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Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 4 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Putnam County Library – Card Making Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County Library – Card Making Class @ Putnam County District Library - Pandora Branch
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm
On Tuesday, a class on making greeting cards will be offered at 1 p.m. at the library’s Pandora branch. Paulette Smith will be the instructor. Participants will make three cards. Registration is required for the card making class. There is a $5 fee. To register, call the Pandora library at 419-384-3232.
69th Annual Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting 5:00 pm
69th Annual Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Comedian Adam Garman will present “Comedy in Agriculture” during the 69th annual meeting of the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District on Aug. 4 in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area, off Ohio 568 east of Findlay. A social hour and voting for a conservation district supervisor will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. A barbecue rib and baked chicken dinner, catered by Kathy’s Korner Restaurant, Arcadia, will be served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A brief business meeting will be held at 7 p.m., followed by Garman’s presentation. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 years old, and free for children 3 and under. Tickets are available by pre-sale only. Contact the conservation district office, 7868 Hancock County 140, Suite E, or call 419-422-6569.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 5 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Aug 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
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Global Leadership Summit
Global Leadership Summit @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day
Gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit! Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge attendees with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. Winebrenner is pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2015. Speakers for the event include Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, Dr. Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Craig Groeschel, and many others. Visit the Summit website for more information and to register for this exciting event and contact Ginger Zambrano, gzambrano@winebrenner.edu, 419-434-4226, with any questions!
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Kids in the Park: Nature Hike 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out to explore the trails of Aeraland! Venture around the pond in search of some big bullfrogs that tend to sun themselves along the water banks. Locate a red-winged black bird’s nest tucked away in the cattails or spot some monarch butterflies that like to flutter around the prairies. All ages welcome!
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Discover Story: Around the Pond 10:00 am
Discover Story: Around the Pond @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the park district for a story to see who lives around the pond! After the story, venture out on a hike to search for life around Shank Lake. Kids can plan on fun crafts and activities after the hike! This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings welcome.
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Stone Fabricator’s Alliance Continuing Education Conference and Workshop
Stone Fabricator’s Alliance Continuing Education Conference and Workshop @ Legacy Marble & Granite
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day
The Stone Fabricator’s Alliance has chosen Findlay’s Legacy Marble & Stone as the host location for the 2015 fabricator’s Continuing Education Conference & Workshop. This event is expected to attract some of the nation’s leading marble, quartz, granite and stone fabrication and restoration professionals to the Findlay area. The event will also attract industry suppliers interested in sharing new equipment and technologies to the industries best operators. The Stone Fabricator’s Alliance workshop is expected to draw an estimated fifty participants from across North America to the event and is free to SFA members. Subject matter includes hand fabrication techniques, countertop repair techniques and efficient business management strategies. There will be a Fabricators Olympics session as well; designed to showcase attendee skills as they compete in raw material shaping and finishing. Legacy Marble & Granite, located in Findlay, Ohio carries the areas largest selection of granite and quartz countertops. LM&G is the only locally owned company that professionally fabricates and installs its own products. Legacy currently employs 12 people in Findlay.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Aug 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
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Putnam County Library – Facebook Lecture 6:00 pm
Putnam County Library – Facebook Lecture @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings Branch
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
David Trinko will give a program on Facebook from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Putnam County District Library’s Fort Jennings location. Participants will learn how to move a photo from Facebook to their tablet, computer or phone. Those attending should bring their laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android device. The program is free but attendance is limited to 10 people. To register, call the Fort Jennings Library at 419-286-2351.
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No Child Left Indoors 8:30 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Hancock Park District and Pheasants Forever for a morning filled with youth outdoor adventures as they test their skills and talents! No Child Left Indoors is part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics, to get them outdoors. This event is focused on reversing the trend of inactivity and obesity in today’s youth and actively engaging them in outdoor recreational activities. These outdoor adventures will educate youth about the importance of nature and conservation with hopes of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and conservation-minded citizens. Activities will include: a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing & kayaking, BB and shotgun shooting, and much more! Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. Recommended for ages 6-17 with an adult companion.
Astrophotography 9:00 pm
Astrophotography @ Riverbend Park
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s, Tom Fretz, will present a program on Astrophotography. He will show his photographs and explain how anyone can capture photos of the night sky. Participants will have the opportunity to look at Saturn and other objects in the sky through their telescopes and binoculars or feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
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Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and park volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for a workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as from fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. Participants should bring their own sketch book and art supplies. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am
See what animals make the darkness their day and discover how they survive at night! Hear a story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that relate to these nighttime creatures. This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other age siblings welcome.
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Cooper Farms and Haviland Plastics Trip 8:15 am
Cooper Farms and Haviland Plastics Trip @ Hancock County Ohio State University Extension Office
Aug 25 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Chamber Agri-Business committee to tour Cooper Farms and Haviland Plastics in the Van Wert area. Tickets are $20 and cost includes lunch, a goody bag, and snacks, a very limited amount of tickets are available so call The Chamber of Commerce at 419-422-3313 or stop by the office at 123 E. Main Cross Street in Downtown Findlay to pick up tickets today!
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Cut the Craft Thursday 1:00 pm
Cut the Craft Thursday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm
A “Cut the Craft” Thursday to make citrus fizzy bath bomb and natural deodorant will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 27 in Forest-Jackson Public Library. All materials will be provided and registration is unnecessary. For additional information, call the library, 419-273-2400.
Republican Women of Hancock County meeting 7:00 pm
Republican Women of Hancock County meeting @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. State Rep. Robert Sprague will be the speaker. Gennifer Akroyd of Damsel in Defense will also talk about personal safety. Reservations are required by calling 419-348-3354 by Aug. 24. The meeting is open to the public.
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