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GLIAC Women’s Softball Tournament
GLIAC Women’s Softball Tournament @ Marathon Diamonds at The Cube
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Attend one of the many games during the GLIAC Women’s Softball Tournament! More information coming soon, visit gliac.org.
Law Day Breakfast 7:30 am
Law Day Breakfast @ Findlay Country Club
May 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Todd H. Bailey will deliver the keynote address at the 58th annual Law Day Breakfast sponsored by the Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association (FHCBA). Mr. Bailey will address this year’s theme in a presentation titled “June 12, 1215 – A Bad Day at the Office for King John.” Mr. Bailey is an attorney with the law firm of Frost, Brown Todd LLC, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a clinical faculty member at Miami University. Each May, the FHCBA and bar associations across the country observe national Law Day to commemorate the rule of law, the judiciary and its place in American society. The national theme of Law Day 2015 is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” Mr. Bailey’s remarks will reflect on the Magna Carta’s significant impact on the formation of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Law Day Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 1 at the Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive. All FHCBA members, judges, attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, and city and county employees are invited to attend. Hancock County Commissioners and Findlay City Council and other community groups and guests are also welcome. The cost is $12 per person for non-members of the FHCBA. Reservations should be made by April 23 by calling Debby Schade at (419) 421-2413. Checks should be made to the Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association and mailed to Ms. Schade in Room 832-M at 539 S. Main Street in Findlay. In conjunction with the Law Day Breakfast, FHCBA sponsors an educational outreach program. Members of the FHCBA participate in the program by giving presentations at area schools. In support of 2014 Law Day, FHCBA members provided 18 presentations, reaching approximately 950 students in a variety of grades at local schools. Presentations can be given to any class size and age group of students. The topic, chosen by the teacher and attorney, can be crafted to fit the needs of a particular grade. Area teachers interested in a classroom session may contact the FHCBA to be matched with a presenting attorney. In 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower established Law Day as “a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.” Commemorated on May 1 annually since that date, Law Day programs are conducted throughout the country by bar associations, courts, schools, and civic groups. For more information about the FHCBA, visit http://www.fhcba.org/. For detailed information about Law Day, visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/law_day_2015.html.
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
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”).
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Spring canoe trip 7:00 am
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.
19th Annual Fish Festival 7:30 am
19th Annual Fish Festival @ Riverbend Recreation Area
May 2 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Young anglers can try their luck as the Hancock Park District hosts its 19th annual youth fishing event. Trout stocking will take place prior to the event courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. Fishing will be allowed by bank only. Children must do the fishing, but limited adult assistance is permitted. All state fishing rules and regulations must be followed and anglers are asked to take home the first five trout they catch. No catch and release is permitted. Live bait will be for sale on site. The Fish Festival will be held rain or shine, except in the event of extremely threatening weather conditions. Throughout the morning, registered participant names will be drawn for random prize drawings and must be present to win. Sponsors of this year’s fish festival are ODNR Division of Wildlife, WFIN/WKXA/The Fox and Centennial Screen Printing and Engraving. Food concession will also be available by the Findlay Area Civitan Club in Shelter 4. For ages 4 to 15, with an adult companion. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., festival begins at 8 a.m.
University of Findlay Commencement 9:00 am
University of Findlay Commencement @ Koehler Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am
Congratulations graduates! Graduate commencement will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with the doors opening at 8 a.m. Guests should be seated prior to 9 a.m., graduate commencement begins in the Malcolm Athletic Center for the Koehler Complex. Undergraduate Commencement will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:00 p.m. Guests should be seated and ready for the procession. Ceremony begins. Handicapped parking will be available on the East and West sides of the complex. Undergradulate Commencement takes place at the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center. Tickets are not required for either commencement.
27th Springtime in Ohio 10:00 am
27th Springtime in Ohio @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The 27th “Springtime in Ohio” Craft Show will highlight over 280 quality exhibitors from over seven states. The show will be filled with extraordinary crafts such as Folk Art, Americana, Victorian, Contemporary, Shabby Chic and Primitive Arts and Crafts. Admission is $5 per person with unlimited re-entry for both days with a visible hand stamp. Parking and children under 12 are free.
Fitness FaceOff Challenge 10:30 am
Fitness FaceOff Challenge @ Dorney Plaza
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Come be a part of the Fitness FaceOff and watch Ohio Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine take on Findlay Firefighters in the final weight loss challenge! Participate in group exercises, hear success stories from Fitness FaceOff participants, and learn about fitness apps. Plus, there will be kids events! Kids may run a mini agility test, check out emergency vehicles, and try on firefighter gear!
