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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 2 @ 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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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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Monuments Men 9:30 am
Monuments Men @ Bluffton Senior Center
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am
A program on the “Monuments Men” will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Bluffton Senior Center, 132 N. Main St. Speakers H.W. and Betty Enderle will recount the story of the professors, museum curators and art restorers who left their careers during World War II to join the Allies as rescuers of art looted by the Nazis. There is no charge to attend and the program is open to the public.
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Screening — “PBS Black America Since MLK: Still I Rise — Part 1” 1:00 pm
Screening — “PBS Black America Since MLK: Still I Rise — Part 1” @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm
“PBS Black America Since MLK: Still I Rise — Part 1” will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center, 817 Harmon St. The production examines the last five decades of African-American history, including the major civil rights victories and persistent challenges, through the eyes of historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. The screening is free but donations will be accepted.
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Black History Month at Hancock Historical Museum 1:00 pm
Black History Month at Hancock Historical Museum @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, in collaboration with the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, will host a program for Black History Month from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the historical museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. Reita Adams Smith will talk about her ancestor, David Adams, who owned a barber shop across from the Hancock County Courthouse and was instrumental in the Underground Railroad. The program also marks the opening of the museum’s new Underground Railroad exhibit. There will be activities and crafts for children and a multicultural scavenger hunt will be held. There is a $1 admission charge.
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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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