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Running with a Mission 2019

Sat., June 15, 8-10 a.m.

Buy Tickets$25-5K /$15- Walk/$55- Family

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The Sherwin-Williams Women's Club annual 5K race/1-mile walk benefiting Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center of the City Mission is Saturday, June 15 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Participants will receive entrance to the Zoo and The RainForest for the day. The day will include plenty of entertainment for the whole family, including a Kids' Fun Dash, face painting, photo booth, and appearances by several Cleveland sports mascots. 216-623-9933

5K + 1M Walk Run Mosey - Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

Sat., June 15, 8:30-11 a.m.
Edgewater Park 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW, Cleveland West Side/Ohio City/Tremont/Detroit Shoreway

Buy TicketsFree!

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Join Cleveland Habitat on June 15th at Edgewater Park to walk, run or mosey for affordable homeownership. This is a family friendly, dog friendly, donut friendly morning!! Walk steps off at 10:00am. Registration and super fun activities for the whole family begin at 8:30am. If you don’t workout in the mornings and just want donuts and Starbucks coffee-come by - we don't judge! visit All money raised supports rehabbing a vacant home in Cleveland for a family. 216-325-5578

Shark Dive CLE Event

Sat., June 15, 9-11 a.m.

Calling all SCUBA certified divers — you can dive in our 230,000-gallon shark exhibit, home to more than 30 different species of sea creatures. Dive into and explore the exhibit and see the Aquarium from a shark’s-eye view, waving to family and friends as they watch you dive from the other side of the acrylic. The Shark Dive CLE experience includes Aquarium admission for the diver and 1 guest, a behind-the-scenes tour of the dive platform, exhibit walk-through, dive equipment and all the souvenir shark teeth you can find! *Registration required 2 weeks in advance 216-862-8803

Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling League

Sat., June 15, 12-1:30 p.m.
Roseland Lanes 26383 Broadway Ave., Bedford Southern Suburbs

Buy TicketsFree or $3 for shoes

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Use your kids bowl free bowling coupons & get 3 free games of bowling. Go to to get your coupons. Saturdays at Noon, it Fun & FREE 440-232-5444

Burn, Baby, Burn! The North Coast Men’s Chorus Summer Concert

Sat., June 15, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 16, 3 p.m.
John Carroll University 20700 N. Park Blvd., University Hts. Eastern Suburbs

Buy Tickets$10-$55

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Join us on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 at the Kulas Auditorium in the John Carroll University Administration Building. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, two events happened - the Cuyahoga River caught fire and the Stonewall riots in New York City marked the start of the modern gay rights movement in the United States. While they are totally unrelated, we have figured out how to merge them into a concert that will look at our past, our present, and our future. Celebrate how far we have come - both as a region and as a community 216-556-0590

Passholder Appreciation Week

Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., June 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon., June 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue., June 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed., June 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., June 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fri., June 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

JUNE 15 ALL DAY | Social Giveaway 10:30AM | Stingray Art Experience JUNE 16 ALL-DAY | Father’s Day Fun ALL DAY | Social Giveaway JUNE 17 3PM | Stingray Feed (FREE for Passholders) JUNE 18 9AM | Early Bird Morning 1:30PM | Captain NEO Story Time JUNE 19 ALL DAY | Bring a Friend 10AM – 12PM | Craft 2:15PM | Dish on Fish “Walk & Talk” JUNE 20 10:30AM | Stingray Art 5-7PM | Family Night Cool Off JUNE 21 ALL DAY |Giveaway 3PM | Kids Club Close-Up DAILY ACTIVITIES More information: 216-862-8803

All Aboard the National Park Scenic Excursion

Wednesdays-Sundays, 9-11:30 a.m. Continues through June 30
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence Akron/Summit County

Buy Tickets$10-$100

Climb aboard the train on our most popular excursion! The National Park Scenic excursion is the best way to see the length of Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a unique vantage point. Sit back as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley and races along with the rushing Cuyahoga River. Passengers will see a variety of wildlife including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats. Beavers and otters can also be spotted at the beaver marsh, which was once surrounded by old cars and worn-out parts until efforts by humans and beavers transformed the site back into a beautiful wetland. During 800-468-4070

Summer Exhibits Open at Beech Creek Gardens

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 15

Hand-feed native Ohio butterflies inside the Butterfly House and explore two dozen hands-on interactive activity stations related to nature and environmental science inside the Amazing Garden Plant Science Center. Other areas to explore include beautiful botanical gardens, hiking trails, nature playgrounds, picnic areas, and Nature Store. Beech Creek Gardens offers fun and educational activities for the whole family! 330-829-7050

Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through June 30

Buy Tickets$10 adults; $8 seniors and students; $5 children age 6-17; $5 CMA member guests; free for CMA members and children ages 5 and under.

