Sep
22
Fri
ONU Public Star Party @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Ohio Northern University observatory will host a public star party from 8-10 p.m. Friday to celebrate the autumnal equinox, which is the astronomical start of fall.

On this day, the Earth’s equatorial plane intersects the sun. Consequently, there are approximately equal durations of nighttime and daytime. Also, the sun rises due east and sets due west on this day. Targets will include the setting moon, Saturn, Uranus and deep sky objects.

Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.

Sep
23
Sat
Millstream Astronomy Club — Mercury @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

Doug Rider, with Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, at 8 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area.

After the program, telescopes will be available, or participants may bring one, to view the moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn.

The free family program requires no registration.

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

Oct
1
Sun
Punkin’ Chunkin’ Archery Challenge @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Oct 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Pumpkin season has finally arrived. To celebrate, participants will test their archery skills in a different way by using pumpkins as targets. Cider and donuts will be included. Participants must have attended an HPD introductory archery session prior to this event and must use HPD archery equipment.

Age: Required to be ages 9 and up

Admission: Register with $13 per person by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. An adult must accompany children ages 15 and under.

Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants

Oct
3
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
10
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 10 @ 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.

Oct
17
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
21
Sat
Aiming for Archery @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Participants will learn how to properly stand, hold and shoot a bow to hit a bullseye. After some practicing, games will be played. This program will be led by a certified archery instructor.

Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. for ages 10 to 14
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ages 15 to 17

Admission: Register with $10 per child by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.

Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants per time slot

Oct
24
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 24 @ 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.

Oct
31
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 31 @ 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.

Nov
4
Sat
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided.

Age: Required to be 18 years and older

Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.

Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants

For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.

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