Park programs, Oct. 11
FREMONT – Sandusky County Park District is to host Farm Day noon-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Creek Bend Farm, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey. Corn takes center stage as the theme this year at the 1930s-’50s-era farm park. Activities include kid games, a bird banding station, a portable sawmill demo, a tour of 1862 house and Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power working in the field. Participants also can look at plans for a new nature center scheduled to be built on site.
A fall color hike is planned 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 on the North Coast Inland Trail, CR 292, Bellevue. Enjoy an afternoon stroll on the bike path with a naturalist. No registration required.
FINDLAY – Steve Rice of Millstream Astronomy Club plans to show people how to look at the moon in a new way and find the “Lady in the Moon” at 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Meet at Riverbend Recreation Area’s shelter 5. There is to be a public viewing after the program, weather conditions permitting.
Riverbend Recreation Area is off SR 568, east of Findlay.
Hancock Park District is hosting its 15th annual Enchanted Forest Walk 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The walk is designed to provide an alternative, non-scary, educational activity for family members who are at least 5 years old to celebrate Halloween and the ever-changing season of autumn. Participants can begin their walk at the “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center and are to be guided to a variety of stations in small groups leaving in 15-minute intervals. Along the trail, participants are to stop at a variety of interpretive and nature-based stations. After the walk, participants can go to the Discovery Center to warm up near the outdoors fireplace and enjoy refreshments. Advance registration is required with $2 per person by Thursday at the park office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., Findlay. Participants will be given a start time and final instructions.
Oakwoods preserve is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off West Sandusky Street off CR 144 west of Findlay.
For more information, visit www.HancockParks.com or call (419) 425-PARK.
BUCYRUS – Colonel Crawford Lions Club is sponsoring recycling at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Leesville, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19. Items to be accepted include: cardboard; clear, brown/green/blue glass (separated by color); No. 1 plastics; No. 2 plastics (colors do not have to be separated); newspaper, magazines, office paper and junk mail; steel cans; aluminum cans; computer towers, laptops, printers, cell phones; household batteries; CFL lightbulbs, from households only; and eyeglasses. No computer monitors or TVs are to be accepted.
Crawford Park District’s Halloween Family Fun Night is set for 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lowe-Volk Park. An evening of family-oriented autumnal activities is planned. Halloween costumes are welcome, or just take part in activities such as a bonfire, hayride, face painting, nature art, movies and a treat bag for the first 300 kids. Take along a flashlight and go on a guided night hike in the woods, either haunted or not. Bucyrus Public Library plans a Story Walk.
A nature hike is set for 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Daughmer Savannah State Nature Preserve, 786 Marion Melmore Road, Bucyrus. Meet naturalist Warren Uxley in the parking lot for a walk in grassland habitat. Daughmer puts on a colorful show in late October including russet colors of prairie grasses.
A Walk & Stroll for look at leaves is planned children ages 3 and younger with an adult companion for 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Lowe-Volk Park. Join naturalist Josh Dyer to have fun with fallen leaves. Learn ways to encourage children to investigate and explore, using nature as the backdrop.
For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.