Summer Solstice Stroll

Summer Solstice Stroll

When: Today, 5 to 7 p.m.

What: The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year. Enjoy the extra daylight by strolling through Vickers Nature Preserve with naturalist Nick Parish. Moderate, 3 miles.

Where: Vickers Nature Preserve, 9260 Akron-Canfield Road, Ellsworth.

Cost: Free

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

Botanical mornings

When: Friday, 9 to 10 a.m.

What: Discover the progress of seasons at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

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

Cost: $5

Info: 330-740-7116

Summer Evening hike

When: Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m.

What: Enjoy the new season with an evening hike looking and listening to the sights and sounds of nature with Naturalist Marilyn Williams. Moderate, 1.75 miles.

Where: Morley Pavilion parking lot on Bear’s Den Drive, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

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

Relax, restore, Renew

When: Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m.

What: Treat yourself to a Saturday morning escape in one of the most beautiful spots in Mill Creek Park. Join Heidi Suraci for a retreat of well-being that combines yoga, breathing meditation and healing touch. Relax and restore before you head out onto the trails, or after you have gone for your morning adventure. All levels welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Program takes place outside, rain or shine. Drop-ins welcome.

Where: Lanterman’s Mill, 1001 Canfield Road, Youngstown.

Cost: $15 per class

Drawing in the Gardens

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

What: Enjoy drawing selections of flowers and plants using any medium of choice. Marianne Hilke will guide you through the process and work one on one with students.

Supplies required: Graphite drawing pencils or any other drawing medium of choice, kneaded and white drafting eraser, good quality drawing paper.

Register: Deadline is Friday.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $28; Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, $26

Community Garden Tour

When: Monday, 6-7:30 p.m.

What: Check out one of the newest urban orchards and the community vegetable gardens.

Where: St. Pat’s Community Garden & Orchard, 1420 Oak Hill Ave, Youngstown.

Questions: 330-533-5538


When: Tuesday, 6-7:30pm

What: Join Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension’s pollinator guru, to learn the best plants for pollinators, how to identify different pollinators and doing your part for pollinator habitat.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens


Register: 330-533-5538

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