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Programs and Events Calendar

Programs & Events

Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Friday, July 01, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: COLORS OF NATURE
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions join a naturalist to learn about the many colors of nature. Program includes a short hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/14: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Friday, July 01, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
KINDEREALM: COLORS OF NATURE
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions join a naturalist to learn about the many colors of nature. Program includes a short hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/14: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Friday, July 01, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: SHOOTER SHARP & RYAN HUMBERT
Enjoy the honky-tonk country music of Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts, featuring Ryan Humbert, at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 02, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WOODLAND MUSHROOMS
Have you seen any mushrooms popping up these days? Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield on a leisurely hike in search of these interesting "fun guys." Edibles are not a part of the program. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 02, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ARCHERY FOR KIDS
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Children 9 to 15 join us to learn international-style target archery at our traveling outdoor range. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/24: 330-865-8065. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 02, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ARCHERY FOR ADULTS
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Adults 16 and older can learn international-style target archery and test their marksmanship at our traveling outdoor range. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/24: 330-865-8065. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 03, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
FLYING JEWELS
Join Naturalist Meghan Doran and your friends and family to search for insects that are more colorful than fireworks. All ages are welcome. Some jars and nets provided. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 03, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
RECEPTION FOR ARTIST CRAIG GRIFFIN
Join us in celebrating the art exhibit of Craig Griffin. We are showcasing acrylic paintings and prints inspired by wildlife and landscape portraiture through December 2016. FASN

Leaf Icon Monday, July 04, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
BUTTERFLY WALK
Join Naturalist Pat Rydquist to discover beautiful butterflies celebrating their independence. Nets and jars will be available for you to net, observe and then release the butterflies. Wear sun protection and dress for possible poison ivy. FASN

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 05, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Enjoy free lake swimming from 3 to 7 p.m. and a one-hour concert by the Metro Parks Ensemble near Maple Beach Shelter at 6:30 p.m. Concert cancelled if it rains. Call 330-865-8060 if wet weather is in the forecast. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 05, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RUNNING SPREE: GROUP RUN
Join staff from the Akron Marathon for our third group run of the Running Spree. Runners will have 20 minutes to run "out," and then have 20 minutes to get back. Runners who finish before the 40-minute mark will be entered into a prize drawing. TT/Memorial Pkwy

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 06, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
NATURE'S NUMBERS
Learn nature's numbers while searching the park for all things countable! Recommended for children ages 3 to 7. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 06, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
BATS: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of the most fascinating creatures of the night. Join staff to learn about these flying mammals. Nets will be set up to try to catch live bats for observation and data collection. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 07, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
NATURE STORIES
Young children and their adult companions will enjoy this interactive, nature-inspired story time intended for ages 18 months to 3 years. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/21: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 07, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages join Interpretive artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. Each week this month a new craft will be presented. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 07, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SMALL FOOTPRINT: UPCYCLING
Shop 'til you drop ... at garage sales. Discuss upcycling and how to make the most of trash day. Bring a notebook and a head full of ideas. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 07, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
YOGA IN THE PARK
Enjoy a gentle yoga practice on Seneca Deck with a certified instructor. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/28: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 08, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LI'L SPROUTS
Children 3 and older can discover just how important water is to a plant. Wear old clothes and expect to get a little wet! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/25: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 08, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: TWIST
Enjoy oldies from the 1950s by Twist at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, July 08, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
FAMILY HIKE & CAMPFIRE
Look for nocturnal wildlife on a short hike, then gather around the campfire and roast marshmallows, while supplies last. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 09, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CUB'S CLUB: INSECTS
Ages 7 to 11 will explore the field and forest to learn about insects. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/28: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 09, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
SILVER CREEK KAYAK
Paddle on the 50-acre lake with an ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/1: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
SILVER CREEK KAYAK
Paddle the 50-acre lake with an ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/1: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LEDGES TRAIL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
We'll hike Ledges Trail each month this year, taking a photographic record of the seasonal changes that happen. In December we'll come in from the cold and review the year in pictures. You can take your own pictures or just enjoy the hikes. This trail is not recommended for strollers. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 09, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
SATURDAY SUMMER CONCERT: VICTORIA PARKS
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy this free concert by Victoria Parks, a songwriter known for her funny songs, folk rock and Celtic-influenced music. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the shelter. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 09, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
FIREFLIES: NATURE'S NIGHT LIGHTS
Learn how these amazing "bugs" light up the summer sky. After a short presentation, we'll take a walk to look for fireflies and other creatures of the night. Bring a bug jar, flashlight and insect repellent. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 09, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
MOTH NIGHT
National Moth Week is later this month. Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist for a preview of the beautiful colors, shapes and patterns of these amazing creatures. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight and camera. For information, call 330-865-8065. Adell Durbin Park: 3300 Darrow Road Stow, OH 44224

