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Cars And Coffee Cruise-In 9:00 am
Cars And Coffee Cruise-In @ Panera Bread
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
You are invited to finally get out, clean up and drive your prized four-wheeled possessions to the initial Cars and Coffee Cruise-In car show hosted by Panera Bread. No charge, no judging and no trophies, just car fun for two hours with other great cars and their proud owners in the Findlay area. Bring your kids and cameras too. The event will continue every first Sunday of the month from May through October.
International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk 1:00 pm
International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk @ Riverside Park
May 1 @ 1:00 pm
A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 1 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. Packets for the fun run/walk can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The fun run/walk will start at 2:45. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for high school students and younger. A T-shirt is included if registration is made by April 15. Participants who register after that day 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.
Mike Ricksecker Benefit Hog Roast and Luau 1:00 pm
Mike Ricksecker Benefit Hog Roast and Luau @ AMVETS Post 21
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A hog roast and luau will be held to help Mike Ricksecker, who has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and will probably need a double lung transplant before the end of the year. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 1 at AMVETS Post 21, 423 Trenton Ave. Ricksecker is an Army veteran who lives in Jenera. He also has home repair issues that are causing more damage to his health. The AMVETS post is taking on the repair problems at his house and is holding the fundraiser to help with medical bills. The benefit will include a meal, face painting, a 50/50 drawing, gun raffle and dunk tank. Music will be provided by J.D. Owen. All proceeds will be donated to the family. Tickets are $10 and include food and admission. Contact Mary Aldrich at 419-889-1917 or Jenny Miracle-Turner at 567-525-0432 after 6 p.m.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Painting on Stoneware Class 5:30 pm
Painting on Stoneware Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Create an AMA painting on a plate, mug, or other piece of stoneware with ceramic paint. Stoneware will cure at home. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 pm
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
May 2 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program. The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at tlcjenera.org. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session. Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.
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Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall. Call 419-427-8425 for more information.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
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 11:00 am
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.
Inspired by the Masters 5:30 pm
Inspired by the Masters @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn about a famous artist from the past or present and create your own art inspired by the artist. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
May The 4th Be With You Craft Fest 6:30 pm
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.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
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.
Preschoolers Painting Class 10:30 am
Preschoolers Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Class is designed for preschoolers accompanied by an adult Create an AMA painting on card stock and enjoy quality time together being creative! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
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.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
Curtains 7:30 pm
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.
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Humane Society Golf Outing and Mutt Strut 8:00 am
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 9:00 am
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 5:00 pm
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.
Drop and Date 6:00 pm
Drop and Date @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages 4 and up. Enjoy a Friday night out downtown while the children enjoy a open studio style class where crafts and creations come to life! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Curtains 7:30 pm
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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Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show 10:00 am
Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show @ Hardin County Historical Museum
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come down to Hardin County for the Kenton Toy Collectors Cast Iron Toy Show to buy, sell, and trade toys. The Kenton Toy Collectors Club will be on site to appraise toys. Only vintage toys are allowed and vendor space is available for $25 per table. The Kenton Toy Collectors exist under Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc. to preserve the history of the Kenton Hardware Company and its Kenton Toys, educate its membership and the public, and care for, maintain and expand the museum’s collection.
Painting Class 10:00 am
Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Create an AMA painting on cardstock with step-by-step instructions. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
60th Mount Blanchard Alumni Banquet 4:30 pm
60th Mount Blanchard Alumni Banquet @ Riverdale High School
May 7 @ 4:30 pm
MOUNT BLANCHARD — The 60th annual Mount Blanchard alumni banquet will be held May 7 at Riverdale High School. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. A pot roast dinner will be served by Special Occasions of Upper Sandusky at 5:30 p.m. Special recognition will be given to the classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956 and 1961. For reservations, call Rosalee (Borkosky) Horn at 419-458-4734 by April 25.
