Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Aug. 2-9.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Moth Mania, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 3 at White Oak Shelter. Guests will set light traps to lure these nocturnal wonders.

Movie Night, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Nature Center. Guests will watch the PBS Nature documentary "Charlie and the Curious Otters," which captures the behavior of otters and uncovers secrets to their survival.

Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Nature Center. Guests can enjoy the fish-feeding frenzy and help feed them worms, crickets and minnows.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Morning Coffee and Wildlife Watch, 8 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Nature Center. Guests can view wildlife through the Nature Center window and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Nature Myth Busting Display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about some common myths in the natural world.

Metro Five-0: Level 2 Prairie Walk, 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 50 and older can take a 1-mile walk to discover the flowers and grasses growing in the open fields.

Preschoolers: Dino Dig, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests can learn about paleontology and some of the dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. Participants will use tools to dig and unearth creatures to take home.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Uses of Plants, 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Nature Center. Guests can walk 2 miles on the trails to learn about the uses of plants.

Morning Bird Hike, 8 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 2-mile walk to look for birds over gravel and natural surface trails.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

For Families: Sensory Night Hike, 8:45 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Shelter House. Guests can use all their senses on a 1.5-mile night hike through forest and field.

For Kids: Tram and Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 at the Shelter House. Children ages 5-12 can hop on the tram for a 30-minute ride and go for a scavenger hunt before or after the ride.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

For Kids: Busy Bees, 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 3-10 can learn about bees and make bee crafts.

For Adults: Bee Lunchtime Chat, noon Aug. 2 at the Nature Center. Guests can pack their lunch and learn about the importance of bees.

Metro Parks Summer Movie Series: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," 9 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Visitors ages 8 and older can watch the movie on the big screen. The movie is rated PG-13. Activities start at 8 p.m., and the movie will begin at around 9:15 p.m., or when it's dark. The rain date is Aug 4. Attendees should bring seating and bug repellent. A limited supply of popcorn will be provided, but guests should bring their own snacks and drinks, no alcohol.

Taekwondo: Respect, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 3 and older will join black-belt instructors from Tiger Woo's for a taekwondo lesson on the theme of respect.

For Kids: Butterfly Pursuit, 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests ages 3-10 can look at butterflies and chrysalises, then try to find some in the fields. Nets and jars will be provided.

Ranger Run, 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests can meet the ranger for the 3-mile jog through Highbanks. Gravel path, moderate to difficult.

Preschoolers: Terrific Turtles, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9:30 or 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about turtles through activities, crafts and songs. Attendees might even meet a few live turtles.

Stream-Quality Monitoring Volunteer Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests can learn how to become a stream-quality monitor volunteer for the Ohio Division of Watercraft's Scenic Rivers Program.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Summer Entertainment Series: The Shazzbots, 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Amphitheater. Guests can enjoy a one-hour performance by the Shazzbots. Sponsored by Giant Eagle.

For Kids: Go Fish, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Covered Bridge. Guests ages 5-16 can drop in a line and try to catch the big one.

For Kids: Go Batty, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Pine Pavilion. Guests ages 5-12 can discover what makes bats special through games and activities.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays at the Herb Garden. Members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit will answer visitors' questions.

Metro Five-0: Level 2 Introductory Tai Chi, 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Education Pavilion. Guests ages 50 and older can learn the first few moves of this ancient Chinese moving meditation from Taoist Tai Chi instructor Midge Krause in this introductory lesson. All fitness levels welcome.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Rocky Fork Dog Days of Summer, 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests can enjoy a 1.5-mile walk with their dog.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, second and fourth Fridays at the Climbing Wall. The climbing wall will stay open until midnight for Late Nights at the Climbing Wall programs, which will be held through October. There will be four auto belays, but climbers must bring their own climbing harness. Late night fishing also is available from the dock on the Scioto River.

Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Bring little ones 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.

Conservation Connection Series, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests can explore nature through a monthly lecture series led by experts.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Family Tram Rides, 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Guests can catch the tram at any of the tour-stop signs and see the park.

Lunchtime Chat: Turtles, noon Aug. 8 at the Schrock Lake Picnic. Guests can learn about turtles and meet a few live ones.

Go Wild! Kids Club: Creek Explorers, 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Natural Play Area. Guests ages 5-12 can plan to get wet as they explore Spring Creek.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Wheels on the Farm, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3-5 at the Farmhouse. Guests can play a game of "I Spy" and discover the many uses of wheels on the farm.

Riddle Me These, Please, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7-12 at the Farmhouse. Guests can pick up a list of riddles at the farmhouse that will have guests thinking their way around the farm.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Calling All Kids: Bug Hunt, 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Confluence Trails Area. Guests can use nets to catch, identify and learn about all kinds of bugs.

Calling All Kids: Nature Games, 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Confluence Trails Area. Guests can play games with a nature theme, then have a lunch of hot dogs and lemonade.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.

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