Parks & Rec – November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
The Power of 12
Attend a lunchtime program to learn about the quirks of the calendar that lead to such a interesting date, 12/12/12.
The Power of 12 takes place Dec. 12 from 12:12-1 p.m. in the Cherry room at Big Creek Park.
Attendees will also explore the calendars and timekeeping of the ancient Maya and other cultures and see their relationships to the cycles of nature and the sky. Bring a lunch and some wintertime curiosity.
Don't Miss Bill Hixson
For the sixth consecutive festive year, all are invited to enjoy more than 100 handmade holiday ornaments by regional artists through the "Art Takes a " Bough" community art project at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township.
These beautiful miniature pieces of artwork may be admired and purchased at"Buy It Now" prices Dec. 6-13, 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. 13 from 6-9 p.m.
Reception guests will also 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.
Hixson's ornaments will be available for sale and signing.
Proceeds from the ornament auction and sale benefit participating artists, Geauga Park District and Geauga Council for Arts & Culture.
For more information, contact Teresa at 440-279-0882.
Picnic Shelter Reservations
Make plans now to hold a picnic, reunion, graduation party or special gathering at one of Lake Metroparksï¿½ 13 reservable picnic shelters.
Lake Metroparks announces that Lake County residents may register for picnic shelter reservations for 2013 beginning at 8 a.m. on Dec. 3. Reserve a shelter online at lakemetroparks.com or by calling the Lake Metroparks Registration Department at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226. Reservations from county residents received by phone, mail and in person at the Lake Metroparks Registration Office will also be processed on Dec. 3.
Out-of-county visitors may begin reserving shelters beginning at 8 a.m. on Dec. 10.
All shelters provide picnic tables, grills, restrooms and other amenities and are great for family reunions or other special gatherings. Some of the shelters include power, nearby trails, playground equipment and volleyball courts.
For a complete listing of the shelters and their amenities, visit lakemetroparks.com.
For Lake County residents wishing to reserve a picnic shelter, a $50 refundable deposit (payable by credit card, check or cash in person/phone and via credit card online) is required at the time of reservation.
Out-of-county visitors pay a $25 non-refundable rental fee in addition to the $50 refundable deposit. Payment can be made in person, or mailed to Lake Metroparks Registration Department, 11211 Spear Road, Concord Township, OH 44077.