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Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Sunday, August 01, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF GUIDED: EYE SPY


Hit the trail any time during the month of August for a nature-themed game of Eye Spy! Begin by downloading or printing this month’s Eye Spy list from our "Educational Activities and Resources" page under the “Things to Do” tab, then enjoy a stroll along Prairie Trail in search of colorful flowers, butterflies, birds and more along the way. You can also complete your search using the July 1 Instagram post (@summitmetroparks). Bring a camera to document your finds. SFB

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 01, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WILL IT RAIN? THE CLOUDS SAY NOPE!


Who needs Doppler radar when you can read the clouds? Join a naturalist as we learn why to heed the saying "red sky in the morning, sailors take warning," what causes tornados and what to look for during a storm. Learn what big marshmallows in the sky mean and learn why alto cirrus clouds are a sign of incoming weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/25: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 04, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

PICNIC HIKE


Bring along a sack lunch and beverage to enjoy during our hike. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/26: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 04, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL: TEEN TRIVIA NIGHT


Calling all teens: Gather friends, assemble your A-Team and join us virtually to test your nature trivia skills! Which Ohio mammal can hear a watch ticking from a football field away? Compete to answer this question and more! Zoom meeting ID: 844 4934 0865 Zoom: , OH

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

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 05, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MANAGING PESTS & DISEASE IN THE GARDEN


What’s bugging you? This workshop, presented together with Let’s Grow Akron and Summit County OSU Extension, will help you learn how to identify pests and diseases in the garden and discuss how to manage them. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 05, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

KINDEREALM: BUMBLEBEES & FRIENDS


What exactly is a bee? Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover these amazing, misunderstood insects that are so important to our world. Program 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 7/25: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, August 06, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

SUNSET HIKE & FIRE


Join a naturalist for a stroll through the field to watch a beautiful sunset. Afterward, enjoy hearing a few nighttime myths and legends around a campfire. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/26: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 07, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

TWO-WHEEL INTERPRETATION


Join a naturalist on this casually paced (8-12 mph) bike ride. We will travel 10.8 miles total along the Bike & Hike Trail with a turnaround stop at Brandywine Falls. Bring your own bike. Helmets are required.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/27: 330-865-8065. BHT/Barlow

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 07, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

TWO-WHEEL INTERPRETATION


Join a naturalist on this casually paced (8-12 mph) bike ride. We will travel 10.8 miles total along the Bike & Hike Trail with a turnaround stop at Brandywine Falls. Bring your own bike. Helmets are required.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/27: 330-865-8065. BHT/Barlow

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 08, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WOODLAND MUSHROOMS


A walk in the woods often reveals wonders of nature otherwise overlooked. Join a naturalist on a hike to discover the beauty, variety and interesting ecology of mushrooms. Sturdy shoes, bug spray and drinking water are strongly advised. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/30: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, August 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

CREEK WALK FOR KIDS


Kids and their adult companions get hands-on in the creek to search for insects, amphibians, fish and even fossils! Please dress to get wet and wear closed-toe shoes.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/30: 330-865-8065. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DRAWING OUTDOORS


Bring your pad and pencils for an outdoor lesson in drawing. Beginners are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Portable chairs and drinking water are recommended. Program will be canceled during inclement weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/31: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

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

SNAKES FOR KIDS


Join us on Seneca Deck to learn fun facts about snakes. You might even get to meet one!  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/2: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 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: 742 857 8939 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 11, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

FACEBOOK LIVE: SUMMER WILDFLOWERS


Thinking of adding a pop of color to your landscape? Join us online to discover a kaleidoscope of native wildflowers and learn the benefits of their beauty to your yard, pollinators and more. Bring any questions you may have to this live broadcast. Facebook: , OH

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

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Wednesday, August 11, 1 - 2 p.m. 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. PHONE (7/31) ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/31: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

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

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 8/1: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 11, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

TRY IT: DISC GOLF


Looking to get outside and try something new? Disc golf might be for you! Join us at the Silver Creek Disc Golf Course where we'll have discs to loan and tips for a successful outing on the green.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/3: 330-865-8065. SC/Cross Country

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 11, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

TRY IT: DISC GOLF


Looking to get outside and try something new? Disc golf might be for you! Join us at the Silver Creek Disc Golf Course where we'll have discs to loan and tips for a successful outing on the green.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/3: 330-865-8065. SC/Cross Country

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 11, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL: PURPLE MARTINS TAKE FLIGHT


It's a bird cyclone! Join us online to discover the magical and mysterious story of the charismatic purple martin that mesmerizes paddlers at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park each year! Zoom meeting ID: 873 0160 5402 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 12, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/6: 330-865-8065. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 12, 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 Friday, August 13, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

