Free Fun Friday events for October 26, 2012

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Below is a list of Free Fun Friday events you, your family, and friends can take part in today Friday October 26, 2012.

 

Art & Exhibits
35th Annual Mayfield Area Recreation Council Art Show

When: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Mayfield Library|-6080 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village

Details: Join staff at the Mayfield Library for the 35th Annual Mayfield Area Recreation Council Art Show. This exhibit runs through Sunday, October 28 during library hours. For more information on the art show, call the Mayfield Library at (440) 951-4088.

Jungle Series Quilt Exhibition

When: 9:00 a.m.

Where: Wayne Center for the Arts|-237 South Walnut Street, Wooster

Details: Join Kathryn Arango as she presents her colorful art quilts at the jungle Series exhibition at Wayne Center for the Arts. These narrative quilts illustrate Arango's newly published memoir, "Jungle, Solitutde, Dreams" which captures her adventures living in Colombia among exotic animals like jaguars and anacondas.The exhibition runs through Saturday, October 27.For more information on the exhibit call the Wayne Center for the Arts at (330) 264-2787.

Capital Punishment in Ohio Exhibit

When: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Cleveland Police Museum (Justice Center)|-1300 Ontario Street, Cleveland

Details: Learn the history of capital punishment in Ohio. From public hangings to electrocutions, this exhibit explores how the final fates of criminals have been carried out in the state since 1803. The exhibit also includes an up close look at "Old Sparky," Ohio's first electric chair. For more information, call the Cleveland Police Museum at (216)623-5055.

"Inside Out and From the Ground Up"

When: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland|-11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Details: Check out this inaugural exhibit at MOCA Cleveland's new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. This exhibit spreads throughout the museum and features contemporary practice, physical constructions, scaled paintings, and experimental film and video. The exhibit runs through February 24, 2013.

Art in the Kitchen at PAA

When: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Peninsula Art Academy|-1600 West Mill Street, Peninsula

Details: Join artists at the Peninsula Art Academy for a hands-on exhibit of art you can use in your kitchen. The exhibit runs through Saturday, November 17. For more information call the Peninsula Art Academy at (330) 657-2248.

 

 

Education & Training

Excel II – Hands-On Class

When: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Rocky River Public Library|-1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River

Details: Join staff at the Rocky River Public Library for a hands-on tutorial on the Microsoft Excel. Learn the basics of the program, including entering and editing information, formatting characters, creating basic formulas, and working with worksheets. Also learn how to move and copy information, create formulas, work with functions, format numbers, and review printing features. To register ahead of time, call the Rocky River Public Library at (440)333-7610 extension 5503.

Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology Presents "The Impact of IP on Public Health"

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: University of Akron School of Law|-150 University Avenue, Akron

Details: Join University of Akron law professors as they team with the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology to discuss the impact of IP on Public Health. This public panel discussion will moderated by Professor Emeritus Jay Dratler Junior and feature professors Frank Pasquale, Andrew Torrance, Jim Chen, and Katharine Van Tassel. For more information on the panel discussion, contact the University of Akron School of Law at (330)n 972-7331.

 

 

Health
Book Discussion for Those Touched by Cancer: "Breakfast with Buddah"

When: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Gathering Place|-23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood

Details: Join staff at The Gathering Place as they host this drop-in support group for those coping with a cancer diagnosis. Enjoy breakfast while discussing Roland Merullo's "Breakfast with Buddah." This fictional piece is about a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place. Discuss the concepts of "Breakfast with Buddah" and how they apply to the cancer journey. For more information on the book discussion, call The Gathering Place at (216) 595-9456.

Yoga for Those Touched by Cancer

When: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Where: The Gathering Place|-23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood

Details: Join staff at The Gathering Place for some gentle, restorative exercise. This exercise session will help improve muscle tone and flexibility for those dealing with cancer treatments. To register ahead of the event, call The Gathering Place at (216) 595-9456.

Exercise Class for Those Touched by Cancer

When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: The Gathering

Place Richman Family Wellness Center|-23295 Commerce Park, Beachwood

Details: Join staff at The Gathering Place for an exercise class designed for those coping with the side effects of cancer treatment. This exercise session includes resistance training using light weights, bands and balls, and strength equipment. Written medical authorization from your physician is required. New participants must first contact Beth Roth for an assessment prior to attending class. To register ahead of the event, contact Beth Roth at roth@touchedbycancer.org or call The Gathering Place at (216) 595-9456.

Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Education Series

When: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Hospice of the Western Reserve (Summit County)|-150 Springside Drive Suite A-100, Fairlawn

Details: Join the Hospice of the Western Reserve Summit County team and train to become a volunteer through this education series. Teen volunteers and adults interested in serving as a receptionist, public speaker, or community outreach specialist are asked to attend the first three training sessions. Adults interested in volunteering directly with hospice patients are asked to attend all seven training sessions in the series. For more information on the volunteer education series, call the Hospice of the Western Reserve Summit County post at (330)800-2245.

 

 

Kids & Family

Tales for Tots

When: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Medina County Park District Wolf Creek Environmental Learning Center |-6100 Ridge Road (OH 94), Sharon Township

Details: Join Medina County Park District staff for a hands-on story time about bats. This family-friendly event is geared toward children ages 3 to 6 and features a walk through the bat house. To register ahead of the event, call the Medina County Park District at (330) 722-9364.

Special Needs Family Fun Fridays

When: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Shaker Heights Library Play and Learn station (2nd floor)|- 16500 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights

Details: Join Family Connections staff and guest at today's Family Fun Friday session. The event features facilitated play time for children between the ages of 3 and 5 who have special needs. To learn more about the Family Fun Friday play sessions, call Family Connections at (216) 921-2023.

Halloween: Boo @ the Library

When: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Chagrin Falls Library|-100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls

Details: Join Chagrin Falls library staff as they host a family-friendly Halloween party. Come dressed in your costumes to paint pumpkins and enjoy spooktacular holiday tales. Treats will be provided. To register ahead of the event, call the Chagrin Falls Library at (440) 247-3556.

Parmatown Mall Trick-Or-Treat

When: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Parmatown Mall|-7793 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma

Details: Bring your little ghost or goblin to Parmatown Mall for an evening of indoor trick-or-treating. Dress in your costumes and stock up on sweets throughout the mall. For more information, call the Parmatown Mall at (440) 887-2641.

Family Friday Night: Creepy Campfire

When: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Nature Education Building|-Buttermilk Falls Parkway, Mayfield

Details: Join Cleveland Metroparks staff for a night around the campfire. Ahead of Halloween, find out which nocturnal animals go bump in the night. Dress warmly and bring a blanket. This night under the stars also features a marshmallow roast. For more information, call Cleveland Metroparks Nature Education Building at (440) 473-3370.

 

 

Music

Guest Clarinetist Ben Redwine

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: University of Akron Guzzetta Recital Hall|-157 University Avenue, Akron

Details: Join clarinetist Ben Redwine for a musical recital at the University of Akron Guzzetta Recital Hall. For more information on the performance, call the University of Akron at (330) 972-7111.

Carrie Cerino's Restaurant Carnival

When: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Where: Carrie Cerino's Restuarant|-8922 Ridge Road, North Royalton

Details: Join local bands as they perform at tonight's carnival at Carrie Cerino's Restaurant. This event is for adults only and features no cover charge. For more information on the carnival or performers, call Carrie Cerino's Restaurant at (440) 237-3434.

 

 

Outdoors

Cleveland Metroparks CanalWay Center Hunt of the Month: Spiders

When: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where: CanalWay Center|-4524 East 49th Street, Cleveland

Details: Join members of the Cleveland Metroparks for this month's CanalWay Hunt. Take a hike and find 20 spiders hidden throughout the park. There will also be live spiders on hand for you to check out. For more information on the hunt, call the CanalWay Center at (216) 206-1000.

Cleveland Metroparks CanalWay Center Spiders of the World

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: CanalWay Center|-4524 East 49th Street, Cleveland

Details: Join members of the Cleveland Metroparks as they host an exhibit of spiders from around the world. Check out a variety of spiders and tarantulas.

This self-guided tour will allow you to get as close as your comfort will allow. For more information on the tour, call the CanalWay Center at (216) 206-1000.

North Chagrin Reservation Trail Hike

When: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: North Chagrin Reservation |-3037 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village

Details: Join Cleveland Metroparks Naturalist Angelec Hillsman for a hike along the trails in the North Chagrin Reservation. Today's hike will include a six mile trek along the moderate terrain of the Bridle, Squire's Lane, Hemlock, Scenic Loop, and White Pine Loop trails. Dress appropriately. For more information, call the North Chagrin Reservation at (440) 473-3370.

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