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Program & Events Calendar

 
At the guidance of public health authorities, most in-person programs and events are temporarily suspended. Please stay tuned for information on virtual/alternative program and event options! Learn more.
 
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Leaf Icon Thursday, October 01, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT


Through November 15, visitors may submit two entries for our Annual Amateur Photography Exhibit, which will be displayed in the Nature Realm or by virtual exhibit, depending on current health department guidance. Only two printed photographs will be accepted, and all images must be taken in areas managed by Summit Metro Parks. With each entry, please include your name, address, phone number, email, the location where the image was taken and a title for the image. Where possible, please do not share contact information with other entrants. Entries should not be matted, framed or include watermarks, and should be one of the following sizes: 5"x7", 8"x10" or 11"x14" and printed on photo paper. You may drop off entries during spree rewards pickup (see Fall Hiking Spree website for details) or mail them to 975 Treaty Line Rd., c/o Alisa, Akron OH 44313. Summit Metro Parks is not responsible for any photographs lost or damaged in the mail. Due to COVID-19, please note that photographs will not be returned. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 01, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 03, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FISHING FOR KIDS


Tired of being cooped up? Looking for something the kids can do? Well Summit Metro Parks has a deal for you…let’s go (socially distant) fishing! Summit Metro Parks will provide the poles and bait while you provide the kids ages 7-15. After a short lesson on fishing safety, how to cast, and how to bait a hook, kids will be able to test their skills for about 45 minutes. After the program, the kids can KEEP the poles! Dress for the weather, program is rain or shine. Don’t forget water and bug spray. Parents must stay with their children. Participants and guardians are asked to wear masks when arriving to the program and when distancing cannot be maintained. Class size limited to 10 participants. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/4: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 03, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

FISHING FOR KIDS


Tired of being cooped up? Looking for something the kids can do? Well Summit Metro Parks has a deal for you…let’s go (socially distant) fishing! Summit Metro Parks will provide the poles and bait while you provide the kids ages 7-15. After a short lesson on fishing safety, how to cast, and how to bait a hook, kids will be able to test their skills for about 45 minutes. After the program, the kids can KEEP the poles! Dress for the weather, program is rain or shine. Don’t forget water and bug spray. Parents must stay with their children. Participants and guardians are asked to wear masks when arriving to the program and when distancing cannot be maintained. Class size limited to 10 participants. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/4: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 03, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FISHING FOR KIDS


Tired of being cooped up? Looking for something the kids can do? Well Summit Metro Parks has a deal for you…let’s go (socially distant) fishing! Summit Metro Parks will provide the poles and bait while you provide the kids ages 7-15. After a short lesson on fishing safety, how to cast, and how to bait a hook, kids will be able to test their skills for about 45 minutes. After the program, the kids can KEEP the poles! Dress for the weather, program is rain or shine. Don’t forget water and bug spray. Parents must stay with their children. Participants and guardians are asked to wear masks when arriving to the program and when distancing cannot be maintained. Class size limited to 10 participants. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/4: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Monday, October 05, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85320941877.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, October 06, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Enjoy some exercise combined with fun learning through a self-guided story trail based on the book The Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit. Look for it along Chippewa Trail at Silver Creek Metro Park October 6-11. SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Tuesday, October 06, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

ZUMBA


Zumba® Fitness : Take the "work" out of workout and join us for a calorie-burning dance fitness party! Once the rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. This hour-long, outdoor class for participants ages 14 and up is led by a certified instructor. The class is moderate to high intensity, but can be modified to fit your level. Class is FREE, but advanced registration is required as socially-distanced spaces are limited. Participants are asked to wear a mask when arriving to the program and when distancing cannot be maintained. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/28: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 07, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SIGNS OF WILDLIFE


Before hitting the trail for Fall Hiking Spree, drop by the tent to interact from a safe distance with interpretive naturalists and learn about the amazing world of woodpeckers! Good for spree credit. WH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 08, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 10, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: GOING BATTY!


