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International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk 1:00 pm
International Rett Syndrome Foundation run/walk @ Riverside Park
May 1 @ 1:00 pm
A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 1 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 between 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Packets for the fun run/walk can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 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 April 15. 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 Amanda at 419-306-4234 or Karen at 419-957-3875. Online registration is available at http://www.rettsyndrome.org/special-events/live-rett-free.
Mike Ricksecker Benefit Hog Roast and Luau 1:00 pm
Mike Ricksecker Benefit Hog Roast and Luau @ AMVETS Post 21
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A hog roast and luau will be held to help Mike Ricksecker, who has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and will probably need a double lung transplant before the end of the year. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 1 at AMVETS Post 21, 423 Trenton Ave. Ricksecker is an Army veteran who lives in Jenera. He also has home repair issues that are causing more damage to his health. The AMVETS post is taking on the repair problems at his house and is holding the fundraiser to help with medical bills. The benefit will include a meal, face painting, a 50/50 drawing, gun raffle and dunk tank. Music will be provided by J.D. Owen. All proceeds will be donated to the family. Tickets are $10 and include food and admission. Contact Mary Aldrich at 419-889-1917 or Jenny Miracle-Turner at 567-525-0432 after 6 p.m.
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Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
St. Francis Home Auxiliary Luncheon and Card Party 11:00 am
St. Francis Home Auxiliary Luncheon and Card Party @ Elizabeth Schaefer Hall
May 4 @ 11:00 am
St. Francis Home Auxiliary will hold its annual luncheon and card party May 4 in Elizabeth Schaefer Hall on the St. Francis Senior Ministries campus, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at noon. Activities will include cards, bingo, a money raffle, door prizes and a bake sale. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the front desk of the St. Francis Home or at the door the day of the event. Proceeds will fund projects for the residents.
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Humane Society Golf Outing and Mutt Strut 8:00 am
Humane Society Golf Outing and Mutt Strut @ Red Hawk Run Golf Club
May 6 @ 8:00 am
Golf carts and tees will meet leashes and puppies this May as the local humane society teams up with a Findlay golf course. While dogs are not typically welcome guests on golf course greens, Red Hawk Run Golf Club is willing to make an exception for the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County’s largest fundraiser of the year. According to Greg Meyers, chairman of this year’s Humane Society Golf Outing and Mutt Strut, the dog-walking event was added to the annual golf classic as a way of appealing to those who may not be interested in playing golf. The 2.5-mile Mutt Strut will afford walkers and their furry friends a chance to enjoy the beauty of the course, but is also open to walkers without pups in tow. Meyers notes golf courses are rarely opened to non-golfers, and certainly tend to dissuade the presence of dogs. “I was a little bit surprised that Jim Cook (who helps manage Red Hawk Run) and his crew went along with it,” he said of the idea. “We’ll have volunteers that make sure that anything that’s left by the dogs is picked up.” The May 6 event marks the golf classic’s seventh year, and Meyers said about $19,000 was raised last year. Funds go to the shelter for general upkeep, medical needs, food and more. The Mutt Strut begins at 8 a.m., with registration at 7:30. The golf classic begins at 11 a.m., and a “Yappy Hour” will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. To register or for more information, visit hancockhumanesociety.com or call 419-423-1664.
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