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Gavin Creel: Coming Home to You 7:00 pm
Gavin Creel: Coming Home to You @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Tony Award-nominated actor and singer Gavin Creel will be the special guest at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Fundraising Reception at 9 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Dietsch Brothers, 400 W. Main Cross St. The event follows the sold-out 7 p.m. “Gavin Creel: Coming Home to You” performance at the Marathon Center, 200 W. Main Cross St. The Marathon Center said the reception is likely to be a low-key event where attendees have the opportunity to meet Creel, whose stage credits include “The Book of Mormon,” “Hair,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and “Hello, Dolly!” Posters will also be sold during the performance to benefit the Marathon Center, with some limited-edition posters signed by Creel. It is not a requirement to see the show to purchase reception tickets, but a reception ticket is not a substitute for a performance ticket, which needed to be purchased separately. Reception tickets cost $100 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they will also be sold when the building opens for the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. If you choose to have a reception ticket emailed to you before the show, have it printed out by 5 p.m. May 1. Will call will not be available. All proceeds benefit the Marathon Center Endowment Fund. For more information, visit the Marathon Center website or www.gavincreel.com.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 2 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
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Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut 7:30 am
Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 5 @ 7:30 am
The Hancock County Humane Society will host the Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut on May 5 at Red Hawk Run golf course. This year marks the eighth annual presentation of the golf classic, with the community dog walk added in 2016. Proceeds help provide programming including the humane society’s spay/neuter clinic and other food and shelter services. Mutt strut registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 2.5-mile walk through the golf course starting at 8. Community members are welcome to walk with or without a dog, and breakfast treats will be provided for both people and pets. Advance mutt-strut registration is $20 per person, day-of registration is $25. Registration for the golf classic begins with coffee and breakfast at 10 a.m., with golfing at 11. A “Yappy Hour” featuring cocktails, beer tastings and appetizers will run from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $50 per couple or $35 for singles. To register or for more information, contact the humane society at 419-423-1664 or email paula@hancockhumanesociety.com.
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 will be held in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cabaret will showcase the FFE singer/dancers; their backing band, The Boingers; and technical crew members in a variety of musical performances chosen, arranged and rehearsed by the students. The performances will include solo and ensemble acts featuring classical, Broadway, jazz and rock music. In addition, FFE will perform its competition show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday, May 1 through May 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium lobby. Limited tickets, based on availability, will be available at the door one hour prior to the performances. The competition show includes the following selections: “Our Fairytale,” “Me and My Baby/Not Your Little Princess,” “The Dreamer,” “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl,” and “My Reality.” The group is directed by Kevin Manley, assistant director is Alycia Althaus, and choreographer is Andy Haines. For more information, call the high school choir office, 419-425-8282, or email Manley: kmanley@findlaycityschools.org.
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Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 2:00 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 6 @ 2:00 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 will be held in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cabaret will showcase the FFE singer/dancers; their backing band, The Boingers; and technical crew members in a variety of musical performances chosen, arranged and rehearsed by the students. The performances will include solo and ensemble acts featuring classical, Broadway, jazz and rock music. In addition, FFE will perform its competition show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday, May 1 through May 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium lobby. Limited tickets, based on availability, will be available at the door one hour prior to the performances. The competition show includes the following selections: “Our Fairytale,” “Me and My Baby/Not Your Little Princess,” “The Dreamer,” “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl,” and “My Reality.” The group is directed by Kevin Manley, assistant director is Alycia Althaus, and choreographer is Andy Haines. For more information, call the high school choir office, 419-425-8282, or email Manley: kmanley@findlaycityschools.org.
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2017 will be held in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cabaret will showcase the FFE singer/dancers; their backing band, The Boingers; and technical crew members in a variety of musical performances chosen, arranged and rehearsed by the students. The performances will include solo and ensemble acts featuring classical, Broadway, jazz and rock music. In addition, FFE will perform its competition show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday, May 1 through May 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium lobby. Limited tickets, based on availability, will be available at the door one hour prior to the performances. The competition show includes the following selections: “Our Fairytale,” “Me and My Baby/Not Your Little Princess,” “The Dreamer,” “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl,” and “My Reality.” The group is directed by Kevin Manley, assistant director is Alycia Althaus, and choreographer is Andy Haines. For more information, call the high school choir office, 419-425-8282, or email Manley: kmanley@findlaycityschools.org.
