Sprout Club

Sprout Club

When: Today, 1-2 p.m.

What: Join the Sprout Club this winter to learn about the amazing world of plants.

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

Cost: $7/class, $15/series.

Details: For ages 3-5, plus adult.

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Coffee With the Birds

When: Saturday, 8-8:45 a.m. or 8:45-9:30 a.m.

What: This is the weekend of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Watch our feathered friends at our feeders with Jeff Harvey.

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

Cost: Free

Details: Register at Ford Nature Center by Friday. Bring your favorite mug. Space Limited.

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

Twice Loved Book Sale

When: Saturday and Feb. 25, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

What: Peruse the tables in the Antonucci Horticulture Library for much loved books on gardening, cooking, crafts, and nature.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: Free admission

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Quarries of Mill Creek Park

When: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

What: What U.S. president invested in Bears Den Quarry? Learn about the stone quarries of Mill Creek Park with Bob Coggeshall. A hike to several quarries will follow.

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

Cost: Free

Details: Moderate difficulty, 3 miles.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-710.

Jewels of Winter

When: Through March 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

What: Find the spirit of the tropics within the Davis Center as you observe orchids on display.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Winter Survival Skills

When: Feb. 24, 1-3 p.m.

What: Learn some survival skills for the winter season with Naturalist Bill Gilmour. Begin with fire starters, then learn other skills ranging from primitive survival to preplanned emergency items.

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

Cost: $2 for Mahoning County residents, $3, NR.

Details: Register/pay at Fellows Riverside Gardens by next Thursday.

Info: Call MetroParks Farm at 330-533-7572.

Master Gardener Volunteer Training

When: March 22 through May

What: Master gardener volunteer training. Covers everything from herbs and vegetables to insects and plant botany. Volunteers help with community programs and clinics. Volunteer service hours required after training is completed.

Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more.

Details: Registration deadline by next Thursday. Visit http://go.osu.edu/2018training to apply.

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