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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.
Fireman’s Olympics 12:00 pm
Fireman’s Olympics @ Advanced Drainage Systems
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A “Fireman’s Olympics” benefiting the Fire Relief Foundation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Advanced Drainage Systems, 401 Olive St. The family-friendly event will feature bounce houses, face painting, Sparky the Fire Dog, tug of war, raffles and more, with kids and adults exploring a real fire truck. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per family (three or more) and includes a slice of pizza, chips, bottle of water and a raffle ticket. Register at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044caaaa22abff2-firemen
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Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic 8:00 am
Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic @ Findlay Country Club
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am
The 28th annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday at the Findlay Country Club, featuring guest professionals Pat McGowan, Craig Stadler and Findlay native Julie Cole. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed at 9 a.m. by a professionals’ clinic on the range. The golf tournament will begin at 9:30, with an awards ceremony to follow. Spectators may purchase an all-day pass for $10 to watch the tournament and have lunch. Over the past 28 years, the Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic has raised $2.6 million for local nonprofit organizations. Beneficiaries of funds raised at this year’s classic will include Bridge Hospice, The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital and the Julie Cole Golf Fund for Junior Golfers benefiting The First Tee of Hancock County.
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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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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Youth for Christ of Northwest Ohio Golf Tournament
Youth for Christ of Northwest Ohio Golf Tournament @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
Jun 9 all-day
Youth for Christ of Northwest Ohio will hold its 31st annual golf tournament June 9 at Sycamore Springs Golf Course. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $125 per golfer, which includes the driving range, lunch, a putting contest, 18 holes of golf/cart, hole contests, prizes and the awards dinner following the tournament. For more information or to register, visit www.yfcnwoh.org or call 419-422-7452. Registration deadline is June 1.
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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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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Wyandot County Humane Society Dog Walk 1:00 pm
Wyandot County Humane Society Dog Walk @ Harrison Smith Park
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm
The Wyandot County Humane Society’s 15th annual dog walk and fun day will be held June 11 at Harrison Smith Park, Upper Sandusky. Registration begins at noon, with the 1K walk following at 1 p.m. There will also be contests, demonstrations and raffles. Admission is a bag of cat food or litter. For more information, call 419-294-4477.
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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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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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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.
Mark Gillfillan 5K Memorial run/walk 7:00 pm
Mark Gillfillan 5K Memorial run/walk @ Riverdale Schools
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Mark Gillfillan 5K memorial run/walk will be held at 7 p.m. June 23 at Riverdale Schools. Registration begins at 5:30. Preregistration for the 5K with a T-shirt is $15, or $12 without a shirt. All registration on race day is $20 and shirts will be received on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will also be a 1-mile memorial walk. The cost is $12 with a shirt or $8 without a shirt. A kids’ quarter-mile fun run will be held for ages 8 and younger. The cost is $10 for the fun run and a shirt, or $3 without a shirt. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Mark Gillfillan Scholarship Fund. Early registration must be received by Friday. Forms are available at http://www.5k4mark.com/. For questions, call Christa Gillfillan at 419-722-8020.
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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.
Mintey Breast Cancer Awareness Motorcycle Run 11:00 am
Mintey Breast Cancer Awareness Motorcycle Run @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
This year’s Mintey Breast Cancer Awareness Motorcycle Run is planned for June 24, with the Findlay Moose Lodge as the start and finish. Registration is from 9-10:30 a.m., with kickstands up promptly at 11. Cost is $25 for couples, $20 for single riders and $10 for nonriders. Registration includes a meal and a live performance by Findlay band 2nd Trik. Stops on this year’s ride include the Ben Breece Harley Davidson shop in Ottawa, followed by the Buckeye Club in Miller City and The Hydrant in Bloomdale. The event is not a poker run and riders don’t stay at any stop too long. Typically, riders are back to the Moose by about 4:30 p.m. There, 50/50 drawings, a cash bar and silent auctions are set up. Preregistration is not available, but T-shirts can be purchased in advance at the Cancer Patient Services office, or by emailing bikersis@live.com.
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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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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