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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Fun

In which FALL activity are you most likely to participate?

Visit haunted houses
Visit apple orchard
Wander through a corn maze
Watch NB's Halloween Parade
Pick from a pumpkin patch
None of the above

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UPDATED: Fall Programs at Wood County Parks
Posting Date: 10/07/2014

Scarecrow Workshop
Tuesday, October 7; 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wood County Historical Center

13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green

Join in on the fun of the fall tradition of building scarecrows. We provide the straw, string, support pole, and refreshments; you bring scarecrow clothes, decoration, and support for the scarecrow's back and arms (to attach to the display pole, if needed). You can take it home or enter it in our annual Scarecrow Contest to win cash prizes. Forms will be available at the workshop. Contest scarecrows will be left on display for our October 18th Folklore and Funfest at the Historical Center. Leaders: Jim Witter and Craig Spicer



Lake Erie Blue Scum, Toxic Microcystin - and Your Health

Wednesday, October 8; 7:00-8:00 p.m.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Microcystins are in our drinking water. As problems with the algae in Lake Erie affect our public water system, it is critical that we understand how serious it can be. Dr. Earl W. Campbell, Jr. MD, emeritus professor of Medicine, MCO-U Toledo, helps us understand cyanobacteria, its unique survival features, and the microcystin toxin it produces. Dr. Campbell discusses dangerous long-term and short-term health effects of microcystin on humans, including cancer and death. The presentation will include current recommendations from the International Joint Commission report of the Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority. Sponsored by Lake Erie Waterkeeper Alliance, Perrysburg League of Women Voters, and Perrysburg Boat Club.

Native Nursery Nights

Thursday, October 9; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Reuthinger Preserve

30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg

Join us on Thursday nights this October at the Native Plant Nursery and Greenhouse at Reuthinger Preserve. Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them. Leader Lori Parratt

Black Swamp Conservancy & Wood County Park District Present:

DOWN-HOME:

Celebrating Our Local Heritage with Music, Food & Brews

Saturday, October 11; 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Bring the family for an afternoon of local live music (Bowling

Green's own Acoustic Penguin), local food (ticket price includes BBQ chicken/pulled pork and sides from Jimmy G's of Fremont), and local beer (offering varieties for sale from the Maumee Bay Brewing Co.) - also featuring a farm animal petting zoo, tractor displays, and guided tours of the woods and historic homestead. Come enjoy a day at the Wood County Park District's (and Black Swamp Conservancy protected) Carter Historic Farm! Tickets on sale now - purchase your tickets online at www.blackswamp.org under the "Get Involved" tab, or call the Conservancy office at 419-872-5263.

Volunteer Naturalist Experience

Saturday, October 11; 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

William Henry Harrison Park

644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville

Explore the parks with naturalist staff to further develop your knowledge and interpretive skills. Perfect for Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists wanting to assist with hikes and other nature programs; this program is also open to the public. In case of inclement weather, an indoor interpretive session will be provided. Leader: Pam Menchaca

Pumpkin Carving

Thursday, October 16; 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wood County Historical Center: Adam Phillips Shelter House

13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green

Here's a chance to practice your pumpkin carving and help us prepare for the Halloween Folklore & Funfest. The carved pumpkins will be lit and used at the Folklore & Funfest. At the end of the night we will elect a winning pumpkin. If you would like to keep your pumpkin, you can pick it up at the end of Folklore & Funfest on October 18. Please register online at www.wcparks.org or call 419-353-1897. Leader: Bryan Bockbrader

Folklore & Funfest

Saturday, October 18; 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Wood County Historical Center

13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green

You will have a ghoulishly good time at this family-oriented event full of fall fun. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged. Museum tours, wagon rides, cider pressing, children's games and more activities are available to explore! Admission is free. This event is co-sponsored by the Wood County Park District and the Wood County Historical Museum. No registration necessary.

 

 
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