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Tuesday February 20, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Transportation Training
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Strength & Balance - Strength & Balance Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Bedford Rotary Lunch
 
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM    Senior Volunteer Program - Senior Volunteers - Weekly Toddler/Preschool Play Group
Join our Volunteer Crew! Use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer capacities! We are looking for Senior Volunteers to help us with our existing community programming and possibly even develop new and exciting offerings! Add another healthy habit to your routine; volunteer!We are currently looking for volunteers for: Knitting/Crochet/Embroidery/Quilting, Special Event Helpers for various senior programs and community events, card-cutting for our Greeting Card Collection Drive, Gym Monitors for Preschool Play... etc. You tell us! Share your talent and hobbies with others!Contact Sarah at 440-735-6570 to learn more! Volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and may be subject to a background check when working with youth participants.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Parent & Child Play Group - Parent & Child Play Group Winter/Spring Session
This program builds your child’s gross motor, creativity, spatial awareness and coordination through play and movement. Meet other local parents and share ideas and support.  Ages 2-5 This program is led by a volunteer and/or parents Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9 (No gym 3/19) Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fee: Free 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Binge Watchers Club - Binge Watchers: Julia Season 1
Spend your afternoon binge watching your favorite on-demand series or discover something new! Stay afterwards and discuss your theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers! Snacks will be provided.Julia - Season 1Inspired by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” which pioneered the modern cooking show. This HBO MAX comedy drama series is about Child's dreams and aspirations to ensure that every housewife has access to her wonderful recipes. Child has shown the world that a housewife like her has the power to influence the lives of others and portray her talent to the world without any hint of hesitation. The period drama set in the 1960s, the series explores a pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural evolution. Dates: Tuesdays Time: 1:00 pmLocation: Ellenwood Center Room 1 February 13 — Episodes 1 & 2February 20 — Episodes 3 & 4February 27 — SKIP THIS DATEMarch 5— Episodes 5 & 6March 12 — Episodes 7 & 8
 
5:45 PM - 6:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 5:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Stretch & Recovery - Stretch & Recovery Winter Session
Embark on a journey of self-care and restoration. Experience a soothing and rejuvenating class designed to help you unwind, release tension, and promote overall well-being. The class combines static and dynamic stretching and breathwork to enhance flexibility, alleviate muscle tightness, improve range of motion and promote a deep sense of calm. Suitable for individuals of all fitness levels. Bring a yoga mat.  Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 or Room 9 Winter Session Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 Spring Session Dates: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Canvas Painting (Adaptive) - Adaptive Painting - Lovely Tree
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.Ages 14+. Melinda from So-So Artsy will give step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful painting. All supplies included. No experience required. This will be creative and fun!
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Bedford Lions Club
 
6:45 PM - 7:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 6:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
Wednesday February 21, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Transportation Training
 
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Skeeball League - Fall/Winter Skeeball League
Join our Skeeball League and compete with your friends and make new friends along the way. You don't have to be skilled to have a great time! Skee-Ball is an arcade game that is played by rolling a ball up an inclined lane and over a "ball-hop" hump that jumps the ball into bullseye rings. Players will roll 3 games and keep their top 2 scores. There is also fun bonus games to add points to your weekly total. We are looking for new and veteran skeeballers to play in our fall/winter league. We are accepting 2-person teams or individuals looking for a partner. No prior experience is needed.  Location: Ellenwood Center – Room 2Dates: First & Third (and Fifth) Wednesday of each monthTime: 9:30 am - 11:30 amBeginning: September 6Fee: Free; Bedford Senior Club members only
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Lunch & Learn - L-O-V-E Lunch & Learn
Join us for lunch and a great historic presentation. Deadline for these programs will be one week prior or until all seats are sold. There will be limited seating and registration is required for these presentations. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Menu is subject to change. Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLocation: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Bedford Senior Club members        $15 for non-members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*The Evolution of L-O-V-E & TraditionsStep into the enchanting world of romance as we embark on a journey through time, exploring the captivating history of St. Valentine and the profound evolution of love. In this presentation, we will unravel the stories, myths, and cultural influences that have shaped our understanding of love.  We will serve one of Valentine’s Day popular dinners: Spaghetti carbonara, salad, breadstick and a slice of strawberry cheesecake. Presentation by the Largely Literary Theater Company. Total Solar Eclipse of 2024April 8, 2024 will mark the first time in many years that a Total Solar Eclipse is visible in northeast Ohio. Learn about important times and best places to view this once-in-a lifetime event. Also, we will talk about safety precautions in seeing a solar eclipse. Every attendee will receive a pair of safe shade direct sun viewing glasses for the upcoming event! Lunch menu: Chicken with creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dark chocolate eclipse cake. Presentation by Carl Quatraro with Speaking on Q. Stephen King and The Shawshank Redemption"The Shawshank Redemption Revealed," author and Largely Literary co-founder Mark Dawidziak presents a program based on his 2019 book. Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption" has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB's list of most-loved movies. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for the book, talking to King, Darabont, Robbins and Freeman, as well as extras, supporting players and behind-the-scenes talent. Lunch menu TBA. The Unknown Story of Doris DayJoin us as we uncover the layers of Doris Day's life beyond the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood spotlight. Learn the true story of her turbulent life masked by a gorgeous smile. Topics include her childhood, four marriages, motherhood and even a connection to the Manson murders! Lunch menu TBA. Presentation by Susan Cannavino from Presentations with Pizzazz. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Chair Yoga Serenity - Chair Yoga Winter Session
Embark on a journey of gentle movement and relaxation. Seated comfortably in a chair or using it as a prop, participants will experience the rejuvenating effects of yoga postures, stretches, and breathwork in a supportive and inclusive environment. The nature of this class ensures that individuals with varying physical abilities can comfortably participate. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks and bands can be borrowed from instructor.      Instructor: Yvonne Williams, certified Yoga instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20  Spring Session Dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$10 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Spring session: $65 Resident/$75 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
5:45 PM - 6:35 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Bearcub PK-K 5:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
6:45 PM - 7:35 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Bearcubs PK-K 6:45 pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
Thursday February 22, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Transportation Training
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Walking Club with UH - UH Walking Club
You are invited to join us for a morning of walking and talking to decrease stress, increase endurance, strengthen bones, manage your weight, and improve overall health. A workout for the mind, body, and soul.To Register call University Hospital 440-735-2559Thursdays - dates are listed in the monthly UH Age Well Be Well newsletters and Bedford Senior Club Newsletters Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 amMeet at the Ellenwood Center Archibald Willard Pavilion124 Ellenwood Avenue, Bedford(Walking inside the center on dates with cold/inclement weather)
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Reach with Rhythm Workout - Reach with Rhythm Workout 2023-2024
Seniors wanting to sit up, shape up, and have fun while listening to great music will enjoy this low-impact chair aerobics aiming to stretch, strengthen, and tone your muscles. Space is limited to 30 participants. Dates: Thursdays beginning September 7Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLocation: Ellenwood GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members$3 per class for non-members or register for the entire session for $75*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball League - Womens Winter Session 2 Pickleball League
Paddle up and join the excitement of our intermediate Pickleball League! Whether you've been playing for a while or have recently advanced from beginner status, this league caters to those seeking a more challenging and strategic playing experience and engage in friendly, competitive match-ups. Join a community of players who enjoy the sport and in a fun atmosphere.Facilitator: Rich Abston, certified Pickleball instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium Fee:  Free to Bedford Senior Club members / $20 for non-members per session Each league is limit to 8 players.*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
5:45 PM - 6:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 5:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Exploring STEAM Workshops  - STEAM: Circuits & Conductivity
Step into the world of endless possibilities with our Exploring STEAM workshops! Register for one or all three evenings! These workshops are designed to inspire curiosity, foster creativity, and ignite a passion for learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Each workshop encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration on an exciting project. All sessions are hands-on and do not require previous coding or circuit experience.  Grades 3-6 Instructor: Matt Skvasik, STEAM and technology instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Room 3 Circuits & Conductivity Session: Thursday, February 22 Video Game Coding Session: Thursday, February 29 Music Creation & Coding: Thursday, April 18 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Fee per Workshop: $5 Resident/$7 Non-Resident  Circuits and Conductivity Did you know you can make an instrument out of a banana using conductivity and simple circuits? Explore the basics of circuits, conductivity and electricity to interact with physical items.  Video Game Coding Make your own playable video game using code and online tools using SCRATCH. Then challenge your friends to play your own video game creations. Bring a flashdrive to save your game and play at home.  Music Creation & Coding  Do you love to make your own music? Make your own electronic music by using code, and loops to create your own original songs. Exploring STEAM Workshops are offered in partnership with 
 
6:45 PM - 7:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 6:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
Friday February 23, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Transportation Training
 
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    Strength & Core - Strength & Core Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Silver Screen Seniors - Fresh Film - Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022)
Join us for a weekly film. Light snacks and refreshments included. Limited seating, registration required.  Free to Bedford Resident Seniors.Movie starts at 1:00pmEllenwood Center – Room 1"Throwback Theatre" a movie from our past: First Friday of the month"Fresh Films" a newly released movie: Second & Fourth Friday of the month"Infotainment" a documentary film: Third Friday of the month"Viewer's Choice" a film recommended by our regular viewers: Fifth Friday of select monthsWe may add other film dates by special request or to offer a second viewing of a popular film. 
 
