American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

This blended course combines engaging and interactive online simulation learning plus an in-person classroom session to learn and practice critical lifesaving skills that will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Online course information will be emailed to participants, please allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Fee includes online content, skills session, certification and digital materials.

For Teens & Adults

Instructor: Sarah Gnoddie, Recreation Coordinator, ARC Instructor

Location: Ellenwood Center Room 2

Choose ONE In-Person Skills Session:

Tuesday, March 8  7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 19  3:30 pm -5:15 pm

Fee: Bedford Resident $80 / Non-Resident $90

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Barre Above

Barre Above® is fusing the best of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of dance strengthening exercises. Barre Above® delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body and help you feel more confident in your fitness. Take your fitness to new heights! Bring a yoga mat or borrow from the instructor.

Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor

Spring Session I
Dates: Thursdays, March 24, 31, April 7, 14
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: $36 Bedford Resident/ $44 Non-Resident
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

Spring Session II
Dates: Thursdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: $36 Bedford Resident/ $44 Non-Resident
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

Want to try it out first? Register for a free 30-minute demo class.
Wednesday, March 9 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 14 7:45 pm

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Ebay Buying and Selling

Get cash for your clutter, snap up a bargain, or find the perfect edition to your collection! Learn how to buy and sell using one of the world’s premier e-commerce sites. This is an interactive lecture style class, but participants may choose to bring laptops or devices to follow along.

Instructor: Gigalearn IT
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Date: Wednesday, February 23
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fee: $19 resident/$24 non-resident

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Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Bedford Parks & Recreation will be hiding geocaches at our local parks: Ellenwood, Greencroft, Taft, and Interstate. Geocache boxes come in all different sha pes and sizes and will be in a camouflaged container in a safe but non-intrusive place. When you find our cache, please do not take it with you. Write your name and date in the log. In a larger cache, if you are comfortable, you may take something but then that means you leave something to swap! Come prepared with a pencil or pen. Our caches will be available starting June 20!

Get out, get active and be one of the first to find our caches! For those seasoned trackers, help our four Travel Bugs go on their first adventures!

Download the app Geocaching by Groundspeak Inc. Create a login or link to your Google, Facebook, or Apple account. Turn on your location and you will immediately see dozens of geocaches within Bedford, especially within the Bedford Reservations.

Starting June 20, find our caches in local parks. Click here for details!

To learn more about Geocaching, visit www.geocaching.com.

Job Seeking/Job Training

OhioMeansJobs

The City of Bedford and the Parks & Recreation Department are working with OhioMeansJobs to help raise awareness of programs and employment opportunities available to our residents.  Job readiness and assistance with finding employment are very important in this time of uncertainty.

Ohio Means Jobs Cleveland- Cuyahoga County continues to provide services remotely to help you with your job seeking and training needs.

Remote access to services includes communicating with OMJ|CC staff via telephone and E-mail.

Remote Job Seeker Services Include:

  • Participating in Basic Intake and Eligibility Determination to begin your job search and training application
  • Participating in Initial Assessment
  • Participating in job seeking skill assistance, job matching, job referral, connect with open job orders and hiring employers
  • Apply for training funds to earn a credential within an in demand industry
  • How to connect with job seeking services:
  • Complete a profile at www.ohiomeansjobs.com AND a local application at www.omjcc.us
  • Upload a resume
  • A OMJ|CC Representative will contact you via telephone and e-mail within two business days
  • If you cannot complete the profile and application OR you need assistance writing a resume in order to complete this step please call 216-978-1375 and an OMJ|CC Representative will call you within two business days.
  • If you have a more immediate need, you can call 216-978-1375 and leave your full name and contact information, and a representative will call you as soon as possible.

Click here for current hot jobs and other resources!

Click here for information on other programs with OhioMeansJobs

Tri-C TRIO Educational Opportunity Center

The TRiO Educational Opportunity Center at Tri-C  helps low income or first generation adults in Cuyahoga County go to college or find work training for certification and rapid employment. We also help with FAFSA, scholarship searches and finding community resources near you!

Website Link: https://www.tri-c.edu/trio-programs/educational-opportunity-center.html

Tri-C Advanced Technology Academy

Are you looking for a new job, but don’t have the training or skills?  Tri-C ATA offers young adults (ages 17-24) classroom and hands-on instruction for in-demand careers and allows you to earn money while you learn.  Click here for a flyer with additional information.

Additional Job Seeking & Job Training Resources

Click here for information on additional resources from Jobcorps, and other entities that you may find helpful!

Kickboxing

Two Tigers Kung Fu logo

Adults and Teens ages 13+. Chinese kickboxing or (san shou) is a combination of grappling, and kickboxing techniques. The Health and self-defense applications are out of this world! You will gain balance, speed, strength as well as amazing coordination and stamina. Instructor Robert Fleming is a multi-time National Chinese kickboxing champion.

Instructor: Two Tigers Kung Fu Academy

Location: Ellenwood Center Gym

Time: 5:45-6:20 pm

Dates: Fridays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29 (no class 4/15)

Fee: $60 resident/ $70 non-resident

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Local Motion with Jaki : Aerobic Line Dancing

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

Winter Session
Dates: Mondays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14 (no class 2/21)
Time: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: Bedford Resident $32 / Non-Resident $38
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

Spring Session I
Dates: Mondays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: Bedford Resident $38 / Non-Resident $45
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

Spring Session II
Dates: Mondays, May 9, 16, 23, June 6 (no class 5/30)
Time: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: Bedford Resident $25 / Non-Resident $30
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

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Lunch and Lecture

Join us for lunch and a great historic presentation from Carl Quatraro. Carl Quatraro has been speaking to groups of all sizes since 1975 as a lecturer and teacher. He learned his speaking skills as a 17-year member of Toastmasters international.

