Park programs, May 30


Tiffin Park and Recreation Summer Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Hedges-Boyer Park Pavilion with a performance from The North Coast Concert Band.

Provide your own chairs for the free show.

The annual fishing derby, co-hosted with Tiffin-Seneca Izaak Walton League, is set for 9 a.m. June 7 at Izaak Walton pond, CR 33.

Youth 17 and younger are invited to fish 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., with lunch and awards to follow.

Prizes for most fish, largest fish, first fish and most unusual catch are to be awarded. Hot dogs and drinks are provided.

For more information, call (419) 448-5408.

Seneca County

The park district is planning Tom Sawyer Days 2-4 p.m. today, June 13, 20 and 27 at Tiffin University Nature Preserve for ages 6-12.

Kids can learn about “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” as they read a chapter from the book and then create an activity to go with it. Be prepared to get wet and dirty.

For the best Tom Sawyer experience, children should attend all four sessions, but they may attend any number.

The preserve is outside Tiffin on CR 26.

Celebrate National Trails Day June 7 with an 8 a.m. walk at Steyer Nature Preserve, CR 33 east of Fort Seneca.

Join hundreds of other hikers across the nation and learn about hiking etiquette, places to hike in Seneca County, as well as the flora and fauna of the preserve. Door prizes are included.

The walk will take about 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program.

Sandusky County

A dedication is planned 6 p.m. for the Tea-Kaufman Homestead and the Roland Jordan Jr. Kiosk at 2091 CR 292, Bellevue.

A small portion of the historically significant property was acquired by the park district in 2012. The Teas and Kaufmans were early settlers who played an important part in development of the area.

Part of the property serves as an access point for the North Coast Inland Trail. The remainder has been restored to a native wetland that provides water quality benefits and environmental education opportunities. The kiosk was erected in memory of Roland Jordan Jr., an early supporter of the North Coast Inland Trail who worked to preserve the historic Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad corridor by developing a multi-purpose trail.

Hancock County

All ages and skill levels can learn to play disc golf at 6:30 p.m. June 10 with members of the Disc Golf Community Association and Findlay Disc Golf League at Riverbend Recreation Area.

Players should meet in shelter 5 to learn throwing techniques, share information and review playing instructions.

Rain date is June 12. Discs will be available for participants who do not have their own.

Riverbend Recreation Area is at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568, east of Findlay.

For more details, email Dennis Hills at

Crawford County

The annual Living History Celebration is set for June 7-8 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Leesville.

Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 with evening hours 8-10 June 7.

During the day, see a rifle and musket presentation, the capture of Col. Crawford and running of the gauntlet and a historical fashion show. Visitors also can browse an Indian camp, visit a shingle maker and a blacksmith or explore the campsite of Col. Crawford’s company.

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