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2015 Rib-Off on Broadway 3:00 pm
2015 Rib-Off on Broadway @ Broadway Street
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come over to Downtown Findlay on Aug. 1 to enjoy mouthwatering ribs and libations, rock out to the third annual Battle of the Bands, and continue into the evening with more live entertainment! Help determine the Battle of the Bands and Rib-Off “People’s Choice Award” winners by voting for a favorite. This year Rib-off will host Nashville Crush as the headlining performers!
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Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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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
Aug 4 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.
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is James Adkins, with food and drink available from Fin’s Seafood & Grille.
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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
Aug 5 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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Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 teens and adults.
Mound Park neighborhood picnic 6:00 pm
Mound Park neighborhood picnic @ Mound Park
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
Residents of the Mound Park area will hold their 73rd annual neighborhood picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday in Mound Park. Neighbors are asked to bring two dishes to share as well as table service and lawn chairs. Residents of Park Avenue should bring a dessert, residents of Mound Street a hot dish and residents of South Cory Street a cold dish; with the second dish their choice. Lemonade, iced tea, water and Dietsch’s ice cream will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to invite old neighbors and friends. If it rains, the picnic will be held in the Dock at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. For more information, call co-hosts the Carsons at 419-423-9316 or the Wards at 567-525-4691.
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Farmers and Merchants Picnic
Farmers and Merchants Picnic @ War Memorial Park
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
The Farmers and Merchants Picnic, also known as the F&M Picnic, is one of the oldest festivals in Ohio. Started in 1913, the picnic has become a two day affair with live music and tractor and truck pulls on Friday followed by a full day of entertainment, midway style events, food and people.
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Funk Factory and food by Jeds Fireball & Brew!
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Kids in the Park: Nature Hike 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out to explore the trails of Aeraland! Venture around the pond in search of some big bullfrogs that tend to sun themselves along the water banks. Locate a red-winged black bird’s nest tucked away in the cattails or spot some monarch butterflies that like to flutter around the prairies. All ages welcome!
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Discover Story: Around the Pond 10:00 am
Discover Story: Around the Pond @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the park district for a story to see who lives around the pond! After the story, venture out on a hike to search for life around Shank Lake. Kids can plan on fun crafts and activities after the hike! This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings welcome.
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Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is Bob Baratta & Desra Dabney, flute & guitar duo, with food and drink available from Bread Kneads.
Spaghetti Dinner 4:00 pm
Spaghetti Dinner @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Christian Clearing House for some delicious Olive Garden spaghetti and homemade desserts. Adult tickets $9, child tickets $4. Available for eat in or carry out. All proceeds go toward the CCH.
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Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry 5:00 pm
Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm
Underwritten by Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., the steak fry is a great chance for chamber members-only networking over a steak dinner. Enjoy some music and drinks and be sure to participant in the lively auction full of great items. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed. You get to cook your own steak to perfection while enjoying a cold drink and friendly company.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Hipnotix and food by Golden Corral!
Van Buren worship gathering 6:00 pm
Van Buren worship gathering
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This gathering is simply a potluck dinner. Bring your favorite dish, a good appetite and an expectation to have an enjoyable evening in the Lord amongst friends.
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No Child Left Indoors 8:30 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Hancock Park District and Pheasants Forever for a morning filled with youth outdoor adventures as they test their skills and talents! No Child Left Indoors is part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics, to get them outdoors. This event is focused on reversing the trend of inactivity and obesity in today’s youth and actively engaging them in outdoor recreational activities. These outdoor adventures will educate youth about the importance of nature and conservation with hopes of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and conservation-minded citizens. Activities will include: a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing & kayaking, BB and shotgun shooting, and much more! Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. Recommended for ages 6-17 with an adult companion.
Astrophotography 9:00 pm
Astrophotography @ Riverbend Park
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s, Tom Fretz, will present a program on Astrophotography. He will show his photographs and explain how anyone can capture photos of the night sky. Participants will have the opportunity to look at Saturn and other objects in the sky through their telescopes and binoculars or feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
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Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 20 @ 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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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Tongue ‘N’ Groove and food by City BBQ!
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Bluffton Cars and Coffee 8:00 am
Bluffton Cars and Coffee
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Cars & Coffee is an informal gathering of auto enthusiasts where proud drivers will congregate to enjoy a cup of coffee and kick tires. There is something for everyone: Classics, Exotics, Sports Cars, Luxury Cars, Import, Domestic, Etc. Free to everyone with coffee and pastries provided by Common Grounds Coffeehouse & Cafe.
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Sts. Patrick and Andrew Chicken and Ham Dinner 11:00 am
Sts. Patrick and Andrew Chicken and Ham Dinner @ St. Patrick Hall
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sts. Patrick and Andrew churches will hold their 19th annual chicken and ham dinner Aug. 23 at St. Patrick Hall, 6250 W. Tiffin St., Bascom. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available in a separate line. Meals include a choice of chicken or ham, potatoes, applesauce, green beans, rolls, dessert and drink. The cost of a dinner of a half chicken or whole slice of ham is $8, or $5 for a quarter chicken or half ham slice.
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Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am
See what animals make the darkness their day and discover how they survive at night! Hear a story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that relate to these nighttime creatures. This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other age siblings welcome.
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McComb Lions Club Senior Scholarship Dinner 4:30 pm
McComb Lions Club Senior Scholarship Dinner @ McComb School cafeteria
Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
McCOMB — The McComb Lions Club will hold its eighth annual senior scholarship dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the McComb School cafeteria, prior to the varsity football game with Marion Local. The meal will feature chicken, pork, vegetable, roll, dessert and drink. Dine-in and carry-out options will both be available. Cost of the meal is $9. Tickets are available by presale only and may be purchased through Aug. 22 from any club member or at Primrose Flowers, the McComb VFW or Hoverman Insurance in McComb. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 419-293-3458. All proceeds will be used to fund the club’s scholarship that will be awarded to a 2016 McComb High School senior.
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Swiss Mennonite 175 3:00 pm
Swiss Mennonite 175 @ Original Swiss Mennonite Church
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Many of the early pioneers of the Swiss Mennonite settlement left Europe in search of religious freedom. The first church of the settlement was built in 1840 on Road 4 between St. John’s and Ebenezer Mennonite churches. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original church. A celebration will be held at the site of the original church with a worship service, lectures, displays, hymns, and a traditional Swiss meal under a big tent with featured speaker Myron Augsburger. The event will have the scripture theme: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”- Psalm 16:6
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