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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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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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Toledo International Film Festival 5:00 pm
Toledo International Film Festival @ Ohio Theatre and Event Center
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm
The third annual Toledo International Film Festival will feature films, food, and performances from around the globe that celebrate cultural diversity and international understanding. Light refreshments will be provided by local ethnic and immigrant-owned restaurants and the concession stand will include popcorn and a cash bar. The films showing are “Who is Dayani Crystal?” and “Ixcanul.”
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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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State Bank Oscar Night: Grease is the Word! 7:00 pm
State Bank Oscar Night: Grease is the Word! @ Hilton Garden Inn
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Hollywood will roll out the red carpet for an evening of food and entertainment to benefit the American Red Cross of Hancock County. “State Bank Oscar Night: Grease is the Word!” will be held from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Interstate Drive West, Findlay. “We invite everyone to join the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies for an evening of black tie glamour and fun,” said Todd James, executive director of American Red Cross of Hancock County. “Like a drag race for pink slips, we’ll give our guests a night of thrills and excitement.” The event will feature upscale dining and desserts prepared by the area’s top chefs, with Time Warp DJ Service providing entertainment. Guests can play the Coke Bottle Toss to win bottles of fine wine and participate in the limbo contest. “We treat our guests like stars with a real red carpet experience, providing them with the best food, drinks, music and fun.” The benefit will also feature live and silent auctions with items including a private performance by The Reunion Band, jewelry, a four-course dinner at the Mustard Seed Cafe and more. The Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay, is also offering a special package for the event, which includes a room for two, two tickets to “State Bank Oscar Night; Grease is the Word!” and breakfast in the Great American Grill restaurant the next morning. All-inclusive tickets for the benefit are $100 each, which includes dining and open bar. Tickets for the event are limited and are available at redcross.org/NCOhio, at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., Findlay; or by calling 419-422-9322.
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