Sep
20
Wed
Flag City Honor Flight Trip to Washington, D.C. @ Washington, D.C.
Sep 20 all-day

Flag City Honor Flight has announced that it will offer flights to Washington, D.C., on June 7 and Sept. 20.

As the Findlay-based hub of the national Honor Flight network, Flag City Honor Flight flies veterans free of charge to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials.

Flag City Honor Flight normally makes just one flight to Washington each year. However, a second flight has been added for 2017 due to additional funds having been raised.

Veterans, their accompanying guardians, and a small staff of Flag City Honor Flight personnel will travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials, particularly the World War II memorial. Other stops include the Korean War and Vietnam War memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

The one-day flights depart from Grand Aire Terminal at Toledo Express Airport.

Flag City Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Trips are made possible by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses. Veterans pay nothing and guardians are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $400.

Flag City Honor Flight services primarily northwestern Ohio, southern Michigan and parts of Indiana. However, applications are accepted from any veteran, no matter where he or she lives.

World War II veterans receive the highest priority. Those who served during the Korean War are second priority, followed by those who served during the Vietnam War. Flag City Honor Flight is also looking for those who served between World War II and Korea, or between Korea and Vietnam. Those who are terminally ill may be moved up the list.

Any veteran is eligible to go on a flight, from any branch of service and any campaign.

Both 2017 flights are filling up quickly, and any interested party is encouraged to respond soon.

More detailed information for veterans, potential guardians, event volunteers and donors is available at www.flagcityhonorflight.org. Application forms may be downloaded from the website. The organization can be reached at info@flagcityhonorflight.org.

Sep
22
Fri
Public Genealogy Lock-In @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a public genealogy lock-in from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22.

Library staff and volunteers will be available to assist with research, and participants may bring an optional brown bag supper. Children and teens are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required by calling the reference desk at 419-422-1712. Parking on Broadway Street is encouraged, as the underground parking garage closes at 5 p.m.

Sep
23
Sat
Oktoberfest Findlay! @ Broadway Street
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The third annual Oktoberfest Findlay! will celebrate German heritage in Hancock County with German music, polka dancing, contests, kids activities, German food and a large selection of German beer and wine. The family-friendly event will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at downtown Findlay’s Broadway Street.

Admission is $5 for ages 21 and over and $3 for those under 21.

All funds raised will benefit the operations and programming at Hancock Historical Museum, a privately funded nonprofit organization located at 422 W. Sandusky St.

Sarah Sisser, the museum’s executive director, said the event became one of the largest single-day events in the county in its first two years, drawing more than 4,500 people annually.

She said the music, food, and activities all give people a chance to experience authentic German culture.

John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers will take the stage to kick off the festival at 2 p.m. Winners of the first annual German baking competition will be announced along with the Oktoberfest royal court at 2:30 p.m. The Oktoberfest Planning Committee, Alexandria’s Beer Club, and the Oktoberfest pageant royalty will take the stage at 4 p.m. for the official tapping of the keg and opening ceremonies for the festival’s many contests, including a stein endurance challenge (contestants hold one full liter of beer for as long as they can), bratwurst eating competition, and a yodeling contest. Fred Ziwich and His International Sound Machine will take the stage at 6 p.m.

John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers hail from Parma and perform polka, rock, country, American standards, jazz, and novelty/specialty songs.

Fred Ziwich was elected as a lifetime achievement winner for the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in 2010, and was inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame this year.

The festival’s new features include a German baking competition and the Hancock Historical Museum will have an exhibit in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library open to festivalgoers to learn more about local German heritage and Findlay’s brewing history.

There will also be an expanded Kinderplatz! Kids Zone with assistance from the University of Findlay and the Millstream Career Center, which will be open from 2 to 7 p.m.

To pre-register for the contest, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest-contests/

The Stein Endurance contest has an entry fee of $25 that includes a 42-ounce glass stein and 42 ounces of Rochester Mills Oktoberfest beer. The Team Beer Endurance Race has a $25 entry fee per team of 4 and includes 16 ounces of beer per member. The brat eating contest has a $10 entry fee, and the yodeling contest is $5. The Costume (Tracht) Contest is free, as is the baking competition.

People can also register for the contests the day of, though space is limited.

For more information, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest/ or call the museum at 419-423-4433.

Sep
24
Sun
Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin @ T.J. Willies
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Kay Hochstettler of the Hancock Historical Museum will speak to the Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin at 7 p.m. Sunday at T.J. Willies, Tiffin.

Her topic is “Andrews Raiders.” This was an attempt of Northern soldiers to steal a train in the deep Confederate South. The raid failed and several of the soldiers lost their lives.

Sep
25
Mon
Putnam County Antique Appraisals
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free antique appraisals with Annie Stratton will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and two of its branches this month.

Participants may bring two items to be appraised, excluding coins, stamps and weapons.

The program will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township location, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location and from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ottawa.

To register, call the Ottoville library at 419-453-2111, the Leipsic branch at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.

Sep
26
Tue
Putnam County Antique Appraisals
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free antique appraisals with Annie Stratton will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and two of its branches this month.

Participants may bring two items to be appraised, excluding coins, stamps and weapons.

The program will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township location, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location and from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ottawa.

To register, call the Ottoville library at 419-453-2111, the Leipsic branch at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.

Sep
28
Thu
Putnam County Antique Appraisals
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free antique appraisals with Annie Stratton will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and two of its branches this month.

Participants may bring two items to be appraised, excluding coins, stamps and weapons.

The program will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township location, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location and from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ottawa.

To register, call the Ottoville library at 419-453-2111, the Leipsic branch at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.

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