Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for July 27 through Aug. 3.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Preschoolers: Creeking, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 28 at the Ranger Station. Guests will wade in the creek and discover what critters live there.
Archery, 3 p.m. July 28 and 10 a.m. to noon July 29 at the nature center. Ages 8 and older will learn how to shoot a compound bow.
Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. July 29 at the nature center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.
Kayak Float, 6 to 8 p.m. July 29 at the Pleasant Valley Bulletin Board. Guests will take a kayak on the lake.
Bison, 1 p.m. July 30 at the nature center. Guests will take a 1-mile hike to see North America's largest land mammal.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Metro Five-0: Level 1 Nature Sketching, 3 p.m. July 27 at the nature center. Ages 50 and older will learn to draw flowers and animals step-by-step. Materials will be provided.
You Can Eat That Display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 29 and 30 at the nature center. Guests will view a display about wild edible plants that can be found throughout Ohio.
You Can Eat That, 2 p.m. July 30 at the nature center. Guests will take a 1-mile walk to discover what wild edible plants are abundant in summer and try some samples.
Lunch and Learn: Common Birds, noon July 31 at the nature center. Guests will bring lunch and learn about a variety of Ohio birds and how to identify them.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Weekend Kick Off Craft and Story: Clouds, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 28 at the nature center. Ages 12 and younger will hear a story and make a craft about clouds.
Ravine Ramble, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 29 at the nature center. Guests will explore the secrets of the creek on an off-trail walk through a ravine. Participants should expect to get wet.
Relaxing Yoga, 6:30 p.m. July 31. Guests should bring a towel or mat for an hour of yoga. All age groups and levels are welcome.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
Wayfinder Scavenger Hunt, 8 p.m. July 29 at the Energy Center. Guests will learn how to be a wayfinder like Moana by completing a scavenger hunt.
Movie in the Park, 9 p.m. July 29 at the Energy Center. Guests will watch Disney's "Moana," rated PG, on a big outdoor screen. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
For Kids: Electronic Scavenger Hunt, 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests should bring their smartphone for an electronic scavenger hunt.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
River Exploration, 11 a.m. July 29 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will step into the water and learn about the Olentangy River and the critters that live in it.
Brown Bag Lunch: Cold-blooded Animals, noon July 30 at the nature center. Guests will enjoy a presentation about reptiles and amphibians.
Nature Adventure Box Training, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will learn how to access and use nature adventure boxes, which contains equipment needed to get children outdoors exploring fields and rivers.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
For Kids: Go Fish, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Covered Bridge. Ages 3-15 will learn the basics of fishing and try their hand at catching the big one.
Summer Entertainment Series: Ventriloquist, 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Amphitheater. Guests will enjoy a one-hour performance by comedy ventriloquist David Crone.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Metro Five-0: Level 2 Rock Gardening, 2 p.m. July 29 at the Innis House. Ages 50 and older will enjoy a tour of the Rock Garden and learn about the history and components of rock gardens.
Evening Garden Walk, 7 p.m. July 30 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will take a guided stroll through the gardens.
Summer Children's Programs: Tomatoes, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at the Education Pavilion. Ages 8 and younger will get to know Ohio's state fruit, the tomato, through activities and crafts.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Kids, Parents and Grandparents: Summer Fun, 1 to 3 p.m. July 27 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Families are invited for a craft and other summer activities.
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 W. Whittier St., Columbus
Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Bring children for a nature-inspired story or two.
Birdwatching for Beginners, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars and search for birds.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Family Tram Rides, 3 to 6 p.m. July 30. Guests will catch the tram at any of the yellow "tram stop" signs and enjoy a tour of the park.
Lunchtime Chat: Time Machine Tram Ride, noon Aug. 2 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Guests will travel back in time to uncover the history of the park.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Crafts for Kids, 10:30 a.m. to noon July 28 and 29. Guests will try their hand at some take-home crafts from the days before plastic and glue sticks.
A-Hunting We Will Go, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1-6. Guests will pick up a list at the farmhouse and participate in a scavenger hunt.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Creeking and Campfire, 5:30 p.m. July 29 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will take a half-mile walk to the creek to search for critters then roast hot dogs and marshmallows around a fire.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 614-895-6240) to schedule these services.