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Cleveland Metroparks 2016 Tour of Wildflowers

March 1 - June 1
6 a.m. - 11 p.m. (park hours) every day
Are you a nature enthusiast, gardener or just love hiking in the park? Then we’ve got a challenge for you! Grab your digital camera or sm...
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Emerald Necklace Neighbors

March 26 - August 1
2 - 3 p.m. every day
Rocky River Reservation
Emerald Necklace Neighbors You love your parks - now be one of the first to sign up to have your yard certified as an “Emerald Necklace Neighbor” h...
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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 are enjoying the ...
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Spring Bird Walks - Hinckley Reservation

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Hinckley Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - Rocky River Reservation

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Rocky River Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Lakefront Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - North Chagrin Reservation

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
North Chagrin Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - Brecksville (Station Rd)

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Brecksville Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - Bedford

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Bedford Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - South Chagrin Reservation

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
South Chagrin Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Spring Bird Walks - Big Creek Rsvn

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Big Creek Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsored...
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Spring Bird Walks - Huntington Reservation

April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday
Huntington Reservation
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83 rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Cosponsore...
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Beginners - 200 Level

April 19 - May 24
6:00 - 7:30 (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Brecksville Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Beginners - 200 Level

April 21 - May 26
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Thursdays Only) on Thursday
Brecksville Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Parent/Junior Learn n League - 200 Level

April 24 - May 29
8 - 11:30 (Sundays Only) on Sunday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
These 6 week programs are meant for a pair (a parent and his/her child) who want to spend some quality time together while learning and building go...
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Beginners - 200 Level

April 26 - May 31
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
North Chagrin Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Novice Golf Learn n League - 200 Level

April 27 - June 1
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This 6-week adult program combines instruction and practice (about an hour) followed by playing 9 holes (usually) in a supervised league setting. E...
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Beginners - 200 Level

April 27 - May 25
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Brecksville Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Beginners - 200 Level

April 27 - June 1
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
North Chagrin Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Beginners - 200 Level

April 28 - May 26
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Thursdays Only) on Thursday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Beginners - 200 Level

April 30 - June 4
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Saturdays Only) on Saturday
North Chagrin Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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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 find the hummingb...
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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. On display...
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Beginners - 200 Level

May 3 - 31
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Beginners - 200 Level

May 4 - June 1
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Spring Birding Workshop

May 5 - 7
6 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day
Rocky River Reservation
Spring Birding Workshop Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a three-day course focusing on migrant songbirds. Take two bus trip birding adventures (M...
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American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Training

May 5 - 19 at 4 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Park Operations in Fairview Park, Thursdays at Lakewood High School Pool
Rocky River Reservation
This course is to train instructor candidates to teach aquatics courses including, basic-level Lifeguarding, Waterfront Lifeguarding, Waterpark Lif...
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Beginners - 200 Level

May 5 - June 2
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Thursdays Only) on Thursday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Heritage Hobby Tour – Maryland

May 6 - 7 at 9 a.m. May 6 through 11 p.m. May 7
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us to venture to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival to explore how these historic crafts are being done today. You will be able to meet ot...
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Bedford Hiking Series #4: Night Hike

May 6 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy spring during this series of six hikes. From ravines and overlooks to waterfalls and wildflowers these hikes offer you an awesome opportunity...
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Wildflowers and Wanderers

May 6 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Wildflowers and Wanderers Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley as we hike the woods around the nature center looking for spring wildflowers and early migr...
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Morning with Mom

May 7 at 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Spend the morning with mom in the park. We’ll enjoy muffins and take a marvelous walk to learn about the cultural and natural history of the reserv...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

May 7 at 10 a.m. - noon
Bedford Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Native Plant Sale

May 7 - 8 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Native plants can be beautiful and beneficial additions to your garden. Using native plants can provide beauty while attracting butterflies and hum...
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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 vendors wh...
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The Novice Naturalist

May 7 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Becoming acquainted with seasonal wildflowers is a must for all enthusiasts of nature. Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we explore early May wildflo...
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Wildflower Walk

May 7 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join a naturalist and see the best in bloom for this week. Spring wildflowers change daily and it’s always exciting to see what has just opened up ...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

May 7 at 1 - 4 p.m.
Brookside 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 the seaso...
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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 history of the...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

May 8 at 9 a.m. – noon
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more.  Be prep...
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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 for loan. &n...
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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 history of the...
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Mother's Day with Mother Nature

May 8 at 1 - 2 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Skip buying expensive flowers this year and come see nature in spring bloom. Share the afternoon with your mom on a nice, easy hike in beautiful We...
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Flowers for Mom

May 8 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Flowers for Mom Stop in to the nature center to paint and plant a pot of flowers and herbs for the special mom in your life. 2 – 3 p.m.   RRNC...
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Get Out...

May 8 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis on the trails. Over the next several months, we’ll add a little more distance to this hiking series.
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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 history of the...
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American Red Cross Pool/Waterfront Lifeguard Training

May 9 - 21 at Mondays and Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
The Blended Learning American Red Cross Pool/Waterfront Lifeguarding course teaches participants the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond ...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

May 9 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Slow down and enjoy a leisurely walk as we explore all that this reservation holds during this busy month of spring. We’ll be in search of migratin...
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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Copernicus to Newton

May 9 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Copernicus to Newton Gary Kader, from Baldwin Wallace University, will discuss how The Renaissance revolutionized...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

May 10 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain to hike along Tinker’s Creek and look for blooming bluebells and other spring wildflowers. Hemlock Creek Picnic Area ...
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Bicycle Maintenance 1

May 10 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Come learn what makes the wheels go around on your bike in this lecture style class with some hands-on experience.  Topics will cover washing ...
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Treadway Trail Wildflower Hke

May 10 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
We are going to be hiking on a City of Cleveland connector trail. This path is known to have beautiful wildflowers along its hillside. Call for dir...
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Periodical Cicada Primer

May 10 at 7-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Science tells a fascinating story of these patient, elegant organisms and their explosive activity every 17 years. Satisfy your curiosity with Natu...
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Beginners - 200 Level

May 11 - June 1
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Bedford Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Youth Outdoors New Volunteer Orientation

May 11 at 7 - 9 pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Share your interest in outdoor recreation with youth from the city of Cleveland!  We are looking for adults to assist with adventure experienc...
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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 will share a X...
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Spring Discovery Hike

May 12 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Life is bursting with budding wildflowers, the return of migrant birds, fresh fungi, and more! Watch the season unfold every Thursday in May to see...
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Nurture with Nature

May 12 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your family for a monthly program exploring nature through books, games, and hikes. This month we'll learn about wildflowers. Register by pho...
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Aquatic Insects: Assessing Rivers and Streams

May 12 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Aquatic insects have a big role in the environment and ecological monitoring. Find out how these tiny creatures are used to assess the health of wa...
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Short Game - Pitching & Sand - 200 Level

May 12 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Learn the fundamentals and refine your skills around the green. You'll discover the similarities between pitching and green-side bunker shots. Disc...
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Sunrise Walk

May 13 at 5 - 6:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join a leisurely walk around Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. We’ll learn why this nature preserve is so special and enjoy the sunrise before f...
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Magee Marsh Trip A

May 13 at 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Magee Marsh Trip A Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to visit one of the hottest spots in the country to watch warblers and other spectacular songbirds...
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National Frog Jumping Day

May 13 at 7-9 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What species of frog is jump-jump-jumping into our wetlands? Come learn about our native frogs. How many can we hear and see? Also, make your own o...
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Wildwood Park Spring Cleanup

May 14 at 10 a.m. - noon
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Euclid Creek enthusiasts in maintaining a wetland and a rain garden helping restore the Euclid Creek. Activities include removing trash, ...
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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 history of the...
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Golf Swing - Fundamentals - 500 Level

May 14 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
This class is for golfers who hit shots that curve to the right for right-handed players and left for left-handed players. If you want to learn how...
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An Introduction to Atlatls

May 14 at Noon - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Learn the history of the atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing device that has been used around the world for thousands of years. Try your hand at thro...
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Preparedness: Inside and Out

May 14 at Noon - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Emergencies happen, are you ready? Several participating agencies such as the County Office of Emergency Management, Greater Cleveland Red Cross, C...
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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, play along, s...
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Afternoon Archery for Kids

May 14 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your child to the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’ll have all supplies available for you...
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Nature Journaling

May 14 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera.   &nb...
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Love a Tree Hike

May 14 at 2-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
There are many ways to enjoy nature. Naturalist Matt Knittel shares some fun and artistic methods to learn more about trees. Write a poem or a stor...
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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 history of the...
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Afternoon Archery for Adults

May 14 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Have you ever wanted to try archery? Join us in the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’ll have al...
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In Search of Cicadas

May 14 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Hike with Naturalist Carly Martin as we go in search of emerging 17-Year Cicadas. The last time these big buzzy insects made an appearance in Cleve...
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Woodland Wildflowers

May 14 at 3 - 5 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stroll through the spring forest with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the woodland wildflowers and hear the stories those pl...
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Bike the Canal

May 14 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
It’s Bike Month! Bring your own bike to enjoy a leisurely bike ride from CanalWay Center to Rockside Road. Bring money, as we’ll stop for ice cream...
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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 any day now. What...
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Tales Around the Necklace

May 14 at 7-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater, excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining and enlightening...
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Seven Wonders of Cleveland Metroparks Bus Trip

May 15 at 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Tie up those walking shoes and join Naturalist Natalie Schroder for a day of wonder as we discover some of the top sights within Cleveland Metropar...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

May 15 at 9 a.m. – noon
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more.  Be prep...
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Birding Blitz

May 15 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Birding Blitz Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a big morning of birding at one of Cleveland’s top hotspots: Wendy Park. The woodlots could be over...
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2016 Shawnee Stroke Play Tournament

May 15 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
Individual 18 hole stroke play event Last day to enter Sunday, May 8th or when full Prizes determined by number of entries Prizes to be paid in mer...
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Garfield Park Dog Walk

May 15 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Stroll the All Purpose Trail Loop around Garfield Park with your pup. Dogs must be leashed and waste picked up. Walkers without dogs are also welco...
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Tons of Turtles

May 15 at 11 a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Spring is high-time for turtles to be on the move. Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna for a short indoor presentation on turtle behavior, followed by the ...
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Snakes of Cleveland Metroparks

May 15 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you ever wondered if that snake you saw was venomous or what species it may be? Naturalist Jake Kudrna will take you through an introductory p...
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American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Skill Module

May 15 at noon - 6 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
This one day course is for individuals who currently possess an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid certification and need to update their kn...
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Dog Walk

May 15 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Hike with your four-legged friend along the Rocky River. This area is a great place to see Virginia bluebells and other wildflowers.  PawPaw P...
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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 they requi...
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Woodlands of Bedford: Blooms and Butterflies

May 16 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Explore the floodplains around Tinkers Creek for beautiful late-spring flowers and their associated butterflies with Fred Losi. This hike will be r...
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Magee Marsh Trip B

May 17 at 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Magee Marsh Trip B Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to visit one of the hottest spots in the country to watch warblers and other spectacular songbirds...
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History Hike: Lawrence Grist Mill

May 17 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
History Hike: Lawrence Grist Mill Explore the stories of the Lawrence Grist Mill that was located southeast of Rocky River Nature Center. Built in ...
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Cicadas Afterschool

May 17 at 4 - 5 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Kids will love getting ready for the 17-year cicada emergence. Join a naturalist to learn a little more about these insects and what to expe...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

May 17 at 4 - 6 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on a boat ride going “up the river.” We’ll discuss the Cuyahoga River, bridges, area geography, wat...
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Garlic Mustard Pull

May 17 at 6-8 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Help protect native habitat by pulling garlic mustard, an invasive species. Hinckley Hills parking lot Registration preferred online or by phone 44...
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Bicycle Maintenance 2

May 17 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
After taking Bicycle Maintenance 1, join us for the next step in becoming more proficient at working on your own bike. This mostly hands-on class w...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

May 17 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on a boat ride going “up the river.” We’ll discuss the Cuyahoga River, bridges, area geography, wat...
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Animal Crackers

May 18 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to celebrate the end of the Animal Crackers school year with a Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favorite teddy bear, or other stuffed ...
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Young Explorers 10 a.m.

