The following is a list of Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County programs for this week.

The following is a list of Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County programs for this week.

Battelle-Darby Creek

Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Preschoolers: Those First Falls, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday at the naturalist's office. Take a romp in the leaves while discovering the importance of trees.

Wild Edibles, 10 a.m. Saturday at the naturalist's office. Learn about trees, nuts and wild edibles on a one-mile hike.

Graveyard Hike, 1 p.m. Sunday at the naturalist's office. Take a four-mile hike to prehistoric Indian and pioneer burial grounds.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Halloween Walk, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Hear myths about bats, owls and other creatures on a 1.5-mile walk.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Night Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m. Friday at the bulletin board at the picnic shelter at the main park entrance. Take an 8.5-mile ride through forest and fields.

Evening Horse Ride, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hyland Croy Staging Area. Ride your horse on the bridle trail and enjoy snacks around the campfire.

Stargazing, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the bulletin board at the picnic shelter at the main park entrance. See the stars through binoculars and telescopes.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N.,

Lewis Center

Metro Parks' Nature Print Contest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nature Center. View the photography and cast a vote for People's Choice Award.

Commit To Be Fit Healthy Hike, 1 p.m. Sunday at the Northern Reservable Shelter. Take a leisurely 1- or 3.5-mile walk with park rangers.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road,

Westerville

Annual Halloween Party, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Pavilion. Join the spirits of Grace and Mary Innis in the gardens and enjoy games that celebrate this holiday.

Pickerington Ponds

Metro Park

7680 Wright Road,

Canal Winchester

Waterfowl Watch, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Scan the wetlands for ducks, geese and other birds while learning to identify them.

Backcountry Wandering, 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Explore rarely seen parts of the park on a two-mile off-trail hike.

Preschoolers: Ready for Winter, 10 a.m. Monday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Share in fun activities while learning how wild animals stay warm in the winter.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave.,

Westerville

Lantern Stroll, 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the Schrock Lake restrooms. Enjoy a few stories while taking a one-mile lantern-lit walk.

T-Shirt Art, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Bring a plain T-shirt to decorate and learn about different types of leaves.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

12th Annual Fall Fest: Celebrate Halloween, 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Learn about creepy critters, make a Halloween craft, try bobbing for hanging apples, play a witch's brew bean-bag toss, do a scavenger hunt and paint a pumpkin. Other activities include a tram ride, archery, live animals from the Ohio Wildlife Center and live music.

Slate Run Living

Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Pumpkins and Corn, 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Help harvest corn (crop permitting) and see a variety of pumpkins and squash.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Not So Spooky Campfire, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road, Groveport. Share your favorite story or tall tale around the campfire. Bring food to grill. Hot chocolate provided.