Goldfish catch at all wading pools-free

The Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department's Annual Goldfish Catch will be July 13 at 6 p.m. at all six wading pools. Children will have the opportunity to catch a fish or two as 400 goldfish are placed in each wading pool. The age groups will be as follows with the youngest going first: 4 and under, 5-7, 8-11 and 12 and over. Bring small plastic containers or plastic bags. No nets or glass will be allowed. In case of threatening weather, the event will be delayed until clear. Free.

Note that the wading pools will close on July 12 at 2 p.m. and will remain closed for swimming the day of the catch. The pools will reopen on Friday, July 14.

Working with essential oils class

The Parks and Recreation Department is offering an Essential Oils classes at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave.

All classes are on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will be introduced to all the healthy benefits of using 100 percent pure essential oils. The instructors will discuss the proper ways of using the oils and why to use them.

July 13, Become Essentially Well: This will be a make and take workshop using certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Learn how to use them safely and choose to make roller balls that will benefit your body.

Aug. 10, Essential Moods: Bring about change in your moods as you use all-natural essential oils.

50th annual All-Kids Carnival is July 20

The Parks and Recreation Department's 50th annual All-Kids Carnival will be July 20 from 3 8 p.m. at Bolich Middle School. Don't miss the highlight of the summer. This annual event features pony rides, petting zoo, super slide, Jupiter Jump, balloon sculptures, clowns, face painting, carnival games, food, prizes, and performances by the tot time participants. Everyone is welcome to this affordable city carnival and concessions available for dinner. Note that the wading pools will close at 1 p.m. on July 20.

Music in the Parks is July 10

The Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Concert Series continues this week with the Cuyahoga Falls Community Band performing at Lion's Park on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. All ages are invited to the free summer music program: take a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, all concerts will be moved to the Quirk Cultural Center in the theater.

Touch a Truck July 14

Want to see a dump truck up closehow about a helicopteror fire truck? Join the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department on July 14 for an up close experience with some of the big trucks and equipment that you can only see from far away. This free event will be held at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave. from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. All ages welcome. Face painting, sand pit and more. Concessions available for sale.

Adult Ceramic Project class

Adults who want to try something new but a shorter class this is for you. You can finish a project in just two nights and see if you like this art class. This next class offers a choice out of three wine decanters. Class will be held on Thursdays, July 20 and July 27 from 7 9 p.m. Call the Quirk Cultural for registration fee which covers the bisque, instruction, glazes, and firing. Pre-registration required to determine for class to begin. Project on display.

New Youth Art Camps Creative Discovery

Have the kids take a break from TV and video games to create art based on their interests. Each week has a different theme with each day a different topic. The next session is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday July 18 20. Theme is Athlete/Artist Week with Olympic sports, dance and circus as daily topics.

Ages 6 8 will meet from 1 2 p.m.; ages 9 11 meet from 2:15 3:30 p.m. and ages 12 15 will meet from 3:45 5:15 p.m. There is a class fee which includes instruction and supplies. Class is held at the Quirk Cultural Center.

New Chalk Projects

Stop into the Quirk Cultural Center and see what is going on for adults. Let's Chalk with Chalk Couture class is scheduled for Thursday, July 27 but registration deadline is July 17. The project is a shadow box with sand and shells. All supplies are included. Price includes your transfers and a jar of paste for more projects. Finished product on display. Light refreshments provided.

For further information, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971- 8225, Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425, or visit online at