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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 outs...
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Gallery Wall: Cheta Wihunahe

December 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Cheta Wihunahe Cheta Wihunahe is a gifted nature photographer and citizen scientist. She has raised and released monarchs f...
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Bird Banding

December 11 at 9:30 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Bird Banding Better than binoculars, see intricate details of birds as we capture and band birds from the feeder. Learn about bird b...
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Mill Creek Dog Walk

December 11 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Take a brisk walk with your pup along scenic Mill Creek. Enjoy the flora and fauna as well as hearing a bit of the history of the area. D...
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Winter Solstice Concert

December 16 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Come celebrate the coming of winter as we snuggle into a cozy concert at Look About Lodge. This traditional concert is a favorite of...
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Winter Luminary Workshop

December 17 at 9:30 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
During the long, dark days of winter, luminaries can brighten the season. Join us for a workshop to create a set of 3 different winter lu...
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Birds of Prey Drop-in

December 17 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come see a live owl up close and find out what makes these birds such amazing hunters. Raptor biofacts will be available to see and ...
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December Dog Walk

December 17 at 2-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take a couple hours to slow down and experience the peace of nature with (or without) a furry companion. Everyone is welcome. Meet inside...
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Chickadee Feeding Hike

December 18 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Chickadee Feeding Hike Wild black-capped chickadees can be remarkably friendly. Join a naturalist-led walk for an attempt to lure th...
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Mystery Series-Case of the S'mores Smuggler

December 18 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Patti D. is at it again! This time she swiped s'mores fixings and was last seen fleeing the Watershed Stewardship Center. Can you figure ...
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Hemlock Hike

December 18 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join us for a hike through the Tinker's Creek floodplain. We’ll warm up as we hike through the woods and along the creek enjoying th...
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Wintertime Walk

December 18 at 4 - 5 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Brave the cold weather and come out for a brisk winter hike along the lake. We’ll be moving enough to keep warm while enjoying the calmne...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

December 19 at 7 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
North Chagrin Nature Photography Club Holiday Potluck Dinner Party. Bring along a dish to share. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and program beg...
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Wednesday Walk

December 21 at 4 - 5 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for a short hike around the Lower 40 Loop Trail to welcome the winter season. We’ll look for evidence of animals that stay active...
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Recycled Ornaments

December 22 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Recycled Ornaments Looking for something to keep the kids busy before the holidays? Bring them to the nature center with a handful o...
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Winter Walk in the Woods

December 23 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Need a break in the midst of the busy holiday season? Take time to enjoy the peace of a winter walk in the woods. Allow the stillness of ...
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12,000 Step Program - Hike for Health

December 27 at 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Health professionals now recommend taking at least 12,000 steps a day to improve or maintain your health. Historical Interpreter Dou...
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CanalWay Quick-Step

December 28 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak leads a short hike from CanalWay Center, down to the Lower 40 Loop Trail, and back into the warm welcom...
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Make and Take Pioneer Games

December 28 at 11 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Make and Take Pioneer Games No electricity meant no video games for Ohio’s early settlers. Come learn how pioneers passed the time w...
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Winter Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

December 29 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Winter Wildlife Scavenger Hunt Learn about the amazing ways animals survive the winter and find the hidden clues in order to discover the...
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Holiday Hike

December 29 at 2:30 - 4 P.M.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll meet at the center and head into the valley for one more hike in 2016.  
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Whose Tracks Are Those?

December 30 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
With the snow on the ground it makes it much easier to see what animals have been wandering through your backyard. Let’s go exploring to ...
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Southwest Camera Club: Tech Talk

January 2 at 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Club member Bernie Smith will give a “Tech Talk” discussing how to photograph waterfalls. 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. &nb...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

January 2 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
“MY BEST OF 2016”    It’s the best work you did all year. Now bring in 5 of them and tell us why. Please share your techni...
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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Recent Advances in Ornithology

January 3 at 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Recent Advances in Ornithology Dr. Andy Jones, Department of Ornithology at The Cleveland Museum o...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