Curtains 7:30 pm
Curtains @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
May 7 @ 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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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Painting on Stoneware Class 5:30 pm
Painting on Stoneware Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Create an AMA painting on a plate, mug, or other piece of stoneware with ceramic paint. Stoneware will cure at home. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
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Spring Disc Golf Tournament 10:00 am
Spring Disc Golf Tournament @ Riverbend Disc Golf Course
May 10 @ 10:00 am
Join us at Riverbend Disc Golf Course for a 3-2-1 challenge. An exciting new challenge that will make disc choice an important part of your strategy. Round one, play all 18 holes with three discs of your choice. For the second round, 15 holes we will be played with two discs and the last round will be played with one disc for 9 holes. Lunch will be provided with donations accepted. Optional Ace fund $2; post event throw off if not won during the 3 rounds. Meet at Shelter 5. On-site registration begins at 8 AM. Players meeting promptly at 9:45 AM; event starts at 10 AM. Register with $20 per person on the day of the tournament. All ages welcome; children must accompanied by a participating adult.
Mars 9:00 pm
Mars @ Riverbend Park
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
J.T. Senghas of the Millstream Astronomy Club will be giving a talk titled “Mars” which is all about our mysterious red neighbor. The program will be followed by observations of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Meet at Shelter 5. All ages welcome. Free, registration not required.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Inspired by the Masters 5:30 pm
Inspired by the Masters @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn about a famous artist from the past or present and create your own art inspired by the artist. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Whovian Wednesday @ Findlay Library 6:00 pm
Whovian Wednesday @ Findlay Library @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Teens and tweens who are fans of the “Doctor Who” television show can join a club hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The library will host “Whovian Wednesday” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lindamood Room. Students in grades four to 12 can participate in “Doctor Who” trivia, games, crafts, and watch video clips. They can also come dressed in their favorite fan gear. No registration is required. Those interested in more information can call 419-422-1712, ext. 266.
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Preschoolers Painting Class 10:30 am
Preschoolers Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Class is designed for preschoolers accompanied by an adult Create an AMA painting on card stock and enjoy quality time together being creative! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
May 12 @ 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.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
Mason Jar Workshop 6:30 pm
Mason Jar Workshop @ McComb Public Library
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
McCOMB — The McComb Public Library will host a Mason jar craft workshop for adults from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Christina Kern will lead the workshop during which participants will create their own Mason jar candleholder. The fee is $5 and participants must furnish their own jar. Other supplies and decorations will be provided. Registration is required at the library or by calling 419-293-2425.
Northside Coffeehouse at 50 North 6:30 pm
Northside Coffeehouse at 50 North @ 50 North
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
50 North will present its new Northside Coffeehouse program beginning April 14. Running 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, the event will feature coffee and snacks, as well as great entertainment. The coffeehouse stage will vary each week. The lineup so far is as follows: April 14, guest artist night; April 28, comedy jam; May 12, open mic night; May 26, S20/Acting Up preview night; June 9, guest artist night; June 23, Reader’s Theater night. For more information, contact 50 North at 419-423-8496 or visit www.50north.org.
Elmwood High School Americana Concert 7:00 pm
Elmwood High School Americana Concert @ Wayne Park
May 12 @ 7:00 pm
WAYNE — The Elmwood High School concert band will host a free outdoor “Americana” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wayne Park, Center Street, Wayne. The band will perform selections of patriotic and well-known American folk songs. Audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to the Elmwood High School gymnasium, 7650 Jerry City Road, Bloomdale.
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Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast 7:00 am
Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast @ Bluffton Town Hall, Third Floor
May 13 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
“How To Succeed in Bluffton by Really Trying” will be the topic when Fred Steiner, retiring director of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, speaks during Friday’s chamber breakfast. The breakfast, open to the public, will be on the third floor of the Bluffton Town Hall. The Dough Hook will cater the breakfast, which will be served from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The program is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Steiner served as chamber director for the past eight years. His replacement will be introduced at the breakfast. Steiner will discuss the roles of chamber members and the community in working to make the community succeed. While retiring as chamber director, Steiner will continue as director of the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs and as owner of the Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon websites. To attend the breakfast, RSVP to blufftonchamber@gmail.com
Drop and Date 6:00 pm
Drop and Date @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages 4 and up. Enjoy a Friday night out downtown while the children enjoy a open studio style class where crafts and creations come to life! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
5K Great Strides Walk 6:30 pm
5K Great Strides Walk @ Riverside Park
May 13 @ 6:30 pm
The Michigan-Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will hold its second 5K Great Strides walk in Findlay on Friday at Riverside Park. Check-in is at 5:30 p.m. with the walk at 6:30 p.m. The walk coincides with Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Great Strides is a national walk held in hundreds of cities. Tens of thousands of walkers participate in the events, which generate funds to fight cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic lung disease. The 2016 Findlay goal is to raise $80,000 to support research, education and care. Call the Michigan-Northwest Ohio chapter at 248-269-8759 or visit www.cff.org/greatstrides to register.
Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling 7:30 pm
Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The cabaret-style program features solo, ensemble and full group performances by the VIP members and accompanying instrumentalists, The Rippers. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Senior citizens with a Findlay City Schools pass receive free admission. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. Tickets will go on sale at 6:15 p.m. and theater doors will open at 6:45 p.m. VIP and The Rippers will perform their spring show entitled “WEATHER or Not, Here We Go!”, which includes the following selections: “Beautiful Day,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Blow, Winds of Fall,” “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” and “Walkin’ on Sunshine.” VIP is directed by Findlay High School Choir Director Krista Bigger. Alycia Althaus, music educator at Jefferson and Chamberlin Hill elementaries, directs The Rippers and Findlay High School Administrative Assistant Ashley Carey provides choreography. All three directors are FHS and VIP alumni. For additional information, contact the high school’s vocal music office at 419-425-8282.
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Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive 8:30 am
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive @ Walmart
May 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Members of the Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 will conduct their annual Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, 2500 Tiffin Ave. The drive will move to the Walmart store at 1161 Trenton Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 21. Proceeds from both days will be used for first-year college student scholarships for eligible grandchildren of chapter members. Each donor will receive a miniature Rose of Sharon or a miniature American flag. The fund drive began in 2002 and has provided 57 scholarships totaling $28,500. This is the only fund drive the chapter has for the year. For membership information, call secretary Larry Monday at 419-387-7532.
Bluffton Arts and Crafts Show 9:00 am
Bluffton Arts and Crafts Show @ Downtown Bluffton
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Craft vendor booths are still available at $60 each for Bluffton’s 45th annual arts and crafts show. The event offers pony rides, farmers market, entertainment, and lots of food choices in addition to showcasing the arts. The show stretches from Bluffton’s town hall to the post office with as many as 70 craft booth and chamber member booths preregistered.
Halt Hunger 5K 9:00 am
Halt Hunger 5K @ Riverside Park
May 14 @ 9:00 am
The Halt Hunger 5K will be held Saturday at Riverside Park. According to Heather Heilman, program/grants coordinator at United Way of Hancock County, the 5K will promote a healthier summer for children and adults in Findlay and the surrounding area. Each runner’s $25 registration fee will be evenly distributed among seven county agencies and programs addressing the needs of the food insecure. Those agencies include Lutheran Social Services, Salvation Army, City Mission, Christian Clearing House, CHOPIN Hall, West Ohio Food Bank and the Feed-A-Child weekend meal program. Additionally, the total amount raised will be matched through the Templin Challenge grant, which is set aside for the Halt Hunger Initiative grant pool. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m., with the event beginning at 9 a.m. Preregister at LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org or contact Heilman at heather.heilman@uwhancock.org or 419-423-1432.
Bark for Life 10:00 am
Bark for Life @ Riverbend Dog Park
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The American Cancer Society will present Bark for Life, a canine event to fight cancer, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Riverbend Dog Park. Participating dogs will receive a “wag bag” full of treats and Frisbees and a Bark for Life bandana. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the rain or shine walk to follow at 10. A $10 per dog registration fee will be collected prior to the event; $15 the day of. Proceeds will benefit the June 24 Relay for Life of Hancock County. Contact Karla Batt at 888-227-6446, ext. 5203, or Allison Boesel at 888-227-6446, ext. 5216, to register.
Painting Class 10:00 am
Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Create an AMA painting on cardstock with step-by-step instructions. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Glitz, Glam, and the Greatest Show on Earth! 1:00 pm
Glitz, Glam, and the Greatest Show on Earth! @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
May 14 @ 1:00 pm
Center Stage Dance Academy in Ottawa has provided children of all ages with a first-rate dance and tumbling education for 14 years. Now, the students will present their skills with “Glitz, Glam, and the Greatest Show on Earth!” at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The two-hour performance will feature students ages 2 through 19 performing ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, pointe, and tumbling dances. Music choices range from gospel to country, along with contemporary hits and songs from the 1950s and 1960s.
