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Crow Family Adoption Fund Garage Sale 8:00 am
Crow Family Adoption Fund Garage Sale @ 1640 Forest Park, Findlay
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
A spring garage sale will help facilitate a local family’s adoption of a 14-year-old boy from a Ukrainian orphanage. Lorie Crow said she and her family need to raise a minimum of $35,000 to bring Nazarii from an orphanage in Kiev, Ukraine, to their home in Findlay. The garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Crows’ residence, 1640 Forest Park. Home decor, kitchen items, kids’ clothing and toys, televisions, stereo equipment, Longaberger baskets and more will be offered at the sale. Lorie and her husband, Matthew, partnered with a Christian nonprofit agency called Open Hearts and Homes for Children last fall. The organization works to find forever homes for orphans living in Latvia and the Ukraine, where Lorie explained children age out of orphanages at age 16. Often, she said the girls go on to become prostitutes and the boys enter a life of crime. Many don’t live to see their 30th birthday. The adoption process will require Lorie and Matthew to travel to Kiev three times, where multiple court cases will take place. They’ll need to stay in the Ukraine for three full weeks during their first visit in order to obtain visas and see Nazarii through the completion of a medical exam. Once the adoption process begins, any of Nazarii’s family members have 30 days to come forward and contest his adoption. Lorie has been assured this occurs in extremely rare cases only and pointed out the teen’s parents’ rights have been permanently terminated due to neglect. The family has set up an online fundraising effort through YouCaring, which can be accessed at www.youcaring/crowadoptionfund by anyone who is “prayerfully considering being a part in giving this young man a home,” Lorie said. About 70 donors have raised just shy of $17,000 — half of the family’s declared goal. Lorie is planning to build a large, framed puzzle as a gift for Nazarii, with each puzzle piece bearing the name of someone who contributed to his adoption effort. Anonymous donors will be represented with a Bible verse.
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Crow Family Adoption Fund Garage Sale 8:00 am
Crow Family Adoption Fund Garage Sale @ 1640 Forest Park, Findlay
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
A spring garage sale will help facilitate a local family’s adoption of a 14-year-old boy from a Ukrainian orphanage. Lorie Crow said she and her family need to raise a minimum of $35,000 to bring Nazarii from an orphanage in Kiev, Ukraine, to their home in Findlay. The garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Crows’ residence, 1640 Forest Park. Home decor, kitchen items, kids’ clothing and toys, televisions, stereo equipment, Longaberger baskets and more will be offered at the sale. Lorie and her husband, Matthew, partnered with a Christian nonprofit agency called Open Hearts and Homes for Children last fall. The organization works to find forever homes for orphans living in Latvia and the Ukraine, where Lorie explained children age out of orphanages at age 16. Often, she said the girls go on to become prostitutes and the boys enter a life of crime. Many don’t live to see their 30th birthday. The adoption process will require Lorie and Matthew to travel to Kiev three times, where multiple court cases will take place. They’ll need to stay in the Ukraine for three full weeks during their first visit in order to obtain visas and see Nazarii through the completion of a medical exam. Once the adoption process begins, any of Nazarii’s family members have 30 days to come forward and contest his adoption. Lorie has been assured this occurs in extremely rare cases only and pointed out the teen’s parents’ rights have been permanently terminated due to neglect. The family has set up an online fundraising effort through YouCaring, which can be accessed at www.youcaring/crowadoptionfund by anyone who is “prayerfully considering being a part in giving this young man a home,” Lorie said. About 70 donors have raised just shy of $17,000 — half of the family’s declared goal. Lorie is planning to build a large, framed puzzle as a gift for Nazarii, with each puzzle piece bearing the name of someone who contributed to his adoption effort. Anonymous donors will be represented with a Bible verse.
Findlay Service League Wine Tasting Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Findlay Service League Wine Tasting Fundraiser @ Wine Merchant
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay Service League will host a wine tasting fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Wine Merchant. Tickets for four generous tastings are $10, and all proceeds will be used to support a number of organizations in Hancock County. Tickets are available at the door.
