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Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
May 4 @ 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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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
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Mars 9:00 pm
Mars @ Riverbend Park
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
J.T. Senghas of the Millstream Astronomy Club will be giving a talk titled “Mars” which is all about our mysterious red neighbor. The program will be followed by observations of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Meet at Shelter 5. All ages welcome. Free, registration not required.
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Nature Critters Craft Program 1:00 pm
Nature Critters Craft Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A crafts program using buckeyes, acorns, pine cones, and other natural craft supplies to create “nature critters” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program requires $2 per person registration, payable by 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A minimum of six participants is required to hold the program. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Historic Homes Tour – Champagne and Candlelight Preview 7:00 pm
Historic Homes Tour – Champagne and Candlelight Preview @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The six homes featured on this year’s Historic Homes Tour will be open for a limited number of guests for this VIP tour. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants with accompanying wine pairings as you tour these magnificent houses. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
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Historic Homes Tour 11:00 am
Historic Homes Tour @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Historic Homes Tour has been a springtime favorite for more than 30 years. After a four year break, the event will return in 2016 to showcase the beautiful historic architecture of the City of Findlay with six, south-end homes dating from 1874 to 1929. Cost: $15 presale (available at Hancock Historical Museum, Commercial Savings Bank, and Jeffrey’s Antiques Gallery), $20 day-of at any of the homes. See a complete list of homes on this year’s tour.
Biomimicry Program 1:00 pm
Biomimicry Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house to look at how nature has inspired through “biomimicry” will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Visitors can look at inventions and creations, like Velcro and camouflage, modeled after something in nature. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Planetarium: Our Solar System 2:00 pm
Planetarium: Our Solar System @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn about our solar system by comparing cosmic sizes, distances and atmospheric conditions. Is life possible on another planet? What makes Earth so special? Participants must sit on the floor, but bring along a pillow if you wish. Ask about handicap accessibility. Meet at Discovery Center. All ages welcome. Free, but register by 3 PM on Friday, May 20. Minimum: 6 Maximum: 25.
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A Pioneer’s Day Off: Open House 1:00 pm
A Pioneer’s Day Off: Open House @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The McKinnis family, portrayed by costumed interpreters for the Hancock Park District, will show how members entertained themselves in leisure time during an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the farm house at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Wee Ones: Baby Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Baby Animals @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring is definitely here and summer is on the way, which means that baby animals are everywhere! Baby birds, fawns, ducklings, lambs, and piglets can all be seen this time of the year. We’ll have a story and an activity about the baby animals of spring. You will get to make your very own baby animal to take home with you! Meet at Discovery Center. This event takes place at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are also welcome to attend. Free, registration not required
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