November 11 or 25
Tues & Thurs,
11:30-12:15 p.m. #11170 September-October
New! Zumba Gold
Join us for this great new class. The Zumba® program
fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves
to increase mobility. There is a class break from October #11171 November-December * to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. The routines
26-30 and December 24-31, but video classes will be Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 feature interval training sessions where fast and slow
available. Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone
Mon, 10 a.m. #11158 September-October *
and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin
#11161 November-December
Wed, 10 a.m. #11159 September-October
Corefusion flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got
Instructor: Ray Smith a Zumba® class! This class tailors the Zumba class to
#11162 November-December This conditioning program is based on the work of Joseph the active older adult. Come check it out. There is a class
Fri, 10 a.m. #11160 September-October Pilates. It improves muscle control, flexibility, coordination, break from October 26-30 and December 24-31.
#11163 November-December * and strength. Become more aware of your body and learn Tuesday 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 to use your core. The class consists primarily of floor work. #12448 September-October
Resident: $10 Nonresident: $13 Bring your own mat. There is a class break from October #12449 November-December
*No class September 6, November 25, November 26 or 26-30 and December 24-31. * No class Sept. 4, 18, Nov. Wednesday 9 a.m.-945 a.m.
December 24 20, 27 and Dec. 25. #12619 September-October
Saturday, 10 a.m. #11172 September-October * #12620 November-December
Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1 Thursday 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 #12617 September-October
#12618 November-December
Saturday, 10 a.m. #11173 November-December * Sessions: 2 months Activity Room 1
Sessions: 5 Activity Room 1 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35
Resident: $18 Nonresident: $23 * No class November 11 or 25

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Mentor S E N I O R C E N T E R 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
Personal Fitness Training includes a warm up and shallow water exercises including
A certified personal trainer will work with you to develop cardio, toning and strength.
personalized training targeted toward specific fitness goals. Monday, 8 a.m. #11174 September-October
You can chose from private, one on one instruction, or #11181 November-December
schedule with a friend for semi-private instruction. Services Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
are available by appointment only. The first session must #11175 September-October
be a 50 minute session. Call the Mentor Senior Center to #11180 November-December
register. Checks will be made payable to the instructor at
the beginning of the session. Tuesday, 2:15 p.m.
Tues & Thurs, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sharon Benner #11176 September-October
Tues & Thurs, 7:45-9:15 p.m. Barb Bensi #11179 November-December
Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. Ray Smith Wednesday, 8 a.m.
#11178 September-October
Private Instruction 50 minutes: $35
Private Instruction 25 minutes: $18 Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Semi-Private Instruction 50 minutes: $50 #11182 September-October
Semi-Private Instruction 25 minutes: $30 #11183 November-December *
Thursday, 2:15 p.m.
Exercise Equipment Training #11184 September-October
Learn how to use the cardiovascular equipment Saturday, 12 p.m. #11186 September-October
(including the treadmill, bikes, chair elliptical and #11187 November-December *
standing elliptical) and the Tuff Stuff strength equipment Sessions: 2 months Heisley Pool
safely in these 2 sessions. Class will include instruction Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35
on proper form, seat settings, and weight settings. You *No class September 6, November 25 , November 26 or
will get a workout card to track your progress and practice December 24
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 Arthritis Foundation
Benner teaches Tuesday/Thursday afternoon. Barb Bensi
teaches Tuesday/Thursday night and Saturday mornings
Aquatic Program
Energizing classes are held in heated pools. Knowing
and Ray Smith teaches Wednesday nights. how to swim isn’t necessary because the gentle, easy-to-
Tuesday, 12-1 .pm. do movements are done in chest-deep water.
#11844 Sept 7 and 14 Thursday, 1:15-2 p.m.
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. #11185 September-October
#11845 Sept 15 and 22 #11188 November-December
Thursday, 12-1 p.m. Sessions: 2 months Mentor Heisley Pool
# 11846 Sept 23 and 30 Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35
Tuesday, 7:50-8:50 p.m No class on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25.
# 11847 Sept 28 and Oct 5
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
#11848 Oct 2 and 9
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.
#11849 Oct 13 and 20
Thursday, 12-1 p.m.
#11850 Oct 14 and 21
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.
#11851 Nov 10 and 17
Tuesday, 12-1 p.m.
#11852 Nov 2 and 9
Tuesday, 7:50-8:50 p.m
#11853 Nov 16 and 23
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.
#11854 Dec 1 and 8
Thursday, 12-1 p.m.
#11855 Dec 9 and 16
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.
#11856 Dec 15 and 22
Sessions: 2 Activity Room 3
Resident: $19 Nonresident: $24

