Events and Programs

Welcome to the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Events page! Click the links below to find out more about our ongoing activities, and check out our calendar for an overview of all activity dates.

If you are looking to request a field trip, please click here to fill out a form.

About Our Programs


Lantern Hike with Hailey J. Raynor

In preparation for our Fall Festival, we will be hosting our first Lantern Hike at Rotary Park! Hailey, the programming specialist, is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association of Interpretation. The topic for this hike will be the "History of Halloween." The trail difficulty level is rated moderate, please use your best judgment when registering. The hike will begin at 6:30 pm and last 45 min to 1 hour, each participant will carry a provided lantern through the woods. Children 10 and older are welcome with an adult supervisor. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. We will meet at the Nature Center.

Click Here to register


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Fall Festival

Join us on October 29 from 11am - 3pm for our Fall Festival! Activities include a fall themed photo-opportunity, trick or treating, halloween crafts, pumpkin painting, food trucks, and more!

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Community Garden

We are proud to be a recipient of the 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant! The vegetable and herb garden is over 7,000 sq ft and is entirely constructed by volunteers. Anyone interested in helping, learning, and/or working in the garden will have access to the harvest. When it is harvest time, we will organize a community meal to prepare and share. There are plenty of opportunities for hands of all sizes, the site is ADA accessible with 10 raised, mobile garden beds we can move anywhere in the park!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • October 7th, 3pm - 4pm
  • October 15th, 10am - 12pm
  • October 24th. 3pm - 4pm
  • November 5th, 11am - 12:30pm (Harvest and Eat!)


Please email [email protected] with questions or to RSVP.

Click here to fill out our Community Garden Volunteer Form.

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Nature Spirit Studies: Artists of the Art Study Class

Join us for the reception on Saturday, August 13th from 2-4pm, celebrating the opening of the "Nature Spirit Studies" exhibit. The artwork will be on display from August 8th to November 5th. Artists include Susan Bryant, Kitty Harvill, Leah Foote, Peggy Bonnington, Beverly Parker, and Jane Olson.

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We Grow Wednesdays 2023

We Grow Wednesdays are self-guided activities for adults and their children. Each activity focuses on a special Nature topic and developing skill for your little ones. Join us anytime between 10am and 4pm, every Wednesday. All materials are provided, no registration or fee required.

2023 Schedule

  • We Grow Wednesdays will return in the spring of 2023


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Reading Round-Up

Reading Round-Up is a little learner literacy Sponsored by The Blue Star Families of Tennessee to help build home libraries. Join us on the first Friday of every month from 10:15am to 11am as we host a reading circle in our community room. After the reading, everyone is invited to pick out a new, free book to take home! Snacks Provided. This program is free and open to the public.

Dates

  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • August 5th
  • September 2nd
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

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Fall Break Experiment Week

Join us October 11th-14th at 9am for a week of experimental activities and fun! Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied aby an adult. This program is free to all, no registration required. Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Experiment Week Schedule

  • Tuesday October 11- OUTSIDE Elephant Toothpaste Mentos Geysers
  • Wednesday October 12- Inside Lava Lamps Carbon Dioxide Balloons Corn Starch Quicksand
  • Thursday October 13 - inside Boo bubbles slime rain clouds
  • Friday October 14 - Outside Fire Snake Egg under pressure


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Interpretive Programs Schedule

All programs will meet at the Wade Bourne Nature Center in the Hand Family Community Room.

October Schedule

  • Check back for future dates


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For all questions, contact us at [email protected]