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Herbs At Litzenberg 10:00 am
Herbs At Litzenberg @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am
A program about herbs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, as children will also help tend the garden at Litzenberg Memorial Woods by harvesting items and pulling weeds. The program is for 4- to 18-year-olds. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring work gloves. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday at the Hancock Park District office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants.
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Dwarf Planets 7:00 pm
Dwarf Planets @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm
A program on dwarf planets, which is Pluto’s designation now, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants are required to sit on the floor. The free program is recommended for individuals at least 8 years old. The program requires registration by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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Flag City Daylily Tour 10:00 am
Flag City Daylily Tour
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The second annual Flag City Daylily Tour, featuring six gardens, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sharon and Ron DeCooman (4251 County Road 236, Arcadia) have a rural farm featuring 900 registered cultivars, specializing in tall and large free-form blooms. Their extensive hybridizing program has produced thousands of seedlings on display in open fields. Mike and Denise Anders (712 Redfox Road, Findlay) have 2,000 registered cultivars on a half-acre city lot. Most are large-flowering classic forms. They also have numerous hostas and various pieces of garden art. Ann and George Brickner at the Perennial Plant Peddler (8755 Township Road 251) have over 900 registered daylilies including large-flowering, unusual forms, spiders, minis, doubles, some with ruffles, patterns and teeth. Their extensive display gardens also include 200 hostas, 250 irises and more than 1,000 other perennials. Sue and Ed Karsnak (2601 Oakmont Drive) have a casual city garden designed to bloom throughout the growing season by blending more than 100 registered daylilies of various types amidst many perennials, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Rick and Barb Kidwell (316 Beechmont Drive) have more than 500 registered daylilies in numerous beds, displaying a profusion of colors and shapes. Several beds of evaluation plants from amateur hybridizing provide additional character. Keith and Becky McClelland at McClelland’s Daylilies (9728 County Road 37) have more than 500 cultivars, older and newer for sale planted in raised beds, creating the visual impact of a sea of color across a 1-acre garden that includes about 150 hostas. The emphasis is on extra-large spiders and doubles. Last year, Flag City Daylily Tour reached out to other daylily enthusiasts on social media and drew nearly 400 people from 11 states and Canada. Last year’s tour was also featured in the winter 2016 Region 2 newsletter for the American Hemerocallis Society. This year, the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau has given the organization a $500 grant. More information is on Facebook at Flag City Daylily Tour and at www.pplantpeddler.com, or contact Anders at anders@findlay.edu or 419-889-8827.
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Flag City Daylily Tour 10:00 am
Flag City Daylily Tour
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The second annual Flag City Daylily Tour, featuring six gardens, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sharon and Ron DeCooman (4251 County Road 236, Arcadia) have a rural farm featuring 900 registered cultivars, specializing in tall and large free-form blooms. Their extensive hybridizing program has produced thousands of seedlings on display in open fields. Mike and Denise Anders (712 Redfox Road, Findlay) have 2,000 registered cultivars on a half-acre city lot. Most are large-flowering classic forms. They also have numerous hostas and various pieces of garden art. Ann and George Brickner at the Perennial Plant Peddler (8755 Township Road 251) have over 900 registered daylilies including large-flowering, unusual forms, spiders, minis, doubles, some with ruffles, patterns and teeth. Their extensive display gardens also include 200 hostas, 250 irises and more than 1,000 other perennials. Sue and Ed Karsnak (2601 Oakmont Drive) have a casual city garden designed to bloom throughout the growing season by blending more than 100 registered daylilies of various types amidst many perennials, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Rick and Barb Kidwell (316 Beechmont Drive) have more than 500 registered daylilies in numerous beds, displaying a profusion of colors and shapes. Several beds of evaluation plants from amateur hybridizing provide additional character. Keith and Becky McClelland at McClelland’s Daylilies (9728 County Road 37) have more than 500 cultivars, older and newer for sale planted in raised beds, creating the visual impact of a sea of color across a 1-acre garden that includes about 150 hostas. The emphasis is on extra-large spiders and doubles. Last year, Flag City Daylily Tour reached out to other daylily enthusiasts on social media and drew nearly 400 people from 11 states and Canada. Last year’s tour was also featured in the winter 2016 Region 2 newsletter for the American Hemerocallis Society. This year, the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau has given the organization a $500 grant. More information is on Facebook at Flag City Daylily Tour and at www.pplantpeddler.com, or contact Anders at anders@findlay.edu or 419-889-8827.
Painted Clover’s Vintage Market 10:00 am
Painted Clover’s Vintage Market @ Wood County Fairgrounds
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Painted Clover’s Vintage Market showcases 100 local small businesses, food trucks, a live band, furniture, jewelry, candles, signs and more.
