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Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
An April 1 event will be a murder mystery, a dinner theater — and a chance to raise funds for an organization working to be a resource for the area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Tickets are now on sale for Spectrum of Findlay’s fundraising dinner. Spectrum is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Barry Ratzlaff, a board officer, said it started as an effort to raise money for a local gay pride picnic. The April 1 event will be an original murder mystery, “Babylon Broadway Murder Mystery” dinner/theater night, with interactive audience participation. It’s written and produced by Jim Toth, and performed by the Northwest Ohio Theatre Fraternal Association. Proceeds go toward the pride picnic. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1028 W. Main Cross St. The event will include door prizes and a buffet-style prime rib dinner including honey brown-sugar ham, vegetarian ziti, potatoes, green beans, vegetables and cheese, desserts and more. Spectrum is providing most of the food, although the prime rib will be cooked for them. The show is open to attendees age 16 and older. There will be a cash bar for those 21 and older. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at $30, presale only before March 25, by sending money order or check to Spectrum of Findlay, 1910 Candlewick Drive, Findlay, OH 45840.
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UNITED Drag Show Benefit 3:39 pm
UNITED Drag Show Benefit @ Alumni Memorial Union
Apr 10 @ 3:39 pm – 4:39 pm
UNITED, the University of Findlay’s Gay-Straight Alliance, will have its annual Drag Show Benefit to raise money for the university’s LGBT Resource Center and TATS: Toledo Area Transgender Support, on Tuesday at the university’s Alumni Memorial Union. The event runs from 7-10 p.m., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. It is free for UF students with valid university identification; $1 for non-UF students with proper identification; and $5 for community members. Featured performers will include Candi, Wantsome? of Findlay; and Magestik, Jade Sexton, and Jackie O, all of Dayton. It will also feature free PRIDE T-shirts for UF students, student groups performing in drag for prizes, snacks and drinks, and professional photography. For more information, call the campus LGBT Resource Center at 419-434-5428.
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Zonta Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Spring Style Show @ St. Michae's Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zonta Spring Style Show @ St. Michae's Auditorium | Findlay | Ohio | United States
Zonta’s Spring Style Show held at St. Michael’s Auditorium (750 Bright Rd, Findlay) Benefits Hope House, Open Arms, and The Daughter Project Doors open at 6:00PM – bring cash for gift basket raffles and vendors Style Show: 7:00PM – Papillon Boutique Emcees – Beth Wilkins & Keith Hodkinson Wine and light pairings will be served. Tickets are $20 – Contact Lisa Loughman (419)-425-5111 or email: lloughman@woh.rr.com
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Save 22 Pancake Breakfast and 5K Walk/Run 7:00 am
Save 22 Pancake Breakfast and 5K Walk/Run @ Findlay AMVETS Post 21
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am
A pancake breakfast and 5K walk/run will be held Saturday to bring awareness to veteran suicide. Every day, 22 American veterans take their own lives because of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. “Save 22” is a program the AMVETS Department of Ohio has started to help veterans and local military members who may be in crisis. The program will put them in contact with other veterans who have dealt with the same issues and also provide them with camaraderie they may be missing since leaving the military. “After learning of this tragedy, I felt the need to bring awareness to the community. And, with the support of the entire AMVETS Post 21, we hope to make a difference,” said junior AMVETS president Mayci Aldrich. A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Sons of AMVETS will be served at the post home, 423 W. Trenton Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the walk/run starting at 9. Cost is $20 per person which includes a T-shirt, drinks and a swag bag. Proceeds from both the breakfast and walk/run will benefit the SAVE 22 program. To register, check the pinned post on the Findlay AMVETS Facebook page and provide a shirt size, or call the AMVETS at 419-422-5190.
