A jewelry-making program is planned for 5-7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Sandusky County Park District, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont. Participants can make a bracelet or necklace. Supplies are provided.
Open to ages 9 and older, the fee is $5, payable on site.
Register by calling (419) 334-4495.
"Sweet Treats" are to be made Sunday at Hancock Park District's 1847 McKinnis House, Litzenberg Memorial Woods.
A holiday open house is to take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mrs. Poe, portrayed by volunteer Sandy Berger, is to be preparing the holiday turkey and helping youngsters pull taffy. Guests are encouraged to take a seat in the parlor, warm themselves by the fireplace and listen as a few McKinnis neighbors from the settlement talk about how they plan to celebrate the holiday.
In the bed chamber, several women plan to work on a quilt for the rope bed.
Stop at the wagon shed to see the woodworker and projects that are going on.
Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 US 224, is 6 miles west of Findlay.
Registration for annual Pioneer Traditions Holiday Teas are under way.
Two teas for adults are scheduled to take place inside the historic McKinnis House at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8. The decorated setting of the farmhouse will take visitors back 165 years to experience hot tea, 19th-century sweet breads and costumed staff as they exchange small talk about how early pioneers celebrated the holidays.
Lisa Colbertson plans to provide holiday music on her scheitholt, an instrument similar to a lap dulcimer.
Registration is necessary by Nov. 29 for the Dec. 1 tea and by Dec. 5 for the Dec. 8 tea with $6.
Register by calling (419) 425-PARK.
Crawford Park District is to host a program at 2 p.m. Saturday called "Dark Rivers," which spotlights deeds of Ohio's long-gone, unsung founders and heroes, specifically those prior to the Civil War.
There are seven stories told through songs which detail serious issues and real conflicts such as the capture and torture of Col. William Crawford and the Indian massacre at Gnadenhutten.
Songs are to be performed by a singer and Ohio history enthusiast who has coined the name Jonny Ohio. His musical style is a throw-back to a young Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton, produced with an unpolished acoustical guitar sound.
During the program, Jonny Ohio talks about the stories behind his songs and shares his travels through photographs.
"I've always loved where I live and work and play and I find it a great joy to share the stories of real people and events that transpired in the backyards, fields and woods of the old Northwest Territory," he said.
The program takes place at Lowe-Volk Park, 3 miles north of US 30.
For details, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.