Metroparks Monthly Program Listing for November 2019

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November 2019
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Friday, November 1

TEA AT STRANLEIGH: PALM BEACH GLAMOUR TEA
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy specially brewed tea and sample delicious sandwiches and desserts while overlooking the Shipman Garden. Reservation tables are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and walk-in guests are from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (first come first serve basis; we will not be able to seat any guests after 2:15pm). Reservations for the entire season open March 4, 2019. Please, call 419-407-9790. Presented by the Manor House Volunteers. Cost is $10.00 per tea setting (Extra items 60 cents each). Proceeds from the Teas are use for the restoration and preservation of the Manor House. Palm Beach evokes sophistication and glamour! We'll be glamorous too! $10, Reservations, Code 502204601

MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MILL
Providence, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The year is 1846, and there has been a ghastly murder in the town of Providence! A local constable has called for help from any deputy, sleuth, or private eye in Lucas County. Can you solve this puzzling case before the suspects escape on the canal boat? $10, Reservations, Code 401104201

MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MILL
Providence, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 7 to 8 p.m.
The year is 1846, and there has been a ghastly murder in the town of Providence! A local constable has called for help from any deputy, sleuth, or private eye in Lucas County. Can you solve this puzzling case before the suspects escape on the canal boat? $10, Reservations, Code 401104201

NATURE AT NIGHT HIKE: WAXING CRESCENT AND OTHER NIGHTTIME WONDERS
Bend View, Bend View parking lot, 7 to 8 p.m.
Walk in the park after dark and discover the wonders of the night at a time when parks are normally closed. Dress accordingly for the weather and let's get outside! Free, Reservations, Code 404402601
 

Saturday, November 2

OAK GROVE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: A SCHOOL DAY IN 1893
Wildwood Preserve, Oak Grove School, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take a step back in time and discover how natural resources were used in the classroom of the past compared to how they are used in the classroom today. Before modern conventions, items like chalkboards, chalk, pens and many recess games all originated with the natural environment in which humans interacted. No registration is required for this family-friendly open house! Free, Reservations, Code 401102601

MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MILL
Providence, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 4 to 5 p.m.
The year is 1846, and there has been a ghastly murder in the town of Providence! A local constable has called for help from any deputy, sleuth, or private eye in Lucas County. Can you solve this puzzling case before the suspects escape on the canal boat? $10, Reservations, Code 401104201

MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MILL
Providence, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The year is 1846, and there has been a ghastly murder in the town of Providence! A local constable has called for help from any deputy, sleuth, or private eye in Lucas County. Can you solve this puzzling case before the suspects escape on the canal boat? $10, Reservations, Code 401104201

Sunday, November 3

JOHLIN CABIN OPEN HOURS: WARMTH FOR THE WINTER
Pearson, Johlin Cabin (North Entrance), 12 to 2 p.m.
Stop into the Johlin Cabin for some family fun! See how much life has changed in the last 150 years. Explore inside the cabin, then venture outside. The cabin is located at the North entrance to the park on Seaman Road. No registration required. Lend a hand in preparing the wool and stay a while to learn the art of crocheting and knitting. Free, Reservations, Code 401103605

Tuesday, November 5

FALLEN TIMBERS BATTLEFIELD PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Battle of Fallen Timbers helped to shape American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For further questions emails can be sent to [email protected], Julie Wiley President. No registration Required. Free, Code 500000602

Wednesday, November 6

MEET ME AT MIDDLEGROUNDS FALL WALKING SERIES
Middlegrounds, parking lot, 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Blood flow increases daily work productivity! Join this mid-week opportunity for an outdoor morning walk in the beautiful season of autumn. Program occurs every Wednesday between Labor Day and Thanksgiving and comes complete with a weekly seasonal 'message-for-the-day' from an experience naturalist. Free. Reservations. Free, Reservations, Code 405510601

TODDLER TRAILS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 10 to 11 a.m.
This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Adult companions accompany and assist their child's experience along Wildwood's trails. Register toddlers only. $2, Reservations, Code 404402105