May 18 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let’s get moving as we learn about transportation. We’ll take a closer look at vehicles found in and around Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Have...
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Flowers Along the Creek

May 18 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna along the trails of Euclid Creek in search of this season’s wildflowers. We will hike the same route through the month ...
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Animal Crackers

May 18 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to celebrate the end of the Animal Crackers school year with a Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favorite teddy bear, or other stuffed ...
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Young Explorers 1 p.m.

May 18 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let’s get moving as we learn about transportation. We’ll take a closer look at vehicles found in and around Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Have...
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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 May 16   &n...
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Biohike: Wildflowers

May 18 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biohike: Wildflowers With longer days and shorter nights, wildflowers are emerging and painting the forest floor with color. Join Naturalist Marty ...
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Cicadas Afterschool

May 18 at 4 - 5 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
  Kids will love getting ready for the 17-year cicada emergence. Join a naturalist to learn a little more about these insects and what to expe...
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Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting May 18, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip June 2 - 5)

May 18 at CanalWay Center, Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip June 2 - 5 (all day)
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Grab your hiking boots and join us for a 4-day backpacking excursion through historic Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. White blazes will guide the wa...
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West Creek Night Hike

May 18 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields and forests of West Creek using all of our senses. A spirit for adventure is the only requirement. Mona...
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Animal Crackers

May 19 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to celebrate the end of the Animal Crackers school year with a Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favorite teddy bear, or other stuffed ...
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Spring Discovery Hike

May 19 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Life is bursting with budding wildflowers, the return of migrant birds, fresh fungi, and more! Watch the season unfold every Thursday in May to see...
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Short Game - Putting & Chipping - 500 Level

May 19 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
This session reviews basics of successful around the green shots. The class will provide general, fundamental and basic instruction that is useful ...
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For Adults Only: Deciduous Trees I, II, III

May 19 - 21 at 7-9 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
From roots to flower buds, get all the information, tools and practice you’ll need to identify deciduous trees and understand tree growth in this t...
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Discovering Nature: Bunns Lake

May 20 at 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Discovering Nature: Bunns Lake Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We’ll explore Bunns Lake trail to discove...
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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 discuss the...
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Ride the Emerald Rim

May 21 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Celebrate National Bike to Work Week immersed in nature as you pedal through the Emerald Necklace on a cycling adventure. Starting from the Chalet,...
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Bird’n the Flats

May 21 at 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Bird’n the Flats The pockets of Cuyahoga River create unexpected sanctuary for migratory birds. Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for bird watching a...
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Extreme Hiking

May 21 at 9 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Trees are leafing out and the forest canopy is closing quickly. Hike with Naturalist Pam Taylor through the forest. Wear appropriate footwear, trai...
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Nature Writing

May 21 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join writers Jenny Clark and Linda Tuthill as they prompt us to express our creative side through the wonders of natural history. We will take a sh...
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Children's Fishing Derbies

May 21 at 9:00 am - noon (ages 4-8) 1-4pm (ages 9-15)
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Annual Children's Fishing Derbies - FREE! Saturday, May 21 at Ohio & Erie Canal, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Cuyahoga Heights AND Sunday...
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2016 Two-Player Scramble/Better Ball

May 21 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rocky River Reservation
$120 - includes green fees and snack for both players.  Carts optional - may be rented day of event. Format:  Front 9 Two-Player Scramble...
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Bedford Hiking Series #5: Broadway Trailhead

May 21 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy spring during this series of six hikes. You'll have an awesome opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while exploring the boundry of the park betw...
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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 by Naturalist ...
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Golf Swing - Woods - 500 Level

May 21 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Learn the fundamentals and refine skills. For players who have abandoned using their driver or struggle to use it well. This session will focus mor...
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May Meandering

May 21 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
One of our smallest reservations packs a nice punch. Join a naturalist as we hike the interior trails of the reservation. Garfield Park Center park...
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Wilderness Skills: Firemaking

May 21 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Learn the basics of starting a fire using primitive methods with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt. Create a spark with flint and steel, then coax it into f...
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American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Skill Module

May 21 at noon - 6 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
This one day course is for individuals who currently possess an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid certification and need to update their kn...
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Visit the Lorenzo Carter Cabin

May 21 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Visit the little log cabin that has sat on the east bank of the Flats since 1976. Learn the story behind it as well as the early history of Clevela...
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Spring Photo Hike

May 21 at 2 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Capture the sights of the season as spring unfurls: the tender shoots of green to the delicate wildflowers, mourning cloak butterflies and early po...
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Lessons from a Stream Hike

May 21 at 2-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Celebrate the 25th Annual RiverDay by taking a tip or two from a stream. First we’ll look at some sedimentary action on our stream table, indoors. ...
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Rockin at the Docks

May 21 - September 4
8 - 11 p.m. on Saturday
Lakefront Reservation
Don't miss live music at e55 on the Lake every Saturday! Concert Line-up Saturday, May 21 Blue Eyed Soul Saturday, May 28 Cats on Holiday Sunday, M...
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Full Flower Moon Stroll

May 21 at 9 - 10:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
May conjures up the beauties that have been lying dormant under the cold winter earth. Stroll in Acacia Reservation with a naturalist as we celebra...
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Children's Fishing Derbies

May 22 at 9:00 am - noon (ages 4-8) 1-4pm (ages 9-15)
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Annual Children's Fishing Derbies - FREE! Sunday, May 22 at Wallace Lake, Mill Stream Run Reservation, Berea AND Saturday, May 21 at Ohio Erie &...
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Catching the Last Wave: Bird Migration

May 22 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Catching the Last Wave: Bird Migration Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a walk around the center’s woodland trails for the last big wave of migran...
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Last Chance Wildflower Walk

May 22 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Search for the last blooms of spring on the Scenic Loop trail with Naturalist Selby Majewski. We’ll try to fill any remaining gaps in your Tour of ...
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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 to be a p...
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American Red Cross Pool/Waterfront Lifeguard Training

May 23 - 27 at 9a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
The Blended Learning American Red Cross Pool/Waterfront Lifeguarding course teaches participants the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond ...
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Little Explorers: Rainbows of the Woods

May 23 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rainbows of the Woods Join Naturalist Bev Walborn with your little explorer to discover colors through the rainbows of ...
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Little Explorers: Rainbows of the Woods

May 23 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rainbows of the Woods Join Naturalist Bev Walborn with your little explorer to discover colors through the rainbows of the woods....
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Woodlands of Bedford: Blooms and Butterflies

May 23 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Explore the floodplains around Tinkers Creek for beautiful late-spring flowers and their associated butterflies with Fred Losi. This hike will be r...
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Stroller School

May 24 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Come in for a short program and a walk. We’ll read a story, sing a song and meet some animal friends before heading outside for fresh air. Children...
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Barn Swallows and Bluebirds

May 24 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Man-made cavities and tree holes are perfect places for amazing birds. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to seek out these marvelous insectivores hu...
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Nature Boat Ride 4 p.m.

May 24 at 4 - 6 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
View Cleveland’s wildlife from a boat. We’ll discuss the plants that inhabit the river bed and look for a wide variety of waterfowl as we float dow...
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Evening Dog Walk

May 24 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join an after-work walk through the forest to get some exercise for your furry friend.
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Nature Boat Ride 7 p.m.

May 24 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
View Cleveland’s wildlife from a boat. We’ll discuss the plants that inhabit the river bed and look for a wide variety of waterfowl as we float dow...
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Discovery Days: Beautiful Blooms

May 25 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Homeschool in the Valley

May 25 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Look up in the sky- It’s a bird! Have you ever wished you could fly like a bird? Join Naturalist Angelec Hillsman to learn about the flight and fea...
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Biohike: Cicadas

May 25 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Biohike: Cicadas Periodical cicadas are expected to emerge this spring. The last emergence was 1999. Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for a lesson o...
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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 strength to pedal a bi...
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West Creek Night Hike

May 25 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields and forests of West Creek using all of our senses. A spirit for adventure is the only requirement. Mona...
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Music at Merwin's Wharf

May 25 - August 31
7 - 10 p.m. on Wednesday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
Enjoy live music at Merwin's Wharf Wednesdays this summer. Concert Schedule Date Artist Wednesday, May 25 Bobby Neal Wednesday, June 1 Becky Boyd D...
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Spring Discovery Hike

May 26 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Life is bursting with budding wildflowers, the return of migrant birds, fresh fungi, and more! Watch the season unfold every Thursday in May to see...
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Preschool: Wiggling Worms

May 26 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Worms are all around us and under our feet. We’ll hike, look for worms and wiggle as we learn about worms in our world. Register online beginning M...
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It’s a Tree

May 26 at 12 - 1 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a quick hike though Wildwood Park to shine a light on some of the park’s greatest trees.
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“Try-it” Activities: Mountain Biking

May 26 at 4 - 8 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Discover how fun, yet challenging mountain biking can be during these one-hour long “Try-It" sessions. Try-Its will be on the hour from 4 - 7 ...
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Music at Emerald Necklace Marina

May 27 - August 26
6 - 9 p.m. on Friday
Rocky River Reservation
Enjoy live music every Friday night at the Emerald Necklace Marina. Concert Schedule Friday, May 27 Bobby St. Vincent Friday, June 3 Sommerfugl Fri...
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Family Friday Night: Cicadas

