Memorial Day Weekend Events

GENEVA

Lake Erie Monster Summer Crawl at Geneva-on-the-Lake

5504 Lake Road East Geneva-On-The-Lake, OH

May. 25 – Sep. 3, 2018

LAKE ERIE MONSTER SUMMER CRAWL SHIRT TIME!  Earn Your Shirt Through September 3rd.  The Artwork For This Year Is Still A Secret!

FB: HighTide Tavern & Betty’s HighTide Fun

(440) 466-7990

5504 Lake Rd E, Geneva-On-The-Lake

FMI: BettysBar@HighTideTavern.com

 

Conneaut

Conneaut Memorial Day Parade

Main Street Conneaut, OH May. 28, 2018

Enjoy a small town celebration of Memorial Day in downtown Conneaut. Event kicks of from the American Legion on Broad Street in Conneaut and proceeds down Main Street.

 

 

TACO LETTUCE BOATS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 10oz can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Romaine lettuce leaves, for serving
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese, diced onions, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, fresh cilantro or green onions We cooked a bag of rice and threw it with the meat.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef/turkey and garlic, breaking up chunks, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes with chiles, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper and let simmer until the sauce is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To serve, spoon turkey mixture into individual lettuce leaves with desired toppings.

Lighthouse Cruisers Cruise-Ins

Event Start: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 06:00 PM

End End: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 08:00 PM

Check it out HERE

Go to Conneaut Township Park on Thursday evenings to enjoy classic cars, food, music and a beautiful sunset. The event begins at 6 pm and ends at dusk. Bring your classic car or just go to enjoy the beautiful cars.

 

 

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

 INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped- I used frozen chopped spinach.
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Whisk over medium-high heat until it starts to thicken. Add the spinach and sundried tomatoes and let it simmer until the spinach starts to wilt. Add the chicken back to the pan and serve over pasta if desired.
 
Notes
*If you are serving over pasta and like it saucy, definitely double the sauce.
Recipe Adapted from recipecritic.com

Earth Day Activities

Last year it was sunny and beautiful outside

Why is it still snowing?

SUN 4/16/2017

 Actual Temp
77° /60°
TODAY 
36° /30°
A couple of squalls, 1-3″

Things to do this weekend for Earth Day!!

Kids Club: Earth Day-Themed Crafts at Michaels

Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in-store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10am-noon
Where: Michaels locations across Northeast Ohio
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included

MAKEbreak Tie-Dye T-Shirts at Michaels

Enjoy creating bright and cheery tie-dye accessories. Buy the t-shirt or tote bag and the rest of the supplies will be provided. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 1pm-3pm
Where: Michaels locations across Northeast Ohio
Cost: Buy the t-shirt or tote bag and the rest of the supplies will be provided.

 

FREE Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration in Mentor

Join in this annual Celebrate Earth Day event and learn how to live your greenest, most sustainable lifestyle. Make and take home upcycled crafts, learn about local flora and fauna, discuss environmental products and lifestyle choices with a plethora of experts. Kids and adults welcome for the food, fun, and eco-friendly Earth Day festivities. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10am-2pm
Where: Eleanor B Garfield Park, 7967 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060
Cost: FREE

 

Party for the Planet at Cleveland Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Learn how you can help the planet, Dance in the Earth Day Celebration Zone, and create some Earth-friendly crafts. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10am-5pm
Where: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Cost: FREE with paid zoo admission

 

FREE Earth Day at Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Celebrate Earth Day with your family this spring and discover many ways to help our earth be a healthier planet. Earth-friendly family fun includes an eco-fair, Earth Day Marketplace, tree for each family, wildlife programs, games and crafts. Miniature train rides, weather permitting. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, April 22, 2018; 12pm-4pm
Where: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
Cost: FREE

 

FREE Arbor Day Tree Seedling Giveaway at Holden Arboretum

Holden Forests & Gardens will hold a free seedling giveaway at both the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden from 10am to 4pm on Friday, while supplies last. One seedling per family. The seedling giveaways are sponsored by the Bartlett Tree Experts and Davey Tree. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, April 27, 2018; 10am-4pm
Where: 9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
Cost: FREE