Saturday February 24, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Gentle Yoga Flow - Gentle Yoga Winter Session
This class is an invitation to slow down, unwind, and explore the rejuvenating benefits of yoga through a series of gentle, flowing movements, breath awareness, and mindful relaxation. This program promotes flexibility, balance, and a sense of inner calm. Suitable for everyone, including beginners, seniors, or those recovering from injury. The class is adaptable to various fitness levels, ensuring a safe and inclusive space for all participants. Bring a yoga mat.    Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Saturdays, January 13, 20, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16 (No class 1/27) Spring Session Dates: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance    *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Rozier Family Repass
 
Monday February 26, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Transportation Training
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Senior Line Dancing - Senior Line Dancing 2024
This lively group of seniors, led by volunteer instructor Jeanne Stainbrook, meets every Monday from 10:30 - 11:30am at Ellenwood Recreation Center to get a little exercise and to socialize. Fee: Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advanceSpace is limited to 30 participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Knitting & Crochet Connection - Knitting Connection
Knitting Connection: Community Giving ProjectJoin Bedford Downtown Alliance’s Community Giving Project this winter season by knitting mittens, scarves and hats to help others stay warm through a “Mitten Fence.” Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Needles, yarn and patterns will be supplied.Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1Dates: Weekly on MondaysTime: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmFee: Free
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Afterschool Open Gym Basketball - Winter Open Gym Grades 7-9 (Mondays)
Registered participants are able to practice their basketball skills and enjoy friendly pickup games with their peers in a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere for all skill levels. Space is limited. Please change into your basketball shoes to avoid tracking water and dirt onto the court.  Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Register online or in-person with a parent. Must register for the entire session. Daily drop-ins not accepted. No Refunds. Dates, times, and fees are subject to change without notice.  Grades 4-6 Spring Session Dates: Thursdays, April 4-May 30  Spring Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident  *No winter session due to Jr. Cavs Basketball season    Grades 7-9  Winter Session Dates: Mondays, January 22-March 25 (No gym 2/19) Winter Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident Spring Session Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, April 1-May 29 (No gym 4/8, 5/27) Spring Session Fee: $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident 
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Basketball Practice Jr. Cavs Grades 5-6
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Local Motion with Jaki: Aerobic Line Dancing - Local Motion Line Dancing Winter/Spring Session
This program will make you sweat while having a fun cardio experience to a musical fusion of club and urban dance styles. This program is for beginners and experienced dancers.  Instructor: Jaki Ward Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 Dates: Mondays, January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 (No class 1/15, 2/19, 3/18) Time: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-Resident Fee for entire session: $85 Resident/$95 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Jacob's Ladder Boxing Basics (Adaptive) - Jacob's Ladder Boxing Basics
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.A 60-minute program that teaches the basics of boxing: stance, punches, conditioning, footwork, combinations.  It is about individual development; not sparring. This program is for youth ages 15+ and adults with special needs. Instructors: Jake D’Orazio, certified boxing and fitness instructorAssisted by Tony D’Orazio, certified fitness instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium 124 Ellenwood Ave.Bedford 44146 Fee: Bedford Resident $15       Non-Resident $30 You can also join Jacob’s Ladder 321 Virtual Workouts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Zoom! Register by emailing rich@dsaneo.org for Zoom invitation.*Program pricing has been reduced for Bedford Residents with financial support from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
 
Tuesday February 27, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Strength & Balance - Strength & Balance Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Bedford Rotary
 
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM    Senior Volunteer Program - Senior Volunteers - Weekly Toddler/Preschool Play Group
Join our Volunteer Crew! Use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer capacities! We are looking for Senior Volunteers to help us with our existing community programming and possibly even develop new and exciting offerings! Add another healthy habit to your routine; volunteer!We are currently looking for volunteers for: Knitting/Crochet/Embroidery/Quilting, Special Event Helpers for various senior programs and community events, card-cutting for our Greeting Card Collection Drive, Gym Monitors for Preschool Play... etc. You tell us! Share your talent and hobbies with others!Contact Sarah at 440-735-6570 to learn more! Volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and may be subject to a background check when working with youth participants.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Parent & Child Play Group - Parent & Child Play Group Winter/Spring Session
This program builds your child’s gross motor, creativity, spatial awareness and coordination through play and movement. Meet other local parents and share ideas and support.  Ages 2-5 This program is led by a volunteer and/or parents Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9 (No gym 3/19) Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fee: Free 
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Healing Arts Workshops - Love Notes Jewelry
Healing Arts Workshops provide a creative outlet for the grief of a loved one.  These workshops are for grief recovery and not a crafting program. Space is very limited. No art experience is necessary.Love Notes JewelryWrite Valentines Day notes to your loved one on the back of strips of painted muslin, roll them up, and make these “beads” into a pin, bracelet, necklace, or rear-view window hanger. Only you will know that your piece of jewelry contains secret messages!Instructor: Mollie Borgione, Board Certified Art Therapist from Western Reserve Grief ServicesLocation: Ellenwood Center Room 1 Date: Tuesday, February 27Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm This program is free and is for Bedford Senior Club Members only. Must register in advance.Art for Relaxation: Relax-O-DoodlesDoodling is usually done while your mind is concentrating on something else like talking on the phone or daydreaming. In this workshop, you will create a “conscious” doodle as a meditative practice to give your mind a rest from your grief. Instructor: Mollie Borgione, Board Certified Art Therapist from Western Reserve Grief ServicesLocation: Ellenwood Center Room 1 Date: Tuesday, April 30Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm This program is free and is for Bedford Senior Club Members only. Must register in advance.
 
5:45 PM - 6:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 5:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Stretch & Recovery - Stretch & Recovery Winter Session
Embark on a journey of self-care and restoration. Experience a soothing and rejuvenating class designed to help you unwind, release tension, and promote overall well-being. The class combines static and dynamic stretching and breathwork to enhance flexibility, alleviate muscle tightness, improve range of motion and promote a deep sense of calm. Suitable for individuals of all fitness levels. Bring a yoga mat.  Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 or Room 9 Winter Session Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 Spring Session Dates: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Painting w/ So-So Artsy - Painting: Eiffel Tower
Join Melinda with So-So Artsy for canvas painting. Participants follow step-by-step instructions to recreate a painting. No experience required. All supplies included. This program is for adults & older teens unless indicated otherwise.  Instructor: Melinda, So-So Artsy Location: Ellenwood Center Room 3  Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  *Note: some paintings may take longerFee: $25 per painting; $45 per porch leaner 
 
