The pioneer life program is offered over a two-summer span as children spend time in the historic Peter Navarre cabin at the gardens. Make candles, soap and cornhusk dolls. Participants also get to play pioneer games. Pioneer Life Part 1 attendance not required. See website to register. 9:30-11:30am. $15. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr.,
20 area restaurants serve food and desserts. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with clowns, dance groups, classic cars, wild imaginative floats, singers, pets and children on bikes. Featuring 4 blocks of art and craft booths, a variety of entertainment, a kid’s fun zone and talent show. Also on Sunday, August 21 at
Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in southern India present a performing arts production, “Journey to the Top of the World.” Elaborate costumes and ceremony surround the ancient Tibetan cultural arts. This performance features traditional music, dance and chanting from “The Roof of the World.” Tickets available at the door. 7pm. $15, free
Take an adventure through Wildwood Preserve searching for hidden geocaches. Metroparks naturalists help you decipher environmental clues, but you need to use a GPS unit for ultimate success. Program is designed for kids, ages 8-13, and includes a course teaching the basics of using a GPS. Participants can use their own GPS or borrow one
Enjoy crafts, games, butterfly tagging and release. Located in the Nature Center. 12pm. $3 craft fee. 419-836-1466. Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon. 419-836-9117. www.dnr.state.oh.us.