Olentangy Valley News

Preservation Parks events

For more information about Preservation Parks of Delaware County or to register for a program, call 740-524-8600, extension 3. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

Toys before Technology on display

An exhibit of vintage children's toys will open Dec. 12, at Gallant Farm Preserve, Preservation Parks' 1930s-1940s living history farm. Replicas of the toys also will be on hand, giving park visitors the chance to play. The display will continue through Dec. 22. Gallant Farm Preserve is at 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road.

* Preschool Park Pals: Treats for Birds and Squirrels, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Make bird cookies and other natural treats for our feathered and furry friends. Be aware we use peanut butter and other nut products. Ages 4-5. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road. Register by Dec. 12.

No registration is required for these programs:

* Railroad Fun, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. Watch the model trains travel through a miniature village, and talk to members of the Delaware County Model Railroaders about railroading in America. All ages. Big Walnut Community Trail, 168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury.

* Animals of the Night, 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. Ohio Nature Education guests will bring live nocturnal animals to The Lodge. Visitors will learn how the differences between nocturnal and diurnal (daytime) animals allow the "creatures of the night" to survive. Ages 5 and up. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.