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  Date Title Time Park Register
9/28/17 Tales and Trails (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers and their guardians enjoy story time, a nature walk, and a craft to take home. There are different theme each session. Dress accordingly for the weather.  
9/28/17 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.  
9/28/17 Reduce , Reuse, Recycle to Create (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. Register all attending.  
9/28/17 Educational Resources Workshop 5:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Learn about Toledo area educational resources from 12+ community organizations. Attend short presentations from of Northwest Ohio's best informal education institutions as well as learn about hidden gems to energize classroom instruction. Free event! Register at facebook.com/NWOCRW.  
9/28/17 Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The answers to histories great mysteries lay buried under our feet. Join TAARS for monthly meetings to discuss topics related to the field of archeology.  
9/29/17 St...Art with Nature: Pattern (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Secor Register
  Little artist will join art educator, Angela Metcalf, to look at patterns and how nature uses them to create the images on display in the gallery and on the trail. Finally the little artist will apply  
9/29/17 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.  
9/29/17 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.  
9/29/17 Open Late So Make It A Date 5:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Itĺs Friday night and the gallery is open late so make it a date. Come experience the beautiful images at the National Center for Nature Photography, light refreshments, and, of course, your dear sweetheart.  
9/30/17 Maumee Valley Volksporters: Walk for the Health of It! 9:00 AM Middlegrounds No Registration Required
  This walk is offered by Maumee Valley Volksporters. Arrive anytime between 9am and Noon to walk a self-guided, preplanned 5 or 10 kilometer route at your own pace. You begin at Middlegrounds Metropark and continue through some of downtown Toledo, ending by at least 3 pm. Registration is at arrival for this free event. For more information contact Kay at 419-283-4803.
 
9/30/17 Overnight Backpacking Adventure 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Escape into nature for an overnight retreat and explore the beautiful Oak Openings Preserve Metropark as you backpack through 15.5 sparsely populated miles of trail. Participants will explore nearly every habitat encompassed within the Oak Openings Preserve while learning valuable backpacking and camping skills. No backpacking experience necessary; this hike is perfect for the beginner backpacker. Recommended age of participants is 16 or older; please call to discuss younger participants. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and pads, and stove and cook sets are available to borrow. Meals not included. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held on the evening of Monday September 25, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Oak Openings Lodge, to check and fit gear, talk about the trip, and answer any questions. Co-sponsored by Mountain Mentors.  
9/30/17 National Center for Nature Photography on the Road: All Ages 5:30 PM Providence No Registration Required
  From Native American fur trade, to the floating superhighways of the 1850's to the rumbling of the steam locomotive Toledo as a transportation hub has influenced commerce growth both regionally and nationally. You're invited to the Isaac Ludwig Mill to view Toledo's history story  
10/1/17 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.  
10/2/17 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.  
10/2/17 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.  
10/3/17 Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM 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]

 
10/3/17 Calling All Scouts!: Webelos, Cast Iron/Castaway Combo 5:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  You don't need to be shipwrecked on a desert island to appreciate and use the skills gained in this activity. Finding and creating food, water, shelter and fire in a survival situation with just basic equipment will have Scouts prepared for a worst case scenario. All Scouts will receive a Metroparks patch for participating.  
10/3/17 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 additional information, email President Dave Westrick at evadwest@buckeye-express.com.  
10/4/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
10/4/17 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
10/4/17 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.  
10/4/17 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.  
10/4/17 Active Adult walking group 55+: 55 + 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.  
10/4/17 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.  
10/5/17 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!
 
10/5/17 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]

 
10/5/17 Fitness Night Hike: Adults and Teens 7:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
   
10/5/17 Full Moon HIke: Families 7:45 PM Swan Creek 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!  
10/6/17 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.  
10/6/17 Tea at Stranleigh: Spooky Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Our popular opportunity for your "Trick or Treat-mode" returns! Costumes and Halloween colors encouraged! Not to worryŚNO tricks, just treats! (Colors---black, orange, & purple)

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

 

 

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