Best TOLEDO Gifts of Experience to Give this Christmas 

What’s the best gift you can give this Christmas? Time. The best gift you can give is the gift of your time.  Think about it, how much time do you spend at work, commuting, running errands, where are you spending a significant amount of your time? Chances are it’s not with your spouse/partner, children, parents, siblings, neighbors or friends. This Christmas give the best gift you can give, make epic memories by spending quality time with loved ones, and enjoying some of the best experiences Toledo has to offer! Including….

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Afterschool Activities Guide 2019

“I want to be able to walk a tight rope while playing the trumpet & dribbling a soccer ball on my head! Then I want to go to Swim Lessons”. That’s what I get for saying they can learn how to do anything they want after school, lol! But I am fully confident, if any city is up for this challenge it is Toledo!! There is literally no shortage of awesome after school activities to sign your kiddos up for, whether its vocal lessons, dance, gymnastics, food class, art, swim, or, yes, even tight rope! Here’s a list of just some of the amazing after school activities, classes, lessons, & programs available in Toledo & the surrounding area…..

 

ART

CREATE: Art Studio + Workshop

Classes/Clubs: Preteen Painting Club, Advanced Art 101, Slime Club, After-school Art Club, Friday Preschool Art, Adventures in Painting, & so much more!

Address: 188 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: 419-873-6240

Website: http://www.createperrysburg.com/

Cost: Varies…average is $75-$100 for a 6 week class/club

Their Grand Re-Opening is September 5th & 6th ….checkout website to be entered in giveaway!

 

 

COOKING

Foodology

Classes: Homemade Pierogis, Kids Turn to BAKE, Burger Battle (for teens) Taco Takeover (Family Friendly), Kids Turn to COOK (tweens 9+), and more!

Address: 2059 W Laskey Rd, Toledo, OH 43613

Phone: (567) 970-7100

Website: http://www.foodologytoledo.com/

Cost: Prices for the classes range anywhere from $30 – $80, depending on the menu

 

DANCE

Toledo Ballet

Classes: Ballet, jazz, tap, musical/acting, tumbling, etc.

Address: 5327 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

Phone: (419) 471-0049

Website: https://www.toledoballet.com/

Cost: Varies

Fall classes begin September 3rd! Also see deets for Nutcracker auditions (Sept 12th & 14th)

 

Mini Motions Dance Center

 

Classes: Tap, Jazz, Tumbling, Hip-Hop Modern, Ballet, Lyrical, Cheerleading, Poms, Baton, and more!

Address: 2437 Tremainsville Road. Toledo, Ohio 43613

Phone: 419.473.0999

Website: http://www.minimotionsdance.com/

Cost: $25 Registration Fee – Classes $60 a month.

 

Gymnastics

Bird’s Eye View Circus

Classes: Beginner Youth, Intermediate, & Teen Circus Classes (aerial silks, static trapeze, and lyra)

Address: 1153, 2413 Collingwood Blvd 1st floor, Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: (567) 298-6841

Website: https://www.birdseyeviewcircus.com/

Cost: •$20/single class •$105/ 7 Classes •$200/ 14 Classes

Learn more and sign up on their website!

 

Exceleration Gymnastics Center

Classes: Classes for babies through teens, boys & girls, Gymnastics, Tumbling, Aerial Silks, Ninjas/Parkour, and birthday parties!

Address: 2255 S Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH 43614

Phone: 419-381-1000

Website: http://www.excelerationgymnastics.com/

Cost: Varies…$45-$89 See Website for details

 

New Heights Gymnastics & More

Classes: Gymnastics, Tumbling, Ninja Zone, Birthday Parties and more!

Business Address: 6539 Weatherfield Ct. Maumee, OH 43537

Phone: 419-795-2132

Website: http://www.newheightstoledo.com/

Cost: Varies!

 

Sunrise Gymnastics

Classes: Tumble, Gymnastics, Tae Kwon Do

Address: 3640 N Holland Sylvania Rd, Toledo, OH 43615

Phone: (419) 841-2902

Website: http://www.sunrisegymnastics.com/

Cost: Varies! (All new students can come & enjoy a FREE trial class!)

Music/Vocal Lessons

 

Forte Music School

Lessons: Vocal, Guitar, Drums, Flute, Clarinet, you name it & they’ll teach ya how to play it!

