Mentor is a moderately sized city, with more than 50,000 residents and 1,700 businesses calling it home. Mentor’s strategic location near State Route 2 and Interstate 90 means the bustling city of Cleveland, Ohio is less than 30 minutes away, offering residents of Mentor close proximity to various arts, culture and sports venues. But, residents don’t need to go as far as Cleveland to find fun and entertainment for the whole family! The northern border of Mentor lies along the shore of Lake Erie, the city boasts of an extensive Bikeway System of walking and biking trails, and residents have access to an impressive system of parks, swimming pools, skate parks, nature preserves, ice arenas, and more!
Aside from these favorite year-round options for entertainment in Mentor, the city also hosts numerous events and festivals. Here are some of the events that Mentor will be hosting this September, so mark your calendars!
When: Friday Septmber 6, 2013, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Civic Center Park, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, OH
What: By popular demand, the city extends its market to every week during the growing season. Fresh produce, honey, baked goods and other food products are available for purchase.
Madness in Mentor Pickleball Tournament
When: Saturday & Sunday September 7 – 8, 2013
Where: Civic Center Park Pickleball Courts, 8600 Munson Rd., Mentor
What: Mentor Recreation Department will host it’s first pickleball tournament, attracting players from across Northeast Ohio, in support of this new and upcoming sport! Men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions will have beginner (2.5 – 3.0), intermediate (3.5 – 4.0) and advanced (4.5 – 5.0) matches. First matches will be played at 9 a.m. both days. Fee is $20 for registration in one division, $10 for each additional division. Participants should bring their own racquet. Participants will receive their match times and more information from tournament director one week in advance. Snacks and t-shirt included in registration fee. Registration deadline is Friday, August 30.
Opening Reception Dorothy McNamara Maloney Art Show
When: Friday September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road, Mentor, OH
What: Accepted work for this annual art competition is on display through October 2.
Just Kids Stuff Garage Sale
When: Saturday September 14, 2013 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Eleanor B. Garfield, 7967 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH
Where: It’s just kids stuff for buying or selling. Reserve a 10×10 table in advance, or set-up your own the day of the event. Call 974-5720 for more details.
Visit The James A. Garfield National Historic Site
When: Any time!
Where: The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio 44060
What: In 1876, Congressman James A. Garfield purchased a small farm in the charming Village of Mentor, Ohio. Too small to comfortably accommodate the General, his wife, their five children and his mother, Garfield immediately began to add large additions around the original structure. By the summer of 1880, work on the house was complete, just in time to welcome thousands of visitors to Mentor. The James A. Garfield National Historic Site is the restored home of our 20th President. The home, visitor center and grounds are owned and operated by the National Park Service.
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