Frolicking Not-So-Far Afield (FNSFA)

We often travel to distant lands without ever discovering the gems hidden in our own backyards. Join us as we do a little exploring closer to home. You may select any or all of these jaunts while planning to expand your local horizons. These self-drive tours are open to those registering as an ILR member only.

NOTE: Register for each tour individually, not as a series. Events will occur rain or shine. Be prepared with appropriate footwear, outerwear, water bottle, and accessories. There will be a reasonable amount of walking and standing on each tour.

Coordinators: Mike Ruther and Marilyn Ruther are members of ILR’s Special Events committee.

Thursday Tours

FNSFA: Schneider Electric Manufacturing

Ever wonder what they do at the Schneider Electric plant (formerly Square D Company)? Now’s your chance to get a first-hand tour of the facility.

1 Thursday: October 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: 5735 College Corner Pike, Oxford, Ohio (across from Walmart)

*ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.

Friday Tours

FNSFA: Fernald Preserve

Enjoy a visit to the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center which celebrates the rich and varied history of the Fernald Uranium Enrichment site. Learn about the Native American history, settlement, farming, uranium production, and environmental cleanup eras, as well as the recent ecological restoration mission.

1 Friday: October 18, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: 7400 Willey Rd., Hamilton, Ohio

*ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.


FNSFA: Neusole Glass Works Demo

A unique blend of art and contemporary society, Neusole Glassworks is here, creating an exciting public access glass facility devoted to creating and promoting glass art. Neusole is proud of the fact that they are the only hot-glass studio capable of multiple techniques with glass which is open to the public in Cincinnati. Staff members will lead participants through the gallery, then to the HotShop where we will observe a blown glass demonstration.

1 Friday: October 25, 10:00 am–12:00 PM
Location: 11925 Kemper Springs Rd., Forest Park, Ohio Fee: $8, payable at Neusole

*ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.


FNSFA: Henny Penny

You have probably heard the name, but what do they do? As a local manufacturer for over 60 years and employee owned since 2015, Henny Penny designs, develops, and manufactures premium foodservice equipment known for reliability, ease of use and low operating costs. You’ve seen them in use, now see how they are made.

1 Friday: November 1, 10:00 am–12:00 PM
Location: 1219 US35 West, Eaton, Ohio

*ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.


FNSFA: NSK Manufacturing

NSK has been creating high-quality bearing products with their proprietary precision technology and state-of-the-art production facilities in Liberty, Indiana, for 25 years. They are pleased to work with the community and “show off” their facility.

1 Friday: November 8, 10:00 am–12:00 PM
Location: 1112 Kitchel Rd., Liberty, Indiana

*ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.