Archive for January, 2013

Night Hike – Metea NORTH

[ March 22, 2013; 8:00 pm; ] Metea County Park North on Hursh Road

March 22, Friday  8:00 PM

If the weather cooperates, we could get a frog serenade.  Boots recommended – trails could be muddy.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 3/17

Min. 5   Max.  30

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

 

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Preschool Discovery – First Day of Spring Metea

[ March 20, 2013; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park

March 20, Wednesday  10:00 AM

Spring is here, at least officially.  Nature is beginning to wake up again!  A spring story will be followed by a short hike to see what’s up outside, then a craft and snack.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 3/15

Min. 5   Max.  30

To register or for more information:

Email:bdispenza@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

 

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Tai Chi

[ March 20, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. March 27, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. April 3, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. April 10, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. April 17, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. April 24, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. May 1, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. May 8, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

March 20 – May 8, Wednesdays  6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM

Instructor Sandy Gebhard will teach the Sun Seventy-three Form in this eight week Tai Chi class.  This gentle, non-strenuous form can be practiced by all.  Be prepared to have fun as you join this light hearted group. Registration accepted through 3rd week [...]

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Frog Dissection- Good for Home School

[ March 19, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Metea County Park

March 19, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 3:00PM

Join Grumpy for a frog dissection. We will study the parts that a visible from the outside and then open it up and see what’s on the inside. Skills gained during previous dissections will be helpful in this class, but are not req’d. Students may do any [...]

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Bunnies

[ March 19, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

March 19, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We’ll tell the tale of this favorite animal in fact and fiction. We’ll hop out to search for signs of our cottontails, then nibble on a snack.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 3/14

Min:5   Max: 20

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

 

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Timberdoodle “Sky Dance”

[ March 16, 2013; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

March 16, Saturday  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Attend the courtship “sky dance” of the American Woodcock.  We will observe male birds showing off for the girls.  Dress warm for the weather.  Bring a sit-upon if you like.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 3/11

Min: 5   Max: 15

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

 

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Buzzard Day Bird Watch

[ March 16, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Fox Island County Park

March 16, Saturday  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Celebrate Buzzard Day with a two mile bird walk to check if Turkey Vultures have returned, as they do every year on March 15 in Hinkley, Ohio.  We’ll also search for other birds as we scout for buzzards.

Cost: $ 2.00

Pre-register by: 3/11

Min: 5   Max: 15

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Orienteering for the Directionally Challenged

[ March 16, 2013; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Metea County Park

March 16, Saturday  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Have troubles finding your way around in nature?  Come and find your bearings as we orient ourselves upon how to read a map and utilize a compass.

Cost: $3.00

Pre-register by: 3/11

Min. 5   Max. 15

To register or for more information:

Email: mgobert@allencountyparks.org

Call: 449-3777  Michael Gobert

 

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The Almost Lost Art of Observation

[ March 16, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Metea County Park North  on Hursh Road

March 16, Saturday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The art of observation is to detect, discover, or determine the existence, presence, or fact of that which is being observed, through the utilization of ones’ senses and the resultant facts and emotions therein.  Come to be observant of this statement!

Cost: $5.00

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Winter Homes and Hibernation

[ March 14, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Fox Island County Park

March 14, Thursday  10:00 AM – 11:00AM

Have you ever wondered: “where have all the butterflies, birds and bats gone?”… Or asked, “What happens to the woolly bear in winter?”  Come to Fox Island’s nature center and find out!

Cost: $3.00 (includes a kids craft and snack and a hot refreshment for the adults)

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