MILL CREEK METROPARKS \ November Calendar



Nov. 2: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ikebana Workshop. Ikebana Youngstown will teach students the art of arranging flowers in a Japanese style. Flowers and supplies will be available for use in the classroom. Call (330) 740-7116 to register. Fee: $10 R, $13 NR.Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 and 14: 5:30-7 p.m. Yoga in the Gardens. Learn the basics of energizing yoga movements taught by Heidi Suraci at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Tea will be served after class. Intermediate/level 2 Yoga. Call (330) 740-7116 to register. Fee: $54.Nov. 3: 10 a.m. Health and Wellness Walk. Experience the benefits of walking including strengthening muscles, and bones, improving cardiovascular function, and relieving stress. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Easy rating, 2 or 4 miles.Nov. 4: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ground Covers in the Landscape. There's more to ground covers than English ivy and pachysandra! This class will highlight many interesting options for the spaces in your landscape to set off your favorite plants. Call (330) 740-7116 to register. Fee: $8 R, $11, NR.Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9, and 16: 8:30-10 a.m. Yoga in the Gardens. Learning the basics of energizing yoga movements taught by Heidi Suraci. Tea will be served after class. Gentle Yoga/level 1. Call (330) 740-7116 to register. Fee: $54.Nov. 5 and 6: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7: noon-5 p.m. Shop in the Gardens Holiday Open House. The shop will be arrayed in all its holiday finery. Enjoy this opportunity to purchase unique gifts from our expanded line of jewelry and accessories, and shop for beautiful home decor items to deck your halls. Taste our Rothschild products and register for a special drawing.Nov. 7: 2 p.m. Rock (and Roll!) Hike. Today will be a special treat for all "rock" lovers starting with an afternoon hike led by Ray Beiersdorfer, Youngstown State University, professor of geology. Afterward, John Turk, professor in YSU's Dana School of Music, will present an indoor program on the history of rock and roll. Yellow Creek Park. Moderate difficulty with hills, 1.5 miles.Nov. 9: 6:30-8 p.m., A Favorite Fern. Did you know that ferns grow from spores, not seeds? Children ages 6 and up will learn interesting facts. Each child will paint a fern pot and plant a fern to take home. Call (330) 740-7116 to register. Fee: $9.Nov. 11: 10, 10:45 or 11:30 a.m. Tales for Twos: Chipmunk Time! It's time to gather nuts for the long, cold winter ahead. Learn about the tiny chipmunk through a story, craft, and creative role playing. Call (330) 740-7107.Nov. 12: 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m. Nov. 13: 11 a.m.-noon. Corn Husk Dolls and Johnnycake. Celebrate the holiday season using the special vegetable included in many Thanksgiving feasts-corn. Preschoolers ages 3-5 with their favorite adults will sample cornbread and listen to a story. Each child will make a cornhusk doll. Call (330) 740-7116 to register. Fee: $4.Nov. 14: 2 p.m. Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society. An overview of growing dahlias will be presented at this month's meeting of the Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society. Call (330) 740-7116 to register.Nov. 14: 2 p.m. A to Z Hike. Join in this alphabet hike through the Mill Creek Gorge hunting for natural items from A to Z. Meet at Lanterman's Mill. Moderate difficulty, 2 miles.
Nov. 17: 10 a.m. Health and Wellness Walk. Experience the benefits of walking including strengthening muscles, and bones, improving cardiovascular function, and relieving stress. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 4 miles.Nov. 19: 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Preschool Nature Hour: Mousekin's Thanksgiving. Who stole Mousekin's berries and seeds? Preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents will find out as they enjoy a story and activities focused on the white-footed mouse. Call (330) 740-7107 to register. Fee: $2 R, $3 NR.Nov. 19: 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfast Botany. Start your morning with a brisk walk in the Gardens to admire plants belonging to the pea family such as the redbud tree. Return to the Garden Cafe to learn more while enjoying a light breakfast. Call (330)740-7116 to register. Fee: $6 R, $8 NR.Nov. 20: 10 a.m. Preschool Nature Hour: Mousekin's Thanksgiving. Who stole Mousekin's berries and seeds? Preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents will find out as they enjoy a story and activities focused on the white-footed mouse. Call (330) 740-7107 to register. Fee: $2 R, $3 NR.Nov. 21: 2 p.m. Twig Detective. Can you identify a leafless tree? Become a twig detective. Branches and buds will be used to help identify the tree. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty with hills and steps, 2 miles.Nov. 23: 7 p.m. Audubon Society Mahoning Valley. Would you like to participate in Citizen Science projects to help scientists study bird populations? Dr. Courtenay Willis, YSU professor of ornithology, and Carol Babyak,Trumbull County Christmas Bird Count coordinator, will explain how collecting information for these projects can be fun and useful. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. Held at the MetroParks Farm.Nov. 23: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Autumn Rose Arrangement. Lemon leaves, eucalyptus berries and hypericum share the limelight with autumn-hued roses in this Thanksgiving centerpiece. Dolly Vivalo will instruct on the step-by-step design of this stunning fresh flower arrangement placed in a unique leaf vase. Call (330) 740-7116 to register.Nov. 27 and 28: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill. Lanterman's Mill will be dressed in holiday finery for Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill. You can taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, give Santa your wish list, purchase unique gifts, and be entertained by a juggler and fine musicians including a bagpiper. For more information, call (330) 740-7107.Nov. 30: Deadline for entries for the Gingerbread Village. Be a part of the holiday displays in the Davis Center and enter your gingerbread project inspired by this year's holiday theme, winter gardens. Take advantage of this perfect opportunity for your family or group to have fun and to be imaginative! Call (330) 740-7116 to register and for construction details.
EXHIBITS:
Fellows Riverside Gardens, Davis Education and Visitor Center. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.Through Nov. 28, Weller Gallery: John Wilkinson's Trees. Exquisite watercolors of trees by British artist John Wilkinson are on loan from the collection of the Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.Through December, Melnick Museum: Lake Glacier -- 100 Years. Relive the history of the Lake Glacier through photographs, and see how this lake has provided years of seasonal enjoyment for Valley residents.
HIKE FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!
Join in the series of escorted walks and hike for your health while experiencing the beauty of the MetroParks. You'll receive a "Hike for the Health of It" pin after participating in 3 hikes, a logo T-shirt after 10 hikes, and a handcrafted walking stick after 20 hikes. Get on your way, step by step, to a great new habit.

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