Looking for teachers for the immersive environmental science program: Talk of the Towns

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – The Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking Cuyahoga County STEM teachers to apply for the First Rings First Scholarship Program.

Through the immersive outdoor experience, teachers will benefit from professional development and incentives, graduate credits, classroom equipment, support for field trips and much more. . Space is limited for this exciting scholarship.

“The FRFF program provides environmental science opportunities to get students out into nature, use their problem-solving skills, conduct student-directed research, and develop leadership skills,” said said fellow scholarship participant Catherine Woodruff.

“Great opportunities for students to explore nature-focused career paths, practice sustainability, and explore real ways to be more environmentally conscious in our choices. Everything has consequences, and this educational opportunity gives students real-world experiences to participate and become more involved. I am proud to represent my school district in this initiative.

Scholarship participants will be eligible to receive:

  • A $300 stipend
  • Three free graduate credits from Ashland University ($540 value)
  • Training offered for Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), Healthy Water-Healthy People, Wonders of Wetlands, Project Learning Tree Green Schools, Green Jobs, Places We Live and Focus on Risk, Project Wild: Aquatic and Science & Civics (value of $145) )
  • Workshops and tours held at Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Preserve, University of Akron Field Station, Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, Watershed Stewardship Center, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Gardens Cleveland Botanicals and outdoor learning sites
  • Classroom Water Quality Monitoring Equipment ($550 Value)
  • Opportunity to participate in a 2023 student symposium and career fair, with a chance to win cash prizes.

For more information or to register, contact Jacki Zevenbergen, Stormwater Education Program Manager, at [email protected], 216-503-1338 or www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/first-rings-first-fellowship.

Community Theatre: Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater presents the comedy ‘Unnecessary Farce’.

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, a embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his accountant wife, while in the next room two undercover cops wait to videotape the meeting.

But there’s some confusion about who’s in which room, who’s being filmed, who took the money, who hired a hitman – and why the accountant keeps stripping naked.

This hilarious Paul Slade Smith show runs September 2-17 at the Broadview Heights Spotlights Theatre, 9543 Broadview Road (next to the Broadview Heights Police Station). Show times are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. There will be a matinee on Sunday at 3 p.m. on September 11.

Adult tickets are $15; seniors and students are $12. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.broadview-heights-spotlights.org/theater/shows/unnecessary-farce/.

The show is directed by Chris Bizub and directed by Lisa Mortensen. It includes John Peters, Brianna Boyko, April Needham, Luther “Pete” Robinson, Casey McCann, Shane Stahl and Margaret Hnat.

The co-producers are Stephanie Malfara and Annette Phelps. For any questions, contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Garage sale: Brecksville will have its second annual citywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 27. No registration, permit or fee required. Have fun creating your own sign to put up at the end of your driveway starting August 25th.

If you are considering disposing of your treasures that have not been sold, wrap them up and contact one of the many agencies that collect these items. Don’t leave them at the curb for the service department to pick them up before your regular trash day.

Hungarian holiday: Plan to visit the biggest Hungarian festival in Ohio from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on September 4 at German Central Park, 7863 York Road in Parma.

Presented by the Hungarian Friends of American Scouting, the 66th Hungarian Festival features delicious food, live musical entertainment, colorful authentic folk costumes, folk dance lessons and more.

The festival will open at 10:30 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony, followed at 11 a.m. by Catholic and Protestant church services in Hungarian.

The kitchens open at noon and serve Hungarian specialties including chicken paprikas with dumplings, stuffed cabbage, Hungarian sausages, grilled pork steak, pancakes filled with jam and “lángos” (fried dough). Café Budapest will offer delicious pies, pastries, strudels and espresso coffee. All food is available for take out.

Live musical entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon by local talents Walt Mahovlich and Harmonia and, from Chicago, Alex Udvary and his band.

The Hungarian Scout Folklore Ensemble and members of the Scout Troops will perform in their colorful and authentic folk costumes from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be free Hungarian folk dance lessons for all ages.

DJ Laszlo Bohar will play Hungarian hits from 6 p.m. until closing time. Programs such as a live animal show, free children’s activities, soccer game, book fair, folk arts and crafts, souvenirs and novelty items for sale will complement the festivities.

All proceeds will benefit and support the activities of nearly 250 Boy Scouts and Hungarian Boy Scouts in northeast Ohio. The first Hungarian Scout Troop in North America was established in Cleveland in 1951.

Admission is $9; free for children under 10 years old. Parking is free, with handicap spots near the front door and ADA accessibility throughout the park. No coolers and no pets please.

The festival is supported by a generous grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Bethlen Gabor Foundation in Hungary.

For more information, call 440/582-1233 or visit www.csbk.org.

North Royalton Community Festival: Join your neighbors August 26-28 as the town celebrates community pride at the 136th annual North Royalton Community Festival, sponsored by the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce.

There will be rides, games, food, entertainment and more.

The parade kicks off at 3 p.m. on August 28, making its way from St. Albert the Great Church to City Green. Thereafter, Ridge Road will remain closed for the remainder of the evening.

The fireworks display — sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38, Laszeray Technology LLC and First National Bank — will wrap up the weekend festivities at dusk on Aug. 28.

Let the communities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights and North Royalton know what’s happening with your organization, church, school, business or family. Email me at [email protected].

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