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Your Family is Your Greatest Work of Art: Decorating Your Home with Portraits 7:15 am
Your Family is Your Greatest Work of Art: Decorating Your Home with Portraits @ 50 North
Dec 1 @ 7:15 am
Jessica Leszkowicz, co-owner of Keepsake Portraits, will present a session titled “Your Family is Your Greatest Work of Art: Decorating Your Home with Portraits” as the featured speaker of Findlay BNI. The program will be held at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 1 in the west room of 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave. Those attending are asked to RSVP at jessica@keepsakeportraits.com.
Autonomous Vehicles: Current Research, Predictions and Impact 7:30 am
Autonomous Vehicles: Current Research, Predictions and Impact @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am
Ron Burton, vice president of the Transportation Research Center, will speak on “Autonomous Vehicles: Current Research, Predictions and Impact” on Dec. 1 as part of the University of Findlay’s Fridays at Findlay breakfast leadership series. He will discuss how driverless vehicles are intended to lessen roadway fatalities and increase mobility options for the elderly and others, along with challenges faced by the technology. The talk will be held in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium from 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. The cost is $10 per person and $5 for students. To make reservations, contact Cindy Lahey at lahey@findlay.edu or 419-434-5334, or visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay.
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Craft and Sip 3:00 pm
Craft and Sip @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Participants can create their own winter pine-cone trees while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies. Participants will get to choose from a few variations of this craft and pick whichever style they like best. All materials and instruction will be provided. Register with $10 per person at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District Administrative Office at 1424 E. Main Cross St. by noon Dec. 1.
Pine Cone Tree Craft 3:00 pm
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.
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All About Otters 10:00 am
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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Holidays at the McKinnis House 6:00 pm
Holidays at the McKinnis House @ McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Park District invites the community to step back in time and join the McKinnis family as they gather for the holiday season at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Holiday cakes will be made in the kitchen for the family and guests to enjoy. The family will gather in the sitting room for a sing-along and conversation, including a discussion about new traditions that have been brought to the settlement. In the bedchamber, the kids will play games and discuss a Christmas tree. All ages are welcome to attend the free program, and registration is not required. Litzenberg Memorial Woods is located at 6100 U.S. 224, west of Findlay. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program & Event Guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the park “Program & Activities Calendar,” or call the park office at 419-425-7275.
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Animals That Hibernate 10:00 am
Animals That Hibernate @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for toddlers about animals that hibernate and those “under the snow” will be presented by Hancock Park District staff at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program is offered each time. The program is for children 3 years old and under, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The program is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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The Winter Solstice 6:00 pm
The Winter Solstice @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm
A program about the winter solstice will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program will be in the portable planetarium and individuals will sit on the floor. There will also be a craft: making an orange pomander, a holiday item which dates to the Middle Ages. The family program is free, but registration is required by noon Dec. 21. Register online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs and Activities” tab or call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275, for registration or more information.
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Winter, Nature, and Yoga for Kids 10:00 am
Winter, Nature, and Yoga for Kids @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A “Winter, Nature, and Yoga for Kids” program, for youngsters 5-9 years old accompanied by an adult, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 28 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants will practice yoga through music, games, and imagination to imitate animals and nature in winter. There will be poses for stretching, balance and relaxation. Register, with $5 per child, at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Registration deadline is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Adults do not need to register.
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