Upcoming Programs & Events

  • Nature in Stills: A Photographic Scavenger Hunt

    May 18, 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

    Learn to capture an idea in a photo on this nature scavenger hunt.  Hike with photographer Carole Barnhart and take pictures that represent ideas like spiky, hollow, or fluffy.  Carole will introduce the fundamentals of composing an image in the frame, and then we'll set off on a collaborative quest! Ages 13+ Registration required

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  • Spring Vine Gardening - CANCELED!

    May 18, 2024 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Fast growing vines can add a lot of color and structure to your pots and gardens. Join Butler County Master Gardener Ginny Hertenstein to learn which vines grow well in our area. She will show us how to collect branches found locally and how to build a trellis in a pot. All supplies will be offered to complete your project for you to take home. After program, visit with the Friends of Chrisholm inside the beautiful Augspurger House during their regularly scheduled Open House event occuring 1pm-3pm. 10+ years unless accompanied by an adult. Registration required. $5 per participant.

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  • Augspurger House Open House

    May 18, 2024 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Join Friends of Chrisholm and explore the historic Augspurger House at Chrisholm MetroPark. Learn about the houses' history and the family who once called it home!

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  • Women's Explorer Backpacking Series: Session Four -Practice Hike + Backpack Overnight

    May 18, 2024 - May 19, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00am

    It's camp out time! We'll put everything we've learned into practice and have a great time with our new outdoorsy lady friends! Bring your loaded backpacks and your sleeping system for this overnight celebration of completing the classes. Our final session will include a gear shakedown, hike, on-site water filtration, fire building, a backpacking meal buffet and a toast to our awesomeness and the outdoors. Included: Snacks, Backpacking Dinner Trial Buffet, Campsite Fees, Guided Hike, and Discount to the Fall 2024 Arrow Adventure Women, Wine and Wilderness Retreat. This session will be held entirely outdoors. Ages 16 & up. Registration is required. $50/person, $99/person for the series.

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  • Salute to Pioneers

    May 19, 2024 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join the Indian Creek Pioneer Church Restoration Committee and MetroParks of Butler County for the annual Salute to Pioneers. Guest speaker Andrew Sawyer from the Miami University Myaamia Center who will discuss the local history of the Myaamia Tribe and their forced removal from their ancestral lands in 1846. Attendees can explore the historic Pioneer Church and Burial Grounds after the scheduled program.

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