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Thursday, December 19, 2013


When: Dec. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

What: Join florist Marie Borocz in creating a Christmas table centerpiece.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.

Details: Registration required; call 330-740-7116.

Sunlight (Ages 3-5)

When: Today, 1 to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon.

What: Children and caregivers learn how sun warms the earth and makes plants grow. Snack, story and art will complete the day.

Cost: $6; FFRG member, $4.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: 330-740-7116

Breakfast Botany: Fir

When: Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

What: Start with a walk to see plants in the gardens with Keith Kaiser. Return to Garden Cafe for light breakfast and interesting facts about fir trees.

Fee: $9; FFRG member, $7.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: 330-740-7116


When: Saturday, 5-7 p.m.

What: Celebrate shortest day of the year with informal bonfire reception, warm drinks, tasty treats. Observe night sky; discuss observable stars, constellations, winter weather.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva.

Details: Registration required by Friday; call 330-823-7487 or email

Natural Holiday Decorations (Ages 6-11)

When: Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

What: Adorn your home and your own Norfolk Island pine tree with decorations from pine cones to berries. Make ornaments, garlands from those natural materials.

Fee: $15; FFRG member, $12

Info: 330-740-7116


When: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

What: Celebrate arrival of winter with chilly, but beautiful, 2-mile hike through the rocks. Meet at Bear’s Den Cabin. Afterward, warm up with hot chocolate.

Where: Ford Nature Center

Details: Call 330-740-7107

Winter Nights in the Gardens

When: Sunday and next Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m.

What: Stroll along garden paths, enjoy Winter Celebration festivities, cookies, cocoa, entertainment. Support Second Harvest Food Bank with nonperishable food item.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: 330-740-7116