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Apr
25
Wed
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.

Apr
26
Thu
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 @ 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.

Apr
27
Fri
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 @ 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.

Apr
28
Sat
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 @ 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 @ 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.

Apr
30
Mon
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 @ 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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