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Emerald Necklace Neighbors

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

May 1 - June 30
Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun Noon - 5 p.m. every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Experience the wonder of nature through an exhibition of watercolor paintings by artists from Nancy Notarianni’s adult watercolor class. On display...
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Rockin at the Docks

May 21 - September 4
8 - 11 p.m. on Saturday
Lakefront Reservation
Don't miss live music at e55 on the Lake every Saturday! Concert Line-up Saturday, May 21 Blue Eyed Soul Saturday, May 28 Cats on Holiday Sunday, M...
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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 1 Becky Boyd D...
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Music at Emerald Necklace Marina

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

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

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

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

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

June 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In the summer when you walk around outside you might hear some frogs calling. We have hidden 20 frogs throughout the CanalWay Center. See how many ...
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Gallery Wall – Cynthia Katzan

June 1 - 30
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily every day
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall – Cynthia Katzan Cynthia Katzan’s colorful works celebrate sublime everyday moments in our natural surroundings. Her works will be on ...
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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 equipment...
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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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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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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.   11 to 17 year...
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2016 Big Met Advanced Junior Golf League

June 6 - August 1 at 11:00am
Rocky River Reservation
This league is for the serious, competitive junior golfer with skills advanced enough to score below 50 on a regular basis on a regulation golf cou...
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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 guidelines 9 to 11)...
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High School Prep - 500 Level

June 7 - 28
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Brecksville Reservation
A class for the experienced teen golfer who is looking to make the high school team. This class will cover course management and assess the player'...
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Beginners II - 200 Level

June 7 - 28
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Bedford Reservation
This class is suggested for graduates of the Beginners Series. (Although that is not mandatory)� It will reinforce the fundamentals and try to adva...
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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 at Edgewate...
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Junior Learn-n-League - Cadet Level - 300 Level

June 10 - July 15
8 - 11:30 (Fridays Only) on Friday
Bedford Reservation
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� Each week ...
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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 family wh...
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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. Koenig teaches ...
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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.� Each week ...
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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 golfers, with some e...
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Junior Learn-n-League - Junior Level - 300 Level

June 14 - July 19
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Brecksville Reservation
These 6 week programs are meant for serious junior golfers who want to improve their golf skills and play golf in a supervised setting.� Each week ...
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2016 Mastick Woods Cadet Golf League (Tuesdays Only)

June 14 - August 9 at 10:00am
Rocky River Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks & Mastick Woods Golf Course will host a Cadet League on its sporty 9-hole executive course.  The Cadet League is for ...
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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.� Each week ...
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2016 Pee Wee Golf League - Mastick Woods Golf Course

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

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

June 16 - August 4 at 9:30am
Rocky River Reservation
This league is for intermediate skill players mature enough to handle 9-holes of golf on their own. The age guidelines are 11 to 17 years old A fee...
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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 eport to t...
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Beginners - 200 Level

June 21 - July 19
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Tuesdays Only) on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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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 equipment...
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Beginners - 200 Level

June 23 - July 21
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays Only) on Thursday
Rocky River Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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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 a packed l...
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Boot Camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 30 - July 1 at 10am-1pm
North Chagrin Reservation
Young children will love bringing their own grand-adult to spend a couple of days at summer camp! We'll do all the things we love about camp: hike,...
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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 broken into men, w...
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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 about the...
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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 - 9 a.m. ...
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Hunt of the Month: Ants

July 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The ants have come to CanalWay center. Come find the 20 ants around the center and bring a picnic to have in the park after. Be sure not to let the...
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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 Cleveland Metropark...
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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 3,000 miles ...
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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 own goods. Each...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

July 2 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Draw and paint with us. Members of the Emerald Necklace Art Club are invited to bring their favorite medium as we appreciate the signs of the seaso...
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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 Doug Kusak will sh...
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Dog Hike

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

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

July 3 at 10 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Believe it or not, many of the introduced species of earthworms can be devastating to the natural ecosystems that exist in our parks. Join Naturali...
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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-fizzing waterf...
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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 experience...
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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 more. 2 – 3 p.m. &...
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Get Out...

