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7/31/14 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.  
7/31/14 Calling All Boy Scouts: Environmental Science Part I 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Scouts perform experiments and activities to earn this Eagle required badge. First Class and above only. Scouts must attend both programs (July 31 and August 28). A drop-off program. Dress for the weather.  
7/31/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 4:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, 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. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
7/31/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 6:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, 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. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/1/14 Tea at Stranleigh: Scintillating Sixties Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Seatings include tea, two sandwiches, two desserts and musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Manor House, which was once known as Stranleigh. Reservations welcome but not required. For limited reservations, call 419 344 4765. Sponsored and presented by the Manor House Volunteers.  
8/1/14 Hike, Bike, and Boat 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Participate in a miniature tri-adventure by hiking (1 mile), biking (5 miles) and paddling our brand new kayaks through the pines. Kayaks and paddles provided. bring your own bike and helmet (required). Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water and a sack lunch. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/2/14 Up with the Birds 8:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Wake up with the birds, enjoy a hot beverage on us, and do a bit of birding with a naturalist. Bring your own binoculars and field guides or borrow ours.  
8/2/14 Public Stewardship Day at Oak Openings Preserve 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Please join us in a family-friendly land stewardship work day at Oak Openings preserve. Metroparks Land Steward, Steve Leffel, will be leading a seasonally appropriate outdoor work project. Please come ready to help dressed for the weather, and prepared with long pants, sturdy shoes, and work gloves.
We will be assembling at the Beuhner center at 9am. Please sign up to join us! Groups are welcome.
 
8/2/14 Friends of Side Cut: Gardening 9:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Do you have a green thumb? Share your talents by helping Friends of Side Cut maintain the lovely gardens at Side Cut.  
8/2/14 Homesteading: Summer Kitchen 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 cook outside to beat the heat in this pioneering tradition.  
8/2/14 Grand Opening: The Lathrop House 1:00 PM Off-Site Register
  The Lathrop House opens its doors to reveal its new place in history as northwest Ohioís only Underground Railroad station open to the public. Come experience the drama as re-enactors transport you to America in the 1850ís, recounting the journeys of the fugitive slaves who fled northward to Canada and freedom, and the abolitionists who helped them along the way. Peer into a secret room and learn about this most dangerous undertaking.  
8/3/14 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.  
8/3/14 Maumee River Kayak Paddle 5:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Explore the Maumee river on a three-mile kayak paddle around Missionary Island. See one of northwest Ohio's natural gems and get some exercise on this naturalist-led excursion. Participants must be 12 or older. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Program cancelled if conditions do not permit. Participants should wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and bring suncscreen, bug spray and water.  
8/4/14 Metroparks Explorers (Ages 5 to 7) 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Explore the super world of nature at Metroparks Explorers Camp! Campers spend the week learning about the incredible "super heroes" that live in our own backyards. Super-strength, flight and invisibility are just a few of the animal and plant super powers that explorers learn about in this camp. Every week includes two off-site adventures (transportation provided). pack a lunch and reusable water bottle for each explorer. Fee covers crafts, activities, a t-shirt and one snack per day.  
8/4/14 Wee Workshop Camp (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Explore a different nature theme each day through songs, puppets and games. Enjoy multi-sensory activities, crafts and outdoor exploration. Adults will play alongside their child. Register child only. Camp is held rain or shine, with plenty of rainy day options.  
8/5/14 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Register
  Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath. A naturalist highlights the scenery, as passengers relax in Metroparks wheelchair accessible, open-air trolley. Program runs every Tuesday, June through October.  
8/5/14 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.  
8/5/14 Intro to Paddling   Off-Site Register
  Enjoy a relaxing evening on the water of the great Bumpus Pond. Paddle alongside a Metroparks naturalist and discover some amazing truths about this new property. Participants must be at least 4 years old. All minors must paddle in the same canoe as their legal guardian.  
8/5/14 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  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.  
8/6/14 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Toddler Trails (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
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.
 
8/6/14 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.  
8/6/14 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson Register
  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.  
8/7/14 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.  
8/7/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 4:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, 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. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/7/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 6:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, 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. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/7/14 VTP Quarterly Meeting for Side Cut/Farnsworth: Quarterly Meeting 7:00 PM Side Cut Register
  This meeting is for current and active members of the Volunteer Trail Patrol Program.  
8/8/14 Noon Tunes on the Lawn 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Looking for a fun and uplifting way to spend lunch? Grab a lawn chair and meet at the Gazebo on the Manor House lawn. Bring a lunch, find a piece of shade and listen to the sounds of a guest musician.  
8/8/14 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.  
8/9/14 Birders of a Feather 8:00 AM Swan Creek 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.  
8/9/14 Maumee River Canoe Paddle 10:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Explore the Maumee River on a three mile canoe paddle around Missionary Island. See one of northwest Ohioís natural gems and get some exercise on this naturalist-led excursion. Participants must be 12 or older. All minors must be in the same canoe as their legal guardian. Program canceled if water is high. Two people per canoe. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water.  

 

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