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The Medina County Park District is offering a program called “A Log Cabin Christmas” every weekend in December at the Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick.

“This is our second year doing this event,” park district representative Nichole Houze said.

“From 12 to 5 p.m. every weekend, the parks help families get into the Christmas spirit with holiday crafts, warm beverages, and a cozy log cabin atmosphere.”

“We love coming to Medina County parks events,” said Julie Goldsberry, of Chatham Township. “It’s great to have them taking care of so many parks for the community, and we love that they have events year round for the public.”

“The best part is getting to go biking and hiking on the trails,” said her daughter, Grace Goldsberry, 9.

“Dozens of people stopped in this weekend,” Houze said.

“I love meeting the people and the children that stop in. It’s great to see people getting excited about nature, and the best part of my job is that I get to help provide an opportunity for family time.”

Houze added: “I encourage everyone to stop in. It’s a free and festive way to spend time with your family.”

Upcoming park events

  • • 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Killbuck Lakes, 7970 White Road, Harrisville Township: K-9 Kapers provides dog owners a program to socialize their pets with other dogs. Dogs must have an accompanying adult and an 8-foot nonretractable leash. All ages welcome. No registration.
  • • 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16, Plum Creek Park South, 2500 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick Hills Township: “Nature Through the Seasons” consists of easy walks. These hikes count toward the Natural Discoveries program, an award-based hiking series. Ages 7 to adult. No registration.
  • • 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township: Animal tracks tell stories about animals during Tales for Tots. Children ages 3 to 6 will be animal detectives and investigate clues through a story and outdoor hike. At least a portion of the program will be outdoors, so dress accordingly. Registration required by Dec. 16.
  • • 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 19, Lester Rail Trail, 3654 Lester Road, York Township: Join Hiking for the Health of It, a hiking club for adults who can hike four to five miles at a brisk pace. A limited amount of the hike is off-trail. Dress for the weather, with appropriate footwear. No registration. Ages 10 to adult.

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