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

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

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

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

July 5 - 7 at 10am-3:30pm
Bedford Reservation
We will spend three days exploring Bedford Reservation, hiking along Tinker's Creek and through the forest. We will play games and do activities th...
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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 geography, wat...
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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 on beautif...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

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

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

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

July 6 - 7 at 10am-2pm
Rocky River Reservation
Is there a budding Roger Tory Peterson or Audubon in your family? They will enjoy hanging out with other kids who share their love for birds and na...
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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 for one of these ...
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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 of these ...
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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 if you’ll surv...
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Turtle Happy Hour

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

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

July 6 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Strengthen your core and your senses on a relaxing kayak tour of LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County. Participants will be given instruction on how to...
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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 practice SUP y...
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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 the plants that ...
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Reptile & Amphibian Study I & II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 10 at 1 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
What lives in Sulphur Springs Creek? Let’s spend the afternoon exploring and getting dirty. Join Naturalist Selby Majewski as we hike to the Chagri...
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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 our common plan...
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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 maintenance o...
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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 story of her li...
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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 Historical Societ...
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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, butterflies, moths, and m...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-Goldfish

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

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

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

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

July 11 - 22
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level IV or can jump in deep water, swim 25 yards front crawl, change direction, swim on back for 25 yards. Swi...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session II-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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Appalachian Lifestyles Camp 101

July 11 - 15 at 9:30-noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown for hands-on study about the life and art of the Appalachian culture. During this week of hands-on exploration, we wil...
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 12 - 14 at 10am-2pm
North Chagrin Reservation
Does your child love getting down and dirty in the great outdoors? Then this is the camp for them! Explore North Chagrin Reservation through pond d...
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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 wild habi...
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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 geography, wat...
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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. Addition...
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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 strokes, and sta...
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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 dance ins...
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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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Learn-To-Swim Evening Session II-Goldfish

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

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

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

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

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

July 12 - August 11
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level II or can swim 5 body lengths on front and back in chest deep water. Tread or float for 15 seconds.
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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 geography, wat...
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2016 Senior Masters Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship

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

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

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

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

July 15 at Check-in at 9:00pm, Shotgun start at 9:30
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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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 to 3,000 miles ...
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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 summer bir...
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A Day in the Life of Euclid Creek

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

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

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

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

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

July 16 at noon - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Explore the world of these amazing freshwater crustaceans. Learn how they spend their lives underwater, the different parts of a crayfish body, as ...
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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, play along, s...
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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 may be surprise...
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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 spy winged creatu...
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2016 FootGolf Two Player Scramble

July 16 at Tee times start at 2:00pm
Rocky River Reservation
Entry Fee is $30 per team The fee also includes a hot dog snack following the event. Each team will consist of any two players. Event is a two play...
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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 the Buckeye Tra...
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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. Learn basic pad...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

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

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

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

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

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 a packed l...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

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

July 18 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
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Kayak Exploration Camp

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

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

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

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

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

July 19 at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Huntington Rocks The rocks at Huntington will be the stars as we explore the geology of Huntington Reservation. Shales, granite and old beach ridge...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 19 at 4 - 6 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on a boat ride going “up the river.” We’ll discuss the Cuyahoga River, bridges, area geography, wat...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

July 19 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 strokes, and sta...
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Summer Dancing Series: Urban Line Dance

July 19 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 dance ins...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 19 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on a boat ride going “up the river.” We’ll discuss the Cuyahoga River, bridges, area geography, wat...
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Full Moon Night Hike

July 19 at 8:30-10 p.m
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy West Creek Reservation under the glow of July’s full moon, also known as the Buck, Thunder, or Hay moon. 8:30 – 10 p.m.   WCR Monarch Bl...
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The Full Thunder Moon Stroll

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

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

July 20 - 22 at 10am-2pm
Rocky River Reservation
Do you love to create? This camp is for you! Immerse yourself into nature's brilliant beauty and create amazing works of art using the natural worl...
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Young Explorers 10 a.m.

July 20 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for a post celebration of Teddy Bear Picnic day. Pack a snack and your favorite teddy bear and come to the park. We will enjoy a relaxing w...
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CanalWay Cart Tour:Northern Route

July 20 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 for one of these ...
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Nature Baby

July 20 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a walk in the woo...
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CanalWay Cart Tour: Northern Route

July 20 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 of these ...
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Young Explorers 1 p.m.

