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Kids Eat Free (or Cheap) at Northeast Ohio Restaurants

Looking for a place to take your family out to dinner without breaking the budget? You’re in luck: many restaurants in the greater Cleveland/Akron area offer free (or cheap) kids meals. Whether it’s alfresco during summer months or indoor dining, there are options several days of the week to enjoy a meal out with your family while saving money.
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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Opens Jimmy’s Treehouse

Visitors will see firsthand how this recently constructed feature allows everyone to more deeply immerse themselves in nature and the outdoors. Open during regular Nature Center hours, the treehouse is ADA-accessible and overlooks the scenic Stearns Woodland Trail.
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Learn About the Job of a Greater Cleveland Aquarium Diver

Have you ever wondered what divers do every day at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium? From cleaning the tanks to checking the animals' health, it's a busy job!
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Summer Weekends: Northeast Ohio Family Events July 23-26

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five family-friendly events for all ages: try a family hike outdoors to see nature's littlest creatures, visit and learn about electric trains, other kids activities and more!
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Northeast Ohio Farmers Markets

From summer through early fall, farmers markets in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area are in full swing. This is the best time to stock your fridge and pantry with fresh, seasonal produce, meats, baked goods and more from local growers and producers. Find a market near you with this comprehensive guide.
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Podcast Episode #68: Second Chance Seven, An Adoption Story

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host, Miriam Conner is joined by Pam Willis who shares her story “Second Chance Seven”. Willis talks about her family's journey of being adoptive parents to seven siblings whose mother and father died in a car crash.
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Summer Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers: 5 Activities July 28-30 in Cleveland/Akron

Looking for something to do with your toddler or preschooler? Explore the garden and butterflies, self-guided storybook, outdoor storytime, carousel rides and an family-friendly game of "I Spy".
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Watch as Akron Zoo’s Red Pandas Celebrate Their Second Birthday

Watch how Akron Zoo recently helped its red panda sisters celebrate their birthday on this special edition of "Panda Palace."
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Cleveland Metroparks Opens The Lindsey Family Play Space at Edgewater Park

Cleveland Metroparks opened The Lindsey Family Play Space at Edgewater Park. The nearly one-acre Play Space has a wide range of nature play opportunities. The Play Space features distinct play zones designed to serve children of all ages and abilities.
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What to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Fueling your body the right way after a workout will make sure you maximize all of that hard work to get the best possible results. This means being intentional about your nutrition. If you have a regular exercise routine or planning to start one, Laura Thomas, of Thomas Fitness Consulting shares three tips on when and what to eat before and after your workout.
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Events This Week

July 25, 2021 - August 1, 2021

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July 25

Valley City Frog Jump Festival

July 25

Family fun day with music, food, activities, Frog Jump and more.
July 26

Stroller Strides at Crocker Park

July 26

Parents with kids in tow can register for this functional, total-body, conditioning 60-minute workout. This class promotes self care in a supportive and encouraging environment, all while entertaining the little ones with songs, activities and fun.
July 27

Bridge into 1st Grade

July 27

Family Connections and library staff will present fun and informative activities that will help families prepare for the transition to first grade.
July 27

Walk and Talk for Parents and Small Children

July 27

Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program which is a great opportunity to meet other parents with small children and get in some exercise. 6:30 p.m.
July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fun at First & Main — Feel the Beat on July 27

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This free event on Tuesday, June 27, presented by Akron Children's Hospital and Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine, is ideal for kids, parents and caregivers. Invite your friends to swing to the tunes. Join for the live music and games, enter to win prizes, enjoy snacks and much, much more.
July 28

Summer Teen Writers Workshop Live

July 28

Join fellow Teen writers every other Wednesday this summer as you’ll create an anthology of short stories.  You pick the genre, characters, time period...everything. 4-5 p.m. 
July 28

In-Person Lunch Bunch

July 28

Kindergarten, here we come!
July 28

Kinds-N-Tunes

July 28

Enjoy a creative class filled with singing, listening, instrument playing, and moving alongside your child.
July 28

Morley on the Go! Storytime at the Park

July 28

Enjoy the Painesville city parks while the Morley Library children's services team takes storytime on the road.
July 28

Preschool & Parent Storytime on the Lawn

July 28

This story time is geared to children ages 3 to 5 with a parent in attendance.
July 29

Movers and Shakers Outdoor Storytime

July 29

Preschoolers and their caregivers will enjoy singing, playing, talking, listening, and moving together in this story time for ages 2-5.   11:30 a.m.-noon.
July 29

1-2-3: Count with Me

July 29

Your toddler will love this introduction to numeracy and have fun using rhymes, songs, books and active play during this Zoom event. 10 a.m.
July 30

Archery Youth Day SR

July 30

Join a USA Archery certified instructor to learn the basics of the sport, enjoy friendly competition playing archery games, and learn how to properly care for archery equipment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
July 31

Catfish with the Cops

July 31

The purpose of Catfish with Cops is to promote good community policing by allowing police officers and community locals to gather together and enjoy the sport of fishing.
July 31

Bring the Farm to You

July 31

Families with children in middle school and below are invited to join this special visit to a real farm.
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