CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – Last year, Valley Art Center began a two-year focus on the four elements beginning with earth and air. The concluding exhibit, on display in January and February of 2017, is titled “It’s Elemental: Fire & Water.”

Much like the previous exhibit, this themed art show challenges artists to find creative ways to express two forces of nature that counter and complement each other. The exhibit’s juror, Kathy Skerritt, reflected on the ways that fire and water can represent a continuum of forms and meanings. “Water can be elemental as a resource, social justice issue, and sacrament,” the Cleveland artist said. “Fire can be an element of energy and light and a metaphor for transformation.” The exhibiting artists show that there are many ways to artfully convey a human relationship with fire or water using observation, metaphor, imagination, symbolism and humor. It’s Elemental: Fire & Water will be on display from January 20 until March 1, 2017..

Running concurrent with the show is an exhibit of astrophotography by local astronomers. “Beyond the Blue: Images of the Universe from the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society” features beautiful photographs of our larger landscape.

Join the artists and Valley Art Center community for an opening reception for both exhibits on Friday, January 20 from 6 to 8 P.M., free and open to the public. Guests will be able to view the night sky through telescopes, weather permitting.

Contact Valley Art Center at 440-247-7507 or valleyartcenter.org. VAC is located at 155 Bell Street in Chagrin Falls. While at VAC, treat yourself or a loved one by signing up for an art class or workshop.

 

Valley Art Center is member supported and receives support through Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture, The Ohio Arts Council, and several other organizations and individuals.


 
 

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Girls STEAM Club

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Attention girls in grades 2-5: Looking for an awesome challenge? The Girls STEAM Club will meet monthly at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library to explore topics such as robotics, stop motion animation, art, coding, fashion, and design. Registration requested for this free program (440-247-3556)

Cookies & Cocoa Snowshoe Hike

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

January 24 @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (15 spots left) $15.00 When & Where January 24 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Reservation: South Chagrin Reservation Facility: Look About Lodge 37374 Miles Rd, Bentleyville, OH 44022 Latitude: 41.57295 Longitude: -81.42184 About Categories: Fitness/Health, Hiking/Walking, Outdoor Recreation Cost: $15 Ages: 10 years & over with participating adult Equipment Provided: Equipment, cookies & hot cocoa provided Activity Level: easy to moderate Phone: 216-341-1704 Email: or@clevelandmetroparks.com Bring Completed Waiver: View Document Equipment List: View Document…

Read Around the World Storytime

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Caregivers and their children ages 18 months and up are welcomed to join us on a trip around the world through language, music, and stories at the Chagrin Falls Branch. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

Brain Fitness

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come to the Chagrin Falls Branch Library to exercise your brain with Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP. Research supports the fact that challenging your brain is an important component of successful aging. For three Wednesdays in December we will do different exercises. This Wednesday we will learn about Keeping Your Brain Sharp. Registration requested for this free program (440-247-3556)

Baby & Me Storytime

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Caregivers and their children ages Birth -18 months are welcomed to the Chagrin Falls Branch Library for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

Sign Me a Story Storytime

January 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Caregivers and their children ages 18 months and up are welcomed to join us at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library for an interactive storytime where children and caregivers will learn several new sign language signs each week. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

CFHS Museum Open

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society Museum is open every Thursday from 2-7 PM and on Saturdays from 11 AM-3PM. For access to the Museum at other times, call Museum Curator Pat Zalba at 440-247-5209 to make an appointment.

CDFF Winter Series: “Following Seas”

January 27 @ 7:30 pm

As a part of CDFF's Winter/Spring film series, we're hosting two exclusive parties at the CDFF World Headquarters featuring specialty drinks, small bites and not-to-be missed films from the Fest. On January 27, chase away the winter blues and join the Griffith family on their 10 year adventure across the world aboard a 53-foot sailboat in the film Following Seas (trailer: http://www.followingseasfilm.com/), winner of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival "Emerging Filmmaker" Award. $20

CFHS Museum Open

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

New Saturday Hours

Chinese New Year Celebration

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library as we welcome Chinese New Year with stories, crafts and interactive fun! We invite you to come celebrate Chinese culture and language as we intertwine the two into a fun filled program for the entire family. Registration requested for this free event (440-247-3556).

Chili Brew Off

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Chagrin Valley Jaycees Annual Chili Cook Off January 28th It is time for the annual Chagrin Valley Jaycees Chili Cook Off. All proceeds raised by this event go to support various Children’s programs in the Chagrin Valley including the Chagrin Falls Police and Fire departments annual Safety Town Program. A good time is had by all and the proceeds support important local programs. Pre event tickets are available at the Chagrin Falls Police department 21 West Washington St. January 28th…

Toddler Storytime

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months are welcomed to join us at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

Read Around the World Storytime

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Caregivers and their children ages 18 months and up are welcomed to join us on a trip around the world through language, music, and stories at the Chagrin Falls Branch. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

Pre-Oscar Party

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You are invited to attend a pre-Oscar party to celebrate the upcoming 89th Academy Awards that will be televised on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Come hear Clint O'Connor, a professional film critic, talk about the Oscars including the rules, 24 award categories, and nominated films. Participants will have opportunity to predict who they think will win and enter contest for free movie tickets. Registration requested for this free event (440-247-3556).

