The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

* Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ranger Station. Learn basic yoga movement. Bring a mat or blanket.

* Darby Creek Day, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Indian Ridge bulletin board. Activities for the day include seining, noodling for mussels, canoeing and fly-fishing. Line animals will be on hand, as will representatives from organizations working to protect the Darby Watershed.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

* Metro Five-0: Fall for Fungi, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile hike and learn ways that fungi interact with other living things. For ages 50 and older.

* Batty Display, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nature Center. Discover the world of Ohio bats and the challenges they face to survive.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville

* Family Leaf Pile Jump, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Station. Bring rakes and help build a giant leaf pile for your kids to play in.

* Commit To be Fit Healthy Hike, 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ranger Station parking lot. Take a leisurely two-mile hike with park rangers.

* Preschoolers: Life in a Leaf Pile, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Nature Station. Learn how insects live under leaves and play in a giant leaf pile.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center

* Autumn Splendor, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Northern Reservable Shelter. Trams will run continuously throughout the park for rides to view fall color.

* Step Back in Time, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays throughout October at the Nature Center. This series celebrating the park's 40th birthday will cover different topics each week, including edible plants, pioneer toys and historic artifacts. There also will be crafts and games.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road, Westerville

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

* Metro Five-0: Fall Color Walk, 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gardens entrance. View fall scenery on a guided, leisurely stroll through the gardens. For ages 50 and older.


Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

* Late Nights at Scioto Audubon, 9 a.m. to midnight Friday at the Central Activities Area. The climbing wall and dog park will remain open, as well as the fishing dock on the Scioto River.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

* Bees Please, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Naturalist Office. Learn about the life of bees and watch as honey is extracted from the hive.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

* Keeping the Harvest, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Learn about the root cellar while helping gather and store the garden's vegetables for winter.

* Apples: Their History and Uses, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Help press cider, stir apple butter over an open fire and taste apple varieties from the 1880s.


Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

* Preschoolers: Growly Critters, 10 a.m. Monday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Explore the world of bears, bobcats and other predators through games and activities.

* Homeschoolers: All About Predators, 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Discover the lives of predators through games and activities. For ages 6 and older.

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