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Hobo Stew and Halloween Campout
Hobo Stew and Halloween Campout @ Van Buren State Park
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day
The annual hobo stew and Halloween campout will be held Oct. 7-8 at Van Buren State Park. Among the activities will be hayrides, a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin crafts, a Halloween parade, silent auction, spooky train rides, and hobo stew, with campers and visitors providing items.
Pollinators 6:00 pm
Pollinators @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Dwight Wilson, bee expert and beekeeper, will discuss pollinators at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Bee-friendly, native wildflower seeds will be available for participants. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275
Meteor Shower Program 6:00 pm
Meteor Shower Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
A planetarium program about the meteor shower produced by dust from Halley’s Comet will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hancock Park District staff will present the program with other constellations and photos of planets and galaxies. After the program, there will be viewing of the meteor shower, which radiates from the constellation Orion and produces about 20 meteors per hour. The free program is recommended for individuals 5 years and older, accompanied by an adult. Because of limited space in the inflatable planetarium, registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Riverbend Recreation Area Hay Ride 1:00 pm
Riverbend Recreation Area Hay Ride @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm
Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead a hay ride and fall activities for kids Oct. 22 at Shelter 1 in Riverbend Recreation Area. After the hay ride, other activities will include a guided hike to seek hidden autumn leaves, pumpkin bowling, “Bug in a Haystack” and an acorn drop. Hay rides will be held at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is $5 per person and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Wee Ones in the Park: Pumpkins 10:00 am
Wee Ones in the Park: Pumpkins @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wee Ones in the Park, presented by Hancock Park District staff, will have a program about pumpkins at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held each time. The program will include a story, pumpkin bowling, feeling pumpkin parts, and making a pumpkin craft. The free program is recommended for 3 year old and younger children, accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.