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Kirtland Community

For more information on upcoming events, classes and recreation, please see the latest Kirtland Newsletter.


April

Egg Hunt

March 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for the annual Kirtland Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th. The outdoor hunt begins promptly at 11 a.m. for Kirtland children age 10 and younger (adult chaperones required). Kids should bring Easter baskets (or a bag) to collect eggs. A prize basket is awarded to the child that finds the Golden Egg. In case of inclement weather, eggs are handed out indoors on a first-come, first-served basis until they are gone. The event is free and registration is not required.

Join us before the Easter Egg Hunt for a visit with the Easter Bunny, live rabbits, games, and crafts. Donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate will be available (for a nominal fee) from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Babysitting Basics

April 21, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per child

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Babysitting Basics is for Kirtland teens who will be babysitting this summer and want to learn the basics of sound childcare. The class covers the business aspect of babysitting, age appropriate activities, and staying safe while in charge of children. The Kirtland Fire Department teaches basic first aid, injury prevention, and what to do in emergency situations. This class is only offered once a year, before summer vacation. This class is geared toward the first-time babysitter in fifth or sixth grade.


May

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018
10 a.m.

The parade steps off from Kirtland High School, proceeds south on SR 306, and concludes at the Kirtland Veterans Memorial located between the Library and City Hall.

A ceremony is held at the Veterans Memorial. There are also short services at the North and South Cemeteries. Scout groups and children are invited to participate in the parade with or without decorated bicycles.

The Barber Williams American Legion Post 609 sponsors a community cookout at the Kirtland Community Center Pavilion located at 7900 Euclid Chardon Road immediately following the ceremonies.


June

Safety Town

June 11-14, 2018
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $25 per child

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Safety Town is a national safety awareness program designed to teach young children how to prevent accidents and how to react in dangerous situations. It is intended for children who are entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall. Safety Town is Monday through Thursday for one week. On Thursday, families are invited to a graduation ceremony and family picnic at 11:30 a.m.

Parents and participants are invited to an orientation with the instructor and staff on Friday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. The orientation is optional and designed to familiarize children with the counselors and classroom setting.

Junior Olympics

June 18-20, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

June 21, 2018 – track meet
9:00a.m.

Cost: $12 per child

Kirtland children aged 6-13 are invited to participate in the annual Junior Olympics Track and Field Meet. The meet includes traditional track and field events. Supervised practices are held prior to the event to teach participants specific event techniques. First place finishers in each event and age group qualify to compete in the county meet in Perry.

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October

Kirtland Senior Center Open House & Preschoolers Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 5 from 11:30-1:00

The Kirtland Community and Senior Center is hosting a Halloween Carnival custom made for preschoolers and younger, parents, and grandparents (and even great-grandparents!). The event includes games, an outdoor trick-or-treat path, and kids get to make a trick-or-treat bag. We serve hot dogs, apples, popcorn, and donuts and cider from Patterson's. Everyone is invited to wear a costume! Barring emergencies, the Kirtland Fire Department will attend so kids can get up close to the trucks! Joining in the fun is Eb the Big Bubble guy! Kids will love seeing giant bubbles, bigger than their bodies!

This day is also the annual Senior Center Open House. Adults 55 and better are invited to stop by (with or without grandchildren) and see what the Kirtland Senior Center has to offer. We will provide information on our activities as well as a free seated massage, reflexology, and polarity. Try your hand at a mini watercolor painting as well. Become a member on this day and it is good for the rest of 2018 and all of 2019!

This multigenerational event is FREE for everybody and is held on Friday, October 5 from 11:30 to 1:00 at the Kirtland Community and Senior Center (7900 Euclid-Chardon Road). Registration and Kirtland residency is not required. Just show up! Contact the Center with questions! (440) 256-4711 or Communitycenter@kirtlandohio.com

Community Shred Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9 a.m. to Noon
Kirtland Community and Senior Center
7900 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094

Rain or shine—bring your documents to be shredded for FREE! All Kirtland residents are welcome to bring up to 3 banker's size boxes. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed in advance. Proof of residency is REQUIRED (i.e. drivers' license or utility bill).

A banker's box size is 15 x 12 x 10—a box that is roughly the height and width of letter size file folders and 10 inches long. Please bring documents in a container that can be discarded.

Newspapers, magazines and electronic equipment (towers free of hard drives, keyboards, printers and fax machines only—no monitors or hard drives) will also be collected.

Halloween Door to Door Trick or Treating

Wednesday, October 31
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


December

Donuts with Santa...in your Pajamas!

Saturday, December 8 from 10:00-11:30
ages 10 & under

Santa Claus is making a special appearance in Kirtland! Bring your camera and take a photo with the Big Guy...in your pajamas! No need to even get dressed! Wear your favorite holiday pajamas and keep your morning cozy! Crafts, activities, and games are offered for the kids as well. All kids will have the option to make a craft that can be wrapped and gifted to someone special. Enter the door prize drawing to win a Christmas tree from Pumpkinville!

Donuts, Hot Chocolate, and Coffee-Sponsored by the Kirtland Senior Center

Enjoy a yummy donut from Patterson's and hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, and candy canes. Adults can enjoy fresh coffee with an assortment of flavored creamers (bring your favorite mug!). Donations only.

Holiday Basket Donations—Sponsored by Kirtland Area Service Council

Bring in your non-perishable food donation for the Kirtland Area Service Council. Donations are used for the annual holiday baskets distributed to Kirtland residents in need. Monetary donations may be sent to City Hall at 9301 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094. Make checks payable to Kirtland Area Service Council.

For more information, contact the Community Center at 256-4711 or CommunityCenter@kirtlandohio.com Event is held at the Kirtland Community Center at 7900 Euclid-Chardon Road.

 

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