6:45 PM - 7:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 6:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
Wednesday February 28, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Bedford Senior Club Lunch - Senior Lunch - Feb 28 - Chili & Baked Potato Bar
Senior Club LunchesBedford Senior Club members are invited to a congregate, sit down lunch on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (except November and December). Doors open at 11:30am. Meals and beverages will be served after a brief meeting at 12:00pm. Special social activities are planned every luncheon at 1:00 pm (See Calendar for activities). Reserve your meal online or call 440-735-6570 during the registration dates. Available for Bedford Senior Club Members only. Must register by deadline. Menu subject to change.Wednesday, February 28:  Chili & Baked Potato BarRegistration deadline Friday, February 23. Wednesday, March 13:  Corned Beef Sandwich, Chips, PickleRegistration deadline Friday, March 8. Wednesday, March 27:  Swedish Meatballs over NoodlesRegistration deadline Friday, March 22. A vegetarian option is available. Please indicate during registration if you prefer a vegetarian substitution A representative from University Hospitals will be present during senior lunches offering blood pressure checks and other health information.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Stay & Play Activities - Stay & Play: Bingo
Keep an eye on the calendar for special Stay & Play activities that will be held after our bi-monthly lunches. Activities will start at 1:00pm. Pre-registration preferred; drop-ins welcome if space permits.
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Sparkling Portraits - Sparkling Portraits February - Love Pop
Follow step-by-step directions to create a seasonal canvas painting inspired while sipping sparkling grape juice. No experience required.  Painting starts at 1:00pmEllenwood Center – Room 3Third (or Fourth) Wednesday of the monthFee: Free to Bedford Senior Club members / $15 for non-membersPlease note that member discounts will be applied during checkout
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Chair Yoga Serenity - Chair Yoga Winter Session
Embark on a journey of gentle movement and relaxation. Seated comfortably in a chair or using it as a prop, participants will experience the rejuvenating effects of yoga postures, stretches, and breathwork in a supportive and inclusive environment. The nature of this class ensures that individuals with varying physical abilities can comfortably participate. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks and bands can be borrowed from instructor.      Instructor: Yvonne Williams, certified Yoga instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20  Spring Session Dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$10 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Spring session: $65 Resident/$75 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
5:45 PM - 6:35 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Bearcub PK-K 5:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
6:45 PM - 7:35 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Bearcubs PK-K 6:45 pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
Thursday February 29, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Walking Club with UH - UH Walking Club
You are invited to join us for a morning of walking and talking to decrease stress, increase endurance, strengthen bones, manage your weight, and improve overall health. A workout for the mind, body, and soul.To Register call University Hospital 440-735-2559Thursdays - dates are listed in the monthly UH Age Well Be Well newsletters and Bedford Senior Club Newsletters Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 amMeet at the Ellenwood Center Archibald Willard Pavilion124 Ellenwood Avenue, Bedford(Walking inside the center on dates with cold/inclement weather)
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Reach with Rhythm Workout - Reach with Rhythm Workout 2023-2024
Seniors wanting to sit up, shape up, and have fun while listening to great music will enjoy this low-impact chair aerobics aiming to stretch, strengthen, and tone your muscles. Space is limited to 30 participants. Dates: Thursdays beginning September 7Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLocation: Ellenwood GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members$3 per class for non-members or register for the entire session for $75*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball League - Womens Winter Session 2 Pickleball League
Paddle up and join the excitement of our intermediate Pickleball League! Whether you've been playing for a while or have recently advanced from beginner status, this league caters to those seeking a more challenging and strategic playing experience and engage in friendly, competitive match-ups. Join a community of players who enjoy the sport and in a fun atmosphere.Facilitator: Rich Abston, certified Pickleball instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium Fee:  Free to Bedford Senior Club members / $20 for non-members per session Each league is limit to 8 players.*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
5:45 PM - 6:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 5:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Exploring STEAM Workshops  - STEAM: Video Game Coding
Step into the world of endless possibilities with our Exploring STEAM workshops! Register for one or all three evenings! These workshops are designed to inspire curiosity, foster creativity, and ignite a passion for learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Each workshop encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration on an exciting project. All sessions are hands-on and do not require previous coding or circuit experience.  Grades 3-6 Instructor: Matt Skvasik, STEAM and technology instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Room 3 Circuits & Conductivity Session: Thursday, February 22 Video Game Coding Session: Thursday, February 29 Music Creation & Coding: Thursday, April 18 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Fee per Workshop: $5 Resident/$7 Non-Resident  Circuits and Conductivity Did you know you can make an instrument out of a banana using conductivity and simple circuits? Explore the basics of circuits, conductivity and electricity to interact with physical items.  Video Game Coding Make your own playable video game using code and online tools using SCRATCH. Then challenge your friends to play your own video game creations. Bring a flashdrive to save your game and play at home.  Music Creation & Coding  Do you love to make your own music? Make your own electronic music by using code, and loops to create your own original songs. Exploring STEAM Workshops are offered in partnership with 
 
6:45 PM - 7:40 PM    Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball Clinics Grades PK through 2 - Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 6:45pm Session
Jr. Cavs Bear Cub Basketball (Grades PK-K) This is an 8-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm at time of registration.  Jr. Cavs Grades 1-2 Program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Center. First four weeks will consist of group practices both evenings. Beginning week 5, players will practice on Tuesday evenings and play a scrimmage/game on Thursday evenings.  Indicate preferred time, 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm, at time of registration.WHEN: Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 10, 2024 (8-weeks) Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:35 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 9, 2024 (8-weeks)Times 1. 5:45 pm to 6:40 pm 2. 6:45 pm to 7:40 pm WHERE: Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue    Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades PK-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.   Registration Deadline December 2 Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and two (2) Cavs ticket/vouchers.Registration accepted after the deadline may be accepted based on availability and may be subject to a $15 late fee. HOW TO REGISTERAS OF 12/19/23 ALL DIVISIONS ARE ON A WAITLIST SINCE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. Online Registration - click link below In Person - at Bedford Recreation, 124 Ellenwood Avenue Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm By Phone - (440) 735-6570
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Tax Assistance - Tax Assistance
Free Tax Assistance for State and Federal returns is available to Bedford residents who qualify. Limited appointments are available at Ellenwood Center on Wednesday, February 28 & Thursday, February 29.In order to qualify you MUST:  1. Be a Bedford Resident  (non-residents may register beginning February 19 space permitting)  2. Earn less than 64k per year  3. No Rental Income  4. No business loss filings or paid employeesList of Documents to Bring:  1. Photo ID: Driver License, Passport, Government-Issue Photo ID  2. Social Security Cards for every person that will be listed on return (including children) or ITINS   3. All tax documents that have been received for the tax year (including but not limited to: W-2, 1095-A, 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, 1099-SSA, 1099-B)   4. Records for any other income   5. Last Year's Tax Return (if possible)  6. Bank account and routing number if using direct deposit to receive tax refund  7. If taxpayer has childcare expenses, need documentation of the amount paid, address of facility, and provider's Federal EIN number or provider's SSN   8. Identity Protection PIN if the IRS has assigned one to you  9. Retirement contributions  10. State and local taxes you’ve paid.  11. Mortgage statements and property tax bills  12. College tuition and student loan statements  13. Receipts for charitable donations  14. Medical and dental bills  15. Records for supplies used as an educatorFailure to bring all required documentation with you to your appointment will delay the processing time and possibly forfeit your appointment.To schedule an appointment, please register at the link below or call the Bedford Parks & Recreation Department at (440) 735-6570. No walk-ins are accepted; you must have an appointment. Please note after reviewing your documents the preparer may request additional information to complete your application. Made possible by:
 
Friday March 1, 2024
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    Strength & Core - Strength & Core Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Silver Screen Seniors - Throwback Theatre - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Join us for a weekly film. Light snacks and refreshments included. Limited seating, registration required.  Free to Bedford Resident Seniors.Movie starts at 1:00pmEllenwood Center – Room 1"Throwback Theatre" a movie from our past: First Friday of the month"Fresh Films" a newly released movie: Second & Fourth Friday of the month"Infotainment" a documentary film: Third Friday of the month"Viewer's Choice" a film recommended by our regular viewers: Fifth Friday of select monthsWe may add other film dates by special request or to offer a second viewing of a popular film. 
 