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Line Dancing
Instructors: Polly Dubeansky on Monday &
Sharen McDivitt on Wednesday
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.
Monday Activity Room 1
4 p.m.-Level 2 # 11813 September 13-October 18
4 p.m.-Level 2 # 11810 November 1-December 6
5 p.m.-Level 1 # 11814 September 13-October 18
5 p.m.-Level 1 # 11805 November 1-December 6
7:30 p.m.-Level 2
# 11815 September 13-October 18
7:30 p.m.-Level 2
# 11806 November 1-December 6
Wednesday Activity Room 1
6 p.m.-Level 2 # 11807 September 15-October 20
6 p.m.-Level 2 # 11808 November 3-December 15 *
7:30 p.m.-Level 3
# 11809 September 15-October 20
7:30 p.m.-Level 3
# 11811 November 3-December 15 *
Sessions: 6
Resident: $13 Nonresident: $16
* No class November 24

Yoga-Three Days A Week

Tai Chi Yoga is an ancient system of philosophy and practices.
Instructor: Paul Wallace The yoga classes are a mixture of gentle stretches
Tai Chi is an especially effective exercise modality for combined with traditional yoga postures. The sense of
older adults. It is a meditative and energetic form, one of wellness acquired through practice is caused by easing
the national treasures of China. Paul teaches the Wu style muscle tension, massaging internal organs, and improving
of Tai Chi. flexibility of the joints. The challenge of this practice lies
Thursday, 2 p.m. Activity Room 1 in the coordination of breath with movement, which
#11826 September 9-October 14 encourages quieting and relaxing the mind, focus and
Sessions: 6 #11827 October 28-December 16 * balance. Please bring a yoga mat and a firm cushion; wear
Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 loose or stretchy clothes for yoga classes. Multilevel and
* No class November 11 or November 25 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.

Multilevel Yoga
Certified Yoga Instructor: Judy Churchill
Monday, 2 p.m. Activity Room 1
# 11820 September 13-October 18
Sessions: 6 # 11821 November 8-December 13
Line Dancing For Very Beginners Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35
Instructor: Polly Dubeansky
This very beginner’s class is for participants who have
never done Line Dance. The most basic steps will be
Intermediate Yoga
broken down so you can join ongoing classes at a later Certified Yoga Instructor: Judy Churchill
date. Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Activity Room 1
Monday, 6:30 p.m. Activity Room 1 # 11818 September 16-October 14
#11816 September 13-October 18 Sessions: 5 # 11819 November 4-December 16 *
Sessions: 6 #11812 November 1-December 6 Resident: $24 Nonresident: $30
Resident: $17 Nonresident: $21 * No class November 11 or November 25

Line Dance Party Multilevel Yoga

Monday, August 23, 7-9:30 p.m. Certified Yoga Instructor: Toni Rogers
Line dances led in a party atmosphere. We’ll serve light Saturday, 9 a.m. Stage
refreshments. The cost is $5 per person through August Sessions: 5 # 11822 September 11-October 16 *
18. The cost is $7 per person after August 18. #10839 Sessions: 5 # 11823 October 30-December 11 *
Resident: $24 Nonresident: $30
* No classes September 18, November 20
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Drawing Basics
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.
Friday, 9:15-10 a.m. Activity Room 2
Sessions: 6 #11883 September 10-October 15
#11884 October 29 –December 10
Resident: $14 Nonresident: $18
* No class Friday, November 26

Drawing: Intermediate
Instructor: Diane Carswell
Once you have the ABC’s 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. Prerequisite: Intro to basic drawing.
Recommended art supplies: drawing pad and pencil, 3/4”
flat brush, #10 brush & #4 watercolor paint brushes, one Tuesday Morning Quilters
tube each of student watercolor paints: cadmium medium All Media Painting Instructor: Dorothy Ticel
red, cadmium medium yellow, Thalo or Prussian blue. Instructor: Jennifer Kosarko Join Dorothy and our Tuesday morning quilters as you
Friday, 10:15-11:45 a.m. Activity Room 2 All the fundamentals of art will be covered: composition, complete the scrappy friendship quilt. Students should
Sessions: 6 #11885 September 10-October 15 design, and color. Please bring the media of your choice, bring material, sewing machine, sewing supplies, ruler,
#11886 October 29 –December 10 paper and reference materials. and notions of your choice.
Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 Thursday, 10-12 p.m. Activity Room 2 Tuesday, 9-11:30 a.m. Activity Room 2
* No class Friday, November 26 Sessions: 6 #11903 September 9-October 14 #11908 September 14-October 19
#11904 October 28 –December 9 Sessions: 6 #11909 November 2-December 7
Resident: $28 Nonresident: $35 Resident: $20 Nonresident: $25
* No class November 11 or 25

