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THE BUZZ Bee Workshop by Butler County Farm Bureau

Get the buzz on beekeeping, the uses of honey products and how to attract bees to your garden. The speakers for this workshop are Dennis Malone, beekeeper of DebsBee and Bob Ell of Ell Farm. Registration required through the Butler County Farm Bureau at 513-844-8371 or butler@ofbf.org by Sept 3rd. Space is limited. Program sponsored by the Farm Bureau, Friends of Chrisholm and MetroParks. Cost is $10 Farm Bureau members. $20 for non-members.
Thursday. September 10, 6:00-8:30 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Augspurger House

Horse Daze

MetroParks teams with Butler County Horsemen's Council for this day full of "horsing around" with the whole family! There will be free horseback rides for kids of all ages, face painting, kids games & activities, food, music & more!
Saturday. September 12, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Event near Shelter 11

Conservation Connection: Citizen Science Projects

Meet other volunteers doing conservation projects in the parks and bring a dish to share for the Potluck dinner. Get updated about the nest box monitoring program and what other citizen science projects are being offered such as project feederwatch, prescribed fire burns, wildlife viewing and plantings.
Sunday. September 13, 4:00-6:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark Welcome Center, 1976 Timberman Ridge Area, Hamilton, OH 45013

Stepping Forward: Service in the Parks

Step forward today to improve your parks by volunteering for service days. There are a variety of opportunities available. Help spruce up the Pioneer Village for upcoming field trips. Also trail/camping area tasks, honeysuckle removal, broad landscaping needs. Dress for the weather!

Online Volunteer Application & Opportunities Directory: http://yourmetroparks.net/volunteer.asp

Saturday. September 19, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Governor Bebb MetroPark

TFA Fall Ball Classic

This tournament draws teams from: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio North, Ohio South, Tennessee, Michigan and West Virginia and beyond. In other words, we are large enough where you can bring your entire club and we will bracket them according to their ability. We also work with coaches who have multiple teams to avoid schedule conflicts. The most competitive teams will be placed in the upper divisions, etc.

We are proud to announce the 2015 Fall Ball Classic will be returning to the newly developed Voice of America Soccer Complex located in Northern Cincinnati area. TFA is also proud to announce the Fall Ball Classic is a gotsoccer.com tournament in 2015. We would like to welcome the girls to join us September 26th and 27th and invite the boys to join us October 3rd and 4th. We hope to see everyone there this fall to experience the renaissance of an old classic tournament that has been a staple to Cincinnati soccer for 29 years.

Each participating team will play a minimum of three games. Individual trophies and team awards will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in all brackets.

Sun, Sat. Sep. 26-27, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Athletic Field Complex

Walk on the Wild Side hike

Walking in the natural world is good for your body, mind and spirit. Join us each month to explore a different park area through the WOWS series. These hikes are open to all ages and last approximately 1 - 2 hours. No reservations required and are FREE.
Saturday. September 26, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Wildlife Preserve Area

Amish Quilt Display and Augspurger Historic Home Open House

MetroParks and the Friends of Chrisholm invite you to enjoy an afternoon of at the Augspurger House. Amish quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries will be on display. Tour the historic Amish Mennonite farmstead. 2070 Woodsdale Rd, Trenton OH 45067.
Saturday. September 26, 2:00-4:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Augspurger House

Amish Quilt Display and Augspurger Historic Home Open House

MetroParks and the Friends of Chrisholm invite you to enjoy an afternoon of at the Augspurger House. Amish quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries will be on display. Tour the historic Amish Mennonite farmstead. 2070 Woodsdale Rd, Trenton OH 45067.
Sunday. September 27, 2:00-4:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: Augspurger House

Hike Four Mile Creek - Mill Race Preserve Area

Three Valley Conservation Trust and MetroParks of Butler County invite you to join us for a special Great Outdoor Weekend hike at Mill Race Preserve. This hike is over uneven ground with no path. Meet at the Black Bridge parking lot at 5401 Corso Road Oxford 45056. FREE.
Sunday. September 27, 4:00-5:30 PM
5401 Corso Road Oxford 45056

Night Time Spectacular: Total Lunar Eclipse Watch

End Great Outdoor Weekend with a spectacular event. Bring your blanket and lawn chair to watch the night sky. This will be the last total lunar eclipse - or Blood Moon - to be seen in North America for many years. Program is weather dependent. Registration requested. Walk ups welcome. FREE.
Sunday. September 27, 9:00-11:00 PM
1976 Timberman Rd. Hamilton OH 45013
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