Winter Night Hike

Winter Night Hike

When: Today, 7 to 9 p.m.

What: Celebrate one of the longest nights of the year by joining us for a walk through the woods under a full moon. A self-guided luminary walk and a guided night hike are available to participants of all ages. Upon return to the visitor’s center, warm up with hot beverages and a crackling fire.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva.

Info: Call 330-823-7487 or visit


When: Today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: The 2019 Nature Photography Exhibit will be displayed from Jan. 19 to March 24 in the Weller Gallery of the Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Original photos accepted for: Wild Animals, Wild Scenes, Plants – Wild or Not, Nature with a Human Touch, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Monochrome, and Young Photographers.

Details: Download application from Submit photos and entry fees until Jan. 6 at Ford Nature Center.

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

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

Info: Call 330-740-7107.

Winter Scavenger Hunt

When: Wednesday- Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: Enjoy a winter scavenger hunt with the family. Stop by Ford Nature Center to pick up your list, then go outside to track down nature’s hidden treasures.

Where: Ford Nature Center.

Details: Bring your camera or phone to document your findings. (Inside hunt also available.)

Info: 330-740-7107

Picture Perfect

When: Jan. 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

What: The nature center’s photo contest organizer and a photography judge will give you the basic information, tips and tricks to entering photos in local photography shows.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center.

Details: Register by Jan. 18.

Info: Visit or or call 330-823-7487.

Starting Seeds

When: Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon

What: A good start to life is key to the success of any plant, so join us to learn how to start those seeds with Peg Zeleznik, master gardener volunteer.

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

Cost: $15 per person includes refreshments, handouts and giveaways.

Details: Register ASAP. Seating is limited.

Contact: Call 330-533-5538.

Men’s Garden Club

When: Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: The club’s winter seminar – A Gardening Potpourri – features a mix of gardening topics. Scott Zanon, Irvin Etienne and Louis Raymond are the keynote speakers.

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

Info: Email, call 330-402-2700 or visit

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