Special Events

“SPOOKY” STORYWALK IN THE PARK
Fall 2021
October 24 – 31
Raccoon Trail East, located just south of Wildwood Playground.
Your stroll on the StoryWalk Trail will be a bit spookier from October 24 – 31st. The trail will have some spooktacular additions as you wind your way along the path.  Halloween is the season for stories that go bump in the night, enjoy and try not to get too spooked! During the month of October, email the GRD a photo of you/your family on the StoryWalk and be entered into a chance to win the StoryWalk book. info@granvillerec.org

MURDER MYSTERY IN A BOX
Fall 2021

Ages: 18+
Friday October 29 from 5:00 – 9:00PM

Crack the case! Play the role of detective. If you are a fan of mystery or suspense novels, you can step into one and become a detective yourself. Bring finger food to share and unleash your inner detective as we come together to solve the mystery. McPeek Lodge, FREE but Register by September 22, 2021

HARVEST FESTIVAL at the Granville Inn Chili Cook-Off
Fall 2021
Saturday 10/30 from 10AM – 1PM
Ages: All

Join the GRD for lots of fun activities for the whole family, including pumpkin cookie decorating, and crafts for the kids during the Chili Cook-Off! The annual chili cook-off is sponsored by Granville Rotary. If you would like to participate in the cook-off contest, fill out the registration form @ www.granvillerotary.org. There is a suggested donation for tasting chili. Granville Inn, Front Lawn

ELVES AT THE MUSEUM
Winter 2021

Ages: 3-6 (accompanied by an adult)
Wednesday Dec. 15 from 10-11:00AM

Enjoy a morning at the museum with your little elf, this workshop is just for them. They will be delighted making their own applesauce-cinnamon ornaments, tour the museum and more! Class will be held at the Robbins Hunter Museum.
Registration Fee: $10R/$30NR, Register by Dec. 8, 2021

ELF ON THE RUN ADVENTURE – How Many Elves Can You Find?
Winter 2021
Santa’s Elves will land in Granville this December. Children of all ages can pick up their North Pole Pass at the Granville Recreation District or Granville Public Library. Also children Grades K-6 will receive a pass through their school as a guide for the elf hunt. The scavenger hunt begins December 1 and goes until all of Santa’s Elves return to the North Pole on Christmas Eve night. Find all the elves by December 24th and enter your completed North Pole Pass into a drawing for prizes by December 30th.

REMINDERS: Please adhere to COVID-19 mandates when entering all businesses. Please check business hours of operation, as businesses have changed hours and days they are normally open.

NORTH POLE PASS DROP OFF LOCATIONS & TIMES: Granville Recreation District, December 30 by 3PM Granville Public Library, December 30 by 8PM

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOPS
Winter 2021
Session 1: Kids Ages 5 – 7 (1 adult helper per registrant)
Saturday, November 27th, 10:00-11:00AM
$15R/$35NR

Session 2: Family/Adult (children ages 8 – 13 with 1 adult helper)
Saturday, November 27th, noon – 1:30 PM
$25R/$45NR
Leave the mess at home and come to the Gingerbread Workshop to build your own house! Participants will be provided a house to decorate with royal icing and a variety of holiday candy, all supplies included. Participants are encouraged to enter the Gingerbread Contest sponsored by the GRD at the Robbins Hunter Museum.

Registration Deadline: Saturday November 20th
Location: Robbins Hunter Museum
Max 10 participants per session

GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION 2021: CANDYCANE CHALLENGE!
Winter 2021

December 2nd between noon – 5PM, Drop off entry at the Robbins Hunter Museum
December 4th entries on display during the Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour
For our 14th year we challenge you to use candy canes in a unique way as part of your gingerbread creation.  As you finish your Thanksgiving Dinner, put on your thinking caps and start building.  Your entry will be on display during the Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour at the Robbins Hunter Museum December 4th. Join in the fun and make your own creation for the competition! For more details, rules and entry form click here.


NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP DAY
Open House at the Warner Family Sugar Shack : FREE
Friday December 17 from 4:00-7:00PM

December 17 is the perfect day to begin the day with pancakes, French toast or biscuits topped off with delicious maple syrup as you celebrate National Maple Syrup Day.
Maple syrup was first collected, processed and used by the indigenous peoples of North America. Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.
Come tour and learn how maple syrup is collected and processed at the Warner Sugar Shack open house.
Warner Sugar Shack, 1618 Loudon

STORYWALK® IN THE PARK
September, 2021
Enjoy reading the September book “Full of Fall” by April Pulley Sayre as you walk along Raccoon Trail East located just south of Wildwood Playground.  Don’t forget to come back in October for a new book adventure!
“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.” The installation of the StoryWalk® In The Park, is made possible through the community partnership between the Granville Public Library, Friends of the Library, Kiwanis Club of Granville and the Granville Recreation District.

GLOW IN THE DARK MINIATURE GOLF AT GRANVILLE GOLFLAND
Fall 2021
Saturday September 25 @ 8PM, play a round of Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf!

Free but Pre-registration required by September 18th, 2021

Miniature golf can be traced all the way back to the 19th century. It was originally invented to allow women to play golf because, in Victorian Scotland, it was unladylike for women to raise a golf club above their shoulder level – which pretty much took regular golf off of the table. In 1867, a smaller version of the game was invented by the Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews. Then it was introduced to the United States and its popularity skyrocketed. After World War I, it swept all over America and by the 1930s was immensely popular. Celebrate this day with a round of glow in the dark miniature golf.

Celebrate by bringing the family for a round of Glow In The Dark Miniature Golf at Granville Golfland!
Pre-register on the GRD Web-site to reserve your spot, the event is limited to 60 participants. Glow in the dark golf balls will be provided.
Then the night of the event the cost will be $4/person (R/NR) paid to Golfland.
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2021

HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL
Fall 2021
Infirmary Mound Park
Saturday, October 9th @ 12 pm – 4pm

Come celebrate fall with us and experience what life was like back in the 1840’s. The Festival will have food trucks, Touch-a Tractor, bounce houses, crafts, archery, games, and other activities. The Rendezvous features actors in period dress. Public hours to wander through the encampment will be posted on the Licking County Park District Web-site. (lickingparkdistrict.com)