SPRINGtIME FUN Breakfast with the Easter Bunny by yad15518

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                          SPRINGtIME FUN                                                  toddlin’ towards Nature t
                                                                                          Age 1, Fee: $5 for one child with one adult
           Breakfast with the Easter Bunny                                                Short hikes, little lessons, tiny snacks and simple crafts make this the perfect
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           Children accompanied by adults                                                 first encounter with nature for you and your one year old.
                                                                                          Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15
           Per person fee: $9 ages 2 to 11, $12 ages 12 and older (including
                                                                                          Program                 Date                  time                 Place
           adults), $2 younger than age 2 with baby meal (or free without baby
                                                                                          Peek A Boo!             Thurs., Mar. 4        10 to 11 a.m.        PG
           meal)
                                                                                          Eggs!                   Wed., March 31        10 to 11 a.m.         SH
           The bunny visits each table and will pose for photos. Then take a wagon        My Home,                Thurs., Apr. 8        10 to 11 a.m.         PG
           ride and spend as much time as you wish enjoying Farmpark activities. Milk        Your Home!
           a cow, tour the greenhouse and visit the animals.                              It’s Raining!           Fri., Apr. 23         10 to 11 a.m.         LL
           Instructor: Farmpark staff, min 25, max 59                                        It’s Pouring!
           Date                  time                 Place                               Ready, Set, Grow!       Thurs., May 6         10 to 11 a.m.         SH
           Saturday, March 27 9 OR 10:30 a.m.         FP                                  Hop, Frog, Hop!         Tues., May 25         10 to 11 a.m.         CF-WEST
           Sunday, March 28 9 OR 10:30 a.m.           FP
           Saturday, April 3     9 OR 10:30 a.m.      FP                                  stroller stroll
           Peter Rabbit’s Easter Egg Factory                                              Ages 1 to 3, Fee: $5 for one child with one adult, $2 each additional
                                                                                          sibling within age group
           Ages 1 to 8, Fee: $4
                                                                                          Welcome Spring! Come on our two-mile stroll through the parks. We are
           Join us for an Easter egg hunt and a tour of Peter Rabbit’s hands-on Easter    strolling in all weather—don’t forget your strollers!
           Egg Factory! Enjoy crafts and games, along with a special visit from the       Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15
           Easter Bunny himself! Pre-registration required.                               Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., VP
           Instructor: Cindy Wlodyka & Recreation Department, min 20, max 85
                                                                                          Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., PG
           Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Pt
                                                                                          Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., CP-EASt
           Saturday, March 27, 2010, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Pt
                                                                                          Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., CF-tWIN
           easter time egg tree
           Ages 6 to 11, Fee: $8                                                           StAtEMENt OF INCLUSION: Lake Metroparks has a strong commitment
           Hop on over to Penitentiary Glen Nature Center for an “eggscellent” Easter      to providing quality programming for all individuals, including individuals with
           craft! We’ll color, decorate, and then hang real eggs in our very own Easter    disabilities. To this end, we encourage children of all abilities to participate in
           egg tree to take home. All materials provided.                                  any of our park offerings. Qualified staff members welcome the opportunity to
           Instructor: Wendy Pittenger, min 6, max 12                                      provide inclusive programming for your child.
           Saturday, March 6, 2010, 10 to 11:30 a.m., PG
                                                       PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS.
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Schoolhouse Story Hour t                                                           Super Stars
Ages 1 to 5, Fee: $5 for one adult and up to three children                        Ages 3 to 5, Fee: $5 for one child and one adult
Author Leo Lionni has written & illustrated books to enlighten your child about    Join Commander Melvin in discovering the wonders of our universe through
different aspects of nature. You will also have the opportunity to explore the     cosmic crafts, space-age songs, intergalactic games and a visit to our
Schoohouse & grounds at your own pace.                                             outerspace place, StarLab. NO YOUNGER SIBLINGS PLEASE.
Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 10                            Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15
Story                  Date                  time                   Place          Program                Date                 time                  Place
A Busy Year            Mon., Mar. 8          9 to 10 a.m.           SH             The North Star         Wed., Mar. 10        1 to 2 p.m.           PG
A Busy Year            Mon., Mar. 8          11 a.m. to noon        SH             Animals in Space       Wed., Apr. 7         1 to 2 p.m.           PG
The Biggest House Mon., Mar. 22              9 to 10 a.m.           SH             Crazy Comets and       Wed., May 5          1 to 2 p.m.           PG
  in the World                                                                       Shooting Stars
The Biggest House Mon., Mar. 22              11 a.m. to noon        SH
  in the World                                                                     totally toddlers
Inch by Inch           Tues., Apr. 6         9 to 10 a.m.           SH             Ages 3 to 5, Fee: $4 for one child with one adult,
Inch by Inch           Tues., Apr. 6         11 a.m. to noon        SH             $3 each additional sibling
A Color of His Own Sat., Apr. 24             9 to 10 a.m.           SH             Each fun and educational program includes theme-related activities and a
A Color of His Own Sat., Apr. 24             11 a.m. to noon        SH             snack. Adult participation required.
Fish is Fish           Tues., May 11         9 to 10 a.m.           SH             Instructor: Janice Pilar, min 5, max 15
Fish is Fish           Tues., May 11         11 a.m. to noon        SH             Program                 Date             time                   Place
On My Beach There Mon., May 24               9 to 10 a.m.           SH             Puzzle People           Thurs., Mar. 11  10 to 11 a.m.          LL
  Are Many Pebbles                                                                 Safety First            Thurs., Apr. 8   10 to 11 a.m.          LL
On My Beach There Mon., May 24               11 a.m. to noon        SH             Happy Hikers            Thurs., May 6    10 to 11 a.m.          CP
  Are Many Pebbles
                                                                                   Alphabet Adventures                   t
Look & see t                                                                       Ages 3 to 5, Fee: $4 for one child with one adult,
Age 2, Fee: $5 for one child and one adult                                         $3 each additional sibling
Terrible two can be terrific for you! Bring your 2-year old and explore the        Come learn the letters of the alphabet on this safe and educational program.
wonders of nature 2-gether. Crafts, snacks, hikes and stories make the hour        Fee includes snack, drink and a craft. Adult participation required.
whiz by.                                                                           Instructor: Janice Pilar, min 5, max 15
Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15                            Program                 Date                 time                  Place
Program                Date                    time                  Place         F is for Flag           Thurs., Mar. 25     10 to 11 a.m.          LL
Camouflage Fun!        Thurs., Mar. 11         10 to 11 a.m.         PG




                                                                                                                                                                       CHILDREN
                                                                                   P is for Pizza          Thurs., Apr. 22     10 to 11 a.m.          LL
Eggs-stra Special      Thurs., Mar. 25         10 to 11 a.m.         SH            T is for Team           Thurs., May 20      10 to 11 a.m.          PT
Home Sweet Home Thurs., Apr. 15                10 to 11 a.m.         PG
Hooray For a           Fri., Apr. 30           10 to 11 a.m.         LL            tales of turtles
  Rainy Day!                                                                       Ages 3 to 5, Fee: $5 for one child with one adult
Grow-Up!               Tues., May 4            10 to 11 a.m.         SH            Come to the Wildlife Center for this fun preschool story time. Learn about
Tiny Frogs In          Thurs., May 20          10 to 11 a.m.         CF-WEST       turtles through stories, games, a craft and hands-on visit with our resident
  Spring Bogs                                                                      turtles. You may even try on a turtle’s shell!
Nature’s Expressions: Nature Heart t                                               Instructor: Wildlife Center Staff, min 6, max 15
                                                                                   Monday, April 12, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., PG
Ages 2 to 5, Fee: $5 for one child and one adult
Children will create a unique heart with nature items they collect from their      trailside tales t
hike. Program includes a story, snack and hike.                                    Ages 4 to 6, Fee: $5 for one child and one adult
Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15
                                                                                   Be lucky with the animals in March, enjoy spring “I Spy” games in April, and
Ages 2 & 3: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., CF-WESt                          shining star fun in May. Each program includes a story, craft, snack and hike.
