Preservation Parks of Delaware is offering several free programs.
• “Back-to-School Supplies Hike,” Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. Donate much-needed school supplies to help local children in need get a great start to the school year, and enjoy a hike with the parks’ mascots. Free, all ages. Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, Powell.
• “Railroad Open Houses,” Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 17, noon to 4 p.m. The Delaware County Model Railroaders hold open houses for visitors to see model trains travel through a miniature village and countryside. Free, all ages. Big Walnut Community Trailhouse, 168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury.
• “Hound Hike,” Monday, July 18, 6 p.m. Bring your socialized canine for a walk with a naturalist. All ages. Emily Traphagen Park.
• “Thursday Evening Concert Series,” Thursday, July 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. That week will feature the Rachel Karryn Band, a county blues band. Admission and parking are free, and donations are welcome. Attendees may bring blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments, or purchase food from a food truck. Alcohol is prohibited in the park. Free, all ages. Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.
Registration is not required for the events.
Information for this story was provided by Preservation Parks of Delaware County.