From the start of holiday happenings to outdoor adventures that take advantage of the still-mild weather, check out the following highlights of family-friendly events in the greater Cleveland area this weekend. For a complete listing of things to do, visit northeastohioparent.com/events.
Summit Mall in Fairlawn is kicking off its 2016 Simon Santa Photo Experience, which runs through Dec. 24 and also includes sensory-friendly and pet photo events.
Explore the art of family storytelling at Lake Erie Ink, which is hosting guest artists from the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers and GroundWorks Dance Theater to present family friendly workshops for kids of all ages.
Take in a family-friendly celebration of local fine arts and crafts at the Hershey Montessori Arts Fest.
Skate with your favorite mascots at the Mentor Civic Center’s Mascot Skate event.
Join a resident telescope expert, Bill Reed, a former docent at Mt. Wilson and leader of classes on telescope building, for an evening under the stars at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village.
Participants in the Turkey, Turkey event at North Chagrin Reservation can join a naturalist to discover fun facts about these animals through activities and a story on a short hike.
The Special Needs Fall Fling at Pine Ridge Country Club, designed for individuals ages 13 and older with special needs, includes deejay music and dinner.