Event Calendar

HANDGUN FUN SHOOT

HANDGUN FUN SHOOT

 

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:00 a.m. SHARP

 

Izaak Walton League Clubhouse and Range

3570 River Road (County Road 33), Tiffin

 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

 

 

IF YOU’VE NEVER SHOT A HANDGUN AND ALWAYS WANTED TO GIVE IT A TRY, JOIN US FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON FOR A FUN, SAFE MORNING OF SHOOTING, LEARNING, AND MORE SHOOTING.  EVERY PARTICIPANT WILL BE COACHED BY AN EXPERIENCED SHOOTER.  THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT HANDGUN SAFETY AND OPERATION IN A LOW PRESSURE, NON-COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT.

 

FREE!!

 

IWL PROVIDES THE GUNS, AMMUNITION, SAFETY EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTION AND EVEN SOME REFRESHMENTS.

 

 

You must be 21 years of age or older, and not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.  For more information, contact Dean Henry at

447-1661 or any Izaak Walton League member.

Hench Autism Studies Program Community Outreach

We are reaching out to invite all those affected by autism and those that would like to learn more information about autism to the fourth annual Hench Autism Studies Program Community Outreach Event April 29, 10a-1p at the Serrick Center on the Defiance College Campus. There will be informational booths, activities, and refreshments for the whole family to enjoy! Come on out to Defiance College and take part in this FREE family event!! 

CCCCA Concert Series

Performances by A Band Called Honalee and Phil Dirt and the Dozers

 

245 Woodlawn Ave., Bucyrus, 44820

 

Mondays and Tuesdays, 7-9pm

Thursdays, 7-9pm

 

For more information call 419-562-2772 or go to crawcocommconcert.com 

Fremont Flea Market

Spend the day shopping and looking for that unique find from over 200 vendors.

 

Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 43420

 

Thursdays, 9am-4pm

Fridays, 9 am-3pm

Saturdays, 9am-4pm

Sundays, 9am-3pm

 

You can also go to sanduskycountyfair.com

CMP Airgun Matches

Monthly competitons will feature a Junior Air Rifle 3x20, 60 Shots Air Rifle Standing, 60 Shots Air Pistol, a 20 Shot Noive Prone stage, a National Match Air Rifle 20 Shot Standing and a Garand Course

 

Camp Perry Training Site, 1000 N. Lawrence Rd., Port Clinton, 43452

 

You can also call 419-635-2141 and go to thecmp.org

 

The event is FREE

Hancock Park District March-May, 2017 Programs

Hancock Park District March-May, 2017 Programs & Events

 

March

4 Saturday

Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Historical Garden

Join the Hancock Park District’s new, Growing Green Thumbs garden series. A talk will be given on our McKinnis Historical Garden, including how we choose the period appropriate plants or seeds, where to buy them andhow we will tend them. It will also be time to start pulling those first weeds of spring, so bring those little green thumbs out and join the fun.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

McKinnis Garden

10 AM

Required to be ages 4-18. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own work gloves.

Free, registration not required

Chris Allen

callen@hancockparks.com

 

6 Monday

Discovery Stories: Bats

Children will find out what makes bats superheroes in the animal kingdom. A story about bats will be followed by activities and crafts.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

10AM & 1PM

Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend.

Free, registration not required.

Christine Patterson

cpatterson@hancockparks.com

 

11 Saturday

Maple Sugarin’ Pancake Breakfast

We’re kicking off the start of Maple Sugarin’ by having an all you can eat breakfast. Bring the family out for a breakfast of pancakes with syrup, sausage, juice and coffee.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

Activity Barn

9-11 AM

All ages welcome

Register by 12PM on Friday, March 10 with $5 per person for ages 13 and up and $3 per person for ages 4-12; ages 3 and under are free

Minimum: 20/Maximum: 100

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

11 Saturday

Maple Sugarin’

