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The Colors of Cuba 1:00 pm
The Colors of Cuba @ 50 North
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm
50 North will host “The Colors of Cuba,” presented by volunteers Dean and Nancy Kessler of Carey, at 1 p.m. June 4. The program is free. In November 2017, a group of 50 North members embarked on a weeklong, people-to-people cultural exchange in Cuba. The Kesslers will bring the Cuba culture and music alive with stories and pictures. Registration is required by calling 50 North at 419-423-8496.
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PrimeTimers Luncheon 12:00 pm
PrimeTimers Luncheon @ St. John Mennonite Church
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) will feature grilled hamburgers and hot dogs at its free PrimeTimers Luncheon beginning at noon Tuesday at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora. Other menu items include macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips, fresh fruit salad, assorted ice cream treats, cold drinks and coffee. Elaine Wehri, accordionist, will provide entertainment after lunch is served. PrimeTimers is a monthly lunch gathering open to anyone 55 and older. It is a ministry of MHCO and St. John Mennonite Church.
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CRAFT Training 5:30 pm
CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Those worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn some possible solutions during an upcoming class offered by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services focused on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The free class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, May 9 through June 13, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to buy the book, but copies can be borrowed during the class. Call the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985 to register.
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Tea and Quilts 2:00 pm
Tea and Quilts @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm
Guests can enjoy tea and treats while learning about the “Declaration of Sentiments” exhibit, featuring handcrafted quilts depicting women’s struggle for equality, empowerment and justice throughout American history. Lisa Dodson, regional co-representative for Studio Art Quilt Associates Indiana, will discuss the journey from the birth of the Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Her talk will highlight the climate of the Antebellum period and how the sacrifices of the men and women of that era influenced the exhibit’s artists.
Genealogy Research Program 7:00 pm
Genealogy Research Program @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A genealogy research program will be held from 7-8 p.m. June 7 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Justin Crawfis will present a program about using recently digitized Hancock County newspapers in researching family history.
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Tea and Doll Show 12:30 pm
Tea and Doll Show @ Tiffin Historic Trust Grammes-Brown House
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm
Grandmothers, mothers and children are invited to bring their favorite doll to Tiffin for tea and treats. Myrna Riedel, an expert on American and international dolls, will discuss the history of the guests’ dolls. Self-guided tours of the Grammes-Brown House are included with the admission donation, with a tour of the next-door doll museum available for $6. Tea seating is limited with reservations required.
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Beginning Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Beginning Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A beginning watercolor painting class with Jeanne Beutler will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 11 at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch. Participants will paint a view of water and seagrass. A $10 fee includes all supplies. Register by June 4 at 419-596-3727.
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“Taste of Detroit” Tour 7:00 am
“Taste of Detroit” Tour @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum is sponsoring a historic “Taste of Detroit” tour on Wednesday, June 13. Participants will learn more about the historical development of Detroit, how the influences of several immigrant populations have shaped its culinary and restaurant landscape, tour prominent architectural landmarks and sample cuisine around the city. The tour will depart at 7 a.m. from the museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. Upon arrival in Detroit, participants will take a walking brunch tour of the Eastern Market, one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the country, visiting some of the market’s specialty stores and learning about its history. Samples will include cheese pairings at the family-owned DeVries, pizza at Supino Pizzeria, and Greek specialties at Gabriel Import Co. Guests will also view many of the market’s famous murals and see the Motown Room at Bert’s Entertainment Complex, which also features a marketplace and jazz club. Next, guests will take a driving tour of historic Brush Park, Capitol Park, Woodward Avenue, and the International RiverWalk, as well as an extensive guided tour of the Guardian Building. Known as “Detroit’s Cathedral of Finance,” the 1929 Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark and one of the world’s pre-eminent examples of the Art Deco style. The lobby beckons visitors with a three-story vaulted ceiling covered in Rookwood and Pewabic tiles. The tour continues in Mexicantown and Southwest Detroit, with a stop at the family-owned Honey Bee Market to sample homemade guacamole, salsa and tamales. There will also be a guided tour of the historic Ste. Anne de Detroit Church, built in 1886. The parish is the second oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the United States, founded in 1701. Next up is a driving tour of Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, which was settled by Irish immigrants in the 1830s. Corktown is home to many well-preserved Victorian homes and commercial buildings. In recent years, Corktown has seen a resurgence of investment by a young, creative class. Guests will take part in a guided tour of the Fisher Building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1928. According to the National Park Service, the building displays the finest craftsmanship of any Art Deco building constructed in the United States during the 1920s. While at the Fisher Building, guests will sample baked goods from Stella Café and City Bakery. The day concludes with a sit-down dinner at Traffic Jam and Snug, a Detroit icon and Michigan’s first brew pub. Space on the tour is limited and advance reservations are required. The cost of the day trip is $145 for members of the museum, $160 for non-members, and the price covers charter bus travel, guided tours of the destinations above with local tour guides, all samples and tastings, and dinner. All reservations and payment must be received by June 1. For more information or to make a reservation, call the museum at 419-423-4433 or visit www.hancockhistoricalmuseum.org.
