Reservations and registrations can be made for these September programs with the Wood County Park District by calling the main office at 419-353-1897 or visiting wcparks.org.
Native Nursery Night is Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Get started volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Help plant, maintain and harvest seed from the native plants in the nursery. All tools provided. Training will be provided at the beginning of the program.
Trick-for-Treat Geocaching will be Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve: Ann Sawyer Interpretive Center,26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg. Search the forest and quarry for hidden pumpkins that tell mysterious riddles. Solve them all to get as many treats as possible. Borrow one of the GPS units or bring a smartphone with the Google Maps app and search for hidden geocaches in the park; costumes encouraged. Dress for the weather and be prepared for substantial walking and self-guided exploration. No need to bring anything for exchange.
Make Cinnamon Apple Jelly on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road. Make a cinnamon apple juice, then turn right around and make jelly out of it.
Jack–O’–Lantern Archery Quick-Shots is set for Saturday fom 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Archery Range, 11126 Linwood Road. Register for one of these sessions to give this eerie archery program a shot. Carve a own pumpkin-target or use arrows to make a jack-o’-lantern. All pumpkins, carving tools and archery gear provided. The cost is $7/$5 FWCP.
Nurture the Nursery: Potluck is set for Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-noon atJ.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Get started volunteering at wcparks.org/volunteer. Help plant, maintain and harvest seed from the native plants in the nursery. All tools provided. Training will be provided at the beginning of the program. Celebrate the end of another month by bringing a dish to share for a potluck at the end of the program.
Letters From an American Farmer will be held Oct. 25 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Carter Historic Farm. The Classics Revisited book club will be meeting at the farm this month, and welcomes all interested readers to join them in discussion of “Letters From an American Farmer” byJ. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur. Discussion will be led by Virginia Dean.
Fall Color Tram Tours will be held Oct. 26 from 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. at Black Swamp Preserve, 1014 S. Maple Road. Take a leisurely ride down the Slippery Elm Trail to Rudolph to enjoy the vibrant autumnal foliage colors. Tram is open-sided so dress appropriately.
Go on a Fall Foliage Fun Walk on Oct. 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Bradner Preserve, Nature Center, 11491 Fostoria Road. Learn a little about why some leaves turn red, orange, yellow, purple or brown.
Native Nursery Night Wrap-up is set for Oct. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
Go on a Spooky Hike Oct. 28 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Bradner Nature Preserve. During this after-hours hike, look for nighttime animals and share ghost stories. Families welcome, registration required.
Crochet for Adults will be held Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at Carter Historic Farm. Connect with your past and develop a new hobby. Learn the basics of crochet and make a scarf. Crochet hook and yarn will be included. Coffee will be provided.