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Pumpkin carving, folklore among park events PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 14 October 2013 10:26
Register for the following Wood County Park District programs at www.wcparks.org or by calling 419-353-1897.
•    Self Defense Classes, 4 to 6 p.m. today and Tuesday, W.W. Knight Nature Preserve - Learn simple self-defense techniques from black belt Evan Taylor. Come dressed in work-out clothing. Taylor is conducting the classes as his Eagle Scout project with the park district.
•    Pumpkin Carving, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Wood County Historical Center, Adam Phillips Shelter House - Practice pumpkin carving and help prepare for the Halloween Folklore and Funfest. The carved pumpkins will be lit and used at the event. A winning pumpkin will be selected at the end of the evening. To keep your pumpkin, pick it up at the end of the festival on Saturday.
•    Folklore and Funfest, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Wood County Historical Center - This family-friendly event offers museum tours, wagon rides, cider pressing, children's games and more. Admission is free. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged. This event is co-sponsored by the Wood County Park District and the Wood County Historical Museum.
•    Nature in Disguise, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23, W.W. Knight Nature Preserve - Come for an evening walk in the park and meet Nature in Disguise. The trail will be alight with luminaries. Meet nocturnal critters and learn fun facts about them, such as how they find food, see at night, and what their scat looks like. Registration is recommended, but you can come at your leisure. It'll take at least 45 minutes to walk the trail. Complimentary refreshments will be available in the nature center.
•    Seed Collection volunteer opportunity, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Bradner Preserve - Help the Wood County Park District with the native plant project by helping collect seeds right out of the prairie. No experience needed. Dress to work outdoors.

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