CRAFT Training 5:30 pm
CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Those worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn some possible solutions during an upcoming class offered by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services focused on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The free class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, May 9 through June 13, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to buy the book, but copies can be borrowed during the class. Call the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985 to register.
Social Security Workshop 5:30 pm
Social Security Workshop @ First National Bank
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A free Social Security workshop to help people tell where they stand for retirement and provide strategies for maximizing benefits will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 13 at First National Bank, 1630 Tiffin Ave. A representative of Franklin Templeton Investments will provide general information about Social Security and discuss the issues the program faces now and in the future, as well as outline some strategies for maximizing benefits. Included in the presentation is information about the new Social Security optimizer tool. The tool will take your retirement information and provide details about where you currently stand for retirement and how you can achieve more. Workshop attendees are being asked to bring retirement information with them to the workshop, where an appointment can be made for a later date to discuss the optimizer tool. The required information can be found on the First National Bank website at www.e-fnb.com. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 419-384-3221, by visiting any First National Bank branch, or by visiting www.e-FNB.com. RSVPs are requested by June 11.
Composting Panel Discussion 7:00 pm
Composting Panel Discussion @ Third floor of Bluffton Town Hall
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
A free panel discussion about composting hosted by Transition Bluffton will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the third floor Bluffton Town Hall meeting room, 154 N. Main St. The program is designed for both inexperienced and experienced composters and will consist of a short presentation and sharing by participants about what has worked well for them. Ideas for creating community-wide opportunities to compost will be discussed, in addition to single-home composting.
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The Health Benefits of Strawberries 4:30 pm
The Health Benefits of Strawberries @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Chef Tara, owner of Eleat Culinary Services, will teach participants about the health benefits of strawberries during a free program from 4:30-5:30 p.m. June 14 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Attendees will taste locally produced strawberries and both sweet and savory dishes prepared with berries. Registration is required by visiting www.findlaylibrary.org or by calling 419-422-1712, ext. 245.
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Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class 9:45 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 15 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of teaching reading, writing, English, life skills or subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. No professional training or education is required. Register by emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
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Meet the Instruments 10:30 am
Meet the Instruments @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
As part of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2018 summer reading program, Kim Brickner will present Meet the Instruments, an interactive introduction to a wide variety of musical instruments, for ages 4-8. The program will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 18 in the Lindamood Room. The theme of SummerRead, which runs through July 28, is “Libraries Rock!”
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Introduction to Archery 6:00 pm
Introduction to Archery @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An “Introduction to Archery” program will be held in Oakwoods Nature Preserve Thursday for those at least 9 years to adult, hosted by Hancock Park District. Sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. for individuals 9 to 14 years old and from 7 to 8 p.m. for individuals 15 years and older. The program, led by a certified archery instructor, will be held adjacent to Dold Lake, down from the front parking lot. Registration at $10 per person can be made online at www.HancockParks.com or at the park district administrative offices, 1424 E. Main Cross St., by 4 p.m. Thursday. The program will be held with a maximum of 10 participants per session. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Succulent Dish Garden Make-and-Take Program 6:00 pm
Succulent Dish Garden Make-and-Take Program @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
A succulent dish garden make-and-take program will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. Susie Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses will introduce participants to succulents and discuss their varieties and care. Each person will create their own succulent dish garden. The program is open to adults and families with adult supervision. Registration is required. The fee is $15 cash per succulent dish garden, payable at the door.
