School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to end! With these great after school programs and field trips, the fun of summer is still going strong. Plus, you’ll know your children are engaged and entertained after the bell rings, but before dinner is served!
Becky’s School of Dance
15440 U.S. 224
Becky’s School of Dance is “A STEP in the right direction” with over 50 years of quality dance education. Students learn physical expression, concentration, focus and commitment. Becky’s School of Dance is currently accepting new students in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and pointe. Class schedule and registration information can be found on their website beckysschoolofdance.net.
Findlay Family YMCA
300 E. Lincoln St.
1400 Manor Hill Rd.
The YMCA offers programming for children of all ages. This fall, some of the classes offered for members or non-members include: swimming, dance, cheerleading, tumbling, gymnastics, racquetball, tennis, judo, art, gym for homeschoolers, a basketball league and a flag football league. Fall Session I programs run from September 5 to October 21.
Slater Family Ice Arena
Bowling Green State University
417 North Mercer Road
Programming offered to skaters to introduce the wide range of skating from figure skating, youth hockey, to recreational. Skate rental is included and registration can be completed online, over the phone or in person. Information can be found online at bgsu.edu/ice-arena and “Slater Family Ice Arena” on Facebook.
Hancock Park District
1424 E. Main Cross St.
The Hancock Park District has much to offer kids and families of all ages. Hayrides, horseback riding, self-guided float trips, along with numerous free programs and events that will be offered in the Hancock Parks this fall. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 419-425-PARK/7275, visit “Hancock Park District” on Facebook or visit HancockParks.com for more information.
208 Broadway St.
Director, Amanda Sprague
A Music Together class is a group of children, with their parent or caregiver, learning, exploring and actively making live music. Although the children will believe that Music Together is only play, they will be learning Basic Music Competence: to sing in tune and to find and keep and accurate rhythm. Tuition is $125 for a 10-week session of 45 minute classes which includes an illustrated songbook and two copies of the CD.
The Mazza Museum
201 College St.
Funday Sunday at Mazza Museum is a day of fun, art and literature all for free! Families can enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling, snacks, shopping and more. Funday Sunday is from 1:30-3:30pm at Mazza Museum located on the campus of The University of Findlay. Explore a different theme each month. The schedule of events can be found at their website (mazzamuseum.org) under the “Funday Sunday” tab.
Awakening Minds Art
515 South Main St.
Awakening minds art is a nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic and educational art to students of any age and ability. Fall programming information can be found online at awakeningmindsart.org/fall. For more information visit their website at awakeningmindsart.org and “Awakening Minds Art” on Facebook.
The Arts Partnership
618 S. Main St.
The Arts Partnership in Findlay offers several exciting and educational experiences for students. The Youtheatre program gets kids involved in drama, both on-stage and off. The NEW Youtheatre Club will begin in September. Students in grades 1-12 will meet monthly to explore all aspects of theatre and performing.
The Academy of Martial Arts Studies
102 Crystal Ave., Suite A
The Academy of Martial Arts Studies offers programs for both kids and adults. Training includes traditional Japanese “close in” style Karate, street self-defense, avoidance tactics and how to turn anything into a weapon. Chief Instructor Kevin Cullen is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal body guard every year in Columbus at the Arnold Classic!
Rolling Thunder Skating Family Fun Center
2225 Keith Parkway
At Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center, family fun is what they’re all about! From skating, to their arcade, to their high energy light show as well as their Cafe, your family will have a blast! Rolling Thunder offers S.T.E.M. Educational field trips for grades K-12 as well as various public skating sessions. Watch their web site at rollingthunder-findlay.com or find them on Facebook under Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center.
1800 Tiffin Ave. Suite 201
The Children’s Museum, located inside the Findlay Village Mall, offers hands-on exhibits that help children aged birth to ten years old learn all about science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through a variety of activities tailored just for their learning experience. It brings to life pretend play, stimulates the brain through STEM challenges, and lets kids explore and imagine in a world just their size. Children’s Museum of Findlay is open from 10am-4pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-7pm on Friday, 10am-5pm on Saturday, noon-5pm on Sunday and closed on Monday. For more information visit their website at cmfindlay.com and “Children’s Museum of Findlay” on Facebook.