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Pioneer Harvest Meal

Get a taste of history! Try roast venison and learn to make Johnny Cakes on a fire. Make fresh cider and hear folktales and ghost stories around the fire. Participants will receive a pioneer cookbook to take home. Pre-registration is required by October 13.
Saturday, October 21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Indian Mound Reserve: Indian Mound Reserve Williamson Mound lot

Night Ride: Xenia Station to Beavercreek Community Park and Carry-in

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region's bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. For this last ride we will have our Fifth Annual Food/Snack Carry-in (after ride) at Xenia Station. Celebrate Halloween by adding lights to yourself or your bicycle as we travel.
Saturday, October 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
Bike Trails: Creekside Trail

Open Schooling Day - Twin Towers

Open schooling will offer dressage arenas set with letters, stadium jump course and cross country course complete with water jump and bank complex. Cost is per horse per day. Event is held rain or shine and will be canceled due to thunderstorms. Stabling is available but limited. Cost per stall is $10 each and can be reserved by calling (937)562-6440.
NOTE: PRIOR TO MOUNTING YOUR HORSE, ALL RIDERS PLEASE SIGN IN WITH REGISTRATION. IF REGISTERING ON SITE- A COMPLETION OF A REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOLING ACTIVITIES.
Sunday, October 22, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Twin Towers Park

Pumpkin Glow

- Family Friendly
- Hundreds of carved pumpkins
- Funny pumpkin faces (Cartoon Characters, Halloween Characters and more)
- Pumpkin displays
- Guess the weight of a giant pumpkin
- Pumpkin slingshot
- Halloween selfies
- Glen Helen Owls 7:30-8:30 pm, Oct 27th only

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.

Fri., Sat. Oct. 27-28, 7:00-10:00 PM
Russ Nature Reserve

Volunteer Training- October

Citizen Science: Learn about all the different Citizen Science projects - Frog Watch, Butterfly Survey and more. See how your parks are using these projects for programs and research. Learn how you can get involved.
Monday, October 30, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Selfie Scavenger Hunt - Russ Reserve

Do you like a challenge? Like to solve mysteries or puzzles? Each month we will pick a different park. Greene County Parks & Trails Facebook page will provide a sheet of places and things found throughout the park. Participants must take a selfie at each place or with each thing. Download the selfies and turn in the sheet showing how many you have found. Prizes will be given for completing the scavenger hunt. Prizes can be picked up at the park office between the 5th and 25th of each month. So head out to the park with your family or friends and enjoy the hunt.
Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Nov. 1-30, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Russ Nature Reserve

Ladies Night Out - Basket and Bouquet

Ladies just because the spring flowers are gone does not mean you can't have a beautiful bouquet. Participants will begin by creating their own hanging basket. Once completed, we will decorate your basket with an autumn arrangement. Bring your girlfriend, relax and enjoy an evening out. Pre-registration is required by October 30.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.

Friday, November 3, 7:00-9:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center

Nature's Strikers

Natures carnivores have special adaptations that make them great competitors in the game of life. Come learn how to use similar skills and tactics on the soccer field in this special skills clinic. Participants must bring a water bottle and shin guards. Pre-registration is required by October 31.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.

Saturday, November 4, 12:00-2:00 PM
Hobson Freedom Park: Hobson Freedom Park Large Shelter

Greene County and the Underground Railroad

What role did Greene County play in the Underground Railroad? Feel the thrill of trying to survive as a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad through this interactive "play" that takes you through the very woods that slaves may have traveled on in Greene County. Learn where in Greene County the railroad ran and what cities played an important role. Children must be fifth grade or older to participate. Pre-registration is required by November 1.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.

Saturday, November 4, 7:00-10:00 PM
Indian Mound Reserve: Indian Mound Reserve Williamson Mound lot

Project Feeder Watch

Be a Citizen Scientist, learn more about birds. Throughout late autumn and winter we will be collecting information about birds that frequent our bird feeders. Bring your cup of coffee, relax in our bird viewing area and help us count the numbers and bird species that come to our feeders. After each feeder watch, join us for a mini-workshop. Each week we will do something different from making our own suet, learning bird calls and more.
Saturday, November 11, 10:00-11:30 AM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Nature Center