Star Watch & Planetarium Show Fri., May 2, 8 p.m. Join TWC’s Astronomy Club for a Planetarium Show; then view the real things through telescopes. All ages. Free. Garlic Mustard Pull Sats., May 3 & 10, 10 a.m. Need some fresh air? We need volunteers! Early spring is a great time to start getting rid of some invasive plant species. Garlic mustard out-competes native forest plant species. Bring gloves, water, and a sack lunch. Contact Adriane at TWC or Nature Book Group Sat., May 3, 2-3:30 p.m. The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love. City girl becomes organic farmer. Spring Walk Sat., May 3, 2 p.m. Join Naturalist Lynda Price for a stroll on the trails. We will discuss the signs of spring: wildflowers, bird calls, and the animal signs we find. Free. Foxfield Mother’s Day Bird Watch Sat., May 10, 9-10 a.m. Bring your binoculars and celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a guided bird walk through Foxfield Preserve with a volunteer naturalist. Enjoy the springtime serenade, as the air is sure to be filled with the trill of birdsong. We will meet at the Hart Interpretive Building at 9 a.m. Free and all are welcome. Homesteading Skills Day Sat., May 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Get back to basics in your own backyard. Please join us for our first ever Homesteading Skills Day. Learn the basics of beekeeping, soap making, ginseng growing and finding wild salad greens. Cost: $20/person includes lunch (please indicate lunch preference on registration form). Homeschool Thurs.: Wetlands Thu., May 15, 10 a.m.-noon Join us as we explore our wetlands. We will look at vernal pools, marshes, and ponds and investigate the creatures that live there. Prepare to be outside and around the water. Dress for the weather. $5/child. Wilderness Walk Thu., May 15, 2 p.m. Join a naturalist on the third Thursday of every month for a walk on our trails. See what’s interesting today! All ages. Free. Protect Your Trees From Emerald Ash BorerSat., May 17, 9 a.m.-noon As EAB continues to spread, it is devastating all ash in its path. It is now well established in our area, but populations are still low in most places. On the bright side, research has shown that soil and trunk applied systemic insecticides can be a very effective and safe tool for protection of ash trees when used properly. This presentation will focus on their effectivness including methods of application, timing, duration of effectiveness, and environmental protection. It will also include a field demonstration of proper techniques. Free. Dan Herms is Professor and Chair in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University based at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center where his research focuses on ecology and management of insect pests in urban and natural forests. Wild Edibles Meet-Up Sat., May 17, 10 a.m. May is a wonderful time for wild edibles. Plants are mature enough for easy identification; many are in bloom. Join Fritz Schmitthenner for a short identification walk and tasting. Fritz is an OSU Department of Plant Pathology Professor Emeritus and the founder of TWC’s Botanizers Club. We’ll feature Spring Beauties, violets and other May favorites. Free. Make and Take: Nature Collection Box Sat., May 17, 2 p.m. Get ready for summer nature exploration and the natural collections that will result. Children will decorate a nature collection box and fill it with the containers and tools needed for nature exploration. We will also make a beautiful accordion fold journal. Participants must preregister by May 13 so that I have plenty of supplies. $10/nature collection box. Tabloid Twangers Concert Sat., May 17, 7 p.m. New this year! The Tabloid Twangers are four local, experienced musicians who are passionate about the music they play, a blend of honky tonk, blues, classic country, classic rock, rock-abilly, and western swing, all in an energetic and entertaining stage show. The Tabloid Twangers are Mark “Biv” Biviano, Johnny Mac, Tommy “T-Bone” Balak, and Mattie Blue. Feeling & Soul!!! Passion & Humor!! $8/member, $10/nonmember. Children 15 and younger half price, if accompanied by an adult. Group discounts are available for 10 or more; call us at 877-359-5235 for info. Story Time: It’s Spring! Wed., May 21, 11 a.m. Celebrate Spring at TWC. We’ll have spring stories and sing spring songs. Walk to hear birds sing their spring songs and see spring flowers bloom. Dress for the weather. Stories are for 3-4 year olds, but all ages are welcome. Free for TWC members; donation requested from nonmembers. What’s Up? Planetarium ShowWed., May 21, and Sat., May 24, 2 p.m. Take a half-hour tour of major constellations and other things you can see in the evening sky for the month. Optional: stay after the program to make your own star chart to use year-round. All ages. Free Botanizers at Beach City Wildlife Area Sat., May 24, 1 p.m. The Botanizers invite you to join us on this club field trip. Leaders need to know you will be coming as well as share with you additional information for the day. Leader: Fritz Schmitthenner, 330-264-7833 (contact by May 22). Foxfield Preserve Info Session Sat., May 24, 2 p.m. Foxfield Preserve is a nature preserve cemetery at TWC. Natural burial is an economical, environmentally friendly alternative to modern burial. A natural burial at Foxfield Preserve leaves a permanent legacy for your family, community and the natural world. Free informational sessions are held monthly at TWC. Visit for all 2014 dates. Tants Muziky Concert Sat., June 7, 7 p.m. Tants Muziky is “dance music” in Ukrainian. The 4-piece band has hundreds of tunes from Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary for music in its pure form, not melded with modern popular music. The all-instrumental band is made up of Mike Bardin on 48 bass accordion and percussion; Judy Thomas on Romanian fiddle, 24 bass accordion, and tsimbali; Tess Chance on whistle and clarinet; and Ian Bardin on bass and guitar. Other instrumentation is employed for various ethnicities, as well as appropriate garb to fit the occasion. $8/TWC member, $10/nonmember; children 15 and younger are half price if accompanied by an adult. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Class June 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, and 20, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn about Ohio’s Natural History! The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists Program (OCVN) is a training program run through OSE Extension. Participants complete training in geology, plants, insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, ecology, stewardship and interpretation. TWC will offer this class again this year at TWC. Limited to 20 participants. $195/person includes instruction, books, and curriculum materials. For info, contact Carrie at 330-359-5235 or Mike Moutoux Cowboy Poetry Sat., June 28, 7 p.m. Mike returns to TWC from New Mexico for a special 50th Anniversary show! He is an outstanding cowboy poet, songwriter, and singer. Mike’s original compositions tell stories of the cowboy work and life he loves. Mike captures the stories of the people and places of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment He’ll put you as close to being in the saddle as words and music will allow. Visit his website at $5/member, $8/nonmember. Children 15 and younger half price, if accompanied by an adult. TWC Founders’ Day Ice Cream Social Sat., June 21, 1-4 p.m. Save Sat., June 21, 1-4 p.m. for TWC’s Founders’ Day Ice Cream Social. Meet Jeff Corney, our new Executive Director, and enjoy free music, ice cream, popcorn, historical tours, and more. Join us as we celebrate 50 years in the community. Free. Summer Days Enrichment July Explore nature and be inspired! Summer Days Enrichment provides the opportunity for adults and children to learn, explore and play in the outdoors. Adults inspire the children with their eagerness to learn and, in turn, children inspire the adults with their enthusiasm. Each grade level session is designed to intrigue and challenge children of that age. Perhaps you will be able to join us as we guide you and your special child in two days of nature fun! Mark your calendars or register now for shared nature exploration and discovery. Register your child for the grade they are entering this fall.