Nov
21
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities.

Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification.

Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa.

Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.

What Animals Do In Winter @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A daylong program about what animals do in preparation for winter will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle.

The program is for children 6 to 12 years old. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today, either online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office.

The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Dec
3
Sun
Pine Cone Tree Craft @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A pine cone tree craft, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Participants can choose from several variations and pick a style they like. All materials and instruction will be provided for the craft.

Hot cocoa and cookies will be available.

Registration is $10 per person and must be made by noon Dec. 1 online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St.

For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Dec
4
Mon
All About Otters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A program about otters will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 4 for preschoolers in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time.

Chris Allen, with Hancock Park District program staff, will read a story. There will be games and a craft.

The free program is for 3-6 year-old children with an adult companion, but siblings may attend. No registration is necessary.

For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

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