Nature Critters Craft Program 1:00 pm
Nature Critters Craft Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A crafts program using buckeyes, acorns, pine cones, and other natural craft supplies to create “nature critters” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program requires $2 per person registration, payable by 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A minimum of six participants is required to hold the program. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Historic Homes Tour – Champagne and Candlelight Preview 7:00 pm
Historic Homes Tour – Champagne and Candlelight Preview @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The six homes featured on this year’s Historic Homes Tour will be open for a limited number of guests for this VIP tour. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants with accompanying wine pairings as you tour these magnificent houses. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
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Historic Homes Tour 11:00 am
Historic Homes Tour @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Historic Homes Tour has been a springtime favorite for more than 30 years. After a four year break, the event will return in 2016 to showcase the beautiful historic architecture of the City of Findlay with six, south-end homes dating from 1874 to 1929. Cost: $15 presale (available at Hancock Historical Museum, Commercial Savings Bank, and Jeffrey’s Antiques Gallery), $20 day-of at any of the homes. See a complete list of homes on this year’s tour.
Biomimicry Program 1:00 pm
Biomimicry Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house to look at how nature has inspired through “biomimicry” will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Visitors can look at inventions and creations, like Velcro and camouflage, modeled after something in nature. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Spring Gospel Sing 1:00 pm
Spring Gospel Sing @ Petro Truck Stop
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Truck Stop Ministries, Inc., which operates out of the Petro Truck Stop at 12900 Deshler Road, North Baltimore, will hold a Spring Gospel Sing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 15 in its Truckers’ Chapel. The event will feature music by Donna Sue, Paula Barron, Peggy Richardson, One Voice, Jake Reel, Miss Amanda, Chris Baldwin, HeartSong, Jimmy Potridge, New Presence Gospel and Carl Woodring. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
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Painting on Stoneware Class 5:30 pm
Painting on Stoneware Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Create an AMA painting on a plate, mug, or other piece of stoneware with ceramic paint. Stoneware will cure at home. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
FHS Finale Spring Concert 7:30 pm
FHS Finale Spring Concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra and the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra will present a Finale Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, in R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert with two selections: “Prelude for String Orchestra,” and “Blue Rhythmico.” The group performed these two pieces for the Annie Moses Band in a master class as part of an educational outreach while the Annie Moses Band was in Findlay for a performance. The Chamber Orchestra comprises a select group of 20 string players who also perform in the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony Orchestra, comprising 73 students, will perform seven selections at the concert, including “Medieval Legend” by Michael Story, conducted by Anita Schaible; and “Hungarian Dance No. 5 and No. 6” by Johannes Brahms, conducted by David Brax. In addition, the orchestra will perform Fantasy on “Sleepers, Wake” by J.S. Bach and “Aragonaise” from “Carmen” by George Bizet. The group received a “superior” rating on these two selections from a panel of judges when they were performed at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Contest. The orchestra performance will also feature “Unfinished Symphony No. 8” by Franz Schubert. This challenging piece is a professional-level work that is performed by major symphony orchestras. The concert will conclude with “Purgatorio,” composed by Robert W. Smith. This piece is a tone poem based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” It tells the story of Dante’s journey through the island mountain Purgatory where he encounters the seven deadly sins. An unusual and haunting piece, it includes many instrumental solos as well as a vocal element. The Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ken Pressel, with assistant directors David Brax and Anita Schaible. For more information, contact Pressel at 419-422-7158.
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 pm
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
May 16 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program. The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at tlcjenera.org. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session. Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.
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The Black Swamp Classic 7:30 am
The Black Swamp Classic @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 17 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
The 17th 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 and help continue the success of the Black Swamp Classic to support the YMCA and Braden Kramer Foundation.
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall. Call 419-427-8425 for more information.
