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Nassau Astronomical Station Opening Celebration
Saturday, August 19 • 6 to 11:30 PM • Observatory Park

Nights Out in the Parks
Live Music & Movie Nights Outdoors

West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market
Wednesdays, August 30 & September 27 • 4 to 7 PM • The West Woods

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




Nassau Astronomical Station Opening Celebration
Saturday, August 19 • 6 to 11:30 PM •
Observatory Park

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This former Case Western Reserve University observatory, named for esteemed astronomer Dr. J.J. Nassau, has been the talk of the town since Geauga Park District acquired it in 2008.

When would it be re-opened to the public? Would guests be able to peer through the incredible 36" Cassegrain telescope into the heavens?

Now you can finally mark it on your calendars for this long-anticipated event! Join Geauga Park District to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Nassau Astronomical Station and its incredible restored telescope at Observatory Park!

All these events and activities will be presented this evening absolutely FREE of charge:

6-11:30 p.m. - Willo Transport shuttles between Nassau Astronomical Station & Observatory Park
7:30-9:30 p.m. - Lolly the Trolley rides between Nassau Astronomical Station & Observatory Park
6-9 p.m. - Wagon rides between Nassau Astronomical Station & Observatory Park
6-9 p.m. - EZ Go Cart rides along the Planetary Trail
Nassau Astronomical Station tours
Planetarium shows & telescope viewing at Observatory Park
Music provided by DJ Larry Rummel (Observatory Park) & keyboardist David Young (Nassau Astronomical Station)
Balloon sculptures by Matthew Wheeler
Origami art by Cirque du Papier's Michael Roy Baldridge
Face painting by Amanda’s Elaborate Eyes
Spray art demonstration by Cyndi Bradley
Make-n-take craft projects including a solar eclipse model, WALL-E masks, WALL-E seed planting & recycled art flowers
"Planet hop" (like musical chairs with an out-of-this-world twist) and prizes
"Moon walking" and moon rock collecting with fun astronaut tools
Geauga County Library's Fun Bus
Costumed characters
Hot dog dinners including hot dog, chips & pop
Space-themed cookies

Products will also be sold on site by Geauga Park District's mobile Nature Store and the Hunger Squad Food Truck.

Then, at dark, enjoy a FREE outdoor showing of the movie "WALL-E" with FREE popcorn and lemonade - don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

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Nights Out in the Parks

Live Music & Movie Nights Outdoors


Who's craving fresh air? Bring a date or the family, a lawn chair or blanket, and take the night OUT!
Nights Out in the Parks return to Geauga Park District on special Saturdays in June, July and August especially for enjoying the arts in Nature!

Upcoming Movie Nights at Observatory Park

Activities start at 8 p.m.; movies at dusk. Free popcorn and lemonade. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. The Hunger Squad food truck and Geauga Public Library's Fun Bus will also be on site. Night sky viewing to be hosted afterwards if weather conditions are right.

WALL-E - Saturday, August 19 (as part of the Nassau Astronomical Station Opening Celebration)

Upcoming Live Music at Big Creek Park's Outdoor Frances Hall Amphitheater

Refreshments served. Held indoors if inclement weather.

Mo’ Mojo in Concert - Saturday, August 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy this hard driving, high energy, Zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Band. Featuring three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums.

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West Woods Wednesdays

Last Wednesday of the month, June - September
4 to 7 PM
at The West Woods' Picnic Shelters

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Introducing Geauga Park District’s new West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market, your one-stop shop for all your mid-week, farm-fresh needs, taking place beneath the scenic shelters of The West Woods.

Geauga Park District is still accepting applications from interested vendors, particularly those with fresh produce, flowers, breads/baked items and other similar products. Click here for your vendor application.

Remaining dates are August 30 and September 27. Approved vendors include:



OSU Extension, Geauga Cty Master Gardeners

Information & handouts on gardening


Honey products

Carriage House Soaps

Soaps, lotions, balms

Kelly's Working Well Farm

Eggs, jam, artwork, homemade toiletries, flowers

Cornocopia Farm

Vegetables, maple syrup, bakery, hand-sewn market bags

Balancing Point Creative Studio

Hand-loomed outdoor garden tapestries & fiber accessories

Basin Soapworks

Handmade soap

Geauga Park District

Geauga Park District information/promo

River Valley Produce

Fresh produce, herbs

The Goodee Basket-Dee's Jam


Lois Luther Creations

Handmade purses, totebags, wallets

Zen Jar Gardens

Succulent arrangements in jars/containers

Booze Reused

Self-watering planters, planters from recycled containers

Auburn Pointe Greenhouse

Cut flower bunches

Forest Fungi Farm

Medicinal mushrooms: Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, mushroom

Burton Wholesale Gardens

Baby greens

Teal Toadstool at MoonDream Meadows

Baked goods, jams, upcycled crochet rugs, baskets & origami

Hunger Squad Food Truck

Dinner selections, drinks and snacks

From after-work hiking to shopping local to a trendy food truck dinner, there will truly be something for everyone at these monthly farm markets. We hope you will join us!

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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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