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A Love Affair With Nature

Mill Creek MetroParks is delighted to welcome Tom Harwood to the Weller Gallery. The artist has selected works featuring the relationships between light and color in landscape paintings. The result is a feast for the viewer, in watercolors and oils. As they are drawn into each painting, the viewer must decide whether they would open the gate, enter the clearing, or walk down the path.
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct. 17-Jan. 9, 10 am-5 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Weller Gallery

Recreational Hikes

12/8 | 9 - 10 am Meet at Newport Wetlands Parking Lot on West Newport Drive. Moderate 1 or 3 miles
Wednesday, December 8, 9-10 am
Newport Wetlands Parking Lot

Winter Celebration Holiday Tree Afterhours Photo Op

Want to avoid the crowds? Join our afterhours photo opportunity of the Holiday trees at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Learn basic photo techniques, composition and ways to take the best holiday portraits. Family-friendly. Bring your camera and/or cell phone. Register/pay by 12/6, online or call 330.740.7116. $5 per person; $10 family of 4 with $5 each additional person.
Wednesday, December 8, 5:30-7 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Weller Gallery

Bear Cub Art Club - Holiday Tree

Ages 3-5, plus adult. Love creating masterpieces? Join Bear Cub Art Club! Learn about holiday trees and create a holiday tree collage. Register/pay by 12/3 online or call 330.740.7116. $7
Thursday, December 9, 10-11 am
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Kidston Classroom

Breakfast With Santa 9:00am-10:30am

This time of year, Santa Claus is hard at work prepping for Christmas up in the North Pole... but the folks at Mill Creek Metroparks have convinced him to take the day off for a very special breakfast! Take pictures with Saint Nick himself and enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast from Santa's helpers at Inspired Catering by Kravitz. Space is limited. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens, 330.740.7116, to make reservations by December 5, 2021. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. All guests, including children younger than 2, must be pre-registered. Children under 2 eat free.
Saturday, December 11, 9-10:30 am
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Rossi Auditorium Plus Radius Room

Pix in the Park - a Winter Day

Love photos of the Park? Want to learn how to take better photos? After learning basic photographic compositions, explore Lanterman's Falls, the Covered Bridge, and East & West Cohasset Trails in the winter. Bring a camera or cell phone, dress for the weather and wear boots. Call 330.740.7116 for details. Walk-ins welcome. Free
Saturday, December 11, 10 am-Noon
Mill Creek Park: Lanterman's Mill

Breakfast With Santa 11:30am-1:00pm

This time of year, Santa Claus is hard at work prepping for Christmas up in the North Pole... but the folks at Mill Creek Metroparks have convinced him to take the day off for a very special breakfast! Take pictures with Saint Nick himself and enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast from Santa's helpers at Inspired Catering by Kravitz. Space is limited. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens, 330.740.7116, to make reservations by December 5, 2021. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. All guests, including children younger than 2, must be pre-registered. Children under 2 eat free.
Saturday, December 11, 11:30 am-1 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Rossi Auditorium

MetroMutts: Ho, Ho, Ho Its Santa Paws!

Join us in making a paw print ornaments for the Christmas tree. This is for the entire family, so donít forget to bring Fido! Call WRA to register by 12/8. MetroMutts Members free, not-yet-members $5.
Saturday, December 11, 5-7 pm
McMahon Hall

Sprout Club - the Scents of Christmas

Ages 3-5; plus adult. Join Sprout Club for learning, fun and hands-on activities with the scents of Christmas. Register / pay by 12/14, online or call 330.740.7116. $7
Thursday, December 16, 1-2 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens: Kidston Classroom

Full Moon Hike

Join a Park Educator for a December full moon hike. Learn about the plants & animals of winter and enjoy the peacefulness of a winter night. Meet at Lily Pond parking lot. Moderate, 2 miles. Register online or call 330.740.7116 for details. No Walk-ins. Free
Sunday, December 19, 5-6:30 pm
Mill Creek Park: Lily Pond
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