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Peninsula Python Day


Peninsula Python Day 2013

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July 20, 2013

Slither through Peninsula, seek out pythons and learn the story of the Peninsula Python!  Come meet some live pythons at the Boston Township Hall, check out the library for a snake program, slide in all the stores and find more python activities!  Don’t forget to stop by the Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum to learn the real story of the Peninsula Python.  If you live in town, you are invited to decorate your yard in python fashion.

Kids activities and interactive python crafts throughout the village for kids of all ages!  DON’T FORGET TO FIND THE PYTHONS AROUND THE VILLAGE! 

Maps available at the G.A.R. Hall and shops throughout the Village on Python Day!

1:30 pm
Python Parade
beginning  at Terry Lumber and proceeding up Main Street to the Peninsula Library.  Follow the Python as he slithers up the street to hide in the front yard of the Peninsula Library.

Peninsula Python Day at the Peninsula Library
Make and Take Snake Craft
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Stop at the library to make your own python snake craft!

Peninsula Python Day at the Boston Township Hall
1775 Main St.
Meet REAL LIVE pythons & Build A Python at the Boston Township Hall, 1st floor
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Come meet REAL LIVE pythons and friends.
Stop by the Township Hall and help us design the largest python ever!  Pick out your python piece, design your section and add on to the slithering snake!

Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum, 2nd floor
11:00 AM—4:00 PM
Where in Peninsula is the python? Find out at the Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Peninsula Python Day Saturday July 20!  Learn about the real history of the Peninsula Python in our exhibit and join the Python Posse by playing a game of Peninsula Python Pandemonium and color your own python.  Win prizes and enjoy some squirmy treats!

The Log Cabin Gallery
1671 Main Street
11 am – 4 pm  Stray Dog Carts will be selling foot long “python” dogs & other yummy goodies!
11 am – 1 pm  Decorate a Python with Miss Jillian.  After the parade, stop on back to complete the decorations.  Free.
12-12:30 and 12:45-1:15  Learn to Juggle with MisterO.  Free.
11 am – 5 pm  Decorate a “Garden Snake” for your garden at home.  $2

Yellow Creek Trading Co.
1685 Main Street
Visit Yellow Creek Trading Co.’s python on our front porch and enjoy a free ice cream cone from 1-3 pm. Voluntary donations will help finance the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s events.  Yellow Creek Trading Co. is open all day from 10 am – 5:30 pm.

Ohio Hardwood Furniture
11 am – 1 pm
We’ll have a juggler visiting our stores.

Elements Gallery
1619 West Mill Street
See how many pythons you can find in the Gallery. Help us name our Python and be eligible to win a prize. 

Trail Mix Peninsula
1600 West Mill Street
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Park rangers and Wildlife Watcher volunteers will be on hand with games & exhibits on our local reptiles & amphibians.  Plus you can make your own slithering snake from a recycled necktie.

Heritage Farms
6050 Riverview Road
1 – 4 pm
Heritage Farms will be inviting little python posse members to come make a water bottle python for Python Day and other snaky crafts.

Greenfield Berry Farm
2485 Major Road
Pickin’ and Pickin’ and Pythons at Greenfield Berry Farm
Blueberry picking time is here!  The band Suppertime in the Hollow will play from 2 – 4 pm while you are pickin’ those scrumptious blueberries.

Fishers Café & Pub
1607 Main Street
Music on the Patio at Fishers
Martha’s Mayhem will be performing on the patio at Fishers.  Check their website for times please.

5555 Akron-Peninsula Road on Par 3
10 am – 10 pm
Python Pinot Noir at Brandy-Wine-Bar
Enjoy a glass of Python Pinot Noir.  You may purchase Python Pinot Noir at a discount during Python Day.
7 pm – 10 pm  Music at Brandy-Wine-Bar
Just Two, a blues duo

Ride the Rail to Peninsula Python Day
Ride the rails to Peninsula and enjoy all that Peninsula has to offer. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. For details Call 800-468-4070 or visit
Cryptozoological Creatures Excursion
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cryptozoological Creatures to Python Fest in Peninsula
12:45 pm departure from the Rockside Station
Enjoy this excursion filled with fantastic tales of mysterious creatures said to roam throughout the Cuyahoga Valley and Northeast Ohio.  Hear both old and new stories of Bigfoot, the Mothman, the Peninsula Python and many, many more.  Authors Ken Summers and Jeri Holland will be on board sharing info about the many creatures in your backyard.  The train will depart Peninsula at 3:20 for a 4 pm arrival back at Rockside. Adults $26/Kids(recommended ages 10+) $18

G.A.R. Hall
1785 Main Street

Python Platter Lunch
We invite all the python hunters to come to the G.A.R. Hall patio and enjoy a “Python Platter” lunch that is fun and affordable for the whole family.  Enjoy a “slimy lemon” bar from Kool Things. Come see Abraham Slincoln and Monty Python while you are at the G.A.R. Hall.
Live Readings (with hats) of the story of the Peninsula Python
11 am- 3 pm each half hour
Listen to George and Katie Hoy as they bring life to the story of the Peninsula Python.  The story is told in limerick style in the book The Peninsula Python  written by George with illustrations by Honore Guilbeau Cooke (in 1945), and Joan Inderhees of Kent.  This delightful book will be on sale at the G.A.R. Hall at a special $3 price during Python Day.

Python Dinner at Spicy Lamb Farm
6:00 pm
6560 Akron Peninsula Rd
Indian Cuisine, Wine & Live Music—Tikki Chole, Lamb Vindaloo, Saffron Rice, Naan, Lamb Shish Kebab, and more.  $35/person.  For reservations call The Spicy Lamb Farm 330-657-2012 or Jaipur Junction 330-653-6640
Reservations are required



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