Parks programs scheduled

Staff Report

Preservation Parks of Delaware County has several programs lined up for the next several weeks.

Registration is not required for the following programs:

• Saturday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Halloween in the Hollow.” Come to the lodge and explore some of nature’s spooky animals. Go on a scavenger hunt, hike the trail, relax around the fire and enjoy some refreshments. All ages. Shale Hollow Preserve, 6320 Artesian Run.

• Sunday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m. “Trick or Treat Trail.” One of Preservation Parks’ premier events. Bring your children, in costume, to collect goodies from characters along the Acorn Trail. Paint a pumpkin and take a hayride. Before or after, visit Gallant Farm across the road for a demonstration on corn shocking. Free; all ages. Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road.

Sign up now for the following programs:

• Native American Flute Class. Program date and time: Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-noon; registration deadline: Oct. 23. Join us for an introduction to the Native American flute. You’ll learn the musical basics of the instrument, its importance in native American cultures, and a little flute history. The $60 cost covers the instrument, an instructional DVD and class instruction. Ages 12 and older. Shale Hollow Preserve.

• Preschool Park Pals: Playing with Pumpkins. Program date and times: Nov. 10, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; registration deadline: Nov. 3. Bring your preschoolers for some messy, sensory fun, as we touch, taste and play with everyone’s favorite squash – the pumpkin. Ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

• Make It and Take It: Natural Wreath. Program date and time: Nov. 29, 1 p.m.; registration deadline: Nov. 22. Make a wreath out of natural items that you can take home and display for your holiday gatherings. $15 program fee; ages 18 and older. Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.

Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by Preservation Parks of Delaware County.

Information for this story was provided by Preservation Parks of Delaware County.