Stark Parks has a busy line up for you this Saturday, May 18th! Check out all of these great events and get ready to soak up the outdoors!
Hiking at Stark Parks
The forecast looks perfect for a hike! Meet up for a High Mileage Hike: Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail/Craig Pittman Trailhead from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday! This WILL be a strenuous hike at 11.5 miles so please put on your hiking boots and bring plenty of water with you! Please register here for this event.
Stark Parks Plant Sale
Spring is in the air and summer is on it’s way! Stark Parks is having their annual Spring Plant Sale this Saturday from 9:00-1:00 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway. This is the place to find native plants for your yard and garden that will do well in our region!
If you’re not hiking or gardening, check out Dillie the Deer Presentation and Book Signing with author and veterinarian, Dr. Melanie Butera. The book, “Dillie the Deer: Love on Hooves” will be on sale at the Lily Pad Gift Shop. This is a presentation for all ages from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway.
Canal Fulton Canalway Center
In the evening you can join Stark Parks for the Canalway Lecture Series from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center. Hear the second lesson in a three part series on the Ohio & Erie Canal. Topics will include ‘The Daily Grind: Life on the Canal’ followed by a presentation on ‘The Flood of 1913′. Please register for this program by contacting the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 330.854.6835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we had a rare occurrence in the Marshall household, peace and quiet. My 4-year old son Marcus and I were home alone for the afternoon. So I decided to take advantage of the semi-spring weather and do something both fun and productive. Although slightly overcast it was a warm day so I got little Marcus dressed and headed out on my mission.
He was thrilled as I pulled into the Garden Center at Stadium Park. While enjoying an afternoon in the park, I attempted a photo shoot! It was the perfect location to burn off some energy, and a great setting for photos. We had perfect timing, pulling in just as the music from clock tower bells filled the air.
I let Marcus take the lead and followed behind with camera aimed and ready. The Garden Center was full of sculptures, trails and kid-friendly activity areas. We explored the mini-playhouse and log picnic table, ran through the old shoe garden, played a few notes on “stomping chimes”, and even got to pet a dinosaur! It was perfect for my little explorer, and I was able to capture some great candid moments to stock my picture frames.
Having football withdrawal? Get your spring football fix at the Ohio vs. Michigan College Football Senior Bowl Saturday, April 20th at Fawcett Stadium. The rivalry kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Hall of Fame Field and features top collegiate football players from all divisions; NCAA FBS, FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA.
Team Michigan will be led by Head Coach Matt Mitchell of Grand Valley State and quarterback Ryan Radcliff of Central Michigan. Team Ohio will be led by Head Coach Bill Conley of Ohio Dominican and quarterback Spencer Keith of Kent State University.
The Team Ohio roster also includes several Stark County hometown favorites; Max Paulus (Jackson High School/Denison University), Monterae Williams (McKinley High School/University of Findlay), Chris Favazzo (St. Charles Prep/University of Mount Union), Frank Orteca (Twinsburg High School/University of Mount Union), Sir Taylor (Lincoln Hall High School/Walsh University), and Isaiah Scott (Fairfield High School/University of Mount Union).
For most of these college seniors the Senior Bowl game will be their final chance to put on the pads, and they will play hard for their last memory on the gridiron to be a win! Don’t miss the action.
Presale tickets for the 2013 Ohio vs. Michigan College Football Senior Bowl are available for purchase at the Memorial Fieldhouse Ticket Office at Canton McKinley High School, online at www.OhioCollegeFootball.com, or by calling 614.282.4097.