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Night at the Museum 6:00 pm
Night at the Museum @ Bluffton Middle School
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bluffton Middle School will host its annual Night at the Museum from 6-7 p.m. May 1. The event will be held in the middle school gymnasium and cafetorium, and features over 250 projects. Sixth-graders have chosen a country to display and show its culture. Students in seventh grade have chosen a famous person to feature and share why they are remembered, and eighth-graders have chosen a career field to research. All students will dress up to represent their project.
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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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May the 4th Be With You 6:00 pm
May the 4th Be With You @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A “May the 4th Be With You” program will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be crafts and activities for Star Wars Day. Costumes are welcome. No registration is required.
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UF Spring 2017 Graduation
UF Spring 2017 Graduation @ Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
May 6 all-day
The University of Findlay will hold graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Saturday. The graduate ceremony is at 9 a.m. with Adam Hechko, a 2002 graduate and veterinarian, speaking. State Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, will speak at the 3 p.m. undergraduate ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. There are 250 graduates from fall 2016 along with 815 spring and summer graduates, though they may not all be walking on Saturday. The ceremonies will be broadcast live by UFTV on its YouTube channel, UFTV Productions. Livestreaming can also be accessed at www.findlay.edu/commencement. DVDs may be ordered for $30 each by visiting UF’s commencement page. There will also be streaming of Griffith Memorial Arch ceremonies following the commencement exercises via Facebook Live.
Mother’s Day Workshop For Kids 10:00 am
Mother’s Day Workshop For Kids @ Fostoria Community Arts Council office
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cheryl Graves will provide a free workshop for elementary school-age children to make Mother’s Day cards and gifts from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 6, in Fostoria Community Arts Council office, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. The program is for children in first through fifth grade. For more information, or reservations, call Graves at 419-435-7474. The workshop is funded with a grant from Geary Family Foundation.
Build A Reading Buddy 11:00 am
Build A Reading Buddy @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
May 6 @ 11:00 am
Families will get the chance to build a reading buddy at the Putnam County Public Library in Ottawa and two of its branches in May. Children will make a 16-inch teddy bear with help from an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 6 in Continental, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Ottawa and 11 a.m. May 20 in Fort Jennings. There is no cost, but the number of participants is limited. Registration opens Tuesday. Choose the library you’d like to attend and call the main library at 419-523-3747 to register.
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Build A Reading Buddy 6:30 pm
Build A Reading Buddy @ Putnam County District Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm
Families will get the chance to build a reading buddy at the Putnam County Public Library in Ottawa and two of its branches in May. Children will make a 16-inch teddy bear with help from an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 6 in Continental, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Ottawa and 11 a.m. May 20 in Fort Jennings. There is no cost, but the number of participants is limited. Registration opens Tuesday. Choose the library you’d like to attend and call the main library at 419-523-3747 to register.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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HHWP Head Start Open House 1:00 pm
HHWP Head Start Open House @ Findlay Head Start
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HHWP Head Start will hold an ice cream social and open house from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Findlay Head Start building, 545 Winfield Ave. Activities will include carnival games and prizes and a visit from the Findlay Fire Department. Dietsch Brothers ice cream will be served. Parents wishing to register their children in the Head Start program should bring verification of date of birth, family income and immunization records, if available. If the family is homeless or living with family or friends due to lack of their own home, receiving TANF (OWF) or SSI, or if the child is a foster child, the student is eligible without further proof of income. Head Start takes applications year-round. Call Bailey Gearing at 419-423-3147, ext. 209, to schedule an appointment or to receive an application in the mail.
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Archery for Beginners 8:30 am
Archery for Beginners @ Dold Lake at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
An “Archery for Beginners” program, presented by Hancock Park District staff, will be held Saturday at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Certified instructors will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. with 9- to 11-year-olds, and from 10:30 a.m. to noon for 12- to 14-year-olds. Equipment will be provided. Each session will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 individuals. Registration is $10 per person and must be made by 3 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and is available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office.
Mount Blanchard Cleanup Day 9:00 am
Mount Blanchard Cleanup Day @ Mount Blanchard
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Youth groups from sports teams, church groups and civic and academic organizations are being sought to help Saturday’s Mount Blanchard cleanup day. Groups will be working from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch provided at noon. Jobs will include putting down mulch, planting trees and flowers, painting, picking up litter and cleaning the streets. At the parks, groups will rake leaves, clean up debris, paint and complete work needed at the pool. Contact Jackie Porcello at 419-306-3073 to sign up or for more information.
