Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Nov. 21-28.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Preschoolers: Oh Deer!, 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3-5 can learn about whitetailed deer.

Off-Trail Hike, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at the Nature Center. Visitors can explore remote areas of the park on a 3-mile hike.

Nature Print Contest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 at the Nature Center. Guests can view entries and winners from the 2019 Nature Photo Contest.

Feed the Stream, 1 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Nature Center. Guests can feed worms and crickets to fish in the stream.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Tots on Trails, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Nature Center. Children ages 4 and younger and their caregivers can take a half-mile walk.

Draw a Turkey, 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Nature Center. Children ages 12 and older can draw a turkey. Materials provided.

Turkey Trek, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 2-mile walk to search for signs of turkeys.

Wild Turkey Display, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about turkeys.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Buckeye Trail-Gate Party, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 1.5-mile hike, have hot dogs and play yard games.

Duck ID Hike, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about the waterfowl at Thoreau Lake.

Turkey Talk, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about turkeys and take a short hike to look for them.

Turkey Trot, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Nature Center. Guests can take a 2-mile run with a naturalist.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Walk and Woof, 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at Glacier Ridge Dog Park. Guests can take a 2.5-mile hike with their dog.

Highbanks Metro Park

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

For Families: Thanksgiving Crafts, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Nature Center. Children ages 3 and older can make fall-themed crafts.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Family Fun and Games, 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Lakeside Pavilion. Children ages 4-12 can participate in games and activities.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Family Craft Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Greenhouse Multipurpose Center. Visitors can make holiday crafts and gifts. Materials provided.

Rocky Fork Metro Park

7180 Walnut St., Westerville

Winter Hawks, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 24 at the Rocky Fork Bulletin Board. Guests can search the park for hawks.

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

Preschoolers: Puppet Show, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27 at Spring Hollow. Children ages 3-5 can watch a show featuring the Discovery Forest puppets.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester

Turkeys, Traditions and Thanksgiving, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 at the Farmhouse. Guests can learn about holiday food customs including corn, pumpkins and turkey butchering.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Walk to the Eagles' Nest, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Confluence Area. Guests can learn about eagles and take a 2-mile off-trail hike to visit their nesting site.

For Adults: Off-Trail Adventure, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Confluence Area. Guests ages 18 and older can explore rarely seen parts of the park on a 2.5-mile hike.

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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