Geauga Park District February 2017 Calendar

FEBRUARY

Nature Break: Women’s Retreat
Saturday, February 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Big Creek Park, Meyer Center
Retreat to the park to re-energize and relax. Activities include snowshoeing or walking, light aerobics, backyard birding, other Nature-themed activities and a soup and salad lunch. Fee: $6. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Winter Hawk Watch Van Trip
Saturday, February 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge
A birding adventure into Amish farmland for raptors including Rough-legged Hawks, Harriers and Kestrels and as well as Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs and other winter birds of open country. Bring binoculars. Registration required. Nature’s Not to Be Missed.

The Chagrin Valley Beagles
Sunday, February 5th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge
Meet the Chagrin Valley Hunt Master of Beagles and some of the pack to learn how they carry on a rich tradition developed in 15th century England, continued locally in the middle of the last century by Horatio Ford’s Whitford Beagles and other packs. Spectators are encouraged to meet and greet the beagles at the lodge located on the glorious countryside formerly part of Horatio Ford’s Whitford Woods. For more on the Chagrin Valley Beagles, look them up on Facebook.

Senior Day: Snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 7th, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Observatory Park, Cygnus Shelter
Discover the fun of snowshoeing in this seasonal senior program! Snowshoes and instruction provided. Hike if snow conditions aren’t ideal. Not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Nature Drawing for Adult Beginners
Wednesday, February 8th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Big Creek Park, Meyer Center
Join us for a toasty, indoor drawing session as we practice drawing winter scenes. All materials provided; you supply the creativity! Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Timbertots: Exploring the Moon (Ages 3-5 w/adult)
Friday, February 10th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
Explore the moon with fun, hands-on activities! Mostly indoors with outdoor activities depending on weather. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Full Moon: A Very Partial Eclipse
Friday, February 10th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
The Earth’s shadow grazes the moon tonight during a penumbral eclipse. After an indoor exploration of the reasons for eclipses, we’ll observe the full moon using park telescopes. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Nature’s Not to Be Missed.

Full Moon Ski
Friday, February 10th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Headwaters Park, Boathouse
Join a naturalist to ski The Maple Highlands Trail by the light of the full moon, then warm up in the lodge before heading home. Hike if not enough snow. Ski rental available in advance from Geiger’s in Chagrin Falls, 440-247-4900, with a special program rental rate of $17 if picked up Friday and returned Monday.

Timbertots: Exploring the Moon (Ages 3-5 w/adult)
Saturday, February 11th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
Explore the moon with fun, hands-on activities! Mostly indoors with outdoor activities depending on weather. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Winter Walk
Saturday, February 11th, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Observatory Park
Join us for this special naturalist-led walk around a wooded trail enjoying the sights and sounds of a winter day. Dress for the weather and wear boots if snowy.

Night Sky Viewing
Saturday, February 11th, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
Take in the wonders of the night sky using park telescopes! Planetarium program if weather won’t allow night sky viewing. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Meet the Artists: Eyes to the Sky Astronomy Art Exhibition
Sunday, February 12th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The West Woods, Nature Center
Join dozens of artists in celebrating 200+ works created for this community art exhibition featuring astronomy-themed/inspired artwork – realistic interpretations and science fiction! Refreshments served. Exhibit on display till April 24th. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
Sunday, February 12th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
Join us for a planetarium presentation about what to watch for in the night sky each week. Building open house 1-4 PM. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Geauga Walkers
Tuesday, February 14th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Big Creek Park, Aspen Grove Shelter
Join other active seniors on weekly hikes typically 1 ½ miles long. A naturalist leads hikes in Geauga Park District parks. Call Geauga Senior Center for full schedule, 440-279-2137. If temperature is below 20 degrees, please call 440-279-0880 to confirm program will still be held.

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