The Snow Moon

The Snow Moon

When: Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.

What: Welcome in the new year with the first full moon of 2018. As a treat, we’ll walk through Fellows Riverside Gardens’ outdoor holiday light display, turned on especially for us.

Where: Calvary Run parking area (near Lake Glacier Boathouse).

Info: 330-740-7107

Men’s Garden Club Talk

When: Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.

What: The garden club invites you to attend their general meeting which includes topics by local and regional speakers on horticulture and nature.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Details: Drop-in.

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Hand-Feed a Chickadee

When: Jan. 6, 9-11 a.m.

What: Black-capped chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand – especially if you tempt them with food.

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

Details: We’ll provide the birdseed if you provide the hands.

Info: Call 330-740-7107.

Tales for Tots

When: Jan. 12, 10-11a.m.

What: When it starts to snow what do animals do? Where do they go? Find out through story, craft and outdoor discovery.

Where: Birch Hill Cabin, at the end of McCollum Road, Youngstown.

Cost: $4 for Mahoning County residents, $6 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Details: For kids age 2 to 3, plus adult. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Jan. 10.

Info: Call the Nature Center at 330-740-7107.


When: Jan. 18, 1-2 p.m.

What: Learn about the amazing world of plants.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $7 per class, $15 for the series

Details: For age 3-5, plus adult.

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

OCVN Training

When: Jan. 19 through May 19

What: The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training program promotes awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources through science-based education and community service.

When: Two Mondays per month and three Saturdays during winter.

Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more.

Questions: 330-533-5538

Details: Those trained are paired with parks, nature enters and other locations for volunteer service. For applications, visit

Master Gardener Volunteer Training

When: March 14 through May.

What: Training covers herbs and vegetables to insects and plant botany. Volunteers help with community programs and clinics, including teaching programs throughout Mahoning County.

Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more

Details: Volunteer service hours required after training completed. For applications, visit

Info: Call 330-533-5538

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