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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
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A Night Amongst the Stars 6:00 pm
A Night Amongst the Stars @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The portable planetarium will be used to explore our galaxy, learn about the planets, travel to distant galaxies, and see the constellations. Participants must sit on floor, but bring along a pillow if you wish. Ask about handicap accessibility. All ages welcome. Free, but register by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, February 3.
Portable Planetarium Program 6:00 pm
Portable Planetarium Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A portable planetarium program about galaxies, stars and constellations will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The free family program is recommended for school-age children. Registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3. For more information, view the Hancock Park District seasonal program and event guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “What’s New” section, or call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Humane Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Humane Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser @ The Wine Merchant
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Humane Society on February 5, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at The Wine Merchant for a glass-filled event to help raise money for the shelter animals! Tickets are available at The Humane Society, 4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay, OH, during regular business hours. Questions? Call 419-423-1664.
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Nature’s Valentines 2:00 pm
Nature’s Valentines @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Show a loved one how much they mean this year by making them a special gift. Learn how to make a nature-themed craft that you can give to your Valentine. Recommended for those ages 4 and up. Register with $2 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 4.
19th Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-off 4:30 pm
19th Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-off @ Koehler Center
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancer Patient Services will sponsor its 19th annual chili cook-off from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. There is no cost for children 5 and younger. Teams will be competing for the title of best chili, as determined by ticket holders and a panel of celebrity judges. In addition to chili samples, the event will also feature a raffle and live and silent auctions. One raffle ticket winner will receive a choice of a trip for a family of four to Disney World or a couple’s stay at St. James Morgan Bay all-inclusive resort in St. Lucia. Either trip is valued at $4,300. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through 7:45 p.m. Saturday and are $20 each. The winner will be selected at the chili cook-off, but need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at Cancer Patient Services’ office, from a board member or committee member, or at Coffee Amici or Trends on Main. A children’s area will provide activities. The cost is $2 per child. The event is co-presented by Hancock Federal Credit Union and Blanchard Valley Health System. Cancer Patient Services offers financial, physical, educational and emotional support for people who live or work in Hancock County and have an active cancer diagnosis. The 2015 chili cook-off event was able to provide for 14 percent of Hancock County cancer patients’ needs addressed by Cancer Patient Services.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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