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, Jan. 14-Mar. 3, 9:15-10:30 am
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Radius Program Classroom

A Brush With Nature

Mill Creek MetroParks is delighted to welcome The Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society to the Weller Gallery. The exhibit will feature 31 local artists who create with watercolor. The MVWS was founded in 1982 by eleven area artists with a goal to encourage local watercolor painters. The Society provides watercolorists with a place to share work, to learn more about watercolor techniques, and to receive information regarding watercolor-related events in the community. The MVWS artist group includes beginners, as well as professional artists, who teach and show their work internationally.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Jan. 26-Mar. 31, 10 am-5 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Weller Gallery

"Winter Talks" Series - Winter Sky-Talk

The Ford Nature Center "Winter Talks" series presents a Winter Sky-Talk with YSU Planetarium Engineer Curt Spivey. Learn about the current night sky including a preview of upcoming astronomical events. Join us in the warmth and bright lights of our Education Building for this celestial program. Registration required. Register by 2/21 online or call 330-740-7107 x 129. Adults 16+ years and older. Free.
Friday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 pm
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom A
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom B

Little Tree Huggers' Club

Ages 6-9 with an adult. Participants will learn about nature, explore award-winning literature, and create a mixed-media canvas art project to take home. Wear old clothes that can get some paint on them. This is a two-hour program and is not developmentally appropriate for children younger than 6. One adult per registered child due to space constraints. Meet at Ford Nature Center - Classroom B. Registration required. Register/pay by 2/22, online or call 330-740-7107 x 129. No walk ins. $15 per child; adults are free.
Saturday, February 24, 10 am-Noon
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom A
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom B

February Full Moon Hike PROGRAM FULL

Join Park staff for a hike under the February Full Snow Moon. Meet at Pioneer Pavilion. Be prepared for a moderate 2-mile hike to the Lily Pond and back. Please bring a flashlight if you have one. (A limited number of small flashlights will be available.) Register/pay by 2/22, online or call 330.740.7107 ext. 129. No walk-ins. No pets. $3
Saturday, February 24, 6-7:30 pm
Mill Creek Park: Pioneer Pavilion

Critter Tales -- Turtles

Ages 3-6, plus adult. Come and learn about the red-footed tortoise with a Park Educator. Story time and hands-on activities are part of the fun. Register/pay online by 2/26 or call 330.740.7107 ext. 129. $7
Wednesday, February 28, 11 am-Noon
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom B

MetroMutts Memberships

Join our 12 month MetroMutts program where we will have an organized hike or activity each month. Every member will receive a drawstring bag, water bottle, dog bowl, dog waste bag holder, and window sticker. Family membership includes immediate family and up to 3 dogs for $40.00. Additional dog or person is $5.00. Individual membership includes one dog and one person for $30.00. Call Wick Recreation 330.740.7114 with any questions.
Thursday, February 29, Noon-Midnight
Various Park Locations

"Winter Talks" - the History & Geology of Lanterman's Mill

The Ford Nature Center "Winter Talks" series is featuring The History and Geology of Lanterman's Mill, a 90-minute program led by Mill Manager, Eric Simione, and YSU Geology Professor, Diana Alexander. Join us in the warmth and bright lights of our Education Building for an evening of fascinating information about this most iconic Youngstown landmark. Registration required. Register by 2/28, online or call 330-740-7107, x 129. Adults 16+ older. Free.
Friday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 pm
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom A
Mill Creek Park: FNC Education Classroom B
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