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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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
First Baptist Church Carry-in Picnic Lunch 6:13 pm
First Baptist Church Carry-in Picnic Lunch @ First Baptist Church
Jun 24 @ 6:13 pm – 7:13 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.