 

FREE Live Green Canvas at Pat Catan’s

Celebrate Earth Day at your local Pat Catan’s with your own Live Green Canvas! Paint a tree and then dab paint for the vibrant, green leaves or add poms to bring the tree to life. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018; 1pm-3pm
Where: Pat Catan’s stores across Northeast Ohio
Cost: FREE

 

Celebrate Earth Necklace at Pat Catan’s

Celebrate at your local Pat Catan’s and paint your own necklace. Be inspired and paint a tree. Show your love with a large heart. Or, paint our home. Either way, you’ll be able to show your support for Earth Day by joining in this fun weekend craft! {Find Out More}
When: April 7-8, 2018; Sat: 10am-noon, Sun: 1pm-3pm
Where: Pat Catan’s stores across Northeast Ohio
Cost: FREE

FREE Earth Day Project at Pat Catan’s

Celebrate at your local Pat Catan’s and paint your own necklace. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10am-noon AND Sunday, April 22, 2018; 1pm-3pm
Where: Pat Catan’s locations across Northeast Ohio
Cost: FREE

Easy Canned Biscuit Donuts

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated biscuits
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Peanut (or Vegetable) Oil For Frying

INSTRUCTION

  1. Pour oil into skillet to the depth of a little less than ½ an inch and heat on medium to medium-high for about five minutes. In a bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Using a small round cookie cutter, cut the center out of each biscuit. Drop dough into hot oil, watching carefully and turning when golden. Once doughnuts are golden on both sides, remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all dough is cooked, including doughnut holes.
  3. Press both sides into cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

 

pictures shown are the biscuits cut into four pieces then we made a hole in the center. They work better for little fingers.

 

GARLIC TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • Balsamic GLAZE (optional and as seen in picture)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine oil, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add tomatoes and toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Bring to room temperature before serving. Cut bread into 24 slices; toast under the broiler until lightly browned. Top with tomato mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

Vernal Pool Expedition and Discovery Day at The Nature Conservancy SAT 7th

CHECK OUT THIS EVENT NEAR YOU

Event Start: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 05:00 AM

End End: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM

 

Vernal Pools are small but very dynamic wetlands that blossom with life every spring to the accompaniment of a cacophony of sounds. They also play an important role in improving water quality, controlling flood waters, and providing habitat for wildlife. Join Ray Stewart, from the Ohio Wetlands Association, to learn more about these special pools, and how you can help monitor pools in your neighborhood. Please join us to discover vernal pools and their Hidden Wonders.

9:00 am – Welcome and registration (beverages and snacks)

9:30 am – Introduction to Vernal Pools Presentation

This introduction to vernal pools will explain the nature of vernal pools reasons for their rich biological diversity and seasonal explosion of life. There will be a brief discussion of the challenges and need for the conservation of these unique habitats.

10:15 am – Citizen Scientist/iNaturalist for Vernal Pools Presentation

iNaturalist is a free online utility and smartphone app used to document field biology observations. This presentation will identify the key features of this program and how it will be used by the Ohio Vernal Pool Network to document and explore the diversity of Ohio’s Hidden Wonders.

11:00 am – morning hike to explore pools and gather specimens

12:15 pm – bring your own bag lunch (beverages and snacks available)

*Our afternoon session is especially family friendly.

1:00 pm – Nature Center opens-  Show and tell of macroinvertebrates from morning collection session.

2:00 pm – Macro-Invertebrates Presentation

Often equated with ‘insects’, macroinvertebrates represent a broad expanse of curious life forms that contribute to the dynamic ecology of vernal pools. This presentation will show a representative range of organisms and peculiar attributes that belong to this little-known fauna.

3:00 pm – afternoon family hike to nearby vernal pools to see what lies beneath the surface.

*Children 17 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult

Location:

Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center

3973 Callender Rd, Rock Creek, OH 44084

Contact:

440-563-3081 | www.nature.org/bissellnaturecenter