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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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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Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Ride to Remember
Ride to Remember @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Jul 11 all-day
Bicycle enthusiasts may register for the inaugural Ride to Remember bicycle ride scheduled Saturday, July 11, in Bluffton. The event offers short bike routes for families interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders starting and ending at Bluffton Family Recreation. Ride to Remember offers a 10-mile loop, a 64-mile loop with cutoffs for 13, 17, 24, 50 and 57 miles and a 100-mile course. The 10-mile fun loop offers riddles to solve for families participating. There is also a two-mile walk, run, bike loop through Bluffton. The ride is a fund-raiser for the Bluffton Bike and Pedestrian Pathway Committee. The organization has constructed one Bluffton bike path and is working on additional paths, to eventually encircle the northwestern Ohio village. Costs for the ride are $20 for individuals ($25 after June 30). Family members ride for $20 for the first member, $15 for the second and $5 for each additional member (add $5 to each after June 30). Registrations may be mailed to Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, OH 45817. Checks are payable to Bluffton Family Recreation. Persons may also register on-line at www.bfronline.com. Registration includes a lightweight bag for the first 200 registered riders, snacks at rest stop and finish, roaming repair van and rider pick-up service, pass to Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, shower at BFR and coupon for up to $8 off at Bluffton restaurants. Sign-in and registration opens at 6 p.m. Routes open at 6:30 a.m. An optional mass start is at 8 a.m. Routes close at 4 p.m. For additional information, including maps showing the routes, go to www.RideToRemember.net, or see the flyer!
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
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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.
Make and Take It – Black Cat Beauty 1:00 pm
Make and Take It – Black Cat Beauty @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how to make bath accessories. Both parents and children will be able to measure and mix ingredients to make their own bath soaps. This is a Make and Take It event; what participants make, they may take.
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Monday painting class 6:00 pm
Monday painting class @ Putnam County District Library - Columbus Grove Branch
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm
A painting class will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch. Jeanne Beutler will be the instructor. Participants will paint a bird using watercolors. The fee is $10 per person which includes all supplies. Space is limited. To register, call 419-659-2355.
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McComb Rotary Club Golf Open
McComb Rotary Club Golf Open @ Shady Acres Golf Course
Jul 15 all-day
The McComb Rotary Club will hold its 53rd annual golf open Wednesday at Shady Acres Golf Course, McComb. The $75 fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner and skill and door prizes, as well as a hole-in-one contest on the 16th hole for a new car. All proceeds help support the McComb Rotary Scholarship and first-grade literacy programs. Tee times are available by calling the golf course at 419-293-9656. For more information, call David Crates at 419-293-3019.
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
Cancer Patient Service’s Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt 5:15 pm
Cancer Patient Service’s Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt @ Coffee Amici
Jul 16 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cancer Patient Services is excited to announce its first annual Christmas in July Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will begin at Coffee Amici, where teams or individuals can register for $20. Participants can register beginning at 5:15 p.m. on the day of the event. The course will take place in downtown Findlay where participants will receive clues that will help them reach the finish line at Waldo Pepper’s. Goodies and raffle tickets will be given out along the route!
Paint and Sip 6:00 pm
Paint and Sip @ Bluffton Sportsmen's Club
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bluffton Family Recreation will host a paint and sip event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club. Registration includes supplies, snacks and a glass of wine. To register call 419-358-4150.
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Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
Ride for Victory 12:00 pm
Ride for Victory @ Fostoria Moose Lodge
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The “Ride for Victory” event will be the Tina Warsop-Beam Memorial Colon Cancer Awareness Ride for motorcycles and custom cars. The ride will begin and end at the Fostoria Moose Lodge and feature poker runs, auctions, door prizes, raffles, shirts and food! The first bike/car well be out at noon with the last one in at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $25 single/$40 double, and an additional hand for $15. The shirt and meal are included in the cost. All proceeds benefit the Victory Center in Toledo. For more information, e-mail twbride4victory@gmail.com or visit http://www.facebook.com/Twbride4victory!
Wharton barbecue fundraiser 4:30 pm
Wharton barbecue fundraiser @ Wharton Community Park
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A chicken barbecue fundraiser for the Wharton Community Park will be held at the park shelter house from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Meals catered by Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats will be available for dine in or carry out. Tickets are $8 and include a half chicken, baked potato, baked beans, roll and water. Tickets are available by calling Naneen Kotterman at 419-458-2683, Tina Balduf at 419-458-5285 or Nancy Grubbs at 419-458-1118. Live music will be presented by Living Water from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for park maintenance and improvements. There will not be a Wharton Festival this year.
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Build a Mini-Garden 6:00 pm
Build a Mini-Garden @ Putnam County District Library
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm
Participants will have the chance to create a mini fairy garden or small globe garden at 6 p.m. July 20 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The cost is $10 per garden and supplies are provided.
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Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. Quilters will make veterans’ quilts following patterns demonstrated at the June meeting, and are asked to bring red, white and blue fabrics to the meeting. Assistance will be provided. Those attending can bring a sack lunch and continue quilting following lunch. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend. For more information, call Nancy Curtis at 419-308-0926.
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Stuff The Bus
Stuff The Bus @ McDonald's
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day
Stuff the Bus, the annual school supply collection sponsored by WFIN-AM and WKXA-FM, will be held July 23-25 at McDonald’s, 1921 Tiffin Ave. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23 and 24, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25. New, unused supplies of all types are needed, including book bags, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, boxes of tissues, paper, pencils and hand sanitizer. Cash donations will also be accepted to purchase supplies. More information: http://thecourier.com/family-news/2015/07/16/get-ready-to-stuff-that-bus/
Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Red Cross B*A*S*H 7:00 pm
Red Cross B*A*S*H @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
After Rally in the Alley, head over to the Hancock County Fairgrounds for an evening of army-inspired fun for summer’s best party! Tons of fun and entertainment including: Live music by Tongue ‘N Groove with special guests Chaos Golden Corral Mess Hall Fun & games in the ‘Swamp’ Rosie’s Bar And much more! Tickets are just $5; kids 11 and under are $2, children in strollers are free.
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Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler 7:45 am
Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler @ Cooper Field at Findlay High School
Jul 25 @ 7:45 am – 9:30 am
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company celebrates over 100 years in the tire business! Cooper invites walkers and runners of all ages and skill levels to participate. Funds are being raised on behalf of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Scholarship, a component of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. More information coming soon! Registration at RunSignUp.com.
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
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Mazza Museum Art Camp
Mazza Museum Art Camp @ Mazza Museum
Jul 27 – Aug 2 all-day
If you would like to put your child on the waiting list for next year’s Art Camp, please email Terry Olthouse, education coordinator, at olthouse@findlay.edu. The Mazza Museum hosts a week-long Summer Art Camp for elementary students in the Findlay area. During the camp, children learn how to illustrate their own picture books using different media based on inspiration of the artwork in the Mazza Museum. The culmination is a family celebration with the students as the guests who participate in a book signing for their fans.
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