Address: 3208 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613

Phone: (419) 471-2100

Website: https://www.fortemusicandarts.com/

Cost: $90 a month for ½ hour lessons & $180 a month for 1 hour lessons (lessons are once a week)

 

The University of Toledo Community Music Program

UT Center for Performing Arts

Lessons/Classes: Workshops, ensembles, music lessons and more, the Community Music Program seeks to provide local people of all ages with ways to engage their passion for music. Beginner group music lessons in piano and guitar (6 weeks of lessons) start soon…other 6-week sessions available starting in October, January, and March. Visit online today to learn more.

Address: 1910 W. Rocket Drive Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: 419-530-2448

Website: www.utoledo.edu/al/svpa/music/communitymusic/

Operated by the University Of Toledo Department Of Music, the Community Music Program offers many opportunities for music education and performance, and does not require enrollment as a student at UT.

Soccer

Toledo Leprechauns, Toledo Celtics Soccer Club

Leprechauns Registration Is Open To All Boys & Girls Pre-K Through 8th Grade

(Registration Deadlines: Monday, September 16th, 2019. Form is online)

Address: 3215 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613

Phone: (419) 473-9490

Website: https://www.toledoceltics.com/

Cost: $55-$65 depending on Division/grade

 

Pacesetter Soccer Club Offers Jr Day Academy for 3-5 yr olds

Address: 5400 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43615

Phone: (419) 885-3140

Website: https://www.pacesettersoccer.com

Cost: $50 for ages 3-5yrs old (you can ONLY register online)

 

Sylvania Recreation

(Open to District residents as well as non-residents)

Soccer for Pre-K-8th Grade

Address: 7060 Sylvania Ave. Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Phone: 419.882.1500

Website: https://www.playsylvania.com/soccer/

Cost: $45 for residence & $55 for non-residence

 

Sports

Catholic Youth Organizations (CYO)

Sports offered: Soccer, Cheerleading, Football, Cross-country, Softball, Wrestling, Track, etc.

Address: 1933 Spielbusch Avenue Toledo, OH 43604-5360

Phone: Ms. Julie Dubielak 419-244-6711, ext. 4932

Website: https://toledodiocese.org/cyo

Cost: Varies

 

YMCA of Greater Toledo

Programs & Youth Sports: Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, & Cross-country

Address: 1500 N. Superior St. 2nd Floor Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: 419.729.8135

Website: https://www.ymcatoledo.org/

Cost: Varies….see website for more details! See what your YMCA Branch is offering

 

Swim Lessons

SafeSplash +SwimLab Swim School

Offers swim classes & opportunities for competitive swimmers

Address: 1510 Spring Meadows Drive #D-100, Holland, OH 43528

Phone: (419) 370-2801

Website: https://www.safesplash.com/locations/holland

Email: moreinfo@safesplash.com

Cost: $80 per month…for all additional options see website

 

Clubs

Boys & Girls Club of Toledo

Offers: POWER HOUR (An after school homework help program, students work with the instructors on their homework and earn Power Points for achieving weekly academic goals.) CADET CORPS. (A weekly club for 7-, 8-, and 9-year old Club members. Under the guidance of an instructor, members brainstorm and reach consensus on five goals that they will achieve during the week. Club members choose a reward activity for goals achieved.)LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, SPORTS, TECHNOLOGY, ARTS & CRAFTS, etc.

Address: 2250 N. Detroit Ave. Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 241-4258

Website: http://www.bgctoledo.org/

Cost: Free….The Club is open Monday through Friday, after school and in the summer, when children need positive, productive outlets. (See website for locations)

 

 

American Heritage Girls Club

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a Christ centered, family fun, scouting group open to all girls from grades kindergarten through 8th grade.

For all parents interested in having your daughter(s) be a part of AHG, or if you’d just like to find out more about what we are all about, please email Rachel at rachelewbank@yahoo.com .

Cost: The cost is $55 for the year plus additional fees for uniforms (which are optional).

 

For ALL Scouting, Girls on the Run, Chess club, etc. be sure to check out your local public school or parish for deets!