July 20 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for a post celebration of Teddy Bear Picnic day. Pack a snack and your favorite teddy bear and come to the park. We will enjoy a relaxing w...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

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

July 20 at 5 - 7 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Do you enjoy the trails around the nature center, but just can’t make it there before 5? Tonight the building will be open late just for our evenin...
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West Creek Night Hike: Red, White & Blue

July 20 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
West Creek Night Hike: Red, White & Blue Celebrate patriotism and civic pride with a hike in Parma’s Big Backyard. We’ll search high and low fo...
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Youth Outdoors New Volunteer Orientation

July 20 at 7-9 pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Share your interest in outdoor recreation with youth from the city of Cleveland! We are looking for adults to assist with adventure experiences suc...
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Womens Beginners II - 200 Level

July 20 - August 10
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Washington Reservation
This class is for women only who graduated from the Beginners Series. (Although that is not mandatory)� It will reinforce the fundamentals and try ...
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Climb the Ledge Youth Day

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

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

July 21 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Washington Reservation
Learn the fundamentals and refine skills. For players who have abandoned using their driver or struggle to use it well. This session will focus mor...
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Yoga and Hike

July 21 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. Addition...
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Discovering Nature: Pond Pals

July 22 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discovering Nature: Pond Pals Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore the West Channel Pond look...
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Tactics with Plastics

July 22 at 2-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Plastic pollution is an increasing challenge. Join Cathi Lehn, Sustainable Cleveland Coordinator, to learn more about it and what can be done. You ...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle - Evening Paddle

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

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

July 22 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
The beaver is not only an architect in nature, it also played an important role in the history of the United States. Learn about this interesting m...
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MAPS Bird Banding

July 23 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 3,000 miles ...
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Beat the Heat Dog Walk

July 23 at 7:30-9 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
Let’s hit the trail with our furry friends early today so we can relax in the shade later. Discover some spectacular summer wildflowers in our rest...
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2016 Big Met Course Championship and Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship Qualifier

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

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

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

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

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

July 23 at 10 – Noon
Lakefront Reservation
Celebrate the Asian tradition of dragon boating with a high energy paddle on the Cuyahoga River. Cleveland Dragon Boat Association members will int...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

July 23 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 history of the...
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Invertebrate Investigation

July 23 at 11 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Joel Kavaras for a short hike where we will showcase the various invertebrates that crawl, slither, and fly through the summer fore...
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Afternoon Archery for Kids

July 23 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your child to the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’ll have all supplies available for you...
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Butterfly Survey

July 23 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Butterfly Survey Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for an informal butterfly survey along the meadow-forest edge. We’ll catch and release species tha...
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Drop-In Children’s Nature Craft

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

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

July 23 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Have you ever wanted to try archery? Join us in the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’ll have al...
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Butterflies: Wings by Day

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

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

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

July 24 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder at the mouth of Euclid Creek in search of waterfowl, kingfishers and cave swallows.
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Frostville Family Arts Festival: Olmsted Historical Society

July 24 at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Frostville Family Arts Festival Olmsted Historical Society A great variety of local vendors will be featured at this outdoor music and art festival...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

July 24 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Visit the Lorenzo Carter Cabin

July 24 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 history of Clev...
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Underwater Bugs

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

July 24 at 1-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Follow a map and embark on a quest to put your skills to the ultimate test. Plants and animals make up your list as riddles and clues give you the ...
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Family Kayaking

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

July 24 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Insect Safari Join us for a trip around West Channel Pond in search of flying, crawling, wiggling insects. We’ll search under logs and among the pl...
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Monarch Walk

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

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

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

July 25 - 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every day
Brecksville Reservation
This five day camp for young golfers will include instruction, etiquette, rules, playing and on-course experiences. Juniors should bring a packed l...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

July 25 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 history of the...
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American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding Workshop

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

July 25 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll ride south along the canal stopping to enjoy nature along our ride. We’ll take an ice cream break to enjoy this summer night. Please bring ic...
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Camp Brecksville SR

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

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

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

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

July 26 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Learn about water through fun activities, then search for life in West Creek. Love, save, and share your experiences to complete most requirements ...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 26 at 4 - 6 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on a boat ride going “up the river.” We’ll discuss the Cuyahoga River, bridges, area geography, wat...
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Yoga and Hike

July 26 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. Addition...
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Trailside Bike Repairs

July 26 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Grab your bike and come learn quick and simple  trail-side  bike repairs. Bring your bike, because time will be spent riding on the old c...
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Summer Dancing Series: Urban Line Dance

July 26 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 dance ins...
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Cuyahoga River By Boat

July 26 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on a boat ride going “up the river.” We’ll discuss the Cuyahoga River, bridges, area geography, wat...
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Firefly Safari

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

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

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

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

July 27 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What do butter, dragon, and fire all have in common? They’re all types of flies! Come walk West Creek Reservation with Naturalist Patti D. to see h...
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Kayaking/SUP Youth Day

