Event Calendar

Events for Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sensory Consult
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Does your child hate "itchy” clothes? Is your child bothered by noises or have difficulty with busy environments? Are you concerned about your child’s frequent meltdowns and difficulty interacting with others? Does your child frequently spin, jump and crash his or her body into things? If so, come to our Sensory Consult where you and your child will meet with a pediatric occupational therapist from Abilities First. This consult is open to children ages 18 months-12 years. Your child will be encouraged to engage in some activities while you complete a checklist. You will also learn strategies to help him or her at home. This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.
Location:
Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
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"Bringing Down the Dam; Freeing the Falls"
7:00 PM
For 100 years Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls has coexisted with a 420-foot by 60-foot dam. Now that dam is being studied for removal. Summit Metro Parks is excited by the potential benefits of the removal both to the park district and to the region. The park district has taken the lead in organizing support, facilitating stakeholders and conducting public outreach.

This presentation will examine the interwoven story of the Gorge dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park. It is a fascinating tale of gravity and water, of scenic beauty and contamination, and of competing economies. Mainly, it is the account of how our vision for use of the gorge has evolved. This evening's program will feature the transformative benefits of dismantling the dam and "Freeing the Falls" which currently lie drowned under this obsolete mass of concrete.
Location:
North Olmsted Library
27403 Lorain Rd.