May 27 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
What in the world are those noisy creatures? Learn about the amazing emergence of the 17-year periodical cicada with Naturalist Selby Majewski. Sea...
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Birding & Cicadas by Pontoon

May 28 at 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Hop aboard the Floating Water Lab for an early morning float. If the timing is right, we could experience the sights and sounds of periodical cicad...
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In-Seine Invertebrates

May 28 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
How do we know if a river is healthy or not? Today we will throw on our boots, and take our seines to the Chagrin to discover the invertebrates man...
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Turtle Drop-in

May 28 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Meet a couple of live Ohio turtles, see and touch some different turtle shells and discover where these ancient reptiles live.  
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Cicada Invasion

May 28 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Brecksville Reservation
The Periodical Cicada emergence was amazing in 1999 in Brecksville Reservation. Will it be again? Join Naturalist Wendy Weirich to see if these fas...
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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 Reservatio...
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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 facts about owls...
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Family Bike Ride

May 28 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Load up your family, friends and bicycles for a casual bike ride along the Towpath. We’ll stop along the way to discuss some of the wildlife that c...
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Cicada Sensation

May 28 at 1-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
The sights, sounds and other sensations brought on by thousands of 17-year cicadas can be overwhelming--but that’s the point. Unravel the mystery o...
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Dog Hike

May 28 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike some of the wooded trails. All dogs must be leashed.
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Worden's Ledges Hike

May 28 at 3 - 5 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Hike along a beautiful wooded trail that winds through sandstone ledges with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt. Learn about the history of the many carvings...
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Bio Blitz: Forest Floor to Treetops

May 29 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Bio Blitz: Forest Floor to Treetops Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a quest to find salamanders, frogs, birds, the first dragonflies of the season...
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Wildwood Wetland Walk

May 29 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a leisurely walk enjoying the restored wetland and creek to see what is calling it home. Cliff swallows and oth...
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Visit the Lorenzo Carter Cabin

May 29 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Visit the little log cabin that has sat on the east bank of the Flats since 1976. Learn the story behind it as well as the early history of Clevela...
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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 map to show ...
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Sunday Drop-by: Hiding in Plain Sight

May 29 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Let’s take a look at the use of camouflage in all types of animals, from birds to bugs and mammals to fish.
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Hidden Insects and Camouflage

May 29 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Did you see it? The most interesting insects are some of the hardest to find. Join Naturalist Andrew Mularo for an afternoon of exploring insects a...
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Cicada Search

May 29 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Seventeen years ago, this area was full of cicadas emerging from the ground. The air may be full of buzzing insects today; learn about this fascina...
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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-fated ship and w...
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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 map to show ...
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Amazing Arachnids

May 30 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Believe it or not, spiders are one of the most important animals in their habitats. Hike with Naturalist Andrew Mularo and observe these fascinatin...
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Nature Boat Ride 4 p.m.

May 31 at 4 - 6 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
View Cleveland’s wildlife from a boat. We’ll discuss the plants that inhabit the river bed and look for a wide variety of waterfowl as we float dow...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session I-Level IV

May 31 - June 30
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session I-Level III

May 31 - June 30
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session I-Level I

May 31 - June 30
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session I- Starfish

May 31 - June 30
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session I- Sunfish

May 31 - June 30
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session I-Goldfish

May 31 - June 30
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session I-Level II

May 31 - June 30
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Fly Fishing 1: Introduction

May 31 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Combines classroom and dry land casting to introduce you to basic fly fishing equipment and techniques. Led by Jeff Liskay. Fishing license not req...
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Yoga and Hike

May 31 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski the last Tuesday of the month through September. Additional c...
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Nature Boat Ride 7 p.m.

May 31 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
View Cleveland’s wildlife from a boat. We’ll discuss the plants that inhabit the river bed and look for a wide variety of waterfowl as we float dow...
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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. See how many ...
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Gallery Wall – Cynthia Katzan

June 1 - 30
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily every day
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall – Cynthia Katzan Cynthia Katzan’s colorful works celebrate sublime everyday moments in our natural surroundings. Her works will be on ...
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Junior Fundamentals Series - 200 Level

June 1 - 22
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Bedford Reservation
Designed like our Adult Beginners classes, juniors will get a chance to learn the basics, but have fun too. Full swing, putting and chipping will b...
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National Running Day Run

June 1 at 5-6 p.m.
Brookside Reservation
Run, Matt, run! Out-of-shape Naturalist Matt Knittel will lead a leisurely paced run (approximately 10 minutes per mile, max) around Brookside Rese...
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West Creek Night Hike: Evening Songs

June 1 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist for an evening hike around West Creek to listen for early summer singers. Birds and frogs will be primary target. Come see how ma...
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Beginners - 200 Level

June 1 - 29
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Golf Swing - Fundamentals - 500 Level

June 2 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
This class is for golfers who hit shots that curve to the right for right-handed players and left for left-handed players. If you want to learn how...
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Ohio Wetlands Day Trifecta Bus Tour

June 3 at 7 am-5 pm
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman on a tour to explore three living postcards from the ice age. Triangle Lake Bog, Kent Bog, and Herrick Fen are humming ...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

June 3 at 10 a.m. - noon
Hinckley Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Dog Hike

June 3 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the rolling terrain of Acacia Reservation. All dogs must...
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Beginners - 200 Level

June 3 - 24
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Fridays Only) on Friday
Bedford Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Sunset at the Lake

June 3 at 7:30-9 p.m.
Big Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Debra Shankland at Lake Isaac as dusk nears. We’ll look for wildflowers and wildlife, then let our ears take over our perceptions a...
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Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K Run/Walk

June 4 at
8 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m. - 5k Run/Walk
Rocky River Reservation
The most beautiful 5K in the Cleveland area!  This chip-timed 5K run/walk incorporates the beautiful scenery of the Rocky River Reservation. J...
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2016 Two Player Better-Ball

June 4 at 9:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
2 Player 18-Hole Event Cleveland Metroparks Player of the Year Tournament $150 - Includes greens fees, carts and driving range token for both playe...
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Extreme Hiking

June 4 at 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
There is no better way to celebrate National Trails Day than hiking. Plan to hike a variety of trail surfaces and bring a grocery bag to help clean...
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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 Cuyahoga ...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club Monthly Meeting

June 4 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Big Creek 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 the seaso...
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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 own goods. Each...
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Learn-To-Swim Parent & Child- Tadpole

June 4 - August 6
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. on Saturday
Hinckley Reservation
Water acclimation for children 6-18 months old. Parent must accompany child in the water.
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Learn-To-Swim Parent & Child- Guppy

June 4 - August 6
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. on Saturday
Hinckley Reservation
Water acclimation for children 18-36 months old. Parent must accompany child in the water.
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Junior Fundamentals Series - 200 Level

June 4 - 25
11 a.m. - Noon (Saturdays Only) on Saturday
North Chagrin Reservation
Designed like our Adult Beginners classes, juniors will get a chance to learn the basics, but have fun too. Full swing, putting and chipping will b...
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Cicada Invasion

June 4 at noon - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cicada Invasion! We haven’t seen them since 1999 but the 17-year cicadas will be back this spring for a few weeks of flying around, buzzing and lay...
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National Trails Day Hike

June 4 at 1-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Explore all of West Creek Reservation’s six miles of trails, while observing the flora and fauna of the meadow, upland forest, and floodplain fores...
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In Search of Cicadas

June 4 at 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
In Search of Cicadas Cicadas abound! Let’s see if we can find them near Rocky River Nature Center. You won’t want to miss this amazing phenomenon t...
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2016 Brothers Championship

June 5 at 10:00am first time
Bedford Reservation
2 Player 18-Hole Event $120 per team-includes greens fees, cart fees, and snack for both players. Tee times start at 10:00a.m. Front nine-two playe...
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Sunday Drop By: Butterflies

June 5 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Check out butterfly habitat, life cycle and food requirements in the great outdoors . Look for winged jewels in action in our meadows and native ga...
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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 verified and sh...
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Your Piece of the Planet: Native Plants for Every Yard

June 5 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Your Piece of the Planet: Native Plants for Every Yard Native plants have the ability to thrive in the variable landscapes of our yards. If you’ve ...
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Sunday Stroll: Cicada Sounds

June 5 at 2:30-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Cicadas announce their presence by filling the midday summer sizzle with their unmistakable chorus. Join a naturalist for an easy hike to learn abo...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 6 - 10
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 6 - 10
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Naturalist at the Pond

June 6 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Stop by anytime this morning to find what’s hidden in Dragonfly Pond. Hold a crayfish or catch a frog. A naturalist will be on hand with nets and b...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

June 6 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Slow down and enjoy a leisurely walk with Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we explore all that Acacia Reservation holds during this first month of su...
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2016 Big Met Advanced Junior Golf League

June 6 - August 1 at 11:00am
Rocky River Reservation
This league is for the serious, competitive junior golfer with skills advanced enough to score below 50 on a regular basis on a regulation golf cou...
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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 in a competiti...
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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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Junior Clinics - 200 Level

June 7 - 9
6-9 years: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; and 10-17 years 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. every day
Bedford Reservation
Fundamental instruction for entry level and beginner level junior golfers. Loaner clubs provided as needed. Call 216-641-1864 for more information....
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Camp Hinckley

June 7 - 9 at 10am-2pm
Hinckley Reservation
Kids, are you ready for three days of adventure and fun? You will have the opportunity to try your hand at orienteering, fishing, kayaking, fire bu...
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Preschool Camp

June 7 - 9 at 10am-noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Splish, splash we'll have some fun with water in the park! Each day the wonders of water will be explored through games, activities, and more. We h...
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Littles Find Cicadas

June 7 at 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and go in search of big buzzy bugs. 17-year Cicadas are back and you won’t want to miss this fun and educational oppor...
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High School Prep - 500 Level

June 7 - 28
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Brecksville Reservation
A class for the experienced teen golfer who is looking to make the high school team. This class will cover course management and assess the player'...
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Cuyahoga River Kayak Tour

June 7 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Enhance your paddling skills while enjoying a light workout as you paddle the Upper Cuyahoga River, a State Scenic River. The calm water in this se...
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Beginners II - 200 Level

June 7 - 28
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Bedford Reservation
This class is suggested for graduates of the Beginners Series. (Although that is not mandatory)� It will reinforce the fundamentals and try to adva...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

June 8 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 June 2  
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Strawberry Planter Olmsted Historical Society

June 8 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Strawberry Planter Olmsted Historical Society Receive hands on instructions to create your own small strawberry planter and learn to care for your ...
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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 nature through y...
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West Creek Night Hike: Frogs

June 8 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Whether they’re under logs, in the water, or just hiding out in the greenery, we’ll be keeping our eyes to and ears to the wetlands for the frogs o...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Feeding Your Hive

