May
20
Sat
Millstream Wood Carvers Show @ Millstream Wood Carvers Show
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Several artists will display their works at the Millstream Wood Carvers Show. Some artists will be carving their works on site, and others will be creating works of pyrography, which involves decorating wood with controlled burn applications. Food will be available.

Riverbend Spring Disc Golf Tournament @ Riverbend Recreation Area
May 20 @ 10:00 am

A spring disc golf tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Riverbend Recreation Area.

The “back to the basics two-disc challenge” will allow participants to select their two most versatile discs for use during the two rounds.

Registration is $20 per person and may be made the day of the tournament. There will be an optional “ace” fund of $2 per person. An individual throwing a hole-in-one wins the pot.

A post-event “throw off” will be held if no one wins the fund.

There will be a one-hour lunch break between rounds.

The family event requires children to be accompanied by a participating adult

On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. in Shelter 5 at the park, with a players meeting at 9:45 a.m.

For more information, call Hugh Bockbrader, 419-304-2177, or via email: Hugh@laserperfection.net

Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 20 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.

Build A Reading Buddy @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings Branch
May 20 @ 11:00 am

Families will get the chance to build a reading buddy at the Putnam County Public Library in Ottawa and two of its branches in May.

Children will make a 16-inch teddy bear with help from an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 6 in Continental, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Ottawa and 11 a.m. May 20 in Fort Jennings.

There is no cost, but the number of participants is limited. Registration opens Tuesday. Choose the library you’d like to attend and call the main library at 419-523-3747 to register.

Gospel Singing at the Gazebo
May 20 @ 12:00 pm

TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present Gospel Singing at the Gazebo at noon May 20 in downtown Carey, 141 E. Findlay St. Performers include Chuck Kennedy, Jimmy Potridge and Heartsong. Those attending should bring their own lawn chair. Call Mark Glick at  for more information.

Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet
May 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet on May 20, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Food is available by donation. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information.

Movie Magic @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
May 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Old Millstream Ringers will perform the music of pirates, princesses and Mary Poppins when they present “Movie Magic” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St.

Admission to the concert is free, and a freewill offering will be taken.

The Old Millstream Ringers is a community-based English handbell choir formed in 2000 by director Martha Avery.

Avery and co-director Gail Malloy are both retired music educators and, collectively, the members have been ringing handbells for more than 300 years.

The ensemble performs a variety of music from sacred to secular and Broadway to Disney.

In addition to public concerts, the group also participates in handbell festivals sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America, as well as performing for weddings, seasonal concerts, banquets and other occasions in Findlay and the surrounding area.

For more information about the Old Millstream Ringers, or to book a performance, contact Avery at 419-859-2410 or Malloy at 419-424-1751.

Scotland Road @ The Ritz Theatre
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Ritz Players will present a chilly mystery for the month of May. In 1990, an Icelandic fishing boat spots a young woman floating on an iceberg. Dressed in 19th century attire, she utters only one word: “Titanic.” The main clue for discovering the woman’s identity points toward an enigmatic place called “Scotland Road.” By play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the characters’ identities have been questioned and a shared secret is revealed.

Looking @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 20 @ 8:00 pm

The Fort Findlay Playhouse will conclude its 2016-2017 season with “Looking,” a romantic comedy that will show May 12-14 and May 18-20.

All performances will start at 8 p.m. except for May 14, which will start at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in person at the Fort Findlay Playhouse or by phone at the playhouse box office at 567-525-3636. Reservations may also be made at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org by using the box office link.

Unreserved seats will be sold when doors open half an hour prior to shows, on a cash- or check-only basis at the door.

It is a Second Stage Production and not a part of the regular season ticket package.

The play is written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. The production will be directed by Pete Rose, and produced by Casey Wurm.

Val (Aeryn Williams) is an operating room nurse, Andy (Mark Simons) is in the storage business, Nina (Lori Foster) is a police officer and Matt (David Marquart) is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support.

The production seeks to capture the dynamics between couples and friends and find the humor and poignancy that can be found during the quest for love.

There are a few “adult” situations in the show, so it is best for teens and adults.

For more information, call the playhouse or visit its website.

May
22
Mon
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
May 22 @ 9:30 am

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave.

The day begins with the business meeting, along with show and tell. Deb Sendelbach will lead quilters in the second part of completing a tote bag with a pinwheel on the front.

Questions on programs may be directed to Beverly McClarren at 419-348-2644. Call Tina Wood at 419-348-4247 with questions about the club.

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