Strawberry Festival, Mini Chefs & Father's Day: A Weekend Planner

There's too much happening this weekend to spend it at home


Where/When: 9150 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, Thursday through Sunday

Why Go: This festival features food, entertainment, carnival rides, strawberry shortcake, chocolate strawberries, games, a parade and the Miss Kirtland contest. Hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 2 p.m. Sunday

Why Go: Dads and kids can get outside and explore during this event. Turn over logs and rocks, scoop critters and look for life at the Marsh.

Hikes are free with registration at rdonalds@cmnh.org or 440-257-0777.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Why Go: Whip up some fun during the Super Duper Mini Chefs event.

This is a free culinary event that shows kids the fun side of food through hands-on activities like pretzel rolling with Auntie Anne's Pretzels, making sundae with Max & Erma's and special demonstrations from the .

Kids can also try out the new iCarly Groovy Foodie! game, in stores this week. (Check out photos from )

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Lakeland Community College, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Why Go: Lakeland invites women of all ages to explore science and engineering opportunities.

Examine options and challenges, talk with like-minded professionals, learn what others are doing and become inspired and empowered to move in a new direction.

Please RSVP by calling 440-525-7322 or emailing womenscenter@­lakelandcc.­edu.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 11 a.m. Saturday

Why Go: The Garfield and the Civil War Tour discusses the Civil War career of James A. Garfield and that of his brother-in-law, Joe Rudolph. After learning about Garfield's experience at the Battle of Chickamauga and Sandy Valley, the tour moves to the third floor suite in the Garfield Home, where General Rudolph lived with his family during the late 19th and early 20th century.

The tour is about 90 minutes and begins at the Visitor Center. Reservations are required. Participants must be 16 years or older.

Pricing: $15


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