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  Date Title Time Park Register
8/31/16 CANCELLED: FREE! Try-it Fitness:YOGA 8:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  A great Yoga class, all levels welcome. This Yoga class blends balance, strength & flexibility. This class will deliver a practical, user-friendly style of yoga. Relax your mind while improving circulation, posture and concentration.
Please bring: mat or towel & water
 
8/31/16 FREE! Try-it Fitness: YOGA 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  A great Yoga class, all levels welcome. This Yoga class blends balance, strength & flexibility. This class will deliver a practical, user-friendly style of yoga. Relax your mind while improving circulation, posture and concentration.
Please bring: mat or towel & water
 
8/31/16 In Search of Fall Color 9:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Brilliant fall color is on its way. Discover where and when it hits first in the Metroparks by taking a nice brisk walk through the park with an interpretive guide.  
8/31/16 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!  
8/31/16 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Good health really can start with a walk in the park. Join us for a brisk walk on park trails to increase your circulation and heart rate while enjoying the company of others. We usually hike 50 to 60 min, but there are points along the trail where you can shorten your walk.  
8/31/16 CANCELLED: FREE: Try-it Fitness: TaiChi 11:00 AM Side Cut Registration Closed
  TaiChi is the most unique workout to come along in decades. It's a ride along the wave of your Inner Power, like surfing on your own life energy – the Qi. It combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Tai Chi.  
8/31/16 Stranleigh Estate Tour 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  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.  
8/31/16 Singletrack Trail Volunteer Day 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Build the trail. Create the flow.
A singletrack bike trail 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. Bring your gloves, a water bottle and an attitude to get it done. [PVD]
 
8/31/16 VTP Quarterly Meeting for Pearson VTP: Quarterly Meeting 5:30 PM Pearson Register
  This meeting is for current and active members of the Volunteer Trail Patrol Program. [VMT]  
8/31/16 CANCELLED: Canoeing 201: 12 Hour Canoe Class, Ages 10+ 5:30 PM Wiregrass Lake Registration Closed
  Work with American Canoe Association certified instructors to learn everything you need to know to plan paddling trips on your own.  These programs cover material that will be taught on the water as well as in a classroom-type setting.

These advanced 201 courses will have around 2-3 hours of classroom-based instruction that take you through the basics of planning your own trip. On the water, instructors will cover advanced paddling stroke maneuvers and you will practice many different rescue techniques. It is highly recommended that you take the 101 Course or the Quickstart Course before taking the 201 course.

Registration fee covers the class series from 5:30-8:30 pm on 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, and 9/14. Please register only for the first session.

 
8/31/16 Campfire Cooking 6:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Join Metroparks staff for an enjoyable campfire culinary experience and experiment with different methods of preparing meals around a campfire. Cooking equipment, food, recipes, and instructions will be provided; just bring your appetite! Participants are also encouraged to bring their own reusable plate, bowl, silverware, and mug to minimize the amount of waste generated. Dress for the weather.  
9/1/16 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.  
9/1/16 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 environment—that'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.  
9/1/16 Try-it: Archery: Static Range, Adults and Kids 8+   Westwinds Metropark Registration Closed
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics of archery on our Westwinds Metropark Static Archery Range. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class!
 
9/1/16 Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, review current volunteer needs,review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thrusday of most months. [VMT]

 
9/1/16 FREE! Try-it Fitness: TaiChi 5:30 PM Side Cut Register
  A great combination of TaiChi & Yoga, good for beginners and active older adults.
This class blends balance, strength & flexibility. This class will deliver a practical, user-friendly style of TaiChi&Yoga. Relax your mind while improving circulation, posture and concentration.
Please bring: mat or towel & water
 
9/1/16 FREE! Try-it Fitness: Yoga 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  A great yoga class, all levels welcome. This yoga class blends balance, strength and flexibility. Relax your mind while improving circulation, posture and concentration. Please bring a mat and water.  
9/1/16 Outdoor Skill-Builder Series: Learn a New Skill Each Week 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  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 s’more and relax around the campfire with friends and family.  
9/2/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor 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. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
9/2/16 Drawing on Nature 11:00 AM Secor Register
  Draw on the nature found in the Window on Wildlife by learning the basics of sketching and recording what you see! Basic supplies will be provided.  
9/2/16 Good Health Walk 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!  
9/2/16 Tea at Stranleigh: Much Ado About...Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Tap into your inner Juliet, Lady Macbeth, or perhaps, King Lear as we salute William Shakespeare (1564-1616). It has been 400 years since his death and still we don't know whether "To be or not to be", but we can raise a cup of tea to the "Bard of Avon"! (Colors--teal and gold)


From 11:30-12:30 All tables will be reservation tables. From 12:30-2:30 All tables will be non-reservation tables for our walk-in guests.

Reservations open March 7, 2016. Please, call 419-344-4765.

 
9/2/16 Cycle Circle: University/Parks Ride 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Let’s ride! Grab your bike and a friend and meet at the Rocket Hall, Rocket Wheels Bike Share station. Join a leader and ride your bike down the University/Parks trail. We will make a stop at the beautiful Wildwood Metropark where a naturalist will show us around the grounds. The group will make its way back to UT together on the trail. This ride is open to University employees and students as well as the general public.

Need a bike? Check out Rocket Wheels, http://www.utoledo.edu/rocket-wheels.

Need a bike for a friend that is not a UT student or employee? Check out Rocket ReCycle, http://www.utoledo.edu/cisp/rocketrecycle.

On Health Science Campus and interested in joining the ride? Please contact Diana Watts at Diana.watts@utoledo.edu.

Some helmets will be provided by Healthy U on a first come first serve basis. Please bring your own helmet if possible.

This program is in partnership with the University of Toledo Rocket Wheels, Rocket ReCycle, Healthy U, UT Cycle Club, UT SEED Initiative, and Metroparks Toledo.

 
9/2/16 Cycle Circle: Overnight Bike Trip: Pre-trip Information 6:00 PM Secor Register
  Pack a bike for your next outdoor adventure. Join us for a pre-trip information session to find out what an overnight bike ride is all about. We will review overnight bike trip basics including gear, road safety and routes as well as group riding etiquette. Bring your bike and gear.

*Please note, we ask all participants interested in the 38.5 mile overnight bike ride on September 10-11 through different Metroparks to attend this pre-trip information session.

 
9/2/16 Park After Dark: New Moon Walk 8:15 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Ready to meet your park after dark? Come join Metroparks for some nocturnal fun! Discover that just because the sun has set, doesn't mean everyone has gone to sleep. You are welcome to bring a flashlight or headlamp. Remember to dress for the weather.  
9/3/16 Cycle Circle: Women's Group Ride 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.  
9/3/16 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 what’s going on this week in your Metroparks.  
9/3/16 Stewardship Day 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Help take care of our natural recourses. Join a Metroparks land steward on a seasonally appropriate work project. Projects include but are not limited to native seed collection and invasive species removal. Scheduled volunteer days are the first Saturday of the month. Groups are welcome! Please call Trish at 419-407-9703 if group is larger than 5 individuals. [PVD]  
9/3/16 Singletrack 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. [PVD]  
9/3/16 Oak Openings Hike 9:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Get outside and stay on track for a healthier lifestyle on this morning hike through Oak Openings Metropark. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  

 

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