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Monday, March 25, 2013

Get Ready for Spring at CBG!

The Cleveland Botanical Gardens has an exhibit "BIG SPRING"!  This is a larger-than-life setting.  Can you say SUPERsize me?  With humungous ladybugs, giant flowers and enormous garden tools!  Enjoy this indoor and outdoor springtime celebration featuring 30,000 beautiful flowers with their sweet scents awakening our winter slumber.  Enjoy:

*  An imaginative tea party in an enchanting woodland setting

*  Explore an indoor garden hedge maze

*  Dress up as bugs and stuff your stuff at the Toadstool Theater

*  Enjoy the outdoors with new activities and the Hershey Children's Garden

Rain or shine!

DATE:  Friday, April 12, 2013

TIME:  10:30AM (meet at 10:15AM for tickets)

ADDRESS:  University Circle, 1030 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH  44106

GROUP RATE PRICES:  PreK - 8th grade - $5.00; 9th -12th grade - $8.50; Moms $10.00 (1 Free for every 5 children)  If you have 5 or more children, you will definitely receive FREE admission...others will be lottery, so please RSVP by April 10, so I may contact those Moms!

Please contact Kim at to be included in this school group field trip!!!  The more the merrier!!!!

"Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the LORD has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters."  Numbers 24:6

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stan Hywet - One of America's Castles!!!

Please join us for a tour of one of America's Castles!!!  I LOVE, Love, love this place :)  Stan Hywet is located on 70 acres and is:

* Listed as one of the largest homes in America 
* Listed as a botanical garden
* National Historic Landmark

Youth Manor House Tour Duration: Approximately 1 Hour.  Includes guided Manor House tour, self-guided Gate Lodge, Corbin Conservatory & Gardens.

Learn about one of the co-founders of Goodyear Tires!  Stan Hywet features original furnishings from the family.

April Blooming Flowers on the Estate:

-Spring Bulbs: Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths,
-Star Magnolia
-Depending on our spring the apples, pears, and kwanzan cherries may be in bloom. That can be anywhere from late april to early may

earlybloom.jpg* Mid April through early May is the best time to see our spring ephemeral wild flowers in the dell. These include:
 -Virginia bluebells
 -Trout lilies
 -Spring Beauties
 -Dutchman’s breeches
 - And many more...(mostly small flowers/ones that bloom for only 24 hrs)

DATE:  Friday, April 26, 2013

TOUR TIME:  10:30AM (please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for payment and to be divided into smaller groups).

ADDRESS:  714 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH  44303

PAYMENT:  Youth Manor House Tour (Guided Manor tour)
$5/student; Homeschool Moms (teachers) are free;    Stan Hywet requires one payment (I will be making payment in cash), so please come prepared with correct change at 10:10AM

RSVP by April 12, 2013 to Kim at

Recommended time to enjoy the mansion and grounds 2 1/2 hours.  Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds, or food is available at Molly's Cafe'.

Please review the Museum Guidelines:

"Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”  2 Samuel 7:29

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

REEL Family Time - Cinemark

Would your family enjoy seeing new movies on the BIG screen?  For only $1 per person you can!!!  Cinemark has a Reel Family Time program.  Usually we wait until the summer to catch a movie at the special $1 rate, but now when a new movie comes out that we would like to see, we will check Cinemark to see if they are showing it!

$1.00 Admission Per Person for Parties of 3 or More

Featuring the Kiddie Combo! (Ask for Details) Program valid only at participating Cinemark Theatres. Contact your local theatre for more information. Note: Tickets for Reel Family Time are only available at the box office and are not available for purchase online. Additional charges may apply (3D).theaters.

In Ohio these are the participating locations:

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. "  Hebrews 13:2