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.

Titanic: A Night To Remember
Based on the 1955 book by Walter Lord, this program presents the timeline of the brief life of the RMS TITANIC from the building of the great liner to her demise on April 15, 1912.  Register to be a passenger of this great historic lunch and eat one of the final meals served on the Titanic: roast beef and gravy, boiled potatoes, sweetcorn, roll and plum pudding. Passengers will find out at the end of the presentation if they survived. Lunch will be served promptly at noon and the presentation will start at 12:30 pm. Doors open at 11:30 am. Deadline to register April 13.

Date: Wednesday, April 20
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: Free to Bedford Senior Club members / $15 for non-members

The History of Cleveland Baseball
Cleveland Baseball has a long history that started before the American League franchise that started in 1901. This program will cover the National League Cleveland Spiders and then the American League team and their five names since 1901. Also, we’ll see the three sites where Cleveland Baseball called home and the American League team’s logos and records since 1901. Register to join our “club seats” which includes all you can eat hot dogs! You will also get cracker jacks (or chips) and a soft pretzel! Attendees who dress in Cleveland Baseball gear can be entered into a drawing to win a Cleveland Guardians prize pack and a free ticket to our annual outing! Lunch will be served promptly at noon and the presentation will start at 12:30 pm. Doors open at 11:30 am. Deadline to register May 25.

Date: Wednesday, June 1
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: Free to Bedford Senior Club members / $15 for non-members

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Make Your Own Website

Learn how to make your own website or blog with NO CODING skills required. We’ll explore how to customize templates, add pages and posts and discuss web hosting options. This is an interactive lecture style class. Bring a laptop to follow along or just take notes on your handout.
Instructor: Gigalearn IT
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Date: Wednesday, February 9
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fee: $19 resident/$24 non-resident

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Pound Fitness

Instead of listening to music, become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements Using Ripstix®, a lightweight drumstick specifically for exercising, POUND® fitness transforms drumming into an incredible workout. POUND® is designed for all fitness levels and provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rocking out!  The workout is easily modifiable; all abilities welcome. Bring your own Ripstix® or borrow from the instructor.

Instructor: Julionne Brown-Little, certified instructor

Winter Session
Dates: Wednesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Room 4
Fee: $45 Bedford Resident/ $55 Non-Resident
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

Spring Session I
Dates: Wednesdays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: $45 Bedford Resident/ $55 Non-Resident
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

Spring Session II
Dates: Wednesdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Fee: $45 Bedford Resident/ $55 Non-Resident
Bedford Senior Club Members are free and must register in advance

Want to try it out first? Register for a free 30-minute demo class.
Wednesday, January 26  6:30 pm – Room 4
Wednesday, March 9  7:15 pm – Room 4

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Staycation: Virtual Travel Center

Llama

Your vacation may have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore a new destination! Museums, theaters, national landmarks and other popular attractions are offering virtual experiences for online visitors. We have compiled a list of great sites to visit for local, national and international virtual experiences from the comfort of your own home.

Please feel free to share some of your great discoveries with us to add to our growing list.

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Tai Chi

Adults. Learn basic movements and techniques to increase energy level, improve balance and coordination, as well as build leg and core strength. Through training in these exercises you will be stronger, healthier, and safer.

Instructor: Two Tigers Kung Fu Academy

Location: Ellenwood Center Gym

Time: 5:00-5:40 pm

Session I

Dates: Fridays, February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11

Fee: $60 resident/ $70 non-resident

Session II

Dates: Fridays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29 (no class 4/15)

Fee: $60 resident/ $70 non-resident

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U Can Endure – Intro to Multi Sport

Dr. Lachaka Askew, a local triathlete and multi-sport competitor, will lead this course designed to educate adults and families about endurance sports and prepare them for entrance into the sport.  The program provides resources, tips, and guidance for those who wish to learn about running, cycling and multi-sport activities.  Topics include injury prevention, training plans, event selection, and more.  The   program   has both in-person and virtual/remote options. 

Instructor: Dr. Lachaka Askew
 
Dates: Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Times: 9:00 am-11:00 am
Location: Ellenwood Center, Rm. 4 or Virtual Option
Fees:
In-Person Adult $60 resident/$70 non-resident
In-Person Child* $15 resident/$20 non-resident
Virtual Adult $45

*Child must be accompanied by a registered adult. 

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University Hospitals Diabetes Education Class Series

Empower yourself with knowledge to prevent diabetes complications. Join us for weekly classes for discussions lead by a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Classes will be held at: Ellenwood Recreation Center
124 Ellenwood Avenue
Bedford, Ohio 44146

Call 440-735-6570 to register. Space is limited

February 16, 2022 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Lifestyle Changes for Diabetes
We’ll start our class series with the most popular topic for diabetes self- management: nutrition! We will also learn how to set goals.

February 23, 2022 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Lifestyle Changes part 2
We will talk about next steps for nutrition and discuss the importance of staying active.

March 2, 2022 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Diabetes ABCs
Blood sugar, blood pressure, A1c. What do all these numbers mean?
March 9, 2022 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Preventing Diabetes Complications
How do we prevent diabetes complications and what screenings do we need?

March 16, 2022 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Managing Stress and Staying Positive
We will discuss coping with stress and negative emotions as well as dealing with setbacks.

March 23. 2022 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Class Review
We’ll play a review game to celebrate our last class and have a final Q&A.

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