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  Date Title Time Park Register
8/2/17 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.  
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!
 
8/3/17 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 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 Thrusday of most months. [VMT]

 
8/3/17 Intermediate Orienteering: 16 and Older 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Put your Orienteering skills to the test on our orienteering course. Brief introduction to the course and navigation included. Dress for weather and have footwear appropriate for off-trail and uneven ground.  
8/4/17 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.  
8/4/17 Tea at Stranleigh: Once Upon a Time 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Everyone loves a “fairy tale”! We re-visit our favorites from childhood!(Colors---pale pink and gold)

Reservations open March 6, 2017. Please, call 419-407-9790.

 
8/5/17 Stewardship Work Day 9:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Be a good steward of a natural resource – your Metroparks! Volunteers join our Land Stewards on a restoration project which may include invasive species removal. Public volunteer days occur most first Saturdays of the month. Please be sure to dress for the weather and sturdy footwear is strongly recommended. Community groups and individuals are welcome.
To register, please go to www.metroparkstoledo.com/volunteer. If you are already a Metroparks Volunteer, click on VOLUNTEER SIGN IN. If you are a new volunteer, click on APPLICATION FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Please call Annie Devine at 419-407-9841 if you would like to register a group larger than 5 individuals. [PVD]
 
8/5/17 Wiregrass Takes Flight 10:00 AM Wiregrass Lake No Registration Required
  Flying Tigers Remote Control Model Club will take to the air again this summer over Wiregrass Lake. The planes are outfitted with pontoons to perform take offs and landings on the lake. Try your hand at flying in the Academy of Model Aeronautics Flight Simulator. You can fly and crash all you like until you get the touch of the controls. Maumee Valley Boat Club will be cruising the lake with their remote control boats. This event promises to be a flying and floating adventure. Pack a lunch, chairs and/or a blanket and enjoy the remote control action.  
8/5/17 Homesteading: The Summer Kitchen 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling all pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much life has changed in the last 150 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 an open fire. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the cooking or just explore.  
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.  
8/5/17 Yoga in the Park: Teens and Adults 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Enjoy the beauty of Wildwood Metropark and the benefits of Yoga. Gain flexibility, strength, balance, and stress management tools while surrounded by the peaceful offerings of the one of the area’s most beautiful preserves. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. All levels welcome. Teacher, Ann Heckler E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), uses her 20 years of teaching experience to create options for all levels of yoga practice.

Please list any medical concerns in the special needs section.

Program fees cover all four yoga classes in the August session, August 5, 12, 19, and 26. Please register for the August 5th class only.

 
8/5/17 Try it! Night Fishing: (Adults Only) 8:30 PM Side Cut Register
  Experience the thrill of a night time fishing adventure on Maumee River! Many species of game fish use the cover of darkness as a cloak to voraciously feed, creating this unique angling opportunity!

Participants will be introduced to effective techniques to target several species. All gear is provided and anglers over 16 must bring a valid Ohio Fishing License.

 
8/6/17 Westwinds Takes Flight 10:00 AM Westwinds No Registration Required
  Flying Tigers Remote Control Model Club will take to the air over Westwinds. Have you ever wanted to experience holding the controls of a remote control plane? There will be "ground school training" in the Academy of Model Aeronautics Flight Simulator, where you can fly and crash all you like until you get the feel of the controls. Then you'll have the opportunity to experience flying the actual planes. The Airshow is at 12:30, the pro's will take to the air to thrill the crowd. Don't miss this action packed fun filled day. Pack a lunch, chairs and/or blanket and enjoy the remote control action.  
8/6/17 Chaos Comes to Town: 1851 on the Canal 12:00 PM Providence No Registration Required
  View what life was like on the Miami and Erie Canal during its heyday. Families games and activities are sure to delight. Save some time to stop by the Isaac Ludwig Mill and Heritage Center. The Volunteer Canal boat will have a special 1851 themed runs at 12:30 pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Fee applies to ride the canal boat; tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth the day of while available.  
8/6/17 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.  
8/6/17 Try It: Kayaking: Ages 8 + 1:00 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class or eco-tour! All boats and other paddling gear provided; wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton). Participants must be 8 or older, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants  
8/6/17 How and Why do Birds Fly? 1:00 PM Westwinds Register
  A bird’s wings, weight, and other adaptions are for much more than just fun! This family program will take a close-up look at how a bird’s ‘gear’ helps it survive.  
8/6/17 Try It: Kayaking: Ages 8 + 2:30 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Waiting List
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class or eco-tour! All boats and other paddling gear provided; wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton). Participants must be 8 or older, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants.  
8/7/17 Fishing Camp: Ages 10-15 8:00 AM Side Cut Waiting List
  For the avid young angler, an opportunity to pursue some of the wonderful sport fish found in the waters of Northwest Ohio. Anglers in this camp will be introduced to conventional fishing methods/techniques, rigging, fishing locations, as well as an introduction to fly fishing! We will progress from shore fishing, to wade fishing, to canoe fishing. Fee includes all gear, tackle, and materials.  
8/7/17 Outdoor Explorers Camp Session #4 (Ages 5-7) 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Hey Kids! Come outside and play in a week long adventure. Chase insects, spy on birds and track animals through the park. Hands-on experiments, games, crafts and activities included. Challenge yourself to try canoeing, archery, fishing and stream exploration during fieldtrips. Fee includes a t-shirt, field trip transportation, and a snack each day. A packed lunch and reusable water bottle are required.  
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 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.  
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.  
8/8/17 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.  
8/8/17 Archery League - Beginner: Equipment Provided (Ages 8+) 5:30 PM Westwinds Register
  No equipment? No problem! Come test your skills in this unique 3D Archery League at Westwinds Metropark. The 30-target course has special features that will keep everyone coming back for more. Shoot from 2 platforms. a boat, a blind and more!

Metroparks Outdoor Skills Staff will help walk you through your first 3D league. Meetings are every Tuesday at 5:30 pm. The 1st week will consist of instruction on shooting and scoring. No sights or other special equipment will be utilized unless you took a 201 course with Metroparks.

Classes consist of:
Youth (Ages 8 to 16)
Women Only
Open (Men and Women)

(When registering, please specify which class you will be in the special needs field. All youth participants will require a parent or guardian supervision at all times.)

This is a 6 week league. Please register only for the first program on August 8th.

Save the date! Metroparks will host a celebration and awards presentation at Westwinds Metroparks, September 19, 2017. 6-8 pm.

 
8/8/17 Try It! Kayaking: Adults 5:30 PM Middlegrounds Register
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for class or eco-tour! All boats and other paddling gear provided; wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton).  
8/8/17 Try It! Kayaking: Adults 7:00 PM Middlegrounds Register
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for class or eco-tour! All boats and other paddling gear provided; wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton).  
8/9/17 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.  
8/9/17 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.  

 

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