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Programs and Events Calendar

Programs & Events

Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 02, 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, August 02, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RUNNING SPREE: GROUP RUN
Join staff from the Akron Marathon for our fifth group run of the Running Spree. Runners will have 15 minutes to complete as many hill repeats as they can. Each time up they'll earn a rubber band for entry into a prize drawing. After the hill, run Parcours Trail for another rubber band. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 03, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ALIEN INVADERS
Privet, multiflora rose, barberry and many other invasive trees and shrubs are invading our parks. Learn how to identify the top 10 invasive species in Ohio and what you can do to control them. HH/Top O' the World

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 03, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
NATURE'S COLORS
Learn the colors of nature while searching the park for all things bright and beautiful! Recommended for children ages 3 to 7. WH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 03, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FOSSIL EXCAVATION FOR KIDS
Kids can get dirty while searching for buried fossils. Adults are required to accompany their children. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 03, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
BATS: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Join biologists from Summit Metro Parks to discover our world’s only flying mammals – bats! Learn about the species, how they are studied, and why they are important. We’ll attempt to capture bats for an up-close look. Bring a flashlight and wear bug spray. Limited to 50 people. Program is FREE, but advance registration is required through Stow Parks & Recreation: StowOhio.RecDesk.com, 330-689-5100. Adell Durbin Park: 3300 Darrow Rd. Stow, OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 04, 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 7/20: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 04, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR
This month, learn techniques to preserve your garden harvest. Many different preserving methods will be explored. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, August 05, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LI'L SPROUTS
Children 3 and older can help hunt for beneficial bugs in our gardens. Wear old clothes and expect to get dirty. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/16: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, August 05, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDERS
Join a naturalist on a short walk to explore for the amazing variety of crawling creatures that call this park home. Use different types of magnification aides to get close-up views of some of these little treasures. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Friday, August 05, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: DIAMOND PROJECT
Enjoy Neil Diamond classics by the Diamond Project at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 06, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT
All ages can touch and sit in more than 12 different Summit Metro Parks vehicles. Includes a special appearance by Air Bear from Akron Children's Hospital! MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 06, 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 Sunday, August 07, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Families with children 9 to 17 join us to learn international-style target archery together 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 7/22: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 07, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Families with children 9 to 17 join us to learn international-style target archery together 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 7/22: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 07, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CSI: CRITTER SIGN INVESTIGATORS
Investigate clues left behind by native animals to help figure out whodunit! FASN

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 07, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: JODY & GARY SOLAND
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the original folk of Jody and Gary Soland during this free concert held on the covered Seneca Deck. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 09, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: WILD THINGS
Kids 9 and 10 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of critters with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 09, 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, August 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: WILD THINGS
Kids 9 and 10 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of critters with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MEET THE CONEHEADS
No, not the ones from planet Remulak. We're talking about the noisy insects. Using butterfly nets we will attempt to catch and learn the differences between coneheads, katydids, crickets, and grasshoppers living among the native plants and grasses of the bog. We will listen to their songs and learn to identify them by ear. SFB

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 11, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: WILD THINGS
Kids 9 and 10 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of critters with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost is $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/5: 330-865-8065. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
SNAKES FOR KIDS
Discover the scaly friends that call our Metro Parks home. Adults must accompany their children. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 11, 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 7/23: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 11, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
ASTRONOMY: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER
Witness the Perseid meteor shower, one of nature’s best shows in the sky. A program will occur on only one of these three nights, pending clear skies: 8/11, 8/12 or 8/13. Call 330-865-8060 after 4 p.m. to learn if a program is taking place that night. Bring a flashlight and chairs or blankets. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Friday, August 12, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
AKRON HISTORY HIKE: CANAL TO TABLE
Join Summit Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society to explore the importance of commerce along the Ohio & Erie Canal and the significance of Downtown Akron as a depot. After the program, tour leaders will visit the Main Street farmers market. Parking stickers will be given to those attending the program. Lock 3: 200 South Main Street Akron, OH 44308

