Mill Creek hosts new Crafty Critters winter event

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Preschoolers colors photos at Fellows Riverside Garden Feb. 28 at the new Crafty Critters event.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Children gathered to color pictures and create crafts Feb. 28 at Fellows Riverside Gardens new Crafty Critters event.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Children gathered at Fellows Riverside Garden Feb. 28 for the new Crafty Critters event, where preschoolers colored photos and created pinecone owls.


The Mill Creek MetroParks hosted the Crafty Critters event on Feb. 28.

According to naturalist Arika Preas, the program is a new winter event for families to enjoy.

The program has no age range, but Preas said it is geared towards children under 5.

“We don’t have a lot of children’s programs during the colder months, so this is a fun way for people to come out and enjoy the park even when it’s cold,” Preas said.

During the event Preas has a range of activities for children to try.

Coloring pages depicting orchards were available.

Community members were also able to create a pine cone owl with supplies provided by the park.

“It’s just a fun way to involve younger community members during the slower months at the park,” Preas said.

The event ran from 1-4 p.m. at the library in Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Preas said this will be the last event for this season, but it will likely start again in November.

For more information on upcoming events at Mill Creek Park, go to

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