It’s Thursday, and you have no idea what to unwind for the weekend. Don't worry; Patch is coming to your rescue! Check our picks for the activities to hit on your time off--you may just be able to do a little good for the community, too.
When/Where: Cleveland Metroparks: Brook Park, Sat. June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Join the Leader Light Foundation for a 5k memorial run in memory of teen high school baseball star Nick Rauser, who died tragically in a car accident in 2008. All proceeds from the event go to college scholarships that are awarded to local area high school seniors who are on varsity sports teams. Last year, 13 $1,000 scholarships were awarded on behalf of the Leader Light Foundation. To register, click here.
Pricing: $20 per runner
When/ Where: , Sat. June 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: Our sight is something that is easy to take for granted, but for Cleveland's visually-impaired community, sight is something extra special. See what it's like to be blind as you learn to use a white cane to guide you as you're blindfolded while walking down the streets of Crocker Park to benefit the Cleveland Sight Center. Raise money by recruiting family and friend sponsors. The walker who raises the most donation money will win a $100 Crocker Park gift card. All walkers will receive complimentary food and drinks as well as a 2011 event T-shirt. Register at the White Cane Walk website.
Pricing: $15 registration
When/Where: at Crocker Park, Sat. June 4 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Why Go: Burn some calories and have a ton of fun with the country's newest fitness craze--Zumba! Dance your pants off (OK, not literally!) and know that your every move is going to help the victims of the devastating tornadoes that plagued the midwest last month. Burn 500 to 800 calories an hour as you sweat it out to high-energy tunes, then treat yourself to an ice cream cone to cool down-- you won't feel guilty, and for more than one reason!
Pricing: Suggested $10 donation
When/Where: Westshore Unitarian Church, Sat. June 4 from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Why Go: Attention mommies and daddies! Bring your little one on down for a fun and exciting time as you both dance to rockin' tunes. Get your daily exercise (or at least some of it!) without even knowing it as you and your children ages newborn to five get down and get groovy as you dance the morning away!
When/Where: , Sat. June 4 from 3:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Why Go: Mom and dad can get out for some grown up food (no corn dogs or chicken nuggets tonight--unless you want them) at their favorite restaurant and maybe even grab a drink or two! Or, if you prefer, catch a flick at the Promenade.
Pricing: $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Additional fees may be applicable for those making reservations less than one week before the event.
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