Pioneer Tyke Hikes @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What was it like to live as a pioneer? Come out and tour the 1847 McKinnis homestead to discover some of the jobs pioneers had during the fall. It will include hands on activities such as grinding corn, pressing apples, churning butter, and looking in the garden to see if anything is ready to be harvested. After each stop, you’ll be rewarded with a small taste of the past for your hard work.

This event will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Recommended for those ages 3-6 with an adult companion; other aged siblings are welcome to attend.

CPR and First Aid Training @ Hancock County Red Cross
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer training in adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid at 6 p.m. Monday at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St.

Advance registration is required by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting redcross.org/take-a-class.

Baby and Me @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

For all parents and their children ages 2 years and under. A group not just for first time parents, but all parents living with and caring for newborns or children up to 2 years of age. The group will provide a safe, educational format for parents to share and socialize. There will be an instructional class by Help Me Grow as well.

Global Leadership Summit Luncheon: Resilience @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Enhance your leadership growth with Winebrenner’s Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheons. We will be gathering local leaders and allowing time for deeper discussion and networking. Registration is free and lunch is included. Our first luncheon, titled, “Resilience” will feature Dr. Joel Cocklin, academic dean at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Flag City Morning Rotary
Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Classes in the park are for homeschooled families.  This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations.

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8
11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13

Series includes the following:
September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP)
October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3
November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW)
December 2 – Motion – ONP
January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP
February 3 – Solar System – ONP
March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge
April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3
May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW
June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP
Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
Educator’s Open House @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Early and middle childhood classroom teachers and elementary principals are invited to join us for our Educator Open House. The Educator Open House is a chance for area teachers to come to the museum for FREE (with school ID or affiliation) and explore all of the Children’s Museum of Findlay’s exhibits. It is also a great opportunity to learn about field trip programs!

Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county!

Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.

Creative Expressions “Sew Many Memories” group @ Birchaven Village
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a Creative Expressions “Sew Many Memories” group.

Participants will turn a deceased loved one’s clothing into a keepsake.

The group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane.

The Oct. 8 session will be for planning purposes and the Oct. 17 session will be used for sewing.

The group is open to any adult, child or family who has recently experienced the death of a loved one. No sewing experience is necessary, and volunteers will be available to assist.

Participants must attend both sessions. Supplies and lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required by Oct. 5 by calling Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services at 419-423-5351 or sending an email to bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.

Showto @ UF Alumni Memorial Union - Endly Room
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

Showto, a resident of Japan known as Laughing Man, will visit The University of Findlay to practice Rakugo, a centuries old oral tradition of Japanese comedic storytelling. He will perform in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Endly Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. The public event will be free.

Rakugo dates back to the end of the 17th century. Showto performs it in both English and Japanese, and has appeared on stage in New Zealand, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. His October performance will mark his fifth visit to UF.

Refreshments will be provided at the event, which is sponsored by the UF Convocation Committee. For more information, contact Cathy Donovan at (419) 434-4711, or at Donovan@findlay.edu.