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Fall ArtWalk 5:00 pm
Fall ArtWalk @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Findlay will open its doors to showcase businesses, restaurants, artists, performers, and musicians from throughout the community with the Fall ArtWalk on Friday, Nov. 3. The event hosted by the Arts Partnership and sponsored by First Federal Bank is free to the public and runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and attendees can stroll through individual businesses, view pieces of art from local artists and watch regional musicians perform. Attendees can also take advantage of special offers, sales, demonstrations and tastings that many businesses and restaurants offer for the ArtWalk. The Findlay Art League’s November Show will open the evening. The juried showcase of Art League member works will remain open throughout the month. Other area galleries open for the evening include Awakening Minds Art, Jones Building Artist Studios, and Kan Du Studio. To view or print the official event brochure, including a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit artspartnership.com/event/artwalk. Copies of the brochure will available for pickup at participating event locations. For more information, visit www.artspartnership.com or call 419-422-4624. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay, with office hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ArtWalk sponsors include GSW Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corp., Eyes on Main, One Energy, The Courier, WFIN, WKXA, 106.3 the Fox, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Ohio Arts Council.
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Archery Basics for Adults 9:00 am
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Age: Required to be 18 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.
Jones Mansion Vintage Christmas Market 9:00 am
Jones Mansion Vintage Christmas Market @ The Jones Mansion
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will host a holiday-themed market with local vendors and others from Tiffin, Perrysburg and Michigan. They include the Dixie Girl Food Truck, Lynne Cartwright, Rustic Bendz, Dazzling Designs by Debra, Ohio Log House, The Main Cookie, Glascow Teaworks, My Own Backyard Herbs & Flowers, Kit & Caboodle Coop, Bettyanne’s, Things Worth Repeating and Shabby Chic finds. Parking is available at St. Paul’s Methodist Church and on nearby side streets. Admission:
Upper Room Church of God Holiday Craft Show 9:00 am
Upper Room Church of God Holiday Craft Show @ Upper Room Church of God
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A holiday market place and craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Upper Room Church of God, 520 W. Bigelow Ave. An assortment of gifts and crafts will be available. There will also be silent auction baskets and baked goods. Children are invited to breakfast with Santa for $2 from 9-10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes hot sandwiches, a baked potato bar, salads, chips, dessert and drinks.
Van Buren United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar 9:00 am
Van Buren United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4. The event will feature a variety of gifts and crafts and a bake sale with jellies, apple butter and homemade noodles. Lunch will also be available and includes chicken and noodles, shredded chicken, sloppy joes and hot dogs, vegetable soup and homemade pie. The church is located at the corner of South Main and Walnut streets.
Altrusa Club Fall Craft Show 10:00 am
Altrusa Club Fall Craft Show @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Altrusa Club of Findlay will host a fall vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1029 W. Main Cross St. Twenty-two vendors and crafters will have items for sale. Food will be available for purchase and there will be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets. All proceeds will be used toward scholarships.
Pandora United Methodist Church Craft Show 10:00 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Craft Show @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Craft and direct sales vendors are wanted to participate in a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E Washington St., Pandora. Booths 10 feet by 10 feet wide are available for $30, or a single 8-foot table is available for $20. Email tagray@fairpoint.net for an application.
Archery Practice 10:45 am
Archery Practice @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 10:45 am – 3:15 pm
Participants who have taken Hancock Park District’s introductory archery courses and want more archery practice can attend this practice session. A certified archery instructor will supervise and all necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Time: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Ages: Required to be 9 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person with preferred time slot by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. An adult must accompany children ages 15 and under. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants per time slot
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Rock and Fossil Collections 1:00 pm
Rock and Fossil Collections @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A program about rock and fossil collections, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Visitors may bring a pet rock, discover how it might have been formed and enter it in a pet rock contest. A rock collection and a fossil collection will be available to view and information will be available. The family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Opossums Program for Toddlers 10:00 am
Opossums Program for Toddlers @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for toddlers about opossums will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The program will include a story and crafts. The event is for children, 3 years old and under, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
Make-it Take-it Project: Dried Arrangements 6:30 pm
Make-it Take-it Project: Dried Arrangements @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm
The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area will meet at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Bluffton Public Library. The public is welcome to attend the session titled “Make-it Take-it Project: Dried Arrangements.”
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna 7:30 pm
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna @ OSU Lima Visitor/Student Center
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host “A Romp through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna,” presented by Jim McCormac, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the OSU Visitor/Student Center, 3900 Campus Drive, Ohio State University, Lima campus. The pictorial adventure will examine well-known plants and animals, and obscure species few have encountered. The importance of all the cogs of the ecological wheel, and the need to protect them, will be shown. This program is free and open to the public. Visit www.tri-moraineaudubon.org for more details.
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Arlington UMC Annual Bazaar 9:00 am
Arlington UMC Annual Bazaar @ Arlington United Methodist Church
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Arlington United Methodist Church, 230 N. Main St., will hold its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11, with lunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Crafts of all kinds, holiday baked goods and candies and homemade dumplings will be among the items for sale. Raffle tickets for a homemade quilt will also be on sale. The event is open to the public, and those attending are asked to park in the church lot or on the street.
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First Step Women’s Enrichment Series: Holiday Craft Class 6:00 pm
First Step Women’s Enrichment Series: Holiday Craft Class @ First Step Women's Resource Center
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm
First Step, as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series, will present a holiday craft class at 6 p.m. Nov. 13. Sherry Kennedy will show participants how to create a 12-by-12-inch framed piece. Work stations will be set up to create a series of mini panel/mat designs that will be arranged in the frame to create a holiday decoration. The cost is $20. For more information, call 419-435-7300.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
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Leonids Meteor Shower Program 6:00 pm
Leonids Meteor Shower Program @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
A program about the Leonids Meteor Shower will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the portable planetarium in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The meteor shower continues through Nov. 30 with the peak this Friday. The program will be hosted by the Hancock Park District. Participants must sit on the floor. The family program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. Wednesday online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Gilboa UMC Fall Rummage Sale 9:00 am
Gilboa UMC Fall Rummage Sale @ Gilboa United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A fall rummage sale at Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Some items will be priced and others will be sold by donation. Items not sold by 4 p.m. can be picked up or will otherwise be donated to a charitable cause. For more information, call 419-456-3354.
The Life Cycle of a Star 6:00 pm
The Life Cycle of a Star @ Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
Susan Nims, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program on the life cycle of a star at 6 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, participants may view Saturn and Mercury through telescopes that are provided or they may bring their own. Club members will be available to assist. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
What Animals Do In Winter 9:00 am
What Animals Do In Winter @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A daylong program about what animals do in preparation for winter will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for children 6 to 12 years old. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today, either online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 2:00 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm
The Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering their annual holiday wreath making classes at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27-29. The cost for each class is $15 per person, to be paid at the beginning of the class. All materials will be furnished. RSVP at 419-422-1712.
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Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 6:30 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm
The Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering their annual holiday wreath making classes at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27-29. The cost for each class is $15 per person, to be paid at the beginning of the class. All materials will be furnished. RSVP at 419-422-1712.
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Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 6:30 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm
The Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering their annual holiday wreath making classes at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27-29. The cost for each class is $15 per person, to be paid at the beginning of the class. All materials will be furnished. RSVP at 419-422-1712.
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Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 6:30 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm
The Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering their annual holiday wreath making classes at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27-29. The cost for each class is $15 per person, to be paid at the beginning of the class. All materials will be furnished. RSVP at 419-422-1712.
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