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Podcast Episode #16: Parent Panel — Children With Special Needs

On this episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner continues the conversation about special needs parenting with Dan Clapper and Megan Strok, who share some of their experiences, including who they think benefits from inclusion. Listen as they share challenges and offer advice and ways you can get involved.
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How To Help Picky Eaters Overcome Family Holiday Meals

Do you have a picky eater in your life? Are you dreading meal times this upcoming holiday season? For picky eaters, it's important to alleviate the pressure associated with eating, increase exposure to foods, and unlock all of the senses.
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Teaching Your Toddler How to Talk Effectively

Children learn how to talk by imitating others. They mimic what they hear, so it’s important for you to practice speaking with your child every day. Some words to focus on include nouns, verbs, adjectives and prepositions, which can be applied to daily activities.
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Christmas tree farms near Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio Christmas Tree Farms

The greater Cleveland/Akron area provides many options for fresh-off-the-farm Christmas trees, including some fun seasonal activities. Check our list of local tree farms to find your perfect pine, and plan to stay for some festive family fun.
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Yelp Cleveland’s 5 Bakeries Worth Your Holiday Parties

Put down your rolling pin and let the experts do the baking this holiday season. From Cleveland to Akron, these bakeries are whipping, stirring and kneading some of the most delicious, delightful and decadent desserts you can find.
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‘Candy Land has Gone Wild!’ Returns to Lake Metroparks

Candy Land has Gone Wild! returns this Saturday at the Penitentiary Glen Nature Center. Visitors become game pieces on the life-sized game board designed like the iconic board game. As they draw cards and move from space to space, they will journey through an enchanted display and discover nature’s gifts throughout the seasons.
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Parent’s Guide to Black Friday Shopping

If shopping is your sport, the “Super Bowl” is merely weeks away — Black Friday is Nov. 23. We offer parents a few tried and true tips to maximize the deals and minimize the headaches on this day.
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Camp Fair 2019 Entertainment, Sponsors Announced

Camp Fair East & West 2019, taking place in February, each will feature Jungle Terry and his animal friends, hands-on activities, and will give attendees the chance to win camp scholarships, meet with representatives from dozens of area summer camps, and more. Registration is now open for each event.
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10 Things to Do at Crocker Park this Holiday Season

This season, Crocker Park in Westlake has a host of holiday-themed attractions to delight the entire family — and it all starts this weekend with the lighting of the 50-foot tree. Make plans to spend the day on the property experiencing these magical attractions, as well as getting some holiday shopping done.
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We Have a Cleaning Lady and I Love It

Mark the date: 12 years together as a couple, nine years of marriage, and I finally introduced a new woman into my household. I held out as long as I ...
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Events This Week

November 18, 2018 - November 25, 2018

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Nov 18 Sunday 13 events
Nov 19 Monday 11 events
Nov 20 Tuesday 10 events
Nov 21 Wednesday 8 events
Nov 22 Thursday 6 events
Nov 23 Friday 22 events
Nov 24 Saturday 25 events
November 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Hiking Spree

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore and complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Medina Candlelight Walk

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shops and restaurants of the nine-block Medina historic district will be open later into the evening to welcome local and visiting guests from around the region.
November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Les Miserables

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.
November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Giving Thanks - A Celebration of Nature

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A reading of the Jonathan London book Giving Thanks will be followed by a hike to discover some of the wonders of nature.
November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Tree Festival

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season at this festival featuring more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights and countless other holiday creations.
November 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Hiking Spree

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore and complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
November 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow.
November 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Preschool Story Hour

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Miss Chris will have story hour for preschoolers ages 3-5.
November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Special Needs Open Jump

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Exclusively for children with special needs and their siblings. Skyzone Highland Hts.
November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Tree Festival

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season at this festival featuring more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights and countless other holiday creations.
November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Hiking Spree

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore and complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
November 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ages 18 months to 3 years, with caregiver.
November 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Toddler Story Time

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

A story time for beginning walkers to 3-year-olds and their caregivers with stories, music, movement and rhymes.
November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Tree Festival

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season at this festival featuring more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights and countless other holiday creations.
November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Baby Play & Learn

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Come and have fun with your baby and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and play.
November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Hiking Spree

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore and complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
November 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow.
November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Tree Festival

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season at this festival featuring more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights and countless other holiday creations.
November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trekking Through Autumn

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore your Medina County parks through this self-guided hiking program.
November 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Playgroup

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

For you and your child to meet other parents and caregivers and give your child a chance to make new friends.
November 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving at the Zoo

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk off your Thanksgiving dinner with a trip to the Zoo.
November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Hiking Spree

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore and complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
November 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Toddler Storytime

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Ages 18 months to 3 years, with caregiver.
November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Tree Festival

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season at this festival featuring more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights and countless other holiday creations.
November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trekking Through Autumn

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore your Medina County parks through this self-guided hiking program.
November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deck the Hall

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come see the estate illuminated inside and out with over one million lights with the  Manor House interiors decorated to reflect the theme of Winter Wonderland.
November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Country Lights

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live lighted trees deck the halls that lead to Santa’s Workshop and the Little Elf Corner.
November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wild Lights

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come enjoy the wildest lighting display this holiday season.
November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Annie

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A precocious, red-headed orphan dreams about “Tomorrow,” and yearns for her family.
November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Hiking Spree

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore and complete at least eight designated hikes to earn hiking staff (first year hikers) and shield.
November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ballet Theatre of Ohio presents “The Nutcracker.”

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This classic has become a treasured holiday tradition for families of all ages.ron civ
November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deck the Hall

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come see the estate illuminated inside and out with over one million lights with the  Manor House interiors decorated to reflect the theme of Winter Wonderland.
November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Country Lights

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live lighted trees deck the halls that lead to Santa’s Workshop and the Little Elf Corner.
November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wild Lights

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come enjoy the wildest lighting display this holiday season.
November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Hiking Spree

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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