Thursday, August 2, 2018
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.
Info: Call 330-740-7116
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
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.
Details: Visit http://go.osu.edu/localflavor2018
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.
Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/moreapples 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://go.osu.edu/insectsuccess or call 330-533-5538 to register.