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‘Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out’ Making a Difference for 10 Years

The Maltz Museum’s Stop the Hate contest is now in its 10th year and is as timely as ever. “Stop the Hate is more than a scholarship or grant ...
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Have Kids, will Still Travel

When I had three babies in less than three years (yep, twins), people had the impression my life, as I knew it, would be over.  I would swap my professional ...
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Homemade Baby Food Basics

Making your own baby food is a lot easier than you think. Parents often feel stumped about where to begin. You can give your baby what you are eating for a meal, as long as it's the right consistency. Learn a basic recipe you can make at home and modify with any number of foods.
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

7 Ways to Help the Child Who Stutters

Stuttering can become a lifelong part of talking for some people. However, it does not have to interfere with your child’s ability to make friends, participate in the classroom, make good grades, form lasting relationships or achieve career goals. Here are seven ways that parents and family members can help a child who stutters in the comfort of their own home.
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Why you mix up your kids' names

There’s a Scientific Reason You Mix Up Your Kids’ Names

We’ve all done it: in a moment of multitasking, like putting away groceries, wrangling a toddler, and trying to plan dinner — or just a brainless moment when you’re not ...
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Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorites in the 2018 Parent Choice Awards!

There are only a few days left to vote for your favorites and be entered to win an amazing prize package as part of the 2018 Parent Choice Awards. Cast your ballot on everything family-friendly in the region and help us find the best of the best in Northeast Ohio when it comes to family fun!
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advice about bullying for parents

6 Ways to Curb Bullying

Bullying is a common parental fear. We send our dearly loved children out into the world hoping nothing and no one will harm their tender hearts, but hurt feelings are inevitable. What is a parent to do when the fear of bullying becomes an all-too-painful reality?
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First Crocker Kids Event of the Summer is on Tuesday!

Returning for its fourth year, the Crocker Kids Summer Event Series kicks off tomorrow with Crafty Kids from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crocker Park in Westlake. This free, family-friendly event promises to deliver the fun with crafts, activities, custom balloon creations, face painting, prizes, giveaways, live entertainment and more.
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Akron Children’s Hospital’s Doggie Brigade Brings Comfort, Confidence to Patients

After a 30-year career with UPS, Chris Witschey knew she wanted to do some sort of volunteer work that involved children or dogs. Thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital’s Doggie Brigade ...
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DIY Mother’s Day Flower Pot Gift

This shabby chic burlap planter idea is a wonderful (and frugal) addition to any front porch or patio. It is simple, extremely inexpensive and absolutely adorable! Using burlap, twine and ...
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Events This Week

May 27, 2018 - June 3, 2018

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May 27 Sunday 17 events
May 28 Monday 10 events
May 29 Tuesday 12 events
May 30 Wednesday 11 events
May 31 Thursday 17 events
Jun 1 Friday 6 events
Jun 2 Saturday 12 events
May 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Day Out With Thomas

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Take a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine.
May 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fairy Days at Heritage Farms

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for our 7th annual Fairy Days Festival!
May 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Superheroes of Nature

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and see your favorite superheroes from the Marvel Comic Universe, the DC Comic Universe and more.
May 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

20th Annual Berea’s National Rib Cook-off

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Come to Berea to enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend annual symbolic summer kick-off. Area and national rib teams will compete in a variety of areas, including best ribs, best sauce and more. The event also features live music, entertainment, and kids' activities. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger.
May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TapeScape-Sticky Science

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Using the humble product known as packing tape, the Great Lakes Science Center and designer/artist Eric Lennartson built a two-level, 1,300-square-foot, all-ages playground entirely out of packing tape wrapped around a metal frame — a TapeScape.
May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Superheroes of Nature

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and see your favorite superheroes from the Marvel Comic Universe, the DC Comic Universe and more.
May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TapeScape-Sticky Science

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using the humble product known as packing tape, the Great Lakes Science Center and designer/artist Eric Lennartson built a two-level, 1,300-square-foot, all-ages playground entirely out of packing tape wrapped around a metal frame — a TapeScape.
May 28 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

