Milky Way

Viewing the night sky will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598.

CRESTLINE -- The Crawford Park District has announced the following upcoming programs at Unger Park and Lowe-Volk Park.

ARCHERY

Friday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m. at Unger Park, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Rd.

Whether for sport, food, or fun, archery is a great outdoor activity that gets us away from the gadgets of life, allowing us to focus on one thing: hitting the target. Join the Crawford Park District for an evening archery shoot that will include an introduction to archery safety and shooting basics. All equipment will be provided. Please call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to reserve a spot. All programs offered by the Crawford Park District are by registration only! Unger Park is located just west of Bucyrus on Bucyrus-Nevada Road. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

VIEWING THE NIGHT SKY

Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598.

Join members of the Crawford Park Astronomy Club as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with all who are interested in the celestial sights.

Some of the targets for fall are: Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system is ½ billion miles away, has four Galilean moons and over 60 other moons

Saturn – is a billion miles away, known for its beautiful rings, and has several moons.

Mars – also known as the “Red Planet” will be rising in the west.

m-13 – was discovered in 1714, is a Globular cluster 22000 light years away, is 160 light years across, and has a ½-million solar mass.

m-51 – a Whirlpool Galaxy with a grand spiral design, can be found 37,000,000 light years away, and was discovered in 1773 by Charles Messier.

m-44 – discovered by Galileo in 1609, is a Beehive cluster, and only 500 light years away.

m-81 – also known as Bode’s Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy 11,000,000 light years away, and contains more than 200 globular clusters.

Please call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to reserve a spot. All programs offered by the Crawford Park District are by registration only! Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

YOGA IN THE PARK

Sunday, Sept. 27, 3 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598.

The Crawford Park District invites you to join instructor Kay Smith for an hour of outdoor Yoga with beautiful Lowe-Volk Park as the backdrop. Moving gracefully from one pose to the next, while focus tin on balance and breath, enjoy a full mind-body experience. Bring your mat and water. In the event of inclement weather, class will take place in the Nature Center. Please call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to reserve a spot. All programs offered by the Crawford Park District are by registration only! Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

BOOK CLUB

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m. Meeting at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598.

Do you love nature and also love to read? With the abundance of books available for nature lovers, sometimes it is hard to choose the next great book to read. Join the Crawford Park District’s Book Club and we will figure it out together! Please call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to reserve a spot. Come armed with your favorite book about nature or a nature centered book you want to read and be ready to make your case to the club! Meetings are held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center the last Tuesday of each month. All programs offered by the Crawford Park District are by registration only! Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page. 

INFANT EXPLORERS: SEEDS

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598.

Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Abby and baby Vincenzo for a program about seeds that will engage your infant’s senses and get parents and baby out of the house for some fresh air! Your first instinct may be to bundle babies up and keep them indoors. However, research tells us that infants in outdoor spaces benefit from access to a wide variety of sensory stimuli which they just cannot experience indoors.

Please call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to reserve a spot. All programs offered by the Crawford Park District are by registration only! Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

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