PANDORA — The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm will host its annual Hat Day Night Hike from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, just north of 14321 Township Road 7L.
The event is free, but donations are welcome. Participants should dress for the weather and wear waterproof boots. Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights as well.
Farm facilitator Anne Coburn-Griffis said the Hat Day event has gone on for five years, though not always at night.
“The observation itself is fun, with many fun hats that people decorate,” she said, noting there is often an unofficial contest with a grab bag of prizes.
Coburn-Griffis said the occasion combines a pair of popular events and offers a “different perspective” at night in the woods. “Most parks are closed after dark,” she explained.
The trail’s distance is roughly 3/4 of a mile, but the trek’s duration may vary. “Sometimes we keep going and split into two groups, if some hikers don’t want to continue after an hour,” Coburn-Griffis said.
After the hike, cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the Seitz Family Pavilion.
If the sky is clear that night, look for a bonus in the form of a waxing moon two days before the full wolf moon.
For more information, visit the farm’s website, thequarryfarm.org or call 419-384-7195.
Other events around the region include:
KGB in the Upper Lounge: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Old City Prime, 215 S. Main St., Lima.
Hollywood Strip live music: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at Wannemacher’s Tavern, 142 W. 3rd St., Ottoville.
Ladies Night Out: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Lima Community Church, 2945 N. Cole St., Lima. Free.
Mulligans hosted by Paul Smock Country: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at 702 W. North St., Lima.
Kintsugi Golden Healing Workshop: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Harrod Event Center, 9520 Harrod Road. $25.
House concert with T.J. George: 7 p.m. Saturday at ArtSpace/Lima, 65 Town Square, Lima.
Tickets $15 beforehand; $20 at door. Opening acts Parker MacDonell and Keith Larsen.
Invincible Firemen’s Dance: 8 p.m. Saturday at Spencerville VFW, 130 S. Broadway St. Spencerville.
Admission $8. Band starts at 9 p.m.
Country Music Dinner & Name That Tune: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Moon City Music & Event Center, 1208 Lunar Drive, Wapakoneta. Call 567-204-0929.
Studio Grand Opening: 7 p.m. Saturday at Jade River Images, 425 Flanders Ave., Lima.
Spit-Snake Johnson concert: 9 p.m. Saturday at 318 Restaurant & Bar, 318 N. Main St., Lima.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class: Noon on Saturday at 2740 Spencerville Road, Lima. Free.
180 Youth Group: 6:30 to 8 p.m.Sunday at Spencerville Nazarene Church, 317 W. North St., Spencerville.
For students in grades 6-12. For more info, call 419-664-0100.
Rockshow Karaoke’s Sunday Funday: 6 to midnight Sunday at Paddy Mac’s, 772 N. West St., Lima.
Celebration of Life for Jennifer Rangel: 5 p.m. Sunday at Grace Fellowship Church, 1606 W. Elm St., Lima.
MADE @ 19 Hawthorne: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at 1000 Fetter Road, Lima.
It’s a once-monthly curated event where you have the chance to learn from community leaders and create art in a customized design by a local designer. Open wine bar and hors d’oeuvres.
A Look Ahead:
Family Movie Night: 5 p.m. Monday at Harrod Event Center, 9520 Harrod Road, Harrod.
Donations welcome $5 to $20. Call 419-234-6056.