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Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show 10:00 am
Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show @ Hardin County Historical Museum
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come down to Hardin County for the Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show to buy, sell, and trade toys. The Kenton Toy Collectors Club will be on site to appraise toys. Only vintage toys are allowed and vendor space is available for $25 per table. The Kenton Toy Collectors exist under Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc. to preserve the history of the Kenton Hardware Company and its Kenton Toys, educate its membership and the public, and care for, maintain and expand the museum’s collection.
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Mars 9:00 pm
Mars @ Riverbend Park
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
J.T. Senghas of the Millstream Astronomy Club will be giving a talk titled “Mars” which is all about our mysterious red neighbor. The program will be followed by observations of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Meet at Shelter 5. All ages welcome. Free, registration not required.
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Nature Critters Craft Program 1:00 pm
Nature Critters Craft Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A crafts program using buckeyes, acorns, pine cones, and other natural craft supplies to create “nature critters” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program requires $2 per person registration, payable by 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A minimum of six participants is required to hold the program. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Biomimicry Program 1:00 pm
Biomimicry Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house to look at how nature has inspired through “biomimicry” will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Visitors can look at inventions and creations, like Velcro and camouflage, modeled after something in nature. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Planetarium: Our Solar System 2:00 pm
Planetarium: Our Solar System @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn about our solar system by comparing cosmic sizes, distances and atmospheric conditions. Is life possible on another planet? What makes Earth so special? Participants must sit on the floor, but bring along a pillow if you wish. Ask about handicap accessibility. Meet at Discovery Center. All ages welcome. Free, but register by 3 PM on Friday, May 20. Minimum: 6 Maximum: 25.
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A Pioneer’s Day Off: Open House 1:00 pm
A Pioneer’s Day Off: Open House @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The McKinnis family, portrayed by costumed interpreters for the Hancock Park District, will show how members entertained themselves in leisure time during an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the farm house at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Wee Ones: Baby Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Baby Animals @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring is definitely here and summer is on the way, which means that baby animals are everywhere! Baby birds, fawns, ducklings, lambs, and piglets can all be seen this time of the year. We’ll have a story and an activity about the baby animals of spring. You will get to make your very own baby animal to take home with you! Meet at Discovery Center. This event takes place at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are also welcome to attend. Free, registration not required
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Arlington Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Arlington Farmers’ Market @ Good Hope Lutheran Church
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Arlington Farmer’s Market each Friday to pick up local produce and enjoy themed days. This is a great market for area gardners and hobbyists. The market will be held in the parking lot north of Good Hope Lutheran Church on the west side of Main Street, Arlington. Parking for attendees will be along Main Street and side streets. In case of inclement weather, vendors can set up inside Good Hope Church.
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Ghost Town Antique Show & Flea Market
Ghost Town Antique Show & Flea Market @ Ghost Town
May 28 all-day
Interested Vendors may contact Kevin at 419-270-2667
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