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

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


Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Preschoolers: Nesters, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday at the Cedar Ridge Lodge. Learn how and why birds make nests through a story, song and craft.

Brown Bag Lunch Special: Ohio Wildlife Center, 11:30 a.m. Friday at the naturalist's office. See live animals and learn about OWS rehabilitation efforts.

Yoga in the Park, 9 a.m. Saturday at the naturalist's office. Bring a mat and blanket and learn some basic yoga movements.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Give Me a Bug Lite, 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Nature Center. Take a two-mile walk in search of fireflies.

Pollinator Display, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. View a display about the animals that pollinate flowers.

Nature Kids: Down to Earth Animals, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Monday at the Nature Center. Discover animals that call dirt home.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville

Preschoolers: Get Buggy, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Catch and release bugs in the Pet Trail field.

Gourmet Campfire, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cherry Ridge Program Area. Sing old songs around the campfire while good food cooks over the fire. Bring seating.

It's Easy Being Green, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Learn about the energy-saving measures Metro Parks has taken and how to become "green" in your own home.

Chestnut Ridge Metro Park

8445 Winchester Road, N.W., Carroll

Friday Night Fishing, 7-8:30.m. Friday at the Springhouse Program Area. Children age 15 and younger can try fishing in the pond. Some bait and poles available.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Amphibian Night Hike, 8 p.m. Thursday at the Honda Wetlands Education Area. Discover frogs and toads in this walk around the wetlands. Bring a flashlight.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center

Nature Photography Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Enjoy a day of workshops and photo trips throughout the park.

Salamander Search, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Search the ravine for these amphibians on a 2.5-mile hike.

Campfire Sing-Along, 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Coves Picnic Area. Toast marshmallows and share songs around the fire. Bring seating and food to roast.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road,


Summer Children's Program: Biomes, 10 a.m. Friday at the Program Area. Ages 12 and younger are invited to explore areas in North America with similar climates, plants and animals.

Evening Garden Walk, 7 p.m. Sunday at the garden entrance. Take a guided stroll through the gardens.

Summer Children's Program: Heredity, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday or 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Program Area. Ages 12 and younger can learn how specific traits in humans and plants are passed on from generation to generation.

Pickerington Ponds

Metro Park

7680 Wright Road,

Canal Winchester

Bats by the Barn, 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the park office. Discover Ohio's bats through activities and observation.

Morning Bike Ride, 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Take a 10-mile ride along the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson

Late Night Fishing, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Darby Bend Lakes, 2755 Amity Road, Hilliard. The park will stay open for late night fishing.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Firefly Frenzy, 9 p.m. Friday at the Schrock Lake west bulletin board. Take a one-mile walk and learn about fireflies and how to attract them.

Nocturnal Noises, 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Take a tram ride and listen and look for animals along the way.

Preschoolers: Growing Things Tram Ride, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Ride the tram and learn about plants, then make a craft to take home.

Lunchtime Chat: History Tour, noon Thursday, July 2, at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Learn about the park's history on a tram tour.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Tram Trek, 3- 5 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Tour the park via tram. Trams run continuously between the picnic area and the farm.

Twilight Tram Trek, 8:45 p.m. Saturday at the Shady Grove Program Area. Enjoy a campfire and tram ride to experience nature as the sun goes down.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Crafts for Kids, 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday and Saturday. Try some take-home crafts from the 1880s.

From Working Farm to Living Museum, 2 p.m. Saturday. Take a 45-minute guided tour and learn about the farm's history.

Wheels on the Farm, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Play a game of "I Spy" to learn the many ways wheels are used at the farm.

Family Storytime: Horsing Around, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Learn some facts about horses with a story and craft, then meet the farm's draft horses.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Three Creeks Fest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Celebrate recreation and watersheds during this annual family fun day event. Environmental exhibits and activities, bike safety checks, games, canoeing and live animals are all planned.

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.