NATURE AT NIGHT


Agile amphibians, observant owls, mysterious moths...who knows what we'll find! Family groups are invited to grab a flashlight and walk between a series of nocturnal stations to catch a glimpse of nighttime critters. Meet at Hilltop Shelter. CV/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 14, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FIND-A-TRUCK


Summit Metro Parks will host a “Find-A-Truck” scavenger hunt in the parks Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Park district equipment will be placed for kids and their caregivers to find at centrally located Summit Metro Parks locations including Cascade Valley Metro Park, Goodyear Heights Metro Park, F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm and in Sand Run Metro Park along Sand Run Parkway. Download and/or print a kid-friendly checklist to bring along on your hunt! For visitor safety, touching and climbing on the trucks is strictly prohibited. Download the checklist: , OH

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

KINDEREALM: BUMBLEBEES & FRIENDS


What exactly is a bee? Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover these amazing, misunderstood insects that are so important to our world. Program 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 8/9: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 14, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

NATURE ART FOR TEENS


Do you have a creative spirit? Teens ages 13 to 17 are invited to 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 8/9: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KINDEREALM: BUMBLEBEES & FRIENDS


What exactly is a bee? Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover these amazing, misunderstood insects that are so important to our world. Program includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 14, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HAUNTED CLINTON HIKE


Do you like strange and spooky things? There is an eeriness to some local myths and some say they can even hear a baby crying. Hike with a naturalist to learn some history and local legends. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/7: 330-865-8065. TT/Clinton

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 14, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

MOTHS OF MANY COLORS


Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist and Dr. Lara Roketenetz from The University of Akron to explore the variety and beauty of our local moths. Bring a flashlight and camera if you'd like to take photos. Meet at the Field Station, past the main parking lot off Ira Road and down the lane to the second house. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/6: 330-865-8065. Bath Nature Preserve: 3220 Ira Rd. Bath, OH 44210

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 15, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

TRY IT: KAYAKING


Join us to try kayaking! Enjoy a relaxed session to see what this water sport is like and try maneuvering out on the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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 8/10: 330-865-8065. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TRY IT: KAYAKING


Join us to try kayaking! Enjoy a relaxed session to see what this water sport is like and try maneuvering out on the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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 8/10: 330-865-8065. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TRY IT: KAYAKING


Join us to try kayaking! Enjoy a relaxed session to see what this water sport is like and try maneuvering out on the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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 8/10: 330-865-8065. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Monday, August 16, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

TOP O' THE WORLD HISTORY HIKE


Discover the area's rich local history and enjoy the view as we hike from the Top O' The World Area along portions of Adam Run Trail. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/12: 330-865-8065. HH/Top O' the World

Leaf Icon Tuesday, August 17, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Bring the family out for some exercise and fun exploration with a self-guided story trail based on the book "In The Tall, Tall Grass." This program is available along Bluebird Trail from August 17 through August 22. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 18, 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 8/13: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 18, 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 8/13: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 18, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: THE SCIENCE OF SUNSETS


Join us online to discover why the intersection of sunlight, atmosphere and particles is truly breathtaking. We'll talk best viewing locations just in time for you to catch the 8:28 p.m. sunset at a park near you! Zoom meeting ID: 817 1305 6094 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 19, 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 Thursday, August 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FLOWER SEED BOMBS


Some plants need more than one year to flower. One way to get plants to flower faster is to start to grow them in the fall and let them go dormant in the winter. The next spring showers will bring May flowers. Kids can join us to learn how to make flower seed bombs. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 19, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

GOOD GARDENS: GOOD BUG AND BAD BUGS OF THE GARDENS


Have you noticed something eating the leaves of your beans, eggplants or peppers? What is that enormous cigar looking caterpillar eating my tomatoes? Why are my cucumber and squash vines dying? Join a naturalist as we answer these questions and many more relating to the “bugs” you see in your garden. Learn how to control the “bad bugs” by encouraging the “good bugs” to live in your garden. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CANAL HISTORY


Ever wonder what it was like to live on a canal boat? From fist fights to leaks patched with manure, we’ll connect with the past through stories of the daily challenges boatmen faced. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/14: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Friday, August 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

DRAGONS & DAMSELS


Join a naturalist to learn basic ID tips and why dragonflies and damselflies are so important to the ecosystem. We'll search the Seven Ponds Area of the nature preserve to see how many species we can find. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/14: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek SNP

Leaf Icon Friday, August 20, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

NIMISILA RESERVOIR KAYAK


Paddle a portion of Nimisila Reservoir with a certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and to see wildlife around the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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. Fee includes: instruction and loan of kayak, paddle and personal flotation device. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/11: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Friday, August 20, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BYO KAYAKING: PURPLE MARTINS


