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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Turkey Vultures 10:00 am
Turkey Vultures @ Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Katie Mehlow, program specialist, will present a program about turkey vultures during the Hancock Park District Discovery Stories series for preschoolers on Monday in Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for 3- to 5-year-old children. The program will include a story and a game. The program, for children and siblings accompanied by an adult, is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Teen Homeschool Hangout 1:30 pm
Teen Homeschool Hangout @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
A “Teen Homeschool Hangout,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 6 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for youth 12-19 years old and will feature an activity about science and nature. Registration is $3 per person and must be made by 8 a.m. that day. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 30 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Spring Into Gardening Garden Fair 9:00 am
Spring Into Gardening Garden Fair @ Educational Service Center
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Putnam County Master Gardeners will host the “Spring Into Gardening” garden fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 7 at the Educational Service Center in Ottawa. The first speaker of the day will be OSBA Beekeeper of the Year Jamie Walters. Also speaking will be a representative of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership on the topic “Rain Gardens and Water Improvements” and OSU Extension Educator Amy Stone, who will speak on “Home Landscape Design.” A free gardeners’ market will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a variety of local vendors. Cost is $30 which includes all presentations, door prizes, continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. Registration is required by Sunday by calling Ann Meyer at 419-523-6294.
Quarry Farm Nature Preserve Evening Hike 7:00 pm
Quarry Farm Nature Preserve Evening Hike @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An evening hike will be held from 7-8 p.m. April 7 at the Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm in Pandora. Participants may spot emerging wildflowers, flocks of wild turkeys and migrating turkey vultures. The event is free, but registration is required the day before by calling 419-384-7195 or emailing thequarryfarm@gmail.com.
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Nature Did It First 1:00 pm
Nature Did It First @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, and feature “Nature Did It First” about how animals have inspired many of the inventions and how they may help create more. The family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Zonta Club Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Club Spring Style Show @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Zonta Club of Findlay will hold its Spring Style Show from 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting two agencies focused on women’s health and well-being. This year’s show will feature the addition of a live auction. As in years past, light refreshments, a cash bar and shopping with local vendors will be available prior to the show. Lori Morehead of Papillion Boutique will serve as fashion show coordinator, and models will each show off five outfits for the season. General admission tickets are $25; $30 reserved seating; and $30 general admission day-of. Sales will support Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services and the Forensic Nurse Program (S.A.N.E.) of Blanchard Valley Health System, which provides nurse examiners to sexual assault survivors and provides guidance through the judicial system to prosecute their perpetrators. Tickets are on sale at RooBarb Studios and at Papillon Boutique, through any Zonta Club member or by emailing ZontaStyleShow@gmail.com.
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Tree Seedlings Sale 8:00 am
Tree Seedlings Sale @ Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Office
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District will have a limited number of tree seedlings available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District office, 7868 Hancock County 140. Seedlings are bare root stock and range between 8 inches and 20 inches. Varieties to be available include pine, spruce and arborvitae.
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
The Galaxies of Spring 9:00 pm
The Galaxies of Spring @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host “The Galaxies of Spring” from 9-11 p.m. Friday. Galaxies are generally difficult to see with telescopes because they are so far away and faint. However, during this time of year, the closest concentrations of galaxies will be positioned high in the sky by midnight. Galaxies such as M66 in Leo and the “Black Eye Galaxy” in Coma Berenices will be targeted for observation with the telescopes. The event will be canceled in the event of cloudy weather. Check http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html for cancellations.
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Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! 6:30 pm
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Cheryl Miller will present “Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My!” in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Miller will share her top 10 flowering summer plants that bunnies do not enjoy and how to protect the flowers bunnies do enjoy. Registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon 12:00 pm
Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a spring luncheon fundraiser at noon April 19. Tickets are $15 each and include choice of soup, salad, dessert bar and beverage. There will also be door prizes and a bake sale. The speaker is Judy Green, who will bring the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder to life. RSVP by calling the library at 419-273-2400.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
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Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the DOCK behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage link, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the CCH office at 419-422-2222 or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House, a nonprofit agency that helps Hancock County residents with emergency needs such as food vouchers, rent payments to prevent eviction, utility payments to prevent shutoff, prescription medications and other emergency needs.
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser 8:00 pm
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Vanlue Athletic Boosters will host their annual comedy night fundraiser Saturday in the shelter house at Vanlue Community Park. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8. Headlining the show will be Steve Lind, a standup comedian from the Midwest who brings the perspectives of a husband and father of four boys. He has been seen on NBC and has opened for Tim Allen, Kathleen Madigan and Michael Winslow. The featured comedian for the show will be Dan Simon, whose quick-wit, fast-paced style of comedy covers a wide range of topics. The emcee for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels. Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School. Contact Mike Edie at 419-348-9242 or email vanlue80@yahoo.com for tickets.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Earth Day Program 6:30 pm
Earth Day Program @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
An Earth Day program, hosted by Forest-Jackson Public Library, will include a presentation by Wyandot Soil and Water Conservation District and Gottfried Nature Preserve personnel at 6:30 p.m. April 23. Discussion will include the water cycle, watersheds and protecting the water supply. The free, family program will include hands-on activities. For more information, call the library, 419-273-2400.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 10:30 am
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am
Open Arms will present the 10th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser April 28 at Riverside Park. Men, women and children are welcome for this march to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault, walking one mile in “her shoes” (high heels). On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony planned for 11:30. Event organizers are seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams of walkers and volunteers. Signup is available online at www.openarmsfindlay.com, and community members also have the option to be a “virtual walker.” Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will join Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik as a guest judge for the day. The event will also feature a free kids’ zone with face painting, arts and crafts and an inflatable bounce house, along with food vendors and massage stations. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the walk. To register or for more information, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.

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