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On view only in Cleveland, this exhibition features a selection of rare works that possess high historic, artistic and academic value and are designated by the Japanese government as Important Cultural Properties. 216-421-7350

Fairy Days at Heritage Farms

June 15-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Heritage Farms Peninsula 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Join us for our 9th annual Fairy Days Festival! Flitter the Fairy will lead the morning costume parade and dance with you in the Fairy Circle, while the silent and mysterious Bubble Fairy will amaze you each afternoon! There will be games to play, Fairy House building and Mini Fairy Gardens to take home! Shop our Magical Meadow Market for Fairy inspired arts and crafts, sweet Fairy treats, face painting (additional) and more! People Care Pet Pantry, our non-profit guest, will be selling raffle tickets for 2 drawings! A day for fairy lovers of all ages and their friends &families 330-657-2330

Pa &MaMe Club

Through Sept. 17

Family fun for single parents looking to do adventures with your children and others like you. We encourage Postive fun and networking life isn’t about what you know but who you know 216-854-1717

Summer Meals

Through Aug. 9

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is partnering with more than 100 local programs to provide free meals for students while school is not in session. Summer meals are free to students and will be offered in five counties in Northeast Ohio this summer. To find a site near you, please call 216.738.7239, text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877, or visit 216-738-7239

Cleveland Scavenger Hunt: Cleveland Culture

Ongoing, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Print Club of Cleveland 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland Eastern OH

Buy Tickets$11

East of Cleveland's downtown, you'll find some of the country's greatest museums, parks and art. On this culture-filled scavenger hunt of Cleveland's Wade Park, we go in search of the attractions that draw millions each year. Who's having a think at the Cleveland Museum of Art? What's playing atop Severance Hall? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Cleveland's Wade Park! This scavenger hunt is app-lead. No tour guide or reservation required. 833-202-7626

Sunday Matinee - Private Games for One Low Price


Buy Tickets$175/up to 8 people in Clockwork Caper or $240/up to 12 people in Eliot Ness Investigation

Sunday Matinee pricing on Eliot Ness Investigation or The Clockwork Caper. Bring your friends and family for a private game at one low price. Brain teasing fun for adults of all ages and families with children 10 and up. 216-273-8000

Father's Day

Sun., June 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate your dad and all kinds of fish fathers. The Aquarium is offering free admission for dads on Father’s Day with the purchase of a child or adult general admission ticket. Children are invited to create egg carton frog and tadpole crafts in the 1st floor classroom and the first 150 visiting dads receive a “fin-tastic” Father’s Day button. Work together to complete an aquatic animal-themed crossword puzzle for a chance to win an Annual Family Pass. 216-862-8803


Sun., June 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood Eastern Suburbs

This Father’s Day, we are celebrating fathers, father figures, and family caregivers of all kinds with discounted admission to the Museum, including The Everyday Heroes Activity Center and Story Tour. Family members of all ages can enjoy the HBO documentary, “A Family is A Family is A Family” about the many different kinds of people and relationships that make up loving families. Two showings at 1PM and 3PM. 216-593-0575

Dad's Bowl for Free

Sun., June 16, 12-6 p.m.
Roseland Lanes 26383 Broadway Ave., Bedford Southern Suburbs

Buy TicketsFree with paid admission

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Come celebrate Father's Day at Roseland Lanes & dads bowl for free with a paid bowler. Different specials to choose from. 440-232-5444

Cleveland Junior Roller Derby Rockstars Recruitment

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.
Brunswick Skate Station 1261 Industrial Parkway North, Brunswick Medina County

Come join Northeast Ohio's premier junior roller derby team. Girls and boys age 10-17 can join with girls playing derby and boys becoming referees. Stop by the Skate Station Sunday mornings to check us out! 330-273-5750

Summer Camps

Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2
Saint Joseph Academy 3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland Western Suburbs

Buy TicketsCost varies for each camp. Please visit

Saint Joseph Academy is excited to offer a variety of summer camps where campers will explore, learn and create through hands-on learning. Our summer camps teach new skills and provide tools that enable children to strengthen their minds and pursue their passions. 216-251-6788

Stagecrafters Theater Camp 2019

Mondays-Fridays, 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Continues through July 26
Orange High School 32000 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike Eastern Suburbs

