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Hancock Parks Young Scientist Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Parks Young Scientist Camp @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A scientist camp for 6-12 year olds will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The Hancock Park District’s adventure day camp will include experiments, hands-on activities, books and games. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and available online: www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants. For more information, contact the park district at 419-425-7275.
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Wilderness Survival Guide Program for Youngsters 9:00 am
Wilderness Survival Guide Program for Youngsters @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A wilderness survival guide program for youngsters 6 to 12 years old will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday beginning at Shelter 3 in Riverbend Recreation Area. The program will include how to use a compass, how to read the sky for directions, and other ways to fend for yourself. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Monday. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the Hancock Park District office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information go online or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Outdoor Activities Program for Youngsters 9:00 am
Outdoor Activities Program for Youngsters @ Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A daylong program of outdoor activities for youngsters 6 to 12 years old will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hancock Park District staff will oversee digging in the sand, canoeing and kayaking, and playing different water games. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and is 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 participants.
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Adventure Day Camp for Youngsters 9:00 am
Adventure Day Camp for Youngsters @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Hancock Park District adventure day camp about insects, for children 6 to 12 years old, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday beginning at Shelter 3 in Riverbend Recreation Area. Snacks will be provided and participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the Hancock Park District office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, go online or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Dyeing Fabric with Plants 10:00 am
Dyeing Fabric with Plants @ McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am
A kids program about using plants to dye fabric will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, in the garden at McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is for participants 4-18 years old. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a pair of work gloves. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Discovery Center Open House 10:30 am
Discovery Center Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Michelle Rumschlag, Hancock Park District naturalist, will have a bird nest collection on display from 10:30 a.m. until noon Sunday during an open house in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will include bird watching from the “Windows on Wildlife,” mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books, a touch table, and seasonal displays and exhibits. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at hancockparks.com
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Worms Program For Youngsters 10:00 am
Worms Program For Youngsters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am
A Hancock Park District program about worms, for youngsters 3 years old and under accompanied by an adult, 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 will be presented each time. There will be a story, a craft and activities. The free program requires no registration. Siblings may attend. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or online at www.hancockparks.com
Solar Eclipse Presentation 6:30 pm
Solar Eclipse Presentation @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm
Personnel with the Warren Rupp Observatory, Bellville, will present a family program about a total solar eclipse at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest. A total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on Aug. 21.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
Christian Clearing House Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner 4:30 pm
Christian Clearing House Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will hold a fundraising spaghetti dinner event with the Olive Garden on Aug. 8. The organizations will be honoring local law enforcement by offering them the opportunity to eat free. The community is encouraged to attend the dinner to show their appreciation. The dinner will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., and will feature the Olive Garden’s spaghetti, salad and breadsticks. Home-baked dessert and a beverage will be provided by Christian Clearing House. The price for adults is $9, and children 10 and younger can eat for $5. A separate carryout line will be available. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by calling 419-422-2222. Proceeds will benefit services for low-income Hancock County residents.
Door to Door Dining 5:00 pm
Door to Door Dining @ Downtown Findlay
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm
A progressive dinner featuring some of downtown Findlay’s best-loved restaurants will inspire a nice night on the town for diners that will, in turn, help promote the growth and expansion of local commerce. The Findlay-Hancock Chamber of Commerce’s “Door to Door Dining” event will feature several downtown restaurants, each serving a different course of the meal. Diners can choose from two different tours and two different times, creating essentially four separate tours. The event will be held Aug. 8, with seatings at either 5 or 7 p.m. Each tour will last about an hour. Tickets are $50 each, and only 75 tickets for each dinner hour will be sold. Alcohol is not included in the ticket price. Chamber member services coordinator Carla Benjamin said the chamber fundraiser will provide support for programming aimed at helping chamber members grow their business. She said the tour was designed to coincide with the construction taking place downtown, to help drum up business at restaurants that may be seeing a decline in their usual dinner volume. Menus include the celebration tour and the anniversary tour: Celebration Tour This tour begins with an appetizer at DiVine Wine, consisting of various meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. The soup and salad course, served at the Greek Garden, features choice of lemon chicken and rice soup or a Greek salad. The entrée, catered by Bistro on Main, will be served at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. It includes braised beef short ribs with Parmesan polenta, sautéed greens, roasted wild mushrooms and a red wine bordelaise. After the entrée, diners can stop by Coffee Amici for coffee or tea of their choice with a pastry provided by Main Street Deli, or visit The Bourbon Affair for a choice of pastry from The Baker’s Café. Anniversary Tour The anniversary tour begins with an appetizer at Findlay Tavern at the Inn, featuring roasted St. Lewis back riblets brushed with sweet duck sauce, garnished with Brussels sprout slaw Thai vinaigrette. The soup or salad course at Legend’s Steakhouse is a choice of zuppa touscana soup or a fresh garden salad. The entrée at The Gathering will be the house favorite cavatappi pasta, smoked gouda, peeled diced tomatoes, hickory-smoked bacon, rosemary cream and chargrilled chicken breast. Visit Coffee Amici for coffee or tea and a pastry from Main Street Deli, or visit Alexandria’s for various pastry options from The Baker’s Café. The chamber points out tickets must be presented at each location along the tour. Tickets are on sale through Aug. 2 at the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. Main Cross St., or the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, 200 W. Main Cross St. For more information, visit FindlayHancockChamber.com or call Benjamin at 419-422-3313.
