Apr
29
Wed
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Apr
30
Thu
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid?

Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).

May
1
Fri
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid?

Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).

May
2
Sat
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
May 2 @ 7:00 am

This trip is an enjoyable, yet challenging adventure at approximately 37 miles with a primitive tent camping experience at Riverbend Recreation Area’s campground.

This two-day canoe trip includes up to seven potential portages around dams and rock fields with five potential portages on the second day alone. All food and camping gear will have to be transported in the canoes unless other arrangements are made.

Trip planning and a wilderness expedition mindset may be necessary. Canoeists will paddle 20 miles on day one (approximately 7 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers) and 17 miles on day two (approximately 6 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers).

If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10.

Meet at 7 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 7 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Blanchard River Nature Preserve via the HPD Shuttle Service.

Adults with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and parental consent form if applicable. Youth under the age of 18 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.Participants must have the ability to swim.

Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring enough food, supplies, equipment and clothes to support a weekend canoe trip (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes, parks or campground). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, shuttle service, firewood, and camping permit are provided.

The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid?

Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).

May
3
Sun
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
May 3 @ 7:00 am

This trip is an enjoyable, yet challenging adventure at approximately 37 miles with a primitive tent camping experience at Riverbend Recreation Area’s campground.

This two-day canoe trip includes up to seven potential portages around dams and rock fields with five potential portages on the second day alone. All food and camping gear will have to be transported in the canoes unless other arrangements are made.

Trip planning and a wilderness expedition mindset may be necessary. Canoeists will paddle 20 miles on day one (approximately 7 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers) and 17 miles on day two (approximately 6 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers).

If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10.

Meet at 7 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 7 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Blanchard River Nature Preserve via the HPD Shuttle Service.

Adults with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and parental consent form if applicable. Youth under the age of 18 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.Participants must have the ability to swim.

Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring enough food, supplies, equipment and clothes to support a weekend canoe trip (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes, parks or campground). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, shuttle service, firewood, and camping permit are provided.

International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk @ Riverside Park
May 3 @ 1:00 pm

A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 3 at Riverside Park.

Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system. The run/walk will support research and funding to find a cure.

The event will include a 5K run, a one-mile fun run and a one-mile walk along the Findlay Heritage Trail and around the park. Registration will be held at the Waterfalls Pavilion.

Packets for the 5K run can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. with the race starting at 2 p.m. Packets for the fun run/walk can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. with the run/walk starting at 3 p.m.

The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for high school students and younger. Participants can purchase a T-shirt for $10 while supplies last.

Awards will be provided for the top individuals in each age group as well as the overall male and female runners.

For more information, including sponsor opportunities, contact Amanda at 419-306-4234 or Karen at 419-957-3875. Online registration is available at http://www.rettsyndrome.org/special-events/live-rett-free.

May
6
Wed
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
May
7
Thu
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

May
13
Wed
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am