Campers with the acting bug, currently grades K-8, will enjoy a summer filled with singing, acting, dancing and having lots of fun while learning theatre techniques and skills in Stagecrafters Theatre Camp. Each three-week camp session will include field trips, special guest artists, late nights, Funky Friday “Game Days,” outdoor adventures and a grand finale field trip. Adaptive Theatre camps for campers with special needs are also available. Register here: 216-831-8600

Board Game Night

Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
Nine Muses Art Gallery 584 West Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton Akron/Summit County

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Join Nine Muses Art Gallery & Kave Coffee Bar for our Board Game Night every Tuesday from 4-7pm. Play one of our many games or bring your own! All ages are welcome! 3302218363

Nature Exploration Day Camp

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 14

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Children ages 7-12 will have endless fun exploring the outdoors and interacting with nature at this weekly day camp! Each week, campers will spend the day learning about a different topic from a master naturalist. Activities include hikes, crafts, games, and seeing wildlife up close. Space is limited, registration required. 330-829-7050

Magician Jim Sislo

Fri., June 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., June 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., July 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., July 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., July 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Come enjoy entertainer Jim Sislo while he reintroduces you to close up magic by performing illusions by sleight of hand, deceptive devices, card tricks, and much more. 216-615-8855

Be a Kid with Your Kid-Adult/Child League

Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m. Continues through July 26
Roseland Lanes 26383 Broadway Ave., Bedford Southern Suburbs

Buy Tickets$20 for 4 weeks for Parents

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4 week adult-child fun bowling league. 3 sessions available 2 games each bowler. Be a Kid with your Kid, Go Bowling together at our family owned Roseland Lanes 440-232-5444

Cuyahoga50 #RiverReborn Family Celebration

Sat., June 22, 12-5 p.m.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) invite the community to a Cuyahoga50 #RiverReborn Family Celebration filled with feel-good music and hands-on kids’ activities. 216-862-8803

Retro Night at Blank Canvas Cle

Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Continues through June 2

Buy Tickets10.00

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Kickstart the summer with a throwback to your favorite childhood games. Blnk Canvas CLE presents Retro Game Night, where you can play with your fellow avid gamers your favorite retro games. We’ll be hosting the second ever official launch party of Game Night, together with tables for UNO, Phase 10 or bring your own board or card games. The party starts at 6 PM onwards til 10:00 on Friday, June 28th. You’ll get to play retro games all night, together with your friends, our guests, and our very own Videogame Tournament Room. 216-795-5297

2019 Front Porch Concert Series

Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30
Lakewood Public Library 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

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It won’t be long before live music floods Downtown Lakewood, echoing through neighborhood streets and beckoning families and concert-goers alike to the heart of the city. LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series returns to the front steps of Lakewood Public Library for 10 consecutive Friday evenings (7 to 9 p.m.) starting June 28. Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, this popular summer series features a wide array of free, live music in a welcoming downtown environment. 216-521-0655

The 14th Annual Ward 5 Community Family Festival!

Sat., June 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Buy TicketsFREE

The 14th Annual Ward 5 Community Parade and Festival will be taking place on Saturday, June 29, 2019. ”Kick-off" is at 10 am and the festival will continue until 6pm. The parade will start at East 79th Street and Garden Valley Avenue at 12pm. The festival will include live entertainment featuring Ripp Flamez, The Old Skool Band, Hubbs Grove Band and other local artists, games, zumba, vendors, food, service providers, health screenings and much more!!!! Please join us in supporting our Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and Ward 5 residents! We hope to see you there!!!!! 216.341.1455

The City Mission Stand In

Sat., June 29, 4-7 p.m.

In the 2017-18 school year, there were a reported 2,972 homeless students attending the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In order for the Cleveland community to SEE and understand the immediate crisis, The City Mission is calling for 3,000 members of the northeast Ohio community to STAND together on June 29 to represent each homeless student in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Together we commit to SERVE to help better the lives of these neighbors. Stand In is a family-friendly event. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., The City Mission will host activities, including music, worship, food trucks and the Stand In moment.

Family Yoga in the Gardens

Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4

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Stretch your muscles and ease tension with relaxing yoga moves for all ages! Join yoga professional Kristie Leahy Comsia on the last Saturday of June, July and August from 11 am-noon for a family-friendly outdoor yoga class at this peaceful venue. No experience required, bring yoga mats or large towels. Advanced payment and registration are not required, but are appreciated. For individuals, $10 yoga only, $15 for yoga & general admission. Family of four, $30 yoga only plus $5 per extra family member, $45 for yoga & general admission plus $10 per extra family member. 330-829-7050


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