Baby & Me Storytime

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Caregivers and their children ages Birth -18 months are welcomed to the Chagrin Falls Branch Library for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

Sign Me a Story Storytime

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Caregivers and their children ages 18 months and up are welcomed to join us at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library for an interactive storytime where children and caregivers will learn several new sign language signs each week. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

CFHS Museum Open

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society Museum is open every Thursday from 2-7 PM and on Saturdays from 11 AM-3PM. For access to the Museum at other times, call Museum Curator Pat Zalba at 440-247-5209 to make an appointment.

Film Series: Exploring Musicals

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon movies are here at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library on the first Friday of December – February! In February, we will be showing Easy to Love. Popcorn will be provided. Bring your own beverage. Registration requested for this free event (440-247-3556)

CFHS Museum Open

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

New Saturday Hours

Chagrin Falls Dad’s Club Winter Warmer

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Chagrin Falls Dads' Club Presents: 2017 Winter Warmer, Saturday, February 4th at the Chagrin Falls Township Hall Join us for... - Assorted hot & cold hors de oeuvres by Chef Jay - Music by DJ Raj - Casino games - Charity aution and more! Registration is open to the public and an early bird discount is available for couples registering and paying before the event. Register at ChagrinDads.com Join us for a great time in downtown Chagrin Falls!

Hot chocolate

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Who can resist a catered mouth-watering dinner, fabulous drinks, decadent dessert and dancing the evening away with your loved ones and friends! Emceed by The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce’s own MOLLY GEBLER, Valley Art Center’s “Hot chocolate” provides just the opportunity to do all this and more! On February 4, 2017, from 6–10 p.m. at Chagrin Valley Athletic Club, support Valley Art Center and enjoy a delicious dinner, including dessert and a specialty dessert drink. Be…

Toddler Storytime

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Caregivers and their children ages 19-35 months are welcomed to join us at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Registration not necessary. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library for the Wednesday Night Book Discussion as we discuss *A Man Called Ove* by Fredrik Backman. A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship. Everyone is invited to join us for this discussion. Call the branch library for more details (440-247-3556).

CFHS Museum Open

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society Museum is open every Thursday from 2-7 PM and on Saturdays from 11 AM-3PM. For access to the Museum at other times, call Museum Curator Pat Zalba at 440-247-5209 to make an appointment.

Exploring Arabic Culture

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whether you plan to travel to an exotic Arabic country or to become more familiar with Middle East culture, traditions, cuisine, and dance, this 3-month program (second Thursday December – February) at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library is for you. Led by Alia Almashni, you will explore a very rich culture, learn interesting social norms and traditions, try your first belly dance and get a taste of delicious Arabic food. Registration requested for this free event (440-247-3556).

Greggory Hill Art Show Opening Reception

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be ready to be amazed! Greggory Hill is coming to be.gallery to present his incredible artistic talent, which is sure to be unlike anything you've seen before. A local Chagrin Falls artist, Greggory creates digital art forms that are not only beautiful, but also intriguing beyond measure. From Greggory's artist statement (which you can read in full below, he says "...we behold beauty in the random concretions of the natural world and this beauty, if ostensibly devoid of meaning, yet…

CFHS Museum Open

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

New Saturday Hours

Mystery Cupcake Wars

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teens in grades 5-12 are welcomed to come to the Chagrin Falls Branch Library to decorate cupcakes based on a mysterious theme and surprise ingredients. Vote for your favorite cupcake creation and the winners will receive a mystery prize. May the best cupcake win! Registration requested for this free program (440-247-3556).

Columbus Children’s Theater presents “Jack and the Beanstalk”

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Columbus Children’s Theatre brings this classic fairy tale to life! Lonely Jack is forced to sell his cow so he and his family can have money to buy food. A mysterious old man convinces little Jack to give up his cow in exchange for magic beans. Appalled by this trade, Jack’s mother throws the beans outside and sends the boy to bed without supper. Over night the beans grew into a giant stalk which leads to a kingdom above the…

CFHS Museum Open

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society Museum is open every Thursday from 2-7 PM and on Saturdays from 11 AM-3PM. For access to the Museum at other times, call Museum Curator Pat Zalba at 440-247-5209 to make an appointment.

CFHS Museum Open

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

New Saturday Hours

The Best of Cole Porter

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come to the Chagrin Falls Branch Library as Helen Welch and the Buzz Cronquist band give us a taste of the best music of Cole Porter. Registration requested for this free event (440-247-3556).

Jazz/Music Icons

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark Russo from the Cleveland Jazz Revolution will perform live music of an iconic figure in jazz/music history while sharing interesting facts about the artist and/or music industry on the third Monday of December – February at the Chagrin Falls Branch Library. This month we will learn about Blue Note Records. Registration is requested for this free event (440-247-3556).

Contra Dance

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Caller: Kenny Wilson Band: Stomp Culture Lesson: 7:30, Dancing 8 - 10:30 Contra dancing is a friendly and social form of folk dancing, with roots in English and French traditions that blossomed in New England settings. Dances are already choreographed, with a person both teaching and calling the sequence of figures used for the dance. The figures are mainly danced at a walking pace to live music. For a given song you'll be staying with one partner, but the figures…

CFHS Museum Open

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society Museum is open every Thursday from 2-7 PM and on Saturdays from 11 AM-3PM. For access to the Museum at other times, call Museum Curator Pat Zalba at 440-247-5209 to make an appointment.

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