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
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”).
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Spring canoe trip 7:00 am
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.
27th Springtime in Ohio 11:00 am
27th Springtime in Ohio @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The 27th “Springtime in Ohio” Craft Show will highlight over 280 quality exhibitors from over seven states. The show will be filled with extraordinary crafts such as Folk Art, Americana, Victorian, Contemporary, Shabby Chic and Primitive Arts and Crafts. Admission is $5 per person with unlimited re-entry for both days with a visible hand stamp. Parking and children under 12 are free.
International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk 1:00 pm
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.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
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.
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If you love to paint or draw outdoors, the Plein Air Artists group is just for you! This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Artists should plan to bring whatever supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. The coordinator will be available each session to answer questions In case of rain, the session will be cancelled. This event is for teens and adults
Elmwood HS band concert 7:00 pm
Elmwood HS band concert @ Jerry City Park
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Elmwood High School Concert Band will be performing an outdoor “Americana Concert” in the park in Jerry City. For this special performance, the band will be performing selections of patriotic and well-known American folk songs, as well as other American works for concert band. Additionally, the band will be joined by members of the Elmwood High School Concert Choir. Audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. to this event. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved into the gymnasium, located inside the high school.
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Pizza Party & Planetarium Show 6:00 pm
Pizza Party & Planetarium Show @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Families will enjoy pizza and drinks inside the Discovery Center, followed by a planetarium show. Saturn will be closest to Earth and the Moon will be soon be a new one. Visitors will look for those things and search for the constellations that make up the hunting dogs, hair and the crow. Participants must sit on floor and may bring along a pillow if they wish. Ask about handicap accessibility. Recommended for those ages 5 and up, Register with $5 per person by Thursday, May 7.
Mom’s Wine Night Out 6:30 pm
Mom’s Wine Night Out @ Awakening Minds Art Studio
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy a Wine Night Out! Appetizers, 4 wine tastings, art materials, and fun will be provided! Registration is required and space is limited to 20 partakers. Must be 21 to partake.
Spring Fling 7:30 pm
Spring Fling @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling will be held on Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The cabaret-style program features solo, ensemble and full group performances by the VIP freshman show choir members and accompanying instrumentalists, The Rippers. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Senior citizens with a Findlay City Schools pass receive free admission. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. VIP and The Rippers will perform their spring show, which includes the following selections: “De-Lovely,” “Dance With Me Tonight,” “Make Them Hear You” and “Get On Your Feet.” The group recently represented Findlay High School in Chicago performing in exhibition at The Field Museum of Natural History in April.
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March for Babies 8:30 am
March for Babies @ First Presbyterian Church
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration, breakfast/lunch, kids activities, silent auction … all free! Help us raise awareness and funds for stronger, healthier babies!
Mustache Dash 9:00 am
Mustache Dash @ McComb Church of Christ
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
What do April showers bring? May mustaches, of course! Men, grow lovely staches and ladies, stick them, paint them, anyway you want to grow them, then come out and show them off! This is the second annual Mustache Dash 5k walk/run with a Little Whiskers fun run for the kids (8 and under). This event is to support the local food bank! For more information visit runsignup.com or their facebook!
Bikes, Books and Badges Bike Rodeo 10:00 am
Bikes, Books and Badges Bike Rodeo @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The event will include an obstacle course, bike inspections, helmet fittings, and a safe-biking ride. There will also be food and prizes at this free family event.
Riverbend Spring Disc Golf Tournament 10:00 am
Riverbend Spring Disc Golf Tournament @ Riverbend Park
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Disc Golf Community Association for their two 18-hole rounds of “Disc Golf” fun. Player’s skill level can be beginners to advanced, and will include a ladies division. Prizes include cash and other awards. Special scoring rules and ‘mandatory’ throwing directions will make for unique course play. There is an optional Ace Pool to win a cash prize for a hole-in-one. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; tournament is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All ages welcome, $20 per person for every division
Lighthouse Church Auction Fundraiser 12:00 pm
Lighthouse Church Auction Fundraiser @ Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Items to auction include a boat, tools, dishes, tables, furniture, gift baskets, gift certificates and more. Concession stand will be available.
