Preservation Parks of Delaware County

For more information about Preservation Parks, visit www. preservationparks.com or call (740) 524-8600.

The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

Visitors to the model train displays at the Big Walnut Community Trail (168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury) can be entered in a drawing for a model railroad set. Purchase tickets during open houses held by the Model Railroaders of Delaware County. Open houses are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12, and Dec. 3; and from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. Tickets are $1. Proceeds allow the model railroaders to continue to expand the display.

Drawings will be at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. Entrants need not be present to win. For additional information, call (740) 524-8600, ext. 5, or Jim Bringardner at (740) 548-7517.

• Halloween around the Fire, 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. Bring the family (age 7 and up) for an evening of scary stories around the fireplace at The Lodge. Enjoy refreshments, a live critter or two, and a costume contest. Registration required by Oct. 27. Call (740) 524-8600, ext. 3, or email register@preservationparks.com. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.

• “Creature Feature: Reptiles of Ohio,” 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4. Now is your chance to get over your fear of snakes and learn about Ohio reptiles. Meet some live native Ohio reptiles and learn how they survive during the long, cold winter. All ages. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.

• “Holiday Terrarium,” 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5. A parks volunteer will show how to create a special terrarium to serve as a holiday centerpiece or to give as a gift. Fee: $15. Reservations required by Oct. 28; call (740) 524-8600, ext. 3, or email: register@preservationparks.com. Ages 18 and up. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.