Days are Getting Shorter but Your Holiday List is Getting Longer!

Yes, Fall is officially here with the shorter hours of light and busier schedules! How do you fit in quality time with your family and educational experiences for your children all at the same time? Cincinnati Parks has the answer with a special program that makes history of the first Thanksgiving come alive with fun, hands-on activities:

The First Thanksgiving: A Native American Celebration
Sat., November 18, 10:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Preserve
10 am – noon: Adults and youth ages 14 and up gain hands-on experience as they participate in Native American lifestyle skills from the past and present such as fire building, cooking and a make-and-take project. Camping & Education Foundation staff assist us with activities.
1 – 3 pm: Families with young children ages 4 – 13 discover the lifestyles of early Native American tribes of this area by playing games, participating in simulation activities, sampling food and making a craft. Engaging fun for all!
Fee: $5 per person or $15 per family (up to 5 members). Call 542-2909 by Nov. 16 for more information and paid reservations.

And if you miss out on the 18th, you can finish your last minute errands for Thanksgiving while your child(ren) in grades Kdg – 3rd can enjoy an educational day off of school at:

Harvest Day Camp: Kindergarten – 3rd grade
Wed., November 22, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Avon Woods Preserve
Children learn about the exciting and difficult voyage of the Mayflower as well as play some traditional games from the 1600’s. The hike includes stops along the way where children will have historical challenges to overcome. Please pack a lunch and drink, and dress for the weather.
Fee: $15 per child; REGISTER ONLINE by Nov. 20

For more information and to inquire on availability of spaces after the deadline, call 861-3435.