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Connecting for Kids Outings

Connect with other CFK families through CFK-sponsored outings throughout the year. Outings offer casual, social opportunities for families to get to know each other and the community.

Outing formats will vary, based on location and host, but may include:

  • Parent nights out
  • Family meet-ups
  • Community-hosted activities (baseball games, farm visits, etc.)

For more information on a specific event, please read the outing descriptions.


    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Coleman Gardens, LLC., 763 Lear Road, Avon Lake
    • 2
    Register

    Learn about organic farming, tour the farm and help with the harvest at Coleman Gardens, LLC.

    Coleman Gardens is a small farm that uses natural growing practices and is on its way to organic certification. The fenced, 2-acre farm provides a variety of produce all summer long to families and businesses in the area, including salad lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, basil and more. Participants in this program will have the opportunity to:

    • Tour the farm
    • Participate in one of the first harvests of the season
    • Use the super-sized “salad spinner” to help clean and prepare spring mix for market
    • Sample organically grown produce
    • Ask questions about the benefits of organic produce

    Registration is limited to 10 families, due to limited parking. All ages are welcome to attend and the event is open to the entire family. Most of the farm has dirt/gravel paths; however, we were able to accommodate children with mobility challenges last year with a wagon. If you have a concern or question about access to the farm, please contact webmaster@connectingforkids.org.

    Additional Notes: Coleman Gardens produces honey and has an active bee hive. The tour does not include a visit to the hive, but those with bee allergies should take all necessary precautions. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops) to this event.

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Coleman Gardens, LLC., 763 Lear Road, Avon Lake
    • 1
    Register

    Learn about organic farming, tour the farm and help with the harvest at Coleman Gardens, LLC.

    Coleman Gardens is a small farm that uses natural growing practices and is on its way to organic certification. The fenced, 2-acre farm provides a variety of produce all summer long to families and businesses in the area, including salad lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, basil and more. Participants in this program will have the opportunity to:

    • Tour the farm
    • Participate in one of the first harvests of the season
    • Use the super-sized “salad spinner” to help clean and prepare springmailto:webmaster@connectingforkids.org mix for market
    • Sample organically grown produce
    • Ask questions about the benefits of organic produce

    Registration is limited to 10 families, due to limited parking. All ages are welcome to attend and the event is open to the entire family. Most of the farm has dirt/gravel paths; however, we were able to accommodate children with mobility challenges last year with a wagon. If you have a concern or question about access to the farm, please contact webmaster@connectingforkids.org.

    Additional Notes: Coleman Gardens produces honey and has an active bee hive. The tour does not include a visit to the hive, but those with bee allergies should take all necessary precautions. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops) to this event.

    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Every Child's Playground, 36265 Detroit Rd., Avon
    Register

    Come meet and connect with other families who have concerns about their child. A CFK staff member will be there to help facilitate relationships and match similar families, if desired.

    These events are open to children of all ages and abilities. We have made every effort to select playgrounds that are conducive to children with special needs, but we urge you to visit the CFK Parks & Playgrounds List to ensure that you are comfortable bringing your child to a particular playground.

    To view a photo gallery of Every Child's Playground click here.

    • 20 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 6679 Som Center Rd., Solon
    Register

    Come meet and connect with other families who have concerns about their child. A CFK staff member will be there to help facilitate relationships and match similar families, if desired.

    These events are open to children of all ages and abilities. We have made every effort to select playgrounds that are conducive to children with special needs, but we urge you to visit the CFK Parks & Playgrounds List to ensure that you are comfortable bringing your child to a particular playground.

    To view a photo gallery of Solon Community Playground, click here.


    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 7:05 PM
    • Sprenger Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd., Avon
    Register

    Spend the evening on the lawn of Sprenger Stadium with your entire family watching the Lake Erie Crushers take on the Gateway Grizzlies.  This is a Sensory Friendly Night where the music and audio throughout the ballpark will be turned down, and a quiet room will be available for those with sensory needs.

    We want this to be a fun, stress-free event for families. Please join with others that share similar struggles in an accepting environment. The lawn has a paved walkway that is handicap and stroller accessible. Being on the lawn means that kids have the ability to freely move about and not be confined to a seat. If your kids can't sit through a game they can race up and down the hill and have fun while you watch the game.

    The tickets are $2.50 if you buy before July 22nd. Children under the age of 3 do NOT need to purchase a ticket. Purchase your tickets through CFK and pick up your tickets game day at will call. You must be a CFK family, educator, board member or staff member to purchase the tickets at this special price.  Join now!

    After July 22nd you can purchase tickets at the door for $6 each.

    There are no refunds for this event. If the game is canceled due to rain, it is the responsibility of each individual family to exchange the tickets with the Lake Erie Crushers.


    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 85 South Rocky River Dr., Berea
    Register

    Come meet and connect with other families who have concerns about their child. A CFK staff member will be there to help facilitate relationships and match similar families, if desired.

    These events are open to children of all ages and abilities. We have made every effort to select playgrounds that are conducive to children with special needs, but we urge you to visit the CFK Parks & Playgrounds List to ensure that you are comfortable bringing your child to a particular playground.


Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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