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Friends of Chrisholm: Annual Membership Meeting

It's our pleasure to invite you to our Annual Fall Meeting to be held at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Be sure to join us this year to see all of the updates and new features that can be found at the farmstead. This year's guest speaker is Adam Wanter with MidPointe Library System and the topic will be history-related digitization projects. Please register at rcs280@yahoo.com prior to Friday October 13, 2017.
Saturday. October 21, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Gardens - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio

Harvest Hayrides - Group Reservations

Bring your group to a MetroPark for a hayride and a cornucopia of harvest activities. Participants will enjoy a 30 minute hayride, pick their own pumpkin, corn shell play area, straw maze, photo opportunity areas throughout the park, and more. Hayrides are available to schedule 11:00-11:30, 12:00-12:30 or 1:00-1:30-- you will choose your time at the end of your registration. Hay wagon can accommodate 25 riders at a time.

Saturday. October 21, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Timberman Ridge Area - 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, Ohio

Fall Confetti Sunset Hike

Take a sunset nature hike and enjoy the fall colors. Along the way learn about why leaves turn red, yellow and orange in the autumn. Meet at the first parking lot by the Great Miami River and hike the Cascade Trail identifying tree leaves as we go. FREE
Saturday. October 21, 6:30-8:00 PM
Meet in the parking lot along the Great Miami River - Riverside Fire Pit 5701 Reigart Rd. Hamilton OH 45011

The Howl

Bark your calendars for a Pupper Costume Parade, a trick-or-treat trail designed for both dogs and children, ruff-ruff obstacle course, vendors, and more. Use tail wagging teamwork by adding the 2.4 mile Doggy Dash around the lake. Rescue centers will have adoptable dogs to borrow if you do not have your own pet.

*Doggy Dash participants will receive a t-shirt. Register by 10/13/17 to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.

Sunday. October 22, 12:00-4:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Lake and Surrounding Area

Show and Tell on the Farm - Leave the Leaves!

Why should we leave the leaves on the farm? Find out what happens to them and why they are a valuable resource. Come on out to the farm any time between 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. for a visit with the farm animals, explore the gardens and enjoy Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. FREE program for all ages.
Sunday. October 22, 2:00-4:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Gardens - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio

Show and Tell on the Farm - Corn Husk Fun

Come on over to the farm and learn how historic Amish-Mennonite children made their own toys out of corn husks. Let's explore if our chickens and rabbits eat the corn. FREE program for all ages.
Thursday. October 26, 6:30-7:30 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Gardens - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio

Orienteering- Trail of Treats

Trail of Treats Twilight Orienteering: Come in your Halloween costume on Friday October 27, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rentschler Forest MetroPark. Open to all ages. You will get a map showing the locations of several "treat" baskets. Use the map and your wits to find each basket and collect a token. At the finish, turn in your tokens for candy or toy.
Friday. October 27, 5:00-7:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM - H. F. Walsh Shelter - 5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM - G. E. Condo Shelter - 5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton, Ohio

POSTPONED until 11/18/17 - Stepping Forward Service Day

Stepping Forward Service Days are a great opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to make a difference in our parks. Perform trail maintenance, invasive species removal, landscaping.
Saturday. October 28, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Lake and Surrounding Area

Stepping Forward Service Day

Stepping Forward Service Days are a great opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to make a difference in our parks. Prepare the Timberhill Activity Area for winter. Help take down tent shelters, perform park clean up, trail maintenance, and general maintenance tasks.
Saturday. October 28, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: Timberhill Reservable Area

Stepping Forward Service Day

Stepping Forward Service Days are a great opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to make a difference in our parks. Participate in the Great Miami Clean Sweep by picking up trash in and around the waterways that run through Rentschler Forest MetroPark and feed into the Great Miami River.
Saturday. October 28, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: Bike Path
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