Children and nature are key words for the Ohio State Parks 2008 photo contest.

Children and nature are key words for the Ohio State Parks 2008 photo contest.

Parents, guardians, scoutmasters, 4-H leaders and other adults involved in youth activities are encouraged to capture images of kids learning about nature and wildlife in one of Ohio's 74 state parks. Professional photos will be accepted.

Winning photographs will be featured at and in the spring/summer 2009 issue of the Ohio State Parks magazine.

To enter, send a 5-inch by 7-inch color or black/white print to Ohio State Parks Photo Contest, 2045 Morse Road, Building C-3, Columbus, Ohio 43229. The deadline is Nov. 5.

All entries must be taken in a state park this year. No more than three entries per photographer will be accepted.

Each photo must display the entrant's name, address, daytime phone number, the park or location featured in the picture and the date the photo was taken.

Professional photographers (those who earn more than half of their income from photography) must include a publication rights release.

All photo entries become the property of ODNR for use in publications and promotional materials. For more information, call (614) 265-7077.

A golf outing to benefit central Ohio's homeless and abandoned dogs and cats will be held June 14 at Oakhaven Golf Club, 2871 U.S. 23 N in Delaware.

Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter will host "Par for Pets," a "best ball scramble" that begins at 2 p.m.

The fee for golfers is $99. Foursomes may enter for $396, which includes greens fees and cart, unlimited range balls, on-course beverage carts and four beverage tickets, a tournament gift, raffle tickets and all-you-can-eat burgers and brats at the awards banquet.

The first hole-in-one wins a new Jeep Wrangler from Carriage Towne Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and businesses.

To register or for more information, visit the CHA Web site at or call (614) 890-5280. Pre-registration by June 12 is suggested, though day-of-event registrations will be taken at 1 p.m.