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Published: Friday, 7/4/2014

Baseball, Stranleigh Manor, swimming highlight Sylvania weekend

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This weekend in Sylvania, there is a three-day baseball tournament, pools are open, and Stranleigh Manor is open for historical tours. 

FRIDAY

Enjoy an old-fashioned ball game this weekend. The vintage baseball team the Sylvania Great Black Swamp Frogs take on the Woodstock Actives of Woodstock, Ontario, the city‘‍s sister city, in an 1860s-style match. The game is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Trailside Shelter No. 2 at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., Sylvania Township.

Sylvania Recreation Corp. hosts the 26th annual Mavericks Baseball Fourth of July Tournament. The Sylvania Mavericks and more than 40 traveling teams from Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are expected at a three-day competition that kicks off at noon. Games are held at Pacesetter Park at 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., as well as at Southview and Northview high schools and at Veterans Memorial Field, 5951 Garden Park Dr. For a full schedule visit http://www.playsylvania.com/programs/mavericks.php.

SATURDAY

Centennial Quarry is open daily. The spring-water swimming facility is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 and includes entrance to the swim area, its sandy beach, and volleyball and basketball courts. The quarry is at 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania Township.

Burnham Park’s Plummer Pool is open for swimming. Gate fees for district residents are $3.50 for ages 12 and older and $2.50 for 12 and under. An additional $1 is charged to non-local residents. The pool is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Burnham Park, intersection of Erie Street and Maplewood Avenue.

SUNDAY

Stranleigh Manor opens its doors for guided tours. Patrons will see the Georgian Colonial style mansion and its gardens and its connection to the region’s history. Tours run between noon and 5 p.m. at the manor at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., Sylvania Township.

Olander Park opens Lake Olander for daily public swimming. The sandy beach around the lake is open noon to 7 p.m. through summer. Sylvania School District residents pay $2, non-residents $4, and children 2 and under are free. Swim passes are available.

Sylvania Natatorium is open for community swims. Cost per visitor is $4 at the Northview High School pool, 5403 Silica Dr. The open swim is noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m to 4 p.m. Sundays. The pool also is open for Early Bird Lap Swims 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturdays. For a full schedule, contact Melissa Burke at mburke@sylvaniaschools.org.



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