Creative Ceramics
Instructor: Marge Henk
Join us for fall and winter projects. A $5 supply fee
is payable at time of registration and includes the use of
brushes and paints. Class includes firing and instruction.
Greenware fee is payable to instructor. All levels of students
are welcome.
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Activity Room 2
#11905 September 15-October 20
Sessions: 6 #11907 November 3-December 8
Resident: $20 Nonresident: $25

What’s the purpose of the

4/5 digit numbers listed in course
information in the brochure?
Each course date is assigned a barcode by the
Recreation Department registration software
system. This number is helpful to our staff when
assisting you in registering and makes searching
for course information online a breeze.
Registration information Open attendance programs which don’t
require registration will not have a barcode
is located on page 31 number listed.

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Basic Learn-to-Skate Public Open Ice Skating
Ice Sessions: 7
Age 6 & up
Studio Rink A Schedule
October 1-April 29
Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78

Monday, 6:05-6:50 p.m. Monday 3:15 -4:45 p.m.

Basic 1 #11973 September 13-October 30 Tuesday 4 -5:30 p.m.
#11977 November 1-December 18 Wednesday 4 -5:30 p.m.
Basic 2 #11982 September 13-October 30 Thursday 4 -5:30 p.m.
#11985 November 1-December 18 Friday 8:30 -10 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 -3 p.m.
Learn-To-Skate Tuesday, 6:35-7:20 p.m. 8:30 -10 p.m.
General Information Basic 3 #11988
September 13-October 30
November 1-December 18
Adults (East Rink) 9 -10 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 -3 p.m. • 3:30 -5 p.m.
Ice Skating Lessons are offered to all ages 3 and up.
• Children 3 to 5 start with the Tot program. Basic 4 #11992 September 13-October 30
• Children 6 and up start with Basic program. #11994 November 1-December 18 Small Folk Open Skate
• Adults start with the Adult Basic program. Children 8 years of age and under along with their
• New skaters begin with Tot 1 or Basic 1 Wednesday, 6:35-7:20 p.m. parents can skate on our Studio Rink during our Open
• Classes are taught in the studio rink unless otherwise noted Basic 1 #11974 September 13-October 30 Skates on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Older children
• All persons registered in the Learn-to-Skate program will #11978 November 1-December 18 can skate on the big rink during the same time frame.
receive a punch card for open skate sessions good during Saturday & Sunday, 1:30–3 p.m.
the 7-weeks of lessons. Skate rental for lessons is $1. Wednesday, 7:25-8:10 p.m. Regular admission applies
Basic 5 #11996 September 13-October 30
Tot Learn-to-Skate #11998
Basic 6 #12000
November 1-December 18
September 13-October 30
Luncheon Skates
Come on over to the Mentor Ice Arena at lunch time and
Age 3-5 #12002 November 1-December 18 enjoy a luncheon skate every Monday-Friday, beginning
Sessions: 7 Studio Rink A September 13. Special Luncheon Skate rates are not
Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65 Thursday, 6:35-7:20 p.m. in effect on Mentor School Holidays/closings.
Basic 1 #11975 September 13-October 30 Monday-Friday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Monday, 5:30-6 p.m. #11979 November 1-December 18 Regular admission applies
Tot 1 #12020 September 13-October 30 Basic 2 #11983 September 13-October 30
#12027 November 1-December 18 #11986 November 1-December 18 Admission
