At Mentor Parks & Recreation Department, we’re always working on a new program, special event or fun family activity. Check this section often to find out what’s new, what’s coming up and when to mark your calendar for our next exciting activity.
Wildwood Cultural Center 34th Holiday Display & Craft Show
Sunday, December 8, 10 am – 4 pm, Wildwood Cultural Center
Entertainment * Refreshments* Fine Arts & Crafts
Many wonderful holiday items for sale from over 25 vendors including wreaths and swags, gingerbreads, live greenery, baked goods, ornaments, stockings and much, much more. Purchase live greenery from the Wildwood Garden Club and enjoy holiday music with the Wildwood Singers. Sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center and the Community Arts Commission. For more information, contact (440) 974-5735. Admission: $1 – Children Free Holiday Display Flyer
Wildwood Singers FREE Annual Holiday Concert
Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm, Mentor Senior Center
To help get you into the holiday spirit, the Wildwood Singers present a collection of traditional and contemporary holiday songs for you to enjoy! Listen, and sing along, to the holiday favorites at this annual free concert. The concert is sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center and the Community Arts Commission. For more information, please call the Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735. No tickets required! Holiday Concert Flyer
Lake County Chili Open
Saturday January 25, Tee Times Begin At 9 a.m.
Black Brook Golf Course
Golfers – mark calendars! Here’s your chance to play in the biggest golf event this winter. Every golfer has played in a summer tournament, but how many have played in January? You’ll play nine snowy, fun holes of golf followed by a warm bowl of chili, hot dogs, and hot chocolate. Golfers will be challenged to drive shots across frozen tundra and putt balls laden with ice. You’ll hit orange golf balls to snow covered greens on the 9-hole course of 60 – 100 yard holes. Gift certificates for 18 holes will be awarded to the three winning teams. The cost to enter the Chili Open is $18 which includes golf fees, orange golf balls, food, and hot chocolate. The Chili Open is sponsored by the City of Mentor with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Lake County. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling United Way of Lake County at (440) 352-3166. If the course is not covered with snow we will play the normal yardage so bring your whole set of clubs. Must register to play by January 22. For more information on this event or to register, call Mentor Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720. Registration is going on now!
Mentor Skate Day
Sunday, February 1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Mentor Ice Arena
The Mentor Ice Arena will host Mentor Skate Day in observance of National Skating Month. This special event will includes free ice skating lessons, free skate rental, skating skills exhibition, open skating, contests and prizes. Pre-registration is not required. Admission is $4 per person and skate rental is free.
Little Princess Valentine’s Dance
Friday, February 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Mentor Senior Center
Dads, treat your daughter or granddaughter to a very special Valentine’s Day memory she will never forget. At our Little Princess Valentine’s Dance, you and your “little princess” will have a wonderful evening of dance, music, cookies & punch and memorable fun. Join us for something special! DJ music and entertainment will be provided. This event is sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Community Arts Commission. Daughters age 4 and older, please. Fee is $12 per person for Mentor residents and $15 per person for nonresidents. Registration for this event begins December 2 for Mentor residents and December 3 for nonresidents. Call (440) 974-5720 or register online at www.cityofmentor.com/play.
Preschool Pajama Party
Friday, February 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Wildwood Cultural Center
Get on your pajamas, bring your blanket and a stuffed animal, and join us for the biggest, best preschool pajama party around! Just for kids ages 3 – 6 and a parent, this special event will incorporate games, activities, snacks and a movie before it’s time to go home and go to bed! Pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $12 per child for Mentor residents and $15 per child for nonresidents. Registration for this event begins December 2 for Mentor residents and December 3 for nonresidents. Call (440) 974-5720 or register online at www.cityofmentor.com/play.
Father & Daughter Skate
Saturday, February 8, 12 – 3:30 p.m., Mentor Ice Arena
Dads and their daughters, ages 3 and older, will enjoy a great afternoon of fun at Mentor Ice Arena where games and activities, lunch, skating and even a keepsake photo opportunity will take place from 12 – 3:30 pm. In addition, a special gift will be presented to each child. Registration is required; fee is $10 per person. Call (440) 974-5730 to register by phone or visit www.cityofmentor.com/play to register online 24/7 beginning December 2 for residents and December 3 for nonresidents.
Wildwood Basketry Guild Presents WinterWeave 2014
Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, Times vary, Wildwood Cultural Center
WinterWeave 2014 will bring together amateur and professional weavers from all over the country for a spectacular winter weekend of weaving, designing and learning. Basket weaving demonstration will be open to the public on Saturday, February 22 from 1-3 p.m. Admission is free for observers. Information on upcoming basketry classes at Wildwood Cultural Center will also be available. For more information, log on to www.winterweave.com or call the Wildwood Cultural Center at (440) 974-5735.