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Parks & Recreation News (Feb. 5, 2017)

Published: February 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Celebrate Arts Day at Quirk Cultural Center

There's no school Feb. 20 so come be an artist for the day at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave. Children ages 6 to 12 will experience ceramics, painting, culinary arts, dancing, music, a take-home craft, and special dance performance by ArtSparks' performance group TNT. Fee includes a T-shirt, pizza lunch, and all the art supplies needed for the day. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425 for prices and to register.

Senior activities

If you are over 50 and are looking for some camaraderie, fun and activity, come to the Quirk Center and try any program being offered. Just to name a few: Bocce is played on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. You can get some low impact exercise indoors. If you want to use your brain, then Mah Jong is the game for you - an Oriental tile game full of strategy. There is always someone to help you learn the game which takes place on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Ceramic classes are available on a drop in basis. Ceramics is offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Participants can pay a class fee per day which includes use of tools, paints, and instruction. Greenware is additional.

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Enjoy an afternoon of social bingo on the first and third Fridays at 1 p.m. Lunch concessions are available. Cards of different variety can be found on any given day of the week Monday- bridge, Tuesday euchre, Thursday social poker, Fridays games of choice. Friday pinochle is looking for more players.

For more information on these and other senior activities, call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971-8225 or online at www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.

Card making

So many of us want to make cards but do not have the time so why not try it one time a month. Every month you can create five different cards. Supplies included. All you need to bring is your scissors and some adhesives.

February class is scheduled for Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. -noon. Cards are on display at the Quirk Cultural Center where class takes place. Pre-registration is required with a fee. A class fee is payable to instructor at time of registration (includes all supplies).

To register, call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971- 8225 or online at www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.

AARP TaxAide

Many senior adults and low-income residents have used the AARP tax assistance program over the years. However due to a change in the IRS program that AARP TaxAide uses, the following locations have no available appointments for the remainder of this season: Quirk Cultural Center, Akron Main Library, Maple Valley, Northwest, Green, and Twinsburg Libraries.

The program is a volunteer-based program and can only handle so many participants.

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