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  Date Title Time Park Register
8/1/15 Just for Seniors! Audubon Islands Kayak Paddle (Ages 55 and older) 7:30 AM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Explore Audubon Islands, which contains one of the Maumee’s largest and most scenic islands, with a leisurely paddle around the islands. A naturalist will point out interesting ecological features of the river and the island. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray. This program is specifically for participants ages 55 and older.  
8/1/15 Public Stewardship Day at Oak Openings Preserve 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Help take care of our Natural Resources! Join Metroparks Land Steward on a seasonally appropriate work project. These projects include invasive plant removal, native seed collection and more. This scheduled volunteer day takes place the first Saturday of each month (except July!) Please sign up to join us! Groups are welcome.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Krista Underwood, with questions; krista.underwood@metroparkstoledo.com or 419-407-9841
 
8/1/15 Friends of Side Cut: Gardening 9:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Do you have a green thumb? Share your talents by helping Friends of Side Cut maintain the lovely gardens at Side Cut.  
8/1/15 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 on River Road in the parking lot just past I-475 overpass.  
8/1/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/1/15 Audubon Islands Kayak Paddle (Ages 12 and older) 11:00 AM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Explore Audubon Islands, which contains one of the Maumee’s largest and most scenic islands, with a leisurely paddle around the islands. A naturalist will point out interesting ecological features of the river and the island. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray. Participants must be at least 12 years old.  
8/1/15 Homesteading: Summer Kitchen Cooking 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 149 years. Save yourself from the sweltering heat, cooking outdoors cannot be beat!. Lend a hand while, the lady of the house cooks a meal over and open fire. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the mending, try on the clothing or just explore.  
8/1/15 Celebrating Freedom! 1:00 PM Off-Site No Registration Required
  Today we celebrate freedom at the Lathrop House! Learn why this date was chosen and step back into the tumultuous mid-nineteenth century to find out what life was like for those who were willing to risk their lives to attain freedom and for the abolitionists who became involved in the Underground Railroad in order to help these freedom seekers. Tours of the Lathrop House museum and cellar areas will be given, as the 5th United States Colored Troop co. C and other historical reenactors will bring this era to life. Refreshments will be served.  
8/2/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/2/15 The Lathrop House: Open Hours 1:00 PM Off-Site No Registration Required
  The Lathrop House is the only Underground Railroad site open to the public in northwest Ohio. Free tours of the basement museum are available on Sundays, July 5 through September 27.....1 to 4 p.m.  
8/2/15 CANCELLED: Vintage Base Ball: Great Black Swamp Frogs vs. Richmond Bees 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  No glove? No problem. See how base ball was meant to be played (and spelled) when the Sylvania Great Black Swamp Frogs take on the Richmond Bees of Richmond, Michigan in an 1860s "base ball match."  
8/2/15 Backpacking How-to's and Hike 6:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  The need to feed. Learn basic backpacking skills, strap on a pack and do a practice hike. This program is part three (3) of a four (4) session series. This session will focus on food, water and sanitation. Registration is FREE for those registered for the Autumn Adventure: Fall Colors Backpacking Experience, but you must call 419-407-9701 to register.  
8/3/15 CANCELLED: History Camp (Ages 7 to 12) 9:00 AM Providence Registration Closed
  Metroparks is rich in natural resources and unique species, but here is your chance to see how nature has helped to write history from the ground up. This week, we will focus on the Canal Period of Ohio History. Campers will get to explore the Canals at Providence Park with trips to the Isaac Ludwig Mill, Side Cut locks and other local hotbeds of history. Throughout the week, campers will be learning the skills necessary to survive in historic times; and, they will discover how the natural history and human history have collided throughout time. Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee covers all other equipment, field trip transportation, one snack per day and a t-shirt.  
8/3/15 Nature Camp (Ages 8 to 12) 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Campers will discover the forest around them, from what lies below their feet to the birds soaring high in the sky. All will take part in hands-on science experiments, archery, canoeing, fishing, swimming and more. This will be an experience your campers will remember, with new friends they will never forget. Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, transportation for two field trips and one snack per day.  
8/3/15 CANCELLED: Wee Workshop Camp (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Explore a different nature theme each day through songs, puppets and games. Enjoy multi-sensory activities, crafts and outdoor exploration. Adults will play alongside their child. Register child only. Camp is held rain or shine, with plenty of rainy day options.  
8/4/15 New Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are encouraged to attend this orientation, which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests, review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thursday of most months.

