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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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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. ...
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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 Wa...
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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. ...
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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 Wa...
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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. ...
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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 Wa...
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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. ...
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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 Wa...
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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. C...
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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 Wa...
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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...
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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. L...
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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 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 (including Rivergate)
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 - 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. L...
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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...
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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. 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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Flowers Along the Creek

May 4 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 ...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

May 4 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover the different seasons through discovery time, a craft and hike.  Register by phone by M...
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CanalWay Storytime

May 4 at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Vroom-vroom, beep-beep go the vehicles in the park! Drive down into the valley and stop at the center to listen to stories about transpor...
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Wildflower Folklore Hike

May 4 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Spring wildflowers have charm and great beauty, but they also have amazing cultural tales that are connected with them. Join Natural...
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National Weather Observers Day

May 4 at 2-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What type of cloud are you? We can't answer that question, but we will discuss and identify the types of clouds in our sky, what causes t...
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Wildflowers of Huntington

May 4 at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Wildflowers of Huntington Join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the spring wildflowers blooming in Huntington Reservation. We will...
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Olmsted Historical Society: Moss Lined Herb Basket

May 4 at 5 - 7 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
  May 4 Moss lined herb basket Olmsted Historical Society   Bring your own container, basket or wire that is 10" to 12" in diam...
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Wednesday Walk

May 4 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join a walk through the woods to look for signs of spring along both mountain bike trail and all purpose trail. Bedford Reservation ...
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CanalWay Storytime

May 4 at 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Vroom-vroom, beep-beep go the vehicles in the park! Drive down into the valley and stop at the center to listen to stories about transpor...
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Evening with Amphibians

May 4 at 7-8:30 p.m.
Brookside Reservation
Red back salamanders, frogs in chorus, tadpoles in a wetland are on our list. We are going to discover amphibians in this hike and h...
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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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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 birdin...
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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, Wat...
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Spring Discovery Hike

May 5 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 Thursda...
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Spring Wander

May 5 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
This area is a great place to find wildflowers and other signs of spring. Explore hills and valleys hunting for the hidden gems of the se...
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Cleveland Astronomical Society: Shuttle Columbia Accident - What Really Happened?

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

May 6 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 e...
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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 awes...
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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 ...
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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 histor...
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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 e...
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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 butt...
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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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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 ea...
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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 ...
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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 sig...
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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 hist...
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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...
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Birds of Acacia

May 8 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for spring migrants throughout this ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars, some available fo...
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Native Plant Sale

May 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 butt...
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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 hist...
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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 ...
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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. &...
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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 thi...
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2-Hour Cart Tour 2-4 p.m.

May 8 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the hist...
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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 recogni...
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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 o...
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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...
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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 Pi...
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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...
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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. Ca...
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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 curi...
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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...
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