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Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
Thousands of things to see and do at the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show, this year featuring Oliver tractors and Maytag engines. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
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Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 4 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 5 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 6 @ 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.
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Kids in the Park: Nature Hike 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out to explore the trails of Aeraland! Venture around the pond in search of some big bullfrogs that tend to sun themselves along the water banks. Locate a red-winged black bird’s nest tucked away in the cattails or spot some monarch butterflies that like to flutter around the prairies. All ages welcome!
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Discover Story: Around the Pond 10:00 am
Discover Story: Around the Pond @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the park district for a story to see who lives around the pond! After the story, venture out on a hike to search for life around Shank Lake. Kids can plan on fun crafts and activities after the hike! This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings welcome.
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No Child Left Indoors 8:30 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Hancock Park District and Pheasants Forever for a morning filled with youth outdoor adventures as they test their skills and talents! No Child Left Indoors is part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics, to get them outdoors. This event is focused on reversing the trend of inactivity and obesity in today’s youth and actively engaging them in outdoor recreational activities. These outdoor adventures will educate youth about the importance of nature and conservation with hopes of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and conservation-minded citizens. Activities will include: a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing & kayaking, BB and shotgun shooting, and much more! Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. Recommended for ages 6-17 with an adult companion.
Astrophotography 9:00 pm
Astrophotography @ Riverbend Park
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s, Tom Fretz, will present a program on Astrophotography. He will show his photographs and explain how anyone can capture photos of the night sky. Participants will have the opportunity to look at Saturn and other objects in the sky through their telescopes and binoculars or feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
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Fostoria wreath-laying ceremony 1:00 pm
Fostoria wreath-laying ceremony @ Veterans Memorial Chapel in Fostoria Fountain Cemetery
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm
The Blanchard Valley Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will hold a wreath-laying ceremony to honor all World War II veterans and mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Chapel in Fostoria Fountain Cemetery. The ceremony is being held in conjunction with similar events taking place throughout the United States that day. The featured speaker is Brigadier General Mark Scheid, who completed nearly 30 years of service before retiring in 2006. He served in Korea, Germany, Bosnia and southwestern Asia. In 2001, Scheid was Chief of Logistics War Plans for U.S. Central Command prior to and during the initial ground operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was responsible for writing the initial strategic logistics war plan for both wars. After the plan was approved, Scheid was deployed to Kuwait. He became commander of Fort Eustis in Virginia and the Army’s Chief of Transportation in 2005. The event is open to the public, especially all World War II veterans. For more information, call 419-435-3588.
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Hancock County Genealogical Society meeting 6:30 pm
Hancock County Genealogical Society meeting @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
The Hancock County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Justin Crawfis will give an overview of “The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com.”  
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Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and park volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for a workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as from fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. Participants should bring their own sketch book and art supplies. Recommended for teens and adults.
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American Girl Tea: Caroline 10:00 am
American Girl Tea: Caroline @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the 1810s Historical American Girl Doll, Caroline! Have tea, snacks, games and make a craft. Choose from one of the two times, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Required to be ages 7-12 with an adult companion. Register with $7 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20.
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Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am
See what animals make the darkness their day and discover how they survive at night! Hear a story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that relate to these nighttime creatures. This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other age siblings welcome.
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Swiss Mennonite 175 3:00 pm
Swiss Mennonite 175 @ Original Swiss Mennonite Church
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Many of the early pioneers of the Swiss Mennonite settlement left Europe in search of religious freedom. The first church of the settlement was built in 1840 on Road 4 between St. John’s and Ebenezer Mennonite churches. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original church. A celebration will be held at the site of the original church with a worship service, lectures, displays, hymns, and a traditional Swiss meal under a big tent with featured speaker Myron Augsburger. The event will have the scripture theme: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”- Psalm 16:6
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