Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Maple Sugaring

It's that time of year when the Maple Sugar begins to flow!  A sure sign that Spring is right around the corner, one of my favorite seasons!!!  Cannot wait to see all the signs of spring, birds returning/migrating, flowers peaking their heads out of the ground....

Please join us at the Cleveland Metroparks to learn about Maple Sugaring!  We will:

Walk through time along the Sugarbush Trail to see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern sugar farmers. The History of Maple Sugaring hikes will lead to the Sugarhouse, where we can watch sap being boiled into delicious, 100-percent pure maple syrup. 

Date:  Friday, March 15, 2013
Time:  1PM

This is a FREE event!!!!!

Location: Maple Grove Picnic Area is located off Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, south of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted - near the Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted

The number for the group tour is 30, please contact Kim at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com to reserve space for your family!!! Thank you and looking forward to seeing you all :)

Afterwards visit the Rocky River Nature Center or enjoy a Metropark hike, let's see what the day brings!

"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys."  Song of Solomon 2:1

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Passover - Maltz Museum Tour/Seder Meal

God is good!  Please join us for a day filled with amazing symbolism between Judaism and Christianity.  We will begin with a Jewish Heritage tour at the Maltz Museum to learn about Passover, then tour the Synagogue (there on site), and conclude with a Seder Meal!  Praising Him for putting Stacey in our life to help organize and make this event even better than I could have thought possible!!!!

And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover.  Matthew 26:19

A Passover Seder is a service help as part of the Passover Celebration.  It is observed on the first night of Passover and sometimes the second night as well.  The Seder service concludes with a dinner.  A book called the "Haggadah" is used to lead the service and means "the telling".  The Haggadah contains instructions for the Seder, blessings and the Passover story.

There are 15 parts of the ritual service and food is an important symbolic element of Passover.

Friday, March 1, 2013 
11:00  AM Maltz Museum/Passover/Synagogue tour, then approximately at 12:30PM we will begin the Seder Meal

Admission is $3/child and $5/adult for the museum

Seder Meal $2-3/person

The tour will be geared towards K - 5th grade.  The tour will last approximately one hour, then we will tour the Synagogue/Temple and end with the Seder Meal.  Please bring a snack (no nuts) so the kids (and you?) will have a happy tummy while they participate/learn about the Seder Meal.  This will not be a full Seder Meal, just the elements that represent symbolism.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Please email Kim at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com with the number in your family that will be attending.  Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

We may need the admission cost and to purchase nibbles for the Seder Meal upfront?  I will email everyone interested if that is the case....Thank you! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

McKinley Day!

McKinley Day - January 26, 2013

Celebrate President William McKinley's birthday at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum with this fun day filled with activities for the entire family!  Admission will ONLY be $5 for this special day.  All of your favorite McKinley Day activities will be back again this year, including:
*  An open hearth cooking demonstration (with samples!)
*  Civil War re-enactors
*  Special shows in Discover World
*  Planetarium shows at 1:00 and 2:00 PM
Our Museum Cafe will again serve lunch from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.
A highlight of the festivities is always the moving Wreath Laying Ceremony, where local veterans and a General representing the White House lay wreaths in memory of the President.  As the strains of "Taps" echo in the cold winter air, it is a time to remember the life of Canton's favorite son, William McKinley.
The museum is open 9AM - 4PM
McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
800 McKinley Monument Drive NW
Canton, OH 44708
Telephone : 330.455.7043

Friday, January 11, 2013

FREE Day at ZOAR Village

Saturday, April 6, 2013
11AM - 4PM

Visit ZOAR Historic Village for their Season Opening!  FREE admission for Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas County residents!!!

Costumed guides will demonstrate life in 19th century life! 

Historic Zoar Village
198 Main St.
Zoar, Ohio 44697

Admission:  $8/Adult; $4/Child

Monday, January 7, 2013

Homeschool Bowling!

What a great deal!  The Fast Lane in Barberton has a homeschool bowling program on Thursdays at 2pm, ongoing.  The cost is ONLY $3 per child for two games and shoe rental.  Also, they have a big slide in the back bar area the kids can enjoy when they are done bowling.
The Fast Lane Bowling
193 Wooster Rd N. #7 (Magic City Plaza Basement) 
Barberton, OH 44203