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Sessions + Speakers Announced for Virtual Education & STEM Expo

We are happy to announce the session topics and presenters for the 2020 Virtual Education & STEM Expo, which takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. Attendees of the free event will have access to all of the amazing content until Saturday, Oct. 31!
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At-Home Fall Fest Ideas for Your Family

If campfires aren’t your thing and you won’t be venturing out to your favorite fall festivals this year, there are still lots of ways to have fun at home. Here are some DIY ideas for giving an autumn twist to carnival games, crafts and other activities.
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Camp Finder: Overnight Camp Submission Form

Camp Finder: Overnight Camp Submission Form

ATTENTION CAMPS and SUMMER PROGRAMS! Please use this form to enter your Camp info for the upcoming season for OVERNIGHT CAMPS. read more
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Camp Finder: Day Camp Submission Form

Camp Finder: Day Camp Submission Form

ATTENTION CAMPS and SUMMER PROGRAMS! Please use this form to enter your Camp info for the upcoming season for DAY CAMPS. read more
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Northeast Ohio Parent Reading Room for 2020: Book Picks for Kids

Looking for some great reads for your kids? Check out our ongoing list of books recommended by local libraries, Northeast Ohio Parent editors and area parents. Be sure to check out the not-so-spooky seasonal reads added this month!
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Education & STEM Expo West is This Sunday!

Join us Oct. 11 for the Education & STEM Expo West Drive-through Edition at Union Square in Crocker Park. Come to the free event to pick up your goodie bag, take a karate class with ATA Horizon Karate for Kids, and join in the bubble show with Dr. U.R. Awesome.
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Northeast Ohio Parent Wins ‘Best Monthly’ in Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest

Northeast Ohio Parent magazine won first place in the "Best Monthly" category in the 2020 Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest. This "Best of Show" honor was in the small circulation print category (fewer than 60,000) and was awarded based on the submission of Northeast Ohio Parent's September 2019 and October 2019 issues.
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How Hearing Loss Affects Speech-Language Development

The first few years of life are a critical time for speech and language development. Children must be able to hear speech clearly in order to learn language. The earlier hearing loss is identified and treated, the more likely the child will develop speech and language skills on par with children who aren’t experiencing hearing issues.
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View the October 2020 Edition of Northeast Ohio Parent

This month, we cover area Halloween and autumn events, ways to enjoy a backyard bonfire, 85 fun things to do with your little ones, and how to stay healthy during this year's flu season. We also share Part Two of our series on four local families adjusting to this year's unique back-to-school challenges.
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Fire Up Fall Fun in Your Own Backyard

With its crisp air and early sunsets, fall is the perfect time to build a backyard bonfire or enjoy one another’s company playing games or doing crafts. To get your family started, we share bonfire basics, campfire desserts, safety tips and more.
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Events This Week

October 18, 2020 - October 25, 2020

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Oct 18 Sunday 6 events
Oct 19 Monday 4 events
Oct 20 Tuesday 5 events
Oct 21 Wednesday 3 events
Oct 22 Thursday 5 events
Oct 23 Friday 6 events
Oct 24 Saturday 10 events
October 18

October 18

Explore Ohio's National Park by Train Sit back and relax on this scenic train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On board, you will see bald eagle nests, the rushing Cuyahoga River and historical landmarks.
October 18

Pumpkin Days

October 18

Head out to pick the perfect pumpkin.
October 18

Fun Fest

October 18

 Play in the hay stacks and corn crib, climb the tree house in the woods, slide down the 50-foot double slide, wander through the corn maze, and take a wonderful nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County.
October 18

Nathanial’s Hope Buddy Break

October 18

A free parents' day out/respite program where kids with all types of special needs have fun with games, music, crafts and more.
October 18

Howl-O-Ween at the Zoo

October 18

Dress up in costumes and explore the Akron Zoo decorated for a nonscary celebration.
October 19

Pumpkin Days

October 19

Head out to pick the perfect pumpkin.
October 19

Fun Fest

October 19

 Play in the hay stacks and corn crib, climb the tree house in the woods, slide down the 50-foot double slide, wander through the corn maze, and take a wonderful nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County.
October 19