Mommy and Me 12:00 pm
Mommy and Me @ Awakening Minds Art Studio
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Registration is required and space is limited to 20 partakers. All ages and abilities. Cost is: 1 Adult + 1 Child- $40 1 Adult + 2 Children- $50 1 Adult + 3 Children- $60
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1840s Women 1:00 pm
1840s Women @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come celebrate women and mothers at the McKinnis house by learning about the roles they played in 1847.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Tales for Tots: Music, Music, Music 11:00 am
Tales for Tots: Music, Music, Music @ The Mazza Museum
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
The Mazza Museum offers fun-themed story times on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, with new stories to engage children at each session. The 2014-2015 season’s theme is “All Creatures Great and Small” Join us and Story Nana, Gail Lazarcyk for this week’s story about Music, Music, Music!. Optional sack lunch following story time.
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Downtown Findlay dinner event 5:00 pm
Downtown Findlay dinner event @ Downtown Findlay
May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Two menu tours will be available with a few different start times. Available times are: 5 p.m., 6 p.m., or 7 p.m. Menus include: The Tree City Tour: Appetizer at The Gathering Wine: Antipasto appetizer consisting of various meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. Soup and salad at Tavern at the Inn: Sun-dried tomato tortellini soup with a classic caesar salad. Entrée at The Jones Mansion with food prepared by The Bistro on Main: Tuscan braised pork with white cheddar polenta and sweet pickle salad. Coffee and dessert at Coffee Amici in partnership with Bread Kneads: your choice of hot buttered toffee latte, toasted marshmallow hot chocolate or strawberry smoothie and Bread Kneads’ carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting. The Flag City Tour: Appetizer at Trans Am Meatballs & Records: Vietnamese pork meatball with green papaya salad and fresh mint. Soup and salad at The Greek Garden: Lemon chicken soup with a traditional Greek salad. Entrée at Alexandria’s: Braised short ribs over risotto. Coffee and dessert at Main Street Deli in partnership with The Baker’s Café: Your choice of freshly ground gourmet coffee, vanilla chai latte, or iced mocha coffee and Main Street Deli’s lemon poppy cake with lemon-raspberry glaze or chocolate sour cream cake with chocolate ganache. Tickets are $50 per person and only 50 tickets for each time frame will be sold. Alcohol and food substitutions are not included in ticket price. Tickets must be presented at each location. Each tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tickets are on sale at the following locations: Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. (cash or check accepted), DorAnne’s Gifts & Gourmet, 327 S. Main St. (cash or check accepted), Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. Main Cross St. (cash, check, credit cards accepted; $3 processing fee applied when using a credit card). More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/05/03/weekend-do-a-little-door-to-door-dining-downtown/
Findlay Country Club Wine Night 6:00 pm
Findlay Country Club Wine Night @ Findlay Country Club
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a fun night at The Findlay Country Club! Wine, appetizers, art materials and fun will be provided! Registration is required through the Findlay Country Club only, call 419-422-9263.
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Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon 12:00 pm
Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon @ The Jones Mansion
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Dressing Room Boutique is hosting a Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Hope House, an organization which helps the homeless and impoverished individuals and families in Hancock County. Ticket includes: – Lunch catered by Bistro On Main – 15 percent off purchases from the show at The Dressing Room Boutique – 5 percent of proceeds from boutique purchases will be donated to Findlay Hope House Parking for the Jones Mansion at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St.
Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis 5:30 pm
Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis @ Riverside Park
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research and drug development.
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Step Away from Stigma Walk and Color Me Happy 5K 8:00 am
Step Away from Stigma Walk and Color Me Happy 5K @ Riverside Park
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the fun! This event serves as NAMI’s biggest day of celebration, when families and friends who have fundraised gather for a full day of activities, including a 5K Run and Walk, entertainment, games, networking, and sharing our successes in our journeys with mental illness. Friends are made, contacts are made, families connect and fun and memories are made by all! The event, this year will not only have a fun walk but also a color run! This event is less about a 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Me Happy 5K, untimed race in which participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues after with an unforgettable Fun Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and color throws, and additional entertainment.
Spring canoe trip 9:00 am
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
May 16 @ 9:00 am
This is a popular half-day trip, and rightly so. At 9.3 miles, it is scenic, it has no foreseeable obstacles or portages, and there are narrow sections and riffles to make it interesting and fun. Wildlife sightings are commonplace. Without stops and with two strong paddlers, this trip should take approximately 3 hours. If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 17. Meet at 9 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 9 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Liberty Landing via the HPD Shuttle Service. This canoe trip is for a parent and child age 12-14 with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and parental consent form. Participants must have the ability to swim. Enrollment maximum: 12 people total. One parent and one child per canoe. Register by Friday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring lunch, snacks, and water or Gatorade in a small cooler (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoe, life vests, paddles, and shuttle service will be provided.