Saturday March 2, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Gentle Yoga Flow - Gentle Yoga Winter Session
This class is an invitation to slow down, unwind, and explore the rejuvenating benefits of yoga through a series of gentle, flowing movements, breath awareness, and mindful relaxation. This program promotes flexibility, balance, and a sense of inner calm. Suitable for everyone, including beginners, seniors, or those recovering from injury. The class is adaptable to various fitness levels, ensuring a safe and inclusive space for all participants. Bring a yoga mat.    Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Saturdays, January 13, 20, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16 (No class 1/27) Spring Session Dates: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance    *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Collins Ordination/Graduation and Book Signing
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Marilyn Zolata Birthday Party
 
Monday March 4, 2024
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Senior Line Dancing - Senior Line Dancing 2024
This lively group of seniors, led by volunteer instructor Jeanne Stainbrook, meets every Monday from 10:30 - 11:30am at Ellenwood Recreation Center to get a little exercise and to socialize. Fee: Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advanceSpace is limited to 30 participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Knitting & Crochet Connection - Knitting Connection
Knitting Connection: Community Giving ProjectJoin Bedford Downtown Alliance’s Community Giving Project this winter season by knitting mittens, scarves and hats to help others stay warm through a “Mitten Fence.” Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Needles, yarn and patterns will be supplied.Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1Dates: Weekly on MondaysTime: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmFee: Free
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Chess Club - Chess Club Winter/Spring Session
Participants will learn basic rules and principles, tactical themes and checkmate patterns in a supportive setting. Sessions will include interactive lectures, supervised open play and problem solving exercises. Chess sets and worksheets are provided, players of all abilities welcome. Instructor: Staff from Progress with Chess, Cleveland area’s premier chess teaching organization Chess Club is offered in partnership with
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Afterschool Open Gym Basketball - Winter Open Gym Grades 7-9 (Mondays)
Registered participants are able to practice their basketball skills and enjoy friendly pickup games with their peers in a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere for all skill levels. Space is limited. Please change into your basketball shoes to avoid tracking water and dirt onto the court.  Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Register online or in-person with a parent. Must register for the entire session. Daily drop-ins not accepted. No Refunds. Dates, times, and fees are subject to change without notice.  Grades 4-6 Spring Session Dates: Thursdays, April 4-May 30  Spring Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident  *No winter session due to Jr. Cavs Basketball season    Grades 7-9  Winter Session Dates: Mondays, January 22-March 25 (No gym 2/19) Winter Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident Spring Session Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, April 1-May 29 (No gym 4/8, 5/27) Spring Session Fee: $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident 
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Basketball Practice Jr. Cavs Grades 5-6
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Local Motion with Jaki: Aerobic Line Dancing - Local Motion Line Dancing Winter/Spring Session
This program will make you sweat while having a fun cardio experience to a musical fusion of club and urban dance styles. This program is for beginners and experienced dancers.  Instructor: Jaki Ward Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 Dates: Mondays, January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 (No class 1/15, 2/19, 3/18) Time: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-Resident Fee for entire session: $85 Resident/$95 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Upcycling Sewing Class  - Upcycling Sewing Class
Learn how to transform ordinary t-shirts into unique and stylish pieces, such as tote bags, pillows or even a blanket! This class not only teaches valuable sewing skills but also promotes sustainable and mindful crafting by giving new life to clothing that might otherwise go unused. Participants are encouraged to bring their own t-shirts, limited fabric will be provided. Sewing machines are available to share or bring your own.  Ages: 12+ & Adults   Instructor: Lisa Barham, SAFY of Ohio   Fee: Free, pre-registration required 
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Jacob's Ladder Boxing Basics (Adaptive) - Jacob's Ladder Boxing Basics
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.A 60-minute program that teaches the basics of boxing: stance, punches, conditioning, footwork, combinations.  It is about individual development; not sparring. This program is for youth ages 15+ and adults with special needs. Instructors: Jake D’Orazio, certified boxing and fitness instructorAssisted by Tony D’Orazio, certified fitness instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium 124 Ellenwood Ave.Bedford 44146 Fee: Bedford Resident $15       Non-Resident $30 You can also join Jacob’s Ladder 321 Virtual Workouts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Zoom! Register by emailing rich@dsaneo.org for Zoom invitation.*Program pricing has been reduced for Bedford Residents with financial support from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
 
Tuesday March 5, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Strength & Balance - Strength & Balance Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Bedford Rotary
 
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM    Senior Volunteer Program - Senior Volunteers - Weekly Toddler/Preschool Play Group
Join our Volunteer Crew! Use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer capacities! We are looking for Senior Volunteers to help us with our existing community programming and possibly even develop new and exciting offerings! Add another healthy habit to your routine; volunteer!We are currently looking for volunteers for: Knitting/Crochet/Embroidery/Quilting, Special Event Helpers for various senior programs and community events, card-cutting for our Greeting Card Collection Drive, Gym Monitors for Preschool Play... etc. You tell us! Share your talent and hobbies with others!Contact Sarah at 440-735-6570 to learn more! Volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and may be subject to a background check when working with youth participants.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Parent & Child Play Group - Parent & Child Play Group Winter/Spring Session
This program builds your child’s gross motor, creativity, spatial awareness and coordination through play and movement. Meet other local parents and share ideas and support.  Ages 2-5 This program is led by a volunteer and/or parents Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9 (No gym 3/19) Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fee: Free 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Binge Watchers Club - Binge Watchers: Julia Season 1
Spend your afternoon binge watching your favorite on-demand series or discover something new! Stay afterwards and discuss your theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers! Snacks will be provided.Julia - Season 1Inspired by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” which pioneered the modern cooking show. This HBO MAX comedy drama series is about Child's dreams and aspirations to ensure that every housewife has access to her wonderful recipes. Child has shown the world that a housewife like her has the power to influence the lives of others and portray her talent to the world without any hint of hesitation. The period drama set in the 1960s, the series explores a pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural evolution. Dates: Tuesdays Time: 1:00 pmLocation: Ellenwood Center Room 1 February 13 — Episodes 1 & 2February 20 — Episodes 3 & 4February 27 — SKIP THIS DATEMarch 5— Episodes 5 & 6March 12 — Episodes 7 & 8
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Billiards Basics: Learn How to Play Pool - Adults Billiards Basics Session 1
Beginners will learn the rules and etiquette of the game, proper stance and grip, and the essential techniques for accurate aiming and controlled shots. Through hands-on practice and friendly guidance, beginners will gain confidence in handling the cue, understanding ball trajectories, and executing basic shots. Intermediate level players will learn how to plan shots, control the cue ball, and anticipate opponent moves. Equipment provided during class. Class size is limited. Additional time slots may be added to accommodate more participants. Instructor: Tony Love, Kool Pool & Chess Club owner and two-time National Champion  Grades 3-8 Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Fee per Session: $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Older Adults ages 50+Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fee per Session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics is offered in partnership with
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Billiards Basics: Learn How to Play Pool - Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics Session 1
Beginners will learn the rules and etiquette of the game, proper stance and grip, and the essential techniques for accurate aiming and controlled shots. Through hands-on practice and friendly guidance, beginners will gain confidence in handling the cue, understanding ball trajectories, and executing basic shots. Intermediate level players will learn how to plan shots, control the cue ball, and anticipate opponent moves. Equipment provided during class. Class size is limited. Additional time slots may be added to accommodate more participants. Instructor: Tony Love, Kool Pool & Chess Club owner and two-time National Champion  Grades 3-8 Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Fee per Session: $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Older Adults ages 50+Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fee per Session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics is offered in partnership with
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Stretch & Recovery - Stretch & Recovery Winter Session
Embark on a journey of self-care and restoration. Experience a soothing and rejuvenating class designed to help you unwind, release tension, and promote overall well-being. The class combines static and dynamic stretching and breathwork to enhance flexibility, alleviate muscle tightness, improve range of motion and promote a deep sense of calm. Suitable for individuals of all fitness levels. Bring a yoga mat.  Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 or Room 9 Winter Session Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 Spring Session Dates: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Painting w/ So-So Artsy - Porch Leaner: TBA Spring Porch Leaner
Join Melinda with So-So Artsy for canvas painting. Participants follow step-by-step instructions to recreate a painting. No experience required. All supplies included. This program is for adults & older teens unless indicated otherwise.  Instructor: Melinda, So-So Artsy Location: Ellenwood Center Room 3  Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  *Note: some paintings may take longerFee: $25 per painting; $45 per porch leaner 
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Bedford Lions Club
 