Tot 2 #12034 September 13-October 30 Adults $5.50
#12039 November 1-December 18 Thursday, 7:25-8:10 p.m. Youth (age 17 & under) $4.50
Tot 3 #12048 September 13-October 30 Basic 7 #12004 September 13-October 30 Seniors (age 60 & over) $4.50
#12052 November 1-December 18 #12005 November 1-December 18 Small Folks Skate $4.50
Basic 8 #12006 September 13-October 30 Luncheon Skates * $3.50
Tuesday, 6-6:30 p.m. #12006 November 1-December 18 *Except Mentor School Holidays/Closings
Tot 1 #12021 September 13-October 30 Skate Rental $2.50
#12028 November 1-December 18
Saturday, 10:05-10:50 a.m. Mentor Civic Arena reserves the right to change times if
Wednesday, 6-6:30 p.m. Basic 1 #11976 September 13-October 30 necessary. For safety reasons, attendance may need to be
Tot 1 #12022 September 13-October 30 #11980 November 1-December 18 limited at Open Skates. All skaters age 8 and under must
#12029 November 1-December 18 Basic 2 #11984 September 13-October 30 wear a safety helmet. Bicycle helmets are acceptable, we
Tot 2 #12035 September 13-October 30 #11987 November 1-December 18 recommend you bring your own, but helmets are available
#12040 November 1-December 18 free of charge.
Tot 3 #12049 September 13-October 30 Saturday, 10:55-11:40 p.m.
#12053 November 1-December 18 Basic 3 #11989 September 13-October 30 Season Pass Rates
#11991 November 1-December 18 A Season Pass for Ice Skating is good for admission to
Thursday, 1-1:30 p.m. Basic 4 #11993 September 13-October 30
Tot 1 #12023 September 13-October 30 all Open Skate times. Passes are valid from September to
#11995 November 1-December 18 August. In order to purchase skating passes at the resident
#12030 November 1-December 18
rate you must show a current utility bill with your name
Saturday, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and address on it as proof of Mentor residency and a photo
Thursday, 1:35-2:05 p.m. Basic 5 #11997 September 13-October 30
Tot 2 #12036 September 13-October 30 ID such as a driver’s license. Family’s larger than 5 must
#11999 November 1-December 18 purchase individual passes for the remaining members.
#12041 November 1-December 18 Basic 6 #12001 September 13-October 30
Tot 3 #12050 September 13-October 30 Resident Nonresident
#12003 November 1-December 18 Youth $75 $95
#12054 November 1-December 18
Senior (60 yrs + ) $75 $95
Jr. Club & Freestyle Learn-to-Skate Adult (18 & over) $90 $110
Saturday, 9:30-10 a.m. Thursday, 7:25-8:10 p.m.
Tot 1 #12025 September 13-October 30 Senior Couple $120 $150
#12016 September 16-October 28 Family of 2 $140 $175
#12032 November 1-December 18 Sessions: 7
Tot 2 #12037 September 13-October 30 Family of 3 $180 $225
#12017 November 5-December 16 Family of 4 $220 $275
#12042 November 1-December 18 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Family of 5 $260 $325
Saturday, 12:35-1:05 p.m. Additional Family members $40 $50
Tot 1 #12026 September 13-October 30 Adult Learn-to-Skate
#12033 November 1-December 18 Wed., 8:30-9:15pm,
Tot 2 #12038 September 13-October 30 #11971 September 15-October 27 Resident registration begins August 23
#12043 November 1-December 18 #11971 September 15-October 27 Nonresidents registration begins August 26
Tot 3 #12051 September 13-October 30 Sessions: 7 #11972 November 4-December 15
#12055 November 1-December 18 Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78
See page 31 for registration information
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Ice New! Youth Hockey Clinic

