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

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

Battelle-Darby

Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

• Owls of Darby Creek, 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Valley bulletin board, 9137 state Route 62. Meet an owl from the Ohio Wildlife Center and attempt to call in one of these birds of prey on a short hike.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

• Holiday Nature Crafts for Kids, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center, for ages 3-12. Share an afternoon of making crafts.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville

• Photo Prowl, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Join other photographers and look for great shots along the trails.

• Family Hike, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile walk and admire the winter scenery.

• Audubon Bird Hike, 10 a.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile hike to Thoreau Lake and look for resident birds.

Chestnut Ridge

Metro Park

8445 Winchester Road, N.W., Carroll

• Make Your Own Winter Hike Walking Stick, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Springhouse Program Area. Bring your own pocketknife and make your own walking stick. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

• Family Winter Walk, 2 p.m. Sunday at the bulletin board at the main picnic shelter. Look for signs of wildlife on a one-mile walk through forest and fields.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N.,

Lewis Center

• Who Hoots for You, 6 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Try to lure in owls for a closer look.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road,

Westerville

• Meet the Artist, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Innis House. Meet December Artist of the Month Georgie Cline and view her fiber artwork.

Pickerington Ponds

Metro Park

7680 Wright Road,

Canal Winchester

• Winter Birds, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Search for birds on a one-mile hike on- and off-trail.

• Backcountry Wandering, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Search for wildlife on a two-mile off-trail hike.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

• Coyote Prowl, 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area. Learn about coyotes and take a 1.5-mile walk to try to hear them howl.

Slate Run

Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

• Christmas is Coming, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Help decorate the farmhouse for the Christmas season in Victorian fashion. String popcorn, make an ornament to take home and decorate the tree.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

• Winter Puppet Show, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road. Watch the puppet animals get ready for winter.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.