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BAYarts has begun registration for summer camps this year but will offer “pop-up” style events to comply with social distancing mandates. The Thursday Market will also be offered this summer for those looking to explore a low-key atmosphere to shop. For more information go to https://www.bayarts.net/.
If you’re feeling competitive, the city has also opened its tennis courts, baseball fields and skatepark to the public. For those looking for a more relaxing time, Huntington Beach is open to the public also.
The 18-hole golf course at Springvale Country Club at 5871 Canterbury road is open for use. Golfers can get more information at Springvalegolf@north-olmsted.com.
NEOCOMIC CON 6 is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 with adult admission $8 and age 13 and under getting in free. Fantasy fans will find a wide variety of tables, exhibitors and more to enjoy. The event will take place at the North Olmsted Soccer sportsplex at 31515 Lorain Road. Organizers said a final decision on whether it will be held this year will be made in June. Go to www.neocomiccon.com for more information.
The city’s pickleball and tennis courts are open.The courts are at 7565 Avon Belden Road. According to the city's recreation website, those courts are open from dusk to dawn. Players should keep in mind, the city bans doubles play, allowing singles play only. Further, the city encourages players to practice social-distancing minimums of at least 6 feet and follow specific rules and guidelines for play recommended by the U.S. Tennis Association and USA Pickleball Association.
On a wholly different front, the city rec page claims there's real-life treasure hidden somewhere in North Ridgeville! The city's recreation page describes the Lost Treasure of ZAGR as “an immersive, augmented reality that will direct you all over North Ridgeville.” This is an app-based game in which players use smartphones or tablets to uncover clues and solve riddles. Teams will consist of two to six players. Play is slated for June 13-17.
Each team must physically visit locations to discover the next clues. Players will need to download the application that will be emailed to them. Prizes will be awarded when the hunt is completed. For ages 8 and up. Per team cost is $30 for residents and $40 for nonresidents. To sign up your team, register online at www.northridgeville.org/parksandrec or register at the rec office, 7327 Avon Belden Road.
While residents can look forward to the city’s pool opening on June 8, Elmwood Park can offer a hidden sense of adventure with each visit. The paths tucked away behind the park’s two baseball diamonds include options for biking or hiking this summer.
Members of the community with a keen eye can also walk along the small beach at Bradstreet’s Landing to look for sea glass or artifacts like Indian arrowheads.
As businesses and restaurants start opening up, the Rocky River Public Library is gradually resuming services and is prepared to give the community plenty to do. This includes things like game and movie nights, book discussions and escape rooms. For more information go to https://rrpl.org/
As a non-contact sport, golf is one of the few sports activities still permitted. Westlake’s Meadowood Golf Course is open. Rates start at $9 per person for nine holes and $17.50 for 18 holes on the weekdays. On the weekend, nine holes cost $13.50 and 18 holes $19.50. For more information go to https://www.cityofwestlake.org/289/Meadowood-Golf-Course