North Ridgeville

The North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department announced in an Aug. 15 news release it will keep its doors open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, effective Sept. 6.

Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Additionally, the department will offer the following leagues and classes:

Fall Co-ed Softball – This league will run for five weeks, with doubleheader play, for a total of 10 games. Due to weather constraints, there will be no tournament play. Fee is $150 per team and covers a site supervisor, softballs and field preparations. Umpire payment of $31 per game will be made on site. A maximum of 12 teams will be permitted. Participants must be at least 18 years old or a 2011 high school graduate. Location is the Shady Drive Complex. The league takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays.

Co-ed Kickball – All league games will take place at the Shady Drive Complex from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays for five weeks of doubleheader play (10 games total). There is a 12-team maximum, and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be at least 18 years old or a 2011 high school graduate. The fee is $125 per team, with an umpire fee of $20 per game to be paid at the field.

Group Fitness – Beginning in September, the department will offer a

variety of group fitness classes. Certified group fitness instructors will lead classes including Zumba and Fitness Boot Camp, to name a few. Classes will take place in the Safetyville Building. Drop-in fee is $4 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. Maximum class size is 20, and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The group fitness schedule will be listed in the fall/winter brochure.

Dog Training – Instructor Marie-Josee Gatian will offer six-week sessions in puppy and beginner training on Tuesdays at the Safetyville Building. A minimum of four is required per class, up to a maximum of 12. Puppy classes are designed for dogs up to six months of age; the beginner class is for dogs beyond six months old. The time for the puppy/beginner class is 7 to 8 p.m. Classes will concentrate on basic obedience and also include socialization with people and other dogs. Health, grooming and nutrition tips will also be taught. The intermediate class, which occurs from 6 to 7 p.m., is for dogs with prior introductory training and focuses on dog obedience in a public setting. Pet owners must produce proof of current vaccinations for their pet at the first class. For more information, call 216-224-2712.

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