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Bluffton Relay for Hope 4:30 pm
Bluffton Relay for Hope @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm – 11:59 pm
BLUFFTON — The purple shoes hanging from the eaves of downtown businesses along Bluffton’s Main Street can only mean one thing: Relay for Hope is near. The fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road. This year’s theme is “Hope, Love, Believe, Walk for a Cure.” Teams walk to raise money and support for the cancer society. Activities will include a survivor dinner and lap, team and individual laps, luminarias and a memory service, food, music, games and entertainment. A pie contest and auction and silent auction also return this year, organized by members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera. The first Relay for Life pie auction was held in 2006. Entries from the public are judged, with prizes awarded to the top three. The rest of the competitors receive a participation prize, said Esther Spaeth, who oversees the pie competition. She said all kinds of pies are represented in the contest. According to the rules, the pie must be completely homemade, including the crust. Spaeth said there are usually 25 pies in the contest, and everyone is welcome to come, bid, and take home a homemade pie. Judging is held at 6:45 p.m., and the auction takes place at 7:30. The youngest baker this year is 9. The most profitable pie ever — a pecan pie — went for $200. And last year’s auction raised a record $2,014. There is a $20 minimum bid for each pie. Following the event, the recipes are collected and put together in a cookbook which also serves as a relay fundraiser. Cookbooks from former years will be available for a donation at this year’s relay. A meal is provided for survivors at 5 p.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 6:15. A pork chop dinner will be served, and there will also be a booth with sandwiches, chips and drinks. The silent auction will offer bidders more than 100 items ranging from gift cards and toys to homemade items. The luminaria service begins at 9 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Area firemen do a lap in full turnout gear at 10 p.m., and a 5K Glow Run begins at 10:30. Registration starts at 9:30 and the fee is $25, with all proceeds going to Bluffton Relay for Hope. The public can come out and register for the walk Friday, as can participants for the Glow Run. Beginning at 2 p.m., luminarias can be purchased for $5 to remember those who have died or celebrate a survivor. More information and registration forms are available by contacting Lynda Best at 419-296-2790 or bestlynda568@gmail.com, stopping at the Village Cut & Curl at 212 Cherry St. in Bluffton, or checking the Facebook page: Bluffton Area Relay for Life-Ohio. Relay for Hope schedule: 2-8:30 p.m. — Luminarias available for purchase at tent along BFR sidewalk 4:30-5:30 p.m. — Entertainment by Katie Hohenbrink and Sheila Hausken 4:30-6:30 p.m. — Drive-thru or dine-in lasagna meal 5 p.m. — Survivors’ meal 5-9:30 p.m. — Silent auction inside BFR by Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera 5:30 p.m. — National anthem by Courtney McLaughlin 6:15 p.m. — Presentation of colors by Ed Amstutz and the color guard; opening remarks; survivor, caregiver and team laps 6:30-7 p.m. — Findlay Cloggers 6:30 p.m. — Concession stand inside BFR by Trinity Lutheran Church 6:45 p.m. — Pie judging inside BFR 7:30 p.m. — Pie auction 7:30-8:30 p.m. — Jon Butler with ’50s and ’60s music. 8 p.m. — Quarter lap 8-9 p.m. — Music 9 p.m. — Luminaria service 9:30 p.m. — Memory lap in silence; registration begins for 5K Glow Run at table at BFR front doors 10 p.m. — End of silent auction; fireman’s lap 10:30 p.m. — 5K Glow Run 11 p.m. — Music by Nick Nowlan Midnight — Pizza inside BFR; cleanup and closing ceremony
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Riverside Wine Festival 1:00 pm
Riverside Wine Festival @ Riverside Park
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ohio wineries will return for the Arts Partnership’s Riverside Wine Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Admission for Riverside Wine Festival is $25, five tastings and commemorative wine glass included. Tickets for those not tasting or those under 21 are $10. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase. Entrances are located on the east side of Riverside Pool near the band shell and the concession stand. Attendees of legal drinking age can purchase tasting privileges with proper identification in accordance with applicable laws. Free parking is available at Riverside Park and the east lot of Riverside Suites, 1100 E. Main Cross St. Voted the best wine festival of 2016 by readers of Ohio Magazine, Riverside Wine Festival’s selection ranges from world-class wines to lighter wines made from fresh fruit. Attendees can sample wines from each winery and bottles will be available for purchase to take home. Participating wineries are: Camelot Cellars, Columbus Chateau Tebeau, Helena D & D Smith Winery, Norwalk Deer’s Leap Winery, Geneva Gillig Winery, Findlay Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion Sycamore Lake Wine Co., Columbus Grove The Winery at Versailles Via Vecchia Winery, Columbus The event will also feature live music, food and exhibitors. Exhibitors include Awakening Minds Art, Cartoon Giant, My Own Backyard Herbs & Flowers, Rustic Bendz, Ziss Custom