Do you have your own kayak and want to see an amazing natural phenomenon? Paddle with naturalists to observe what appears to be a tornado of tens of thousands of birds settling into their roost for the night to rest for their migration south. 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 8/15: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 21, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NATURE KITCHEN – SKILLET FRUIT & OAT 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 skillet fruit & oat crisp! They will be given a recipe card, ingredients, and a favor to take home. Ingredient kits will be provided the day of the program. Cost: $10/kit. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/4: Register here. SLNC

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 21, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

NATURE KITCHEN – SKILLET FRUIT & OAT 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 skillet fruit & oat crisp! They will be given a recipe card, ingredients, and a favor to take home. Ingredient kits will be provided the day of the program. Cost: $10/kit. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/4: Register here. SLNC

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 21, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

FULL MOON HIKE


Join us as we hike under the sky by the light of the blue moon. This month's full moon also is known as the "Sturgeon Moon." Come discover the majesty of the full moon while our walk is illuminated by its glow. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

POLLINATORS AND THEIR PLANTS


Join a naturalist as we hike the trail looking at the interactions between pollinators and their host plants. Flies, beetles, bees and butterflies all play a key role as pollinators of native plants. Nets, magnifiers and jars will be supplied so participants can see these interesting creatures up close and at work. We suggest bringing a hat and sunscreen. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/16: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 25, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DRAWING OUTDOORS


Bring your pad and pencils for an outdoor lesson in drawing. Beginners are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Portable chairs and drinking water are recommended. Program will be canceled during inclement weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/17: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

BUTTERFLIES FOR KIDS


Join us on the Seneca Deck to learn some interesting facts about butterflies. Then go for a short hike over to the garden to see which butterflies we can spot.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/16: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Wednesday, August 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING: PURPLE MARTINS


Paddle with naturalists to observe what appears to be a tornado of tens of thousands of birds settling into their roost for the night to rest for their migration south. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Space is limited. Cost $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/15: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 26, 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 Thursday, August 26, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

TRY IT: ARCHERY


Participants ages 9 and older can sign up for a 45-minute time slot to try archery. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment is provided, and participants must be 50 inches or taller. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/21: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 26, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BYO KAYAKING: PURPLE MARTINS


Do you have your own kayak and want to see an amazing natural phenomenon? Paddle with naturalists to observe what appears to be a tornado of tens of thousands of birds settling into their roost for the night to rest for their migration south. 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 8/15: 330-865-8065. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Thursday, August 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

TRY IT: ARCHERY


Participants ages 9 and older can sign up for a 45-minute time slot to try archery. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment is provided, and participants must be 50 inches or taller. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/21: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Friday, August 27, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

SUMMER NATURE TALES


Young children and their adult companions will enjoy this interactive, summer-themed story time intended for ages 18 months to 3 years. Make it a fun, family-friendly morning by exploring the park after the program.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/20: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 28, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

SUMMIT LAKE KAYAK


Paddle in the “Heart of Akron” at Summit Lake to learn what historical treasures helped build this community. This program is led by a certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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. Fee includes instruction and loan of kayak, paddle and personal flotation device. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/19: Register here. SLNC

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SUMMIT LAKE KAYAK


Paddle in the “Heart of Akron” at Summit Lake to learn what historical treasures helped build this community. This program is led by a certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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. Fee includes instruction and loan of kayak, paddle and personal flotation device. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/19: Register here. SLNC

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

HIKE FOR THE HEALTH OF IT


Hike the challenging Deer Run Trail at a vigorous pace with few, if any, rest stops. Be prepared for a lot of stairs! Beginners are welcome but talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/20: 330-865-8065. ONW/Trail Lot

Leaf Icon Saturday, August 28, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL KINDEREALM: BUMBLEBEES & FRIENDS


What exactly is a bee? Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions are invited to join us online to discover these amazing, misunderstood insects that are so important to our world. Zoom meeting ID: 858 6868 8370 Zoom

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TRY IT: STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING


Join us to try stand-up paddleboarding. Come enjoy a relaxed session to see what this water sport is like and try maneuvering out on the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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 8/23: 330-865-8065. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 29, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FALL HIKING SPREE KICK-OFF


Get a head start on the 58th annual Fall Hiking Spree and meet a naturalist and mascots at Tuscarawas Meadows at Firestone Metro Park. 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.  Good for spree credit. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TRY IT: STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING


Join us to try stand-up paddleboarding. Come enjoy a relaxed session to see what this water sport is like and try maneuvering out on the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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 8/23: 330-865-8065. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Sunday, August 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

TRY IT: STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING


Join us to try stand-up paddleboarding. Come enjoy a relaxed session to see what this water sport is like and try maneuvering out on the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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 8/23: 330-865-8065. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Monday, August 30, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE NIGHT


Join a naturalist to hunt the fields and forest edges for hidden insects. Do you know what a conehead is? How about a tree cricket? You might even see a shooting star as we talk about some of the constellations in the sky. Bring a flashlight and bug spray. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/22: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center