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Bird Migration Canoe Trip 8:30 am
Bird Migration Canoe Trip @ Blanchard River
Sep 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
A canoe trip on the Blanchard River, to view bird migration, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at Zonta Landing in Riverside Park. Participants may bring binoculars. An experienced birder/program specialist will guide the group. Canoes, paddles, and personal flotation devices will be provided. No experience is needed, but participants must be at least 12 years old and able to maneuver/control a canoe. Register, with $10 per person, online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office by 4 p.m. Wednesday with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and/or a parental consent form, if applicable. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Tim Wilson and John Thies Exhibition Reception 7:00 pm
Tim Wilson and John Thies Exhibition Reception @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion -- Gallery H
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
Mail artist Tim Wilson’s work is on display in the University of Findlay’s Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Gallery H, located in the northeast hallway. A reception for both Wilson and artist John Thies, whose wood-fired pottery is on display in the pavilion’s Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the pavilion. Inspired by the documentary film, “How to Draw a Bunny,” about collagist Ray Johnson, Wilson decided to form his own “mail art” branch with his son, Zach, and a small circle of friends. With few exceptions, the pieces in the UF exhibit — either captioned postcards or picture postcards accompanied by a short fictional story — have been sent through the mail and are on loan from the various recipients. All have been created with words and images collected from various publications. For the past 30 years, Wilson has taught art at the university and high school levels in Orlando, Florida, and Toledo. He lives in Delta.
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Archery Basics for Adults 6:30 pm
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Age: Required to be 18 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.
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Fall Night Sky Program 6:00 pm
Fall Night Sky Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
A program on the fall night sky will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the portable planetarium in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants will sit on the floor. The program is free, but registration is required because of limited capacity. Register by 4 p.m. Friday online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” calendar, or at the Hancock Park District office. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Fall Bird Migration Program 9:00 am
Fall Bird Migration Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A program on fall bird migration will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be an hourlong presentation at 9 a.m. and an hourlong bird-watching hike at 10 a.m. Participants may bring binoculars, telescopes, or cameras. No experience is necessary. The free program is recommended for individuals at least 6 years old. Register by 4 p.m. Friday at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” calendar, or at the Hancock Park District office. For more information, call the office, 419-425-7275.
Growing Green: Harvest Time 10:00 am
Growing Green: Harvest Time @ McKinnis House Garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A youth program on gardening will be held at McKinnis Garden, with harvesting and shelling of beans, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is called “Growing Green: Harvest Time.” There will be a snack from the garden or orchard, depending on what has ripened. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday, online at www.HancockParks.com or at the Hancock Park District office. Participants are required to be 4 to 18 years old. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring work gloves. For more information call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Phillips Discovery Center Open House 1:00 pm
Phillips Discovery Center Open House @ Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house in the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve from 1-4 p.m. Sunday will allow visitors to learn about some weird, but true, facts in science and nature. For instance, a male ostrich can roar like a lion and sharks have eight senses. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Nature’s Less-Than-Lovable Features 10:00 am
Nature’s Less-Than-Lovable Features @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for preschoolers about nature’s “less-than-lovable” features will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The presentation will include facts about slimy, sticky, smelly and ugly items in nature. The program is for 3- to 6-year-old youngsters, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. There will be a story and hands-on activity. Registration is not required for the free program. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Master Gardeners: Community Gardens 3:18 pm
Master Gardeners: Community Gardens @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 11 @ 3:18 pm – 4:18 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program, “Master Gardeners: Community Gardens” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Lindamood Room. Master Gardener Karl Farwig will discuss how to set up community gardens, as well as the benefits and challenges that are associated with them. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712 or visiting www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Cassini’s Final Plunge into Saturn 9:00 pm
Cassini’s Final Plunge into Saturn @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University observatory will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m. Friday to observe “Cassini’s final plunge into Saturn.” Cassini-Huygens planetary orbiter and probe departed on its mission to Saturn on Oct. 15, 1997. Twenty years later it is about to end its mission in spectacular fashion by burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere. Although Cassini will not be visible in the observatory’s telescopes, Saturn will be along with its rings and moons. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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North Baltimore Area Historical Society Craft Bazaar 9:00 am
North Baltimore Area Historical Society Craft Bazaar @ North Baltimore Area Historical Society
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
NORTH BALTIMORE — A bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Baltimore Area Historical Society. Local crafters will have holiday items for sale, and proceeds will support the organization. The society is located at 229 N. Main St., across from the North Baltimore Public Library. Admission and parking are free.
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Stephen Takacs Art Exhibit Reception 1:00 pm
Stephen Takacs Art Exhibit Reception @ Grace Albrecht Gallery
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A reception with artist Stephen Takacs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center. Takacs is a multidisciplinary artist from Columbus whose exhibit “Brownie in Motion” opened on Aug. 28 and will continue through Sept. 22. “Brownie In Motion” is a traveling art installation, photographic darkroom and functioning camera modeled after an iconic Kodak Brownie. The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
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ONU Public Star Party 8:00 pm
ONU Public Star Party @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University observatory will host a public star party from 8-10 p.m. Friday to celebrate the autumnal equinox, which is the astronomical start of fall. On this day, the Earth’s equatorial plane intersects the sun. Consequently, there are approximately equal durations of nighttime and daytime. Also, the sun rises due east and sets due west on this day. Targets will include the setting moon, Saturn, Uranus and deep sky objects. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Millstream Astronomy Club — Mercury 8:00 pm
Millstream Astronomy Club — Mercury @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Doug Rider, with Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, at 8 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, telescopes will be available, or participants may bring one, to view the moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Wee Ones: River Otters 10:00 am
Wee Ones: River Otters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for toddlers about river otters will be presented by Hancock Park District staff at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The Wee Ones program, for 3-year-old and younger toddlers accompanied by an adult, will include a story, activities and a craft. Siblings may attend. The program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Garden Club of Findlay 7:00 pm
Garden Club of Findlay @ Fox Run Manor
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
Tanner Cole will give a presentation on the gardens of Europe at the 7 p.m. Thursday meeting of the Men’s & Women’s Garden Club of Findlay. The meeting will be held in the Cooper Room at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Rd 145. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page or contact Ann Brickner at annbrick@tds.net or Heather Heilman at heilman727@gmail.com.
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