Olentangy Valley News

Preservation Parks of Delaware County

Saturday April 20, 2013 7:58 PM

For information about Preservation Parks, call 740-524-8600, ext. 3 or e-mail register@preservationparks.com.

• Three fishing programs, 6 p.m., Friday, April 26, Hogback Ridge Preserve, 2656 Hogback Road; 5 p.m., Sunday, April 28, Gallant Farm Preserve, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road; and 6 p.m., Friday, May 3, Blues Creek Preserve, 9627 Fontanelle Road. Young people ages 16 and younger with an adult, can learn to fish. Rods and reels provided.

Registration deadline is one week before each event.

• Woodcarving classes: Two six-week woodcarving classes for ages 16 and up will be offered at Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road. Classes will be held 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 13.

Introduction to Woodcarving : How to choose wood, use and care for tools, and complete a project. Fee of $45 includes the tools and materials.

Beginning Relief Carving : How to carve pictures and scenes on a flat wooden background. Fee of $50 covers chisels and materials. Participants also should bring a basic carving knife, glove, thumb guard and sharpening strap, or they can be purchased for an extra $30.

Registration deadline is April 29.

No registration needed for these activities:

• Homeschool Adventures, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18. Ages 7-12. Walk the trails to identify spring wildflowers and learn about each one. Hogback Ridge Preserve, 2656 Hogback Road.

• Railroad Fun, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 and noon-4 p.m., Sunday, April 21. Visit the model railroad display and learn about the heritage of railroading in America. All ages. Big Walnut Community Trail, 168 S. Vernon St.

• Springtime Evening Stroll, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20. View wildflowers, amphibians and birds during a walk along the trail. Ages 6 and up. Emily Traphagen Preserve, 5094 Seldom Seen Road.

• Feathers and Flowers, 4 p.m., Sunday, April 21. Take a one-mile hike to explore early bird migrants and wildflowers. Bring binoculars; for ages 18 and up. Hogback Ridge Preserve, 2656 Hogback Road.

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