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Awesome Astronomy 1:00 pm
Awesome Astronomy @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration has begun for the Hancock Park District astronomy camp. On Friday, June 2, “Awesome Astronomy” will be the subject for a 1-4 p.m. event in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for 13- to 15-year-old teens. Registration is $15 per child, and must be made by 1 p.m. May 31. A medical form is required and available online: hancockparks.com or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants.
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Growing Green Thumbs: Fruits 10:00 am
Growing Green Thumbs: Fruits @ McKinnis House Garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am
A program for youth about fruits in the garden will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at McKinnis House garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is part of the Hancock Park District’s “Growing Green Thumbs” series. A presentation will cover the fruits growing in the garden and how the family will use them, and then weeding of the garden. The program is for 4- to 18-year-old youth. Individuals under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring work gloves. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 individuals.
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First Step Slice of Life Garden Party 3:00 pm
First Step Slice of Life Garden Party @ My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will offer a garden party and victory garden tea this month as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series. A Slice of Life garden party will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at My Own Backyard Herbs and Flowers, 8981 U.S. 224 West. Owner Ann Boyd will talk about the herbs of Italian cuisine, each containing nutrients and phytochemicals that can improve mood and health. The cost of the workshop is $18. For reservations, call 419-422-5594.
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Forest Community Lunch 11:30 am
Forest Community Lunch @ Gormley Park
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A free community lunch will be offered in Forest’s Gormley Park at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this summer. Lunches begin this Tuesday and continue through June. The event follows the Forest-Jackson Public Library’s 10:30 a.m. program at the park. Lunch is sponsored by the Forest United Methodist Church with support from the Friends of the Library and the Hardin County Community Foundation. For more information, call Elois Cramer at 419-273-2897.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
Findlay Fishing Club Free Fishing Day 4:00 pm
Findlay Fishing Club Free Fishing Day @ Findlay Fishing Club
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Findlay Fishing Club will host a free catch-and-release fishing day for area veterans from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the club, located at 11536 Township Road 67, Findlay.
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Adventure Day Camp 9:00 am
Adventure Day Camp @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hancock Park District staff will host an “Adventure Day Camp” about art in nature from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area. In the morning, participants will make a nature craft and explore the park. In the afternoon, Awakening Minds Art staff will present a program about watercolor painting of a nature scene. Snacks will be provided, and participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for 13- to 15-year-olds. Register, with $20 per participant, by 4 p.m. Wednesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants.
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Breakthrough Harvest Church Craft Sale/Chicken BBQ 10:00 am
Breakthrough Harvest Church Craft Sale/Chicken BBQ @ Breakthrough Harvest Church
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Breakthrough Harvest Church, 3695 U.S. 224, Ottawa, will host its inaugural craft sale and Harlan’s chicken barbecue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10. Admission is free and various concessions will be available. Call 419-456-3495 for more information. In case of inclement weather, a rain date has been set for July 15.
Leipsic Garden Tour 10:00 am
Leipsic Garden Tour @ Main Street, Leipsic
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Master Gardeners will host a garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 featuring four gardens on Main Street in Leipsic. The group has teamed up with the Village of Leipsic and the Leipsic Chamber of Commerce to offer a day full of art, education, shopping and food. Visitors may register at Do It Best Village Hardware (west end) or The Meadows of Leipsic (east end) to receive $5 in chamber bucks, a map and brochure, and shuttle service for the day. Free parking will be available at both of these locations. Included in the tour will be: Jim and Ann Russell (134 W. Main St.), a combination of annual and perennial plants with an extensive display of women’s hats and antiques; Pat and Ingrid Agner (610 E. Main St.), a relaxing garden full of color and peaceful sounds; Donna Gallaway (787 E. Main St.), a garden bursting with color with many gnomes hiding among the plants; and Sue Christman (805 E. Main St.), a cottage-style home complete with Boston ivy, a pergola, pool, and a hidden patio area. Numerous garden-related demonstrations and educational opportunities will be available that day, along with musical entertainment by Rudy Lomeli from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downtown area.
