Preservation Parks of Delaware County will kick off the 2011 "Thursday Evening Concerts in the Park" on July 7. The series will be held through Aug. 11. All concerts will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road. Admission are free. Attendees may bring blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments.

For more information about Preservation Parks, visit www. preservationparks.com or call (740) 524-8600. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

Concert series to start July 7
Preservation Parks of Delaware County will kick off the 2011 "Thursday Evening Concerts in the Park" on July 7. The series will be held through Aug. 11. All concerts will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road. Admission are free. Attendees may bring blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments.

Performers will be: July 7, "Z-Sharp Big Band," 1940s-style big band; July 14, "Marquis 66," 1950s, '60s and '70s classic rock; July 21, "Slick Andrews & the 3-C Drifters" - country and rockabilly; July 28, "Lone Raven," Celtic and world music; Aug. 4, "Zen Band," Motown and blues; Aug. 11, "Moonbats," British classic rock.

The series is sponsored by Consolidated Electric Cooperative Inc., Henderson Trucking, Price Farms Organics, Service Supply Ltd. Inc., and Willow Brook Village.

Preservation Parks
Summer Camps: Register now for four- and one-day camps. Nine camps are offered for children and teens (ages 4-15). Camps vary by subject and age group. Visit www.preservationparks.com for a camp guide, or call (740) 524-8600, ext. 3.

Parents and their young children can participate in the new Baby Steps Marathon! This walking program takes place at 9:30 a.m. every Friday in selected Preservation Parks' preserves and other parks in Delaware County. Off-trail strollers are necessary. For a schedule, visit www.preservationparks.com and click on Programs, or call (740) 524-8600, ext. 6.

"Delaware County Model Railroaders Open House," noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 26. See model train displays and learn about how railroading became established in America. The Trail House at Big Walnut Community Trail, 168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury.

Hound Hike, 4 p.m., Sunday, June 26. Bring your socialized canine on a walk along a nature trail. Blues Creek Preserve, 9627 Fontanelle Road.

"Hummingbird Highlights," noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 2. Stop by to watch the hummingbirds sip nectar from our many feeders. View the nature history display, make a take-home craft and pick up information about hummingbird gardening. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.

"Going Buggy," noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 3. Borrow a net and look for insects around the nature center and make a bug craft . Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.