Mental Health Mondays

October 19

 We want to make sure you’re feeling OK (and it’s OK not to feel OK right now).
October 19

Grab & Go: Surprise Craft for Kids

October 19

While supplies last.
October 20

Pumpkin Days

October 20

Head out to pick the perfect pumpkin.
October 20

Fun Fest

October 20

 Play in the hay stacks and corn crib, climb the tree house in the woods, slide down the 50-foot double slide, wander through the corn maze, and take a wonderful nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County.
October 20

Virtual Spanish for Kids

October 20

 Beginner course for children ages 3-8 and their caregivers for six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on 10/6.
October 20

Sam's Science Spotlight Family Program

October 20

Join Miss Sam as she demonstrates a fun science experiment that you can do at home.
October 20

Grab and Go: Halloween Craft for Kids

October 20

Pick up a grab-and-go Halloween craft kit.
October 21

Pumpkin Days

October 21

Head out to pick the perfect pumpkin.
October 21

Fun Fest

October 21

 Play in the hay stacks and corn crib, climb the tree house in the woods, slide down the 50-foot double slide, wander through the corn maze, and take a wonderful nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County.
October 21

Tween/Teen Paranormal Fest: Virtual

October 21

Speakers will be telling stories about local Willoughby and Ohio ghosts, showing you areas in Ohio that have paranormal activity, discussing what paranormal activity is, explaining the job of being a ghost hunter and more.
October 22

Lakewood Chocolate Walk

October 22

It’s a dozen years of chocolate decadence!  A delectably memorable evening awaits when the 12th Annual Lakewood Chocolate Walk takes place on Thursday, October 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.
October 22
October 22

Pumpkin Days

October 22

Head out to pick the perfect pumpkin.
October 22

Fun Fest

October 22

 Play in the hay stacks and corn crib, climb the tree house in the woods, slide down the 50-foot double slide, wander through the corn maze, and take a wonderful nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County.
October 22

Pumpkins & Piranhas

October 22

Come in costume to the aquarium, see the team and divers in costume, take home a treat bag and more.
October 23

October 23

Explore Ohio's National Park by Train Sit back and relax on this scenic train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On board, you will see bald eagle nests, the rushing Cuyahoga River and historical landmarks.
October 23

Pumpkin Days

October 23

Head out to pick the perfect pumpkin.
October 23

Fun Fest

October 23

 Play in the hay stacks and corn crib, climb the tree house in the woods, slide down the 50-foot double slide, wander through the corn maze, and take a wonderful nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County.
October 23

Friday Fun Day: Virtual

October 23

Join the after-school Zoom hangout where you will chat, play music, play Kahoot trivia and create crafts.
October 23

Pumpkins & Piranhas

October 23

Come in costume to the aquarium, see the team and divers in costume, take home a treat bag and more.
October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Virtual Halloween Party

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join us for some exciting STEAM adventures!  We will build a Haunted House ride and make Spidery Slime.  A great way to socialize and celebrate from the safety of home.  Supplies will be provided. Visit challenge-island.com/summit-medina in the Summit and Medina County area or challenge-island.com/clevelandeast for the Cleveland area
October 24

Pumpkin Days

October 24

Head out to pick the perfect pumpkin.
October 24

Fun Fest

October 24

 Play in the hay stacks and corn crib, climb the tree house in the woods, slide down the 50-foot double slide, wander through the corn maze, and take a wonderful nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County.
October 24

Kids Fall Cooking Camp at StoneWater

October 24

Five-week Cooking Camp Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 9:30am-11: 30am for children ages 6-12.  The cost for the five-week session is $250 per child and will be led by Betty Buns & StoneWater staff.
October 24

Kids Fall Cooking Camp

October 24

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts, build language skills, explore chemistry, lay the foundation for healthy eating habits and build their self-confidence. Each week, kids will prepare different recipes, giving each child a variety of foods to experience.
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