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Special Olympics Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Special Olympics Fundraiser @ Chipotle
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To help support Special Olympics athletes of Hancock County, Findlay Masonic Lodge 227 will hold a fundraiser at the Findlay Chipotle restaurant from 5-9 p.m. June 12. For every person who places an order during this time and shows this article to the cashier or mentions they’re supporting the cause, the restaurant will donate 50 percent of their order cost. Those ordering online must select the pay-in-store option. Each year, Hancock County Special Olympics sends 35-40 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games at Ohio State University. The fees affiliated with sending that many athletes to the summer games easily tops $7,000, and the costs are not covered by the government or any other funding. Through generous donations within the community, Hancock County Special Olympics has been able to pick up the tab for the Summer Games every year, allowing athletes with limited funds to participate.
Plant Swap 6:00 pm
Plant Swap @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
A plant swap will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch. All garden enthusiasts are encouraged to bring plants to exchange. Participants will also learn about flowers and plants in the area.
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Forest Community Lunch 11:30 am
Forest Community Lunch @ Gormley Park
Jun 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A free community lunch will be offered in Forest’s Gormley Park at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this summer. Lunches begin this Tuesday and continue through June. The event follows the Forest-Jackson Public Library’s 10:30 a.m. program at the park. Lunch is sponsored by the Forest United Methodist Church with support from the Friends of the Library and the Hardin County Community Foundation. For more information, call Elois Cramer at 419-273-2897.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
Sophie the Pig at Bluffton Public Library 6:00 pm
Sophie the Pig at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Visitors to the Bluffton Public Library will get a chance to meet Sophie the Pig from the Quarry Farm at 6 p.m. June 15. Participants will learn how to make their yard a wildlife habitat, as well as create a walking stick. Call the library at 419-358-5016 by June 9 to register.
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First Step Victory Garden Tea 1:00 pm
First Step Victory Garden Tea @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will offer a garden party and victory garden tea this month as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series. A Victory Garden Tea will be held at 1 p.m. June 19 at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Speaker Becky White Schooner will talk about Victory gardens which resulted from a severe food crisis during World War I. The cost is $22. Contact First Step at 419-435-7300 to register.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jun 20 @ 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
Forest Community Lunch 11:30 am
Forest Community Lunch @ Gormley Park
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A free community lunch will be offered in Forest’s Gormley Park at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this summer. Lunches begin this Tuesday and continue through June. The event follows the Forest-Jackson Public Library’s 10:30 a.m. program at the park. Lunch is sponsored by the Forest United Methodist Church with support from the Friends of the Library and the Hardin County Community Foundation. For more information, call Elois Cramer at 419-273-2897.
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Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social 4:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Jun 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 18974 Ohio 12, Arcadia, will host an ice cream social from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday. The event will feature Dietsch’s ice cream along with pies, cakes and homemade angel food cake. Other food items include homemade chicken and noodles, potato salad, baked beans, shredded chicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs and coney dogs. Dine-in and carryout are available. This is an annual event and this year’s proceeds will go to the Feed Our Kids program, which assures that rural students receive food to take home for the weekend. The program also provides meals for pickup during the summer months when the children are not attending school.
