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  Date Title Time Park Register
4/25/17 Collectibles: "White House China" Presidential Place Settings from the collection of Marjorie Waterfield 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Coffee and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m.  
4/25/17 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.  
4/25/17 Calling All Scouts!: Boy Scout Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  This is session 2 of 2. Please register for the first session on 4/4/17.

Scouts see what's happening right under their feet as soil and water makes the world function. There is no better place to earn your badge than the diverse Oak Openings Preserve, with everything from sandy and clay soils to rivers and watersheds.

This is a two session program; 4/4/17 and 4/25/17. This is a drop-off program.

 
4/26/17 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.  
4/26/17 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.  
4/26/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Over) 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.  
4/26/17 Singletrack Bike Trail Work Day 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  A singletrack bike trail is on its way to being completed! This trail is being built at Oak Openings Preserve with the help of volunteers. An estimated 1,000 hours of volunteer time will be needed to construct this trail. Wear long pants, bug spray and sunblock. Bring your gloves, a water bottle and an attitude to get it done. Ages 14+
To find out how to get involved, please go to MetroparksToledo.com/mtb and scroll down to the bottom of the page to find out how to sign up and volunteer. [PVD]
 
4/27/17 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).  
4/27/17 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.  
4/27/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 4:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Art goes green! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environmentóthat's YOUR environment. The waste humans create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art, Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created using surplus donations from Scrap 4 Art. Register all attending program.  
4/28/17 St...Art with Nature: Texture (3-5 year olds) 10:00 AM Secor Register
  Little artist join a park interpreter to look at textures in nature on display in the gallery and on the trails. Children will create their own textured masterpiece at this hands-on experience designed to cultivate a love of art and the outdoors. Adult must accompany child. Register child only.  
4/28/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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.  
4/28/17 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.  
4/28/17 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.  
4/28/17 Open Late so make it a Date 5:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Itís Friday night and the gallery is open late so make it a date. Come experience the beautiful images at the National Center for Nature Photography, light refreshments, and, of course, your dear sweet.  
4/28/17 Campfire Cooking: Warm Delights 7:00 PM Secor Register
  Fill up on hearty recipes for your next camping adventure as you enjoy a spring campfire. Whip up a delicious dessert while learning the basics of cooking over a fire. Recipes include trail cones and campfire eclairs. Bring a reusable plate, utensils and cup, and dress for the weather.  
4/29/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Register
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.[VMT]  
4/29/17 Reforestation Work Day: Tree Shelter Installation 9:00 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Join us in our reforestation efforts at Fallen Timbers Battlefield. We need help installing shelters, stakes, and mulch around thousands of newly planted trees. Be sure to dress for the weather. Please wear only closed toed shoes to protect your feet!
For more information or to register for a volunteer shift, go to www.metroparkstoledo.com/volunteer. If you'd like to bring a group of volunteers, please contact Annie Devine at annie.devine@metroparkstoledo.com or 419-407-9841 to register your group. All new volunteers must fill out a volunteer application before attending this event.
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4/29/17 Explore the Oak Openings Expansion 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Our biggest Metropark recently got bigger! Come out to explore the natural features of a 400 acre expansion on the west side of Oak Openings. This property is a unique mix of skunk cabbage seeps, mature woodlands, pine plantation and fallow fields. We will look for spring wildflowers and migrating birds. Meet walk leaders Joe Fausnaugh and Brandon Brywczynski at the Rite Aid Parking Lot, 105 West Airport Hwy, Swanton at 9 am. We will carpool to the property entrance. Please see toledonaturalists.org for changes or updates.  
4/29/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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.  
4/29/17 Spring Wildflower Walk 10:30 AM Pearson Register
  Discover what spring wildflowers blanket the forest floor. We will look for trout lily,spring beauty,wild ginger and more.  
4/29/17 The Buzz about Bees (and Other Pollinators) 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  There are 4000 be species native to North America, and many other pollinators like as we distinguish between species, spot look-alike imposters and appreciate their roles in nature and human production.  
4/29/17 Archery 101: Ages 8-15 3:00 PM Westwinds Register
  Transform into an arrow-slinging archer in two sessions. Get the tools to safely navigate the range, become familiar with basic archery equipment & start working on precision and accuracy.

Registration fee includes both sessions. Register only if you can attend both. Only Metroparks equipment may be used. First session is Saturday April 29, 2017. Second session is Saturday May 6, 2017. Both session's are from 3:00pm till 4:30pm.

 
4/29/17 Metroparks Members Ski Hut Open House and Great Lakes Folk Songs around the Campfire: All Ages 7:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  View Metropark's newest overnight rental facility. Peruse the renovated ski hut cabin at the Oak Openings Pine Ridge Area and linger to hear Great Lakes historian and folk singer Russ Franzen present an interactive concert around a campfire with songs reflecting the history of the Great Lakes Region. Sing alongs are encouraged; campfire s'mores included. Participants will park at the Horse Riders Center and cross the street to access the ski hut cabin area.  
4/30/17 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 and follow the fun to the Window on Wildlife and park trails to discover what is waiting to be seen around Secor Metropark.  
4/30/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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.  
4/30/17 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.  
4/30/17 Survival Day: Families 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Learn different techniques for dealing with survival situations and get closer to your family as you participate in fire building, shelter building, and water purifying activities. Cook a snack over your campfire for a mid-program treat.  
4/30/17 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists, Chris and Randy Haar.  
4/30/17 Reforestation Work Day: Tree Shelter Installation 1:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Join us in our reforestation efforts at Fallen Timbers Battlefield. We need help installing shelters, stakes, and mulch around thousands of newly planted trees. Be sure to dress for the weather. Please wear only closed toed shoes to protect your feet!
For more information or to register for a volunteer shift, go to www.metroparkstoledo.com/volunteer. If you'd like to bring a group of volunteers, please contact Annie Devine at annie.devine@metroparkstoledo.com or 419-407-9841 to register your group. All new volunteers must fill out a volunteer application before attending this event.
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