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Hobo Stew and Halloween Campout
Hobo Stew and Halloween Campout @ Van Buren State Park
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day
The annual hobo stew and Halloween campout will be held Oct. 7-8 at Van Buren State Park. Among the activities will be hayrides, a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin crafts, a Halloween parade, silent auction, spooky train rides, and hobo stew, with campers and visitors providing items.
NAMI Tastes and Tunes 5:00 pm
NAMI Tastes and Tunes @ Gathering Wine
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County will hold a “Tastes and Tunes” fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Gathering Wine, 235 S. Main St. The event will feature musicians and appetizers, a gift basket auction and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds go to NAMI’s programs, which are offered free to community members.
Zeta Tau Alpha Pink Pasta Dinner 5:00 pm
Zeta Tau Alpha Pink Pasta Dinner @ The Inn at Ohio Northern University
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zeta Tau Alpha’s Pink Pasta Dinner, hosted at The Inn at Ohio Northern University, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Dinner will include salad, a pasta buffet with assorted sauces, breadsticks, desserts and drinks. A 50/50 raffle will also be held. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink. Presale tickets are $12, while tickets at the door are $15. All proceeds go to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation for breast cancer education and awareness. To purchase a ticket, contact Katlyn Brown at email@example.com or 567-644-8795
Pollinators 6:00 pm
Pollinators @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Dwight Wilson, bee expert and beekeeper, will discuss pollinators at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Bee-friendly, native wildflower seeds will be available for participants. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275
Meteor Shower Program 6:00 pm
Meteor Shower Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
A planetarium program about the meteor shower produced by dust from Halley’s Comet will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hancock Park District staff will present the program with other constellations and photos of planets and galaxies. After the program, there will be viewing of the meteor shower, which radiates from the constellation Orion and produces about 20 meteors per hour. The free program is recommended for individuals 5 years and older, accompanied by an adult. Because of limited space in the inflatable planetarium, registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Riverbend Recreation Area Hay Ride 1:00 pm
Riverbend Recreation Area Hay Ride @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm
Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead a hay ride and fall activities for kids Oct. 22 at Shelter 1 in Riverbend Recreation Area. After the hay ride, other activities will include a guided hike to seek hidden autumn leaves, pumpkin bowling, “Bug in a Haystack” and an acorn drop. Hay rides will be held at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is $5 per person and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Wee Ones in the Park: Pumpkins 10:00 am
Wee Ones in the Park: Pumpkins @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wee Ones in the Park, presented by Hancock Park District staff, will have a program about pumpkins at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held each time. The program will include a story, pumpkin bowling, feeling pumpkin parts, and making a pumpkin craft. The free program is recommended for 3 year old and younger children, accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
McComb Lions Club Senior Scholarship Dinner 6:30 pm
McComb Lions Club Senior Scholarship Dinner @ McComb school cafeteria
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm
The McComb Lions Club will host its ninth annual senior scholarship dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, prior to the varsity football game versus Liberty Benton. The dinner will be held in the McComb school cafeteria and will include chicken, pork, vegetable, roll, dessert and drink. Eat-in or carryout options are available. The cost of the meal is $9, and tickets are presale only and may be purchased through Oct. 22 from any McComb Lions member and at Primrose Flowers, Hoverman Insurance and Tees, Tees & More in McComb. You may also call 419-293-3458 to purchase tickets. All proceeds will be used to fund the McComb Lions Club scholarship.
Zombie Run for the Red 5K 6:00 pm
Zombie Run for the Red 5K @ Findlay High School
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross Hancock County Youth Council is taking registrations for the Zombie Run for the Red 5K, which will be held Oct. 29 at Findlay High School. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the Zombie Run will begin at 6 p.m. Zombies and other spooky surprises will be waiting for runners along the course. The run will end at Findlay High School at a Zombie Apocalypse Party with music, food and games. Registration is $20 before Oct. 22, and $25 after that date. Runners can register online at http://redcross.org/zombierun16. Registration forms are also available at the Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., and from any Red Cross Youth Council member. Runners of all ages are welcome, and prizes will be awarded for top finishers in each age group.