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Hunt of the Month: Caterpillars

April 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
As spring emerges so will the caterpillars. There are 20 Caterpillars hidden around CanalWay Center, come find them and then step ou...
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Gallery Wall – Paul Johanni

April 1 - 30 at 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
April 1 - 30 Gallery Wall – Paul Johanni Inspiring Discovery: Forming Nature Artist Paul Johanni displays a collection of his three dimen...
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Your Piece of the Planet

April 3 - June 26
2 - 3 p.m. on Sunday
Rocky River Reservation
April 3 Cool Weather Crops Who wants to wait for Mother’s Day to start a garden? Learn what seeds you can plant now to ensure you ar...
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Reptiles of Northeast Ohio

April 30 at 2 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come meet some of Ohio’s resident reptiles with Naturalist Jeff Riebe. Learn how to identify some of our most common turtles and snakes, ...
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Drop-In Children’s Nature Craft

April 30 at 2 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Naturalist and Artist Jeff Riebe produced a wetlands coloring book for children. This drop-in will be a perfect opportunity to pick ...
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Trains - Cars

April 30 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Did you ever wonder what those trains are hauling? Rail cars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak wil...
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Hunt of the Month: Hummingbirds

May 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
By now hummingbirds have migrated back north, so come find the 20 paper hummingbirds hidden throughout CanalWay Center. After you fi...
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Nature in Watercolor

May 1 - June 30
Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun Noon - 5 p.m. every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Experience the wonder of nature through an exhibition of watercolor paintings by artists from Nancy Notarianni’s adult watercolor class. ...
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Gallery Wall – Cynthia Katzan

May 2 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall – Cynthia Katzan Cynthia Katzan’s colorful works celebrate sublime everyday moments in our natural surroundings. Her wo...
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Southwest Camera Club: Photo Appreciation Night

May 2 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Photo Appreciation Night Join for an open discussion on technique, impact and composition of photos. Bring up to fi...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

May 2 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Beyond the Rule of Thirds, the Power of a Threesome  Think you have a good one or maybe 5? Bring them in and let’s find the tri...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

May 4 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover the different seasons through discovery time, a craft and hike.  Register by phone by May 2 ...
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Cleveland Astronomical Society: Shuttle Columbia Accident - What Really Happened?

May 5 at 6:30 - 7 p.m. meeting, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Speaker
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Matt Melis, NASA Aerospace engineer, worked on the Columbia Accident Investigation. He’ll provide a behind the scenes perspecti...
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Olmsted Historical Society: Farmers Market

May 7 - 28
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market Head to the Event Barn for our Farmers Market featuring local farmers, producers, artisans and ...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

May 7 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the...
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Birds of Acacia

May 8 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for spring migrants throughout this ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars, some available fo...
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2-Hour Cart Tour 10 a.m. - noon

May 8 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the...
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2-Hour Cart Tour 2-4 p.m.

May 8 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the hist...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Power of Pollination

May 11 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Power of Pollination Amy Roskilly from Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District...
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2-Hour Cart Tour 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

May 14 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the hist...
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Acoustic Players Circle

May 14 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Players, singers and listeners will enjoy acoustic music of varied styles in a relaxed, informal, family-friendly setting. Come lead...
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2-Hour Cart Tour 2-4 p.m.

May 14 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the hist...
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All About Cicadas

May 14 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin for a mostly indoor presentation about 17-year cicadas. These fascinating insects should be emerging an...
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Your Piece of the Planet: Build a Pollinator Garden

May 15 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Your Piece of the Planet: Build a Pollinator Garden. Native plants beautify your yard while providing food and shelter to wildlife, plus ...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

May 18 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover the different seasons through discovery time, a craft and hike.  Register by phone by M...
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Evening Cart Tour

May 20 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
  Join our Naturalist on an evening cart tour along the canal. We’ll look for signs of wildlife that roam in the evening hours and d...
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Nature Art Series: Watercolor Butterflies and Moths

May 21 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Series: Watercolor Butterflies and Moths Butterflies and moths will be our muse as beginners and seasoned artists are led...
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Introduction to Monarch Watch

May 22 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Monarchs are a spectacular insect with a fascinating life. Come to this introductory session to learn more about their life cycle and how...
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Handcycling Clinic

May 25 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Learn a new skill or re-visit an activity you once loved. Handcycling is a great way for individuals to use their upper body strengt...
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Turtles Tales

May 28 at Noon - 2 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Stop by our trailside table to learn about turtles. On land and in water, the turtles of Northeast Ohio are a site to see. Garfield Park ...
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Drop In Nature Craft – Owls

