Parks getting in Thanksgiving spirit


Herald News Report

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division is hosting numerous family-friendly events that celebrate the fall season and recognize the upcoming holidays.

To register for these events, pick up a form from the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Office, 461 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road or the City of Fairborn Government Center, 44 West Hebble Avenue. Make checks payable to the City of Fairborn.

Take a Hike, Win a Prize

Enjoy a series of leisurely hikes through Fairborn’s parks, led by an Ohio Certified Naturalist. Each hike citizens participate in allows their name to be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the day’s hike. The next hike will begin 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Oakes Quarry Park, 1267 E. Xenia Drive.

Fall Wreath

Students aged 5 years and up will create a fall wreath by gluing leaves to the outside of a paper plate, writing the words “Be Thankful” or “Give Thanks”, and gluing buttons onto the leaves for additional decorations. A string will also be added so that the wreath may be hung. All supplies are included in the $15 fee. This program will take place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery, 415 West Main Street, under the guidance of Terri Perkins, owner of the art studio. Students must be registered by Wednesday, Nov. 2 to participate.

Drawing in Nature

Through led instruction, beginning artists will learn some simple, basic steps to enter the world of drawing. Since wildlife has been an inspiration for artwork of varying kinds throughout human history, this class will focus on the wildlife in Oakes Quarry Park. Paper pads and drawing pencils will be provided with the $5 fee. Please dress for the weather. It takes place 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Oaks Quarry Park, 1267 E. Xenia Drive. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Interested individuals should register by Friday, Nov. 11.

Fall Cookie Decorating

Each person will decorate four cookies to take home and enjoy. No experience is required; Fairborn Parks will host an instructor, who will demonstrate how to decorate each cookie. Frosting will have food coloring, which stains clothing, so Fairborn Parks officials suggest that participants wear clothes that can get dirty. All supplies are provided in the $5 fee. It takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third Street. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Interested individuals should register by Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Learn basic floral design principles as participants create a thanksgiving arrangement for their home or to give as a hostess gift if making plans to celebrate the holiday elsewhere. It takes place 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Hollon Flowers, 50 N. Central Avenue. Step-by-step instructions will be given by Carolyn Hollon, owner of Hollon Flowers, and Jamie Brauer. All flowers and materials are included in the $40 fee. Interested individuals should register by Tuesday, Nov. 15.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 937-754-3090.

Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

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