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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 Neckl...
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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 enj...
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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 cl...
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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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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 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-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 Elemen...
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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 seco...
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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 ca...
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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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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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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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2016 Junior Golf League - Shawnee Hills Golf Course

June 6 - July 25 at Starting times will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue through 11:30 a.m. on MONDAYS
Bedford Reservation
This league is for intermediate skill players mature enough to handle 9-holes of golf (on the regulation course) on their own.  ...
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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 regulatio...
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2016 Junior/Cadet Golf League

June 7 - July 16 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
This league is a combination league for both “Cadet” & “Junior” skill level players.     Cadet level players (age guid...
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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 t...
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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 ...
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Edgewater LIVE 2016

June 9 - August 11
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday
Lakefront Reservation
The wildly popular summer concert series returns with a full lineup of live music, food trucks (schedule here ), yoga and entertainment a...
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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 setti...
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Euclid Beach LIVE 2016

June 10 - August 12
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday
Euclid Creek Reservation
The Euclid Beach LIVE concert series brings the community together for great music, delicious food (schedule here ) and fun for the whole...
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Cedar Valley Square Dance

June 10 - July 31
7 - 8:30 p.m. every 2 weeks on Friday
Rocky River Reservation
Cedar Valley Square Dance Come dance, watch or just visit with friends as Caller Frank Koenig leads circle, line and square dances. ...
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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
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� ...
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2016 Cadet Golf League - Shawnee Hills Golf Course

June 13 - August 1 at Starting times will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through 10:30 a.m. on MONDAYS
Bedford Reservation
Shawnee Hills will host a Cadet League on its sporty 9-hole Par 3 course.   The Cadet League is for “transitional” junior golfe...
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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.� ...
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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...
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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
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� ...
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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...
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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.� ...
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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 ...
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2016 Pee Wee Golf League - Shawnee Hills Golf Course

June 17 - July 22 at Must arrive and report to the Shawnee Hills Par 3 Course between 7:00 and 7:45 a.m. on FRIDAY mornings.
Bedford Reservation
Entry-level league designed to introduce new players to the on-course golf experience.   6 to 10 years old   Must arrive and r ...
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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. L...
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Womens 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...
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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. L...
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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. M...
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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 kn...
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Sunday Drop By: Pollinators

June 26 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Create your own insect life cycle craft in honor of National Pollinators Week! Common household items magically transform into beautiful ...
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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...
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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...
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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
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring ...
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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 b...
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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...
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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 availa...
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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, ...
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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 wee...
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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, stori...
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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 ...
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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, c...
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Insect Extravaganza

June 28 at 10 a.m. - noon
Garfield Park Reservation
Explore the world of insects with Eco Explorers through activity stations. Who is making all that noise? How do they move? Where do ...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

June 28 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 geog...
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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....
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Fly Fishing 2: Supplemental Skills

June 28 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Learn advanced skills and good fishing locations as you practice casting the fly rod into the lake. Fishing license required. Prerequisit...
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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 ...
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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. Ad...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

June 28 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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Women Only - Golf Swing - Fundamentals - 500 Level

June 29 at 6:00 - 7:30pm
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...
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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...
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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 magnific...
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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 bu...
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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 c...
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Mountain Bike Time Trials

June 30 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 bro...
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Fascinating Fireflies

June 30 at 8:30-10 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Join Naturalist Joe Higgins on a firefly spotting adventure. Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, you are sure to learn all...
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On the Edge of Lake Erie Hike

July 1 at 8 - 9 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join Naturalist Wendy Weirich for a closer look at the former Dike 14 property now called the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. 8...
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Hunt of the Month: Ants

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

July 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall – Robert Walczak Robert Walczak has been long been awed by the natural beauty of Northeast Ohio and especially the Clev...
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MAPS Bird Banding

July 2 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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Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market

July 2 - August 31
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market Features local farmers, producers, artisans and vendors all who grow and/or produce their ...
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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...
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12,000 Step Program - Hike for Health

July 2 at 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Health professionals now recommend taking at least 12,000 steps a day to improve or maintain your health. Historical Interpreter Dou...
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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...
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Holiday Hike

July 2 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let's get out and stretch our legs this holiday weekend. We'll travel along the Canal and Cuyahoga River north to the overlook as we...
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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 proce...
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Go Mothing!