Kids Fest 2:00 pm
Kids Fest @ Grand Court
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fun, food, games, a bounce slide, and a raffle! All money goes to Relay for Life!
God and Country 7:00 pm
God and Country @ D.O.C.K. at St Mark's United Methodist Church
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers English handbell ensemble, under the combined direction of Martha Avery and Gail Malloy, will present “God and Country,” a presentation of both sacred and patriotic music.
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Tim Horton’s Run/Walk for the Camps 9:00 am
Tim Horton’s Run/Walk for the Camps @ Riverbend Park
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Register now for the 3rd Annual Tim Hortons Findlay Ohio 5K Run/Walk for the Camps! Participation in the Tim Hortons Run/Walk for the Camps will help send 18,000 children and youth from low income homes to camp this year.
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Hole-in-One Derby 4:00 pm
Hole-in-One Derby @ Findlay Country Club
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by Findlay Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram; picnic dinner included, cash bar available. Limited additional hole-in-one chances for $20 each. Chance to win a free car.
Findlay High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestra finale concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestra finale concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra and the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra will present a finale spring concert on Monday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert by performing three selections: “Two Spirituals,” “Finale from Serenade No. 9″ and “Tango Espressivo.” The Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1987, is composed of a select group of 20 string players who also perform in the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra rehearses on Friday afternoons throughout the year and performs challenging music written specifically for chamber groups. Denise Mojica will perform a piano solo, “Fantasie Impromptu” by Frederic Chopin. The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, comprised of 72 students, will perform six selections at the concert, including “Marche Slav” by P. Tchaikowsky and “The Great Locomotive Chase” by Robert W. Smith. The train piece is based on a famous incident that took place during the Civil War. In April 1862, a group of Northern soldiers called Andrews Raiders stole a train in Georgia and took it north toward Tennessee, damaging rail lines along the way. The raiders included four men from Hancock County who were later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Two of the selections the orchestra will perform at the concert were also performed at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Contest where they received an “Excellent” rating from a panel of judges. The two selections are: “Brandenburg Sinfonia” by J.S. Bach, and “Galileo’s Vision” by Ralph Ford. The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ken Pressel, with assistant director Anita Schaible. This is Pressel’s 22nd year teaching orchestra at the high school.
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OHSAA Division I District Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division I District Softball Tournament @ Fostoria High School
May 19 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Fostoria and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #2 Anthony Wayne vs. #5 Toledo Whitmer – 5 p.m., May 19 #3 Oregon Clay vs. #6 Ashland – 5 p.m., May 20 District Finals – 5 p.m., May 22
OHSAA Division II District Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division II District Softball Tournament @ Miller City HIgh School
May 19 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Miller City and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #1 Lima Bath vs. #4 Wapakoneta – 5 p.m., May 19 #3 Defiance vs. #2 Lima Shawnee – 5 p.m., May 20 District Finals – Noon, May 22
Black Swamp Classic 7:00 am
Black Swamp Classic @ Red Hawk Run
May 19 @ 7:00 am
The 16th Annual Black Swamp Classic promises to be a great day of golf, friendship and fun. Plus, many great prizes will be awarded throughout the day. So make plans to join us and help continue the success of the Black Swamp Classic to support Childhood Health and Wellness Programs at the Findlay Family and Putnam County YMCA’s. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. – Morning Registration 7:45 a.m. – 8 a.m. – Instruction on Format 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Morning Flight Golf 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Morning Flight Prizes Awarded 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Provided to All 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Afternoon Registration 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Instruction on Format 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Afternoon Flight Golf PRIZES AWARDED First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for both the morning and afternoon competitions. Participants will enjoy the post-golf ultimate prize giveaway. All team members will receive a commemorative gift item, team photo and a Black Swamp Classic gift pack. On-course snacks will be provided.
