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  Date Title Time Park Register
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.  
8/31/14 Autumn Adventure: Oak Openings Sand Dunes Hike 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Start your 2014 Autumn Adventure right with a hike to the Girdham Road Sand Dunes to explore this premier site for rare species.  
9/2/14 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Register
  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.  
9/2/14 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.  
9/2/14 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers was a seminal event in American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For more information email President Dave Westrick at evadwest@buckeye-express.com.  
9/2/14 Friends of Lathrop House 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The oldest house in Sylvania is starting to look like itself again. With the restoration of the basement and exterior of the Lathrop House nearly complete, the volunteer group responsible for preserving the home invites everyone interested in the regionís history to attend the bi-monthly meetings that shape the future of this important cultural landmark.  
9/3/14 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Toddler Trails (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
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.
 
9/3/14 Members Oak Openings Corridor Tour 6:00 PM Secor Metropark Registration Closed
  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.  
9/3/14 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 historical Oregon Metropark.  
9/4/14 ESTATE TOUR 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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.  
9/5/14 Tea at Stranleigh: PuttnOn The Glitz - Hollywood Style 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Seatings include tea, two sandwiches, two desserts and musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Manor House, which was once known as Stranleigh. Reservations welcome but not required. For limited reservations, call 419 344 4765. Sponsored and presented by the Manor House Volunteers.  
9/5/14 Calling all Daisy Scouts: Clover Petal 4:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Follow the honeybees and learn about what it means to use your resources wisely. Earn your Clover petal by finding new ways to use old things. Scouts will complete all steps to earn the Clover Petal.  
9/5/14 More than Símores 8:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Tired of the same old símores? Learn some simple recipes for deliciously different campfire desserts! Snacks will be provided Ė just bring your appetite!  
9/6/14 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.
 
9/6/14 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.  
9/6/14 Homesteading: Let there be Light 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 Dip candles for the long winter nights to come.  
9/6/14 Autumn Adventure: Wild Times History Paddle 12:00 PM Fort Miamis Waiting List
  Enjoy a 3-mile paddle around one of northwest Ohioís naturally wild island gems as you learn about some of the wild times in the history of Ft. Miamis, Audubon Island, and Orleans Park. Participants must be 12 or older. All minors must be in the same canoe as their legal guardian. Two people per canoe. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water.  
9/7/14 Mill Volunteer Work Day 9:00 AM Providence Register
  Volunteer to work alongside the scenic Maumee River at one of northwest Ohio's most unique historic sites. Volunteers will assist in mopping, window washing, sweeping, dusting, and polishing machinery. Please dress to get dirty, sturdy shoes are recommended. Great for service hours. Groups welcome.  
9/7/14 Sunday In the Park with Art: Maumee River 10:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Capture the unique beauty of Blue Creek, your newest Metropark. Learn a few fun tips to become a better photographer, naturalist and historian. Bring an SD Card and your camera. If you don't have a camera, one will be provided.  
9/7/14 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.  
9/8/14 Camp Expedition (Adults) 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Ever feel a little jealous when sending the little one off to Nature Camp? Not this summer - go on your very own adventure at Camp Expedition! Spend the week learning some fundamentals of environmental science and explore Metroparks like never before. Camp specifically focuses on the ecology of the Oak Openings Region. Adults from all educational backgrounds are welcome! Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee covers equipment and a t-shirt. Different parks each day.  
9/8/14 Twilight Canoe Paddle 8:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Join Metroparks naturalist and paddling instructors for a leisurely lake excursion in our brand new kayaks. Experience the sights and sounds of the park after dark and relax as you paddle under the full moon. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit. Participants must be at least 4 years old and all minors must be in the same canoe as their legal guardian.  
9/8/14 Full Moon Kayak Paddle 9:30 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Join Metroparks naturalist and paddling instructors for a leisurely lake excursion in our brand new kayaks. Experience the sights and sounds of the park after dark and relax as you paddle under the full moon. 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.  
9/9/14 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Register
  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.  
9/9/14 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.  
9/9/14 Shipman Garden Tour 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) was once called the "Dean of American Women Landscape Architects". She designed over 600 gardens during her thirty-five year career. Ms. Shipman said, "I use plants as a painter uses the colors from his palette". With an interpreter, stroll through Wildwood's Shipman Garden and learn about Ellen's background as a designer, the architectural details, and the plants she used to achieve her masterpiece.  
9/9/14 Under The Moon 5K Run/Walk 6:00 PM Pearson Register
  Join the Metroparks, the Toledo Roadrunners Club and Dave's Running Shop for a special event under the light of the moon. Run against the clock or enjoy a walk on the 3.1 mile trail course. Special lighting will help guide the way but flashlights and headlamps are suggested. This is a fun event for all; there will be no official timing or scoring so go at your own pace. Along with a great Autumn run/walk under the moon, enjoy roaring fire pits, apple cider, s'mores, music and learn from Metroparks Naturalist 'What sings in the night?"  
9/9/14 Under The Moon 5K Run/Walk (5 and Under) 6:00 PM Pearson Register
  Join the Metroparks, the Toledo Roadrunners Club and Dave's Running Shop for a special event under the light of the moon. Run against the clock or enjoy a walk on the 3.1 mile trail course. Special lighting will help guide the way but flashlights and headlamps are suggested. This is a fun event for all; there will be no official timing or scoring so go at your own pace. Along with a great Autumn run/walk under the moon, enjoy roaring fire pits, apple cider, s'mores, music and learn from Metroparks Naturalist 'What sings in the night?"  

 

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