Leaf Icon Friday, August 12, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
KIDS' FISHING
Kids 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line at Little Turtle Pond. A few rods and reels will be available for use during the program. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children but are not permitted to fish. F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 13, 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 7/26: 330-865-8065. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 13, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
PALEOINDIANS
Join Naturalist Pat Rydquist to discover how the first native people lived, hunted and traded almost 16,000 years ago through artifacts, activities and historical records. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 13, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF BIRDS
Join the Ohio Division of Wildlife, bird experts, wildlife rehabilitators and naturalists to celebrate 100 years of bird conservation. Crafts, activities and presentations will make this day one to remember! A bluebird nesting box workshop will be available, while supplies last. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 13, 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 7/26: 330-865-8065. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 13, 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. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 14, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
HERBAL SPA TREATMENTS
Homemade spa treatments are easy to make and a great way to use the herbs growing in your yard before winter comes. Even if you don't grow herbs, join us to learn how to make sugar scrubs and other relaxing treatments. FASN

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 14, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: JUSTIN OTHER BAND
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the classic rock of the Justin Other Band during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. FASN/Onondaga Deck

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RUNNING SPREE: GROUP RUN
Join staff from the Akron Marathon for our final group run of the Running Spree. Runners will form teams of five and run in single-file lines. The last runner on each team will sprint to the front, and the cycle will continue for the duration of the run. TT/Big Bend

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 16, 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. TT/Big Bend

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 17, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
WEEKDAY WALKERS
Join a naturalist on a leisurely stroll with stops along the way to discover nature and history. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover "sweet" facts about one of nature’s busiest creatures. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/5: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SMALL FOOTPRINT: BACK TO SCHOOL
Guardians and teachers: Discuss ways to start the school year sustainably, both at home and in the classroom. Bring a notebook and a head full of ideas. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 18, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
LOOKING FOR CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur as we look for glowing eyes, intricate webs and eight legs. Orb weavers, garden spiders, micrathena, and maybe a fishing spider might be living in the native plants and grasses of the bog. Don't forget your flashlight. SFB

Leaf Icon Friday, August 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LI'L SPROUTS
Children ages 3 and older will find out how big they are in comparison to plants. Wear old clothes and expect to get dirty. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/16: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, August 19, 5:00 PM - 6:30 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 7/29: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Friday, August 19, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
EVENING HIKE
Avoid the heat of the day and hike this difficult trail with frequent stops to learn about wildlife. ONW/Trail Lot

Leaf Icon Friday, August 19, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
NIMISILA (FULL MOON) KAYAK
Paddle under a shimmering full moon with an ACA-certified instructor and a naturalist. After instruction we will set out and hopefully see nighttime animals emerging before paddling back on the moonlit waters. It’s an easy paddle, even for first-timers. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/29: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ARCHERY GAMES FOR KIDS
Ages 9 to 15 will play different games to build archery skills in a fun and exciting way. Participants must have already taken one of our Intro Archery programs. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/30: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ARCHERY GAMES FOR ADULTS
Ages 16 and older will play different games to build archery skills in a fun and exciting way. Participants must have already taken one of our Intro to Archery programs. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/30: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SAND RUN HISTORY HIKE
Come hike the challenging Dogwood Trail with a naturalist while learning about the history of the area. SR/Wadsworth

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 20, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
SATURDAY SUMMER CONCERT: BOY = GIRL
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy bluegrass-based Americana music of the duo Boy = Girl during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the shelter. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 20, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
ATTRACTING MOTHS TO BLACK LIGHTS
Moths outnumber butterflies by about 11 to one. Join naturalists Dave Brumfield and Pat Rydquist to learn how to use black lights to attract these amazing creatures, and for a chance to observe their beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. Bring a flashlight and a camera. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 21, 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 8/2: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
DRAGON HUNT
Discover why these ancient insects are so cool with Naturalist Meghan Doran and City of Twinsburg Naturalist Stanley Stine. All other insects will be a bonus. Please wear long pants and boots, as we will be hiking in the Pond Brook South Conservation Area. Cameras and bug jars are encouraged. LP/Pond Brook

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ATLATL DEMONSTRATION
Join Summit Metro Parks and Paul Wischt from the Cuyahoga Valley Archaeology Society to learn how to hunt for wooly mammoths and mastodons with an atlatl. WH

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 21, 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 8/2: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 21, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: BOX OF SQUIRRELS
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the acoustic instruments and vocal harmony of the eclectic music of Box of Squirrels during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. FASN/Onondaga Deck

Leaf Icon Monday, August 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover "sweet" facts about one of nature’s busiest creatures. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/5: 330-865-8065. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ALL ABOUT OTTERS
Join a naturalist for a hike on the Buttonbush Trail in search of these playful water-lovers. LP/Pond Brook

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 23, 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. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover "sweet" facts about one of nature’s busiest creatures. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/5: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MEET ME IN THE GARDEN
Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to discover ways to conserve rapidly disappearing woodland wildflowers right in your own back yard. Presented by Jane Rogers, wildflower enthusiast and photographer. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 25, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SMALL FOOTPRINT: BACK TO SCHOOL
Guardians and teachers: Discuss ways to start the school year sustainably, both at home and in the classroom. Bring a notebook and a head full of ideas. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 25, 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 7/23: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Friday, August 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover "sweet" facts about one of nature’s busiest creatures. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, August 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
KINDEREALM: BEES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover "sweet" facts about one of nature’s busiest creatures. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, August 26, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
SILVER CREEK CANOE
Learn about canoe safety and paddling techniques and then put your skills to use while exploring the history and wildlife of Silver Creek Lake. Minimum age is 4; ages 4 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/6: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Friday, August 26, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
SILVER CREEK CANOE
Learn about canoe safety and paddling techniques and then put your skills to use while exploring the history and wildlife of Silver Creek Lake. Minimum age is 4; ages 4 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/6: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Friday, August 26, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
NATURE AT NIGHT: FAMILY HIKE
Enjoy an evening hike in the meadow to discover the wildlife that is awake at night. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WOODLAND MUSHROOMS
From mid-summer to late-autumn, a great variety of mushrooms may be found throughout Ohio. Enjoy an educational and fun walk with Naturalist Dave Brumfield to discover which mushrooms are out this time ofyear. Edibles are not part of the program. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 27, 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 8/9: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions discover "sweet" facts about one of nature’s busiest creatures. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 27, 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 8/9: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 28, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FALL HIKING SPREE KICKOFF
Get a head start on the 53rd annual Fall Hiking Spree and meet a naturalist and mascots at Maple Beach Shelter. Hiking forms will be available and Fall Hiking Spree T-shirts will be for sale. To receive your hiking shield, all other hikes must be completed 9/1 through 11/30. Additionally, representatives from Cleveland Clinic Akron General will be on site to kick off the 2016 Healthy Strides series. Twice each month during the Fall Hiking Spree, visitors can join a naturalist for casual 1- to 3-mile “Healthy Strides,” preceded by a brief, informative talk by physicians and caregivers. Topics will change each session based on the leader’s specialty.  MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WHISPERS FROM MOTHER NATURE
Ever wonder why flowers bloom each spring, mosquitoes suddenly appear, and birds migrate in the spring and fall? The answer is ... Phenology! Phenology is nature's calendar; the yearly cycle Mother Nature follows. Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur to learn how to predict the future. FASN

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 28, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
BEHIND-THE-SCENES HIKE
Join Summit Metro Parks and the City of Twinsburg for an extended hike that will be both on and off trail as we explore the plants and animals found within Liberty Park. Please dress for possible wet and muddy conditions. Bring binoculars, a camera, water and a snack. LP/Pond Brook

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 28, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT: BILLY CROWBEAK
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the Indian flute and stories of Billy Crowbeak during this free concert. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the covered Seneca Deck. FASN/Onondaga Deck

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 30, 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. FASN/Onondaga Deck

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 31, 5:00 PM - 8:00 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 8/12: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek