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2015 Seneca County Fair
2015 Seneca County Fair @ Seneca County Fairgrounds
Jul 27 – Aug 2 all-day
 
Mazza Museum Art Camp
Mazza Museum Art Camp @ Mazza Museum
Jul 27 – Aug 2 all-day
If you would like to put your child on the waiting list for next year’s Art Camp, please email Terry Olthouse, education coordinator, at olthouse@findlay.edu. The Mazza Museum hosts a week-long Summer Art Camp for elementary students in the Findlay area. During the camp, children learn how to illustrate their own picture books using different media based on inspiration of the artwork in the Mazza Museum. The culmination is a family celebration with the students as the guests who participate in a book signing for their fans.
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
Thousands of things to see and do at the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show, this year featuring Oliver tractors and Maytag engines. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
2015 McComb Cookie Festival
2015 McComb Cookie Festival @ McComb, Ohio
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day
The annual festival will include a parade, food vendors, kids games, softball tournaments, ham/chicken barbecue, a raffle and much more! For more information, call Nedra Aller at 419-293-2562 or Everett Latta at 419-293-3802.
Pat Wagner Memorial 5K Run/Walk 8:00 am
Pat Wagner Memorial 5K Run/Walk @ Liberty-Benton High School
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am
The inaugural Pat Wagner Memorial 5K Run/Walk is set for Aug. 1 at Liberty-Benton High School. The event, which was organized to celebrate the life of the long-time coach and educator who died last summer, has turned into a homecoming for those who share in his legacy with several of his past runners slated to take part in the race. The proceeds from the race will held fund a scholarship in Wagner’s honor. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Liberty-Benton High School track. The registration fee is $27.50, and those who pre-register will be guaranteed a T-shirt with the phrase, “Tradition of Excellence,” which Wagner had printed on team shirts every year. To sign up, or to donate, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Findlay/PatWagnerMemorial5KRunWalk. Registration forms also will be available at the Liberty-Benton High School administration office.
Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Aug 1 @ 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
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
2015 Car Tunes on Main 11:00 am
2015 Car Tunes on Main @ Main Street, Findlay, Ohio
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
 
2015 Rib-Off on Broadway 3:00 pm
2015 Rib-Off on Broadway @ Broadway Street
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come over to Downtown Findlay on Aug. 1 to enjoy mouthwatering ribs and libations, rock out to the third annual Battle of the Bands, and continue into the evening with more live entertainment! Help determine the Battle of the Bands and Rib-Off “People’s Choice Award” winners by voting for a favorite. This year Rib-off will host Nashville Crush as the headlining performers!
Hello Dolly 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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St. Louis Parish Annual Summer Festival 11:00 am
St. Louis Parish Annual Summer Festival @ St. Louis Catholic Church
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Join St. Louis Catholic Church for delicious homemade food; barbecue chicken prepared by the Milton Township Fire Department, Mexican food prepared by Martinez family, and burgers, brats, and fries! A $3,000 grand prize on the combination ticket, 8 o’clock raffle, handcrafted items and baked goods at the country store, kids games, Bingo, children’s pedal pull at 2 p.m., corn hole tournament at 4 p.m. DJ at 7 p.m. Rain or shine, it’s always a good time! Everything under tents.
Hello Dolly 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
BOSS Non-Wing Sprints at Millstream Speedway 6:00 pm
BOSS Non-Wing Sprints at Millstream Speedway @ Millstream Speedway
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
 
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Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 4 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is James Adkins, with food and drink available from Fin’s Seafood & Grille.
Putnam County Library – Card Making Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County Library – Card Making Class @ Putnam County District Library - Pandora Branch
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm
On Tuesday, a class on making greeting cards will be offered at 1 p.m. at the library’s Pandora branch. Paulette Smith will be the instructor. Participants will make three cards. Registration is required for the card making class. There is a $5 fee. To register, call the Pandora library at 419-384-3232.
69th Annual Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting 5:00 pm
69th Annual Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Comedian Adam Garman will present “Comedy in Agriculture” during the 69th annual meeting of the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District on Aug. 4 in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area, off Ohio 568 east of Findlay. A social hour and voting for a conservation district supervisor will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. A barbecue rib and baked chicken dinner, catered by Kathy’s Korner Restaurant, Arcadia, will be served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A brief business meeting will be held at 7 p.m., followed by Garman’s presentation. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 years old, and free for children 3 and under. Tickets are available by pre-sale only. Contact the conservation district office, 7868 Hancock County 140, Suite E, or call 419-422-6569.