 

After School Activities Guide (2018)

This isn’t your average after school activities guide! Toledo has stepped up its game and is offering the best in after school fun, from Aerial Silks, Circus, Ninja, Food, Vocal, Hip-Hop classes, to Lego, Slime, & Art Clubs…and awesome hands-on opportunities like Dissecting a Cows Eye! It is literally the best time to be a kid, cultivate your children’s interests, and sign them up today! And don’t forget to tag friends and set up that carpool!

 

 

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Bird’s Eye View Circus

Classes: Beginner Youth, Intermediate, & Teen Circus Classes (aerial silks, static trapeze, and lyra)

Address: 1153, 2413 Collingwood Blvd 1st floor, Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: (567) 298-6841

Website: https://www.birdseyeviewcircus.com/

Cost: •$20/single class •$105/ 7 Classes •$200/ 14 Classes

“This August is our 6th year anniversary!   To celebrate we are offering 10% off all our regular class packages throughout the month of August for youth and adults!  Learn more and sign up on our website”

 

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CREATE: Art Studio + Workshop

Classes/Clubs: Preteen Painting Club, Advanced Art 101, Slime Club, After-school Art Club, Friday Preschool Art, Adventures in Painting, & so much more!

Address: 422 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: 419-873-6240

Website: http://www.createperrysburg.com/

Cost: Varies…average is $75-$80 for a 6 week class/club

Register now for art classes and workshops for children and adults. Fall Session starts September 10th!

 

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Exceleration Gymnastics Center

Classes: Classes for babies through teens, boys & girls, Gymnastics, Tumbling, Aerial Silks, Ninjas/Parkour, and birthday parties!

Address: 2255 S Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH 43614

Phone: 419-381-1000

Website: http://www.excelerationgymnastics.com/

Cost: Varies…$45-$89 See Website for details

 

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Foodology

Classes: Homemade Pierogis, Kids Turn to BAKE, Burger Battle (for teens) Taco Takeover (Family Friendly), Kids Turn to COOK (tweens 9+), and more!

Address: 2059 W Laskey Rd, Toledo, OH 43613

Phone: (567) 970-7100

Website: http://www.foodologytoledo.com/

Cost: Prices for the classes range anywhere from $30 – $80, depending on the menu

 

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Greater Toledo Lego Club/Brick Brainiacs

Classes: Cadets (Pre-K & K), Juniors (1st-4th grade), & Seniors (5th-8th grade) also offers Cyber classes

Club Address: 316 N. Michigan St.  Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: 419-318-9756

Website: http://toledolegoclub.org/

Cost: $75 Registration & $40 per month

“Register now for discounted price of $50 and monthly price of $30.”

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Imagination Station

Classes: Think Tank- Think Tank Workshops allow you to use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas. Exploring the eye of a cow through Dissection (Octobers Think Tank)

Address: 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 244-2674

Website: https://www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/

Cost: Think Tanks is $6 for members and $8 for Non-Members

 

 

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Mini Motions Dance Center

Classes: Tap, Jazz, Tumbling, Hip-Hop Modern, Ballet, Lyrical, Cheerleading, Poms, Baton, and more!

Address: 2437 Tremainsville Road. Toledo, Ohio 43613

Phone: 419.473.0999

Website: http://www.minimotionsdance.com/

Cost: $25 Registration Fee – Classes $43-$53 a month.

Fall Registration, Thursday August 16th 5:30-8:00. Classes Start September 4th.

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New Heights Gymnastics & More

Classes: Gymnastics, Tumbling, Ninja Zone, Birthday Parties and more!

Business Address:   6539 Weatherfield Ct. Maumee, OH 43537

Phone: 419-795-2132

Website: http://www.newheightstoledo.com/

Cost: Varies!

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The University of Toledo Community Music Program

UT Center for Performing Arts

Lessons/Classes: Workshops, ensembles, music lessons and more, the Community Music Program seeks to provide local people of all ages with ways to engage their passion for music. Beginner group music lessons in piano and guitar (6 weeks of lessons) start September 4. Other 6-week sessions available starting October 23, January 22 and March 12. Visit online today to learn more.

Address: 1910 W. Rocket Drive Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: 419-530-2448

Website: www.utoledo.edu/al/svpa/music/communitymusic/

Operated by the University of Toledo Department of Music, the Community Music Program offers many opportunities for music education and performance, and does not require enrollment as a student at UT.

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