Litzenberg Memorial Woods Hike 1:00 pm
Litzenberg Memorial Woods Hike @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A hike through Litzenberg Memorial Woods will be held at 1 p.m. July 8 beginning at the gatehouse. Participants will check under leaves, logs and rocks to find what is hiding in nature. The free, family program requires no registration.
Astronomy Day 7:00 pm
Astronomy Day @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club will host its annual Astronomy Day at 7 p.m. Saturday beginning in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. The evening will include safe telescopic views of the sun, followed by views of Mercury and Jupiter, including four of its moons, and views of Saturn and its rings. Telescopes will be available or participants may bring their own. The free, family program requires no registration.
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Flag City Daylily Tour 12:00 pm
Flag City Daylily Tour
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The second annual Flag City Daylily Tour, featuring six gardens, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sharon and Ron DeCooman (4251 County Road 236, Arcadia) have a rural farm featuring 900 registered cultivars, specializing in tall and large free-form blooms. Their extensive hybridizing program has produced thousands of seedlings on display in open fields. Mike and Denise Anders (712 Redfox Road, Findlay) have 2,000 registered cultivars on a half-acre city lot. Most are large-flowering classic forms. They also have numerous hostas and various pieces of garden art. Ann and George Brickner at the Perennial Plant Peddler (8755 Township Road 251) have over 900 registered daylilies including large-flowering, unusual forms, spiders, minis, doubles, some with ruffles, patterns and teeth. Their extensive display gardens also include 200 hostas, 250 irises and more than 1,000 other perennials. Sue and Ed Karsnak (2601 Oakmont Drive) have a casual city garden designed to bloom throughout the growing season by blending more than 100 registered daylilies of various types amidst many perennials, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Rick and Barb Kidwell (316 Beechmont Drive) have more than 500 registered daylilies in numerous beds, displaying a profusion of colors and shapes. Several beds of evaluation plants from amateur hybridizing provide additional character. Keith and Becky McClelland at McClelland’s Daylilies (9728 County Road 37) have more than 500 cultivars, older and newer for sale planted in raised beds, creating the visual impact of a sea of color across a 1-acre garden that includes about 150 hostas. The emphasis is on extra-large spiders and doubles. Last year, Flag City Daylily Tour reached out to other daylily enthusiasts on social media and drew nearly 400 people from 11 states and Canada. Last year’s tour was also featured in the winter 2016 Region 2 newsletter for the American Hemerocallis Society. This year, the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau has given the organization a $500 grant. More information is on Facebook at Flag City Daylily Tour and at www.pplantpeddler.com, or contact Anders at anders@findlay.edu or 419-889-8827.
Fostoria Garden Club Tour 12:00 pm
Fostoria Garden Club Tour @ Fostoria
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Fostoria Garden Club is sponsoring a self-guided garden tour and flower show from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ten gardens in Fostoria will be showcased, including several that demonstrate how to create a lovely garden in smaller spaces, and one that features container vegetable gardening. Other stops on the tour feature an outdoor kitchen, a pond, a dry river bed, arbor swings and pergolas. The flower show will be located at the Fostoria Woman’s Club, 135 E. Fremont St., featuring table arrangements, various flower varieties and homemade pie and ice cream. Tickets are $5 and are available from any garden club member or at the Fostoria Chamber of Commerce office, 121 N. Main St., through Friday. Day-of tickets are $7, available at the Fostoria Woman’s Club or any of the garden tour homes.
McKinnis House Independence Day Open House 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Independence Day Open House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Independence Day in 1847 will be portrayed during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, in the McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The family program is free and requires no registration.
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Of Larkspur and Hollyhocks 3:00 pm
Of Larkspur and Hollyhocks @ My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will offer a garden party as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series. A “Of Larkspur and Hollyhocks” garden party will be held at 3 p.m. July 10 at My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers, 8981 U.S. 224 West. Owner Ann Boyd will talk about the folklore, mythology and insight of flowers. The cost of the workshop is $15. For reservations, call 419-422-5594.
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Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Endangered Species Program 1:30 pm
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Endangered Species Program @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 11 @ 1:30 pm
The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium will present an endangered species program at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. The program is open to youth in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required by calling 419-358-5016.
Findlay Garden Club July Meeting 6:30 pm
Findlay Garden Club July Meeting
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm
Sharon Creighton will open her garden at 901 Selby St. to the public at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the July meeting of the Findlay Garden Club. The club’s annual garden tour will be held July 15-16. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org for more information about the club.
