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  Date Title Time Park Register
7/26/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
7/27/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary!
 
7/27/17 Story Time in the Manor House: Turtles (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories and crafts before taking a short hike outside. Join us monthly for a different topics. Register participating children only.  
7/27/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 4:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  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. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Spend your Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project can be started and if one does not finish register for the next class to finish. Register all attending.  
7/28/17 Brown Bats and Screech Owls: Adults/Families with children over 7 Years 8:30 PM Swan Creek Preserve Waiting List
  Swan Creek is a refuge for these nocturnal creatures that live on the edges of forest, meadows and river. Hike into their habitats for a chance to watch them swoop and dive. Listen in on the bats' conversations using a bat detector. Recommended for adults and families with children ages 7 and older.  
7/29/17 Forest Therapy Guided Walk Sampler 8:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Reduce stress and increase well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Therapy journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk designed around activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses and staying in the present moment. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For details, call 419-699-3169. For information on Forest Therapy visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
8/1/17 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. Maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps.  
8/2/17 Toddlers Trails (Ages 18 months to 3) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
8/2/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
8/3/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary!
 
8/5/17 Flying Jewels: Family Dragonfly Walk 11:00 AM Wiregrass Lake Register
  Search for these beautiful insects that can speed in all directions with unsurpassed aerodynamic maneuvers! Learn why protection of plant life, floating logs and beach area on the edges of Wiregrass Lake is critical to their survival, and how you can help.  
8/6/17 How and Why do Birds Fly? 1:00 PM Westwinds Register
  A birdís wings, weight, and other adaptions are for much more than just fun! This family program will take a close-up look at how a birdís Ďgearí helps it survive.  
8/7/17 Bittersweet Farms Nature Walk: All Ages 10:00 AM Off-Site Register
  Explore a site outside of the parks with Metropark's interpretive guide. Discover the different habitats found within the forest at Bittersweet Farm, located near Oak Openings Preserve. Bittersweeet Farms is a local agency committed to providing high quality programs for people in the community with autism. Metroparks is proud to offer these nature walks in collaboration with their regular daytime programs. Open to all ages.  
8/7/17 Full Moon Hike: Families 9:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  The moon will light the way as we walk in the park after dark. We will discover the wonders of the night at a time when normally park visitors are not allowed in the park. Dress accordingly for the weather and let's get outside!  
8/8/17 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. Maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps.  
8/9/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
8/10/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary!
 
8/10/17 Story Time in the Manor House: Snakes (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories and crafts before taking a short hike outside. Join us monthly for a different topic. Register participating children only.  
8/10/17 NEW DATE: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 5:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield 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. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Spend your Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project can be started and if one does not finish register for the next class to finish. Register all attending.  
8/12/17 Metroparks Mutts 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Come to the park with your favorite furry friend! We'll take a naturalist led hike at a different park each month. Please remember to bring a leash as all dogs must be on leash at every Metropark. Coming soon in 2017: Middlegrounds will have the first dog park in the Metroparks!  
8/15/17 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. Maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps.  
8/16/17 Story Time in the Manor House: Snakes (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories and crafts before taking a short hike outside. Join us monthly for a different topics. Register participating children only.  
8/16/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
8/16/17 Get to Know Your Trails 6:30 PM Farnsworth Register
  Get to know a trail with a park naturalist! we walk hike a trail in a different park each month. Dress for the weather and bring water.  
8/17/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary!
 
8/17/17 Friends of Side Cut: Paint with Friends! 7:00 PM Off-Site No Registration Required
  We will meet at 7pm at the You Can Be An Artist studio in the basement of 415 Conant Street, Maumee Ohio for this fun painting event with step by step instructions. You will take home a completed, ready to frame canvas that you painted while socializing and sipping your favorite drink (bring your own beverage). No painting experience necessary and all art supplies provided. Fee is $25.00. For information and to RSVP, call (419) 897- 8663.  
8/21/17 CANCELLED & RESCHEDULED AUGUST 10: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults): Adults 5:00 PM Side Cut Register
  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. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Spend your Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project can be started and if one does not finish register for the next class to finish.  
8/22/17 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. Maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps.  
8/22/17 Mansion Masterpieces: Landscapes (8 to 12 year old) 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  A house's walls would be so plain except without the artwork we hang! Explore with am art educator the masterpiece's with plants displayed on the Manor House's walls and then make a painting of your own to hang on your wall.  
8/23/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  

 

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