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International Rett Syndrome Foundation 5K Run/Walk 2:45 pm
International Rett Syndrome Foundation 5K Run/Walk @ Riverside Park
May 7 @ 2:45 pm
A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 7 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 from 1-1:45 p.m. Packets for the fun run/walk can be picked up from 1-2 p.m. The fun run/walk will start at 2:45. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for high school students and younger. A T-shirt is included if registration is made by Saturday. Participants who register after that day 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 liverettfree@gmail.com, Amanda at 419-306-4234 or Karen at 419-957-3875. Online registration is available at http://www.rettsyndrome.org/liverettfree.
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Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
May 8 @ 6:30 pm
Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 9 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
All-City 6th Grade Orchestra and Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra 7:00 pm
All-City 6th Grade Orchestra and Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay City Schools orchestra program will showcase its students’ string-playing prowess in a series of three shows. The All-City 6th Grade Orchestra will perform with the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium; the FHS Symphony Orchestra will present its Finale Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, also in the auditorium; and the 7th and 8th Grade All-City Orchestra will perform with members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. All three concerts are free and open to the public. The Findlay City Schools orchestra directors are Ken Pressel, David Brax and Anita Schaible. The May 9 show pairs 56 beginning string students with 21 advanced high school musicians. The high school string players tutored the beginning students in March with after-school lessons. The beginning orchestra will perform two musical selections, followed by four musical selections by the FHS Chamber Orchestra, including “Dust in the Wind” and “Day Tripper.” The two groups will combine for two finale selections, “Tribal Voices” and “Orpheus in the Underworld.” The May 15 concert will include 10 musical selections, including two selections the FHS Symphony Orchestra performed at the State Orchestra Contest when it received a superior rating: “Brother James’ Air” and “Folk Songs of the British Isles.” The concert will also include “Disquietude,” a piece composed and directed by FHS senior Austin Hamilton and a piano solo played by FHS senior Ryan Zheng, “Prelude in G Minor (Op. 23, No. 5)” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The May 18 show, “Spirit of America,” will feature seven pieces with an Americana theme, with a short historical commentary to introduce each one. Mayor Lydia Mihalik will serve as the concert’s commentator. The show came about after the Findlay City Schools orchestra program collaborated with the Toledo Symphony to bring nine professional string musicians to Glenwood and Donnell Middle School to work with the students during their spring orchestra classes. Several donors made the program possible, including key sponsor Marathon Petroleum, and the Mariann Dana Younger Fund at the Community Foundation, and the Findlay Music Boosters. For more information about any of the concerts, contact Pressel at 419-429-2300.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 11 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
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2017 Relay for Life of Hancock County 6:00 pm
2017 Relay for Life of Hancock County @ Findlay High School’s Cooper Field
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – May 13 @ 12:00 am
The 2017 Relay for Life of Hancock County runs from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at Findlay High School’s Cooper Field, 1200 Broad Ave. This year will see the combined efforts of community members and Findlay High School students. Opening ceremonies will be followed by the survivors’ and caregivers’ laps. There will also be a luminaria ceremony. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser which raises money for cancer research and local programs and services. Visit RelayForLife.org/Hanco or call 888-227-6446, ext. 5216, for more information.
