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  Date Title Time Park Register
9/27/16 Collectibles: Red Rose Tea Figures -A 35 year collection by Jane Baessler 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Coffee and refreshments served at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m.  
9/27/16 Collectibles: Red Rose Tea Figures -A 35 year collection by Jane Baessler 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Coffee and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and program at 10 a.m.  
9/27/16 Bird Brains: Lunch and Learn 11:30 AM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Get ready to learn while you lunch! We will cover bird migration and the different species flying through our Metroparks.Enjoy your lunch while the birds enjoy theirs! Please bring a packed lunch. Binoculars and field guides will be provided.  
9/27/16 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.  
9/27/16 Evening Explorer Expedition 7:00 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Experience Metroparks in a different light on this evening excursion along the banks of the Maumee River. Relax and enjoy the scenery as we look for birds, deer, raccoons, and frogs during an extended open air trolley ride. The tram is wheelchair accessible.  
9/28/16 CANCELLED:Hatchling Hike 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Parents and young ones- come join Metroparks on a stroller strut! Meet area parents/caretakers on this leisurely nature walk. Engage your senses while learning about the different native wildlife and the changing colors of Metropark landscapes.  
9/28/16 Good Health is Just a Walk in the Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join us for a brisk walk on park trails. The pace gets your heart pumping and blood flowing on this 50-60 min. walk. Start your first steps to better health today!  
9/28/16 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.  
9/28/16 Singletrack Bike Trail Volunteer Day 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Build the trail. Create the flow. A singletrack bike trail is coming soon! This trail will be 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. Bring your gloves, a water bottle and an attitude to get it done. Meet at the Springbrook Picnic Area, 4600 Waterville-Swanton Rd. Please be prompt as we will head out to the trail from our meeting location. Running late? Call Brad at 419-350-1740. [PVD]  
9/29/16 Wake Up with the Birds! 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings for the birds! Bring your favorite warm beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife to observe and interpret the feathered friends visiting the feeders.  
9/29/16 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Digging up Science 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Dig up some fun soil activities in this program designed to inspire, inquire, and engage all of your senses. Collect real time science data to report back to NASA. Leave with a better understanding of the important roll that soil plays beneath our feet.  
9/29/16 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.  
9/29/16 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create 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.  
9/29/16 Outdoor Skill-Builder Series: Learn a New Skill Each Week 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Gather around a campfire to learn a new outdoor skill each week. Topics will include useful survival skills such as knots, compass navigation, or primitive firebuiding. After your hands-on lesson enjoy a símore and relax around the campfire with friends and family.  
9/29/16 Overnight Pre-Trip Meeting: Overnight Backpacking Adventure 6:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  No registration. This program is only available to those who register for the overnight trip.


 
9/30/16 St...Art With Nature : Emphasis (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Secor Register
  This is a hands-on experience designed to cultivate a love for art while experience the outdoors. Little artist will examine shapes, hear a story and explore how nature uses shapes to create the artwork on display in the National Center for Nature Photography. Next, explore the natural world on the trail by looking for shapes through a camera lens. Finally, kids will apply their visual experience to create shapely nature collages. Adult must accompany child during the program. Register child only.  
9/30/16 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.  
9/30/16 East of the River: Fall Color Bus Tours 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Join us on the Metropark mini-bus in search of fall color on Toledo's East Side. Roll through Pearson Metropark and escape out to the bay to enjoy brilliant reds, fantastic yellows, and all of the beautiful colors that come with the cooler fall weather.  
9/30/16 Good Health is Just a Walk in the Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join us for a brisk walk on park trails. The pace gets your heart pumping and blood flowing on this 50-60 min. walk. Start your first steps to better health today!  
9/30/16 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.  
9/30/16 Get Fit Fridays: Good Health Really Is a Walk in the Park 12:00 PM Middlegrounds No Registration Required
  Use your lunch break to break out of old habits. Join us for a brisk 50 min. walk around the park and riverfront. Take those first steps to better health today!  
9/30/16 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.  
9/30/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park...After Dark! 8:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Good Health really can start with just a walk in the park. The outdoor exercise increases circulation and oxygen and helps rid your cells of impurities. It's also good for your heart! Come join us for a brisk walk on park trails and take in the cool night air. Please note that registration is required.  
10/1/16 Cycle Circle: Women's Group Ride: 10 miles 7:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Calling all outdoor women! Start your day off on the path to good health with other cyclist for a morning bike ride around your beautiful Oak Openings Metropark. All cyclist levels welcome on this beginners level ride. Be sure to bring your bike, helmet (required), lights or reflective gear, full reusable water bottle and friends. The pace will be set by a group consensus.  
10/1/16 Into The Woods 5K Series: Coyote Crawl 8:00 AM Secor Register
  Run, walk or combine the two, in this noncompetitive 5K. Into the Woods 5K provides the perfect opportunity to experience your Metroparks in the early morning light. This just for fun event has no official timing or scoring, so go at your own pace. There is an unofficial clock at the finish line to check your time. Toledo Roadrunners Club will mark the course to guide you through the beautiful park along the course. Metroparks interpreters and outdoor experts will be onsite highlighting unique natural features. Children 5 and under are free.  
10/1/16 Into The Woods 5K Series: Coyote Crawl (5 and Under) 8:00 AM Secor Register
  Run, walk or combine the two, in this noncompetitive 5K. Into the Woods 5K provides the perfect opportunity to experience your Metroparks in the early morning light. This just for fun event has no official timing or scoring, so go at your own pace. There is an unofficial clock at the finish line to check your time. Toledo Roadrunners Club will mark the course to guide you through the beautiful park along the course. Metroparks interpreters and outdoor experts will be onsite highlighting unique natural features. Children 5 and under are free.  
10/1/16 River Walks 9:00 AM Farnsworth No Registration Required
  Saturday morning River walks are a great way to build exercise into your day! Enjoy the scenic Maumee River, the comradery of a walking group and learn about whatís going on this week in your Metroparks.  
10/1/16 Singletrack Bike Trail Volunteer Day 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Build the trail. Create the flow. A singletrack bike trail is coming soon! This trail will be 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. Bring your gloves, a water bottle and an attitude to get it done. Meet at the Springbrook Picnic Area, 4600 Waterville-Swanton Rd. Please be prompt as we will head out to the trail from our meeting location. Running late? Call Brad at 419-350-1740. [PVD]  
10/1/16 Fall Leaves and Seeds Nature Walk 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Come explore the our largest Metropark in search of fall's bounty of fruits, nuts and seeds. Sightings of squirrels, birds and chipmunks are sure to delight as they prepare for winter's long nap.
 
10/1/16 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.  

 

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