Programs

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T'ai Chi Step One in the Gardens

Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises, instruction of selected movements and narrated practice of a classic Chen T'ai Chi form. Register online or call 330.740.7116 ext230. Walk-ins welcome. $12/class
Wednesday, Jan. 3-Dec. 18, Noon -1 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Radius Program Classroom

Yoga in the Gardens

Elevate your yoga practice and discover a healthier you with Marina. All levels are welcome to join. Don't forget to bring your mat and a small blanket for ultimate comfort during the session. Invest in yourself for just $15 per class. Let's find balance together! To secure your spot, register and pay online or call 330.740.7116 ext. 230. Walk-ins are also welcome! NO CLASSES ON JULY 4TH, OCTOBER 22nd 24th & NOVEMBER 28.
Tuesday, Thursday, Jan. 9-Dec. 19, 9:30-11 am
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Radius Program Classroom

Yoga Basics Course

Release physical and mental tensions while gradually improving strength & flexibility. Gentle but thorough classes guided by experienced instructor Karres Cvetkovich. register online or call 330.740.7116 ext230. $96-8 week course.
Sunday, Mar. 10-Apr. 28, 9:15-10:30 am
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Radius Program Classroom

T'ai Chi Basics for Beginners Course

Learn this classic art of energy balancing while developing coordination, flexibility and leg strength. Designed for beginners, this course includes warm-ups, breathing exercises and the first steps of a classic T'ai Chi form. Learn to flow through your day feeling centered and attuned!Register online or call 330.740.7116 ext230. course $120
Thursday, Mar. 14-May 16, Noon -1 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Radius Program Classroom

A Walk Through the Park

Mill Creek MetroParks presents A Walk Through the Park showcasing works from local artist Thomas Sewickley. The exhibit will feature works of Mill Creek MetroParks in a single, passing moment in time by using soft pastels on sandpaper using a heavy color palette to add energy and to manipulate temperature and contrast. Sewickley chooses sandpaper as his canvas as it allows multiple layers of pigment to be laid down creating a more painterly surface. This free exhibit will be displayed April 6, 2024, through July 7, 2024, within the Weller Gallery inside the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens, during normal operating hours of Tuesdays - Sundays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Mondays. The artist with a special meet and greet opportunity on June 1st from 2pm to 4pm in the Weller Gallery. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Thomas Sewickley is a lifelong area resident, raised on the North side of Youngstown. Sewickley attended St. Edwards School and Ursuline High School later going on to attend Youngstown State University to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree along with a Master of Arts (MA) in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University. Sewickley is currently the Digital Art Technologies (Computer Animation, 2D and 3D Design, Photoshop) teacher at Warren G. Harding High School and has been employed at the district for 28 years. He is married and has two adult children.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Apr. 6-Jul. 7, 10 am-5 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Weller Gallery

Nature Reads: Flight Paths

Ages 16+. Join us for our Nature Reads Book Club. How did scientists solve the great mystery of bird migration? Read Rebecca Heisman's enthralling narrative of human ingenuity and the natural wonders it uncovered in Flight Paths and join our book discussion to share your thoughts. Registration required. Register by 4/14, online or call 330.740.7107 ext. 129. Free.
Tuesday, April 16, 6-7 pm
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom A
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom B

Forest Babies PROGRAM FULL

Join Park staff for Forest Babies, a program for your youngest ones, ages 1-3 years old. We will explore the trails at Ford Nature Center and create a simple nature craft. Please be sure you and your little one are dressed for the weather as this program will include outdoor nature time. Register both you and your child by 4/15, online or call 330-740-7107 x 129. No pets. Free.
Wednesday, April 17, 10-11 am
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom A

The Backyard Conservation Lecture Series - Strategies for Site Prep & Planting Methods

Join Gary Davenport, Project Coordinator for the Mahoning County Land Bank, and Zack Felger, Outreach & Education Specialist for the Mahoning County Soil and Water Conservation District, in an informative seminar exploring the wonders of the Ohio River watershed's native plants! Throughout this lecture series, participants will discover the benefits of native plants for both people and wildlife featuring insight from diverse guest speakers and experts in the fields of native plants and environmental restoration. Gain insights on cultivating native plants on your property, explore their diverse applications, and learn about grassroots backyard conservation efforts. Participants will receive complimentary milkweed seeds to start your own native plant garden. Embrace this opportunity to celebrate native plants and engage in environmental stewardship with us! Register/pay by 4/15, online or call 330.740.7107 x 129. $5
Wednesday, April 17, 6-7 pm
MetroParks Farm: McMahon Hall

Sprout Club - Busy as a Beaver

Ages 3-5; plus adult. Join Sprout Club for fun and hands-on activities learning all about beavers. Meet at Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Rd. Register/pay by 4/16, online or call 330.740.7107 x 129. $7
Thursday, April 18, 1-2 pm
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom A

Park Wanderings

Join Educator Miss Lynn for Park Wanderings, a leisurely stroll at different Park locations. This month let's wander on the Cohasset Express Trolley to Daffodil Meadow. Meet at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Limited seating. Dress for the weather as the trolley has no heat. Register/pay by 4/17, online or call 330.740.7107 x 129. No walk-ins. No pets. $5
Friday, April 19, 9-10 am
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Special -Trolley
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