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2019 Summer Camp Guide Available Now!

The winter edition of our 2019 Summer Camp Guide features helpful articles to get everyone in the family ready for camp, from creating a savings plan to following a month-by-month prep timeline. Plus, find more than 50 camp listings to aid in your search for summer adventure!
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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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What do Our Conversation Hearts Say About Us?

Food and Wine sounded the alarm with “Why Conversation Hearts Might Not Be as Ubiquitous This Valentine’s Day,” while Eater warned readers “You’ll Have to Settle for Old, Stale Necco ...
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Keeping Your Couple Life Healthy with Kids

One of the many challenges I find is how to prioritize the people and responsibilities in my life appropriately — especially when it comes to my husband and my kids. ...
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How This Mama Chooses Her Extra-Curricular Activities

“Where do you find the time?” is a question I am often asked, accompanied with a rather quizzical, but impressed expression on the asker’s face. read more...
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summer camps in ohio

6 Reasons to Love Summer Camp

Summer may seem far away, but it’s never too early to start planning, especially when it comes to figuring out just what your bored kids are going to do all ...
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Chardon High School in Ohio

Student’s Wish Transforms Chardon High School Choir Room

Katy Lessick, a Chardon High School senior, has a passion — and talent — for music. The singer, future composer and music director wanted to give back to her school ...
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Things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

February Fun at The Rink at Wade Oval

The season at The Rink at Wade Oval may be winding down, but the fun is still going strong. This weekend, attend Pink the Rink, when the ice is colored a bright shade of pink and decorated for Valentine’s Day. Next week, check out Bubble Soccer, a Valentine’s Day skate, and more.
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Camp of the Week: Lawrence School Summer Programs

Looking for a head start on the new school year? Worried about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee? Lawrence School's Lions Leap summer program is designed for children entering grades 1-6, while its Jump Start program is geared toward those entering grades 6-8 who may have struggled in school during the previous year.
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Taking Your Kids on a Date

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to think about not just taking your significant other on a date, but taking your kids on a date, too. When planning ...
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Events This Week

February 24, 2019 - March 3, 2019

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Feb 24 Sunday 13 events
Feb 25 Monday 8 events
Feb 26 Tuesday 11 events
Feb 27 Wednesday 8 events
Feb 28 Thursday 12 events
Mar 1 Friday 12 events
Mar 2 Saturday 13 events
February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Honk!

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dreamgirls

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.
February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dreamgirls

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.
February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gan Gesher: A Bridge to Preschool

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join members of the talented Schechter faculty for a special hour of love, song, movement and exploration.
February 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Rock-A-Bye Tales

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Lapsit storytime for babies 6 to 24 months and a caregiver.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Glitter and Shine

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Students in Grades K-2 enjoy winter art projects with ice and snow should sparkle.
February 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

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

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Rock-A-Bye Tales

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Lapsit storytime for babies 6 to 24 months and a caregiver.
February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dreamgirls

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.
February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dreamgirls

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.
March 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laser Lights

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On select evenings between Feb. 15 and March 2, Akron Zoo will be aglow with dazzling, dancing laser lights. A portion of the zoo will feature animated laser lights, and the Komodo Kingdom Education Center will include glowing decorations and mirrors as it transforms into the "Glow Zone."
March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Honk!

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
March 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
March 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pluto and the Ice Balls

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto in July of 2015.
March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Seussapalooza

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Annual Dr.
March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laser Lights

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On select evenings between Feb. 15 and March 2, Akron Zoo will be aglow with dazzling, dancing laser lights. A portion of the zoo will feature animated laser lights, and the Komodo Kingdom Education Center will include glowing decorations and mirrors as it transforms into the "Glow Zone."
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