Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Aug. 3-10.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Mussel Workshop, 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at Darby Creek. The workshop, related to freshwater mussels, will include field experience in Darby Creek. Advance registration is required at wildohio.gov. Cost of $20 includes lunch. For details, call 614-902-4197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the nature center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.
A Prairie Morn, 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the nature center. Guests will ramble through the tall grass prairie to view flowers and wildlife.
Mussel Beach, 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will wade in Big Darby Creek to find freshwater mussels.
Full Red Moon Hike, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Ranger Station. Guests will take a brisk four-mile hike through fields and forest.
Preschoolers: Butterflies, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at the White Oak Shelter. Preschoolers will discover the different life stages of a butterfly through story, song and craft.
Stream-Quality Monitoring, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will learn how to become a stream-quality monitoring volunteer for the Division of Watercraft's Scenic Rivers Program.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Trading Post: Blacklick Woods History, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests will learn about the history of the first Metro Park in the Columbus area and view old photographs of what the park used to look like.
Nature Kids: Treasure Hunters, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at the nature center. Guests will learn about the park's natural treasures and use a GPS unit to discover some of them.
Preschoolers: Busy Bees, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the nature center. Guests will discover some of nature's best animal adaptations through activities, books and crafts.
Lens and Leaves Camera Club, 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Gary Crickmore will speak about macro photography. Nonmembers are welcome.
Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will bring a mat and learn basic yoga techniques.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Search for PawPaws, 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the nature center. Guests will take a 1.5-mile walk and search for the state's wild fruit.
Cool Insects Display, 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the nature center. Guests will learn about the lives of insects in the nature center.
Bird Hike, 8 a.m. Aug. 6 at the nature center. Guests will search for young birds on a 2-mile walk.
Metro Five-0: Level 3 the PawPaw Patch, 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the nature center. Ages 50 and older will discover Ohio's native tropical fruit on a two-mile walk.
Family Full Moon, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the nature center. Guests will enjoy a 2-mile hike under a full moon and learn about animals that are adapted to living in the night.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
For Kids: Archery, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Energy Center. Ages 8-17 will learn how to shoot a compound bow.
For Kids: Wildlife Tram Ride, 10 a.m. Aug. 9, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will use a scavenger hunt list to find animals along the trail on a 45-minute tram ride.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Friday Feeding, 1 p.m. Fridays at the nature center. Guests will watch the naturalist feed the education reptiles and amphibians and learn what it takes to care for these animals.
Movie in the Park, 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will learn about the science behind "Jurassic Park," followed by an outdoor screening of the movie.
Signs of the Past, 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the nature center. Guests will hike along the Coyote Run Trail and search for signs of the park's early inhabitants.
Brown Bag Lunch: Spiders, noon Aug. 7 at the nature center. Guests will learn about these creepy-crawlies.
Howl at the Moon, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the nature center. Guests will take a 3.5-mile walk with their dog.
Taekwondo: Anti-Bully, 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at the nature center. Tiger Woo's class will be a taekwondo lesson on the theme of anti-bullying. This martial art class instills confidence, builds strength and agility and develops coordination. No experience needed. For all ages.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
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
Meet the Artist, 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Innis House. Guests will meet Chris Brinkman and view his photography artwork at a reception.
Evening Garden Walk, 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will take a guided stroll through the gardens.
Metro Five-0: Level 2 Introductory Tai Chi, 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Education Pavilion. Ages 50 and older will learn the first few moves of the ancient Chinese moving meditation, tai chi, as instructor Midge Krause gives an introductory lesson. All fitness levels are invited.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Metro Five-0: Level 3 Bright Moon Walk, 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Ages 50 and older will enjoy a 1.5-mile stroll beneath an almost-full moon.
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. Aug. 5. Guests will catch the tram at any of the tram stop signs and enjoy a tour of the park.
Fast-Paced Adult Full Moon Hike, 9 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will take a fast-paced 2.8-mile hike along a gravel, paved and natural surface trails.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
A-Hunting We Will Go, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3-6. Guests will pick up a list at the farmhouse and participate in a scavenger hunt.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Calling All Kids: Bug Hunt, 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will use nets to catch, identify and learn about all kinds of bugs.
Calling All Kids: Nature Games, 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will have fun playing games on a nature-theme and then enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and lemonade.
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Bugstravaganza, 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at Buckeye Arena. Guests will celebrate insects and their relatives with activities and displays for children and adults. Representatives from many organizations will help participants catch and release insects, learn about bugs in their backyards, taste local honey, learn about pests, view insects up close and will provide crafts and games for children of all ages.
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.