Runway: Posh Repurpose for Parks 6:00 pm
Runway: Posh Repurpose for Parks @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Runway: Posh Repurpose for Parks is a unique event to build environmental awareness while raising funds for the Hancock Parks Foundation. This event showcases amazing fashions made from plastic bags, bottles, cans, etc.—materials that would otherwise be headed to the landfill. The designs were submitted to our contest for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 cash. Join the Hancock Park District, Huntington Bank, Walmart and the Hancock County Solid Waste District at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for a fun-filled evening emceed by WFIN’s Chris Oaks. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres by The Baker’s Cafe and a coffee bar by We.Serve.Coffee, music, raffles, and a creative fashion show with audience participation! Raffle items include: Kayak and canoe donated by Dr. Robert McEvoy Lowe’s Garden Treasures Fire Pit Purse signed by Mary Wilson of The Supremes Scarf signed by Martha Reeves of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Original glazed vase by Brandon Knott Dietsch’s Tower Shirley’s Popcorn gift card King’s Island day passes Miller Ferry adult round-trip tickets My Own Backyard Gift Basket Mud Hens tickets Findlay YMCA Youth Pass Legacy Lawn & Pet bird feeder …and much more!
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Crow Family Adoption Fund Garage Sale 8:00 am
Crow Family Adoption Fund Garage Sale @ 1640 Forest Park, Findlay
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
A spring garage sale will help facilitate a local family’s adoption of a 14-year-old boy from a Ukrainian orphanage. Lorie Crow said she and her family need to raise a minimum of $35,000 to bring Nazarii from an orphanage in Kiev, Ukraine, to their home in Findlay. The garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Crows’ residence, 1640 Forest Park. Home decor, kitchen items, kids’ clothing and toys, televisions, stereo equipment, Longaberger baskets and more will be offered at the sale. Lorie and her husband, Matthew, partnered with a Christian nonprofit agency called Open Hearts and Homes for Children last fall. The organization works to find forever homes for orphans living in Latvia and the Ukraine, where Lorie explained children age out of orphanages at age 16. Often, she said the girls go on to become prostitutes and the boys enter a life of crime. Many don’t live to see their 30th birthday. The adoption process will require Lorie and Matthew to travel to Kiev three times, where multiple court cases will take place. They’ll need to stay in the Ukraine for three full weeks during their first visit in order to obtain visas and see Nazarii through the completion of a medical exam. Once the adoption process begins, any of Nazarii’s family members have 30 days to come forward and contest his adoption. Lorie has been assured this occurs in extremely rare cases only and pointed out the teen’s parents’ rights have been permanently terminated due to neglect. The family has set up an online fundraising effort through YouCaring, which can be accessed at www.youcaring/crowadoptionfund by anyone who is “prayerfully considering being a part in giving this young man a home,” Lorie said. About 70 donors have raised just shy of $17,000 — half of the family’s declared goal. Lorie is planning to build a large, framed puzzle as a gift for Nazarii, with each puzzle piece bearing the name of someone who contributed to his adoption effort. Anonymous donors will be represented with a Bible verse.
AMVETS Monte Carlo Night 5:00 pm
AMVETS Monte Carlo Night @ AMVETS Post 21
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
AMVETS Post 21 will present a Monte Carlo night to benefit Flag City Honor Flight from 5-10 p.m. May 5. The post is located at 423 W. Trenton Ave.
Flag City Morning Rotary Kentucky Derby Gala 6:00 pm
Flag City Morning Rotary Kentucky Derby Gala @ Hancock Hotel
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Flag City Morning Rotary will celebrate the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby with a gala planned for 6-10 p.m. May 5 inside the Hancock Hotel’s Blanchard Ballroom. Games, raffles, a live auction, music, food and themed beverages will be offered. Attire is business casual, with hats and bow ties optional. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at https://flagcitymorningrotary.org/shop or by contacting Rotarian Tasha Dimling at 970-948-5552 or tdimling@bvhealthsystem.org.
Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association Murder Mystery Dinner 6:00 pm
Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association Murder Mystery Dinner @ American Legion Hall
May 5 @ 6:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association will host a murder mystery dinner at 6 p.m. May 5 at the American Legion Hall, 711 S. Shore Drive, Lima. Tickets are $25 each and include an Italian meal buffet, dessert, beverage and the evening’s entertainment. The name of the murder mystery is “Bobby and Bonnie Got Married.” Tickets can be purchased by calling Tracy Oberst at 567-208-1582 or at HCF Management, 1100 Shawnee Road, Lima. Proceeds go to West Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember.
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International Rett Syndrome Foundation Benefit Run/Walk 2:45 pm
International Rett Syndrome Foundation Benefit Run/Walk @ E.A. Powell Elementary School
May 6 @ 2:45 pm
A run and walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation is scheduled for May 6 at E.A. Powell Elementary School, 500 N. Main St., North Baltimore. 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 Slippery Elm Trail. Registration will be held at the elementary school. 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 between 1 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. Participants 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, contact Amanda at 419-306-4234 or Karen at 419-957-3875. Online registration is available at https://www.rettsyndrome.org/liverettfree.
