’s List of Kids Events

As I mentioned earlier this week, I resigned and now have two weeks left of work.  Which means, lots to do/transition/get done and not much time for writing or thinking of anything else.  The pay-off for the anxiety and heart palpitations I am now experiencing at night when I go to bed is that I get to leave to Hawaii three days after I leave work.

Point being, I don’t plan on writing much these next few days, but will try to provide any info I come across as it relates to what to do with the kiddos around Cleveland during these times of beautiful, cold and clammy weather we are experiencing.   I must say though, it is perfect weather for toboganning at the Chalet in Strongsville…and then warming up with a bit of hot cocoa after.   Yum!

Anyhow, has a weekly enewsletter that goes out, and is now planning to focus even more on promoting all there is for cool kids in Cleveland.   Here’s a list of kids events included in this week’s issue, and make sure to check out the Kids Podcast for the week as well as the rest of this week’s newsletter here.

Girls With Wings announces a new series of presentations being held through the Lakewood Community Recreation and Education Department. This is an interactive and inspirational event for girls ages 5 – 12. Learn from a professional pilot, hear about her training and career, and then learn everything there is to know about flying a plane with hands on instruction. Q&A session follows. Empowering fun for girls; classes on Sat 1/24, Sat 2/21 and Sat 3/21 from 10AM – noon. Registration at

Learn Through Play The weather outside might be frightful, Heights Parent Center is cozy and delightful for kids and their parents alike. Their Drop-in Play programming and learning sessions guarantee safe, stimulating, social play with your child and a provides a great way to meet other families with children the same age. They’ve also got a Toy Lending Library, which really makes us all bigger fans of HPC than we already are here at CC.

Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny PlayhouseSquare’s “Discovery Theatre” series for families features Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and their amazing puppetry, scenic effects and original music. These two quintessential kids’ books explode with life at the Ohio Theatre in January. Call 241-6000 for schedule and details, or visit

The Tri-C High School Rock Off Semifinals showcase the region’s best high school rock band talent starting Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10 at the House of Blues on Euclid. The rest of January is Rock Off Month, with semifinals continuing on weekends leading to the “Final Exam” Sat 1/31 where the band competition gets hot and heavy. Advance tix from participating Rock Off performers, HOB box office (if any tickets remain available). Details and performers at tix online at

New World Children’s Theatre Playwriting Workshop hits the North Water Street Gallery in Kent this Sat 1/10 from 2 – 3PM as a part of Standing Rock’s cultural arts programming. Kiddos aged 7 – 17 (limit of 10) will get hands-on experience and see their work culminate live on stage! More students will be added once the play is written and the production begins in April. North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Kent. Sign-up w/ Jeff at 330-673-4970.

Mummy Mania is the latest installment of the hands-on fun at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. This Kids-Only Workshop hits Sun 1/11 at 12:30PM, but things are filling up, so make your reservation now. Unlock the mysteries of Ancient Egypt! And don’t miss their SANDstruction! exhibit going on now! Over 70 tons of sand transforms their exhibit hall into a giant construction site. Coolness!!  

Let me know if you go, now that I’ll soon be a SAHM, I’ll need as many ideas as I can find for getting the toddler out of the house to have some fun!

Until next time,



One Response

  1. ref: Mummy Mania
    Have you heard about the new children’s book? Called The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, it’s a thrilling adventure for two young boys, whose fun trip to Egypt turns into a dangerously exciting quest to uncover an ancient and mysterious secret.
    Young explorers will enjoy an interactive journey through Egypt, following Justin and Adam’s exciting adventure on Readers can also browse the first chapter of the book and there is a Book Glossary for interested readers. Those who survive the journey and manage to translate the Curse of Thoth will be able to read the first chapter in Adam and Justin’s next adventure—The Search for the Stone of Excalibur—as they hunt for the Scroll of the Ancients. T-shirts, mugs and Stones of Power are available for purchase on the site.
    The book is available internationally through and selected online book sites as well as Barnes & Noble Book Stores.

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