January 7 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Draw and paint with us. Members of the Emerald Necklace Art Club are invited to bring their favorite medium as we appreciate the signs of...
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Saturday Night Specials: Patagonia and its Nature

January 7 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Join Dr. Ami Horowitz and travel f rom  snow-capped mountains, glaciers and windy steppe to deserted shorelines, Patagon...
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Cocoa, Cookies, and a Canvas

January 14 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Look About Lodge as we paint a nature scene in acrylics on canvas. Naturalist Stefanie Verish will lead you ...
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Saturday Night Specials: The People and Water of Vietnam

January 14 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
As Vietnam’s population and economy grow, so do the demands on freshwater resources. Urbanized rivers, flooding and wastewater manag...
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Gull and Waterfowl Quest

January 15 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Gull and Waterfowl Quest Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a primer on gull and waterfowl identification. Lake Erie’s waters and shores h...
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Bird Banding

January 15 at 9:30 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Bird Banding Better than binoculars, see intricate details of birds as we capture and band birds. Learn about bird banding, an essen...
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Grow Sprouts

January 15 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Grow Sprouts Grow fresh greens for salads, smoothies, and more on your kitchen counter. Sprouts are an easy and healthy way to get veggie...
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Winter Birding Blitz

January 19 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Huntington Reservation
Winter Birding Blitz Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a search for wintering birds along Lake Erie’s shore. Learn tips on identifyin...
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Coffee with the Birds

January 20 at 8 - 9 a.m
Brecksville Reservation
Would you like to learn more about the birds coming to the nature center’s feeders? Enjoy a cup of coffee while watching our feathered fr...
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Fireside Concert Series: Mark Dvorak

January 20 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Fireside Concerts are back at Look About Lodge in 2017. Mark Dvorak is a remarkable musician and entertainer who takes traditional f...
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Nature Art Series: Recycled Snowflakes

January 21 at 10 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Series: Recycled Snowflakes Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley to learn how to turn an old book into a beautiful winter snowflake d...
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Saturday Night Specials: Birding Ohio’s Lakeshore

January 21 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
A very birdy seasonal romp  with Chuck Slusarczyk, Jr. highlighting the diversity of bird life that can be found in the la...
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Urban Birding Blitz

January 26 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Urban Birding Blitz Wendy Park, on the west shores of downtown Cleveland, is one of the most remarkable birding sites in Ohio. It may be ...
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Fireside Concert Series: SpYder Stomp & Sugar Pie

January 27 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Look About Lodge will host local band, SpYder Stomp & Sugar Pie. Kevin Richards from Roots of American Music with friends Jack D...
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Saturday Night Specials: Scotland, from the Lowlands to the Highlands

January 28 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Animal curator Tad Schoffner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo spends much of his free time visiting and learning about western Europ...
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Coffee with the Birds

January 29 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Coffee with the Birds Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a relaxed morning of watching local birds at the nature center’s feeders. Jo...
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Needle-Felting: The Cutest Owl

January 29 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Try your hand at needle-felting your very own adorable owl amongst our live owls. Local felter, Erin Carlson will lead you through this f...
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Fireside Concert Series: Lee Murdock

February 3 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Welcome Lee Murdock to the Fireside stage. Making folk music for the modern era, Lee Murdock’s work is a documentary and also an ant...
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Fly Tying 1: Introduction

February 8 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Learn the basics of tying flies with Jeff Liskay.  Topics covered include tools and materials needed and how they work, parts of you...
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Fireside Concert Series: Paul Kovac and Friends

February 10 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Paul Kovac and Friends will be a high energy evening of flawless instrumentals and pleasing vocals spanning genres of bluegrass, fol...
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Fireside Concert Series: Hey Mavis

February 17 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
If you like Americana music with class and flare, then Hey Mavis will not disappoint. This favorite Northeast Ohio local band features vi...
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Fireside Concert Series: Katelyn and Jessica Lyons

February 24 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Katelyn and Jessica Lyons are well respected and acclaimed violinists whose music will fill the rafters and hearts of all who come t...
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Fly Tying 2: Patterns

March 15 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Now that you understand the basics of tying flies, learn how to tie different patterns under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Participants wi...
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