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The Sandusky County Park District has announced the following programs for August:
• Moonlight Canoeing, Aug 7, 9:30 p.m. This special night canoe program is open only to ages 18 and over. You must register with a partner. Meet at the park office. Registration required by calling 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.

• Movie Night, Aug 7, 9:30-11:30 p.m., White Star Park Beach. Enjoy a summer night watching a movie on the beach. Beach closes for swimming at 8 p.m. and gates will open at 9 p.m. for the movie. Bring a blanket, towel or chair to sit on. No pets, alcohol, glass bottles or aluminum cans permitted. The concession stand will be open to buy snacks or bring your own. Registration required by calling 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.

• Puddle Jumpers: Beach Party, Aug 10, 10 a.m., White Star Beach. Ages 3-5 with adult companion will enjoy fun on the beach, sand and water play. Registration required by calling 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.

• Horsing Around Hike, Aug 12, 9 a.m., White Star Horse Trail Parking, CR 66. Need a new trail to walk? Meet at the horse trail parking lot and walk the trails to see what summer has to offer, before the heat of the day sets in.

• River Float, Aug 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wolf Creek Park Campground. Cool off from the heat of summer with a float down the Sandusky River.  Meet in the parking lot of the campground to begin the float downstream to the Canoe Launch. Wear lifejackets (bring your own), long pants, and closed toe shoes.  No sandals or water socks.  Bring your towels & a change of clothes.  Registration required by calling 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.

• Mighty Oaks: Winous Point Conservancy/Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Aug 20, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee: $7/person, which includes box lunch.

Mighty Oaks programming is designed for adults. This trip will spend the day at a private hunt club identifying, observing and handling shorebirds. Meet at the Park Office in Fremont at 7:30 a.m. and travel to Winous Point (or ONWR depending on bird activity). Visit a bird banding station, enjoy a box lunch inside the clubhouse, learn the history of North America’s oldest hunt club.

Registration required by calling 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.

• Saturday Stargazing, sunset, Wolf Creek Park Campground, Aug. 22, Aug. 29. All ages are welcome to view the night sky with telescopes set up by Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomers. Bring your own binoculars, telescopes and questions about astronomy.

• Sandusky County Fair Mini-Park, August 25-30. Enjoy the shaded picnic area located by the grandstand entrance. Get information about the Park District in the Chamber of Commerce tent.

• Monarch Butterfly Tagging, Sat, Aug 29, 1 p.m. Meet at the Park Office. Assist local researcher Tom Kashmer with Monarch migration studies by netting, tagging, and releasing butterflies. Since 1999, 29 of Tom's tagged Monarchs have been recovered by researchers in Mexico (a journey of over 1,800 miles). Nets and instruction provided. Open to ages 6 and up. Registration required by calling 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.

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