Upcoming Events

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.

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Little Princess Valentine’s Dance
Friday, February 5, 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. Register by January 27 to receive a coupon for a free dessert from Bravo Cucina Italiana in Mentor. This event is sponsored by the City of Mentor’s Community Arts Commission. Space is limited, register early! Daughters age 4 and older, please. Call (440) 974-5720 to register.

Family Feud Night
Saturday, February 27, 6:30 pm, Mentor Beach Park
100 people were surveyed the question: Name the hottest new adult event in Mentor. The number one answer is…. Family Feud Night! Gather six of your closest family and friends and register for this fun-filled night of entertainment. Each team will get to play three games consisting of 2 rounds. We will keep track of points and the top two teams will go head to head in the championship round! Snacks and wash will be provided and you are welcome to bring your beverage of choice. Each team must have at least one Mentor resident on it. Don’t get shut out, get your team together and register early. Adults 21 + only. Team captain should register using  Fee is $120.00 per team of 6 due at the time of registration. Call (440) 974-5720 to register.

Wildwood Basketry Guild Presents WinterWeave 2016
Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28, Wildwood Cultural Center
WinterWeave 2016 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 27 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.

Cliff Hanger Mystery Evening
Friday, March 18, 7 – 9 p.m., Wildwood Cultural Center
Set in the 1940’s, there are gorgeous gals, startling clues, glamorous costumes, surprising twists and wickedly devious suspects in the elegant ambience of the Wildwood Estate. Writer Frank Krupa has crafted the classic style of Hollywood’s film noir genre into a live thriller complete with hors d’oeuvres and music. Are you able to untangle the web of deception, solve one “murder” and prevent another crime from taking place? Do the charming rooms of the Wildwood Estate Conceal hidden secrets that solve this cliffhanger Mystery? Be part of the glitz of this exclusive reception and wear your best 1940’s attire. This event takes place throughout the entire mansion. Call (440) 974-5720 to register.

Springtime Egg Hunt for Kids                      REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 1 AT 8 AM!
Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m., Wildwood Cultural Center
This is going to be one EGG-citing event! The Easter Bunny is coming and he’s hiding over 1,000 eggs! Enjoy this old-fashioned egg hunt complete with a visit with the Easter Bunny and a cookie-decorating station.
Pre-registration is required for this event and starts March 1. The last day to register is March 18 or when we reach our maximum capacity. No on-site registration will be accepted. Call (440) 974-5720 to register or register online here.

Adult Flashlight Dash Egg Hunt                            REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 1 AT 8 AM!
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., Black Brook Golf Course
Sure to be the best hour of fun in 2016, the Adult Flashlight Dash is a fast-paced, competitive all-out -sprint of an egg hunt just for adults 21 and over!
We’ll gather in the club house then head to the practice center (can you hear the Chariots of Fire music playing in the background?) then on the word GO, you’ll take off, flashlights in hand, to find as many of the 4,000 eggs hidden on the practice range as possible. More than 100 of those eggs will have really great prizes! This event fills up quickly, so register early! Snacks are included and adult beverages are available for purchase. Pre-registration is required. No on-site registration will be accepted. Call (440) 974-5720 beginning March 1 at 8 a.m. or register online here.

Senior Center Garage Sale
Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mentor Senior Center
Join us for this HUGE annual garage sale where you may find some wonderful treasures. Admission is free and baked goods and refreshments will be for sale.
If you are interested in selling your items, table space is available to non-seniors beginning March 1. The cost is $25 for a 6 foot table or $20 for a 5 foot table or a round table. Contact Mentor Senior Center at (440) 974-5725 for details.