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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 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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Craters and Maria of the Moon 8:00 pm
Craters and Maria of the Moon @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host “Craters and Maria of the Moon” from 8-10 p.m. Friday at the university observatory. The crescent moon is a good one for seeing lunar features such as the Posidonius Crater and its fissures, and Mare Tranquillitatus, where Apollo 11 landed. Other targets will include Venus, Mars and deep sky objects. The program is open to the public. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Historical Garden 9:52 pm
Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Historical Garden @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 4 @ 9:52 pm – 10:52 pm
Join the Hancock Park District’s new, Growing Green Thumbs garden series. A talk will be given on our McKinnis Historical Garden, including how we choose the period appropriate plants or seeds, where to buy them andhow we will tend them. It will also be time to start pulling those first weeds of spring, so bring those little green thumbs out and join the fun. Required to be ages 4-18. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own work gloves.
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50th Anniversary Memorial Service — Lake Central Airlines Flight 527 1:00 pm
50th Anniversary Memorial Service — Lake Central Airlines Flight 527 @ Wyandot County Highway 94, near Lake Central Airlines Flight 527 crash site
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Wyandot County Historical Society will hold a 50th anniversary memorial service near the site of Lake Central Airlines’ fatal crash near Marseilles. The program will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday along Wyandot County Highway 94, south of Ohio 67 West, to remember the three crew members and 35 passengers who were on flight 527 that crashed March 5, 1967. The Allison Prop-Jet Convair 340 N73130 departed Columbus headed for Toledo and crashed 2 miles southeast of Marseilles. The bodies were taken to the nearby Mifflin High School gymnasium for identification.
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Discovery Stories: Bats 10:00 am
Discovery Stories: Bats @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children will find out what makes bats superheroes in the animal kingdom. A story about bats will be followed by activities and crafts.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Maple Sugarin’ 10:00 am
Maple Sugarin’ @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring is almost here and the temperatures are starting to fluctuate. This means that conditions are right for collecting maple tree sap. Step back in time to see the process the pioneers and Native Americans used to collect sap, transport it to the sugar bush and boil it down to produce sweet maple syrup. Other stops of interest include sap science, sap loving animals, and touring the McKinnis House. In the shelter, visitors can make a beaded key chain that will help them remember the story of how people get maple syrup. Fruth’s Sugarhouse will be set up in the barn and selling their maple products. There will also be refreshments for a donation.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Wildflower Monitoring Event 1:00 pm
Wildflower Monitoring Event @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm
The annual wildflower monitoring effort, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The date is a week earlier than the listing in the park district’s spring program and event guide. Wildflower monitoring will be held at Litzenberg each Wednesday through May 17. Wildflower monitoring also will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwoods Nature Preserve and will continue each Thursday through May 18. The family activity requires no registration. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years old. Participants should be prepared for weather and ground conditions, and at least 1½ to 2½ hours on the trails. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Bats Program 6:00 pm
Bats Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
A program about bats, presented by the Hancock Park District, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is recommended for individuals at least 7 years old. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Impact Series: Bats 6:00 pm
Impact Series: Bats @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
Bats often get a bad reputation, but they’re just misunderstood. Bats are actually harmless, and they benefit us in a shocking number of ways. Come and learn about these fascinating creatures, how they help us, and how we need to help them. Register by 4:30 p.m. on March 14; recommended for ages 7 and up.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Classic Movie Night: “The Quiet Man” 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night: “The Quiet Man” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host its free Classic Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “The Quiet Man.” The film, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, won two Academy Awards in 1953 for best director and best cinematography. Refreshments will be provided. This month’s film is sponsored by the Flag City Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society.
Star Formation in Orion 9:00 pm
Star Formation in Orion @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host “Star Formation in Orion” from 9-11 p.m. Friday. The Orion Nebula will be well placed in the sky for observing during this event. There will also be a short presentation about star formation showing images of the Orion Nebula and other sites of star formation. The program is open to the public. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Saturday Morning Nature Series: Mammals 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Mammals @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
McKinnis House Knitting Program 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Knitting Program @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house and a program on knitting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the historic McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Costumed volunteers will be demonstrating knitting hats and scarves. Knitters of all skill levels may attend. There will be a fire in the fireplace and a cup of tea available. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
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Wee Ones: Bears 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Bears @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to explore the world of bears. Where do they live, eat and play? Ever felt the fur of a bear? How big are their claws? There will be a story and craft for the kids to enjoy while exploring the Discovery Center. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend. Free, registration not required.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Spring Constellations 7:00 pm
Spring Constellations @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm
A program on spring constellations will be held in the Hancock Park District’s inflatable planetarium at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program is free, but requires registration by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday because of limited space. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Saturday Morning Nature Series: Birds 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Birds @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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True or False?: Open House 1:00 pm
True or False?: Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are robins a sign of spring? Do opossums hang upside down? Are bats blind? Test your nature knowledge at this month’s Open House at the Discovery Center with quizzes about things you thought you knew about nature.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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