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Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
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Children’s Museum of Findlay Birthday Bash 12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Findlay Birthday Bash @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come celebrate The Children’s Museum of Findlay’s birthday! It has been a whole year since the museum opened in the mall and the museum wants to share its happiness with the community! There will be activities such as: face painting, bouncy house, food, games, train rides, a children’s band, and prizes. Admission to the birthday bash does not include the activities; there will be tickets sold separately for all activities.
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Night at the Museum 7:00 pm
Night at the Museum @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 8:00 am
Children ages 8-12 are invited to join museum staff for an (over)night at the museum! Parents enjoy an evening to yourselves while children explore how local history comes alive after dark! Hands-on exhibits, crafts, and games. Evening snack and light breakfast will be provided. Preregistration required, limited space available.
Movies at the Park 9:30 pm
Movies at the Park @ Mound Park
Jul 10 @ 9:30 pm
Movies are shown at Mound Park (between South Cory and Park streets) every Friday night in July. Free snacks and drinks, along with a drawing for Carmike 12 family packs worth $100. Bring chairs and blankets. This week’s movie is “The Princess Bride”
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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!
Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
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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.
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
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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!
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Movies at the Park 9:30 pm
Movies at the Park @ Mound Park
Jul 17 @ 9:30 pm
Movies are shown at Mound Park (between South Cory and Park streets) every Friday night in July. Free snacks and drinks, along with a drawing for Carmike 12 family packs worth $100. Bring chairs and blankets. This week’s movie is “Second Hand Lions”
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Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
AMA Painting Class 11:00 am
AMA Painting Class @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Awakening Minds Art will present an acrylic painting class at CMF! All needed supplies and instruction will be provided.
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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Mount Blanchard Community Pool Party 7:00 pm
Mount Blanchard Community Pool Party @ Mount Blanchard Community Pool
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A free swim, games and musical entertainment will be offered at the Mount Blanchard community pool on July 22 from 7-9 p.m., weather permitting. Grilled sandwiches will be available for purchase along with other snacks at the concession stand. Games for all ages will begin at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by local musicians Pastor Jan and Mark Johnson. The event is sponsored by the social concerns group and is open to all ages! Please call Jackie Porcello at 419-306-3073 for further information.
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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/
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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.
Movies at the Park 9:30 pm
Movies at the Park @ Mound Park
Jul 24 @ 9:30 pm
Movies are shown at Mound Park (between South Cory and Park streets) every Friday night in July. Free snacks and drinks, along with a drawing for Carmike 12 family packs worth $100. Bring chairs and blankets. This week’s movie is “McFarland, USA”
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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.
Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
Hoytville Youth Ice Cream Social 4:00 pm
Hoytville Youth Ice Cream Social @ Hoytville United Methodist Church
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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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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Book discussion – “Whiskers of the Lion” 5:00 pm
Book discussion – “Whiskers of the Lion” @ Putnam County District Library
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm
The book “Whiskers of the Lion,” by P.L. Gaus, will be discussed at 5 p.m. July 30 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. A presentation and book signing by the author will follow at 6 p.m.
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Moola Moola 11:00 am
Moola Moola @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
First National Bank of Pandora will be at CMF with a special guest, Moola Moola. Moola Moola will be hosting a fun, but educational event to teach children about savings and money.
Movies at the Park 9:30 pm
Movies at the Park @ Mound Park
Jul 31 @ 9:30 pm
Movies are shown at Mound Park (between South Cory and Park streets) every Friday night in July. Free snacks and drinks, along with a drawing for Carmike 12 family packs worth $100. Bring chairs and blankets. This week’s movie is “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”