Bluffton Fireworks 9:30 pm
Bluffton Fireworks @ Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bluffton’s fireworks, postponed in late June due to the weather, is rescheduled for 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Bluffton’s National Night Out celebration at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. The fireworks will cap off the National Night Out. The display should last between 20 and 30 minutes. The National Night Out and fireworks will take place on Snider Road, Bluffton.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 5 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Aug 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performers are Klaberheads.
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Global Leadership Summit
Global Leadership Summit @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day
Gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit! Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge attendees with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. Winebrenner is pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2015. Speakers for the event include Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, Dr. Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Craig Groeschel, and many others. Visit the Summit website for more information and to register for this exciting event and contact Ginger Zambrano, gzambrano@winebrenner.edu, 419-434-4226, with any questions!
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 6 @ 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.
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Aug 6 @ 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: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for teens and adults.
Mound Park neighborhood picnic 6:00 pm
Mound Park neighborhood picnic @ Mound Park
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
Residents of the Mound Park area will hold their 73rd annual neighborhood picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday in Mound Park. Neighbors are asked to bring two dishes to share as well as table service and lawn chairs. Residents of Park Avenue should bring a dessert, residents of Mound Street a hot dish and residents of South Cory Street a cold dish; with the second dish their choice. Lemonade, iced tea, water and Dietsch’s ice cream will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to invite old neighbors and friends. If it rains, the picnic will be held in the Dock at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. For more information, call co-hosts the Carsons at 419-423-9316 or the Wards at 567-525-4691.
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2015 Carey Fest
2015 Carey Fest @ Downtown Carey, Ohio
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
 
Arlington Village Festival
Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington Village Park
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
Visit Arlington for the revival of the Homecoming Festival, renamed the Arlington Village Festival! Plenty is planned this weekend! On Friday, the festival willl kick-off with a parade through Downtown Arlington. Make sure you family visits the Kids Zone that will have carnival rides, inflatables, and much more! For teens in 7th–12th grade there will be a Punt Pass competition at 4 and a Dodgeball Tournament beginning at 8! The Cornhole Tournament will take place at 8 p.m. with registration at 7, and the Adult Zone with a beer garden and DJ will be open from 7–11 p.m. On Saturday, kick off the day with a 5K Color Run at 9 a.m., make sure you register at 8 a.m.! The Kids Zone will be open from 4–11 p.m. with a Kiddie Parade at 6. Craft Vendors will be on site from 4–10 p.m. and the highlight of the festival will be the concerts! At 4 p.m. don’t miss Sean Williams, followed by Nashville Crush at 7 p.m.! Tickets for the concert are just $5 and pre-sale tickets are available at Appleseed IGA, Jac & Do’s-Arlington, and Commercial Savings Bank in Arlington.
Farmers and Merchants Picnic
Farmers and Merchants Picnic @ War Memorial Park
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
The Farmers and Merchants Picnic, also known as the F&M Picnic, is one of the oldest festivals in Ohio. Started in 1913, the picnic has become a two day affair with live music and tractor and truck pulls on Friday followed by a full day of entertainment, midway style events, food and people.
Riley Creek Festival
Riley Creek Festival @ Pandora, Ohio
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
The 2015 Riley Creek Festival will be held Aug. 7 and 8 in Pandora. A car show begins Aug. 7 at 4 p.m., followed by a burnout at dusk on the corner of Jefferson and Main streets. A parade will take place at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8; a football scrimmage featuring the Pandora-Gilboa High School Rockets team will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 In conjunction with the 2015 Riley Creek Festival, an open house will be held at the Riley Township District Number 3, Bridenbaugh School in Pandora from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8. The building has been fully restored and is on the National Register of Historical Places. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lloyd Harnishfager, local historian and author, will be at the school to talk about life in the Black Swamp. Members of the Bridenbaugh family will be available to talk about the history of the school and the restoration project. The school is located on Putnam County 6, two miles north of Pandora off Ohio 12. There is no admission charge and families are welcome. For more information, call Dale Bridenbaugh at 419-384-3374 or Daryl Bridenbaugh at 419-384-3371.