Wednesday March 6, 2024
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Skeeball League - Fall/Winter Skeeball League
Join our Skeeball League and compete with your friends and make new friends along the way. You don't have to be skilled to have a great time! Skee-Ball is an arcade game that is played by rolling a ball up an inclined lane and over a "ball-hop" hump that jumps the ball into bullseye rings. Players will roll 3 games and keep their top 2 scores. There is also fun bonus games to add points to your weekly total. We are looking for new and veteran skeeballers to play in our fall/winter league. We are accepting 2-person teams or individuals looking for a partner. No prior experience is needed.  Location: Ellenwood Center – Room 2Dates: First & Third (and Fifth) Wednesday of each monthTime: 9:30 am - 11:30 amBeginning: September 6Fee: Free; Bedford Senior Club members only
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Lunch & Learn - Total Solar Eclipse Lunch & Learn
Join us for lunch and a great historic presentation. Deadline for these programs will be one week prior or until all seats are sold. There will be limited seating and registration is required for these presentations. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Menu is subject to change. Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLocation: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Bedford Senior Club members        $15 for non-members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*The Evolution of L-O-V-E & TraditionsStep into the enchanting world of romance as we embark on a journey through time, exploring the captivating history of St. Valentine and the profound evolution of love. In this presentation, we will unravel the stories, myths, and cultural influences that have shaped our understanding of love.  We will serve one of Valentine’s Day popular dinners: Spaghetti carbonara, salad, breadstick and a slice of strawberry cheesecake. Presentation by the Largely Literary Theater Company. Total Solar Eclipse of 2024April 8, 2024 will mark the first time in many years that a Total Solar Eclipse is visible in northeast Ohio. Learn about important times and best places to view this once-in-a lifetime event. Also, we will talk about safety precautions in seeing a solar eclipse. Every attendee will receive a pair of safe shade direct sun viewing glasses for the upcoming event! Lunch menu: Chicken with creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dark chocolate eclipse cake. Presentation by Carl Quatraro with Speaking on Q. Stephen King and The Shawshank Redemption"The Shawshank Redemption Revealed," author and Largely Literary co-founder Mark Dawidziak presents a program based on his 2019 book. Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption" has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB's list of most-loved movies. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for the book, talking to King, Darabont, Robbins and Freeman, as well as extras, supporting players and behind-the-scenes talent. Lunch menu TBA. The Unknown Story of Doris DayJoin us as we uncover the layers of Doris Day's life beyond the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood spotlight. Learn the true story of her turbulent life masked by a gorgeous smile. Topics include her childhood, four marriages, motherhood and even a connection to the Manson murders! Lunch menu TBA. Presentation by Susan Cannavino from Presentations with Pizzazz. 
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Get Crafty - March Craft - Eggstravaganza Egg Decorating III
A social and creative experience for older adults to experiment with various art materials to make fun and seasonal crafts. Bedford Senior Club members only.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Chair Yoga Serenity - Chair Yoga Winter Session
Embark on a journey of gentle movement and relaxation. Seated comfortably in a chair or using it as a prop, participants will experience the rejuvenating effects of yoga postures, stretches, and breathwork in a supportive and inclusive environment. The nature of this class ensures that individuals with varying physical abilities can comfortably participate. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks and bands can be borrowed from instructor.      Instructor: Yvonne Williams, certified Yoga instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20  Spring Session Dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$10 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Spring session: $65 Resident/$75 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
Thursday March 7, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Walking Club with UH - UH Walking Club
You are invited to join us for a morning of walking and talking to decrease stress, increase endurance, strengthen bones, manage your weight, and improve overall health. A workout for the mind, body, and soul.To Register call University Hospital 440-735-2559Thursdays - dates are listed in the monthly UH Age Well Be Well newsletters and Bedford Senior Club Newsletters Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 amMeet at the Ellenwood Center Archibald Willard Pavilion124 Ellenwood Avenue, Bedford(Walking inside the center on dates with cold/inclement weather)
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Reach with Rhythm Workout - Reach with Rhythm Workout 2023-2024
Seniors wanting to sit up, shape up, and have fun while listening to great music will enjoy this low-impact chair aerobics aiming to stretch, strengthen, and tone your muscles. Space is limited to 30 participants. Dates: Thursdays beginning September 7Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLocation: Ellenwood GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members$3 per class for non-members or register for the entire session for $75*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Silver Screen Seniors - Sneak Peak - Wonka (2023)
Join us for a weekly film. Light snacks and refreshments included. Limited seating, registration required.  Free to Bedford Resident Seniors.Movie starts at 1:00pmEllenwood Center – Room 1"Throwback Theatre" a movie from our past: First Friday of the month"Fresh Films" a newly released movie: Second & Fourth Friday of the month"Infotainment" a documentary film: Third Friday of the month"Viewer's Choice" a film recommended by our regular viewers: Fifth Friday of select monthsWe may add other film dates by special request or to offer a second viewing of a popular film. 
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball League - Womens Winter Session 2 Pickleball League
Paddle up and join the excitement of our intermediate Pickleball League! Whether you've been playing for a while or have recently advanced from beginner status, this league caters to those seeking a more challenging and strategic playing experience and engage in friendly, competitive match-ups. Join a community of players who enjoy the sport and in a fun atmosphere.Facilitator: Rich Abston, certified Pickleball instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium Fee:  Free to Bedford Senior Club members / $20 for non-members per session Each league is limit to 8 players.*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Level-Up Legends: Video Game Club  - Video Game Club Session 1
Calling all young gamers in Grades 3-6 to join our club where we will engage in friendly competitions and develop valuable gaming and social skills. Foster teamwork and camaraderie through cooperative gaming experiences! This club is designed to be a positive and inclusive space where young gamers of any level can connect and learn from each other. We will rotate play on Nintendo Switches and Roblox. No equipment is required in order to join.  Grades 3-6 Instructor: Matt Skvasik, STEAM and technology instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1 Spring Session 1 Dates: Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 Spring Session 2 Dates: Thursdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Fee per Session: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident  Video Game Club is offered in partnership with
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Video Gaming (Adaptive) - Video Gaming (Adaptive)
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.Hang out and enjoy non-competitive weekly video game play on Nintendo Switch game system and Roblox with rotating game offerings geared for an adaptive audience.  Instructor: Matt Skvasik, STEAM and technology instructor Ages 15+ Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1 Dates: Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fee: $15 Resident/$30 Non-Resident *Program pricing has been reduced for Bedford Residents with financial support from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
 
Friday March 8, 2024
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    Strength & Core - Strength & Core Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Silver Screen Seniors - Fresh Film - Wonka (2023)
Join us for a weekly film. Light snacks and refreshments included. Limited seating, registration required.  Free to Bedford Resident Seniors.Movie starts at 1:00pmEllenwood Center – Room 1"Throwback Theatre" a movie from our past: First Friday of the month"Fresh Films" a newly released movie: Second & Fourth Friday of the month"Infotainment" a documentary film: Third Friday of the month"Viewer's Choice" a film recommended by our regular viewers: Fifth Friday of select monthsWe may add other film dates by special request or to offer a second viewing of a popular film. 
 
Saturday March 9, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Gentle Yoga Flow - Gentle Yoga Winter Session
This class is an invitation to slow down, unwind, and explore the rejuvenating benefits of yoga through a series of gentle, flowing movements, breath awareness, and mindful relaxation. This program promotes flexibility, balance, and a sense of inner calm. Suitable for everyone, including beginners, seniors, or those recovering from injury. The class is adaptable to various fitness levels, ensuring a safe and inclusive space for all participants. Bring a yoga mat.    Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Saturdays, January 13, 20, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16 (No class 1/27) Spring Session Dates: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance    *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
Sunday March 10, 2024
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Hughey 1st Birthday Party
 
Monday March 11, 2024
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Senior Line Dancing - Senior Line Dancing 2024
This lively group of seniors, led by volunteer instructor Jeanne Stainbrook, meets every Monday from 10:30 - 11:30am at Ellenwood Recreation Center to get a little exercise and to socialize. Fee: Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advanceSpace is limited to 30 participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Knitting & Crochet Connection - Knitting Connection
Knitting Connection: Community Giving ProjectJoin Bedford Downtown Alliance’s Community Giving Project this winter season by knitting mittens, scarves and hats to help others stay warm through a “Mitten Fence.” Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Needles, yarn and patterns will be supplied.Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1Dates: Weekly on MondaysTime: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmFee: Free
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Senior Volunteer Program - Senior Volunteers - Preschool Art
Join our Volunteer Crew! Use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer capacities! We are looking for Senior Volunteers to help us with our existing community programming and possibly even develop new and exciting offerings! Add another healthy habit to your routine; volunteer!We are currently looking for volunteers for: Knitting/Crochet/Embroidery/Quilting, Special Event Helpers for various senior programs and community events, card-cutting for our Greeting Card Collection Drive, Gym Monitors for Preschool Play... etc. You tell us! Share your talent and hobbies with others!Contact Sarah at 440-735-6570 to learn more! Volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and may be subject to a background check when working with youth participants.
 
