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  Date Title Time Park Register
11/28/14 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.  
11/29/14 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.  
11/30/14 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.  
12/3/14 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.  
12/5/14 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.  
12/5/14 A Cup Of Christmas: Holiday Tea At Stranleigh 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Enjoy a delightful 'Tea At Stranleigh' among the "Holidays" splendor of the Manor House. Seating for this new event is limited and reservations must be pre-paid. Guests will enjoy an extra delicious morning tea, with musical entertainment, followed by a leisurely stroll of the fabulously decorated Manor Hose before it is opened to the public. A charming way to kick-off your holiday season in a spectacular setting. While celebrating the 75th anniversary of the house. Prepaid reservations will start Saturday, November 10 at 9 a.m., by calling 419-344-4765.  
12/5/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer and Members Preview 4:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Be the first to see this year's holiday decorations in the Manor House at this special Members and Volunteers only preview. This Toledo tradition has been delighting visitors of all ages for over 30 years and this year is no exception.  
12/6/14 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.
 
12/6/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ring in the holiday season by volunteering as a stationary tour assistant at Metroparks Holidays in the Manor House. Volunteers help to move the crowds along while enjoying the surroundings of the 76 year old decorated Manor House. Age 12 and up. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers under 18 must have parental consent. Small groups, individuals, and families with older children welcome.  
12/6/14 Festivities In The Farmhouse: Family Fun 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Get inspired for the holidays at the Farmhouse located at the East Entrance to Wildwood Preserve. Activities include unique, creative, fun holiday crafts for kids. Readers from Read for Literacy will be in the house reading children's holiday stories to the kids. Santa just may stop by to visit as well. Apple cider and snacks provided. No fee and no reservations required.  
12/6/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Runs December 6 through December 14 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Ring in the holidays with northwest Ohio’s most festive celebration. For over 30 years volunteers have decorated the Manor House at Wildwood for all to enjoy. Stroll through the home and see why over 10,000 of your neighbors make this an annual holiday event.  
12/6/14 Holiday Cafe & Craft Show: Runs December 6 through December 14 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Finish your holiday visit to the Manor House with a short walk to the Holiday Cafe and Craft Show in Metroparks Hall. Warm-up with hot chocolate, coffee, hot dogs, cookies and fresh popcorn. Special handmade gifts are for sale from local craftsmen. Cafe is sponsored and presented by Volunteers in Parks. Proceeds benefit Metroparks and have been used to purchase a portable defibrillator machine, fix damage to Metroparks Hall and much more.  
12/6/14 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.  
12/6/14 Curious Critters For Kids (Ages 3 to 8) 10:30 AM Secor Metropark Register
  Explore the amazing, up-close worlds of common North American animals—from butterflies and birds to frogs and flying squirrels—with award-winning photographer and writer David FitzSimmons. With the help of the audience, David will perform parts of his “Curious Critters” picture books. Children will shriek like hawks, hop like toads, and slither like snakes. Learn how butterflies drink, ways mammals fly, and why frogs sing. Show includes puppets and take-home activities for all children!  
12/6/14 Homesteading: A Pioneering Christmas 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 share in the holiday traditions of our Black Swamp ancestors.  
12/6/14 Victorian Christmas At Oak Grove School 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Oak Grove School invites you to experience the magic of Christmas in the 1890s. Our one room school house will be bustling with activities. Decorate your own Victorian tree ornaments such as red or green paper cornucopias filled with candy pieces or penny postcards trimmed in lace. Sample a traditional festive drink and enjoy a sweet Christmas treat. Don’t forget to “whisper what you want” in St. Nicholas’ ear before you leave.  
12/6/14 Meet The Artist: David FitzSimmons 1:00 PM Secor Metropark Register
  Award-winning author and Sigma Pro photographer David FitzSimmons travels across North America presenting educational and fun programs for children and adults. These conservation-focused programs help get participants grow closer to nature. From school visits and library programs to photography workshops and civic club events, David actively encourages children and their families to get out into nature, learn, and have fun!
David is the NCNP’s featured guest artist. Meet him at a reception, book signing and presentation about his new exhibit “Curious Critters: Larger Than Life.”
 