July 2 at 9-10:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman as we attract as many moths as possible using light and recipes to suit moth delicacies: a mash of ferme...
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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. Joi...
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Red, White & Blue Hike

July 3 at 12-1:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Celebrate your country by taking to the trails in search of our national colors.   We will look for cardinals, bluebirds, white...
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Sunday Drop-by: Finger Weaving

July 3 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Learn about the roots of this centuries-old craft and weave a patriotic red, white and blue bracelet for yourself or for a loved one. No ...
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Bunns Lake Hike

July 3 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Bunns Lake Hike Explore the summer wildlife along Bunns Lake Trail. We’ll search out animals like waterfowl, frogs, turtles, and mor...
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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 Nata...
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Summer Celebration Hike

July 4 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Summer Celebration Hike Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a heart healthy hike through the rich forests of Rocky River Reservation. Part ...
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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 bri...
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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 act...
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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 h...
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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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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 5 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...
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Kelly's Island Paddling Campout (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip: July 15, 1 p.m. - 17, 7 p.m.)

July 5 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip July 15, 1 p.m. - 17, 7 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Looking to expand your paddling experiences and explore different horizons and shores? Enjoy a weekend on the water with fellow paddlers ...
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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 ...
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Summer Dancing Series: Urban Line Dance

July 5 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Join the fun as we explore the rhythm of the night. This unique four night series will get your heart beating as we enjoy FREE urban line...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 5 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...
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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 expl...
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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 f...
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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 ...
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CanalWay Cart Tours: Northern Route 10 a.m.

July 6 - 7 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Have you wanted to walk to the end of our trail, but the distance was too far? Or wondered about the history of the area? Join us fo...
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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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CanalWay Storytime

July 6 at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Today we will hear stories about bears. Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us for this furry storytime.
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CanalWay Cart Tours: Northern Route Noon

July 6 at 12 - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Have you wanted to walk to the end of our trail, but the distance was too far? Or wondered about the history of the area? Join us for one...
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Hunger Games

July 6 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Do you have what it takes to survive? If you’re a deer, can you find food, shelter and water? Come play the Hunger Games to find out...
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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 eve...
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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 Rock...
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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...
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CanalWay Storytime

July 6 at 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Today we will hear stories about bears. Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us for this furry storytime.
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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 prac...
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Preschool: Insects

July 7 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The buzzing sounds, the feel of leaves and the scent of flowers are fun to explore. We’ll catch and investigate insects as well as t...
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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 R...
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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 str...
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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. R...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 pla...
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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. L...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

July 9 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the hist...
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Teddy Bear Day

July 9 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic day with us. Pack a lunch, blanket and your favorite teddy bear and come to the beach. We will enjoy a r...
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Discovery Table: Predators

July 9 at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
The secretive coyote, the beautiful fox and prowling raccoons have intrigued us throughout the years. Drop by between the hours below to ...
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An Introduction to Atlatls

July 9 at 1 - 2 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 yo...
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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. ...
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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 str...
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Rocking on the River Concert Series at Paddler's Point

July 9 at 7 - 11 p.m.
Washington Reservation
Don't miss this outdoor concert on the banks of Irish Town Bend featuring Faction.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy some gre...
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Tales Around the Emerald Necklace

July 9 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Tales Around the Emerald Necklace Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater; excellent storyte...
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Firefly Frenzy

July 9 at 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Firefly Frenzy Lust, betrayal, violence – fireflies are not quite what they seem. Join Naturalist Valerie Fetzer for an adult look at you...
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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 ...
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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 a...
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Garfield Park Dog Walk

July 10 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Stroll the All Purpose Trail loop with your pup. Dogs must be leashed and waste picked up. Walkers without dogs are also welcome. Ga...
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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...
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Visit the Lorenzo Carter Cabin

July 10 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Visit the little log cabin that has sat on the east bank of the Flats since 1976. Find out the story behind it as well as the early ...
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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 ...
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Useful Plants

July 10 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Useful Plants Lots of Ohio plants have practical uses. Learn about folk remedies, medicinal values, and interesting uses of some of ...
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Sunday Drop-by: Birding 101

July 10 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Learn the basics of birdwatching, including using binoculars and field guides, clues for bird identification, feeding wild birds, and mai...
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Frostville Tea

July 10 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Frostville Tea Olmsted Historical Society Spend a summer afternoon sipping tea and enjoying lunch. Meet Queen Victoria and hear the ...
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Bedford History Hike

July 10 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
View The Great Falls of Tinker’s Creek and explore Viaduct Park with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus. Then walk to the Bedford Histori...
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Dragonfly and Butterfly Survey

