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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 digit...
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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 N...
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Your Piece of the Planet

April 3 - June 26
2 - 3 p.m. on Sunday
Rocky River Reservation
April 3 Cool Weather Crops Who wants to wait for Mother’s Day to start a garden? Learn what seeds you can plant now to ensure you ar...
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Parent/Junior Learn n League - 200 Level

April 24 - May 29
8 - 11:30 (Sundays Only) on Sunday
Washington Reservation
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 b...
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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. L...
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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
This 6-week adult program combines instruction and practice (about an hour) followed by playing 9 holes (usually) in a supervised league ...
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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. L...
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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...
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Hunt of the Month: Hummingbirds

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

May 1 - June 30
Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun Noon - 5 p.m. every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Experience the wonder of nature through an exhibition of watercolor paintings by artists from Nancy Notarianni’s adult watercolor class. ...
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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. L...
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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...
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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. L...
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Olmsted Historical Society: Farmers Market

May 7 - 28
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market Head to the Event Barn for our Farmers Market featuring local farmers, producers, artisans and ...
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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. L...
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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...
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Music at Merwin's Wharf

May 25 - August 31
7 - 10 p.m. on Wednesday
Washington Reservation
Enjoy live music at Merwin's Wharf Wednesdays this summer. Concert Schedule Date Artist Wednesday, May 25 Bobby Neal Wednesday, June...
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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 Somm...
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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 p...
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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 inverte...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 man...
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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 dragonflie...
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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 swallo...
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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 his...
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Military Memorabilia

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

May 29 at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Washington Reservation
Observe Memorial Day by taking a walk with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus to the USS Maine Memorial. Hear the story of the ill-fated ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 gl...
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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...
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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 ...
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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. Ad...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 wo...
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Insect Extravaganza

June 1 at 10 a.m. - noon
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Explore the world of insects with Eco Explorers through activity stations. Who is making all that noise? How do they move? Where do they ...
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CanalWay Storytime

June 1 at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Dive into some good books with us! We’ll splish and splash as we hear stories and poems about fish and other water critters. 
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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 chipp...
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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...
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CanalWay Storytime

June 1 at 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Dive into some good books with us! We’ll splish and splash as we hear stories and poems about fish and other water critters. 
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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. ...
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Beginners - 200 Level

June 1 - 29
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Washington Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner...
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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 wa...
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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 ar...
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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 ...
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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...
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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. L...
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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 per...
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Beaver Hike

June 3 at 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Investigate the life of the American Beaver. We’ll hike to the wetlands to see where the beaver calls home, discuss how they live an...
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MAPS Bird Banding

June 4 at 7 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Visit a bird banding research station in action for an up-close encounter with some of your favorite birds, some of which travel up to 3,...
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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...
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Urban Explorations:Riverside Cemetery-Brewers and Notables Tour

June 4 at 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Riverside Cemetery’s William Halley leads us to the resting places of several renowned Clevelanders, while Doug Kusak takes an intoxicati...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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