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

Spring is almost here and the temperatures are starting to fluctuate. This means that conditions are right for collecting maple tree sap.  Step back in time to see the process the pioneers and Native Americans used to collect sap, transport it to the sugar bush and boil it down to produce sweet maple syrup. Other stops of interest include sap science, sap loving animals, and touring the McKinnis House. In the shelter you can make a beaded key chain that will help you remember the story of how we get maple syrup. Fruth’s Sugarhouse will be set up in the barn and selling their maple products. There will also be refreshments for a donation.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

10 AM-2 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration is not required

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

15 Wednesday

Impact Series: Bats

Bats often get a bad reputation, but they’re just misunderstood. Bats are actually harmless, and they benefit us in a shocking number of ways. Come and learn about these fascinating creatures, how they help us, and how we need to help them.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

6 PM

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Free, but register by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, March 14

Minimum: 2/Maximum: 30

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

18 Saturday

Saturday Morning Nature Series

Attention all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Nature topics include:

Saturday, March 18 - Mammals

Saturday, March 25 - Birds

Saturday, April 1 - Trees

Saturday, April 8 - Insects

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

9-11 AM

Required to be ages 8-11

Register with $20 per child by 12 PM on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 20

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

18 Saturday

Yarn of a Tail: Knitting at the McKinnis House

Take your knitting out to the McKinnis House to see how wool and yarn was important to the pioneers in 1847. If you are a beginner, some of the McKinnis family will be able to teach you, and if you are an experienced knitter, sit by the fire with a cup of tea and work on your project.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

McKinnis House

1-4 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Katie Mehlow

kmehlow@hancockparks.com

 

20 Monday

Wee Ones: Bears

It’s time to explore the world of bears. Where do they live, eat and play? Have you ever felt the fur of a bear? How big are their claws? There will be a story and craft for the kids to enjoy while exploring the Discovery Center.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

10 AM & 1 PM

Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend

Free, registration not required

Chris Allen

callen@hancockparks.com

 

22 Wednesday

Spring Constellations

Come find Leo, Boӧtes, Cancer and other spring constellations at this month’s planetarium program. Participants will also look at the Last Quarter Moon and what planets are visible in the March night sky.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

7 PM

All ages welcome

Free, but register by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, March 21

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 25

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

26 Sunday

True or False?: Open House

Are robins a sign of spring? Do opossums hang upside down? Are bats blind? Test your nature knowledge at this month’s Open House at the Discovery Center with quizzes about things you thought you knew about nature.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

1-4 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Katie Mehlow

kmehlow@hancockparks.com

 

APRIL

1 Saturday

Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Orchard

A talk on preparing the orchard for the up coming season will be given by Bill Patch, HPD’s own horticulturalist. It’s also time to prepare the ground for the planting of seeds. Join us for some old fashion tree trimming and weed pulling in the  garden.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

McKinnis Garden

10 AM

Required to be ages 4-18. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own work gloves.

Free, registration not required

Chris Allen

callen@hancockparks.com

 

2 Sunday

A Weaving We Will Go: Open House

If you have ever been curious as to how early pioneers made cloth for their clothing then come pay a visit to the McKinnis House. See the McKinnis family and friends as they work together to make a braided rug. You may even be invited upstairs to see Mrs. McKinnis hard at work on the family’s four harness loom.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

McKinnis House

1-4 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

7 Friday

Jupiter

On Friday, April 7, Jupiter will be as close to the earth as it will be all year and with its face fully illuminated by the sun. Learn about Jupiter and its moons in our portable planetarium and then head outside to view Jupiter at its brightest. Bring binoculars so that you can spot Jupiter’s four largest moons.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

8 PM

All ages welcome

Free, but register by 12 PM on Wednesday, April 5

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 25

Katie Mehlow

kmehlow@hancockparks.com

 

9 Sunday

Bat Superheroes: Open House

Find out what makes bats the superheroes of the animal kingdom. Learn about echolocation, their winged hands, and their ability to survive in many different climates. Explore their special adaptations with hands-on activities and crafts.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

1-4 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Christine Patterson

cpatterson@hancockparks.com

 

10 Monday

Discovery Story: Eat like Birds

Birds eat a variety of foods and have many different types of beaks to help with this process. See who eats what and how through a story, craft and beak related activities. You can even try feeding with your own bird bill.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

10 AM & 1 PM

Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend

Free, registration not required

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

11 Tuesday

Spring Break Camp: Owl About Birds!