June 8 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Feeding Your Hive Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture Magazine, will be speaking about the importance...
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Scavenger Hunt

June 9 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Scavenger Hunt Kids will love searching the pond and forest for clues on this naturalist-led scavenger hunt. 10 – 11:30 a.m.   RRNC Terrain: s...
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Pond Dipping Drop-By

June 9 at 10-noon
Big Creek Reservation
Pond Dipping Drop-By Drop by the pond near the Prehistoric Play Pit to examine life under water. We’ll provide dip nets, field guides, and aquarium...
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A Small Field Life

June 9 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Do you enjoy catching butterflies and grasshoppers? Come to Acacia Reservation to learn about these insects that call the park’s grassland home. En...
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Edgewater LIVE 2016

June 9 - August 11
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday
Lakefront Reservation
 Edgewater LIVE is back!  Every Thursday, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy activities, music and food. See below for details. 2016 Band...
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Mountain Bike Time Trials

June 9 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Challenge yourself with this off-road time trial. Complete one lap on marked single track at Royalview Trail. Categories will be broken into men, w...
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Short Game - Putting - 500 Level

June 9 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
This clinic will focus on the fundamental aspects of how to make more putts. �A review of grip, stance and technique will be covered along with hel...
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American Canoe Association Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop

June 10 - 12 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
Hinckley Reservation
Share your love of kayaking with others by becoming an American Canoe Association certified instructor.  This workshop follows standards estab...
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American Canoe Association Level 1-2 Stand Up Paddleboarding: Instructor Certification Workshop

June 10 - 12 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
Hinckley Reservation
Share your love of stand up paddleboarding with others by becoming an American Canoe Association certified instructor.  This workshop follows ...
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Junior Learn-n-League - Cadet Level - 300 Level

June 10 - July 15
8 - 11:30 (Fridays Only) on Friday
Bedford Reservation
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� Each week ...
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American Red Cross Babysitter Training

June 10 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Participants 11 to 15 years old learn the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Through hands-on activitie...
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Cicadia Mania

June 10 at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
This year marks the emergence of the 17 year cicada. Join Naturalist Jenny McClain to experience this natural phenomena and discover some interesti...
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Euclid Beach LIVE 2016

June 10 - August 12
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday
Euclid Creek Reservation
Relax by the lake and enjoy live music at this Friday night lawn chair series. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic.  Every Friday June 10 -...
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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 of Northea...
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Family Friday Night: Explore a Wetland

June 10 at 7 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Search for frogs, newts and snakes with Naturalist Jeff Riebe. We will have nets and viewing containers available to examine what we find. Bring we...
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Cicadia Mania

June 10 at 9 - 10 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
This year marks the emergence of the 17 year cicada. Join Naturalist Jenny McClain to experience this natural phenomena and discover some interesti...
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Mohican and Amish Country Birding Bus Trip

June 11 at 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Mohican and Amish Country Birding Bus Trip  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a whirlwind birding trip to the hemlock valleys of Mohican and t...
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Hike N’ Paint

June 11 at 9 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Bring your paints along for the ultimate plein air experience. We will hike to a scenic location along the trail and create a masterpiece on-site. ...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

June 11 at 10 a.m. - noon
Hinckley Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Half Hikathon

June 11 - 25
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday
Half Hikathon 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese on this weekly wellness hike series exploring Cleveland Metroparks. We’ll traver...
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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.   RRNC
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Planting to Attract Pollinators

June 11 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Planting to Attract Pollinators Pollinators are the imperative to our survival. Naturalist Beth Whiteley will discuss how you can aid these creatur...
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Owls - Hunters of the Night

June 11 at 11 a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
This program will take a look at several of the owls found in Northeast Ohio. Come see a live owl, and learn about their unique characteristics and...
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Afternoon at Stan Hywet Hall

June 11 at Noon - 5 p.m.
Join us on a tour of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. We’ll ride on the bus down to Akron for a walking tour of the summer Gardens on the Hywet prope...
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Nature Journaling

June 11 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera.   &nb...
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Wilderness Skills: Hiking Survival Pack

June 11 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Eleven essential survival items should be found in every hiking pack. Find out what they are, and how to create a lightweight pack. Meadows Picnic ...
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2016 FootGolf Family Four-Player Scramble

June 11 at Tee times start at 2:00pm
Rocky River Reservation
Entry Fee is $50/team.  This includes green fees for all 4 players for 18 holes. The fee also includes a hot dog snack following the event. Ea...
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Pond Safari

June 11 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Pond Safari Who lives in the pond? Grab a net and try your hand at capturing a variety of aquatic creatures. 2 – 3:30 p.m.   RRNC Terrain: fla...
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Dog Hike

June 11 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails together. All dogs must be leashed. &n...
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Rocking on the River Concert Series at Paddler's Point

June 11 at 7 - 11 p.m.
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
Don't miss this outdoor concert on the banks of Irish Town Bend featuring Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and...
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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 enlightening...
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Go Mothing!

June 11 at 9-10:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Welcome to the Dark Side of lepidoptera! Join Naturalist Mark Warman as we attract moths using light and different recipes for moth bait: a mash of...
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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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2016 Family Four-Player Scramble

June 12 at 10:00am first time
Rocky River Reservation
Only one registration needed per family/team. Tee times start at 10:00am Event is a 9-hole scramble Each player's tee shot must be used at least on...
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2016 Seneca Stroke Play Tournament

June 12 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
Individual 18 hole stroke play event Last day to enter Sunday, June 5 or when full Prizes determined by number of entries Prizes to be paid in merc...
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Edible Container Garden

June 12 at 11 a.m. - Noon
Rocky River Reservation
Edible Container Garden Learn tips for successful container gardening and grow everything you need for a salad in one beautiful patio pot! Bring yo...
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Junior Naturalist: Pond Dipping

June 12 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
What strange creatures live in the marsh? We’ll use our nets and our brains to find out. Plan on getting messy today.    
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Build a Bird

June 12 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Joe Higgins on a hike around West Creek to observe birds in their natural habitat. Pay particular attention to their physical featu...
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Biological Succession: Foundations of the Forest

June 12 at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you ever wondered what the first steps are in a growth of a forest? Join a naturalist on an afternoon hike and learn about succession, a key b...
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Afternoon Dog Walk

June 12 at 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join a naturalist for a brisk walk through the forest to get some exercise for your furry friend.
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Junior Learn-n-League - Cadet Level - 300 Level

June 13 - July 18
8 - 11:30 (Mondays Only) on Monday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� Each week ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level II

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Goldfish

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level I

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Sunfish

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level V

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level III

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level VI

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 13 - 17
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 13 - 17
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Starfish

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level IV

June 13 - 24
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Little Explorers: Rabbits and Raindrops

June 13 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rabbits and Raindrops Bring your little explorer to learn about mother and baby rabbits while we read Rabbits & Raindrops by ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Goldfish

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level I

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Sunfish

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level IV

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level V

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level VI

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level III

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Starfish

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session I-Level II

June 13 - 24
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Little Explorers: Rabbits and Raindrops

June 13 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rabbits and Raindrops Bring your little explorer to learn about mother and baby rabbits while we read Rabbits & Raindrops by ...
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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Southern Hemisphere

June 13 at 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Southern Hemisphere Paul Harding, from the Case Western Reserve University Department o...
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Junior Learn-n-League - Junior Level - 300 Level

June 14 - July 19
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Brecksville Reservation
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� Each week ...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

June 14 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain for a leisurely hike through beautiful Whipp’s Ledges. We’ll look for late summer wildflowers as we explore the rugge...
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CanalWay Camper

June 14 - 16 at 10am-3:30pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We will spend three days discovering the skills of an extreme camper through fun and games. We will learn how to use a compass, build a fire, hike,...
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Junior Clinics - 200 Level

June 14 - 16
6-9 years: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; and 10-17 years 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
Fundamental instruction for entry level and beginner level junior golfers. Loaner clubs provided as needed. Call 216-641-1864 for more information....
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2016 Mastick Woods Cadet Golf League (Tuesdays Only)

June 14 - August 9 at 10:00am
Rocky River Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks & Mastick Woods Golf Course will host a Cadet League on its sporty 9-hole executive course.  The Cadet League is for ...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

June 14 at 6 – 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more.  Be prep...
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Junior Learn-n-League - Cadet Level - 300 Level

June 15 - July 20
8 - 11:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� Each week ...
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Primitive Skills Camp (child with adult)

June 15 - 17 at 10am-2pm
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalists Kathy Schmidt and Sharon Hosko to learn primitive skills. Start a fire with flint and steel, build a debris shelter, find your way...
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Nature Baby

June 15 at 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a walk in the woo...
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Basic Sailing Course June 15th - June 17th

June 15 - 17 at June 15, 4 - 7 p.m, June 16 & 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Learn to sail small 14-foot sailboats in pairs and solo during this entry level yet strenuous course. The course will consist of both classroom and...
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LaDue Kayak Tour

June 15 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Strengthen your core and your senses on a relaxing kayak tour of LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County. Participants will be given instruction on how to...
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2016 Pee Wee Golf League - Mastick Woods Golf Course

June 16 - July 21 at 6:30 a.m. (Thursdays Only) Report to the Mastick Woods Pro Shop
Rocky River Reservation
Entry-level league designed to introduce new players to the on-course golf experience. Players must arrive and report to the Mastick Woods Pro Shop...
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Junior Learn-n-League - Junior Level - 300 Level

June 16 - July 21
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Thursdays only) on Thursday
Brecksville Reservation
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� Each week ...
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2016 Little Met Junior Golf League (Thursdays Only)

June 16 - August 4 at 9:30am
Rocky River Reservation
This league is for intermediate skill players mature enough to handle 9-holes of golf on their own. The age guidelines are 11 to 17 years old A fee...
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Full of Flowers

June 16 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Tulip tree, tulip poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera ; all are titles used to describe one of Ohio’s most elegant flowering trees. Join Naturalist Jak...
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Mountain Bike Time Trials

June 16 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Challenge yourself with this off-road time trial. Complete one lap on marked single track at Royalview Trail. Categories will be broken into men, w...
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Nurture with Nature

June 16 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Explore nature through books, games, hikes and other activities. This month we’ll learn about cicadas. Register by phone beginning June 1  
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Short Game - Chipping - 200 Level

June 16 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
This clinic will focus on the fundamentals of proper chipping. �Learn how to play shots from different lies and conditions. �Get advice as to wheth...
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Hike on Bike Tours

June 18 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown on a summer bicycle tour through South Chagrin and Bedford Reservations. This ride will have designated stops to discu...
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Prairie Drop-In

June 18 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Stop by to see what is in bloom. Naturalist Kathy Schmidt will be there to identify plants and share their pioneer and American Indian uses. Tallgr...
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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 forth your...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