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM    Little Artists - Little Artists - Shamrock Theme
Little Artists Little Artists is a fun, creative experience for your preschooler to learn about color, shapes, and texture while experimenting with various art materials. Each monthly class will have a story and special seasonal project. Dress to get messy! All supplies included.   Ages 3-5 Instructor: Recreation Staff and/or Senior Club volunteers Location: Ellenwood Center Room 3 Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Fee per class: Free for Resident/$5 Non-Resident
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Chess Club - Chess Club Winter/Spring Session
Participants will learn basic rules and principles, tactical themes and checkmate patterns in a supportive setting. Sessions will include interactive lectures, supervised open play and problem solving exercises. Chess sets and worksheets are provided, players of all abilities welcome. Instructor: Staff from Progress with Chess, Cleveland area’s premier chess teaching organization Chess Club is offered in partnership with
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Afterschool Open Gym Basketball - Winter Open Gym Grades 7-9 (Mondays)
Registered participants are able to practice their basketball skills and enjoy friendly pickup games with their peers in a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere for all skill levels. Space is limited. Please change into your basketball shoes to avoid tracking water and dirt onto the court.  Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Register online or in-person with a parent. Must register for the entire session. Daily drop-ins not accepted. No Refunds. Dates, times, and fees are subject to change without notice.  Grades 4-6 Spring Session Dates: Thursdays, April 4-May 30  Spring Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident  *No winter session due to Jr. Cavs Basketball season    Grades 7-9  Winter Session Dates: Mondays, January 22-March 25 (No gym 2/19) Winter Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident Spring Session Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, April 1-May 29 (No gym 4/8, 5/27) Spring Session Fee: $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident 
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Basketball Practice Jr. Cavs Grades 5-6
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Local Motion with Jaki: Aerobic Line Dancing - Local Motion Line Dancing Winter/Spring Session
This program will make you sweat while having a fun cardio experience to a musical fusion of club and urban dance styles. This program is for beginners and experienced dancers.  Instructor: Jaki Ward Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 Dates: Mondays, January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 (No class 1/15, 2/19, 3/18) Time: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-Resident Fee for entire session: $85 Resident/$95 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Upcycling Sewing Class  - Upcycling Sewing Class
Learn how to transform ordinary t-shirts into unique and stylish pieces, such as tote bags, pillows or even a blanket! This class not only teaches valuable sewing skills but also promotes sustainable and mindful crafting by giving new life to clothing that might otherwise go unused. Participants are encouraged to bring their own t-shirts, limited fabric will be provided. Sewing machines are available to share or bring your own.  Ages: 12+ & Adults   Instructor: Lisa Barham, SAFY of Ohio   Fee: Free, pre-registration required 
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Jacob's Ladder Boxing Basics (Adaptive) - Jacob's Ladder Boxing Basics
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.A 60-minute program that teaches the basics of boxing: stance, punches, conditioning, footwork, combinations.  It is about individual development; not sparring. This program is for youth ages 15+ and adults with special needs. Instructors: Jake D’Orazio, certified boxing and fitness instructorAssisted by Tony D’Orazio, certified fitness instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium 124 Ellenwood Ave.Bedford 44146 Fee: Bedford Resident $15       Non-Resident $30 You can also join Jacob’s Ladder 321 Virtual Workouts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Zoom! Register by emailing rich@dsaneo.org for Zoom invitation.*Program pricing has been reduced for Bedford Residents with financial support from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
 
Tuesday March 12, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Strength & Balance - Strength & Balance Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Bedford Rotary
 
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM    Senior Volunteer Program - Senior Volunteers - Weekly Toddler/Preschool Play Group
Join our Volunteer Crew! Use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer capacities! We are looking for Senior Volunteers to help us with our existing community programming and possibly even develop new and exciting offerings! Add another healthy habit to your routine; volunteer!We are currently looking for volunteers for: Knitting/Crochet/Embroidery/Quilting, Special Event Helpers for various senior programs and community events, card-cutting for our Greeting Card Collection Drive, Gym Monitors for Preschool Play... etc. You tell us! Share your talent and hobbies with others!Contact Sarah at 440-735-6570 to learn more! Volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and may be subject to a background check when working with youth participants.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Parent & Child Play Group - Parent & Child Play Group Winter/Spring Session
This program builds your child’s gross motor, creativity, spatial awareness and coordination through play and movement. Meet other local parents and share ideas and support.  Ages 2-5 This program is led by a volunteer and/or parents Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9 (No gym 3/19) Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fee: Free 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Binge Watchers Club - Binge Watchers: Julia Season 1
Spend your afternoon binge watching your favorite on-demand series or discover something new! Stay afterwards and discuss your theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers! Snacks will be provided.Julia - Season 1Inspired by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” which pioneered the modern cooking show. This HBO MAX comedy drama series is about Child's dreams and aspirations to ensure that every housewife has access to her wonderful recipes. Child has shown the world that a housewife like her has the power to influence the lives of others and portray her talent to the world without any hint of hesitation. The period drama set in the 1960s, the series explores a pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural evolution. Dates: Tuesdays Time: 1:00 pmLocation: Ellenwood Center Room 1 February 13 — Episodes 1 & 2February 20 — Episodes 3 & 4February 27 — SKIP THIS DATEMarch 5— Episodes 5 & 6March 12 — Episodes 7 & 8
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Billiards Basics: Learn How to Play Pool - Adults Billiards Basics Session 1
Beginners will learn the rules and etiquette of the game, proper stance and grip, and the essential techniques for accurate aiming and controlled shots. Through hands-on practice and friendly guidance, beginners will gain confidence in handling the cue, understanding ball trajectories, and executing basic shots. Intermediate level players will learn how to plan shots, control the cue ball, and anticipate opponent moves. Equipment provided during class. Class size is limited. Additional time slots may be added to accommodate more participants. Instructor: Tony Love, Kool Pool & Chess Club owner and two-time National Champion  Grades 3-8 Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Fee per Session: $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Older Adults ages 50+Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fee per Session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics is offered in partnership with
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Billiards Basics: Learn How to Play Pool - Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics Session 1
Beginners will learn the rules and etiquette of the game, proper stance and grip, and the essential techniques for accurate aiming and controlled shots. Through hands-on practice and friendly guidance, beginners will gain confidence in handling the cue, understanding ball trajectories, and executing basic shots. Intermediate level players will learn how to plan shots, control the cue ball, and anticipate opponent moves. Equipment provided during class. Class size is limited. Additional time slots may be added to accommodate more participants. Instructor: Tony Love, Kool Pool & Chess Club owner and two-time National Champion  Grades 3-8 Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Fee per Session: $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Older Adults ages 50+Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fee per Session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics is offered in partnership with
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Bearcat Spring Volleyball - Bearcat Volleyball Clinic Gr. 1-3
Boys and girls grades 1-6. Participants will learn, play, and develop fundamental skills of volleyball in a dynamic and engaging environment. Rookie Sport Club coaches will provide hands-on instruction on the essential skills such as serving, passing, and setting, all while enjoying a variety of drills and games tailored to their age and ability. Limited to 20 participants per age group. Don’t delay!  Instructor: Rookie Sports Club LLC. Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Tuesdays, March 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16 (No class 3/19) Grades 1-3 Time: 5:00 pm - 5:45pm Grades 4-6 Time: 5:50 pm - 6:50 pm Fee: $45 Resident/$55 Non-Resident The mission of the Bearcat Sports programs is to teach, develop, organize, manage, and offer youth players the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of a variety of sports while instilling life-lessons and values such as character, teamwork, discipline, respect and sportsmanship.  
 
