Park programs, July 12


Tiffin Park & Recreation Department’s summer concert series continues at 7:30 p.m. July 21 with The Together Band at Hedges-Boyer Park.

Admission is free.

The next Summer PLAY

Day is July 19 at Beechwood Park.

The session lasts 1-2 p.m. and features games, crafts and activities. Adults are encouraged to participate and should plan to remain with their children.

Call (419) 448-5408 for more information.

Seneca County

This month’s Nature Walk Bird Talk is at 8 a.m. Saturday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.

Spend the morning walking the trails looking and listening for the sights and sounds of nature. Binoculars are helpful.

A canoe float is planned at noon Saturday at Steyer Nature Preserve.

Spend the afternoon canoeing on the Sandusky River. Canoes, adult life jackets and paddles are provided.

Register by calling (419) 435-3915.

Young Adventurers ages 6-12 are invited to “Creek Critter Research” at 5 p.m. Monday at Forrest Nature Preserve.

Kids should wear old shoes or boots to search the creek and find out what macroinvertebrates live there.

Backpackin’ Babies ages birth to 1 year can learn about birds and their calls at 10 a.m. July 19 at Mercy Community Nature Preserve.

Each session of the new series is to last 45-60 minutes and will include fingerplays, stories, information for parents and grandparents to take home and an activity to do on site.

Sandusky County

A stream quality monitoring session is planned 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek Canoe Launch, 2409 S. SR 53, Fremont.

Discover the health of the Sandusky River by searching for critters that live in it. Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Saturday at sunset, join Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomers for Stargazing at Wolf Creek Park Campground. Meet at the end of the campground road at the southern entrance.

A Meet Me at the Cabin candle-making programs is planned for 4 p.m. Tuesday at White

Star Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.

Discover how pioneers made candles and try candle dipping. Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Celebrate summer at the White Star Beach Party noon-8 p.m. Thursday.

The free family event has a tropical island theme. Beach admission is free. In the shelters from noon-4 p.m. are to be luau fun with face painting, crafts, “cliff diving” and other acitivities.

White Star Park is at 925 S. Main St, Gibsonburg.

Hancock County

Don Trinko of Millstream Astronomy Club is planning a program on telescopes at 9 p.m. Saturday at Riverbend Recreation Area, shelter 5, Findlay.

He is to discuss the basic characteristics of types of telescopes and the advantages, disadvantages and cost of each.

Riverside Summer Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with Findlay Civic Concert Band at the Riverside Park band shell.

Admission is free.

Join natural resource assistant Bob Sams July 20 to help conduct a bird diversity and population census.

Meet at 8 a.m. shelter 3 in the Big Oaks Area of Riverbend Recreation Area.

Ohio birds is to be the topic of a Hands-On Nature program 1-4 p.m. July 21 at Oakwoods

Nature Preserve Discovery Center.

Learn about common birds and enjoy bird-related crafts and activities for the whole family. Join a nature hike at 2 p.m. to look for birds along the trail.

Crawford County

All ages are invited to wear camouflage if they like and visit Lowe-Volk Park to see Ohio Air National Guard members

from the 179th Airlift Wing headquartered at Mansfield Lahm Airport.

“Color Me Camo” is noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the park, 2401 SR 598, Leesville.

Walk and Woof is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Heckert Nature Preserve, 1601 SR 100, Bucyrus.

Join volunteers Dee and Steve Meadows to hike the trails and spend a summer evening in the woods. All ages and breeds of dogs are welcome.

Family tent camping is planned July 19 at Lowe-Volk, Park.

Families can pitch a tent any time after 5 p.m. around the pond. Adults must accompany youth of any age. Registration is to begin at 7 p.m., with programs starting at 7:30.

Registration is $3; call

(419) 683-9000 to make reservations.

Viewing the Night Sky also is planned for 9:30 p.m. July 20 at Lowe-Volk Park.

Join volunteers and members of Richland Astronomical Society as they share their knowledge and telescope skills.

For more information or to register, call (419) 683-9000