Flag City Balloon Fest 8:00 am
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Arlington Farmer’s Market 4:00 pm
Arlington Farmer’s Market @ Good Hope Church
Aug 7 @ 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.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Funk Factory and food by Jeds Fireball & Brew!
Hello Dolly 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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2015 Corn City Festival
2015 Corn City Festival @ Deshler, Ohio
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
 
Flag City Balloon Fest 8:00 am
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Aug 8 @ 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
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
Punt, Pass & Kick Competition 10:30 am
Punt, Pass & Kick Competition @ Findlay Youth Football field at The Cube
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am
Findlay Youth Football is hosting a Punt, Pass, & Kick competition on Saturday, August 8, at the Findlay Youth Football Field, at the complex of the Cube, 3430 North Main Street. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the event begins at 10:30 a.m. The competition is free for boys and girls ages six to fifteen. Boys and girls compete separately and in five separate age groups. Proof of age is required by providing a birth certificate. Winners at the Findlay event qualify for a regional event and could possibly qualify for the national event. Participants can sign up for the Punt, Pass & Kick and review a full list of rules by going to http://nflppk.com. For further questions, participants can email the Findlay Youth Football organization at fyfvarsity@gmail.com.
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out to explore the trails of Aeraland! Venture around the pond in search of some big bullfrogs that tend to sun themselves along the water banks. Locate a red-winged black bird’s nest tucked away in the cattails or spot some monarch butterflies that like to flutter around the prairies. All ages welcome!
Hello Dolly 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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Flag City Balloon Fest 8:00 am
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
Hello Dolly 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly @ Star Theatre
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm
Hello Dolly tells the story of a meddlesome matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, Horace Vandergelder, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” Classic musical numbers from the show include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” Tickets are available by calling 419-294-1411 and leaving a message with contact information, number of tickets requested, and for which performance dates you would like to reserve seats. Requests can also be emailed to Julia Massara at massarajr@hotmail.com.  
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Discover Story: Around the Pond 10:00 am
Discover Story: Around the Pond @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the park district for a story to see who lives around the pond! After the story, venture out on a hike to search for life around Shank Lake. Kids can plan on fun crafts and activities after the hike! This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings welcome.
Kids’ Yoga Camp 10:30 am
Kids’ Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy five days of fun at Harmony Yoga. The camp is divided into times for each age group as follows: ages 3-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and ages 7-10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp will focus on teaching basic yoga poses in a fun environment using music, games, guided imagery, crafts and stories. Children will be active but also learn relaxation and breathing techniques to calm themselves down. Classes are taught by Barb Matheny.
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Kids’ Yoga Camp 10:30 am
Kids’ Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy five days of fun at Harmony Yoga. The camp is divided into times for each age group as follows: ages 3-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and ages 7-10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp will focus on teaching basic yoga poses in a fun environment using music, games, guided imagery, crafts and stories. Children will be active but also learn relaxation and breathing techniques to calm themselves down. Classes are taught by Barb Matheny.
Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is Bob Baratta & Desra Dabney, flute & guitar duo, with food and drink available from Bread Kneads.
Spaghetti Dinner 4:00 pm
Spaghetti Dinner @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Christian Clearing House for some delicious Olive Garden spaghetti and homemade desserts. Adult tickets $9, child tickets $4. Available for eat in or carry out. All proceeds go toward the CCH.
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Stone Fabricator’s Alliance Continuing Education Conference and Workshop
Stone Fabricator’s Alliance Continuing Education Conference and Workshop @ Legacy Marble & Granite
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day
The Stone Fabricator’s Alliance has chosen Findlay’s Legacy Marble & Stone as the host location for the 2015 fabricator’s Continuing Education Conference & Workshop. This event is expected to attract some of the nation’s leading marble, quartz, granite and stone fabrication and restoration professionals to the Findlay area. The event will also attract industry suppliers interested in sharing new equipment and technologies to the industries best operators. The Stone Fabricator’s Alliance workshop is expected to draw an estimated fifty participants from across North America to the event and is free to SFA members. Subject matter includes hand fabrication techniques, countertop repair techniques and efficient business management strategies. There will be a Fabricators Olympics session as well; designed to showcase attendee skills as they compete in raw material shaping and finishing. Legacy Marble & Granite, located in Findlay, Ohio carries the areas largest selection of granite and quartz countertops. LM&G is the only locally owned company that professionally fabricates and installs its own products. Legacy currently employs 12 people in Findlay.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Aug 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Kids’ Yoga Camp 10:30 am
Kids’ Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy five days of fun at Harmony Yoga. The camp is divided into times for each age group as follows: ages 3-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and ages 7-10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp will focus on teaching basic yoga poses in a fun environment using music, games, guided imagery, crafts and stories. Children will be active but also learn relaxation and breathing techniques to calm themselves down. Classes are taught by Barb Matheny.
Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry 5:00 pm
Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm
Underwritten by Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., the steak fry is a great chance for chamber members-only networking over a steak dinner. Enjoy some music and drinks and be sure to participant in the lively auction full of great items. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed. You get to cook your own steak to perfection while enjoying a cold drink and friendly company.
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is the Lima Band.
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Kids’ Yoga Camp 10:30 am
Kids’ Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy five days of fun at Harmony Yoga. The camp is divided into times for each age group as follows: ages 3-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and ages 7-10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp will focus on teaching basic yoga poses in a fun environment using music, games, guided imagery, crafts and stories. Children will be active but also learn relaxation and breathing techniques to calm themselves down. Classes are taught by Barb Matheny.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Aug 13 @ 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.
Putnam County Library – Facebook Lecture 6:00 pm
Putnam County Library – Facebook Lecture @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings Branch
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
David Trinko will give a program on Facebook from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Putnam County District Library’s Fort Jennings location. Participants will learn how to move a photo from Facebook to their tablet, computer or phone. Those attending should bring their laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android device. The program is free but attendance is limited to 10 people. To register, call the Fort Jennings Library at 419-286-2351.
Yasuko Shinohara dance performance 6:00 pm
Yasuko Shinohara dance performance @ Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, located at 817 Harmon St. in Findlay, will host Japanese native Yasuko Shinohara performing the Spanish flamenco dance on Aug. 13. The program will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and include a cultural dance by area students. Refreshments will be served following the program. The free cultural enrichment event is appropriate for the family. Donations will be accepted and tours of the multicultural center will be available following the program. Call the center at 419-423-4954 for more information. Shinohara has been performing for approximately 20 years and studied the creativeness and accuracy of the flamenco dance in Spain for six months. She says Japanese dance and the flamenco are similar in spirit, soulfulness and fun even though the moves are totally different. Nina Parker, the founder and executive director of the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center, and former board member Cynthia Habegger saw and enjoyed her performance. Shinohara will be returning to Japan on a permanent basis. Her husband is CEO of a business in Tall Timbers and her daughter recently graduated from Findlay High School. Shinohara’s performance will be an early kickoff for Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month Celebration. Sept. 15 is the actual start date for the local, national and international celebration. It is the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. For more information about the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center and for programs and events, go to their Facebook page or www.blackheritagecenter.org.
Compassionate Friends of Hancock County balloon release 7:00 pm
Compassionate Friends of Hancock County balloon release @ Riverbend Park Shelter House 7
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Compassionate Friends of Hancock County will hold a balloon release at 7 p.m. Thursday at Riverbend Park, 16618 Township Road 208, shelter house 7, near the dog park. Balloons will be provided. The event is open to anyone who has lost a child, grandchild or sibling. Families are welcome.
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2015 Fort Fest
2015 Fort Fest @ Fort Jennings Park
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
 
Kids’ Yoga Camp 10:30 am
Kids’ Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy five days of fun at Harmony Yoga. The camp is divided into times for each age group as follows: ages 3-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and ages 7-10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp will focus on teaching basic yoga poses in a fun environment using music, games, guided imagery, crafts and stories. Children will be active but also learn relaxation and breathing techniques to calm themselves down. Classes are taught by Barb Matheny.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Hipnotix and food by Golden Corral!
Van Buren worship gathering 6:00 pm
Van Buren worship gathering
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This gathering is simply a potluck dinner. Bring your favorite dish, a good appetite and an expectation to have an enjoyable evening in the Lord amongst friends.
Reunion Band concert 6:30 pm
Reunion Band concert @ Findlay Elks Lodge 75
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm
An outdoor concert featuring the original Reunion Band will be held Friday at Findlay Elks Lodge 75. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Music will start at 6:30 p.m. with the opening band, Null Set. There will also be food and raffles. Those attending should bring a lawn chair. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for Flag City Honor Flight.
