Play Pals will be held on Thursday, November 1 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration Building. Play Pals is open to children ages 2-4 along with an adult caregiver. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities with their little ones. Sing, dance and enjoy activities that encourage new learning experiences such as story time, sensory stations, craft and more. The registration fee is $5 and pre registration is required. For more information call 328-PARK.
Fool Tom the Turkey
Fool Tom the Turkey begins November 1 at Snyder Park. Test your knowledge about the first thanksgiving. Tom the Turkey will be hiding in 3 different locations at Snyder Park the week of November 1-4. At each location, Tom the Turkey will ask you questions and try to fool you. Submit your answers by tagging National Trail Parks and Recreation District on Facebook or emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each correct answer counts as an entry into a drawing for a chance to win a Bowman & Landes turkey. Tom the Turkey will move to Buck Creek Nature Park the week of November 13-18 and Smith Park in New Carlisle the week of November 15-19. Fool Tom the Turkey is sponsored by Bowman & Landes. For more information call 328-PARK.
Miracle on Mitchell Holiday Bazaar Open House
Miracle on Mitchell will take place on Sunday, November 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the NTPRD Administration Building. Shop for a unique gift at this Holiday Bazaar and Open House. The event is free and open to the community and will feature many items from vendors and a great way to jump start your holiday shopping. For more information call 328-PARK.
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Course
A Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training will be held in 2019 by National Trail Parks and Recreation District and the Clark County Park District, in collaboration with the Ohio State University. Course locations will vary from week to week to help acquaint participants with the natural area around Clark County. The deadline to submit an application is November 30, 2018. For more information call 328-PARK.
Bucket Busters Basketball
Register now for Bucket Busters Basketball for youth in grades 5-7. This is a co-ed recreational league with an emphasis on improving skill development through practices and games. Participants will meet two or three times a week starting in December with games starting in January. Days, times and locations are to be determined. Teams will be organized by schools if possible. The registration fee is $35 and the deadline to register is November 2, 2018. Registration is available online by going to www.ntprd.org or in person at the NTPRD Administration Building. For more information call 328-PARK.
Dribblers Youth Basketball
Dribblers Basketball is for youth in Grades 1 & 2. This instructional league teaches the basic skills of the game through drills, stations and games. This 6-week program will be held twice a week starting in January. Days and times and location are to be determined. Adult participation is required. The registration fee is $35 and the deadline to register is November 30, 2018.
Junior Jammers Basketball
Junior Jammers Basketball is open to youth in grades 3-4 and is a highly instructional league with an emphasis on skill development. This 6-week program will be held 2 times a week starting in January. The first 2 weeks will be clinic and practice style sessions with the last four weeks being practices and games. Days, times and locations are to be determined. The registration fee is $35 and the deadline to register is November 30, 2018. For more information call 328-PARK.
Trail Walkers is held on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on our local multi-purpose trails. Trail Walkers is a guided, self-paced walk that highlights the multi-purpose trail system while promoting fitness, fellowship and fun. The next Trail Walkers is scheduled for October 30, meeting at the NTPRD Administration Building. Trail Walkers is sponsored by Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home and Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. For more information call NTPRD at 328-PARK.
Trail Hikers is organized by National Trail Parks and Recreation District and held on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Rebert Pike Nature Park on the 1st, 3rd & 5th weeks of the month and at New Reid Park on the 2nd & 4th week. These guided, self-paced hikes will allow you to explore and enjoy our local natural environment. Hiking boots are recommended. The program is free. For more information call 328-PARK.
A new season of Talkin’ Baseball will begin on Wednesday, November 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration Building. Activities will include a monthly trivia contest, book or video exchange with a baseball topic of discussion. This program is presented by the Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame.