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Upcoming Events

September 2018

Overnight Horse Camping

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until September 29, 2018

This is your chance to take an evening horseback ride, set up camp, enjoy dinner cooked over a campfire, assist the wrangler when taking care of the horses on a picket line (such as feeding and watering, and removing and… Find out more »

Autumn Archery: A Leisure Education Initiative

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Join a certified archery instructor and learn the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. How close to the target can you get? All necessary… Find out more »

Horseback Riding

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Guided horseback rides for youth ages 8 and older, adults, and families will be offered at the Triple T Ranch in Findlay!  The forest green of late summer and the fiery reds, yellows, and burnt oranges of early autumn will… Find out more »
$30

Self-Guided Fall Float Trip

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Self-guided fall float trips on the Blanchard River are available Saturdays and Sundays from September 8 through October 28 starting at 1 PM. Float trips begin and end at Zonta Landing at Riverside Park. Canoeists and kayakers have the opportunity… Find out more »
$10

Fall Disc Golf Tournament

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a 2-round day/night tournament. The first round will be played in daylight. The second round will be played by the light of the moon with illuminated baskets and discs. The nighttime round begins at 8 PM. 4… Find out more »

Wee Ones: Water

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Water is everywhere and it’s full of life. Children will learn about animals living in lakes and ponds, experiment with water, and participate in a story, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other… Find out more »

Brugeman Lodge Open House

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 24, 2018

A Park Ranger will be available at each Open House to allow any interested person(s) to view, inspect and ask questions regarding the facility. Bring your tape measure, notepad, camera or video recorder to record your findings. Reservations or available… Find out more »
Free

Activity Barn Open House

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

A Park Ranger will be available at each Open House to allow any interested person(s) to view, inspect and ask questions regarding the facility. Bring your tape measure, notepad, camera or video recorder to record your findings. Reservations or available… Find out more »
Free

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gathering

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 24, 2018

The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are new to plein air… Find out more »

Owls: Open House

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
True or False: Owls can turn their heads a full 360 degrees. If you said true, you better fly out to this Open House to brush up on your knOWLedge (the answer is false)! Learn about these amazing birds of… Find out more »
Free

October 2018

Pioneer Tyke Hikes

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tour the 1847 McKinnis homestead to discover some of the jobs pioneers had during the fall and learn what it was like to live as a pioneer. The tour will include hands-on activities, such as grinding corn, pressing apples, churning… Find out more »
Free

Fall Constellations

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Different constellations are seen each season. Join us to see Pegasus, Capricornus, and other fall star patterns. We’ll also talk about the Draconids Meteor Shower that happens this time each year. Participants are required to sit on the floor. Ask… Find out more »
Free

Flag City Classic

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Compete in this Professional Disc Golf Association Sanctioned B Tier event consisting of two singles rounds of 18 holes each. The award ceremony will be held immediately following the completion of the second round. 8–9:30 AM Registration 9:30–9:45 AM Players… Find out more »

Nature and Namaste Fall Yoga Retreat

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Yoga instructor, Katy Mercer will lead a 3-week beginner yoga series. Join her for just one class or attend all three. Each class will end with guided meditation, breath work, and a… Find out more »
$10

Preparing for Hibernation: Open House

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
As fall progresses, many animals are busy preparing for hibernation . They each prepare for this process in different ways. Learn how the animals living inside the Discovery Center deal with the long winter sleep and what they would do… Find out more »

Fun Fall Hayride

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Want to take a fall hayride but don’t have enough people to fill a wagon ride on your own? Here is a chance to bring the family out and enjoy a group hayride through the colorful woods. We will have… Find out more »

Moon

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Steve Rice of the Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program about the Moon. After the talk, the group will be observing the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The club can help you set up your own telescope or you… Find out more »
Free

Harvest the Past

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harvest the Past celebrates 1847. The ladies from the McKinnis House will be looking in the garden for their next homemade treat. Stop by the garden shed to see what’s for the taking at the Historic Farmer’s Market. Extras from… Find out more »
Free

Canvas Painting: Fall Walk in the Park

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Fall Walk in the Park” will be the focus of our fourth painting in a seasonal painting series. Awakening Minds Art will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint a beautiful nature scene on canvas. All necessary supplies needed to… Find out more »
$30

Hunter’s Moon Hike

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cool weather, the rustling of leaves, and a full moon—what better way to enjoy the parks, and at night! We’ll see if bats are still coming out to feed and wonder if a hunting raccoon or skunk will cross our… Find out more »
Free

Wee Ones: Patterns in Nature

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Patterns and shapes are a plenty in nature from spots on a ladybug to the stripes of a raccoon’s tail. Children will learn about patterns in nature as they enjoy a story, shape-related activities, and a craft. Basic shapes and… Find out more »
Free

November 2018

Feelin’ Squirrely: Open House

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Squirrels…these fury animals are everywhere you go. Learn about the ones you see every day in your backyard, like the fox squirrel and red squirrel, the ones you didn’t know we had, like the flying squirrel, and the ones that… Find out more »
Free

Wee Ones: What Do Animals Do in the Winter?

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
When icy winds blow, and trees have no leaves, and snow is all around, what do animals do? Come listen to a story about how different animals survive in the winter. Children will get a chance to make some treats… Find out more »
Free

A Family Gathering: Open House

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Travel is slow and difficult in 1847, which means that visitors are a special occasion. The McKinnis family will receive relatives on this day who have traveled long and far to visit. Listen to the exchange of news and gossip… Find out more »

The Life and Death Cycle of a Star

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Susan Nims of The Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program “The Life and Death Cycle of a Star.´Following the show, participants will observe the Moon, Mars, and Saturn through the club’s telescopes. You may also bring your own to… Find out more »
Free

The Natural World of Our Favorite Wizard Boy

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
While the wizard world is full of spells and charms, there are also many natural aspects. Dive into owls, spiders, snakes, potions, and herbology as the lodge is transformed into a wizarding world. Guests are invited to dress as their… Find out more »
$3

Discovery Stories: Squirrels

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Squirrels are busy this time of year as they prepare for winter. Whether it be red, black, grey, or fox squirrels, you can always see these agile rodents scampering through the woods. A story about squirrels will be followed by… Find out more »

Planetarium: Dwarf Planets

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ceres, Eris, Haumea? Do these names sound familiar? All of them are dwarf planets in our solar system. Learn about these and other dwarf planets and find out what they have in common and what makes them each unique. A… Find out more »
Free

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