5:50 PM - 6:50 PM    Bearcat Spring Volleyball - Volleyball Clinic Gr. 4-6
Boys and girls grades 1-6. Participants will learn, play, and develop fundamental skills of volleyball in a dynamic and engaging environment. Rookie Sport Club coaches will provide hands-on instruction on the essential skills such as serving, passing, and setting, all while enjoying a variety of drills and games tailored to their age and ability. Limited to 20 participants per age group. Don’t delay!  Instructor: Rookie Sports Club LLC. Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Tuesdays, March 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16 (No class 3/19) Grades 1-3 Time: 5:00 pm - 5:45pm Grades 4-6 Time: 5:50 pm - 6:50 pm Fee: $45 Resident/$55 Non-Resident The mission of the Bearcat Sports programs is to teach, develop, organize, manage, and offer youth players the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of a variety of sports while instilling life-lessons and values such as character, teamwork, discipline, respect and sportsmanship.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Stretch & Recovery - Stretch & Recovery Winter Session
Embark on a journey of self-care and restoration. Experience a soothing and rejuvenating class designed to help you unwind, release tension, and promote overall well-being. The class combines static and dynamic stretching and breathwork to enhance flexibility, alleviate muscle tightness, improve range of motion and promote a deep sense of calm. Suitable for individuals of all fitness levels. Bring a yoga mat.  Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 or Room 9 Winter Session Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 Spring Session Dates: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Alzheimer's Association Educational Sessions - 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's NEW! Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1 Date:  Tuesday, March 12 Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Fee: Free, pre-registration required   Managing Money: A Caregiver's Guide to Finances NEW! Caregivers: How much do you know about managing money? This free program by the Alzheimer’s Association will help you learn about the costs of caregiving and the benefits of early planning, and teach you how to avoid financial abuse and fraud, start a conversation about finances, assess financial and legal needs, and find support. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4 Date:  Monday, April 22 *Note this is a rescheduled dateTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Fee: Free, pre-registration required  
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Volleyball (Adaptive) - Volleyball Adaptive
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.Participants will learn, play, and develop fundamental skills of volleyball in a dynamic and engaging environment. Rookie Sport Club coaches will provide hands-on instruction on the essential skills such as serving, passing, and setting, all while enjoying a variety of drills and games.Instructor: Rookie Sports Club LLC. Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Tuesdays, March 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16 (No class 3/19) Time:  7:00pm-8:00pm*Program pricing has been reduced for Bedford Residents with financial support from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
 
Wednesday March 13, 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Bedford Senior Club Lunch - Senior Lunch & Irish Folk Music - March 13 - Corned Beef Sandwich
Senior Club LunchesBedford Senior Club members are invited to a congregate, sit down lunch on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (except November and December). Doors open at 11:30am. Meals and beverages will be served after a brief meeting at 12:00pm. Special social activities are planned every luncheon at 1:00 pm (See Calendar for activities). Reserve your meal online or call 440-735-6570 during the registration dates. Available for Bedford Senior Club Members only. Must register by deadline. Menu subject to change.Wednesday, February 28:  Chili & Baked Potato BarRegistration deadline Friday, February 23. Wednesday, March 13:  Corned Beef Sandwich, Chips, PickleRegistration deadline Friday, March 8. Wednesday, March 27:  Swedish Meatballs over NoodlesRegistration deadline Friday, March 22. A vegetarian option is available. Please indicate during registration if you prefer a vegetarian substitution A representative from University Hospitals will be present during senior lunches offering blood pressure checks and other health information.
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Stay & Play Activities - Stay & Play: Live Irish Folk Music
Keep an eye on the calendar for special Stay & Play activities that will be held after our bi-monthly lunches. Activities will start at 1:00pm. Pre-registration preferred; drop-ins welcome if space permits.
 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Shelf Indulgence Book Club - Book Club 2024
Indulge in great conversations, dessert and coffee, and a mix of genres and styles of short stories and books. Facilitated by librarians from the Bedford Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library. Limited to 16 participants; registration preferred. Monthly titles will be announced next newsletter.Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2Dates: Second Wednesday of the month starting September 14Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pmFee: FreeDecember 13: "The Lions of Fifth Avenue" by Fiona DavisJanuary 10: “The New Husband” by D.J. Palmer
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Chair Yoga Serenity - Chair Yoga Winter Session
Embark on a journey of gentle movement and relaxation. Seated comfortably in a chair or using it as a prop, participants will experience the rejuvenating effects of yoga postures, stretches, and breathwork in a supportive and inclusive environment. The nature of this class ensures that individuals with varying physical abilities can comfortably participate. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks and bands can be borrowed from instructor.      Instructor: Yvonne Williams, certified Yoga instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20  Spring Session Dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$10 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Spring session: $65 Resident/$75 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Basketball (Adaptive) - Basketball (Adaptive)
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.Learn basketball through fun, team-oriented drills and scrimmages. All skill levels welcome. Empower Sports Programs emphasizes socialization skills, self-esteem, teamwork, discipline and most importantly, HAVING FUN!  Ages 14+Instructor: Empower SportsLocation: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumDates: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFee: Bedford Resident $15 / Non-Resident $30
 
Thursday March 14, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Walking Club with UH - UH Walking Club
You are invited to join us for a morning of walking and talking to decrease stress, increase endurance, strengthen bones, manage your weight, and improve overall health. A workout for the mind, body, and soul.To Register call University Hospital 440-735-2559Thursdays - dates are listed in the monthly UH Age Well Be Well newsletters and Bedford Senior Club Newsletters Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 amMeet at the Ellenwood Center Archibald Willard Pavilion124 Ellenwood Avenue, Bedford(Walking inside the center on dates with cold/inclement weather)
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Reach with Rhythm Workout - Reach with Rhythm Workout 2023-2024
Seniors wanting to sit up, shape up, and have fun while listening to great music will enjoy this low-impact chair aerobics aiming to stretch, strengthen, and tone your muscles. Space is limited to 30 participants. Dates: Thursdays beginning September 7Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLocation: Ellenwood GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members$3 per class for non-members or register for the entire session for $75*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Level-Up Legends: Video Game Club  - Video Game Club Session 1
Calling all young gamers in Grades 3-6 to join our club where we will engage in friendly competitions and develop valuable gaming and social skills. Foster teamwork and camaraderie through cooperative gaming experiences! This club is designed to be a positive and inclusive space where young gamers of any level can connect and learn from each other. We will rotate play on Nintendo Switches and Roblox. No equipment is required in order to join.  Grades 3-6 Instructor: Matt Skvasik, STEAM and technology instructor Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1 Spring Session 1 Dates: Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 Spring Session 2 Dates: Thursdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Fee per Session: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident  Video Game Club is offered in partnership with
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Buckeye Searchers Meeting
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Video Gaming (Adaptive) - Video Gaming (Adaptive)
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.Hang out and enjoy non-competitive weekly video game play on Nintendo Switch game system and Roblox with rotating game offerings geared for an adaptive audience.  Instructor: Matt Skvasik, STEAM and technology instructor Ages 15+ Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1 Dates: Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fee: $15 Resident/$30 Non-Resident *Program pricing has been reduced for Bedford Residents with financial support from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Basketball - Adult Basketball Spring 2024 Session
We are pleased to continue our adult basketball program this spring, which will take place in a pickup format, led by a contracted facilitator.  The program is limited to the first 12 registered participants.  Participants must register for the entire 8-week session.  The gym will only be open to pre-registered participants (no day-of registration, no guests or spectators).    Facilitator: Justin Mitchell Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Dates: Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fee: $40 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Priority registration for Bedford residents through February 29.  Space-permitting, non-residents may register beginning March 1. 
 
