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9/1/15 New Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are encouraged to attend this orientation, which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests, review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thursday of most months.

 
9/1/15 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Registration Closed
  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.  
9/1/15 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers helped to shape 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.  
9/1/15 Friends of Lathrop House 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The Friends host their bimonthly meeting, where plans will be made for fall school visitation at the Lathrop House, as well as continued planning of future events and partnership possibilities for the upcoming 2016 season. Please join us! The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.  
9/2/15 Toddler Trails (Ages 18 months to 3 years) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  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.  
9/2/15 Just for Seniors: Open Paddle, Stand-Up Paddleboarding 1:00 PM Wiregrass Lake Registration Closed
  These sessions are designed to give people a change to freely practice their paddling skills or to explore the wildlife of the pond. Metroparks instructors will be on-hand to offer basic coaching and advice.  
9/2/15 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 popular Oregon Metropark.  
9/3/15 New Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are encouraged to attend this orientation, which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests, review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thursday of most months.

 
9/4/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
9/4/15 Tea At The Manor House: Blue Ribbon Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Saluting that great all-American tradition of the County Fair. The Manor House was a 'farm' back in its day. Who hasn't enjoyed the signs and sounds of harvest-time, fairs and all things homemade? (Colors - red and white with touches of blue). 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. Sponsored and presented by the Manor House Volunteers. Cost is $10 per setting (extra items 60 cents each.)  
9/5/15 CANCELLED: Public Stewardship Day at Oak Openings Preserve 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  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.  
9/5/15 ACA Level 1: Introduction to Stand-Up Paddleboarding 9:00 AM Wiregrass Lake Registration Closed
  This 3 hour American Canoe Association skills course offers a brief introduction to the important information necessary for safe and enjoyable stand-up paddleboarding on calm water, including paddling safety, potential hazards, simple rescues, and basic strokes. All ACA skills courses are taught by staff with American Canoe Association instructor certifications. Participants should be willing to get wet and comfortable swimming with a lifejacket. Please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet (no flip-flops). This program is just for adults age 18 and older. All Stand-up Paddleboard and Accent on Accessibility classes are partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.  
9/5/15 New Properties Bus Tour 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  From the Oak Openings corridor to the Maumee River, to Lake Erie Coastal Wetlands, this driving tour will feature several emerging Metroparks. Continental breakfast and a boxed lunch provided. For more information call 419-407-9723. Participants will meet at Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center. Metroparks will provide transportation for this bus tour.  
9/5/15 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.  
9/5/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
9/5/15 Homesteading: Is the Doctor In? 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. Concoctions and remedies for you to try let look at medicine Black Swamp days gone by. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the mending, try on the clothing or just explore.  
9/5/15 Autumn Adventure: Volunteer Canal Boat Brunch Cruise 11:00 AM Providence Register
  Board "The Volunteer" canal boat and journey along the banks of the historic Miami and Erie Canal while enjoying a light brunch. Listen to the birds chirp, as a Metroparks Naturalist leads you on this Autumn Adventure canal boat ride, explaining the changes taking place as autumn approaches. Save some time to visit the Isaac Ludwig Mill and Heritage Center after your ride. Call 419-407-9741 for reservations. Tickets for this special ride are $12.00 for adults ages 12 and up, $10.00 for Seniors ages 60 and over, and $8.00 for children ages 3-12. Ages 2 and under ride free.  
9/6/15 ACA Quickstart Your Canoe 9:00 AM Wiregrass Lake Register
  This 3 hour American Canoe Association skills course offers a brief introduction to the important basic information necessary for safe and enjoyable canoeing, including paddling safety, potential hazards, simple rescues, and basic strokes. Participants should wear clothes and shoes that can get wet, and bring water and sunscreen. All equipment provided.  
9/6/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
9/6/15 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. Leave time to explore the beautiful grounds. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, July 1 though September 30, Noon to 5 p.m. The Manor House will be closed the first Thursday and Friday of each month, except in July.  
9/6/15 Sewing Circle 1:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  Have a knack with needle and thread? Make the trip to Pearson and lend a helping hand mending and making historic clothing.  
9/6/15 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 of the basement museum are available on Sundays, July 5 through September 27.....1 to 4 p.m.  
9/8/15 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.  
9/8/15 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. Leave time to explore the beautiful grounds. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, July 1 though September 30, Noon to 5 p.m. The Manor House will be closed the first Thursday and Friday of each month, except in July.  
9/8/15 Archery 101 (Ages 13-17) 5:30 PM Side Cut Register
  Take aim and hone your archery skills with three weeks of beginner-friendly instruction and practice time. This session is only for participants ages 13 to 17. Participants must use our equipment. Registration for this session includes all three classes on Tuesdays September 8, September 15 and September 22.  
9/9/15 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. Leave time to explore the beautiful grounds. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, July 1 though September 30, Noon to 5 p.m. The Manor House will be closed the first Thursday and Friday of each month, except in July.  
9/9/15 Open Paddle-Kayaks 5:30 PM Wiregrass Lake Waiting List
  These sessions are designed to give people a chance to freely practice their paddling skills or to explore the wildlife of the pond. Metroparks instructors will be on hand to offer basic coaching and advice.  
9/10/15 Historical Tours Of The Manor House 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.  
9/11/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
9/11/15 Preschool Pioneers (Ages 3-5) : Work is never Done 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Bring your 3 to 5 year old, to the le cabin in the big swamp to experience how everyone had to pitch-in to get work done. The little pioneers will hear a story, try their hands at some of the chores that kids busied themselves with on the homestead, and create a candle to take home.  

 

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