My name is Melissa. I grew up in PA, but moved to NC to attend college. Although I couldn't wait to leave the cold and the small town behind, in the city I can't seem to find the the comfort and warmth like I did back home.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Road; see how animals prepare for winter; make a craft to take home. Cost: $9; $6 members. Info: www.asburywoods.org.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 5-10 p.m.; Headwaters Park, 1927 Wager Road; see carved and lighted pumpkins on a 1-mile wooded trail; bring a flashlight. Cost: $3 for 12 and older; $2 for 3 to 11; children younger than 2, free.
Sunday, Oct. 4, 9-11 a.m.; Erie Bluffs State Park, Lake City; introduction to archery. Cost: Free; registration required. Info: 833-7424.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 9, 10-11 a.m.; Saturday, Oct. 10, 9-10 a.m.; Erie Zoo, 423 W. 38th St.; for children ages 2-5. Cost: $11, $9 members; registration required. Info: www.eriezoo.org, 864-4091.