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Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Aug 15 @ 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
No Child Left Indoors 8:30 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Hancock Park District and Pheasants Forever for a morning filled with youth outdoor adventures as they test their skills and talents! No Child Left Indoors is part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics, to get them outdoors. This event is focused on reversing the trend of inactivity and obesity in today’s youth and actively engaging them in outdoor recreational activities. These outdoor adventures will educate youth about the importance of nature and conservation with hopes of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and conservation-minded citizens. Activities will include: a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing & kayaking, BB and shotgun shooting, and much more! Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. Recommended for ages 6-17 with an adult companion.
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
Fostoria Farmers Market 9:00 am
Fostoria Farmers Market @ Former Key Bank building
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Back Street Festival 10:00 am
Back Street Festival @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual family favorite includes a vintage car show of exclusively pre-WWII vehicles, quilt show, ice cream social, chicken BBQ, children’s activities, live music, and tours of the museum campus. Tickets for the BBQ are pre-sale only, available July 26-August 12). This event is free and open to the public.
Touch-A-Truck 10:00 am
Touch-A-Truck @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ever wonder what certain vehicles really look like outside AND inside? Explore and get to know the workings of some vehicles you might not get to see everyday. Sponsored by: Marathon Petroleum, Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay Implement, Findlay City Schools, Gilbane, Great Scott Community Markets, Findlay Fire Department, Children Museum of Findlay
Findlay Pride Picnic 12:00 pm
Findlay Pride Picnic @ Riverside Park
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm
The Findlay Pride Picnic will be held at noon Saturday in the former dance hall at Riverside Park. Hot dogs, bratwurst and hamburgers will be provided; those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. The family picnic is sponsored by Spectrum of Findlay, an LGBT group that supports local charities and works toward better relations between the community and the LGBT population.
Back2School Bash – Bernard Park 1:00 pm
Back2School Bash – Bernard Park @ Bernard Park
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Several churches are joining to host the Back2School Bash Aug. 15. The event, a celebration intended to help families prepare for the start of school, will be held at two locations: at Bernard Park from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and at the band shelter at Riverside Park from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pastor Alfred DeLacruz Jr., of Harvest Time International Ministries, said the Bernard Park celebration will offer a few more activities for children and their parents than at Riverside Park. Free food and school supplies will be available at both locations. At Bernard Park, haircuts will be available for $2 each. There will be face painting, games, crafts and prizes for children and a resource fair for families. Holly Frische, the Findlay City Council representative for the area, will speak. The Winebrenner Theological Seminary praise and worship team will provide music. Churches involved in the Bernard Park celebration include Harvest Time International Ministries, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, College First Church of God, Catalyst Church and Movement Church. At Riverside Park, the band Live 4:1 will play. There will also be a magician. The Riverside Park celebration is being organized by Harvest Time International Ministries, First United Brethren Church and Crosspoint Church.
Back2School Bash – Riverside Park 3:00 pm
Back2School Bash – Riverside Park @ Riverside Park
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Several churches are joining to host the Back2School Bash Aug. 15. The event, a celebration intended to help families prepare for the start of school, will be held at two locations: at Bernard Park from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and at the band shelter at Riverside Park from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pastor Alfred DeLacruz Jr., of Harvest Time International Ministries, said the Bernard Park celebration will offer a few more activities for children and their parents than at Riverside Park. Free food and school supplies will be available at both locations. At Bernard Park, haircuts will be available for $2 each. There will be face painting, games, crafts and prizes for children and a resource fair for families. Holly Frische, the Findlay City Council representative for the area, will speak. The Winebrenner Theological Seminary praise and worship team will provide music. Churches involved in the Bernard Park celebration include Harvest Time International Ministries, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, College First Church of God, Catalyst Church and Movement Church. At Riverside Park, the band Live 4:1 will play. There will also be a magician. The Riverside Park celebration is being organized by Harvest Time International Ministries, First United Brethren Church and Crosspoint Church.
Bluffton Mennonite Home Concert on the Lawn 6:30 pm
Bluffton Mennonite Home Concert on the Lawn @ Bluffton Mennonite Home
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm
BLUFFTON — Bluffton Mennonite Home’s Concert on the Lawn featuring the Lima Area Concert Band, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15. The concert was postponed in June due to rain. The free event will include free ice cream, popcorn and drinks. Spectators should bring their own lawn chair. This year’s show celebrates Mennonite Memorial Home’s 60th anniversary. The concert will include music from the 1950s and 1960s in addition to some patriotic selections. Bluffton Mennonite Home is located at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. For more information, call 419-358-1015, option 1.
