Park Programs

Tiffin Park & Recreation

A Food, Friends and Fun at Oakley Park event is planned for noon-2 p.m. Friday. The program offers warm lunches, organized games, crafts and activities at the park. Parents, grandparents or child care professionals are encouraged to participate and should stay for the duration of the program. All of the events are Oakley Park. Other dates are July 19, July 26 and Aug. 9.

For more information on programs or to sign up for summer camps, visit www.tiffinparks.com or call (419) 448-5408.

Seneca County

Seneca County Park District is planning a Craft Creations program for people ages 8 and older to learn tin punching at 5 p.m. Monda at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Participants can learn the lost art of tin punch. Project options are to be offered. Take along a hammer. Other supplies are provided. Registration is required.

All ages can take part in a canoe float at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Canoes, paddles and adult life jackets are provided for paddling aroudn the big pond. Registration is required.

Entry deadline for the annual SCPD Photo Contest is June 28, and an open house to view the photos is set for noon-4 p.m. July 7 at Garlo preserve. Categories include Seneca County Park District Scenes, Wildlife, Nature and Open. Adults as well as youth are encouraged to enter. For more details, visit the website or email lrose@senecacountyparks.com.

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

A Senior Stroll is planned for 9:30 a.m. Monday at 25 at Sept. 24 at Sandusky County Park District’s White Star Park beach. People ages 55 and older can explore the parks with the series of slower but steady strolls. Registration is required.

Poison, Stings and Toxins is the topic of a program 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Creek Bend Farm’s Wilson Nature Center, Lindsay. Participants can explore the woods at Creek Bend Farm, searching for the plants and animals that use poison, stings and toxins for defense. Wearing long pants is recommended. Registration is requested.

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

Crawford County

Learn the success story of the purple martin colony at Crawford Park District’s Unger Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to learning how to start a martin colony, participants can look inside the Unger apartment complex and take part in the ongoing monitoring program. Meet Warren Uxley in the Unger parking lot.

Science points to many positive attributes of playing in the dirt so join Mud Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Lowe-Volk Park. There will be opportunities to just get toes or hands muddy, or to get completely covered in mud. Jefferson Township Fire Department will be on hand to give participants a rinse.

See a Civil War encampment June 29-30 at Unger Park. Stroll through army encampments of the North and South and watch a battle reenactment. There will be period demonstrations, interactive activities, and kids can be “recruited” into a soldier’s life.

Viewing the Night Sky is planned for 9 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Join Crawford Park 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 include m-87, a giant elliptical galaxy where scientists recently took a photo of its massive black hole; m-104, the Sombrero Galaxy; m-44, an open cluster called the Beehive Cluster; Mizar and Alcor, also called “The Horse and Rider, in the handle of the Big Dipper. The astronomy club meets each fourth Saturday after sunset.

Visitors are invited to watch feeding day at 2 p.m. June 30 at Lowe-Volk Park. Fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, shrimp, worms and mice might be on the menu for the animals in the nature center.

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