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64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is the Civic Band.
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Arts in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For those love to paint or draw outdoors, the Plein Air Artists group is just for you! This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for adults and teens.
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Night Hike Series: Full Moon 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Full Moon @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 3 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike and learn about the moon. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the indoor planetarium. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. This event is recommended for teens and adults!
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Wyanstock 2015 12:00 pm
Wyanstock 2015 @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
This year’s festival will feature area craft brews and wines, activities for the kids, more offerings from local food and arts vendors, a raffle for an Ithaca 1911 .45 pistol, and even more great local musical acts.
Lima Symphony Orchestra July 4th concert 7:00 pm
Lima Symphony Orchestra July 4th concert @ Ohio Northern University sculpture mall
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will play a Fourth of July concert at Ohio Northern University, at 7 p.m. July 4 at the sculpture mall east of McIntosh Center between Presser and Weber Halls. The event is free and open to the public.
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64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is the National Guard Band.
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Discover Story: Butterflies 10:00 am
Discover Story: Butterflies @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am
Bring the kids out to learn about the life of a beautiful butterfly. Join the park district for a story, check out butterfly displays, venture through butterfly tunnels, and enjoy fun crafts. There is nothing more exciting than watching a butterfly hatch and fly for the first time. Their life is one amazing metamorphosis! This event will take place three times today, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult companion; other aged siblings welcome.
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Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is Ryan Hensley and Susan Bright, with food and drink available from We Serve. Coffee.
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64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is the Civic Band.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Ohio’s “The Game” and food by Waldo Peppers!
Kids in the Park: Canoeing 6:30 pm
Kids in the Park: Canoeing @ Riverside Park
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Here is a chance for kids to share the experience and learn canoe operations along with safety procedures with the help of the Hancock Park District. Kids are sure to have a fun afternoon of floating on the water! Recommended for youth of all ages with an adult companion. Register with $5 per canoe by 4:30 PM on Thursday, July 9.
Night Hike Series: Nocturnal Animals 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike and learn about nocturnal animals. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Findlay Garden Club 2015 Tour
Findlay Garden Club 2015 Tour @ Findlay, Ohio
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
Get ready for the Findlay Garden Club’s 2015 garden tour. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seven city gardens and one country garden provide a variety of settings for this year’s tour. It is the policy of the Findlay Garden Club not to show gardens that are professionally done, but to choose those that illustrate what dedicated amateurs can achieve on varied sizes of plots. Gardens featured include: Ginny Clymer, 1600 Blanchard Ave. Bonnie Croy and Ed Lloyd, 760 Parkview Drive Mike and Midge Foster, 451 Wellington Place Jeff Knox, 846 Hemphill Blvd. Jeff and Sun Love, 532 N. Main St. Johanna and Chris Wolford, 106 Shinkle St. Mark and Kathy Creighton, 618 Sutton Place Effraim Bilgili, 980 Allen Township 229 More information: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/07/04/weekend-finding-findlays-green-thumbs/
Fossils and Geology 1:00 pm
Fossils and Geology @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Hancock Park District will be at CMF to teach the children all about the history of the Earth through examining fossils and geology. Fossils are fantastic evidence of the past life that lived on Earth!
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Fostoria Garden Club Garden Tour & Flower Show 12:00 pm
Fostoria Garden Club Garden Tour & Flower Show @ Fostoria Women's Club
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Fostoria Garden Club is hosting their Garden Tour and Flower Show on Sunday, July 12 from noon to 5 p.m. There are 7 local gardens to tour, plus a flower show held at the Fostoria Women’s Club at 135 E Fremont St. Tickets are only $5 if purchased in advance at the chamber office or the Bookshelf II in downtown Fostoria, or from any Garden Club member. Tickets may be purchased for $7 the day of the tour at the Women’s Club. Anyone may participate in the flower show — contact Phyllis Hahn at 419-435-5114 for more details.
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Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is Eric Sowers with food and drink available from Tavern at the Inn.
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64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is the Civic Band.
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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.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band The Athen Ry and food by Domino’s Pizza!
Night Hike Series: Constellations, Navigation and Mythology 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Constellations, Navigation and Mythology @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 17 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike to learn about the stars! In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to our indoor planetarium. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Wee Ones: Bees 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Bees @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am
See what the buzz is all about when kids learn more about these yellow and black flyers! This program will include a story, activities, and a craft that relates to bees. Plan on dancing like busy bees! This event will be taking place three times today, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult companion; other aged siblings are welcome.
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Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is Fash Lavender, acoustic folk, with food and drink available from Main Street Deli.
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64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is Kerry Patrick Clark.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band The Reunion Band and food by Golden Corral!
Night Hike Series: Planets 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Planets @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 24 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike and learn about the solar system! In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. This event is recommended for teens and adults.
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Wayne Firefighters’ Country Jamboree 3:00 pm
Wayne Firefighters’ Country Jamboree
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm
WAYNE — Country rocker Josh Thompson, known for his hit song “Way Out Here,” will rock the Wayne Firefighters’ Country Jamboree stage on July 25 at 10 p.m. Opening for Thompson that day will be Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach, the Brent Lowry Band, as well as the Eric Sowers Band. The jamboree is located at 200 N. Center St. in Wayne. The rockin’ country hoedown in the heartland of Wood County is celebrating its ninth year. Advance tickets for adults age 18 and over are $10. Buy tickets early from a firefighter or online at waynefirejamboree.net. Ticket prices the day of the event will be $15 each. All proceeds of the annual Country Jamboree benefit the Wayne Fire Department’s Memorial Fund. This event is rain or shine and is for adults 18 and over. No outside coolers, drinks or food are allowed. Limited tickets are available for this year’s show. Call 419-288-2819 for ticket information and questions. Gates will open at 3 p.m. on July 25, and live music begins at 4 p.m. Hog roast, beef roast and barbecue chicken dinners will be available for purchase from 4 p.m. on, while they last.
Pluto 9:00 pm
Pluto @ Riverbend Park
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s J.T. Senghas will be providing a program about NASA’s New Horizons mission which sent a spacecraft to the dwarf planet Pluto, to study it up close for the first time. Later, participants will observe Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon. Participants will have the opportunity to look through telescopes and binoculars; feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jul 28 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is Pantasia, with food and drink available from Bistro on Main.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jul 29 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is the Pantasia Steel Drum Band.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Loose Cannons Band and food by Jimmy John’s Gourmet Subs!
Night Hike Series: Night Sounds and Tracking 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Night Sounds and Tracking @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 31 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike to identify the sounds of night and search for tracks! In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. This event is recommended for teens and adults.