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Peter Rabbit Tea
Peter Rabbit Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 1 all-day
 
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Peter Rabbit Tea
Peter Rabbit Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 2 all-day
 
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jun 3 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jun 4 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Riverbend Park
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. This event is good for teens and adults.
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Nature Games 1:00 pm
Nature Games @ Riverbend Park
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For those adults that wish to bring out their inner child, join Hancock County Parks for fun outdoor and interactive games; most will be educational and physically active. Recommended for teens and adults
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jun 10 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session I @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jun 11 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
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Basic Canoeing Course 8:00 am
Basic Canoeing Course @ Riverside Park
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Basic Canoeing Course for beginners will be held on the Blanchard River. This course is designed to heighten awareness, build confidence, and inspire further participation in river recreation. Instructional content will emphasize safety, basic paddling skills, and maneuverability. The unique characteristics of the Blanchard River, including access, hazards, and portages will also be covered. Upon completion of this course, participants will be well-suited to canoe the Blanchard River and enjoy the many self-guided trip options that exist along a 37.6-mile water trail from Blanchard River Nature Preserve to downtown Findlay and beyond to the rural confines of Liberty Landing and Blanchard Landing. It is recommended to wear tennis shoes that can get wet and plan to dress accordingly for the weather conditions. In the case of extreme weather conditions, a storm date is scheduled for Sunday. Register with $20 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday (maximum 2 participants per canoe). Recommended for ages 15 to 17 and adults with a signed Assumption of Risk/Liability Release/Waiver of all Claims form and a Parental Consent form, if applicable.
Kids in the Park: Fishing 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Fishing @ Riverbend Park
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids and fishing poles out to enjoy an afternoon of fishing in the park. The joy on the face of a child, as he or she lands the big fish of the day, can be priceless, so be sure to bring a camera along to capture the moment! Corn will be provided for bait or feel free to bring your own choice of bait. Recommended for children of all ages, with an adult companion. Ages 15 and under are not required to have a fishing license.
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Jam Making: Open House 1:00 pm
Jam Making: Open House @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the McKinnis family as they make jam from the fruits of the garden. Enjoy the sweet smells of summer cooking on the stove and try your hand at a little weed pulling in the garden with the McKinnis family. All ages welcome!
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Senior Stroll 3:00 pm
Senior Stroll @ Riverbend Park
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venture out on the paved bike path to see bluebird boxes and discover what these bird families are up to. Plan to explore Giertz Lake to see if any ducks are swimming or if any frogs are croakin’! Recommended for ages 55 and older
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Fishing Fun for Kids 6:00 pm
Fishing Fun for Kids @ Riverbend Park
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kids can learn the basics of fishing, how to identify fish, understand the fish environment, and much more at Giertz Lake. Please bring a own fishing pole; some will be provided by the park district for those that do not have their own. This program is provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Recommended for ages 5-15, with an adult companion. Free, register by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 17.
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and park volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for a workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as from fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. Participants should bring their own sketch book and art supplies. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Basic Canoeing Course 8:00 am
Basic Canoeing Course @ Riverside Park
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Basic Canoeing Course for beginners will be held on the Blanchard River. This course is designed to heighten awareness, build confidence, and inspire further participation in river recreation. Instructional content will emphasize safety, basic paddling skills, and maneuverability. The unique characteristics of the Blanchard River, including access, hazards, and portages will also be covered. Upon completion of this course, participants will be well-suited to canoe the Blanchard River and enjoy the many self-guided trip options that exist along a 37.6-mile water trail from Blanchard River Nature Preserve to downtown Findlay and beyond to the rural confines of Liberty Landing and Blanchard Landing. It is recommended to wear tennis shoes that can get wet and plan to dress accordingly for the weather conditions. In the case of extreme weather conditions, a storm date is scheduled for Sunday. Register with $20 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday (maximum 2 participants per canoe). Recommended for ages 15 to 17 and adults with a signed Assumption of Risk/Liability Release/Waiver of all Claims form and a Parental Consent form, if applicable.
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Wee Ones: Over in the Forest
Wee Ones: Over in the Forest @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 29 all-day
Bring the kids out to learn about the animals that live in the forest. Kids can look forward to a story, activities and a craft! This event will take place three times during the day, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult companion; other aged siblings welcome.
Junior Survival Challenge 10:00 am
Junior Survival Challenge @ Riverbend Park
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Up for a real challenge? Pick a partner and challenge yourself for a chance to become the winner of the Junior Survival Challenge and win a prize! Compete against other teams and become the team that crosses the finish line first! There will be obstacles and challenges to complete before advancing to the next stop. Don’t cut corners or you could suffer a time penalty. Participants will be challenged mentally, physically, and possibly emotionally. It may require teamwork to complete this challenge, including some problem solving skills. Participants must be going into grades 6th – 8th. Register with $30 per team of 2 by Thursday, June 25.
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Senior Survival Challenge 10:00 am
Senior Survival Challenge @ Riverbend Park
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Up for a real challenge? Pick a partner and challenge yourself for a chance to become the winner of the Junior Survival Challenge and win a prize! Compete against other teams and become the team that crosses the finish line first! There will be obstacles and challenges to complete before advancing to the next stop. Don’t cut corners or you could suffer a time penalty. Participants will be challenged mentally, physically, and possibly emotionally. It may require teamwork to complete this challenge, including some problem solving skills. Required to be going into grades 9th-12th. Register with $30 per team of 2, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.