June 18 at 10 a.m. - noon
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Uncle Robby’s Fishy Tales

June 18 at 10:30 - Noon
West Creek Reservation
Bring the whole family to learn the FUN-damentals of fishing. West Creek Reservation Park Manager, Rob Angiocchi will get boys and girls hooked on ...
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Fish Frenzy Weekend-Saturday

June 18 at 10:30-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take a peek underwater to discover the fascinating world of fish. Get hooked on fish with an indoor introduction to the sport with "Uncle Robby." P...
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Nature Art Series: Recycled Hummingbird Feeders

June 18 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Series: Recycled Hummingbird Feeders It can take over 450 years for a plastic bottle to degrade. Help the planet and the creatures that ...
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Fish Frolic

June 18 at 1-2 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Can you outswim a pike?   Naturalist Matt will teach you a few fishy games to play with you and your friends! Have fishy fun frolicking around...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

June 18 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Family Kayaking

June 18 at 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Naturalists will help families explore Hinckley Lake from kayaks. We’ll look for great blue herons and other wildlife. All equipment provided. Regi...
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Prairie Drop-In

June 18 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Stop by to see what is in bloom. Naturalist Kathy Schmidt will be there to identify plants and share their pioneer and American Indian uses. Tallgr...
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Evening Float

June 18 at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Paddle a kayak into dusk with Naturalist Pam Taylor. You will be guided around the lake while watching the transition of wildlife from day to night...
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2016 Senior Two Player Scramble Classic

June 18 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
2-Player 18 hole event. $120.00 - Includes greens fees and cart fees for both players. Scramble event for a team of two golfers Both players must b...
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga – Beginners

June 19 at 8 - 9:45 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is a fun and enlightening experience. Spend the first 30 minutes learning basic SUP techniques, then practice SUP y...
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Birding the Banks of Euclid Creek

June 19 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on the banks of Euclid Creek searching for woodpeckers, catbirds and sandpipers. 
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

June 19 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddle strokes, and stand...
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Fish Frenzy Weekend-Sunday

June 19 at Noon-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take a peek underwater to discover the fascinating world of fish. Play games that are fishy fun, enjoy crafts, and even catch live fish in West Cre...
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Land without Lungs

June 19 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Did you know that there are some species of salamander that live on land without lungs? Hike to salamander hollow and observe these incredible anim...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

June 19 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddle strokes, and stand...
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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 can be found in...
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Get Out...

June 19 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike. Over the next several months, we’ll add more distance to this hiking series.
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Father’s Day Hike

June 19 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Father’s Day Hike Enjoy a family hike around the beautiful West Channel Pond. We’ll search for wildlife like beaver, mink, and water snakes. 2 – 3 ...
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Biodiversity Blitz

June 19 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biodiversity Blitz Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a tree-top-to-forest-floor search. Needed is a keen eye for biodiversity. We’ll seek out as ma...
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Sunrise on the Longest Day

June 20 at 6 - 7:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
We’re celebrating the summer solstice with dawn and dusk hikes along the Chagrin River. Join us for a walk this morning as the sun rises.  
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 20 - 24
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 20 - 24
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Summer Solstice Hike

June 20 at 3 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a hike through the forest and along the gorge to welcome summer. We may see remnants of spring wildflowers and ...
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Sunset on the Longest Day

June 20 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
We’re celebrating the summer solstice with dawn and dusk hikes along the Chagrin River. Join us this evening to watch the sun set and finish your l...
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The Full Strawberry Moon Stroll

June 20 at 9:30 - 10:45 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
This full moon brings forth some of the first-fruits of Spring. Join us on a short stroll under this warm full moon as we share American Indian leg...
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Climb the Ledge Youth Day

June 21 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Experience the thrill of climbing on natural rock at Hinckley Reservation. Learn proper climbing techniques and knots while learning to talk the cl...
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Urban Birding Survey

June 21 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Urban Birding Survey Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a survey of nesting birds at Wendy Park. Surprises await us at this remarkable park on the o...
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Folklore Camp

June 21 - 23 at 10am-2pm
South Chagrin Reservation
Fact or fiction? Real or imaginary? Nature folklore is rooted in our culture and waiting for us to explore its mysteries! Join us for three days of...
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CanalWay Nature Explorers

June 21 - 23 at 10am-3:30pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Get ready for three fun filled days of exploration at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We will play games and activities that are based aroun...
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BioCamp

June 21 - 24 at 10am-3pm
Rocky River Reservation
Jump into the weird world of living things with Naturalist Marty Calabrese. Explore Cleveland Metroparks in thrilling ways. Find the cool, the unus...
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Junior Clinics - 200 Level

June 21 - 23
6-9 years: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; and 10-17 years 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. every day
North Chagrin Reservation
Fundamental instruction for entry level and beginner level junior golfers. Loaner clubs provided as needed. Call 216-641-1864 for more information....
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Camp Hinckley

June 21 - 23 at 10am-2pm
Hinckley Reservation
Kids, are you ready for three days of adventure and fun? You will have the opportunity to try your hand at orienteering, fishing, kayaking, fire bu...
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Biology Camp I: Citizen Scientists

June 21 - 24 at 10am-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Have you ever wondered what bird is singing outside your window? Or which frogs are calling at night? Learn about our local wildlife and ways that ...
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Summer Solstice 3rd Anniversary Hike

June 21 at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Many cultures celebrate Mother Earth on the summer solstice. Connect with nature on the first full day of summer and celebrate West Creek’s anniver...
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Golf Swing - Fundamentals - 500 Level

June 21 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This class is for golfers who hit shots that curve to the right for right-handed players and left for left-handed players. If you want to learn how...
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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 kickoff to...
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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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Beginners - 200 Level

June 21 - July 19
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

June 22 at 10-11:30 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
Search for early summer insects in the meadow. Discover the differences between beetles, bugs and butterflies with Naturalist Debra Shankland. We w...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

June 22 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 June 16  
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Beginners - 200 Level

June 22 - July 20
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Mountain Bike Time Trials

June 23 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Challenge yourself with this off-road time trial. Complete one lap on marked single track at Royalview Trail. Categories will be broken into men, w...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

June 23 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddle strokes, and stand...
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Rain Barrel Workshop

June 23 at 6:30 - 8 p.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 Cuyahoga Soil & Wate...
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Beginners - 200 Level

June 23 - July 21
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays Only) on Thursday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Boy Scouts Merit Badge: Plant Science I & II

June 24 - 25 at Friday, 6/24 from 4-7:30 pm and Saturday, 6/25/16 from Noon-3:30 pm.
West Creek Reservation
Discover fascinating organisms in the Kingdom Plantae and their incredible adaptations to survive in all sorts of places. Naturalists Mark War...
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Family Campout at Squire's Castle (SOLD OUT)

June 24 - 25 at 6 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Reserve your spot for this special family campout at Squire's Castle. Try disc golf or slacklining, or just relax around the...
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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 a hike to ...
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The Novice Naturalist

June 25 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
The 17-year cicada is back! Let’s take a close look at this amazing creature in the order homoptera. Bring your sketch book as we document this ama...
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Dragon Boating

June 25 at 1 – 3 p.m.
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
Celebrate the Asian tradition of dragon boating with a high energy paddle on the Cuyahoga River. Cleveland Dragon Boat Association members will int...
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Butterfly Investigators

June 25 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Butterfly Investigators Want to know more about local butterflies? Hike the trails to look for these beautiful and important creatures. We will tak...
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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 provide you with natu...
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Non-Campout

June 25 at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Do you like the idea of a campout, but don’t want to sleep out? Young families will have fun cooking their dinner, going on a hike, and doing campo...
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In Search of Fireflies

June 25 at 9:30 - 11 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist as we venture into the forest in search of fireflies. Our ultimate prize will be if we can spot a congregation of synchronizing f...
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Rock Climbing 1: Introduction to Climbing

June 26 at 9 a.m. - noon
Hinckley Reservation
Experience the thrill of climbing on natural rock at Hinckley Reservation. Learn how to belay, use proper climbing techniques and knots while learn...
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Birding the Mouth of Euclid Creek

June 26 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder at the mouth of Euclid Creek in search of waterfowl, kingfishers and cave swallows.
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2016 Adult/Junior 2-Player Scramble at Little Met (Junior 14-17 years)

June 26 at 10:00am first time
Rocky River Reservation
This is a competitive event with an emphasis on two players spending some quality time together and having some fun playing golf as a team. It is o...
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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 Kudrna will be...
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2016 Adult/Junior 2-Player Scramble at Little Met (PeeWee division 6-9 years)

June 26 at 10:00am first time
Rocky River Reservation
This is a competitive event with an emphasis on two players spending some quality time together and having some fun playing golf as a team. It is o...
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2016 Adult/Junior 2-Player Scramble at Little Met (Cadet Division 10-13 years)

June 26 at 10:00am first time
Rocky River Reservation
This is a competitive event with an emphasis on two players spending some quality time together and having some fun playing golf as a team. It is o...
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Hike Huntington

June 26 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Huntington Reservation
Hike Huntington Enjoy the sights and sounds of forest and beach on a beautiful summer morning. 10 – 11 a.m.   HuR Lake Road Trailhead Terrain:...
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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 Korea. Museum buil...
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Rock Climbing 1: Introduction to Climbing

June 26 at 1 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Experience the thrill of climbing on natural rock at Hinckley Reservation. Learn how to belay, use proper climbing techniques and knots while learn...
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Family Fun Hike

June 26 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join us for a leisurely walk around Acacia Reservation. We’ll look for birds, bugs and flowers as we explore this former golf course.    ...
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Your Piece of the Planet: Managing Water in the Landscape

June 26 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Your Piece of the Planet: Managing Water in the Landscape Traditional water management systems like French drains can overload sewers and divert th...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 27 - July 1
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Boot Camp

June 27 - 30 at 10am-2pm
Rocky River Reservation
Bring your boots! This cool and energetic nature camp is designed to maximize outdoor adventure. These four down-and-dirty days will take you salam...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

June 27 - July 1
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Catching Bugs

June 27 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Butterflies, caterpillars, ladybugs and grasshoppers abound in the summer. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder searching the field for these interesti...
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“Try-it” Activities: Stand Up Paddleboarding

June 27 at 4 - 8 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Discover how fun, yet challenging stand up paddleboarding can be during the one-hour long "Try-It" sessions. Kayaking is also available, but to try...
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“Try-it” Activities: Kayaking

June 27 at 4:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Discover how fun, yet challenging kayaking can be during the one-hour long "Try-It" sessions. Stand Up Paddleboarding is also available, but to try...
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Nature-Garten

June 28 - 30 at 9:30-noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Children getting ready to enter kindergarten will enjoy having fun and discovering nature at Look About Lodge. Our motto for the week: No Going Hom...
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Small Wonders-Big Adventures

June 28 - 30 at 10am-noon
Rocky River Reservation
Big adventures await our smallest explorers in this camp where curiosity and discovery will be a part of each day along with games, stories, art an...
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Primitive Skills Camp

June 28 - 30 at 10am-2pm
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Join naturalists to learn primitive skills. Start a fire with flint and steel, build a debris shelter, create a deerskin pouch, and find your way w...
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Hidden Valley Survival

June 28 - 30 at 10am-3:30pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for three days of early survivor skills, activities, and games. We will enjoy many American Indian skills like archery, atlatl, canoeing, s...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

June 28 at 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Start where you left off in Kayaking I. We taught you how to do a wet exit, but we left you wondering how to get back in your kayak. Learn deep wat...
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Fly Fishing 2: Supplemental Skills

June 28 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn advanced skills and good fishing locations as you practice casting the fly rod into the lake. Fishing license required. Prerequisite: Fly Fis...
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Lake Erie Kayak Tour

June 28 at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Enhance your kayak skills as we paddle sit-on-top kayaks behind the breakwall to experience a new view of downtown Cleveland. Water and weather con...
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Yoga and Hike

June 28 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski the last Tuesday of the month through September. Additional c...
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Discovery Days: Interesting Insects

June 29 at 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Junior Fundamentals Series - 200 Level

June 29 - July 20
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Brecksville Reservation
Designed like our Adult Beginners classes, juniors will get a chance to learn the basics, but have fun too. Full swing, putting and chipping will b...
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga – Beginners

June 29 at 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is a fun and enlightening experience. Spend the first 30 minutes learning basic SUP techniques, then practice SUP y...
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West Creek Night Hike: Raptors

June 29 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist for an evening hike around West Creek to spot local flying predators! Look to the sky to see how many of these magnificent birds ...
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Firefly Safari

June 29 at 8 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in search of fireflies while discovering some fun facts about these incredible insects. Nets and bug jars will be ...
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My Grandperson and Me Camp: Forest and Shore

June 30 - July 1 at 10am-1pm
North Chagrin Reservation
Young children will love bringing their own grand-adult to spend a couple of days at summer camp! We'll do all the things we love about camp: hike,...
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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 to let the...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

July 2 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek 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 the seaso...
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Dog Hike

July 2 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of the reservation. All dogs must be leashe...
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Looking Under Logs

July 2 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Even though it can’t always be seen, lots of natural activity takes place underneath a rotting log. Many of nature’s most important processes occur...
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Worm Safari

July 3 at 10 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Believe it or not, many of the introduced species of earthworms can be devastating to the natural ecosystems that exist in our parks. Join Naturali...
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Get Out...

July 3 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis on the trails. Over the next several months, we’ll add more distance to this hiking series.
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Monarch Walk

July 3 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Monarchs have returned and are being seen nectaring on many of our summer blooms. Search the fields and meadows with Naturalist Natalie Schroder in...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

July 5 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
There is no better way to celebrate National Trails Day than on an extra-long hike. Plan to hike a variety of trail surfaces and bring a grocery ba...
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Bedford Explorers

July 5 - 7 at 10am-3:30pm
Bedford Reservation
We will spend three days exploring Bedford Reservation, hiking along Tinker's Creek and through the forest. We will play games and do activities th...
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Super Science Camp

July 5 - 7 at 10am-3:30pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
If you love science and discovery, this is the camp for you. We will spend our time exploring nature under the microscope, get our hands dirty indo...
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Drop-in Bug Hunt

July 5 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Stop by anytime this afternoon to grab a net and hunt for insects. A naturalist will be on hand to help identify what you catch.  
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Kelly's Island Paddling Campout (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip July 15 - 17)

July 5 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip July 15 - 17
Hinckley Reservation
Looking to expand your paddling experiences and explore different horizons and shores? Enjoy a weekend on the water with fellow paddlers on beautif...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

July 5 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Sun and Moon Camp

July 6 - 8 at 10am-3pm
South Chagrin Reservation
Kids will love experiencing camp in the bright of the day and as the sun sets in this three day exploration of nature and fun. We'll explore the de...
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Young Birders Camp

July 6 - 7 at 10am-2pm
Rocky River Reservation
Is there a budding Roger Tory Peterson or Audubon in your family? They will enjoy hanging out with other kids who share their love for birds and na...
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Primitive Skills Camp

July 6 - 8 at 10am-2pm
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Join naturalists to learn primitive skills. Start a fire with flint and steel, build a debris shelter, create a deerskin pouch, and find your way w...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

July 6 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover some slithering friends through discovery time, a craft and hike. Register by phone by July 4  
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Turtle Happy Hour

July 6 at 5 - 7 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Do you enjoy the trails around the center, but just can’t make it there before 5? Tonight the building will be open late just for our evening visit...
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Stinchcomb Summer Concert Series

July 6 - 27
6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday
Rocky River Reservation
STINCHCOMB SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Cleveland Metroparks has grown tremendously over the past 99 years! Starting with 3.4 acres in Rocky River Reserva...
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LaDue Kayak Tour

July 6 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Strengthen your core and your senses on a relaxing kayak tour of LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County. Participants will be given instruction on how to...
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga – Beginners

July 6 at 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is a fun and enlightening experience. Spend the first 30 minutes learning basic SUP techniques, then practice SUP y...
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Reptile & Amphibian Study I & II

July 7 - 8 at Noon-3 pm on both Thursday and Friday, Friday at Beyer's Pond in Big Creek Reservation
West Creek Reservation
Join our certified merit badge counselors for this interactive, two-part program designed to fulfill requirements 1-7 & 9-10 of the Reptile &am...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

July 7 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddle strokes, and stand...
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Nurture with Nature

July 7 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your family for a monthly program exploring nature through books, games, and hikes. This month we’ll learn about lightening bugs. Register by...
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Beginners II - 200 Level

July 7 - 28
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Thursdays Only) on Thursday
Brecksville Reservation
This class is suggested for graduates of the Beginners Series. (Although that is not mandatory)� It will reinforce the fundamentals and try to adva...
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Ledge Pool Dive-In Movie I

July 8 at 8 p.m. (depending on sunset)
Hinckley Reservation
In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan...
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Paddlesports Family Campout - Clinic 1

July 8 - 9 at Mandatory On-Land Clinic 1: Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Paddlesport Session 1: Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
2 Clinics Available.  Please register for either Clinic 1 or Clinic 2: Clinic 1: Friday at 7:30 p.m.& Paddlesports Session 1: Saturda...
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Paddlesports Family Campout - Clinic 2

July 8 - 9 at Mandatory On-Land Clinic 2: Friday at 8:30 p.m.; Paddlesport Session 2: Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
2 Clinics Available. Please register for either Clinic 1 or Clinic 2: Clinic 1: Friday at 7:30 p.m.& Paddlesports Session 1: Saturday at 8:30 a...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

July 8 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural life of Northeast Ohio communitie...
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Prairie Drop-In

July 9 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Stop by to see what is in bloom. Naturalist Kathy Schmidt will be there to identify plants and share pioneer and Indian uses of those plants. ...
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Beginners - 200 Level

July 9 - August 13
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Saturdays Only) on Saturday
North Chagrin Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Nature Journaling

July 9 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera. Register o...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

July 9 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddle strokes, and stand...
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Rocking on the River Concert Series at Paddler's Point

July 9 at 7 - 11 p.m.
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
Don't miss this outdoor concert on the banks of Irish Town Bend featuring Faction.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy some great live mu...
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The Novice Naturalist

July 9 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
It’s a great month to observe turtles sunning themselves around Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh. Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we study and hike ...
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Birds of Acacia

July 10 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for nesting birds throughout the reservation’s ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars; some available f...
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Kayaking 1 & 2: Flat-water Fundamentals

July 10 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
This entry level course combines Kayaking 1 & Kayaking 2 into one extended class with both classroom and on the water practice. Learn basic pad...
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Family Creek Climb

July 10 at 1 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
What lives in Sulphur Springs Creek? Let’s spend the afternoon exploring and getting dirty. Join Naturalist Selby Majewski as we hike to the Chagri...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level V

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Starfish

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level IV

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level VI

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Sunfish

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level III

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Goldfish

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level II

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level I

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Appalachian Lifestyles Camp 101

July 11 - 15 at 9:30-noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown for hands-on study about the life and art of the Appalachian culture. During this week of hands-on exploration, we wil...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level II

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 11 - 15
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level I

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level VI

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Sunfish

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Starfish

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 11 - 15
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level IV

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level V

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level III

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Goldfish

July 11 - 22
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Goldfish

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level VI

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level V

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level IV

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Starfish

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Sunfish

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level III

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level II

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Level I

July 11 - 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level II

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level V

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Goldfish

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level III

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II- Sunfish

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level IV

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Starfish

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level VI

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level I

July 11 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Kayaking/SUP Youth Day

July 12 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Have fun on the water learning two new sports. We'll explore nature from a new perspective as you learn to walk on water stand up paddleboard (SUP)...
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American Girl Camp

July 12 - 14 at 10am-2pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Travel back to the 1930s and meet BeForever Girl Kit Kittredge. We will solve a mystery, plan a party and enjoy a fun field trip.
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Camp Brecksville JR

July 12 - 14 at 10am-2pm
Brecksville Reservation
Hey kids! Join naturalists as we explore Brecksville Reservation in search of the many plants and animals that call this reservation home. We will ...
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Nature Explorers

July 12 - 14 at 10am-2pm
North Chagrin Reservation
Does your child love getting down and dirty in the great outdoors? Then this is the camp for them! Explore North Chagrin Reservation through pond d...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level IV

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Starfish

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II- Sunfish

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Goldfish

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Beginners II - 200 Level

July 12 - August 2
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Brecksville Reservation
This class is suggested for graduates of the Beginners Series. (Although that is not mandatory)� It will reinforce the fundamentals and try to adva...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level II

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level III

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Level I

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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2016 Senior Masters Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship

July 13 - 14 at Players should contact the course starting the Monday before play to obtain tee times.
Rocky River Reservation
Enter the 2016 Senior Masters Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship, to be played at Big Met, Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 th  and 14 th ....
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Beginners - 200 Level

July 13 - August 3
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Bedford Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Naturalist at the Marsh

July 14 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Stop by Sanctuary Marsh during your evening walk around the nature center. Naturalist Carly Martin will be on hand to discover the life around the ...
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Golf Swing - Fundamentals - 500 Level

July 14 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
This class is for golfers who hit shots that curve to the right for right-handed players and left for left-handed players. If you want to learn how...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #1 - Mastick Woods

July 15 at Check-in at 9:00pm, Shotgun start at 9:30
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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A Day in the Life of Euclid Creek

