SLEIGH RIDES AT HAYES MEMORIAL, FREMONT
Treat your favorite valentine to a romantic sleigh ride at the Hayes Museum. Cost is $3 per person. Riders are treated to a romantic ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove. Blankets are provided.
RACCOON RUN WINTER SPORTS CENTER, FINDLAY
Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center opens Friday, January 3 Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center is set to open Friday, January 3 and will remain open weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays until ground and weather conditions become unsuitable. Normal hours of operation at the concession are 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. The concession offers a complete outfitting of cross-country ski equipment and snowshoes for kids of all ages. Rentals fees are set at $7 per hour or $20 for the day and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Arrangements for all day rentals can be made through the HPD office during the week or at Raccoon Run during normal business hours. Equipment can be taken to other HPD areas. Beginner cross-country ski workshops are now available on Saturdays in January and February including January 4, 11, and 18 and February 1, 8, and 15 from 9-10:30 A.M. before the concession opens for public rentals. A snowshoe is scheduled for Saturday, January 25. All scheduled workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions. Sign the family up for a cross-country ski workshop to learn basic techniques like gliding, turning, and rhythm. Participants must be at least eight years of age with a participating adult. Cost is $12 for cross-country and $10 for snowshoe workshops. Register at the HPD office with fees by the Friday before each workshop date. Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center is located in Big Oaks Area Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568 to TR 241 east of Findlay. For more information regarding the Raccoon Run Winter Sport Center and activities view the HPD website at www.HancockParks.com, like us on Facebook, download a Program Guide or call the HPD office at 419-425-PARK/7275 and “Discover Your Hancock Parks”. A Raccoon Run brochure can be downloaded from the website along with a discount coupon to redeem at the concession. To check current snow and trail conditions on weekends, call the Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center at 419-424-1555. During the week, Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm, call the HPD office at 419 425-PARK/7275.
Talons of Terror, HPD, Findlay
Want to learn more about Raptors? Then come out for the Talons of Terror on Tuesday, Feb. 18th at 7pm. In this program, we will look at the differences between hawks, owls, falcons and eagles. Owl pellet dissection. Program recommended for those ages 7 and up. Register with $2 per person by Friday, February 14th. The program will be taking place at the "Doc" Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Off West Sandusky St., off CR 144 west of Findlay. For more information about other upcoming programs view the HPD Program Guide at www.HancockParks.com under the "What's New" section or call the HPD office at 419-425-PARK.
MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, RITZ, TIFFIN
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screen play you see just doesn't work. So what's an all powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of "The Wizard of Oz". Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time. (tentative audition dates December 29 & 30, 2013)