Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Aug. 9-16.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Brown Bag Special: Insects, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Ranger Station. Guests can enjoy a picnic lunch and learn about the world of bugs.

Photo Group: Image Review, 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Nature Center. Ages 18 and older can participate in a review and discussion of photo images.

Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Ranger Station. Guests can learn yoga movements in an outdoor setting to rejuvenate their mind and body. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat or blanket.

Feed the Stream, 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Nature Center. Guests can enjoy the fish-feeding frenzy as they help feed them worms, crickets and minnows.

Preschoolers: Bugs, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Nature Center. Guests can discover the secrets of these creepy critters.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Going Batty, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests can watch for bats flying and catching insects.

App For That, 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about and try some of the different ways they can use a smartphone to enjoy nature and wildlife.

Splendid Spiders, 2 p..m Aug. 12 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about the benefits of spiders and how to find and identify them.

Nature Kids: Creeking, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Nature Center. Children ages 6-12 can take a 2-mile hike to Blacklick Creek and explore the creek for crayfish and other critters.

Art in the Park: Nature Poetry, 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about rhyme scheme and some famous writers inspired by nature.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Weekend Kick-Off: Insects, 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-10 can listen to a story about insects, make a craft and meet a live insect or two.

Mud and Madness, noon Aug. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can negotiate several muddy obstacles in a 1.5-mile family adventure.

Butterfly Search, 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Nature Center. Guests can look for butterflies and catch caterpillars to take back to the Nature Center.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Early Morning Meteor Viewing, 3:30 to 6 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Windmill at Energy Center. Guests can get views of meteor showers before the sun rises.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Preschoolers: Terrific Turtles, 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.

S'mores and Scavenger Hunt, 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-10 can make s'mores to enjoy by the campfire and complete a scavenger hunt by looking for signs of wildlife in the forest.

For Families: Ravine Rambling, 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can explore the ravine behind the Nature Center looking for wildlife.

Storytime: Incredible Insects, 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Nature Center. Children ages 2-5 can visit the Nature Center and listen to some stories about insects.

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.

Wellness in the Gardens: Tai Chi, 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Education Pavilion. The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA invites guests to a try-it-session and demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi internal arts of health. This ancient Chinese moving meditation incorporates slow natural movements that promote balance, flexibility, strength and relaxation.

Meet the Artist, 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Innis House. Guests can join fiber artist Jean Weissman at a reception to view her artwork.

Evening Garden Walk, 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests can take a guided stroll through the gardens.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Preschoolers: Not So Scary Night Hike, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests can stay up late to take a walk through the park as the sun sets and discover that the dark isn't so scary.

Stroller Stroll, 10 a.m. Aug. 15 and 17 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests can bring their child in a stroller or backpack for a 1.5-mile hike.

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.

Art at Audubon: Joy Pratt, 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Long-time Audubon volunteer and abstract expressionist painter Joy Pratt will host a solo show.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

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

Friday Night Float, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests can stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment will be provided. Children must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

Canoe the Lake, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests can stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride around the lake. Canoes and equipment will be provided. Children must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Riddle Me These, Please, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9-12 at the Farmhouse. Guests can pick up a list of riddles at the farmhouse that will have them thinking their way around the farm.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

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.

Preschoolers: Creepy Crawlies, 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Confluence Trails Area. Guests will catch and learn about insects, spiders and other creatures.

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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