Movie Night in Mount Blanchard 6:30 pm
Movie Night in Mount Blanchard @ Downtown Mount Blanchard
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
A movie and fun night will be hosted by the Beautification Committee of Mount Blanchard on the town square from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Activities such as Candy Bar Bingo, cornhole and a bounce house will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The bounce house will cost 50 cents per person. There will also be music at the event. The movie will begin at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to the square. Kimmel’s chicken barbecue will also have dinners for sale for $8. The dinners include a half chicken, two sides and a roll. Tickets for the dinner will be available at Liberty Convenience, The Hair Stop, The Food Center and the pool. Desserts will be sold for extra charge.
Astrophotography 9:00 pm
Astrophotography @ Riverbend Park
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s, Tom Fretz, will present a program on Astrophotography. He will show his photographs and explain how anyone can capture photos of the night sky. Participants will have the opportunity to look at Saturn and other objects in the sky through their telescopes and binoculars or feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
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Fostoria wreath-laying ceremony 1:00 pm
Fostoria wreath-laying ceremony @ Veterans Memorial Chapel in Fostoria Fountain Cemetery
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm
The Blanchard Valley Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will hold a wreath-laying ceremony to honor all World War II veterans and mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Chapel in Fostoria Fountain Cemetery. The ceremony is being held in conjunction with similar events taking place throughout the United States that day. The featured speaker is Brigadier General Mark Scheid, who completed nearly 30 years of service before retiring in 2006. He served in Korea, Germany, Bosnia and southwestern Asia. In 2001, Scheid was Chief of Logistics War Plans for U.S. Central Command prior to and during the initial ground operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was responsible for writing the initial strategic logistics war plan for both wars. After the plan was approved, Scheid was deployed to Kuwait. He became commander of Fort Eustis in Virginia and the Army’s Chief of Transportation in 2005. The event is open to the public, especially all World War II veterans. For more information, call 419-435-3588.
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Carey Gazebo gospel singing 2:00 pm
Carey Gazebo gospel singing @ Carey Gazebo
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gospel singing at the gazebo in Carey will feature Jericho Road and One Voice from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23. The gazebo is located at 141 E. Findlay St., Carey. Those attending should bring their lawn chair.
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Hancock County Genealogical Society meeting 6:30 pm
Hancock County Genealogical Society meeting @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
The Hancock County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Justin Crawfis will give an overview of “The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com.”  
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Aug 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Aug 19 @ 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
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is Civic Jazz.
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Job Resource Fair 1:00 pm
Job Resource Fair @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come and learn what local resources are available for job seekers. Numerous local organizations will be on site to provide information about services they offer to aid job seekers in their endeavors. Organizations will assist individuals with barriers to employment by providing mock interviews and resume review. If you need help filling out job applications, writing your resume, or finding job leads, this is your opportunity to speak with a job counselor and get some help with your job search. Learn about additional community resources and training programs.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and park volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for a workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as from fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. Participants should bring their own sketch book and art supplies. Recommended for teens and adults.
Town Hall Concert Series: Theory Expats 7:00 pm
Town Hall Concert Series: Theory Expats @ Bluffton Town Hall
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Theory Expats is a swing and folk band from Goshen, Indiana, featuring Ethan Setiawan who was recently on Prairie Home Companion and won the National Mandolin Championship. Organizer Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series Email: wendy@icimed.com Website: http://www.townhallconcerts.typepad.com/
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 8:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Tongue ‘N’ Groove and food by City BBQ!
