annual Winter Seminar

annual Winter Seminar

When: Feb. 17, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

What: Think Big, Think Small, Think FallTastic is presented by the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown and Mill Creek MetroParks.

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

Details: Visit to register and for information.


When: Tuesdays Feb. 27, March 20, April 17 and 24, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

What: The winter course – Indoor Gardening – gives the home gardener the knowledge and skill to select plants and to successfully cultivate your home landscape.

Details: Topics are: Houseplant care (Feb. 27); Bromeliads/Festive flowers & foliage (March 20); Cultivating orchids (April 17); The Fascinating World of Succulents/Terrariums (April 24).

Info: Call 330-740-7116 or visit

Hand Feed a Chickadee

When: Saturday, 9-11 a.m.

What: Black-capped chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand – especially if you tempt them with food. We’ll provide the birdseed if you provide the hands.

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

Cost: Free

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

Book Discussion

When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

What: “Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild.” In this work, vivid descriptions of the Boundary Waters region are interspersed with the author’s observations on the relationship of humans to wilderness. Read and enjoy the essays, then join our discussion to share your thoughts about the book.

Where: Ford Nature Center

Cost: Free

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

Father/Daughter Game Night

When: Saturday, 5-7 p.m.

What: Girls and their favorite “father figure” are invited to enjoy a roaring fire, a fun evening of board games, hot chocolate and snacks.

Where: Pioneer Pavilion, 876 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Cost: $3 for Mahoning County residents, $5 NR.

Details: Every girl must have a “father figure” present. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by today.

Jr. OCVN Training

When: Monday, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 5 and March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and March 31, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What: The Junior Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program will expose students to relevant natural resource skills and knowledge through training, monthly meetings and volunteer opportunities through OSU Extension and Mill Creek MetroParks.

Where: Various Metroparks locations

Eligibility: Ninth grade and up.

Register: Call Mahoning County OSU Extension Office at 330-533-5538

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