When: Today, 1 to 2 p.m.
What: Learn about the amazing world of plants with topics that include symbols of Ohio, wheat, The Little Red Hen and pasta.
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown
Details: For age 3 to 5, plus adult. Each class includes an activity and snack. Attend all 3 and receive a plant-related prize.
Cost: $15/series; $7/class
Early Summer Morning Kayak
When: Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m.
What: Savor the quiet of early morning on the water paddling around scenic Lake Newport and wetlands.
Where: East Newport Boat Launch, East Newport Drive, Youngstown.
Cost: $12 Mahoning County residents, $15 NR. Additional fee after deadline.
Details: Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Friday. Age restrictions apply.
Info: Call the nature center at 330-740-7107
Better Photos: Historic bridges, structures
When: Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
What: Learn how to use your wide angle lens and other camera features as we focus on historic park bridges and structures.
Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.
Details: Moderate difficulty, 3 miles.
Info: Call nature center at 330-740-7107
When: Monday, 6 to 8 p.m.
What: Tour of Urban Farms & Community Gardens.
Where: Chaney High School/Rayen Early College, 731 S. Hazelwood Ave.
Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/localflavor2017 or call 330-533-5538.
Landscape Pruning Clinic
When: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon
What: Learn to prune for maximum flower potential, disease reduction, regeneration and shape.
Where: 8270 Raupp Ave., Boardman.
Cost: $20; includes pair of pruners.
Details: Visit http://go.osu.edu/summerprune
Info: Call 330-533-5538
Garden Art: Alcohol Ink Tiles
When: July 31, 1 to 3 p.m.
What: Join our experts to make decorative tiles for your patio and garden.
Where: OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St, Canfield.
Cost: $20 per person.
Details: Register by calling 330-533-5538
Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/inktiles
Picnic in the Park Trolley
When: July 28, 1 to 4 p.m.
What: Enjoy an afternoon excursion of Mill Creek MetroParks with a special stop for a picnic.
Where: Meet at Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road.
Cost: $14, Mahoning County residents; $17 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over, $12, residents,$15,non-residents.
Details: Register/pay by Tuesday at the nature center
Info: Call the center at 330-740-7107.