Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Late Night at Pleasant Valley, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 25, at the Pleasant Valley bulletin board. The Pleasant Valley Area and pet trail will be open for fishing, hiking and stargazing.

Seldom Seem Darby No. 1, 9 a.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Ranger Station. Discover nature off the beaten path in different areas of the park in this summer series. Participants will earn a button for each of the three Seldom Seen programs attended.

Archery, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Nature Center. Stop by any time during the program to learn to shoot a compound bow. For ages 8 and older.

Fireflies, 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Indian Ridge bulletin board. A half-mile hike.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Going Batty, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Ash Grove picnic area. Watch bats flying and catching insects.

Metro Five-0: Level 3 -- Habitat Trek, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Nature Center. Take a 2-mile hike to explore different habitats and learn about the plants and animals that call them home. For ages 50 and older.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Hot Dogs, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Nature Center. A 1.25-mile walk with dogs.

Relaxing Yoga, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Nature Center. Bring a towel or mat. All age groups and experience levels may participate.

Just 4 Kids: International Mud Day, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Natural Play Area at Cherry Ridge. Children can play in mud and dirt, and water for cleaning up will be provided.

Clear Creek Metro Park

185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge

Metro Five-0: Level 3 -- Book Talk and Walk, 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the Barnebey-Hambleton picnic area. A discussion about "A Walk in the Wood" by Bill Bryson and a 1-mile walk through the wood. Participants should read the book beforehand. For ages 50 and older.

Winnowing Rock Backcountry Hike, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Park Office. Take a rugged 4-mile backcountry hike through a variety of habitats including the hemlock forest.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

For Families: Wetland Animals, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Honda Wetland Education Area. Visit with wildlife and discover animals hiding in the wetland on a 1-mile hike.

Summer Movie Series: "Good Dinosaur," 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Energy Center. Nature activities will be held before the movie is started at 9 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Parasitic Plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Nature Center. Take a 2-mile hike to check out some of the most unusual plants in Ohio.

Twilight Hike and Campfire, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 29, at Big Meadows picnic area. Participants will make mud pies and dirt dessert, dig for worms and paint a muddy mural.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

For Families: Pond Life, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 28, at the Barn Shelter. Dip nets in the pond to discover who lives there.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Metro Five-0: Level 2 -- Gardening for Butterflies, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Gardens Entrance. Learn how to attract butterflies to gardens and create homes for them. For ages 50 and older.

Evening Garden Walk, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Gardens Entrance. Take a guided stroll through the gardens.

Follow Nature's Drum, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, and Wednesday, June 29, at the Education Pavilion. Explore the sounds of nature through sensory activities and crafts.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson

Late Night Fishing, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Darby Bend Lakes. Darby Bend Lakes and Beaver Lake are open until midnight for fishing.

Time for Twos, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Prairie View picnic area. Children age 2 will learn about frogs and catch a tadpole.

Tadpoles at the Playground, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Prairie View picnic area. Children can play on the playground and see and play with tadpoles.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Fireflies, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Millstone Picnic Area bulletin board. Search for fireflies in the field, discover how they glow and communicate and try to catch and release a few.

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.

Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, until midnight Friday, June 24, at the Climbing Wall. The climbing wall will stay open. Climbers must bring their own equipment. Late night fishing also available from the dock on the Scioto River.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Friday Night Float, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Schrock Lake West bulletin board. Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on Schrock Lake. Canoes and equipment provided. Kids must fit into a life jacket to ride.

Canoe the Lake, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at the Schrock Lake West bulletin board. Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on Schrock Lake. Canoes and equipment provided. Kids must fit into a life jacket to ride.

Lunchtime chat: Bees Please, noon Tuesday, June 28, at the Maple Grove picnic shelter. Learn about honeybees and Metro Parks' efforts to promote these pollinators.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Teens on the Farm: Life and Work on an 1880s Farm, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23. Meet and care for farm animals, try making a snack in the pre-electric kitchen and participate in some entertainment available in the 1880s.

Family Storytime: How Does Your Garden Grow, 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25. Listen to a story, help with some gardening chores and taste some of the vegetables grown in the kitchen garden.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Music Bash: Bluegrass, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Buzzard's Roost picnic area. The Slate Ridge Bluegrass Band will play American roots music. Plenty of seating available at picnic tables or bring a folding chair. Concert series sponsored by Friends of Metro Parks.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

International Mud Day, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Play in the Natural Play Area's mud pit to celebrate.

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.