Mill Creek MetroParks to hold Kite Festival, presented by WFMJ/WBCB this weekend

Mill Creek MetroParks will hold Kite Festival, presented by WFMJ/WBCB on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm (7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 44406). Admission is free.

Members of the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites and Fly Pittsburgh will brighten the skies with expert kite flying and ingenious designs. Bring your own kites to share the fun and participate in kite flying activities and contests. A Create-a-Kite workshop will be offered inside McMahon Hall for a small fee. For more information, please call 330.740.7107 or visit our website at

New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart to present lecture at Mill Creek MetroParks

Author Amy Stewart will present a lecture on her New York Times bestselling book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens. In her lecture, Stewart will explore the dizzying array of plants that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol. Stewart will provide an intoxicating perspective on the leaves, bark, seeds, roots, flowers, and fruit imbibed around the world. It’s the compelling mixture of history, science, literature and humor that she is known for.

Meet Amy Stewart and enjoy appetizers, wine, beer, and botanical cocktail samples at a pre-lecture reception at 6 p.m. Tickets for the reception and lecture together are $38; or for Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members, $30. Tickets for lecture only are $25; or for Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members, $20. This lecture is presented with support from the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Trust and Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens.

For more information and tickets, please call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 or visit our website at