July 16 at 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
What does a creek do all day?   Join Cleveland Metroparks and Friends of Euclid Creek to get up close and personal with a unique natural resou...
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2016 Manakiki Course Championship and Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship Qualifier

July 16 - 17 at Players should contact the course starting the Monday before play to obtain tee times.
North Chagrin Reservation
Course Championships/GCAC Qualifying Entry into the Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship is through earning an exemption (see reverse side) or by...
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2016 Shawnee Hills Course Championship and Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship Qualifier

July 16 - 17 at Players should contact the course starting the Monday before play to obtain tee times.
Bedford Reservation
Course Championships/GCAC Qualifying Entry into the Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship is through earning an exemption (see reverse side) or by...
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Fun with Fungus

July 16 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Melanie Wheeler for an exploratory and interactive fungus-focused program. We'll take a closer look at mushrooms and learn about th...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

July 16 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Drop In: Crayfish

July 16 at noon - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Explore the world of these amazing freshwater crustaceans. Learn how they spend their lives underwater, the different parts of a crayfish body, as ...
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Wilderness Skills: Useful Plants

July 16 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike through field and forest with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt to learn about plants that can be used in a variety of ways.
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2016 FootGolf Two Player Scramble

July 16 at Tee times start at 2:00pm
Rocky River Reservation
Entry Fee is $30 per team The fee also includes a hot dog snack following the event. Each team will consist of any two players. Event is a two play...
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Birding the Banks of Euclid Creek

July 17 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on the banks of the creek searching for woodpeckers, catbirds and sandpipers.
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

July 17 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Insects Galore

July 17 at 1 - 5 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Let’s celebrate the wonderful world of bugs! Meet cool critters from around the world, migrate to Mexico as a monarch butterfly, and see what insec...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: Upriver

July 17 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe even a picnic d...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 18 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 18 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

July 18 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Slow down and enjoy a leisurely walk with Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we explore all that this newer reservation holds during the summer. Search...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

July 18 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Picturing Pieces Parts                     &nbs...
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Kayak Exploration Camp

July 19 - 20 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Enjoy the water this summer learning basic kayaking skills on flat water before tackling bigger water during a tour on day two. Basic paddling stro...
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CanalWay Adventure Camp

July 19 - 21 at 10am-3:30pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We will spend three days doing different recreational activities in nature. Learn about archery, fishing, and biking. You must provide your own bik...
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Biology Camp II: Scientific Experimenters

July 19 - 22 at 10am-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Do you enjoy discovering? Coming up with new ideas? Carrying out experiments? Join us this summer to learn how to design and conduct your own exper...
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Camp Brecksville JR

July 19 - 21 at 10am-2pm
Brecksville Reservation
Hey kids! Join naturalists as we explore Brecksville Reservation in search of the many plants and animals that call this reservation home. We will ...
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Woodland, Wetland, and Wildlife Camp

July 19 - 21 at 10am-3pm
North Chagrin Reservation
Does your child come home dirty or wet from head to toe after playing outdoors? If yes, this camp's for them. Children will get down and dirty expl...
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The Full Thunder Moon Stroll

July 19 at 9:30 - 10:45 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as he leads you on this first full month of summer. July is known for rolling thunder as rainstorms move across the la...
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2016 Senior Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship

July 20 - 21 at Players should contact the course starting the Monday before play to obtain tee times.
Rocky River Reservation
Enter the 2016 Senior Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship, to be played at Big Met, Wednesday and Thursday, July 20th and 21st. This 36-hole str...
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Nature Artists

July 20 - 22 at 10am-2pm
Rocky River Reservation
Do you love to create? This camp is for you! Immerse yourself into nature's brilliant beauty and create amazing works of art using the natural worl...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

July 20 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover some slithering friends through discovery time, a craft and hike. Register by phone by July 18  
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Owl Happy Hour

July 20 at 5 - 7 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Do you enjoy the trails around the nature center, but just can’t make it there before 5? Tonight the building will be open late just for our evenin...
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Beginners II - 200 Level

July 20 - August 10
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This class is suggested for graduates of the Beginners Series. (Although that is not mandatory)� It will reinforce the fundamentals and try to adva...
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Climb the Ledge Youth Day

July 21 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Experience the thrill of climbing on natural rock at Hinckley Reservation. Learn proper climbing techniques and knots while learning to talk the cl...
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My Grandperson and Me Camp: Field and Creek

July 21 - 22 at 10am-1pm
Acacia Reservation
Young children will love bringing their own grand-adult to spend a couple of days at summer camp! We'll do all the things we love about camp: hike,...
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Golf Swing - Woods - 500 Level

July 21 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
Learn the fundamentals and refine skills. For players who have abandoned using their driver or struggle to use it well. This session will focus mor...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle - Evening Paddle

July 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Family Friday Night: Spider Hunt

July 22 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Take an evening hike to the streamside in search of one of Ohio’s largest spiders, the chocolate brown fishing spider. Naturalist Jeff Riebe will s...
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The American Beaver

July 22 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
The beaver is not only an architect in nature, it also played an important role in the history of the United States. Learn about this interesting m...
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2016 Big Met Course Championship and Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship Qualifier

July 23 - 24 at Players should contact the course starting the Monday before play to obtain tee times.
Rocky River Reservation
Course Championships/GCAC Qualifying Entry into the Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship is through earning an exemption (see reverse side) or by...
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2016 Sleepy Hollow Course Championship and Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship Qualifier

July 23 - 24 at Players should contact the course starting the Monday before play to obtain tee times.
Brecksville Reservation
Course Championships/GCAC Qualifying Entry into the Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship is through earning an exemption (see reverse side) or by...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

July 23 at 10 a.m. - noon
Bradley Woods Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Dog Hike

July 23 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the rolling terrain of Acacia Reservation. All dogs must...
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Kayaking 1 & 2: Flat-water Fundamentals

July 23 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
This entry level course combines Kayaking 1 & Kayaking 2 into one extended class with both classroom and on the water practice. Learn basic pad...
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Invertebrate Investigation

July 23 at 11 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Joel Kavaras for a short hike where we will showcase the various invertebrates that crawl, slither, and fly through the summer fore...
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Drop-In Children’s Nature Craft

July 23 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we create cute mice out of dried teasel flower heads. This simple craft is perfect for young children up to the you...
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2016 FootGolf Speed Championship

July 23 at Tee times start at 2:00pm
Rocky River Reservation
Entry Fee:  $20 per player.  Includes green fees, hot dog, chips, and 20oz bottle beverage.   Individual scratch event open to all p...
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Butterflies: Wings by Day

July 23 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Search for our diurnal scaly-winged insects as we explore the world of butterflies. Wear long pants, bring a water bottle and insect repellent for ...
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Moths: Wings by Night

July 23 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Discover more about the butterflies’ nocturnal cousins. We will search light and bait traps to see the diversity of moths we catch.  
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Early Morning Creek Climb and Breakfast

July 24 at 8 - 10 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist for an early morning summer adventure. We'll explore the history and natural history of Sulphur Springs Creek by literally gettin...
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Birding the Mouth of Euclid Creek

July 24 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder at the mouth of Euclid Creek in search of waterfowl, kingfishers and cave swallows.
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Underwater Bugs

July 24 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Andrew Mularo on the banks of the Chagrin River to discover the wonderful world of aquatic invertebrates. Participants will be able...
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Family Kayaking

July 24 at 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Naturalists will help families explore Hinckley Lake from kayaks. We’ll look for great blue herons and other wildlife. All equipment provided. ...
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Monarch Walk

July 24 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Monarchs have returned and are being seen nectaring on many of our summer blooms. Search the fields and meadows with Naturalist Natalie Schroder in...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: Blue Lunch

July 24 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe even a picnic d...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 25 - 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 25 - 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding Workshop

July 25 - 29 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Cost includes materials and certificate. Please bring a lunch. Gives youths, ages 11 - 15, an opportunity to jump start into a lifeguarding job. Th...
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Forest, Field, and Farm Camp

July 26 - 28 at 10am-3:30pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for three fun filled days of discovery. We will investigate who lives in the forest, explore fields as we look for insects and take a field...
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Chagrin Navigators

July 26 - 28 at 10am-3pm
South Chagrin Reservation
Does your kid love getting lost in the woods? This week, we'll become confident explorers as we search for natural wonders by map, compass, and GPS...
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Camp Brecksville SR

July 26 - 28 at 10am-2pm
Brecksville Reservation
Hey kids! Join naturalists as we explore Brecksville Reservation in search of the many plants and animals that call this reservation home. We will ...
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Lakefront Explorers

July 26 - 28 at 10am-3:30pm
Lakefront Reservation
We will spend three days exploring Cleveland's lakefront; meeting at different sites daily along Lake Erie. Our days will be spent discovering the ...
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Firefly Safari

July 26 at 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in search of fireflies while discovering some fun facts about these incredible insects. Nets and bug jars will be ...
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Kayaking/SUP Youth Day

July 27 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Have fun on the water learning two new sports. We'll explore nature from a new perspective as you learn to walk on water stand up paddleboard (SUP)...
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Birds, Bats & Bugs

July 27 - 29 at 10am- 2pm
Rocky River Reservation
Learn about all things flying during three days of outdoor adventure and exploration. Each day's focus will involve hikes, crafts and activities ce...
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Discovery Days: Fantastic Fish

July 27 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Kayaking/SUP Youth Day

July 28 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Have fun on the water learning two new sports. We'll explore nature from a new perspective as you learn to walk on water stand up paddleboard (SUP)...
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Family Campout

July 29 - 30 at 6 p.m. - 11 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Pitch a tent, have dinner (on your own), play games, and join a naturalist-led night hike. A light breakfast will be provided Saturday morning. You...
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Moth Night Out

July 29 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
 Join us for a "Moth Night Out" to observe these nocturnal creatures at our light and bait traps.  
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2016 Moonlight Golf #2 - Mastick Woods

July 29 at Check-in at 8:45pm, Shotgun start at 9:15
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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2016 Adult/Junior 2-Player Scramble at Seneca (PeeWee 6-9)

July 30 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
This is a competitive event with an emphasis on two players spending some quality time together and having some fun playing golf as a team. It is o...
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2016 Adult/Junior 2-Player Scramble at Seneca (Cadet 10-13)

July 30 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
This is a competitive event with an emphasis on two players spending some quality time together and having some fun playing golf as a team. It is o...
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2016 Adult/Junior 2-Player Scramble at Seneca (Junior 10-14)

July 30 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
This is a competitive event with an emphasis on two players spending some quality time together and having some fun playing golf as a team. It is o...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

July 30 at 10 a.m. - noon
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Moth Mania in the Nature Center

July 30 at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come to the nature center for presentations, crafts, displays, moth identification, and a closer look at some live specimens. Fun for the family!
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

