May
4
Wed
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Series includes the following:
September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP)
October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3
November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW)
December 2 – Motion – ONP
January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP
February 3 – Solar System – ONP
March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge
April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3
May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW
June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP
Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
St. Francis Home Auxiliary Luncheon and Card Party @ Elizabeth Schaefer Hall
May 4 @ 11:00 am

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.

May The 4th Be With You Craft Fest @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

May
5
Thu
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 5 @ 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.

Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

Curtains @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

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.

May
6
Fri
Humane Society Golf Outing and Mutt Strut @ Red Hawk Run Golf Club
May 6 @ 8:00 am

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.

Leadercast 2016 @ Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Leadercast 2016, a webcast on what it means to be a visionary leader, will be a day-long program May 6 which includes lunch and monthly leadership meetings after the event.

The program will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 at Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky.

Leadercast is being broadcast from Atlanta to more than 100,000 people worldwide.

Wyandot County Young Professionals is supporting its members by providing 50 percent reimbursement for event registration.

Cost is $65 per person. Registration and information is available at the Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce website at uppersanduskychamber.com

ArtWalk – May 2016 @ Downtown Findlay
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Findlay will open its doors to showcase the businesses, restaurants, artists, performers and musicians throughout the community for the May ArtWalk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6.

The semi-annual event hosted by the Arts Partnership is free to the public and celebrates art and the minds that make it.

In addition to strolling through individual businesses, attendees can view pieces of art from local artists and watch performers from the region. Guests may also take advantage of special offers, sales, demonstrations and tastings that many businesses and restaurants offer for the event.

The Findlay Art League’s May show opens the evening with a juried showcase of Art League member works that will remain open throughout May. Other area galleries open for the evening include Awakening Minds Art, Jones Building Artist Studios, The Gaslight Gallery, and Kan Du Studio.

To view or print the official event brochure, including a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit http://artspartnership.com. Copies of the brochure will be available for pickup at participating event locations.

For more information, call 419-422-4624 or visit the Arts Partnership website.

The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., with office hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Curtains @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

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.

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