The Hancock Park District will be hosting its ninth annual Mother Nature Tea on Monday, Jan. 22, in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area, 9250 Township Road 208. Times will be 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The same program will be offered each time, and runs for an hour. Mother Nature, portrayed by Chris Allen, will read a story about the awakening of her three daughters, March, April, and May. After the story, children will have tea and a snack. After serving there will be activities and a craft for children. Children must be 4-6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may not attend. One adult is required for every two children. Register, with $4 per person, by noon Friday, Jan. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Two adult art classes will be offered this month at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. A mosaic art lesson led by Janette Reineke will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, utilizing a lesson from Reineke’s book, “Fear No Art.” The supply fee is $8 at the door and registration is required by Jan. 21. Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22. The painting is titled “Baby Raccoon” and there is a $10 supply fee, payable by cash only, at the door. Call the library at 419-358-5016 for more information or to register for either session.
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Dorcas Carey Public Library will host “A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Judy Green dresses in period costume and brings the “Little House” stories to life with vivid storytelling, photographs and pioneer artifacts. A display of the artifacts mentioned in the books illustrates just how different life was for pioneers in the 19th century. This hour-long program is suitable for all ages.
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.