Sprout Club

Sprout Club

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.

Cost: Free

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.

Cost: Free

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.

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