We’ll spend a day learning about different kinds of birds in Ohio and then hit the trail to see how many birds can be identified. We’ll also play games, dissect owl pellets, and make bird feeders to take home. You won’t egret flocking to this camp! Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch with your camper.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

9 AM-3 PM

Required to be ages 6-12

Register with $15 per child by 4:30 PM on Friday, April 7. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 20

Katie Mehlow

kmehlow@hancockparks.com

 

12 Wednesday

Spring Break Camp: Plants Palooza

Spring is on the way and wildflowers are getting ready to pop up. Spend the day learning about Ohio’s beautiful wildflowers and go out on a hike to look for them. You will plant your very own seeds to start a garden in your backyard, press plants to take home with you, and much more! Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch with your camper.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

9 AM-3 PM

Required to be ages 6-12

Register with $15 per child by 4:30 PM on Friday, April 7. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 20

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Wednesday

Canvas Painting: Spring Pallette

The second canvas in the seasonal painting series is Spring Pallette. Awakening Minds Art will provide step by step instructions on how to paint a beautiful nature scene on canvas. All necessary supplies needed to create your artwork on an 11” x 14” stretched canvas will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.

Riverbend Recreation Area

Brugeman Lodge

6-8 PM

Required to be ages 16 and up

Register with $30 per person by 12 PM on Monday, April 10

Minimum: 10/Maximum: 30

Chris Allen

callen@hancockparks.com

 

13 Thursday

Spring Break Camp: Camping 101

Has your child ever thought about going to camp in the summer? Do you wonder about the different activities and where your child can go? Would you like for your child to try it before attending a camp this summer? If the answer is yes, then consider registering your child in Camping 101, where your child can experience camp activities, like fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch with your camper.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

9 AM-3 PM

Required to be ages 6-12

Register with $15 per child by 4:30 PM on Monday, April 10. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 20

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

17 Monday

Wee Ones: Spring has Sprung!

Signs of spring are beginning to pop up everywhere – if you know where to look! Birds are chirping, tree buds are opening, and the wildflowers are showing their beautiful blossoms. Come and listen to a springtime story and take a spring blooms hike. A spring-inspired craft will also be offered.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

10 AM & 1 PM

Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend

Free, registration not required

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

19 Wednesday

Impact Series: Invasive Species

Invasive species can have a huge and long-lasting impact on our Ohio native landscape. However, many people unknowingly have invasive species in their own backyard! Come and learn about Ohio’s most common non-native plant species and learn what you can do to prevent them from taking over Ohio.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

6 PM

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Free, but register by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 18.

Minimum: 2/Maximum: 30

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com 

 

22 Saturday

Spring Constellations and Binoculars

Neil Stewart of the Millstream Astronomy Club will be presenting the program Spring Constellations and Binoculars, which is all about those star patterns in the sky and what they mean. His talk also includes information about how to use binoculars to view the night sky. After the talk, telescopes will be available to look at the sky, or bring your own.

Riverbend Recreation Area

Shelter 5

8 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

29 Saturday

Blanchard River Challenge:  Self-Guided Float Trip #1

Canoeists and kayakers will begin the trip by paddling through Blanchard River Nature Preserve and later along the borders of parks, conservation areas, and Riverbend Recreation Area. It is an enjoyable day trip at 20.9 miles. For more information, see page . . .

