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Hancock Parks Young Scientist Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Parks Young Scientist Camp @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A scientist camp for 6-12 year olds will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The Hancock Park District’s adventure day camp will include experiments, hands-on activities, books and games. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online: www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants. For more information, contact the park district at 419-425-7275.
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Wilderness Survival Guide Program for Youngsters 9:00 am
Wilderness Survival Guide Program for Youngsters @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A wilderness survival guide program for youngsters 6 to 12 years old will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday beginning at Shelter 3 in Riverbend Recreation Area. The program will include how to use a compass, how to read the sky for directions, and other ways to fend for yourself. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Monday. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the Hancock Park District office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information go online or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Outdoor Activities Program for Youngsters 9:00 am
Outdoor Activities Program for Youngsters @ Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A daylong program of outdoor activities for youngsters 6 to 12 years old will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hancock Park District staff will oversee digging in the sand, canoeing and kayaking, and playing different water games. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants.
Hot Topics on Workers’ Compensation 11:30 am
Hot Topics on Workers’ Compensation @ Drury Inn & Suites
Aug 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Hot Topics on Workers’ Compensation” will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Drury Inn & Suites, 820 Trenton Ave., Findlay. Topics will include waste characterization and regulations, universal waste compliance and flood-damaged materials. Presenting the program will be Tom Ross, instructor for the University of Findlay All Hazards Training Center, and owner of TRoss Properties and TRoss Environmental Services. The event will be sponsored by Hancock County Safety Council, a program of the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce. Cost to attend the program is $18. Lunch will be provided. Registration and payment may be made online at FindlayHancockChamber.com, by calling 419-422-3313, or emailing rsvp@FindlayHancockChamber.com.
Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Dave Thomas will present the history of the Hancock County Fair. Thomas is the current operations and facilities manager of the Hancock County Agricultural Society, an active Hancock County farmer and a fourth-generation exhibitor at the county fair. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To reserve a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
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Adventure Day Camp for Youngsters 9:00 am
Adventure Day Camp for Youngsters @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Hancock Park District adventure day camp about insects, for children 6 to 12 years old, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday beginning at Shelter 3 in Riverbend Recreation Area. Snacks will be provided and participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the Hancock Park District office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, go online or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Dyeing Fabric with Plants 10:00 am
Dyeing Fabric with Plants @ McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am
A kids program about using plants to dye fabric will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, in the garden at McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for participants 4-18 years old. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a pair of work gloves. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Discovery Center Open House 10:30 am
Discovery Center Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Michelle Rumschlag, Hancock Park District naturalist, will have a bird nest collection on display from 10:30 a.m. until noon Sunday during an open house in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will include bird watching from the “Windows on Wildlife,” mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books, a touch table, and seasonal displays and exhibits. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at hancockparks.com
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Worms Program For Youngsters 10:00 am
Worms Program For Youngsters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am
A Hancock Park District program about worms, for youngsters 3 years old and under accompanied by an adult, will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be presented each time. There will be a story, a craft and activities. The free program requires no registration. Siblings may attend. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or online at www.hancockparks.com
Solar Eclipse Presentation 6:30 pm
Solar Eclipse Presentation @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm
Personnel with the Warren Rupp Observatory, Bellville, will present a family program about a total solar eclipse at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest. A total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on Aug. 21.
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Mythology of the Sky 6:00 pm
Mythology of the Sky @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
A Hancock Park District planetarium program about constellations, “Mythology of the Sky,” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants are required to sit on the floor in the inflatable planetarium. The family program is free, but because of limited space, registration is required by 1 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 25 individuals. For more information, or registration, call the park district office, 419-425-7275; or online at: hancockparks.com
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Windows on Wildlife 10:00 am
Windows on Wildlife @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Katie Mehlow, Hancock Park District program specialist, will have an interactive display about nature and be available to answer questions during an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be bird watching through the “Windows on Wildlife,” mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books to read, a touch table and puppets, and seasonal displays and exhibits. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275 or go online at hancockparks.com.
Crochet and Knitting Program 10:30 am
Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.
