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Tuesday February 20, 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*
 
11:45 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 
 
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
 
6:45 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
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. 
 
5:45 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
9:30 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
 
6:45 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
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 February 24, 2024
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Rozier Family Repass
 
Monday February 26, 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*
 
1:30 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
 
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*
 
11:45 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 
 
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
 
6:45 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
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.
 
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.
 
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*
 
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
 
6:45 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 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*
 
Saturday March 2, 2024
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*
 
1:30 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
 
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*
 
11:45 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 
 
Wednesday March 6, 2024
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. 
 
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*
 
1:30 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*
 
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*
 
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*
 
1:30 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
 
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*
 
11:45 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 
 
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.  
 
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.
 
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*
 
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
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
 
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*
 
1:30 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 
 
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM    Gym Unavailable - Primary Election Set-up & Voting
 
Tuesday March 19, 2024
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM    Gym Unavailable - Primary Election Set-up & Voting
 
Wednesday March 20, 2024
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