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Handbags That Help Ladies Luncheon 11:00 am
Handbags That Help Ladies Luncheon @ Findlay Country Club
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am
Handbags That Help is hosting a ladies’ luncheon for the women of Hancock County on Wednesday. The event begins at 11 a.m. with socializing, with the program, “Women in Philanthropy,” beginning at 11:45. The lunch will be held at the Findlay Country Club. Handbags That Help is a local giving circle with the mission of building strong families in our community. The organization is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and has granted a total of $410,920 to local nonprofits. Contact Andrea Reinhart at 419-425-1100 or areinhart@community-foundation.com to RSVP or for more information.
Mythology of the Sky 6:00 pm
Mythology of the Sky @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
A Hancock Park District planetarium program about constellations, “Mythology of the Sky,” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants are required to sit on the floor in the inflatable planetarium. The family program is free, but because of limited space, registration is required by 1 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 25 individuals. For more information, or registration, call the park district office, 419-425-7275; or online at: hancockparks.com
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Windows on Wildlife 10:00 am
Windows on Wildlife @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Katie Mehlow, Hancock Park District program specialist, will have an interactive display about nature and be available to answer questions during an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be bird watching through the “Windows on Wildlife,” mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books to read, a touch table and puppets, and seasonal displays and exhibits. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275 or go online at hancockparks.com.
Perseid Meteor Shower 9:00 pm
Perseid Meteor Shower @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm
Steve Rice of Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program on the Perseid Meteor Shower at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, visitors may view the night sky by telescope. The family program is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275, or online at hancockparks.com
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Wetlands of Late Summer 1:00 pm
Wetlands of Late Summer @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Hancock Park District program on “Wetlands of Late Summer” will be presented during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call 419-425-7275 or go online at www.hancockparks.com
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Shorebirds Program 10:00 am
Shorebirds Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
A Hancock Park District program on shorebirds, for preschool youngsters 3-6 years old, 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 will be offered each time. The program will include a story, a craft and viewing of the birds at a lake habitat. Youngsters should be accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The program is free and requires no registration.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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No Child Left Indoors 9:00 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Hancock Park District, Pheasants Forever and Whitetails Unlimited personnel will host youth outdoor adventures during a “No Child Left Indoors” event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The outdoor recreational activities will include a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing and kayaking, BB and shotgun use, and more. Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. The program is recommended for 6- to 17-year-olds accompanied by an adult. The program is free with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Register prior to the program via email to Mark Plesec at meplesec@coopertire.com
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St. Patrick and St. Andrew Chicken Barbecue and Ham Dinner 11:00 am
St. Patrick and St. Andrew Chicken Barbecue and Ham Dinner @ St. Patrick Hall
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. Patrick and St. Andrew churches will hold their 21st annual chicken barbecue and ham dinner Aug. 20 at St. Patrick Hall, 6250 W. Tiffin St., Bascom. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the air-conditioned hall, with carryout available in a separate line. Dinners include choice of chicken or ham, potatoes, applesauce, green beans, rolls and butter, along with dessert and drink. Prices vary from $8.50 or $6, based on the portion.
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Precision Ag Field Day 8:00 am
Precision Ag Field Day @ Kellogg Farms
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am
A Precision Ag Field Day will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at Kellogg Farms, 17392 Township Road 50, near Forest. Registration will be at 8 a.m. Although the event is free, registration is required at go.osu.edu/hardinprecisionagday or by calling the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by Aug. 16 in order to plan for meals and other event arrangements. Some program highlights: Aaron Heilers, project manager for Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, will discuss water quality and nutrient management goals of the three farms in Hardin and Hancock counties. Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension agronomist, will discuss how edge-of-field research is addressing nutrient management issues in Ohio. Kirt Wells will show how farmers can get started with precision data management to make their farming operation more efficient. Kevin Ward will explain how precision agriculture equipment can be used by the smaller producer. Wells and Ward are from Findlay Implement Co. Logan Haake of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, and Kyle Haselman of Haselman Ag Management will show how farmers can use precision ag data in making accurate soil sampling and fertilizer recommendations. Mike Gilkey of 3D Aerial, and John Fulton of OSU Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering will answer questions about how drone technology is collecting imagery to help grain producers make crop health management decisions. During lunch, Megan Burgess of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss cost-share opportunities and local programs that farmers can use to improve nutrient management and address conservation. Harold Watters, OSU Extension agronomist, and Mark Badertscher, Hardin County OSU Extension educator, will explain how producers can make adaptive nitrogen management decisions to meet the needs of their growing corn crop. Lunch will be provided by vendors, the Ohio Farm Bureau and OSU Extension. Fertilizer certification credit will be available to farmers and commercial applicators for participating in the entire field day. It will be one of the final fertilizer certification programs offered before the Sept. 30 deadline for all farmers and commercial applicators who apply fertilizer to 50 or more acres of crops.
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