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 10, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
GORGE KAYAK
Paddle the Cuyahoga River at the Gorge to see towering rock ledges and breathtaking scenery from your kayak. Led by an ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Bring binoculars, drinking water and sunscreen, and dress to get wet. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/2: 330-865-8065. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 10, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
PAPER CRAFTING
Learn how to make nature-inspired paper mosaics from the smallest bits of paper that are usually thrown away. Bring some photos for inspiration. Space is limited. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 10, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
GORGE KAYAK
Paddle the Cuyahoga River at the Gorge to see towering rock ledges and breathtaking scenery from your kayak. Led by an ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Bring binoculars, drinking water and sunscreen, and dress to get wet. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/2: 330-865-8065. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
FLINT KNAPPING
Paul Wischt from the Cuyahoga Valley Archeology Society will demonstrate the ancient skill of flint knapping and share the different spear points used by early American Indians. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Monday, July 11, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WEEKDAY WALKERS
Enjoy this leisurely stroll along Alder Trail with frequent stops to discover nature along the way. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Monday, July 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: COLORS OF NATURE
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions join a naturalist to learn about the many colors of nature. Program includes a short hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/14: 330-865-8065. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: CRAZY FOR CAMOUFLAGE
Kids 5 and 6 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of camouflage with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. Must have completed kindergarten. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 12, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AKRON HISTORY HIKE: CANAL PARK
Join Summit Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society take a behind-the-scenes tour of Canal Park along the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. Meet at Lock 3. Participants will receive a sticker to put on their parking stub for free parking. Lock 3: 200 South Main Street Akron, OH 44308

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 12, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Enjoy free lake swimming from 3 to 7 p.m. and a one-hour concert by the Metro Parks Ensemble at 6:30 p.m. Concert cancelled if it rains. Call 330-865-8060 if wet weather is in the forecast. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: CRAZY FOR CAMOUFLAGE
Kids 5 and 6 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of camouflage with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. Must have completed kindergarten. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 14, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: CRAZY FOR CAMOUFLAGE
Kids 5 and 6 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of camouflage with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. Must have completed kindergarten. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 14, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages join Interpretive artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. Each week this month a new craft will be presented. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 14, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR
This month we will explore beneficial garden insects. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: FUNKOLOGY
Enjoy high energy 1970s horn music from Funkology at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 16, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
ARCHERY OPEN SHOOT
Here's your chance to practice your archery skills. Register for a half-hour time slot to improve your shot. Participants must have already taken our Intro to Archery and Archery Games programs. All equipment provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/3: 330-865-8065. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION: OPERATION ORPHAN
Join Fran Kitchen and her rescued wildlife for an up-close viewing and learning opportunity. Please bring a donation of laundry products or small wicker baskets to help her with injured and orphaned animals. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 17, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SUMMER STROLL
Walk Indian Spring Trail with Naturalist Meghan Doran in the cool shade and enjoy the natural wonders of this park. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 17, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
QUEST FOR QUERCUS
Ohio has 20 different oak species. Join the quest to discover the legends and importance surrounding the many types of oaks that live in the park, including the Indian Signal Tree. CVS/Chuckery

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SUMMER SALSAS
Who needs salsa from a jar? Watch and learn as our cooking volunteers whip up some tasty homemade salsas using only the freshest ingredients. Samples, tips and recipes will be available, while supplies last. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
YOGA IN THE PARK
Enjoy an active yoga practice in the beautiful Rock & Herb Garden with a certified instructor. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/28: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Monday, July 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
POLLINATORS FOR KIDS
Join a naturalist in the gardens and fields of Crown Point Ecology Center to explore the world of pollinators. Some nets and jars will be provided for catching and releasing bugs. Adults must accompany their children. Crown Point: 3220 Ira Rd. Bath, OH 44210

