Monday, October 7, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. – Home-School Day: Breads Around the World
Learn the importance of bread in world nutrition and culture at Historic Yates Mill County Park. Play games and solve puzzles to discover 10 kinds of bread and their countries of origin. Then celebrate with a tour of Yates Mill. This event is for children ages eight through 12. The fee is $6 per child, and registration is required. To register, call 919- 856-6675. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.
Sunday, October 20, 2- 3 p.m. – We’re into Pumpkins!
Discover the past and present uses of pumpkins and study pumpkins inside and out at Crowder District Park. Paint a small pumpkin to take home. The program is for children ages five and older. The fee is $5 per family, and registration is required. To register, call 919-662-2850. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex.
Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. – Fall Fun Hay Rides for the Family
Enjoy a fall hay ride at Harris Lake County Park as staff and visitors travel the back roads of the park and enjoy the fall scenery and wildlife. Two rides are scheduled on Sunday. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Meet near the playground. The fee for this program is $5 per family or $3 per individual. Registration is required at least two days prior to the event. To register, call 919- 387-4342. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.
Saturday, October 26, 2- 3:30 p.m. – Eeek-O-Lanterns
Learn about fall fruits of all kinds and create jack-o’-lanterns from pumpkins and recycled materials at Blue Jay Point County Park. The program fee is $3 per person and $5 per family. Registration is required. For information, call 919-870-4330. Blue Jay Point County Park is located on 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.
Saturday, October 26, 3- 7 p.m. – Creepy Crabtree
Hear about bats, snakes, spiders and other “creepy-crawlies’” with unfortunate and undeserved reputations at Lake Crabtree County Park. Make creepy crafts, go on a scary scavenger hunt, listen to spooky stories and tour the park in the dark during a haunted hike. No registration is required for the main event, but please register for one of the night hikes at 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. For information, call 919-460-3390. Lake Crabtree is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.
Thursday, October 31, 2- 3 p.m. – Trail Treks: Owl-O-Ween
Study about the adaptations of owls and the species that live in American Tobacco Trail and dissect an owl pellet. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area. The program fee is $5 per family or $3 per individual. Registration is required at least two days prior to the event. To register, call 919-387-2117. American Tobacco Trail is located at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex.