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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
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A Night Amongst the Stars 6:00 pm
A Night Amongst the Stars @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The portable planetarium will be used to explore our galaxy, learn about the planets, travel to distant galaxies, and see the constellations. Participants must sit on floor, but bring along a pillow if you wish. Ask about handicap accessibility. All ages welcome. Free, but register by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, February 3.
Portable Planetarium Program 6:00 pm
Portable Planetarium Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A portable planetarium program about galaxies, stars and constellations will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The free family program is recommended for school-age children. Registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3. For more information, view the Hancock Park District seasonal program and event guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “What’s New” section, or call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Nature’s Valentines 2:00 pm
Nature’s Valentines @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Show a loved one how much they mean this year by making them a special gift. Learn how to make a nature-themed craft that you can give to your Valentine. Recommended for those ages 4 and up. Register with $2 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 4.
2016 Photography Contest and Open House 3:00 pm
2016 Photography Contest and Open House @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Amateur photographers are invited to participate in the Hancock Park District’s 20th annual 2016 Photography Contest & Open House. The photography contest and open house will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The contest is open to youth (up to age 13 or eighth grade) and adults (14 years of age and older). Photo submissions are due by noon on Jan. 15 at the Hancock Park District office. There is no contest entry fee. Photo entries can be dropped off at the HPD office located at 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay 45840 during office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or may be submitted by mail. Judging of photos will be based on content, technical quality, composition and originality. Mounting neatness will also be considered. Photographers are required to obtain written permission if they use people in their photos. A copy of the written permission is required at the time of entry submission. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite photos for the People’s Choice Awards during the open house. All votes are required to be completed by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. An awards ceremony for the contest winners will take place at 3 p.m. During the ceremony, ribbons and awards will be given to the winners for youth and adult first through third, Best in Show, People’s Choice Awards and honorable mention. There are eight contest entry categories: Hancock Park District scene, people in the park, general nature, Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, wild animals, domestic animals, action sports entries, and best of black and white. Additional details for each category are listed in the rules and guidelines so be sure to check them carefully before submitting photo contest entries.
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2016 Photography Contest and Open House 1:00 pm
2016 Photography Contest and Open House @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Amateur photographers are invited to participate in the Hancock Park District’s 20th annual 2016 Photography Contest & Open House. The photography contest and open house will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The contest is open to youth (up to age 13 or eighth grade) and adults (14 years of age and older). Photo submissions are due by noon on Jan. 15 at the Hancock Park District office. There is no contest entry fee. Photo entries can be dropped off at the HPD office located at 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay 45840 during office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or may be submitted by mail. Judging of photos will be based on content, technical quality, composition and originality. Mounting neatness will also be considered. Photographers are required to obtain written permission if they use people in their photos. A copy of the written permission is required at the time of entry submission. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite photos for the People’s Choice Awards during the open house. All votes are required to be completed by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. An awards ceremony for the contest winners will take place at 3 p.m. During the ceremony, ribbons and awards will be given to the winners for youth and adult first through third, Best in Show, People’s Choice Awards and honorable mention. There are eight contest entry categories: Hancock Park District scene, people in the park, general nature, Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, wild animals, domestic animals, action sports entries, and best of black and white. Additional details for each category are listed in the rules and guidelines so be sure to check them carefully before submitting photo contest entries.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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