Glass, Lip Tease, Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care, Danby, EverLasting Furniture, and LuLaRoe. Local food will be available from Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats, Big Jerk, Doughlicious Drizzles and Delights, Sweet Dream Gourmet, and Wolfies Nuts. Attendees can also participate in mini paint and partake sessions from Awakening Minds Art. For no extra cost, attendees can also take advantage of large yard games such as cornhole and giant Jenga. Proceeds from the event benefit the Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. Its mission is to provide, encourage and promote quality arts education, community enrichment and entertainment opportunities. It is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small-business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Sit and Sip with the Author 2:00 pm
Sit and Sip with the Author @ Hull's Trace Wine Cellar
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hull’s Trace Wine Cellar, 105 E. Liberty St., Arlington, is hosting a “Sit and Sip with the Author” event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. David C. Greer, a practicing trial lawyer from Dayton, will share stories from his recently published book “God is Merciful: The Colorful Career of John E. Egan.” Come for the tales about John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis, Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover; stay for the crimes which made Ohio headlines while having your picture taken with Dillinger or Capone. The winery will be pouring wines and beers for purchase by Innocent Bystander, 19 Crimes and Jackie O’s. The program is free.
Boy Scout Troop 322 Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser 4:30 pm
Boy Scout Troop 322 Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser @ Stonebridge Church
Jun 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 322 will host a Harlan’s chicken barbecue fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. June 23 at Stonebridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advance by contacting Amber Greeno at 419-306-1498 or from any Scout from Troop 322. Proceeds will directly benefit the Scouts by continuing to provide learning opportunities through campouts and new experiences.
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First Baptist Church Carry-in Picnic Lunch 12:00 pm
First Baptist Church Carry-in Picnic Lunch @ First Baptist Church
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In moving to its summer schedule, First Baptist Church will host a noon “carry-in picnic lunch” the last Sunday of each month, from May to September. The lunch will be followed by an early afternoon service at 1:15 p.m., with no 6 p.m. service that week. First Baptist is located at 1635 Fostoria Ave.
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Thrive Over 50: Healthy Living Coaching 11:30 am
Thrive Over 50: Healthy Living Coaching @ 50 North
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
“Thrive Over 50 … Healthy Living Coaching” will be provided by Annie Hayes, a certified personal trainer and certified nutrition coach through Cornell University from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25 and Aug. 22 at 50 North. Attendees will learn tips on ways to improve nutrition, ward off disease, build their immune system, reduce body inflammation, improve brain health, conquer weight concerns and develop an accountability plan. The presentation focuses on longevity and “progress over perfection.” Presentations are free, but registration is required at 419-423-8496.
Watercolor Painting Sessions 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Sessions @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will hold watercolor sessions at 6 p.m. June 25 and July 23 at the Bluffton Public Library. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016. The cost is $10 and all supplies are provided.
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Quilling Class 1:00 pm
Quilling Class @ 50 North
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm
Bridget Lee will teach the art of quilling at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 50 North. Quilling involves rolling narrow strips of paper into circles, shaping them, and putting them together to make a variety of artwork. The workshop will begin with basic instruction for beginners, followed by rolling some basic shapes. All skill levels are welcome. Registration and a $20 fee are required by Monday. Call 419-423-8496.
Respecting Yourself and Others 1:00 pm
Respecting Yourself and Others @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm
Open Arms of Findlay will provide a program for fourth- and fifth-graders at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton Public Library. The theme is “Respecting Yourself and Others.” Registration is required.
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Essential Oil Make-and-Take Program 6:00 pm
Essential Oil Make-and-Take Program @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm
An essential oil make-and-take program will be held at 6 p.m. June 28 at the Bluffton Public Library. Participants will make their own hand scrub from simple household ingredients using essential oils. The cost is $6, which includes a container and all ingredients. Registration is due today by calling 419-358-5016.
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