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Fall Fest

"Art Takes a Bough" Ornament Reception

NEW! Something's Afoot keeps goin' in '15!

 



Fall Fest

Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11, 5-9 PM
at Frohring Meadows

Celebrate autumn with a free, first-come-first-served horse-drawn wagon ride to stations exploring cool facts about fall from 5 to 8 p.m., as well as hands-on Nature activities for all ages, face painting, s'mores, costumed characters and a naturalist-led night hike into the woods!

Please bookmark this site and visit again soon for a schedule!

Did you know...?

If the Frohring lot fills and you're redirected to the overflow parking at the armory (7600 E. Washington St.), there will be a shuttle available beginning at 5:30-9:30 p.m.
But consider this: you could also HIKE to Fall Fest! The wooded trail is about 1.5 miles (map here). A sign will be posted at the hike's entrance, just beyond the old baseball field. We hope some of you choose to enjoy the option!

 



"Art Takes a Bough" Ornament Reception

Tuesday, December 16, 6-9 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Presented again by Geauga Park District and Geauga Council for Arts & Culture for the eighth consecutive festive year, all are invited to enjoy and purchase handmade holiday ornaments by regional artists through the "Art Takes a Bough" community art project!

The event will also feature a presentation by Bill Hixson, accomplished floral designer who has assisted with holiday decorating at The White House for more than 30 years; a make-n-take ornament project for guests; and a display of ornaments created by the students from the Geauga STARS Autism Program.

Please bookmark this site and visit again soon for details!

 


NEW!
Flitter, float, fly and flee...
Something's Afoot keeps goin' in '15!

at The West Woods Nature Center 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
(Closed December 1-26 for Ice Age additions)

Hop down if you’ve yet to experience this exciting exhibit that focuses on the modes of movement among wild animals via water, land and air. It’s full of hands-on exhibits that explore the hows and whys of animal flight, swimming and overland travel.

2015 will also see the RETURN TO ICE AGE OHIO! Something’s Afoot is about to "move it on over" to make room for a corner devoted to Ice Age animals that briefly found a home in Northeast Ohio after the last glacier retreated.

The highlights of this exhibit will be a selection of bones from actual Geauga County mastadon and mammoth finds discovered in Montville, Chester, Russell and Middlefield townships throughout the last century and a half, as well as video features, replicas, animal figures and more hands-on activities.

Something's Afoot explores seed dispersal in plants; geological movement, showing how the movement of rock and sediments over long periods of time have resulted in our bedrock formations and various soil types; and how water moves from earth to sky and back in an endless cycle. Children's room activities include hands-on games and play stations exploring animal movement and animal-aided human travel such as horse and wagon. Geauga Park District's Naturalist Department has also developed a wide range of programming for the duration of the event to complement and further explore the theme. Join us!

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