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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Turkey Vultures 10:00 am
Turkey Vultures @ Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Katie Mehlow, program specialist, will present a program about turkey vultures during the Hancock Park District Discovery Stories series for preschoolers on Monday in Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for 3- to 5-year-old children. The program will include a story and a game. The program, for children and siblings accompanied by an adult, is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Teen Homeschool Hangout 1:30 pm
Teen Homeschool Hangout @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
A “Teen Homeschool Hangout,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 6 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for youth 12-19 years old and will feature an activity about science and nature. Registration is $3 per person and must be made by 8 a.m. that day. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 30 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Spring Into Gardening Garden Fair 9:00 am
Spring Into Gardening Garden Fair @ Educational Service Center
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Putnam County Master Gardeners will host the “Spring Into Gardening” garden fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 7 at the Educational Service Center in Ottawa. The first speaker of the day will be OSBA Beekeeper of the Year Jamie Walters. Also speaking will be a representative of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership on the topic “Rain Gardens and Water Improvements” and OSU Extension Educator Amy Stone, who will speak on “Home Landscape Design.” A free gardeners’ market will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a variety of local vendors. Cost is $30 which includes all presentations, door prizes, continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. Registration is required by Sunday by calling Ann Meyer at 419-523-6294.
Quarry Farm Nature Preserve Evening Hike 7:00 pm
Quarry Farm Nature Preserve Evening Hike @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An evening hike will be held from 7-8 p.m. April 7 at the Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm in Pandora. Participants may spot emerging wildflowers, flocks of wild turkeys and migrating turkey vultures. The event is free, but registration is required the day before by calling 419-384-7195 or emailing thequarryfarm@gmail.com.
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Nature Did It First 1:00 pm
Nature Did It First @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, and feature “Nature Did It First” about how animals have inspired many of the inventions and how they may help create more. The family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Zonta Club Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Club Spring Style Show @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Zonta Club of Findlay will hold its Spring Style Show from 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting two agencies focused on women’s health and well-being. This year’s show will feature the addition of a live auction. As in years past, light refreshments, a cash bar and shopping with local vendors will be available prior to the show. Lori Morehead of Papillion Boutique will serve as fashion show coordinator, and models will each show off five outfits for the season. General admission tickets are $25; $30 reserved seating; and $30 general admission day-of. Sales will support Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services and the Forensic Nurse Program (S.A.N.E.) of Blanchard Valley Health System, which provides nurse examiners to sexual assault survivors and provides guidance through the judicial system to prosecute their perpetrators. Tickets are on sale at RooBarb Studios and at Papillon Boutique, through any Zonta Club member or by emailing ZontaStyleShow@gmail.com.
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Tree Seedlings Sale 8:00 am
Tree Seedlings Sale @ Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Office
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District will have a limited number of tree seedlings available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District office, 7868 Hancock County 140. Seedlings are bare root stock and range between 8 inches and 20 inches. Varieties to be available include pine, spruce and arborvitae.
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
The Galaxies of Spring 9:00 pm
The Galaxies of Spring @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host “The Galaxies of Spring” from 9-11 p.m. Friday. Galaxies are generally difficult to see with telescopes because they are so far away and faint. However, during this time of year, the closest concentrations of galaxies will be positioned high in the sky by midnight. Galaxies such as M66 in Leo and the “Black Eye Galaxy” in Coma Berenices will be targeted for observation with the telescopes. The event will be canceled in the event of cloudy weather. Check http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html for cancellations.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! 6:30 pm
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Cheryl Miller will present “Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My!” in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Miller will share her top 10 flowering summer plants that bunnies do not enjoy and how to protect the flowers bunnies do enjoy. Registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
Guy Davis 7:30 pm
Guy Davis @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
 
Craters of the Moon 9:00 pm
Craters of the Moon @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host “Craters of the Moon” from 9-11 p.m. tonight. The public is invited to stop by and look through the telescopes or ask questions about the night sky. The crescent moon will be high in the southwest that night. The event will be canceled in the event of cloudy weather. Check http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html for cancellations.
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Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser 8:00 pm
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Vanlue Athletic Boosters will host their annual comedy night fundraiser Saturday in the shelter house at Vanlue Community Park. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8. Headlining the show will be Steve Lind, a standup comedian from the Midwest who brings the perspectives of a husband and father of four boys. He has been seen on NBC and has opened for Tim Allen, Kathleen Madigan and Michael Winslow. The featured comedian for the show will be Dan Simon, whose quick-wit, fast-paced style of comedy covers a wide range of topics. The emcee for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels. Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School. Contact Mike Edie at 419-348-9242 or email vanlue80@yahoo.com for tickets.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Earth Day Program 6:30 pm
Earth Day Program @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
An Earth Day program, hosted by Forest-Jackson Public Library, will include a presentation by Wyandot Soil and Water Conservation District and Gottfried Nature Preserve personnel at 6:30 p.m. April 23. Discussion will include the water cycle, watersheds and protecting the water supply. The free, family program will include hands-on activities. For more information, call the library, 419-273-2400.
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University of Findlay Arbor Day Celebration 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Arbor Day Celebration @ Morey and Davis Streets, Findlay
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay will celebrate Arbor Day, and its third annual Tree Campus U.S.A. designation, at 3 p.m. today at the corner of Morey and Davis streets. The event will be free and open to the public. The program, organized by Ben Dolan, associate professor of biology, will include the planting of three chinkapin oaks, which are prized for their shade and provide small acorns for wildlife. The event is free and open to the public.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Master Gardener Class 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Class @ North Baltimore Public Library
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm
Vicki Gallagher, Wood/Lucas County Master Gardener, will present a class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Baltimore Public Library. Gallagher has over 20 years of experience as a Master Gardener and horticulturist.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
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Gathering Basket Herb Society Spring Plant Sale 9:00 am
Gathering Basket Herb Society Spring Plant Sale @ 8981 U.S. 224 West
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Gathering Basket Herb Society will host its spring plant sale from 2-6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 8981 U.S. 224 W (the old gas station at the corner of Township Road 139). The rain or shine event will feature many herbs that are not commonly found at big-box garden centers. Call 419-422-5594 for more details.
Blue Rock Nature Preserve Hike 10:00 am
Blue Rock Nature Preserve Hike @ Blue Rock Nature Preserve
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A hike through Blue Rock Nature Preserve, hosted by Hancock Park District personnel, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The free program requires no registration and is recommended for individuals at least 6 years old. Participants should meet at the Edgar Avenue entrance. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Bluffton Arbor Day Celebration 9:00 pm
Bluffton Arbor Day Celebration @ Bluffton village arboretum
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting at 9 a.m., on April 28 in the village arboretum. The event is open to the public. The arboretum is between Mustard Seed Café and County Line Road, north of the National Quarry on Lake Street. A shade tree will be planted just west of the Lake Street entrance to John’s Body Shop.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Moons of the Solar System 6:30 pm
Moons of the Solar System @ Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm
A program about the many moons in the solar system, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the inflatable planetarium at the Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Telescopes will be available to look at the moon, too. The free family program is recommended for individuals at least 5 years old. Participants must sit on the planetarium floor, but accommodations are available. Because of limited space, online registration is required by 4 p.m. April 30 at www.HancockParks.com, by clicking on “Programs & Activities.” Or, for registration or more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.

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