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2014 Events • official results

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22nd annual Lighthouse Triathlon / Paddle Triathlon official results

Lake Metroparks 2014 Northcoast Senior Games official results


Corn Maze
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
August 15 through October 19, 2014, Tuesday through Sunday • 11 am to 4 pm
Farmpark admission applies

The corn is growing tall at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, creating the perfect setting to explore the three-acre corn maze. How’s your sense of direction? Here’s a chance to test your skill as you “walk the stalk” through multiple twists and turns in the three-acre corn maze at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. To help guide you along the way, trivia questions are posted throughout the maze. Only the correct answer will help you proceed to the correct path.
Farmpark admission applies.

Fall Art Show

Nature from Three Perspectives
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
August 23 through October 12, 2014 • FREE • 9 am to 5 pm

Discover the nature of art from a feminine perspective in this multi-media show featuring Jaymi Zents, Britta Franz and Lisa Ruschman; three talented local artists, each with her own unique interpretation of the world around us. This show is a journey of creative expression you won’t want to miss.

Factory of Frozen Fun
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Open Tuesday through Sunday through August 31
9 am to 5 pm

Kids will love the hands-on activities of The Factory of Frozen Fun. Interactive stations guide them through how ice cream comes from cow to cone.
Farmpark admission applies.

2014 Beach Schedule at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
Open for the season through September 1 (Labor Day)
9:30 am to 8 pm (weather permitting)

Lifeguards on duty and the concession stand open from 9:30 am to 8 pm, depending on the weather. Sit-a-top ocean kayaks and stand up paddleboards available for rental by the hour at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, weather permitting. Weekend rentals begin at 8 am.

Daily parking fee
$2 per car, Lake County residents (ID required)
$3 per car, out-of-county visitors
Season parking passes
Lake County residents, first car: $25
Out-of-county visitors, first car: $35
Additional car: $5

September Concerts & More at the Glen: A Summer Evening Entertainment Series
Enjoy a summer evening surrounded by nature at Penitentiary Glen Reservation’s
outdoor amphitheater. Bring a lawn chair. Snacks and beverages are available for
purchase. Indoor facilities are available in case of inclement weather. Alcoholic
beverages permitted on site for the concerts only.
Free admission. No registration necessary.

Fables & Stories: Foster Brown and Mark Szabo
Family-friendly nature stories with music
Friday, September 5 • 7 to 8 pm

Puppets in the Park
Family-friendly show
Wednesday, September 10 • 7 to 7:45 pm

Concert: Boy = Girl (Paul Kovac & Jen Maurer)
Bluegrass to traditional Americana music
Friday, September 19 • 7 to 8:30 pm

26th Annual Bug Day
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
September 7, 2014 • FREE • Noon to 4 pm

Lake Metroparks’ Bug Day! is all about the creepy crawly world of bugs! Celebrate the exciting world of aquatic insects and their relationship with freshwater. An afternoon of free family fun includes games, demonstrations, storytelling, live animal exhibits and buggy activities of many kinds. “Bugology” degree certificates are earned by children who participate in at least five of the “buggy” activities.

Through these activities, our visitors can learn how insects are important links in the freshwater food chain and are popular prey for other aquatic animals.

Ride on miniature trains provided by the Lake Shore Live Steamers 1 to 3 pm, weather permitting. Check out The Nature Store for “buggy gifts.”

Lake Metroparks Senior Day
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
September 10, 2014 • FREE Day for EVERYONE ages 55+ • 9 am to 1 pm

Lake Health will offer free health screening from 9 am to 1 pm. Screenings include blood pressure, body mass index, osteoporosis and cholesterol testing. Screenings available by registration only. To register, call Lake Health at 440-953-6000 or 800-454-9800. Event also features Lake County Probate Court presentations and a vendor showcase featuring products and services important to today’s seniors.
Senior Day admission: Lake County Residents and seniors 55+: Free w/ valid ID
Out-of-county visitors: Farmpark admission applies

Village Peddler Festival

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Saturday, September 13, 2014 • 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 • 10 am to 5 pm

Enjoy a fall afternoon in the country at this outdoor marketplace filled with more than 150 craftsmen, music and the aroma of food cooking outside. Also enjoy our harvest market of apples, jams, and jellies and our bulk foods country store.
Admission: $7; ages 60+, $6; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free; No discounts apply; Farmpark members, Free

