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3/31/15 BGSU Concert Series : Chamber Music Competition Winners 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Tonight the winners of the Chamber Music Competition perform in the grand Manor House living room.  
4/1/15 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.  
4/1/15 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 popular Oregon Metropark.  
4/2/15 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.  
4/3/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
4/3/15 Tea at Stranleigh: April In Paris 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Celebrating the chic and mystique of the City of Lights and all things French - ohh la la (Colors are lavender, black and white). Seatings include tea, two sandwiches, two desserts and musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of Stranleigh Manor. Reservations welcome but not required. Reservations Tea's are scheduled between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and Walk-In guest will be welcomed 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For limited reservations, call 419-344-4765, reservations open on March 2. Sponsored and presented by the Manor House Volunteers.  
4/4/15 Public Stewardship Day at Oak Openings Preserve 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Help take care of our Natural Resources! Join Metroparks’ Land Steward on a seasonally appropriate work project. These projects include invasive plant removal, native seed collection and more. This scheduled volunteer day takes place the first Saturday of each month (except July!) Please sign up to join us! Groups are welcome.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Krista Underwood, with questions; krista.underwood@metroparkstoledo.com or 419-407-9841
 
4/4/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
4/4/15 Homesteading: Planting Time 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 149 years. It is time to plant the kitchen garden. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the planting or just explore.  
4/4/15 Springtime Geocache Egg Hunt 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  You’ve never hunted eggs like this before! Families and adults are invited to bring GPS units to the Buehner Center to start the hunt for plastic eggs hidden in the park. Answer all the eggs’ questions to claim a prize (a springtime treat). Metroparks has a limited number of GPS units to loan on a first come, first serve basis (must leave driver’s license to borrow). For GPS instructions please arrive 30 minutes prior to the program start time. Fee is per person ages five and up, free for ages four and under (Children four and under do not need to register).  
4/4/15 Full Moon Walk 7:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  The full moon lights the way on this naturalist-led night hike. A special guest appearance is possible tonight by an animal that goes by many names such as bogsucker. Track nocturnal wildlife, call owls and gaze at a sky full of stars. No dogs permitted.  
4/5/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
4/5/15 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour every Sunday at this 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.  
4/5/15 Spring Canal Stroll 1:00 PM Providence Register
  A walk along the Providence Towpath to discuss the spring phenology occurrences and their impacts on humans and wildlife living along the Miami and Erie Canal throughout history. Thawed, the banks are budding with excitement to show off the first signs of the seasonal changes.  
4/5/15 The Lathrop House: Open Hours 1:00 PM Off-Site No Registration Required
  The Lathrop House is the only "Underground Railroad" site open to the public in northwest Ohio. Free tours are available of the Basement Museum on Sundays, April 5 through June 28. To schedule a fee-based school or group, call 419-882-8653 or 419-277-0107.  
4/6/15 Volunteer Naturalist Training 6:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Nature Interpretation, seasonal plant and animal cycles, and northwest Ohio natural history are the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study at various Metroparks locations. Recommended for walk leaders, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, and Volunteer Trail Patrol.  
4/7/15 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour every Sunday at this 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.  
4/7/15 Metroparks Bare Root Tree Planting Day: Swan Creek Preserve 4:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Come help our Land Stewards plant small, bare root trees. This reforestation is a small part of the larger Metroparks’ Land Management plan. Silver Maple, Walnut, Swamp White Oak, White Oak, Red Oak, and Pin Oak Trees will be planted across the district.  
4/7/15 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 more information email President Dave Westrick at evadwest@buckeye-express.com.  
4/7/15 BGSU Concert Series : Flute Students of Connor Nelson 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Tonight the flute students of Connor Nelson perform.  
4/7/15 Metroparks Mutts: Stroll Into Spring 8:00 PM Secor Metropark Register
  Bring your canine companion for a leisurely stroll during the early spring as we look for wildflowers and maybe witness the sky dance of the American Woodcock.. Dogs must have shots, get along with other dogs and be on standard six foot lead. Program cancelled if raining.  
4/8/15 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour every Sunday at this 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.  
4/9/15 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour every Sunday at this 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.  
4/9/15 Field Study for Adults: Frog Talk 7:00 PM Secor Metropark Register
  Attend one or all of these outdoor field excursions featuring seasonal topics at opportune sites: Meet here and then car pool to some great frog listening habitat!  
4/10/15 Metroparks Bare Root Tree Planting Day: Wildwood Preserve 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Come help our Land Stewards plant small, bare root trees. This reforestation is a small part of the larger Metroparks’ Land Management plan. Silver Maple, Walnut, Swamp White Oak, White Oak, Red Oak, and Pin Oak Trees will be planted across the district.  
4/10/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
4/10/15 Preschool Pioneers: Start Your Engines 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Bring your 3 to 5 year old to the little cabin in the big swamp to learn one of history’s fun activities. Children will hear a story of how people moved from place to place and make a wagon to take home. Please register child only.  
4/10/15 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour every Sunday at this 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.  
4/10/15 Wild Fridays!: Woodcock Whimsy 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Register for one or all programs in this new series for adults and families with school-aged children.
Have fun getting to know this strange bird as we visit its habitat to observe its show.
 
4/11/15 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  

 

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