Comedy Live! 8:00 pm
Comedy Live! @ Ritz Auditorium in Old Main
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
Steve Hofstetter and D’Lai, comedians with two distinctive styles, will bring the laughs to the University of Findlay campus on Friday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium during “Comedy Live!” Tickets will go on sale and doors will open at 7:30 p.m. There will be general admission seating. The event will cost $10 at the door for community members, but will be free for UF students, faculty and staff with a valid UF ID. It is rated PG-13; no children under age 13 will be admitted. Hofstetter, one of the top-booked acts on the college circuit and the original writer for collegehumor.com, has released five albums, three books and has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com and NHL.com. He has hosted “Four Quotas” on Sirius Satellite Radio and his “Sports Minute (Or So)” was syndicated on more than 170 stations and in more than 30 newspapers. His second live comedy album, “Cure for the Cable Guy,” reached No. 20 on Billboard’s comedy charts, and his third album, “Dark Side of the Room,” was the first “pay-what-you-want” comedy album. Hofstetter started out as a writer, and not just of missives to impress girls. At age 18 he cofounded “Sports Jerk of the Week,” an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today’s Baseball Weekly and CNN. He also supervised Web content for the New York Yankees. His undergraduate days at Columbia University were spent writing columns for the likes of Maxim and ESPN. His TV appearances have included stints on such shows as CBS’ “Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood” and ABC’s “Barbara Walters’ Special.” He serves as executive producer for “Laughs” on Fox which is currently in its second season. He is also currently the senior comedy correspondent for Fox Sports. D’Lai demonstrates in his routines that the best comedy often arises from the most challenging circumstances. After the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child, D’Lai turned to sports as a positive outlet, eventually making it all the way to Louisiana State University where he played basketball. He then joined the U.S. Army, where he discovered his love for both the stage and comedy, and hosted several talent shows. When he began cracking jokes publicly, he sold out many shows in Louisiana. But to make it big, he realized he had to relocate to a bigger city with more opportunities. Las Vegas was an obvious choice. In Sin City, he initially worked as a blackjack dealer by day and struggling comic by night before catching a break by winning the 2004 Las Vegas Star Search competition. D’Lai has subsequently made numerous television appearances, most notably on B.E.T’s “Who’s Got Jokes,” and has performed with comedians such as Bill Bellamy, George Wallace, Bruce Bruce and Dick Gregory. The Ritz Auditorium, located on campus on Old Main’s second floor, is accessible by an elevator located at the southwest corner of the building. The performances by Hofstetter and D’Lai are presented by the University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board, and the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services & Leadership Development. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 8:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
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Bluffton Cars and Coffee 8:00 am
Bluffton Cars and Coffee
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Cars & Coffee is an informal gathering of auto enthusiasts where proud drivers will congregate to enjoy a cup of coffee and kick tires. There is something for everyone: Classics, Exotics, Sports Cars, Luxury Cars, Import, Domestic, Etc. Free to everyone with coffee and pastries provided by Common Grounds Coffeehouse & Cafe.
Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Aug 22 @ 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
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
American Girl Tea: Caroline 10:00 am
American Girl Tea: Caroline @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the 1810s Historical American Girl Doll, Caroline! Have tea, snacks, games and make a craft. Choose from one of the two times, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Required to be ages 7-12 with an adult companion. Register with $7 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20.
Flag City Honor Flight Benefit Dance 7:00 pm
Flag City Honor Flight Benefit Dance @ Findlay Senior Center
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Night Jazz and AMVETS Post 21 will present a benefit dance for Flag City Honor Flight at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted. The band will perform hits from many musical eras, focusing on swing music of the 1930s and 1940s. Flag City Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that has transported nearly 500 veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. The tours are conducted with no expense to the veterans. Night Jazz has been performing music made famous by the likes of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra since its formation in 1995. The band has appeared at numerous public and private events around the area including annual appearances at the Riverside Summer Concert Series. Serving as emcees will be Mayor Lydia Mihalik and “Big Dave” Crosser from WKXA-FM. For more information on Flag City Honor Flight, visit flagcityhonorflight.org. For details on the benefit, call Gary Lannes at 419-423-3374.
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 8:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
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Sts. Patrick and Andrew Chicken and Ham Dinner 11:00 am
Sts. Patrick and Andrew Chicken and Ham Dinner @ St. Patrick Hall
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sts. Patrick and Andrew churches will hold their 19th annual chicken and ham dinner Aug. 23 at St. Patrick Hall, 6250 W. Tiffin St., Bascom. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available in a separate line. Meals include a choice of chicken or ham, potatoes, applesauce, green beans, rolls, dessert and drink. The cost of a dinner of a half chicken or whole slice of ham is $8, or $5 for a quarter chicken or half ham slice.