July 28 at 9am-3pm
Hinckley Reservation
Have fun on the water learning two new sports. We'll explore nature from a new perspective as you learn to walk on water stand up paddleboard (SUP)...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding 2: Supplemental Skills

July 28 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Start where you left off in SUP 1.  Learn advanced paddling strokes, bracing, rescues, and more.  Anticipate spending time in the water.&...
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Ohio & Erie Canalway Bus Tour

July 29 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit the newly renovated Canal Exploration Center in Independence, Cascade Locks Metropark in Akron and ride on the St. Helena III canal boat in C...
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Dog Days of Summer Hike

July 29 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Dog Days of Summer Hike Bring your canine companion and join other dog lovers for a stroll through the woods around the nature center. Dogs should ...
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Neighborhood Picnic in the Park

July 29 at 11:30-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Bring your family and a picnic lunch, and we’ll provide the fun! Get everyone active with some fun animal-theme games, and go on a naturalist-led h...
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Family Campout

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

July 29 - 30 at Fri 7 p.m. - Sat 8:30 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Attention parents with little ones. Come experience an unforgettable overnight with your child. We will spend time both indoors and outdoors explor...
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Moth Night Out

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

July 29 at Check-in at 8:45pm, Shotgun start at 9:15
Rocky River Reservation
Event is a shotgun start:  Two foursomes are assigned to each hole. It is extremely rare to lose a Moonlight ball, however additional balls ma...
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MAPS Bird Banding

July 30 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 3,000 miles ...
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West Creek Wildflower Walk

July 30 at 9:30-11 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
Observe and learn more about the native, perennial plants in West Creek’s restored meadow. Many of these plants are in their third year of growth a...
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2016 Adult/Junior 2-Player Scramble at Seneca (PeeWee 6-9)

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 30 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join us for a hike through the Tinker's Creek floodplain. We’ll hike through the woods and along the creek looking for local flora and fauna. Bedfo...
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2016 FootGolf Championship

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

July 30 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Use a seine net to catch shiners, chubs, colorful darters and other interesting native fish in the beautiful Chagrin River. Bring wettable shoes an...
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga – Beginners

July 31 at 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is a fun and enlightening experience. Spend the first 30 minutes learning basic SUP techniques, then practice SUP y...
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2016 Parent/Child (18+) Championship

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

July 31 at 10 - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your little ones by North Chagrin Nature Center for an opportunity to land a fish out of historic Sunset Pond. Naturalist Jake Kudrna will be...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

July 31 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddling strokes, and sta...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

July 31 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddling strokes, and sta...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: Northwest Territory

July 31 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks is hosting free Sunday evening concerts in the park during the summer.  Bring a blanket, chairs and maybe even a picnic d...
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Hunt of the Month: Bats

August 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
By now the baby bats are leaving mom to hunt for bugs on their own. Look around the CanalWay Center for the 20 bats we have hidden. Then visit the ...
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Gallery Wall: Robert Walczak

August 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Robert Walczak Robert Walczak has long been awed by the natural beauty of Northeast Ohio, and especially the Cleveland Metroparks It ...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level VI

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level V. Classes are a combination of stroke proficiency/endurance and personal water safety.
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

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

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

August 1 - 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Preschool Level III (Starfish) or no previous experience needed (ages 5+).
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Junior Day Camp - 500 Level

August 1 - 5
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 a packed l...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Sunfish

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 1 - 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Hinckley Reservation
Recommended ages 5-12 years. Passed Level I or can swim 2 body lengths unsupported. Can float on front and back for 5 seconds and can bob fully sub...
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Learn-To-Swim Morning Session III-Level IV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Tree ID 101

August 3 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Huntington Reservation
Tree ID 101 Have you been wondering what kinds of trees line the paths that you walk? Join Naturalist Bev Walborn for an introduction to tree ident...
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West Creek Night Hike

August 3 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields, forests and brooks of West Creek using all of your senses. A spirit for adventure is the only requirem...
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Beginner Backpacking Trip (Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting August 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Actual Trip: August 12 - 13)

August 3 at Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting August 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m (Actual Trip: August 12, 4 p.m. - August 13, Noon)
If you have ever wanted to go backpacking but were nervous about going to the bathroom in the woods, this is the trip for you. Join us for an overn...
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Beginners - 200 Level

August 3 - 31
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Brecksville Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. Loaner equipment...
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Little Explorers: Rocky River

August 4 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rocky River Bring your little explorer to learn about the Rocky River and all the animals that depend on its water. We will have ...
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Hike n’ Chalk

August 4 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hike n’ Chalk Let’s hit the trails in search of wildlife then return to the nature center to make a chalk drawing of our favorite finds for all to ...
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Little Explorers: Rocky River

August 4 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rocky River Bring your little explorer to learn about the Rocky River and all the animals that depend on its water. We will have ...
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Rain Barrel Workshop

August 4 at 6-7:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Learn to harvest rain water for all your garden needs and to combat storm water pollution in your community. Each workshop participant will constru...
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Lake Erie Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

August 4 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Enhance your mind, body and soul during this full body workout as you increase your SUPing skills and discover a new perspective of downtown.  ...
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“Try-it” Activities: Stand Up Paddleboarding

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

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

August 6 at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (West) Traverse the vast acreage of Cleveland Metroparks with Naturalist Marty Calabrese by bus and boot. Learn n...
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Rock Climbing 1: Introduction to Climbing

August 6 at 9 a.m. - Noon
Hinckley Reservation
Experience the thrill of climbing on natural rock at Hinckley Reservation. Learn how to belay, proper climbing techniques and knots while learning ...
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Spider Safari

August 6 at 10-11:30 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
We will be on the lookout for weavers, jumpers and “wolves”. Join us on a spider safari and discover something new about these important insect eat...
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Rock Climbing 2: Beyond the Basics

August 6 at 1 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
If you have climbing experience and are looking to learn more about top rope climbing, then venture outside to climb on natural rock at Whipp’s Led...
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Olmsted Historical Society: Farmers Market

August 6
2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market Features local farmers, producers, artisans and vendors all who grow and/or produce their own goods. Each...
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Rocking on the River Concert Series at Paddler's Point

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

August 7 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
This entry level course combines Kayaking 1 & Kayaking 2 into one extended class with both classroom and on the water practice. Learn basic pad...
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Olmsted Historical Society Antique Engine Show and Classic Car Cruise-In

August 7 at 11a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Antique Engine Show and Classic Car Cruise-In Lagrange Engine Club displays a collection of antique farm engines, big an...
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Baseball at Brookside

August 7 at 1-3 p.m.
Brookside Reservation
Let’s gather to learn a bit about the history of one of Cleveland’s oldest baseball stadiums and play some pick-up baseball. Bring your own glove. ...
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Get Out...

August 7 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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Girl Scout Program: Wonders of Water

August 7 at 2-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Go on a journey to follow rain drops. Learn about water, then search for life in West Creek. Love water, save water, and complete most requirements...
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Future Scientists 101

August 7 at 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Future Scientists 101 Bring your future scientist to get a taste of what it is like to be a biologist for a day. We will be learning about plants a...
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Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series: The Crooked

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

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

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

August 8 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Cassini Radio Science Mr. Dale Force, NASA scientist, will talk about some of the radio science results from the ...
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Water Camp

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

August 9 at 10-Noon
West Creek Reservation
Amazing creatures live in our ponds, so pack up your natural curiosity and let’s explore these critters in their very own wet and wild habitats. So...
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Discovering Nature: Creek Stomp

August 9 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Huntington Reservation
Discovering Nature: Creek Stomp Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore and stomp in Porter Cree...
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Critters in the Pond

August 9 at 1-2:30
Brookside Reservation
Enjoy the weekend with the kids searching for critters in the pond. We’ll use nets and a seine to catch-and-release fish, amphibians, crayfish and ...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

August 9 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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 strokes, and sta...
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Fly Fishing for Steelhead

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

August 9 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. Addition...
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga – Beginners

August 10 at 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is a fun and enlightening experience. Spend the first 30 minutes learning basic SUP techniques, then practice SUP y...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Winter Prep

August 10 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Winter Prep Winter’s chill seems a long way away, yet now is the time to begin prepping your hive for fal...
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National S'mores Day

August 10 at 7-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy one of the few remaining nights of summer around a fire with stories, songs and s’mores. Bring a water bottle and a comfy camp chair. Patio b...
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August Adventure

August 11 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
August Adventure Come and see what we can find in the woodlands that surround the nature center. Kids will get a chance to use some scientific tool...
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Nurture with Nature

August 11 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your family for a monthly program exploring nature through books, games, hikes and other activities. This month we’ll explore a creek. Wear s...
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Bridging West Creek

August 12 at 9 a.m.-Noon
West Creek Reservation
The bridge names in West Creek tell the story of its history.   Join Naturalist Joe Higgins to hike the bridges of West Creek and learn the ta...
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2016 Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship

