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McComb High School Cheerleader Workshop 10:30 am
McComb High School Cheerleader Workshop @ McComb Public Library
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The McComb High School cheerleaders will host a workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to learn stretches, a chant, a cheer and jumps. They will also get a face tattoo, help decorate posters for the school and learn about spirit. No registration is necessary.
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Light up the Knight 5K 8:45 pm
Light up the Knight 5K @ Van Buren High School
Aug 5 @ 8:45 pm
A nighttime Light up the Knight 5K will begin at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 5 at Van Buren High School. Those attending are encouraged to wear their neons and glow sticks. The race starts and finishes on the high school track, with age group awards, refeshments and pizza provided. Registration is $20 through July 31, $25 through Aug. 4 or $30 on race day. All proceeds will benefit the Jennifer Masters Scholarship Fund. Register online at www.greaterclevelandxc.com or mail checks to Jennifer Masters Memorial Scholarship, Brooke Forsyth, 1410 Hollow Tree Drive, Findlay, OH 45840.
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Sojourner Quartet 6:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet @ First United Church of Christ
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet is a Findlay-based southern gospel four-part male quartet that began in 1991 as a contemporary Christian group playing their own instruments and writing many of their own songs. The group members’ mission is to glorify God and Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, regardless of denomination, through their music and personal testimony. Members are Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead and Findlay resident since 1984). The church will also provide refreshments after the concert.
Cottonwood Jam String Band 7:30 pm
Cottonwood Jam String Band @ Wainwright Amphitheatre in Foundation Park
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Cottonwood Jam String Band will perform a free concert from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wainwright Amphitheatre in Foundation Park on South Union Street, Fostoria. The Cottonwood Jam String Band plays and sings a blend of traditional Appalachian, folk and dance music. Rain location will be Cowboys & Angels/Venue 18, 11295 Ohio 18 West, Fostoria.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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Lunch on the Lawn: Martin Koop 12:00 pm
Lunch on the Lawn: Martin Koop @ Fostoria Municipal Building lawn
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Martin Koop will give a free performance from noon to 1 p.m. today for the final Lunch on the Lawn at the Fostoria Municipal building in downtown Fostoria. Box lunches will be available for $5. Rain location will be across the street in the BANKquet room at 125 S. Main St.
Keep Active, Keep Healthy 6:00 pm
Keep Active, Keep Healthy @ Bernard Park
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The last “Keep Active, Keep Healthy” event will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bernard Park, 1105 Bernard Ave. Several activities have been hosted at Findlay’s parks this summer through a partnership of the city’s Recreation Department in cooperation with the Ohio State Extension Office, Hancock Public Health and 50 North. On Wednesday, participants can run an obstacle course, enjoy new playground equipment and take part in a kick ball or wiffle ball game. The event is free. The event will be canceled if it rains. For more information, call the city recreation department at 419-424-7176.
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Northwest Ohio Golf for a Cause 9:00 am
Northwest Ohio Golf for a Cause @ Birch Run Golf Course
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am
The third annual Northwest Ohio Golf for a Cause will be held Aug. 11 at Birch Run Golf Course, 14451 Deshler Road, North Baltimore. Each year, the proceeds from the tournament benefit a northwest Ohio nonprofit agency or local initiative. This year’s proceeds will go to Findlay’s Fire Relief Foundation; #shesgotthis to help a 20-year-old who was recently diagnosed with a rare, aggressive stage four bone cancer that has spread to both lungs; and the Promedica Foundation. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Various sponsorships are available. Email cstevers@gilbaneco.com for more information.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Eliot Lewis 7:00 pm
Eliot Lewis @ The Jones Mansion
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm
Independent multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis will return to the Jones Mansion for a special benefit concert to restore its upper porch. The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, with doors opening at 6 p.m. A former member of Average White Band, Lewis consistently performs and releases his own brand of guitar-oriented rock and soul as a solo artist, performing at the Hollywood Bowl and Japan’s Budokan Arena, and he has appeared on television programs like “The Voice,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” and Conan O’Brien’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night programs. He is also a frequent collaborator with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates in their live performances, and makes regular appearances on Hall’s “Live From Daryl’s House” online series. He has also worked with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T., Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb’ Mo’, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker and Gavin DeGraw. Elijah’s bar will be open to serve refreshments. Seats are reserved for the length of the show, so attendees can visit the bar and restrooms without losing their spots. Seating is limited, and there will be no sales at the door the day of the event if presale tickets sell out. The first-sold tickets reserve the most desired seats. Tickets cost $15 per person and can be reserved by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110.
