Briefs: Audubon Christmas Bird Count coming up

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

BUCYRUS — Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season by helping The Crawford Park District as it joins one of the world’s longest running citizen science efforts. The Audubon Christmas bird count collects data on bird populations throughout North America. Those who wish to participate as field counters should meet Warren Uxley at Bob Evans in Bucyrus at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2. If you would like to count birds at your feeder, contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to see if you are located within our count circle.

Astronomy club plans Dec. 30 event at Lowe-Volk Park

CRESTLINE — The Crawford Park District and the Lowe-Volk Astronomy Club invited those interested in the night skies to a special program at 6 p.m. Dec. 30 at Lowe-Volk Park. Members of the club will share their knowledge and telescope skills with participants. Bring your own telescope or allow the volunteers assist you with those provided. Targets for the winter are: The Andromeda Galaxy, located 2.5 million light years away! The Bok Clouds which are huge clouds of molecular gas and dust, blocking the star light behind them. If skies are cloudy, wthe group will meet inside to view astronomy videos. Call 419-683-9000 for information.

Daffodil Days return in January

GALION — The American Cancer Society is bringing back “Daffodil Days” in 2017. Details and ordering information will be announced in January.

Special meeting for Polk Township set Dec. 28

GALION — The Polk Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 28, at the Polk Township Meeting Hall, 7680 Ohio 309, for the purpose of voting on an Ohio Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program Application to share in obtaining a grant for purchasing of a new ambulance for the city of Galion.