Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Events in Ohio

Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Events in Ohio

things to do in Cleveland, Ohio

Get in the thankful spirit all month long with the following Thanksgiving-themed events taking place throughout the greater Cleveland and Akron area.

NOVEMBER 1-15

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. Kids ages 12 and younger look for pictures hidden around the Children’s Room and receive a small prize from the treasure chest. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383, morleylibrary.org

NOVEMBER 3, 14 & 22

Kinderealm: Wild Turkeys. Children ages 3-6 and their adult companions learn about wild turkeys. Includes a hike and craft. 10:30-11:30 a.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron, 330-865-8065, summitmetroparks.org

NOVEMBER 11

Family Thanksgiving Dance. A dance performance extravaganza with proceeds benefiting The Fine Arts Association Sarah Weeden Richardson Minority Scholarship Fund. 7-9 p.m. Shore Culture Centre, 291 E. 222nd St., Euclid, fineartsassociation.org

Turkey Trot 5 Miler & Fun Run. Run through Twinsburg’s best and most challenging trails to capture a new personal best. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Twinsburg Fitness Center, 10084 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, 330-963-8722

Thanksgiving Blooms-to-Go. Help create small arrangements with fresh greens and flowers to be donated to residents of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. 10 a.m.-noon. Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., 216-721-1600, cbgarden.org

NOVEMBER 18

Turkey Tales. Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, crafts and more. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St., 330-948-1885, mcdl.info

Pie Baking 101: From Crust to Yum. Learn to create blue-ribbon-worthy, Grandma-would-be-proud homemade pies. 2-3:30 p.m. Lehman’s, 4779 Kidron Road, Dalton, lehmans.com

NOVEMBER 19

Thanksgiving Dinner with Abraham Lincoln. Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast as you dine with President Lincoln and costumed interpreters sharing stories and music of the season. 3:30-6 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org

Giving Thanks – A Celebration of Nature. A reading of the Jonathan London book Giving Thanks will be followed by a hike to discover some of the wonders of nature. 2-3:30 p.m. Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, 440-946-4400, holdenarb.org

NOVEMBER 20

Turkey Tales. Hike in search of wild turkeys, turkey vultures and turkey tail fungi. 3:30-5 p.m. O’Neil Woods Metro Park, 2550Martin Road, Bath, 330-865-8065, summitmetroparks.org

NOVEMBER 21

Thanksgiving Pie Sale. Spice up your Thanksgiving table with a variety of delectable, fresh-baked holiday pies. Place your order and pick up the week of Thanksgiving. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Royalton Woods, 14277 State Road, North Royalton, 440-582-4111, randallresidence.com

NOVEMBER 23

Thanksgiving at the Zoo. Walk off your Thanksgiving dinner with a trip to the Zoo. Special Meet the Keeper experiences throughout the park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, 216-635-3391, clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo

NOVEMBER 24-26

Turkey Tech. A bountiful helping of family friendly fun including holiday-themed interactive activities and demonstrations scheduled throughout the day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com

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