Monday, April 2, 2012

205. Jungle Safari Puppet Show

The Jungle Safari Puppet Show with Katie Bee and Roger Dodger has it all: awesome puppets, a touch of magic, storytelling, and antics that get plenty of laughter.
Help decorate a cool balloon tree with jungle animal balloons in this fun program with lots of audience participation!

Varying dates April 4 - May 23.  Call or go to the link below to PRE-REGISTER!


Your local library!

204. Family Friday Night - Remembering the Titanic with Hands-On Science

April 20 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This free event offers hands-on science activities related to water and will recognize the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Jim Paskert of Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) will share his insights about this tragic event and about his work around shipwrecks in Lake Erie. This program is a collaboration of the Center for Science & Mathematics Education-CWRU, Cleveland Lakefront State Park -ODNR, and Cuyahoga County Public Library, funded in part, by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

Reservations requested. Please call 216-881-8141 x3001.


8701 Lakeshore Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44108

Monday, February 13, 2012

203. History of Maple Sugaring

On weekends, visitors can walk through time along the Sugarbush Trail from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern sugar farmers.  The History of Maple Sugaring hikes will lead to the Sugarhouse, where guests can watch sap being boiled into delicious, 100-percent pure maple syrup.  Guided public hikes leave the Sugarhouse every 20 minutes (the last hike leaves at 3:40 p.m.).

History of Maple Sugaring

More Info!

Maple Grove Picnic Area • Rocky River Reservation

Maple Grove Picnic Area is located off Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, between Cedar Point Road and Spafford Road in Brook Park, south of Rocky River Nature Center.  

February 25 & 26
March 3, 4, 10 & 11
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekends
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays (by appointment only)

Friday, February 10, 2012

202. The Magic of Rick Smith, Jr CCPL

Discover the wonder of magic with magician and illusionist Rick Smith, Jr.  He's performed at Boo at the Zoo ( we catch him every year!).  The kids LOVE him it's a great time for all!

The Magic of Rick Smith, Jr. at the Cuyahog County Public Libraries!
Saturday February 11 10 a.m. Independence Branch, 1 p.m. Parma-South Branch, 3 p.m. Berea Branch.

Monday, 13 February 2012, 05:00pm Maple Heights Branch, 7 p.m. Brooklyn Branch

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:00pm  Parma Heights Branch, 7 p.m. Parma-Snow Branch.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 04:00pm  Bay Village Branch, 7 p.m. Parma-Ridge Branch.

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 04:00pm 6 p.m. Mayfield Branch, 7:30 p.m. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch.

Friday, 17 February 2012, 04:00pm Warrensville Branch.

Saturday, 18 February 2012, 01:00pm Garfield Heights Branch, 3 p.m. Orange Branch.

Saturday, 25 February 2012, 10:00am Brecksville Branch, 2 p.m. North Olmsted Branch.

More Info!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

201. Make and Take Table - Candle Making

Make and Take Table - Candle Making
Saturday, January 14 * 1 - 3 p.m.
CanalWay Center * Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation    

Come to CanalWay Center to learn about how pioneers in our area lit up their lives. Find out what materials and methods were used to make candles. Participants will make a rolled beeswax candle to take home. Drop in anytime during the program. CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights.

Sat, January 14, 2012, 1pm – 3pm

4524 E 49th St
Cleveland, OH 44125

(216) 206-1000

Friday, December 30, 2011

200. Fun Events at the Metroparks Toboggan!

Sunday January 8:  Winteriffic! Enjoy ice carvings, hikes, winter recreation demonstrations, and more!

Sunday January 15, Friday February 28, Friday March 9:  Dollar Day - $1 hot dogs and $1 sodas.

Friday February 3:  Cleveland State Vikings Street Team and Magnus the Mascot with activities. s And, all kids receive a FREE ticket to the February 25 Vikings game (Fan Appreciation Night)!

Friday February 10:  Lake Erie Monsters Street Team from 6 to 8 p.m. Drawing to race Sully the Mascot at 8 p.m.! AND, receive a $5 off discount to the February 12 Monsters game!

Other fun stuff going on all the time!

More Info!


16200 Valley Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44136
(440) 572-9990

Thursday, December 29, 2011

199. Snow Tracks at Holden Arboretum

Follow along on this adventure as we look for clues in the snow of just Who’s Been Here? After reading the story by Lindsay Barrett George about what Cammy, her brother William and their dog find we will see what we can find. Lots of animals stay here through the winter. Join us as we venture outside to see whose tracks we can find, where they went and what they were doing.  At the end make your own track story and enjoy hot chocolate. Dress for the weather.

$5 per child, members; $8 per child, nonmembers
Children ages 5 and up with an adult
Saturday, Jan. 21


9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, OH 44094(440) 946-4400
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