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Holly Days Artisan Boutique
Saturday, November 12 • 10 AM to 4 PM • The West Woods

Greens for Giving
Saturday, December 3 • Noon to 3 PM • The West Woods

Frozen Fest on the Square
Saturday, January 21 • 2 to 6 PM • Historic Chardon Square

Eyes to the Sky: The Art of Astronomy
(Community Art Exhibition)
February 12 - April 24 • Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM • The West Woods

Free Exhibit: Home Sweet Habitat
Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM • The West Woods






Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16 • 1-5 PM • at Swine Creek Reservation

Celebrate autumn with hands-on activities for all ages: free horse-drawn wagon rides, kayaking with the Naturalist Department, fishing with the Natural Resource Management Department, face painting and balloon creations, corn box fun for the kids (and young at heart), a strolling musician (Sunday only), plus kettle corn and sandwiches/drinks for sale!

Wagon rides are first come, first served 1-4 PM. Activities will be partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. With questions, please call 440-286-9516.


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Saturday, November 12 • 10 AM - 4 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Artist Resources
Exhibitor Application

Shoppers at Geauga Park District’s reinstated, ever-popular Holly Days Artisan Boutique will revel in a premier selection of juried Nature-themed gifts by more than 25 regional artists. It’s the perfect place to find handmade items for everyone on your list!

Within a festive nature center setting, expect heirloom-quality ornaments and holiday decor, all-natural bath and beauty products, gourmet food and snack items, unique jewelry and accessories, beautiful and functional pottery and glass items, gifts hand-turned from wood, indoor planters and terrariums, and much more. There will truly be something for everyone.

And this event is all ages, too, with this year’s one-day-only return of our Mistletoe Market, where kids may shop for inexpensive gifts aided by volunteer “elves.”

All are welcome for this wheelchair/stroller accessible event free of charge. With questions, please call Teresa Runion, special events coordinator, at 440-279-0882.


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Saturday, December 3 • Noon - 3 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Join Geauga Park District at this make-and-GIVE event to create 250 evergreen decorations for Geauga County Department on Aging's home-delivered meals for seniors. All supplies provided. Help brighten a senior's holiday season!


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Saturday, January 21 • Historic Chardon Square
Co-presented by Chardon Tomorrow & Geauga Park District

Stay tuned for details to be released soon about this exciting new partnership of Chardon Tomorrow and Geauga Park District, promising many, many reasons to celebrate winter weather in the snow belt!


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Open February 12 - April 24, 2017
aily 10 AM to 4:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Artist Resources

Geauga Park District invites participation in a two-month community art exhibition of astronomy-themed/inspired artwork — realistic interpretations and science fiction! Categories are drawing/painting, photography, other media and children (age 15 and under). Through this show, we hope to raise awareness of Observatory Park and the restoration of the Nassau Astronomical Observing Station in Montville Township; foster appreciation for the awe, beauty and mystery of the dark night sky; and showcase the creative talents of regional artisans. Please click the link above for information about entering YOUR artwork into the big show!

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Open daily 10 AM - 4:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Educate yourself throughout 2016 with this enjoyable, FREE Nature exhibit! Home Sweet Habitat: A Place for Wildlife to Survive and Thrive will show you all about Geauga County’s natural homes – divided between forests, meadows and wetlands – and introduce you to their residents both common and unique.

Expect many animal mounts, interactive elements (like a crawl-through log, an otter slide, and a crawl-in beaver lodge build with real beaver sticks!), a couple robotic animals, and hands-on displays, games and activities for the whole family.

The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible at 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87) in Russell Township. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.


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