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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 Tuesday, September 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. Please include with your submission a completed entry form, which may be downloaded from the top of the Programs & Events webpage. 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 Wednesday, September 02, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

FACEBOOK LIVE: VALLEY VIEW CONSTRUCTION UPDATE


Join us for a Facebook Live to check in on construction progress at the Valley View barn! In this chat with the project manager, we'll get the latest information on the work underway on the property's historic barn. We'll learn how crews are restoring the former golf clubhouse and how it will be used by the community in future. Find us online: www.facebook.com/summitmetroparks : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, September 03, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

FACEBOOK LIVE: MAGNIFICENT MONARCHS


Join Naturalist Becca to discover the beauty and mystery of the Monarch butterfly. Learn about this butterfly’s life stages, the plants that are on their menu, and how you can help ensure future generations of this, and many other, pollinators! Join us online: www.facebook.com/summitmetroparks : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, September 03, 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 online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634. : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, September 08, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: VULTURE VIEW STORYBOOK TRAIL


Enjoy some exercise combined with fun learning through a self-guided story trail based on the book Vulture View. Look for it along the Bluebird Trail at Liberty Park, September 8th through 13th. Good for spree credit. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Tuesday, September 08, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

ZUMBA


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 8/25: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, September 10, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

FACEBOOK LIVE: POND DIPPING


Dive into the unseen world at the bottom of our ponds with an SMP naturalist. We’ll spend time pond dipping, identifying creatures and talking about why pond dipping is fun and important. Join us online: www.facebook.com/summitmetroparks : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, September 10, 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 online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634. : , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, September 11, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE STORIES


Nature has many lessons to teach us and we can learn a lot from listening to the world around us. Join us for an evening of storytelling and lessons about nature taught by someone who knows first hand how important the natural world is, Mother Nature herself. Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89123087965. : , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, September 14, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX FOR FAMILIES


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. Kids, moms, dads and grandparents are welcome to participate! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84336621662 : , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: EYE SPY


Hit the trail September 15th through 20th 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 Redwing Trail in search of plants, animals and more. Bring a camera to document your finds. Good for spree credit. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

YOGA FOR KIDS


Kids ages 7 and up are invited to join certified yoga instructor Lisa Meranti for a program focused on connecting with nature. This class will take place outside with distancing. In case of inclement weather, class will be moved to September 17th. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel and drinking water. Guardians are asked to bring lawn chairs to distance behind the class or wait in their cars. Participants and guardians are asked to wear masks when arriving to the program and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Class size limited to nine participants. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/1: 330-865-8065. SR/Wadsworth

Leaf Icon Wednesday, September 16, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

FACEBOOK LIVE: TREE ID


Everything looks green to me! During the summer months, it's easy to identify trees using their leaves. Join Naturalist Joe to learn some tips and tricks of tree identification. Join us online: www.facebook.com/summitmetroparks. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, September 17, 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 online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634. : , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, September 19, 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. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, September 19, 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. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, September 19, 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. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Monday, September 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DRAWING OUTDOORS FOR ADULTS


Join Interpretive artist Danette for a lesson in socially-distanced outdoor sketching. Bring a chair, water, and drawing materials. Participants are asked to wear a mask when arriving to the program and when distancing cannot be maintained. Class size limited to 10 participants.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/8: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: IN THE TALL, TALL GRASS STORYBOOK TRAIL


Enjoy some exercise combined with fun learning through a self-guided story trail based on the book In the Tall, Tall Grass. Look for it along Meadow Trail at Munroe Falls, September 22nd through 27th. Good for spree credit. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Wednesday, September 23, 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 be invited to a live Zoom lesson. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/11: 330-865-8065. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, September 24, 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 online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964658634. : , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, September 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SUSTAINABLE BODY CARE PRODUCTS


Sustainability never made you look so good! Join a small group to create your own personal care products under the guidance of a park naturalist. Learn about how making your own products is economical, sustainable and oh so fun! Registration is required. Participants are asked to wear masks when arriving to the program and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Class size limited to six participants. Cost: $10/person ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/26: Register here. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, September 26, 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. F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Saturday, September 26, 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. F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Saturday, September 26, 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. F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Monday, September 28, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX FOR FAMILIES


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. Kids, moms, dads and grandparents are welcome to participate! Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84336621662 : , OH