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10/30/14 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. No reservations required.  
10/30/14 Fall Photo Shoot:: Secor Metropark 4:30 PM Secor Metropark Registration Closed
  Ninth in a series of ten photo shoots in various Metroparks at various times to celebrate the best time of year in your Metroparks. Led by the Photo Center's Art Weber and naturalist/photographer Bob Jacksy these shoots are wonderful opportunities for exploration and instruction. Secor Metropark is typically the last holdout of great fall color, as well as home to a wonderful tallgrass prairie.  
10/31/14 Fall Photo Shoot:: Secor Metropark 8:30 AM Secor Metropark Registration Closed
  Last in a series of ten photo shoots in various Metroparks at various times to celebrate the best time of year in your Metroparks. Led by the Photo Center's Art Weber and naturalist/photographer Bob Jacksy these shoots are wonderful opportunities for exploration and instruction. Secor Metropark is typically the last holdout of great fall color, as well as home to a wonderful tallgrass prairie.  
10/31/14 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark No Registration Required
  Gallery is open to tour current exhibits.  
10/31/14 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. No reservations required.  
11/1/14 Public Stewardship Day at Blue Creek Conservation Area 9:00 AM Off-Site Register
  Please join us in a family-friendly land stewardship work day at the Blue Creek Conservation Area. Metroparks is partnering with the Village of Whitehouse and the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation on a tree planting project.

Metroparks' Land Steward, Steve Leffel, will be there with all of the tools needed etc. He will also be able to answer any questions you have about our parks, and why projects like this are important to our region.

Questions day-of please contact Steve: 419-779-6118

 
11/1/14 General Wayne’s Campaign through Maumee by Bus 9:00 AM Side Cut Waiting List
  The Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Monument and Fort Miamis are unique clues to the rich military history of the Maumee River Valley. This guided tour of the three sites will allow you to explore the often forgotten sites with a narrated tour and an opportunity to walk on the historic lands. Join us for a chance to walk, and drive, through history!  
11/1/14 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark No Registration Required
  Gallery is open to tour current exhibits.  
11/1/14 Homesteading: Preparing for winter 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much home life has changed in the last 147 years. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the open house activity or just explore. This Saturday preserve the harvest for the scarcity of winter.  
11/1/14 Archery 101 (Age 8 to 12) 1:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Bundle up and take aim with beginner-friendly archery instruction and practice! Archery 101 will be offered three Saturdays in a row, in preparation for our archery competition on November 22. Participants must use our equipment. All participants must have guardian remain on-site during the program.  
11/1/14 General Wayne’s Campaign through Maumee by Bus 1:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  The Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Monument and Fort Miamis are unique clues to the rich military history of the Maumee River Valley. This guided tour of the three sites will allow you to explore the often forgotten sites with a narrated tour and an opportunity to walk on the historic lands. Join us for a chance to walk, and drive, through history!  
11/1/14 Archery 101 (Ages 18 and up) 2:15 PM Side Cut Register
  Bundle up and take aim with beginner-friendly archery instruction and practice! Archery 101 will be offered three Saturdays in a row, in preparation for our archery competition on November 22. Participants must use our equipment. All participants must have guardian remain on-site during the program.  
11/1/14 Archery 101 (Ages 13 to 17) 3:30 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Bundle up and take aim with beginner-friendly archery instruction and practice! Archery 101 will be offered three Saturdays in a row, in preparation for our archery competition on November 22. Participants must use our equipment. All participants must have guardian remain on-site during the program.  
11/2/14 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark No Registration Required
  Gallery is open to tour current exhibits.  
11/2/14 Get Out Alive 1:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  What would you do I you got lost in the woods? Hopefully you'll never find yourself in such a situation, but it never hurts to be prepared! Learn some basic strategies and tips for wilderness survival.  
11/4/14 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Off-Site Register
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers was a seminal event in American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For additional information, email president Dave Westrick at evadwest@buckeye-express.com  
11/4/14 BGSU Concert Series : Piano students of Robert Satterlee 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Tonight the piano students of Robert Satterlee perform.  
11/5/14 Toddler Trails (Ages 18 months to 3 years) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration program runs the first Wednesday of each month. Parent must accompany their child at the program. Register toddlers only.  
11/5/14 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  The Friends of Pearson always welcome fellow fans of the park to help plan events and volunteer activities. These meetings are the best way to learn how to support the historical Oregon Metropark.  
11/6/14 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.  
11/6/14 Full Moon 5:45 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  The full moon lights the way on this naturalist led night hike. Track nocturnal wildlife, call owls and gaze at a sky full of stars. No dogs permitted.  
11/7/14 Tea at Stranleigh: Downton Abbey 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  A very British Tea theme is Downton Abbey. Seatings include tea, two sandwiches, two desserts and musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of Stranleigh Manor. Reservations welcome but not required. For limited reservations, call 419-344-4765. Sponsored and presented by the Manor House Volunteers.  
11/7/14 More Than S'mores 5:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Tired of the same old s'mores? Learn some simple recipes for deliciously different campfire desserts! Snacks will be provided, just bring your appetite!  
11/8/14 Birders of a Feather 8:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Become part of a bird watching flock. The group meets at different parks each month to share the enjoyment of birding. First-timers and experienced birders love these monthly avian explorations. Bring binoculars and field guides.  
11/8/14 Curious Critters For Kids (Ages 3 to 8) 10:30 AM Secor Metropark Register
  Explore the amazing, up-close worlds of common North American animals—from butterflies and birds to frogs and flying squirrels—with award-winning photographer and writer David FitzSimmons. With the help of the audience, David will perform parts of his “Curious Critters” picture books. Children will shriek like hawks, hop like toads, and slither like snakes. Learn how butterflies drink, ways mammals fly, and why frogs sing. Show includes puppets and take-home activities for all children!  
11/8/14 Meet The Artist: David FitzSimmons 1:00 PM Secor Metropark Register
  Award-winning author and Sigma Pro photographer David FitzSimmons travels across North America presenting educational and fun programs for children and adults. These conservation-focused programs help get participants grow closer to nature. From school visits and library programs to photography workshops and civic club events, David actively encourages children and their families to get out into nature, learn, and have fun!
David is the NCNP’s featured guest artist. Meet him at a reception, book signing and presentation about his new exhibit “Curious Critters: Larger Than Life.”
 
11/8/14 Archery 101 (Age 8 to 12) 1:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Bundle up and take aim with beginner-friendly archery instruction and practice! Archery 101 will be offered three Saturdays in a row, in preparation for our archery competition on November 22. Participants must use our equipment. All participants must have guardian remain on-site during the program.  
11/8/14 Archery 101 (Ages 18 and up) 2:15 PM Side Cut Register
  Bundle up and take aim with beginner-friendly archery instruction and practice! Archery 101 will be offered three Saturdays in a row, in preparation for our archery competition on November 22. Participants must use our equipment. All participants must have guardian remain on-site during the program.  
11/8/14 Archery 101 (Ages 13 to 17) 3:30 PM Side Cut Register
  Bundle up and take aim with beginner-friendly archery instruction and practice! Archery 101 will be offered three Saturdays in a row, in preparation for our archery competition on November 22. Participants must use our equipment. All participants must have guardian remain on-site during the program.  
11/9/14 Naturalists Camera Club of Toledo: Nature Photography by Barbara Knights-Hale 2:00 PM Secor Metropark No Registration Required
  Metroparks partners with the Naturalists Camera Club of Toledo to present photography programs which include guest speakers, photo instruction, club information and light refreshments. Please visit the NCNP gallery exhibits before or after the program. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about the NCCT visit NaturalistCameraClub.org.  

 

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