Events Near You

Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race

Old Harpersfield Rd Geneva, OH
Apr. 27, 2019

An annual springtime tradition; experience an eight-mile canoe and kayak race from the Harpersfield Covered Bridge (Ashtabula County) to Hidden Valley Park south entrance (Madison) on the wild and scenic Grand River.

This race features a “maddest hat” contest. Awards to top three finishers in each race category (determined by skill level and boat type).

Register with Lake Metroparks
For more information, contact Brian Davidson at 440-256-2118 x4110 or bdavidson@lakemetroparks.com

Run for the Swamp

391 West Washington Street Painesville, OH

Apr. 27, 2019

Support The Nature Conservancy Saturday, April 27 at the second annual “Run for the Swamp” 5K. This road race will take runners through Painesville, along the Lake Metroparks’ Greenway Corridor and through Lake Erie College’s beautiful campus.

Registration for the 5K is $20 through April 12th and includes a race t-shirt. Registrations made April 13th through race day will be $25.

Register online at https://my4.raceresult.com/113295/

For more information, please contact Leah Jackson, college events director, at 440-375-7223 or ljackson@lec.edu.

ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT at HIGH TIDE 8 PM

Last Weekend Was For The Kids And Family… Tonight It’s All About You.  Hunt For Easter Eggs Filled With Adult Novelties.

FB: HighTide Tavern & Betty’s HighTide Fun

(440) 466-7990

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

FMI: BettysBar@HighTideTavern.com

Event Start: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 08:00 PM

Contact:

Betty Sickinger
(440) 466-7990
BettysBar@HighTideTavern.com

Events Near You

Spring Bird Feeder

1259 Route 307 Jefferson, OH
Apr. 10, 2019

Join local, Mark Meyer, as he displays and explains the best feeds and tips to attract migrating birds to your backyard feeder.

Free & open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a chair and your questions.

You may want to explore the park afterward; wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Lunch & Learn

56 S. Broadway Geneva, OH

Apr. 16, 2019

“Improve your health and vitality” FREE with a reservation.

Call 440-466-4368 to reserve a seat.

Bissell Nature Center Open to the Public

3973 Callender Rd. Rock Creek, OH
Apr. 6 – Oct. 27, 2019

At the Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center, dynamic exhibits and programming bring the natural history of Morgan Swamp Preserve to life. The Nature Center offers many programs including workshops, guided hikes, natural history presentations, and more. Special programs are available to schools and groups.

The Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center at Morgan Swamp Preserve is open Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm April through October.

Morgan Swamp Preserve is open year-round, dawn to dusk.

Spring Fever

Here are a few ideas to get out of the house this spring

Woodcock Watch at Hatches Corner

5467 OH-7 Conneaut, OH
Mar. 30, 2019

Join your guide, Marc Hanneman, as it is time to search for the Timberdoodle performing its courtship display! The American Woodcock normally starts its elaborate “sky dance” on a calm  “warm” evening in late February. This mating ritual usually starts just after sunset and can last well into the night.

Plan to meet in the parking lot off of Rt 7.

Ages 8 and over. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

No Fee.

 

Build Trails with The Nature Conservancy

3973 Callender Rd. Rock Creek, OH
Mar. 30, 2019

Join us for a day of learning about conservation in Northeast Ohio and how you can get involved! Participate in a trail maintenance and bridge building activity with The Nature Conservancy.

Ice Wine Events Near You

Spring Hill Winery
Where: 6062 S. Ridge Rd W.Geneva,, OH
When: Mar. 8 – 10, 2019

Go out to the Winery at Spring Hill and help us celebrate our 10 year Anniversary with our FIRST EVER “Fire & Ice Weekend!

