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Animal Tracks and Signs 10:00 am
Animal Tracks and Signs @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am
Animal tracks and signs will be discussed during a program at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be a trail hike to view animal tracks and signs to determine which animals are out. Participants can make an animal track. The family program requires a $2 per person registration fee by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The program will be held with a minimum of six participants. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Chasing Away the Winter Blues Seed Starting Program 6:00 pm
Chasing Away the Winter Blues Seed Starting Program @ Putnam County District Library -- Kalida-Union Township Branch
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A “Chasing Away the Winter Blues” seed starting program will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Putnam County District Library’s Kalida-Union Township location. Deb Croy will talk about starting seeds indoors during winter, seeds for the garden and the progression of different plants and types of flowers. Those attending should bring a small container and soil. There is a $5 fee. Call 419-532-2129 to register.
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Valentine’s Day at McKinnis House 1:00 pm
Valentine’s Day at McKinnis House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 for a program about Valentine’s Day in 1847. Visitors can make a valentine. The free family program requires no registration. For more information online, go to hancockparks.com or call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Love and Romance Among the Constellations 7:00 pm
Love and Romance Among the Constellations @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
A planetarium program about love and romance among the constellations and planets will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The free program is recommended for individuals at least 8 years old. Because of limited space in the inflatable planetarium, registration is required by noon Feb. 21. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 participants. More information is available online at www.HancockParks.com under the “What’s New?” section, or by calling the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Bluffton Public Library Star Walk 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Star Walk @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a star walk from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Quarry Farm Nature Preserve, 14321 Road 7L, Pandora. Those attending should park along the road and meet at the shelter house. Dress for the weather, including good walking boots or shoes, and bring a flashlight. The guided walk will take visitors to the preserve area to look at the stars. No infant strollers are permitted. All children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. Registration is required by Feb. 17 by calling the library at 419-358-5016 or stopping by the front desk. The library is located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
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