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4/23/14 Spring In Your Step: Metroparks Fitness 9:00 AM Side Cut Registration Closed
  For those who enjoyed our New Year New You fitness program, or those who are just getting started on their personal fitness journey: come walk, jog or run with us! Make it your goal to run in our Happy Trails 5K alongside our fitness coaches, or set your own goal for personal improvement. There will be a short, informal presentation before the workout every other Saturday. Beginners only, non-competitive.  
4/23/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/24/14 Wee Workshop: Who's Baby is This? (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  What differences are there between baby squirrels, deer or birds? This program explores what it is like to be a baby in the wild. Participants make a fun craft to take home. Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate children's love for the outdoors and includes a craft, story time and a nature walk. Register child only. Parent must attend the program with their child.  
4/24/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/24/14 Calling All Scouts: Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Come see the exciting things happening right under your feet! Soil and water is what makes the world function; complete your the requirements by exploring the diverse Oak Openings Preserve. Everything from sandy and clay soils, to rivers to watersheds, this nature walk will truly stimulate your appreciation of the earth you walk on.  
4/24/14 TAARS: Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The answers to histories great mysteries lay buried under our feet. Join TAARS for monthly meetings to discuss topics related to the field of archeology.  
4/25/14 Volunteer Trail Patrol First Aid/CPR: VTP Training 8:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This training is for current members of volunteer trail patrol and new members needing certification. Not open to the general public  
4/25/14 Volunteer Work Day: Sprucing Up With Staci 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Enjoy the peace and beauty of gardening with the horticulture staff. Volunteers help care for Wildwood's ornamental and native landscape beds. Contact Alice Jacobs for more information 419-407-9846.  
4/25/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/26/14 Friends of Pearson Pancake Breakfast 7:30 AM Pearson Register
  Enjoy a spring morning in the beautiful surroundings of Pearson while enjoying a pancake breakfast by Friends of Pearson. The fee for children under the age of 12 is $2.75.
 
