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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Hot Topics on Workers’ Compensation 11:30 am
Hot Topics on Workers’ Compensation @ Drury Inn & Suites
Aug 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Hot Topics on Workers’ Compensation” will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Drury Inn & Suites, 820 Trenton Ave., Findlay. Topics will include waste characterization and regulations, universal waste compliance and flood-damaged materials. Presenting the program will be Tom Ross, instructor for the University of Findlay All Hazards Training Center, and owner of TRoss Properties and TRoss Environmental Services. The event will be sponsored by Hancock County Safety Council, a program of the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce. Cost to attend the program is $18. Lunch will be provided. Registration and payment may be made online at FindlayHancockChamber.com, by calling 419-422-3313, or emailing rsvp@FindlayHancockChamber.com.
Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Dave Thomas will present the history of the Hancock County Fair. Thomas is the current operations and facilities manager of the Hancock County Agricultural Society, an active Hancock County farmer and a fourth-generation exhibitor at the county fair. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To reserve a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Sojourner Quartet 6:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet @ First United Church of Christ
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet is a Findlay-based southern gospel four-part male quartet that began in 1991 as a contemporary Christian group playing their own instruments and writing many of their own songs. The group members’ mission is to glorify God and Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, regardless of denomination, through their music and personal testimony. Members are Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead and Findlay resident since 1984). The church will also provide refreshments after the concert.
Cottonwood Jam String Band 7:30 pm
Cottonwood Jam String Band @ Wainwright Amphitheatre in Foundation Park
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Cottonwood Jam String Band will perform a free concert from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wainwright Amphitheatre in Foundation Park on South Union Street, Fostoria. The Cottonwood Jam String Band plays and sings a blend of traditional Appalachian, folk and dance music. Rain location will be Cowboys & Angels/Venue 18, 11295 Ohio 18 West, Fostoria.
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Solar Eclipse Presentation 6:30 pm
Solar Eclipse Presentation @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm
Personnel with the Warren Rupp Observatory, Bellville, will present a family program about a total solar eclipse at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest. A total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on Aug. 21.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Lunch on the Lawn: Martin Koop 12:00 pm
Lunch on the Lawn: Martin Koop @ Fostoria Municipal Building lawn
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Martin Koop will give a free performance from noon to 1 p.m. today for the final Lunch on the Lawn at the Fostoria Municipal building in downtown Fostoria. Box lunches will be available for $5. Rain location will be across the street in the BANKquet room at 125 S. Main St.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Crochet and Knitting Program 10:30 am
Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.
Eliot Lewis 7:00 pm
Eliot Lewis @ The Jones Mansion
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm
Independent multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis will return to the Jones Mansion for a special benefit concert to restore its upper porch. The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, with doors opening at 6 p.m. A former member of Average White Band, Lewis consistently performs and releases his own brand of guitar-oriented rock and soul as a solo artist, performing at the Hollywood Bowl and Japan’s Budokan Arena, and he has appeared on television programs like “The Voice,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” and Conan O’Brien’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night programs. He is also a frequent collaborator with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates in their live performances, and makes regular appearances on Hall’s “Live From Daryl’s House” online series. He has also worked with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T., Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb’ Mo’, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker and Gavin DeGraw. Elijah’s bar will be open to serve refreshments. Seats are reserved for the length of the show, so attendees can visit the bar and restrooms without losing their spots. Seating is limited, and there will be no sales at the door the day of the event if presale tickets sell out. The first-sold tickets reserve the most desired seats. Tickets cost $15 per person and can be reserved by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
UF Concert Chorale Performance 9:12 pm
UF Concert Chorale Performance
Aug 16 @ 9:12 pm – 10:12 pm
The University of Findlay is recruiting choristers for its Concert-Chorale performance scheduled for Nov. 19, featuring Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “Reformation Cantata.” Anyone interested in joining the group may contact SeaHwa Jung, UF director of choral activities, at jung@findlay.edu or call 419-434-4717.
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Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation Presentation 6:00 pm
Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation Presentation @ Bluffton Public Library
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will visit the Bluffton Public Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. This is the second time the library has invited the society to speak in its facilities, with the 2015 program reaching over 100 audience members. Author and founder of the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation, Doug Waller, will discuss Bigfoot evidence and eyewitness reports from all over Ohio and beyond. Waller has published three collections of eyewitness accounts. Donations will be accepted at the door. Register in advance by calling 419-358-5016, emailing psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the library’s front desk.