SENIOR STROLL
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 2 to 3 p.m.
Our beautiful Metroparks trails are meant to be enjoyed by all ages and varying fitness levels. Enjoy a slow-paced nature walk with a naturalist as your guide, as they put your stroll into context with information about the environment. Learn the trails along with a group and maintain good health! Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group. Free, Reservations, Code 404402603

Saturday, November 9

TRY IT! ARCHERY
Blue Creek, Nona France Sledding HIll, 1 to 2 p.m.
Fun & safe! Try out archery for the first time, or the first time in a long time, with the instruction and guidance of Metroparks staff. All equipment provided. $4, Reservations, Code 205502102

GET TO KNOW YOUR TRAILS
Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers parking lot, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Do you have a Metroparks trail bucket list? This program affords you the opportunity to explore different trails at different parks each month. Each session is guided by a Metroparks naturalist to put your walk into context as you learn about our natural environment. Hike with a group and enjoy a healthy activity! Please wear sturdy shoes and dress according to the weather. Registration Required. Free, Reservations, Code 404402609-02

Sunday, November 10

CALLING ALL SCOUTS! WEBLO BOY SCOUTS: CASTAWAY/CAST IRON CHEF COMBO
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Mallard Lake Shelter/Dock, 1 to 4 p.m., $10,
Reservations, Code 105509101

Monday, November 11

11 MILE HIKE ON 11/11
Oak Openings Springbrook Area, Oak Openings Springbrook Parking Lot, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring a daypack with water, lunch and snacks. Dress for the weather. Program runs rain or shine. Free, Reservations, Code 405515101

Tuesday, November 12

FITNESS NIGHT HIKE
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion parking lot, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Free
Reservations, Code 205515101

Wednesday, November 13

MEET ME AT MIDDLEGROUNDS FALL WALKING SERIES
Middlegrounds, parking lot, 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Blood flow increases daily work productivity! Join this mid-week opportunity for an outdoor morning walk in the beautiful season of autumn. Program occurs every Wednesday between Labor Day and Thanksgiving and comes complete with a weekly seasonal 'message-for-the-day' from an experience naturalist. Free. Reservations. Free, Reservations, Code 405510601

SENIOR STROLL
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 2 to 3 p.m.
Our beautiful Metroparks trails are meant to be enjoyed by all ages and varying fitness levels. Enjoy a slow-paced nature walk with a naturalist as your guide, as they put your stroll into context with information about the environment. Learn the trails along with a group and maintain good health! Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group. Free, Reservations, Code 404402603

INVASIVE PLANTS WALK
Side Cut, Riverview Area parking lot, 10 to 11 a.m.
Take a walk with a naturalist to locate and identify different plants and discover what makes them invasive, native, or aggressive. Free, Reservations, Code 404402613

HOW TO BUY A BOAT: KAYAK EDITION
Oak Openings Preserve, Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Learn exactly what you need to know before making that big purchase. This program covers boat types, designs, and construction materials, as well as proper sizing, paddling nomenclature, and worthwhile add-on purchases. Pick up the tools to buy the right boat for your family. Eric Slough is a certified American Canoe Association kayak instructor, member of the Toledo River Gang, and overall kayak gear junkie! He will bring several boats for you to see and be able to compare the pros and cons of each. Free, Reservations, Code 205501101

Thursday, November 14

TALES AND TRAILS (AGES 3-5)
Wildwood Preserve, Farmhouse, 10 to 11 a.m.
It's never too early to acquaint your child with our beautiful Metroparks trails. In this preschool program designed for 3-5 year-olds, we'll take a walk, complete a craft, and hear a story. Each program features a different topic each time. Please dress for the weather. Register participating children only. $2, Reservations, Code 404402101
 

CALLING ALL SCOUTS! BOY SCOUTS, SOIL AND WATER MERIT BADGE
Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
All will receive a Metroparks patch for participating. Scouts will learn about soil and water conservation and why these natural resources are important. They will complete the requirements for the soil and water conservation merit badge. This is a two-part program, with the second session occurring on Thursday, 11/21 from 4:30-7:30 pm. This badge will include a tour of the Maumee Water Resource Recovery Facility. This is a drop-off program. $16, Reservations, Code 405509101

