Family Tour Thursdays

Family Tour Thursdays

When: Today, 10-11:30 a.m.

What: Explore the MetroParks Farm with a tour guide, including a visit to our playroom, a tractor-wagon ride and visit to the barns.

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

Cost: Free

Details: Bring a snack or lunch and enjoy our picnic area after your tour. Space limited; registration required.

Info: Call the farm at 330-533-7572.

Tales for Tots - Sunny Sunflowers

When: Friday, 10-11 a.m.

What: Join us as we discover the big, beautiful flowers that remind us of sunny summer days.

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

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

Details: For kids age 2 to 3, plus adult. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center.

Info: Call the nature center at 330-740-7107.

Birding the Sanctuary

When: Saturday, 8-9:30 a.m.

What: Enjoy an early morning bird walk with Jeff Harvey looking and listening to the birds of summer.

Where: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 2650 West Calla Road, Beaver Township.

Details: Space limited; registration required. Boots required. Moderate difficulty, 1.25 miles. Register at Ford Nature Center by today.

Cost: Free

Info: Call the nature center at 330-740-7107.

“Then & Now” Guided Garden Tours

When: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

What: Sixty years ago, in 1958, Elizabeth Fellows donated her family’s property to the Youngstown Township Park District, now Mill Creek MetroParks. She wanted Fellows Riverside Gardens to be a place of beauty, to be enjoyed by all. Join a garden guide to learn what it looked like then and the way it looks today.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Traveling Naturalist

When: Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

What: Chat with naturalist Marilyn Williams at historic Lanterman’s Mill and the beautiful Mill Creek Gorge about the wildlife that call this area home.

Where: The mill, 1001 Canfield Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

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

Fall Wreath

When: Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

What: Create a autumn-themed wreath under the guidance of Judy Stanislaw.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $22 Mahoning County residents; $20, Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Horticulture Show

When: Aug. 25 and 26

What: Adults and kids are encouraged to submit entries of veggies, annuals, perennials, fruits, roses from 7-10 a.m. Saturday.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Details: Cash prizes and ribbons for winners.

Info: Visit

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