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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
Arts in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For those love to paint or draw outdoors, the Plein Air Artists group is just for you! This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for adults and teens.
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Night Hike Series: Full Moon 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Full Moon @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 3 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike and learn about the moon. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the indoor planetarium. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. This event is recommended for teens and adults!
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Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
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Discover Story: Butterflies 10:00 am
Discover Story: Butterflies @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am
Bring the kids out to learn about the life of a beautiful butterfly. Join the park district for a story, check out butterfly displays, venture through butterfly tunnels, and enjoy fun crafts. There is nothing more exciting than watching a butterfly hatch and fly for the first time. Their life is one amazing metamorphosis! This event will take place three times today, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult companion; other aged siblings welcome.
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Kids in the Park: Canoeing 6:30 pm
Kids in the Park: Canoeing @ Riverside Park
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Here is a chance for kids to share the experience and learn canoe operations along with safety procedures with the help of the Hancock Park District. Kids are sure to have a fun afternoon of floating on the water! Recommended for youth of all ages with an adult companion. Register with $5 per canoe by 4:30 PM on Thursday, July 9.
Night Hike Series: Nocturnal Animals 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike and learn about nocturnal animals. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Findlay Garden Club 2015 Tour
Findlay Garden Club 2015 Tour @ Findlay, Ohio
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
Get ready for the Findlay Garden Club’s 2015 garden tour. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seven city gardens and one country garden provide a variety of settings for this year’s tour. It is the policy of the Findlay Garden Club not to show gardens that are professionally done, but to choose those that illustrate what dedicated amateurs can achieve on varied sizes of plots. Gardens featured include: Ginny Clymer, 1600 Blanchard Ave. Bonnie Croy and Ed Lloyd, 760 Parkview Drive Mike and Midge Foster, 451 Wellington Place Jeff Knox, 846 Hemphill Blvd. Jeff and Sun Love, 532 N. Main St. Johanna and Chris Wolford, 106 Shinkle St. Mark and Kathy Creighton, 618 Sutton Place Effraim Bilgili, 980 Allen Township 229 More information: http://thecourier.com/local-news/2015/07/04/weekend-finding-findlays-green-thumbs/
Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
Fossils and Geology 1:00 pm
Fossils and Geology @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Hancock Park District will be at CMF to teach the children all about the history of the Earth through examining fossils and geology. Fossils are fantastic evidence of the past life that lived on Earth!
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Fostoria Garden Club Garden Tour & Flower Show 12:00 pm
Fostoria Garden Club Garden Tour & Flower Show @ Fostoria Women's Club
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Fostoria Garden Club is hosting their Garden Tour and Flower Show on Sunday, July 12 from noon to 5 p.m. There are 7 local gardens to tour, plus a flower show held at the Fostoria Women’s Club at 135 E Fremont St. Tickets are only $5 if purchased in advance at the chamber office or the Bookshelf II in downtown Fostoria, or from any Garden Club member. Tickets may be purchased for $7 the day of the tour at the Women’s Club. Anyone may participate in the flower show — contact Phyllis Hahn at 419-435-5114 for more details.
Make and Take It – Black Cat Beauty 1:00 pm
Make and Take It – Black Cat Beauty @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how to make bath accessories. Both parents and children will be able to measure and mix ingredients to make their own bath soaps. This is a Make and Take It event; what participants make, they may take.
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Monday painting class 6:00 pm
Monday painting class @ Putnam County District Library - Columbus Grove Branch
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm
A painting class will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch. Jeanne Beutler will be the instructor. Participants will paint a bird using watercolors. The fee is $10 per person which includes all supplies. Space is limited. To register, call 419-659-2355.
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
Paint and Sip 6:00 pm
Paint and Sip @ Bluffton Sportsmen's Club
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bluffton Family Recreation will host a paint and sip event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club. Registration includes supplies, snacks and a glass of wine. To register call 419-358-4150.
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and park volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for a workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as from fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. Participants should bring their own sketch book and art supplies. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Night Hike Series: Constellations, Navigation and Mythology 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Constellations, Navigation and Mythology @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 17 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike to learn about the stars! In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to our indoor planetarium. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
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Wee Ones: Bees 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Bees @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am
See what the buzz is all about when kids learn more about these yellow and black flyers! This program will include a story, activities, and a craft that relates to bees. Plan on dancing like busy bees! This event will be taking place three times today, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult companion; other aged siblings are welcome.
Build a Mini-Garden 6:00 pm
Build a Mini-Garden @ Putnam County District Library
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm
Participants will have the chance to create a mini fairy garden or small globe garden at 6 p.m. July 20 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The cost is $10 per garden and supplies are provided.
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Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. Quilters will make veterans’ quilts following patterns demonstrated at the June meeting, and are asked to bring red, white and blue fabrics to the meeting. Assistance will be provided. Those attending can bring a sack lunch and continue quilting following lunch. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend. For more information, call Nancy Curtis at 419-308-0926.
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Hancock County Farmers’ Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit the Hancock County Fairgrounds every Thursday through October 29 (except July 30 and September 3) and enjoy some of the best produce in the county! Interested vendors are asked to call 419-422-5594.
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Night Hike Series: Planets 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Planets @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 24 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike and learn about the solar system! In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. This event is recommended for teens and adults.
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Crawford Street Market 9:00 am
Crawford Street Market @ Crawford Street Parking Garage
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Head to East Crawford Street for an Art-See-Mart! Located near The Gaslight Gallery, come and check out what local artists have to offer. Find a unique piece to enjoy or simply browse through all the artist’s booths!
Pluto 9:00 pm
Pluto @ Riverbend Park
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s J.T. Senghas will be providing a program about NASA’s New Horizons mission which sent a spacecraft to the dwarf planet Pluto, to study it up close for the first time. Later, participants will observe Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon. Participants will have the opportunity to look through telescopes and binoculars; feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
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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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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jul 28 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Jul 29 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
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Night Hike Series: Night Sounds and Tracking 9:30 pm
Night Hike Series: Night Sounds and Tracking @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 31 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a night hike to identify the sounds of night and search for tracks! In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions. This event is recommended for teens and adults.