Geauga Gems hike

Enjoy a 1-mile hike over mild terrain on the Duane Ferris Trail of Eldon Russell Park from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 31. Dress for the weather and registration is required at 440-286-9516.

View the night sky

View space through telescopes around the plaza at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 13 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. If cloudy, there will be an indoor planetarium presentation. Register for only one session at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Astronomy night with CVAS

Join members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society to observe the wonders of the night sky using the restored telescope from 7-11 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Nassau Astronomical Station at Observatory Park, 10350 Clay St. in Montville, just north of the main campus entrance. The program will be canceled in cloudy conditions. This program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. A limited number is allowed in the building at one time. All programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Journal about maple sugaring

Adults can learn basic journaling techniques to record nature observations from 9:30 a.m. to noon or from 1:30-4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Oak Room, West Woods Nature Center, 15139 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Russell. The topic this month is the maple sugaring process. Part of the program is outside so dress accordingly. Fee of $20 for in-county residents and $24 for out-of-county residents includes a journal, pen and pencil. Registration is required by phone only at 440-279-0880.

Trade tunes on WebEx

The Maple Town Tune Traders Virtual Jam Session is from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 25. Register to play, sing or simply enjoy in the audience. Musicians of all levels, genres and instruments are welcome. Presented via the free software WebEx, a link to join will be available upon registration at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Explore nature by moonlight

Join the Geauga Gems for a naturalist-led ski or hike to the Maple Highlands Trail and possibly the Buckeye Trail by the light of the moon from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Meet at the Boathouse at Headwaters Park, 13365 Old State Road in Huntsburg. Enjoy apres ski in the lodge overlooking the reservoir before heading home. If there is no snow, there will be a hike; call after 2 p.m. on program day to check conditions. Ski rental is available in advance from Geiger’s, 50 Shopping Plaza in Chagrin Falls (440-247-4900). A special rental rate for this program applies: $17 for pick-up on Friday and return on Monday during business hours. Registration is required at 440-286-9516.

Planetarium shows upcoming

Learn what to watch for in the night sky at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Register for only one session. Call 440-286-9516 for more information and registration. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, all programs and events are subject to change or cancellation; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out. Social distancing is required, and face coverings are required for all indoor programs and events.

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