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JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program.
The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at tlcjenera.org. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.
Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships.
Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall.
Call 419-427-8425 for more information.
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations.
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8
11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13
St. Francis Home Auxiliary will hold its annual luncheon and card party May 4 in Elizabeth Schaefer Hall on the St. Francis Senior Ministries campus, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.
Doors open at 11 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at noon. Activities will include cards, bingo, a money raffle, door prizes and a bake sale.
Tickets are $7 and will be available at the front desk of the St. Francis Home or at the door the day of the event. Proceeds will fund projects for the residents.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a craft fest on May 4.
Titled “May The 4th Be With You Craft Fest,” the event will be at the library and will last from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Lindamood Room.
It’s open to all ages and will include games and crafts designed around the Star Wars movies and characters. Costumes are optional.
No registration is necessary.
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required.
The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
Bluffton University will present “Curtains,” the musical comedy whodunit, for the May Day musical. “Curtains” unfolds backstage at Boston’s Colonial Theatre, where the new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lt. Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct the investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn to making the show a hit as he is in solving the murder. Dr. Melissa Friesen, a professor and chair of communication and theatre at Bluffton, will direct the show and Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, an associate professor of music, is musical director.
Golf carts and tees will meet leashes and puppies this May as the local humane society teams up with a Findlay golf course.
While dogs are not typically welcome guests on golf course greens, Red Hawk Run Golf Club is willing to make an exception for the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County’s largest fundraiser of the year.
According to Greg Meyers, chairman of this year’s Humane Society Golf Outing and Mutt Strut, the dog-walking event was added to the annual golf classic as a way of appealing to those who may not be interested in playing golf. The 2.5-mile Mutt Strut will afford walkers and their furry friends a chance to enjoy the beauty of the course, but is also open to walkers without pups in tow.
Meyers notes golf courses are rarely opened to non-golfers, and certainly tend to dissuade the presence of dogs.
“I was a little bit surprised that Jim Cook (who helps manage Red Hawk Run) and his crew went along with it,” he said of the idea. “We’ll have volunteers that make sure that anything that’s left by the dogs is picked up.”
The May 6 event marks the golf classic’s seventh year, and Meyers said about $19,000 was raised last year. Funds go to the shelter for general upkeep, medical needs, food and more.
The Mutt Strut begins at 8 a.m., with registration at 7:30. The golf classic begins at 11 a.m., and a “Yappy Hour” will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
To register or for more information, visit hancockhumanesociety.com or call 419-423-1664.