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 http://www.WRHS.org 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 http://www.ClevelandOrchestra.com or call 231-1111.

HELP PAWS 4 A Cause
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. http://www.PawsOhio.org.

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 http://www.MSohiowalk.org.

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 http://www.CleMetZoo.com.

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 http://www.LakeMetroparks.com 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 http://www.CVSR.com or call 330-657-2000 for tickets and info.

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