Findlay High School Extravabandza 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Extravabandza @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schools’ Music Department will present the annual “Extravabandza” Concert at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell at R.L. Heminger Auditorium on May 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performing in the concert are the Findlay High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The FHS Concert Band will be performing “Mechanism” and “To the Moon.” Wind Ensemble selections will include “The Liberty Bell,” “Music for a Darkened Theater,” “When You Believe” from “The Prince of Egypt” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The two ensembles will then combine to perform selections from “The Lion King,” “The Best of Journey” and will close the concert with “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The combined bands will also offer the premier performance of “Summon the Trojans,” a new composition by University of Findlay Director of Bands Jack Taylor. This piece was commissioned in honor of the Findlay High School Band and for Tim Mattis, who will be retiring at the end of May after 21 years of service to Findlay City Schools. The FHS Bands are directed by Mattis and Dan Wilson. The concert is free and open to the public, although a free will donation will be collected to benefit the music department.
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OHSAA Division I District Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division I District Softball Tournament @ Fostoria High School
May 20 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Fostoria and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #2 Anthony Wayne vs. #5 Toledo Whitmer – 5 p.m., May 19 #3 Oregon Clay vs. #6 Ashland – 5 p.m., May 20 District Finals – 5 p.m., May 22
OHSAA Division II District Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division II District Softball Tournament @ Miller City HIgh School
May 20 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Miller City and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #1 Lima Bath vs. #4 Wapakoneta – 5 p.m., May 19 #3 Defiance vs. #2 Lima Shawnee – 5 p.m., May 20 District Finals – Noon, May 22
OHSAA Division IV District Baseball Tournament
OHSAA Division IV District Baseball Tournament @ Marathon Diamonds at The Cube
May 20 all-day
High school baseball teams from around the area come to Findlay and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #1 McComb vs. #4 Arcadia – 4:15 p.m., May 20 #3 Arlington vs. #2 North Baltimore – 6:30 p.m., May 20 District Finals – 5 p.m., May 22
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
Findlay High School spring choir concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School spring choir concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School freshman, concert, and symphonic choirs will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in R. L. Heminger Auditorium. All three choirs recently earned a superior rating — the highest given by the Ohio Music Education Association — at the state adjudicated competition. The choirs will sing all of their contest literature as well as joining together for the finale, “God Bless America.” The high school choirs are under the direction of Kevin Manley and Tim Mattis. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
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OHSAA Division II District Baseball Tournament
OHSAA Division II District Baseball Tournament @ Bluffton University
May 21 all-day
High school baseball teams from around the area come to Bluffton University and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #1 St. Mary’s Memorial vs. #5 Lima Bath – 2 p.m., May 21 #2 Celina vs. #3 Wapakoneta – 4:30 p.m., May 21 District Finals – 2 p.m., May 23
OHSAA Division III District Baseball Tournament
OHSAA Division III District Baseball Tournament @ Ohio Northern University
May 21 all-day
High school baseball teams from around the area come to Ohio Northern University in Ada and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #2 St. Henry vs. #3 Ottawa-Glandorf – 2 p.m., May 21 #1 Coldwater vs. #4 Van Wert – 4:15 p.m., May 21 District Finals – 2 p.m., May 23
On Behalf of Youth Fundraising Luncheon 11:30 am
On Behalf of Youth Fundraising Luncheon @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
 
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join artist, naturalist and HPD volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for workshops to explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance the experience. Participants should bring a sketch book and drawing supplies. This event is for teens and adults.
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OHSAA Division I District Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division I District Softball Tournament @ Fostoria High School
May 22 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Fostoria and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #2 Anthony Wayne vs. #5 Toledo Whitmer – 5 p.m., May 19 #3 Oregon Clay vs. #6 Ashland – 5 p.m., May 20 District Finals – 5 p.m., May 22
OHSAA Division IV District Baseball Tournament
OHSAA Division IV District Baseball Tournament @ Marathon Diamonds at The Cube
May 22 all-day
High school baseball teams from around the area come to Findlay and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #1 McComb vs. #4 Arcadia – 4:15 p.m., May 20 #3 Arlington vs. #2 North Baltimore – 6:30 p.m., May 20 District Finals – 5 p.m., May 22
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OHSAA Division II District Baseball Tournament
OHSAA Division II District Baseball Tournament @ Bluffton University
May 23 all-day
High school baseball teams from around the area come to Bluffton University and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #1 St. Mary’s Memorial vs. #5 Lima Bath – 2 p.m., May 21 #2 Celina vs. #3 Wapakoneta – 4:30 p.m., May 21 District Finals – 2 p.m., May 23
OHSAA Division II District Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division II District Softball Tournament @ Miller City HIgh School
May 23 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Miller City and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #1 Lima Bath vs. #4 Wapakoneta – 5 p.m., May 19 #3 Defiance vs. #2 Lima Shawnee – 5 p.m., May 20 District Finals – Noon, May 22
OHSAA Division III District Baseball Tournament
OHSAA Division III District Baseball Tournament @ Ohio Northern University
May 23 all-day
High school baseball teams from around the area come to Ohio Northern University in Ada and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): #2 St. Henry vs. #3 Ottawa-Glandorf – 2 p.m., May 21 #1 Coldwater vs. #4 Van Wert – 4:15 p.m., May 21 District Finals – 2 p.m., May 23
Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
Firehouse Memorial Run for MS 10:00 am
Firehouse Memorial Run for MS @ Central Joint Fire Station
May 23 @ 10:00 am
The Central Joint Fire District in Wood County is hosting its 10th annual memorial bike run to raise money for the MS Society. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. First bike out at noon; open to all makes and models. Rain or shine.