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Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists are invited to head outside and get inspired by nature at the fourth annual Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out on Saturday, June 24, at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Adult artists working in all media are welcome to join outdoor (“en plein air” in French) artists for a day of painting at the McKinnis farmstead as well as the woods and prairie areas of the park. Registration/check-in runs from 9 to 10 a.m. at the barn. Artists can paint their choice of 1840s farmstead, garden, prairie, woods or river bottom from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Artists will gather in the barn from 3 to 4 p.m. to share their work with other artists and park visitors. Lunch will run from noon to 1 p.m., and artists can bring their own food to eat in the barn or they can dine out. There is no registration fee for this noncompetitive event. The public is invited to view the paintings at the end of the day. In case of rain, there are several places under cover to work. For more information about Art in the Park programs, contact Sharon Hammer Baker at bakerartstudio@gmail.com or phone the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Riverside Wine Festival 1:00 pm
Riverside Wine Festival @ Riverside Park
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ohio wineries are returning to Findlay for the The Arts Partnership’s Riverside Wine Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Voted the best wine festival in 2016 by readers of Ohio Magazine, it offers wines ranging from world-class wines to fun-to-drink wines made from fresh fruit. Attendees can sample wines from each winery and bottles will be available for purchase to take home. Participating wineries are: Gillig Winery, Findlay; Sycamore Lake Wine Company, Columbus Grove; Camelot Cellars, Columbus; Chateau Tebeau, Helena; Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion; and The Winery at Versailles. The event’s live entertainment will feature two bands, James and Some Names along with 730 Club. James and Some Names covers genres and styles ranging from jazz, rock, and funk to folk and bluegrass. 730 Club features soft rock, smooth jazz, pop, classic rock and jazz rock. The entertainment is sponsored by Gathering Wine. Exhibitors to be featured at the event include Danby wine coolers, LipSense, LuLaRoe leggings, Running River Soaps, Rustic Bendz jewelry, and Ziss Glass. Art and paintings will be on display and for purchase by Don Huber, KanDu Studios, Eric Siebeneck, Jen Sowders, and Anita Riemans. Foods from local vendors will be available from Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats, Big Jerk, The Gathering and Little Red Bakery. Attendees can also enjoy mini paint and partake in sessions from Awakening Minds Art. For no extra cost, attendees can also take advantage of large yard games such as cornhole and giant Jenga. Festival admission is $20 presale (through 4 p.m. on June 23) and $25 at the gate, five tastings and commemorative wine glass included. Tickets for those not tasting or those under 21 are $10. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase. Attendees of legal drinking age can purchase tasting privileges with proper identification and in accordance with applicable laws. Group presale rates are available for groups of eight or more people at a discount of 15 percent. Free parking is available at Riverside Park and the east lot of Riverside Suites, 1100 E. Main Cross St. A shuttle will be provided from the lot from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to bring attendees to the event entrance. Presale tickets can be purchased by visiting The Arts Partnership box office at 618 S. Main St., Findlay; calling The Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624 or visiting www.artspartnership.com. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proceeds from the event benefit The Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. Riverside Wine Festival is sponsored by Gathering Wine, Citizens National Bank, Ohio Logistics, Alvada Construction, Spectrum Eye Care, Fresh Encounter, Gilmore Jaison Mahler, UIS Insurance, Culligan Water Conditioning, The City of Findlay, Findlay Implement, LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac, Pahl Photography LLC, and Hancock County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Millstream Astronomy Club: Saturn 9:00 pm
Millstream Astronomy Club: Saturn @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
J.T. Senghas, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Saturn at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 24, in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, there will be viewing of the planet and the nighttime sky. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Conservation Biology Day Camp for Teens 9:00 am
Conservation Biology Day Camp for Teens @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A day camp about conservation biology for teens will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Monday. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants should meet in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The camp, for 13- to 15-year-olds, will include trail hikes to study invasive species, endangered species, water pollution and water quality in streams. Participants should wear clothes and shoes which can get wet and an extra set of clothes for changing afterward. Participants should bring a water bottle. Register, with $15 per participant, by 1 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and is available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program 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.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jun 27 @ 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
Forest Community Lunch 11:30 am
Forest Community Lunch @ Gormley Park
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A free community lunch will be offered in Forest’s Gormley Park at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this summer. Lunches begin this Tuesday and continue through June. The event follows the Forest-Jackson Public Library’s 10:30 a.m. program at the park. Lunch is sponsored by the Forest United Methodist Church with support from the Friends of the Library and the Hardin County Community Foundation. For more information, call Elois Cramer at 419-273-2897.
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Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. June 28 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. This month’s meal is provided by Missions & Friends and includes a baked potato bar, hamburger, salad, applesauce, cake, punch/coffee.
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Bird Study Merit Badge Class 9:00 am
Bird Study Merit Badge Class @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A three-session bird study merit badge for Boy Scouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, June 15 and June 29 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, presented by an approved merit badge counselor, will include the parts of the bird, binocular use, how to use a field guide, identification of bird calls and in-field bird observation. Participants are required to be a registered Boy Scout. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A medical form is required and available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 15 individuals.
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