Extravabandza 7:30 pm
Extravabandza @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schools’ Music Department will present the annual “Extravabandza” concert at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This will be the first Findlay High School instrumental music concert at the arts center. The Findlay High School Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble will perform at the concert. The FHS Bands will be performing several popular selections, including music of The Beatles, “Titanic,” “Star Trek,” “Jurassic Park,” and several other standard band works. The FHS Bands are directed by Michael Springer and Dan Wilson. The concert is free and open to the public, although a freewill donation will be collected to benefit the music department. For more information, contact Dan Wilson, director of bands, at dwilson@fcs.org
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
May 18 @ 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
Inspired by the Masters 5:30 pm
Inspired by the Masters @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn about a famous artist from the past or present and create your own art inspired by the artist. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group 6:30 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A monthly writer’s group will be hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. The group will meet Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16, April 20 and May 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kay Cocklin, a local author and retired teacher, is offering the writing workshop. The workshop is intended for those interested in fictional writing. High school students are welcome. No professional experience is required. Registration is required for each session. For further information, contact the Adult Services Desk at 419-422-1712, ext. 245, or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Preschoolers Painting Class 10:30 am
Preschoolers Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Class is designed for preschoolers accompanied by an adult Create an AMA painting on card stock and enjoy quality time together being creative! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
May 19 @ 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.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Hamler Country Fest
Hamler Country Fest
May 20 – May 22 all-day
Music fans are in for a good weekend when the Hamler Country Fest comes to Henry County. The lineup mixes acts from northwestern Ohio as well as the rest of the United States, including Craig Campbell, Brent Lowry and the Drifters, RaeLynn, and Nashville Crush. The shows are all under roof with open seating and open beverages available. Concertgoers are asked to provide their own lawn chairs and information about camping on the grounds is available on the website. Admission: $13 for Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday. Three-day pass is $25. Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult admission. Event parking is $2. Single-day passes are $15 at the gate. Primitive camping is $100. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training 10:00 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 in Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Potential adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712 or emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
Drop and Date 6:00 pm
Drop and Date @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages 4 and up. Enjoy a Friday night out downtown while the children enjoy a open studio style class where crafts and creations come to life! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
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Color Me Happy Walk/5K Run 8:00 am
Color Me Happy Walk/5K Run @ Riverside Park
May 21 @ 8:00 am
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County will again host its “Color Me Happy” walk and 5K fun run May 21 at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk and run beginning at 9:30 a.m. The 5K route will include color-burst stations. Participants, or “color runners,” are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. A 1K noncolored handicap accessible path will also be available. Awards will be given for the first male, female and child to cross the finish line, the most colorful individual, the largest team, and the most money raised by a team and by an individual. A Fun Finish Festival will follow with music, dancing and more color throws. Vendors will be on-site for food purchases. Registration for the race can be found online at www.namiofhancock.org for $35. Children under 5 years old are free to attend, and the fee for children ages 6-17 is $5. Everyone will receive a participation medal and free photo booth visit. There will also be a free bounce house and face painting. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. Jobs range from setting up and tearing down to manning the information booth and serving as a route guide. For more information, contact Jaime Lehtomaa at jlehtomaa@namiofhancock.org or call 419-957-9423.
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive 8:30 am
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive @ Walmart
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Members of the Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 will conduct their annual Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, 2500 Tiffin Ave. The drive will move to the Walmart store at 1161 Trenton Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 21. Proceeds from both days will be used for first-year college student scholarships for eligible grandchildren of chapter members. Each donor will receive a miniature Rose of Sharon or a miniature American flag. The fund drive began in 2002 and has provided 57 scholarships totaling $28,500. This is the only fund drive the chapter has for the year. For membership information, call secretary Larry Monday at 419-387-7532.
Hancock County Special Olympics Golf Tournament 10:00 am
Hancock County Special Olympics Golf Tournament @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
May 21 @ 10:00 am
Enjoy a golf tournament for a great cause! Held at Sycamore Springs, take part in this 4 player scramble for 18 holes. The outing will start at 10 a.m., registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be a payout for top two places, putting contest, betting holes, raffles, and a hole in one contest! Register today!
Millstream Woodcarvers Show 10:00 am
Millstream Woodcarvers Show @ Millstream Woodcarvers
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
At least 19 different artists will be displaying their works at the Millstream Woodcarvers’ 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. Guests can also enjoy a garage and bake sale.
Painting Class 10:00 am
Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Create an AMA painting on cardstock with step-by-step instructions. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Becky’s School of Dance: Movie Mania 1:30 pm
Becky’s School of Dance: Movie Mania @ Performing Arts Center – Fostoria High School
May 21 @ 1:30 pm
Enjoy a show by the students at Becky’s School of Dance taking place at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.! The theme of this year’s performance is Movie Mania!
Planetarium: Our Solar System 2:00 pm
Planetarium: Our Solar System @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn about our solar system by comparing cosmic sizes, distances and atmospheric conditions. Is life possible on another planet? What makes Earth so special? Participants must sit on the floor, but bring along a pillow if you wish. Ask about handicap accessibility. Meet at Discovery Center. All ages welcome. Free, but register by 3 PM on Friday, May 20. Minimum: 6 Maximum: 25.
