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Don’t Believe Everything That You Read…

Wikipedia defines fake news as “a form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media (print and broadcast) or online social media.”  read more
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Coming Soon: 2020 Parent Choice Awards

Beginning in March, we’re asking readers to help us find the best of the best in Northeast Ohio when it comes to family fun. The Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Top vote-getters will be published in the June/July 2020 issue of Northeast Ohio Parent magazine.
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Creating a Magical Disney Experience

Jaimie Robinson and her family used Visit Mickey for their recent Disney trip. She shares how Tricia from Visit Mickey helped make it a “magical” time. read more
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Jump Rope is Hopping in Northeast Ohio

The Heartbeats — an elite jump rope team based in Medina — are reigning USA Jump Rope Grand National Team Show Champions for their large group routine choreographed to music, a title they will defend this summer in Cleveland, as the city will host the U.S. National Jump Rope Championships. 
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#CLEMAMA: Answers to Parents’ Common Food and Health Questions

I remember being little and secretly shoving all my vegetables into my napkin when my grandma wasn’t looking. My clever plan didn’t work too well; I got caught and had
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Going to the Dentist Isn’t What it Used to be, Thanks to the Solea Dental Laser

Because dental visits often are associated with the loud and unnerving sound of the drill, sharp needles and overall intimidating surroundings, pediatric patients can be fearful. However, the Solea dental laser is doing the impossible by making children of all ages excited about seeing their dentists.
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ASO Launches ‘Stand Beside Her’ Essay Contest

The Akron Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting submissions for its Stand Beside Her Essay Contest, which challenges students in grades 9-12 to write an original and creative essay about influential women composers.
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2020 Camp and Summer Programs Guide Available Now!

The winter edition of our 2020 Camp and Summer Programs Guide is your go-to resource for finding everything needed to prepare for your kids’ summer adventures. Find camp listings, planning tips, outdoor adventure hotspots and much more.
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Feb. 17: Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day

For most of her life, Annie Glenn, wife of former astronaut and senator John Glenn, was afflicted with a significant stutter. Once she received treatment and overcame her disorder, she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities and communication disorders.
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Simplay3 Founder Inducted Into Toy Industry Hall of Fame

The Simplay3 Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer of children’s toys as well as home products, will be exhibiting at the 2020 Toy Fair in New York City. Not only will Simplay3
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Events This Week

February 16, 2020 - February 23, 2020

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Feb 16 Sunday 12 events
Feb 17 Monday 10 events
Feb 18 Tuesday 3 events
Feb 19 Wednesday 7 events
Feb 20 Thursday 8 events
Feb 21 Friday 7 events
Feb 22 Saturday 12 events
February 16

‘Monster Jam Triple Threat Series’

February 16

The most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds around the globe.
February 16

Pink the Rink

February 16

Have a skate date on pink (yes, pink!) ice at the Rink at Wade Oval, which offers special hours Friday through Monday. A portion of the weekend's proceeds will be donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
February 16

Orchid Mania

February 16

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 18 and running through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
February 16

Medina Ice Festival

February 16

Head to the historic town square in Medina all weekend long to enjoy this annual event that features a speed carving contest, fire and ice tower, and individual and team competitions. View the displayed ice creations and visit the shops and restaurants that line the square.
February 16

Art Studio Sundays

February 16

 Artwork make and take with a different project each week.
February 17

Pink the Rink

February 17

Have a skate date on pink (yes, pink!) ice at the Rink at Wade Oval, which offers special hours Friday through Monday. A portion of the weekend's proceeds will be donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
February 17

Orchid Mania

February 17

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 18 and running through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
February 17

Medina Ice Festival

February 17

Head to the historic town square in Medina all weekend long to enjoy this annual event that features a speed carving contest, fire and ice tower, and individual and team competitions. View the displayed ice creations and visit the shops and restaurants that line the square.
February 17

Orchid Mania

February 17

Escape the winter weather and enjoy a tropical-inspired escape into a world of beauty and fabulous fragrances.
February 17

Family Snowshoe Hike

February 17

Learn the basics of how to use snowshoes before playing games and taking a guided snowshoe hike. 1:30-3 p.m.
February 18

Orchid Mania

February 18

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 18 and running through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
February 18

Orchid Mania

February 18

Escape the winter weather and enjoy a tropical-inspired escape into a world of beauty and fabulous fragrances.
February 18

‘Charlotte’s Web’

February 18

 The charming tale of Fern Arable and her “humble,” “terrific,” “Some Pig,” Wilbur.
February 19

Orchid Mania

February 19

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 18 and running through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
February 19

Orchid Mania

February 19

Escape the winter weather and enjoy a tropical-inspired escape into a world of beauty and fabulous fragrances.
February 19

Whatever Wednesdays

February 19

Each week, get creative in a variety of ways including arts, crafts and creative writing.
February 19

‘Charlotte’s Web’

February 19

 The charming tale of Fern Arable and her “humble,” “terrific,” “Some Pig,” Wilbur.
February 19

Mommy Mix & Mingle at the Akron Children’s Museum

February 19

 Drop your school-aged children off at school, bring your babies and preschoolers and enjoy some awesome playtime and meet other moms.
February 20

Orchid Mania

February 20

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 18 and running through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
February 20

Orchid Mania

February 20

Escape the winter weather and enjoy a tropical-inspired escape into a world of beauty and fabulous fragrances.
February 20

‘Charlotte’s Web’

February 20

 The charming tale of Fern Arable and her “humble,” “terrific,” “Some Pig,” Wilbur.
February 20

Life-Sized Candy Land

February 20

It's the classic game you love with a giant twist.
February 20

Fabulous Fours and Fives

February 20

Stories, music, finger plays and activities for 4- and 5-year-olds.
February 21

Orchid Mania

February 21

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 18 and running through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
February 21

Kids Film It Festival 2020

February 21

On Friday evening, head to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to walk the red carpet, take pictures, view finalist films, enter raffle drawings and more. The third annual event gives young filmmakers a platform for creative expression while raising funds for Parkinson’s research.
February 21

Sight Word Success

February 21

Program designed to build speed and fluency when reading.
February 21

Orchid Mania

February 21

Escape the winter weather and enjoy a tropical-inspired escape into a world of beauty and fabulous fragrances.
February 21

Sight Word Success

February 21

Program designed to build speed and fluency when reading.
February 22

Orchid Mania

February 22

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 18 and running through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
February 22

Orchid Mania

February 22

Escape the winter weather and enjoy a tropical-inspired escape into a world of beauty and fabulous fragrances.
February 22

Read and Feed

February 22

Join Miss Jenny around the fire for story-time before heading out to hand-feed the birds.
February 22

MoCa Saturday

February 22

 Explore the art and ideas of our time through special family-fun activities.
February 22

‘Charlotte’s Web’

February 22

 The charming tale of Fern Arable and her “humble,” “terrific,” “Some Pig,” Wilbur.
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