June 25, 2016


Free scavenger hunt today

The Medina County Park District will kick off February with a scavenger hunt in Brunswick and a Groundhog Day puppet show in Sharon Township.

The Susan B. Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick will host an “I Spy” scavenger hunt noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.

Nichole Houze, who is planning the event, said the scavenger hunters will be seeking items that don’t necessarily belong in nature hidden throughout the wooded outdoor trail.

“It’s just a fun outdoor activity that you can do in the wintertime,” Houze said.

The hunt, which will include an indoor scavenger hunt, is free and designed for children of all ages.

The “I Spy” scavenger hunt will be available each weekend in February.

On Sunday, the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 611 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, will host “Six More Weeks of Sleeping In,” a puppet show about Greg the Groundhog, who overslept.

The show starts at 2 p.m. and includes a craft. The event is suggested for youngsters 4 to 10 years old.

The show is free, but registration is required. To register visit medinacountyparks.com.

Several other Medina County Park District events are scheduled for this weekend:

• Hiking for the Health of It, Buckeye Woods Park, 9 a.m. This is a hiking club for adults who can walk four to five miles at a brisk pace. Walking trails can be mildly strenuous and there will be a limited amount of off-trail hiking. Participants are advised to dress for the weather and to be sure to have appropriate footwear. This free event is for anyone age 10 and older. No registration is required.

• Happy Trails Hiking Club, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 10 a.m. The Happy Trails Hiking Club meets the first Saturday of each month for a leisurely one- or two-mile hike either in Medina County parks or other interesting natural areas. Participants are advised to come dressed for the weather. The group often stops for a snack at one of the local restaurants after the hike. This free event is for adults and youngsters 10 and older.

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