It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a flying mammal! What are bats and what makes them so special? Discover these cool creatures with your whole family as we swoop, dive, and dip into the world of bats! Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87371818261. : , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, October 12, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87363600339.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: EYE SPY


Beginning October 13, hit the trail for a nature-themed game of Eye Spy! Begin by downloading or printing this month’s Eye Spy list from our "Publications & Downloads" page, then enjoy a stroll along Seneca Trail in search of plants, animals and more. Bring a camera to document your finds. FASN

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join Interpretive Artist Danette for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a link to a live Zoom lesson. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/5: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join Interpretive Artist Danette for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a link to a live Zoom lesson. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/5: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 15, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

FACEBOOK LIVE: COYOTES


Coyotes are some of our parks' most elusive and misunderstood residents. Naturalist Janean will lead a live Q&A all about coyotes and will discuss how they live and how we can be good neighbors to these fascinating creatures of the night. Join us at: www.facebook.com/summitmetroparks.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 15, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

VIRTUAL: PRE-K COYOTES


Yip and howl like coyotes with us in this live virtual program! Children ages 3-6 will have fun discovering all about this canine through story, rhyme and activities. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/29: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 15, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: MONARCHS


At-home learners, ages 11 to 14: We're celebrating the monarch butterfly! Learn about the cultural significance and monumental migration of this charismatic insect. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/1: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 15, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: MONARCHS


At-home learners, ages 11 to 14: We're celebrating the monarch butterfly! Learn about the cultural significance and monumental migration of this charismatic insect. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/1: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 17, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

PUMPKIN CARVING


Join a naturalist to create a seasonal work of art! Pumpkins and carving utensils are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Limit one free pumpkin per family. Space is limited - program will take place outside with distancing. Participants are asked to wear a mask when arriving to the program and when distancing cannot be maintained.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/3: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SIGNS OF WILDLIFE


Before hitting the trail for Fall Hiking Spree, drop by the tent to interact from a safe distance with interpretive naturalists and learn about how migratory birds use the bog for their journey south. Good for spree credit. SFB

Leaf Icon Monday, October 19, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82397322242.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Enjoy some exercise combined with fun learning through a self-guided story trail based on the book Dia de los Muertos. Look for it along Rock Creek Trail at Furnace Run Metro Park October 20-25. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join Interpretive Artist Danette for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a link to a live Zoom lesson. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/12: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join Interpretive Artist Danette for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a link to a live Zoom lesson. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/12: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: MONARCHS


At-home learners, ages 7 to 10: We're celebrating the monarch butterfly! Learn about the cultural significance and monumental migration of this charismatic insect. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/1: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 22, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: MONARCHS


At-home learners, ages 7 to 10: We're celebrating the monarch butterfly! Learn about the cultural significance and monumental migration of this charismatic insect. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/1: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, October 26, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87363600339.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: EYE SPY


Beginning October 27, hit the trail for a nature-themed game of Eye Spy! Begin by downloading or printing this month’s Eye Spy list from our "Publications & Downloads" page, then enjoy a stroll along Downy Loop Trail in search of plants, animals and more. Bring a camera to document your finds. WH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 29, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Join us here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, October 30, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

VIRTUAL: PRE-K COYOTES


Yip and howl like coyotes with us in this live virtual program! Children ages 3-6 will have fun discovering all about this canine through story, rhyme and activities. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/29: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL: SPIDERS FOR KIDS


Join us for an active, fun, educational Zoom program about spiders! Be sure to bring a toilet paper tube, safety scissors, markers and colored paper to make your own eight-legged friend. Best for school age kids, but all are welcome! After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/19: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 31, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: SPIDERS FOR KIDS


Join us for an active, fun, educational Zoom program about spiders! Be sure to bring a toilet paper tube, safety scissors, markers and colored paper to make your own eight-legged friend. Best for school age kids, but all are welcome! After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/19: 330-865-8065. : , OH