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Seton Catholic School & Others Honored as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Seton Catholic School of Hudson was one of 325 schools nationwide and one of only 23 private schools as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021. The award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Also, see what three public schools are being recognized.
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Dad Matters: Every Friendship is a Season

Jason Lea, "Dad Matters" columnist for Northeast Ohio magazine, shares with us a conversation he had with his daughter about the value of friendship and how life with friends can change.
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Makerspaces: Where Creativity and Collaboration Combine

Students across the country have settled into their back to school routine. Many schools are offering Makerspaces. Makerspaces go by many names: Creation Labs, Fab Labs, to name a few. Schools have been finding ways to incorporate creation labs into their buildings. Some districts have built spaces from scratch, while others have renovated existing classrooms or libraries. Regardless of the name, size, equipment, or location, creation is the fundamental core characteristic of the space.   
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Fall Fun for Toddlers & Preschoolers: 5 Activities in Cleveland/Akron October 25-30

Looking for something to do with your toddler or preschooler? Attend a drop-in to make their own treat bag or go on a Halloween Hunt, attend a fall fest, early trick or treats happenings, or have them check out nature's creepy crawlies. 
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Akron Zoo’s Angel the Cockatoo Shows What She Can Do

Produced for the Akron Zoo's "Training Tales" video series about animal care, this video introduces Keeper Kaitlyn and Angel the cockatoo.
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Cleveland Metroparks’ Wild Winter Lights Returns

Wild Winter Lights transforms the Zoo after dark with hundreds of dazzling displays across holiday-themed areas including Candyland, Enchanted Forest, Conservation Trail and Santa’s Workshop. This year, guests can experience Wild Winter Lights on foot or in their personal vehicle.
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Party Planning Options in Cleveland/Akron

In the October issue of Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, we feature a few party planners and entertainment experiences to choose from around the region. Check out these advertiser listings and see our party planning directory for more opportunities.
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Submit Your Kidstream Video, Enter to Win!

Since April 2020, Northeast Ohio Parent has been bringing you video and virtual fun each week as part of our KidStream newsletter. Now, we’d like to see what our readers and followers have been up to! Each month, we’ll choose a theme and our followers can submit videos for a chance to be featured in KidStream — plus one lucky winner will win a fantastic prize!
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10 Things I Wish I Knew About Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease Before My Son Had It

Kristen Kelly, blogger at "Ready, Set, Parenthood!" provided readers with information about hand-foot-and-mouth disease, a common childhood infectious disease. As stated in her 2014 blog post, after doing some research online and speaking with her son's pediatrician, she learned so much about this disease that she wishes she would have known before her son got it. With the new school year and the typical germ season underway, Northeast Ohio Parent editors thought we would re-share to help families.
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Fall Family Weekends: Kid-Friendly Fun October 22-24

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are family-friendly events for all ages: attend a play at the Beck Center for the Arts, Halloween fun, at the mall, library or local park district, or the family can spend time learning about nocturnal animals.
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Events This Week

October 24, 2021 - October 31, 2021

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Oct 27 Wednesday 24 events
Oct 28 Thursday 28 events
Oct 29 Friday 20 events
Oct 30 Saturday 28 events
October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Great Northern Malloween

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kids 10 and under can kick off Halloween by dressing up in their favorite costumes (no full masks or toy weapons) and enjoy strolling the mall. The event features music and entertainment provided by the Real PopFusion, face painting, selfie photo ops, vendors and exhibitors, treat stations and more.  New this year is the Dog Costume Contest presented by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.  Dogs can participate with a chance to win an award for: Top Dog Best Trick (for a Treat) Cutest Costume Most Creative Look Like My Owner   DAY OF SCHEDULE Noon-3 p.m.
October 24

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 24

Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 24

Halloween Drive-Thru

October 24

Travel Farmpark's trails and roadways after dark in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle and experience many playfully frightful sites throughout the park--some that you have come to love and some new surprises.
October 24

Boo at the Akron Zoo

October 24

Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for a non-scary Halloween event.
October 24

Spooktacular Weekends

October 24

 The nature center will be decorated for kid-friendly Halloween.
October 25

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 25

Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 25

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 25

 Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 25

Trekking Through Autumn

October 25

Call it hiking, walking, strolling, rambling, wandering or trekking, it’s good for body, mind and spirit — maybe now more than ever. Get out and explore the Medina County parks through this self-guided hiking program.
October 25

58th Annual Fall Hiking Spree

October 25

Get out and explore; complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
October 25

Wild Hikes Challenge

October 25

Walk, hike, skip, jog, run or stroll on eight designated trails before Dec.
October 26

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 26

Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 26

Willowick Storytime

October 26

Each storytime program is full of entertaining, age-appropriate stories and activities that encourage literacy development and help your child prepare to be a skilled reader.
October 26

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 26

 Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 26

Trekking Through Autumn

October 26

Call it hiking, walking, strolling, rambling, wandering or trekking, it’s good for body, mind and spirit — maybe now more than ever. Get out and explore the Medina County parks through this self-guided hiking program.
October 26

58th Annual Fall Hiking Spree

October 26

Get out and explore; complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
October 27

Magic: The Gathering

October 27

Grades 7-12.
October 27

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 27

Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 27

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 27

 Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 27

Trekking Through Autumn

October 27

Call it hiking, walking, strolling, rambling, wandering or trekking, it’s good for body, mind and spirit — maybe now more than ever. Get out and explore the Medina County parks through this self-guided hiking program.
October 27

58th Annual Fall Hiking Spree

October 27

Get out and explore; complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
October 28

ONLINE Poetry Workshop Ages 8-12 with Angela Gartner

October 28

Editor, author and poet Angela Gartner will help young writers learn a variety of poetry forms—structure, rhyme and the famous poets who use them.
October 28

Haunted Lantern Tours

October 28

 Do ghosts and spirits really haunt the former Lake County Poorhouse?
October 28

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 28

Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 28

Haunted Lantern Tours

October 28

 Do ghosts and spirits really haunt the former Lake County Poorhouse?
October 28

Halloween Drive-Thru

October 28

Travel Farmpark's trails and roadways after dark in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle and experience many playfully frightful sites throughout the park--some that you have come to love and some new surprises.
October 29

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 29

Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 29

Halloween Drive-Thru

October 29

Travel Farmpark's trails and roadways after dark in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle and experience many playfully frightful sites throughout the park--some that you have come to love and some new surprises.
October 29

Spooky Science

October 29

Spooky Science is about teaching people in a fun and creative environment about all the things in nature that can "spook or creep" you out, like spiders, snakes, and bats.
October 29

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 29

 Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 29

Trekking Through Autumn

October 29

Call it hiking, walking, strolling, rambling, wandering or trekking, it’s good for body, mind and spirit — maybe now more than ever. Get out and explore the Medina County parks through this self-guided hiking program.
October 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2021 Survivors of Suicide Loss Conference

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chasing the "WHY?".
October 30

Pumpkin Days at Nickajack Farms

October 30

Enjoy pumpkin bowling, paintball, a wagon train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin and more.
October 30

Halloween Drive-Thru

October 30

Travel Farmpark's trails and roadways after dark in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle and experience many playfully frightful sites throughout the park--some that you have come to love and some new surprises.
October 30

Spooky Science

October 30

Spooky Science is about teaching people in a fun and creative environment about all the things in nature that can "spook or creep" you out, like spiders, snakes, and bats.
October 30

Boo at the Akron Zoo

October 30

Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for a non-scary Halloween event.
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