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Local Notes: Aug./Sept. 2023

Woodlawn Cemetery Offers Walking Program

Woodlawn Cemetery
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Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum, 1502 W Central Ave., hosts a walking program, “Wednesday Walkers,” now in its 11th year. The 2-mile walk around the cemetery takes place every Wednesday at 9 am. The program runs weekly through October 25 and walkers will have guides available to tell them about the arboretum and the many trees around the cemetery. Call Woodlawn Cemetery at 419-472-2186 or visit the website, historic-woodlawn.com.

Nature’s Nursery Builds New Facility, Receives Grant

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Nature’s Nursery, the non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center, is expanding with a new facility in order to serve more animals. Currently, Nature’s Nursery operates out of an old farm house in Whitehouse, but will be expanding into a facility on Dutch Road in Waterville. For more than 30 years, Nature’s Nursery has grown its reach — from assisting 159 animals in 1989 to now helping nearly 4,000 animals each year. The new facility comprises 5,700 square feet and 8 acres of land. The organization is seeking donations to help offset the cost of the new building. To donate or to learn more, visit natures-nursery.org

Nature’s Nursery is also becoming a little greener with a new program. The wildlife refuge and conservation education center is jumping into action with its latest project, “A Greener Garden.” This garden will grow enough greens, and eventually other produce, to self-sustainingly feed the animals in the center’s care. The center received a grant from the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania Foundation Donor Advised Fund of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation for $6,000 to launch this project in collaboration with Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center and Toledo GROWs. The garden project is open to volunteers. To learn more email aaey@natures-nursery.org or call 419-344-2988.

Imagination Station Travels to Prehistoric Times

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“Ultimate Dinosaurs: A New Breed of Beast” takes Imagination Station visitors back in time to see prehistoric creatures. The exhibition features 20 fully-articulated dinosaur specimens from unusual locations in the Southern Hemisphere. With new groundbreaking research from scientists, this exhibit features the breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar – dinosaurs that are unfamiliar to most North Americans. The exhibition will explore the differences between the southern dinosaurs and their North American counterparts. imaginationstationtoledo.org.

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