August 12 - 14 at
Brecksville Reservation
Enter the 2016 Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship, to be played at Sleepy Hollow, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August  12,13, and 14.&nbs...
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Under the Hilliard Road Bridge

August 12 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Under the Hilliard Road Bridge This illustrated history hike will examine the story of the Hilliard Road Bridge, which looms above some of the firs...
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Nature Bingo

August 12 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Bingo Bring the kids for a walk in the park accompanied by an exciting game of nature bingo. We will explore several different habitats whil...
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Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (East)

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

August 13 at 9 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Explore Wallin Creek with Naturalist Jenny McClain. We’ll hike a trail to where the creek crosses the road, then make our way up the creek bed back...
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Wildflowers of West Creek

August 13 at 9:30-11 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
This is prime time to experience West Creek’s meadow. Native wildflowers have really taken hold in our meadows, and we anticipate plenty of color, ...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

August 13 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Nature Detectives

August 13 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Detectives Use magnifying glasses to get up close and personal with the natural world and solve mysteries like what does it eat, where does ...
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Macro Mayhem

August 13 at 1-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Learn about our creeks’ crawly critters with Naturalist Matt Knittel. Start indoors, then explore the stream and real live macroinvertebrates. Brin...
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Go Mothing!

August 13 at 8:30-10 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman as we attract as many moths as possible using light and different recipes for moth delicacies: a mash of fermented frui...
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga – Beginners

August 14 at 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is a fun and enlightening experience. Spend the first 30 minutes learning basic SUP techniques, then practice SUP y...
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Pond Dipping Drop-by

August 14 at 10-Noon
Drop by the pond near the Prehistoric Play Pit to examine life under water. We’ll provide dip nets, field guides, and aquariums to observe and iden...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

August 14 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddling strokes, and sta...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

August 14 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Sunday Drop-By: Nature Tangrams

August 14 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Drop by to learn about the science, math and ancient history behind these puzzles. Create your own nature-inspired tangram using different shapes o...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

August 14 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to have fun and get a little workout. Lessons will focus on equipment, basic paddling strokes, and sta...
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Family Creek Exploration

August 14 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
There is an amazing variety of life in our creeks. Bring your family to catch (and release) some of these aquatic critters. Be prepared to get wet....
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Bats: Creatures of the Night

August 15 at 8 - 9 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bats are often misunderstood and feared, however, they are extremely beneficial. Join us to learn more about bats and what is causing a huge declin...
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March to the Monument

August 16 - 15 at 9:30 - 12:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
March to the Monument Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a hearty hike from the Emerald Necklace Marina to Stinchcomb Memorial. Along the way we’ll ...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

August 16 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
The dog days of summer are here. Join Naturalist Joel Kavaras for this monthly hike. We’ll head to Deer Lick Cave where the air is usually a little...
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Mid-month Meandering at Memphis

August 16 at 10-11:30 a.m.
Join a walk near Big Creek at the Memphis Picnic Area. This lovely little park should be abuzz with activity from insects, birds, fish, and more! M...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

August 16 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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 strokes, and sta...
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Mountain Bike Skills Ride - Beginner

August 16 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Beginner class
Bedford Reservation
Grab your mountain bike and come ride with a certified mountain bike coach as you learn and advance your skills and riding technique.  Field s...
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Lake Erie Kayak Tour

August 17 at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Enhance your kayak skills as we paddle sit-on-top kayaks behind the breakwall to experience a new view of downtown Cleveland. Water and weather con...
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Minister Creek Backpacking Trip (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting August 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Actual Trip August 26 - 28)

August 17 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting August 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Actual Trip August 26 - 28
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for this 2-night beginner backpacking trip in the beautiful Alleghany National Forest.  Enjoy natural rock overlooks, stream side camp...
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West Creek Night Hike

August 17 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields, forests and brooks of West Creek using all of your senses. A spirit for adventure is the only requirem...
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Biohike: Beavers

August 18 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biohike: Beavers How can an herbivorous mammal with only 20 teeth re-engineer a landscape in just one night? Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for ex...
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Full Moon Float

August 18 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
A full moon is the perfect time to enjoy an evening kayaking while being guided around the lake in search of wildlife. All equipment provided. Meet...
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FrogWatch Season Wrap-Up

August 18 at 7-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Volunteers have surveyed amphibians throughout Cleveland Metroparks. Join us to hear stories from the field, mingle with fellow citizen scientists,...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

August 19 at 10 a.m. - noon
Euclid Creek Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Ledge Pool Dive-In Movie II