Telescopes 101 8:00 pm
Telescopes 101 @ Riverbend Park
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Don Trinko of the Millstream Astronomy Club will be presenting a program on telescopes. He will be discussing the basic characteristics of different types of telescopes. Items he will talk about are the advantages and disadvantages of each type and what they cost. After the talk, there will be a viewing session with the club’s telescopes as along as viewing conditions are favorable. All ages are welcome!
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Vernal Pools 1:00 pm
Vernal Pools @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out to the park and learn all about vernal pools. Who lives in the vernal pool and what do they feed on? Why are they important to our ecosystem? There will be a movie, activities and a hike to look at vernal pools. Come prepared to do some wadding if the water is high enough to find those little creatures in the pool. All ages are welcome
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OHSAA Division IV Regional Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division IV Regional Softball Tournament @ Findlay High School
May 27 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Findlay and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): Kenton District Winner vs. Bryan District Winner – 5 p.m., May 27 Fremont District Winner vs. Elida District Winner – 5 p.m., May 28 Regional Finals – Noon, May 30
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
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OHSAA Division IV Regional Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division IV Regional Softball Tournament @ Findlay High School
May 28 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Findlay and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): Kenton District Winner vs. Bryan District Winner – 5 p.m., May 27 Fremont District Winner vs. Elida District Winner – 5 p.m., May 28 Regional Finals – Noon, May 30
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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City Mission Golf Outing 8:15 am
City Mission Golf Outing @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
May 29 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
Come out and play golf for a good cause! The City Mission Golf Outing is taking place at Sycamore Springs. Cost is $60/golfer or $200/team of four. Lunch is included for golfers, $10 for non-golfers. There will be raffles, prizes and more!
Arlington Farmer’s Market 4:00 pm
Arlington Farmer’s Market @ Good Hope Church
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Arlington Farmer’s Market each Friday to pick up local produce and enjoy themed days! The market will be held in the parking lot north of Good Hope Lutheran Church on the west side of Main Street, Arlington. Parking for attendees will be along Main Street and side streets. In case of inclement weather, vendors can set up inside Good Hope Church.
Divine and Wine 6:00 pm
Divine and Wine @ The Jones Mansion
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the historic Jones Mansion for a relaxing yoga class led by Melinda Williams, of Open Circle Yoga, followed by a wine tasting and elegant cheese pairing. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are limited to the first 20 and can be purchased through the box office at www.artspartnership.com or directly at 419-422-3412.
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OHSAA Division IV Regional Softball Tournament
OHSAA Division IV Regional Softball Tournament @ Findlay High School
May 30 all-day
High school softball teams from around the area come to Findlay and compete for the district championship. Tournament games are as follows (weather permitting): Kenton District Winner vs. Bryan District Winner – 5 p.m., May 27 Fremont District Winner vs. Elida District Winner – 5 p.m., May 28 Regional Finals – Noon, May 30
Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
Civil War Event 1:00 pm
Civil War Event @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
See what it was like to be a soldier in the American Civil War. Learn about what soldiers ate, wore, and how they entertained themselves. Dress like a real soldier! Maps of the Union and Confederate states! The American Civil War Museum of Ohio will be joining CMF for the history filled event.
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Hiking for Ice Cream 1:00 pm
Hiking for Ice Cream @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Let’s hike through the woods at Oakwoods to work up an appetite for a sweet treat! Without things from nature it would be hard to enjoy one of the most popular frozen treats. After a hike, meet back in the Discovery Center to make a tasty snack and top it with some of nature’s treats. All ages are welcome!
All Star Sprints at Millstream Speedway 6:00 pm
All Star Sprints at Millstream Speedway @ Millstream Speedway
May 31 @ 6:00 pm