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Park Programs, June 1

Tiffin Park & Recreation

• Fostoria Community Band is featured Sunday for the summer’s first Tiffin Park & Recreation Department Summer Concert Series at the East Green Amphitheater, 167 E. Market St. Music starts at 7 p.m. Other concerts in the park department series are The Late Show June 9 and North Coast Concert Band June 16.

The park department is planning its annual fishing derby at the Tiffin-Seneca Izaak Walton League pond 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Youths ages 17 and younger can enjoy fishing and compete for awards. Lunch is provided free by Izaak Walton.

For more information, visit www.tiffin

parks.com or call (419) 448-5408.

Seneca County

• Seneca County Park District is hosting its first Music on the Porch concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville. Visitors are invited to spend an evening listening to music on the porch of the log house. Light refreshments are provided.

• Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion are invited to a “Fantastic Fireflies” program at 8 p.m. Thursday at Steyer Nature Preserve, 5901 N. CR 33. Kids can learn about fireflies as they walk the trails and try to catch some. Some nets provided. Registration is required.

• Tom Sawyer Days are set for 6-8 p.m. Friday as well as June 14, 21 and 28 at Forrest Nature Preserve, TR 151 and CR 6. Children will read a chapter from the book, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” and then paint a fence, solve a mystery, create a cave, build a raft or another activity. Kids should be prepared to get wet and dirty. 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

• Join Sandusky County Park District for a Grandparents Canoe Trip to Decoy Marsh 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Grandparents and kids should meet at Countryside Park, Fremont, to spend a day on the water floating down Green Creek. Online registration is not available. Call (419) 334-4495 to register.

• People interested in getting into the river to help with fish research are invited to Creek Bend Farm, Lindsay, at 4 p.m. June 9. Participants will help survey fish populations in Muddy Creek. Registration is required.

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

Hancock County

• Learn how to play disc golf 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday with experienced players from the Findlay Disc Golf Association at a disc golf workshop at Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 TR 208, Findlay. Take along discs or borrow some. Participants can learn different ways to throw and how to choose the disc needed for each stage of the game. The event is free for all ages and registration is not required. Meet at shelter 5. Take along a reusable water bottle and insect repellent.

• For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. The 68th annual series includes 13 performances. Wednesday performances are at 7 p.m. through Aug. 21 and a special Sunday concert at 7 p.m. June 30 features the U.S. Army Band. Riverside Park is at 231 McManness Ave., Findlay.

For more information, visit www.hancock

parks.com or call (419) 425-7275.

Wood County

• Join a Wild Ride Bike Tour 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Slippery Elm Trail, 1014 S. Maple St., Bowling Green. Bikers and runners aren’t the only creatures that call the SET home. Join the group to learn about and spot wildlife and habitats that surround the trail. Ride pace averages 10-12 mph and goes from Black Swamp Preserve to Rudolph Depot and back for a 10-mile ride. Registration is required.

• An EcoLit Book Group meeting is to take place 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. For this meeting, participants are asked to read “Desert Solitaire,” by Edward Abbey. The group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Discussion leader is Cheryl Lachowski, senior lecturer, Bowling Green State University English Department and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.

• Join a naturalilst for a Hiking for Health series 10-11:30 a.m. Friday on Slippery Elm Trail. The hikes offer a mind-body connection and the wonder of watching seasonal changes. Registration is required.

• Enjoy Self-Care Saturday noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Forest therapy is the practice of strengthening the connection between a person and the Earth. By practicing this connection, participants can reduce stress, depression, anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate as well as symptoms of OCD and ADHD and increase their sense of well-being, immunity, mental clarity, creativity and concentration. Dress for the weather. Email JewelsIsYourGuide

@gmail.com with questions. Program fee is $15. Registration is required.

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

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