DOVER -- The Norma Johnson Center (NJC) will start their children's program series on June 4. "Interacting with Nature" sessions will take place Tuesdays and "Crafting at NJC" will be Thursdays.

Those enrolled in the Tuesday sessions will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the picnic shelter on Conservation Drive off Old State Route 39, west of Dover. The sessions will start on June 4 will take place each following Tuesday through Aug. 6.

Topics covered will include "Fort Building," "Pond Dipping," "Soil: Who Knew," "Insect Defenses," "Snakes," "Mud Magic," "Butterflies," "Wetland Metaphors," and "Marsh Market."

Children enrolled in the Thursday crafting program will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the side porch of the Yellow Pole Barn on Route 39 three miles west of the Interstate 77 exit 83.

Thursday topics starting on June 6 and each following Thursday through Aug. 8 include: "Sandy Vases" (bring recycled jars); "Rock Pets," "Decorative Bucket Seat," "Tye Dye," Plaster Paris Creations," "Butterflies Galore," "Garden Stories," "NJC Chia Pets," and "Candle Creations."

Registration is a must by calling the Norma Johnson Center office at 330-339-7976.

Registration must be made the Friday before each program date.

Cost for the programs will be $3 per child, with a maximum fee of $9 per family. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or a medical release form will need to be signed.