Fall celebrations will be held at Salamonie Reservoir, Ouabache State Park and Mississinewa Reservoir in October.
All of the activities are coordinated by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.
The monthly Senior Monday Luncheon will be held on Oct. 7 at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, located in the Lost Bridge West area of Salamonie Reservoir. Guest speaker Jason Kissell, executive director of ACRES, will talk about his fund-raising bicycle ride from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish to share and a donation to help pay for the main dish. Registration is required by calling 468-2127. The normal park entrance fee is charged.
The monthly Second Saturday and preschool
sessions at Salamonie will both feature programs on "Not-So-Spooky Bats."
The Second Saturday session will be held on Oct. 12 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Participants will learn about bats in Indiana and create bas of their own to take home.
The preschool program is offered on Oct. 16 at two times, from 10 am. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., both at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. A fee is charged and registration is required by calling 468-2127.
Ouabache State Park in Bluffton will "Jump Into Fall" Oct. 18-19 and the Ouabache Fall Festival Oct. 25-26.
Both weekends feature campsite decorating contests, pumpkin decorating, hayride, trick-or-treating and kettle corn awards ceremony. Poet, storyteller and songwriter George Shricker will perform during the Oct. 25-26 event.
Autumn camping weekends will be held Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13 at Mississinewa Reservoir's Miami State Recreation Area. The first weekend includes a pet parade, trick-or-treating and a concert by 7logic. The second weekend features archery, pellet guns and casting.
Additional information on any of the activities is available by calling 468-2127 or online at www.dnr.in/uwis.