Ages 4 & 5: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1 to 2 p.m., CF-WESt                            Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15
Ages 2 & 3: Monday, May 3, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., CF-WESt                            Program                Date                 time                  Place
Ages 2 & 3: thursday, May 6, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., CF-WESt                          Lucky as a             Sat., Mar. 13        1 to 2:30 p.m.        SH
                                                                                      Leprechaun!
Nature Detectives t                                                                I Spy Spring!          Tues., Apr. 27       1 to 2:30 p.m.        SH
Ages 3 to 4, Fee: $5 for one child with one adult                                  Under the Milky Way! Fri., May 21           7:30 to 9 p.m.        SH
Use your detective skills to explore, investigate and discover nature! Crafts,
hikes, songs and stories are all part of our pathway to learning.                  Nature Parties t
Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15                            Ages 4 to 6, Fee: $5 for one child and one adult
Program                Date                   time                 Place           Be “hoppy” at our bunny party, enjoy our rainbow party rainbows, and make a
Know Camo?             Thurs., Mar. 4         1 to 2 p.m.          PG              bug cape for the Ladybug Bash! Each program includes a story, snack, craft,
EGG-sactly What        Thurs., Mar. 25        1 to 2 p.m.          SH              activities and hike.
  They Need                                                                        Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15
Coming Home            Thurs., Apr. 15        1 to 2 p.m.          PG              Program                Date                 time                 Place
Rainy Days             Fri., Apr. 30          1 to 2 p.m.          LL              Cottontail Hop!        Tues., Mar. 23       10 to 11:30 a.m.     SH
Knowing It’s Growing Tues., May 4             1 to 2 p.m.          SH              Rainbow Party!         Sat., Apr. 17        10 to 11:30 a.m.     SH
Frog Blog              Thurs., May 20         1 to 2 p.m.          CF-WEST         Ladybug Bash!          Wed., May 12         10 to 11:30 a.m.     SH
Nature’s Classroom t                                                               Fairport Fly-in
Ages 3 & 4, Fee: $40 for one child with one adult                                  Ages 4 to 12, Fee: $4 for one child with one adult,
Spring has sprung! We will experience the season with age appropriate              $3 each additional sibling
activities which will encourage curiosity and wonder! Six one-hour sessions        Join us as we do as the Wright Bros. did 100 years ago, but with rubber band
meet every Monday, April 12 through May 17.                                        balsa wood airplanes. Each pilot gets their own plane and four flights off the
Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15                            lighthouse hill. The longest distance wins.
Monday, April 12, 2010, 10 to 11 a.m., SH                                          Instructor: Brian Fowler, min 20, max 70
                                                                                   Friday, May 28, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m., FH

        t To continue to provide the quality programming that we present for your child and due to space limitations at many of our locations, we ask that
          only one adult accompany each registered child and that no additional unregistered siblings attend. Thank you for your continued cooperation!

                          CALL 440-358-7275 OR 1-800-669-9226 OR VISIT lakemetroparks.com TO REGISTER.
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           Arnie’s Anglers Kids Fishing Derby                                                Wolf Conservation Award
           Ages 4 to 15, Fee: $2                                                             Ages 7 & 8, Fee: $6
           Have fun at our annual spring fishing derby. Awards for the five longest fish     Wolf Scouts will complete achievement 7, and arrow points 13 and 15. The
           caught in three age categories. Bait provided. Bring your own fishing pole and    program will also include a conservation project that will complete the award
           bucket. Pre-registration required.                                                for the wolf scout participants.
           Instructor: Jim Meadows, min 25, max 75                                           Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 10, max 25
           Saturday, May 15, 2010, 9 to 11:30 a.m., HL                                       Saturday, March 13, 2010, 9 to 11:30 a.m., SH

           Little tikes’ Round-up t                                                          Railroad Merit Badge
           Ages 5 & 6, Fee: $10 per child with one adult                                     Ages 11 to 17, Fee: $8
           Meet all the horses, groom our miniatures and finish with a ride on a pony. Fee   Earn this merit badge in one day. Make a model railroad kit and operate a
           includes all day Farmpark admission for one child and one adult.                  modular layout. Sponsored by Division 5 of the National Model Railroad Assoc.