Boys and girls ages 5-8 are invited to attend this free
hockey clinic for new players only. All equipment will
Tot Hockey (TH) be provided. Bring your own hockey skates or use our
Pre-requisite: Must have passed Tot 1 in the LTS recreational skates. Space is limited to 20 so please
Program. register early. Current players at Mentor Ice Arena are not
Boys and girls learn skating skills such as balance, eligible.
forward and backward skating, stopping and turning while Sunday, 3 p.m. #12081 West Rink
using a hockey stick. Equipment required: Approved ice Session: 1 October 17
hockey helmet with full face shield, hockey gloves, skates FREE
(figure or hockey) and hockey stick (straight blade).
Age 3-5
Sessions: 7 Studio Rink Youth Rec Hockey
Resident: $52 Nonresident: $65 The recreational program for boys and girls ages 5-
Tuesday, 1– 1:30 p.m. 12 puts emphasis on learning the game, having fun and
TH 1 #12058 September 14-October 29 team participation. The program is an in-house league,
#12060 November 2-December 17 playing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Required
TH 2 #12063 September 14-October 29 Equipment: Approved ice hockey helmet with cage and
#12066 November 2-December 17 full equipment. Prerequisite: Participants must have
Wednesday, 4:45-5:15 p.m. completed Tot Hockey 4 or Instructional Hockey 1 and be
TH 1 #12057
September 14-October 29
November 2-December 17
at least 5 years old as of 12/31/10 to participate. Program
registration is ongoing; contact the rink to register.
All Day Skate Camp
Offered on school holidays and in-service days. The
TH 2 #12062 September 14-October 29 Saturday & Sunday afternoons camp runs from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Program includes skating,
#12064 November 2-December 17 Sessions: 20 October 3-March 7 broomball, movies, crafts, games and more skating.
Thursday, 6:05-6:35 p.m. Resident: $360 Nonresident: $450 Children must be 6 years and up. The snack bar is open
TH3 #12068 September 14-October 29 for participants to purchase food or just brown bag it for
Friday, 6- 6:30 p.m.
November 2-December 17
Adult Open Hockey lunch. No season passes or punch card will be accepted
for the All Day Skate Camp. Save $5 by registering in
This non-checking program is for players that want to
TH4 #12074 September 14-October 29 advance!
develop their skills before entering the adult league or for
#12076 November 2-December 17 Friday, Oct 15 #11967 NEOEA Day
those looking for casual exercise. Players must be at least
18 years of age. Full equipment is required including Tuesday, Nov 2 #11968 Election Day
For details on registration go to page 31. Resident/Nonresident: $30 (includes skate rental)
helmets with a half shield or full-face cage helmet. Fees
are paid weekly before taking the ice.
Instructional Hockey (IH) Sunday, 8 p.m.
October 3–April 3 Home School Skate
Pre-Requisite: Students must pass either LTS Tot 3 or Tot The purpose of this program is to provide an exciting
Hockey 4 to participate (if a 4 year old has passed Tot 3 and beneficial form of recreation for home school
or Tot Hockey 4, he/she may participate in Instructional children. Parents are not required to skate. Skate rental
Hockey). is included.
Instructional Hockey is for beginner players (boys & girls) Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. West Rink
looking to develop stick handling and hockey skating skills. October 7-May 5
Ideal for players considering Rec-Hockey in the future Resident/Nonresident: $5/person
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 Play Date On Ice
(straight blade), and hockey skates. It is recommended Every Tuesday, the Mentor Ice Arena offers a play date
that players also wear protective equipment. (Note: this for any child not yet in first grade, accompanied by at
protective equipment can be of any type, i.e. soccer or least one skating adult. Program includes assistance as
rollerblade equipment). needed, toys made for the ice, a snow mountain for indoor
Age 5-10 fun, cartoons and refreshments for children. Strollers are
Sessions: 7 Studio Rink welcome. Skate rental included.
Resident: $62 Nonresident: $78 Tuesday, 10 -11:30 a.m.
Monday, 6:50-7:35 p.m. October 5-May 3
IH 1 #12008 September 13-October 26 Resident/Nonresident: $4.50/person
#12009 November 1-December 17
IH 2 #12010
September 13-October 26
November 1-December 17 Special Skater’s Program
Tuesday, 7:20-8:05 p.m. This program provides an exciting and beneficial form
IH3 #12012 September 13-October 26 of recreation for persons with disabilities. The program is
#12013 November 1-December 17 available to youth and adults and instruction is included.
IH4 #12014 September 13-October 26 Volunteers are on the ice to provide additional assistance.
#12015 November 1-December 17 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 #12018 Sept 14-Oct 26
#12019 Nov 2-Dec 14
Resident/Nonresident: $60

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After School Bus Program
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 and end times vary according to the day of
the week. 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.

