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2021 Cover Kids Contest Winners

The winners are in for the 2021 Northeast Ohio Parent magazine Cover Kids contest. We chose six winners across the categories. Each winner will receive a cover photo shoot for a future issue of Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. We also named 12 finalists.
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How to Tackle Picky Eating

If your child is frequently leaving food on their plate, or refusing to take a bite of the meal you whipped up hoping they would chow down, it’s likely you’ve entered the ‘picky eater’ phase. A Cleveland Clinic pediatrician shares advice for getting your child to widen their choices when it comes to meal time.
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December Holiday Events in Northeast Ohio

No matter what holidays your family celebrates, there's tons of festive fun taking place in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Check out which family-friendly holiday events are taking place throughout winter break.
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Read the December 2021 Issue of Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine

The December 2021 of Northeast Ohio Parent has arrived! Check it out on newsstands or view the digital edition. Discover local attractions and museums around town, explore all the holiday event happenings, help your child tackle picky eating, Cover Kids Contest winners announced and more!
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After a Diagnosis: 8 Steps to Early Intervention and Support

So you have a diagnosis for your child. Now what? Maybe your world has turned upside down, or you are finally getting the answers you have been seeking. If you are still pursuing a diagnosis, or you are concerned your child may have a delay or disability, you are not alone – support is available. Here are eight steps to early intervention and support.
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History Debuts Its Newest Exhibit

"100 Years of Discovery: A Museum’s Past, Present & Future" is a special interactive exhibit that celebrates the museum’s centennial by bringing to life key moments in its history, featuring rare specimens from its collection, and sharing its vision for the museum’s future.
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Podcast Episode #74: Author Discusses “How To Talk When Kids Won’t Listen”

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host, Miriam Conner is joined by parenting and education expert Joanna Faber. Faber shares her personal experience as well as many readers’ stories and practical communication strategies.
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Westlake Student Earns Scholarship for Growing 8-Pound Cabbage

Cameron Parks of Westlake Elementary School has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants as well as “Best in State” bragging rights for growing a nearly eight-pound cabbage.
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Baby Gorilla Update With Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Watch this video for an update on the male baby gorilla born at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Oct. 26.
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Cleveland Metroparks Winter RiverFest Returns

Winter RiverFest again transforms Rivergate Park and Merwin's Wharf for the holiday season beginning on Friday. New this year, guests will enjoy a refrigerated ice skating rink and appearances by Santa.
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Events This Week

December 5, 2021 - December 12, 2021

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Dec 5 Sunday 22 events
Dec 6 Monday 8 events
Dec 7 Tuesday 16 events
Dec 8 Wednesday 15 events
Dec 9 Thursday 17 events
Dec 10 Friday 19 events
Dec 11 Saturday 29 events
December 5

Wild Winter Lights

December 5

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC.
December 5 - December 7

Winter Riverfest

December 5 - December 7

Winter RiverFest presented by Troy-Bilt will transform Rivergate Park and Merwin's Wharf for the holiday season beginning November 26.
December 5

Wild Hikes Challenge

December 5

Walk, hike, skip, jog, run or stroll on eight designated trails before Dec.
December 5

2021 Battle of Lake Erie Axe Throwing Tournament

December 5

This is an axe throwing tournament in Sandusky, Ohio.
December 5 - December 6

Ballet Theatre of Ohio Presents "The Nutcracker"

December 5 - December 6

This classic has become a treasured holiday tradition for families of all ages.
December 5 - December 7

Winter Riverfest

December 5 - December 7

Winter RiverFest presented by Troy-Bilt will transform Rivergate Park and Merwin's Wharf for the holiday season beginning November 26.
December 6

Wild Winter Lights

December 6

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC.
December 5 - December 6

Ballet Theatre of Ohio Presents "The Nutcracker"

December 5 - December 6

This classic has become a treasured holiday tradition for families of all ages.
December 6

Wild Hikes Challenge

December 6

Walk, hike, skip, jog, run or stroll on eight designated trails before Dec.
December 6

Discovery Storytime

December 6

Stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft and playtime with a variety of fun and educational toys.
December 5 - December 7

Winter Riverfest

December 5 - December 7

Winter RiverFest presented by Troy-Bilt will transform Rivergate Park and Merwin's Wharf for the holiday season beginning November 26.
December 7

Wild Winter Lights

December 7

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC.
December 7

Wild Hikes Challenge

December 7

Walk, hike, skip, jog, run or stroll on eight designated trails before Dec.
December 7

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

December 7

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors vibrantly comes to life in this delightful musical parable.
December 7

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad- North Pole Adventure

December 7

Families can climb aboard and join this journey of a lifetime to a North Pole Adventure.
December 8

Wild Winter Lights

December 8

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC.
December 8

Wild Hikes Challenge

December 8

Walk, hike, skip, jog, run or stroll on eight designated trails before Dec.
December 8

Teen Crowd

December 8

Video games, arts & crafts, and exploratory activities to entertain, engage, educate, and just have fun.
December 8

Magic: The Gathering

December 8

Play Magic: The Gathering with friends on Wednesdays after school.
December 8

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

December 8

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors vibrantly comes to life in this delightful musical parable.
December 9

Wild Winter Lights

December 9

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC.
December 9

Wild Hikes Challenge

December 9

Walk, hike, skip, jog, run or stroll on eight designated trails before Dec.
December 9

Christmas Cruise Thru

December 9

 Cruise on through Sippo Lake Park North's drive for some lights and holiday music for a great cause.
December 9

Candlelight Tours

December 9

Tour the Hay-McKinney Mansion by candlelight, then enjoy festive refreshments to ring in the holiday season before exploring our museum galleries.
December 9

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

December 9

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors vibrantly comes to life in this delightful musical parable.
December 10

Wild Winter Lights

December 10

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC.
December 10

Wild Hikes Challenge

December 10

Walk, hike, skip, jog, run or stroll on eight designated trails before Dec.
December 10

Nature’s A-Glow

December 10

The gleaming glow of Christmas lights takes this beautiful botanical garden and turns it into the winter wonderland of your dreams.
December 10

Miller Woods Holiday Express

December 10

Grab your ticket for a memorable ride on the Little Green Choo through the woods to Santa’s village.
December 10

Christmas on the Farm

December 10

Indoor ice skating, light display, craft with elves, cookies with Mrs.
December 11

Wild Winter Lights

December 11

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC.
December 11

Nature’s A-Glow

December 11

The gleaming glow of Christmas lights takes this beautiful botanical garden and turns it into the winter wonderland of your dreams.
December 11

Christmas on the Farm

December 11

Indoor ice skating, light display, craft with elves, cookies with Mrs.
December 11

Breakfast with Santa

December 11

 Includes breakfast, entrance to the Akron Children’s Museum, ice skating, skate rental, photo with Santa and more.
December 11

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

December 11

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors vibrantly comes to life in this delightful musical parable.
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