simplyjake PRO 3:21pm, 30 November 2007
Stuff to do this weekend:
some things run all weekend and some asre one day events. I would double check to see.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.

What: Call for Artists
(Art Gallery, Fundraisers)
Where: Local Girl Gallery
(16106 Detroit, Lakewood, OH 44107, 216-228-1802, Map)
When/$: Saturday, Dec 1, 2007, 7:00 pm $5

Looking for artists to design glasses(wine, champagne,etc) to be auctioned off to benefit the Lakewood Commission on Agings-Senior Programs---glasses must be dropped off by November 24, 2007
Family Friendly
What: Holiday: WinterFest - Breakfast with Santa
(Exhibits, Film, Holiday)
Where: Great Lakes Science Center: Omnimax Theater
(601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114, 216-696-4573, Map)
When/$: Saturday, Dec 1, 2007, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, $20

Enjoy a merry morning filled with a healthy dose of goodies for the body and the brain. Visit with Santa, make a holiday craft that you can take home, participate in a story-telling activity and see "The Polar Express" on the six-story OmniMax screen. Plus free parking and admission to the Great Lakes Science Center for the day.
What: Candy Wonder Land
(Holiday, Exhibits)
Where: Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
(8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440-951-6122, Map)
When/$: Friday, Nov 30, 2007, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Price Info Not Available

Relive your childhood memories and celebrate the holidays with Lake Metroparks this year at the Candy Wonder Land exhibit, featuring scenes inspired by everyone's favorite childhood board game, Candy Land.
This elaborate holiday exhibit, back by popular demand, drew more than 20,000 visitors in 2005 and 21,000 in 2006. Play along with the family on a life-sized game board as you pass through peppermint woods cross over gumdrop mountains, travel through lollipop forest and wind your way down the colorful trail to home sweet home in this holiday display.

Exhibit opens Saturday, November 17. Exhibit hours are Noon to 5:00 p.m. daily through January 1, 2008. The exhibit has special hours Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (noon to 3:00 p.m.) and is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Call: 440-256-1404

What: Lesser known masterpieces of animation
Where: Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Cinematheque
(11141 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106, 216-421-7450, Map)
When/$: Monday, Dec 3, 2007, 7:00 pm Price Info Not Available

Dave Fleischer, assistant professor of digital arts/animation at the Cleveland Institute of Art (and great nephew of legendary animators Dave and Max Fleischer), presents a program of classic cartoons and animated short films from around the world. Beginning with two silent masterpieces, Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) and Ladislaw Starewicz's The Cameraman's Revenge (1912), and continuing through Hollywood studio cartoons and some notable independents, Fleischer will introduce and discuss some of the most inventive - and downright wild - work ever done in this field. 35mm/16mm. Total running time approx. 120 min. Special admission $10, Cinematheque members & CIA staff $7, any student with I.D. $5; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.

What: Country Lights at Lake Metroparks Farmpark
(Exhibits, Holiday)
Where: Lake Metroparks - Lake Farmpark
(8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440-256-2122, Map)
When/$: Friday, Nov 30, 2007, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Price Info Not Available

Country Lights is a fun-filled celebration of the season featuring holiday lights, horse-drawn wagon rides, animal fun, and of course, Santa's Workshop.
Dates: November 30, December 1 - 2 and 7 - 9, and 11 - 23.

Times: Evening activities run from 5 to 9 p.m.

What: Holidayfest 2007 - German Chriskindl Market
(Ethnic, Fairs/Festivals, Holiday)
Where: Lock 3 Park
(200 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308, , Map)
When/$: Saturday, Dec 1, 2007, 11:00 am Price Info Not Available

German foods are served in the nearby Hutzenstub, and figure skaters from the renowned Chemnitz Skating Club will show off their moves and jumps at shows on the huge outdoor ice rink, where you and the kids can skate free.
The Chriskindl Market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except Mondays, through the festival. Holidayfest runs through New Year's Eve.

For a schedule of shows and events, go to

What: The Murphy Irish Arts Center Irish Dance Sponsorship "Jump the Pond" Benefit
(Ethnic, Food/Dining, Fundraisers)
Where: Willoughby Brewing Company
(featured logo, Willoughby, OH 44094, , Map)
When/$: Sunday, Dec 2, 2007, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Price Info Not Available

The Murphy Irish Arts Center in Beachwood is preparing to send 32 local children to the 2008 World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast.
"Jump the Pond" will help support possibly the largest airlift of dancers ever sent to the worlds by an Ohio Irish dance school.

The brew-tasting and silent auction runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Willoughby Brewing Co., 4057 Erie St., Willoughby. Wasted at the Wake will play.

For more information, call 216-292-5829.

