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Lake Metroparks Farmpark is serving up lots of frozen fun in July. Try one's hand at making ice cream and meet the…

LAKE METROPARKS

Ice Cream Weekends

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is serving up lots of frozen fun in July. Try one’s hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. Find out where one’s favorite ice cream flavor comes from. Kids have fun discovering hands-on how ice cream comes from cow to cone in the Factory of Frozen Fun.

Lake Farmpark will dish out Pierre’s Ice Cream at ice cream socials complete with toppings from J.M. Smucker’s. Sundaes are $1 to support Farmpark education programs.

Hand milk a cow and learn how they separate the cream from the milk. Help make homemade ice cream the old fashioned way with a hand-cranked machine.

Hours for Ice Cream Weekends are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend in July. Ice cream socials are served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $4 for kids ages 2 to 11, $6 for adults and $5 for seniors 60 and older; Farmpark members and children under 2 are free.

Visit lakemetroparks.com or call 440-256-2122 for more information.

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT

For more information, contact the park district by phone at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Hungry? Grab A Net

Grab a net and work for one’s lunch. Ohio Lepidopterists member Mark Rzeszotarski and naturalists will lead participants in an annual census while teaching identification, habits and food sources of these amazing insects.

Burgers-n-Butterflies, Dogs-n-Dragons takes place July 13 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Swine Creek Reservation, Lake Side, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield and Parkman townships

Anyone who catches a butterfly or a dragonfly will be eligible for a free hamburger or hot dog.

Nets will be provided, but please sunscreen and wear long pants.

Registration is not required.

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