The Awakening Moon

The Awakening Moon

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

What: Although astronomical winter won’t end for three weeks, today marks the beginning of meteorological spring. Commemorate the latter by walking Mill Creek’s Gorge. Moderate, 2 miles.

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

Cost: Free

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

Pig Day Celebration

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon

What: Annually March 1 is National Pig Day. We will recognize these porkers today with a special Pig Day celebration filled with story, crafts and other pig-related fun. Visit Penelope our pot-belly pig here at the MetroParks Farm.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Call the farm, 330-533-7572

Sugar Shack Shindig

When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

What: In 1951, the park planted a grove of maple trees. The Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association saw the potential and started a maple project in 2013. Come out to its Sugar Shack to see what it takes to make our favorite sugary breakfast treat.

Where: Sugar Shack near the Morley Pavilion, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

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

Woodpecker Walk

When: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

What: Join naturalist Arika Preas on a hike in Hitchcock Woods as we look for these powerful birds. Moderate, 2 miles.

Where: Hitchcock Woods, 8156 Deerpath Drive, Boardman.

Cost: Free

Info: Call Ford Nature Center

Jewels of Winter

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

What: Orchids are the jewels of the plant world, full of color. Let them dazzle you with their brilliance and splendor. Bring your camera as there will be plenty of amazing flowers to photograph.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Recreational Hike

When: March 7, 9 a.m.

What: Join our volunteer-led recreational hike and walk at your own pace. Easy 2 or 4 miles.

Where: Kiosk at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield.

Cost: Free

Info: Call Ford Nature Center

Garden Art

When: March 12, 1-3 p.m.

What: Learn how easy it is to bring some of that sunshine into your winter days. We will cover at least three methods on how to press flowers as well as the best flowers for pressing. Participants will make three simple cards, bookmarks or table lanterns using pressed flowers.

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

Cost: $20 per person

Details: Register ASAP. Seating is limited.

Info: Call 330-533-5538 to reserve your seat.

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