All weekend long they will be offering the following:

$10 food specials

Friday the debut of our newest hard cider “Fired Up”

Ice Wine and Dessert Pairing

Wine Tasting Specials

Ice Sculpting Demos all day Saturday

All Weekend Entertainment

Sunday Personal Celebrity Chef Lisa Delgado Dinner Event

 

15th Annual Ice Wine Festival

Where: 5750 Madison Rd. Madison, OH
When: Mar. 2 – 16, 2019

Join Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards & St. Joseph Vineyards for Ohio’s 15th Annual Ice Wine Festival, a progressive tasting of the ice wine produced in the Grand River Valley. 
Each winery will provide a sample of their ice wines along with a complimentary appetizer. Enjoy a featured event at each establishment.
Our neighbour winery up the road, South River Vineyard will also be serving their ice wine and be sure to stop at Red Eagle Distillery for an Ice Wine Cocktail with complimentary logo glass.

Cost is $6 at each winery, which includes wine samples, an ice wine glass at each winery, appetizer and special events. (Bring in a canned food item to help support our local food banks and receive $1 off per person.)

 

 

Ice Wine Festival 2019

Where: 5585 State Route 307 Geneva, OH
When: Mar. 2 – 16, 2019
Join the Wineries of the Grand River Valley for the 15th Annual Ice Wine Festival  Saturday, March 2nd, 9th & 16th  12-5pm
Ferrante Winery & Ristorante
Debonne Vineyards
Grand River Cellars
Laurello Vineyards
St. Joseph Vineyards

Sample the finest Ice Wines in the Valley & Enjoy Appetizers are each winery.  $6 per person at each participating winery Bring a canned food item and receive $1 off your ticket. All donations are sent to the local food bank.

Birdtacular events near you!

Great Backyard Audubon Bird Count

3973 Callender Rd. Rock Creek, OH

 

Feb. 17, 2019

 

For twenty years, the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology have been collecting data through the Great Backyard Bird Count. Last year alone, 160,000 people worldwide monitored bird feeders and reported data to the website. This information is used to determine the health of the various bird species’ populations to determine what needs to be done to better protect them. Obviously, the overwhelming amount of data couldn’t possibly be accumulated by the few poorly funded professionals. That is where citizen science excels at providing them with the data they need to protect the birds.

The Bissell Nature Center is hosting a bird monitoring event on Sunday, February 17, from 12-4 p.m.! Area Naturalist Chuck Fletcher will demonstrate how the monitoring is done, how the tally is made, and how you can register and report your data if you wish to survey your own bird feeder. Every report helps, and you can monitor for as little as 15 minutes or as long as you like! All of this will be done from inside our beautiful Bissell Nature Center – no need to step foot outside! The public is invited, and no RSVP is necessary.

For more details, visit: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/about-great-backyard-bird-count

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Birds of Prey – Live Animals at the Library

142 West Main Street Andover, OH
Feb. 27, 2019

The Andover Public Library Presents “Birds of Prey” with live wildlife from the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center.

Get up close and personal with some of the area’s magnificent birds of prey including a live falcon, hawk, and owl. Learn about these birds’ characteristic features, discover their adaptations and natural history, and explore their critical role in our environment. Find out what you can do to help birds of prey and the world we share.

Tamarak Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center
Presenter: Rick Wyman

Sponsored by the Friends of the Andover Public Library

SNOW SCULPTURE COMPETITION

January 19th, 2019

Andover Public Library is hosting the 1st Annual Snow Sculpture Competition to allow community members to put their creativity to the test as they compete to build the ultimate snow sculpture. All ages are invited to participate. Groups with participants 13 and younger must have at least one adult aged 18 or older in the group. Maximum of 6 people per group. Sculptures should represent the “Inspiration at the Library” theme.
The sculptures can be anything from snowmen to forts, or even ice sculptures, as long as they do not portray obscene images. Remember this is a family friendly event. Contestants will have three hours to build their sculpture. The sculptures will be judged at 1 PM the same day. In the event that we do not have snow (or enough snow) to hold the competition, the Andover Public Library will provide indoor/outdoor “snow” activities.

1. Each team can have a maximum of 6 participants. This is an all-ages event, but teams with participants
under the age of 13, must have at least one adult (18 or older) in their group.
2. A completed entry form must be submitted to the Andover Public Library by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
3. The entry form will state what you are building.
4. Each sculpture must have at least one team member present at their statue at the time of judging.
5. Teams can use anything to create their sculpture. The Andover Public Library will not be providing anything. The sculptures can be any height, width, or length as long as there is no vandalism of property. Sculptures may only be built on the garden lawn area. No sculptures permitted in the parking lot or on sidewalks. The Andover Public Library has the right to disqualify any sculpture that portrays obscene images and is at the discretion of the Andover Public Library director and/or staff.
6. People cannot be a part of the sculpture, but props and any other material can be used to add to the sculpture. The sculpture should be mainly built out of snow. Failure to comply with this rule may result in disqualification.
7. The building can begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 19. Building and construction can occur anytime before 1 p.m. that same day.
8. Sculptures will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, effort, correlation to the “Inspiration at the Library” theme, and detail/appearance. All judges’ decisions are final.
9. Winning team members will receive a special award and prize.
Snow Sculpture Competition Judging Criteria:
Sculptures will be judged based on creativity, appearance, and use of a theme. Profane or obscene sculptures are not permitted and will be disqualified and destroyed.

Sam Rardin, son of Robert Service High School teacher Joel Rardin, shapes the the eye of a cougar made in snow during the snow sculpting competition in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 25, 2012. The snow sculpting contest is part of Fur Rendezvous, celebrating 77 years of this festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Creativity (0 –10 points)
• Does the final product convey an original idea?
• Does the final product utilize materials effectively/creatively?
Use of Theme (0 – 10 points)
• Does the group incorporate the “Inspiration at the Library” theme in a way that makes sense?
Detail/Appearance (0 -10 points)
• Is the final product neat?
• Does the final product include details that help make it more appealing?
Effort (0 – 10 points)
• Does there appear to be a considerate amount of time put into building the sculpture?
• How complex is the sculpture?

First Friday – Home for the Holidays- Ashtabula

ONE DAY only, Dec 7th you will enjoy UNPRECEDENTED HOLIDAY SALES AND FREE GIVEAWAYS at MOST downtown businesses! Whatever you are looking for, Educational Toys, Books, Home Furnishings, Carpeting, Art, Photography, Specialty Picture Framing, Unique Tattoos, Beauty Products, Natural/Organic Products, Health & Beauty, Fitness, One-of-a-Kind Music and Books, Unique Clothing, Stocking Stuffers, Food, Wine, and more!

Enjoy FREE holiday refreshments every store you visit.

Visit and take selfies with Santa Claus (kids of all ages 4-8 ). Take pictures with Mrs. Claus, FREE Christmas Crafts for Kids, Christmas movies, Free Live entertainment!

Stroll Main Ave. to see the magical window displays!

Located on Main Ave Ashtabula, OH

Dec. 7, 2018

10-8 PM

GIVEAWAY

Visit Cornelius Park and Vote for your favourite decorated Christmas tree.

Win a FREE Live 8ft Christmas Tree! (Courtesy of Manners Christmas Tree Farm).
EVERY business you visit, you will receive a free raffle ticket and be entered to win a Live 8 ft Christmas Tree. Visit 10 businesses you receive 10 entries.  No purchase necessary to win, the winner will be announced at 8:00 pm at Framed on Main Gallery.

 

Lights on the Lake

Lights-on-the-Lake

Event Dates ​Friday, Saturday, Sunday — November 23 thru December 30   6:00pm – 9:00pm

——Special Days and Hours——

Dec. 24th, and 25th.   6:00pm – 8:00pm

Drive through a majestic holiday light display on Lake Shore Park’s 54 acres! Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

Location:

Lake Shore Park

1700 East 1st Street, Ashtabula , OH 44004

Cost of admissions

$5 per vehicle

Buses – $1 per person

Mini Buses – $20

SPECIAL EVENTS

Santa Claus, Nov. 23rd, Nov. 30th, Dec. 7th, 14th, and 21st

Light’s on the Lake Walk Through, Nov. 29 6-8pm

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Nov 30th, Dec 1st, Dec. 7th, 8th,14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd (Call the Crow’s Nest at 440-964-2696 to make arrangements)

Help Your Neighbor Night, Dec. 7th, 8th, and 9th

More infomation can be found here>> https://www.aclotl.com/