What: Light Up Lakewood
(Fairs/Festivals, Holiday)
Where: Lakewood
(Lakewood - General, Lakewood, OH 44107, , Map)
When/$: Friday, Nov 30, 2007, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, FREE

Lakewood's downtown business district will be bustling during a festive holiday kickoff and tree ceremony. A half-mile stretch of Detroit, from Marlowe to Arthur will be closed to traffic and transformed into a holiday spectacular for entertainment on multiple stages, holiday activities, refreshments and good cheer. Including a visit from Santa Claus and other festivities.

What: True Value Vintage
(Art Gallery, Exhibits, Young Professionals)
Where: The Pop Shop
(17020 Madison, Lakewood, OH 44107, 216-227-8440, Map)
When/$: Saturday, Dec 1, 2007, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm, FREE

The Pop Shop Gallery is proud to announce it's 3rd annual True Value Vintage show, a show dedicated to toys, video games, and childhood memories. On Saturday December 1st, from 1-4pm and 6-9pm the festivities will fill the Pop Shop. In addition to the TVV show, we will be housing a holiday jewelry show by DD Design, 2 show's for the price of one! Show sponsors include Big Fun (1814 Coventry Rd) one of Cleveland's most youthful stores, Mullens bar (located next to the gallery) which will house the after party that evening, and DD Design housing its classic and fashionable jewelry wares. True Value Vintage will run from December 1st-30th. Gallery hours are 12p-7pm Monday-Friday, by appointment on Saturday, and closed on Sundays.

What: Holiday: WinterFest - Cleveland Public Power Holiday Lighting Contest
(Exhibits, Holiday)
Where: The Arcade
(420 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113, 216-575-1234, Map)
When/$: Friday, Nov 30, 2007 Price Info Not Available

Winners will be announced by Dec. 22. Look for more information at Public Square in the Arcade.

What: Tinsel Town Party - A Holiday Celebration for Families
(Dance, Other, Shows)
Where: Idea Center at Playhouse Square
(1375 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, , Map)
When/$: Saturday, Dec 1, 2007, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, see description

TINSEL TOWN PARTY is a holiday celebration for the whole family! Join us after the matinee performance of Ballet San Jose in Dennis Nahat's The Nutcracker. Not only is Santa Claus coming to town, but Cleveland Indians' own purple celebrity Slider and The Cavs' Moon Dog too! Plus, a certified ballet dance instructor will be hosting complimentary ballet lessons. TINSEL TOWN TEA is one of many events held throughout the year by Playhouse Square Partners as a means of engaging the community with the performing arts at Playhouse Square. All proceeds from TINSEL TOWN PARTY benefits Arts Education at Playhouse Square. Reservations for TINSEL TOWN PARTY can be made by calling 216.771.4444 ext 3247 or online at Adults $7, Children $14, Family of Four $35.

Family Friendly
What: Holidays: WinterShow 2007: "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"
(Exhibits, Holiday, Home & Garden)
Where: Cleveland Botanical Gardens
(11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, 216-721-1600, Map)
When/$: Friday, Nov 30, 2007 Free with Garden admission

Snowy scenes, displays based on the popular holiday song -- and of course, gingerbread houses galore.
Friday, November 23 - Monday, December 31
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Open Wednesdays until 9:00 p.m.

What: Holidays: Christmas at the Farm
(Holiday, Other)
Where: Parma Historical Society
(6975 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129, , Map)
When/$: Sunday, Dec 2, 2007, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, FREE

Vintage decorations, refreshments and entertainment. Sponsored by the Parma Area Historical Society. Call 440-845-9770.

What: Holidays: Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival
(Exhibits, Holiday)
Where: Blossom Music Center
(1145 W. Steels Corners Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223, 330-920-8040, Map)
When/$: Friday, Nov 30, 2007 $15 per carload

On Thursday, November 15, the 2nd annual Blossom will "flip the switch" on an animated, two-mile drive-through lighting display that sprawls across the wooded grounds of Blossom Music Center.
From November 15, 2007 through January 6, 2008 more than 300 individual displays will illuminate the evening sky over Blossom in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In all, a professional design team will use some 2 million lights to create the Festival?s more than 35 major scenes

What: Holidays: WinterFest - Holiday CircleFest
(Fairs/Festivals, Holiday)
Where: University Circle
(11150 East Blvd. , Cleveland, OH 44106, 216-791-3900, Map)
When/$: Sunday, Dec 2, 2007, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm, FREE

University Circle institutions will present Holiday CircleFest, a family event featuring music, exhibits, shopping, food and holiday cheer from 1:00-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 2.
CIM offers a variety of festive performances, a great opportunity to hear a performance in the new Mixon Hall, from harpists to a tuba ensemble. And since it's hard to get to the North Pole, CIM will bring Santa to you. See Santa play music, sing songs and bring the kids to their feet to dance in this special series of exclusive videoconferences. Families won't want to miss this opportunity for a virtual visit with the jolly old elf himself, live from the North Pole.

Refreshments will be available for purchase in CIM?s new lobby. Ring in the season with entertainment for all ages.

Call (216) 791-3900 or visit for a schedule of activities.
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