Participating Begins Begins

Schools Week of Week of
Sept 13 Nov 8
Bellflower Monday #11943 #11955
Garfield Monday #11944 #11956
St. Mary’s Monday #11945 #11957
Fairfax Tuesday #11946 #11958
Rice Tuesday #11947 #11959
St. Gabriel’s Tuesday #11948 #11960
Headlands Wednesday #11949 #11961
Hopkins Wednesday #11950 #11962
Sterling Morton Wednesday #11951 #11963
Brentmoor Thursday #11952 #11964
Lake Thursday #11953 #11965
Orchard Hollow Thursday #11954 #11966
Resident/Nonresident: $56
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/per
person and skate rental is $2/per person. Admission and skate
rental fees are paid at the door. No punch cards or coupons
accepted. The length of the rental is 1.5 hours.
Room Rental: $30
Mentor Figure Skating Club
Any skater who has passed Basic 6 is eligible to
skate with the Mentor Figure Skating Club. If you are Studio Rink Parties
interested in taking your skating ability to the next level Want a more private party? Rent the Studio Rink and avoid the
in private lessons or competition, contact Dave Bennett crowds. The Studio Rink is great for birthday parties because it
at or visit for more is smaller than our main rinks and is best suited for children
information. under age 10. Price includes Studio Rink, lounge area and
restrooms. Skate rental is $2 per skater.
Resident: $80/hr Nonresident: $105/hr
Mentor Ice Diamonds
Synchronized Skating Teams Large Rink Parties
Try something new to entertain your friends or group. Rent
If you are interested in a fun, exciting team sport and one of our large rinks for your school, class, church, or scout
love ice skating-come see what synchronized skating is all group. Hourly ice rental applies along with a $10 charge per
about. Synchronized skating is one of the fastest growing hour for skate attendants. Skate rental is $2 per skater.
disciplines in figure skating today and we have teams for Resident: $180/hr Nonresident: $225/hr
all ages. Contact Sue Clemente at (216) 978-5072 or
visit www.mentorfsc.synchro.html for more information.

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Pancake Breakfast
33RD ANNUAL 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Mentor City Council
$5 adults; $3 children under 12

Sponsored by DeMolay Youth

in Punt, Pass & Kick

Saturday, September 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
Civic Center Ballfields
Come and participate in this FREE competition open
to boys and girls age 6-15. Boys and girls compete

separately in an attempt to punt, pass and kick with Front Row (L-R): Ronald L. Micchia,
distance and accuracy. Local winners advance to sectional Councilman At-Large;
competition with the possibility of advancing to the team Robert M. Shiner, Ward 1;
championships hosted at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Louis S. Aliberti, Ward 4;
No football shoes, cleats, or turf shoes are allowed. No
Back Row (L-R): Carolyn P. Bucey, Ward 2;
bare feet. Registration takes place the day of the event.
Scott J. Marn, Councilman At-Large;
Call (440) 974-5720 for information.
September 17, 18 & 19 Ray Kirchner, Councilman At-Large;
Edward R. Walsh, Ward 3
Friday 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Skyhoundz Canine Frisbee Disc Competition
Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. City Of Mentor Staff
Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. If you love dogs, you have got to participate or come Kenneth J. Filipiak City Manager
and watch this canine frisbee competition. You’ll be Bob Martin Director, Parks, Recreation &
Parade: The World Comes To Mentor entertained as you watch area pooches attempt to catch Public Facilities
Saturday, September 19-10 a.m. a flying frisbee in a running, jumping leap! If you have a Paul Hegreness Recreation Superintendent
The parade, marshalled by Mentor residents Dave & frisbee-catching dog, this is the competition for the two of Terri Rosenwald Arena Manager
you. Judging is based on distance and how many paws are Dave George Mentor Lagoons Nature
Patty Rancourt, steps off from Shore Junior High at 10
off the ground at the time of the catch. Register the day of Preserve & Marina Manager
a.m. and continues south on Hopkins Road to Center the event beginning at 11 a.m. Competition discs will be Tim Ausperk Black Brook Golf Course Golf
Street to Civic Center Blvd, where it will pass Fire Station provided. Dogs under 15 pounds may use smaller discs Professional & Manager
#5 and the reviewing stand. Opening ceremonies will be provided by their owner. Competition is open to any dog Len Zito Cultural Activities Director
held at 12 noon in front of the Mentor Municipal Center, able to catch a frisbee. Sponsored by Mentor Recreation Laura Imbornoni Senior Citizens Center Director
8500 Civic Center Blvd. Parade busses shuttle parade Department. Call (440) 974-5720 for more information. Jill Korsok Recreation Program Manager
participants from Mentor High School to Shore Junior High
beginning at 7:30 a.m. The last bus leaves at 9:45 a.m. Email us at
There will be no parking at Shore Junior High School. The
It’s Better in Mentor Festival
5-Mile Run/2 Mile Walk The Mentor Parks & Recreation Guide
parade participant application is available online at is produced quarterly to inform the residents of Mentor. It is Sunday, September 19
Join the Mentor Rotary Club for this annual challenging published by the:
festival. Parks, Recreation & Public Facilites Department
race along Civic Center Park’s scenic bike paths and the
trails at Veterans Park. 7:30 — 8:30 a.m. Day of race 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor OH 44060
Amusement Rides registration at Mentor Senior Center (parking is available
Purchase an arm band for the price listed and ride off Hopkins Rd.) The full guide is always available online at
continuously! 8:30 a.m. — 5 Mile Run starts The Winter Parks &
Friday, 4-11 p.m. $13 8:45 a.m. —2 Mile Walk starts Recreation Guide will be mailed to all homes in the
Saturday, 12-11 p.m. $14 Early mail in registration must be received by September 44060 zip code the third week in November.
Sunday , 12-8 p.m. $13 12. Entry forms are available at
Ride proceeds benefit Lake Humane Society visit/its-better-in-mentor-days-festival This brochure is printed on
recycled paper with soy-based ink.

