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  Date Title Time Park Register
2/20/17 Holiday Happenings 10:00 AM Side Cut Register
  Don't spend your holiday trapped inside! Bundle up and come out to your Metroparks for sledding and winter fun. Warm up by the fire and roast smores. No snow? come out anyways for winter games and nature play.  
2/20/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 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.  
2/20/17 CANCELLED: Fishing 101: Ice Fishing (Ages 8+) 1:00 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Registration Closed
  Have you ever thought you might want to try ice fishing, but you didn't know where to start? Join local expert Brad Dunkle to learn the essentials for your first trip.
Program will be outdoors and we will cover basic gear, tips, and tricks.
 
2/20/17 Holiday Happenings 2:00 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Don't spend your holiday trapped inside! Bundle up and come out to your Metroparks for sledding and winter fun. Warm up by the fire and roast smores. No snow? come out anyways for winter games and nature play.  
2/21/17 Calling All Scouts!: Boy Scouts Weather Merit Badge, Part 2 6:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  This is session 2 of 2 for this program. Please register for the first session on 2/7/17 only.

Ever wondered where the wind comes from, how hail forms, or if all clouds are the same? Scouts will find answers to these questions and more, including rules to keep them safe in dangerous weather.

 
2/21/17 Fishing 101: Fly Fishing Essentials, Gear, Rigs, Tactics, Flies, Tricks and Tips 6:30 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  Ever thought you'd like try out fly fishing, but it was too intimidating to pick up on your own? Topics discussed include gear/equipment, rigs, tactics, and fly patterns in this one hour indoor program. Develop your understanding of this storied sport before the weather breaks.  
2/21/17 NorthWest Ohio River Runners Meeting: A Kayak Group Open to the Public 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  This month Metroparks will present kayak access sites and kayak program opportunities. Also learn about free volunteer training opportunities at this meeting.

Join the NorthWest Ohio River Runners (NWORR) kayak and canoe enthusiasts for their off-season winter meetings.

Their mission is, "to inform, teach, and share in the fun and safety of the sport, for individuals and families in northwest Ohio and across the country."

 
2/21/17 BGSU Concert Series: BGSU Brass Ensembles 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. This evening's performance: BGSU Brass Ensembles.  
2/22/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Register
  This training is for members of Volunteer of Volunteer Trail Patrol [VMT]  
2/22/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 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.  
2/22/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group for 55 and Over 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to say active as we age and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood Metropark. Dress accordingly for the weather.  
2/23/17 Wake Up with the Birds! 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite warm 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).  
2/23/17 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Tales from The Mitten 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their guardians enjoy story time, a walk and create a nature craft to take home.  
2/23/17 Nature at Night 6:00 PM Secor Register
  Get ready for some evening fun in your Metropark! We will have s'mores and hot dogs to munch on through the night as you enjoy what the park has to offer as the sun goes down!
 
2/23/17 Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) 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.  
2/24/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  The National Center for Nature Photography welcomes Bryce Denison and his new exhibit, The Fauna of America, illustrating some of the animal diversity in North and Central America.  
2/24/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 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.  
2/24/17 Campfire Cooking: Iron Chef: Chili Cook-Off 5:30 PM Secor Register
  Ready, set, cook off! Gather a team for a campfire cook off extravaganza! Three teams of five will compete to stir up the best chili around. Cooking equipment, cook books and ingredients will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own reusable plate, bowl, silverware, and mug to minimize the amount of waste generated. Dress for the weather.  
2/25/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Register
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.[VMT]  
2/25/17 Behind The Scenes Of Stranleigh 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Ever wonder what is behind all those closed doors? Or, where did the maids work and sleep? Take this unique opportunity to see all four floors of the Wildwood Manor House and discover more about what life was like when the historic home was called Stranleigh. Small groups will tour typically closed spaces from the boiler room to the attic. Space is limited.  
2/25/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation’s premier nature photographers hang alongside images by local talent in this gallery. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/25/17 Winter Wonderland Walk 2:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Discover all of the amazing things that there is to find at the Metroparks in the winter. Snowshoes provided with snowfall.
 
2/25/17 Travel Circle: Family Tenting Across America by Sheri Rodgers 2:15 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Spend an afternoon with Maumee Valley Adventurers. Hike or ski at 1 p.m., weather permitting. At 2:15 p.m., enjoy a slide show presented by a guest speaker. Each week features an exciting, new world travel destination.  
2/25/17 Overnight Adventure 6:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Does frosty winter weather have you lamenting the end of the camping season and wishing for those warm summer evenings? Don’t despair! Any weather can be camping weather if you know how to stay safe and warm. Kick the cabin fever and escape into nature with staff for an overnight camping adventure. Strap on a backpack and hike 1.5 miles to the scenic Bend View Shelter to enjoy an evening overlooking the beautiful frozen Maumee. Staff will teach you the ropes of staying safe, warm and comfy while hiking and camping in chilly weather. Backpacks and winter camping gear are available to borrow. All meals provided.  
2/26/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation’s premier nature photographers hang alongside images by local talent in this gallery. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/26/17 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 hunts, photography tips, games 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, hear the gallery story at 2:30 pm, and follow the fun to the Window on Wildlife and park trails to discover what is waiting to be seen around Secor Metropark.  
2/26/17 Archery and Fireside S'mores!: (Ages 8+) 12:00 PM Westwinds Registration Closed
  Shake off those winter blues and join Metroparks archery instructors for some early season target shooting…and S'mores! A toasty fire awaits participants upon arrival. Refine your archery skills, stop for a quick warm up and some gooey deliciousness at your leisure... then shoot some more!  
2/26/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour at this Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. after warming up inside the house, be sure to leave time to explore the beautiful garden and all it has to offer even in the crisp winter months. Open Sundays, January through March, Noon to 5 p.m.  
2/26/17 Adult Winter Learning Series 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Enrich your knowledge of natural or cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring indoor presentations by followed by optional, naturalist-led walk.  
2/26/17 Try-It Cross Country Skiing 3:30 PM Secor Registration Closed
  Cross-Country skiing is a great way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors during the winter. A naturalist will make you feel safe trying this new skill as well as experience the beauty winter has to offer.  

 

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