• Explorers 500: Camouflage — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, grades kindergarten through third with a parent. Librarians and the naturalist will share informational stories and hands on activities. Meet at the library and walk to the nature center.
• Animal Leaf Art — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, ages 5 and older. Create a one-of-a-kind placemat by transforming leaves into animals. Cost is $3.
• Bat Encounters — 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Ages 6 and older. Professional bat researchers from the Organization for Bat Conservation will present an educational program and an opportunity to see some of the largest and rarest bats in the world.
• Happy Owl-O-Ween — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, ages 5 and older. Learn what makes owls supreme hunters, and dissect an owl pellet to see what treats they have eaten. Cost is $3.
• Irish Trickster Tales and Leprechaun Traps — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Meet at the library to hear Irish tales and walk to the nature center to make a real leprechaun trap in the woods.
• Trick or Treat Hike — 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Come in costume to the nature center and enjoy a not-so-scary walk through the woods and collect treats along the way.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.