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Cars And Coffee Cruise-In 9:00 am
Cars And Coffee Cruise-In @ Panera Bread
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
You are invited to finally get out, clean up and drive your prized four-wheeled possessions to the initial Cars and Coffee Cruise-In car show hosted by Panera Bread. No charge, no judging and no trophies, just car fun for two hours with other great cars and their proud owners in the Findlay area. Bring your kids and cameras too. The event will continue every first Sunday of the month from May through October.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 pm
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
May 2 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program. The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at tlcjenera.org. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session. Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.
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Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
May The 4th Be With You Craft Fest 6:30 pm
May The 4th Be With You Craft Fest @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a craft fest on May 4. Titled “May The 4th Be With You Craft Fest,” the event will be at the library and will last from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. It’s open to all ages and will include games and crafts designed around the Star Wars movies and characters. Costumes are optional. No registration is necessary.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
60th Mount Blanchard Alumni Banquet 4:30 pm
60th Mount Blanchard Alumni Banquet @ Riverdale High School
May 7 @ 4:30 pm
MOUNT BLANCHARD — The 60th annual Mount Blanchard alumni banquet will be held May 7 at Riverdale High School. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. A pot roast dinner will be served by Special Occasions of Upper Sandusky at 5:30 p.m. Special recognition will be given to the classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956 and 1961. For reservations, call Rosalee (Borkosky) Horn at 419-458-4734 by April 25.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Whovian Wednesday @ Findlay Library 6:00 pm
Whovian Wednesday @ Findlay Library @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Teens and tweens who are fans of the “Doctor Who” television show can join a club hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The library will host “Whovian Wednesday” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lindamood Room. Students in grades four to 12 can participate in “Doctor Who” trivia, games, crafts, and watch video clips. They can also come dressed in their favorite fan gear. No registration is required. Those interested in more information can call 419-422-1712, ext. 266.
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Northside Coffeehouse at 50 North 6:30 pm
Northside Coffeehouse at 50 North @ 50 North
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
50 North will present its new Northside Coffeehouse program beginning April 14. Running 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, the event will feature coffee and snacks, as well as great entertainment. The coffeehouse stage will vary each week. The lineup so far is as follows: April 14, guest artist night; April 28, comedy jam; May 12, open mic night; May 26, S20/Acting Up preview night; June 9, guest artist night; June 23, Reader’s Theater night. For more information, contact 50 North at 419-423-8496 or visit www.50north.org.
Elmwood High School Americana Concert 7:00 pm
Elmwood High School Americana Concert @ Wayne Park
May 12 @ 7:00 pm
WAYNE — The Elmwood High School concert band will host a free outdoor “Americana” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wayne Park, Center Street, Wayne. The band will perform selections of patriotic and well-known American folk songs. Audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to the Elmwood High School gymnasium, 7650 Jerry City Road, Bloomdale.
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Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling 7:30 pm
Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The cabaret-style program features solo, ensemble and full group performances by the VIP members and accompanying instrumentalists, The Rippers. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Senior citizens with a Findlay City Schools pass receive free admission. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. Tickets will go on sale at 6:15 p.m. and theater doors will open at 6:45 p.m. VIP and The Rippers will perform their spring show entitled “WEATHER or Not, Here We Go!”, which includes the following selections: “Beautiful Day,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Blow, Winds of Fall,” “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” and “Walkin’ on Sunshine.” VIP is directed by Findlay High School Choir Director Krista Bigger. Alycia Althaus, music educator at Jefferson and Chamberlin Hill elementaries, directs The Rippers and Findlay High School Administrative Assistant Ashley Carey provides choreography. All three directors are FHS and VIP alumni. For additional information, contact the high school’s vocal music office at 419-425-8282.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Spring Gospel Sing 1:00 pm
Spring Gospel Sing @ Petro Truck Stop
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Truck Stop Ministries, Inc., which operates out of the Petro Truck Stop at 12900 Deshler Road, North Baltimore, will hold a Spring Gospel Sing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 15 in its Truckers’ Chapel. The event will feature music by Donna Sue, Paula Barron, Peggy Richardson, One Voice, Jake Reel, Miss Amanda, Chris Baldwin, HeartSong, Jimmy Potridge, New Presence Gospel and Carl Woodring. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
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FHS Finale Spring Concert 7:30 pm
FHS Finale Spring Concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra and the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra will present a Finale Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, in R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert with two selections: “Prelude for String Orchestra,” and “Blue Rhythmico.” The group performed these two pieces for the Annie Moses Band in a master class as part of an educational outreach while the Annie Moses Band was in Findlay for a performance. The Chamber Orchestra comprises a select group of 20 string players who also perform in the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony Orchestra, comprising 73 students, will perform seven selections at the concert, including “Medieval Legend” by Michael Story, conducted by Anita Schaible; and “Hungarian Dance No. 5 and No. 6” by Johannes Brahms, conducted by David Brax. In addition, the orchestra will perform Fantasy on “Sleepers, Wake” by J.S. Bach and “Aragonaise” from “Carmen” by George Bizet. The group received a “superior” rating on these two selections from a panel of judges when they were performed at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Contest. The orchestra performance will also feature “Unfinished Symphony No. 8” by Franz Schubert. This challenging piece is a professional-level work that is performed by major symphony orchestras. The concert will conclude with “Purgatorio,” composed by Robert W. Smith. This piece is a tone poem based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” It tells the story of Dante’s journey through the island mountain Purgatory where he encounters the seven deadly sins. An unusual and haunting piece, it includes many instrumental solos as well as a vocal element. The Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ken Pressel, with assistant directors David Brax and Anita Schaible. For more information, contact Pressel at 419-422-7158.
