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Gallery Wall: History of Rocky River Reservation

January 1 - 31
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily every day
Rocky River Reservation
Centennial Program Gallery Wall: History of Rocky River Reservation Enjoy historical photos and drawings depicting the history of Cl...
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Hidden Valley Homeschool: The Ohio and Erie Canal

January 20 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Go back in time and learn about what life was like on the Ohio and Erie Canal in the 1800’s. Find out about transportation 200 years ago ...
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Underground Railroad History & Hike

January 20 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Historical Interpreter Beth Robb and take a trip back in time. You will learn about local Underground Railroad history and take...
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Extreme Fossil Road Show

January 21 at 1-3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Extreme Fossil Road Show North Coast Fossil Club members help identify fossil finds from your collection. Bring as much information as po...
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Make and Take Flower Weaving

January 21 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Make and Take Flower Weaving Spinning and weaving yarn was a matter of survival to pioneers on the Ohio Frontier. Learn about how ya...
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Make & Take: Old Fashioned Games and Toys

January 22 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Children have always played with toys and games, but what did they do before plastic and electronics? Come find out and try some toys and...
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Towpath Trail Update

January 24 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Towpath Trail will eventually extend approximately 110 miles south from Cleveland. Join Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak for an...
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Irishtown Bend

January 28 at Noon - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In Cleveland our river is crooked, and tales of the Bend you’ve mis-took-ed, we’ll show you what’s true, give Irish their due, Doug hopes...
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Biotalk: The American Chestnut

January 28 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biotalk: The American Chestnut Once a towering giant of the eastern forest, the American chestnut tree was virtually eliminated by a...
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Train Car Discussion

February 4 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Did you ever wonder what those trains are hauling? Rail cars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak wil...
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Birds at the Overlook

February 5 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on an adventure through the woods to our legendary overlook where we have been hand feeding for alm...
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Flats Bridges Presentation

February 6 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
It’s flat-out cold in the great outdoors, so we’ll view Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak’s bridge presentation from the comfort of Canal...
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Towpath Trail Update

February 7 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Towpath Trail will eventually extend approximately 110 miles south from Cleveland. Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak shows what ...
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Ever-Green in the Winter

February 9 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Stefanie Verish in search of the evergreens of winter. Learn how these plants survive as they do and explore the story be...
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Tales Around the Emerald Necklace

February 11 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater, excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining a...
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Alphabet Soup Projects: Hike for your Supper

February 12 at 3 - 7 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Much of the early work in Cleveland Metroparks came from WPA ( Works Progress Administration) and CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Join...
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Cleveland's Union Terminal Tower

February 13 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The big, bold, beautiful buildings of bachelor brothers changed Cleveland’s skyline, businesses, transportation and reputation. Hist...
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Urban Explorations: Cleveland's Arcades

February 16 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Doug Kusak leads an exploration of downtown Cleveland’s arcades: the Old Arcade, Colonial Arcade and Euclid Arcade. We’ll stroll through ...
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Olmsted Historical Society: Winter Farmers Market

February 18 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Winter Farmers Market Featuring local farmers, producers, artisans, and vendors who grow and/or produce t...
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Drop-In Discovery: Scavenger Hunt

February 19 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Drop by the Nature Center to complete a scavenger hunt about the history of the building.
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History Hike: President's Day and the Canal

February 19 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
What do U.S. Presidents and the Ohio & Erie Canal have in common? Plenty! Our leaders planned, travelled and even worked on the ...
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A Forest of Firsts

February 19 at 2 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
The forests of North Chagrin Reservation are home to the first Trailside Museum and first naturalists of Cleveland Metroparks. Join Natur...
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Hump Day Hike

February 22 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Tired of being indoors? Come explore the field and forest in search of nature’s beauty. See majestic riverside cliffs, hear a nuthat...
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Nature Writing

February 25 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join writers Jenny Clark and Linda Tuthill as they prompt us to express our creative side through the wonders of natural history. Take a ...
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Centennial Conversations: Zoo

February 25 at 11 a.m. - Noon
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was born as one man’s personal animal collection and has grown to become an internationally influential ani...
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White Pine Hike

February 25 at 2 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Take a stroll through an ancient grove of Eastern White Pines and imagine what Ohio was like hundreds of years ago. This remnant stand of...
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Fossil Freeway

February 25 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Fossil Freeway What does I-71 have to do with vertebrate paleontology? Come learn how the mid-century highway boom unearthed a wealt...
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Hinckley Lake History Hike

February 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Historical Interpreter Beth Robb on a hike through time. We’ll hike a portion of the Hinckley Lake Loop Trail and learn the local hi...
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Birds at the Overlook

February 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on an adventure through the woods to our legendary overlook where we have been hand feeding for almost 9...
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Building the Past - WPA & CCC

March 3 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
During the Great Depression the WPA and CCC programs provided job opportunities. We’ll learn about the impact of these federal programs o...
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Harriet Keeler Hike

March 5 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Harriet Keeler was an inspiring individual to students and readers of her books during the late 1800’s-early 1900’s. We’ll learn abo...
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19th Century Living for Kids: Weaving

March 26 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join us as we learn about the importance of making your own fabrics in the early 1800’s. We’ll also make a weaving craft to take home. Re...
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