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Leaf Icon Sunday, November 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 Sunday, November 01, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: ALL ABOUT APPLES


There is nothing better than a bite into a crisp apple! Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist as we learn about the apple. We will discuss its importance in history and uses for the multitude of apple varieties that we find growing today. Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81939510450?pwd=cjZieGZmbURpUU13eUJkdkNobDNjdz09. : , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, November 02, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85736194110.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, November 03, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Enjoy some exercise combined with fun learning and Fall Hiking Spree credit November 3-8 through a self-guided story trail based on the book "Leaf Man." Look for it along Downy Loop Trail. Good for spree credit. WH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 05, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

FACEBOOK LIVE: WINTER BIRD FEEDING BASICS


Join a naturalist to discuss tips and tricks for welcoming birds to your own backyard. We will share some simple DIY ideas and discuss types of food, feeder styles and basic bird identification. Bring any bird-related questions you may have. Join us online: www.facebook.com/summitmetroparks. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 05, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, November 06, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL: OWLS FOR KIDS


Calling all kids: come learn about owls! These silent flyers have a lot to say and a lot to teach you. Please have a toilet paper tube, glue, scissors, a sheet of paper and markers ready to make a craft. It will be a hoot! After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/21: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, November 07, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FIELD TO FOREST TRAIL INTRO


Before hitting the trail for Fall Hiking Spree credit, drop by to interact from a safe distance with interpretive naturalists. Follow the Meadow Trail and let your boots carry you through the rich ecosystems that make up this unique park. What once was a working farm has been transformed by nature to a lush environment teeming with incredible biodiversity. Good for spree credit. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Sunday, November 08, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/31: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, November 08, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: FARMER'S ALMANAC FOR ADULTS


First published in 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the oldest continuously printed periodical in North America! Learn about the almanac’s history, predicting weather and how you can become a backyard meteorologist. This virtual program will be live and participants will have the chance to interact with the naturalist hosting it. Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89293514359 . : , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, November 08, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/31: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, November 09, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


It’s a family affair! Get fit while you sit together 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88380170525. : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, November 10, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: EYE SPY


Hit the trail for a nature-themed game of Eye Spy for Fall Hiking Spree credit! Begin by downloading or printing this month’s Eye Spy list from our "Publications & Downloads" page, then enjoy a stroll along Rock Creek Trail in search of plants, animals and more. You can also complete your search using a Nov. 10 Instagram post (@summitmetroparks). Bring a camera to document your finds. Good for spree credit. : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, November 10, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

VIRTUAL: PRE-K WILE E. COYOTE


Jump into the world of coyotes with us as we discover what makes these crafty canines so cool. Join us for a program filled with discovery and fun stories as we explore the curious coyote. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 11/2: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/26: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, November 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join interpretive artist for this virtual lesson in nature drawing. Computer, sketchbook, pencil and a great attitude required. After registering, participants will receive a Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/26: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: REGAL RAPTORS


At-home learners ages 7 to 10 will soar, dip and dive into the world of raptors as we discover owls, hawks, eagles and falcons. Explore what makes these powerful birds special -- and masters of the sky. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 11/2: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 12, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: REGAL RAPTORS


At-home learners ages 7 to 10 will soar, dip and dive into the world of raptors as we discover owls, hawks, eagles and falcons. Explore what makes these powerful birds special -- and masters of the sky. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 11/2: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, November 13, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: PRE-K WILE E. COYOTE


Jump into the world of coyotes with us as we discover what makes these crafty canines so cool. Join us for a program filled with discovery and fun stories as we explore the curious coyote. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 11/2: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, November 13, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

VIRTUAL: COYOTES FOR ADULTS


Calling all coyote enthusiasts! Prepare for a doggone good time with a naturalist to learn more about our secretive neighbors through science and myth. After registering, participants will receive a Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 11/2: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, November 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: THE MYSTERY OF MUSHROOMS


Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist as we delve into the mysterious world of mushrooms. Learn the differences between boletes, polypores and gilled mushrooms. We will be discussing the size, shape, color and seasonality of mushrooms commonly found in our parks. There will be no discussion on mushroom edibility. Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82230802533?pwd=NGFVUk1JYXY1dGhnVXR1QU9IUGhOdz09. : , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, November 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FIELD TO FOREST TRAIL INTRO


Before hitting the trail for Fall Hiking Spree credit, drop by the tent to interact from a safe distance with interpretive naturalists. See how Mother Nature is reclaiming the old farm fields around Liberty Park. Envision the flowers of summer in your mind and then try to figure out if it's the same brown stalk you see as you walk the trail. Good for spree credit. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, November 16, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82572916104.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

WELLNESS WALK


Prioritize "me-time" and take a self-guided wellness stroll though the Rock & Herb Garden November 18-23. Wellness prompts will guide you toward being present and feeling at ease.  FASN

Leaf Icon Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL: INSPIRATION FROM NATURE


Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist and Dr. Lara Roketenetz from The University of Akron for an interactive night of games and more to learn how scientists are studying nature to make the world a better place. Program best suited for adults and children 10 and up. Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89415820181?pwd=OCt6TDV4SW02R1Rha3lFNTRWeHFSZz09. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: REGAL RAPTORS


At-home learners, ages 11 to 14 will soar, dip, and dive into the world of raptors as we discover owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons. Explore what makes these powerful birds special and masters of the sky. After registering, participants will receive a live Zoom invitation. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 11/2: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 19, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

AT-HOME LEARNERS: REGAL RAPTORS


At-home learners ages 11 to 14 will soar, dip and dive into the world of raptors as we discover owls, hawks, eagles and falcons. Explore what makes these powerful birds special -- and masters of the sky. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 11/2: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, November 20, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

FACEBOOK LIVE: ANIMALS IN WINTER


How do animals prepare for winter? Learn about the options animals have, why they choose what they do, and some types of animals you may see this winter in your backyard! Join us at www.facebook.com/summitmetroparks.  : , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, November 23, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: TURKEY TROT


Families with young children: hit a trail and look for signs of our favorite Thanksgiving bird, the wild turkey! Learn more about this smart and adaptable animal in the park and at home while you have some fun along the way! Download the printable worksheet from our "Publications & Downloads" webpage. : , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, November 23, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86860863644. : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, November 24, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Enjoy some exercise combined with fun learning and Fall Hiking Spree credit November 24-29 through a self-guided story trail based on the book "Time to Sleep." Look for it along Rock Creek Trail. Good for spree credit. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, November 26, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634.  : , OH

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

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an 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. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83471972423. : , OH