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 pm
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
May 16 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program. The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at tlcjenera.org. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session. Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.
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Extravabandza 7:30 pm
Extravabandza @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schools’ Music Department will present the annual “Extravabandza” concert at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This will be the first Findlay High School instrumental music concert at the arts center. The Findlay High School Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble will perform at the concert. The FHS Bands will be performing several popular selections, including music of The Beatles, “Titanic,” “Star Trek,” “Jurassic Park,” and several other standard band works. The FHS Bands are directed by Michael Springer and Dan Wilson. The concert is free and open to the public, although a freewill donation will be collected to benefit the music department. For more information, contact Dan Wilson, director of bands, at dwilson@fcs.org
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
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Hamler Country Fest
Hamler Country Fest
May 20 – May 22 all-day
Music fans are in for a good weekend when the Hamler Country Fest comes to Henry County. The lineup mixes acts from northwestern Ohio as well as the rest of the United States, including Craig Campbell, Brent Lowry and the Drifters, RaeLynn, and Nashville Crush. The shows are all under roof with open seating and open beverages available. Concertgoers are asked to provide their own lawn chairs and information about camping on the grounds is available on the website. Admission: $13 for Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday. Three-day pass is $25. Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult admission. Event parking is $2. Single-day passes are $15 at the gate. Primitive camping is $100. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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Center for Autism & Dyslexia Health and Safety Fair 10:00 am
Center for Autism & Dyslexia Health and Safety Fair @ Center for Autism & Dyslexia
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Center for Autism & Dyslexia’s Parent Teacher Organization will sponsor a Health & Safety Fair at the school from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Hancock County Sheriff Department’s K-9 unit will present a demonstration with Sonny and Charlie at 11 a.m. The McComb Police Department’s K-9 unit will be at the fair from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s activities will include pedal cars, games and an inflatable obstacle course. The A.P.P.L.E. bus will feature science experiments for young adults. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a canned food item that will be donated to City Mission. The Center for Autism & Dyslexia is located at 7430 Timberstone Drive. Call 567-525-4487 for more information.
NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
Chicago 4:00 pm
Chicago @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era”, Chicago will be inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8 in Brooklyn, New York. “The legendary rock and roll band with horns” also came in at #9 as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists and as the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. From the signature sound of Chicago’s horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2016 marks the band’s 49th consecutive year of touring. Buy your tickets now!
Super Hero Party 4:00 pm
Super Hero Party @ The Children's Museum of Findlay
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Cancer Patient Services Super Hero Party will honor The Braden Kramer Foundation, which supports Braden’s fight against cancer by raising funds that will positively impact those in our community affected by cancer. Kasie Foreman of Kasie Helpz Kidz and the Love Helpz Kidz Tour will be the special guest.
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Play Catch with the Mayor 6:00 pm
Play Catch with the Mayor @ Dorney Plaza
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring your baseball or softball mitt and play catch with Mayor Lydia Mihalik. Free “ballpark” themed food will be provided as well as door prizes. Call The City of Findlay Recreation Dept. at 419-424-7176 with any questions.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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NWORRP Train Rides 1:00 pm
NWORRP Train Rides @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Various events will take place throughout the year at NWORRP or enjoy train rides and see the museum during their summer hours, Saturdays and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger.
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