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

Call For Entries: Art Takes A Bough Community Art Project

For the seventh consecutive year, Geauga Council for Arts & Culture is seeking regional artists to showcase in its Art Takes a Bough community art project featuring handmade holiday ornaments.

Entries may be submitted Dec. 3, from noon to 7 p.m., or Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township. Print an artist application or pick one up in person at The West Woods or Big Creek Park nature centers.

Once all ornaments are submitted, the beautiful miniature pieces of artwork may be admired and purchased at Buy It Now prices at The West Woods Nature Center Dec. 5-12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. They will also be on display and auctioned off during an open house and reception on Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Guests at the reception will have the opportunity to place silent bids on the artwork and enjoy holiday refreshments and music.

Then, at 7 p.m., Bill Hixson, an accomplished floral designer who has helped decorate The White House for the holidays for almost 30 years, will talk about legends and lore surrounding popular, iconic holiday figures, as well as flora and fauna of the season. His ornaments will be available for sale and signing at the event, as well.

Proceeds from the ornament auction and sale benefit participating artists, Geauga Park District and Geauga Council for Arts & Culture.

For more information, contact Eileen Smith at 440-279-0829.


Wild Days of Winter

Enjoy the holiday life-size game board where families discover through interactive play the many things that nature gives people in winter. The theme of the game is guided by the holiday song, The Twelve Days of Christmas.

In addition, a craft, activity pages and scavenger hunts are fun for the whole family. Reminisce with family and friends over favorite childhood board games through a retro exhibit of classic games from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The exhibit opens Nov. 23 at Penitentiary Glen Reservation, 8668 Kirtland Chardon Road in Kirtland. It continues daily from noon to 5 p.m. through Jan. 5. Different free activities will run from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday.

For more information, call 440-256-1404 or visit

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