Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Dave Thomas will present the history of the Hancock County Fair. Thomas is the current operations and facilities manager of the Hancock County Agricultural Society, an active Hancock County farmer and a fourth-generation exhibitor at the county fair. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To reserve a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
4
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.
5
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.
6
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
7
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.
8
9
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
10
11
12
Bridenbaugh School Open House 9:00 am
Bridenbaugh School Open House @ Bridenbaugh One-Room School House
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Bridenbaugh One-Room School House will hold a free open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. At 1 p.m., historian and collector Paul Nusbaum will present a program on local Indian artifacts, including some examples of Indian stones that he has restored to show their use in everyday life along the Riley Creek. Members of the Bridenbaugh family will also be available to discuss the history of the school and its restoration. The Bridenbaugh One-Room School House is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located at the intersection of county roads 6 and M6, just north of Pandora. For more information, call Dale Bridenbaugh at 419-384-3374.
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
13
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
14
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.
15
16
17
18
Fort Fest
Fort Fest @ Fort Jennings Park
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
Fort Jennings will celebrate Fort Fest from Friday to Sunday. This year’s event will feature the Vietnam-era helicopters of the Huey 369 organization; the Spirit of America’s Story — The Wall, a traveling 100-foot wall of artwork featuring the history of America’s military men and women; the Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a scale replica, featuring items used at the actual tomb at Arlington National Cemetery; and the Ohio MIA/POW Wall. A Master Modeler display allows attendees to handle, wear or hold historic military memorabilia from an extensive collection which includes many homemade models and dioramas. New this year is World War II’s Armor in Action, a collection of moving, firing historic armored vehicles, and the U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Medical Battalion, a Vietnam-era military ambulance and medical display. An 1812 encampment of re-enactors will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Additional activities include an historic military war vehicle display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and an encampment by the Wolf Hounds, a Vietnam re-enactment group. There will also be a wine tasting from 5-9 p.m. Friday featuring five area wineries, including Sycamore Lake Winery in Columbus Grove and DiVine Wine Bar of Findlay. A lawnmower/golf cart poker run will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be horse-drawn history tours from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, and the Lions Club duck races are scheduled from 7-11 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Truck Stop Manners at 9 p.m. Friday; Copper Creek Road from 3-6 p.m. Saturday; Crosseyed Willie from 8-11 p.m. Saturday; and the 338th Army Band at 1 p.m. Sunday. An 1812 Camp Sunday service will be held at 10:45 a.m. The day will also include a native song program at 11:30 a.m., a presentation on the fashions of 1812 at noon and a tomahawk demonstration at 12:30 p.m. Camp 1812 for children will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring period games, crafts, music and learning about the life of a militia soldier. The cost is $15 per child, which includes lunch and a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at fortjenningspark.com. More information can also be found by searching Fort Fest – Fort Jennings, Ohio on Facebook.
Classic Movie Night: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its free, public monthly classic movie night at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The film, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, won four Academy Awards in 1970 and was nominated for three more.
19
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
20
21
Amelia Earhart Presentation 1:00 pm
Amelia Earhart Presentation @ 50 North
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm
50 North will host special programs this month. At 1 p.m. Aug. 21, historian Mike Gilbert will present on the fascinating life of Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean. Registration and a $5 fee are required by Tuesday. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496 for more information.
22
23
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.
24
25
26
27
Wood County Living History Day 2:00 pm
Wood County Living History Day @ Oak Grove Cemetery
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm
Local residents will portray citizens interred in Wood County and area cemeteries for the 14th annual Wood County Living History Day. Portrayals focus on World War I, and they include North Baltimore’s Vernon Wymer, the first Wood County serviceman to die in combat during the war, portrayed by his great-great nephew, Hunter Wymer. A Joyful Noise will provide music before the event, and lawn chairs are encouraged, though some chairs will be provided. Parking will be available at the cemetery and the Wood County Sheriff’s Auxiliary will provide free rides to the program location. Rain location is First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.
28
29
30
31

The Courier Photo Archive

Browse & purchase photo prints and merchandise