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Experienced paddlers will be on hand at Prairie Oaks Metro Park to let you take a ride on the scenic Darby Bend lakes. This is a great way to get acquainted with smaller water and maybe see if a canoe or kayak is for you. Children must be at least 40 inches tall to ride.

What: Canoe the Lakes Where: Prairie Oaks Metro Park, When: 1 p.m., Saturday, July 4 Web