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Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
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National Tractor Pulling Championships
National Tractor Pulling Championships @ Wood County Fairgrounds
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
The National Tractor Pulling Championships are returning to the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green for the 51st annual event from Thursday, Aug. 17 through Saturday, Aug. 19. A premier event of the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pullers Association and the National Tractor Pullers Association, the championships feature tractor and truck pulls in several classes. Gates open at noon Thursday, 8 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. The first pulling session begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; the second and third sessions are 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday; and the fourth and fifth runs at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Five classes will compete in the first session: Four-wheel-drive trucks, light unlimiteds (an additional class picked up this year), semis, light super stock, and unlimiteds. The second session’s five classes are: Light unlimiteds, super stock open, super stock diesel 4×4, two-wheel-drive trucks, and super stock diesel. Modified, super farm tractor, pro stock, modified minis, and light super stock all face off in session three. Session four’s classes are: Modified, four-wheel-drive trucks, super farm tractor, super stock open, and semis. Six classes will show up for session five: Modified minis, two-wheel-drive trucks, super stock diesel 4x4s, pro stocks, unlimited, and super stock diesel. The championship rounds will be completed before Sunday, when there will be no competition. The weekend will conclude Sunday with a Catholic Mass at 9 a.m., with a nondenominational service at 10:30 a.m. Abby Paskvan will perform the American and Canadian national anthems as both countries’ flags are raised before the competitions begin. The weekend’s music includes Nashville Crush’s country and rock fusion at 10 p.m. Thursday; the ’70s and ’80s rock/pop stylings of the Cherry Bombs at 10 p.m. Friday; and the Eric Sowers Band, a country music act from northwest Ohio, at 10 p.m. Saturday. The pit area is open all day, every day, where drivers test and tune their vehicles. Attendees can feel free to approach the drivers and ask questions. Other attractions include expanded campgrounds, remote-controlled tractor replica competitions, a kiddie tractor pull, an expanded museum featuring retired tractors, a Saturday morning tailgate party, a toy and trade show, and more. There are four weekend camping areas on the north side of the fairgrounds, located on Poe Road and Haskins Road in Bowling Green. An advance ticket for Thursday’s competition is $20, or $22 at the gate. Advance tickets for both Friday and Saturday sessions are $40, or $44 at the gate. Evening-only tickets for those days are $20 in advance, $22 at the gate. Children 10 and under are admitted free. The camping package, which includes two adult weekend passes, is $300 in advance and $324 at the gate. No electric campsites are available. Advance tickets are no longer available online, but they are available at most northwestern Ohio Kroger stores through the first day of the event, including the Tiffin Avenue and Sixth Street locations in Findlay. Reserved-seat tickets will not be available at Kroger, only gate-admission tickets. Tickets (gate, camping and reserved seats) will also be available at the event. These will be cash-only sales. For more information, call 1-888-385-7855 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.pulltown.com.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series marks its 25th anniversary. The public is invited to enjoy music and food free of charge in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer’s schedule is as follows: June 9: Willful Blindness; food provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company June 16: The Reunion Band; food provided by Legends Steakhouse & Sports Bar June 23: The Athen Ry; food provided by Jimmy John’s July 7: The Hipnotix; food provided by Hot Head Burrito July 14: Big Red Deluxe; food provided by City Barbecue July 21: Reese Dailey Band; food provided by Fern Cafe will provide food. July 28: High Impact; food provided by Domino’s Aug. 4: Jeff Tucker Band; food provided by The Greek Garden Aug. 11: Loose Cannons Band featuring Kahuna’s All-Star Band; food provided by City Barbecue Aug. 18: Tongue ‘n Groove; food provided by Hot Head Burrito
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Running with the Law Triathlon and 5K 10:00 am
Running with the Law Triathlon and 5K @ Four Seasons Park, Kalida
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Kalida Lions Club, will present the second annual “Running with the Law” sprint triathlon and 5K race at 10 a.m. Saturday. The family-friendly event, held at Four Seasons Park in Kalida, will also feature sky divers, chicken barbecue dinners, kids’ activities including bounce house, crafts and train rides, and K-9 demonstrations. The money raised from the event will benefit community programs not supported by county funds. For more information, visit www.putnamsheriffrace.com or call Chief Deputy Verl Warnimont at 419-523-3208.
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions Concert 12:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions Concert @ Carey Gazebo
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present gospel singing at noon Aug. 19 at the gazebo, 141 E. Findlay St., Carey. Performing are New Presence Gospel, Purpose Driven and Paula Barron. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. For information, call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456.
Nashville Crush 7:00 pm
Nashville Crush @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm
Nashville Crush is bringing its fusion of country and rock music to Findlay this summer. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, but no coolers are allowed. The show will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be obtained at the Elks lodge or online at www.findlayelks.org.
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Tour de Putnam 8:00 am
Tour de Putnam @ Putnam County YMCA
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am
The Putnam County YMCA will once again host the Tour de Putnam on Aug. 26. The ride, which begins and ends at the YMCA, will include 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile routes to choose from. It will travel through several Putnam County towns including Leipsic, Miller City, Kalida, Ottoville, Vaughnsville, Pandora and Gilboa, with plenty of rest stops along the way. Each route will be clearly marked, with support vehicles assisting riders in need. All riders must wear a helmet and ride T-shirts, included with registration while supplies last. Registration is available at the YMCA, 101 Putnam Parkway in Ottawa, or at www.putnamymca.org. All riders must be en route by 9 a.m., while the 100-milers must be underway by 8 a.m. For more information or to volunteer, call Melanie Stokes at the Putnam County YMCA at 419-523-5233 or email mstokes@putnamymca.org.
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Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament 5:14 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament @ Findlay Country Club
Aug 28 @ 5:14 pm
Robert E. Beach will be recognized as the honorary chairman at the 50th annual Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament being held Aug. 28 at the Findlay Country Club. To register for the golf outing, contact the chamber of commerce at 419-422-3313 or visit FindlayHancockChamber.com. Proceeds will help support and provide resources to local businesses.
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Gavin DeGraw 7:30 pm
Gavin DeGraw @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm
Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy nominated singer Gavin DeGraw and songwriter has stripped his live show down to a trio for a raw, intimate performance in Lima. The setlist will span DeGraw’s entire catalog of songs, which includes “In Love With A Girl,” “We Belong Together,” “Chariot,” “Not Over You” and “Best I Ever Had.”
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