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50 Fun Things

Your summer fun has just begun! Open the PDF below, print it out, and head to a MetroPark! Once you have completed a square, color it in with a crayon, marker or pen. Complete 40 of the 50 Fun Things and turn your paper in for an instant prize and an entry into the grand prize drawing. Complete all 50 Fun Things for a double instant prize and a double entry into the grand prize drawing!

Share your experience with us! #MPX50FunThings
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To be eligible for prizes, your 50 Fun Things 'game board' must be completed and turned in at a MetroParks of Butler County program or to one of the following locations (please call for hours) by Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Grand prize winner will be drawn and announced on Friday, Sept. 1.

MetroParks of Butler County Administration Office
2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton OH 45013

Rentschler Forest MetroPark Program House
5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township OH 45011

Voice of America MetroPark Welcome Center
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester OH 45069

All MetroParks locations are open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Motor Vehicle Permit required at MetroParks locations. Free to Butler Co. residents, non-residents: $5 daily, $10 annually.

Questions? Call us at 513.867.5835

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Apr. 8-Aug. 31, 12:00 AM
Any MetroPark of Butler County

Hump Day Concert: Stagger Lee

FREE public concerts are offered at Voice of America MetroPark, by the Gazebo behind the Ronald Reagan Lodge, near the Lake, every Wednesday beginning May 31st-August 16th. Concerts are brought to you thanks to Presenting Sponsor UC Health West Chester Hospital, Concert Sponsor Friends of MetroParks of Butler County and Media Sponsor Cox Media Group/Journal-News. Bring the whole family out for a little midweek relaxation and to enjoy the sounds of summer. Don't bother cooking after work as food and Adult beverages are available for purchase. Family yard games will be out to enjoy, the playground is ready for play and you can even rent a bike or boat while you listen to music! Each week will bring a new artist and a new sound.

About the band:
Stagger Lee was formed in April of 1981 when band founder, Bobby Joe Mueller, named the group after the 1958 hit song made famous by Lloyd Price. For many years they have performed, and still do quality music for thousands of loyal fans, from the clubs and concerts of the tri-state area to the recording studios of Nashville. Come see for yourself why their Country Rock style has been voted the Cammy Award's "Best Band in Cincinnati" for two consecutive years!

Wednesday. May 31, 7:00-9:00 PM
Gazebo

Show and Tell on the Farm - BATS!

"Show and Tell" time at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Come and learn about BATS and how important they are on the farm! FREE program for all ages between 6:30pm-7:30pm. Visit with the farm animals, too.
Thursday. June 1, 6:30-7:30 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Picnic Shelter - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio

PROGRAM FULL: Train for a Triathlon: Open Water Swim

Check this out! Four open water practice swims at VOA to get ready for the Sunday June 18 triathlon. Dates are Thursday evenings June 1,8,& 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., Saturday morning June 10 from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $40 for all 4 practices. No prorating & fee is non-refundable, if canceled due to inclement weather. Space is limited, so sign up today for these unique swim practices. Registration for the MetroParks Mojo Running Triathlon event is a pre-requisite. Triathlon event registration here: https://www.racemine.com/Mojo-Running/events/2017/MetroParks-Mojo-Running-Triathlon
Thursday. June 1, 6:30-8:00 pm
7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069. Meet lakeside.
Thursday. June 8, 6:30-8:00 pm
7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069. Meet lakeside.
Saturday. June 10, 8:00-11:00 am
7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069. Meet lakeside.
Thursday. June 15, 6:30-8:00 pm
7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069. Meet lakeside.

National Trails Day Hike

“Each year, on the first Saturday of June, the American Hiking Society and the trails community invites Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country.” -American Hiking Society

MetroParks of Butler County is proud to participate in this endeavor with a leisurely hike at a truly beautiful park, renowned for its ‘watchable wildlife.’

Saturday. June 3, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Gilmore MetroPark

Show and Tell at the Farm - It's BEAN time!

Come on over to Chrisholm Historic Farmstead for a BRAND NEW "Show and Tell" time at the Farm. Each program will be a little different with special guest stars, some Furry and some Feathery, and fun activities. Come for any amount of time during 2pm-4pm. Designed to delight kids and kids at heart. Let's celebrate BEANS!
Sunday. June 4, 2:00-4:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Picnic Shelter - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio

Hump Day Concert: Saffire Express

FREE public concerts are offered at Voice of America MetroPark, by the Gazebo behind the Ronald Reagan Lodge, near the Lake, every Wednesday beginning May 31st-August 16th. Concerts are brought to you thanks to Presenting Sponsor UC Health West Chester Hospital, Concert Sponsor Friends of MetroParks of Butler County and Media Sponsor Cox Media Group/Journal-News. Bring the whole family out for a little midweek relaxation and to enjoy the sounds of summer. Don't bother cooking after work as food and Adult beverages are available for purchase. Family yard games will be out to enjoy, the playground is ready for play and you can even rent a bike or boat while you listen to music! Each week will bring a new artist and a new sound.
About the band:
Saffire Express has been a mainstay in local music for over 20 years. Playing their unique blend of contemporary, classic rock, 50s-60s, country, and standards, the Cincinnati-based band appeals to all generations.
Wednesday. June 7, 7:00-9:00 PM
Gazebo

Creeking in the Parks - Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road

Creeking is a fun summer activity. Educators from MetroParks and Butler Soil & Water Conservation District will guide you in exploring the creeks. Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty with close-toed shoes (no flip-flops). Follow signs to parking and program location inside the park.
Thursday. June 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton OH 45011 - Cummins Shelter

Show and Tell on the Farm - FISH!

"Show and Tell" time at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Come and learn about FISH in our local streams. What invasive species are moving in? Make a craft and eat a snack, too.
Thursday. June 8, 6:30-7:30 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Picnic Shelter - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio

Family Fun Fridays - Let's Break It Down with Recyclers

It's time for Family Fun Fridays! Join MetroParks of Butler County with partners Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and OSU Extension educators in summer fun. This week's theme is Nature's Recyclers through interactive activities and a craft.
Friday. June 9, 10:00-11:30 AM
5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton OH 45011 - Cummins Shelter
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