Star Party


Star Party

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

What: The Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society and MetroParks’ Recreation Department invite you to a “star party.” View the beauty of the night sky through high-powered telescopes. Galaxies, star clusters, double stars, nebulae and Jupiter will be in sight.

Where: MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.

Cost: Free

Details: Register by Wednesday.

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

Tales for Tots Baby Farm Animals

When: April 13, 10-11 a.m.

What: It’s Spring. Learn about and meet the new baby animals at the farm.

Where: MetroParks Farm.

Cost: $4 for Mahoning County residents, $6 NR.

Details: For kids age 2 to 3 plus adult. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by calling 330-740-7107.

Children’s Nature Hour: When Spring Comes

When: Next Thursday, 10-11 a.m.

What: Come discover Spring with us.

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

Cost: $4, county residents; $6, NR.

Details: For age 3-5, plus adult. Register/pay by Tuesday by calling 330-740-7107.

Naturalist Series: Ice Age Ohio

When: April 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

What: Join Dale Gnidovec from Ohio State University’s Orton Geological Museum to discover Ice Age Ohio.

Where: MetroParks Farm

Details: Registration requested, not required, at Fellows Riverside Gardens by April 13. Call 330-740-7116 or 330-533-5538.

Spring Horticulture Seminar

When: April 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

What: Join us for our Spring Gardening Workshop to learn how to beautify and improve your garden throughout the year. A keynote address on “Making Native Plants a Part of a Beautiful Garden,” plus 12 breakout sessions, will be offered, including two make-and-take sessions to choose from.

Where: Canfield Fairgrounds

Cost: $40, includes catered lunch and handouts from all 13 sessions.

Details: Register at http://go.osu.edu/springintoaction or by calling 330-533-5538.

Spring Wildflower Walk

When: April 15, 2-4 p.m.

What: Join Naturalist Arika Preas and look for the beauty of spring.

Where: Vickers Nature Preserve, Akron-Canfield Road, Ellsworth Township.

Cost: Free

Details: Moderate difficulty, 2 miles.

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

Coffee Series

When: April 16, 10 a.m.-noon

What: Help turn your garden or outdoor landscape into a work of art. Learn how to repurpose everyday items.

Where: OSU Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield.

Cost: $15 per person

Details: Register by calling 330-533-5538.

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