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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
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Global Leadership Summit Luncheon 12:00 pm
Global Leadership Summit Luncheon @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Every year, Winebrenner hosts the Global Leadership Summit, a two day live telecast event. Experience the level of leadership development at this preview luncheon and hear an inspiring talk from Jack Groppel, PhD, Co-Founder of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. This event is free to the public, and all who attend will receive a special discount code for their 2015 GLS ticket. Lunch will be provided.
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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.
Women Enriching Women 9:00 am
Women Enriching Women @ Bluffton University's Centennial Hall
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Raising Healthy Families Workshop 11:30 am
Raising Healthy Families Workshop @ ReStore Community Center
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am
Participants will learn how to make better decisions for the family that prevent disease and develop health. Topics will include why nutritional choices can mean failure or success for a child, the dangerous effects of medication for children and adults and how to eliminate toxins from the home.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Earth Day Activities 11:00 am
Earth Day Activities @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
H&O Recycling is teaming up with The Children’s Museum of Findlay to sponsor Earth Day activities this year. Kids will be planting seeds, doing coloring and activity pages, and learning more about Earth all day.
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Friends of Ohio Barns Annual Conference
Friends of Ohio Barns Annual Conference @ Riverbend Park
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
Register and attend this great two-day conference and learn more about the history of Ohio barns and 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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