Friday March 15, 2024
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    Strength & Core - Strength & Core Winter Session
Begin your journey to better movement! Combining both standing and sitting movements, work to improve overall strength and basic balance training using light weights, bands, and various exercise balls. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs and capabilities. Bring your own free weights or borrow from Ellenwood office. All other equipment will be provided. Space limited to 20 participants per class.  Instructor: Tony Binkowski, Functional Aging Specialist Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium  Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fee per class: $6 Bedford Resident/$7 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance  *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
Saturday March 16, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Gentle Yoga Flow - Gentle Yoga Winter Session
This class is an invitation to slow down, unwind, and explore the rejuvenating benefits of yoga through a series of gentle, flowing movements, breath awareness, and mindful relaxation. This program promotes flexibility, balance, and a sense of inner calm. Suitable for everyone, including beginners, seniors, or those recovering from injury. The class is adaptable to various fitness levels, ensuring a safe and inclusive space for all participants. Bring a yoga mat.    Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Saturdays, January 13, 20, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16 (No class 1/27) Spring Session Dates: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$11 Non-Resident Fee for entire Winter session: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Fee for entire Spring session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-Resident Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance    *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Bedford Historical Society Fund Raiser
 
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Bedford Historical Society Fund Raiser
 
Sunday March 17, 2024
10:10 AM - 10:00 PM    No Rentals - Holiday
 
10:10 AM - 10:00 PM    No Rentals - Holiday
 
Monday March 18, 2024
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Senior Line Dancing - Senior Line Dancing 2024
This lively group of seniors, led by volunteer instructor Jeanne Stainbrook, meets every Monday from 10:30 - 11:30am at Ellenwood Recreation Center to get a little exercise and to socialize. Fee: Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advanceSpace is limited to 30 participants.
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Knitting & Crochet Connection - Knitting Connection
Knitting Connection: Community Giving ProjectJoin Bedford Downtown Alliance’s Community Giving Project this winter season by knitting mittens, scarves and hats to help others stay warm through a “Mitten Fence.” Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Needles, yarn and patterns will be supplied.Location: Ellenwood Center Room 1Dates: Weekly on MondaysTime: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmFee: Free
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Pickleball Open Play - Pickleball Open Play 2024
Players register for a one-hour time slot and must rotate play with other players. Bring your own equipment or borrow from Ellenwood Office. Limit of 6 players per time slot.Location: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumFee: Free to Senior Club Members / $3 per class for non-club members*Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Chess Club - Chess Club Winter/Spring Session
Participants will learn basic rules and principles, tactical themes and checkmate patterns in a supportive setting. Sessions will include interactive lectures, supervised open play and problem solving exercises. Chess sets and worksheets are provided, players of all abilities welcome. Instructor: Staff from Progress with Chess, Cleveland area’s premier chess teaching organization Chess Club is offered in partnership with
 
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM    Afterschool Open Gym Basketball - Winter Open Gym Grades 7-9 (Mondays)
Registered participants are able to practice their basketball skills and enjoy friendly pickup games with their peers in a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere for all skill levels. Space is limited. Please change into your basketball shoes to avoid tracking water and dirt onto the court.  Location: Ellenwood Center Gym Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Register online or in-person with a parent. Must register for the entire session. Daily drop-ins not accepted. No Refunds. Dates, times, and fees are subject to change without notice.  Grades 4-6 Spring Session Dates: Thursdays, April 4-May 30  Spring Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident  *No winter session due to Jr. Cavs Basketball season    Grades 7-9  Winter Session Dates: Mondays, January 22-March 25 (No gym 2/19) Winter Session Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident Spring Session Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, April 1-May 29 (No gym 4/8, 5/27) Spring Session Fee: $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident 
 
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM    Gym Unavailable - Primary Election Set-up & Voting
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Upcycling Sewing Class  - Upcycling Sewing Class
Learn how to transform ordinary t-shirts into unique and stylish pieces, such as tote bags, pillows or even a blanket! This class not only teaches valuable sewing skills but also promotes sustainable and mindful crafting by giving new life to clothing that might otherwise go unused. Participants are encouraged to bring their own t-shirts, limited fabric will be provided. Sewing machines are available to share or bring your own.  Ages: 12+ & Adults   Instructor: Lisa Barham, SAFY of Ohio   Fee: Free, pre-registration required 
 
Tuesday March 19, 2024
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM    Gym Unavailable - Primary Election Set-up & Voting
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Billiards Basics: Learn How to Play Pool - Adults Billiards Basics Session 1
Beginners will learn the rules and etiquette of the game, proper stance and grip, and the essential techniques for accurate aiming and controlled shots. Through hands-on practice and friendly guidance, beginners will gain confidence in handling the cue, understanding ball trajectories, and executing basic shots. Intermediate level players will learn how to plan shots, control the cue ball, and anticipate opponent moves. Equipment provided during class. Class size is limited. Additional time slots may be added to accommodate more participants. Instructor: Tony Love, Kool Pool & Chess Club owner and two-time National Champion  Grades 3-8 Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Fee per Session: $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Older Adults ages 50+Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fee per Session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics is offered in partnership with
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Billiards Basics: Learn How to Play Pool - Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics Session 1
Beginners will learn the rules and etiquette of the game, proper stance and grip, and the essential techniques for accurate aiming and controlled shots. Through hands-on practice and friendly guidance, beginners will gain confidence in handling the cue, understanding ball trajectories, and executing basic shots. Intermediate level players will learn how to plan shots, control the cue ball, and anticipate opponent moves. Equipment provided during class. Class size is limited. Additional time slots may be added to accommodate more participants. Instructor: Tony Love, Kool Pool & Chess Club owner and two-time National Champion  Grades 3-8 Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Fee per Session: $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Older Adults ages 50+Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2 Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fee per Session: $55 Resident/$65 Non-ResidentBedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance   Grades 3-8 Billiards Basics is offered in partnership with
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Bedford Lions Club
 
Wednesday March 20, 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skeeball League - Fall/Winter Skeeball League
Join our Skeeball League and compete with your friends and make new friends along the way. You don't have to be skilled to have a great time! Skee-Ball is an arcade game that is played by rolling a ball up an inclined lane and over a "ball-hop" hump that jumps the ball into bullseye rings. Players will roll 3 games and keep their top 2 scores. There is also fun bonus games to add points to your weekly total. We are looking for new and veteran skeeballers to play in our fall/winter league. We are accepting 2-person teams or individuals looking for a partner. No prior experience is needed.  Location: Ellenwood Center – Room 2Dates: First & Third (and Fifth) Wednesday of each monthTime: 9:30 am - 11:30 amBeginning: September 6Fee: Free; Bedford Senior Club members only
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Skeeball League - Fall/Winter Skeeball League
Join our Skeeball League and compete with your friends and make new friends along the way. You don't have to be skilled to have a great time! Skee-Ball is an arcade game that is played by rolling a ball up an inclined lane and over a "ball-hop" hump that jumps the ball into bullseye rings. Players will roll 3 games and keep their top 2 scores. There is also fun bonus games to add points to your weekly total. We are looking for new and veteran skeeballers to play in our fall/winter league. We are accepting 2-person teams or individuals looking for a partner. No prior experience is needed.  Location: Ellenwood Center – Room 2Dates: First & Third (and Fifth) Wednesday of each monthTime: 9:30 am - 11:30 amBeginning: September 6Fee: Free; Bedford Senior Club members only
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Chair Yoga Serenity - Chair Yoga Winter Session
Embark on a journey of gentle movement and relaxation. Seated comfortably in a chair or using it as a prop, participants will experience the rejuvenating effects of yoga postures, stretches, and breathwork in a supportive and inclusive environment. The nature of this class ensures that individuals with varying physical abilities can comfortably participate. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks and bands can be borrowed from instructor.      Instructor: Yvonne Williams, certified Yoga instructor  Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4  Winter Session Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20  Spring Session Dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Fee per class: $9 Bedford Resident/$10 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Winter session: $80 Resident/$90 Non-Resident  Fee for entire Spring session: $65 Resident/$75 Non-Resident  Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance *Please note that member discounts will be applied during checkout*
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Basketball (Adaptive) - Basketball (Adaptive)
Activities designed for individuals with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. People of all abilities are welcome.Learn basketball through fun, team-oriented drills and scrimmages. All skill levels welcome. Empower Sports Programs emphasizes socialization skills, self-esteem, teamwork, discipline and most importantly, HAVING FUN!  Ages 14+Instructor: Empower SportsLocation: Ellenwood Center GymnasiumDates: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFee: Bedford Resident $15 / Non-Resident $30