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

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

August 20 at 10 a.m. - noon
Euclid Creek Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Nature Art Series – Plants in Pastel

August 20 at 10 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Series – Plants in Pastel Drawing with chalk is not just for kids. Naturalist Beth Whiteley will provide you with techniques in using th...
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Moses Cleaveland Trees

August 20 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Moses Cleaveland Trees In 1946, 150 trees were identified in Cleveland old enough to have witnessed the city’s founding. Learn about the journey of...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

August 20 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Women Only - Golf Swing - Woods - 500 Level

August 20 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Learn the fundamentals and refine skills. For women who have abandoned using their driver or struggle to use it well. This session will focus more ...
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Wilderness Skills: Cattail Mat

August 20 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
The long, slender leaves of the cattail have traditionally been used to weave mats. Create your own small mat by using the same process. Register o...
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2016 Mastick Woods Course Championship

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

August 21 at 8 - 10 a.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Join us for a hot, delicious breakfast. While volunteer chefs prepare our breakfast, we’ll enjoy a leisurely hike along the Rocky River. WJ Green L...
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Explore Bradley Woods

August 21 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Explore Bradley Woods Learn about this unique swamp forest habitat and explore high and low in search of wildlife. Tall boots and pants recommended...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

August 21 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Searching for Snakes

August 21 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Searching for Snakes We’ll hike in search of snakes in the forest and wetlands, then return to the nature center to make a fun snake craft to take ...
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Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey

August 21 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a waterside search for remarkably colorful dragonflies and damselflies, some of ou...
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Mountain Bike Skills Ride - Intermediate

August 23 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Intermediate class
Bedford Reservation
Grab your mountain bike and come ride with a certified mountain bike coach as you learn and advance your skills and riding technique.  Field s...
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Nature Baby

August 24 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a walk in the woo...
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Biohike: Caterpillars

August 24 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Biohike: Caterpillars From moths to monarchs, join Naturalist Marty Calabrese on a quest for caterpillars. A gentle turn of a leaf may reveal hidde...
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Basic Sailing Course August 24th - August 26th

August 24 - 26 at August 24, 4 - 7 p.m, August 25 & 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Learn to sail small 14-foot sailboats in pairs and solo during this entry level yet strenuous course. The course will consist of both classroom and...
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga – Beginners

August 24 at 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is a fun and enlightening experience. Spend the first 30 minutes learning basic SUP techniques, then practice SUP y...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding 2: Supplemental Skills

August 25 at 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Start where you left off in SUP 1.  Learn advanced paddling strokes, bracing, rescues, and more.  Anticipate spending time in the water.&...
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Yoga and Hike

August 25 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. Addition...
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Late Summer Wildflower Walk

August 26 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Late Summer Wildflower Walk Stroll around the meadow with Naturalist Beth Whiteley as we look at the variety of wildflowers that bloom during the l...
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Dragon Boating

August 26 at 6 – 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Celebrate the Asian tradition of dragon boating with a high energy paddle on the Cuyahoga River. Cleveland Dragon Boat Association members will int...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #3 - Mastick Woods

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

August 27 at 8 - 10 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Pam Taylor to kayak around the edges of the lake in search of the wildlife that live on or near the lake. All equipment provided. R...
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Shorebird Workshop Bus Tour

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

August 27 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 the insect and bird life attracted to the prairie. T...
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Lakefront Hike

August 27 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join Naturalist Wendy Weirich to see who's out and about on the Lakefront on a steamy summer day. 10 - 11;30 a.m. Terrain: rolling hills, 1.5 miles...
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2016 Shawnee Stroke Play Tournament

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

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

August 27 at noon - 4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden!  Learn how to improve your backyard habitat for wildlif...
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Ohio Trail Pioneer Adventure

August 27 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Ohio Trail Pioneer Adventure Face the decisions and challenges of a pioneer family moving the Western Reserve and compete for your survival. Hike w...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

August 27 at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Whipp's Ledges: Stories in the Stones

August 27 at 3 - 5 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Rock walls, fossils, etchings carved into stone, and Robert Whipp. All these have a fascinating story to tell. Join Naturalist Kathy...
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Dusk to Dark

August 27 at 7 - 10 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Dusk to Dark Join us at dusk for this NEW free family friendly event to celebrate everything nocturnal.   We’ll be discovering nature at night...
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Dog Paddle and Pet-a-Palooza

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

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

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

August 30 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Urban Bird Survey Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a survey of nesting and migrant birds at Wendy Park. Surprises await at this remarkable park on...
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Lake Erie Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

