Park programs, Jan. 20

Seneca County

• Seneca County Park District invites Young Adventurers ages 6-12 to a Fur, Fin and Feathers program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve, just north of Tiffin’s water pollution control plant. Kids can walk the path discovering what animals live in the preserve, how they rely on one another and the role they play in the environment.

• Make a winter weed bouquet during a Craft Creations program at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Participants can learn how to identify winter weeds and then create a bouquet. Supplies are provided. All ages are welcome. Registration is required.

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

• Sandusky County Park District is planning meetings for volunteers and potential volunteers for 10 a.m. Saturday or 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Current volunteers and new people interested in helping with programming, stewardship monitoring, park district gardens and other volunteer work are to meet at Wilson Nature Center at Creek Bend Farm, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey, to discuss and sign up for spring and summer projects. Registration is required.

• Winterfest is set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Creek Bend Farm. Celebrate the cold with crafts and activities. Dress for the weather. Activities are indoors and outdoors. Registration is required.

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

Hancock County

• A Summer Cost, Winter Coat Wee Ones program is planned for 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Monday at Hancock Park District’s Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay. Children ages 3 and younger accompanied by an adult can attend at the Discovery Center, at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants can learn about snowshoe hares and how they change their fur coat over seasons. There will be winter animal displays, a craft table and a snowshoe hare activity. Registration is not required, and other-aged siblings are welcome to attend.

“Winter Barn” is the focus of the first painting in the 2019 seasonal painting series 6-8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Riverbend Recreation Area’s Brugeman Lodge, 16618 TR 208, off SR 568, east of Findlay. Rather than painting the scene on canvas, participants can create a decorative slate. Awakening Minds Art is to provide step-by-step instructions. Supplies are provided and light refreshments are to be served. Participants are required to be age 16 or older. Register with $30 per person by 12:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

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

Crawford County

• Crawford Park District invites children to a Toddler Trot at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Toddlers can take winter trek through the woods with Josh and McKinley, climbing logs, flipping rocks and maybe playing in the snow. For kids not quite in school and younger. Registration is required.

• Viewing the Night Sky is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Volk Park. Join Lowe-Volk Astronomy Club as members 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 winter include M-32 (an elliptical galaxy), M-31 (in the Andromeda Galaxy) and the star cluster Hyades which is 153 light years away. The astronomy club meets each fourth Saturday after sunset.

• Learn about sparrows at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Lowe-Volk Park with Warren Uxley. Sparrows are a group of birds always present in the environment. Species change with time but they are a vital part of nature.

• Kids in fifth grade and younger accompanied by an adult can learn about animals with scales covering their bodies — fish, snakes, even butterflies — at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lowe-Volk Park. Joy Etter-Link is to lead kids on a scaly tour. In addition, in an effort to celebrate National Bubble Wrap Day, there is to be a craft made out of bubble wrap.

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

Wood County

• Wood County Park District’s Carter Farm Ruggers are to meet for their quarterly 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 to work on crocheted rugs. Take along materials for personal pieces or work with materials provided to make 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.

• Superb Owls is the topic for a program 7-9 p.m. Friday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve Hankison Great Room, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. The educational program is to feature live owls presented by Nature’s Nursery. A night hike to look and listen for the elusive creatures is to follow. Registration is required.

To register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.

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