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Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates 9:30 am
Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates @ Jenera Community Park
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am
Summer play dates through Trinity Jenera’s Mornings With Mommy program will be held at the Jenera Community Park, south of the village on Ohio 698, on the first and third Mondays of June, July and August. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., parents, grandparents and caregivers may bring children of any age to enjoy playing outside with other children while the adults visit.
Findlay Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks 5:00 pm
Findlay Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm
Entertainment will be provided at the Hancock County Fairgrounds’ gospel music stage beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, July 3, during the Independence Day celebration. Performers include One Voice, Purpose Drive, Singing Crowes and 441 Quartet. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is free parking and admission to the fairgrounds. Food vendors will be on site. The fireworks display begins at 10 p.m.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House 9:30 am
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:45 pm
The Findlay Family YMCA will host several free open houses this month to introduce its new Y-PAC (Youth Physical Activity Center). The Y-PAC area is fully supervised and safe for children ages 8-13 and includes gaming bikes, interactive climbing, strength and cardio, active floor games, dance and step games, and active wall games. Open houses are planned for 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday; 5-7 p.m. July 19; and 5-7 p.m. July 21. The first 50 kids to arrive at each open house will receive a free T-shirt.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
Peter Rabbit Camp 9:00 am
Peter Rabbit Camp @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children ages 7 to 10 can dive into three of Beatrix Potter’s books about animals at the Hancock Park District’s Peter Rabbit Camp from July 11 to 13 at the McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 U.S. 224. Campers will be reading and exploring “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Tale of Pigling Bland.” Living from 1866 to 1943, Potter was an English artist, author, conservationist, botanist and businesswoman, creating the Peter Rabbit book character and eventually expanding it to merchandise including a doll (which she created herself) board games and tea sets. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will paint and draw, learn more about the natural history of the animals and play games and activities around the themes of each story. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The camp will take a maximum of 20 participants, and needs a minimum of six in order to take place. Register with $36 per child by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6. A medical form is required and available at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or www.hancockparks.com. For more information, contact Michelle Rumschlag at mrumschlag@hancockparks.com or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Camp Laffalot 9:00 am
Camp Laffalot @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration is underway for Camp Laffalot, a new camp coming to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14 at the facility, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. Led by trained counselors, youth ages 6-12 will spend the week playing high-energy sports and games that help develop teamwork, build whole body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship and enjoy friendly competition. Register at www.laffalotcamps.com using promo code 7FOR7 by Sunday to receive $7 off the registration fee. Contact director Joseph Beagle at 419-358-4150 for more information.
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Tunes and Trains 1:00 pm
Tunes and Trains @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will host a day of train-related activities, cars and music. The first three hours will feature quarter-scale train rides ($2 adults, $1 for kids), a classic car and truck show, model train layouts and other activities, with live music performed from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. by Jake Cline Music. Artists playing after the concert gates open are Shelby County Line at 4:30 p.m., JB Crockett at 5:45 p.m., Sean Williams at 7 p.m., Ryan Robinette at 8:45 p.m., and Joshua Melton at 10:30 p.m. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available on the grounds all day.
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First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp
First Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Camp @ First Presbyterian Church
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
Registration is open for the church’s music and arts camp, to be held July 17-21 for children ages 3 through fifth grade. Registration forms are available in the church office or on the music page of the church website at http://findlayfpc.org/worship/music/. For more information, call 419-423-2112 or email brent@findlayfpc.org.
Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates 9:30 am
Mornings With Mommy Summer Play Dates @ Jenera Community Park
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am
Summer play dates through Trinity Jenera’s Mornings With Mommy program will be held at the Jenera Community Park, south of the village on Ohio 698, on the first and third Mondays of June, July and August. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., parents, grandparents and caregivers may bring children of any age to enjoy playing outside with other children while the adults visit.
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Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House 5:00 pm
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Family YMCA will host several free open houses this month to introduce its new Y-PAC (Youth Physical Activity Center). The Y-PAC area is fully supervised and safe for children ages 8-13 and includes gaming bikes, interactive climbing, strength and cardio, active floor games, dance and step games, and active wall games. Open houses are planned for 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday; 5-7 p.m. July 19; and 5-7 p.m. July 21. The first 50 kids to arrive at each open house will receive a free T-shirt.
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Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House 5:00 pm
Findlay YMCA Y-PAC Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Family YMCA will host several free open houses this month to introduce its new Y-PAC (Youth Physical Activity Center). The Y-PAC area is fully supervised and safe for children ages 8-13 and includes gaming bikes, interactive climbing, strength and cardio, active floor games, dance and step games, and active wall games. Open houses are planned for 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday; 5-7 p.m. July 19; and 5-7 p.m. July 21. The first 50 kids to arrive at each open house will receive a free T-shirt.
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105th Schey Family Reunion 12:30 pm
105th Schey Family Reunion @ American Legion
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm
The 105th Schey family reunion will be held Sunday at the American Legion, 815 E. Mathias St., Leipsic. There will be a potluck at 12:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting, ice cream and reminiscing. In order to keep the family records current, those attending are asked to bring information about family births, marriages and deaths for the past few years.
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Erin Wasinger and Sarah Arthur Book Signing 6:30 pm
Erin Wasinger and Sarah Arthur Book Signing @ Putnam County District Library -- Columbus Grove Location
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Authors Erin Wasinger and Sarah Arthur will talk and sign copies of their latest book at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the Columbus Grove branch of the Putnam County District Library. The book is titled “The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us” and will be available for purchase. Wasinger is a native of Columbus Grove and now lives in Lansing, Michigan. Arthur, a native of Michigan, is the author of 11 books, including “At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer and Mommy Time.”
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