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Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Friday, October 01, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: EYE SPY


Hit the trail any time during the month of October for a nature-themed game of Eye Spy! Begin by downloading or printing this month’s Eye Spy list from our "Educational Activities & Resources" page under the “Things to Do” tab, then enjoy a stroll along Willow Trail in search of plants and animals along the way. You can also complete your search using the October 1 Instagram post (@summitmetroparks). Good for spree credit. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Friday, October 01, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: FAMILY FLASHLIGHT WALK


Families with young children: drop in to spot nature in early evening with the help of a flashlight. A naturalist will greet you at the trailhead, then send you on your way along the lower section of Oxbow Trail to spot wildlife using eye-shine. CV/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Friday, October 01, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: NOT-SO-SPOOKY HIKE & FIRE


Bats, cats, and rats can be seen as creepy creatures lurking in the night. Join a naturalist to hear some not-so-spooky stories around the campfire. The program includes a short night hike. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: SELF-GUIDED POETRY HIKE


We are celebrating Poetry Week on Alder Trail! View nature through another's eyes and words on this self-guided hike. While hiking, take a moment to hear the birds, feel the breeze and smell the flowers to create your own poem. This hike is available from October 2 to October 9. Good for spree credit. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Bring the family out for some exercise and fun exploration with a self-guided story trail based on the book Vulture View," October 2 through 9. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Bring the family out for some exercise and fun exploration with a self-guided story trail based on the book "Leaf Man," October 2 through 9. Good for spree credit. SC/Big Oak

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: MUSHROOM HIKE


Join a naturalist on a hike to discover the beauty, variety and interesting ecology of fall mushrooms. Good for spree credit. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: DRIVE-THROUGH MINI PUMPKIN PICKUP


Drive through and pick up a free pumpkin decorating kit (including the pumpkin!) at one of six park district locations. Share your creation on social media using #SMPFallCelebration. Limit one pumpkin kit per child, while supplies last. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: DRIVE-THROUGH MINI PUMPKIN PICKUP


Drive through and pick up a free pumpkin decorating kit (including the pumpkin!) at one of six park district locations. Share your creation on social media using #SMPFallCelebration. Limit one pumpkin kit per child, while supplies last. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: DRIVE-THROUGH MINI PUMPKIN PICKUP


Drive through and pick up a free pumpkin decorating kit (including the pumpkin!) at one of six park district locations. Share your creation on social media using #SMPFallCelebration. Limit one pumpkin kit per child, while supplies last. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: NATURE ART FOR TEENS


Do you have a creative spirit? Teens ages 13 to 17 can join our interpretive artist for lessons in nature-inspired art. This is a drop-off program. Please dress for a mess. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/25: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 02, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: OUTDOOR MOVIE


Celebrate the fall season by watching "Spies in Disguise" while socially distanced movie in the brisk autumn air. Popcorn will be available while supplies last. Don’t miss the photo opportunity, and be sure to share your photos using #SMPFallCelebration. Some seating will be provided, but please bring your own blanket or chair. FM transmitters are available at this location for viewing the movie from your vehicle if desired. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 03, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: BYO KAYAKING-WILDLIFE


Do you have your own kayak and want to learn more about what you see out and about? Paddle with naturalists to observe what creatures call this lake home. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants are required to bring a life jacket, paddle and registered kayak, wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/24: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 03, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

HISTORY OF THE PORTAGE PATH & ARTIST'S TALK


Join us for a walk from Big Bend to the northernmost point of the Portage Path. You’ll learn about the history of this vital link between North American waterways as we walk, then enjoy a talk at the northern terminus by artist Peter Jones. Jones created the statues of the portaging American Indian which can be seen at both the northern and southern termini of the Portage Path. This program is presented in coordination with the Portage Path Collaborative as part of a series of events in honor of North American First People’s Day. SR/Big Bend

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 03, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Ages 6 to 12 can join our interpretive artist for this lesson in nature drawing. Paper and pencils will be provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/25: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 03, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: BYO KAYAKING-WILDLIFE


Do you have your own kayak and want to learn more about what you see out and about? Paddle with naturalists to observe what creatures call this lake home. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants are required to bring a life jacket, paddle and registered kayak, wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/24: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 03, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: COLLECTING NEXT YEAR'S BEAUTY


Join a naturalist as we collect native plant seeds from the areas around Liberty Park. Learn proper seed storage and propagating techniques so you can grow plants next spring. Bring bags, clippers and a marker to label what you collect. A hat and sunscreen are recommended. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 03, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: VIRTUAL NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist online for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing for kids ages 6 to12. All you need are a pencil and paper. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/25: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, October 04, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: VIRTUAL BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom

Leaf Icon Monday, October 04, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: NATURALIST'S CHOICE