July 10 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Dragonfly and Butterfly Survey Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a quest for incredible insects: damselflies, dragonflies, butterflie...
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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 ...
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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 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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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-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 gl...
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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 expl...
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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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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 b...
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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...
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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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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-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-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 ...
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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 fo...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 11 - 15
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring ...
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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...
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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 a...
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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 ...
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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 gl...
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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 ...
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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-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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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 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 seco...
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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 gl...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Wolf-Rayet Stars: Evolution and Death

July 11 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Wolf-Rayet Stars: Evolution and Death Club member Steve Spears will share his work on a year-long ...
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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 paddleb...
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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...
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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...
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Pond-dip Drop-by

July 12 at 1:30-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take a “dip” at the wetlands. Amazing creatures live there, so pack up your natural curiosity and explore these critters in their wet and...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 12 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...
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Yoga and Hike

July 12 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski, on the last Tuesday of the month through September...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

July 12 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 paddling s...
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Summer Dancing Series: Urban Line Dance

July 12 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Join the fun as we explore the rhythm of the night. This unique four night series will get your heart beating as we enjoy FREE urban line...
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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 a...
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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 Elemen...
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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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Beginners II - 200 Level

July 12 - August 2
6:00 - 7:30 (Tuesdays 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 ...
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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 seco...
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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 ca...
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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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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 12 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...
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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  a...
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West Creek Night Hike: Birds

July 13 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take an evening stroll to watch bird behavior change as dusk settles upon the meadow and wooded valley. Monarch Bluff Picnic Area &n...
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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...
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Little Explorers: Dragonflies

July 14 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Dragonflies Bring your little explorer to learn about dragonflies. We will have songs, crafts, and outdoor explora...
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Reptile Romp

July 14 at Noon-1:30 p.m.
Big Creek Reservation
Discover the fascinating world of reptiles as we discuss snakes and turtles and their ecological and evolutionary importance.   We’l...
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Little Explorers: Dragonflies

July 14 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Dragonflies Bring your little explorer to learn about dragonflies. We will have songs, crafts, and outdoor explora...
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Bug Bonanza

July 14 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Bug Bonanza Explore the meadows in search of nature’s little critters that call it home. Learn why bugs are valuable, necessary members o...
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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 l...
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Log Flipping

July 14 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman to uncover the living world beneath logs in the woods. These microcosms of vibrant life are sure to surprise....
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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 wa...
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Naturalist by the Creek

July 15 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Stop by and discover what Naturalist Melanie Wheeler has on hand as you enjoy the trails and playground near Euclid Creek. This is a grea...
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Living Stories Campfire

July 15 at 7-9 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Help Naturalist Matt act out fun stories around the campfire, while enjoying s’mores. Bring something soft to sit on, and a reusable...
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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 additiona...
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MAPS Bird Banding

July 16 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 ...
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Beginner's Birding

July 16 at 8:30-10 a.m.
Big Creek Reservation
Cover the basics with Naturalist Mark Warman then apply your birding skills in the field. We'll take our time on the trail searching for ...
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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 uniqu...
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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 s...
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Woodlands of Bedford: Summer Sagamore Creek Walk

July 16 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy a slow exploration of this cool, rocky creek with Fred Losi. We’ll travel directly in the stream, exploring features such as a...
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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 s...
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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...
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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 th...
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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 cra...
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Acoustic Players Circle

July 16 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, pla...
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Sunday Drop-by: Wildlife Foods

July 16 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Use a chart to determine what species of animal eats what food item. Apply your knowledge to wildlife species here at the park. You ...
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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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Biohike: The Winged

July 16 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Biohike: The Winged Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for an airborne search of the wildlife area. From butterflies to birds, we’ll sp...
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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 ...
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Buckeye Trail Association New Chapter Kick Off

July 16 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come learn about the brand-new Crooked River Chapter of the Buckeye Trail Association!  The new chapter will promote ...
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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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Kayaking 1 & 2: Flat-water Fundamentals

July 17 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. ...
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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 th...
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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...
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Fermentation Workshop

July 17 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Fermentation Workshop Learn the easy skills to create healthful, tasty fermented foods yourself. Sample different fermented foods, and th...
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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 ...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

July 18 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Washington Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring ...
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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 b...
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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 summ...
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Evening Cart Tour

July 18 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join our Naturalist on an evening cart tour along the Ohio & Erie Canal. We’ll look for signs of wildlife that roam in the eveni...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

July 18 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Picturing Pieces Parts                    ...
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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. Basi...
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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 yo...
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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...
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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...
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