Outdoor Movie Night
An Outdoor Movie Night will take place on Saturday, September 23 in South Charleston, featuring Disney “Beauty and the Beast. Grab a blanket, lawn chair,family and friends and head to the movies. The movie is projected on a large inflatable screen. Movies begin at dark (approximately 8:30 pm) and will be held at the Train Depot in South Charleston. Movie night is sponsored by Madison Health. For more information call 328-PARK.
Prairie Seed Collection
A Prairie Seed Collection will take place on Friday, September 22 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Prairie Grass Trail in South Charleston. Help collect prairie wildflower and grass seeds to plant and help re-establish prairies in our parks. Meet at the Train Depot in South Charleston. Pre-registration is recommended by going to www.ntprd.org.This program is done in partnership with the Clark County Park District. For more information call 328-7275.
Early Childhood Art Exploration
Early Childhood Art Exploration will begin a 6-week session on Friday, September 29 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Springfield Museum of Art. Early Childhood Art Exploration is for children ages 2-4 along with an adult companion. Explore art elements such as color, texture, and line through fun engaging projects and activities. Perfect for the child who loves exploration. Be prepared to get your hands in paint and other messy stuff. The registration fee is $50 and the registration deadline is September 22. This program is in partnership with the Springfield Art Museum. For more information call 328-PARK.
Master Crafters is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration Building located at 1301 Mitchell Blvd. Master Crafters is open to youth ages 9-14. Let your creativity flow while meeting new friends at this after school program. Learn basic skills to create handmade decorations and gifts. The registration fee is $6 and the deadline to register is September 21. For more information call 328-PARK.
Wuffstock, the annual pet event, will be presented by National Trail Parks and Recreation District on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Snyder Park Clubhouse area. Wuffstock is a celebration of all things canine. Bring your BFF and oom-pa-pa your way to Wuffstock. Demonstrations, doggy costume contest, dog walk, live DJ, vendors and food trucks set the stage for this historic pet event. The Walking 4H Style dog walk will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and registration will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration for the walk will be held at the Happy Tails tent. For more information call 328-7275.
Chalktoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm at the National Road Commons Park in downtown Springfield. Project Jericho and National Trail Parks and Recreation District have teamed up to bring this family friendly event to downtown Springfield. Spend the afternoon listening to live music and watching chalk artists chalk the streets of Springfield. Attendees will also enjoy offerings from vendors, food trucks, kids activities along with education tables. Have a chance to create a chalk art masterpiece of your own and engage in other free, fun activities. Register to compete in the chalk art competition at ntprd.org. Participants will receive an assigned space, t-shirt and a set of standard chalk pastels. Prizes will be awarded to winners. The registration fee for the Chalk Art Competition is $25. For more information call 328-7275.
Project Scare-A Crow
Scare away the crows by creating your very own classic scarecrow and put it on display at the National Road Commons park in downtown Springfield. The public will select it’s favorite scarecrow. Winners will receive honors and prizes. The Project Scare-A-Crow competition is open to submissions from local businesses, non-profits and government agencies. For rules and guidelines contact National Trail Parks and Recreation District at 328-7275. Project Scare-A -Crow is presented in partnership with Project Jericho.
A new 6-week fall session of Tai Chi begins on Thursday, September 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration Building. Increase your strength, energy, flexibility and emotional outlook through this graceful form of exercise. The registration fee is $40 and the deadline to register is September 25, 2017. For more information call 328-PARK.
The Snyder Secret Treasure Hunt
Snyder Secrets Treasure Hunt is held at Snyder Park and is open to all ages. Solve the cluestones hidden throughout Snyder Park to find the hidden Snyder Brother’s gold treasure. Share photos from your adventure by tagging National Trail Parks and Recreation District on Facebook or by e-mailing it to nationaltrail@springfieldohio.
gov. Each photo counts as an entry into a drawing for prizes to be held the week of October 1. Make sure you don’t reveal any clues in your photo. Individuals who successfully locate the Snyder brother’s treasure should bring one of the found gold tokens to the National Trail Administration Building to be entered into the grand prize drawing. The treasure hunt ends on September 29. Find the complete details in the Summer Activity Guide.
Trail Walkers will meet on Tuesday, September 26 at the Beatty Station Staging Area. Trail Walkers highlights the multi-purpose trail system while promoting fitness, fellowship and fun. These guided walks are self-paced. The 2017 Trail Walkers program is sponsored by Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home and Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. For more information call 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 week of the month and at New Reid Park on the 2nd & 4th weeks of the month. 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.
Trail Riders is a biking program conducted by National Trail Parks and Recreation District. These guided, self-paced rides explore local bike trails while promoting fitness and fun. Bike helmets are required. The ride on September 25 will meet at the Beatty Station Staging Area. For more information call 328-PARK.