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August 2018

Junior Ranger: Back in the Day

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga ValleyNational Park Brecksville, OH 44264 United States
Free

Journey back in time to catch a glimpse of what life was like along the Ohio and Erie Canal. Discover how a lock works, what kids did for fun and how the canal changed this valley. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 7-12. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by…

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Chris Allen and the Lonesome Stars @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

The Lonesome Stars are an all-star cast of musicians who have affectionately “gone cowboy.” In backwoods ballads and bluegrass jams, the group pays homage to Billie Holiday, John Hardy, and the ghosts of lovers past. The alt-country group is a side project for three of the area’s top musicians: singer-songwriter Chris Allen, bassist Tom Prebish and pedal steel guitarist Al Moss. Allen and Prebish have known each other since attending first grade at St. Christopher’s in Cleveland. Family friendly activities…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Bring on the Birds

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Description Feathers, beaks, eggs, and nests - these are some of the cool things about birds. Take a short hike with a park ranger to find some of CVNP's feathered friends and explore the world of birds. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 4-6. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger…

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Jason Vieaux @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free - $21.00

World-renowned classical guitarist presents an evening of gorgeous solo guitar music. Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and earned a place on NPR’s “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far)” for Vieaux’s recording of “Zapateado.” Doors…

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Junior Ranger: Falling Waters

August 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Description Join a ranger for a geology scavenger hunt around the ledges. Can you help find all the mysterious stone treasures hidden along the trail? Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 7-12. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating in scheduled programs or completing Junior Ranger activities on their…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Meet the Unhuggables

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Description Sometimes looks are deceiving. A park ranger leads the hunt for 'un-huggable' animals and plants that are in need of friends. Discover the important roles these ugly ducklings play in nature. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 4-6. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating in scheduled programs…

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Invasive Plant Removal Drop-In – August 9

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Address will be sent via email Peninsula, OH 44313 United States
Free

Looking for a way to make a difference in Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Join us for our invasive plant removal drop-in on Thursday, August 9 to improve habitat for native plants and wildlife! Invasive species overcrowd native species, making it difficult for them to thrive, which in turn affects the wildlife in the ecosystem. Your efforts will help improve soil quality, restore native plants, and create better habitat for native wildlife. Drop-ins are a great opportunity for both first-time volunteers and…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Wild about Wildflowers

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Description Purple, pink, yellow, and orange are some of the colors growing on display. Learn about wildflowers through art, science exploration, and stories. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 4-6. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating in scheduled programs or completing Junior Ranger activities on their own. Children…

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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Writing About Nature, with Lee Chilcote

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - August 28 @ 8:00 pm
Stone Cottage, Hines Hill Conference Center 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$55.00 - $60.00

Literary Cleveland’s Lee Chilcote will be your guide to explore poetry and personal essays with a focus on nature and environment. Read selections from writers who explore a connection between their lives and the environment, complete a writing exercise, and get feedback and helpful tips on your writing. Open to writers of all levels and abilities. This program is co-sponsored by Literary Cleveland, and is scheduled over three Tuesday evenings, on August 14, 21, and 28, from 6 – 8…

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Cats on Holiday @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Cats on Holiday brings its special blend of Texas and Louisiana inspired blues, rock, roots, swamp pop, & Zydeco to Howe Meadow. “You worked hard this week, so come on down and dance some!” Cats On Holiday is a roots-based, swamp pop band that has been pleasing audiences for nearly 20 years with their own special blend of Texas and Louisiana inspired blues, rock, roots & zydeco, infused with healthy doses of original songs and poetry about urban life. They perform…

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