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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
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Awesome Astronomy 1:00 pm
Awesome Astronomy @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration has begun for the Hancock Park District astronomy camp. On Friday, June 2, “Awesome Astronomy” will be the subject for a 1-4 p.m. event in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for 13- to 15-year-old teens. Registration is $15 per child, and must be made by 1 p.m. May 31. A medical form is required and available online: hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants.
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Growing Green Thumbs: Fruits 10:00 am
Growing Green Thumbs: Fruits @ McKinnis House Garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am
A program for youth about fruits in the garden will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at McKinnis House garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is part of the Hancock Park District’s “Growing Green Thumbs” series. A presentation will cover the fruits growing in the garden and how the family will use them, and then weeding of the garden. The program is for 4- to 18-year-old youth. Individuals under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring work gloves. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 individuals.
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First Step Slice of Life Garden Party 3:00 pm
First Step Slice of Life Garden Party @ My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will offer a garden party and victory garden tea this month as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series. A Slice of Life garden party will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers, 8981 U.S. 224 West. Owner Ann Boyd will talk about the herbs of Italian cuisine, each containing nutrients and phytochemicals that can improve mood and health. The cost of the workshop is $18. For reservations, call 419-422-5594.
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Bees & Butterflies 6:30 pm
Bees & Butterflies @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm
The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area will host a free program titled “Bees & Butterflies” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Public Library. The guest speaker is Anne Coburn-Griffis from Quarry Farm and Nature Preserve.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
Findlay Fishing Club Free Fishing Day 4:00 pm
Findlay Fishing Club Free Fishing Day @ Findlay Fishing Club
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Findlay Fishing Club will host a free catch-and-release fishing day for area veterans from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the club, located at 11536 Township Road 67, Findlay.
Microsoft Publisher Poster Making Class 6:30 pm
Microsoft Publisher Poster Making Class @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a Microsoft Publisher poster making class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants will learn how to add backgrounds, change fonts, insert images and more. For more information, call the library at 419-273-2400.
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Adventure Day Camp 9:00 am
Adventure Day Camp @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hancock Park District staff will host an “Adventure Day Camp” about art in nature from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area. In the morning, participants will make a nature craft and explore the park. In the afternoon, Awakening Minds Art staff will present a program about watercolor painting of a nature scene. Snacks will be provided, and participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for 13- to 15-year-olds. Register, with $20 per participant, by 4 p.m. Wednesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants.
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Leipsic Garden Tour 10:00 am
Leipsic Garden Tour @ Main Street, Leipsic
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Master Gardeners will host a garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 featuring four gardens on Main Street in Leipsic. The group has teamed up with the Village of Leipsic and the Leipsic Chamber of Commerce to offer a day full of art, education, shopping and food. Visitors may register at Do It Best Village Hardware (west end) or The Meadows of Leipsic (east end) to receive $5 in chamber bucks, a map and brochure, and shuttle service for the day. Free parking will be available at both of these locations. Included in the tour will be: Jim and Ann Russell (134 W. Main St.), a combination of annual and perennial plants with an extensive display of women’s hats and antiques; Pat and Ingrid Agner (610 E. Main St.), a relaxing garden full of color and peaceful sounds; Donna Gallaway (787 E. Main St.), a garden bursting with color with many gnomes hiding among the plants; and Sue Christman (805 E. Main St.), a cottage-style home complete with Boston ivy, a pergola, pool, and a hidden patio area. Numerous garden-related demonstrations and educational opportunities will be available that day, along with musical entertainment by Rudy Lomeli from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downtown area.
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Plant Swap 6:00 pm
Plant Swap @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
A plant swap will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch. All garden enthusiasts are encouraged to bring plants to exchange. Participants will also learn about flowers and plants in the area.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
Sophie the Pig at Bluffton Public Library 6:00 pm
Sophie the Pig at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Visitors to the Bluffton Public Library will get a chance to meet Sophie the Pig from the Quarry Farm at 6 p.m. June 15. Participants will learn how to make their yard a wildlife habitat, as well as create a walking stick. Call the library at 419-358-5016 by June 9 to register.
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Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists are invited to head outside and get inspired by nature at the fourth annual Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out on Saturday, June 24, at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Adult artists working in all media are welcome to join outdoor (“en plein air” in French) artists for a day of painting at the McKinnis farmstead as well as the woods and prairie areas of the park. Registration/check-in runs from 9 to 10 a.m. at the barn. Artists can paint their choice of 1840s farmstead, garden, prairie, woods or river bottom from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Artists will gather in the barn from 3 to 4 p.m. to share their work with other artists and park visitors. Lunch will run from noon to 1 p.m., and artists can bring their own food to eat in the barn or they can dine out. There is no registration fee for this noncompetitive event. The public is invited to view the paintings at the end of the day. In case of rain, there are several places under cover to work. For more information about Art in the Park programs, contact Sharon Hammer Baker at bakerartstudio@gmail.com or phone the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Millstream Astronomy Club: Saturn 9:00 pm
Millstream Astronomy Club: Saturn @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
J.T. Senghas, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Saturn at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 24, in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, there will be viewing of the planet and the nighttime sky. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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University of Findlay Forensic Science Summer Camp
University of Findlay Forensic Science Summer Camp @ The University of Findlay
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors can register for the University of Findlay’s Forensic Science Summer Camp, to be held in June. Students will use biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and deductive reasoning during hands-on activities in a university lab and at mock crime scenes on campus. They will attempt to solve a series of unsolved crimes, examining evidence left at the crime scenes. The camp will be held Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29 and students will stay on campus during that time. The cost is $425. For more information and to register, contact camp organizer Philip Lucas at lucasp@findlay.edu or at 419-434-4308, or visit the Forensic Science Summer Camp web page at https://www.findlay.edu/liberal-arts/forensic-science/Forensic%20Science%20Summer%20Camp.
Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba 7:00 pm
Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba @ The Link
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
Carole Elchert, assistant professor of communication at the University of Findlay, will give a presentation on her new film, “Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba,” at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Link, 112 E. Findlay St., Carey. In December 2015, Elchert and Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, traveled to Havana, Cuba, to interview artists and gather footage for a film. The documentary focuses on six of Cuba’s prominent artists and explores the role of art as activism.
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Conservation Biology Day Camp for Teens 9:00 am
Conservation Biology Day Camp for Teens @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A day camp about conservation biology for teens will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Monday. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants should meet in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The camp, for 13- to 15-year-olds, will include trail hikes to study invasive species, endangered species, water pollution and water quality in streams. Participants should wear clothes and shoes which can get wet and an extra set of clothes for changing afterward. Participants should bring a water bottle. Register, with $15 per participant, by 1 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and is available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
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