Perseid Meteor Shower 9:00 pm
Perseid Meteor Shower @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm
Steve Rice of Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program on the Perseid Meteor Shower at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, visitors may view the night sky by telescope. The family program is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275, or online at hancockparks.com
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Wetlands of Late Summer 1:00 pm
Wetlands of Late Summer @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Hancock Park District program on “Wetlands of Late Summer” will be presented during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call 419-425-7275 or go online at www.hancockparks.com
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Shorebirds Program 10:00 am
Shorebirds Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
A Hancock Park District program on shorebirds, for preschool youngsters 3-6 years old, will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The program will include a story, a craft and viewing of the birds at a lake habitat. Youngsters should be accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The program is free and requires no registration.
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Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation Presentation 6:00 pm
Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation Presentation @ Bluffton Public Library
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will visit the Bluffton Public Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. This is the second time the library has invited the society to speak in its facilities, with the 2015 program reaching over 100 audience members. Author and founder of the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation, Doug Waller, will discuss Bigfoot evidence and eyewitness reports from all over Ohio and beyond. Waller has published three collections of eyewitness accounts. Donations will be accepted at the door. Register in advance by calling 419-358-5016, emailing psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the library’s front desk.
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Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button: Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately 8:00 am
Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button: Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately @ Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce will host Women’s Mentoring Connections’ “Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button … Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately” from 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse located at 7113 Eastern Woods Parkway. The open discussion features a multigenerational panel of women from various professional backgrounds who will share their experiences and advice on using social media. Attendance is free, but the chamber urges attendees to bring a donation to the Hancock County Veterans Service Office. Needed items include women’s and children’s socks, men’s and women’s underwear, gas and iTunes gift cards, emptied iPods and auto parts store gift cards. To register, visit FindlayHancockChamber.com, email RSVP@FindlayHancockChamber.com or call 419-422-3313.
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No Child Left Indoors 9:00 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Hancock Park District, Pheasants Forever and Whitetails Unlimited personnel will host youth outdoor adventures during a “No Child Left Indoors” event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The outdoor recreational activities will include a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing and kayaking, BB and shotgun use, and more. Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. The program is recommended for 6- to 17-year-olds accompanied by an adult. The program is free with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Register prior to the program via email to Mark Plesec at meplesec@coopertire.com
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Precision Ag Field Day 8:00 am
Precision Ag Field Day @ Kellogg Farms
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am
A Precision Ag Field Day will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at Kellogg Farms, 17392 Township Road 50, near Forest. Registration will be at 8 a.m. Although the event is free, registration is required at go.osu.edu/hardinprecisionagday or by calling the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by Aug. 16 in order to plan for meals and other event arrangements. Some program highlights: Aaron Heilers, project manager for Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, will discuss water quality and nutrient management goals of the three farms in Hardin and Hancock counties. Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension agronomist, will discuss how edge-of-field research is addressing nutrient management issues in Ohio. Kirt Wells will show how farmers can get started with precision data management to make their farming operation more efficient. Kevin Ward will explain how precision agriculture equipment can be used by the smaller producer. Wells and Ward are from Findlay Implement Co. Logan Haake of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, and Kyle Haselman of Haselman Ag Management will show how farmers can use precision ag data in making accurate soil sampling and fertilizer recommendations. Mike Gilkey of 3D Aerial, and John Fulton of OSU Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering will answer questions about how drone technology is collecting imagery to help grain producers make crop health management decisions. During lunch, Megan Burgess of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss cost-share opportunities and local programs that farmers can use to improve nutrient management and address conservation. Harold Watters, OSU Extension agronomist, and Mark Badertscher, Hardin County OSU Extension educator, will explain how producers can make adaptive nitrogen management decisions to meet the needs of their growing corn crop. Lunch will be provided by vendors, the Ohio Farm Bureau and OSU Extension. Fertilizer certification credit will be available to farmers and commercial applicators for participating in the entire field day. It will be one of the final fertilizer certification programs offered before the Sept. 30 deadline for all farmers and commercial applicators who apply fertilizer to 50 or more acres of crops.
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