Weekend: ‘Puppet Show: The Barn’

Join the Hancock Park District as it presents “Puppet Show: The Barn.” Take a look at a working farm and meet the animals that currently reside there. You will be introduced to “Earl” and “Fiona,” a pair of chickens, and “Robin,” the American robin, that live in the rafters, and “Chance,” the rat that scurries about the barn floor.
But what happens when the farmer decides to move? See how the farm animals, including “Maxine” the pig, deal with packing up and leaving their old barn.
No worries about the barn getting too lonely as the native, wild animals soon take it over as their new shelter. A skunk and turkey vulture, to name a few, see the old barn as a great place to make their new home.
The full production puppet show will take place on two days including Sunday, March 16, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. inside the Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve, decorated to look like a farmyard and barn.
While the puppet show is geared for children age 3-6, this is entertainment for the family with children of all young ages invited to attend. Bring grandpa and grandma along, too, for a sing-a-long that takes place after the puppet show. Participants will sing a version of “Old MacDonald” and finish up with the Chicken Dance.
After the puppet show, visitors can create farm-themed crafts to take home.
Oakwoods Nature Preserve and “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center are located at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off Hancock County 144 west of Findlay.
For more information about other upcoming programs, view the HPD program guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “What’s New” section or call the HPD office. This is a free, public program provided by the Hancock Park District.



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