4/26/14 Volunteer Work Day: Spring Clean-up 9:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Spring into action with the Metroparks maintenance crew. Volunteers assist with projects such as trail work, gardening and general park clean-up. Please bring work gloves, a reusable water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots. Groups and individuals welcome. Contact Alice Jacobs at 419-407-9846 for additional information.  
4/26/14 Native Seed Nursery Public Work Day 9:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Come join the Blue Creek Seed Nursery staff in transplanting native plant seedlings and learn fun facts about a few of the botanical jewels found in the Oak Openings region. We will be moving these seedlings into larger containers that will eventually be planted into our propagation field. Seeds from this field are used to restore native vegetation across the Metroparks district. This is a family-friendly activity, and kids of all ages will love getting their hands dirty. 9am to 12 noon (come and go as you like.) Blue Creek Seed Nursery is located on Shadel Rd near Waterville-Neapolis Rd, Whitehouse, OH. Look for the big white barn! Contact volunteer coordinator Krista Underwood at krista.underwood@metroparkstoledo.com with questions.  
4/26/14 Click With Nature Walk (Ages 7 to 13) 10:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Join Metroparks and WGTE Public Media for the 2014 Click With Nature shoot at Side Cut. Capture stunning spring scenery and learn a few fun tips to become a better photographer and naturalist. Bring an SD Card, cameras will be provided. Visit WGTE.org/family or NaturePhotoCenter.com for more information.  
4/26/14 Spring In Your Step: Metroparks Fitness 12:00 PM Side Cut Register
  For those who enjoyed our New Year New You fitness program, or those who are just getting started on their personal fitness journey: come walk, jog or run with us! Make it your goal to run in our Happy Trails 5K alongside our fitness coaches, or set your own goal for personal improvement. There will be a short, informal presentation before the workout every other Saturday. Beginners only, non-competitive.  
4/26/14 White Oak Program: Star Struck 9:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the wide open night sky. A naturalist will point out interesting constellations and features, and you'll get a chance to try out our telescope. Everyone is welcome to register for programs at the Oak Openings White Oak Campgrounds including campers and park visitors.  
4/27/14 Glass City Marathon - Volunteer Opportunities: Water Station Volunteers 6:45 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  April is National Volunteer Month! Come out and cheer on the community at this exciting event! Metroparks is looking for volunteers to help man a water station for the Glass City Marathon. Come join us in this early morning service activity. New volunteers and small groups are welcome to apply. Volunteers under 18 will need a parental consent form upon signing-up. Volunteers ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers 16+ may volunteer independently. All new volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer application. Applications and consent forms will be sent automatically upon signing-up. Time of this volunteer opportunity will not begin earlier than 6:45a, but could be later or shorter depending on the running schedule. Questions? Call Laura at 419-407-9840. Thank you!  
4/27/14 Volunteer Mill Work Day 9:00 AM Providence Register
  Volunteer to work alongside the scenic Maumee River at one of northwest Ohio's most unique historic sites. Join other volunteers and staff at the Isaac Ludwig Mill clean-up day. Volunteers help prepare antique equipment for another season by cleaning hoppers and sifters, oiling hinges, mopping and a little window washing too. During the day, participants will learn more about how to become volunteer historical interpreters at the mill. Dress to get dirty. Sturdy shoes recommended. This project is great for service hours. Groups are welcome. Contact Alice Jacobs at 419-407-9846 for additional information.  
4/27/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/27/14 Oak Openings Wildflower Walks 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Join us for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists, Chris and Randy Haar.  
4/27/14 Sunday In the Park with Art: Maumee River 1:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Join us for an outdoor watercolor experience! Capture the Maumee River at Farnsworth Metropark while learning some fun tips to becoming a better painter and naturalist. Some supplies provided.  
4/27/14 Metroparks Mutts: Howl and Prowl 8:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This is a special night hike for dogs and their owners to sniff out the scents and sounds of the park in the dark. Dogs must have shots, get along with other dogs and be on standard six foot lead. Program cancelled if raining.  
4/29/14 CIT Training : Part I 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Accepted 2014 CIT Applicants: Sign-up for Part I of the two-part required training. This is the same training as offered on April 16, you need only attend one. Not open to the general public.  
4/30/14 Spring In Your Step: Metroparks Fitness 9:00 AM Side Cut Register
  For those who enjoyed our New Year New You fitness program, or those who are just getting started on their personal fitness journey: come walk, jog or run with us! Make it your goal to run in our Happy Trails 5K alongside our fitness coaches, or set your own goal for personal improvement. There will be a short, informal presentation before the workout every other Saturday. Beginners only, non-competitive.  
4/30/14 Hurray For Homeschoolers: Basic Birding ID (Ages 8 to 13) 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Learn to identify common birds to begin building your skills for the biggest week in birding. Participants will make a bird ID booklet, learn some basic bird anatomy, habitats and the science behind tracking bird migration. Then go outside to practice their skills. Bring your own binoculars or some will be provided for those who do not have them.  
4/30/14 Hurray For Homeschoolers Juniors: Basic Birding ID (Ages 3 to 7) 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Younger homeschooler siblings can join in on the fun with this companion homeschool program. You will learn to identify local birds, find out about migration using age appropriate stores, songs and a craft. Register child age 3 to 7. Parents must attend the program with their child.  
5/1/14 Coffee with the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  What winged jewels decorate the woods and Window on Wildlife? Register for one or all of these weekly sneak peeks of migratory songbirds followed by a cup of brew a combination guaranteed to start your day right! Thanks to WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED for their donation of shade grown, bird friendly coffee for these events.  
5/1/14 Stranleigh Estate Tour 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Stories from the Stranahan Estate come to life in this leisurely walking tour of the outbuildings at Wildwood Preserve. Discover how continuing preservation efforts, lasting over 70 years, maintained the timeless beauty of the land to complement the Manor House. Historical photos and stories from former workers at the estate transport visitors back to Toledo's golden years.  
5/1/14 CIT Training : CPR & First Aid 5:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  CPR & First Aid Class for CIT 2014 Volunteers. Not open to the general public.  
5/1/14 Paddling 101: Overview of Gear, Safety and Boat Anatomy 6:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Have you ever wanted to venture out on the water but never had the chance or proper equipment? Join us for some beginner-friendly instruction that would be helpful review for even the most experienced paddler. Participants 9 years and older, must be in the same canoe as their legal guardian. Two people per canoe. Classroom Only.  
5/1/14 Nature Shoot: Wet Sand Prairie 6:30 PM Off-Site Register
  Join nature photographer Art Weber and explore these special wet areas at one of the best times of the year to capture the scenes in photographs.  

 

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