Findlay Police Department Bike Rodeo 10:00 am
Findlay Police Department Bike Rodeo @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Findlay Police Department’s “Bikes, Books and Badges” program will be hosting a bicycle rodeo geared at teaching area youths safe cycling skills from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky Street. The free event is open to any Hancock County youth in third to sixth grades. Participants should bring their bike and a helmet if they have one. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event will feature obstacle courses, education stations, food, prizes and entertainment. Free bike helmets will be provided to those who need them, and bike licenses will also be provided at no charge to children residing in Findlay.
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Hancock County Law Enforcement Memorial Service 6:00 pm
Hancock County Law Enforcement Memorial Service @ Fraternal Order of Police Memorial
May 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 20 will hold its annual Hancock County Law Enforcement Memorial Service for its fallen police officers. The service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the FOP Memorial at 1769 Romick Parkway. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the St. Michael’s School auditorium at 750 Bright Rd. This year’s speaker will be the Rev. Frank Ruffatto, executive director of Peace Officer Ministries, Inc. The Toledo Pipe and Drum will also perform. This event is open to the public.
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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
McComb High School Academic Honors Program 7:00 pm
McComb High School Academic Honors Program @ McComb High School
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
McComb High School will hold its Academic Honors Program at 7 p.m. May 16 in the auditorium. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher will receive plaques. The program also will include student talent, a speaker and recognition of scholars.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
May 17 @ 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
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A Dog’s Purpose 1:00 pm
A Dog’s Purpose @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – May 19 @ 8:45 pm
The movie “A Dog’s Purpose” will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday in Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest. The evening movie lasts until 8:40 p.m. Admission is $1 per person which includes a popcorn and a drink. For more information, contact the library at 419-273-2400.
50 North Spring Fashion Show 6:30 pm
50 North Spring Fashion Show @ 50 North
May 18 @ 6:30 pm
50 North will host a girls night out spring fashion show at 6:30 p.m. May 18, featuring an evening of summer fashions by CJ Banks and Christopher & Banks. Registration and a $7 fee are required by Monday.
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O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree
O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree @ Allen County Fairgrounds
May 19 – May 21 all-day
Allen County is revving up for the 32nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree. Contestants will test their driving skills in obstacle courses, a mud pit, UTV races, burnout contests and more. Camping spots will be available on site, and those who want to register their four-wheel drive vehicles into the event can call 317-236-6515 or visit the website. Registration is $70 until May 12, then $90 at the event. Participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores have adult tickets at $18 per day. Online and at-the-gate adult tickets are $20 per day, $10 per day for kids 3-12, and free for younger kids. RV spots are $50, $20 for tents and covers a minimum two-night stay and four people. Registration and tech inspection starts 8 a.m. each day. The public can enter at 10 a.m. May 19, and 9 a.m. the following days. The final May 19 event starts at 6 p.m., the final May 20 event is 6:30 p.m., and the last May 21 event is 3:30 p.m.
The Amazing Race at St. Andrew’s 6:30 pm
The Amazing Race at St. Andrew’s @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“The Amazing Race” will be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, with team games held around the church, 120 W. Sandusky St. The all-ages event will also include ice cream.
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Mount Blanchard Gun Club Youth Fun Day 9:00 am
Mount Blanchard Gun Club Youth Fun Day @ Mount Blanchard Gun Club
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Mount Blanchard Gun Club will hold a youth fun day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20. Activities will include range and firearms safety. Firearms, targets and ammunition will be provided, or participants can bring their own gun. Clay target shooting and .22-caliber rifle shooting will also be offered. No experience is needed. Lunch is provided. There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted. The event is open to all school-age students. The gun club is located at 21655 Hancock County 186, Mount Blanchard. For more information, call 419-273-5057.
Build A Reading Buddy 11:00 am
Build A Reading Buddy @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings Branch
May 20 @ 11:00 am
Families will get the chance to build a reading buddy at the Putnam County Public Library in Ottawa and two of its branches in May. Children will make a 16-inch teddy bear with help from an adult. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. May 6 in Continental, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Ottawa and 11 a.m. May 20 in Fort Jennings. There is no cost, but the number of participants is limited. Registration opens Tuesday. Choose the library you’d like to attend and call the main library at 419-523-3747 to register.
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Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
May 22 @ 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. The day begins with the business meeting, along with show and tell. Deb Sendelbach will lead quilters in the second part of completing a tote bag with a pinwheel on the front. Questions on programs may be directed to Beverly McClarren at 419-348-2644. Call Tina Wood at 419-348-4247 with questions about the club.
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Library Teen Exam Cram 5:00 pm
Library Teen Exam Cram @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a “teen exam cram” on May 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. Young adults are invited to bring books and friends to prepare for exams. Study groups are welcome. Snacks will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Spring into Summer Kids Party 6:30 pm
Spring into Summer Kids Party @ Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A kids’ “Spring into Summer” party will be held in the basement of Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 are invited for stories, crafts, games and treats. For more information, contact Jane at 419-299-3690.
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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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