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Bush to Block 

Play Hollywood Squares, presidential-style.

Garfield for the block: Presidential Squares, happening Monday.
  • Garfield for the block: Presidential Squares, happening Monday.
MON 2/16

If you're aware that Georges H.W. and W. Bush aren't the first father-son combo to serve as heads of state, you're in pretty good shape for a gripping game of Presidential Squares. The contest is based on Hollywood Squares, but with former U.S. Presidents and First Ladies filling in the spaces usually occupied by JM J. Bullock and other D-list stars. "Many of the children in the audience seem a bit starstruck with our Teddy Roosevelt," says spokesperson Allison Sharaba. "[They] tug on his pant leg and ask for his autograph after the game." And like the TV version, the answers are often more entertaining than the questions. "Our Hillary Clinton was asked, 'Where can you find the West Wing?'" Sharaba says. "Her reply was 'On NBC.'" Oh, Hillary. Presidential Squares takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Avenue in Mentor. Admission is free; call 440-255-8722. -- Lucy McKernan

Mars Fever

SAT 2/14

All those pictures being beamed back from Mars are enough to make anyone thirsty for some Tang. Schuele Planetarium's Mars Rovers program takes you straight into the latest Red Planet action at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road in Bay Village. Admission is $2 to $5 (instant beverages not included); call 440-871-2900. -- Michael Gallucci

Hay Day

MON 2/16

Monday's Discovery Days at Lake Farmpark celebrates Presidents' Day with craftmaking, snowshoeing, and homemade ice cream. There'll also be a guy who portrays Abe Lincoln's personal secretary, John Hay. Word is, he's one of the leading impersonators of presidential assistants. It happens from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 8800 Chardon Road in Kirtland. Admission is $2 to $6; call 440-256-2122. -- Michael Gallucci

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