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October 2014

Make a Difference Day

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 3:30 pm

Make A Difference Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday of October. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, it is the nation’s largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you! Together with its hundreds of carrier newspapers, in collaboration with Points of Light and the generosity of Newman’s Own, USA WEEKEND rallies millions in a single day to help change the nation. Give recognition to volunteers and donations to charity. Helping others on…

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Cheese Making Class with Larry Reuter

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kent Free Library,
312 West Main Street, Kent,
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Wed, October 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Cheese Maker Larry Reuter will lead a class in home cheese making. Larry was a cheese maker in Wisconsin and New York State during his career. He will make fresh mozzarella during this class while discussing the steps in cheese making at home. He will also have samples of other cheese made at home. Larry will share resources, equipment and recipes for home cheese making. Registration is requested and begins September 24; spaces are…

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View the Eclipse Dix Park 5:30 pm

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dix Park,
7318 SR 44, Ravenna Township, 44266
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Thursday October 23rd View the Eclipse Dix Park 5:30 pm Join the volunteers of the Portage Park District in viewing the partial solar eclipse at dusk. Our Sky Ranger will have special viewing glasses and will share information about this and other astronomical events. 7318 SR 44 Ravenna Township. From the intersection with SR 14 go north on SR 44 about 3/4 of a mile to park entrance on east side. info@portageparkdistrict.org

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Ravenna Downtown Merchants Halloween Walk

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Ravenna Merchants

The annual Downtown Merchants Halloween Walk event will take place on Saturday, October 25th from 1 pm – 3 pm (immediately before city wide trick-or-treating).  This ‘Trick-Or-Treat’ for business event features merchants in the downtown Ravenna Area opening their businesses and handing out treats to individuals visiting their shops.  So put together your best Halloween costume and come downtown to celebrate Halloween and see what our downtown merchants have to offer!  

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Fall Frolic at Dix Park

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dix Park,
7318 SR 44, Ravenna Township, 44266
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Saturday, October 25th Fall Frolic  Dix Park 1:00 pm Join Portage Park volunteer naturalist Joe Malmisur as we walk through Dix Park learning about the true color of leaves. We will use the true color to correctly identify trees and also learn how to ID trees by their bark. We will also look for signs animals make as they prepare for winter. Who knows maybe we will see the Great Pumpkin! info@portageparkdistrict.org

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Spooky Spiders & Bats – A Halloween Craft

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Moebius Nature Center,
929 E. Mennonite Road, Aurora, 44202
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What makes spiders and bats so appropriate for Halloween? Their mysterious ways and secret hiding places keep us mesmerized. We’ve got a special craft, just right for a Halloween celebration. Join us as we cut up lots of black craft paper, glue google eyes, and create netted wings as we make our own spider and bat friends. We’ll also learn about these wonderful creatures during the craft time, so that we better understand their role in nature and our fragile…

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