July 30 at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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2016 FootGolf Championship

July 30 at Tee times start at 2:00pm
Rocky River Reservation
This event is an individual stroke play tournament. Categories, based on gender and age, may be formed based on the number of entries. Each player ...
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Catch River Fish

July 30 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Use a seine net to catch shiners, chubs, colorful darters and other interesting native fish in the beautiful Chagrin River. Bring wettable shoes an...
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2016 Parent/Child (18+) Championship

July 31 at 10:00am first time
North Chagrin Reservation
A parent and child (18+ of age) will pair up in this fun yet competitive team event.  Step-parents are welcome. 18 holes Front nine scramble, ...
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Drop In and Drop a Line

July 31 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 Kudrna will be...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: Northwest Territory

July 31 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe even a picnic d...
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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. Then visit the ...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

August 1 - 5
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

August 1 - 5
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level VI

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Goldfish

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level II

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level III

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level IV

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Starfish

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level V

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Sunfish

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level I

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level I

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Sunfish

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. No previous experience needed.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Starfish

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool level II (Goldfish) or can fully submerge their heads, bob, float and glide with support.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level III

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Goldfish

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 4-5 years. Passed Preschool Level I (Sunfish) or can put their face in the water independently, blow bubbles and glide at least 2 ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level VI

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level V

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level IV

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level III or can tread water or float for 1 minute. Able to swim front and back crawl and Elementary Backstroke...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level II

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Biology Camp III: Natural Science Professionals

August 2 - 6 at 9am-5pm
West Creek Reservation
Are you interested in becoming a scientist? Perhaps you're not sure exactly what field to go into. In this camp, you'll shadow an aquatic biologist...
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Kayak Exploration Camp

August 2 - 3 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Enjoy the water this summer learning basic kayaking skills on flat water before tackling bigger water during a tour on day two. Basic paddling stro...
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Preschool Camp

August 2 - 4 at 10am-noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Splish, splash we'll have some fun with water in the park! Each day the wonders of water will be explored through games, activities, and more. We h...
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Euclid Creek Explorers

August 2 - 4 at 10am-3pm
Euclid Creek Reservation
Check out this brand new camp! We will traverse the hills and waterfalls of Euclid Creek in search of the landscape's hidden treasures. On our last...
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Boats, Bridges, and Building

August 2 - 4 at 10am-3:30pm
Lakefront Reservation
Learn what floats your boat and see why Cleveland is a city of bridges. Meet Tuesday in front of the Science Center, we'll explore the Steamship Wi...
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Stream Stomp

August 2 - 4 at 10am-2pm
Rocky River Reservation
Come stomp, splash and discover the amazing Rocky River at this wet and watery camp. We will explore the river and all the life it holds. We will p...
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Creature Camp

August 2 - 4 at 10am-2pm
South Chagrin Reservation
This camp will be fun for nature-lovers as we explore creatures in the world around us. We'll search for life in the forests, fields, ponds and str...
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Night Camp (child with adult)

August 2 - 4 at 6-10pm
Brecksville Reservation
Night hikes, campfires, s'mores, owl calling, and so much more! Explore and enjoy twilight and night time through a variety of activities and games...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

August 2 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Beginners - 200 Level

August 3 - 31
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Brecksville Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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“Try-it” Activities: Stand Up Paddleboarding

August 5 at 4 - 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover how fun, yet challenging stand up paddleboarding can be during these one-hour long "Try-It" sessions. Kayaking is also available, but to t...
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“Try-it” Activities: Kayaking

August 5 at 4:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover how fun, yet challenging kayaking can be during the one-hour long "Try-It" sessions. Stand Up Paddleboarding is also available, but to try...
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Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (West)

August 6 at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (West) Traverse the vast acreage of Cleveland Metroparks with Naturalist Marty Calabrese by bus and boot. Learn n...
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Rocking on the River Concert Series at Paddler's Point

August 6 at 7 - 11 p.m.
Washington Reservation (including Rivergate)
Don't miss this outdoor concert on the banks of Irish Town Bend featuring Armstrong Bearcat Band.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy som...
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Kayaking 1 & 2: Flat-water Fundamentals

August 7 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
This entry level course combines Kayaking 1 & Kayaking 2 into one extended class with both classroom and on the water practice. Learn basic pad...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: The Crooked

August 7 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe even a picnic d...
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Appalachian Lifestyles Camp 201

August 8 - 12 at 9:30am-noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown for hands-on study about the life and art of the Appalachian culture. This week of Appalachian Lifestyles will keep us...
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Trail Blazers

August 8 - 10 at 10am-2pm
Rocky River Reservation
This cool and energetic nature camp is designed to maximize outdoor adventure. These three down-and-dirty days will take you salamander-seeking, cr...
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Water Camp

August 9 - 11 at 10am - 3pm
North Chagrin Reservation
Water is vital for all known forms of life. In this camp we will explore the creeks and ponds of North Chagrin Reservation. On Thursday, we will tr...
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Fly Fishing for Steelhead

August 9 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Now that you understand the basics of fly fishing, learn the specifics for catching Steelhead Trout. Jeff Liskay will teach you about the best rig ...
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2016 Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship

August 12 - 14 at
Brecksville Reservation
Enter the 2016 Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship, to be played at Sleepy Hollow, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August  12,13, and 14.&nbs...
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Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (East)

August 13 at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (East) Traverse the vast acreage of Cleveland Metroparks with Naturalist Marty Calabrese by bus and boot. Learn new fo...
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Ledge Pool Dive-In Movie II

August 19 at 8 p.m. (depending on sunset)
Hinckley Reservation
Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsu...
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Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival

August 20 at 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. race registration. Event open until 4:00 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks and Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf are partnering to offer the 3rd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race &...
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Golf Swing - Woods - 500 Level

August 20 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Learn the fundamentals and refine skills. For players who have abandoned using their driver or struggle to use it well. This session will focus mor...
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2016 Mastick Woods Course Championship

August 20 at Tee times start at 2:00pm
Rocky River Reservation
Mastick Woods Course Championship Entry fees is $20 which includes 9-Hole green fee and Hot Dog snack following the event. Each individual will com...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #3 - Mastick Woods

August 26 at Check-in at 8:00pm, Shotgun start at 8:30pm
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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Shorebird Workshop Bus Tour

August 27 at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Shorebird Workshop Bus Tour  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a daylong adventure seeking migrant shorebirds and waterbirds along Ohio's coas...
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2016 Shawnee Stroke Play Tournament

August 27 at 10:00am first time
Bedford Reservation
Individual 18 hole stroke play event Last day to enter Sunday, August 20 or when full Prizes determined by number of entries Prizes to be paid in m...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

August 27 at 10 a.m. - noon
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Backyard Biodiversity Bash

August 27 at noon - 4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden!  Learn all about improving your backyard habitat for wi...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

August 27 at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Dog Paddle and Pet-a-Palooza

August 28 at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
It's not raining cats and dogs, just hundreds of dogs at Cleveland Metroparks Ledge Pool for the annual Dog Paddle and Pet-a-Palooza. Visitors can ...
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Family Cuyahoga River Tour - Kayak

August 28 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Explore the beauty of the Upper Cuyahoga River as a family while learning essential kayaking skills.   The calm water in this section will all...
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Family Cuyahoga River Tour - Kayak

August 28 at 1:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Explore the beauty of the Upper Cuyahoga River as a family while learning essential kayaking skills.   The calm water in this section will all...
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Discovery Days: Sensational Summertime

August 31 at 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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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 center. After y...
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Fall Birding Workshop

September 6 - 8
7 a.m - 5 p.m. every day
Rocky River Reservation
Fall Birding Workshop  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a three-day course focusing on migrant songbirds. This weekend adventure include...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

September 6 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #4 - Mastick Woods

September 9 at Check-in at 7:45pm, Shotgun start at 8:15pm
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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2016 Bill Barbour Cup

September 10 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
2 Player 18-hole event Cleveland Metroparks Player of the Year Tournament $140 - includes green fees, carts and range tokens for both players Tee t...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #5 - Little Met

September 16 at Check-in at 7:15pm, Shotgun start at 7:45pm
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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Ledges to Lake Adventure Race

September 17 at 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race starts. (Boat drop-off area closes at 8:30 a.m.)
Hinckley Reservation
Combine the thrills of Hinckley Reservation in this fun but challenging race.  Start with a 3.3 mile run around Hinckley Lake then hop into yo...
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American Red Cross Pet First Aid

September 17 at 9 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Pet First Aid teaches participants emergency care procedures for cats and dogs and provides tips for keeping your pet happy and healthy too. Traini...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #6 - Mastick Woods

September 23 at Check-in at 7:15pm, Shotgun start at 7:45pm
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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2016 Fall Two-Player Scramble

September 24 at
Rocky River Reservation
2016 Fall Two-Player Scramble Cleveland Metroparks Player of the Year Tournament Series $120.00 entry fee.  Includes greens fees, and snack fo...
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Discovery Days: Cool Camouflage

September 28 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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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 hidden throughout t...
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Fall Big Day Bus Trip

October 8 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Fall Big Day Bus Trip  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a big day of birding to seek newly arrived migrant songbirds and waterbirds ...
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2016 Cleveland Metroparks Golf Tour Championship

October 8 at 10:00am first time
North Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks Golf Tour Championship $60 - Includes green fee (Golf carts optional and may be rented day of event). 18-hole individual strok...
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Environmental Science I & II

October 8 - 9 at Noon-4 pm both Saturday and Sunday
West Creek Reservation
Join our certified merit badge counselors for a two-part (October 9, Noon-4 pm also) interactive program designed to meet requirements 1,...
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American Red Cross Babysitter Training

October 14 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Participants 11 to 15 years old learn the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Through hands-on activitie...
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Discovery Days: Totally Turtles

October 26 at 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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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 CanalWay to fin...
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Rock the River Geology Bus Tour - South

November 3 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Rock the River Geology Bus Tour - South Join Naturalist Bev Walborn and Baldwin Wallace University Geology professor, Paul Hilston on this unique g...
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American Red Cross Pet First Aid

November 12 at 9 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Pet First Aid teaches participants emergency care procedures for cats and dogs and provides tips for keeping your pet happy and healthy too. Traini...
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Birds of the North Shore Bus Trip

November 19 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Birds of the North Shore Bus Trip  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a birding excursion during prime late-fall migration to seek waterfowl, gu...
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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 how have they c...
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Discovery Days: Mammal Mysteries

November 30 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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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 to enjoy th...
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Discovery Days: Birds of Winter

December 28 at 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Gull & Waterfowl Workshop

December 29 - 31
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day
Rocky River Reservation
Gull & Waterfowl Workshop  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for three-day course to take an in-depth look at the complexities ...
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