Park programs, Dec. 6

Sandusky County

Sandusky County Park District is hosting Holidays at the Cabin at Reineck Cabin, the 1874 log cabin at White Star Park, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.

For $40, groups of eight can enjoy drinks and dessert of oatmeal cookies and blueberry cake freshly baked in the wood cook stove, experience the spirit of the season, hear a history lesson and make a Christmas ornament.

Dates and times are 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 16, 17 and 19. Register by calling (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

Join natural resource assistant Bob Sams Dec. 13 to help conduct a Hancock County Bird Diversity and Population Census.

Participants should meet at 1 p.m. at the gate house near the parking lot at Litzenberg Memorial Woods to begin. Bring binoculars to help count observable birds and accumulate data that will be used to help monitor population trends, land management effectiveness, and as a tool for long-term habitat change and planning.

Litzenberg Memorial Woods is at 6100 US 224, 6 miles west of Findlay.

Register by Thursday to learn about one of the most recognizable constellations, Orion, the hunter, at a Planetarium Night program at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Find out the mythology behind Orion and other objects that share the winter night sky with him. The program is recommended for ages 5 and older.

Oakwoods preserve is at

1400 Oakwoods Lane, west of Findlay.

Crawford County

“The Sandstone Story” is the title of a program planned for 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Leesville.

Study one of the few major sandstone outcroppings along the Sandusky River. Learn of the many natural processes that build and break down the most prolific rock along the river that flows through the park.

“Animal Vision: Do You See What I See?” is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Lowe-Volk Park.

For more information, call (419) 683-9000.