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The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid? Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).
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The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid? Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).
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International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk 1:00 pm
International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk @ Riverside Park
May 3 @ 1:00 pm
A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 3 at Riverside Park. Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system. The run/walk will support research and funding to find a cure. The event will include a 5K run, a one-mile fun run and a one-mile walk along the Findlay Heritage Trail and around the park. Registration will be held at the Waterfalls Pavilion. Packets for the 5K run can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. with the race starting at 2 p.m. Packets for the fun run/walk can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. with the run/walk starting at 3 p.m. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for high school students and younger. Participants can purchase a T-shirt for $10 while supplies last. Awards will be provided for the top individuals in each age group as well as the overall male and female runners. For more information, including sponsor opportunities, contact Amanda at 419-306-4234 or Karen at 419-957-3875. Online registration is available at http://www.rettsyndrome.org/special-events/live-rett-free.
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Elmwood HS band concert 7:00 pm
Elmwood HS band concert @ Jerry City Park
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Elmwood High School Concert Band will be performing an outdoor “Americana Concert” in the park in Jerry City. For this special performance, the band will be performing selections of patriotic and well-known American folk songs, as well as other American works for concert band. Additionally, the band will be joined by members of the Elmwood High School Concert Choir. Audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. to this event. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved into the gymnasium, located inside the high school.
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Spring Fling 7:30 pm
Spring Fling @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling will be held on Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The cabaret-style program features solo, ensemble and full group performances by the VIP freshman show choir members and accompanying instrumentalists, The Rippers. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Senior citizens with a Findlay City Schools pass receive free admission. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. VIP and The Rippers will perform their spring show, which includes the following selections: “De-Lovely,” “Dance With Me Tonight,” “Make Them Hear You” and “Get On Your Feet.” The group recently represented Findlay High School in Chicago performing in exhibition at The Field Museum of Natural History in April.
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March for Babies 8:30 am
March for Babies @ First Presbyterian Church
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration, breakfast/lunch, kids activities, silent auction … all free! Help us raise awareness and funds for stronger, healthier babies!
Lighthouse Church Auction Fundraiser 12:00 pm
Lighthouse Church Auction Fundraiser @ Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Items to auction include a boat, tools, dishes, tables, furniture, gift baskets, gift certificates and more. Concession stand will be available.
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Downtown Findlay dinner event 5:00 pm
Downtown Findlay dinner event @ Downtown Findlay
May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Two menu tours will be available with a few different start times. Available times are: 5 p.m., 6 p.m., or 7 p.m. Menus include: The Tree City Tour: Appetizer at The Gathering Wine: Antipasto appetizer consisting of various meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. Soup and salad at Tavern at the Inn: Sun-dried tomato tortellini soup with a classic caesar salad. Entrée at The Jones Mansion with food prepared by The Bistro on Main: Tuscan braised pork with white cheddar polenta and sweet pickle salad. Coffee and dessert at Coffee Amici in partnership with Bread Kneads: your choice of hot buttered toffee latte, toasted marshmallow hot chocolate or strawberry smoothie and Bread Kneads’ carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting. The Flag City Tour: Appetizer at Trans Am Meatballs & Records: Vietnamese pork meatball with green papaya salad and fresh mint. Soup and salad at The Greek Garden: Lemon chicken soup with a traditional Greek salad. Entrée at Alexandria’s: Braised short ribs over risotto. Coffee and dessert at Main Street Deli in partnership with The Baker’s Café: Your choice of freshly ground gourmet coffee, vanilla chai latte, or iced mocha coffee and Main Street Deli’s lemon poppy cake with lemon-raspberry glaze or chocolate sour cream cake with chocolate ganache. Tickets are $50 per person and only 50 tickets for each time frame will be sold. Alcohol and food substitutions are not included in ticket price. Tickets must be presented at each location. Each tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tickets are on sale at the following locations: Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. (cash or check accepted), DorAnne’s Gifts & Gourmet, 327 S. Main St. (cash or check accepted), Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. Main Cross St. (cash, check, credit cards accepted; $3 processing fee applied when using a credit card). More info: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/05/03/weekend-do-a-little-door-to-door-dining-downtown/
Findlay Country Club Wine Night 6:00 pm
Findlay Country Club Wine Night @ Findlay Country Club
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a fun night at The Findlay Country Club! Wine, appetizers, art materials and fun will be provided! Registration is required through the Findlay Country Club only, call 419-422-9263.
