Library hosts virtual storytimes

Attend fall virtual storytimes with the Burton Public Library via Facebook Live every Monday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 5. Enjoy books, rhymes, songs, puppets and more. For more information, visit burtonlibrary.org or call 440-834-4466.

Get Gritty Cleveland goes virtual

The GRACEDBYGRIT Foundation, in partnership with John Carroll University’s Dare to Dream series, is hosting Get Gritty Cleveland, a free event for girls in grades seven through 12 in the greater Cleveland area. The event will be virtual this year on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon on Zoom and will teach participants to develop grit, build self-confidence, strengthen their self-awareness and gain tools to be empowered to handle challenges and setbacks. Also new this year is a companion workbook for the program for participants to apply the teachings to their personal lives.

For more information on this free event and participating speakers, or to register, visit daretogetgritty.splashthat.com.

Scout days at West Woods

Cadette Girl Scouts can discover an important role in nature while working on the Eco Trekker badge and learning to conserve, preserve and protect the great outdoors from 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell.

Webelos Scouts Walkabout Core Adventure is from 1-4 p.m. also on Oct. 10 at West Woods Nature Center. Complete requirements 1, 2, 3, 4 (partial) and 5. Start indoors for a brief opening program, then proceed outside for the hike.

Registration is required at 440-286-9516 for both programs.

Learn to college search

High school junior students can learn how to investigate colleges using Internet tools during a virtual college program at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Discover online sites to assist in the college search process based on location, size, major and more. Hosted by Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF), the virtual presentation is free on Google Meet, but registration is required at leaf-ohio.org/resource-center-sessions or by calling 440-525-7095.

Tots become spider explorers

Timbertots ages 3 to 5 with an adult can discover spiders with activities that include an art project from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 in the Lodge at Sunnybrook Preserve, 12474 Heath Road in Chester. The program is also held from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Holbrook Hollows, 7250 Country Lane in Bainbridge. All attendees must be registered, including adults and siblings. Registration is required by phone only at 440-279-0880. All programs and events are subject to change or cancellation; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out. Social distancing is required, and face coverings are required for all indoor programs and events.

Library offers create kits

Burton Public Library is offering “Take and Create Kits” for at-home learning from October through April. Each kit will provide an educational activity, all materials and instructions included. Instructors will also create a step-by-step video for each kit, which will premiere on the library’s YouTube channel each month. Stop by the library to pick up a kit, or use their curbside service. For more information on themes and kits, visit burtonlibrary.org or call 440-834-4466. Registration is required.

NDCL is ‘Home for the Holidays’

The Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin Student Activities Board (SAB) selected “Home for the Holidays” for their homecoming theme this year to celebrate being back in school after last spring’s shutdown.

This year’s homecoming will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Valentine’s Day and Christmas throughout the five days of Homecoming Week. SAB members and their advisers have planned special dress downs, raffles, activities, decorations, prizes, treats and more.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent the school from hosting a homecoming dance this year, their celebration included their traditional Homecoming Mass on Sept. 29 as well as the selection of the 2020 Homecoming Court.

Lions celebrate first month at NDCL

On Sept. 25, members of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School Class of 2024 reunited with their orientation groups from mid-August for the Freshman Community Celebration to mark their successful completion of the first month of high school.

Led by members of the senior class, the freshmen continued to build relationships with each other and their faith by participating in small discussion groups, sharing their experiences in walks around the campus and celebrating Mass together in Lion Stadium. The afternoon ended with ice cream treats for everyone.

Students connect with beach clean-up

Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin students and teachers took the school’s mission statement to heart by transforming a little part of the world by cleaning up the beach at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor last week.

In about two hours of scouring the beach, the group of 43 juniors and 10 seniors collected hundreds of items that reveal the environmental impact of recklessly discarding trash that finds its way into Lake Erie.

The clean-up included a prayer experience that focused participants on the beauty of creation and the Christian responsibility to cherish and protect the planet for future generations.

Director of Campus Ministry Halle McKeon and Director of Student Leadership Ben Lozar facilitated this experience. NDCL has sponsored the beach clean-up every year since 2013.

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