Kids Events from This Week’s Cool Cleveland

Mary Mary Quite Contrary
Hale Farm & Village asks the question, “How does your garden grow?” On Fri 5/15 at 10AM (repeating at 1PM) kids aged 2 – 6 years old will find out! During this outing, kiddos get the opportunity to plant seeds and take some home to grow! A story and snack also is part of this outing. Visit or call 330-666-3711 x230 for more info.

The Classical Clown
The Cleveland Orchestra offers this classical dream designed for families with children ages 7 and up Sat 5/16. Come watch the sparks fly as Classical Clown Dan Kamin battles the Maestro for control of the Orchestra. Pre-concert activities introduce and extend children’s experience. Click or call 231-1111.

Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio (PAWS) will celebrate the 5th Annual “Find Your Forever Friend” event Sat 5/16 starting at 9:30 at the South Chagrin Reservation Polo Grounds of the Cleveland Metroparks. This year’s family-friendly event centers on finding homes for some of NEO’s homeless animals. Dogs and cats from PAWS and other local rescue orgs can be adopted during the event.

HELP Cleveland MS Walk
Join the movement to provide programs and services for people with multiple sclerosis by participating in “Walk MS” on Sat 5/16 starting at 9AM (check-in time) at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City (351 Canal Rd.). Walkers have the option of a 2-mile or 4-mile route by downtown sites; walkers can participate as individuals or as part of a team. Collect pledges, earn prizes. Call 800-667-7131 or visit

Bowling for Rhinos
One pin at a time, you can help the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo keepers help save the endangered species from extinction! Bowling for Rhinos hits Sat 5/16 from 6:30PM – midnight at Cloverleaf Lanes, Independence. Admission includes a night of bowling, shoe rental, snacks and beverages. A silent auction and pick-your-prize raffle are also part of the fun. Bowling for Rhinos is a national fundraiser; Cle’s animal keepers have raises $90K for ’em since 1990. Call 661-6500 ext. 4439 or visit

HorseFest 2009 hits Lake Metroparks Farmpark Sat 5/16 and Sun 5/17 from 9AM – 5PM. If your family loves horses, you’ll love this event. Held on the beautiful grounds of Lake Farmpark, this weekend celebrates the beauty of horses through demonstrations, education and other fun-filled family activities. Check out or call 440-256-2122 for more info.

A Day Out With Thomas
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad hosts the legendary tank engine starting Sat 5/16 in Peninsula. Thomas and his friends become literally larger than life for his fans. Visit or call 330-657-2000 for tickets and info.


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