The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
Christian Clearing House (CCH) will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. The Olive Garden will prepare a spaghetti dinner with salad and breadsticks. Homemade desserts and beverages will also be included, provided by Christian Clearing House. The adult price is $9 and the cost per child is $5. Dine-in or carryout will be available, with a separate carryout line. Proceeds will benefit services for low-income individuals in Hancock County. Tickets are available by calling CCH at 419-422-2222 or at the door.
Classes in flower arranging will be offered at three of the Putnam County District Library branches in August. Sessions are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Thursday in Fort Jennings; 5-6 p.m. Aug. 14 in Pandora; and 6-7 p.m. Aug. 16 in Kalida. The fee is $7 and all supplies are provided. To register, call the library where you will attend the class.
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24. The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages. Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can sign up for a class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training model (CRAFT). The class will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays, July 10 through Aug. 14, at the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, 438 Carnahan Ave. A maximum of 10 participants will be accepted into the class. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. The class is free, and participants are encouraged to purchase the book, though copies will be available to borrow. Call the ADAMHS Board office at 419-424-1985 to register.