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Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Youth Canoeing Day Camp 9:00 am
Youth Canoeing Day Camp @ Zonta Landing
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A day camp about canoeing, for youngsters 9-12 years old, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, starting at Zonta Landing boat launch in Findlay’s Riverside Park. The trip will be from Riverside Park to the Ohio 568 bridge and back. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. If the river current from Riverside Park is too strong for canoeing due to flooding or substantial rain, canoeing will be at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Register, with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
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Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour 10:00 am
Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour @ Findlay
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The community can take a gander at 11 area gardens during the return of the Findlay Garden Club’s annual garden tour. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16. A variety of small and large gardens are represented on the tour stops, where the designs have been done by the gardeners themselves. Six of the tour’s featured gardens are located in central Findlay, with three on the city’s east side and two on the north side. Tour maps are available at Feasel’s Garden Center, Brinkman’s Country Corner, Garden Central, the Perennial Plant Peddler, and 50 North. The tour is free to the public but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Doris Salis at 419-422-3560 or salis@findlay.edu. More information on the gardens on this year’s tour can be found at: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2017/07/09/weekend-findlay-garden-club-hopping/
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Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour 1:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club Garden Tour @ Findlay
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The community can take a gander at 11 area gardens during the return of the Findlay Garden Club’s annual garden tour. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16. A variety of small and large gardens are represented on the tour stops, where the designs have been done by the gardeners themselves. Six of the tour’s featured gardens are located in central Findlay, with three on the city’s east side and two on the north side. Tour maps are available at Feasel’s Garden Center, Brinkman’s Country Corner, Garden Central, the Perennial Plant Peddler, and 50 North. The tour is free to the public but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Doris Salis at 419-422-3560 or salis@findlay.edu. More information on the gardens on this year’s tour can be found at: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2017/07/09/weekend-findlay-garden-club-hopping/
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Animal Tails 10:00 am
Animal Tails @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am
A program for toddlers about animal tails 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 is offered each time. There will be a story, games and a craft. The program is for children 3 years old and younger accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Canoeing Day Camp 9:00 am
Canoeing Day Camp @ Liberty Landing to Blanchard Landing
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teens can canoe along the Blanchard River during a day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, beginning at Liberty Landing. The trip, for 13- to 15-year-olds, will be from Liberty Landing to Blanchard Landing. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. If the water level is too low for canoeing or if too many obstacles exist, such as fallen trees, an alternate route will be from Zonta Landing at Riverside Park to the Ohio 568 bridge and back. Register, with $15 per teen, by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The trip will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Make the World a Better Place 1:30 pm
Make the World a Better Place @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm
The program “Make the World a Better Place,” featuring a naturalist from the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park in Lima, will be presented at 1:30 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is open to children 5 and older. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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Transition Bluffton Green Home Tour 1:00 pm
Transition Bluffton Green Home Tour @ Bluffton, Ohio
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Transition Bluffton is hosting a green home tour from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Three homes in the Bluffton area will be featured, and a prize drawing will be held for those who collect tickets at all three locations. The tour showcases homes that emphasize energy efficiency and sustainable building. The three tour stops are a 1970s home with solar photovoltaic system (PV) and battery backup; a new home with monopole PV arrays; and a home with earth berm, PV solar and passive solar design. Attendees are encouraged to cycle, rather than drive, from one location to the next. Maps are available at CG Pro Bikes, the Food Store and the Bluffton Public Library. To learn more about the organization, visit TransitionBluffton.org. To contact the organizers, email transitionbluffton@gmail.com.
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Plant, Animal and Insect Homes 9:00 am
Plant, Animal and Insect Homes
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A program about plant, animal and insect homes, houses and habitats will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-27 at three Hancock Park District locations: July 25 — Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area; July 26 — Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve; and July 27 — the gatehouse at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for 4- to 5-year-old youngsters accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes. Register, with $30 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 individuals.
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Plant, Animal and Insect Homes 9:00 am
Plant, Animal and Insect Homes
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A program about plant, animal and insect homes, houses and habitats will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-27 at three Hancock Park District locations: July 25 — Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area; July 26 — Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve; and July 27 — the gatehouse at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for 4- to 5-year-old youngsters accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes. Register, with $30 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 individuals.
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Plant, Animal and Insect Homes 9:00 am
Plant, Animal and Insect Homes
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A program about plant, animal and insect homes, houses and habitats will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-27 at three Hancock Park District locations: July 25 — Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area; July 26 — Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve; and July 27 — the gatehouse at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for 4- to 5-year-old youngsters accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes. Register, with $30 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 individuals.
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Unlikable Creatures In Nature 9:00 am
Unlikable Creatures In Nature @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A program about unlikable creatures in nature will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 31 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be discussions about mice, rats, skunks, bats, spiders and snakes. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for 6- to 12-year-old youngsters. Register, with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. July 27. A medical form is required and 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 individuals.

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