FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE: JUNE 29, 2010 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:BOB ROTATORI OR DAN CRANDALL 216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 3274 Twenty years ago, Mayor Mantis was just a young mayor in a littlecity. Today, 20 years later, Mayor Mantis and BugCity are anannual destination city for many to visit and discover the coolworld of insects! Celebrate with Mayor Mantis at the 20th Anniversary of ClevelandMetroparks "BugCity" event on Saturday, August 14th from11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at GarfieldParkNatureCenter in Garfield ParkReservation in Garfield Heights. The free event has been showcasing to visitors for twenty years onwhat insects do, why they're important and even what they tastelike! Visitors to BugCity can enjoy bug cooking demonstrations, bugrecipes and samples at the Culinary Bugstitute with Chef GeneWhite. After sampling some of the crunchy bugs, head over tothe Bug House to view a wide variety of bug exhibits from Ohio toAfrica. Stop by the Garden District to see what plants willattract certain bugs. And, visit the ArtDistrict for 'buggy'music and class is in session with Dr. Insecta. Experience Bug SafariLand and enjoy the great bug hunt, the anttrail, and the must-do activity for kids - the Mealworm 500, wherekids can watch the mealworms race to the finish line! "Buzz" over to the B & B Area to view a variety ofbutterflies and bee exhibits, or visit Buggywood for bug bingo andpuppet shows. Families can also take rides on the Bug Expresstrain ($1/person). Children can get a passport to be stamped throughout BugCity'sdistricts completing a variety of activities. After thechildren receive five stamps, they can redeem their passport for akey to "BugCity." Garfield Park Nature Center is located off the Broadway Avenueentrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights - northof the I-480/Broadway Avenue exit. For more information, call 216-341-3152 or visitclevelandmetroparks.com. Congratulate Mayor Mantis on the 20th Anniversary of"BugCity" in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,naturally!