There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in early October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for all ages with ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Participants will enjoy a walk on the park's trail with the award-winning staff of the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Costumed storybook characters will delight and entertain audiences of all ages. This program consists of a short trail walk with stations featuring interpreters who interact with participants. Participants will meet the Good Fairy and Forest Friends. In addition, there will be live animals, stories, songs, and surprises. Group sessions will begin every 15 minutes, and for participants, the program length will be about one and one-half hours. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors.
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword "Halloween."
Whimsical Woods is offered beginning every 15 minutes from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway. The cost is $5 per person, including adults, when paid in advance, or $7 per person onsite on the day of the event, if space is available. Register by calling (913) 831-3359 or online by following the green "Register for Activities" link at www.jcprd.com, and then completing a barcode search for any of the codes listed below.
For the 1 p.m. session, search for 35077. Codes for the other sessions are as follows: 1:15 p.m., 35078; 1:30 p.m., 35079; 1:45 p.m., 35080; 2 p.m., 35081; 2:15 p.m., 35082; 2:30 p.m., 35083; 2:45 p.m., 35084; 3 p.m., 35085; 3:15 p.m., 35086; and 3:30 p.m., 35087. For more information about this program call (913) 764-7759.
Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.