           Instructor: Susan Townsend, min 4, max 8                                          For more info call Christina at 440-256-3104.
           Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10 to 11:30 a.m., FP                                    Instructor: Christina Bellas, min 10, max 27
                                                                                             Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., FP
           Ranger Patrol: Wildlife Rescue
           Ages 5 to 10, Fee: $4 for one child with one adult,                                             HOMesCHOOL
           $3 each additional sibling
           Attention Ranger Patrol! Animals have escaped from the Wildlife Center.           Homeschool Wednesdays
           Reports say they may be injured and to use extreme caution. It is our job to      Homeschool Wednesdays are designed to provide a unique educational
           bring them back before anything happens to them!                                  experience for homeschool students. Each month we investigate different
           Instructor: Seth Begeman, min 10, max 20                                          topics by hands-on learning adventures in science, social studies and math.
           Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10 to 11:30 a.m., PG                                    Waves (upper elementary level)
           Saturday, March 27, 2010, noon to 1:30 p.m., PG                                   Ages 6 to 14, Fee: $9 pay at door
                                                                                             Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 9 to 10:30 a.m., EL
           Space Cadets                                                                      Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1 to 2:30 p.m., EL
           Ages 6 to 10, Fee: $5 for one child and one adult
           An out-of-this-world experience! Astronomical activities, galaxy games, down-     Wonders of Ohio’s Past & Present
           to-earth experiments, and a journey to outer space via StarLab, all designed to   Ages 5 to 13, Fee: $4
           increase your interest in the universe.                                           Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., PG
           Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 6, max 15                           Classification (middle elementary level)
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           Program                Date                 time                   Place          Ages 6 to 11, Fee: $9 pay at the door
           The North Star         Wed., Mar. 10        4 to 5 p.m.            PG             Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 9 to 10:30 a.m., EL
           Animals in Space       Wed., Apr. 7         4 to 5 p.m.            PG             Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 1 to 2:30 p.m., EL
           Crazy Comets and       Wed., May 5          4 to 5 p.m.            PG
             Shooting Stars                                                                                  tWeens & teens
           Hummingbird Migration Obstacle Course                                             Junior Naturalist Series
           Ages 6 to 12, Fee: $5                                                             Ages 8 to 12, Fee: $6, $5 multi-session discount
           Test your skills and have fun learning about the perils of hummingbird            Learn to see the world through the eyes of a naturalist! Each session has a
           migration. Be prepared to run, jump and dodge obstacles on your way to Costa      new topic. Join in the adventure with hands-on activities at this indoor and
           Rica and back! Refreshments will be provided.                                     outdoor program designed for nature kids.
           Instructor: Francine Scharver, min 6, max 20                                      Instructor: Pat Morse, min 6, max 15
           Saturday, May 1, 2010, 10:30 a.m. to noon, PG                                     topic                  Date                time                     Place
                                                                                             Birds of Prey          Sat., Mar. 6        2 to 4 p.m.              PG
           My First Pony                                                                     Amphibians             Sat., Apr. 17       7:30 to 9 p.m.           PG
           Ages 7 to 10, Fee: $17                                                            Birdwatching           Sat., May 15        8 to 10 a.m.             PG
           Discover how much fun (and work) it is to own a pony. Hands-on program
           includes cleaning, grooming and care. Finish with a pony ride! Wear sturdy        My First Horse
           shoes—no sandals. Fee includes lunch and all day Farmpark admission.              Ages 8 and older, Fee: $17
           Instructor: Farmpark Staff, min 7, max 10                                         Take an in-depth look at horse nutrition, stable needs, grooming and saddling
           Sunday, April 11, 2010, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., FP                                     techniques. Then try both English and Western styles of riding. Fee includes
           Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., FP                                     lunch and all day Farmpark admission.
                                                                                             Instructor: Farmpark Staff, min 5, max 10
           Drive a Mini Horse                                                                Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., FP
           Ages 8 to 14, Fee: $12
           Come meet our stable of horses. Then learn how to groom, harness and drive        Jennifer’s H.O.P.E.:
           a miniature horse. Fee includes all day Farmpark admission.                       Horses Offering Personal Enrichment
           Instructor: Farmpark Staff, min 6, max 8                                          Ages 13 to 17, Fee: $18
           Saturday, May 1, 2010, 10 to 11:30 a.m., FP                                       The Jennifer Eyring memorial scholarship program is a one day program
                                                                                             packed with grooming, riding and driving horses. The program is designed to
                          sCOUt PROGRAMs                                                     build communication skills & self esteem.
