Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Nov. 7-14.

Battelle Darby Creek

Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Howl at the Moon, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Wagtail Trailhead. Guests can take a 2-mile hike with their dog.

Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Cedar Ridge Lodge. Guests can learn yoga in a natural setting.

Photo Group: Image Review, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 18 and older can share their photographs and receive feedback.

Tale of the Tepee, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Nature Center. Guests can explore a Native American hunting shelter and learn how it was built.

Preschoolers: Oh Deer!, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-5 can learn about whitetailed deer.

Full Beaver Moon Hike, 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Ranger Station. Visitors can take a 4-mile hike through fields and forests.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Animal Group Names Display, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about the names used for collective groups of animals.

Nature School: Trees, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about common Ohio trees.

Fall Crafts, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Nature Center. Children ages 4-12 can make fall-themed crafts.

Preschoolers: Fall Festivities, 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Beech Maple Lodge. Children ages 3-5 can participate in a fall festival featuring activities and crafts.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Native American Soup, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about some ingredients Native Americans may have used in food preparations and sample some hot soup.

Nature Print Contest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can view entries and winners from the 2019 Nature Photo Contest.

Woodpecker Wonders, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Blendon Ravines, 5280 Cambria Way. Guests can search for woodpeckers on a 1.5-mile, off-trail hike through the Blendon Ravines property.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Nature App at Your Fingertips, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Maintenance Shop. Guests can learn about nature applications and take a hike to use them on their smartphones.

Adults: Fall Tree ID, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Shelter House. Guests ages 18 and older can take a 1-mile hike to learn the basics of tree identification.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

Family Fun Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Nature Center. Visitors ages 3 and older can roast s'mores around a campfire, make crafts and participate in activities.

Howl at the Moon Dog Hike, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 3.5-mile hike with their dogs.

Preschool: People of the Past, 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-5 can learn about the Native American people who lived at Highbanks.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Mercury Transit, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests can watch Mercury pass in front of the sun through a solar telescope or on the NASA livestream.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Metro Five-0 Level 2: Fall Color Walk, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests ages 50 and older can take a walk through Inniswood.

Wellness in the Gardens: Zumba, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Education Pavilion. Certified Zumba instructor Carrie Rose will lead a dance-fitness class for beginners.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St.,

Columbus

Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon. Guests can bring little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.

Weekly Bird Hike, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests can search for birds in the park.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave.,

Westerville

GPS Hide-N-Seek, 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Natural Play Area. Guests can use a GPS to search for items in the forest.

Fast-Paced Adult Moon Hike, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests ages 18 and older can take a 2.8-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural surface trails.

Homeschoolers: Geocaching 101, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Spring Hollow. Children ages 6-12 can learn about geocaching then use a GPS to go on a treasure hunt.

Slate Run Living

Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Firewood Warms You Twice, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 at the Farmhouse. Guests can use a two-man saw or shingle splitter and learn about varieties of wood.

Homeschoolers: Thanksgiving Traditions, 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Farmhouse. Students ages 7-17 can learn about the history of Thanksgiving foods and traditions.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Preschoolers: Hibernation Time, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Confluence Area. Children ages 3-5 can listen to stories about how wild animals stay warm in winter.

Calling All Kids: Campfire Building, 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Confluence Area. Children ages 6-15 can learn to build a fire then toast marshmallows.

For Adults: Campfire Cooking, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Confluence Area. Guests ages 18 and older can learn about cooking food over a campfire and try samples.

Metro Five-0 Level 3: Winter Wildlife Science, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Confluence Area. Guests ages 50 and older can take a 2-mile walk and learn how wildlife survives in the cold.

Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.

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