Weekend Roundup 3/25-3/27

📚Last Friday Storytime -Blendon Woods

Friday, 10 am

Have fun with early literacy in the park! These 30-40min programs are aimed at kids 2-5yrs. Children and their grownups will enjoy books, rhymes, songs and fun while arousing curiosity about the natural world.


📚Powell Storytime @ Powell Municipal Building

Friday, March 25: 10:30am – 11:00am

Powell Municipal Building – 47 Hall Street, Powell, OH 43065



Join us at the Powell Municipal Building for Storytimes that feature books, rhymes, and songs! Great for all ages!


🌷Signs of Spring @Blacklick Woods

Friday, 3pm

Take a 1-mile walk through the Walter A. Tucker State Nature Preserve in search of signs of spring.


⚙️The Works – States of Matter

Friday, March 25: 4:00pm – 5:00pm




Explore the world of STEAM! Join The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology for an exciting program filled with hands-on experiments and activities! Programming made possible by Battelle.


🐻Clintonville Bear Hunt

March 26th-March 28th

We’re going on a bear hunt

We’re going to catch a big one

It’s a beautiful day

And we’re not scared! 

Everyone who wants to participate will put a teddy bear in a front window so folks can go on a bear hunt. We will walk around the neighborhood and try to spot as many bears as possible.

bear calls, whistles, costumes, and general silliness is encouraged. 

The bear hunt is based on a children’s book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury called” We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.”

Saturday, March 26 at 3pm meet at BFA parking lot (3100 N High St) and join a ravine bear hunt! Rumor has it the bear is hiding in the ravine and we will walk/roll to find the bear!  The walhalla ravine has no sidewalks so be watchful of your kiddos! I know the bear personally, he is friendly <3


🥾Adventure Hike

Saturday, 10 am

Visit a cave and explore sandstone outcroppings on a 3-mile off-trail hike. This hike will be rugged, technical, and strenuous. Hiking experience recommended. Bring water, hiking poles, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Meet at the Park Maintenance Shop, 9935 Opossum Hollow Road, Rockbridge. 


📚Stories and More

Saturday, March 26: 10:30am – 11:00am

Tremont Road Library – Youth Activity Space



Visit the library every Saturday for fun for the whole family. Each week brings a new surprise – you could discover a storytime, some great new toys, or a fantastic guest presenter waiting for you.


🥐Pastry Themed Story Time

Saturday, 10:30-11:15

Story times are back!!!

Join us at Fresh Start Cafe and Bakery for a story time all about pastries and desserts! 

We’ll read 3 or 4 picture books. All ages are welcome. 


🦅Blendon Ravines-Eagle Walk

Saturday, 12 pm

Take a 1.5 mi hike along natural surface trails to try to catch a glimpse of the eagles at their nest.  Prepare for mud!

Meet at 5280 Cambria Way.  Park along the Street. Photo M. Barnett


🔎Family Adventures-Discovery Scavenger Hunt @ Infirmary Mound

Drop by any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to discover some wildlife facts. Learn about some of Ohio’s wildlife and explore a display of wildlife pelts and artifacts. Then pick up a scavenger hunt and start from Shelter 5 to  explore the park! A naturalist will be present to provide a hands-on experience and information. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free.


🌲Fort Building Adventure

Saturday, 2-4

Drop by the Natural Play Area between 2-4pm for a fun and muddy adventure as we try our hand at fort building using natural items.


🐶For Families-Spring Hike with Your Dog

Saturday, 2 pm

What better way to give your dog some exercise than a 1.5-mile hike by the river? Join the naturalist for a relatively flat walk with lots of water breaks for the dogs- at the end each pup will get a treat.

Meeting location notes: Big Meadows Picnic Area Big Meadows picnic area is at the back of the park. After you enter the park, take the main road down the hill.  At the bottom of the hill, take the ROAD on the LEFT.   Park in the lot with a playground. Meet near restrooms. 


🐸Amphibian Crossing

Saturday, 2 pm

Meet several types of salamander and learn how the park is working to protect them.


🏮Lantern Hike @ Blacklick

Saturday, 8 pm

Come join us for a 2-mile lantern-lit hike around the golf course.

Some lanterns will be available for use, feel free to bring your own lantern, flashlight, or headlamp.

Meet at the Pro Shop building.


🌷For Kids-Early Spring Scavenger Hunt @Highbanks

Sunday, 12-2 pm

It’s Spring! Let’s get outside and explore. Drop by the nature center anytime between 12-2 pm to pick up an outdoor scavenger hunt. Explore any trail with your family on your own. Stop back at the nature center to grab your prize! 

Ages 3-12. Pick up scavenger hunts inside the nature center. 


🦬Bison @ Battelle Darby Nature Center

Sunday, 2 pm

Take a hike out to where the Bison are grazing and find out how they adapt to the longer warmer days of Spring.