Gary Pruitt

gpruitt@hancockparks.com

 

MAY

2 Tuesday

Archery Basics for Adults

Come out for an archery class led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. You will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures, while shooting arrows at several targets with a compound bow. How close to your target can you get? Sign up today to find out.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Dold Lake

7-8:30 PM

Required to be ages 18 and up

Register with $10 per person by 12 PM on Monday, May 1

Minimum: 2/Maximum: 10

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

6 Saturday

21st Annual Fish Festival

Young anglers can try their luck as the Hancock Park District hosts its 21st annual youth fishing event. Trout stocking will take place prior to the event courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. Fishing will be allowed by bank only. Children must do the fishing, but limited adult assistance is permitted. All state fishing rules and regulations must be followed and anglers are asked to take home the first five trout they catch. No catch and release is permitted. Live bait will be for sale on site. The Fish Festival will be held rain or shine, except in the event of extreme weather conditions. Throughout the morning, registered participant names will be drawn for random prize drawings and must be present to win. Sponsors of this year’s fish festival are ODNR Division of Wildlife, WFIN/WKXA/The Fox and Centennial Screen Printing and Engraving.

Riverbend Recreation Area

Lakefront Activity Center

8-11 AM

Required to be ages 4 to 15 with an adult companion

Free with registration starting at 7:30 AM at Lakefront Activity Center

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Saturday

Growing Green Thumbs: Pole Beans

A talk will be given on the beans in the McKinnis Historical Garden and how to set the poles for them. It is also time to get the plants and seeds in the ground or just tend to those that have already been planted. There is lots of work to be done around the McKinnis Homestead, so come on out and lend a helping hand.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

McKinnis Garden

10 AM

Required to be ages 4-18. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own work gloves.

Free, registration not required

Chris Allen

callen@hancockparks.com

 

6 Saturday

Blanchard River Challenge:  Self-Guided Float Trip #2

Canoeists and kayakers will begin the trip by paddling through an especially scenic and fun section west of Riverbend Recreation Area and then along the border of conservation areas and parks and through downtown Findlay and the obstacle-ridden section of the Blanchard River. Beyond the urban section lies a scenic and pleasant rural section where wildlife sightings are commonplace. For more information, see page . . .

Gary Pruitt

gpruitt@hancockparks.com

 

7 Sunday

Women at Work: Open House

Visit with the women of the McKinnis House. Find out how they spend their day and accomplish their to-do list.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

McKinnis House

1-4 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Christine Patterson

cpatterson@hancockparks.com

 

8 Monday

Discovery Story: Down in the Dirt

Time to get down and dirty as the kids get up close and personal with dirt. In addition to a story about soil, our worm bin will be on hand to explore and seeds will be available for planting. Dirt inspired art can also be made and taken home.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

10 AM & 1 PM

Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend

Free, registration not required

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

 

13 Saturday

Archery for Beginners

Join our certified educators in learning the basics of archery. You’ll learn about which eye is your dominant eye, archery equipment, and of course, how to shoot an arrow. Once you’ve learned how to shoot, you can test your skills with some archery games. All equipment will be provided.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Dold Lake

8:30-10 AM for ages 9-11

10:30 AM-12 PM for ages 12-14

Register with $10 per child by 3 PM on Friday, May 12. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.

Minimum: 2/Maximum: 10 per time slot

Katie Mehlow

kmehlow@hancockparks.com

 

13 Saturday

Blanchard River Challenge:  Self-Guided Float Trip #3

This is a popular half-day trip. At 9.3 miles, it is scenic, it has no foreseeable obstacles or portages, and there are bends, narrow sections, and riffles to make it interesting and fun. Wildlife sightings are commonplace. For more information, see page . . .

Gary Pruitt

gpruitt@hancockparks.com

 

14 Sunday

Summer Blooms of Ohio: Open House

Ohio has a wide array of beautiful, native wildflowers. May is an excellent month to tour the bloom display around the state, but if you aren’t able to plan a road trip, don’t worry. There are hundreds of beautiful summertime blooms right here in Hancock County.  Come and learn about our summer flowers and enjoy a guided, leisurely hike to see these flowers up close.  The hike will begin at 2 PM and will last about an hour.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

1-4 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

15 Monday

Wee Ones: Things with Wings

Bring the children out and see how many things with wings you can find in the Discovery Center. Do you have wings? What are wings good for? Whose wings are the largest in the world? There will be a story and craft for the kids to enjoy while exploring the Discovery Center.

