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Findlay YMCA Treadmill-A-Thon 11:30 am
Findlay YMCA Treadmill-A-Thon @ Millstream Art Plaza
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
The YMCA’s annual campaign kicks off today with a Treadmill-A-Thon at the Millstream Art Plaza in downtown Findlay. YMCA enthusiasts will be running a mile each from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to complete a full marathon to show support for the Y. Each runner is accepting pledges to support the cause. Campaign co-chairs Kerry Kirk and Christian Pedersen will also be present to kick off the campaign, this year titled “Your Year, Your Y!” Funds raised allow the Y to be available to everyone in the community, regardless of ability to pay. Contact Jennifer Treece, development director, at jtreece@findlayymca.com or 419-422-4424 for more information.
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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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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City Mission of Findlay Food Drive 12:00 pm
City Mission of Findlay Food Drive @ City Mission
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
City Mission of Findlay will hold a food drive from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The top items on the needs list include canned fruit, baked beans, pasta and soup; 55-gallon trash bags, sandwich or quart-size bags, salad dressing, sugar and creamer, coffee, Pam spray and box and instant mashed potatoes. Items can be dropped off behind the mission, located at 510 W. Main Cross St.
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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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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Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale 9:00 am
Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale @ Perennial Plant Peddler
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay’s annual spring plant sale will be held Friday and Saturday at the Perennial Plant Peddler, 8875 Township Road 251. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Club members donate a wide variety of their personal perennials, annuals and vegetable plants to raise funds for activities promoting beautification of the community and improving member gardening skills. Two visible activities managed by the club are the Crystal and Tiffin Avenue triangle gardens. More information about the club and the sale can be found on the club’s Facebook page. For membership information, contact Heather Heilman at heather.heilman@uwhancock.org.
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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Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage link, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the office at 419-422-2222 and will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House. The nonprofit organization helps Hancock County residents with emergency needs such as food vouchers, rent and utility payments, prescription medications and other emergency needs.
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.
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive 8:30 am
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive @ Wal-Mart
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Members of the Hancock County Korean War Veterans Chapter 172 will conduct their annual Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 2500 Tiffin Ave. The fund drive will move to the Wal-Mart at 1161 Trenton Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on May 20. Net proceeds from both days will be used for first-year college student scholarships for eligible grandchildren of chapter members. Each donor will receive a Rose of Sharon flower, the national flower of South Korea. Children will receive a miniature American flag. The fund drive started in 2002 and has provided 64 scholarships totaling $32,000. This is the only fund drive the chapter has for the year. For membership information, call chapter secretary Larry Monday at 419-387-7532.
Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale 9:00 am
Garden Club of Findlay Plant Sale @ Perennial Plant Peddler
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay’s annual spring plant sale will be held Friday and Saturday at the Perennial Plant Peddler, 8875 Township Road 251. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Club members donate a wide variety of their personal perennials, annuals and vegetable plants to raise funds for activities promoting beautification of the community and improving member gardening skills. Two visible activities managed by the club are the Crystal and Tiffin Avenue triangle gardens. More information about the club and the sale can be found on the club’s Facebook page. For membership information, contact Heather Heilman at heather.heilman@uwhancock.org.
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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.
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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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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Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive 8:30 am
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive @ Wal-Mart
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Members of the Hancock County Korean War Veterans Chapter 172 will conduct their annual Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 2500 Tiffin Ave. The fund drive will move to the Wal-Mart at 1161 Trenton Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on May 20. Net proceeds from both days will be used for first-year college student scholarships for eligible grandchildren of chapter members. Each donor will receive a Rose of Sharon flower, the national flower of South Korea. Children will receive a miniature American flag. The fund drive started in 2002 and has provided 64 scholarships totaling $32,000. This is the only fund drive the chapter has for the year. For membership information, call chapter secretary Larry Monday at 419-387-7532.
Boy Scout Troop 342 Car Wash 10:00 am
Boy Scout Troop 342 Car Wash @ O’Reilly Auto Parts
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 342, sponsored by Zion United Methodist Church, will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 540 Tiffin Ave. The Scouts are raising money for a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to see a Civil War re-enactment.
Color Me Happy 5K Run/Walk 10:00 am
Color Me Happy 5K Run/Walk @ Riverside Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County will host the seventh Color Me Happy 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at Riverside Park in Findlay. Teams and individuals can choose from two separate events: the traditional walk to raise awareness within the community about mental illness, or a 5K colored fun walk/run in which participants travel through nontoxic powder intended to leave them “colorful and happy.” The event also includes a kid zone with bounce house, clowns, balloons and face painting. Dogs are welcome. Post-event festivities will include music provided by Time Warp DJ and opening of Zumba from ZPulse. Color Me Happy is intended to support the many individuals and families affected by mental illness. An estimated 1 in 4 families in the United States has a member with mental illness, and as many as 14,860 residents of Hancock County could be diagnosed with serious brain disorders in their lifetime, NAMI reports. The run/walk is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the park band shell, with registration starting at 9. Rex Howard will serve as master of ceremonies at an opening ceremony, also scheduled for 9 a.m. The walk committee has set a fundraising goal of $40,000. NAMI is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status and funds raised provide education, support and advocacy services for Hancock County residents. Services provided at no charge to clients include: Peer-to-Peer, a 10-week class offered to people diagnosed with a mental illness who are interested in learning how to establish and maintain wellness; Family-to-Family, a 12-week class for family members and other loved ones of people diagnosed with mental illness; a support group which meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at ADAMHS Board; and KidShop, which meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at Jacobs Elementary School. Online registration is available at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11472/nami-color-me-happy-walk-5k .
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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First Presbyterian Church Piano Program 6:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church Piano Program @ First Presbyterian Church
May 30 @ 6:30 pm
A piano program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. Those performing include Alan and Nigel Woodall, Ethan Zheng and Sammie Dong, all Piano Guild National winners; Courtney Baker, Keith Sansalone, Angela Erford, David Chen and Yana Rao. Ryan Zheng, a Piano Guild International winner who earned his high school diploma in piano performance, will perform at 6:30 p.m. and then present his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Both segments, arranged by Ryan Zheng and Marlene Rayl, are open to the public.
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