                                                                                             Instructor: Susan Townsend, min 4, max 4
           Daisies to the Rescue                                                             Saturday, March 27, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., FP
           Ages 4 & 5, Fee: $4
           The girls help our world by learning how to use resources wisely through                             ReQUesteD PROGRAMs
           playing a recycle game and making fun crafts with recycled materials. Daisies
           complete requirements for rose and green petals.                                          ReCReAtiOn OUtReACH ADventURes
           Instructor: Children’s Schoolhouse Staff, min 10, max 25
           thursday, April 15, 2010, 4 to 5:30 p.m., SH                                       Recreation outreach adventures are designed for groups wishing to have an
           tuesday, April 20, 2010, 4 to 5:30 p.m., SH                                        hour of outdoor fun. All equipment and instruction is provided. Programs are
                                                                                              designed for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 30 participants. Programs
                                                                                              are $4 per participant. For additional information or to schedule your group
                                                                                              activity, contact Karen Reis at 440-256-2126.


                                                        PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST PROGRAMS.
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      eDUCAtiOn PROGRAMs AnD OUtReACH                                             Spring Fling Birthday Parties
                                                                                  Ages 5 to 12
 Bring your class to Lake Metroparks or invite us to your classroom!              One 90-minute session, Fee: $9 per child ($72 minimum)
 Programs are available year-round for students in preschool through grade        Let us do the work to make your child’s birthday party a fun-filled and unique
 12. Many fill quickly—plan ahead today! Visit lakemetroparks.com for             experience! Party includes host, cupcake, beverage, indoor game, party treats,
 information or call 440-256-2122 to request an Education Program booklet.        and birthday activity. Choose from these activities at Lakefront Lodge, Chapin
                                                                                  Forest or Painesville Township Park Community Center:
              biRtHDAY PARties                                                    •Carnival	Party			•Survivor	Birthday			•Science	Explorers
                                                                                  •Scavenger	Hunt			•Campout	Birthday
Farmpark Birthday Parties                                                         For more information or to reserve your date, call Karen Reis at
All ages, Fee: $120 (for up to 20 people), $4 for each additional guest           440-256-2126, min 8, max 20.
Farmpark Members receive a 10% discount Celebrate your child’s birthday
at Farmpark. We provide a location for two hours where you may serve              Nature Center Fun Birthday Parties
refreshments and open presents. Menus and catering available from the J&J         Ages 6 to 10
Café at Farmpark, or you may bring your own food, or have pizza delivered. Call   One 90-minute session, Fee: $9 per child ($54 minimum); StarLab
440-256-2122 to arrange your party; fee includes all day Farmpark admission.      Party is $12.50 per child ($125 minimum)
                                                                                  Parties are held at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, a natural choice. We
Wild Birthday Parties                                                             provide a host naturalist, cupcakes, drink, themed party favors and activities
Ages 3 to 8                                                                       (outdoors, weather permitting). Choose from the following fun themes:
One 90-minute session, Fee: $9 per child (minimum $54)                            •Super	StarLab	Indoor	Planetarium	(late	Jan.	through	mid-Oct.)
Give your child and up to 20 friends a wild time! We provide the location,        •Wildlife	Safari	(late	Jan.	through	mid-Oct.)
refreshments, party favors, live animal and choice of activities. Choose from     •Fishin’	Fun	(late	May–Sept.)			•Insect	Investigators	(June–Sept.)
the following themes:                                                             •Playin’	at	the	Pond	(June–Sept.)		•Butterfly	Bonanza	(July–early	
•High	Soaring	Hawks			•Fast	Flying	Falcons	•Mammal	Mania			
•Roaming	Reptiles		•Who-o-o’s	out	at	night?				•Vulture	View
For information, call the Wildlife Center Education Dept. at 440-256-2109.

								
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