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Discovery Center

10 AM & 1 PM

Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend

Free, registration not required

Chris Allen

callen@hancockparks.com

 

16 Tuesday

Viewing Mercury

This week Mercury will reach its greatest western elongation from the sun. This means that Mercury will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. The planet can be easily viewed low in the eastern sky just before sunrise. If you’re not an early riser and you don’t want to miss this astronomical event, come out to the planetarium to see Mercury up close at night.

Discovery Center

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

6 PM

All ages welcome

Free, but register by 4:30 PM on Monday, May 15

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 25

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

17 Wednesday

Impact Series: Monarch Butterflies

Monarchs are notorious for their fascinating and beautiful life cycle. From chrysalis to butterfly, they truly are stunning. Over the past decade, the Monarch population has plummeted to an unprecedented low. Their low numbers are an alarming warning sign that we must take notice of before it’s too late. Come and learn about these loveable winged beauties and what you can do to strengthen their numbers. Free milkweed seeds will be available. 

Riverbend Recreation Area

Brugeman Lodge

6 PM

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Free, but register by 4:30 PM on Monday, May 15

Minimum: 2/Maximum: 100

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com  

 

20 Saturday

Spring Disc Golf Tournament

Join us at Riverbend Disc Golf Course for a back to the basics 2 disc challenge.  Pick your two most versatile discs. You will be using those two discs for both rounds. There will be an optional Ace fund of $2. Post event throw off if not won during the 2 rounds. 100% payout in cash and prizes. One hour lunch break in-between rounds.

Riverbend Recreation Area

Shelter 5
On-site registration begins at 9 AM

Players meeting promptly at 9:45 AM; event starts at 10 AM

Register with $20 per person on the day of the tournament

All ages welcome; children must accompanied by a participating adult

Hugh Bockbrader

419-304-2177

Hugh@laserperfection.net

 

20 Saturday

Photography Hike

Do you enjoy taking pictures of scenes in nature? Do you enjoy hiking as well? Combine those two activities and join us on our first ever photography hike. We will take a leisurely hike and stop along the way to capture images of Ohio’s natural beauty.  Wildflowers, birds, and butterflies are just a few of nature’s stars that will be waiting for their photo shoot.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods

10 AM-12 PM

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Free, but register by 3 PM on Friday, May 19

Minimum: 6/Maximum: 20

Lauren Sandhu

lsandhu@hancockparks.com

 

20 Saturday

Blanchard River Challenge:  Self-Guided Float Trip #4

This trip is an enjoyable, yet challenging adventure at approximately 37.6 miles with a primitive tent camping experience at Riverbend Recreation Area’s campground. This two-day float trip includes up to seven potential portages around dams and rock fields, including a long portage at the waterfall near Riverside Park. All food and camping gear will have to be transported in the watercraft unless other arrangements are made. Canoeists and kayakers will paddle 20.9 miles on the first day and 16.7 miles on the second day. For more information, see page . . .

Gary Pruitt

gpruitt@hancockparks.com

 

27 Saturday

Telescopes 101

Don Trinko of the Millstream Astronomy Club will be presenting Telescopes 101, which explains the various styles of telescopes and which ones may be better suited for you. After the talk, telescopes will be available to look at the sky, or bring your own.

Riverbend Recreation Area

Shelter 5

9 PM

All ages welcome

Free, registration not required

Michelle Rumschlag

mrumschlag@hancockparks.com

trideaDANCE, RITZ THEATRE, TIFFIN

From 7:30PM to n/a

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM trideaDANCE, the resident dance collaborative of The Ritz Theatre, will return for its eleventh annual spring performance with an all new program featuring an assortment of must-see performers from throughout Ohio. trideaDANCE promotes dance education and awareness in Northwest Ohio, and will also feature young dancers from Tiffin and the surrounding area in this concert. Through its innovative movement style, trideaDANCE explores the quirks and intricacies of everyday life, and strives to make dance accessible and enjoyable to a variety of audiences. These diverse works will broaden your definition of dance, enlighten and delight.