•Sauder Village classes include children's activities, heritage arts, tinsmithing and quilting, genealogy, doll and teddy bear workshops. Registration: www.saudervillage.org or call 419-446-2541.
•Pumpkin path, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Ruihley Park. More than 50 businesses and organizations will pass out treats to children. Event also includes a straw maze, hayride, bonfire, pumpkin carving contest, and face painting. Trick or treating takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
•Storytimes in October begin at 10 a.m. every Tuesday for ages 3-5, Delta Public Library, 402 Main St. Stories, flannel boards, finger plays, and crafts. Let the library know if you prefer an afternoon storytime.
•Senior bingo 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Delta Public Library activity room, 402 Main St. Information, 419-822-3110.
•Turkey and ham dinner, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Delta American Legion, 5939 State Hwy. 109. Cost $8. Information: 419-822-3615.
•Czech Dancers Polka club dance, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Czech Hall, State Rt. 120 and 109, Seward, Ohio. Dance to the polka music of Hank Haller Polka Band. Sandwiches, Czech baked goods, and refreshments available for sale. No carry in permitted. Cost $6. Information: 419-825-2346.
•Mad science, strange stories, eerie experiments and contests, peculiar prizes, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 13 for grades 3-5 at Swanton public library, 305 Chestnut St. Call to register: 419-826-2760.
•Fall stories, games, crafts for grades K-2, 4-4:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at Swanton public library, 305 Chestnut St. Call to register: 419-826-2760.
•Book discussions of A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve, 3 p.m. Sept. 28, Swanton branch library, 305 Chestnut St. Author Sandra Schocket speaks at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the library about her book, My Life Closed Twice, on the deaths of her husband and her son.
•Public Lands habitat restoration, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, 4139 Girdham Rd. Support National Public Lands Day by helping restore the habitat of the endangered Karner blue butterfly in Oak Openings. Co-sponsored with the Western Lake Erie Sierra Club. Take a brown-bag lunch; beverages and snacks provided. Reservations encouraged; call 419-861-2067.
•Fall Prairie Seed Collection, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 1, 11, and 14. Help Metroparks restore natural areas by harvesting prairie seeds. Enjoy the fall weather while learning more about native species. Take a brown paper bag and experience the prairie hands-on. All ages welcome. Great for service hours. To get involved in fall seed collecting, call 419-407-9701.
•Toddler Trails, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4. Dress your little ones for an outdoor, multisensory nature exploration. Especially for kids 18 months to 3 years and their adult companions. Reservations by October 3.
•RAD For Women, Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12, 19, and 26. A three-session program on the Rape Aggression Defense System, a national program in self defense tactics instructed by Metropark rangers. For women 18 and over (ages 13-17 welcome with parent). Cost: $45 for three sessions (Metroparks members $22.50). Reservations: 419-407-9742.
•Autumn Adventure: Dunes Hike, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Hike the Red Trail to the distinctive sandy habitat that many rare species call home.
•Haunted Bike Ride, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16. For families with children 12 and under. Come dressed in-bike safe costumes for a three- or five-mile ride on a "haunted" trail. Celebrate Halloween with stories, ghosts and goblins. After the ride, enjoy a Tombstone chili lunch for a nominal fee. Cosponsored with Hostelling International-Toledo Area. Cost: $5. Download a flyer at www.hitoledo.org. Reservations: 419-878-6440.
•Help reforest Fulton County by collecting your tree seeds: black walnut, acorns, hickory nuts, red or sugar maple seeds, black cherry seeds accepted by the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District, 8770 State Rt. 108. Empty seeds into the gravity box wagon in the back parking lot. To borrow or buy a seed collecting tool or "nut wizard," call 419-337-9217.
•Shape-Up for Motherhood exercises, Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. at Fulton County Health Center, 725 South Shoop Ave. Information: 419-335-2015.
•Parenting enrichment classes, 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 9, 16, and 23 at the Robert Fulton Agriculture Center, Buckeye Conference room, 8770 State Rt. 108. Open to parents, parents-to-be, and those who wish to enhance their parenting skills. Fee is $20. Information: 419-337-9210 or 1-800-686-9211.
•Food training and certification offered 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Ohio State University Extension, 6879-B Evansport Rd., suite B, Defiance. Information: 419-337-9210.
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