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Discovery Stories: Hibernation 10:00 am
Discovery Stories: Hibernation @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The colder months are coming and animals need to prepare for winter. Come out for a discovery story about animals that hibernate. There will be crafts, games, and activities too. This event takes place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommend for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend, free, registration not required.
Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Nov 4 @ 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
ArtWalk 5:00 pm
ArtWalk @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall has come and the cool winds have begun to blow. It’s time to head to downtown Findlay for ArtWalk to celebrate with art, music, food, entertainment and shopping. On Friday, Nov. 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Arts Partnership will host this semi-annual event, sponsored by First Federal Bank. Downtown will be open to showcase the businesses, restaurants, artists, performers and musicians from throughout our community. ArtWalk, a celebration of the arts and the creative minds that make it, has allowed local artists, downtown businesses, and restaurants to form a connection that draws thousands of spectators to downtown to see what Findlay has to offer. In addition to strolling through individual businesses, participants can view pieces of art from local artists and watch performers from the Ohio area. Guests may also take advantage of offers, sales, demonstrations and tastings that many businesses and restaurants offer for this event. Visiting ArtWalk this year are the Amazing Giants, a group of stilt-walkers and entertainers. The Amazing Giants, fire and flow artists — experts in hoop dance and fire spinning — will be roaming the streets and entertaining ArtWalk attendees. To view a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit A printable version of this information will be available on the website as well. As part of the celebration of the Findlay High School Orchestra’s 110th anniversary, 16 painted violins and violin sculptures, painted by local artists and art educators, will be on display at the Jones Mansion during ArtWalk. The violins are available for preview prior to a silent auction to be held at the orchestra’s anniversary pops concert on Nov. 21 at Findlay High School. ArtWalk is a free event. For more information, visit or call 419-422-4624. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Pizza Planetarium Party 6:00 pm
Pizza Planetarium Party @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The moon will be past third quarter phase and constellations Perseus and Andromeda will be in view this evening. Grab a bite of pizza and check out our planetarium to see what else is in the early November night sky. A stellar craft will be available for children to make and take home. Recommended for those ages 5 and up, Register with $5 per person by 4:30 PM on Thursday, November 5.
Arcadia UMC Harvest Bazaar 9:00 am
Arcadia UMC Harvest Bazaar @ Arcadia United Methodist Church
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Arcadia United Methodist Church, 19397 Hancock County 216, Arcadia, will host its annual Harvest Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7. The bazaar will feature a bake sale, cookie walk, crafts, rag rugs, a quilt raffle made by the congregation’s sewing circle and a silent auction of gift baskets and other items, including an Ohio State tree. Food will be available for dining in or carry-out, and will include chicken, sloppy joe or hot dog sandwiches, homemade noodles, potato salad and vegetable soup, apple dumplings and desserts. Apple dumplings and noodles will also be available at a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the church and local charities.
Street of Shops bazaar 9:00 am
Street of Shops bazaar @ Upper Room Church of God
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Upper Room Church of God will host its Street of Shops bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. The event will feature gifts, crafts and baked goods. New and pre-owned items will also be sold. Free punch and coffee will be available for shoppers. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include sandwich, soup, chips, dessert and drink for $6. The church is located at 520 W. Bigelow Ave.
Van Buren UMC Holiday Craft Bazaar 9:00 am
Van Buren UMC Holiday Craft Bazaar @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will hold its holiday craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7. The event will feature a variety of crafts and baked goods. Lunch will also be available. The menu includes chicken and noodles, vegetable soup, sandwiches and pie. The church is located at the corner of South Main and Walnut streets in Van Buren.
Pop-Up Book Gallery Grand Opening 7:00 pm
Pop-Up Book Gallery Grand Opening @ Mazza Museum
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, will have a grand opening for the Laiho Gallery, the first gallery dedicated to paper-engineered picture books. A ribbon cutting will take place and artist Matthew Reinhart, who donated more than 300 works to be displayed in the gallery, will be speaking. Refreshments such as cake pops and popcorn will be served. The public is invited to attend, but reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 6 by calling 419-434-5521 or emailing Kerry Teeple, museum administrative assistant and accounting officer, at The 400-square-foot Laiho Gallery will feature rotating pieces of pop-ups, fold-outs, die-cuts and other three-dimensional original literary works of art.
Arlington United Methodist Church Craft Bazaar 9:00 am
Arlington United Methodist Church Craft Bazaar @ Arlington United Methodist Church
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come examine the variety of crafts for sale at the bazaar. From quilts to furniture, decorations, food, and more there is no shortage of items to explore. It will be held at Arlington United Methodist Church, which is handicap accessible. No parking is allowed at the library. Proceeds benefit missions and church ministries. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeout is available. Enjoy chicken and noodles, apple dumplings or other homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts.
