Macedonia Family Recreation Center

Those looking to enhance their physical fitness have a 55,000-square-foot facility to help them keep on target.

The rec center offers a swimming pool, weights, cardio machines and numerous health and fitness classes for all ages.

The recreation center is a part of the national Silver Sneakers program, a movement to encourage senior citizens to become more active, said John A. Doyle, aquatics coordinator. "If you are a senior, if you qualify based on your age, there are insurance companies that will cover the classes," Doyle said. "Insurance will cover your membership." Doyle said the facility offers numerous Silver Sneakers classes, from aquatics to yoga and Zumba. "Anything that is encompassed by Silver Sneakers is held in this facility," Doyle said.

The recreation center also hosts fitness classes, including yoga, zumba, cycling, kickboxing, water-based fitness classes and more.

Children and teens can sign up for soccer league play. Basketball or volleyball is offered during the open gyms on Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nordonia High School. The Macedonia Family Recreation Center is at 1494 E. Aurora Road. For details on other fitness, recreation or community activities, call 330-468-8370 or visit online.

Nordonia Hills YMCA

The Nordonia Hills YMCA's largest annual event, the "Run for the Hills" 5K, is set for June 27.

Participants are invited to race through the Nordonia Hills community while friends and family spend the day exploring and playing on the 30 acres of the Nordonia Hills YMCA. Since 2008, this 5K has provided an opportunity for every member of the family to have a great time, stay healthy and support a great cause. All proceeds from this event support the YMCA's Annual Campaign.

Event day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30am! Pre-register online at by 9 a.m. on June 26.

Spirit of Macedonia Festival

The Spirit of Macedonia Festival is scheduled for June 4 through 7.

John A. Doyle, aquatics coordinator at the Macedonia Family Recreation Center, said this year "will have a lot of good stuff," and the festival will also include activities at the recreation center and at Longwood Park. "It was really well-attended last year," Doyle said. "We hope to exceed it." The festival will include live entertainment, food vendors, a beer truck, community booths and a fireworks show on Saturday, weather permitting, he said. For booth or sponsorship information, call 330-468-8370.

St. Barnabas Parish Festival

The 14th annual St. Barnabas Parish Festival is June 19 through June 21 at 9451 Brandywine Road in Northfield Center.

There will be kid's games, rides, entertainment, food, an indoor casino, a $10,000 raffle and more.

Shuttle bus service available from Nordonia Middle School, 73 Leonard Avenue, and Northfield Elementary School, 9374 Olde Eight Road, both just up the road in Northfield Center.

• June 19 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Bus Service is from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

• June 20 from 12 a.m. to midnight, bus service from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

• June 21 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., bus service from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On June 20, the festival will begin with a matinée from noon to 4 p.m. with kid's games, rides, bingo and food (no gambling/alcohol). The festival will resume from 6 p.m., after the 5 p.m. Mass. The band Pieces of Eight will perform in the entertainment tent from 7:30 p.m. to closing.

There will be a Texas Hold'Em Tournament June 21 beginning at 2 p.m. in the indoor/air-conditioned casino. Register in advance by calling 330-467-7959, ext. 150, email or register at the door. Ralph Szubski and his band will perform polkas in the entertainment tent from 4 to 7 p.m. The $10,000 Grand Prize Raffle drawing will be June 21 at 9 p.m. at the headquarters/information tent. Want to volunteer? Sign up at or go to the Festival Volunteer Page for more information.

'Village Days' in the works

The Village of Northfield is planning its first summer festival in years.

Planned for July 18, "Village Days" would take place at the town hall and would include food trucks and live entertainment, Village Mayor Jesse Nehez announced April 22.