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Feed-A-Child 5K Run/Walk 8:00 am
Feed-A-Child 5K Run/Walk @ Riverside Park
May 13 @ 8:00 am
Harvest Time International Ministries Church will host a Feed-A-Child 5K run/walk May 13 at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race starting at 9. Cost is $25 per person, and those entering before April 28 will receive a race T-shirt. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the coinciding USPS Stamp Out Hunger event. The Feed-A-Child program distributes six easy-to-make weekend meals on Friday afternoons during the school year for children in grades K-5 in Findlay City, Cory-Rawson, Van Buren and Blanchard Valley schools. These meals are provided to families who have identified a need for supplemental meals over the weekend. There are 815 children receiving meals through this program during the 2016-17 school year. Feed-A-Child is coordinated by the Findlay Family YMCA. Food is purchased at a discount and packaged at West Ohio Food Bank. It is delivered with assistance from many volunteers from the community and various departments from Marathon Petroleum Corp., Ohio Logistics and Garner Trucking. Race sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Heather Heilman at heather.heilman@uwhancock.org or 419-423-1432. Over the course of its 24-year history, the United States Post Office’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive has collected 1.5 billion pounds of food. This year in Findlay, the food drive, overseen by the local USPS AFL-CIO chapter, will enlist United Way of Hancock County’s help with coordinating volunteers. Up to 30 volunteers and volunteers with about 15 vehicles will be needed to assist the drivers with collecting donations throughout the city. To volunteer, register with United Way of Hancock County at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.org/stamp-out-hunger. To donate food for the drive, leave nonperishable items in a plastic or paper bag by the home’s mailbox by 8 a.m. May 13. Letter carriers and volunteers will pick up the items. Donations can also be dropped off in the back parking lot of Great Scot on West Main Cross Street on this same date from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Archery for Beginners 8:30 am
Archery for Beginners @ Dold Lake at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
An “Archery for Beginners” program, presented by Hancock Park District staff, will be held Saturday at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Certified instructors will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. with 9- to 11-year-olds, and from 10:30 a.m. to noon for 12- to 14-year-olds. Equipment will be provided. Each session will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 individuals. Registration is $10 per person and must be made by 3 p.m. Friday. A medical form is required and is available online at hancockparks.com or at the park district office.
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Black Swamp Golf Classic
Black Swamp Golf Classic @ Findlay Country Club and Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 15 all-day
One of the city’s premier golf events will return for its 18th year this month, with proceeds supporting the health and wellness of area children. The Black Swamp Golf Classic has raised $1.7 million since its inception and has grown to the point that a second day of golf needed to be added. The main four-person scramble, featuring two separate flights May 16 at Red Hawk Run, has sold out, but space is still available for a May 15 event at the Findlay Country Club. Registration can be made at blackswampclassic.org. Programs being supported this year are the Findlay and Putnam County YMCAs’ childhood obesity prevention initiatives and the Braden Kramer Foundation, which supports families dealing with pediatric cancer. The latter is a foundation near and dear to five-year committee member Andrea Kramer’s heart, as it was established when her 4-year-old nephew, Braden, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. Braden is now 6 years old and still gets cancer treatments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Last year alone, the Black Swamp Golf Classic raised $55,000 for the foundation. The organization donated about $35,000 to Cancer Patient Services and recently donated $7,000 to the family of Elise Billmaier, a Findlay High School senior with acute leukemia. Kramer said when awarding money raised through the foundation, it is members’ hope that a parent of a young cancer patient could afford to take a year off work, perhaps, or use the funds to sanitize their home for the protection of their child. This year, Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a brand new Jeep Cherokee Sport to be raffled for the cause. Tickets sell for $100, and only 300 tickets will be sold. Kramer said if desired, the winner can trade the Jeep for $20,000 toward any vehicle on the dealership’s lot. Tickets are available to golfers and nongolfers alike and can be purchased through the Black Swamp Golf Classic’s website or through a link on its Facebook page.
Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus Guest Night 7:15 pm
Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus Guest Night @ Wesley United Methodist Church
May 15 @ 7:15 pm
The Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus, a barbershop chorus with members from towns throughout northwest Ohio, will hold a guest night at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria. Anyone interested in learning to sing barbershop harmony or wishing to listen to learn more about it is welcome to attend and participate in some vocal warm-ups. There is no age limit — just a desire to sing.
