DOVER -- The Norma Johnson Center will be hosting their first of four "Picnic by the Pond" events on Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

The picnic will take place at the picnic shelter located on Conservation Drive across from the red barn.

Bring a family picnic and eat around 6 p.m. under the picnic shelter on Conservation Drive or by the pond.

After everyone eats we will venture over to the pond and discover who lives in the pond.

The center will provide dipping nets, worms, and a few fishing poles. (If you have your own fishing poles bring them along).

Tell your friends and make it a laid back Saturday night at the Norma Johnson Center.

There is no charge for the event but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Future dates and topics for our series: July 20, return for another night of fishing at the NJC and look in on the butterflies during their visit to the center; Aug. 17, movie night in the red barn with popcorn and friends. Child friendly movie has not yet been determined. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on while watching the movie; Sept. 28, they will be leading a night hike onto the trails at the NJC. Listen for night sounds, learn about our bodies adjustments to the dark and learn some neat tricks to share with your friends. The hike will start around 7 p.m.

All outside event will be cancelled if it rains except movie night since it will be hosted in the Red Barn. The Norma Johnson Center is located off of Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. The picnic shelter is located on Conservation Drive located just off of Old SR 39.

Questions about the event can be answered by calling the NJC director, Marsha Zoller, at 330-339-7976 Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.