Park programs, Aug. 16


Tiffin Park & Recreation Department and Tiffin Browns Backers have set the annual free Punt, Pass & Kick Competition for 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium behind Columbian High School. There are five age groups in which boys and girls compete separately. Winners advance to the sectionals. Participants may not use football shoes, cleats, turf shoes or compete in bare feet. Tiffin Browns Backers are providing refreshments.

For more information or to register, contact the Park & Recreation Department at (419) 448-5408 or email mcoleman@

Sandusky County

FREMONT – Monarch Butterfly Tagging is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 in Sandusky County parks. Meet at the park office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, to assist local researcher Tom Kashmer with monarch migration studies by netting, tagging and releasing butterflies. Nets and instruction are provided. Open to ages 6 and older.

Registration is required by calling (419) 334-4495 or (888) 200-5577.

Hancock County

FINDLAY – Hancock Park District invites children ages 7-12 with an adult companion to an American Girl team featuring Josephina Aug. 24. Times are 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. in the Litzenberg Memorial Woods Activity Barn. Kids can step back in time to 1824 with their dolls and partake of crafts, foods and games. One adult is required for every two children. Register with $5 per person by Tuesday.

Wee Ones ages 3 and younger with an adult companion can enjoy Bubbles, Bubbles at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center. Other-aged siblings are welcome. The program includes a story, activities and a craft. Parents should provide a swim diaper, change of clothes and a towel.

Learn to Play Disc Golf at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Riverbend Recreation Area shelter 5. Join experienced members of the Disc Golf Community Association and the Findlay Disc Golf League as they demonstrate throwing techniques, share information and review playing instructions. All ages and abilities are welcome. Discs are to be available for participants who do not have their own. A rain date is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

For more information or register for programs, visit or call (419) 425-PARK.

Crawford County

BUCYRUS – A hunting lottery is set for 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lowe-Volk Park, Leesville. Hunters interest in entering a lottery for hunting parks within the Crawford Park District are required to attend. Contact the park office for more information.

Sunflowers are the focus of a hike at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at Salem Cemetery Prairie. Meet naturalist Warren Uxley at the intersection of Lower Leesville and Parcher roads to see 13 sunflowers that can be found in Ohio. Learn to separate a true sunflowers from look-alikes, and discover common sunflowers in the area and which ones are threatened in Ohio.

A Walk & Stroll: Babes and Botany program is planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Unger Park, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road. Join naturalist Josh Dyer and Chrisha as they stroll along grassland trails, sorting plants and looking at colors. This is a new site for the stroll. For children age 3 and younger accompanied by their folks.

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