Remember "Cook's Choice" from you school lunch menu? Join a naturalist for the SMP version of "Naturalist's Choice" as we hike the trail in one of our newest parks. Who knows what we will see, but it should be very interesting! Please be prepared for limited access to park amenities. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 06, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and a sense of humor. Beginners are welcome. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/28: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 06, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: VIRTUAL NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this entertaining virtual lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/28: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 06, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: VIRTUAL HIKING SPREE HISTORY


Join us online to discover the origins of the Fall Hiking Spree and how individuals, families and community groups participate today! Zoom meeting ID: 485 730 2450 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

HOMESCHOOLERS: TREMENDOUS TREES


Homeschoolers ages 7 to 10: October is for the trees! We're talking fall colors, relationships with wildlife and all the amazing ways trees support life on Earth. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/21: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 07, 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 07, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HOMESCHOOLERS: TREMENDOUS TREES


Homeschoolers ages 11 to 14: October is for the trees! We're talking fall colors, relationships with wildlife and all the amazing ways trees support life on Earth. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/21: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 07, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: YOGA IN THE PARK


Join certified yoga instructor Lisa Meranti for a program focused on connecting with nature. Class is appropriate for all ages 10 and up and will take place outside, or be moved into the nature center in case of inclement weather. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel and drinking water. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/30: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 07, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: SOIL PREP FOR SPRING GROWING


Now is the time to think about soil building for next year. Learn about organic matter, cover crops and other ways to make your soil better at this workshop presented together with Let’s Grow Akron and Summit County OSU Extension. SLNC

Leaf Icon Friday, October 08, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: COLOR WALK


Join a naturalist as we walk the trail and learn how to identify trees by their fall colors. We will discover and discuss what triggers this incredible explosion of color in our forests. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 09, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: DISTANCE HIKE


Lace up your boots and grab your hiking stick because its time for another distance hike. This 6.5-mile journey will take us through the woods and by the river on both natural and limestone trails. Let's get hiking! DLQ

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 09, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: DRIVE-THROUGH MINI PUMPKIN PICKUP


Drive through and pick up a free pumpkin decorating kit (including the pumpkin!) at one of six park district locations. Share your creation on social media using #SMPFallCelebration. Limit one pumpkin kit per child, while supplies last. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 09, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: DRIVE-THROUGH MINI PUMPKIN PICKUP


Drive through and pick up a free pumpkin decorating kit (including the pumpkin!) at one of six park district locations. Share your creation on social media using #SMPFallCelebration. Limit one pumpkin kit per child, while supplies last. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 09, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: DRIVE-THROUGH MINI PUMPKIN PICKUP


Drive through and pick up a free pumpkin decorating kit (including the pumpkin!) at one of six park district locations. Share your creation on social media using #SMPFallCelebration. Limit one pumpkin kit per child, while supplies last. CV/Chuckery

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

SMP 100: KEY PEOPLE IN SMP HISTORY


Do you love history and our amazing parks? Come learn about the individuals who helped create the parks over the years. From land donations to the layout of the parks, many hands have contributed to the park you see today. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 09, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: OUTDOOR MOVIE


Celebrate the fall season by watching "The Peanuts Movie" while socially distanced movie in the brisk autumn air. Popcorn will be available while supplies last. Don’t miss the photo opportunity, and be sure to share your photos using #SMPFallCelebration. Some seating will be provided, but please bring your own blanket or chair. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 10, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FALL CELEBRATION: KIDS FISHING


Kids ages 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line in Little Turtle Pond. Some rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children and must have a valid Ohio fishing license if they want to fish. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/1: 330-865-8065. F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Monday, October 11, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom

Leaf Icon Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: AUTUMN LEAVES


Follow the self-guided trail signs along Downy Loop Trail to enjoy and learn about autumn leaf colors. This program is available October 12 through October 17. Good for spree credit. WH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist for an inspiring lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. The program will begin on Seneca Deck. Please bring a chair and drawing materials. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/2: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 13, 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! Zoom meeting ID: 742 857 8939 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist for an inspiring lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/2: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 14, 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

KINDEREALM: FALL LEAVES


Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions will explore the beautiful changes that happen in autumn. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program which includes a hike and craft. Please make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 16, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE KITCHEN – APPLE CRISP


Let's bring nature and cooking together! Chef Dannika Stevenson of SipSavorSoul will host an interactive cooking lesson for kids 8 to 13 years old. The "Nature Kitchen” at Summit Metro Parks will highlight local produce and natural ingredients to make a tasty, kid-friendly recipe. This month, young chefs will make apple crisp! They will be given a recipe card, ingredients, and a favor to take home. Kits will be available for pick up on Thursday, October 14 or Friday, October 15 at one of three locations: Summit Lake Nature Center, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, or Liberty Park Nature Center. Cost: $10/kit. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 9/29: Register here. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 16, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE KITCHEN – APPLE CRISP


