The first Dog Day Run/Walk is planned Oct. 13 to benefit the Tiffin Bark Park Project.
Runners are invited to take their dogs on a 5K run through a city and country route, while walkers can take a 1-mile walk with a pet for fresh air and exercise.
Runners and walkers are not required to include their pets.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the former Rainbow Muffler on North Washington Street. Cost is $25 if received before race day, or $30 on race day. It includes a T-shirt for humans and a doggie bag for canines. Discounts are available for teams with four or more members.
The run begins at 9 a.m., and the walk at 9:15, rain or shine.
For a registration form, visit sponsor McClung's Animal Hospital, Brad McClung, 2822 SR 100, or register online at www.tiffinbarkpark.com/registration.
Seneca County Park District invites Young Adventurers ages 6-12 to "Migration Madness" at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Tiffin University Nature Preserve.
Children can learn about animals that migrate through Ohio, where they end up and why. They can follow clues on their own "migration route."
To register or for more information, call (419) 435-3915.
Corn husk flowers are the topic during a Sandusky County Park District "Meet Me at the Cabin" program at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at White Star Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.
Join naturalist Linda Rose to learn how to create flowers from corn husks for arrangements or wreaths. All supplies are provided.
Registration is required by calling (419) 334-4495.
A color sketching workshop is planned 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 at Hancock Park District's Riverbend Recreation Area, shelter 3, to learn basic pen-and-ink techniques and proper methods to apply color through watercolor or colored pencil.
Participants should plan to be outside for at least one hour during the program and should bring a collapsible chair. All other workshop materials will be provided. If there is inclement weather, the workshop will be indoors.
Register by calling (419) 425-7275 by Oct. 12 with $5 per person.
Get batty at the October Wee Ones program 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.
The program is recommended for children ages 3 and younger with an adult companion, but siblings are welcome. The program includes a story, activities and a craft about bats.
For more information, visit www.hancockparks.com.
Herpetologist Shawn Heflick is to be featured in a program at Lowe-Volk Nature Center, 2401 SR 598, Crestline, at noon Saturday.
His passions include wildlife, conservation and exploration. He has been featured in PBS "Nature's Python Invasion," the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," Smithsonian Channel's "Titaniboa," Time Magazine, Time Magazine for Kids, National Geographic and is a host of NatGeo Wild's "The Python Hunters."
For more information, call (419) 683-9000.
"Tellin' Tales: Hunters' Sightings" is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Crawford Park District'as Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598.
Tellin' Tales is a program to share information about Crawford County's natural history. Share stories of the county's geology, farming history, weather catastrophes or other happenings. A special focus for this Tellin' Tales is the natural history knowledge gained by outdoorsmen and women.
A Leesville history roundtable discussion will follow at 3:15 p.m. Anyone who has a connection to Leesville or is interested in the history of the area is invited to participate in the discussion led by Joe Everly.
Naturalist Warren Uxley is to offer a hike at Daughmer Savannah, 786 Marion Melmore Road, a remnant of one of North America's most endangered ecosytems - the bur oak savannah.
Early fall brings dramatic changes to grasslands. But, the subtle differences in colors of grasses and sedges in the fall can make identification easier.
Meet at the parking lot on Marion-Melmore Road, just north of SR 294.
For more information, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.
- Compiled by Vicki Johnson, A-T staff writer