MCCTC Horticulture Autumn Open House

MCCTC Horticulture Autumn Open House

When: Today, Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What: Nice selection of fall silk designs. Quality pieces created by students, reasonably priced.

Info: Stop in or call 330-729-4000, ext. 1671.

Children’s Nature Hour

What: Scat? What’s That?

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

Details: Everything, including animal droppings, has a place in nature. Kids age 3–6 will have fun learning about this silly subject.

Where: 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Info: Preregistration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. Call 330-740-7107.

Birding the Sanctuary

When: Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m.

What: Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead a walk at Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre park district property closed to the public.

Details: Because of parking limitations, reservations must be made. Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107 by 5 p.m. Friday. No walk-ins will be permitted.

Project FeederWatch

When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

What: This winterlong survey of birds that visit bird feeders in North America provides data that help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. Participate at the Nature Center or at home.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva.

Info: 330-823-7487 or

Bountiful Harvest

When: Nov. 21, 1 to 2 p.m.; Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to noon.

What: Preschoolers age 3-5 and a caregiver can learn about a few of the vegetables and fruits harvested and eaten at the first Thanksgiving and create a cornucopia using some of those foods. Snack and story included.

Fee: $8; FFRG member $6.

Details: Preregistration required; call 330-740-7116 for more information or to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Breakfast Botany

When: Nov. 22, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

What: Start your morning with a brisk walk to see plants growing at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Return to the Garden Cafe to enjoy a light breakfast and hear interesting facts about arborvitae.

Where: 23 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Fee: $9, FFRG member, $7.

Details: To register, call 330-740-7116.

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