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Center for Autism & Dyslexia Health and Safety Fair 10:00 am
Center for Autism & Dyslexia Health and Safety Fair @ Center for Autism & Dyslexia
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Center for Autism & Dyslexia’s Parent Teacher Organization will sponsor a Health & Safety Fair at the school from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Hancock County Sheriff Department’s K-9 unit will present a demonstration with Sonny and Charlie at 11 a.m. The McComb Police Department’s K-9 unit will be at the fair from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s activities will include pedal cars, games and an inflatable obstacle course. The A.P.P.L.E. bus will feature science experiments for young adults. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a canned food item that will be donated to City Mission. The Center for Autism & Dyslexia is located at 7430 Timberstone Drive. Call 567-525-4487 for more information.
A Pioneer’s Day Off: Open House 1:00 pm
A Pioneer’s Day Off: Open House @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The McKinnis family, portrayed by costumed interpreters for the Hancock Park District, will show how members entertained themselves in leisure time during an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the farm house at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Chicago 4:00 pm
Chicago @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era”, Chicago will be inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8 in Brooklyn, New York. “The legendary rock and roll band with horns” also came in at #9 as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists and as the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. From the signature sound of Chicago’s horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2016 marks the band’s 49th consecutive year of touring. Buy your tickets now!
Super Hero Party 4:00 pm
Super Hero Party @ The Children's Museum of Findlay
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Cancer Patient Services Super Hero Party will honor The Braden Kramer Foundation, which supports Braden’s fight against cancer by raising funds that will positively impact those in our community affected by cancer. Kasie Foreman of Kasie Helpz Kidz and the Love Helpz Kidz Tour will be the special guest.
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Wee Ones: Baby Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Baby Animals @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring is definitely here and summer is on the way, which means that baby animals are everywhere! Baby birds, fawns, ducklings, lambs, and piglets can all be seen this time of the year. We’ll have a story and an activity about the baby animals of spring. You will get to make your very own baby animal to take home with you! Meet at Discovery Center. This event takes place at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are also welcome to attend. Free, registration not required
Painting on Stoneware Class 5:30 pm
Painting on Stoneware Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Create an AMA painting on a plate, mug, or other piece of stoneware with ceramic paint. Stoneware will cure at home. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Play Catch with the Mayor 6:00 pm
Play Catch with the Mayor @ Dorney Plaza
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring your baseball or softball mitt and play catch with Mayor Lydia Mihalik. Free “ballpark” themed food will be provided as well as door prizes. Call The City of Findlay Recreation Dept. at 419-424-7176 with any questions.
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Republican Women of Hancock County meeting 11:30 am
Republican Women of Hancock County meeting @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 24 @ 11:30 am
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. Brandon Zanon, regional director of northwestern Ohio for the Ohio Republican Party, will talk about voter registration. Lunch will be by Bistro on Main. Email mmlobdell84@gmail.com or call 419-348-3354 to register.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
May 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Inspired by the Masters 5:30 pm
Inspired by the Masters @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn about a famous artist from the past or present and create your own art inspired by the artist. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
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Preschoolers Painting Class 10:30 am
Preschoolers Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Class is designed for preschoolers accompanied by an adult Create an AMA painting on card stock and enjoy quality time together being creative! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
May 26 @ 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.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 20 (except August 4 and September 1) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Arlington Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Arlington Farmers’ Market @ Good Hope Lutheran Church
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Arlington Farmer’s Market each Friday to pick up local produce and enjoy themed days. This is a great market for area gardners and hobbyists. 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.
Drop and Date 6:00 pm
Drop and Date @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages 4 and up. Enjoy a Friday night out downtown while the children enjoy a open studio style class where crafts and creations come to life! No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
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Ghost Town Antique Show & Flea Market
Ghost Town Antique Show & Flea Market @ Ghost Town
May 28 all-day
Interested Vendors may contact Kevin at 419-270-2667
Painting Class 10:00 am
Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Create an AMA painting on cardstock with step-by-step instructions. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Painting on Stoneware Class 5:30 pm
Painting on Stoneware Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Create an AMA painting on a plate, mug, or other piece of stoneware with ceramic paint. Stoneware will cure at home. No registration needed, open to all ages and all abilities. All classes are just $10 a person!
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