Tales and trails

. August 2, 2012.

Feel the magic of classic tales experienced in the real world, as the Metroparks and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library present Stories in the Park, a new series aimed at kids ages 5 through 8. Librarians read the stories, then participants head out into the park to observe story elements as a reality. On Saturday, August 11 at Secor Metropark, hear Goldilocks and the Three Bears, followed by a look at some real animal homes. (No bears, sadly!) On August 18 at Wildwood, hear Hansel and Gretel, and learn about finding your way in the woods without bread crumbs. And on August 25 at Side Cut, hear Little Red Riding Hood, then learn how animals camouflage themselves. (Hint: they don't wear red.) All stories begin at 10:30am.

Registration is $5 and can be done through the metropark’s website (and there’s detailed info about meeting places, there too). Call 419-407-9700 or visit www.metroparkstoledo.com for more info. —MD