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  Date Title Time Park Register
9/20/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
9/20/17 Story Time in the Manor House: Silly Squirrels (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories and crafts before taking a short hike outside. Join us monthly for a different topic. Register participating children only.

September's Topic: Silly Squirrels!

 
9/20/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
9/20/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
9/20/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
9/20/17 Try It! Canoeing: Families Ages 4+ 6:30 PM Side Cut Register
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class or eco-tour! All boats and other paddling gear provided; wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton). Participants must be 8 years or older to paddle, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants ages 8+. Up to two children ages 4-7 may ride in the middle for free for every two registered participants. Please leave a comment with the ages of all children (for life jacket counts).  
9/20/17 Friends of Side Cut: Winter Birdfeeding Tips 7:00 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Guest Speaker, Bernie Place, from Wild Birds Unlimited will offer expert advice to help you choose the best feeders and kinds of seeds to attract the most desirable species of feathered friends this winter. This is an indoor program at the Lamb Center. For more information call(419)897- 8663.  
9/20/17 New Moon Hike 8:15 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Waiting List
  In the park after dark, come join Metroparks for some nocturnal fun. Just because it's dark out doesn't mean that the park inhabitants have gone to sleep. We'll use all of our senses on this walk and learn it's not scary to be outside in the dark. You can bring your own flashlight or headlamp and if you don't have one, we will provide it for you. Dress accordingly for the weather and let's get outside.  
9/21/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
9/22/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
9/22/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
9/22/17 Atumnal Equinox Walk 4:00 PM Wiregrass Lake Register
  Celebrate the first day of fall with a leisurely walk around Wiregrass Lake. We will take in the fall colors and look for signs of fall migration as we explore this peaceful oasis for dragonflies, birds and butterflies.  
9/22/17 Cancelled: Backpacking Recipes: All Ages 5:30 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  Join Metroparks staff for an enjoyable campfire culinary experience and experiment with different methods of preparing meals around a campfire. This session's menu includes soups and snacks for the trail. Cooking equipment, food, recipes and instruction will be provided; just bring your appetite! Participants are also encouraged to bring their own reusable plate, bowl, silverware, and mug to minimize the amount of waste generated. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  
9/23/17 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Reduce stress and increase well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Bathing journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk. Feel the healing qualities of the forest with activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For more information on Forest Bathing visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
9/24/17 Sunday in the Park with Art: Family Gallery Day 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Looking for creative way to spend a Sunday in the park with the family? The National Center for Nature Photography is here make it a Sunday in the Park with Art. There will be scavenger hunt and art activities to get the whole family involved! Start in the gallery spaces to explore the current exhibits, create nature inspired art, join the nature photography walk at 1:00 pm and then follow the fun to the Window on Wildlife and park trails to discover what is waiting to be seen around Secor Metropark.  
9/24/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
9/24/17 History Paddle: Audubon Islands Kayak Adventure (Ages 12+) 1:00 PM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Explore the history of the Audubon Islands. Kayak on the river with a naturalist and historic guide, then land on the large island to hike and hear stories of the past. All boats and paddling gear provided; wear clothing and shoes to get wet. Participants must be 12 or older; all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants. This is a beginner difficulty paddle; skill level required: beginner; endurance required: intermediate.  
9/25/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
9/25/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults): Adults 5:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Art goes green! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment‑that's YOUR environment. The waste humans create has to be carefully controlled. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Spend your Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project can be started and if one does not finish register for the next class to finish. Register all attending.  
9/25/17 Pre-Trip Meeting: Overnight Backpacking Adventure 6:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  No registration. This program is only available to those who sign up for the overnight trip. We'll check gear, talk about the trip, assign gear and food buddies, and answer any questions.  
9/26/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
9/26/17 Twilight Side Cut Explorer 7:00 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Experience Metroparks in a different light on this evening excursion along the banks of the Maumee River. Relax and enjoy the scenery as we look for birds, deer, raccoons and frogs during an extended open-air trolley ride. Maximum 2 wheel chairs. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps.  
9/26/17 Fitness Night Hike: Adults and Teens 7:30 PM Pearson Register
  Enjoy an invigorating 3 to 5 mile hike through your parks at night and explore the sights and sounds of the park after dark. Sturdy hiking shoes and water recommended, bug spray optional. Headlamps or flashlights are permitted during the hike; please bring red tinted lights if possible  
9/27/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
9/27/17 Volunteer Orientation : For Toledo Botanical Garden Volunteers 10:00 AM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  Volunteers are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet perspective volunteers, learn more about their interests, review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of our volunteer opportunities. [VMT]  
9/27/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
9/27/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
9/27/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
9/27/17 Calling All Scouts! Archery (Cadette) 5:30 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Ready, aim, fire! Explore the exciting sport of archery. Scouts will learn about archery gear, range safety, proper shooting form, and practice shooting. All equipment provided. All scouts will receive a Metroparks patch for participating.  
9/28/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary!
 

 

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