12/6/14 Full Moon 5:30 PM Secor Metropark Register
  The full moon lights the way on this naturalist led night hike. Track nocturnal wildlife, call owls and gaze at a sky full of stars. No dogs permitted.  
12/7/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ring in the holiday season by volunteering as a stationary tour assistant at Metroparks Holidays in the Manor House. Volunteers help to move the crowds along while enjoying the surroundings of the 76 year old decorated Manor House. Age 12 and up. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers under 18 must have parental consent. Small groups, individuals, and families with older children welcome.  
12/7/14 Festivities InThe Farmhouse: Family Fun 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Get inspired for the holidays at the Farmhouse located at the East Entrance to Wildwood Preserve. Activities include unique, creative, fun holiday crafts for kids. Readers from Read for Literacy will be in the house reading children's holiday stories to the kids. Santa just may stop by to visit as well. Apple cider and snacks provided. No fee and no reservations required.  
12/7/14 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.  
12/8/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ring in the holiday season by volunteering as a stationary tour assistant at Metroparks Holidays in the Manor House. Volunteers help to move the crowds along while enjoying the surroundings of the 76 year old decorated Manor House. Age 12 and up. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers under 18 must have parental consent. Small groups, individuals, and families with older children welcome.  
12/9/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ring in the holiday season by volunteering as a stationary tour assistant at Metroparks Holidays in the Manor House. Volunteers help to move the crowds along while enjoying the surroundings of the 76 year old decorated Manor House. Age 12 and up. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers under 18 must have parental consent. Small groups, individuals, and families with older children welcome.  
12/10/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ring in the holiday season by volunteering as a stationary tour assistant at Metroparks Holidays in the Manor House. Volunteers help to move the crowds along while enjoying the surroundings of the 76 year old decorated Manor House. Age 12 and up. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers under 18 must have parental consent. Small groups, individuals, and families with older children welcome.  
12/10/14 Festivities InThe Farmhouse: Wreath Making 4:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Get inspired for the holidays at the Farmhouse located at the East Entrance to Wildwood Preserve. Plan for one hour to complete the project. This evening make your own 12" Holiday Wreath, made from fresh boxwood. This will be a lovely addition to your homes holiday décor! Supplies and space is limited.  
12/11/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ring in the holiday season by volunteering as a stationary tour assistant at Metroparks Holidays in the Manor House. Volunteers help to move the crowds along while enjoying the surroundings of the 76 year old decorated Manor House. Age 12 and up. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers under 18 must have parental consent. Small groups, individuals, and families with older children welcome.  
12/11/14 Field Study for Adults: Night Life Naturally at Stranleigh! 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Attend one or all of these outdoor field excursions featuring seasonal topics at opportune sites: What’s special about the natural world at Wildwood, and how has it changed since the Stranahan estate? Bundle up for a walk about history and natural history as we explore the park’s wild night life!  
12/12/14 Holidays in the Manor House: Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ring in the holiday season by volunteering as a stationary tour assistant at Metroparks Holidays in the Manor House. Volunteers help to move the crowds along while enjoying the surroundings of the 76 year old decorated Manor House. Age 12 and up. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers under 18 must have parental consent. Small groups, individuals, and families with older children welcome.  
12/12/14 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.  
12/12/14 Festivities In The Farmhouse: Painting   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Get inspired for the holidays at the Farmhouse located at the East Entrance to Wildwood Preserve. Everyone has an artist within. Wine and Canvas will walk you through a step-by-step process of creating your own masterpiece that you will be proud to display in your own home. All supplies and apron provided. Loads of fun and no experience required. Space is limited.  

 

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