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RUNNING SPREE: GROUP RUN
Join staff from the Akron Marathon for our fourth group run of the Running Spree. This time we'll enjoy yoga before our trail run. Overflow parking is at the Warner Road lot. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RANDOM ACT OF MUSIC
Weather permitting, the all-volunteer Metro Parks Ensemble will perform an hour of traditional marches, big band standards and oldies. Concert cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is in the forecast, call 330-865-8060 after 4 p.m. for status. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: COLORS OF NATURE
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions join a naturalist to learn about the many colors of nature. Program includes a short hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/14: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: COLORS OF NATURE
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions join a naturalist to learn about the many colors of nature. Program includes a short hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/14: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages join Interpretive artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. Each week this month a new craft will be presented. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
METRO PARKS FAMILY TREE: BERT SZABO
Enjoy stories from the park district's first naturalist, Bert Szabo. From the first Fall Hiking Spree, to the animals that used to live at the Nature Realm, Bert will share some of his most memorable experiences. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LI'L SPROUTS
Children 3 and older can learn how easy it is to make tea from the garden! Please bring a mason jar with a lid if you have one. Wear old clothes and expect to get dirty. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/25: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 22, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
ATTRACTING MOTHS TO BLACK LIGHTS
Moths outnumber butterflies by more than 11 to one. Join naturalists Dave Brumfield and Pat Rydquist while they are attracting moths to black lights, and observe the insects' amazingly beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. Bring a flashlight and camera. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 23, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
WHAT'S UNDER THAT ROCK?
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur as we walk in the Cuyahoga River and explore under rocks, in riffles, and under logs for crayfish, insect larvae and other water bugs. Wear your water shoes! Learn what macro-invertebrates are all about. BHT/SR 91

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
Try stand-up paddleboarding, the fastest growing water sport, to get a workout and enjoy nature. An ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist will guide you. No experience needed. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must be comfortable treading water in a life jacket. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/8: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
Try stand-up paddleboarding, the fastest growing water sport, to get a workout and enjoy nature. An ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist will guide you. No experience needed. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must be comfortable treading water in a life jacket. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/8: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FERN WALK
Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield to learn about some of Ohio's native ferns, and discover how to identify them by their structure and habitat. CVS/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NIMISILA RESERVOIR KAYAK
Paddle a portion of Nimisila Reservoir with an ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/9: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 24, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
METRO PARKS BOOK CLUB
Join a naturalist for this month's lively discussion of "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson. Drinks are provided. Please bring a mug. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 24, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NIMISILA RESERVOIR KAYAK
Paddle a portion of Nimisila Reservoir with an ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/9: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: NATURE'S CLUES
Kids 7 and 8 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. Investigate nature's clues using the five senses with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: NATURE'S CLUES
Kids 7 and 8 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. Investigate nature's clues using the five senses with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MEET ME IN THE GARDEN
Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn how rain gardens can beautify your yard, support wildlife and help prevent flooding. Presented by Michelle Studer, director of facilities and grounds at the Akron Zoo. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 28, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: NATURE'S CLUES
Kids 7 and 8 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. Investigate nature's clues using the five senses with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 28, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages join Interpretive artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. Each week this month a new craft will be presented. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 28, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SMALL FOOTPRINT: UPCYCLING
Shop 'til you drop ... at garage sales. Discuss upcycling and how to make the most of trash day. Bring a notebook and a head full of ideas. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 29, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
METRO PARKS PIRATE ADVENTURE
Avast, me hearties! Wear your pirate gear for a treasure hunt and good buccaneer fun for the family! F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Friday, July 29, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
THYME FOR DINNER: CAMPFIRE COOKING
Learn how to spice up your outdoor cooking. Participants will see and taste a new spin on utilizing pie irons and Dutch ovens. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/10: 330-865-8065. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Friday, July 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: ZYDECO KINGS
Enjoy zydeco music by the Zydeco Kings at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SURVIVOR FAMILY
Families: Join us for a morning of outdoor skills including fire-starting, land navigation and shelter-building. Please prepare for the weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/15: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 30, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: COLORS OF NATURE
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions join a naturalist to learn about the many colors of nature. Program includes a short hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/14: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 30, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
DRAGON HUNTING 101
Discover why these ancient insects are so cool with Naturalist Meghan Doran. Some nets will be available to brave hunters. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 31, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NATURE'S MAGIC ACT
Caterpillars are one of most important creatures in nature. Naturalist Joe Malmisur will be discussing the amazing adaptations that enable these creatures to hide from predators, and then transform into moths and butterflies. FASN

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 31, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
COOKING WITH HERBS
Herbs are an easy, healthy way to add flavor to your meals. Enjoy an afternoon in the Rock & Herb Garden sampling herbal culinary creations. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/12: 330-865-8065. FASN