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Putnam County Help Me Grow/WIC Baby Fair 1:30 pm
Putnam County Help Me Grow/WIC Baby Fair @ Putnam County Educational Service Center
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Putnam County Help Me Grow and Putnam County Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) programs are sponsoring a free baby fair from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam County Educational Service Center, Ottawa. The event is open to Putnam County pregnant women and mothers of infants and toddlers. Local vendors will highlight services available, and giveaways, door prizes and refreshments will be offered. Call Help Me Grow at 419-523-6059 or W.I.C at 419-523-5080 for more information.
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Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut 9:00 am
Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
May 11 @ 9:00 am
Dogs and their humans are invited to strut their stuff through the scenic Red Hawk Run Golf Course as part of the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County’s largest fundraiser of the year. The humane society will host the ninth annual Maxwell Meyers Memorial Golf Classic and Mutt Strut on May 11 in memory of Maxwell, a boxer-Lab mix who loved running at golf courses. Upon his death, Max’s beloved family and friends chose to memorialize him through an event that would aid the work of the local humane society for years to come. Event organizer Greg Meyers said the event began as a golf outing, but has changed over time to become a memorial event. The 2½-mile Mutt Strut is open to people with and without dogs and runs from 8-10 a.m. New this year is a demonstration by the local K9 unit at 9 a.m. Golf begins with an 11 a.m. shotgun start and is open to singles and team golfers. The day concludes with a “Yappy Hour” (happy hour) from 4-6 p.m. Meyers said the hope is that the event will attract dog-lovers and people who enjoy walking, along with golfers. He and other event organizers are especially thankful to Red Hawk Run for welcoming dogs onto its property. Cost for the Mutt Strut is $20 in advance and $25 the day of. Registration for the Mutt Strutt and the golf outing can be made online at www.hancockhumanesociety.com or by calling the humane society at 419-423-1664 or Meyers at 419-422-4040.
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Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive 8:30 am
Rose of Sharon Scholarship Fund Drive @ Walmart
May 19 @ 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 Walmart, 1161 Trenton Ave. All net proceeds will be used for first-year college student scholarships for eligible grandchildren of chapter members. Each donor will receive a rose of Sharon, the national flower of South Korea. Children will receive a miniature American flag. The fund drive began in 2002 and has provided 74 scholarships totaling $37,000. This is the chapter’s only fund drive for the year. For membership or additional information, call Larry Monday at 419-387-7532.
Jenelle Hohman Color Me Happy Walk and 5K 9:00 am
Jenelle Hohman Color Me Happy Walk and 5K @ Riverside Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Jenelle Hohman Color Me Happy Walk and 5K will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at Riverside Park. The color run, presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hancock County, was renamed last year for Hohman, a Findlay health care professional who specialized in play therapy for children. Hohman died in February 2017. Howard Ohler, board vice president at NAMI, said this is the organization’s ninth annual color walk and serves as NAMI’s signature fundraising event. “All proceeds go toward serving our clients with free classes, training and programming throughout the year,” Ohler said. Examples of programs designed to help individuals and families living with mental illness include Connections, Family-to-family and Peer-to-peer. New this year will be a health fair featuring over 20 local vendors offering free screenings, massages and more, along with a kids’ fest and pet zone, where free dog washing and nail trimming will be available. Eleven food vendors including Yellowbird Food Shack, Kimmel’s Meats and Amy May’s Rockin’ Tacos will be stationed throughout the park. The walk is highlighted by five color stations where participants walk through a different color of dyed corn starch powder. “And of course by the end, these people are doused in color,” Ohler said. “Ears, eyelashes, everything.” Those who register before May 11 will receive event T-shirts. The cost is $40 for adults 13 and older and $10 for children 6-12 years. Participants 5 and younger are free. Online registration can be made at www.NAMIHancockCounty.org or on race day for an additional $5. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. the day of the walk.
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Findlay Great Strides 2:00 pm
Findlay Great Strides @ Riverbend Park
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Findlay Great Strides, a walk benefitting cystic fibrosis, will be held May 20 at Riverbend Park. The Findlay walk is one of over 400 Great Strides events taking place across the country to help support the search for a cure to cystic fibrosis. Online registration is available at www.cff.org/greatstrides. Check-in begins at 1 p.m., with the walk starting at 2.
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