Norma Johnson Center Events
Calendar or News
2018 - If you are seeking up to date information about the Norma Johnson Center go to our website at normajohnsoncenter.com or check out our Facebook page Norma Johnson Center.
2018 NJC Membership
October 2017 to September 2018 - The Norma Johnson Center memberships for 2018 are now available. Memberships can be sent to: Norma Johnson Center PO Box 1185 New Philadelphia, OH 44663
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2018 Calendar of Events
2018 - Check out what the Norma Johnson Center has to offer this upcoming year. Mark your calendars and get ready for another fun filled year at the NJC.
2018 Calendar of Events
2018 - The Norma Johnson Center has over 6 miles of trails. Download our trail map prior to your visit. Sign in at the kiosk during your visit. We use the visitor numbers when we write grants to improve the Center. We hope to see you soon!
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June 5. TBA Let's Build an Eagles Nest
June 12, Pond Dipping
June 19, A Fly Flew by...Exploring the world of Insects
June 26, Super Tasters Unite
July 10, Treely Different
July 17, Butterflies
July 24, TBA
July 31, TBA
2018 Childrens Registration Form
2018 Summer Program Descriptions
2018 Summer Childrens Program - Craft Days
Thursday's 10AM to Noon - Crafting at the NJC classes on Thursdays from 10-12 in the summer. We will meet at the yellow pole barn located off of SR 39. Programs are $3.00/person with a family maximum of $9.00. All Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Must register for all summer children programs by calling the office. 330.339.7976
June 7, Slate Painting
June 14, Pallet Painting
June 21, Tie Dye
June 28, Wood Cookie Design
July 12, Butterfly Crafts
July 19, Ceramic Painting
July 26, Concrete Stones
August 2, Bobble Bitz
Family Fishing Day
June 23, 2018 from 9 to 12 - “Fishing Derby at the Norma Johnson Center” Dover, OH –The Norma Johnson Center will be hosting a “Family Fishing Day” event on Saturday June 23, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Registration will take place from 9 to 9:30. This event is sponsored by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. The event will take place at the pond located behind the yellow pole barn located on SR 39. This event is a free event open to the public but all participants must register during the specified time listed above. Prizes will be awarded to children under the age of 18 throughout the day along with specific category winners being announced at 11:15. Join us for a morning of fun. There is no charge for the event but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be cancelled if it rains and rescheduled for a later date. The Norma Johnson Center is located on State Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. Questions about the event can be answered by calling the NJC director, Marsha Freeland, at 330.339.7976 ext. 305 Monday through Friday 7:30-4.
Rules and Liablity Release
Family Fishing Day Rules
Traveling Butterfly House
July 12-22, 2018 - Have you ever wanted to stand in a place with butterflies fluttering around you? Explore the lifecycle of butterflies? Feed a butterfly? All this can happen when you come to the NJC the week of July 12-22nd. Working with "All a Flutter" owner Fran LeMaster participants can enter a butterfly house and experience the world of butterflies. The exhibit will be open from 10-4 Monday through Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. Join us for this truly amazing event.
August 25, 2018 - A conservation Day Camp will be held at the Norma Johnson Center on August 25, 2018 from 8-3. Participants will experience fishing, archery, shotgun target shooting, and 2 other conservation topics. All activities are hands on with certified instructors. We are dedicated to informing, educating and involving North America's youth (ages 7 to 17) in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of our natural resources. Participants must register. Registration form can be downloaded see below. Call the office for more details. This event was made possible through a grant received from The Kimble Company and the ODNR Step Outside Grant.
2018 Registration Form
NJC Fall Fest
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Bring the kids to the NJC Fall Fest for a family fun event for everyone. For this event we encourage a $5 per car fee to help with future events held at the NJC. It is a great time to enjoy all the sights, sounds and scents that fall has to offer. Activities will take place at the picnic shelter on Conservation Drive. Activities will include: Pumpkin Painting, Scarecrow Making, Various crafts to make setup along the trails. Participants will be given a chance to sponsor a butterfly for $5.00 and send it on its way to Mexico for the winter. Join us for a wonderful day at the NJC!
NJC Santa's Workshop
November 3, 2018 - The Norma Johnson Center will be offering a Santa’s Workshop on November 3, 2018 at the Brandywine Center to the first 15 participants to register. The cost of the program will be $35 for each child participating. Children must be six years old or older to attend. The workshop will run from 9 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Five to six gifts will be made by the child with the help of Santa’s helpers. This workshop is offered by the Norma Johnson Center and OSU Extension. For questions please contact Marsha Freeland at 330.339.7976. Registration fee, contact number and child’s name must be received by October 26, 2018. Registrations and checks can be sent to Norma Johnson Center, Santa’s Workshop 85 East Iron Avenue Dover, OH 44622.
NJC Celebrate the Season and Luminary Trail Walk
December 1, 2018 - Join us in the red barn for our Celebrate the Season event from 3 to 7. The barn will be decorated with twinkling lights and Christmas spirit. Even Santa Claus will make a visit. Storytelling, hikes and crafts will fill this afternoon with fun filled family activities. A petting farm will be located in the bottom of the barn so don't forget your camera. Hot chocolate and cookies will take the chill off as you wander from each activity. Our luminary trail walk. Join us from 5-7 to walk the lighted trail at the NJC. We need your help in making the luminaries. Check out the link below for more information about the luminary creations and help us make this event a success.
2018 Essay Contest
Deadline February 16, 2018 - The Norma Johnson Center is hosting an essay contest open to individuals in grades K-8. The top three winners in each category will be acknowledged at the NJC Annual Silent Auction and Recognition Program on March 8, 2018. See flyer for topics and guidelines. All entries must be marked or received by February 16, 2018. Winners will be announced on this website February 21, 2018
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