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Discovery Story: Skunks 10:00 am
Discovery Story: Skunks @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Bring the little ones out to learn all about that cute little kitty, the skunk! Recommended for children 3-6 years old with an adult companion. Other aged siblings welcome. Program includes a story, activities and a craft. Same program will be presented each time.
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Recycled & Nature Christmas Ornaments 6:00 pm
Recycled & Nature Christmas Ornaments @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Just in time for the holidays, join the Hancock Park District to make some “new” ornaments and decorations! Participants will have the opportunity to make a holiday card globe, canning lid ornaments, paint and stamp flag, holiday card magnets, gift tags and more. Register with $5 to make a set of ornaments by Tuesday, December 2.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 7:00 am
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 4 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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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Tiffin Winterfest
Tiffin Winterfest @ Tiffin, Ohio
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Experience the excitement of the approaching holidays at Winterfest, a Victorian Weekend in historic downtown Tiffin Dec. 5-7. While browsing through the town, discover the beautiful Victorian architecture. The weekend will offer adventure, art, music, quiet reflection and even a dash or two of romance. Young and old will discover the fascination of the holidays starting Friday at 6 p.m. with the Carolers Walk and the lighting of the Christmas tree that will take place on the Courthouse Square. At the square, ice skating will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m.. Carriage rides will be available in the downtown. Tiffin University Christmas will be held at the Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., at 7 p.m. After the tree lighting Heidelberg University students and the New Riegel Co. will perform. Stroll the downtown lit with luminaries and enjoy the many events. Saturday brings more excitement with breakfast with St. Nicholas at Calvert Elementary School Cafeteria or pancakes with Santa at the YMCA. For all the running enthusiasts, plan to participate in the “Run Like the Dickens,” a 5K Race that starts at 9 a.m. at 30 S. Washington St. Ice skating will continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Children can partake in free make-it-and-take-it workshops at the Laird Arcade or visit the petting zoo. The annual Christmas parade will start at 11 a.m. For those that missed Santa at breakfast, they can visit him at the Elks, 106 E. Perry St. from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The carriage rides will continue from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting on Court Street. Another event is the English Afternoon Tea and Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the Old Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Market St. Sunday is packed with more fun-filled events. Ice skating continues from noon until 6 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., “Operation Elf” will take place at The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St., this is a community Christmas party. The Tiffin Historic Trust annual Holiday House tour will take place. Visitors can see beautifully decorated houses with different decors. In the spirit of Christmas, guests can walk through the live Nativity on St. Francis campus from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Pioneer Holiday Tea 10:30 am
Pioneer Holiday Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.: Join the costumed staff at the 1847 McKinnis House for a holiday tea featuring dulcimer music, pioneer holiday traditions, hot tea and sweet breads. Register with $8 per person by Thursday, December 4. If children are attending, they are required to be ages 9 and up
Christmas Open House 5:00 pm
Christmas Open House @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Hull family as they celebrate Christmas in 1890s. Musical entertainment, crafts and games, storytelling, and a visit by Father Christmas. Refreshments provided.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Christmas Open House 1:00 pm
Christmas Open House @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Hull family as they celebrate Christmas in 1890s. Musical entertainment, crafts and games, storytelling, and a visit by Father Christmas. Refreshments provided.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Animals of Winter 11:00 am
Animals of Winter @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come discover the many ways animals have to survive the chilly winter weather. The Toledo Zoo’s Animal Outreach will feature live animals that are built for the cold and those that sleep through it. Recommended for children grades 3-6. Please pre-register.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner 6:30 pm
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner @ Carrothers House at the University of Findlay
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum is proud to announce the 21st annual Victorian Christmas Dinner, to be held at Carrothers Home, the president’s residence at the University of Findlay. Guests to the Victorian Christmas Dinner will enjoy more than just a meal, but a true experience! Guests will be greeted at Carrothers Home by coachmen and butler. Guests may tour the home prior to the meal while enjoying old-fashioned “wassail” and appetizers. A four course meal will follow, with Cornish hen as the entrée. Each guest will enjoy a variety of traditional homemade “savories” following the meal, including sugarplums, mints, candied orange and grapefruit peel, spiced pecans, and pulled taffy. Christmas carolers and instrumentalists will provide entertainment throughout the evening. The Victorian Christmas Dinner Committee sees to the historic authenticity of every detail, including the many handmade decorations. Come experience the tastes, the sounds, and the smells of this favorite event.
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Train Town 10:00 am
Train Town @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Putnam Association of Railfans will host a model railroad show and swap meet at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The show will feature all gauges, railfan items, toy trains, operating layouts, free parking and food concessions. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided free to exhibitors until 10 a.m.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
A Litzenberg Holiday Celebration 6:00 pm
A Litzenberg Holiday Celebration @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ready the family in the spirit of the holiday season at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Participate in a house tour of the historic 1847McKinnis House, make a natural holiday ornament, stroll the grounds and peek into the past on a candle light walk and enjoy cookies and wassail while listening to holiday music provided by The Heritage Minstrels. Register with $5 per vehicle by Thursday, December 11.
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner 6:30 pm
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner @ Carrothers House at the University of Findlay
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum is proud to announce the 21st annual Victorian Christmas Dinner, to be held at Carrothers Home, the president’s residence at the University of Findlay. Guests to the Victorian Christmas Dinner will enjoy more than just a meal, but a true experience! Guests will be greeted at Carrothers Home by coachmen and butler. Guests may tour the home prior to the meal while enjoying old-fashioned “wassail” and appetizers. A four course meal will follow, with Cornish hen as the entrée. Each guest will enjoy a variety of traditional homemade “savories” following the meal, including sugarplums, mints, candied orange and grapefruit peel, spiced pecans, and pulled taffy. Christmas carolers and instrumentalists will provide entertainment throughout the evening. The Victorian Christmas Dinner Committee sees to the historic authenticity of every detail, including the many handmade decorations. Come experience the tastes, the sounds, and the smells of this favorite event.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Wee Ones: Raccoons 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Raccoons @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Recommended for children 3 years old and under with an adult companion. Other aged siblings welcome. Program includes a story, activities and a craft.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Kids in the Parks: Winter Tracks 1:00 pm
Kids in the Parks: Winter Tracks @ Riverbend Park
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hike on out and join Program Assistant Chris Allen to search for who might be leaving a track to follow. Winter snow can be the best way to track those winter animals that are still out and about. Meet by Shelter 3.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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