20th Annual Berea’s National Rib Cook-off

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Come to Berea to enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend annual symbolic summer kick-off. Area and national rib teams will compete in a variety of areas, including best ribs, best sauce and more. The event also features live music, entertainment, and kids' activities. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger.
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Fifteen decades of fashionable Clevelanders will be represented when the Western Reserve Historical Society brings its Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes presentation to the Solon Library.
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Caterpillar Nursery Open

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Come observe caterpillars as they eat, grow, and transform into butterflies and moths, with fun caterpillar-themed activities for children.
May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TapeScape-Sticky Science

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using the humble product known as packing tape, the Great Lakes Science Center and designer/artist Eric Lennartson built a two-level, 1,300-square-foot, all-ages playground entirely out of packing tape wrapped around a metal frame — a TapeScape.
May 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops

May 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Let your voice be heard.
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Fifteen decades of fashionable Clevelanders will be represented when the Western Reserve Historical Society brings its Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes presentation to the Solon Library.
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Caterpillar Nursery Open

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Come observe caterpillars as they eat, grow, and transform into butterflies and moths, with fun caterpillar-themed activities for children.
May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Baby Bonanza

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bring your babies (not yet walking) and blankets in for books, bopping and bouncing at this year-round lap-sit program.
May 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TapeScape-Sticky Science

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using the humble product known as packing tape, the Great Lakes Science Center and designer/artist Eric Lennartson built a two-level, 1,300-square-foot, all-ages playground entirely out of packing tape wrapped around a metal frame — a TapeScape.
May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop-In Tour: An American Story

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hear the moving stories of Jewish immigrants in this informative and inspiring look at what it takes to survive and thrive in a new country guided by a knowledgeable volunteer docent.
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Fifteen decades of fashionable Clevelanders will be represented when the Western Reserve Historical Society brings its Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes presentation to the Solon Library.
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Caterpillar Nursery Open

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Come observe caterpillars as they eat, grow, and transform into butterflies and moths, with fun caterpillar-themed activities for children.
May 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Traveling the Silk World

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit tying worlds together, as they combine interactive science experiences with the amazing natural history and cultural anthropology of the renowned American Museum of Natural History.
May 31

Spring Native Wildflower Challenge

May 31

Enjoy this challenge as a means to get you outside and enjoy the unfolding of nature in Medina County Parks as you search for common native spring wildflowers.
May 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TapeScape-Sticky Science

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using the humble product known as packing tape, the Great Lakes Science Center and designer/artist Eric Lennartson built a two-level, 1,300-square-foot, all-ages playground entirely out of packing tape wrapped around a metal frame — a TapeScape.
May 31 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops

May 31 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Let your voice be heard.
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Fifteen decades of fashionable Clevelanders will be represented when the Western Reserve Historical Society brings its Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes presentation to the Solon Library.
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Caterpillar Nursery Open

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Come observe caterpillars as they eat, grow, and transform into butterflies and moths, with fun caterpillar-themed activities for children.
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Fifteen decades of fashionable Clevelanders will be represented when the Western Reserve Historical Society brings its Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes presentation to the Solon Library.
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Caterpillar Nursery Open

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Come observe caterpillars as they eat, grow, and transform into butterflies and moths, with fun caterpillar-themed activities for children.
June 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Noble Story Stop

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Hear stories, sing songs, and do a little dancing, too.
June 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

See the groundbreaking, monumental works of internationally renowned artist Jun Kaneko.
June 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ed Emberly: Better You Than Me

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using simple shapes and lines, beloved illustrator and picture book artist Ed Emberley has created enchanting worlds for generations of young people, while also giving them the tools to create worlds of their own
June 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kids Day of Safety & Play

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

A day of family fun in the Historic District.
June 2

Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

June 2

Not dinosaurs, birds or bats, pterosaurs were flying reptiles that lived in the world of dinosaurs 220 to 66 million years ago.
June 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Early Childhood Programs

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate tinkering activities with your child, ages 7 and younger.
June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Main Street Kent Art & Wine Festival

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

10th annual event featuring Ohio wines, local artists, great food and live entertainment.
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Fifteen decades of fashionable Clevelanders will be represented when the Western Reserve Historical Society brings its Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes presentation to the Solon Library.
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