May 28 at 1 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Stop in and make your own owl craft out of natural material. We will use walnut shells to fashion an adorable owl and provide cool f...
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Military Memorabilia

May 29 at Noon - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
View WWI, CCC camps, WWII, Korea and Vietnam military items from Joseph Woyma’s family collection. Veteran’s come and place a pin in a ma...
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"Remember the Maine" Walk

May 29 at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
Observe Memorial Day by taking a walk with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus to the USS Maine Memorial. Hear the story of the ill-f...
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Military Memorabilia

May 30 at 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
View WWI, CCC camps, WWII, Korea and Vietnam military items from Joseph Woyma’s family collection. Veteran’s come and place a pin in a ma...
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Hunt of the Month: Frogs

June 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In the summer when you walk around outside you might hear some frogs calling. We have hidden 20 frogs throughout the CanalWay Center...
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Acacia Rain Barrel Workshop

June 4 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater that would be lost to runoff that can be used to water lawns and gardens. Join us, along with...
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Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market

June 4
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market Features local farmers, producers, artisans and vendors all who grow and/or produce their ...
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Tour of Wildflowers Party

June 5 at 1 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Celebrate the end of spring wildflower season. Tour participants are welcome to stop by anytime this afternoon to have your flowers verif...
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Southwest Camera Club

June 6 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Champion of Champions – our final competition of the year, where any image that has placed 1 st , 2 nd or 3 rd...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

June 6 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Critique Night Time to put your knowledge of composition to work. Bring in a maximum of two photos for gentle critique. 
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Steps to Sustainability

June 8 at 6 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
For many species, the future of conservation lies in human hands. Join us this evening for an opportunity to learn ways to benefit n...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

June 10 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural life ...
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Meet the Artist: Cynthia Katzan

June 11 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Meet the Artist: Cynthia Katzan The artist will demonstrate her watercolor techniques and answer questions. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   ...
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Tales Around the Necklace

June 11 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater, excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining and en...
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Birds of Acacia

June 12 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna searching for barn swallows, bluebirds, and nesting orioles.  
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Drop-in Nature Color N’ Doodle

June 18 at 10 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Nature art can be relaxing for all ages. Drop in, sit a while, and relax with some colored pencils, ink pens, and nature designs to draw ...
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Drop-In: Pond Dipping

June 19 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Drop in and drop a net to the bottom of Sanctuary Marsh. Tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs and giant water bugs are just a few things that ...
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Summer Solstice Concert

June 21 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join SpYder Stompers and Sugar Pie to celebrate the long days of summer. Familiar and original folk songs will make this evening a great ...
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Hillcrest Concert Band

June 21 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring a chair or blanket and come enjoy the music of the Hillcrest Concert Band.    
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Nocturnal Wetlands

June 24 at 7 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Even though lots of them are out during the day, some of the most interesting creatures actually come out at night. Join a naturalist on ...
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Drop-In Children’s Nature Craft

June 25 at 2 - 3:30
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we make necklaces from seeds, nuts and hollow twigs. Bring your own seeds and nuts or we will provid...
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Drop In and Drop a Line

June 26 at 10 - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your little ones by North Chagrin Nature Center for an opportunity to land a fish out of historic Sunset Pond. Naturalist Jake Kudr...
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Military History Days

June 26 at 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Military History Days Olmsted Historical Society Exhibitors displaying artifacts will show the role of the military from Rome to Kor...
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Hunt of the Month: Ants

July 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The ants have come to CanalWay center. Come find the 20 ants around the center and bring a picnic to have in the park after. Be sure not ...
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Hunt of the Month: Bats

August 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
By now the baby bats are leaving mom to hunt for bugs on their own. Look around the CanalWay Center for the 20 bats we have hidden. ...
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Hunt of the Month: Mushrooms

September 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Mushrooms come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, come to CanalWay Center and find our 20 colorful mushrooms hidden around the cente...
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Hunt of the Month: Deer

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
As fall colors begin to appear deer become more active. Come to CanalWay to learn why and to find the 20 bucks and does we have hidd...
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Hunt of the Month: Beaver

November 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is approaching and beavers are hard at work gathering branches to eat during the winter months if the water freezes. Stop by Canal...
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First People Festival

November 19 at 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
First People Festival Ever wonder who were the first people that lived in Ohio? Find out what we know about these past cultures and ...
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Hunt of the Month: Snowflakes

December 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is still hanging around so s top by the CanalWay Center to search for 20 hidden snowflakes. Find snow inside and then go outside t...
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