Enjoy meeting new people and visiting new places with a group? Falls Travel Club is open for all. The next membership meeting will be July 6 at 1 p.m. The program will be the Wild Oats Band. Refreshments following. The club will also be taking registration for the following trips: Progressive Winery Tour on Aug. 10 - call Eunice at 330-850-5434. Rabbit Run Theater; "Into the Woods" and Dinner on Aug. 25 call Carol at 330-923-0884. Also upcoming is an overnight trip to Gettysburg, Pa. (most haunted tour) on Oct. 21 22. Call Janet at 330-971-8426.
It's summer and you may need to fix and maybe need some assistance by learning some woodworking skills. Why not attend a Woodshop Orientation Class at Quirk Cultural Center? The next evening class will be July 12 from 7 9 p.m. A participant will learn the usage and safety of each machine which includes saws, routers, and a press. There is a small class fee paid the night of class. After the orientation class is completed you may work independently in the workshop by purchasing a user card which is good for five visits.
Adult Pottery -- Beginners
A new short class for beginners called Pottery Technique will be offered at the Quirk Cultural Center. New participants will benefit from individual attention to perfecting their skill. Class is scheduled for Tuesdays from 7 9:30 p.m., July 11 - 25. Registration is required with a fee which includes firing and glazes. Clay is an additional cost.
Youth Art Media -- New
Have kids take a break from TV and video games and learn different medium art techniques: painting, drawing, mural work, and more. Each month is a different media. The July class is scheduled for July 11. Ages 4 8 meet from 10 - 11 a.m. while ages 9 14 are from 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. There is a fee and participants can register at www.byebyebluegallery.com under class reservations. Registrations cannot be done over the phone or in person. Class is held at the Quirk Cultural Center.
Falls Farmers' Market
Come to the Farmers' Market in the Falls July 7 for a free market bag. The first 100 customers win a free Farmers' Market tote bag. The market opens at 3 p.m., so get there early. Start the weekend off right, stop by and experience all the benefits of buying locally grown fresh products. There will be a diverse selection of products from produce, baked goods, breads, vegetable and fruit plants, flowers and seeds, natural beauty products, knife sharpening, and live music provided by local artist, Sam Curfman. For a complete list of vendors and special events, or to become a vendor visit our web page at www.cityofcf.com.
Second concert at Keyser Park
Join the Cuyahoga Falls community for the second concert of the series: July 9 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free to attend; attendees just pay for food at one or more of the many delicious food trucks. Food trucks include: The Square Scullery, The Orange Trk, Zydeco Bistro, Stone Pelican, Beef and Barley, Metropolis Popcorn, The Main Squeeze Lemonade, and Rita's. The July 9 lineup:
The opening act is Akron Big Band and the main act is The McCartney Project.
Bring a chair or blanket to the concert.
Music in the Parks is July 3
Sit back and enjoy some great music at Keyser Park on July 3 at 7:30 p.m. as the Cuyahoga Community Band presents a summer concert. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, the event is free. Take a lawn chair or blanket to the outdoor concert. In case of rain, all concerts will be moved to the Quirk Cultural Center in the theater.
Adult tennis lessons
The Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department will offer adult tennis lessons beginning July 12 at the tennis courts at Falls High. Beginner classes meet from 6:15 -7:30 p.m. and Intermediate classes meet from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Beginner classes will teach you forehand, backhand, serve, net play, overhead, scorekeeping, doubles and singles play. Intermediates will focus on topspin, slice, singles and doubles strategy, drills and play. Players should bring a new can of balls to the first lesson. Registration is being taken at the Parks and Recreation Office, Quirk Cultural Center or online at www.cityofcf.com\parksandrec. Pre-registration is required, no sign ups at the courts.
Youth tennis lessons
The Parks and Recreation Department will offer progressive tennis instruction for ages 7-17 beginning the week of July 10. Three skill levels are offered. Participants need their own racquet. Refer to the following descriptions. All registration will take place at the Parks and Recreation Office, the Quirk Cultural Center or online at www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec. Registration deadline is one day prior to each start date, no sign ups at the courts. All fees include T-shirt and entry into the Youth Tournament following the lessons. All lessons are now being held at the courts at Falls High. All lessons are July 10-26 (Mon. &andWed.) or July 11-27 (Tues. and Thurs.).
Beginner Level (elementary and middle school aged participants)
For players with little or no experience playing tennis. Basic strokes such as forehand, backhand, serving and net play will be covered. Basic technique will be stressed. This class meets for one hour twice a week (8:45-9:45 a.m.) for three weeks.
Junior Varsity Level (middle school and high school aged participants)
For players who have taken lessons before. Drills in this level are geared to improve the player's consistency, learn court strategy, and perfect the proper form of all the strokes. This class meets one and a half hours twice a week (10 11:30 a.m.), for three weeks.
Varsity Level (high school aged participants)
For players who have played high school tennis. This level is for serious players who want to improve all aspects of their game. Topspin, backspin, court strategy, ball placement, and the mental aspects of the game are covered. This class meets one and a half hours twice a week (11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.), for three weeks.
Junior tennis lessons
The Parks and Recreation Department will offer a modified tennis program boys and girls ages 5-8 on Fridays, beginning July 14 at the courts at Falls High. Choose from a 10 - 10:45 a.m. or 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. class time.
Participants will need a racquet and will receive a t-shirt. Pre-registration is required, no sign ups at the court.
New! Dance and gymnastics classes starting July 8
For kids who like to move and parents who don't want to spend a fortune on gymnastics classes, the Parks and Recreation Department will offer a new session of Saturday dance and gymnastics classes beginning July 8-Aug. 19 (no class Aug. 5) at the Quirk Cultural Center, at 1201 Grant Ave.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Office for fee information. The following classes are being offered:
Pre Ballet (age 4-6) 9 9:45 a.m.
Tap, Tumbling and Jazz I (age 4-6) 9:45 10:45 a.m.
Tap, Tumbling and Jazz II (age 6-8) 10:45 11:45 a.m.
Gymnastics I (age 6-12) noon - 1 p.m.
Gymnastics II (age 6-12) 1- 2 p.m.
Beginner Ballet (age 6-8) 2 2:45 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
For class cost and more information, call the Quirk Cultural Center at 30-971-8425 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971-8225 or online at www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.