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Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season for 2017-18

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced details of its 2017-18 calendar — what will be the ensemble’s 100th year of concerts and the launch of its second century of performances. Returning once again is the family-friendly “Under 18s Free” program, which aims to make attending concerts an affordable experience for area families. ...
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Register Soon for Crocker Kids Event Series

Registration begins soon for the first installment of the Crocker Kids summer event series. Presented by Lake Ridge Academy and Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, Crocker Kids offers free, family fun one Tuesday per month from May through September at Crocker Park in Westlake. Each event carries a unique theme and includes theme-related activities, crafts, prizes and more. ...
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‘Build It!’ at the Great Lakes Science Center

"Build It!" runs through Sept. 4 at the Great Lakes Science Center. The special exhibit offers three hands-on phases, the first of which currently features castle-themed activities, including a virtual catapult and a giant castle with secret passageways. Visitors can design their own castles and courtyards. The exhibit also features educational displays about the real medieval era, Lego mosaics on display, and a stop-motion animation station so kids can create their own mini "Lego Movie." ...
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Local Options Abound for Triathlon Training and Events in Northeast Ohio

In the last three to four years, triathlons — swimming, biking and running — have gained in popularity, both nationally and locally.

The sport of triathlon has a long history in Cleveland. The first Cleveland Triathlon, originally known as the National City Triathlon, debuted in 1987 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016. In 1996, Cleveland hosted the Triathlon World Championships, and could potentially host the 2018-19 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals, according to Mickey Ryzmek, USAT certified race director and promoter of North Coast Multisports.

More people are being drawn to the sport, which is a three-sport athletic competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines: swimming, biking and running.

What draws a person to the sport of triathlon? That varies from person to person.

“I thought it was cool,” says Dawn Maniawski, 45, a mother of one from Chagrin Falls. “I always wanted to try one, but I didn’t think I could; I didn’t consider myself an athlete, although I ran and swam regularly.”

Like others, Maniawski found the open water swim (OWS) intimidating.

“Not knowing what was below me, or being able to swim to the side of the pool if I needed, intimidated me,” she said, adding some advice for newbies. “Don’t be intimidated. Take your training step-by-step and utilize local resources such as coaches, clubs and clinics.”

Expert Advice for Training and Beyond

Tim Edwards, USAT Level 2 coach, offers the following advice for those who are new to triathlons:

  • Start slow and easy. The best way to begin training for your first triathlon is to start slow and build in a logical manner to prevent injuries. Consider working with a coach, as the guidance and support allows you to develop good techniques and sound training principles.
  • Goal setting. Your first goal should be to have fun in a safe manner and finish your race.
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100 Years of Cleveland Metroparks

The Cleveland Metroparks celebrates its 100th birthday this year. This video offers a great glimpse into the making of the Cleveland Metroparks Centennial Book.

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Northeast Ohio Easter Activities

There are many opportunities for the whole family to hop into some seasonal fun in the region beginning this weekend. Check out our list of area Easter-themed events, including egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, crafts, and more. As always, there's plenty for children to do, and also some unique activities geared toward adults. ...
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Themes Revealed for Eton Explorers Summer Event Series

Exciting themes have been announced for Eton Explorers, the summer event series that takes place at Eton Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere. Brought to you by Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, each event features theme-related activities, crafts, giveaways, balloon creations by The Twister Girl Balloon Company, and more! ...
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St. Patrick’s Day Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School Locations

Join Goldfish Swim School — Cleveland East Side and Goldfish Swim School — Fairview Park for a fun St. Patrick's Day family open swim. The event takes place Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at both locations and costs a maximum of just $15 per family. ...
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