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K 8:00 am
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K @ Downtown Findlay
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am
The American Heart Association will host the Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K on Saturday in downtown Findlay. The Heart Walk is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association and supports its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Nearly 1,000 participants will join millions of people walking in cities across the country as part of that lifesaving mission. This year, participants are eligible to win a one-year membership to the Findlay Family YMCA. The runner/walker who raises the most money online through 5 p.m. Friday will win the membership. The winner will be announced prior to the start of the walk. The walk will begin at State Bank, 201 E. Lincoln St., with registration at 8 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9. Registration for the 5K is $30 per person; there is no fee to walk. Visit www.heart.org/hancockcountywalk for more information.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 11:30 am
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am
Open Arms will present the ninth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, sponsored by The Union Bank Company, on April 22 at Riverside Park. Hancock County men, women and boys will walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to raise awareness and educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault. Open Arms is seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams and volunteers. Sign-up is available at www.openarmsfindlay.com. There is also an option to be a virtual walker. Day-of registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony at 11:30. This is a family-friendly event with a free kids zone featuring face painting, arts and crafts tables, an inflatable bounce house and a visit from Spongebob. Food vendors, massage stations and sponsor areas will be set up throughout Riverside Park. Prizes and awards will be given. For more information or to volunteer, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser @ Vanlue Community Church
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. April 22 at Vanlue Community Church, with music provided by One Voice, Living Water and Jim Boedicker. A goodwill offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Drag City USA 7:30 pm
Drag City USA @ Legends Steakhouse and Sports Bar banquet hall
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Ignite the Arts will host “Drag City USA,” a variety show featuring performances by local and regional drag queens who sing, dance and lip sync, on Saturday, April 22. The fundraising event benefits the Focus on Friends organization and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs banquet hall at Legends Steakhouse and Sports Bar, 411 S. Main St., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Performers include Ivy Winters; Candi, Wantsome?; Taj Mahal; and Majestik. Winters, the show’s headliner, is a former circus performer who routinely incorporates fire eating, stilt walking and juggling into her act. A sought-after costume designer, she won the “Miss Congeniality” title in season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and resides in rural Michigan when she’s not touring. Candi, Wantsome? is the persona of Ben Hippensteel, the event’s emcee and a Findlay and Fostoria native. Hippensteel began his drag career in 1998 and majored in musical theater at Wright State University, going on to perform with Thelma Houston, John Cameron Mitchell and RuPaul. He uses his performance medium to help others, with emphasis on those in his LGBT community, who are struggling with addiction and self-acceptance. In 2005, he was asked to join the Rubi Girls, an Ohio-based drag troupe which started in the late 1980s. The group has raised over $1 million for LGBT charities. As someone in long-term recovery, Hippensteel introduces himself in character as “the 39-year-old, super sober, Drag Queen Hostess with the Mostess.” He will share stories of his recovery at the event and says his goal is to show it is possible to be in recovery and still have fun. Focus on Friends is a peer-led recovery center that offers support and resources to people impacted by mental health and addiction issues. Hippensteel is a board member for the recovery center and developed the show with Donaldson. His connections with Rubi Girls helped attract Taj Mahal and Majestik’s participation. Standing room general admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets cost $50 and include special seating, swag bags, entry to meet and greet with food and two drink tickets. Only 250 general admission and 50 VIP tickets will be sold. The event is open to those ages 16 and older. All ticketholders who would like alcoholic beverages will have to go downstairs to the main bar. Food can be brought upstairs, but only limited bistro tables will be available for general admission. An elevator will be available for handicapped accessibility. Tickets can be purchased at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St.; Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave.; or online at www.ignitethearts.com. Those interested in sponsoring the event can email ignitethearts@gmail.com.
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Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 8:00 am
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale Friday and April 29 in the fellowship hall, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Sales will be donation only, and proceeds will benefit the student ministry’s mission trip to Kentucky. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale @ First Lutheran Church
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Women of the ELCA from First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., will hold its annual spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon April 29. Proceeds will be divided among the following charities: The Boot Project in Hancock County, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the ELCA General Campaign. Sponsorship is provided by Thrivent Financial.
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9-11:30 a.m. April 29. The sale will include clothing and accessories, kitchen items, linens, office supplies, home décor, holiday items, sports equipment, children’s clothing and toys. On April 29, shoppers may fill a bag for $2.
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Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 8:00 am
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale Friday and April 29 in the fellowship hall, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Sales will be donation only, and proceeds will benefit the student ministry’s mission trip to Kentucky. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale @ First Lutheran Church
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Women of the ELCA from First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., will hold its annual spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon April 29. Proceeds will be divided among the following charities: The Boot Project in Hancock County, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the ELCA General Campaign. Sponsorship is provided by Thrivent Financial.
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9-11:30 a.m. April 29. The sale will include clothing and accessories, kitchen items, linens, office supplies, home décor, holiday items, sports equipment, children’s clothing and toys. On April 29, shoppers may fill a bag for $2.
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