Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for June 22-29.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Brown Bag Special: Cold-blooded Critters, 11:30 a.m. June 23 at the nature center. Guests will learn about the lives of some of the native reptiles and amphibians.
Stream Quality Monitoring, 10 a.m. June 24 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will learn how to become a stream-quality monitoring volunteer for Division of Watercraft's Scenic Rivers Program.
Moth Mania, 9:30 p.m. to midnight June 24 at the nature center. Guests will help set light traps to lure moths.
Bison, 1 p.m. June 25 at the nature center. Guests will take a 1-mile hike to see North America's largest land mammal.
Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. June 25 at the nature center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Story Time, 10 a.m. June 22 at the nature. Guests will enjoy a few nature stories and make a simple craft.
Barking Breakfast, 9 a.m. June 24 at the nature center. Guests will bring their dogs for a 2-mile breakfast walk. Treats will be provided for pets and people.
Dragons and Damsels, 2 p.m. June 25 at the Ash Grove Picnic Center. Guests will explore the world of dragonflies and damselflies and learn to identify these fast-flying predators.
Metro Five-0: Level 1 Bird Feeding 101, 11 a.m. June 28 at the nature center. Ages 50 and older will learn how to attract birds to their yards.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Preschoolers: Spittle Bugs, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 22. Guests will search for spittle bugs on plants in the fields and along the trail.
Scavenger Hunt, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 at the nature center. Guests will pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and explore the park. Return completed sheets to receive a prize.
Relaxing Yoga, 6:30 p.m. June 26. Guests will bring a mat or towel and let the stress of the day melt away with an hour of relaxing yoga. For all ages and skill levels.
International Mud Day, noon to 2:30 p.m. June 29. Guests will enjoy muddy play at one of the four Mud and Madness obstacles. Buckets and towels will be provided.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
For Kids: Firemaking, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 22 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Ages 8-14 will try their hands at making fire with flint and steel.
Metro Parks Bike Tour 2017, 10 a.m. June 24 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will enjoy a family-friendly series of rides with park rangers to explore the bike trails. Rides include a long and a short route for experienced bikers and those just starting out. A patch will be given to anyone completing four of the six rides.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Brown Bag Lunch: Invasive Insects, noon June 22 at the nature center. Guests will enjoy a chat about invasive insects and then take a short hike to look for them.
Metro Five-0: Level 1 More Than S'mores, 8:30 p.m. June 23 at the nature center. Ages 50 and older will gather around the campfire and learn a few twists on the traditional s'more and other campfire treats.
Stream-Quality Monitoring Volunteer Workshop, 2 p.m. June 24 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will learn how to become a stream-quality monitor volunteer for the Ohio Division of Watercraft's Scenic Rivers Program.
Geocaching, 1 p.m. June 25 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will learn about geocaching and use a GPS unit to find hidden surprises in the natural play area.
Taekwondo: Confidence, 10 a.m. June 27 at the nature center. Guests will join instructors from Tiger Woo's for a taekwondo lesson on the theme of confidence. All ages and skill levels are invited.
International Mud Day, 10 a.m. to noon June 29 at the Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will get down and dirty to make mud pies and dirt dessert, dig for worms and play in the natural play area's giant mud pit.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
Summer Entertainment Series: Columbus Zoo, 7 p.m. June 29 at the amphitheater. Guests will enjoy a 1-hour performance featuring animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The event is sponsored by Giant Eagle.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays at the Herb Garden. Guests will meet members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit and have their questions answered.
Family Garden Yoga, 10 a.m. June 23 and 24 at the Education Pavilion. Guest will practice their animal, plant and gardening poses in a fun, relaxing and family-focused stretching program. Participants should bring mats or blankets.
Meet the Artists, 2 to 4 p.m. June 25 at the Innis House. Guests will meet artists from Creative Women of Color and view their photography and painting exhibit, "A Walk in the Park."
Evening Garden Walk, 7 p.m. June 25 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests will take a guided stroll through the gardens.
Summer Children's Programs: Tomatoes, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 27 and 28 at the Education Pavilion. Ages 8 and younger will get to know Ohio's state fruit, the tomato, through activities and crafts.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Search for Fireflies, 8:45 p.m. June 24 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will see a glowing display of lightning bugs and learn about them.
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 children for a nature-inspired story or two.
Birdwatching for Beginners, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars and search for birds.
Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, June 23 at the Climbing Wall. The climbing wall will stay open until midnight. The park will provide four auto belays, but climbers must bring their own climbing harness. Late night fishing will be available from the dock on the Scioto River.
Metro Parks Bike Tour 2017, 9 a.m. June 25 at the Park Office. Guests will enjoy a family-friendly series of rides with park rangers to explore the bike trails. All rides include a long and a short route for experienced bikers and those just starting out. A patch will be given to anyone completing four of the six rides.
Metro Five-0: Level 1 Book Talk: "Wesley the Owl," noon June 29 at the Picnic Shelter. Ages 50 and older will join for a discussion of "Wesley the Owl" by Stacey O'Brien. The book follows a biologist who raises a barn owl.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Movie in the Park: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," 8 p.m. June 23 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will enjoy a visit from Ohio Wildlife Center's owls and other activities before watching "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The movie, rated PG, will begin at dark. Guests should bring their own seating.
Preschoolers: Woods Wander, 9:30 and 11 a.m. as well as 1 p.m. June 29 at the Natural Play Area. Preschoolers will explore the woods off-trail in the natural play area.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
What is It?, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22-25. Guests will guess what everyday objects from the 1880s are and what they do.
Family Storytime: How Does Your Garden Grow, 11 a.m. June 23 and 24. Guests will enjoy a story, help with some gardening chores and taste some of the vegetables grown in the kitchen garden.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Preschoolers: All About Pollinators, 10 a.m. June 22 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will discover the importance of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with activities.
The Big Splash, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will enjoy canoeing, creeking, a water balloon toss and other water-related activities. Free hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must be 40-inches or taller to ride in canoes.
Summer's Eve Fun Walk, 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will use sight, sound, taste, touch and smell to explore nature on an easy 1-mile walk.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 614-895-6240) to schedule these services.