Youth & Family Fun

Arts & Crafts at Collinwood Rec
Cultural arts classes are held at Collinwood Rec for children ages 8 and up; younger children with an adult. Free! For kids ages 8-17: Arts & Crafts, Mondays and Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m. Family clay, Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Family paper crafts, Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.   16300 Lakeshore Blvd.

Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts, for boys in grades 1-5, to have fun while learning skills that will help them later on. With a program tailored to match each age in a young boy’s life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. Boy Scouts is for boys 11 and up and turns good kids into tomorrow’s leaders. With more than 130 Merit Badges, Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. By first imagining, planning, then doing their own service projects, Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off.  www.beascout.org

BRICK! Kids Classes
Classes and workshops are held in BRICK’s state of the art ceramics studio located in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland, Ohio.  Students have access to pottery wheels, a mold-making area, a slab-roller, clay and studio glazes.  Class fees for long term classes include one 25 pound bag of clay, glaze, tools, instruction, and kiln firings in the large gas kiln or several electric kilns.
Visit the website for class schedule and to register or call 216-744-4689.

BRICK Ceramic + Design Studio, 420 E 161 St.

Cleveland Baseball Federation
Presented in partnership with the Cleveland Division of Recreation, the program is free and the season runs June 5-July 29. Uniforms and equipment are provided. Practices and games are at Humphrey Park. Register at Collinwood Rec Center or call (216) 420-8323.

T-Ball Boys and girls ages 4-7; Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.
Coach Pitch (Rookie) Boys and girls ages 8-11; Fridays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Little F Baseball Boys and girls, ages 9-12; Tuesday & Thursday. 5 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.
Big F Baseball Boys and girls ages 13-14; Monday & Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Girls Fast Pitch Softball Ages 15-18, Monday & Thursday at 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Mickey Mantle Baseball Boys ages 15-16; Tuesday & Thursday  at 6 p.m.
Connie Mack Baseball Boys ages 17-19; Monday & Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Girl Scouts                  
Girl Scouts—We believe in the Power of G.I.R.L.
What’s a G.I. R.L.? She’s a Go-getter, an Innovator, a Risk Taker and a Leader. Girls in grades K through 12 can explore their talents, build on their strengths, and make their community a better place through Girl Scouts. Join or start a troop, or go to camp. Volunteer training available now in the community, and at camp, August 10-12. More at www.gsneo.org/join.
Girl Scouts—Welcome to Daisy   An introduction to Girl Scouts for girls going into Kindergarten. Reserve your spot in a troop, receive a patch, certificate, and free admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Girl Scout Day.  Learn more at www.gsneo.org/daisy.

Imagination Factory
Vacation bible school for children Kindergarten-5th grade. To sign up, call 216-692-1388 or stop by. The Salvation Army, 17625 Grovewood Ave.

It’s a Mystery
Children in grades K-6 will explore the mysteries of rainforests, oceans and space. Weekdays, June 12-Aug 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $350. Call for details, 216.692.1388 or stop by to register. The Salvation Army, 17625 Grovewood Ave.

Karate
For children ages 8 and up at Collinwood Rec Center. Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. Free!  16300 Lakeshore Blvd. • (216) 420-8323

Learn to Swim-Cleveland
Register in person at the pool of your choice. Lessons are held 12-12:45 p.m.

Session 1—Wednesdays, June 28-July 19. Session 2—Fridays, July 21-August 4.
16300 Lakeshore Blvd. • (216) 420-8323

Performing Arts Summer Workshops

Youth ages ages 10-16 will explore rock band, acting, singing, writing plays and songs. Monday-Friday, June 12-July 21, 9 a.m.-Noon. $75/week. Register online, shoreculturalcentre.com, or call 216-421-5699. Shore Cultural Centre, 219 E. 222nd Street, Euclid

Playground Fun & Games
Playing is serious fun with city staff bringing games, crafts and even lunch. Free, come out and play at Mark Tromba Park at Mandalay & Rudyard, south of St. Clair Ave.  and Duggan Park, Green Road & Euclid Ave. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • June 12th -August 4th.

Read up! Rise Up! with Cleveland Public Library
Celebrate the power of STREAM—science, technology, reading, engineering, arts & math! Children from birth through age 18 earn points for reading and participating in fun activities all summer long. Weekly events at your favorite branch add to the fun. Earn tickets for our grand prize drawings as you achieve summer reading goals. Register online at readingclub.cpl.org or at your branch. See branch for complete schedule.
Collinwood Branch Library  856 East 152nd • Tuesdays, some Thursdays with Mr. T at 1 p.m.
Memorial-Nottingham Branch Library  17109 Lake Shore Blvd. • Wednesdays with Miss Libby at 1 p.m.

The Rock
Teen-friendly bible lessons and fun games for youth ages 12-17.
Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m.  The Salvation Army, 17625 Grovewood Ave.

Shore Cultural Centre Kids’ Classes
Classes in dance, pottery, visual arts, martial arts, and music for kids aged 4 and up, all at reasonable prices. Visit shoreculturalcentre.com/programs or call (216) 289-8578 for more information.

Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid

Summer Music Camp
Music, crafts, games, stories, snacks, and more. Free for all children, Kindergarten-8th grade. June 12-16, daily, 1-4 p.m. Questions or to register, email  epiphanyeuclid@sbcglobal.net or call 216-731-1316. Come, make a joyful noise!
Church of the Epiphany, 21000 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid • www.epiphanyeuclid.org

Together We Can
Looking for a summer camp to support a grieving child? Hospice of the Western Reserve’s bereavement center offers Together We Can, a children’s grief support camp for ages 6-13 in the beautiful natural setting of Red Oak Camp in Kirtland. Camp transportation for residents of Collinwood and surrounding communities will be provided from Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Lakeshore campus on E. 185th St. The camp will be held June 6-8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Children interact with other children who are going through a similar experience, and can share their feelings in a safe, supportive environment. Creative play and a variety of outdoor activities are a part of the healing experience. The camp is led by grief support professionals experienced in working with children. To register or for more information, call 216.486.6838

Youth Tennis Lessons
Youth ages 8-17 can take free lessons Monday-Thursday at Humphrey Park courts. June 12-August 3. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Two sessions per day, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Free. Register at Collinwood Rec Center.
Humphrey Park, north side of Grovewood Ave. between E. 161st and E. 164th.