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Coleman Adult Day Services in Ravenna has a new program offered to Developmental Disability clients. Totally Tuesdays meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday to have fun around Portage County.
They have gone to the Portage Animal Protective League in Shalersville, Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, Kent Free Library, Chocolate Factory, Scrap 'n' Stamp, the Hiram Field Station and a fire station.
When Totally Tuesdays visited Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna, they experienced making frosting in the Hospitality Service Careers program, led by teacher Margaret Stretar, and the students enjoyed working with the visitors.
While visiting the lab, Superintendent Randy Griffith took time to have his photo taken with the visitors and to talk about baseball and football with them.
They visited the Mechanical Groundskeeping Program, under the direction of teachers Jon Hall and Matthew Monsmam, where students were constructing a rocking chair.
They also toured the Dental Assisting and Early Childhood Education programs.
The visitors said they were appreciative of the time the teachers and students took to talk with them about their programs. They all got a toothbrush and pen to take home.
The group will be going back to Maplewood in April. Starting in April, Roberts Conservatory of Dance in Ravenna will offer dance classes for this group every month.
They can use the things they learn to go to the Coleman Adult Day Services' monthly dances, which are held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month with disc jockey Terry.
For more information on how to join the program, call Janet or Bob at 330-296-3214.
Superintendent Randy Griffith, center, welcomes members of the Totally Tuesdays group of Coleman Adult Day Services in Ravenna, to Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna. With him are, from left, Richard Ford, Joe Cipriano, Shannon Schmidt and Calvin Garrett.