August 30 at 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Enhance your mind, body and soul during this full body workout as you increase your SUPing skills and discover a new perspective of downtown.  ...
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Yoga and Hike

August 30 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. Addition...
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Mountain Bike Skills Ride - Youth Clinic

August 30 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Youth Clinic
Bedford Reservation
Grab your mountain bike and come ride with a certified mountain bike coach as you learn and advance your skills and riding technique.  Field s...
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Discovery Days: Sensational Summertime

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

August 31 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Learn a new skill or re-visit an activity you once loved. Handcycling is a great way for individuals to use their upper body strength to pedal a bi...
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Hunt of the Month: Mushrooms

September 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Mushrooms come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, come to CanalWay Center and find our 20 colorful mushrooms hidden around the center. After y...
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Stand Up Paddleboarding I: Introduction to SUP

September 1 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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 strokes, and sta...
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Fall Birding Workshop

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

September 6 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past during this min...
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Mountain Bike Skills Ride - Family Clinic

September 6 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Family Clinic
Bedford Reservation
Grab your mountain bike and come ride with a certified mountain bike coach as you learn and advance your skills and riding technique.  Field s...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #4 - Mastick Woods

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

September 10 at Registration: 8 a.m. Race: 9 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
N EOCycle has grown the past few years, and it continues to grow with the addition of a thrilling mountain bike race for 2016.  Gather at Bedf...
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2016 Bill Barbour Cup

September 10 at 10:00am first time
Brecksville Reservation
2 Player 18-hole event Cleveland Metroparks Player of the Year Tournament $140 - includes green fees, carts and range tokens for both players Tee t...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

September 10 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

September 11 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Clarion River Paddling Trip (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting September 13, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip: September 23, 1 p.m. - 25, 9 p.m.)

September 13 at Hinckley Lake Boathouse, Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting, September 13, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip: September 23, 1 p.m. - 25, 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Paddle with us as we embark down the National Wild and Scenic Clarion River on canoes and kayaks in the beautiful Allegheny National Forest. Spend ...
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Youth Outdoors New Volunteer Orientation

September 14 at 7-9 pm
Share your interest in outdoor recreation with urban youth from Cleveland! We are looking for adults to assist with adventure experiences such as h...
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2016 Moonlight Golf #5 - Little Met

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

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

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

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

September 24 at 9am-4pm
Rocky River Reservation
Join fellow anglers for a day focused on this amazing sport fish. Learn to read the river, new fly casting techniques, about the latest gear, and o...
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2016 Fall Two-Player Scramble

September 24 at
Rocky River Reservation
2016 Fall Two-Player Scramble Cleveland Metroparks Player of the Year Tournament Series $120.00 entry fee.  Includes greens fees, and snack fo...
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Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting September 27, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip October 6, 7 a.m. - October 9, 10 p.m.)

September 27 at Garfield Park Center, Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip October October 6, 7 a.m. - October 9, 10 p.m.)
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Grab your hiking boots and join us for a 4-day backpacking excursion through historic Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. White blazes will guide the wa...
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Discovery Days: Cool Camouflage

September 28 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Hunt of the Month: Deer

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
As fall colors begin to appear deer become more active. Come to CanalWay to learn why and to find the 20 bucks and does we have hidden throughout t...
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Royalview Rumble

October 1 at Registration: 10 a.m. Race: 11 a.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Get ready for the first ever trail run and mountain bike race in Cleveland Metroparks benefiting the Trails Fund in partnership with Second Sole an...
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Hands On Heritage

October 1 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hands On Heritage Visit Rocky River Nature Center and surrounding trails for a day of fun focused around traditional skills. Try your hand at the b...
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Fall Big Day Bus Trip

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

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

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

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

October 26 at 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Hunt of the Month: Beaver

November 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is approaching and beavers are hard at work gathering branches to eat during the winter months if the water freezes. Stop by CanalWay to fin...
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Rock the River Geology Bus Tour - South

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

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

November 19 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Birds of the North Shore Bus Trip  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a birding excursion during prime late-fall migration to seek waterfowl, gu...
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First People Festival

November 19 at 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
First People Festival Ever wonder who were the first people that lived in Ohio? Find out what we know about these past cultures and how have they c...
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Discovery Days: Mammal Mysteries

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

December 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is still hanging around so s top by the CanalWay Center to search for 20 hidden snowflakes. Find snow inside and then go outside to enjoy th...
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Discovery Days: Birds of Winter

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

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