Naturalization Ceremony & Oodles Of Noodles: A Weekend Planner
Here are some things you can do this weekend if you're not burnt out from the Fourth of July
Where/When: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 10 a.m. Friday
Why Go: Each year, the Mentor home of President James A. Garfield hosts a ceremony in which immigrants from around the world become U.S. citizens.
The event is a wonderful example of our country's melting pot ethos. (You can watch videos of previous ceremonies here.)
It's also free and open to the public.
Where/When: Civic Center Park, 5 p.m. Friday
Why Go: This event for the whole family includes swimming with oodles noodles, hunting for coins in the pool, decorating the baby pool area with chalk, searching for treasure in the sand volleyball court and splash contests off the diving board.
Pricing: Free with daily admission or pool pass admittance
Where/When: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 11 a.m. Saturday
Why Go: The "Behind the Scenes" tour includes a visit to the basement, servants' quarters and third floor of the home, along with an inside look at the windmill and 1870’s barn—areas not visited during regular tours.
The tour is about 90 minutes and begins at the Visitor Center. Reservations are required. Participants must be 16 years or older.
Where/When: Civic Center Park, 7 p.m. Tuesday
Why Go: Mentor Parks and Recreation's summer concert series continues this Tuesday with Driven.
With a fantastic three-piece horn section, a female lead singer and four male singers, as well as a reportoire that ranges from country to rock to disco, this band has something for everyone.