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen 5:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Pair-A-Dice Canteen is a comedy/drama by local author Jim Toth that takes place in a small, rather rundown neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining the bar regulars is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mister Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which affects everyone he comes into contact with on this day.The play was entered into the Carnegie Arts Foundation Playwrighting competition. While it didn’t win one of the three cash awards, it was awarded an honorable mention, one of 12 such awarded out of the 256 plays submitted. Evening performances start promptly at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees will start at 5:00 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Any tickets not claimed five minutes prior to curtain time may be resold. Fort Findlay Playhouse tickets may be purchased through The Arts Partnership or by calling the box office at 419-422-4624. Reservations must be paid in advance, phone reservations may be paid with Visa or MasterCard, but please note the Arts Partnership charges a service fee on credit card payments.
Truck Stop Ministries dinner concert 5:00 pm
Truck Stop Ministries dinner concert @ Petro Truck Stop - North Baltimore
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Truck Stop Ministries will sponsor a dinner concert, featuring Paula Barron and Bill Adkins, Aug. 23 in the Iron Skillet Restaurant at the Petro Truck Stop, 12900 Deshler Road, North Baltimore. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the concert at 6 p.m.
All Star Sprints at Millstream Speedway 6:00 pm
All Star Sprints at Millstream Speedway @ Millstream Speedway
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
 
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Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am
See what animals make the darkness their day and discover how they survive at night! Hear a story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that relate to these nighttime creatures. This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other age siblings welcome.
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Aug 24 @ 8:27 pm – 9:27 pm
 
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Cooper Farms and Haviland Plastics Trip 8:15 am
Cooper Farms and Haviland Plastics Trip @ Hancock County Ohio State University Extension Office
Aug 25 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Chamber Agri-Business committee to tour Cooper Farms and Haviland Plastics in the Van Wert area. Tickets are $20 and cost includes lunch, a goody bag, and snacks, a very limited amount of tickets are available so call The Chamber of Commerce at 419-422-3313 or stop by the office at 123 E. Main Cross Street in Downtown Findlay to pick up tickets today!
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Cut the Craft Thursday 1:00 pm
Cut the Craft Thursday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm
A “Cut the Craft” Thursday to make citrus fizzy bath bomb and natural deodorant will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 27 in Forest-Jackson Public Library. All materials will be provided and registration is unnecessary. For additional information, call the library, 419-273-2400.
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Aug 27 @ 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.
Republican Women of Hancock County meeting 7:00 pm
Republican Women of Hancock County meeting @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. State Rep. Robert Sprague will be the speaker. Gennifer Akroyd of Damsel in Defense will also talk about personal safety. Reservations are required by calling 419-348-3354 by Aug. 24. The meeting is open to the public.
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McComb Lions Club Senior Scholarship Dinner 4:30 pm
McComb Lions Club Senior Scholarship Dinner @ McComb School cafeteria
Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
McCOMB — The McComb Lions Club will hold its eighth annual senior scholarship dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the McComb School cafeteria, prior to the varsity football game with Marion Local. The meal will feature chicken, pork, vegetable, roll, dessert and drink. Dine-in and carry-out options will both be available. Cost of the meal is $9. Tickets are available by presale only and may be purchased through Aug. 22 from any club member or at Primrose Flowers, the McComb VFW or Hoverman Insurance in McComb. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 419-293-3458. All proceeds will be used to fund the club’s scholarship that will be awarded to a 2016 McComb High School senior.
Rock on the Rooftop 6:00 pm
Rock on the Rooftop @ Alexandria's
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A rooftop concert in Downtown Findlay celebrating summer’s end with three area bands, drinks, and fun! Playing a variety of music from alternative to garage-rock, this event will provide a new opportunity for area bands to share their musical talents. All proceeds collected from these events benefit The Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. For more information, contact The Arts Partnership box office by calling 419-422-4624 or visitwww.artspartnership.com.
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Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Aug 29 @ 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
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
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Swiss Mennonite 175 3:00 pm
Swiss Mennonite 175 @ Original Swiss Mennonite Church
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Many of the early pioneers of the Swiss Mennonite settlement left Europe in search of religious freedom. The first church of the settlement was built in 1840 on Road 4 between St. John’s and Ebenezer Mennonite churches. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original church. A celebration will be held at the site of the original church with a worship service, lectures, displays, hymns, and a traditional Swiss meal under a big tent with featured speaker Myron Augsburger. The event will have the scripture theme: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”- Psalm 16:6
Late Model Races at Millstream Speedway 6:00 pm
Late Model Races at Millstream Speedway @ Millstream Speedway
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm
 
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