Mill Creek MetroParks to hold Annual Farm Animal Baby Shower

Mill Creek MetroParks will be holding its annual Farm Animal Baby Shower at the MetroParks Farm (7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield) on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Sponsored by 21 WFMJ / WBCB, this is a free, family-friendly event. Families are encouraged to visit anytime between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to meet new arrivals to the MetroParks Farm including goats, lambs, and bottle baby calf (all born this spring), chicks, ducks, turkeys, geese, and more. There will also be mother animals who are still expecting and a mare with her foal. Cake and punch will be served while supplies last. Donations are accepted. Concession trailer and drinks are available – cash only.  

Farm Animal Baby Shower is also the official opening of the barns at the MetroParks Farm. Barns will be open for the public to come and view the animals daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with extended hours until 6 p.m. during summer months and Sunday’s 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Many baby animals will be here all spring.

For more information on this event, please call 330.702.3000 or visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

Mill Creek Golf Course to Open for the 2019 Golf Season

The North Course at Mill Creek Golf Course will open for the season today, March 28, 2019 at Noon. Hole #55 Bar & Grille will follow shortly after with an opening date of April 1, 2019. The South Course has a tentative opening date of Monday, April 22, 2019, weather permitting. The Practice Range & Learning Center at the Mill Creek Golf Course and the James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation Area Par-3 Golf Course are both scheduled to open on Monday, April 15, 2019. In addition, the tennis courts and sand volleyball courts also located at the Wick Recreation Area will open on Monday, April 15, 2019. Wick Recreation Area hours are 8 am to dark, with lighted night hours of 8 pm – 11 pm beginning Memorial Day weekend.

For more information and/or to schedule tee times, call 330.740.7112 or visit our website at www.millcreekmetroparks.org

Mill Creek MetroParks Presents Garden Lecture – Beyond Beauty: Magnolias Around the World

(Youngstown, Ohio) The lecture, Beyond Beauty: Magnolias Around the World, will be held at Fellows Riverside Gardens on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Magnolias are among the most recognizable, ornamental flowering trees in the world. In addition to beauty, their primitive origins, unique ecological interactions, and conservation value render them as much more than “another pretty face” in the garden. These factors allow them contribute to gardens on many levels that are not often considered. Join Peter Zale, Associate Director, Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections at Longwood Gardens, as he discusses these factors in a photographically rich exploration of magnolias around the world, as well as a short discussion of the best new magnolia hybrids for the garden.

 

The lecture is offered through the John S. & Doris M. Andrews Memorial Lecture Series and is a free public event. Registration is requested, not required. To register, contact Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116 or learn more by visiting www.millcreekmetroparks.org.

Notice of March Board Meetings

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2019, at 6 p.m., in McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46, in Canfield. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

 

The Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners have scheduled a Special Board Meeting – Board Retreat, for Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 8 a.m., in Classroom A, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46 in Canfield. The only item on the agenda is the Board Retreat.

YSU Army ROTC Training to take place at McGuffey Wildlife Preserve

The YSU Army ROTC will be performing training exercises on March 7, 21, 28 and April 5, 2019 at the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve in Coitsville Township. On each scheduled date, training will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m. Members will be in uniform and 2 – 3 government vans will be on site.

 

Notice of February Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2019, at 6 p.m., in McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46, in Canfield. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Mill Creek MetroParks presents Jewels of Winter Orchid Exhibit

Mill Creek MetroParks will be hosting the Jewels of Winter, a wonderful celebration and display of orchids at Fellows Riverside Gardens during their normal hours of operation January 29  – March 3, 2019. This year’s theme will showcase orchids interspersed among Valley artifacts, paying homage to its industrialist roots. Orchids are the crown jewels of the plant world, full of color and allure. Let them dazzle you with their brilliance and splendor! Bring your camera, as there will be a kaleidoscope of flowers to photograph.

Fellows Riverside Gardens is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For questions and more information, please call 330.740.7116.

Notice of MetroParks Standing Committee Meeting

The Nature Education Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 6:30 pm, at the Ford Nature Center.

Notice of January Board Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2019, at 6 p.m. in McMahon Hall, at the MetroParks Farm, on Rt. 46 in Canfield. The agenda will be available on the website after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

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, January 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm.

The Finance Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm.

The Horticulture Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Birch Hill Cabin.

The Environment Standing Committee to the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks will meet on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 12 noon in Classroom A at the MetroParks Farm.