Program Locations
Three stages will hold entertainment at the “It’s Better in Mentor” Festival. The Entertainment Tent is located along Bellflower Park 7221 Bellflower Rd.
the midway. The Civic Center Tent is located in front of the Municipal Center and the Amphitheatre is located in Civic Black Brook Golf Course 8900 Lakeshore Blvd.
Center Park near the Civic Ice Arena. Musical acts, karate demonstrations, clowns and other entertainment is also Civic Center Park 8600 Munson Rd.
scheduled throughout the weekend. Civic Center Waterpark 8600 Munson Rd.
Civic Center Amphitheatre 8600 Munson Rd.
Friday, September 18 Sunday, September 20 Civic Center Skatepark 8604 Munson Rd.
7-11 p.m. Dave’s Planet Civic Stage 11:30 a.m. Canine Frisbee Event Civic Center Eleanor B. Garfield Park 7967 Mentor Ave.
7-11 p.m. Vibe Entertainment Tent Ballfields Maypine Farm 32700 White Rd,
Wby Hills
1-1:30 p.m. Family Karate Civic Stage
Mentor Beach Park 7779 Lakeshore Blvd.
Saturday, September 19 1-1:30 p.m. Shoreline Singers Amphitheater
Mentor Civic Arena 8600 Munson Rd.
12 p.m. Punt, Pass & Kick Civic Center 2-2:30 p.m. Mannheim Orchestra Amphitheater
Community Center 8600 Munson Rd.
Ballfields 2-3 p.m. Dance Theater Civic Stage Dog Park 6647 Hopkins Rd.
1:30-2 p.m. Savelli Triple Threat Civic Stage 3-3:30 p.m. Combined Martial Arts Civic Stage Mentor High School Stadium 6477 Center St.
2-2:30 p.m. Karate Institute Civic Stage 3-4 p.m. Jungle Terry Amphitheater Mentor Lagoons
2-5 p.m. Ronnie Fiorentino BandEntertainment Tent Lawn Nature Preserve & Marina 8365 Harbor Dr.
3-4 p.m. Show Stoppers Civic Stage 3-3:30 p.m. TOP 25 Amphitheater Mentor Municipal Center 8500 Civic Center Blvd.
3-4 p.m. Jungle Terry Amphitheater 3-6 p.m. Balloons by Mentor Senior Center 8484 Munson Rd.
Lawn Robert Huebner Amphitheater Old Council Hall 7250 Jackson St.
3-6 p.m. Balloons by Lawn Shore Junior High 5670 Hopkins Rd.
Robert Huebner Festival Grounds 3-7 p.m. Curtis Brothers Band Entertainment Tent Taft Elementary School 1580 E. 332nd St.,
4-5 p.m. Life Skills Martial Arts Civic Stage 5-8 p.m. Revolution Pie Civic Stage Eastlake
7-11 p.m. Blue Moons Entertainment Tent Wildwood Cultural Center 7645 Little Mountain Rd
7-11 p.m. Pieces of Eight Civic Stage
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3 easy ways to register
Online 24/7 at Phone In/Drop Off Mail-In or Drop-Off
Recreation Main Office: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mentor Recreation Department (440) 974-5720 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060
Senior Center: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Registration form available below or online
It’s FREE, easy, fast secure (440) 974-5725 at Don’t forget to
and convenient! Ice Arena: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (440) 974-5730
Visa or Mastercard Accepted
include check or charge.

