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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jul 2 @ 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.
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Ride to Remember
Ride to Remember @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 11 all-day
Bicycle enthusiasts may register for the inaugural Ride to Remember bicycle ride scheduled Saturday, July 11, in Bluffton. The event offers short bike routes for families interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders starting and ending at Bluffton Family Recreation. Ride to Remember offers a 10-mile loop, a 64-mile loop with cutoffs for 13, 17, 24, 50 and 57 miles and a 100-mile course. The 10-mile fun loop offers riddles to solve for families participating. There is also a two-mile walk, run, bike loop through Bluffton. The ride is a fund-raiser for the Bluffton Bike and Pedestrian Pathway Committee. The organization has constructed one Bluffton bike path and is working on additional paths, to eventually encircle the northwestern Ohio village. Costs for the ride are $20 for individuals ($25 after June 30). Family members ride for $20 for the first member, $15 for the second and $5 for each additional member (add $5 to each after June 30). Registrations may be mailed to Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, OH 45817. Checks are payable to Bluffton Family Recreation. Persons may also register on-line at www.bfronline.com. Registration includes a lightweight bag for the first 200 registered riders, snacks at rest stop and finish, roaming repair van and rider pick-up service, pass to Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, shower at BFR and coupon for up to $8 off at Bluffton restaurants. Sign-in and registration opens at 6 p.m. Routes open at 6:30 a.m. An optional mass start is at 8 a.m. Routes close at 4 p.m. For additional information, including maps showing the routes, go to www.RideToRemember.net, or see the flyer!
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Mazza Museum Summer Conference
Mazza Museum Summer Conference @ Mazza Museum
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
Join the Mazza Museum for their 21st annual Summer Conference! Featuring artists Rafael Lopez, Mark Teague, Jonathon Bean, Aaron Becker, Elisha Cooper, David Costello, Sophie Blackall, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher, and Deborah Freedman. The Children’s Book Writing strand is back again this year and, as always, the “discount” book sale and autographing by the artist/authors. For more information visit the Mazza Museum’s website.
Monday painting class 6:00 pm
Monday painting class @ Putnam County District Library - Columbus Grove Branch
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm
A painting class will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch. Jeanne Beutler will be the instructor. Participants will paint a bird using watercolors. The fee is $10 per person which includes all supplies. Space is limited. To register, call 419-659-2355.
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McComb Rotary Club Golf Open
McComb Rotary Club Golf Open @ Shady Acres Golf Course
Jul 15 all-day
The McComb Rotary Club will hold its 53rd annual golf open Wednesday at Shady Acres Golf Course, McComb. The $75 fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner and skill and door prizes, as well as a hole-in-one contest on the 16th hole for a new car. All proceeds help support the McComb Rotary Scholarship and first-grade literacy programs. Tee times are available by calling the golf course at 419-293-9656. For more information, call David Crates at 419-293-3019.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jul 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
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Cancer Patient Service’s Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt 5:15 pm
Cancer Patient Service’s Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt @ Coffee Amici
Jul 16 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cancer Patient Services is excited to announce its first annual Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will begin at Coffee Amici, where teams or individuals can register for $20. Participants can register beginning at 5:15 p.m. on the day of the event. The course will take place in downtown Findlay where participants will receive clues that will help them reach the finish line at Waldo Pepper’s. Goodies and raffle tickets will be given out along the route!
Paint and Sip 6:00 pm
Paint and Sip @ Bluffton Sportsmen's Club
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bluffton Family Recreation will host a paint and sip event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club. Registration includes supplies, snacks and a glass of wine. To register call 419-358-4150.
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 16 @ 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.
Farm Solar Power Twilight Tour 7:00 pm
Farm Solar Power Twilight Tour @ McBride Farm
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Farm Solar Power Twilight Tour will be held at Jerry McBride’s farm in Dola from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the County Twilight Tour program. The event will allow time to see first-hand a recently installed and operating solar power system. There will also be a presentation inside the barn. Participants can also bring a copy of their electric bill to the program if they would like a basic solar assessment provided at no charge. Refreshments will be provided.
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AMA Painting Class 11:00 am
AMA Painting Class @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Awakening Minds Art will present an acrylic painting class at CMF! All needed supplies and instruction will be provided.
Ride for Victory 12:00 pm
Ride for Victory @ Fostoria Moose Lodge
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The “Ride for Victory” event will be the Tina Warsop-Beam Memorial Colon Cancer Awareness Ride for motorcycles and custom cars. The ride will begin and end at the Fostoria Moose Lodge and feature poker runs, auctions, door prizes, raffles, shirts and food! The first bike/car well be out at noon with the last one in at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $25 single/$40 double, and an additional hand for $15. The shirt and meal are included in the cost. All proceeds benefit the Victory Center in Toledo. For more information, e-mail twbride4victory@gmail.com or visit http://www.facebook.com/Twbride4victory!
Wharton barbecue fundraiser 4:30 pm
Wharton barbecue fundraiser @ Wharton Community Park
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A chicken barbecue fundraiser for the Wharton Community Park will be held at the park shelter house from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Meals catered by Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats will be available for dine in or carry out. Tickets are $8 and include a half chicken, baked potato, baked beans, roll and water. Tickets are available by calling Naneen Kotterman at 419-458-2683, Tina Balduf at 419-458-5285 or Nancy Grubbs at 419-458-1118. Live music will be presented by Living Water from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for park maintenance and improvements. There will not be a Wharton Festival this year.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. Quilters will make veterans’ quilts following patterns demonstrated at the June meeting, and are asked to bring red, white and blue fabrics to the meeting. Assistance will be provided. Those attending can bring a sack lunch and continue quilting following lunch. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend. For more information, call Nancy Curtis at 419-308-0926.
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Stuff The Bus
Stuff The Bus @ McDonald's
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day
Stuff the Bus, the annual school supply collection sponsored by WFIN-AM and WKXA-FM, will be held July 23-25 at McDonald’s, 1921 Tiffin Ave. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23 and 24, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25. New, unused supplies of all types are needed, including book bags, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, boxes of tissues, paper, pencils and hand sanitizer. Cash donations will also be accepted to purchase supplies. More information: http://thecourier.com/family-news/2015/07/16/get-ready-to-stuff-that-bus/
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Red Cross B*A*S*H 7:00 pm
Red Cross B*A*S*H @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
After Rally in the Alley, head over to the Hancock County Fairgrounds for an evening of army-inspired fun for summer’s best party! Tons of fun and entertainment including: Live music by Tongue ‘N Groove with special guests Chaos Golden Corral Mess Hall Fun & games in the ‘Swamp’ Rosie’s Bar And much more! Tickets are just $5; kids 11 and under are $2, children in strollers are free.
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Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler 7:45 am
Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler @ Cooper Field at Findlay High School
Jul 25 @ 7:45 am – 9:30 am
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company celebrates over 100 years in the tire business! Cooper invites walkers and runners of all ages and skill levels to participate. Funds are being raised on behalf of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Scholarship, a component of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. More information coming soon! Registration at RunSignUp.com.
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Kids Dream Day 12:00 pm
Kids Dream Day @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hancock County Farm Bureau is making kids’ (and adults’!) dreams come true with its first annual Kids Dream Day Event. Channel your “inner farmer” and drive a new full-size tractor on the fairgrounds track and test your maneuverability skills on the farm equipment obstacle course. All proceeds benefit the Hancock County Humane Society. $5/person or $10/family, free for Farm Bureau members.