Seneca County Park District invites children ages 12-36 months to attend a Toddler Trot at 4:30 p.m. May 1 at Zimmerman Nature Preserve. Kids can learn about cottontails.
Zimmerman park is on SR 18 next to Autumnwood Care Center. Register by calling (419) 435-3915 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ages are welcome to attend a stargazing program at sunset April 28 at Sandusky County Park District's Wolf Creek Park Campground and view the night sky with telescopes set up by Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomers.
Participants can bring binoculars, telescopes and questions about astronomy. Drive to the end of the campground road at the southern entrance to Wolf Creek Park, 2701 N. SR 53.
Join a salamander search at 4:30 p.m. April 30 at White Star Trail by the Tracks, 4899 CR 65, Gibsonburg. All ages are welcome to meet at the parking lot. Boots are recommended.
Canoe with Eagles April 30, May 2, May 4, May 7, May 9 and May 11. Participants should meet at 5 p.m. at the park office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, then travel to the launch site.
Registration is required with a partner at least 12 years old. Canoes are provided to travel along Green Creek, a prime eagle-watching area.
To register for programs, call (419) 334-4495.
The McKinnis family will be "making do" during a program 1:30-4:30 Sunday at Hancock Park District's McKinnis House. The free program is to focus on spring planting and making winter food preserves last until fresh crops start to grow.
The men are to be in the woodshop sharpening and repairing tools, the children are to be getting the garden ready for spring planting and the young women are to be finishing several winter projects in the house. Visitors also are to have a rare opportunity to venture upstairs to see Mrs. McKinnis's barn loom. She is to be finishing a special project.
An Arbor Day celebration is planned at noon April 27 at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. A sugar maple tree is to be planted. Afterwards, guests are encouraged to provide their own sack lunch and stay for a picnic inside the Activity Barn. Coffee and cold beverages will be provided.
The event takes place rain or shine.
Two frog programs are planned for April 28 at Phillips Discovery Center. Join Michelle Rumschlag at 1 p.m. for a presentation on "Frogs of Ohio," then stay to do hands-on activities and crafts for families and frog lovers of any age.
At 7 p.m., Terry Schwaner, dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Findlay, is to present a program, "Threats to Frog Survival."
For more information, call (419) 425-PARK or visit www.hancockparks.com.
Crawford Park District invites all ages to "Tellin' Tales in the Cranberry Bog" at 2 p.m. April 28 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598.
The cranberry bog was near New Washington. It provided food for the Wyandot Indians and pioneers. "Tellin' Tales" is a meeting to share information about Crawford County's natural history. Share stories of the county's geology, farming history, weather catastrophes or other happenings.
A Leesville history roundtable discussion is planned for 3:15 p.m. April 28 at Lowe-Volk Park.
Anyone who has a connection to Leesville or is interested in the history of the area is welcome to participate in this discussion led by resident and Leesville promoter Joe Everly.
For more information, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.