When: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

What: Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens Spring Plant Sale

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

Details: A large selection of unique, high-quality plants awaits at the annual sale. Browse an array of annuals, perennials, roses, non-GMO vegetables, herbs, and aquatic plants (new this year). The perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts and even get advice and gardening tips from experts. Members receive 10 percent discount on purchase.

Info: 330-740-7116


When: Saturday and May 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

What: Join the friends at Packard Park Greenhouse in Warren to check out the heirloom tomatoes, peppers, vegetables and more at their annual Greenhouse Consortium Plant Sale.

Contact: Pat Fuller, director 330-372-3889.


When: Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

What : Celebrate not only Mother’s Day but also International Migratory Bird Day. Make a hummingbird feeder, learn about for hummingbirds, and also learn how to help with hummingbird research using the Hummingbirds @ Home app by the Audubon Society.

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

Cost: Free.

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


When: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

What: Participants will build their own small plant press and then go into the field to identify and collect small leaves or flowers. The press will be approximately 4-by-6 inches and is reusable. Materials will be provided. Registration is required. Limit 12 registrants. Register by Friday.

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

Cost: Free

Contact: 330-823-7487 or naturecenter@mountunion.edu


When: May 19, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

What: Join Jeff Harvey to look and listen for the birds of spring. Space is limited, registration required. Boots required. Moderate, 1.25 miles.

Where: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 2650 West Calla Road, Beaver Township.

Cost: Free

Details: Register at Ford Nature Center by May 17.

Info: Call FNC at 330-740-7107.


When: May 21, 9:30 a.m.-noon

What: Join the Master Gardener Volunteers for their May Coffee Series program on how to choose and prepare a site, selecting plants and maintaining a prairie garden as part of your landscape.

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

Cost: $15 per person.

Details: http://go.osu.edu/prairie

Info: Call 330-533-5538

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