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Great Lakes Science Center Reopens with Body Worlds Rx Premiere

GLSC is reopening June 19 with the premiere of the special exhibition, Body Worlds Rx. The anatomical exhibition reveals the marvels of the human body and the dramatic effects of disease. The specimens on display show comparisons of healthy organs and diseased organs, to reveal the physical impact of disease on the body’s systems.
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50 Ways to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to spend family time together while honoring dad. Whether your usual activities are canceled or you’re just looking for new ideas, check out these 50 ways to celebrate dad. Most can be enjoyed in your home or backyard; others can be done while following social distancing guidelines.
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Juneteenth Events in Northeast Ohio

Juneteenth, which takes place annually on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, is garnering more attention this year in light of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. There are several Juneteenth events taking place Friday and into the weekend in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.
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Backyard Games Keep the Whole Family Healthy and Connected

While backyard games were once a summer mainstay for neighborhood kids and their families, cell phones, smart devices and hectic schedules provide some stiff competition for attention these days. Whether it’s a casual game of tag or something more strategic or team-oriented, look no further than the backyard for opportunities to get active, bond with your children and create lifelong memories.
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LLA Therapy Offers Free Screenings This Summer

LLA Therapy, with locations in Hudson, Fairlawn and Medina, is offering free speech and language, fine motor, and gross motor screenings through July 31. read more
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Checking Bluebird Nest Boxes With Lake Metroparks

How do you monitor a bluebird nest? Lake Metroparks Naturalist Kirsten explains as she checks birdhouses for spring babies in this video, used as part of the Northeast Ohio Parent
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Akron Children’s Hospital Shares Summer Safety Tips for Families

Northeast Ohio Parent sat down with Akron Children's Hospital to talk about summer safety issues for kids and families, including the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this video interview to help prepare your kids for a fun — and safe — summer.
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

Summer is a time for kids and their families to enjoy a variety of water activities, which can increase the possibility of contracting swimmer's ear — an infection of the outer canal that occurs when water gets trapped, allowing for bacteria and fungus to grow. Learn precautions you can take to help prevent this issue for your kids.
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New Thrive Early Learning Center is for Children With Specialized Learning Needs

The new learning center that provides comprehensive care to children with specialized learning needs opened its doors on June 1 in Warrensville Heights. Thrive offers instruction and therapy for children ages 18 months to 6 years across the entire autism spectrum, including applied behavior analysis, speech/language and occupational therapy. 
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Movie review: ‘Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B and B Robbery’

In “Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B and B Robbery,” two teen girls (Gabriella Pastore and Ja’ness Tate) drum up neighborhood drama when they begin investigating a
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June 28, 2020 - July 5, 2020

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A Most Excellent Race

June 28 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1-Mile Walk to benefit recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities at the Achievement Centers Camp Cheerful.
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