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Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button: Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately 8:00 am
Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button: Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately @ Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce will host Women’s Mentoring Connections’ “Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button … Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately” from 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse located at 7113 Eastern Woods Parkway. The open discussion features a multigenerational panel of women from various professional backgrounds who will share their experiences and advice on using social media. Attendance is free, but the chamber urges attendees to bring a donation to the Hancock County Veterans Service Office. Needed items include women’s and children’s socks, men’s and women’s underwear, gas and iTunes gift cards, emptied iPods and auto parts store gift cards. To register, visit FindlayHancockChamber.com, email RSVP@FindlayHancockChamber.com or call 419-422-3313.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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TGMA Gospel Music Promotions Concert 12:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions Concert @ Carey Gazebo
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present gospel singing at noon Aug. 19 at the gazebo, 141 E. Findlay St., Carey. Performing are New Presence Gospel, Purpose Driven and Paula Barron. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. For information, call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456.
Nashville Crush 7:00 pm
Nashville Crush @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm
Nashville Crush is bringing its fusion of country and rock music to Findlay this summer. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, but no coolers are allowed. The show will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be obtained at the Elks lodge or online at www.findlayelks.org.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Precision Ag Field Day 8:00 am
Precision Ag Field Day @ Kellogg Farms
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am
A Precision Ag Field Day will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at Kellogg Farms, 17392 Township Road 50, near Forest. Registration will be at 8 a.m. Although the event is free, registration is required at go.osu.edu/hardinprecisionagday or by calling the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by Aug. 16 in order to plan for meals and other event arrangements. Some program highlights: Aaron Heilers, project manager for Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, will discuss water quality and nutrient management goals of the three farms in Hardin and Hancock counties. Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension agronomist, will discuss how edge-of-field research is addressing nutrient management issues in Ohio. Kirt Wells will show how farmers can get started with precision data management to make their farming operation more efficient. Kevin Ward will explain how precision agriculture equipment can be used by the smaller producer. Wells and Ward are from Findlay Implement Co. Logan Haake of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, and Kyle Haselman of Haselman Ag Management will show how farmers can use precision ag data in making accurate soil sampling and fertilizer recommendations. Mike Gilkey of 3D Aerial, and John Fulton of OSU Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering will answer questions about how drone technology is collecting imagery to help grain producers make crop health management decisions. During lunch, Megan Burgess of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss cost-share opportunities and local programs that farmers can use to improve nutrient management and address conservation. Harold Watters, OSU Extension agronomist, and Mark Badertscher, Hardin County OSU Extension educator, will explain how producers can make adaptive nitrogen management decisions to meet the needs of their growing corn crop. Lunch will be provided by vendors, the Ohio Farm Bureau and OSU Extension. Fertilizer certification credit will be available to farmers and commercial applicators for participating in the entire field day. It will be one of the final fertilizer certification programs offered before the Sept. 30 deadline for all farmers and commercial applicators who apply fertilizer to 50 or more acres of crops.
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Play Music on The Porch Day 10:00 am
Play Music on The Porch Day @ Bluffton Public Library
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am
A porch sing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library to celebrate Play Music on The Porch Day. Those attending should bring a chair or blanket.
Evening of Barbershop 7:00 pm
Evening of Barbershop @ Star Theatre
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Star Theatre in Upper Sandusky will hold its annual evening of barbershop beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. This annual concert is held to raise funds for the community theater’s scholarship fund. This year’s lineup of quartets includes The Hot Air Buffoons, The Crew and Prototype. Tickets are $15 each and can be reserved by calling the Star Theatre Box Office at 419-294-1411.
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Gavin DeGraw 7:30 pm
Gavin DeGraw @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm
Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy nominated singer Gavin DeGraw and songwriter has stripped his live show down to a trio for a raw, intimate performance in Lima. The setlist will span DeGraw’s entire catalog of songs, which includes “In Love With A Girl,” “We Belong Together,” “Chariot,” “Not Over You” and “Best I Ever Had.”
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