St. Michael Rosary Altar Society 61st Annual Christmas Bazaar 9:00 am
St. Michael Rosary Altar Society 61st Annual Christmas Bazaar @ St. Michael Auditorium
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Homemade baked goods, handcrafted gift items, handmade apparel, holiday decor, jewelry, live plants, religious items, music, books, movies, raffles, live music and more!
Adventures in Our Environment 11:00 am
Adventures in Our Environment @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our environment includes living things & natural forces. Join CMF and the Ohio EPA to experience the Earth’s water table and the impacts of pollution through hands on demonstrations!
Kids in the Park: Fall Scavenger Hunt Hike 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Fall Scavenger Hunt Hike @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Its fall and all the leaves are changing their color. Can you find all the hidden food that the squirrel has stored up for winter? Have the animals gone to sleep yet? Bring the kids out and enjoy a fun filled colors scavenger hunt through the woods. All ages welcome, Free, registration not required.
The Leonid Meteor Shower 6:00 pm
The Leonid Meteor Shower @ Riverbend Park
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club invites you to attend a public observing meeting. Susan Nims will give a talk about “The Leonid Meteor Shower” which will be happening in the night sky the following Wednesday. They will also be viewing the crescent moon and many other wonders of the night sky. Bring your telescopes and binoculars or look through theirs. All ages welcome, Free, registration not required.
Meet Mother Nature 1:00 pm
Meet Mother Nature @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Just as in nature, the Discovery Center will be transitioning from autumn into winter with activities and information galore! Meet special guest Mother Nature as she reads a seasonal story at 1:30 PM and 3 PM. Find out what plants and animals are doing in late fall and how they survive winter. Don’t miss this open house! All ages welcome, Free, registration not required.
Nature Journaling Workshop 7:00 pm
Nature Journaling Workshop @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sharon Hammer Baker, artist, naturalist and Hancock Park District volunteer, will lead a nature journaling workshop from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program includes observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Participants will use live and mounted wildlife, fresh and collected park materials. Participants should bring a sketch book and art supplies. The free program is recommended for teenagers and adults. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Cory-Rawson Cheerleading Squad Holiday Craft Show 9:00 am
Cory-Rawson Cheerleading Squad Holiday Craft Show @ Cory-Rawson Local Schools
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The third annual Cory-Rawson cheerleading squad holiday craft show and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cory-Rawson Local Schools, 3930 County Road 26, Rawson. All proceeds from the craft show and bake sale will benefit the Cory-Rawson cheerleading program. Concessions will be available. For more information, contact Michele Rettig at 419-306-1553 or
Forest VFW Holiday Marketplace 9:00 am
Forest VFW Holiday Marketplace @ Forest VFW Hall
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
FOREST — The fifth annual VFW Holiday Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Forest at both the Forest VFW Hall, 204 E. Lima St., and the Forest-Jackson Public Library, 102 W. Lima St. The craft show will feature over 35 craft and direct sales vendors. A full list of vendors is available on the Facebook page, facebook@vfwholidaymarketplace2015. Lunch, including soups, sandwiches, pies and beverages, will be available for eat-in or carry-out. Horse-drawn wagon rides will leave from the library every 45 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. and will take children to Gormley Park where they will participate in a turkey hunt. There will also be a craft table for children at the library where they can help make Christmas decorations that will be taken to veterans at the Veterans Home and Hospital in Dayton in December. “The Grinch” will be making appearances throughout the day. A photographer will be at the library to take pictures of children and/or families and pets that can be used to make personalized Christmas cards and other gifts. Admission is free. Door prizes will be awarded, and every purchase will provide another chance for a prize. Winners need not be present. For more information, call 419-721-8959.
Kids and the Moon 4:30 pm
Kids and the Moon @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A kids program about the moon will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The earlier program is for children 5 years old and younger, while the later program is for children 6 years old and older. The program will include a story, a craft, and a viewing of the moon inside the inflatable planetarium. The free program requires registration by noon Friday, Nov. 20. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Litzenberg Activity Barn Open House 6:00 pm
Litzenberg Activity Barn Open House @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On the last Tuesday of every month, the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods is open to the public for tours. A service ranger will be there to answer questions!
Brugeman Lodge Open House 6:00 pm
Brugeman Lodge Open House @ Riverbend Park
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On the last Monday of every month, the Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area is open to the public for tours. A service ranger will be there to answer questions.

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