Botanical Mornings

Botanical Mornings

When: Friday, 9-10 a.m.

What: Discover the progress of seasons at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Where: The Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Cost: $5

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Family Fun Fridays

When: Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

What: Each Friday, take part in fun drop-in activities in the Family Garden, where families can learn and explore together. Special guests visit each week.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: Free

Details: Drop-in.

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Horticulture Show

When: Saturday and Sunday

What: Adults and kids can submit entries of veggies, annuals, perennials, fruits and roses from 7-10 a.m. Saturday.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Details: Cash prizes and ribbons for winners. Sponsored by the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown.

Info: Visit or call Rodney Toth at 330-759-1993.

Book Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees

When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

What: Peter Wohlleben’s “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World” draws on his own observations and scientific discoveries to make a case that forests and the trees within them exhibit their own complex social structure, similar to human families – complete with the ability to share and communicate. Read the book, then join our discussion to share your thoughts.

Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Info: Call the center at 330-740-7107.

Trot with your Tot!

When: Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

What: Bring your little ones to explore and play in the park. Join Naturalist and new-mom Cody Stoll to for a short guided hike.

Where: East Golf Hike & Bike Trail.

Cost: Free

Details: Strollers welcome. Easy difficulty, 1-1.5 miles. Meet at Golf Course Overflow Parking Lot

Info: Call 330-740-7107.

Stroll Through the Woods

When: Sunday, 9-11 a.m.

What: Enjoy a late summer stroll through Hitchcock Woods with a naturalist.

Where: Hitchcock Woods, 8156 Deerpath Drive, Boardman.

Cost: Free

Details: Moderate difficulty, 1.4 miles.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107.

Sunday Morning Paddle

When: Sunday, 8-10 a.m.

What: Enjoy a relaxing guided paddle with naturalist Nick Parish.

Where: East Newport Boat Launch, East Newport Drive, Youngstown.

Cost: $12 for Mahoning County residents, $15 NR; half price for second person in tandem.

Details: Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Friday.

Info: Call the center at 330-740-7107.