Geauga Park District Quarterly Events Calendar: September 2019

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  • Elderberries: Heavenly Bodies Astronomy Night – Thursday, September 19th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Observatory Park – This evening begins with a planetarium show, then progresses outside (weather permitting) to peer deep into the night sky through the Oberle telescope, viewing planets, nebula and other celestial features. Also enjoy EZ Go Cart Tours of the Planetary Trail. After-dark desserts and coffee will be served. Hosted with the Geauga Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.
  • Homeschool Days: Family Learning Fair! – Friday, September 20th from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The West Woods, Nature Center – Homeschoolers and their families begin the start of the school year with fun activities and information from Geauga Park District and other local organizations such as Geauga County Public Library, Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, and more who offer educational opportunities for homeschool students. Drop in anytime during program hours. Partially outdoors, so dress for the weather. Registration required.
  • A Passion for Pawpaws – Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at Big Creek Park, Meyer Center – Discover why the pawpaw has been called American’s forgotten fruit and how it is making a comeback. Indoor presentation followed by a hike through a pawpaw patch. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.
  • Nature Explorers: Meadow Insect Extravaganza (Ages 6-7 & 8-11) – Saturday, September 21st from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, Cygnus Shelter – Venture into the meadows of Observatory Park to discover the amazing diversity of insects that live there. Who knows what we’ll find! Program outdoors, so dress for the weather. Drop-off program. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.
  • Nassau Astronomy Night with CVAS! – Saturday, September 21st from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, Nassau Astronomical Station – Join members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society to take in the wonders of the night sky using our newly restored telescope! Stop in to discover this amazing facility and all it has to offer. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • Monarchs & Meadow Insects – Sunday, September 22nd from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Orchard Hills Park, Lodge – Net and tag Monarch butterflies, play the life-sized Monarch Migration game and learn about the dangers and difficulties of this amazing journey. Fun for all ages! Also catch a variety of butterflies, grasshoppers, praying mantids, katydids, beetles and other native pollinators that call the meadow home. Nets provided or bring your own. Sun protection, socks, hat and long pants recommended for moving through the meadow. Monarch life cycle and meadow insect overview at 12:30 PM; netting in field surrounding shelter 1-4 PM. Drop in at any time. No insect collecting for removal from park. Nature’s Not to Be Missed.
  • Theater in the Park: Around the World in 80 Days – Sunday, September 22nd from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Big Creek Park, Amphitheater – Join theater company CURTAIN 440 for the fast-paced comedy Around the World in 80 Days. In this production, seven community actors play 40 roles as the story follows Phileas Fogg and his journey around the world. Refreshments served. Held inside if inclement weather. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • Geauga Walkers – Tuesday, September 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Veterans Legacy Woods – Hikes for active seniors 1 to 1 ½ miles long. Naturalist led. Call Geauga Senior Center for full schedule at 440-279-2126.
  • Maple Town Tune Traders – Thursday, September 26th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The West Woods, Nature Center – Come to play, sing or simply enjoy as audience. Musicians of all levels, genres and instruments are welcome. Short performances followed by sharing of songs and tunes in the round. Snacks to share welcome. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • Medieval Astronomers – Friday, September 27th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Observatory Park – From algorithms to Zubenelgenubi, many modern astronomical concepts come to us from medieval astronomers. Learn about this fascinating chapter in human history! Followed by night-sky viewing with park telescopes until 11 PM, weather permitting. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • Campfire Songs & Stories – Friday, September 27th from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Claridon Woodlands, Judge Lester Taylor Lodge – Celebrate the beginning of autumn with a fun evening of songs and stories around a campfire with some other fun activities and s’mores! In case of rain, program moves indoors by fireplace. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.
  • Cuyahoga River Water Trail Canoe – Saturday, September 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Eldon Russell Park – Learn about the newly established Cuyahoga Water Trail and discover the beauty of autumn along this scenic stretch of river! Ages 10+ w/adult. Basic canoeing skills and life vests required. Canoes available or bring your own. Bring water and a change of clothes. Registration begins by phone September 20. Registration required.
  • Snowy Owl Painting Workshop – Saturday, September 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge – Fee: $24 in-county, $28 out-of-county – Join artist Reuben Bender to transform an ostrich egg into a Snowy Owl painting. Fee includes materials, instruction and refreshments. Ages 16+. No experience necessary. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.
  • Nassau Night Sky Viewing – Saturday, September 28th from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, Nassau Astronomical Station – Observe the wonders of the night sky using this facility’s giant research-grade telescope! If weather prevents sky viewing, join us for a planetarium presentation in the McCullough Science Center instead. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • Reptile Day with NOAH – Sunday, September 29th from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Frohring Meadows, Katydid Shelter – From snakes to lizards, reptiles are amazing! Stop by to meet a wide variety of these incredible creatures brought in by members of the Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists (NOAH). Wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show – Sunday, September 29th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Observatory Park – Join us for a planetarium presentation about what to watch for in the night sky this week. Building open house 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting, also view the sun using our safe solar-viewing equipment. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. For more information, visit Geauga Park District or call 440-286-9516.

For more information, visit Geauga Park District or call 440-286-9516.

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