Tales for Tots: Mice!

When: Today, 10 a.m. to noon.

What: You hear a small squeak, who could it be? Two- and 3-year-olds will learn about mice through storytelling and a fun holiday craft.

Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Details: Cost is $2 for members, $3 for the public. Call the center to pre- register/pay, 330-740-7107.

Winter Celebration: A Garden Conservatory

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: Showcases holiday color and festivities with floral displays and decorated trees in a specially built conservatory. Bring the kids to walk through our greenhouse and take home a new plant friend.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Winter Bird Survey

When: Dec. 15, 1 to 4 p.m.

What: Participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to survey the feeders and trails for winter birds. All data collected will be submitted to to further our knowledge of which birds reside at the Nature Center for the winter.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, Minerva.

Details: Register by Dec. 13.

Info: Call 330 823-7487

Winter Nights in the Gardens

When: Sundays, Dec. 15, 22, 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

What: Stroll along a mile of garden paths, enjoy the festivities of Winter Celebration during extended evening hours at the gardens, with cookies, hot cocoa, entertainment and more. Support Second Harvest Food Bank with donation of nonperishable food item.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: 330-740-7116

Sunlight (Ages 3-5)

When: Dec. 19, 1 to 2 p.m., and Dec. 21, 11 a.m. to noon.

What: Let’s celebrate sunshine. Children and a caregiver learn about how the sun warms the earth and makes plants grow. A sunny snack, story and art will complete the day.

Cost: $6; FFRG member, $4.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: 330-740-7116

Breakfast Botany: Fir

When: Dec. 20, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

What: Start your morning with a brisk walk to see plants growing in the gardens with Keith Kaiser. Return to Garden Cafe to enjoy a light breakfast and hear interesting facts about fir trees.

Fee: $9; FFRG member, $7.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: 330-740-7116

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