City’s lighting ceremony Dec. 7
The city of Streetsboro will host its annual holiday lighting ceremony Dec. 7. Residents are invited to gather at the city square, the corner of routes 43 and 14, at 5:45 p.m. A sing-along will be led by area Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts at 6 p.m. and Santa Claus is sched-uled to arrive shortly that aboard a fire engine. He and Mayor Glenn Broska holiday lights on the square. At 6:30 p.m., the City Hall Christmas Tree will be lit. From then until 8 p.m., residents will be able to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in City Hall. There also will be Christmas crafts, cookies and drinks avail-able. For more information, call the Streetsboro Parks & Recreation Department at 330-626-3802.
Santa swinging through city Dec. 17-19
Santa Claus is coming to town, and there’s still time for parents to load his fire truck. Through Dec. 7, par-ents may drop off a gift no larger than a shoebox for Santa to deliver to their child’s home on one of three delivery nights. Parents need to wrap and purchase the gift they want Santa to give. Deliveries will take place Dec. 17-19 be-tween 6 and 9 p.m. when Santa will arrive at the front door aboard a fire truck with lights and sirens on. To save Santa time, parents are asked to have their children waiting at the end of the drive-way when they hear the fire en-gine approaching. Registration forms are avail-able at City Hall, where gifts can be dropped off. For more information, call the Streetsboro Parks & Recreation Department at 330-626-3802.
Little elves to gather Dec. 12
Children age 2-5 are asked to dress in the holiday spirit for a Christmas party at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at City Hall, 9184 Route 43. The party will include cookie decoration, photo frame deco-ration, games, singing Christ-mas carols, a Christmas parade through City Hall and visit with Santa Claus. There also will be an oppor-tunity to take photos of children with Santa and Santa’s Workshop where children can purchase gifts for their parents. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $12 for residents. RSVP by Dec. 3.
Father-daughter dance scheduled
Fathers and their daughters, age 4-12, are invited to follow the yellow brick road and fly “Some-where Over the Rainbow” at a dance Feb. 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at a site to be determined. The evening includes a buffet dinner, music by Audio Extremes and a keepsake photograph by Cheryl Taylor Photography. The cost is $45 per couple, and each additional daughter’s ad-mission is $15 for residents. Reg-ister by Jan. 21.
’50s Sock Hop set for Nov. 30
Dances for students in grades 5-6 are planned each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall. Dates are Nov. 30 for the ’50s Sock Hop and Dec. 21 for the Gingerbread Hop. There will be musical enter-tainment. Disc jockey service will be provided by Audio Extreme. Tickets will not be sold prior to the dance. Announcements about the dances will be made at Henry Defer Intermediate School. There will be no admittance to the dance after 6:45 p.m. Stu-dents will not be permitted to leave the dance before 8:30 p.m. without parent/guardian approval. Cost is $5 at the door.
Winter break camp planned for ages 5-12
A winter break camp is sched-uled for ages 5-12 from Dec. 26 to 28 and Jan. 2 to 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall. Both sets of dates are Wednesday through Friday. The minimum is eight and the maximum is 40. The camps will include field trips, craft making and demon-strations. Children will need to bring their own lunches, but snacks and drinks will be provided. Camp volunteers in grades 7-11 are needed. If interested, contact Andrea Parma-Schaefer in the parks & recreation depart-ment at 330-626-3802. Cost of the camp is $80 for one week for Streetsboro taxpayers and $95 for others. Cost of the camp is $140 for two weeks for Streetsboro tax-payers and $155 for others. Early drop-off and late pick up will be available at an addi-tional cost. Deadline to register is Dec. 7.