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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.
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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.
Friends of the McComb Public Library Sale 10:00 am
Friends of the McComb Public Library Sale @ McComb Public Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Friends of the McComb Public Library will hold a sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Items will be sold by donation and include adult and children’s books, DVDs and CDs. Various McComb yearbooks will be available for $5 each. Also included in the sale is an IBM Wheelwriter electric typewriter. The library is located at 113 S. Todd St., McComb.
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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.
Light up the Knight 5K 8:45 pm
Light up the Knight 5K @ Van Buren High School
Aug 5 @ 8:45 pm
A nighttime Light up the Knight 5K will begin at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 5 at Van Buren High School. Those attending are encouraged to wear their neons and glow sticks. The race starts and finishes on the high school track, with age group awards, refeshments and pizza provided. Registration is $20 through July 31, $25 through Aug. 4 or $30 on race day. All proceeds will benefit the Jennifer Masters Scholarship Fund. Register online at www.greaterclevelandxc.com or mail checks to Jennifer Masters Memorial Scholarship, Brooke Forsyth, 1410 Hollow Tree Drive, Findlay, OH 45840.
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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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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.
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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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Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program Bingo Event 7:00 pm
Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program Bingo Event @ Leipsic Fraternal Order of Eagles
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program will hold a back-to-school bingo event at the Leipsic Eagles from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 10, with doors opening at 6 p.m.
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Northwest Ohio Golf for a Cause 9:00 am
Northwest Ohio Golf for a Cause @ Birch Run Golf Course
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am
The third annual Northwest Ohio Golf for a Cause will be held Aug. 11 at Birch Run Golf Course, 14451 Deshler Road, North Baltimore. Each year, the proceeds from the tournament benefit a northwest Ohio nonprofit agency or local initiative. This year’s proceeds will go to Findlay’s Fire Relief Foundation; #shesgotthis to help a 20-year-old who was recently diagnosed with a rare, aggressive stage four bone cancer that has spread to both lungs; and the Promedica Foundation. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Various sponsorships are available. Email cstevers@gilbaneco.com for more information.
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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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Focus on Friends Rummage and Bake Sale 8:00 am
Focus on Friends Rummage and Bake Sale
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Focus on Friends will hold a rummage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at 509 W. Trenton Ave. Proceeds will benefit Focus on Friends, a peer-driven recovery center that helps individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and sustain their recovery. Volunteers are being sought to help with setup on Aug. 18, along with those needed to help staff the sale. Contact Kristen at 419-423-5071 to sign up.
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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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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Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament 5:14 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament @ Findlay Country Club
Aug 28 @ 5:14 pm
Robert E. Beach will be recognized as the honorary chairman at the 50th annual Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament being held Aug. 28 at the Findlay Country Club. To register for the golf outing, contact the chamber of commerce at 419-422-3313 or visit FindlayHancockChamber.com. Proceeds will help support and provide resources to local businesses.
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