Online Registration Is FREE! Course Refunds offered at Wildwood Cultural Center and may register by mail as
It’s now completely FREE to use our easy, convenient and Please choose your classes carefully. Once you have registered soon as they receive this brochure.
secure online registration software. Online registration offers you for a course, there will be no full refunds unless the City of
all the tools you need to register for your favorite classes at your Mentor cancels the class. There is a $10 administrative fee for Mentor Residency
convenience. classes canceled by the customer up to 24 hours before the Mentor Residents live within the corporate limits of the City of
1. Visit class begins. Participants may transfer the full course amount to Mentor. Proof of residency is a current utility bill with both name
2. Click Online Registration another trip/class/program within the same season to avoid the and address on it along with photo identification. Not all 44060
3. Login to your account using your Login ID & password administrative fee. No refunds are issued after the class begins. zip codes are Mentor resident addresses. Mentor School District
4. Select your classes and check-out Students assume risk of change in personal affairs or health. and the City of Mentor corporate limits are not the same. Mentor
Can’t remember your login ID & password? If you’ve already residents receive priority in registration and discounted fees.
given us your email address, just click on the “My Account” tab Senior Center Registration
and follow the instructions. If you’d like to setup an account, Senior Center membership is required to participate in Senior Mentor-on-the-Lake, Kirtland, and Kirtland Hills Residents
just call our office at (440) 974-5720, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- Center activities including classes, activities and programs. Non- Mentor has a reciprocal agreement with Mentor-on-the-Lake,
5 p.m. so we can verify your address, setup your account, and senior adults may register for programs at the Mentor Senior Kirtland, and Kirtland Hills that allows the residents of these
provide you with everything you need to get started. Please have Center. Please contact the center for details. communities to register for programs and pay the resident fee.
your email address, name, address, and phone, and the birth Residents of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Kirtland, and Kirtland Hills
dates of each family member available when you call. It’s as Senior Center Trip Refunds must wait until nonresident registration to register. Proof or
easy as that! Please choose your trips carefully. Once you have registered residency is a current utility bill with name and address on it and
Please note: Accounts are address-based. Only parents and for a trip there will be no full refunds unless the Senior Center a photo identification.
children residing at the same address may be placed in the same cancels the trip. An administrative fee of $10 for trips canceled
account. A utility bill and/or school report cards may be required by the customer. Trip refunds, less the administrative fee, will be Inclement Weather Cancellations
to verify residency. available until the date specified. Participants may transfer the We make every attempt to hold classes when scheduled.
full trip amount to another trip/class/program within the same Contact the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720 before 5
Confirmations and Cancellations season to avoid the administrative fee. Participants assume risk p.m. to inquire concerning inclement weather. Email blasts and
A receipt and/or course confirmation will be emailed to you of change in personal circumstances or health. After the cutoff twitter posts are also used to post information. Classes taught in
following registration. If a course is canceled by the City of date, there are no refunds unless the reservation can be resold. any of the Mentor Schools’ buildings are canceled whenever the
Mentor, you will be notified by phone or email. If the City cancels Mentor Schools are closed. In case of “Act of God” cancellations,
a course, we welcome you to transfer to another class within the People with Disabilities the Recreation Dept. reserves the right to terminate any class/
same season, or receive a full refund. It takes two to three weeks We encourage persons with disabilities to participate in all activity that results in less than the scheduled number of
to process a refund check. Credit card payees will receive credit programs offered by the Parks & Recreation Department. Please sessions, without issuing a refund.
on their account within a few days. notify us in advance if special arrangements should be arranged
in order to make participation possible. TDD available. Photo Policy
We often take photos of our programs, special events, camps
Wildwood Members and general activities. These photos are used exclusively by the
Current Wildwood Members may take a 10% discount off the City of Mentor and may appear in any of our publications, both
regularly charged fee (resident or nonresident) on all programs electronic and print, and our website.

MAIL TO: Mentor Recreation Department

City of Mentor Recreation
8500 Civic Center Blvd. REGISTRATION FORM
Mentor, Ohio 44060 Make checks payable to: City of Mentor
Reg Course Course
Registrant’s Name Birthday Program or Course Location Fee
Code Start Date Start Time

To receive a receipt, please provide an email address. All receipts will be emailed.

Registrant’s Address City/State/Zip

Phone Alternate Phone Email Address

If registrant is a minor, please provide:

Parent Name Daytime Phone

Parent Address City/State/Zip

Total Fee Enclosed $ Check Cash Credit Card # Exp

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Phone (440) 974-5720 • Cleveland Number (440) 942-8796 • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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City of Mentor
Department of Parks,
Recreation & Public Facilities
8500 Civic Center Boulevard
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Fall Registration:
Resident In-Person-August 23
Nonresident-August 26

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