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Tiger Cubs at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Make Public Debut

For the first time in over 20 years, guests can visit tiger cubs at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The three cubs, all born in this past December, made their public debut this morning at the Zoo’s Rosebrough Tiger Passage.
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Fairmount Center for the Arts Announces ‘The Show Goes On’ Drive-In Event

A unique dance and arts event will be held at the Mayfield Drive-In on Friday, May 21. The show includes pop-up dance performances from the Fairmount Dance Company and art activities, the showing of a film and more!
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Podcast Episode #63: Parenting in the Screen Age

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner is joined by Dr. Delaney Ruston, author, speaker and filmmaker, who shares tips and advice about social media, video games, mental health, sleep, challenging conversations and more.
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7 Bedtime Storybooks to Help your Child Sleep

Got a sleep-resistant child? Maybe it’s time for your little night owl to hit the books. Use nightly bedtime story to help build and reinforce healthy sleep habits, overcome common sleep saboteurs and boost parent-child bonding.
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Camps and Parents Look to Summer Programs in 2021

Families across Northeast Ohio, with the help of summer camps, are taking a step toward normalcy after a year of lockdown. Camp programs across the region plan to follow safety protocols as outlined by the state and local governments in order to keep all attendees safe. 
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Camp Decision Checklist

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more questions about safety at camp. However, first-time campers and their parents still have to be comfortable with all other aspects of attending. We talked to Bill Champ, the auxiliary programs director and summer programs director at University School, about what parents can ask and do to make the most informed choice.
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Dad Matters: The Velma Scale

Northeast Ohio Parent columnist Jason Lea of "Dad Matters" shares with us his scale, named after the “Scooby-Doo” cartoon character, which ranks if a person’s choices are good or bad. It’s his way to help his children think about stories and the choices made.
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Acid + Base Volcanic Reaction Experiment for Kids

How are volcanos formed and why do they erupt? The Children's Museum of Cleveland invites you to check out this classic science experiment that can be done with materials you likely have around the house.
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Cuyahoga County Resource Box Available at 14 Locations

The free Cuyahoga County Resource Box is packed with information about local adapted summer camps, social skills programs, tutors, therapists and other services in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties for families of children ages birth to 12 who are concerned about their child. 
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Navigating Toddler Sleep Transitions

Moving from the crib to a "big kid" bed is a major milestone for young children and their parents. Just when you have your sleep routine down, this transition is either quickly needed or can occur without much notice. Parents who work or have a hard time with disrupted sleep can become desperate for a solution. Northeast Ohio Blogger Lindsay McCoy, of "Mommy on Assignment," talks to a sleep expert who provides tips on making this sleep transition smoother.
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Events This Week

April 11, 2021 - April 18, 2021

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Apr 11 Sunday 3 events
Apr 12 Monday 5 events
Apr 13 Tuesday 1 event
Apr 14 Wednesday 3 events
Apr 15 Thursday 4 events
Apr 16 Friday 2 events
Apr 17 Saturday 6 events
April 11

Visit 'Orchids Forever' at the Cleveland Botanical Garden Through April 11

April 11

Guests will be greeted with a stunning display of hundreds of Phalaenopsis orchids and a towering orchid sculpture Join this socially distanced one-way path that guides visitors through the experience. Also, while supplies last, receive an Orchids Forever educational packet with activities for all ages.
April 11 - April 13

Timbertots: What's the Buzz?

April 11 - April 13

Experience art in Nature with outdoor learning about insects and spiders followed by a short walk to the nature center to see the What's the Buzz?  Ages 3-5 w/adult.
April 11

Spring Discovery Days at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

April 11

Ever watched a garden eel stretch to snatch passing prey? When did you last count the suckers on an octopus’s arm or a sandtiger shark’s teeth? The beauty is in the details, so don’t let aquatic life pass you by. Get a closer look at these amazing animals.
April 11 - April 13

Timbertots: What's the Buzz?

April 11 - April 13

Experience art in Nature with outdoor learning about insects and spiders followed by a short walk to the nature center to see the What's the Buzz?  Ages 3-5 w/adult.
April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Surprise ART

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Gather basic supplies and join Ms.
April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kids Create and Read at Home

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sign up for one of our storytime kits, which include a book to check out and an art project.  
April 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Virtual Take and Make Craft: Butterfly Gardens

April 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Start your very own bee and butterfly garden and help support our local ecosystem!
April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grandparenting Today

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join a lively discussion for grandparents-to-be and new grandparents about the changes in birthing and infant care practices in a group setting.
April 11 - April 13

Timbertots: What's the Buzz?

April 11 - April 13

Experience art in Nature with outdoor learning about insects and spiders followed by a short walk to the nature center to see the What's the Buzz?  Ages 3-5 w/adult.
April 14

Teen Virtual Art Show

April 14

All artistic teens are invited to submit a work of art for the Virtual Art Show.
April 14

Butterfly Hands

April 14

Join Nancy Barnett for an introduction to signing with your baby using the Baby Signs Program.
April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Game Night for Teens

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open to all middle and high school age students for a night of fun and games with friends
April 15 - April 16

The Great Twinsburg Clean-Up: Teens & Families

April 15 - April 16

Students in grades 7-12 celebrate Earth Day while doing your part to clean up your community.
April 15

Kindergarten Here I Come

April 15

Immerse yourself in color and fragrance featuring unique outdoor artwork intermixed with thousands of beautiful spring flowers.
April 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Engineering Your Imagination

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

A primer on civil engineering for the youngest of learners.
April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Life Hacks for High Schoolers

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Learn how to communicate better with your parents, siblings, teachers, girlfriend/boyfriend and more.
April 15 - April 16

The Great Twinsburg Clean-Up: Teens & Families

April 15 - April 16

Students in grades 7-12 celebrate Earth Day while doing your part to clean up your community.
April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Parent & Child Pottery

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Spend a few Fridays connecting with clay together.
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Let’s Go to the Fishing Hole

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kids ages 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line in Tinkers Creek Lake.
April 17

Becoming Your Character

April 17

Learn skills in movement, vocal color, script interpretation and improvisation.
April 17

Think Spring Ride

April 17

Bring your family out for ABC's fun and beautiful "kick off ride".
April 17 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Super Science Saturday: Zany Zoology

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Zoology is the fascinating field that is dedicated to the study of animal life.
April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bud and Bloom Walk

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walk the garden focusing on soon to be or blooming bushes, shrubs and trees
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