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8/22/14 Noon Tunes on the Lawn 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Final Noon Tunes of the season. Looking for a fun and uplifting way to spend lunch? Grab a lawn chair and meet at the Gazebo on the Manor House lawn. Bring a lunch, find a piece of shade and listen to the sounds of a guest musician.

This week: Steve Kennedy and Mike Harshman

When not playing with their Band, "Beg to Differ," Steve and Mike play at venues all over Northwest Ohio as a duo. Their repertoire of music spans from yesterday to today in a style of their own using acoustic guitar, bass, and vocals.

 
8/22/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
8/22/14 Wild Fridays!: Prairie Parade 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Register for one or all programs in this new series for adults and families with school-aged children.
Blooming prairie wildflowers will set the stage for us to explore the abundant life living there.
 
8/22/14 Katudids and Coneheads 8:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  A symphony of night singing insects will serenade us as we see which ones we can name.  
8/23/14 Friends of Side Cut: Adopt-A-Road 9:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Help the Friends of Side Cut keep this river park beautiful. Bring your gloves to this clean up project. Meet at the Riverview Shelter parking lot.  
8/23/14 220th Commemoration of the Battle of Fallen Timbers 2:00 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Join the Toledo Metroparks as we commemorate the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Learn about the significant battle and the people who fought.


2 to 4 p.m.: History Open House
Presenters from The Canadian Militia, Kentucky Militia, Black Swamp Intertribal Association and Metroparks. Activities available for children and adults.


3 to 3:45 p.m.: “Circle of Life”
Special presentation by Shawnee storyteller, Ron Hatten, Wehyehpihehrsehnhwah.


4 to 5 p.m: Commemoration and Memorial Ceremony:
Honoring the fallen in the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers. Wreath laying ceremony, keynote speaker and musical tributes.


5 to 6 p.m: Guided Battlefield Tours.

Parking will be available at the Shops at Fallen Timbers and the Fallen Timbers Monument. There will be a shuttle between the mall and the event, or it is a 2/3 mile walk from the monument.

 
8/24/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
8/24/14 CANCELLED Sunday in the Park with Art (Ages 13 and Above) : Pioneering Paintbrushes 1:00 PM Pearson Register
  Whether you are a novice or a seasoned artist, Sunday is your day to escape to your Metroparks’ unique attractions and observe and create in various mediums.
Join us for a watercolor experience! Explore the environment in your community, by creating a painting "en plein air" meaning outside. Capture the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin at Pearson Metropark while learning some fun tips to becoming a better painter. Some supplies provided.
 
8/26/14 Wee Workshop: Rivers and Rocks 10:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate children's love for the outdoors and includes a craft, story time and a nature walk. Learn about life in the Maumee River. Bring water shoes to explore the river up close by looking for life under the rocks and in the riffles of the river. Please do not wear open toed shoes or flip-flops. Adults companion must attend the program with their child. Register child only.  
8/26/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
8/26/14 Paddling 201: Kayak Rescues   Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Do you enjoy kayaking, but are concerned that you don't know what to do in case of an unintentional capsize? Come learn how to rescue yourself and others in this beginner-friendly program. Previous kayaking experience is required; you must be comfortable paddling forwards, backwards and turning the kayak. Participants must be at least 12 year of age and participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants should dress to get wet.  
8/26/14 Paddling 201: Kayak Rescues 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Do you enjoy kayaking, but are concerned that you don't know what to do in case of an unintentional capsize? Come learn how to rescue yourself and others in this beginner-friendly program. Previous kayaking experience is required; you must be comfortable paddling forwards, backwards and turning the kayak. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and participants under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants should dress to get wet.  
8/26/14 Paddling 201: Kayak Rescues 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Do you enjoy kayaking, but are concerned that you don't know what to do in case of an unintentional capsize? Come learn how to rescue yourself and others in this beginner-friendly program. Previous kayaking experience is required; you must be comfortable paddling forwards, backwards and turning the kayak. Participants must be at least 12 year of age and participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants should dress to get wet.  
8/26/14 Friends of Side Cut: Sandpiper Cruise 7:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Take a cruise along the Maumee River with The Blade Outdoor Editor Matt Markey. His presentation will be on creatures and critters that poke, pierce and puncture! The fee is $20.00, meet at the foot of Jefferson and the River at 7 p.m. Reservations by calling 419-897-8663.  
8/26/14 Side Cut Explorer: Twilight Adventure 7:45 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Experience Metroparks in a different light on this twilight ride along the banks of the Maumee River. Call owls and look for nocturnal activity during an extended open air trolley ride. The tram is wheelchair accessible.  
8/27/14 Morning Paddle 8:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Enjoy an early morning paddle on the Maumee River in our brand new kayaks! We will provide kayaks, paddles and lifejackets. Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/27/14 Hurray For Homeschoolers: River Exploration and Water Study (Ages 8-13) 10:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Homeschool families of all ages bring your water shoes or old tennis shoes to walk in the shallow river and look for life among the ripples and riffs. Learn how the small creatures we find can tell us about the health of the Maumee river. Parents come prepared to walk in the river with their children. Please wear closed toe shoes. No flip flops. Bring a sack lunch for a riverside picnic after the program.  
8/27/14 Hurray For Homeschoolers: River Exploration and Water Study (Ages 3-7) 10:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Homeschool families of all ages bring your water shoes or old tennis shoes to walk in the shallow river and look for life among the ripples and riffs. Learn how the small creatures we find can tell us about the health of the Maumee river. Parents come prepared to walk in the river with their children. Please wear closed toe shoes. No flip flops. Bring a sack lunch for a riverside picnic after the program.  
8/27/14 Morning Paddle 10:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Enjoy an early morning paddle on the Maumee River in our brand new kayaks! We will provide kayaks, paddles and lifejackets. Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/27/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
8/27/14 Members Oak Openings Corridor Tour 6:00 PM Secor Metropark Waiting List
  Members board the new Metroparks Mini-bus for a tour of the Oak Openings Corridor properties. We will take short walks at some of the sites to explore rare species and habitats. Register early, as space is limited.  
8/27/14 VTP Quarterly Meeting for Wildwood/Swan Creek: For current and active members of VTP 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This meeting is for current and active members of the Volunteer Trail Patrol Program.  
8/28/14 Wee Workshop: Rivers and Rocks 10:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate children's love for the outdoors and includes a craft, story time and a nature walk. Learn about life in the Maumee River. Bring water shoes to explore the river up close by looking for life under the rocks and in the riffles of the river. Please do not wear open toed shoes or flip-flops. Adults companion must attend the program with their child. Register child only.  
8/28/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
8/28/14 Calling All Boy Scouts: Environmental Science Part II 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Scouts perform experiments and activities to earn this Eagle required badge. First Class and above only. Scouts must attend both programs (July 31 and August 28). A drop-off program. Dress for the weather. Registering for Part I you're automatically registered for Part II.  
8/28/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 4:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, but never had the chance or proper equipment? Join us for some beginner friendly instruction that would be helpful review for even the most experienced paddler. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/28/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 6:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, but never had the chance or proper equipment? Join us for some beginner friendly instruction that would be helpful review for even the most experienced paddler. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/29/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
8/30/14 Click With Nature Walk (Ages 7 to 13) 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Join Metroparks and WGTE Public Media for a 'Click With Nature' photo shoot. Capture stunning northwest Ohio scenery and learn a few fun tips to become a better photographer and naturalist. Bring an SD Card. Cameras provided. Visit clickwithnature.org for more information.  
8/31/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  

 

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