Let's bring nature and cooking together! Chef Dannika Stevenson of SipSavorSoul will host an interactive cooking lesson for kids 8 to 13 years old. The "Nature Kitchen” at Summit Metro Parks will highlight local produce and natural ingredients to make a tasty, kid-friendly recipe. This month, young chefs will make apple crisp! They will be given a recipe card, ingredients, and a favor to take home. Kits will be available for pick up on Thursday, October 14 or Friday, October 15 at one of three locations: Summit Lake Nature Center, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, or Liberty Park Nature Center. Cost: $10/kit. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 9/29: Register here. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KINDEREALM: FALL LEAVES


Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions will explore the beautiful changes that happen in autumn. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program which includes a hike and craft. Please make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 17, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

FALL FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE


Join a naturalist to admire autumn’s beauty and discover what triggers this explosion of color in our fields and forests. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

YOGA IN THE PARK


Join certified yoga instructor Lisa Meranti for a program focused on connecting with nature. Class is appropriate for all ages 10 and up and will take place outside, or be moved into the nature center in case of inclement weather. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel and drinking water. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/30: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, October 18, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, October 19, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Enjoy some exercise and beautiful fall colors as you follow a self-guided story trail based on the book Leaf Man. Look for it along Old Mill Trail between October 19 through 24. Good for spree credit. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

PUMPKIN CARVING


Join us to create a seasonal work of art! Pumpkins and carving utensils are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Event will take place in the outdoor shelter beside a cozy fire. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/8: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 21, 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 21, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

KINDEREALM: FALL LEAVES


Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions will explore the beautiful changes that happen in autumn. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program which includes a hike and craft. Please make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

GOOD GARDENS: WINTER PREP AND SEASON EXTENSION


Learn how get your garden space ready for winter, as well how you can extend your season with a few simple materials and techniques. In honor of our centennial, participants may take home a free native tree seedling! GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, October 22, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CAMPFIRE STORIES


Enjoy an evening of nature stories around a toasty campfire. Marshmallows will be available, while supplies last. Meet at the campfire area. Program will be moved to Seneca Deck if it rains.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/9: 330-865-8065. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

KINDEREALM: FALL LEAVES


Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions will explore the beautiful changes that happen in autumn. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program which includes a hike and craft. Please make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/5: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 23, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

SKETCH AND TREK


Want to connect with nature through art? Adults, come out and hike a portion of the trail for artistic inspiration and learn techniques to improve your sketches. Bring a pencil and paper and we’ll help your inner artist shine! F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, October 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KINDEREALM: FALL LEAVES


Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions will explore the beautiful changes that happen in autumn. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program which includes a hike and craft. Please make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/5: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

HERE FISHY FISHY


Kids ages 15 and younger will learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line and see what they can catch. Previously caught fish will be displayed in an aquarium for observation. A few rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children and must have a valid Ohio fishing license if they want to fish. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

HIKE FOR THE HEALTH OF IT


Hike about 4 miles at a moderate pace in beautiful Goodyear Heights Metro Park. Beginners are welcome, but talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. Drinking water is recommended. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Monday, October 25, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

VALLEY VIEW: A NATURAL CONNECTION


Explore the prototype trail of this newly restored area and learn how it is the natural connection of several green spaces, envisioned long ago in the Olmstead Brothers plan for what would become Summit Metro Parks. Please be prepared for limited access to park amenities. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 27, 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! Zoom meeting ID: 742 857 8939 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, October 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

FALL GALLS


Ever wonder what those bumps on the leaves are or why the stems of some goldenrod plants are swollen? It’s probably a gall! Come explore the park with a naturalist to look for and learn about some of the wonderful galls that can be found during autumn. SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 28, 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! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

VIRTUAL: FOREST LIFE FOR KIDS


Oxygen, bonfires, pencils and homes...trees are terrific! Kids ages 7 to 14 are invited to join a naturalist online to explore why trees are so important to all life not only in the forest, but across our planet. Zoom meeting ID: 485 730 2450 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, October 28, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: FOREST ECOSYSTEMS FOR ADULTS


Forests are home to 80 percent of the biodiversity on Earth! Join naturalists online to discuss why forests are so important, how they stabilize our climate and why the second-best time to plant a tree is today! zoom meeting ID: 485 730 2450 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, October 29, 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! Zoom meeting ID: 742 857 8939 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, October 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: MONARCH MAGIC


Calling all butterfly enthusiasts: join a naturalist online to learn about the inspiring life history of the monarch butterfly. From their time in Akron to their incredible journey to the dense forests of Mexico, we have so much to learn from these charismatic insects! Zoom meeting ID: 485 730 2450 Zoom: , OH