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  • Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:11 PM | Deleted user
  • Saturday, October 05, 2013 9:00 PM | Deleted user
    A huge thank you to all the great members (new members and veteran members) who volunteered for this weekends Kids Closet! We appreciate all your help and hope you will consider volunteering again for spring kids closet!  
    Thanks for helping out at our biggest fundraiser of the year!

  • Friday, September 27, 2013 11:20 AM | Deleted user
    We've added some new pages to the site.  
    1.  There is now a Section under Members Only for the Meeting Minutes.  If you weren't able to attend      a meeting and want to know what you missed, you can find the minutes in this section.  
    2.  Board Members - we've added a Minutes Section to this as well
    3.  Board Members - 'How to' Section, we've added a page that includes step by step instructions for        things you might need to navigate this site (ex: sending out mass emails, Entering Events, etc).          *We will continue to add these as we do them.  

    Have a request for something on this site, or how we can improve it?  Please visit the thread under the Members Forum and post it there.  
  • Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:33 PM | Deleted user
    It's Cleveland Browns season again and we teamed up with Ticketmaster to bring you discounted tickets to see the Cleveland Browns!

    Our group members can get a great deal for the following games:

    Jaguars vs. Browns Sun 12/01/13 1:00 PM
    Bears vs. Browns Sun 12/15/13 1:00 PM

    To purchase tickets, please go to Members Only and then Outings to receive the promo code to purchase discounted tickets.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:16 PM | Deleted user
    Our speaker at our Oct. 14th Meeting is Pediatric Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Victoria Norton.  If you have questions about childrens behavior issues, advice, specific questions you'd like answers to, or topics you'd like to hear about, please submit them below (all responses will be anonymous).  

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  • Monday, September 23, 2013 10:55 AM | Deleted user
    We've added a Twitter account! You can now follow us for up to date information @alecpta

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:30 PM | Deleted user
    Looking for a fun, fall activity that is appropriate for all members of your family - from the littest ones to teens? Check out the Lorain County Metroparks Carlisle Reservation in Lagrange, Ohio, which is kicking off its annual "Halloween Fair" this weekend.

    The Halloween Fair, which features a haunted trail, train and tractor rides, entertainment, and more, runs on October 14, 15, 21, 22, 29 and 29. Admission is just $2, but those under 42" are free. Parking is also free, and food and games are available for a nominal fee. LCMP will also continue the tradition of collecting canned food for Second Harvest Food bank, and encourages attendees to bring a canned food item along to help those in need during the coming holiday season.

    For more information, visit

    Who: All ages.

    What: Halloween-themed Fall Family Fun including Haunted Trail, Choo & Tractor-pulled hay wagon rides, entertainment, games, food, and kid-friendly fun.

    When: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 5-10 pm; stations along the Trail become “Haunted” at 7pm.
    Where: Carlisle Reservation’s Carlisle Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Rd., LaGrange.
    Cost: Haunted Trail admission $2 per person; under 42 inches FREE! Food, Games, and some kid-friendly attractions available for the usual nominal fee.
  • Monday, September 09, 2013 10:19 AM | Deleted user
    Preschool Sports is a program for kids, ages 3-6 and includes Tot T-Ball, Basketball, Football and Soccer. Classes one hour long, held once a week for 5 weeks. We teach basic sports fundamentals including physical fitness, listening and following directions undefined and we make it fun.
    For more information please visit their website:  Preschool Sports: Fall Registration
  • Thursday, September 05, 2013 10:06 AM | Deleted user

    Please mark your calendars for Wednesday October 23rd for our first "Dine-in" Fundraiser of the year!! It will be held at BW3's in Avon Lake and both dine-in and carry-out options will be available.  

    **More details to follow**
  • Friday, August 30, 2013 10:43 AM | Deleted user

    Today is the day, in less than 9 hours the gates to the Finest Fall Family Attraction will open for the 2013 season!  Pumpkin Village has something for everyone.  They have not one but two corn mazes, sweet hay rides through the orchard, a 311 foot super slide, the famous COW TRAIN rides, 70 foot jumping pillow, total access to the Jump Park with the brand new School House filled with corn!!!!  This is the place to be every weekend this fall.  The hours for Pumpkin Village are Fridays 3p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  There are eight different themed weekend festivals for the next two months, so it’s always something new and fresh.  I can’t think of a better place to watch the changing of the season then Mapleside Farms, you can smell the apples in the air!  What are you waiting for?  Come on out and start MAKING MEMORIES that will last a lifetime!!!!  For complete schedule click here: Mapleside Farms Event Calendar.  Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH  44212

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