Upcoming Events

Earth Day Celebration

Sat., Apr. 12

Earth Day at TWC is a way for you and your family to do your part helping our environment and celebrating our Earth. This year’s Earth Day Celebration at TWC has many opportunities for you to participate—Foto Fest, concert, Bird Walk, backpacking demo, a new StoryWalk, and more.

Please see the Members’ Newsletter, visit our website calendar, or call us at 877-352-5235 for more info.

21st Annual Foto Fest

Sat., Apr. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun., Apr. 13, 1-4:30 p.m.

The beautiful photographs, entered in nine different categories (plus a special youth division), are sure to brighten your spirits. You can even have a little fun helping us pick the winners.

Better yet, enter your nature photographs! Entry deadline is Apr. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at TWC or Apr. 3 at 4 p.m. at Stark Parks’ Exploration Gateway. Cost per photo: $4 adult/$2 youth. Cash prizes in each category, ribbons, certificates. To download an entry form, with complete rules, visit www.twcnpc.com and click on FotoFest.

Meet Dr. Jeff Corney

Sat., Apr. 12, 10 a.m.-noon

We welcome Jeff Corney, the 3rd Executive Director of The Wilderness Center. Jeff holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Reserve. Meet and chat with him at this Earth Day reception. Free.

Back Porch Swing Band Concert

Sat., Apr. 12, 7 p.m.

If you’re looking for a band with a swingin’ rhythm and an old timey flavor, look no farther. The Back Porch Swing Band combines talents of 5 musicians responsible for the tapping of thousands of feet across Ohio for 15 years. The band specializes in Western Swing but adds styles from Appalachian, blues, old country, and folk to swing from the ‘20’s, ‘30’s, ‘40‘s. Adam Jackson’s hot fiddle playing keeps your feet moving. Kris Geis adds great lead and harmony vocals. Dave Irwin swings on his upright bass and contributes an occasional vocal. The “man with the thousand tunes,” Pete Shew, is on lead and harmony vocals and the guitar. Several musicians fill the role of our 5th member—on keyboard, mandolin, steel guitar, clarinet, or saxophone.

$8/TWC member; $10/nonmember. Children 15 and younger half price, if accompanied by an adult. Group discount available for 10 or more—call for info. We’d like to thank our Concert Series Sponsor Regas & Haag, Attorneys at Law


Native Plant Sale and Gardening Seminar

Sat., Apr. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sun., Apr. 27, 1-4 p.m.

This large selection of native plants for yards and gardens can help your conservation goals: attract native wildlife, promote native biodiversity. and even conserve important wildlife populations. Please visit early on Sat. for the best selection of plants. Plants not sold on Saturday will be available for sale on Sunday. See the Native Plant brochure for more information. Visit www.wildernesscenter.org for a complete plant list and colorful on-line guide.

Also, attend an informative gardening seminar session on Sat. Shade Gardening or Cooking With Wild Edibles at 10-11 a.m.; Heirloom Vegetables or Saving Bees & Butterflies, One Yard at a Time at 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5/session.


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