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March 2018

The Campbell Brothers @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$25.00 - $30.00

This concert is co-sponsored by Tri-C Jazzfest and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Campbell Brothers present Sacred Steel: African-American gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocal. This tradition emerges from the House of God Keith Dominion Church, where for over sixty years it has been an integral part of worship and a vital, if little known, American tradition. Pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest in this…

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Dinner in the Valley: Demystifying Superfoods

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stanford House, 6093 Stanford Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$55.00 - $60.00

You’re comfortable with blueberries, kale, and salmon, but what about turmeric, kefir, and chia seeds? Learn more about how to incorporate superfoods into your everyday meal plans, and enjoy a delicious meal packed with nutrients and antioxidants, prepared by Chef Larkin Rogers. The Conservancy's Dinner in the Valley is a unique dining experience that will give you a personal connection to the food you eat, the chef who prepares it, your fellow diners, and your national park. Gather around a shared table…

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April 2018

Lyceum Lecture – Fran LeMasters: Pollinators, the Nature of Butterflies

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free - $10.00

Butterfly expert Fran LeMasters will give a lecture on the intricate and delicate lives of pollinators and butterflies, specifically Monarch butterflies. Topics of discussion will include the pollinator and butterfly lifecycle and how they adapt to the environment at different stages of development; the chain of the impact of environmental changes on pollinators, butterflies, and humans; the effects of habitat loss on the Monarch population; and cultivating plants which attract pollinators and encourage pollinating activity. Fran LeMasters started a small…

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Volunteer Orientation

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unnamed Venue, Emailed to you the week of the event.
Peninula,
Free

This Volunteer Orientation is designed to provide prospective volunteers with information about the park's mission, vision, and partners. Learn about CVNP's expectations and standards for volunteers and gain confidence as a CVNP volunteer. We also introduce those in attendance to over 100 volunteer positions that the park offers. We look forward to meeting you! Sincerely, Volunteer Management Office volunteer@forcvnp.org (330) 657-2299 * The location of this Volunteer Orientation will be emailed to you the week of the event.*

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Weekend for Junior Girl Scouts

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - April 15 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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Join us for Junior Girl Scouts fun in Ohio's National Park! Spend the weekend at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to complete requirements for the First Aid and Geocacher badges. All programming, meals, and lodging are provided so troop leaders can relax and enjoy the activities with their scouts. Programming will focus on requirements for badges and experiences that emphasize activities taking place in the natural world. Register Today PROGRAM LEADER Kevin is a program coordinator at the Education Center…

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Sierra Hull @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$28.00 - $33.00

This is where a preternatural talent becomes a natural woman. Sierra Hull plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved. Alison Krauss, a Grammy award winner, says of Hull, “I think she’s endless. I don’t see any boundaries. Talent like hers is so rare, and I don’t think it stops. It’s round.” Hull came to us as a bluegrass thrush, a teen prodigy. Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when…

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Dinner in the Valley: From Senegal to Savannah — How African Food Traditions Shaped American Cuisine

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main Street
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$30.00 - $60.00

Before becoming staples in North America, many foods made their way across the ocean via the transatlantic slave route between the 16th and 19th centuries. Fresh from penning the African American Heritage Cookbook, highlighting African-American heritage foodways, Chef Larkin Rogers will prepare a meal featuring authentic African-American recipes from the 1700 - 1800's. The Conservancy’s Dinner in the Valley is a unique dining experience that will give you a personal connection to the food you eat, the chef who prepares it, your fellow…

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Lyceum Lecture – Doug Tallamy: Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free - $10.00

Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. It is specialized relationships that provide our birds with insects and berries, that disperse our bloodroot seeds, that pollinate our goldenrod, and so on. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. Tallamy will explain why this is so, why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the…

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May 2018

Cub Scout Weekend

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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Cub Scouts join us for fun in Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Spend the weekend at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to pursue activities for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos, and earn the National Park Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger certificate and patch. Register Today PROGRAM LEADER Kevin is a program coordinator at the Education Center where he focuses on developing summer, scout, and special weekend programs. He spends all year brainstorming fun adventures, games, and other ideas to make your child’s…

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Celebrating Moms at Trail Mix Peninsula

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trail Mix Peninsula, 1600 West Mill Street
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
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Did your mom introduce you to Cuyahoga Valley National Park or did she inspire a love of nature causing you discover Ohio's national park? If yes, join us on May 10, because nothing says love more than a gift that gives back, and in this case to your national park. We invite you to join us for an evening of free wine, cheese and the help of our knowledgeable staff to find that perfect gift for your perfect mom. Come browse…

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