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Coffee and Canvas 6:30 pm
Coffee and Canvas @ Coffee Amici
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
One free drink, one free snack and many samples through the evening! Registration is required and space is limited to 20 partakers. Please include the participants name(s) when checking out.
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Spring canoe trip 7:00 am
Spring canoe trip @ Riverside Park
Apr 18 @ 7:00 am
Canoeists will begin the trip by paddling through Blanchard River Nature Preserve and later along the border of parks, conservation areas, and Riverbend Recreation Area and through an especially scenic section west of the park. It is an enjoyable, yet long day trip at 25 miles. Canoeists should plan on portaging two dams near the latter part of the trip — one near the Findlay reservoir and one after the covered bridge on Township 241 near Riverbend Recreation Area. Without stops and with two strong paddlers, this trip should take approximately 8½ hours. If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 19. Meet at 7 a.m. at Zonta Landing parking area at Riverside Park, located on McManness Avenue, north of East Main Cross Street between the swimming pool and river. The shuttle will be at Zonta Landing parking area at Riverside Park at 7 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Blanchard River Nature Preserve via the HPD Shuttle Service. Adults and youth age 15 to 17 with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and/or parental consent form. Youth under the age of 15 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. Participants must have the ability to swim. Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring lunch, snacks, and water or Gatorade in a small cooler (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, and shuttle service will be provided.
Bloomdale Spring Arts and Crafts Show 9:00 am
Bloomdale Spring Arts and Crafts Show @ Bloomdale Community Center
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The show will feature spring crafts, jewelry, glass and ceramic items, pottery, baked goods and sweet treats, yard art and wooden creations. All items are hand-crafted. Breast cancer awareness items will also be available. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided by Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomdale. The show has been organized by Clare Bohn as a fundraiser for Cancer Patient Services in Findlay. Bohn is a breast cancer survivor who has benefited from services offered by Cancer Patient Services and wanted to give back to the agency. All table rent from the 27 crafters will be given to the agency and additional donations will be accepted. There will also be a raffle to benefit the agency. Cancer Patient Services provides mileage reimbursement to and from doctors’ appointments and chemotherapy treatments, nutritional aids, medical supplies and wigs, as well as financial assistance for prescriptions and medical bills. Services are available to anyone who lives or works in Hancock County.
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Spring canoe trip 9:00 am
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am
Canoeists will begin the trip by paddling through downtown Findlay and the obstacle-ridden section of the Blanchard River. Beyond the urban section lies a scenic and pleasant rural section where wildlife sightings are commonplace. It is an enjoyable, yet physically challenging trip at 12.6 miles with up to six potential portages around two dams and four rock fields, including a long portage at the waterfall just after starting the trip. Without stops and with two strong paddlers, this trip should take approximately 4½ hours. If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 26. Meet at 9 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 9 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Zonta Landing at Riverside Park via the HPD Shuttle Service. Who: Adults and youth age 15 to 17 with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and/or parental consent form. Youth under the age of 15 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. Participants must have the ability to swim. Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring lunch, snacks, and water or Gatorade in a small cooler (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, and shuttle service will be provided.
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