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Black Swamp Golf Classic
Black Swamp Golf Classic @ Findlay Country Club and Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 16 all-day
One of the city’s premier golf events will return for its 18th year this month, with proceeds supporting the health and wellness of area children. The Black Swamp Golf Classic has raised $1.7 million since its inception and has grown to the point that a second day of golf needed to be added. The main four-person scramble, featuring two separate flights May 16 at Red Hawk Run, has sold out, but space is still available for a May 15 event at the Findlay Country Club. Registration can be made at blackswampclassic.org. Programs being supported this year are the Findlay and Putnam County YMCAs’ childhood obesity prevention initiatives and the Braden Kramer Foundation, which supports families dealing with pediatric cancer. The latter is a foundation near and dear to five-year committee member Andrea Kramer’s heart, as it was established when her 4-year-old nephew, Braden, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. Braden is now 6 years old and still gets cancer treatments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Last year alone, the Black Swamp Golf Classic raised $55,000 for the foundation. The organization donated about $35,000 to Cancer Patient Services and recently donated $7,000 to the family of Elise Billmaier, a Findlay High School senior with acute leukemia. Kramer said when awarding money raised through the foundation, it is members’ hope that a parent of a young cancer patient could afford to take a year off work, perhaps, or use the funds to sanitize their home for the protection of their child. This year, Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a brand new Jeep Cherokee Sport to be raffled for the cause. Tickets sell for $100, and only 300 tickets will be sold. Kramer said if desired, the winner can trade the Jeep for $20,000 toward any vehicle on the dealership’s lot. Tickets are available to golfers and nongolfers alike and can be purchased through the Black Swamp Golf Classic’s website or through a link on its Facebook page.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Extravabandza 7:30 pm
Extravabandza @ Allen P. Dudley Memorial Bandshell
May 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City School Band department will present its spring “Extravabandza” concert on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Bandshell at Riverside Park, weather permitting. The show is free and open to the public, featuring a variety of music and styles tailored to audiences of all ages. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be at Findlay High School’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium. Location updates will be made on the Findlay City Schools’ website and through local media outlets. The Findlay High School Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band will perform at the show. Combined bands will play for the concert’s conclusion. The FHS Jazz Band opens the concert with selections including “Autumn Leaves” and the 1950s hit “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” The percussion ensemble will follow with two pieces, including “Mosaics” by Jared Spears. Next, the Concert Band will perform three selections, including “March for Freedom” by Steve Hodges and “Wind River Overture” by Bruce Pearson. The Symphonic Band will perform “Eire” by Melanie Donahue, “Lanterns in the Sky” by Rob Romeyn, and selections from “Hamilton,” the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Symphonic Band received straight Superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District Large Group and an Excellent rating at State. At these adjudicated events, each participating band also must sight-read a piece for an adjudicator. “Lanterns in the Sky” was the sight-reading selection the Symphonic Band performed at the OMEA State Contest. The final portion of the concert will feature the combined members of the Findlay High School Concert and Symphonic Bands. This portion will open with “Shore to Shore,” a march incorporating two well-known sailing songs, “Blow, Ye Winds, Blow” and “Leave Her No More.” Next, the band will perform “Yesterday,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles. The concert will conclude with “A Disneyland Celebration,” including Disney songs like “Fantasmic,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “It’s a Small World,” “Be Our Guest,” and the “Mickey Mouse March.” This will be presented in anticipation of the Findlay Trojan Marching Band’s upcoming performance at Disney World. At the concert, the band will also publicly recognize senior band members and band department award recipients. The Findlay High School band directors are Dan Wilson, Michael Springer, and Brian Sheehe. For additional information, contact Wilson, director of bands, at dwilson@fcs.org
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Findlay Recreation Department Disc Golf Clinic 6:00 pm
Findlay Recreation Department Disc Golf Clinic @ Firestine Park
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Recreation Department will host a disc golf clinic from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Firestine Park, 900 Fifth St. Participants can learn how to play disc golf at the nine-hole disc golf course. The event is free, and equipment will be provided. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 419-424-7176.
