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GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geauga parkdistrict.org. WildNite4WildLife Spend a Friday evening at the Greater Cleveland…

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT

For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geauga

parkdistrict.org.

WildNite4WildLife

Spend a Friday evening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to support regional efforts to protect wildlife, with special focus on the exciting regional work to protect the spotted turtles.

The WildNite4WildLife: Northeast Ohio Wildlife Benefit will be held Nov. 15, from 6-9 p.m.

In addition to special access to the aquarium, there will be live music, activities, displays, wildlife demonstrations, silent auctions, raffles and fun.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $16 for children, with age 2 and under free. Tickets are available through http://wild4ever.org.

Half of ticket sales will go to the sponsor organization of ones choice in the form of conservation grants; the other half goes directly to spotted turtle work.

Boo!

Halloween Wagon Rides will take place Oct. 13 and 20 from 1-4:30 p.m. at Swine Creek Reservation, Woods Edge, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Township. The whole family is invited to get into the spooky spirit with a free tractor-pulled wagon ride that focuses on outdoor creepy-crawlies.

Free passes will be available on site to ensure first-come, first-served boarding for the rides. Guests will also see Halloween-themed skits performed by park district volunteers.

Costumes are welcome, and registration is not required. No pets, please. Rides last about a half hour and will be canceled in case of bad weather.

Something’s Fishy

Northeast Ohio supports an astounding diversity of native fishes that includes not only game fish, but also a much larger variety of small, often colorful ones inhabiting the upper and lower reaches of the Grand, Chagrin and Cuyahoga rivers.

Something’s Fishy in NE Ohio takes place Oct. 15 from 7-9 p.m. in the Meyer Center at Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road in Chardon Township.

Join park biologist Paul Pira as he shares how native fish are identified and how their populations and aquatic habitats are surveyed and studied.

This program, geared for those school age and older, is being presented in conjunction with Blackbrook Audubon, which does refreshments, announcements and a raffle before the presentation and allows time for questions and socialization afterwards.

Autumn Art

On Oct. 15, adults are invited to join artisan Marje Shook to learn the ancient art of weaving straw at her Wheat Weaving Workshop at Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center in Chardon Township.

Participation in her workshop, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., costs $20 for materials and instruction. The finished product will be a heart-shaped ornament traditionally given as a token of friendship and love. Shook owns Wheat-n-Sweet in Madison.

Then, on Nov. 20, those ages 18 and older are invited to join artisan Angela Giaimo to create a unique quilted fabric ornament at her Quilted Fabric Ornament Workshop at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township.

Participation in her workshop, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., costs $14 for materials and instruction.

Registration is required for both workshops.

Lake Metroparks

Corn & Pumpkin Harvest Weekend

Corn and Pumpkin Harvest Weekend is filled with activities that highlight the sights, smells and tastes of the corn and pumpkin harvest. The festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland.

Activities include making cornhusk dolls, grinding corn down to cornmeal, picking a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to decorate and take home (purchase of pumpkin is required to take home), three-acre alphabet corn maze, and other hands-on harvest activities. There will also be a kid-size farm display with pedal tractors.

For more information, including admission and directions, call 440-256-2122 or visit lakemetroparks.com.

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