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June 2019

Survival of the Kitchen: Class #1, Basic Kitchen Skills

June 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lipscomb Dining Hall, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Please note, this class is sold out! Learn your way around your own kitchen with five deliciously engaging cooking classes! Featuring hands-on instruction from our experienced chefs, we’ll cover everything you need to start your journey into culinary self-sufficiency — from what you need to set up your first kitchen to how to use a knife without losing a finger to the right way to clean a chicken. Our focus on sustainable practices will help you minimize cost and waste…

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Survival of the Kitchen: Class #2, Building Blocks

June 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lipscomb Dining Hall, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Please note, this class is sold out! Learn your way around your own kitchen with five deliciously engaging cooking classes! Featuring hands-on instruction from our experienced chefs, we'll cover everything you need to start your journey into culinary self-sufficiency -- from what you need to set up your first kitchen to how to use a knife without losing a finger to the right way to clean a chicken. Our focus on sustainable practices will help you minimize cost and waste…

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Survival of the Kitchen: Class #3, Advanced Techniques

June 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
White Pines Dining Hall, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Please note, this class is sold out! Learn your way around your own kitchen with five deliciously engaging cooking classes! Featuring hands-on instruction from our experienced chefs, we'll cover everything you need to start your journey into culinary self-sufficiency -- from what you need to set up your first kitchen to how to use a knife without losing a finger to the right way to clean a chicken. Our focus on sustainable practices will help you minimize cost and waste…

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Survival of the Kitchen: Class #4, Desserts

June 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lipscomb Dining Hall, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Please note, this class is sold out! Learn your way around your own kitchen with five deliciously engaging cooking classes! Featuring hands-on instruction from our experienced chefs, we'll cover everything you need to start your journey into culinary self-sufficiency -- from what you need to set up your first kitchen to how to use a knife without losing a finger to the right way to clean a chicken. Our focus on sustainable practices will help you minimize cost and waste…

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July 2019

Survival of the Kitchen: Class #5, Putting It All Together

July 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
White Pines Dining Hall, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Learn your way around your own kitchen with five deliciously engaging cooking classes! Featuring hands-on instruction from our experienced chefs, we'll cover everything you need to start your journey into culinary self-sufficiency -- from what you need to set up your first kitchen to how to use a knife without losing a finger to the right way to clean a chicken. Our focus on sustainable practices will help you minimize cost and waste while maximizing flavor and fun. The small…

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August 2019

Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Writing About Nature, with Lee Chilcote

August 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - August 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Stone Cottage, Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Literary Cleveland's Lee Chilcote will be your inspiring guide as you explore poetry and personal essays with a focus on nature and environment. Analyze selections from writers who make a connection between their lives and the environment, enjoy a writing exercise, and get helpful feedback and tips on your writing. Open to writers of all levels and abilities. This program is co-sponsored by Literary Cleveland. It is scheduled over three Tuesday evenings, on August 13, 20, and 27, from 6…

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September 2019

Crooked Chronicles: What’s Next for the Cuyahoga River

September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free
People canoeing on Cuyahoga River

A panel of river leaders look back on the 2019 celebration successes and discuss how we “ignite the future.” Find out what’s next for renewing the Cuyahoga River and its cities. What would you like to see happen? Panelists include: Kristin Hall, City of Cleveland, Office of Sustainability Peter Bode, West Creek Conservancy Lisa Petit, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Bill Zawiski, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Surface Water Pat Gsellman, City of Akron, Akron Waterways Renewed Moderator: Arrye Rosser,…

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October 2019

Lyceum Lecture Series: The Rise of Wolf 8

October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
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Hear the true story of Yellowstone's remarkable alpha. Join world-renowned wolf researcher Rick McIntyre as he shares the gripping true story of one of the first wolves to roam Yellowstone Park in more than 60 years. McIntyre will also share fascinating insights into wolf behavior and sign copies of his new book The Rise of Wolf 8. Here is the incredible story of a wolf who rose from runt to alpha male in Yellowstone National Park -- once home to…

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January 2020

Lyceum Lecture Series: A New Garden Ethic

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Benjamin Vogt is an author, garden designer, speaker, and owner of Monarch Gardens in Nebraska. In this talk, Benjamin explores ecology, science, psychology, and philosophy as we ponder how to embrace native plant gardens as a place to create social and cultural change in a time of climate change and extinction. Gardens are meant to celebrate the beauty of wildness and translate our emotional connection to nature, but how can they do that if they are primarily created for us…

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January 2021

Distinguished Author Series – Richard Louv

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

PLANET HOPE: Species Loneliness, Nature-Deficit Disorder and the Future of Life on Earth "Nature-deficit disorder," as Louv defined it in his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, is not a medical diagnosis, but a useful term – a metaphor -- to describe what many of us believe are the human costs of alienation from nature, as suggested by recent research. Among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses, a rising rate…

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