Earth Calendar for October 3rd and October 4th

Oct 3, 2012

October has been designated as International Walk to School Month. It is intended to educate kids, parents, school teachers and community leaders and offer an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking.  The goal of the walk varies from community to community. Some walks rally for safer and improved streets, some to promote healthier habits and some to conserve the environment. Whatever the reason, International Walk to School events encourage a more walkable world — one community at a time.  Since 1997, communities around the United States have been celebrating Walk to School Day. What began in one single city has grown in popularity every year. In its fifteen year, 2011 participation reached a record high with more than 4,000 events registered from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Register or learn more at  Walk to School events promote physical activity, safety, connections between school and community and concern for the environment. Since 2005, the U.S. Federal Government has funded Safe Routes to School programs throughout the country in order to make it safer and more appealing for kids to walk and bicycle to school.  Find out more about Safe Routes to School programs at

On Our Calendar:  Farback-Werner’s Black Walnut Weekend celebrates Ohio’s autumn harvest with tasty food, hikes, crafts and games Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th.From noon to 4:00 p.m. each day, visitors can sample foods prepared with the robust flavor of black walnut. There will also be  tree hike through the park at the top of each hour. The celebration includes crafts, games, an opportunity to dye a 100% cotton garment (bring or buy) in a walnut dyebath and live music.  Black Walnut Weekend is free and open to the public. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve is located at 3455 Poole Road, 45251. For additional information, please visit or call (513) 521-PARK (7275).