Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Nov. 8-15.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Off-Trail Hike, 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Ranger Station. Guests will explore remote areas of the park on a 6-mile hike.

Photo Group: Image Review, 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Nature Station. Photographers will discuss how they create their images. Attendees can share their photos and receive feedback.

Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn movements in an outdoor setting to rejuvenate mind and body.

Owls, 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Indian Ridge. Guests can take a 2-mile walk along the creek and try to call in owls.

Feed the Streams, 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can give the fish worms and crickets and watch the feeding frenzy.

Preschoolers: Turkey Time, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Nature Center. Guests can discover why people celebrate this bird.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Metro Five-0: Level 2 Lantern Hike, 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 50 and older can take a 2-mile lantern-lit hike through the field and forests.

Two-for-You, 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 18 and older can take the first step for health and go for a 2-mile walk.

Nature Print Contest, 10 a.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at the Golf Course Banquet Room. Guests can view the entries and cast their vote for the People's Choice Award.

Homeschoolers: Social Insects, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Children ages 6-12 can learn about insects that work together to survive.

Preschoolers: Totally Turkeys, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests can discover what life as a wild turkey is about through discussion, stories, activities and a craft.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville

Webelos Scouts: Into the Wild, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Nature Center. Webelos will work on adventure requirements for Into the Wild Adventure.

Sunrise Wildlife Walk, 6:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can enjoy coffee on an off-trail hike around Thoreau Lake while watching the sun and wildlife wake up.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Lantern Hike, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Shelter House. Visitors can take a night stroll through the forest lit by lanterns.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Preschoolers: Animals in Winter, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 14 and 9:30 and 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn how animals prepare for the season.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Inniswood Book Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Innis House. Guests ages 18 and older can join for a discussion of this quarter's book, "Potted and Pruned: Living in a Gardening Life" by Carol J. Michel.

Herb Society Meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Innis House. Guests can join members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit for a public meeting and herb program.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Winter Hawks, 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Millstone Shelter. Guests can walk 2 miles to observe wintering hawks.

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 little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.

Weekly Bird Hikes, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars and search for birds.

Scioto Grove Metro Park

5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City

Metro Five-0: Level 3 Walk of the Month, 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Hickory Lot B. Visitors ages 50 and older can take a 1.5-mile walk to discover the sights and sounds of the season.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Natural Play Area Adventure: Fort Building, 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Natural Play Area. Guests can build their own forts with natural materials.

Homeschoolers: Finding Your Way, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Children ages 6-12 can learn about different types of maps and make their own while going off-trail.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Firewood Warms You Twice, 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Farmhouse. Guests can try a two-man saw or shingle splitter while learning about varieties of wood.

Homeschoolers at the Farm: Thanksgiving on the Farm, 1 p.m. Nov. 15. Students can learn some history about Thanksgiving foods and traditions.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Make a Hiking Stick, 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Confluence Area. Guests can get ready for a walking adventures by making their own hiking stick.

Campfire Cooking, 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Confluence Area. Guests can get tips and tricks for making campfire food and enjoy samples.

Homeschoolers: Winter Wildlife Science, 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Confluence Area. Students ages 6-17 can discover how wild animals survive and thrive in the cold.

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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