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Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon 12:00 pm
Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon @ The Jones Mansion
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Dressing Room Boutique is hosting a Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Hope House, an organization which helps the homeless and impoverished individuals and families in Hancock County. Ticket includes: – Lunch catered by Bistro On Main – 15 percent off purchases from the show at The Dressing Room Boutique – 5 percent of proceeds from boutique purchases will be donated to Findlay Hope House Parking for the Jones Mansion at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St.
Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis 5:30 pm
Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis @ Riverside Park
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research and drug development.
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Step Away from Stigma Walk and Color Me Happy 5K 8:00 am
Step Away from Stigma Walk and Color Me Happy 5K @ Riverside Park
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the fun! This event serves as NAMI’s biggest day of celebration, when families and friends who have fundraised gather for a full day of activities, including a 5K Run and Walk, entertainment, games, networking, and sharing our successes in our journeys with mental illness. Friends are made, contacts are made, families connect and fun and memories are made by all! The event, this year will not only have a fun walk but also a color run! This event is less about a 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Me Happy 5K, untimed race in which participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues after with an unforgettable Fun Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and color throws, and additional entertainment.
God and Country 7:00 pm
God and Country @ D.O.C.K. at St Mark's United Methodist Church
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers English handbell ensemble, under the combined direction of Martha Avery and Gail Malloy, will present “God and Country,” a presentation of both sacred and patriotic music.
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Tim Horton’s Run/Walk for the Camps 9:00 am
Tim Horton’s Run/Walk for the Camps @ Riverbend Park
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Register now for the 3rd Annual Tim Hortons Findlay Ohio 5K Run/Walk for the Camps! Participation in the Tim Hortons Run/Walk for the Camps will help send 18,000 children and youth from low income homes to camp this year.
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Hole-in-One Derby 4:00 pm
Hole-in-One Derby @ Findlay Country Club
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by Findlay Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram; picnic dinner included, cash bar available. Limited additional hole-in-one chances for $20 each. Chance to win a free car.
Findlay High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestra finale concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestra finale concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra and the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra will present a finale spring concert on Monday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert by performing three selections: “Two Spirituals,” “Finale from Serenade No. 9″ and “Tango Espressivo.” The Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1987, is composed of a select group of 20 string players who also perform in the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra rehearses on Friday afternoons throughout the year and performs challenging music written specifically for chamber groups. Denise Mojica will perform a piano solo, “Fantasie Impromptu” by Frederic Chopin. The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, comprised of 72 students, will perform six selections at the concert, including “Marche Slav” by P. Tchaikowsky and “The Great Locomotive Chase” by Robert W. Smith. The train piece is based on a famous incident that took place during the Civil War. In April 1862, a group of Northern soldiers called Andrews Raiders stole a train in Georgia and took it north toward Tennessee, damaging rail lines along the way. The raiders included four men from Hancock County who were later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Two of the selections the orchestra will perform at the concert were also performed at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Contest where they received an “Excellent” rating from a panel of judges. The two selections are: “Brandenburg Sinfonia” by J.S. Bach, and “Galileo’s Vision” by Ralph Ford. The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ken Pressel, with assistant director Anita Schaible. This is Pressel’s 22nd year teaching orchestra at the high school.
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Black Swamp Classic 7:00 am
Black Swamp Classic @ Red Hawk Run
May 19 @ 7:00 am
The 16th Annual Black Swamp Classic promises to be a great day of golf, friendship and fun. Plus, many great prizes will be awarded throughout the day. So make plans to join us and help continue the success of the Black Swamp Classic to support Childhood Health and Wellness Programs at the Findlay Family and Putnam County YMCA’s. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. – Morning Registration 7:45 a.m. – 8 a.m. – Instruction on Format 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Morning Flight Golf 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Morning Flight Prizes Awarded 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Provided to All 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Afternoon Registration 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Instruction on Format 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Afternoon Flight Golf PRIZES AWARDED First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for both the morning and afternoon competitions. Participants will enjoy the post-golf ultimate prize giveaway. All team members will receive a commemorative gift item, team photo and a Black Swamp Classic gift pack. On-course snacks will be provided.