Friday, November 15

MAMMAL MYTHBUSTERS
Secor, Secor Room, 7 to 8 p.m.
Do bats really get tangled in your hair? Do opossums hang from trees by their tails? Get the facts, bust the myths and find something to love about each of these mammals. Free, Reservations, Code 404404608
 

Saturday, November 16

BIKE MAINTENANCE 101
Oak Openings Preserve, Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse, 12 to 2 p.m.
Pedal through the parks with Metroparks naturalists and enjoy glow rides, family rides, mountain biking classes, bike maintenance classes, and more! Build new skills and have fun! Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Learn and practice the basic bicycle maintenance skills that all cyclists need to keep cruising on the trail, including how to change a tire and adjust brakes and gears. Beginner friendly, no experience needed. Bring a bike if you choose but not required. Free, Reservations, Code 105504101

FAMILY HIKE: WITCH HAZEL AND FALL COLOR
Secor, NCNP parking lot, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll with the whole family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter and experience your favorite Metroparks from new perspectives. Please remember to bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Free, Reservations, Code 404402602

Sunday, November 17

GET OUT ALIVE
Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake parking lot, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
What would you do if you got lost in the woods? Hopefully you'll never find yourself in such a situation, but it never hurts to be prepared! Participate in fire building, shelter building, and learn some basic strategies and tips for wilderness survival. Program will be held outside. Please dress appropriately. $5, Reservations, Code 205512101

FAMILY HIKE AT PEARSON METROPARK
Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center parking lot, 12 to 1 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll with the whole family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter and experience your favorite Metroparks from new perspectives. Please remember to bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Free, Reservations, Code 404402602

Tuesday, November 19

STAR STRUCK: DEEP SKY OBJECTS
Bend View, Bend View parking lot, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Escape from the light pollution of the big city and explore the night sky with amateur astronomer John Starr and Metroparks naturalists. Discover the stories in the stars as we constellation hop around the night sky, and explore the science of the stars as we view galaxies and other deep-sky objects through a telescope. Bring a camp chair and warm beverages (optional), and dress warmly in layers. Cloud/rain date will be Wednesday, November 20th at the same time and location. Free, Reservations, Code 104305101

Wednesday, November 20

MEET ME AT MIDDLEGROUNDS FALL WALKING SERIES
Middlegrounds, parking lot, 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Blood flow increases daily work productivity! Join this mid-week opportunity for an outdoor morning walk in the beautiful season of autumn. Program occurs every Wednesday between Labor Day and Thanksgiving and comes complete with a weekly seasonal 'message-for-the-day' from an experience naturalist. Free. Reservations. Free, Reservations, Code 405510601

SENIOR STROLL
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 2 to 3 p.m.
Our beautiful Metroparks trails are meant to be enjoyed by all ages and varying fitness levels. Enjoy a slow-paced nature walk with a naturalist as your guide, as they put your stroll into context with information about the environment. Learn the trails along with a group and maintain good health! Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group. Free, Reservations, Code 404402603

Saturday, November 23

FISHING 101: FLY TYING
Oak Openings Preserve, Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
There's more to fishing than drowning worms! Learn the basics or expand your skills with Metroparks fishing programs. Give it a try during Free Fishing weekend, explore fly fishing with introductory classes and fly-tying, or broaden your horizons with kayak or night fishing. These introductory fly-tying programs will teach you the basic skills you need to tie your own flies. Learn how to match the hatch and tie flies that will fool hungry fish into taking a nibble. All materials provided, and you get to take the flies you tie home. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. $5, Reservations, Code 205506101
 

Wednesday, November 27

MEET ME AT MIDDLEGROUNDS FALL WALKING SERIES
Middlegrounds, parking lot, 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Blood flow increases daily work productivity! Join this mid-week opportunity for an outdoor morning walk in the beautiful season of autumn. Program occurs every Wednesday between Labor Day and Thanksgiving and comes complete with a weekly seasonal 'message-for-the-day' from an experience naturalist. Free. Reservations. Free, Reservations, Code 405510601

Friday, November 29

TREE CLIMBING
Blue Creek, Nona France Quarry, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Ready for adventure? Take your love for nature to new heights with our fun and safe tree climbing programs! $25, Reservations, Code 405516101



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