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6/3/17 Trail Challenge 10:00 AM Metroparks of the Toledo Area Registration Closed
  Help us celebrate National Trail Day by signing up to take the Trail Challenge. Set your goal of 50, 100 or 150 miles and create your plan to accomplish your goal and hike! To participate: register online or mail in your registration form with your entry fee. You will receive a t-shirt, entry into the Trail Challenge FaceBook group and invitations to special trail hikes. Your reward will be a hiking stick with the badge of the miles you completed 50, 100 or 150. The form is for you to track your mileage. You can drop off or mail your completed form to Wildwood Preserve Visitors Center by June 30, 2018. You will then be notified when rewards are available for pick-up.

Metroparks encourages you to set a stretch goal, a GET OUTSIDE YOURSELF kind of goal. For some, that will be accomplishing the 50 miles for others the 100 or 150. Watch for Metroparks Featured Trails. Try a trail in a Metropark you've not previously visited. When registering online enter your Mile Goal into the 'Age of Children' text field.

 
1/1/18 Snowshoe Pop-Up Programs: Ages 5+ 12:00 PM Off-Site Registration Closed
  When the snow falls get outside and escape on a snowshoe hike through the winter wonderland of your Metroparks. Snowshoe pop-up programs will be posted on short notice when the snow conditions are right.

Register here to get your email on our email list; this does NOT register you for a snowshoe program. When it snows and a pop-up snowshoe program is scheduled you will receive an email alert; you must register for each pop-up program individually. There are no snowshoe programs pre-scheduled for January, February, or March; registering for these dates simply puts your email on the email list to be alerted when a pop-up program is scheduled.

 
1/1/18 Snowshoe Hike: For Families 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the beautiful winter wonderland of Oak Openings Preserve Metropark with a naturalist. Snowshoes provided. Ages 5 and up; please register all participants. Dress for the weather with study winter hiking shoes/boots.  
1/1/18 Snowshoe Hike: Adults Only 2:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the beautiful winter wonderland of Oak Openings Preserve Metropark with a naturalist. Snowshoes provided. Dress for the weather with study winter hiking shoes/boots.  
1/2/18 Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are 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 of most months. [VMT]

 
1/2/18 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield 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 further questions emails can be sent to jwiley@rcolaw.com, Julie Wiley President.  
1/3/18 CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER:Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
1/3/18 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  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.  
1/4/18 Wake Up With the Birds 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!  
1/5/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side 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. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
1/5/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
1/5/18 Gallery Exhibition 5:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side 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. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
1/5/18 CANCELLED:Campfire Cooking: Chili? Warm Up!: (Ages 12+) 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  No football? No problem! Help mix up a batch of campfire chili, take a brisk winter hike, then warm up with a yummy, tummy warming bowlful. Equipment, food and instructions will be provided; just bring your appetite and a reusable bowl, silverware and mug to minimize the amount of waste generated. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  
1/5/18 Opening Reception Flora of Central America 6:00 PM Secor Registration Closed
  Join Bryce for an Opening Reception for his newest exhibit at the NCNP!  
1/5/18 Flora of Central and North America Opening Exhibit: Bryce Denison 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  You're invited to meet Bryce Denison at the Exhibit Opening of Flora of Central and North America. Light refreshments will be provided.  
1/6/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side 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. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
1/6/18 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 10:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Reduce stress and increase well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Bathing journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk. Feel the healing qualities of the forest with activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For more information on Forest Bathing visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
1/6/18 Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle 2018: Scenic Byways and Villages of France: Presented by Judy Paffenberger 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. to hike or ski, followed by an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. No reservations needed. Enjoy your Metroparks!  
1/7/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side 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. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
1/7/18 Digital Editing in Light room 10:00 AM Secor Registration Closed
  Lightroom is fast becoming the standard in image management software, boosting your creativity and saving time and effort. During this workshop, students will learn to download, categorize, and manipulate their images with speed and ease. We will also spend time using NIK and Topaz Labs plug-ins for Lightroom to further enhance images. Built to be fast, intuitive, and a pleasure to use, it is a powerful tool for your digital photography tasks, whether you’re adjusting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Experiment fearlessly with nondestructive editing tools that help you create incredible images. Showcase your work elegantly in print layouts, slide shows, and web galleries. We will teach you to use Adobe Lightroom as your digital darkroom and digital assistant in one complete package. Visit Tricountymeetups.com or call (313)804-9266 to register.  
1/7/18 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
1/7/18 Snowshoe Hike: For Families 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the beautiful winter wonderland of Wildwood Preserve Metropark with a naturalist. Snowshoes provided. Ages 5 and up; please register all participants. Dress for the weather with study winter hiking shoes/boots.  
1/7/18 Adult Learning Series: Native Orchids 2:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike. This week's speaker, Eric Durbin of Toledo Naturalist's Association, will present "Native Orchids of the Oak Openings Region."  
1/7/18 Snowshoe Hike: Adults Only 2:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the beautiful winter wonderland of Wildwood Preserve Metropark with a naturalist. Snowshoes provided. Dress for the weather with study winter hiking shoes/boots.  
1/7/18 Volunteer Trail Patrol Information Meeting 3:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  This is an informal meeting to learn all about Metroparks Volunteer Trail Patrol program. VTP can been seen in their bright yellow shirts regularly patrolling park trails. The new patrol season begins on May 1.[VMT]  
1/8/18 Metroparks Winter Camp at the Library 9:30 AM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Meet Metroparks Toledo and Toledo Lucas County Public Library staff at Toledo's Main Library for an awesome snow adventure. Come learn about the science of snow. Dress in layers, we plan to spend a little time outside looking at real snow! Snack provided. Register online at toledolibrary.org/metroparks.  
1/8/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
1/8/18 Metroparks Winter Camp at the Library: Tweens and Teens 1:30 PM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Meet Metroparks Toledo and Toledo Lucas County Public Library staff at Toledo's Main Library for an awesome snow adventure. Come learn about the science of snow. Dress in layers, we plan to spend a little time outside looking at real snow! Snack provided. Register online at toledolibrary.org/metroparks.  
1/10/18 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Rescheduled from January 3: This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years old to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
1/10/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  

 

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