Park programs, July 22

Tiffin Park & Recreation

• Tiffin Park & Recreation Department is to host its third annual VB(all) Nighter Aug. 25 at Hedges-Boyer Park. Teams can register by emailing Nick Basting at nbasting@tiffin

ohio.gov. Registration fee is $100, and the winning team takes home $200. The second place is to have registration waived. All other proceeds are to be donated to charity. The first 16 to register are to be accepted.

• The next summer PLAY Day is noon-2 p.m. Friday at Oakley Park. Planned Leisure Activities for Youth are organized games, crafts and activities in neighborhood parks. The activity starts with lunch at noon, and activities take place 1-2 p.m. Parents, grandparents or child care providers are encouraged to participate and should stay for the entire program. The last PLAY day of the summer is Aug. 10 at Oakley Park.

• Tiffin Park & Rec is to show a free screening of “Avengers Infinity War” at 9 p.m. Aug. 18 at the band shell at Hedges-Boyer Park.

For more information, visit www.tiffinparks.com or call (419) 448-5408.

Seneca County

• Join Seneca County Park District for a full moon hike at 9 p.m. Thursday at Clinton Nature Preserve. The walk lasts about 1 to 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 447-8091 or email lrose@senecacountyparks.com. Visit the website at senecacountyparks.com.

Sandusky County

• Take part in a moonlight canoe trip 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 27 or 28 with Sandusky County Park District at Decoy Marsh. Meet at Countryside Park and carpool to Decoy Marsh to enjoy a float down Green Creek by the light of the moon. Registration required, but not available online. Call the main office at (419) 334-4495.

For more information or to register for programs, visit www.lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

• Find out about Ohio’s amphibians during Discovery Stories: Amphibians of Summer Monday at Hancock Park District’s Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay. Choose 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. for children to take a closer look at the amphibians in the Discovery Center, hear a story and make a frog-inspired craft. Children ages 3-5 an adult companion as well as other aged siblings are welcome to attend the free program. Registration is not required.

• Mars will be at its closest approach to Earth Friday and its face will be lit up by the sun. Prepare for the event by learning about the red planet in the district’s planetarium at the Discovery Center at 7 p.m. Monday. Participants are required to sit on the floor. Ask about accommodations. All ages are welcome. The program is free, but register by 4 p.m. Monday.

“Summer on the Farm” is to be the focus of the third painting in the 2018 seasonal painting series focused on the outdoors. This session takes place 6-8 p.m. at Riverbend Recreation Area’s Brugeman Lodge Wednesday. Awakening Minds Art is to provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint a nature scene. Supplies are provided to create a painting on 11×14 stretched canvas. Light refreshments are to be served. Participants are required to be ages 16 and older. Register with $30 per person by 1 p.m. Tuesday.

• Children ages 9-12 can try their hand at archery 6-7 p.m. Thursday as the district offers “Eye on the Target Archery” at Oakwood Nature Preserve’s Dold Lake. Participants can learn the basics of archery, along with safety measures while aiming for a balloon with every arrow. The program is led by a certified archery instructor. Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to register for programs, visit www.hancockparks.com or call (419) 425-7275.

Crawford County

• Viewing the Night Sky is planned for 9 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Join Lowe-Volk Astronomy Club as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with those interested in celestial sights. Take a telescope along or allow the volunteers assist with those provided. Sky targets for summer include M-104 Sombrero Galaxy, M-3 Globular Cluster, Rosette Nebula and Jupiter. The astronomy club meets each fourth Saturday after sunset.

For more information, contact (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.

Wood County

• Join American Canoe Association instructors to advance kayak safety and rescue skills in an open water/coastal environment Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Coastal Kayaking: Strokes, Rescues, Safety. Training is to take place at Three Meadows Pond, 700 Three Meadows Drive, Perrysburg. Classes are 6-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. Kayakers with novice to intermediate ability are encouraged to participate in the three-session class. The first two classes include basic stroke instruction, practice and rescues on inland waters. The third class is to take place on open water in the Woodtick Peninsula area of Maumee Bay where students can practice in a coastal/open water environment. See the online description for full details and registration requirements. Kayaking programs are made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft. Class fee is $75. Registration is required.

• The Carter Ruggers are to meet for their monthly meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green. Anyone beginning or experienced is welcome to join the group quarterly to work on crocheted rugs. Take along materials for personal pieces or work with materials provided for farm pieces. New ruggers are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. for instruction provided by Friends of the Parks board member Virginia Dean. Registration is required.

• A full moon walk is planned for 9 p.m. Thursday at Slippery Elm Trail, Cricket Frog Cove, 14810 Freyman Road, Cygnet. Enjoy a gentle stroll under the full Buck Moon to learn moon lore and look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. Bug spray, repellent technology or clothing recommended. Flashlights must have red lenses. No dogs permitted. Registration is required.

• Join a butterfly identification walk at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Registration is required.

For more information or to register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.

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