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5/6/17 Cycle Circle: Overnight Bike Trip, 40 miles 1:30 PM Secor Register
  Ever dream of going on a bike trip but not sure how or where to start? Here is your opportunity to camp out and explore the different Metroparks in a whole new way on this overnight bike trip.

The bike trip will begin at Secor Metropark in the National Center for Nature Photography parking lot, travel a total of 38.5 miles and end Sunday, May 7 at the same parking lot just in time for lunch. The trip will consist of 19 miles the first day and 20 miles the second day. All cyclist and camping levels are welcome to this beginner's cycling trip program.

One tent spot at a group campsite, certain bike gear (courtesy of Toledo Mountain Mentors), certain camping gear and a guide fee will be included in the registration fee. Food is not included.

The ride will include a stop at the new single track trail located at the Springbrook parking lot in Oak Openings.

*Please note we require all participants to attend the pre-trip information session on Sunday, April 30 from 7-8:30p.m. at the National Center for Nature Photography in Secor Metropark.

 
5/6/17 Archery 101: Ages 8-15 3:00 PM Westwinds Registration Closed
  Session 2 of 2. Please register for 4/29 program only.

Transform into an arrow-slinging archer in two sessions. Get the tools to safely navigate the range, become familiar with basic archery equipment & start working on precision and accuracy.

Registration fee includes both sessions. Register only if you can attend both. Only Metroparks equipment may be used. First session is Saturday April 29, 2017. Second session is Saturday May 6, 2017. Both session's are from 3:00pm till 4:30pm.

 
5/7/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation’s premier nature photographers hang alongside 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. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
5/7/17 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.  
5/7/17 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists, Chris and Randy Haar.  
5/7/17 Bootcamp Fitness: (Ages 16+) 1:00 PM Middlegrounds Register
  This bootcamp class will be a total body workout. You will use your body weight to increase muscle and improve your conditioning. It will be done in station format and we will take advantage of all the great areas Middlegrounds Metropark has to offer.

All abilities are welcome to join us in a fun, challenging, outdoor workout.

Participants should make sure they have proper footwear and a water bottle. An exercise mat is optional.

Program fees include 4 classes on May 7, 14, 21, and 28. Please register for the first class only on May 7.

 
5/7/17 Celebrate Screen Free Week with a family walk at the park! 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's screen free week! Step away from your electronics and step into nature. Doctors recommended kids spend two hours or less a day in front of a screen which can be computers, phones, television and video games. We will take a family friendly walk around Wildwood and end at the playground for some fun. this program is in partnership with Mercy's Children's Hospital.  
5/8/17 Biggest Week in American Birding Bird Hike: Beginning Birding Adults & Seniors 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Are you curious about all the fuss over the Biggest Week in American Birding? Never birded before and don't know what to expect? Take a naturalist led hike to learn the basics of birding and spring migration. Then stop at the Window on Wildlife to see some of the common birds of
Oak Openings. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided.
 
5/8/17 Women's Hula Hoop Class: (Adults Only) 9:30 AM Side Cut Register
  Ladies! Gather your friends for a fun morning of dancing that you will never forget. Learn many on and off body hula hoop moves and how to tie them together to create your own Hoop Dance routine. You will also get a killer cardio workout while toning your core. No experience needed. Professional, adult hula hoops provided. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.  
5/8/17 RocketWalk: FitTracks 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  A fitness walking program in the Metroparks. Open to all adults. Classes are free to the public. Fitness classes will accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced fitness levels. Free t-shirt for all participants. The University of Toledo, Center for Successful Aging is in charge of this program. For more information on this program please call 419-530-5208.  
5/8/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 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.  
5/8/17 Volunteer Training: Fallen Timbers Battlefield Park Highlights 1:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Park specific natural and cultural history, interpretation, and volunteerism are the focus of this outdoor training that features a different Metropark each month. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metropark volunteers.(VMT)  
5/8/17 Volunteer Training: Wildwood Park Highlights 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Park specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and seasonal plant and animal cycles are the focus of this outdoor field study. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metroparks Walk Leaders, Roving Interpreters, Wildlife Monitors, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists and Volunteer Trail Patrol(VMT).  
5/9/17 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.  
5/9/17 Unleash the Artist in the Garden: Rain Location - Manor House Solarium 4:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  If you think coloring in a coloring book is fun and relaxing, you should try painting surrounded by nature. Join an art educator in the Ellen Biddle Shipman garden to relax and capture nature with a paintbrush. No experience needed! You will even be provided with all painting supplies and even help you put a sketch on the canvas board to make it easy for you to complete your masterpiece! Register all who are attending.  
5/9/17 RocketWalk: FitTracks 6:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  A fitness walking program in the Metroparks. Open to all adults. Classes are free to the public. Fitness classes will accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced fitness levels. Free t-shirt for all participants. The University of Toledo, Center for Successful Aging is in charge of this program. For more information on this program please call 419-530-5208.  
5/10/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 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.  
5/10/17 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.  
5/10/17 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.  
5/10/17 Singletrack Bike Trail Work Day 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  A singletrack bike trail is on its way to being completed! This trail is being built at Oak Openings Preserve with the help of volunteers. An estimated 1,000 hours of volunteer time will be needed to construct this trail. Wear long pants, bug spray and sunblock. Bring your gloves, a water bottle and an attitude to get it done. Ages 14+
To find out how to get involved, please go to MetroparksToledo.com/mtb and scroll down to the bottom of the page to find out how to sign up and volunteer. [PVD]
 
5/10/17 Get Out Alive: (Adults) 6:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  What would you do if you got lost in the woods? Hopefully you'll never find yourself in such a situation, but it never hurts to be prepared! Participate in fire building, shelter building, and learn some basic strategies and tips for wilderness survival. Program will be held outside. Dress appropriately.  
5/10/17 Try it! Bouldering: (Ages 9 -17) 6:30 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Youth ages 9-17 years boulder through time to get a grip on what 400 million year old fossils look like! Basic bouldering styles and safety will be introduced followed by an up close and personal lesson about the life forms that created the limestone wall you traverse. Wear comfortable clothes and hard soled shoes and dress for the weather.  
5/11/17 Coffee with and for the Birds!: Adult beginner to advanced birders 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look at migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/11/17 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.  
5/11/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 4:00 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 to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art, Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created using surplus donations from Scrap 4 Art. Register all attending program.  
5/11/17 Campfire Cooking: Trail Dinners (All Ages) 5:30 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Fill up on hearty recipes for your next camping adventure. Whip up a delicious dinner while learning the basics of cooking over a fire. Recipes include campfire pizza and donuts. Bring a reusable plate, utensils and cup, and dress for the weather.  
5/12/17 Preschool Pioneers: In Stitches (3 to 5 year olds) 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Bring your 3 to 5 year old to the cabin in the big swamp for a fun history lesson. Discover the importance of sewing to pioneers families. Hear a story and compare and contrast tools and supplies needed. Explore the cabin to find things that were made with a needle and thread. Children will stitch their own special sampler. Register child only. Adult must accompany child.  
5/12/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation’s premier nature photographers hang alongside 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. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
5/12/17 RocketWalk: FitTracks 10:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  A fitness walking program in the Metroparks. Open to all adults. Classes are free to the public. Fitness classes will accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced fitness levels. Free t-shirt for all participants. The University of Toledo, Center for Successful Aging is in charge of this program. For more information on this program please call 419-530-5208.  
5/12/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 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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