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Punky’s Pace 5K 7:30 pm
Punky’s Pace 5K @ Oak and South East streets, Ridgeway, Ohio
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm
The inaugural Punky’s Pace 5K will be held July 8 in Ridgeway to benefit the Keegan McKee Memorial Fund. The 18-year-old McKee died in February. Several family members including aunts, uncles and grandparents survive in Findlay and the surrounding villages. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. behind the old Ridgemont High School near Ridgemont track and field (Oak and South East streets). The race begins at 9. Race registration is $30, with $2 kids’ fun runs and races available. Additional activities will include bounce houses, balloon launch, raffles and door prizes and cupcakes in celebration of McKee’s birthday. Contact Toni McKee at 419-674-6106 or email Tmckee222@gmail.com for more information.
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GREAT Community Campout 3:00 pm
GREAT Community Campout @ Camp Glen
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 11:00 am
The first “GREAT Community Campout!” fundraiser will take place Friday through Sunday at Camp Glen, 6580 S. Township Road 131, Tiffin. The event offers visitors the opportunity to go camping with food provided, activities organized and restrooms nearby, all amid beautiful summer scenery. All money raised through the event will support Camp Fire programs in Hancock, Seneca and Wood counties. The campout begins at 3 p.m. Friday and ends at 11 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $300 per tent for up to 4 people, or join others for a night of camping under the stars for an additional $25 per person. Cabin-style camping is also available in limited numbers for up to 12 or 18 guests. Noncamping visitors will be welcomed Saturday only. Visitors can purchase a day pass for $25 and enjoy all Camp Glen has to offer from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.campfirenwohio.com or call 419-422-5415 to reserve a spot or purchase a day pass. Up-to-date event information is also available on Facebook.
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The Reunion Band 6:00 pm
The Reunion Band @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm
The Reunion Band will be featured during the first of three outdoor concerts at the Findlay Elks Lodge, 900 W. Melrose Ave., on Saturday, as a fundraiser for Flag City Honor Flight. The concert begins at 6 p.m., and donations will be accepted at the gate. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside the Elks banquet hall.
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Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class 10:00 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 14 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. There will be an optional jail training at 9:30 a.m. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Read for L.I.F.E. is looking for volunteers to teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. Email readforlife@findlaylibrary.org to register for the tutor training.
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McComb Rotary Club Golf Open
McComb Rotary Club Golf Open @ Shady Acres Golf Course
Jul 19 all-day
The McComb Rotary Club is sponsoring its 55th annual golf open at Shady Acres Golf Course on Wednesday. The $75 fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner and skill prizes. Findlay Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram is sponsoring a hole-in-one on hole 16, with a new Jeep Compass as the prize. All proceeds will provide funds for the club’s projects, including its first grade literacy programs. Call Joe Wasson at 419-348-2071 for more information.
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Make the World a Better Place 1:30 pm
Make the World a Better Place @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm
The program “Make the World a Better Place,” featuring a naturalist from the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park in Lima, will be presented at 1:30 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library. The program is open to children 5 and older. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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Andy Baldridge Scholarship Fund Golf Outing 1:00 pm
Andy Baldridge Scholarship Fund Golf Outing @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm
The Andy Baldridge Scholarship Fund golf outing will be held July 22 at Red Hawk Run. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30. A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. Golf will be played in a scramble format. Cost is $50 per person. For more information or to make a donation, contact Beth at 419-889-4371.
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Cheryl Honigford Presentation 6:00 pm
Cheryl Honigford Presentation @ July 24 at the Putnam County District Library -- Ottoville Branch
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm
Mystery writer, author and speaker Cheryl Honigford will give a presentation on her book, “The Darkness Knows,” at 6 p.m. July 24 at the Putnam County District Library’s Ottoville-Monterey Township location. A native of Ottoville, Honigford now lives in Chicago. This is the first book in the Viv and Charlie mystery series. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
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Sock Puppet Workshop For Children 3:00 pm
Sock Puppet Workshop For Children @ Bluffton Public Library
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a sock puppet workshop for children at 3 p.m. July 26. The program is open to youth in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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