Fall Harvest Weekends
Lake Metroparks Farmpark • 9 am to 5 pm
Farmpark admission applies

September 20 & 21 Antique Tractor Show
September 27 & 28 Music Weekend
October  4 & 5 Apples
October 11 & 12, 18 & 19 Corn & Pumpkins

Barnyard BBQ Bash
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
October 4, 2014 • 5 to 9 pm
Fundraiser for the education programs at Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Tickets required

Autumn Open House
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
October 5, 2014 • FREE • Noon to 4 pm

Enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of autumn in Northeast Ohio. Journey through fall colors on miniature steam trains, 1 to 3 pm weather permitting, get creative with a craft, learn how wildlife prepares for the coming season and hike one of the many park trails. The Nature Store will be open.

Halloween Hayrides
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2014
Ride times: 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm

Family-oriented fun. Rated PG-5 on the “scare meter.”
Halloween Hayrides feature a narrated hayride along a trail filled with family-oriented thrills, chills, and adventures. Encounter upside down skeletons, falling spiders, and a lagoon with a mysterious creature! Many “fright” sites will leave you with goose bumps or giggles!

After riding on the wagon, visitors continue their journey with a walk along a haunted trail through Festival Field. The ‘Evolution of Dance’ featuring the glowstick dancers is back again by popular demand! Dress for the weather -- rides go rain, snow or shine!
Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets sales begin September 8 for Lake County residents and all Farmpark members. Out-of-county visitors may order beginning September 15.

Magical Whooloween

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
October 17 & 18, 2014
5:30 to 10:30 pm

This is a non-scary Halloween alternative for families with children ages 2 to 11 years old, featuring storytelling, crafts, games, night hike, nature facts, snack, and miniature steam train ride. The Nature Store will be open with autumn accents.
Pre-registration required; fee applies.

Visit or call 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 to register.

The Wild Days of Winter Game - A Taste of Nature
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015 • FREE • Noon to 5 pm
Open Christmas Eve noon to 3 pm; closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Play along on the magical indoor winter wonderland at Penitentiary Glen Reservation. Get in the action of The Wild Days of Winter on a life-sized game board. Take a turn and move along from space to space, and discover through interactive play the many things that nature gives to us in winter. Activity pages, crafts, refreshments available. Snowshoe rentals weather permitting. Visit the Nature Store for all your holiday shopping needs.

Dryland Sled Dog Challenge
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

The Dryland Sled Dog Challenge features a sanctioned race with prizes awarded in each category. Join mushers and their teams from the United States and Canada as they compete for the best time over a two-mile course. Enjoy the excitement of dogs and humans working together. Take time to meet the dogs and handlers and discover this exhilarating sport open to all breeds of dogs. Regular Farmpark admission applies.

Click here for information about the Trailbreakers Sled Dog Club of Ohio and the Dryland Sled Dog Challenge or call 440-645-3483 or 440-256-2122 x3063.

Farmpark Toy Workshop
November 28 through 30 • 11 am to 3 pm

Children (ages 2 through 11) select from a wall full of wooden toys the one they want to build and sit down with one of Santa’s elves to put the toy together, complete with drills, power screwdrivers, and of course hammer and nails. The children then paint and glitter their new toy. Regular Farmpark admission applies.

Country Lights
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
November 28, 29, 30 and December 3 through 23, 2014 • 5 to 9 pm

Build a wooden toy in Santa’s Workshop, enjoy a wagon ride through thousands of lights; visit Santa in his sleigh, wander through model train and old fashioned toy displays; visit with Farmpark animals, and enjoy special presentations. Dinner and snacks available in the Café; no reservations required.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets sales begin November 7 for Lake County residents and all Farmpark members. Out-of-county visitors may order beginning November 12.

Farmpark Toy Workshop
December 26 through 30 • 11 am to 3 pm
December 31 • 11 am to 2:30 pm

Children (ages 2 through 11) select from a wall full of wooden toys the one they want to build and sit down with one of Santa’s elves to put the toy together, complete with drills, power screwdrivers, and of course hammer and nails. The children then paint and glitter their new toy. Regular Farmpark admission applies.