Findlay High School Extravabandza 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Extravabandza @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schools’ Music Department will present the annual “Extravabandza” Concert at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell at R.L. Heminger Auditorium on May 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performing in the concert are the Findlay High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The FHS Concert Band will be performing “Mechanism” and “To the Moon.” Wind Ensemble selections will include “The Liberty Bell,” “Music for a Darkened Theater,” “When You Believe” from “The Prince of Egypt” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The two ensembles will then combine to perform selections from “The Lion King,” “The Best of Journey” and will close the concert with “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The combined bands will also offer the premier performance of “Summon the Trojans,” a new composition by University of Findlay Director of Bands Jack Taylor. This piece was commissioned in honor of the Findlay High School Band and for Tim Mattis, who will be retiring at the end of May after 21 years of service to Findlay City Schools. The FHS Bands are directed by Mattis and Dan Wilson. The concert is free and open to the public, although a free will donation will be collected to benefit the music department.
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Findlay High School spring choir concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School spring choir concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School freshman, concert, and symphonic choirs will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in R. L. Heminger Auditorium. All three choirs recently earned a superior rating — the highest given by the Ohio Music Education Association — at the state adjudicated competition. The choirs will sing all of their contest literature as well as joining together for the finale, “God Bless America.” The high school choirs are under the direction of Kevin Manley and Tim Mattis. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
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On Behalf of Youth Fundraising Luncheon 11:30 am
On Behalf of Youth Fundraising Luncheon @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
 
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Firehouse Memorial Run for MS 10:00 am
Firehouse Memorial Run for MS @ Central Joint Fire Station
May 23 @ 10:00 am
The Central Joint Fire District in Wood County is hosting its 10th annual memorial bike run to raise money for the MS Society. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. First bike out at noon; open to all makes and models. Rain or shine.
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Night of Jazz 7:30 pm
Night of Jazz @ Donnell Middle School cafetorium
May 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Night of Jazz concert will take place on Tuesday, May 26 in the Cafetorium at Donnell Middle School. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the Donnell JAZZ Middle School Jazz Band, the FHS Jazz Ensemble and Night Jazz, a local big band style jazz group. The event is free and open to the public. Donnell JAZZ will perform: “Get Serious,” “So You’re Really Goin Are You?” and “Little Frog.” The FHS Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Springer, is an ensemble that exposes students to a wide variety of musical styles related to the genre of jazz and provides a jazz music experience for audience members as well. It has traditionally been an activity that is offered during the second semester of the school year and rehearses once a week for about an hour. In addition to appearances locally, including FHS Band Concerts, the ensemble has participated in the GM Jazz challenge at the Fraze Pavillion in Dayton and has performed at the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin for the Ohio Jazz Summit. The FHS Jazz Ensemble will play a variety of jazz related selections representing the following styles: rock, swing, swing ballad, rock ballad and reggae. Night Jazz was organized in 1995 by Gary Lannes. The group consists of 20 members, featuring the solo styles of Judy Lowell and Jim Scothorn. Night Jazz is directed by Scothorn. The band preforms at various community events and locations such as the University of Findlay Jazz Festival, The Findlay Summer Concert Series, The Heritage, Birchaven Village, local dinner parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries and dances.
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Paint and Partake at The Gathering 6:30 pm
Paint and Partake at The Gathering @ The Anvil
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paint and Partake at Downtown Findlay’s The Gathering! Four wine tastings, appetizers by The Gathering, Painting materials and fun are all included in cost. All proceeds benefit AMA Programming. Registration is required & space is limited to 35 partakers. Must be 21 to partake.
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City Mission Golf Outing 8:15 am
City Mission Golf Outing @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
May 29 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
Come out and play golf for a good cause! The City Mission Golf Outing is taking place at Sycamore Springs. Cost is $60/golfer or $200/team of four. Lunch is included for golfers, $10 for non-golfers. There will be raffles, prizes and more!
Divine and Wine 6:00 pm
Divine and Wine @ The Jones Mansion
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the historic Jones Mansion for a relaxing yoga class led by Melinda Williams, of Open Circle Yoga, followed by a wine tasting and elegant cheese pairing. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are limited to the first 20 and can be purchased through the box office at www.artspartnership.com or directly at 419-422-3412.
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