Firefly Hike

Firefly Hike

When: Friday, 7:30-9 p.m.

What: Enjoy a summer evening looking for these bioluminescent beetles with naturalist Marilyn Williams on a hike along Mindy Henning Memorial Trail.

Where: Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.

Details: Moderate difficulty, 2.5 miles.

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

Then & Now Guided Garden Tours

When: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

What: Fellows Riverside Gardens is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary this year. In 1958, Elizabeth Fellows donated her family’s property to the Youngstown Township Park District, now Mill Creek MetroParks. Join a garden guide on a stroll through the gardens.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Bug Day

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

What: Do bugs send shivers up your spine? Then bring the family out to see how much fun minibeasts can be. Kids can earn a “Master of Bugology” diploma.

Where: MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield

Cost: Free

Details: Held rain or shine.

Info: Call 330-740-7107

Community Garden & Orchard

When: Monday, 6 p.m.

What: Join OSU Extension staff, master gardener volunteers and community garden leaders to explore the new Healing Garden, the orchard and the many other designed spaces at this garden.

Where: 420 Clearmount, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Details: Visit

Info: 330-533-5538

Canning & Preservation: Drying Apples

When: Next Thursday, 1-4 p.m.

What: Join Beth Stefura to learn best practices for drying apples for year-round use. Master gardeners Bob Eister and Mike Beaudis will share tips for success in the home orchard.

Where: Mahoning County Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield.

Cost: $15

Info: Visit or call 330-533-5538.

2018 School Food Service Conference

When: Aug. 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What: Learn how to reduce food plate waste, marketing trends, branding for success and more.

Where: Mineral Ridge High School, 1334 Seaborn St.

Details: Continuing education credits offered.

Info: Visit or call 330-533-5538.

Insects In Your Garden

When: Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

What: Join Nancy Wloch to learn more about the role insects can have in garden success.

Where: Extension Office

Cost: $15 includes refreshments and handouts

Details: Visit or call 330-533-5538 to register.

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