Mill Creek Golf Course to Offer Tuesday Night League

The Mill Creek Golf Course will be offering a 2-person team scramble league every Tuesday beginning September 12, 2017. The league will run 8 weeks and will consist of two divisions – men’s division and a mixed division. “We’re happy to expand our reach to golfers in and around the Mahoning Valley by offering this fun and exciting golf league at Mill Creek this fall. It’s a relaxing format that is open to players of all ages and abilities. The league scramble format offers a stress free environment for golf, plus an opportunity to enjoy some of the great autumn sights at the Mill Creek Golf Course,” says Brian Tolnar, Mill Creek MetroParks PGA Director of Golf.

Registration is available by calling 330.740.7112 or in person at the Mill Creek Golf Course Fieldhouse. Registration deadline is Friday, September 8, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

Green Cathedral Race to Benefit Wick Recreation Children’s Play Area

Mill Creek MetroParks will host the 5th annual Green Cathedral on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The race will begin and end in the Wick Recreation Area located at 1861 McCollum Rd. in Youngstown, Ohio. Events include The Kids Fun Run beginning at 8:00 a.m., Half Marathon at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.

This event is open to competitors of all ages and abilities. Awards will be given for the Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk according to appropriate age groups. The Kids Fun Run is free for children 10 and under and children will receive a participation award. The Half Marathon registration fee is $35 for Early Bird registration (on or before August 27) and $40 through race day. The 5K Run/Walk registration fee is $25 Early Bird (on or before August 27) and $30 through race day. The youth (10 years old and under) Kids Fun Run is free. 

The Green Cathedral is sponsored by 21 WFMJ/WBCB. All proceeds will benefit the Juliana Kurinka Children’s Play Area at Wick Recreation Area. For more information and to register, visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org or runsignup.com

Mill Creek Golf Course Closure

The Mill Creek Golf Course will be closed Friday, August 18, 2017 for the Vindicator’s Greatest Golfer of the Valley Tournament. Both North and South Courses will be closed. The Course will reopen to the public after 5:00 pm. The Practice Range and Par-3 Course will be open all day and available.

Mill Creek MetroParks to Offer Fall Junior Golf Program

Mill Creek MetroParks will offer a new fall Junior Golf Program for children aged 6 to 14 years old on select Sunday’s in September and October. The fall program will rotate between the Mill Creek Golf Course and Mill Creek Wick Recreation Par-3 Course. The program will run on Sunday’s from September 10, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017. The four-week program will include five hours of PGA Professional golf instruction, practice drills, on-course playing time, skills competitions, games, prizes & a tee shirt for each participant. Juniors who do not own a set of golf clubs and wish to participate will be provided with clubs to use for the day by Mill Creek. “It’s great to be able to add this event to our fall line-up of golf instructional programs at Mill Creek. The player development programs for golf at Mill Creek have been exceptional this year and the interest level of the participants has created this opportunity to expand our reach this fall,” says Brian Tolnar, Mill Creek MetroParks PGA Director of Golf.

Registration is available by calling 330. 740. 7112 or in person at the Mill Creek Golf Course Fieldhouse or Wick Recreation Par-3 Course. The cost is $79.99 per junior. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 7, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

 

Notice of MetroParks Special Board Meeting

The Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet for a Special Meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017, at 6 p.m. in McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46 in Canfield. Agenda items are Finance Director’s report, award of bid for parking lot improvements, water quality presentation, Horticulture Standing Committee report, draft collaborative agreement, and Executive Session to consider the appointment, employment, discipline, or compensation of public employees.

“Organic Steel” Currently on Display in Outdoor Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens

The Organic Steel artwork is currently on display in the Outdoor Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Artist, Tony Armeni, a native Ohioan and teacher at Youngstown State University, has returned to Fellows Riverside Gardens to showcase his work. Armeni breathes life into cold, hard material to celebrate life figures, flowers, and celestial spheres. These dynamic structures stand tall, firmly planted yet light on their feet.

This free exhibit is being displayed now through October 2017. On Sunday, August 13 from 1 – 3 pm a Meet the Artist session is available in the Gazebo/Outdoor Gallery. Take this opportunity to meet and visit with this extraordinary sculptor, Tony Armeni, and find out about the techniques employed in his work.

For more information on the Meet the Artist session or this outdoor exhibit, visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.

About Tony Armeni
Tony Armeni is a native Ohioan and teacher at Youngstown State University. Armeni’s public outdoor works can also be found on the property of the Butler Institute of American Art, Mahoning Avenue in the Mahoning Commons area. More recently, Tony Armeni’s Bus Shelter Sculpture was selected as one of five projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts awarded last year to Youngstown State University.

Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meetings

The Environment Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners will meet on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10 a.m., in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meetings

The Community Engagement Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks, will meet on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in McMahon Hall at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

The Nature Education and Wildlife Standing Committees to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks, will meet jointly on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

“Natural Selection: Discoveries in Bloom” Art Exhibit Displayed in Weller Gallery

The Weller Gallery in the Davis Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens presents “Natural Selection: Discoveries in Bloom” by artist, Doug McLarty. His nature based images make use of intricate and often whimsical botanical designs along with unusual material combinations to help us discover and appreciate the richness of nature’s diversity. McLarty uses digital scanning technology to reveal unique patterns and perspectives for the viewer. His work is aimed at creating a dramatically heightened “zone of intimacy” with nature. This is an individual’s personal “perception zone” where recognition of one’s surroundings is heightened, narrowed and focused.

This free exhibit is being displayed now through September 17, 2017. On Sunday, August 6 from 1 – 3 pm a Meet the Artist session is available in the Weller Gallery. Take this opportunity to meet and visit with Doug McLarty and learn the process of his art.

For more information on the Meet the Artist session or exhibit, visit or call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116

Financial impact from the 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star Tournament

The official financial impact numbers are in from the 2017 Mill Creek Foundation AJGA Junior All-Star Tournament. The event had total economic impact of $355,219.00 in 2017 and $713,297.00 over the past two years for the Mahoning Valley. In addition, it raised over $20,000.00+ for local charities.

 

“We’re excited to be a part of a national tournament that does so much for our local economy financially. This years numbers were higher than expected. Our goal is to be the leader for golf in the Mahoning Valley and events like this are a huge positive for growing the game of golf in Ohio. We can’t thank everyone enough for those who sponsored, played, and volunteered to be part of this event” Brian Tolnar, PGA Director of Golf