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O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree
O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree @ Allen County Fairgrounds
May 19 – May 21 all-day
Allen County is revving up for the 32nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree. Contestants will test their driving skills in obstacle courses, a mud pit, UTV races, burnout contests and more. Camping spots will be available on site, and those who want to register their four-wheel drive vehicles into the event can call 317-236-6515 or visit the website. Registration is $70 until May 12, then $90 at the event. Participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores have adult tickets at $18 per day. Online and at-the-gate adult tickets are $20 per day, $10 per day for kids 3-12, and free for younger kids. RV spots are $50, $20 for tents and covers a minimum two-night stay and four people. Registration and tech inspection starts 8 a.m. each day. The public can enter at 10 a.m. May 19, and 9 a.m. the following days. The final May 19 event starts at 6 p.m., the final May 20 event is 6:30 p.m., and the last May 21 event is 3:30 p.m.
City Mission Golf Outing 9:00 am
City Mission Golf Outing @ Sycamore Springs Golf Course
May 19 @ 9:00 am
City Mission’s third annual golf outing will be held May 19 at Sycamore Springs Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Team and sponsorship registration are available at www.findlaymission.org or by emailing Joy Barger at joybarger@findlaymission.org.
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons 10:00 pm
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons @ Yucatan Findlay
May 19 @ 10:00 pm
Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons will bring their brand of Americana rock ‘n’ roll to the Yucatan Findlay, 1851 Tiffin Ave., at 10 p.m. Friday, May 19. Admission is $5. The Columbus-based band was recently voted the No. 1 local band in Columbus Alive’s 2017 Readers’ Poll. Its sound combines electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock ‘n’ roll and dreamy psychedelia. The band is touring in support of its second album, “Homemade Vision,” released in 2016. Like the band’s debut, “Hey Kid” — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — “Homemade Vision” was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, brought to life by a group of roots-rock musicians who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, “Homemade Vision” builds a sound where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula intersect. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. For more information, call the Yucatan Findlay at 419-425-1965 or visit www.angelaperley.com.
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Riverbend Spring Disc Golf Tournament 10:00 am
Riverbend Spring Disc Golf Tournament @ Riverbend Recreation Area
May 20 @ 10:00 am
A spring disc golf tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Riverbend Recreation Area. The “back to the basics two-disc challenge” will allow participants to select their two most versatile discs for use during the two rounds. Registration is $20 per person and may be made the day of the tournament. There will be an optional “ace” fund of $2 per person. An individual throwing a hole-in-one wins the pot. A post-event “throw off” will be held if no one wins the fund. There will be a one-hour lunch break between rounds. The family event requires children to be accompanied by a participating adult On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. in Shelter 5 at the park, with a players meeting at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Hugh Bockbrader, 419-304-2177, or via email: Hugh@laserperfection.net
Gospel Singing at the Gazebo 12:00 pm
Gospel Singing at the Gazebo
May 20 @ 12:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present Gospel Singing at the Gazebo at noon May 20 in downtown Carey, 141 E. Findlay St. Performers include Chuck Kennedy, Jimmy Potridge and Heartsong. Those attending should bring their own lawn chair. Call Mark Glick at for more information.
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet
May 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of Ed Ewing, the Baptist Brothers, Cathy Arnold and 441 Quartet on May 20, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Food is available by donation. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information.
Movie Magic 7:00 pm
Movie Magic @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers will perform the music of pirates, princesses and Mary Poppins when they present “Movie Magic” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St. Admission to the concert is free, and a freewill offering will be taken. The Old Millstream Ringers is a community-based English handbell choir formed in 2000 by director Martha Avery. Avery and co-director Gail Malloy are both retired music educators and, collectively, the members have been ringing handbells for more than 300 years. The ensemble performs a variety of music from sacred to secular and Broadway to Disney. In addition to public concerts, the group also participates in handbell festivals sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America, as well as performing for weddings, seasonal concerts, banquets and other occasions in Findlay and the surrounding area. For more information about the Old Millstream Ringers, or to book a performance, contact Avery at 419-859-2410 or Malloy at 419-424-1751.
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Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
May 22 @ 6:30 pm
Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 25 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
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Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
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