 
8/4/15 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Waiting List
  Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath. A naturalist highlights the scenery, as passengers relax in Metroparks wheelchair accessible, open-air trolley. Program runs every Tuesday, June through October.  
8/4/15 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers helped to shape American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For additional information, email President Dave Westrick at evadwest@buckeye-express.com.  
8/5/15 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.  
8/5/15 Accent on Accesibility: Stand-Up Paddleboard Paddle 4:30 PM Wiregrass Lake Waiting List
  Visitors of any ability level can enjoy the beautiful Metroparks at these accessible programs. Paddle the beautiful pond and learn some stand-up paddleboard basics. Participants must be 8 or older. Participants should be willing to get wet and comfortable swimming with a lifejacket. Please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet (no flip-flops). All Stand-up Paddleboard and Accent on Accessibility classes are partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft  
8/5/15 Free Try-It! Stand Up Paddleboards   Wiregrass Lake Register
  Try out the Metropark’s new stand up paddleboards for free! Enjoy a paddle around the beautiful Wiregrass Lake and try your hand at this fun paddlesport.  
8/5/15 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson Register
  The Friends of Pearson always welcome fellow fans of the park to help plan events and volunteer activities. These meetings are the best way to learn how to support the popular Oregon Metropark.  
8/6/15 New Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are encouraged to attend this orientation, which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests, review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thursday of most months.

 
8/7/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/7/15 Tea At The Manor House: Anchors Aweigh On The S.S. Stranleigh Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Celebrating the spirit of adventure of Sailors and would-be sailors (colors - ocean blue and yellow). Seatings include tea, two sandwiches, two desserts and musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of Stranleigh Manor. Reservations welcome but not required. Reservations Tea's are scheduled between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and Walk-In guest will be welcomed 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For limited reservations, call 419-344-4765. Sponsored and presented by the Manor House Volunteers.  
8/8/15 ACA Level 1: Essentials of Stand-Up Paddleboarding 9:00 AM Wiregrass Lake Registration Closed
  This 4 hour American Canoe Association skills course offers an in-depth introduction to the important information necessary for safe and enjoyable stand up paddleboarding on calm water, including paddling safety, potential hazards, simple rescues, and basic strokes. All ACA skills courses are taught by staff with American Canoe Association instructor certifications. Participants should be willing to get wet and comfortable swimming with a lifejacket. Please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet (no flip-flops). This program is for ages 18 and older. All Stand Up Paddleboard and Accent on Accessibility classes are partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.  
8/8/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/8/15 Overnight Camp 4:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Enjoy a fun-filled overnight getaway at the new Farnsworth campsites on the beautiful Maumee River. Metroparks naturalists will lead geocaching, nature hikes, s'mores, and much more. Come alone, with a sweetheart, or the whole family! Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Overnight Camp begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 10:00 am Sunday. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast provided. Bring a tent, equipment and a sleeping bag. A detailed recommended equipment list will be emailed to registered participants. Limited camping equipment is available to borrow on a first come first served basis; please specify in the comments section if you need to borrow equipment. Please register all participants. Campers must be five years or older.  
8/9/15 Gallery Exhibition: River Of Many Faces 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  A photographic celebration of our great river, the Maumee- largest watershed in the Great Lakes Basin. Dozens of photographs by Art Weber depict the mighty river in all seasons, from its origins in Indiana to Maumee Bay. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, July 3 through September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/9/15 Historical Tours Of The Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour at this Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Leave time to explore the beautiful grounds. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, July 1 though September 30, Noon to 5 p.m. The Manor House will be closed the first Thursday and Friday of each month, except in July.  

 

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