10 cool things: recreation

Skate: Whether you’re lacing up for the first time, or looking for a league to push your hockey skills to the next level, we can help you get where you want to be.

Golf: A nine-hole public course, where you can get your very own PGA handicap.

Bocce: Just like in the old country. The pallino, the raffa, the arguing, the arguing some more. How many rec centers this side of Bloomfield have their own bocce court?

Community rooms: Great for events, parties, rallies. Bocce league banquets. Rental starts as low as $20 per hour. Check the recreation department portion of www.mtlebanon.org for full details.

Pool: Did you know the pool is cleaned by a robot? True story.

Tennis: Leagues fill up fast. Some of the best tennis in the country comes to town every summer. And the bubbles mean you can play year round.

Getting better all the time: Almost $1 million is going toward 11 much-needed improvements to the recreation department’s facilities over the next year.

July 4: Summertime fun all day long. Ballgames, skill games for cool prizes, food, music and awesome fireworks. Plus Freedom!!

Senior luncheon and movie: Good food.  Good movie. Six bucks.

Summer concerts in the park: Good music. Free. Bring one of those rolley-cooler things, some canvas chairs and stake out a spot.