Events & Art Shows

Special Event Frozen Fest

Sunday, January 19 • 11 AM to 4 PM The West Woods

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Due to the anticipated popularity of this year’s event, and in order to give as many Geauga County residents as possible a chance to attend, attendance at Frozen Fest required free registration this year – and registration has now reached capacity! We can’t wait to seeing everyone this weekend.

Six years strong, this annual event is much beloved and always quite magical – and activities are again absolutely FREE! Check out all that we have planned:

  • Famous “winter princesses,” a famous “winter snowman” and a famous “reindeer herder”
    Meet-n-greets throughout the venue: 11 AM-11:30 AM, 11:45 AM-12:15 PM, 12:45-1:15 PM, 1:45-2:15 PM, 2:45-3:15 PM & 3:30-4 PM
    Musical performances in the lobby: 11:30-11:45 AM, 12:15-12:30 PM, 1:15-1:30 PM, 2:15-2:30 PM & 3:15-3:30 PM
  • Meet-n-greets with the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland sled dogs
  • Live reindeer
  • Ornate face painting
  • Indoor activity (Build an Ice Fort)
  • Indoor make-n-take craft (snowman coaster)
  • Complimentary hot cocoa & cookies
  • Ice carvings & demos by Elegant Ice Creations
  • Winter wildlife display and touch table
  • Outdoor game (Pounce on Prey)
  • Free snowshoeing (weather permitting)
  • A Kid at Art mobile art bus (Warhol snowflakes project)
  • Self-guided winter hiking & Bird in the Hand Feeding Station activity
  • Live music by the Oak Island Skunk Jumpers
  • Food for sale by The Cedar Grill and Classic Kettle Corn
  • Nature-themed art exhibit on display/for sale by Cindy Ceroky & Rosie Skocdopole
  • Winter themed merchandise & Nature gifts for sale in the Tree Tops Nature Store

Overflow parking locations are ASM and Teague Plaza with free shuttle rides to the event.
ASM International – 9639 Kinsman Road, Materials Park, OH 44073
Teague Plaza – 10924 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065

Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center:


Cindy Ceroky & Rosemary Skocdopole

Running October 11, 2019, through January 22, 2020

Explore the beauty of Nature through Cindy and Rosemary’s images rendered in paintings!


Earthscapes & More

Running January 31 through April 20, 2020

Meet the Artist (with refreshments)
Friday, January 31, 7 to 9 p.m.
including, from 8 to 8:30 p.m., a GIS program “Science Behind the Quilts”

Discover the Nature-inspired works of artist Deb Berkebile in this solo art exhibition.

Special Event Sap's-a-Risin'!

Sundays, March 1, 8 & 15 • Noon to 4 PM Swine Creek Reservation

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Get a sweet taste of how maple sugaring methods have evolved, from the Native American tradition to modern methods, during our annual Sap’s-a-Risin’! celebrations, held in the very park where we produce maple syrup for your kitchen table each spring!

Activities include gathering sap in the sugarbush with the help of a horse-drawn sap sled; trying tapping, gathering and boiling methods used throughout history; seeing sap boiling in the sugar house and tasting what’s cooking; and warming up in the lodge with free maple treats and live music by The Real Deal String Band (March 1), Mr. Haney String Band (March 8) and The Woodpeckers (March 15).

Fun for the whole family in the sugarbush…and entirely FREE! Join us!

Did you know…? Swine Creek Reservation is also a stop on both the statewide Maple Madness Tour and the local Northeast Ohio Maple Tour  on March 8 and 15, if you’d like to make a whole maple-themed day of it.

Special Event Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Registration 7 AM, Costume Contest 8:30 AM, Race 9 AM

The West Woods

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Register: Online Registration • Paper Application

It’s a tough one, but man is it fun! Mark your calendars to join us for a great cause: getting kids outdoors through the Chip Henry Institute for Outdoor Adventure. Walkers are welcome in both the 5K and the 1-Mile Fun Walk. (No dogs allowed in the race or walk…thanks for understanding!)

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